Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio. On today’s show, you’ll hear: Jeremy Cockrill, Saskachewan MLA, Minister of Highways, and Minister Responsible for Water Security Agency, on why federal employees are testing private dugouts; Curt Blades of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, on the machinery market; Matt Renkema of Sevita International, on the opportunity for… 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

Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio. We’re switching it up — there’s no typical RealAg Issues Panel, as part of the RealAgriculture team is on the ground at Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana. Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kara Oosterhuis share some of their thoughts from the show, along with some of the… Read More

On this Thursday edition we’re continuing our year-in-review with interviews from August and September. Supply chain disruptions, the drought, and emissions policy were all the talk in late summer. On this episode, you’ll hear: Karen Proud, president and CEO of Fertilizer Canada, on the impact on fertilizer use by government decisions; Pierre Petelle of CropLife… Read More

Unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continue growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8 per cent in October compared to last year, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales jumped 72.9 per cent, the fourth… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Brett Young. On today’s show you’ll hear: Curt Blades, senior vice president of ag services at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, discussing inventory numbers; A Brett Young Seeds product spotlight, with Eric Gregory; Tyler Dyck, of Okanagan Spirits talks about an excise tax… Read More

North American tractor sales were down in June as new tractor inventories dwindled, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s (AEM) latest monthly report. After strong small tractor sales in 2020, the <40 horsepower category led the year-over-year decline in the U.S. and Canada, while sales of 100+ horsepower tractors were higher in both countries… Read More

April monthly tractor and combine sales were positive across all segments in Canada, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s (AEM) latest numbers. April monthly sales in the 4WD segment nearly doubled, up 93.3 percent to 201 units sold, while total farm tractor monthly sales were up 72.3 percent to 3,671 units sold. Self-propelled combines… Read More

A diesel-powered engine is pretty powerful and much cleaner running than it used to be, but over the years has gotten a bad name. Lately, both the Biden and Trudeau governments have been pushing the climate agenda, and, in regards to farm equipment, the push to biodiesel and alternative power sources is evident in their… Read More

Welcome to the mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. We really appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen in. On today’s show you’ll hear: Peter Seemann of Grassroots Public Affairs, on their recent study of how consumers perceive agriculture; A product spotlight interview with Mike Hilhorst of Federated Cooperatives Ltd.; Curt Blades, senior… Read More

There’s a lot of stuff happening with equipment lately — from sales numbers, to what’s going on with the shortage of components, to price increases. To explain it all, for today’s RealAg LIVE! our host Shaun Haney is  joined by Curt Blades, senior vice president of ag services at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)…. Read More

 

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