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Canola crushing steady

CNS Canada — Canada’s domestic canola crushing remains steady year over year. Statistics Canada data show 742,573 tonnes of canola seed crushed in June this year, which marks a slight rise from 731,124 in June 2017 and 702,716 in the same month of 2016. Domestic crushers processed 765,216 tonnes of seed in May of this […] Read more


Bunge canola plant damaged in fire

U.S. agrifood processor Bunge is sizing up damage to its canola crushing plant at Nipawin in northeastern Saskatchewan after a fire in one of its buildings Tuesday. According to local media, firefighters were called to the plant late Tuesday afternoon and fought a fire at the site until after midnight. Scott Roblin of the Nipawin […] Read more

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Ex-Legumex crush plant gets new owners, supply deal

Canada’s top grain handler is set to start feeding canola to a U.S. West Coast crushing plant now half-owned by the Prairie company’s parent firm. Regina-based Viterra, the grain handling arm of multinational commodity firm Glencore, on Tuesday announced a supply and marketing deal with Pacific Coast Canola (PCC), a next-to-new crush plant at Warden, Wash., […] Read more

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Canola exports to feel pinch of Chinese market crash

CNS Canada — Canada’s canola exports will likely get dragged down by the sea of red ink flowing from Chinese markets, according to an analyst. “It will slow the export market. The whole canola engine has shrunk a little bit. Production will be down about 15 per cent or thereabouts,” said Errol Anderson of ProMarket […] Read more