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3 - A three-person panel discussed the MRL challenges, changes and government actions during CAAR’s 2022 conference. This article provides an overview of the discussion between stakeholders Gord Kurbis of the Canada Grain Council, Teri Stewart of CropLife Canada, and ADM Manon Bombardier of the PMRA.

5 - The number of suggestions from HR guru Derek Rolstone of Stone HR Strategies, on how your agri-retail company can ensure employee retention coming out of the pandemic.

11 - The number of Canadians dying every day by suicide. The Honourable Mike Lake MP provides his views on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed within the farm sectors and agri-retail workplace.

23 - The pesticide and fertilizer jug size (23L) that the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba state that agri-retailers must now collect after customer use for proper disposal by Cleanfarms.

42 - A percentage of ag businesses that have reported normal sales—a peek inside the disruptive presence of Covid-19 on the Canadian economy.

384 - This is the percentage increase NH3 fertilizer saw over a 15-month span. Josh Linville of StoneX Financial provides a detailed analysis of the global factors that drove the price of nitrogen fertilizers through the proverbial roof

30,000,000 - This number reflects tonnage of Canadian crop production lost in 2021 over the previous year due to drought, heavy rains, etc. For the western economy, this resulted in a loss of ~$11.5-billion.

 

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.”

CAAR 2022 Conference Recap: MRL Panel Discussion

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

The State of Canadian Retail Businesses

 A deep dive into concerns of farmers and agri-businesses.

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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CAAR, and sister association the Canadian Seed Growers Association (CSGA) are pleased to announce the launch of our latest project: The Investing in Certified Seed eLearning Program.

So you missed your chance to register online for the CAAR Conference. You’re not out of luck!

Health Canada announced earlier this week that they will stop granting conditional pesticide registrations, in a move towards transparency in their regulatory decisions.

When you bring your staff to the CAAR Conference, you’re gaining more than a team building getaway that strengthens your ability to work together. 

Farmers are doing more with less, and carrying on the important work they have done for centuries. However, their social license to produce the world's food is being threatened by consumer misconceptions.

Last week's Western Canadian Crop Production Show saw Monsanto BioAg representative Ryan Bartlett speak on the topic of microbials and their possibilities for the future of farming.

If the CAAR Conference gives agri-retailers the key to unlock their potential, the pre-conference Retail Management Workshop will give retail location owners and managers an all-access pass to the specific essentials of running a retail location.