On the Record: AGCO Reveals Ideal Combine to North American Dealers & Farmers

On the Record: AGCO Reveals Ideal Combine to North American Dealers & Farmers

In today’s newscast, AGCO reveals its Ideal combine to North America — the first “clean-sheet” design of an axial combine in the industry in decades. In this week’s Technology Corner segment, we take a look at the challenges dealers face in recruiting and retaining precision service technicians. We also take a look at how large ag equipment sales rebounded in May and how Deere’s retail sales compared to the industry average, the changes in machinery values on Illinois farms over the last 10 years and a deterioration of European dealer sentiment in June.

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  • Fastline Media Group Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    2018 is a milestone year for Buckner, Ky.-based Fastline Media Group. This recognized agricultural industry resource celebrates the 40th anniversary of the company’s founding.
  • House Passes 2018 Farm Bill

    The House of Representatives passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making significant investments in opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.
  • LandPro Equipment Acquires Elder Ag and Turf Equipment

    LandPro Equipment provides new and used lawn and garden, commercial, light industrial and agricultural equipment to western New York, northwestern Pennsylvania and now northeastern Ohio.
  • AGCO Expands Canada Parts Facility, Expediting Next-Day Parts Delivery for Customers

    The Regina facility is the largest PDC by footprint and inventory value outside of the two North American master facilities located in Kansas City, Mo., and Batavia, Ill., and represents a significant investment in Western Canada by AGCO.
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    I read your article “The Precision Planting Paradox.” I enjoy most of what is in your articles and other content on the Farm Equipment site. On this article, I would have to respectfully disagree.
  • Kim Schmidt

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    Where do you draw the line with catering to new management styles for different generations of employees? Should you have to adapt to the preferences of a younger generation or should they be the ones adapting?
  • May 2018 Tractor & Combine Analysis

    Our industry is navigating some very choppy waters as international trade negotiations continue. Uncertainty has created caution in farmers’ spending recently and most likely will continue until there is some resolution to the trade talks now underway.
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    The fact that Deere & Co. is suing AGCO and Precision Planting is no more surprising than Case IH filing a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Justice that Deere’s acquisition of Precision Planting would create a monopoly in the high speed planting market.

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