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.
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.
No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes
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.
Food not feed
What we know about the strange “ban” on Lambda-cyhalothrin insecticide.
A special meeting for all of the Members of the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (the “Corporation”) will be held immediately following the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (CST) at TCU Place, 35-22nd Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for the following purposes:
The Communicator – CAAR’s flagship publication of news and perspectives from Canada’s agri-retail industry – has a brand new look and format, and will be hitting mailboxes this week.
Users can access pesticide labels from their electronic device
Health Canada has launched a new mobile app that allows users to access pesticide labels that have been registered for use in Canada.
CAAR, and sister association the Canadian Seed Growers Association (CSGA) are pleased to announce the launch of our latest project: The Investing in Certified Seed eLearning Program.
So you missed your chance to register online for the CAAR Conference. You’re not out of luck!
Health Canada announced earlier this week that they will stop granting conditional pesticide registrations, in a move towards transparency in their regulatory decisions.
When you bring your staff to the CAAR Conference, you’re gaining more than a team building getaway that strengthens your ability to work together.