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In a story first posted to the Wall Street Journal, Canadian antitrust authorities are investigating some big players in the agriculture world. The Competition Bureau is reportedly looking at whether Bayer AG, Corteva Inc., and BASF violated Canadian competition law in their dealings against Farmers Business Network, which entered the Canadian market in 2018. According…

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New farm equipment sales in Canada declined again in January, according to the latest monthly sales numbers from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM.) 4-wheel drive tractor sales were down sharply from January 2019, falling from 69 to 11 units — an 84 percent drop. Overall 2-wheel drive tractor sales were only down 2.8 percent, but that was largely supported…

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A Manitoba tile drainage pipe-manufacturing facility is back in the hands of its original owners. Winkler, Man.-based Precision Land Solutions (PLS) announced today that it has re-acquired the high density…

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Five Manitoba farm groups have voted in favour of amalgamating into one entity known as the Manitoba Crop Alliance. Farmer members of the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Flax…

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Action and amalgamation: 5 highlights of CropConnect ’20

The last of the major Prairie crop conferences — the CropConnect Conference — was held at Winnipeg, Man., this week, with a sold-out crowd braving some quintessential Manitoba farm show season weather to hear from several dozen speakers, and discuss…

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Very little loving for laws and grain markets — this week in the grain markets

Grain markets didn’t find a lot of love from traders on Valentine’s Day as a red day pushed most of the complex lower for the week. Only soybeans were able to find some gains on the thinking that China will…

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Väderstad’s new central-fill technology offers increased productivity and capacity

Väderstad’s new planter offering enables operators to fill one large 3,000 L seed hopper, rather than each row unit, increasing both productivity and capacity. “It’s our new system for pressurized seed metres,” says Väderstad’s Lars Thylen, “where we have a…

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Canada’s current bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) status, as defined by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is “controlled risk.” Canada was eligible to apply to downgrade its risk status last summer, however, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it’s…

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