The Great American Wheat Harvest Wins Regional EMMY

Kelly Marshall

The 2014 documentary, Great American Wheat Harvest, has been awarded a Mid-America Regional EMMY Award!  The award was announced recently at the EMMY Gala in St. Louis, Missouri.  The film won Best Documentary- Cultural and features American harvesters traveling from Texas through the Western Plains to harvest wheat and other crops that feed the world. The film aired on WQPT …

Award, Harvest, Wheat

Case IH Launches Optum Tractor Series

Lizzy Schultz

Case IH beefed up its forage lineup this month with the new Optum tractor series, which was publicly launched at the 2015 Farm Progress Show. The Optum tractor joins the company’s complete line of hay and forage equipment, including updates across its Puma® and Maxxum® series offerings. “The Optum is targeted to be a heavy duty haying tractor, for those …

Case IH, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Harvest, Hay, Tractor

Guardian Sprayer Displays Impress at FPS

Lizzy Schultz

The New Holland team was busy showing off some exciting new products at their Farm Progress Show booth this year, especially after the company’s acquisition of the precision spraying equipment manufacturer Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc last December. The first thing customers saw as they walked up to the booth was an impressive 135 foot Guardian Boom Sprayer that stretched across the …

Agribusiness, Farm Progress Show, Harvest, New Holland, Uncategorized

Great American Wheat Harvest Nominated for Award

Kelly Marshall

The Great American Wheat Harvest film has been nominated for a regional EMMY® Award!  The Mid-America Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 2015 Regional EMMY® Awards.   Great American Wheat Harvest has been nominated in the documentary-cultural category. The film aired on WQPT (Quad Citiies PBS) this past February, and consequently qualified …

Award, Harvest, Wheat

News From Custom Harvesters at #AgMedia

Cindy Zimmerman

Mark Anderson and Dan Misner with U.S. Custom Harvesters (USCHI) had some news to share at the Ag Media Summit last week. First, Anderson says they just announced a new partnership with Ag in the Classroom to develop two curriculums using footage leftover from “The Great American Wheat Harvest” documentary. “These curriculums will focus on agribusiness, leadership and job opportunities …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Harvest

Mystik & Heil Harvesting to Dominate Extreme Jobs

Kelly Marshall

Mystik® Lubricants, specializing in performance lubricants for automotive, on-road fleets, off-road and agriculture, is teaming up with Mark Heil Harvesting, a custom harvester in Ulysses, Kansas to tackle the day-to-day challenges of a large scale harvesting operation.  The two companies will show life on the road for the harvesting team, showcasing tough terrain and weather as they move through Texas, …

Agribusiness, Custom harvesters, Equipment, Harvest

New Holland Grape Harvesters

Jamie Johansen

AgNet West Radio Network reporter, Sabrina Hill, spoke with New Holland’s Jarrod Angstadt at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA about their Braud grape and olive harvesters. These harvesters are now available in North America directly from select New Holland dealers. “We’ve got some great features with the SDC shaking system as well as the Noria buckets and the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Harvest, New Holland

US Custom Harvesters Pick Planning Partner

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc., (USCHI) has named Lamp Public Relations & Marketing as its strategic planning development partner through June 2016 to help the organization continue strategic discussions towards implementing a Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. “We’re excited to work with Lamp Public Relations & Marketing as we cultivate outside resources to promote partnerships and collaborations to create our capacity and …

Agency, Custom harvesters, Harvest

Kinze Adds Features to Autonomous Harvest System

Cindy Zimmerman

The world’s first large-scale, truly autonomous row-crop solution is about ready to hit the fields with more added features. Iowa-based Kinze® Manufacturing, Inc. just completed field-testing of its system that will also include new features this year, such as the ability to run multiple combines and autonomous carts in the field simultaneously. The autonomous system automatically chooses from the multiple …

Equipment, Harvest