CHAPTER 5

Regulation in the Farm Machinery Industry

5.1 Emissions Standards for Self-Propelled Farm Machinery

The farm machinery industry is subject to numerous regulations at state, federal, and international levels of government. Perhaps one of the most significant regulations in recent years has been the imposition of emissions standards for off-road diesel engines. These regulations, which vary from country to country, have had numerous impacts on the industry and its customers alike. From increased research and development and production costs, which have been passed onto the consumer in the form of higher price tags, to new marketing challenges, the emissions regulations in North America and the European Union (EU) have had a lasting impact ...

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