CAAR Communicator

By The Numbers

7 - In a seller’s market, job candidates may try to interview the company for job fit. See the seven questions you could be asked. See Page 12.

10 - Meet your 2022-23 CAAR Board of Directors. See Page 26.

12 - This is the percentage of surveyed Canadian farmers who indicated they would reduce planting next season owing to high fertilizer costs. See Page 13.

69 - As the fifth-largest source of GHG emissions per the Canada Energy Regulator, the ag sector is responsible for 69 megatonnes of it. See Page 17.

77 - Even though this was an improvement from the previous week, this was the percentage of grain hopper cars delivered by CP Rail during the season’s Week 7. See Page 5.

Ag Retailers Will Lead The Emissions Reduction Plan

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The volume of perspective has significantly increased in the past three months relating to the AAFC (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) and ECCC (Environment Canada & Climate Change) discussion paper: Farm Applied Fertilizer Emission Reduction Discussion Paper comment period ending August 31.   

Canadian Agriculture. I Have Questions.

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For the past 10 years, I have set a goal of 5,000 kms of road bike cycling from April to October, which affords me thinking time, a-plenty. While focusing on the road and traffic, there are many questions I have yet to resolve regarding Canadian ag production direction, policy, and regulations, says Mitch Rezansoff, CAAR Executive Director.

Quarterly At-A-Glance (January – March 2022)

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CAAR was busy in the first quarter of 2022 - we know it's hard to keep up with everything. Learn about CAAR's activities in our first Quarterly At-A-Glance of 2022, providing an overview of how we represented and advocated on behalf of ag retailers across Canada from January to March 2022.

Executive Director's Message: Green Climate Plan Hits at Synthetic Fertilizers

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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.”