Providing farmers resources to feed the growing renewable fuels market

Through a new program announced in mid-November called Canola MVP, Scoular is partnering with Kansas and Oklahoma farmers to expand canola production to feed the growing renewable fuels market.

Growing canola can increase overall revenue, with wheat-canola rotations increasing profitability up to 20% more than a continuous wheat rotation, according to a study from Kansas State University (KSU).

According to a Scoular statement, Canola MVP provides several key benefits to producers:

• Access to KSU and Oklahoma State University agronomists who will provide guidance on seed varieties and growing canola.

• Connectivity to Scoular originators and successful canola growers to answer localized production-related questions.

• Current local delivery points, including Scoular’s Pratt, Wellington, Coolidge, and Goodland, KS locations.

The statement adds that producers seeking more information should contact their local Scoular elevator or visit

Oklahoma producers can contact Lucas Price at or 913-696-9248.

Goodland Facility Expansion

In March, Scoular announced that it was converting a facility in Goodland to a dual oilseed crush plant. The facility is projected to begin operations in fall 2024.

Because of its high-oil content, canola is highly valued in the renewable fuels sector, particularly for use in the growing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel markets. Those markets are projected to grow to over 5 billion gallons by 2025.

“Winter canola is a reliable crop for producers, and Canola MVP will provide them with the resources, revenue potential and reassurance to grow canola,” says Ed Prosser, Scoular senior vice president.