Farm & Ranch

Farm & Ranch: Reliable, Environmental and Fashionable

December 6, 2017

The following product lines from National Hardware Show exhibitors hit many of the important buzz words for consumers: they’re environmentally friendly, fashionable or made in the USA. Barenbrug Professional Forage Grasses. This company from...

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Farm & Ranch: Healthy Means Happy

October 10, 2017

Preventing falls, doing wellness checks or getting rid of annoying pests are all just routine tasks on the farm. Ice Chopper. Ice on walkways can not only be dangerous for humans, but could possibly be deadly to livestock if legs are broken in a...

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Farm & Ranch: Beyond Fencing

August 29, 2017

While most individuals consider fencing (like products offered by Tree Island Steel in last week’s newsletter) to be the epitome of wildlife management, fencing is not the only solution for dealing with animals such as deer, fox, raccoons, birds...

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Farm & Ranch: Items to Keep on Hand

August 22, 2017

No one wants to find that they don’t have what they need, especially if the nearest store is miles away. Here are three products that every farmer or rancher should have on hand. Deep III Pro. Exhibitor Cestus® Armored Gloves brought their...

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Farm & Ranch: The Right Tools for Work and Play

August 16, 2017

The following products were manufactured for durability and style as well as getting the job done. Customers can clear dead wood and heavy debris and then relax by a roaring fire on a cool night with these new products from the 2017 National...

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Reporting from the National Hardware Show – North Hall

May 3, 2016

Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living More and more homeowners are extending their living space into the backyard with outdoor rooms that include cooking and dining areas. Supplies for outdoor rooms were trending in 2015 and continue to be popular in...

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Battery-Powered Chainsaws

April 6, 2016

Spring is here, and consumers will be in search of chainsaws to help clean up their properties—whether it’s pruning unwanted overgrowth or breaking down trees and large limbs felled by storms. With the increased battery life and reliability...

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Portable and Hobby Welders

March 30, 2016

Welding isn’t limited to construction, automotive, or other skilled trades. Some consumers are getting into the hobby of welding for DIY projects around the home, as well as for artistic pursuits. One quick look at sites like Etsy...

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Add-ons for Small Tractors

March 9, 2016

Small and compact tractors can be one of the most useful tools on homesteads and farms. To help consumers get the most out of this useful piece of equipment, many manufacturers offer attachments that can perform specific heavy-duty jobs that are...

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Farm Safety

February 24, 2016

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, farming remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Each year, serious injuries, and even deaths, occur. Fortunately, some injuries are preventable with the right...

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