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Farmers drop organic labels over certification process, access to markets, study says

Purdue University – Midwestern fruit and vegetable farmers are more likely than their counterparts in other regions to give up federal organic certification, according to a Purdue University study. Access to organic markets and consumers as well as the demands of obtaining and retaining certification seem to be the most significant drivers of their decisions. […]

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National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: May 9

USDA – Compared to two weeks ago, trade activity moderate on organic feed grade corn, light on organic feed grade soybeans and inactive on all other organic grains. Demand moderate on all organic grains. Feed grade corn traded 90 cents lower with the bulk of trade activity on forward contracting. No trend available on all […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: April 11

USDA – Compared with two weeks ago, trade activity and demand on organic feed grade corn and soybeans moderate to good. Forward contract activity for new crop is limited compared to two weeks ago. Feed grade corn traded 1.16 lower. No trend available on feed grade soybeans or wheat. Soybean meal and oil activity light […]