Ag Issues & Insights
The enacted Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Tax Relief Act of 2010) includes several business-related tax incentives for U.S. farmers who choose to invest in and place equipment into service in 2012.* Taking advantage of these benefits is another way to Be Ready for the increasing demand to feed a growing population. (more…)
Mark Burns, Case IH marketing manager for application equipment, covers sprayer topics in this new series. His first guest blog post addresses how to know when to spray and when not to spray. His insights can help you Be Ready throughout the growing season. (more…)
Many of you are still gearing up, or perhaps just impatiently waiting for the first crop insurance planting date: April 6 for corn in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and April 11 for Iowa and Minnesota. So what’s top-of-mind for you during this critical window? (more…)
Warm temperatures have farmers heading to the fields early this year. There are reports of corn being planted in many states while some ponder, is it too early to put seed in the ground? In other areas, producers are planting spring wheat a month earlier than usual. Regardless of planting dates, farmers are busy preparing fields and equipment. (more…)
We wrap-up our series on hay production with guest blogger Kevin Shinners, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who can help you gain insight and Be Ready for the upcoming growing season. Here he shares his thoughts on new telematics technology and how it can help improve efficiencies on-farm. (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…)
Today, we begin a short series of posts on hay production insights. Our guest blogger is hay and forage expert, Kevin Shinners, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who can help you gain insight and Be Ready for the upcoming growing season. Here he shares his thoughts on how to ensure that the hay you’re harvesting is of the highest quality, so you can reap the benefits of high market prices. (more…)
To Be Ready for the future, you need all the best tools at your disposal: the best equipment, the best technology and the best seed, among other things. Reports of possible seed shortages for the coming season have created discussion in agriculture circles. Are the reports real, or are they exaggerated? What do you think? (more…)
The talk about the Department of Labor’s proposed regulations on child labor has been high in the agriculture community, and for good reason, but some are questioning whether improving farm safety and providing more education to farm workers might be the answer – not changing the law.
Do you think the proposal should be passed? Is changing the law needed or would improving farm safety be the solution? Leave a comment and let us know. (more…)
Traditionally, purchasing farmland has been one of the best investments a farmer can make, but what about when land is $20,000 an acre?! A 74-acre tract of Iowa farmland sold for that amount earlier this month. We want to know what you’re hearing about land prices – are they similar to the ranges mentioned below? Let us know.