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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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Building Confidence in Your Professional Applicator

SPONSORED: Custom applicators play a key role in supporting U.S. agriculture. Farmers depend on timely, accurate applications of fertilizer and crop protection products to maximize their crop production.

It’s a job that requires long hours in the field, skill in operating sophisticated application equipment and the ability to adapt to the latest technologies designed to improve application precision and efficiency.  

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Renewable fuels industry waits for RFS

The renewable fuel industry is still waiting on a 2014 RFS ruling from.

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New app for Enlist weed control system

Dow AgroSciences launched its new Enlist Ahead apps that will allow for herbicide application management. It’s designed for using with Dow’s Enlist system, and for making responsible application of Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D. Regulatory approvals are still pending for Enlist but are expected soon.

The app has two key features:

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Ford’s new aluminum pickup nears the market

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AUVSI in support of Yamaha bid to use UAS in ag

AUVSI is requesting that FAA consider promptly granting an exemption to Yamaha in order to use its RMAX UAS for commercial purposes in agriculture.

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New boosted mid-range tractors

Challenger launches new MT500E series row-crop tractors with higher powered, emissions-compliant engines.

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Innovator expands wi-fi product line

Ayrstone, maker of unique wi-fi antenna, pushes envelope with in-cab product.

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