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[Podcast] On The Record: CNH Industrial Reports Falling Ag Sales, Acquires K-Line & ATI

CNH Industrial made a lot of news recently, including its latest earnings report, acquisitions of K-Line and ATI, and joining up with Deere, Claas and 365FarmNet. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses Raven’s recent acquisition of two autonomy companies. Also in this episode, we review Rocky Mountain Dealership’s latest earnings, as well the earnings for Alamo and AGCO. Associate Research Editor Ben Thorpe shares an update on USDA’s interim hemp guidelines.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Majors Start Pushing Leasing Again

In this week’s podcast, we explore Deere and CNH Industrial’s push toward leased equipment, a slowdown in farm lending during the third quarter and the results of Baird and Ag Equipment Intelligence’s first survey of shortline equipment manufacturers. We also discuss the aging population of both dealers and farmers and how that’s impacting the ag industry. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses a service-centric focus to precision sales.
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[Podcast] On The Record: CNH Industrial 5-Year Plan Includes Spinning Off ‘On-Highway’ and Consolidating Dealer Network

In this week’s podcast, Ag Equipment Intelligence editors were on hand for CNH Industrial’s announcement of its 5-year strategic plan, which includes spinning off its “On-Highway” business. Also in this episode, we review Titan Machinery’s 2Q results, provide updates on precision farming and New Holland from the Farm Progress Show, and review one analyst’s observation on corn prices.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Are Bobcat and Farmtrac Tractors Returning to the U.S.?

In this week’s podcast, we discuss two tractor lines that had disappeared from the U.S. market — Bobcat and Farmtrac — that are set to make a return. In the Technology Corner Jack Zemlicka discusses dealers' 5-year precision revenue outlook. Also in this episode, Deere & Co.'s third quarter earnings report and Cervus Equipment's second quarter earnings.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Rocky Mountain Dealerships Reports Tough Second Quarter

In this week’s podcast, we look at the second quarter earnings reports for several dealers and manufacturers, including AGCO, Rocky Mountain Dealerships and CNH Industrial. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka shares how transitioning to smaller, autonomous implements will require a substantial shift for manufacturers and dealers, with cost-savings being the driving factor. We also discuss the rising Ag Economy Barometer, bringing a more optimistic perspective on farmland values and influencing decisions on large equipment. Also, in this episode, we break down the 2019 Market Facilitation Program, and we discuss the on-going battle over North Dakota’s ‘Dealers Bill of Rights’.
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[Podcast] On The Record: How Real is the Potential in the Hemp Market?

In this week’s podcast 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 for the first half of the year and what we might expect in 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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[Podcast] On The Record: Ethanol Exports Could Grow, But Little Impact on Equipment Sales

In this week's podcast we look at a recent CoBank report on the potential for ethanol production growth over the next decade. Also in this episode, Jack Zemlicka discusses the post-planting mindset of "selling solutions" in the Technology Corner, and we dig into some of the results of the 6th annual Strip-Till Practices study from Strip-Till Farmer, another drop in machinery loans in the Dallas Federal Reserve district and improved 2Q revenues for Art's Way.
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