With margins squeezed tighter than a gopher in a hay baler, efficiency and cost containment have become agriculture’s near-term mantra. Effectively marketing your crop to maximize income is critical, but as you prepare for the coming growing season, consider the expense side of the ledger.
By now, you’ve likely already begun implementing your 2015 cropping plan — seed order is in; your fall fertilizer is down; spring fertilizer is locked in; herbicide decisions are formulated. As you continue developing next year’s plan, don’t forget to factor in some flexibility.
If your holiday shopping list includes a pre-owned tractor, visit your Case IH dealer to discover two great offers.
Don’t feel bad. You’re not alone if you pushed your equipment harder and stretched maintenance schedules through the long harvest season. It’s now time to get back on track.
As 2014 winds down, you’re likely already deep into planning for 2015 — ordering seed, pulling soil samples, deciding which inputs to prepay and whether equipment needs replacing or upgrading. Perhaps now, more than in recent years, the equipment decision will lead you to another question: Buy or lease?
Case IH chose its SCR-only emissions solution right from the start and will complete its Efficient Power offering with several model year 2015 launches. Rounding out the industry-leading Case IH lineup are the 240 series Axial-Flow® combines, WD 4 series windrowers, Maxxum® and Farmall® 100A series tractors, Patriot® sprayers and Titan™ floaters.
Case IH is celebrating the production of the 150,000th Magnum™ tractor, which was recently manufactured at the Case IH Racine, Wis., plant. A commemorative-edition silver Magnum was produced to celebrate the exceptional performance, reliability and durability that the tractors have delivered over the past 26 years.
Not all openers, disks and sweeps are created equal. This video shows how the superior design of Case IH Earth Metal® sweep, opener or disk blades is based on years of in-depth tillage and planting agronomic research.
For the past couple of years, the Case IH Pro Demo Team travels during the summer and fall supporting Case IH dealers and customers as they demonstrate the productivity and value of the Axial-Flow combine and headers. Although the primary purpose of this small group of specialists is to support Case IH dealers, like the…
Today’s guest blogger is Kurt Hohlbein, Case IH Crop Production Specialist for Ohio, northern Indiana and western Michigan. He grew up on a row crop farm in Ohio and has been a Crop Production Specialist for the past three years.