Grazing through a drought

Jennifer Blair OrganicBiz staff When drought hits, you can blame Mother Nature — but management practices also come into play. “I don’t want to say that it doesn’t matter what happens with rain and that all drought is man made because of bad management,” said Vermont grazier Abe Collins. “That’s a very extreme position. Sometimes […]

U.S. offering internship for organic seed production

OrganicBiz staff The U.S.-based Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) have launched a new internship program designed to link wannabe organic seed producers with experienced seed farmers. According to the OSA website site, the program’s six-month internships are available that combine hands-on education, farm-based independent study, and classroom and […]

Wheat fields in Manitoba

Top crops 2016

By Laura Rance OrganicBiz staff Manitoba farmers are facing some tough choices when it comes to squeezing a profit out of the crops they grow in 2016. But the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development annual crop production guidelines indicate there are still profits to be made in both conventional and organic production systems. These […]