Precision Ag News 10/14

Carrie Muehling

  • Cibus announced an additional 12 of its trait products have been designated as non-regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services. This brings Cibus’ total number of designated non-GMO trait products to 14.
  • All segments of ag equipment, small to large, grew in September 2020 continuing a positive trend for the year according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 21.6 percent in September compared to 2019 while U.S. self-propelled combine sales grew 8.2 percent. Four-wheel-drive units grew for the second month in a row in the U.S. in September, up 21.4 percent to 374 units, cutting the year-to-date deficit almost in half to -4.7 percent. 100+hp also climbed in September, up 7 percent, bringing big units closer to breaking even for the year, now down only 1.8 percent. Total YTD farm tractors out the door are up 14.7 percent in 2020, while combines are now up 4.3 percent on the year.
  • As part of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) steadfast commitment to building on the momentum of a sustainable future, AEM has announced the establishment of a Sustainability Council comprised of leaders from member companies.
  • Registration is open for AgGateway’s Virtual Annual Conference, November 16-19, which will feature an array of sessions and networking opportunities for companies seeking to realize the many benefits of digital agriculture. Details are available on the Annual Conference meeting page at
  • HELM Agro US, Inc. announced that Reviton™ herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • USDA released the final rule for its Conservation Stewardship Program. The rule makes updates to the popular conservation program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill as well as integrates feedback from agricultural producers and others.
  • Advanced Biological Marketing, headquartered out of Van Wert, OH is celebrating 20 years of serving the agricultural industry.
  • Highland Ag Solutions, LLC has hired Aimee Smith as Sales Manager. Aimee will be responsible for implementing and managing our strategic sales efforts. Based in Ventura, California she will expand our West coast presence driving customer acquisition and increasing brand awareness in key markets.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation announced that it is furthering its commitment to the hay and forage segment by offering a two-year standard limited warranty across its entire hay tools line, including Kubota balers, and a three-year standard limited warranty on its disc mower and disc mower conditioner cutterbars and gearboxes.
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