The Communicator

August 2023 Issue – See All

How green are rail customers?

Rail transport is quick and easy, but CN’s new tool tells you how to calculate its GHG emissions.

The pros and cons of transporting

A look at the four primary modes of transportation—their pluses and minuses.

Acting locally, thinking globally

The strike affecting BC ports could have global ramifications.

Canada dry—and not the good kind

A not-so-refreshing look at the drought conditions affecting most Canadian farming sectors.

Breeding better cows to reduce GHG emissions

A new project to breed low-methane burping cows will reduce GHG emissions without affecting milk production.

Bills, bills, bills

A look at recent Canadian bills and their effect on the ag industry.

BC port strike. Does anyone truly benefit in the long run?

As of July 1, 2023, more than 7,000 port workers across British Columbia went on strike.

The Benefits of Flexible Work

Embracing flexibility in the agricultural retail industry will create a better work environment.

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CAAR’s staff and board of directors would like to wish our members and their families a safe and peaceful holiday season. Office hours will be amended during the holidays.

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CAAR is delighted to announce Johnathan Berkshire Miller will be a keynote speaker at the 2023 CAAR Conference in February.  

Will You Be a Donor or Bidder or both for the Pro-Ag Investments auction?

The 2023 CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction is back! The online auction will take place during the 2023 CAAR Conference. Last year the Auction raised $75,000. 

2023 CAAR Conference: Challenges & Opportunities Ahead

Registration for the 2023 CAAR Conference Challenges & Opportunities Ahead! is now open.   

J. R. Simplot acquires G-Mac Ag Team

Saskatchewan based G-Mac’s AgTeam with its 15 retail locations has been acquired by J.R. Simplot, an agribusiness whose head office is in Boise, ID, USA. 

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In case you missed the member alert last week, CAAR advises all Manitoba members and producers that there is no provincial variance in effect. Nutrients cannot be applied on or after November 10, 2022, due to expectation of snow cover, frozen soils and below freezing temperatures.

Cleanfarms Collecting Unwanted Old Ag Pesticides this Fall

In June 2022, Quebec’s Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques passed the Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises.