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Valley Blog

Valley® Irrigation is the worldwide leader in precision irrigation. The Valley brand of center pivot, linear, and corner equipment provides solutions for conserving water and meeting the growing demand for food.
  • Peak Potatoes (Center Pivot Irrigation on Hills)

    Editor: This story originally ran in the July 2018 issue of Potato Grower Magazine. The Atchley family ranch consists of 5,000 acres near Ashton in southeastern Idaho, just southwest of Yellowstone National Park. Their land lies on the Northern Snake River plain, with clean, mountain spring water. The soil is rich volcanic d...more
    Editor: This story originally ran in the July 2018 issue of Potato Grower Magazine. The Atchley family ranch consists of 5,000 acres near Ashton in southeastern Idaho, just southwest of Yellowstone National Park. Their land lies on the Northern Snake River plain, with clean, mountain spring water. The soil is rich volcanic d...more · Jul 19, 2018
  • Persistence and Technology Pay Off for Nebraska Farm Family

    Roric Paulman grew up on the farm his grandfather had established near Sutherland, Neb. With his dad’s blessing, he moved to Omaha in his early 20s to gain business experience. Roric got married, started a family, and ran a six-state auto/diesel service business. During the farm crisis of 1985, Roric’s dad called him one day and said, “Do you want to farm?” Roric quit his $75,000-a-ye...more
    Roric Paulman grew up on the farm his grandfather had established near Sutherland, Neb. With his dad’s blessing, he moved to Omaha in his early 20s to gain business experience. Roric got married, started a family, and ran a six-state auto/diesel service business. During the farm crisis of 1985, Roric’s dad called him one day and said, “Do you want to farm?” Roric quit his $75,000-a-ye...more · Jul 12, 2018
  • The 8th Wonder of the World: Center Pivots

    Imagine a single company being able to produce enough food for more than 100,000 people per day. And not just a snack; we mean a full meal of tomato, onion, corn, soy, wheat, beans, green beans and pork. Not to mention coffee. This agricultural power exists and is located in Alto Paranaíba, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil: DB Agricultura e Pecuária (DB Agriculture and Livestock)....more
    Imagine a single company being able to produce enough food for more than 100,000 people per day. And not just a snack; we mean a full meal of tomato, onion, corn, soy, wheat, beans, green beans and pork. Not to mention coffee. This agricultural power exists and is located in Alto Paranaíba, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil: DB Agricultura e Pecuária (DB Agriculture and Livestock)....more · Jul 05, 2018
  • Valley Irrigation: Long-Lasting Pivots, Long-Lasting Dealers

    When discussing his long career with Mike Ames, one thing comes through loud and clear: the gratitude he feels. “I feel blessed to be involved in ag and in the water business,” Mike says. “Valley® is the best vendor by far. They offer tremendous support. As Valley has grown, it has given individuals such as myself the opportunity to grow with them. I feel really privileged.” Mike sta...more
    When discussing his long career with Mike Ames, one thing comes through loud and clear: the gratitude he feels. “I feel blessed to be involved in ag and in the water business,” Mike says. “Valley® is the best vendor by far. They offer tremendous support. As Valley has grown, it has given individuals such as myself the opportunity to grow with them. I feel really privileged.” Mike sta...more · Jun 28, 2018
  • Become an Irrigation Expert!

    Choosing the right irrigation solution is essential to maximizing farm revenue, but it can be difficult to find reliable irrigation information. The best place for growers to get on-demand irrigation information is at irrigation.education. Accessible 24/7, this interactive and easy-to-use website allows users to research and understand irrigation and irrigation systems. Whether you a...more
    Choosing the right irrigation solution is essential to maximizing farm revenue, but it can be difficult to find reliable irrigation information. The best place for growers to get on-demand irrigation information is at irrigation.education. Accessible 24/7, this interactive and easy-to-use website allows users to research and understand irrigation and irrigation systems. Whether you a...more · Jun 26, 2018
  • There's No Replacement for the Best (Trust Valley Genuine Parts)

    Every crop has stages when proper irrigation is essential for the best possible yield: Germination. Emergence. Tasseling. Keeping your pivots running is always important, but even moreso during those critical times. No matter what brand or type of pivot is over the crop, the best way to assure your pivot is running is with the best in the industry: your local Valley® dealer and ...more
    Every crop has stages when proper irrigation is essential for the best possible yield: Germination. Emergence. Tasseling. Keeping your pivots running is always important, but even moreso during those critical times. No matter what brand or type of pivot is over the crop, the best way to assure your pivot is running is with the best in the industry: your local Valley® dealer and ...more · Jun 21, 2018
  • ICON Smart Panels: A Customer-Driven Irrigation Product

    The Valley® ICON® panel launch last year was arguably the most successful product launch in the long history of Valmont. This is largely due to our customer-driven process, which includes constant input from growers and dealers in product development. From testing and prototyping until the media day and market launch, Valley Irrigation includes “Voice of the Customer” r...more
    The Valley® ICON® panel launch last year was arguably the most successful product launch in the long history of Valmont. This is largely due to our customer-driven process, which includes constant input from growers and dealers in product development. From testing and prototyping until the media day and market launch, Valley Irrigation includes “Voice of the Customer” r...more · Jun 19, 2018
  • Technology: The Catalyst for Efficient Irrigation

    Peter Drucker, an American-Austrian author once said, “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” Growing up, I remember always trying to use a set of wheels to help with whatever job I was doing. Unfortunately, trying to come up with “an easier way” often cost me more time than it would have just to do the job the proven way from the beginning using t...more
    Peter Drucker, an American-Austrian author once said, “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” Growing up, I remember always trying to use a set of wheels to help with whatever job I was doing. Unfortunately, trying to come up with “an easier way” often cost me more time than it would have just to do the job the proven way from the beginning using t...more · Jun 14, 2018
  • AgSense Remote Irrigation Monitoring Helps Minnesota Grower Produce Top-Quality Potatoes

    Irrigation is important for many growers, but some crops have more demanding moisture requirements than others. Pete Ewing, a second-generation potato farmer near Big Lake, Minnesota, has found that red potatoes are picky about getting the right amount of water. "People buy red potatoes by appearance," Pete explains. "They want them to look pretty. We're on fairly sandy soil here, and...more
    Irrigation is important for many growers, but some crops have more demanding moisture requirements than others. Pete Ewing, a second-generation potato farmer near Big Lake, Minnesota, has found that red potatoes are picky about getting the right amount of water. "People buy red potatoes by appearance," Pete explains. "They want them to look pretty. We're on fairly sandy soil here, and...more · Jun 12, 2018