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This edition of Rural Marketing News shows plenty of competition out there, along with plenty of new products. A couple of stories below also show the strength of the market: Tractor Supply, CNH and Husqvarna report excellent sales results.

May 1, 2012

IN THE NEWS:

CNH Global profit beats estimates
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Tractor Supply's 1Q net sales surpass $1 billion
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Briggs & Stratton will not pursue placement of lawn and garden products at mass retailers
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Organic heats up, breaks $30 billion mark
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4-H honors Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, DuPont at annual Legacy Awards gala
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Husqvarna tops forecast, sees more U.S. growth
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STIHL brings back Dealer Days
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ADM Alliance Nutrition introduces MoorMan's All-Purpose Beef Minerals
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Toro introducesTimeMaster wide area walk-behind mowers
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TERRO announces new wasp & hornet killer
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Husqvarna unveils Fast Tractor riding mower
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Expect up-tick in tick populations this season
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Zetor Tractors unveils Forterra HSX tractor
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Gravely launches Pro-Stance series mowers
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New Nutrena SafeChoice horse feed helps owners take the reins for optimal nutrition
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Miracle-Gro introduces new gardening innovations
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Toro Company expands rental offering
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Scotts Miracle-Gro increases e-mail marketing efforts
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Kent Nutrition Group names new Product Manager, Swine & Show Feeds
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AQHA sponsors second Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup
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Toyota announces 100 Cars for Good finalists
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Rayovac signs on with tournament-fishing organization
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Jeep launches partnership with USA Basketball
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Chevrolet kicks off 2012 'Diamonds & Dreams'
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Alamo Group and Alo announce alliance
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Bobcat expanding operations
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AQHA offering Show Management 101
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Largest community garden in Baltimore part of National GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces program
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Organic Trade Assn: industry creates half million jobs
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Southeast farmers say more organic seed research and education needed
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Radio ad revenue even with prior year, internet radio's revenues climb
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Mahindra USA expands its partnership with NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver
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Missouri's S&H Farm Supply named KIOTI Tractor's Best New Dealer Of The Year
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DR Power Equipment teams with Bazaarvoice to launch online reviews
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Wrangler launches mobile roping game offering consumers online rewards
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NAEDA publishes dealer-manufacturer relations survey
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Nebraskan wins Case IH Scout utility vehicle
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