Industry News

Terravion Expands Presence In Iowa With Two New Hires; Aerial Imaging Service Helping Farms Take High-Tech Approach To Improving Yield And Revenue

Service helps producers spot and fix problems early, before they affect crop yield

STORY CITY AND GOWRIE, IA – APRIL 3, 2017 – TerrAvion, which helps farmers take a high-tech approach to improving yield and revenue through the use of best-in-class aerial imagery at a fraction of the cost of any other imagery provider, announced today that it has expanded its presence in Iowa, appointing Regional Vice Presidents Matt Swanson and Ron King to lead sales in the region. Swanson will focus on Eastern Iowa and King will focus on Western Iowa. Read more

Versatile Returns to Heritage Colors

In celebration of 50 Years of Versatile four-wheel drive production, the company has introduced a new color scheme across the entire Versatile product line, returning to the historic red, yellow and black colors that made the tractors famous between 1966 and 1986. The new color scheme was first unveiled at the annual Versatile Dealer Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, wrapping up a year of celebrations that included a run of 50 Legendary Limited Edition tractors and the restoration of the famous 1977 Versatile 1080, also known as Big Roy.

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May Wes Recognizes 45 Years of Manufacturing

May Wes Manufacturing was founded in 1972 by Wesley Bruns and wife Mavis on their farm site near Gibbon Minnesota. Wesley was a farmer and an innovator. The initial farm products he developed were made of aluminum and galvanized steel and were the "Crop De-Viders" to guide grain into headers and the "Gravity Flow Hoppers" that folded out for unloading.


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Water Cannon Undercarriage Cleaners

Water Cannon's under carriage cleaners are designed to clean under vehicles and equipment with a 24-inch-wide path. Four spray nozzles blasting up from below at up to 4,300 PSI, two zero degree nozzles cut through the tough stuff and two 15-degree nozzles wash it away. Just plug in your pressure washer and use the long reach handle to get all the way underneath your vehicle or equipment with up to a 5-foot reach. Also available in a 13-inch rear wheel model (shown) to give you 14.5 inches of clearance to get under heavy equipment and leave the mud on the ground where it belongs. These cleaners can handle water temperatures up to 250 degrees. Read more

AGCO Announces the Intended Acquisition of the Forage Division of Lely Group

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today that it has reached agreement in principle to acquire the forage division of Lely Group. Lely's forage division is a leading manufacturer of balers and loader wagons in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. Furthermore, the process for employee consultation will now be started.

"The integration of Lely's industry leading competence in hay and forage technology will further strengthen AGCO's full line product offering," said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Read more

Smart Farming

Ag Day kicked off with a panel at the National Press Club exploring "Smart Farming: Producing Sustainable, Nutritious Food for Life." Panelists discussed how today's farmers are using the latest technology to produce affordable and wholesome foods with less impact on our environment.

Special thanks to AAEA, USFRA and NAFB for their help planning the event, as well as panel moderator Greg Horstmeier and panelists Chip Bowling, Lauren Schwab, Andrew.

View the National Ag Day Press Club video

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Dealers Turning 170 Years of Pride and Tradition into Local Success

Massey Ferguson is one of the oldest and more revered brands in the world. Massey owners' passion for our products goes back generations. It's a legacy in which we take great pride. And one we take very seriously as we expand and strengthen our dealer network. After all, dealers are the face of our brand.

A flagship brand of AGCO, Massey Ferguson has been the world's leading tractor brand for more than five decades. Today, just about every tractor on the planet is based in some way on technology pioneered by Daniel Massey and Harry Ferguson. For instance, in 1926, we introduced the first three-point hitch. From tractors to combines, swathers to balers, Massey Ferguson provides your customers the most durable and reliable machines for their jobs — whether around the farm, on the greens or right in their backyard. Read more

ProGrip Livestock Solutions LLC

A little background info on our company, ProGrip Livestock Solutions LLC,  is that we have been in business for a little over a year and a half now, we are all ag students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and part of the Engler Entrepreneurship Program. We started the company with the main goal to serve the livestock industry and help producers prevent slippage in their working facilities all while finding an alternative solution to throwing worn tires into a land fill.

Collaborative Venture in the Works for National Farm Machinery Show

In a joint announcement on the show floor of the 52nd  annual National Farm Machinery Show, Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater, shared with exhibitors and attendees that the two organizations have a verbal agreement on a future collaboration.
Beginning with the 2018 show, AEM will assist with management and co-production of the show, and have an equity position in the future growth of the show. 
“Every year, hundreds of exhibitors are wait-listed for America’s largest indoor farm show,” said Kentucky State Fair Board President and CEO Jason Rittenberry.

Sukup Manufacturing Co. Wins 2 AE50 Awards

Two new products from Sukup Manufacturing Co. have been honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) as among the 50 outstanding innovations of 2016.
The award-winning products are the Mixed-Flow Grain Dryer and the Zero-Entry Commercial Paddle Sweep. The Mixed-Flow Grain Dryer combines the use of mixing/heating chambers with vacuum cooling technology to produce a dryer that removes moisture from grain more evenly and economically than other dryers. The Zero-Entry Commercial Paddle Sweep is a grain unloading machine that sweeps grain from large bins without requiring the operator to enter the bin.
The awards will be presented Feb.