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Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:47 PM CDT

As Dorothy might say to Toto: Great Plains Manufacturing isn't (only) in Kansas anymore. Based in Salina, the tillage and planter manufacturer has had an international presence since 1982 when it sold some planters to a Saudi customer who wanted them painted gold. That global presence keeps expanding, a fact in evidence last week in Kansas City at Great Plains' annual dealer meeting and media event. It attracted visitors from 22 counties including China, Russia, New Zealand and Ethiopia. The bulk of the foreign attendees were from European countries.

Europe is a focus for Great Plains, which four years ago ...

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