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[Podcast] On The Record: Net 32% of Dealers Report Used Inventory Levels ‘Too Low’

Happy New Year! In this podcast we discuss dealers’ record low used equipment inventory levels. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses how the lifecycle of precision services are evolving. Also in this episode, the latest earnings reports from Buhler, manufacturer of the Versatile and Farm King brands of equipment, and Claas, as well as an improvement in farmer sentiment and farm equipment purchasing plans and the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank reports weaker ag conditions in the fourth quarter of 2020.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Dealers Optimistic on Revenue Growth from Rural Lifestyle Customers

In this podcast we discuss some of the preliminary results of the 2021 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook survey, which shows dealers in this segment optimistic for the year ahead. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses one dealer's predictiation that farmers will start to expect 24/7 service and problem solving from their dealers. Also in this episode, ag lending conditions recover in the third quarter, net cash farm income sees a boost, CEMA reports European dealer sentiment is improving and a look at the top 5 European speciality equipment manufacturers based on 2019 revenues.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Dealers Continue to Report Inventory Concerns

In this podcast, the latest Dealer Sentiments report shows a net 54% of dealers report their new equipment inventory is too low, the highest since 2011 when we first started gathering this data. In the Technology Corner we take a look at Raven's new Autonomous AutoCart. Also in this episode, Titan Machinery reports 3Q ag revenues were up 3%, Deere's FY20 ag sales were down 6%, and a look at how the election impacted farmer sentiment.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Ag Lenders Say 50% of Borrowers Profitable in 2020

In this podcast we take a look at some of the results from the Fall 2020 Agricultural Lender Survey Report, which points to over half of borrowers being profitable in 2020. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses how technology will influence large corporate farms and smaller operations alike. Also in this episode, Ag Growth International reports growth in 3Q20, the Kansas City and Chicago Federal Reserve Banks report lower farm loan demand and dealer sentiment among European dealers is on the rise.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Farmers’ Ag Machinery Purchase Plans Improve

In this podcast, we look at the record high readings from Purdue University’s Ag Economy Barometer, including improvements in farmers’ equipment purchasing plans. In the Technology Corner Jack Zemlicka discusses dealers expectations for sales of precision farming systems. Also in this episode, a look at where dealers plan to invest in 2021 and the latest earnings reports from Rocky Mountain Dealerships, Cervus Equipment, AGCO and Case IH.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Judge Sides with Dealers in North Dakota Dealer Protection Law Ruling

In this podcast, we discuss the judges ruling on the North Dakota dealer protection law that had been challenged by manufacturers. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses dealers hiring plans for the precision farming department. Also in this episode, we also look at the latest dealer survey from Stifel on third quarter sales and examine more results from the 2021 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends Report.
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[Podcast] On The Record: AGCO Acquires Dealership Group

In this podcast, AGCO announced this week its intention to buy the ag assets of Boyd Co., establishing a dealership that is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGCO. In the Technology Corner, Ben Thorpe discusses John Deere’s recent acquisition of spectrum broadband licenses during an FCC auction. Also in this episode, dealers report their outlook for 2020 new equipment revenues has improved significantly from their forecast a year ago, the Ag Economy Barometer shows the number of farmers planning equipment purchases in the year ahead is growing, and Alamo reports pent-up demand is fueling its ag sales.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Dealers Report an Increase in Early Orders for 2021

In this podcast, we have a preview of Ag Equipment Intelligence’s annual Dealer Business Outlook & Trends survey, which shows early equipment orders are up for 2021. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka shares what dealers say their best bests for growing precision revenues in the next 3 years are. Also in this episode, a look at how high horsepower tractor sales correlate with cash receipts and the potential for an uptick in tractor demand, as well a look at how year to date equipment sales compare to the 5 year average.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Government Payments Boost Farm Income to 7-Year High

In this week's podcast we talk about how federal government direct farm payments are expected to be up by nearly $15 billion, providing a nice boost to farm income. That seems to be helping farmer sentiment based on the latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses how one precision peer group has been benefiting from virtual problem solving. Also in this episode: dealers report used equipment inventory is too low for the first time since 2012, ag loan repayments in the Federal Reserve Bank's 9th District are holding steady and a new fertilizer bar manufacturer, Farmada, eyes up the tillage segment.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Deere's 3Q Results Exceed Analysts' Expectations

In this week's podcast we discuss Deere & Co.'s and Titan Machinery's latest earnings reports. In the Technology Corner Jack Zemlicka shares some ideas on what the dealership of the future will include. Also in this issue: AGCO's plans for its Fendt dealer network, an update on used equipment retail prices and what the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank is saying about farm loan repayments.
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