Ben Thorpe

Ben Thorpe

Ben Thorpe is the Associate Research Editor of Farm Equipment and Ag Equipment Intelligence. He joined Lessiter Media in 2019 after 1 year working with the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers. He graduated with a writing degree from Carroll University.

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On the Record Podcast

[Podcast] Kubota Dealers React to New Acquisition Limitations Policy

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Weasler Engineering, we take a look at some responses to Kubota's new limiting acquisitions policy for dealers. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman examines how autonomy may provide a health benefit to the ag equipment industry. Also in this episode, John Deere's latest earnings and the end of AGCO and Ohio Ag Equipment's distribution agreement.
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On the Record

Kubota Dealers React to New Acquisition Limitations Policy

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Weasler Engineering, we take a look at some responses to Kubota's new limiting acquisitions policy for dealers. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman examines how autonomy may provide a health benefit to the ag equipment industry. Also in this episode, John Deere's latest earnings and the end of AGCO and Ohio Ag Equipment's distribution agreement.
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On the Record Podcast

[Podcast] Big Dealer Consolidation Continues in 2024

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Weasler Engineering, we break down the key takeaways from Ag Equipment Intelligence's newly released 2024 Big Dealer Report. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman shows us how cover crop planting could be done autonomously. Also in this episode, CNH Industrial reports a drop in ag sales, AGCO combine and application equipment sales are down year-over-year and a UK New Holland factory strike could impact North America.
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On the Record

Big Dealer Consolidation Continues in 2024

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Weasler Engineering, we break down the key takeaways from Ag Equipment Intelligence's newly released 2024 Big Dealer Report. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman shows us how cover crop planting could be done autonomously. Also in this episode, CNH Industrial reports a drop in ag sales, AGCO combine and application equipment sales are down year-over-year and a UK New Holland factory strike could impact North America.
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On the Record

Analysts Comment on CNHI CEO's Departure

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Weasler Engineering, we look at some analyst comments on Scott Wine's departure from CNH Industrial. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman talks to Pessl Instruments' CEO about the recent investment it received from Lindsay Corp. Also in this episode, dealers and farmers chime in on brand loyalty, air seeder sales forecasts and layoffs at the Racine, Wis., Case IH plant.
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On the Record Podcast

[Podcast] Analysts Comment on CNHI CEO's Departure

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Weasler Engineering, we look at some analyst comments on Scott Wine's departure from CNH Industrial. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman talks to Pessl Instruments' CEO about the recent investment it received from Lindsay Corp. Also in this episode, dealers and farmers chime in on brand loyalty, air seeder sales forecasts and layoffs at the Racine, Wis., Case IH plant.
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On the Record Podcast

[Podcast] Baltimore Port Closure to Impact High Horsepower Tractor Imports & Exports

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Weasler Engineering, we look at how the Port of Baltimore's closure will alter the flow of high horsepower tractors in and out of the country. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman talks about some changes coming to drone operation regulations. Also in this episode, Kazakhstan's potential for the North American ag equipment industry and what 2024 holds for the sprayer market.
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On the Record

Baltimore Port Closure to Impact High Horsepower Tractor Imports & Exports

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Weasler Engineering, we look at how the Port of Baltimore's closure will alter the flow of high horsepower tractors in and out of the country. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman talks about some changes coming to drone operation regulations. Also in this episode, Kazakhstan's potential for the North American ag equipment industry and what 2024 holds for the sprayer market.
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[Podcast] What Interest Rate Cuts Mean for the Ag Equipment Industry

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Associated Equipment Distributors, we talk to an analyst and dealers on how interest rate cuts could impact the ag equipment industry. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman shows us how cover crop planting could be done autonomously. Also in this episode, the Baltimore bridge collapse, planter sales forecasts, leasing volumes and Titan Machinery's latest earnings report.
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On the Record

What Interest Rate Cuts Mean for the Ag Equipment Industry

In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Associated Equipment Distributors, we talk to an analyst and dealers on how interest rate cuts could impact the ag equipment industry. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman shows us how cover crop planting could be done autonomously. Also in this episode, the Baltimore bridge collapse, planter sales forecasts, leasing volumes and Titan Machinery's latest earnings report.
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