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 …

AEM, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show

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 …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture

#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 …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio

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 …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Equipment

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 …

AEM, Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment

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 …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio

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