Smaller Prairie organic crops underpin available bids

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff Western Canada’s organic crops were hit hard by drought in 2021, which should be supportive for prices going forward. However, that smaller crop is leading to some caution amongst end users, as they wait for a better sense of available supplies before entering the market. A number of companies […]

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Organic crops in good shape ahead of harvest

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic commodity producers are expecting large crops in good condition ahead of the 2020 harvest season. “I’m hearing most crops are very good, especially the cereals,” said Laura Telford, organics sector development specialist with the government of Manitoba. Recent dryness in Manitoba won’t have much of an impact on […]

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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 […]