Cover crop field day

A field day in southern Saskatchewan focused on the benefits of cover crops for organic and conventional farms By Leeann Minogue OrganicBiz staff Southern Saskatchewan farmer Cody Straza has an ambitious goal: “zero till organic farming.” To get there, Straza will rely on cover crops as a large component of his management plan. “There is […]

COTA report released on organic sector in Western Canada

By Lorraine Stevenson OrganicBiz staff The number of certified organic primary producers and processors are steadily rising in Western Canada, according to a new report touted as the most in-depth analysis yet of the organic sector in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Growing Organic in the Prairies released in May by the Canadian Organic Trade Association […]

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Organic methods now eligible for Alberta crop insurance

By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Alberta’s certified organic producers are now eligible for insurance that recognizes their practices, but that opportunity comes at a higher price. Organic Alberta has been working with Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) to create an insurance program that recognizes organic production. Organic producers had always been eligible for insurance, […]