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From the Desk of Kim Schmidt

Farm Equipment Price Increases Take Hold

When the U.S. announced tariffs on imported steel, there was a lot of speculation — and maybe even fear — about what it would mean for farm equipment prices. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we’re starting to get some answers.
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10 Steps to Building Your Dealership's Marketing Strategy

Now more than ever, it’s become imperative that dealerships have a strategic digital marketing plan in place. What used to be a walk-in and immediate face-time with a potential client to get to know your business and products has quickly changed to online research and clicking through your “virtual dealership” to get a sense of whether a customer wants to do business with you.
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April 2018 Tractor & Combine Analysis

China’s need for agricultural imports remains significant since they are faced with providing food for nearly one-third of the world’s population. The past decade has produced a growing middle class in China that has demonstrated an increased demand for not only basic foods, but also for high quality products that are only available from other parts of the world.
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From the Desk of Kim Schmidt

Customer Service: Does It Really Matter?

Most business owners — and more specifically farm equipment dealers — would likely tell you that customer service and experience are important to the overall success of the business. I’d venture to say every dealer I’ve spoken with has prided themselves on the quality of service they provide the customer.
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