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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

Are Ag Mergers & Acquisitions Really Bad for the Industry?

For some folk, it’s automatic — any and all industry mergers and/or significant acquisitions are bad, anti-competitive, designed to squeeze out smaller competitors and must be stopped at all costs. At least they must be closely scrutinized to determine who might be harmed and how much damage might such a transaction cause.
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Machinery Pete: The Future in One Word

Plastics were the one word future in 1967. Here in 2016 the one word future is drones. This is true even when it comes to the used farm equipment biz. For more than 3 years now I’ve been talking and writing quite a lot on the subject of “personalizing” the used equipment you are trying to sell to make it worth more money to potential buyers.
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August 2016 Tractor & Combine Analysis

Each time that Farm Equipment surveys dealers used equipment continues to be among their biggest worries. The past effects of Section 179 Bonus Depreciation has filled dealer's lots with a large number of relatively new, low hour tractors, combines and other equipment and these units have had an effect upon the sale of new equipment.
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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

Are You ‘Comfortable That It’s Bad?’

One of the more interesting comments I’ve read from an outsider looking into the current ag equipment environment came from an Aug. 17 report that quotes Karen Ubelhart, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence in New York. In assessing the current sales slump and the ongoing backlog of used farm machinery, Ubelhart said, “People are comfortable that it’s bad and that it will take a while. It’s not great, but they’re not bleeding. It’s just not getting better.”
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To The Point: A Dose of Perspective

Perspective often comes when and where you don’t expect it, including faraway lands. Our staff returned recently from our 3rd Annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Bloomington, Ill., which drew a crowd of 351 from 22 states and 4 countries. Among the international attendees were two farm managers who traveled from Thailand to learn how to leap-frog their operation forward (farm practices in Thailand, they say, lag the U.S. by 50 years). The pair found us via Facebook, and reached out ahead of time so we could help them arrange on-farm visits ahead of the conference.
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