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Dealers Still Have Positive Things to Say

If you only look at the unit sales for big farm equipment, it would be hard to get too excited about the current state of ag machinery business. But plowing through the dealer commentary from this month’s “Dealer Sentiments & Business Conditions Update” survey, it’s interesting how many dealers had some pretty positive things to say. Read More

Ag Equipment Carries the Load for CNHI

When CNH Industrial was formed last year to include Fiat's ag equipment, construction equipment, commercial vehicle and powertrain business segments, it was assumed that ag would carry the load when it comes to revenues, profits, etc. The full-year 2014 financial results reinforced CNH Industrial's reliance on its ag segment. Read More

Mid-Range & Compact Tractors Sales Still Solid in April; High HP Equipment Remain in Doldrums

The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers reported yesterday that sales of mid-range (40-100 horsepower) and compact tractors (under 40 horsepower) continue to offer dealers some relief from the persistent decline of high horsepower equipment. Read More

4 Common Communication Failures (And How to Fix Them)

Good communication is vital to any business. Sales, hiring, marketing and other important business functions rely on the ability of a company's leaders and employees to exchange information, collaborate and make decisions. Read More

Stoltzfus Spreaders Introduces 8-Ton Spreaders

Stoltzfus Spreaders has introduced two 8-ton row-crop lime and fertilizer spreaders with an industry-first Easy Swap plan that allows owners to buy and install axles with different widths to accommodate changes in future wheel track requirements. Read More

Dealership Modernization: Improving the Shop

Todd Kunau, owner of Kunau Implement, discusses how the features of the new shop in the renovated Preston, Iowa, location help increase productivity. Read More
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Growth Strategies Webinar: Dealers Share Revenue Opportunities for Rural Lifestyle Market

The first event in Rural Lifestyle Dealer's webinar series looked at exactly how dealers plan to grow their businesses in this segment. Managing Editor Lynn Woolf shares data and insights from dealers who responded to our 2015 Dealer Business Trends & Outlook survey. Read More

Looking Ahead 5 Years at the Farm Machinery Business

Doug Neufeld, CEO of PrairieLand Partners, a 9-store John Deere dealership in Kansas, takes a look at the trends he sees coming in the next 5 years in the farm machinery business. According to Neufeld, it will be all about boosting the productivity of the land in order to get the most out of the land with less inputs. 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

Splitting Time Between HR and Accounting

As Champlain Valley Equipment has grown to a 4-store dealership, Chantal Persons, Human Resources Director of Champlain Valley Equipment (headquartered in Middlebury, Vt.), has expanded her responsibilities to include a variety of HR tasks as well as general accounting responsibilities. In this video, she explains how she has stayed on top of the work while splitting time between the two. Read More

Grain Carts Product Roundup 2015

Check out the latest Grain Carts from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More

Dealers: Drought Hurting Farm Equipment Sales

With California's historic drought draining the profits of many farmers, area ag equipment suppliers are also feeling the pain. Read More

Mazergroup to Purchase Southeastern Farm Equipment

The deal, expected to be finalized on July 1, will mean that Mazergroup will operate all existing New Holland dealerships in Manitoba. Read More

Syngenta Rejects Monsanto’s Unsolicited Takeover Bid

Noting media reports, the Board of Syngenta confirms that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Monsanto to acquire the company at a price of CHF449 per Syngenta share with approximately 45% in cash. Read More

Raven Announces Leadership Change in Precision Division

Raven Industries Inc. announced today that Brian Meyer has been named vice president and general manager of the company’s Applied Technology Division, succeeding Matt Burkhart. Read More

Salford Acquires Valmar Airflo

Salford Group, a leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding and fertilizer application equipment, is acquiring Valmar Airflo, a manufacturer of seeding and granular application equipment for agriculture. Read More

HSB’s New Insurance Follows Farmers into the Field

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) announced its new Farm Equipment and Machinery Breakdown Coverage with expanded insurance for mobile implements and the precision electronics that control them, among other enhancements. Read More

Archbold Equipment Invests Millions on Facility Upgrades

Archbold is investing more than $2 million to enlarge and upgrade its Portage, Ohio. When the company bought the store in 2011, it was planned to eventually build a new facility at the site. Read More

Planted Corn Acres Nearly Tripled Last Week

USDA reported today that 55% of corn acreage had been planted as of May 3, nearly tripling the 19% of planted acres from a week earlier and just about doubled the 28% of corn acres planted a year ago on the same date. Read More

Trimble’s 1Q15 Revenues Decline 4%; Field Solutions Fall by 17%

First quarter 2015 revenue of $582.6 million was down 4% as compared to the first quarter of 2014. Read More

Titan International Net Sales Drop 25% in 1Q15

Sales for the first quarter of 2015 were $402.1 million down 25.4%, compared to $538.9 million in the first quarter of 2014. Read More

Top 10 Farm Equipment Industry Stories from April 2015

Here's a list of the most popular items we've posted at Farm-Equipment.com from the month of April. Read More

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