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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 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 acreage in U.S. jumps 31 per cent

OrganicBiz staff New data released by the U.S. National Agricultural Statistics Service show certified organic crop and livestock production in the U.S. is expanding rapidly. A survey of USDA-accredited organic certifying agents shows the number of certified operations climbed 12 per cent to 14,861 between 2014 and 2015. Acres reported under organic production surged 31 […]