Where Does Canola Oil Come From?
When you purchase canola oil from a grocery store, it has come from small beginnings! See our new video "Canola in the Pacific Northwest: From Farm to Table", or for a quick overview, canola production looks something like this:
Pacific Northwest canola production
The PNW produced 530 million pounds of canola in 2020, almost 10% of the total U.S. canola production. (see bar chart below)
Canola Production in the PNW and United States
In 2020, an estimated 1.825 million acres of canola were planted in the U.S. with a national average yield of almost 1,931 pounds per acre. This accounted for more than 3.45 billion pounds of canola production. In the four-state PNW region, canola was planted on 276,000 acres with an average yield of 2,105 pounds per acre for a total production of 530 million pounds.