Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Krista Thomas with Canada Grains Council on gene editing approval; Barry Senft and Lauren Comin with Seeds Canada on the Seed Regulatory Modernization (SRM) process and the potential impact on farmers; Chris Vervaet with Canadian Oilseed… Read More

There’s more work to do to improve where canola’s carbon intensity score ranks in the tax credit regime for renewable fuels in the U.S., according to the executive director of the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA). After taking a few days to digest the U.S. Treasury Department’s awaited announcement last week of new requirements for… Read More

The race is on among canola processing companies to supply growing demand in the U.S. for canola oil as a feedstock for lower carbon-intensity fuels. Construction is underway on three of five planned canola crush projects in Saskatchewan, notes Chris Vervaet, executive director of the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA), in the interview below. Cargill,… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio brought to you by Nufarm Oxbow! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. with a spring weather forecast; Jennifer Wright with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council on the latest labour report through to 2030; Chris Vervaet… Read More

EPA announced a final rule Wednesday to establish renewable volume obligations (RVO) and associated percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel (BBD), advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for 2023–2025. The industry had been waiting for this final rule after a disappointing proposed rule months ago. Stakeholders’ reaction to the final rule was consistently negative,… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. Guest host Kelvin Heppner is joined at Manitoba Ag Days by: Chris Vervaet, with Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, with an update on new canola crush capacity; Kristen Phillips, general manager of Ag Days, on the return of Canada’s largest indoor farm show for the… Read More

It’s going to be harder to find current information on Canadian canola and soybean processor demand going forward. In the “COPA weekly report of member crushings” published on Friday, the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association says it is immediately discontinuing the report. The weekly update shared information on the total tonnes of canola and soybeans crushed by COPA… Read More

Evidence is adding up to show Western Canada really did grow a big canola crop last year, despite the drought. A combination of ample supplies, expanded crush capacity and the lower Canadian dollar are driving a rapid pace in canola consumption this year, both domestically and through exports. Canadian canola crush is up 12 percent from last… Read More

 

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