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The Communicator

August Issue – See All

Successful Supply Chain Stewardship

Industry co-operation has set a high bar for anhydrous ammonia stewardship.

Building Business Intelligence

“Business Intelligence” is one of the key strategic pillars that CAAR recognized as vital for its membership. CAAR is embarking on its first major undertaking toward developing this pillar by helping to facilitate the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, developed in partnership between the University of Guelph and Purdue University with input from CAAR.

Setting Up Shop

The Communicator profiles two newly established ag retail sites in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

CAAR Conference

Celebrating 25 years of bringing CAAR members together!

Making Stronger Connections

CAAR joins an industry-driven organization working to improve eConnectivity in ag.

Panel Discussion: Farmer Forum

Three Manitoba farmers share challenges and opportunities for their farms and how they want to work with their ag retailers.

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CAAR is seeking member feedback on anticipated start dates for spring fertilizer and seeding operations among ag retailers in Western Canada. Please take a moment to share your feedback with CAAR by answering the poll questions included below. 

Manitoba Sustainable Development has decided that the provincial restriction on winter application of nutrients will remain in place until 11:59 CDT, Wednesday, April 10. Based on current and forecasted weather conditions and field and soil testing observations, no variance is required to the April 10 restriction date.

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. Read more to learn about CAAR's online and in-person training opportunities for this course. 

Does your retail have an upcoming anniversary? Are you getting ready to cut the ribbon on a new location or expansion? Have your employees done something incredible for the community? We want to hear about it and help you spread the word!

Western Financial Group is a Manitoba-based company, with a holistic approach to insurance and a commitment to efficient and cost-effective services. Through the CAAR Perk$ program, CAAR members have access to Western Financial Group’s specialized insurance program for crop input dealers and custom applicators.

CAAR is now accepting applications for the role of Communications Manager (12 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. Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 15, 2019.

Trends in global ag production have numerous impacts here at home. Review the March 2019 monthly report from the USDA on World Agriculture Production for the latest official estimates on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries world-wide.