An international group of independent journalists has named Fendt’s new Vario as Tractor of the Year 2020, for its level of connectivity, combined with several mechanical attributes. “Here we combine connectivity, smart farming, as well, with complete efficiency,” says Fendt’s Edward Snieder. The Vario 942 features a 6-cylinder, 9-litre MAN engine, optimized to deliver high… Read More

Today, on RealAg Radio: The agronomics of falling number, and thinking ahead to 2020, with Jeremy Boychyn of the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission’s; Weed resistance in Australia, with Hugh Beckie, of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative; An update on western bean cutworm and corn earworm in Ontario, with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and… Read More

The Alberta Barley Commission and Alberta Wheat Commission recently integrated their management teams, and now, for 2020, they’re looking for direction by members on whether amalgamating the board of directors should also happen. “That would be a combined Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission,” says Tom Steve, general manager of both the commissions. “I think it’s… Read More

The USDA released its latest cattle on feed report for December 1, 2019. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totalled 12 million head, that’s up 2% year-over-year. Placements in feedlots during November totalled 2.09 million head, 5 per cent… Read More

It takes a special occasion for a Massey Ferguson to roll off the line in something other than the signature red. The 50th anniversary of the moon landing, it seems, is momentous enough. At this year’s Agritechnica, AGCO’s Massey Ferguson brand showcased a white Massey Ferguson concept tractor, the Next. Benoit Modde, with Massey Ferguson,… Read More

 

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