CAAR recently participated in the Pulse Value MRL Working Group, a meeting to review the market risk of new pesticide products coming to market, and/or products currently on the market that have experienced an MRL change in a major export market. The results of the review are communicated through the Keep it Clean product advisory for the 2022 growing season.
CAAR also participated in the Cereals MRL Assessment Committee meeting. This meeting assessed the trade risks for pest control products of interest proposed for use in the 2022 growing season, per the Canada Grains Council Domestic Use Policy. The Policy and the assessment committees organized under it strive to provide an appropriate balance between enabling the commercialization of innovative and new chemistry/crop use pattern pest control products to keep farmers competitive, while ensuring that Canadian exports are not exposed to unacceptable trade risks.
The Association also attended a virtual meeting hosted by the Canada Grain Council to review concerns with the August 2021 Health Canada announcement to pause proposed increases to Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs). The announcement also inserts politics into what should strictly be a science and risk-based decision-making process and the announced measures constitute the first-ever political intervention in a longstanding system of impartial scientific decisions made by the PMRA.
Working with Fertilizer Canada and industry, CAAR reviewed the Fertilizer Canada/MNP study of proposed yield reductions/revenue loss due to mandated reduction in fertilizer use to reduce GHG emissions. We also worked with the Liquid Storage Working Group on the development of a Canadian liquid fertilizer storage code of practice including language development, scope, timeframe, and request for input to stakeholders.
Join the CAAR Board - Nominations Now Open
Do you want to represent your fellow retailers and contribute to the strength of the industry? Take your involvement with CAAR to the next level by joining the CAAR Board of Directors! CAAR is accepting nominations for its 2022-23 Board of Directors. If you are interested in putting your name forward or nominating someone you feel would be a great asset to the CAAR Board, go to caar.org and submit your nomination today. CAAR Board of Director seats avail-able: Retailer - Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec/Maritimes. We look forward to including more representation on the board and strengthening the Association.
BE SAFE, STAY SAFE
Providing training to over 3,000 individuals in over 250 companies, CAAR offers exclusive programs to specifically meet the needs of the ag retailer and ensure they have the information to stay safe and succeed.
CAAR is also committed to safety and regulatory compliance assistance, offering members access to continuing education programs to maintain status as a trusted resource for your customers.
Here is a list of CAAR’s affordable online and in-person training programs:
- Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification
- Anhydrous Ammonia: Safety & the Farmer – TDG Certification
- TDG Fundamentals: Retailer TDG Certification
- WHMIS 2015 Complete
- Nurse Tank Safety Program
- Investing in Certified Seed
- CCA Examiner
Note that in-person training is postponed indefinitely.
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- April 2022 Issue of CAAR Communicator Available Online Now The April 2022 CAAR Communicator is now also available online in case you missed the print version. The cover story reviews the cost of fertilizer pricing in the Crop Market Outlook article -- just one of the many...
- Disaster Recovery Planning When disaster strikes, are you ready to get your business back up and running with minor disruption? Learn how to prepare with some advance planning. Fire, tornado, flooding, hurricanes and even strong winds and p...
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