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The Impact of the Growing Volume of Equipment Leases

Two weeks ago in this space we posed the question, “Are equipment leases trending?” Along with that blog, we conducted an informal poll of farm equipment dealers asking whether or not their sale of machinery leases increased during the past 12 months. Read More

Rabobank Sees Slow Ag Recovery; Potential Manufacturer Consolidation

Rabobank doesn’t see sales of ag equipment picking up until possibly 2018. In the meantime, one of agriculture’s largest lending institutions thinks the time could be right for some of the bigger farm machinery manufacturers to get together to challenge market leader John Deere. Read More

Slight Improvements Seen in Commodity Prices, Used Equipment Backlogs

Most industry observers agree that before ag equipment dealers and manufacturers see a significant upturn in unit sales we’ll need to see two things: an increase in commodity prices and a decrease in the volume of used machinery on dealers’ lots. Read More

How to Ensure Your Best Employees Don’t Burn Out

In an article for Fast Company, Maureen Hoersten explains that like long-distance runners training for a marathon, employees can’t perform at the top of their ability day-in and day-out without eventually getting burnt out. Read More

Unverferth Introduces NutriMax Liquid Fertilizer Applicator

Unverferth Mfg. Co. Inc. announced its entry into the liquid fertilizer placement market with its new NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator. Read More

Salem Farm Supply: Company Outlook & Goals

Carole Lewis, president of Salem Farm Supply (Salem, N.Y), and Bill Martel, general manager of Salem Farm Supply, take a look into the future for Salem Farm Supply and where they'd like to see themselves. Read More

Sprayers & Spraying Equipment Product Roundup 2015

Check out the latest sprayers and spraying equipment from some of the industry's leading suppliers. Read More
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Machinery Pete: Used Combine Auction Prices Up Slightly, Not So for High HP Tractors

While slightly stronger auction prices have been seen on the used combine front, not so with of other equipment, including large used planters, self-propelled sprayers and 250-300-plus horsepower tractors. Read More

Watch for Real-Time Updates from Farm Equipment at Agritechnica 2015

Follow our real-time updates complete with photos and videos throughout the show on Twitter @FEeditors, on our Facebook page or through the hashtag #Agritechnica. Read More

The Search is On for Farm Equipment’s Next Dealership of the Year

Farm Equipment once again had a successful year with the Dealership of the Year program in 2015, and now it’s time to find 2016’s top dealers. Read More

CNH Issues Response to Deere’s Precision Planting Acquisition

According to Dan Danford, the change in Precision Planting’s ownership will not impact current arrangements with CNH and Case IH dealers. Read More

AEM Elects 2016 Officers, New Directors

New AEM officers for 2016 include Leif Magnusson, Michael Haberman, Jim Walker, Goran Lindgren and Dennis Slater. Read More

Ag Facts: Typical Operator Landlord Rented Out More Acres Than a Non-Operator Landlord

According to a USDA-ERS survey, 354 million acres of farmland in the lower 48 states were rented to farmers by 2.13 million landlords in 2014. Read More

On The Record: Deere Announces Acquisition of Precision Planting; Dealers React

In our latest broadcast, we take an in-depth look at what Deere's announcement of its acquisition of Precision Planting and Monosem will mean for the farm equipment industry as a whole. Read More

[Webinar] The Best of Dealer Off-Season Service Packages

The latest event in our webinar series looks at how to build an off-season service package. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, two dealers outlined the service packages they've developed to keep their service department busy and make money throughout the entire year.

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Krone Announces Partnership with Clutch+ Business Advisors

Krone has announced a new strategic business partnership with the consulting and training firm, which focuses on agribusiness and food industries. Clutch+ will provide marketing planning and communications efforts for Krone. Read More

John Deere Answers Questions on Precision Planting Acquisition

Barry Nelson, media relations manager for John Deere, provides some additional background information on Deere's announcement of its acquisition of Precision Planting. Read More

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