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August Issue – See All

Cultivating Mental Health

Agri-retailers can help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Growing the Value of Agronomy

CAAR and the PCCA board are equipping agronomists with the skills retailers want.

2019 CAAR Conference

The 2019 CAAR Conference is coming up and the conference planning committee is hard at work making it the best it can be! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from behind the scenes. 

Encouraging Mental Heath Conversations

When I first heard about the Do More Agriculture Foundation (Do More Ag), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental health issues, I was immediately energized – this was an initiative I wanted to support.

Taking Care of Business

Many regions throughout the country are preparing for harvest or have already begun, and while some may view this as the end of the current crop season, I view it as the beginning of next year’s crop-planning cycle. 

Becoming a Certified Transport Canada Visual Inspection Facility

With new requirements in effect, retailers can benefit by testing tanks in-house.

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Operation Ag Careers – CAAR’s innovative program that will match exiting military personnel with fulfilling jobs in the ag sector – addresses a critical staffing problem identified by CAAR members.

CleanFARMS, a not-for-profit ag waste management organization, is offering a no-cost opportunity for Saskatchewan farmers to dispose of unwanted pesticides and medications.

CAAR has responded with concern regarding the proposed amendments brought forward by Fertilizer Canada to the Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice. A summary of CAAR’s submission outlining its recommendations and provided to Fertilizer Canada on October 1, 2015, is available here.

Glyphosate-resistant kochia is still relatively rare in Manitoba, but the province’s weed specialist has stated that farmers can’t afford to become complacent, The Manitoba Co-operator reports.

Grain Farmers of Ontario officials have asked for a temporary stay of the new provincial government regulations regarding neonicotinoid treated seeds.

After a dry early season, persistently poor weather has hit Saskatoon and Alberta. According to The Western Producer, frustrated farmers are reporting approximately 40% of total Western acreage that has yet to be harvested, and a poor chance that their cereals will qualify for top grades.

CAAR President and CEO, Delaney Ross Burtnack, was recently interviewed by Real Agriculture on the details and upcoming developments of the Operation Ag Careers program.