Organic demand mostly quiet, though feed grains seen strong

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff Demand for organic crops has been muted across Canada, adding to a complicated 2019 growing season. along with unpredictable weather in the east and west. Scattered rains across the Prairies in June boosted selling activity slightly, though many buyers are covered from the previous year’s stocks. “It was a […]

Organic commodity prices holding firm after falling

Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff Prices for most organic commodities have been firm during May, with little prospect of them changing, according to a number of dealers. “I don’t think they’ll go down anymore until harvest,” said Bryce Lobreau of Pristine Prairie Organics in Pipestone, Man. Lobreau said Pristine was paying C$7.50 per bushel delivered […]

USDA launches Organic Integrity Learning Center

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service – The National Organic Program has launched the new Organic Integrity Learning Center, providing free 24/7 online training for organic professionals around the world. “Fair and consistent certification and robust enforcement of the organic standards are keys to protect the integrity of the USDA Organic Seal that consumers trust and producers […]

Supply glut dragging down organics market

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff A supply gut and questionable market demand has organic farmers concerned. “What we’re hearing from farmers is they’re having a tough time marketing anything,” remarked Scott Shiels of Grain Millers Canada Corp. in Yorkton, Sask. Many organic grains are in a supply glut, which sees feed wheat contracts trading […]