AEM and Agri-Pulse Team Up for Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, in conjunction with Agri-Pulse Communications, is sponsoring a Rural Infrastructure Summit prior to the start of Farm Progress Show on Monday, August 29 in Ames, IA. The Summit will address how we develop new, innovative ideas to solve the infrastructure challenges that rural America faces today and in the future; both in the day-to-day operations …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Equipment

EPA Officials See Spray Drift Equipment in Action

Joanna Schroeder

Around three dozen U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff recently visited a working research farm in Queenstown, Maryland to see first-hand demonstrations of the latest sprayers and pieces of equipment. Organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), the goal of the event was to demonstrate the voluntary steps and emerging technologies that the …

AEM, ARA, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, Video

Global Business Climate Remains Slow for Ag Machinery

Lizzy Schultz

Results from the latest Agrievolution Business Barometer survey are showing that, while the global downturn in the agricultural machinery industry seems to have stabilized, global recovery is not in sight for the next six months, and the sector may stay at current low levels. The survey found that the global business climate index is back to the low level of …

AEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Economy, Farm Machinery, International, Markets, Research, Video

Agrievolution Alliance Strengthens Global Industry Support

Kelly Marshall

The Agrievolution Alliance is a global network of agricultural equipment manufacturers made up of more than 6,000 member companies.  The group has now announced the newest addition to their ranks, the National Association for Agricultural, Forestry and Landscaping Machinery (ANSEMAT) of Spain.  ANSEMAT represents 63 agriculture equipment manufacturing companies and 124 total companies.  This brings Alliance’s total to 14 equipment …

AEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Equipment

AEM Debuts Smartphone Game

Kelly Marshall

“I Make America” is the new smartphone game from The Association of Equipment Manufacturers.  The app was created to engage and educate the public on manufacturing issues that affect this election cycle. The game can now be downloaded through the Apple Store, Google Play and the Windows Store.  Users participate in ag equipment-themed challenges, followed by multiple choice questions that test …

AEM, Agribusiness, Equipment, Games

AEM Report Shows Increase in Small Tractor Sales

Kelly Marshall

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says 2016 is continuing last year’s trend of growth in tractors under 40HP.  The report shows sales were up in February of this year 26.2 percent, compared to 2015.  The year-to-date growth is 19.7 percent. 2WD tractors between 40 and 100 HP are also up this year over last, with a growth of 5.8 percent …

AEM, Agribusiness, Markets, Tractor

AEM Talks Issues at #Classic16

Lizzy Schultz

The Association of Equipment Managers (AEM) gave a press conference on several issues facing the industry during their inaugural year as an official affiliate of the 2016 Commodity Classic A major concern highlighted in the press conference was infrastructure deterioration occurring across the nation, which impacts the transportation of commodities and food to market. Senior Vice President Charlie O’Brien called …

AEM, Audio, Commodity Classic

Commodity Group Presidents Address Issues

Chuck Zimmerman

Once again this year Mark Mayfield emceed the general session at Commodity Classic taking place in New Orleans. The tradition of bringing the presidents of the commodity groups on stage had a twist with the addition of the Association of Equipment Manufactures Ag Chair, Jim Walker. Mayfield introduced them one at a time and asked them what the critical issues …

AEM, Ag Group, ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, NAWG, NCGA, NSP

AEM Ag Chair at #NFMS16

Cindy Zimmerman

Jim Walker with CASE IH, who serves as chairman of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Ag Sector board, talked about what he expects for the future of the industry during an Ag Executive Outlook panel at the National Farm Machinery Show this week. Walker says increasing profitability with precision will be key. “Really the technology of precision farming is …

AEM, AG CONNECT, Audio, Commodity Classic, NFMS, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Top Equipment Manufacturer Issues at #NFMS16

Jamie Johansen

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted an Ag Executive Outlook panel during the opening day of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. AEM’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Nick Yaksich, sat on the panel and hit on key policy issues impacting the ag equipment industry. Yaksich mention the Renewable Fuel Standard first and its role …

AEM, Audio, Equipment, NFMS