• Willie Vogt

    Farm Equipment Dealer Group Expands…in Serbia

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on November 28, 2012

    We can be so provincial, only thinking about our local needs and opportunities, but farm equipment makers are global with operations and factories around the world. Seldom, however do we think our dealers are also thinking globally, yet a release I got last week reminded me that global can be the way to go for a lot of businesses. Titan Machinery announced it had entered into an agreement for VAIT D.o.o. to acquire a Case IH dealership in the Vojvodina of Serbia, and they'll close on…

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    Playing Catch-up, Like Everyone Else

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on November 19, 2012

    Sorry blog readers, I've been tied up on a few things the past couple of weeks, so I've slipped behind schedule. I'm working to get on track and enjoy your readership and comments (when you have time to make 'em). Thanksgiving is a super time for all of us. We're thankful for what we have - and in this nation we have plenty to be thankful for in a nation where there's food everywhere. Those of us who get our income from farming (even an editor who writes about ag…

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    Are Farmers Looking for Post-Drought Revenge?

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on November 2, 2012

    Purdue's Tony Vyn, an Extension Agronomist, coined an interesting term earlier this month - "revenge tillage" - and he's concerned farmers will want to just hit the field in disappointment over yields and other factors. His caution: "I don't want farmers to overestimate the need for fall tillage just because of the 2012 drought and poor crops. It's important to adopt a tillage system that leaves topsoil uniformly in place to build up a whole field's…

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