Industry News

Tractor Supply's Fall Fundraiser Raises Nearly $1 Million for 4-H Youth

Semi-annual Paper Clover campaign awards program scholarships to 4-H students nationwide

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 14,500 4-H youth will have the opportunity to attend county-level development programs, camps and leadership conferences as the result of Tractor Supply's fall Paper Clover campaign. The 12-day initiative raised more than $980,000 and is now the most successful fundraiser in the company's history.

"Our partnership with National 4-H Council is extremely important to us and we can't thank our customers enough for contributing to the unparalleled success of this fundraiser," said Jessica Holmes, marketing manager at Tractor Supply Company. Read more

The Proven Leader In Fertilizer Placement And Residue Management


The proven leader in fertilizer placement and residue management.

Competitors get less and less aggressive at the tips of their fingers, which means a lot of down pressure is needed to keep them from simply rolling over residue. This pressure can lift the planter row unit and move a lot of soil.

The Groff Talon wheel gets more aggressive at the tips of the fingers, resulting in a superior row cleaner that moves more residue and less soil, and requires less down pressure.






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Agricultural Vending Machines

The Sportsman's Source For Wildgame Feed

Instead of selling corn and other grain to an elevator, here's a new way to sell it direct to the public without having to deal with customers. Corn Xpress™ is a giant vending machine open 24/7 that accepts cash or credit cards.

A trio of Mississippi medical professionals came up with the idea thanks to their passion for the outdoors and hunting. It was the result of a brainstorming session between Dr. James Hall and Chip Chisholm, who's a registered nurse and avid deer hunter. Chisholm noted that it would be handy to have a vending machine for corn so he could make purchases day or night. In 2011, the partners hired an engineer to design two models – one that holds 260 bushels and one that holds 340. Medical sales representative, Dan Barnes, joined the new business, bringing organizational and marketing skills. Read more

The Area's Largest Agriculture Exposition Is Coming Back To The Centurylink Center-Omaha Feb 28-March 1, 2018

One of the Midwest's premier indoor farm events, the TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION will be held Feb 28-March 1, 2018 at the CenturyLink Center - Omaha, 10th and Capitol Avenue, just off I-480. The 52nd Annual Farm and Ranch Machinery Show will once again be filled with the latest agricultural innovations, equipment and supplies with more than 900 exhibits for farmers, ranchers, and their wives to visit all on one level of over 200,000 square feet in the state-of-the-art CenturyLink Center - Omaha. Read more

Mahindra North America Hosts Largest-Ever National Dealer Meeting

Guests Attended From Around The World: U.S. and Eight Countries

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mahindra North America's annual National Dealer Meeting (NDM) centered around fully refreshed and extended product lines including higher HP engines for both the tractor and utility vehicle portfolios. These products will launch in stages over the next eight months beginning with our re-styled utility vehicles followed by our new sub-compact, compact and utility tractors. NDM brought together Mahindra's worldwide dealers, partners and employees for this four-day gathering in Indianapolis, IN. Attendees representing India, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico and Canada came together for the largest Mahindra NDM to-date. Read more

BKT Earns SQEP Silver Award From Caterpillar And Homologation Of Two Earthmax Models For Two Different CAT Dump Trucks

Top accolades are the evidence of the Indian multinational's continuous development as Original Equipment supplier

Caterpillar granted an award of great importance in the course of the official ceremony, which took place on September 15: the Chopanki production plant, indeed, obtained the prestigious SQEP Silver Award for Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification, which is bestowed to Caterpillar suppliers that are able to achieve the highest levels of quality and process control only. Not only is the Indian tire manufacturer now part of this Program for Excellence, it has also obtained homologation for the Original Equipment supply of the two tires Earthmax SR 47 and Earthmax SR 45 to be fitted on two different models of CAT equipment. Read more

REDI Driver. Change The Way You Build Fences Today!

REDI Driver was developed 6 years ago with the idea of changing how posts are driven into the ground. This innovation launched a whole news gas powdered post driver industry; however, not all gas powered post drivers are the same. We offer the best 3 year warranty, the best performance, and the best customer service!

REDI Driver, powered by HONDA, and offers up to 1820 blows per minute and weighs only 32 pounds. This driver has the power of a pneumatic driver with a tow behind air compressor, with "no hoses, no compressor, no hassle." Read more

Syngenta Names Winner In #RootedInAg Contest

  • Competition asked growers, ag professionals to describe someone who encouraged them to become #RootedinAg
  • Winner Tori Streitmatter chose the Midland High FFA Alumni (Sparland, Illinois) as the group to receive $1,000 Syngenta donation in her name
  • Streitmatter also received a $500 gift card from Syngenta

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA – Tori Streitmatter of Sparland, Illinois, is the grand prizewinner of the 2017 Thrive #RootedinAg contest from Syngenta. This contest challenged growers and other ag industry professionals across the country to describe the person who most nourished their agricultural roots. Streitmatter, who currently works in human resources and recruiting for agricultural supply cooperative GROWMARK, Inc., chose her father, Dave. Read more

NCGA Applauds Bill With Proposed Changes To ARC

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Skunes regarding the introduction of a bill yesterday by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D – N.D.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) directing the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to use crop yield data from the Risk Management Agency for yield calculations.

"NCGA applauds Senators Heitkamp and Ernst for recognizing the importance of having a strong revenue-based program for farmers and taking this step to strengthen the Agriculture Risk Coverage-County Level (ARC-CO) Safety Net Program in the next Farm Bill," said NCGA President Kevin Skunes. "In this economy, having strong farm bill risk management programs are more important than ever." Read more

Measure's First Drone Services Franchise Opens in Illinois Largest aerial data solution provider in U.S. expands footprint to provide localized service

SPRINGFIELD, IL (September 18, 2017) – Measure, the largest U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, today announced its first franchise location with the September 25 grand opening of Measure Springfield in Illinois. The new office provides local, face-to-face service for businesses in Central Illinois that are interested in using aerial data collection to improve productivity, control costs and increase workplace safety.

The franchise's primary focus is on the telecommunications, construction, energy and agriculture sectors. Capabilities range from inspecting cell tower, wind farm and solar farm infrastructure to surveying construction sites, monitoring construction project progress, and assessing crop yields, irrigation problems and pest infestations for precision agriculture. Aerial imagery for commercial real estate, insurance, media and disaster response applications is also available. Read more