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Coop federee cracks $6 billion mark in revenues

Revenues for expansion-minded Quebec agrifood and retail co-operative La Coop federee crossed the $6 billion mark in fiscal 2016, leading to a substantial jump in patronage dividends to producers. The co-operative at its annual meeting reported earnings, before patronage dividends and income taxes, of $275.44 million on $6.335 billion in revenues for fiscal 2016, up […] Read more

Kioti grows up, and into utilities

The South Korean brand adds 
three new and more powerful 
models to its tractor line

Kioti wants to be a bigger player in the mainstream ag tractor market. As part of that effort, it recently added three more models to the top end of its relatively new PX Series. Prior to the introduction of these new machines, the brand was really only a player in the compact and sub-compact tractor […] Read more

Warm Saskatchewan weather spells early load limits

A long spell of spring-like weather in Saskatchewan’s southwest has softened roads to the point where winter weights are about to be removed. Increased winter weights will end in southwestern Saskatchewan, including several major roads and 70 rural municipalities, starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday (Feb. 24), the provincial highways department announced Wednesday. Affected roads will […] Read more

Can-Am expands its lineup

New offerings 
include another 
side-by-side and 
6x6 models

BRP announced it has expanded its Can-Am line of Defender side-by-side UTVs, adding another model, the new HD5, with what the brand calls a “mid-sized” engine. “The 2017 Can-Am Defender HD5 side-by-side vehicle provides full-size functionality and unmatched versatility at an attractive price point,” explained Marc-André Dubois, the brand’s global Marketing director, in a press release. […] Read more

Equipment sharing is on the rise

From community spirit to a corporate platform: farmers have many ways to share

Several years ago, Bernie McClean started out farming with next to nothing. The Glaslyn, Sask.-based producer, who serves on the SaskCanola board, says it took “a lot of creative paths” to get where he is now. One of those paths was the decision to share a major piece of farm equipment — a John Deere […] Read more

FCC launches new loan for young agri-businesspeople

Canada’s federal farm lending agency is expanding its loan offerings in agribusiness and agrifood with a new program aimed at young businesspeople. Farm Credit Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Loan, launched Thursday in Ottawa during Canada Agriculture Day celebrations, will offer financing of up to $1 million per qualified applicant under age 40, at closed variable rates […] Read more

Krone demonstrates the Premos 5000

We check out the performance of Krone's in-field pellet harvester

Last June the Grainews e-QuipTV video team travelled to Hungary to get a look at some of German-based manufacturer Krone’s equipment at work in the field. That included the company’s new-concept Premos 5000 in-field pellet harvester. First unveiled to the public at the 2015 Agritechnica machinery show in Germany, the Premos 5000 is the first […] Read more

Ford puts a diesel in its 2018 F-150

Canada's most popular pickup gets new styling cues and engine options

The 2018 F-150 lineup is new with even tougher looks,” proudly proclaimed Ford’s press release from the North American International Auto Show in January. “From XL to top-of-the-line Limited, all Ford F-150 models receive new grilles, headlamps and bumpers that create a visually wider and more planted stance and maximum differentiation between the series.” There’s […] Read more

Krone packs more hay into a bale

The BiG Pack HDP II large square baler boosts throughput and bale density

As Thomas Gress and a group of other baler product specialists at Krone stood in the shadow of an old Hungarian village church this past summer, they were surrounded by a group of journalists from several countries. Krone invited members of the media to a large farm on the outskirts of that village to see […] Read more

Updated implements from John Deere

New field cultivator 
and mulch finisher get 
high-speed capability

In December, John Deere announced it was introducing two new high-speed tillage implements, model 2230 field cultivators, available in level-lift and floating hitch configurations, along with the model 2330 mulch finisher. The 2230 field cultivators are designed to provide even and consistent soil mixing and residue flow for seedbed preparation, using six-inch “split-the-middle” shank spacing […] Read more