ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
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.
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.
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.
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.
1995 AN ASSOCIATION IS BORN:
The Western Fertilizer and Chemical Dealers Association (WFCDA) unanimously votes to dissolve the organization and transfer its funds to a new national association. With that, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers, headquartered in Winnipeg, Man., is born. Randy Wogelmuth is elected president of the CAAR board of directors; Jacqueline Ryrie is the association’s first executive director.
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.
Agronomists and agri-retailers who attended the Crop Management Forum on November 17 left with new insights into efficient nutrient practices. For many attendees, the CAAR-hosted event also delivered a better understanding of an evolving industry.
Ceres Global Ag. Corp, a grain storage and commodity logistics corporation, has entered an agreement with Koch Fertilizer Canada for the handling of dry fertilizer products at a new storage facility in Northgate, Sask.
Farm at Hand, provider of farm data management solutions, is merging with FarmLink, a leader in grain marketing in western Canada.
In an unprecedented move, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has made public the mandate letters to his newly-appointed cabinet ministers.
Cathy and Bill Vitucci of Wellandport, Ontario have been recognized as the grand prize winners of The Great Ontario Clean Farms Challenge.