Current Organic Prices

Grain prices are updated monthly by Organic Biz. All prices spot Prairie in Canadian funds, unless otherwise noted. Lentils, beans, and mustard measured in pounds.

Market Commentaries

Each month, get insights on the markets from industry leading organic grain buyers. Hit the ground running when it’s time to harvest your crops!

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Grain Millers

Who are the major competitors for Prairie Organic Grain products at the moment? Why do buyers purchase from them?

We mainly see competition for our Prairie Organic Grain products coming from overseas into the North American feed market, primarily from eastern Europe. Buyers generally are purchasing from them because of the low prices and large volumes that are available. However, recent incidents of potential organic fraud coming from certain overseas nations has our domestic feed market reconsidering many of their options.

What, if anything, do we need to do to get our products into some of those markets?

For us, growing the organic acreage in Canada is our best method of trying to help ensure that domestic markets do not need to look overseas for supply, but it definitely will take time to get to that level.

W.A. Grain and Pulse Solutions

Who are the major competitors for Prairie Organic Grain products at the moment? Why do buyers purchase from them?

We have many major competitors for each commodity. Each geographic region posses some sort of challenge and threat. There are times logistical costs are one major barrier to entry from one province to another, excluding any geo politics or lower cost producing countries. Buyers mainly purchase from other countries because of pricing, quality and trust. Certain commodities from other countries are not seen as risk for violating organic standards, while some countries are not even considered regardless of how economical it is.

What, if anything, do we need to do to get our products into some of those markets?

We need to improve our infrastructure to increase our competitiveness. We need to have a functioning rail system that works for everyone and to get the rail cars moving.

Past Organic Prices

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July 2018

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December 2017

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Grain Prices Over Time

Grain prices have been collected and published previously by Laura Telford (MAFRED), and more recently by OrganicBiz. The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative has gathered those grain prices from 2012 onward, and created the following charts to display trends over the years.

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Wheat Prices 

November 2012 – August 2018

Feed Corn Prices

August 2013 – July 2018

Soybean Prices

February 2013 – August 2018

Feed Pea Prices

January 2014 – February 2018

Lentil Prices

May 2015 – August 2018

Flax Prices

January 2013 – August 2018

Malt Barley Prices

February 2016 – May 2018

Feed Barley Prices

November 2012 – July 2018

Oat Prices

November 2012 –  August 2018

Pea Prices

February 2016 – August 2018

Hemp Prices

May 2013 – March 2017

Mustard Prices

January 2014 – June 2018