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Cautious mood reflected as farmers browse at Power Show

Cautious mood reflected as farmers browse at Power Show
Andy Thompson, right, regional manager for Yetter Manufacturing, talks about Yetter’s planter attachments while visiting with farmers last week at the Iowa Power Farming Show in Des Moines. Thompson said the vast array of products on display at the Iowa show draws customers from a wide region.

Steve Anderson roamed seven acres of displays at the Iowa Power Farming Show in Des Moines last week with his dad, son and a few friends, getting an up-close look at the latest farm equipment and precision ag technologies even though they weren’t in the market for anything in particular.

Steady crowds poured into the annual three-day farm show, billed as the third-largest indoor farm show in the United States, even though lower crop and livestock prices have forced farmers to pull back on their spending.

"The downturn in the economy hasn’t made people avoid it. They’re still interested in looking," said Anderson, who farms near Beaman. "We’re all hoping it’ll eventually turn around...




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