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A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

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

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?

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.

Industry Trends

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

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.

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Ceres Global Ag. Corp, a grain storage and commodity logistics corporation, has entered an agreement with Koch Fertilizer Canada for the handling of dry fertilizer products at a new storage facility in Northgate, Sask.

Farm at Hand, provider of farm data management solutions, is merging with FarmLink, a leader in grain marketing in western Canada.

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has made public the mandate letters to his newly-appointed cabinet ministers.

Second extension granted for MB fertilizer application deadline to midnight Nov. 19

Cathy and Bill Vitucci of Wellandport, Ontario have been recognized as the grand prize winners of The Great Ontario Clean Farms Challenge.

Trimble has signed a deal to acquire Alberta’s Agri-Trend, combining the former’s arsenal of precision technologies with the latter’s experience in agronomy, grain marketing, farm business and data management.

Manitoba winter nutrient application deadline extended to midnight on Nov. 14.