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Attention CEEDA Members!
Ontario’s Anti-Spam Regulation comes into effect July 1, 2014.

In an effort to reduce electronic spam arriving in consumers’ inboxes, Canadian policy makers have established Bill C-28, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). While at first glance, this seems like a positive move for consumers, it is important to recognize the impact CASL will have on local Canadian businesses. In addition, these Canadian businesses will face extreme fines, upwards of $1 million, if their electronic marketing initiatives do not comply.

You must have current written permissions from every individual with whom you communicate electronically, on file. Different compliances exist for existing business relationships than for new business relationships moving forward. Please contact the CEEDA office for more detail.

Bill C-28 sets a very strict threshold for what messages can be sent and the penalties for non-compliance are extreme. Corporations could be fined as much as $10 million if they violate the law.

To access the Canada Anti-Spam Checklist please CLICK HERE

To avoiding having your hands tied by CASL and ensure you’re able to compete by utilizing email messaging, we’ve prepared a readiness checklist for you. Please see article and for more information, call Bev at the CEEDA office at 705-726-2100.


Eartag project taps smartphone technology
The Western Producer
Imagine walking through a pen of cattle and using a smartphone to read ear tags and record important information on the spot.
 That's the goal of a new research project.
 It hopes to build a special case that attaches to an Android or iPhone and turns it into an ear tag reader. 

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Fertilizer spreader calibration reduces uneven application
Ag Professional
Alternating strips of pale green and dark green are not an uncommon sight in wheat fields in May. As producers prepare for spring planting, Michigan State University Extension recommends calibrating spreaders and making sure operators are well-trained and familiar with the equipment they will soon be using. Fertilizer applications can be improved by paying attention to several areas.
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Cervus Equipment acquires remaining shares of Australian dealership
Farm Equipment
Cervus Equipment Corporation announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 46.7 per cent interest in Windmill AG Pty Ltd. that it did not already own. The purchase price of $1,654,290 was paid via the issuance of 67,483 common shares of Cervus at a deemed price of $22.59 per share and $129,840 cash. Cervus also announced that it has acquired Western Farm Service Pty, a John Deere dealership located in Melbourne for a purchase price of $4,277,300, subject to final closing adjustments.
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Customer service that says, "we want you back"
Federated Insurance
It's easy to find examples of what NOT to do in customer service, which is why I was pleasantly surprised by the positive experience I had recently with Adam, an employee at an online computer store. Dealing with Adam revealed some keys to customer service that almost any business can use.
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Doosan Portable Power introduces new equipment
Equipment World
Doosan introduced its first gas-powered compressor in the popular 185 size. The C185 gives users requiring 185 cfm at 100 psi air an alternative to diesel power and its Tier 4 requirements. Powered by a 2.5-liter, fully electronic, fuel-injected Kubota engine, the unit has a comparable runtime of 8 hours at full load with that of a diesel unit. The VP900e electric-driven compressor, designed for jobs where electric power is readily available, operates between 400 and 900 cfm, automatically delivering the exact flow needed.
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Dealer offers time-saving tutorials for planter technology setup
Precision Farming Dealer
With planting season right around the corner, precision farming dealers will soon be deployed to the fields to troubleshoot technology problems, some of which arise on an annual basis. But at least one farm equipment dealer is trying to decrease the volume of repetitive issues that arise for customers, by producing a series of YouTube tutorials that provide an overview of precision farming setups on planters.
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Tractor line fills out
AgWeb
Complementing its track tractor series, Challenger introduces the 600E and 900E tractors. The 600E Series features five models that range from 270 to 370 maximum engine horse­power and are powered by AGCO Power 8.4-liter engines. Now with twin turbochargers, they deliver up to 1,136 ft.-lb. of torque at low revolutions per minute (rpm). The engines are Tier 4 Final-compliant and outfitted with third-generation selective cata­lytic reduction technology, a diesel oxidation catalyst and a cooled exhaust gas recircula­tion system.
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Grain bins with lifetime warranty on farm, hopper bin roofs
Farm Industry News
Superior Manufacturing offers grain bins ranging in capacity from 1,850 bushels to more than 1 million bushels. The company says it offers the industry’s only lifetime warranty on its farm and hopper bin roofs. Models include hopper, farm and commercial grain bins. At National Farm Machinery Show this year, Trever Meier, director of sales and marketing, Superior, said one trend he sees in the bin industry is more individual growers purchasing bins to store grain right on their farm, particularly with younger farmers on large operations.
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New pneumatic twin-valve nozzle body to fit new crop sprayers
Agriland
A new spraying system developed by Pentair Hypro makes it possible for operators to change from one nozzle to another at the flick of a switch. They can easily change between pesticide and fertiliser nozzles, between nozzles of different sizes to cover a wide range of application rates, and between nozzles with different spray characteristics – standard and low drift, for example.
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Eartag project taps smartphone technology
The Western Producer
Imagine walking through a pen of cattle and using a smartphone to read ear tags and record important information on the spot.
 That's the goal of a new research project.
 It hopes to build a special case that attaches to an Android or iPhone and turns it into an ear tag reader. 


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Building a more fireproof business
Federated Insurance
You may already have safety in the fabric of your business figuratively-speaking, but how can you literally build it into the structure of your walls and ceilings? Here are three things to think about. It goes without saying: a total fire loss is a devastating event. It can take years to recover from a disaster like this, and some businesses never do.

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Belarus MTZ Equipment is back in U.S. & Canada
Farms.com
Belarus based Minsk Tractor Works is back in the U.S. and Canada. MTZ remains the world's largest tractors exporter. With over 30,000 employees and $1.1 billion in annual sales, the plant is producing over 60,000 tractors annually.

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Lemken introduces the Rubin 12 compact disc harrow
Grainews
Germany-based Lemken has just announced the introduction of the Rubin 12, a new compact disc harrow designed to work soil at depths from five to eight inches. Six models will be available in Canada with delivery beginning in July 2014. Farmers can opt for one in working widths of 10 to 20 feet. The Rubin 12 combines multiple tillage functions in a single pass machine. An impact harrow behind the front row of discs is followed by a levelling harrow and depth-guiding rollers (that can be removed), which pack and level the soil to help prevent erosion and moisture loss.
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Increasing bale shelf-life with John Deere's B-Wrap
Real Agriculture
Keeping bales from losing value is a difficult endeavour, and unfortunately, we don't always have the ability to store straw and hay under a roof. Many ranchers have taken a keen interest in net wrap, as it typically offers better weather protection than twine and takes a fraction of the time to wrap and remove. Tama and John Deere have stepped up to offer even further protection from weather; B-Wrap, a bale wrap that uses Tama SCM Technology, sheds moisture while also allowing water vapor to escape through microscopic pores in the fabric.
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