A Stronger Producer & Dealer Partnership

Equipment dealers consider ways to reinvent themselves to better serve farmers in challenging times By Ben Potter AgWeb.co 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 […]

How to Get Unstuck Safely

When I was kid, my dad and uncle farmed a farm that was owned by one of my great-aunts. Everything else they farmed was in the typical rolling hills of eastern Nebraska, but this particular farm was in the bottoms of the nearby Elkhorn River valley. They farmed it for many decades and learned over […]

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CAN THEIR PROBLEM BE SOLVED? By Myron Friesen Successful Farming Staff http://www.agriculture.com/content/is-it-time-to-split-up-the-farm HOW DO BROTHERS WHO HAVE ACCUMULATED A SIZABLE OPERATION PASS ON THE FARM WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER TALKING AND THEIR CHILDREN HAVE DIFFERENT FARMING INTERESTS? THE PROBLEM: Submitted by R.R. in Illinois My brother and I own about 2,000 acres together. We also […]

New mid-range tractors launched

By Willie Vogt, Farm Industry News http://farmindustrynews.com/farm-equipment/new-mid-range-tractors-launched Massey Ferguson fires up the 5700SL series, which includes three models, and a range of enhanced cab features in the Deluxe version. It’s part of the company’s new global tractor lineup. Massey Ferguson is rolling out the 5700 series which includes an enhanced cab (the Deluxe version) with […]

How’s it Going? Good, Ag Barometer Says

Price Rally Helps Farmers’ Sentiment By Mike McGinnis http://www.agriculture.com/content/hows-it-going-good-ag-barometer-says DES MOINES, Iowa —Farmers always ask one another, “How are things going?” Well, now there might be an answer to that question supplied by a new Ag Economy Barometer released Tuesday. The barometer is made up of an index calculation, according to its founders, Purdue University […]

Story of a Young Iowa Farmer

Machinery Pete By: Greg Peterson, AgWeb.com http://www.agweb.com/blog/machinery-pete/story-of-a-young-iowa-farmer/ Apr 20, 2016 America is an amazing place. Problems? Plenty. Too many to list. But still, the land of the free. The land of opportunity. Got an idea? Want to give it a try? Roll up your sleeves and go for it. Sacrifice. Work hard. Then work harder. […]