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Dave Kanicki

To the Point: It’s in Your Best Interest

It was 5 years ago when I visited with Mike Boehlje, the distinguished professor in the Dept. of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. At that time, signs were appearing that indicated the industry was in for a slowdown following 4-5 really great years of equipment sales. The special report that ensued was called “Dealing with Ag’s Boom–Bust Cycles.” Boehlje discussed a couple factors that directly impacted equipment dealers.
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Dave Kanicki

To the Point: It’s in Your Best Interest

It was 5 years ago when I visited with Mike Boehlje, the distinguished professor in the Dept. of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. At that time, signs were appearing that indicated the industry was in for a slowdown following 4-5 really great years of equipment sales. The special report that ensued was called “Dealing with Ag’s Boom–Bust Cycles.” Boehlje discussed a couple factors that directly impacted equipment dealers.
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SPECIAL REPORT

Making a Case for Curbing Spending on Inputs

Few signs point to a recovery in crop prices in the near term, which is making it imperative growers find ways to hold down costs.
As the industry downturn is well into its third year, producers are now taking an even harder look at minimizing the use, and thus the cost, of crop inputs like fertilizers and pesticides, wherever possible without sacrificing crop yields. The quest to reduce inputs without giving up crop productivity presents dealers and manufacturers with opportunities to work closely with their farm customers to improve everyone’s bottom line.
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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki: 2014 Could Be a Challenging Year for Ag Equipment

It seems were barely into the planting season and already were hearing concerns about next year. I suppose thats because nearly everyone I've talked to dealers, analysts, manufacturers and economists have a pretty warm and fuzzy feeling about 2013. Things are looking good unless something like last years drought should sneak up on us again or Congress does something stupid. Both of these are very real possibilities, as we all know.
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