Stable prices for most organics in 2019

By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff MarketsFarm – For the most part prices were stable throughout 2019 for organics, according to two buyers. Added to that, the quality of the grains and pulses were generally good as well, although that changed during October. Harro Wehrmann of Wehrmann Grain and Seed in Ripley, Ont. commented that […]

Prairie organics bounce back

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff In 2013, organic agriculture in Western Canada was suffering. The industry was losing producers and struggling to attract new entrants. The suffering is now over. Since hitting a low of 1,170 organic crop producers in 2013, the industry has been booming. As of 2018, there were 1,756 organic crop […]

USDA launches Organic Integrity Learning Center

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service – The National Organic Program has launched the new Organic Integrity Learning Center, providing free 24/7 online training for organic professionals around the world. “Fair and consistent certification and robust enforcement of the organic standards are keys to protect the integrity of the USDA Organic Seal that consumers trust and producers […]