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Mercaris Announces Record Organic Grain Volume Traded on Auction Platform for 2017
Silver Spring, MD, April 13th, 2017— The Mercaris Auction Platform continues to demonstrate strong growth: year-to-date, over 280,000 bushels of organic grain have been traded via the on-line platform, more volume than traded in all of 2016. Since holding the first pilot auction for organic grain
2017 Q1 Newsletter
Record Volumes Trades on Mercaris Platform in Quarter 1. Now Available; Organic Dairy Sector Report, 2016 Annual Organic Grain Reports. We're Hiring a Junior or Senior Economist. Upcoming Events; Organic Trade Association’s annual Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days, AG/SUM Agritech Summit leading a session titled “Bringing Market Intelligence to Organic and Non-GMO Agriculture.”, Sosland Purchasing Seminar leading the “Organic Ingredients, Market Update” session
2016 Q3 Newsletter
2016 Grain Auction Results. New 2016 Organic Crop Acreage Report Published. Meet Nathan Clark, Director of Business Development. Upcoming Events; Non-GMO/Organic Forum, Grain & Oilseed Summit, National Grain & Feed Association, Country Elevator Meeting
2016 Q2 Newsletter
Mercaris Newsletter now being published quarterly, The Mercaris Organic Grain Index™ (MOGI) Report, Mercaris Link "Link up" Buyers and Sellers of Transitional Organic Grains, Mercaris Facilities Asset Map to Include Oilseed Refining Facilities, COMING SOON: Dried Edible Bean Prices & Market Data, Mercaris to Publish Organic National and State Crop Acreage
February 2016 Newsletter
New Mercaris Plan Features; Interactive Grain Facilities Map, Compare Your Prices Report, Weekly Price Report, Annual Commodity Reports, Data Downloads, Navigating U.S. Organic and Non-GMO Markets, Enhanced Imports Report, Enhanced Ceres Report, Monthly Market Analysis, Improved Mercaris Auction Platform Results. Meet Julia Hofmeister, Member Relations Associate at Mercaris
November 2015 Newsletter
New Partnership With Mintec. Meet Alex Heilman, Sales Associate at Mercaris. November Auction Results. Upcoming Event ACRES Farm Conference. We're hiring a Director of Business Development.
August-September 2015 Newsletter
Mercaris Launches New Website, Industry First Online Auctions for Transitional Organic Oats, Upcoming Auctions
July 2015 Newsletter
Upcoming Auctions, July Price Trends, Non-GMO product use continues to grow , U.S. and Switzerland form organic trade partnership
June 2015 Newsletter
What’s one of the most striking features of the U.S. Organic Grain sector? It’s the volume of grain imported from overseas to the U.S. Now you can track this information with greater precision than ever before. Our Foreign Imports Report shows statistics on volumes (monthly and yearly import by c
May 2015 Newsletter
Mercaris welcomes Lizzie Ekeberg, Director of Market Operations. Upcoming Auctions
January 2015 Newsletter
Mercaris Holds First Ever Online Organic Sesame Seed Auction, USDA NASS Organic Ag Census is now Underway, Upcoming Events
November 2014 Newsletter
Mercaris welcomes Todd Jones, Member Relations Associate. Open Postions, Upcoming Events
September 2014 Newsletter
With fall harvest just around the corner, we thought this would be a good time to share some information on spot and forward prices from the Mercaris Data Service ( . We began collecting delivered prices (for both spot deliveries and forward contracts) in
June 2014 Newsletter
Upcoming Auctions; Organic Corn Available in September, Non-GMO Soybeans for November through January Delivery. New for Our Members: Forward Price Reports
May 2014 Newsletter
Q&A With IL Soybean Association, New Grower Market Data Reports, Upcoming Events
April 2014 Newsletter
The Mercaris Trading Platform is designed to provide both buyers and sellers access to an effective and user-friendly market for IP grains and oilseeds. We love to talk about the the opportunities it provides our customers-- to make new supply chain contacts, to diversify marketing, to reduce transa
February 2014 Newsletter
Mercaris Trading Platform On March 3, we will be hosting a forward auction for 10,000 bushels of 2014 crop year, feed-grade, non-GMO soybeans. Bids are FOB Maryland. Have organic soybeans to sell? On March 5, we will be hosting a reverse auction for 10,000 bushels of feed-grade, organic so
November 2013 Newsletter
Last month we announced the launch of the Mercaris Data Service ( , allowing you to track organic grain prices. This month we're proud to report that we hosted the first-ever online non-GMO grain auction on the Mercaris Trading Platform. You can read mo
Silver Spring, MD, November 6, 2013— As demand for organic and non-GMO food continues to grow worldwide, market infrastructure, in the form of better information and more effective procurement tools, have lagged behind. Mercaris, a new company addressing these issues with critical market data and tra
October 2013 Newsletter
If you are reading this, you probably know it is our mission to provide vital market information to the organic and non-GMO sectors to enable their growth and development. We are excited to report that we are making important headway. We were proud to announce the launch of the Mercaris Data Ser
Silver Spring, MD, September 27, 2013—Mercaris, a new company providing critical market data and trading for organic and non-GMO agricultural commodity crops, announced today that its Data Service is now available to subscribers. Mercaris uses its unique technology platform to conduct continuou
August 2013 Newsletter
We are pleased to announce that we will host our first auction this fall, Upcoming Events
July 2013 Newsletter
Trade data can be helpful in understanding the structure of organic grain markets. For example, by combining this early import data with known harvested organic acreage in the U.S., a comparison between domestic production of organic grains & oilseeds with foreign supply of these same crops is poss
June 2013 Newsletter
Mercaris Protocols: Safeguarding both data confidentiality and integrity. Events; IFOAM Organic World Congress, 2013 Croplife America National Policy Conference
May 2013 Newsletter
It’s been a busy week in agricultural policy as the U.S. House and Senate work to pass the 2013 Farm Bill. Organic Agriculture has featured prominently in the legislation and in the debate. While we won’t know the final outcome for a few weeks, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made an historic announceme
April 2013 Newsletter
Join our Coffee Experts Working Group Mercaris is looking for people to join our Experts Working Group on Coffee. If you are part of organization that represents coffee farmers, exporters, or roasters and would like to have strategic input and early access to Mercaris information, please email (
March 2013 Newsletter
Update on Mercaris Original Data Collection, USDA Long-Term Agricultural Projections. Mercaris is looking for a Summer Intern. Upcoming Events; National Coffee Association Annual Convention, Sustainable Food Labs Summit, Organic Trade Association Policy Conference
February 2013 Newsletter
Introducing Ceres the first in a set of analytical tools for IP agriculture. Ceres will allow users to compare prices for organic cereals against prices for their conventional counterparts. Survey; Our New Price Reporting Tool. Upcoming Events; MOSES Organic Farming Conference, Natural Products Expo West, National Coffee Association Annual Convention
January 2013 Newsletter
Those who have sought out information on organic acreage and production have most likely encountered data published by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). NASS produces annual acreage and production statistics on conventional agriculture and periodic data on the organic sector.
December 2012 Newsletter
Dear Readers: Welcome to the first installment of the Mercaris Monthly Newsletter. When we first launched Mercaris, it was with a sense of urgency. The world’s population has reached 7 billion (and counting!), environmental challenges abound, and extreme weather and a changing climate have made
Silver Spring, MD, November 6, 2012—Mercaris announced today that it has acquired Exchangery, a provider of trading platform software for commodities markets. The deal aligns with Mercaris’ goal of providing an online marketplace for organic and non-GMO agricultural commodities. Founder and CEO [C
Silver Spring, MD, November 6, 2012—Today marks the launch of Mercaris, a new company to provide critical market information and infrastructure for organic and non-GMO agricultural commodity crops. Mercaris will allow subscribers to access key market data on certified or identity-preserved crops,