Illinois Grain: Machinery Value Comparison – 2006 v. 2016 Jun 18, 2018

🕔Jun 18, 2018
Machinery values in factories began to increase over the years. There are many reason for this increase. We will compare 2006 to 2016 machinery values for different sized factories to […]

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: […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Nov 7, 2017

🕔Nov 7, 2017
The latest measure of agricultural producer sentiment improved slightly during October to 135, its third-highest level since data collection began two years ago (Figure 1). Although stronger than a month […]

Farm Machinery Costs and Custom Rates Sep 5, 2017

🕔Sep 5, 2017
Numerous farms that are either hiring a custom operator or providing custom rate services to other farms use published custom rate surveys. Though this information is very useful when establishing […]

Illinois: Farm Machinery Values, Then and Now Mar 21, 2017

🕔Mar 21, 2017
This article reviews machinery values from a group of Illinois grain farms at two points in time. Total machinery value and machinery value per acre are reviewed from periods that […]

Texas: Catching Up and Staying Ahead of Farm Repairs Dec 21, 2016

🕔Dec 21, 2016
Ryan Roberts, a ranch hand at 7P Ranch near Winona, put his cutting torch flame to the cracked and bent pipe-pocket hinge on a gate leading to separating pens. A […]

Farm Taxes: Accelerated Depreciation and Machinery Purchases Dec 2, 2016

🕔Dec 2, 2016
It is a common tax management strategy to use accelerated depreciation, which includes bonus depreciation and section 179 depreciation, to reduce taxable income on crop farms. For 2016, up to […]

Farm Safety: Tractor Rollovers the Leading Cause of Injuries, Deaths Sep 8, 2016

🕔Sep 8, 2016
Did you know farming is among the most dangerous occupations and that most farm-related injuries are caused by machinery? Rollovers are the leading cause of serious injuries. Refer this useful […]

Planting: 4 Tips to Ensure Your Equipment Is Ready Mar 29, 2016

🕔Mar 29, 2016
To ensure the safest, most efficient planting season possible, tuning up farm machinery can be as important as scouting for weeds, tilling the soil or other spring field operations, a […]

Farm Equipment Price Slump – Will it Continue? – DTN Jan 20, 2016

🕔Jan 20, 2016
The farm equipment industry won’t remember 2015 fondly. Sales of new equipment continued a two-year slide; used equipment began to pile up on dealer lots and production lines slowed, causing […]

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