Organic Advantage Reports: These commodity-specific guides targeted to conventional producers and lenders provide beef, grain and vegetable producers with an overview of the market opportunities, economics, as well as government and industry support available to help guide new entrants towards a successful transition. The reports will also be useful to lenders and others with an interest in the economic viability of organic agriculture.
The Canadian Organic Regime is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Organic Production Systems – General Principles and Management Standards Organic production is a holistic system designed to optimize the productivity and fitness of diverse communities within the agro-ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants, livestock and people. The principal goal of organic production is to develop operations that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment.This document describes the principles and management standard of organic production systems.
Organic Production Systems – Permitted Substances List This document provides lists of substances that are allowed for use in organic production systems. As is the case for all products sold in Canada, organic inputs—such as, but not limited to, fertilizers, feed supplements, pesticides, soil amendments, veterinary treatments, processing additives or aids, sanitizing and cleaning material—and products derived from organic agriculture, such as, but not limited to, feed and food, should comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.
Pivot and Grow is an online platform for new and transitioning organic grain farmers looking to find resources, to connect with experts, find organic grain prices and build marketing relationships. Learn more about the certification process for grain at this site.
The Organic Trade Association’s www.HowToGoOrganic.com
The Organic Path – by ACORN
Organic Risk Management: Transitioning – University of Minnesota. 2010