CRTC says Internet speeds are as advertised

Does your Internet connection measure up to what the company claims it offers? According to a new report by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the “vast majority” of participating Canadian Internet service providers (ISPs) met or exceeded the maximum download and upload speeds they advertise. The report, using data collected last October, measured… Read More

AGCO acquires Firm 151 Research

AGCO — which carries brands such as Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner, and Challenger — is acquiring research and product development Firm 151 Research to create new technology solutions for grain customers. Previously, AGCO and 151 Research had an exclusive technology partnership to develop GSI GrainViz precision grain monitoring, which gives growers and commercial operators advanced… Read More

Is it time to buy the swather?

You could argue that the advent of more affordable glyphosate options increased the use of a pre-harvest pass on many western Canadian grain acres. Using glyphosate before harvest can kill late weeds and reduce the amount of green stems the combine encounters, making straight cutting easier. In conjunction with some solid advancements in pod-shatter resistance… Read More

Conservatives to turn up the heat on Bibeau with Rood

With the appointment of Lianne Rood as the shadow minister of agriculture this week, I think there will be a change in approach regarding agricultural issues between now and an election. Like her predecessor John Barlow, Rood has a strong background in agriculture and an eye on eventually being the minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food… Read More