US tractor and combine fleet is much newer than usual

Farmers modernized their tractors and combines during the agricultural boom that started in 2006, says analyst David Widmar at the blog Agricultural Economic Insights. Some 17 percent of combines and 16 percent of tractors on U.S. farms were five years old or newer at the time of the 2012 Census of Agriculture, he said. Those are… » Read More

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