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The Communicator

February 2023 Issue – See All

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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CAAR News

No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

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.

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.

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Fertilizer Canada invites you to register for the 16th annual Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum (CFPF).   

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Do you know an Agronomist who consistently exceeds expectations through dedication to their field and their agronomic knowledge?  Nominate your Agronomist for the Agronomist of the Year Award.

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CAAR is pleased to congratulate Marcus Construction on the additions of two family members to the ownership team.

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Earlier this year Fertilizer Canada applied for an Hours of Service exemption permit in Manitoba for carriers transporting anhydrous ammonia intra-provincially, with the same terms as the federal exemption permit that FC has held since 2011. 

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced the date for its final workshop on Nitrogen Fertilizer Emissions Reduction Target: October 14 from 1pm to 4pm ET.

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As previously announced, the 2023 CAAR Conference and Tradeshow will be hosted at the Westin Edmonton in Alberta February 7 to 9, 2023. It will be great to meet in person and see one another again.