U.S. EPA recognizes canola for its GHG emissions reduction in advanced biofuels

April 18, 2022 – Canola’s contribution as a solutions-provider in helping to address climate change was recognized last week, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed decision that canola oil-derived renewable diesel, jet fuel and other biofuels qualify as “advanced biofuels” under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The proposed decision found that greenhouse…

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Risk of seed-placed fertilizer on canola emergence

Toxicity and salt effect from fertilizer can damage canola seed and seedlings, and reduce the return on investment for seed. One way to increase canola emergence rates is to keep all fertilizer out of the seed row – except for a starter rate of phosphate. The risk of seed-placed fertilizer comes from the nitrogen component…

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Canola organizations raise priorities at AAFC town hall discussion on fertilizer emissions reduction

CCC & CCGA release April 13, 2022 – Yesterday, the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) and Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) participated in a town hall discussion as an initial step to providing canola sector input into Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) industry consultation for the fertilizer emissions reduction target.  “Now, more than ever, global customers…

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Federal investment supports canola’s value and access to global markets

December 21, 2021 – Continued industry-government partnership on market access and development activities is integral to driving canola’s value and industry growth, says Jim Everson, Canola Council of Canada (CCC) president. In support of this important partnership, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today federal government investment of more than $1.8…

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