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February 2023 Issue – See All

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.

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.

CAAR News

No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

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.

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?

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J. R. Simplot acquires G-Mac Ag Team

Saskatchewan based G-Mac’s AgTeam with its 15 retail locations has been acquired by J.R. Simplot, an agribusiness whose head office is in Boise, ID, USA. 

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In case you missed the member alert last week, CAAR advises all Manitoba members and producers that there is no provincial variance in effect. Nutrients cannot be applied on or after November 10, 2022, due to expectation of snow cover, frozen soils and below freezing temperatures.

Cleanfarms Collecting Unwanted Old Ag Pesticides this Fall

In June 2022, Quebec’s Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques passed the Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises.

CAAR Perk$ Profile for Western Financial Group

CAAR is celebrating the CAAR Perk$ program with Western Financial Group, a Manitoba-based company, with a holistic approach to insurance and a commitment to efficient and cost-effective services. Through the CAAR Perk$ program, CAAR members have access to Western Financial Group’s specialized insurance program for crop input dealers and custom applicators.

Will You Be a Donor or Bidder or both for the Pro-Ag Investments auction?

The 2023 CAAR’s Pro-Ag Investments Auction will be online again this year,  held during the CAAR Conference (Feb 7 to 9, 2023).  You can support your association’s advocacy efforts by taking part as a donor or bidder – or both!

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Do you have a team member you want to recognize that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship? This award is sponsored by Fertilizer Canada.

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The 16th annual Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum (CFPF) hosted by Fertilizer Canada held its first session October 26, the next session will be held November 2.