The SIMA farm show in Paris featured new technology including a field robot and height-adjusting cab for self-propelled sprayers. Major exhibits included AGCO's Massey Ferguson and Valtra, Amazone and Lamborghini.
Want to achieve award-winning corn yields? You might find a successful strategy by looking over the equipment and input lists used by winners of the 2012 National Corn Yield Contest. Farm Industry News interviewed six of these growers to uncover tips on inputs and equipment that helped these champs reap their bin-busting yields.
Okay, I know the truth about these farm shows. These shows, like the massive National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS), are really a farmer’s version of a shopping mall. At the recent NFMS, videographer Jim Radford and I shadowed Nebraska farmer Scott McPheeters. He has been a Farm Industry News Team FIN member for many years and is part of a family farm operation near Gothenburg.
Krone HighSpeed large square balers
The new Krone BiG Pack HighSpeed range of large square balers delivers up to 20% more throughput, an increase that has been made feasible by two major modifications: an increase in throughput capacity of the Variable Fill System (VFS) packer system and an increase in plunger strokes....More
Farmers requiring sub-inch accuracy for tiling and other precision farming operations have a new GPS option from Ag Leader Technology: the GPS 2500B RTK Base Station.
Bill Cran, Ag Leader GPS product specialist, said, “The GPS 2500B is a dual-frequency 900 MHz RTK Base Station for use with the field-proven GPS 2500 smart antenna.” ...More
New products at the Iowa Power Farming Show held last week in Des Moines, Iowa, were Capstan's PinPoint nozzle system, Unverferth Seed Runner, Parker grain cart with tracks, Rite Way land roller, Quality Plus grain conveyor and a PLA self-propelled sprayer from Argentina.
New equipment on display at the Iowa Power Farming Show held last week in Des Moines, Iowa, include machinery from Westfield, Brandt, Great Plains, Miller, and Landoll, as well as the Gaspardo planter from Italy.
The product unveils continue as Farm Industry News editors continue their coverage of the 2013 Ag Connect Show at the Kansas City convention center. View the first gallery of new products from the show here.
Farm Industry News senior editor Jodie Wehrspann travelled to Kansas City, Mo., to cover the 2013 Ag Connect Expo, the biannual global trade show of farm products and technologies. Farmers, manufacturers, engineers and others in the agriculture industry from the around the globe gathered at this three-day event held at the Kansas City Convention Center. Nearly 400 companies exhibited, requiring 30% more exhibit space than previous years.
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