All machinery-loving eyes were fixed on the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky this week.
RealAgriculture had a full team on the ground in the home-of-the-bourbon state to talk to clients and cover the latest in machinery features and technology.
The show was only down 20 exhibitors from prior years, and when talking to exhibitors RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin heard that “most were pretty happy with the turn out.”
North American farmers from the primarily corn, soybean, and wheat growing regions were able to connect with manufactures and service providers to prepare for the 2022 growing season. There is much opportunity for the corn and soybean growing regions given the prices in the market and that has translated into strong machinery sales in ’21 and the early part of 2022.
Tobin noted that how products are unveiled has changed over the past 10 years, as now “there is less curtain dropping and dry ice flowing, but instead more extension of current lines.”
The supply chain for manufacturers has been pressured to one keep deliveries on time but also minimize cost escalation to remain competitive. Tobin will be publishing an interview with Kurt Coffey, head of Case IH North America, next week to learn more about some of the impacts of supply disruption in a period of strong demand from farmers.
After two years of a pandemic, the RealAgriculture team and many farmers are relieved to be back connecting with people from across Canada and the US.
You can catch up with all of RealAgriculture’s coverage of the National Farm Machinery Show through our YouTube channel and also here on the website. Over the next couple weeks the team will give you plenty to view as if you were in Louisville with them.
Listen below to my conversation with Bern Tobin from the show floor this week.