AEM Executive Outlook Panel at #NFMS16

Cindy ZimmermanAEM, Agribusiness, Audio, NFMS, Policy, technology

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted an Ag Executive Outlook panel during the opening day of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week. Industry executives on the panel included Todd Stucke with Kubota, Leif Magnusson of CLAAS Global Sales Americas, Jim Walker with Case IH NAFTA, Great Plains Manufacturing president Linda Salem, and AEM Senior Vice … Read More

AEM Looking Forward to Commodity Classic

Kelly MarshallAEM, Agribusiness, Commodity Classic

The 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, March 3-5, will be the biggest and best trade show ever.  The addition of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a presenting sponsor is no small part of that.  The 600,000 plus square foot trade show floor is the largest to date in the 20 year history of the trade show.  Several of the … Read More

Tractor Trends See Growth in Smaller Horsepower

Kelly MarshallAEM, Agribusiness, Machinery, Tractor

The month of April saw a rise in sales of 40-100-horsepower tractors and July continued the trend with 10 and 8 year highs for the period. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers report that production ag machinery has been in a downward trend, with over 100 horsepower 2WD tractors, 4WD tractors, and combines showing negative numbers for the month. Adding to those … Read More

Industry Adjusting to Lower Farm Equipment Sales

Cindy ZimmermanAEM, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Tractor

Sales of farm tractors and combines are continuing their downward trend this year and the industry is adjusting after several good years in a row, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “The last five years have been pretty darn good years and we were at pretty high levels of equipment sales,” said AEM Senior Vice President and Ag … Read More

AEM Confident Despite Farm Equipment Sales Drop

Cindy ZimmermanAEM, Audio, Equipment

Farm equipment sales are down significantly this year, but the head of the Association of Equipment Manufacturer‘s Ag Sector remains optimistic about the industry. “We’re in the business of feeding and harvesting food and you need equipment to do that,” says Charlie O’Brien, AEM Senior Vice President and Ag Sector Lead. “Even though the numbers for this year are down, … Read More

AEM Helps Launch Precision Ag Coalition

Cindy ZimmermanAEM, Data, Video

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) helped mark the launch of the Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture (CAPA), a new industry coalition that will help to shape emerging policy issues involving precision agriculture. Leif Magnusson, AEM AG chair and president CLAAS of America & regional president of the Americas, kicked off the event with a discussion of some … Read More

Hick Chick Chat with AEM on Farm Equipment

Leah GuffeyAEM, Audio, Equipment, General, Hick Chick Chat

The important contribution of U.S. agriculture equipment manufacturing to the health of the nation’s economy is demonstrated in an economic paper recently released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. For this edition of the Hick Chick Chat, I spoke with AEM senior vice president Charlie O’Brien about the analysis. “Agriculture’s achievements have resulted from scientific advances in many areas, including … Read More