The U.S. Canola Association met in Washington D.C. to discuss legislative priorities this past week. Northern Canola Growers Association Executive Director Barry Coleman says canola research funding is a top priority. “We want continued funding for the National Canola Research Program, which will be really important to try to increase the canola acres in the country and to address up and coming diseases like clubroot.” It’s another priority to include canola in the Renewable Fuels Standard. “We’re wanting the EPA to revisit their numbers. They had said many years ago they would revisit them and possibly modify them. There is certainly some hope in that,” explains Coleman. “We also asked for an extension of the biodiesel tax credit as it provides certainty to the industry.”
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