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Jan 26, 2023 11:46:28 AM

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Growing the Number of People Fed by U.S. Farmers

One U.S. Farmer Feeds More than 160 People 

The number of people fed by a single U.S. farmer has grown steadily over the years. In the 1800s, a U.S. farmer grew enough food to feed between three and five people. According to the website Statista, the number has continued to grow over the decades:

  • 1940 ~20
  • 1960 ~45
  • 1980 ~100
  • 2005 ~144
  • 2022 ~165

While the statistic isn’t perfect, it does show a massive improvement in the efficiency and productivity of U.S. farmers. It might surprise you to learn that tires play an important role in helping farmers grow the number of people they feed.  

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires, Agriculture, Farming

Posted by YOHTA Team

Jan 3, 2023 11:49:19 AM

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Tips to Stay Safe While Inspecting Farm Tires in the Winter

Best Practices for Safer Winter Ag Tire Inspection 

In order to ensure everything is ready to roll in the spring, it’s common to inspect the tires of tractors, implements, and other farm equipment in the winter. Farms are filled with potential hazards and winter only ups the ante of something going sideways. Factors like short dark days, bitter cold, slick snow, and treacherous ice all pose additional challenges to farmers, tire dealers, and other ag tire personnel. 

Ben Franklin famously said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Follow his sage advice and take a few simple steps to improve your safety while working or visiting the farm this winter.  

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires, Safety

Posted by YOHTA Team

Oct 6, 2022 1:17:55 PM

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Stop Making the Same AG Tire Mistakes

Make These Common Farm Tire Mistakes a Thing of the Past 


It’s not just common for people to make the same mistake over and over again, it’s science. The human brain isn’t wired to learn from errors. Rather than admitting to making a mistake, it searches for anything but itself to incriminate, then reinforces the bad behavior. This explains why we see so many farmers repeatedly making the same tire mistakes. Fortunately, it’s possible to break the cycle by looking to the future instead of dwelling on the past.

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires

Posted by YOHTA Team

Aug 17, 2022 2:22:05 PM

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Should I Choose a Radial or a Bias Farm Tire?

Radial vs. Bias Farm Tires

Farmers today have more options than ever when it comes time to select ag tires. One of the most common ways to differentiate the multitude of farm tires on the market is to divide them by their construction—bias ply or radial. Both bias and radial tires have their advantages, but radials stand apart as there are no real drawbacks to their use in farming applications. Keep reading to learn more about the features and benefits of both types of tires. 

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires, IF/VF Tires

Posted by YOHTA Team

Aug 5, 2022 9:26:57 AM

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Dinosaurs, Farm Equipment, and Soil Compaction

Farm Equipment and Dinosaurs Exert a Heavy Toll On Soil 

Over the past century, mechanization has dramatically improved crop production and efficiency; however, the size and weight of farm equipment have also grown alongside yield and productivity. A new study found that the weight of modern farm machinery rivals that of sauropods, the largest animals ever to have ever lived on land.

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Topics: Farm Tires, Agricultural Tires, IF/VF Tires, Alliance AgriFlex

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