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Superb Customer Service, No Matter the Machine’s Color

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For RDO Equipment Co. team members, the opportunity to build customers for life can present itself at just about any time. While many customer relationships may sprout from the sale of a machine, that’s not the only chance — RDO Equipment Co.’s vast range of service offerings, aftermarket upgrades, and support capabilities make sure of that.
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Farming, Friendship, and Finding Solutions During a Challenging Harvest

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Gary Wipf of Doland, South Dakota has faced many challenging harvests in his nearly five decades of farming - but the harvest of 2018 threw curveballs even he wasn't expecting. See how the team at RDO Equipment Co. kept him up and running.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: State of Water, Pt. 1

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Water. A highly prized resource. How do we manage it? How to we use it most efficiently? We tackle that and more on this episode of the podcast.
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Lettuce Thinning Goes Automated with New Machines

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Many growers are turning to technology to automate lettuce processes on the farm. Automated lettuce thinners are one such technology, with many systems in the market or in development for a decade or more.
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Vineyard Solutions You Need for the Full Season

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While selling and supporting John Deere tractors is important, we're taking a look at how we support specialty growers all year long.
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What Impacted the Agriculture Industry Last Year and How Does 2019 Look?

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As we look ahead to what 2019 holds, the events of 2018 will play a role in our outlook. Breaking the industry into the three regions RDO Equipment Co. serves – the Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest – Keith Kreps, Vice President, shares his outlook of how 2018 is setting the stage for 2019.
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Two Updates You Need to Know About Section 179

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In recent years, Section 179 details haven’t been available until closer to the close of the current year. However, with the passing of 2018’s tax reform, program info has been available for quite some time for those looking at year-end purchases to apply Section 179.
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Turn Your Tractor into a Snow Management Machine

Turn Your Tractor into a Snow Management Machine

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As the leaves fall and the temperatures drop, efforts around the home turn toward preparing for the coming winter season. Typically, the last bits of yardwork are wrapped up before it’s time for winterizing yard machines and putting them in storage. But why stash a compact tractor when it could prove to be a valuable year-round tool?
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Get to Know our Partners – Spudnik

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Starting in 1958 with a single product, the Spudnik Scooper, Spudnik is now a leader in the potato industry, offering specialty equipment for planting, harvesting, and storage.
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10 FAQs about section 179

10 FAQs About Section 179 – Updated in 2018

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Those considering a year-end purchase to apply Section 179 may have questions about the program. Here are 10 frequently asked questions – and answers – about Section 179, plus one additional question to consider.
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Putting Advice Into Action – A Full-Season Field Trial

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It’s one thing to read, write, or know about helping customers best manage their fields – it’s another to put it into action, to go into the field and do it ourselves.
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Two Important Updates to Bonus Depreciation

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In the past, Section 179 has gone hand-in-hand with bonus depreciation, both valuable tax incentives. This year, changes have been made to Section 179 and bonus depreciation. With the changes, the two aren’t used together, but rather can be looked at as separate opportunities – both valuable opportunities, depending on each company’s unique needs.
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RCM Farms Gets Connected for Greater Uptime

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Through John Deere's Expert Alerts and Machine Monitoring, and a relationship with RDO Equipment Co., this customer views downtime a little differently.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Big Iron Farm Show 2018

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We're live at the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo, North Dakota, chatting with show-goers.
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Maximize the John Deere Operations Center for Your Farm

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Technology continues to shape modern agriculture, from the equipment itself to how growers manage their business. One of the best ways John Deere customers can keep tabs on their entire operation is through the Operations Center.
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RDO Equipment Co. and Blueline Manufacturing Co. Partner in Northwest

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RDO Equipment Co. has expanded its partnership with Blueline Manufacturing Co. to Oregon and Washington.
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A Smaller Approach to Big Data

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It seems there’s no shortage of the amount of data and the type of data that can be collected. One of the biggest challenges with big data is how to get value from it.
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John Deere and Pessl Instruments Team Up to Create Opportunities

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John Deere recently announced an allied agreement with Pessl Instruments. Pessl Instruments developed a system that is compatible with John Deere soil moisture probes, in addition to many other moisture probes.
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Helpful Guides for John Deere Gen4 Display

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The Precision Ag team at RDO Equipment Co. brings you an in-depth video series for your John Deere Gen4 Display.
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In The Cab - ExactEmerge Planter, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Planting season is finally here, so podcast host Tony Kramer sat down with Caleb Seger, a Product Specialist with RDO Equipment Co., in the cab of a John Deere 8370R tractor pulling an ExactEmerge planter.
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