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October 2018 Tractor & Combine Analysis

2018 has been the year of not only a base-building, but has shown some real strength in the larger tractor categories and in combines. 2019 is not going to be a year of dynamic growth in the markets but it is going to be one that will have growth equal to 2018, or better.
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Big Data, Analytics and Corn Have Much in Common

As civilizations became more industrialized and populations moved to cities, the need for a large scale storage and transportation infrastructure became necessary to feed the growing urban populations. This motivated the development of the modern storage and logistics technologies that are prevalent in today's agricultural industries from farm to fork.
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Fed’s October Beige Book Provides Insight into Ag Economy

The Federal Reserve Board released most recent edition of its Beige Book on Oct. 24. The report contains observations on the economic situation for each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts with several of the districts including commentary on agriculture within their areas.
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September 2018 Tractor & Combine Analysis

The limited cash available to farmers and ranchers in the U.S. will continue to put a dampener on the equipment markets in 2018 and 2019. The expanded depreciation programs that appeared in 2010 and reached its zenith in 2014 had the effect of pulling ahead purchases from future years. We are now enduring the results of that program.
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July 2018 Tractor & Combine Analysis

The uncertainty that accompanied the current tariff disputes has produced a black cloud over future tractor and equipment sales. In spite of those concerns we continue to see some strength in the larger tractor categories and in combines this year.
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June 2018 Tractor & Combine Analysis

The unknown resulting from the current trade negotiations have had a major impact on the positive feelings that existed just a few months ago. Farmers and ranchers are facing reduced incomes coupled with rising interest rates for their necessary operating capital and that does not produce a bright, cheery outlook.
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