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Once again, the Monster Jam Europe tour is in the spotlight – even more energetic and thrilling than ever. The show sponsored by BKT for the fourth year in a row provides an unrivalled experience to all motorsport enthusiasts. An adventure full of marvelous freestyle stunts attracting the attention of more than 4 million spectators worldwide, who are left breathless while watching the amazing acrobatic stunts of these Monster Trucks.


Organic Trade Association's Farmers Advisory Council expands its producer roster


Washington, D.C., July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The voice of producers just got amped up by over a thousand notches at the Organic Trade Association with the recent new memberships of Pennsylvania Certified Organic and Georgia Organics into the Organic Trade Association's Farmers Advisory Council.

The two membership-based non-profit organic organizations represent almost 1,200 certified organic producers in 15 states stretching from the Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. to the Midwest. The new strategic alliances with the Farmers Advisory Council will significantly expand cooperation among organic farmers and stakeholders, and strengthen the engagement and input of organic producers in helping the Organic Trade Association advance its policy priorities to protect and promote the organic sector. Read more

Heatmaster SS Unveils New GS-Series Wood Burning Furnace

The wood burning furnace market has a new contender and this one comes with an impressive introductory price of just $6995 USD.
Heatmaster ss has introduced the GS Series outdoor furnace made from the same materials and with the same time-tested design as their top rated line of G Series furnaces, but with a lower price-point.
General Manager Ryan Friesen says, “We are very excited to offer the GS Series. Our customers demand high quality, long lasting products to ensure many years of money savings. Heatmaster ss furnaces are easy to use and maintain while being the most economically priced products on the market. We think this will be a game changer for our customers and the industry.”
The GS Series furnaces follow the line of the very popular G Series made by Heatmaster ss and meet all safety and emissions standards for wood burning while maintaining best in industry efficiencies.

New Frontier 3-point mounted sprayers available from John Deere

Four models of rear-mounted sprayers are perfect for a wide variety of applications Read more

Redstone Industries LLC DBA MK Industries - New Owners of Hoppercone

Redstone Industries, LLC of Iroquois, South Dakota is pleased to announce the purchase of MK Industries, the manufacturer of hoppers for grain bins. Previously located in Rock Valley, IA, MK Industries has been manufacturing hoppers for new and used bins for over 25 years. Marvin and Kathy Kaptein, the owners of MK Industries wished to retire. The new owners, Brian Hiebert and Byron Adkins of Iroquois, SD formed Redstone Industries, LLC and have moved the company with all equipment to South Dakota.
MK Industries specializes in bolt together hoppers. This allows hoppers that are too large for transport to be built in sections and bolted together on site. By using CAD software, each hopper is designed and built to fit the bin. By using a bolt together design, it is possible to ship multiple hoppers without oversize and over width loads.

Fecon Adds FTX128R Rubber Tracked Mulcher to FTX Tractor Line

Fecon Inc is proud to introduce the FTX128R Rubber Tracked Mulcher. The new rubber undercarriage utilizes a heavy duty bogie roller system and metal imbedded rubber tracks. The FTX128R offers 23" of ground clearance, powerful steering, excellent traction, and a PSI of 4.5 for responsive handling in soft wet conditions.

The FTX128R is ideal for right of way clearing where working on both sides of the road is necessary, or for moving a short distance to the next clearing site. The ride quality is smooth with excellent performance on or off pavement.

The FTX128R features attachment versatility with a quick attach coupler combined with up to 60 GPM of in cab adjustable high flow and optional pressure adjustment. Read more

Claas Senior Leadership Takes On New Industry Roles


Omaha, Neb. — April 19, 2017 — Two key members of the CLAAS leadership team have recently taken on additional responsibilities in their respective industry organizations. Both are excited to assume roles that stand to positively impact the ag manufacturing sector as a whole.

President of CLAAS Global Sales Americas Leif Magnusson, who recently fulfilled his term as chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), will now chair the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Task Force for the organization. Read more

Herrs Machine Hydrostatics

Take a second to visualize, a mechanic shop so good at what they do that you'd have your tractor shipped half way across the country to be repaired.

In the world of hydrostatic transmissions, the place to go is Herrs Machine Hydrostatics in Washington, Kansas. Equipment owners from all over the United States and Canada will ship their transmissions or complete tractors to this company. They can install their remanufactured dyno-tested exchange units or they can overhaul your entire tractor if needed. The company has been rebuilding hydrostatic transmissions since 1969. Read more

Terravion Expands Presence In Iowa With Two New Hires; Aerial Imaging Service Helping Farms Take High-Tech Approach To Improving Yield And Revenue

Service helps producers spot and fix problems early, before they affect crop yield

STORY CITY AND GOWRIE, IA – APRIL 3, 2017 – TerrAvion, which helps farmers take a high-tech approach to improving yield and revenue through the use of best-in-class aerial imagery at a fraction of the cost of any other imagery provider, announced today that it has expanded its presence in Iowa, appointing Regional Vice Presidents Matt Swanson and Ron King to lead sales in the region. Swanson will focus on Eastern Iowa and King will focus on Western Iowa. Read more

Versatile Returns to Heritage Colors

In celebration of 50 Years of Versatile four-wheel drive production, the company has introduced a new color scheme across the entire Versatile product line, returning to the historic red, yellow and black colors that made the tractors famous between 1966 and 1986. The new color scheme was first unveiled at the annual Versatile Dealer Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, wrapping up a year of celebrations that included a run of 50 Legendary Limited Edition tractors and the restoration of the famous 1977 Versatile 1080, also known as Big Roy.

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