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December Issue – See All

Reaching the Right Balance

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

E2 Regulations Update

New regulations increase the frequency of live emergency simulations.

A Growing Concern

Is increased public scrutiny and pressure from export markets threatening the future of glyphosate?

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.

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.

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Have you taken the survey? CAAR is encouraging all members and non-members to take the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, to help develop credible metrics on the state of development and adoption of precision agriculture techniques among Canadian ag retailers. Read more for the link to take the survey, which will be open until the end of August.

If your company or organization hasn’t yet submitted comments to the Canada Grains Council (CGC) on the draft Market Acceptance of Pesticide Use Policy, this is the last week to do so. The CGC is consulting stakeholders on this policy to manage trade compliance risks until August 31, 2019. Read more for details on how to view the consultation materials and submit comments.

CAAR is reminding retailers that the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 have come into effect as of Saturday, August 24, 2019. Please continue reading for important information.

Manitoba Open Farm Day is an annual, family-friendly event held at various sites across the province. Every year, on the third Sunday in September, farms and ag businesses open their doors to the public, giving them an opportunity to see how their food is produced, and learn more about environmental stewardship and the history of farming in the province. Taking part for the first time this year is one of the branches of Shur-Gro, a CAAR member.

As a CAAR member, you help support your association’s advocacy activities. In turn, when important industry issues and initiatives are brought forward, your association can help represent your interests by ensuring your voice is heard. Keep reading to see some of the groups and committees CAAR is participating in on members’ behalf.

Women in all areas of ag can make meaningful new connections, grow their skills and share their passion for the industry at the 2019 Advancing Women in Ag Conference.

The 2019 Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey is now available! CAAR encourages all members and non-members to take the survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, to help develop credible metrics on the state of development and adoption of precision agriculture techniques among Canadian ag retailers. Read more for the link to take the survey and to learn more about its purpose.