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February 2023 Issue – See All

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.

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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No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

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.

Food not feed

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

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.

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Congratulations to Olds College Student Alice Hehlis & Opportunities Ahead

Congratulations to Olds College Student Alice Hehli on winning the $1,000 CAAR Scholarship Award!

CAAR advocates agriculture needs with PMRA

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has begun the Value Assessment & Re-evaluation Management Directorate second round of input sessions regarding the process of modernizing its post-market pesticides program.

U of Manitoba CAAR Agronomy Award Winner Announced

CAAR annually presents an Agronomy Award of $1,000 to a deserving agriculture student at the University of Manitoba.  

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Farm success depends on a variety of factors. From weather to nutrient management, managing the endless stream of information out there can be challenging, but that’s where eKonomics can help. (Sponsored Content)

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Are you trying to reach Canada’s Agri-Retailers? The 2023 CAAR Conference and Tradeshow will be hosted at the Westin Edmonton in Alberta February 6 to 8, 2023.

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The CAAR Perk$ program offers CAAR members exclusive access to discounted products and services that can save your company hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. From affordable health benefits to HR Services, the CAAR Perk$ program is a great opportunity to benefit from the services you use every day!

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Thursday, October 13, 2022 CAAR encourages members to celebrate Global Fertilizer Day.  Start your preparations now, to participate in this important day.