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Exporting poor-quality canola seed overseas is a risky proposition, but fortunately a lot of this year’s crop will be processed on the Prairies.

They’re crushing it! And that’s a good thing

Canola crushers are enjoying hefty margins, but that’s actually good news 
for farmers — especially given the poor-quality crop

Poor conditions at harvest have been good for Western Canada’s crushers, which are soaking up canola that would otherwise be hard to market. Weekly canola crush levels hit a record high of just over 200,000 tonnes the first week in January for the second time ever. While crush levels dipped the following week, the total […] Read more

Richardson International’s canola-crushing facility at Lethbridge, shown here in July 2016, is in the midst of $120 million in upgrades.

Richardson cranking up canola crush, throughput at Lethbridge

Expansion plans finalized, underway at crush plant

Agri-food firm Richardson International plans to put up $120 million to dial up the processing capacity of its canola-crushing plant in southern Alberta by over 55 per cent. Privately held, Winnipeg-based Richardson says the new upgrades at its Lethbridge plant are expected to boost its peak annual crush to over 700,000 tonnes of canola per […] Read more