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February Issue – See All

Catching Up

Wet, drawn-out harvest season creates challenges for the spring.

Prepare Now for a Safe Spring

Ensure your operation is ready to manage the demands of the new season.

Ten Presenters. Two Minutes Each. One Wild Ride.

There is lots to do and see at the conference, but the Innovation Showdown is an experience you won’t want to miss out on. Ten presenters have two minutes each to wow the audience with an original and exciting presentation.

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.

2016: CAAR’s Year in Review

We look back on CAAR’s accomplishments and successes throughout the past year, focusing on your association’s advocacy efforts, industry involvement, partnerships and more.

Putting Safety First

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

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Levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions, however the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook while it still remains moderate to major across the province, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.

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.