Economics Archives - Farmland LP

  • Digested: Buying the Farm

    Business people shaking hands in front of a field
    Naomi Starkman, Founder of Civil Eats, reports on the growth of the organic market and its impact not only on major buyers such as Costco and Ardent Mills, frequent subjects, but also on farmers. “While it’s obviously a boon for these companies to have a direct supply—and even better the planet to invest in organic and transition […]
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  • Supply/demand imbalance in organic market persists, USDA Survey reports

    The USDA has released the findings of its 2015 Certified Organic Survey and found that while organic sales increased 13% over the previous year, the number of organic farms only modestly increased (from 12,595 to 12,818). Read more here.
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  • Paying Farmers to Go Organic, Even Before the Crops Come In

    NYT organic
    As reported by The New York Times, “Companies can’t get enough organic ingredients to satisfy consumer desire for organic and nongenetically modified foods.” Read more about how major brands are providing economic support for the transition to organic here.
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  • General Mills partners with Organic Valley to increase organic supply

    Infographic.  General Mills has announced a strategic sourcing partnership with the largest organic cooperative in the U.S. that will help about 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years. (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)
    General Mills is committed to doubling the organic acreage from which it sources supply by 2019. To succeed, the packaged food giant is thinking creatively. In addition to partnering with Organic Valley, the largest organic cooperate in the US, General Mills is also launching the Organic &d Regenerative Agriculture Transition Council to advance sustainable farming practices. […]
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  • “We cannot get enough organic to stay in business…” Costco CEO Jelinek

    Shoppers look for produce at Costco in Issaquah Monday March 14, 2016.
    Costco is believed to be the nation’s largest organic retailer, surpassing even Whole Foods. Yet, the warehouse giant cannot keep up with demand. As reported by The Seattle Times, at Costco’s annual shareholder meeting CEO Craig Jelinek declared, “We cannot get enough organics to stay in business day in and day out.” Costco’s solution: find creative […]
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