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Kubota’s Still Going Big

In its most recent earnings release, Kubota reiterated its medium-to-long-term plan to grow profits by moving into the row-crop and large tractor segment of North American and European markets. Read More
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Farmers’ Balance Sheets Strongest in a Generation

While they may have cut back on their capital expenditures, most U.S. farmers remain in good overall financial shape through the first half of the year. In fact, farmers entered 2015 in perhaps its strongest financial condition in over 50 years, according to AgriBank of St. Paul, Minn.

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More Focus on Used Equipment Means Less Focus on New

Last Friday, the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers reported that the U.S. and Canada sales of new large tractors and combines fell by 19% year-over-year, which was a step up from a 29% decline in the previous month. Read More

How to Nurture Accountability with Employees

Organizations are made up of teams and individuals who execute specific tasks to drive a greater, overarching business goal. However, the link between individual actions and broader organizational goals is often unclear. Most employees, including leaders, do not realize the impact that their actions (or lack of) can have on business operations. 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

Linak Introduces LA36 Electric Actuator

The Linak LA36 electric actuator is designed to operate under extreme conditions that impact ag equipment, including planters, sprayers, combines, tractors and loaders. It is an alternative to hydraulic solutions with thrust from 500-10,000 N. It offers force up to 3,300 pounds, stroke lengths up to 40 inches, solid metal construction and operating voltages of 12, 24 and 36 vdc. Read More

What's in a Name: PrairieLand Partners

According to Loren Balzer, director of aftermarket for PrairieLand Partners, the "Partners" is an most important part of the dealership's name because it signifies the mutual benefits seen across the dealership's locations and the importance of shared successes.

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Strip-Tillage Product Roundup 2015

Check out the latest Strip-Tillage Products from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More

Missouri, Wisconsin Caterpillar Dealers Finalize Merger

John Fabick Tractor Co. of St. Louis, and FABCO Equipment Inc. of Milwaukee, Wis., successfully finalized combining their two family-owned, independently-operated companies. The merger will bring together a total of 37 locations under the Fabick Cat brand across 6 states. Read More

Titan Machinery Appoints Jody Horner to Board of Directors

With the appointment of Ms. Horner, the Board now consists of nine board members, including seven independent members. Read More

Ag Land Market Continues Gradual Decline

While current land values have generally trended lower this past year, results of farm and ranch income at year's end could shift land market dynamics. 2015 could be a pivotal year. Read More

CNH Industrial Signs Italian Labor Deal

CNH Industrial, along with carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has signed a 4-year labor deal with workers in Italy that applies to 85,000 employees of the two companies in the country. Read More

Titan Machinery Cuts Inventory, Raises Cash

Titan Machinery has proactively been adjusting inventories and cash over the last 2 years in preparation for a downswing in large ag equipment and reports the company is healthy. Read More

Both Corn & Soybeans Slightly Behind Schedule

USDA reported today that U.S. corn and soybean crops remain in relatively good shape, but both crops have slipped somewhat behind either year-ago or their 5-year average progress. Read More

Tire Manufacturer Camoplast Solideal Becomes Camso

Global tire and track manufacturer Camoplast Solideal has changed its name to Camso. The company serves markets in material handling, construction, agriculture and powersports. Read More
American Agri-Women Drive Across America

American Agri-Women Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 'Drive Across America'

So far, the Drive has traveled to events in Maine, New York, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Read More

Reynolds Farm Equipment Introduces 'Cropnomics' Service

Unveiled as a highly-effective, technological service, Croponomics helps manage and maximize farm profits per acre. Read More

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