Organic farms and acres increasing on the Prairies

The number of Prairie organic farms and their acreage continues to increase, says the Canada Organic Trade Association.

The latest report, the fifth annual, puts the number of certified organic operations on the Prairies at 1,975 in 2018 (compared to 1,840 in 2017). And for the first time, land used for organic field crop production exceeded that used for livestock forage, green manures, wild crafting, and ecological acres, the association said.

Collectively, Prairie organic food and beverage markets are valued at over $850 million while the Prairies account for 27 per cent of organic operations in the country.

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