Group representing Sask. organic producers invites feedback

By Nigel Maxwell
December 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saskatchewan's organic industry saw a lot of growth the past couple years and the group representing producers wants to keep it going.

A survey has been posted on the Sask. Organics website. Executive Director Marla Carlson told farmnewsNOW they need help directing research.

"In the organic industry we are very data poor. What I mean by that is neither the federal nor the provincial governments collect statistics on our behalf so we need to find other means of [collecting information]," she said.

In 2017, there were 1,015 certified organic entities in the province, which was up from 890 in 2015. In terms of total acres committed to organic products, Saskatchewan accounts for 30 per cent of the total acres grown in Canada.

"And oddly enough represents a 30 per cent growth from 2015," Carlson said.

Producers have until Jan. 10 to take part in the survey. Carlson said the information from the survey will be presented at the group's Annual General Meeting in March at the Saskatoon Travelodge.


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