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Most farmers today plant seeds that have been genetically modified in some way, such as being more resistant to disease or pests. The science behind this process is complex and the scientists behind it invest years in their research. In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we are honoring a few of the scientists who have helped make advances in modern agriculture. (more…)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development is helping make high-speed Internet a reality in rural areas. Read on to see how this impacts your business and increases your competitiveness. (more…)

Food for thought on Thanksgiving

Food For Thought On Thanksgiving

Categories: From the Editor

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, we’re grateful for farmers who work tirelessly to grow our food. We give thanks too for the bountiful resources we have in North America: productive soils, structured markets, a quality infrastructure and the technology that allows us to keep improving efficiency and yields. Other areas of the world are not as fortunate.

Howard G. Buffett, a speaker at the Borlaug Dialogue symposium during the World Food Prize this fall, has worked extensively in Africa to alleviate hunger. A farmer, philanthropist, and son of Warren Buffett, he is also a gifted photographer, and documented the hunger situation in his book, Fragile – The Human Condition. Through his journey, he discovered that we can’t solve other people’s problems, no matter how much money we spend; people need to be engaged in solving their own problems, with help from others.

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Seven Billion and Growing

According to the United Nations, today is the day.  Our population will reach 7 billion.

And, while most of us are blessed to have a bountiful food supply – and even a healthy stash of treats on this Halloween day – this population milestone has many asking what it will take to meet the needs of a population that is growing by an estimated 200,000 people each day.

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Scouting crops with the Case IH Scout Utility Vehicle

Providing Food For All

From humble beginnings 25 years ago, the World Food Prize has grown into a week-long recognition of food security issues and a celebration of those working to curb it. Called the World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, the event brings together world leaders to address current food issues and future needs in feeding people around the globe. The Prize was presented in Des Moines, Iowa last week.

When we talk about being ready, Dr. Norman Borlaug walked the walk. He worked tirelessly to improve grain varieties, and was honored as a 1970 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for his efforts. He supported the integration of public and private research efforts into viable technologies, and encouraged political leaders to bring these advances to fruition. Dr. Borlaug founded the World Food Prize, and would be proud of what it has become.

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0 Harvesting Simplified Part 1: Customers Talk About Axial Flow Combines

We visited some customers in the field to ask them why they like using Case IH Axial-Flow combines during harvest. Check out this video that captures their comments about cab comfort, grain quality, and overall efficiency.

In the mean time, learn more about Axial-Flow combines by visiting your local Case IH dealer or checking us out online at: http://www.caseih.com/en_us/Products/Harvesting/Pages/caseih-combines.aspx. To see more Case IH videos, visit our YouTube channel.

A Bright Future Awaits You, AG Graduates

Categories: Future Ag Leaders

collegegrad A Bright Future Awaits You, AG GraduatesThanks to an expanding population and growing need for food, a U.S. Department of Agriculture outlook report forecasts that five percent more college graduates with expertise in agricultural and food systems, renewable energy, and the environment will be needed from 2010 to 2015.

According to FeedstuffsFoodlink.com, “Optimistic Career Outlook Awaits Ag Graduates”, the USDA projects about 54,400 annual career openings nationally for individuals with college degrees in food, renewable resources, and environmental specialties through 2015.

What can ag grads expect for available occupational opportunities in the coming years? (more…)

Blog Share: Five Ethanol Myths, Busted

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If you’ve been following the Case IH BE READY blog, you’ve seen that we occasionally share thought-provoking blogs or news articles related to the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture today and in the future.

Ethanol continues to be a major topic of discussion both inside and outside agriculture circles, as evidenced by this article on Wired.com. In “Five Ethanol Myths, Busted”, author Forrest Jehlik, a mechanical engineer in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory Transportation Technology Research & Development Center, discusses five prevailing myths related to ethanol production, its effect on the world’s food supply and the environment and gas mileage.

Regardless of your position on ethanol production in the U.S., the purpose of this blog share is to make you aware of the latest issues and discussions taking place.

Read “Five Ethanol Myths, Busted”

Blog Share: Five Ethanol Myths, Busted

cornhorizontal 544x362 Blog Share: Five Ethanol Myths, Busted

If you’ve been following the Case IH BE READY blog, you’ve seen that we occasionally share thought-provoking blogs or news articles related to the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture today and in the future.

Ethanol continues to be a major topic of discussion both inside and outside agriculture circles, as evidenced by this article on Wired.com. In “Five Ethanol Myths, Busted”, author Forrest Jehlik, a mechanical engineer in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory Transportation Technology Research & Development Center, discusses five prevailing myths related to ethanol production, its effect on the world’s food supply and the environment and gas mileage.

Regardless of your position on ethanol production in the U.S., the purpose of this blog share is to make you aware of the latest issues and discussions taking place.

Read “Five Ethanol Myths, Busted”

Blog Share: Five Ethanol Myths, Busted

cornhorizontal 544x362 Blog Share: Five Ethanol Myths, Busted

If you’ve been following the Case IH BE READY blog, you’ve seen that we occasionally share thought-provoking blogs or news articles related to the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture today and in the future.

Ethanol continues to be a major topic of discussion both inside and outside agriculture circles, as evidenced by this article on Wired.com. In “Five Ethanol Myths, Busted”, author Forrest Jehlik, a mechanical engineer in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory Transportation Technology Research & Development Center, discusses five prevailing myths related to ethanol production, its effect on the world’s food supply and the environment and gas mileage.

Regardless of your position on ethanol production in the U.S., the purpose of this blog share is to make you aware of the latest issues and discussions taking place.

Read “Five Ethanol Myths, Busted”

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