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03 August 2012
Agricultural Bank Hands out 100bn Rubles to Finance Farmers
RUSSIA - In the first half of 2012 the Russian Agricultural Bank, Rosselkhobank, has provided credit support to farmers to carry out seasonal work worth more than 100 billion rubles. ...
19 July 2012
Experts Urge Farmers to Focus on Tractor Safety
UK - Cutting the number of accidents on farmland involving quad bikes, chainsaws and tractors was the aim of an event set to take place in North Wales today (19 July)....
13 June 2012
Better Marketing Could Improve Farm Safety
GLOBAL - Better marketing tactics may lead to improved safety in one of the nation's most dangerous occupations -- farming, according to Penn State researchers....
23 May 2012
Monsanto to Purchase Technology Developer Precision Planting
US - In line with its vision of delivering yield to farmers sustainably, Monsanto Company has announced it reached an agreement to purchase planting technology developer Precision Planting, Inc.,...
New John Deere 6R Series Tractors for 2012
UK - New small and medium frame tractors from the John Deere 6R Series tractor range can be seen on the John Deere stand at Cereals 2012 in June....
21 May 2012
John Deere AutoTrac Controller Widens the Net
UK - John Deere’s proven multi-brand satellite guidance system is now available as a more fully integrated solution for other makes of tractor and older John Deere models....
10 May 2012
Cereals 2012: New Crop Protection Technology on Show
UK - From the latest self-propelled sprayer to a set of nozzles to fit it, there’s something for every spraying need and budget at Cereals 2012....
09 April 2012
Research Shows Reduction in Volatility, Drift for Enlist Tech Package
US - Research presented at the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) annual meeting showed a dramatic reduction in the potential for off-target movement with herbicides featuring Colex-D™...
19 March 2012
Indian Government Donates Agriculture Equipment to Myanmar
INDIA - The Indian government will provide US$10 million in assistance for the agriculture sector, its embassy in Yangon said last week....
15 March 2012
Corn Insecticide Linked to Great Die-Off of Beneficial Honeybees
EUROPE - New research has linked springtime die-offs of honeybees critical for pollinating food crops — part of the mysterious malady called colony collapse disorder — with technology for...
16 February 2012
John Deere Innovations Recognised at Spanish Agricultural Trade Fair
SPAIN - A number of innovative John Deere solutions have been recognised with awards at this year's FIMA fair in Zaragoza (14-18 February 2012), Spain's most prestigious international agricultural...
Hubei Promotes Machinery to Guarantee Spring Ploughing
HUBEI, CHINA - The time for spring ploughing and production is around the corner. The agricultural mechanisation departments in various places of Hubei province have exerted the utmost effort...
13 February 2012
UK Diesel Rules Relaxed to Help Fight Freeze
UK - HM REVENUE and Customs has relaxed the rules on the use of red diesel to allow farmers to help grit and clear snow from public roads during extreme weather conditions....
10 February 2012
Russian Government Subsidises Fuel for Farmers
RUSSIA - Russian agriculture minister Yelena Skrynnik this week announced an increase in the subsidised fuel granted to farmers in the March to June period to cultivate the land. ...
02 February 2012
Two More Dow AgroSciences Seed Facilities Accredited by USDA
US - Two additional seed production sites for Dow AgroSciences Refuge Advanced® powered by SmartStax® have been certified under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Accredited Seed...
19 January 2012
Pairing Poncho/VOTiVO with AERIS Improves Cotton Vigor, Yield
US - Bayer CropScience discussed the benefits of pairing Poncho®/VOTiVO® with Aeris® seed-applied insecticide/nematicide on cotton, as well as the new On Demand® seed treatment system, at...
17 January 2012
New Transmission & Gator at LAMMA
UK - In addition to the new 9R Series tractor, which is making its UK debut at LAMMA 2012, John Deere is showing a 6210R tractor equipped with the newly designed 24-speed DirectDrive transmission,...
12 December 2011
China's Economic Trends Drive Change to Modern, Efficient Agriculture
ANALYSIS - With a growing population but a shrinking rural population, China's farmers are changing from man-power to iron horse-power as they move to a more contemporary approach to agriculture,...
09 December 2011
John Deere Enhances European Parts Service
EU - John Deere's European Parts Distribution Centre (E-PDC) has officially inaugurated its new deconsolidation and packaging facility, a 23 million euro investment which will create additional...
21 November 2011
Agritechnica: High-Tech Iron Roundup
GLOBAL - Experiencing Agritechnica for the first time, I'd describe it as a giant playground for men. I saw countless grown men climbing up and dangling half in and half out of ag equipment -...
18 November 2011
New Holland, Case IH Showcase Bioenergy Offering at Agritechnica
GERMANY - Germany's leader role in bioenergy and biofuel is being seen at Agritechnica with both Case IH and New Holland offering new innovations to assist farmers who are interested in biomass...
17 November 2011
China Making its Presence Felt at Agritechnica
GERMANY - One of the largest exhibiting countries at Agritechnica this year is from China, writes Chris Harris for TheCropSite....
John Deere Takes Unique Approach at Agritechnica
GERMANY - This year's Agritechnica offers a unique experience for all visitors, showcasing the most advanced technology available for planting, tilling and harvesting, writes Sarah Mikesell,...
16 November 2011
Agritechnica Showcases Innovation at Every Turn
GERMANY - Agritechnica, the world's largest agricultural equipment event, showcases European innovation and engineering in pavilion after pavilion after pavilion, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite...
15 November 2011
Boom in Ag Machinery Industry; VDMA Revises Growth to 28 Per Cent
GERMANY - Agricultural equipment manufacturers have come to this year's Agritechnica in an exceptionally strong economic upswing phase, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor, live...
International Participation Grows at Agritechnica
GERMANY - More than 2,700 exhibitors are taking part in AgriTechnica 2011, which is taking place in Hannover, Germany, this week, writes Chris Harris from the exhibition. ...
04 November 2011
Is Tillage Really Helping?
CANADA - Growers have made great strides in advancing no tillage and conservation tillage practices....
01 November 2011
Caterpillar Completes Acquisition of MWM
GLOBAL - Caterpillar Inc. today announced it has finalized the purchase of MWM Holding GmbH (MWM) from 3i and funds managed by 3i for €580 million (approximately $800 million). This action...
19 October 2011
EC Approves Caterpillar Acquisition of MWM
GERMANY - On Wednesday, 19th of October 2011 the European Commission has agreed to the sale of the long established company MWM to Caterpillar. Please find the statement of the MWM Holding as...
Farm Worker Shortage Drives Up Tractor Sales
INDIA - As the shortage of farm hands turns into an epidemic across India, an unintended consequence: faster mechanisation of agriculture, leading to a rapid growth in sales of tractors and farm...

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