The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has announced its vision for redirection of priorities for the Canadian canola value chain. The revised work plan will roll out in 2019. The national value-chain organization recently completed a priorities review, led by the CCC board of directors and including five task groups, representing growers, processors, life science companies,… Read More

Grower groups and value chain organizations are under constant pressure to deliver value for their membership. Proving relevance and value to an aligned value chain is a complicated balance of keeping an organization moving forward and towards agreed upon goals. But reaching that consensus on direction and capitalizing on opportunities can be a challenge when… Read More

The Canola Council of Canada is moving on without a core funder for 2018, as Richardson International went public with its withdrawal from the national canola industry group this week. Richardson has said it did not receive enough value to justify its investment in the Canola Council, after pushing for changes to the council over… Read More

The Canola Council of Canada is reviewing all the services and programs it offers, including staffing, as it prepares for a significant budget cut and restructuring in 2018. At least two large grain company and processor members are not willing to maintain their current funding for the council. Both companies that sources say are pushing for… Read More

The Canola Council of Canada has chosen its next president. Jim Everson, currently the executive director of Soy Canada, has been hired to lead the canola industry organization. “Jim is a respected leader who brings significant industry vision, as well as understanding of the domestic and global issues and opportunities we face,” said David Dzisiak,… Read More

The federal government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, revealed its latest budget, and agriculture and agri-food figures prominently in the 2017-18 fiscal plan. From new export targets and spending programs designed to “uncap the potential of the agriculture industry,” this budget commits $8.2 billion under the Skills and Innovation Plan with a goal of… Read More

Soy Canada is calling on the European Union to move ahead with its decision on approval of three genetically modified soybean products and for an explanation of why it’s taken so long. Monsanto was planning to introduce one of these GM traits — Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and its stacked glyphosate and dicamba tolerance — to… Read More

Canadian farmers are still wondering whether they’ll get a chance to plant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans this spring. They’ll likely get their answer in mid-April. In February, Monsanto Canada announced it had received import approval from China for the glyphosate and dicamba tolerant soybeans, giving the company the confidence to ensure Canadian farmers that… Read More

Soy Canada has named Jim Everson as its first-ever executive director, effective November 5, 2014. “Jim’s experience with the grains and oilseeds sector, and with agriculture trade and market access issues, will be a huge asset to Canada’s soybean sector,” says Mark Huston, Soy Canada’s Chair. “Soy Canada, with Jim’s leadership, will serve all participants… Read More