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New legislation for sales of farm implements

New act establishes minimum requirements for sale agreements, 
warranties, and availability of spare parts

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new Farm Implement and Dealership Act will come into force this year. The new act, which combines the old Farm Implement Dealerships Act and the Farm Implement Act, came into effect in December when Bill 6, the Statutes Amendment Act, received royal assent. Bill 6 also includes numerous changes to sections of the former […] Read more

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The next farm technology revolution

Rob Saik says big data will soon be a fact of life on farms, and producers will have to find ways to deal with it all

Reading Time: 3 minutes Farm technology has come a long way — the leap from horses to tractors seemed huge until computers, auto steer, and advances in seed and crop chemistry came along. But the next technological leap is going to be the biggest yet, and it’s already underway, according to Rob Saik, CEO and founder of the Agri-Trend […] Read more


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Farm implements, equipment, innovations sure to tempt at show

A rotating bale grapple is one of the featured products at this year’s Agri-Trade

Reading Time: 3 minutes Agri-Trade visitors be warned — you may be gripped by an urge to splurge. Take, for example, the Haukaas Rotating Bale Grapple, one of this year’s winners of the show’s Ag Innovation award. After watching the video showcasing the device, cattle producers who feed round bales may want to run out and buy one. The […] Read more