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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.

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 to provide your input and help shape the future of CAAR. 

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Cathi Douglas

The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with Cathi Douglas to learn about her journey through the ag retail industry and involvement with the CAAR Board.

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.

Industry Trends

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

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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Based on generally unfavourable weather and snow cover conditions in Manitoba, the restriction on winter application of nitrogen and phosphorus-containing nutrient sources in Manitoba remains in effect until midnight on Sunday, April 10, 2016, and will be lifted beginning on April 11.

Emerson Csorba, director of Gen Y Inc., and recent speaker at the 2016 CAAR Conference, recently wrote about recruiting a younger generation into the agricultural workforce for The Globe and Mail.

Glencore announced Wednesday the sale of a 40% stake of their agribusiness to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) division of Health Canada invites the public to submit written comments on the Special Review of 2,4-D: Proposed Decision for Consultation.

Kasco Manufacturing is now offering a new agricultural seeder in 8’ or 10’ working width with high capacity seed hoppers.

The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) officially begins issuing cash advances today for the 2016-17 Advance Payments Program (APP). A cash advance provides farmers with cash flow from crop or livestock commodities that have not yet been sold and, in many cases, not yet planted.

The Ag Women’s Network (AWN) is proud to unveil their new brand identity and organizational structure to reflect the network’s evolution.