Industry News

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

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