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Mega Auction
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Apr 2, 2013 02:12 PM CDT

"Come on boys, let's get into this," the auctioneer says as he goes into his chant. And more than 800 people -- farmers, equipment jockeys and dealers -- settle in for a day of buying and selling whole fleets of farm equipment.

Joining them via the Internet are another 1,500 bidders from 48 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces and 37 countries. Since it's a cold day in Caseyville, Ill. (just outside St. Louis), the on-site bidders occupy bleacher seats in a large indoor arena. Outside several huge glass doors, lines of late-model tractors, combines and sprayers parade past, pausing at ...

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