The CAAR Communicator

August Issue – See All

Fertilizer Canada Working in Partnership with Ag Retailers

Clyde Graham recently spoke about how Fertilizer Canada is working in partnership with ag retailers, several programs and partnerships to promote sustainability.

Attracting New Employees

As Director of and, Kathryn Doan works on leading and developing companies’ business offerings and connecting people to career opportunities across the whole ag value chain.

The Value of Ag Tech to the Retail Channel

At the 2021 Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Conference, Todd Ormann recently spoke about his business and commercial development with global Telus Agriculture partners and the value of ag tech to the retail channel.

Value of Ag Retail Voice to Advocacy. CAAR, its members, speakers and editorial are our voice

As an independent retailer TerraLink is regularly looking for information on what is happening at both the regulatory and the industry level. Located in the Lower Mainland of BC we are distant from the mainstream ag focused provinces and in south coastal BC there are only a few key dealers who keenly compete against each other, so basically, we are on our own.

Carbon Tax Update: Impact on the Canadian Ag Industry

Understanding the Carbon Tax

Carbon taxes have a large impact on the profitability and operations of businesses. Jeff Harrison, CPA, CMA, Indirect Tax Partner at MNP LLP recently gave an update on what the carbon tax is and how it might impact the agriculture industry in the future.

CAAR Congratulates Jeff Holmes Winner of the CAAR Retailer Hall of Fame Award.

The Retailer Hall of Fame award was established in 2008 as the “lifetime achievement award” for our industry. This award recognizes an individual who has consistently demonstrated exceptional performance and dedication over time. Jeff Holmes of Holmes Agro is this year’s winner of the CAAR Retailer Hall of Fame Award. 

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CAAR has recently been made aware of necessary clarifications to the Nurse Tank Safety Program (NTSP) Quality Control Manual, revision 5.3.

More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The European Union Commission plans to issue an 18 month extension for glyphosate, after EU member states failed to reach a consensus on authorization renewal.

Corn growers in Ontario and Quebec have a powerful new tool to maximize their seed investment with effective protection against key insect pests.

The effort to help Fort McMurray residents rebuild their homes and community received a colourful boost from Co-op today.

Agri-retailers and producers enjoyed sun, fun and festival activities on Tuesday, all the while gaining valuable knowledge about innovations, industry trends and best practices in canola farming.