Organic market steady as ample supplies met with good demand

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff Western Canadian organic markets were holding relatively steady in late September as harvest operations entered the final stages across the Prairies. Variable crop conditions resulted in average crops overall, according to a number of organic buyers, with ample supplies and good demand countering each other to keep prices relatively […]

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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 […]

Profit study yields trends for organic

By Ed White Glacier FarmMedia staff If organic farmers get 100 per cent premiums and keep their yield drag to one-third of conventional, they tend to be more profitable than conventional growers. That’s the conclusion of a Purdue University study analyzing the profitability of typical rotations in the United States Midwest over a 10-year period. […]

How crop residue decisions impact soil life

American Society of Agronomy – In some ways, farming is like cooking. Cooking would be much easier if we could leave the kitchen after eating and not come back until we make the next meal. But someone needs to put away the leftovers, do the dishes, and clean up the table. Similarly, there’s work to […]