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Field Reports

Great conditions helped eastern Corn Belt farmers make good planting progress. A recent weather shift now threatens those tender, early emerging seedlings and has growers weighing their options. (more…)

Near-ideal conditions this spring have helped Minnesota farmers plant their crops in a timely fashion. It’s been a complete 180 from recent years. And that’s a good thing — as long as the rains return. (more…)

This Steiger® 370 Rowtrac™ 370 and True-Tandem™ 370 disk harrow await drier fields in Arkansas.

Planting Report: Tracked Tractors Shine This Spring

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Every season brings challenges and opportunities. Planting delays continue to test farmers across many Southern regions this spring. Many growers have seen firsthand how the latest Case IH technology can help them manage these challenges. (more…)

Case IH 4200 series and 4400 series corn heads deliver high-quality corn harvesting, with capacities that match your Axial-Flow® combine.

Harvest Report: Strong Finish Is in Sight

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We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the 2014 harvest season. In western Iowa, western Minnesota, South Dakota and southern North Dakota, the corn harvest is more than 50 percent complete, with yields of 160 to 190 bushels per acre. A good share of soybeans also have been harvested, with some of the best yields in Iowa at 60 or more bushels per acre.

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The Schott family in Osceola, Nebraska, runs an Axial-Flow® 8230 combine with 35-foot 3162 TerraFlex™ draper head and a Magnum™ 290 on the grain cart.

Harvest Report: Nebraska Running Full Speed

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Rain and late-maturing crops have created challenging harvest conditions in Nebraska. Case IH Combine Specialist Jesse Williams shares his perspective on this year’s crop.

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Mother Nature didn’t make it too easy to get seed in the ground in many parts this spring. However, the pace picked up rapidly once she gave a window of opportunity. Along the way, Case IH crop production specialists have shared planting reports, including how Case IH equipment is helping producers make the most out of adverse conditions and provide a better environment for germination. (more…)

Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Middleton, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. Jeff grew up helping on his grandparents’ poultry farm, where they also had an ornamental shrub nursery. Before joining Case IH, Jeff spent 18 years in the seed business.  (more…)

Today’s guest blogger is Kurt Hohlbein, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Ohio, northern Indiana and western Michigan. He grew up on a row crop farm in Ohio and has been a Crop Production Specialist for the past three years. (more…)

A Case IH Precision Disk 500 and 3580 air cart roll through fields in central North Dakota on May 10. Please note this video has no sound.

Today’s guest blogger is Trent Hardy, Case IH Regional Sales Manager for Crop Production from the Canadian border to Iowa. Hardy grew up working on a farm, while his father managed the local grain elevator. Hardy has been with Case IH for four years. Prior to becoming Regional Sales Manager, he served as a Territory Sales Manager for central and eastern North Dakota. (more…)

This week’s planting report comes from Dave Brennan, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Nebraska, Colorado and western Kansas. He grew up on a diversified farm in northwest Iowa, raising corn, soybeans and livestock. Joining Case IH right after college, Brennan has served in a variety of roles with the company, including Parts & Service Quality Supervisor at the Grand Island combine manufacturing facility, Field Service Rep, Manager of Field Service Operations, Parts & Service Rep, and Precision Farming Product Specialist, before assuming his current post.  (more…)