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Supercharge your grain cart

Bigger carts are one way to enhance productivity, but what if your cart were smarter, too?

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Climate Pro introductory pricing announced

Climate Corporation has announced its pricing on the Climate Pro subscription advisory services for corn at $3 per acre for 2015. In addition, they’re offering more services to customers.

The company’s new premium service will include additional higher value offerings.  Each of these advisory services is offered through retailers with local expertise that can help farmers get the most value from these tools.  

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Fendt Field Day 2014

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Acres of corn stover soon to become cellulosic ethanol

“I would encourage anyone who has the right soils, topography and fertility to take a look at harvesting stover," says Tim Fevold, Hertz Farm Management, Nevada, Iowa.

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Farm shows and exhibit science

There are a lot of ways to show equipment and at the Farm Progress Show I think we see them all.

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Making the right hybrid choice

Selecting hybrid seed for that top-yield corn field may be tougher than ever. The key is ROI.

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Hitting the field with multi-hybrid planters

Concept planters from Kinze and Precision Planting seeded thousands of acres across the Corn Belt in 2014 – with 2015 marketing plans in the wind.

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Valmont acquires AgSense

Valmont announces it will acquire South Dakota based AgSense, which signals the company’s interest in offering remote monitoring and control technology through its irrigation equipment.

AgSense’s Wagnet network offers growers a way to tie their irrigation decisions to field, crop and weather conditions.

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Case IH rolls out new tools

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New tractors, tillage tools and combines from AGCO

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TEST DRIVE: New Holland's Genesis T8 SmartTrax

New Holland gave media the chance to drive its new half-tracked, half-wheeled tractor called the new Genesis T8 Series SmartTrax at company headquarters in New Holland, PA. It is designed with conventional wheels in front for maneuverability and comfort and its SmartTrax tracked system in the back to provide traction and flotation. Nathan Graham, commercial trainer with New Holland, takes us for a ride to point out the features. Judging by its smooth ride, you won’t even know there are tracks underneath.

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New Holland's GenesisT8 Series SmartTrax combines wheels, tracks

An innovative approach from New Holland Genesis T8 SmartTrax provides the maneuverability of wheels with the traction and flotation of tracks.

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Back to school

Iowa-based Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan takes on a new business venture: Shrimp production.

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Fendt Launches new 700 Series Tractors

Fendt last week unveiled its new 700 Series tractor line, designed to give buyers a range of sizes and option packages to fit their specific operation. The series is made up of six models rated 145 to 240 maximum engine horsepower.

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John Deere Rolls out 2015 Updates

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Dow AgroSciences Chief Looks Ahead with Optimism

Tim Hassinger, CEO, Dow AgroSciences, is looking beyond the short-term market.

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Massey Ferguson launches higher-powered mid-frame tractors

Massey Ferguson, a brand of Agco, today announced the unveiling of its new 7700 Series mid-frame tractors, a more powerful and enhanced replacement for the 7600 Series launched in 2011.  This five-model series, ranging from 185 to 255 max engine HP, made its debut in Europe. They will have their first showing here in the U.S. at the Farm Progress Show being held next week.

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Test Run: New 640Drive

Wisconsin seed-corn farmers do their first test run of new data analytics package from 640 Labs that automates collection of farm machinery data.

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More Power, More Capacity in New Combine Line

Case IH to roll out three new models as part of the 240 series in time for 2015 harvest. The company is boosting grain tank capacity, fuel capacity and horsepower with the new line.

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Ethanol producer margins expected to increase

If ethanol continues to follow lower corn prices, and barring any unforeseen catastrophes, the ethanol industry could gain traction politically, says Platts editor Jordan Godwin.

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