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To Become Different

The definition of change as a verb is “to make or become different.” Life is full of changes – personally and professionally. When a big change happens, we like to follow it up by saying, “When things get back to normal.” Normal is conforming to a standard, and after a change, really there is no “getting back to” because things are different.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Cathi Douglas

The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with Cathi Douglas to learn about her journey through the ag retail industry and involvement with the CAAR Board.

Tours and Tradeshows Take Virtual Format

In the summer of 2019, sales reps, retailers and farmers gathered at demonstration plots across the country, taking advantage of the opportunity to see in person how crop inputs work in the field and to build relationships. What a difference a year makes.

Fitting Foliars into the 4Rs

Choosing the right source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place works well in traditional soil fertilizer application, but can the principles of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program be applied to foliar fertilizer?

Reaching Out to Retailers

In October 2020, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) launched an online member survey tailored exclusively to the retail members of the association. Click here to complete the survey and provide your input to help shape the future of CAAR. 

Industry Trends

Canadian fertilizer shipments and farm operations expenses continue to grow year over year.

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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 awards celebrate excellence in various areas of retail management, agronomy, 4R nutrient stewardship, and lifetime achievements.

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CAAR is advising its members that Transport Canada has recently released a Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Safety Advisory regarding the Effects of Additives in Anhydrous Ammonia Nurse Tanks or Delivery Tanks. The text below comes directly from Transport Canada. Please review the safety advisory and use the contact information at the bottom of the advisory to contact Transport Canada if you have any questions or concerns.

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Group Benefits Consulting of Canada is your one-stop shop for employee benefit plans and consulting, insurance products and business solutions to help your operation run smoothly and efficiently.

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CAAR represents the ag retailers who actively support Canadian growers in the production of the highest quality food possible by protecting food quality, farm productivity, and the long-term sustainability of our industry.

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Based on the response of the AWSA board members, CropLife Canada, Fertilizer Canada, and the provincial states of emergencies, AWSA will continue to suspend all in-person audits. This directive will be reviewed again on September 1, 2020.

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The August CAAR Communicator is now available to access in digital format for the first time, making it convenient and easy to read on any device whenever and wherever you are.

Membership with CAAR enables you to focus your attention on your business; while trusting CAAR to share the regulatory, compliance and advocacy information you need to know when you need to know it. Keep reading for more details about the services CAAR provides to our members to benefit your retail businesses.