There’s lots of information available to anyone with an Internet connection, but in-person knowledge is still key for ag retailers and their grower-customers.
Agriculture has enjoyed several positive growth years in a row, but there are some troubling signs ahead for the coming year.
Among the crop input/service categories, the crop protection sector has suffered the most losses over the past decade. Yet, 2013 was a great year for the segment, thanks in part to the wetter-than-normal season.
More custom application work has meant plenty of equipment purchases by ag retailers, with the gap between the two most popular manufacturers shrinking to an all-time low.
Despite uneven weather and uncertain commodity prices, ag retailers continued to make money in 2013.
Following last year’s severe drought, many analysts predicted 2013 could be a rougher year for the fertilizer category. And it was.
Following several years of slow to flat growth, the seed category finally regained some lost form in 2013.
Looking ahead to what the next 30 years might hold for the ag retail industry.
Colorful metaphors are nice, but sometimes can do more harm than good — especially when it comes to ag education.
How many of the nation’s top ag retailers will still exist in 2043?