Trade disputes and the resulting drop in commodity prices have impacted U.S. organic grain farmers.
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) executive director John Mesko says organic prices track conventional markets to an extent.
“The trade tariffs do impact organic producers because organic grain flows around the world as well. So whenever we see a dip, regardless of the cause in most cases, we see that same dip in organic.”
However, he tells Brownfield there’s been a silver lining to the trade disruptions.