Precision agriculture technology has become so commonplace that the “gee whiz” factor is long gone. It’s now taken for granted as part of agriculture’s evolution toward greater efficiency and productiveness.
JACKSON, MN / AGCO has begun further expansion of its Jackson, Minn., manufacturing center. During the next three years, AGCO will invest an estimated $42 million in infrastructure, increasing production capacity and efficiency in order to help meet growing demand for the tractors and application equipment built there.
Exports of U.S.-made agricultural equipment increased 16 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year for a total $12.8 billion, with Africa leading the way in growth, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Commerce Dept. data it uses in global markets reports for members.