The CAAR Communicator

April Issue – See All

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.”

The State of Canadian Retail Businesses

 A deep dive into concerns of farmers and agri-businesses.

The A, R and E of Employee Retention

The good, the bad and the ugly—how COVID-19 has affected the way we run our businesses.

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.

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.

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Training resources for the Ag Retail Industry

Spring training is not just for baseball players, it's for ag retailers too! Get ready for a busy spring by registering your staff for the Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification course. This valuable training ensures employees who handle anhydrous ammonia are trained in its safe handling and certified to do so. 

CAAR fights on your behalf for issues and regulations that impact your business. CAAR strives to bring your perspective - the perspective of ag retailers - to regulators before decisions are made, and CAAR works to ensure that the laws and guidelines they develop make sense for your business. But we need your input!

Fertilizer Canada Renews Hours of Service Exemption Permit

Fertilizer Canada has held an exemption permit with Transport Canada since 2011, allowing federally-regulated carriers to access alternate operating cycles for hours of service requirements under the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations.

Bayer CropScience Update on Canadian Glyphosate Supply

Carmen Holding, Product Manager, Roundup, Corn & Soy Herbicides, Canada, Bayer Crop Science Canada, recently shared an update regarding Canadian Glyphosate Supply with CAAR members.

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Don’t forget your CAAR Conference registration provides you even more value by giving you the opportunity to rewatch most speaker sessions, and earn 9 CCA Professional Development Units until Monday, February 28. 

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Perhaps the most important presentation at the 2022 Virtual CAAR Conference; science and evidence-based data, timeliness, transparency, and importance of sharing explaining science in plain language were the key factors the MRL panel agreed upon at the conference.  

Thumnail for CAAR Communicator February 2022 Issue

The February 2022 CAAR Communicator arrived in mailboxes earlier this month and is now also available online.