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Sales are up in the rural markets. And, generally, the overall outlook for spring 2012 and beyond is positive. Companies continue to give back in a variety of ways. And Rural Lifestylers can choose from a variety of new products this year. Of course, I couldn't pass up reporting on the new composting toilet. The article below is a good read and, frankly, contains some facts that might help you win a trivia challenge. Enjoy.

February 21, 2012

IN THE NEWS:

Small tractor sales up in January
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1st quarter: John Deere's sales up 11%, earnings up 4%
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CNH sales up 25%, profits double
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Company reports first-quarter results
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Rural lifestyle dealers look for another solid sales year in 2012
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AQHA announces title sponsors and sponsorship opportunities for 2012 AQHA Novice championship shows
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New composting toilet is energy-efficient, eco-friendly and odor-free
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Toyota announces return of "100 Cars for Good" program in 2012
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CHS, Consumers Supply Distributing Co. form new livestock, pet food entity
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American Quarter Horse Association convenes its first AQHA Animal Welfare Commission meeting
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Toyota leads in tight durability race
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Cabela's donates portion of sales to benefit Ag Safety Days
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Purina tells owners that good pets can be great pets
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Case IH adds new Farmall tractor models to the line
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New brand and product identity for Kuhn Krause
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Buck Knives introduces Haley Heath series of hunting knives for women
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Land Pride offers full line of compact drills
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Chicagoland Grows introduces three new perennials
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Duluth Trading Company introduces a new way to work
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TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions goes natural
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Mahindra USA raises funds for Operation Finally Home
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Vermeer introduces Vermeer brand net wrap
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American Quarter Horse youth will compete July 21-29 in Kreuth, Germany.
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"We Believe in Growing" scholarship awarded at World Ag Expo
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Outdoor power equipment going gas free
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STIHL doubles its space in Virginia Beach
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Groovy Globe launches organic product line
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Wood-Mizer announces Personal Best contest winners
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Gibbs & Soell Names New CEO
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Rhea + Kaiser names new VP/Director, Public Relations
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