Tag Archives: Harvest

Changing a Combine Head for Different Crops

Take a look at this helpful video we found on The Farmer’s Life Blog by Brian Scott on how to change combine heads for different crops. This is especially helpful for those who want as little downtime as possible and are harvesting multiple crops. Check it out:

 

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Hot Topics in Ag

htotopicsinagWhat are the latest things buzzing around the Ag industry? From studies to the newest products, we’ve got the updates you need to stay in the loop!

Fastline Study: 25% of 1000+ acre Farmers Use Social Media During Operations

  • Fastline Publications has released their survey of large acreage Farmers about their mobile device usage. The study found that 25 percent of use social media during their operations. Additionally, the top two uses of a smartphone while operating agriculture equipment are “talking on the phone” (74.62%) and “weather” (73.08%). To see the full results, download the full report here: www.Fastline.com/Report1.

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Harvest Wrapping Up – 84% of corn, 91% of Beans Harvested

  • According to Brownfield Ag news, the finish line is in sight for our Farmers. 84 percent of corn is harvested this year, compared to 97 percent at this time last year. 91 percent of soybeans have been harvested, compared to 95 percent last year. Winter wheat is also on good track, with Continue reading
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The Lucky Ones – Our First Two Contest Winners!

 

35yrGiveawayFor the past few months, Fastline has been running their 35 Year Anniversary Giveaway where those who enter can win $5000 towards equipment from a Fastline advertiser! We are so excited to see the participation in this giveaway, and we are even more excited to announce our first two winners!! Fastline would like to congratulate Bob Frenock of Toledo, OR and Mike Bristol of Edmond, OK for being the first two lucky winners of our 35 year Giveaway. We are happy to say both were quite surprised and happy to find out that they won and have eagerly been searching for their next piece of equipment.

 

If you dream of being a winner of this giveaway, you still have plenty of time to enter! Our next drawings will be on Nov. 4, Dec. 9, Jan. 6, and ending on Feb. 13. Entering is as easy as pie – just go to http://www.Fastline.com and in the top right hand corner, either create a new account, or if you already have an account then log in and you will be prompted to enter for the giveaway. You can enter once daily, but as many days as you choose.  We hope you will join us in celebrating 35 years of being your best source for the latest and greatest equipment listings!

To find out more information, please go to Fastline.com or check out our Giveaway Announcement!

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A Helping Hand – When Farmers Step In

All too often, Farmers receive more flak for what they are doing wrong or not well enough, rather than what they are doing right. We’re here to share two stories of how Farmers continue to help out their community, especially for those in need.

Fallen Farmer

harvestFiegeFieldWhen David Fiege was suddenly and tragically killed in a farm accident a little over a week ago, his family wasn’t sure how his over 1,000 acres of land would get harvested. That is when his community stepped in and planned a Harvest Bee – where farmers from all of over come to help out and get fields harvested. But this was no typical Harvest Bee, this was one built on fresh emotions and an outpouring of support. So much support that there was almost not enough land for all of the equipment that showed up. Overall, almost 25 Combines, 15 grain carts and 50 trucks were involved in the Bee, but that’s not counting the numerous farm wives, children and others who came just to show their support and cook for those in the field. Farmers even put aside their own harvest to come and help out the Fiege Family. David Schrepel grew up with Fiege and was one of his best friends. Seeing the events of the day and the outpouring of support has helped him deal with an unbearable tragedy. When asked about his own harvest that awaits he said, “I’ll be there tomorrow. Today, I needed this.”

Check out the full story on this incredible community here. To see a video of the Harvest bee, click here.

Ailing Farmer

Farmers in Northern Indiana have come to the aid of a Farmer in need. Garry Thrush is currently battling Leukemia, and as a result, has been undergoing chemotherapy. His current treatments have made it impossible for him to get out in the field, so that is where his community has stepped in. Dozens of farmers are coming in from around the community to help harvest some 400 acres of soybean crop. In all, 11 combines, 3 trailers and numerous man-power and supporters have vowed to help the Thrush Family. The efforts were focused on the 400-acre section because that crop needed to be taken to the grain elevator as a cash/rent process.

To view the full story, click here.

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Life of a Farmer – June

Check out the latest video from the Peterson Farm Brothers! This month features their wheat harvest. We love the Life of a Farmers series because of how they are able to provide great insight to the lives of farmers and how every day is different as is every season. Take a look at their video for the month of June below. To see the full series, click here.

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