2018 US Corn and Soybean Seed Dealer Feedback Report Released

Last month, Stratus Ag Research released the 2018 US Corn & Seed Dealer Feedback report, designed to identify things that the dealer network thinks their seed company supplier should do to improve dealer effectiveness. We captured hundreds of Seed Dealer opinions on AgReliant Genetics, Beck's Hybrids, DEKALB/Asgrow, Channel, Golden Harvest and Pioneer.

Along with containing the dealer network views of the major corn and soybean seed brands, the following are key insights derived from the report: Seed dealers agree that product performance is paramount. But after product performance, 50% of seed dealers are…

New Report Released – Successful Wholesalers Focus on Logistics and Quality Communication

2018 Report on Wholesaler Performance in Western Canada Released.

Our survey of independent ag retailers in western Canada found that support is highest for wholesalers who understand the value of communication.  Successful wholesalers focus on driving logistical efficiencies and ensure effective communication with customers. The report contains performance…

News Release: Farm Consolidation Offers Opportunities to Agricultural Retailers Who Adapt

Report on US Channel Power available now.

PUSLINCH, Ontario—Loyal customers are an agricultural retailer’s most valuable assets. In fact, 92 percent of United States farmers who consider themselves loyal to their retailers will recommend them to peers. Yet, retailers must earn and re-earn this…

Retailers Who Deliver Agronomic Services Have More Influence: US Channel Power

Key findings from 2017 US Channel Power study for retailers now available.

In order to strengthen their position, ag retail organizations need to keep up with the changing needs of their farmer customers. In April 2017, we surveyed 1604 farmers across the United States to determine their perceptions of ag retailers, and the…

AgProfessional Features our Newest Syndicated Market Research Project

Farmer survey highlights need for agronomic data management services

AgProfessional's editor-in-chief speaks with Krista MacLean, project manager with Stratus Ag Research, about findings from a Field Data Management study conducted in 2016. The study, which surveyed 839 U.S. farmers and 709 Canadian farmers, showed a gap between data collection…

Is giving the customer what they want really the best thing?

Stratus Ag Research recently surveyed 1,800 farmers across the United States about their local ag retailer. We wanted to further understand the interactions that ag retailers have with their farmer customers.

We have all heard the experts say that success comes from first knowing what your customer wants.   But, there have been other famous perspectives that provide a very different point of view of the traditional “the customer is…