The Communicator

February 2023 Issue – See All

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.

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.

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?


No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

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.

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.

Member Login

CAAR is now accepting applications for two positions: 

  • Manager, Membership Value and Development
  • Manager, Marketing & Communications

Cleanfarms Collecting Unwanted Old Ag Pesticides this Fall

Cleanfarms will be collecting unwanted, old agriculture pesticides this Fall in six regions: British Columbia/Alberta Peace River Region; Northern Alberta; Manitoba; Ontario and Newfoundland

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will be holding a technical workshop on its recently released fertilizer emissions reduction target.

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Fertilizer Canada and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) are hosting a virtual (via zoom) multi-session Sustainable Hydrogen & Ammonia Forum over four dates in September

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CAAR is pleased to congratulate and welcome newly appointed Nutrien President and CEO Ken Seitz.

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The 2023 CAAR Conference and Tradeshow will be hosted at the Westin Edmonton in Alberta February 6 to 8, 2023. One of CAAR’s greatest membership advantages is bringing CAAR members together, and we will finally be able to gather together in person.

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Employee benefits, employee insurance, managing HR are all complicated tasks.  Group Benefits Consulting of Canada is your one-stop shop for employee benefit plans and consulting, insurance products and business solutions to help your operation run smoothly and efficiently. Humaniqa is a comprehensive tool that specifically supports small to medium organizations in managing their HR.