Used Equipment Web Site
The redesigned MachineFinder includes Google Maps to view equipment location and obtain one-step driving directions, detailed gallery views for higher quality equipment photos and comprehensive equipment information. Another feature is integration with uShip.com (www.uship.com), an online shipping marketplace with a network of specialized tractor and heavy equipment haulers. The uShip integration on MachineFinder provides customers with the ability to obtain immediate shipping cost estimates and receive competitive bids for transporting equipment purchased through MachineFinder.
In addition, users are able to register a profile on MachineFinder, which allows them to save selected equipment, searches, and user settings. Completing the new site are sections for industry-specific news and blogs, and a connection to John Deere Credit for detailed equipment financing information.
The Wetlands Reserve Program was changed when the 2008 Farm Bill was reauthorized, says Dr. Robert Coats, Extension economist and professor for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
“This is an important program to Arkansas, which ranks No. 2 in the nation in the amount of acreage enrolled in the program,” he says.
More than 2 million acres are enrolled in the program nationwide, with about 150,000 acres in Arkansas. Of that amount, 39,000 acres of shallow water habitat were created, and 80,000 acres of land were reforested in the Natural State, according to NRCS.
USDA invites those interested in wetlands conservation to review this interim final rule, and other rules changes under the new Farm Bill. Written comments on the interim final rule from individuals, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations are encouraged during the 60-day public comment period, which ends March 16.
“Producers no longer have to worry about narrow bridges, traffic or small gates that lay in their path between fields,” says Tom Evans, vice president of sales at Great Plains. “Yet this machine boasts plenty of capacity throughout, starting with its 30-foot planting width. Equipped with two 100-bushel bulk hoppers, it also has the ability to carry 200 bushels of seed or a combination of seed and dry fertilizer, which means more time planting and less time filling.
“The 3007HD air drill also features a unique hydraulic down-pressure system, which works in conjunction with the parallel linkage to maintain precise opener-to-ground geometry,” he explains. “For a custom fit, customers can choose center rib, double-V or double-wedge press wheels and select from a list of options that include frame-mounted coulters, fluted or Turbo coulter blades and Keeton seed firmers.”
“Having two major hurricanes make landfall at harvest has greatly impacted projected revenues for producers at a time in which increased input costs have left little margin for error,” Guidry says.
He says producers looking for financial management and disaster assistance information or individual farm financial consultation can call (225) 578-2266.