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 […]

Stable prices for most organics in 2019

By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff MarketsFarm – For the most part prices were stable throughout 2019 for organics, according to two buyers. Added to that, the quality of the grains and pulses were generally good as well, although that changed during October. Harro Wehrmann of Wehrmann Grain and Seed in Ripley, Ont. commented that […]

Organic supply pressuring demand, prices getting squeezed

By Phil Franz-Warkentin OrganicBiz staff/MarketsFarm The organic sector may be seeing steady growth from both producers switching to the organic route and consumers paying closer attention to their food choices, but increases on the supply side of the equation are outpacing demand for a number of crops and pressuring prices. The organic pea market in […]