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Introducing the Weed Clipper

Bourgault Tillage Tools debuts a new weed control option

One of the newest implements to hit the market in Canada this year, the Weed Clipper (video), came from Bourgault Tillage Tools, and it was on display in the Innovations Show Place at Canada’s Farm Progress in Regina in June. Designed to cut fast growing weeds that are taller than the crop, the Weed Clipper gives […] Read more


Alberta to buy rail cars for oil

Ottawa | Reuters — The Alberta government is in talks to buy rail cars to transport 120,000 barrels per day of crude oil and expects a deal to conclude within weeks, Premier Rachel Notley said Wednesday, as the province takes actions to move oil stuck in the region because of a lack of pipeline capacity. […] Read more


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No big problems seen in grain transportation so far

CNS Canada — It’s so far, so good with grain shipments to the three major Canadian ports according, to a spokesperson with Quorum Corporation, which compiles weekly performance updates on Canada’s grain handling sector. The spokesperson said there not have been any big problems recently, only a few sporadic instances in rail shipments. There has […] Read more

Deere mega-dealership buys into Red Deer market

A central Alberta John Deere dealership which billed itself as “one of the few independently owned” dealers in the region is set to join Cervus Equipment. Calgary-based, publicly-traded Cervus announced Friday it will buy Red Deer-based Deermart Equipment Sales for an undisclosed sum. Deermart, owned by John Donald, Jack Donald and Abe Derksen since 1982, […] Read more


Port authority clears new West Coast terminal

Work is expected to start within two weeks on a new port grain terminal expected to improve rail efficiency for grain shipments to Canada’s West Coast. Prairie grain handler Parrish and Heimbecker announced Thursday it’s “moving forward” with the Fraser Grain Terminal project as proposed in late 2016, after receiving approval for its project permit […] Read more

Fuel Lock: a keyless security system

Two versions designed to accommodate both large and small operations

Nearly every farmer has had fuel go missing from farm storage tanks at some point in time over the years. And with recent high-profile incidents surrounding farm security on the prairie, now is a good time to think about keeping all that expensive fuel right where it belongs. A new invention on display at the […] Read more



Producers vulnerable to cyber attacks

CNS Canada — Phishing attacks, data theft and data manipulation are a few of the dangers producers face when using digital technology. Two experts on the subject, Adrienne Ehrhardt of Michael Best and Friedrich and Doug Tait of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman spoke about the importance of cyber security on farms at last week’s Grain World […] Read more

VIDEO: A case of many CASEs

Cheaper by the dozen? Manitoba farmer operates a fleet of vintage 90 Series CASE tractors

Last October, machinery editor Scott Garvey took a drive out to Lavenham in southern Manitoba to see for himself one local farmer’s approach to farm machinery – a collection of twelve 90 Series CASE tractors. But these are only a part of a fleet of 26 tractors in total on Larry Rodgers’ farm that he […] Read more



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Gardiner Dam Terminal set to go full Viterra

The farmers who own half of central Saskatchewan’s Gardiner Dam Terminal have reached a deal to sell their half to their business partner and wind up the company. Glencore Agriculture’s Viterra arm announced Friday it will buy the half of GDT it doesn’t already own and take over operation of the GDT inland grain terminal […] Read more

Honey Bee offers up a sweet 60 feet

Honey Bee Manufacturing hits the 60-foot mark with a new header

Today’s combines have obviously grown considerably in size over the last couple of decades, and they can now take a very big bite out of a field in a single pass. But a new header from Saskatchewan-based Honey Bee Manufacturing will likely cause even those most familiar with farm equipment to do a double take. […] Read more