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  • Mar 26, 2013

    2013 Custom Farming Rates Up Slightly from 2012 4

    As would be expected with increasing fuel costs, average 2013 custom rates for farm work have a1so increased, compared to 2012 custom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2013 are 3-5% above the rates for similar operations in 2012, with an average increase of about 4%....More
  • Nov 27, 2012

    Custom Rates, Machinery Cost and Bin Checks 1

    An increased number of farm operators are now providing some type of custom work to other farmers during the growing season. Many times, the farmers involved in custom work arrangements wonder what a fair custom rate is for the various faming practices that were performed....More
  • Sep 20, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    Farm Tires: PSI vs. Compaction 1

    While at the 2012 Farm Progress Show, we caught up with Michelin Tire. Yohann Leblanc talked to us about their new farm tire, the YieldBib, and how it compares with their older farm tires. Using less PSI as tires of the same size, it offers a better footprint for less compaction, more traction, as well as better road handling. Leblanc fired up a simulator to display tire impact on soil as well as on flat surface....More
  • Jun 11, 2012

    AGCO Facility Expansion & Quality 3

    The AGCO Jackson, MN, facility has expanded to include manufacturing of Challenger and Massey Ferguson high-horsepower, wheeled tractors (formerly assembled in France). Travis Van Genderen, project manager at the Jackson location, talks about the new expansion as well as the big focus on manufacturing a quality product and the steps AGCO takes to ensure that not only are the consumers happy with the quality, so are those who build the tractors....More
  • Jun 7, 2012

    AGCO Challenger MT600D Series Tractors

    AGCO is moving production of Challenger tractors to its newly expanded Jackson, MN, facility. That includes the MT600D series machines featured here. Product Marketing Specialist Carlton Self talks about the MT600D series, from the engine to technologies, cooling package to fluid efficiency....More
  • May 29, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    Conservation with the Soil Warrior

    Dave Legvold and Mike Peterson share an implement called the Soil Warrior. The zone-tillage machine allows the farmers to prepare a seedbed and fertilize in one pass. Using a CSP contract, Legvold was able to purchase the machine outright. Even without the CSP program, Peterson says using the implement would pay for itself in five years with savings in soil, fuel, nutrients, etc....More
  • Apr 30, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    New Holland Sidewinder II Armrest

    New Holland has come out with a second generation of the Sidewinder armrest, the Sidewinder II. Taking input from consumers and design cues from Fiat (automaker), the new armrest is movable and offers all controls at the tip of a finger, or thumb, rather. The Sidewinder II is available on the T6, T7 and T8 tractor models....More
  • Apr 27, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    New Holland CR Series Combine

    New Holland has introduced the new CR series combines. The new machines continue using a dual-rotor design, a fully self-leveling cleaning system and have increased cab visibility as well as easy to use controls. The combines are compatible with several different head models....More
  • Apr 24, 2012

    2012 Custom Farming Agreements

    An alternative to leasing farmland is a custom farming agreement (CFA). In a typical CFA, the custom operator agrees to perform all the machine operations on the owner’s land in exchange for a set fee or rate. The landowner pays for all seed, fertilizer, chemicals, crop insurance and other input costs; receives the all grain produced and all eligible farm program payments on the land; and is responsible to store and market the grain....More

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