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John Deere recently hosted its annual Develop with Deere Conference, designed to bring dealers, connected software companies and ag service providers together to share ideas and learn about new and evolving digital tools and apps available to benefit agriculture. This year’s conference, held…

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Valley Irrigation, Valley, Nebraska, has enhanced its remote management technologies with multi-year licensing. Valley is offering multi-year licensing plans for ICON Link devices connecting to AgSense. Designed to provide software license options to fit the demands of today’s growers, these…

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Larson Electronics, a Kemp, Texas-based company, has released an LED tractor light package complete with 11 work lights. The LLP-JD-TR-4050-V1 is an LED Tractor Light Package and retrofit/upgrade kit for John Deere 4050 tractors that includes 11 total work lights. Eight of these lights are t…

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When growing, harvesting, buying/selling, processing and preparing grains, seeds, and other small agricultural products, moisture is one of the most important variables to control. The PM650 Advanced Portable Grain and Seed Moisture Meter by Kett, of Villa Park, California, manufacturer of a…

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Growers now have a new smart irrigation tool that provides advanced control options from a customizable display. Reinke, Deshler, Nebraska, has introduced the RPM Advanced Plus, a main control panel that combines multiple controls with a simple to use touchscreen. Advanced Plus makes control…

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TruTag Technologies, Emeryville, California, has announced a strategic alliance with PwC Australia, which will see TruTag’s edible barcode technology incorporated as part of the PwC Food Trust initiative. The PwC Food Trust Platform is one of the most advanced and holistic anti-counterfeit t…

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LiftWise, Waco, Texas, has introduced the Tilt Table, a high-capacity piece of equipment designed to safely tilt and position weighted tractor tires from a horizontal to vertical position. Once a tire is in the vertical position, it can be more easily picked up and transported by separate ma…

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Come test drive the Apache AS1040 at the 65th Annual 3i Show, being held March 21 to 23. Simpson Farm Enterprises will be displaying the Apache AS1040 in their outside booth spaces O-55-59 at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City, Kansas. Demonstrations will be held on-demand and …

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ESTROTECT of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, has released its new breeding indicator. The ESTROTECT Breeding Indicator features an improved precision design that includes the Breeding Bullseye to help producers and breeding specialists know exactly when animals are ready to breed. It’s the first p…

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WB4418, a new Hard Red Winter Wheat variety from St. Louis-based WestBred wheat, offers excellent straw strength, coupled with excellent resistance to pests like Hessian Fly.

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John Deere, Olathe, Kansas, was presented with an AE50 Award for outstanding innovations that improve production agriculture with its CommandPro joystick for 6R tractors by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. CommandPro was released in August 2018 and is a customiz…

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On Jan. 24 TechAccel announced the launch of RNAissance Ag LLC, a new company that holds the exclusive license to RNA-interference technology in partnership with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The new company will use the proprietary technology in the develo…

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Lindsay Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska, has launched two agricultural irrigation products designed to improve operational efficiency and boost yields. Developed specifically for production agricultural use, the new Zimmatic Variable Frequency Drive has new software, a new controller and a larg…

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Horsch LLC, Mapleton, North Dakota, has introduced EDC electronic control technology, now available on its line of Joker RT tillage tools. This new option allows simpler, more precise electronic adjustments of the Joker RT and also includes various tracking capabilities to help operators ach…

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La Crosse Seed is proud to announce that this year marks 100 years in business. Although significant news to share, added excitement exists because the company only recently discovered this milestone. 

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Missing heat cycles in seedstock production can reduce reproduction rates and waste time. To address this need, Allflex, Irving, Texas, is rolling out new remote-monitoring technology for beef producers who use advanced reproductive technology. With the new SenseTime monitoring system, produ…

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Building on the success of its Reflex Variable Rate Fertigation system, Agri-Inject, Yuma, Colorado, has taken fluid injection to the next level with ReflexCONNECT—putting fluid injection at the operator’s fingertips. Like the original Reflex system, ReflexCONNECT provides fully programmable…

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Legion Bio Chem, North Sioux City, South Dakota, was recently announced as the newest player in the soil enhancement market. The GroWell Solutions that Legion comes to market with are built with the producer and their fields in mind. Stand-alone or mixed with other GroWell solutions, these p…

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Trimble Ag, Sunnyvale, California, has introduced Farmer Fit as a robust and affordable new software bundle with desktop, online, and mobile app capabilities. Farmers today are facing many challenges in the quest to produce higher yields, while soft commodity prices are forcing them to lower…

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Great Plains, Salina, Kansas, has introduced the Ultra-Disk, which allows farmers to slice through high-residue field conditions at higher operating speeds than conventional disks. The Ultra-Disk is equipped with 24-inch blades and higher clearance between gangs, along with shorter front-to-…

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DLF Pickseed and La Crosse Seed have announced DLF Pickseed’s acquisition of all La Crosse Seed assets and business. La Crosse Seed, with headquarters in La Crosse, Wisconsin, distributes turfgrass, forage crop and cover crop seed in the Midwest.

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The Propane Education & Research Council partnered with Zenith Power Products to develop a new 11.8-liter engine, designed and optimized for industrial applications including irrigation and power generation. This revolutionary technology earned Zenith an innovation award by the World LPG…

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Brian Dabson, a research fellow at the School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be presenting “The Rural Dimensions of Workforce Development” at the Mid-America Workforce Summit being held at the Topeka (Kansas) Capitol Plaza Maner Conference Center on Jan. 23 …

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CHS Ag retail locations in Kansas, including CHS United Plains Ag and CHS Oberlin, recently delivered their annual check to the Kansas Food Bank. The check for $52,655.41 funds grants for nine local food pantries, as well as the Food 4 Kids Program and Bob Box Program for seniors. 

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Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour recently completed its 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months from June to November 2018. The fourth year of the tour recognized more than 100 4-H and FFA youth who are making a d…

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Summers Manufacturing, Devils Lake, North Dakota, has added the new VRT Renegade tillage tool to its Variable Rate Tillage product line. Featuring iControl Implement Control technology, the VRT Renegade allows operators to adjust tillage performance on the go, using a cab-mounted iPad as the…

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Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, is building the first five ZR5-1200 self-propelled balers to make available at a limited number of Iowa and Nebraska Vermeer dealerships in key cornstalk baling areas where the machines can put up a large number of bales during this fall season. The first of its kind, t…

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Valley Irrigation, Valley, Nebraska, has released an advanced irrigation management software to help growers make better irrigation decisions: Valley Scheduling, which coupled with the services of an agronomy expert, provides easy-to-understand irrigation recommendations based on field-prove…

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Great Plains, Salina, Kansas, has introduced the PL5500—an eight-row planter that transports under 10-feet wide and easily fits in tight spaces. With its simple, wing-fold design, the PL5500 is designed for farmers who need a planter that is compact during transport. The PL5500 features a ne…

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GlobalVetLINK, Ames, Iowa, and the University of California, Davis Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance announced the integration of their software solutions, LabLINK HIMS and Disease BioPortal, for veterinarians and livestock production personnel to manage diagnostic lab resu…

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For growers who require an implement capable of handling a large amount of acreage, Great Plains, Salina, Kansas, has released a new air drill cart, the ADC2352. This cart features two, 175-bushel tanks, for a total seeding capacity of 350 bushels. For maximum efficiency, the two tanks can b…

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Traditional corn heads have gaps in the deck plates and gathering chains that result in corn kernels falling right through. 360 YIELD SAVER eliminates those gaps by adding intermeshing bristles to traditional gathering chains to capture significantly more kernels. Side-by-side tests show 360…

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Ag Leader, Ames, Iowa, announced new fall features added to its full-farm connectivity platform, AgFiniti, bringing an even higher level of in-season visibility to growers and trusted advisors. In 2017, AgFiniti pushed display-to-display communication to an unprecedented level of ease and av…

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Stine Seed Company, Adel, Iowa, has announced the release of 44 Stine LibertyLink GT27 brand soybean options for the 2019 sales season—the broadest lineup in the industry. LibertyLink GT27 is the first commercially available soybean trait package that offers built-in tolerance to both glypho…

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Kent Nutrition Group, Muscatine, Iowa, is offering a new line of products developed for sheep, goats, pigs and rabbits under the Home Fresh product family name. Home Fresh products will be represented by the Kent brand in the Midwest and the Blue Seal brand in the East. Along with the latest…

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Efficiency, durability, precision and productivity have never been more important for agricultural sprayer owners and operators. With the unveiling of the 2019 model year lineup, Apache Sprayers, Mooresville, Indiana, do even more to meet these critical and growing needs for farmers and cust…

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Fairbank Equipment is showcasing the SureFire QuickDraw trailer at the 65th Annual 3i Show March 21 to 23, 2019, with on-demand demonstrations. Don’t miss this crowd-pleasing spray tender demonstration being held in exhibit spaces I-249-251 on the concrete side of the Western State Bank Expo…

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Zoetis, Parsippany, New Jersey, has introduced Core EQ Innovator, the first and only equine vaccine to contain all five core equine disease antigens—West Nile, Eastern and Western Equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus and rabies—in one smooth vaccine. As defined by the American Association of Eq…

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Plains Mobile Inc., Bismarck, North Dakota, a provider of custom cloud-based business solutions through its Platform as a Service (PaaS), ezCinect OBI, has launched its farm and ranch solution, AgCinect. AgCinect is a comprehensive solution capable of managing an entire farm and ranch operat…

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Harsh International Inc., Eaton, Colorado, is offering a new generation of delivery box for cattle feeders. The Harsh Delivery Box is designed to efficiently feed large quantities of pre-mixed feed. The Harsh Deliver Box eliminates floor chains and front beaters to evenly distribute to the b…

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Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, submitted a new herbicide for broadleaf weed control on pastures and rangeland to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pending EPA registration, this herbicide will provide cattle producers access to a broader spectrum weed control…

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Cliff Hudson, chief technology officer of Systems Technology Solutions, is no stranger to agriculture. Hudson grew up on his family’s farm and regularly rode a tractor with his grandfather while he cultivated corn. He has a deep appreciation for farming and community. His company recently se…