On a hot August day in late August, Kevin Bien stands in the shade of a large gray piece of farm equipment. The brand marketing manager for Gleaner Combines gives his best spiel to a group of farmers attending the Farm progress Show in Decatur. Torque, efficiency, and new technology are among his key points for the prospective buyers of the large machines that can run anywhere from $300,000 to $500,000.
And farmers are buying. Frequently.