Canola council gets consultation cash

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Staff The federal government has given the Canola Council of Canada $43,000 to consult with key research partners to create a targeted plan for improving the crop.

“Research is fundamental to our industry and to the profitability of our growers, but we need to make sure we get it right,” said Canola Council of Canada president Patti Miller in a release. “This funding will allow us to lead a collaborative effort to identify our research priorities and ensure that we are getting the best value from our future research investments.”

Canola generates approximately $5.6 billion in farm cash receipts each year. On average, Canadian-grown canola contributes $15.4 billion to the Canadian economy, including more than 228,000 Canadian jobs and $8.2 billion in wages annually. The funds are coming out of the Agricultural Innovation Program.

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