Where Does Canola Oil Come From?
When you purchase canola oil from a grocery store, it has come from small beginnings! From farm to table, canola production looks something like this:
Pacific Northwest canola production
The PNW produced 347 million pounds of canola in 2018, almost 10% of the total U.S. canola production. (USDA-NASS Crop Production Summary)
Canola Production in the PNW and United States
In 2018, an estimated 2 million acres of canola were planted in the U.S. with a national average yield of almost 1900 pounds per acre. This accounted for more than 3.6 billion pounds of canola production. In the four-state PNW region, canola was planted on 238,000 acres with an average yield of 1700 pounds per acre for a total production of 347 million pounds.