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The Communicator

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.

CAAR News

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?

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.

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.

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.

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CAAR Membership Renewals Due Mid-July

Did you forget to renew your membership?  By now, you should have received your membership renewal information for the 2022-23 year, and hopefully your membership invoice has been made. Summer is a busy time, if you forgot, there is still time to renew your membership.   With several advocacy issues ongoing to protect the industry, renewing your CAAR Membership is more important than ever.  

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According to US Bank CoBank the effects from the pandemic and Ukraine war continue to reverberate through the global economy, but the bank also suggests that transportation costs are starting to come down – providing a glimmer of hope.

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The Fertilizer Canada Presentation Food for thought: What’s Driving Fertilizer Prices is now available to view.

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If your business accepted Visa and/or Mastercard credit cards as payment at any point since March 23, 2001, it could be eligible to receive a portion of a multi-million dollar settlement in a class action lawsuit against Visa and Mastercard for restricting merchants’ ability to surcharge or refuse higher cost (“premium”) credit cards.

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AAFC is developing a sector-specific strategy to address chronic labour shortages in farming and food processing and your input is required.

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AAFC has announced that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is extending the suspension of minimum advertising requirements for all positions in the primary agriculture sector by a year, until June 30, 2023.

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The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) was established to help small and medium sized enterprises (SME) boost their online presence and digitize how they run their businesses behind the scenes.