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.