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Expanded crush plant will gobble up another million tonnes of canola

Richardson expansion in Yorkton, Sask., is good for the entire canola sector, says Winnipeg company

Reading Time: 2 minutes A major expansion of a Richardson International crushing plant in Saskatchewan is expected to see another one million tonnes of canola processed on the Prairies annually. “The global outlook for Canadian canola oil is promising, and this latest investment emphasizes our ongoing commitment to best-in-class facilities,” said Darrell Sobkow, the company’s senior vice-president for processing, […] Read more

Richardson International’s Jean-Marc Ruest says his company’s decision to withdraw from the Canola Council of Canada came after almost a year of talks aimed at making the associations more efficient and funding more equitable.

Richardson pullout roils canola sector

Alberta Canola backs council, saying its marketing efforts and agronomic support are key to canola’s success

Reading Time: 3 minutes Richardson International’s decision not to renew its membership means a big financial hit for the Canola Council of Canada, but it could have been even worse. According to several reliable sources, Viterra had planned to leave too, but changed course — possibly because of a big cut in membership fees. Losing Canada’s two biggest grain […] Read more

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Weekly canola crush hits best level in over two months

CNS Canada –– Canada’s domestic canola processors are getting busier, with the latest crush data showing the most active week in two-and-a-half months. Capacity utilization during the week ended Wednesday climbed to 82.8 per cent, which compares with only 66.9 per cent the previous week, according to the latest report from the Canadian Oilseed Processors […] Read more