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The Co-op Ethanol Complex at Belle Plaine, Sask. (FCL.crs)

Co-op to capture carbon at ethanol plant, refinery

FCL, Whitecap sign agreement to sequester fuel plants' CO2

Reading Time: 2 minutes A major Prairie ethanol and fuel producer is posed to spend just over half a billion dollars on a system to capture and sequester carbon dioxide from its operations in Saskatchewan. Federated Co-operatives announced Thursday it had signed a memo of understanding with Calgary-based ‘clean energy’ company Whitecap Resources, in which the latter company will […] Read more

MK1 Engineering built a prototype four-row planter to test the AeroTube technology and used it to plant corn plots in six Midwestern states this spring. The company is working to increase planting speed from three to five miles per hour (five to eight km/h).

Aerospace know-how focused on planting

System delivers corn seed tip-first into the row to capture more yield potential and improve weed control

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Keith Strang and Mitch Dille had just finished a project in the aerospace industry and were thinking about starting their own company but they needed a problem to solve. Dille, also a farmer, discovered one at a local trade show. A world-record corn grower mentioned the need for a system capable of […] Read more


If a farmer chooses to repair digital components of equipment, he or she could be breaching the Copyright Act. Private member’s bill C-272 aimed to give farmers the “right to repair.”

Canada’s “right to repair” bill explained

Bryan May, MP for Cambridge, answers questions – what the bill seeks to address, and why he believes it’s important

Reading Time: 4 minutes A private member’s bill to allow Canadians more right to repair devices, including farm equipment, will be resurrected after it died when Parliament was prorogued for the recent election. Bill C-272 proposed to update Canada’s Copyright Act to allow Canadians more freedom to repair digital devices, including smartphones and farm equipment. Bryan May, Member of […] Read more

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White House not ruling out a U.S. carbon tax

Option 'not off the table' despite Manchin comment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington | Reuters –– The White House on Tuesday said it has not ruled out a carbon tax as a possible option for fighting climate change, even though U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a critical holdout in the closely divided Senate, said he was not discussing the topic in talks about U.S. spending and infrastructure bills. […] Read more


Raven’s OmniDrive is a real-life autonomous system for tractors and combines. It’s programmed to automatically pick up the combine at optimal points in the field and shuttle the load to the road. All this without a driver.

First truly autonomous grain cart tractor is here and put to a farmers’ test

Raven puts its latest technology into OmniDrive

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The first Canadian OmniDrive field demo took place Sept. 8 when a group of about 50 farmers got together at Haggerty Creek Agricultural Services, the Raven dealer near Bothwell, Ont. Haggerty Creek co-owner Chuck Baresich admitted that his initial grain cart encounters while driving the combine were weird. “The first thing I […] Read more

An eastward-facing view from the north edge of the crossing at Mile 98.14 of CN’s Ashcroft subdivision, where BCWS suspected the Lytton fire began. (TSB photo)

No evidence trains sparked Lytton fire, TSB says

Transportation Safety Board now stepping out of ongoing fire probe

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s no proof the fire that largely destroyed a British Columbia village, damaged a key rail bridge and led to cuts in rail speed limits in high-risk areas was sparked by train traffic, the federal Transportation Safety Board says. The TSB on Thursday said its investigation, launched in early July, “has not revealed any evidence […] Read more

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Deere’s U.S. workers on strike after rejecting deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Thousands of Deere and Co. workers began a strike on Thursday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) said, days after overwhelmingly rejecting a six-year labour contract that was agreed on with the tractor maker. Earlier this month, the world’s largest farm equipment maker and the UAW union reached an agreement after weeks of negotiation […] Read more


File photo of the Port of Montreal. (Guy Banville/iStock/Getty Images)

Canada concerned about supply chain issues, watching ports ‘closely’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters –– Canada is concerned about the challenges facing global supply chains and is watching the country’s ports very closely, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday. Freeland, speaking to reporters in Washington after meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, said she was broadly optimistic about the strength of Canada’s economic recovery […] Read more

File photo from CNH-owned FPT Industrial’s Bourbon-Lancy engine manufacturing plant in eastern France. (Photo courtesy CNH Industrial)

CNH to temporarily shut several plants in Europe

Eight-day shutdown due to supply disruptions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Italian-American vehicle maker CNH Industrial said Wednesday it will temporarily shut several of its European agricultural, commercial vehicle and powertrain manufacturing facilities due to the disruptions of procurement of components, including semiconductors. The maker of farm machinery, Iveco commercial vehicles, construction equipment and powertrains plans to shut the concerned plants for eight working […] Read more