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Information on data, forecasts and business outlooks from equipment manufacturers, associations, USDA and other sources.

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Dealer Financials Improving, But More Work Needed

While dealers’ bottom lines are looking better, they must improve overall operations if they hope to enhance their profits in the years ahead.
Based on the results of the Western Equipment Dealers Assn.’s 2018 Cost of Doing Business Study, North American farm equipment dealers are making progress in improving a number of metrics typically used to measure their financial performance.
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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

Don’t Bet Against the Dealers

If I’ve learned anything in the nearly 14 years I’ve been with Farm Equipment and Ag Equipment Intelligence it’s to not bet against the dealers who participate in our surveys. This is especially true when it comes to what direction the industry is heading.
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Availability of Customer Capital: One Ag Lender’s Perspective

Below are excerpts from a presentation given by Alan Hoskins at the 2018 Moving Iron Summit. Hoskins is President and CEO of American Farm Mortgage Co. Inc., based in Evansville, Ind.
A precipitous drop in the number of commercial banks means fewer lenders understand agriculture. And that spells trouble for farmers, according to Alan Hoskins, president and CEO of American Farm Mortgage Co
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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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