March/April

Challenging prospects for the 2020 organic feed market

By Ryan Koory, director of economics, Mercaris Significant setbacks made the 2019 harvest one of the most challenging in recent history. With weather limiting planting opportunities, shortening the growing season, and producing the most difficult corn harvesting in a decade—all signs suggest higher organic commodity prices for the 2019/20 marketing year (my). However, organic commodity […]

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Tested Clean certification aims to differentiate organic and conventional foods in the market

New certification program aims to highlight organic farming and food “heroes” who are going the extra mile to eliminate glyphosate residues from their products

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Nebraska farmer wants to leave a legacy of soil health

Many Midwest farms are struggling with low grain prices and the trade war with China, among other challenges. But a small farm in Nebraska offers farmers hope that a focus on soil health can help their farms prosper, while delivering a range of environmental benefits and even a solution to climate change. Scott Gonnerman’s farm […]

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Farm-to-table muesli: Seven Sundays cereal supports production of regenerative, organic grains in the Midwest

By Arianne Pfoutz When Hannah and Brady Barnstable were honeymoon-hiking their way through New Zealand, they got hooked on a nutrient-dense breakfast of muesli. Returning to New York City, their habit lingered but they couldn’t find a quality replacement…fillers and milk powders had adulterated the fresh, vital ingredients they’d come to expect. So Hannah started […]

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Making organic progress

Since launching an initiative in 2016 to double harvested organic wheat acres by the end of 2019, Ardent Mills has made great strides in growing domestic supplies.

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