Prairie Organic Grain Initiative May Teleconference Call

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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

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.