Posts from "March, 2012"

The new reality in farm auctions

In his blog this week, Lee Hart takes a look at the pending Viterra takeover deal and ponders this question: when does big business become too big for its own good? Shortly after I read Lee’s blog, I came across another reminder that all businesses seem to be getting bigger. A press release from Ritchie

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The next big buy out

A reader, not too long ago, accused me of having no economics or business sense, to which I took great exception because it was true. So as I comment here today about mergers and acquisitions just keep in mind I know nothing about anything. Maybe these questions have popped up for centuries, but as I

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Caterpillar is not a farm equipment manufacturer

Every month a variety of publications end up in my mailbox, and I usually make a point of looking through all of them. The amount of information contained in farm magazines and newspapers is incredible. When you read through one of them—especially ours (I’m bragging here)—you get to learn in a few minutes what it

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Seized engines

If you’re afflicted with the urge to restore old vehicles and machines—as I am—you’ve likely checked out more than a few rusty hulks hiding behind rows of trees or farmyards. When deciding whether or not its worth the trouble of dragging a machine home for a restoration, there are a couple of musts to consider.

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