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  • 3 Keys to Water Efficiency in Ag: Pivots, Pumps & Sprinklers

    Editor’s Note: A slightly different version of this article originally ran on progressiveforage.com. I may be biased when I say this, but because I grew up in agriculture, I know it’s the very best industry there is. How important is agriculture to our way of life?
    Editor’s Note: A slightly different version of this article originally ran on progressiveforage.com. I may be biased when I say this, but because I grew up in agriculture, I know it’s the very best industry there is. How important is agriculture to our way of life? · Jan 23, 2020
  • The Big Dry: Fighting Drought with Pivot Irrigation

    Recent drought in Australia, especially Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), has taken a heavy toll on agriculture and on growers in the region. Similar to the American practice of naming hurricanes and winter storms, people Down Under have started calling this extended round of drought “The Big Dry.” According to the Bureau of Meteorology and BBC News, southern Australia has just e...more
    Recent drought in Australia, especially Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), has taken a heavy toll on agriculture and on growers in the region. Similar to the American practice of naming hurricanes and winter storms, people Down Under have started calling this extended round of drought “The Big Dry.” According to the Bureau of Meteorology and BBC News, southern Australia has just e...more · Jan 31, 2019
  • Extend Your Center Pivot's Life: Conversions Cost Less, Offer Highest Value

    Jason Meyer had an old Gifford Hill pivot that was giving him trouble on his farm near Schuyler, Nebraska, last spring. “It had leaky gaskets, problems with the gearbox and a bad panel,” he says. He called Rod Dirkschneider of Vavrina, Inc., his local Valley® dealer, and scheduled conversions for the parts that weren’t performing well. “The conversions made it like a new pivot,” Meye...more
    Jason Meyer had an old Gifford Hill pivot that was giving him trouble on his farm near Schuyler, Nebraska, last spring. “It had leaky gaskets, problems with the gearbox and a bad panel,” he says. He called Rod Dirkschneider of Vavrina, Inc., his local Valley® dealer, and scheduled conversions for the parts that weren’t performing well. “The conversions made it like a new pivot,” Meye...more · Jan 07, 2019
  • More than Guests: The Contributions of Women in Agriculture

    Michele De Waal didn’t choose the ag life. The ag life chose her. She was raised in a family of farmers in rural Kansas. “My grandfather served in World War 2, and came back after the war and built his farm from scratch,” she says. “He was my childhood hero. His love for the land and for helping others stays with me today.” From the time she was a small child, she has been involved i...more
    Michele De Waal didn’t choose the ag life. The ag life chose her. She was raised in a family of farmers in rural Kansas. “My grandfather served in World War 2, and came back after the war and built his farm from scratch,” she says. “He was my childhood hero. His love for the land and for helping others stays with me today.” From the time she was a small child, she has been involved i...more · Nov 29, 2018
  • Drip Irrigation vs. Center Pivots: Separating Fact From Fiction: Part 1

    Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as superior methods — drip and center pivots. Growers now associate certain pluses and minuses with each. Some of these assumptions are true. Some are myths. So how do you make a decision between the two? You compare the facts. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some of these misconcept...more
    Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as superior methods — drip and center pivots. Growers now associate certain pluses and minuses with each. Some of these assumptions are true. Some are myths. So how do you make a decision between the two? You compare the facts. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some of these misconcept...more · Aug 30, 2018
  • Maintaining Your Center Pivots: Advice From an International Expert

    As many of you know, Valley® Irrigation is a global company. Farmers from all around the world utilize Valley center pivot technology, like AgSense® and BaseStation3™ irrigation monitoring, to increase their yields and water efficiency. Like local growers, international farmers face the same yearly challenges of running a farming operation. This includes proper pivot maintenance durin...more
    As many of you know, Valley® Irrigation is a global company. Farmers from all around the world utilize Valley center pivot technology, like AgSense® and BaseStation3™ irrigation monitoring, to increase their yields and water efficiency. Like local growers, international farmers face the same yearly challenges of running a farming operation. This includes proper pivot maintenance durin...more · Feb 13, 2017
  • How Technology Meet's Today's Farming Challenges

    Farming has become more complicated today than ever before. Farms are larger. Growers need to conserve soil and water. Different generations have different priorities. And to top it all off, there are more options for everything, from seed to tractors to irrigation machines. How do you deal with it all? Valley® Irrigation is addressing these challenges by developing new technologies ...more
    Farming has become more complicated today than ever before. Farms are larger. Growers need to conserve soil and water. Different generations have different priorities. And to top it all off, there are more options for everything, from seed to tractors to irrigation machines. How do you deal with it all? Valley® Irrigation is addressing these challenges by developing new technologies ...more · Jun 07, 2016