The Communicator

August 2023 Issue – See All

The Benefits of Flexible Work

Embracing flexibility in the agricultural retail industry will create a better work environment.

The pros and cons of transporting

A look at the four primary modes of transportation—their pluses and minuses.

Canada dry—and not the good kind

A not-so-refreshing look at the drought conditions affecting most Canadian farming sectors.

Acting locally, thinking globally

The strike affecting BC ports could have global ramifications.

Bills, bills, bills

A look at recent Canadian bills and their effect on the ag industry.

How green are rail customers?

Rail transport is quick and easy, but CN’s new tool tells you how to calculate its GHG emissions.

Breeding better cows to reduce GHG emissions

A new project to breed low-methane burping cows will reduce GHG emissions without affecting milk production.

BC port strike. Does anyone truly benefit in the long run?

As of July 1, 2023, more than 7,000 port workers across British Columbia went on strike.

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AAR Live Safety Officer Training

Are you interested in obtaining your Tank Inspector & Tester certification?

Thumbnail for Complete the Seeding and/or Planting Times Survey for 2023

Attention all retailers! Complete the planting survey.

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Attention all retailers! There is still time to complete the seeding/planting survey.

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Manitoba Environment and Climate is seeing input into the recycling programs that impact the agricultural sector. 

Thumbnail for Will they listen? Recent AAFC report says farmers are already taking action on climate change

Canadian farmers are on the front lines of climate change.  They are already taking action to improve resilience and enhance profitability while reducing emissions, according to a recent report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

CAAR Members invited to participate in ARA Brazil Mission

CAAR is pleased to share information on a high-value experience hosted by the ARA (Agricultural Retailers Association).

Sollio Agriculture sustainable fertilizer project wins Bioenterprise challenge

Sollio Agriculture recently announced that its new CRF AgriTech plant in St. Thomas, Ont. has received a $154,000 grant to accelerate production as part of the Bioenterprise Fertilizer Accelerating Solutions & Technology Challenge.