The CAAR Communicator

August Issue – See All

Why Should I Trust You?

Building a brand for knowledgeable advice and protection, agrologists help provide a solution.

Canadian Agriculture. I Have Questions.

For the past 10 years, I have set a goal of 5,000 kms of road bike cycling from April to October, which affords me thinking time, a-plenty. While focusing on the road and traffic, there are many questions I have yet to resolve regarding Canadian ag production direction, policy, and regulations, says Mitch Rezansoff, CAAR Executive Director.

Health Canada says gene-edited crops are safe

A look at the science of agriculture, genetics, and gene-editing, and how Health Canada continues its evolution, bringing Canada more in line with its global trading partners. .

Issue of CAAR Communicator Now Available Online

Just in time for summer reading, the August 2022 CAAR Communicator issue is arriving in mailboxes and available online.

CAAR News August 2022

Faster Internet, AAFC Extension, CAAR Membership

Feds Want Your Help to Resolve the Canadian Ag Labour Shortage

New National Agricultural Labour Strategy is looking for solutions to Canadian workforce challenges, shortages and retention. It’s your chance to provide an answer for a national conundrum.

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Manitoba Introduces Amendments to Cosmetic Pesticide Legislation

CAAR supports the Manitoba government’s introduction of amendments to the Environment Act that would allow Health Canada approved pesticides to be used in low-risk areas including on private lawns. 

CAAR Perk$ Profile for LeftField Commodity Research

CAAR welcomes LeftField Commodity Research as a CAAR Perk$ Partner. Leftfield is eager to assist agri-retailers in providing added value to their customers and to strengthen relationships between ag retailers and their clients.

Training resources for the Ag Retail Industry

Spring training is not just for baseball players, it's for ag retailers too! Get ready for a busy spring by registering your staff for the Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification course. This valuable training ensures employees who handle anhydrous ammonia are trained in its safe handling and certified to do so. 

CAAR fights on your behalf for issues and regulations that impact your business. CAAR strives to bring your perspective - the perspective of ag retailers - to regulators before decisions are made, and CAAR works to ensure that the laws and guidelines they develop make sense for your business. But we need your input!

Fertilizer Canada Renews Hours of Service Exemption Permit

Fertilizer Canada has held an exemption permit with Transport Canada since 2011, allowing federally-regulated carriers to access alternate operating cycles for hours of service requirements under the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations.

Bayer CropScience Update on Canadian Glyphosate Supply

Carmen Holding, Product Manager, Roundup, Corn & Soy Herbicides, Canada, Bayer Crop Science Canada, recently shared an update regarding Canadian Glyphosate Supply with CAAR members.

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Don’t forget your CAAR Conference registration provides you even more value by giving you the opportunity to rewatch most speaker sessions, and earn 9 CCA Professional Development Units until Monday, February 28.