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February 2023 Issue – See All

Food not feed

What we know about the strange “ban” on Lambda-cyhalothrin insecticide.


No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

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.

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 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.

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.

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You should soon be receiving your February 2023 CAAR Communicator issue.  This issue is particularly important because it includes a 4-page spread with details about the 2023 CAAR Conference on February 6 to 8, 2023.  

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The Pro-Ag Investments Auction will be hosted online over three days from Feb. 6-9, 2023.  Whether attending the conference in person, or from your office or home, it is easy for you to bid on auction products online. 

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A well-planned grain system is essential to protect stored grain quality and promote efficiency. Here are ten key factors to consider when designing a new grain system. (Sponsored Content.)

New Pesticides meet Maximum Residues Limits

The Market Access Committee has released information about new pesticides in corn and soy that are to be launched for the 2023 crop season. The committee stated that is has no trade concerns with the use of five new corn pesticides and two new soy pesticides.

Prairie Certified Crop Advisors release Exam Tutorials

In addition to the recent launch of an Online Study Guide for both the International and Prairie Board CCA exams, the Prairie Certified Crop Advisor Board Exam Committee has put together a series of four online live tutorials for each study category.

FMC Canada Announces New Country Manager

Devron McLeod will leverage his sales and marketing experience in the agriculture industry to lead FMC in Canada

A snapshot of EPR obligations on ag plastics to help guide you in Quebec

As previously reported in CAAR Network, in June 2022, Quebec’s Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques implemented regulations regarding the recovery and reclamation of products by companies.  Cleanfarms has prepared a webpage to help decipher the information for those in the agriculture industry.