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

Update, as of early March 22:  CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have agreed to binding arbitration, ending the work stoppage as it extended into its third day. Normal business operations for the railway are supposed to resume on Tuesday, March 22. The ongoing work stoppage at Canadian Pacific Railway is forcing canola… Read More

 

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