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Take a Pick: Farm Equipment or Computers?

If you had the choice of working in the computer industry or the ag equipment business, which would you choose? This may not be the best year to be asking a question like this, but regardless of the time or business environment, honestly, which would you choose? Maybe even more importantly, what’s the reason for your choice? Read More

Look for More Auctions, Improving Used Equipment Inventories in 2016

“Looking out into 2016, it’s easy to focus on the sheer amount of used equipment available,” says Greg Peterson, also known as Machinery Pete. “In addition to the used inventory on dealers’ lots, I’m also seeing a big increase in the number of machinery auctions.” Read More
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RDO Equipment's Structure for Shortlines

Lee Rogness, the dealer-principal of Interstate Inc. (Fergus Falls, Minn.) before selling to RDO Equipment Co. in 2008, knows the power of shortlines. His business “survived on shortlines” during transitions between majors in the tumultuous 1980s, before Interstate inked a contract with John Deere. “We lived on shortlines,” he recalls. “And then we took on Deere and we made money on both and had good market share.” Read More

The Right Way to Off-Board a Departing Employee

While you won’t be able to clone a valuable employee, you can identify the behaviors, thought patterns and processes that made them successful to pass along to future employees. Read More

Summers Introduces Spray Fill Xpress

Summers’ new Spray Fill Xpress helps cut down sprayer filling times by 82% through its modular stainless steel system and chemical batching process. Read More

Farm Equipment Accepting Nominations for Dealership of the Year Award

For the 12th consecutive year, Farm Equipment is sponsoring its "Dealership of the Year" awards program to recognize North America's best farm equipment dealers. Read More

GMG Issues 2016 Tractor & Combine Outlook

Charlie Glass shares Glass Management Group's 2016 month-by-month forecast for tractors and combines. Look for updates throughout the year as Glass compares his forecast to actual data on a monthly basis and he compares OEM shipments to dealers vs. dealers' retail sales for each of the tractor categories and combines. Read More

Parts and Service Best Practices Webinar Series

This 3-part webinar series features industry experts and panel discussions focused on best practices when it comes to your parts department, seasonal services and 21st century facility upgrades. Read More

Planter & Drill Attachments Product Roundup 2016

Check out the latest planter and drill attachments from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More

Succeeding as a Shortline Dealer: The Ultimate Wake-Up Call

Based on the experience of shortline dealers across the country, being cancelled by a major doesn't have to be the death knell of your business. Read More

Is Easing of U.S. Protein Glut in 2016 Good News for Dealers?

A year ago, the livestock segment of the industry, with its reliance on utility tractors in the 40-100 horsepower range, was considered a bright spot in an otherwise dismal outlook for ag machinery sales. Read More

On The Record: Could Corn Prices Return to $5/Bushel in 2016?

In the latest episode, we take a look at how tractor and combine retail sales finished up in 2015, speculation on what corn prices may do this year, whether this El Niño event could be followed by drought, the top takeaways from the Precision Farming Dealer Summit and Buhler Industries' outlook for the year ahead. Read More

Stutheit Implement Celebrates 50 Years in Nebraska

The John Deere dealer with locations in Syracuse, Neb., and Auburn, Neb., was founded by the late Wayne Stutheit in 1966 and is now run by Wayne's son, Stan. Read More

Redhead Equipment Finds Marketing Opportunity on the Ice

As a sponsor of the West Hill Community Club, Redhead Equipment provided the center with a new ice-resurfacer styled as an iconic Case Ih Steiger tractor. Read More

Deere's Allen: 'Today's Crop Surplus is Not Excessive'

Deere & Co.'s Samuel Allen, chairman and CEO, responds to the question, "When do you see a rebound in store for the agricultural sector?" Read More

France’s Exel Industries Acquires Apache Sprayers

The owners of Apache sprayers manufacturer, ET Works LLC, Mooresville, Ind., have agreed to a buyout by Exel Industries of France, parent group of the Berthoud, Hardi and Tecnoma sprayer companies. Read More

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