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AEM Advisor, updated twice weekly, offers a snapshot look at association actions taken on behalf of members and the industry in key operating areas, including public policy, market trends/statistics, technical and safety issues, trade shows and education offerings.

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What's the New Normal in Ag Equipment Sales?
We certainly are in the midst of a challenging time for ag equipment sales. In certain sectors, we hear of declines of 10, 15, 20, and even 25 percent from last year’s sales. And in other sectors, especially those serving the livestock and dairy industry, I hear comments about record sales.
April 27, 2015 – Agriculture News

New International Planter Standard Designed to Minimize ‘Fugitive Dust’
A new planter standard provides ag equipment manufacturers with performance guidelines intended to minimize the drift potential of fugitive dust from seed treated with insecticide.
April 27, 2015 – Advocacy & Legislation

Ag Equipment Industry Sees Recovery Signs in Europe
The business climate for the European agricultural machinery industry continues to show cautious signs of recovery, according to the latest CEMA Business Barometer. CEMA is the European Agricultural Machinery Association and a member of Agrievolution Alliance.
April 27, 2015 – Market Information

Congress Poised for Action on Landmark Trade Legislation
Congress threatened to shed its recent reputation for dysfunction after a bipartisan outbreak of support last week for a suite of landmark, pro-manufacturing legislation.
April 27, 2015 – Advocacy & Legislation

CONEXPO Latin America Helps Exhibitors Maximize Success
CONEXPO Latin America exhibitors met last week for a fast-paced overview of exhibit operations and marketing opportunities intended to ensure a successful show experience.
April 23, 2015 – Trade Shows

Hazardous Substance Exemptions to Expire in 2016: Are You Ready?
Many exemptions to European regulations banning heavy metals and other chemicals in electrical and electronic equipment will expire next year. As an equipment manufacturer, are you ready?
April 23, 2015 – Safety, Regulatory & Technical

Latin America Rental Market Survey Ready to Launch
Rental is growing as a key element in the marketing plans of construction equipment manufacturers doing business in Latin America.
April 23, 2015 – Global Business Development

Ag Electronics Efforts Pay Off for Manufacturers, Producers
A decade ago, ag equipment manufacturers faced a daunting challenge. How would they get dozens of different tractors and implements equipped with electronic controls and monitors to communicate with each other, no matter what their brand or color?
April 20, 2015 – From the President's Desk

3 Leadership Skills You Can Learn Today
Leadership is not what we once thought, says executive leadership consultant Larry Kokkelenberg. The “great man” theory has been disproven, he says.
April 20, 2015 – AEM News

Intelligent Risk-Taking, Practical Innovation Drive HUSCO’s Success
Leading a family business requires laser focus on building a strong company culture, says Austin Ramirez, president & CEO of HUSCO International, Inc.
April 20, 2015 – AEM News

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