CAAR’s staff and board of directors would like to wish our members and their families a safe and restful holiday season.

Our office will be closed from December 23 through January 3. We will re-open on January 6, 2020 with regular office hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

The December Communicator is here – check your mailbox or read online at caar.org/the-communicator. The final issue of 2019 is packed with valuable information and expert insight to take your retail into the next decade.

CAAR is pleased to announce that it has received an Equivalency Certificate from Transport Canada which provides certain variances from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B622 Standard related to pressure testing of nurse and application tanks.

The 2019 Canola Discovery Forum hosted by the Manitoba Canola Growers Association in Winnipeg, MB, brought together researchers and industry from throughout the canola value chain to discuss the role Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plays in canola production, and how the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is working to reach the goal of 52 bu/acre average canola production by 2025.

Read more for some of the highlights on the weed management component of IPM.

“Over one-third of the Earth’s soils are already degraded and over 90 per cent could become degraded by 2050.” 

This is just one of the statistics that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hoping to turn around through its World Soil Day campaign.

Take in an outstanding lineup of speaker presentations covering a diverse range of topics relevant to ag retailers at the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, SK.

Craig Klemmer, principal agricultural economist with Farm Credit Canada will be sharing his presentation “Trade, Dollar and Interest Rates: What Does it Mean for the Health of Canadian Agriculture?” on Thursday, Feb. 13. Click to read more about what retailers can expect to take away from this presentation.

Join more than 14,000 Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and bring added value to your grower customers by taking the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) exam. The next exam will be administered on Feb. 7, 2020.