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Precision Ag News 12/22

Carrie Muehling

  • Farmers and Ranchers have spoken with the release of the 2021 Progressive Farmer Reader Insights Study powered by SOCAL Approach, and Kubota ranks highest among tractor brands for both Overall Durability as well as Overall Customer Experience, while John Deere ranks highest among tractor brands for Overall Loyalty. At the segment level, Kubota and John Deere dominate the top of the rankings, with New Holland also taking home a top award.
  • Massey Ferguson®, a worldwide brand of AGCO, announced a fresh new look for its iconic MF Triple Triangle® logo and its new “Born to Farm” brand identity to celebrate its 175 year anniversary in 2022.
  • Growth in both ag tractors and combine harvesters continues in the U.S., while a slowdown in harvesters in Canada brings overall unit sales slightly below 2020 north of the border, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed a healthy 8.7 percent in November compared to 2020, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales saw a gain of 37.8 percent, the fourth month in a row of growth near or above 20 percent for harvesters.
  • CLAAS of America announces CLAAS USED, a pre-owned equipment program for North America that combines the performance and efficiency of a CLAAS machine, with professionally inspected and protected “Certified” units and special low-rate financing through CLAAS Financial Services.
  • BASF announced its newest cotton innovation to prevail over resistant weeds, Axant™ Flex herbicide trait technology. This unprecedented quadruple-trait herbicide stack provides tolerance to Alite™ 27 herbicide 1, BASF’s latest herbicide offering for cotton growers battling difficult to control weeds.
  • Heliae® Agriculture, an algal tech company specializing in scalable regenerative agriculture solutions, announced the award of 40 acres worth of PhycoTerra® soil microbial food to Michael Brancato, an almond grower in Bakersfield, California.
  • Veteran Ag industry leader Peter Rousonelos has joined the senior management team at Meristem Crop Performance.
  • The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has announced three AE50 awards to Case IH for outstanding agricultural innovations.
  • National Sorghum Producers announced the winners of the 2021 Sorghum Yield Contest, including Bin Buster winner Kasey Gamble from Kiowa County, Kansas, with the top yield in the contest at 244.03 bushels per acre—the highest dryland yield on record in contest history west of the Mississippi River.
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