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Dealer Support Critical to Prairie Restoration Firms

Environmental restoration companies aim to keep rural areas looking "rural." In the process they buy a lot of specialized equipment.
Chris Kaplan and a crew of three spent the month of February hauling trees and flood debris from a ravine in rural Wisconsin. Access to the site was so difficult that the team had to mount a winch on their compact tracked loader rather than the grapple bucket they needed for the job.
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From the Desk of Chad Elmore

Land Use Controversies Across the Country

It's been a few years since the housing bust crippled one man's plan to turn several acres of farmland into a subdivision in rural Jefferson County, where I live. You can still find a few "No Subdivision!" signs along a rural road, and some of them face three houses were built in that particular subdivision.
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From the Desk of Chad Elmore

Remembering the Trade Shows of Yesterday

This week, the staff from Lessiter Publication's Ag Division -- including Rural Lifestyle Dealer, Farm Equipment, Precision Farming Dealer and No-Till Farmer -- will be walking the aisles at farm equipment shows in Louisville, Ky. and Tulare, Calif.
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From the Field

Send in the Specialist

Unlike the professional farmer, who often walks into the dealership knowing exactly what he needs and what he wants to pay, the rural lifestyler may know only that he or she needs "some equipment to finish a job this weekend." Upon entering an equipment showroom, it's likely that these consumers will have no idea what type of machinery is available to help them get the job done.
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From the Desk of Chad Elmore

It Will be a Very Good Year

It's the start of a new year, and with it comes a sense of optimism. New Year's resolutions, both personal and professional, have been made and are not yet broken.
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From the Desk of Chad Elmore

Help Us Help You

Imagine this: You're invited to a roundtable meeting along with hundreds of other rural lifestyle dealers from throughout North America.
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