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Working Together to Keep it Clean

Keep it Clean, a joint initiative of the Canola Council of Canada, Pulse Canada, Cereals Canada, the Barley Council of Canada and the Prairie Oat Growers Association, has developed a new advisor toolkit for Canadian ag retailers.

Making a Clean Sweep

Regular cleaning key to stopping spread of soil-borne threats.

A Healthy Agriculture Supply Chain is the Key to Canada’s Economic Recovery in the Coming Months

Fertilizer Canada is proactively working with all levels of government on key issues impacting Canada’s fertilizer industry to ensure we remain an essential service, especially during this challenging period as we continue to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Empowering Farmers to Build Public Trust

Retailers are finding new ways to help farmers share their story.

A New Reality

Retailers comment on policies and procedures shaped by COVID-19.

Agriculture Can Lead

Supporting agriculture will stimulate Canada’s economic recovery.

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Mark your calendars and make plans to join us Feb. 9-11, 2021 for two and a half days of networking, education and professional development in the “City of Champions” – Edmonton, Alberta.

Olds College Smart Farm will be operating DOT autonomous equipment in the field for the first time this spring. As part of a three-year Smart Farm research project, the college will collect information and observations to understand the benefits and challenges of autonomous agricultural equipment. One of the DOT implements students will use is the DOT Sprayer developed by CAAR member Pattison Liquid Systems.

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is looking for input from agronomists and canola growers about common canola management practices in Western Canada. CAAR encourages its members to take this short survey and share with their canola-growing customers to help the CCC get the best information.

You can help your customers protect their investments, and the marketability of their wheat, barley and oats, by being aware of the crop protection products which could create market risk when used on cereal crops. Keep reading for the 2020 products of concern for cereals.

Keep it Clean has released its 2020 Pulse MRL Advisory with information on the crop protection products which could restrict marketing options for Canadian pulse crops. As the growing season kicks off across the country, retailers are encouraged to learn the products of concern listed below and communicate them to their customers.

Under normal circumstances, spring can be a stressful time for retailers and their customers. This year, however, has the added challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading for some tips from Do More Ag and others to help cope with this stressful time.

Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), one of CAAR’s industry partner associations representing farmers in Manitoba, has released the results of a survey the association conducted earlier this year to assess satisfaction with rural cell and internet service across the province.