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Mercaris report details how cold and wet spring affected certified organic crop operations; prepares industry for 2019 harvest risks

Less than 3 percent of U.S. organic field crop acres were located in areas impacted by this spring’s most significant flooding; organic acres still reduced by the rainy spring Mercaris, the market data and online trading platform supporting the growth of organic and non-GMO agriculture in the U.S., recently released a Spring Planting Special Report.  […]

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Organic livestock and imports continue to drive the market according to Mercaris’ Organic Commodities Outlook

By Ryan Koory, senior economist, Mercaris U.S. organic commodity markets continue to expand according to the recently released Mercaris Organic Commodities Outlook. The report provides a comprehensive outlook for production, trade, and demand across the top U.S. organic field crop commodities as well as estimates of U.S. organic livestock and feed demand. The report finds […]

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Many organic producers keep dry despite Midwest flooding

By Camila Flanagan, members relation associate, Mercaris As the devastating consequences of the recent flooding impacting the Midwest are being analyzed, one of the questions that many are asking is, “How will flooding in this agriculturally rich area impact production?” Early estimates calculate that farmers in Nebraska alone have experienced an estimated $400 million in […]

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Pipeline Foods purchases SunOpta’s non-GMO and organic corn and soy business

Pipeline Foods LLC, a U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused on organic, non-GMO and regenerative food and feed, recently announced that it is acquiring the non-GMO and organic corn and soy business from SunOpta, Inc. The acquisition complements Pipeline Foods’ existing footprint in the Canadian Prairies, North Dakota, SW Iowa, Missouri and Argentina by adding […]

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Mercaris launches new initiative to see if organic farmland can support higher real estate values 

By Jessie Bovay, Mercaris director of business development United States farmland is a major asset class and its value is important for various players along the agriculture supply chain. Both public and private institutions have conducted extensive research into the financial value of farmland in general; however, very little work has been focused on the […]

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