Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: March 28

USDA – Compared to two weeks ago, feed corn demand good on active trade.  Feed corn traded 86 cents higher FOB.  Forward Contract activity mostly on transactions directly between the grower and end user, with delivery out as far as Q3 of 2019, whereas the same time last year buyers where only contracting out into the […]

40,000 acre farm goes organic

High price of crop inputs drives decision to convert to organic production By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff There are 25 grain bins in Travis Heide’s farmyard, including six massive ones with a capacity of 70,000 bushels each. In total, the bins can store around 550,000 bu. of grain. That’s enough for 10,000 acres of […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: March 14

USDA – Compared with two weeks ago, trade activity moderate on good demand for feed grade corn trading 9 cents lower. Contract activity increasing on new crop in states east of the Mississippi. No trend available due to a lack of comparable trades for feed grade soybeans, but trade activity moderate on good demand. Food grade soybean […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: February 28

USDA – Compared to two week’s ago, feed grade corn demand good on moderate activity, trading 42 cents higher FOB with the bulk of trade on the west coast. Feed grade soybean activity too limited to trend, but prices steady. Food grade wheat activity too limited to trend, but prices steady. Soybean meal demand good […]

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Organic Grain Marketing 101: Part 1 – Liquidity

By Brenda Tjaden OrganicBiz contributor  The substance of grain marketing is the same for all farmers — to generate income. The quality of the decision, to sell today or to wait, ends up having a big impact on the farm’s revenue stream, profitability, future potential, and the owners’ quality of life. It’s no different for […]