The Communicator

August 2023 Issue – See All

How green are rail customers?

Rail transport is quick and easy, but CN’s new tool tells you how to calculate its GHG emissions.

The pros and cons of transporting

A look at the four primary modes of transportation—their pluses and minuses.

Bills, bills, bills

A look at recent Canadian bills and their effect on the ag industry.

The Benefits of Flexible Work

Embracing flexibility in the agricultural retail industry will create a better work environment.

Canada dry—and not the good kind

A not-so-refreshing look at the drought conditions affecting most Canadian farming sectors.

Acting locally, thinking globally

The strike affecting BC ports could have global ramifications.

Breeding better cows to reduce GHG emissions

A new project to breed low-methane burping cows will reduce GHG emissions without affecting milk production.

BC port strike. Does anyone truly benefit in the long run?

As of July 1, 2023, more than 7,000 port workers across British Columbia went on strike.

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CAAR Perk$ Profile for LeftField Commodity Research

CAAR is pleased to place the CAAR Perk$ Partner spotlight on LeftField Commodity Research who are eager to assist agri-retailers in providing added value to their customers and to strengthen relationships between ag retailers and their clients.

Nitrogen stabilizers - an ally in the fight against volatilization

Nitrogen stabilizers are a great ally in the fight against volatilization and spring weather. It’s a fact that helps explain why we’re seeing more growers gravitate toward solutions like ANVOL™: an easy-to-handle nitrogen stabilizer from Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) that is proven to extend protection, increase efficiency and boost overall yield potential. (Sponsored Content.)

Cleanfarms Collecting Unwanted Old Ag Pesticides this Fall

Cleanfarms is collecting unused farm meds and pesticides in Canada this fall, heading to four regions for a green cleanup, helping farmers offload unused products.

Young farmer mentorship program introduced for wheat growers

In mid-August, the Wheat Growers Association (WG) launched a young farmer mentorship program to encourage young farmers to get informed and involved with agriculture policy.

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Canada embraces Leading Harvest's Farmland Management Standard. Leading Harvest brings its Farmland Management Standard to Canada, aiming to set a universal agriculture sustainability standard.

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Fertilizer Canada recently announced that Lindsay Kaspick from Koch Fertilizer Canada has been appointed Chair of Fertilizer Canada’s Board of Directors for a two-years.

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The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued a statement about the US-Mexico corn dispute on Friday, August 25, 2023.