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Market Your Operation

Planning is key. Take advantage of your transition period to seek out buyers for your organic grain products. Talk to them about prices, but also ask questions about the market requirements. What varieties of grain are they looking for? What are the minimum quality requirements? What type of special handling, if any, will make your crop more attractive? By knowing your market requirements and potential buyers you will be ready to hit the ground running when you harvest that first organic crop.

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Connecting with fellow farmers and industry members can help you stay on the pulse of market opportunities and information.

Organic Grain Prices

Below are the most recently posted prices. Click here for more details about organic grain pricing and market conditions.

Grain Prices


Grain Type Production Type Price Bushel (Tonne) Details
corn feed $9.00-10.25 ($354-$404) United States via USDA (Converted to Canadian funds)
oats feed $6.17 ($400) 181% premium over conventional (Ontario 2018 Crop)
barley feed $9.14 ($420) 210% premium over conventional (Ontario 2018 Crop)
corn $11.55 ($472) 246% Premium over conventional (Ontario 2018 Crop)
soybeans food $29.00 ($1066) 254% premium over conventional (Ontario 2018 Crop)
oats feed $6.17 ($400) 174% premium over conventional (Ontario 2017 Crop)
barley feed $9.14 ($420) 200% premium over conventional (Ontario 2017 Crop)
wheat soft red $13.00 ($514) 202% premium over conventional (Ontario 2017 Crop)
corn $13.00 ($472) 274% premium over conventional (Ontario 2017 Crop)
soybeans food $29.00 ($1066) 257% premium over conventional (Ontario 2017 Crop)
flax $33.00-34.00 ($1417) 271% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2018 Crop)
oats feed $6.00 ($389) 293% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2018 Crop)
hemp seed $1.50 288% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
lentils black $0.90 360% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
lentils french green $0.90 391% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
lentils large green $0.80-0.90 405% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
peas green $18.00 ($661) 225% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
peas yellow (feed) $16.50 ($606) 273% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
peas yellow $13.00 ($478) 205% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
rye milling $7.50 ($295) 161% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
flax $36.00 ($1417) 288% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
oats feed $5.50 ($357) 244% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
barley feed $6.50-7.00 ($299-$322) 147% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
wheat hard red $17.00-18.50 ($625-$680) 263% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
wheat soft white $12.00-13.00 ($441-$478) 209% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
wheat feed $10.00-11.00 ($367-$404) 181% premium over conventional (Western Canada 2017 Crop)
soybeans feed $18.00-20.00 ($661-$735) United States via USDA (Converted to Canadian funds)

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Get connected to the right people.

It can be difficult to sell a crop of any kind if nobody knows you have it for sale. Be sure you are listed on the on-line directories through your local provincial organic association. The most successful organic marketers also make the extra effort to get out and meet the buyers at conferences and trade shows. Depending on the season, you may want to tuck some samples of your organic grain into your bag. Many deals are made over coffee at an organic conference or trade show.

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