The faster hay bales can be picked off a field, the less damage wheel traffic does to re-growing plants. Bale collection can be time consuming too, and when time is of the essence, making the job faster or less labour intensive is a real bonus. Vermeer recently announced four technology advancements ready (or nearly ready)… Read More

CNH Industrial has reached an agreement to acquire Raven Industries for US$2.1 billion, in a move to enhance CNH’s position in the areas of autonomous and precision agriculture technology. The deal would see the parent company of Case and New Holland acquire 100 per cent of the capital stock in Raven for US$58 per share…. Read More

New Holland has announced it will launch its methane-powered tractors in Europe this year, and North America won’t be far behind. Mark Lowery, the company’s commercial marketing director, says U.S. and Canadian farmers can expect to see test and demonstration T6 model methane tractors later in 2021, with the first commercial sales targeted for late… Read More

AGCO is announcing it will enter a proof of concept (PoC) collaboration agreement with Bosch, BASF Digital Farming, and Raven Industries. The objective of the collaboration is to evaluate targeted spraying technology to make the application of crop protection products more effective and efficient, by reducing crop input costs, while driving farm and environmental sustainability,… Read More

John Deere is celebrating 75 years of manufacturing and selling combines with new updates for its 2022 model year S Series combines. Key updates include Automation Activation 4.0 with Generation 4 Machine Sync and AutoPath; new LED lighting packages — the same lights offered on the larger X Series combines; and a factory-installed, flat-tooth comb… Read More

AGCO-Amity, the joint-venture that manufactures and sells seeding and tillage equipment under the brand names of Concord, Wil-Rich, and Wishek, has been bought by Sweden-based Väderstad. Väderstad, which owns and builds Seed Hawk equipment at Langbank, Saskatchewan, says it has acquired 100 per cent of the AGCO-Amity Joint Venture (AAJV) and will be fully integrating… Read More

The full-size pick-up truck market is about to be electrified by Ford’s announcement of the F-150 Lightning for 2022. The company says the new pick-up’s combustion engine is replaced with batteries and electric motors, and comes with the four-door SuperCrew cab option and a 5.5-foot bed, the same as the conventional model. Where the engine used… Read More

New technology, transmission options, and a 125-horsepower tractor help redefine John Deere’s 5M Series utility tractors for the model year 2022. On the technology side, Deere says integrated AutoTrac guidance will lower ownership costs and help reduce inputs such as fuel, seed, and fertilizer by minimizing overlap in straight line applications such as mowing, tillage, and spraying…. Read More

CLAAS of America and Alberta AG Centre recently announced that the dealership has been assigned additional territory in Alberta. The expansion comes after the Smith’s Equipment Sales acquisition in Lougheed, Alta., and a new facility in Stettler, Alta. Alberta AG will add a new location in Medicine Hat in the summer of 2021 and relocate from… Read More