2018 Commodity Classic Grows Beyond to Another Record

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 8,000 farmers, agriculture leaders and ag advocates converged on the Anaheim Convention Center to “GROW BEYOND!” at the 2018 Commodity Classic which took place Feb. 27 thorough March 1. Included in the preliminary number of 8,055 registered in Anaheim were a record number of non-exhibitor first-time attendees (1,533) and more than 150 media representatives. A total of 3,646 …

AMVAC, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Farm Credit, FMC, John Deere

John Deere ExactApply™ Retrofit Kits Now Available

Carrie Muehling

John Deere is giving farmers the opportunity to bring existing sprayers up to speed with ExactApply technology through retrofit kits now available from local dealers. Application quality is vital to a grower’s success, according to Doug Felter, product marketing manager for application equipment with John Deere. “Being able to change nozzles on the go is something that is exclusive to …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere

Transparency Key for Ag Data

Carrie Muehling

As more and more equipment will gather information for its farmer customers, John Deere is taking that data and the questions about privacy that go along with it very seriously. “Data is becoming increasingly important for our customers. If you look over the past five years, data has really become a prominent part of the conversation, because customers understand how …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, data, Equipment, John Deere

2018 National Farm Machinery Show Sets Records

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) saw an increase in attendance and ticket sales and a record number of new exhibitors and exhibit sales. Over 314,000 attendees packed the Kentucky Exposition Center for the four-day event that celebrated 53 years of providing the agricultural industry’s latest and most comprehensive display of equipment, services and technology. With the largest number …

FMC, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show

John Deere Receives JB Davidson Award at #Classic18

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere’s Matt Badding was on stage at the Commodity Classic to receive a special inaugural award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The John Deere S700 Series Combine was recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) as one of the best among the 50 products that received the AE50 …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere

Ag Innovations Honored at Commodity Classic

Carrie Muehling

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers honored three companies with the inaugural Davidson Prize for Innovation at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California. The Davidson Prize is named for J.B. Davidson, the father of modern agricultural engineering, and was created to celebrate breakthrough innovations in areas of agricultural, food and biological …

AEM, Audio, Award, Case IH, Commodity Classic, John Deere

30 Second Oil Change on John Deere 100 Series Mowers

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere has just released a new line-up of 100 Series Lawn Tractors. The new models provide side-by-side pedals and other operator convenience upgrades. Especially notable, some of the new models offer a revolutionary 30-second oil change system that makes machine maintenance easy for every owner. That 30-second oil change is what caught my attention. So, I spoke with Melissa …

Equipment, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Video

Water Management a Focus for Deere Award Winner

Carrie Muehling

John Deere presented an Australian company with the inaugural Outstanding Utilization of APIs Award at the 2018 Develop with Deere Conference in Kansas City. Stu Pocknee with Precision Terrain Solutions said he believes his company is doing things that are innovative and different and interesting. Terrain-based water management is the focus of the applications, from building levies to terraces to …

AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

John Deere Expands Low-Profile Specialty Tractor Options

Carrie Muehling

John Deere took the opportunity to show off some new low-profile specialty tractors at the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show. One model introduced at the show was the 5090EL, which is built on the John Deere 5E 4-cylinder tractor platform. That tractor is made for poultry producers, but can also be a great machine for tree fruit or tree nut …

Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show

Getting Planters Ready For Action

Carrie Muehling

Farmers who are preparing for the upcoming planting season might be interested in John Deere‘s Mobile Row Unit Run Off with the PlanterPlus App, a quick and efficient way to dial in their rows and conduct a meter performance test to assure accuracy in ExactEmerge or MaxEmerge 5e planters. The system connects the display in the tractor to a farmer’s …

AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Precision Agriculture