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Manitou Group Reports Sales Up 9% for First Half of 2014
The Manitou BF Board of Directors met today to approve the 2014 half-year financial statements.
Farm Equipment – 8/28/2014

Minnesota Governor Asks Feds to Intervene in Grain Delays
Gov. Mark Dayton is urging the federal government to step in on railroad delays hitting Minnesota grain farmers.
AgWeb – 8/27/2014

How much money can Chile afford to invest in infrastructure?
Chile can invest up to US$12.4bn a year, or 4.8% of its GDP, in infrastructure by using more state and private funds, economist Luis Eduardo Escobar said. In a conference on infrastructure financing, Escobar said US$11.6bn a year could come from the treasury, including a current public investment of US$6.24bn, public debt issue, the use of sovereign funds and leasing of public buildings such as hospitals.
BNamericas – 8/27/2014

Paraná again suspends US$2bn metro tender
Brazil's Paraná state audit court suspended for a second time a 4.67bn-real (US$2.06bn) tender launched by state capital Curitiba to build and operate the city's first metro line. Although the tender bid submission date was set for Monday, court representative Ivan Bonilha has decided to uphold a suspension decision by public works supervisory board Difop, based on various irregularities, the state government said in a release.
BNamericas – 8/27/2014

DuPont Announces Investment In Seed Treatment Solutions
Today, DuPont announced construction on two state-of-the-art centers dedicated to developing and testing seed treatment formulations, applications and seed handling techniques in an important step toward bringing new solutions to growers.
AgriMarketing – 8/27/2014

Iowa Governor Links EPA's RFS Rule Stalling With Deere Layoffs
Governor Terry Branstad is blaming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the recent layoffs at Deere and Co.
AgriMarketing – 8/27/2014

USDA: Farm Income Forecast To Decline In 2014
Net farm income is forecast at $113.2 billion in 2014, down about 14 percent from the 2013 forecast of $131.3 billion.
AgriMarketing – 8/27/2014

Estimate: Economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that they expect the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in part because of a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
CBS News – 8/27/2014

Vermeer Announces Family Succession Plans
As part of its family succession planning process, Vermeer Corporation announced that third-generation family member, Jason Andringa, will serve as the company's next President & CEO effective Nov. 1, 2015.
Underground Construction – 8/26/2014

Prepare for increased grain storage
The anticipated bumper crop of corn and soybeans has heightened the need for extra storage during harvest this fall.
Brownfield – 8/26/2014