As Harvest Comes to a Close

As the finish line for harvest grows close, I suspect the first thing on many of your minds is the sense of relief in getting another crop out successfully and wondering what repairs need to be made in preparation for next year. While all very important, it’s not too early to be setting a solid foundation for next year’s success from a data standpoint.

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December 1, 2018

By now, I hope you have your fall crops in the bin and that harvest yields were good to you. As the holidays approach, I want to wish you and your families all the best as we move into the new year.

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The Perfect Fit

Congratulations Aaron Balcom of our Sidney service department! Please follow the link to the Equipment Dealers Association article on 2018 Spotlighted Scholarship recipient.

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Leasing Provides Purchasing Power

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Having A Plan - The Platinum Plus Program

Having a plan revolves around understanding your costs. Equipment is a variable that is unpredictable but can be controlled.

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September 3, 2018

Trade tensions and tariff wars….New worries for American agriculture.

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Harvest Season 2018

I am excited to announce the fall harvest season is swiftly arriving. Shorter days and longer nights are creeping in. Time to ride in the combine and watch the yield monitor climb and climb, we hope!

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2018 is Here and Changes Are Ahead

The federal Reserve recently announced that they would keep interest rates the same for the first quarter of 2018. While this is great news for now, they also entered 2018 with a clear plan to increase the benchmark interest rate.

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Depreciation: Hours Matter

Like 2017, 2018 will present similar profitability challenges. In order to have a profitable year, every seed, gallon of chemical and water, pound of fertilizer, and machine hour will need to be maximized. Profitability will hinge on how each are respectively planted, applied, harvested, and ultimately marketed.

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Planting Season

Are you thinking about planting season yet? As cold and snow has blanketed most of our area the last few months, it’s hard to believe we will be planting in about 90 days…..the clock is ticking. From the time the combines stopped until now, most farmers have been focusing on reducing costs for next season.

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There are no "Do Overs"

Well, we made it through the winter! Undoubtedly, there will be more snow and cold, but I think the worst is behind us, which means planting season is not far away. Much of this Flyer is dedicated to that planting operation…arguably, the most important piece of the annual crop production cycle. When it comes to planting, there are no “Do Overs”!

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Planning for Success

Harvest may have finished recently, but it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s success. There are many ways to use high-quality data collected from this year to help plan for next years’ crops.

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2017 Wrap up

It is very hard to believe that we are wrapping up 2017. Many would agree that this is a year to put behind us. As we work to further develop our businesses during what could be another challenging year for Ag folks, we have to wrap up 2017 and enter 2018 with the best possible start.

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Managing Customer Risk: Fixing Costs with Value Added Services

What if you could predict the future? What if you knew no matter what happened; what the outcome would be? How much easier would budgeting be? What if there was a way to completely fix the cost of machine ownership?

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New Joint Partners

John Deere has formed a joint partnership with Hagie Manufacturing of Clarion, IA. The line of Hagie sprayers will bring opportunities for customers to obtain a machine with high clearance for late season applications.

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It’s a buyer’s market for used combines.

In case you hadn’t heard, it is definitely a buyer’s market for late model combines—just in time for harvest.

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Why leasing might make sense for your operation—and your cash flow.

Many customers are looking at ways to incorporate the benefits of new equipment and technology into their operations, but the cost of buying new equipment—especially in today’s environment of tight margins and lines of credit—can lead one to seek alternatives.

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Focus on what you Can Control

As growers in Eastern Colorado, Eastern Wyoming and Western Nebraska, I know we have all cursed the weather a time or two.

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Deere utility tractors perfect for simple jobs around the farm.

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Custom Application or DIY? That is the Question…

One major decision is whether to purchase your own spraying equipment and apply crop protection products yourself…or hire a custom applicator to do the job for you.

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