GFM Network News


4-H reports

The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by email to [email protected], by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1, or by fax to 204-954-1422. Happy Rock Horseshoes For our Christmas party on Dec. 22,

John Deere sponsors 4-H scholarships

John Deere Canada is sponsoring a scholarship program for the 2013-14 school year to mark its long-standing support of 4-H Canada and to celebrate its 100th anniversary. John Deere is matching funds with 11 dealers in seven provinces to award up to 12, $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education


Large Canadian presence at Big Iron

The 32nd Big Iron farm equipment and services show here is like a huge handshake between U.S. and Canadian farmers and equipment manufacturers that do business across the 49th parallel. More than a dozen Manitoba- and Saskatchewan-based companies were exhibiting at the annual event, which typically marks the last of the summer shows in the

Buhler Industries Entering Combine Market

I would like to see the next 100,000 before I retire, said a smiling Dmitry Lyubimov, who became president of Buhler Industries when the Russian combine manufacturer Rostselmash bought a majority stake from Manitoba entrepreneur John Buhler in 2007. The company, which has been shipping the Canadian-made tractors to Russia since the acquisition, is now

Edsel Of Tractors Sells For A Record Price

RECORD HIGH BID By Lorraine Stevenson Co-operator staff International Harvester s M18-35 Titan tractor was a dud when it first hit the market in the early 1900s. But now it s worth as much as a brand new one. The rare vintage tractor restored by a MacGregor-area farmer has fetched what s believed to be


Fire Damages Manitoba Agricultural Museum

Staff at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum at Austin hope that fire damage can be repaired in time for the regular opening in early May, a spokesman said last week. On March 29 at 11:30 p. m the Austin Fire Department was called by a neighbour who saw the smoke from one of the museum’s buildings.

Diesel Engine Prices Will Jump

As of January 2011, diesel engines over 175 horsepower installed in new farm equipment destined for the U. S. market must comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Interim Tier 4 emissions standards, which is the next step in further reducing exhaust pollutants in off-road vehicles. Tractors arriving on dealers’ lots in Canada will be

Tractor, Combine Sales Seen Dropping In 2010

Sales of tractors and combines in both the Canadian and U. S. markets are expected to drop significantly in 2010 from 2009 levels. The Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers, a trade association for over 800 makers of farm, forestry, construction, mining and utility equipment, said last week that it expects to see double-digit decreases, percentage-wise,


Agco Plans “Reduction” Of Brands

Afarm equipment giant built on accumulation of product lines worldwide has announced a new strategy expected to lead to “reduction” of many of the company’s brands. In a release Nov. 13, the North American Equipment Dealers Association said it was alerted to “major brand changes” within Agco – including the phase-out of the Agco brand