EQUIPMENT NEWS
Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:39 PM CDT

If the past few years of the farm equipment industry were an amusement park ride, it wouldn't be a monster roller coast. The ups and downs aren't that severe. Granted, the ups during the recent commodity price boom were pretty high. The downs -- now that prices have moderated -- are not so low. Let's call this amusement park ride the kiddie roller coaster.

Here's what AGCO reported after the first quarter: Sales in North America were up 5%; sales in EAME (Europe, Africa and Middle East) were up 1%; sales in South America were down 9%; and sales in ...

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