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No farm show, no problem

There have been many changes to our lives lately because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of farm shows all across North America is just one of them. The trouble for farm machinery brands is those shows have long been an important part of their marketing efforts as places where potential buyers get up close[...]

High tire inflation pressures stunt plant development

Two years ago, AGCO media relations staff introduced Jason Lee at a press event at the AGCO assembly plant in Jackson, Minn. He was the company’s new agronomist and farm solutions specialist and his job — among other things — was to measure the brand’s equipment designs’ effects on crop production. That data, he said,[...]


AGCO builds the “Ideal” combine

"For me this combine is the star of the show,” said Adam Sheriff, AGCO market development manager for the new Ideal combine series. “Everything is new with this combine.” He and I spoke as we stood near the rear of a new Massey Ferguson Ideal combine at AGCO’s display at the Agritechnica machinery show in Hannover Germany[...]

AGCO's swather factory hits a milestone

"Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the 100,000th swather,” said Kyle Kitt, AGCO’s marketing manager, as he stood on stage in an auditorium at the brand’s Hesston, Kansas, combine and hay equipment manufacturing plant in late March. From then on, it was a little like a rock concert. Music played and lights flashed as[...]


An entirely new tractor

Two years ago AGCO introduced the all-new 1000 Series rigid-frame tractor to the world with a big splash, using Bavaria’s spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle as the backdrop for the press event. The brand recently followed up on that European introduction with a more conventional official launch of these machines in North America at the National Farm[...]