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  • Dec 6, 2012

    Forensic marker dogs on trail of metal thieves

    Welcome to the golden age of copper theft. For thieves, copper is the trump card, and its value has steadily risen since 2002, when the value dipped to approximately 60 cents per pound. Stolen copper now brings well over $3 per pound. Mick Swindells, a retired policeman from England, has taken a boots-on-the-ground approach to metal theft prevention and trained a dog to detect forensic markers on metal....More
  • Jul 11, 2012

    Case IH bringing mid-sized Farmall, 100A Series, to hay and forage market

    One of the earliest memories of many of today’s older generation of farmers is the Farmall B tractor. A few years ago, Case IH brought back the Farmall brand for its small utility tractors and is now expanding into a mid-size line. The company’s Tim Mills talked about the new product line in this interview at a trade show earlier this year....More
  • Jul 11, 2012

    John Deere addressing module identification issue with new Harvest ID system

    John Deere's new Harvest ID system could help growers with increase in modules from its 7760 round-bale building picker....More
  • Jul 5, 2012

    Deere’s new FarmSight technology is as much a strategy as a product

    John Deere building FarmSight technology to help farmers to next level of productivity....More
  • 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
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