Grain markets ended the week mixed as a stronger U.S. Dollar led to some profit-taking on Friday, somewhat capping the substantial gains made in soybean prices. Conversely, wheat prices were set to close positive for the week but Friday’s strength in the U.S. Dollar, profit-taking, and increasing winter wheat harvest activity turned the complex red.…
In the interest of the safety and well-being of Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) participants, family members, and CYSA volunteers, CYSA has canceled the 2020 public speaking competition due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus and potential challenges of inter-provincial travel. Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture is a national, bilingual competition that provides a platform for participants to…
In the interest of the safety and well-being of Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) participants, family members, and CYSA volunteers, CYSA has canceled the 2020 public speaking competition due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus and potential challenges of inter-provincial travel.
Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture is a national, bilingual competition that provides a platform for participants to share their opinions, ideas, and concerns about the Canadian agrifood industry in a five- to seven-minute prepared speech.
The CYSA public speaking competition has taken place each November for the last 35 years at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The competition is open to youth ages 11 to 24 with a passion for agriculture whether raised on a farm, in the country, or in the city.
For more information about CYSA visit www.cysa-joca.ca.
Lemken has announced that the company is exiting the sprayer business. The company says it plans to “strengthen its mechanical weed control, plus selective crop care business” instead. Lemken’s sprayer…
Lemken has announced that the company is exiting the sprayer business.
The company says it plans to “strengthen its mechanical weed control, plus selective crop care business” instead.
Lemken’s sprayer line-up was never sold in North America, but it does indicate the direction that some manufacturers may take due to the increased appetite for mechanical and robotic weed control in Europe.
“After over 10 years operating in this segment, we have not reached a market-relevant size. The legal requirements in each of our markets are increasing and becoming more and more disparate. This means that there is no single Lemken field spraying standard that can meet our quality standards and the variety of customer preferences, with which we could achieve a satisfactory production run,” says CEO Anthony van der Ley. “We are also seeing that, even from a consumer standpoint, the boundaries for chemical crop care products are becoming ever higher. Although we introduced several future-focused new models at the last Agritechnica, and our team is extremely motivated by the great reception, we are choosing this moment to break from our field spraying range in a responsible manner.”
Lemken acquired the Dutch hoeing technology specialist Steketee two years ago, to combine mechanical weed control with precise, selective band spraying or spot spraying.
At Agritechnica 2019, Lemken released the prototype of its first self propelled sprayer ever in the market. The Nova was the first Lemken implement to have a steering wheel.
Organizers of the World Dairy Expo have announced the 2020 edition of the show has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The largest dairy event in North America was slated to…
Organizers of the World Dairy Expo have announced the 2020 edition of the show has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The largest dairy event in North America was slated to be held September 29 to October 3, 2020, at Madison, Wisconsin.
General manager Scott Bentley says after meeting with government and public health officials it was determined holding the event this year was not feasible.
“Please know, other options were explored and considered by the World Dairy Expo executive committee and staff. However, unwaveringly, we recognize our responsibility is to maintain the health of our community and the safety of all of you as exhibitors, attendees and volunteers…” he says in a letter dated June 4, 2020.
The show brings more than 60,000 people, including many Canadians, to Madison each fall.
The 2021 edition of the World Dairy Expo is scheduled for September 28 to October 2, 2021.
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