7.28.20 Canola has been the next big crop in the Pacific Northwest for 30 years. For many years, canola advocates insisted acreage would increase when an oil seed crushing plant in the region was opened. One did in Warden, Washington in 2013, the largest crushing facility west of the Rocky Mountains, and while canola acreage in traditional dryland wheat ground has increased, it is still not at the level that early advocates had dreamed. In episode 188 entitled: Has Canola’s Time to Shine Finally Arrived?, Washington State University oilseed cropping systems extension agronomist Isaac Madsen handicaps the crop’s prospects into the future. Subscribe to Wheat All About It! on iTunes or other podcast apps for Android phones like Stitcher and Pocket Casts. The podcast is also available at the Washington Grain Commission website at wagrains.org and on the WGC Facebook page.