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July Issue – See All

2018 CAAR Conference

It is never too early to start planning your attendance at the agri-retail event of the year – the 2018 CAAR Conference.

How I Learned to Fly a Drone

Ag Drone School demonstrates how this rapidly-growing technology applies to agriculture.

Stay Tuned for Your Local Weather

Weather stations provide retailers with highly localized data to help decision-making.

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!

Honouring Environmental Respect

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

Calculating Sustainability

Retailers and producers need to work with industry stakeholders to reap the benefits of the Canadian Field Print Calculator.

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Case IH has developed an advanced auto guidance feature called AccuTurn, which automatically controls the tractor's headland turn process.

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 final two stages of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will come into effect on July 1, 2017. This will end the transitional period of July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2017 and introduces the private right of action.

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.

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.