Agriculture Equipment

  1. Digital Divide Persists, Though 53% of Farm Conduct Business on Internet

    Digital Divide Persists, Though 53% of Farm Conduct Business on Internet More than half of U.S. farm operators say they do business over the internet, a 13-point increase in six years, as ownership of computers and access to the internet blossomed, according to USDA. Nonetheless, the Pew Research Center says rural Americans are much less likely than their city counterparts to have a smartphone or broadband service at Read more...
  2. A Look at the New Kubota M8 Tractor

    A Look at the New Kubota M8 Tractor Kubota unveiled their latest entry into the bigger row-crop tractor market last week with the M8 model. It was at a dealer/media meeting near company headquarters in Texas, and on the company ranch outside of Dallas. Here's a virtual walk around the new machine. Senior product manager Kent Brown said the M8 tops out at 210 hp, a step up from their Read more...
  3. What is the Retained Value of Round Valers

    What is the Retained Value of Round Valers When you bale, you bale big, right? In the last issue, “Machinery Insider” took an in-depth look at 5×6-foot baling chambers and round bales that can top 2,000 pounds. These are Class 5 round balers, and if you’re using one, your forage game is on point. Let’s look into retained value when it comes to these big round balers. I’ve Read more...
  4. Deere Slumps as Trade War Dims Outlook for Top Tractor Maker

    Deere Slumps as Trade War Dims Outlook for Top Tractor Maker The U.S.-China trade war is finally taking a visible toll on the world’s biggest maker of tractors. Deere & Co. is no longer “cautiously optimistic” as it has been for so long. The machinery giant reported lower-than-expected earnings and cut its annual guidance as its farmer customers shun major purchases amid uncertainty about demand Read more...
  5. U.S. Corn Planting Pace Picks-Up, Remains Sharply Behind

    U.S. Corn Planting Pace Picks-Up, Remains Sharply Behind DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. corn farmers remain over halfway behind five-year average planting pace, and behind the trade’s expectations. In its Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA pegged U.S. corn planting at 30% complete, behind the 66% five-year average. The trade expected a completion rating of 35%. CORN As of Sunday, Iowa farmers had 48 Read more...
  6. Farm-Equipment Sales Plunge Most Since 2016 in Trade-War Fallout

    Farm-Equipment Sales Plunge Most Since 2016 in Trade-War Fallout Purchases of farm equipment plunged by an annualized $900 million in the first quarter, the sharpest drop in three years, as U.S. producers struggle with falling commodity prices and collateral damage from President Donald Trump’s trade wars. The Commerce Department cited the drop in agricultural machinery purchases as a contributor to the Read more...
  7. Unmanned Systems Grow in European Agriculture

    Unmanned Systems Grow in European Agriculture Unmanned systems’ global inroads are including European agriculture. GNSS for precision guidance of tractors and harvesters is already in place. More recent innovations include fully driverless and smart systems, while drones remain poised to fly. ROBOTS IN THEIR PLACEThe experience of one Dutch company is instructive. Precision Makers is an up- Read more...
  8. The Amazing Ways John Deere Uses AI and Machine Vision to Help Feed 10 Billion People

    The Amazing Ways John Deere Uses AI and Machine Vision to Help Feed 10 Billion People In just 30 years’ time, it is forecasted that the human population of our planet will be close to 10 billion. Producing enough food to feed these hungry mouths will be a challenge, and demographic trends such as urbanization, particularly in developing countries, will only add to that. To meet that challenge, agricultural businesses are pinning Read more...
  9. High-Tech Agriculture: Farmers Risk Being 'Locked In' to Unsustainable Practices

    High-Tech Agriculture: Farmers Risk Being 'Locked In' to Unsustainable Practices Since World War II, Europe's agricultural sector has been very receptive to new technology, and the result has been staggering productivity gains – for four generations, farmers have produced more than their parents did. At the same time, however, agricultural prices have fallen around the world and price subsidies have been cut. This has led to Read more...
  10. John Deere Creates Futuristic Farm Forward Video

    John Deere Creates Futuristic Farm Forward Video John Deere’s new Farm Forward video is a vision of how technology could drive increased productivity to feed a growing population. It was created to inspire conversations and help farmers visualize what the future of their farm will be. The video brings to life machine automation, analytics-based insights, anywhere management, and connect support Read more...

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