Organic crop prices soft ahead of harvest

Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm Organic commodities have been put under pressure price-wise ahead of harvest due to co-operative weather and higher-than-expected yields. “Some yields are sounding really good,” said Scott Shiels, procurement manager with Grain Millers Canada Corp. at Yorkton, Sask. In particular, oat and wheat yields showed strength. “If yields continue to be as good […]

Report says Canadian GMO escapes common

By Allan Dawson Glacier FarmMedia staff Better regulations are needed to prevent contamination from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). That’s what the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) and the SaskOrganics’ Organic Agriculture Protection Fund committee (OAPF) concludes in a report called GM Contamination in Canada: The failure to contain living modified organisms – incidents and impacts. […]

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 […]