Kinze Manufacturing held a grand opening of the Kinze Innovation Center on Friday, Jan. 25. The center, located at Williamsburg, Iowa, is designed to serve as a destination for customers, dealers and friends from all over the world....More
Monticello, Minn., is becoming known as “Swan City” due to its large Trumpeter Swan populations during the winter months. More than 2,000 Trumpeter Swans enjoy a winter vacation along the banks of the Mississippi River within the city limits each winter. The location of the nuclear generating plant upstream allows for the water to remain unfrozen for the swans during the winter months. The dense swan population is largely attributed to the late Shiela Lawrence of Monticello, who began feeding the swans daily 25 years ago.
Kubota chairman and president Yasuo Masumoto indicated in an interview with Kyoto News on Thursday his readiness to acquire a foreign maker of large field-farming machinery by the end of this year to expand overseas operations, Kyodo News reported.
Masumoto, 65, also said the Osaka-based machinery maker plans to raise the ratio of overseas operations in its group sales to more than 70% in fiscal 2017 through March 2018....More
CAL Manufacturing Inc. has released its new TowTender Model 185 seed tender, which allows users to fill up to a 36-row conventional box planter without moving the tow vehicle or swinging an auger. Using only a three button remote key fob, the user can place the TowTender directly where they need it, and the brakes are automatically applied whenever the user releases the remote control’s 'forward' button....More
The newly redesigned 2400 Series Weatherproofer I tillage tools from Landoll are available in six- through 13-shank models for a total of five sizes. The WP I allows for easy setting and leveling.
The machine is set with a single front-mounted depth control crank, which allows producers to pull into the field and, with one control, set the machine to disc and deep till the soil in one pass, uniformly mixing residue, while penetrating the compaction zone for enhanced water intake and root growth....More
The soil in the latter part of November was dry in NW Ohio. There was less than 1 in. of rain in the whole month of November. My Case IH dealer said he never saw so many tillage replacement parts go out the door. Everyone was interested in taking out the ruts that they put in the fields in September and October. Lots of vertical tillage finishing tools have been sold in the last year and everyone who had them was out working ground with them....More
Farm Industry News delivered agriculture news to readers around the world daily on its website in 2012. Of all content published on farmindustrynews.com, photo galleries have proven to be the most popular content by far. Here is a look at the year's top 10 photo galleries from Farm Industry News.
Thinking of a Minnesota winter often evokes images of baren, cold landscapes and sub-zero temperatures, but nature photographer Jim Radford captures the season in a different light. These images from across Minnesota show the serenity and beauty the state boasts during its coldest season. Enjoy an alternative look at the Minnesota landscape as you celebrate this holiday season with family and friends.
Russell and Beau Estes won the honor of providing the annual Christmas tree in August through the National Christmas Tree Association Grand Championship contest. This holiday season, the two accompanied the 18.5-ft. Fraser fir tree grown on their Jefferson, N.C., farm to the White House and helped present the award-winning tree to Mrs. Obama. The tree is displayed in the White House Blue Room during the holiday season....More
This holiday season, we at Farm Industry News want to thank our readers for being active members of the agriculture community by engaging in our coverage in print, online and through Facebook and Twitter this year. From our coverage of the newest farm equipment and high tech products that hit the market, to our in-depth look at the 2012 drought and much more, we hope Farm Industry News has been a valuable resource for you this year and beyond....More
Winners of the 2013 FinOvation Awards presented by Farm Industry News have been determined. The first 10 winners include Versatile, John Deere, Kubota, New Holland, AGCO's Fendt, Case IH, Monsanto with Precision Planting, Yetter Farm Equipment and Dawn Equipment. Readers of Farm Industry News and online determine the winners of this award. The next 10 winners will be announced Friday.
The deadline is approaching on Saturday, Dec. 15 for the Faces of Farming and Ranching national spokesperson contest sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). View the candidates and cast your vote here. The nine finalists were selected by a panel of judges, and one will be chosen as a national spokesperson for agriculture based on votes. USFRA put out a call earlier this summer for outstanding farmers and ranchers who are focused on continuosly improving their farm and ranch operations....More
Overall, the global agricultural machinery industry remains positive; worldwide production volume is expected to increase to $110 billion (€ 86 billion) by year-end 2012 and could grow by another 5% in 2013, according to reports from the Agrievolution Economic Committee, a gathering of the world’s largest agricultural machinery associations....More
March 2013 corn futures dropped below $5.50 in early May 2012 and were drifting lower when U.S. drought conditions turned prices higher starting in mid-June. The price of that contract peaked in early August, just short of the $8.50 mark. March 2013 soybean futures dropped below $11.50 in December 2011before South American drought conditions and then U.S. drought conditions sent that contract above $17.25 by mid-September 2012....More
At a media event in Racine, WI, this fall, Case IH released a variety of the company's newest products for 2013. In addition to its new 2013 Steiger Rowtrac tractor, Case IH showcased several unique new products ranging from a 25th anniversary tractor to a new line of planters and more. For more information, visit caseih.com.
There is a wire, ear-corn crib in our pasture that I drive by at least a dozen times a week. Today I noticed that is was empty, and has been empty for the last 25 years. The old ear-corn crib is not the only empty bin on our farm. Three useable bins (the old wire ear-corn bin is a permanent bird roost) on our farm are unused as harvest 2012 is complete.
The unused space would have held the 30% loss in corn yield, and the 15% loss in soybean yield due to the drought. An unused bin is not all bad since I hope to refurbish/update one of the bins this winter....More
Anyone shopping for tillage equipment likely has come across Curt Davis, marketing manager with Kuhn Krause, a full-line manufacturer of tillage equipment. Davis can be found frequently at farm shows, answering questions about the company’s newest tillage tools on display. We asked Davis what topics will be important to cover in our upcoming publications.
Q. What is the trending topic in tillage right now?...More
The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) recently hosted a forum aimed at identifying the agriculture industry’s innovation needs for the next decade. About 30 agriculture leaders from across Saskatchewan, Canada, gathered to give their input on the future of the industry, covering such topics as crop characteristics, rural population challenges, genetically modified crops, labor and technology.
Some of the key needs identified at the meeting included:...More
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are forecasting another good year for farm machinery sales. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) twice-a-year business barometer, the vast majority of companies expect “positive” to “very positive” results for sales revenues in 2013. The exception is the livestock sector, which is bearing the brunt of higher feed prices....More
As holiday jingles blast from your TV promoting department store deals, popular children’s toys, and this season’s latest fashions, you may be scratching your head while trying to come up with the perfect gift for the farmer on your list. Farm Industry News has you covered. From the newest power tools to warm outdoor gear, this sampling of gift ideas for farmers will get you on track to get your shopping started.
Remlinger Manufacturing offers the PFM belt driven power ditchers in both a center cut and offset model for simple, economical field water control. The power ditcher ditches up to 12 in. deep in a single pass and shows good results in most soil conditions. The spring tensioned self-adjusting belt drive assures proper tension with little down time for service or maintenance, eliminating alignment, adjusting and leak problems usually associated with high RPM chain drive systems....More
Europe’s 2013 Tractor of the Year award went to the Deutz-Fahr Agrotron 7250 during Italy’s EIMA International Show. The tractor was on display along with other innovations that Same Deutz-Fahr was recognized for at the show. Other innovations recognized at EIMA included things like a nozzle wrench, automatic sprayer washing and on-the-go adjustable axle width.
The second photo gallery of displays at the EIMA International show held in Bologna, Italy, offers many unusual sights. See new combines and beauty queens from both New Holland and AGCO's Laverda; elegant displays of components; and espresso bars.