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Well-known agronomists Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. Through radio and TV programs and during workshops, the Heftys help educate and provide information to farmers to improve their profitability. In this blog post, Brian and Darren discuss steps you can take to improve alfalfa production. I invite you to read their post and let us know what management practices you utilize to maximize your alfalfa crop. (more…)

From warm weather in the South in early March to snow and then floods in May in the Midwest, farmers have had to deal with just about every weather condition while trying to plant. Our crop production specialists have shared their reports during this unpredictable season. We’d like to hear your planting report. Are you still trying to wrap up planting? How much rain did you get over the holiday weekend?  (more…)

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Swanson, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. A 29-year veteran with Case IH, Mark has specialized in planters since 2006. Read his report and let us know if crops in your area are starting to emerge. (more…)

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2013 Planting Report: Catching Up in the Dakotas

Categories: Field Reports

Today’s guest blogger is Tom Peterson, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering northwestern Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas. Peterson grew up on a farm in east central South Dakota. The farm started as a dairy farm and transitioned to only producing corn and soybeans. Prior to joining Case IH, Peterson worked as a sales manager for a seed treatment and micronutrient fertilizer business and worked for a financial receivables company that emphasized agribusiness. Read his report and let us know how soil conditions are in your area. (more…)

This week’s planting report comes from C.J. Parker, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering Michigan, northwest Ohio and the northern half of Indiana. C.J. grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Dwight, Ill., about 80 miles south of Chicago. His dad, uncle and cousin still operate the farm. At Case IH for more than two years, C.J. spent the previous five years as a seed production agronomist. Read his report and let us know if you’re dealing with weeds in any of your fields and how you’re getting rid of them. (more…)

Dave Brennan is the Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Nebraska, Colorado and southern South Dakota. 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 and 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. Read his report and let us know if you’ve used the new Case IH Precision Disk 500T air disk drill, and what you think about seeding with it. (more…)

Guest-blogging for us today is Tony McClelland, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for northern Illinois and two-thirds of Missouri. Growing up, McClelland spent his summers working on a farm. He started with Case IH in 1999 in tech support for Case IH Magnum™ and Maxxum® tractors. Before becoming a Crop Production Specialist, McClelland worked in inside sales, High Horsepower tractor marketing, and served as a Tractor Specialist. Read his report and let us know if farmers are getting anxious to plant or rolling full steam ahead in your area(more…)

Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Middleton, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 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. Read his report and let us know the planting progress in your area. (more…)

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Magnum Tractors: 25 Years of Being Ready

Categories: From the Editor

To celebrate the silver anniversary of the Magnum™ tractor, we’ve been inviting enthusiasts to upload their favorite photos and/or stories about the impact Magnum tractors have made in their farming operation. Share your story with us or read others’ stories by visiting our “Celebrating 25 years of innovation” Facebook page tab(more…)

Kyle Riesberg, Case IH Crop Production Sales Specialist who covers virtually all of Kansas (all but two Kansas Case IH dealers are in his territory), files the following planting report. Kyle grew up on a corn and soybean farm in western Iowa and started with Case IH in January 2008 as a Planter Product Specialist.

Read his report below and let us know if planting has started in your area. We want to hear from you! (more…)

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