Posts from "November, 2016"

Legalizing autonomy

I had a chance to speak with Jim Walker, VP of Case IH, during the U.S. Farm Progress Show last August. As we stood in front of his brand’s autonomous Magnum tractor we discussed the factors that were bound to affect the widespread introduction of robotic field tractors, just like that Magnum. One of the

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And the award goes to…

While channel surfing with the TV remote control this week, I noticed that the American Music Awards were on. And now the news, and the other fashion programs my wife watches, are busy doing a forensic analysis of the gowns worn by all the celebrity women attending it. I’m sure just some of the shoes

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The orange wave

The upcoming December issue of Grainews will take a look at what’s new in tractors this year. There’s a lot to report. And just when we thought we could probably cram it all into one issue, along comes today’s announcement of another new model from Kubota. The new Kubota M6S-111 tractor is being unveiled at

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Trump — was that a dream or a nightmare?

Well that was a shocking, surprising and disappointing U.S. election result. I figured it might be close, but I really didn’t think Trump would pull it off. Did anyone? As yappy and annoying as he is, he might prove to be the best president the U.S. ever had, however he will have to work hard

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Good work in handling the TB wreck

I don’t think I am surprised, but I continue to be impressed with how south eastern Alberta ranchers are handling this TB investigation currently being carried out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Producers immediately affected have been open and forthright in discussing the fact that one animal produced in this extensive ranching area

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