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Organic wheat, lentils in for price lull

By Terry Fries Commodity News Service Canada  Farmers growing organic wheat will likely have to accept the crop’s best prices are behind it, at least for the near future. Prices for organic, large-green lentils are also likely to struggle, said Jason Freeman, general manager of Farmer Direct Co-op in Regina. “Coming into the new crop […]

Looking ahead to organic lentil markets in 2018

By Brenda Tjaden OrganicBiz contributor  There’s an old adage in farming: half of the trick to success in grain marketing is planting the right crop in the first place. To that end, we can look at new-crop production contracting opportunities to guide seeding decisions. Unfortunately for organic growers, these are less common than in the […]

40,000 acre farm goes organic

High price of crop inputs drives decision to convert to organic production By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff There are 25 grain bins in Travis Heide’s farmyard, including six massive ones with a capacity of 70,000 bushels each. In total, the bins can store around 550,000 bu. of grain. That’s enough for 10,000 acres of […]