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OTR Ep. 25 Large Ag Equipment Sales Finish 2017 on High Note

In this podcast, we discuss the positive shift in large ag equipment sales the U.S. saw as 2017 came to a close, the recent Precision Farming Dealer Summit, and how farmers will need to evolve in response to the challenging ag market, Deere’s 2017 annual report. We also mark the 100th episode of On the Record with a look back of the top 10 episodes over the last 3 years.

Duration: 00:12:07

OTR Ep. 24 On The Record: Could La Nina Kick Start Ag Markets?

In today’s podcast, we discuss the improvement in North American dealers forecast for 2018, the best precision bets for 2018, the probability that La Niña could kick start the ag markets, and improved sales for Buhler, Claas and Krone.

Duration: 00:07:15

OTR Ep. 23 On The Record: Titan Machinery Sets Inventory Goal of 3X Turn

In this podcast, we discuss Titan’s goals for improving inventory turns, compensation averages for precision farming personnel in dealerships, AGCO’s new product development plans and improvements in dealer sentiment, both in North America and Europe.

Duration: 00:07:12

OTR Ep. 22 On the Record: Deere Suggests Ag Equipment Industry Turning the Corner

In this podcast, we discuss Deere’s suggestion that we’ve turned the corner on the current ag equipment downturn, artificial intelligence in ag, what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means for farm equipment dealers, Titan Machinery’s outlook for fiscal year 2018 and a drop in producer sentiment.

Duration: 00:10:17

OTR Ep. 21 On The Record: Deere 4Q Ag Sales Increase 22%

In this podcast, we discuss some of the trends and innovations we saw at Agritechnica, the ag waiver for the Electronic Logging Device Rule, how precision technology is playing into the market share equation in Germany, Mahindra’s growing presence in North America, new startup company Agrodeviate and Deere & Co.’s latest earnings report.

Duration: 00:11:37

OTR Ep. 20 On the Record: Judge to Make Ruling on North Dakota Dealer Law by End of December

In this podscast, we have an update on the North Dakota Dealer Protection law and when we can expect a ruling from the judge, we take a look at the results from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture’s latest Ag Economy Barometer and what producers are saying about used equipment values, Deere dealers are looking to hire more precision farming techs, and the third quarter earnings reports from Rocky Mountain Dealerships, Cervus Equipment, CNH Industrial, AGCO and Alamo Group.

Duration: 00:07:52

OTR Ep. 019 Cost of Doing Business Study Shows Aftermarket Improvements

In today’s podcast, we discuss some of the results of the 2017 Cost of Doing Business Study, an increase in demand for ag lending, creating a more flexible precision farming service team and a comparison of U.S. and Canadian dealer outlooks for the year ahead.

Duration: 00:09:30

OTR EP. 018 Dealers Project 2018 Revenue Growth

In today’s podcast, we discuss the results of Ag Equipment Intelligence’s 2018 Business Outlook & Trends survey, irrigation equipment dealers short-term outlook, Farmers Edge’s new partnership with Planet, how tractor and combine sales through the first 9 months of the year compare to the same period 5 years ago and Art’s Way’s third quarter results.

Duration: 00:09:18

OTR Ep. 17 Tonutti Family Regains Control of Tonutti-Wolagri

In today’s podcast, we share Carlo Tonutti’s story of losing control of his family’s company, Tonutii-Wolagri, and how after a 2.5 year struggle he’s regained ownership, how the Internet of Things fits in the ag landscape, New Holland’s new methane-powered concept tractor, and an upswing in equipment sales in Germany.

Duration: 00:12:07

OTR Ep. 16 Equipment Needs for Hurricane Clean Up — Learning from Katrina

In today’s podcast, we discuss what can be learned from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina clean up equipment needs in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, AGCO’s closing of the Precision Planting acquisition, Titan Machinery’s latest earnings and Deere’s acquisition of Blue River Technology.

Duration: 00:11:57

OTR Ep. 15 Is This the Bottom of the Trough?

In today’s podcast, we discuss a quick update on the North Dakota dealer protection law, whether or not we’re currently at the bottom of the trough in the ag economy cycle, a new joint venture among 4 agribusinesses, and the latest earnings reports from Cervus Equipment, John Deere and Buhler Industries.

Duration: 00:09:27

OTR Ep. 014 Major OEMs & AEM Lawsuit Put Brakes on Dealer Bill of Rights Law

In today’s podcast, we examine the lawsuit the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers and the major OEMs have filed to stop the North Dakota “Dealer Bill of Rights” law from going into effect, Krone’s decision to cancel its plans to relocate its headquarters, the unique challenges of remarketing precision farming equipment and the latest earnings reports from Rocky Mountain Equipment and Alamo Group.

Duration: 00:09:55

OTR Ep. 013 AGCO Makes Waves with Precision Planting Acquisition

In today’s podcast, we look into AGCO’s announcement that it’s acquiring Precision Planting from The Climate Corp., the Challenger branded equipment will no longer be sold in Europe and the Middle East, John Deere Financial is now the No. 5 ag lender, and CNH Industrial and AGCO’s second quarter earnings.

Duration: 00:09:55

OTR Ep. 012 Farmer Finances Show Signs of Improvement

In today’s podcast, we discuss improving farmer sentiment, results of Strip-Till Farmers 4th Annual Strip-Till Operation Benchmark Study, Deere & Co.’s new alliance with German manufacturer Kramer, how some OEMs are relying more on their suppliers for dealer product training and the latest dealers’ improving sales forecast for 2017.

Duration: 00:10:01

OTR Ep. 004 Dealer Optimism Index Turns Positive

In today’s podscast, we report on a big improvement in dealer sentiment, updates from the SIMA Agribusiness Show in Paris, Kubota’s 2016 financial results, improvements in Brazil’s ag equipment factory shipments and the need for broadband infrastructure in rural America.

Duration: 00:08:45

OTR Ep. 003 Titan Machinery Restructures Store Operations

In today’s podcast, we taken a closer look at Titan Machinery’s restructuring plans, which includes the closing of 14 stores in the first half of the year, the growing precision customer gap, an update on how Kubota’s acquisition of Great Plains is helping each company and Deere’s 1st quarter earnings.

Duration: 00:10:39

OTR Ep. 001 Surprises in Used Equipment Values

In today’s podcast, brought to you by Ingersoll, we dive into some surprises in Machinery Pete’s fourth quarter Used Values Index, highlights from the Precision Farming Dealer Summit, why ag machinery stocks continue to rise despite the ag market and more improvement in producer sentiment.

Duration: 00:09:15