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One View: Why Dealer Consolidation Needs to Happen

According to at least one industry analyst who studies the distribution part of the farm equipment business, the consolidation of the industry's dealers is inevitable and necessary. Read More

Kubota’s FY2015 Revenues Rise 5.2%; Continues Its Push into Big Ag

On the heels of a 5.2% increase in revenues during its fiscal year 2015, Kubota Corp. says it plans to push ahead with further expansion into the large ag machinery market. Read More

Livestock Segment Still Best Bet for Equipment Sales in 2015

Bolstered by strong sales to the livestock segment of the industry, sales of compact and mid-range tractors were among the few bright spots for farm equipment sales in 2014. Overall, sales of tractors 40 horsepower and lower were up for all of last year by 6.8%, while those in the 40-100 horsepower range rose by 8.9% year-over-year. Read More

How Stories Can Reinforce the Culture You Want

S. Chris Edmonds writes that the stories shared in your company can positively or negatively impact your company's culture depending on the message of the story. He writes that company principals need to be knowledgeable of what stories are passed around at the company and the message they may be sending to employees. Read More

Webinar: Tax-Favored Benefits: A Key Retention Tool for Farm Equipment Dealers

In this webinar on Wednesday, July 29 at 10 am Central, Farm Equipment and K•Coe Isom will take an in-depth look at how certain tax-favored benefits programs can help you retain your top-performing personnel, including highly-sought-after service techs. Read More
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Great Plains Introduces Versatile 12-Foot Drill

Great Plains announces the addition of a new 12-foot no-till drill. The Great Plains 1206NT End Wheel Drill builds off the success of its predecessor, the 1205NT, to provide a versatile, economical seeding solution. Read More

Benefits of Making Sales a Salaried Position

Bill Martel, general manager of Salem Farm Supply (Salem, N.Y), and Carole Lewis, president of Salem Farm Supply, explains the dealership's compensation package for the sales team. The entire team has been salaried for a long time and they've found it encourages the team to work together to get the job done. Read More

New Holland Partners with State University of New York on Biomass Research

New Holland will assist the State University of New York on a research project that seeks to develop ways to reduce the cost of delivering biomass for refinement. Read More

Kawasaki Introduces New Field Service Advisor Program

The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp. is enhancing its existing dealer services capability with the formation and staffing of remote Field Service Advisor offices. Read More

Central Illinois Ag Reopens Store After Fire

Central Illinois Ag will reopen its Atlanta, Ill., location on Aug. 1 following the building's destruction 2 years ago in a fire. Read More

Evolution Ag Opens Plain City, Ohio, Location

After over three years of planning and construction during the past 12 months, Evolution Ag announced the opening of its new dealership in Plain City, Ohio. Read More

Brazos Valley Equipment Building New Facility in Waco, Texas

John Deere dealer Brazos Valley Equipment is building a new 40,000 square foot facility off Interstate 35 in Waco, Texas. Read More

FarmLink Introduces Internet-Based Equipment Sharing Program

FarmLink announced the introduction of a new online farm equipment sharing community, leveraging this new economy business model to manage the cost of farm equipment and help generate incremental revenues. Read More

John Deere Seeding Lays Off 160 Employees

John Deere Seeding is indefinitely laying off 160 employees in Moline, Ill., who had already been temporarily laid off for an inventory adjustment shutdown. Read More

On The Record: Strongest El Niño In 50 Years

In today’s newscast we look at how El Niño is impacting the U.S. growing season, an update on Titan Machinery, the results of the latest Precision Farming Dealer benchmark survey and Kubota’s fiscal 2015 financial results. Read More

NAEDA Equipment Dealers Foundation Awards Scholarships

The NAEDA Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF) awarded 15 scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year to students planning to join or currently employed by equipment dealers who are members of the association. Read More

NAEDA Promotes Dykes to VP Industry Relations, Names Higgins VP Government Relations

NAEDA has announced the promotion of Joe Dykes to the position of vice president of Industry Relations and has named Natalie Higgins vice president of Government Relations and general counsel. Read More

Southern Tractor and Outdoors Opens 2nd Location

Already a mainstay for new and used tractors, heavy farm equipment, and a wide variety of lawn care and maintenance products, Southern Tractor and Outdoors has added a second location in Albany, Ga., to its flagship location in Moultrie. Read More

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