ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
The Communicator

February Issue – See All

Nurture Minds for New Solutions

Of all the stories we get to tell in this magazine, some of my favourites are those that appear in our sustainability department. These articles tend to deal with topics that take place at the intersection of advancements in technology and appreciation of a precious resource.

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.

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.

Taking the Lead with NH3

CAAR has helped members weather regulatory changes for 25 years.

When the members of the Western Fertilizer and Chemical Dealers Association (WFCDA) voted to form a national organization, they sought to achieve more clout with regulators. The new organization would be better positioned to help ensure decision makers considered the agri-retailer perspective when creating policy that would affect their businesses. No issue illustrates this better than the ongoing work CAAR has done on behalf of its members regarding anhydrous ammonia (NH3) regulations.

Member Login

Follow Us

A agricultural research station in Thunder Bay, Ontario has been given more time to come up with a long-term operating plan.

CAAR's Annual General Meeting will take place Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at TCU Place, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST. This meeting is open to all retailer members of CAAR (primary locations only).

CAAR's SGI permit of approval to Saskatchewan anhydrous ammonia or fertilizer distributors to tow applicator tanks or fertilizer spreaders has been updated for 2016.

The staff of CAAR would like to wish all of its members and their families a happy, healthy, prosperous and productive holiday season.

Please note that the CAAR offices will be closed for the holiday break starting Thursday, December 24, 2015 and re-opening for the new year on Monday, January 4, 2016.

- The CAAR Staff

Vive Crop Protection has announced a partnership with Arysta LifeScience to bring to market high-performance crop protection technology combined with key active ingredients.

The Alberta government's controversial farm safety Bill passed on December 10th. The government will now begin to consult with farmers and industry groups to determine how the occupational health and safety regulations will be implemented.

The two agriculture giants have reached an agreement for a merger of equals, with a combined market capitalization of approximately $130 billion.