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Taking care of the dirt: Canola on rise as rotational crop

Chris Eckhart was raised on the principle that “when you take care of the dirt, the dirt takes care of you,” and the bright yellow, flowering canola blanketing his land has become a key component of his effort to follow that maxim.

China quitting canola has Canadian farmers sweating

After getting China hooked on canola, Canadian growers of the oilseed are reeling from the Asian giant’s decision to cut imports. They’re standing pat, though, on their production plans.

Proposed low-carbon fuel standard draws praise, criticism

Pacific Coast Canola produces up to 120,000 gallons of oil daily at a crushing plant near Moses Lake. Most of the heart-healthy oil is used for cooking, but some is sent to a refinery, where it’s turned into biodiesel and shipped to California.

Canola oil plant in works

Construction will begin on a $110 million canola oil plant later this month near Warden, an agricultural community east of Moses Lake. The plant will be operated by Pacific Coast Canola LLC, a subsidiary of a Canadian company called Legumex Walker Inc.