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In the 11 years since Farm Equipment has conducted its annual Dealer Business Outlook & Trends survey, only one issue has made it into the Top 5 biggest concerns each and every year. Want to guess what it is? Read More
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Kubota Takes Another Big Step Toward 'Mainstream' Ag Market

A traditional Kagamiwari ceremony, in which senior managers of Kubota Corp. and local dignitaries use wooden hammers to open Sake barrels, marked the official opening of Kubota’s first European production plant. Read More
Dealers Report Early Orders Continue to Drop

Dealers Report Early Orders Continue to Drop

The level of early orders for new 2016 farm equipment continued to decline this year, according to the results of Ag Equipment Intelligences' 2016 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends survey. Read More

5 Fast Fixes to Jump-Start Your Hiring Strategy

In an article for Business News Daily, Brittney Helmrich writes that employers who are struggling to find the right employee for the job and for their company’s culture should consider adding a few steps to their hiring process to make recruitment a little smoother. Read More

Rhino Introduces 15 Foot Flex-Wing

Rhino announced its new 15 foot Flex-Wing model, which offers 0.5- x 4-inch blades with a 9-inch cutting edge and features a smooth top and bottom deck design. The new 2150 Rhino Flex-Wing was unveiled at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. Read More

Motivating Parts & Sales Through an Incentive Program

Bill Martel, general manager of Salem Farm Supply (Salem, N.Y), and Carole Lewis, president of Salem Farm Supply, share ideas they've used as incentive programs for both the sales and parts departments. The incentive programs they've put in place have a variety of structures and timeframes. Read More

Caterpillar Restructuring to Reduce Costs by $1.5 Billion

The cost reduction steps will begin in late 2015 and reflect recent, current and expected market conditions. For 2015, the company’s sales and revenues outlook has weakened, with 2015 sales and revenues now expected to be about $48 billion, or $1 billion lower than the previous outlook of about $49 billion. Read More

DEMO: MacDon Introduces R Series Mowers with Optional Transport Kit

Rye Page, territory manager with MacDon, introduces MacDon's new R Series mowers with an optional transport kit at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. The optional transport kit allows transport of the disc mower with a width of less than 9 feet. Read More

Seigfreid Bingham Cites Top 4 Changes, Concerns in CNH's New Dealer Agreement

In its September 2015 newsletter, Ag Equipment Intelligence reported that new dealer contracts are on the way from CNH, which dealers say give the OEM a lot more teeth in the agreements with dealers. Read More

Best Practices for Meeting Margins and Managing Your Precision Business

Tim Norris, CEO of Ag Info Tech, to kick-off the inaugural Precision Farming Dealer Summit in Indianapolis, with a general session on precision management strategies. Read More

Valley Plains Equipment Builds New Facility in Jamestown, N.D.

The new facility will be 68,000 square feet and will provide a better layout and allow for more retail-type products. Read More
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New Holland Building Network of Communication Through Dealer Council

Bret Lieberman, vice president of North America for New Holland, talks about his plan to develop a community among New Holland ag dealers including a Dealer Council. Read More
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Wally Scott, Scott Supply Co., Passes Away at Age 99

On October 22, Wallace Andrew “Wally” Scott would have turned 100 years old, which means he would have celebrated his centennial year at the same time that the farm equipment dealership he helped grow, Scott Supply Co. in Mitchell, S.D., also turned 100 years old. Read More

On The Record: New Holland Expects 'Decent Year' in 2016

In today’s newscast we look at New Holland’s outlook for 2016, used equipment inventory challenges, how precision ag parallels the IT industry and the need for farmers to cut $100 per acre in 2016. Read More

Pacific Northwest Assn. Members Approve Merger with Western Equipment Dealers Assn.

The members of the Pacific Northwest Hardware and Implement Assn. have voted unanimously to merge with the Western Equipment Dealers Assn. The merger will be effective as of Oct. 1, 2015. Read More

LightSquared Reports Progress on Settlement Talks with Deere, Trimble, But Not Garmin

The settlement talks come as LightSquared has submitted to the FCC its testing plans designed to determine where interference may occur between LightSquared's L-band spectrum and GPS receivers and how it can be resolved. Read More

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