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Organic Outlook: Corn, wheat face supply glut; soy market expected to remain strong

Apr 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – Larger-than-expected beginning stocks and more harvested acres have placed organic corn and wheat on a bearish trend over the 2019/20 market year, according to the new Mercaris Organic...

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Near-term bump for organics could mask long-term threats from COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020

April 15, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – Escalated grocery store sales have created a short-term opportunity to boost organic markets. Although, with threats to consumer incomes, livestock processing and tumultuous imports, t...

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Slower growth in organic poultry could affect grains market

Mar 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – Organic poultry production is expected to grow through 2020, but Q1 numbers indicate that growth will be slow. If the trend continues, organic grain markets could suffer the consequenc...

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Mercaris continues organic cream auctions in 2020

Mar 03, 2020

March 3, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – Mercaris continues its initiatives to match buyers and sellers of organic cream, with its first auction of 2020 held Feb. 26. Wednesday’s event featured strong participation, with th...

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More farmers convert to organic in 2019, beating previous forecast

Feb 24, 2020

![](//s3.amazonaws.com/mercaris-cms/posts/255/large/Field_Crops_2019.jpg?1582560556){: style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"} Feb. 24, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – U.S. farmers harvested nearly 3...

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New partner boosts efforts to track organic land value

Jan 28, 2020

Jan. 28, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – An acre of organic cropland differs from a conventional farm acre, and that difference extends beyond production practices. What that means for land value is a question Mercaris and a...

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Higher organic imports, faltering feed demand compound challenges faced by U.S. farmers

Dec 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – U.S. imports of organic commodities are up 5 percent over last year’s pace. Coupled with flat demand in feed markets, prices appear to be responding, down 4 percent year-over-year, acco...

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Organic cream buyers, sellers can finally benchmark prices for U.S. sales

Dec 04, 2019

Dec. 4, 2019 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – Buyers and sellers of organic cream found price transparency for the first time, thanks to quarterly auctions from the nation’s only organic and non-GMO data and trading company, Mercari...

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U.S. organic corn harvest bogged down by winter weather

Nov 13, 2019

Nov. 13, 2019 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – About half of U.S. organic corn acres are still in the field across the Midwest, and snow could push the end of harvest further into December for some states, according to the November ...

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Mercaris Organic Commodities Outlook: Organic corn and soybean producers face sharp production declines

Oct 16, 2019

Silver Spring, MD, Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spring weather has taken a toll on U.S. organic commodity producers, evidenced by a significant drop in overall corn and soybean production for 2019, according to a new...

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