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Cole Powers, left, Benjamin Davies and Michael Wu are three of four founders of IntelliCulture.

Bringing fleet analytics to agriculture

Waterloo startup looks to create app to harvest and analyse farm equipment data

Cole Powers says that farmers should have access to scalable agriculture data technology, with a low barrier to entry. He and three fellow fourth-year University of Waterloo students are working to create an app for farmers to help them efficiently collect data and then make efficiency recommendations on their farms. Historical data can help determine […] Read more

Deere cautious on 2019 profit after recently missing fourth quarter estimate

The company is hoping replacement demand and good crops will increase sales in 2019

Chicago | Reuters – Deere & Co on Nov. 21 gave a cautious profit forecast for fiscal 2019 after missing quarterly earnings estimates amid a U.S. trade battle with China that has depressed local farm commodity prices and hurt agriculture equipment demand. The world’s largest tractor manufacturer remained optimistic about prospects for the U.S. farm […] Read more

Merck bolsters animal health unit with Allflex deal

Reuters — Merck and Co. said on Friday it will buy privately-held French company Antelliq Group, which makes digital identification products for livestock, for about 2.1 billion euros (C$3.19 billion) to bolster its fast-growing animal health business. The move affirms the drugmaker’s commitment to the business, which Wall Street analysts have long seen value in […] Read more




The CD2000 Series high-speed discs are the heaviest of two models introduced under the Kubota brand.

Kubota digs into tillage offerings

The orange brand adds compact discs to its growing implement line

With its acquisition of the Norwegian implement manufacturer Kverneland, Kubota has been steadily integrating that company’s equipment to its own product line, particularly hay and forage equipment. And in some cases, such as with the newest Kubota round baler offering, it’s the result of expanding the original Kverneland lines in order to cater to North […] Read more




Deere mega-dealership buys into Red Deer market

A central Alberta John Deere dealership which billed itself as “one of the few independently owned” dealers in the region is set to join Cervus Equipment. Calgary-based, publicly-traded Cervus announced Friday it will buy Red Deer-based Deermart Equipment Sales for an undisclosed sum. Deermart, owned by John Donald, Jack Donald and Abe Derksen since 1982, […] Read more

Clean Seed Capital has acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, and the newly expanded company expects to offer a planter to the Canadian market by 2020. This prototype was on display at the Ag in Motion farm show in July.

Clean Seed adds a planter by acquiring Harvest International

Clean Seed is strong on the digital side, with Harvest International making planter components

A couple of years ago, Clean Seed Capital finally introduced the CX6 seed drill that the company had let farmers know was coming down the pike. Now with two years of CX6 production under its belt, Clean Seed is expanding its manufacturing footprint. In July the company announced it had acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, a […] Read more