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Farm equipment sales to drop in Europe

Sales in Europe of soil working, sowing, fertilizing and plant protection equipment is expected to fall a further 11% in 2016. Source: Farmers Journal The overall market for arable farm machines in the EU fell by around 14% to €3.09bn in 2015, according to the European Committee of As
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US to build tractor factory in Cuba

A large group of US business leaders traveled to Cuba with President Obama. They’re hoping to rebuild commercial ties starting with tractors. Source: CCTV America One deal that has already been signed will allow the first US factory to be built in Cuba in more than half a century. Tho
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Address the skills gap to gain traction

New technology, changing business structures and new marketing channels are opening up a skills gap that could hurt Australia’s agricultural competitiveness according to a recent report published by Agricultural Appointments. Source: AFDJ eNews Agricultural Appointments, Managing Dire
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Funding for infrastructure upgrades for NSW irrigators

Irrigators in northern New South Wales can now apply for a share of $111 million in funding to upgrade on-farm water infrastructure, with Round 7 of the Sustaining the Basin Irrigated Farm Modernisation programme opening today. Source: AFDJ eNews Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for
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Prototype robot for farm work

Researchers at Massey University in New Zealand have invented a prototype robot designed to perform several different tasks on farms, orchards and vineyards. Source: Radio New Zealand The robot’s design was a collaboration between Massey’s School of Engineering and Advance
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Cervus NZ opens new Feilding branch

John Deere dealership Cervus Equipment Manawatu in New Zealand has formally opened its brand-new, purpose-built branch in Feilding. Source: Scoop NZ Following seven years of local sales, service and support, branch manager Dan Clavelle said the new Feilding branch will enable Cervus E
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Good turnouts at NZ Field Days

A rainy start couldn’t dampen a successful Central Districts Field Days in New Zealand, which recorded a 20% boost in numbers over its three days. Source: Stuff NZ Fairfax national events manager Brett McMeekin said it was the first time they had used a ticketing system and had
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Farmers plan to increase investments says Rabobank

A quarter of Australian farmers plan to increase their investments in property and expand this year according to the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey. Source: ABC Rural The survey revealed that the greatest confidence is among cotton and grain growers, while least confidence is
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AMAZONE auto nozzle selector a cost saver

European spray manufacturer, AMAZONE, has released an electric control system that automatically selects the best nozzleaccording to operating conditions. Source: AFDJ eNews Depending on the field size, working width and the number of part-width sections used, AMAZONE claims the techn
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