China has offered Nigeria a US$4.5 billion loan for agricultural machinery and infrastructure, a Nigerian state governor said. Source: Reuters Zamfara state governer Abdulaziz Yari said the loan had a 20-year repayment period at an interest rate of 1%. “China is giving us a cred
New Holland Agriculture, together with local distributor Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi & Sons, took its place at the Global Forum for Innovations (GFIA) in Agriculture in March 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Source: AFDJ eNews GFIA, as an exhibition and conference showcasing
Valtra’s SmartTouch armrest that was unveiled in Paris in February has won the Red Dot 2017 Design Award, while the fourth generation Valtra N Series received an honourable mention in the same competition. Source: AFDJ eNews Last year the Valtra T4 Series won the Red Dot 2016 Design A
Fendt consistently allows technical innovations from its higher-horsepower tractors to migrate across to its smaller vehicle ranges. This enables small to medium-sized farms to share in the economic benefits of products such as the guidance system. Source: AFDJ eNews As well as the ec
To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America’s heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that’s cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums. Source: Motherboard Tractor
The decline in sales of arable farm equipment in Europe slowed down in 2016 and is expected to come to a halt this year. Source: AFDJ eNews According to provisional calculations, sales in 2016 totalled EUR 3.33bn, a decrease of -2% compared with 2015. For 2017, the industry believes t
Australia’s largest bank lender to the farm sector has seized on the emerging opportunities and synergies available to the financial services sector as new technologies and innovations change the face of agriculture. Source: The Australian National Australia Bank, which lends about on
Users of Greenlight Grower Management from Muddy Boots have always been able to manage their farm at the tap of a screen or the click of a mouse; but now, that up-to-the-minute decision making takes a leap forward thanks to the inclusion of highly accurate, advanced weather data. Sour
Although Australian Pump is a relatively newcomer to the Australian pump market, the Aussie Fire Chief has actually been in service in this country for many years. Source: AFDJ eNews Previously marketed under the Pacific brand name before Australian Pump started, the Fire Chief set ne
John Deere is launching two new top of the range six-cylinder tractor models rated at 171 kW (230 hp) and 186 kW (250 hp) (97/68 EC), designed to meet the needs of contractors and arable farmers in Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews The 6230R and 6250R will complete the line-up of John Dee
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