Demand for organics is missing

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 […]

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 […]

Quebec dominates growth in organic sector

Organic acreage in Quebec has increased 65 percent between 2017 and 2019, jumping to 570,000 acres from 314,000 By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff The number of organic farmers and acreage may be flattening in Canada, but not in Quebec. Growth is off the charts in that province as it continues to add growers and […]

Organic markets steady in late June

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, MarketsFarm Glacier FarmMedia staff Canadian organic markets largely held steady in June, as the industry works through previously contracted old crop grain and awaits the upcoming new crop. “We’re sort of flat-lined right now,” said Michael Messer, of Rein Agri Food in Saskatchewan on the lack of significant activity in the markets. […]

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. […]