September’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report showed little movement in field crop production estimates, but highlighted fluctuations in corn and soybeans. Soybean production, according to the report is pegged at 3.63 billion bushels, with yields expected to average 47.9 bushel per acre. “Well it’s a little bit bigger than what the market… Read More

Statistic Canada is out with its Principal Field Crop Estimates for the month of August, and the model-based analysis paints a bit of a different picture than the July report. According to its website, the estimates are calculated based on a model that incorporates coarse resolution satellite data from Statistics Canada’s Crop Condition Assessment Program,… Read More

Alltech, in partnership with AgriBriefing, has launched a global survey to gather information about gender equality within agriculture. The survey is open to women and men across all sectors of the agri-food industry. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the gender gap in the food and agriculture industry is extensive…. Read More

Curious, enthusiastic and sceptical farmers welcomed Dot Technology Corp (Dot) to eastern Canada this week as the company rolled out an autonomous row crop planter prototype at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Dot has been a Western Canada phenomenon as Norbert Beaujot, founder of Saskatchewan-based SeedMaster Manufacturing and Dot Technology Corp, has quickly created a buzz… Read More

Case IH is delivering more power and connectivity with its new AFS Connect Magnum 400 horsepower tractor. Jay Barth, Case IH high-horsepower marketing manager, says the company’s goal is to match Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) technology with a 400 horsepower Magnum to help improve producers’ workflow, productivity, and efficiency for demanding jobs that require additional… Read More

Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr has put out a statement in regards to the government’s talks with China over blocked canola exports. Earlier this year, China revoked the export license of a major Canadian canola company citing various pests were found in the product. Later, a second company was hit with the same… Read More

John Deere is expanding its 4-Series sprayers to increase the power, traction and capacity of 2020 models. Last week at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, the company rolled out the 1,600-gallon (6,057 litre) capacity R4060 sprayer with the new CommandDrive powertrain; R4045 sprayers will also come standard with the powertrain beginning in 2020…. Read More