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Kubota finds partner for high tech union

Kubota will work with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) to develop cutting-edge agricultural technology, including autonomous equipment, in an effort to support a graying Japanese agricultural sector while lifting sales in such regions as Southeast Asia. Source: Nikkei It is expe
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MF 135 and 165 still on the buyers list

Two Massey Ferguson tractors, both out of production for decades, are still seen as an essential piece of kit by farmers in dozens of countries around the world. What explains their appeal? Source: BBC News A field in Cambridgeshire in eastern England, the size of 40 football pitches,
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Positive season opening for winter crops

Above average rainfall has supported a favourable start to the 2016-17 winter crop season, , according to the latest Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Australian crop report. Source: AFDJ eNews Executive Director of ABARES, Karen Schneider,
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CNH’s crystal ball for Australia and New Zealand

The future of farm machinery is bigger and faster, at least in the foreseeable future, according to Ray Osgood, CNH Industrial’s executive managing director for Australia and New Zealand. Source: The Weekly Times Mr Osgood said there was an “increasing appetite for speed” in the machi
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NZ MF tractor off note

Security measures bumped the Fergie from New Zealand’s new $5 note. Until the upgrade of New Zealand banknotes, the Massey Ferguson tractor passed through hands on the $5 note alongside Kiwi adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary and Mt Cook. It was a symbol of Hillary’s legacy. So
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NZ Fieldays kicks off with government support for farming

The annual Fieldays farming extravaganza has kicked off in Hamilton, New Zealand bringing together farmers and 1008 exhibitors. Source: Newshub NZ More than 120,000 people are expected through the farm gates at Mystery Creek between Wednesday and Saturday, but with falling dairy price
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Quad bike safety rebate

The upcoming NSW Budget will include a $2 million package to reduce quad bike tragedies and injuries on farms. Source: AFDJ eNews Quad bikes are a leading cause of death on Australian properties with 220 deaths in the past 16 years with thousands more people seriously injured. SafeWor
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Sharpest minds wanted for ag seminar

Applications to attend a three-day summit for agriculture’s sharpest, most innovative leaders are now open. Source: AFDJ eNews GrowAg – Cultivating Excellence in Ag for our Farming Future will be presented by the Rural Research and Development Corporations from 21-23 September 2016 in
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Farmland values show strength in the sector

The median value of Australian farmland increased by 5.3% last year following a 6.8% rise in farmland values in 2014, according to Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s inaugural Australian Farmland Values report. Source: AFDJ eNews The report’s findings are good news for Australian farmers
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