Organic markets unaffected by COVID-19

By Karen Briere Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic grain premiums are holding up so far in the COVID-19 world, according to Mercaris. The data service and trading platform for organic grains is an American company that focuses on corn, soybeans and wheat in both food and feed markets but has recently expanded into oats, barley, rye […]

Organic bids holding steady amid global uncertainty

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff Markets for North American organic grains held reasonably steady in April, despite the COVID-19 pandemic roiling the conventional grains and oilseeds. “There’s really no volatility at all, month over month,” said Jason Charles, of Minneapolis-based Pipeline Foods. “Demand in the environment we’re in has been really good,” said Charles. […]

Hemp demand goes organic

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Manitoba Harvest sells hemp food products at more than 16,000 stores in North America. That’s up from about 7,000 stores in 2015, which qualifies as robust growth. But demand for organic hemp foods, granola bars, protein powder and hemp oil is climbing much faster than demand for regular hemp. […]