Väderstad has announced the discontinuation of the Concord brand beginning with the 2024 model year. Instead, a selection of its products and design elements will be incorporated into the Väderstad air seeder lineup in the near future. In May 2021, Väderstad acquired AGCO-Amity JV, which included the Concord, Wil-Rich and Wishek brands. Since the acquisition,… Read More

There are many different approaches to harvesting edible beans, from typical combine setups used for other crops to harvesters designed specifically for beans. Specialized bean combines have historically been pull-type designs, but a new machine harvesting beans on a farm in southern Manitoba is believed to be the first factory-built self-propelled bean combine in Canada…. Read More

Ecorobotix, a Swiss ag tech and AI software company, is showing off its brand-new smart sprayer at Farm Progress Show this week, at Decatur, Illinois. The Application Release Automation, or ARA, uses what the company is calling advanced UHP-Sprayer and Plant-by-Plant AI-based software solution. ARA was launched in 2021 by Ecorobotix in Switzerland, and has… Read More

Originally built in 1998, the Douglas’ hog barn today looks very little like it did. A labour of love, Scott Douglas says, the original hog barn has been converted in to a well-laid out, well-equipped shop over the course of several years. The Cloverview Farms shop had to navigate a few challenges during the build,… Read More

Government policies that promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to make a major dent in future demand for renewable diesel, says an author of a recent report on the future of the renewable diesel market. Unlike biodiesel, renewable diesel can be directly substituted in diesel engines. Production capacity in the U.S. is… Read More

Late last month,  the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), released their mid-year inventory report. In a couple of weeks, the Canadian numbers will come out as well, which will give us the opportunity to reflect and compare. Ahead of the CanFax report, Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange shares in this Beef Market… Read More

Bunge’s acquisition of Viterra is expected to require regulatory clearance in at least 29 countries, according to documents filed by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week. The 547-page preliminary proxy statement includes new details on how the deal was reached, and how Bunge expects it will proceed. The list… Read More

We’re into the dog days of summer, and the cattle markets are certainly reflecting that. Add in the July 1st holiday in Canada, and July 4th in the U.S., and we’ve got a slow start to the markets this week, says Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have… Read More

On a recent Wheat School episode, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson spoke to New Zealand’s Eric Watson, the former world record holder for wheat yield. This got RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney thinking about whether Canadian growers could apply any of Watson’s techniques to the spring wheat crop. Of course, before making any… Read More

 

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