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April Issue – See All

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.

The A, R and E of Employee Retention

The good, the bad and the ugly—how COVID-19 has affected the way we run our businesses.

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.”

Changes to Pesticide & Fertilizer Container Collection Programs in Alberta & Manitoba

Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide & fertilizer container recycling program undergoes a big change in Alberta and Manitoba.

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.

 

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Intro for 2022 CAAR Conference Speakers

As you may know, effective January 15 the requirements for truckers entering Canada has been changed. 

Intro for Support CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction

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

Happy New Year 2022

CAAR thanks you for your continued support of the association. We’re looking forward to serving you again in 2022!

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Blair’s Crop Solutions (2020) Inc. shared this update in December, but we thought we would share the details in case you missed it. Blair’s Crop Solutions (2020) Inc.  (Blair’s) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to sell its Lipton location and NH3 assets at Lipton and Balcarres to ProSoils Inc. (ProSoils) of Rose Valley, Sask. 

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The CAAR Awards highlight the achievements and dedication of CAAR members who serve their community and the ag retail industry.  The original deadline for entries was in December, but CAAR has extended the deadline to January16th at midnight.  Don't miss this chance to nominate someone who is deserving of an award.

Intro for 2022 CAAR Conference Speakers

Why should you attend the 2022 CAAR Conference? Besides the fantastic networking opportunities and award presentations, CAAR has a great line-up of speakers. 

CAAR Conference 2022

CAAR is pleased to share a detailed agenda for the 2022 CAAR Conference. Don't miss out on this great agenda with the theme RESILIENCE: ADAPT & ADVANCE which will feature sessions on the state of Canadian retail, commodity outlook looking at short-term impacts and lasting effects, fertilizer outlook, and carbon market opportunities to name just a few.