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3-19-2019 BiWeekly eNewsletter of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association
Equipment News

INEDA Will Match Dealer Member Donations for Disaster Relief

The recent heavy rains and snow melt in many areas of Nebraska and Iowa are causing serious problems for communities and many equipment dealerships and their employees. The EDA Equipment Dealers Foundation has a special Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial grants to equipment dealer employees.


The fund is designed to help offset some of the financial demands faced by those affected by natural disasters such as the recent flooding. 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.


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.) 


Please consider a tax deductible donation to the Equipment Dealers Foundation today. 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


The Equipment Dealers Foundation has been providing grant assistance to employees of dealerships in areas where natural disasters have wreaked havoc since 2005, following Hurricane Katrina.


Kubota Adds Higher Horsepower Tractors with Buhler Partnership – Successful Farming

Kubota will expand its tractor offering to include larger tractors. The new series of tractors will be made exclusively for the North American market and produced by Buhler for Kubota in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Canada. [More]


CNH Industrial Releases its First 3D Printed Spare Parts – AgriMarketing

CNH Industrial is leading the way in the innovative use of 3D printers to manufacture components and spare parts, providing its customers with rapid availability and support throughout the product's lifecycle. [More]


Iowa Firm Plans to Plant 10,000 Acres with Autonomous Tractor This Year – Ag Equipment Intelligence

Sabatanto, an Ames, Iowa custom autonomous farming company, has announced a “stretch goal” to plant 10,000 acres of soybeans in 2019 using “supervised” autonomous tractors. [More]


Valley Brings AI to Irrigation – Brownfield News

Valley Irrigation has formed a partnership with Prospera Technologies, an artificial intelligence start-up firm based in Israel, “to transform the center pivot from solely an irrigation machine to an autonomous crop management tool.” [More]


Heartland Ag and AG Systems Announce Merger – CropLife

Heartland Ag (Ames, IA) and AG Systems (Hutchinson, MN) have announced a merger of the two organizations effective March 1, 2019. Combined, they become Case IH’s largest North American Commercial Application Equipment Distributor. [More]


Thurston Mfg. to Close Simonsen Iron Works – Farm Equipment

Thurston Manufacturing said it will be closing it Simonsen Iron Works facility in Spencer, Iowa, and merge its operations into its Thurston, Neb., location, according to a report in the Spencer Signal. [More]




Section 179: Increased Expensing Allowance Deduction Passes in Iowa

SF 220, which expands the Section 179 increased expensing available for individual state income tax for corporations, financial institutions, LLCs and partnerships for tax year 2018, passed in the Iowa House (87 yeas, 7 nays) and will now be sent to the Governor for approval. The bill allows up to $70,000 and $280,000 for the minimum deduction and investment limitation and is retroactive to January 2018. We expect the Governor to sign the legislation in the next two weeks.


Iowa Senator Ernst Awarded Legislative Leadership Award – EDA

The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) presented its third annual Legislative Leadership Award to Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa in Washington, D.C. as part of a joint legislative fly-in hosted by EDA and the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA). [More]


February U.S. Ag Equipment Sales Remain Positive Overall – AEM

U.S. sales of ag tractors and combines remained in the plus column for February, according to the latest sales data from the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers. [More]


Why Solving the Equipment Industry’s Skills Gap is Key to Ensuring the Future of Ag – Farm Equipment

The skilled worker shortage in the agricultural equipment industry didn’t come about overnight. It grew — both in scope and complexity — with time. Solving it is one of the greatest challenges manufacturers and dealers face today, and addressing it is a task not easily accomplished. [More]



INEDA Matching Fund Scholarships

INEDA has a limited number of matching fund scholarships available for the 2019-2020 school year to help train current and potential employees of Iowa and Nebraska equipment dealers.
Deadline: April 15
[Program Details] [Scholarship Application]












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