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…)
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…)
The “Big Three” Case IH fluids – No. 1 engine oil, Hy-Tran and coolant – will be coming soon for superior performance in Case IH equipment. These fluids help producers meet the demands of both Tier 4A engines and CVT transmissions, and they can also be used on legacy equipment. What type of fluids do you use on your equipment? Share your thoughts with us. (more…)
The past two posts in our agronomic challenges series have discussed soil compaction and crop residue. In our last installment with Case IH experts and moderator Jim Patrico, senior editor of DTN/The Progressive Farmer, who were at this year’s AG CONNECT Expo, we learn about managing risks associated with shifting crop patterns and practices. How are you managing risk on your operation?
James McCutcheon, equipment sales for Case IH dealer H&R Agri-Power in Tanner, Ala., was at Brad Lamon’s house discussing equipment when he spotted a green, battery-powered toy tractor belonging to Brad’s son, Judson, in their driveway. (more…)
Last but not least, we’d like to introduce you to the 2013 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award runners-up. These winners were awarded a Case IH Farmall® 65A during the AFBF annual meeting in January in Nashville, Tenn. We highlighted the Discussion Meet and and Excellence in Agriculture runner-up winners in previous posts. (more…)
Last week, we introduced you to the runners-up of the 2013 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet competition. This week, we honor the runners-up of the Excellence in Agriculture event. These runner-up winners were awarded a Case IH Farmall® 45A during the AFBF annual meeting in January in Nashville, Tenn. (more…)
Not many people can say they’ve won a tractor! The nine runners-up of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 2013 Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) competitive events recently were honored with a Case IH Farmall A tractor at the AFBF annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Events included the Discussion Meet, Excellence in Agriculture and Achievement Award. There are three runners-up in each competition. We’ll be introducing you to each of them in a series of posts, starting with the runner-up winners of the Discussion Meet. (more…)
For more than 170 years, we have recognized the important role farmers play in providing safe, quality food and fiber for people around the world. We are excited to team up with sister company, Ram Trucks, in a campaign that declares 2013 “The Year of the Famer.” Did you see the Ram Trucks Super Bowl ad that kicked off the campaign?