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Former ag commish Vogel speaks about 1980’s farm crisis at law symposium DECEMBER 2019


GET TO KNOW A FARMERS UNION INSURANCE AGENCY

Al Weigel Agency NAPOLEON, WISHEK, STEELE My name is Al Weigel. I live in Napoleon and was raised on our family farm. My main office is in Napoleon, but I also have offices in Wishek and Steele. I started my insurance career in December of 1995, almost 25 years ago. Where does the time go? I have one daughter, Ashley, and she works as a customer service representative (CSR) for me. She is married and has given me four beautiful grandchildren: Riley (13 years old), Bryn Lee (9), Kamden (5) and Paxton (3). They live right across the street from my house, so I see them often. I remember when I was a kid growing up on our farm, my parents had Farmers Union Insurance, and the agent would stop once a year and have supper with us, and then go over my parents’ insurance policy. I would sit at the table and listen to the adults visit about our farm. Little did I know, I would be

doing the same thing later in my life. I was in sales with two other companies before deciding to move back to my hometown and take over this agency. I really love what I do. There are many challenges with being an agent, but also many rewards. It is very satisfying when you sell and service the policies and know you have taken good care of your customers. Throughout my career, I have met some really great people: my customers, fellow agents, managers and all of the personnel in our Jamestown office. This is one big family, and I feel we all care about each other and taking care of our policyholders. I plan to continue my career for quite a few years yet, as I can’t imagine not being a Farmers Union Insurance agent. Every day, I look forward to coming to work. My office staff – Ashley, Roni, Megan and Annette – are all very serious about their jobs and always put our customers’ needs first. I have had many

Al Weigel Agency 201 Lake Avenue West Napoleon ND 58561 PH: (701) 754-2665

UNION FARMER MAGAZINE Volume 66 • Number 12

The UNION FARMER is published monthly by North Dakota Farmers Union at 1415 12th Ave SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. EDITOR: Chris Aarhus 800-366-8331 ext. 118 caarhus@ndfu.org Annual subscription is $30 with membership. Periodicals postage paid at Fargo, ND. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: NDFU • PO Box 2136 Jamestown, ND 58402-2136 Copies mailed this issue: 29,238 • USPS 016-211

compliments about the way my CSRs do their jobs. Locally, I am a member of the Napoleon Business Association, and I’m an FFA alum. A good agent works for and hopefully does their best for both the customers and the company.

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For NDFU, it’s about finding solutions

In a year where family farmers and ranchers are living and experiencing many challenges, we need to be extremely innovative in finding solutions. We have focused on public dollars for disasters due to trade and extreme weather conditions. This is helping, but it’s only a Band-Aid for the challenge we face in the economic storm that is playing out. In real purchasing power considering inflation, farmers are asked to provide the most inexpensive and highest quality food in the world. This simply means overproducing the demand for food continuously, enabling the consumer to benefit on the backs of agriculture and specifically on the loss of individual family farms and ranches. This may sound harsh, but in a country that spends the least amount of individual income on food in the world, less than 10% of disposable income, food is taken for granted and farm bills are scoffed at due to public dollars of support. If consumers had all the facts, they would gladly support the less than 1% of the federal budget that funds the food security system in this nation. NDFU will continue to fight to strengthen the farm bill. We are working to bring equity to the Market Facilitation Program, including basis costs and crops that are indirectly harmed due to their relationship in price to our primary exported crops. We will work to expand and fully fund the WHIP+ program to cover more producers that have faced adverse weather conditions. We will continue to

publish and distribute essential information for those facing economic stress. This still is not enough, so we are exploring other avenues to draw attention to the economic plight of family farms and ranches. Each of these will be long-term efforts. Some may stop based on limited potential for success. We are considering farmerowned investment structures to help diversify farm income. We are considering a farmer-food think tank to identify avenues to connect farm surplus with a billion chronically hungry people around the world. We are highly focused on advancing renewable fuels, including E30 and biodiesel. We are creating consumer education concepts, from children’s books to our social media presence, to tell our story. NDFU believes that successful and profitable agriculture is achievable. It is simply having a better understanding of the challenges and a willingness by all players to develop a system to maintain our successful food production system. We should never risk our abundance of food. It is essential to our success as a developed country in the world. The current profit challenges in agriculture are not inevitable. It is current choices and an unwillingness to address the underlying challenge of undervalued commodities. Farmers and ranchers, it is time to step up and participate in finding solutions to this ongoing dilemma.

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North Dakota Farmers Union • Dec. 13-14 • Bismarck Event Center

State Convention Friday, Dec. 13

7:30 a.m. Registration opens 8 a.m. Frayne Olson, NDSU crop economist 9:30 a.m. Convention convenes; FUMIC annual meeting 11 a.m. President’s Report –­Mark Watne 11:40 a.m. District caucuses and lunch 1:10 p.m. Jay Debertin, CHS President and CEO 2:15 p.m. Nominations for candidates for NFU delegates, NDFU president, vice president and district directors; Bylaws Committee preliminary report 2:30 p.m. Dan Hildebrandt, Farmers Union Industries President & CEO 3 p.m. Policy and Action debate 5 p.m. Social with appetizers 6 p.m. Live auction 6:30 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. Live music, “Hard Day’s Night” (Beatles tribute band)

Saturday, Dec. 14

7 a.m. Voting begins; Registration opens 8 a.m. Convention reconvenes 8:10 a.m. Financial report 8:30 a.m. Farmers Union Insurance presentation 9:15 a.m. Member Q & A with NDFU President Mark Watne and FUI CEO Mark Anderson 10:30 a.m. Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union president 11:05 a.m. Tom Halvorson, President and CEO of CoBank 12:10 p.m. Lunch 1:15 p.m. Convention reconvenes; SYAC presentations 1:45 p.m. Policy and Action debate Sen. John Hoeven Rep. Kelly Armstrong 4 p.m. NDFU Bylaws consideration; Policy and Action continues; Final report of Credentials Committee; Elections Committee report; Introduction of new board members 5:30 p.m. Torchbearer Award ceremony; Speaker: Josh Kramer, CEO and GM of NDAREC; Bergman Scholarship presentation 6:30 p.m. Torchbearer banquet & Cadet giveaway 8 p.m. Cub Cadet Giveaway & Live music, “Too Old To Stand”

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American Agricultural Law Association symposium • Nov. 7-9 • Arlington, Va.

LEARNING THE 1980’S

ARLINGTON, Va. – Armed with a big smile, Sarah Vogel moves humbly about in a room full of agricultural lawyers — her short, light steps unassuming for an ag law giant who once stood with 240,000 family farmers against the United States Department of Agriculture and won. Her presentation during a breakout at the 40th annual American Agricultural Law Association symposium in Arlington, Va., – across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. – is a half-hour long, but on this day she’s confined to 15 minutes. Vogel rushes through it, hitting the high points – today’s ag crisis could only be the start, and programs like ag credit counseling and the North Dakota Ag Mediation Service need to be ramped up to accommodate farmers in trouble. Vogel’s public service to North Dakota is wellknown. She was an assistant attorney general in 1985 before her election as North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture in 1988, serving in that role until 1997. Prior to that, Vogel was lead counsel in Coleman v. Block, which ruled that the Farmers Home Administration needed to provide fair hearings and timely notice for the right to apply for deferral of farm payments. And during the 1980’s farm crisis – a credit calamity led by skyrocketing interest rates – Vogel was instrumental in making sure farmers received that help. In her advice to ag lawyers in the room, Vogel preached empathy. “I was the first lawyer many of my clients ever worked with – many of them hadn’t ever gotten a speeding ticket,” she said. “They were very anxious and stressed.” Vogel added the importance of understanding farmers throughout the process, particularly when it appears economic conditions are collapsing. “A paralyzed, depressed farmer is barely going to be able to get out of bed, much less come to your office and answer deposition questions,” Vogel said. “An informed attorney can share concrete steps to take and help them to

understand that they’re not alone.” Not unlike the crisis in the late ’80s, Vogel spoke with Roger Johnson at her side. Johnson – who succeeded Vogel as North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture until his election as president of National Farmers Union in 2009 – also spoke about the current farm crisis. Johnson said the farm economy isn’t like the 1980s because of low interest rates but did caution against rising debt. According to the USDA, debtto-asset ratios have risen for the last seven years. And while it’s not to a level that’s sounding alarm bells, farm debt financing is at its highest peak since 1988. Johnson said farmers have taken to off-farm jobs to survive. “For many of those farmers, that off-farm income is larger than the net farm income they receive,” he said. In difficult times, Vogel said ag mediation services help move the process along. But prior to See VOGEL on next page


FROM CRISIS Story and photos by Chris Aarhus, NDFU

Sarah Vogel speaks during a session titled, “The Law of Hard Times: What Lawyers and Policymakers in 2019 Can Learn from the Farm Crisis of the 1980s,” during the 40th annual American Agricultural Law Association symposium in Arlington, Va. NFU President Roger Johnson looks on.


FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

A CRISIS HIDING IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

A global crisis nobody’s talking about? Perhaps. Since September, the World Trade Organization Appellate Body (WTOAB) has been run by three people, down extensively from the normal seven. The WTOAB hears matters on appeal from decisions handed down by the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body, which hears cases brought by one country against another. The WTOAB has been called the “supreme court of world trade.” The United States government has been acting in protest over what it feels is mistreatment by the Appellate Body, a feeling that has increased significantly since the use of tariffs has been ratcheted up. The U.S. has vetoed any confirmations of new judges to the body. The Appellate Body has been functioning, albeit with as small a panel as it can. However, on Dec. 11, two of the three remaining people on the body will see their terms expire, and by rule, the body will cease to operate. Why does this matter? Agriculture is part of the global marketplace, and after a dispute over trade between two countries is decided, this is the body that handles appeals (there are many). The body ultimately decides who is in the right and what will be enforced. Of course, there are two sides to this. Those for the Appellate Body see this as an important part of the process by which trade happens – an impartial international panel that maintains a level playing field. And that those attempting to take down the Appellate Body have a wish for a bilateral world over anything multilateral.

On the other side, currently, is the United States, which feels the panel oversteps its bounds and creates international law, and that the rules and procedures of the body are not voted on and updated enough, leaving “legal gaps” for the panel to fill, arbitrarily. At the American Agricultural Law Association’s annual symposium in Arlington, Va., a four-member expert panel spoke about this crisis that’s about to hit the world stage. It’s clear those in the world of international law are watching this very closely, since there will be no third party to handle appeals of trade disputes between countries. In the panel, Megan Provost of the Farm Foundation said problems with exports are a significant issue of the WTO. In the U.S., agriculture is one of only two sectors that export more than they import (the other is aircraft, as Boeing exports a large chunk of its product), and ag exports statistically are directly tied to farm cash receipts. Joe Glauber of the International Food Policy Research Institute said 109 of the 164 members of the WTO have participated in dispute cases in some form or another. The U.S. has been very active as a complainant, respondent and thirdparty (all cases, not just ag). Glauber said in most cases, other countries are bringing cases against the U.S. But specific to agriculture, the U.S. brings more cases against other countries. The European Union has been the largest recipient of the U.S.’s ire in bringing cases to the WTO, specifically involving agriculture.


American Agricultural Law Association symposium • Nov. 7-9 • Arlington, Va. VOGEL – continued from previous page that, farmers should seek ag credit counseling to get a sense of where they’re at, financially, and to understand their options. “In ag mediation, it’s side A vs. side B,” she said. “If side A is a banker with the head of their farm division and an appraiser, and side B is a farmer who has never experienced anything like this, the outcome is clear. It is not good for the farmer. He won’t know what his real options are. That’s where counseling comes in. Ag credit counseling is vital to the survival of many farms.” Vogel said teamwork made a difference in the late 1980s, as the legislature worked to implement ideas meant to help family farmers such as farm foreclosures that auctioned land off in 40-acre parcels as opposed to quarters or full sections. “The farmer could specify that the home quarter would be the last bit of land sold, and sometimes, the debt would be paid before the home quarter was sold and the farmer could

For WTO ag cases involving the U.S., most are about market access. An analysis from 1995 to 2015 shows the U.S. has won 69.6 percent of all WTO cases in which it was the complainant, and 41.5 percent when it was the defendant (complainants typically win most cases). Bruce Hirsh of Tailwind Global Strategies said the availability of the WTO dispute system helps everyone respect the rules. Hirsch said if parties feel they cannot use the WTO’s system of dispute and appeal, the risk for “tit-for-tat retaliation” is much greater. Daniella Taveau of Bold Text Strategies capped the panel with some commonly believed myths about trade, one of them being that governments make trade happen. “People in

keep his home,” Vogel said. Lawyers, bankers and economists often miss the crisis that can seem so obvious in small communities, Vogel said. “Sometimes, the person most aware of a crisis is the local minister,” she said. Vogel told the room full of ag lawyers to make sure everyone’s heard when sitting down with farmers. “Don’t ignore the women,” she said. “The women are typically the ones paying the most attention. It’s a team, and they both need to be included.” Vogel said she doesn’t anticipate many of the same issues, because of today’s regulatory framework that’s in part based on her work in the 1980s. However, new issues always arise, and in those instances, Vogel encourages lawyers meeting with farmers to do what she did. “I listened,” Vogel said, “because they were teaching me, too.”

business make trade happen.” Taveau said the WTO agreement is a living agreement subject to change and interpretation, and it’s up to the member countries to implement policy changes. “We shouldn’t be so black and white and think the system is broke and be disheartened.” So the clock counts down to Dec. 11, when the WTO appeals process will be indefinitely interrupted. In preparation, Canada and the European Union have agreed on their own appeals body to hear these judgments. That’ll likely be the method used going forward, at least in the interim. Chris Aarhus is the editor of the Union Farmer. He can be reached at caarhus@ndfu.org.



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HARVEST BASKETS

NDFU President Mark Watne, left, delivered a harvest basket to Austin Langley of Warwick where he was farming west of Oberon.


To show appreciation, NDFU surprised nearly 100 farm and ranch families with a lunch and a few snacks.

NDFU’s Mary Jensen, top left, helped deliver baskets to LaMoure and Edgeley, while NDFU’s Mary Mertens and Bri Sorensen gave baskets to farmers at agent Russell Stremick’s Farmers Union Insurance office in Langdon. NDFU delivered baskets to eight communities in late October.


WILD conference attendees enjoyed a variety of speakers at the 2019 WILD Conference in Jamestown.

Cultivating you! WILD conference featured programs on leadership, mental health The annual WILD conference was held Nov. 14-15 and provided a variety of training and topics. “Cultivating You” focused on leadership training and important topics in today’s farming and ranching communities. NDSU Extension brought the Lead Local leadership program to the attendees. Topics covered included a personality assessment, how to manage conflicts in a group, and a collaboration with the Badass Grandmas about the importance of ethics in leadership. The keynote presentation featured blogger and farmer Lesley Kelly from Watrous, Saskatchewan.

Kelly, who is well known for her blog, “High Heels and Canola Fields” and her videos featured on Facebook. Her presentation at the conference tackled a more serious topic: mental health. With the serious struggles and hardships that farmers and ranchers are facing, she shed light on the importance of talking about mental health and stopping the stigma about having the tough conversations. Other featured speakers were Amy Nelson, who spoke about the history of women in the beer brewing industry, and Farmers Union Insurance agent Jennifer Worley.


NDFU members Patti Patrie and Denise Brown participate in a leadership activity.

NDSU Extension Agents Acacia Stuckle and Jodi Bruns presenting the Lead Local program to the conference.

Don Kenna with Prairie Brothers Brewing in Fargo talks about his brewery at the social on Thursday.

Keynote presenter Lesley Kelly discusses the importance of metal health awareness.


PERFORMANCE PET For the past two years, Performance Pet Director of Operations Kevin Hubbard has watched the construction of a new on-site facility in Mitchell, S.D. The facility is representative of the immense success of Farmers Union Industries. In 2015, Performance Pet was purchased by Farmers Union Industries in 2015, which is partially owned by North Dakota Farmers Union. The new facility will allow the business to go from its current output of 5 million cases annually to as many as 20 million. The pet food industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and Performance Pet, with its new capacity, wants to be a bigger part of that. “We’re in the commissioning phases right now,”

Hubbard said. “If everything goes well, we’ll be producing sellable cases the week of Dec. 9.” Performance Pet is a wet pet-food cannery, manufacturing premium and “super-premium” pet food for multiple brands across the country. “We custom-formulate – that’s our niche into the marketplace,” Hubbard said. “Nobody else gets that specific formula.” Performance Pet has been at the forefront in terms of product and service offerings, making sure it exceeds its customers’ expectations. “We take a lot of pride in the quality of our products” Hubbard said. To learn more, go to performancepet.net. To read more about Farmers Union Industries and its commitment to family farms, visit fuillc.com.


FINISHING EXPANSION


Get to know the JOHNATHAN KETELSEN, RAY Ray High School, Grade 11

What is your greatest Farmers Union camp experience? Going to senior camp and meeting all new friends across the state. What is your favorite outdoor recreational activity at camp? Basketball, for sure. What leadership skills do you hope to build this year? I have to create better communication skills.

BENTON MURRAY, VALLEY CITY Valley City High School, Grade 12

What is your greatest Farmers Union camp experience? Being on SYAC. It’s been a goal of mine since junior camp. What is your favorite outdoor recreational activity at camp? Sports tournaments. What leadership skills do you hope to build this year? Confidence, public speaking and be one of the people to lead.

OLIVIA OLSON, VALLEY CITY Valley City High School, Grade 11

What is your greatest Farmers Union camp experience? My greatest camp experience was meeting my soul mate of a best friend in an activity everyone hated except us. What is your favorite outdoor recreational activity at camp? My favorite is a campfire – no competition. What leadership skills do you hope to build this year? I plan to be more confident in myself and ideas but also be willing to take criticism.


2019-2020 SYAC LYDIA OSTER, RAY

Ray High School, Grade 12 What is your greatest Farmers Union camp experience? Getting elected to SYAC. What is your favorite outdoor recreational activity at camp? Drip, drip, splash. What leadership skills do you hope to build this year? Working well as a team.

SAMMI WEBER, LAMOURE LaMoure High School, Grade 11

What is your greatest Farmers Union camp experience? My talent show acts: sung “Pour Some Sugar On Me” (actually had sugar poured on me) in 2018. What is your favorite outdoor recreational activity at camp? Volleyball because it’s super chill and no one expects you to be good. What leadership skills do you hope to build this year? I hope I can learn how to speak in front of bigger crowds than I have.

JOE WOOD, LINCOLN

Bismarck High School, Grade 11 What is your greatest Farmers Union camp experience? Campfires are always fun. Everyone is together, and it’s always a good time. What is your favorite outdoor recreational activity at camp? Probably the sports tournaments. They’re really fun and people enjoy it. What leadership skills do you hope to build this year? I hope to build better communication skills and be less of a shy person.


MFP HAS HELPED WEALTHY, SOUTH

A minority staff report published by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry highlights significant regional and financial inequities in the most recent round of Market Facilitation Program payments. MFP, which was designed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist farmers and ranchers affected by international trade disputes, compensated most commodity grain producers based on a single county rate per planted acre. Although farmers in the North, Midwest and West have experienced the greatest harm from trade disputes, 95 percent of counties receiving the highest payment rates are based in the Southeast. Even in adjacent counties, payment rates sometimes vary by two to three times, arbitrarily putting some farmers at a significant financial disadvantage. Additionally, payments disproportionately helped large-scale operations. By some estimates, more than half of the first round of payments went to just one-tenth of the recipients. Since then, USDA doubled the payment limit for row crops from $125,000 to $250,000 and loosened income restrictions, paving the way for millionaires to claim an even larger share of assistance. Perhaps most troubling is that a significant amount of assistance has been awarded to foreignowned corporations through a separate commodity purchasing program. USDA used funds intended to help American family farmers and ranchers to purchase $78 million worth of pork from Brazilianowned JBS – more than it purchased from any single American pork producer.

MEASURES WOULD IMPROVE ACCURACY OF MEAT LABELING

There is a great deal of confusion around meat labeling in the United States. Currently, countryof-origin labeling is required for a number of commodities, including fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish and chicken. However, as of 2015, it has been prohibited for beef, pork and lamb, meaning that consumers cannot identify where their meat comes from. To add to the confusion, beef that is raised outside of the United States but processed here can still carry a “Product of U.S.A.” label. In the Senate, two legislative measures were recently put forward to improve the accuracy of

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meat labeling. The first, introduced by Montana sen. Jon Tester, is a resolution to reinstate mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork. National Farmers Union (NFU) has advocated for COOL for 35 years in order to provide more information for consumers and to allow American farmers to differentiate their products. The second measure is a bill introduced by South Dakota Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to limit “Product of U.S.A.” labeling to meat that was born, raised and slaughtered in the United States. NFU supports both efforts and will continue its decades-long fight for truth in labeling.

NFU URGES MORE TRANSPARENCY IN RENEWABLE FUELS POLICY

In light of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing misappropriation of small refinery exemptions (SREs), the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change within the Committee on Energy and Commerce hosted a hearing on how those exemptions have undermined the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the American biofuels industry. During the hearing on “Protecting the RFS: The Trump Administration’s Abuse of Secret Waivers,” representatives from the ethanol, biodiesel and fuel refinery industries and an Iowa farmer provided testimony on the waivers, which have eliminated demand for 4 billion gallons of biofuels over the last three years. As a result, nearly 30 ethanol and biodiesel plants have halted production, stranding workers and cutting off an important market for farmers. The EPA has thus far provided neither an explanation as to how the agency determines eligibility for exemptions nor adequate warning, which has created significant market volatility and uncertainty. In addition to soliciting feedback on the waivers’ implications, the subcommittee is also considering H.R. 3006, a bill that would set an annual deadline of June 1 for small refineries to petition for an exemption from the upcoming year’s volume requirements as well as require public disclosure of any information included in those petitions.


To those who have already donated ...

THANK YOU!

FOR YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO THE NDFU FOUNDATION Donations of more than $1,000 are recognized at the state office on the NDFU Donor Recognition wall. Giving levels include: COBALT – $1,000 to $4,999 BRONZE – $5,000 to $14,999 GOLD – $15,000 and above. Donations can be mailed to: NDFU Foundation, P.O. Box 2136, Jamestown, ND 58402-2136 Please note if the gift is in honor of someone. For more information, contact Lucy Bardell, assistant to the president, at 701-952-0114 or lbardell@ndfu.org. The NDFU Foundation was established in 2000 to raise funds for Farmers Union’s renowned youth education program. As a Farmers Union supporter, you are part of a larger mosaic – a piece of the spirit and light – that can help establish a permanent, sustainable fund for NDFU’s youth program. Please consider a donation.


CLASSIFIEDS

Ads must be submitted through the online form at www.ndfu.org. Click “Classifieds” at the very bottom of ndfu.org and follow the instructions. Ads must be re-submitted each month. No exceptions! Deadline is the 15th of every month. Limit 75 words. MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE CURRENT!

FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 852 NH AUTO WRAP BALER, $1000, also 851 auto wrap $500, both are in good condition plus many new and used baler parts. Good hydrostatic drives from a 400 swather $125 a side or $200 for the set. Vintage steel wheels about 48 inches across $50 each. Horse drawn 5 foot mower and 2 bottom plow. 701-424-3670, Jerry Miller, Streeter. TIRE, 16.5 x 16.1 SL, 14 ply; 28x26 L bar tires on rims, two, nice condition; Wheel hubs for 86 series IH tractor; Set of wheat concaves for 1460 IH combine with many other parts. 701-771-8653, Kenny Heilman, Rugby. 2001 JD 930F HEAD, good condition, ready for harvest. Single point connector, metal fingers full length of auger, reel fingers are excellent, with John Deere conventional style trailer that has been lengthened to 30 feet and has tail lights. Asking $8500; New 33X15.50 - 16.5 NHS Gallaxy 10 ply tire mounted on a new John Deere; 8 hole rim that fits the main frame on a JD 1890 no till air seeder. Included is a “new in box” spare tire mounting bracket for the above tire and rim. $400 for all three items. 701-256-4473, Richard Wilhelmi, Nekoma. 4 WHEEL STEEL TRAILER, 15-30 McCormick Tractor, 2 Cream Separators, , Late-Model Super M, W/Live PTO, 1 new tire LT245-75R-17 Load Range E, Saddle & 2 Bridles, 1905 JD Metal Corn Sheller. Covered wagon running gear. 1950 2-wheel bicycle. Horse potato cultivator. Small square bale buncher. larryn@westriv. com. 701-597-3730, Larry Nagel, Shields. 1956 MASSEY HARRIS, 333 wide front, factory 3 ft. spin out rear wheels. Excellent tin, runs good, needs paint. $2000 firm; Used snowblower, good shape, 6 ft. 701391-6865, Ron Gessele, Bismarck. NUMEROUS HOPPER BINS; Case IH 75A Farmall FWA tractor w/540 loader,no cab, 202 hours; Mayrath 6x28ft grain auger w/ engine; 40 used Lange anhydrous knives; anhydrous nitrolator w/hyd shut off & hoses; steel fence posts; used cultivator shovels; transition & aeration screens & fans; 25ft heavy duty 5/8 alloy log chain; closing wheels plus hardware for 50ft 3320 Bourgault air seeder; electric Hudson stock tank heater. 701-629-9003, Doug Halden, Stanley.

BUCKETS, 8’ MDS heavy duty rock/brush/ scrap bucket; 7’&8’ MDS Euro-global buckets; 8’MDS-JD ClassicTach 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 adaptor from skid steer to Euro-Global; MDS rock badger; 10’ MDS heavy snow pusher w/ skid steer attach; Skidsteer 5000 lb pallet forks (1 hydr. adjust); 4 used Bobcat buckets; 701709-0103, Allen Wald, Edgeley.

WANTED IH TRACTORS; 806, 1206, 1256, 1456, 1066, and others. John Deere 5010, 5020, 6030, 4520, 4620; Others: MM 900, 1000, 1050, 1355, others; All Oliver’s newer than 1960. Will buy all running or not. 701-6282130. Jerry Lumley, Stanley.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE NEW REAR LEAF SPRINGS for 1988 to 1998 GM or chevy k-1500 or ¾ ton pickup. 5 leaf. paid $385 new. Would like to get $200, or trade for grill guard for 1996 k1500. 701-251-1165, Myron Kamlitz, Jamestown. PARTING OUT 1976 FORD PICKUP, rebuilt 390 motor with good transfer case 4 speed manual transmission and Ford 9 inch rear end also matching front end. 701424-3670, Jerry Miller, Streeter. AKC REGISTERED PUPPIES, Great Pyrenees livestock guardian puppies. 701460-7910, Chris Blotter, Turtle Lake.

TIRES, JD 10 bolt 18.4x42 duals @50% w/ 85mm hubs; 1-20.8R42 Goodyear DT-710 @95%; 2-new 18.4x34x8ply; 2-new Titan 18.4x38x8ply; 2- 16.9x26x10ply FWD’s @70%; New 18.4x30x12ply Titan R-4 tread for SP discbine; 2-new Goodyear 520/85R42; 4 Goodyear 620/70R42 @75%; 4 Firestone 620/70R42 @50%; 2 new 14.9x24x8ply & 2 new 16.9x24x8ply (combine rears); 8 new 285/75R24.5x16ply steer or trailer tires; many others. 701-7090103, Allen Wald, Edgeley. PELLET STOVE. Virginia Oven Works; APF AR style rifle, new in box with Vortex red dot sight. Set up for shoulder carry. Extra clip. 701-882-3245, Roger Evanson, Lisbon.

WANTED BUDD WHEELS, 20x7, 6 lug with 6.5 inch pilot hole and 9 inch bolt pattern. Tires not needed. I’ll be using for restoration of an old army truck. Call or text. 701-308-1371, Greg Anderson, Jamestown. PRAIRIE DOG HUNTERS to come & hunt on my land. Make reservations now. Email: larryn@westriv.com. 701-597-3730, Larry Nagel, Shields. OLD STUFF, ND License Plates, advertising signs from old gas stations or old country stores, arrowheads found in ND, or anything else that you might have that’s old and interesting. 701-220-5746, Val Ganje, Bismarck.

RAILROAD TIES; Four nice wagon wheels with a center pole; 200 gallon stainless steel tank. 701-771-8653, Kenny Heilman, Rugby. SEMI VAN WATER TRAILER, tanks, cones, pump, hose reel, etc. Semi van storage trailer; 20’ x 8’ Container; 40’ x 8’ Container. 701-474-5780, Richard Rydell, Fairmount. TABLE SAW, Old Sears and Roebuck tilt bed table saw. Year 1941. Made by Dunlap. $100. 701-302-0037, Roger Westby, New Rockford. RAFTERS, 35 new, 32 ft with a 24 inch overhang, plus two end rafters, 4 ½ pitch. 701-769-2472, August Rahlf, Sutton. RATCHETT SOCKET TOOL SET, 1 3/4 inch Black hawk complete with many tools, $200 OBO; storage cabinet with shelves, size 77” highx47” widex14” deep, excellent condition, $30 OBO; portable dorm fridge, excellent condition, $30; 4 drawer filing cabinet, $50 OBO; 2 wheel trailer w/rubber tires, steel frame, wood box, 8’ long x 41” wide, good shape, good for farm use, $30 OBO; leave message if no answer. 701663-7973, Chris Heim, Mandan. GIVEAWAY, 5 hp Craftsman garden tiller and 21 hp Craftsman riding lawn mower. Neither run. 701-696-2572, James Enlow, Manvel. SEARS ALTERNATOR, 115-230 volts, 4000 watts, 10 hp, trolling motor. 701-2700184, Harold Severson, Lakota.

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KAWASAKI SIDE BY SIDE, 2510 Mule, high & low range 4 wheel drive, windshield & roll bars, 490 actual hours. 701-6299003, Doug Halden, Stanley.

TRAVEL WITH US HAWAII Feb. 4-12

Three-Island Adventure Volcanoes National Park Pearl Harbor & more $4,999 (double occupancy)

Go to ndfu.org for details or call 800-366-8331 ext. 108

THE CAROLINAS Feb. 21-March 6

Savannah, Georgia Boone Hall Plantation Charleston, South Carolina Biltmore Estates NFU Convention & more $2,200 (double occupancy)


Planting the seeds for

SAFER WORKERS

NDSC’s 47TH ANNUAL SAFETY & HEALTH

Tuesday, February 25 through Thursday, February 27, 2020 Monday, February 24 thru Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pre-Conference: Monday, February 24 Bismarck Event Center • Bismarck, ND Bismarck Event Center

Prepare yourself for an immersive training experience designed to inspire, engage and equip you to build a safer workplace. You’ll find a number of relevant topics at our 2020 event, including: • Machine Guarding • Rescue Advancements • OSHA Compliance

• Electrical Program Auditing • Driver Safety • Safety Leadership

• Worker Fatigue • Behavior Based Safety • Safety Culture Assessment

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