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Top issues from top manufacturers

Top executives from leading farm machinery manufacturers met to discuss their thoughts on what’s next in agriculture and the issues that will affect the farming industry. Source: Farm Industry News The AEM Ag Executive Outlook was hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers o
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Mega vintage tractor sale

At first glance it’s a paddock full of dust-covered junk. At second glance it’s a field of dreams. South Canterbury man Ross Kinsman collected so many vintage tractors over his lifetime that it has taken four months to bring them together for the final time on his farm jus
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New Zealand Tractor Trek update

The Great New Zealand Tractor Trek arrived in New Plymouth from Hawera on Sunday raising money for Hospice Taranaki along the way. Stuff.co.nz More than 10 tractors, with others joining for legs along the way, left Bluff on 22 February with the aim of arriving in Cape Reinga on 18 Mar
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The show must go on in Sydney

Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, an iconic agricultural fair is facing slumping revenues and a fight to remain relevant to city dwellers. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald The number of visitors fell to a 15-year low of 769,000 in 2015, as rain and thunderstorms dampened attendance o
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Stolen machinery found – man charged

An Adelaide Hills man has been charged with the theft of more than $1.5 million of farm and transport equipment, as stolen goods are recovered in South Australia and Queensland. Source: ABC News His arrest followed a lengthy investigation by the SA Serious and Organised Crime Branch a
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Tax breaks help farmers go shopping

Driverless tractors and drones might not be on many farmers’ shopping lists just yet, but spending on new farm technology products has undergone a notable lift since tax breaks worth up to $20,000 were introduced last year. Source: Farm Weekly Business-related investments in gea
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ABARES forecasts a modest rise for farm production

The gross value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to pass $60 billion for the first time next financial year, according to the latest ABARES figures. Source: AFDJ eNews ABARES Executive Director, Karen Schneider said the expected modest rise in value was bolstered by improved
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Not yanking your chain with this design

Sometimes design gets so complicated that you end up blurring the lines between design and engineering. Source: Yanko Design The Hidromek Vision compacter may be a conceptual tractor, but it reaches a level of design detailing that crosses over to engineering, making it more than just
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Irrigation Australia and Agritech together on show

Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition will take place between 24 – 26 May this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Conference program now available. Source: AFDJ eNews This is the only international conference in Australia solely dedica
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