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What AHW’s Dealer Auction Can Teach Us About Combine Value Trends

Used combine values are a big concern lately for both dealers and farmers. This is especially true going into the high demand August market with a tight supply of farm equipment. In June, Sullivan held the significant AHW dealer auction. With a listing heavy in combines, it provided a great look at the market’s direction when analyzed in tandem with Iron Comps’ equipment values.

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What We Learned from the Workforce Recruitment and Retention Survey

What We Learned from the Workforce Recruitment and Retention Survey

At the Iowa and Nebraska Regional Workforce Development Conferences hosted by INEDA on May 26 in Ankeny, IA and May 27 in Grand Island, NE, Gentry Collins of CAP Public Affairs presented the results of a survey conducted earlier this year aimed at understanding how potential recruits perceive our industry in order to improve workforce recruitment and retention within the industry.

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The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are upon us. I think I have discovered the true meaning of the “good ol’ days.” I remember anxiously awaiting the end of the school year when I would be able to waste the day away playing with my friends, fishing, and attempting to train my newest best friend, a springer spaniel puppy named Joe. Those were truly the “good ol’ days.”

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Iowa Insights

Takeaways from the Iowa District Meeting: In March and April of this year, INEDA hosted seven district meeting in Iowa and Nebraska. In lieu of members attending the annual dealer conference, INEDA staff traveled to see members. These were great events that will likely grow over the next few years.

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Q&A with INEDA Field Directors

INEDA is fortunate to have two field directors on the road visiting dealers and distributors. One of their roles is to listen to members’ needs and concerns and provide immediate solutions. One of the main issues facing members today is hiring and retaining employees, so we sat down with our field directors to find out what they’re hearing from dealers on the topic.

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Employee Retention Credit

Employee Retention Credit

Michelle Thornburg, Koski Professional Group, P.C. You may have heard about the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) but thought it wouldn’t apply to your business. The ERC was extended through December 31, 2021 and the qualifying requirements to claim the credits were...

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Coronavirus Used for Cyber-Attacks

Coronavirus Used for Cyber-Attacks

[Author: Pratum, 05.2020 | Keywords: Cybersecurity, COVID-19] The Coronavirus has now reached every continent, except Antarctica. There are over 2.1 million cases worldwide, with 137,061 deaths reported at the time of this article being published. Like any major news...

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Nebraska Notes

Nebraska Notes

[Author: Mark Othmer, 05.2020 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes] This has been a very unusual time. Coronavirus has dictated nearly every action/inaction upon us today. While we all continue to do our best to support social distancing, we’ve had to utilize different...

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INEDA Supports Commonsense Repair Solutions

Ever since the introduction of a so-called “Right to Repair” bill in the Nebraska Legislature in 2015, INEDA has been working closely with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) to provide industry-wide support for...

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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...

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Looking Into the Future

Looking Into the Future

[Author: Andrew E. Goodman, 05.17 | Keywords: Executive Insight] In my column in the August 2014 issue of The Retailer, I cited a chart published by the Federal Reserve of Kansas City titled, “Gross Farm Income and Net Returns to Farm Operators” covering 1910 to 2010....

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Recruiting for Technology

Recruiting for Technology

[Author: Andrew E. Goodman, President/CEO, 03.2017 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Recruiting] The critical issue of recruiting and training top notch service technicians has been addressed in past issues of The Retailer. Traditionally, these articles focused on...

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Sessions Begins in Nebraska

[Author: Mark Othmer, 01.17 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Nebraska Legislature] The first session of the 105th Nebraska Unicameral got underway on January 4, 2017. What is traditionally a day filled with pomp, circumstance and expectations of a smooth session with...

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Top Ten Member Issues

Top Ten Member Issues

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 11.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Member Issues] In the December 2014 issue of The Retailer, I wrote about the top 10 issues facing our members. At that time, the top 10 issues were 1) taxes, 2) inventory, 3) buildings, 4) economic...

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Election Results in Nebraska

Election Results in Nebraska

[Author: Mark Othmer, 11.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Election] Another election season has finally concluded and I think it is safe to say that everyone is elated that itís over. As I traveled across Nebraska, the most common theme I heard was, ìEnough...

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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...

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Election Year Thoughts

Election Year Thoughts

[Author: Mark Othmer, 07.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Election] As the summer heat sets in, those involved with Nebraska agriculture often find themselves wishing for rain from Mother Nature and depending on the reliability of the pivot irrigation system....

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DIY Equipment Repairs

DIY Equipment Repairs

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 05.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, DIY, Right to Repair] Legislative bill 1072, known as the “Fair Repair Act,” was introduced to the Nebraska Legislature by State Senator Ken Haar on January 20, 2016, and heard by the Judiciary Committee...

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Nebraska  Legislative Recap

Nebraska Legislative Recap

[Author: Mark Othmer, 05.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Nebraska Legislation] The 104th legislature, 2nd session, of the Nebraska Unicameral came to a close on April 20, 2016. Since this was the 2nd session of the 104th legislature, all bills not acted on or...

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Industry Relations

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 03.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Industry Relations] In the May 2000 issue of The Retailer, I wrote about the relationships between dealers and manufacturers and factors affecting those relationships. At that time, manufacturers had...

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Remembering “the 80s”

Remembering “the 80s”

[Author: Tom Junge, 03.2016 | Keywords: Iowa Field Notes, The 80s] Most dealers agree that ag conditions today are not the same as they were in the 1980s due to lower interest rates and lower farm debt. However, dealers continue to debate whether or not the farmerís...

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2016 Legislative Review

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 01.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Legislative Review] This past summer, each of INEDA’s state legislative committees met to discuss policies for the 2016 legislative sessions. Following those committee meetings, our staff liaisons and...

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Iowa Sales Tax: Extended warranty

[Author: Tom Junge, 01.2016 | Keywords: Iowa Field Notes, Extended Warranty] With the influx of extended warranty sales by dealers (John Deere PowerGard, Case Protection Plan, New Holland Purchased Protection Plans and AGCO Protection) and the number of calls I have...

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