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Overview of the Canada Grains Council Roundtable

National meeting keeps the ball rolling on grain industry-specific subjects that affect the Canadian grain supply chain and economy.

Health Canada says gene-edited crops are safe

A look at the science of agriculture, genetics, and gene-editing, and how Health Canada continues its evolution, bringing Canada more in line with its global trading partners. .

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Building a brand for knowledgeable advice and protection, agrologists help provide a solution.

CAAR News August 2022

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Feds Want Your Help to Resolve the Canadian Ag Labour Shortage

New National Agricultural Labour Strategy is looking for solutions to Canadian workforce challenges, shortages and retention. It’s your chance to provide an answer for a national conundrum.

Will Canada have a bigger role in global fertilizer supply?

As global fertilizer supply tightens, countries look to Canada to help fill the void.

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3 - A three-person panel discussed the MRL challenges, changes and government actions during CAAR’s 2022 conference. This article provides an overview of the discussion between stakeholders Gord Kurbis of the Canada Grain Council, Teri Stewart of CropLife Canada, and ADM Manon Bombardier of the PMRA.

5 - The number of suggestions from HR guru Derek Rolstone of Stone HR Strategies, on how your agri-retail company can ensure employee retention coming out of the pandemic.

11 - The number of Canadians dying every day by suicide. The Honourable Mike Lake MP provides his views on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed within the farm sectors and agri-retail workplace.

23 - The pesticide and fertilizer jug size (23L) that the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba state that agri-retailers must now collect after customer use for proper disposal by Cleanfarms.

42 - A percentage of ag businesses that have reported normal sales—a peek inside the disruptive presence of Covid-19 on the Canadian economy.

384 - This is the percentage increase NH3 fertilizer saw over a 15-month span. Josh Linville of StoneX Financial provides a detailed analysis of the global factors that drove the price of nitrogen fertilizers through the proverbial roof

30,000,000 - This number reflects tonnage of Canadian crop production lost in 2021 over the previous year due to drought, heavy rains, etc. For the western economy, this resulted in a loss of ~$11.5-billion.

 

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