Don't Panic! It's Organic: Opportunities and Challenges in U.S. Organic Grains & Oilseeds

Demand for organic corn and soybeans in the U.S. is increasing—and it is expected to continue to do so in the future. However, this growth is not a given, and it faces various threats from changing consumer demands, food safety issues, integrity of organic labels, or slowing feed demands from the organic livestock sector.

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The interest in the organic grain & oilseed supply chain remains high. Producers are looking to organic grain & oilseed production as a niche and for profitable row-crop production. Likewise, CPGs are looking to organic foods to differentiate themselves from other CPGs and restore profitability to the space. The early adopters and those quickest to adapt will be the winners. This applies to all players in the supply chain—as these players will establish the ‘rules’ and relationships of the supply chain. As a result, they will reap longer-term economic benefits.