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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.

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.

By The Numbers

 

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.

 

Changes to Pesticide & Fertilizer Container Collection Programs in Alberta & Manitoba

Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide & fertilizer container recycling program undergoes a big change in Alberta and Manitoba.

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.

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P.E.I.’s longest-serving MP, Lawrence MacAulay, has been appointed to Justin Trudeau’s cabinet as the new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food.

The Crop Management Forum is a one-day event designed to bring you the latest developments in agronomic practices and technologies.

Monsanto’s Climate Corporation has announced a partnership with Deere & Company to deliver the latest in precision and digital agriculture technologies to farmers.

The CAAR Conference is an invaluable marketing, sales, and networking opportunity that only comes around once a year. Luckily, sponsorship positions are still available for this highly anticipated event that brings together agri-retail professionals from across the country.

In case you missed it, here’s our collection of stories covering the Liberal victory, as told by agriculture publications.

The CAAR Conference is now open for registration to attendees across the country. This event – tailored by CAAR to help agri-retailers unlock their potential for success – will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from February 16-18, 2015.

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