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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.

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. 

Fitting Foliars into the 4Rs

Choosing the right source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place works well in traditional soil fertilizer application, but can the principles of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program be applied to foliar fertilizer?

A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

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

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.

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) has officially launched. This year's theme is Keeping Kids Safe.

Ag More Than Ever has shared a new video that encourages everyone in the agriculture community to tell their story about how Canadian food is made.

The new BeeConnected app, developed by CropLife Australia and adapted for Canadian use by CropLife Canada and the Canadian Honey Council, aims to help protect local bee populations by acting as a conduit between farmers and beekeepers.

Every year corn farmers face the risk of costly plant diseases that can significantly reduce their yields and profitability.

Farmers in Alberta returned 70,737 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 2,162 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through CleanFARMS' obsolete collection campaign this year.

CAAR wants to hear from YOU! Reply to the CAAR Conference survey by tomorrow for your chance to win a $50 VISA gift card.

CAAR welcomed a few new faces to the board of directors at the AGM, held during the recent CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, Sask.