The Impact Of Agricultural Equipment On Agricultural Machinery Industry

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Industry History “Agricultural equipment is any kind of machinery used on a farm to help with farming. This industry generates $41 billion a year, and has an annual growth of 1.5% according to (Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing in the US Market Research). Agricultural equipment and machinery manufacturing has been thriving since the 1900’s. The goal of this industry is to provide quality equipment that is durable and sufficient, capable of getting jobs done accurately and in a timely fashion.

In 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated new emission standards that impacted agricultural machinery. The new standard affected all non-road diesel engines. “The Tier 4 rule is intended to reduce diesel engine emissions with fuel control and exhaust system modifications.” (Nowatzki, 2010) The new standards caused a significant impact on the machinery manufacturing industry by forcing companies to design and develop engines that are environmentally friendly.
Sales in the agricultural equipment manufacturing industry rely on the demand for farm equipment. The demand of equipment is correlated with the income of the agriculture industry. As the price drops for these crops, the farms profits are lost. “The USDA forecast a 27% decline in U.S. net farm income in 2014 due to the declining crop prices.” (Agricultural & Turf Equipment Division Is a Long Term Growth Driver for Deere) This affects the sale of…

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