The Communicator

February 2023 Issue – See All

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.

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.

Food not feed

What we know about the strange “ban” on Lambda-cyhalothrin insecticide.

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?


No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

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.

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.

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Fertilizer Canada Renews Hours of Service Exemption Permit

Fertilizer Canada has held an exemption permit with Transport Canada since 2011, allowing federally-regulated carriers to access alternate operating cycles for hours of service requirements under the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations.

Bayer CropScience Update on Canadian Glyphosate Supply

Carmen Holding, Product Manager, Roundup, Corn & Soy Herbicides, Canada, Bayer Crop Science Canada, recently shared an update regarding Canadian Glyphosate Supply with CAAR members.

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Don’t forget your CAAR Conference registration provides you even more value by giving you the opportunity to rewatch most speaker sessions, and earn 9 CCA Professional Development Units until Monday, February 28. 

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Perhaps the most important presentation at the 2022 Virtual CAAR Conference; science and evidence-based data, timeliness, transparency, and importance of sharing explaining science in plain language were the key factors the MRL panel agreed upon at the conference.  

Thumnail for CAAR Communicator February 2022 Issue

The February 2022 CAAR Communicator arrived in mailboxes earlier this month and is now also available online.

CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction Raises more than $75,000

2022 Pro-Ag Investments Auction Success: $75,000+ raised. Proceeds from the auction directly support CAAR’s advocacy activities, support of industry initiatives, agricultural scholarships, upgrades to existing programs and services and the development of new ones.

Alberta Cleanfarms Empty Bag Collection

Cleanfarms is inviting Alberta retailers to register to become SPI Collection partners.