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Farm Forum Event under new management

The company behind Canada’s two biggest outdoor farm shows is expanding to the great indoors as the new operator of another well known Canadian farm industry event. Glacier FarmMedia announced Monday it has acquired and will assume management of the Farm Forum Event, an annual professional development event for farmers, starting with its 20th anniversary […] Read more

The RB Series balers have more European-type styling.

Silage baler a first for Massey Ferguson

The baler is especially made to handle the tougher conditions of silage bales

Massey Ferguson has announced its new RB Series Silage Baler, the company’s first ever silage-specific baler. AGCO and Massey Ferguson have designed the new RB Series Balers with a modern look, similar to European style balers with the rounded profile rather than a traditional square design. Another notable design feature that you’ll notice upfront is […] Read more

Brenda and Tom Snyder with their new Bertha corn picker.

A tale of two berthas

How the Snyder family designed pickers to fit their sweet corn operation

As the 2018 sweet corn harvest approached, the Snyder family was worried their old pulling machine wouldn’t be up to the job. “Old Bertha”, as she is affectionately known, has been pulling corn for the family’s farm near Caledonia, Ont. for nearly 20 years. Why it matters: Farmers can’t always find affordable and perfect equipment […] Read more

GSI’s new Z-Series bins have a self-cleaning option.

New grain bins make cleanout safer

The bins have inflatable bags that help to move the grain out safely

Grain bins and grain handling equipment are one of the main causes of on-farm accidents. One of the places where farmers or employees can get injured is inside of the grain bin. Thinking back to my time on the family farm, the first job I was able to do on my own was unloading bins […] Read more

Deveron’s Matrice drone is used for many agriculture applications.

Deveron predicts continued increase of drones in ag-data use

The Canadian drone company has recently purchased or aligned itself with ag data providers

Canadian agricultural drone service company Deveron UAS hopes recent acquisitions will help it deliver independent data gathering and practical analysis to farmers. Deveron UAS recently acquired Veritas Farm Management, the data analytics arm of South West Ag Partners Inc. David MacMillan, president and chief executive officer for Deveron, says the acquisition, as well as a […] Read more

Trump raises ethanol use in gasoline, appeases farmers ahead of elections

Washington | Reuters — U.S. President Donald Trump launched an effort on Tuesday to increase ethanol use in the nation’s gasoline pool, delivering a long-sought political victory to the nation’s Farm Belt and angering oil refiners ahead of November’s congressional elections. Trump announced the lifting of a ban on summer sales of gasoline blended with […] Read more

AgriRecovery offered for B.C. wildfire costs

British Columbia ranchers and farmers who lost pasture or cropland or had to move livestock out of the path of wildfires this year may be eligible for AgriRecovery funding. The federal and B.C. governments on Thursday announced a new AgriRecovery program worth up to $5 million to help defray “extraordinary costs incurred” due to wildfires […] Read more