If there is a secular theme that transcends the U.S. business cycle it is agriculture. Farm incomes are rising sharply and all indications point in a similar upward direction in 2011 and likely beyond. This is another way, beyond going long mining excavation equipment and industrial commodities, to play the increasing demand for food, especially proteins, alongside the ever-rising standards of living in China, India and other emerging market economies.
Here at home, it means buy what farmers need — agricultural-related capital equipment.
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