I have a friend who's sone was pretty high up in Deere, and climbing the corp ladder. He will tell you that it is a fact that Deere does not want to continue with any "one deaelrship" operators. They want only large dealers who own mulitple stores. I have another friend who is currently working with a company to buy out more JD dealerships, as fast as they can. This is to prevent Deere from pushing them out the door. So, this story is most likely 100% true, for the exact reason given.