Industry News

Check out the newest technology of Tree Shears, Saws and Brush Rakes from Weber Manufacturing

mainThe M&M Hydra-Clip 16" tree shear by Weber Manufacturing is by far the fastest and safest way to clear trees from your land. With it's at and below ground level cutting and the integrated spray system it will make wide open pasture out of the densest forest. You no longer have to worry about falling a tree on the skid steer or your neighbor's fence.

Grain Bins Safety Precautions

Whenever possible, don't enter a grain bin. If you must enter the bin, as a farm owner/operator you should:. Read more

HORSCH Enters The Single Disc Seeder Market In North America

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MAPLETON, N.D. — HORSCH, a global manufacturer of seeding, planting, tillage, and application equipment, is entering the North American single disc air seeder market in spring of 2019 with the all-new Avatar SD40. Engineered with simplicity, low maintenance needs, agronomic integrity, and ease of use in mind, the Avatar SD40 boasts 166-bushel product carrying capacity with a 40-foot working width and 10-inch seed row spacing. Read more

LS Tractor Wins Fourth Consecutive Dealer's Choice Award

Company Maintains Dominance Of The Equipment Dealer's Association's Annual Survey

Battleboro, NC — LS Tractor, a leading manufacturer of compact tractors, utility tractors and attachments, has won a fourth consecutive Dealer's Choice Award from the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), the only brand to have ever achieved this feat. LS Tractor's winning streak in the Tractor Manufacturer category is based on the results from the EDA's 2018 Dealer-Manufacturers Relations Survey, comprised of over 2,000 responses from dealers across the U.S. and Canada.

"To be recognized by our dealers as the best in our category for a fourth consecutive time is truly a testament to the hard work of everyone at LS Tractor," said Mike Blount, CEO of LS Tractor USA. "We continuously strive to make the LS experience superior in every way and it's great to see that hard work paying off for our dealers." Read more

CEAT Introduces Farmax Row Crop Ag Radial In North America

CEAT Specialty Tires is adding the CEAT FARMAX Row Crop Ag Radial to its North American product line-up to provide farmers and ranchers low compaction, high traction and exceptional performance on the road.

The FARMAX Row Crop Ag Radial is available in four popular sizes (320/80R42, 340/85R48, 230/95R48 and 270/95R48) and is backed by a "best in class" 7-year warranty.

This new radial joins the FARMAX R85, FARMAX R70 and FARMAX R65 in the CEAT North American line-up and similarly delivers low compaction, better traction and outstanding roadability… what the company calls "Power of CTR."

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A New Brand Identity For Jamesway

Valmetal Group unveils the new logo for its Jamesway Farm Equipment division.

The Valmetal Group is unifying its ranges of feeding equipment (Valmetal) and manure handling systems (Jamesway) under a single brand. The Jamesway brand was created in 1912 and was acquired in 2006 by the Valmetal Group. Jamesway manure handling equipment will soon begin a transition to the Valmetal brand, presenting a single, strong brand name as the leader in on-farm material handling equipment. The product line includes a wide range of equipment for feed & manure handling, including fully automated and robotic systems.

In Canada and in the United States, equipment will continue to be distributed through the existing dealer networks. For international markets, the range of manure handling equipment that was previously only offered under the private label of a major European milking equipment company will now also be distributed under the Valmetal brand. Read more

NCF Accepting Applications For CME Beef Industry Scholarships

The National Cattlemen's Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 beef industry scholarships sponsored by CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry.

"The CME Beef Industry Scholarship is an investment in the next generation of cattle producers. CME Group is pleased to support the brightest talent of cattlemen and women, while promoting future participation in an industry that is critical to feeding the world," said Tim Andriesen, CME Group Agricultural Products Managing Director. "Our partnership with the National Cattlemen's Foundation and NCBA has spanned nearly three decades, and during that time, we've underscored the importance of risk management to the beef industry while contributing to the education of tomorrow's industry leaders." Read more

Caskey To Join NCGA As Vice President Of Communications

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today announced that Neil Caskey has been selected to serve as NCGA Vice President of Communications, beginning Monday, October 15. Caskey will build upon the organization's ongoing communications efforts to create and increase opportunities for corn growers.

"For more than 20 years, Neil has helped global agribusinesses, nonprofits, and government agencies connect with their audiences," said NCGA CEO Jon Doggett. "We are looking forward to having his vast experience in building brands, along with his creativity and energy at NCGA."

Caskey currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Osborn Barr, an agriculture-focused agency in St. Louis. Prior to joining O+B, he held the titles of Special Assistant to the CEO and Director of Industry and Public Relations for the American Soybean Association. Read more

"Stress Less" With Safe Animal Handling And Reduce Worker Injuries

JEFFREY B. BENDER DVMM
Co-Director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Moving and handling 1400-pound animals is not a job for everyone – it is however, one that dairy farmers do every day. Across the Midwest large dairy cattle are moved to and from the parlor several times each day. When livestock are in group pens, human caretakers are potentially at risk for injuries. Unfortunately, livestock-related injuries account for a high rate of lost work days. Read more