Buying Equipment: Does Dealer Financing Make It Riskier in a Downturn? May 29, 2018

🕔May 29, 2018
In a series of recent articles, we show that farmers’ use of implement dealer financing has increased substantially since 2003. Implement dealers currently provide nearly one-third of the agricultural sector’s […]

Farm Equipment Dealers Have Growing Share of Loan Market May 10, 2018

🕔May 10, 2018
Farmers rely on external debt capital to finance their capital base, to conduct marketing and production activities, and to provide a valuable source of liquidity in responding to risk. Farmers […]

Georgia: Farm Again Program Tractors Workshop, Tifton, April 26 Apr 17, 2018

🕔Apr 17, 2018
University of Georgia Farm Again program instructors will host a workshop to introduce potential farmers to tractors and how to safely operate them. The Tractors 101 event will be held […]

Nebraska: Tractor Test Lab Works to Improve Performance, Fuel Efficiency Mar 27, 2018

🕔Mar 27, 2018
New research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is bringing tractor testing into the modern era. Though tractor technology has changed rapidly, the testing techniques used on the machines have not […]

Senate Tax Bill Hits $1 Trillion Snag – DTN Dec 4, 2017

🕔Dec 4, 2017
The vaunted Senate tax-cutting bill appeared to be sailing through on Thursday until a small number of GOP senators raised concerns over $1 trillion in added debt over the next […]

Farm Equipment Maintenance: Time to Check the Coolant System Dec 4, 2017

🕔Dec 4, 2017
The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager, who […]

Farm Equipment: A Black John Deere? German Factory Tour – DTN Nov 16, 2017

🕔Nov 16, 2017
I met Saskatchewan farmers Fred Butuk and Eduard Bomers last Friday at the entry to the John Deere tractor factory in Mannheim, Germany. We were there for a factory tour: […]

Equipment Maintenance: Properly Winterizing Your Sprayer Can Avoid Costly Spring Problems Oct 31, 2017

🕔Oct 31, 2017
It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major […]

Irrigation: Create an Equipment Repair List As You End the Season Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
Before you put your irrigation system away for the season, create a list of needed repairs and potential improvements.  “A good end-of-season list of needed irrigation maintenance and repairs can […]

Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields Sep 14, 2017

🕔Sep 14, 2017
It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single […]

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