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AGCO decreased net sales for first quarter

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has reported net sales of approximately US$1.6 billion for the first quarter of 2016. Source: AFDJ eNews This is a decrease of approximately 8.4% compared with net sales of approximately US$1.7 billion for the f
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Tractor sales for March quarter

New tractor sales for the March quarter reveal that the under 40 horsepower market, usually related to hobby and lifestyle farming, has taken a large slide. Source: The Weekly Times The market is down 17% from last year for the March quarter, and 24% for the month of March. Given the
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Automatic safety app for farms

A Canterbury, New Zealand farmer has developed a new phone app to keep farm workers safe in one of the most dangerous working environments, using GPS technology to alert workers to any dangers around them. The app is called OnSide. Source: Newshub This online health and safety app is
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AgriTech the hot topic

Innovative agricultural technology is now a hot topic discussed among farmers across the nation, including aspects such as data management and exploring new technology. Source: AFDJ eNews One of the world’s leading technology suppliers, Bosch Group, has recently invested $2.5 million
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Premium Kubota on trial in Australia

Kubota M7 – the biggest tractor the company has ever made will jostle for space in the competitive 100-200 horsepower range – and it’s on trial near Shepparton, Victoria. Source: The Weekly Times Kubota is a minnow in the middleweight division with, until now, nothing bigger than its
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Hacker threat to Australian ag machinery says FBI

The FBI has issued a warning about hacker threats to US farmers that applies equally to Australian businesses that introduce networked machinery to agricultural processes. Source: CSO Backend data management systems are not the only equipment that companies in Australia’s $60 billion
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Shining a better light on Quadtrac

A full 360 degrees of LED illumination for night work is just one of the upgrades to Case IH’s 2016 Steiger Quadtrac tractor models. Source: AFDJ eNews The LED lighting package will be standard, as will several other upgrades. “The twin driving forces behind all features on the 2016 m
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Innisfail Ag Field Day

Heavy morning showers didn’t deter strong crowd numbers from pouring through the gates of the Innisfail Showgrounds for the 2016 Innisfail Agricultural Field Day held on Thursday, 14 April. Source: North Queensland Register A late rush of nominations saw an eclectic array of 95 exhibi
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New Power Products Area Manager

Power Equipment has announced the appointment of industry veteran Steve Harvey to the position of Power Products Area Manager – Vic/Tas/SA. Source: AFDJ eNews This position was previously filled by Mark Butterfield, who was recently promoted to the position of National Marine Sales Ma
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