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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

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

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

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