AEM to Help Manage NFMS

Cindy ZimmermanAEM, Audio, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

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 … Read More

AEM Offers Tips to Protect Tier 4 Engines

Kelly MarshallAEM

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 … Read More

Farm Equipment Exports Down 14 Percent

Kelly MarshallAEM, Equipment, Exports

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 … Read More

AEM “I Make America” Awards

Cindy ZimmermanAEM, Equipment

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, … Read More

New Members Inducted into AEM Hall of Fame

Kelly MarshallAEM, Ag Group, Award, Equipment

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 … Read More

AEM: Small Tractor Sales Continue to Lead

Lizzy SchultzAEM, Ag Group, Equipment, Research, Tractor

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 … Read More

Ag Infrastructure Challenge Launched at #RuralSummit

Joanna SchroederAEM, Agribusiness, Audio, Events

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 … Read More

Equipment Market Tracks Ahead of 5 Year Average

Kelly MarshallAEM, Agribusiness, environment

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. … Read More

EPA Team Experiences Spray Drift Equipment in Action

Joanna SchroederAEM, ARA, Equipment, Spraying, Video

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 … Read More

Global Business Climate Remains Slow for Machinery

Lizzy SchultzAEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, International, Machinery, Markets, Research

Results from the latest Agrievolution Business Barometer survey are showing that, while the global downturn in the agricultural machinery industry seems to have stabilized, global recovery is not in sight for the next six months, and the sector may stay at current low levels. The survey found that the global business climate index is back to the low level of … Read More