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GEA Breaks Ground for 72-stall Rotary Robot
Officials from GEA Farm Technologies and Badgerland Buildings, Inc., broke ground today on a 72-stall all-robotic rotary parlor on Nick Mlsna's farm near Cashton, Wis., an hour east of La Crosse.
AgWeb – 8/20/2014

China's Zoomlion Eyes Farm Machinery After $340 Million Deal
Zoomlion, China's leading construction machinery producer has signed a new deal to purchase a majority stake in farm machinery maker Chery Heavy Industry. The deal is worth 340 million U.S. dollars.
CRIEnglish – 8/20/2014

Record-Breaking July for U.S. Milk Production
Milk production in the 23 major dairy states during July totaled 16.4 billion pounds, up 4.0 percent from July 2013.
USAgnet – 8/20/2014

New York's Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site Is Ready for Action
Part of the Federal Aviation Administration's goal of safely integrating unmanned aerial systems into the National Airspace System has been to select six different sites in the U.S. that will conduct UAS research and testing.
ZP – 8/20/2014

Ukraine to lose 15% of grain crop in violence-hit regions
Ukraine will lose 15 percent of its grain crop in two violence-hit regions in the country's east, a spokesman for Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said.
AG Professional – 8/19/2014

Farm equipment on roads to be discussed
Farmers and local town and law enforcement officials are invited to attend seminars to discuss enacted Wisconsin legislation that updates state laws regarding farm machinery operating on Wisconsin roadways.
Agri-View – 8/18/2014

Manitou Donates New Gehl Skid Loader to University of Wisconsin
A new Gehl skid loader was delivered to the grounds of University Wisconsin-Washington County, in West Bend, Wis., as a donation from Manitou Americas Inc.
Construction Equipment Guide – 8/16/2014

Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories
Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said Friday it will lay off 600 workers at four Midwest agricultural-equipment factories, including two in Illinois, because of declining demand for its products.
Chicago Tribune – 8/15/2014

Milk prices push farmland up in Chicago Fed District
While farmland values have been slipping in grain country, it's quite another story in dairy country. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says the value of good agricultural land in their district increased 2 percent from the first quarter to the second quarter and are 3 percent above a year ago.
Brownfield – 8/15/2014

Severe Drought In China's Northern Bread Basket Threatens Harvests
The agricultural research service Shanghai JC Intelligence predicts that China's corn yields may drop 1.5 percent this year, which could drive up domestic corn prices and compel farmers to use alternative grains for animal feed.
Bloomberg – 8/15/2014