Dan Crummett

Dan Crummett

Dan Crummett has more than 35 years in regional and national agricultural journalism including editing state farm magazines, web-based machinery reporting and has an interest in no-till and conservation tillage. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State Univ.


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Montag Emerges as Major Precision Applicator Developer

Iowa equipment builder experiences rapid growth and industry status with precision metering systems and equipment aimed at making agriculture a solution to environmental concerns.
Anthony Montag, CEO of Montag Mfg. Inc., is convinced agriculture offers the solution to many of the public’s environmental concerns about soil and water quality, and says a growing number of farmers are eagerly changing their methods to do their part.

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Fleet Management Data Offers Bottom-Line Boosting Opportunities

Digitally tracking vehicles and machinery has come a long way from a ‘location-only’ tool to a data collection system to boost service department efficiency, as well as sales and business opportunities.
For years farm equipment dealers have been streamlining their service departments with digital systems for monitoring work orders and service fleets, but with today’s move to increasingly-integrated software, many dealerships are seeing similar efficiencies emerging at the parts counter and in the sales department. 

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Farm Shop Sprayer Project Launches Major Sprayer Company

Minnesota farmer Verlyn Fast’s idea for a flat-fold farm sprayer in 1990 sparked today’s Fast Ag Solutions and more than 30 years of growth in building durable, dependable sprayers and applicators.

What began with Verlyn Fast’s idea for a 60-foot flat-fold farm sprayer in 1990 spawned a manufacturing company that has matured into a major player in the North American ag sprayer and liquid fertilizer applicator market. 

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Filling Local Needs Spawned Salford Group’s Global Standing

A home shop upgrading traditional farm equipment designs for local conditions in southern Canada sparked the beginning of an industry leader in tillage, seeding and fertilizer application.

In 1978, farm equipment dealer Jake Rozendaal saw the need for much heavier-duty tillage equipment to work the heavy clay soils in his local area near Salford, Ont. 

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Ahead of the Curve: Report Outlines Likely Tire Industry Game Changers

Today’s agricultural tires resemble their predecessors in that they are still round and mainly made of rubber. Maintaining a tread and staying inflated may have been enough for years, but modern tire design parameters accounting for soil compaction, improved traction, tread wear, sidewall strength at super-low inflation rates and, increasingly, environmental concerns have permanently changed the way farm equipment engages the soil.
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