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Regulator rips CN’s use of freight embargoes at West Coast

Canadian National Railway has been found in breach of its service obligations on grain and other traffic by a federal regulator aiming to crack down on the company’s use of freight embargoes. The Canadian Transportation Agency on Monday released its determination on “possible freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area” last fall. The regulator […] Read more


AGCO proves precision features add value

On-farm trials show yield gains in the U.S. when new technology is added

Three years ago, AGCO decided to prove to its customers — and potential customers — that outfitting one of its White Planters with precision planting technology would offer them a payback in higher yields. The company organized a series of field trials across the Midwest and measured the impact of improving seed placement, and depth on yields. The trials involved […] Read more


Case IH puts AccuTurn on Patriot sprayers

Enhanced auto-guidance option now moves to its sprayer series

This year Case IH made its Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) AccuTurn feature, an automated headland-turning technology, available on its Patriot Series sprayers. The software originated in Case IH’s autonomous concept vehicle program, which the brand showed off in a fully autonomous Magnum tractor a couple of years ago, and it has been available in tractors. Maximum turn […] Read more



NH’s Genesis T8 with PLM Intelligence

New Holland’s redesigned tractor comes with ramped up digital capacity

For several years now both Case IH and New Holland have both been owned by parent company CNH Industrial. While both brands have maintained their own independence to a large extent, a lot of the new technology introduced under one colour soon shows up in the other. That seems to be the case again this […] Read more


Case IH introduces AFS Soil Command

Smart tillage now an option on the red brand’s implements

Just as technology gives producers a tool to improve on-farm efficiency and reduce operating costs on combines, tractors, and drills, brands have been taking that technology and applying it to tillage implements for the same reason. Case IH recently introduced its AFS Soil Command, which brings digital tech to its red line of tillage implements. Case IH tillage […] Read more




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Rising diesel prices coming

MarketsFarm — Higher diesel prices are on the horizon for Canada and the U.S. in 2019. GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague pointed to an increase in overall demand, combined with a slowdown in heavy oil production and the federal carbon tax as well as pending IMO 2020 regulations — that is, the International Marine […] Read more


John Deere upgrades its 6R Series tractors

Range offers models that span the 110 to 250 horsepower range

Last August John Deere updated its 2019 line of 110- to 215-horsepower 6R Series tractors, giving them a host of new features. The updated models include the 6110R, 6120R, 6130R, 6145R, 6155R, 6175R, 6195R and 6215R in both two- and four-wheel drive configurations with cabs. First and foremost, among the new optional features is the […] Read more