There are many reasons to adjust tire pressure, whether it be to reduce compaction, be gentler on crops, or increase the lifespan of the tire itself. Michelin’s central tire inflation system does all of the above, through two-line technology, versus the more common one-line technology seen across the market. Sean Higgins, of Michelin, was at… Read More

Corn acres are growing in Canada, and AgReliant Genetics — sold under PRIDE Seeds in Canada — is anticipating even more growth for 2023. On the global scale, corn acres in Canada are quite low, so how does a country like Canada with such a low amount of corn acres get the research dollars that… Read More

There is growing caution among analysts on where markets will land at and after harvest 2023, as some inflation pressures ease and prices drop. Input prices have pulled back, too, but for those who may still need to price product, the clock is ticking. Kevin McNew, vice president of research and chief economist for Farmers… Read More

Anxiety levels have been increasing across the board, as producers have their eyes on the commodity markets. Many people are feeling less assured the markets are on stable ground. Tyler Schau, of, says we’ve had a pretty good three-year run, and if we follow the cliché, all good things must come to an end… Read More

There are benefits to both dry and liquid fertilizer, depending on the operation and fertility program. This is why Fendt decided to create more options for the Momentum planter, making it much more feasible to switch between dry and liquid fertilizers. It’s not a matter of convincing producers to go one way or the other,… Read More

When it comes to autonomy in agriculture, it can be a bit overwhelming when we go straight to imagining machinery driving itself with no supervision. This is why Case IH’s messaging at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, is to focus on the small things, in order to make autonomy a realistic goal. The first step,… Read More

Quebec farmer Mike Verdonck started strip tilling in 2000, and since then, has found Soil Warrior’s strip tiller is the best for their soil conditions. Verdonck was on hand at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, to talk about his experiences with the implement. He operates in a heavy clay zone in Quebec, which as any… Read More

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has released its February numbers, and although they are showing a mixed bag in both the U.S. Canada, combine sales have spiked. And not just by a small increase either — a whopping 247 per cent year-over-year increase in Canada, and a 165 per cent bump in the U.S…. Read More

Fendt, who released the Momentum planter at last year’s Commodity Classic, debuted the latest updates at this year’s show with a focus on dry fertilizer applications. The Momentum planter has features designed to put more money in the farmer’s pocket including in-line tandem wheels, as opposed to side by side, which therefore eliminates pinch-rows. Additionally,… Read More

With increasing demands for commodities and a desire by many to work smarter not harder, automation within farm equipment has taken a front seat and Raven is dedicated to creating autonomic solutions for new and traditional farm machinery. Commodity Classic in New Orleans was the backdrop for the introduction of Raven’s Omnipower 3200, the latest… Read More

Soybean farmers are riding the wave as the market continues to see a strong global demand creating a multitude of opportunities for growers. Caleb Ragland, director with the American Soybean Association (ASA), says although the input prices remain high, commodity prices also remain high, creating an offset that will likely be very favourable for soybean… Read More

Supply chain issues continue to cause disturbances as the U.S. IP soybean market has product but is finding it increasingly difficult to secure transportation to export to the countries with the highest demand. As Canadian producers are working to fulfill contracts around the world, producers south of the border are looking to do the same… Read More

It seems the only certainty in the ag industry is knowing there will always be a level of uncertainty. Knowing this, Agricultural Economic Insights (AEI) have designed a tool to help farmers forecast commodity prices within specific timeframes, share their predictions, and even get a payout if they are the most accurate. David Widmar, with… Read More

After being back on the road and attending several trade shows filled with machinery, one thing is certain — combines aren’t getting smaller, and neither are the headers. Kevin Forth, tactical marketing manager for Fendt, was on hand at Commodity Classic at New Orleans, Louisiana, to showcase the latest addition to the Fendt IDEAL combine —… Read More

As producers start to prepare for the upcoming seeding season, equipment manufacturers are also preparing for what could be another successful year for their industry. Despite all of the challenges that came with the pandemic, including persistent supply chain shortages, the ag equipment industry has seen strong sales over the course of the last two… Read More


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