#RuralSummit – The Good, Bad & Ugly

Joanna Schroeder AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio

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 AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Equipment

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 AEM, Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment

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 AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio

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 AEM, Agri-Pulse, Equipment

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 AEM, ARA, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, Video

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

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 AEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Equipment

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 AEM, Agribusiness, Equipment, Games

“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 AEM, Agribusiness, Markets, Tractor

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