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Rural living has been a particular focus these past few weeks, with stories about backyard chickens, Tractor Supply's Chick Days, and pet care items. On a more somber note, the USDA reports the highest level of child poverty in rural areas since the 1980's. Those articles and so much more below.

March 18, 2014

IN THE NEWS:

Tractor Supply hatches Chick Days
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U.S. tractor sales even with last year
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USDA to expand support for small and mid-sized farms and ranches
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Alamo Group reports record full-year sales and net income
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Polaris introduces new off-road vehicle
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Southern States Cooperative: Interest growing in backyard chickens
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USDA: Rural child poverty at highest level since mid-1980s
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Tractor Supply customer donations in 2014 increase more than 20% for youth scholarships, FFA funding
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Cub Cadet RZT S zero turn models named 'Best Buys'
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Calloway's Nursery announces 4Q results
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BOB-CAT introduces XRZ zero-turn mower
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Petmate unveils more than 100 new products at Global Pet Expo 2014
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Merrick Pet Care Inc. debuts new all-natural treat lines
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Sergeant's Pet Care Products unveils innovative product lineup at Global Pet Expo
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Kathy Ireland develops collection of solution-based pet products
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Northern Tool + Equipment introduces expanded Roughneck logging tool line
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Miller Manufacturing adds new beekeeping supplies
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Mahindra USA celebrates 20 years of growth in North America
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Stihl solicits customer stories
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Oregon Scientific unveils home products with new Bluetooth capability
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Retail customers propel Toyota's February 2014 sales
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AQHA elects 2014-15 AQHA Executive Committee
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Landmark Services Cooperative.hosts Real Life Farm Summit
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AQHA names Professionals of the Year
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APC, Inc. becomes NCBA Allied Partner
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NAEDA elects new leadership
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Altoz expands dealer outlets in the U.S.
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Red Brand recognized for 'Made in America' national ad campaign
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