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Thank You

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 17 years since I was first introduced to CAAR. My first conferences are deeply etched in my memory as among the most fun and exciting events I have attended. Never had I been so comfortable or found immediate kinship with so many people. I felt at home.

Taking Farm Safety on the Road

A new tool for farm safety education will be rolling into communities across Alberta this fall.

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!

How I Learned to Fly a Drone

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

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.

Stay Tuned for Your Local Weather

Weather stations provide retailers with highly localized data to help decision-making.

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As you know, Canada is a leader in providing high quality grains to markets around the world. But shipments containing even the smallest amount of unacceptable residue can lead to exports being rejected, causing millions of dollars in losses and putting future business with our export partners at risk. That’s why it is crucial for Canadian growers to follow best practices when using crop protection products — to protect their incomes, and the entire ag value chain.

With much of Manitoba receiving heavy snowfall in February and March and with spring upon us, many retailers and their customers are now thinking about the possibility of spring flooding. On March 24, Minister of Infrastructure Blaine Pedersen, issued the latest update on the province’s flood outlook. The level of flooding remains dependent on future weather conditions, and the risk of overland flooding has been slightly reduced since the last update in February. However, the risk still remains moderate to major across the province.

Register today for CAAR's Nurse Tank Safety Program (NTSP) safety training course covering the CSA B620 Safety Standard!

We'd like to congratulate the winners of the $50 VISA gift cards from the CAAR Conference Survey draw! Thank you to everyone who provided their valuable feedback on their CAAR Conference surveys - your feedback helps us create the best possible CAAR Conference experience for everyone.

Levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions, however the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook while it still remains moderate to major across the province, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.

Manitoba CAAR member feedback needed for upcoming meeting with Manitoba Sustainable Development. CAAR will meet with Manitoba Sustainable Development on April 3 to begin discussing whether a variance will be required this spring to the restriction on winter nutrient application in Manitoba, which is currently in effect until midnight on April 10, 2017.

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced that the federal and provincial governments are investing $25,000 to expand and create new opportunities for young Manitobans to learn about agriculture and food.