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Claas added a 530 h.p., four-track articulated machine to its lineup during Germany's Agritechnica. Dutch manufacturer Zuidberg builds the crawler system that is outfitted with 30 inch CAMSO tracks resulting in a final external width for the  tractor of less than 3 meters.  |  Robin Booker photo

Claas adds four-track articulated

HANNOVER, Germany – Claas joined an elite group of tractor manufactures that offer high-horsepower, articulated tractors with four tracks, with their launch of the Xerion TRAC TS at Agritechnica in Germany. Both the Xerion 5000, with 530 h.p., and the Xerion 4500, at 490 h.p., will be offered in the TRAC TS class. Henning Ressmeyer […] Read more

Deere X9 twin-rotor combine was on display at Hannover's Agritechnica Nov. 10.  |  Robin Booker photo

Deere previews next-generation combine

HANNOVER, Germany — John Deere previewed its twin-rotor X9 combine and a matching draper header designed for small grains and oilseeds, during Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany Nov. 10. Matt Arnold, product manager in John Deere’s future combines division said the X9 is a productivity step beyond the S790, the largest Deere combine currently on the […] Read more



The grand champion bull was  GH 377X Eclipse 27E entered by Nelson Hirsche Purebreds, Sanburg Herefords and Wade Carroll. Grant Hirsche is on the far right.  | Barbara Duckworth photo

Farmfair International – Friday results

EDMONTON, Alta. –The third day of Farmfair International featured four beef breed shows. The unofficial results are as follows: Angus Grand champion bull: Brooking Gold Coin 8069 entered by Justin Morrison, Brooking Angus, Radville, Sask. and ZWT Ranch, Tennessee Reserve: Remitall F Renown 312F entered by Remitall Farms, Olds, Alta. and Fairland Cattle Co. Grand […] Read more

For the week ended Nov. 5, approximately 88.0 percent of all Alberta crops were in the bin. That's up from 80.9 percent the previous week. Of the remaining crops, slightly more than half were swathed with the rest still standing. | File photo

Alberta harvest likely finished for 2019 in some regions

WINNIPEG (MarketsFarm) – Alberta farmers managed to make some progress despite trying conditions of cold temperatures mixed with snow and rain, including some hail, according to the province’s latest weekly crop report. For the week ended Nov. 5, approximately 88.0 percent of all Alberta crops were in the bin. That’s up from 80.9 percent the […] Read more


Difficult growing conditions throughout most of 2019 led to the reductions of the U.S. corn yield to 167.0 bushels per acre (BPA) from October's 168.4 in today's WASDE report. Average trade expectations pegged yields at 167.2 BPA. | File photo

Latest USDA supply/demand report generates mixed results

WINNIPEG (MarketsFarm) – In the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) supply and demand report issued Friday, corn estimates were lowered from the October report and those for soybeans largely remained the same for the 2019/20 marketing year. There were some revisions for wheat as well. In the latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates […] Read more

The grand champion bull at the national Gelbvieh show held during Farmfair International was named AWB Twin View Gayle 78E Et and was shown by Scott Severtson of Severtson Land and Cattle, Innisfail, Alta. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Farmfair International – Thursday results

EDMONTON, Alta. –The second day of Farmfair International featured four beef breed shows including national events for the Shorthorn and Gelbvieh. The unofficial results are as follows: Gelbvieh (National Show) Grand champion bull: SLC Strut 146E entered by Severtson Land and Cattle Co., Innisfail, Alta. Reserve: DVE Davidson Mr February 50G entered by Davidson Gelbvieh, […] Read more



Feed barley and feed wheat are both currently trading at around C$225 per tonne delivered into Lethbridge, Alta. | File photo

Barley and feed wheat at par in southern Alberta

Winnipeg (MarketsFarm) – Feed barley prices in southern Alberta’s feedlot alley moved higher over the past few weeks, but the price rise will likely slow down as barley trades at par with feed wheat. Feed barley and feed wheat are both currently trading at around C$225 per tonne delivered into Lethbridge, Alta. “That’s a sell […] Read more

Growers are encouraged to contact their local SCIC office with questions abour crop insurance or extensions before the Nov. 15 deadline.  |  Getty Images

Crop insurance deadline looming

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is reminding grain growers who are in a claim position to apply for an extension of crop insurance on acres that are unlikely to be harvested before Nov. 15. “If a producer is unable to complete harvest by Nov. 15, they should request an extension of insurance,” said Shawn Jaques, […] Read more