Poll Shows Support for Water Infrastructure Bill

Lizzy Schultz

A national poll released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) found that voters strongly support federal funding for water pipelines and waterways and resources that prevent drinking water contamination crises, like those that occurred in Flint, MI. Congress reached an agreement on the legislation late yesterday, but still have funding issues to work out. These findings were part of …

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AEM Announces “I Make America” Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) honored 2016 recipients of the “I Make America” advocacy awards during their recent annual meeting. The awards recognize AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in the program to build grassroots advocacy for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America. AEM honored 32 companies for achieving Gold status, …

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AEM Inducts Hall of Fame Members

Kelly Marshall

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is inducting two new member into their AEM Hall of Fame. These individuals are being honored for their contributions to the off-road industry, their legacy of innovation, service and leadership. Ray Hagie is the founder of Hagie Manufacturing LLC. Although he never intended to bring the world’s first self-propelled sprayer to the market, his …

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AEM Issues Call for Agriculture Infrastructure Ideas

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is asking for help to find answers to the infrastructure challenges facing the U.S. agriculture sector. On the heels of its recent Rural Infrastructure Summit, AEM has issued a call for papers and research as part of its Infrastructure Vision 2050 thought-leadership initiative. Specifically, AEM seeks research offering innovative ideas and best practices for …

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AEM Talks Right to Repair at #FarmProgressShow

Cindy Zimmerman

As the farmer’s “right to repair” farm equipment has become a headline story even in mainstream media, manufacturers are trying to get the facts out to dispel the hype. At the Farm Progress Show, representatives from the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), and the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA) held a press briefing to talk …

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Disruptive Innovation Goes Beyond Silicon Valley

Joanna Schroeder

When many people hear the term disruptive innovation, they think of Silicon Valley start-ups in the 90s that changed the way we deliver information and communicate. But like many things born in California, disruptive innovation is just not limited to Silicon Valley and technology parks. Coined in 1995 by Clayton M. Christensen, disruptive innovation describes a process by which a …

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#RuralSummit – The Good, Bad & Ugly

Joanna Schroeder

The Rural Infrastructure Summit provided a great arena to begin the discussion on how the U.S. is going to connect ag commodities to future markets. The needed infrastructure includes a wide-array of areas including broadband, waterways, the electric grid, transportation infrastructure, and more. In the words of Leif Magnusson, Association of Equipment Manufacturers Chair, during his opening remarks, one reason …

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Iowa Ag Secretary Keynotes #RuralSummit

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey kicked off the Rural Infrastructure Summit in Ames on Monday, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Agri-Pulse Communications. “This is an important conversation,” said Northey. “We don’t want to miss our turn to invest competitively in our infrastructure.” Northey talked about why rural infrastructure is so important to agriculture in his state …

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AEM Launches Ag Infrastructure Challenge at #RuralSummit

Joanna Schroeder

The first annual Rural Infrastructure Summit kicked off this afternoon in Ames, Iowa with big news – the launch of the agriculture Infrastructure Vision 2050 (IV2050) Challenge. The news was delivered by Lief Magnusson, President, CLASS Global Sales Americas and Chair of the Association Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) who sponsored the summit with support from Agri-Pulse. IV2050 is a thought leadership …

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Rural Infrastructure is Hot Topic

Cindy Zimmerman

Hope you are planning on attending the Rural Infrastructure Summit, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), in conjunction with Agri-Pulse Communications. The event is being held Monday, August 29 in Ames, Iowa, the day before the 2016 Farm Progress Show kicks off right next door in Boone. AEM Senior VP Charlie O’Brien says they are working with Agri-Pulse …

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