Everything that happens out in the field — from a bountiful yield to a productive harvest — starts with a properly planted seed. And while winter may not be over just yet, properly preparing your planter now can help you get a productivity-boosting head start to the season.

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Darren Hefty of Ag PhD takes a plant tissue sample. Well-known agronomists Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. Through radio and television programs and during workshops, the Heftys help educate farmers and provide information to help farmers improve their profitability. In this blog post, Brian and Darren discuss how to…

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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…

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Robert Johnston, on left, city manager of Frederick, Okla., presented Case IH and GPTC with a citation from the state of Oklahoma for their continuous commitment to wheat harvest workers’ safety. Also pictured (left to right) are Dan Renaud, Case IH combine product specialist, Jim Smith, GPTC’s agricultural & machine repair instructor, Gary Tyler, GPTC’s…

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Seed was going in the ground early just about everywhere this spring – up to four weeks early in some spots. As a result, virtually all the corn is planted, and soybeans are close. And other than scattered patches of corn in northern Indiana and Illinois that got dinged with frost, the early-planting gamble seems…

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Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Middleton, the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Ontario. Jeff grew up helping on his grandparents’ poultry farm, where they also had an ornamental shrub nursery. Before joining Case IH, Jeff spent 18 years in the seed business. 

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Although the next AG CONNECT Expo and Summit won’t be held until January 2013, organizers have launched a new “Masters & Mavericks” campaign to recognize producers who best exemplify the qualities required to be among the best in the business. Beginning now through Friday, June 8, one of the Masters & Mavericks will be revealed…

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