Alberta

As part of the Canada Grain Act review, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions call for an end to mandatory outward weighing and inspection services by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) that impose additional costs on farmers, and the expansion of the CGC’s role in supporting farmers’ rights to dispute grading results. In their submission, the commissions say the review...
Kubota Canada Ltd. unveiled the all-new MX Series, a hybrid between compact and utility tractors, at the Agri-Trade Equipment Expo in Red Deer, Alberta. The MX Series is now comprised of two models, the MX5400 and the MX6000, ranging from 55.5 to 63.4 gross engine horsepower and both available with an optional factory cab. The MX Series is designed for...
How hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit forged the next generation of Kang Construction Ferlin Kang didn’t always know he wanted to go into the construction industry. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, he was exposed to the energy and opportunity that comes with living in a growing, evolving city. Ferlin knew he could pursue different paths in life, but...
Nors Group (Nors), a global leader in transport solutions and construction equipment, has purchased Strongco Corporation (Strongco) and will take over its Volvo Construction Equipment’s Canadian dealerships and distribution. The Portugal-based company finalized the deal to purchase Strongco on March 18. Nors is taking over 22 Volvo CE locations, including those in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova...
Delivering what you declare is now more important than ever for farmers. Recent changes to grain declarations now include a legally binding agreement as required by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Farmers are encouraged to carefully read the new declarations for the 2020-2021 crop year. In many cases, the legally binding declaration required by the CGC is included as Part...
Team Alberta is seeking farmer participation for a grain conditioning study that will assess on-farm energy consumption and efficiency of grain drying and conditioning systems. The data obtained from the grain conditioning project will be a critical source of information for Alberta farmers regarding efficiencies, implementation or expansion of grain conditioning systems. Information gained will also be used for advocacy...
Claas dealer Alberta AG Centre will now cover additional territory in the Western Canadian province and add four new locations. Claas and Alberta AG Centre recently announced that the dealership has been assigned additional territory in Alberta, Canada. The expansion comes after the Smith's Equipment Sales acquisition in Lougheed, Alberta, and a new facility in Stettler, Alberta. Alberta AG will add...
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U.S. agricultural exports and overall increase of $65 billion in gross domestic product will provide a welcome boost. USDA estimates COVID-19 contributed to a $50 billion...
The Government of Alberta has awarded $200 million in grants to municipalities across the province to upgrade local bridges, roads and community airports and make improvements to water supply and treatment facilities. The additional grant funding will support about 1,800 jobs in communities across Alberta. Jason Kenney, Premier: “Albertans in every corner of the province are facing real challenges as our economy...
Kubota’s relaunches Entry Utility Tractor Line with more power and a Roomy Cab Kubota Canada Ltd. shows the all-new MX Series, a hybrid between compact and utility tractors, at the Agri-Trade Equipment Expo in Red Deer, Alberta. The MX Series is now comprised of two models, the MX5400 and the MX6000, ranging from 55.5 to 63.4 gross engine horsepower and...