Farming

 WCCO Belting (WCCO) has been named to the '100 Best Workplaces for Innovators list by Fast Company. The list celebrates company cultures that empower employees at all levels to improve processes, create new products, or invent new ways of doing business. The list of winners will be included in the September issue of the magazine. WCCO earned the 57th spot on the list. "WCCO Belting earned...
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that Benoit Basillais has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC), replacing Serge Riendeau.  Mr. Basillais began his career with the CDC as an economist in 2003. He has held various leadership positions with the CDC, and was named Director of Policy and Economics in 2016. He...
U.S. ag tractor and combine monthly unit sales in May 2022 fell below the five-year average for the first time since March 2020, while Canadian sales remained above the line, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales fell 14.5 percent for the month of May compared to 2021, while U.S....
Precision farming will become even more precise when Valtra customers get access to the Section Control 96 with Multiboom feature. Section Control automation has previously been able to divide the boom of an ISOBUS-compatible sprayer, for example, into 24 or 36 sections. The new Section Control 96, by comparison, can divide the boom into up to 96 different sections,...
The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer is a nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy. From the latest report, the Ag Economy Barometer has registered a dipped down 12 points from February and 36% lower than March 2021, marking the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020, the early days of the pandemic. The decline...
Valtra drivers now benefit from completely automatic headland turns of their tractor. Together with Auto U-Pilot headland automation and Valtra Guide automated steering, the new SmartTurn feature completes the automation of field tasks by automatically turning the tractor in the headland. As a result, the driver does not have to touch the steering wheel at all on the entire field....
The cost of growing crops could outpace revenue for many farmers in 2022, making it more difficult to break even despite rising commodity prices and increased demand both domestically and globally. The American Farm Bureau Federation is launching a series of Market Intel articles examining rising farm production expenses. The first report concludes that farm production costs are likely to increase 6% in...
Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease by $5.4 billion (4.5 percent) from 2021 to $113.7 billion in 2022. This expected increase follows a forecast increase of $23.9 billion (25.1 percent) in 2021. Net cash farm income is forecast to increase by $1.9 billion (1.4 percent) to $136.1 billion in 2022, after a forecast...
Results are in for World Ag Expo’s 2022 Top-10 New Products Competition. The winners will be showcased February 8-10, 2022 during the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. The impressive field of new products were submitted for the contest by exhibitors of the largest annual agricultural show of its kind. Products ranged from simple solutions to autonomous robots and electric...
Redesigned from the ground up, 3 new models offer productivity-enhancing features and exceptional operator environment. Case IH is adding the Patriot 50 series sprayer to its lineup of self-propelled application equipment. With an exceptional operator environment, complete vehicle control, enhanced connectivity solutions and integrated spray technology, the Patriot 50 series sprayer is designed to help operators work more productively and...