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19 October 2011
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...
10 October 2011
YFC Gets Growing in Uganda
UGANDA - A group of seven Young Farmers' Club members from across the UK have recently returned from a trip to Uganda....
23 September 2011
Prep for Autumn Harvest with Renewed Focus on Tractor Safety
US - The autumn harvest season is nearly upon us. The so-called "lazy" days of summer will undoubtedly give way to a very busy harvest for farmers across the country, increasing the likelihood...
14 September 2011
Fertilizer, Food, Machinery Shares Down on WASDE Report
GLOBAL - The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates were released today with the season average farm price for all wheat to be forecasted at $7.35 to $8.35 per bushel, up from $7.00 to...
25 August 2011
Largest Launch of New John Deere Equipment
US - John Deere completed the public unveiling of its new ag equipment for 2012 as part of the largest, most significant product introduction in the company's 174-year history. ...
22 August 2011
Furrow Sowing Often Worsens Water Repellence
AUSTRALIA - New research findings confirm grower observations that Western Australia's most common seeding technique - furrow sowing using knife points and press wheels - often exacerbates water...
17 August 2011
Farmers Webisodes Look at Life on the Farm
US - Four farm families featured in national television commercials are sharing a behind-the-scenes look into their lives in a series of monthly online webisodes available at
15 August 2011
Pioneer Hi-Bred Completes Expansion
US - DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred have celebrated the completion of a million dollar expansion project at its corn research center in New Holland, Pa....
01 August 2011
Increased Energy Prices Remain a Concern
US - While farmers are benefiting from positive commodity prices, rising production costs remain a concern, say economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation. ...
22 July 2011
Sales for Agricultural Machinery Still On the Rise
SOUTH AFRICA - The agricultural machinery market remains positive, with sales still climbing. ...
21 July 2011
Cargill Moves Crop Input Operations in Alberta
CANADA - Cargill is to close its crop inputs facility in Grimshaw, Alberta, from 31 July. ...
19 July 2011
Mexican Student Designs Robot Able To Grow Corn
MEXICO - A Mexican student has designed a robot capable of doing farm work including "plowing, planting, spraying and harvesting" corn, authorities said. ...
06 July 2011
Proposal Interferes with GPS Use in Ag, Construction
US - A proposal under consideration by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) jeopardizes use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) in agriculture and construction equipment, says Deere...
New Deere Combines for Europe Improve Productivity
EU - Specifically designed for European crops and conditions, John Deere's new W and T-Series combine range for the 2012 harvest season features models from 260 to 431hp (maximum rating at ECE...
28 June 2011
New 7R Series tractors from John Deere
UK - Designed as versatile workhorses for contractors and medium sized to large arable farms, John Deere's newly styled 7R Series tractors feature more power, manoeuvrability and operator comfort...
16 June 2011
Cereals 2011 Round Up
UK - Cereals 2011 kicked off in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire yesterday with over 64 hectares of stands and live demonstrations....
27 May 2011
Ghana's MOFA Gets 125 NH Tractors in Aid Project
GHANA - New Holland Agriculture delivered 125 New Holland TD80 straddle mount tractors at a ceremony held at the premises of the Agricultural Engineering Services Directory of Ghana's Ministry...
23 May 2011
Tips to Buy Used Farm Equipment
JAPAN - Buying used farm equipments has received huge popularity through the recent years due to the rock-bottom market. ...
20 May 2011
John Deere & Kuhn Agree on Strategic Cooperation
GLOBAL - Deere & Company and Kuhn Group announced today that they are establishing a strategic cooperation. ...
19 May 2011
AGCO Opens Doors to New Global Learning Center
US — AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is pleased to open the doors to the all-new Global Learning Center, Duluth (GLC), a state-of-the-art agricultural...
10 May 2011
Heavy Agricultural Machinery Damages Soil
NORWAY - Heavy agricultural machinery results in more permanent damage to the soil than previously believed by researchers. This may lead to poorer crop yields and increased pollution from agricultural...
29 April 2011
Take Advantage of Pre-seed Prep Time
CANADA - Canola seeded early usually has higher yield and quality than canola seeded late May or June. But there are two things you need to know about this statement. ...
27 April 2011
AGCO Acquisition Develops Combine Business
CHINA - AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, today announced it has agreed to acquire an 80 per cent equity interest in Shandong Dafeng Machinery Co., Ltd....
14 April 2011
10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Sprayer
US - Spraying season is just around the corner, writes Erdal Ozkan, professor at The Ohio State University. ...
08 April 2011
Safety Tips for Spring Planting Season
US - Setting realistic work priorities and being prepared for planting season are the most important safety tips for farmers to remember this spring, said a Purdue University Extension farm safety...
07 April 2011
New Regulations Affect Farm Fuel Storage
US - Agricultural producers in the US who arestoring more than 1,320 gallons of fuel or other petroleum products on their farms will soon need a written plan for preventing and handling spills,...
30 March 2011
New Auto Section Control for Basic Sprayers
UK - John Deere has introduced the new Raven SmartBoom, which offers a GPS automatic boom section control option to customers buying or owning basic specification sprayers. ...
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