Understanding organic grain supply and demand: the current situation
On the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative’s May Teleconference call, Stuart provided an analysis of organic grain market prices and their influences. Stuart explored issues like:
- Are grain prices softening because we now have enough supply to fill market demand?
- What is the impact of imports on grain prices?
- Is there a price impact associated with increased acres transitioned to organic farming?
Stuart McMillan received a B.Sc. in Agroecology from the University of Manitoba and an M.Sc. focusing on organic agriculture from the Swedish Agricultural University. He is the Chair of the International Organic Inspectors Association and a full-time organic inspector working mostly in western North America. Stuart has 20 years of experience with organic production in six different countries. He and his family also run a small certified organic vegetable farm in central Manitoba.