The Northern Plains of North Dakota and Minnesota currently account for over 90% of the 1 million canola acres planted in the United States. However, improvements in winter canola varieties in recent years have spurred production in the Southern Great Plains centered in Oklahoma and Kansas, where 60,000 acres were planted for the 2006 crop year. Interest is also moving east from the Great Plains into Arkansas, with reports of a small acreage being planted for harvest in 2007. With continued strong demand for canola oil due to its healthy attributes as well as its favorable profile as a biodiesel feedstock, canola acreage is expected to increase in all U.S. regions in the coming years.


Canola Seed Price Averages
USDA Economic Research Service, 1991/92-2006/07

Canola Oil Price Averages
USDA Economic Research Service, 1991/92-2006/07

Canola Meal Price Averages
USDA Economic Research Service, 1991/92-2006/07