John Deere Rolls Out 2017 Solutions

Kelly Marshall

John Deere is announcing several new solutions for 2017. For producers looking for additional in-cab display, the Gen 4 Extended Monitor has the ability to monitor multiple machines, implements and precision ag functions and allows for easy movement of pages and display functions from one monitor to another.  It’s easy to install, easily customizable and offers more information during key times.  The …

AGCO Honors Star Operators

Cindy Zimmerman

AGCO Corporation presented its 11th annual Operator of the Year award at the Ag Retailers Association convention and expo this week in Orlando. The award, which recognizes the best custom applicators across the country, was given this year to Tony Kornder of Genesis Growing Solutions in Le Sueur, Minnesota. “We’re proud to have recognized the agricultural industry’s hard-working custom applicators …

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 …

Trelleborg Earns SIMA Innovation Gold Medal

Kelly Marshall

Trelleborg has earned top honors at the 2017 SIMA Innovation Awards with a gold medal for their newly developed Variable Inflation Pressure (VIP) system. These soon-to-be-launched tires were developed in conjuncture with AGCO FENDT.  It consists of an autonomous wheel that can self-adjust the tire’s pressure based on the load from the combine.  This innovation optimizes the tire’s footprint to reduce …

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, …

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 …

#NAFB16- Kubota Committed to Quality

Kelly Marshall

Kubota was one of the many participants at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event in Kansas City, Missouri last week. I had the opportunity to talk with Kent Brown, Senior Product Manager of tractors over 100 HP, and David Palmer, Senior Product Manager covering hay and forage implements, each with something new and exciting to talk …

Dealers Gain Insight At Develop With Deere

Lizzy Schultz

Members of John Deere’s dealer network were invited to participate in the Develop with Deere Conference for the first time this year, providing dealers with a valuable opportunity to gain and insight and understanding of the upcoming developments they will soon be marketing to their customers. Justin Blanchette is the VP of Integrated Solutions at Arends Hogan Walker, a dealer …

New Holland Acquires Grass & Soil Business

Jamie Johansen

New Holland Agriculture will expand its wide offering with new implement product lines as a result of CNH Industrial’s agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. This business develops, manufactures and sells solutions for agricultural applications in the Tillage and Hay & Forage segments under various brands, …

Tillage System to Cut Cover Crop Costs

Kelly Marshall

Kelly Engineering in South Australia has developed a tillage system to cut costs and boost productivity for cover crops.  The patented diamond-shaped tiller and air seeder allow the entire sowing process to be completed in a single pass.  Testing has begun in the United States and the product is expected to be available in 2017. Timing is good for U.S. …