ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
February 2023 Issue – See All
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.
Food not feed
What we know about the strange “ban” on Lambda-cyhalothrin insecticide.
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.
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.
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.
No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes
The 2022 CAAR Conference Session - the Emerging Energy Crisis with Dan McTeague, Canadians for Affordable Energy, is available for Members to view.
This month, send your staff to get their 3-year Safety Officer certification or re-certification at a comprehensive one-day Virtual NTSP training session.
The April 2022 CAAR Communicator is now also available online in case you missed the print version.
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development have communicated that no variance will be issued this year -- nitrogen and phosphorus cannot be applied before April 11, 2022.
The Safety & the Farmer course is now hosted by Fertilizer Canada as of October 1, 2021. You can access the course through this link to renew or obtain your TDG certification.
The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is looking to host an Online - Nurse Tank Safety Training (NTSP) course if there is sufficient demand.
CAAR Seeking Member Feedback on AAFC Discussion Document on Reducing Emissions from Fertilizer Application
As noted in the previous issue of CAAR Network, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released its discussion document: Reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada’s agriculture sector. The discussion document progresses the next steps of the December 2020, Government of Canada Strengthened Climate Plan, “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy.”