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The 2018 CAAR Conference

Conference attendees have the invaluable opportunity to tap into the minds of their customers at the Understanding Farmers’ Needs and Expectations panel discussion.

CAAR’s 2017 Year in Review

CAAR represented agri-retailers on a diverse range of issues in 2017.

In 2017, CAAR continued to focus on advocacy and created positive benefits for agri-retailers on numerous policy and compliance issues. Reflecting on the past year, CAAR is proud to have delivered on its mandate to advance and defend Canadian agri-retail.

“It is CAAR’s promise to you that we will continue working to ensure the collective voice of our membership is being heard and acted upon,” says Lynda Nicol, director of member services at CAAR.

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.

Reflecting and Looking Forward

As I write this, snow is swirling outside my office windows and thoughts of agriculture and farming seem a long way off. In reality, agriculture and agri-retail do not rest and today is simply one stage in the production and planning process for our members and their customers.

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CAAR is pleased to announce the launch of the newly revised online Nurse Tank Safety Program Training.

DowDuPont announced the successful completion of their merger of equals on Sept. 1, 2017.

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) is a mixture of ammonium nitrate and calcium (in the form of limestone or dolomite) and is an effective fertilizer in providing the nitrogen required to grow healthy and abundant crops.  However, there is concern that agricultural CAN may increasingly become a target for criminal misuse as a replacement for Ammonium Nitrate in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Statistics Canada released results from the July Farm Survey of crop production, which shows a forecast similar to trade expectations – with durum being the only notable exception.

The Canola Council of Canada is encouraging all canola growers in Western Canada to check their fields for clubroot after the recent discovery of a club-root infested field in northwest Saskatchewan and the expansion of the disease in Alberta.

Richardson announced on Monday, Aug. 28, that it will buy Webb's Crop Services Ltd. at Vermilion and Agro Guys Inc. at Forestburg. Both deals are expected to close Thursday, Aug. 31.

Setter Manufacturing received a gold award for their innovative product at the 40th edition of Canada’s Farm Progress Show in June.