The deadly pig disease that has devastated China’s hog herd has been found in the Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The USDA confirmed the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in the Caribbean country on July 28. The discovery fuels concerns about the disease, which does… Read More

Glyphosate resistant waterhemp has spread from Essex Country, Ontario, all the way to Leeds-Grenville County, nearly 700 kilometres away in just seven growing seasons. While the exact path of spread is not known, Dr. Peter Sikkema, weed management professor with the University of Guelph, says that introduction can be through wind dispersal, in livestock feed, or… Read More

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced Dr. Phyllis Shand as the 2021 AMSA Industry & Organizational Leadership Award recipient. Shand is a professor of meat and food science in the department of food and bioproduct sciences at the University of Saskatchewan whose research program focuses on physicochemical, biochemical, and functional aspects of muscle… Read More

The U.S. President signed an executive order last week with 72 points of action focused on addressing competitive issues in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, technology, and drugs. The document tackles issues ranging from the meat-packing industry, to railways and ocean freight logistics, and on to the right to repair farm equipment and… Read More

The USDA projected tighter-than-expected wheat supplies for the 2021-22 crop year in its July World Agricultural Supply/Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released on Monday. Most of the other key figures in the report for the big three crops — corn, soy, and wheat — were in line with expectations, with yield projections left unchanged from June…. Read More

Case IH is improving its Puma series tractor lineup to provide operators with greater efficiency, convenience, and operational flexibility. Some of the updates include longer service intervals, new styling features for greater productivity, and a more comfortable in-cab experience. Case IH announced updates to the Puma models 185-240 in late 2020, and now the Puma… Read More

The dispute between Canada and the U.S. over the allocation of dairy tariff rate quotas under the new North American trade deal took a step toward resolution this week, as the members of the three-person dispute panel that will issue a ruling on the U.S. complaint were announced. Elbio Oscar Roselli Frieri will chair the… Read More

A Quebec-based company that sells a digital platform for controlling environmental conditions in barns and automating tasks is set to be acquired by Ingersoll Rand. The owners of Maximus have entered an agreement to be bought by the global industrial company in an all-cash deal worth $135.4 million. Headquartered in Montreal, with around 100 employees,… Read More

Versatile, a division of Buhler Industries Inc., is introducing their new DeltaTrack and four-wheel drive models for 2022. The tractors feature more power, improved features, newly available options, and an updated appearance. New models 530, 580, and 620 have a larger cooling package designed to improve airflow and cooling capacity, improved transmission, and advanced hydraulic… Read More

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