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Finding the Right Fit

Recruitment agencies specializing in agriculture can help ag retailers find the right talent.

Having a Field Day: Connecting Kids to Food Production

A comprehensive, retailer-led program is connecting kids with agriculture.

Weathering the Ups and Downs

At the time of writing this article, weather continues to impact progress on a harvest that has seen its ups and downs.

2019 is a year we won’t soon forget. With the majority of the crop yet to be harvested, farmers and ag retailers continue to prevail, moving forward with the challenges they can only manage but not control.

New Solutions to an Age-Old Problem

Three pieces of weed control technology are entering the crop protection mix.

Digital Disruption Revolutionizing Retail

Growers are going digital – are ag retailers going with them?

Harvesting Insight

An expanded precision agriculture survey sets its sights on the bigger picture.

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Have you taken the survey? CAAR is encouraging all members and non-members to take the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, to help develop credible metrics on the state of development and adoption of precision agriculture techniques among Canadian ag retailers. Read more for the link to take the survey, which will be open until the end of August.

If your company or organization hasn’t yet submitted comments to the Canada Grains Council (CGC) on the draft Market Acceptance of Pesticide Use Policy, this is the last week to do so. The CGC is consulting stakeholders on this policy to manage trade compliance risks until August 31, 2019. Read more for details on how to view the consultation materials and submit comments.

CAAR is reminding retailers that the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 have come into effect as of Saturday, August 24, 2019. Please continue reading for important information.

Manitoba Open Farm Day is an annual, family-friendly event held at various sites across the province. Every year, on the third Sunday in September, farms and ag businesses open their doors to the public, giving them an opportunity to see how their food is produced, and learn more about environmental stewardship and the history of farming in the province. Taking part for the first time this year is one of the branches of Shur-Gro, a CAAR member.

As a CAAR member, you help support your association’s advocacy activities. In turn, when important industry issues and initiatives are brought forward, your association can help represent your interests by ensuring your voice is heard. Keep reading to see some of the groups and committees CAAR is participating in on members’ behalf.

Women in all areas of ag can make meaningful new connections, grow their skills and share their passion for the industry at the 2019 Advancing Women in Ag Conference.

The 2019 Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey is now available! CAAR encourages all members and non-members to take the survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, to help develop credible metrics on the state of development and adoption of precision agriculture techniques among Canadian ag retailers. Read more for the link to take the survey and to learn more about its purpose.