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Top-quality canola is fetching good prices, but many producers are finding that damaged is heavily discounted.

Record-high canola crush is good news — but only for some growers

Growers can only hope discounts for damaged canola are reduced as supply dwindles

Reading Time: 4 minutes Alberta’s canola crush plants may be running at a record-high pace this year — but that only really benefits farmers who are close to those facilities, says a farmer northeast of Edmonton. “We’ve got it in the bins, but we’ve got no place to haul it,” said Doug Scott, whose closest crush plant is in […] Read more

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What is the effect of lower crush margins?

Lower margins suggest canola crushers will reduce production, but that’s not necessarily so

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crush margins have dropped sharply in the last 18 months, but the implications for canola producers aren’t clear, says a provincial crops analyst. Canola crushers don’t disclose their margins, and so the trade estimates a “board” canola crush margin based on ICE Canada canola futures and U.S. futures markets for soybean oil and soybean meal, […] Read more