O.K. you’re right… Nothing is free. We do charge our members dues to support the Association and its many services.
Regular North America Membership
Any entity possessing fixed manufacturing assets within the United States and/or Canada and actively engaged in the manufacture and sale of shortline farm equipment may apply for membership.
Dues for Manufacturers (Regular Members) are based on the annual sale from your ag division.
|Start Ups with Annual Sales under $500,000||$ 295|
|Annual Sales $500,000 – $1,000,000||$ 475|
|Annual Sales $1,000,000 – $2,000,000||$ 630|
|Annual Sales $2,000,000 – $3,000,000||$ 780|
|Annual Sales $3,000,000 – $6,000,000||$ 995|
|Annual Sales $6,000,000 – $12,000,000||$1,270|
|Annual Sales over $12,000,000||$1,430|
Any individual entity meeting the above requirements for Regular Membership except having manufacturing facilities in the United States and/or Canada may apply for Foreign Membership.
|Annual Sales under $1,000,000||$ 780|
|Annual Sales $1,000,00 – $3,000,000||$ 995|
|Annual Sales $3,000,000 – $6,000,000||$ 1,270|
|Annual Sales over $6,000,000||$ 1,430|
Supplier Associate Membership
Any entity not qualifying for Regular or Foreign Membership, yet supplying raw materials, component parts of whole goods, or other services to farm equipment manufacturers approved by the Board of Directors, not to include marketing of whole goods, may apply for Supplier Associate Membership.
Limitation of Use – No Supplier Associate Member shall identify his/her company as an “approved” or “endorsed” Association supplier unless so approved by the Association Board of Directors.
Dues are $465 and are billed annually.
Marketing Associate Membership
Any entity involved in the marketing of farm, garden, power, and light industrial equipment (“Equipment”) who possesses a warehouse facility for wholesale distribution of the Equipment or purchases and resells the Equipment or physically markets or earns a sale-based commission from the manufacturer or distributor of the Equipment may apply for Marketing Associate Membership.
Dues are $465 and are billed annually for Wholesalers.
Dues are $295 and are billed annually for Independent Representatives.
As a result of ongoing lobbying activities by the Association on behalf of our members, in some years, a small portion of dues payments are not deductible by members as an ordinary and necessary business expense.
For the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2019, no dues were used for lobbying – 100% of the total dues paid is deductible as ordinary business expense.
In addition to our staff activity, we continue to use paid lobbyists to assist us in making elected officials and government agencies aware of our members’ interests and to monitor state legislation and regulations.
It is important to note that our Association has not endorsed, nor have we contributed any Association funds to, any candidate for public office or any political action committee (PAC). Our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have, just give us a call at 314.878.2304 or e-mail Vernon@FarmEquip.org for more information on our lobbying efforts.
Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association
1000 Executive Parkway – Suite 100
St. Louis, Missouri 63141-6369 USA
Page Updated: January 15, 2020 vfs