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Equipment dealers – large and small – say supply chain issues worsening

Some farmers across the Midwest are waiting for equipment with dealers saying supply chain disruptions are still to blame.

Nebraska farmer Jerry Baysinger owns a small farm equipment dealership and tells Brownfield the issue isn’t getting better. “The products that are in high demand have disappeared,” he says. “For this year, some products we’re not going to be able to get.  We’re taking orders for 2022 on a lot of stuff.”

Augustin Lewis with CLAAS says his company is experiencing hang-ups providing front-end attachments. “Not so much the actual tractor itself or the self-propelled unit like the forage harvester or the combine,” Lewis says. “Sometimes it’s been like the front attachment for a forage harvester or front attachment for a combine.” 

Dan Paschke with John Deere says the labor shortage and shipping delays at ports and railroads are causing delivery issues. “The global supply chain is still recovering from the pandemic that we’re in the midst of,” Paschke says. “It’s been a challenge.  Labor has been a challenge and we’re doing everything we can to keep shipments on time and to continue to build.”

Brownfield interviewed all three at Husker Harvest Days.

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