The Communicator

July Issue – See All

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!

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.

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.

Honouring Environmental Respect

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

How I Learned to Fly a Drone

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

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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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.

The two Equivalency Certificates SH 10006 - Ren 5 and SH6171 - Ren 9, which allow placards on only the two long sides of a nurse tank, will expire on May 31, 2017.

Keep an eye out for the April Communicator – coming your way this week!