Groups Come Out in Support of Temporary IoH Bill
Over a half-dozen farm and industry groups are already expressing their support for a new bill that would establish an 18-month moratorium on the enforcement of weight limits against large agricultural equipment that travels on Wisconsin roadways.
Wisconsin Ag Connection – 3/7/2014
Canadian Farmers Required To Use Bayer CropScience's Fluency Agent
During the 2014 planting season, corn and soybean farmers will be required by Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to apply Bayer CropScience's Fluency Agent to seed treated with neonicotinoid insecticides, such as clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid.
AgriMarketing – 3/4/2014
China sets growth target of 7.5% for 2014
China has set its economic growth target for the year at 7.5%, as it looks to continue its efforts to stabilise the economy.
BBC News – 3/4/2014
It's been a great comeback says JCB as North American sales surge 140% since 2010
JCB chief executive Graeme Macdonald says the UK manufacturer's 140% sales rise in North America since 2010 has been a "great comeback story".
World Highways – 3/4/2014
Deere sees farm slowdown, projects sales decline
Deere & Co. said its first-quarter net income rose almost 5 percent, but it projected a slowdown in sales of farm equipment this year.
AgriNews – 3/4/2014
Rep. Ballweg Has Concerns with Current IoH Legislation
A rural Wisconsin lawmaker says she agrees that something needs to be done to clarify the rights farmers have on the roadways when transporting large farm equipment, but Rep. Joan Ballweg is not sold on the current Implements of Husbandry bill before the legislature.
Wisconsin Ag Connection – 3/4/2014
Quality Implement Co. Acquires Johnson Implement & Brady Implement
Cecil Johnson and the Johnson family announces the acquisition of Johnson Implement and Brady Implement Companies by Quality Implement Company.
Farm Equipment – 3/3/2014
Maple Farm Equipment Gets a New Partner
Maple Farm Equipment is now part of the Jim Pattison group. Canada's third largest privately held company, it has divisions in a wide range of different industries through Western Canada, but this will be the first time it has gone into agriculture.
Farm Equipment – 2/28/2014
Vilsack urges EPA caution in revising RFS
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the nation's ethanol producers that he's reached out to EPA chief Gina McCarthy and White House officials to make sure they understand the importance of their industry before going through with plans to cut the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
AgriPulse – 2/28/2014
Tax Proposal Addresses Ag Needs
House tax reform bill allows for ag to continue using cash accounting, makes Section 179 deductions permanent and helps fund waterway needs.
Farm Futures – 2/28/2014