The 41st annual Equipment Depot Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show has arrived and will be in full swing from Feb. 7th thru 8th, at the Extraco Events Center, in Waco. Show hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 7, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 8.
The Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show offers exhibitors a first-rate forum to present their products and services to an expected attendance of more than 3,000 central Texas farmers and ranchers. Sponsored by Equipment Depot, the Farm & Ranch Show will give farmers, ranchers and wildlife enthusiasts a chance to showcase their products and services.
Visitors to the Equipment Depot Mid-Tex Farm & Ranch Show will have the opportunity to view top exhibits of the newest farm and ranch equipment offered by New Holland Agriculture as well as seed, chemicals and ag-related services and technologies.
Equipment Depot Waco has been awarded Best Tractor/Farm Equipment Dealer for it outstanding performance and service in the Waco and Central Texas area. The Waco Tribune Heralds HOT Awards are presented to organizations that go above and beyond in customer satisfaction and overall performance.
Thousands of Hot Award nominations are submitted annually to the Waco Tribune Herald by its readers. Each vote represents a customer whose loyalty was gained through hard work and a dedication to getting the job done.
“Being voted the Best Tractor Dealership in Waco, Texas, is truly a reflection of the team effort at Equipment Depot,” says Kevin Corley, District Manager for New Holland Brand. “This could only be accomplished by all departments working together as one. It took the collective effort from our service, parts, rental and sales employees to make this happen. And our customers noticed. Their votes show that they appreciate how Equipment Depot helps them get their jobs done.”
Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, any person claiming an exemption from sales tax on the purchase of certain items used in the production of agricultural and timber products is required to have a Texas Agriculture and Timber Exemption Registration Number (Ag/Timber Number).
In the Texas 82nd Regular Legislative Session, a bill was passed (House Bill 268) that requires a person claiming an exemption from sales tax on such purchases must provide a registration number issued by the Comptroller of Public Accounts on the exemption certificate issued to the seller. The Comptroller will provide a registration number upon successful application for registration.
Any person, including a non-Texas resident, engaged in the production of agricultural or timber products for sale in the regular course of business is eligible for a registration number. This number can be used to claim an exemption from Texas sales tax on the purchase of qualifying items.
Who is NOT eligible for a registration number?
A person who is not engaged in the production of agricultural or timber products for sale is not eligible for a registration number and may not claim an exemption from tax when purchasing the items noted above. Examples of the types of activities that do not qualify for exemption include home gardening; horse racing; florists or similar retailers who only store or maintain plants prior to sale; wildlife management and/or land conservation; maintenance or operation of hunting and fishing leases; horse boarding; trail rides; commercial fishing; dog breeding and pet kennels.
Does every person employed by a farm, ranch or timber operation need their own registration number?
The primary owner or operator of the farm, ranch or timber operation may obtain a number that can then be used by any person authorized by the registrant. For example, if three different family members operate a family farm or ranch, one member of the family can apply for one registration number for the farm that all three can then use when making qualifying purchases. Similarly, a large corporate agricultural or timber operation that employs multiple personnel may obtain one number that can be used by all authorized employees when making qualifying purchases.
It is important to note, however, that the person to whom the registration number is issued is responsible for ensuring that all items purchased exempt from tax under the permit holder's registration number will be used in a qualifying, exempt manner.
How to apply for a registration number
To apply online, please visit www.GetReadyTexas.org.
Paper applications are also available:
• on the Comptroller of Public Accounts website.
• by calling the Comptroller of Public Accounts Fax on Demand service at (800) 531-1441
• by calling (800) 252-5555
For more information on who qualifies, or to apply for a new AG/Timber exemption, click on the following link. http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/ag_timber_exemption.html
Gross-Umstadt, Germany (December 29, 2010) -
Results of PowerMix tests on New Holland's new T7 Series tractors by the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft), the German Society for Agriculture, officially confirm the tractors' record-setting, best-in-class fuel economy in the 150 - 200 PTO hp class. The T7 tractors feature Tier IVa emissions-compliant engines with Fiat Powertrain Tier IV SCR engine technology.
The DLG PowerMix tests were performed at the internationally accredited DLG Test Center in Gross-Umstadt, Germany. The PowerMix test is designed to be a real-life indicator of fuel economy. Although performed on a test track to ensure standardization, the tests are designed to give a more accurate indication of fuel economy by simulating common tractor working conditions. The test is based on fuel consumption figures for a variety of different working cycles for draft, PTO and mixed (including hydraulic) applications.
The DLG recently published the PowerMix test results for New Holland Tier IVa T7.260 Power Command™ and T7.270 Auto Command™ tractor models. All configurations of these models, with either Power Command™ (PowerShift) or Auto Command™ (CVT) transmissions, offer the best fuel economy in the 150-200 PTO hp segment.
The T7 Series outstanding fuel economy is attributed to the design of the engine. With the SCR technology, the engine "breathes" clean air, instead of re-circulated exhaust gases, allowing the engine to simply do what it's designed to do: produce maximum power from a given quantity of fuel.
As the Clean Energy Leader, New Holland Agriculture confirms its position by offering 20 Tier IV emissions-compliant SCR tractor models available in early 2011.
"At the start of 2011 our customers will have the widest range of machines with Tier IVa SCR technology in the industry to choose from," says Franco Fusignani, President and CEO of New Holland Agriculture. "The recently published DLG figures fully confirm our clear leadership both in term of productivity and fuel economy."