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December Issue – See All

Investing in Employee Knowledge

Training opportunities lead to long-term benefits for agri-retailers and staff.

Heroes in the Field

These heroes may not wear capes, but some of them have wings.

The Innovation Showdown

The breakout star of the 2017 CAAR Conference is back!

Explore Saskatoon

Nestled in the heart of the Prairies, Saskatoon is bursting with energy and activities.

First-Hand Value for Agri-Retailers

Agri-retailers reap benefits by staying on top of changing fertilizer regulations.

A Recipe for Success

The ingredients are in place for the 2018 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, Sask. All that’s needed to complete the mix is you and your colleagues. The upcoming CAAR Conference will offer a unique blend of opportunities to learn something new, grow your business and expand your network. Take some time from your busy schedule to come and join us in Saskatoon!

Breaking Barriers to Safety

Industry experts offer solutions for implementing safe workplace practices on the farm.

Standing Up to Tax Hikes

In this two-part Perspectives article, we spoke to two members of the Manitobans Against Carbon Taxes Coalition about how they believe a carbon tax will hurt the agriculture sector and the economy.

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CAAR has responded with concern regarding the proposed amendments brought forward by Fertilizer Canada to the Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice. A summary of CAAR’s submission outlining its recommendations and provided to Fertilizer Canada on October 1, 2015, is available here.

Glyphosate-resistant kochia is still relatively rare in Manitoba, but the province’s weed specialist has stated that farmers can’t afford to become complacent, The Manitoba Co-operator reports.

Grain Farmers of Ontario officials have asked for a temporary stay of the new provincial government regulations regarding neonicotinoid treated seeds.

After a dry early season, persistently poor weather has hit Saskatoon and Alberta. According to The Western Producer, frustrated farmers are reporting approximately 40% of total Western acreage that has yet to be harvested, and a poor chance that their cereals will qualify for top grades.

CAAR President and CEO, Delaney Ross Burtnack, was recently interviewed by Real Agriculture on the details and upcoming developments of the Operation Ag Careers program.

Syngenta recently revealed some of what is in the works from their trait and chemistry departments to investors, stakeholders and journalists during Syngenta R&D Day in Stein, Switzerland.

Robert Whitelaw, longtime CAAR member and advocate of the agri-retail industry, was recognized for his contributions to The Canadian Red Cross Strength and Spirit Campaign at a celebratory powwow in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation.