Farm Operations News

  • Valtra Design Challenge 2017 - FARMING THE FUTURE

    World and people in it are changing faster than ever before. This creates big challenges for food production in the future. To guarantee wellbeing of future generations we need more advanced methods and equipment. Tractors as versatile machines have been playing a key role in this progress and we believe this will continue also in the future. The future tractors are designed today. What is your ...

  • Innovative new virtual reality website goes live FarmFood360° now online

    Canadians looking for the real story about their food can get it directly from the source online with virtual visits to farms and processing plants. Farm & Food Care is proud to present its latest national outreach initiative – FarmFood360°. Using 360 cameras and virtual reality technology, the new FarmFood360° website gives Canadians the chance ...

  • DACS second project with Stuart Perkins, England

    Five years ago DACS, together with BPS Equipment, equipped six houses with a complete climate solution from us at Stuart Perkins farms in England. Since then the six houses have been running very well and with high efficiency numbers – EPEF just around 400. With the ease of operation and the high efficiency in mind, Stuart Perkins turned to DACS with his second project. This is another six ...


    By DACS A/S

  • John Deere Operations Center Adds Mobile Apps and Mapping Functions

    In an effort to enhance the functionality, ease-of-use and overall value of John Deere Operations Center to producers, John Deere announces a new software release for its cloud-based platform. These user-focused changes include more tools and features that enable producers to easily collect and access more farm information and collaborate with partners to gain insights, increase profits ...


    By John Deere

  • ECHA Committee Adopts First Opinion Approving Nano Biocide

    On October 13, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that the Biocidal Products Committee adopted three opinions supporting the approval of active substances for use in biocidal products, including its first opinion on a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How much do you know about rice milling production lines?

    Introduction of 15T/D Integrated Rice Milling Equipment This 15T/D full automatic rice mill production line can process paddy into national standard rice just in one process. It is one of the newly designed products in the series complete set of rice processing equipment. It can produce rice 15 ton/day. And the capacity of the single machine can be customized according to your special ...

  • Key Themes for World Agri-Tech Investment Summit London 2016 Announced

    The key themes for World Agri-Tech Investment Summit London 2016 have just been announced. They are: Agribusiness Leaders Debate: New Collaboration Models for R&D Precision Farming: Gearing up for Global Market Applications Satellites for Agri-Food: Optimising Big Data to Drive Sustainable Intensification ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Farming needs lead role in GHG cuts

    The world’s farmers and food producers must do more – perhaps five times as much – to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that threaten catastrophic global climate change, according to new research. Right ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Whitmuir Community Farm choose Big Hanna

    Whitmuir is a working organic farm located in West Linton just south of Edinburgh in Scotland. It is owned and run by Pete Ritchie and Heather Andersson with the ambition to create an organic community farm in cooperation with other community growers and farmers.  The 130 ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Penton’s Farm Futures survey shows more corn, less soybeans in 2016

    Profit margins full of red ink could force growers to cut back crop acreage by almost 2% in 2016, according to the latest survey by Farm Futures, Penton Agriculture‘s market-leading ag business resource. Only corn and cotton could see gains among five major row crops and even those ...


    By Penton

  • Growers can increase efficiency with single crop focus

    Vegetable growers are able to benefit from increased productivity by focusing their growing operations on producing a single commodity, with efficiencies created by investing in labour that is specialised for a single crop. This is one of the outcomes from an Economic Discussion Paper produced by vegetable grower body AUSVEG, using data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Growers can increase efficiency with single crop focus

    Vegetable growers are able to benefit from increased productivity by focusing their growing operations on producing a single commodity, with efficiencies created by investing in labour that is specialised for a single crop. This is one of the outcomes from an Economic Discussion Paper produced by vegetable grower body AUSVEG, using data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Sembmarine SLP Ltd carry out UK firsts

    Lowestoft based Sembmarine SLP Ltd (SLP) undertook a series of firsts at their Hamilton Road site this month. The Engineering specialists have been working with Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd (STDL) to build an offshore facility for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm owned by Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar.  The wind farm will be located 20 miles of the coast of Cromer in North ...


    By Sembmarine SLP Ltd

  • OpenTAS now with Truck Operations Cockpit

    International software and consulting company Implico has expanded its leading tank farm administration system OpenTAS to include a Truck Operations Cockpit (TOC) module. Pilot customer TransTank confirms time savings and improved usability for tank farm planners. TOC gives OpenTAS users in tank farms an overview of all key truck operation processes. Planners ...


    By Implico Group

  • StocExpo 2016: Implico to Preview New OpenTAS Release 6

    “Designed for Tomorrow” is the title of Implico’s presentation at StocExpo 2016 showcasing its latest innovations for the downstream business. Attracting industry experts from all over Europe, StocExpo is the tank terminal sector’s biggest trade show. This year, the event will run from 15-17 March in Antwerp. One highlight at Implico’s stand at E14 will be a ...


    By Implico Group

  • Two-Day Conference Focuses on Boosting Hops Production

    Ohio hops growers experienced strong demand in 2015 for the specialty crop used as a key ingredient in craft beers, and, experts say, the demand isn’t likely to decline soon. Hops is a main ingredient beer manufacturers use to provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt sugars in their product. “Ten years ago, you could count all of Ohio’s breweries on your fingers and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Valtra wins ´Machine of the Year 2016´ award at Agritechnica

    The brand new Valtra N Series has won the prestigious ´Machine of the Year 2016´ award in the category of lower mid-range tractors at the Agritechnica Show 2015. The selection was made by independent agricultural journalists from sixteen European trade magazines. Valtra launched the 4-cylinder N Series in October. With deliveries starting already from September, the tractor range has ...

  • Ohio State Offers Aquaponics Fish Farming Workshop July 10-11

    An innovative aquaculture program offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will hold a workshop July 10-11 to provide an in-depth look at the increasingly popular fish farming industry. Held at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, the workshop will offer current and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

    A hefty tax was placed on excessive household water consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swimming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Mr. Zvieli’s clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid climate. “I worried about where gardening was going,” said Mr. Zvieli, 56, who has tended ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • USPOULTRY Announces 2016 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award Competition

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any family-owned poultry grower or egg producer supplying product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer ...

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