tractors

State News
6:17 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Companies that make tractors worry whether business will slow

Credit Bill Wheelhouse / Harvest Public Media/IPR

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. Harvest Public Media's Bill Wheelhouse:

Harvest Public Media is a cooperative journalistic effort by several Midwestern public media outlets covering Food and agriculture production issues.

 

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State News
6:55 am
Tue September 10, 2013

John Deere expanding in Brazil

Deere and Company is planning a major expansion in Brazil. Monday 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 Montengro. 

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