Empire Agriculture News

Enjoy the latest articles from ACRES, Empire’s free quarterly publication for the Southwestern AG community. We cover the latest farming/harvesting equipment, technology, seasonal news and tips, local farmers, growers and dairies, and a whole lot more!

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Massey Ferguson 6700 series

The heavyweight of the mid-range category.

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Jon Dinsmore: Building a Legacy in Yuma

For 4th generation farmer, Jon Dinsmore, agriculture is so much more than just tilling the field and planting crops.

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Expect a Big Cotton Crop For 2019

The 2019 planting season for cotton is likely to look similar to 2018, with farmers seeding 14 million acres of the crop across the Cotton Belt.

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Help With Your Toughest Nitrogen Decisions

How much nitrogen does your corn crop need each year? Newell Kitchen, a soil scientist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service tries to answer your questions.

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Precision Planting’s Unique, Innovative Approach

Precision Planting, LLC is the leading provider of practical and effective precision ag technologies to help make farmers smarter every season.

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FENDT IDEAL Combine

A new combine for a new era it ready to take your fields.

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Rodeo Star: Dustin Bird

He’s more than just a rodeo star. He’s a family man.

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Minimum Tillage Spells Success

Cotton is much more than a commodity for Ron Rayner and his family’s A Tumbling T Ranches in Goodyear, AZ.

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Prepare for a Future With Less Water

CAP water, which comes from the Colorado River, will be less available to farmers in Central Arizona in the future.

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Trimble Farmer

It’s a fast-paced, connected world, so why not run your farm from anywhere, at anytime, with Trimble Ag Software.

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MASSEY FERGUSON 6600 SERIES

There are lots of mid-range tractors out there, but there’s literally no other mid-range tractor like this. This is what one-of-a-kind looks like.

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SHERRY CERVI: A CHAMPION FOR THE YOUTH

Sherry Cervi, four-time world champion barrel racer, is passing on the baton in a special way with her Youth Championships.

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PINAL 40 PROFILE

Pinal 40 bridges business and agriculture together to better serve the community.

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IS ANOTHER DROUGHT BREWING IN OUR FUTURE?

As Mother Nature turns up the heat, conditions are primed for another drought extending into the summer for the Southwest.

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MASSEY FERGUSON 2370ULTRA HD BALER SETS THE BAR HIGH

Massey Ferguson is proud to announce the introduction of the state-of-the-art, MF 2370 Ultra High Density Baler, just in time for hay season.

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‘I MAKE AMERICA’ AWARD WINNERS

A record number of equipment manufacturing industry companies, including Caterpillar, AGCO Corporation and CLASS, were recognized for their outstanding commitment to advocacy efforts on behalf of theindustry at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) recent Annual Conference.

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Tim’s View From Here

With the close of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 happening on January 1st, we have begun what Howard Buffet referred to in his book “40 Chances” by engaging in another growing and harvest season.

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2017 COTTON HARVEST

Cotton was up nearly 16 percent in Arizona and California for 2017. How did the season fare for growers?

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THE TRACK TRACTOR RE-ENGINEERED

Rethought, re-imagined and re-engineered, the Challenger MT700 Series is the world’s most technologically advanced track tractor.

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Introducing the World’s First 500+ HP Fixed-Frame Tractor

The Challenger 1000 Series is a new class of tractor delivering more power to the ground, more efficiently, more intuitively and intelligently than ever before.

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Tim’s View From Here

As triple digits make their exit, fall has finally blanketed itself on the Southwest with cool nights and mild days. Simply stated, the weather is now fabulous. And because of this great regional weather, agriculture flourishes in the mildness of our winters.

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The Smarter, More Powerful Way to Better Hay

With over 65 years of experience, Hesston by Massey Ferguson is known for its commitment to creating innovative products that produce one thing: quality hay. This year Hesston is introducing two self-propelled windrowers.

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Duncan Family Farms’ Roots Run Deep

Arnott Duncan is a 4th generation Arizona farmer who left his family’s farm in 1985 and began growing a few hundred acres of conventionally-grown row crops. As the farming business has evolved, Duncan Family Farms have tried to blend the best of traditional farming with the latest in agricultural technology, innovation and traceability.

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Arizona is Facing a Shortage of Agriculture Teachers

For several years, Arizona has faced a shortage of agriculture teachers which has officials concerned about its lingering impact on the agriculture industry.

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