• Willie Vogt

    Deals Being Done

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on January 28, 2014

    Kinze and Raven announced this week that they will collaborate on a new multi-hybrid planter control. Raven rolled out their approach last spring and Kinze made their announcement early this year. Kinze is rolling out its concept this spring and now it's clear how they'll get moving on the concept. This team-up makes sense from a development standpoint. Look around and you'll see other deals. Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer and BASF have teamed with John Deere, mainly to allow for…

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  • Willie Vogt

    Bye Bye Hefty Write-off?

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on January 17, 2014

    Got a chance to sit in on the Farm Futures Business Summit earlier this month and listened to Dwight Raab from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association discuss a range of management and cash flow strategies. There was one slide, however, that caught my eye. And it's one that could have as much of an impact on your iron buying in the next few years as the price of corn. In that presentation he showed the history of the Internal Revenue Service Section 179 Expense Election from…

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