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 …

Equipment

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

Learn About Syngenta’s AgriEdge 21-60 Promotion

Chuck Zimmerman

One of my sponsors for AgWired coverage of this week’s National Farm Machinery Show is Syngenta. They’re very bullish on beans right now and growers attending the show will have lots to learn about their AgriEdge Soybean program. For starters they’re going to see “Ask me about 21-60” everywhere throughout the show. I had no idea what that meant until …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

Charlie O’Brien VP of Ag for AEM

Chuck Zimmerman

Charlie O’Brien will be boosting an “expansion of services” for the agriculture-related members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. He’ll be the new Vice President of Agricultural Services. “Agriculture is a vital industry segment and AEM has a long history of representation,” stated AEM President Dennis Slater. “The agriculture sector faces increased business challenges and opportunities, and we are broadening …

Equipment

Reach For a Green Star

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere at NAFBAt the NAFB convention recently I spent some time in the John Deere booth. Pictured here are Seth Crawford (l), Leigh Ann Cleaver (BCS Communications) and Barry Nelson (r).

I interviewed Seth about John Deere’s new “Reach For The Stars” program they announced in conjunction with the American Soybean Association. This program is designed to provide U.S. soybean growers with opportunities to learn more about precision ag systems. It also has a contest portion in which selected growers will be able to choose from among “15 premium level precision ag systems, each with a suggested retail price of more than $20,000, for the entire 2007 U.S. growing season. After the program ends, qualified participants will be offered an opportunity to purchase the entire system, or just the components they want to own, at a greatly reduced price.”

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Tractor