Promote Canola Acres
The USCA Canola Acreage Task Force (CATF) was formed in 2007 to expand acreage in new growing regions and to limit acreage loss in existing growing regions. To this end, the CATF developed regional acreage goals with national totals and a plan – the Promote Canola Acres program – to achieve those goals.
The USCA Board of Directors approved 2014-18 U.S. canola yield and acreage goals proposed by the USCA's Canola Acreage Task Force in March 2014. By 2018, the total proposed U.S. acreage goal is 3.7 million with a national yield goal of 1.8 million. The regional goals are all set to increase, with the Northern Plains starting at 1 million acres and increasing to 1.7 million by 2018; the Southern Great Plains moving from 400,000 to 1.5 million; the Pacific Northwest from 200,000 to 400,000 and the Southeast from 30,000 to 60,000 acres.