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Large Ag Equipment Growth to Slow in 2023

In this episode of On the Record, Pinion Principal Marc Johnson forecasts 4-6% growth in large ag equipment sales in 2023. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman takes a closer look at Verge Ag’s Equipment Explorer, which was launched at the 2023 Precision Farming Dealer Summit. Also in this episode, a preview of the 10th annual Precision Farming Dealer benchmark study and a look at ag retailer sprayer purchase plans for the year ahead. 

 


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Record Net Farm Income Could be Good for Machinery Sales

In this episode of On the Record, we take a look at farmer sentiment and how it’s being boosted by their strong 2022 profits. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman discusses Indianapolis-based agtech company Smart Apply and their Intelligent Spray Control System. We also take a look at John Deere’s production ag equipment backlogs and what it spent on R&D in 2022. And finally, dealers are reporting that the rate of used equipment price increases is slowing, though they remain up year-over-year.

 


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Deere Predicts Fully Autonomous Corn & Soybean Cropping Systems by 2030

In this episode of On the Record we review John Deere’s plan for autonomy. In the Technology Corner Now Newman discuss new developments with Sabanto’s autonomy system. Also in this episode, the capital investment index from Purdue University’s Ag Economy Barometer drops again and highlights from the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study.

 

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Inventory in Short Supply, But Dealers Report Improvements

In this episode of On the Record, the latest Dealer Sentiments Report shows that dealers inventories of both new and used equipment are improving despite being too low. In the Technology Corner Noah Newman talks with Verdant Robotics plans to scale its fleet. Also in this episode, Titan Machinery reports record results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 and Farm Credit Canada forecasts tight machinery inventories well into 2024.
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Farm Profitability Top Factor Impacting Equipment Purchase Plans

In this episode we look at the top factors growers say are impacting their decisions to purchase equipment in 2023. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman takes a closer look at Precision Planting’s new sprayer technology ReClaim. Also in this episode, Kubota’s 9 month U.S. sales break $5 billion and a preview of Ag Equipment Intelligence’s latest research report “Autonomous Farm equipment: U.S. Farm Adoption & Outlook.”
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Rising Interest Rates Weighing on Producer & Dealer Sentiment

In this episode of On the Record we look at how factors beyond farm income are weighing on farmer sentiment and their willingness to buy equipment. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman takes a closer look at Deere's new strip-till rig. Also in this episode: AGCO reports a strong third quarter and interest rate increases put pressure on grower and dealer sentiment.
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Which OEM Leads in R&D Spending?

In this episode of On the Record, we take a look at how the publicly traded OEMs stack up when looking at R&D spend as a percentage of ag equipment sales. Noah Newman joins us from the FIRA show in Fresno, Calif., in the Technology Corner to discuss GUSS Automation. Also in this episode: Claas talks about their dealer network and we look at the first 9-months of large ag equipment sales for 2022.
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Deere to Re-enter Strip-Till Market?

In this week's episode, industry insiders tell us John Deere dealers are currently testing new Deere-branded strip-till rigs. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman talks with Skip Klinefelter about Linco-Precision's acquisition of Dairy One Cooperative's precision farming assets. Also in this episode: what alternate power sources do farmers see as the most viable and dealers are expecting higher price increases in 2023 vs. 2022.
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Dealers Lower Forecast for 2023 Wholegoods Revenues

In this episode, we take a preliminary look at Ag Equipment Intelligence’s 2023 Dealer Busienss Outlook & Trends Report. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman takes a look Amvac’s SIMPAS System. Also in this episode, dealers find creative ways to fix and update customer equipment in the midst of supply chain slowdowns and Ben Thorpe shares an interview with 360 Yield Center’s Gregg Sauder on why dealers should be doing more with agronomy.
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Farmer Wallets Tighten Due to Rising Prices, But Dealers Still Predicting Sales Growth

In this week's episode we discuss grower sentiment and their intentions to make large equipment purchases as well as dealers' sales outlook for 2022 and 2023. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner takes a closer look at Greeneye's precision sprayer system. Ben Thorpe also brings us a report from the Farm Progress Show about Versatile and Cummins partnership on a hydrogen engine. And finally, we introduce a new feature to end the show — AEI DataPoints. This feature is a quick highlight of a noteworthy table or chart that the ag equipment industry needs to know.
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