South Dakota Farm & Ranch December 2021

Page 1

PRESORTED STANDARD ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 55 MITCHELL, SD

Local Postal Customer

DECEMBER 2021

FARMERS GRAPPLE WITH RISING INPUT COSTS THANKFUL FOR PROTECTION

Ag inspectors nip pests and weeds at the border


A warm and friendly handshake,

A happy smile or two... May that heartwarming holiday spirit

Reside with each of you. As we welcome another holiday season, we’d like to share our best wishes with all of the friends, neighbors and customers who make our community a home. We greatly appreciate your trust in us, and we look forward to serving you again soon in the New Year!

This holiday message is brought to you by these supportive businesses.

Thank you to our area Farmers and Ranchers!

ALPENA

Coop Service

Checking Services • Savings CD’S • IRA’S Mortgages • Vehicle & Personal Loans

831 Main Ave • Alpena, SD

COMMUNITY BANK OF AVON

605-849-3341

• EXPERIENCED • RELIABLE • SERVICE OF CROP INSURANCE

We offer propane, gas & diesel products

Meyerink Farm Service www.meyerinkfs.com

1-800-658-2293 • 605-337-2621

Farm Tire Service 720 N. Main, Mitchell 996-7709 1-800-529-0061 www.grahamtire.com

A Good Bank in a Good Community!

Since 1985

Mitchell, SD Chamberlain, SD 990-2376 234-6086

Winner, SD 842-3050

www.statewideag.com

Statewide Ag Insurance is an equal opportunity provider/employer

118 N Main St. • Avon, SD

605-286-3213

ROLLING HILLS WE OFFER GREAT PRICES! • FOOD • FUEL WE OFFER • CLEAN GREATSTORE PRICES! • FOODSERVICE • FUEL • FRIENDLY • CLEAN STORE • FRIENDLY SERVICE

VETERINARY CLINIC

102 1st Street NE Wessington Springs, SD

605-539-1040

I-90 & US Hwy 281 Plankinton, SD281 I-90 & US Hwy Plankinton, SD 605-942-7138 605-942-7138

ORDER CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS:

Mike Fastnacht 605-350-0867

Appliance Sales & Service Heating & Cooling Services Electrical Wiring Generators

Mike Polancheck 605-770-6537 or 605-539-0236 Al Meier 605-770-9679

www.mpmseeds.net

2 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH DECEMBER 2021

Business: 605-770-2957 Home: 605-449-4939

Emery, SD | Carl Nordwald

Agents

Excavation & Utility Construction of All Types

1140 Spruce Street PO Box 128 Alexandria, SD 57311 605.239.4513

Chris Nelson General Manager

Tony & Jodi Wolf, Owners 1004 South Ben Street PO Box 89 Parkston, SD 57366

605-337-3374

36590 SD Hwy 44 • Platte, SD

www.pharmco.com

www.centralec.coop 800-477-2892 • 605-996-7516

Scott & Mary Tilberg,

LOCATIONS IN Platte • Chamberlain Kimball • Winner

605-928-7335 1-888-595-6717


INSIDE THIS ISSUE On the cover

Farmers grapple with rising input costs...............6

All of us at Wolf’s Auto & Truck Repair would like to wish you Heartfelt Greetings of Love, Health, Happiness & Joy. We wish you a Blessed Holiday Season Tony & Jodi Wolf – Owners TONY WOLF — Owner/ Mechanic 41 years experience Certified ASE Master

JACOB MOEGE — Mechanic 9 years experience Certified ASE Master • Diesel certifiedtechnician

NICK COLLINS — USMARINE Mechanic 9 years experience

ALL MAKES OF VEHICLES CARS, PICK-UPS & DIESEL: LIGHT, MEDIUM, & HEAVY DUTYTRUCKS Brakes and Strut Work | Transmission and Engine Overhaul RV/Motor Home Repair | Full Line of Diagnostic Repair WE NOW OFFER AND SERVICE ALL TIRES -AUTO-PICKUP-SEMI-MOUNT & BALANCE

Features

Soil.... ................................................. 4 One-women bean operation.............. 5 Nip pests and weeds.......................... 8

God Bless All Our Military Menand Women. God Bless the Farmers, Ranchers, & All Front line workers – We are here for you. 1004 South Ben Street •PO Box 89 • Parkston, SD 57366 605-928-7335 • 1-888-595-6717 ASE Master certified/ASE Master Diesel certified, DOT Inspection certified, AirConditioner certified.

Publisher JO N I H A R M S Editor L U K E H AG EN Advertising Director LO R I E H A N S EN Layout Designer JEN PH I L L I PS South Dakota Farm & Ranch is an agricultural publication dedicated to informing SD and Midwest area farmers & ranchers about current topics and news. This publication fits the niche of our unique farmers and ranchers of the Midwest, and the diverseness we have in our area. Although the Missouri River divides our state, we are all South Dakotans and thank the land for supporting us each and every day. Our readers may be livestock ranchers or row crop farmers, and everywhere in between, however, we all have a common goal in mind. We feed and support the growing population, and want the next generation to find that same love and support that agriculture can offer. We’re all South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers’ and when you advertise in South Dakota Farm & Ranch, you are immersing your company, product, and service into a growing community of dedicated farmers and ranchers. Welcome to South Dakota Farm & Ranch! To subscribe to this FREE publication, contact South Dakota Farm & Ranch.

AGRICULTURE IS A TOUGH BUSINESS. YOUR LENDER SHOULD BE, TOO. We deliver financial strength to help you grow, attractive rates to give you an edge, insurance to protect your risk and cash-back dividends that deliver something more. Learn more by calling the Mitchell office at 605-996-2774. 401 Cabela Drive Mitchell, SD fcsamerica.com

Contact Us PO BOX 1288 • MITCHELL , SD 605-996-5514

sdfarmandranch

DECEMBER 2021 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH 3


TREATING PROBLEMS, NOT SYMPTOMS Conference brings soil experts to Aberdeen

S

oil health is the new hot topic in agriculture. It’s showing up everywhere from government policy discussions to industry initiatives, from news articles to documentary films. Why is it so important? “Soil health is the foundation of the whole food production system and life itself. Everything comes from the soil and returns to the soil,” South Dakota State University Extension Soils Field Specialist Anthony Bly said. “You may think that’s a biblical thing, but it’s reality. It’s truth.” Bly, along with several other speakers, will bring his soil management expertise to the Sixth Annual Soil Health Conference, Jan. 18-19, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Aberdeen, SD. “We degrade our soil health, we degrade our soil, we degrade our food production system, and the scarcity of food increases, and it’ll change society,” Bly said. “If we want to maintain our free society and be able to make our own decisions, we need strong natural resources, and soil is probably the most important.” Burleigh County (North Dakota) Soil Conservation District Conservationist Jay Fuhrer agrees that the problem of degraded soils must be taken seriously. “If we look at our present resource concerns in the Northern Plains, we all kind of know what they are. It’s wind erosion. It’s water erosion. It’s salinity. It’s carbon deficient soils. We know this,” Fuhrer said. “It’s very similar to resource concerns that have been identified

since agricultural production was documented. These are a lot of things that brought down civilizations.” Fuhrer, who is an educator at the Menoken Research Farm near Bismarck, ND, worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service for 40 years. “I think really what we’re talking about here would be the difference between treating a symptom and treating a problem,” he said. Fuhrer said the first half of his career was spent treating the symptoms of degraded soils, and that frustration led him on “a quest for somewhat of a bigger picture in terms of what was happening and why.” As he learned more about soil health and how to improve it, he could begin to treat the real problem instead of just the symptoms. “My goal is real simple,” Fuhrer said. “My goal is to farm forever. When I have that as my goal, it helps me put a lot of other things in perspective.” Kris Nichols, senior soil scientist for the Food Water Wellness Foundation, said that unlike many other tools in agriculture that only address one issue, soil health management is “a consortia of activity that can have cascading impacts that could be beneficial.” Those beneficial impacts address a variety of issues, she said. “It isn’t just helping with nutrient cycling and nutrient availability,” Nichols said. “It can help with water infiltration rates and water holding capacity, can help with reducing compaction for

By Stan Wise SD Soil Health Coalition

better root growth, can help with aeration, being able to get good gas exchange between the soil and the surface.” One exciting benefit of soil health is the nutritional value of food, Nichols said. “I think one of the things that is really starting to occur is a lot of discussion around linking the soil microbiome to the gut microbiome of animals,” she said. “And so, as we start to gain more understanding of the soil functions to be able to provide all of those elements that we need for our own health as animals, we are really seeing how that soil microbiome is basically setting up what the gut microbiome needs.” Another major benefit of improved soil health is resilience to weather extremes. Steve Kenyon operates Greener Pastures Ranching, a custom grazing operation in Alberta, Canada. He uses regenerative grazing practices on roughly 3,500 acres which he uses to graze about 1,400 head of cattle. Those practices paid off this year. “Our growing season here, precipitation averages 15 inches per season. This year we were under four,” Kenyon said. This severe drought had only a minor effect on the land he has managed for 20 years. “We barely noticed it. Cattle didn’t go home early. We didn’t destock. We still grazed until the middle of October at least,” he said. “The land we’ve only been managing for three years? Yeah, it was severely affected by the drought.” ⊳

South Dakota Farm & Ranch

Will You Protect Your Calves?

Your trusted agricultural news source for generation after generation!

Scours Protection

Makes CENTS!

• Full Service/Supplies - On Farm or Haul-In • Pelvic Measure and Bangs Vaccinate Heifers

Lakeview Veterinary Clinic 2020 W. Haven, Mitchell 996-3242 4 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH DECEMBER 2021

13,000+ copies are direct-mailed every month to rural households in our 19-county coverage area. Call your sales rep for information 605-996-5514


MINNESOTA

FARMER LAUNCHES

ONE-WOMAN BEAN OPERATION By Melinda Lavine Duluth News Tribune MOOSE LAKE, Minn. — Britt Johnson sorts a mound of shiny, white beans speckled with burgundy, as they lightly rattle against a metal screen. Bit by bit, she discards any that are chipped, discolored or shriveled. “Oh I missed one. Farmer bean,” Johnson says, grabbing the tiny legume with her thumb and forefinger. Larger farms have technology that does this; Johnson does it by hand. She’s behind Polish Farmer, Moose Lake’s onewoman heirloom dry-bean and produce operation. It’s Johnson’s second year on her 40 acres. “COVID has shown that supply chains don’t always work out. As a society, we’re realizing we should stick close to home when it’s something as important as our food,” Johnson said. You grow up thinking there’s limited types of bean — pinto, kidney, black — but many have more flavor and a lot of characteristics that aren’t sought after in largescale agriculture because they don’t hold well or they don’t have as high of yield, Johnson said. She chooses hers based on their natural beauty and flavor. In Johnson’s shop sat bags of Jacob’s Cattle, a bean with lively maroon with white splotches; and Dalmation-like Calypso, with black and white spots. Arikara, Marfax and Tiger’s Eye are also among the 10 varieties Johnson grows. Some varieties she grows can be traced to Indigenous tribes in North America and South America. Farmers are fortunate to be able to grow these beans that other generations have taken the time to preserve, she said. Johnson graduated from college with an elementary education degree. She then signed up to teach English abroad, and moved to Kazakhstan for six months. “Everyone around me has a garden, everyone around was raising an animal for their meat, and I brought that home and started a garden in my mom’s yard,” she recalled. She then began farming internships in southern Alaska and Wisconsin before eventually working at Food Farm and Stone’s Throw Farm in Wrenshall, Minnesota. Originally from St. Paul, she lived in Duluth for five years before buying her Moose Lake farmstead. Catherine Conover, co-owner of Stone’s Throw, connected her community-supported agriculture members to Polish Farmer for beans.

BEANS: Page 9

2022 MAJOR HAY PRE-SELL PROGRAM

0% FOR 5 YEARS OR UP TO 13% DISCOUNT + 3.99% FOR 5 YEARS!

BALE LIKE NEVER BEFORE. NEW NEW HOLLAND ROLL-BELT 560 SPECIALTY CROP PLUS ROUND BALER

• High Moisture Silage Crops or MORE CHOICES. MORE SAVINGS. Extreme Dry Conditions Baling Capability • New 2,500 lb. Maximum Bale Weight

Get 0% interest for 60 months* with up to $2,700 cash back** • New Integrated Cropfinancing Moisture Sensor ™ Diamond Brand Chains Driveline & Heavier on• Larger, NewHeavier Holland Roll-Belt round balers, disc mower-conditioners and small • Cut-Out Style Pickup Clutch square balers when financing the purchase with CNH Industrial Capital. • Financing plus up to $2,700 cash back** on Roll-Belt™ round balers • Financing plus up to $2,000 cash back** on disc mower-conditioners • Financing plus up to $1,300 cash back** on small square balers Hurry! Offers end October 31, 2020. Excludes commercial haytools and equipment.

DISCBINE 316 16 FT. DISC MOWER CONDITIONERS

• SHOCKPRO HUBS • MOWMAX II DISC CUTTERBAR 3 YEAR WARRANTY • WIDEDRY CONDITIONERS

NEW 300 SERIES SKID STEER & COMPACT TRACK LOADERS!

MORE CHOICES. MORE SAVINGS.

Get 0% interest financing for 60 months S*cwith ott Sup upto pl$2,700 y Comcash panyback** EWLCD N ™ k on New Holland Roll-Belt round 8y00 Wdisc estmower-conditioners Havens, Mitchell,and SDsmall 57301 Hawis2pbalers, D la square balers when financing the purchasewwith ww.sCNH cottsIndustrial upplycoCapital. .com

605-996-7704 MORE CHOICES. MORE SAVINGS.

• Financing plus up to $2,700 cash back** on Roll-Belt™ round balers * Getplus 0% up interest financing 60**months with up to $2,700 cash back** on disc mower-conditioners • Financing to $2,000 cashfor back ™ on New Holland Roll-Belt round balers, disc mower-conditioners and small • Financing plus up to $1,300 cash back** on small square balers square balers when financing the purchase with CNH Industrial Capital.

MORE CHOICES. MORE SAVINGS. MORE CHOICES. MORE SAVINGS. *For commercial use only. Customer participation subject to credit qualification and approval by CNH Industrial Capital America LLC. See your participati

Hu rryH!oO O xmcenlut md**aeyson irae™ lndhsround aOycttooboerl3sbalers net*r.s or applicants may up lla•nfdfFinancing de ear les r foe r dn etd ailsplus andcelt igo ibb i*lito te y rr eq$2,700 u3 ire1 m,en2 . Dcash n.pE ayback becro eRoll-Belt qm uirm ed.eOrfcfe** 1,a2n02d0.eNq otuaillpcm uste om Get 0% interest financing for 60 months with upts0 to2ow0 $2,700 cash back 0% dard term s an**dinterest conditions appfinancing ly. Taxes, freight, for for rate or term. CNH Industrial Capital America LLC. stanGet set-up60 , delivmonths ery, additional owith ptions orup attachto me 67 HP, 2,000 LB. RATED OPERATING CAPACITY 74 HP, 2,800 LB. RATED OPERATING CAPACITY 74 HP, 3,700 LB. RATED OPERATING ™ on disc mower-conditioners • Financing plus up to $2,000 cash back ™ i n c l u d e d i n s u g g e s t e d r e t a i l p r i c e . O f f e r s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e o r c a n c e l l a t i o n w i t h o u t n o t i c e . * * F o r c o m m e r c i a l u s e o n l y . S e e y o u r p a r t i c i p a t i n g N e w H o l l a n d d e a l e r in the mower-co UnCAPACITY ited States for on New Holland Roll-Belt round balers, disc mower-conditioners and small on New Holland Roll-Belt round balers, disc and eligibility requirements. Cash ba•ckFinancing applied at time oplus f sale. up Offer to is no$1,300 ntransferablecash . Cash baback ck offer** s aon re onlsmall y availabsquare le when finabalers ncing purchase with CNH Industrial Capital Capital A square LLC. balers Offer ends Owhen ctober 31,financing 2020. Offer subthe ject to purchase change or cancelwith lation wiCNH thout noticeIndustrial .square © 2020 CNHbalers InCapital. dustrialwhen America LLfinancing C. All rights resthe erved. purchase CNH Industrial Cwith apital anCNH d New HolIl

trademarks r•egSUPER istered in theBOOM United StateVertical s and many othLift er couprovides ntries, owned bymore or licensdump ed to CNH height Industrial N.& V., ireach, ts subsidiaries or affiliates. PRE-SELL • Financing plus upmaximizes to $2,700 Hurcash ry! Oback fin-cab fers** eon nvisibility. dRoll-Belt Octobe™r round 31•, 2Financing 0balers 20. Excluplus des coup mmto erc$2,700 ial hayto17% ocash ls andback equip**mon ent.Roll-Belt™ ro and 360° PROGRAM ** • NEW! HAWK LCD Display integrated Back-Up Camera on disc mower-conditioners • Financing plus up to $2,000 cash back**with • Financing plus up to $2,000 cash back on disc mower-c -OR** • Auto Straight Creep Mode models) square balers • Financing plus up to $1,300Line cashTracking back** on&small on small square • (EH Financing plus up to $1,300 cash0% back FOR • New Control Buttons & Joysticks 5 YEARS! Hurry! Offe•rsIncreased end OctoDurability ber 31, 202&0.Longevity Excludes commercial haH ytouorlsry an! dOefqfueirpsmenntd . October 31, 2020. Excludes commercial h

Scott Supply Company 2800 West Havens, Mitchell, SD 57301 www.scottsupplyco.com Sc6o0tt5S C0o4 mpany -9u9p6p-ly77 2800 West Havens, Mitchell, SD 57301 www.scottsupplyco.com 605-996-7704

Scottparticipation Supplsubject y Coto m pa ny and approval by CNH Industrial Capital America LLC.S ottparticipating Supply *For commercial use only. Customer credit qualification Seecyour *For commercial use only. Customer participation subject to credit qualification and approval by CNH Industrial Capital America LLC. See your participating New New Holland2 dealer for details and eligibility requirements. Down payment may be 0 required. Offer ends December 31, 2020. Not allW customers or applicants Holland dealer f8 or0 de0 tailsW andees ligtibiH litya rev que iren ms en,ts.M Dowitnc pah ymeenltl,maSD y be req5ui7 red3. O ff1 er ends October 31, 2020. Not all c2 us8 to0 me0 rs or ape plis catntsH maay v que alin fy s, M may rate term. Industrial Capital America LLC. Standard terms and conditions may apply. Taxes, freight, set-up, delivery, for raqualify y . T a x e s , f r e i g h t , s e t u p , d e l i v e r y , a d d i t i o n a l o p t i o n s o r a t t a c h m eadditional nts not te or teror m. for CNH Indor ustw rialw CaCNH p i t a l A m e r i c a L L C . s t a n d a r d t e r m s a n d c o n d i t i o n s a p p l w.scwoitthotust u p pl*yFocr coOffer .corcm included in suggested retail proptions ice. Offeor r suattachments bject*tFoorcchoamnnot ge oincluded r cancellatinionsuggested noretail tice. *price. ommesubject ial usetoochange nly. See yoroucancellation r participatingwithout New Honotice. lland de**For aler incommercial the Unw itedw Suse taw teonly. s.fs orcdSee eo tatilyour stsup mercial use only. Customer participation subject to credit qualification and approval by CNH Industrial Capital America LLC. See your participating New participating and eligibiliNew ty reqHolland uiremendealer ts. Cashinbthe ack United applied States odef asdetails odne5 tlriagnibs9 arbe6 ase7 hntbs0 rasymareenapplied ielqautime bilreedw. of hOeffnsale. ns cOicntgois r3c1h, a2s0e20w. iNthotCaNll HcuCash Isntodmusertback rsiaolr Capoffers appliictaalntCare ty6 aql uA0 ic9 a 96 4kowonffepback Hatotlliamned for laerlefo. rOdfefeand tariliss6 aneligibilty n0 iflierequirements. tyr9 qleu.irCe7 m .aDcCash tomnalyy abve arat erfiennadOffer bpeurnontransferable. s ampaionly am lavailable i5 feyrLLCfinancing . Offer endspurchase October 3with 1, 20CNH 20. OIndustrail ffer subjectCapital nHceInlldautisotrniLLC. oituatl Anm oends teicriec.a © lxlersi,gfhretisgor eertv-uepd,. dCeNlivHerIyn,without dadudsittriioanlaCnotice. when 31,teInr2020. rgteeromr. cCaNAmerica aw l CitahpOffer LDecember LC2.0s2ta0nC daNrdH mdsusantrdiaOffer cloAnm ditesubject iorincsaaLpLpC lyto fotor rcahteaonCapital .. TAachange hret,sscancellation l oapptiitoanlsa©2020 onrdatNtaecw hCNH mHeonltslaIndustrial nnodt are i n c l u d e d i n s u g g e s t e d r e t i l p r i c e . O f f e r s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e o r c a n c e l l a t i o n w i t h o u t n o t i c e . * * F o r c o m m e r c i a l u s e o n l y . S e e y o u r p a r t i c i p i n g N e w H o l l a n d d e a l e r i n t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s f o r d e t a i l s t r a d e m a r k s r e g i s t e r e d i n t h e U n i t e d S a t e s a n d m a n y o t h e r c o u n t r i e s , o w n e d b y o r l i c e n s e d t o C N H I n d u s t r i a l N . V . , i t s s u b s i d i a r i e s o r a f fi l i a t e s . America LLC. All rights reserved. CNH Industrial Capital and New Holland are trademarks registered in the United States and many other countries, owned by or licensed to CNH Industrial nd eligibility requirements. Cash back applied at time of sale. Offer is nontransferable. Cash back offers are only available when financing purchase with CNH Industrial Capital Capital America N.V., its subsidiaries or Laaffiliates. LC. Offer ends October 31, 2020. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. © 2020 CNH Industrial America LLC. All rights reserved. CNH Industrial Capital and New Holland are trademarks registered in the United States and many other countries, owned by or licensed to CNH Industrial N.V., its subsidiaries or affiliates.

*For commercial use only. Customer participation subject to credit qualification and approval by CNH Industrial Capital America L*LFCo.rSceoemymouerrcpiaalrtuicsiepaotninlyg. C Nuew stomer participation subject to credit qualification and approval by CNH In Holland dealer for details and eligibility requirements. Down payment may be required. Offer ends October 31, 2020. Not all custoHmoellrasnodr daepaplleircafonrtsdm etaaiylsqaunadlifeyligibility requirements. Down payment may be required. Offer ends Octo for rate or term. CNH Industrial Capital America LLC. standard terms and conditions apply. Taxes, freight, set-up, delivery, additiofonralraotpetoiorntseromr.aCttN acHhm Inednutsstrniaolt Capital America LLC. standard terms and conditions apply. Taxes, freig included in suggested retail price. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. **For commercial use only. See your painrtcicluipdaetdinign Nsuew H o l l a n d d e a l e r i n t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s f o r d e t a i l ggested retail price. Offer subject to change or scancellation without notice. **For commercial use only. See your partici and eligibility requirements. Cash back applied at time of sale. Offer is nontransferable. Cash back offers are only available when fiannadnceilniggibpiulirtcyhraesqeuwirietm hC aleAomf searilcea. Offer is nontransferable. Cash back offers are only available when financ enNtsH. ICnadsuhstbraiaclkCaapppiltiaeldCaatptiitm

DECEMBER 2021 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH 5


FARMERS GRAPPLE WITH RISING INPUT COSTS DRIVEN BY By Sam Fosness Mitchell Republic

SOARING FERTILIZER PRICES

As area farmers begin ordering seeds, fertilizer and equipment over the next few months in preparation for 2022, many producers are facing some of the highest input prices yet. For Dimock farmer Collin Gronseth, the increase in fertilizer

prices alone has him staring down some of the highest input costs he’s ever experienced in his two decades of producing crops. “I’ve never seen fertilizer jump so quickly. The inflation and supply chain problems are also making other input costs go up,” he said. “It’s like the perfect storm.” Mike Bodewitz, manager of Aurora Cooperative in Mitchell, said several popular crop fertilizers like urea nitrogen have tripled in price over the past year. Since 2020, Bodewitz said urea fertilizer prices have jumped from around $275 per ton to roughly $900 per ton. Breaking down input costs on a per bushel basis, Bodewitz forecasts corn producers will likely be looking at $7 to $8 inputs in 2022, while making roughly $6 per bushel if commodity prices maintain. That’s

a stark contrast from last year. In 2020, Bodewitz said many producers were able to sell corn at about $5 per bushel with roughly $3 to $4 input costs. “I’m bullish on corn prices, and hopefully we see them continue to rise to help offset these input costs,” Bodewitz said. “A lot of guys have been conservative with all the swings in the market.” According to recent figures in the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, input costs for corn production have increased by $1 per bushel in the past year. And a lot of that increase is being driven by fertilizer costs. As someone who has been in the

agriculture fertilizer industry for nearly a decade, Bodewitz has seen prices fluctuate. The recent spike has drawn parallels to the spike in fertilizer prices in 2008 when many fertilizers went up as high as 200%. According to recent USDA reports, Urea prices have risen 105% compared to the same time frame in 2020, along with potash fertilizer jumping 115%. was largely driven by rising crop prices. While a myriad of factors have caused fertilizer prices to exponentially rise in recent months, Bodewitz pointed to the scaling back of natural gas production in China and trade tariffs as the biggest reasons behind the increases. “This recent jump in fertilizer prices is different from 2008 because there have been some recent tariffs on Russia and production issues with China that kind of started causing phosphate prices to go up,” he said. “In 2008, the fertilizer prices were driven by corn prices, whereas now we are seeing outside influences like tariffs and natural gas production slowing way down.” After China recently implemented a ban on phosphate and urea exports until June 2022, it’s had perhaps the most profound impact on the global agricultural fertilizer industry. Considering China is the largest exporter of urea nitrogen fertilizer, producing about a third of the global supply, Bodewitz said the scaled back production of urea at many of China’s facilities has caused prices to skyrocket near all-time record highs.

COSTS: Page 10

Carolyn Lange / Forum News Service

Joe Pierce took advantage of perfect spring weather Tuesday afternoon to apply fertilizer and complete tillage on a field in northern Kandiyohi County.

www.bankwest-sd.bank | (605) 995-5059

Craig Dodds

1920 N. Sanborn Blvd. & 1200 E. Spruce St. in Mitchell

Ag Loans • Ag Real Estate Loans • Lines of Credit • Equipment Financing

Full-Service Ag Banking

6 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH DECEMBER 2021

All loans subject to credit approval.

Farm and Crop Insurance Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency, not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value. BankWest is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Kari Fagerhaug


SOUTH DAKOTA LAND IS IN DEMAND

The incredibly strong land market of 2020 is continuing into 2021 in South Dakota. The current market is rewarding landowners choosing to sell at an impressive rate. I would love to talk to you about how you can take advantage of the current market. CURRENT LAND MARKET CONDITIONS • Strong buyer activity driven in part by historically low interest rates. • Rise in commodity prices has increased interest in income producing land. • Stable land values for hunting, farmland and rural homes. • Low available land inventory due to increased demand.

BRETT KLEINSCHMIT

Southeast South Dakota Land Specialist

(605) 660-6566

BRETT.KLEINSCHMIT@WHITETAILPROPERTIES.COM

W H I T E TA I L P R O P E R T I E S . C O M Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC - DBA Whitetail Properties | In the States of Nebraska & North Dakota - DBA Whitetail Trophy Properties Real Estate LLC | Licensed in IL, MO, IA, KS, KY, NE & OK - Dan Perez, Broker. Licensed in AR, CO, GA, MN, ND, SD, TN & WI - Jeff Evans, Broker. Licensed in FL, NY, OH & PA - Jefferson Kirk Gilbert, Broker. Licensed in TX & NM - Joey Bellington, Broker. Licensed in IN - Bill Minor, Broker. Licensed in AL, GA, LA, & MS - Sybil Stewart, Broker. Licensed in TN - Tim Burnette, Broker. Licensed in TN - Bobby Powers, Broker. Licensed in AR - Anthony Chrisco, Broker. Licensed in NC, SC, VA - Chip Camp, Broker. Licensed in NC - Rich Baugh, Broker. Licensed in MI - Edmund Joel Nogaski, Broker. Licensed in MD, WV - Debbie S. Laux, Broker. Licensed in ID, MT, UT, WY, OR - Aaron Milliken, Broker

9.8x12_Buyer_ad_Brett_Kleinschmit_9-21.indd 1

9/3/21 1:43 PM

DECEMBER 2021 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH 7


Thankful for protection Ag inspectors nip pests and weeds at the border By Jef Beach AgWeek PEMBINA, N.D. — They lie hidden on shipping containers or inside trucks at the U.S. border, threatening to undermine the American way of life. They are the likes of the khapra beetle, twirler moth and noxious weeds like hogweed. But thanks to the work of agriculture specialists with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, many are stopped before they can cross into the United States. They also make sure that load of hay isn’t hiding some marijuana. “When they go over to do inspections, it’s basically manual labor,” said Kristi Lakefield, a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection in Portal, North Dakota, where inspecting containers shipped by rail is the primary duty. Lakefield said the crossing at Portal is the fifth busiest railyard in the country when measured by number of containers. The crossing at International Falls, Minnesota, is

the busiest. During fiscal year 2020, the International Falls Port of Entry cleared approximately 800,000 containers. During that same time, Portal cleared approximately 310,000 containers. At Pembina, North Dakota, about 500 trucks might pass through from Canada on an average day. On a busy Monday, it may be closer to 1,000. The ag specialists look at pallets, at the bottom of containers and elsewhere for possible stowaways. Inspectors also look to see if a product matches what is listed on a shipping manifest. On Nov. 15, a truckload of grass seed from Germany was pulled into the inspection area at Pembina. An inspector cut open a bag to look for noxious weed seed. “We find something about every other day,” said Neil Halley, a Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialist at Pembina. Halley taught ag education in St. John, North Dakota, before joining the CBP. To be an ag inspector, you must have a four-year degree in a science field such as biology, and then undergo special training with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

8 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH DECEMBER 2021

If something suspect is found, Lakefield said a photo can be sent to a pest identifier for confirmation within the same day. Sometimes the physical sample needs to be sent for positive identification, which may require about a week to complete. Meanwhile, the suspect containers are pulled off the train or truck to wait at the border. Sometimes a container may be able to be fumigated and can then continue south. Other times, they are sent back into Canada and to the country of origin. Some examples of the finds that ag inspectors make at the border include: Pembina: Halley said inspectors have twice found the khapra beetle, what he calls one of the 10 most wanted insects in the world and which feeds on stored grain. An express courier shipment contained seeds of the giant hogweed, a noxious weed. Also found in the were cucurbit (gourd), brassica (cabbage), and buckwheat seeds. The shipment did not have the required seed certificates to enter the United States. International Falls: Inspectors there intercepted a container with cerambycidae (longhorn beetle) and

gracillarioidea (leaf blotch miner moth) and imperata cylindrica, a federal noxious weed. The container was re-exported to Taiwan. Portal: Gelechioidea, a twirler or curved-horn moth, was found within a shipment of steel wheels from Vietnam and the container was sent back there. The steel shipment from Vietnam shows that it is not just ag shipments that can be suspect. Lakefield said containers, pallets or products stored outside before coming to Canada and the U.S. can carry weeds and pests. Used equipment or heavy machinery may be carrying infested clumps of dirt. Lakefield said many of the containers have come through British Columbia in Canada before crossing the U.S. border. “A lot of goods are from the Pacific Rim,” she said. “When looking at a long chain of railcars crossing the countryside, “you don’t really know the back story.”

Scanning tools

As vehicles funnel through the Pembina Port of Entry, the drivers and passengers may not know it, but all are scanned for radiation. Any shipment that rises about a certain threshold will be inspected. Some materials, such as potash, have a naturally occurring level of radiation and can still continue south.

PESTS: Page 11


BEANS From Page 5

Johnson has been working Conover’s land for five years, and she is her only employee during the season. “The first few times she worked for me, I realized she was going to be faster than me at just about everything, and I was OK with that,” Conover recalled. “She’s a really dedicated hard-working person … I’m super proud of her.” Conover connected Mary Dragich to Johnson’s farm. Dragich of Duluth prefers to support local farmers; the practices are more sustainable and “I love keeping money in the community,” supporting the folks doing the work, knowing who they are and how the food is grown, she said. Dragich has grown beans in her own garden, and it was a trying task. The work you put in for 2 cups of beans is a lot, and it doesn’t go very far. “To have 7 pounds of beans from Britt is ‘wow,’” Dragich said, adding: “It’s great we have this opportunity to buy a protein source from somebody down the road.” The name of her operation is an homage to her family’s agricultural history. Her mother’s family emigrated from Poland to Minnesota in 1881. “A lot of people relate to farming in their history,” she said. Johnson’s Moose Lake homestead is a former ’70s small-scale dairy operation that saw more cattle and hay than vegetables. She shares the shop with her partner, and there are bits of in-progress woodwork about, intended for the farmstead, along with beekeeper suits for their so-far single hive. Her plots are surrounded by an electric fence, and she has plans to update her irrigation system.

Johnson has cultivated about an acre and a half, and plans to continue building up the soil. Beans themselves are pretty light on the soil, she said. They fix their own nitrogen. They’re not very heavy feeders, and they don’t have to be fertilized much. Bean farming is a bit different than farming veggies. What seeds aren’t saved from the previous year, Johnson gets from Iowa or Vermont. They’re planted in June. Come September when the plants are brown and a bit dried out, she can begin harvesting; they won’t be ready to sell until October. After pulling them out by hand, the bean plants dry for a couple of days in a pile. Johnson then throws bundle after bundle into her modified wood chipper, which threshes and separates the seeds. She winnows the plants by putting them through a large screen and dropping them into buckets in front of a boxed fan for additional drying. Then the sorting, and more sorting, to remove the split, discolored beans to prepare them for market. The drought didn’t affect her crop as much as the wet September, which led to her covering and moving her beans inside and out to allow for ample dry time. “If I let them sit too long with moisture, they’ll split in the wood chipper,” she said. Johnson harvested about 500 pounds this year. “Farming is a personal challenge. Anything’s possible, it’s just a matter of how much energy and time you can put into it. Can you keep going for that other hour, even in that rainy, soggy, weather. What can keep you going and motivated. “The end product is what does.” ⊳

More info

► polishfarmer.com ► facebook.com/polishfarmermn

BEST BUYS IN USED EQUIPMENT POSSIBLE LATE-MODEL, LOW-HOUR, LOCAL LEASE RETURNS COMING IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER!

2015 Case IH Maxxum 150 MFD, With L765 Loader 2017 Case IH Maxxum 150 MFD, With L765 Loader 2018 Case IH Puma 165 MFD, With L106 Loader (2) 2018 Case IH Puma 185 MFD, With L107 Loader

2018 Case IH Puma 220 MFD, With L107 Loader 2018 Case IH Magnum 250 MFD 2016 Case IH Magnum 310 MFD

USED TRACTORS

Kinze 2600 16R30, Pivot Transport, Markers, Sensor1 Monitor, Rubber V Closing Wheels – JUST TRADED! (2) Massey Ferguson/White 8200 12R30, Hydraulic Forward-Fold, SM4000 Monitor, Markers, Residue Managers, Liquid Fertilizer, 3 bu. Seed Boxes

3.39% for 5 Years on MY10 & Newer 140+ PTO hp & 4WD Tractors!

6-Month Interest Waiver or 3.39% for 5 Years on 140+ hp & 4WD Tractors! 2019 Case IH Maxxum 150 ActiveDrive 8 MFD, 1,021 hours, 18.4x42 Rear Tires, 14.9x30 Front Tires, Cab Suspension, 3 Remotes, 540/1000 PTO, With Case IH L105 Loader, 8.5 ft. Bucket, 5-Tine Grapple, Joystick 2013 Challenger MT585D MFD, CVT Transmission, 180 PTO hp, 5,495 hours, 18.4x46 Rear Duals, 16.9x30 Front Tires, Cab Suspension, 4 Remotes, 540/1000 PTO, Autoguidance with Trimble 750, With Challenger ML88 Loader, SelfLevel, 8.5 ft. Bucket, 5-Tine Grapple, Joystick 2013 Case IH Puma 185 MFD, With Case IH L765 Loader – JUST TRADED! 2013 Case IH Puma 170 MFD, With Case IH L765 Loader – JUST TRADED!

USED COMBINES & HEADS

Interest Waiver to 9/1/22! 2014 Case IH 7230, 1,417 engine hours, 1,147 rotor hours, 620/70R42 Front Duals, 540/65/ R30 Steering Tires, Rock Trap, Field Tracker, Large Wire Concaves, Skip Wire Grates, Rear Wheel Assist, Long Unloading Auger with Pivot Spout, 400 bu. Grain Tank, Chopper, HID Lights, Pro 700 Monitor, Complete Autoguidance 2012 NH CR8090, Twin Rotor, 2,900 engine hours, 2,060 rotor hours, Soucy 36 in. Tracks, 600/65R28 Rear Tires, Rear Wheel Assist, Chopper, PSD, OptiSpread, IntelliView Monitor 2009 Case IH 5088, 3,687 engine hours, 2,929 rotor hours, 20.8x42 Front Duals, 540/65R30 Steering Tires, Rock Trap, Field Tracker, Large Wire Concaves, Keystock Grates, Electric Adjust Sieves, Chopper, Chaff Spreader, Grain Tank Ext., Long Unloading Auger, Pro 600 Monitor 2016 Case IH 3162 40 ft. Flex Draper Head 2014 Case IH 3162 40 ft. Flex Draper Head 2014 Case IH 3162 35 ft. Flex Draper Head, Factory Transport Case IH 1020 25 ft. Flex Head, Crary Air Reel Case IH 2206 6R30 Corn Head Case IH 1083 8R30 Corn Head IH 983 8R30 Corn Head, Poly

USED PLANTERS

The first few times she worked for me, I realized she was going to be faster than me at just about everything, and I was OK with that.

3.39% for 5 Years! 2005 Case IH 1200 16R30/31R15, Pivot Transport, Bulk Fill – JUST TRADED! Case IH 950 16R30, Front-Fold, Bulk Fill, Markers, Early Riser Monitor, Martin Residue Managers

USED TILLAGE

3.6% for 5 Years! 2020 Gates Coulter Harrow 84 ft., 4 Ranks of Coil-Tine Harrow Teeth with Carbide Tips behind Single Row of 20 in. Coulter Blades 2003 Case IH RMX370 37 ft. Disk, Cushion Gang, 9 in. Spacing, Hydraulic Fore-Aft, 8-Bolt Walking Tandems on Main Frame & Wings, 3-Bar Mulcher, Pivoting Front Gauge Wheels

USED ROUND BALERS

0% for 5 Years! (1) 2016 & (1) 2017 JD 569 – JUST TRADED! 2014 NH 560 Specialty Crop – JUST TRADED!

USED MOWER CONDITIONERS

18-Month Interest Waiver! 1996 NH 1475 18 ft.

USED SKID STEER LOADERS

3.9% for 3 Years! (2) 2019 NH L328, approximately 3,500 hours, 74 hp, 2,800 lbs. Lift, Hand/Foot Controls, Cab with Heat & A/C, 2-Speed, Lap Bar, Air Suspension Seat, Hydraulic Coupler, 78 in. LPE Bucket

USED MISCELLANEOUS

H&S 16-Wheel High-Capacity V-Rake, Rear Walking Tandem Wheels H&S 14-Wheel High-Capacity V-Rake 2014 Rem VRX Grain Vac, 346 hours Westfield MK 10 in. x 81 ft. Auger, Low Profile Swing Hopper, Power Swing (2) Westfield MK 10 in. x 71 ft. Auger, Low Profile Swing Hopper Feterl 10 in. x 72 ft. Auger, Swing Hopper Koyker Super 85C 8 in. x 71 ft. Auger, Swing Hopper (2) Unverferth HT-25 Header Trailer, for 25 ft. Headers Danuser F8 Post Hole Digger, 3-pt., 12 in. x 52 in. Auger MFS 3612 Land Scraper, 12 ft., Tilt Farmhand F11 Loader, 8 ft. Bucket, 4-Tine Grapple MDS 3-pt. Double Bale Carrier

CATHERINE CONOVER, Stone’s Throw Farm

www.scottsupplyco.com

“Where SERVICE Means More Than The Sale Itself” 2800 W. Havens • Mitchell, SD • 605-996-7704 • 1-800-952-2308 DECEMBER 2021 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH 9


BOB’S FARM SERVICE Order Early to Take Advantage of Pricing and Market Shortages!

appy New H d n a s a m t is erry Chr

M

Year!

Designed for grains weighing up to 64 LB/BUSHEL! Farm bin peak load roof ratings up to 10,000 LBS. Farm bins utilize strong GALVANIZED G115 STEEL Systems standard with 10 YEAR WARRANTIES

EARLY ORDER WINTER DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE NOW!

COST From Page 6

“To make anhydrous fertilizers, which is used to make urea and liquid nitrogen, you have to use natural gas,” he said. “Fertilizer is really influenced by China’s production.” Fertilizer isn’t the only input that’s on the rise. Gronseth said farming equipment is “becoming more costly by the day,” as steel prices also jump. The supply chain disruptions brought on by the pandemic have also made it “very challenging” for Gronseth and producers to acquire any agriculture equipment on a timely basis. At some implements, he said there’s been a halt on new orders until manufacturing picks back up enough to start meeting demand. The “perfect storm” of surging input costs has prompted Gronseth to become more resourceful by working with the aging equipment he has on hand rather than upgrading. “When you can’t put an order in and know what kind of costs you’re looking at, it’s nearly impossible to predict what it will be in say a month or two down the road when they start taking an order because of inflation,” he said. “When I did get an order in recently, it came about six months late. I’m having to work with what I got for now because it’s really my only choice to keep rolling.”

Commodity prices minimize soaring input costs

The high crop commodity prices have lessened the financial impact of soaring fertilizer prices and input costs, but Bodewitz said he still expects to see profit margins take a hit. As of early December, corn prices in the Mitchell area were sitting around $5.60 per bushel, marking an increase of about $1.40 from 2020. Soybeans have seen increase as well, as prices per bushel in the southeast portion of the state are nearly $2 above where they were in December 2020. “I’m bullish on corn still, and hopefully we see corn prices continue to tick up,” he said.

Although the historically high crop prices the market is seeing as of now have been a glimmer of hope in a dismal time for producers, Gronseth said if fertilizers and other input costs continue to rise and grain prices stay flat, it will lead to a significant drop in planting. Gronseth said he knows many farmers who are planning on scaling production back in 2022 due to the surging fertilizer prices alone. “Crop prices are good right now, and that’s great. But when your input costs are so high that you can’t hit decent profit margins, you look at ways of scaling back,” he said. “I think you are going to see a lot less planting next year if the fertilizer prices don’t move much.”

Technologically innovative solutions

Thanks to technological advancements in the agriculture industry, Bodewitz said there are ways farmers can lessen the damage on profit margins amid the rising input costs. “I think soil testing and grid sampling is going to be very important, and doing variable rate fertilizing will be a great tool producers can use to help,” he said. Ethan area producer Matt Bainbridge has embraced those types of innovative farming techniques and found success in cutting overhead costs, while maximizing his fertilizer through a piece of machinery known as a variable rate fertilizer. Since different areas of his crop fields have varying yield potential, Bainbridge will do a soil sample to determine what the fertility level is in those areas. He then uses the software of the variable-rate fertilizer to make a map that tells him how much fertilizer is needed to spread in the sampled soil areas. “We can manage the sections of the field that we know aren’t going to be as productive as the good ground and soil will be, helping cut down on costs. We don’t need to use as much fertilizer in some of the areas in the field that are really high in fertility,” Bainbridge said.. “So that helps reduce excess fertilizer that can lead to runoff as well.” ⊳

WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL

39262 2nd Ave, Armour, SD • 605-724-2105 www.bobsfarmservice.com 10 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH DECEMEBER 2021

Matt Gade / Republic

Gene Stehly’s planter sits along his farm in southeast South Dakota near Mitchell. Rising costs of fertilizer will likely have a big impact on many farmers planting decisions in 2022.


PESTS From Page 11

The border agents also have another scanning tool available — a gamma ray scanner that functions something like a giant X-ray machine. Some trucks are pulled into a metal building to be scanned. The driver exits the vehicle to a waiting area while scanners on tracks on either side go down the length of the truck, sending images to inspectors. Pembina Assistant Area Port Director Christopher Misson cited an example from the spring of 2021 when a load of hay came through in a container. The gamma ray scanner detected what he called an anomaly in

the back third of the load. Upon closer inspection, that anomaly turned out to be marijuana. The case was then handed over to local law enforcement for prosecution. Some trucks are pulled in for scanning at random and other times because inspectors, through training and experience, have become suspicious. “Some things just jump out,” said Misson, a Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, native.

Meat and livestock

After an initial screening at the Pembina Port of Entry, trucks hauling livestock are sent to USDA veterinarians before they can continue south on Interstate 29.

Mike Stepien, of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said animals headed for slaughter have a less rigorous inspection process at the port because they will have further inspections by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, typically within a day or so of being imported. Animals imported for breeding purposes will be more rigorously scrutinized because it is expected these animals will become part of the U.S. herd, Stepien said. In addition to ensuring the animals are in general good health and aren’t exhibiting any signs of disease, Stepien said there are checks to make sure that required tests have been performed. To ensure traceability, the livestock

must also meet the identification requirements for importation. Vesicular lesions in swine, cattle being of an age to be at risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and farmed deer that don’t meet the brucellosis test requirement are common issues in livestock, Stepien said. Halley said fresh meat is sent to an inspector in the town of Pembina, but that packaged meat is inspected by his staff. He said inspectors have sometimes found “bush meat” from Africa that is prone to carrying disease. “These agriculture seizures show the significant priority Customs and Border Protection places on our agriculture inspection program at our ports of entry,” Misson said. ⊳

AUCTIONEER D I R E C TO RY Be sure to watch the Mitchell Republic’s Classifieds for upcoming listings of auctions! See these Auctioneers for all of your Real Estate, Farm, Household, Consignments, Business Liquidation or other needs.

K KER CHERU- LC O AND BR E N AUCTIO N O T T U S

1116 N. West Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Specializing in Land • Real Estate Auctions of All Types

336-6315 OR CALL Kuhle-Sutton Agency 127 2nd Ave. W • PO Box 325 Flandreau 997-3777 • www.suttonauction.com SELLING REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION & PRIVATE TREATY

your

TOTAuLtion Sol

ANDY HARR

Livestock

AUCTIONEER/BROKER 608 North West Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104

C: 605-201-1559 | O: 605-274-6500 Toll Free: 1-800-817-8999 F: 1-844-605-SOLD (7653) E: andy@totalaar.com www.totalaar.com

AUCTIONS & REAL ESTATE

www.theauctionpages.com

www.livestockauctionpages.com

www.sdauctions.com Let us share your next auction with the world! Justin Dean 605.999.4239 Shanda Feistner 605.999.1674

Lori Dean 605.999.4217 Kelbi Dean 605.999.8812

Email: sdauctions@santel.net Owned/Operated by: Dakota Web Design, Inc. 40942 234th Street • Artesian, SD 57314 DECEMEBER 2021 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH 11


GOVERNMENT LEASE RETURN TRACTORS Lease a NEW 2021 Puma 185 PowerDrive 150 PTO hp, 3 years, 300 hours per year†

$18,399 + tax per year ----------------------------------with New L106 Loader

19,999

$

2.49% FOR 5 YEARS ON NEW PUMAS!

INTRODUCING

THE

NEW

PUMA!

+ tax per year

†At the end of the lease, BUY IT, TRADE IT, or RETURN IT! Lease prices include extended powertrain warranty for the length of the lease.

FARMALL 120C

0% FOR UP TO 7 YEARS!

MFD, CAB, POWER SHUTTLE 100 PTO hp with L630 Loader

FARMALL 55C SERIES II

MFD, CAB, HYDRO 44 PTO hp with L360A Loader

13% MODEL YEAR 2022

RC1800 15FT. BATWING MOWER

HAY & FORAGE PRE-SELL PROGRAM JUST ANNOUNCED!

540 PTO, HYD. LIFT

SALE $19,999 MODEL YEAR 2022 MAGNUM 310, 340, AND 400 & STEIGER 620 QUADTRAC COMING IN! MODEL YEAR 2021 PRODUCTION FOR AXIAL-FLOW COMBINES IS FULL. BUY OUR LAST REMAINING AXIAL-FLOW 7250, & BEAT THE 2022 PRICE INCREASE!

2.49% FOR 5 YEARS!

2.49% FOR 5 YEARS!

EARLY RISER 2150 FRONT-FOLD PLANTERS

475 SPEED-TILLER

2.5% FOR 5 YEARS ON NEW PLANTERS & TILLAGE! 2150 WITH BULK FILL, FACTORY-INSTALLED VSET2 VACUUM METERS, VDRIVE ELECTRIC DRIVE METERS, DELTAFORCE, HYDRAULIC WING DOWNFORCE, & FLOATING NO-TILL RESIDUE MANAGERS WITH CLEANSWEEP

12 SOUTH DAKOTA FARM & RANCH DECEMEBER 2021

HIGH-SPEED DISK 31FT. COMING IN SOON!

www.scottsupplyco.com

“Where SERVICE Means More Than The Sale Itself” 2800 W. Havens • Mitchell, SD • 605-996-7704 • 1-800-952-2308