Premium ag tire maker Apollo Vredestein is investing in manufacturing facilities as its factory in The Netherlands begins to specialize in high-value products for agricultural implement, materials handling and tractor applications.
Combining their competences, experiences and technologies, Dewulf and Agrointelli will undertake a joint effort towards offering automated operations with a high level of data acquisition and site-specific optimization.
A Netherlands-based international distributor of farm machinery, materials handling, construction and grounds care equipment with interests in Canada has attracted new investment to support ambitious growth plans.
Schuitemaker and Veenhuis will maintain their brand names on the products they are most associated with while consolidating production at one site and sharing sales, marketing and administration resources.
Drought conditions have left arable farms with smaller yields, while dairy operations have had to purchase feed as a result of compromised grass growth. Pig farmers, meanwhile, face the growing threat of African swine fever (ASF). As a result, agricultural professionals view their prospects for business development in the coming 12 months as mixed.
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In this week's episode we take a look at the latest Dealer Sentiments & Business Conditions survey, which shows used combine inventories reaching a record low. In the Technology Corner, Ben Thorpe discusses the findings of study done by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers, the American Soybean Assn., Crop-Life America and the National Corn Growers Assn., on the environmental benefits of precision ag technology. Also in this episode the House Ag Committee approves a $5.5B disaster aid bill that will put money in farmers' pockets, AGCO's second quarter net sales improved by double-digits and CEMA's general Business Climate Index shows European ag equipment industry sentiment dropped slightly in July.