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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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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