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Readers Split on Whether Farmers Should Have Access to Proprietary Technology

The ongoing battle about whether or not vehicle owners — on-road or off-road — should be exempted from the restrictions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act won’t be over until it’s over.  Read More

Deere Expects to Remain Profitable Despite Slumping Ag Sales

Despite a less-than rosy outlook for ag for the remainder of 2015, Deere & Co. expects to remain solidly profitable for the year. Its outlook calls for net income of $1.9 billion for fiscal 2015, up from its previous guidance of $1.8 billion. The company is projecting a continued recovery in its construction equipment business as well as “adept execution” of its operating plans. Read More

Midwest Farm Lending Up, But Not Much for Equipment

Loan volumes for almost all farming purposes rose at commercial banks, as many producers contended with tighter profit margins, according to the April 2015 edition of the Agricultural Finance Databook from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Agricultural lending continued to grow in the first quarter of 2015, but the smallest percentage of overall loans were for farm machinery and equipment, which showed little or no increase vs. a year ago. Read More

Employee Recognition: Cost-Free to Provide, Costly to Neglect

Why is it that one of the management tasks that is easiest to provide is also one of the most frequently neglected? Read More
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Claas of America Introduces Max Cut Mower Bar

Claas of America's all-new Max Cut mower bar features a wave-shaped bed, which is stamped, not welded, from a single pieve of steel. Read More
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Building Big on Productivity

For Todd Kunau, owner of Kunau Implement, a Case IH dealer with 2 stores in Iowa, modernizing his facilities at the Preston location had everything to do with staying relevant to their customers and being a dealership that will still be here in the future.

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Webinar: 21st Century Equipment's System for People Development, Empowerment

Owen Palm, CEO of 21st Century Equipment, gives viewers an inside look at the steps his dealership has taken to better control its destiny when it comes to developing future leadership. Read More

How to Survive & Thrive in this Industry

Godfrey Bros. owner Kevin Godfrey discusses what it takes to not only survive but to thrive in the farm equipment dealership industry. The dealership focuses on the 3 P's - people, product and process - and how they work together along with high-quality customer service to reach its goals and be successful. Read More

Zero-Turn Mowers Product Roundup 2015

Check out the latest Zero-Turn Mowers from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More

Setting Your Dealership's Sales Department Apart from the Rest

Rick Rusin, Used Equipment Remarketer for Champlain Valley Equipment (headquartered in Middlebury, Vt.), shares anecdotes on how you can set your dealership's sales department apart from your competition. Read More

Snow Removal Product Roundup 2015

Check out the latest Snow Removal products from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More

Deere's 2Q Net Sales Fall 18%

Agriculture and turf sales fell 25% for the quarter and 26% for six months. Read More

Mahindra to Acquire a 33% Share in Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co.

Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery is Japan’s fourth largest farm machinery manufacturer with revenues of $408 million in the last financial year and 1,700 employees. Read More

JCB Reports Strong Showing in CE Segment

JCB achieved underlying earnings in excess of $469 million for the fourth successive year, as improvements in Western economies were eclipsed by sharp falls in developing construction equipment markets. Read More

Claas Invests in Shredlage Technology for Forage Harvesters

Claas has entered into an agreement with the U.S. company Shredlage LLC regarding its Shredlage technology for the Claas Jaguar line of forage harvesters. Read More

Remlinger Mfg. Acquires Implement Line from Sukup

Sukup Mfg. sold its implement line of grain drills, row crop cultivators, shredders, rotary cutters, food plot planters, seeders, grain carts and rippers to Remlinger. Read More

Google Ventures Leads $15 Million Deal in Farmers Business Network

Founded a year ago, FBN plans to help farmers make better decisions about crops by analyzing weather and soil information, as well as other data gathered by sensor-laden farm equipment. Read More

JD Equipment Opens New Location in Hilliard, Ohio

JD Equipment hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony on May 18 for its new Hilliard location. Read More

Raven Industries Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results

Net sales for the first quarter of 2016 were $70.3 million, down 31.4 percent versus the first quarter of 2015. Read More

Cervus Reports 1Q Revenues Up 43%

Cervus Equipment reported its first quarter revenues increased $71.5 million, or 43% compared to the same quarter last year. However, on a same-store basis, revenues were down $11 million or 7% vs. the first quarter of 2014. Read More

Brokaw Supply Finalizes Merger with Riggins Ag Equipment

Brokaw Supply Co. of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Riggins Ag Equipment of Marshall, Mo., have finalized the merge of their two family-owned, independently-operated companies to create one of the largest and most dynamic non-major agriculture equipment dealerships in the Midwest. Read More

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