ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
The CAAR Communicator
LeftField Commodity Research founder provides an overview of the 2022 Canadian crop market as a thank-you to joining CAAR as a Perk$ Partner.
The good, the bad and the ugly—how COVID-19 has affected the way we run our businesses.
Science and evidence-based data, timeliness, transparency, and clarity of language key factors.
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.”
A frank discussion by the Honourable Mike Lake MP on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed and not ignored.
3 - A three-person panel discussed the MRL challenges, changes and government actions during CAAR’s 2022 conference. This article provides an overview of the discussion between stakeholders Gord Kurbis of the Canada Grain Council, Teri Stewart of CropLife Canada, and ADM Manon Bombardier of the PMRA.
5 - The number of suggestions from HR guru Derek Rolstone of Stone HR Strategies, on how your agri-retail company can ensure employee retention coming out of the pandemic.
11 - The number of Canadians dying every day by suicide. The Honourable Mike Lake MP provides his views on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed within the farm sectors and agri-retail workplace.
23 - The pesticide and fertilizer jug size (23L) that the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba state that agri-retailers must now collect after customer use for proper disposal by Cleanfarms.
42 - A percentage of ag businesses that have reported normal sales—a peek inside the disruptive presence of Covid-19 on the Canadian economy.
384 - This is the percentage increase NH3 fertilizer saw over a 15-month span. Josh Linville of StoneX Financial provides a detailed analysis of the global factors that drove the price of nitrogen fertilizers through the proverbial roof
30,000,000 - This number reflects tonnage of Canadian crop production lost in 2021 over the previous year due to drought, heavy rains, etc. For the western economy, this resulted in a loss of ~$11.5-billion.
In March 2021, Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada (AITC) celebrates their 10th anniversary of the Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM)! Hosted in classrooms across the country, this program helps students to LEARN, CONNECT and UNDERSTAND agriculture through fun and interactive activities.
Didn’t Attend the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference? No worries, you can still register for #CAARcon until March 5 and access our virtual event hosted on SwapCard, giving you the opportunity to watch all 23 speaker sessions and earn up to 9.5 CCA credits.
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Canadian Agriculture Safety Week is March 14-20, 2021. This year’s theme, 'Lead an AgSafe Canada', focuses on how to lead your community, your farm, and your family in farm safety.
Keep reading for ways your retail can celebrate Ag Safety Week and bring awareness to CASA's annual initiative.