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There’s a conventional seed choice, Charlie Brown It might appear that so-called conventional corn has been left sitting on the sidelines. But things happen on the sidelines, too. Story on Page 4A

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There’s a conventional seed choice, Charlie Brown By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer With the rapid acceptance of genetically modified organism seeds by the American farmer, and the domination of the seed industry by four global giants, so-called conventional corn was pretty much Charles Brown left sitting on the sidelines. But things happen on the sidelines, too. Like the recognition that not all world markets were buying into genetically modified grain products. Also not all farmers were wanting to pay the hefty seed price of stacked hybrids. Most significantly, a few independent seed companies weren’t wanting to go into the “total trait” package either. Instead they ramped up their breeding programs on non-GMO seed stock and selective farmers are cashing in two ways: • Purchasing non-GMO hybrids about $100 per bag less than a total-trait choice, and • Harvesting yields comparable with the higher-priced ponies. “It’s all about choice,” said Charles Brown, president of CB Seed of Bay City, Wis. The choice gets easier when you have both price and performance in your seed package, he said. Five years ago he sold off the retail arm of Brownseed Genetics which had a 100-year family history and instead put the focus on genetic research. Today that research has paid off with a lineup of strictly conventional or single-trait hybrids. That’s why CB Seed decided to go retail. Brown said, “most seed products today contain numerous bioengineered traits, so farmers pay for features they often just don’t need. Plus we have numerous third-party trials showing yield isn’t sacrificed when planting seed with fewer traits.

... the more-important reality is that a growing segment of the market demands non-GMO corn and soybeans. But there are very few active breeding programs today concentrating on non-GMO research. Once you convert germplasm to GMO, it is permanently converted. You cannot go back. — Charles Brown “However the more-important reality is that a growing segment of the market demands nonGMO corn and soybeans. But there are very few active breeding programs today concentrating on non-GMO research. Once you convert germplasm to GMO, it is permanently converted. You cannot go back.” CB Seed isn’t ignoring the trait market. GT (glyphosate tolerant) and CBLL (corn borer Liberty Link) traits are available. They also carry triple- and quad-stacks for growers wanting those products. Plus they also provide output traits of Ultra High Oil corn containing 9 percent oil dry basis, 13 percent dry basis protein and Mid-Oil corn containing 6-6.5 percent dry basis oil and 9 percent dry basis protein. They can provide conventional hybrids ranging from 82-day to 112-day maturity. During crop year 2010, their conventional hybrids consistently produced 180 to 200 bushel yields. CB Seed conducts year-round research with plots in Chile, North Africa and Japan, and they are adding plots in the Ukraine in 2012. The focus is on producing seed for the north central U.S. market. CB3150, for example, yielded 263.3 bushels per acre in yield trials at Melrose,

Minn., last year and topped its maturity class in Wisconsin state yield trials at 194 bu./acre in the northern zone. Another conventional experimental hybrid yielded 269 bu./acre. The bulk of their third-party research trials are conducted by the U.S. Testing Network. Data from 2011 is not yet finalized but can soon be viewed at www.cbseed.com. “We are frequently told by growers that our conventional hybrids are often their best corn. With a 2012 retail seed cost of $148 per unit we are able to provide significant value,” Brown said. The break-even of $100 per bag increased cost with $6 corn planted at 30,000 plants per acre is 6.1 bu./acre. That means the multiple-stacked hybrid needs to produce at least 6.1 bu./acre greater yield than the conventional hybrid to have equal value. Besides cheaper seed costs, apparently conventional corn earns some extra money in the marketplace too. Brown said, Consolidated Grain Buyers is paying a $0.45 per bushel premium over Chicago Board of Trade, buyer call December 2012-February 2013, with following months adding the carry to the premium. The delivery points are in Iowa and Illinois. CB Seed also offers specific corn silage “highenergy” hybrids with the focus on high oil/high protein corn. Oil has 22.5 percent more calories than starch thus the emphasis on high oil content. “And when we can produce 4.5 percent fat in silage, this is a real benefit. We have done research on one farm over a five-year period with these results: rolling herd average increased 776 pounds per head; annual butterfat increased 912 pounds per head and protein increased 38 pounds per heads,” Brown said. Last year their conventional silage hybrid CB5404 yielded 7.5 dry tons per acre. CB Seed does not carry organic hybrids but does provide parent lines to American Organics which is a Brownseed Genetics licensee. Brown is vice chairman of the ASTA Organic Seed Committee and is active in the organic corn breeding efforts. He also was a founding member of USTN, a testing consortium of public and private breeders nationwide for evaluating hybrid performance in many different environments. New for CB Seed is a program called Purity Plus, a production/testing program which starts with a single ear in the nursery, tests the seed for adventitious presence of GMO, and advances to the next level. Once validated by the Crop Improvement Association, the organic and conventional grower knows that their seed is certified non-GMO. CB Seed is the first in the industry to do this. Minnesota and Wisconsin serve as the primary markets for CB Seed products since it specializes in hybrids with less than 100-day maturities.


Despite 2011 yield drain, corn still the apparent winner commodity price declines and input cost surges. “Growers should concentrate on being low-cost producers on a cost-perbushel basis. It’s margin between the selling price and your costs that determines profitability,” he said. If you didn’t get nitrogen applied this fall what’s the likely impact for next spring applications? Zenk said his team estimated at least another $50 per acre — if your fall fertility costs were $175/acre, figure $225/acre next spring. “However throwing that extra $50 in there and corn-on-corn still looks better. We look at what we call ‘sensitivity tables’ and the upside is way stronger for corn than soybeans.” World markets Is greater profitability the prime driver for more corn? Yes, as it should be, but Zenk wonders if many farmers simply have a greater desire to grow more corn because hybrid seed provides more certainty of better yields

than do soybeans. World markets also seem a bit hungrier for corn. He said the Chinese demand for corn keeps growing. Also the U.S. livestock industry is showing some rebound, and ethanol demand, though not expanding, keeps utilizing upwards of 35 percent or more of U.S. corn production. John Baize, respected agricultural world observer, said in his latest report, “China reaped its seventh record corn crop in eight years. Yet there still won’t be enough to meet demand, driving a five-fold gain in imports as prices head for the highest ever annual average. “Chinese production reached 189.2 million metric tons, 6.7 percent more than a year earlier. Yet imports in the marketing year just begun Oct. 1 may jump to 5 million tons. Rising inputs simply tell us that Chinese farmers

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least 50 percent, to By DICK HAGEN protect against corn The Land Staff Writer prices collapsing. This For most farmers, also stresses the 2012 crop choices are importance of buying already locked in. The the right crop insur2011 harvest was ance to protect that quick. Much fall fertil2012 investment.” ity got done. So, too, did basic tillage. Market signals Steve Zenk John Baize Purdue University Net revenue from corn exceeded soybean revenue for Extension economist Alan Miller most farmers. Does that suggest even agreed. “Preliminary budgets show more corn-on-corn on the agenda for variable costs for corn increasing by 16 2012? That may very well be exactly percent for the 2012 crop, soybeans by 15 percent and wheat by 12 percent,” the place to be. he said, with land rental costs and Steve Zenk, Farm Business Managevolatile fertilizer prices being the two ment instructor at Ridgewater College primary drivers. Also seed prices will in Willmar, Minn., said that even with be up 5 to 10 percent. a yield drain of 20 bushels per acre for He, too, said that despite recent corn-on-corn, based on current corn ($5.50) and soybean ($11.50) prices declines in corn and soybean prices, corn wins. “Even when we add another the income potential from continuous $35 to $50 per acre fertilizer costs for corn looks better than a soybean rotacontinuous corn you’re still $75 to $100 tion. per acre better growing corn-on-corn,” “The markets are signaling that they Zenk said. want more corn. And it appears farmHis calculations used 170- to 185- ers are listening because early indicabushel corn and 60- to 65-bushel soy- tions are more corn acres at the beans. But he cautioned that too much expense of soybean acres for 2012,” corn could generate softer markets for Miller said. Escalating cash rent is the the 2012 crop. “So we advise locking in challenge, especially in an environa good chunk of your 2012 crop, like at ment with so much potential for quick

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CORN, from pg. 5A are failing to grow enough grain for their growing livestock industry. China’s dairy herds have almost tripled since 2000 and per capita pork consumption rose 26 percent.” According to Dan Basse, president of AgResource Co., a Chicago-based research company, China may need to import as much as 7 million tons of corn and 4 million tons of lower quality wheat next year to feed its hog, poultry and dairy herds. Genetics

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Perhaps another nod to corn is simply the genetics several farmers in his farm busiof hybrid corn versus soybean seed. “You look at the ness management program genetic package of hybrid seed corn today compared reported the refuge “conventional” to just 10 years ago and it’s remarkable the yield corn did as well or better. “So maybe breeders have put into hybrid corn. Not so for soyjust selecting traits for your particbeans. Ten years back 150 bushel corn was acceptular fields is a better choice even able. Today 200 bushel is our starting point. Granted though you may need some insecti2011 weather challenges dropped yields significide protection later,” he said. cantly but there were lots of 200-plus bushel yields Does more continuous corn porIrv Parker even so,” Zenk said. tend a strategy issue for 2013? If, Does this genetic potential suggest using multi- for example, you move from 50-50 corn-soybeans to stack hybrids simply as good insurance? Zenk said 75 percent corn-25 percent soybeans for 2012, then what in 2013, especially if your continuous corn had some issues? Then you’re looking at potentially 75 percent soybeans in 2013 and that, too, suggests some potential revenue challenges. “If the market keeps rewarding more corn, then that’s where you should be,” Zenk said. But with corn the apparent winner for additional acres, will there be enough seed? Seed supply is questionable because of the challenging production year just wrapped up. Seed supply Irv Parker, veteran seed industry consultant, suspects carryover seed from the excellent 2010 seed production year will make 2012 a doable crop year for corn. But he thinks seed could be iffy, noting, “a grower in southern Illinois indicated his seed crop was only 45 percent of expectations. In Nebraska some seed growers reported only 75 percent of intended yield. Winter increases in South America and elsewhere will help cover the supply issue. But this carryover of 2010 seed is like gold in the bank.” “Supply will be tight for certain hybrids,” said Chris Garvey, Mycogen Seeds general manager. Winter production is the offset for summer production issues, plus seed firms can accelerate new product introductions in South America. “For Mycogen Seeds that means a robust launch of new Dow AgroScience Refuge Advanced powered by SmartStax products. Because refuge in the bag products offer a blend of two hybrids with comparable agronomics and matching seed sizes, seed production is critical. Hank King, grain corn marketing leader for Myco-

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That’s exactly the direction CORN, from pg. 8A taken by Rich Elbert of Bird gen Seeds, said, “we price our Island, Minn. He’s planning 500 hybrids at a value proposition to ... soybeans acres of navy beans next year and support broad adoption of new are moving farno corn. For Elbert it’s simply the technologies. With historically ther north and process of following the money. high commodity corn prices, I He’s already locked in 42 cents for west every seabelieve growers will continue to 2012 navies. Peg that with a son. But our choose leading-edge technology. 3,000-pound yield, and $6 corn at problem is that Higher whole-farm yields become 200 bushels doesn’t match up, even more important as total prowe just can’t especially with at least $100 per duction costs continue to escaconsistently acre less production cost with late.” produce a 60navies. Alternatives bushel crop, “The genetics of navy beans are “I don’t think we’ll grow fewer sometimes even much improved. Growing the crop soybeans worldwide, we’ll just 50 bushels. is much like soybeans. My buyer grow them in different places,” provides the seed. Straight com— Steve Zenk Zenk said. “Even here in America, bined they’re a relatively easy soybeans are moving farther north crop,” said Elbert, who has raised and west every season. But our 3,000-pound navies in previous years. The obviproblem is that we just can’t consistently produce a 60-bushel crop, sometimes even 50 ous risk of specialty crops grown without conbushels.” He even suggested looking at other tract is that prices can quickly tumble if too crops as a better choice, be that sweet corn, much of this niche crop starts crowding the market. lentils or edible beans.

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Bob Craven, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management, did a presentation at the recent Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference, “Crop Production Costs and Farm Income Trends.” His numbers are from FINBIN, one of the largest and most accessible sources of farm financial and production benchmark information. His database for southern Minnesota corn, cash rented, stacks up like this. 2010 2011 Est. 2012 Proj. Total cost/acre $626.86 $691.52 $771.98 Seed cost $98.58 $103.51 $113.86 Fertilizer $118.28 $130.11 $169.14 Utilizing three different yield objectives and based on that 2012 $772 projected total cost per acre, production costs per bushel, including a $20 direct payment and $50 labor and management charge per acre, are as follows. Yield/acre 150 bu. 175 bu. 200 bu. Rent/acre $204 $5.35 $4.58 $4.01 $250 $5.65 $4.84 $4.24 $300 $5.99 $5.13 $4.49 $350 $6.32 $5.42 $4.74 On Nov. 11, December corn was trading $5.77 on the Chicago Board of Trade. Assume a 40-cent basis provided a $5.37 price opportunity for fall 2012. So at $200 cash rent and 200-bushel yields that’s about a $1.36 profit per bushel opportunity. For soybeans, cash rented, the FINBIN data showed the following. 2010 2011 Est. 2012 Proj. Total cost/acre $397.47 $441.37 $473.97 Assuming a $20 direct payment play a labor and management charge of $35 per acre and the $474 projected costs of soybeans in 2012, cost per bushel are: 42 bu. 50 bu. 58 bu. $204 $11.64 $9.78 $8.43 $300 --$11.71 --$350 $15.13 $12.71 $10.96 “The corn-soybean price ratio continues to favor corn,” Craven said. But like all projections on 2012, dry soils are a major concern. Looking at the North American drought map causes even more questions about the 2012 crop outlook.

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Crop consultant: ‘It’s what’s in your dirt that matters’ By KEVIN SCHULZ The Land Editor It’s all about making farmers more money. That’s how Chuck Wilmes sees the strategy of the series of Crop Production Services’ Innovative and Focused Research Plots across Minnesota and South Dakota. Wilmes, the CPS seed manager for the Minnesota and South Dakota division, oversees the various corn and soybean plots that go far beyond the simple yield comparisons of DynaGro seed, the CPS “house brand.” “We’re putting our best up against the best of other brands,” Wilmes said, “but we’re looking at more than

just yield results.” In addition to seed, the plot comparisons also compare performance of starter treatments and foliar treatments for both corn and soybeans. (See story on Page 11A for treatments tested.) The lessons learned from these plots, and their accompanied plot days, break down to the lowest common denominator. “All of these treatments and the hybrids aren’t worth anything if you don’t start with a good fertility base,” Wilmes said. “It’s what’s in your dirt” that matters, said Ryan Hiniker, CPS sales representative and crop consultant in the

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Chuck Wilmes, left, and Ryan Hiniker check over the soybeans at the Crop Production Services Innovative & Focused Research Plot near Mankato, Minn. Mankato, Minn., area. Hiniker said he has seen producers really getting behind the focus on whole-plant health. “It’s amazing how tissue sampling is catching on,” he said. “That’s allowing the grower to catch things during the growing season. It’s too late for that crop if you’re waiting until after harvest to take a soil test.” CPS plots are near Sargeant, East Chain, Mora, Slayton, Big Lake, Mans-

field, Dassel, Sauk Centre, Lakefield, Pipestone, Mankato, Winthrop and Harmony in Minnesota, and Northville in Spink County, S.D. Wilmes echoes CPS’s printed purpose of the Innovative and Focused Plot when he says, “we want to provide unbiased results. ... our main goal is to improve our growers’ return on investment.” See CPS, pg. 11A


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and Winthrop locations CPS, from pg. 10A were added for 2011. Each cooperatorHiniker sees potential grower, as well as any growth in the CPS plot producer requesting format, by maybe comone, receives a bookparing more than just let of plot results of hybrids, starters and all the plots. foliar treatments. “Today some of Chuck Wilmes “Maybe we’ll downsize these growers are Ryan Hiniker some foliar treatments, farming in five to seven counties, so and maybe add some insecticide comthis can really be beneficial to these guys,” Hiniker said. “They can see how parisons, or look at plant population a particular variety and treatment per- and planting depth comparisons,” Hiniker said. formed across a wide area.” Just an example of data included in In addition to Dyna-Gro seed, the the results book, a starter treatment of plots also compare corn seed from NK, DeKalb and Pioneer, and soybeans RiseR and Black LabelZn came in about 2 bushels an acre better than a from NK, Asgrow and Pioneer. mix of RiseR and 10-34-00 (190.4 Although these plots are CPS plots, bu./acre to 188.2 bu./acre). The real and Dyna-Gro is the CPS house brand, advantage of the RiseR-Black LabelZn Dyna-Gro does not always come out on treatment comes in a dollars per acre top. And that’s just fine with Hiniker advantage of $31.80. The RiseR and and Wilmes. 10-34-00 treatment brought in an addi“Obviously, we want to get them as tional $18.60/acre. (A factor of $6 per customers, but if we can just give them bushel for corn was used to figure all the information so they can make these results.) their best management decisions for Those are number that hit home for their farm, that’s what it’s all about,” farmers, especially when it’s all about Hiniker said. making them more money. In addition to getting a one-year To receive a copy of the CPS plot snapshot, the grower will also get a results booklet, contact Wilmes at progressive performance picture over chuck.wilmes@cpsagu.com or (507) time. This year was the second year for 317-2099, or Hiniker at the majority of the plot locations, thus ryan.hiniker@cpsagu.com or (507) 514there are two years of production sta- 3584. tistics for those locations. The Mankato

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Treatments applied in CPS plots Corn starter treatments 5 gallons 10-34-00: 2.5 gals. RiseR + 1 gal. Re-Nforce 2.5 gals. RiseR + 3 gals. 10-34-00 2.5 gals. RiseR + 1 pint AccomplishLM 5 gals. 10-34-00 + 6 ounces Headline 2.5 gals. RiseR + 6 oz. Capture 2.5 gals. RiseR + 2 gals. Black Label Zn 2.5 gals. RiseR + 2 gals. Black Label Zn + 1 pint AccomplishLM 2.5 gals. RiseR + 2.5 oz. Radiate

Soybeans foliar treatments 2 oz. Radiate 1 qt. Task Force 2 64 oz. Awaken 5 oz. BOMO 5 oz. BOMNZN 6 oz. Headline + Franchise 1 gal. Re-Nforce 0.5 gal. N-Pact 4 oz. Phocon 1 qt. Blackjack Zn 4 oz. Priaxor 1 qt. Black Label Zn

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Corn foliar treatments 5 oz. BOMNZN 1 gal. LoKomotive 6 oz. Headline and Franchise 1 gal. N-Pact 1 gal. Maximum N-Pact 1 gal. N-Pact + 5 oz. BOMNZN 2 oz. Radiate 6 oz. Headline + 1 gal. LoKomotive 1 quart Black Label Zn 4 oz. Phocon 4 oz. Ratchet

Soybeans starter treatments 2.5 gals RiseR 5 gals. 10-34-00 2.5 gals. RiseR + 1 pt. AccomplishLM 1 pt. AccomplishLM 2 pt. AccomplishLM 2.5 gals. RiseR + 6 oz. Headline 64 oz. Awaken 2 oz. Radiate


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Seed industry giving thanks for carryover supply By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Carryover. It’s sometimes a dreaded Seed corn can maintain its quality for many years. word in the seed industry because of There are times when your carryover seed is, in fact, the simple connotation that you didn’t better quality than your new crop. sell as much as you thought you would. This year, however, lots of seed — Bob Thurston industry people are saying “thank goodness for carryover.” production in Chile and to be receptive to what your customers The reason is obvious. The fickle Argentina. And perhaps not are looking for. That means constantly nature of Mother Nature during surprising, the seed industry tweaking what you already have in the the somewhat cantankerous reacted quickly so most of the process of forecasting what the Ameri2011 growing season simply available acres for seed pro- can farmer wants,” Thurston said. High produced less seed yield for seed duction in South America are on that “wish list” for farmers are more companies across America. Bob Thurston pretty much maxed out.” efficient water-utilization hybrids. At a September field day of Thurston pointed out that carryover “2012 will be a big year for looking at Thurston Genetics of Olivia, Minn., visiting seeds men concurred seed seed is always a player in the seed the drought-related traits. Our goal is supply for the 2012 growing season industry. The notion that new crop to be in a full blown launch of ‘droughtseed is better than old crop seed is resistant’ hybrids a year from now,” he could be an issue. Bob Thurston, president, said, “final wrong. “Seed corn can maintain its said. How big is the concern about resistresults are yet to be determined but quality for many years. There are early indications are seed yields will times when your carryover seed is, in ance to the corn rootworm trait? “It’s indeed be challenged. That July heat fact, better quality than your new scattered around. The big biotech comkilled a lot of pollen that should have crop,” he said, adding that the quality panies that deal in these traits are been making the 2011 seed crop. So of the 2011 crop seed is suspect in well aware of what’s happening,” said there was a poor seed set in many many areas simply because of the Thurston. “The Monsantos, Sygentas, BASF, etc., they’re ahead of the curve. areas of the Corn Belt where the bulk stressful conditions of this season. Different trait packages are always They have the scientific depth, the of our seed corn industry is located. “However, we have a good chance to being examined. New and improved resources to always come up with new recoup much of that loss with winter genetics are an ongoing ambition of products to head off the latest threat, every seed company. “You always need whatever that maybe.

“The new product being released today if, for example, it’s a new corn rootworm product, the next generation is already being worked on. All the biotech companies believe in ‘resistance’ and that is why they are always building new platforms for new product introductions.” It’s all about corn Always enthusiastic about the constantly changing landscape of North Dakota, Dan Lund, NuTech Seed regional sales manager at Alice, N.D., said, “Corn is the new king up here. Potatoes have pretty much left the Red River Valley (moving west); so, too, have canola and edible beans (also moving west); wheat started moving west quite a few years ago. Soybeans came on like gangbusters, but today farm talk in North Dakota is all about corn.” Good money, great yields, few disease issues and new hybrids that readily adapt to the North Dakota environment are what’s moving corn into the headlines, according to Lund. “Corn acreage is going to be huge up here next year,” he said. “A lot of guys are talking 100 percent corn; and soybeans will continue right behind. But See CARRYOVER, pg. 13A


Parker: Carryover seed this year like gold in the bank Corn acreage is going to be huge up here (in North Dakota) next year. A lot of guys are talking 100 percent corn. ... But the big question is will there be enough seed to meet this new demand? — Dan Lund

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CARRYOVER, from pg. 12A said irrigated seed acres in Nebraska, Michigan and Minnesota looked great. the big question is will there be enough seed to meet this Lee Huey, an Ames, Iowa, new demand? agronomist who evaluates corn hybrids, said he has seen the “Because of all the new traits most agronomic problems over we don’t carryover as much the entire Midwest in the 40seed as we used to. Through plus years he has evaluated this much additional acreage hybrids. He evaluates hybrids into the business plan and it from Kentucky to North Dakota. puts some pressure on this Denitrification caused by exceshybrid seed supply for 2012. Dan Lund sive moisture this past spring Traits aren’t quite as wild up was a problem at most locations. here but strangely, western He also observed poor kernel fill North Dakota and Montana caused by excessive July heat growers like the rootworm and stalk and root problems as a combos. It seems to kick their result of high winds and stalk yield up, very likely because of rot at many locations. He agreed better water efficiency. More with estimates that yields overand healthier roots that keep all in the Midwest will be from on working even when mois10 to 15 bushels below last ture is scarce is their thinking.” Irv Parker year’s average. So will new “water-efficient” Parker said that today when hybrids catch on quickly in his territory? a questionable seed crop happens, “It depends on the cost. The cost-ben- everybody scurries to South America efit ratio may fall apart if seed price is for winter production. Plus it lets the excessive. Right now growers are OK seed industry reevaluate production of about trait discounts on the triple- certain seed lines. “Things that didn’t stack offerings.” work so well up here in the states don’t Lund smiled, “We’re looking more need to be considered in South America. They’ll plant seed acres to inbred like Iowa every year.” lines that do substantially better and Difficult season Relating to the 2011 seed crop, seed that allows for some inventory adjustindustry consultant Irv Parker described ment.” His appraisal on carryover seed is that a difficult season for seed producers with weather being the single biggest com- this year especially, it’s much like gold plaint — from cool, wet late season in the bank. “If you’re a good manager of plantings, to a surge of July heat which corn seed production you’ll deliberately rushed seed fields into pollination, and plant for a 25 percent or better carryover just simply as a hedge against an then the early September frost. “A grower in southern Illinois indicated unpredictable Mother Nature.” So regardless of 2012 corn planting his seed crop was only 45 percent of expectations; in Nebraska some seed intentions, Parker suspected carryover growers are reporting only 75 percent of seed from the excellent seed year of intended yield so it cuts across the entire 2010 will be a key factor in making seed production areas,” Parker said. He 2012 a doable crop year for corn.

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New sustainable ag standard website As was highlighted at the meeting, the Draft Standard for Sustainable Agriculture (LEO-4000) is gearing up for public comment and subsequent pilot testing in the spring of 2012. The Leonardo Academy is seeking producers, manufactures, retailers, consumers and end-user representatives to participate in the pilot testing of this standard. At the meeting, the committee completed the second of three phases of drafting specific criteria, metrics and outlined clear achievement levels in the development process. ••• This article was submitted by the Leonardo Academy.

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Leonardo Academy hosted the fall quarterly meeting of the multi-stakeholder Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee by webinar on Oct. 21. A new website dedicated to the standard development process was also announced at the meeting. The new website, www.sustainableagstandard.org, was released for public use as part of a new communications platform. It includes social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, to aid in getting the word out that the first draft standard is progressing toward completion. Those interested can participate on these social media sites as they can add value at the subcommittee level.


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almost like a fairy tale. Descending 20 stone steps on Itlet’sawith steep hillside in Ortonville, Minn., brings you to a casan ivy-covered tower. The castle is filled with fairy tale creatures, whimsical characters representing cultures, peoples, ballerinas and angels. If that scene requires imagination, that’s OK. Imagination has free reign in this realm. The spirited queen who presides over this fairy tale world is Mary Taffe — wife, mother, artist and creator of a host of fun sculptures. More than 70 characters are part of the family of dolls that Taffe has been creating for a decade. Her children have played a significant role in their creation. When her college-aged daughter was 10, they made dolls at a mother-daughter art day. That was the start of these mixedmedia sculptures composed from textiles, jewelry, beads and found objects. She made all female characters until, when her son was younger, she heard him tell a customer, “My mom doesn’t like boys.” That prompted the creation of “Wonder Boy” and other male personalities. There is a childlike quality to the dolls, but they are anything but childish. These abstract creations in human form celebrate family relationships and various cultures, some being inspired by historic personalities. While they look fragile, everything is wired together (there is no hot glue) for a sturdy sculpture. Each doll comes with an optional name and a verse of joy and energy written by Taffe. While there are standard characters, no two dolls are exactly alike. Taffe also custom-makes dolls, and has a new line of “Teeny Tiny” dolls that are three inches tall, dressed in folk costumes of various nationalities. While this isn’t a fairy tale and Taffe does not need to be rescued — she’s been married to her Prince Charming for over 20 years — that fairy tale quality is underscored by one other fact: Mary Taffe does her alchemy of turning found materials into lovable creatures in her ivy-covered tower. You can view the dolls in the Twin Cities at the Edina Art Center, and on main street Ortonville at JoLee’s Jewelry Store, or online at http://littlewomen-mbt.blogspot.com. Taffe can be contacted at mbtaffe@hotmail.com.

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Pakistan Through hybridization, genetic modifiMeanwhile, about 1,700 miles to the northcation and other scientific advances, crop northwest, in the northern Pakistan state of seed has been radically altered by Punjab, a recent New York Times story tells mankind over the years to help boost of rice and wheat farmers there also strugyields, handle stresses and resist pests. gling with the effects of soil salinity. A joint Crops can be planted earlier, in cooler project between the Punjab government and soils, for longer growing seasons or earthe UN to address the problem is making lier harvest; they are impacted less by substantial progress, however. weather extremes, such as high winds Area land that has been practically and extended droughts; and they fight LAND MINDS worthless for decades has been revived by back against little critters, both visible treating it with gypsum. If soil tests indiand microscopic, that would otherwise By Tom Royer cate a farmer’s land can be helped, it is find the plant to be a tasty treat. submerged for two to three weeks in To the best of my knowledge, howgypsum and water. ever, there is no agricultural practice, The gypsum powder neutralizes the chemical treatment or genetic tinkering saline soil, and successful crops are grown within a currently available to protect farmers’ crops from single season. Farming incomes have doubled or wild elephants. OK, so wild elephants may not be much of a prob- tripled — “to as much as $230 a month” according to lem on Minnesota or Iowa farms — or on farmland of the story — and land values have skyrocketed from practically zero to more than $6,000 per acre. (In any kind anywhere in the United States for that areas where this desalinization process isn’t possimatter — but it’s a different story in Sri Lanka. ble, farmers have been encouraged to grow alternaSri Lanka tive, saline-resistant crops such as Across this large island nation, eucalyptus.) situated off the southern coast of India India, rice farmers can do everyThe gypsum From Punjab, if you travel about thing right in tending their crop, 900 miles as the crow flies to the eastpowder neutralworking to improve yields and navisoutheast, you’ll land in India’s northizes the saline gating the vagaries of weather, yet eastern state of Bihar. There, farmers lose it all just before harvest if a soil, and sucare benefiting from an even more herd of wild elephants should cessful crops are unusual source: impounded weapons. choose her land for a rice paddy grown within a hoe-down. According to a BBC News report, single season. Bihar’s new director general of That’s exactly what happened to Farming incomes police, who goes by the single name Sri Lankan farmer R. M. of Abhayanand, has instituted an have doubled or Vimalawathi, according to a United “arms to farms” program in which tripled — to as Nations news service report. the police force is — taking Isaiah much as $230 a She had been participating in field 2:4 almost literally — beating swords month. trials for several years, trying a into plowshares. variety of different field practices to Bihar is the second-most crimegrow rice in soil that had become filled state in India. More than 3,000 too salty. It is believed that rising people were killed in violent crimes temperatures have increased evaporation in the there last year, and more than 60,000 confiscated region, leaving behind excessive salt deposits. firearms are stored at police stations across the Newer rice hybrids began to fail in these condistate. Abhayanand’s new program has begun worktions, so farmers started experimenting with older, ing with area blacksmiths to melt firearms down traditional seed that offered lower yields but were and reshape them into hoes, sickles and shovels. hardier and required less fertilizer, thus reducing “Instead of simply destroying the firearms,” input costs. Abhayanand is quoted as saying, “I thought it would In addition, trials included altering practices such be better to recycle them into farming and gardenas how often they drained their paddies — more fre- ing tools to help rural people earn their livelihoods.” quently, to reduce salinity levels — and harvesting a Sounds like a pretty good idea to me. few days later than normal. And that’s your South Asia farm report. Now back Those extra days, sadly, proved disastrous for Ms. to Lynn Ketelsen with the markets. Vimalawathi. The night before it was to be har••• vested, wild elephants chomped and stomped their way through what had been her most promising crop Tom Royer is assistant editor of The Land. He may in years. be reached at troyer@TheLandOnline.com.

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Separating the proverbial sheep from the proverbial goats As the Sunday, Nov. 20 fire? What? network news’ yakkers were Later, it brought confuworking hard to fix the sion: Sheep on the right, blame for the Super Comgoats on the left. OK, so mittee’s failed attempts to where’s the middle? fix last summer’s failed Now, finally, it brings clarattempts to fix Congress’s ity. Right, left. Eternal life, failed attempts to fix the fedeternal punishment. Got it. eral budget, 25 or so Americans gathered in a central More importantly, the evoIllinois church to hear their FARM & FOOD FILE lution made clear the path pastor explain that day’s toward one and away from By Alan Guebert Gospel, Matthew 25: 31-46. the other: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to the least of For the faithfully these my brothers, you did unchurched or the faithit to me.” Simple, really. fully forgetful that’s the lesson where the Lord That I missed that point for many warns the world that, sooner or later, it years was not because of my stern will be separated into two flocks — schooling or simple upbringing. I saw sheep on the right and goats on the left. examples of great giving for years at The sheep will “inherit the kingdom school and on the big dairy farm of my prepared for them” and the goats, well, youth but was either too childish or too they’ll be very hot for a very long time. arrogant to accept ’em. The message and the metaphor were For example, two or three times a not lost on one of those folks gathered week a neighbor would send his children that gray Sunday in Illinois. In a half- to our dairy for milk that we sold to anycentury of church-going, two decades of one with a gallon jug and 50 cents. evening devotions and eight years of This neighbor, however, never paid. Lutheran school I had heard that pasInstead, each trip and each gallon was sage at least 50 times. My understandduly noted, usually by those children, ing of it, however, was slow to evolve. on a tab kept in a nearby cupboard. For example, in grade school the As the tab lengthened two things reading brought fear. Goats? Eternal slowly dawned on me. First, the neigh-

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Syngenta introduces new sunflower hybrid for 2012

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Syngenta in North America announced the addition of 3158 NS/CL/DM brand to its sunflower hybrid line up. 3158 NS/CL/DM brand is a broadly adapted hybrid tailored to North Dakota, South Dakota and the High Plains region that offers herbicide tolerance and protection from a wide range of diseases, including downy mildew. “This newest hybrid gives sunflower growers a new tool to meet their demands for high oil content, herbicide tolerance and excellent yield,” said Jim Johnson, Syngenta product lead for oilseeds. “Having the industry’s largest germplasm base and an unmatched research pipeline allows us to continue delivering top-notch hybrids with added value to the grower.” Through the Clearfield herbicide system, growers can easily control yield-robbing grass and broadleaf weeds after planting 3158 NS/CL/DM brand. This NuSun

hybrid features good vigor, drought tolerance and stalk strength. With a 97-day relative maturity, 3158 NS/CL/DM brand flowers early for a mid-season hybrid and can be grown in key sunflower geographies from North Dakota to the High Plains. “Our mission at Syngenta is to deliver top-performing products to our growers that are backed by service from our seasoned Syngenta sales and agronomy team,” said Grant Ozipko, Syngenta crop portfolio head for oilseeds. “By integrating our leading hybrids with in-season crop protection solutions like CruiserMaxx Sunflower seed treatment insecticide/fungicide, Quadris fungicide and Warrior II with Zeon Technology insecticide, sunflower growers are able to get their crop off to a good start and protect it from damaging insects and diseases throughout the season.” ••• This article was submitted by Syngenta.

bor always sent his children because he didn’t want the embarrassment of having to add to that tab in person and, two, the tab would never be paid. Shortly thereafter I realized that my father not only knew the tab would never be paid, he never acknowledged it even existed. His view, I reckoned, was that since we produced 3,000 gallons of milk a week, we’d never miss the four or five gallons the neighbor needed. After all, we had plenty and the neighbor didn’t even have a cow. As such, two gallons here or two gallons there simply didn’t matter. What mattered was doing the right thing. There was no debate, no cost-benefit analysis, no consultation with a committee and no telephone call to some government official. It was the right thing to do so he did it. Period.

Besides, time paid the tab. The following 40 years leveled the cows, the dairy, the neighbor and the tab. All are gone; all accounts are settled. The proverbial sheep have been separated from the proverbial goats. Maybe that’s something our mostly richto-super-rich politicians might want to keep in mind as they continue to deepen the divisions between the nation’s rich and poor, left and right, Dems and Repubs, fed and unfed: Time settles all accounts. Also, since most of these slicksters are city slicksters, they might want to learn the difference between sheep and goats. Word has it that they are not the same either now or later. ••• Alan Guebert’s “Farm and Food File” is published weekly in more than 70 newspapers in North America. Contact him at agcomm@farmandfoodfile.com.

Letter: GOP, Dems deal with dilemmas differently To the Editor: Herman Cain is finding out one of the perils of political life. If there is one blemish in your life, the world is soon going to find out about it through daily articles in the press. You are automatically guilty without the opportunity to defend yourself, no matter how long ago the incident occurred. Almost every candidate for political office has something that could, under the tactics of political life, be subject to headline scrutiny without knowing the whole story. We have seen it in our last governor’s race. One of the charges leveled at the Republican candidate was that he had been picked up for drunken driving. Never mind that this happened 30 years ago, it still became the issue that elected Gov. Dayton with only 43 percent of the votes. Karl Rolvaag was elected over Elmer L. Anderson, when he charged Anderson in the last couple weeks of the campaign, with covering up errors in constructing Highway 35 through the cities. After the election they admitted that the story was untrue — but Rolvaag became governor because of the lie. The 1990 Republican candidate for governor, Jon Grunseth, had to step aside when the rumor was that he allowed his daughter and her girl friends to swim nude in his private pool. Nationally the same situation has occurred quite regularly. Several Republican congressmen have lost their seats

because of allegations against them. It has been the policy of the Republican party to ask them to resign rather than fight because it is almost impossible to win an election when a candidate is constantly under fire. The Democratic party uses a different system. When Clinton was under fire, he denied the allegations. When the House voted to impeach him, the Democrats in the Senate refused to do so. When Sen. Ted Kennedy drowned the girl he was fooling around with, they kept electing him and he became an icon, a leader in the party for many years. Wilbur Mills, who headed the appropriations committee in the House, drove into the Tidal Basin with Fanny Hill at his side. He was drunk, as usual, but still retained his position. When New York congressman Weiner was exposed, he still planned to run for mayor of New York. When a Democrat congressman from Alabama was charged with accepting bribes, the F.B.I. found $90,000 in cash in his freezer. The party still supported him in the next election. Herman, I think that you are facing an up-hill battle because of this. It is not fair to you and the electorate. The press in particular is not going to write about your solutions to the problems that we have in our national leadership today. They are going to write about the sensational topics, like Clinton’s “I didn’t inhale when I used the stuff.” Al Schumann Eyota, Minn.


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Commentary: State level protection of farmland stalls According to new statistics released by American Farmland Trust’s Farmland Information Center, efforts by state governments to protect agricultural land through purchase of agricultural conservation easement programs stalled despite an apparent increase in total acres protected. PACE programs compensate farmers and ranchers for permanently protecting their land with conservation easements that limit future development and keep farmland available for agriculture. The Farmland Information Center’s survey of PACE programs found that during 2010, state programs acquired 4 percent more easements to reach a total of 12,415 easements nationwide. Protected acres rose 8 percent to 2,185,996 acres. But Colorado accounted for 59 percent of the year’s increase in acres. The state more than doubled its

annual acres protected from 43,723 acres in 2009 to 95,303 acres in 2010. When Colorado is taken out of the mix, the remaining state-level programs protected 21 percent less land than in the prior year. Colorado completed several large acreage projects. Another bright spot was New Jersey, where in August, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation allocating $90.6 million to preserve farmland in the Garden State. New Jersey’s State Agriculture Development Committee administers the farmland preservation programs, which include state-initiated farmland protection projects and grants to counties, municipalities and nonprofits. In contrast, at least 16 active state programs either reduced spending or continued not to fund farmland protection projects in the face of tight state budgets. All states together spent $185,204,380, or 21 percent less than

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2009, and 45 percent less than the amount in 2008. Cuts in state-level farmland protection funding are particularly ill-timed because PACE activity had started to gain momentum, encouraged by federal funding. From 2001 to 2011, there was a 32 percent increase in the number of active state-level programs and a 127 percent spike in independent local programs. Easements acquired by state programs rose 153 percent from 4,898 to 12,415 while protected acres skyrocketed by 171 percent. Early adopters have realized significant accomplishments; protecting meaningful proportions of their agricultural land base. Continued funding is needed to keep pace with development. Only three states had saved more than one acre

for each acre of agricultural land converted: Delaware (1.21 acres), Maryland (1.63 acres) and Vermont (3.28 acres). Five additional states had protected more than 0.5 acre for each acre lost: Pennsylvania (0.64 acre), New Jersey (0.69 acre), Massachusetts (0.77 acre), Connecticut (0.83 acre) and Colorado (0.91 acre). PACE programs do not stop development but ensure that there will be a supply of agricultural land in the future. Food production, and therefore longterm food security, depends on the availability of agricultural land. Saving agricultural land as the world’s population grows from seven billion to 9.4 billion in 2050 will help ensure that the global demand for food can be met. Well-managed agricultural land See PROTECTION, pg. 5B

Commentary: Clean energy cuts will hurt rural economy The Congressional Conference Committee proposed to cut clean energy programs for agriculture by more than 60 percent in the agriculture budget for fiscal year 2012. Because the U.S. government has been operating under a short-term agreement that expires on Nov. 18 this new measure was expected to pass, without amendment. Members from the House and Senate proposed deep cuts to funding for popular clean energy programs that create rural economic development and energy independence. “This is the wrong time to slash funding for programs that create jobs and rural economic development,” said Allen Grosboll, Legislative Director for the Environmental Law & Policy Center. “These cuts are a step back from solving America’s jobs and energy challenges.” Farm bill clean energy programs have helped thousands of farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and generate clean energy through wind, solar, biomass, energy efficiency and other projects. The cuts to these programs mean fewer jobs and less private investment in rural America. Following is a summary of the funding cuts from the Senate-House conferees to clean energy development programs for agriculture. Rural Energy for America Program (REAP, Section 9007) REAP provides grants and loan guarantees for agricultural producers and

rural small businesses to implement energy efficiency and a wide variety or renewable energy systems. • REAP cut by 64 percent to a total funding of $25.40 million from a $70 million authorization. This translates into a loss of approximately 750 new jobs, based on established job creation rates for REAP. Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels (Section 9005) The Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels provides production payments for producers of “advanced biofuels,” which excludes corn ethanol. • Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels cut by 62 percent, to $65 million, from a $105 million authorization. Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP, Section 9011) BCAP provides cost-share funding to establish and purchase first generation energy crops such as prairie grasses. BCAP was funded in the 2008 farm bill as “such sums as are necessary.” • BCAP was capped at $17 million, while it was administratively capped at $112 million in the 2011 fiscal year, a reduction in the cap of 85 percent. ••• This article was submitted by the Environmental Law & Policy Center, the Midwest’s leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. Log on to www.FarmEnergy.org.


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‘Conservation dollars spent here won’t be undone by development’ nificant changes to the program could further stall farmland protection efforts nationwide. “We hope that Congress will think long and hard about cuts to conservation because conservation spending is vital to our national security. Conservation dollars spent here won’t be undone by future development. A working lands easement program keeps land available for production and invests in local economies,” said Katherine “Kitty” Smith, AFT vice president of programs and chief economist. As of January 2011, 25 states have active state-level PACE programs. Montana’s state PACE authority expired in 2003. AFT’s Farmland Information Center conducts an annual survey of state and local PACE programs throughout the country. Results are available online at www.farmlandinfo.org. ••• This commentary was submitted by the American Farmland Trust — www.farmland.org — a conservation organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices and supporting a sustainable future for farms.

farmers had an abundant harvest and some had a kind of meager harvest. Some farmers with livestock will be buying a fair amount of expensive feed through the next 10 or 11 months. Perhaps whether kind of meager or abundant, it’s good to look at things to be thankful for. Conditions for harvest were about as good as we could hope for. It was good to have a harvest season where we weren’t wallowing in mud. The crop that was going into September quite wet and immature dried down amazingly fast. And there’s family, friends, neighbors and the good things in life that are there along with the challenges and the difficult things. Thanksgiving comes at a good time of the year. I guess the Pilgrims had that figured out pretty well. ••• This commentary was submitted by Dan Martens, University of Minnesota Extension educator for Stearns, Benton and Morrison (Minn.) counties. He may be reached at (320) 968-5077, (800) 964-4929 or marte011@umn.edu.

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PROTECTION, from pg. 4B also provides food and cover for wildlife and protects watersheds. It helps control flooding, absorbs and filters wastewater, provides groundwater recharge and has the potential to generate a source of renewable energy. Working lands support local economies through sales of farm goods, job creation, support services and businesses, and by creating secondary markets such as food processing and distribution. The federal government helped bridge the funding gap last year, releasing $31 million more in Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program allocations than it did in 2009. The FRPP provides matching funds to entities to buy easements on agricultural land. Since its inception in 1996 through 2010, the FRPP has allocated nearly $888 million for easement acquisitions and supporting technical assistance. Of the 25 states that acquired easements through PACE, 22 (or 88 percent) have used FRPP funds. In addition to assisting state PACE programs, the FRPP has worked with local PACE entities and non-governmental organizations in 49 states. Reductions in federal funding or sig-

picking two acres of corn a day sound to you ... or picking corn for $2 a day? We’ve made a lot of progress in harvesting capacity. Still Dad often said that picking corn by hand was one of the best farming experiences he had. It was pretty awesome to walk alongside a wagon pulled by a team of horses that found their way up and down the field, pretty much on their own, responding occasionally to a “Whoa” or “Gitty-up.” It was good to take care of the crop, to work close to the land and close to nature. It was good to build a corn crib, to fill the corn crib. Through the years, Dad would say that the greater treasure was the relationships with family, neighbors — and the Provider of the sunshine, rain, the crop, family and neighbors. So along with asking how the crop turned out, he’d be hoping things are good with family, the neighbors and your Provider ... and that we’re working on those things too where they need a little care. I’m still learning about the balance of all of that. It’s been another unusual growing season, and farmers are in a lot of different situations as we come to the close of the harvest season. Some

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about 45 or 50 bushels a day. He was doing about the same, so we were getting almost 100 bushels a day which wasn’t too bad for an old man and a kid. We had been at it about 10 days when the infamous Armistice Day blizzard of 1940 hit. Things came to a screeching halt then. Two or three weeks later he had me come over one halfway decent afternoon and try again. The next morning we woke up to another raging blizzard. George said, “We’re licked again.” So they took me home and that was the end of money-making days for that year.” Working at the neighbors had a big influence on Dad in his teen years. He learned a lot by seeing how neighbors did things. He gained a lot of confidence by finding out that he could work along-side a neighbor and do a good job. It might not be a bad idea yet to give kids a chance to gain some work experience with a neighbor once in a while. Are you ready for a blizzard? Ready or not, we’d probably rather skip the blizzard for a while. And how does

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Looking back at the harvest, I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at a harvest experience in years gone by, kind of a family story. My dad took up writing about his growing-up-years and a variety of other life experiences while recovering from a bout with cancer at about age 62. He did some writing for over 20 years, picking up the pen when he had the notion. Dad wrote that in the fall of 1939, when he was 15, a neighbor, George Haggardt, asked him to help pick a load of corn by hand to feed the pigs. George must have thought he did a good job because the next year, George hired him to pick corn through the harvest. Dad wrote: We each had a team and a wagon. George said, “Fellows with machine corn pickers are getting $2 an acre. So if you pick an acre a day, I’ll pay you $2 a day.” So I had to prove I could do it. The field we were on took nine rows to make an acre. So I picked for all I was worth and would come up with about 11 rows a day just for good measure. He said he thought I was picking

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Commentary: An ice-free Arctic — 6,000 years ago Perhaps the silliest thing about the modern global warming debate is that we’re trying to evaluate major climate changes in eye-blinks of time such as 10 or 30 years. The big Ice Age cycle lasts about 90,000 years, the last one ended about 12,000 years ago. El Ninos last a year or two and change nothing, climate-wise. The Weather Channel can (sort of) predict 10 days out. Yet the United Nations panel’s claims of man-made warming are based on an “unprecedented warming” that was only 22 years long, 1976-98. There’s been no trace of a warming trend since. There was, however, an earlier “unprecedented warming” from 1915-40 — before the Industrial Revolution started seriously raising the CO2 levels. At the moment, the alarmists are frantically predicting that the Arctic will become ice-free any minute now, all the polar bears will starve, and we’ll be sorry we didn’t listen. The Russians, however, say the Arctic region has recently been about at the peak warmth of its own 70-year climate cycle — and the Russians know the Arctic. There are, additionally, lots of old news stories in the New York Times files that made the same “unprecedented” claims

about Arctic melting in the BC. They say these ridges were formed 1920s and ’30s. Let’s also when there was wave activity and occaremember that there are sional storms — on a big body of water two Poles and the Antarctic has been with little or no ice. The research team building ice for the last 40 years. says pack ice ridges are shorter, narrower Today, we’d like to settle the Arctic and more irregular. The Norwegian team question once and for all — based on says the sea levels haven’t been as high research that has been before us for since, because the ice hasn’t all melted years. First, let’s agree that geologists since. Otherwise, new waves would have and climatologists have the evidence of washed the older ridges away. long-term changes in the earth’s past If the Arctic was nearly ice-free in the temperatures. Geologist Ian Plimer, in first Holocene Warm Period, did the seals his book “Heaven and Earth,” notes disappear? Did the polar bears starve? If that the first global warming during they had, there’d be no polar bears up our Holocene, between 9000 and 6500 there today, since they aren’t migratory. BC, was the warmest earth has been Lysa and Larsen say there are pack ice since the end of the last big Ice Age. ridges farther down the beach; Carbon A Norwegian research team three dating shows this Arctic pack ice had reyears ago announced it had found formed by 4,000 years ago. There is also important evidence of an ice-free Arc- evidence that Inuit hunters had tic during that first Holocene warm- migrated to the northern beaches by ing. “The climate in the northern that time. These seal-hunting people had regions has never been milder since to have both pack ice and driftwood. the last Ice Age than it was about 6,000 to 7,000 years ago,” says Astrid Lysa, one of the Norwegian geologists. Lysa and Eiliv Larsen, of the Geological Survey of Norway, studied beach ridges on the northern shores of Greenland. Recent farm bill proposals to expand They found distinct, very long beach crop insurance for U.S. farmers have ridges, running parallel to the beach, failed to acknowledge threats to agriwhich dated back to 6000 to 7000 years culture from climate change, finds a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. In their report, “A Risky Proposition: Crop Insurance in the Face of Climate Change,” authors Julia Olmstead and Jim Kleinschmit argue that crop insurance expansion without climate adaptation for agriculture would threaten food security and farmers’ livelihoods, while increasing costs for taxpayers. “Agriculture is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change,” Kleinschmit said. “Farmers need support to make their land more resilient to floods, droughts and the other pressures climate change brings. Revenue insurance proposals help farmers financially cope with disasters, but do nothing to help them minimize risk in the field.” Research indicates that diversified farms that incorporate livestock and perennials are more resilient than single-crop farming systems to the increases in flooding, drought and pest invasions associated with climate change. Current federal crop insurance programs, and the “shallow-loss” revenue insurance programs that have been proposed for the 2012 farm bill, discourage crop diversification and encourage farmers to take on unwieldy amounts of risk.

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“Seals and driftwood were absolutely vital if they were to survive,” says Larsen. “They needed seals for food and clothing, and driftwood for fuel when the temperature crept toward minus 50 degrees.” There you have it. The Arctic has been ice-free or nearly ice-free in the climatically recent past. So much for “unprecedented warmth” in today’s Arctic, so much for the polar bears going extinct. However, I will concede that climate cycling is so complex it would be much simpler to just blame humans. ••• This commentary was submitted by Dennis Avery, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., and the director for the Center for Global Food Issues. He was formerly a senior analyst for the Department of State. Readers may write him at P.O. Box 202, Churchville, VA 24421 or e-mail to cgfi@hughes.net.

Commentary: Crop insurance must address climate change A better option, the report says, would be for farmers participating in federal crop insurance programs to practice “climate compliance,” in which they would work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to develop a whole-farm plan to increase climate resilience and receive support via farm bill conservation programs to implement the plan. This cost-savings plan would help curb the risk of large federal outlays on insurance payouts and would leverage already existing farm bill programs such as the Conservation Stewardship Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. “It’s shocking that amid all the discussion of crop insurance expansion, no one is talking about the reasons why farmers need more protection from risk,” Olmstead said. “This year’s severe droughts and floods should be clear indications that if we don’t take steps to help farmers protect their farms from climate change, we’re not only putting the federal budget at risk, but our entire food supply as well.” The IATP supports policies in the United States and internationally that help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change and will be producing an upcoming web series profiling farmers who have withstood extreme weather by building resilience into their farming systems. ••• This commentary was submitted by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, online at www.iatp.org.


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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Knockdown time: about 30 minutes. Doing the damage: a huge, 45,000-pound Komatsu excavator. Being trashed: a 36-foot x 68-foot barn built in the 1920s on the Doug and Ione Parsons farm in Redwood County, Minn. The demise of this sturdy structure on Nov. 1 actually started July 1 when 113 mph Rick Jeseritz winds blasted through the area. That storm not only ripped steel roofing off this barn but also gashed other buildings and twisted, mangled and knocked down dozens of trees surrounding the Parsons farmstead. Precisely maneuvering the big machine was Rick Jeseritz of Cottonwood, Minn., who started his excavation work in 1983 after returning from military service. He served in the U.S. Army airborne branch with 56 parachute jumps, often at night. Before his military duty he did about 10 years with a tiling contractor, so working in the dirt is old hat for Jeseritz. Despite a wet spring that delayed lots of excavation work, he predicted 2011 would be his biggest year ever, helped along considerably with that July 1 windstorm. He’s 57 years old, with hopes for a few more years before his 32-year-old son might be taking over the business. Knocking down barns is virtually a piece of cake for Jeseritz, who said he’s probably taken down about 30 in his 28-year career. Before the knock-down is the digging of the burning and burying pit, logically close to the soon-to-be demolished old barn. “That’s the biggest crap shoot because you definitely want the dug-out pit big enough to handle all the trash that doesn’t burn, plus concrete, and whatever else,” he said, adding, “if it isn’t big enough we dig another.” Timber in the old Parsons barn burned quickly and completely so concrete floors, the block silo, tin roofing and siding and some other “yard junk’” conveniently filled the pit, which was back-filled with clay and black dirt the next day. Adjacent to the old barn stood a 14-foot x 45-foot-tall concrete block silo. It, too, was about to disappear. Obviously, the big excavator with 30-foot grapple forks couldn’t reach the top of the old silo. Instead Jeseritz started at the bottom using the fingers of his excavator to knock a hole into the bottom rung. He said, “I notch out about 5 feet on the side I hope the silo will tumble, then I work around both sides until the silo finally tumbles.” But now he switched to a 12-pound sledge hammer with his own muscle power, mashing the concrete blocks on both sides of the notch. “Swinging that sledge hammer is about the only sweat on these jobs,” Jeseritz said. How much capacity with the Komatsu? The grapple on this big rig weighs 10,000 pounds, and when properly balanced his rig can pick up another 10,000 pounds. Besides the big excavator, he also uses a Komatsu dozer and Komatsu skid loader. “Just a very reliable brand has been my experience,” said Jeseritz, whose work is always within a 40-mile radius of Cottonwood. Old barn foundations can sometimes be a challenge because often farmers used rock collected from their fields in the founPhotos by Dick Hagen dation base before pouring the concrete. Rick Jeseritz’ demolition of a Redwood County, Minn., barn and silo was quick work with a massive excavator — and a 12-pound sledge hammer.

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Agriculture’s future in the world of seven billion I’ve been reading more than one article in the past several months focusing on the world’s population reaching seven billion this year. If you give it some thought, it has huge implications for our industry. What I find interesting is that each article questions how can we feed the world with our limited amount of arable acres and water currently available to all of us. The reality is that neither of these two world resources will significantly change in the future, in fact they will decrease. This is the underlying reason there is a fundamental bullish attitude supporting our industry currently and in the long term. That fundamental bullish attitude has caught the attention of outside investors and supporters of our industry. We will pay more for our inputs to make food. Leading the way is equipment (power and machinery) with a projected 17-percent increase in cost for the year. Farmland is second with a projected increase of 15 percent. We will have an increased cost of production for the 2011 and 2012 crop. How much per acre, how much per bushel, how much per farm? Can

you answer those questions? Do you really know? Are you prepared to make a reasonable bid on some farmland to purchase or rent and know how far you can go? I am sure you all have heard of the rapid rise in land costs in the past several months. Several pieces of farmland in Minnesota have sold for over $8,000 per acre. We have also witnessed initial cash rents of over $425 per acre for the 2012 crop. Amazing! Amazing, yes but again it is reality. As stated earlier, you will now have to contend with outside investors in the farmland market, not just your neighbor. Can you do it? Do you want to do it? Speaking of your neighbor, how about livestock producers? How are they fitting into this fundamental bullish attitude surrounding grain production? Hog producers are finally getting some breathing room in recent months with finishing hogs in the $90 per hundredweight range. Dairy producers are operating on just a $1/cwt. margin for the past nine months. Poultry producers are struggling as well. What we must keep in mind is that $7 corn and $13 soybeans might be a bonanza for grain producers, but it’s

challenging for the livestock industry in this state. It is simply amazing how the hog and dairy producers have rapidly changed rations to significantly reduce their corn and soybean meal needs. What are they switching to? Well, leading the list is dried distillers grain, corn gluten meal, canola meal and beet pulp. What skills will it take for any farmer to compete in this industry in the next few years? I believe most would agree that identifying your cost of production is an important skill to have. What does it cost you to produce a bushel of corn or soybeans, a 100 pounds of milk, a 100 pounds of hogs. Do you know? Can you accurately cal-

culate it? If you are a student enrolled in a Farm Business Management program you should know and you can calculate it. With the assistance of your FBM instructor you calculate it every year through the enterprise analysis, and in some cases you calculate it on a quarterly basis. For more information, contact a Farm Business Management instructor or log on to www.fbm.mnscu.edu. ••• This article was submitted by Gene Kuntz, South Central College Farm Business Management instructor at Faribault, Minn.

U of M energy economist develops tool for car-shoppers University of Minnesota Extension energy economist Doug Tiffany has developed a tool to help car-shopping consumers answer the common question, “Should I buy an alternative vehicle?” Accessible online, the free tool helps consumers more easily navigate the differences in the costs of ownership and operation and greenhouse gas emissions among four car types: conventional, hybrid, electric and extended range electric vehicles. By entering information for each type of vehicle they are considering, shoppers can test various scenarios, such as higher gasoline prices and miles driven per year. “It’s not just about price, personal taste, miles per gallon, interior space and other physical features,” Tiffany said. “The wide availability of alternative vehicles — along with consumer interest in lessening one’s environmental impact — can complicate the car purchase decision even further.” The tool is meant to help consumers better analyze the factors that go into their purchase decision. It accurately evaluates newer models such as the Nissan Leaf (electric) and Chevy Volt (extended range electric), conventional cars and common hybrids, like the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic and others. Key input factors include vehicle price, miles per gallon or miles per kilowatt hour performance, the expectation of fuel prices for the life of the car, and the number of miles per year the consumer expects to drive.

Tiffany said he was first inspired to create the tool in 2009, when gasoline prices were lower, but the sting from gas prices during the summer of 2008, as high as $4 per gallon in many areas, lingered. “I’m happy to help people balance their personal and altruistic goal of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and petroleum conservation within the reality of their own lives and budgets,” he said. “I hope people who use the tool learn that the ownership costs of vehicles are often more important than the operational costs (primarily gasoline), unless you drive enough miles per year.” For more information on the alternative vehicle tool, including a tutorial video and information on interpreting results, see www.extension.umn.edu/energy/vehicle. University of Minnesota Extension is a 100-year-old partnership between the university and federal, state and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. Through Extension, the University of Minnesota “extends” its resources to address critical public issues in priority areas, including food and agriculture, communities, environment, youth and families. For more information, log on to www.extension.umn.edu. ••• This article was submitted by University of Minnesota Extension.


Miniature horses a big part of Hali Haney’s life

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land, Lady Estella Hope carried on a By DICK HAGEN breeding program from original EngThe Land Staff Writer “They’re good company. They’re just lish lines into the mid-1900s. However, fun to have around. Each has its own not all early miniatures were pets of personality and I see their different kings and queens. Some were used to attitudes and expressions when I’m work in the English Midlands, Wales with them. If I get bored I just go out to and European coal mines as ponies. the stable and talk with As noted by Hali, my little friends.” miniature horses are friendly and interact Speaking is Hali I experience well with people. For Haney, 19 years old and withdrawals this reason, they are now a student at from my horses often kept as family Winona State Univerpets. However they sity. Her special comso I put an app retain natural horse pany when she gets on my iPad that behavior, including a home on weekends are shows my natural fight or flight the nine miniature horse Kaya. instinct. They are also horses that she and her trained as service animother, Laurie, have at — Hali Haney mals akin to assistance their country home just dogs for people with outside Olivia, Minn. disabilities. It is diffiHali says her love for these little horses started seven years ago when cult for a miniature horse to lie down her mother brought home their first on the seat of a taxicab or stay in a miniature, Spirit, for her younger sis- hotel room for extended periods of ter’s birthday. The next day Kaya time. So duty as a “service pony” is limshowed up as a surprise birthday pres- ited. There are two registries in the ent for Hali. United States for miniature horses: She smiled, “I was jealous of my little Dick Hagen the American Miniature Horse Associsister getting a miniature. And then the following day Kaya appeared.” ation and the American Miniature Hali Haney’s love for Miniature horses began seven years ago, when given the Both Spirit and Kaya are still part of Horse Registry. The AMHA was surprise birthday gift of Kaya. the family of miniature horses at the founded in 1978 dedicated to establishHaney household. And both might be ing the miniature as a distinct breed long-time residents. Hali said minia- not to exceed 34 inches at the withers. Miniature horses were developed tures often live 30 years or longer. from multiple sources. A miniature Each horse has its own special name. should be eager and friendly but not The “pack leader” in the Haney operation is Onyx, simply because she is the skittish in disposition. Because of their largest. But next in line in the “peck- relative ease of handling and low feed ing order” are Spirit and Kaya because costs, miniatures are growing in popularity. For a listing of miniature breedthey are the oldest. ers in Minnesota, check the web at So what size are miniatures? Hali Minnesota Horse Farms Directory. said they measure only about 34 to 38 Minnesota breeders are found at inches at the withers and mature Farmington, Nevis, Fulda, Vernon weights are only about 260 to 280 pounds. A pelleted feed called Sweet Center, Minnesota, Eyota, Clearwater, Stuff plus grass and hay is the ration Chaska and Jasper. Hali used to show her miniatures at for her miniatures. According to Wikipedia, miniature the Renville County Fair and said peo37825 Cty. Rd. 63 • (507) 246-5032 horses are found in many nations, par- ple were always asking if her horses were for sale. Some may soon be, now ticularly in Europe and the Americas. And they have indeed been hanging that she’s at college. “I experience withdrawals from my out on Planet Earth for quite a few years. In the 17th century, miniature horses so I put an app on my iPod that horses were bred as pets for Europe’s shows my horse Kaya.” Habsburg nobility from the court of Her miniatures weigh only about 15 the French King Louis XIV. In Eng- pounds at birth.

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Legume genome map reveals ancient gene duplication An international team of scicrop itself, it is closely related to entists has sequenced the alfalfa and other edible legumes. genome of the legume MedSymbiosis in legumes is the world’s The insights we’ve icago truncatula and in the largest source of natural soil fertilgained into the evoluprocess learned that the genes izer, so if plant breeders could tion of symbiosis controlling the plant’s symbienhance legume symbiosis — or otic relationships with fungi even introduce it into other food demonstrate the power and bacteria can be traced back crops — farmers would save money of plant genomics to nearly 60 million years. The and reduce the environmental reveal fascinating bioteam’s findings are published impact of applied fertilizers. The logical processes. online in the journal Nature. recent discoveries about symbiosis revealed through the sequencing of The team, led by University of — Nevin Young Medicago’s genome could be Minnesota plant scientist Nevin invaluable as scientists try to Young, recently completed the mulincrease global food production to feed an evertiyear effort to map the genome of Medicago truncatexpanding population. ula, which scientists use as a model to understand the biology of legumes like soybeans, alfalfa and peas. The “The Medicago genome sequence will be an essential project’s goal, Young said, was to document how sym- reference for both applied plant breeders and basic scibiosis — the process that legumes like Medicago use entists. The insights we’ve gained into the evolution of to create their own nitrogen fertilizer through association with special bacteria — evolved. The team of scientists found that Medicago’s symDuring a recent discussion with a farmer he biosis can be traced to the time when dinosaurs disbrought up a topic that is on the mind of many farmappeared from the Earth. Apparently, Medicago experienced a massive genome duplication leading to ers: Should I purchase new equipment? novel pairs of genes essential for symbiosis, Young There are a number of ways to look at this quessaid. The team found that ancient genes split into tion. One of the areas I like to emphasize is replacepairs that separately control complementary forms of ment capacity. When reviewing replacement capacsymbiosis, enabling the modern form of nitrogen fix- ity, it provides insight into your ability to generate ation that makes legumes so central in agricuture. enough funds to make payments on intermediate For biologists, this phenomenon is known as “genetic and long-term loans and to replace capital assets. sub-functionalization” and is considered an impor- There are two financial measures relevant to repaytant scientific theory about how novel genes evolve in ment capacity: term debt coverage ratio, and capital both plants and animals. replacement and term debt repayment margin. While Medicago truncatula is not grown as a food The term debt coverage ratio measures the ability of the business to cover all term debt payments over a period of time. A number less than 1.0 indicates that the business is not generating sufficient income to meet all of the term debt payments. A number greater than 1.0 indicates the business is generating sufficient income to pay all term debt obligations with some surplus margin remaining. We typically like to see a ratio of at least a 1.25 to a 1.50. It is important to use cash calculations, and not just net farm income

symbiosis demonstrate the power of plant genomics to reveal fascinating biological processes,” Young said. Major U.S. research funding for mapping the Medicago truncatula genome was provided by the National Science Foundation and the Noble Foundation. While the project was coordinated at the University of Minnesota, it involved many partner institutions, including the University of Oklahoma; J. Craig Venter Institute; Genoscope; the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute; CNRS/INRA-Toulouse; John Innes Centre; Noble Foundation; University of Wageningen; MIPSMunich; Ghent University; and the National Center for Genome Resources. The Nature paper has 124 coauthors at 31 institutions in eight countries. ••• This article was submitted by the University of Minnesota News Service.

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calculations when measuring the term debt coverage ratio. Non-cash income measures such as depreciation and inventory changes need to be adjusted. The second way to look at repayment capacity is calculating the Capital Replacement and Term Debt Repayment Margin. This margin is the money left over after all operating expenses, taxes and owner withdrawals have been accounted for. This money is primarily used to replace worn out capital assets. Obviously, the goal is to have a positive margin. This measure is a dollar amount, so it is difficult to compare the measure between farm businesses. The appropriate margin will vary from farm to farm depending on the production and price variability. If you would like more information on how farm business management can help you understand your Repayment Capacity, find a farm business management instructor at www.fbm.mnscu.edu. ••• This article was submitted by Troy Otto, Minnesota West College Farm Business Management instructor at Marshall, Minn.

Venison donation program available The Minnesota Hunter Harvested Venison Donation Program is back again to provide hunters with the option to donate venison to help feed hungry Minnesotans. The venison donation program is operated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and state food shelves. The program provides a source of protein to people in need while helping reduce local deer populations. Minnesota hunters donated 556 deer to the program in 2010, which provided 19,725 pounds of processed venison to Minnesota food shelves. To be eligible to donate venison to the program, hunters must have their deer processed at a stateregistered meat processing plant that has agreed to participate in the program. A list of processors can be found on the “In The Spotlight” section of the main

MDA website at www.mda.state.mn.us. Hunters are strongly advised to contact the processor before bringing in a deer to make sure they are still able to handle the animal. Only entire carcasses with the hide attached can be donated. Cut and wrapped meat will not be accepted for donation. Hunters and processors must also adhere to specific standards designed to prevent food-borne illness. Processors may only accept carcasses for donation that are: • Free from signs of illness; • Field dressed with the hide intact; • Free of visible decomposition or contamination; • Properly identified with a Minnesota DNR registration tag. ••• This article was submitted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.


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World Food Expo a tremendous learning experience By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer When Renville County, Minn., farmer Jim Zenk attended the recent three-day World Food Expo in Cologne, Germany, little did he realize he was partaking in a “short course” on the food chain of agriculture around the world. Jim Zenk Zenk, a board member delegate on behalf of the North Harvest edible bean growers of Minnesota and North Dakota, helped man a U.S. Dry Bean Council display at the food conference, which featured more than 1,200 exhibitors, each with elaborate displays of specific food products. You get some idea of the size of this event by the simple fact that 11 separate buildings are needed to house this show, billed as “Taste the Future.” “Many countries featured entire pavilions devoted to products of that particular country,” Zenk said. “The Greek pavilion was particularly elaborate but all they had to sell was olive oil, feta, a traditional Greek curd cheese with a tradition dating back thousands of years and wine.” Yet this ostentatious display seemed to irk the other Europeans who were being called on to bail out the faltering Greek economy. An exhibit from Sweden consisted of a 10-foot sculptured ice bar. The product being tasted was special Swedish wines. Fortunately the elaborate bar stools, also sculpted from solid ice, did have cushioned seats. The Jacobsen of Denmark exhibit featured fancy Danish cookies packaged in fancy Danish cans. Zenk observed that crackers apparently are a big food item worldwide. “Perhaps because wheat is a world commodity grown in virtually every country,” he said, because crackers were a favorite snack item at many of the exhibits.

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Virtually every food company provided samples of know what price the rest of the crop will earn, could be 20 cents, and could be 50 cents. But the outlook is their wares. “You could walk through the displays and be very encouraging.” He’s primarily a corn-soybean grower but said edisnacking all day,” he said. “I thought the best food samples were at the U.S., Germany, Italy, Spain and bles fit easily into his rotation. White mold can be a France exhibits.” A Korean vendor featured an elab- disease issue. Edibles are not GMO so the convenience of Roundup doesn’t work but other herbicides orate mushroom display. Though farm machinery was not featured at this do work. Zenk knows from experience that 2,000world food show, a WWII tractor called a LANZ Bull- pound yields are doable; even 3,500 pounds under dog, totally restored and brightly painted, was the “ideal growing conditions.” Seed supply for edibles could be attention getter of the Spreewald an issue for 2012 just as it likely Pickle Co., located about 60 miles will be for seed corn, perhaps even south of Berlin. for quality soybean seed. Edibles I sometimes think “Meats are big in Europe. It was for seed are mostly grown in that we American amazing the many vendors with higher elevations, like Montana intriguing displays of cured meats. farmers sort of take and Idaho, primarily for a more Hams are especially big. Most were it for granted that if disease-free environment. He displayed with legs and hoofs intact. we produce it, plants about 110,000 seeds per Stashed in special caves for 20 years acre, generally figuring about a someone else will ... apparently is the standard curing 50-pound seed bag per acre. get it into world process,” Zenk said. He noted that Genetics are much improved, espebologna rolls typically measured markets. ... Getting cially in standability. With a desicabout 6-feet long and 2-feet thick. your product ... into cant spray to “kill” green stems, “And freshly cut baloney was stanthe world food chain straight combining is the usual dard fare at most of the meat booths.” does indeed mean route. Using flex heads on fields that “I was amazed that some venspending money ... have been rolled, and dropping that dors, some countries aren’t very and showing the header right down to the ground, big, yet they have products in the gives a virtual 100 percent harvest, world exactly what world market. I sometimes think even of those bottom pods. you have. that we American farmers sort of So does Zenk suggest other take it for granted that if we produce it, — Jim Zenk farmers consider attending a someone else will process it and get it world food show? into world markets. This experience really brought home the fact that get“Tremendously interesting. And what a learning ting your product, whatever it may be, into the world experience about getting foods into world markets. food chain does indeed mean spending money, set- We were one of the few actual commodity exhibitors ting up a trade shows, and showing the world exactly so that created interest. Prospective buyers of U.S. what you have,” Zenk said. edible beans would fill out an information sheet When food buyers and vendors found out that a about their interests, staple their business card to real, live American farmer who grows edible beans the sheet. We asked that they both indicate what was talking beans at the U.S. Dry Bean Council variety of bean they were interested in, and what exhibit, Zenk said, he had lots of visitors. “Fortu- quantity they were considering, even what time of nately most of the Europeans 50 years and younger the year would they be buying. So in an indirect way speak very good English so visiting with these folks we were in Cologne marketing our product,” he said. was a special treat.” “Although we can’t be sure of potential new sales Talking beans is old hat for Zenk, who’s been growing from this event, we did generate 250 new leads. If edibles since 1970. He started with pinto beans but only 5 percent of these new contacts become cusswitched to navy beans in the mid-’70s when that mar- tomers of U.S. edible beans our time was well spent. ket developed in Renville County because of new pro- This face-to-face experience with bean buyers from all over the world I’m certain made a difference.” cessing facilities at both Olivia and Bird Island. And the obvious question: Did Zenk drink more He’s bullish on edibles for 2012 simply because of the fact that 2011 was a terrible production year in Min- wine or beer when in Cologne? nesota, North Dakota and Michigan — the three major His ready answer, “More beer. It’s hard to even get states for edible beans in the Midwest. His usual 180- a glass of water in Europe. You just don’t see water acre crop is likely to be at least 200 acres in 2012. fountains. And when you do buy a bottle of water it’s “And when production is down but demand is great mineral water.” you know that prices are in your favor,” Zenk said. Another observation by Zenk: “Obesity is not an “As meat prices ratchet up, edibles present a great issue. The only over-weight people were very likely alternative in the family menu because they are American.” high protein and rich in nutrition value. Even with the obvious German name of Zenk, he’s “I think edible bean prices could reach all-time only 75 percent German. “But apparently I look Gerhighs going into 2012. There are contracts floating man because so often their conversation to me started around out there over 40 cents a pound, mostly fixed in German. I learned the proper language for asking for to an 800-pound or 1,000-pound level. You don’t a beer. And that was good enough,” Zenk said.


Purdue economist: Crop input prices to surge in ’12 Farmland rental costs and volatile fertilizer prices are the two primary drivers of increasing costs, and, according to Alan Miller, seed prices also will be up 5 percent to 10 percent in the coming year. Pesticide prices will vary by product. “Preliminary budgets show variable costs for rotation corn increasing by 16 percent, soybeans by 15 percent and wheat by 12 percent as compared with our January 2011 budgets,” Miller said. Estimates show that despite a recent decline in corn and soybean prices, the income potential from continuous corn on average-yield ground is higher relative to rotation soybeans than in most years. Miller said the income potential may be even better for continuous corn on Indiana’s best farm ground. “The markets are still signaling that they want more corn in 2012, so the

question is whether farmers will listen,” he said. “There probably will be more corn next year.” Even with input costs up in 2012, Miller said farmers can begin to manage their profit margins now, such as by pricing fertilizer for 2012. Fertilizer prices are lower this fall than they are expected to be next spring. Another area Miller said growers should be looking at is cash rents. “It’s hard to figure out a fair amount of cash rent, especially in an environment with so much potential for quick commodity price declines and input price surges,” he said. “We don’t want to see another 2009 where grain prices dropped, costs increased and profitability disappeared. It’s a challenging risk management environment for the farmers.” He urged farmers to be cautious and to try to hold down costs by thinking through all of their purchases. “Commodity producers need to still

be working on being low-cost producers on a cost-per-bushel-produced basis,” Miller said. “Growers need to manage the expected margin between the selling price of the corn and their costs. Try to market to lock-in commodity prices and to lock-in prices on purchased inputs. Lock in profit margins and don’t give up marketing strategies.” While many farmers may be tempted to take a wait-and-see attitude toward marketing the 2011 crop, Miller said that might not be the best idea. Instead, he said, this is a good time to apply marketing skills to the management of input pricing. If crop prices recover, demand for inputs and input prices are likely to increase. For cash rents, he said flexible lease agreements could help both growers and landowners in a volatile period. “Try to help landowners understand the market and the volatility,” Miller said. “Possibly look at flexible lease agreements instead of locking in cash

A Whole-System Approach to Producing Quality Beef Home Study Course Dec. 15 registration deadline Info: $60/person; lessons can be received through U.S. mail or email, but first lesson will be sent through the mail because it also contains the binder for all lessons; send name, address, county, phone number and email address (if applicable) to Grant Crawford at U of M Beef Team, 1390 Highway 15 South, Suite 201, Hutchinson, MN 55350, or craw0105@umn.edu; a registration form can also be found at www.extension.umn.edu/beef or on the Beef Team Facebook page at University of Minnesota Beef Team Minn. State Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show Dec. 2-3 Jackpot Junction Convention Center, Morton, Minn. Info: Log on to www.mnsca.org

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Jan. 9-May 4 Info: There will also be a course held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays Jan. 14-Feb. 9 at the University of Minneosta, St. Paul; $275/person, or $6/hour of instruction; contact your Cattle Feeder Day county Extension office or log Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. on to www1.extension.umn West Central Research and .edu/mastergardener/become/ Outreach Center, Morris, Minn. core-course Info: $35/person, $20/each additional person from same Minnesota Organic family or farm; advanced reg- Conference istration encouraged by con- Jan. 13-14 tacting Grant Crawford, (320) River’s Edge Convention Cen234-0441 or ter, St. Cloud, Minn. craw0105@umn.edu; log on to Info: Check www.mda.state. www.extension.umn.edu/beef mn.us/organic for up-to-date program information Water Quality Conversation Minnesota Pork Congress Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 18-19 City Center Hotel, Mankato, Convention Center, MinMinn. neapolis Info: Free, advanced registra- Info: www.mnpork.com/ tion required by Nov. 30, lim- porkcongress ited seating; meal and roundtable discussions; Farmers Upper Midwest Regional and landowners in particular Fruit & Vegetable are invited to this watershed- Growers Conference & wide, citizen-led conversation Trade Show on water quality issues facing Jan. 19-20 the Minnesota, Blue Earth River’s Edge Convention Cenand Mississippi Rivers; purter, St. Cloud, Minn. pose is to explore how citiInfo: Beginning Grower zens, businesses and govern- Workshops on Jan. 18; log on ment can share leadership by to www.mfvga.org, e-mail collaborating to restore water mfvga@msn.com or call (763) quality; call (877) 269-2873 434-0400 Master Gardener Online Core Course

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WILLMAR CAMPUS The college invites applications for a part-time Agriculture Instructor to begin January 2012. We are looking for a candidate with strong Agriculture Equipment Mechanics and/or Farm Operations Management experience. Refer to MnSCU Credential Guidelines (License Codes #010300 and/or #010100) for complete details at www.cfc.mnscu.edu. Salary based upon education and experience. Applicants must submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, and copy of college transcripts. For further information or to apply please contact Carl Polding, Dean of Instruction, PO Box 1097, Willmar, MN 56201 (320) 222-5218 Carl.Polding@ridgewater.edu. Position will remain open until filled. Ridgewater College is a member of MnSCU an AA/EEO employer. Ridgewater College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer A MEMBER OF THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SYSTEM A Member of HERC Higher Education Recruitment Consortium www.uppermidwestherc.org

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The bottom line, he said, is that producer vulnerability is a concern heading into 2012. Growers need to be proactive in managing their input pricing because input prices could rise even more if crop price prospects improve in the spring.

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Growing an acre of corn, soybeans or wheat in 2012 will cost producers a lot more than it did this year, says a Purdue Extension agricultural economist.

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Paul Day, the long-time Minnesota state FFA adviser, passed away Nov. 9 in Northfield. Paul Miller Day, age 82, of Northfield, Minn., died Nov. 9, 2011, at the Northfield, Minn., Retirement Community, surrounded by family members. Paul was born May 10, 1929, in Paul Day Northfield, to Paul F. and Virginia Day (née Miller). Paul was raised on the family dairy farm east of town. He graduated from Northfield High School (Class of 1947), and attended St. Olaf College where he met his wife, Rita, before transferring to the University of Minnesota, where he earned bachelor and master degrees in agricultural education. After returning from service in the Korean War, Paul and Rita Ann Lord were married on Dec. 27, 1953, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in her hometown of Eau Claire, Wis. Paul taught agriculture in Plainview, Lakeville, and Faribault high schools in Minnesota before becoming the Minnesota FFA AssociaRemembering Mr. Day tion adviser and state supervisor Feel free to drop us a line to of agricultural pay homage to Paul Day, education in 1970 with the long-time Minnesota FFA Minnesota adviser. Department of Send your comments to Education, where he editor@TheLandOnline.com or worked until “Remembering Mr. Day,” The retirement in Land, P.O. Box 3169, 1994. Mankato, MN 56002 Paul was also actively involved with many organizations, including work with the Northfield United Way, the local Masonic lodge, Farmamerica, the Northfield Sesquicentennial Planning Committee, the Faribault Jaycees and the Minnesota State Fair. The fair was his special joy and passion, and many years of service and dedication earned him a place in the fair’s Hall of Fame. In retirement, Paul enjoyed reading, traveling, hunting, doing yard work and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Paul is survived by his daughters, Toni (Ben) Clifton of Buffalo, Minn., and Alison (Tom) Valinski of Northfield; son, Steven (Noriko) of Oak Park, Ill.; and grandchildren, Sara and Abby Valinski and Louis and Edward Clifton. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife of 57 years, Rita. Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield with full Military Rites.


Local Corn and Soybean Price Index corn/change* soybeans/change* Sauk Rapids Madison Redwood Falls Fergus Falls Morris Tracy Average: Year Ago Average:

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The following market analysis is for the week ending Nov. 25. CORN — Led by the wheat market, commodities plummeted this week as money exited, the U.S. dollar strengthened on global economic fears, and in the absence of export demand. December corn dropped 27 3/4 cents to close at $5.82 1/2 in a Thanksgiving holiday-shortened week. Historically, corn prices are up around the Thanksgiving holiday. The backdrop to skidding prices has been the European debt crisis and fears that it will continue to spread. The U.S. dollar climbed to a PHYLLIS NYSTROM Country Hedging seven-week high versus the euro. St. Paul Germany was unable to find buyers for about 40 percent of the country’s 10-year Bunds (equivalent to U.S. Treasury bonds) that it offered last week. Rumors surfaced ahead of Thanksgiving that France may lose its AAA rating. As long as buyers stand on the sidelines amid uncertain global economic conditions, recoveries may be limited. Domestic demand has kept basis levels firm and spreads narrow to encourage movement. Country sales, however, are minimal. Current flat prices under $6 are not deemed attractive to producers and cash needs have seemingly been met until probably after at least the first of the year. This scenario is friendly to the basis outlook. Export sales were a little better than we’ve seen the past few weeks at 12.3 million bushels, but are now down 1 percent versus last year. We need 21 million bushels in sales per week to achieve the U.S.

One thing about the livestock markets, there never seems to be a dull moment any more. Sharp violent moves seem to be the norm lately rather than the exception. With the uneasiness in the world economic situation, it does not appear these markets will settle down anytime soon. The cattle market has been the most erratic during the past few weeks. First trying to rally under a strong surge in cash prices and the futures failing to hold the rally and dropping back to lows not seen since the beginning of November. JOE TEALE Several factors are influencing Broker the futures market these days in spite of the firm cash trade. It Great Plains Commodity Afton appears the index and hedge funds are liquidating their futures positions which are heavy on the long side and this has put pressure on the market. The fact that the beef cutout value has rallied to the mid-$190 per hundredweight level but the volume in the box beef trade has slowed to the lightest levels of the year puts into question the demand for beef at these higher prices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the monthly Cattle on Feed report on Nov. 18. The results, in comparison to a year ago, are: on feed, 104 percent; placed during October, 99 percent; marketed during October, 103 percent. The report was seen as neutral to friendly by the trade, mainly from the marketed number. The obstacle facing the cattle market is the demand not the

The soybean markets have seen a steady decline in price over the last two months, while corn has taken its “hit” just in the last few days. As we look back on this past year, it is helpful to remember the anxiety that the markets were feeling during the growing season. We asked questions about the supply and demand for grain. Would we have enough corn to make through the year? What will happen if we run out of corn? Will we have to choose between livestock and fuel? These were questions that were hotly debated and generated fear in many areas of the markets. TOM NEHER We now know that we did not AgStar VP Agribusiness & Grain Specialist run out of corn. All needs were Rochester met and the “pipeline” did not run dry as many feared. We even had some rather challenging growing conditions. Yet we raised the fourth largest corn crop in U.S. history. Livestock producers became creative in designing feed rations that utilized non-traditional ingredients. The byproduct of grain-based ethanol (dry distillers grain) has become a larger part of many livestock rations. Unfortunately many of the ethanol critics do not give the industry much credit on this aspect of production. The point is that, the agricultural production community has met the challenge of feeding and clothing a hungry world. New genetic advancements have given the grain and livestock sectors a much more efficient growing opportunity.

See NYSTROM, pg. 16B

See TEALE, pg. 16B

See NEHER, pg. 16B

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Nystrom: ‘Don’t be surprised at wild swing moves’ NYSTROM, from pg. 15B Department of Agriculture export forecast of 1.6 billion bushels. There were sales of 1.5 million bushels reported for the 2012-13 crop year. A drought in northern Mexico should keep demand from that region strong. The decline in the price of corn is reportedly increasing the use of corn in feed rations versus dried distiller’s grain usage. Weekly ethanol production was up marginally this week to 917,000 barrels per day. OUTLOOK: Are we finally nearing levels that will attract buying interest? Remember the last time we were under $6 China surfaced as a buyer. As we approach the end of the year, fund rebalancing may limit upside market corrections. It’s estimated that funds may need to sell up to 25,000 corn contracts to do that. Buyers need a reason to come back into the market. Longer term the tight balance sheet should provide a backdrop for higher prices, but we need buyers to start the process. Moving to the March corn contract, if the $5.75 level is penetrated, look for the next support level at the spring low of $5.55 per bushel on the continuous chart. Oversold conditions may trigger a rally back to the $6.10 to $6.25 level. SOYBEANS — Soybeans fell 61 3/4 cents to $11.06 1/2 this week as the economic scene in China reported some disappointment. The Chinese Purchasing Managers’ Index for November at 48 was down from October’s 51 reading and at the lowest level since March 2009. The markets have been counting on China to be a stabilizing force and the less than stellar news puts

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a damper on the demand outlook. The revision of U.S. Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter from 2.5 percent down to 2 percent is also a commentary on world economics. These reports further supported worry that the global economic slowdown may be spreading. Export sales this week hit an eight-week high at 33.8 million bushels, which improved the deficit to last year to only 34 percent. Weekly sales of 15.5 million bushels are needed to attain the USDA export projection of 1.325 billion bushels. South American weather is a moot point as it is non-threatening to planting and early crop development. Brazil’s bean planting is estimated at 86 percent complete and Argentina’s at 62 percent complete, both well ahead of normal. OUTLOOK: The momentum in the soybean market

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is lower, and without a pick-up in export interest or a problem in South America it will be difficult to reverse the trend. The macros affecting the markets have not gone away. While soybeans fell to new lows for the move to $11.02 3/4 and near the $11 support level, the next level of support is $10.42 per bushel. The markets are oversold, so don’t be surprised at more volatile, wild swing moves. Nystrom’s notes: Contract changes for the week ending Nov. 25: December Minneapolis plunged 97 3⁄4 cents, Chicago wheat fell 23 3⁄4 cents and Kansas City wheat declined 25 cents. Crude oil dropped 90 cents this week to settle at $96.77, heating oil pulled back 10 1/2 cents, gasoline was 3 cents lower and natural gas jumped 22 1/2 cents higher. The U.S. dollar index was up 1.63 points, the Dow lost 564 points and gold was down $39.40 per ounce for the week.

Teale: Hogs remain defensive TEALE, from pg. 15B supply in the months ahead. With competitive meats a better overall value and poor economic conditions, the prospect for higher price levels seem remote. Therefore, producers should use the premiums offered to lock-in inventories through at least the end of the year. The hog market which has been sliding since August continues to remain in a defensive condition. Cash prices have now dipped under $80/cwt. after trading above $100/cwt. several months ago. The ample supply of hogs has weighed heavy on the live prices and cold storage supplies are also elevated, pushing pork cutouts lower. As the pork cutouts have

moved lower there has been a steady increase in the movement of product which is encouraging. Obviously, the lower pork cuts are attracting more retail interest in comparison to beef, which is more than twice the price per pound at the wholesale level. Pork faces the same problem as the rest of the meats, with a sagging economy, will the demand for meat be able to be maintained at current levels. The possibility of hogs finding support at the lower levels is entirely possible, but any turnaround will likely only be a short-term recovery. This would suggest that producers should be on the defensive and use rallies and the premiums offered at the current time to protect their inventories.

Neher: Don’t be a turtle when it comes to moving forward NEHER, from pg. 15B Critics will grouse about the genetic modification of plants or animals, yet they must remember that people have been modifying genetics for hundreds of years. Mother Nature even does this through natural selection and evolution. Modification techniques have advanced with the development of knowledge and information. Is this a perfect world of agricultural production? No, it is not. There will always be room for improvement and working toward sustainability. If we have to wait for everything to be perfect, we will never make any advancement. It is only through trial and error that we will be able to find the breakthroughs in life sciences. The naysayers rarely get much done in the way of producing positive results in the advancements in the human condition. I remember visiting with my Grandpa one time about my fear for taking a risk in life. He asked me

to think about the box turtles that live out in native grass pasture. He asked me what a turtle does when it gets scared. I told him that the turtles pull all of their legs, head and tail into their shells. Grandpa then asked me how much a turtle can accomplish when they are in that state. He went on to point out that a turtle can only make progress if it is willing to stick its neck out and use their legs to propel them forward. At that time, I knew that I had been gifted with his country wisdom once again. As we are in this Thanksgiving season, we must give thanks for all of those in the agricultural community who are willing to “stick their necks out” and make progress in advancing our production practices. We must be mindful of best practices and safety, while unleashing the power of human creativity. We have much to be thankful for, given the bounty that we experience.


Protecting young gestating sows in group-housing column created by members of the University of Minnesota Swine Extension team. This column was written by Lee J. Johnston and Yuzhi Li. Johnston is a professor and swine Exten-

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Aggression among sows at mixing is a major concern for groupgestation housing systems because it can cause injuries, increase cortisol levels and reduce pregnancy rate of the sows. As aggression among unfamiliar pigs is necessary to develop a dominant hierarchy within a group, a minimal level of aggression in sows at mixPORK PROFESSOR PORK PROFESSOR ing cannot be eliminated. By Lee Johnston By Yuzhi Li So our management strategies should focus on protecting vulnerable sows from aggression. In most group-housing systems, gilts are housed separately to prevent aggression from tigate whether grouping older sows. After sows by parity can first farrowing, improve performance and these young sows well-being of young sows in group(first parity sows) are usually housed housing systems. in pens with older sows. This two-year project was finanSince young sows are smaller than cially supported by the Minnesota mature sows, with the average body Pork Board. We have recently comweight approximately 75 percent of the body weight of mature sows, they pleted the animal trial on our research farm. The preliminary data are usually subordinate in groupindicate that by housing young sows housing systems. They lose most fights at mixing, suffer more injuries (first parity) in gilt-pens, young sows had less skin lesions caused by and have higher cortisol levels than aggression at mixing compared with mature sows. The initial aggression results in the subordinate young sows young sows in sow-pens. Although young sows in gilt-pens were involved becoming fearful of further conflicts in more fights, they won more fights while attempting to obtain feed and compared to young sows water which leads to in sow-pens. inadequate feed intake and reproducThese young It may be appropriate tive failure. sows in gilt-pens to house first parity also had greater Failure of concepsows in gilt-pens farrowing rate (the tion and lameness rather than in sownumber of sows caused by initial pens to prevent these farrowed as a peraggression can result young sows from centage of the in young sows being number of sows aggression so that culled prematurely, used for breeding), their performance which reduces lifetime and gained greater productivity and producand welfare would weight during the tion efficiency of a sow not be compromised gestation period herd. In terms of body in group-housing sys- compared with weight and size, first tems. young sows in sowparity sows are more pens. All these like gilts rather than results suggest that grouping sows by mature sows. So it may be appropriparity can improve performance and ate to house first parity sows in giltpens rather than in sow-pens to pre- well-being of young sows in groupgestation housing systems. vent these young sows from aggression so that their performance The improvement of performance in and welfare would not be comproyoung sows can contribute to improved mised in group-housing systems. lifetime productivity of these sows, and ultimately, contribute to improved proAt the West Central Research and duction efficiency of a sow herd using Outreach Center, we have been congroup housing systems. ducting several research projects on reducing aggression among gestating ••• sows in group-housing systems. One “The Pork Professor” is a monthly of our research projects was to inves-

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After a successful pilot program last year, FFA and Monsanto have expanded FFA Chapter Challenge to 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. More than 3,300 FFA chapters and their combined 236,000 FFA members can take part in the FFA Chapter Challenge. Beginning Jan. 16, registered FFA chapters in eligible states will be challenged to reach out to farmers in their communities and learn more about their livelihood. In turn, farmers will go online to vote for their local FFA chapter. (It’s a) wonderful opportunity The top 200 FFA chapters that make for students to the most connections reach out to and received the most people in their farmer votes by Feb. community who 29 will receive a line make their livof credit ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 from ing in agriculthe National FFA ture and forge Organization. As a strong, meansponsor of the proingful relationgram, Monsanto will ships. provide more than $300,000 in incen— Rob Cooper tives. Before FFA chapters are eligible for the 2012 FFA Chapter Challenge incentives, they must sign up. Registration for the 2012 FFA Chapter Challenge opened Oct. 19 and is available on the FFA Chapter Challenge website. The award of a chapter monetary credit can be used throughout the year to buy FFA jackets and merchandise, obtain banquet supplies and send members to events like the Washington Leadership Conference or the national FFA convention and more. Awards will go to the top 10 chapters in each of the 12 eligible states, plus 80 at-large winning chapters. The chapter that makes the most connections of any participating FFA chapter will win the grand prize — an all-expense paid trip for six students and an adviser to attend the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October plus a $2,500 FFA certificate of credit. “The expanded 2012 FFA Chapter Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for students to reach out to people in their community who make their living in agriculture and forge strong, meaningful relationships,” said Rob Cooper, executive director of the National FFA Foundation. “Monsanto’s support of this initiative will most definitely help build support of local FFA chapters and ultimately help develop tomorrow’s agriculture industry leaders.” Winners will be announced March 9. For more information, log on to the FFA Chapter Challenge website. ••• This article was submitted by the National FFA Organization.

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Dairy Profit Weekly editor Dave Natzke said that the Supercommittee had until Nov. 23 to come up with a plan, which had to be approved by a simple majority in both houses of Congress, without amendment, by Dec. 23. The overall farm bill package included $23 billion in cuts over the 10-year period, Natzke said. Now, however, 2012 farm bill debate goes back to square one, although the plan offered to the Supercommittee may serve as the base for restarting discussions. The next deadline for Congress is January 2013, when automatic budget cuts triggered in the law that created the Supercommittee, in the event of Supercommittee and Congressional failures to work out deficit-reduction plans take effect. “Most say the automatic cuts are too drastic, especially for Defense,” Natzke wrote. “And, next year is an election year, so any deficit plan developed during the year that makes painful cuts or raises taxes seems unlikely. So, look for this Congress to do what this Congress does best: pass continuing resolutions “to keep kicking the can down the road.” ■ Getting back to the increasing milk supply; growth continues in other parts of the world as well, according to the DDR, which points that, in the third quarter, milk production in New Zealand was 7.8 billion lbs. (up 10.5 percent from last year), while production in Australia was 5.2 billion lbs. (up 2.2 percent) and output in Argentina was 6.5 billion lbs. (up 12.5 percent). EU production was up approximately 2 percent in the third quarter. ••• Lee Mielke is a syndicated columnist who resides in Everson, Wash. His weekly column is featured in newspapers across the country and he may be reached at lkmielke@juno.com.

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Spot butter weakened for the fourth conThis column was written for the marketsecutive week, with four cars finding new ing week ending Nov. 25. homes. It closed Wednesday at $1.61, I learned an interesting fact of dairy life down 3.75 cents on the holiday week, and when I first began my career in this 6 cents below a year ago when the butter industry, and that is, when milk prices price melted down 22 cents, to $1.67. The are down, milk production goes up and butter price has plunged 27 cents in four when milk prices are up, milk production weeks. goes up. That hasn’t changed. Cash nonfat dry milk was unchanged on October milk output in the top 23 dairy the week, with Grade A holding at $1.45 MIELKE MARKET states hit 15.2 billion pounds, according to and Extra Grade at $1.48. WEEKLY the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s pre■ liminary estimate, up 2.5 percent from By Lee Mielke October 2010. Output in the 50 states was Volatility is here to stay according to 16.2 billion pounds, up 2.1 percent. Revisions subPaul DeBriyn, president and chief executive officer of tracted 10 million pounds from the preliminary Sep- Minnesota-based AgStar Financial Services. Speaktember estimate, now put at 14.8 billion, up 1.9 per- ing in Tuesday’s DairyLine broadcast, DeBriyn said, cent from a year ago. “we are in a global economy and there are a whole lot of things that impact it.” He cited economics, the October cow numbers stood at 8.48 million head, up 10,000 head from September and 111,000 above a number of people and geopolitical issues to name a year ago. Output per cow averaged 1,787 pounds, up few. He added that the issues we have today will “resolve themselves,” but warned, “we’ll have new 20 pounds from a year ago. ones so volatility is probably here to stay.” California output was up 2.4 percent, thanks to He brought out that risk management is an important 27,000 more cows and a 15-pound gain per cow. Wispart of the grains, swine, ethanol and poultry industries, consin was up 1.7 percent, on a 30-pound gain per cow, though cow numbers were unchanged. New York and dairy is making strides in that regard after dairy producers lost a third of their equity in 2009. saw a 0.2 percent decline on 1,000 fewer cows and unchanged output per cow. Idaho was up 1.7 percent ■ on 10,000 additional cows but output per cow was Checking the cupboard, the USDA’s latest Cold steady. Pennsylvania was down 1.7 percent. Cow numbers were down 3,000 head and output per cow Storage report shows that cheese and butter stocks declined seasonally in October, though cheese invenwas off 20 pounds, and Minnesota was off 0.1 percent, despite an additional 1,000 cows but output per tories remain higher than historical levels, according to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Daily Dairy cow was down 5 pounds. Report, and butter holdings remain lower. The biggest increase occurred in Texas, up a whopOct. 31 American cheese inventories stood at 614.7 ping 9.8 percent, thanks to 20,000 more cows and an million pounds, down 3 percent from September, 4 85-pound-per-cow average increase, followed by Florida, up 7.9 percent, and Arizona, up 7.2 percent. percent below those in October 2010, but 9.1 percent above the five-year average for that date, according The biggest loss was in Missouri, down 1.8 percent, on 2,000 fewer cows and unchanged output per cow, to the DDR. followed by Pennsylvania, and Ohio and Virginia, Total cheese stocks amounted to 1.013 billion, down both down 0.7 percent. 3 percent from September, 4 percent below a year ago, but 13.6 percent above the five-year average. ■ Butter inventories, at 129.8 million pounds, were Meanwhile, the USDA’s latest Livestock Slaughter report shows an estimated 242,800 culled dairy cows down 14 percent from September, 19 percent above a year ago and down 19.1 percent from the average were slaughtered under federal inspection in Octoover the 2006-10 period, according to the DDR. ber, down 4,000 from September, but 11,300 more eDairy’s Bill Brooks said the butter inventory was than October 2010. The January to October dairy higher than expected. cow slaughter was estimated at 2.399 million head, up 98,300 from the same period in 2010. ■ The cash dairy markets only traded three days this In politics, the DDR also reported that dairy pricing week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The 40-pound mechanisms will remain intact for now, as the deadblock cheese price saw another week of losses, closline ran out on the 12-member “Supercommittee” to ing Wednesday at $1.7875 per pound, down 4.5 cents, agree on deficit-cutting measures. but still 32 cents above that week a year ago. The House and Senate ag committee leaders on the 500-pound barrels rolled 7 cents lower, to $1.80, still panel had crafted a new farm bill, which reportedly 36 cents above a year ago and the fourth week in a would have incorporated dairy reform based on the row to be above the blocks. Only seven cars of block Dairy Security Act/Foundation for the Future, but the and eight of barrel traded hands on the week. Supercommittee’s “failure to reach a deal on an over■ all deficit reduction package effectively ends this Bill Brooks, economist at INTL FCStone, noted in effort,” said Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. The two pledged to continue the Nov. 23 eDairy Insider Opening Bell that more cheese has been available in the past two weeks than their work to reauthorize food and agricultural policy in the year ahead, the DDR said. The current farm bill during the previous month. expires in September 2012.

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For More info Call 1-800-726-8609 or visit our website: www.steffesauctioneers.com Opening November 18 & Closing November 28: IQBID Bauer Tool, St. Paul, MN, Machine Shop Liquidation of Complete tool & Die Dispersal Opening November 21 & Closing December 5: IQBID Tri-State Striing, West Fargo, ND, Trucks, Traiers, Striping & Other Equipment & Much More! Opening November 23rd & Closing December 12th: IQBID Renstrom-Berndt Toy Auction, Litchfield, MN, Very Nice Collection of Farm Toys, Trucks & Cars Wednesday, November 30th @ 10 AM: AgIron 59 Consignment Event, West Fargo, ND, Large Multi-Ring Event Selling Tractors, Combines, Heads, Trucks, Semis, Tillage, Construction Equipment & Much More. Advertising Deadline: Friday, November 4th Friday, December 2 @ 11 AM: Thurlow Welding & Machine, Fargo, ND, TrueNorth has consolidated operations & is selling remaining assets as well sa items from TrueNorth Steel Opening December 2 & Closing December 15: IQBID Park River Implement, Park River, Rolla & Cando, ND, locations Wednesday, December 7 @ 10 AM: Mark & LuAnn Brodshaug, Horace, ND, Farm Liquidation, Late Model JD Equipment Thursday, December 8 @ 10 AM: Twete Inc., Devils Lake, ND, Inventory Reduction Thursday, December 22nd @ 10 AM: AgIron 27 Consignment Event, Litchfield, MN, Multi-Ring Event Selling Tractors, Combines, Heads, Semis, Trucks, Tillage, Construction, Hay & Livestock, & Much More! Advertising Deadline: Friday, November 18th Wednesday, December 28th @ 10 AM: Tom Kruger Family Farms, Plainview, MN, Large Farm Auction with Late Model Cat. Equipment, Combines, Tractors, Track Tractors, Loader, Planters, Tillage & Much More! Thursday, December 29: Joseph Feldman Farm Auction, paynesville, MN Farm Auction

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FOR SALE: JD 5400-5830 Farm Implements 035 and 6000 series forage harvesters. Used kernel pro1 Owner Equipment cessors, also, used JD 40 '83 4250 JD Quad Range, 18knife Dura-Drums, and 4-38 tires, 9 bolt duals, drum conversions for 5400 $31,500; 12R 1760 JD vacuand 5460. Call (507)427-3520 um corn planter, flex fold, www.ok-enterprises.com loaded w/ extras, exc cond. $33,500; '98 9610 combine w/ 30' Crary air reel, 3060 eng hrs, 2352 sep hrs, loaded w/ extras w/wo universal steering whl, auto trac, exc cond. Call for more information on equip. 320-8392084

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Ag Power ......................................................................................................38B AGCO ....................................................................................................14B, 18B Agri-Systems ..................................................................................................5A Anderson Seeds........................................................................................5B, 9B Arnold's ................................................................................................30B, 31B Bayer Truck & Equipment ..........................................................................22B Country Cat ....................................................................................................8A Courtland Waste Handling ........................................................................11A Cyrilla Beach Homes ....................................................................................5A Dairyland Seed..............................................................................................11B Des Marais Auctioneers ..............................................................................27B Detke Morbac ................................................................................................37B Diers Ag Supply............................................................................................16B Dow Agro ............................................................................................14A, 15A Ducan Trailers ..............................................................................................35B Emerson Kalis ..............................................................................................35B Fahey ..............................................................................................................26B Fast Sprayers ................................................................................................13A Greenwald Farm Center ..............................................................................36B Haas Equipment ..........................................................................................28B Hager Auction ..............................................................................................29B Harpels ..........................................................................................................23B Hotovec Auction ..........................................................................................27B Hughes Auction ............................................................................................25B JEI Energy Solutions....................................................................................10A Judson Implement ......................................................................................12A Keith Bode ....................................................................................................33B Keltgens Tall Tires........................................................................................12A Lano Equipment ..........................................................................................32B Larson Brothers ....................................................................................33B, 35B Mages Auction ..............................................................................................27B Mankato Spray Center ................................................................................19B Massop Electric ............................................................................................33B Matejcek Implement ....................................................................................40B Michael Meagher Realty..............................................................................27B MS Diversified ..............................................................................................29B Mycogen Seeds ........................................................................2A, 3A, 6A, 7A New Holland ................................................................................................17B North Star Genetics ........................................................................................3B Northern Insulation Products ....................................................................12B Nutech Seed ..........................................................................................20B, 21B Nutra Flo........................................................................................................36B Pruess Elevator ............................................................................................26B Rabe International ........................................................................................34B Redwood Metal Works..................................................................................4A Ridgewater College ......................................................................................13B Ryan Chemical ..............................................................................................32B Schlauderaff Implement ..............................................................................34B Schweiss ........................................................................................................34B Smiths Mill Implement ................................................................................33B Sorenson Sales & Rentals ............................................................................28B State Bank of Gibbon ....................................................................................8A Steffes Auctioneers ......................................................................................25B SUNCO Marketing ......................................................................................10A Towmaster ......................................................................................................8B Vermeer............................................................................................................9A Waseca Motor & Bearing ..............................................................................4B Wearda Implement ......................................................................................29B Whitcomb Brothers ........................................................................................6B Wildung Implement ....................................................................................37B Willmar Farm Center ..................................................................................37B Willmar Precast ............................................................................................10B Woodford Ag ........................................................................................28B, 36B Ziegler 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2-12'Hx15'W Morton Aluma 200 Acres Prime Irrigated Steel sliding doors, exc Land! Excellent Tenant & cond, $700 ea. Can deliver. Location (I-94). Great In641-425-5478 vestment Property w/deBradley 440 stalk chopper, preciation! $500. Call 920-279-2164. Northland Real Estate (612)756-1899 FOR SALE: Building 26x46, insulated, good shape, 50 acre ORGANIC GRADE A $5,000. 320-877-7577 or 320farm. 43 tillable. Very good 220-3114 buildings. Large home built in 2006. More info. For Sale: Clearspan solar 417-741-2734 (cell). guard hoop building, 14'x 14'x 44', 10' w x 11.3' tall Land For Sale door, w/accessories, $3,000 Prime Farmland in So obo. 715-425-0289. MN, Steele County, For Sale: Used grain bins & 290+/- Acres. High CPI, floors. 2,000 bu.to 20,000 bu. well tiled, no buildings. Also, drying bins. Good investor property & 715-308-9649 for 1031 Exchange. Call Carl, Agent. Stormer Bins & EZ-Drys. 952-944-8737 or 612-240-5770 100% financing w/no liens or red tape, call Steve at Fairfax Ag for an appointSell your land or real estate ment. 888-830-7757 in 30 days for 0% commission. Call Ray 507-339-1272 Grain Handling Equip 034 We have extensive lists of Land Investors & farm buy- 1100 Bu X-TREME Unverers throughout MN. We alferth/Brent Grain Cart w/ ways have interested buyTarp. M&W #1700 7 Shank ers. For top prices, go with Earthmaster w/ Harrow our proven methods over Like New. 319-347-6677 Can thousands of acres. Deliver Serving Minnesota Mages Land Co & Auc Serv 2-45,000 bu. Bins complete with flooors, 8” power www.magesland.com sweep & 24” fans; 2-10” 25 800-803-8761 degree unloads, like new, $700 ea.; new floor supReal Estate Wanted 021 ports, $2 ea. 507-697-6133 Leave Message WANTED: Land & farms. I have clients looking for Brandt Auger, hyd lift, low dairy, & cash grain operahopper, 10”x70', good tions, as well as bare land shape, $4,250/OBO. parcels from 40-1000 acres. 515-408-3122 Both for relocation & investments. If you have Demco 350 bu gravity wagon even thought about selling on 10T Westendorf gear, contact: Paul Krueger, $4,500. 712-786-3341 Farm & Land Specialist, SALE: FarmFans Edina Realty, SW Suburban FOR 1000H dryer. Call Steve Office, 14198 Commerce Fairfax Ag – 888-830-7757 Ave NE, Prior Lake, MN 55372. FOR SALE:Used grain bins, paulkrueger@edinarealty.com floors unload systems, sti(952)447-4700 rators, fans & heaters, aeration fans, buying or sellAntiques & Collectibles 026 ing, try me first and also call for very competitive '79 Pontiac Trans Am. 403 contract rates! Office V8, automatic, power winhours 8am-5pm Monday – dows, AC. 86,000 miles Friday Saturday 9am -12 (715)964-1052 noon 507-430-4866 or call 507-697-6133 Ask for Gary FOR SALE: '25 Fordson tractor, on steel & factory WESTFIELD AUGER SALE rubber; #7 Oliver 2-14 plow; 10x61.....$7,699 '28 Chevrolet 4 dr sedan, 10x71.....$8,299 restored. (320)585-6330 after 10x81.....$9,899 5 p.m. New swing hopper augers at The Best Price! Hay & Forage Equip 031 Mike at 507-848-6268

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'01 JD 6405 cab MFD, frt weights, $23,850. (715)772-4255

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Flare, 6-7x12 barge & gravity Hydrostatic & Hydraulic Re- Allied ldr 595S. Like new. $3,500. (715)933-1272 wagons, $250 to $2250. NI pair Repair-Troubleshoot7 Shank Sunflower #4300 Sepull pickers 30”-38”. 712-299ing Sales-Design Custom FOR SALE: '02 CIH STX325, ries Disc Ripper Farm 6608 hydraulic hose-making up 1810 hrs, 3pt, PTO, Accu King 13x70 Auger/Low Proto 2” Service calls made. Steer, 5 hyd, 380-90/54 tires file Hopper. Both Real FOR SALE & WILL PURSTOEN'S Hydrostatic Serset on 22”, exceptional CHASE: NH BALE WAGGood. H&S 12 Wheel Pull vice 16084 State Hwy 29 N cond, $131,500. 320-567-2336 ONS. ROEDER IMPLEType V-Rake Hyd Fold. Glenwood, MN 56334 320MENT SENECA, KS 66538 319-347-2349 Can Deliver FOR SALE: Have running 634-4360 785-336-6103 motor for Allis Chalmers JD 4450 tractor, PS, 3 hyd., 190XT tractor; Have new FOR SALE: 2 JD Wheels, 620.8x38 tires, 8900 hrs, 8-bolt tire w/rim 25.5Lx16.1 overhauled motor for WD hole, 15", 1 tire 12.5L-15SL, $23,500; JD 2510 gas tracfor $85. 6-bolt 10x15 impl Allis Chalmers tractor. 507$75. 712-297-7951 tor, 3 pt, JD WF, 3670 hrs, rims. PU shock hitch 848-1701 or 507-236-8726 new 15.5x38 tires, $5,900; FOR SALE: 9103 Terragator 712-299-6608 Case IH 4800, 25' digger, FOR SALE: IH 1566 Black w/ Air Max 2000, 2 bin soil Stripe, 3605 act hrs, always walking tandems, $6,500; election, Falcon II conshedded, tilt steering, dual IH 2250 QT loader, 7' bucktroller, 70' booms, auto CIH 4900, 36' field cult., IH PTO, $16,500; IH 666, gas, et, $2,450. 320-361-0065 steer, elec roll tarp, granumulcher, $6,750; IH 856D WF, 4660 act hrs, always lar bins, needs nothing, extractor, 3 pt, WF, Lundeen JD backhoe 310, new tires, shedded, 2pt hitch, 540 cellent condition. cab, $4,450; JD 348 square ROPS, good buckets, ready PTO, near new tires, $7,250. $85,000/OBO. 320-583-5895 baler, w/green pu, $6,500; to go, $16,500. 515-408-3122 507-251-9986 Hoelshler accumulator & FOR SALE: Fast 743 90' fork, $4,750; NH 1033 auto rear mount spray boom w/ Loftness 8' 2 auger snow- FOR SALE: JD 4455, 2WD, 0 bale wagon, $2,450. hrs on eng, $29,900; Cockblower, hyd. orbit spout, Raven mon; 1,000 gal Dem320-769-2756 shutt 40PD & 50, $1,750 ea; 1000 rpm, $2,750; JD 4250 co side quest saddle tanks JD 60, $2,500. 320-587-8220 tractor, PS, 3 hyds., 3 pt, for 8000 MFWD series JD, new 18.4x38 tires, $24,500; FOR SALE: JD 4640 Quad, always shedded & exc cond. JD 1075 running gear, like Farm King model 800, 7' 507-236-6460 or 507-236-5878 18.4-42, 85%, cast duals, new 12.5x15 tires, $1,350; snowblower, nice; NH 69 rock box, 5100 hrs, exc JD 567 rnd baler, mega chute baler; NH 479 hay- Grasshopper power vac for cond. $30,500. 507-829-5633 wide pickup & net wrap, bine, usable or parts mamodel 227, used 1 yr. Mid$13,750. 320-769-2756 chine. 320-864-4583 or 320mount mowers, $1,000. 641FOR SALE: MF 5455, 20 hrs, 779-4583 425-5478 cab, 4WD, rock box, 2 Roller Mill Farm King #85, valves, radial tires, air 8” chrome rollers, 150bu/hr, seat, power shuttle, 16 spd. used 2 yrs, $2400. 641-425List $86,733. Cash $51,500. 5478 952-466-5538 We buy FOR SALE: My nice 936 Salvage Equipment 4WD Versatile tractor, 6980 Parts Available hrs, nearly new tires, needs Hammell Equip., Inc. nothing. The most & best (507)867-4910 tractor you will find for $38,500. 320-212-1146 or 320905-7829 Tractors 036

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For Sale:JD 7220. 2WD, left hand reverser, loader ready. Many options. 2,000 hrs. Sharp! 651-338-6861

'03 JD 7810 MFWD, CAH, 19 Kubota Tractor for sale. '85 spd. power shift, 26 mph., Model L3750, 5 cyl, 45 hp 8600 hrs, $42,500 obo. dsl, 1285 hrs, used mostly to 715-667-5353 power-brush snow at airport, runs great, 4WD, Black Angus cows bred to BF900 frt ldr w/ lg bucketPharo Cattle Company great for snow, 3pt hitch & Bull. Call 715-829-8965 PTO. Block heater. Like FOR SALE: '00 JD 9200, 4 new bar-lugged & fluid WD tractor, 24 spd, diff filled rear tires, good frt lock, 310hp. NEW ENtires. 2 yr old battery, open GINE, MAJOR (have pacab w/ windshield. Tongue pers) 8 new 20.8/42R tires. w/ 2” ball. Near Wautoma. $79,000. Call 507-381-1723 $13,900. Call 920-765-1289

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DAMAGED GRAIN STATE-WIDE We pay top dollar for your damaged grain. We are experienced handlers of your wet, dry, burnt and mixed grains. Trucks and Vacs available. Immediate response anywhere. CALL FOR A QUOTE TODAY

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For sale: WD45 AC. Very good cond. (608)525-7995.

JD 2520 gas. 3 pt. dual hyd. NF. Set of 15/5 38" duals; & set of front wgts 10/20 series JD tractor. (715)797-6046, after 5 p.m

DMI 2500, 5 shank, 3 pt., like new, always shedded. 320583-3131

Brent #672 Grain Cart/Corner Auger w/ Scale Real Good. Glencoe 13 Shank Soil Saver Series II (Stretch Model) Good Condition. 319347-2349 Can Deliver Case IH 50 stalk chopper 4 wheels, original knives on first side. 1,000 rpm. 1 Owner. Exc. Cond. $3250. (507)534-3481 FOR SALE: '97 JD 9500, 2499 eng/1683 sep hrs, Yield monitor & mappings, duals, grain extension, inspected every year. Always shedded. For more info call 507-227-4104 FOR SALE: Combine Header Transports. 2 Wheel, 4 Wheel & Caster Wheel models. Brackets sold separately to build your own. Satisfaction guaranteed! (320) 563-4145 or (320)808-7644 Ask for Denny! See All Of Our Trailers www.klugmanwelding.com

FOR SALE: JD 9750STS, 3300 eng/1981 sep hrs, 20.8x38 duals, RWD, hopper topper, yield monitor, long auger, single pt hookup, $126,000; JD 630F bean head, full finger auger, single pt hookup, $21,500; JD 444 cornhead, (2) 9x16 thrower racks; (2) H&S gravity boxes. 320-510-0468 JD 8320RT, loaded, 1150 hrs, 25” tracks, $208,000. 507-383-0114

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WANTED: JD 4055 or 4255 2WD tractor w/ cab, very good cond. Call 651-564-0606 Spraying Equip

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FOR SALE: Schaben 8500 series sprayer, 1500 gal tank, 100 gal rinse tank, TeeJet 3 way nozzle bodies, 450 Raven, 5 shut offs, 90' boom, $22,000/ Call 507-8296844 anytime.

FOR SALE: Wetherall 400 WANTED: AC B power unit. gal sprayer, 40' boom & 763-682-3160 pumps, $400. 712-786-3341 Wanted: Braking plow, 1 fur042 row, for 350 Farmall trac- Wanted tor. (715)468-2848 WANTED: 4000-5000 gal vacWANTED: HOOD ONLY for uum tank in good condition. Ferguson TO30 tractor. 952-955-1181 Call 715-359-5279 WANTED: Bean head, 820 or 1020, 22½' or 25'; also wantWANTED: J.D. 213 flex ed cornhead 883, should be head, stainless & poly. in good shape. 320-859-4319 (651) 257-4756

143.77 Acres Of Land For Sale By Sealed Bid Paynesville MN Area Farmland/Development Land Sections 7 & 18 Paynesville Township Stearns County Land Location: West 1/2 Mile Of Junction MN Hwy’s 55 & 23 At Paynesville.

Bids Due On Or Before December 20th 2011 Written Bids To Be Submitted In Person Or By Mail To Michael Meagher Realty 22963 Tri Co Rd Paynesville MN 56362. Possession For 2012 Crop Year Makes This A Great Opportunity To Add A Large Piece Of Farmland To Your Farming Operation. Excellent Future Development Potential With Wooded River Front On The Crow River Bordering The City Limits Of Paynesville Plus Highway Frontage On Both Sides Of MN State Highway 55

For Complete Bid Instructions And/Or Property Information Packet Contact Mike Meagher At 320-250-5391. Sellers Reserve The Right To Reject Any And All Bids And To Waive Any Irregularities In The Bidding

Farm Equipment Auction Saturday, December 10th @ 10 a.m. Start (with alternate date in case of bad weather: Sat., Dec. 17th - call Randy or Joe) Located from Buffalo, MN go North on State Hwy. 25 - 3 miles, then turn right (or east) on to County Rd. #113, go 3 miles to property. Follow signs day of auction Allis Chalmers Tractors

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8050 diesel w/FWA, duals 18-42, 3 pt. 6060 diesel w/FWA, w/Allied loader 185 diesel 180 diesel WD-45 • WC • Allis B

1250 International grinder 8’ Inland snowblower Melroe Bobcat 40” bucket M371 JD 336 baler w/kicker • 489 NH haybine 327 2-row New Idea picker Steel flair box w/hoist on running gear 2 smaller gravity boxes on running gears Meyers 160 bu. manure spreader 6” auger on transport, 40’ to 45’ • Soil finisher 185 9-row International planter King Kutter brush mower Allis tandem disc. 24’ International vibra shank digger w/wheel riggers 3 Kicker racks w/running gears White 588 plow 8’ back blade Approximately 50 Round Bales of Hay

Vehicle 1998 - F150 XLT 4x4 pickup, automatic, 111,000 mi. w/4 new tires & aluminum topper, (like new condition) Black

Shop Gas welding set w/gauges, tanks & cart Hobart wire feed welder (new) Wood splitter w/motor on wheels Lots and lots of misc. tools & other equip.

Other Items S14 NH tractor lawn mower w/deck & tiller Polaris 2001-500 4x4

Owners: Sandy & “The Late” John Weldele

DesMarais Auction Service 86-02 Joe: 612-221-0817; Chet: 763-295-5195; Randy: 763-682-5586

155 HEAD HLSTEIN DAIRY CATTLE & MACHINERY

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1645 181ST ST. - HOLLAND, MN Directions: Go 1.5 mi. NE of Holland on Cty. Rd. 23 to 181st St., then go 3/4 mi. E or from Woodstock, MN go 7 mi. N on Cty. Rd. 18 to 181st St., then 1.5 mi. W

Auctioneers Note: Having run a dairy operation for 25 years, Mike & Julie are now retiring from milking

Sale Starts with Dairy Cattle then Machinery

Dairy Equipment: 2003 double-8 Parallel Blue Diamond Parlor; 10 hp Universal Blower Pump 80 Head of Dairy Cows/ w/variable speed drive; 16 75 Head of Dairy Heifers BouMatic units; 10 PolyDome calf hutches General Herd Information: Rolling herd Farm Machinery: 3025 - average 22,561#, 25 yrs Knight Reel Augie Feed DHIA & AI records; Wagon w/scale; 1140 Butterfat 3.7; Protein 3.1; Knight 400 bu. Manure SCC 250; Pipestone Vet Spreader w/tand. axle & Clinic monthly. Cows will slop gate; 725 Knight be TB tested & preg. liquid slinger manure checked. All vaccinations spreader w/tand. axle; current, 3 doses J5 - E Gehl 120 Grinder Mixer coli, w/scale Bovishield/Clostridium

OWNERS: MIKE & JULIE NELSON Home: 507-347-3204 • Cell: 507-215-1467 Auctioneers: John Goelz - Franklin - 507-557-8394 & Joe Wersal - Winthrop - 507-220-5561

Terms: CASH OR GOOD CHECK. EVERYTHING SOLD “AS IS” Not responsible for accidents on property. Settlement within 15 minutes of last item sold. All announcements from auction block the-day-of-sale take precedence over advertising. NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED. Lunch on grounds.

Auctioneers: Matt Mages - New Ulm • Larry Mages - Lafayette • Joe Maidl - Lafayette Clerk: Mages Land Co. & Auction Service LLC Everything sold “AS IS” - Lunch & Restroom available on site

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FOR SALE: Gleaner R60, enclosed rotor, good cond. (320) 352-2484

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'94 CIH 1020, 17 ½' bean head, 3” cut, poly skid plate, exc cond, shedded, $6,000. 712-229-2033

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'90 CIH 1640 combine. Very good cond. 2300 hrs. w/944 head. (608)794-2528

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For Sale: White 285 field digger, 17', new shovels, NEW AND USED TRACTOR good condition, $1,200 obo. PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 715-425-0289 55, 50 Series & newer tractors, AC-all models, Large Inventory, We ship! Mark Kent/Great Plains 48 Ft Series 6 Discovator/Finisher Heitman Tractor Salvage w/ Heavy Drag Good Cond. 715-673-4829 Buhler/Farm King 13x95 Specializing in most AC used Auger w/ Power Hopper. tractor parts for sale. Now 319-347-6138 Can Deliver parting out WD, 190XT, #200 & D-17 tractors. Rosen- M&W #1465 5 Shank Earthberg Tractor Salvage 507master, (New Disc 848-1701 or 507-236-8726 Blades), Good Cond. MC 15 Ft (6-30) Shredder ExcelWE HAVE PARTS! Parts lent Cond. Farm King 13x36 for Tractors, Combines, Auger for Elec. 319-347-6138 Machinery, Hay EquipCan Deliver ment, and more... All makes & Models. Used, new, rebuilt, aftermarket. Machinery Wanted 040 All States Ag Parts Call: 877-530-4430 to reach All kinds of New & Used the store nearest you! farm equipment – disc chisWww.tractorpartsasap.com els, field cults, planters, soil finishers, cornheads, Harvesting Equip 037 feed mills, discs, balers, haybines, etc. 507-438-9782 '09 JD 612 chopping head, loaded, CM, header height ★★★★★★★★★★★★★ controls, $78,500. 507-383-0114

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FOR SALE: 45' Harmes hyd fold roller w/ oversize bearings, exc cond. 507-220-6810 IH 574 w/loader; JD 420 w/loader & pwr steering; Ford whl wgts. 320-864-3837 Tillage Equip 039

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Disc chisels: JD 714 & 712, Glencoe 7400; Field Cults under 30': JD 980, small grain carts & gravity boxes 300-400 bu. Finishers under 20', clean 4 & 6R stalk choppers; Nice JD 215 & 216 flex heads; JD 643 cornheads Must be clean; JD corn planters, 4-6-8 row. 715-299-4338 WANTED TO BUY: Solid, reliable portable grain dryer & 14' silo unloader. Also need Leyland tractor front suitcase wgts. 715-296-2162


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Wanted: Used creep feeder. (715)223-0445 Feed Seed Hay

Notch Equipment: • • • • •

Rock Buckets • Grapple Forks • Manure Forks Bale Spears • Hi-Volume Buckets & Pallet Forks Bale Transports & Feeder Wagons, 16’-34’ Adult & Young Stock Feeders & Bale Feeders Land Levelers

Smidley Equipment:

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Gates • Calving Pens • Haymax Bale Feeders Cattel Panels • Feeders Panels • Head Gates Hog Feeders • Squeeze Chutes & Tubs Port-A-Hut Shelters (Many Sizes) Bergman Cattle Feeders Lorenz & Farm King Snowblowers Mandako Land Rollers, 12’-60’ GT (Tox-O-Wic) Grain Dryers, 350-800 bu. Sheep & Calf Feeders Livestock Equipment by Vern’s Mfg. Powder River Crowding Tub & Alley Mister Squeeze Cattle Chutes & Hd. Gates Garfield Earth Scrapers Peck Grain Augers, 8” - 10” - 12” • Special Price

• We Also Buy & Sell Used GT Tox-O-Wic Dryers Or We Can Rebuild Your Dryer For You

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MDS Buckets for Loaders & Skidloaders Powder River Livestock & Horse Equipment Tire Scrapers for Skidsteers, 6’-9’ Jari Sickle Mowers Grasshopper Lawn Mowers - Special Price Now! “Tire” feeders & waterers MDS Roto King Round Bale Processor for skidsteers, tractors, loaders or telehandlers Good Stock of parts for GT Tox-O-Wic Grain Dryers, Also, Some Used Parts Sitrex Wheel Rakes - MX Model In Stock Brillion Alfalfa & Grass Seeders Bale Baskets SI Feeders & Bunks (Hayhopper) Bale Feeders Enduraplas Bale Feeders, Panels & Tanks E-Z Trail Wagons, Boxes & Grain Carts Calftel Hutches & Animal Barns R&C Poly Bale Feeders Farm King Augers and Mowers Corral Panels & Horse Stalls EZ-Trail Head Movers & Bale Racks • Special Price Roda Mini-Spreaders Amish Built Oak bunk feeders & bale racks Walco log splitter Goat & Sheep feeders

FOR SALE: 130 Round Bales Cornstalks. 6x5 net wrapped. (608)863-3959 FOR SALE: Wheat straw 3x3x8 bales stored inside. Low potassium grass hay. Delivery available. 320-8085723 South Dakota Western Alfalfa. 3X3x8. Various RFB's, KNS Hay & Transport, 605999-1118 WANTED & FOR SALE ALL TYPES of hay & straw. Also buying corn, wheat & oats. Western Hay available. Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill. 920-853-3554 WESTERN ALFALFA. Exc quality, all cuttings tested, 3x3x8 by semi load. Millard Brothers. 800-535-7715

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~ USED EQUIPMENT ~ • #580 GT grain dryer w/25 hp. elec. motor & phase converter, we rebuilt it w/new center auger, center tube & sump • #370 GT PTO grain dryer • 8”x55’ Feterl PTO auger, VG • 18’ Meyers bale rack w/10-ton Meyers wagon • NH #513 spreader, VG • 81⁄2 yd. Garfield hyd. push off scraper, used only 3 days in past 2 yrs. • Grasshopper 723 w/52” deck, “Demo”

• Brillion 3 pt., 6’ grass seeder • Gehl #312 Scavenger II spreader, 260 bu., VG • Gehl 6’ green chopper • Brady 5600 15’ stalk shredder & windrower • Hesston 30A Stackhand • Lorenz 984 9’ snowblower, 1000 RPM, Very Good • Hiniker 1700, 15’ stalk shredder/end trans., Exc. • Steer Stuffer & Hog Feeders • 20’ JD BWF disk w/duals, Very Good • Special Prices on new Augers & Gravity Boxes

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NH BR 780A baler, net wrap ............$17,500 NH BR 780 baler, net wrap, Sharp ..$14,500 NH BR 780 baler, twine....................$10,500 JD 566 round baler, converg. whls. ..$8,500 OMI 12 wheel rake, New ....................$4,500 JD 843 loader, Like New ..................$12,500 JD 840 loader, JD 8000 mts...............$9,500 JD 720, 725 loaders, sharp $5,500-&$7,500 JD 280 loader ....................................$7,500 (3) JD 158 loaders ................$2,500/$4,500 IH 2350 loader ..................................$3,250 (2) Westendorf loaders ............$950/$2,000 Leon 1000 grapple, off JD 8100 ........$5,500 Dual 3100 loader, blue cylinder ........$1,250 Dual 3100 loader, black cyl., grap. ....$3,500 Dual 310 loader ................................$3,000 Farmhand F358 loader, IH mts. ........$3,250 Miller PL-4 loader..............................$3,500 New Buhler 2595, JD 6000 mts. ......$3,500 New Box Scrapers, 10’/12’ ....................Call New & Used Skidsteer Attachments......Call Pallet Forks, Grapples, Rock Buckets ..Call 8”, 10”, 13” Augers, various sizes........Call ‘84 Ford 9000 twin screw, 19’ box ....$9,750 ‘75 IH 1600, new clutch, 15’ steel b ..$2,500 Wilson 45’ hopper ............................$8,500 (8) Gravity Boxes....................................Call

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130 Head Holstein Steers, 230 lbs.715-229-2162 Exceptional Young Brown Swiss Bulls-Elite Genetics. Also, Holstein Bulls from great type & prod. Dams. (715)537-5413 www.jerland.com FOR SALE: 1 Guernsey & 1 Jersey bull. Each has 2 brothers in AI. (715)532-3857 FOR SALE: 2 Reg. Brown Swiss bred heifers; one due Feb.1, one due April 1. 507789-5586. Leave message

Madison, MN From Hwy. 75 & 212 Jct., 3.5 mi. W., 2.5 mi. S.

‘00 CIH 1020 30’ flex head ................$9,900 IH 8-20” reconditioned, poly, corn ....$6,500 JD 22” cornhead ................................$2,500 JD 444 4RW cornhead ......................$1,250 JD 2510, gas......................................$6,250 JD 2030, Utility, dsl ................................Call (2) JD 3020, PS ..................$8,500/$17,500 JD 2355, utility, dsl ................................Call (4) JD 4010 D ........................$4,500/$6,500 JD 4010D, F11 loader ........................$6,500 (2) JD 4020, PS ....................$6,900/$8,900 (2) JD 4020, PS, SC..........$12,500-$15,500 JD 4000, WF, 3 pt. ............................$9,250 JD 4430, Quad ................................$12,500 JD 4430, PS ....................................$13,500 JD 4240, Quad ................................$18,500 (2) JD 4440, PS ................$17,500/$19,250 JD 4450, PS ....................................$24,500 JD 4650, PS ....................................$23,500 JD 4850, PS, FWA ..........................$23,500 JD 4255, Quad, new engine ............$37,500 (2)JD 4455, PS..................$34,500/$38,500 JD 4960, MFD ..................................$39,000 IH 7110, FWA, FH 1140 loader ........$37,500 IH SM, WF, engine OH ......................$2,900 ‘94 CIH 9280, 12-spd., triples, Nice $55,000 Case 4960, 4x4, PTO, 3 hyd. ............$9,500 JD 800 swather, 15’, crimper ............$1,250

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Black Angus Yearling bulls: Hamp, Chester & Yorkshire Boars & gilts Alfred Kemen 320-598-3790

Office Location - 305 Bluff Street Hutchinson, MN 55350

HAAS EQUIP., LLC

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Dairy Quality Alfalfa Tested big squares & round bales, delivered from South Dakota John Haensel (605) 351-5760 Dairy quality western alfalfa, big squares or small squares, delivered in semi loads. Clint Haensel (605) 310-6653

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WANTED: Belarus tractor, 50-100hp running, in need of repair or parts. 515-835-7673

1986 Case 4894 3 pt., PTO, new tires

00 $24,5

Land Rollers 3 New & Used

00 $27,5,500 $31

For Sale: 8 - 15 Holstein dairy cows. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd lactation. DHIA. (715)985-2273 WANTED TO BUY: Dairy heifers and cows. 320-2352664 Well grown bred heifers, Holstein, Aryshire, Jersey, & Crosses. Due starting in March. Good for reg or grazing herds. Grazed & bunk fed all summer. 715-574-2931 Cattle

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FOR SALE OR LEASE REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS Bulls, 2 year old & yearlings; bred heifers, calving ease, club calves & balance performance. Al sired. In herd improvement program. J.W. Riverview Angus Farm Glencoe, MN 55336 Conklin Dealer 320864-4625


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Bus. 800-432-3564 800-432-3565 • Res. 507-426-7648

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USED EQUIPMENT NEW EQUIPMENT • Wilrich 3400, 54’ F.C.

Clara City, MN 56222 320-847-3218 www.wearda.com

Sale Starts at 11:00 am Sharp - Lunch on Grounds LOCATED: 6 miles south of Ellsworth, Wisconsin on Highway 63 or 8 miles north of Red Wing, Minnesota on Highway 63 to County V, then east 3 miles to 650th Street, then south 2 miles to 300th Avenue, then east to first farm. Fire # W6391. NOTE: Due to the recent loss of Don Sears, Sears Farm Inc. has decided to sell all of their machinery at absolute auction. This is an excellent auction! Many items have gone through the shop. This is one sale you don‚t want to miss! Something for everyone. Very few small items, be on time. 3 - SHARP CASE IH & CAT TRACTORS: Case IH Magnum 315 MFWD Tractor (ser #zbrd03233), luxury cab, power shift, full weight package, AFS ready, suspended front axle, 4 remotes, 4.80-80R-50 rears, 4.20-85-34 fronts, duals all around, ONLY 83 HOURS - NEW; Case MX180 2WD Tractor (ser #A0109126), power shift, triple remotes, 540-1000 PTO, 46” rears (60%), 3611 hours w/hub mt duals, V Nice; Cat 65C Challenger (ser #2ZJ00538), 30” tracks, 10 speed, power shift, 4 remotes, only 2664 hours. 8 - TRACTORS: Case IH 8920 MFWD Tractor (ser #AJB0088254), 18 speed, power shift, 4 remotes, 540-1000 PTO, 42” rears, 6399 hours, front weights w/hub mt duals; Case IH 7110 Tractor, 18 speed, power shift, triple remotes, 540-1000 PTO, 18.4-42 rears (75%), 7165 hours w/hub mt duals; Steiger KM325 Tractor, bareback, new 20.8-38 rears, 7500 hours, duals all around; IH 1586 Tractor; IH 1066 Tractor; IH 966 D Tractor; IH 806 D Tractor, 3 pt, wf, new rubber w/All Hydraulic Loader; IH M Tractor, wf. COMPACT JD TRACTOR: JD 4200 MFWD Tractor, only 784 hours, 1-owner w/JD 420 Loader and JD 72” Mower Deck. JD COMBINES & HEADS: JD 9550 Combine, loaded, Green Star, Contour Master, chopper, spreader, 1517 engine hours, 976 /separator hours, V Sharp; JD 9600 Combine (ser #665606), late model, ext hopper, chopper, 18.4-38 rubber, duals, 1878 engine hours, 1233 separator hours, V Sharp; JD 893 Corn Head (ser #695737), poly snout, EX; JD 843 Corn Head (ser #630926); JD 920 F Bean Head (ser #F691217), 1-owner; JD 925 F Bean Head (ser #F685852). [Both combines are gone through at JD annually]. CLAAS CHOPPERS: 1998 Claas Jaguar 860 SP 4WD Chopper (ser #49100902), hydro, K processor, 2200 hours, V Nice, sells with Kemper 4500 6R Corn Head; 2001 Claas Jaguar 900 2WD Chopper, hydro, 1700 hours (ser #49202915), sells with Claas RU600 8R Corn Head; Claas PU 380 Hay Head (sells separately); Lindquist JD/Claas Head Adapter. EXCELLENT HAYBINE: MacDon 9350 Turbo SP Haybine, hydro w/972 21’ Draper Head, only 950 hours, 800 cutter hours, 1-owner, V Sharp. SHARP JD CORN PLANTER: JD 1770 Conservation 16RN Corn Planter (ser #690387), liquid fert, insecticide, JD Computer Trac 250, JD no-till coulters, Sharp. [Planter totally gone through at JD annually]. SPECIAL JD DRILLS: JD 1690 40’ No-Till Drill, Soybean Special, 15” spacing, Avery scale, 350 monitor, V Sharp; (2) JD 1560 15’ No-Till Drills, 71⁄2” spacing w/Yetter Markers, EX; Hook Hitch for Drills (sold separately). NEW JD STALK CHOPPER: JD 120 8R Stalk Chopper, 1-owner, Like New. SPRAYERS: Top Air Sprayer, 90’ booms, duals, 1200 gal, Raven monitor, includes chemical inductor; PK 1000 gal Sprayer w/60’ hyd booms, foam markers & Raven monitor. PLANTING & TILLAGE EQUIPMENT: JD 8300 13‚ Drill, 6” spacing w/grass seed; NH TD200 30‚ Disc; IH 480 18’ Disc; Glencoe 15 Shank Chisel Plow w/hyd wings; Tiger Two 7 Shank Ripper; Case IH 4200 42’ Field Finisher w/4-bar Drag; IH 720 5-20” Trip Semi Mt Plow; Glencoe 24’ Soil Finisher; 3 pt 8RN Cultivator; Lindsay 5 Section Drag on trans. GRAIN CARTS: Kinze 1840 Grain Cart w/Straddle Duals, EX; Brent 420 Grain Cart. HAYING EQUIPMENT: JD 328 Baler w/40 ejector, 2nd owner; (3) H&S Steel Bale Throw Racks w/RG. 7 - TRUCKS: 1990 Volvo GM L10 Tandem Truck, 9 speed w/20’ Aluminum Kamm Grain Box w/Scissor hoist; 1988 Ford LTL 9000 Tandem Truck w/Morhang 22’ Silage/Manure Spreader; 1985 Ford 9000 Fire Engine; Ford L9000 Tandem Truck w/Versa 24’ Silage Box; Ford 9000 Tandem Truck w/18’ Silage Box; Ford 8000 Tandem Truck; 1980’s GMC 7000 D Tandem Truck w/20’ Box & hoist; Big Wheel Lime Spreader Trucker. TMR & FEED TRUCKS: Patz 940 Tandem TMR w/scale (940 cu ft); Knight TMR on a Ford Truck; Harsh TMR on a Chevy Truck (needs work). SKID STEER: Bobcat 974 Diesel Skid Steer. FARM MACHINERY & MISC: Degelman 6600 14’ Blade; Richardton 770 Dump Wagon; (2) Hesston 10 Stackers; 3 pt Stack Mover; Bush Hog 13008 HD 8’ Mower; Woods 3180 Series 3 15’ Bat Wing Mower, 1-owner; Woods 15’ Bat Wing Pull Mower; Dempster 3 Wheeler Fertilizer Spreader w/3208 Cat; Westfield 13x71 Auger, PTO, Like New; Owatonna 205 Elevator; (3) 1000 gal Anhydrous Tanks; 250 gal Saddle Tanks (bracket for IH Magnum); Lowry 1000 Bu Wet Bin; IH Suitcase Weights; Some Iron.

TERMS: Cash or good check. Financing available, contact clerk 48 hours prior to sale date. FIND US ON THE INTERNET: See pictures at www.hagerauction.com.

DON SEARS ESTATE • SEARS FARM INC. - Owner BAY CITY, WISCONSIN • 715-821-0865 (Nathan)

SALE CONDUCTED BY: HAGER AUCTION SERVICE N4478 400th Street • Ellsworth, WI • 715-273-4638 BARRY HAGER, Registered Wisconsin Auctioneer #105 TIM PRUSAK, Registered Wisconsin Auctioneer #479 AGSTAR FINANCIAL SERVICES, Clerk Rep. by Rich and Lee 715-234-2114 or 866-577-1831

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

w/harrow • Hardi Comm. 1200, 99’ • Hardi Nav. 1100, 90’ • Hardi Nav. 1000, 88’ • Hardi Nav. 1000, 66’ • Blumhardt 750, 60’ • Spray Coupe 220, 60’ • Brittonia 500, 60’ • Amity 10’, 12-22 • Amity 8-22, (3) USED EQUIPMENT • ‘05 Artsway 6812, 12-22 • Artsway 898, 8-22, (2) • Westfield 10x60 hopper • Amity 12-22 topper St. Ft. • Wilrich 614, 30’ disc • Artsway 12-22 topper St. • Wishek 862, 26’ disc Ft. • Wishek 862, 22’ disc • Alloway 12-22 topper St. • Pickett thinner, 24-22 Ft. • Alloway 22’ shredder • Alloway 12-22 folding • Balzer 20’ shredder topper • Kilbros 1810 cart, tracks • Alloway 9-22 topper • UTF 760 grain cart • Woods 9’ snowblower • ‘09 Salford 570, 41’ • Wilrich 957, 7-30/harrow • JD 960, 36’ F.C. w/harrow • Agco-Challenger • Hardi Sprayers • REM Grain Vac • Woods Mowers • J&M Grain Carts • Westfield Augers • Sunflower Tillage • White Planters • Wilrich Tillage

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

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“New” ‘11 J&M 750-18 grain cart, 30.5x32’s, roll tarp, hyd. spout, Consigned to: henslinauctions.com Dec. 1, 2011 ‘08 JD 9430, 4WD, PT, 2198 hrs., 710/70R42’s, diff. locks, Auto-Track ready, 4 remotes, Deluxe cab w/Active seat, 3000# wgt. pkg. ................$179,500 ‘08 JD 9870STS w/RWD, 485 hrs, CM, 20.8x42’s, Hi-torque w/5 spd rev., pwr cast tail board ..........................................................$209,500 ,07 JD 9860STS w/RWD, 514 hrs, CM, 20.8x42’s, premier cb, chopper w/pwr cast tail board ..........................................................$189,500 ‘03 JD 6420, MFWD, “Open Station” w/640SL loader, 16-spd. PQ w/LHR, 2436 hrs., ROPS ......................................................................$49,500 ‘01 JD 7810 MFWD, 7365 hs, 16 spd. PQ, 18.4x42’s w/JD duals, JD serv. Prog. completed........$64,500 ‘88 JD 4450, MFWD, PS, 6010 hrs., 18.4x38’s w/JD 10 bolt duals, 13.6x28 frts., 3 remotes, 3 pt., PTO......................................................$42,500 Lease/Finance Programs Available!

HUGE ESTATE AUCTION

THE LAND, DECEMBER 2, 2011

SPECIAL


KIMBALL, MN • 320-398-3800

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THE LAND, DECMEBER 2, 2011

30 B

Sales: • Al Mueller • Wayne Mackereth • Allen Schramm • Rollie Jurgens • Chase Groskreutz

GLENCOE, MN • 320-864--5531

Sales: • Rihard Dammann • Randy Uecker • Steve Schramm • Mike Wettengel

NO. MANKATO, MN • 507-387-5515 Sales:

TRACTORS 4WD

CIH 535 Quad, '10, 910 hrs ....................................$292,750 CIH 535 Quad, '09 ....................................................$287,500 CIH 500 Steiger, '11, 405 hrs ..................................$265,500 CIH STX530Q, '06, 2340 hrs ....................................$225,000 CIH 9390, '97 ............................................................$88,500 CIH 9380, '97 ............................................................$79,000 CIH 9270, '91, 4815 hrs ............................................$72,900 CIH 9170, '89, 7825 hrs ............................................$56,500 CIH 9150, '88, 6405 hrs ............................................$45,300 CIH 9150, '87, 5625 hrs ............................................$48,500 Case 550H, '00, 1675 hrs ..........................................$35,500 Challenger MT865B, '06, 3745 hrs ..........................$199,500 JD 9630, '08 ............................................................$240,000 JD 9400T ..................................................................$109,000 JD 9400, '98, 3245 hrs ............................................$109,900 JD 9400, '97, 5065 hrs ..............................................$87,900 NH 9282, '97, 3585 hrs..............................................$69,500 NH T9060, '08, 1440 hrs..........................................$212,000 Versatile 835, '78, 11,000 hrs ....................................$21,500

TRACTORS 2WD

CIH 215 Mag, '09, 880 hrs ......................................$129,500 CIH 180 Mag, '11 ..............................................................Call CIH 230 Puma, '11, 130 hrs ....................................$135,000 CIH MXM130, '03, 4460 hrs ......................................$45,000 CIH 8950, 8725 hrs ....................................................$62,500 CIH 8940, '97, 5575 hrs ............................................$64,500 CIH 7230, '96, 5655 hrs ............................................$61,000 CIH 7140, '92 ............................................................$45,900 CIH 5250, '92, 5650 hrs ............................................$36,500 CIH 5140, '91, 4640 hrs ............................................$31,000 Farmall 350 ..................................................................$3,900 Allis 8070, '83, 7500 hrs ............................................$24,500 Deutz D6207, '83..........................................................$6,995 Fendt 818, 4220 hrs ..................................................$79,500 Ford 8970, '95, 5600 hrs............................................$57,500 Ford 8970, '94, 8140 hrs............................................$62,500 Ford TW25II, 6635 hrs ..............................................$15,000 Kubota M6800, '03, 775 hrs ......................................$24,500 McCormick TTX230, '09, 615 hrs ..............................$90,000 McCormick XTX165, '09, 260 hrs ..............................$89,500

COMPACT TRACTORS CIH 40 Farmall CVT ..................................................$36,250 CIH DX25E, '04, 175 hrs ............................................$13,900 IH Cub 185, '75 ............................................................$1,900 IH 184, '76 ..................................................................$2,700 Agco ST 40, '02, 435 hrs ..........................................$18,500 Kubota BX2350TV, '08, 655 hrs ..................................$7,950 Kubota BX2230, '04, 1965 hrs ....................................$7,750 Kubota BX2200, '01 ....................................................$8,750

COMBINES

CIH 7120, '91, 7200 hrs ............................................$38,500 CIH 7120, '88, 10400 hrs ..........................................$35,500 CIH 7110, '91, 7645 hrs ............................................$32,500 Farmall H, '41 ..............................................................$1,500 Farmall H ......................................................................$1,350 Farmall Super M, '53 ....................................................$2,250 IH 986, '77, 8735 hrs ................................................$11,000 IH 656G, 4075 hrs........................................................$4,750 IH 574, '73, 5180 hrs ..................................................$6,500 IH 400 ..........................................................................$2,500 IH H, '41 ......................................................................$1,800 IH M, '49 ......................................................................$1,500 Allis C, '47 ....................................................................$1,750 Allis C, '46 ....................................................................$2,250 AC WD ..........................................................................$2,600 JD 4840, '81, 7820 hrs ..............................................$25,000 MF 261, '97, 1705 hrs..................................................$9,500

TRACTORS AWD/MFD

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TRACTORS AWD/MFD Continued

CIH 335 Mag, '11, 50 hrs ........................................$219,000 (2) CIH 335 Mag, '10 ....................................choice $151,900 CIH 305 Mag, '11, 1300 hrs ....................................$167,500 (2) CIH 305 Mag, '10 ....................................choice $182,500 (2) CIH 305 Mag, '10 ....................................choice $151,900 CIH 305 Mag, '09, 1595 hrs ....................................$182,000 CIH 305 Mag, '09, 2505 hrs ....................................$169,500 CIH MX305, '06, 4640 hrs........................................$125,500 CIH 290 Mag, '11, 180 hrs ......................................$192,500 CIH 290 Mag, '11, 5 hrs ..........................................$189,500 CIH 275 Mag, '11, 600 hrs ......................................$172,500 CIH 275 Mag, '10, 600 hrs ......................................$172,500 CIH 275 Mag, '09, 765 hrs ......................................$182,500 CIH 275 Mag, '07, 1385 hrs ....................................$162,500 CIH 275 Mag, '07, 2220 hrs ....................................$146,900 CIH MX275, '06, 2020 hrs........................................$129,500 CIH 245 Mag, '10, 1505 hrs ....................................$129,500 CIH 245 Mag, '09, 2160 hrs ....................................$129,500 CIH 245 Mag, '09, 2250 hrs ....................................$129,500 CIH 245 Mag, '09, 2460 hrs ....................................$129,500 CIH 245 Mag, '07, 3145 hrs ....................................$105,000 CIH 245 Mag, '07, 3205 hrs ....................................$105,000 CIH 215 Mag, '10, 3100 hrs ....................................$105,000

COMBINES Continued

BEAN/CORN HEADS Continued

SP FORAGE HARVESTERS Continued

CIH 7010, '07, 750 hrs ............................................$207,000 CIH 6088, '11, 470 hrs ......................................................Call CIH 6088, '11, 545 hrs ......................................................Call CIH 6088, '11, 315 hrs ......................................................Call CIH 6088, '11, 500 hrs ......................................................Call CIH 6088, '10, 600 hrs ............................................$225,000 CIH 6088 ..................................................................$225,000 CIH 2588, '08, 1480 hrs ..........................................$194,500 CIH 2388, '06, 1440 hrs ..........................................$164,900 CIH 2388, '06, 1735 hrs ..........................................$157,500 CIH 2388, '04, 1270 hrs ..........................................$135,000 CIH 2388, '03, 2740 hrs ..........................................$135,000 CIH 2388, '03, 2415 hrs ..........................................$140,000 CIH 2388, '03, 2175 hrs ..........................................$131,000 CIH 2388, '03, 2540 hrs ..........................................$117,900 CIH 2388, '03 ..........................................................$119,900 CIH 2388, '01, 2400 hrs ..........................................$108,500 CIH 2388, '01, 2580 hrs ..........................................$115,000 CIH 2388, '01, 2840 hrs ..........................................$103,500 CIH 2388, '98, 3780 hrs ............................................$89,000 CIH 2388, '98, 3115 hrs ............................................$87,950 CIH 2388, '98, 3835 hrs ............................................$89,500 CIH 2366, '03, 1950 hrs ..........................................$129,500 CIH 2366, '02, 3125 hrs ............................................$93,500 CIH 2366, '00, 2810 hrs ............................................$92,500 CIH 2366, '00, 3135 hrs ............................................$92,500 CIH 2366, '99, 3845 hrs ............................................$79,500 CIH 2366, '98, 2650 hrs ..........................................$110,000 CIH 2188, '97, 3800 hrs ............................................$69,500 CIH 2188, '97, 2365 hrs ............................................$79,000 CIH 2188, '96, 2950 hrs ............................................$72,500 CIH 2188, '96, 3045 hrs ............................................$85,900 CIH 2166, '97, 4150 hrs ............................................$65,500 CIH 2166, '96, 3250 hrs ............................................$64,500 CIH 2166, '96, 3430 hrs ............................................$67,900 CIH 1688, '94, 3305 hrs ............................................$59,500 CIH 1688, '94, 4160 hrs ............................................$39,500 CIH 1688, '93, 4560 hrs ............................................$47,500 CIH 1660, '90, 4360 hrs ............................................$29,500 CIH 1660, '87, 4605 hrs ....................................................Call IH 1460, '82, 4535 hrs ................................................$7,500 IH 1460, 3645 hrs ........................................................$7,500 IH 1420, 3325 hrs ........................................................$5,500 JD 9870STS, '09, 830 hrs ........................................$275,000 JD 9770S, '08, 890 hrs ............................................$217,000 JD 9660STS, '04, 2115 hrs ......................................$155,000 JD 9610, '96, 3265 hrs ..............................................$69,500 JD 9400, '97, 3250 hrs ..............................................$44,500 JD 8820, '84 ..............................................................$10,500 JD 7720, '82, 5445 hrs ..............................................$10,000 MF 750, '77 ..................................................................$3,500 NH TR97, '95, 3955 hrs ............................................$32,000 NH TR86, '89, 3860 hrs ............................................$22,500 NH TR86, '85, 3245 hrs ............................................$15,000 NH TR70, 1450 hrs ......................................................$2,700 NH 970, '03, 2020 hrs..............................................$139,000

(5) Drago 6R30 Cornhead..........................$31,000 - $54,500 Geringhoff 1222 Cornhead ........................................$69,500 Geringhoff 8R30 Cornhead ........................................$29,900 (2) Geringhoff Roto Disc ..........................$36,500 & $38,500 Harvestec 4306C Cornhead ........................................$34,000 (4) Harvestec 8R30 Cornhead....................$29,500 - $39,500 Harvestec 6R30 Cornhead..........................................$15,900 JD 1293, 16R22 Cornhead ........................................$24,500 JD 1293, 12R30 Cornhead ........................................$51,500 JD 1291 Cornhead......................................................$36,500 JD 10R22 Cornhead ....................................................$8,500 (2) JD 893, 8R30 Cornhead......................$17,500 & $22,500 JD 843 10R22 Cornhead ............................................$14,500 JD 843, 8R22 Cornhead ............................................$10,000 JD 643 Cornhead..........................................................$5,500 JD 612C Cornhead ....................................................$84,000 Lexion C512-30 Cornhead ..........................................$38,000 NH 962 Cornhead ........................................................$1,400 IH 810 Platform ............................................................$1,500 Homemade 4 Wheel Head Transport ............................$1,000 Mauer M41 Head Transport..........................................$6,950 Maywest Movemaster Head Transport ........................$1,500 P & K 30' Head Transport ............................................$3,995

JD 7550, '08 ............................................................$235,000 JD 6850, '01, 2360 hrs ..............................................$92,000 JD 6810, '97 ..............................................................$62,500 JD 6910, '92, 3800 hrs ..............................................$56,000 JD 6810, '96, 4590 hrs ..............................................$59,500 JD 5400, 4740 hrs......................................................$13,000 NH FX60, '03, 1970 hrs............................................$115,000 NH FX58, '02, 1410 hrs............................................$108,000

BEANHEADS & CORNHEADS

Up to $8,010 cash back OR interest free financing up to 36 months on select used Case IH combines CIH 9120, '09 ....................................................................Call CIH 9120, '09, 785 hrs ............................................$289,000 CIH 8120T, '11, 215 hrs ..........................................$349,500 CIH 8120T, '11, 395 hrs ..........................................$354,500 CIH 8120, '11 ..........................................................$319,000 CIH 8120, '11, 210 hrs ............................................$309,000 CIH 8120, '11, 250 hrs ............................................$309,000 CIH 8120, '10 ..........................................................$272,000 CIH 8120, '10 ..........................................................$315,000 CIH 8120, '09 ....................................................................Call CIH 8120, '09, 1060 hrs ..........................................$265,000 CIH 8010, '07, 1100 hrs ..........................................$220,000 CIH 8010, '06, 1410 hrs ..........................................$194,500 CIH 8010, '04, 1605 hrs ..........................................$169,500 CIH 8010, '04, 2440 hrs ..........................................$159,000 CIH 7120, '10, 400 hrs ............................................$283,000 CIH 7120, '10 ....................................................................Call CIH 7120, '09, 825 hrs ............................................$259,900 CIH 7120, '09 ..........................................................$252,500 CIH 7088, '11, 585 hrs ......................................................Call CIH 7088, '11, 640 hrs ......................................................Call CIH 7088, '10, 470 hrs ............................................$245,000 CIH 7088, '10, 810 hrs ............................................$231,000 CIH 7088, '09, 845 hrs ............................................$225,500 CIH 7010, '08, 1235 hrs ..........................................$210,000 CIH 7010, '08, 860 hrs ............................................$215,500

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(2) CIH 2162, 35' Beanhead ....................$59,900 & $62,500 (2) CIH 2062, 36' Beanhead............................choice $49,500 (3) CIH 2020, 35' Beanhead ......................$30,950 - $37,500 (8) CIH 2020, 30' Beanhead ......................$21,500 - $33,500 (3) CIH 2020, 25' Beanhead ......................$24,900 - $26,750 (23) CIH 1020, 30' Beanhead......................Starting at $3,550 (19) CIH 1020, 25' Beanhead......................Starting at $7,000 (4) CIH 1020, 22.5' Beanhead........................$5,500 - $7,900 (4) CIH 1020, 20' Beanhead ........................$3,500 - $17,900 CIH 920 Beanhead ........................................................$3,500 (2) JD 930F, 30' Beanhead ......................$12,900 & $13,900 JD 920 Beanhead ........................................................$7,500 (2) JD 635F, 35' Beanhead ......................$32,000 & $39,500 Macdon 974, 35' Beanhead ........................................$48,500 Macdon 30' Beanhead ................................................$41,500 NH 960 Beanhead ........................................................$1,400 NH 74C, 30' Beanhead................................................$29,900 CIH 3412 Cornhead ....................................................$59,500 (2) CIH 2612 Cornhead..............................$79,000 - $83,500 CIH 2608 Cornhead ....................................................$59,500 (3) CIH 2606 Cornhead ............................$44,500 & $46,500 CIH 2212 Cornhead ....................................................$32,500 (9) CIH 2208 Cornhead..............................$26,500 - $35,500 (2) CIH 2206 Cornhead ............................$24,500 & $30,000 CIH 1222 Cornhead ....................................................$15,000 (13) CIH 1083 Cornhead ............................starting at $9,500 CIH 1000, 1R222 Cornhead........................................$15,750 CIH 10R22 Cornhead..................................................$15,500 CIH 9R22 Cornhead....................................................$15,000 IH 12R22 Cornhead ....................................................$15,500 IH 983, 9R22 Cornhead..............................................$11,500 IH 883 Cornhead ..........................................................$7,500 (3) IH 863 Cornhead ......................................$2,500 - $3,500 Cat 1622 Cornhead ....................................................$39,500 Cressoni 6R30 Cornhead............................................$21,500 Drago 18R22 Cornhead ............................................$135,000 (6) Drago 12R22 Cornhead........................$52,500 - $84,500 Drago 12R20 Cornhead ..............................................$84,500 Drago 10R30 Cornhead ..............................................$65,500 (3) Drago 10R22 Cornhead........................$39,500 - $65,500 (12) Drago 8R30 Cornhead........................$29,500 - $54,500 Drago 8R22 Cornhead ................................................$33,000

FALL TILLAGE CIH 870, 18' Subsoiler ..............................................$43,500 (4) CIH MRX690 Suboiler ..........................$20,900 - $28,500 (4) CIH 9300, 22.5' Subsoiler ....................$24,500 - $36,500 (2) CIH 9300, 9 Shank Subsoiler..............$36,000 & $36,500 (3) CIH 730B Subsoiler..............................$18,500 - $22,500 (2) CIH 730C, 17.5' Subsoiler ..................$39,500 & $43,500 (4) CIH 730C, 7 Shank Subsoiler ..............$34,900 - $41,500 CIH 730B, 7 Shank Subsoiler ....................................$22,500 DMI 9300, 22' Subsoiler ............................................$29,500 DMI 2500, 4 Shank Subsoiler ......................................$6,950 DMI 730B Subsoiler ..................................................$17,500 (3) DMI 730B, 17.5' Subsoiler ..................$16,500 - $21,500 (3) DMI 730B, 7 Shank Suboiler................$17,500 - $21,500 (2) DMI 730, 7 Shank Subsoiler ..............$12,500 & $16,900 DMI 530B, 12.5' Subsoiler ........................................$10,900 DMI CCII, 11.5' Subsoiler ............................................$7,750 (2) DMI Tiger II Subsoiler ............................$2,400 & $7,950 Bourgault 2200, 30' Subsoiler....................................$92,400 Brent CPC, 5 Shank Subsoiler ....................................$12,500 (12) JD 2700 Subsoiler..............................$21,500 - $38,000 JD 512, 22.5' Subsoiler..............................................$49,500 JD 512, 22' Subsoiler ................................................$43,500 (2) JD 512, 17.5' Subsoiler ......................$17,000 & $25,500 (3) JD 512, 9 Shank Subsoiler ..................$23,900 - $27,750 JD 510, 7 Shank Subsoiler ........................................$10,500 (2) Krause 4850, 18' Subsoiler ................$43,500 & $48,500 Landoll 2320, 5 Shank Subsoiler................................$15,950 M & W 2900 Subsoiler ..............................................$19,900 M & W 2500 Subsoiler ..............................................$32,500 M & W 2200 Subsoiler ..............................................$19,500 M & W 1875 Subsoiler ..............................................$15,500 M & W 1475 Subsoiler ................................................$6,900 M & W 1465, 7 Shank Subsoiler..................................$6,500 Sunflower 4412, 7 Shank Subsoiler ..........................$32,000 (6) Wilrich V957DDR Subsoiler ................$23,500 - $36,900 Wilrich 6600 Subsoiler ................................................$8,500 IH 4700, 30' Chisel Plow ..............................................$3,950 Wilrich 25' Chisel Plow ................................................$7,950 CIH 7500 MB Plow ......................................................$6,500 CIH 710 MB Plow ........................................................$1,500 CIH 700 MB Plow ........................................................$3,900 IH 315, 14' Combo Mulch ............................................$1,250 JD 726, 34' Combo Mulch..........................................$29,500 Sunflower 6432-36' Combo Mulch ............................$19,500 CIH 110, 50' Crumbler................................................$13,900 DMI 50' Crumbler ......................................................$10,500 DMI 40' Crumbler ......................................................$10,900 DMI 37.5' Crumbler....................................................$12,000 NH SG110, 45' Crumbler............................................$16,900 Riteway 4300, 42' Crumbler ......................................$29,300 Summers 54' Crumbler ..............................................$24,000 Summers 48.5' Crumbler ..........................................$13,500 (2) Tebben TR45 Crumbler ......................$26,200 & $26,800 Unverferth 1225, 33' Crumbler ..................................$15,900

FORAGE EQUIPMENT Gehl CB1275 PT Forg Harv........................................$16,500 Gehl CB1265 PT Forg Harv ..........................................$7,500 Gehl 1075 PT Forg Harv ............................................$14,500 Gehl CB1060 PT Forg Harv ..........................................$5,950 (2) NH FP240 Forg Harv ..........................$23,000 & $26,000 (5) Claas PU380HD Hayhead .................. $14,000 - $16,500 (3) Claas PU380 Pro Hayhead ..................$23,000 - $24,500 (9) Claas PU380 Hayhead ........................ $12,000 - $14,500 (2) Claas PU300 Hayhead ............................$5,500 & $9,500 (4) Gehl HA1210 7' Hayhead ...................... $1,250 - $1,850 Gehl HA1110, '95 Hayhead..............................................$950 Gehl 7' Hayhead ..........................................................$1,250 JD 640B Hayhead ......................................................$15,000 JD 630A Hayhead ........................................................$8,500 JD 630 Hayhead ..........................................................$8,500 JD 10' Hayhead ............................................................$4,900 (2) JD 7HP, 7' Hayhead ........................................choice $600 JD 5HP, 5.5' Hayhead ......................................................$850 NH 3500 Hayhead ........................................................$6,500 NH 355W Hayhead ......................................................$8,500 NH 340W Hayhead ......................................................$5,000 NH 29P Hayhead ..........................................................$3,500 (3) Claas Orbis 900 Cornhead................$110,000 - $111,000 (2) Claas Orbis 750 Cornhead ..................$76,000 & $79,000 (2) Claas Orbis 600 Cornhead ........................choice $65,000 (8) Claas RU600, 8R30 Cornhead..............$24,500 - $59,000 (2) Claas RU450XTRA Cornhead ..............$42,000 & $46,000 (9) Claas RU450 Cornhead ........................$28,000 - $48,000 (3) Gehl TR330 Cornhead ..............................$4,500 - $5,900 (2) JD 688 Cornhead ................................$28,000 & $51,500 JD 686 Cornhead........................................................$27,900 JD 676 Cornhead........................................................$52,000 JD 666, 6R30 Cornhead ............................................$12,500 Kemper 4500 Cornhead..............................................$29,500 Kemper 3000 Cornhead..............................................$22,000 NH 3PN Cornhead ........................................................$8,500 (2) NH R1600 Cornhead ..........................$39,500 & $42,500

HAY EQUIPMENT

CIH WDX901, '02, 475 hrs ........................................$50,000 CIH 8830, '96, 1430 hrs ............................................$17,900 IH 4000 ........................................................................$3,500 NH HW340, '98 ........................................................$32,900 CIH DC515, 15' Mow Cond ..........................................$9,500 CIH DHX181 Windrower Head....................................$20,000 NH 1441, 16' PT Windrower ......................................$24,400 (2) CIH 8360, 12' MowCond ........................$4,900 & $6,900 CIH 8312, 12' MowCond ............................................$11,500 CIH DCX161 MowCond ..............................................$20,500 (2) Claas 8550C MowCond ......................$36,500 & $42,500 Claas 8400RC MowCond ............................................$55,000 Hesston 1160, 14' MowCond ......................................$5,350 JD 1600, 14' MowCond................................................$6,995 JD 956 MowCond ......................................................$15,900 JD 945, 13' MowCond................................................$15,000 NH 1475 MowCond ......................................................$9,000 NH 116, 14' MowCond ................................................$6,500 New Idea 5212, 12' MowCond ..................................$10,500 Vermeer 1030, 13.5' MowCond..................................$19,500 Fransgard 240, 8' Disc Mower ....................................$4,200 Kuhn GMD55 Disc Mower ............................................$3,900 NH 455, 7' Rotary Mower ............................................$1,750 CIH FC60, 60" Rotary Mower ..........................................$550 Farm King 72" Rotary Mower ......................................$1,250 Farm King Y750R Rotary Mower ....................................$895 Landpride FDR2584 Rotary Mower ..............................$2,750 Woods RD7200D Rotary Mower ..................................$1,895 H & S TWN2-P Wind Merg ........................................$22,500 (3) Millerpro 14-16 Wind Merg................ $28,500 - $35,800 H5410, 9' Wind Merg ..........................................$17,900 SELF-PROP. FORAGE HARVESTERS NH NH 166 Wind Merg ......................................................$3,750 NH 144 Wind Merg ......................................................$2,000 Chase Groskreutz, East • (320) 248-3733 Victor 245 Wind Merg ................................................$34,800 Randy Olmscheid, West • (320) 583-6014 JD Rake ........................................................................$1,250 Claas 980, '10, 645 hrs............................................$335,000 Kuhn GA8521 Rake ....................................................$23,500 Claas 980, '10 ..........................................................$335,000 BALERS Claas 980, '09, 1135 hrs ..........................................$275,000 Claas 980, '08 ..........................................................$275,000 (2) CIH RBX562 Rnd Baler ....................$14,500 & $15,500 Claas 980, '08, 1495 hrs ..........................................$255,000 CIH 8460, 5x6 Rnd Baler..............................................$5,950 Claas 900, '07, 1935 hrs ..........................................$175,000 CIH 8480, 5x6 Rnd Baler..............................................$6,000 Claas 900, '03, 2275 hrs ..........................................$168,000 CIH 3650, 5x6 Rnd Baler..............................................$6,995 Claas 890, '08, 1780 hrs ..........................................$195,000 Claas 280RC Rnd Baler ..............................................$19,500 Claas 890, '02 ..........................................................$158,500 Hesston 530, 4x4 Rnd Baler ........................................$8,500 Claas 890, '02, 2555 hrs ..........................................$147,000 JD 567, 5x6 Rnd Baler ..............................................$22,500 Claas 870 GE, '06, 2590 hrs ....................................$184,500 JD 566, 5x6 Rnd Baler ..............................................$15,500 Claas 870, '03, 2790 hrs ..........................................$162,000 (2) NH BR780A Rnd Baler ........................$16,500 & $19,800 Claas 850, '07, 1955 hrs ..........................................$165,000 NH BR780 Rnd Baler ..................................................$17,900 Claas 830, '03 ..........................................................$115,000 New Idea 4865, 5x6 Rnd Baler ....................................$9,500 Claas 830, '02, 2195 hrs ..........................................$120,000 CIH 8575 Rec Baler ....................................................$32,750


WILLMAR, MN • 320-235-4898 Sales: • Bob Pfingston • Nate Scharmer • Brian Lingle

• Christy Hoff • Bob Lindahl • Tim Hansen • Jeff Ruprecht

Sales: • Dan Hoffman • Joe Mehr • Erik Mueller • Randy Olmscheid • Jamie Pelzer

ALDEN, MN • 507-874-3400

Sales: • Brad Wermedal • Tim Wiersma • Tim Engebretson BALERS - Continued

PLANTING & SEEDING - Continued

(2) CIH 8530 Rec Baler ..............................$7,500 & $10,400 Claas 255UNI Rec Baler..............................................$27,900 JD 100, 3x3 Rec Baler................................................$28,900 NH BB940A Rec Baler ................................................$67,500

(3) Great Plains 20' Drill ................................$4,500 - $5,500 JD 750NT, 15' Drill ....................................................$15,000 JD 520, 20' Drill ..........................................................$4,500 JD 455, 30' Drill ........................................................$21,900 CIH SDX40, 40' Seeder ............................................$129,500

SPRAYERS - SELF-PROPELLED Rudy Lusk • (507) 227-4119 CIH SPX4260, '99 ......................................................$85,000 CIH SPX4260, '98, 4270 hrs ......................................$79,900 Hagie STS-14, '10 ....................................................$218,000 JD 4920, '06, 1600 hrs ............................................$165,000 Miller 4275, '09, 660 hrs..........................................$210,000 Miller 4275, '08, 620 hrs..........................................$209,000 Miller 4275, '08, 995 hrs..........................................$205,000 Miller 2200HT, '05, 1140 hrs....................................$139,000 Miller 2200TSS, '04, 1575 hrs ................................$106,000

SPRAYERS - PULL-TYPE Blumhardt Trailmaster ..................................................$4,900 (2) Demco Conquest ................................$18,900 & $22,500 Hardi 500, 60' ..............................................................$8,500 Hardi Commander ......................................................$47,500 Redball 1200, 88' ......................................................$14,500 Redball 690, 120' ......................................................$29,500 Redball 690 ................................................................$39,500 Redball 690, 2000 Gal ................................................$32,900 Redball 690, 2000 Gal ................................................$26,500 Redball 670, 1200 Gal ................................................$22,900 Redball 565 ................................................................$15,500 Top Air NAV1100 ........................................................$22,500 Top Air 1100R60XF ....................................................$14,500

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SPRING TILLAGE (3) CIH TM 200, 60.5' Fld Cult ..................$67,500 - $69,500 (2) CIH TM 200, 50.5' Fld Cult ................$50,000 & $57,500 (2) CIH TM 200, 48.5' Fld Cult ................$41,250 & $41,500 CIH TMII, 38.5' Fld Cult..............................................$35,500 CIH TMII Fld Cult ........................................................$34,500 CIH 4900, 43.5' Fld Cult ..............................................$5,500 CIH 4300, 51.5' Fld Cult ............................................$11,500 CIH 4300, 48' Fld Cult ..................................................$7,900 CIH TMII, 50.5' Fld Cult..............................................$57,500 CIH TMII, 48.5' Fld Cult..............................................$39,500 CIH TMII, 36' Fld Cult ................................................$34,500 (2) CIH TMII, 32.5' Fld Cult ......................$26,900 & $28,500 DMI TMII, 46' Fld Cult ................................................$35,500 DMI TMII, 38.5' Fld Cult ............................................$30,000 DMI TMII, 36.5' Fld Cult ............................................$26,900 DMI TMII, 34.5' Fld Cult ............................................$16,200 DMI TMII, 29.5' Fld Cult ............................................$17,900 DMI TM, 32.5' Fld Cult ................................................$9,500 (2) DMI TM, 29.5' Fld Cult..........................$9,500 & $12,950 Flexcoil 820, 40' Fld Cult ............................................$11,500 JD 2210, 64.5' Fld Cult ..............................................$49,500 JD 2210, 50' Fld Cult..................................................$52,500 JD 2210, 44.5' Fld Cult ..............................................$36,500 JD 2210, 34' Fld Cult..................................................$35,000 JD 985, 48.5' Fld Cult ................................................$17,500 (2) JD 980, 44.5' Fld Cult ........................$17,500 & $17,950 (3) JD 980, 36.5' Fld Cult ..........................$14,500 - $19,800 JD 980, 29.5' Fld Cult ................................................$16,750 Wilrich QuadX, 55' Fld Cult ........................................$43,900 Wilrich 2500, 27.4' Fld Cult..........................................$2,995 CIH RMX340, '03 ......................................................$29,500 CIH 3950 Disk ............................................................$25,900 CIH 3900, 33' Disk ....................................................$17,900 CIH 330, 34' Disk ......................................................$58,900 IH 490, 28' Disk............................................................$6,800 Big G 3026, 28' Disk ....................................................$7,500 Sunflower 1434, 33' Disk ..........................................$29,900

MISCELLANEOUS Alloway 22CD, 22' Shredder ......................................$12,500 (3) Alloway 20' Shredder ............................$4,500 - $10,500 Balzer 5205M, 30' Shredder ........................................$8,900 Hiniker 5600, 15' Shredder ........................................$12,500 JD 520, 20' Shredder ................................................$18,500 JD 220, 20' Shredder ................................................$11,500 Loftness 264, 22' Shredder ........................................$15,900 (2) Loftness 240, 20' Shredder ................$13,500 & $20,500 Loftness 20' Shredder ..................................................$8,500 Rhino RC15, 15' Shredder..........................................$13,000 Wilrich 22' Shredder ..................................................$12,900 (2) Woods S20CD Shredder ....................$15,900 & $16,750 (2) Woods 22' Shredder ............................$5,500 & $10,500 Woods 20' Shredder ..................................................$12,500 Woods 15' Shredder ..................................................$12,500 Dump Chief 504CF, 12' Forage Box ..............................$7,500 Alcart 1520 Forage Box ..............................................$44,000 Millerpro 9015 Forage Box ........................................$42,000 (8) CIH 600 Forage Blower ............................$2,850 - $5,500 Gehl 1580 Forage Blower ............................................$1,250 Ag Bag G6009 Forage Bagger ....................................$19,750 Ag Bag G6000, 9' Forage Bagger ..............................$13,500 Meyer 5570, 570bu Manure Spreader........................$10,500 CIH 1360 Grinder Mixer..............................................$11,900 Feterl 8x60 Auger ........................................................$3,000 Feterl 8x55 Auger ............................................................$750 GSI 10x31E Auger ........................................................$3,800 Hutch 8x72 Auger ........................................................$1,850 Degelman 6600, 16' Blade..........................................$15,500 Kubota V4208A Blade ..................................................$2,100 CIH LX192 Loader ........................................................$9,500 Farmhand F235 Loader ................................................$3,500 GB 800 Loader ............................................................$1,500 Kubota LA514 Loader ..................................................$3,200 Lindsay Bale Transport ................................................$1,000 Demco 365 Grav Box....................................................$4,150 EZ Flow 300 bu Grav Box ............................................$2,950 Farm King 200 bu Grav Box ........................................$2,500 Huskee 225, 250 bu Grav Box......................................$2,300 J & M 350 Grav Box ....................................................$3,500 Killbros 350 Grav Box ..................................................$1,200 Kuker Grav Box................................................................$950 Minnesota 350BA Grav Box..........................................$2,650 Brent 1194 Grain Cart ................................................$41,500 Brent 1080 Grain Cart ................................................$30,500 Brent 876, 800 bu Grain Cart ....................................$26,500 Brent 672, 650 bu Grain Cart ....................................$15,500 Brent 572, 550 bu Grain Cart ....................................$12,500 Brent 472 Grain Cart ..................................................$10,500 Brent 470 Grain Cart ....................................................$8,800 J & M 1326-22 Grain Cart ..........................................$50,900

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CIH 1260, 36R22......................................................$185,000 (3) CIH 1250, 24R30..............................$113,900 - $130,000 CIH 1240, 24R22......................................................$113,000 CIH 1240, 24R20........................................................$79,000 CIH 1240, 12R30........................................................$89,900 CIH 1200, 32R22........................................................$77,500 (3) CIH 1200, 24R22................................ $42,500 - $66,900 CIH 1200, 16R31........................................................$79,900 CIH 1200, 16R30........................................................$60,000 (2) CIH 1200, 12R30 ................................$29,900 & $48,500 CIH 1200, 12R23........................................................$65,300 CIH 955, 16R20..........................................................$26,500 CIH 955, 6R30............................................................$11,500 CIH 900, 16R30..........................................................$12,500 (2) CIH 900, 12R30 ..........................................choice $6,500 CIH 800, 8R30..............................................................$1,950 IH 800, 16R30 ..............................................................$8,950 Friesen 2400RT ..........................................................$15,500 JD 7300 ......................................................................$13,500 JD 1770, 24R30 ........................................................$42,500 (2) JD 1770, 16R30..................................$63,500 & $75,000 JD 1770, 16R30 ........................................................$46,300 JD 1760, 12R30 ........................................................$46,500 Kinze 3700, 36R20 ....................................................$62,500 White 8524, 24R30 ..................................................$117,500 White 6100, 24R22 ....................................................$24,500 CIH 5500MT ..............................................................$18,000 (2) CIH 5400MT, 20' Drill ............................$7,500 & $9,500 IH 5100 Drill ................................................................$4,500 (2) IH 510 Drill ............................................$1,500 & $2,600 Crustbust 3400, 30' Drill ..............................................$5,950

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S D E I F I S S A CL Norwood Young America 952-467-2181 A family business since 1946 with the Lanos: Jack, Paul, Bob and Andy White 6700, 12x30, 3 pt., lift assist ......$13,500 USED TRACTORS ‘02 Versatile 2360, 3150 hrs. ................$91,500 ‘90 White 5100, 8x36, dry fert., vertical ‘08 NH T-7050, MFD, 750 hrs. ..............$98,100 fold ......................................................$5,950 ‘07 NH T-6050, MFD, cab, 1200 hrs. ....$48,500 Great Plains, 12x30 twin row, liq. fert. ..$69,500 ‘92 NH 7740SL, cab, loader, 5100 hrs. ..$22,000 JD 7000, 4x38, dry fert ..........................$2,950 ‘04 NH TL-90A, MFD, loader, 3200 hrs. $27,500 Sunflower 20’ drill, pull cart, 10” spacing, ‘06 NH TC-45DA, MFD, 350 hrs.............$19,500 press wheels........................................$7,950 ‘67 AC 190, gas, 3 pt. ............................$5,750 ‘90 CIH 5100, 12’ drill, 6” spacings, grass ‘72 AC 180, dsl. ......................................$7,750 seeder..................................................$5,000 ‘78 AC 5040, 4500 hrs. ..........................$4,950 USED HAY EQUIPMENT ‘77 IH 1086, recent eng. OH ..................$13,900 ‘88 Hesston 8200, high contact rolls ....$20,750 ‘76 IH 1066, Factory cab, 5700 hrs. ......$10,000 ‘99 CIH DC-515, 15’ discbine ................$12,500 ‘99 Cub Cadet 7205, MFD, 60” mower deck, ‘07 NH 1441, 15’ discbine ....................$22,600 843 hrs. ..............................................$7,500 ‘98 JD 1600A, 14’ MoCo ........................$7,500 ‘84 CDS 706D forklift, 6000 lb. rating, ‘77 Gehl 880, 9’ haybine ............................$850 30’ mask..............................................$8,500 ‘84 Versatile 4814, 14’ haybine for 276/9030 ............................................$3,500 USED COMBINES ‘90 Gleaner R-60, only 990 hrs. ............$35,000 ‘97 JD 100, large square baler..............$17,900 ‘80 NH TR-75, 4x30 cornhead ................$7,250 ‘08 NH BR-7080 round baler, netwrap & ‘08 Gleaner 8200, 30’ flex header ........$26,500 twine..................................................$21,900 ‘07 NH BR-780A round baler ................$20,000 ‘05 NH BR-780 round baler ..................$16,500 USED TILLAGE ‘03 NH BR-780 round baler, netwrap ....$20,900 ‘09 Wilrich XL2, 60’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket ................................................$58,500 ‘06 NH BR-750A round baler, netwrap ..$17,500 ‘97 NH 664 round baler, netwrap ............$9,850 ‘06 Wilrich Quad X, 50’, 5 bar spike harrow ..........................................................$34,500 ‘96 NH 664 round baler, auto wrap..........$9,250 ‘95 NH 660 round baler, netwrap & twine$6,950 ‘07 Wilrich Quad X, 47’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket..................................$39,900 ‘97 NH 654 round baler, auto wrap ........$9,250 ‘79 NH 846 round baler ..........................$2,250 ‘09 Wilrich Quad X, 37’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket..................................$41,250 ‘04 Gehl 2850 round baler, twine ..........$10,500 Wilrich 2800, 28’, 4 bar harrow ..............$6,500 ‘78 NH 315 square baler w/75 kicker......$3,950 ‘78 NH 310 square baler w/70 thrower ..$2,950 ‘09 JD 2210, 44.5’, 4 bar harrow, floating hitch ..................................................$36,500 ‘75 NH 276, chute & rear hitch................$1,350 NH 1283 self-prop. square baler ............$3,500 ‘01 JD 2200, 36.5’, 3 bar harrow, floating hitch ..................................................$20,500 ‘09 NH FP-240, 29P hayhead, chopped JD 985, 49’, 3 bar harrow ....................$21,000 hay only ............................................$38,900 ‘92 JD 960, 32.5’, 3 bar harrow ..............$7,950 ‘02 NH FP-230, 27P hayhead, 3x30 cornhead, Glencoe FC3500, 40’ harrow ..................$7,000 Crop Pro ............................................$28,500 ‘03 JD 200, 42’ crumbler ......................$10,500 NH 782 chopper, 2 row cornhead, hayhead ‘07 Wilrich 957, 7-shank ripper, harrow $26,500 ............................................................$3,100 CIH 530B, 5-shank disc ripper ..............$21,500 NH 30 forage blower ..................................$500 ‘03 DMI 730B,7-shank disc ripper ........$19,900 JD 65 forage blower ..................................$350 Wilrich chisel, 17-shanks ........................$2,650 ‘09 H&S X13 rake....................................$8,900 Glencoe chisel plow, 11-shanks ..............$1,500

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White 8524, 24 row, 30” spacings, liq. fert. ..........................................................$63,500 ‘10 White 8524, 24x20, liq. fert., central fill ..........................................................$99,900 ‘96 White 6100, 12x30, Flexi Coil 1740 air cart ..............................................$35,500

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‘05 NH 195 spreader ..............................$9,950 ‘04 H&S 270 spreader ............................$7,250 ‘05 NH 3110 spreader ............................$4,750 ‘97 H&S 1802 spreader ..........................$5,500 ‘11 Meyers 190A spreader ......................$6,750

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Cross bred calves. Born in For Sale: 2 spotted Draft Compart's total program features superior boars & pony Horses. Half draft April. Perfect for show open gilts documented by riding Horses. Black team ring. Call (920)623-4582 BLUP technology. Duroc, of 6 year old Mares well York, Landrace & F1 lines. broke. (715)758-6851 FOR SALE: Reg. Black AnTerminal boars offer leangus bulls w/ great growth & ness, muscle, growth. Madisposition, breeding out of Haflinger (2) 3 year old reg. Haflinger Mares, 90% sisternal gilts & boars are Schiefelbein Genetics., ters, matched pair. $1500 productive, lean, durable. 320-597-2747 each obo. All are stress free & PRRS Call (815)248-9153 free. Semen also available FOR SALE: Registered through Elite Genes A.I. Shorthorn bred heifers, Make 'em Grow! Comparts 060 very fancy registered Short Sheep Boar Store, INC. Toll Free: horn heifer calf, 2 Short877-441-2627 horn steer calves. Used Du- 20 Cae-free Doelings; 6 mo. old; Alpine-Saanan cross. al ldr. 320-894-6271 FOR SALE: Yorkshire & Good Stock! $150 ea. Duroc Boars, excellent S3918 Chicken Hollow FOR SALE: Shorthorn quality and health. Free Hillsboro, WI 54634 breeding cattle, Bulls & Delivery. Keith Thurston, heifers. 320-510-1123 Madelia, MN 507-642-8547 40 organic dairy goats from herd of 243 that peaked at Purebred Hampshire Boars, HOLSTEIN STEERS 10 3/4 # average with 30 delivery avail. Ron War120 at 360 lbs, 185 at 455 lbs. does already culled. $250 rick, Gowrie, IA 515-352Vaccinated & de-horned. each. (507)875-2736. 3749 Raised from calves. You can pick up or I can deliv- FOR SALE: 56 big cross Pets & Supplies 070 er. Jeff Twardowski 320bred ewes, due January 732-6259 Evenings 20th, complete dispersal. AKC Collie Pups. 2 Females, 507-877-2175 $250 each. 715-949-1328 HOLSTEIN STEERS Sheep & Goat Sale 120 at 360 lbs, 185 at 455 lbs. Sat., 12/3, 12:00 noon Livestock Equip 075 Vaccinated & de-horned. Horst Stables, Thorp Raised from calves. You Barn roofing hip or round can pick up or I can deliv- 70 Romanov ewes. 45 Bred roof barns & other buildWhiteface ewes. 20 Suffolk er. Jeff Twardowski 320ings. Also barn & quanset x Hamp ewes. 70 732-6259 Evenings straightening. Feeder lambs. 45 hair lambs. Kelling Silo 1-800-355-2598 5 Breedine rams. 50 kid Registered Texas Longhorn goats. 15 Boer nannys. breeding stock, cows, Contact Us for your Free Purebred boer buck. Many, heifers or roping stock, top span high tunnel animal many more. 5-600 head exblood lines. 507-235-3467 housing covers & freestall pected. side curtains. WANT TO BUY: Butcher 715-559-8232 or 417-741-2734 Bloomingdale Tarp & Upholcows, bulls, fats & walkable stery, S2106 Eagle View Ln, 065 cripples; also horses, Swine Westby, WI 54667. sheep & goats. 320-235-2664 BOARS-BRED GILTS, Large For Sale: 175 very good White, YxD, HxD, outdoor WANTED: Farmer looking cond. cow mattresses. Concondition. 712-297-7644 Marfor bred beef cows or sists of top cover, Pasture vin Wuebker cow/calf pairs. 612-390-3667 mat & a 2" foam pad. (715)495-1984

USED EQUIPMENT FROM A NAME YOU CAN TRUST! ‘05 T-250, glass cab & heater, 1875 hrs., tracks good ......................$29,500 ‘06 T-140, 450 hrs. $22,000 ‘07 S-330, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 4000 hrs. ..$29,500 ‘98 863, glass cab & heater, 3100 hrs. ..............$13,900 ‘09 S-205, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 3000 hrs. ..$24,500 ‘06 S-175, glass cab & heater, 4100 hrs.....$14,950 ‘05 S-130, glass cab & heater, 2075 hrs.....$15,900 ‘91 753, glass cab & heater, 2200 hrs. ..............$10,500

‘91 642B, glass cab & heater, 3100 hrs.......$7,250 ‘00 NH LS-180, glass cab & heater, 600 hrs.......$25,500 ‘08 NH L-170, 2950 hrs. ..............................$15,900 ‘78 NH L-425 ............$4,950 OMC 330 ..................$3,950 ‘08 JD 328, glass cab & heater, 2-spd., 3500 hrs. ..............................$21,750 ‘06 JD 320, glass cab & heater, 3100 hrs.....$14,900 ‘95 JD 7775, glass cab & heater, 2800 hrs.....$11,500 Gehl 3510..................$4,500

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FOR SALE: 3 - 36' S. I. PortaFeeders, 2 have silage sides, in very good condition. Lake Benton. 507-368-9291 FOR SALE: 3200 gal. Balzer manure tank w/injectors, very good cond., 21.5L16.1 tires; 120 Lorenz grindermixer. 320-522-1637 For Sale: NH 355 grinder/ mixer. Good cond. 715-495-0757 WANTED TO BUY! USED BULK MILK COOLER ALL SIZES. 920-867-3048 Industrial & Const.

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M&W 1475 Earthmaster, new blades & bearings, can be either 5 or 7 shank, nice, $14,500. 507-383-0114 Trucks & Trailers

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'00 Int'l 9200i, Detroit 10 spd, 880,000 miles, $17,850 OBO, must sell! (320)221-3574 42' Steel hopper trailer, ag hoppers, good tarp, repainted, $13,750. 515-408-3122 FOR SALE: '00 Jet Ag hopper trailer, 42' steel, DOT'd, good cond., $12,000. 507-964-5625 FOR SALE: '11 Timpte hopper bottom grain trailer, Air Ride susp, 42'x96”x78”. Alum whls, stainless front corners & stainless rear, 2 rows of 9 lights, vibrator on hoppers, trailer basically new, $34,900. 715-797-9510


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12'x18' walk in cooler w/ compressor. $600. Starcraft 14' fishing boat for (651)345-4064 sale. 1959 10hp Evinrude motor (minimally used) w/ Sno Bird R-1612 boat trailer. Has 3 new trailer tires, GENERATORS: 15kWcanvas cover, 2 anchors, 500kW PTO & automatic swivel seats, remote fuel gen sets, new & used. Low tank, ball for 1 7/8” hitch & time hospital take-outs. eng service manual. Near Standby Power-Windom Wautoma, WI. $990. Call Serving farmers since 1975 920-765-1289 800-419-9806 9-5 Mon-Sat Miscellaneous

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LARSON SALVAGE Good selection of tractor parts - New & Used All kinds of hay equipment, haybines, balers, choppers parted out. New combine belts for all makes. Swather canvases, round baler belting, used & new tires. 6 miles East of

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USED AUGERS

14,750 GALLON LP TANK We carry a full line of Behlen & Delux dryer parts; Mayrath and Hutch augers parts. Large inventory of welda sprockets, hubs, bearings, chain & pulleys. See us for your Fall Farm needs

1409 Silver Street E. Mapleton, MN 56065 507-524-3726 massopelectric.com

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USED TRACTORS

‘10 LX 575R Track Combine

$299,500

PLANTERS NEW White planters ................................................CALL White 8106, 6-30 w/DF & cross auger, Like New ..CALL White 6122, 12-30 w/liquid, Nice ............................CALL Hiniker 30’ seeder ................................................$19,500 ‘92 JD 455, 30’ ....................................................$14,000

TILLAGE ‘03 NH ST740, 7-shank ........................................$18,500 M&W 9-shank, 24” w/leveler ..............................$14,500 Wilrich 3400, 45’, 4-bar harrow ..............................CALL ‘02 DMI Tigermate II, 44.5’ w/bskt ..........................CALL

SKIDSTEERS NEW NH skidsteers on hand ..................................CALL

HAY TOOLS New Hesston & NH Hay Tools On Hand Hesston 1150, 12’ ..................................................$1,800

MISCELLANEOUS NEW Salford RT units ..............................................CALL NEW Westfield augers ..................................AVAILABLE NEW Rem 2700 vac ................................................CALL NEW Century HD1000, 60’ sprayers ......................CALL NEW Riteway rollers ................................................CALL NEW Lorenz snowblowers ......................................CALL NEW Batco conveyors ............................................CALL NEW Brent wagons & grain carts ..........................CALL NEW E-Z Trail seed wagons....................................CALL NEW rock buckets & pallet forks .......................... CALL NEW Hardi sprayers ................................................CALL REM 2700, Rental ....................................................CALL Willmar 765 HT sprayer w/80’ boom ..................$31,000 Unverferth 8000 grain cart ..................................$19,000 Kinze 1050 w/duals..............................................$48,500 (DMI Parts Available)

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403/332 hrs., HP feederhouse, variable speed feederhouse, rotor cover for corn, 3D sieve, chaff spreader, chopper, tailings monitor, M HD unload auger 28.2’, RWA, 28LR26 steering tires, Cebis Ag Leader Compl. Kit, 75 eng. hrs. of Syscare starting, at 403 ending B8449

NEW Versatile 250, FWA..........................................CALL NEW Versatile 305, FWA..........................................CALL Versatile 256, bi-directional ................................$26,500 ‘98 NH 8870, FWA ................................................$65,000 NEW Massey HD2680, FWA, w/cab ......................CALL White 2-105 ..............................................................CALL ‘08 NH TD80, FWA ..............................................$32,500 Massey Ferguson 33..............................................$1,900 Ford TW20, FWA ..................................................$23,500 ‘60 IH 560, WF........................................................$5,200 IH 460......................................................................$3,960 IH 706 w/cab & loader ..........................................$7,500 MM 302 w/loader ..................................................$4,500 Oliver 1850 w/loader ..............................................$7,250 JD 4010 gas, w/cab ..............................................$7,500

COMBINES ‘94 Gleaner R72 w/new engine ..............................CALL ‘00 Gleaner R72 w/CDF ..........................................CALL ‘03 Gleaner R65 ..........................................................Call Gleaner R60..........................................................$29,500 ‘08 Fantini 12-30 chopping cornhead ................$68,000 NEW Fantini chopping cornhead ............................CALL

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‘06 JD 8430T, 25” tracks, narrow stance, wgts., 4995 hrs. ..................................$109,000 ‘07 NH TG245, MFWD, Super Steer, 380/90R54 duals, 320/80R42 front duals, 2000 hrs. ............................................................$102,500 ‘08 JCB 940 rough terrain forklift, 4WD, 8000 lb. lift, 2750 hrs.............................$34,000 ‘70 JD 4020, LP gas, synchro, wide front, new 18.4x34 tires, no cab........................$9,800 ‘70 JD 4520, PS, factory cab, new 24.5x32 tires, no 3 pt...........................................$10,900 ‘07 JD 843 loader, 8000 Series, non ILS mounts ..................................................$10,750 ‘08 CH 2020, 35’ flexible platform..........$21,500 ‘08 Harvestec 4308C, 8x30 chopping cornhead, JD single point mounts ........$28,500 ‘05 NH TC33DA compact tractor, hydro, MFWD, 14LA loader, R-4 tires, 1000 hrs $11,250 ‘05 NH TC35DA compact tractor, hydro, MFWD, 14LA loader, R-4 tires, 1526 hrs $12,900

USED DRYERS

(2) 380 BEHLEN, 1 Ph., 12”X71’ MAYRATH LP SWINGAWAY 700 BEHLEN, 3 Ph., 10”X61’ MAYRATH DOUBLE BURNER SWINGAWAY HOPPER TANKS 10”X71’ MAYRATH SWINGAWAY BEHLEN 1600 BUSHEL 8”X57’ KEWANEE PTO BEHLEN 2800 BUSHEL

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FOR SALE: '99 Freightliner tri-ax truck w/ 21' box, hoist, tarp, exc cond; '74 20 Bu. wood apple produce boxes, banded. Stackable. Ford L800 tandem, 19' box, $60/ea; 1 Bu. boxes, $1/ea. hoist, tarp, good cond. 507(651)345-4064 869-3672


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Versatile 946, 20.8x42 duals, diff. lock, 5960 hrs., rock box ..$54,000

White 5100, 8R30, VF ....................$5,500 IH 800, 8R30 ..................................$3,250 NH TJ325, PTO, 380/54 duals ....$102,500 Conveyall BTS 290 ......................$13,500 CIH 7140, 2WD, duals, 18.4R42’s, Brillion SS12 ....................................CALL Decent........................................$29,500 Brillion SST144-01............................CALL Ford TW35, FWA, Sual Series II ..$18,500 COMBINE HEADS White 2-60, FWA, loader ................$7,950 Oliver 1655, wide front ..................$5,500 Harvestec Gen. III, 8R30 ............$29,000 NH TG215, 18.4R46, S.S., wgts., Harvestec Gen. III, 8R30 ............$26,500 3662 hrs. ..................................$89,500 Harvestec Gen. IV, 8R22..............$42,500 NH TM135, 2WD, loader, 4000 hrs. JD 43 Series Units, 12R22 ..........$22,500 ..................................................$43,000 CIH 1083, shedded ......................$10,500 NH TJ380, 800/R38, 1750 hrs. ..$152,000 ‘98 CIH 1083 ................................$13,900 Case 335, 300 hrs., PTO, ‘99 CIH 1083, plastic snouts ........$15,900 18.4R46 duals ........................$185,000 CIH 1083, Clean............................$10,500 JD 4020, LP, powershift ................$6,950 CIH 963, 6R30, recent work ....COMING IN NH TV140, loader ....................COMING IN IH 963, 6R30 ....................................CALL Ford 4610, open station ................$8,500 JD 12R22, tin, Clean ......................$8,950 IH 1086, duals, 5611 hrs. ............$12,500 JD 893, 8R30, STD, deck ........COMING IN NH TV145, 1615 hrs.....................$84,900 JD 643, 6R30 ................................$5,500 NH TC34DA ..................................$16,500 JD 843, knife rolls ........................$10,000 NH TC330, S.S., Clean..................$13,250 JD 843, Decent ............................$14,500 NH TV140, loader ....................COMING IN JD 43 Series, 12R22................COMING IN ‘07 NH TG215, SS, 18.4R46 ........$89,500 MF 864, 36” ..................................$3,000 JD 6400, loader ............................$37,500 ‘04 MF 8R30 hugger head ......COMING IN Case 7140, 2WD, DUALS ............$29,500 Cressoni 2005, 6R30 ..................$22,700 IH 706, NF, w/loader ......................$4,750 AUGERS CIH 7110, 2WD, 14.9R46, 6475 hrs. ..................................................$37,250 Westfield MK 10x71 GLP ..............$8,250 Ford 8730, FWA, 7970 ................$29,500 Westfield MK 10x71 GLP ..............$7,750 Ford 8000, open station ....................CALL Westfield MK 13x71 GLP ............$11,950 Case 2090 ........................................CALL Westfield MK 13x71 GLP, w/hyd swing ..................................................$11,500 GRAVITY BOXES/GRAIN CARTS Westfield MK 13x71 GLP ............$11,250 Parker 500, corner auger ..............$9,500 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP ............$11,750 J&M 350, repainted ........................$4,750 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP ............$11,500 J&M 385, roll tarp ..........................$5,900 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP ............$10,900 Kilbros 1600 ................................$17,500 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP ..............$9,950 Kilbros 385 ....................................$4,150 Westfield MK 10x61 ......................$7,500 Parker 4500, scale ........................$9,500 Westfield MK 10x61, GLP ..............$5,750 EZ-Flow 500, 23.1-26 ....................$8,950 Many Other Used Straight & 600 Bu. Box, New, w/used gear ..$10,500 Swing Hoppers On Hand - CALL

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PLANTERS White 8516, CF, liquid fert. ..........$87,500 White 8524, 22”, CF, hyd. drive ............................................COMING IN White 8222, LF, 1000 acres ....COMING IN White 6180, LF, 16R30 ................$27,900 White 6100, LF, 12R30, floating row cleaners ....................................$20,500 White 6100, LF, 12R30 ................$15,500 White 6100, 12R30 ..........................CALL JD 7300, 12R30, vacuum ............$11,900

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SKIDSTEERS NH LS180, cab, 2-spd. ......................CALL NH L150, heater ................................CALL NH LS160 ....................................$14,900 NH LX885 ....................................$17,500 JD 6675, 2600 hrs. ......................$13,000

SPRAYERS Hardi Commander 1500, 132’, dualsCALL Hardi Navigator 1100, 90’, flush & rinse ..............................$27,500

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Hardi Navigator 1000, 60’, controller ..................................................$14,500 Hardi Navigator 1000, 60’ ..........$13,500 Hardi 6600, 120’, steering duals ..$68,500 Hardi HC950, 90’..........................$13,500 Hardi TR1000, 60’, T/A, clean ........$6,500 Hardi TR1000, 60’, chemical inductor ....................................................$7,750 Hardi TR500, 42’, S/A ....................$2,750 Century 1000, 60’, chemical inductor ....................................................$9,950 Century 1000, 60’, X-fold hydraulic$8,950 Century 750, 60’, FM......................$7,500 Century 750, 60’, T/A, hyd. fold, Clean ..............................................CALL Century 500, 40’, man. fold............$3,250 Red Ball 665 1000 gal., 60’ X-fold ..................................................$14,900 Bestway 750, 60’, Raven 440 ........$4,500 Demco 600, 45’, hi-lo T/A ..............$3,900 Ag-Chem 502, 42’, S/A, clean ........$3,250 Many More In 1000-1500 gal. ..........CALL

DISK RIPPERS & CHISELS (2) Krause 4850-18, all parabolics, 10’..............................................$44,500 Krause Dominator, 21’ rolling basket ..................................................$57,500 JD 512, 5-shank ..........................$17,500 DMI 730B, lead shanks, gates, harrow, Clean..........................................$25,500 DMI 730, standard shanks............$14,000 Kent 9-shank, S/A, newer blades ....$2,750 DMI Coulter Champ II ....................$2,995 Krause 4850-18, 200 acres ..........$52,000 Krause 4850-15, Clean Mach. ......$38,800 Case 730B, lead shanks, new leveler ..................................................$27,500

SPREADERS New Knigit PS160 ............................CALL Demo Meyers VB560 ........................CALL NI 3743, upper beater ......................CALL Knight 8124, truck tires ....................CALL Knight 8014 ....................................$9,900 NH 308 ..............................................CALL NH 185, T/A, endgate ....................$7,950 ‘04 Knight 1230, 30 loads ............$11,950 Knight 1230, hyd. endgate ............$9,500 Gehl 1410, truck tires ....................$8,200 NI 3732, uppper beater ..................$6,250 NI 3739 ..........................................$7,250

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NH TJ325, 380” duals, PTO ..CALL

Apache 1010, 1000 gal., 60’/90’ boom, Ultraglide boom, New Demo ........................................$151,000

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TILLAGE ‘04 930B, 9-shank DMI 730B (Blue) DMI 730B (Red) JD 980, 44.5’ field cult. Wilrich 4015 field cult.

HARVEST ‘97 2166 ‘07 2577 ‘08 7010, 239 sep. hrs. 1020, 20 & 25 platforms IH 983, 8-30 CH

Geringhoff 8-30 chopping head JD 893 8-30 chopping head ‘99 1083, 8-30 2208, 8-30

MISCELLANEOUS J&M 750 cart w/scale 240B, 8-30 shredder Demco 800 grain cart

SPRING EQUIPMENT JD 1770, MT 1630 CIH 1200, 16R Pivot CIH 1250, 24R JD 7200, 12-30 Kinze 3200, 12R

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4WD & TRACK TRACTORS

OUR LAND IS YOUR LAND

‘11 CIH 435, 375 hrs., PS, PTO, big pump, diff lock, 710x42 tires & duals, Warranty until March 2013 ..........................$209,000 ‘10 JD 9430, 675 hrs, PS, wgt. pkg., 710x42” tires & duals ..................$216,000 ‘09 JD 9330, 650 hrs, 240 spd, wgt. pkg., 4 hyd, 710x38” tires & duals ........$178,000 JD 8770, 12 spd. syncro, 5211 hrs., 20.8x38, radial tires & duals 85%, 4 hyd...............................................$62,500 ‘97 JD 9300, 24 spd., 5568 hrs., 20.8x42 duals ..............................................$78,000

ROW CROP TRACTORS

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‘95 Stoughton, 48’ Winch Rail HOPPERS w/Winch, Sliding Tandem ..$7,500 ‘87 Cornhusker, 42’, 20” hopper height, new brakes/tarp, 80% END DUMPS tires ................................$14,750 ‘05 Spek Tek, 28’, Silage End Gate ‘90 Timpte, Elec. Tarp ........$17,500 ......................................$25,500 ‘92 Wilson, 41’ AL, Bottom, DROP-DECKS Catwalks & Ladders, SHUR-LOK Engineered Beavertail for Roll Tarp ..........................$16,500 Drop Deck..........Installed $5,500 BELTED TRAILERS ....................Unassembled $3,500 ‘97 Trinity, 42’, 36” Belt, Tarp ‘01 GD, 48/102, AR, Spread Axle w/Wet Kit ........................$24,500 ........................................$18,500 ‘01 Inco/Wilson, AL 42F, 36” Belt, ‘95 Talbert, 48/102, AR, Spread AR ....................................$24,500 Axle..................................$17,000

DAY CAB TRUCKS

VAN TRAILERS

‘93 Kenworth T800, 3406 10 Spd, Good Selection of ‘95-’01, 48/102New Tires ........................$14,500 53/102 ..................$3,500-$8,250 ‘90 Int’l 9400, 196” WB, AR ‘99 GD AI Reefer, 36’ Side Door, ........................................$10,500 Tandem Axle ......................$5,500 ‘95 GD AI Reefer, 48/102, Clean FLATBEDS ..........................................$4,750 ‘00 MANAC 45/96 Spread Axle, AR, Pintle Hitch, Sandblasted, MISCELLANEOUS New Paint ..........................$8,500 ‘05 Chevy Impala, 100,000 miles, (2) ‘97 Wilson 48/102, AL Combo, Red ....................................$7,500 Closed Tandem Slider..Ea. $7,750 ‘04 Olds Extended Van, 3.5L, (3) Fruehauf 45/96, Closed Tandem Quad Seats, 106,000 mi., new ....................................Ea. $5,500 tires, brakes & front whl. ‘89 Hot Shot, 48/96, Spread Axle, bearings ............................$6,750 New Paint ..........................$4,750 AR/SR Axles & Suspensions Custom Haysides For Trailers Standard............................$1,250 ....................$1,000 Air Ride/Axle, NEW Tip-In Tip-Out ............$1,850 ..................$500 Spring Ride/Axle 2’-6’ Extensions on back 1/4” Plastic Liner, (any trailer) ..........................$300 10’ Wide ............................$30/Ft. ‘97 Transcraft, 48/102 Combo, New 5th Wheel, Closed Tandem Slider ................................$9,250

• All Trailers DOTable •

COMBINE HEADS ‘06 & 07 JD 635 flex heads, nice ....................................$24,000 & $25,000 JD 693, 6R30” cornhead ..................$12,500

LOADER TRACTORS

‘10 JD 7530 Premium, MFWD, 865 hrs., Deluxe cab, IVT trans., 3 hyd., 540/1000 PTO, 18.4x42 rear tires, JD 746 loader w/grapple, elec. joystick ..............$127,000 ‘94 JD 7700, MFWD, cab, 9225 hrs., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 740 loader, 18.4x42 tires & duals ..........................................$46,000 COMBINES ‘89 JD 4755, 2WD, cab, 3 pt., PS, 3 hyd., ‘05 JD 9660, 1147 sep. hrs., 1633 eng. hrs., 1000 PTO w/Westendorf TA46 loader hi-cap unload, Contour Master, 20.8x38 w/8’ quick tach bucket & joystick, loader duals, touchset, chopper ..............$125,000 Like New ........................................$39,000 ‘06 JD 8010, 1325 eng./1050 sep. hrs., GRAIN CARTS 20.8x42 duals, tracker, chopper, rock trap, ‘07 Parker 938, 1000 bu. cart, scale auto header, Sharp! ......................$145,000 & tarp..............................................$26,500 ‘07 JD 9660,1738 eng./1230 sep. hrs., Contour Master, Premium cab, Deluxe

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‘08 Cat 965B, 800 hrs ....................$199,500 ‘08 Cat 835B, 2000 hrs., 3 pt. PTO $215,000 ‘04 Cat 855, 3000 hrs. ....................$185,000 ‘07 JD 9860STS, 800 hrs., loaded w/all options....................................$175,000 ‘01 Cat 95E, 3800 hrs., new tracks $115,000 ‘07 Cat MT755B, 2100 hrs. ............$150,000 ‘07 CIH MX305, 200 hrs. on new motor, warranty ..........................................$112,500 ‘07 CIH MX275, 1750 hrs., loaded w/all options....................................$137,500 ‘08 Lexion 595, 650 hrs. ................$265,000 ‘08 Krause Dominator, 18’ ..............$38,000 ‘04 DMI Tiger Mate II, (50.5’) ..........$37,500 ‘96 JD 1844, 1800 gal., 3900 hrs. ....$45,000 ‘95 Loral, 1600 hrs. ............................$40,000 ‘09 Hagie STS14, 120’ boom, loaded ........................................................$190,000 ‘98 JD 1770, 24-30, loaded, w/precision planters ..............................................$58,500 ‘03 Wilrich 957 VDR, nice shape ....$16,000

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‘10 JD 6330, cab/air, MFWD, 860 hrs., 24-spd., auto. quad trans., 3 hyd, warranty, loader ready package ......................$59,000 ‘03 JD 8420, 4486 hrs., 3 pt., 1000 PTO, P.S. trans., 380x50 tires & duals, front wgts. ............................................$108,000 ‘98 JD 8100, MFWD, 7530 hrs., 420x46 tires & duals, 3 pt., 1000 PTO, 8 frt. wgts., big hyd. pump ................................$62,500 ‘08 JD 7230 Premium, MFWD, 450 hrs., cab, air, 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 3 hyd., 18.4x38 tires ..................................$78,000 ‘88 JD 4650, 2WD, 7450 hrs., PS, 3 pt., 1000 PTO, 28.8x38 tires & duals....$29,500 ‘10 CIH Magnum 245, MFWD, 800 hrs., 4 hyd., 540/1000 PTO, 380x46 tires & duals ............................................$130,000 ‘09 CIH Magnum 275, MFWD, 901 hrs., 380x50 duals, 380x34 front duals, 4 hyd., 540/1000 PTO, 3 pt., front wgts. ..$138,000 ‘07 CIH Magnum 305, 2100 hrs., 380/54” tires & duals, 380x46 front tires & duals, 3 pt., 1000 PTO ......$123,000 Case 2096, cab/air, 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 18.4x38 singles, 6300 hrs. ............$16,500 ‘08 NH T8020, MFWD, Super Steer, 540/1000 PTO, 685 hrs., 4 hyds., 380x54 tires & duals ....................$118,000

header controls, chopper, hi-unload, 18.4x42 duals ..............................$139,000 ‘06 JD 9760STS, 1783 eng./1207 sep. hrs., Contour Master, bullet rotor, Touchset, HID lights, 20.8x42 duals ............$140,000 ‘05 JD 9760STS, 1462 eng./1086 sep. hrs., Contour Master, 20.8x38 duals, chopper, header controls ..............$130,000 ‘06 JD 9660STS, 1282 sep./1777 eng. hrs, Contour Master, bullet rotor, chopper, 20.8x38 duals ..............................$129,000 ‘04 JD 9760STS, 2358 eng./1612 sep. hrs., hi-capacity unload, Contour Master, chopper, Greenstar yield & moisture monitor, 800x32 tires....................$122,000 ‘04 JD 9660STS, 1761 eng./1289 sep. hrs., 18.4x42 duals, Green Star, yield & moisture monitor, touch set ........................$118,000 ‘04 JD 9560, 1030 sep./1364 eng. hrs, Contour Master, chopper, 18.4x38 duals, Sharp Little Combine....................$115,000 ‘95 JD 9500, 3100 eng./2100 sep. hrs., chopper, bin ext., 30.5x32 tires, Sharp ......................................................$45,000 ‘05 Cat 560 Lexion, 1032 eng./810 sep. hrs., 20.8x42 duals, auto contour, 3D sieves, chopper, walker machine....$98,000 06 CIH 1688,, 3734 eng hrs, rock trap, chopper, auto header, thur shop ....$34,500 ‘88 CIH 1680, 3426 hrs., rock trap, chopper, 30.5x32 tires, Bison rotor ..............$24,000


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Agro-Trend

CIH 4800, 28’ & 26’ field cultivators ................$9,500 CIH 4800 field cult. w/mulch, 24’ & 22’ ..........$8,500 CIH 4300, 32’ ................................................$13,500 CIH 4300 w/mulcher, 24’ ..............................$11,500 Mandako Roller, 42” drum w/steerable wheel, 2011 w/200 acres ........................................$26,500 CIH 3950 disc w/mulcher, cushion gang, 24’ $24,000 CIH 496 w/mulcher, 24’, cushion gang ..........$14,500 CIH 496 w/mulcher, 18’, cushion gang ..........$11,500 DMI 527B disc ripper ....................................$15,500 DMI 500, 5-shank, 3 pt. mount ripper w/disc leveler ............................................................$7,500 Variety of sizes of disc chisels on hand ................Call Kent 12’ Discovator ........................................$6,500 Demco 550 grain cart, 3 yrs. old, Like New ..$14,900 Demco 650 gravity box..................................$12,900 (6) Demco 365 boxes ................From $5,500-$6,500 Demco used gravity boxes, all sizes available ......Call (2) Gehl 125 mixers ..........................Choice $12,500 New Mandako Land Rollers in stock....................Call H&S 12-wheel rake, 1 yr. old ..........................$4,800 Used Tonutti 10-wheel high capacity rake ......$4,000

HD 10-16.5 & HD 12-16.5

Snowblowers -USED TRACTORSCIH 7250, 3600 hrs., FWA..............................$76,000 CIH 7240 Magnum, 4700 hrs., FWA ..............$64,000 CIH 7140, 2WD, 3800 hrs. ............................$39,000 CIH 7120 Magnum, 3900 hrs., FWA, 540 & 1000 PTO, no 3 pt. ................................................$55,000 MX120, MFD, 4200 hrs., 18.4x42 ..................$54,000 MX120, MFD, 1900 hrs., no cab ....................$46,000 MX120, 2WD, 1700 hrs., no cab ....................$36,000 MX110, 2WD, 2100 hrs., cab, Sharp ..............$43,000 IH 826 w/loader ............................................$12,000 IH 806, new paint, 56 shifting ........................$11,500 IH 684 w/loader ............................................$14,500 IH 786, new motor, new trans. ......................$16,500 CIH 7130 Magnum, 4300 hrs., FWA ..........Coming In White 2-155, 2WD, 5300 hrs., Super Clean, Like New Tires..............................................$15,500 IH 186 hydro ..................................................$13,000

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

• 5/8” drum roller wall thickness • 42” drum diameter • 4”x8” frame tubing 1/4” thick • Auto fold

New Sitrex Rakes Available

-MISCELLANEOUS-SCIH 6750 parabolic chisel ..............................$16,500 CIH 6500 chisel, 13-shank ..............................$1,500 CIH 527B, red ................................................$16,500

Many New & Used Rakes Available

GREENWALD FARM CENTER Greenwald, MN • 320-987-3177 14 miles So. of Sauk Centre

NEW EQUIPMENT E-TRAIL GRAIN CARTS 710 Bu. - On Hand ......................$18,795 510 Bu. - On Hand ..Starting at $10,995 GRAVITY WAGONS 600 Agrimaster, On Hand ..........$13,500 500 E-Z Trail, On Hand ....$7,995-$9,020 400 E-Z Trail........................$6,895-7,250 HARVEST INTERNATIONAL/AUGERS T10-32 PTO Truck Auger ..............$3,500 T10-42 Truck Auger ......................$4,250 T10-52 Truck Auger ......................$4,950 H10-62 Swing Hopper ..................$8,500 H10-72 Swing Hopper ..................$9,300 H10-82 Swing Hopper ..................$9,750 H13-62 Swing Hopper ................$13,500 H13-72 Swing Hopper ................$14,500 H13-82 Swing Hopper ................$15,500 H13-92 Swing Hopper ................$18,500 18-44 Belt Conveyor, 7.5 hp ........$9,950 12 Volt Auger Mover ....................$1,995 Hyd Auger Mover..........................$1,350

HITCH DOC SEED TENDERS 2 Box Tandem, On Hand ..............$9,850 4 Box Tandem, On Hand ............$15,950 6 Box Gooseneck ......................$25,000 NEW KOYKER LOADERS Call for Other Sizes 510 Loader on Hand ....................$5,750 COMBINE HEAD MOVERS E-Z Trail 4-wheel 21’......................................$2,550-$2,750 26’......................................$2,890-$3,909 30’......................................$3,120-$3,320 Koyker Stor-Mor Grain Baggers & Bag Unloaders ........................In Stock NEW ROUND BALE RACKS 10’x23’, On Hand ..........................$1,995 NEW WHEEL RAKES 10 Wheel, V Rake, On Hand ........$3,750 5 Wheel, 3 pt. Rake, On Hand......$1,125 Land Levelers ........................On Hand Land Roller..............................On Hand Walco Ground Pounder, 45’ ..$31,500

USED EQUIPMENT TRACTORS ‘00 JD 9200..................................$82,500 ‘94 Ford 8670 ..............................$28,500 ‘77 AC 7040 ..................................$7,750 Case 970 ......................................$4,750 ‘86 Case 4894, new tires ............$24,500 GRAIN CARTS ‘10 E-Z Trail 510 ..........................$10,500 Unverferth 4500, Nice ..................$8,000 Parker 450 ....................................$5,250 MISCELLANEOUS ‘97 JD mower conditioner, 16’......$5,750 ‘07 Mandako 50’ Land Roller ....$27,500 ‘10 Tebben 45’ Land Roller ........$30,500

WAGONS ‘10 E-Z Trail 3400 w/brakes..........$6,900 (2) Parker 4000, 450 bu ................$3,750 AUGERS Westfield 10x61 w/right angle drive ......................................................$3,750 Hutchinson 10x72 Swing Hopper $2,500 Westfield 10x71 Swing Hopper ....$3,000 Koyker 10x71 Swing Hopper........$1,850 Westfield 10x71 Swing Hopper ....$3,750 GRAIN BAGGER AND BAG UNLOADER RENTALS GRAIN VAC RENTAL

AJAX self loading bale mover ......$4,500

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‘09 MF 9795 Combine, 262 sep. hrs. - $220,000 24 months interest free financing on most used combines

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USED EQUIPMENT

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“HARVEST HEADS”

Brent 1082 grain cart, tarp, scale, 900/60x32 ..........................................................OLD PRICE Brent 882 grain cart, tarp, scale, 30.5x32 .............. ..........................................................OLD PRICE Brent 782 grain cart, tarp, no scale, 30.5x32 ..........................................................OLD PRICE Dakon 250 bu. gravity box, Westendorf gear ................................................................$1,750 JD 1065 gear, Dakon box ............................$1,500

“PLANTING & CULT”

Kinze 3600 16/31 planter ..........................$49,500 ‘08 JD 635F, 1” DAM, L/S sickle ..............$34,000 JD 7100, 12R30, row cleaners, 200 mon. ..$5,250 ‘04 JD 635F, 1” stone DAM, L/L sickle ....$28,000 JD 2210 field cult., 38’6”, float hitch, 4 bar ‘95 JD 930 Flex, DAS, reg. drive ................$7,500 ..............................................................$41,500 ‘93 JD 925 Flex, reg. drive ..........................$7,950 ‘95 JD 925 Flex, steel dividers ....................$6,950 ‘02 JD 1293 CH, hyd. deck plate ..............$22,500 ‘10 JD Z930A, 29 hp., 60”, 327 hrs. ..........$9,650 ‘10 JD 612C Stalkmaster, 12R20” ................$87,500 ‘04 JD F725 FM, 20 hp., 54”, 762 hrs. ......$3,650

“MOWERS”

“MISCELLANEOUS”

‘06 JD X744 dsl., 62X, 3 pt., PTO, 363 hrs. $8,950 ‘07 JD X744 dsl., AWS,, 62C, 541 hrs. ......$7,950 New Frontier RB2308, 8’ blade, hyd. tilt‘10 JD X724, 4-whl. St., 62X deck, 51 hrs. $8,950 angle-offset ..............................................$3,900 ‘06 JD ZTrak, 25 hp., 60”, 435 hrs. ............$6,350 Loftness 8’ single auger snowblower, 540 PTO ‘01 JD 345, 20 hp., 54”, 2 bag p. flow, ................................................................$1,650 843 hrs.....................................................$3,650 3 JD 120 shredder, 1 ⁄8 CV PTO (Vibration) ‘00 JD LX288, 18 hp. Briggs, 48C ..............$1,950 ....................................................(As Is) $3,750 JD 843 loader, 96” bucket, like new! ........$13,000 JD 148 loader, 96” bucket, stands ..............$3,500 ‘07 JD 2350, MFWD, 62C, 200CX loader, Westfield MK130, 81’ plus auger, like new! 53” bkt., 383 hrs. ..................................$12,000 ..............................................................$15,900 ‘10 Gator TX, bed liner, Dlx. lts., box lift, Brent 1080 grain cart, Trelleborg, (no scale 241 hrs.....................................................$6,400 or tarp) ..................................................$28,500 ‘08 Bobcat 2200, Kubota dsl., box lift, Brent 880 grain cart, 30.5x32, (scale, 210 hrs.....................................................$4,750 no tarp) ..................................................$26,500 JD 72” front blade, hyd. lift, (HPX, 620i) ....$1,450 Brent 420 side auger cart, 23.1-26 ............$9,750

“GATORS & COMPACT”

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GRAIN HANDLING

TRACTORS • • • • • •

‘10 MF 2680, 31 hrs. ‘07 MF 3645 MFD, cab, loader IH 70 Hydro w/loader White 2-135, 2WD, cab ‘76 Allis 7000, cab, 6865 hrs. New MF 1529, hydro, loader

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‘09 MF 8200 bean table, 30’ ‘06 MF 8000 bean table, 30’ ‘97 Gleaner R72, duals ‘98 Gleaner 800, 25’ flexhead ‘90 MF 8570, 2240 hrs. ‘82 MF 850, variable speed, 3535 hrs. MF 9750 PU table MF 9120 beantable MF 1859 beantables, 15’, 18’, 20’

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‘08 Geringhoff 1822, RD ‘07 Geringhoff 1822, RD ‘03 Geringhoff 1222, RD ‘07 Geringhoff 1220, NS ‘05 Geringhoff 1020, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘06 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘04 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘03 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘02 Geringhoff 1022 RD ‘01 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘01 Geringhoff 630 RD ‘00 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘92 Geringhoff 830, PC ‘07 Geringhoff 820, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 630, RD ‘05 NH 98C, 12R20” ‘99 NH 996, 12R20” ‘04 JD 1290 ‘98 JD 893 ‘03 MF 3000, 6R30” CIH 1083 CIH 822, GVL, poly

COMBINES

CORNHEADS

• NEW Brandt 7500 grain vac • Brandt 1515 LP, 1535, 1545, 1575, 1585 belt conveyors • Brandt GBU-10 unloader • Brandt 10x35 auger • Feterl 10x72 auger • Brandt GBL-10 loader • Parker 1348 grain cart, 1300 bu., PTO drive • Parker 605 gravity box, 625 bu. • Parker 505 gravity box, 550 bu., brakes

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‘11 MF 1372 disc mower cond. Chandler litter spreader 22’& 26’ Sitrex DM7 disc mower Sitrex RP5 3 pt. wheel rake Sitrex 10 & 12 wheel rakes on cart Gehl WR520, 12 wheel rake Gehl 1090 mower conditioner sickle MF 828 round baler MF 200 SP windrower Westendorf 3 pt. bale spear Degelman 3100 bale processor Vermeer 605G baler

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White 264 disk, 20’ White 6186 planter, 16R30 ‘08 JD 520 stalk chopper ‘07 Balzer 20’ stalk chopper CIH 4600, 27’ field cult. Loftness 30’ stalk chopper, SM Maurer 28’ header trailer WRS 30’ header trailer ‘11 Degelman LR7645 land roller Sunflower 4412 disk ripper, 7 shank ‘11 Degelman 7200 rock picker ‘11 Degelman 6000 HD rock picker

MISCELLANEOUS

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

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“TRACTORS”

JD 8335R, 134 hrs., Rental Return ........$227,500 JD 8310R, 271 hrs., Rental Return ........$216,000 ‘02 JD 6420, MFWD, MSL loader, 4314 hrs.................................................$56,900 ‘94 JD 7700, 2WD, PS, Du-Al loader, duals, 4829 hrs.................................................$47,900 ‘65 JD 4020, dsl., QT1 cab, eng OH’d ......$12,000 2 Used 36” Tracks............................(Pair) $1,500

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• NH 8970 tractor • JD 9400T tractor • JD 4010 tractor w/loader • Ford 8770 tractor • T8020 tractor • David Brown 1210 tractor • Ford 7710 tractor w/Tiger mower • 996, 12-30 cornhead • Westfield 13x61 auger • Westfield 13x71 MK • Westfield 10x31 auger • Westfield 8x31 EMD • NH BR780A baler • IHC RBX562 baler • NH 660 baler • Kinze 3600, 12N w/interplant • JD 7100, 12N corn planter • JD 7100, 12N w/interplant • NH 256 rake • IHC 24 field cult. • Woods 8’ snowblower • Loft 8’ snowblower

‘07 MF 9790, duals ....................167,000 ‘90 MF 8570 combine, 2330 hrs. ..................................................$38,000 ‘05 MF 451 tractor, 45 PTO hp., 350 hrs. ....................................$15,900 ‘93 Agco 5680, MFD, loader, 73 PTO hp., 4250 hrs. ..............$21,000


‘11 JD 4830, 341 hrs., 90’ boom, 1000 gal. ..........$227,900

‘04 JD 7220, 879 hrs., power quad ................................$67,900

4WD TRACTORS (O)’11 JD 9630, Lease Return ........................................$279,900 (O)’11 JD 9630, 200 hrs., Lease Return ........................$279,900 (O)’11 JD 9630, 200 hrs., Lease Return ........................$279,900 (H)’09 JD 9630, 1060 hrs., Extended Warranty ..............$244,900 (H)’97 JD 9400, 3958 hrs. ..............................................$105,900

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TRACK TRACTORS (B)’09 JD 9630T, 667 hrs. ..............................................$289,900 (H)’10 JD 8345RT, 250 hrs. ............................................$257,900 (O)’11 JD 8335T, 580 hrs. ..............................................$249,900 (O)’10 JD 8295RT, 400 hrs., 25” tracks..........................$219,900 (W)’01 JD 9400T, 2919 hrs., 3 pt. ..................................$134,900

ROW CROP TRACTORS (H)’11 JD 8335R, 220 hrs., IVT ......................................$254,900 (H)’10 JD 8345R, 804 hrs., IVT ......................................$228,900 (B)’09 JD 8430, 950 hrs., IVT ........................................$189,900 (B)’11 JD 7330, IVT, Lease Return ................................$108,900 (B)’11 JD 7330, 435 hrs., IVT ........................................$108,900 (O)’11 JD 7330, 436 hrs., IVT ........................................$108,900 (B)’11 JD 7330, auto quad, Lease Return ........................$99,900 (B)’11 JD 7330, auto quad, Lease Return ........................$99,900 (B)’96 JD 8100, 3965 hrs. ................................................$79,900 (B)’04 JD 7220, 879 hrs., PQ, 2WD..................................$67,900 (H)’81 JD 4640, 6937 hrs., QR ........................................$25,900 (B)’79 JD 4840, 9800 hrs. ................................................$19,900 (H)’75 JD 4630, 7217 hrs. ................................................$18,700 (H)’70 JD 4520, 5263 hrs. ..................................................$9,500

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‘09 JD 2310, 45’9” mulch finisher ............................$74,900

(H)’91 NH TR86, 3303 hrs. ..............................................$18,500 (B)’80 JD 6620, 4384 hrs. ................................................$14,900 (B)’87 JD 4425, 2443 hrs. ................................................$12,900 (O)’08 Mudhog, PRWD, off 9760......................................$12,500

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‘10 JD 1990, CCS, 40’, 15” spacing, low acres ........$84,500

(O)’10 JD 4730, 894 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$179,850 (O)’08 JD 4830, 1862 hrs., 90’ boom ............................$179,000 (O)’08 JD 4830, 1862 hrs. ..............................................$179,000 (O)’09 JD 4730, 750 hrs. ................................................$178,800 (O)’08 JD 4830, 1245 hrs. ..............................................$177,500 (O)’09 JD 4730, 1222 hrs., 90’ boom ............................$176,900 (O)’08 JD 4730, 1282 hrs., 90’ boom ............................$176,500 (O)’07 CIH SPX3320, 1903 hrs., 60’/80’ boom ..............$139,500 (O)’03 Ag Chem 1064, 2989 hrs., 60’/80’ boom ..............$87,900 (H)Top Air 1000, 60’ boom ................................................$6,500

(B)’09 JD 2310, 45’9” mulch finisher ..............................$74,900 (B)’02 JD 2200, 64.5’........................................................$49,900 (H)’08 JD 2210, 38.5’ ......................................................$36,900 (H)’98 JD 980, 38.5’ ........................................................$19,900 (O)’95 JD 980, 36.5’ ........................................................$15,900 (B)DMI Tigermate II, 32.5’ ................................................$11,900 (H)DMI Tigermate, 44.5’ ..................................................$11,900 (H)’09 JD 1790, 24R20”, liq. fert. ..................................$115,500 (H)JD 960, 36.5’ ................................................................$4,950 (H)’07 JD 1770, 24R30”, liq. fert. ..................................$104,900 (B)CIH 1200 Bauer Built bar, 36R20”................................$94,900 (H)’10 JD 1990, 40’, 15” spacing, CCS ............................$84,500 (O)’08 JD 612C, 12R30” chopping ..................................$81,000 (H)’06 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ....................................$49,900 (H)’08 JD 612C, 12R20” chopping ..................................$75,500 (O)’97 JD 1780, 24R20” ..................................................$48,500 (O)’08 JD 612C, 12R20” chopping ..................................$73,900 (H)’98 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ....................................$36,500 (B)’05 Geringhoff 18R22” ................................................$69,900 (H)’00 JD 750, 20’ no till drill ..........................................$26,900 (O)’11 JD 608C, 8R30” chopping ....................................$68,500 (B)’02 JD 1560, 15’ no till ................................................$24,900 (O)’08 JD 608C, 8R30” ....................................................$57,900 (B)’97 JD 455, 30’ drill ....................................................$22,900 (B)’11 JD 606, 6R30” chopping ............................................CALL (B)’04 JD 1750, 8R30” ....................................................$19,900 (H)’06 Geringhoff RD830, chopping ................................$51,500 (H)’90 JD 7300, 12R30” ..................................................$12,900 (B)’07 Geringhoff RD830, 8R30” ......................................$49,900 (H)JD 7200, 8R30”, liq. fert. ............................................$12,900 (H)’08 JD 608, 8R30”, non chopping ..............................$44,500 (B)’91 JD 7200, 8R30”, liq. fert.............................................CALL (B)’01 JD 1290, 20” knife rolls ........................................$31,900 (B)’90 JD 7200, 8R30” ......................................................$9,900 (O)’02 JD 1293, 30” knife rolls ........................................$29,900 (B)’91 JD 450, 13’ @ 6” spacing ........................................$9,900 (B)’03 JD 1293, 30” knife rolls ........................................$29,900 (B)JD 7000, 8R30”, liq. fert. ..............................................$4,995 JD 893, 8R30”......................................(9) from $19,900-$35,500 (W)’96 JD 693 ..................................................................$19,900 (B)Case 1063, 6R30” ........................................................$17,900 (B)’92 JD 1600, center pivot, MOCO ....................................CALL (B)’07 JD 568, surface wrap ............................................$34,900 (B)’05 JD 956, 14’6” center pivot ....................................$24,900 (O)’10 JD 4930, 1330 hrs., 120’ boom ..........................$238,500 (W)’02 JD 567, surface wrap............................................$22,900 (O)’11 JD 4830, 327 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$228,250 (B)’08 NH BR7090, twine only..........................................$21,900 (O)’11 JD 4830, 341 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$227,900 (B)’05 NH 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‘11 CIH 535Q, 820 hrs., big pump, Lux. cab............................................$284,500

CIH Puma 180 CVT FRT, 3 pt hitch, SS axle......................................$119,900

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‘11 Magnum 340, susp. front axle, full auto guide, 277 hrs...................$219,900

‘08 CIH Magnum 215, 1278 hrs., 320 R54 tires & duals, HID lts..........$119,900

‘09 CIH 9120, Track Drive, RWA, 832 eng./568 sep. hrs. ............$295,500

‘11 CIH Steiger 385, 350 hrs., 520 R42 tires & duals, 1000 PTO....................CALL

‘05 CIH 2388, 1180 eng. hrs. ..$144,900

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‘11 CIH Steiger 600 Quad, 36” tracks, Lux. cab, full auto guide ..COMING IN NOVEMBER ‘11 CIH STX535Q, 820 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lights, auto guide ready ........................$284,500 ‘11 CIH Steiger 550, 800/R38 duals, Lux. cab, HID lights, big hyd. pump, 250 hrs. ......CALL ‘11 CIH Steiger 535Q - Rental Returns ..........................................................................CALL ‘11 CIH Steiger 435, 420 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lights, 1000 PTO, 620/70R42 tires ....$235,000 ‘11 CIH Steiger 385, 289 hrs., Lux. cab, 520R42 tires & duals ................................$219,500 ‘08 CIH STX325, 325 hp., Lux. cab, 1000 PTO, HID lights ........................................$129,500 CIH 9170, 4200 hrs., PS, 20.8x42 tires ..........................................................................$59,500 ‘05 JD 9620T, 2170 hrs., track unit..............................................................................$198,900 ‘06 JD 9520, wheel tractor........................................................................................COMING IN STX and STEIGER PTO, TOW CABLE & 3 PT. KITS ON HAND!!!

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CIH 9120, track drive, RWA, 248 sep. hrs., leather, loaded ..............$359,000 CIH 9120, track drive, RWA, 832 hrs., leather, loaded ......................$295,500 CIH 8120, 337 sep. hrs. ......................................................................$269,000 CIH 8120, 646 sep. hrs. ......................................................................$245,000 CIH 7120, 221 sep. hrs., RWA ............................................................$272,000 CIH 7120, 170 sep. hrs. ......................................................................$257,000 CIH 7120, 276 sep. hrs. ......................................................................$257,000 CIH 7120, 712 sep. hrs. ......................................................................$212,900 CIH 2388, 1177 eng. hrs., duals ..........................................................$144,900 CIH 2388, 1904 eng. hrs., duals ..........................................................$129,900 CIH 2608, 8 row 30” chopping cornhead ............................................$59,800 CIH 2608, 8 row 30” chopping cornhead..............................................$54,900 CIH 2208, 8 row 30” ..............................................................................$28,900 CIH 2408, 8 row 30” ..............................................................................$28,900 CIH 1083, 8 row 30” cornhead ..............................................................$13,900 CIH 2162, 40’ draper head..........................................................................CALL CIH 2020, 35’ platform w/Crary air reel ................................................$39,900 CIH 2020, 35’ platform, 11⁄2”, rock guard ..............................................$32,900 CIH 2020, 35’ platform, air reel, 11⁄2” ......................................................$39,900 CIH 2020, 35’ platform, Crary air reel, 3” knife ....................................$39,900 CIH 2020, 35’ platform, 3” knife, rock guard ........................................$39,900 CIH 2020, 35’ platform, 3” knife, rock guard ........................................$32,900 CIH 1020, 30’ platform, 11⁄2” knife, tracker ............................................$14,900 CIH 1020, 20’ platform, 3” knife ..............................................................$6,500

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