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Titan Machinery Reports 26% Revenue Growth in 3Q22

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week’s episode, we look at Titan Machinery’s strong third quarter results for fiscal year 2022, and how the executive team views inventory turns heading into next year. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner talks with Mani Iyer, CEO of Soletrac, about the electric tractor manufacturer’s distribution plans. Also in this episode: a look at how the UAW strike impacted margins and planter deliveries and dealers’ forecast for used equipment revenues in 2022.
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Survey Shows Lower December Equipment Sales Likely

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this episode, we dig into some of the results of survey Ag Equipment Intelligence conducted Nov. 15-17 on farmers year-end tax plans and dealers' forecasts for December revenues. Also in the episode: After 5 weeks the Deere-UAW strike has come to an end and Buhler, manufacturer of the Versatile and Farm King brands of equipment, reports its fourth quarter revenues dropped. In the Technology Corner, Michalea Paukner looks at the timeline of how autonomous ag equipment has progressed.
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CNH Lowers 4Q Outlook Due to Supply Chain Issues

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week's episode we take a look at CNH Industrial's third quarter results and how they have adjusted their 4Q outlook amid component availability issues. In the Technology Corner, Michaele Paukner explores new AI technology being used for weed control from Carbon Robotics. Also in this episode, an update on the Deere strike and how it is impacting dealer revenue, how McFarlane Manufacturing is battling workforce and supply challenges and an update on Monarch Tractor's licensing agreement with CNH Industrial.
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Industry Responds to UAW Deere Strike

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this episode, we have a follow up on the UAW Deere strike, including where dealers stand on the issue. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner discusses how some dealers are digging out old GPS receivers for customers amid ongoing equipment shortages due to supply chain challenges. Also in this episode, we look at AGCO’s strong third quarter results, the continued equipment inventory and challenges dealers are facing, along with price increases.
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Deere Workers Strike for First Time in More Than 30 Years

In this week's episode we take a first look at the UAW strike at 14 of Deere's U.S. facilities. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner examines Kubota's planned acquisition of AgJunction for $72.8 million. Also in this episode, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will ban gas-powered small-off road engines. Ben Thorpe reports on dealers early orders heading into 2022, based on the results of Ag Equipment Intelligence's Dealer Business Outlook & Trends report. Art's Way reported its second straight profitable quarter, and saw Agriculture Products segment sales for the third quarter improve by 27% vs. last year.
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Dealers Report Price Increases as High as 22%
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Dealers Report Price Increases as High as 22%

In this week’s episode, a net 82% of dealers report their new equipment inventory is too low and say they are seeing price increases from the OEMs ranging from 4% to as high as 22%. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner reports on the proposed precision loan program Sen. Deb Fischer and Sen. Amy Klobuchar recently introduced. Also in this episode, German shortline manufacturer Horsch it will almost double production capacities with a number of world-wide investment projects within the next 2-3 years. According to the 2022 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends report, dealers are forecasting revenues to increase next year, along with price increases from the OEMs. And, the Business Climate Index for the Agricultural Machinery Industry in Europe dropped for the third month in a row to 63 points.
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Titan Machinery Revenue Up 22.% at Mid-Year

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week's episode, we cover Titan Machinery's strong second quarter of fiscal year 2022, which saw revenues increase 24.4%. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner shares a close look at 360 Yield Center's 360 RAIN autonomous irrigation system. Also in this episode, the Ag Economy Barometer shows farmer sentiment recovered slightly in August, Raven Industries' Senior Director of Global Sales Sarah Waltner shares some opportunities for the technology company after its acquisition by CNH Industrial closes. Finally, Ben Thorpe takes a look at the latest forecast for net cash farm income, which is estimated to be up 17% in 2021.
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Cervus Reports Record 2Q and Acquisition by Brandt Tractor

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week's episode, we report on Cervus Equipment's record second quarter earnings as well as the dealership's announcement that it has agreed to be acquired by Brandt Tractor. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner discusses Purdue University's new precision ag course for high school teachers. Also in this episode: AGCO CEO Eric Hansotia says they are positioning Challenger as a "track tractor" brand, dealer optimism drops amid inventory challenges and Deere's third quarter earnings report.
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Deere Extends Autonomy Reach with Bear Flag Acquisition

In this week’s episode, we look at how Kubota performed in the second quarter and first half of 2021. The manufacturer reported healthy growth in both revenue and operating profit. In the Technology Corner, our new editor Michaela Paukner reports on Deere’s recent acquisition of Bear Flag Robotics. Also in this episode: farmer sentiment declined slightly in July, according to Purdue’s latest Ag Economy Barometer, and Alamo Group reported a strong second quarter and first half.
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Used Combine Inventories Continue to Drop

In this week's episode we take a look at the latest Dealer Sentiments & Business Conditions survey, which shows used combine inventories reaching a record low. In the Technology Corner, Ben Thorpe discusses the findings of study done by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers, the American Soybean Assn., Crop-Life America and the National Corn Growers Assn., on the environmental benefits of precision ag technology. Also in this episode the House Ag Committee approves a $5.5B disaster aid bill that will put money in farmers' pockets, AGCO's second quarter net sales improved by double-digits and CEMA's general Business Climate Index shows European ag equipment industry sentiment dropped slightly in July.
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