Organic Agriculture in the Prairies: 2015 Statistics

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The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is thrilled to announce the release of the Prairie organic report. Organic certification bodies across Canada provided 2015 operation and acreage data to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), which was in turn compiled, analyzed, and developed into the Prairie Organic Report.The Prairie organic report details organic operations including primary producers and processors/handlers, organic acreage and crop types, and province-specific trends and statistics.

Providing data and analysis allows for businesses to proactively plan, take advantage of opportunities, and plan for supply changes. Having access to better data supports policy and programming initiatives that aim to develop, improve, and grow the organic sector. Additionally, it can help inform the allocation of resources such as funding or technical assistance to ensure that the support is distributed to the most appropriate areas of the sector.

About the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative

The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is a tri-provincial project dedicated to achieving resiliency and stability in the prairie organic sector by focusing on increasing the quantity and quality of organic grains, and developing relationships across organic market value chains.

A partnership between Organic Alberta, SaskOrganics, and Manitoba Organic Alliance, the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is bringing the community together to develop a strong foundation of programs, resources, and relationships upon which the prairie organic sector can truly flourish.

The Initiative focuses on compiling innovative research to create resources for producers that improve best management practices and consequently their resiliency, stability, and profitability. A primary objective is to help farmers increase yields and improve grain quality. The resources train producers to implement best management practices that build soil fertility, manage weeds, and maximize grain quality.

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Click here to view Organic Agriculture in the Prairies: 2015 Statistics

Media Contact:
Prairie Organic Grain Initiative
Cari Hartt, Communications Coordinator