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Western Canada Update – New Holland’s New Cab, Ag Growth Buys Westeel and TWORA

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Tech Tour: Collaboration Behind New Holland’s 2015 Harvest Suite Cab

New Holland’s new Harvest Suite cab design is an impressive demonstration of what can happen when a company actively collaborates with its consumers. The Suite, equipped in all 2015 CR series combines, was developed with nearly four years of customer consultations, resulting in increases in leg room, a sloped floor design, more than 110 cubic feet of space, three seat options (including leather with heating and active ventilation) and over 63 square feet of glass.

 Ag Growth International Buying Westeel For $221.5M
Crop storage and handling equipment manufacturer Westeel is being sold to Ag Growth International Inc. as part of a three-party deal. Vicwest Inc., the parent company of Westeel, has agreed to be acquired by Kingspan Group for C$350 million. As part of the deal, Kingspan will sell Vicwest’s Westeel division to AGI for $221.5 million. 

This Week on Real Ag – Let it Snow – Nov 13

Well, it seems winter weather has arrived across much of Canada. If you’ve been busy clearing snow, or trying to get a few more things done before the snow flies in your area, why not catch up on what you’ve missed in farm news over the last while? As part of this week’s podcast, Kelvin Heppner covers everything from plant breeders’ rights to cattle markets to the Canadian Ag Hall of Fame inductions.

Passing Bill C-18 Is Good for Farmers, Says The Grain Growers of Canada
Gary Stanford, farmer and president of the Grain Growers of Canada wants farmers to know that Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, contains important and positive changes to several pieces of Canadian agriculture legislation, and the group is eager to see the bill pass.Of particular interest is the bill’s proposed amendments to the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act (PBR). Confusion abounds over what aligning Canadian legislation with the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties (UPOV’91) means for farmers.


 Easy Transport, Low Maintenance and 9in of Flex: Honey Bee’s AirFlex Header
Honey Bee’s new AirFlex draper header created quite the buzz at Agri-Trade ’14 last week. The header can be used in flex or rigid mode, with the transition between them requiring the push of a button and only a few minutes worth of patience. In flex mode, the cutterbar shaves the ground with 9in  worth of flex, making it a good fit for low-lying pulse crops. 

Created November 14, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

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