The CAAR Communicator

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CAAR News August 2022

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Will Canada have a bigger role in global fertilizer supply?

As global fertilizer supply tightens, countries look to Canada to help fill the void.

Overview of the Canada Grains Council Roundtable

National meeting keeps the ball rolling on grain industry-specific subjects that affect the Canadian grain supply chain and economy.

Feds Want Your Help to Resolve the Canadian Ag Labour Shortage

New National Agricultural Labour Strategy is looking for solutions to Canadian workforce challenges, shortages and retention. It’s your chance to provide an answer for a national conundrum.

Canadian Agriculture. I Have Questions.

For the past 10 years, I have set a goal of 5,000 kms of road bike cycling from April to October, which affords me thinking time, a-plenty. While focusing on the road and traffic, there are many questions I have yet to resolve regarding Canadian ag production direction, policy, and regulations, says Mitch Rezansoff, CAAR Executive Director.

Issue of CAAR Communicator Now Available Online

Just in time for summer reading, the August 2022 CAAR Communicator issue is arriving in mailboxes and available online.

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Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development have communicated that no variance will be issued this year -- nitrogen and phosphorus cannot be applied before April 11, 2022.

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The Safety & the Farmer course is now hosted by Fertilizer Canada as of October 1, 2021. You can access the course through this link to renew or obtain your TDG certification.

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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.