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December Issue – See All

E2 Regulations Update

New regulations increase the frequency of live emergency simulations.

Ten Spots to Wine & Dine

If you are hosting an important meeting or an outing with your team, try one of these popular spots in downtown Saskatoon, just steps from the CAAR Conference host hotel.

Retailing in the Age of Trade Barriers

The Communicator asked three industry experts for their take on industry ramifications of the current state of tariff and non-tariff trade barriers.

Embracing Innovation: The 2020 CAAR Conference

Join us in Saskatoon, Feb. 11–13, 2020 for the 25th anniversary of the CAAR Conference, an event that will be equal parts celebration and education.

Preparing for the Skills Revolution

Industry players and academic institutions are building skills to take on the revolution.

Reaching the Right Balance

CAAR helped set the course for a domestic pesticide use policy that balances innovation and market access.

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Two CAAR supplier members have launched new products this fall, giving retailers and their customers more choices and tools to use in their crop production plans. Read more to learn about SaltroTM, a seed treatment from Syngenta Canada to defend against blackleg, and CENTURO®, a nitrogen stabilizer from Koch Agronomic Services that allows for earlier anhydrous ammonia applications.

Watch for your 2020 CAAR Conference Registration Guide in the October issue of the Communicator and get ready – Conference registration opens on October 14, 2019.

The October Communicator is now online and hitting mailboxes. This issue offers great information on industry developments and astute insight from expert sources to consider and contemplate. Check your mailbox for your print copy or visit caar.org/the-communicator to read online.

The Canadian fertilizer industry has a lot to be proud of, and CAAR would like to encourage all of its members to celebrate the advancements and achievements of the industry by participating in Global Fertilizer Day on October 13. Read to learn more about Global Fertilizer Day and see the shareable Canadian Fertilizer Industry Quiz, created by Fertilizer Canada.

CAAR is pleased to welcome two new, independent-retailer representatives to the association’s board of directors. Joining the board are Mike Gaumont of McEwen’s Fuels & Fertilizers and Stu Rassmussen of Blair’s Family of Companies.

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is looking to host multiple in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training (NTSP) courses this fall, if there is sufficient demand. To express your interest and help determine where and when training will take place, please complete the 2019 Nurse Tank Safety Training Survey before Friday, October 4.

The Do More Agriculture Foundation (Do More Ag) and Farm Credit Canada (FCC) have launched year two of a program that aims to promote mental health awareness and create support systems in rural communities. The mental health training program is offered at no-cost and is open to all rural agriculture communities across Canada.