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The CAAR Communicator

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Get to Know the CAAR Board: Blaine Cochrane

CAAR Communicator chatted with Blaine Cochrane, Sales Manager with Shur-Gro Farm Services in Brandon, Manitoba to learn about the person and career, his leadership within the ag retail sector, and why he decided to become a part of the CAAR Board team. Oh, and something about mountains.

CAAR Communicator: Alarm Bells are Ringing

An announcement by the Government of Canada of a delay in changing glyphosate MRLs and its new financial investment in PMRA has the agricultural community worried of a new slippery slope—politics.

The New Clean Fuel Standard - How does it impact agriculture?

Soon to be part of our landscape to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Canadian Fuel Standard will affect every Canadian on the grid. CAAR provides information on how it came to be, and how it will work.

It is Time to Stop the Fear Mongering

Growing with marketing campaigns of agriculture food products in Canada and internationally is the increased utilization of fear as a marketing weapon. Statements of non-GMO, grass fed only, organic and antibiotic-free create doubt and fear in the minds of the consumer. Are the products I purchase and consume less nutritious or harmful to our families?

CAAR Communicator: The Power of Technology

New study shows how advanced technology farming can provide environmental and financial benefits.

Agroecology: Who's definition is it?

Despite being the trendy buzzword in agriculture, agroecology is defined differently by country and organization. Even Canada has multiple visions.

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Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time for everyone to come together to celebrate Canadian agriculture, share pride in the industry and draw a closer connection between the food we eat and the people who produce it.

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Canadian Agriculture Safety Week is March 14-20, 2021. This year’s theme, 'Lead an AgSafe Canada', focuses on how to lead your community, your farm, and your family in farm safety. 

Keep reading for ways your retail can celebrate Ag Safety Week and bring awareness to CASA's annual initiative. 

Read the February 2021 CAAR Communicator – available online now! The last issue of the CAAR Communicator before the annual CAAR Conference gives you the scoop on the virtual event from Feb. 9-11, plus important announcements from CAAR’s board chair and staff, along with a follow-up on DOT, acquired by Raven last year. Keep reading for more on what you can expect from this edition!

CAAR board and staff share with members a look at what their association’s priorities are for 2021.

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The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference three-day agenda has been developed by the conference committee who knows what ag retailers need and includes relevant and engaging topics as well as virtual networking opportunities throughout the day.

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With virtual attendee passes starting at $125 and the potential to earn up to 10 CEU credits, the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is great value and a must-attend event for all ag retailers.