ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
February 2023 Issue – See All
Food not feed
What we know about the strange “ban” on Lambda-cyhalothrin insecticide.
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?
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.
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.
No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes
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.
Farms in Western Canada saw a drop in fungicide use this year, according to a survey by Stratus Ag Research.
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the agriculture sector were treated to a demonstration of Operation Ag Careers yesterday at Amazing Agriculture Adventures, an event co-hosted by CAAR and Ag in the Classroom Manitoba.
Agribusiness leader Monsanto has abandoned their pursuit of Swiss rival Syngenta AG, after the latter’s rejection of a $47 billion offer.
More and more companies are using Twitter for business – for market research, brand advocacy (and reputation management) as well as a resource for providing selected highlights from a conference or event.
The 2016 CAAR Conference invites you to discover your full potential as the trusted number one resource and critical conduit of information, goods, and service to your customers.
There are many benefits to a pre-harvest spray application and according to Danielle Eastman, Brand Manager, Western Herbicides and Clearfield at BASF Canada, there are two main reasons why it is important to apply a herbicide pre-harvest.