Dave Kanicki

Dave Kanicki

Dave Kanicki is the former Editor/Publisher (retired in 2020) Editor & Publisher of Ag Equipment Intelligence (AEI) and its related research, reports and broadcast channels. He joined Lessiter Publications in 2005 after decades of experience as an Editor & Publisher of metals manufacturing titles. His Farm Equipment and AEI work has been nationally recognized by both trade business and business press associations. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

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Transition Underway at Ag Equipment Intelligence

With my impending retirement at the end of October, editors at Ag Equipment Intelligence have begun to transition responsibilities to ensure that the newsletter, special reports, On the Record broadcasts and annual Executive Briefings conference will continue to meet readers’ expectations well into the future.
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What About Capital Expenditures?

So, we’ve heard a lot from USDA about commodity prices and projected planted acres for 2020, but little or nothing about capital expenditure expectations. It exists but doesn’t capture much attention from much of the ag industry. I suppose this is because most farm spending is dependent on commodity prices.
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Leasing, Automation & Brand Loyalty

“With all of the automation coming … and the cost of repairs and parts … along with cost of new machinery, it’s getting ridiculous,” said Robert Blair during the Ag Equipment Intelligence Executive Briefing virtual event held last month. The Idaho grower added, “The cost of parts is really starting to drive some of my decisions, as well.”
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Another Decade Down: More of the Same Ahead?

It’s just about a wrap on the second decade of the 2000s and from my perspective things are looking a “little” better than they have in a while in some respects, but not so much in others. For the most part, the first half of the last decade is very different from the second half. But it’s simply a matter of ag cycles and plateaus, according to some.
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Trade Issues Cloud Dealers’ View of 2020

The opening line to a recent Wall Street Journal early morning guide to the day’s top news read “… investors face geopolitical uncertainties …” Well, WSJ readers, welcome to our world. There is one thing that is certain about uncertainty. It is that nobody likes it. Not investors or farmers, and from our corner of agriculture, farm equipment dealers and manufacturers. Nonetheless, it’s what we’ve got to work with these days.
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