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To Become Different

The definition of change as a verb is “to make or become different.” Life is full of changes – personally and professionally. When a big change happens, we like to follow it up by saying, “When things get back to normal.” Normal is conforming to a standard, and after a change, really there is no “getting back to” because things are different.

Reaching Out to Retailers

In October 2020, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) launched an online member survey tailored exclusively to the retail members of the association. Click here to complete the survey and provide your input to help shape the future of CAAR. 

Fitting Foliars into the 4Rs

Choosing the right source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place works well in traditional soil fertilizer application, but can the principles of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program be applied to foliar fertilizer?

Industry Trends

Canadian fertilizer shipments and farm operations expenses continue to grow year over year.

A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

There is a major disparity in the access to Canadian telecommunications and internet services between urban and rural communities.

Tours and Tradeshows Take Virtual Format

In the summer of 2019, sales reps, retailers and farmers gathered at demonstration plots across the country, taking advantage of the opportunity to see in person how crop inputs work in the field and to build relationships. What a difference a year makes.

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The Retailer Hall of Fame award recognizes an individual who has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance over time in serving his or her customers, industry, and association. Submit your nomination today!

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The October 2020 issue of The CAAR Communicator magazine is now available in print, online and PDF format. Read about the future of tradeshows, applying the 4R principles to foliar fertilizer application, innovative programs that help improve and measure farm sustainability and more!

CFIA Notice to Industry

Registration is required prior to importation or sale in Canada for all products that are or contain polymers.

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We Need Your Feedback – Complete the Retailer Member Survey. CAAR's value is defined through input from its members, this survey is targeted towards the retail membership to get critical feedback and help us shape the direction of next year’s strategic plan.

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The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with CAAR board member Blaine Cochrane, who currently chairs the finance committee.

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Today on October 13, Global Fertilizer Day, the Canadian fertilizer industry and all related ag industries celebrates their accomplishments and innovations in fertilizer and environment sustainability. CAAR Member retailers, suppliers and farmers continue to move the industry forward as they feed the world.

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CAAR proudly represents CAAR members and the ag retailer community on the Domestic MRL Committee. CAAR will work together with the committee to ensure regulations regarding Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) are fair, while ensuring that Canadian exports are not exposed to unacceptable trade risk.