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It’s safe to say you can expect the unexpected when traveling or living abroad. With GeoBlue travel medical insurance available through Farmers Union Insurance, you can take comfort knowing that you are protected. Single and multi-trip plans are available and all include crucial benefits like medical evacuation, access to a trusted provider network, direct pay for care and 24/7 support. So go ahead, try some Tako in Tokyo.

To get a quote for short- or long-term international trips, visit www.tinyurl.com/geobluefumicmag. For more information, call 1-800-366-8331 ext #143 or email info@fumic.com.

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ne of the largest hidden costs that farmers incur is transportation. This cost is typically deducted from the commodity price farmers receive at the elevator. Elevators have no choice but to pass on the cost of transporting commodities to market. Farmers also incur transportation costs when they buy inputs, because companies charge the price of the input plus transportation. The phrase, “Farming is a business that pays the freight both ways,” is a factual statement. This reality might be okay if the farmer had an avenue to pass on transportation costs. Farmers are price takers. As such, we don’t have a mechanism to say, “Pay me more as my expenses have increased.” Unlike other industries, farmers cannot pass freight charges on to anyone else. Since 1980, drastic rail industry consolidation has occurred. We have declined from 42 to four major Class I Carriers. Those four mega-carriers generate 95 percent of gross ton miles and 94 percent of revenue. So how much rail competition do we really have? According to the chart below, we have experienced a 98-percent increase in the cost of a rail car since 2001. North Dakota, like many other states, is a captive shipper. In areas where rail-to-rail competition exists, shipper grain rates

are 17 to 21 cents/1000-ton miles (similar to Canadian grain rates at 16 to 19 cents/1000-ton miles). For producers in captive shipper situations (i.e. North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, South Dakota), shipper grain rates run between 25 to 31 cents/1000-ton miles. At the same time as rates increase, we have seen a massive move by BNSF and UP to curtail or shut off markets. They have cancelled many destination rates and moved to “mileage scale rates” which generally run $1,000 to $2,000 or more in higher tariff rates. This has the effect of rerouting the direction farm commodities ship, which may be to the least profitable market. Railroads argue that government intervention is necessary to ensure they earn “adequate revenues.” At the same time, railroads argue that NO GOVERNMENT intervention is necessary to limit their monopoly power! It is time our government through the Surface Transportation Board investigates the inequities of this concentrated system. Farmers are getting paid less in real dollars each year and cannot continue to have the burden of increasing transportation costs with no mechanism to pass on the cost. It would be nice if farming could have government intervention to earn equal and adequate revenue as railroads.

COST OF SHIPPING BY RAIL

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

A great first year at Farmers Union

A week into my job as editor at North Dakota Farmers Union, I thought I had made a mistake. I didn’t have a handle on deep agriculture issues or know where to start in telling those stories. Change does not come easy, as what I knew came from my 13 years as a sportswriter. The ability to tell a story along with good photography and design wasn’t new to me — that’s what I loved. But doing it in a manner that was accurate and consistent with farmers and ranchers’ expectations was the goal I set to meet. I celebrated my one-year anniversary with NDFU on Aug. 1, and I couldn’t be happier. Into my second week, I settled in with lots of encouragement from a wonderful staff, especially my supervisor Pam Musland. Some of the changes I made were radical, and she embraced them. It sounds easy, but it’s not. It takes vision. This issue is the one-year anniversary of featuring members on our cover, which started with Sutton’s Bill Rahlf and his numerous gardens. I received many compliments from that first issue, and I think generally people enjoyed the change. Over the past year, you’ve read about issues like the Veterinary Feed Directive, succession planning and the devastating drought of 2017. You’ve learned about great community folks and their causes like Ron Halvorson sacrificing to keep a small-town cafe open, Jeanna Smaaladen’s leadership with youth, and

the Kramers and their love of co-ops and camp. But you also read about NDFU’s link to regional brands and national figures. In October of last year, we featured a story about the Stutsruds and how they raise barley specifically for Summit Brewery’s Pilsener. You learned about former Minnesota Vikings running back and NDFU member Dave Osborn — his life on the farm and his ascension to the NFL. It was perhaps my favorite story of the past year. Osborn called me afterward to tell me it was one of the most thorough and accurate stories ever done on him. And for me, the best thing is that story didn’t appear in a sports publication. You have to pick up the official magazine of North Dakota Farmers Union to read it. For all of those cover stories and the fun I’ve had in telling them, it’s not without challenges. The key going forward is finding ways to keep our members pleasantly surprised by what they see and read in the Union Farmer. I’m committed to that challenge, and I look forward to many conversations with our great members. Editor Chris Aarhus can be contacted at 701-952-0118 or caarhus@ndfu.org

GRASSROOTS HOW TO RUN FOR A COUNTY BOARD

Any current regular pay member (active or retired farmer or rancher) can run for a seat on the county board, so it’s just a matter of throwing your hat in the ring. All county board members must be elected during the annual county convention. NDFU bylaws require the following:

The president and vice president be elected to one-year terms by secret ballot at the county convention.

Members elect a board of directors that consists of at least five people elected for one year or staggered terms not to exceed three years. The president and vice president are members of the board of directors.

The secretary-treasurer may be someone other than a board member. Some county bylaws require dividing the responsibility of secretary-treasurer and some counties hire the secretary-treasurer as a paid position to help the board.

The county board of directors meet at least quarterly. The board must conduct an annual meeting and at least two membership events each fiscal year. All reports need to be sent to the state office to be counted as a meeting or an event.

These are the expectations of county board members. The state office can provide a copy of bylaws for a specific county, if requested by a member. Remember, Farmers Union is only as strong as your involvement at the county level. If you’ve got a passion for the ideals of Farmers Union and believe in the power of cooperatives and legislative action to change lives, step up and get involved.


NDFU MAKES BIG INVESTMENT State’s largest farm organization commits $500K to soybean crushing plant near Spiritwood

North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) has announced it has invested $500,000 in a soybean crushing facility and refinery to be located near Spiritwood, N.D. The facility, a North Dakota Soybean Processors’ (NDSP) project, will utilize 125,000 bushels of soybeans per day once completed. “Having a commodity processing facility like this in North Dakota is essential to helping farmers and ranchers,” said NDFU President Mark Watne. “We’ll have another avenue to market soybeans in state, and value is being added to that crop. Anytime we add value to a commodity, we

GET THE HELP YOU NEED

Options are available for those looking for emotional support during a difficult time for farmers and ranchers in North Dakota. Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Charities of North Dakota are organizations that provide counseling a number of different ways including over the phone. Charley Joyce (cjoyce@lssnd.org) or Becky Kopp-Dunham at Lutheran Social Services can be contacted at 701-4766840, while Catholic Charities can be called toll free at 1-800-450-4557. ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES • Abound counseling/family therapy: http://www.lssnd.org • Dr. Decoteau: http://decoteaupsychology.com • The Village Family Services: https://www.thevillagefamily.org • www.CatholicCharitiesND.org

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enhance farm income.” Scott Austin, general manager of Minnesota Soybean Processors which is the majority investor and managing member of the project, said the facility will have a major impact on value-added agriculture in the state. “It is great to have an organization like NDFU that represents producers from all over the state, be a part of this,” he said. “Throughout this process, NDFU has provided great support to NDSP. We are grateful and look forward to our partnership with them for years to come.” Watne said he hopes the project paves the way for more processing facilities in the state, especially those that are farmer-owned. For more information about the project, go to ndsoy.com.

Safety MADE Simple Grain Bin Safety: Never enter grain bins unless absolutely necessary Use a secure lifeline (harness, rope) when entering Never walk on or walk down grain to make it flow Break up grain with a pole from outside the bin Always have an attendant outside the bin

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NFU FLY-IN SET FOR SEPT. 10-13 National Farmers Union will host 275 members in Washington, D.C., for the 2017 Fall Legislative Fly-In on Sept. 10-13, 2017. During their time in Washington, members will be afforded the opportunity to hear from U.S. Department of Agriculture officials about current events, opportunities and other work the department is doing on behalf of farmers. They will receive briefings from White House officials, and the leadership and staff of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture. NFU also honors members of Congress with one of its highest awards, The Golden Triangle Award. The most important agenda items of the fly-in, however, are the meetings on Capitol Hill. Teams of Farmers Union members will stop by the office of every member of Congress. Grassroots efforts at their finest, Farmers Union members will highlight the key priorities for the organization, struggles they are facing, and goals for future legislation and the next farm bill. Here are some of the issues Farmers Union will be focusing on:

STRONG FARM SAFETY NET

American family farmers and ranchers are enduring a severe economic downturn. Prices of major commodities have plummeted over the past four years, and projections indicate this trend will continue into the foreseeable future. To ensure the growth and success of family farm agriculture, Congress must strengthen the overall farm safety net. Net farm income has dropped by 50 percent in the past four years, and is projected to be $62.3 billion in 2017. The median farm income in 2017 is projected to be negative. Farm lending dropped by 40 percent from one year ago. There are two things farmers can’t control: the weather and the markets. Programs in the federal farm bill have historically helped mitigate these two risks so that family farmers and ranchers can continue to grow high quality food, fiber, feed and fuel for the country. To ensure farmers and ranchers can continue to provide for the country and the world, a strong farm safety net should provide meaningful support through severe economic downturns like the one we’re in.


Farmers Union is encouraging Congress to improve farm programs by providing relief for farmers struggling with low commodity prices. Protect crop insurance, as it is an effective risk management tool. Provide increased access to credit and support agriculture mediation.

ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

Health care is a top priority for family farmers and ranchers. As their health insurance premiums rise and the marketplace becomes more unstable, farmers need Congress to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of health insurance. Farmers Union is asking that the current system of tax credits and premium subsidies, Medicaid expansion and protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions be maintained.

RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE

The transition to a homegrown, renewable energy future for the U.S. is well underway. The growth of renewable energy use in transportation fuels, powered through policies like the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), has been a success story for all Americans. For the U.S. to realize the full potential of the renewable energy sector, we should promote clean, higher- blended ethanol and advanced bio-based fuels. NFU wants support for E30 by removing arbitrary legislative and regulatory barriers to higher blends of ethanol. That would continue the process of cleaning up the air to the benefit of farming and rural communities. Advanced biofuels also offer tremendous environmental benefits, and they provide farmers and ranchers additional value for farm byproducts. We should protect demand for new and advanced biofuels through policies like the RFS, removal of regulatory barriers, and further research, development and infrastructure investments.

NDFU ROSTER OF ATTENDEES

Attending the fly-in for North Dakota this year will be Chris Aarhus, Evelyn Alt, Mark Anderson, Nellie and Ralph Bieber, Kasey Bitz, Mary and Terry Borstad, Eugene Erpelding, Shaun Heier, Pamela Henningsen, Austin and Destinee Jensen, Bob and Brenda Kuylen, Dustin Laufer, Adam Liesener, Ellen Linderman, Brittany Lipetzky, Allen and Bernice Lund, Bradley McKay, Dwight and Lisa McMillan, James and Jennifer Meyer, Abby Miller, Kayla Pulvermacher, Kevin Ressler, Carmen Richards, Jana and Shane Sickler, Clay and Jeanna Smaaladen, Keith and Kelsey Smith, Tyler Stafslien, Lorenzo Strand, Dennis and Cathy Stromme, Jim Teigen, Lauren Vetter, Arlene Walch, Mark Watne, Lexie Weber, Carter Zetocha and Michelle Ziesch.


The Bowman County FFA recently attended the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., with help from a Community Stewards grant from North Dakota Farmers Union.

NDFU GRANT HELPS FUND FFA TRIP BY CHRIS AARHUS, NDFU

With help from a grant from North Dakota Farmers Union’s Community Stewards program, nine Bowman County FFA members attended the Washington Leadership Conference July 17-23 in Washington, D.C. The five-day event saw attendees learn leadership qualities including a civic engagement activity, where attendees applied what they learned to a hands-on service activity. “The real focus was for kids to learn their purpose as leaders and how to serve others,” Bowman County FFA advisor Mary Fischer said. They visited with members of Congress, but also had time to take in the nation’s capital. The attendees were able to visit numerous monuments and historical sites. The group even dined at the Founding Farmers restaurant. “It was such a great experience for the kids,” Fischer said. 8

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Making the trip was Fischer with FFA members Seth Folske, Mitch Stuber, Kalorada Eagon, Micheala Fischer, Tasha Pond, Parker Lambourn, Beau Jeffers, Dillon Eagon and Tristen Peterson. NDFU donated $500 through the Community Stewards program, which encourages members to become active citizens within their community. The program allows participants to apply for the donation to be made to a nonprofit organization within their community. Participants must host an event in conjunction with the donation of funds. “Grants like (Community Stewards) help these future leaders in agriculture and are invaluable to the students,” Fischer said. “It gives them an opportunity to go on a trip like this and gives them leadership skills to bring back to their communities.” To apply or learn more, contact Member Operations Supervisor Jessica Haak at jhaak@ ndfu.org or 701-952-1110.

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MERGER PUTS FARMERS AT RISK

In late July, National Farmers Union, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), and Food & Water Watch (FWW) urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to reject the impending merger between agricultural input giants Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. In a joint letter, the three groups outlined their concerns with the proposed merger. For one, the merger would eliminate competition across a number of important markets. A combined Monsanto-Bayer would hold between 58 percent to 97 percent of the U.S. markets in cotton, soybeans and canola. This level of market power squeezes out smaller rivals, eliminating competition and respectively the incentive to create innovative products that family farmers and ranchers need. This in turn raises prices and decreases choices for producers and consumers alike. NFU also joined a coalition of 24 farming organizations to further emphasize the issues inherent in the Bayer-Monsanto merger. In another letter to the DOJ, the group focused on the anticompetitive impact of the merger on vegetable seed markets. Monsanto and Bayer are the first and fourth largest vegetable seed producers in the world, respectively. Furthermore, as Bayer and Monsanto were the second and fifth largest agrichemical suppliers in 2015, the merger joins companies that dominate not only vegetable seeds but also the pesticides and herbicides that vegetable farmers use. The proposed merger augments the potential leverage Bayer-Monsanto could have over farmers who need to buy both seeds and agrichemicals from a diminishing number of firms, making them vulnerable to loyalty agreements and cross-marketing tie-ins. NFU will continue to use all avenues possible to stem the tide of consolidation in agribusiness.

NFU ADVOCATES FOR HEALTH CARE While Congress spent the past several months deliberating the future of American health care, NFU was on the front lines, advocating for the right to accessible, affordable, and quality health care for all Americans. To this point, the proposed options would have only made matters worse for rural Americans. The House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), and a repeal-only option each would have caused millions of Americans to lose their coverage, Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org

prompting hefty premium hikes, and cut billions of dollars from Medicaid. Throughout the process, NFU ensured rural voices were heard. In late June, after the House passed the AHCA, NFU President Roger Johnson testified at a Senate health care hearing, reiterating his concern with the proposed legislation and underscoring the importance of health care to family farmers and ranchers and the communities in which they live. A vote on the BCRA was stalled until late July due to a lack of support. Then, after days of debate and amendments, a decisive vote on a so-called “skinny repeal” bill failed. While efforts to reform our health care system are stalled at the moment, the debate is expected to pick up again when Congress comes back into session in September. NFU will continue to promote a bipartisan solution that improves access to affordable, high quality care for family farmers, ranchers and rural Americans.

NAFTA RENEGOTIATION BEGINS

On Aug. 16, trade representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico began the official renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In late July, the Trump Administration released its set of objectives for the renegotiation process. They outlined plans to modernize and strengthen the 23-year-old trade pact by decreasing the U.S. trade deficit, preventing currency manipulation, eliminating non-tariff barriers to U.S. agricultural exports, and strengthening enforcement. For the past 40 years, American trade negotiators have prioritized a “free trade” agenda over fair and balanced trade, leading to a massive trade deficit, corporate consolidation, lost jobs and lowered wages in rural communities across America. NFU is encouraged by the administration’s intent to address the fundamental flaws of free trade agreements, particularly the trade deficit and currency manipulation. However, in many ways the objectives are a missed opportunity for family farmers and ranchers. The omission of both Countryof-Origin Labeling (COOL) and controls on corporate consolidation are disappointing. NFU will continue to advocate for these important measures to be included in the renegotiated deal. September 2017

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CAMP WRAPS UP! WHAT A GREAT SUMMER! The amazing thing about camp is it truly brings out the best in everyone and you don’t feel like you have to change who you are. If I had to sum up camp in one phrase it would be, “One of the BEST summers yet!” I think everyone who went to camp can agree that the theme this year of Adventure Awaits was perfect. Hot days were spent swimming in the pool and lake, climbing the rock wall at Heart Butte, zip lining at Wesley Acres, dressing up as our favorite super hero, favorite holiday and even our favorite sports team. Senior Campers learned about the Seven Wonders of the World while Junior Campers learned about Stewardship and Care for People and the Land. We did crafts, played games and sports, ate s’mores and danced the night away! I can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than with new and old friends at Farmers Union Camp. As another camp season comes to a close, we can all look back on the fun we had and look forward to having even more fun next summer. Bring on the ADVENTURE! – BRI SORENSEN Youth Education Specialist


MEET THE SYAC THE 2017-18 STATE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

MICHAELA FISHER Bowman, ND

ANTHONY HEIER Edgeley, ND

VERONICA SCHWARTZENBERGER Napoleon, ND

Daughter of Marcus and Mary

Son of Don and Mary Lou

Daughter of Terry and Mary

PAYTON SMITH Minot, ND

BEN WOOD Lincoln, ND

MYA VETTER Linton, ND

Son of Brian and Magaret

Daughter of Andrew and Kristen

Daughter of Kelly Smith, and Jane and Jim Schultz

EPIC EVENTS!

Stark and Mercer counties teamed up for an EPIC event and took their kids to Raging Rivers Water Park in Mandan. Lessons were taught during the bus ride.

Dean-Ryan and Henrietta-Badger Farmers Union locals held their EPIC event in July at the LaMoure Emergency Response Center. The theme was “Stewardship and Care for People and the Land.” The students participating in the class made 100 cupcakes to be donated to the Firemen’s Red Hot Fire Days and made playdough to be used as prizes for the children’s games.


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DROUGHT

Fifth-generation farmer from Dickinson fighting first major drought of young career Ben Kuhn’s first major test as a young farmer has come in 2017.

The 33-year-old farms with his father Jeff south of Dickinson, putting in his own crop for the first time in 2010. Up until this year, yields have been plentiful. “We’ve been getting decent yields, but I guess everyone gets good yields anymore,” Ben said. That’s been mostly true, at least until this year. The drought has impacted western North Dakota severely, and the Kuhns have been hit hard. Ben, a fifth-generation family farmer, hopes to one day take over the entire operation, which also consists of raising cattle. The Kuhns have been farming in the Dickinson area since around 1900. The Kuhn family knows of good and bad years, and Ben sees 2017 as his first tough year. Not only is the drought hurting yields, but it happened on top of relatively low commodity prices. “It’s a little disheartening to me, because this is probably the worst crop of my farming career,” Ben said. Nonetheless, Ben feels his family farm is positioned to handle bad years. It’s not about excuses or dwelling on the negative aspects of 2017 — it’s about finding workable solutions. For the Kuhns, that means continuing to diversify their crop rotation. They’re raising a dozen crops in 2017, and it keeps them busy from early March to December. “It’s probably too many,” Ben joked. “It’s good and bad. Good because it spreads out the workload throughout the entire year, but bad

because it spreads out the workload throughout the entire year. You’re working all the time.” The list of crops raised by the Kuhns is long: wheat (spring, winter, durum), sunflowers (confectionery and oil), alfalfa, corn, canola, flax, lentils, peas and soybeans. Ben said the diversification has allowed them to find where each crop fits best. “We’ve been able to build a decent (Actual Production History) on all these different crops, so we’re very flexible about what we can plant to certain fields,” Ben said. With a drought, however, it’s been difficult all-around. The planting season started out well for the Kuhns as it was “probably the smoothest planting ever went.” But the rain never came, and Ben said they had to rely on sub-moisture. “That held the crop for a long time — it’s actually amazing what the crop made considering we had very little rain, maybe an inch all year,” Ben said. The wheat was in tough shape as it didn’t tiller out, a major factor in high-yield production. It was also pretty short, Ben said. Additionally, the peas, lentils and canola have been poor. Ben believes the canola to be the worst of the bunch and what hope they had for peas was hit by some bad luck. “The peas hung in there and were doing better than expected, but the one time it rained, it hailed and shattered them out really bad,” Ben said. “Canola might be the worst because it hates hot and dry (weather), especially when flowering. The lentils are quite bad. They’re really short, maybe 8 inches tall. Right on top of the ground.” CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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If there’s any saving grace, it’s been a few August showers that could save the corn, soybeans and sunflowers. “It won’t be a monster crop, but it’ll be OK,” Ben said. “The corn is very variable. A lot of it looks good from the road because it’s grown taller and is nice and green. But you go out there, and some of them don’t have an ear on them.” The Kuhns may have to sell some of their cattle, but he’s not overly concerned with it as there are opportunities for fall grazing with corn stubble and others. “Those guys struggling the most during this drought are the ones that don’t have anything to feed their cattle — then you’ve got to sell,” he said. “Those cattle are how you make money, so it’s a vicious cycle.” The drought has cut down on purchases, and Ben said that may be a small silver lining. Farmers are maintaining strict controls over their cost of production. “When times are good, farmers tend to pay the price and buy it,” Ben said. “When times are tough, they shop around a little more and put pressure on the retailers.” Still, spending money on equipment seems to be a never-ending story, and Ben said whether buying new or fixing up older machinery, a farmer is still shelling out cash. “We’ve tightened up with some equipment

purchases, but that’s one industry that really has the farmers,” he said. “They either get your money if you buy something new or get your money on parts if you have to fix the old stuff. There’s not a lot you can do about it. Those costs have gotten out of control.” With a dozen crops to choose from, Ben said they’ll be doing their homework over the winter to pencil out which crops have the best guarantee and what will bring the best yield with the right price. For this year, crop insurance will be as important as ever. “One great thing about farming is crop insurance,” Ben said. “That really saves a lot of farmers.” As with most farmers and ranchers, the Kuhns are optimists. They envision the perfect amount of sunshine and rain combining for a great crop in 2018. In 2008, Jeff’s wheat was so bad, it was zeroed out and wasn’t combined. Then, 2009 brought a lot of rain and one of his best crops. And that’s why Ben sees better days ahead. “Years like this happen, you get through them,” Ben said. “It doesn’t pay to be bitter about it. All you can control is what you can control. Knowing that my dad and his dad and his dad all got through these tough times, it goes to show you that it can be done. You’ve just got to figure out how to do it.”


MARTINEZ FINISHES INTERNSHIP AT RESTAURANTS

BY CHRIS AARHUS, NDFU

Eli Martinez has hopes of one day being a private chef. The North Dakota State College of Science student, from Tioga, took a step in the right direction in 2017. Over the summer, the culinary student took an internship at Farmers and Distillers, one of North Dakota Farmers Union’s restaurants in Washington, D.C. “I enjoyed it — it was a pretty good experience,” Martinez said. Martinez, who moved to North Dakota five years ago from the Virgin Islands, started school last year. An instructor asked him if he wanted to intern with one of NDFU’s restaurants in Washington, D.C., and he jumped at the opportunity. NDFU also gave him $2,000 to help cover expenses. “It was amazing — just the things they taught me, business-wise,” Martinez said. On a daily basis, Martinez was tasked with preparing food stations for the cooks. He would also help out where needed, such as during lunch,

Eli Martinez worked multiple stations while interning at Farmers and Distillers restaurant in Washington, D.C. He returned in August and said the experience was “amazing.”

which usually features a large crowd. “From noon to 2 (p.m.), it was non-stop all the time,” he said. “It was pretty busy.” Martinez has another year of school remaining, and then he has plans to start his career in a restaurant in Fargo somewhere or possibly go big and head back to D.C. However, he’s also entertaining a third year in his collegiate program, which leans heavily toward restaurant management. “I want to work my way up and maybe one day be a private chef and cook for people in their homes,” Martinez said.

BACK TO SCHOOL: TRY THIS! Think outside the chicken nugget box: kids love grilled chicken skewers with flavorful dipping sauces they can help you whip up. Try our very own Chef Joe’s BBQ Mop sauce.

CHEF JOE’S BBQ MOP SAUCE Ingredients

1 small red bell pepper ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1½ cup sliced yellow onions ¼ cup light corn syrup 2 tablespoons molasses 1 cup malt vinegar 1 cup packed light brown sugar ½ cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh) ½ cup ketchup ½ cup Heinz chili sauce 1½ teaspoons paprika ¼ teaspoon ground cumin 1½ teaspoons chili powder ¾ teaspoon dry mustard ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

1) Roast red bell pepper over open flame or on baking sheet in a 450° oven until very dark (not burned). De-stem pepper. 2) Heat oil in medium sauté pan and sauté (chopped) onions and the pepper until caramelized. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 45 minutes; remove from heat. Let cool. 3) When cool, place mixture in blender and puree until smooth. Store covered, in refrigerator for up to two weeks. Recipe makes four cups


Sky’s the Limit Learn how to eliminate the words “I can’t” and “there are limits” from your vocabulary at the fifth annual WILD Conference, featuring national speakers, vendors, a fun Ladies Night with wine tasting and a self-defense session!

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE REBECCA UNDEM Speaker

LAUREN LEADER-CHIVEE Speaker

Sept. 13-14 |

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CONFERENCE AGENDA WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13 Ladies Night Appetizers and two beverage tickets included

6 p.m. – Registration & shopping 6:30 – Networking activities 7 p.m. – Self-defense course taught by NDSC 8:30 – Shopping & wrap up by 9 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14 Lunch and snacks included

8:30 a.m. – Registration & shopping 9:15 a.m. – Keynote Speaker Lauren Leader-Chivee 10:30 a.m. - Lauren Leader-Chivee book signing & break 11:00 a.m. – Women in Leadership & Agriculture Panel 12:15 p.m. – Lunch, shopping & networking activities 1:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Rebecca Undem 2:45 p.m. – Rebecca Undem book signing 3:15 p.m. – Door prizes & wrap up *A limited amount of both keynote speakers’ books will be available for purchase at the event


Spotlight

Rebecca Undem

Lauren Leader-Chivee

Undem, Leader-Chivee to speak BY BRITTANY LIPETZKY, NDFU

In September, a group of WILD ladies are getting together at the North Dakota Farmers Union state office in Jamestown for a two-day conference full of networking, shopping, and great presenters. The conference features two keynote speakers in Rebecca Undem and Lauren Leader-Chivee. Undem is a self-proclaimed “part-time development expert, part-corporate America misfit, farmer’s daughter turned farmer’s wife and mama to three young kids.” She has said there has never been a better time to be a professional woman. She helps working women find the peace among the chaos of running a household and pursuing a meaningful career. “I believe the only way to find and keep our groove is to •find the courage to live on our Union Farmer www.ndfu.org

terms, rather than based on what we think we’re supposed to do or what others want us to do.” Lauren Leader-Chivee is a writer, activist, expert and advisor. She argues that diversity is the most under-leveraged economic asset in the United States. She is dedicated to help women have a voice in politics – on both sides of the aisle. “I hope each and every one of us will look deeply within ourselves and ask how we can build trust and understanding with someone we might otherwise avoid or overlook.” Register today for the WILD conference on Sept. 13-14 in Jamestown and get ready for some networking, shopping, a self-defense course and great speakers! Visit ndfu.org/wild to register and for more information about the event. December 2016

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What’s happening

Richland County Farmers Union held a “Hops-N-Brats” event in Wyndmere with agent Kyle DeVries. The county called it the most successful event they’ve sponsored in the last 10-15 years. Seated from left to right are Bob Oscarson, Jerry Oren, Chuck Muralt, Wayne Ward, Kyle DeVries, Janice Ward, Judy Oren and Jeri Oscarson.

The Drake summer recreation program used a Kommunity Kids grant from NDFU to help pay for t-shirts and uniforms.

Wells and Eddy counties took a joint bus trip to the Fort Totten Theatre to see The Addams Family musical. The bus was nearly full and folks enjoyed dinner at The View at Spirit Lake prior to the show.

Logan County Farmers Union held a watermelon feed and donated an AED to the Tri-County Fair Association.

Grand Forks County Farmers Union held a Ladies Wine and Historical Home and Garden tour.


around the state Grand Forks County Farmers Union held a Community Stewards event in which $500 was given to the Larimore Fire Department by NDFU. GCFU gave $500 to the Larimore Ambulance Service. Also, the FUI agents of Grand Forks County donated smoke detectors to the community.

Grand Forks County Farmers Union director Logan Ferry led a Young Producer event .

Morton County Farmers Union served ice cream at the Morton County Friends and Neighbors Day. It was well attended and everyone enjoyed the cold and tasty ice cream on a hot day.

Sargent County Farmers Union sponsored a bus trip to the Red Hawks game in Fargo.

Burleigh County Bridges of Valley City Tour Thursday Sept 7, 2017 $25.00 PER PERSON Trip will include: Tour of the Pottery Parlor. Roast Beef group lunch at Woodland Lodge Steakhouse. Tour of Baldhill Dam & Fish Hatchery Guided bus tour of the historic bridges in North Dakota’s ‘City of Bridges’ Valley City, ND. DEPART - BISMARCK CENEX - 1160 W Divide Ave - 8:00 AM RETURN - BISMARCK CENEX - 6:30 PM NDFU Membership required. Non-refundable and Non-Transferable TO REGISTER CONTACT: CARMA ZABKA 701-952-0108


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS Classified ad space is free and available to NDFU members. Ads will run one time only. Ads must be mailed, e-mailed or faxed. NO ADS WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE. Include your name, address, phone number and mail to: NDFU Classifieds PO Box 2136 • Jamestown ND 58402-2136 e-mail: bthoms@ndfu.org Fax: 701-252-6584 • 701-952-0102 The next deadline is Sept. 15 Contact us to repeat your ad. Limit-175 words. MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE CURRENT!

FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Electric seed cleaner w/screen, portable on wheels, made by Light Foot Inc., Bloomer, WI.; screw oil pres. & oil filter, 10 HP, good for corn, sunflowers & more, never been used; tires – 2 – 18-4-38 6 ply tires with rims, 2 – 14-9-38 with rims, 2 Oliver Versatile rims w/18 ply tires; 250-300 gal. gas tank w/stand; farm irrigation equipment – 100 hp. Lincoln, never used; 60 hp, 480 volt Century; 60 hp. w/starter panel; 50 hp. Century hole shaft 480; 25 hp. GE w/ discharge & suction, 2,000 gal. a minute; 125 hp, 6” Berkley pto pump on trailer w/ discharge & suction, prime & check valves; 30 hp. submersible 3,000 gal./minute w/30’ head; 40 hp. closed Clubelt w/4” Buckley check valve. 782-4303, Leo Schiermister, Hazelton. FOR SALE 1938 IHC F 14; 1939 IHC A; 1942 IHC A; 1939 IHC H, loader on H; Allis WD; Allis B; Case D w/2 row cultivator; Case D; JD A; all for $12,000; 663-7277, Delmar Hogerott, Center.

FOR SALE JD 925 flexhead and trailer, very good condition, always shedded; 1987 JD 7720 w/grain head, 4,075 hrs., in good condition, always shedded; 37’ DMI 4250 anhydrous applicator; 21’ JD 580 pull-type swather. 945-2379, Jack Vadnie, Clifford. FOR SALE Allied 700 loader, 78” bucket, JD mounts, $850 obo; Summers Model 2000 80’ harrow, $2,100 obo; IH 1460 combine engine. 348-3200, Gary Schantz, Glen Ullin. FOR SALE Older Case loader, $200; 1946 International LB engine, new magneto, $450. 302-0037, Roger Westby, New Rockford. FOR SALE 750x16 8 ply tires and rims - 8 hole, 3 rib tires are 90%, fits Case tractor, $375. 628-6949 or 314-640-1884, Rose or Mike Ryan, Stanley. FOR SALE 350 Dual loader; air compressor, 5 hp., 60 gal. tank; 3 – 11-24.5 steel wheels; make offers. 256-5303, Harold Weston, Langdon.

FOR SALE 28’ - 53’ semi van storage trailers, some with side doors; loading ramps, $150; nice 20’ & 40’ storage containers, some high cube; tank & spray parts. 474-5780, Richard Rydell, Fairmount. FOR SALE MacDon pull-type swather; Case WDX 1203 swather; Preform hydraulic lift roller attached, only 195 hrs.; Cleaner combine filters & misc. parts for N7 & N6; canola roller adjustable. 263-1206, Lathan Romsos, Bottineau.

FOR SALE IHC 50T baler; Schulte RS hyd. rock picker; h.d. Russell Reliance 10’ grader; 10’ h.d. V packer; 5 bottom packer w/hitch; 8 steel grain bins w/steel floor; 1,00012,400 bu.; Peterson dual rims, 18.4-34 to 232.1-30; 11’ wide push-all hay basket for DuAl loader; push-off hay basket for DuAl loader; Versatile 8”x50’ pto. auger; Feterl 6“x36’ electric auger. 584-2025, Elmer Lemke, Bentley.

FOR SALE 1996 9600 JD Combine $23,000; 930 rigid head w/finger reel, $5,000; ‘2005’ 914 pickup head, $8,500; JD 224 sunflower head, $5,000; ‘2013’ 36’ tricycle style header trailer w/lights $5,100; 1460 IH combine, Case IH 1010 rigid head w/finger reel, 810 pickup head, $8,000; Ez Guide 500 & Ez-steer & ‘2002’ Summers 1,500 gal. 100’ boom sprayer, $16,000; 1984 895 Versatile tractor w/new tires and rebuilt engine, $18,500. 764-6410, Casey Lund, Killdeer. FOR SALE 1975 Dodge 600 truck, 2 1/2 ton, 375 bu. box w/double action hoist, 41,000 mi., 361 engine w/governor, 5 spd. transmission w/2 spd., 900x20 tires, roll tarp, air cond., heavy frame, heavy duty wheels, $10,000 obo. 220-0993, John O. Spitzer, Wilton. FOR SALE Hesston 565T round baler, twine tie, field ready always shedded. 878-4966 days, 878-4957 nights, Chester Brandt, Hebron. FOR SALE 1968 Massey Ferguson Super Deluxe 35 tractor, excellent condition, live PTO, $6,800; 5’ rotary mower, good condition, $200; 5’ blade w/new cutting edge, $200; 6’ snowblower, very good condition, $1,800. 794-3385, Howard Windhorst, Center. FOR SALE 3 bottom JD plow, 14”, good shape, mechanical lift; 12’ JD single disc w/2’ extensions, mechanical. 839-2023, Milton Vanerstrom, Minot. FOR SALE Complete 3 pt. setup for Ford/New Holland #TV140; 806 IH Wheatland w/duals, diesel, runs good, needs trans. oil changed; want small gas tractor w/3 pt., consider trade for either of the above + pto. 2756932, Dean Kahrs, Scranton. FOR SALE 1 row horse drawn cultivator, $150; 1 bottom horse drawn plow, $200; Fanning mill, working cond., $200; Steel wheels, $20-$45. 748-2665, Byron Grosz, Hazen. FOR SALE Case IH 8220 25’ pull-type swather, always shedded; 1998 2388 Case IH combine; AFX rotory 30.5-32 tires, hopper ext., always shedded, field tracker, dealer inspected annually, 3382 eng. hrs., 2,247 sep. hrs., duals available. 370-9915, 2835247, Richard Flanders, Calvin. FOR SALE 2 – 8’ LLA JD press drills, no hitch, $1,000; 493-2054, Matthew Mathern, Edgeley. FOR SALE 1997 IH 4900 service truck w/DT466, crew cab, 5 spd., auto., IMT crane, Tommy lift, air reel, hyd. reel, pull-out drawers, vice & only 58,200 mi.; Horst 45’ header transport, 4 whl. steer; used once, shedded, like new; fuel trailer w/pintle hitch, fuel guage, filter, hose & nozzle. 693-2371, Rick Frueh, Martin.

FOR SALE Wire winder, 540 pto., bolts to drawbar, $200; 4 solar fencers, will need new batteries, $50 per fencer; 506 JD rough cut 6’ mower, 3 pt., 540 pto., $600; Hiniker snowblower, 3 pt., single stage, hyd. spout, 7’, small 1,000 pto., cyl. goes with, $500; bale spear, for loader or 3 pt., has a main spear & 2 shorter spears, $500; light driving harness, breast type, no breeching, bridle & reins, $150; show harness, spots/silver red pad under saddle, collar type, bridle, reins, collar hames, breeching, all included, $600, fits a Haflinger; smaller team show type harness, spots, medallions, harness hames & reins + breeching, $500, no bridles or collars, lot of leather strap for sizing, Shetland, POA, Cob, small quarter horses or Arab may fit; round bale feeders, made out of sq. tubing, $100; hand held Pro Agro 55 grain moisture tester, hard case w/instructions, $50; JD hay moisture tester, all in one probe, SW007320 book, calibrator & case, $50; Bush Hog disc bine, hay cutter, HMG, 10’, 540 pto., catagory 3 narrow, $6,500. 543-3843, Doug Hannestad, Hatton. FOR SALE 50 - 14” sweeps for 5600 cultivator and a hitch for Bourgault cultivator; 1992 47’ IH chisel cultivator w/NH3 applicator; 1964 International 706; hitch for Bourgault cultivator; 1992 47’ IH cultivator w/NH3 applicator; 4,000 gal. fuel tank, dble. wall w/high capacity pump; 3 - 45 degree power heads; 70 gal propane tank (full); bin heaters electric/propane together; 19 - 18” used aireator tubes; 19 - Degelman 3 bar teeth for cultivator; Gas Boy pump with keys; 39 - 16” sweeps/bolts; 55 - 14” sweeps/bolts. 784-5987, David Brossart, Lansford. FOR SALE Like new DCT alum. trailer, 22’ flatbed, electric brakes, jack, 5,200 lb. axles, 22515” tires, 6 hole rims, spare wheel & tires, load ramps. 683-4817 or 680-1491, Ed Lund, Lisbon. FOR SALE Horse harness to fit draft horses, set is complete, $375; pair of draft horse bridles, $80; dump rake, $125. 226-3412, Lavern Frankfurth, Bismarck. FOR SALE 30’ dump rake, excellent condition; #10 Versatile pull-type swather, excellent cond.; 2 - 36’ x Fey6” Allied augers; 2 – 28L-26 BAR tires w/rims, nice condition; window air conditioner, like new; nice 9’ Sund pickup, offer; many 5’ T & U posts; many wooden corner posts. 542-3301 or 771-8653, Kenny Heilman, Rugby. FOR SALE JD 224 rigid header, very good condition, guards like new, stored inside, $3,000; JD 224 flex header, has good poly, $1,000, or $3,500 for both; 2 - 7,000 lb. axles off stock trailer, axles good just doesn’t have brakes, can’t get parts, 8 bolt hubs, $100 ea. 9384723, Ken Weisz, Halliday. FOR SALE 1982 Versatile 875, $15,000; L2 Gleaner, $8,000; Morris 721 cultivator w/NH3, $6,000; Hydro rockpicker, $1,000; Case 8600 air drill w/30’ disc, $8,000; 1979 Versatile 400 swather, $1,000. 833-0573, Gregory LeMay, Mohall. FOR SALE JD A tractor; new 2 1/4 hp., 15 amp router w/24 drill bits. 630-0180, Rhoda Messner, Pekin.


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FOR SALE 1981 JD 7720 combine w/224 rigid header; 1995 20’ gooseneck stock trailer; 605J Vermeer baler; 38’ Leon 8000 chisel plow; 34’ JD 1600 chisel plow; JD 7700 combine complete or will part out. 464-5730 or 3391358, Marlow Nelson, Powers Lake.

FOR SALE 1 small square bale buncher; JD Trailer #37 mower; 1 - 4 wheeled running gear on steel; 1 new tire LT 245-75R-17, Load Range E; 15-30 McCormick tractor on steel; 2 cream separators; used 7” baler belting; Leon #3100 HD 10’ 3 pt. blade; Freeman hyd. manure scoop for Hs & Ms; 1 late model Super M; 12’ Kirschmann press drill; 3 & 4 bottom Int. plows; packer & pony drills; 2 antique grain cleaning machines; 2 pump jacks; lots of horse drawn equipment. larryn@westriv.com, 597-3730, Larry Nagel, Shields. FOR SALE Westfield 7”x51’ grain auger; 7060 Allis Chalmers w/loader & grapple fork; very good running engine for a 7040 Allis Chalmers or will sell complete tractor. 9475871, Darrell Anderson, Sheyenne.

FOR SALE 42’ JD 1010 field cultivator, all walking tandems, new bushings in shanks, no drags, $1,200; aluminum tool box, 2 doors, 4’ W x 2’ D x 2’ H, $250; 45 - 14” sweeps for JD chisel plw, 2 1/4” bolt pattern, 22 are new, 23 like new, $250; JD 10’ 100 Series chisel plow, extra shanks, no drags, $350; hydraulic cylinders for log splitters or winglift on cultivators 4”x16”, 3 @ $100 ea. 789-0966, Allen Gruman, Cooperstown. FOR SALE Brandt 8”x45’ pto. grain auger, like new. 537-4502 or 465-3940, Lawrence Paulus, Drake. FOR SALE 1958 Ford 1.5 ton truck, less than 5K mi. on major overhaul, great hoist, $1,700 w/ attached bale rack, $1,200 truck/hoist. 437-3259, Mike Martin, Enderlin. FOR SALE New Holland side Flail spreader, $300; Farmhand apron box w/wagon, $400; used tin good for cattle shed or windbreak, 1,500 sq. ft.; gooseneck 22’ combination trailer & stock trailer, has removable stock body (need to see), new floor, brakes & paint, $4,000. 260-0015, Arthur Wolfe, Dickinson. FOR SALE 3 WC Allis Chalmers tractors (1 runs & 2 for parts), $550. 261-4069, Rodney Keller, Fargo. FOR SALE Westfield 8”x61’ hyd. hopper auger; 25’ JD chisel w/wavy coulters; 25’ JD 1610 chisel w/Concord 1102 tank; Hopper wagon w/auger; hog equipment. 680-8423 or 724-3643, Duane Lock, Forman. FOR SALE Horse drawn road grader; IHC side deliver hay rake; pickup mounted sprayer, good Honda engine; several 1 row corn cultivators. 733-2375, Wilfred Kunze, Dazey. FOR SALE Sunflower pans & reel w/quick-tach for 20’ header; 40’ JD 1000 field cultivator; IH 400 8x30 row crop planter w/seed drums; 8x30 row crop cultivator; 33 behind shank NH3 injectors; 1680 conventional rotor rub bars set; John-Blue Nitrolator w/ hydraulic shut off. 351-0913, Paul Overby, Wolford.

FOR SALE 1987 C IH 1680 combine, 7 belt, 1015 pickup head, chopper, air sieve, 3,100 hrs., like new drive tires; Case IH 8220 swather, 25’ w/finger reel. 656-3592, Russ Kolberg, Bisbee. FOR SALE 1991 Case IH 1680 combine w/1015 pickup header - Westward 395 belt pickup, 5,400 sep. hrs., less on reman Cummins engine, spec. rotor w/AFX propeller, TSR chopper, Dutch Ind. chaff spreader, rock trap, feeder reverser, 3rd lift cyd., small & large wire concave sets, fore/aft, auto. reel spd. & header height controls, Crary hopper topper, several other updates, dealer maintained, stored inside & field ready, $17,500; 2001 Unverferth 4500 grain cart, 450 bu. cap., 13” unloading auger, small 1,000 pto., roll tarp, 20.8x38 tires, no corn use, red, $7,500. 3410209, Doug Wolfe, Harvey.

FOR SALE Donahue trailer, double tube bed, 10x28, $750; Crown hyd. rock picker, $550; fencing materials - steel & wood posts, spooled barb wire. 320-7395, Alan Bergman, Jud. FOR SALE JD 520 tractor; JD 2010 tractor; 8N Ford tractor w/tracks, front blade, rake & Plow. 647-2801, Donovan Fey, Kulm.

FOR SALE 7’ & 8’ MDS heavy duty rock/brush/ scrap buckets; 7’ & 8’ MDS Euro-Global buckets; 8’ MDS-JD Classic Tach bucket w/5 tine grapple; 8’ MDS 148-158 bucket w/JD grapple; 7’ bucket w/Koyker quick tach; 9’ MDS bucket w/5 tine MDS grapple w/ Koyker quick tach; MDS attachment adapter from Euro-Global to JD classic-tach; MDS attachment adapter from skid steer quick-tach to Euro-Global; MDS rock badger (rock digger); 10’ MDS heavy snow pusher w/ skid steer attach; pallet fork/skid steer attach w/hydraulic fork adjust; pallet fork/ skid steer/5200lbx48” forks; pair of 12 ply 28Lx26 GY tires@95%; pair of 12 ply 28Lx26 GY@75-80% on JD rear combine rims; pair of new Titan 11.2x36 tires; pair of new Titan 18.4x34x8 ply; 710/70R42 Firestone@40%; 2- 14.9R30 GY on band rims@40-50%; 710/70R38 Titan@60%; 380/90R50 GY@70%; 620/70R46 GY @75%; 620/70R42@50%; many other tires and ag rims available. 709-0103, Alan Wald, Edgeley. FOR SALE JD 100 tool bar; JD 200 offset disk; JD 730 tractor; Schulte RD hyd. rock picker; all in working condition. 523-5598, Charlotte Pladsen, Bowman.

FOR SALE JD 3200 auto reset 5 bottom plow, shedded; Krause 16’ tandem disk; Demco 750 bu. pto. driven grain cart w/roll tarp, shedded; Case IH Model 2016 combine pickup header w/16’ belt pickup, like new, always shedded; Mayrath 6”x28’ grain auger w/9 hp. Briggs engine, shedded. 628-2805 or 629-9003, Doug Halden, Stanley. FOR SALE 1987 Cat 65, 8,500 hrs., 36” tracks - 30%: grain vac; two 510 Wallingas for parts; nerf bars, chrome, fots 2006 GM crew cab long box; 5th whl. camper hitch, mounts over the fenders. 351-1403, Bryan Knutt, Rocklake. WANTED 8 hole rim for 7720 combine, 16.5L 16.15L; have a big barn to be torn down, lots of free lumber. 826-3811, Dale Mischke, Williston.

WANTED 806, 1206, 1256, 856, 1466 IH tractors; JD 5010, 5020, 6030, MM 1350, 1355 and others, running or not. 628-2130, Jerry Lumley, Stanley.

WANTED 12’ grass seeder for 204 Melroe drill or 10’ Melroe drill in working order to put our own grass seeder attach. on. 543-3843, Doug Hannestad, Hatton.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Older JD 112 riding lawn mower; boat trailer, heavy hauler, duals, breaks w/350 Merc. Cruiser motor & outdrive. 782-4303, Leo Schiermister, Hazelton. FOR SALE Old cast iron tub, used to heat water, good condition; old bath tub on 4 legs, in very good condition. 878-4841, Bernhard Schwenk, Hebron.

FOR SALE Avon Red Cape Cod dishes, 12 piece set and all accessories, $800 for all. 662-4812, Richard Ginther, Devils Lake. FOR SALE Amish 4 person enclosed buggy, brand new pull shaves, 2 black velveteen adjust. & folding seats, setup for hyd. brakes, has safety lighting & switches, has windows-2 front movable, all naugahyde sides & top, back drop (that you can open) it is very good cond, call for pics; Studebaker hood for 1949-53 truck, good metal with original hood ornament & name plate, $450; 1980 Chevrolet Malibu hood, $150. 628-6949, Rose or Mike Ryan, Stanley. FOR SALE Cylinder heads for Case D, SC, VAC & F20 IHC; engine block for VAC; radiators for VAC, D & WC Chalmers and other misc. parts; radiators, generators & starters for older Chevrolets & Ramblers. 845-4303 after 10 a.m., Henrik Voldal, Valley City. FOR SALE Sears router; antique sitting room furniture; Western hat, Beaver brown, like new; Old Style brand beer sign; pickup topper, gray blue, side doors for fishing rods & guns; computer monitor. 263-1206, Lathan Romsos, Bottineau. FOR SALE Collars & related items; 45 used utility poles, 35’-50’ long; used tires - 6 Bridgestone, 245-75-R16; 4 - 225-60-R16 M&S; 4 used Firestone P265-70-R16 M&S; 3 Michelin P225-60-R16 M&S; 4 Hercules Ultra 215-70-R15; 50’ tower; propane range, includes 2-100 lb. bottles & dble. regulator. 584-2025, Elmer Lemke, Bentley. FOR SALE 1960’s Montgomery Ward Benelli motorcycle for restoration; youth drum set; assortment of vintage stereo components; 1930’s Steamer wardrobe trunk; 1900’s Tiger Oak buffet; framed railroad prints; Frederick Remington print; Otter Creek ND road signs; belt of horse bells; 16” round saw mill blades. 5009522, Monte Reiner, Minot. FOR SALE Collection of salt/pepper shakers; dolls; buttons; dishes; boxes of records & books; old doors; cookbook collection & other collectibles. 748-2665, Byron Grosz, Hazen.


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 10x10 Redwood gazebo, dismantled and stacked on flat bed trailer, good deer stand, plexiglass windows, windows on side slide, door, $500; Rodenator, hand held, Gopher killer, uses propane and oxygen, comes w/ spade, hard hat, goggles, ear headphones protectors & gauges, never used, $1,500. 543-3843, Doug Hannestad, Hatton.

FOR SALE New windshield & left front fender for 93-97’ Dodge Intrepid, $50 ea.; antique hand tools - 109 wrenches, Maytag motor, large trunk, more; complete set of 9 Anderson crank out windows, wood framed metal clad, double paned, excell. cond., over $5,000 new, asking $1,000. 789-0966, Allen Gruman, Cooperstown. FOR SALE Popcorn machine, commercial size, clean & ready to pop corn, $100. 320-2466, Craig Neys, Jamestown.

FOR SALE Air boat pontoon, 26’ custom built, two engine - 90 hp. VW w/hand crafted wooden fan, wind and water + 4 stroke 25 hp. Mercury, new plywood & carpet, live well, canopy, etc., heavy duty trailer, $15,800, would consider trade for small payloader, D4 loader crawler in working condition. 628-6949 or 314-799-6949, Rose or Mike Ryan, Stanley.

FOR SALE 2 garage doors, 9’ wide x 8’ tall. 452-2927, Bernice Vetter or 321-2615, Kevin Vetter, Wishek.

FOR SALE Antiques – Cyclone seed spreader, number setting w/cloth bag, neck strap & crank, USA; 2 box end wrenches for older JD tractors; IH thresh-machine cly. wrench & tooth straightner, USA; 6” post vice, old, USA; old 1 1/2” faucet for barrels USA; JD long loop plow cleves; Toledo bench barrel scale, price numbers & platform counter beam scale & weights; Delaval separater book & 3 milk floats; sourdough starter, 4 oz.; YB & Gum Penn cigar boxes; 2 oblong Silver plates, made by Leonard; silver spoon; old box camera, USA, uses D6 Agfa film; Dexter pencil sharpener from country school; old milk, medicine & pop bottles; H.D. 5x8 cly. w/hoses; old houblers & neck chains for cows; wheelbarrow w/rubber tire, like new; 1 1/2’ open & box ends, 22” long; 2 older box ends for JDs; 6” post vice, good; long loop JD plow cleves; Lock 1 1/2 barrel faucet; 5 hp. Briggs motor w/good water pump, 1” outlet & inlet, double puller; PTO roller pumps, 6 & 8 rollers, 2 like new, good.9344822, Clemens Fleck, Bismarck.

FOR SALE Canning jars, quarts, large mouth or reg. size, 50¢ a dozen. 843-7385, Wilbert Kunz, New Salem.

FOR SALE Marlin Model XL-7, 30-06, syn. stock, scope mts. & rings, $350; Rossi 243 cal., single shot, w/sites, $235; Henry 22 WMR lever action, sites, 18” barrel, $380; Tikka-BarettaForester 30-06, 22” barrel, wood stock, NIB, $580; Savage Model 30, 12 ga., 2 3/4 & 3”, 30” barrel, full choke pump, $260; Savage Model 12, 204 Ruger cal. heavy varmit barrel, Nikon 9x50 scope, syn. stock, $625; Ruger American 22 WMR, syn. stock, scope mounts, NIB, $350; Ruger American 22 LR bolt action, adj. scope & trigger, $350; Ruger 10-22 auto pink syn. stock, 50 Yr. Anniversary Model, sites & mts., $340; Ruger Hawkeye Model 77, 7 MM Magnum, 24” barrel, scope mts., NIB, $625; Remington Field Master Model 572, 22 cal. pump, metal sites, $340; Browning BAR 300 Win Magnum, 24” barrel, Belgium made, sites, $650. 683-4817 or 680-1491, Ed Lund, Lisbon. FOR SALE One gas golf cart, 2017 EZ GO TXT, w/12” wheels, color is Silver with a Metro custom seat, priced below book. 597-3730 or 4009825, larryn@westriv.com, Larry Nagel, Shields. FOR SALE Homco 4 hp. rider mower; old horse saddle; horse drawn dirt scoop; horse drawn flatbed sled; horse drawn potato hiller; antique trunk; antique yard fence. 9452379, Jack Vadnie, Clifford.

FOR SALE 15 gal. 4 wheeler sprayer, like new used about 3 times, always inside, $50; men’s Pure Polaris helmet, like new, used once or twice, $75 obo. 246-3426 or 550-0959, Jay Heinz, Rolette.

FOR SALE Beautiful upright piano; clean 1990 Cobra Sierra, 28’ 5th whl. travel trailer for recreation or monitoring grain drying; antique bathtub w/metal claw fee.. 351-0913, Paul Overby, Wolford. FOR SALE 60 lb. Grand Vulcan anvil in fair condition. 720-5327, Jim Locken, Minot. FOR SALE Black – tuck & roll 2 person buggy, shafts, inflatable tires, $800; Black – Amish made 2 seater buckboard,all 4 wheels - have hard rubber shafts, $2,500; blonde sleigh, 2 person w/open area in back, shafts, $1,800; smaller buckboard, work in progress, woodwork done, stained dark brown, seat not done, parts there, back set of whls. on, need to finish front, need to do the 5th whl. drive, do have shafts-not done, hardware is there, $500. 543-3843, Deb Hannestad, Hatton. WANTED John Deere chain saws, 60V or 55V, made by Echo, running or for parts. 556-4605 lv. message, Steve Loe, Moorhead. WANTED Prairie dog hunters to hunt on my land. Make reservations now. larryn@westriv. com, 597-3730, Larry Nagel, Shields. WANTED Old advertising signs, thermometers, gas pumps, cs, guns, coffee tins, North Dakota trade tokens and other items. 628-2130 evenings, Jerry Lumley, Stanley. WANTED 1806 Red Tomahawk highway sign; 1960s and 1970s rock n roll records; Marantz turn tables and speakers; laser disc movies; cast iron banks; 1950s - 1960s panel truck. 500-9522, Monte Reiner, Minot. WANTED 300 Winchester short mag rifle w/good scope. 261-4069, Rodney Keller, Fargo. WANTED 4 – 225-75R15 mud and snow tires for older model Ford F150 pickup. 337-5836, Mike Carlson, Douglas. WANTED WWII German, Japanese & American military items - daggers, swords, medals, badges, patches, Purple Heart medals, uniforms, hats, helmets, flags equipment,

camouflage items, leather flight jackets and anything related to 164th Infantry Regiment in WWII. 200-7125, John Grindahl, Fargo. WANTED Westland gas/oil station advertising stuff; signs, oil cans, clocks, thermometers, & gas pumps or anything else with the Buffalo logo, would also be interested in other brands of gas/oil stuff if you have them, old advertising signs, crocks, jugs, clocks or thermometers with advertising, road signs, traps, shell boxes, guns, tokens, marbles, anvils, pop or medicine bottles, tin coffee cans, ND pottery, carnival glass. 220-5746 or 258-0420, Val Ganje, WANTED 10 gauge double barrel shotguns in good working condition; firearms collections. 720-5327, Jim Locken, Minot. GIVE AWAY Fax machine & music books, like new. 349-5365, Esther Wolff, Ellendale.

VEHICLES FOR SALE 1961 Corvair convertible, restoration or parts, motor & all parts w/vehicle. 782-4303, Leo Schiermister, Hazelton.

FOR SALE 1968 Chevy K10 pickup, half-ton, 4-wheel drive, 350 V8, 4 speed manual, power steering, power brakes, rally wheels, classic style side 8’ bed, $7,000 obo. 238-8611, Jim Jondahl, jimjondahl@cableone.net, Fargo. FOR SALE 2005 Silver Ford Mustang w/Cobra rims, 97,000 mi., 4.0L V6, $6,500. 764-6410, Casey Lund, Killdeer. FOR SALE, 2004 Honda Civic EX, 4 dr. w/sun roof. 5009522, Monte Reiner, Minot. FOR SALE 1997 Ford F350 XLT, 460 auto, crew cab, 4x4, 8’ box w/Starcraft pop-up camper, running boards, will sell separately, $10,000 obo. 263-4347 or 871-0639, Dwight Olson, Bottineau. FOR SALE 1992 F150 Ford w/new battery & tune up, tires are excellent, 2WD, 4 spd. manual transmission, bedliner & 2 gas tanks, almost 170,000 miles, $650. 724-3670 or 680-1252, Diann Aberle, Forman. FOR SALE 1981 Buick Century, auto on floor, bucket seats, air, factory installed V8 4.3L motor, mint condition; 1951 Straight Eight Buick. larryn@westriv.com, 597-3730, Larry Nagel, Shields. FOR SALE 1970 Ford F600 single axle farm truck, box, hoist and roll tarp; 1975 Chevy single axle farm truck, box, hoist, roll tarp, 66,000 actual miles; 82’ Chevy Silverado half-ton pickup, 6.2 diesel, 4x4, auto.; 1980 Chevy 3/4 ton, 4-wheel drive, 4 speed, 4-10 gears, fifth wheel plate; 84’ Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton, 2 wheel drive; fixer uppers or for parts. 947-5871, Darrell Anderson, Sheyenne.

FOR SALE 1989 Ford F150 pickup, 2 WD, Radco topper, 54,000 mi., 392 ci., auto, AC, PS, 2 gas tanks, excell. tires and cond., currently licensed, always garaged, 1 owner. 9528973 - Glen Nagel or 368-1499 - Boyce, Jamestown.


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FOR SALE 1992 F150 w/new battery & tune up, tires are excellent, 2WD, 4 spd. manual transmission, bedliner & 2 gas tanks, almost 170,000 miles, $650. 724-3670 or cell 680-1252. Diann Aberle, Forman FOR SALE 1966 Dodge 500, 50,000 orig. mi., 361 ci. V8 engine & 5x2 transmission, 16’ box w/ hoist, unit is sound, stored inside, has new 900x20 tires, & new roll tarp, $4,200 obo. 320-7395, Alan Bergman, Jud.

FEED AND SEED FOR SALE Flax straw - round bales, net wrapped. 9384723, Ken Weisz, Halliday.

FOR SALE 2017 Alfalfa hay - 27; 2017 grass hay - 24; 2016 grass hay - 5, take all for $3,000, baled w/Case 8480. 543-3843, Deb Hannestad, Hatton.

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Price reduced, commercial property for sale, large shop, school building and all of block 9, Alamo ND, gymnasium has been renovated into a 66 x 120 shop w/18’ overhead door, has 400 amp, 3 phase service, school is 3 floors, floors are approx. 80x80, all brick construction, potential for commercial water development as there is a high producing well on property, $150,000. 570-4660, Rocky Hewson, Alamo.

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LIVESTOCK FOR SALE Bred herd of Black Aged cows, 80-90 head, bred to Black bulls for fall delivery. 878-4966 days, 878-4957 nights, Chester Brandt, Hebron.


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