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Quantifying Sustainable Practices

The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is helping their farmer customers identify attainable improvements in their operations that will contribute to overall improved farm sustainability and documenting these improvements in a meaningful way through their Grown With Purpose (GWP) program.

Industry Trends

Canadian fertilizer shipments and farm operations expenses continue to grow year over year.

Reaching Out to Retailers

In October 2020, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) launched an online member survey tailored exclusively to the retail members of the association. Click here to complete the survey and provide your input to help shape the future of CAAR. 

Tours and Tradeshows Take Virtual Format

In the summer of 2019, sales reps, retailers and farmers gathered at demonstration plots across the country, taking advantage of the opportunity to see in person how crop inputs work in the field and to build relationships. What a difference a year makes.

A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

There is a major disparity in the access to Canadian telecommunications and internet services between urban and rural communities.

To Become Different

The definition of change as a verb is “to make or become different.” Life is full of changes – personally and professionally. When a big change happens, we like to follow it up by saying, “When things get back to normal.” Normal is conforming to a standard, and after a change, really there is no “getting back to” because things are different.

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CAAR advises all Manitoba members and producers information regarding restrictions on winter nutrient application from the Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development website.

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Featuring educational keynote and concurrent sessions, the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference offers valuable opportunities to engage with retailers, exhibitors, and industry reps from the industry, and resources for ag retailers to evolve and provide the best service for their customers.

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The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) launched its annual conference, “Lead an AgSafe Canada” virtually on October 29th, featuring a four-part speaker series, hosted each Thursday through to November 19th. 

All speaker sessions are FREE and approximately 90 minutes in length. 

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Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions believes that understanding the agriculture industry’s needs is essential to providing insurance solutions that businesses can trust.

In partnership with agricultural experts, Western has developed the Crop Inputs Insurance Program, providing commercial insurance solutions that are specific to crop inputs dealers and custom applicators.

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As the world seeks to sustainably grow food from a decreasing land base, farmers will rely on fertilizer to increase production efficiency while conserving our soil, water, and air.

To meet this challenge, farmers will require more than just new and innovative technologies; they will require incentives for understanding and implementing the core principles and practices of sustainable agriculture.

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With the 2021 CAAR Conference going virtual due to COVID-19, the Pro-Ag Investments Auction will be hosted online over three days from February 9-11, 2021.

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The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is a great platform to host your virtual booth and engage with a wider audience to showcase products and services and help drive your business forward.