Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers routinely buy organic products. The demand for organic grains and seeds has increased about 20% per year since 1995. For the last 13 years we have been offering prices for organic grain that are nearly double for that of non-organic grain. If you are an organic farmer with grains or seeds we use, please call us. We currently buy from farmers in Montana and neighboring states and Canadian provinces.
Conditions such as market demand, high prices for conventional inputs, and strong crop prices make this a good time to transition all or part of your operation to organic production. Thoroughly consider whether organic farming is right for you. Accurate and up-to-date information may explode many of the “myths” you may have heard about organic farming.
The truth is, experience and data show that organic farmers can receive comparable or higher net returns per acre than non-organic farms in the same area. And, strong non-organic prices make it a good time to market crops from acres in the three-year chemical-free transition period. You can transition part of your operation, and you may have hay or pasture ground that qualify right now.
Conventional fertilizer and pest control chemicals must be replaced through natural sustainable, organic farming practices, such as crop rotation and cover crops. These practices suppress pests by naturally disrupting their life cycles. The same practices build soil health that contributes to pest control and nutrient availability for plant.
Many organic farmers find that crop yields in organic systems, after a transition period, return to 65% to 90% of their non-organic yields. We have provided several links to sources of organic farming information below.
We are the sole U.S. agent for KAMUT® Khorasan wheat, a spring wheat particularly well-suited for a dry climate. KAMUT® wheat is an “ancient grain” with unique characteristics that make it a good candidate for an organic rotation. It is a “low-input” grain, resistant to frost, insects, and drought. It is priced above other organic grains.
Find out more about growing KAMUT® wheat by visiting KAMUT.com, or call us directly at (406) 622-5436.