AGCO announced the availability of AGCO’s latest global mobile application built to serve agriculture professionals on-the-go, allowing them to manage their operation from anywhere, anytime. “AGCO’s industry-leading telemetry service, AGCOMMAND, has gone mobile. Building on the capabilities of our existing AGCOMMAND wireless information solution, it’s exciting to deliver an app designed for the increasing demands of professional farmers and the dealer network that supports them,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO of AGCO. “Professional farmers and agriculture enterprises can increase their productivity through this new, wireless agriculture management tool that focuses on fleet management, vehicle health and overall machine uptime.”
AGCOMMAND is a complete end-to-end wireless information solution that provides actionable machine information for professional farmers and their dealers to support improved operations. With more than 13 new features in the core telemetry service*, including new baler-specific functions that benefit hay and forage farmers, the enhanced fleet management capabilities allow users to more productively manage their operation. AGCOMMAND telemetry service for remote machine monitoring is available as an option on Challenger, Massey Ferguson and Valtra tractors, harvesting and application equipment as well as fleet vehicles.Features of the AGCOMMAND app include:
- Unique, integrated radar feature tells you the weather conditions where your machines are located**
- Turn-by-turn directions to machines, from your current location
- History of machine status and machine data
- Ability to compare the performance of multiple machines
- User-defined alerts from vehicles and machines
The new AGCOMMAND app is available as a free download in the Apple App Store. The simple, yet powerful iOS application for both iPhone and iPad is easy to use and is available in 15 languages worldwide. To learn more about the AGCOMMAND telemetry solution, please visit http://www.agcotechnologies.com/naen/AGCOMMAND.htm. Visit the Apple App Store to download the AGCOMMAND app today.
* Cellular service coverage may vary by region.** Radar functionality currently available in North America, Australia and New Zealand only.
The new tractors feature a brand new design which significantly improves agility and visibility from the cab. As a result the new models offer increased safety and are also easy to use. The new clean three-cylinder AGCO Power engine is economical and provides reliable power.
As with all other Valtra tractors, the N93 and N103 models can be tailored for specific uses and sporting one of eight different colours.
To find out more visit http://www.valtra.com/NewN
In 1979, the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations (FAO) proclaimed October 16th as World Food Day.
Today is a global observance designed to raise awareness and understanding of different approaches to ending hunger. Food is a wonderful thing, and thanks to new technology and innovation in farming practices, farmers today are able feed around seven billion people globally! However, because our population is growing at such a fast pace, there are still roughly a billion people around the world that do not get enough food. This means that almost 1 in 7 people go to bed hungry every night. As our population has grown, hunger has become an increasingly prevalent issue. World Food Day seeks to remind us of this challenge, and also spotlight the different ways in which we can help the farmers tasked with overcoming it. Every year, World Food Day is accompanied with a theme. Last year, the theme was “Food prices- from crisis to stability.” This year, the theme is “Agricultural Cooperatives- key to feeding the world.” As many farmers know, an agricultural cooperative is a member owned organization which allows farmers to pool all of their resources into different areas of activity. According to the FAO, agricultural Co-ops are fundamental in providing solutions to the hunger problem because they allow smallholder farms to negotiate better prices for resources such as seed, fertilizer, and equipment. Take for example one of AGCO’s customers, Agrifirm. Agrifirm is a Dutch cooperative that serves over 17,000 Dutch farmers and horticulturists. They offer “maximum purchasing advantage of high quality products like animal feeds, seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.” In addition to product purchasing power, Agrifirm also offers knowledge and sustainable solutions to its members. Cooperatives such as Agrifirm allow farmers to access to knowledge and equipment that will help boost farm productivity at a lower cost. The more that small scale farms are able to produce, the better they will be able to support their local regions. This is why the U.N believes agricultural cooperatives to be a key element in providing for our world. It is no secret that farmers are faced with a huge task in supplying food, fiber and fuel for a rapidly growing population. It will not be easy—but with the proper resources, continued advances in technology, and widespread participation—it will be possible. Learn more about world food day, and see how you can help make a difference!
Today AGCO proudly published our first global sustainability report. The report describes our approach to enhancing the sustainability of our business processes and global agriculture. It presents data supporting the strategy and updates progress towards change. “At AGCO, sustainability is vital to our vision to offer high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO of AGCO. “We are in a very unique position to impact sustainability along the manufacturing and agricultural value chains. We developed our approach to provide the best impact to both.”
In 2011, AGCO kicked off a comprehensive corporate sustainability initiative. We developed a plan to invest in projects and program development in areas that will reduce operating expenses, develop revenue opportunities, and reduce operating risks.
We are already working to design and develop solutions that address the evolving needs of farmers and reduce environmental impacts. The report, which aligns with the Global Reporting Initiative™, includes company accomplishments such as:
- Downstream-focused innovation: In 2011, AGCO directed $275.6 million to research and engineering, a 25.5% increase over 2010.
- Operations: Among AGCO’s largest wholly-owned sites, more than half are certified to ISO 14001 and/or the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme. Going forward AGCO will monitor and report energy use by source and develop an energy management program that drives efficiency and cost saving across its organization.
- Supplier relations: AGCO released the company’s Supplier Code of Conduct to build and strengthen relationships with preferred suppliers that support quality, environmental stewardship and high labor standards.
During the first half of 2012 AGCO began building the structures to drive accountability for our performance. AGCO’s development and progress will be disclosed yearly in our sustainability report.
The full report can be accessed at http://www.agcocorp.com/company/sustainability.aspx.
Expointer reaches its 35th edition, it takes place in the city of Esteio – RS, between August 25th and September 2nd.
In order to better service clients and visitors, Massey Ferguson and Valtra prepared a modern and differentiated structure in an area of over 5000 m², presenting solutions for agriculture. The displays will also have spaces dedicated to the AGCO solutions and the Santal brands – manufacturer of agricultural equipment for the sugar and alcohol sector and GSI Agromarau – manufacturer in the segment of grain storage and protein production systems), recent acquisitions of the AGCO group.
In addition the exhibition of products, the Valtra display will highlight the area dedicated to the ANTS Concept: those who see the display, can learn about this concept machine and play a game simulating the ANTS working on a farm of the future. The best scorer will win an IPad 3. The ranking will be available on the Facebook Valtra Global, stay tuned!
In the Massey Ferguson stand, visitors can claim a copy of the 106th issue of the Campo Aberto Magazine and participate in the Contest You on the Cover of Campo Aberto, snapping a picture to produce a custom magazine, which will be delivered right away! The participant will also compete for 3 semi-professional digital cameras in the contest for the most “liked” covers on Facebook Massey Ferguson Global.
Relationship, Press and Advertising
On the Massey Ferguson and Valtra displays, the press office will be present to serve interested journalists. In addition, several TV commercials will be displayed, add in magazines and local specialized newspapers.
Throughout the 9 days of the fair, several visitors will be welcomed in the stands and in the factory, which is near the Expointer park. Over 200 visitors are expected.
For the first time, Massey Ferguson presents its new harvester MF 32, now SR which is prepared both for grain harvesting and harvesting of irrigated rice. Check out the commercial vídeo here. Also, there will be launching of the tractor MF 2625, the windrowers (MF 3802 and MF 3814, MF 3875), harvesters (MF 1309 e MF 1358), balers MF 1837 (rectangular bales) and MF 1745 (cylindrical bales) and also the rice planter MF300. Highlight also for the bigger and modern tractors of Massey Ferguson in Brazil, the MF 8600 series, in addition to the Pulverizer MF 9030 and the Telemetric System AGCOMMAND.
Valtra also consolidates its technological pioneering going into the industry of tractors over 300hp with its S Series. The High Power models S293 and S353 offer differential features which make them stand out from other tractors in the country. The Challenger Balers of small rectangular bales SB34 and round bales RB452 will also be launched during Expointer. HIghlight also for the AGCOMMAND Telemetric System,new HiTech Threshing rotor for the axial harvesters, new 600F Series platforms, and also the BS3020H Pulverizer.
Also, there will be launching of the tractor MF 2625, the windrowers (MF 3802 and MF 3814, MF 3875), harvesters (MF 1309 e MF 1358), balers MF 1837 (rectangular bales) and MF 1745 (cylindrical bales) and also the rice planterMF300. Highlight also for the bigger and modern tractors of Massey Ferguson in Brazil, the MF 8600 series, in addition to the Pulverizer MF 9030 and the Telemetric System AGCOMMAND.
With this spirit of technology and innovation, as well as actions to support all businesses, Massey Ferguson and Valtra begin their participation at Expointer! May you all have good business!