Retail sales of tractors in the US continued to beat the 5-year average as 2016 hit the midyear mark, with smaller tractors still the sales leader, according to data from the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers . June U.S. retail sales of farm tractors under 40 horsepower were up 3% . On that note, John Deere and Frontier Equipment have launched a new website, TipsNotebook.com, offering more than 45 articles and videos on how to tackle many property jobs and projects. TipsNotebook.com grew out of conversations with customers about what information they really wanted when working with their equipment. You'll pay more for health insurance in rural areas that is the finding of Colorado 's Division of Insurance ordered to study the problem of higher insurance prices on the Western Slope and in other rural areas in the state. They concluded that it costs more to deliver health care in rural areas. Finally, Yesterday farm groups joined business organizations around the country in an appeal to Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform creating a "Reason for Reform" campaign.