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

It’s Wednesday, people! Is the snow melting where you are? Is spring in the air? From the RealAgriculture studio in Lethbridge, Alta…it’s a windy 20 degrees celsius. We’ve got a terrific lineup for you on today’s episode of RealAg Radio. You’ll hear: Kevin McNew, chief economist at Farmers Business Network (FBN) on a new economic… Read More

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has secured over $1.8 million in funding through the federal AgriMarketing Program to fund market access and development activities. The funding, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), will be combined with contributions from the canola industry for a total of $3.6 million over the next two years to work on differentiated value… Read More

There are no indications China will be lifting restrictions on Canadian canola imports as a direct response to the exchange of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou for Canadians’ Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, according to the president of the Canola Council of Canada. The two Michaels returned to Canada on Friday following a deal negotiated by… Read More

This mid-week show is another good one for the books! You’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day, with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Dairy farmer Julaine Treur from British Columbia, and her experience with having some Starbucks executives out to her farm to see what they were doing on their organic dairy — as… Read More

Canadian farmers and exporters have been frustrated by a year-long major trade disruption with one of Canada’s largest canola markets — China. It is a continuously evolving situation, says Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “There is still a blockage in terms of seed shipments from the two largest exporters — Viterra and… Read More

It’s Friday and RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney wastes no time in digging in to the recent news that China has blocked all imports of Canadian canola seed. For today’s show, Haney has the following guests: Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada, Ben Campbell and Kayla Weston from the Young Cattleman’s Council… Read More

Many questions still remain around why Chinese authorities blocked all canola export shipments from Richardson International about two weeks ago. For quite some time, China has been a major importer of Canadian canola. China’s imports account for roughly 4o per cent of of all Canadian exports of canola seed, oil, and meal. The Canola Council of Canada… Read More

Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada (CCC), says the fundamental strength and importance of Canada’s canola trade with China remains, but the recent finding of “hazardous pests” that has shut down Richardson International’s exports into the country is a “difficult thing” for the entire industry. At this point, the pests of concern… Read More

 

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