Case IH is announcing the launch of Case IH VX — a virtual platform for producers to see the latest equipment and technology from the comfort of their own home. The program will offer producers an opportunity to discover agronomic solutions, with anything from crop production to harvesting, and high-horsepower tractors to hay tools, the… Read More

AGCO has announced a new lineup of Massey Ferguson compact tractors — the 1800M and 2800M series. The series has five 4-wheel-drive models, ranging from 35-60 engine horsepower, replacing the 1700M series compact tractors that are offered in both factory-installed cab and open-station ROPS models. The 2800M series offers three 2.43 litre, 4-cylinder models, from… Read More

Ontario’s Grains Innovation Fund is open for applications. The fund, administered by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, supports retail and industry projects that develop novel, value-added uses or promote new markets for Ontario grains. Individuals, organizations, or companies can qualify for up to 60 per cent of the cost of the project — up to… Read More

On Wednesday, the 43rd Parliament of Canada returned after a one month prorogation by the governing Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. To begin the latest session, Governor General Julie Payette delivered a nearly hour-long speech to offer our first peek into the legislative priorities and issues of focus for the parliament session. Conservative leader… Read More

Eagle-eyed agronomists and researchers in Ontario’s southern corn growing region have identified what they believe is tar spot, a disease that can reduce corn yields by 40 bushels an acre. The fungal disease has been steadily moving north out of the U.S., and researchers here have been anticipating the find for some time. Ontario Ministry… Read More

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says her government’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard will be “a great opportunity” for farmers, but she acknowledges the policy needs further consultation. The government is planning to introduce regulations to support the policy, which is designed to incentivize the use of lower carbon fuels such as ethanol or biodiesel, this… Read More

Raven Industries has been a company that has hit the headlines when it comes to developing precision agriculture, and lately, acquisitions. One of Raven’s latest acquisitions has been Smart Ag, a company working on a perception system that allows machines to “see” their environment and avoid obstacles. The system — dubbed AutoCart — allows an… Read More

The Ontario government plans to sell a portion of the Woodstock Research Station to the owners of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), Glacier FarmMedia. Currently, the farm show leases Section 1 of the Woodstock Research Station property from the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) for the purpose of operating Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, held… Read More

AGCO — which carries brands such as Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner, and Challenger — is acquiring research and product development Firm 151 Research to create new technology solutions for grain customers. Previously, AGCO and 151 Research had an exclusive technology partnership to develop GSI GrainViz precision grain monitoring, which gives growers and commercial operators advanced… Read More

Farmers in New Brunswick are voicing concern over provincial election promises to restrict the use of glyphosate in the province. The popular herbicide has been in election campaign headlines this week, as the provincial Liberal, Green, and People’s Alliance parties are pledging to eliminate glyphosate use on public or crown lands if elected on September… Read More

 

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