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Innovation, Evolution and Change

If there was one thing that stood out during the creation of this magazine, it was that significant changes are currently underway across agriculture and ag retail. Both feature stories in this issue have themes of innovation, evolution and change.

The channels and means by which ag retailers connect and do business with their customers in an increasingly digital world are changing and evolving, with retailers of all sizes beginning to offer online services to customers.

Digital Disruption Revolutionizing Retail

Growers are going digital – are ag retailers going with them?

Finding the Right Fit

Recruitment agencies specializing in agriculture can help ag retailers find the right talent.

New Solutions to an Age-Old Problem

Three pieces of weed control technology are entering the crop protection mix.

Weathering the Ups and Downs

At the time of writing this article, weather continues to impact progress on a harvest that has seen its ups and downs.

2019 is a year we won’t soon forget. With the majority of the crop yet to be harvested, farmers and ag retailers continue to prevail, moving forward with the challenges they can only manage but not control.

Having a Field Day: Connecting Kids to Food Production

A comprehensive, retailer-led program is connecting kids with agriculture.

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Bayer has announced it will be investing $7.5 billion over the next decade into crop protection research to find additional methods to combat weeds. The company states that this R&D investment will go toward improving understanding of resistance mechanisms, discovering and developing new modes of action and developing integrated weed management solutions. Read more to view the full press release.

Is each of your company’s locations represented through CAAR membership? By registering all of your company’s non-member branch locations, you can ensure they are covered by CAAR’s advocacy and regulatory support, training programs and much more. Register additional branches for $335 per location today!

CAAR is now accepting applications for the role of Communications Manager (10 Month Term). Working closely with the CAAR staff and board, this individual will play a vital role on the CAAR team. Read more to view the job posting and contact details.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it is cancelling registrations for 12 neonicotinoid-containing pesticides, effective May 20, 2019. This announcement will not impact products available in Canada. 

Each cropping year brings it's own set of challenges and opportunities on the farm, locally, nationally and internationally. CAAR is gauging what issues are most important to our members and their customers with our latest member poll on caar.org. Read more to take the poll and tell us what matters to you.

CAAR encourages members to submit comments on draft updates to CSA B620 and CSA B622. Public comments on these safety standards close on June 11, 2019. Read more to get the link to view and comment, and to learn more about the proposed updates.

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