Business Brisk at Xmas Tree Farms and Tractor Sales Higher
**Five months after the U.S., Mexico, Canada agreement went into effect, the U.S. isn’t happy with how it’s being implemented.
Last week, the U.S. took the first step in ensuring Canada enforces all aspects of the agreement, and one of the most contentious issues is over implementation of the dairy market access changes.
As reported by agweb.com, the U.S. Trade Representative announced they will initiate official consultations with Canada to examine the country’s Tariff Rate Quotas obligations.
**Choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms report surges in early attendance, a trend attributed in part to people wanting to decorate their homes early during the pandemic.
The president of the California Christmas Tree Association says their opening day of sales was one of the biggest ever.
Christmas tree farms that have opened this season have modified operations or eliminated some activities to accommodate health protocols.
**The Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," shows the sale of all tractors in the U.S. during November were up 41% compared to the same month last year.
For the 11 months in 2020 tractor sales were up 16% over the same period last year.
For the 11 months, two-wheel drive tractors under 40 HP are up 20% over last year, 40 to 100 HP are up 12%, and 100+ HP are up 1%. 4-wheel drive tractors are up 5%.