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£1m under the hammer

More than £1m of farm machinery was sold at an auction prompted by a streamlining collaboration between two East Anglian agricultural enterprises in the UK. Source: The Eastern Daily Press UK The sale, held at JW Spencer Farms near Thetford, in the UK consisted of 17 tractors, a combi
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Now is the norm for ag equipment

“This, too, shall pass.” That was the overriding sentiment during a panel discussion held by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in the US recently. Source: AgNews “Now is normal,” Todd Stucke, senior vice president with Kubota said. “We
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Funding open to boost China trade

Funding is now available to Australian farm businesses and organisations to undertake projects and trade missions to boost the agricultural trading relationship between Australia and China. Source: AFDJ eNews Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the Coalit
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Aussie tractor sales bubble to burst

Tractor sales are on the up but industry experts warn the bubble could burst this year. Last year, tractor sales rose 10 per cent, to 11,500 units, giving Australia five consecutive years of more than 10,000 units sold each year. Source: The Weekly Times Now Agribusiness experts said
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Wimmera Machinery Field Days on the horizon

The past 12 months have been a hard slog for many farmers across the Wimmera, with a shortage of decent rain leaving many paddocks dry and dusty. Source: The Weekly Times But organisers of the 54th Wimmera Machinery Field Days are hoping the three-day ag fest will enable farmers to ta
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OH&S on the family NZ farm

Rachel Short is a consultant for OnFarmSafety New Zealand and says the best part of her job is being able to offer solutions that make sense to the individual business. Source: Stratford Press Ms Short and her colleague Shelley Beare work with farmers across New Zealand, helping them
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Ag White Paper sets direction for RD&E

The Coalition Government has moved to strengthen the targeting of rural research, development and extension (RD&E) funding towards on-farm technologies and practices that deliver farmgate returns with the development of clear farmer, fisher and forester‑oriented RD&E prioritie
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Reman parts to the rescue

Two days after the transmission in Toby Acocks’ older model tractor stopped working it was up and running despite the public holiday. Source: AFDJ eNews Toby Acocks, a fifth-generation farmer runs the family business Forres Pty Ltd with brother, Ben. It is an 8000-hectare operat
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Best farm management delivers results

The owner/managers of two successful farms in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland say best practice is bringing real benefits to their businesses. Source: AFDJ eNews Growcom’s Land & Water staff produced video case studies showing the farm systems implemented by the two growers, Troy
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