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Cargill’s new facility near Camrose, which opened this summer, is the province’s newest canola-crushing plant. But more could be on the way.

A golden future? Trade deal could see more canola crushing here

Canola producers who farm close to crush plants can get premiums, 
but it can mean more trucking costs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Canadian canola producers are poised to crush the Asian canola oil market if the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is implemented. “The immediate benefit in the next five years is going to be that the tariffs on canola oil going into Japan are going to drop from 15 per cent to zero,” said Ward Toma, general […] Read more

Canola hailed as a model for value-added processing

Canola hailed as a model for value-added processing

Farm Vote: Canola Producers chair says processing of commodities should top Ottawa’s to-do list

Reading Time: 2 minutes Value-added processing has created a stronger canola industry in Canada — and there’s nothing to say it couldn’t work in other commodities as well. “We’ve seen a lot of infrastructure put together in Western Canada to lengthen our value chain here domestically,” said Lee Markert, chair of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. “For a long […] Read more


Markert new chair of canola producers commission

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vulcan producer Lee Markert is the new chairman of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. He succeeds Colin Felstad. Greg Sears of Sexsmith was elected to serve as vice-chairman. Also joining the board are three directors acclaimed in October. Steve Marshman of Strathmore will replace Elaine Bellamy in Region 8, Dale Uglem of Bawlf will replace […] Read more