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New Season, New Outreach

Fall is always an exciting time at the CAAR office and this year is certainly no exception. The CAAR team has been hard at work on advocacy and other industry strengthening initiatives on behalf of our membership, and we are very excited for the association’s activities in the coming months.

The Future of CAAR Starts Now

CAAR’s Board of Directors has recently completed a strategic planning session, resulting in a long-term, three-year strategy for the association that provides clear, constructive direction and that speaks to the goals, focus and purpose of CAAR through to 2022.

Maximizing Modes of Action

Herbicide layering programs can help growers maximize available chemistries.

A Consistent Message

CAAR is advocating on behalf of members on a proposed ban of two valuable neonic products.

Engaging Expertise

Improving employee engagement can have positive effects on your bottom line.

Helwer at the Helm

The venerable founder of Shur-Gro celebrates a half-century in ag-retail.

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CAAR is alerting its members of an important issue. On June 14, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a report regarding a small number of glyphosate-tolerant wheat plants found in Southern Alberta.

CAAR is reminding members to ensure that they are up-to-date on all regulatory requirements related to anhydrous ammonia following a recent incident in Manitoba.

Interested in exhibiting at the leading business conference for ag-retailers? Make sure to secure your space on the CAAR Conference tradeshow floor. Registration opens Wednesday, June 20.

Shape future programming and services offered by your retail association by offering your feedback, insight and ideas. 

Fertilizer Canada has launched a 45-day comment period for proposed changes to the Ammonia Code of Practice. CAAR invites retail members to review and submit their feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 10, 2018. 

The annual CAAR member survey, designed to get critical feedback from CAAR members to help shape the future strategic goals and operating business plans of the association, is now available.

CAAR extends warm congratulations to a long-time supporter of our association, Ron Helwer, on the news that he will receive an honorary diploma in Agribusiness from Assiniboine Community College. Celebrating over 50 years of business in ag retail, Helwer is president of Manitoba-based companies Shur-Gro Farm Services, Munro Farm Supplies and South East Seeds.