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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed Into Law

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”) into law. There are two paid leave sections of the Act that private employers with fewer than 500 employees and public agencies must be aware of: (1) the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (the “EFMLEA”) and (2) the Emergency Paid… Read More »

Green Line Equipment, Stutheit Implement, and Plains Equipment Group Announce a Merger of John Deere Dealerships

Lincoln, NE. (January 31, 2020) – Three Nebraska based John Deere dealerships announced plans to merge their businesses.  Green Line Equipment, Stutheit Implement, and Plains Equipment Group are combining forces to provide leading service, support, and product solutions to farmers, ranchers, and landowners. The newly formed corporation named AKRS Equipment Solutions (“AKRS Equipment”) symbolizes trust,… Read More »

Equipment Dealers Association and its Regional Affiliate Members Praise the House of Representatives for Bi-Partisan Approval of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 20, 2019) – The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and its regional affiliate members praise the House of Representatives for passing the USMCA. The legislation ratifying the agreement passed on December 19, 2019, by a sweeping margin with 385 in favor and only 41 opposed. The Equipment Dealers Association has been vigorously… Read More »

Deere announces job cuts ahead of projected drop in sales

The cuts become effective Jan. 6. Deere said in its fourth-quarter earnings report last month that it expected construction and forestry equipment sales to fall between 10% and 15% next fiscal year, and it projected farm equipment sales to drop 5% to 10%.

Gov. Reynolds Kicks-Off National Apprenticeship Week at Site of New Program in Nevada

NEVADA – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Van Wall Equipment in Nevada to highlight their new Farm Equipment Mechanic Registered Apprenticeship program and celebrate Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week. Gov. Reynolds also signed a proclamation, recognizing the value of Registered Apprenticeship training and promoting expansion of these opportunities within the state. Iowans are encouraged… Read More »