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It can be a challenge to keep an eye on your crops while you’re still trying to get all of your crops in the ground. But that seems to be the theme this spring. Early season scouting is critical to your crops’ success. Be sure to make time to head off any threats. (more…)

Follow the ProHarvest Tour

A proactive approach is the only approach to farm safety. That’s why Case IH annually launches its ProHarvest support tour with a safety training session. It’s a wildly popular, fast-approaching event. Plan now to attend May 25 or 26 in Oklahoma. (more…)

Spring planting wouldn’t be spring planting without up-and-down weather. But there comes a time when we would welcome an extended dry spell to bring the season to a timely conclusion. Many farmers in parts of Illinois and Indiana are more than ready to see the dust fly again.

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Like most farmers these days, you’re keeping a close eye on costs. If you raise livestock, you know feed is your largest expense. Did you also know that ramping up your hay quality can help reduce those expenses? It all starts with a little time, timeliness and, of course, some good fortune. (more…)

Efficiency is more than a buzzword this growing season. For many of you, it’s your mantra. When it comes to application, efficiency is about more than conserving inputs — it’s about product and natural resources stewardship.1 So make time to calibrate your spray equipment now and throughout the application season. (more…)

Recent rainfall has helped improve soil moisture across the northern Plains and will help already-planted crops get off to a good start. While you’re waiting for your fields to dry, it’s a good time to make sure your planting equipment is ready to roll. (more…)

We’ve all seen the pictures of field-ready seeding equipment dusted with — and occasionally buried in — snow. Those reminders raise the question: Is there a planting season more volatile than spring in spring wheat country? (more…)

From high-quality dairy hay to horse hay or the grass hay that feeds the country’s expanding cow herd, a timely harvest is good for your livestock, your hay-buying customers and your bottom line. Now is the time to spend some time with your hay equipment and in your hayfields. (more…)

Sprayer nozzle selection and performance might have more impact on your bottom line than any other equipment component. At the very least, their impact is greater than we think. So give your nozzles the attention they deserve before heading to the field this spring. (more…)

Ideal planting days are — or soon will be — upon us. How many of those days will you get this spring? How many will you need? If you properly prepare your planter before you pull it through that first field gate, you’ll help make the most of each perfect planting day. (more…)