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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It’s National FFA Week and I want to alert FFA members, and all of those who support them, about a great opportunity to participate in the 2012 New Century Farmer Conference. Case IH is a sponsor of this five-day, intensive program that, in cooperation with the National FFA Foundation, is intended to help young, prospective…

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One of the most popular online sources for agricultural information in Ontario is CropLine. Sponsored by the Ontario Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), CropLine is a weekly podcast covering all kinds of topics of interest to crop farmers. Peter Johnson, cereals specialist for field crops with OMAFRA is the voice behind CropLine,…

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Case IH is proud to introduce another member of the Case IH Axial-Flow 100 Owner Club. Arlynn Johnson of Evansville, Minn., bought his 100th Case IH combine on January 27. The former John Deere dealership owner bought his first combine 32 years ago. Now, he and his sons, Brent, Shawn and Lance run eight combines…

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Case IH recently presented the award of nine new Farmall® A tractors to the runners-up of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 2012 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions. These finalists demonstrate the leadership and skills that farmers need to meet the difficulties of the evolving agriculture industry.…

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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?

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It requires more management and skill than ever to Be Ready for the future. And while it’s impossible to have an expert on-staff for every area of your business, there are some very good sources online. To that end, we’ve added a “Related Ag Blogs” section on the right side of the blog. Each quarter,…

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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?…

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