Canadian organic markets holding steady, eyes turn to new crop

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic grain bids held relatively steady across Canada in April despite large price moves in the conventional markets. End users are thought to be well supplied through previous contracts, with attention shifting to new crop growing conditions. “A lot of folks are wondering why organic markets are not moving […]

Demand for organics is missing

By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff Prices for organic grains, oilseeds and pulses have largely remained steady throughout January with dealers left wondering why demand has disappeared. “I don’t understand where the demand has gone. Normally there should be good demand,” commented Mylo Chubb of Stonehenge Global Seeds in Assiniboia, Sask. “It looks like we […]

2020 organics market characterized by strong demand

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff MarketsFarm – Canada’s organic commodities market was characterized by strong demand in 2020. Before COVID-19 began dominating headlines, demand for organic pulses had been rising steadily. As the pandemic swept across North America, consumers rushed to fill their pantries with shelf-stable staples, including organic pulses and grains. Demand is […]

Quebec dominates growth in organic sector

Organic acreage in Quebec has increased 65 percent between 2017 and 2019, jumping to 570,000 acres from 314,000 By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff The number of organic farmers and acreage may be flattening in Canada, but not in Quebec. Growth is off the charts in that province as it continues to add growers and […]

Organic bids holding steady amid global uncertainty

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff Markets for North American organic grains held reasonably steady in April, despite the COVID-19 pandemic roiling the conventional grains and oilseeds. “There’s really no volatility at all, month over month,” said Jason Charles, of Minneapolis-based Pipeline Foods. “Demand in the environment we’re in has been really good,” said Charles. […]

Lack of acres dampens organic canola demand

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff A few years ago, Stuart McMillan got a call about organic canola acres in Western Canada. Considering there are 18 to 22 million acres of conventional canola across the Prairies, the caller couldn’t believe online data showing that organic canola was less than 2,000 acres. “I was contacted by […]