Organic Grain Prices

The prices below come from organicbiz.ca. The website posts grain prices on a monthly basis.

Current Organic Grain Prices

The prices below come from organicbiz.ca. The website posts grain prices on a monthly basis. According to the buyers, in-demand crops include feed barley, milling oats, brown and golden flax, yellow mustard and yellow peas. Apparently the entire yellow mustard crop is destined for Europe. Organic pea and oat prices are expected to climb further next year. Forage peas seem to be in demand right now and are commanding very high prices in the marketplace. The organic price advantage over conventional is shrinking for lentils with high conventional prices. Panelists suggested that purchasing a Kwik Clean machine to clean grains to 95% before leaving the farm would be a good investment. Organic grain screenings have a value of around $170 MT. You can sell the screenings to neighbouring organic livestock producers. Drying grains to the appropriate moisture level is critical for realizing premium prices. HRSW should be dried to 13.5% moisture, beans should be dried to 16%, lentils to 13.5%, red lentils to 12%.

Grain prices are updated monthly by Organic Biz
All prices spot Prairie in Canadian funds, unless otherwise notes
Lentils, beans, and mustard measured in pounds

Organic Premium this Month (based on highest organic and conventional prices) – Indicates the value organic prices hold above conventional:

Spot Prices Western Canada:

  • Wheat – red spring: 266%
  • Wheat – feed: 183%-242%
  • Barley – feed: 220%-283%
  • Rye: 250%-300%
  • Oats: 206%-238%
  • Flax: 306%-336%
  • Peas – yellow: 216%
  • Peas – green: 210%
  • Lentils – large green: 171%
  • Beans – balck: 233%
  • Beans – pinto: 216%

New Crop Western Canada:

  • Wheat – red spring: 225%-272%
  • Barley – malt: 244%-355%
  • Oats: 191%
  • Flax – brown: 283%-300%
  • Flax – yellow: 300%
  • Mustard – brown; 250%
  • Peas – yellow: 194% – 204%
  • Peas – green: 206%
  • Canola seed: 217%- 223%

Spot Prices Ontario:

  • Corn: 257%

Grain Prices

March 2017 

Grain Type Production Type Price Details
wheat red spring $16($588) spot prices western canada
wheat feed $8-$9.25($294-$340) spot prices western canada
spelt $20.40-$21.75($750-$800) spot prices western canada
barely milling $11($505) spot prices western canada
barely feed $6.50-$7.50($298-$344) spot prices western canada
rye $7.50-$10($295-$394) spot prices western canada
oats $5.50-$7($357-$454) spot prices western canada
oats feed $3.50($227) spot prices western canada
flax $36-$42($1,417-$1,653) spot prices western canada
mustard yellow $43($1,900) spot prices western canada
peas yellow $17($625) spot prices western canada
peas green $17($625) spot prices western canada
lentils large green $0.84/lb spot prices western canada
beans black $0.92/lb spot prices western canada
beans pinto $0.80/lb spot prices western canada
wheat red spring $14-$15($514-$551) new crop western canada
barely milling $12($551) new crop western canada
barely malt $11-$12($505-$551) new crop western canada
rye milling $7.50($295) new crop western canada
oats $5($324) new crop western canada
flax brown $34-$36($1,338-$1,417) new crop western canada
flax yellow $36($1,417) new crop western canada
mustard brown $0.85/lb new crop western canada
peas yellow $13.50-$16.50($496-$606) new crop western canada
peas green $16.50($606) new crop western canada
canola seed $22-$23($970-$1,014) new crop western canada
wheat feed $13.60($500) spot prices ontario
barely $10.88($500) spot prices ontario
soybeans food $30.60($1,125) spot prices ontario
corn $17.80($425) spot prices ontario
oats $6.16($400) spot prices ontario
peas $19.05($700) spot prices ontario
canola meal $1,015 spot prices ontario
barely $9.25($425) new crop ontario
soybeans food $30($1,065) new crop ontario
corn $10.15($400) spot prices ontario
oats $5.55($360) new crop ontario
peas $17($625) new crop ontario

Grain Prices Over Time

 

Grain prices have been collected and published previously by Laura Telford (MAFRED), and more recently by OrganicBiz. The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative has gathered those grain prices from 2012 onward, and created the following charts to display trends over the years.

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