Clean Seed has launched its SMART Seeder MAX/MAX-S marketing and is preparing to showcase the technology at some major U.S. ag tech trade shows. Clean Seed’s SMART Seeder MAX seeding tools feature electronic metering and software control, enabling row-by-row variable rate technology. Graeme Lempriere, chief executive officer of Clean Seed, says the company is preparing… Read More

CNH Industrial has reached an agreement to acquire Raven Industries for US$2.1 billion, in a move to enhance CNH’s position in the areas of autonomous and precision agriculture technology. The deal would see the parent company of Case and New Holland acquire 100 per cent of the capital stock in Raven for US$58 per share…. Read More

Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Ag Growth International (AGI) has announced it intends to acquire a minority stake in a startup company in Arizona that’s working on technology for reproducing native soil microbes from farmers’ own soil on-site. MyLand describes itself as offering a unique “Soil-as-a-Service” model that extracts live, native microorganisms directly from a grower’s soil and… Read More

The federal government held campaign-like events in several provinces this week to announce the opening of the application window for its $165.7-million Agricultural Clean Technology Program. Different Liberal MPs hosted virtual visits in Ontario’s Port of Johnstown, B.C.’s Winecrush Technology Inc., and a Manitoba-based biomass grain dryer manufacturer, all highlighting the same program which will provide farmers and… Read More

Scouting soybeans is a big part of any Ontario agronomist’s year. Emergence, a consistent plant stand, and seeding depth are the first few things to scout for in the field. Ryan Benjamins, who owns and operates Benjamins Agronomy Services, gives tips for scouting soybeans and what to consider further along in the growing season, in… Read More

New Holland has announced it will launch its methane-powered tractors in Europe this year, and North America won’t be far behind. Mark Lowery, the company’s commercial marketing director, says U.S. and Canadian farmers can expect to see test and demonstration T6 model methane tractors later in 2021, with the first commercial sales targeted for late… Read More

AGCO is announcing it will enter a proof of concept (PoC) collaboration agreement with Bosch, BASF Digital Farming, and Raven Industries. The objective of the collaboration is to evaluate targeted spraying technology to make the application of crop protection products more effective and efficient, by reducing crop input costs, while driving farm and environmental sustainability,… Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) has signed a partnership agreement with grain software technology company Bushel. Bushel provides customers with software solutions, including the automation of weigh scale tickets issued by grain elevators. The Bushel platform can also automate contracts and settlements required to complete grain sales. President and CEO of AGI, Tim Close, says that… Read More

John Deere is celebrating 75 years of manufacturing and selling combines with new updates for its 2022 model year S Series combines. Key updates include Automation Activation 4.0 with Generation 4 Machine Sync and AutoPath; new LED lighting packages — the same lights offered on the larger X Series combines; and a factory-installed, flat-tooth comb… Read More

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