Agritechnica Excitement Mounts

Laura McNamara

Chuck and Cindy have been providing international ag coverage for the past several weeks, and in November, it will be my turn. I’m planning to join John Deere at the preview days for the 2007 Agritechnica exhibition in Hanover, Germany. Agritechnica leadership is getting excited about the event and about the record setting number of exhibitors. Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Chief …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Equipment, Farm Shows, International, John Deere, Technology, Tractor

Equipment Trader Insider Blog

Chuck Zimmerman

I noticed recently that Equipment Trader has a blog called the Equipment Trader Insider. In fact, their blog was one of many to pick up on AgWired coverage of the Farm Progress Show. They also linked to some other bloggers covering the show like Karlie Elliott, who is a junior at the University of Illinois, majoring in Agricultural Communications. She …

Agribusiness, Blogging, Equipment

Case IH, FFA Celebrate Golden 60th

Laura McNamara

The restored antique Farmall sits next to the Gold Signature Edition Farmall tractor at the Case IH display in Progress City, IL to commemorate the company’s 60th year as an FFA sponsor. Case IH is auctioning the Gold Edition Farmall on ebay and all proceeds will go toward charity. The auction ends at the close of this week. Senior Marketing …

Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Tractor

On the Cutting Edge of Cotton

Laura McNamara

The latest innovation in the cotton industry merges two integral processes to offer growers a more efficient production of cotton. And more growers can get their hands on the technology too. Case IH manufacturing has gone commercial with cotton. The machine is the Case IH Module Express 625, which allows growers to save capital, fuel and labor by combining cotton …

Ag Group, Cotton, Equipment, Technology

CNH Amasses Awards

Laura McNamara

CNH, an Illinois-based agriculture and construction equipment manufacturer has racked up a total of seven awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. It appears CNH excels at engineering innovative designs for its products. CNH (NYSE: CNH) this week won seven awards — more than any other manufacturer — from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farming, New Holland, Technology, Tractor

Weighing Worth

Laura McNamara

When it comes to purchasing farming machinery and equipment, it just got a lot easier to shop around. Successful Farming, the nation’s leading agriculture magazine, has released a modern price guide for equipment manufactured from 1970 through the present. Successful Farming says “What’s it Worth?” is based on the magazine’s editorial expertise in machinery. For years, Successful Farming readers have …


John Deere Gains Oriental Asset

Laura McNamara

The world’s largest manufacturer line of agricultural equipment plans to further broaden its reach. John Deere is expanding its small tractor manufacturing line in southern China. The company plans to acquire the Ningbo Benye Tractor & Automobile Manufacture Co. Ltd., located in Ningbo. Deere said it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Benye business and is seeking final …

Equipment, Farming, John Deere, Tractor

New Self-Propelled Sprayers From John Deere

Laura McNamara

John Deere is calling the new 30 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers its new line-up of intelligent-application equipment. The 4730, 4830 and 4930 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers set new standards for John Deere in sprayer performance, versatility and productivity. The company says its new line of sprayers is also supported by John Deere Commercial Application Dealers (CAD) and the Application Support Dealer (ASD) …

Equipment, John Deere