Huron Tractor acquiring McGrail Farm Equipment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Huron Tractor will expand its dealer network by two more locations with its acquisition of McGrail Farm Equipment. The companies recently announced the acquisition which will be effective Jan. 1, 2021. McGrail Farm Equipment L.P. is a John Deere dealership which serves Chatham-Kent and Essex County from its locations in Chatham and Comber. “It is […] Read more

Buhler pulls Farm King manufacturing back to Canada

Work to halt at Minnesota plant early next year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winnipeg farm equipment maker Buhler Industries is relocating its Farm King manufacturing work back to Canada from the U.S. this winter. After consolidating its U.S. manufacturing this summer into one plant at Willmar, Minn., about 140 km west of Minneapolis, the company said Thursday it will also halt production at Willmar in early 2021. Buhler, […] Read more

Eric Ferguson, from Sunderland, Ontario represented Canada in conventional plowing at the 2018 World’s Ploughing Match in 2018.

Durham Region hosts 2019 Canadian Plowing Championship

National title up for grabs at October event

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2019 Canadian Plowing Championship is heading to Ontario, in Sunderland from Oct. 2 to 4. The annual event will have 14 senior competitors from Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta competing for the title of Canadian Plowing Champion and the opportunity to compete at the 2020 World’s Ploughing Match held on Aug. 8 and 9 […] Read more

Tools for hay management are one of the major areas of export of farm equipment from Ontario to the U.S.

Tariffs made for “lean year” for agriculture manufacturers

The lifting of the U.S.-Canada steel tariffs should make trade easier and reduce the cost of farm machinery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manufacturers of agriculture equipment are expressing relief as steel and aluminum tariffs between Canada and the U.S. were withdrawn. The Canadian, U.S. and Mexican governments came to agreement May 17 to drop the tariffs which had been in place for almost a year, driven by U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to force agreement to a […] 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

The new Case IH line was a popular piece of equipment to visit at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

Case IH introduces the 250 Series combines

The next generation Case IH combines debuted at Grand Island factory

Reading Time: 3 minutes In July, Case IH invited members of the farm media to the combine-assembly plant it shares with sister CNH Global brand New Holland in Grand Island, Nebraska. That’s where the brand wanted to give journalists their first look at the new 250 Series models. Available for the 2019 season, the 250 Series offers a host […] Read more

U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum have affected the cost of agriculture equipment.

Commodity prices, trade cloud equipment sales projections

The decline in the Canadian dollar makes imported equipment more expensive for farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes At Farm Credit Canada, we project total tractor sales to increase 1.4 per cent in 2018 and decline 1.6 per cent in 2019. The outlook for combine and 4WD tractor sales is more pessimistic as sales are projected to normalize to levels below the 2013-17 average sales. Our projections embed a high level of uncertainty. […] Read more

Redesigned track modules with a new belt design and improved suspension will offer higher road speeds.

More updates for John Deere’s S Series combine

Track suspension, header and tech improvements coming for 2019-model year combine

Reading Time: 2 minutes John Deere is offering an improved track suspension module as a factory-installed option for its S Series line of combines. The company said the module is available for 2019 model-year machines, and will be available with 30- or 36-inch (76.2 or 91.4 cm) belt widths. The new track modules see changes to the track belt […] Read more

CNH Industrial improves guidance after strong Q2, shares up 10 pct

Reading Time: 2 minutes Milan | Reuters (July 26, 2018) – Truck and tractor maker CNH Industrial raised its full-year guidance on Tuesday after better-than-expected quarterly earnings, sparking a more than 10 percent rally in its shares. Milan-listed shares closed 10.6 percent higher at 9.93 euros, making it the best performer on the city’s blue-chip index, which ended the session […] Read more