Canadian canola goes to California

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is getting excited about using Canadian-developed canola as a multi-tasking crop on a farm in a drought-prone part of California.

At a return of a scant $300 an acre, canola is no competition for almond orchards worth 20 times that. But, planted where nothing else will grow anyway, canola may solve some environmental problems.

Better Farming - January 2009