Scott Garvey

Scott Garvey

Grainews' machinery editor Scott Garvey follows trends and innovation in equipment technology, takes a look at new farm machinery offerings, tracks their performance and goes into the workshop to find better ways to keep them up and running.


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A blue (or red) Christmas

This month two prairie farm families had reason to repeat some infamous lines spoken by the Grinch: “It came without wrapping. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.” The “it” is the use of a whole new line of farm equipment for next season, compliments of the Rocky Mountain Equipment dealership

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Almost the last chance to shop

As I write this, there are pitifully few shopping days left until the big day. Christmas, I mean. That’s a big problem for procrastinators, like me. If you haven’t ticked off everyone on your need-to-buy-gifts-for list (I don’t mean it that way) you’ll need to get cracking. So I should probably cut out of here

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The tricky world of international trade

At the 2015 Agritechnica show in Hanover Germany there were a lot of equipment brands from developing nations on display. Their spokespersons made no secret of the fact that they then saw the entire globe as a potential marketplace for their machines, and they were getting ready to try taking the world by storm—at least

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Agree to disagree

I recall reading an analysis of the performance of CEOs of major corporations, which was published a few years ago. It was a study that looked at whether or not the compensation packages paid to leaders of the largest corporations in the United States had a direct correlation to the performance of the firms under

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Seeing the Agritechnica sights

Grainews readers will certainly have heard us talk about this November’s Agritechnica machinery show in Hannover Germany. We’ve been covering the event since 2007, and this year we even arranged to round up a bunch of our readers and bring them along with us as we made our way across the Atlantic. Both Leeann Minogue

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Brand evolution

A few months ago I had a chance to sit down with Leah Olson, president of AMC, the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada, which is the industry association that represents most Canadian short-line ag manufacturers. One of the topics we discussed was how the generation of innovators behind many of those companies—more than a few of

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Bin thinkin’

By now most harvest operations in the west have wound down and machinery is back in the yard. Soon farmers will be busy power washing the dust off combines and chaff out of radiators, along with all the other post-season inspections equipment needs before getting put to bed for the winter. This fall AGCO’s GSI

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Define it

This week I’ve been working on putting together the annual review of what’s new in tractors, which will appear in a few of Glacier FarmMedia’s (our publisher’s) magazines across the country. As I assembled all the information about what each brand had to offer and double checked what has been making news in the ag

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The heart of the deal

Most people will have heard of Donald Trump’s book, titled “The Art of the Deal”. I suppose those people who’ve actually written books might object to me calling it his book, because it and others credited to him were apparently written for him. I remember reading the book when it first came out. Although, I

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Movin’ on

A few years ago, one of my cousins, who was also my neighbour, succumbed unexpectedly and very rapidly to cancer. Because he was a bachelor, the task of organizing his affairs fell to another cousin and me. Winding down a farm that had been in the family for generations was no easy task. Despite some

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