Organic and Non-GMO Market News

Organic standards need continuous improvement to meet consumer expectations and build trust

Consumers need a go-to source of reliable information about organics Building consumer trust in organics and continuously improving organic standards were key themes at the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week event held at the end of March in Washington, DC. Darci Vetter, global head for policy and government relations at the Nature Conservancy, presented findings from Edelman’s Trust Barometer, […]

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Conflict, input availability, and drought conditions posing significant risk to organic markets

U.S. organic corn and soybean production expands significantly By Mercaris Markets have turned decidedly bullish for all three major organic crops since September 2021 as supply outlooks have become increasingly uncertain. Despite all prices moving generally higher, the ability of these markets to maintain their current price levels will hinge on a variety of factors […]

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Gauging the gap: Assessing the U.S. organic soybean supply deficit

By Ryan Koory, vice president of economics, Mercaris To say the U.S. organic soybean market unraveled over 2021 is a fair assessment. January brought an end to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic recognition agreement with India. In March, the Organic Soybean Processors of America submitted a petition for anti-dumping and countervailing duties against Indian organic soybean meal, which […]

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Grain buyers offer contracts to grow organic and non-GMO grains in 2022

The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2022. Baird Seed Company Williamsfield, IL Phone: 309-531-1937 Email: Contact: Curt Haynes Contracts offered: Non-GMO soybeans.   Bluegrass Farms of Ohio Jeffersonville, OH Phone: 740-426-6683 Email: Contact: Joe Hanusik Contracts offered: Non-GMO and organic soybeans.   Choice Grain, LLC Woodbury, […]

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New Yorker magazine article cites The Organic & Non-GMO Report as first to expose mastermind of multi-million-dollar organic fraud scheme

The New Yorker is the second major media outlet to recognize The Organic & Non-GMO Report‘s early role in helping to expose massive organic fraud The New Yorker magazine recently cited The Organic & Non-GMO Report for being the first media outlet to expose the fraudulent activities of Randy Constant, the mastermind behind a $140 […]

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