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 […]

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Organic crops in good shape ahead of harvest

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic commodity producers are expecting large crops in good condition ahead of the 2020 harvest season. “I’m hearing most crops are very good, especially the cereals,” said Laura Telford, organics sector development specialist with the government of Manitoba. Recent dryness in Manitoba won’t have much of an impact on […]

Organic crops heading for a good year

By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic crops are looking very good right now, according to crop specialists in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. “Rainfall has been spotty across [Ontario], but for the most part crops are looking pretty good,” commented Rob Wallbridge, agronomy sales lead for Sure Source Commodities in Petrolia, Ont. He noted there […]