ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
The CAAR Communicator
The UK and EU have issues with its organic farming that threaten to eat itself. Who’s to blame and why? European standards are driving reductions in residue limits which will have major impacts on Canadian farming, so it is important to understand what is going on in Europe.
New study shows how advanced technology farming can provide environmental and financial benefits.
2 - The number of key ways employers can better motivate employees.
4 - This is the average percent increase in crop production gained by farmers that use
precision agriculture technology.
6.9 - The billion-dollar amount of revenues in the Canadian organic market.
12 - As in the number of grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule, the expected amount of greenhouse gas reduction by 2030 via Canada’s upcoming Clean Fuel Standard.
34,318 - The total ascent distance—in metres—CAAR Board member Blaine Cochrane has achieved while mountain climbing around the world. That is “ascent” only. He still had to climb down.
42,000,000 - The amount of money the Government of Canada recently invested in the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, raising concerns that the regulatory process has become politicalized.
65,472,516,904 - Total operating costs for all Canadian farms in 2019.
Despite being the trendy buzzword in agriculture, agroecology is defined differently by country and organization. Even Canada has multiple visions.
An announcement by the Government of Canada of a delay in changing glyphosate MRLs and its new financial investment in PMRA has the agricultural community worried of a new slippery slope—politics.
Lack of recognition is one of the major reasons why employees quit. Employee recognition may become even more critical with the rise of teleworking.
The CAAR Board of Directors, Committees and Staff thank all CAAR Members for supporting the association.
As a member-driven and a not-for-profit association representing Canada’s ag retailers, every member makes a difference and strengthens the voice of CAAR.
For over 40 years the Canadian agribusiness community has looked to AGRIWEEK for reliable information about developments and trends in this exciting and vital industry.
CAAR members can now receive complimentary access to the latest issue of their newsletter.
Every year for the past 32 years, Cleanfarms calculates the rolling three-year average recycling rate of agricultural pesticide and fertilizer containers that are 23L and smaller.
The great news is that the 2020 recycling calculated rate shows another major surge in recycling these containers in 2020 at 76% compared to 71% in 2019. This sets an all-time record for recycling empty ag plastic jugs in Canada.
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