4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
NEW BRIGHTON, MIN. — April 16, 2014 — Pentair Ltd. (NYSE: PNR) announced today the launch of the Briggs & Stratton 1540 Series transfer pumps, lightweight and versatile pumps ideal for tank filling and water transfer.
4/15/2014 10:03:00 PM
As has been the trend in recent years, average 2014 custom rates for farm work are likely to show a small increase, compared to 2013 custom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2014 are listed at 4-7% above the rates for similar operations in 2013, with an average increase of about 5%.
4/15/2014 9:47:00 PM
Interest rates, land values and cash flow are top of mind topics in the agricultural world. Expect ag lenders to financially shock test your cash flow statement for a 1%, 2% and 3% rise in variable interest rates. Lenders will be much more conservative now when lending against land values particularly in the red-hot land markets of the Midwest and the upper Midwest. Expect to invest more equity and cash in your growth and expansion projects.
4/15/2014 6:07:00 PM
Be proactive and re-learn old and new crop protection tools to succeed.
Difficult to control weeds – whether due to herbicide resistance or cut rates or too tall weed height/maturity or all of the above – must be taken very seriously and moved to the top of your agronomy to-do list for 2014.
4/13/2014 7:49:00 PM
Compared to 35 years ago, there are fewer hours to plant crops.
It’s official now: some major Corn Belt states’ corn and soybean planting weather windows have officially shrunk. Purdue Professor Ben Gramig found that Illinois and Iowa have on average 11-12% fewer hours per week to plant, when comparing 1980-1994 to 1995-2010.