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Did We Experience an 'Ag Equipment Bubble?'

According to estimates produced by VDMA, worldwide sales of farm machinery are expected to fall by about 10% in 2015. If this is as bad as it gets, a lot of North American farm equipment dealers and manufacturers will not only be happy, but surprised. Read More

New Holland, John Deere are Market Leaders in EU Tractor Sales

New Holland and John Deere were the market leaders as the top selling farm tractors during 2014 in 10 of the 14 European Union countries featured in the April 23 issue of the German publication Eilbote. Both are also among each country’s top five best-selling tractor brands for the year. Read More

2015 Global Ag Equipment Sales Forecast to Decline by 10%

Worldwide production and sales of farm machinery are expected to decline by 10% in 2015, according to the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Assn. based in Frankfurt, Germany.  After reaching an all-time sales high of $116 billion in 2013, sales of ag equipment fell slightly to about $114 billion last year. Read More

3 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile

Every business aims to be "agile," and agility is especially important for product companies that operate in an increasingly competitive global market. Agility - flexibility, scalability and readiness to seize opportunities and avoid pitfalls - can mean the difference between success and failure. Read More

Webinar: Managing the Sales Process With the Novice Rural Buyer

Most dealers need to be doing more educating and less selling. In this webinar event, which took place on June 23, Mike Wiles leaned on his 20+ years in the retail and wholesale equipment business to offer insight on that point of view. Read More
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HES Mfg. Introduces Air Cube Aeration System

HES Mfg.'s new Air Cube hopper bottom aeration system is light and easy to move, giving farmers a do-it-yourself aeration system. It is an open structure that can be configured multiple ways while not impeding airflow and is light enough that it can be installed with two people without lifting equipment. Read More

Encouraging Professional Growth for Young Managers

Doug Neufeld, CEO of PrairieLand Partners, a 9-store John Deere dealership in Kansas, talks about the importance of including younger people in management positions at the dealership. The younger generation is more likely to be able to adapt to change and that ability can typically make up for their limited amount of experience. Read More

Combine Headers Product Roundup 2015

Check out the latest Combine Headers from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More

Art's Way Manufacturing Reports 2Q15 Sales Declined 17.6%

Art's Way announced its financial results for the three and six months ended May 31, 2015. Read More

Abe Hughes Joins POET as Senior Vice President of Business Development

POET is one of the world's largest ethanol producers. In this role, Hughes will help guide POET's strategies for continued growth, whether through independent initiatives or partnerships, both in the U.S. and abroad. Read More

Alabama Business Aiming to Build Tractors in Cuba

Two U.S. businessmen are trying to set up a manufacturing operation in Cuba with plans to build inexpensive tractors on the island for sale to local farmers. Read More

Lindsay Corp.'s 3Q2015 Sales Down 7%, Net Earnings Down 26%

Third quarter fiscal 2015 revenues were $160.7 million versus $169.9 million of revenues in the same prior year period. Read More

Kinze Lays Off 215 Workers

The Iowa farm equipment manufacturer says it must lay off 215 workers as a result of slowing business impacted by low grain prices. Read More

RDO Equipment Co. Acquires Montana John Deere Stores

RDO announced the acquisition of 3 stores from Triple W Equipment in Missoula, Kalispell and Ronan, Mont. These are the first new John Deere stores for RDO since 2010. Read More

Kibble Equipment to Build New Store in Sleepy Eye, Minn.

The John Deere dealer has started construction on a new 48,000 square foot store in Sleepy Eye, Minn. Read More

P. Bradley to Join JCB's North American Dealer Network

P. Bradley & Sons, in Harrisonburg, Va., joins JCB's North American dealer network. P. Bradley JCB will carry a variety of JCB equipment including telehandlers, wheel loaders, as well as skid steers and compact track loaders. Read More

Renew Biomass Secures Harvest Equipment from AGCO & Ziegler Ag

Renew Biomass announces a partnership with Ziegler Ag Equipment to secure harvest equipment on a long-term agreement. Read More

L.F. Trottier & Sons Moving to Larger Location

The dealership is moving from their existing 3,800 sq. ft. facility in White River Junction, Vt., to an 8,000 sq. ft. facility in Hartland, Vt. Read More

Koenig Equipment Opens New Ohio Location

11-store John Deere dealer, Koenig Equipment opened its new Greenville, Ohio, location, replacing the dealer's previous Greenville location and increasing the store's size by more than 5,000 square feet. Read More

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