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Kuhn cuts reflect ag sales slump
Times photo: Tere Dunlap One lone farmer on Franklin Road south of Monroe prepares his field for the coming spring planting season. Farm equipment sales are stalled, because milk and grain prices are down, according to dealers. Farmers are repairing their equipment and hanging on until farm commodity futures catch up with farming expenses.
MONROE - Falling dairy prices are putting a pinch on farm equipment dealerships and manufacturers. Farmers are holding off buying new equipment unless absolutely necessary, local farm equipment dealers said.