The world’s largest electronics manufacturer is preparing to build tractors. Foxconn, a Taiwan-based company that has supplied and assembled products for Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many other brands, has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Monarch Tractor — a California-based company that is planning to mass produce small, driver-optional, electric tractors. The agreement, which was… Read More

The first half-track tractor model with full suspension in North America was on display at the 2022 Ag in Motion farm show, as CLAAS rolled out its new Axion 900-series Terra Trac machine. “We’ve got full suspension underneath this thing, so the traction and the ride is just greatly improved when you go to this… Read More

A Saskatchewan-based company that builds 6500 bushel mobile field bins says the concept — still relatively new to North America — is gaining traction among farms of all sizes. The fall of 2022 will mark the third harvest for Vale Industries’ Grain Giant, which is built at the company’s factory along the Trans-Canada Highway at… Read More

A Western Canadian company known for its combine drop pan is bringing another harvest quality tool to the North American market. BushelPlus debuted its new “Mini Combine” at the 2022 Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan. The lightweight, battery-powered unit is designed to collect a grain sample for moisture testing prior to harvest…. Read More

We are seeing more and more of controlled environment farming across the globe, especially as the focus around sustainability continues. In the controlled industry environment, there are three tiers of plants, says Rick Langille, founder and CEO of Harvest Today. Tier one is leafy greens and herbs. Tier two is anything that is fruiting —… Read More

Grain dryers are a key piece of equipment on many farms to help manage the harvest season. Especially in very wet years, but even in an average year, grain dryers can be a huge asset to protect grain quality in the bin. But grain dryers are also large users of energy. Most dryers run off… Read More

CLAAS has set its sights on the needs of small- and mid-sized farms as it rolls out a new tractor and combine designed to bring performance, innovation and value to these operations across North America. Later this summer, farmers will get their first look at the Trion 740 Class 7 combine as well as the Axion… Read More

AGCO says it has acquired JCA Industries, Inc., a Manitoba-based company that develops software and electronic systems to control and automate tractors and agricultural machines. Headquartered in Winnipeg, JCA has worked behind-the-scenes with many agricultural equipment manufacturers on their electronic designs in the past, including projects focused on automation and robotics. For example, JCA worked… Read More

Manufacturing company Linamar Corporation has announced a deal to acquire Ontario-based fertilizer and tillage equipment-maker, Salford Group. The agreement would see Linamar, which has its headquarters in Guelph, Ont., pay approximately C$260 million to Salford’s shareholders. The acquisition would expand Linamar’s agriculture business, which is currently centred around MacDon Industries. “Agriculture and food is a… Read More

Massey Ferguson debuted their entire S Series lineup this past February at the National Farm Machinery Show in Kentucky, and today we are going to take a closer look at the 7S series, the big brother to 6S that we took you through earlier. As we look to up the ante from the 6S, the… Read More

Spraying fungicides from within the canopy is a more efficient method of achieving good crop coverage, as compared to trying to penetrate the crop from above. That’s the idea behind the Beluga drop hose — technology developed in Germany by Agrotop, and now distributed by Greenleaf Technologies in North America. RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin caught up… Read More

Automation isn’t the only new advancements being made in farm equipment, as proven by New Holland that’s moving forward commercializing a methane powered tractor. The new sustainably-minded T6.180 tractor was on display at Commodity Classic in New Orleans earlier this month. Mark Lowery, with New Holland, talks about the new opportunities on the horizon for… Read More

Move over ‘spic and span’ and ‘squeaky clean’, there’s a new measure of clean in town thanks to one southern Ontario man who’s hashtag #AndyClean, has taken over Twitter, gaining him the attention, and backing, of John Deere. Andy Pasztor is the man behind the brand #AndyClean and interestingly enough, although he was the muse… Read More

Move over, green-on-ground spray technology: green-on-green is here. And not just any green, John Deere green. Kaylene Ballesteros, product manager with John Deere, took RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis for a tour of the tech at Commodity Classic at New Orleans, Louisiana, last week. “This here is our See & Spray Ultimate. That is our in-season solution… Read More

Growers will see more efficient row units and a bigger tank when they take a look at the Precision Disk 550 series air drill from Case IH. The company rolled out the drill for its first public viewing at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky last month. In this video report, Trent Nowosad, Case IH… Read More


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