Precision Planting is entering the sprayer technology market, with the unveiling of several products focused on improving the sprayer operation and data collection. The company, known for its planting technology, made the announcement at its annual winter conference Jan. 18 at the company’s headquarters in Tremont, Illinois. To start, Precision is planning to offer a… Read More

Along with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. President Joe Biden hosted a roundtable to address consolidation in the meat industry and the impacts on the cattle sector. President Biden opened the roundtable, held January 3, 2022, by mentioning the 50-14 proposed legislation by Tester/Grassley; how… Read More

In honour of the shortest days of the year, it’s time to really think about those batteries in big machinery. Batteries are an often overlooked aspect of machinery winterization, and what maintenance could look like in the spring if we’re not following proper care methods. Josh Goldsworthy, product manager for batteries at Case IH, says… Read More

Tyson Foods Inc. has announced plans to spend more than US$1.3 billion to increase automation in meat plants, over the next three years. Announced at Tyson Foods’ virtual Investor Day, the productivity initiative aims to reduce labour costs and associated risks, and ultimately deliver cumulative savings — upwards of $450 million by fiscal year 2024…. Read More

In November, John Barlow, MP for Foothills, was re-named to the position as the Conservatives’ shadow minister for agriculture. Among Barlow’s current priorities is the attention — or lack thereof — that country-of-origin labelling (COOL) is currently getting in Ottawa. As the conversations grow in strength with a bipartisan bill in the U.S. senate surrounding… Read More

Both of CNH Industrial’s agriculture brands — Case IH and New Holland — have announced new partnerships with MacDon Industries that will see the Manitoba-based harvesting equipment manufacturer build co-branded draper headers for their respective combines. Case IH says the new line of draper headers for its Axial-Flow combines will be available to order from Case… Read More

The Canadian government has not yet decided how it will respond to an invitation to join a U.S.-led coalition of countries promoting “sustainable productivity growth” in agriculture. The productivity-focused coalition championed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the UN Food System Summit in September is seen as countering the European Union’s Farm to Fork… Read More

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has expressed its shock over the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) decision to suspend all seed potato exports out of P.E.I., and all potato movement from P.E.I. to the U.S., following a ministerial order announced Monday, November 22. Potato wart is a soil-borne fungus that can lay dormant for decades…. Read More