An agriculture museum recently held an auction in order to help raise funds for its programs.
According to Delaware's News Journal newspaper, the Delaware Agriculture Museum held its 30th annual benefit auction. A variety of items were up for bid, in a setting that had attendees surrounded by antique farm equipment.
Richard Bergold, who is part of the museum's board, told the paper that the auction may raise as much as $8,000 for the museum. The money is especially helpful considering the tough economic times faced recently across the country.
However, those tough times may be turning, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The country's gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 5.6 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, indicating that the nation's economy is on the mend.
Though that may be generally the case, those who operate farm equipment in order to make a living may not be feeling positive effects from the economy's turnaround. Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet Index has continued to decline as producers cut back on spending.