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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 to provide your input and help shape the future of CAAR. 

Industry Trends

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

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?

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.

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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Ontario’s seed treatment restrictions mean farmers will have to prove the existence of wireworms in order to use neonicotinoids.

As he departs his position, Gerry Ritz looks back at this ups and downs of his time as Canada’s 33rd agriculture minister.

Alberta’s farms have been suffering from the spread of fusarium, which has resulted in reduced yields across the province in recent years.

Mike Mack, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Syngenta, has announced his intention to leave the company at the end of October 2015.

The Western Producer reports on the campaign promises made during this election season. Key ag platforms are being revealed more quietly than in previous years.

CleanFARMS is bringing their free obsolete medications and pesticides collection program to selected sites in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Persistent dry conditions in India, the world’s top pulse producer and consumer, has driven up the demand for Canadian crops.