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Precision Ag News 11/23

Carrie Muehling

  • Overall unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continue their growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8 percent in October compared to 2020, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales jumped 72.9 percent, the fourth month in a row of growth near or above 20 percent for harvesters.
  • FarmLogs, a farm management software for growers from Bushel, now offers key equipment integrations to reduce manual entry into farm operations. FarmLogs subscribers can now connect their account to their John Deere Operations Center account to automatically create Activities. This new capability allows the seamless transfer of field work captured by equipment monitors. By doing so, subscribers can reduce the amount of time spent entering data, keep accurate records across systems, automatically calculate cost of production, and more easily determine their farm’s Profit & Loss down to the acre.
  • Case IH is adding the Patriot® 50 series sprayer to its lineup of self-propelled application equipment. With an exceptional operator environment, complete vehicle control, enhanced connectivity solutions and integrated spray technology, the Patriot 50 series sprayer is designed to help operators work more productively and achieve high-efficiency spraying. Three new models — the Patriot 3250, 4350 and 4450 — are available to order for fall 2022.
  • Recognizing that less than 5% of U.S. farmers participate in carbon farming programs, Locus Agricultural Solutions® addresses growers’ top concerns by adding new incentives to its globally recognized CarbonNOW® program. These upgrades help eliminate uncertainties and make it easier than ever to participate, with guaranteed payments twice per year, earning the landowner a minimum of $48/acre over the four-year commitment, plus extra performance bonuses.
  • The Heinz Family Foundation named Jacqueline Patterson, M.S.W., M.P.H., environmental justice advocate and founder of the Chisholm Legacy Project, and Gabe Brown, a pioneer in regenerative agriculture and soil health, the recipients of the prestigious 26th Heinz Awards for the Environment. As part of the accolade, Ms. Patterson and Mr. Brown will each receive an unrestricted cash award of $250,000.
  • AgGateway hosted more than 125 attendees in Nashville this month for its Annual Conference, its first in-person event in two years and an opportunity for the industry to collectively move the ball forward on digital connectivity efforts, as well as to honor outstanding individuals in digital agriculture.
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