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CAAR Communicator: The Power of Technology

New study shows how advanced technology farming can provide environmental and financial benefits.

CAAR Communicator: Alarm Bells are Ringing

An announcement by the Government of Canada of a delay in changing glyphosate MRLs and its new financial investment in PMRA has the agricultural community worried of a new slippery slope—politics.

How European Farming Influences Canadian Farmers – whether they like it or not

The UK and EU have issues with its organic farming that threaten to eat itself. Who’s to blame and why? European standards are driving reductions in residue limits which will have major impacts on Canadian farming, so it is important to understand what is going on in Europe.

Employee Recognition: The why, how and importance!

Lack of recognition is one of the major reasons why employees quit. Employee recognition may become even more critical with the rise of teleworking.

By The Numbers

2 - The number of key ways employers can better motivate employees.

4 - This is the average percent increase in crop production gained by farmers that use
precision agriculture technology.

6.9 - The billion-dollar amount of revenues in the Canadian organic market.

12 - As in the number of grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule, the expected amount of greenhouse gas reduction by 2030 via Canada’s upcoming Clean Fuel Standard.

34,318 - The total ascent distance—in metres—CAAR Board member Blaine Cochrane has achieved while mountain climbing around the world. That is “ascent” only. He still had to climb down.

42,000,000 - The amount of money the Government of Canada recently invested in the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, raising concerns that the regulatory process has become politicalized.

65,472,516,904 - Total operating costs for all Canadian farms in 2019.

The New Clean Fuel Standard - How does it impact agriculture?

Soon to be part of our landscape to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Canadian Fuel Standard will affect every Canadian on the grid. CAAR provides information on how it came to be, and how it will work.

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“Rosenort Agro has been a member of CAAR since pretty well the beginning of CAAR,” says Denis Benjamin, General Manager, Rosenort Agro. Rosenort Agro was started by Levi Brandt in the late 1940s as a fuel and oil company.

By the 1960s, Levi expanded his business with bagged fertilizer which eventually changed to bulk fertilizer and crop protection products. Levi’s sons Chuck and Rudy eventually took over ownership of the company in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In 1978, Liquid floaters were purchased that same year to apply liquid fertilizer and pre-emerge chemicals. This started the custom application venture that is so important to the company today. Throughout the 80s and 90s, the Brandt’s steadily grew the core businesses while expanding into anhydrous ammonia, agronomy, selling seed.

In 2003, Denis Benjamin joined Rosenort Agro as General Manager. Today, many of the same traits that Levi founded his business on are essential to the success of the business and their customers.

Benjamin says Rosenort Agro is a member of CAAR for two fundamental reasons: Training – for themselves and for their customers, and Networking. He says CAAR provides the training for anhydrous ammonia in particular – which is a key component of his business. He says CAAR makes it easy to stay up to date on fertilizer as well as herbicide regulations, as well as changes to Transport Canada regulations. As an independent retailer these resources are invaluable to the company.

He also says he values the networking opportunities provided by CAAR. He says he attends the conference most years to have the chance to network with colleagues in the industry.

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