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The CAAR Communicator

April Issue – See All

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.

The State of Canadian Retail Businesses

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

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.

 

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.”

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.

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.

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CAAR constantly supports Canada’s ag retail sector and provide members training, allowing members to access in-person and online training and conferences specifically for Ag Retailers.

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According to recent yield models using satellite imagery, Canadian farmers are projected to harvest more corn for grain, but less wheat, canola, soybeans, barley, and oats.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) recently hosted a virtual presentation regarding the 2021 Medium Term Outlook (MTO) for Canadian and international agricultural markets.

The MTO is an analytical tool that provides a baseline projection for supply and disposition of major crops, livestock, dairy, poultry, feed, cereal and oilseed sectors over a ten-year period, 2020-2030, based on current policies, macroeconomic and agricultural market environment.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will host a virtual presentation regarding the 2021 Medium Term Outlook (MTO) for Canadian and international agricultural markets.

The MTO is an analytical tool that provides a baseline projection for supply and disposition of major crops, livestock, dairy, poultry, feed, cereal and oilseed sectors over a ten-year period, 2020-2030, based on current policies, macroeconomic and agricultural market environment.

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The CAAR Board of Directors, Committees and Staff thank all CAAR Members for supporting the association.

As a member-driven and a not-for-profit association representing Canada’s ag retailers, every member makes a difference and strengthens the voice of CAAR. 

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For over 40 years the Canadian agribusiness community has looked to AGRIWEEK for reliable information about developments and trends in this exciting and vital industry.

CAAR members can now receive complimentary access to the latest issue of their newsletter.

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Every year for the past 32 years, Cleanfarms calculates the rolling three-year average recycling rate of agricultural pesticide and fertilizer containers that are 23L and smaller.

The great news is that the 2020 recycling calculated rate shows another major surge in recycling these containers in 2020 at 76% compared to 71% in 2019. This sets an all-time record for recycling empty ag plastic jugs in Canada.