Regional Conservation Legacy Awards Announced

Kelly MarshallAg Group, ASA, Award, Soybeans

The American Soybean Association offers congratulations to Andy Bendsend of Dallas, Wisconsin (Midwest Region), Keith Masser from Sacramento, Pennsylvania (Northeast Region) and Matt Griggs hailing from Humboldt, Tennessee (South Region) as regional winners of this year’s Conservation Legacy Awards. The three winners will be honored at the ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic on March 3. At that time one … Read More

Land O’ Lakes Inc. Issues Drone Challenge

Kelly MarshallAward, Contest, drone, Land O'Lakes

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has issued the Drone Challenge, to urge developers to create solutions for precision agriculture. A $140,000 grand prize will be awarded, along with two $5,000 runner-up awards. “We’re offering the Land O’Lakes Prize to accelerate the development of drones for the ag industry. We believe with a few more years of work and the direction we’re providing, … Read More

Case IH Steiger 620 Sets New Records

Kelly MarshallAward, Case IH, Equipment, Tractor

The Case IH Steiger 620 has been proven the most fluid-efficient and highest drawbar horsepower tractor in the world by recent tests at the University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL).  The 620 set new records in drawbar fuel efficiency, drawbar horsepower and maximum pull. “It’s one thing to generate a lot of horsepower,” said Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger tractor … Read More

UF’s Kevin Folta Honored for Advocacy

Kelly MarshallAward

Kevin Folta of the University of Florida has been named 2016 Pro Farmer Ag Person of the Year.  Folta is a professor at UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and chair of the horticulture sciences department. “Dr. Folta has been a leader in the fight against the anti-GMO movement for years,” said Chip Flory, Pro Farmer editor. “He was a … Read More

New Holland Wins Four AE50 Awards

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Award, New Holland

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has awarded New Holland with four of the year’s most innovative designs in engineering for food and agriculture.  The IntelliBale™ ISOBUS Class 3 Tractor & Baler automation for New Holland Roll-Belt™ Series, SmartTrax™ with Flex Technology, CX/CR Everest 20 levelling system, and the T7 Heavy Duty Enhanced Engine Brake each earned this honor. … Read More

TFI Announces 2017 4R Advocates

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Award, Nutrient Management

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has named the 2017 4R Advocate winners, recognizing five farmer and retailer partnerships who are leading the way in implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices on the farm. This year’s advocates farm 13,200 acres of land using 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices. “4R Nutrient Stewardship is a top priority for the fertilizer industry, which is committed to enhancing … Read More

BASF and NAAA Award Aviator Scholarships

Lizzy SchultzAerial Application, Ag Group, Award, BASF, NAAA

BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) have collaborated to reward two promising aviators with scholarships to assist them as they follow their passion in the field of aerial application. Matthew Burkhammer of Carlisle, Arkansas, and Landunn Koyle of Gooding, Idaho, were awarded NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarships of $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. The two winners were recognized at the … Read More

Michelin Earns SIMA 2017 Innovation Gold Medal

Kelly MarshallAward, Soil

Michelin‘s new “2 in 1 tire” has earned a 2017 Innovation Gold Medal from SIMA at the Paris International Agri-Business Show. The new technology allows farmers to be more efficient in the field by increasing contact with soil by up to 20 percent. When travel on roads the tire alters with a central continuous tread band that grips the pavement … Read More

Trelleborg Earns SIMA Innovation Gold Medal

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Award, Equipment, Soil

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 … Read More

SIMA Honors Concept Autonomous Tractors

Cindy ZimmermanAward, Case IH, New Holland, Tractor

The autonomous tractor concepts revealed this year from CNH Industrial brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture are receiving Silver Innovation medals from the SIMA Organization which hosts the bi-annual international farm machinery exhibition to be held February 2017 in Paris, France. These awards recognize new developments which “demonstrate design and innovative features that have the potential to offer significant … Read More