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My Greatest Mistake: Kent Buchholz

Finance Manager & Sales, Kennedy Implement, Philip, S.D. (2012 Dealership of the Year)
“Own everything you do or don’t do. Good or bad times don’t matter; every decision made, or not made, must be owned up to. It might be something incorrect that someone else in the dealership said to a customer, or as simple as not calling someone back. Either way, you must be willing to ‘own’ it — because your reputation is at stake.
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My Greatest Mistake: Leo Johnson

President, Johnson Tractor Inc. (2012 Dealership of the Year)
“The fact that I’ve been in the same farm equipment dealership for 38 years may not equate to success as much as stamina. I’ve certainly had some measurable success over the years as well as some well-intended mistakes. Hindsight is 20/20, so looking back at the mistakes is easy.
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To The Point: The Risk-Reward of Farming

Since much of what we're reading these days is about the drought of 2012 and its impact on commodity prices and ultimately its effect on food prices, I am reminded of the risk-reward tradeoff I learned about back in my college days. It makes me wonder why no one pays much attention to the risk? side of the equation. According to the risk-return tradeoff, you must spend money to make money. Or more correctly, it says reinvested money can render higher profits only if it is subject to the possibility of being lost.?
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U.S. Crop Conditions Continue to Decline

Yesterday, USDA released its weekly Crop Progress report that showed that the lack of rain throughout most major agricultural regions continue to negatively impact U.S. crops. For the eighth consecutive week, USDA said that the condition of the U.S. corn crop was worse than it was during the previous week.
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