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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 […]

Organic crops heading for a good year

By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic crops are looking very good right now, according to crop specialists in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. “Rainfall has been spotty across [Ontario], but for the most part crops are looking pretty good,” commented Rob Wallbridge, agronomy sales lead for Sure Source Commodities in Petrolia, Ont. He noted there […]

Organic markets unaffected by COVID-19

By Karen Briere Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic grain premiums are holding up so far in the COVID-19 world, according to Mercaris. The data service and trading platform for organic grains is an American company that focuses on corn, soybeans and wheat in both food and feed markets but has recently expanded into oats, barley, rye […]

Organic growers now talking about yield

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Crop yields depend upon a long list of factors. Producers control some of those factors and Mother Nature controls the rest. For years, organic farmers in Western Canada didn’t worry a whole lot about yield and the agronomics within their control. But that low-key, low-input approach is fading away. […]