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The CAAR Communicator

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2021-22 Membership Renewal is Underway

CAAR would like to thank all members who have already paid their membership fees for 2021-22!

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.

The Value of Benchmarking Your Business

Benchmarking is the process of comparing and measuring business processes and performance metrics to industry leaders which will help the organization take action to improve its own structure.

Nutrien’s Evolving Culture of Care

Jeremy Mollet, who works for the Safety, Health, and Environmental Leadership Team at Nutrien shared an overview of Nutrien’s culture, areas of focus, and significant actions relating to safety at the 2021 Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Conference in February.

Attracting New Employees

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

Continued Evolution of Canadian Agribusiness and Associations

The business environment is changing for Canadian agribusiness, and so too membership associations are being driven to change to accommodate members. Agribusinesses are increasingly beginning to scrutinize which associations they choose to be part of and support. This has more to do with their time constraints and value added, rather than annual dues and participation costs. Selection of membership associations is now more based on alignment with members’ strategic goals and representation and support of the ag industry.

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Emerson Csorba, director of Gen Y Inc., and recent speaker at the 2016 CAAR Conference, recently wrote about recruiting a younger generation into the agricultural workforce for The Globe and Mail.

Glencore announced Wednesday the sale of a 40% stake of their agribusiness to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) division of Health Canada invites the public to submit written comments on the Special Review of 2,4-D: Proposed Decision for Consultation.

Kasco Manufacturing is now offering a new agricultural seeder in 8’ or 10’ working width with high capacity seed hoppers.

The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) officially begins issuing cash advances today for the 2016-17 Advance Payments Program (APP). A cash advance provides farmers with cash flow from crop or livestock commodities that have not yet been sold and, in many cases, not yet planted.

The Ag Women’s Network (AWN) is proud to unveil their new brand identity and organizational structure to reflect the network’s evolution.

CAAR is pleased to offer members an exclusive look at the ideas, insights and information shared during the 2016 CAAR Conference.