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Case IH is Ready for the 2014 Commodity Classic

Categories: Farm Shows

With a full line up of agricultural equipment in tow, Case IH is excited to visit with you at Commodity Classic on Feb. 27-March 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Named the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, the 2014 Commodity Classic is one show you won’t want to miss.

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In this third installment of our Agronomic Design Insights video series Video, Terry Snack, a Case IH Combine Product Specialist, focuses on how the Agronomic Design principles of the Case IH Axial-Flow® combines and corn heads can help reduce ear drop and loose kernel loss.

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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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In western Canada, Mother Nature blessed farmers with a great growing season – but a seriously challenging harvest – says this week’s guest blogger, Louis Melanson. A Case IH combine product specialist since 1999, Melanson has been with the company for 35 years. He grew up on a farm in eastern Canada, and has always been drawn to big agricultural iron. He wound up working with combines because he was intrigued by the capability to use 30-foot plus headers at 5 mph to harvest canola, which is a very light seed. Melanson jokes that he became a combine specialist “by reading the manual.” 

Canola and wheat account for the majority of crops in my area, along with some barley. We’re probably 90 percent done with canola. But it’s getting tougher to get that last 10 percent out, because the snow’s starting to fall. Customers can only combine a few hours a day.

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Depending on where you are in the country, harvest is most likely well under way, or for a lucky few of you, complete. With this post, we’re beginning a new series featuring Harvest Reports from Case IH Combine Product Specialists based throughout North America.  Case IH product specialists are located in the field close to the customers and dealers they support.  They bring a unique level of local specialized product expertise to the dealers and customers they support. Our guest blogger for this week is Ryan G. Miller, the Case IH Combine Product Specialist, supporting customers and dealers in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Ryan, who originally is from western Kansas, brings previous industry experience and knowledge with him in his second full harvest season with Case IH.

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