USDA – Compared to two weeks ago, trade activity and demand on feed grade corn and soybeans moderate. Feed grade corn traded 6 cents higher FOB even as cash bids are seen slightly lower than the prior period. Forward contract activity was minimal as growers are holding out on selling corn until after January 1. […]
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 […]
Organic Alberta –Organic Alberta has released the Organic Agriculture in Alberta Statistics Report. The data contains information on organic operations in Alberta, including regional and production statistics. Overall, the report shows trends and areas of growth in Alberta’s organic operations. “This report highlights the continued strong growth in organic production in Alberta, which is driven by continually increasing […]
By Terry Fries Commodity News Service Canada While many organic producers struggle to complete harvest in the wake of recent rain and snow, the overall crop quality appears good. While some downgrading due to weather may yet occur, the general consensus is that most growers are seeing good crops. Read more: Organic price quotes: Late September […]
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 […]
USDA – Compared with two weeks ago, trade activity and demand was moderate on feed grade corn. Price levels vary widely FOB the farm for feed grade corn based on market destination and location of the transaction, with the bulk of trading between 9.00 and 1.050 FOB. Offers for new crop are ranging 25 to […]
USDA – Compared to two weeks ago, trade activity light on moderate demand for feed grain organic corn and soybeans with the bulk of trade activity on feed grade wheat. Feed grade soybean meal prices remain steady in their respective regions with trade being too limited to report a price on feed grade soybean oil, […]