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Ah, Artemesia absinthium. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of being acquainted with absinth wormwood, you’ll likely never forget it. Many describe the plant by its appearance and odor, both likened to pasture sage. Absinth’s odor is strong, however, and in my experience, the pollen profoundly irritates the respiratory system. In fact, you can quite…

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The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) has announced Kevin Pawlowski as the president of its board of directors. According to a news release, Pawlowski brings 30 years of industry experience to the table. He previously worked as a field representative for CNH Capital (previously Case Credit), and later moved to Farmers Equipment company, a two-store Case IH dealership in northwestern…

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At the AgSmart event this year, Kubota Canada teased farmers with what’s to come in the new year. The Fastbale was on display and, although not available to the public just yet, many were seen eyeing up the new baling…

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