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Thanks to the Prairie Organic Grains Inititiative (POGI) we now have a central place to reference the research and extension resources that are available to guide organic producers. 

In recent years, organic demand has increased, but supply has not kept up. The Prairie Organic Grains Initiative was developed to achieve growth in the organic field crop sector by increasing both quality and quantity of organic field crops and building strong market relationships. The EnviroScan identifies and analyzes the research and extension resources available to guide organic producers, enabling them to improve their production practices. We examined the scientific and extension literature for the Canadian Prairies and adjacent USA states, over the last 35 years, with a focus on nutrient and weed management, grain quality and cultivars adapted to organic production. In our data collection, we also identified systems based research.

Background Info about Farmers for Climate Solutions Feb 6 2020

Farmers for Climate Solutions is is calling for major changes that could transform their industry from a major polluter to a solution in the fight against climate change. It's possible, experts say, but it likely won't be easy. Check out this CBC newstory. How Canadian farmers can go from climate change polluters to a key part of the solution