March/April

Organic grain outlook 2019: Feed demand continues along with international competition in an unsettled market

By Ryan Koory, senior economist, Mercaris As winter begins to wane, farmers will soon be returning to their fields. Although maintaining a proper crop rotation is at the heart of every successful organic farming operation, there is still room for growers to adjust to changing market conditions. It is important for producers to take stock […]

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Gene-blocking organic corn prevents contamination from GMO Enogen corn

PuraMaize offers hope to organic farmers wanting to prevent contamination from GMO corn

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New GMO labeling rules are “huge victory for non-GMO”

Consumer confusion over new rules could benefit recognizable standards like the Non-GMO Project and certified organic

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Oatly makes a splash in non-dairy milk market—and heartland farmers could reap rewards

Plant-based beverage sales are skyrocketing—U.S. retail sales topped $2 billion in 2017, while overall market demand reached $9.8 billion last year. A Cargill study found that 50 percent of households buy both cow’s milk and non-dairy alternatives. As consumers seek cow’s milk substitutes for various reasons, they’ve had choices—almond, soy, coconut, cashew, or hemp—and now […]

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Indiana farmer offers practical example of how soil health can transform agriculture

Rick Clark uses non-GMO seeds, crop diversity, and “farming green” to regenerate soils, reduce pesticides, and produce profitable crops

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