ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
It is never too early to start planning your attendance at the agri-retail event of the year – the 2018 CAAR Conference.
Ag Drone School demonstrates how this rapidly-growing technology applies to agriculture.
Weather stations provide retailers with highly localized data to help decision-making.
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!
The annual Environmental Respect wards recognize agri-retailers for their environmental stewardship.
Retailers and producers need to work with industry stakeholders to reap the benefits of the Canadian Field Print Calculator.
Beginning June 1, 2017, nurse tanks will require placards identifying that it is carrying ammonia (UN 1005) on all four sides in a way that complies with Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations. The two equivalency certificates that formerly allowed placards on the two long sides of a nurse tank (SH 6171 - Ren. 9, and SH 10006 - Ren. 5) will be discontinued on May 31, 2017.
The Ultimate Yield Management Institute (UYMI) announced on May 3rd that AGRI-TREND, a division of Trimble Navigation, will be joining them to further practical field research for the benefit of producers.
Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba's flagship program, Amazing Agriculture Adventure (AAA), is looking for volunteers. This year's AAA takes place on June 6th and 7th at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB.
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.