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Driverless tractors and robot weeders

Just as we’re becoming used to the idea of driverless cars, driverless tractors and other agricultural robots will soon harvest the food we eat. Source: Enterprize Tech In fact, agricultural automation – in the form of driverless farm machinery, drone crop dusters, automated milking s
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Buhler turnover drops

Canadian Buhler maker of Versatile tractors and Farm King equipment has reported a revenue for the year was CA $245.7 million, down CA$79.8 million from CA$325.5 million reported in 2014. Source: AFDJ eNews According to the company weak commodity prices and the unstable political envi
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AGCO Africa Summit signs MOA

AGCO held its fifth annual AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin, Germany. The Summit is a joint initiative of AGCO, Bayer CropSci ence, Rabobank and De Lage Landen. Source: AFDC eNews The 2016 Summit focused on transforming agriculture in Africa through inclusive and sustainable growth. “Afri
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US engineers select top ag machines

The US AE50 Awards are determined and administered by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and select the top agricultural machinery product innovations each year. Source: AFDJ eNews The awards From the many entries submitted an expert panel selects ap
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Case IH new ad features NSW locals

Case IH has a new advertising campaign for 2016 that includes locals from Narrabri, Wee Waa and Wagga Wagga. Source: The Land Armed with shot lists for working footage of the Magnum Rowtrac, it was some fortuitous afternoon light, children playing and the ever-hospitable Narrabri-Wee
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MF tractor for city slickers

Farm machinery brand Massey Ferguson is continuing to support the Collingwood Children’s Farm in suburban Melbourne with the loan of another new tractor. Source: AFDJ eNews The latest model, a bigger 82hp MF4708 Global Series tractor replaces the current 68hp MF3600 Series tractor tha
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Farm machinery black market specials

  Gordon Handy, of Gordon Handy Machinery in New Zealand, is relieved to get his stolen tractor back but is concerned about a growing rural burglary problem. Source: Stuff co nz Tighter budgets for some farmers may be fostering a burgeoning black market for stolen farm machinery
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Nesting instinct is for the birds

Nesting birds are causing hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to farming equipment. Source: The Advocate (Tasmania) With the dry season upon the state’s farmers and tractors being used to harvest hay, and William Adams agriculture business manager Jamie Palmer is urging all
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Reshaping Vic water connections project

Work to reshape the second stage of the most significant irrigation infrastructure upgrade in Victorian history, the Goulburn-Murray Water Connections Project Stage 2, continues to advance. Source: AFDJ eNews Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Victorian M
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