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Advisory council named to steer national Food Policy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Development of Canada’s Food Policy is taking a major step forward with the naming Friday of a new advisory council featuring industry, academic and government members tasked with guiding the policy. Public consultations on a “Food Policy for Canada” started in 2017, leading to the release of a 2018 report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada […] Read more

Ford recalling older-model Rangers over airbag inflators

Deaths, injuries linked to faulty inflators

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — Ford Motor Co. is recalling 153,000 older trucks that may have had obsolete Takata air bag modules installed in collision and theft repairs after the Takata recall was completed, the automaker said on Thursday. The second-largest U.S. automaker identified about 8,800 Ford Ranger 2004-06 trucks in Canada and 144,340 in the […] Read more

Norfolk Tractor to sell only Kubota

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new stand-alone Kubota dealer is coming to Norfolk County. The owners of the D&W Group Inc., a four-store agricultural and construction equipment dealer complex located in south-central Ontario, announced the conversion of their facility in Simcoe, Norfolk Tractor, from a major multi-line operation to one dedicated to the exclusive sale and service of Kubota […] Read more

Some U.S. ethanol producers cut production to sell natural gas for profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters — Sky-high U.S. natural gas prices have prompted some Midwestern ethanol producers to reduce processing in the last week, hoping instead to sell off some of their natural gas to take advantage of current high spot prices caused by the spike in cold weather, industry sources said. Ethanol margins in the […] Read more

Diesel prices, carbon tax cause headaches for farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Crude oil prices have been steadily on the rise since last November as oil-producing nations implement production cuts and Canadian farmers already affected by climbing diesel prices will have to dig deeper into their wallets this April. On April 1, the federal government’s carbon levy on diesel will go up from 8.05 cents […] Read more


Russia-based Cognitive Agro Pilot offers an autonomous combine navigation system that relies on a self-contained camera system rather than on GPS.

Company uses AI to guide combines

Cognitive Agro Pilot relies more on sensing objects in the field instead of GPS to guide it

Reading Time: 3 minutes Artificial intelligence systems introduced into combine threshing systems enable the machines to automatically self-adjust to minimize losses and improve grain quality without operator input. Cognitive Agro Pilot’s system differs from the others. Instead of relying on a satellite signal, the system uses a camera to read the terrain ahead and its AI programming decides how […] Read more

Degelman to make heavy harrows for Deere

Regina company reaches OEM agreement for new line

Reading Time: 2 minutes Major U.S. farm equipment manufacturer John Deere Co. has launched a new line of heavy harrows — and is going to Saskatchewan to get them. Regina equipment maker Degelman Industries announced Tuesday it has reached an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) agreement to provide Deere with a line of three heavy harrow models, the HH50, HH70 […] Read more

Glacier’s outdoor ag shows preparing digital event lineup

Each show to host multiple online events during 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The company hosting Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show and its western counterpart, Ag in Motion, plans to use the online platforms it set up in 2020 to instead host multiple smaller online events this year. Both outdoor ag shows hosted by Winnipeg-based Glacier FarmMedia — the owner of this website — went online in 2020 due […] Read more


Ford cuts output of F-150s due to semiconductor shortage

U.S. firm among manufacturers caught off guard

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it is cutting shifts at two U.S. plants that build its highly profitable flagship F-150 pickup trucks starting next week due to a global shortage of semiconductor chips, raising fears the problem could be worsening. The No. 2 U.S. automaker said it will run one of […] Read more

Improperly cleaned spray booms create a V-shaped pattern of crop damage when starting a new field requiring a different herbicide.

Recirculating booms can help slow spread of herbicide-resistant weeds

AGCO demonstrated value of new sprayer tech on a crop tour

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Just a few years ago, herbicide resistance in weeds seemed like a distant concern, something occurring elsewhere. However, it should be no surprise to anyone that today the International Survey of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, which is a collaborative effort between weed scientists in more than 80 countries, says that is no longer true. […] Read more