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[Podcast] On The Record: Dealer Optimism Index Shows Significant Improvement

In this week’s episode, we discuss improvements in dealer sentiment at the end of 2019 as well as producers likelihood to purchase farm equipment. From the Precision Farming Dealer Summit in St. Louis this week, Technology Editor Jack Zemlicka reports on how dealers can serve as consultants to their customers, particularly when it comes to technology. Also in this episode: Buhler Industries' revenues drop 25.7%, the Dallas Fed reports 4Q ag loan demand declines and farmland values are likely to hold steady in 2020.
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[Podcast] On The Record: Deere Reports 3% Increase in Ag Sales in 4Q, Announces Voluntary Employee Buyout

In this episode we discuss Deere & Co.'s 4Q earnings, along with the company's recent announcement about voluntary employee buyouts. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka talks about one dealership's take on precision specialist training. Also in this episode, the latest earnings reports from Titan Machinery and Kubota, a comparison between European and North American farm equipment distribution and a look at regenerative agriculture trends.
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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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