Highlights / canola

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

The passing of “Mr. Canola”

Most Canadians have never heard of him, but in the agriculture industry he was a well-liked ‘star’. He was Phil Thomas who died on June 13 in Lacombe Alberta at age 76. In Canada’s agriculture world he was known as »

International, Politics

Canada requests WTO consultations with China over canola ban

Canada has requested formal consultations with China before the World Trade Organization to resolve a Chinese ban on Canadian canola shipments, International Trade Minister Jim Carr announced Friday. The move comes as Ottawa and Beijing find themselves locked in a »

Economy, International

Grain, oilseed producers and exporters get government funding

The Canadian government will give more than $13 million to help grain and oilseed growers and exporters diversify their markets. Of that $4 million will go to increasing canola exports internationally and to expand the market for flax. This comes »

Economy, International

China stops importing Canadian canola

Chinese importers are “unwilling to purchase” Canadian canola seed, reports the industry group, Canola Council of Canada. China first suspended imports of the seed from one company, Richard International Ltd. in early March when one Chinese official claimed hazardous organisms »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

China-Canada political tension: now extending to trade?

Diplomatic tensions between China and Canada over the Canadian detention of Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou now seem to have taken an added turn. Wanzhou who is under house arrest, is facing extradition to the U.S to face American charges. China »

Economy, International, Society

Leader gets extension on canola trade with China

China had threatened to change the rules on canola imports from Canada on September 1, but while on a state visit to China, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the current rules have been extended pending further negotiations. Canola generates »


Three sisters die after being buried in canola seed

Three little girls were buried and smothered by canola seed at a family farm near Withrow in the western province of Alberta on October 13, 2015. The girls, 13 and two aged 11 had been on the back of a »