AEM Releases September 2020 Ag Equipment Sales Numbers

All segments of ag equipment sales grew in September 2020, continuing a positive trend for the year, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 21.6% in September compared to 2019, while combine sales grew 8.2%. Four-wheel-drive units increased for the second month in a row in September, up 21.4%, […]

AEM Announces Sustainability Council

On Monday, the Association of Equipment Manufactures announced a Sustainability Council. The council is comprised of leaders from AEM member companies. The council will help advance AEM member-efforts in addressing issues of sustainability and provide a framework for the adoption of best practices and innovation. Curt Blades, senior vice president of Ag Services at AEM, […]

AEM Asking Congress to Extend the FAST Act

Last week, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and several industry partners sent a letter to Congressional leadership, asking for a one-year extension of the current surface transportation law. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act is set to expire on September 30. As our industry and our country continues to navigate the lasting effects of […]

Ag Equipment Manufacturers Still Struggling with COVID-19

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers continues to struggle with COVID-19. Roughly 75% of U.S. equipment manufacturers say the impact of COVID-19 on the overall economy is still very negative. As many as 60% of industry executives say that the federal government hasn’t done enough to support the industry as it continues to face a decline […]

AEM Releases May 2020 Ag Equipment Sales Numbers

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, overall unit sales of agricultural tractors and combines rose across the U.S. in May. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers smaller machine sales growth is overpowering declines in the bigger segments and combines. U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 15.1% in May compared to 2019, while U.S. May combine sales […]

AEM Releases April 2020 Ag Equipment Sales Numbers

According to the Association of Equipment Manufactures, unit sales of agricultural tractors and combines in April 2020 rose in the U.S. The April increase puts total unit sales year-to-date roughly flat with 2019. Curt Blades, senior vice president of Ag Services for AEM, said, “The COVID-19 crisis is certainly causing some uncertainty in farm income […]

AEM: Additional Relief Promising, But More Needed

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says additional aid authorized by Congress last week is encouraging, but lawmakers need to do more. Late last week, Congress passed legislation providing an additional $484 billion in relief for Americans enduring hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes $310 billion for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, […]

Gains in Large Tractor Sales Highlight of AEM February Sales Data

February 2020 saw mixed results in overall U.S. sales of tractors and self-propelled combines. The bright spot was four-wheel-drive and 100-plus horsepower tractors, which showed healthy gains year over year. However, overall tractor and combine sales fell for February, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales […]

AEM: USMCA A Victory for Equipment Makers

This week’s signing of USMCA offers certainty beyond the farm for agriculture. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers said the agreement will help equipment makers grow in the United States, compete globally, and support millions of jobs across the country.   Case IH North American Vice President Scott Harris serves on the AEM board of directors.  […]

AEM Reports 2019 Full-year Tractor, Combine Sales

Farmers bought more tractors last year compared to 2018, but combine sales remained flat. A new report for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says for 2019, a total of 244,600 tractors were sold, which compares to 236,180 sold through December 2018, representing a 4% year over year incease.   In 2019, two-wheel drive smaller tractors, […]