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Proactive Action

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops is actively working toward a more sustainable agriculture industry.

Retailer of the Year: Top Gro Agro Ltd.

In only six short years, Top Gro Agro Ltd. has made a lasting impact on the small Alberta hamlet of Mallaig. That impact was recognized at the 10th annual CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet when Chris Schuh, the manager at Top Gro Agro, accepted the Retailer of the Year award on behalf of the company.

Reducing the Risk

CAAR is working with industry leaders to create a policy for navigating MRLs in Canada.

Staying Sane in Spring

In part three of our five-part series, we examine how The agre¯ Solution keeps retailers on top of inventory and orders when workloads pick up in the spring.

Chairman's Award: David Thompson

He began his career with a stint in the department of agriculture in P.E.I., but quickly moved on to private industry where his career took off in crop protection, sales, marketing and providing technical support to producers in the Maritime provinces, Quebec and Maine.

4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer: AGRIS Co-operative Ltd.

Nutrient Stewardship is such a fundamental part of the business practices of AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. that AGRIS’s board of directors crafted and adopted a four-point stewardship pledge to strengthen the company’s commitment to using sustainable nutrient practices.

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Richardson Pioneer revealed a brand new agronomy platform called CropMatrix on April 25.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a report on glyphosate residues in food last week. In 2015 and 2016, the CFIA tested for glyphosate residues in 3,188 samples of food, all bought from grocery stores across the country.

A 2014-2015 survey has indicated that the narrow-leaved hawk’s beard has spread outside its traditional hotspots in northwest Saskatchewan and along the Alberta border.

With the heavy rains experienced across the prairies, manufacturers are now adapting to the new demand for implements that can handle wet prairie conditions.

The Canola Council of Canada announced on April 18 that Jim Everson has been selected as the next Canola Council of Canada President.

CAAR attended the annual Fertilizer Canada Parliamentary Forum in Ottawa, April 10-12, in support of fertilizer awareness. Fertilizer Canada received a highly positive response to meeting requests, with upwards of 50 meetings confirmed with parliamentarians on April 11.

CAAR and Fertilizer Canada have been working intensively with two working groups under the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B620 Technical Committee, seeking resolution to changes in the 2014 B620 and B622 standards for construction of new anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks, and increased frequency of pressure testing and visual inspection for nurse tanks.