Organic Trade Association proposes voluntary organic check-off

By Glacier FarmMedia staff The Organic Trade Association on Sept. 6 announced a plan to move forward with a voluntary industry-invested organic research, promotion and education check-off program. “The Organic Trade Association recognizes great demand for coordinated organic research and promotion, and the organic sector is ready to work together on innovative solutions that will […]

Western Grains Research Foundation invests $675,000 to Organic Science Cluster

Glacier FarmMedia staff The Organic Science Cluster III (OSCIII) was announced earlier today by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. The OCSIII cluster is being led by the Organic […]

Premium Brands invests in Ontario organic chicken processor

By Glacier FarmMedia Staff Premium Brands, a leading specialty food manufacturing and food distribution business in Canada and the U.S., has procured a 62.6 per cent interest in Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd., an Ontario-based processor and marketer of organic chicken products. Yorkshire has annualized sales of approximately $65 million and operates a modern 40,000 square foot processing […]

Nature’s Path parts ways with U.S. organic trade association over GMO labelling

By Laura Rance Editorial director, Glacier FarmMedia  One of North America’s leading organic processors has withdrawn its support from the U.S. Organic Trade Association to protest what it says is a shifting commitment away from the organic movement’s core values. Nature’s Path Foods, North America’s largest organic breakfast company, made the announcement just days from […]

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Two-year initiative to support organic agriculture and agri-food entrepreneurs

Organic Alberta – Commencing November 1, 2017 and running until October 31, 2019, The Mackenzie County Organic Success Program is a two-year, $330,000 initiative which supports agricultural and agri-food entrepreneurs in the Mackenzie County region to diversify into organic production. “The global organic market is now estimated at just under $90 Billion, and Mackenzie County […]