The agriculture sector is a key part of Canada’s economy, trade and food supply. A cybersecurity breach could be detrimental to agricultural operations, and should be taken seriously as technology continues to rapidly advance.
The following are attacks that have been seen as or are anticipated to be a high probability in the agriculture sector:
Animal handling can be a dangerous practice. Untrained or inexperienced individuals risk misreading a situation and approaching it incorrectly. Even experienced animal handlers risk becoming too comfortable and letting their guard down.
There are thousands of animal-related injuries each year, some of which result in death. The most common animal handling injuries include bites, being stepped on, knocked down, kicked, thrown while riding or pinned between the animal and a hard surface.
The following tips can help to keep you safe when handling animals:
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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.
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.
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.
Though grain augers have made farming tasks much easier, they are one of the main causes of injury and death in agribusiness.
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.
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.
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.