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Finding the Right Fit

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

Having a Field Day: Connecting Kids to Food Production

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

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?

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.

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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.

Evaluate and streamline your operations with help from Botree Inc., one of CAAR’s partners in the Perk$ program, a diverse collection of deals on valuable services available exclusively to CAAR members.

Botree works alongside businesses to optimize their people and processes to benefit their bottom line. Learn more about how working with Botree can help you maximize employee potential and increase efficiencies.

Now’s the time to renew your CAAR membership for the 2019-2020 season! When you’re represented by the only national association dedicated to advancing the business of Canadian ag retail, you have an advocate with a unified voice on your side. Continue reading to see more of the great benefits of CAAR membership.

The Cottam branch of CAAR retailer member Setterington's Fertilizer Service Ltd. has recently become the third agriculture nutrient service provider to achieve Ontario 4R Certification, a program administered by Fertilizer Canada. Congratulations Setterington’s for this milestone step in your commitment to furthering nutrient stewardship practices with your customers!

The CAAR office will be closed Monday, May 20, 2019. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. CAAR office hours are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST.