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August Issue – See All

Building Business Intelligence

“Business Intelligence” is one of the key strategic pillars that CAAR recognized as vital for its membership. CAAR is embarking on its first major undertaking toward developing this pillar by helping to facilitate the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, developed in partnership between the University of Guelph and Purdue University with input from CAAR.

Successful Supply Chain Stewardship

Industry co-operation has set a high bar for anhydrous ammonia stewardship.

4R Practices Gaining Popularity in Ontario

4R Certification is making waves by helping ag retailers demonstrate Great Lakes Stewardship.

Setting Up Shop

The Communicator profiles two newly established ag retail sites in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Panel Discussion: Farmer Forum

Three Manitoba farmers share challenges and opportunities for their farms and how they want to work with their ag retailers.

Making Stronger Connections

CAAR joins an industry-driven organization working to improve eConnectivity in ag.

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A full outline of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is slated to become public within a month, reports Reuters.com.

Operation Ag Careers – CAAR’s innovative program that will match exiting military personnel with fulfilling jobs in the ag sector – addresses a critical staffing problem identified by CAAR members.

CleanFARMS, a not-for-profit ag waste management organization, is offering a no-cost opportunity for Saskatchewan farmers to dispose of unwanted pesticides and medications.

CAAR has responded with concern regarding the proposed amendments brought forward by Fertilizer Canada to the Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice. A summary of CAAR’s submission outlining its recommendations and provided to Fertilizer Canada on October 1, 2015, is available here.

Glyphosate-resistant kochia is still relatively rare in Manitoba, but the province’s weed specialist has stated that farmers can’t afford to become complacent, The Manitoba Co-operator reports.

Grain Farmers of Ontario officials have asked for a temporary stay of the new provincial government regulations regarding neonicotinoid treated seeds.

After a dry early season, persistently poor weather has hit Saskatoon and Alberta. According to The Western Producer, frustrated farmers are reporting approximately 40% of total Western acreage that has yet to be harvested, and a poor chance that their cereals will qualify for top grades.