Research, news, and work from the Center of Integrated Agricultural Systems and our partners about grain and staple crops.
Past and current projects build on existing efforts and research in the upper midwest to diversify the landscape through increase adoption of grains such as wheat, barley, oats, and rye.
A forward-looking tool to help grain producers examine the financial outcome of converting to certified organic production or be used by existing organic grain producers to evaluate shifts in crop rotations and market prices over a 10 year period.How to use the OGRAIN Compass Spreadsheet
Small grains bring many benefits to agricultural systems, yet most farmers in the Midwest no longer plant them in rotations. CIAS worked in partnership with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, the Artisan Grain Collaborative, the University of California, Davis, and Purdue University to study why farmers don’t grow more small grains, and how to support their production.Click to find out more about the project