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[Technology Corner] Precision Loan Program Could Help Growers, Dealerships Generate More Revenue

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would provide loan financing to farmers and ranchers to purchase precision agriculture equipment. 
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced the Precision Agriculture Loan Act on Sept. 15. It’s the first federal loan program dedicated entirely to precision agriculture.
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AEM President Dennis Slater to Retire

Megan Tanel to Become AEM President Beginning January 1, 2022
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) today announced that Dennis J. Slater will retire as AEM President, effective December 31, 2021. The AEM Board of Directors has selected AEM’s Senior Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector Megan Tanel to succeed Slater and serve as AEM President effective January 1, 2022.
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Dealers Alerted to Consequences of Illegal Modifications to Ag Equipment Systems

Illegal tampering by customers, such as engine “chipping” or tuning, has legal and financial repercussions for dealers.
A third of surveyed dealers say they have had customer-modified equipment come into their shop, according to a recent survey conducted by the Equipment Dealers Assn. What’s more, some of those dealers reported that up to half of the equipment in their shop had been modified or altered from manufacturer settings. Often, these modifications have environmental, safety and liability implications for customers and dealers.
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How Real is the Potential in the Hemp Market?

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week’s episode we look at the emerging hemp industry and what it could mean for the farm machinery business. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka shares some insights on how ag start-ups, particularly on the software side, could offer some lucrative opportunities for dealers. We also discuss tractor and combine sales first half of the year for and what we might expect the second half of the year. Also in this episode, dealers and manufacturers say hay and forage equipment sales have seen a nice pick up recently, and we discuss the moderate increases in non-real estate farm lending.
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