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The Value of Canadian Ag Retailing

What many unfamiliar with Canadian agriculture production fail to recognize is the scope of annual purchases farmers undertake to grow major crops. These purchases significantly contribute to the regional, provincial and national economies of Canada.

Preparing for the Skills Revolution

Industry players and academic institutions are building skills to take on the revolution.

Ten Spots to Wine & Dine

If you are hosting an important meeting or an outing with your team, try one of these popular spots in downtown Saskatoon, just steps from the CAAR Conference host hotel.

A Growing Concern

Is increased public scrutiny and pressure from export markets threatening the future of glyphosate?

The Constancy of Change

In April of 1997 a young writer, fresh out of college, started on the first phase of his career at a publisher working on ag magazines. That writer was me, and the first magazine I was assigned to work on was The Communicator. Things have changed a lot since then.

Sustainable Manure Management

Agronomists are putting sound agronomic advice to paper.

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The December Communicator is here – check your mailbox or read online at caar.org/the-communicator. The final issue of 2019 is packed with valuable information and expert insight to take your retail into the next decade.

CAAR is pleased to announce that it has received an Equivalency Certificate from Transport Canada which provides certain variances from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B622 Standard related to pressure testing of nurse and application tanks.

The 2019 Canola Discovery Forum hosted by the Manitoba Canola Growers Association in Winnipeg, MB, brought together researchers and industry from throughout the canola value chain to discuss the role Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plays in canola production, and how the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is working to reach the goal of 52 bu/acre average canola production by 2025.

Read more for some of the highlights on the weed management component of IPM.

“Over one-third of the Earth’s soils are already degraded and over 90 per cent could become degraded by 2050.” 

This is just one of the statistics that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hoping to turn around through its World Soil Day campaign.

Take in an outstanding lineup of speaker presentations covering a diverse range of topics relevant to ag retailers at the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, SK.

Craig Klemmer, principal agricultural economist with Farm Credit Canada will be sharing his presentation “Trade, Dollar and Interest Rates: What Does it Mean for the Health of Canadian Agriculture?” on Thursday, Feb. 13. Click to read more about what retailers can expect to take away from this presentation.

Join more than 14,000 Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and bring added value to your grower customers by taking the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) exam. The next exam will be administered on Feb. 7, 2020. 

CAAR’s Pro-Ag Investments Auction is right around the corner. You can support your association’s advocacy efforts by taking part as a donor or bidder – or both! Keep reading to find out more about the auction and how you can take part.