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Opportunities with Ag Technology

Autonomous equipment and precision application systems have the potential to disrupt the application of the traditional inputs, which some say will ultimately benefit retailers.

David Parker, executive vice president of FLM Harvest and the opening presenter at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, says farmers trust their retailer's expertise and would likely consult them on new ag products and trends.

Get to know the CAAR Board: Michael Gaumont and Russ Reich

The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with Michael Gaumont, vice president of operations at McEwen’s Fuels and Fertilizers, and Russ Reich, vice president of crop inputs at Richardson International, to learn about their journey through the ag retail industry and involvement with the CAAR board.

CAAR's Year in Review

The ag industry showed strength and unity in the face of the many challenges presented in 2020.

COVID-19 drastically changed how ag retailers conducted business in 2020. As an essential service, businesses in all areas of the agriculture industry had to find innovative ways to pivot their norm in a world that changed overnight.

CAAR Conference: Educate. Engage. Evolve

Our virtual event is an interactive, online experience, providing ag retailers with an opportunity to educate themselves through informative sessions and group discussions, engage with exhibitors and other attendees to build new connections and evolve to provide the best service for their customers.

CAAR's Year in Preview

CAAR board and staff share with members a look at what their association’s priorities are for 2021.

As the geopolitical environment evolves, the need for an association representing the voice of the agriculture industry is needed now more than ever, says Mitch Rezansoff, executive director of CAAR. Public opinion continues to drive legislation rather than sound science, economic value and contribution.

CAAR Needs You in 2021

Many of the issues people working in Canadian agriculture faced for the majority of 2020 will continue for at least the next six to nine months. Social distancing and limitations on face-to-face business activities will continue until most citizens that seek to be vaccinated have successfully done so.

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Registration is required prior to importation or sale in Canada for all products that are or contain polymers.

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We Need Your Feedback – Complete the Retailer Member Survey. CAAR's value is defined through input from its members, this survey is targeted towards the retail membership to get critical feedback and help us shape the direction of next year’s strategic plan.

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The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with CAAR board member Blaine Cochrane, who currently chairs the finance committee.

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Today on October 13, Global Fertilizer Day, the Canadian fertilizer industry and all related ag industries celebrates their accomplishments and innovations in fertilizer and environment sustainability. CAAR Member retailers, suppliers and farmers continue to move the industry forward as they feed the world.

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CAAR proudly represents CAAR members and the ag retailer community on the Domestic MRL Committee. CAAR will work together with the committee to ensure regulations regarding Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) are fair, while ensuring that Canadian exports are not exposed to unacceptable trade risk. 

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The 14th Annual Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum will include several sessions running from October to November 2020, hosted virtually on the Zoom platform and is free for all CAAR Members to attend.