New economist for AEA

The Agricultural Engineering Association (AEA) has appointed Stephen Howarth as its new agricultural economist. He succeeds Chris Evans, who retired from the AEA last autumn after 42 years service.  In his new post, Mr Howarth will specialise in economic analysis and...

New chief exec for the NAAC

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) has appointed Duncan Russell as its new chief executive. Mr Russell will take up his new post from this month.  Mr Russell arrives at the NAAC after several years running the National Sprayer Test Scheme,...

UK tractor sales down by 10% at HI 2016

Tractor sales have fallen by just under 10% in the year to date, show statistics from the Agricultural Engineers Association. The figures are a guide to farmers’ confidence to invest in their businesses.   In the first six months of 2016, 5,382 agricultural tractors...

Q1 UK tractor sales down 9.5%

UK tractor sales in the first three months of 2016 dropped 9.5% year on year, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA). The Association says 2,382 agricultural tractors – machines of 50 horsepower and over – were registered for road...