Opinion: Glyphosate a tool for farmers, not a politician’s tactic

Opinion: Glyphosate a tool for farmers, not a politician’s tactic

Glyphosate review aimed to bring Canada’s limits in line with international norms

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Ahead of a federal election call, three federal ministers called a halt to a process that would likely have yielded quick results on increasing the maximum residue limits for glyphosate applied to dry beans, lentils and peas. Regular reviews of the scientific data for safe levels of pesticides on food products and […] Read more

Krone said the design allows the machine to have three different densities for a single bale.

Krone baler gets belted build

Bales can be formed under more conditions in the new Krone baler

Reading Time: < 1 minute Glacier FarmMedia – Chains and slats were standard in round balers decades ago, but most manufacturers shifted to continuous belts. Germany’s Krone held out against that move, citing the reliability of chain systems to form a bale under nearly any forage harvesting conditions and the reliability of the all-metal design. The company will continue to […] Read more

The new cabs on the STS Hagie strayers are inspired by the Deere's new combine cabs. The design offers a very wide view of the up-front booms.

Keeping farmer’s machine, making it green

Hagie application tools get more Deere, but keep the layout and feel of the original machine designs

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – For those producers who have owned or followed the history of the Hagie, the 2022 model year will offer substantial changes, but it appears to be keeping the elements that have made the Hagie machines unique. Born on Ray Hagie’s Clarion, Iowa, farm at the end of the Second World War, the […] Read more

With 36 cameras and up to a 120-foot steel boom, the new See and Spray option on Deere’s latest sprayers can reduce burn-off spray use by more than 75 per cent. The machines are limited to 12 miles per hour for application accuracy. From the time a camera sees a weed it is 200 milliseconds until spray is applied to it.

See and Spray springs from river of technical invention

New release tied to investment in Blue River application-technology company four years ago

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Find a weed and kill it. Ignore the crop and don’t waste any resources on non-pests. It’s easy to do strolling through a field with a hoe or spray nozzle in hand. Doing it over five- or 10-thousand acres in a tight time window is a bigger job. Blue River Technology sprang […] Read more

X9 combines have wider feeder-houses, dual separators and more than 70 square feet of grain processor. Also for 2021 are new headers including drapers up to 50 feet.

New big green machine heads out to harvest

John Deere continues the trend towards combines that put through more grain per day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – It’s a 10. A big green number 10. Whether the new Deere combine is a Class 10 is a debate for engineers comparing horsepower and thresher size, because it still isn’t a well-defined grouping for combines. But the new machines from Moline have more capacity than most and Deere has branded it […] Read more


The Brandt 1520XT attracted attention at the recent Farm Progress Show. The new design kicks the 20 inch auger 7.5 feet forward from the hitching point, allowing the tractor operator to look to the side with unloading, rather than back.

A new view for a grain buggy

A change in the location of the unloading auger is just one change Brandt has implemented

Reading Time: 3 minutes Five new products released at one show “was a lot of new stuff. But these were needs in the marketplace, things farmers were asking for.” Taylor de Gooijer of Brandt Industries said the number of new products that his company brought out at the recent Farm Progress Show in Regina kept the short-line company’s staff […] Read more

At 80 p.s.i. and 85 gallons per minute, the Fire Tamer can reach out 100 feet with a high-flow, narrow stream and can keep it up for 15 minutes on a 1,200 gallon sprayer.

Harnessing sprayers to tame fire

An Alberta farm invention puts out fire using existing investments, making use of reliable off-road capacity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Self-propelled, high clearance sprayers are great for spraying and have become three-season rigs. As well, in an emergency these could control a serious fire, with the right gear. That’s what Arrowwood, Alta., custom applicator Clark Oberholtzer figured out. He had seen the damage that fires brought to his southern Alberta and Saskatchewan neighbours in the […] Read more

AGCO’s Till Control system enables operators to monitor and adjust the fore and aft-frame as well as the hydraulic lift system from the cab.

Tillage tools reflect need for precision, speed

From electronics to steel, the latest releases in tillage equipment are helping producers turn soil right

Reading Time: 2 minutes Higher capacity and more options when it comes to setting tillage tools have become the latest trend in soil management. During 2019, Deere, Sunflower and Case IH tillage gear are getting new tools that meet this demand. Why it matters: Tillage tools are one of the last bastions of simplicity in agriculture tools, but they […] Read more


A proposal is on the table to determine whether royalties on saved seed should be included in new regulations.

Opinion: Better case needed for farm-saved seed royalties

Reading Time: 3 minutes Given that seed companies have the ability to negotiate contracts to collect royalties, the definitive argument for government regulation to sanction royalties applied to saved seed has yet to be made. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is in the midst of a consultation process on a proposal to determine whether royalties on saved seed should be […] Read more

Agriculture leaders, experts, government officials, farmers and academics recently gathered in Gatineau, Que., for a two-day conference to talk about public trust.

Public trust in agriculture declines

A yearly study found that trust declined for the first time in several years

Reading Time: 3 minutes Consumers are taking a dimmer view of the Canadian food system, according to an organization set up to improve the perceptions of Canada’s food industry. The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity found in a large-scale study of adult Canadians, that 36 per cent of consumers felt the food system was headed in the right direction, […] Read more