Fendt, who released the Momentum planter at last year’s Commodity Classic, debuted the latest updates at this year’s show with a focus on dry fertilizer applications. The Momentum planter has features designed to put more money in the farmer’s pocket including in-line tandem wheels, as opposed to side by side, which therefore eliminates pinch-rows. Additionally,… Read More

With increasing demands for commodities and a desire by many to work smarter not harder, automation within farm equipment has taken a front seat and Raven is dedicated to creating autonomic solutions for new and traditional farm machinery. Commodity Classic in New Orleans was the backdrop for the introduction of Raven’s Omnipower 3200, the latest… Read More

Soybean farmers are riding the wave as the market continues to see a strong global demand creating a multitude of opportunities for growers. Caleb Ragland, director with the American Soybean Association (ASA), says although the input prices remain high, commodity prices also remain high, creating an offset that will likely be very favourable for soybean… Read More

It seems the only certainty in the ag industry is knowing there will always be a level of uncertainty. Knowing this, Agricultural Economic Insights (AEI) have designed a tool to help farmers forecast commodity prices within specific timeframes, share their predictions, and even get a payout if they are the most accurate. David Widmar, with… Read More

After being back on the road and attending several trade shows filled with machinery, one thing is certain — combines aren’t getting smaller, and neither are the headers. Kevin Forth, tactical marketing manager for Fendt, was on hand at Commodity Classic at New Orleans, Louisiana, to showcase the latest addition to the Fendt IDEAL combine —… Read More

As producers start to prepare for the upcoming seeding season, equipment manufacturers are also preparing for what could be another successful year for their industry. Despite all of the challenges that came with the pandemic, including persistent supply chain shortages, the ag equipment industry has seen strong sales over the course of the last two… Read More

The electrical current that makes the global supply chain run is reliability and predictability. If ever someone had “unplugged” that current, it’s now. Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soybean Transportation Coalition, says that the past few weeks and few years have been a real eye-opener for some, that what happens half-way across the globe… Read More

Move over, green-on-ground spray technology: green-on-green is here. And not just any green, John Deere green. Kaylene Ballesteros, product manager with John Deere, took RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis for a tour of the tech at Commodity Classic at New Orleans, Louisiana, last week. “This here is our See & Spray Ultimate. That is our in-season solution… Read More

Supply chain disruptions from fertilizer, to fuel, to equipment and equipment parts have plagued the agriculture industry for several months, but there isn’t an end in sight. Eric Raby, senior vice president of Americas for CLAAS was at Commodity Classic at New Orleans, Louisiana, providing customers with some answers to some of their questions. The… Read More

Are we doing enough to reduce the herbicide-resistance weed seedbank on Ontario farms? That’s a question AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan wants farmers in the province to consider when they’re planning their weed control programs for this year. Cowan recently attended the Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California, where he talked with farmers from Mississippi who… Read More

 

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