ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
Nutrient Stewardship is such a fundamental part of the business practices of AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. that AGRIS’s board of directors crafted and adopted a four-point stewardship pledge to strengthen the company’s commitment to using sustainable nutrient practices.
Nestled in the picturesque Canadian Rockies, the 2017 CAAR Conference hosted at the Fairmont Banff Springs offered an unforgettable experience for agri-retailers. The conference provided attendees with valuable opportunities to enhance their expertise and network with their peers over three days at the only national conference tailored to the business of agri-retail.
In part three of our five-part series, we examine how The agre¯ Solution keeps retailers on top of inventory and orders when workloads pick up in the spring.
He began his career with a stint in the department of agriculture in P.E.I., but quickly moved on to private industry where his career took off in crop protection, sales, marketing and providing technical support to producers in the Maritime provinces, Quebec and Maine.
The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops is actively working toward a more sustainable agriculture industry.
In only six short years, Top Gro Agro Ltd. has made a lasting impact on the small Alberta hamlet of Mallaig. That impact was recognized at the 10th annual CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet when Chris Schuh, the manager at Top Gro Agro, accepted the Retailer of the Year award on behalf of the company.
CAAR has been advised that Transport Canada inspectors are actively inspecting nurse tanks in preparation for the pending change to placard requirements for nurse tanks beginning June 1, 2017.
Inspectors have been focused on the underlined portion of Clause 4.7 (3) below that states “each side of the placard may be reduced in length by the same amount to the point where the placard will fit”.
As part of its Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate, Transport Canada has launched its Safety Awareness Kits.
An alternate interpretation of Clause 4.7 (3) in the TDG regulations may lead Nurse Tank owners to be challenged by their inspector to demonstrate that a reduced size UN 1005 placard is required.
CAAR was proud to speak on behalf of the agri-retailer industry at the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B620/B622 Standard Technical Committee meeting that took place January 17-18, 2017 in Edmonton.
Richardson has expanded its crop inputs network across Western Canada by acquiring Crop First Agro, an independent retail crop inputs centre in Grenfell, SK.