Farmers Edge co-founder Wade Barnes is stepping down as the digital agriculture company’s chief executive officer. The change was announced by the company and its board of directors late Friday, March 26, coinciding with the release of the company’s fourth quarter financials. Barnes — who has led Farmers Edge since starting the company in Pilot… Read More

The Canadian Competition Bureau says it did not find enough evidence to continue its investigation into allegations of anticompetitive behaviour in the crop input market in Western Canada between several crop input suppliers and Farmers Business Network (FBN) Canada. After entering the Canadian market in 2017, FBN acquired Yorkton Distributors in 2018, a Yorkton, SK.-based retailer… Read More

Buhler Industries has replaced one of its Russian directors who was seen as a potential target for sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The company, which makes Versatile tractors and Farm King equipment, says its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Konstantin Babkin, who has served on Buhler’s board since the Russia-based farm… Read More

Precision Planting, a company well known for innovative planting technologies, has set its sights on the sprayer market, revealing projects focused on improving the operation and data collection of sprayers. In January, the company announced it was working on three sprayer technologies it will be testing this summer and releasing over the next couple of years…. Read More

Despite production and supply chain challenges, major farm equipment manufacturers are reporting better than expected earnings thanks to strong demand for tractors and combines. On Friday, Deere & Co. joined competitors CNH and AGCO in publishing quarterly financials this month that have exceeded analysts’ projections. Deere said net sales from equipment operations for the first… Read More

This editorial was first published on Breaking the Box blog  As an advisor with Emmertech, a Saskatchewan-based ag-tech accelerator and venture fund, I get to see the latest ideas and proposed solutions entrepreneurs are pitching to industry. It’s exciting to see companies from all across Canada vying for funding and the chance to locate and scale… Read More

Canadian National Railway (CN) has entered into a resolution agreement with CIFF Capital and TCI (collectively known as TCI), and has named its new president and CEO. Tracy Robinson will serve as president, CEO,  and as a member of its board of directors, effective February 28, 2022. This appointment follows the previously announced retirement of… Read More

Viterra has announced a multi-billion dollar deal that would significantly expand the grain company’s presence in the U.S. and other parts of the world. The company says it has reached a stock purchase agreement with Japan-based Marubeni Corporation to acquire Gavilon for US$1.125 billion plus working capital. Gavilon is based in Omaha, Nebraska, and has… Read More

The global phosphate market is experiencing some shortages lately and there is a potential domestic solution. Over the last ten years, Arianne Phosphate, based out of Montreal, Que. has been working on the largest green-field, or undeveloped phosphate deposit, located north of the Saguenay region. “It’s a very big deposit. Today it’s the world’s largest… Read More

 

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