The U.S. Canola Association (USCA) works to support and advance U.S. canola production, marketing, processing and use through government and industry relations. Since it was first established in 1989, the association has helped domestic canola acreage grow from virtually zero to about 2 million. It strives to:
Develop and implement agricultural policies that provide competitive conditions for U.S. canola production, including uniform seed and product standards and regulations, eligibility for federal crop insurance and other farm programs.
Promote efficient production of the crop through farmer education programs, crop protection product registration for canola and agronomic research addressing domestic canola production.
Develop markets for U.S. canola products through activities aimed at the agricultural sector and consumers, including promotion of nutrition research on canola oil and meal. When appropriate, the USCA will work with outside groups to achieve common objectives.
The USCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and overseen by a board of directors that represents all industry segments, including 10 growers from four regions and up to 15 industry representatives.