ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
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.
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?
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.
AAFC has sent an invitation to CAAR representatives to attend a town hall discussion as part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) industry consultation for the Fertilizer Emissions Reductions Target. The Town Hall will be Chaired by Assistant Deputy Minister Tom Rosser on April 12th.
CAAR is proud to support Canadian Ag Safety Week. Show your commitment to ag safety by participating in annual Canadian Ag Safety Week from March 13 to 19.
CAAR Member Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (Koch) and OCP have signed an agreement under which a Koch affiliate will acquire a 50% interest in Jorf Fertilizers Company III (JFC III) from OCP, the world’s largest phosphate mining and leading global fertilizer group. When closed, the transaction will establish a 50/50 joint venture.
CAAR supports the Manitoba government’s introduction of amendments to the Environment Act that would allow Health Canada approved pesticides to be used in low-risk areas including on private lawns.
CAAR welcomes LeftField Commodity Research as a CAAR Perk$ Partner. Leftfield is eager to assist agri-retailers in providing added value to their customers and to strengthen relationships between ag retailers and their clients.
Spring training is not just for baseball players, it's for ag retailers too! Get ready for a busy spring by registering your staff for the Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification course. This valuable training ensures employees who handle anhydrous ammonia are trained in its safe handling and certified to do so.
CAAR fights on your behalf for issues and regulations that impact your business. CAAR strives to bring your perspective - the perspective of ag retailers - to regulators before decisions are made, and CAAR works to ensure that the laws and guidelines they develop make sense for your business. But we need your input!