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The Communicator

December Issue – See All

The Constancy of Change

In April of 1997 a young writer, fresh out of college, started on the first phase of his career at a publisher working on ag magazines. That writer was me, and the first magazine I was assigned to work on was The Communicator. Things have changed a lot since then.

Sustainable Manure Management

Agronomists are putting sound agronomic advice to paper.

Reaching the Right Balance

CAAR helped set the course for a domestic pesticide use policy that balances innovation and market access.

E2 Regulations Update

New regulations increase the frequency of live emergency simulations.

Retailing in the Age of Trade Barriers

The Communicator asked three industry experts for their take on industry ramifications of the current state of tariff and non-tariff trade barriers.

The Value of Canadian Ag Retailing

What many unfamiliar with Canadian agriculture production fail to recognize is the scope of annual purchases farmers undertake to grow major crops. These purchases significantly contribute to the regional, provincial and national economies of Canada.

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Manitoba retailers and producers are advised that the Nutrient Application Ban will be implemented as scheduled, and there will be no provincial variance issued.

Nutrients cannot be applied on or after November 10, 2019.

The winter nutrient application ban applies to nutrient sources containing nitrogen and/or phosphorus, including livestock manure and inorganic fertilizer, and will remain in place until April 10, 2020.

CAAR is pleased to welcome Sean Mitchell to the 2020 CAAR Conference. Mitchell, a Chancellors’ Scholar Research Assistant in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph, will be presenting the results of the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey.

CAAR is preparing to release its 2020 Membership Roster in the new year. The CAAR Roster helps to connect our members with the valuable suite of services available from our CAAR Perk$ Partners and makes it easy to find and contact industry partners.

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The CAAR office has moved to a new location in downtown Winnipeg, effective November 1, 2019. Keep reading for the new address and important information regarding the move.

Canadian ag retailers are committed to the highest levels of safety for their staff and customers. To help your business maintain that commitment to safety, CAAR is proud to welcome AED Advantage as our newest partner in the CAAR Perk$ Program! Read more to learn about AED Advantage and how their inclusion in the CAAR Perk$ Program can save expenses and make it easier to access life-saving technology.

Wet weather across the Prairies has increased the potential for the formation of ochratoxin A (OTA), a potent mycotoxin that can form on cereals. Retailers can help wheat, barley and oat growers protect their investments and reduce market risk by sharing information on how to keep OTA out of stored grain. Continue reading for important information from Keep it Clean! and Cereals Canada.

Conference registration is open! Join us in Saskatchewan, Feb. 11-13, 2020, for the agri-retail event of the year and help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CAAR Conference!