ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
February 2023 Issue – See All
Food not feed
What we know about the strange “ban” on Lambda-cyhalothrin insecticide.
Canadian ag labour resolution may have a flaw
The interim report developed for the National Workforce Strategic Framework for Agriculture and Food & Beverage Manufacturing is a thing of beauty. But something integral to its success is missing.
By The Numbers
2.9 That’s how many billions of dollars Canada’s ag industry lost because it lacked the necessary labour, according to a 2020 survey. See Page 18.
3 The number of quick and easy ways to get your new hire interested in your work-related health and safety. See Page 12.
7 The Royal Bank of Canada says that there are seven things our country can do to turn it into a global leader in agriculture innovation and technology, while also reducing our ag greenhouse gas emissions. See Page 26.
30 The required amount of metric tonnes of GHG emissions Canada needs to annually reduce by 2030. One way to eat at that number is to use more grain oils as vehicle fuel. See Page 14.
100 That’s the percentage of effort CAAR Scholarship Award winner Alice Hehli said she will be able to put into her school work now, no longer having to worry about finances. See Page 36.
449.8 This is the molecular weight of Lambda-cyhalothrin, a compound that was used as the main ingredient in highly effective brands of insecticide. Banned, but not banned in Canada, its loss affects our crops as well as our feed imports. See Page 8.
No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes
The Resiliency of Canadian Ag Production
It has been three long years since I last attended an indoor farm show. Yesterday, I travelled to Brandon, Manitoba for the opening day of 2023 Manitoba Ag Days.
The RBC transformative seven
With Canada having to reduce its GHG emissions, the ag industry needs more innovative technologies. So how do we do that?
Top 3 ways to engage employees in workplace health and safety
Make sure your employees understand the importance of health and safety with these tips.
Canadian farmers are on the front lines of climate change. They are already taking action to improve resilience and enhance profitability while reducing emissions, according to a recent report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
CAAR is pleased to share information on a high-value experience hosted by the ARA (Agricultural Retailers Association).
Sollio Agriculture recently announced that its new CRF AgriTech plant in St. Thomas, Ont. has received a $154,000 grant to accelerate production as part of the Bioenterprise Fertilizer Accelerating Solutions & Technology Challenge.
What’s it take to have the highest corn yield in the nation? For Health Cutrell, winner of the 2022 NCGA National Corn Yield Contest, the answer is a little bit of everything. (Sponsored Content)
Consultations on the new Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS) have begun, led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). Two virtual roundtables remain.
CAAR members can have a significant impact on farmers and the safety practices they follow. This week is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW).
CAAR is delighted to share that $57,250 was raised from the recent Pro-Ag Investment Auction.