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JayDee AgTech, whose Kindersley dealership lot is shown here, is being rebranded under the name Pattison Agriculture. (Jdat.ca)

Pattison merges Deere dealership chains

The Jim Pattison Group has consolidated its Prairie farm equipment dealerships in Saskatchewan and Manitoba under one new banner. Pattison on Tuesday announced the merger of its Maple Farm Equipment and JayDee AgTech chains, which deal mainly in John Deere farm equipment. The two chains are to be rebranded as Pattison Agriculture. Darrin Didychuk, now



Deere & Co. is managing the agriculture downturn more effectively but there’s still storm clouds overhead.

Deere earnings beat estimates but outlook downbeat

Global farm recession blamed for ongoing challenges but losses were smaller than predicted

Deere & Co. reported a much smaller-than-expected decline in quarterly earnings Nov. 22, after it cut costs and raised prices to compensate for sluggish demand for its agricultural and construction equipment, and its shares jumped more than 10 per cent. The company forecast revenue for the new fiscal year would fall about one per cent


What’s new in tractors

What’s new in tractors

A roundup of the recent tractor introductions and updates making news this fall

There’s been no shortage of news this season when it comes to new tractor model unveilings and improvements to existing machines. Virtually every brand had something new to show off this year on that front. Many of those new machines debuted at the U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, in August. To help you


A new deal gives John Deere customers access to drone imagery.

Aerial imagery deal signed

Two Manitoba companies are major players in the new venture

A Manitoba-based John Deere dealership has inked a deal to give customers access to drone services that can generate images used to help make decisions about land and water management. Enns Brothers joins Saskatchewan-based Western Sales in linking up with Green Aero Tech last month. Green Aero Tech was founded in 2012 in the Red

A John Deere air cart seeding system in the field.  Photo: John Deere

Deere & Co. to buy Monsanto’s Precision Planting farm equipment business

Chicago/Reuters – Monsanto Co’s Climate Corp subsidiary on Tuesday announced a definitive agreement to sell its Precision Planting farm equipment business to Deere & Co for an undisclosed sum. The deal also allows nearly real-time data connections between certain John Deere farm equipment and Climate’s farming software programs, Climate FieldView. Climate will keep its digital farming

(Greg Berg photo)

John Deere to acquire European farm equipment maker Monosem

Reuters – Deere & Co. shares rose about 2 per cent on Monday after the company said it plans to acquire Monosem, a European family-owned farm equipment manufacturer that specializes in “precision planters” designed to increase crop production. Deere would not comment on the transaction’s financial details or Monosem’s revenues, but it does expect the


VIDEO: Big reward for winner of ‘Canola 100 Agri-Prize’

VIDEO: Big reward for winner of ‘Canola 100 Agri-Prize’

First farmer to grow 100-bushel canola will get use of a full line of John Deere equipment

Canola growers with a competitive personality now have an extra incentive — a complete John Deere equipment package if they’re the first to grow 100 bushels per acre on 50 acres of canola. The ‘Canola 100 Agri-Prize’ was announced July 21 at Ag in Motion in Saskatoon. The first farmer to produce a verified average