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[Podcast] On the Record: Dealers Respond to Hurricane Florence

In this podcast, we report on the leadership change at Buhler Industries and provide a look at some of the damage caused by Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. In this week's Technology Corner segment, Jack Zemlicka takes a look at Redline Equipment's test plot in Gas City, Ind. Other topics include worldwide tractor sales for the first 8 months of the year, preliminary results to Ag Equipment Intelligence's 2019 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends survey and the competition in the combine market.
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[Podcast] On the Record: Do Producers Think the $12 Billion Aid Package Will Help?

In this podcast, we examine how farmers are responding to $12 billion aid package introduced by the Trump Administration and Smart Ag's new autonomous technology aftermarket kit. We also cover Titan Machinery's solid second quarter gains, results from Farm Equipment's first ever Marketing Expenditures survey and what new Case IH Vice President of North America Scott Harris sees as priorities for the company, and it's customers.
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[Podcast] On the Record: Optimism Fluctuates Among Tariff Concerns and Low Commodity Prices

In this podcast we report on Deere & Co.'s third quarter earnings, which saw net sales increase 32%. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses precision farming dealers' 5-year investment projections. With uncertainty stemming from tariffs, trade and commodity prices we also look at how manufacturers, dealers and producers are responding. Finally, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, farm income, capital spending and farmland values are all down.
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[Podcast] On the Record: Ag Equipment Makers Report Strong Earnings

In this podcast we review the latest round of earnings reports of farm equipment manufacturers, which seem to be following the same trend of strong sales growth as many other industries. We also take a look at some other ag-related earnings, pay a visit to Horsch's new demonstration farm in Illinois and review the effects from a Trump Administration farm aid package.
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[Podcast] On the Record: Improving Crop Yields Offers $240B Precision Farming Opportunity

In this podcast we dive into a new report from Goldman Sach's on the $240 billion market that exists for precision farming technology to address the 70% increase in food production by 2050, Farmobile's acquisition of Prime Meridian, an increase in landscapers equipment spending, Deere's June retail sales, Art's Ways second quarter earnings and Clean Seed Capital's acquisition of Harvest International.
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[Podcast] On the Record: Could Rocky Mountain Equipment Make a Move in the U.S.?

In this podcast, we talk with Rocky Mountain Equipment president Garret Ganden about the dealership's ambitious growth plan. We also take a look at precision farming dealers' outlook for the year and the results from the June Ag Economy Barometer. We also caught up with Curt Blades, senior vice president of of agriculture for the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers about the first 6 months of 2018 and his outlook for the second half of the year, as well as 3 trends to watch that will have a significant impact on agriculture in the near future.
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[Podcast] On the Record: AGCO Reveals Ideal Combine to North American Dealers & Farmers

In this podcast, AGCO reveals its Ideal combine to North America — the first “clean-sheet” design of an axial combine in the industry in decades. In this week’s Technology Corner segment, we take a look at the challenges dealers face in recruiting and retaining precision service technicians. We also take a look at how large ag equipment sales rebounded in May and how Deere’s retail sales compared to the industry average, the changes in machinery values on Illinois farms over the last 10 years and a deterioration of European dealer sentiment in June.
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[Podcast] On the Record: Deere Sues AGCO & Precision Planting over Patent Infringement

In this podcast, we explore the possible outcomes of Deere's lawsuits against Precision Planting and AGCO, how high-speed ISOBUS will expedite plug & play compatibility, Titan Machinery's first quarter earnings for fiscal year 2019, and rancher sentiment and changes to the Financial Accounting Standards Board's accounting standards for companies that lease equipment.
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[Podcast] On the Record: McKinsey Report Studies Farmer Behaviors

In this podcast, we discuss the results of McKinsey & Co.’s farmer behaviors survey, Western Equipment’s new facility, SEMA Equipment’s consolidation, United Ag & Turf’s merger, bankers’ increased optimism of ag prospects, the new partnership between Farmers Edge and Raven Industries, Rocky Mountain Dealerships’ and Cervus Equipment’s first quarter earnings, and John Deere’s second quarter earnings.
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