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FCC identifies export, market opportunities for Canadian food

The ag lender's latest report highlights canola oil, pork, potato products, crab meat

Canada is already a major exporter of agricultural goods, food and beverages — but increasing food and beverage exports is still one of Canada’s biggest trade opportunities, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) says. And by diversifying exports, farmers will become less dependent on current major markets, reducing their financial risk. “When borders close for any number

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Cream of Wheat maker to buy Crisco line from Smucker

Shortening, cooking oil brand goes to B+G Foods

The U.S. company behind the Crisco brand of cooking oils and shortenings is selling that product line to the maker of Cream of Wheat cereal and Green Giant vegetables. New Jersey-based B+G Foods announced Monday it will buy the Crisco product lines from Ohio-based J.M. Smucker for about US$550 million (C$725.1 million). The sale includes


Although China curbed its Canadian canola imports, canola values were able to draw strength from exports to other markets.

2019-20 crop year could have been worse for canola

A recent Prairie crop tour points to a strong canola harvest

It can be said that things weren’t all that bad for canola during the 2019-20 marketing year. Given the grim outlook there was for canola over the fall and winter, it’s been a decent marketing year overall for the crop. Prices dropped because of China, but strong exports elsewhere, plus a larger domestic crush, combined

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Canadian canola prices spike as shippers find back door to China

'Profits are extravagant... It is like gold oil now'

Winnipeg/Beijing | Reuters — Canadian canola prices have soared to the highest in nearly two years, despite a diplomatic dispute between Ottawa and Beijing, as exporters find roundabout ways to reach top oilseed buyer China. Chinese authorities have since March 2019 blocked canola shipments by two Canadian exporters, an action they took after Canadian police

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Canola crush edges up, soybean crush falls

MarketsFarm — As the amount of canola crushed in Canada increased slightly in June, the soybean crush was down significantly, according to the latest monthly report from Statistics Canada. The federal agency on Thursday released crushing statistics for major oilseeds, which showed 864,559 tonnes of canola crushed in June, up 1.12 per cent from the


Canola gains on veg oils’ strength

Pressure comes from the loonie’s recent improvement against the U.S. dollar

Canola prices climbed higher during the week ended June 5, despite strength in the Canadian dollar that would typically have a bearish effect on prices. Nearby canola contracts started the week at $457.10 per tonne and posted losses on Monday before rallying on Tuesday. By June 4, nearby contracts closed at $463.60 per tonne. The Canadian dollar was over 74

Corteva Agriscience, which spun off from the merged Dow and DuPont in 2019, got its canola seed breeding lab and research station in Saskatoon from the Dow AgroSciences end of the merger. (Video screengrab from Corteva.ca)

Supercluster backing canola protein production

The federally-backed research and development “supercluster” set up to boost Canada’s protein industries is funding work to wring more and better proteins out of canola seed. In Saskatoon on Wednesday, federal Industry Minister Navdeep Bains announced the Protein Industries Canada (PIC) supercluster has approved a new $27.6 million project to breed high-protein canola hybrids for