Alltech ONE 2021

Precision Ag News 3/17

Carrie Muehling

  • MachineryPete.com, the fastest-growing used farm equipment marketplace, reported record-breaking traffic to its industry-leading auction price data since opening it to the public for free last August. This includes more than 775,000 actual auction sale prices on all types of farm and construction equipment, updated daily from Machinery Pete’s network of 1,100+ auction firms throughout North America.
  • Enko, the crop health company, announced the opening of their new headquarters and research facilities in Mystic, Connecticut. The move significantly expands the company’s capabilities to design safe and sustainable solutions for farmers’ most urgent crop threats, from pest resistance to new diseases.
  • New Dawn Crop Performance, a unique direct-to-farm agribusiness, is a new line of crop production solutions designed to serve North and South Dakota farmers with the quality crop inputs needed to boost yields and improve return on investment. The new farmer-owned company will be led by ag industry veteran and South Dakota native Rob Fox.
  • Farm tractor and self-propelled combine unit sales start the year continuing growth in both the U.S. and Canada according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 24.7 percent in January compared to 2020 while U.S. self-propelled combine sales grew a significant 76.8 percent.
  • NRCS will invest up to $75 million under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s Alternative Funding Arrangements to fund unique projects that take innovative and non-traditional approaches to conservation solutions at the local, regional and landscape scales. NRCS is accepting AFA project proposals now through May 28. Proposals must be submitted through the RCPP portal at https://nrcs-sites.secure.force.com/.
  • Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative working to accelerate the adoption of sustainable agriculture, announces the successful completion of the first wave of dedicated regional conservation agriculture programming for farmers in five states. America’s Conservation Ag Movement is comprised of leading industry organizations aligned around a common mission to assist farmers, growers and ranchers on their conservation ag journeys.
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