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The CAAR Communicator

October Issue – See All

Employee Recognition: The why, how and importance!

Lack of recognition is one of the major reasons why employees quit. Employee recognition may become even more critical with the rise of teleworking.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Blaine Cochrane

CAAR Communicator chatted with Blaine Cochrane, Sales Manager with Shur-Gro Farm Services in Brandon, Manitoba to learn about the person and career, his leadership within the ag retail sector, and why he decided to become a part of the CAAR Board team. Oh, and something about mountains.

How European Farming Influences Canadian Farmers – whether they like it or not

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.

It is Time to Stop the Fear Mongering

Growing with marketing campaigns of agriculture food products in Canada and internationally is the increased utilization of fear as a marketing weapon. Statements of non-GMO, grass fed only, organic and antibiotic-free create doubt and fear in the minds of the consumer. Are the products I purchase and consume less nutritious or harmful to our families?

By The Numbers

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.

CAAR Communicator: Alarm Bells are Ringing

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.

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Train new employees, or give your entire staff a refresher on safe and certified agri-retail practices, with CAAR’s live training programs.

In response to speculation and stakeholder inquiries, Bayer has publicly disclosed the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto.

Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba (AITC-M) is excited to give students and teachers the opportunity to experience this year’s Amazing Agriculture Adventure in Brandon, June 7th and 8th.

At the midway point of Growing Forward 2, federal, provincial and territorial governments are reaching out to the public for input to help develop the next framework.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have made a new tool available for first responders faced with incidents involving flammable liquids.

Ammonia Code of Practice certification is verified by third-party audit every two years, but Fertilizer Canada has launched a program that certifies compliance to the code between audits.

Richardson International Limited has nearly doubled the storage and receiving capacity of its export terminal in North Vancouver following the successful completion of a $140-million expansion project.