Organic crop prices soft ahead of harvest

Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm Organic commodities have been put under pressure price-wise ahead of harvest due to co-operative weather and higher-than-expected yields. “Some yields are sounding really good,” said Scott Shiels, procurement manager with Grain Millers Canada Corp. at Yorkton, Sask. In particular, oat and wheat yields showed strength. “If yields continue to be as good […]

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Organic breakfast delivery startup goes retail

A Quebec startup offering organic oatmeal and granola direct to consumers via online subscription is now taking a first step into the bricks-and-mortar retail market. Montreal-based Oatbox announced in June it will sell four flavours of its granola and oatmeal products, in 300-gram family-size packs, at Metro grocery stores within Quebec. Set up in late […]

Organic demand mostly quiet, though feed grains seen strong

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff Demand for organic crops has been muted across Canada, adding to a complicated 2019 growing season. along with unpredictable weather in the east and west. Scattered rains across the Prairies in June boosted selling activity slightly, though many buyers are covered from the previous year’s stocks. “It was a […]