Read more: Avoid growing wheat, look to other pulses, grains and oilseeds
By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff As farmers get closer to planting their crops for 2021, or perhaps some already have, there are different takes among those in the organic grain industry as to what will be grown this year. One thing there was a consensus on was to avoid organic wheat as there’s already […]
By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff Bids for many organic commodities were few and far between in February, with prices for any grains or pulses still trading holding relatively steady despite ongoing strength in the conventional sector. The narrowing price spread between conventional and organic crops may lead to a reduction in organic acres as […]
By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff Prices for organic grains, oilseeds and pulses have largely remained steady throughout January with dealers left wondering why demand has disappeared. “I don’t understand where the demand has gone. Normally there should be good demand,” commented Mylo Chubb of Stonehenge Global Seeds in Assiniboia, Sask. “It looks like we […]
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 […]
Read more: 2020 organics market characterized by strong demand *NOTE: Ontario and U.S. data was not available by press time. UPDATE: An earlier version of this chart contained an incorrect price for flax. We regret the error.
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 […]