Two months after announcing its sale to Kubota Tractor Corporation, Great Plains management told dealers it is business as usual at the Salina, MO, based tillage and seeding company. Dealers were addressed at the company’s 2016 national dealer meeting last week at the KCI Expo Center, Kansas City, KS, where six new products also were unveiled.
As winter was winding down BASF held a media event during Commodity Classic that Farm Industry News covered where a key topic was the fact that the company is promoting the idea of creating habitat for monarch butterflies. They call it Living Acres and the idea is that farmers would take non-productive areas of the farm - those "weedy corners" and plant something desirable to the butterfly, in all its life stages....More
Arctic Cat is going to release new machines for the next model year in waves. Here's a look at the first wave for the 2017 model year. From a youth machine to a 6-person hauler, the company makes a statement.
New Product Monday is often an eclectic listing of tools for your operation, and this time out is no different, including new tools from Bush Hog and Loftness, a software upgrade from John Deere, an interesting way to monitor nitrogen use, a silage additive and even a new website offering year-long on-farm information.
Assembling 127 journalists from 27 countries is no small task. But the folks at Krone and Lemken did just that, bringing together the contingency to the town of Bük, Hungary, located about a one-and-a-half hour drive from Vienna, Austria.
In the past five years, one key word has made its way into the farm vocabulary - data. For some it's a four-letter word in the worst sense of the meaning, given that it's an item that needs a whole new kind of management. Yet there's one phrase that often comes along with data - data aggregation. And understanding what that means may help you better understand your options when looking at data agreements, and determining how best to make use of all that information you have on the farm....More
In this installment of New Product Monday, we've rounded up wide range of interesting products. Dow AgroSciences has launched a new herbicide for burndown, Alliance Tire rolls out (pun intented) a new series of bias-ply tires, Harper launches a DewEze add-on hydraulic system, Worksaver makes bale handling easier, DeWalt has new battery system, Milwaukee has performance clothing (even heated) and Mahindra extends its product warrantees.
If you are looking to buy farmland this year, there might be some room for negotiation. A new report issued today by Farmers National Company, a farm management service, showed that farmland values in much of the Midwest slipped from the highs of several years ago. The report states the decline is in relation to falling commodity prices.
Eight of the 11 Midwest states surveyed showed a decline in average sale prices per acre between June 2015 to June 2016, with the exception of South Dakota, Michigan and Kansas, where values remained the same....More
Covering a total exhibition area of 55 hectares (135 acres) the DLG-Feldtage took center stage in a gathering of 350 companies involved in crop production. It’s the largest outdoor farm field day in Germany, and this year Farm Industry News was once again on hand.
It's pretty easy to dart from one technology to another in a time of rapid change. The rise of new companies focused on agriculture makes that a challenge. Geosys is no new player to the ag market, but since it moved its headquarters from France to Minnesota a few months ago, its goals of doing more than capturing data have become clear....More