Organic experiment sparks farm rethink

By Gord Leathers Glacier FarmMedia contributor It all started with a request from a neighbour selling them land. About seven years ago Paul Harris, of Harris Farms near Stony Mountain, Manitoba, and his son Andrew bought some land. The land was organic so the previous owner asked them to keep it that way. They honoured […]

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Organic acres up on the Prairies, farmer numbers stable

By Alexis Stockford Glacier FarmMedia staff Manitoba and Saskatchewan couldn’t match Alberta’s explosion of new organic producers in 2016, but local experts say their gains have been in acres, not farms. Alberta gained 82 certified producers (counting livestock operations) from 2015-16, according to the 2016 Organic Agriculture in the Prairies report. Saskatchewan and Manitoba, meanwhile, […]