2017 Looks Promising at John Deere

Kelly Marshall

The growing season for 2017 will bring about some promising new additions to John Deere‘s product line up. Available next spring is the new MaxEmerge 5e row units for a variety of Deere planters, including the mini-hopper and DB planters. MaxEmerge 5e row units will improve seeding population accuracy when it operating on a curve– up to 20 percent improvement in …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Harvest, Planting

Deere Adds New Features to S-Series Combine

Cindy Zimmerman

It may be planting season now, but it never hurts to look ahead to the harvest, and John Deere has added some new features to its S-Series Combine, the workhorse of its grain harvesting equipment. Deere Senior Marketing Rep Britney Guidarelli provided a guided walk-through of some of the latest updates to the S-Series at the recent Commodity Classic. “One …

Commodity Classic, Equipment, Harvest, John Deere, Video

American Harvest Debuts on CarbonTV.com

Chuck Zimmerman

Just received this notice and thought I’d share with you. I have not watched this program but plan to check it out. Have you watched it? Your thoughts? American Harvest is a documentary series about the oldest industry known to mankind… farming. It’s about hard work, community, the marriage of old wisdom and new technologies that ultimately feeds the world. …

Harvest, Media

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