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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.

CAAR News

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.

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?

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.

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Dig into the dirt with Nutrien

Dig into The Dirt, an eKonomics PodKast, this week exploring severe weather's impact on the market this summer. (Sponsored Content)

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Don’t miss your chance to confirm your membership to the association that fights for your rights and provides the support you need.

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CAAR AGM will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 am. CAAR is now accepting nominations from members in good standing for its 2022-23 Board of Directors. The slate of directors will be presented during the AGM. Deadline is June 12 at midnight.

Dig into the dirt with Nutrien

Dig into The Dirt, an eKonomics PodKast. (Sponsored Content)

Upgrading the fertilizer blending process

In the retail agriculture business, being able to provide services in the exact window farmers need is essential. Planting season for a given crop only happens once a year, so retailers must have all their equipment fully prepared when it’s time to go. (Sponsored Content)