Powering the Farm of the Future: Efficient, Clean Diesel

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TULARE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diesel engines play a key role in the  powering over 75 percent of all large agricultural machines and equipment, transporting 90 percent of agricultural products and pumping one-fifth of irrigation water in the United States.

As the convenes, the latest in farm tractors and machines and equipment will take center stage. Farm tractors, combines, irrigation pumps and other equipment are the workhorses in an industry vital to our global economy and quality of life.

Whether 1,000 commercial acres of grain or a 20-acre hobby farm, farmers need reliable, durable and efficient machines and equipment with adequate power, performance and reliability. This combination of features, along with continuous improvement, is why diesel remains the technology of choice for large and small farms alike.

For tomorrow’s farms, increased efficiency and productivity will be in high demand. , by 2050 a global population of 9.8 billion will demand 70 percent more food than is consumed today. Innovations in farming and food production, as well as increased systems efficiency, are part of the solution. Like in other sectors, an emphasis on data, connectivity and automation enables smart farming systems and biotechnologies.

Advancements in diesel powertrains enable farm equipment to be more productive and achieve greater yields, using less fuel, with near-zero emissions that provide clean air and sustainability benefits to agricultural communities. There is no better place to recognize these advancements than here in California, the breadbasket that feeds the world.

Leaders in agricultural engine and equipment technology include , , , , and .

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Sarah Dirndorfer
Diesel Technology Forum
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sdirndorfer@dieselforum.org

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Globe Newswire: 21:25 GMT Tuesday 13th February 2018

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