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New Holland Agriculture has been honored with four prestigious AE50 awards by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The awards are presented for the most innovative product ideas to enter the market in 2011.

The New Holland award winners  include two high-horsepower tractors with Tier 4 ECOBlue™ SCR engine technology, the SynchroKnife™ drive for New Holland’s new 880CF combine SuperFlex draper header, and the MowMax™ II cutterbar for New Holland’s Durabine™ disc mower-conditioners.

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What does it cost you to own and operate agricultural machinery for crop production?  Should you own the equipment or seek a custom operator for oone or more field operations?

What should you charge someone else to have your people and your machine conduct field operations on their farm, and vice versa?  These questions definitely need answers as you put a final wrapping on the 2011 growing season and evaluate your cost of production for grains and forages produced.

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0112fg_forage_folks_1At the recent Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium, one session included presentations and a panel discussion about GMOs and Roundup Ready® alfalfa.

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Dr. Garry Lacefield, Extension Agronomist from University or Kentucky, opened the 33rd annual Intensive Alfalfa Symposium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by asking the 27 attendees to introduce themselves and give their background with alfalfa.

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