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February 2023 Issue – See All

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.

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.

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?

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No Concerns with New Pesticides & Ag Plastic in Québec Changes

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.

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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7 - In a seller’s market, job candidates may try to interview the company for job fit. See the seven questions you could be asked. See Page 12.

10 - Meet your 2022-23 CAAR Board of Directors. See Page 26.

12 - This is the percentage of surveyed Canadian farmers who indicated they would reduce planting next season owing to high fertilizer costs. See Page 13.

69 - As the fifth-largest source of GHG emissions per the Canada Energy Regulator, the ag sector is responsible for 69 megatonnes of it. See Page 17.

77 - Even though this was an improvement from the previous week, this was the percentage of grain hopper cars delivered by CP Rail during the season’s Week 7. See Page 5.

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