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  • Jul 2, 2012

    John Deere executive says company is on the edge of the next big change

    John Deere has recorded a number of milestones in its 175-year history, starting with the development of the first self-scouring plow. One of the most important occurred in 1918 with its purchase of the Waterloo, Iowa, Gas Engine Co. Deere’s David Everitt talked about the purchase and the implications for the introduction of its new FarmSight technology at a meeting of ag journalists and security analysts in Des Moines, Iowa....More
  • May 21, 2012

    U.S. ag tire market gets a new entry with European flair

    Rising sales of U.S. farm equipment has increased the demand for ag tires. A company that has been around in Europe for decades has decided to step into that market with a new plant in Charles City, Iowa. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Mitas CEO Jaroslav Cechura discussed the new entry at a grand opening ceremony for the $52 million plant....More
  • May 4, 2012

    Agricultural demand creating ‘white hot market’ for ag tires

    Higher corn and soybean prices have created increased demand for agricultural equipment and that demand is backing up all the way through the supply chain. One area where that has been felt is the agricultural tire sector where companies have been challenged to fill orders....More
  • May 3, 2012

    New Tier 4 engine producing increased fuel and operating efficiencies

    With most of the major equipment companies now choosing the Selective Catalytic Reduction or SCR technology to meet EPA’s Tier 4 emission requirements, what can farmers expect from future tractors. Case IH’s Roger Lewno discusses the new system and the new operating efficiency from SCR in this interview. Lewno was one of a number of Case IH personnel on hand for Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn.....More
  • Apr 27, 2012
    Western Farm Press

    Pecan producers reaping GPS rewards

    More and more applications for GPS technology are being realized for production agriculture. One of the most recent examples is using GPS systems to plant commercial pecan trees in orchards within one-half inch accuracy. GPS also has a future in variable input management in pecan orchards allowing more precise applications and the potential to save producers’ money. This technology could also be applied to other tree nut crops....More
  • Apr 24, 2012

    ‘Tricked out’ skid steer to be auctioned for FFA Foundation

    Case IH has been showing a “tricked out” skid steer at a series of farm shows across the country. This coming September, the skid steer will be auctioned online with the proceeds going to the FFA Foundation....More
  • Apr 10, 2012

    New Hesston baler gives growers more hay by the truckload

    As fuel costs continue to rise, farmers are paying more to transport their crops to market. One way growers can help their cause is by finding ways to move more of what they’re getting paid for in the same truckload....More
  • Mar 21, 2012

    Old computers hold more than digital memories

    Every now and then, office closets must be cleared of stuff that either doesn’t work anymore or is close to achieving the status of artifact. This process can be revealing....More
  • Feb 14, 2012

    Farm equipment sales: competition heats up

    With corn and soybean and now beef prices at record or near-record levels, farmer demands for equipment were outstripping the available supply for a while. Now manufacturers are catching up and competition is returning to the marketplace. Case IH’s Scott Rasch talked about his company’s new promotion campaign at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual meeting in Nashville....More
  • Dec 6, 2011

    Manufacturers making big strides with Tier 4 innovations

    Farm equipment manufacturers have been investing heavily in new technology aimed at helping them meet EPA emission standards. One the approaches uses a compound call diesel exhaust fluid or DEF to reduce those. Case IH’s Ron Blessing talked about what his company is doing to meet those in an interview at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif....More
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