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WCFPS offers a look at what’s new

As machinery editor here at Grainews, attending farm shows is an essential part of my job. Although for me — as for most machinery enthusiasts — having a job that requires you to walk through equipment displays hardly qualifies as work. And if keeping up to speed on what the machinery market has to offer[...]

These boots are made for Case IH fans

You’ve likely seen Caterpillar-branded boots and shoes, which have been available in stores nearly everywhere for years now. Case IH has decided to get in on that kind of merchandising action by introducing its own line of branded work boots. “We teamed up with Eastman Footwear to create a boot made for farmers who are[...]

New ag apps for iPad

If you own an iPad, there is a pair of new agricultural apps that can turn it into a much more useful tool. They may even save you time and money. ScoutDoc First, there is ScoutDoc, offered by AgNition Inc. of Guelph, Ontario, which allows you to turn that iPad into a handy field scouting[...]

MFWD tractors bulk up

This summer Case IH announced the pending introduction of its most powerful Magnum tractor yet, the 370 CVT. Rated at 370 engine horsepower, the new Magnum will probably be the most powerful rigid-frame tractor on the North American market when it’s released in late 2012. Despite the pending introduction of that big Magnum, which will[...]

John Deere’s FarmSight: A Future Vision

In order to let farmers know the direction it intends to take with future technology development, John Deere recently introduced FarmSight, an overall concept that focuses on creating specific new solutions that provide an integrated, overall management system for a farm’s entire equipment fleet.“John Deere FarmSight is the strategy or vision of what John Deere[...]

Broadcast Seed Without Blowing It

With so many saturated fields last year, many farmers turned to last-resort methods like “blowing” seed on with broadcasting equipment. With a high probability of a wet spring again this year, many more might be willing to try broadcasting cereals and oilseeds on to fields too wet to get an air seeder into. But is[...]

Old Massey Stands The Test Of Time

When former grain grower Norm Biggar of Oakville, Ont., bought his 1135 Massey-Ferguson tractor new in 1975 he had other tractors on the farm, but most of them have been replaced several times over the years. The 1135, however, is still there, even though he is no longer actively farming.“When we first got it, it[...]

Holistic Approach Benefits No-Till Growers

Are you a Betty Crocker grain grower? That was the question producers attending the Manitoba- North Dakota Zero-Till conference recently held at Brandon, Man., were left to ponder. Jill Clapperton, a freelance consultant who discussed production practices there, says that phrase has been used to refer to people who look for a “just-add-water recipe” to[...]

Outback Targets The Majority

“ Our price is low and we sell volume,” says Darren Pritchard, Can-adian sales manager for Outback Guidance when talking about the company’s product line. In addition, he adds the company believes the majority of Prairie farmers are looking for guidance products that offer simple-to-use, economical and mid-range features; so many of Outback’s products were[...]