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Did Ag Equipment Sales ‘Plunge’ in the First Quarter?

An April 26 report from Bloomberg was headlined “Farm Equipment Sales Plunge Most Since 2016 in Trade War Fallout.” The tractor and combine sales numbers published by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) throughout the first quarter of this year don’t seem to tell the same story.
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10 Takeaways from USDA’s 2017 Ag Census

The average age of farmers in the U.S. is up and farms are producing less in agricultural products according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. There are 3.4 million producers in the U.S. with an average age of 57.5 years, a rise of 1.2 years since the last survey in 2012.
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Rising Farm Equipment Prices Worry Dealers and Farmers

Ag Equipment Intelligence editors participated in a video conference earlier this month with a dozen large farm operators from various regions in the U.S., from the Western Corn Belt to California. A main topic of the discussion was the rising price of farm equipment.
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FAPRI Outlook for Next Decade Calls for ‘More of the Same’

The 2019 “U.S. Baseline Outlook: Projections for Agricultural and Biofuel Market” report is published by the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri. It provides a longer term view of ag markets based on past and current trends combined with projected outcomes from the various segments of ag including various crops, biofuels along with livestock and dairy.
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