Yorkton, Saskatchewan has beaten out Portage, Brandon, and a site in North Dakota as the location of James Richardson International's canola crushing plant.

It's a 100 million dollar deal.

Mayor Ian MacKenzie is disappointed, but understands the reasons. He's certain Yorkton's location near canola growing areas was a major factor in the Richardson company's decision.

MacKenzie is quick to point out Portage is still in the running for a canola plant, after signing a memorandum of understanding with Strategic Biodiesel United for a pre-engineering study. He adds the City will increase its efforts to complete that deal.

It's also been announced Louis Dreyfus Canada will construct another canola crushing plant in Yorkton. It's valued at 90 million dollars.