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Milliken to Participate at ASTA CSS 2017 & Seed Expo, Highlighting Robust Treating Solutions™ Portfolio and Customization Capabilities

Company's Exhibit to Showcase Seed Treatment Colorants, Seed Enhancement Polymers and Formulated Colored Polymers, Backed by Technology Innovation and Global Reach. Read more

AGCO's White Planters Brand Introduces Two New Planters During 2018 National Farm Machinery Show

AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, unveiled two new planter models under the White Planters™ brand during the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. The planters offer features conventional and no-till farmers are requesting, so they can accurately plant more acres of corn during the ideal planting window that is so critical for optimum yields. Read more

AGCO Announces Partnership With The Climate Corp.'S Climate Fieldview Digital Platform

AGCO Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today a new digital partnership with The Climate Corp., a subsidiary of Monsanto Company that will provide AGCO customers the option to connect with The Climate Corp.'s Climate FieldView platform. AGCO's partnership with The Climate Corp. is a product of Fuse and its open approach to agriculture, which focuses on helping customers optimize their farms through technology integration and connectivity. Read more

Beginning Farmers And Ranchers Benefit From Act Introduced This Week In Congress

Lyons, Neb. - On Wednesday, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act was introduced in Congress by Reps. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE).

The bill is to ensure the 2018 farm bill focuses on the future of American agriculture by driving investment toward programs and policies that create opportunities for the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

The Center for Rural Affairs understands the challenges beginning farmers and ranchers face, and has endorsed the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act. Read more

Stihl Timbersports® World Championship 2017: Extreme Sports Athlete Jason Wynyard Is World Champion Again – New Zealanders Dethrone Australia In Team Competition

LILLEHAMMER, Norway and WAIBLINGEN, Germany The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® world championship is over: On November 3 in the Håkons Hall in Lillehammer, New Zealand won the team world championship ahead of Poland and Australia. On Saturday, New Zealand's Jason Wynyard successfully defended his title in the single competition. More than 5,500 spectators followed the world championship live in the arena. In 2018, Liverpool will host the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship. After 2012 Lillehammer again hosted the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® world championship. The best logger sports athletes of the world battled in front of 5,500 spectators in the Håkons Hall in top-class competitions.

Soil Health Partnership Farmers 'Keep The Stubble' In The Field

Soil Health Partnership applauds No-till November

(ST. LOUIS) – The Soil Health Partnership is joining in on some fall fashion advice for farmers: keep the stubble this fall. Stubble in the field looks great—plus it's good for erosion control and overall soil health.

During a month-long campaign called "No-Till November," the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service —a supporter of the Soil Health Partnership—is encouraging farmers to "keep the stubble" on their harvested crop fields. Read more

Dixie Chopper Helps Make Wish Come True

Dixie Chopper,with the help of Make-A-Wish of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, was able to grant the wish of a 15-year-old Tennessee boy!

Dakota Barker of Lexington, Tennessee had the opportunity to visit the Dixie Chopper factory where he was able to build his own Dixie Chopper BlackHawk.

Dakota suffers from epilepsy, which, until a recent brain surgery, would cause him to suffer seizures. He asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana if he could visit the factory in Coatesville, Indiana, where Dixie Chopper zero-turn mowers are designed and built.

Dakota's day included a factory tour, working with engineers to design Dixie Chopper products, and hands on experience building a BlackHawk unit. Read more

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