By Christalee Froese Glacier FarmMedia staff They run their hands appreciatively along the fur of the buffalo hide given to them by one of their grain contractors. While their organic grain marketing business is known worldwide, and is an economic success with 80 growers and 24 employees, it isn’t necessarily about any of that. Prairie […]
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 Dave Bedard Glacier FarmMedia staff A Winnipeg company making what it bills as “go-green” inoculants has picked up approval for use of a phosphate-unlocking inoculant by organic canola, corn, wheat, barley and legume growers. XiteBio Technologies recently announced organic approvals in Canada and the U.S. for its XiteBio Yield+ liquid biological, which contains a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Penn State – To judge the overall effectiveness of cover crops and choose those offering the most ecosystem services, agricultural scientists must consider the plants’ roots as well as above-ground biomass, according to Penn State researchers who tested the characteristics of cover crop roots in three monocultures and one mixture. “Almost everything that we know […]