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Buildings By Alpha

Buildings by Alpha located in the beautiful rolling hills of southwest WI originally started as Alpha Firewood, a part-time firewood business in 1995, catering to the bundled firewood market, servicing campgrounds, convenience stores and grocery stores.

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In 2005, we desired to diversify and started Buildings by Alpha. At first we produced storage buildings and mini barns but because of the demand, we soon started producing cabins and specialty-buildings such as playhouses and vendor booths.

In 2009, we again expanded into a new line of products by creating horse and livestock run-in shelters. This venture took off, we have produced hundreds of shelters for horses, beef, sheep or simply as a place to store wood or hay. Read more

New Roller Guides And Short Guards Improve The Easy Cut II Cutterbar System Even More

Despite all technological advances around the combine and platform, the cutting system is still the first part to touch your crop and determines your harvest success. Group Schumacher understands the importance of having a superior cutting system, which is why they announced two new improvements on the Schumacher Easy Cut II Cutterbar System.

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The new SCH top and bottom roller guides allow more flexibility on the platform while decreasing the likelihood of material buildup around the rollers.

As before, they continue to reduce the friction on the knifeback and allows the knife to run more smoothly. It also results in less knife load and power requirements for the knife drive or wobble box. Read more

Alamo Group Announces Acquisition Of Dixie Chopper Business

Seguin — Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) announced today that it has acquired the assets of the Dixie Chopper business from Textron Outdoor Power Equipment Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc.

Dixie Chopper manufactures a wide range of commercial and high end residential mowing equipment. The business, which is currently based in Greencastle, Indiana, has been serving this market for nearly 40 years.

Ron Robinson, Alamo Group's President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of Dixie Chopper. They are an iconic brand in the zero turn mowing industry and provide both a range of products and channel coverage that will complement and enhance our platform for growth. They will become part of Alamo Group's Agricultural Division." Read more

ROXOR Partners With Multiplatinum-Selling Country Artist Justin Moore

DEVOTED TO THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE, MOORE IS ANCHORED WITH HOME, FAMILY AND TRADITION. THESE THREE PILLARS OF LIFE CONTINUE TO INFLUENCE HIS DEFIANT TRADITIONAL COUNTRY STYLE, ALIGNING WELL WITH THE TOUGHNESS AND HERITAGE OF THE MAHINDRA ROXOR

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Auburn Hills – ROXOR off-road vehicles will be powering Justin Moore's 2019 Late Night & Longnecks Tour. The Valory Music Co. artist is combining two of his favorite passions with this new partnership: country music and rolling through the outdoors in style. Read more

Exciting Things Growing - AG PhD FIELD DAY

FREE EVENT - JULY 25, 2019 - BALTIC SD

logoHigh Yield Growers – The best farmers in the world in corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, and more will speak in panels about increasing yield and profit. Featuring world-record yielders like David Hula, Randy Dowdy, Eric Watson, and Warren Darling, as well as other top farmers like Matt Miles, Kevin Matthews, Chad Henderson, and many, many more! Plus, each of these growers has their own personally managed plots onsite to highlight their practices. Read more

LS Tractor Wins Unprecedented Fifth Consecutive Dealer's Choice Award

COMPANY MAINTAINS TOP SPOT IN THE TRACTOR MANUFACTURER CATEGORY, BEATING OUT THE COMPETITION IN THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF DEALERS ACROSS THE U.S. AND CANADA

Battleboro — LS Tractor, a leading manufacturer of sub compact, compact, and utility tractors and attachments, has won a fifth consecutive Dealer's Choice Award from the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA). The brand earned top honors in the Tractor Manufacturer category following input from over 2,000 equipment dealers.

"To win a fifth consecutive Dealer's Choice Award is an incredibly important milestone for us," said Mike Blount, CEO of LS Tractor USA. "We believe that if we focus on the success of our dealers, our success comes as a natural byproduct and this award is proof that we're accomplishing that goal while maintaining steady growth." Read more

Sweet Leaf Tea Partners With Luke Bryan To Honor American Farmers On 2019 Farm Tour

Bayer presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2019Sweet Leaf Tea has announced its partnership with American Idol judge and country music megastar Luke Bryan for his 2019 Farm Tour, an annual event that uses music to salute the farmers who work behind the scenes to bring food to America's store shelves, restaurants, and dinner tables.

Founded in Austin, Texas over 20 years ago, Sweet Leaf Tea features a lineup of iced teas and lemonades made from all-natural, organic ingredients, making the company an ideal partner to honor the efforts of local farmers. Sweet Leaf products are known for their homemade flavor and for Mimi, the smiling, grey-haired grandmother featured on every label. Read more

USM Wear Technologies Granted Patent On "Vertical Tillage Tool" Patent #10,314,221 B2

ELDORA – USM Wear Technologies, LLC (USM Wear Tech) announced a new patent has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on our "Vertical Tillage Tool" sweep with Caden Edge™ Technology that is designed for addressing wheel compaction issues in farming operations.

We are excited about the shape and effectiveness of our new cultivation sweep." commented Loran Balvanz, USM Wear Tech President and CEO.

Balvanz explained that Purdue University agronomy experts report that heavy farm equipment can cause soil compaction issues that can reduce corn yields by 50 percent depending on soil conditions. Read more

May Wes Introduces Bat Wing Paddle Tines And Replacement Snap-On Tines For CASE IH, New Holland, Macdon, John Deere Grain Heads

BAT WING'S UNIQUE 5-FINGER DESIGN FEEDS SHORT OR SPECIALTY CROPS MORE CONSISTENTLY, EVENLY

Hutchinson – May Wes, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket poly agricultural parts, introduces the new Bat Wing Paddle Tine and Replacement Snap On Tines for Case IH, New Holland, MacDon and John Deere grain heads. Read more