AEM Offers Insights on High Machinery Sales

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says there are several factors driving the current machinery sales trends. In the first quarter of 2021, total farm tractor unit sales are up more than 50% in the U.S., and nearly 60% in Canada. AEM’s Curt Blades said, “We’re operating in a very interesting market right now.” Over the […]

Tractor Sales Continue Strong Growth

Thanks to a strong month of April, farm tractor unit sales continue double-digit growth rate in both the U.S. and Canada, and inventories continue to fall. U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 22.7% in April compared to 2020, which was the first month of the current sales growth trend, while U.S. combine sales fell 3.2%. […]

March Farm Tractor Sales Show Broad Growth, Close Positive First Quarter

U.S. farm tractor unit sales extended their growth streak to eleven straight months. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, American total farm tractor sales rose 84.1% in March compared to 2020. Meanwhile, U.S. combine sales grew 6.7%. For Canada, March monthly tractor and combine sales were positive across all segments. Total farm tractor sales […]

AEM Welcomes Legislation to Create Executive Branch Manufacturing Post

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers applauds legislation that would create the Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy. A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the bill this week, called the Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy Act, creating the position in the Executive Office of the President. AEM President Dennis Slater said the new […]

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

According to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufactures, the sector has a positive outlook on 2021. The survey found 88% of manufacturers report a positive outlook for the year ahead, while more than half expect sales to increase or remain stable despite the ongoing impact of the global pandemic. The on-line […]

AEM Reports Monthly Equipment Sales

According to the Association of equipment Manufactures, farm tractor and combine sales continue to increase in both the U.S. and Canada. AEM released February sales data last week, showing U.S. tractor sales were up 41% from the same month last year.  For the first two months in 2021, more than 32,000 tractors were sold, which […]

Tractor Combine Sales Up To Start 2021

According to the Association of Equipment Manufactures, farm tractor and combine unit sales are off to a strong start for 2021 in both the U.S. and Canada. AEM reports U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 24.7% in January compared to 2020, while U.S. combine sales grew a significant 76.8%. U.S. unit sales grew across all […]

Study Shows Precision Agriculture Improves Stewardship

A New Study shows that widely available precision agriculture technology improves environmental stewardship while providing a solid economic return for farmers. “We’re living in a new age of technology, and the equipment can have an enormous positive impact on farmers and the environment,” says Curt Blades, Senior Vice President of Agriculture at the Association of […]

Farm Tractor Sales Finish 2020 Higher

Tractor and combine sales finished 2020 with solid growth across the U.S., while sales in most sectors in Canada were also positive. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers reported this week total U.S. farm tractor sales rose 26.8 % in December compared to 2019 while U.S. combine sales fell 1.9%. U.S. four-wheel-drive units fell slightly in […]

Farm Equipment Manufacturing trends to Watch in 2021

Both the immediate and long-term future of the manufacturing industry will be defined by the development of several evolving and prominent trends. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers said these trends, including COVID-19 and enhancing employee safety, are poised to have a significant impact in 2021. Other trends are a more connected workforce through technology, expanding […]