CEEDA Briefing
Jun. 25, 2015

Farm Progress Show sees attendance increase in 2015
Canada's Farm Progress Show was once again a highly successful event, attracting 41,897 attendees this year, up slightly from the 2014 edition of the country's largest agricultural trade show, CFPS show manager Shirley Janeczko said in a news release. "Our records show that both domestic and international attendance resulted in this increase," Janeczko said.More

Canadian federal government invests in potato industry
Potatoes are the most important crop Prince Edward Island produces and the Canadian federal government is investing $1.5 million in the potato industry to address safety concerns. "P.E.I.'s potato industry plays an important role in our Island's economy," said The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, who is also the Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island and Member of Parliament for Egmont. More

Inside look at tractor rollout in Europe
Farm Industry News
Launching new equipment to a market is a lot of fun for everyone. Engineers and project managers can finally talk about a machine they've been working on, and hiding, from public view. Media folks have news to talk about because farmers hunger for "what's new" information all the time. More

An Antarctic Massey Ferguson tractor for your farm
If the Massey Ferguson 5610 that made its way to the South Pole impressed you so much you want one for your own farm, AGCO's newest marketing idea may be right up your alley. The brand recently sent out email notifications saying it is "proud to launch a Special Edition of the MF 5600 Series based on the iconic MF 5610 tractor which accomplished the record-setting Antarctica2 mission." More

New Bobcat skid-steer loaders, tire tech, precise weighing and more
Farm Industry News
Hydroswing has a new hydraulic door; Bobat introduces a new aftertreatment tech for skid-steer loaders, Goodyear offers up some tire tech for ATVs and UTVs; Iteris announces general availability of its ClearAg precision ag services; and a precise weighing system is announced. Browse through for links and more information. More

John Deere announces agreement with King Agro
Ag Professional
Deere & Company and King Agro, a manufacturer of carbon fiber technology products, announced a partnership focused on developing and distributing carbon fiber booms exclusively for John Deere application equipment. Deere is collaborating with King Agro because of its extensive 22-year experience innovating and developing carbon fiber applications. More

Nokian ag tire sets world speed record
Nokian's Hakkapeliitta TRIs aren't your average tractor tire. They are designed specifically for winter conditions, and they don't use the standard chevron-pattern tread bar design. They use a lug tread more common on truck tires with extensive siping for grip on slippery surfaces. More

Global event in Milan offers food focus
Farm Industry News
American farmers might think that the focus on "foodies" and their needs for sustainably sourced foods is a domestic trend. Fact is, this is a global trend and it's the focus of a major international exposition in Milan, Italy. Expo Milano covers about three million square feet of exposition space where 75 countries have individual pavilions and more than 60 more have exhibits in special buildings in the park. More