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The Communicator

July Issue – See All

Honouring Environmental Respect

The annual Environmental Respect wards recognize agri-retailers for their environmental stewardship.

Integrating Agronomy

In part four of our five-part series, The Communicator looks at how Blair’s Family of Companies is integrating The agrē Solution’s agronomy module into their operations.

Celebrating the Business of Agri-Retail

In this issue of The Communicator, we examine the business practices of Canada’s agri-retailers and the latest and greatest technology. Our team had a blast learning how this new technology can be implemented at the retail level – one of our writers even learned how to fly a drone!

Taking Farm Safety on the Road

A new tool for farm safety education will be rolling into communities across Alberta this fall.

The Value of Collaboration

CAAR partners with Fertilizer Canada to bring 4R Nutrient Stewardship to Manitoba.

Thank You

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 17 years since I was first introduced to CAAR. My first conferences are deeply etched in my memory as among the most fun and exciting events I have attended. Never had I been so comfortable or found immediate kinship with so many people. I felt at home.

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Syngenta has announced that it will no longer be selling or promoting their canola hybrids.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced a one-year commitment of up to $567,786 at Montague Consolidated School in Montague, PEI on June 9.

Statistics Canada released its third weekly report from the 2016 Census of Agriculture on May 31. The report, Seeding decisions harvest opportunities for Canadian farmers, looks at the variety of Canadian field crops, as well as the country’s increasing total crop field area.

The Government of Canada has recently launched two public consultation opportunities, encouraging Canadians to share their input on the development of A Food Policy for Canada, and the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Producers in southern Alberta who grow cereals and winter wheat are being advised to watch out for wheat streak mosaic virus in their crops.

Announcement to the Members of CAAR

Dear CAAR Members,
Last week, CAAR’s President and CEO, Delaney Ross Burtnack, advised the board of directors that she is resigning from the association effective July 21, 2017.

2017–2018 Membership Renewal

It’s that time of year once again – CAAR members are in the process of receiving their membership renewal information. CAAR is encouraging all members to renew their CAAR membership for the 2017-2018 year!