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4-16-2019 BiWeekly eNewsletter of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association
Equipment News

Complete “Right to Modify” Survey Today

Working together with equipment dealerships across North America, we are seeking information on modified equipment. If you haven’t already done so, please complete the brief survey here. The information you submit will help us work on the “Right to Modify” issue.

Merger Forms North America’s Largest Dealer of Case IH Application Equipment AgPro

Two Midwest equipment dealers are now merged to form the largest Case IH commercial application equipment distributor in North America. The entities of AG Systems, Inc., based in Hutchinson Minn., and Heartland Ag based in Ames, Iowa, will join together under the name Heartland AG Systems and have a footprint across eight states with nine locations. [More]


New Kubota Dealership Opens in Grand Island, NE – Farm Equipment

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Grand Kubota on March 28 in Grand Island, Neb., making it the thirteenth Kubota dealership in Nebraska. [More]


New Claas Test Facility to ‘Speed Up Harvester and Tractor Development’ – AgriLand

Claas has opened a new test (evaluation) center at its headquarters in Harsewinkel, Germany. The facility will play a pivotal role in the development of new agricultural machines. [More]


CASE Celebrates 50 Years of Skid Steer Manufacturing – Rural Lifestyle Dealer

CASE Construction Equipment celebrated 50 years of skid steer manufacturing with a ceremony on Wednesday, April 3rd at its Wichita, Kan., plant. CASE first built skid steers in 1969 at its Burlington, Iowa, facility, before eventually moving production to Wichita. [More]


John Deere Intros New Construction Equipment Simulators – Equipment World

John Deere has introduced a new line of operator training simulators that can be outfitted as several types of equipment. The new simulators combine interchangeable joysticks and foot pedals with realistic 3D software, creating “highly-detailed” environments that lead operators through advanced operator duties and multiple jobsite tasks. [More]


Caterpillar Details Its Electrification Strategy – ConstructionPros.com

Caterpillar press release explains the reasons for electrification, how Cat is integrating customer needs and where the company’s development focus will head next. [More]


New Holland Appoints New North American Brand Leader – Ag Equipment Intelligence

New Holland Agriculture has announced that Brett Davis will assume the role of Brand Leader for North America. [More]


Vicon Equipment Officially Taking on the Kubota Brand Name – Rural Lifestyle Dealer

Kubota Tractor Corp. announced that Vicon hay tool equipment and pendulum spreaders will now be distributed and serviced by Kubota dealers in the U.S. [More]




2017 Census of Agriculture Data Now Available – USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, spanning some 6.4 million new points of information about America’s farms and ranches and those who operate them, including new data about on-farm decision making, down to the county level. Data show increases in small and large farms, older farmers, and new military service and demographic information. [More]


Updated Wayfair Chart for Dealerships

As you may already be aware, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair from June of 2018, allows states to require online and remote sellers to collect sales tax from their customers based solely upon in-state economic activity, even if they do not have a physical presence in the taxing state. Since then, many states have adopted economic nexus standards.
Please click here
 for an updated state-by-state list, the amount of economic activity or number of transactions required to trigger nexus, and the effective date of each state’s law.


March U.S. Ag Equipment Sales See Growth in Some Sectors – Rural Lifestyle Dealer

The month of March saw mostly positive numbers for U.S. sales of Ag tractors and combines according to the latest sales data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. [More]


Fields of the Future: The New Era of Digital Farming – Bayer

Farmers across the world are under huge pressure to improve their harvests each and every year. [More]


Hummingbird-Sized Drones Fly into the Spotlight – Tri-State Neighbor

Ever since drones became mainstream, researchers and enthusiasts alike have been applying the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to all manners of practical applications. Now one team at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology hopes to allow them to think and operate on their own by using swarms of hummingbird-sized drones to traverse and map fields for everything from precision agriculture to military topography. [More]


Barometer: Farmers Less Optimistic About Financial Future – Brownfield

Financial stress is taking its toll on farmers as seen in the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Despite continued financial stress, farmers did express more confidence in the future growth of U.S. ag exports, especially with China. [More]


Into the Future – Country Guide

While it’s not exactly as futuristic as 2001: A Space Odyssey, it’s no longer such a big stretch to imagine the day when a single operator anywhere in the world can remotely control 25 to 30 tractors, and when our crops effectively send us emails letting us know what they need. [More]



INEDA Will Match Dealer Member Donations for Disaster Relief

EDF will continue to collect donations to replenish its Disaster Relief Fund and INEDA will match its dealer member donations made for flood relief. (All funds raised go directly to assist equipment dealers and their employees.) 

Donate online here, call 636.349.5000 to pay with a credit card, or mail a check to: Equipment Dealers Foundation | 165 N. Meramec Ave. Suite 430 | St. Louis, MO 63105

Grants from the fund may be used for food, living expenses, temporary accommodation, home repair, home replacement, permanent home construction, transportation accommodation and other approved needs. If you are in need of assistance, please fill out the Disaster Relief Application here.



















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