The Chinese government has lifted restrictions on imports of canola from Canada’s two largest exporters that dated back to March 2019. Richardson and Viterra were banned from shipping canola seed to China more than three years ago. Both companies are listed as approved for exporting canola to China in a government document that was published… Read More

Not all glufosinate ammonium herbicide formulations are the same. This is especially important to note in areas that grow both glufosinate-tolerant (aka LibertyLink) corn and canola. A corn grower in Ontario, or in the Midwest U.S., who orders Liberty or glufosinate from a retailer would likely receive a formulation containing 200g of active ingredient per… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced a series of grading changes that will come into effect this upcoming crop year. The CGC says the changes come after consultations with stakeholders through the Western Standards Committee and Eastern Standards Committee. The grading changes include the following revisions and considerations: Mildew standards for eastern and western… Read More

Looking at the current state of the commodity markets, you may be tempted to make some last minute changes to your crop plan. Deviating away from your crop rotation may seem like a good idea in the short term, but as Sheldon Toews, technical service specialist with BASF, explains in this Canola School episode that… Read More

Earlier this month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal which could open the export doors even wider for Canadian canola producers. The proposed plan would recognize renewable diesel and jet fuel made from canola oil as “advanced biofuels” under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is enthusiastic about… Read More

The Canola Council of Canada has elected a new chair. Jennifer Marchand, who works in government and industry relations for Cargill, succeeds Saskatchewan farmer Charlene Bradley, who finished her three-year term as chair. “On behalf of the board, I’d like to thank Charlene Bradley as well as our outgoing board members, Garth Hodges, Dean McQueen… Read More

Performance, precision, protection, and product: these are the four pillars the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) will focus its attention under its new innovation strategy. The Council says its strategy outlines the aligned value chain vision, from farm to customer, for near-term innovations needed to do even more for the economy and environment. “Canola’s position… Read More

Regina is on its way to becoming the canola crush hub of the country. The most recent canola crush announcement, made last week, includes a 1.1 million metric ton capacity plant, funded by AGT Foods and Federated Co-operatives Limited. While announcements have been fast and furious the last few years, Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodities… Read More

 

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