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Changes to Pesticide & Fertilizer Container Collection Programs in Alberta & Manitoba

Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide & fertilizer container recycling program undergoes a big change in Alberta and Manitoba.

By The Numbers

 

3 - A three-person panel discussed the MRL challenges, changes and government actions during CAAR’s 2022 conference. This article provides an overview of the discussion between stakeholders Gord Kurbis of the Canada Grain Council, Teri Stewart of CropLife Canada, and ADM Manon Bombardier of the PMRA.

5 - The number of suggestions from HR guru Derek Rolstone of Stone HR Strategies, on how your agri-retail company can ensure employee retention coming out of the pandemic.

11 - The number of Canadians dying every day by suicide. The Honourable Mike Lake MP provides his views on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed within the farm sectors and agri-retail workplace.

23 - The pesticide and fertilizer jug size (23L) that the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba state that agri-retailers must now collect after customer use for proper disposal by Cleanfarms.

42 - A percentage of ag businesses that have reported normal sales—a peek inside the disruptive presence of Covid-19 on the Canadian economy.

384 - This is the percentage increase NH3 fertilizer saw over a 15-month span. Josh Linville of StoneX Financial provides a detailed analysis of the global factors that drove the price of nitrogen fertilizers through the proverbial roof

30,000,000 - This number reflects tonnage of Canadian crop production lost in 2021 over the previous year due to drought, heavy rains, etc. For the western economy, this resulted in a loss of ~$11.5-billion.

 

We Need to Talk About Mental Wellness

A frank discussion by the Honourable Mike Lake MP on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed and not ignored.

The A, R and E of Employee Retention

The good, the bad and the ugly—how COVID-19 has affected the way we run our businesses.

The State of Canadian Retail Businesses

 A deep dive into concerns of farmers and agri-businesses.

2022 Crop Market Outlook

LeftField Commodity Research founder provides an overview of the 2022 Canadian crop market as a thank-you to joining CAAR as a Perk$ Partner.

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Thumnail for CAAR Advocates for Agriculture Industry after ag ministers meet

On November 11, 2021, Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture wrapped up their annual conference by issuing a shared vision via the so-called “Guelph Statement”.

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The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) congratulates the newly appointed federal cabinet and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau on her re-appointment as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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CAAR is now accepting nominations for its 2022-23 Board of Directors which will be confirmed during our AGM—during the 2022 CAAR Conference.

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Frosty conditions could make a biting return weather wise in Canada this winter according to AccuWeather expert meteorologist Brett Anderson. His prediction was included as part of AccuWeather’s annual Canada winter forecast which was recently released.

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The Safety & the Farmer course is now hosted by Fertilizer Canada as of October 1, 2021. You can access the course through this link to renew or obtain your TDG certification.

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AGI Fertilizer Systems, formerly Yargus Manufacturing and Junge Control, produces dry and liquid fertilizer handling products, consisting of a wide range of premium bulk blending and material handling equipment that is shipped worldwide for agricultural and industrial uses. (Sponsored Content.)