Combine Sales: Carpe Diem

On our family farm, harvest is a fun time of the year. If you were to pick a favorite place to be, it would have to be in the combine. For our parts and service departments at the dealership, you better be going after those combines for the inspection programs. They were fantastic for helping […]

This Is Who We Are. This Is What We Love. At Machinery Scope and Finance Scope, we have first-hand experience in the agricultural and construction industries. Growing up on farms and having worked within dealerships on multiple levels allows us to understand what our dealers and their customers go through on a day-to-day basis. When building extended warranty, finance and lease solutions, we try […]

U.S. Treasury Withdrawing Proposed Estate Tax Regulations

By Sara Brown Dovers The U.S. Department of Treasury issued a report late Wednesday to comply with Executive Order 13789 from President Donald Trump, detailing eight tax regulation changes. Most notable for farmers and ranchers is the withdrawal of the proposed regulations under §2704, which would have put more restrictions on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. In […]

Rust on the Rise

Southern Corn Rust Strikes Again in Midwest Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 9/28/2016 | 11:47 AM CDT ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — David Brown, of Carmine, Illinois, probably wouldn’t call himself a Southerner. But the corn, soybean and wheat farmer is getting a taste of Southern crop management this year, after southern corn rust breached the […]

A Stronger Producer & Dealer Partnership

Equipment dealers consider ways to reinvent themselves to better serve farmers in challenging times By Ben Potter When commodity prices slip, farmers feel the ill effects first, but everyone eventually gets a taste. That’s apparent now to equipment dealers, who face a multiyear sales decline, contracting net income and a less-than-stellar intermediate outlook. According […]