Organic commodity prices holding firm after falling

Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff Prices for most organic commodities have been firm during May, with little prospect of them changing, according to a number of dealers. “I don’t think they’ll go down anymore until harvest,” said Bryce Lobreau of Pristine Prairie Organics in Pipestone, Man. Lobreau said Pristine was paying C$7.50 per bushel delivered […]

Riding the learning curve on organic no-till

Farmers are pushing the boundaries of roller-crimping winter rye and direct seeding soybeans behind Planting soybeans into a just-terminated cover crop of winter rye is gaining popularity among Ontario’s organic community, as farmers strive to introduce minimum-till strategies into their rotations. No-till planting has so far not become common in any other crops under organic […]

Trials aim to find soybeans that will thrive under organic farming conditions

Farmtario – A four-year, multi-location study aims to find organic soybean varieties suited for Ontario and Manitoba. The study, funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), will help find varieties better to grow under organic conditions. “There is still strong demand,” said Rob Wallbridge, organic specialist with Thompsons Limited. Wallbridge was joined by a number […]