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Survey Shows Year-End Reality for Farmers, Dealers

A survey of farmers & dealers, closed on November 17, reveals a window into what the next 6 weeks will look like as farmers exit the field, meet with their accountants and make year-end purchases.

In this most unusual year of high farm incomes, rising inputs and scarce supply of nearly everything, Farm Equipment and Ag Equipment Intelligence conducted a 48-hour survey from November 15-17 on the year-end situation, which drew 257 growers and 80 dealers.

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What Do John Deere Dealers Say About the Strike?

17 John Deere dealers offer write-in comments on UAW’s ongoing strike at John Deere production facilities.
A November 4 survey of John Deere dealers on the labor strike at John Deere production facilities drew a number of write-in responses from green dealers. Below are all 17 write-in responses collected from the survey that was open for 24 hours.
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2017 Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey

In early June, the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) released the results of its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Through this study, equipment dealers rated the companies whose products they represent on 11 key categories of dealership operations and support.

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