On the Record Newscast

Ag Direct 20th Anniversary

On the Record is brought to you by AgDirect.

Twenty years ago, AgDirect financing was created to meet the changing demands of equipment dealers as well as their customers. With its attractive rates and ag-friendly terms, AgDirect became one of the fastest-growing programs of its kind. Today, thousands of dealers and dozens of brands across the country rely on AgDirect as a risk-free source of credit for financing, leasing and refinancing ag equipment.

Thank you for 20 years of growth and success. Visit Agdirect.com.

ARTICLES

On the Record

Analyst Bullish on Deere, Titan Machinery

The latest episode of Ag Equipment Intelligence's On the Record is now available! In this week's program, we share one analyst's 2019 outlook for Deere & Co. and Titan Machinery in addition to Deere CEO & Chairman Samuel Allen's concerns over the lasting impact tariffs could have on U.S. farmers. We also discuss Ag-Pro Companies expansion into Ohio and the dealership's rapid growth since 2014. Also in this episode: technology lessons from the auto industry, changes in farm profits and farmers' income and an improvement in producers' interest in making large investments, like machinery.
Read More
On the Record

European Dealers Rate Their Top Tractor Brands

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week's episode we review a recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota on farm bankruptcies. While the trend is on the rise, it hasn't yet reached its peak. Also in this episode: the top tractor brands rated by European farm equipment dealers, how one dealer is expanding its agronomic services, Deere & Co.'s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 results and an improvement in dealers' used equipment inventories.
Read More
On the Record

Partnership with FarmersEdge Gives CNH Dealers Access to FarmCommand Platform

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this edition, we report on an improvement in producer sentiment according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University. We also discuss the new agreement between Farmers Edge and CNH Industrial. A number of manufacturers and dealers reported their latest earnings in the last week, including Cervus Equipment, Rocky Mountain Dealerships, AGCO, CNH Industrial and Alamo Group. In addition to its third quarter earnings, Rocky Mountain also announced plans to open an outlet store for late-model used equipment in the U.S.
Read More
On the Record

Department of Homeland Security Identifies 3 Unique Threats to Precision Farming

The latest episode of Ag Equipment Intelligence’s On the Record is now available! In this week's broadcast we look at how dealers' sales outlook for 2018 compares to that of the OEMs, cyber-based security threats to precision farming and an increase in non-real estate farm loans. In addition, we look into the University of Missouri's Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute's forecast for net farm income in 2018 and 2019, North American ag equipment sales through the first three quarters of 2018 and an improvement in irrigation equipment sales for Lindsay.
Read More
On the Record

Will USMCA Alleviate U.S. Dairy Supply Situation?

The latest episode of Ag Equipment Intelligence’s On the Record is now available! In this week's episode we discuss the impact the new Unites States-Mexico-Canada Agreement could have on the U.S. dairy market. We also discuss some of the results of Ag Equipment Intelligence's recently published 2019 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends report, including dealers' outlook for profitability in 2018 and hiring plans. Other topics covered include an uptick in credit denials for farmers and the opportunity for ethanol in China.
Read More
On the Record

Dealers Respond to Hurricane Florence

In this week’s episode we report on the leadership change at Buhler Industries and provide a look at some of the damage caused by Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. In this week’s Technology Corner segment, Jack Zemlicka takes a look at Redline Equipment's test plot in Gas City, Ind. Other topics include worldwide tractor sales for the first 8 months of the year, preliminary results to Ag Equipment Intelligence’s 2019 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends survey and the competition in the combine market.
Read More
On the Record

Do Producers Think the $12 Billion Aid Package Will Help?

In this episode, we examine how farmers are responding to $12 billion aid package introduced by the Trump Administration and Smart Ag's new autonomous technology aftermarket kit. We also cover Titan Machinery's solid second quarter gains, results from Farm Equipment's first ever Marketing Expenditures survey and what new Case IH Vice President of North America Scott Harris sees as priorities for the company, and it's customers.
Read More
On the Record

Optimism Fluctuates Among Tariff Concerns and Low Commodity Prices

In this episode we report on Deere & Co.’s third quarter earnings, which saw net sales increase 32%. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses precision farming dealers’ 5-year investment projections. With uncertainty stemming from tariffs, trade and commodity prices we also look at how manufacturers, dealers and producers are responding. Finally, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, farm income, capital spending and farmland values are all down.
Read More
On the Record

Ag Equipment Makers Report Strong Earnings

In today's newscast we review the latest round of earnings reports of farm equipment manufacturers, which seem to be following the same trend of strong sales growth as many other industries. We also take a look at some other ag-related earnings, pay a visit to Horsch's new demonstration farm in Illinois and review the effects from a Trump Administration farm aid package.
Read More
On the Record

Improving Crop Yields Offers $240B Precision Farming Opportunity

In today's newscast we dive into a new report from Goldman Sach's on the $240 billion market that exists for precision farming technology to address the 70% increase in food production by 2050, Farmobile's acquisition of Prime Meridian, an increase in landscapers equipment spending, Deere's June retail sales, Art's Ways second quarter earnings and Clean Seed Capital's acquisition of Harvest International.
Read More

Get all things Ag Equipment Intelligence all the time!

Start Your Membership

Top Articles

Current Issue

AEI_November_1118_web_cover.png

Ag Equipment Intelligence

Each monthly issue of Ag Equipment Intelligence is like getting one-on-one personal advice from the world's most trusted ag equipment industry experts. Advice that hasn't been watered down or distorted by outside influence, providing the latest and most insightful farm equipment analysis. AEI explores where the ag equipment industry is going — not just where it's been. No filler. No bias. No conflict of interest. You can access the PDF issue archive by clicking here.
View More

Must Read Free Eguides

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More

I am interior.sidebar.ad.5 EC area