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4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer: AGRIS Co-operative Ltd.

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.

The 2017 CAAR Conference: Enhancing Expertise. Building Trust.

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.

Staying Sane in Spring

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.

Chairman's Award: David Thompson

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.

Proactive Action

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops is actively working toward a more sustainable agriculture industry.

Retailer of the Year: Top Gro Agro Ltd.

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.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Icebreaker Cocktail Reception, kicking off the 2017 CAAR Conference. The reception is always a great chance to mingle with familiar faces and make new connections, and this year was no exception.

A new survey by Manitoba Agriculture shows that the top 10 weeds in the province have changed over the last 20 years.

As part of its Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate, Transport Canada has launched its Safety Awareness Kits.

The agri-retail event of the year is finally here!

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.