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NAEDA & Association News, Dealer News
In February 2014, NAEDA OPE Dealers Council met and proposed a new Mission & Vision Statement with goals and objectives for presentation to the NAEDA Board of Directors.  See attached Mission & Vision Statement Read More...
NAEDA Column, NAEDA & Association News
NAEDA responds to AEM Advisor News.

In the Oct. 13 issue of AEM’s Advisor News, Charlie O’Brien, AEM senior vice president and ag sector lead, discussed “10 reasons not to panic about the current drop in farm equipment sales.” While I do agree with many of his observations and reasons, I feel a need to respond from the dealer’s point of view. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 – As part of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) commitment to strengthening rural economies, Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new state-by-state "Made in Rural America" report illustrating the impact of USDA investments in rural communities. Each state factsheet highlights specific USDA investments in rural businesses, manufacturing, energy, water and other infrastructure development. They also outline how USDA is helping rural communities attract businesses and families by investing in housing and broadband. Read More...

NAEDA Column, NAEDA & Association News
Expanded opportunities for members to provide guidance on key issues.

At its recent meeting in St. Louis, the NAEDA Board of Directors approved sweeping changes to the structure of the association’s committees and councils. The changes are intended to encourage greater participation at the national level and offer enhanced opportunity for members to provide input on policies, strategies and key issues fundamental to their success. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News

The North American Equipment Dealers Association presented its Dealer’s Choice Awards to its 2014 recipients.  The awards were presented at the company headquarters of Scag in Maryville, WI; Kubota Tractor Corporation in Torrance, CA; and Vermeer Corporation in Pella, IA. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News
OSHA released a new final rule on September 11, 2014 with two changes that have implications on all U.S. workplaces.  The new rule requires all dealers to maintain an OSHA 300 log and changes the reporting requirements for serious injuries at all workplaces.
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NAEDA Column, NAEDA & Association News
NAEDA board to consider recommendations for enhancing member service

For the past several months, eight task groups have been working behind the scenes to address the priorities or focus areas for transitioning NAEDA to a new governance model. Later this month, the task groups will present their findings and recommendations to the NAEDA Board of Directors for consideration. The meeting promises to be an exciting opportunity to plot the course for significant change within the association - change that will enhance service to the members and better position NAEDA for continued success. Read More...

NAEDA & Association News

Attendees at the 2014 GIE+EXPO will find a new emphasis on work utility vehicles in Louisville this October. In addition to seeing the UTVs on the indoor show floor, attendees will be able to get hands-on with exhibitors offering test tracks in the Outdoor Demonstration Area. Also, attendees will have the opportunity to enter the Polaris Work UTV Giveaway! One lucky winner will have the option to select a Polaris BRUTUS, GEM or RANGER Work UTV. Each attendee will receive an entry with their show badge. To enter, they must drop off the completed entry at the Polaris indoor booth (7212) by the end of the show, Friday, Oct. 24. GIE+EXPO is set for October 22-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Register today. Info: www.gie-expo.com, 800-558-8767 or Facebook. Read More...

NAEDA Column, NAEDA & Association News, Top Stories
Legislative and educational opportunities within the coming months.

Last month, I promised an update on the progress of the Governance/Structure Task Group. However, this month, I need to briefly change the focus of this column in order to provide timely information on a couple of upcoming opportunities. Read More...

Legislative & Regulatory News

EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The proposed rule will benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act. EPA and the Corps are bringing clarity and consistency to the process. Read More...

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