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ADM to crush soybeans in North Dakota

Ex-Cargill Malt plant to be redeveloped

A former malt processing plant in eastern North Dakota is set to be the site of the state’s first soybean crushing plant. U.S. ag processor ADM, the ‘A’ of the four ‘ABCD’ companies that dominate global grain trading, announced Monday it will spend about US$350 million to develop a dedicated soybean crush plant and refinery […] Read more

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Even in Regina, biodiesel refinery will benefit Alberta canola growers

Proposed facility would be a huge user of canola and boost demand for crop, say canola leaders

Reading Time: 3 minutes A supersized new biodiesel plant will be good news for Alberta canola growers — even if it's not actually located in Alberta. "It would have been great if it had been close to home for me personally, but there's a bigger picture," said Sylvan Lake producer Mike Ammeter, a director for Alberta Canola. "Even if […] Read more


Will there be any canola left in bins come fall?

Will there be any canola left in bins come fall?

'Stocks are setting up to be the smallest in years'

Reading Time: 2 minutes It's been a time that canola growers won't soon forget, says a provincial crop analyst. "Producers with unpriced canola remaining after the 2020 harvest have been delighted and amazed by the price increase since harvest," Neil Blue said in a recent Agri-News article. "New record canola prices have been set for both futures and cash." […] Read more

Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s CEO for North America, speaks in a December 2020 promotional video announcing the company’s worldwide rebranding. (Viterra video screengrab via YouTube)

Viterra plans major canola crusher for Regina

Expected capacity would make facility largest in world

Grain handler and processor Viterra is taking its plans to build the world’s biggest canola crusher to its Prairie home town. The North American arm of Rotterdam-based Viterra said Monday it’s in the “feasibility” stage of designing and finalizing plans for what it bills as the “world’s largest integrated canola crush facility” in the northeast […] Read more


CBOT May 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20- and 50-day moving averages and CBOT May 2021 soyoil (black line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soyoil leads soybean complex higher

Wheat follows corn, soy higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures climbed on Tuesday, led by rising soybean oil as global edible oil supplies tighten. Corn futures also moved higher, as traders weighed Brazil’s late-planted second crop against beneficial rains in Argentina. Wheat followed the markets higher, despite much-needed rainfall across the U.S. Plains production belt. The most-active soybean […] Read more

The rapid growth of the Canadian canola- crushing sector has been a huge success story, with 14 plants across the country crushing more than 10 million tonnes annually — more than double what it was a decade ago. The sector is now hopeful that canola biodiesel will follow in its footsteps.

Going green could be golden for canola growers

Ottawa’s new ‘clean fuel’ rules could quadruple the amount of canola processed into biodiesel

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ottawa’s new “clean fuel” rules aren’t in place yet — much less new biodiesel plants — but going green will be a big win for canola growers, say industry officials. “We are excited about the opportunity because what drives the demand for feedstock is the ability of that feedstock to lower the carbon emissions of […] Read more


Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, with Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna (l) and Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault (r), speaks at the Dominion Arboretum in Ottawa on Dec. 11, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Blair Gable)

New greening programs planned for ag alongside carbon tax hike

Carbon price to hit $170 per tonne by 2030

A new federal climate plan which further cranks up taxes on carbon emissions also includes pledges of new programs to help sink more carbon into farmland. The government on Friday released the sequel to its 2016 Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change — a “strengthened” climate plan, titled A Healthy Environment and a […] Read more

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U.S. fuel industry frazzled as EPA misses biofuel volumes deadline

COVID-19 fallout complicates process

New York | Reuters — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was set to miss a deadline Monday to announce how much renewable fuel the nation’s refiners must blend into their fuel mix next year, raising uncertainty in the fuel market and prompting one biofuel association to threaten to take the agency to court. Under federal […] Read more


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U.S. oil refiners press on renewable diesel for Canadian market

Few such projects seen moving forward within Canada

Winnipeg/New York | Reuters — U.S. oil refineries are moving aggressively to produce renewable diesel, partly to cash in on Canada’s greener fuel standard before Canadian refiners modify their own plants. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government intends to present its Clean Fuel Standard this year, aiming to cut 30 million tonnes of emissions by […] Read more