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Phoenix workshop identifies priorities as NAEDA moves toward a new structure and brand

     If you don't like change, your’re going to like irrelevance even less.” This 2003 quote from General EricShinseki, chief of staff, U.S. Army, exemplifies the spirit of NAEDA’s leadership when they amended the association’s bylaws in September 2013. Let’s work together to embrace and initiate change within the association rather than wait and react to external changes.   Read More...


Unmanned aerial vehicles could become a profitable revenue source for equipment dealers.

As more progressive farming operations have grasped new technologies to make producing the nation’s and world’s food supply more efficient, progressive equipment dealers and the companies they represent have strived to keep pace with the advancements in agricultural technology. GPS, precision agriculture and more recently, coordination by telematics, comprise the current generations of technological applications that most dealers are and have been assisting customers with for years.   Read More...


Watch for publication of results from these surveys of NAEDA dealers.

In December 2013, NAEDA conducted a readership survey for our monthly publication, Equipment Dealer. The purpose of the survey was to identify whether our current editorial content was in line with readers’ needs, as well as solicit additional topic content for the future.   Read More...


NAEDA has lobbied hard for its positions on tax reform.

WOW! Congress adjourned in December with a two-year budget deal. Who would have thought that was possible, given the fact that they are even more unpopular than the president who is going to sign this deal. Just remember Congress will be back in Washington in January to discuss a host of unfinished business after their return and the elections next fall.   Read More...


Image: NAEDA appoints New President & CEO Richard “Rick” Lawhun will assume office on January 1

The NAEDA Board of Directors has named Richard E. “Rick” Lawhun president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Lawhun has more than 30 years of experience with demonstrated leadership in strategic planning, program development, membership growth and financial management.   Read More...


By Jack Selzer

For the last two years about this time, I provided the basic tax depreciation/expense rules that can help salespeople in making new and used equipment sales before year end. Because of some changes, it is timely to revisit these rules.   Read More...


By Frank Bryant

In January 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New Cingular Wireless (NCW) reached an administrative settlement requiring the company to pay a civil penalty of $750,000 regarding alleged reporting, planning and permitting violations at 332 legacy AT&T Wireless (AWS) sites now owned by NCW. The basis of the case was NCW’s failure to comply with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA) reporting requirements related to the presence of sulfuric acid and diesel.   Read More...


By Mike Williams

Do voters want a Congress genuinely concerned about dealing with real-life issues or will they settle for a pretend version?

On Monday, August 5, the scientists at Dr. Mark Post’s laboratory at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands cooked the world’s most expensive hamburger. It was made from meat grown in petri dishes in his lab for an event they hoped will change the way the world sees food.   Read More...


By Mike Williams

Dealer group seeks to educate lawmakers in regard to tax reform that would lower tax rates and broaden the tax base.

     On June 27, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) proposed a “blank slate,” or to some a “clean slate,” approach as a legislative starting point for tax reform and called on their Senate colleagues to provide proposals for tax expenditures to add back in a reformed tax code.   Read More...


By Mike Williams

NAEDA is your watchdog for laws and rules that can impact your industry.

I believe most Americans know very little about the regulatory process at the federal level of government or even at their own state and local levels. Many times these regulations, rulings, decisions, etc. can be real train wrecks if allowed to stand or be implemented.   Read More...


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