The Communicator

October 2023 Issue – See All

Innovation drives improved sustainability

A comparison of Canadian versus European approaches. Canadian agriculture has embraced innovative technologies and products, something that has been achieved through an efficient regulatory framework and widespread adoption.

Great expectations

Canadian predictions for corn, soybeans, and wheat and the dickens of a time it may have as it plays out against the complex machinations of a global background.

Moving Canada’s grain

CN and CPKC railroads detail their plans to provide Canada’s agricultural communities with the best possible service. But a port strike and continued episodes of wet weather can derail those plans.


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CN to modernize 60 more locomotives

Working with Wabtec, the program will improve the fuel efficiency and performance of the railroad’s fleet.

Investing in the future of Canadian ag exports – disrupt logistics

In the August 2023 CAAR Communicator, I rambled at length on the dock worker strike disrupting British Columbia ports and essentially shutting down a significant volume of Canadian exports to Asia.

Bee-cause they can

Company uses bees to apply, on demand, fungicide to plants.

Agriculture commodity markets in 2023 and beyond

A primer on navigating the complex terrain of agriculture commodity markets. Learn how to balance leadership and personal relationships while navigating management in various situations.

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Important clarifications on the CSA B620-09 requirements for hose assembly marking, inspection and testing are outlined below.

Syngenta Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Visivio™ seed treatment, a new Seedcare™ solution offering canola growers enhanced early-season protection against flea beetle feeding and seed- and soil-borne diseases.

CAAR recently became aware of concerning changes to the 2014 versions of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) codes – B620-14 and B622-14 – that govern anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks.

Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency, recently announced a full review of all the regulations administered by the Agency.

FarmLink Marketing Solutions has welcomed Neil Townsend as a new Senior Market Analyst. He will be joining FarmLink's research team in June to serve the company's expanding client base.

Canada produces some of the safest, highest-quality food in the world, and now we have a day dedicated to recognizing agriculture and those who work so hard to take it from farm to table.

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