March 2017
Call us at 800-741-3305 or 712-794-7992
Save the Date for HTS Ag Customer Trainings!  New Support Phone Number for Service Plan Customers  Renew Your Subscriptions for the Spring Season  GeoSteer and ParaDyme Firmware Update  HTS Ag Partners with AgriSync  Why Join a Grower Peer Group?  Airflow Rate is Key to the Natural Air Drying of Grain  Ag Leader and New Leader Team Up to Revolutionize Dry Nutrient Application  CMC Introduces the Grain Ranger  Inventory Reduction Sale!  Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!
Save the Date for HTS Ag Customer Trainings!

Save the date for HTS Ag Customer Trainings! Join us Tuesday March 21st in Harlan, Iowa or Thursday March 23rd in Grinnell, Iowa. Trainings will be from 9 am to 12 pm, lunch will be provided! Please call 1-800-741-3305 or email to register or for more information.

New Support Phone Number for Service Plan Customers

All active Service Plan Customers will be receiving a new dedicated phone number to use for after-hours support. It will be coming soon to your inbox/mailbox! If you need to renew your service plan or would like information about HTS Ag’s Service Plans, please call 800-741-3305.

Renew Your Subscriptions for the Spring Season

It is almost that time of year again! Don't forget to renew any subscriptions that you may need for the spring season. For TerraStar-C Subscriptions or GeoSteer and ParaDyme Correction by Cell Subscriptions, please give the HTS Ag office a call at 800-741-3305 and we can help get those renewed.
GeoSteer and ParaDyme Firmware Update

On December 31, 2016, a positive leap second was added to the Universal Time Clock (UTC) for GNSS. Adding this leap second aligns the UTC with the Atomic Time Clock, eliminating errors caused by the changing rotation of the Earth.

ParaDyme and GeoSteer users with GLONASS enabled systems may experience performance and satellite tracking issues after the leap second is added to the UTC time.

Systems experiencing issues listed above must update firmware to the appropriate version to restore proper GNSS tracking performance.

ParaDyme: 4.0.32859 Firmware required
GeoSteer: 2.0.32858 Firmware required
GPS 6500: 6.41 and newer firmware not affected
HTS Ag Partners with AgriSync

HARLAN, IA – HTS Ag will strengthen their customer connection with their recent partnership with AgriSync, a remote support mobile app. With the new partnership, AgriSync will be added to HTS Ag's current service plans to enhance customer service by allowing real time communication between farmers and technicians.

"We're thrilled to have partnered with one of the prominent leaders within precision agriculture, HTS Ag," says Casey Niemann, president of AgriSync, Inc. "AgriSync will add an additional component to HTS's already robust ag service plans by providing immediate service to their farmer customers."

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Why Join a Grower Peer Group?

Being a farmer has its challenges. Any business owner faces challenges, but most of them have at least one, if not a team of people to share those challenges with and come up with solutions. Farmers, on the other hand, can feel like they are on an island with no one to share their thoughts with. Many farmers don't feel comfortable sharing their challenges or successes with their neighbors because of their competitive nature, independent mindset or concern about confidentiality.

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Airflow Rate is Key to the Natural Air Drying of Grain

By OPI Integris

Natural air drying minimizes energy consumption and improves grain quality. The success of natural air drying depends on several factors such as seasonal local weather conditions, initial grain moisture, grain type, and in-bin aeration system design. However, airflow rate is the key to effective and timely drying of grain for long term safe storage.

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Ag Leader and New Leader Team Up to Revolutionize Dry Nutrient Application
by Ag Leader

AMES, IOWA, February 13, 2017 - Two long-standing innovators in application technology and equipment, Ag Leader Technology, Inc. and New Leader, a division of Highway Equipment Co., have teamed together to champion precise and responsible nutrient application in North America with the recent introduction of the NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator.

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SMS Basic/Advanced Users: Version 17.2 of SMS has been released!
See the release notes here
CMC Introduces the Grain Ranger

Seamlessly bridge from legacy analog grain cables to digital technology economically with The Grain Ranger from CMC!

February 2017, Minneapolis, MN – CMC Industrial Electronics introduces The Grain Ranger – an advanced solution for grain storage management.

The Grain Ranger system can communicate with any commercially available grain temperature cable, analog or digital, enabling a seamless migration from legacy analog grain cable systems to a modern, robust digital grain cable system. The Grain Ranger operates on CMC’s field proven single-wire, Intrinsically Safe network and there are no punitive software contracts or maintenance fees involved.

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Inventory Reduction Sale!

HTS Ag is holding an inventory reduction sale for select items. Make us an offer — all offers will be considered! See this list for available items. Items sold on a first come, first served basis.
Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!

We love referrals from our valued customers! When you refer a new customer, choose from these reward options:
  • Discount on an HTS Ag Annual Service Plan!
  • A gift card to a farm supply Store!
  • A gift card to one of your favorite eateries!
(Reward amount is based on value of new customer purchase)

Download the referral form here
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