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October Issue – See All

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.

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.

Getting on the Same Page

Ask a room full of people what sustainability means, and you’ll get a room full of answers. In this Perspectives discussion, three members of Canadian ag share their views on sustainability, and how we can get on the same page.

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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.

Syngenta recently revealed some of what is in the works from their trait and chemistry departments to investors, stakeholders and journalists during Syngenta R&D Day in Stein, Switzerland.

Robert Whitelaw, longtime CAAR member and advocate of the agri-retail industry, was recognized for his contributions to The Canadian Red Cross Strength and Spirit Campaign at a celebratory powwow in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation.

The CAAR staff are thrilled to announce some recent upgrades to our online presence. The new and improved CAAR.org will help us provide our members with more information and resources to help their businesses thrive.

Farms in Western Canada saw a drop in fungicide use this year, according to a survey by Stratus Ag Research.