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Canola seed, oil and meal. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Canada’s canola crush down slightly in August

MarketsFarm — As often has been the case, the canola crush in Canada dipped from July to August, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency issued its monthly crush numbers on Thursday with 829,778 tonnes of canola crushed in August, down 2.89 per cent from July’s crush. However, August’s crush was the second most so […] Read more



Canola seed, oil and meal. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

COPA ends weekly canola, soybean crush reports

CNS Canada — The Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA) announced Friday it will stop publishing its weekly report on member crushings. The report detailed how much canola and soybeans were crushed in Canada. The report was issued weekly and followed by different industry professionals across the country. Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg was […] Read more



Richardson International’s canola crushing facility at Lethbridge, shown here in July 2016. (Photo courtesy Richardson International)

Canola crushers running at full steam

CNS Canada — Canadian canola crushers showed no signs of slowing down their record pace over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with the weekly crush topping 200,000 tonnes for only the second time ever. The canola crush during the week ended Wednesday came in at 200,294 tonnes, according to the most recent Canadian Oilseed […] Read more

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Grain elevators applaud the Parliamentary Committee’s rail recommendations

The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) has added its voice to grain industry organizations praising a report from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on rail transportation affecting grain shippers. Recommendations in the report broadly encompass the adjustments required to the Canada Transportation Act to ensure the Canadian economy prospers in the long […] Read more


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Canola crush hits new weekly record

CNS Canada — Canadian canola crushers hit a new weekly record during the second week of November, processing more than 200,000 tonnes of canola for the first time ever. The canola crush during the week ended Wednesday came in at 203,951 tonnes, according to the most recent Canadian Oilseed Processors Association report. The previous record […] Read more

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Canada’s canola meal sales to China at five-year high

Winnipeg/Beijing | Reuters –– Canadian canola meal shipments to China have jumped to their highest level in five years, boosting profits of crush plants and firming prices as farmers slog through a difficult harvest. Canada shipped 415,000 tonnes of canola meal to China from January through August, the most since 2011 and following zero shipments […] Read more


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Canola crush running close to full capacity

CNS Canada — Canadian canola processors are running at close to full capacity, with a near record weekly crush posted during the week ended Wednesday. The weekly canola crush, during the week ending Sept. 21, hit 190,623 tonnes — the second largest on record, according to Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA) data. Crushers were operating […] Read more

Canola seed, oil and meal. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Weekly canola crush hits yearly low

CNS Canada — Canada’s weekly canola crush dropped sharply over the week ended Wednesday, but some of the decline is likely tied to an overstatement of what was processed the previous week. The weekly canola crush came in at only 110,909 tonnes, which compares with 180,078 tonnes the previous week, according to data from the […] Read more