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The CAAR Communicator

April Issue – See All

Changes to Pesticide & Fertilizer Container Collection Programs in Alberta & Manitoba

Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide & fertilizer container recycling program undergoes a big change in Alberta and Manitoba.

The State of Canadian Retail Businesses

 A deep dive into concerns of farmers and agri-businesses.

The A, R and E of Employee Retention

The good, the bad and the ugly—how COVID-19 has affected the way we run our businesses.

We Need to Talk About Mental Wellness

A frank discussion by the Honourable Mike Lake MP on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed and not ignored.

CAAR 2022 Conference Recap: MRL Panel Discussion

Science and evidence-based data, timeliness, transparency, and clarity of language key factors.

Executive Director's Message: Green Climate Plan Hits at Synthetic Fertilizers

From the April issue of CAAR Communicator: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada chose to release a discussion document: Reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada’s agriculture sector, on end of day March 4, 2022. The discussion document progresses the next steps of the December 2020, Government of Canada Strengthened Climate Plan, “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy.”

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Farmers overwhelmingly want to use ag plastics recycling

Throughout the 2020/2021 winter Cleanfarms commissioned grower research to better understand farmers' attitudes and behaviours around ag plastics recycling. The research shows that when recycling programs are made available, farmers will overwhelmingly use them over other means.

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As per the member alert that went out last week, Fertilizer Canada has updated control guidance on Emergency Discharge Requirements outlining changes CSA B620/622-20 effective January 1, 2022.

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CAAR was busy in the first quarter of 2022 - we know it's hard to keep up with everything. Learn about CAAR's activities in our first Quarterly At-A-Glance of 2022, providing an overview of how we represented and advocated on behalf of ag retailers across Canada from January to March 2022.

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The 2022 CAAR Conference Session - the Emerging Energy Crisis with Dan McTeague, Canadians for Affordable Energy, is available for Members to view. 

AAR Live Safety Officer Training

This month, send your staff to get their 3-year Safety Officer certification or re-certification at a comprehensive one-day Virtual NTSP training session.

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The April 2022 CAAR Communicator is now also available online in case you missed the print version.

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Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development have communicated that no variance will be issued this year -- nitrogen and phosphorus cannot be applied before April 11, 2022.