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CAAR 2020 and Beyond

CAAR has completed year one of its long-term strategic plan, developed in fall 2018 to guide the association’s focus and direction. As we prepare to embark on the next phase of our long-term strategy, we also enter a new decade of supporting agri-retailers influencing world class food production.

Interactive Agronomy

Digital connectedness is changing the agronomic conversation. 

Prairie Certified Crop Adviser (PCCA) Board chair Kelly Boles says Canadian farmers are increasingly turning to Twitter with queries on many different aspects of crop production, from insect identification to grain drying.

The Year Ahead

A look at CAAR’s plans and priorities for 2020.

CAAR’s staff, board of directors and committee groups are putting in the work to ensure the association is well-equipped at all levels to provide valuable services and dependable support to its members in the next year, and throughout the new decade.

Making Canada's Fertilizer Industry Safer Through our World-Class Codes of Practice

SPONSORED BY FERTILIZER CANADA: Over the years, Fertilizer Canada has developed world-class safety and security programs through eLearning and Codes of Practice to complement the safety initiatives of our members. Safety is the number one priority of the fertilizer industry. Our members work to ensure that every day their employees and facilities meet stringent requirements for a safe workplace as they work to make products which help feed the world. This commitment is upheld beyond the boundaries of their sites as they work with first responders to ensure the safety of their communities and educate their customers on proper use of the product.

Ensuring Soil Health to Feed the World

SPONSORED BY FERTILIZER CANADA: Fertilizer is one of nature’s most complex and beneficial resources, as it allows soil to become more productive and yield better crops. Without it, we simply couldn’t produce enough corn, wheat, rice, or other crops needed to feed the world’s population. Faced with a growing global population, less arable land, and environmentally-conscious consumers, farmers are looking for ways to grow more crops on the same land while protecting the environment. It’s a tall order to be sure, but farmers are up to the challenge.

A Circular Solution

Closing the loop on nutrient use is becoming a common conversation in the fertilizer sector.

To help meet the future food demands of a growing population, the fertilizer industry is starting to look more seriously at closing the loop on nutrient use.

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On Wednesday, Feb. 4, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in Auckland, New Zealand.

A special meeting for all of the Members of the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (the “Corporation”) will be held immediately following the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (CST) at TCU Place, 35-22nd Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for the following purposes:

The Communicator – CAAR’s flagship publication of news and perspectives from Canada’s agri-retail industry – has a brand new look and format, and will be hitting mailboxes this week.

Users can access pesticide labels from their electronic device

Health Canada has launched a new mobile app that allows users to access pesticide labels that have been registered for use in Canada.

CAAR, and sister association the Canadian Seed Growers Association (CSGA) are pleased to announce the launch of our latest project: The Investing in Certified Seed eLearning Program.

So you missed your chance to register online for the CAAR Conference. You’re not out of luck!

Health Canada announced earlier this week that they will stop granting conditional pesticide registrations, in a move towards transparency in their regulatory decisions.