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5-31-2017 BiWeekly eNewsletter of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association
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Cost of Doing Business Study

It’s time for the 2017 Cost of Doing Business Study compilation. Submit your financial information for this annual study/project so you can compare your financial performance to that of all dealers; assist in the valuation process of your business; use benchmarks to establish future goals/budgets; and identify business trends and glean information to help improve your financial performance. Act today! Financial Statements must be received by June 23rd to be included in the report. [Participate Here

 

 

 

Register today for the Nebraska Summer Legislative Meeting & Golf Outing! Join us June 22 at the York Country Club for a day of informative conversations, mixed in with some golf, laughs and good food. [Register] 

 

 

Registration is now open for the INEDA Annual Conference! Join us July 10-11 in LaVista, Nebraska and walk away with the tools you need to grow your business. Click here to register.   

 

Thank You Conference Sponsors [As of 5-31-17]

General: AgDirect, BigIron, Charter Software, Fastline Media Group, LLC, Federated Insurance, G & L Clothing, John Day Co., Koski Professional Group, McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C., Midwest Messenger, Southeast Community College, Steffes Group, Tax Favored Benefits, Thurston, TractorHouse, Transportation Consultants Inc., Woods & Aitken 

 

Specialty Manufacturers Reception: Brandt Products Inc., Crary Industries, Landoll Corporation, Mark Peterson Marketing, Inc., Rite Way Mfg. Co. Ltd., RM Enterprises, Summers Mfg., Waechter Sales & Marketing

 

Manufacturer Luncheons: AGCO, Case IH & John Deere

Don’t Overlook Ag’s Economic Footprint – AEM 

A new report, released earlier this year by AEM, goes a long way toward capturing the contributions of farm equipment manufacturers to our national economy, along with the many factors facing both farmers and manufacturers that shape our shared prosperity. [More]

 

Trimble to Acquire Müller-Elektronik – Precision Farming 

Trimble announced it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Müller-Elektronik, a German company specializing in implement control and precision farming solutions. [More]

 

American Robotics Secures $1.1 Million in Seed Funding – Precision Farming 

American Robotics, a drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, announced it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. The funding will be used to further develop American Robotics’ integrated drone system for commercial farming and to expand the team. [More]

 

Ritchie Bros. Cleared to Move Ahead with IronPlanet Acquisition – Farm Equipment

Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest heavy equipment auctioneer and provider of end-to-end services, recently announced the receipt of unconditional antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice for the proposed acquisition of IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for heavy equipment and other durable assets. [More]

Career Academy, Dual Credit Courses Popular in SE Nebraska – KWBE 

The Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership is growing, and so is the level of college credit courses being taken by high school students. [More]

 

Why Big Data Hasn’t Yet Made a Dent on Farms – The Wall Street Journal

Startups designed to use information to boost agricultural productivity are struggling. So now tech companies are changing their approach. [More]

 

See One-Of-A-Kind Tractors, Meet Industry Experts in Iowa – Octane Press 

For red tractor enthusiasts, the 28th Annual Red Power Round Up is the place to be June 15-17 in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 1,000 tractors will be on display, including many special tractors such as one of the six Steiger-built models – 7388, 7588, 7788 (only two of each model were built). [Red Power Round Up] [Octane Press] 

 

U.S. Ag Exports Ride a 57-Year Surplus Streak – AgWeb 

Did you know U.S. agricultural exports have been traded at a surplus every year since 1959? According to USDA-ERS economists Alex Melton and Bryce Cooke, U.S. ag exports have accounted for around 10% to 11% of total exports in recent years. [More]

 

The Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture – AgFunder

Hypothetically, it is possible for machines to learn to solve any problem on earth relating to the physical interaction of all things within a defined or contained environment…by using artificial intelligence and machine learning. [More]

 

Rural Index Climbs into Positive Territory for First Time in Almost Two Years – Omaha World Herald

An indicator of the Midwest’s rural economy peeked into growth territory this month after showing decline for the previous 20 months. Based on a survey of 180 bankers in 10 states, the Rural Mainstreet Index for the month was 50.1, a smidge above the neutral level of 50 [on a 100-point scale] for the first time since August 2015. [More]

 

Petition Drive Will Aim to Put Property Tax Cuts on 2018 Nebraska Ballot – Lincoln Journal Star

Frustrated by the lack of property tax cuts provided by the Legislature this year, one lawmaker says he’ll petition for a constitutional amendment to limit the amount local governments can collect from landowners. [More]

 
 
 

  

 

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