Welcome to the mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. We really appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen in. On today’s show you’ll hear: Peter Seemann of Grassroots Public Affairs, on their recent study of how consumers perceive agriculture; A product spotlight interview with Mike Hilhorst of Federated Cooperatives Ltd.; Curt Blades, senior… Read More

There’s a lot of stuff happening with equipment lately — from sales numbers, to what’s going on with the shortage of components, to price increases. To explain it all, for today’s RealAg LIVE! our host Shaun Haney is  joined by Curt Blades, senior vice president of ag services at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)…. Read More

The momentum growing at the end of 2020 has rolled over into 2021 when it comes to tractor and combine unit sales. The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows that total farm tractor sales in Canada are up 39 per cent for January 2021, while combine sales hit 52.2 per cent… Read More

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) flash reports that come out every month are a handy way to see how equipment sales are trending in Canada and the U.S. “Equipment sales numbers are a pretty good indication, or tells a lot of things about the economy,” says Curt Blades, senior vice president, agricultural services with AEM…. Read More

It’s a Windy Wednesday over here in Alberta, where Shaun Haney is hosting RealAg Radio live in the Lethbridge studio. On today’s show, sponsored by Federated Cooperatives, you’ll hear: Craig Klemmer of Farm Credit Canada (FCC); A product spotlight with Ian McDougall of Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL); RealAg’s Kelvin Heppner on the Saskatchewan commodity annual… Read More

Despite a small pause in larger units in Canada, overall farm tractor unit sales are continuing their growth across North America in October, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). In Canada, October tractor sales saw major growth in the sub-40 hp range, which carried overall tractor sales up to… Read More

The latest Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) report for September has been released, and unit sales for North American segments are all positive. Canadian combine sales saw an overall gain of 9.5 per cent compared to this same time last year, according to report. September two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive tractor sales grew across all segments as… Read More

According to the most recent data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), unit sales of ag tractors and self-propelled combines in August put year-to-date numbers up over 2019, overall. Data from the report also show unit sales of both types of equipment were positive for the fifth month in a row in the U.S.,… Read More

After many months trending behind historical levels, July marked the second straight month of higher tractor and combine sales in Canada, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Sales of new two-wheel-drive machines in Canada were up 32.5 per cent versus July of last year, and are now 5.3 per cent… Read More

Machinery sales for 2020 have started off on a much weaker tone than 2019, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The current agricultural profitability outlook is bleak due to market access concerns, a bearish tone to commodities in the face of trade disruption, and rising protectionism elsewhere in the world. Without extra disposable income… Read More

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has released its December ag tractor and combine sales report, and it’s showing an upward trend in the United States to end off the year. December 2019 saw a return to positive overall results in U.S. sales of tractors and self-propelled combines. The total U.S. farm tractor sales for… Read More

The numbers are out, and according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ May ag tractor and combine report, equipment sales could be much better. Canada “We’re kind of disappointed with the latest Canadian ag tractor and combine reports,” says the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Curt Blades. “We’ve started seeing softness across all the categories that… Read More

With commodity prices struggling for broad acre crops, the first quarter of machinery sales in both Canada and the United States provide some insight. In Canada (see table below) the first quarter for 2019 shows 2WD tractors are down 6.3 per cent and 4WD tractors are down 34.6 per cent in comparison to the first… Read More

The senior vice president, of ag services with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) says he remains concerned about Canadian sales for the month of February. Self-propelled combines were up by 25 per cent, while two-wheel-drive tractors under 40 horse power were up by 23 per cent. “We remain concerned about some of the Canadian numbers in… Read More

The latest Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) report is out, and it suggests Canadians are purchasing fewer two-wheel-drive tractors. The report released last week was for the month of January, 2019. Sales for two-wheel-drive tractors were down by 14.6 per cent for machines with under 40 horsepower. There was also a dip for tractors with in… Read More


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