German feeding equipment maker BvL is bringing its brand of total mixed rations to Canadian dairy farms. The Emsbüren, Germany-based manufacturer has struck an agreement with their Canadian distributor, Fergus, Ontario’s Grand River Robotics to represent and sell the company’s TMR mixers. BvL showcased their technology last month at the Canadian Dairy XPO at Stratford,… Read More

The BASF Safety Scouts program is returning for its third year in 2023. The program is designed to help farms be safer and healthier places for all to live, work, and play. Launched in 2021, the BASF Safety Scouts program has reached over 600 Canadian communities, with families from nine provinces registering for the kits…. Read More

What the farm or ranch needs in the way of equipment isn’t always what you really want. Equipment comes with a hefty price tag, and it can be hard to pick up the piece of equipment you really want if the business case is a little thin. Whether you are getting the first wheels turning… Read More

Many edible bean growers target the first week of June as the optimal planting window for the range of bean types that make up the category. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, Hensall Co-op field marketer and edible bean grower Dave Louwagie shares tips on prepping the seedbed and the planter for… Read More

Stacking bales or loading a TMR are just two of the dairy farm tasks the new Weidemann T7042 telehandler is designed to tackle. The German-based manufacturer showed off the first T7042 on Canadian soil earlier this month at the Canadian Dairy XPO at Stratford, Ont. In this video interview, Weidemann business development manager Vincent Nicoletis… Read More

Where should growers place fertilizer in strip-till strips to best protect the seed from injury while optimizing nutrient uptake? Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs corn lead Ben Rosser says Ontario does have “safe rate” recommendations for in-furrow and 2″x 2″ planter banding but no guidelines are currently available for strip-till fertilizer placement…. Read More

CNH Industrial announced this week it was ending any support of its business activities in Russia. The company had suspended supplying the market in March 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine. Prior to this announcement, the company had maintained paying employee salaries and administrative expenses related to its corporate office in Moscow. CNH says the divestiture… Read More

Farmers in the market for a new skid steer can now take a look at Kioti after the Daedong-owned brand entered the market segment last year with its new SL750. At the National Farm Machinery Show held at Louisville, Kentucky, Kioti product manager Jason Boerger gave RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin a tour of the 74-hp machine… Read More

As with most things that involve technology, machinery companies are working to continuously keep equipment up-to-date and relevant in an ever-changing landscape. John Deere is no different, as they debuted updates to the 8R tractor series at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, last month. One of the stand-out updates to the 8R tractors for model… Read More

Case IH is adding two models to its Vestrum Series tractor lineup. Introduced in 2020, the Vestrum is designed to deliver versatility, comfort and high-horsepower in a smaller design. The two new tractors will pump up the power offering with the Vestrum 110 tractor reaching up to 88 PTO horsepower, and the Vestrum 120 achieving… Read More

The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) held its semi-annual Plugfest at Commodity Classic last month at Orlando, Florida, in order to continue to make technology easier and more transparent to the farming community. The AEF was founded in 2008 by John Deere, Komatsu, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), AGCO, Case IH, New Holland, Claas,… Read More

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