Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: April 27

USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News – Compared to the prior trading period, organic grain traded mostly inactive on light demand. Trade inactive on food grade corn and soybeans, roasted soybeans, oats, barley, soft red winter and hard red spring wheats. Feed grade corn traded 80 cents lower on moderate trade. Trade activity on feed grade soybeans […]

Camera controls cultivator between rows

By Ron Lyseng OrganicBiz staff Inter-row cultivation is no longer the exclusive domain of row croppers and organic farmers. The practice has also become a new option for producers with herbicide resistance in broad-acre crops such as wheat and canola. Machinery operators who have struggled to manually keep their cultivator between rows and out of […]

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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, […]

New-crop organic premiums vary by crop

By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Offshore competition is putting pressure on organic wheat prices, but premiums remain high for new-crop flax, oats and mustard, according to analysts and traders. Meanwhile, strong prices for conventional pulses may discourage growers from making the extra effort to produce organically. As new crop prices emerge, buyers are aggressively seeking […]