tractors http://peoriapublicradio.org en Companies that make tractors worry whether business will slow http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/companies-make-tractors-worry-whether-business-will-slow <div>While the nation’s economy was slumping over the last five years, the American farm economy was booming. Companies that make tractors and other farm implements have done exceptionally well as many farmers replace their pricey equipment every year. But with commodity prices dropping and a major tax break in jeopardy there is some question as to whether business will stall. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:17:48 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 12219 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Companies that make tractors worry whether business will slow John Deere expanding in Brazil http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/john-deere-expanding-brazil <div>Deere and Company is planning a major expansion in Brazil. Monday&nbsp;the company announced it will spend 40 million dollars to add production of another line of tractors, the 8-R, at its plant in the city of&nbsp;Montengro.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:55:46 +0000 Herb Trix 11689 at http://peoriapublicradio.org John Deere expanding in Brazil