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“This, too, shall pass.”

By Ben Potter, AgWeb Social Media and Innovation Editor “This, too, shall pass.” That was the overriding sentiment during a panel discussion held by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. “Now is normal,” says Todd Stucke, senior vice president with Kubota. “We have to manage both the good […]

2016 Tractor & Combine Outlook

Farm Equipment Shipments, Inventory & Retail Sales Outlook 2016 Charles Glass, Glass Management Group, Arlington, Texas Tractor sales are the lifeblood of the farm equipment industry. They are the barometer for the sales of all other agricultural equipment, whether it is tractor mounted or self-propelled. We have produced an annual forecast for tractors and combines […]

Section 179 Details

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 318-109 to extend Section 179 Thursday, and has already been signed by the President to make it official. The bill makes the $500,000 limit permanent. According to the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, there is a provision that equipment dealers would be allowed to depreciate remodeling and  improvements made to retail locations over a period […]