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The CAAR Communicator

April Issue – See All

The State of Canadian Retail Businesses

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

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.

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.”

By The Numbers

 

3 - A three-person panel discussed the MRL challenges, changes and government actions during CAAR’s 2022 conference. This article provides an overview of the discussion between stakeholders Gord Kurbis of the Canada Grain Council, Teri Stewart of CropLife Canada, and ADM Manon Bombardier of the PMRA.

5 - The number of suggestions from HR guru Derek Rolstone of Stone HR Strategies, on how your agri-retail company can ensure employee retention coming out of the pandemic.

11 - The number of Canadians dying every day by suicide. The Honourable Mike Lake MP provides his views on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed within the farm sectors and agri-retail workplace.

23 - The pesticide and fertilizer jug size (23L) that the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba state that agri-retailers must now collect after customer use for proper disposal by Cleanfarms.

42 - A percentage of ag businesses that have reported normal sales—a peek inside the disruptive presence of Covid-19 on the Canadian economy.

384 - This is the percentage increase NH3 fertilizer saw over a 15-month span. Josh Linville of StoneX Financial provides a detailed analysis of the global factors that drove the price of nitrogen fertilizers through the proverbial roof

30,000,000 - This number reflects tonnage of Canadian crop production lost in 2021 over the previous year due to drought, heavy rains, etc. For the western economy, this resulted in a loss of ~$11.5-billion.

 

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.

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CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction Raises more than $75,000

2022 Pro-Ag Investments Auction Success: $75,000+ raised. Proceeds from the auction directly support CAAR’s advocacy activities, support of industry initiatives, agricultural scholarships, upgrades to existing programs and services and the development of new ones.

Alberta Cleanfarms Empty Bag Collection

Cleanfarms is inviting Alberta retailers to register to become SPI Collection partners.

Saskatchewan Cleanfarms Empty Bag Collection

For CAAR Saskatchewan members, the association has once again successfully renewed the SGI Letter of Approval to Anhydrous Ammonia or Fertilizer Distributors, expiring Dec. 31, 2022.

Intro for MRL Concerns

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health recently announced that the government will be forming a new Science Advisory Committee on Pest Control Products in Canada. The Committee will provide scientific advice, as appropriate, prior to certain evidence-based federal decisions on pesticides, including on pesticide Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs).

Intro for 2022 CAAR Conference Speaker Terri Stewart

Terri Stewart, Executive Director, Chemistry for CropLife Canada, will join Gord Kurbis, Vice President of Trade Policy and Crop Protection at the Canada Grains Council on the MRL Panel at the 2022 Virtual CAAR Conference. Register Now.

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There is a lot going on in the ag retail industry. The 2022 Virtual CAAR Conference provides you  with an opportunity to stay up to date on the latest issues.  Issues that will impact the future of the agriculture industry.  Join us for the 2022 Virtual CAAR Conference to stay up to date on what's important, and to help you develop strategies to support the health of your business, the ag retail industry, and the agriculture industry overall.  Don't forget to bid on items at the Pro-Ag Investments Online Auction and support the association and ag industry.

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The CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction will be hosted online in February 2022. Support CAAR. Support YOUR industry.