The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) — which consists of Sask Barley, Alberta Barley, and the Manitoba Crop Alliance — is investing $2.7 million over five years in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Crop Development Centre (CDC) through a core breeding agreement to develop barley varieties with improved agronomics, disease resistance, and end-use quality. The… Read More

Raven Industries has been a company that has hit the headlines when it comes to developing precision agriculture, and lately, acquisitions. One of Raven’s latest acquisitions has been Smart Ag, a company working on a perception system that allows machines to “see” their environment and avoid obstacles. The system — dubbed AutoCart — allows an… Read More

AGCO — which carries brands such as Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner, and Challenger — is acquiring research and product development Firm 151 Research to create new technology solutions for grain customers. Previously, AGCO and 151 Research had an exclusive technology partnership to develop GSI GrainViz precision grain monitoring, which gives growers and commercial operators advanced… Read More

You may remember the announcement of the movie PERCY back in 2018, which follows the story of Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser through his battle with the multinational corporation Monsanto — which was acquired by Bayer in May of 2018. As of September 2, 2020, the trailer for the movie has been released and there have… Read More

AGCO Corporation has launched the latest Fendt IDEAL combine. The 10, and 10T Fendt IDEAL combines have a maximum engine power of 790 HP, and up to 20 per cent more throughput capacity than previous models. The harvesting automation makes operation easier and helps ensure top grain quality. The IDEAL 10 and 10t join the… Read More

AGCO is releasing the FendtONE operator’s interface to North American growers with the introduction of the Fendt 700 Gen6 Series tractors. The FendtONE interface is a complete redesign of the operator station, featuring up to three large display screens. Drivers can each customize the tractor’s operation to their own preferences. There are now more customizable… Read More

AGCO is bringing forth the fourth generation of Fendt 300 Vario tractors to North America. The 300 Vario tractors are light while still bringing power, which make them a great fit for hay and livestock production, field work, and general farm use. The tractor will be offered in four models — ranging from 100 engine… Read More

Hi, my name is Kara, and my go-to conversation topic, if it’s not agriculture, is music. I live and breathe music. I believe it’s something that can bring people together in ways that other things simply can’t. Recently, I took to Twitter asking our readers and listeners to send me their favourite tunes as many… Read More

AGCO, which carries brands such as Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner, and Challenger, has released initial data readings showing how tractor and planter tires compact soil. As we are becoming more and more aware, soil compacted at planting can reduce yields by restricting root growth and reducing nutrient and water availability, making  the topic an increasing… Read More

2020 has already been a challenging year, and we’re only just now approaching July. While there are plenty of reasons to be down about the year, many areas of Alberta that have endured three years of drought had finally been gifted good moisture, plenty of timely rain, and good heat. Unfortunately, another part of farming… Read More