*[UPDATED, Mar. 12, 2018] Poor rail service is forcing some Canadian canola crushers to shut down temporarily, costing them millions of dollars in lost capacity. Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson spoke with Canadian Oilseed Processors Association executive director Chris Vervaet about the issue March 8 during the Canola Council of Canada’s annual general meeting in Palm Springs, Calif.
*This interview refers to canola crushers losing about $2.4 million every day they are shut down due to poor rail service. The amount varies with the value of canola and meal, but currently it’s around $1.8 million, not $2.4 million.