Read more: Some Ontario organic producers still battling 2018 harvest
By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff With the harvest largely in the rear-view mirror and spring seeding still a distant spec on the horizon, the organic markets in Western Canada are generally holding steady heading into the winter months. Prices for most of the major crops only saw minor movement over the course of November. […]
By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic is back. After a period of sluggish growth and a decline in the number of producers in the early 2010s, organic farming is expanding in Western Canada. Certified organic acres on the Prairies reached 1.824 million in 2017, up 29 percent from 1.4 million acres in 2015. The […]
UPDATED: Oct. 19, 2018 Read more: Organic crops show strong quality as Prairie harvest drags on *UPDATE: The previous chart incorrectly stated the price for western Canadian soybeans. We apologize for the error.
By Karen Briere Glacier FarmMedia staff Cody Straza encourages organic growers to use five soil health principles to improve their systems. Trying to implement all five is a challenge, he told a recent organic and low-input field day in Swift Current, but it can be done. Straza and his family operate Upland Organics on 2,100 […]
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 […]