Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Sep 28, 2015 01:35 PM CDT

Every time there is a downturn, we hear rumors of consolidation, both of farms and the industries that serve them. This cool spell is no different. Rabobank analysts are the latest to speculate about consolidation in the farm machinery industry.

If they are correct in a recent report, the colors of your favorite farm equipment could soon change. "Contraction Today, Consolidation Tomorrow?" suggests we are about to see manufacturers merge, buy smaller companies and/or expand their offerings to include product lines not usually found on your local tractor dealer's lot.

"Consolidation in any sector or industry is a logical, natural ...

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