Kinze Launches ASD Feature During AG CONNECT

Joanna Schroeder

Row crop growers were introduced to some new technology from Kinze Manufacturing during the AG CONNECT Expo: the 3800 Forward Folding and 3660 Twin-Line® planters with Air Seed Delivery (ASD). The ASD is offered in different models and many different configurations and Laura Blomme, Training Coordinator with Kinze, noted that one really exciting feature with the ASD package is the …

AG CONNECT, Audio, Farm Machinery

The Movement to Mechanized Sugarcane Harvesting in Brazil

Joanna Schroeder

I recently had the opportunity to go to Brazil to learn more about the sugarcane ethanol industry. While there, I also learned about several agricultural initiatives, including the country’s move to mechanized sugarcane harvesting. In the past, the sugarcane was harvested through what is widely known as slash and burn. Not only is this harmful to the environment, but not …

Equipment, Ethanol, Farm Machinery, Video

Agritechnica at Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s an odd-numbered year, which means it’s an Agritechnica year. Agritechnica representatives Annette Reichhold (left) and Dr. Malene Conlong were talking with farmers at the Commodity Classic this week about planning a visit to Hanover, Germany for the event November 10-14. “Agritechnica attracts 340,000 visitors from all over the world,” says Malene with conference organizer DLG – the German Agricultural …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Events, Farm Machinery, New Holland

FinOvation Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Industry News presented their 2008 FinOvation Awards Thursday night at the National Farm Machinery Show. The awards went to the 16 most innovative products coming to the market, based on reader interest. Two of this year’s awards went to the two company partners who sponsored coverage of the NFMS on Agwired this week. Katie Sheets with John Deere picked …

Equipment, Farm Machinery, John Deere, Media, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, NFMS

New Holland Makes the Old New Again

Cindy Zimmerman

This ain’t your great-grandaddy’s tractor – even if it might look like it! This is the New Holland Boomer 8N, a new and improved version of the classic Ford 8N tractor originally made in the late 1940s. New Holland’s Rory Chisholm says the tractor features a modern drive line with the latest innovations. “So its a marriage of two things …

Audio, Farm Machinery, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, NFMS, Tractor

New Holland’s Big Combine

Cindy Zimmerman

Size definitely matters at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville and New Holland is proud to be showing off the largest combine in North America – the new CR9080 with 523 maximum horsepower. I spoke with Ed Barry, cash crop marketing manager for New Holland, and he told me that it’s not just horsepower that makes it the biggest. …

Audio, Blogging, Farm Machinery, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, NFMS, Video

High Fives for John Deere

Cindy Zimmerman

The John Deere 5 Series utility tractors take up a significant portion of the booth space at the National Farm Machinery show and served yet another purpose – as seating for many at the show taking a break from walking around the 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space! John Deere has introduced a large volume of new tractors this …

Audio, Blogging, Farm Machinery, John Deere, Media, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Economy Strong at Farm Machinery Show

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Farm Machinery Show is still going strong despite the troubles in other sectors of the economy. Vice president of public relations and media for the Kentucky State Fair Board Vicki Glass says the 44th annual show was sold out two months ago. “With the economy as it is, you might not expect that, but that’s the case and …

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