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February Issue – See All

CAAR's Evolving Role

CAAR board and staff members reflect on CAAR’s evolving role in the industry.

Achieve 4R Designation at the CAAR Conference

This pre-conference session is a unique opportunity for CCAs and agronomists to become designated in the company of their peers.

Turning the Spotlight onto CAAR

As I’ve often heard said in our industry; it’s not enough to do a good job, you have to be seen doing a good job for it to really count. As a member-based association and advocate for the agri-retail sector, it’s part of CAAR’s role to share the news and stories of the good work being done by our members.

Stop. Think. Act.

Building a behaviour-based culture of safety.

Celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day at the Icebreaker Cocktail Reception

Once again, the CAAR Conference coincides with Canada’s Agriculture Day, created last year by Agriculture More Than Ever to highlight the ag industry and strengthen connections between consumers and the food production chain. Join us at the Icebreaker Cocktail Reception to kick off the conference and raise a glass to celebrate agriculture in Canada – and we have a lot to celebrate!

CAAR’s 2018 Year in Preview

Developing a comprehensive strategy for the future of CAAR.

With a new year comes new opportunities for CAAR to better serve its membership, craft solutions to industry challenges and reach new stakeholders across the agri-retail industry. To accomplish that goal, CAAR is calling on all members to submit their feedback, priorities and ideas to shape the association’s focus in 2018.

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On behalf of Garth Whyte, President & CEO of Fertilizer Canada

Effective December 31, 2015 Fertilizer Canada’s Agricultural Ammonium Nitrate Code of Practice is in full force. The press release issued January 4, 2016 can be found here.

A agricultural research station in Thunder Bay, Ontario has been given more time to come up with a long-term operating plan.

CAAR's Annual General Meeting will take place Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at TCU Place, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST. This meeting is open to all retailer members of CAAR (primary locations only).

CAAR's SGI permit of approval to Saskatchewan anhydrous ammonia or fertilizer distributors to tow applicator tanks or fertilizer spreaders has been updated for 2016.

The staff of CAAR would like to wish all of its members and their families a happy, healthy, prosperous and productive holiday season.

Please note that the CAAR offices will be closed for the holiday break starting Thursday, December 24, 2015 and re-opening for the new year on Monday, January 4, 2016.

- The CAAR Staff

Vive Crop Protection has announced a partnership with Arysta LifeScience to bring to market high-performance crop protection technology combined with key active ingredients.

The Alberta government's controversial farm safety Bill passed on December 10th. The government will now begin to consult with farmers and industry groups to determine how the occupational health and safety regulations will be implemented.