The Grand Forks, N.D., area is starting to see an improvement in ag equipment sales, according to the owners of True North Equipment, a 4-store John Deere dealer.

Sales for farm equipment in the area appear to be picking up, said John Oncken, co-owner and vice president of Grand Forks John Deere dealer True North Equipment.

"This region typically goes in first in terms of the down trend and then it comes out first," John Oncken, co-owener and vice president of True North Equipment, told the Grand Forks Herald. "Sales have spiked in this region, and we're not seeing that in other areas to the extent that we would."

Dan Gorder, co-owner and president of the dealership, told the paper that locally, True North has “solid numbers” for new equipment and is selling more used equipment than in recent years. "It's quite refreshing to get both those categories," he said.

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The two declined to give sales numbers for the Grand Forks area but said the increases are "big numbers," Oncken said. He described the uptick as returning back to normal.

"We're well on our way of getting out of that trough," Gorder said of the Grand Forks area. "We are well on to the road to recovery, which is outpacing other some other areas in the country."

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