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TOP 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AGRICULTURE

With one of the longest federal election campaigns in our history in front of us, it’s reasonable to expect all sectors, including agriculture, will get an unusual amount of attention.

Right now, as that campaign revs up, those who want to lead our country are still getting their sea legs.

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CANADA’S FARM PROGRESS SHOW

For three days June 17- 19, agricultural buyers and sellers from around the world come together to do business at tone of the most important farm shows in Western Canada.

More than 45,000 people from over 50 countries come to Regina each year to see what’s new in agricultural. Canada’s Farm Progress Show has established itself as the largest dryland farm technology and equipment show in Canada, and one of the most important farm shows in North America.

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VT TALK – TRIMBLE FMX

Since we work with ISOBUS, a communication protocol for the agriculture industry, here at Agtron, we thought it would be appropriate to devote a segment of our new blog to talking about the many different ISOBUS virtual terminals or VT’s. These blogs will only be discussing each virtual terminals pros and cons when it comes to look, feel, basic operation and functionality with ISOBUS. We will not be discussing each virtual terminals proprietary functionality.

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WOMAN IN THE AG WORLD

It’s not new for women to be involved in agriculture. Agriculture is not solely a man’s world, not today and it certainly wasn’t 50 years ago. Farming and ranching has always been a family affair. Woman on the farm have always done what needs to be done, 50 years ago that meant working in the field, milking cows, cooking for threshing crews and driving teams.

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NASA TECHNOLOGY LENDS FARMERS A HAND – FROM SPACE!

There may be help from space for farmers! This help might also play a hand in road-building, the weather forecast and halting melting ice in the Arctic. NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission monitors how wet the soil is around the world – and it does it from space! NASA first started working on the SMAP in effort to improve forecasts of hazards such as drought and floods.

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SASK EYES TOUGHER RULES ON INVESTOR FARM BUYS

Saskatoon | Reuters –Saskatchewan is likely to tighten what are already some of North America’s strictest rules for purchasing farmland, as it looks to fend off big money managers hungry for what they see as a winning investment.

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KMOT AG EXPO 2015

Agtron Enterprises Inc. will be at the 44th Annual KMOT Ag Expo in Minot, ND. This year the show will begin on Wednesday, January 28 and continue through Friday, January 30th 2015 at the State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds

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MANITOBA AG DAYS

Manitoba Ag Days kicks off on January 20th and runs until January 22nd, beginning at 10 am (free admission.) The show is an exposition of agricultural production expertise, technology, and equipment that attracts exhibitors and visitors from across Canada and the North Central United States.

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NEW AG TECHNOLOGY TOOLS UNVEILED AT FARM BUREAU’S IDEAG INNOVATE CONFERENCE

Partnering with technology, farmers and ranchers are watching their productivity grow in leaps and bounds, a topic explored at the IDEAg Innovate Conference held at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. The conference featured some of the latest technology poised to transform American farms and ranches: precision irrigation, unmanned aerial vehicles and the Internet.

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