NEWS
State of the Industry
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Sep 1, 2015 09:31 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- It's become traditional at the Farm Progress Show for Jim Walker, Case IH's vice president for North American ag equipment sales, to provide the ag media with a quick look at the state of the farm equipment industry. Monday's assessment was realistic and --cautiously -- optimistic.

In reference to the used combine market, for instance, Walker said, "I feel more comfortable now. It's going in the right direction. Dealers are starting to feel they can put more into a used combine and get more out of it."

This came after Walker reviewed the industry from 2012 ...

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