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Tillage firm Salford expands Iowa plant
Grainews
Ontario tillage, seeding and fertilizing implement maker Salford has expanded its Iowa manufacturing plant by over a third to boost production of its Independent line. Expanding Salford's manufacturing space at Osceola, about 65 km south of Des Moines, boosts the company's combined plant area in Canada, Russia and the U.S. to about 200,000 square feet, the company said recently.
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Kubota eyes U.S. fields with larger tractors
AGCanada
Kubota plans to sell powerful, large tractors in North America and Europe next year, its president said, challenging farm equipment industry leader Deere and Co. Yasuo Masumoto, president of Japan's biggest farm equipment maker, told Reuters Kubota was seeking a joint venture with a European or U.S. company this year to produce the tractors, which will have a horsepower of at least 200. The company had previously raised the prospect of adding the 200-horsepower tractors to its line-up through acquisitions, but Masumoto said that route would take too much time.
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New addition to Green Tractors dealer network
Green Tractors
We are pleased to announce that Clow Farm Equipment in Joyceville, ON will be joining the Green Tractors dealer network. Clow Farm Equipment was founded by Oakley Clow and has been the John Deere dealership serving the Kingston area for over 50 years. Oakley, his wife Shirley, and son Doug will continue to be the key management structure for this location and its 25 full-time employees.
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John Deere joins 18 companies as part of Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Farm Equipment
According to a recent White House press release, John Deere will join a consortium of 18 companies and 6 universities partnering with the federal government to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing sector and boost advanced manufacturing. Deere, as one of 18 private sector partners in the new public-private Manufacturing Innovation Institute, will partner with an academic team fronted by North Carolina State University in a $70 million effort that also draws in five federal agencies including, NASA, the National Science Foundation, departments of Commerce, Defense, and Energy.
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New Holland continues momentum
AgWeb
After a growth spurt, New Holland continues the momentum Almost four years ago, Abe Hughes was appointed vice president of New Holland North America with one goal — get the brand back in the game. Hughes reports that in the past four years, the New Holland division has doubled revenues and tallied record profits through a disciplined approach to financial management.
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Quad-X spreader ideal for wet conditions
Agriland
Getting fertiliser spread, particularly urea at its optimum date for initial application, can be a challenge on many farms. With this in mind, Quad-X have developed a plastic-coated ATV sower which it says has the lowest fill height of any ATV fertilizer spreader and saves back-breaking stretches to reach the hopper with 50kg bags balancing on your shoulder. It claims an average man can fill the Quad-X 7 bag sower with the bag lifted to between waist and chest height.
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Titan automatically adjusts cultivating depth
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Precision agriculture and variable rates needn't just be limited to fertiliser application and seed drilling, according to Yorkshire machinery maker Cultivating Solutions. It has begun offering Soyl's GPS-reliant depth controller on its implements, which varies the working depth of deep-loosening legs on its Titan cultivator and Rapidlift drill.
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What a new planter seed monitor will teach you
Farm Journal
Planter seed monitors have become incredibly precise in their ability to monitor seeding rates, seed spacing, and in some cases row unit down pressure and other variables. Add auto-steer to the tractor, and the operator has time to sit and study all the information that's being thrown at him. Once planter operators sort through the information and decide what's relevant and what's entertainment, there seem to be some universal points that draws people's attention.
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Quad-X spreader ideal for wet conditions
Agriland
Getting fertiliser spread, particularly urea at its optimum date for initial application, can be a challenge on many farms. With this in mind, Quad-X have developed a plastic-coated ATV sower which it says has the lowest fill height of any ATV fertilizer spreader and saves back-breaking stretches to reach the hopper with 50kg bags balancing on your shoulder. It claims an average man can fill the Quad-X 7 bag sower with the bag lifted to between waist and chest height.

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John Deere joins $200 million push for next-generation electronics
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The iconic U.S. firm Deere & Company (more familiarly known as John Deere) has been emerging as a player in the U.S. agriculture industry's transition to clean technology, and it looks like the company is going to be venturing way off the farm on its next endeavor.

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CLAAS lines up with new tractor ranges
Farm Weekly
CLAAS distributor Landpower Australia, will step up its market presence in WA this year. According to CLAAS tractors product manager Michael Allan, the company will continue a plan to roll out a broad range of tractor models covering most popular horsepower segments.

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Does the future lie in robots or driverless tractors?
Farmers Weekly Interactive
From those early days of yield mapping and soil sampling in the 1990s to today's millimetre-accurate guidance systems, there's no denying precision agriculture has come a long way. This efficiency drive will intensify as farmers meet the challenge of feeding a growing and more demanding population from finite resources in a price-competitive market.
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Zep introduces new cost-effective egg defoamer
Farms.com
Zep, a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance maintenance and cleaning chemicals, has launched Zep's Apex Egg Defoam Plus, a fast-acting, non-silicone, free-rinsing defoamer that can be used in both alkaline and acid cleaning operations.
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