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April organic poultry processing plummets 24% year-to-year

Numbers vary sharply from 3% conventional U.S. poultry slaughter decline The U.S. saw a “massive” reduction in organic broiler slaughter in April, creating serious implications for the rest of the organic food supply chain, according to the Monthly Market Update from Mercaris. USDA is reporting a decline of 24% year-to-year for organic poultry, a number […]

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Organic food-grade prices rise while feed-grade dip

Organic grain markets diverge as feed grain prices continue to stall Prices for food- and feed-grade organic grains diverged at the end of 2019, with food-grade commodity prices enjoying a bump over last year while feed-grade prices continue to lag, according to Mercaris, a market data service and online trading platform for organic, non-GMO, and […]

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PURIS pea protein receives $75 million boost from Cargill

As demand for non-GMO pea proteins, starches, and fibers grows in the burgeoning plant-based food market, the leading North American pea protein producer got a second hefty investment from Cargill. PURIS will retrofit a 200,000 square-foot facility in Dawson, Minnesota that will double its current production—while boosting local jobs and farmer profits. “This is the […]

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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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