AEM Highlights Top Priorities from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Anita Sennett and Nick Tindall represented the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a partner of Commodity Classic last week. In a press conference the two pointed out the importance of the agriculture manufacturing industry on the U.S. economy. A new study, which will be released in its entirety on March 9, shows that 27 percent of manufacturing in the U.S. …

AEM, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Farm Bill

AEM to Help Manage NFMS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers joined with the Kentucky State Fair Board on the first day of the National Farm Machinery Show for a big announcement. Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and AEM President Dennis Slater signed an agreement during the opening of the 52nd annual show in Louisville that AEM will assist with management and co-production of …

AEM, Audio, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

AEM Offers Tips to Protect Tier 4 Engines

Kelly Marshall

Tier 4 engines are helping make farms more fuel efficient, but the fuel used in those engines is critical.   That’s why the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has created a free, downloadable infographic offering 5 tips to help owners keep their machines working optimally. The AEM “Get CLEAN on Fuel” infographic outlines five key actions that help protect Tier …

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Farm Equipment Exports Down 14 Percent

Kelly Marshall

The first three quarters of the year show a 14 percent drop in U.S. agriculture equipment exports compared to the same time frame in 2015.  That’s a difference of more than $5 billion, says the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Europe and Central America continued to be the growth leaders with Asia leading the double-digit declines for the other world regions, according …

AEM, Equipment, Exports

AEM “I Make America” Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) honored 2016 recipients of the “I Make America” advocacy awards during their recent annual meeting. The awards recognize AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in the program to build grassroots advocacy for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America. AEM honored 32 companies for achieving Gold status, …

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New Members Inducted into AEM Hall of Fame

Kelly Marshall

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is inducting two new member into their AEM Hall of Fame. These individuals are being honored for their contributions to the off-road industry, their legacy of innovation, service and leadership. Ray Hagie is the founder of Hagie Manufacturing LLC. Although he never intended to bring the world’s first self-propelled sprayer to the market, his …

AEM, Ag Group, Award, Equipment

AEM: Small Tractor Sales Continue to Lead

Lizzy Schultz

The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows that, while U.S. retail sales of tractors under 40HP and 40-100HP continued to lead the way in September and larger tractor sales rebounded from last month, year-to-date tractor sales are still down. The report also noted that September U.S. retail sales for 2WD tractors …

AEM, Ag Group, Equipment, Research, Tractor

Ag Infrastructure Challenge Launched at #RuralSummit

Joanna Schroeder

The inaugural Infrastructure Summit took place yesterday in Ames, Iowa with big news – the launch of the agriculture Infrastructure Vision 2050 (IV2050) Challenge. The news was delivered by Lief Magnusson, President, CLASS Global Sales Americas and Chair of the Association Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) who sponsored the summit with support from Agri-Pulse. IV2050 is a thought leadership initiative focused on …

AEM, Agribusiness, Audio, Events

Equipment Market Tracks Ahead of 5 Year Average

Kelly Marshall

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reports that U.S. sales of tractors and combines is tracking ahead of the 5-year average.  As 2016 hits the mid-year mark small tractors under 40 horsepower continue to lead the way, up 3 percent over last year.  Combine sales were also up in June, with 8 percent growth, although still down from last year. …

AEM, Agribusiness, environment

EPA Team Experiences Spray Drift Equipment in Action

Joanna Schroeder

What better way to learn about new tools and emerging technology than to see it in action? Nothing according to dozens of U.S. EPA staff who recently had the opportunity to visit a working research farm in Queenstown, Maryland. During the event, EPA team members watched, learned and participated in demonstrations of the latest sprayers and pieces of equipment. Organized …

AEM, ARA, Equipment, Spraying, Video