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Deere Takes Action to Address Lease Returns

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week's episode we discuss Deere's plans to address leasing concerns, the economics of robotic implements and the likelihood that the third installment of the Market Facilitation Program payments will be made. Also in this episode, an exclusive interview with Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts while in Germany as part of a trade delegation and a look at what dealers thought had a bigger impact on machinery sales in 2019 — trade or weather.
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Deere Reports 3% Increase in Ag Sales in 4Q, Announces Voluntary Employee Buyout

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week's episode we discuss Deere & Co.'s 4Q earnings, along with the company's recent announcement about voluntary employee buyouts. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka talks about one dealership's take on precision specialist training. Also in this episode, the latest earnings reports from Titan Machinery and Kubota, a comparison between European and North American farm equipment distribution and a look at regenerative agriculture trends.
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Dealers and Manufacturers Search for Opportunities in Hemp

The budding hemp industry has potential opportunities for equipment dealers and manufacturers, but growers might not be ready to buy just yet, according to Ag Equipment Intelligence’s latest research report. Cervus Equipment, one of John Deere’s largest ag equipment retailers, see sales slide 19% in their third quarter. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka talks about autonomy in ag equipment and what the first applications are forecast to be. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that farm bankruptcies rose year-over-year in September, and an event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago sheds light on how conservation practices might benefit growers in the future.
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CNH Industrial Reports Falling Ag Sales, Acquires K-Line & ATI

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! CNH Industrial made a lot of news recently, including its latest earnings report, acquisitions of K-Line and ATI, and joining up with Deere, Claas and 365FarmNet. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses Raven’s recent acquisition of two autonomy companies. Also in this episode, we review Rocky Mountain Dealership’s latest earnings, as well the earnings for Alamo and AGCO. Associate Research Editor Ben Thorpe shares an update on USDA’s interim hemp guidelines.
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Majors Start Pushing Leasing Again

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week’s episode we explore Deere and CNH Industrial’s push toward leased equipment, a slowdown in farm lending during the third quarter and the results of Baird and Ag Equipment Intelligence’s first survey of shortline equipment manufacturers. We also discuss the aging population of both dealers and farmers and how that’s impacting the ag industry. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses a service-centric focus to precision sales.
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Best Bets for 2020: Lawn and Garden & Precision Farming Equipment

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week’s episode we take a look at Ag Equipment Intelligence’s 2020 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends report, specifically examining what dealers said were their “Best Bets” for upcoming year, along with concerns over the rising price of new equipment. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses dealers’ hiring plans for precision farming specialists in 2020. Also in this episode, the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank reports farmland values are holding steady in the 11th District, African Swine Fever’s potential impact on U.S. ag and equipment sales, and an update on the hemp market.
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Dealers Less Optimistic Heading into 2020

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this episode we discuss the preliminary results of Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Equipment’s 2020 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends survey, which indicates that overall dealers aren’t as optimistic heading into 2020 as they were a year ago. We also discuss how ag tech data company Conservis is developing tools to help farmers connect real-time field data with financial reports. Also in this episode: IFS regulations on bonus depreciation and interest expenses, positive sales trends for a number of product categories, Deere’s new CEO’s focus on the U.S. market and more.
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CNH Industrial 5-Year Plan Includes Spinning Off ‘On-Highway’ and Consolidating Dealer Network

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! Ag Equipment Intelligence editors were on hand for CNH Industrial’s announcement of its 5-year strategic plan, which includes spinning off its “On-Highway” business. Also in this episode, we review Titan Machinery’s 2Q results, provide updates on precision farming and New Holland from the Farm Progress Show, and review one analyst’s observation on corn prices.
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Are Bobcat and Farmtrac Tractors Returning to the U.S.?

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week's episode we discuss two tractor lines that had disappeared from the U.S. market — Bobcat and Farmtrac — that are set to make a return. In the Technology Corner Jack Zemlicka discusses dealers' 5-year precision revenue outlook. Also in this episode, Deere & Co.'s third quarter earnings report and Cervus Equipment's second quarter earnings.
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Rocky Mountain Dealerships Reports Tough Second Quarter

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week’s episode, we look at the second quarter earnings reports for several dealers and manufacturers, including AGCO, Rocky Mountain Dealerships and CNH Industrial. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka shares how transitioning to smaller, autonomous implements will require a substantial shift for manufacturers and dealers, with cost-savings being the driving factor. We also discuss the rising Ag Economy Barometer, bringing a more optimistic perspective on farmland values and influencing decisions on large equipment. Also, in this episode, we break down the 2019 Market Facilitation Program, and we discuss the on-going battle over North Dakota’s ‘Dealers Bill of Rights’.
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