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The CAAR Communicator

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Executive Director's Message: Green Climate Plan Hits at Synthetic Fertilizers

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.”

2022 Crop Market Outlook

LeftField Commodity Research founder provides an overview of the 2022 Canadian crop market as a thank-you to joining CAAR as a Perk$ Partner.

We Need to Talk About Mental Wellness

A frank discussion by the Honourable Mike Lake MP on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed and not ignored.

The Fertilizer Market – What Happened and Where It Is Going

An examination of the fertilizer market provided by Josh Linville of StoneX Financial looking at the global markets, political intrigue, weather, and, yes, Covid.

Changes to Pesticide & Fertilizer Container Collection Programs in Alberta & Manitoba

Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide & fertilizer container recycling program undergoes a big change in Alberta and Manitoba.

CAAR 2022 Conference Recap: MRL Panel Discussion

Science and evidence-based data, timeliness, transparency, and clarity of language key factors.

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The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is looking to host an Online - Nurse Tank Safety Training (NTSP) course if there is sufficient demand.

AAFC Discussion Document on Reducing Emissions from Fertilizer Application

As noted in the previous issue of CAAR Network, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released its discussion document: Reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada’s agriculture sector. The discussion document progresses the next steps of the December 2020, Government of Canada Strengthened Climate Plan, “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy.”

AAFC Fertilizer Emissions Reductions Town Hall

AAFC has sent an invitation to CAAR representatives to attend a town hall discussion as part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) industry consultation for the Fertilizer Emissions Reductions Target. The Town Hall will be Chaired by Assistant Deputy Minister Tom Rosser on April 12th.  

Support Canadian Ag Safety Week

CAAR is proud to support Canadian Ag Safety Week.  Show your commitment to ag safety by participating in annual Canadian Ag Safety Week from March 13 to 19.

Koch Ag & Energy Solutions acquires 50 percent stake in JFC

CAAR Member Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (Koch) and OCP have signed an agreement under which a Koch affiliate will acquire a 50% interest in Jorf Fertilizers Company III (JFC III) from OCP, the world’s largest phosphate mining and leading global fertilizer group. When closed, the transaction will establish a 50/50 joint venture.

Manitoba Introduces Amendments to Cosmetic Pesticide Legislation

CAAR supports the Manitoba government’s introduction of amendments to the Environment Act that would allow Health Canada approved pesticides to be used in low-risk areas including on private lawns. 

CAAR Perk$ Profile for LeftField Commodity Research

CAAR welcomes LeftField Commodity Research as a CAAR Perk$ Partner. Leftfield is eager to assist agri-retailers in providing added value to their customers and to strengthen relationships between ag retailers and their clients.