At the Pennsylvania Farm Show, New Holland announced a formal partnership with the National Hemp Association (NHA), a non-partisan hemp advocacy group. The partnership, which will operate under the banner “Pushing Progress Together”, plans to accelerate the return of hemp commodity crops on farms across North America. Brett Davis, vice president of New Holland North… Read More

The first phase of a trade deal between China and the U.S. has been agreed upon by both parties. United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer says U.S. President Donald Trump has “focused on concluding a Phase One agreement that achieves meaningful, fully-enforceable structural changes and begins rebalancing the U.S.-China trade relationship.” As part of… Read More

Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America have signed off on the final details of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The overall revamping of the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement was accomplished at the end of September, 2018, and negotiators have been on the file ever since to move the agreement closer to… Read More

It’s entirely possible that the United States Congress could ratify the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA/CUSMA) before Christmas, says Jim Wiesemeyer,  Washington analyst for ProFarmer, as the votes are there — but will they? There is still work to be done in Congress ahead of the holidays, Wiesemeyer says, including passing a spending bill, so ratification before… Read More

The rising protectionist agenda across the world has made agricultural trade difficult between once-friendly trading partners. Farmers in Canada and the U.S. have felt the impacts of strained exports, but how their governments have recognized these challenges is different. Although both countries have faced financial challenges on the farm, U.S. producers across a broad spectrum… Read More

September’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report showed little movement in field crop production estimates, but highlighted fluctuations in corn and soybeans. Soybean production, according to the report is pegged at 3.63 billion bushels, with yields expected to average 47.9 bushel per acre. “Well it’s a little bit bigger than what the market… Read More

AGCO has introduced the Fendt 900 Series tractors at the 2019 Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois, and RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin is there to get all the details. “This is a ground-up development, purely focused on the North American farmer,” says Andrew Sunderman, AGCO tactical marketing manager for high horsepower tractors. The series features five… Read More

CLAAS has announced the full commercial launch of the AXION 900-800 series at Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois. RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin had a chance to catch up with Drew Fletcher, product manager with CLAAS of America, to talk about the 200 to 440 horsepower tractors’ release into American and Canadian markets. Fletcher says the… Read More