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Dealers Expect Price Hikes of 1-6% in 2014

Nearly 90% of dealers polled for Ag Equipment Intelligence's '2014 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends' survey say they expect prices for new equipment next year to rise between 1% and 6%. Only 2.8% of dealers say they don't expect increases for the price of new equipment in 2014.
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How Dealers Deal with Ag's Business Cycles: Keep Data in Perspective with Customer Input

For farm equipment dealers, planning for agriculture's business cycles must involve close contact with customers. In addition to observing economic indicators over a period of time, it's essential for dealers to put the data into context with history and customer input, says Graham Drake, president and CEO of Cervus Equipment Co.
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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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Is the Ethanol Boom Stalling?

According to a June report in the Wall Street Journal, Ethanol demand is topping out. The amount used in gasoline is near federal mandates, and gasoline consumption is declining. After 15 straight years of growth, ethanol production this year will fall slightly and will be roughly flat next year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's May forecast.?
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