Farm equipment lots in the High Plains are looking pretty bare. No, it's not from poor outlooks in the agriculture sector; it's due to high commodity prices. Producers have a little extra jingle in their pockets and are looking to upgrade their farm equipment.
"I've seen it from all dealers in the ag sector. All types of equipment are selling," said Jeff Flora, CEO of the SouthWestern Association, which represents equipment dealers in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. "They have money, and are being driven by the high commodity prices. All segments of the equipment business are really good."