Ag Issues & Insights
Whether it was serving breakfast to area farmers, driving a tractor to school or taking on a community service project, you likely have great memories about National FFA Week. Now — starting Saturday — you have a chance to help ensure this annual event leaves a similar, lasting impression on today’s members of the National FFA Organization.
No matter the size of your farming operation, you’re likely looking hard for ways to balance resources, labor and investment for maximum returns. It’s a proposition Canadian farmer Jason Girodat considers almost daily. Case IH equipment and technology are helping him meet the challenge.
Whether the groundhog proves right or wrong, you’ve still got time to knock out a few more projects before spring. Here are a few ideas about how to make the most out of what’s left of winter:
Would you head to the field in the morning before fueling up? How about before checking the fluid levels in your tractor? Or inspecting and lubricating your equipment? Now, how often do you check the air in your tires before you pull out of the shed? If a pressure check isn’t routine, it could be costing you big bucks.
When unique challenges threaten your livelihood, you can throw up your hands. Or, like a group of Ohio farmers, you can throw your arms around the situation and tackle it head on. (more…)
Chasing what’s trendy can get you in trouble — at least that’s the conventional wisdom. But it’s during challenging times like these that so-called trendy practices often have emerged because they’ve stood up to strict scrutiny. They’ve proven their value.
With so many variables in farming and today’s tighter margins, it’s important to focus on what you can control. In other words, it’s time to ramp up your risk management. And there’s no better time to start than today.
As we gather with family, friends and other loved ones during this special season, we wish you the happiest of holidays.
If winter hasn’t found its way to your farm yet, you likely know all too well that it’s only a matter of time. And if you haven’t had the chance to prepare for winter’s worst, here are some important considerations.
You’ve got a lot of important decisions to make at this time of year. When you determine an equipment addition or upgrade makes sense, Case IH Certified Pre-Owned might be the easiest decision of all.