Read more: Organic bids unaffected by soaring conventional markets
By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff Bids for many organic commodities were few and far between in February, with prices for any grains or pulses still trading holding relatively steady despite ongoing strength in the conventional sector. The narrowing price spread between conventional and organic crops may lead to a reduction in organic acres as […]
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 […]
Read more: 2020 organics market characterized by strong demand *NOTE: Ontario and U.S. data was not available by press time. UPDATE: An earlier version of this chart contained an incorrect price for flax. We regret the error.
By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Leaders in the organic agriculture sector are frustrated with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and its lack of action on organic fraud. They say Canada has fallen behind the United States and other nations that are cracking down on fraudulent organic imports and cases of domestic fraud. An organic […]
By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff The 2020 harvest of organic grain crops in Ontario and across the Prairies saw yields vary while quality was generally very good. Ontario benefitted from better weather than the hot, dry conditions that dominated the Prairies just before harvest. Harro Wehrmann of Wehrmann Grain and Seeds in Ripley, Ont. […]
American Society of Agronomy – Farmers around the world are keen to protect their most important asset: their soil. The soil supports and enriches their crops. But the relatively thin layer of topsoil can readily wash away into streams, carrying unwanted nutrients with it. Enter cover crops. Cover crops are inedible plants grown during the […]