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February Issue – See All

Solutions for Spring

In the second part of our five-part series, we look at how The agre¯ Solution assists retailers during the busy spring months.

Putting Safety First

Agri-retailers play an important role in Canadian Agricultural Safety Week.

Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day

Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on Feb. 16, 2017 with friends, colleagues and CAAR! The first of its kind, this unique day was created by Agriculture More Than Ever and will coincide with the 2017 CAAR Conference.

Advocating for Regional Issues

Strong relationships between industry and government benefit agri-retailers.

Into the Unknown

How the federal government’s carbon pricing plan may impact the ag industry.

CAAR’s Year in Preview

A sneak peek of what to expect from CAAR in 2017, including expanded advocacy, member outreach and services.

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MB Member feedback needed for upcoming meeting with Manitoba Sustainable Development.

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced that the federal and provincial governments are investing $25,000 to expand and create new opportunities for young Manitobans to learn about agriculture and food.

Syngenta Canada Inc. introduced Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait technology to its soybean varieties in early March.

The new series will be posted on a weekly basis throughout the month of March and has been developed by Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) Ag Economics team.

CAAR participated in the second Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) Steering Committee meeting in Winnipeg, MB on January 24, 2017. This steering committee was established in late 2015 by the Canada Grains Council to develop a national policy across all commodity value chains to make recommendations on the use of various pesticides.

CAAR has been actively working with retailer members and Fertilizer Canada seeking a resolution to the concerns brought forward to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Transport Canada regarding changes published in the 2014 version of the B620 and B622 standards.

Transport Canada is reviewing the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations under Part 6: Training, seeking to modernize and standardize TDG training with the goal of strengthening training requirements and enhancing the safe transport of dangerous goods.