Save the Date: 2019 Washington, D.C. Legislative Fly-In
We invite you to join us for the Washington, D.C. Legislative Fly-In, to be held March 5-6, 2019. Network with dealer peers from across the U.S. and discuss issues important to you with your state Senators and Congressmen on the Hill.
New this year:
- Hear Troy Joshua, Chief of Staff, USDA-NASS summarize the 2019 Census of Ag.
- Participate in a Mock Lock-Up and see how agricultural data is collected, aggregated, published and released to the public.
Interested or have questions? Contact Will Rogers at 800.622.0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viren Popli Named President/CEO of Mahindra North America – Ag Equipment Intelligence
Viren Popli has been with the Mahindra Group since 2009 and brings with him decades of experience, leading multinational organizations and businesses. Most recently, he served as the COO for the Swaraj Tractor Division in Farm Equipment Sector of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. [More]
Fendt Introduces Clean Sheet Combine Line – Midwest Messenger
AGCO, through its Fendt Ideal line, has three new models of its axial combines. “These are branded as Fendt combines under the AGCO umbrella,” said Matt Miller, Nebraska ag technology sales specialist for Butler Ag Equipment in Fremont, Neb. The three models, classes 7, 8 and 9, are having limited exposure in the United States, with just three of each model in the country. Butler Ag has three of those nine machines giving demonstrations during the current harvest. “They were made in Italy, but eventually will be manufactured in Hesston, Kan.,” Miller said. [More]
KIOTI Tractor to Expand North American Headquarters – Rural Lifestyle Dealer
KIOTI Tractor has broken ground on a $13 million expansion of its North American headquarters in Wendell, N.C. Estimated for completion in late 2019, this expansion will double the size of existing facilities. [More]
AGCO Appoints Eric Hansotia Chief Operating Officer – AGCO
AGCO Corporation recently announced that Eric Hansotia, Senior Vice President, Global Crop Cycle and Fuse Connected Services, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within AGCO. [More]
Perdue: Farmers Shouldn't Expect Trade Aid in 2019 – Farm Futures
The Trump administration has no plans to extend aid to farmers in 2019 on the assumption that the market will recover even if the trade war with China persists, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said. [More]
Take It to the Farmer, and the Consumer – Wallaces Farmer
Executives of Bayer and Corteva told the 2018 World Food Prize symposium in Des Moines last week that their companies will help find solutions to the questions and problems related to agricultural sustainability and climate change. Around 1,200 people from 65 countries attend this annual event. [More]
Quartet of Grain Traders Partner to Digitize Global Trades – Reuters
The world’s four largest agribusinesses are working together to standardize and digitize international grain trades using technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. [More]