The Communicator

July Issue – See All

Calculating Sustainability

Retailers and producers need to work with industry stakeholders to reap the benefits of the Canadian Field Print Calculator.

Honouring Environmental Respect

The annual Environmental Respect wards recognize agri-retailers for their environmental stewardship.

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.

How I Learned to Fly a Drone

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

The Value of Collaboration

CAAR partners with Fertilizer Canada to bring 4R Nutrient Stewardship to Manitoba.

Stay Tuned for Your Local Weather

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

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Syngenta Canada Inc. introduced Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait technology to its soybean varieties in early March. The Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait provides tolerance to glyphosate (Group 9) and dicamba (Group 4) herbicides, which allows growers to use multiple modes of action to manage weeds like glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed, common ragweed and Canada fleabane.

The new series will be posted on a weekly basis throughout the month of March and has been developed by Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) Ag Economics team. FCC's Chief Agricultural Economist, J.P. Gervais will narrate the series. Each episode will be available for publication or broadcast, with each blog piece accompanied by an audio file that can be shared in whole or in part.

CAAR participated in the second Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) Steering Committee meeting in Winnipeg, MB on January 24, 2017. This steering committee was established in late 2015 by the Canada Grains Council to develop a national policy across all commodity value chains to make recommendations on the use of various pesticides.

CAAR has been actively working with retailer members and Fertilizer Canada seeking a resolution to the concerns brought forward to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Transport Canada regarding changes published in the 2014 version of the B620 and B622 standards.

Transport Canada is reviewing the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations under Part 6: Training, seeking to modernize and standardize TDG training with the goal of strengthening training requirements and enhancing the safe transport of dangerous goods.

Albertans are encouraged to provide their input on how provincial labour laws could apply to farms and ranches.

Canola's value to the Canadian economy has tripled over the past decade to $26.7 billion a year, according to a new analysis released by the Canola Council of Canada.