Industry reports US combine sales down in 2011


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A national industry group reports that sales of farm tractors are nearly flat so far this year.

In a report Tuesday, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers also said sales of self-propelled combines from January through September fell 6.1 percent from the same period last year.

The organization reports that U.S. farmers bought slightly more than 127,000 farm tractors and 7,200 combines during the first nine months of this year.


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