ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
April 2023 Issue – See All
Is net zero agriculture production achievable?
At the Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture Conference 2023, hosted by University of Manitoba’s National Centre for Livestock and the Environment and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in March, Henry Janzen, Honorary Research Associate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta stated that the possibility of net-zero GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions from production agriculture as highly unlikely because of too much leakage.
Early season pest control for Ontario soybeans growers
Give your crop-growing customers these Agronomist tips for yielding better-performing soybean crops.
Port of Montréal to add new grain terminal equipment
Federal grant money is part of an $18 million project to improve the port’s import and export shipping.
Reconciling the Barton Report with Recent Proposed Policy Changes
Dr. Stuart Smyth said that environmental sustainability is more important than economic sustainability
Strategies to support your intern
Are you considering a summer intern? Do you already have one lined up?
CAAR membership renewal, investment fundraising & Perk$
It’s raining success!
Learn who took home awards presented at the 2023 CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet.
Grain trains doing the job
CN and CP have moved a lot of grain this season—but could they do better?
The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and some of its specific objectives are as follows:
- Raise awareness among society and decision makers about the profound importance of soil for human life;
- Educate the public about the crucial role soil plays in food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, essential ecosystem services, poverty alleviation and sustainable development;
- Support effective policies and actions for the sustainable management and protection of soil resources;
- Promote investment in sustainable soil management activities to develop and maintain healthy soils for different land users and population groups;
- Advocate for rapid capacity enhancement for soil information collection and monitoring at all levels (global, regional and national).
Meeting one-on-one with farmer customers is important and an effective selling strategy. Scouting a customer’s field that is using your products is a valuable opportunity that you should take advantage of for retaining your customer and for future sales. The following are important dos and don’ts when meeting with farmer customers and prospects:
Crop Diagnostics Schools are a one day, hands-on learning opportunity designed to refine the diagnostic skills of agronomists. The schools offer the change to hear first-hard from experts new cropping information, examine plants, dig in the soil, pull weeds, catch insects and hone diagnostic skills. As outlined by Government of Saskatchewan, Agriculture department some of the main focus areas will include the following:
Thank you for your CAAR membership in 2014-15. Your support has enabled CAAR to represent agri-retailers on an individual, regional and federal level, reinforcing the value of the agri-retail industry as a crucial link in the ag value chain and the leading trusted advisor for 75% of farmers, while delivering and developing services that reinforce and build your business. CAAR is here to ensure that the interests of agri-retailers are being represented and protected so you can focus on your clients.
CAAR has introduced a new Consultant membership, which is open to any individual whose primary business is selling products and services to farmers. Consultants must either be affiliated to an existing corporate membership (ie: Primary Retailer Membership) or operate as a single person entity, joining as an individual.
A plant tissue analysis offers an inside look at the current nutrient levels of a plant, which can help to determine the next fertility steps if a nutrient deficiency is detected. Dan Clarke, Executive Vice-President of Business Development and Agronomy with A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. explains that a plant tissue analysis can help bridge the gap between planting and harvest. “Most producers have a good fertilizer program in place in the spring but they can’t just walk away during the growing season thinking everything will be alright.”
The Communicator Publisher Shawn Brook sits down with Luke Burton, Area Sales Manager for Simplot.