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Most canola production in the United States takes place in the northern tier of states adjacent to Canada: North Dakota, Idaho and Montana. North Dakota alone produces over 80 percent of the nation's canola crop. In 2012, the state produced more than 2.0 billion pounds, with a total value over $539.8 million. However, Oklahoma has become the second largest producer of canola, with the 2012 harvest totaling 161 million pounds and valued at more than $40.7 million. (NASS 2013)
The 2012 U.S. canola crop was more than 2.4 billion pounds, nearly identical to 2010's crop, and valued at $644.8 million, up by more than $278 million from the previous year. Average yield was 1,416 pounds per acre, down from 2011. The total area planted in 2012 was nearly 1.8 million acres, an increase from 2011. June 2013 ... Canola
- Canola, National Statistics, National Ag Statistics Service (NASS), USDA.
- Canola Council of Canada - A trade association representing producers, input suppliers, processors and marketers of canola and its products.
- Canola Facts, Soyatech.
- Canola Futures News Headlines, Futures and Commodity Market News, Resource News International via COMTEX.
- Oil Crops Outlook, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA.
- Oil Crops Yearbook, ERS, USDA, 2011.
- Oilseeds: World markets and trade, Foreign Ag Service (FAS), USDA.
- Northern Canola Growers Association
- U.S. Grains Council
- As biofuel becomes popular, is canola a feasible winter crop? David Bennett, Farm Press, 2006.
- Breeding and genetics of wheat and canola, University of Arkansas.
- Canadian Canola, Canadian Grain Commission.
- Canola, Field Crops: 2007 and 2002, 2007 Census of Agriculture - State Data, NASS, USDA, 2009.
- Canola, North Dakota State University.
- Canola, Oklahoma State University.
- Canola, Oregon State University Extension Service, 2008.
- Canola, Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, Columbia, Missouri - This online article provides a production guide and a cost-return crop budget for spring canola and for winter canola. Contact information for some canola seed dealers is also provided at the website.
- Canola, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, updated 2005.
- Canola/Rape, SAREP Cover Crops, Ag Sustainability Institute, University of California Davis.
- Crop Production Annual Summary, NASS, USDA.
- Crop Values Annual Summary, NASS, USDA.
- Crop Profile for Canola in Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2005.
- Economics of Spring Canola Production in Dryland Eastern Washington, Washington State University, 2006.
- Great Plains Canola, Oklahoma State University, Kansas State University and University of Nebraska, 2012 - Canola is a special type of edible rapeseed genetically low in erucic acid and glucosinolates. The seeds are a source of healthy cooking oil and high-protein meal for livestock. This publication discusses aspects of canola production.
- Spring Canola Variety Performance in Iowa Final Report, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, 2007 - The renewed interest in growing canola in Iowa and the need to test current genetics led to the planting of 18 spring canola lines from six sources on two planting dates at two sites.
- Indianhead Holsteins Case Study, Eric Anderson and Andrew Dane, 2008 - This 100-head dairy farm is in the process of becoming energy self-sufficient. In 2007, the owners started purchasing canola seeds and pressing them to make straight vegetable oil for on-site fuel. They use half of the resulting canola meal as a dietary supplement for the cows, increasing their milk production, and sell the remaining half.
Links checked November 2013.