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More regulations coming for Organic Producers

Dear COG Supporter,

Recently, we wrote to you about the proposed Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR) which are open for public consultation. We have recently reviewed these regulations in partnership with the Organic Federation of Canada, The Canada Organic Trade Association and with members of the Organic Value Chain Roundtable Table.

The SFCR will mean major changes for all Agricultural Operators but will include very specific impacts for the Organic Sector because the Organic Products Regulation (OPR), our sector’s governing regulation, will be housed in the SFCR. In moving our regulation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has also taken the opportunity to make amendments to the OPR. It is our opinion that many of these changes will be detrimental to the success of organic operators across the country.

Read the proposed SFCR here.

Our partners at the Canada Organic Trade Association will be hosting a Webinar on Tuesday, March 7th at 3pm EST to highlight the areas of concern and opportunities that the Safe Food For Canadians Regulations will bring to the organic sector and all members of the public are invited to attend. This webinar will also be recorded and shared afterwards if you can’t make it.

Join the webinar, and find out more about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and what it means for the Organic Sector.

Other ways to get involved: 1. CFIA Consultations: A 90 day public consultation is underway, closing on April 21st, 2017. Have your say here.
2. CFIA Information Sessions: Attend information sessions here.
3. Social Media: Join the conversation on social media here.
4. COG: You can also send your comments directly to COG by emailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope you will get involved and be part of the solution! It is through our collective efforts that we can make a difference and pave the way for a more sustainable agricultural future in Canada.


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Ashley St Hilaire
Director of Programs and Government Relations
Canadian Organic Growers
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To register for the Moose Jaw or Lacombe session, please follow the links below.
To register for the Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan session (Monday Mar 21, 2016), please follow this link (Note: if you require accommodations, the location of the session, Wood Acres, offers rooms. Please contact Wood Acres directly at : 306 692 0126)

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Registration for the Carman, Manitoba session will be begin in May. Information on how to register will be sent out then.

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Activation Products in Cobourg, ON is looking for 1,000 lbs of organic canary seeds. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 1 866 271-7595 x717

Grain Millers has spot market bids for:organic brown flax at $36/bu fob farm (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 306 933-4644, and organic feed oats ($4.50/bu) and barley ($7.50 fob farm) (contact Scott at 306 335-7707)

Roger Rivest Marketing is seeking growers for organic pinto and black turtle beans in 2015. Black Turtle seed will be treated with Heads Up. The company is also forward contracting for organic yellow peas (Meadow variety) at $15.00 CDN/bu, organic soybeans - food grade $30-$32/bu, feed grade $24/bu, organic corn, organic sunflowers, and organic wheat (food and feed grade). Call 519 687-3522.

Growers International Organic Sales Inc. has available production contract acres for organic brown flax in Manitoba, and Eastern Saskatchewan. Please contact Lorne Lix at 204-924-7050 for more information on prices and delivery options.

DeRuyck's Top of the Hill Farm is seeking organic spring spelt. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 204 526-2066


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 Read the Summer 2015 Newsletter here.

2014 Western Canadian Organic Business Directory

A partnership betweenOrganic AlbertaSaskatchewan Organic Directorate(SOD),Manitoba Organic Alliance(MOA) & Certified Organic Association of British Columbia(COABC), the directory lists all companies that provide services or processed products to businesses in the organic sector. From the producer to the retailer, the directory connects the Western Canadian organic sector.

This directory is being distributed to all organic producers and businesses by the provincial associations and their governments. It is available for free online and in hard copy for a small fee. You can scroll through the document below, click on the link to view a larger version, or click the "download" link at the bottom to download a pdf file. To receive a hard copy, contact the provincial organic association nearest you.

Western Canadian Organic Business Directory - 2014


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Thank you Marnie and team for your continuing support of organics in MB. Thank you for your recent gift to Dr. Marten Entz & the Natural Systems Agriculture program, celebrating 25 years of organic research in Manitoba!

farm tours 2018

A large number of tours have been planned for this summer. You won't want to miss any, but can probably only make a few. They are listed here.

August Events, August 16 update

Investing in Organic Agriculture

This is a must read presentation advocating for Canadian government support for organic agriculture. Download the PDF here.

Canadian Organic Standards 2018

The Canadian Organic Standards have been updated. We have uploaded them and they can be seen here, together with a summary prepared by the Organic Federation of Canada. You should note also that there is a provision for feedback, and feedback is invited.

Other new organic extension materials available

Green Manure Took Kit This free downloadable kit produced by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada with funding from the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative has five modules that will help you understand green manures and how to choose the right green manure for your farm conditions. Click here to begin your green manure journey.

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Check out the COG Lending Library! 

The COG lending library contains over 1500 titles on organic agriculture and related topics, in books, video and audio tapes, DVDs, articles and periodicals.  The resources of the lending library of Canadian Organic Growers are available to the Canadian public.  Items may be borrowed by mail free of charge.

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