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Most canola production in the United States takes place in the northern tier of states adjacent to Canada: North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota. North Dakota alone produces over 90 percent of the nation's canola crop. In 2011, the state produced 1.3 billion pounds, with a total value of $297 million. However, Oklahoma has become the second largest producer of canola, with the 2011 harvest totaling 85 million pounds and valued at $20.5 million. (NASS)
The 2011 U.S. canola crop was 1.5 billion pounds and valued at $357.6 million. Average yield was 1,475 pounds per acre. The total area planted in 2011 was 1.04 million acres. June 2012 ... 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.
- Canada Takes Lead in Canola Research, National Research Council of Canada, 2007.
- Canadian Canola, Canadian Grain Commission.
- Canola, Field Crops: 2007 and 2002, 2007 Census of Agriculture - State Data, NASS, USDA, 2009.
- Canola, Government of British Columbia, Canada.
- Canola, Oklahoma State University.
- Canola, Oregon Agricultural Enterprise Budget, Oregon 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 Breeding Project, University of Arkansas, 2006.
- Canola Oil Fact Sheet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2007.
- Canola Production, North Dakota State University, revised 2007.
- Canola/Rape, Online Cover Crop Database, University of California, Davis.
- Crop Production 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 Production Handbook, Oklahoma State University, Kansas State University and University of Nebraska, 2009 - 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.
- Canola Farm Profiles, The New American Farmer, Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE), NIFA, USDA - Describes two canola-growing operations in the United States.
- 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 June 2012.