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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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2019 Midwest Shippers Association/Specialty Soya & Grains Alliance member commodity grower contracts now available

Midwest Shippers Association/Specialty Soya & Grains Alliance recently announced that their 2019 listings of grower contracts for identity preserved, organic, non-GMO, and specialty grains and oilseeds are now available. The contracts are offered by MSA/SSGA’s member commodity companies and include a range of crops including soybeans, corn, wheat, sunflowers, flax, borage, peas, pulses, and lentils. […]

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Demand rises for non-GMO, EU-sourced feed

Feed compounders and dairy farmers in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria are looking for locally sourced and produced ingredients for feed—that are not genetically modified. “We see steady growth for these fats, we expect that demand for non-GMO and regional sourced feed components will only increase,” said Dr. Tobias Gorniak of Berg & Schmidt, Hamburg-based feed […]

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