Planting New Ground

The path to expanding organic grain acreage in Maine and New Brunswick is not clearly marked. The primary reason is that the market does not generate the profits necessary to entice producers to plant significant new ground in an organic production system, or transition from conventional to organic, when evaluating grain enterprises. However, based on the prospect for profitability of other crops including potatoes and other food crops, this region remains a strong prospect for commercial scale organic acreage expansion that includes organic grains in the rotation. Based on this market analysis, the following areas are recommended to identify the path to market and next steps toward transitioning and expanding acreage in this region.  Read the full report here.

Sustainable Food Lab

Other Articles

Sustainable Food Lab

Partner With Us

As a partner with Sustainable Food Lab, you will be part of a network of global thought leaders from diverse organizations committed to making impactful changes in the food system.
Learn more

Sustainable Food Lab Newsletter

Get the latest news and updates when you subscribe to the Sustainable Food Lab Newsletter.

Newsletter Form

We promise not to spam, ever.