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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.

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.

Industry Trends

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

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.

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.

A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

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

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Monsanto Company announced on Monday the appointment of Mitch Barns to the company’s board of directors.

Tell us the story of how you tackled a business challenge or agronomic obstacle for a producer, and you could be featured in an upcoming issue of The Communicator.

Western Canada fertilizer distributor Nexus Ag Business Inc. has been acquired by Univar Canada Ltd.

Farm at Hand has announced this week that co-founders Kim Keller and Himanshu Singh will be leaving the company.

Maclean's has posted an article exploring the importance of taking a fair-handed look at GMOs, and the reasons why agriculture relies on them.

Not all countries set import Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) at the same time or at all. This may pose a trade risk. That’s why it’s wise to take steps to address concerns in key export markets.