EPA Proposes Wide Range of Changes to RFS
The Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed a host of edits to the Renewable Fuels Standard, ranging from new allowances for RIN generation to changing the definition of crop residue to produce ethanol.
May 23, 2013 – Farm Futures
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Announces Its Next Food Dialogue
Chicago's Kendall College of Culinary Arts is the site for The Food Dialogues: Chicago taking place on June 19. This event, hosted by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), features a panel discussion entitled, "Transparency & Food: Our responsibility to make information available to today's consumer."
May 23, 2013 – AgriMarketing
12 Minnesota John Deere Dealers Merge
All that has changed is the name. Nothing else. At least for now.
But, that is a big change that came about from the recent sale of Detke-Morbac, the John Deere dealership in Blue Earth. At least one other big, major change a move to a brand new location in Blue Earth is still to come. On April 23, Detke-Morbac owner Gene 'Skip' Schimek sold the business to Steve Kibble, owner of Mankato Implement, another John Deere dealership.
May 22, 2013 – AgriMarketing
Thurston Manufacturing Acquires Simonsen Iron Works
Thurston Manufacturing Company has announced the asset purchase of a Spencer, Iowa, based company, Simonsen Iron Works.
May 21, 2013 – AgriMarketing
Obama Administration calls for more crop insurance and commodity cuts
The Obama Administration issued a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) today which broadly supports key reforms made in the new farm bill being debated on the United States Senate floor, while calling for unspecified additional cuts in crop insurance and commodity program savings.
May 21, 2013 – Agri-Pulse
Congress Expected To Waste No Time In Debating Farm Bill
Indications are that legislators will waste no time in taking up the farm bill drafts on both the Senate and House floors. The version approved by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee on Tuesday was introduced later that day on the Senate floor as S. 954.
May 17, 2013 – AgriMarketing
Study: Ag Contributes $37.9 Billion to Indiana Economy
Agricultural industries contributed $37.9 billion to Indiana's economy in 2011, according to a new report from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
May 17, 2013 – US Ag Net
25,000th Large Square Baler is Built in Hesston, Kansas
In 1978, Hesston Corporation introduced the Model 4800, the industry's first large square baler, revolutionizing hay production and feeding practices at a time when labor availability and fuel prices were driving a need for innovations on the farm. Big square balers have come a long way since then, and on May 16, 2013, a large crowd gathered at AGCO's Hesston Operations to celebrate the 25,000th large square baler built in Hesston, Kan.
May 17, 2013 – Farm Equipment
Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act
The Senate Wednesday voted 83-14 in support of the Water Resources Development Act, a bill that authorizes Army Corps projects on major inland waterways in the United States, and includes a provision that partially alleviates EPA fuel storage restrictions.
May 16, 2013 – Farm Futures
House Agriculture Committee passes new farm bill
After several long hours of debate, the House Agriculture Committee passed a new five-year farm bill, H.R. 1947, late tonight by a 36-10 vote margin. The measure reforms or eliminates more than 100 programs, including the elimination of direct payments that have been the mainstay of the farm safety net for almost two decades.
May 16, 2013 – AgriPulse
Mahindra USA Announces 2013 Women in Ag Scholarship Winners
Mahindra USA, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of its 2012 / 2013 scholarship program benefiting young women studying agriculture, the "Mahindra Tractors' Women in Ag Scholarships." Since 2007, Mahindra USA has sponsored the Women in Ag Scholarship Program to recognize the important role that women play in the future of the agricultural industry.
May 16, 2013 – Farm Equipment
More Tactics to Grow Your B2B Email List
List growth is a perennial top priority for email marketers. Today, it's even more important to grow your list with quality sales leads to keep your messages in your readers' priority inboxes and to lessen the risk that an ISP will block your messages because of outdated, nonfunctioning, or bogus email addresses.
May 15, 2013 – ClickZ
Deere's Sales, Net Up 9% in 1st Half
Net income attributable to Deere & Company was $1.084 billion, or $2.76 per share, for the second quarter ended April 30, compared with $1.056 billion, or $2.61 per share, for the same period last year.
For the first six months of the year, net income attributable to Deere & Company was $1.734 billion, or $4.41 per share, compared with $1.589 billion, or $3.91 per share, last year.
May 15, 2013 – AgriMarketing.com
Mutual Fund Now Owns 12% Of CNH
During the fourth quarter of 2012, Southeastern Management, a large mutual fund managed by billionaire Mason Hawkins, initiated a position of 1.5 million shares in CNH Global, a $10 billion market cap manufacturer of farm and construction machinery.
May 15, 2013 – AgriMarketing
CNH Invests $13 Million in New Parts Facility
CNH Parts & Service, the product support division of agricultural and construction equipment maker CNH Global N.V., has announced plans to invest more than $13 million to equip and lease a new facility at 210 South Enterprise Drive in Lebanon, Ind., in the Lebanon Business Park. Once fully operational and staffed, the new facility is expected to support 100 new area jobs.
May 14, 2013 – Utility Contractor
Fiat Industrial Opens Argentine Plant
Fiat Industrial has opened a new agricultural machinery and engine plant in Córdoba, Argentina. The investment is part of a U$ 130 million plan the company announced in 2011.
May 13, 2013 – Diesel Progress
U.S. Small Tractor Sales Up 6%, Combine Sales Soar
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. for April, 2013, were up 6% compared to the same month last year.
May 13, 2013 – AgriMarketing
D.C. Watch: Blame House Ag Committee for farm bill delays
Farm bill debates in the House and Senate Ag Committees will begin this week - May 14 in the Senate and May 15 in the House. Senate leaders would like to bring the bill to the floor before the end of the month, but the floor debate in the House will probably be delayed until late summer or even later.
May 13, 2013 – Ag Professional
Deutz wins high level of new orders in first quarter of 2013
Deutz AG has recently presented its financial results for the first quarter of 2013, reporting a sharp rebound in its volume of new orders. This represents a continuation of the encouraging trend that first emerged in the previous quarter.
May 13, 2013 – Mining World
Waterloo Implement Acquired by P&K Equipment
Harry Olson said he'd known it was time to quit for a couple of months. On Friday, he announced he was selling Waterloo Implement Inc., a three-store chain of John Deere dealerships, to Enid, Okla.-based Deere dealer P&K Equipment.
May 12, 2013 – Farm Equipment
Draft of Senate's 2013 Farm Bill Released
Farm groups Thursday welcomed the Senate Agriculture Committee's release of the 2013 Farm Bill draft, which appears in many ways to be similar to last year's Senate-passed bill.
May 10, 2013 – Farm Futures
The Competitive Edge: Myths About Manufacturing
Ten years ago, a list of myths about manufacturing would have started with the humdinger that we no longer make anything in America. But behind the efforts of MAPI, the National Association of Manufacturers, the White House and others, many more Americans are familiar with the continued dynamism of this nation's factory sector. Still, myths abound.
May 9, 2013 – Industry Week
Blount Announces New President for Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture Division
Blount International, Inc. [NYSE: "BLT"] ("Blount" or the "Company") announced today that Jerry Johnson has been promoted to President of its Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture ("FRAG") division. Paul Valas, who has been President of the FRAG division since 2011, will transition to a new position as Senior Advisor, providing Blount with insight and assistance on strategic planning, customer relationships, and international expansion.
May 9, 2013 – Wall Street Journal
Lawmakers plan to start drafting farm bill next week
Congress will begin writing a new, $500 billion U.S. farm law next week, the head of the Senate Agriculture Committee said on Tuesday, even as calls mounted for deeper cuts in farm subsidies and food stamp spending.
May 8, 2013 – AgProfessional
Senate Debates Water Resources Development Act
The Senate Tuesday considered the Water Resources Development Act, legislation that ag groups maintain is important for economic growth and agricultural transportation.
May 8, 2013 – Farm Futures