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Alberta-built roller condenses bag problem
The Western Producer
Rolling up spent grain bags for transport is a bigger than usual problem this year as producers continue moving last year's crop. Kirchner Machine in Lethbridge has designed a bag roller that may solve the problem. Dwayne Kirchner said his company has sold 100 rollers, with the pull type being the most popular.
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MOL announces mandatory safety training deadline for Ontario employers
CEEDA
Workers and supervisors must provide proof of training by July 1, 2014 Effective July 1, 2014, Ontario employers will have to ensure that all workers and supervisors have completed a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program. The first of its kind in North America, the new regulation mandates basic safety awareness training for all Ontario workers and supervisors – with a specific focus on small business and vulnerable workers.
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CLAAS expands dealer network in Saskatchewan
Farm Equipment
In the wake of Kramer announcing its intent to exit the agricultural equipment business, CLAAS of America has made immediate plans to fill the gap left by its long-time dealer with two new, full-service dealerships in Saskatchewan. The move, part of a planned dealership expansion in western Canada, will ensure that CLAAS customers in the region will experience little or no disruption of service or support.
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New Holland unveils 'Golden Jubilee' T6 and T7 tractors
Grainews
Fifty years ago, on May 15, 1964, Ford's farm equipment division opened a tractor assembly plant in Basildon, England. Since then, that facility has been in continuous operation churning out tractors. However, ownership of the company gradually changed, evolving into the current New Holland. To mark the Basildon factory's golden anniversary, NH recently unveiled the limited edition "Golden Jubilee" versions of its T6.160 and T7.270 Auto Command tractors at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA.
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Loss prevention alert — ATV thefts
Federated Insurance
Recently there have been two large ATV thefts in rural Manitoba - one for $70,000 and the other for $100,000. In both cases, the ATVs were stolen from a locked, fenced compound with video surveillance. The video cameras captured the thefts, which doesn't appear to have been a deterrent. The thieves spent considerable time at the dealers as well.
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Stolen equipment alerts
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Reward offered for equipment stolen from New York state.
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Advance orders for updated New Holland round baler
Machine
Leading baler manufacturer New Holland has taken advance orders for its new model of round baler for the next hay and silage season. Tasmanian New Holland dealer Gaffney Machinery, at Somerset, near Wynyard, pre-sold four of the round balers to three farmers and contractors in the state's northwest. One of them traded in balers from another manufacturer to buy two of the Round Bale Belt balers, which replace the ageing BR7000 series in New Holland's range.
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A refresher on agricultural apps
Farm Industry News
In January, we rounded up 22 of what were some of the top agricultural apps of 2013. The apps ranged in function from calculators and scouting to management and farm show guides. Since then, a number of new apps have hit the app stores that you may want to check out for the 2014 growing season. Here, we bring you a refresher on some of the new apps we’ve seen recently.
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Strautmann displays bigger forage wagon
Farmers Weekly Interactive
There were plenty of forage wagons at this year's Grassland & Muck, but almost certainly the biggest of them was Strautmann's Tera-Vitesse CFS520i. Aimed mainly at contractors, the new model can hold 50cu m without compression or a stonking 95 cubic metres with medium compression with the rear door latched back.
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Pinnacle acquires 2 more ag retailers
AgProfessional
Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC acquired two more ag retailers: Performance Ag Services, LLC and Uvalde County Farmers Co-operative. Performance Ag will operate as part of Pinnacle's Providence Agriculture brand. With Headquarters in Aberdeen, S.D., Performance Ag was formed in April 2003 by Jon Swenson, providing crop protection chemicals for area growers. The business subsequently expanded into neighboring states, and today, Performance Ag operates four additional locations in Mobridge and Winner, South Dakota, Wishek, North Dakota, and Conrad, Montana.
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Alberta-built roller condenses bag problem
The Western Producer
Rolling up spent grain bags for transport is a bigger than usual problem this year as producers continue moving last year's crop. Kirchner Machine in Lethbridge has designed a bag roller that may solve the problem. Dwayne Kirchner said his company has sold 100 rollers, with the pull type being the most popular.

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Case IH to license precision planting technology from Climate Corporation
Farms.com
This non-exclusive agreement provides CNH Industrial and The Climate Corporation the opportunity for factory integration of select Precision Planting technology into CNH Industrial agricultural planters specifically designed to optimize planting performance, including the Case IH Early Riser Planters.

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Vertical tillage business expands with 3 new tools
Farm Industry News
The virtues of vertical tillage continue to interest farmers looking for ways to size residues and prep a seedbed for best performance while preserving the value of that residue on crop fields. For 2014 the Farm Industry News team caught a look at three different new machines and some interesting enhancements for this market.

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India: M&M launches new tractor
Business Standard
Farm labour shortage and rising mechanisation is fueling the tractor segment growth in Uttar Pradesh. Mahindra & Mahindra, the leading tractor provider in the state launched its new tractor model Swaraj 735 XT. It is a 40 Horse Power (HP) tractor giving extra power, comfort and performance to customers.
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Global ag machinery markets still positive
Farms.com
While the worldwide outlook for 2014 agricultural machinery markets remains positive overall, manufacturers foresee challenges to maintaining the high production levels of 2013, according to the latest business-barometer survey from the Agrievolution Alliance. The alliance is a global coalition of agricultural equipment manufacturing organizations working to advance agricultural interests worldwide through collaborative action on industry issues, data exchange and public policy outreach.
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Lemken power harrow to get new design
Agriland
The Zirkon power harrow has been a part of the Lemken product range for a long time, as a solo machine as well as in combination with a seed drill. The top-of-the-range model of the Zirkon range has now been revised and will be relaunched with a modular concept.
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