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The ups and downs of winter crops

Coming off the back of a record-breaking 2016-17, winter crop production is forecast to drop by 33% in 2017–18 to 40.1 million tonnes, due largely to an assumed fall in average yields. Source: AFDJ eNews According to the Australian crop report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural
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Australian farm production on trend

The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to dip by 4.6% to $59.9 billion in 2017–18, following last year’s record-breaking returns, according to the Agricultural Commodities, June quarter 2017 issue. Source: AFDJ eNews The recent Australian Bureau of Agricultural and
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Budget benefits for agriculture

While the budget delivered last month didn’t propose any game-changers for the Australian machinery industry, it did have some initiatives that could see benefits for manufacturers, dealers and regional businesses according to the TMA. Source: AFDJ eNews The continuation of the $20,00
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Irrigators hit the social media waves

South Canterbury irrigators are launching a new question and answer campaign on social media to get more city people up to speed with farming in New Zealand. Source: Stuff NZ Waitaki Irrigators Collective (WIC) policy manager Elizabeth Soal said there seemed to be a widening gap betwe
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Tony 9800 TR coming to Australia in 2018

Australian horticulturalists will be able buy the Antonio Carraro Tony 9800 TR early next year. Source: Weekly Times The compact specialist tractor is the new flagship for the brand and picked up the Best Specialised category in the 2017 Tractor of the Year. A sophisticated driveline
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Sonalika opposes increase in Indian GST

Sonalika International Tractors of India has opposed the 28% levy on tractor parts proposed under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure, saying it will hurt the sector and also farmers. Source: Deccan Chronicle The tractor manufacturer said the tax on tractor parts should remain
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SmartTouch for Valtra’s 4th Gen

Valtra is expanding its fourth generation N and T Series ranges with the introduction of new high output models and the SmartTouch armrest on all Versu and Direct models. Source: AFDJ eNews All new models comply with the EU’s Mother Regulation, and 60 km/h transmissions are available.
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CEMA Summit

CEMA will be bringing together EU decision makers, industry leaders, farmers, digital experts and agri-food stakeholders at Farming 4.0 on 12 October 2017 in Brussels. Source: AFDJ eNews The CEMA 2017 summit, Moving towards connected & sustainable agriculture in Europe, will focus
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Blue Force coast to coast

Two members of tractor enthusiast club Blue Force are celebrating after completing a 5000 mile, 51-day Coastline Tractor Challenge, not previously attempted on tractors. Source: AFDJ eNews The challenge marks 100 years of blue tractor production in 2017. The challenge started from New
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