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USDA proposal tightens requirements on organic imports

Jul 14, 2020

July 14, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – New regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture would strengthen oversight and tracking of organic imports and represent a landmark regulation for the growing industry, accordin...

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Mercaris highlights commitment to the growth of the sector through Board service, integrity in organic markets with new certification

Jun 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – Reinforcing its commitment to transparency and integrity in the organic industry, Mercaris, the leader in organic and non-GMO market analysis and trading, has earned an Organic Handler’...

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Spring market data provides a glimpse of the year to come

Jun 16, 2020

June 16, 2020 (SILVER SPRING, MD) – Spring 2020 market data indicates a strong planting season along with the emergence of sharply different import trends, according to the Mercaris Monthly Market Update. ![](//s3.amaz...

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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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