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AGCO Congratulates Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue on Appointment as the United States Secretary of Agriculture

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, congratulates the Honorable Sonny Perdue on his recent appointment as the United States Secretary of Agriculture. As Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Perdue will provide oversight of a department with far reaching responsibilities including providing leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition and related public policy issues.

"We are excited that the former governor of our home state of Georgia was selected for this position," said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO of AGCO. "Sonny Perdue has been an advocate for farmers and agri-business his entire career and his expertise and personal experience will be a great asset in supporting a brighter future for American farmers and agri-businesses like AGCO who are working to feed a growing world population."

AGCO
www.agcocorp.com

AGCO Parts Connects with Local Community

SUCCESSFUL TOUCH-A-TRACTOR EVENT HOSTED THOUSANDS OF RESIDENT ATTENDEES.

AGCO Parts, a division of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, partnered with the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation for the 12th annual Touch-A-Tractor event earlier this month. AGCO Parts employees volunteered at the event, which attracted approximately 3,000 visitors. Read more

Deere Emphasizes Importance of Precision Agriculture Despite Termination of Acquisition

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) announced it was informed by Monsanto Company that it has chosen to terminate a 2015 agreement for Deere to acquire the Precision Planting LLC business.

"We are deeply disappointed in this outcome as we remain confident the acquisition would have benefited customers," said John May, President, Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer. Read more

ANNOUNCING HANEN MODEL LSF-2 TWO-HEAD AUTOMATIC LIVESTOCK FEEDER FOR CATTLE, HORSES, PIGS, GOATS, & MORE!

NEW PROGRAMMABLE FEEDING SYSTEM PROVIDES CORRECT LEVELS OF NUTRITION TO WIDE RANGE OF LIVESTOCK

Reedsburg, WI: Service Line, Inc. has expanded their cattle feeder product line with the Hanen Model LSF- 2 Automatic Programmable Livestock Feeder, which is designed to dispense the correct levels of nutrition to wide range of livestock, including cattle, horses, pigs, goats, deer, and more. Unlike a creeper feeder, the Hanen Two-Head Automatic Programmable Livestock Feeder is programmed to accurately dispense measured feed, up to 6 feedings per day. The feeding cycle is totally programmable and animals quickly respond to an audio signal that lets them know their feed is ready. Read more

AEM Names New Senior VP AG Services: Curt Blades

FOLLOWS ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHARLIE O'BRIEN'S AEM RETIREMENT

MILWAUKEE (July 6, 2017) - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as senior vice president, AG services.

Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and government agencies, both in North America and worldwide.

He replaces Charlie O'Brien, who announced his retirement from AEM earlier this year.

"We are very pleased to welcome Curt to the AEM team and look forward to the expertise and enthusiasm he brings," said AEM President Dennis Slater.

"He has a strong agricultural and management background and while we had some big shoes to fill with Charlie's departure, we are confident that Curt will help us achieve continued success." Read more

AGRITOOLS™ goes Mobile!

CORDEXAGRI® NEW AGRITOOLS™ APP WILL HELP YOU TO:

- Calculate your baling costs on a "cost per bale" basis

- Establish how many bales you can get out of a roll or bale of a particular product

- Cross reference recommended products by OEM baler brand, model or crop type

- New - It now includes support for silage film

- New - Available as a downloadable app for IPHONE, ANDROID or WINDOWS PHONE

As Cordex continues to innovate, aiming to offer the end user the best possible experience, Cordex has upgraded its existing AGRITOOLS™, and recently launched its fully mobile APP.

Available for IPhone, Android and Windows Mobile you will be able to download and use it wherever you need, whenever you want. Read more

Deere signs deal with Wacker Neuson to sell Kramer compact loaders, telehandlers to global ag market

John Deere and Wacker Neuson have the formation of a strategic alliance in which Wacker Neuson will begin supplying Deere with compact equipment aimed at agricultural customers.

According to a Wacker Neuson press release, the deal will allow Deere to begin selling Wacker Neuson's Kramer brand of compact equipment at Deere dealerships. The range of machines covered by the deal include the Kramer "green line," built for the agricultural market.

Starting in Europe with plans to expand to the Commonwealth of Independent States, North Africa and the Middle East, Deere will sell Kramer all-wheel-steer wheel loaders, telescopic wheel loaders and telehandlers in addition to a variety of attachments, accessories and spare parts. Read more

Redstone Industries LLC DBA MK Industries

NEW OWNERS OF HOPPERCONE

Redstone Industries, LLC of Iroquois, South Dakota is pleased to announce the purchase of MK Industries, the manufacturer of hoppers for grain bins. Previously located in Rock Valley, IA, MK Industries has been manufacturing hoppers for new and used bins for over 25 years. Marvin and Kathy Kaptein, the owners of MK Industries wished to retire. The new owners, Brian Hiebert and Byron Adkins of Iroquois, SD formed Redstone Industries, LLC and have moved the company with all equipment to South Dakota. Read more

MONSTER JAM RETURNS TO EUROPE

BKT IS THE OFFICIAL AND EXCLUSIVE TIRE MANUFACTURER OF THIS ADRENALINE-PUMPING COMPETITION. MONSTER TRUCK FANS CAN REJOICE TWO MONSTROUS EUROPEAN STAGES IN MADRID AND LYON.

Once again, the Monster Jam Europe tour is in the spotlight – even more energetic and thrilling than ever. The show sponsored by BKT for the fourth year in a row provides an unrivalled experience to all motorsport enthusiasts. An adventure full of marvelous freestyle stunts attracting the attention of more than 4 million spectators worldwide, who are left breathless while watching the amazing acrobatic stunts of these Monster Trucks.

BKT
www.bkt-tires.com

Organic Trade Association's Farmers Advisory Council expands its producer roster

PENNSYLVANIA CERTIFIED ORGANIC, GEORGIA ORGANICS JOIN ADVISORY BOARD TO ADVANCE ORGANIC POLICY PRIORITIES

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The voice of producers just got amped up by over a thousand notches at the Organic Trade Association with the recent new memberships of Pennsylvania Certified Organic and Georgia Organics into the Organic Trade Association's Farmers Advisory Council.

The two membership-based non-profit organic organizations represent almost 1,200 certified organic producers in 15 states stretching from the Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. to the Midwest. The new strategic alliances with the Farmers Advisory Council will significantly expand cooperation among organic farmers and stakeholders, and strengthen the engagement and input of organic producers in helping the Organic Trade Association advance its policy priorities to protect and promote the organic sector. Read more