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Where Can I Find A Tech?

Where Can I Find A Tech?

[Author: Tom Junge, 07.17 | Keywords: Iowa Field Director, Technicians] Where can I find a tech? This is a question Iím frequently asked by dealers. As a matter of fact, one day in early June I heard it from not one, but three dealers.  Finding technicians has been a problem for years and I donít see… Read More »

Signs of a Rebound in Whole Good Sales

Signs of a Rebound in Whole Good Sales

[Author: Tom Junge, 05.17 | Keywords: Iowa Field Notes, Whole Goods] The results are in! First, letís take a moment to celebrate the good news ñ new equipment sales were up 2.8% and used equipment sales were up 22.8% for the first quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter of 2016, according to the 2017 State… Read More »

Five Takeaways from the Iowa Power Farming Show Online Survey

Five Takeaways from the Iowa Power Farming Show Online Survey

[Author: Tom Junge, 03.2017 | Keywords: Iowa Field Director, Iowa Power Farming Show, Surveys] When farmers registered online for the 2017 Iowa Power Farming Show, they completed a survey about their internet and social media use, future purchases and planting intentions. In the end, 1,686 farmers participated in the survey. Hereís a brief look at… Read More »

Nebraska Power Farming Show Surprises!

Nebraska Power Farming Show Surprises!

[Author: Tom Junge, 01.17 | Keywords: Iowa Field Notes, Nebraska Power Farming Show] No one was more surprised than me at the terrific outcome of the 10th Annual Nebraska Power Farming Show held December 6-8 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to the show, I spoke with several exhibitors who reported uncharacteristically low attendance at both the summer… Read More »

Are We There Yet?

[Author: Tom Junge, 11.2016 | Keywords: Iowa Field Notes, State of the Industry] Are we there yet? Weíve all been asked this before, especially when traveling by car. Iím a numbers guy. When Iím driving I often find myself calculating the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) in my head so I can blurt out the… Read More »

Farmers Will Likely Receive ARC-CO Checks in October for 2015 Crops

[Author: Tom Junge, 09.2016 | Keywords: Iowa Field Notes, ARC-CO Checks] The government program referred to as ARC-CO, will likely be adding revenue to farmers this fall for the 2015 corn and soybean crops. The maps below (compliments of AgriSource) show expected county payments for corn and soybean crops as of August 17, 2016. The… Read More »