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Looks to me like a whole lot of money spent to get your name in a book. I am an American harvester and I wouldn't have walked across the street to watch, let alone participate.
Nah I doubt American farmers would cooperate this well. They would worry about liability/insurance issues, biofuel incentives and Congressional payments before they would get together on something like this. American agriculture at its finest.
Previous record was in Australia, this record is in Ireland -- how about the good ol' U.S.A.? Surely we could put something bigger than this together if we tried.