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…)
We have five new Farmall® tractors to help meet your demands for rugged yet comfortable and easy-to-operate equipment. These Farmall C and Farmall U utility tractors reliably and cost-effectively deliver power and performance to get your day-to-day jobs done: (more…)
In our last Be Ready blog post, we shared findings from the Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®). To summarize, the report stated that even though the use of new agricultural technologies has made food more abundant and has helped reduce hunger, we won’t be able to meet future global food demand unless productivity increases are achieved in every region of the world. Do you agree? How much more productive do you think agriculture can be? (more…)
North American farmers are among the most productive producers in the world, but rising food needs from a growing world population require us to increase productivity even more. Do you think we can meet this demand? What improvements do you plan to make in your farming operation next year? (more…)
At Case IH, we design equipment with a producer’s agronomy needs in mind. Every individual plant counts and that’s why we design our equipment specifically to help maximize yield potential. For more information, watch this video. (more…)
Turn ideas into action at the Case IH booth, #1003, at AG CONNECT Expo. It will take place at the Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Mo., from Jan. 29-31. Are you planning to go? What do you hope to learn?
Today’s guest blogger is Mitch Kaiser, the Marketing Manager for Steiger® tractors. He’s been with the company for 37 years, with a third of these in Product Development, so he knows a thing or two about cab evolution. You can see Mitch in this short video of a Steiger Cab walkaround, shot during the 2011 Farm Progress show. Take a look at how we’re maximizing creature comforts in the Steiger cab, and let us know what you think. What’s the best cab design innovation so far? What technology have you adopted that you can’t live without? What do you think will be the next big thing?
Harvest is progressing well in the North Central region, thanks to dry weather throughout the harvest season. It never rained during soybean harvest. And according to guest blogger Mike King, the Case IH combine product specialist for Minnesota and Central Iowa, the only thing slowing down the corn harvest is some down corn in a few areas. A member of the combine team (which he calls “the best job in the company”) since 2006, King has been with Case IH for 23 years.
There’s good news and bad news in the harvest reports coming out of the Southern Plains. Severe drought in Texas and Oklahoma has obviously taken a toll on yields in 2011. The good news is: Prices for some crops are twice what they were in 2010, and harvest is ahead of schedule, says this week’s harvest blogger, Dan Renaud (“the guy with the suspenders”). Renaud is the Case IH combine product specialist responsible for Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. With the company for 31 years, Renaud has spent the last 16 years as a Case IH product specialist, and the last decade focusing solely on combines. Like all Case IH product specialists, Renaud is based in the field, where he can most efficiently support Case IH customers and dealers.
It’s one thing when we say it, but we understand when you hear it from a farmer it’s a whole different story. We’re talking about the importance of Efficient Power to a modern operation, and how power, fuel economy, maximum uptime and operator comfort all can help make the most out of every hour of every day.
Today’s video features Brad Ramp of McLean, Illinois, who tells us that when you’re trying to plant “a large amount of acres with a limited amount of equipment,” you can’t afford downtime or operator fatigue. Brad’s 2011 Tier 4 Magnum tractor delivers is efficient, responsive, nonstop power that works as hard as he does. As Brad says, “When it’s time to plant, we’ll run 24 hours a day.”