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"There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace." – Aldo Leopold

In This Issue: How Farmers Find True Love. ...... A4 The Copper Cop Can Keep Your HVAC Unit Safe From Thieves.......A5 Monthly Favorites: What's New: Equipment & Products........A6 The Knightro Report..............................A28 Pennywise.............................................A12 Keeping the Family Farm in the Family....A9 Farm and Ranch Life..............................A10 Clutter Clearing Choices........................A27 Positive Outlook....................................A26

‘Face To Face’ by Bonnie Mohr


For more information about Bonnie Mohr, see her biography on page A1 inside.

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Eastern Farm

and Livestock Directory

Volume 16, Issue 2 • February 2013 Edition

In This Issue: How Farmers Find True Love. ...........A2 The Copper Cop Can Keep Your HVAC Unit Safe From Thieves............A3 Monthly Favorites: What's New: Equipment & Products.............A4 The Knightro Report...................................A14 Pennywise..................................................A10 Keeping the Family Farm in the Family.........A7 Farm and Ranch Life.....................................A8 Clutter Clearing Choices.............................A13 Positive Outlook.........................................A12

Bonnie Mohr

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A visit to the Bonnie Mohr Studio is a bit different than one to other fine art galleries. Like other studios, you will find the usual artist originals, art prints and note cards. What makes this studio unique is that you will also find one of Bonnie's favorite art subjects — the dairy cow. Live cows are generally not allowed in the studio, which is located on the Mohr farm, but visitors will see them lining the driveway to the studio in rural Glencoe, MN. Bonnie and her husband, John, both grew up on dairy farms in southern Minnesota. They married in 1983, and after several years of working in the Minneapolis area, they used the money they saved to invest in their dream of owning their own farm and genetics business, Glenmark Genetics. It was about that time when Bonnie became serious

norris scale co. inc. about her God-given ability to re-create onto canvas the things in life she so loves and respects. Nearly two decades and five Mohr children later, the studio is now staffed by an office manager, a finance manager, a marketing person and a "just down the road" neighbor who is the shipping specialist. Bonnie recently completed the "Ideal Holstein Cow" and "Ideal Holstein Bull" pieces, which she was commissioned to paint by the National Holstein Association. The Ideal Holstein Cow and Bull have not been updated since the 1970s, and in June, she unveiled the "36 by "48" canvases at the National Holstein Convention in Missouri. Earlier this year, Bonnie was also commissioned by the Minnesota FFA Foundation to paint the "We Live to Share" piece to launch the Minnesota FFA Foundation Legacy Club. Prints of the Ideal Holstein Cow and Bull and the FFA piece are all available for sale. For more information regarding Bonnie's paintings, please call Bonnie Mohr Studio at 1-800-264-6647 or visit her website at Find her on Facebook at

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Who doesn't love a great 'How We Met' story? Here are the inpiring stories of two couples who found each other – thanks to

Finding True Love, Country-Styleyyy Meeting new people can be difficult for anyone. But for a farmer, it can be almost impossible. Their busy days leave little time to socialize. When they do have time, it's hard to find someone who understands their lifestyle. What to do? Hang out at the local feed store all day, and hope? Fortunately, the Internet is making the world a smaller, more romantic place – even for farmers.

From Silicon Valley to the Mountains (Alana's story of meeting Richard, thanks to Growing up in Silicon Valley, I was well aware of all the possibilities of how technology and computers could enhance one's life. Nonetheless, when it came to dating, I was hesitant to meet people online. (Call me old fashioned.) The problem I faced with living in a huge tech-savvy city was that finding someone who had the same goals and values as I did was pretty much near impossible - goals like being selfreliant and living off the land. So when one of my co-workers at the animal shelter gave me (yet again) the 'you-gotta-tryonline-dating' spiel, I decided to go for it. But it couldn't be just any dating site. It had to be one where I could find other people actually living they way I was so inspired to live. (I had lived for 4 years in Yosemite National Park and knew at a very young age that living in the great outdoors was what I wanted more than anything. I wasn't simply a gal who talked the talk. I walked the walk.) That's when I discovered, out of the blue, FarmersOnly. com. I bit the bullet and decided to join. That was early in 2010. I was surprised by how quickly I was contacted by other people. I was under the impression that it was a very small niche online community. It turns out there are a ton of farmer boys out there! But one in particular caught my eye because I had just completed a class on natural building through the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA, and, A 2

lo and behold, this guy had just completed building his own straw bale house in the mountains (and he was handsome to boot). But the bum wasn't contacting me! So I sent him a quick compliment on his construction job and, in a matter of minutes, he had contacted me back thanking me and telling me a bit more about it. And then he kept contacting me... and I kept writing him back.... and in that process I quickly came to learn that not only was he a person who knew the same kind of construction methods that I was interested in....but also we had a heck of a lot of other things in common as well. We were like peas and carrots! Here was this smart, funny, handsome guy who was living in the middle of nowhere (I kid you not) doing everything that I had aspired to do, from permaculture to raising chickens. After a few months of talking 'round the clock by email or phone, he invited me to visit his place. He wasn't able to leave it for more than 24 hours at a time because of the animals he had to care for and because he is incredibly remote from even the nearest neighbor. We planned my visit in March, for his birthday. This trip involved me not only taking a 5-hour drive up to mountains, but another two hour drive from there to his specific mountain, and then from there ANOTHER hour long drive on his snowmobile to get to his actual house. Talk about playing hard to get.... literally! Before I left, I had made him send me copies of his driver's license, the GPS location of his house and his mother's phone

number. My family and friends also had this information. One of the great things about Richard is that he sent me pictures of his place/daily chores/whatever he felt was picture-worthy to me just about every day, so it helped put

Imagine being snowed in with your spouse for up to 6 months at a time and STILL enjoy each other's company once the snow melts! (I can't tell you how many of our friends and family said during our first winter snowed in, 'Well, if they don't kill each other, then they'll be the best of buddies, that's for sure!') All joking aside, I think back on the unbelievable fact that two people (one so remote that he doesn't even have a house address) such as us found each other. I often tell people, "I could not have written our story, who he is and everything that he brings to my life any better, if I tried." And for that, I am forever grateful to

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my mind at ease. Even though I had been talking to him every day for months now, I was still apprehensive to actually MEET him in person. I'll always remember what he said to me when I called him right before I hopped in my car for the trip: "No matter what happens between us, I want to make sure you enjoy yourself and have some" DEAL! Meeting him for the first time was like meeting my long-lost best friend. Sure, there were the initial butterflies in the stomach and the 'hey, I didn't know you wore glasses at night!' kind of surprises along the way, but we instantly had that feeling of companionship between us. It wasn't long before that companionship turned into a loving romance, and long story short....we were married last August and I'm enjoying my second winter snowed

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More about Alana and Richard: Alana and Richard live in Northern California about 60 miles from the nearest town. They try to raise much of their own food. Before winter sets in, they stock up on essentials - "from chocolate truffles to 26 bags of dog food." They work hard to have a small "footprint" on the mountain and are researching income opportunities that fit within their lifestyle. They spend much of their time gardening, exploring their outdoors and caring for their animals - meat goats, chickens, four dogs (two Labrador retrievers and two Great Pyrenees), a cat, and mini Lop rabbit. What does Alana see for their future? "Every day out here is a learning process for both of us. We both respect the great outdoors immensely and realize that while it is our idea of paradise, it also comes with a huge number

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of challenges. We remain in a constant frame of mind to learn and prepare...and prepare and prepare. Our property gives us more than what we need when it comes to food and materials, and we are looking into how we might be able to have a small business as a result (while always making sure we have our mountain's best interest in will be here long after we will and we want to leave it as healthy and natural as possible). I look forward to growing our family, both our animals/livestock and children of our own."


Not love at first sight? (Tracey Myers of Brazil, Ind., had an unlikely dating coach: Her dad. He urged her to try "I told my dad, 'I'm not a farmer. And how do you know about this online dating site? You've been married for 50 years!'" laughs Tracey. He had seen an advertisement for and thought it might be worth a try. Tracey, 47, had divorced in Novembe, 2009, after 25 years of marriage. She was ready to start dating a few months later. "I had a strong, positive feeling that there was someone out there for me," she says. Tracey had tested another online dating site, but didn't feel comfortable with the profiles and messages she received. was a better match for her values: honesty, being true to yourself, and commitment to family. continued on page A15 F EB RU A RY 2 0 1 3

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«Equipment at Work: Protecting Copper in HVAC Units

and Livestock Directory

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The Farm and Livestock Directory is printed monthly and distributed throughout the United States to the most qualified buyers and sellers in the agriculture industry. Opinions expressed in the Farm and Livestock Directory are not necessarily those of the publication personnel, but of the writers who contribute editorial content to the Farm and Livestock Directory. ERROR RESPONSIBILITY: The Farm and Livestock Directory is responsible only for the cost of the ad for the first incorrect insertion of the ad. Each insertion of an advertisement is proof of publication and it is the responsibility of the advertiser to check the correctness of each insertion. The publishers shall not be liable for slight aesthetic changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the intent of the ad. No adjustment can be made for advertisements not published. In the event of any error in an ad for which the publisher is liable, the liability is limited to adjusting that portion occupied by the error in relationship to the entire value of the advertisement. No adjustments will be made 30 days after initial insertion date. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Please send new address and phone number along with the Farm and Livestock Directory mailing label or email changes to: jan@fivestarpublishing. com For postal receipts, printer’s statements, circulation and readership information please contact our office at 800622-8836.


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Copper Cop: A Simple Solution to Protect HVAC against Metal Theft Linear LLC, the leader in residential and commercial access control, emergency response and security solutions, announces Copper Cop, a new copper theft security solution designed to protect commercial HVAC units, one of the most frequent targets of metal thieves, from being stripped of copper piping and hardware.

Designed for easy installation to the exterior of a commercial HVAC unit, Linear's Copper Cop includes a unique wire harness and patent-pending spring-loaded clips enclosed in a durable bright yellow casing that provides "Protected by Copper Cop" warning signage to deter would-be thieves. As simple as it is effective, the Copper Cop goes to work when anyone tries to remove the HVAC cover or disarm the unit. If breached, Copper Cop connects to a local siren while also transmitting an alarm signal to a Linear or other security system which then alerts the proper authorities. Copper Cop has advantages over existing HVAC metal security solutions as well. Since it is an alarm activation device, licensed security system installers can retrofit existing HVAC units without needing an HVAC installer's license or an electrician's license. Security system installers can install Copper Cop for commercial customers directly, or work with HVAC contractors to install and monitor. Integrating with existing alarm panels is easily accomplished with Linear's wireless Transmitter/Receiver Pair (DXS-31 / DXS-702).

ABOVE: HVAC unit damaged by copper thieves. (What a nightmare!) BELOW: Close up image of the Copper Cop. Easy to install with multiple levels of security, Copper Cop is a powerful deterrent against metal thieves targeting industrial HVAC units.

Copper and metal thefts are especially destructive because the cost of repair, replacement and insurance premium increases far exceed the value of stolen metal. A $10,000 HVAC unit can be rendered useless when the $75 worth of copper tubing is removed. This imbalance makes simple, affordable solutions like the Copper Cop even more appealing. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB), metal thefts have increased 81 percent since 2008, with copper by far the most frequently stolen material. Critical infrastructure sources like traffic lights and railway signals, farm equipment, construction sites and unoccupied buildings have all been targeted by thieves willing to risk personal safety and cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage for a few hundred dollars worth of metal. "We've seen countless cases of businesses, churches, schools, farms and construction sites targeted by metal thieves, often because of inadequate security," said Duane Paulsen, senior vice president of product and market development for Linear. "Copper Cop is the simplest, most affordable and effective solution to combat copper theft because it provides a visual deterrent on the HVAC unit, an audio deterrent with the siren, and an immediate security response via integration with existing security systems."

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«What's New Nutra-Flo Adds to Company’s Product Lineup MicroSolutions™ EDTA chelated nutrients can help correct and prevent nutritional deficiencies in crops to deliver bigger yields Nutra-Flo, a leading provider of starter and foliar applied liquid fertilizers is excited to launch the new MicroSolutions micronutrients line of products. The MicroSolutions line of chelated micronutrients have the highest efficiency, which means growers can use less product per acre to achieve the same results as compared to non-chelated nutrients. Growers can blend MicroSolutions micronutrients with liquid fertilizer to help correct and/or prevent micronutrient deficiencies, which can be one of the largest stresses on crop growth and development. “The MicroSolutions line will help growers correct the micronutrient deficiencies that their crops may have,” said Raun Lohry, President of Nutra-Flo Company. “Not getting the right amount of certain micronutrients can really starve crops and reduces yield potential. Today’s high yields and stressful growing conditions can remove more nutrients than ever from the soil, and can render naturally occurring micronutrients temporarily unavailable when the plant needs them the most. Using the MicroSolutions line with starter fertilizer at planting time helps prevent these deficiencies.”

Available in 2.5 gallon jugs, 250 gallon totes or in bulk, the new MicroSolutions micronutrients are compatible with all types of fertilizers including 100% orthophosphates and many herbicides and insecticides. The chelated micronutrients available are: copper (7.5%), calcium (3%), boron (10% not chelated), iron (4.5%), manganese (6%), zinc (6% and 9%), RGS® (Nutra-Flo’s zinc ammine acetate product, chemically identical to ACA®) and specialty mixes designed for specific crop types such as corn and soybeans. MicroSolutions are immediately available through the Nutra-Flo network of dealers for sale. Why use a chelated micronutrient? The molecular structure in EDTA chelates protects zinc, manganese, calcium, copper and iron from ‘tie-up’ in the soil and makes the micronutrient available to plants and ensures maximum effectiveness.

RoMax7™ Corn-Starter Bundle added to the PureGrade® line of liquid fertilizers to help boost corn yields Contains RGS® (Root Growth Stimulator) Nutra-Flo’s zinc ammine acetate, chemically identical to ACA® Nutra-Flo Company announces the newest addition to the PureGrade product line of low-salt liquid fertilizers, RoMax7. RoMax7, a corn-starter bundle, contains a special blend of seven nutrients, (7-17-3) nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, plus chelated micronutrients zinc, manganese, copper, and iron. Like all PureGrade products, RoMax7 can be safely used in close proximity to the seed, roots, and foliage for better fertilizer efficiency. RoMax7 also contains RGS, Nutra-Flo’s zinc ammine acetate. “We’re excited to offer this new product. As a corn-starter bundle, RoMax7 takes the guesswork out of planting. Growers can depend on RoMax7 to make their lives much easier,” said Ed Ummach, Vice President of the PureGrade Products Division. “RoMax7 helps prevent micronutrient deficiencies. Essential crop functions are dependent on complex interactions between NPK and micronutrients. The correct amount of some nutrients - and not enough of others – can starve your crops and reduce your yield potential.” RoMax7 delivers the same features found in all PureGrade Liquid Starter Fertilizers. The result is a more efficient use of valuable nutrients and higher yields. Crops that respond to RoMax7 include corn, soybeans, canola, cotton, wheat, and milo.

Dennis Zabel, Nutra-Flo Agronomist added, “because essential crop functions are dependent on complex interactions between NPK and micronutrients, we need to consider Liebig’s Law of the Minimum: Yields are limited by the nutrient in shortest supply. If a grower’s goal is to improve fertilizer efficiency while growing more with less – they shouldn’t overlook the power of MicroSolutions micronutrients.”

Additionally, RoMax7 with RGS is useful for zinc deficient soils, one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies. Zinc ammine acetate products like RGS have been proven in field trials – on millions of acres – to increase root mass and improve yields. RGS can stimulate vigorous root growth, help intercept more nutrients and can stimulate deeper root growth to access more subsoil moisture and penetrate compacted soils. For more information, contact Sarah Sanem Bradshaw at 712-279-1936, visit online at or www.

The future of farming is coming to the 48th National Farm Machinery Show February 13-16, as the nation’s largest indoor farm show returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center. Start the year with row after row of quality products and services, hands-on demonstrations of the latest technological advancements, and a variety of free seminars. (And don't forget to visit the Farm And Livestock Directory's booth!) A 4

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New Work Gloves Made with 3M™ Gripping Material Take Hold in Most Situations Two-Part System Provides up to a 270 Percent Improvement in Friction 3M announced recently the introduction of Work Gloves made with 3M™ Gripping Material that deliver greater productivity and performance with less effort. Work Gloves made with 3M™ Gripping Material can provide up to a 270 percent improvement in friction when used as a two-part system and are ideal for anyone — from farm and construction workers, to weekend warriors — who need a better grip especially in wet or oily conditions. Comprised of thousands of micro fingers, the 3M™ Gripping Material, which is incorporated into the work gloves, enhances traction and hold on many tools and pieces of equipment. This means, reduced slippage, fewer dropped tools and improved productivity with less fatigue. The Work Gloves can be used alone, or as a two-part system, which mates the gloves with tools or piece of equipment wrapped with 3M™ Gripping Material tape. The two-part system significantly improves friction over traditional leather gloves and wraps. In addition, the Work Gloves are resistant to abrasion and punctures so they stand up to the demands of the factory and in the field. “Not being able to properly grip tools because of wet or oily conditions can be frustrating,” said Tanya Richert, global marketing development manager, 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division. “Whether you are hand-tightening an oil filter in your garage, shifting levers or cutting tree limbs in your backyard, grip performance is always a concern. Work Gloves made with 3M™ Gripping Material bring science and better grip performance to any job by allowing the users the ability to grip lighter, not tighter.” In a 3M-sponsored study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that using 3M™ Gripping Material under dry conditions reduced required grip force by an average of 24 percent. Using 3M™ Gripping Material for twisting tasks, oil-saturated surfaces reduced the average grip force needed by 56 percent. 3M™ Gripping Material is available for a wide-range of applications. In addition to work gloves and tape, golf gloves and batting gloves are also available for situations where a strong grip offers a performance advantage. To purchase Work Gloves made with 3M™ Gripping Material, visit

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«What's New Zetor Re-Launches Major Series of Utility Tractors in North America Zetor North America, Inc. recently announced the re-launch of its Major Series of value-priced utility tractors in the U.S. and Canada. Initially, the new Major will be available in an 80-horsepower, four-wheel-drive cab version, with 60 horsepower, 70-horsepower, two-wheel drive and cabriolet (open station) models to be added later. “From 1960 to 2006, the Major line of tractors from Zetor set the standard for rugged, reliable and affordable utility tractors worldwide,” noted Gary Bogart, general manager of Zetor North America. “Our new Major models build on that tradition with simplicity of design, unsurpassed reliability, outstanding fuel economy and minimal maintenance requirements.” Along with its heavy-duty frame, the Major features a rugged, reliable and easy-to-service 4-cylinder Zetor engine free from the complex electronics and computer controls of other tractors in its class. In addition, the Major’s engine offers a torque rise of more than 35%, reducing the need for frequent downshifting. Adding to its ease of operation is the Major’s 12-speed forward/12-speed reverse synchro-shuttle gearbox and userfriendly hydraulic system. With a lift capacity of more than 5,500 pounds, the Major ranks as one of the most powerful tractors in its class. According to Bogart, the Major’s roomy cabin combines convenience and comfort with ergonomically designed controls, excellent all-around visibility and optional air conditioning. And, like all Zetor tractors, the Major is backed by a limited 5-year power train warranty. “The new Major 80 is the first of several new product introductions slated by Zetor over the next 18 months,” added Bogart. “Together, these new tractors will give our dealers in North America a broader product line to meet the specific needs of today’s value-conscious professional farmers.

No more prop sticks to hold up the hood. These tractors feature suspension support spring shocks for ease in raising the hood.

These tractors also have several user friendly features: •

Easy access to pumps and hoses.

Bracket installed for easy access to the radiator screen for cleaning.

The control valve is repositioned to the upper side of the fender.

Gear lever has been shorten to make operator’s platform more accessible

Parking brake is moved to the side of the seat.

True to form, Branson has kept its tradition of keeping the sheet metal steel, adding valuable weight to the tractor for maximum productivity. Visit for more information.

2013 Axial-Flow Combine Cab Gets a Facelift in 2013 Updated cab will be available on all six models of Axial-Flow combines Operators are going to like this new cab – it has more legroom and even foot pegs to rest your legs in different positions during the day. The new control layout has a nice feel to it, along with the new propulsion handle controls. All the headliner controls and the radio have been regrouped on the right-hand side. This leaves room on the left-hand headliner side for a cooling/warming compartment (so when the air conditioner is running, cold air can enter the compartment and cool your drinks!).

The hood/bonnet has a design with an attractive front with rounded headlights

The hood latch is conveniently located in the front center.

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The new mobile applications are smartphone versions of My Shed™ and My Yard™—powerful fleet management tools that allow equipment owners to manage, organize and store equipment data online. The new mobile apps allow users to look up parts and create pick lists for their specific equipment models that they can submit directly to their local equipment dealer – from any smartphone. In addition, they can stay connected with their local equipment dealer with the application’s easy-to-use call button and email features. The new smartphone applications make it easy to:

Branson Tractors Is Proud To Introduce Their 20 Series Cab Models

For comfort while operating your tractor, purchase a Branson Tractor with a cab. The 4520C and 5220C tractors are designed with a modern look.

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CNH Parts & Service announced new smartphone applications that make it easy for farm and construction equipment customers throughout North America to find and order the CNH Original Parts they need, anywhere or any time.


These cabs provide shelter from all weather conditions. Whether it be cold and snow, wind and rain or relief from heat and humidity, these cabs make using these tractors comfortable.

ECCO’s Stick-A-LED™ warning lights are compact, high intensity auxiliary LEDs designed to provide a powerful warning signal with fast and easy installation. The StickA-LED™ requires only a single (wiring) hole and simple two wire connection to install, no fasteners are needed. The self-adhesive, peel and stick backing allows placement on any flat surface. Available in three shapes; Oval (3 LEDs), Triangle (3 LEDs) and Rectangle (6 LEDs), each model features a tough polycarbonate base and lens with integrated optics that provide enhanced light dispersion.

CNH Parts & Service Introduces New Smartphone Applications


To learn more about the new Major 80 or to find a Zetor dealer near you, visit or call 877-GO-ZETOR.

The 20 Cab series tractor takes the R series heavyweight design and adds a hard cab for the operator’s convenience. The cab is fully enclosed with heat and air conditioning.

ECCO’s New Stick-A-LED™ Compact Self-Adhesive Warning Lights

Access assembly diagrams and part numbers

Quickly find parts for specific machines

Create parts lists

Send parts lists and images directly to their dealer

Rapidly connect with their dealer using the call or email features

Stay productive by ordering the parts they need remotely and on the go

“We’re excited to introduce these great new mobile applications that make it easy for our customers to keep their equipment in peak working order,” notes Scott Harris, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CNH Parts & Service in North America.

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The luxury cab, which has a lot of nice storage space

A portable refrigerator

Seats available with cloth or leather, including a semiactive leather seat. You can also opt for a number of “in-cab” residue-control functions

Folding unload augers and a pivoting unload spout, which are options on the “230” Series

With one of the largest and quietest cabs among the foremost combine manufacturers, the Axial-Flow combine cab gives you industry-leading glass and unsurpassed sight lines so you can keep an eye on the entire header. With its ergonomic and intuitive design, you get maximized comfort and productivity.

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Dear Michael: We are approaching the end of the year and wonder if there are any things we should be doing prior to the end of the year. Should we be delaying income now or taking it for this year? Should we be making gifts of some sort to take advantage of the five million dollar gift exclusion? Anything else you can think of? – End of the Year Dear End: Well, if we believed everything we have heard over the past year, we would have spent all of our money before the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21st. No sense in worrying about what the government is going to do if the world is going to come to an end. If you decide to spend it all before then, you might be just as well off than waiting to see what Congress comes up for you. Seriously, I have never been so busy in my entire career as I have been the past few weeks answering phone calls regarding gifting, income taxes, meeting with clients CPA's, attorney's and adding my two cents to the mix. Every phone call takes twenty minutes and every meeting takes an hour or more. From what I've picked up on sitting in on all these meetings is that it seems to be the consensus that if you don't have ten million dollars to give away and another ten million dollars to live on, it doesn't make a lot of sense to make gifts that may or may not exceed the future Unified Credit.


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Of course, not knowing what that Unified Gift and Estate Tax Unified Credit is going to be in the future – say the next two to four years – it's a little hard to tell people what would make a good tax savings gift before the end of 2012. If you give away three and a half million dollars in assets today and the tax credit is three and a half million dollars next year and/or for years to come, you're going to be mad you gave up control over that amount of assets only to have the same net result by holding the assets. Certain assets are good to give away even under these circumstances, though. If you have assets you can virtually guarantee will be worth much, much more in the next few years, they make a great gift. Such things might be developing mineral acres, land which might or may be commercially developed from it's current farm/ranch status, or any other assets that have a huge appreciable upside to them. Bad things to give away would be anything that would be worth the same or even lose value in the future. I'd had many people ask me about gifting machinery. It's not a smart idea to give up a portion of your Unified Credit today for something that's going to be worth a lot less in the future. Your first year CPA will tell you that! Machinery, buildings, livestock, grain are all assets that are likely going to be worth less – or gradually disappear – in the future, so don't use a one-time gift using up your lifetime credit on transitory assets. The other things I've been picking up in these endless meetings is that many CPA's are telling their clients if their future income is going to be roughly the same as it is in 2012 and is

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With everything up in the air, it's been more than a little frustrating trying to give people direction, help and perhaps a little solace in this situation when you're not even sure what the situation is. It's a little bit like guiding people out of a sinking ship – while you, yourself, are blindfolded! Here's my sense of the situation coming. One, things are going to be either a little or a lot more expensive for those people who earn an above average income. There's going to be higher costs for things like health insurance, income taxes, and many other things none of us can even dream of right now. Those of you who have accumulated property over lifetimes will have to spend more money on planning and/or for protection of your estate for the time being. In other words, there's a hurricane headed towards shore and you're not going to get out of the scope of its path. Rather than run and hide, we need to face up and take it head on. So, you might as well get ready and do the things necessary to protect your property for the time this particular hurricane takes (likely four to five years). You'll likely need to accept the fact there will be very few 'magic bullets' to get you out of the situation other than your own efforts to protect your own property. Thank goodness we all come from a background where things weren't always easy, things weren't handed to us, and we know how to buckle down, button down, and do what we need to do without (too much) whining or complaining. For the time being, folks, it just is what it is and we'll just need to ride this out. Like every other era in the USA, this era, too, shall pass. ________________________________________ Do you have questions about estate planning? Need to know more about how you can "Keep the Family Farm in the Family"? Email questions to Michael Baron at or call him at 800-373-4078.

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Lack of professional behavioral healthcare providers contributes to the problem of limited access for rural residents. Data (available at and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health) used to calculate health professional shortage areas indicate the number of psychiatrists and psychologists per 100,000 residents in rural areas is half that of these same providers in urban and suburban areas. Recent surveys, such as the annual National Health Interview Survey, consistently indicate rural residents also tend to be older, poorer, lesser educated and to have more transportation difficulties than their urban counterparts. Rural residents are more likely to lack health insurance. Writing for the Daily Yonder (, Bill Bishop reported rural and exurban counties (regions lying beyond the suburbs of a city) had higher percentages of residents under age 65 without health insurance than counties with cities or suburbs. The counties with the most uninsured were in the intermountain region of the West and in the South. Thirty-two of the fifty rural and exurban counties with the largest percentages of uninsured persons were in Texas. In 2003 I collected information about insurance costs for farm people, as a subsection of rural residents. Farm and ranch owners were more likely to have health insurance than workers on farms. The deductible amounts and the premiums paid by the owners were higher than for people not engaged in agriculture. Are there solutions? The recently passed Affordable Care Act (ACA) addresses the lack of healthcare insurance. As written currently, it is estimated the ACA will reduce the number of uninsured people by half.

The ACA also offers tax credits to small businesses, such as most farm operations, to make insurance more affordable for their employees. Unless the ACA is significantly “tweaked,” the Congressional Budget Office estimates 30 million residents will still lack healthcare insurance a decade after its full implementation. Besides extending insurance coverage, the “tweaking” that needs to be done should include reducing excessive costs for drugs and certain procedures, limiting malpractice awards, and establishing a single claims processor, among other things, in order to approach “budget neutral.” There is also a need to address the persistent stigma that seeking behavioral healthcare assistance is a sign of weakness. Farm and rural people especially tend to be self reliant and avoid seeking behavioral health services even when needed. Improving education about behavioral health in rural areas is essential. We should look at our behavior as something we can manage. Even using the term “behavioral health” is more acceptable to most people than “mental health.”

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The Origin of Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Described by John like us, but was without sin. To die on the cross is a perfect sacrifice for our sins. He was the real light that shined in this sinful and damned world. If we believe in this light, we become sons of God, and are saved. Jesus was a Jew, and the Jews, His own, would not have him hanged on the cross.

Since we are still close to the Christmas Season, I thought it would be nice to see how John described the origin of Jesus Christ our Savior. John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will1of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And2 the Word was made flesh, 1 among us, (and we beheld his and dwelt 2 glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 3

St. John spoke of the beginning of the world of Jesus Christ, as the 3rd3person of God. He helped create the world in 6 days, and rested about 6,000 years ago. Then a little less than 4,000 years later, John the Baptist was sent to be a forerunner of Christ, to prepare the world for Jesus. Just about 2,000 years ago, Jesus – the Word – became flesh just

You see, either you believe the reality of the Bible being 100% truth, and use it as the moral truth in our lives; or you will have to make it up, which I do think many want to do now, called relative truth. You can’t really go wrong once you believe in Jesus as your Savior. That will bring love into your heart, and the will to want to do good for others, and the joy knowing you will someday go to Heaven. The other road is whatever you want to make it up to be, which would be living your life not being a son of God, no faith.

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Is Selfishness The Solution To Our Country's Problems? We've got problems. Our economy has stagnated; unemployment is high; we have an almost inconceivable amount of national debt; and our elected officials are fighting among themselves. What we need are some good solutions. What's to blame for this mess? In a country that is so politically divided, surprisingly you'll often get the same answer in Beverly Hills that you'll get in Biloxi, Miss.: selfishness. Wall Street greed. Selfish homeowners stripping their homes of equity. The fat cat one percent exploiting the 99 percent. Excessive executive compensation. Whether you're red or blue, black, white, brown or something in between, we can all agree that the root cause of our problems is selfishness. Or can we? What if I suggested that selfishness is not only not to blame for our problems, but that selfishness can actually solve our problems? Ridiculous? Maybe not. A powerful new book from Yaron Brook and Don Watkins titled "Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government," argues that "Economic freedom can flourish only in an America that celebrates selfishness – the individual's pursuit of his rational, long-term self-interest – as a virtue." Did you catch that? Celebrate selfishness as a virtue. As someone who has written that "greed is good" and who has espoused the ideas of self-interest on John Stossel's TV show, I wholeheartedly agree. The authors argue that our current economic dystopia is not the result of selfishness, but the result of the attack on the virtue of selfishness. This attack on the pursuit of happiness is an assault on capitalism itself and leads to an ever increasing government state that restricts our individual and economic freedoms. So why does selfishness get such a bad rap, and why does it always lead to more regulations and a larger government? Brook and Watkins lay out two reasons: The argument from greed and the argument from need. Selfishness is bad, according to the argument from greed, because those who are selfish are inherently destructive and their evil ways need to be reigned in by government. In other words, we need more and more regulations to temper the actions of the greedy business people who only care about profits. More regulations mean more restrictions on our economic freedoms. The argument from need is equally common. Just last week, one of the stories that the media has jumped on is the New York City police officer who gave a barefoot homeless man a pair of boots. One man's kindness and generosity to provide for another has sparked a national interest that we, collectively as a nation, should be doing more to help the homeless. "Wherever there is someone in need," writes Brook and Watkins, "we think something must be done." Since the story of the homeless man broke, it was discovered that he has chosen to live on the streets of New York City. CBS reports that he has had an apartment and that he receives support from veterans' benefits, federal Section 8 assistance and Social Security. Paraphrasing Creedence Clearwater Revival, "How much more should we give? [Politicians] only answer more! More! More!" This desire to always do more and more and more creates an even larger entitlement state – what the authors define as "Programs that redistribute wealth in the name of guaranteeing important needs." So large, in fact, that over 60 percent of the federal budget goes to fund entitlements. The solution to create economic growth and prosperity is rational self-interest. We need to shift from attacking self-interest, the evils of the profit motive and capitalism, and instead celebrate individuals trying to better themselves without sacrificing their lives to others in the process – what Ayn Rand and the authors call altruism. Brook and Watkins sum up selfishness by quoting Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged," "I swear – by my life and my love of it – that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." If we focus less on the "we" and more on the "me," where each of us is doing what we can to create a better, fuller, richer life for ourselves, while not obstructing others doing the same, we have the necessary ingredients to reduce our bloated government and to create individual and national prosperity.

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Welcome to the New Year! A new year can be a fresh start, but that can be difficult if we are feeling overstuffed after the holidays and our storage spaces are overflowing too. There is help and hope. To cure closet chaos, learn two techniques the pros use. All closet systems manufacturers and professional organizers incorporate these ideas: First, they use every square inch of storage space in closets-taking advantage of spaces overlooked by the rest of us. Second, they make sure stored items are easy to reach and accessible to everyone who needs them (a critical concern unless you like maintaining all the closets in your home or office all by yourself).

this elaborate technique "the pressure fit maneuver."

To maximize closet space, put extra shelving in closets to use the current dead space above existing closet shelves but below the closet ceiling. Add an extra shelf in every closet for excellent tertiary (infrequently accessed) storage space throughout the home in every closet. Next, use the forgotten middle space between the bottom of shirts on hangers and the floor in the bedroom, entryway, and other wardrobe closets. Do this by stacking storage boxes from the floor up through this “middle” storage space that is often just empty air space. Use hooks inside closets and hang things on the insides of closet doors. Any way to turn empty air space into functional storage is acceptable. Finally, go all the way to the floor with divided compartment storage containers such as divided shoeboxes or other stackable storage containers.

New rule: I limited each member of the family to two in-season coats in this closet at a time (Okay, I cheated-there are a couple of raincoats in there too). I also got rid of a lot of other things in the closet that didn't belong there.

I recently watched some closet pros demonstrate their systems. They showed how to create double hanging and how to maximize shelf and drawer storage space inside a closet. One system was also adjustable. Adjustability is important because storage needs change over time. Children’s clothes get wider and longer as they grow. Adults change their minds about what they want to store as new hobbies, businesses, or clothing habits come into their lives, or, as rooms are repurposed, the closets in them need to be able to store different categories of stuff than previously. There are professional closet systems, do-it-yourself kits from home supply stores, and stackable laminated wood boxes from retail stores that carry household products. Many of these products are available online. And, of course, you can make your own by stacking up large plastic milk crates or heavy-duty cardboard boxes, and adding your own extra rods or shelving.


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For me, it was important to make storage areas functional for everyone in my household. A good example was my small entryway closet. Remember a television series called The Odd Couple? As the family organizer, I was an untidy Oscar pretending to be a very tidy Felix. I was motivated enough to try to jam a heavy Minnesota winter coat onto a flimsy metal dry cleaner style hanger and wedge it into the over-crowded tiny closet. I pushed the other coats to each side, quickly hung up my coat, and let the other coats slip back into place before my coat slid onto the floor--I called

I was motivated enough to go through that process several times every day, but would the other people in my family put themselves through this? My spouse wasn't going bother with it. I didn’t blame him. He would throw his coat on a chair or couch, explaining that he would be going out again in a few hours (or days). As for my children? Well, they couldn’t even reach the coat rod, much less perform the "pressure fit maneuver.”

Solution: New rules, good equipment, and better habits

Good equipment: I bought decent heavy-duty hangers that could handle the weight of heavy coats instead of trying to get by with flimsy, though frugal, metal dry cleaner hangers. Finally, I installed some hooks on a horizontal board that was secured to the solid edges of the inside of the hollow core closet door at kid-height. Now I had a small coat closet that was accessible and functional for everyone in my family. I even had a few decent hangers and a small amount of space for company coats!

Better habits: It took a couple of weeks to train my young children to use the new improved system. They learned to fling open the closet door and throw their jacket hoods over the hooks reachable to them. My spouse turned out to be thrilled enough by the heavy-duty hangers and uncluttered space to help me out too. Why do I believe in curing closet chaos? Am I digging through the box in the back of a closet to find my authentic self, to move on from the past, or to simply make functional storage space for all family members? Whatever the motivation, curing closet chaos frees up time and space in our lives for what is important, and now we can usually open our closets when company comes. By applying these professional organizer concepts of designing the space to fit your life and closets, and creating new rules and habits using better equipment, you will too!

Barbara Tako is a clutter clearing motivational speaker and author of "Clutter Clearing Choices: Clear Clutter, Organize Your Home, & Reclaim Your Life" (O Books, 2010), a seasonally organized book of clutter clearing tips that readers can pick and choose from to fit their personal style and needs. Sign up for her free monthly clutter clearing tips newsletter at

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Why Should We Thank the National Farmers Organization? As we look forward to a new year of continued prosperity in the agriculture sector despite the outcome of the current political arena, let us pause to reflect upon the organization that is most responsible for the current status of the American farmer. It's unfortunate that the NFO never stood to see the day that the fruit of their labors produced such a bountiful harvest. The American farmer is better off today than at any time in history; all of which is due to the unheralded effort of the National Farmers Organization. After years of blood, sweat, and tears, there is no doubt in my mind as to who should be given the credit. Who else could have possibly sacrificed as much for so little; only to see the next generation of farmers living on easy street? Farmers today are subsidized, compensated, and prioritized at a guaranteed level of income far beyond that of most any other similar government supported entity. Just the food stamp program alone is a guaranteed of yet better days to come, but add to that disaster payments, land conservation payments, and you have the foundation of the most successful business in the nation. Farming is now the envy of energy, manufacturing, and international trading. Food is now the gold standard of the world! Farming has moved from that of high risk, labor intense, and low income to that of wealth, prestige and security. It was the NFO that pushed the envelope and brought it to this new high level of enviable decorum. It was the NFO that introduced the philosophy of "risk management" that went on to become the primary marketing tool of all successful farm market planning. Today it is the primary gauge of all agricultural financing, and is considered the benchmark for determining all management decisions. That's not a bad eulogy for an organization that is now dead, but it represents only a small cog in the wheel that drove this organization. Cost of production plus a reasonable profit wasn't too much to ask for furnishing a guaranteed supply of raw material for an industry that fed the nation. Without a constant supply of livestock, the meat packing industry would he pretty vulnerable. Though some have integrated, none are self-sufficient. And if it hadn't been for the NFO that supply

would still be in question. It was the NFO that exerted enough pressure, made enough noise, and drafted enough marketing plans to get the attention of Washington. Their demands were introduced into a farm bill that addressed the inequities of pricing commodities. Value finally became a consideration in determining parity and fairness for all parties involved. No longer was it just he with the biggest stick that made a profit.

were destroyed, and even blood was shed just for you! Winning the battle didn't put much in their pocket, but it filled every com crib and locker plant in the country, so that you could enjoy the fruits of their battle.

suffer. They suffered, that you might enjoy the fruits of their labor. Please remember this when you put your next livestock marketing plan together and contract at a price that will guarantee you a profit.

Don't take this for granted! Collective bargaining is the cornerstone of every piece of agricultural legislation that is introduced in Washington. The NFO has left its mark on agriculture forever, and will be remembered for making the sacrifices so that you will never have to

A tarnished NFO image needs to be shined-up, so with this message going to every corner of the country, I hope that a legend of this magnitude will not continue to go unnoticed and unappreciated.

Before the NFO, agricultural policy was nothing more than making sure America had cheap food, regardless of the consequences of the American farmer. Occasionally, there was limited emergency relief offered as a token of appreciation. But, here again, it was more about keeping the food pipeline full than it was about the farmers bottom line. A good example was that of the dairy "buy-out" program that did nothing more than cull the herd of non-productive units. The House Agriculture committee has always been more concerned about feeding the poor than it was about the poor farmer. As long as farmers were willing to value a way of life higher than a complete return on investment, Washington was willing to take it all in strides. It wasn't until the NFO put out the battle cry that enough is enough – and the farmer's plight was to be taken serious. As he stood there all alone with nothing more than the American flag as his backdrop, and his pride, honor and faith as his source of strength, he joined forces with his neighbor to stand up and fight for everything he believed. It was undeniably the greatest show of strength to ever come forth in our entire industrialized world. It was a measurable battle that benefited every farmer in America. If you're a successful farmer, there is a good chance that you owe a debt of gratitude for those that gave up everything for you! Farms were lost, neighborhoods

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A Ride Down Memory Lane How I Saw the Plight of the 1960's Era American Farmer I entered the livestock marketing scene at approximately the same time the National Farmers Organization did. It was the early 60's, and hogs were selling in the $15.00 to $18.00/cwt. range, so it was clearly a time of unrest and desperation for hog farmers. It was a time when just a nickel per hundred weigh would make or break a deal, and the producers didn't have much skin in the game. The packer was definitely in the driver's seat, so is it any wonder that hog producers were up in arms and willing to try most anything to bring some parity to the marketing game? Thus was born the concept of collective bargaining — where hog producers would pool their production and bargain for better prices. The first such movement was done in the heartland of Iowa, right on the door step of Oscar Mayer & Co. Obviously, their actions were stirring up a lot of interest by my then employer. So, as one of my first official duties, they sent me to spy on this activity that was perceived to be an unscrupulous plan to overthrow the meat packing industry. They sent me as an undercover agent to report back numbers, names, and market destinations. After all, who would betray their market loyalty? And what packer

would participate in such a belligerent act of betrayal – almost comparable to that of treason? The lines in the sand had been drawn, and would never be tolerated by Oscar Mayer or any other reputable company – an attitude that was pervasive throughout the industry. But catch a packer short of making his kill, and their unbending principals can always be compromised. So it was, as the NFO began to make some inroads searching out a packer that was vulnerable. However, their uncompromising demands were never acceptable to the main stream major packers. Though the NFO was never successful in establishing themselves as a major player in the marketing arena, they did raise the level of producer influence in the marketplace – the irony of which established my destiny in livestock marketing involvement. Since leaving the inner circle of the meat packing industry, I've dedicated my life to the representation of the livestock producer. I credit this first encounter with the NFO as the premise of opening my eyes to the plight of the American farmer. And I will be forever grateful I had the opportunity of serving this segment of the livestock marketing industry.

YOUR VOICE IN THE MARKETING PLACE OF YOUR CHOICE Ken E. Knight is the author of the “Knightro Report”, a nationally syndicated livestock-marketing column, which is featured in this publication on a regular basis. Mr. Knight is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a major BS Degree in Meat and Animal Science and a minor in Communications. In addition to being a professional auctioneer, public speaker and livestock judge, he brings many years of corporate level meat and livestock market management and expertise to the industry for which he now serves as an independent voice of shared knowledge and experience. For more in-depth information regarding the topics that have been touched upon in this report, Knightro conducts livestock marketing seminars on a regular basis. To schedule a seminar, auction, judging, or speaking engagement, please contact Ken Knight, Knightro, 136 Hillridge Ct., Prescott, WI  54021, phone 715-262-8480, fax 715-262-8480, e-mail; or contact the Farm & Livestock Directory, P.O. Box 998, Fort Dodge, IA 50501; email

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True Love, Country Style | continued from page A2 "After looking through the site, the people seemed to be more down to earth, more real," Tracey says. She took dad's advice and set up a profile on FarmersOnly. com as "MsHappy." She started cautiously, only doing anonymous searches on the site. Within just a few weeks, she received a "flirt" from "Cavalier," Bill Dunn of Franklin, Ind. Their similar profile names were the first indication of a possible match. Bill, 47, lived only 70 miles away from Tracy's hometown. He had recently divorced after 24 years of marriage and had been raised on a farm.

weeks, talking about their families, their kids, their jobs, and their values. They arranged a dinner date in early March. It turned out Bill's sister works across the street from Tracey, a connection that made their meeting more comfortable. "It wasn't love at first sight, for either of us," says Tracey. Instead, Tracey was so nervous that she could hardly speak. "I just kept saying the same things over and over, talking about anything." Bill was driving to the restaurant and Tracey was navigating.

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always having to give directions to men and we laughed and the conversation seemed a little easier after that." Tracey says the date was nice, but she didn't leave thinking she had found her match. "I had planned to keep looking and keep my options open since I was still new to dating again. However, we kept talking online, texting and talking by phone and it led to another date and another. We had fun no matter what we we were doing," says Tracey. "We just fell in love over time."

In May of 2010, they introduced each other to their parents. In June, they met each other's grown kids. Everything changed on Oct. 10, 2010, the day Bill proposed. Bill arranged a dinner with her parents and children at Tracey's house. One daughter was out of Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Tracey Dunn.

state, so Bill called and put her on speaker phone so she could listen in. "Then, he just walked up to me bent down and opened a ring box and said 'Tracey, will you marry me?' I was shocked, and said, 'Can I think about it?' Everyone laughed and then I said, 'Yes!' " Cavalier and MsHappy became Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Tracey Dunn on Jan. 15, 2011. They married in Bill's home church. "I love him more today than I did the day I married him," Tracey says. "I realized I met the love of my life on"


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Hoover Diesel Service LLC has the expertise and sources to provide complete power unit packages for the stationary non-road market Gehman Bros. of Terre Hill, Pa, was a lawnmower shop as well as a Petter Diesel dealer. Melvin Hoover joined Gehman Bros in 1973 to work in their diesel division and in 1974 bought the Petter Diesel aspect of the company and renamed the company Hoover Diesel Service. Two years later, in 1976, the business was moved to a larger facility for a higher parts stock and more engine storage space. Distributorship of the Lombardini Diesels was taken on at the same time.

fers a simple solution. It is a thin, flexible, silicone/fiberglass heating pad that easily wraps around the metal filterhousing to maintain full contact and evenly transmit heat quickly. It converts the metal filterhousing into the heating element, acting an electric blanket for the fuel filterhousing.

you need a backup power source for when the power goes out, or a mobile unit for on the job site, we have something to fill your needs.

Power Units Hoover Diesel GeneratorsHoover Diesel Service offers a variety of diesel power units, built specifically to fit your needs. We can custom build a power unit to include a skid, clutch, muffler, or fuel tank. We have new and rebuilt units available.

When it is time to change the filter element, the Universal Fuel Filter Preheater™ is easily released for transfer to the new filterhousing. The 4”x7” Preheater draws 85 watts and is available in several voltages. See our website’s Maintenance section for further technical specifications. E-Tip, Inc. also carries the 120v “Peel & Stick” Universal Preheater™ to warm fuel tanks overnight. No cutting or welding, just clean mounting area on fuel tank, peel and stick it on.

These scales come with a one-year replacement warranty.

Call us today to see what we can build for you! For more information on products contact: Hoover Diesel Service LLC at 717-3543322 (New Holland) or 717-786-8839 (Quarryville).

To help prevent diesel/biodiesel fuel gelling in cold weather, E-Tip, Inc. introduces the Universal Fuel Filter Preheater™ that mounts easily to the engine fuel filter. It is just one in an extensive line of products for cold weather starting, security, safety and maintenance.

Hoover Diesel Service has a large selection of generators in stock, both the double bearing belt driven style and the single bearing SAE housing mount. We also stock parts to keep your unit operating and provide field service to repair or maintain your generator. Give us a call to find the best generator to fit your application.

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Why spend thousands of dollars for scales when you need to only spend $300 - $500 and have immediate weights. These scales consist of special designed instruments that tie into the hydraulic line that raises the loader. They may be mounted at the point of the tee connection or at the operator’s platform.

It’s a quality-constructed, maintenancefree unit that is weather and corrosion resistant.

Gelled Diesel Fuel Filter

Stop filter fuel gelling in cold weather


Know how many tons you are moving — Weigh-All Field Scale is the answer to all your weighing needs

These loader scales are economical and maintenance-free for most all hydraulic loader applications, such as; hay handling, silage handling, TMR rations, pallet jacks, refuse handling, turf and landscape industry, etc. Accuracy from +/- 10 lbs. in ranges of 0 - 3,000 lbs.

In 1985, the Lister company and the Petter Diesel company merged, giving us access to the Lister-Petter line of diesels. With the added capacity of selling both Lombardini and Lister-Petter engines, and after several additional employees, it was decided to build a 9,000 square foot structure in 1986. It included a dedicated engine rebuilding department, larger parts department, and a road service bay. In 1992 we were introduced to the Iveco Industrial dealership, which gave us access to an excellent line of diesels. 2005 brought on two more dealerships, as we added John Deere and Yanmar to our collection. With our ever increasing stock of parts, along with the generator sales, our facility gradually filled up. In 2011 we opened our brand new 31,000 square foot building.

Contact E-Tip, Inc. at 800-530-5064, email, or visit www.etipinc. com for more information.

Cold conditions often affect fuel flow during start-up and in daily operations. When it is cold enough to cause fuel gelling, over-the-road trucks, heavy machinery, automobiles, generators and other equipment that must operate in low temperatures can become disabled. The gelling plugs the filter, preventing fuel passage. The only solutions are to replace the filter or warm up the fuel until it flows again, requiring towing the equipment to an inside location or bringing a heater to the equipment site. The Universal Fuel Filter Preheater™ of-

For more information contact Weigh-All, Inc., P.O. bo 1658, Ft. Gibson, OK 74434 or call 918-478-4290.

Fuel Filter Preheater

Include both the “Peel & Stick” Universal Preheater™ for engines, hydraulic systems, transmissions, gear boxes, etc. and the Universal Filter Preheater™ in your cold weather package and be assured that you have selected a more effective and complete solution to cold weather-related problems. The Universal Fuel Filter Preheater™ carries a three-year materials and workmanship warranty. A standard 12v Pre-heater is priced at $138.

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New wire fence stapling system designed for farmers and professional fencers Available for the first time in North America, Wire Fence Stapler introduces the Stockade 400 wire fence stapling system designed specifically with the professional fencer, farmer, and rancher in mind. This new stapling system developed by Paslode New Zealand will save time and money. Simply load a rack of 2-inch or 1-3/4 inch galvanized barbed staples into the Stockade 400 and begin single or multi-wire fence construction. With a ground-breaking pneumatic (125 psi) fencing tool and hot dipped galvanized barbed fence staples designed to perform in all weather conditions, Paslode has just made a tough job a whole lot easier! The revolutionary Stockade 400 pneumatic stapler is light weight (8.2 lbs), tough, and has enough power to drive staples into even the hardest fence posts. Loaded with depth adjustment features the 400 wire fence stapler is designed for any fencing job, saving up to 70% of the time currently taken to hand hammer fence staples. That time saving is money in your back pocket.

The AgriDry Bullseye Controller is available in a weatherproof, self-contained unit with a large, easy-to-read display screen and a radio button to set up and view the operating parameters for your application. It mounts on the outside of the grain bin, arrives ready to hook up, and is simple enough for you or your electrician to install. The Bullseye Controller is a simple, singleboard system and if it requires servicing, you can simply unplug the connections and ship it back to us.

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If not, then you are missing out on a very high quality, great looking trailer At D&K Trailers we strive to build the highest quality and largest variety of trailers available all across the country. Our custom capability with all the new innovations available today enable us to build to your specifications. An example is our rear gravity flow trailers that you can pull with a pickup truck or with pintle hitch in pup style for additional bushel capacity behind a straight truck. By adding augers and power units to any of our available models you can have a seed delivery or bulk feed delivery in the same unit. With the auger option you can use one grain trailer for many year-around uses. D&K Trailers has available models for all industries, car haulers, fork lifts, scissor lifts, skid steer, back hoes, trenchers as well as a very extensive line of dump trailers from the mini 8' on up through 18' models.

The Bullseye Controller operates in several different modes and is also available without a display screen or radio button, requiring a PC computer to monitor the operation and change the parameters. The controller can be monitored locally with a laptop computer at the bin or by remote control by running data cable to your office, scale house, electrical room, or your home and connecting to your desktop computer.

Contact your distributor, Wire Fence Stapler at

Have you seen a trailer made by D&K Trailer?

Multiple Bullseye Controllers can be networked together using wireless radio modems and data cable allowing them all to be monitored from one spot up to 20 miles away.

Our hottest selling and newest model is the combo dump trailer featuring a front platform and a rear dump box trailer, that is great for landscapers, lawn service and construction. Being able to have a trailer that will do the work of two will save money on trips and time. A few other featured models include extendable pole trailer, cargo trailers, stock trailers and wide variety of utility and tilt deck trailers. We can give you an option of hot dip galvanizing on many of our models. Galvanizing is an excellent, durable coating that will last a lifetime.

It is a two-step process. First, put the grain in the bin correctly with an AgriDry Grain Spreader. Second, run your aeration system correctly with a Bullseye Controller.

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The steel cables keep the rubber from stretching and buckling caused by constant livestock traffic and skid steer scraper machines. The belt stays in place and will last indefinitely compared to some newer manufactured rubber products available today. Unlike these newer products, the steel cabled rubber belting has a much greater toughness, providing a solid rubber floor that is a safe, popular alternative to concrete in the industry. Each belt is processed and prepared for a custom made fit and shipped to the farm ready for installation. Our professionally trained crew personally installs your belt to their satisfaction and yours. Some benefits of rubber belting are:

- Reduced fatigue from standing on concrete.

• Flexible and powerful data logging options

If you store and ship grain, you have a number of daily concerns: What is the right temperature for the grain for the time of the year? What is your grain temperature right now? When do you run your aeration fans to correct the grain temperature without changing the moisture of the grain? How long do you run your aeration fans? These are simple questions about grain storage that require complex answers.

This rubber belting is made by using the highest quality rubber and bonding it to steel cables which run laterally through the belt. This process produces a very unique product which provides rubber flooring for dairy and horse operations that greatly reduces concrete stress-related problems occurring in the legs and feet of cows confined to free-stall dairy facilities.

- Major reductions in foot and leg lesions and soreness.

The Bullseye Controller also offers:

Eliminate the shrink in your grain bins

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- Increases cow performance and longevity.

• Custom design templates to view the historical data of storage bin

- Cows will spend more time at feed bunk which increase DM intake resulting in more milk.

• Use your existing thermocouple type cables to graph the grain temperatures in your bins

- Fewer foot doctor appointments.

• Follow the fan operation and outside air conditions like temperature and relative humidity with tracking programs

Check us out at and envision your next trailer.

For additional information on the Bullseye Controller and how it can streamline your grain storage situation, visit the AgriDry, LLC website at You can also call for more information at 419459-4399.

Turning reclaimed materials into longlasting cow comfort Gabel Belting has perfected a method to reclaim used rubber conveyor belts from the mining industry.

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- Saves on bedding requirements in horse stalls. - Long lasting and tough – it will withstand punishment of skid loaders and alley scrapers. - Will not stretch or buckle. - 3/4” to 1” thick. - Cross groove pattern increases traction. For more information contact Gabel Belting at 716-496-6025 or visit us online at www.

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The competition: Diaphragms 1 to 3 cfm–maximum.

Unique heart formula saves countless lives

#3. American Eagle: High volume is more important than high pressure. American Eagle puts out only 8 to 9 psi but can supply up to six diffusers. The competition: Diaphragm more pressure, but can only supply a maximum of two diffusers.

Over 20 years ago Jim Strauss suffered a major heart attack and was told he would need bypass surgery or he would die. Jim was born into a family of herbalists stretching back to the 17th century. He learned these crafts during childhood, gathering medicinal herbs in the Austrian countryside with his grandmother.

plus shipping both ways. (This can take months. We know a Diaphragm customer still waiting over a year.) #7. American Eagle: Pump action is a huge 1 and 3/4” stroke some call intermittent. Most pumps are. The Eagles huge volume of air creates the most effective method of water circulation. More air, more circulation. The competition: Only 1/2” stroke, also intermittent. Less volume of air results in much less water circulation. To read fourteen more reasons to choose American Eagle, go to our website at www.

He was taught that tasting herbs could detect their medicinal value, but balance and proportion were the keys to producing formulas that were effective and immediate. Jim’s heart attack was not a fluke. He admits to having lived in the fast lane, ignoring the healthier lifestyle of his parents. He considers himself fortunate as nearly half of first time heart attacks end in death. Relying on knowledge acquired over the years, he refused the recommended surgery and instead put together an herbal formula which he immediately applied to himself with outstanding results. In 3 months, his 2” arterial blockage was cleared. Since that time, Jim has shared his formula with thousands around the world who are living testimonials to its curative powers. One of many clients recently wrote: “I would like to tell you that after three months of using Strauss Heart Drops, I am a new man. I am 86 years old, no more the tired feeling I had, my swollen feet are normal again, and my bowel is working normally. Two specialists had told me ‘we can’t help you’.” — Sincerely, Peter A. Wiebe.

See our “Compare” video on our web site ( to see why 100% of who compare ‘hands on’ buy the American Eagle.

#4. American Eagle: 8 to 9 psi will supply one diffuser 14 to 16 feet. The competition: Diaphragms will pump deeper but with very little volume of air. The deeper you pump, the less volume. #5. American Eagle: Bellow warranty, five years. The competition: Diaphragm warranty–ZERO! #6. American Eagle: 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1-year warranty with an emailed picture of the defective part–and it ships out FREE the same day. The competition: Diaphragm warranty policy states the part may need to be shipped from as far away as Canada to be evaluated– then determined if it is the customers fault. Any new part will be shipped at the customer’s expense for parts,

For more information contact Joe Mescan at American Eagle Windmills, 440-2363278; fax 440-236-5496 or email joem@ Visit online at www.

W A Johnson — a name you can know and trust Founded in 1988 W.A. Johnson Inc. is family owned and operated. We have built a reputation for quality products which have been developed and tested on the farm and in the field, giving farmers products that really work. Our products will help your combine run more efficiently and increase your productivity.

All our products are MADE IN THE USA and have a one year 100% satisfaction guarantee. Check us out at the National Farm Machinery Show, Feb 13-16 in Louisville KY South Wing A - Booth 78 & 79 Now available from W.A. Johnson Inc, the newly developed AIR FILTER BLASTER Cleans your filters better and faster with Air ride technology.

Nuera Transport: Common components, uncommon people Unless you build or repair trailers for a living, Nuera Transport (Nuera) might not be a name you are familiar with. However, for over 20 years, their parts have been going into the toughest and hardest working trailers in North America. Trailer manufacturers, dealers, and repair shops across the nation and Canada have come to rely on their impressive inventory and unmatched technical expertise and dedication to service.

-Johnson’s Grain Saver/ Rock & Dirt Guard (US Patent #6,070,041) Saves grain and helps prevent rocks and other foreign objects from entering combine. -Johnson’s Feederhouse Debris Deflector(US Patent #7,690,974) Prevents debris buildup and deflects overflow back into header. -Johnson’s SuperChop Eliminates extra passes in the field. Shreds hard to chop green stems.

Free Strauss Heart Drops information packages are available by phoning Performance Medical Plus toll-free at 877271-1312. (Not available in Iowa.)

-Johnson’s Feederhouse Hydraulic Dust Diverter Keeps cab windshield and filters cleaner, increasing visibility.

Pond aeration windmills: Why American Eagle beats the competition, reasons one through seven (out of 21) Although Nuera boasts over 10,000 parts in Inventory, it’s really their “People” that separates them from other parts supply sites. Like the gray-haired employee walking the aisles of your neighborhood hardware store, Nuera prides itself on solving problems and getting to know its customers. Visit their site, and if you don’t find the part you need or have a trailerrelated question, call their Customer Success (not service) Department at 1-877294-7343.

#1. American Eagle: the bellow is by Firestone, which can last 15 to 20 years under a heavy duty 2,000# truck. The competition: Diaphragms need replacement as early as two years. #2. American Eagle: Bellow most volume of air; 3 to 6 cfm with a 10 – 15 mph wind–even more at 15 – 27 mph wind. F E BR U ARY 20 13

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Hold and access your work more efficiently with Monsterballvise® The family of Monsterballvise® products from Semmel Enterprises, are positioning systems which allow the user to place a held object at any attitude, infinitely variable – from fully perpendicular to horizontal – and hold it firmly, rigidly and immobile in that selected position. Changing positions takes only seconds. Applications are as far ranging as the imaginations of those who use the Monsterballvise®. Numerous ergonomic and work positioning advantages allow the access of tools to work in a convenient and safe manner for assembly, welding, carving, and maintenance with any holding device mounted on the work plate. The wide range of angles and positions allows coatings to be applied to work in an even, more controllable manner. Monsterballvise® comes in three models: the adjustable floor model, the fixed height floor model, and the bench model – all made of half inch, powder coated steel. The floor models give maximum access while the bench model can be mounted on a sturdy “shelf” to create more advantageous access.

‘Smokeless’ wood burners feature an overall efficiency of over 86% It’s all about safety, high efficiency, and enhancing our environment when it comes to using a wood burning furnace. Lamppa Manufacturing has developed two remarkably clean burning furnaces – the Kuuma VaporFire 100 and 200. Both can heat an average insulated home up to 3,200 square feet, and are designed to eliminate wood smoke. By diminshing creosote and air pollution at the same time, the Kuuma VaporFire furnace is truly a ‘green’ product. Benefits of VaporFire Furnaces: • Makes wood burning safe • Environmentally and operator friendly • Burns wood up to 99% smokeless • Less than 1 gram per hour of emissions produced for less environmental harm • The burn is controlled automatically by a simple knob • Its unique 24-volt computer eliminates the guesswork involved in safely and cleanly burning wood

Lam-Ply Trusses can span up to 72 feet Used in many applications, from machinery storage to livestock facilities to horse arenas Starwood Rafters, the manufacturers of Lam-Ply trusses, is a company devoted to building high-quality trusses for large buildings. They offer many types of trusses to meet any need, including: • Pole sheds • Free stalls

• Riding arenas • Solar barns The Lam-Ply Truss can span up to 72 feet and is used in many applications, from machinery storage to livestock facilities to horse arenas. It also has been developed with a gambrel-style and a mono-slope design. Starwood Rafters: About the company

One of the world’s leading testing labs have found that the VaporFire wood furnaces burn with virtually no smoke, and with an overall efficiency of more than 86% — an efficiency unheard of for wood furnaces of any kind. The furnace also scored an incredible 99.4 in combustion efficiency.

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• Machinery storage

By positioning work properly the risk of repetitive motion injuries can be greatly reduced. The quick release of the ball and equally quick re-grip in a new position are key features of the Monsterballvise®. By making the worker more efficient and reducing injuries, the Monsterballvise® quickly pays for itself.

Monsterballvise® products are manufactured and assembled in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA by Semmel Enterprises Inc.

For more information, contact Lamppa Manufacturing at 800-358-2049 or visit Videos and financing also available.

• Pavilion shelters

The ball is molded to the stem of the work plate, and a cross piece on the stem prevents twisting of the stem in the ball. Any holding device from a simple vise to a more complex welding fixture can be mounted on the work plate. This gives the holding device all the positioning advantages of the ball vise.

See our FAQs section on our website at, or call 402730-4590 for more information.

“The Kuuma furnaces are so efficient,” says Daryl, “because of a patented design that truly gasifies the wood, ensuring the cleanest and most efficient burn possible. It gasifies the logs and burns them clean. It really does burn in a different way, using a natural draft.”

Founded in 1964 as a manufacturer of laminated arch rafters and beams, the company started out in Independence, Wisconsin as a three-man operation, with the original owners, Joseph Wozney and his two partners working nights after working their regular jobs.

New EPA guidelines, which were developed to reduce the emissions of particulates from new wood stoves, allow up to 7 grams per hour of particulates, which is a level that many wood stove manufacturers struggle to meet. However, the latest testing shows that the Kuuma furnaces are a spectacular exception, with results ranging from 1.0 to 0.45 grams of particulates per hour, depending on conditions. “There’s no furnace in the world that does what this one does,” said Daryl Lamppa.

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In the early 1970's, they developed the Lam-Ply Truss. It combines plywood, glulams, and dimensional lumber to make a truss that is stronger than a conventional web truss. This allows the builder to space them further apart to reduce erection time and labor costs. This design also limits bird nesting and improves ventilation in livestock facilities. Today, Corey Wozney and Steve Wozney, Joseph's sons, operate the company. Starwood Rafters is still in Independence, Wisconsin and now ships its products anywhere in the U.S. For more information, contact Starwood Rafters, Inc., W24141 Starwood Lane, Independence, WI 54747. Call 715-9853117, toll-free 888-525-5878, or fax 715985-5222. Email or visit online at

Barn curtain systems from FarmTek FarmTek is the world’s leading curtain manufacturer, offering an extensive selection of barn curtain, available in a variety of styles and weights ranging from 5.2 oz. to 22 oz. to meet any specific poultry, dairy or hog application needs. FarmTek also offers drop-down and rollup curtain configurations to complete your barn curtain system. 22 oz. PVC-Coated Vinyl Curtain is the highest quality barn curtain offered by FarmTek and is constructed from woven polyester coated with vinyl that can withstand a temperature range of -22°F to 158°F and is flame resistant. PolyMax Premium 6 oz. Curtain is specially formulated for broiler houses and will prevent light penetration more completely than any other poultry curtain. It is lightweight to ensure reduced stress on roller mechanisms, yet durable enough to withstand prolonged heat and cold. The black interior side of this curtain is double coated to ensure a perfect blackout environment. VinylTek 16 oz. Super Clear Curtain has a translucent effect which lets the sun shine in, providing a nourishing environment for livestock that will help promote faster weight gain and conserve energy costs.

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Extended auger life with UHMW Auger Flight Facing

Shave the Ground with UHMW Skid Plates Custom UHMW skid plates for swathers and combines. We have the largest stock of material in North America. that allows us to accomodate customers with selection and competitive pricing. Call for all your UHMW needs.

Custom Made Flexible Loading Spouts for Grain Cart Auger Spouts Spouts greatly reduce lost product due to wind.

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Feederhouse Dust Diverter

Feederhouse Debris Deflector

Increases visibility Great for daytime or nighttime use Reduces radiator clogs Keep cab windshield and filters cleaner Available for John Deere combines

Easy to install Deflects debris back into header Deflects grain tank overflow back into header Easily detaches for removing header or cleaning windows Prevents debris buildup Reduces fire hazard Available for ALL combines

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The original combine attachment that gives you a clearer view to greater profits.

Innovative Help Increase Your Products Yield & Efficiency Johnson’s Grain Saver®


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The combine attachment that helps prevent grain from falling out... and rocks from rolling in.

The chopper that leaves your field uniform and ‘no-till’ ready!

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Helps prevent rock and other foreign objects from entering combine Reduces crop waste Attaches easily JD 600 retrofit available Available for all makes of combines

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Eliminates extra passes - shorter time in field Shreds ‘hard to chop’ green stems Keeps residue from balling up on anhydrous knives Residue is more evenly distributed Installs easily

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Eastern Farm And Livestock Directory | February 2013  

Equipment news, trends and technology, to general advice and interest stories for today’s crop and livestock farmers.