20 Mar

COVID-19 & Business Interruption Insurance: A Brief Q&A


Got questions about how the current COVID-19 pandemic relates to your commercial insurance? Thanks to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, we’ve got some of the answers to the most pressing questions Canadian business owners are facing.

18 Mar

Tractor Safety Precautions for Agriculture Workers


Tractor accidents are one of the main cause of farming deaths. Losing control of the equipment can result in the operator or bystanders being run over and crushed.

05 Mar

Canada's Classes of Cannabis


Amendments to the Cannabis Act that came into effect Oct. 17 introduced three new classes of cannabis available for public sale. Per the regulations, license holders need to give Health Canada a 60-day notice before selling.

04 Mar

4 Hazards for Grain Handling Facility Operators


Any industry that involves moving and storing grains is at risk for experiencing explosions, fires, entrapment, flammable liquid/gas leaks or chemical spills. As an employer, you probably know that these hazards exist and that they happen every day across the country, destroying facilities and harming workers.

03 Mar

11 Ways to Reduce Risk of Injuries from Grain Augers


Though grain augers have made farming tasks much easier, they are one of the main causes of injury and death in agribusiness.

23 Oct

5 Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


Pest management is often reduced to one of two general approaches: applying pesticides at scheduled times throughout the year, regardless of an existent pest problem, or retaliating with a heavy volume of synthetic pesticides after a problem has been discovered. Unfortunately, both of these practises involve a heavy concentration of pesticides and may not be as effective as believed.

10 Oct

What To Do for Crop Insurance Claim Reporting


Any time you have crop damage that will adversely affect your yield or the value of your crop, you may be eligible to file a claim. The loss adjuster will determine whether your yield falls below the yield guarantee listed in your crop insurance policy, whether it is a revenue guarantee policy like crop revenue coverage (CRC) or a traditional yield protection policy.

10 Oct

Direct Marketing and Product Liability for Farmers


Direct marketing is an efficient way for farmers to interact with consumers and capture the full value of their harvests without depending on an intermediary. Examples of direct marketing opportunities include farmers markets, roadside stands, pick-your-own, agricultural tourism and direct sales to restaurants and stores.

10 Oct

How Managing Agriculture Safety Can Save You Money


As an agribusiness, how many on-the-job accidents did you have last year? If you want to spend less on injury costs, you need to do more than just control spending or stop a few accidents—and we can help.

30 Sep

The Cannabis Act and How Employers Should Respond


The legalization of marijuana for recreational (non-medical) purposes across Canada not only affects the general public, but it also has a sweeping influence on how employers manage their workforce. As such, it’s crucial that employers adopt clear policies on the use of drugs and alcohol to prevent workplace accidents, increases in sick claims and decreases in employee productivity.

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