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The 2017 CAAR Conference: Enhancing Expertise. Building Trust.

Nestled in the picturesque Canadian Rockies, the 2017 CAAR Conference hosted at the Fairmont Banff Springs offered an unforgettable experience for agri-retailers. The conference provided attendees with valuable opportunities to enhance their expertise and network with their peers over three days at the only national conference tailored to the business of agri-retail.

Advocacy Improves Your Bottom Line

CAAR is the only national advocate focused solely on agri-retail issues, but what does that mean for you?

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.

Reducing the Risk

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

Agronomist of the Year: Laurie Manshreck

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated agronomist than Laurie Manshreck, retail manager with Paterson Grain in Melita, Man. After nearly 30 years in the industry, Manshreck has lost no enthusiasm for her work and is just as invested in her customers today as she was on day one.

A Chance to Give Back

ADAMA Canada’s Thank-A-Retailer community contest recognized retailers for the positive contributions they make in their communities.

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After the successful and unforgettable 2017 CAAR Conference, we're already getting ready for next year's!

CAAR is excited to announce the launch of our new Refer a Retailer campaign! From now until Jan. 18, 2018, we invite you to refer non-member retailers to become CAAR members so they can experience the same great benefits of CAAR membership that you know and love.

CAAR members are represented by a strong, national voice dedicated to advocating on your behalf and making your voice heard on the issues and initiatives shaping the industry. The more members CAAR has, the stronger our voice becomes and the more value we will continue to offer.

As you know, Canada is a leader in providing high quality grains to markets around the world. But shipments containing even the smallest amount of unacceptable residue can lead to exports being rejected, causing millions of dollars in losses and putting future business with our export partners at risk. That’s why it is crucial for Canadian growers to follow best practices when using crop protection products — to protect their incomes, and the entire ag value chain.

With much of Manitoba receiving heavy snowfall in February and March and with spring upon us, many retailers and their customers are now thinking about the possibility of spring flooding. On March 24, Minister of Infrastructure Blaine Pedersen, issued the latest update on the province’s flood outlook. The level of flooding remains dependent on future weather conditions, and the risk of overland flooding has been slightly reduced since the last update in February. However, the risk still remains moderate to major across the province.

Register today for CAAR's Nurse Tank Safety Program (NTSP) safety training course covering the CSA B620 Safety Standard!

We'd like to congratulate the winners of the $50 VISA gift cards from the CAAR Conference Survey draw! Thank you to everyone who provided their valuable feedback on their CAAR Conference surveys - your feedback helps us create the best possible CAAR Conference experience for everyone.

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.