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Retailer Hall of Fame: Wayne Deschouwer

CAAR’s 2018 Retailer Hall of Fame award, sponsored by Univar Canada, was presented in memory of Wayne Deschouwer, who was taken from family, friends and Manitoba’s agriculture community far too soon when he passed away on Oct. 1, 2018, at the age of 63.

New Product Segment Brings New Opportunities

Retailers are helping their customers learn the ins and outs of plant growth regulators.

A Shared Responsibility

Retailers play an important role in farmer education.

Retailer of the Year: South Country Co-op

South Country Co-op (South Country) prides itself on its commitment to creating safe and productive workplaces. The company is known for investing highly in its staff and empowers team members to take ownership and make decisions in the best interests of their fellow employees and their customers. This has paid off enormously for the organization, through staff retention, customer loyalty and, now, winning CAAR’s 2018 Retailer of the Year award, sponsored by Bayer CropScience Inc.

Developing Deeper Relationships

When a customer looks to you, their retailer, as a trusted resource, opportunities are created to build a relationship that is mutually beneficial to both parties. You help them, and they help you.

Agronomist of the Year: Taralea Simpson

Taralea Simpson is a farmer, a mother, an entrepreneur, a passionate “agvocate” and CAAR’s 2018 Agronomist of the Year. Sponsored by Simplot, the award recognizes a CAAR member agronomist who consistently exceeds expectations through dedication to their field and their agronomic knowledge.

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Ontario’s seed treatment restrictions mean farmers will have to prove the existence of wireworms in order to use neonicotinoids.

As he departs his position, Gerry Ritz looks back at this ups and downs of his time as Canada’s 33rd agriculture minister.

Alberta’s farms have been suffering from the spread of fusarium, which has resulted in reduced yields across the province in recent years.

Mike Mack, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Syngenta, has announced his intention to leave the company at the end of October 2015.

The Western Producer reports on the campaign promises made during this election season. Key ag platforms are being revealed more quietly than in previous years.

CleanFARMS is bringing their free obsolete medications and pesticides collection program to selected sites in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Persistent dry conditions in India, the world’s top pulse producer and consumer, has driven up the demand for Canadian crops.