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The Communicator

August Issue – See All

Making Stronger Connections

CAAR joins an industry-driven organization working to improve eConnectivity in ag.

Building Business Intelligence

“Business Intelligence” is one of the key strategic pillars that CAAR recognized as vital for its membership. CAAR is embarking on its first major undertaking toward developing this pillar by helping to facilitate the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, developed in partnership between the University of Guelph and Purdue University with input from CAAR.

Setting Up Shop

The Communicator profiles two newly established ag retail sites in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

4R Practices Gaining Popularity in Ontario

4R Certification is making waves by helping ag retailers demonstrate Great Lakes Stewardship.

Panel Discussion: Farmer Forum

Three Manitoba farmers share challenges and opportunities for their farms and how they want to work with their ag retailers.

Successful Supply Chain Stewardship

Industry co-operation has set a high bar for anhydrous ammonia stewardship.

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The April issue of The Communicator is now online and hitting mailboxes this week! This issue is full of valuable information and practical advice to help you build your business, connect with customers and stay informed.

CAAR is pleased with the confirmation from Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency that neonics pose no threat to bees and other pollinators when used in accordance with the product’s label directions. CAAR welcomes the PMRA's decision to continue allowing neonic seed treatments to fight early season insect pressure. 

CAAR is pleased to welcome Scott Van Alstyne to the team in the role of sales and marketing manager. Scott brings over three decades of experience working in various sectors of the ag industry to the position.

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers is pleased to host NTSP Safety Training covering the testing and inspection requirements of the CSA B620 and CSA B622 Safety Standards. Read more for details on the training session, which will be held on Monday, April 22 in Brandon, MB. 

Manitoba’s provincial restriction of the winter application of agriculture nutrients has now ended, fertilizer (including manure) may now be applied across the province. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Environmental Respect Awards (ERAs), an annual awards program honouring the environmental stewardship demonstrated by agri-retailers who sell, handle or apply crop protection products. 

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is looking to host multiple in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training (NTSP) courses in 2019 if there is sufficient demand.

Click on the link below to find out more information about the training and complete the survey before Tuesday, April 9th if you are interested in participating in the in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training.