Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Things about Canada's Canola Industry

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Things about Canada's Canola Industry

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Five things about Canada's canola industry

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that existing dockage rules with China on canola exports have been extended beyond a Sept. 1 deadline as the two countries continue to negotiate a long-term solution. The two countries disagree on the level of "dockage" -- foreign material such as weeds, other crops and detritus -- that should be considered acceptable in canola exports to China.

Here are five things about Canada's canola industry:

1. A study released in 2013 said Canadian-grown canola contributes $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year, including more than 249,000 Canadian jobs and $12.5 billion in wages.

2. Canola generates one quarter of all farm cash receipts in Canada. …

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