Organic grain marketers flex global muscles

By Christalee Froese Glacier FarmMedia staff They run their hands appreciatively along the fur of the buffalo hide given to them by one of their grain contractors. While their organic grain marketing business is known worldwide, and is an economic success with 80 growers and 24 employees, it isn’t necessarily about any of that. Prairie […]

2020 organics market characterized by strong demand

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff MarketsFarm – Canada’s organic commodities market was characterized by strong demand in 2020. Before COVID-19 began dominating headlines, demand for organic pulses had been rising steadily. As the pandemic swept across North America, consumers rushed to fill their pantries with shelf-stable staples, including organic pulses and grains. Demand is […]

All quiet on the organic market front

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff The organic grain market remains relatively quiet across Canada heading into the winter, with the excitement of harvest in the rear-view mirror and most of the activity now confined to filling old contracts. Large supplies seem to have many end users on the sidelines for the time being. “Our […]

As harvest yields varied, crop quality was good

By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff The 2020 harvest of organic grain crops in Ontario and across the Prairies saw yields vary while quality was generally very good. Ontario benefitted from better weather than the hot, dry conditions that dominated the Prairies just before harvest. Harro Wehrmann of Wehrmann Grain and Seeds in Ripley, Ont. […]

Organic market steady as ample supplies met with good demand

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff Western Canadian organic markets were holding relatively steady in late September as harvest operations entered the final stages across the Prairies. Variable crop conditions resulted in average crops overall, according to a number of organic buyers, with ample supplies and good demand countering each other to keep prices relatively […]