Uptime is very important to Roy Wendte, owner/operator of Wendte Farms, Ltd., in Altamont, Ill. That’s why he’s impressed with the service he’s had from the Case IH AFS Support Center.Have you used the Support Center? If so, tell us about your experience!
During harvest, Kevin Knapp gets to hear comments from customers about how their Case IH Axial-Flow® combines perform in the field. Read his comments to find out why this is one of the favorite parts of his job, and tell us what you like best about your Axial-Flow combine! (more…)
In this Harvest Report, Case IH Combine Product Specialist Corwyn Lepp is our guest blogger. He tells us about conditions in his territory of South Dakota, western Iowa and western Minnesota. We’re anxious to hear about harvest progress in your part of the country. Were your yields better – or worse – than you expected. (more…)
Our guest blogger this week is Kevin Knapp, Case IH Combine Product Specialist serving northern Illinois, northern Indiana, northwest Ohio, and all of Wisconsin and Michigan. Read what he has to say, and tell us about harvest conditions in your area. (more…)
Terry Snack, Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Iowa, is this week’s harvest blogger. Snack was born and raised on a farm in east-central Illinois and went to work for International Harvester at about the same time the first Axial-Flow combine was introduced 35 years ago. In his three-plus decades with the company, Snack still “lives and breathes” combines. (more…)
This week’s harvest blogger is Dan Renaud (“the guy with the suspenders”), Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Renaud has been with the company for 32 years. He has spent the last 16 years as a Case IH Product Specialist and has focused solely on combines for the last 11 years. Like all Case IH Product Specialists, Renaud is based in the field, where he can most efficiently support Case IH customers and dealers. (more…)
When it comes to hay equipment to help you Be Ready for the upcoming growing season, we have some great resources within Case IH who are anxious to assist you. Brett DeVries, Case IH Hay and Forage Marketing Manager, is our guest blogger this week and shares insight into high-productivity equipment to help you get maximum hay yields. (more…)
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.
As harvest comes to a close, we’re reminded once again of nature’s power. The drought in Texas that devastated crops and livestock. The excessive spring moisture that prevented 30 percent of Manitoba from even being seeded.
Yet something else also stands out in the 2011 harvest reports from throughout North America. And that is, thanks to continuous innovations in big iron, farmers are increasingly able to work around Mother Nature. Obviously we’ll never defeat her completely, but we’re definitely winning more battles.
Harvest season is over in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, says Ryan Braun, the Case IH combine product specialist who covers the area. Braun – no relation to the Milwaukee Brewers slugger/MVP candidate of the same name – has served as a combine specialist for about a year and a half. Before joining Case IH, he spent three years working on a Syngenta research farm, and another six years at MacDon industries in Winnipeg. Braun grew up on a small grains farm just outside of Winnipeg, which his family still operates. He says he’s a big fan of farm equipment in general, but that he’s always been fascinated with combines “because of the incredible job they do.”
Canola and wheat are all done – even the stragglers are off. There are a couple inches of snow on the ground now. Some guys had a wet spring so they seeded late. But even those guys are done, and harvest went well.