Nov 30, 2021

AGCO Leaders Elected to AEM

Robert Crain elected AEM Chair of Board of Directors; Bill Hurley to serve as Vice Chair of Agriculture Equipment Sector Board

AGCO Corp. announces Robert Crain, SVP customer experience, and Bill Hurley, VP distribution, have been elected to key leadership positions within the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

Crain was elected to serve as chair of the association’s Board of Directors and Hurley was elected as vice chair of AEM’s Agriculture Equipment Sector Board. Both terms will begin in January and extend through 2022.

AEM is North America’s leading organization for advancing construction and agriculture equipment manufacturers and their value chain partners in the global marketplace. The association provides representation and advocacy for manufacturers’ concerns and highlights their role in equipping communities across North America with well-paying jobs and the equipment needed to compete in the global community. AEM works to accelerate economic growth, enable members to make highly informed business decisions, and promote safe and efficient operations.

“The challenges facing our economy today are significant, and AEM stands ready to represent the needs and concerns of our industries and workers," says Crain.

"We will work tirelessly to assist the country’s leaders in their efforts to rebuild our industrial and rural infrastructure and ensure that the world’s best workforce is equipped with the skills and operations needed for bright and secure futures.”

Hurley will be focused on the agriculture equipment manufacturing issues that impact AGCO’s brands.

“The last two years have underscored the tremendous importance of this country’s food producers and the industries that support them,” says Hurley.

“Our primary goals will be to ensure that we’re enabling the critical systems required at all levels, such as robust supply chains, flexible transportation and shipping, and innovative educational and training programs.”

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

Bovizyme™ GA Enzyme

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  • Improved feed efficiency through increased bodyweight gain and lower feed intake

VersaMix Triple Shaft Mixers

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GUC-F Controller

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  • 10.1” touchscreen
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Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Expansion - Kinston, NC

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Marketwatch: Jan, 27

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open: 6.0509
high: 6.1392
low: 6.0271
close: 6.1307

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 13.6827
high: 13.9874
low: 13.6618
close: 13.954

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 8.0183
high: 8.0333
low: 7.8538
close: 7.9653

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 7.6378
high: 7.6553
low: 7.4777
close: 7.5549