The Senate’s agriculture and forestry committee has approved a significant amendment to the legislation that was supposed to remove the federal carbon tax from propane and natural gas used on farms for at least eight years. The change to Bill C-234, introduced by Senator Pierre Dalphond on Thursday, would remove the proposed carbon tax exemption… Read More

The latest farm technology doesn’t always come in the form of a new tractor, planter, or combine. Quite often a precision ag upgrade can take equipment to a new level to help farmers reduce inputs or have a significant impact on yield. At the 2023 Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois, John Deere rolled out… Read More

A new sprayer retrofit system from Precision Planting will allow growers to upgrade technology without switching sprayers. Since entering the sprayer market in 2022, Precision Planting has launched its ReClaim boom priming and recirculation technology, and this fall, it will offer its new Symphony nozzle control system. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont.,… Read More

Great Plains tillage tools have been fixtures on Kubota dealer lots since the company purchased Great Plains Manufacturing in 2016. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont., RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin caught up with Kubota product specialist Jeff Fuller for a tour of the Great Plains HT1100 Terra-Max tillage tool. Fuller says the Terra-Max delivers… Read More

CNH Industrial — the parent company of Case IH and New Holland — says it has completed its purchase of global satellite navigation company Hemisphere GNSS, as of October 12. The deal, worth US$175 million, was originally announced in March 2023, and includes Hemisphere’s subsidiary Outback Guidance, which sells agricultural autosteer products in North America… Read More

Every industry needs effective licensing and training to ensure customers receive high-quality service. On this episode of Talking Tile, host Bernard Tobin is joined by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) drainage program coordinator Tim Brook for a look at the rules, regulations and training programs that drive Ontario farm drainage service… Read More

Case IH’s Farmall compact A series tractors have earned a reputation as simple, reliable, back-to-basics machines. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont. last month, Case IH rolled out a new 25A compact machine that features a turbocharged three-cylinder engine that delivers 24.6 hp and 19.2 PTO hp. “There’s certainly a lot more power… Read More

SwarmFarm Robotics has launched a “dock and refill” option for autonomous robots. This advancement promises to untether equipment size from productivity by enabling robots to autonomously refill and refuel themselves, the company says. “Many people see the issue of farm equipment, like tractors, planters, and harvesters getting bigger and bigger and the inflexibility to customize… Read More

The carbon tax, that “price on pollution,” as the Liberal government calls it, is supposed to encourage Canadians to move away from fossil fuel use by making diesel, gas, natural gas, and propane more expensive. What the government has done or plans to do with the tax proceeds is a post for another day, but… Read More

AGCO is set to become a majority owner of Trimble’s precision agriculture business. The two companies have entered a joint venture agreement, which will see AGCO pay Trimble US$2 billion for an 85 per cent stake. JCA Technologies, the Manitoba-based autonomous tech company which was acquired by AGCO in 2022, will also be brought into… Read More

The Farm Safety Roundup is a new podcast series designed to promote health and safety culture to farmers, their families, and their workforce by advancing the conversation on prevention as a powerful tool. In this series, you’ll learn strategies to prevent illness and injury, as well as be connected to resources to keep workers safe…. Read More

 

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