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We Need to Talk About Mental Wellness

A frank discussion by the Honourable Mike Lake MP on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed and not ignored.

CAAR 2022 Conference Recap: MRL Panel Discussion

Science and evidence-based data, timeliness, transparency, and clarity of language key factors.

Changes to Pesticide & Fertilizer Container Collection Programs in Alberta & Manitoba

Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide & fertilizer container recycling program undergoes a big change in Alberta and Manitoba.

Executive Director's Message: Green Climate Plan Hits at Synthetic Fertilizers

From the April issue of CAAR Communicator: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada chose to release a discussion document: Reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada’s agriculture sector, on end of day March 4, 2022. The discussion document progresses the next steps of the December 2020, Government of Canada Strengthened Climate Plan, “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy.”

2022 Crop Market Outlook

LeftField Commodity Research founder provides an overview of the 2022 Canadian crop market as a thank-you to joining CAAR as a Perk$ Partner.

The Fertilizer Market – What Happened and Where It Is Going

An examination of the fertilizer market provided by Josh Linville of StoneX Financial looking at the global markets, political intrigue, weather, and, yes, Covid.

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Thumnail for Cleanfarms collections this fall

Cleanfarms has announced the locations of its next regional events to collect unwanted, old agricultural pesticides and obsolete livestock, equine and poultry medications to help farmers safety dispose of these agricultural materials in an environmentally friendly and responsible way. The products are safely disposed of through high temperature incineration.

Thumnail for What We Heard Report

CAAR participated in Manitoba’s Pre-FPT Agriculture and Food Industry Meeting in June in preparation for the July 2021 Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting. FPT agriculture Ministers will be meeting again in September. 

Thumnail for Keep it Clean 2021 Pre-Harvest Tips

CAAR members are encouraged to participate in the following Keep it Clean Pre-Harvest Tips Webinar for timely pre-harvest tips and tools to protect the marketability of Canada’s canola, cereal and pulse crops on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 11AM CDT (10 a.m. CST & MDT).

Thumnail for January 2022 Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice

Fertilizer Canada’s Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice has already been updated for January 2022 and is now available for download. The Ammonia Code provides uniform safety and security practices for the safe handling and storage of anhydrous ammonia at ag-retail facilities across Canada.

Thumnail for January 2022 Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice

Reminder, as reported in the last issue of the newsletter, Fertilizer Canada’s Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice has already been updated for January 2022 and is now available for download. The Ammonia Code provides uniform safety and security practices for the safe handling and storage of anhydrous ammonia at ag-retail facilities across Canada.

Thumnail for AWSA COVID-19 protocol

The Agrichemical Warehouse Standards Association (AWSA) has released a Revised COVID-19 Auditing Policy. Effective August 1, 2021 audits can be completed either virtually or in-person.

Thumnail for CAAR Communicator August Issue

By now you and your team should have received the CAAR Communicator August issue.The August 2021 issue of The CAAR Communicator magazine is now available in print and online.