Reap the Benefits of Organic Foods Because Your Health Matters

What are you grateful for today? When we wake up in the morning, it is all too easy to put our feet on the ground and fall into our daily routine with an unwritten awareness that our bodies are going to function the same as they have in days past. Similar to when we get into our cars and assume …

Domestic Organic Fraud and How To File A Complaint

It is easy to try to pin the idea of fraudulent organic grains on shipments of imports; however, that is not always the case. I recently came across someone trying to sell conventional grain as organic. I know that domestic organic fraud is an issue, but when you are faced with it, it is not flattering to think through it. …

Organic Feed Grade Imports Decline and the Comparison to Domestic Pricing

In one of the blogs recently published about, “Continuous Demand For Organic Grain Illustrated At The Organic & Non-GMO 2018 Forum” I shared the encouraging number of acres that are needed to fill the current demand for organic feed grade crops. In the meantime, due to not enough organic feed grade crops being produced domestically the feed industry does not have a …

Capturing The End Of Summer’s Garden Bounty – Fresh Organic Salad Recipe

The page on the calendar may have turned to September, but the fall season isn’t officially ushered in until the autumnal equinox on September 23rd. In the meantime, this is a great time to capture the end of summer’s garden bounty with a fresh organic salad recipe.   This crisp organic salad captures the tastes of summer and is great alone …

125th Anniversary of Labor Day

The first Monday of September each year the United States Department of Labor has designated as a holiday. This year, Labor Day 2019, is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday. The Beginning of Labor Day According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “the first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. …

3 Step Solution To Market and Sell Organic Crops

It Is Easier To Get The Job Done Than You May Think  I am thankful for coming from a farming community. Lessons learned early on helped mold me into who I am and fueled my passion for Ag and how American farmers essentially feed our nation. Farmers are resilient and purpose-driven.  If you don’t have tenacity, you probably will not …

What Does It Take To Go Organic?

In a very candid conversation with a farmer, the other day, I was asked, “what does it really take to go organic?” He mentioned that the idea had crossed his mind, he had heard a few things about it both good and bad, but he wasn’t sure.   We had started the conversation talking and laughing about his kids. How they are …

YieldOrganic Ag Marketplace 2.0

American Farmers spoke, and we listened. We not only listened, but we also implemented significant changes to enhance our member experience.What is the YieldOrganic Ag Marketplace? Some of the biggest challenges when we went organic was working through the weeds and marketing our crops. With organic demand, we thought that if we build it they would come, but ten years ago …

Challenges With Pricing and Selling Organic Crops

There are a lot of variables involved in pricing organic crops in a regular growing season, let alone situations that are affecting the #2019Harvest prices. This time last year felt completely different from what a producer might be experiencing at the same time this year. The prices at that time were significantly higher, which tended to leave a feeling of confidence …