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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.

 

CAAR 2022 Conference Recap: MRL Panel Discussion

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

The A, R and E of Employee Retention

The good, the bad and the ugly—how COVID-19 has affected the way we run our businesses.

We Need to Talk About Mental Wellness

A frank discussion by the Honourable Mike Lake MP on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed and not ignored.

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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The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has reached a milestone of one million acres in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB).

The Federal Growing Together 2 program and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) have announced an expansion of the province's network of automated weather stations.

On behalf of Garth Whyte, President & CEO of Fertilizer Canada

Effective December 31, 2015 Fertilizer Canada’s Agricultural Ammonium Nitrate Code of Practice is in full force. The press release issued January 4, 2016 can be found here.

A agricultural research station in Thunder Bay, Ontario has been given more time to come up with a long-term operating plan.

CAAR's Annual General Meeting will take place Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at TCU Place, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST. This meeting is open to all retailer members of CAAR (primary locations only).

CAAR's SGI permit of approval to Saskatchewan anhydrous ammonia or fertilizer distributors to tow applicator tanks or fertilizer spreaders has been updated for 2016.

The staff of CAAR would like to wish all of its members and their families a happy, healthy, prosperous and productive holiday season.

Please note that the CAAR offices will be closed for the holiday break starting Thursday, December 24, 2015 and re-opening for the new year on Monday, January 4, 2016.

- The CAAR Staff