The CAAR Communicator

April Issue – See All

The Fertilizer Market – What Happened and Where It Is Going

An examination of the fertilizer market provided by Josh Linville of StoneX Financial looking at the global markets, political intrigue, weather, and, yes, Covid.

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.

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.

The State of Canadian Retail Businesses

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

Executive Director's Message: Green Climate Plan Hits at Synthetic Fertilizers

From the April issue of CAAR Communicator: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada chose to release a discussion document: Reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada’s agriculture sector, on end of day March 4, 2022. The discussion document progresses the next steps of the December 2020, Government of Canada Strengthened Climate Plan, “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy.”

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.

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Group Benefits Consulting of Canada is your one-stop shop for employee benefit plans and consulting, insurance products and business solutions to help your operation run smoothly and efficiently.

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Do you have a team member you want to recognize that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship? Introduced in 2013, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award recognizes a team at one CAAR member location that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship into their business practices. Nominate someone from your team today!

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Wednesday,October 13, 2021 CAAR encourages members to celebrate Global Fertilizer Day. Fertilizer significantly increases the amount of food that can be safely grown per acre and experts say this allows two out of five people around the world to have access to a reliable food supply.

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As previously announced by CAAR in a Member Alert last week, the Safety and the Farmer course is disabled as of September 29. Training curriculum, self-testing means, and certificates issued do not change. CAAR will redirect training to Fertilizer Canada's website.

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By now you and your team should have received the CAAR Communicator October issue.The October 2021 issue of The CAAR Communicator magazine is now available in print and online.

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CAAR is delighted to announce two of the speakers for the 2022 CAAR Conference which will be held February 8-10, 2022, in Edmonton. Chuck Penner, from Leftfield Commodities, will give an overview of the Commodity Markets, and Karen Haugen-Kozyra, from Viresco Solutions, will discuss the Canadian Carbon Credit Market. One of CAAR’s greatest membership advantages is bringing CAAR members together so be sure to mark the dates on your calendar!

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CAAR is delighted to announce more speakers for the 2022 CAAR Conference which will be held February 8-10, 2022, in Edmonton.  The theme of the conference is Resilience: Adapt & Advance., and will feature Michael Kirwin, Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the largest independent business association in Canada. Josh Linville, Director of Fertilizer for StoneX Financial Inc., has also been announced. Be sure to mark the conference dates on your calendar!