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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[...]

EQuip Blog: Every which way but loose

If the title of this week's blog had you hoping I'd be talking about Clint Eastwood movies, I'm sorry to disappoint you. It's just that another restoration project is getting up to speed in my workshop, and I've done little else lately than spend time trying to loosen very rusty bolts, nearly all of which[...]

Machinery tours: Build it and they will come

Last March, Grainews editor Leeann Minogue and her husband traveled to Nebraska to see their new Case IH combine come off the assembly line at CNH’s Grand Island plant. (You can read about their experience in this article in the current issue of Grainews.) This kind of working vacation is becoming more and more popular[...]

EQuipTV: New Zealand seeding technology heads north

Growers in North Dakota were recently treated to a demonstration of New Zealand seed drill technology at work in Prairie growing conditions. Baker No-Tillage, the New Zealand manufacturer of the Cross Slot drill, has partnered with North American manufacturers to build units on this continent for farmers in the zero-till market. Grainews machinery editor Scott[...]

Three steps to effective pre-harvest weed control

At this stage in the crop year, many farmers are thinking about making a late-season application of glyphosate to control perennial weeds. A pre-harvest pass can be effective weed control, but if it's applied at the wrong time or under the wrong conditions, it's just wasted time and money. Farmers shouldn't rely on it to[...]