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Regulatory and Business Updates for Canadian Ag in 2021

The past 10 months have focused heavily on the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the Canadian and global economies. What you may not be aware of are the numerous federal regulations that have been updated or in the process of being updated that directly impact the business of Canadian agriculture.

Differentiating Your Ag Retail Business

Canadian ag retailers are adapting to a changing sales environment that has traditionally depended on in-person relationship building as a primary means of connecting with customers.

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference: Educate. Engage. Evolve.

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference focuses on the business of ag retail and connecting the agriculture industry. With attendee passes starting at $125, register today for the virtual event hosted from February 9-11, 2021 that features educational speaker sessions and value opportunities to network with ag retailers. Click here to register!

Retailers & Recycling

Ag retailers have been at the forefront of participating in and promoting sustainability initiatives in agriculture

Building Digital Efficiencies

If you had a dollar for every time you’ve heard the word “disruption” in regard to Canadian ag retail in the past three years, how much richer would you be?

Gathering Retailer Members’ Input

Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) has extended its Retailer Member Survey to Jan. 15, 2021, giving members additional time to express their opinions on how CAAR can improve the services it offers and identify the most important issues members would like the association to work on.

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CAAR is pleased to announce David Parker, one of the keynote speakers scheduled to present at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, who will outline the abilities, capabilities, and focus required to navigate our exciting future in the agriculture industry.

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CAAR is pleased to announce Cami Ryan, one of the keynote speakers scheduled to present at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, who will provide insights into the ‘disinformation landscape’ and what this means for the agriculture industry and for societies.

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Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Wheat Commission are working together to continue the legacy of Agronomy Update.

The December 2020 issue of The CAAR Communicator magazine is now available in print, online and PDF format. Read about the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, ways to differentiate your ag retail business, how Agro.Club Canada's digital marketplace platform is helping ag businesses and more!

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On December 8, 2020, the Public Health Agency of Canada released its COVID-19 Immunization Plan: Saving Lives and Livelihoods. The document outlines Canada’s immunization plan and proposes the steps towards a safe, effective and informed roll-out.

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Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and based on the evaluation of currently available scientific information, Health Canada is cancelling outdoor uses of chlorpyrifos except for a limited list of uses that require mitigation measures, due to risks to the environment that have not been shown to be acceptable.

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The Pro-Ag Investments Auction will be hosted online over three days from Feb. 9-11, 2021, making it easier for you to bid on auction products through online and mobile bidding, all from the comfort of your home or office.