PBS and NPR for Southwest Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Farm Equipment Makers Worry Over Commodity Prices

(Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media)
(Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media)

While the country’s economy was slumping over the last five years, the American farm economy was booming.

Companies that manufacture tractors and other farm implements have done exceptionally well, as many farmers have been replacing their pricey equipment every year.

But with commodity prices dropping and a major tax break in jeopardy in Congress, there are fears that business will start to stall.

From the  Here & Now Contributors Network, Bill Wheelhouse of Harvest Public Media reports.


Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.