As farmers head out to spray, it appears as though many aren’t thinking about buying new anytime soon. Machinery sales in Canada continue to drop month after month. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) monthly report, combine sales were down 46.8 per cent compared to June of last year. When it comes to… Read More

Ceres Global Ag plans to close its acquisition of Delmar Commodities, located at Winkler, Man., next month. Ceres currently operates in five locations including Duluth, Minneapolis, and Shakopee, MN, Northgate, Sask., and Port Colborne, Ont. Ceres president and CEO Robert Day says they believe the addition of Delmar’s grain assets is an important first step… Read More

Following the retirement of Neil Currie come the end of August, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has announced its new general manager. Cathy Lennon will take over, bringing a “plethora of experience.” “OFA is grateful to the long-term leadership of retiring general manager Neil Currie,” says Keith Currie, OFA president. “He had led our… Read More

Just over a year ago, the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada started to think about the possibility of a merger, and last week they finally made the formal decision. In a release sent out by the two organizations, Cigi and Cereals Canada says the move capitalizes on “the benefits and synergies that… Read More

When walking into the Canadian Farm Progress Show from the north entrance, one couldn’t miss the display John Deere had this year. For the first time at a Canadian farm show, John Deere showed off its new 2680H high speed disc. Sam Paulson, tillage specialist with John Deere, was nearby to explain why this disc… Read More

Former Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Lawrence MacAulay was on hand to announce $1.5 million from the federal government to go towards Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C). The money comes from two programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). “Agriculture in the Classroom helps raise awareness and educate young Canadians on the role of our… Read More