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Court approves Morris Industries' sale to Rite Way

Seeding equipment manufacturer Morris Industries has been approved for sale to another Saskatchewan manufacturer -- minus its Yorkton manufacturing plant, which is not part of the sale and is now expected to close by year's end. Judge Shawn Smith of Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon on Friday approved the sale of Morris to a[...]

Equipment dealer chain Rocky Mountain to go private

Canada's biggest farm equipment dealership chain has made a deal to take itself private after almost 13 years on the TSX. Rocky Mountain Dealerships (RME) announced Monday it has an agreement in place with a numbered Alberta company controlled by CEO Garrett Ganden and board chairman Matthew Campbell, for 100 per cent of RME at[...]

Court approval sought for Morris Industries sale

The court overseeing creditor protection for seeding equipment maker Morris Industries is being asked to approve a deal for the company's sale to another Saskatchewan manufacturer. Calgary consultancy Alvarez and Marsal, the court-appointed monitor for Morris, said Tuesday in its latest report to Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon it recommends approval of a sale[...]

Rite Way proposes to buy Morris Industries

Cash-crunched seeding equipment maker Morris Industries has been handed a letter of intent to purchase, from a Saskatchewan suitor with a farm equipment company of its own. Calgary consultancy Alvarez and Marsal said in a report Tuesday it received a letter of intent for a "proposed sale transaction" from Superior Farms Solutions Ltd. (SFSL), the[...]

Ag equipment maker Morris in creditor protection

Downsizing and staff cuts lie ahead for well known Prairie farm equipment maker Morris Industries as the company enters creditor protection due to a "liquidity crisis." The Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon on Wednesday approved the Morris Group's Jan. 3 application, which stays any proceedings or actions against the company until Jan. 18 at[...]

Coming soon: AGDealerTV

AGDealer, Glacier FarmMedia's online home for an inventory of over 30,000 pieces of Canadian farm equipment for sale, is about to both show and tell farmers more about new machinery and tech entering the market. Now in production for a launch in the near future, AGDealerTV will be AGDealer's new video series, aiming to inform[...]

Farm Business Communications in online award running

The online arm of Winnipeg ag journal publisher Farm Business Communications (FBC) is representing at this fall's Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs). The COPAs, to be presented Nov. 7 in Toronto, are a juried competition to promote and support Canada's digital publishing industry, and are operated by Mississauga-based publishing sector magazine Masthead. Finalists for the[...]

YOUTH AG-SUMMIT:'Thought leaders' consider farming's future

Sustainability, leadership and innovation in agriculture guided four days of learning, debating and discussion among young "thought leaders" from 33 countries at this week's Youth Ag-Summit. The event, held in Canberra, Australia from Aug. 24 to 27, and organized by Bayer CropScience and the Australian youth organization Future Farmers Network, was set up to build[...]

Video: Adjust your combine for crop condition

It's a common misconception that the settings laid out in the operator's manual will give a producer perfect performance from his or her combine every time. As Les Hill, ag and bioresources program director with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI), tells Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey in this video, every combine needs to be[...]

E-Quip Blog: Agco to introduce smaller RoGator

Last year Agco announced it was "retiring" its SpraCoupe brand of sprayers, which catered to farmers who want smaller-sized application equipment. That left Agco with just its RoGator and TerraGator lines of higher-capacity machines. But with the recent announcement of the pending introduction of the RG700 RoGator, it's clear the company still sees a market[...]