Hemp demand goes organic

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Manitoba Harvest sells hemp food products at more than 16,000 stores in North America. That’s up from about 7,000 stores in 2015, which qualifies as robust growth. But demand for organic hemp foods, granola bars, protein powder and hemp oil is climbing much faster than demand for regular hemp. […]

Growing – and harvesting – organic hemp

Glacier FarmMedia | Grainews – When Marcus Isaac decided he wanted to get into organic production, he thought hemp would be a good fit for his 300-acre farm near Kleefeld, Man. He was already growing alfalfa and he knew hemp would be a good organic crop to rotate with it. He also knew hemp would […]

Organic fertilizer plant planned for Alberta

By Barb Glen Glacier FarmMedia staff A company using patented fertilizer production technology developed in California may build an organic fertilizer plant in southern Alberta using locally obtained crushed mineral and organic waste. Candeo Growth Solutions hopes to finalize a deal this month on the purchase of an unoccupied Second World War-era airport hangar in […]

Organic production an economic winner

By Gord Gilmour Glacier FarmMedia Staff Manitoba Agriculture has released its latest organic crops cost-of-production figures and once again the production system is stacking up well against conventional agriculture. Higher production costs are typically met by higher prices, which more than offset the production lag organic growers can experience, Roy Arnott, a farm management specialist […]