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Permalink Demand for Organic and Non-GMO Grain Outstripping U.S. Production

A new report from CoBank notes that although U.S. production of non-GMO crops has risen, domestic production of organic corn and soybeans remains well short of demand. This led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports in 2016. According to the report, organic corn imports more than doubled from 2015 to 2016 and accounted for nearly one-half of the U.S. organic corn supply. The domestic shortfall for organic soybeans was even greater, with roughly 80% of soybeans supplying the U.S. organic market imported in 2016. The report also notes that some leading food manufacturers are finding new and innovative ways to incentivize growers for transitioning to organic production, such as free agronomic services and premiums for products grown on transitional acres. A synopsis of the report, Organic and Non-GMO Specialty Grains: Assessing the Impact and Opportunity for Growers, is available online.

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