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Ontario farmers want voice on high-speed rail

Ontario farmers and rural residents want a place on the advisory board on the creation of a high-speed railway line expected to significantly affect their farms and communities. The province has appointed business, municipal and indigenous groups to the board, but farm organizations, such as the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), are calling for representation[...]
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Amazone sprayers go high tech

Is this the next brand you should look at in sprayers?

There’s no shortage of short-line ag implement manufacturers, and in almost any of them, the corporate executives will tell you they are now playing in a crowded marketplace. But the head of Germany-based Amazone is more bullish, saying his firm has the recipe for growth, and that he’ll be able to continue finding new markets[…]
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Ben Voss of Morris Industries

Learning to do your own laundry — and other stepping stones on the path to business leadership and success

Learning how to do your own laundry? Learning how to fail? They may sound like an odd combination and an even odder recipe for business leadership and success, but according to Ben Voss, shareholder and newly appointed president and CEO for Morris Industries Ltd., they’re essential for understanding how he got to where he is[…]
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farm king auger

Equipment firm Buhler’s year-end ledger improves

Improved sales in the North American market have helped push the 2017 results for Canadian farm equipment maker Buhler Industries back into the black. The Winnipeg-based company, which makes Versatile tractors and Farm King implements, on Friday booked year-end net income of about $500,000 on gross revenue of $312 million, up from a $2.7 million[...]
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CN, CP roll over revenue caps for 2016-17

Canada’s big two railways have both overshot the maximum revenue they’re allowed to keep for ferrying the 2016-17 grain crop off the Prairies. The Canadian Transportation Agency on Thursday issued its annual determination of how much, if any, revenue Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) made over their maximum grain revenue entitlements[...]
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The 80 per cent solution

Automated equipment and big data will go a long way in agriculture, but not the whole way

At an official dinner prior to Agritechnica in Germany, I had the good fortune to be seated next to one of the conference’s guest speakers, Dr. Hans Griepentrog. He heads up the School of Agricultural Technology at Hohenheim University in Germany, and his vision of farming technology is definitely a futuristic one. Over dinner, I[…]
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Railway CEO Hunter Harrison, 73

New York | Reuters –– CSX Corp. CEO Hunter Harrison has died, the U.S. freight railway operator said on Saturday, just a few days after announcing that the veteran rail executive it hired earlier this year to boost its profits had taken a medical leave of absence. Harrison, 73, died “due to unexpectedly severe complications[...]
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