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Farm Equipment Show Opens in QCCA Expo Center

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The QC Farm Equipment Show is back in town.

The event, which draws thousands of people from all over Iowa and Illinois, kicked off its three-day run at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island Sunday.

This is the 22nd year the show has come to the QCA.

As always, this year all sorts of things are on sale - from tractors to seeds to chemicals. More than 200 ag companies have set up shop in the Expo Center's exhibit space.

Several million dollars are expected to be spent by local farmers.

But, the amount spent this year could be slightly lower than other years due to a tough year for farmers. Some lost large portions of their harvest.

"The farm economy this year is a little mixed. We've had the drought. The drought has been very severe in some places. It's been alright in others, so you have a mixed crop," Richard Sherman, Farm Equipment Show coordinator, explained.

"You have some farmers who got lucky and have done terrific others haven't," he added.

Sherman said he expects many farmers will be planting more this year to make up for any losses from last season.

For more information on the event, go to www.quadcitiesfarmshow.com.

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