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Bye bye Bachmann Attention Iowa readers: It is now safe to Paul’s $227 and Perry’s whopping $817. turn your phone ringers back on. The (Santorum managed to spend a thrifty politicians have left the building. $1.65 per vote. He must have used Casey’s General Store coupons to fuel up his bus.) I am writing this on the morning of Jan. 4. With all of the caucus precinct tallies in, A Western Iowa trucker/beef producer Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum finished friend shared his local caucus results. in the deadest of statistical dead heats, a The following are the raw vote totals mere eight votes separating the pair of from his two rural townships: Santorum Republican presidential hopefuls. Ron Paul 52, Romney 29, Paul 29, Perry 20, Gincame in a reasonably close third. grich 12, Jon Huntsman 1, Bachmann 0. LAND MINDS By the time this issue hits your mailbox, Not to pick on the gentlelady from MinBy Tom Royer the flag-festooned campaign buses will be nesota, but it’s not a good sign when you tootling down roads far removed from corn get even fewer votes than the guy who and hogs, and the remaining candidates will be talk- went out of his way to avoid Iowa entirely, while proing about how the great state they’re in at the claiming its caucus to be completely irrelevant. moment, not Iowa, is most important to them. Speaking of irrelevant, if the economy starts to turn That said, it’s still interesting to look at the numaround in 2012, the point of this entire GOP primary bers. Across The Land’s Iowa coverage area — the process may quickly become moot. In a fake story northern third of the state; 30 of its 99 counties — headlined “600-Pound Butter Cow Sculpture Wins Santorum won 18 counties, Paul seven and Romney Iowa Caucus,” the humor newspaper The Onion five. By contrast, Michele Bachmann finished among quotes a caucus-goer: “Looking at the rest of the field, the top four candidates in only two counties, Emmet I think at this point the butter cow is the Republican and Howard, both of which happen to border Minparty’s best shot at beating Obama in November.” nesota. That’s probably close to the truth. But the question The Iowa Caucus killed her campaign (and was a remains: where does the butter cow stand on gay hard punch in the gut to Rick Perry’s) but at least she marriage? can say she didn’t waste too much money on it. ••• According to one online analyst, Bachmann only spent Tom Royer is assistant editor of The Land. He can $8 for every vote she received in the Hawkeye State, be reached at troyer@TheLandOnline.com. compared to Romney’s $113, Newt Gingrich’s $139,

Passing laws against laws that don’t exist Before this 2012 thing gets too far down even non-existent, legislation. the road let’s take a sober second or two to For instance, what would be wrong with review some of the more inventive ideas a ban on the ban against the ban on carfrom 2011 and see if we can’t make them bon credits? Or, how about a law to outwork in the coming 12 months of political law any tax increase law that isn’t yet and economic stalemate. law? For example, an entirely new way of Then there’s re-regulation of regulalawmaking was pioneered Dec. 8 when the tions. Surely Congress will attempt the U.S. House of Representatives easily stiff regulation of what it says are the passed a one-year moratorium on the many regulations coming from the regulaEnvironmental Protection Agency’s FARM & FOOD FILE tion-mad Obama administration. authority to regulate farm dust despite Naturally, Congress would have to overBy Alan Guebert EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s look an October 2011 Bloomberg news repeated promises in both House testianalysis that showed the current White mony and letters to Congress to do no such thing. House had approved 613 new rules during its first In short, the House passed a one-year law to make 33 months, or 4.7 percent fewer rules than the preit illegal to enforce a law EPA says it would neither ceding Bush White House that approved 643 new propose nor enforce. federal rules in its first 33 months. Brilliant. So, obviously, this area of non-need is in desperate With this legislative Everest — passing laws outneed of action by an inactive Congress looking for lawing laws that aren’t laws — cleared, Congress is straw men to make reelection hay. free to spend most of this election year passing See GUEBERT, pg. 5A meaningless legislation against other meaningless,

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Commentary: What protecting the land and water means to me My home farm in west central Minnesota is water challenged, and has been for as long I can remember. When I was a kid on the farm, my dad originally tried to raise livestock. But due to a quirk in the geology of the earth beneath us, we couldn’t pump enough water from our aquifer to support a livestock operation. Our well provided enough water for the family, was of good taste and quality, but was not sufficient for a herd of alwaysthirsty livestock. My father had numerous wells drilled, but all to no avail. So we adapted, switching from livestock to small grain, corn and soybean production. The transition has been a success. Usually, we receive enough rain to raise a good crop, although my father always commented that we lived too close to “then dry” South Dakota. Some years, we receive too much rain, but we have managed to adapt to that with good land management practices. I guess you could say water was always a defining issue for me, even as I walked to and from my country school. My father even purchased that country school property upon its closure for the well that was on the property. I became fascinated by the physics of soil and water, pursued its study in college, and served as a Twin City-area physical and earth science public school educator until moving back to the family farm after my father had a heart attack. I could not imagine farming without continuous interest in and study of water, soil and plant interactions. To survive and prosper, farmers must continually study, learn and adapt to what is

For the Minnesota corn grower, efficiency and conservation are good for profits as well as the environment. occurring on their farms. Of course a lot of people besides farmers are interested and concerned about preserving our state’s land and water resources for future generations. That’s a good thing, because ultimately we all depend on the land and clean water for our survival and livelihoods. Farming, like everything else humans do, has an impact on the environment. Every time someone grades a road, constructs a bridge or builds a house, it changes the way water, land and plant life interact. Farmers, like everyone, must always balance the tradeoffs between providing goods and services, all the while protecting our natural resources. For a farmer like me, conservation is a practical issue. I believe the practices I employ ensure that the land will remain productive and a great place to live for generations to come. I’d like to point out that I’m not the only conservation-minded corn farmer. The majority of corn growers in Minnesota are employing some form of soil conservation, whether it’s reduced tillage, strip tillage or grassy buffer zones between fields and feeder streams. Farmers have learned to “farm the best and buffer the rest.” This philosophy is supported by government conservation initiatives like the Conservation

Reserve Program. In 2011 there were 1.63 million acres of land protected under CRP in Minnesota. For the Minnesota corn grower, efficiency and conservation are good for profits as well as the environment. Consider that our two biggest expenses in corn production are land and fertilizer. We can’t afford to waste either. The numbers speak for themselves. Farmers now grow five times as much corn as they did in the 1930s on 20 percent less land, with each farmer feeding about 125 people. By being land-efficient in our food, fiber and fuel production, more land is available for wildlife habitat, recreation and homes for people. We continually adopt new practices and technology to help keep fertilizer where it belongs. Minnesota farmers now grow 70 percent more corn per pound of fertilizer than they did just 35 years ago. That didn’t happen by wasting fertilizer or letting it all run off into streams. Farmers are constantly advancing by adopting new conservation practices and technologies. According to a Conservation Technology Information Center survey, Minnesota corn growers planted about 3 million acres with conservation tillage last year. Of all the farming technologies with the potential to protect the environment and improve efficiency, I believe genetically modified crops have made the biggest impact in recent years and will continue to do so in the future. My farm transitioned from the old moldboard plowing system to a chisel-disc conservation tillage system years ago. Conservation tillage protects the soil from wind and water erosion by leaving crop

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residue on the surface. Like most corn farmers, we no longer have to cultivate several times a year to control weeds. We plant genetically modified crops that tolerate broad-spectrum EPA-approved herbicides for weed control. Fewer tillage trips across the field reduces soil disturbance, improves water infiltration and saves fuel, which is good for both profits and the environment. The various CRP strips on my farm are a tiny fraction of the state’s CRP. The native grasses and forbs, inhabited by numerous fauna, additionally buffer a county drainage ditch that helps prevent soil and nutrients from running into the watershed. I regularly monitor the drainage water to ensure that what I’m doing on the field is working to protect my fertilizer investment, as well as the regional watershed. I also recycle the tile drainage outflow by using it in all my field spraying operations. An occasional fall pheasant, duck and deer hunt in the native flora is also enjoyable, and reveals that the local wildlife enjoys dining on some of our corn and soybeans. We have also restored a wetland area that was often too wet to grow a good corn crop. The wetland serves as a water, nutrient and sediment storage sink, all the while providing wildlife habitat for some fairly rare fauna such as the Burnsi leopard frog, plains toad and prairie skink. Looking at the bigger picture, it appears that buffer strips, restored wetlands, high-yielding crops and conservation tillage are helping achieve the desired outcome of protecting See PROTECTING, pg. 5A

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like there’s no tomorrow. ••• Alan Guebert’s “Farm and Food File” is published weekly in more than 70 newspapers in North America. Contact him at agcomm@farmandfoodfile.com.

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http://publicampaign.org/reports/forhire.) GUEBERT, from pg. 2A Given all that as background, you can see how it By the way, stop me if any of this is making sense because we can’t have a new year begin by beginning all makes perfect sense to pass laws against laws anywhere but where the year that just ended ended. and to give tax breaks to those who don’t pay taxes. Welcome to another year of living day after day Another thing, since this is a farm bill year, don’t count on Congress to write a farm bill. What, this group of aggies must again call the nation’s three meatpackers, two grain exporters and one fertilizer cartel to testify on how difficult it is to feed the world without total control of world markets? Nope, ain’t gonna’ happen. These folks are beef barons, not oil oligarchs. Besides, look at the Oil Gang. Even as crude oil topped $100 per barrel, U.S oil and oil product exports for the first 10 months of 2011 were an incredible 665 million barrels. Who knew that America exported 27.5 billion gallons of crude oil and products — including 5.1 billion gallons of gasoline — even as American drivers were paying $3.50 for gas? Not me; you? Then again who knew that while prime rib was $16 per pound, 2011 U.S. beef exports through October were $4.5 billion, 37 percent higher than the record set in 2010? But don’t let the fact that someone overseas got your $10 prime rib and $2.50 gas stop Congress from doing an even better bad job this new year. It has an unsullied record of muddy thinking for quite a while. Like from 2008 through 2010 when 30 of the biggest U.S. companies made a cumulative $164 billion in net profit and not only didn’t pay any federal income taxes but also received $11 billion in federal tax rebates, according to a December report by Public Campaign, a non-partisan, non-profit group that tracks money in politics. How’d the Dirty Thirty do this? Simple; they spent $476 million, or about $400,000 per day, lobbying Congress those three years and invested another $22 million in election campaigns. (Read the full report at

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PROTECTING, from pg. 4A water resources. In the Minnesota River watershed, the U.S. Geological Survey Centennial Stream Gauge at Mankato, Minn., shows that landscape water storage and evapotranspiration have been increasing over the last decade which helps decrease net runoff into our streams. This happened despite National Weather Service data that shows precipitation increased during that decade on into 2010. My farm is not the largest, nor the most high-tech, farm in the area. But it is nice to know I am part of making the environment a better place. Farmers, city planners, transportation engineers and homeowners all impact the land, and all can contribute to achieve improvement. If we all do our part, together we can make a difference. ••• This commentary was submitted by David Craigmile, a farmer from Boyd, Minn.


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Cover story: Predator losses still an issue on farms By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Progress is being made in the battle pitting rancher against wolf and coyote predators. “The USDA Fish & Wildlife Service program that I work with is the primary tool of livestock producers to deal with wolf damage,” John Hart said John Hart explaining that his office has worked with many producers over the years. Hart is district supervisor/wildlife biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, working out of the Grand Rapids, Minn., Wildlife Services office, smack dab in the center of Minnesota’s predominant wolf territory. He deals with the predator issue of farmers and ranchers on a regular basis. “So yes, we’re making some strides on the wolf damage issue but it’s an ever-increasing problem because wolf numbers in Minnesota are increasing and their range is expanding.” Wolves are primarily a northern half of Minnesota culprit but they could show up virtually in any county. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources estimates there are roughly 3,000 wolves in the northern Minnesota breeding area; about what the numbers were 10 years ago. “So we’re relatively stable now but numbers took a big leap in the 1990s increasing about a thousand head. Right now they inhabit about 34,000 square miles which is all or parts of about 23 counties in the northern sector.”

So why the stabilizing of wolf numbers? There is no hard science here, but Hart speculates that they have saturated all the available, suitRancher vs. predator able habitat. He also suggests that future expansion, if it were to happen, would likely be into more agricultural areas of west central Minnesota. “Heavy cover, timbered, swamp areas with less human population is their preferred habitat,” Hart said. Predator issues used to be almost exclusively agricultural, meaning loss of livestock primarily beef cattle but occasionally sheep, even poultry. Recent years predation losses have been about 75 percent cattle, 5 to 10 percent sheep, 5 to 10 percent poultry with the balance other animals, mostly dogs. “... as wolves expand their territories, they’re having more encounters with people and their pets,” Hart said. Currently the USDA program can only respond to actual damage, meaning dead or severely damaged livestock and other animals. If a Minnesota producer reports a killed calf, for example, the DNR is first to investigate. If wolf damage is suspected, the DNR then calls the USDA Wildlife Services office at Grand Rapids. “Once we verify that this is indeed a wolf kill, the producer is eligible for compensation from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. We (Wildlife Services) then work with that producer to lessen any

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further likelihood of wolf damage,” Hart said. “Usually that means removal of the wolf pack hanging out around that farm. This means trapping or killing those wolves responsible for the damage. This is all done by federal employees of the USDA Fish & Wildlife service. We do not hire locals to assist with this depopulation effort. There are about 10 of us in the state at any given time to get this work taken care of. “Our investigative efforts are very site-specific, limited to within a half mile of where the depredation occurred and usually for only a two-week period after the loss. Our goal is not to trap in revenge for the wolf damage but only to remove those wolves so there is not future depredation losses to that producer or his neighbors.” Wildlife Services is a national program of the USDA. Hart said Wisconsin has a similar program to Minnesota regarding depredation issues. In late-December, after this interview took place, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes region have recovered and no longer require protection under the Endangered Species Act. The removal of federal protection will impact wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. Might wolves in Minnesota become an endangered species? Hart only speculates by venturing, “for the foreseeable future wolves have a very secure future in Minnesota. The DNR’s wolf management plan calls for maintaining a minimum population of 1,600 wolves in Minnesota, which is above the federal recovery levels. Our wolf population has recovered to a point where they’ll be here indefinitely, especially when assisted with the state’s management program.” Does severe weather impact wolf populations? Hart said surprisingly it’s opposite of what you would think. “White tail deer are the main prey of wolves in Minnesota. So when we have a severe winter, it’s hard on the deer and the wolves feed off their anemic conditions and higher death loss. The offset is that wolves feeding off dead and anemic deer in a tough winter usually mean less predation among livestock that following season.” Hart said wolves impact deer numbers but winter severity and hunter harvest are the two bigger factors. But if I’m a cattle producer in Roseau County, why should I be concerned about maintaining a wolf population in Minnesota? Hart recognizes for an individual cattle producer with annual losses to wolves, there is little justification. Where you live obviously keys your thoughts about the importance of wolves. If you are in the agricultural area of Roseau County wolves are a genuine issue. In the heavier timbered part of the county, wolves can live with little damage. Conrad Kvamme, veteran observer of the Minnesota beef cattle industry is matter-of-fact about the predator issue in Minnesota. See PREDATOR, pg. 7A


Wolf issue depends a lot on state geography The wolf is a beautiful animal. They need their space but only with proper management. — Conrad Kvamme

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quicker in wolf areas than someone saying wolves are not a problem.” The Schiefelbein operation currently involves nearly 850 cow-calf pairs plus the feeding of nearly 3,000 head at their Kimball, Minn., headquarters farm. They also have about 300 cow-calf pairs located in the Northome, Minn., area. “Up in wolf country,” he chuckled, suggesting the wolf issue depends upon where you live.

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Kvamme said. Unlikely perhaps, but he said a producer told him that he would only shoot the wolf if it was eating the calf as the cow was delivering. This particular producer told Kvamme that he respects the wolf as part of a natural species. Kvamme said a pack of three or more is the usual gathering of wolves. One cow against three wolves doesn’t work. But three cows, especially if they are black Angus cows, will get a wolf pack running in a hurry. Some beef cow operations put a donkey in with the cows. “I tell you, that wolf respects a kicking donkey.” Kvamme said a bounty on wolves should only be considered if numbers

become such that if you go out at night to check your cows, you have reason to be concerned about your own safety. “The wolf is a beautiful animal. They need their space but only with proper management.” Don Schiefelbein, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association president, likely speaks for all cattle producers when he said, “if the wolves are in your backyard, then it’s an issue. Nothing gets the dander of cattle producers up

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PREDATOR, from pg. 6A “Both wolves and coyotes are a serious issue. I recognize that it’s important to protect species such as the wolf and coyote. They’re part of the predatory chain that’s natural with all wildlife. However, their numbers today are getting to be a real problem with cow-calf operators in northern Minnesota.” He talks specifically of calving-time issues. “If a wolf pack is in the area, you’re going to lose some calves. We’ve got more wolves than 10 years ago, nearly a thousand more I’m told. And if there isn’t enough other wildlife for them to take, they get into cattle herds, especially if spring calving in wooded areas. “Much the same has happened to jackrabbits in South Dakota. They used to scatter across the state. But because of exploding coyote populations, jackrabbits are getting to be scarce. South Dakota now has a coyote bounty. Three counties in western Minnesota also recently established $10 bounties for coyotes.” What if a wolf bounty were initiated? “We’d substantially control it down but that wouldn’t obliterate the wolf,”

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MFU pleased that the gray wolf is removed from ESA The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes region have recovered and no longer require protection under the Endangered Species Act. The removal of federal protection will impact wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. “Farmers in Minnesota will welcome this decision because it will help protect against predation of farm animals and pets,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union president. “Minnesota Farmers Union worked with Sen. Klobuchar, Sen. Franken and the congressional delegation on getting the gray wolf de-listed. It shows what can be done when we work together. I thank the senators for their help and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for this decision.”

initiate the listing process, including emergency listing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has sent the final de-listing rule to the Federal Register, it was to be published in late December, and it will become effective 30 days after publication.

Rancher vs. predator Minnesota has developed a plan to manage wolves after federal protection is removed. Currently, it is estimated that Minnesota has 2,921 wolves. Wolf populations will be monitored for at least five years to ensure the species continues to thrive. If it appears, at any time, that the gray wolf cannot sustain itself without the protections of the ESA, the Service can

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Wolf controversy far from over IWC looks beyond delisting to greater issues In a Dec. 21 media teleconference, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced a federal decision to delist wolves from the Endangered Species List in the Midwest and fielded hot-button questions, including whether a wolf hunting season will be part of the Minnesota wolf management plan. Although plans are not set, according to state law, a wolf hunt could begin in Minnesota as early as fall 2012. When asked by media representatives if a wolf hunt would complicate the social structure of wolf packs and result in low pup-survival rates or orphaned pups not learning necessary survival skills, noted wolf biologist Dave Mech said that research doesn’t support that conclusion. “Most of what wolves require behaviorally for survival is instinctual for wolves. They don’t need to be taught by the parents.” Research shows that young wolves can survive on their own by September, at four-to-six months of age. “This option of hunting is the most hotly debated issue at the moment,” said Mary Ortiz, executive director at the International Wolf Center, and who was asked to participate in the Q&A teleconference call by the DNR. “But what’s missing in this conversation — what has been overlooked during this entire decade’s long debate — is the issue of wildlands and habitat preservation. It is impossible to guarantee long-term wolf population sustainability without habitat preservation and security,” Ortiz said, “and while the states now have control over such issues as managing problem wolves, no one is really addressing the essential problem of habitat.” According to the IWC, wolves are top carnivores that require considerable space in order to thrive. “Wolves need large tracts of natural lands with adequate and sustainable levels of wild prey and safety from humans,” said Jess Edberg, information services

director at the IWC. “The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park, combined, provide a natural sanctuary for wolves. However we have less and less of that suitable space in the Western Great Lakes region as wolf populations grow and encroach on areas populated by humans, and as human development encroaches on current wolf habitat.” The question of habitat is further compounded by the fact that the majority of wildlands are in the hands of private owners. One of the big, unasked and unanswered questions is how can wolf management officials and organizations work with private landowners to cultivate and maintain adequate habitat? Furthermore, what happens to these tracts of lands when the owners pass on ownership to their heirs? “Of course we need to be asking the tough questions about the facts of lethal and non-lethal wolf-control choices, as well as the emotional and social impact of such issues as a wolf hunting season,” said Jerritt Johnston, education director at the IWC. “As educators, our niche requires us to air all sides of the issue, while remaining neutral, so others can make informed decisions. That includes asking questions no one else is raising.” The IWC is listed in the Minnesota wolf management plan as the foremost educational resource and collaborates with the DNR to provide wolf education materials and resources. The federal delisting rule was to be published on Dec. 28, and the DNR will reassume management of Minnesota’s estimated 3,000 wolves a month later, on Jan. 27. Important links: www.wolf.org. ••• This article was submitted by the International Wolf Center, organized to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.


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New leadership for soybean checkoff The national soybean checkoff just wrapped up its first 20 years, but the work doesn’t end there. As the United Soybean Board launches into the next 20 years, new U.S. soybean farmer-leaders take the reins and plan to continue the focus on creating profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. USB farmer-directors elected Vanessa Kummer as chairperson on Dec. 6, during the checkoff’s annual meeting. The Colfax, N.D., soybean farmer will have a busy agenda leading the soybean checkoff’s implementation of a new strategic plan. Kummer looks at addressing recommendations from a farmer-driven assessment of USB and help lead the U.S. soybean industry. She will continue to shepherd the checkoff as it looks to increase soybean farmers’ profitability in an ever-evolving industry. “It is our vision to make U.S. soybeans the leader in the global oilseed industry,” Kummer said. “We plan to create and maintain partnerships to keep U.S. soybean farmers profitable.” Kummer is the first woman elected to chair the national soybean checkoff. The team set to lead the USB and help the soybean checkoff meet global customer demands with Kummer includes the following officers. • Jim Stillman, Emmetsburg, Iowa, as vice chair; • Jim Call, Madison, Minn., as secretary; • Bob Haselwood, Berryton, Kan., as treasurer; • Lewis Bainbridge, Ethan, S.D. • Russ Carpenter, Trumansburg, N.Y. • Sharon Covert, Tiskilwa, Ill.

• Jim Schriver, Montpelier, Ind. • Jimmy Sneed, Hernando, Miss. • Rick Stern, Cream Ridge, N.J. Marc Curtis, a soybean farmer from Leland, Miss., will continue to serve on the leadership team as past chair. “We have a great direction and a good team to make things happen,” Kummer said. “We’re excited to help direct action that will increase soy’s value for all U.S. soybean farmers.” In 2012, the soybean checkoff plans to focus on specific, new strategic objectives. They include directing soybean checkoff dollars to improve U.S. soybean meal and oil, helping ensure U.S. soybean farmers have the freedom and adequate transportation infrastructure to operate and meeting the needs customers of U.S. soy here at home and abroad. In addition, the USB made supporting the biggest domestic user of soy, U.S. poultry, livestock and fish farmers, its top priority. USB is made up of 69 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are invested in the areas of animal utilization, human utilization, industrial utilization, industry relations, market access and supply. As stipulated in the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for the USB and the soybean checkoff. For more information on the USB, log on to www.unitedsoybean.org. ❖

Statement from ag groups on wolf de-listing The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers Association applaud the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to de-list the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List effective Jan. 27 and return control back to the state of Minnesota. The organizations are hopeful this decision will stand and that the de-listing process is not suspended or delayed due to legal action by certain interest groups. If legal challenges disrupt this de-listing process, as they have in the past, the organizations stand ready to aggressively press the Minnesota congressional delegation to immediately de-list the wolf and further protect its de-listing from frivolous lawsuits. Despite de-listing, there still is a need for professional wolf trappers employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to respond to wolf complaints. It is deeply concerning that USDA officials continue to take the stance that they will not provide funding to pay for trappers in 2012. In fact, it appears there will be no trappers able to respond to wolf complaints starting Jan. 1, and that several professional wolf trappers have received termination notices. Also, despite de-listing, the organizations believe the Minnesota legislature should continue to fund the wolf depredation program to pay for livestock lost to wolves. Moving forward the organizations stand ready to work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, MDA and the USDA to address funding issues and strategies for outreach and implementation of the state wolf management plan. ❖


Experts analyze the 2012 soybean seed situation spring followed with an exceedingly dry fall and very hard soil conditions, seed inoculates should be considered for 2012 soybeans. We’ve starved soil bacteria this fall so adding new bacteria via inoculation is most pruSteve O’Neill Bruce Knoke Tom Carlson dent.” gen thinks the Liberty Link chemistry Green-tinted seed might be presenting a stronger disease Ziller said even the presence of package across the board. some “green-tinted” soybeans caused Quality not an issue by the premature frost isn’t a germiBill Luepke, operations manager for nation issue, even though those beans Remington Seeds’ Olivia plant, said might have less vigor. “Admittedly overall quality of soybean seed going seeing some green-tinted seeds in the into planters this spring won’t be an bag might trigger a question, the issue. Virtually everything through germ is what it is,” Ziller said. “The their 10 soybean conditioning plants soybean industry is making good across the Midwest is being tagged 90 progress on the overall genetic qualpercent germ. Also if the economics ity of soybean seed. We’re conditionkeep favoring corn, corn acres will ing everything from 1.0 to 2.3 maturiexpand and soybean acres backsliding. ties. “This is very likely here in this part “What I’m hearing from many seed of Minnesota where other crop choices companies is that soybean sales are such as sugar beets, sweet corn, can- slow, mostly because corn is where the ning peas and edible beans, especially excitement is these days. Everybody Navy beans, are capturing some pretty is saying, ‘wait ’til after the first of the hefty contract options,” Luepke said. year, then we’ll talk soybeans. So Keltgen said, “because of growing come April and May it will be the ❖ conditions this season, a cold and wet usual dash to the finish line.”

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stands and subsequent yields might be a factor.” He said, however, that there are so many new genetics getting into soybean varieties that seed prices down the road are likely to be more of an issue. Precision Soya Jeff Keltgen operates 11 soybean seed conditioning plants across five Midwest states. Good shape “We’re a little short on our earlier products but in good shape on both quality and quantity,” said Tom Carlson, agronomist with Gold Country Genetics, Hutchinson, Minn. “Corn seems to be driving the market these days. It may be taking acres from soybeans but lots of factors, especially soil moisture, will impact final decisions come planting time. We sold out early on our 85- to 90-day corn products because it appears a good chunk of ‘prevent-planting’ acres from last spring are going corn next spring.” The Gold Country soybean package continues to expand various disease tolerance characteristics. “About 90 percent of our soybeans are now soybean cyst resistant. The sudden death syndrome flares up more frequently so SDS scores are important. Also we’re broadening the genetic base of our phytophthora races for more resistance across different environments.” Carlson contends that even though corn yields get more attention, soybeans are doing well, suggesting even a half-bushel soybean yield increase with $11 beans is significant. “Our biggest management challenge continues to be how to coax out those higher yields.” Seed size varies Quality will be good to excellent on Hefty brand soybeans, said Jeff Keltgen, seed specialist at their Olivia location. He said most of their soybeans will be tagged 90 percent germination with a good portion at 95 percent germ score. He, too, noted seed size will vary among seed lots depending upon maturity and location of where the crop was grown. “Smaller seeds may take an extra day to pop out of the ground but size per se isn’t a factor of overall vigor,” Keltgen said. He’s noting that Liberty Link soybeans are getting grower attention primarily due to some resistance problems with Roundup. Some suggest a lesser yield drag with Liberty Link soybeans also. Ignite is the new marketing “name” for these soybeans. Kelt-

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Yes, some lower germ seed. Yes, smaller seed, too. But despite these two realities, not to worry about the overall quality of soybean seed for the 2012 crop year. That in essence is the collective opinion of several seed men contacted by The Land. “Because of the fast dry-down in the field, lots of soybeans got harvested in the 8 to 9 percent moisture range last fall and lots of smaller-sized beans too, but in germ and vigor scores we’re seeing overall quality is good,” said Jeff Ziller of Finish Line Seeds, Bird Island, Minn., a grower/conditioning operation. He indicated germination testing so far on their beans have been 90 percent or better. “Supply should not be an issue on soybeans,” said Steve O’Neill, CEO of Corn Capital Innovations, an Olivia, Minn.,-based company providing total crop management services on both soybean and hybrid corn seed products. “Yes, our wet spring delayed plantings, and planting conditions impacted yields. There are a few quality issues within the industry on the soybean seed crop but because soybeans aren’t grabbing the headlines this year, I don’t see quality as a factor,” O’Neill said. He noted that at current prices, soybeans aren’t competing against corn, and several others crops. “They’re just not a ‘highlight’ crop, instead right now soybeans are the back-burner crop. They need a market charge to make soybeans ‘price friendly’ in this competitive crop outlook for 2012.” Respectable crop Bruce Knoke, Precision Soya operations officer, said warehouses at their Olivia, Minn., location are filling with a respectable soybean crop despite planting delays and early frost. This means 85 percent germ is more the norm on much of Minnesota and western Iowa soybean seed production. He also acknowledged seed size is smaller but that’s not a vigor issue with soybeans. Lower germ scores may be a “bargaining chip” on soybean seed prices at the farmer-dealer level. Knoke, a veteran observer of the U.S. soybean industry, said farmers traditionally just kick up their planting rates to compensate. “Farmers tend to overplant on soybean seeds. If you’re putting 150,000 soybean seeds into the ground, you’re not worrying about stands. It’s when you get into the 100,000 plants per acre that soybean

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MSR&PC youth scholarships The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is offering high school and college scholarships to students who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs focused on agriculture. College eligibility requirements • A resident of Minnesota • From a family who is active in agriculture • A junior or senior in college • Pursuing an education in soybean agronomy, soil science, soybean genetics, large animal vet or animal nutrition • Active in ag-related, campus and/or community activities High school eligibility requirements • A resident of Minnesota • From a family who is active in agriculture

• Graduating from high school in the spring of 2012 • Must be active in both agriculture and community • Must be pursuing an education in agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural animal nutrition, large animal vet or food science related program For 2012-13, four, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students and up to four, $2,000 scholarships will be granted to college juniors and seniors. Guidelines and applications are available at www.mnsoybean.org. Questions may be directed to the Minnesota Soybean office at (888) 896-9678. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before March 1. Minnesota Soybean leaders will then interview finalists. Successful scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1. ❖

Checkoff: Demand strong for U.S. soy abroad Federal government figures show U.S. soy continues to be in strong demand among international customers. Buyers outside of the United States purchased 1.5 billion bushels of whole U.S. soybeans in the latest marketing year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That makes U.S. soy one of the largest agricultural exports. And U.S. agriculture continues to lead all economic sectors with a positive balance of trade. “Increasing demand for U.S. soy abroad has been the cornerstone of the soybean-checkoff-funded marketing efforts for the past 20 years,” said Jim Call, a soybean farmer from Madison, Minn. Call also chairs the United Soybean Board International Marketing program. “We focus not just on China, but on increasing sales in other international markets, as well. “The soybean checkoff helps fund market-building activities like hosting international buying teams and conducting poultry and livestock feeding demonstrations abroad that prove the advantages of using U.S. soy,” Call said. Additional key soybean export figures for the 2010-11 marketing year:

• U.S. soybean farmers helped export over 1.5 billion bushels of whole soybeans. • Soybean meal from over 332 million bushels of soybeans was exported. • Oil from approximately 290 million bushels of soybeans went to foreign customers. Soy users in China weighed in as the top international customers of whole U.S. soybeans buying 895 million bushels, up from 825 million bushels during the 2010-11 marketing year. Other top importing markets for whole U.S. soybeans in the last marketing year include the following. • Mexico: 124.3 million bushels • Japan: 75.2 million bushels • Indonesia: 71.03 million bushels • Taiwan: 55.9 million bushels • Germany: 36.3 million bushels • Spain: 28.6 million bushels • Egypt: 27.8 million bushels • South Korea: 26.3 million bushels • Thailand: 18.6 million bushels The soybean checkoff funds international marketing efforts in more than 80 countries worldwide. These include market development, communications and education. ❖

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ASA tells story of success for soybean growers in ‘11 ing or pod-fill. Soybean varieties with SDS tolerance often don’t incur the severity of symptoms non-tolerant varieties do. For this reason, variety selection is a key management practice to reduce plant damage and yield loss. To assist growers in choosing resistant varieties, Pioneer researchers rate products in multiple test sites with known

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farmers by urging additional testing of the interference caused by a proposed nationwide broadband network. “Record U.S. soybean production and export values and record biodiesel production were clear indicators of the benefit of the ASA’s long-term efforts to increase both domestic and international market demand,” Kemper said. “While we are proud of our work, this is a shared record of accomplishment that was made possible by the work of the ASA, our state affiliates, the soybean checkoff at both the national and state levels, and our industry partners.” “ASA had a highly successful year in 2011 for our members and soybean farmers, and 2012 promises to be a year full of challenges,” Wellman said. “ASA will continue its close involvement in the development of the new farm bill; defend biodiesel’s renewable fuel standard and work to extend the biodiesel tax incentive; fight regulatory overreach; and increase market access for U.S. soybeans.” See the ASA’s complete summary of accomplishments for soybean growers in 2011 at www.soygrowers.com/policy/ ASA_2011Accomplishments.pdf. The ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. The ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in the ASA by over 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown. ••• This article was submitted by the American Soybean Association.

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American Soybean Association farmer-leaders recently reviewed some of the key accomplishments from a year that saw the ASA serve soybean farmers by protecting and increasing the market value and opportunities for U.S. soybeans. “ASA members play an effective role in domestic and international policy development,” said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean producer from Syracuse, Neb. “Working with our state affiliates and industry partners, the ASA advanced soybean farmer interests in numerous areas in 2011.” The essential elements of the ASA’s 2012 farm bill proposal that would help farmers manage risk were included in the farm bill developed by the House and Senate agriculture committees in 2011. “Even though the Super Committee process failed, the ASA’s collaborative work with ag committee leadership and the progress made on a revenue program that complements crop insurance will be key to maintaining our forward momentum toward a farm bill next year,” said ASA Chairman Alan Kemper, a soybean producer from Lafayette, Ind. Kemper served as ASA president in 2011. The ASA successfully pressed for passage of free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama that represent nearly $3 billion in additional agricultural exports. The ASA also worked to maintain access for U.S. soybean exports to the European Union by addressing the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive. The ASA worked to protect the GPS signals and equipment important to

historical SDS occurrence. Tolerance data are collected and analyzed across years to determine the appropriate SDS tolerance score. Pioneer research efforts, including use of markerassisted selection and the Accelerated Yield Technology system, are providing higher levels of tolerance to sudden death syndrome in high-yielding, elite soybean varieties. Pioneer now has varieties that score as high as an 8 for SDS tolerance on a 1 to 9 scale (9 being most tolerant). “Growers saw strong yield advantages from elite Pioneer brand soybean varieties,” Nelson said. “Providing multiple resistance traits in the same variety is especially important to manage SDS, because both SDS tolerance and SCN resistance are frequently needed in the same product.” Despite genetic tolerance, farmers may still encounter yield loss from

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Yield loss caused by sudden death syndrome continues to plague growers throughout the Midwest. Researchers at Pioneer Hi-Bred say SDS-tolerant varieties are key to managing the disease. SDS originally was considered an issue for the southern soybean-growing region, but now has moved as far north as Minnesota and as far east as Ohio. For many affected areas, SDS ranks second in economic losses only to soybean cyst nematode. “There’s a 40 percent chance for growers in highly infested areas, such as those in Iowa and Missouri, to have

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Syngenta honored with Agrow award for Vibrance Syngenta won an Agrow award for best new crop protection product for Vibrance, a new broad-spectrum fungicide designed specifically as a seed treatment. In its fourth year, the Agrow Awards recognize excellence across the international crop protection and production industry. This award further recognizes the innovative work Syngenta scientists are doing to support the changing needs of modern agriculture, which coincides with the goals of the International Year of Chemistry. For Syngenta, winning this award is another step in the company’s continuing efforts as a global leader in science to raise awareness of the importance of chemistry, both within the agribusiness sector and beyond. “Syngenta scientists and researchers around the globe are working daily to show how the use of chemistry can help provide increased efficiencies in food, feed and fuel production,” said Coby Long, head, Seedcare asset management, Syngenta. “To

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as cereals. “Over the last few decades we have witnessed major advances in the application of chemistry to agriculture, and Syngenta scientists are continually working to develop new compounds that will increase productivity and bring plant potential to life,” Long said. “With superior seed genetics and our vast portfolio of seed treatments and crop protection products, Syngenta helps growers protect their crops from damaging pests to maximize crop quality and yield potential. Syngenta believes that by continuing to remain at the forefront of developing innovative new chemistries like sedaxane, we can meet the demands of feeding a growing world population, which is expected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050.” 2011 marked the UNESCO International Year of Chemistry. Internally and externally, Syngenta chemists have actively found ways to educate and excite people about chemistry all year through events and online activities, as well as hosting scientific meetings and symposia. Gerardo Ramos, head of Crop Protection Research and Development at Syngenta, attended the opening ceremony in Paris to speak about the importance of chemistry in food production and water conservation. Christoph Mader, head of Legal and Taxes at Syngenta, and chairman of SGCI Chemie Pharma Switzerland, opened the Swiss activities earlier last year in Bern. The Agrow Awards showcase excellence across several categories, including most innovative chemistry, best formulations innovation and best novel agricultural biotechnology, among others. For more information about the Agrow Awards, log on to www.agrowawards.com. For more information about the International Year of Chemistry, log on to www.chemistry2011.org. For more information about Syngenta, log on to www.syngenta-us.com. ❖

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SDS, from pg. 13A SDS. Nelson said practices to minimize yield loss include improving drainage and avoiding planting windows when the seed will be in cold wet conditions. Managing soybean cyst populations through crop rotation and sources of resistance also will improve tolerance to SDS. “SCN problems can make the crop more vulnerable to SDS,” Nelson said. SDS is a disease that easily can be confused with other diseases such as brown stem rot. For an accurate diagnosis, growers should consult their local agronomist. For more information on managing SDS, SCN resistance, tolerant varieties with top yield potential and other important traits for your area, contact your local Pioneer sales professional or log on to www.pioneer.com/soybeans, or contact an agronomist in your area. ❖


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“It’s the balancing of these issues that is so controversial, and varies widely from commodity to commodity and sector to sector,” he said. Direct payments are being challenged for the upcoming farm bill. Thanks to strong commodity prices, DPs have been a small issue in most of the Corn Belt but still are a big item in southern states with sugar cane and cotton as chief commodities. Both have faced stiff market competition from other parts of the globe. “Biofuels have now become the big player in commodity markets. But more importantly they have become vital in the security of our country,” Tumbleson said. He noted that markets, various commodities including gold, even many policies, occur in waves and right now agriculture is riding a strong wave. Biofuels Taking a 10-year look on biofuels, he doesn’t predict any significant change in feedstocks, saying corn will still be the basic provider. But Tumbleson thinks corn will be considered as a co-product of

and understanding of the DNA of grasses, mono-cropping is not going to be a problem. So it appears the biggest issue of corn-on-corn is simply doing it environmentally correct.” Tumbleson talks about the philosophy of crop movement, in essence the processing of corn so that the maximum amounts of protein and energy are generated from each acre. “This is the environmental move we have to take with a crop like corn that is so valuable. We haven’t yet touched all the things we can do with corn. If we’re going to concentrate on growing corn to export to China to feed a pig then we’ve lost a big part of what we need to do in our industry,” he said. Exports He’s not minimizing the value of exports. “If we eliminate trade we’re done as a country,” Tumbleson said. “It’s going to take even more research, more creativity, to make corn a champion protein and energy provider combined, but it’s possible and it will be done.” Private or public research? “The primary responsibility is with our universities because of the singular importance of generating unbiased research,” he said. “This means more creative ways to generate funding for university research, and more open-minded, unbiased efforts by our scientists.” Tumbleson admitted to a personal opinion that not enough university research is generated by “thinking and digging” outside the box. ❖

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the biofuels industry because more new co-products are being discovered. And when 300-bushel corn becomes a more common reality, world food issues will revolve even more around protein sources rather than energy. “These 300-bushel yields on a peracre basis may have total protein production comparable with soybeans and other high protein crops,” he said. “Where we’re really challenged is how to better use photosynthesis to capture even more of all the free energy of our sun. Soon a multitude of new products, new uses from various plants, will become mainstream. And corn with good technology will still be the key player in feeding the world. This is a direction our researchers at our various land grant colleges need to go,” Tumbleson said. Cropping strategies So how does continuous corn work in his cropping strategies? “Corn is an interesting crop. Soybeans are an interesting crop,” he said. “Corn technologies, especially in the area of traits, have come along much faster. But soybeans are so good for our soils. They take nitrogen out of the air and replenish our soils. And soybeans also get rid of some soil-borne diseases that would trouble corn. “My biggest fear has been getting too far into a mono-crop syndrome. However researchers around the world tell me that should be my least worry. With the genomic mapping of the corn plant

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer There are different ways of protecting risk, but where do we arrive at a risk number that is fair and equitable for farmers? Gerald Tumbleson Sherburn, Minn.,area farmer Gerald Tumbleson cautioned that too much risk protection is likely self-defeating. Tumbleson, the past president of the National Corn Growers Association and occasional traveler to Washington, D.C., to provide input on proposed farm bill policy, was interviewed at the recent Minnesota Agri-Growth Council annual meeting. Reflecting on European traditions where too much protection was offered, Tumbleson said the “over-protection” element lessened individual incentives. He cautioned the same thing could happen if crop insurance becomes the key element in protecting farm income. Risk and profit “You can’t make a profit without risk. In capitalism you need risk to generate profit. But you need protection against risks beyond your control and that’s weather,” Tumbleson said. However, if you limit this risk so that profit is limited also, then some other usage of capital has to occur to generate profit.

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Economist: Exports and energy are key drivers By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer The simple logistics of being nextdoor neighbors is a primary reason Canada and Mexico are the biggest trading partners of the United States. “But it’s the strength of the Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso that fuels this trade,” said Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo chief agricultural economist, speaking at the Nov. 16 annual meeting of the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council. Today the relatively weak U.S. dollar is a key factor in the strength of U.S. ag exports, which totaled an alltime record $19 billion in 2010, and could be even greater for fiscal 2011. Swanson is less encouraged about future agricultural trade with the European Union. He suggested growth of the Euro Zone at best will be only 1 to 1 1/2 percent of Gross Domestic Product.

Suffice to say that without our national ethanol policy we would not have commodities priced as they are today. Right or wrong, I don’t care. But scary is the reality that the U.S. ethanol program is vulnerable in the eyes of many politicians. — Michael Swanson “Population growth is zero in the 27 countries of the European Union,” he said. “They have 500 million people in the EU — 330 million is the U.S. population — but they are not a new demand factor for U.S. goods and it looks like the Euro will continue to weaken over time simply because of the current financial crises in so many EU countries.” He also questioned China’s continued dominance of world trade. “There’s a fundamental assumption that China’s economic power will continue,

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but there is also a growing uncertainty,” Swanson said. “Today there is a murky relationship between the Chinese Yuan and the U.S. dollar. And 80 percent of Chinese imports of U.S. agricultural products are in just two categories: soybeans and cotton.” In 2010, the United States enjoyed a $14 billion surplus in net agricultural trade to China, with a likely 30 percent increase for 2011, Swanson said. But he questioned the sustainable competitive advantage of China, listing labor and environmental issues as new challenges for a government that also faces an increasingly “restless” population. So how do these changing global issues impact the new U.S. farm bill? “A farm program needs a different emphasis going forward,” said Swanson, who noted that if global demand is the new source of growth of the U.S. farm economy, then farm policy needs to be geared toward more stable, consistent and fair exchange rates rather than direct payments. He suggested the World Trade Organization as being a key player in the development of agricultural trade, and perhaps this puts even more emphasis on the vital role of U.S. trade teams, especially those involving U.S. farmers. “In theory you can say that negotiations deal in black and white,” Swanson said, “but so often personal relationships, especially at the farm level, make a difference in trade dealings. European nations are good at this, having spent decades getting their key producers in chairmanship positions of trade matters. We need a bigger effort in developing that core of U.S. producers in diplomatic relationships. At the Chinese buyers to U.S. farmer level, these relationships matter.” He suggested that today it’s their buyers meeting and seeing our farmers as real people, and vice versa. “Trust so often is the final determiner and face-to-face is how you build trust.” $90 crude for $6 corn On energy, Swanson indicated that if

crude oil continues in the $90 range and the U.S. energy policy stays in place, then $6 corn will stay in place. “Suffice to say that without our national ethanol policy we would not have commodities priced as they are today. Right or wrong, I don’t care. But scary is the reality that the U.S. ethanol program is vulnerable in the eyes of many politicians.” The volatility of the U.S. GDP is the big issue in the U.S. economy, Swanson said. He pointed out there are about the same number of people employed in the United States today as in 2001, thus the 9.5 percent unemployment. “Capital invested in automation is a better chip than capital invested into labor thus labor will stay stagnant, both in the United States and wherever automation occurs. The runaway train of government spending is being spiked by Medicare and Social Security. “So it’s logical to expect tax hikes at both the personal and corporate levels. Economic volatility will get worse,” Swanson said, adding that price volatility will be greater and so will working capital per unit of productivity. China, the No. 1 debt holder in the United States, and Japan, the No. 2 U.S. debt holder, will continue to keep money in America. Swanson said the U.S. treasury views this as sort of a free loan. So with 7 billion people today is feeding a projected world population of 9 billion by 2050 doable? “Absolutely,” Swanson said, pointing out that compared to world production figures, the U.S. farmer is about eight times more productive than average, on a per-acre basis. He said Canadian farmers, some European farmers and also Brazilian and Argentina producers are about equal to a U.S. farmer’s productivity. “But there are so many areas of this world still using old seeds, old fertilizer and equipment,” he said. “If they could upgrade even to our 1990 standards they would see a doubling of their production. And these areas represent a much bigger land base than the farm belt of America.” Using Africa as an example, Swanson said that vast continent could readily become sustainable in food production. Citing the tremendous resources of the various countries of Africa, including agricultural lands that could be much more productive See SWANSON, pg. 17A


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During the three-day institute, participants examined issues and chal-

“But that won’t work across southern Minnesota these days. Instead you’re talking seven and eight years of yield value to buy that acre of land and that,” as Swanson labeled it, “is stepping way out.” He suggested it’s better to talk in terms of “years of yield” traded rather than dollars and interest rates. “Farmers can run the spreadsheet any way they want on corn prices and make it work,” he said, “but it won’t work by using 500-bushel corn yields.” Swanson contends that when you’re trading more than four years worth of yield you’re putting on some real risk. On the issue of declining farm numbers, Swanson said that it’s an ongoing reality of more capital, big machinery, better technology and significant commodity competition. He contends that if you look at the total support industry that services agriculture today, even though there are fewer farmers the total support industry is significantly larger, and keeps growing. “We simply need to remember agriculture is a team sport,” he said. ❖

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lenges facing cooperatives, agriculture and rural America. The program’s goal is to enhance critical thinking and leadership skills in individuals who show promise as leaders in their rural communities. New Leader Institute participants heard from leading experts on agriculture and community development, including Mark Mayfield, former National FFA president, who discussed leadership in their cooperatives and communities. The New Leader Institute featured an evening with the CHS Board of Directors and management and participation in the CHS Annual Meeting, including management and operations reports and the business session. ❖

SWANSON, from pg. 16A with the right inputs, he said, “If Africans want to feed themselves they need to learn how to manage a corn crop planted at 37,000 plants per acre utilizing the best seeds and fertilizers. “Making this transition would likely mean they could even shrink the total land devoted to agriculture, free up labor to go into the manufacture of goods and services for the people, improve their medical training and provide more and better quality food in the process.” Trade years of yield when determining land value Relating to the prosperity and booming land values of U.S. agriculture, Swanson suggested that U.S. farmers take a new look at determining what they can pay for additional farmland. His formula: Years of yield that you are willing to trade to buy one acre of land. Relating to the 1920s, Swanson said during that era farmers were willing to trade four years of yield. So today if your expectation is $6 corn and 200-bushel corn, on that same four-year swap you’re talking $1,200 gross per year or $4,800 per acre value.

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other countries. To adequately diversify with individual stocks and bonds, you need enough money to select a variety of investments. Mutual funds are a way for even the small investor to become diversified. A mutual fund pools dollars from many investors and assembles a portfolio designed to achieve a specific investment objective. Time period is another type of diversification that is often overlooked. The inclination is to “time” buying and selling but this is difficult, if not impossible, to do. It is easier to be invested for a longer period of time over different market cycles. Although there may be fluctuations over the short term when investing in stocks (for example, stocks lost 22 percent in 2002 but were up 29 percent the next year), by being invested over a longer period of time, these fluctuations can be smoothed out. Done properly, diversification can reduce much of the total risk of investing. Even with a relatively small amount of money, all investors should diversify their investments, whatever their goals. Diversification is a cornerstone of wise investing. For more information, contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach office or contact Brenda Schmitt at (641) 512-0650 or schmitt@iastate.edu. ••• This article was submitted by the Cerro Gordo County office of Iowa State University Extension in Mason City, Iowa.

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A risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio is called diversification. “Typically, a portfolio of different kinds of investments will, on average, yield higher returns and pose a lower risk than any individual investment found within the portfolio, said Brenda Schmitt, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Family Finance field specialist. Investing in one security can result in disaster. By investing in several different securities, the impact of any one investment on the portfolio’s return is not that significant, even if that security’s value goes to zero. Diversify your investments both by selecting a variety of asset classes, such as stocks and bonds, and a variety of securities within one asset class is a good idea. Have some of your investment dollars in a mix of cash, stocks, bonds and possibly other asset categories, and then also diversify within each of these categories. Different industries, such as oil firms and retail firms, may act differently to changing economic conditions. For example, when oil prices increase, oil firms benefit but retailers may lose business because consumers have less money to spend after filling their gas tanks. Likewise, fixed-income investments should include both government and corporate bonds and possibly some international exposure by having bonds in companies that operate in

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Grain Outlook Livestock Angles Grain Angles Holiday market 2011’s volatility to Facing a year of trend holds true uncertainty continue The following market analysis is for the week ending Dec. 30. CORN — Corn sailed through first resistance levels in the mid-$6.20s as traders returned from their Christmas holiday to find South America without significant rainfall. Christmas price history was proven correct again this year with a higher close both before and after the holiday. March corn closed higher eight consecutive sessions, similar to last year when it rallied nine days, ending Dec. 29. Production estimates for Argentina and Brazil are being cut by private entities by 1 to 2 million PHYLLIS NYSTROM Country Hedging metric tons to the 24 mmt to 25 St. Paul mmt range due to dryness and versus U.S. Department of Agriculture’s last 29 mmt forecast. It’s also thought that as of Dec. 26, 10 to 15 percent of the unplanted, intended corn acres in Argentina may not get planted at all. The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange pegged Argentine corn planting at 80 percent complete as of Dec. 29. If we come back from the New Year’s celebration without relief in South America, corn should extend its rally; but if the forecasts look more favorable, the gap left after Christmas at $6.21 3/4 is likely to get filled. Another factor to watch as we approach the Jan. 12 USDA crop production and quarterly grain stocks reports is fund rebalancing. It’s expected that from Jan. 9-15 funds may need to sell 22,000 corn contracts to get their indexes in balance. Weekly ethanol production soared to a new record

The year in livestock was definitely an interesting one right from the beginning. New all-time high prices were paid for both hogs and cattle during 2011, with cattle still near those all-time highs. As we look forward into 2012, it would appear that the extreme volatility experienced during the past year will continue into the next. The past couple of weeks in the cattle market seem to be a repeat of the previous two weeks. The number of cattle available versus the packer having his margins squeezed creating a standoff between the two until one gives in, which lately has been the JOE TEALE Broker packer. This has kept the price being paid for finished cattle at Great Plains Commodity Afton near record levels. The problem has become that the packer is forcing the beef cutouts higher to try to cut some of the loss he is paying for the live inventory. Because of the increased cutouts, the volume in boxed beef trade has decreased substantially over the past month. With available cattle numbers expected to increase and decreased demand for beef, the prospects are turning toward a retreat in prices as we head into the first month of the new year due to the increasing supplies and decreasing demand. Producers should use the recent strength to protect inventories in the first quarter of the new year. The hog market slipped through December on adequate supplies and declining demand for pork product. The good news continues to be the export mar-

In closing the pages on 2011 and opening the book on 2012, we face a year of uncertainty. Will 2011 have marked the peak of the commodities markets? Will the world economy stabilize and recover? Where will the next mass protest occur? How will a politically divided nation find leadership that can bring all sides together to solve our national debt challenge? The questions can go on for several pages, if we ask them. Uncertainty is clearly a theme for 2012 and beyond. Webster’s Dictionary defines uncertainty as a noun: the quality or state of being uncertain — doubt. Closely related are words TOM NEHER such as distrust, dubiety, misgiv- AgStar VP Agribusiness ing, mistrust, reservation, skepti& Grain Specialist Rochester cism and suspicion. Do these words describe how many of us feel about our political leaders, banking institutions, religious leaders, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or even the markets? How do we make sense and order out of the world that we live in today? A year ago in this column I wrote about “Black Swans” and the book written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. In his book Taleb writes about his black swan theory or black swan events as being a metaphor that describes the concept that “the event is a surprise (to the observer) and has a major impact. After the fact, the event is rationalized by hindsight.” We certainly saw some Black Swans this last year in the form of the “Arab Spring,” in which oppressed people changed the political landscape. I was visiting with a friend of mine the other night

See NYSTROM, pg. 19A

See TEALE, pg. 19A

See NEHER, pg. 19A

Information in the above columns is the writer’s opinion. It is no way guaranteed and should not be interpreted as buy/sell advice. Futures trading always involves a certain degree of risk.


Weather to take center stage as we begin 2012 export line on subsequent reports could show an increase for U.S. exports. We have double the amount of new crop bushels sold this year when compared to last year. March corn as of Dec. 30 has rallied 72 1/4 cents off the recent low. Resistance in March corn is in the mid-$6.60s to $6.70s, support at the $6.21 3/4 gap. OUTLOOK: Thin volumes and South American weather best describe the major influences on corn to end the calendar year. Producers have taken advantage of the rally that brought flat prices to $6 and higher. Interest in beginning or adding to sales of 2012 crop also increased on the rally. The new year will ring in a balancing act between anticipated lower ending stocks on the Jan. 12 crop report, a possible return of fund money to begin a new month/quarter/ year versus forecasted index selling to

Demand the main catalyst the price is less than half that the price of choice beef. With the economic situation changing little, the demand for protein, and the cost disparity, look for the demand for pork to remain constant and even increase. This should give hogs some underlying support and at minimum start to slow the recent decline in prices. Producers should be cognizant of the current market conditions and protect inventories as these market conditions warrant. I would like to wish everyone a prosperous and safe new year. ❖

Think global, act local way around the world. Yet our actions need to be “local” — on our farms, in our communities and local markets. We can have more impact on what happens on our farms than we can our neighbor’s or the economy in China. We need to remember to think about the impact of the global economy and events around the world; but our action (work) is most productive if focused locally (our farms). We can work on risk and margin management on our farms. We can focus on the best production practices for our own land. We can invest our energy into the relationships that mean the most to us. As we look toward the year ahead, these are the things that may help us to make sense and order out of the world that we live in today. ❖

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NEHER, from pg. 18A about these issues and our national and global economies. After a long conversation about all that was going badly in the world, he said something that caused me to ponder. He said, “The only way that I know how to handle the uncertainty is to think globally and to act locally.” After a long pause, I told him that he may have just struck on the way that we need to look at farm management. We need to think about the global nature of our interconnected economies. We need to remember that what happens in another country will have “ripple effects” on our local economies. Let us be cognizant that the Black Swans that others witness will also have an impact on us, half-

with 32 percent fewer bushels on the books than a year ago at this time. The last USDA report projected this year’s exports to be down 13.3 percent from last year. If South American production is cut, we could still see our exports rebound, but that won’t be known for awhile. China’s soybean crush is currently negative which may be keeping that demand at bay for the time being, even while we are competitive in the export arena. OUTLOOK: Weather will take center stage as we usher in 2012. Fresh money coming back to the market and the upcoming crop reports may be enough to extend the rally toward $12.50 per bushel. The simple truth is that South American weather forecasts will dictate where soybean prices go. Last year, March 2011 beans settled at $14.03 per bushel on Dec. 31, 2010. This year March soybeans 2012 closed out the year at $12.07 3/4 per bushel. This was up 35 1/4 cents for the week. March soybeans first level of resistance is near $12.57/$13, support at $11.76 1/4 (gap)/$11.42 per bushel. November 2012 soybeans settled at $12.04 1/4, up 25 1/4 cents for the week. Nystrom’s notes: Contract changes for the week ending Dec. 30: March Minneapolis wheat was the laggard, only up a nickel this week, while Chicago gained 30 3/4 cents and Kansas City jumped 42 cents higher. February crude oil fell 85 cents to $98.83 this week, heating oil was 1 1/2 cents higher, gasoline fell 2 cents and natural gas dropped to its lowest level since September 2009 at $2.98, down 15.8 cents on the week. At mid-afternoon Dec. 30, the Dow was down 64 points for the week, the U.S. dollar index was up 0.24 points, and gold declined $39.70 to $1,566.30 per ounce. ❖

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TEALE, from pg. 18A ket, which has been the consistent all year. With the recent release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Hogs and Pigs report, the traders’ response was neutral to slightly negative. It is obvious that the contraction of the industry is still not evident in the results of this report. Supply does not appear to be the main catalyst in price direction in the months ahead, but rather the demand. The comparison between the pork and beef cutouts suggest that this disparity will increase the demand for pork since

rebalance positions. Where weather falls in this equation is the big unknown. Consolidating trade ahead of Jan. 12 will be expected with downside limited. For a little year-end comparison, March corn 2010 settled at $6.29 on Dec. 31, 2010. This year, March corn 2011 settled for the year at $6.46 1/2 per bushel which was 27 cents higher for the week. December 2012 corn was up 17 1/4 this week to close at $5.86 1/4 per bushel. SOYBEANS — Unfavorable South American weather extended the rally in soybeans to eight days before two days of consolidation set the market up for a push higher into year end. If rains move through the most stressed areas of southern Brazil, it will alleviate yield concerns, but the trade would like to actually see the moisture hit the ground. Argentine soybean planting was at 81 percent complete as of Dec. 29, according to the BA Grain Exchange. Argentine soybeans have more time to recover from early stress than do dry areas of southern Brazil. Some soybeans planted in mid-September have already begun to be harvested in the Parana region of Brazil. Yields, according to Michael Cordonnier, were running 30 percent below average. January is seen as the critical time in southern Brazil for beans, while the February-March slot is tied to Argentina. Fund rebalancing will reportedly hit the markets beginning Jan. 9 and run through Jan. 13. As of Dec. 29, it was estimated that 1,500 soybean contracts will need to be sold. This shouldn’t have too great effect on the beans except on possible spillover from other pits. Weekly export sales were decent at 243 million bushels and keeping us

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NYSTROM, from pg. 18A at 962,000 barrels per day, surpassing the old 954,000 barrel record set just three weeks ago. In the FYI column, this week a U.S. district judge ruled that California’s low-carbon fuel standard is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause. This may open up California’s 1.5 billion gallon biofuels market for Midwest ethanol, which had previously been classified as highcarbon. I’m sure there will be more on this in the courts. Weekly export sales were less than stellar at 12.6 million bushels of old crop and 1 million bushels for new crop. Old crop sales fell further behind last year, now down 6 percent versus last year. The latest USDA report is forecasting exports to be down 12.8 percent this year, but with Argentine production estimates being lowered the

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TA-APH yield option for 2012 crop insurance planning Beginning with the 2012 crop year, producers purchasing Federal Crop Insurance for corn and soybeans will have the option to use the TrendAdjusted Actual Production HisFARM PROGRAMS tory Yield By Kent Thiesse Endorsement on their crop insurance policies, rather than the standard Actual Production History. The TA-APH option is available on a county basis in 14 states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, including most major corn and soybean producing counties in the region. In total, approximately 820 counties are eligible for the TA-APH endorsement for corn, and 880 counties are eligible for the option with soybeans. The TA-APH will likely be quite attractive to many Midwest corn and soybean producers. The decision regarding the TA-APH endorsement must be made by the 2012 crop insurance enrollment deadline for corn and soybeans in the Upper Midwest, which is March 15. Background on the TA-APH Endorsement

The APH yields have Table 2: Trend-Adjusted Actual Production been used for many years Table 1: Trend-Adjusted Actual Production History History to determine crop insurYield example for corn Yield example for soybeans ance guarantees for both Reported yield Yield Adjusted yield Year Reported yield Yield Adjusted yield Yield Protection and Rev- Year adjustment adjustment enue Protection policies. Bushels per acre Bushels per acre The APH yield is deter2002 152 25.0 177.0 2002 45 4.0 49.0 mined by a minimum of 2003 157 22.5 179.5 2003 35 3.6 38.6 four years, and up to a 2004 175 20.0 195.0 2004 41 3.2 44.2 maximum of 10 years, of 2005 176 17.5 193.5 2005 50 2.8 52.8 actual yield history on a 2006 173 15.0 188.0 2006 51 2.4 53.4 crop insurance “unit.” If 2007 157 12.5 169.5 2007 48 2.0 50.0 there are more than 10 2008 183 10.0 193.0 2008 45 1.6 46.6 years of yield history, 2009 188 7.5 195.5 2009 44 1.2 45.2 the most recent 10 2010 194 2.5 (5.0) 196.5 2010 53 0.4 (0.8) 53.4 years are used to 180 2.5 182.5 2011 48 0.4 48.4 determine the APH. If 2011 Average 173.5 APH +13.5 trend adj. 187.0 TA-APH Average 46.0 APH +2.2 trend adj. 48.2 TA-APH there are less than four Assumptions: Assumptions: years of APH yields, then • Producer had reported yields for all 10 years (2002• Producer had reported yields for all 10 years (2002pre-set T-yields are used 11). 11). until there is a four-year • Yield adjustment factor is 2.5 bushels per acre per year • Yield adjustment factor is 0.4 bushels per acre per year history. (each county is different). (each county is different). For many years, corn • Yield cap for a year is the highest yield plus the yield • Yield cap for a year is the highest yield plus the yield and soybean producers in adjustment factor. adjustment factor. high production areas (Max. yield = 194 bu./acre + 2.5 bu./acre = 196.5 (Max. yield = 53 bu./acre + 0.4 bu./acre = 53.4 bu./acre) have felt that the 10-year bu./acre) average APH yields used for crop insurance guarnesota have a TA-APH yield adjustManagement Agency, should help antees were not reflective of current ment factor of 2.2 to 2.5 bushels per improve these issues on corn and soyyield potential that exists due to acre for corn, and 0.35 to 0.50 bu./acre bean crop insurance policies for the enhanced seed genetics and improved for soybeans. Producers should check coming crop year. production practices. with their crop insurance agent for the TA-APH yield adjustments Producers also felt there was someThe TA-APH yield adjustment factors TA-APH yield adjustment factors in times a “yield penalty” on farm units their county. are made on a county basis, based on with a longer yield history, due to more historical annual increases in countyA producer’s actual APH yields (four recent yield increases. The TA-APH average corn and soybean yields, as to 10 years) for each year are then used being introduced by the Federal Crop calculated by the National Agricultural with the county TA-APH adjustment Insurance Corp., which is part of the Statistics Service. Most counties in U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk See PROGRAMS, pg. 21A south central and southwestern Min-

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both Yield Protection and Revenue Protection policies for corn and soybeans in 2012 at all coverage levels, except the catastrophic level of 50 percent. Group crop insurance policies, such as GRIP or GRP, already utilize TA-APH yields for policy guarantees. • The decision on whether to use the TA-APH yield endorsement for the coming year must be made by the crop insurance sales closing date, which is March 15, for corn and soybeans in Midwestern states. • To be eligible for the TA-APH yield endorsement for corn and soybeans in 2012, the farm unit must be in a county that is eligible for the TA-APH endorsement. • The decision to utilize the TA-APH yield endorsement is crop specific, and is on a county basis. So, a producer could choose to use TA-APH for corn and not for soybeans, or they could use TA-APH in one county, but not in another county. • The TA-APH yield endorsement is a continuous insurance policy, and will continue in effect unless the producer chooses to drop the endorsement, or unless RMA ends the TA-APH endorsement. If a producer switches crop insurance companies, they will need to re-select the TA-APH endorsement to have it continue. • A producer must have at least one actual reported yield for a crop from a farm unit in the past four years for that crop and farm unit to be eligible for the TA-APH endorsement, which must be an actual yield, and not a T-yield that was used. • There must be a minimum of four reported annual yields in past 12 years for a crop insurance farm unit to be eligible for the full TA-APH yield adjustment; otherwise the yield adjustment factors will be reduced as follows.

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PROGRAMS, from pg. 20A factors to arrive at a final TA-APH yield. The TA-APH yield adjustment factor is added for each year of production history, up to a maximum of 10 years. For example, if the yield adjustment factor for corn is 2.5 bu./acre, then 2.5 bu./acre is added for the most recent year (2011), 5.0 bu./acre is added for the preceding year (2010), and 7.5 bu./acre for the year before that (2009), etc. The maximum yield adjustment for year 10 (2002) would be 25 bu./acre (2.5 bu./acre x 10 years). See Table 1 for a TA-APH example for corn, and Table 2 for a TA-APH example for soybeans. The TA-APH yield does have a yearly maximum or “cap” for any given year during the four to 10 years that are used to calculate the final TA-APH. The yield “cap” for any year is the highest reported yearly yield during the four to 10 years plus the yield adjustment factor. For example, if the highest reported corn yield on a farm unit was 190 bu./acre, and the yield adjustment factor was 2.5 bu./acre, the “cap” yield for any year, after adjustments, would be 192.5 bu./acre. In the TA-APH example for corn in Table 1, the highest yield was 194 bu./acre in 2010, so the “cap” yield is 196.5 bu./acre. Based on the TA-APH formula, the yield adjustment for 2010 would be 5.0 bu./acre; however, since that would exceed the “cap” yield, an adjustment of 2.5 bu./acre was used to arrive at a final maximum yield of 196.5 bu./acre. This situation will likely affect 2012 TA-APH calculations for many corn and soybean producers in southern and western Minnesota, due to 2011 yields being lower than 2010 yields in many areas. Other details on the TA-APH yield endorsement • The TA-APH yield endorsement is available for

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Wishing you a ‘dairy happy’ new year; what lies ahead? This column was written for the marketing week ending Dec. 30. that you had your share of 2012 is upon us and we triumphs and trials in 2011. all wonder what lies ahead. I had two major trials this It’s a far different world year, the most recent being than our fathers and the passing of my wonderful grandfathers lived in and mother on Dec. 28. Our famperhaps they felt the same ily gathered in celebration on New Year’s Day but I MIELKE MARKET of her life in Fond du Lac, really do see us in a very WEEKLY Wis. different world. It is often easier to focus By Lee Mielke If you’re still drawing on the trials than the tribreath and able to read this umphs but I want to tell the story of column then I think it safe to assume the silversmith which has comforted

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me much over the years. Trials and tests are often referred to in Scripture as a refining process and in the book of Malachi there’s a verse that says: “He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver.” I learned that the smith must watch over the process to make sure not to leave the silver in the fire too long or the fire will ruin it, but if it’s not left in long enough, the fire will not burn away all of the alloys. Either way, the silver is worthless for fashioning it into

something of use. When asked how do you know how long to leave the silver in the fire, the smith replied, “I know the silver is ready to come out of the fire when I can see my image in the silver.” ■ The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced December federal order milk prices the last Friday of 2011 and See MIELKE, pg. 23A

TA-APH looks attractive PROGRAMS, from pg. 21A tee with TA-APH, if the coverage level is lowered (Example: from 85 percent to 80 percent coverage), due to higher federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums at lower coverage levels. • 2012 crop insurance premiums for most coverage levels of corn and soybeans in the Midwest will be lower than comparable 2011 premium levels, due to RMA premium adjustments that are based on updated crop insurance actuarial data for several years. Minnesota crop insurance premiums for 2012 are expected to drop by an average of 12 percent for corn and 8 percent for soybeans, as compared to 2011 premiums, for comparable insurance coverage. Actual crop insurance premium adjustments will vary by county and will depend on the insurance coverage level selected. Impacts of selecting the TA-APH endorsement For producers with four or more years of actual production history for corn and soybeans on a farm unit, which has shown increasing yields over that period, there should be a noticeable yield increase with the TA-APH yield endorsement. The yield improvement will vary depending on the actual yield history on the farm unit, the number of years of production history, and the county yield adjustment factor. Based on the TA-APH example for corn shown in Table 1, there was a yield improvement of 13.5 bu./acre, from 173.5 bu./acre with the standard APH to 187.0 bu./acre with TA-APH. The TA-APH example for soybeans in Table 2 showed an increase of 2.2 bu./acre, from an APH yield of 46.0 bu./acre to 48.2 bu./acre with TA-APH. Insurance coverage example from

Table 1 for an 80 percent RP policy Corn: 173.5 bu./acre APH yield x $6/bushel = $1,041 x 0.80 = $832.80/acre guarantee 187.0 bu./acre TA-APH yield x $6/bu. = $1,122 x 0.80 = $897.60/acre guarantee Increased guarantee with the TAAPH endorsement = $ 64.80/acre Bottom line on the TA-APH yield endorsement The TA-APH yield endorsement looks to be an attractive option for many producers on their 2012 crop insurance policies. The combination of the TAAPH endorsement, along with the reductions in crop insurance premiums at comparable coverage levels for most producers, will allow many producers to enhance their crop insurance revenue guarantees for corn and soybeans in 2012. This will allow crop producers to be more aggressive in forward pricing a higher percentage of their anticipated 2012 corn and soybean production during these times of highly volatile market prices. Producers are encouraged to contact their crop insurance agent well ahead of the March 15 deadline for 2012 crop insurance enrollment to find out more details about the TA-APH yield endorsement. There is a lot of variation with the TA-APH endorsement from county-to-county, farm unit-to-farm unit and between corn and soybeans. Crop insurance agents can help producers analyze the various scenarios with the TA-APH endorsement, and look at the best crop insurance strategies for 2012. ••• Kent Thiesse is a government farm programs analyst and a vice president at MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal, Minn. He may be reached at (507) 726-2137 or kent.thiesse@minnstarbank.com.


Holiday season brings with it normal milk backflow that milk processing patterns are shifting and following expected holiday patterns. Fluid milk accounts and smaller processors are taking more time off around the holidays and reducing their milk orders. Schools and colleges closing for the holidays create the normal, expected backflow of milk. Other processors are increasing plant times to handle the increasing milk volumes. The expectations are that plants will be running near capacity, but will be able to handle the current milk supplies. Winter weather conditions were impeding transportation across several states in the south central and southwestern regions. The impact is intense for those areas, but returning to normal, according to the USDA. ■ Many cheese buyers are positioning for the yearand inventory taking and waiting for the results of holiday movement before reordering, according to the USDA’s Dairy Market News. Packagers and processors operated on abbreviated schedules during the holiday weeks, reducing bulk cheese needs. Cheese production has started to increase as holi-

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day surplus milk volumes back into manufacturing channels to run as heavy as desired. Extended schedules will be common into early January. Some plants have orders for specialties for 2012 shipments, at least on some of their production. Most plants will make their default cheese, often cheddar that provides options for later sale, the USDA said. Butter demand tapered off Christmas week as needs had been shipped for the upcoming holiday. Some butter producers and handlers are indicating that some last minute orders did develop, but volumes were not significant. Retail feature activity across the country continued right up to Christmas week, the USDA reported. Throughout the fall of the year, retail features in all regions of the United States have been much heavier than anticipated. This feature activity cleared strong volumes of print butter which kept butter churns active all fall. ••• 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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MIELKE, from pg. 22A the benchmark Class III price is $18.77 per hundredweight, down 30 cents from November but $4.94 above December 2010 and equates to about $1.61 per gallon. The 2011 average is $18.37, up from $14.41 in 2010 and $11.36 in 2009. The December Class IV price is $16.87, down a dollar from November, but $1.84 above a year ago. The Class IV averaged $19.04 in 2011, up from $15.09 in 2010 and $10.89 in 2009. California’s comparable 4a and 4b prices were to be announced by the California Department of Food and Agriculture on Jan. 3. Looking ahead, the Class III futures had the January 2012 contract trading late Friday morning at $17.21; February, $17.41; March, $17.46; April, $17.40; May, $17.20; and June at $17.13. The four-week, National Agricultural Statistics Service-surveyed cheese price averaged $1.8070 per pound, down 3.5 cents from November. Butter averaged $1.6119, down 17 cents, nonfat dry milk averaged $1.4201, down 3.2 cents, and dry whey averaged 65.38 cents, up 1.6 cents from November. Meanwhile trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange was pretty quiet the last week of the year. The 40-pound blocks of cheese closing at $1.5625/lb., unchanged on the week, and 22 cents above that week a year ago. The 500-pound barrels closed Friday at $1.58, up 2 cents on the holiday-shortened week and 24 cents above a year ago. That’s the second week in a row the barrels moved higher. Only one car of barrel traded hands on the week. The lagging NASS-surveyed U.S. average block price fell to $1.6977, down 7.6 cents on the week, while the barrels averaged $1.6356, down 7.4 cents. Cash butter closed at $1.5950, also unchanged on the week, but 7.5 cents below a year ago. No spot butter was sold on the week. NASS butter averaged $1.5918, down slightly. NASS nonfat dry milk averaged $1.3766, down 6.5 cents, and dry whey hit 65.99 cents, up 0.4 cent on the week. ■ It was a bit of a lean week for dairy news specifically. The last Ag Prices report of 2011 was released Friday afternoon after our deadline. There was good news in improved October cheese and butter sales, according to the USDA’s latest commercial disappearance data. American cheese demand gained 4.7 percent from a year ago and was 3.6 percent above previous-month levels. Total cheese use was 4.6 percent higher than October 2010. Nonfat dry milk use, however, lost 16.5 percent, while butter use rose 18.1 percent. The CME’s Daily Dairy Report points out that August to October cheese use was up 1.8 percent from the prior year and butter use was up 12.7 percent. Cheese and butter usage for the year was up 3.1 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively. This fact, says the DDR, helped counter the decline in fluid milk sales, which were off 1.4 percent in the first 10 months of the year. The USDA’s weekly milk production update reports

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Taking action in your business

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As 2012 begins, people start thinking about what the new year has to offer and their lending needs. It is this time of the year that we need to set goals for 2012, and I encourage every business owner to step up and strive to do a better job of managing their business and relationships with their lenders in the coming year. I recently heard a great presentation from a local ag lender about “taking action” in your business. He recommended that you know your cost of production through accurate, timely and accrual-adjusted income statements. He requires all his clients to have an accurate, up-to-date balance sheet, and to complete a yearly analysis on each enterprise on the farm. Using the analysis, he wants to know if you understand and utilize key financial ratios to aid in business planning and decisions, and if you are meeting the goals of the key metrics and ratios. He states that once you have all of the business financials, you need to use this information to put together a three-prong risk management program that includes rev-

Social Security was never intended to be the sole source of income in retirement — it is a supplement, said Brenda Schmitt, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family finance field specialist. “Although some organizations pay a retirement pension, these types of retirement plans are becoming less common. As a result, we are forced to take retirement savings into our own hands,” she said. An individual retirement account, or IRA, is an easy way to save for retirement. Anyone with earned income can set up and contribute to an IRA. There are two types of IRAs — a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA. With a traditional IRA your earnings grow tax deferred. When you withdraw your money in retirement, you pay tax on the withdrawals. You are required to begin withdrawing from your traditional IRA by age 70 1/2. A potential benefit of contributing to an IRA is the ability to deduct those contributions from your taxable income. This allows you to pay taxes on less money in the current year, even though you saved it and have it as an asset. Not all IRAs have this feature, and not every taxpayer can enjoy this benefit, but it can be helpful for some. If you take money out of your IRA before the age of 59 1/2 you may have to pay a 10percent penalty on the amount you with-

enue, inputs and interest rates. This is the process of putting together a comprehensive business plan which is also another suggestion for taking action. Once you have taken action, the communication lines are the most important aspect to any business. Are you continually in contact with your lender and do you communicate if there is a problem? As stated by management consultant Peter Drucker, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Through completion of annual balance sheets, cash flows and financial analysis, every operation is able to measure and then manage their business. The Farm Business Management program provides record-keeping assistance, Finpack financials, benchmarking of your business and goal setting to help with everything this lender is looking for. For more information on the Farm Business Management program, contact a farm business management instructor at www.fbm.mnscu.edu. ••• This article was submitted by Pam Uhlenkamp, South Central College Farm Business Management instructor at Mankato, Minn.

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draw. You may also have to pay income tax on that amount as well. Another type of IRA is the Roth IRA. Like a traditional IRA, a Roth must be funded from earned income. Roth contributions are always made with after-tax money however all earnings within a Roth are tax-free if withdrawn after age 59 1/2, because you have already paid tax on your contributions. Another advantage of the Roth is the ability to contribute to your account after age 70 1/2 and there is no requirement that you begin withdrawing money at any age. If you die with a balance in your Roth IRA, it goes to your heirs tax-free, unlike the traditional IRA where the heirs owe tax. You can set up an IRA through a bank, credit union, savings and loan association, insurance company, mutual fund company or investment broker. When deciding how to invest your IRA contributions it is important, as always, to consider risk and fees. For more information, contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach office or contact Brenda Schmitt at (641) 512-0650 or schmitt@iastate.edu. ••• This article was submitted by the Cerro Gordo County office of Iowa State University Extension in Mason City, Iowa.


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birds in the ensuing weeks likely would only get more difficult. Our hunch was partially correct. On a subsequent hunt two weeks later, we managed to bag our six birds in a brief 90-minute hunt on property Ackarman has enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. As in many Upper Midwest states, Iowa’s ringnecks have taken it on the beak for the last two years. Snow that fell early and deep, some inopportune ice storms that made foraging for the already stressed birds nearly impossible, followed by wet springs have created tough times. In the best days of Iowa ringneck hunting, the annual harvests routinely exceeded a million birds. The last time the annual harvest flirted with that magic number was in 2005, when over 800,000 birds were bagged For the last couple of years, the figure has been closer to 200,000 birds and harvest predictions for the 2011 season are expected to range from 150,000 to 200,000. Last week, the only birds our dogs put up in gun range were hens. Several other birds, possibly roosters educated by a season’s worth of being pursued by my partner and his Labrador, Hank, flushed too far ahead to determine sex. On another tract owned by Ackarman’s father, recently seeded with prairie grasses that is just beginning to get established, the Labrador managed

avian predators such as hawks and owls and den sites and loafing habitat for raccoons.Winter wildlife plantings should include conifers and shrubs, but may also include short deciduous trees such as crabapples which can provide a winter food source plus cover. Plantings should include two rows of shrubs on the windward sides to catch drifting snow, an open snow catch area, four or more rows of closely spaced conifers (spruce, etc.) and two rows of shrubs on the leeward side. A woody cover planting should be large enough to provide shelter in severe winters, at least 200 feet wide and 600 feet in length (about three acres) and be designed as to provide protection from prevailing northwest winds. They may be Lshaped, arc-shaped or rectangular. If possible design the planting to protect a food plot and herbaceous nesting cover, such as switchgrass. To learn more about possible shrubs, trees that can provide winter habitat in Minnesota, log on to Extension’s website at www.extension.umn.edu/agroforestry County Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Natural Resource Conservation Service offices can help landowners identify plant and financial resources for wildlife habitats. Local conservation groups and Pheasants Forever also may help establish habitat plantings. Contact local, area and state wildlife and private lands specialists for more information. Learn more about how to improve winter wildlife habitat in your area and in your landscape. ••• This article was submitted by Gary Wyatt, University of Minnesota Extension educator specializing in natural resources and agroforestry at the regional center in Mankato, Minn. He may be reached at (507) 389-6748 or (888) 241-3214 or wyatt@umn.edu.

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Establishing good winter habitat for pheasants is often neglected until there is a devastating winter blizzard, ice storm or severe winter, when it is too late to help the pheasant population. When spring weather melts the snow drifts and landscapes become green, it is easy to again forget to evaluThe northern Iowa countryate appropriate winter habitat available for pheasants side hasn’t changed a whole and wildlife to survive the next winter. lot in two months. Gary Wyatt, an agroforestry educator with University In the last week of Decemof Minnesota Extension, said that pheasant populations ber, the landscape was as thrive in a landscape that includes 10 to 40 percent of brown as it was on Oct. 29 undisturbed grasslands. when the Hawkeye State’s “In landscapes that have sufficient nesting cover, but ringneck season opened for its experience severe winters, core wintering areas (CWAs) 2011 run. can have a dramatic effect on pheasant populations,” Wyatt On that day, when my fresaid. Nearly 80 percent of pheasants will move less than THE OUTDOORS quent Iowa hunting partner, two miles between nesting habitat and winter cover and Tim Ackarman of Miller, Iowa, By John Cross more than 60 percent of those will move less than a mile. and I set our dogs loose on a Wyatt recommends locating CWAs within one or two miles brisk Saturday morning, it was with lowered expec- of nesting habitats and within three miles of each other to tations. increase benefits to pheasants and other wildlife. Roadside surveys conducted in August had the Winters in the Upper Midwest present the greatest mortality for pheasants. Rarely do pheasants freeze or starve, but Iowa Department of Natural Resources putting the often the blanketing snows and frigid temperatures reduce ringneck population down by half from 2010 levels their health or concentrate them in limited habitats where due to the severe winter and poor spring nesting predators are the direct cause of mortality. weather. CWAs placed near sufficient nesting areas can increase Nevertheless, each of us still managed to bag a over-winter survival and ultimately bring more hens, in brace of birds by day’s end. better condition, into the nesting season. That success was tempered, however, by the knowlWoody cover plantings should provide secure shelter from edge that with the harvest completed, hunting was harsh winter weather and protection from predators. Avoid as easy as it was going to get. Finding surviving planting tall deciduous trees as they provide perch sites for

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U of M offers tips to prevent freezing septic systems Freezing problems with septic systems may be more common this year because a lack of snow cover across Minnesota exposes existing system inadequacies as temperatures dip lower. Snow serves as an insulating blanket over septic tanks and soil treatment areas. According to Extension staff at the University of Minnesota Onsite Sewage Treatment program, lack of snow allows frost to go deeper into the ground, potentially freezing system components. The good news is that frost depths are still fairly shallow statewide. The most important concern is cold air entry into the system. Open, broken and uncapped risers or inspection pipes allow cold air into the system and can cause the system to freeze. Other causes of a frozen septic system include outdated or overloaded systems, the absence of vegetative cover over the system, slow leaking plumbing fixtures, compacted soils and irregular water use. Follow these tips if you are concerned about your system freezing. • Place an 8- to 12-inch layer of mulch over the pipes, tank and soil treatment area to provide extra insulation. • Make sure all access points to your system are covered. Sealing them and adding insulation is a good practice. • Use water, the warmer the better during cold snaps. Run the dishwasher. Take a hot bath. Spread your warm laundry schedule to one load a day instead of doing it all once a week. Do not leave

water running; this will hydraulically overload your system. • Fix any leaky plumbing fixtures or appliances in your home. This will help prevent freezing problems and increase the longevity of your septic system. If you experience a frozen septic system, contact a Minnesota licensed septic system professional immediately to identify the cause of freezing and provide relief. Many maintainers and installers operate steamers and high-pressure jetters to thaw system piping. Other methods used to help fix a freezing problem include adding heat tape and/or tank heaters. Cameras can be sent down the pipes to determine where the freezing is occurring and if repairs are needed. If the soil treatment system is full of ice, or there is evidence of leaking, there is no need to thaw the lines leading to the treatment area, as it cannot accept liquid until the area is thawed in spring. Unless the cause of freezing is corrected, the system is likely to refreeze next winter, so it is essential to identify and correct the problem. In the long term, having a properly designed, installed, maintained and operated system is your best insurance against freezing issues. Do not put off repairing your system if you know of problems. The current lack of snow cover may expose these problems and create costly and difficult circumstances. To find a licensed septic system professional, log on to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website at http://bit.ly/tA8RtQ.

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Left a few birds back for seed CROSS, from pg. 25A to run down a rooster that had evidently been winged by another hunter. The dogs put up several more hens and eventually, two nervous roosters from the thin cover. By the time I caught up with either one with my shotgun, they were only marginally in range: Both of my shots were “Hail Mary’s” more out of frustration than any real hope of connecting. Then my partner had a nice opportunity at a rooster that burst into the air at his feet. He threw his over/under to his shoulder and drawing a bead on the straight-away flier — an easy shot — pulled the trigger. Click. He had forgotten to load his shotgun. Except for the cripple captured by the dog, our bag for four hours of hunting was zero. While a bird or two would have been nice, success is never assured while hunting late-season birds. What is somewhat encouraging, at least in the immediate area we were hunting, is that while high crop prices are putting the same pressure as elsewhere to row-crop as much land as possible, a few farmers in the area aren’t chasing the commodity cash. Thanks to the general sign-ups for Wetland Reserve and Conservation Reserve Programs, expanses of grass now grow where just a year or two ago, corn and soybeans stood. While the total acreage of grasslands in the area will never equal the amount enrolled during the first round of CRP that began in 1986, what is out there is of better quality — switch grass and hardy prairie forbs instead of the brome grass that dominated the countryside back then. So with a bit of cooperation from nature — a couple of mild winters and warm, dry springs — the area could be poised for a bit of ringneck renaissance, at least measured against their present dismal state. We can only hope. In the meantime, we left some birds to seed the comeback. ••• John Cross is a Mankato (Minn.) Free Press staff writer. Contact him at (507) 344-6376 or jcross@mankatofreepress.com.


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One of the negative effects is bullyare currently receiving in the place ing. Corey Roskamp, a Campus Life they call home. Those kids are everyDirector for Crow River Youth for where from Florida, where one-third Christ, said, “Bullying has been around of the homeless in the United States as long as we have been people, but it live, to the prairies of Minnesota that really seems like it is a big issue right we call home. now.” The choice is ours. Will we step into He thought it through: Why is it so messy situations and broken lives to prevalent? What has changed? He offer hope and healing? Will we asked the teens that he works with and befriend in simple ways that can be a well-grounded young man who’s been packed with meaning: tossing a softblessed to have a two-parent home ball, sharing a laugh, or playing a said, “I think some kids are bullied at game? home so they take that with them. If Ann Landers once wrote, “An attortheir home life is rocky and not peace- ney I very much admired once said ful that gets played out in other that the greatest gift he ever received places.” in his life was a note his dad gave him So much of what is taking place in on Christmas. It read, ‘Son, this year I our schools and on the streets is will give you 365 hours: An hour every directly connected to what’s happening day after dinner. We’ll talk about within the family and the home. This whatever you want to talk about. We’ll kid understood it. Our communities go wherever you want to go, play will be a better place when we not only whatever you want to play. It will be understand it, but also make effort to your hour.’ That dad kept his promise strengthen our families and befriend and renewed it every year.” the children around us. During a month when credit card That was the pointed challenge the bills are coming due for all the things guest speaker gave to the men in the that children wanted for Christmas, congregation: No. 1: If you’re a father, let’s give them what they need most: go love your kids and be the best dad our time. For the stuff of life means so you can be. No. 2: If you know children very little if there’s no one with whom who are without a father, go love those we can share it. kids and be the best mentor you can be. ••• If a poll were taken, there probably Lenae Bulthuis is a wife, mom and isn’t a one of us who can honestly say friend who muses from her back porch that we don’t know a child who is hunwill be made by the MTGA Board of Direc- gering for a father figure or more love, on a Minnesota grain and livestock tors and based on the applications encouragement and guidance than they farm. received. The committee may withhold the scholarship award if there are insufficient worthy applicants. An applicant’s scholastic record is a major factor. Experience, activities and honors received will be considered. The applicant’s demonstrated interest in the poultry industry, as reflected by past activities and a statement of career plans are also important considerations. The application consists of a threepage listing of requested information (format provided by the MTGA); a one• Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation page written statement from the applicant; and one letter of recommendation. • Fiberglass Blowing Insulation The deadline for receiving entries is • We can do hydro doors, bifold doors • Bin foundations Feb. 15. Mail entries to: Minnesota • Spray ceilings on metal roofs to insulate and prevent rust Turkey Growers Association, Scholar• Blow in your attic from a small addition to a large shop ship Selection Committee, 108 Marty Drive, Buffalo, MN 55313. For additional info or an application, log on to www.minnesotaturkey.com/education Cell: 507/828-7265 or contact Matt Herdering, MTGA Ag Program Specialist, at 108 Marty Home: 507/859-2865 Drive, Buffalo, MN 55313; phone, (763) • Walnut Grove, MN 682-2171; fax, (763) 682-5546; matt@minnesotaturkey.com. ❖ Website: wahlsprayfoaminsulation.com

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It’s been almost two them that kids have moms months now, but the guest and dads, even though their speaker’s question during dad may not be immediately the Sunday morning church obvious,” wrote clinician and service is still replaying in researcher Kyle D. Pruett. my mind. “We meet with “I’ve seen the search count800 kids in west central less times: Children who Minnesota each week and can’t find their fathers make do you know what the comone up or appropriate one to mon dominator is for these their liking. In a young child teens?” THE BACK PORCH who has not felt some form of masculine nurture, the My mind made a quick By Lenae Bulthuis hunger for a paternal preslist: poverty, drugs, alcohol, ence can be insatiable.” bullying? We experienced that firsthand in our “It’s that there are no fathers in their foster parenting years. Without any homes,” he said. According to the Kids encouragement on our part, when chilCount Data Center made available dren stayed with us for an extended through The Annie E. Casey Foundaperiod of time they would call Mike, tion, 34 percent of children in the “Dad” especially when they heard our United States live in single-parent girls call him dad or were around other families; the statistic in Minnesota is children their age who were calling out 28 percent (year 2010). for their fathers. The scenarios are slightly different: It broke our hearts then. The some kids experienced the death of a heartache multiplies when you think of parent, others come from divorced homes, a few moms never married, and all the children, through no choice of their own, who hunger for the signifiseveral have no name or face to put cance of men in their developing years. with their biological father. What unites them is the same: children long Not having a united front in parenting and a male role model to lead and for someone to call dad. guide is having a negative impact on “Children whose fathers are not in kids that will carry over from this gentheir daily lives start looking for their eration to the next. fathers as soon as it becomes clear to

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‘Treasured Recipes’ from a lifetime of home cooking Cookbook Corner By SARAH JOHNSON The Land Correspondent What better way to memorialize a lifetime of gathering with friends, family and good food than to produce a jumbo cookbook filled with all those recipes and memories. LeAnn (Prescher) Amundson of Waldorf, Minn., (now living in Mankato) did just that with “LeAnn’s Treasured Recipes,” now on sale. Amundson has filled her life with family and cooking, just the ingredients you need for a great homespun cookbook. She started out cooking for her farm family and threshing crews, took cooking classes, threw big German-style dinner parties, and raised her three children and a husband on homemade goodies. Finally reaching a stage of her life where she could concentrate on a cookbook, Amundson took the plunge and got it done, with the artful assistance of daughter Shalaine. “Treasured Recipes” may have been written by Amundson, but the wisdom in it comes from a multitude of mentors who passed down their knowledge over the years: “This cookbook will serve as a link in the long line of cooks who have sweat before a hot oven, or hunted to bring home the meat for the table,” Amundson writes in the preface. “I had good input!” she adds. And now she passes on the knowledge once again. Here is a selection of her recipes. ■ Homemade carrot bars with cream cheese frosting sound so wonderful they must be complicated, but they really are quite easy and quick, especially when you use baby food carrots. “I like to make these, as you don’t need to grate carrots,” Amundson writes. Make sure you soften your cream cheese well before you start. I made a batch of these scrumptious, nottoo-heavy bars and was well pleased with the results. So was my family: four out of four “yums” and a “You can make these anytime, Mom!” Carrot Bars 4 eggs, well beaten 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup salad oil 2 cups flour 2 (7.5-ounce) “junior” carrots baby food 2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt Cream the eggs and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and put in a jelly roll pan. Bake in a 350 F. oven for 30 minutes. Frosting: 4 tablespoons margarine, soft 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 (3-ounce packages) cream cheese 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar Mix the above ingredients well and frost the bars. ■ “Pioneer Scandinavian loggers created this recipe over a century ago using freshly caught Lake Michigan fish,” Amundson writes. “Improvise using a twopart steaming pot or any kettle plus a colander that will fit inside.” Wisconsin Fish Boil 18 small red potatoes 4-6 quarts water 12 small white onions 1 tablespoon salt 3-4 pounds fish steaks, cut 1 inch thick (use large freshwater fish such as lake trout, whitefish or salmon) Chopped parsley

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E. coli, salmonella may lurk in unwashable places in produce Deering said she was able to count hundreds of bacteria in almost every type of tissue. Proper sanitization would eliminate salmonella and E. coli from the surface of foods, but not inner tissues, Deering and Pruitt said. Cooking those foods to temperatures known to kill the pathogens would eliminate them from inner tissues. Deering and Pruitt will continue to study the

pathogens to determine how they survive inside plant tissues and possible ways to eliminate them. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service funded their work. ••• This article was submitted by the Purdue University Agricultural Communications Department.

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Sanitizing the outside of produce may not be enough to remove harmful food pathogens, according to a Purdue University study that demonstrated that salmonella and E. coli can live inside plant tissues. E. coli 0157:H7 was present in tissues of mung bean sprouts and salmonella in peanut seedlings after the plants’ seeds were contaminated with the pathogens prior to planting. Amanda Deering, a postdoctoral researcher in food science, said seeds could be contaminated in such a manner before or after planting through tainted soil or water. “The pathogens were in every major tissue, including the tissue that transports nutrients in plants,” said Deering, whose results were published in separate papers in the Journal of Food Protection and Food Research International. Deering and Robert Pruitt, a professor of botany and plant pathology, said finding pathogens inside plants has been challenging because tests require slicing off pieces of the plants, which can move the bacteria from the outside to the inside or vice versa. It becomes difficult to know where a pathogen might have been before the plant was cut. “The results are often imprecise because the methods allow bacteria to move,” said Pruitt, a coauthor of the findings. Deering used a fixative to freeze the location of the bacteria in the plant tissues before slicing samples. Antibodies labeled with fluorescent dye were used to detect the pathogens, a process called immunocytochemistry. “This shows us as close to what was in the plant when it was living as possible,” Deering said. “The number of bacteria increased and persisted at a high level for at least 12 days, the length of the studies.”

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30 Send us your events by e-mail to editor@TheLandOnline.com A Minnesota Elk Breeders Association Annual Meeting Jan. 6-7 Crowne Plaza, Brooklyn Center, Minn. Info: $60/person; contact MnEBA, 9086 Keats Avenue SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349, (320) 543-2686, info@mneba.org or log on to www.mneba.org

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National Western Stock Show Jan. 7-22 Denver, Colo. Info: Log on to www.National Western.com

“Look Who’s Knockin’” Jan. 8, 2 p.m. Prairie Arts Center, Madison, Minn. Info: One-act play uses humor and tension to raise questions of land ethics and the moral dilemma posed by wanting to get top dollar for selling one’s land while desiring to help the next generation of farmers get started; based on interviews with new and retiring farmers; discussion to follow; future performances in Marshall, Litchfield, Clinton, Milan and Glenwood; contact the Land Stew-

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Minnesota Crop Improvement Association Annual Meeting Jan. 10-11 Shooting Star Casino Hotel, Mahnomen, Minn. Minnesota Master Gardener Info: Business meeting, seed Online Core Course treatment workshop, biotechJan. 9-May 4 nology sessions; call (800) Info: There will also be a course 510-6242 or log on to held Tuesdays, Thursdays and www.mncia.org Saturdays Jan. 14-Feb. 9 at the University of Minneosta, St. Winter Crops Day Paul; $275/person, or $6/hour of Jan. 11, 8:30 a.m. instruction; contact your county Good Times Restaurant, Extension office or log on to Caledonia, Minn. www1.extension.umn.edu/ Info: $35/person; presented master-gardener/become/ by University of Minnesota core-course Southern Research and Outreach Center and U of M Extension; call (507) 8353620 or log on to http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu

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Upper Midwest Regional Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference & Trade Show Jan. 19-20 River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, Minn. Info: Beginning Grower Honey Bees and Beekeeping Workshops on Jan. 18; log on Jan. 12, 1-5 p.m. to www.mfvga.org, e-mail River’s Edge Convention Cen- mfvga@msn.com or call (763) ter, St. Cloud, Minn. 434-0400 Info: $25/person; log on to www.mda.state.mn.us/about/ Minnesota Soybean Growers divisions/amd.aspx or call Association Annual Meeting (651) 201-6012 Jan. 24, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Verizon Wireless Civic CenWinter Crops Day ter, Mankato, Minn. Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m. Info: Held in conjunction with American Legion Post 294, MN Ag Expo, Jan. 22-24; regMidwest Farm Show Lake Crystal, Minn. ister at www.mnsoybean.org Jan. 11-12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Info: $35/person; presented LaCrosse Center, LaCrosse, by University of Minnesota Iowa Pork Congress Wis. Southern Research and Out- Jan. 25-26 Info: Free admission; contact reach Center and U of M Iowa Events Center, Des Steve Henry, (715) 723-5061 Extension; call (507) 835Moines, Iowa or cstevehenry7@charter.net 3620 or log on to Info: Log on to www.iowa http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu porkcongress.org or contact National No-Tillage Tyler Bettin, tbettin@iowa Conference: Two Decades Winter Crops Day pork.org or (515) 225-7675 of No-Till Know-How Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 11-14 Community Center, ArlingWorth County Corn and St. Louis, Mo. ton, Minn. Soybean Clinic Info: $279/person, $252/addi- Info: $35/person; presented Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. tional farm or family memby University of Minnesota First Lutheran Church, bers; log on to www.NoTill Southern Research and Out- Northwood, Iowa Conference.com reach Center and U of M Info: Iowa Secretary of AgriExtension; call (507) 835culture Bill Northey will be Winter Crops Day 3620 or log on to among the speakers; for more Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m. http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu information and to register Southern Research and Outfor the free meal, contact reach Center, Waseca, Minn. Beginner Beekeeping Dennis Johnson, (641) 324Info: $35/person; presented Workshop 1531 or djohn@iastate.edu by University of Minnesota Jan. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Southern Research and Out- Cerro Gordo County ExtenBeyond the Fence — Farm reach Center and U of M sion Office, Mason City, Iowa Bureau’s Promotion & Extension; call (507) 835Info: $5/person; contact Rick Education Conference 3620 or log on to Pleggenkuhle, plegg@iastate. Jan. 27-28 http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu edu or (641) 423-0844 Kahler Grand Hotel, Rochester, Minn. Winter Crops Day Minnesota Organic Info: Log on to www.fbmn.org Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m. Conference for a conference brochure, or EVENTS, Kasson, Minn. Jan. 13-14 call (651) 768-2115 or e-mail Info: $35/person; presented River’s Edge Convention Cen- kschaefer@fbmn.org for more by University of Minnesota ter, St. Cloud, Minn. information Southern Research and Out- Info: Log on to reach Center and U of M www.mda.state.mn.us/organic North Central Iowa Youth Extension; call (507) 835for up-to-date program infor- Beef Conference 3620 or log on to mation Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu Ellsworth Agriculture and High Tunnel Production Renewable Energy Center, Selling and Marketing Workshop Iowa Falls, Iowa Meat Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Registration begins at 9 Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cherokee County Extension a.m.; register at your local Iowa River’s Edge Convention Cen- Office, Cherokee, Iowa State University Extension ter, St. Cloud, Minn. Info: Registration begins at office and registration must Info: $40/person, $30 for addi8:30 a.m.; advanced registra- include the Iowa 4-H Medical tional people from same farm; tion required by contacting Information/Release Form; log on to www.misa.umn.edu or Joe Hannan, (515) 993-4281 both form are available at call (800) 909-6472 or jmhannan@iastate.edu; www.extension.iastate.edu/franklin; $55/person or $90/couple contact the Franklin County Post-Harvest Handling, Extension Office, (641) 456Food Safety and Good Minnesota Pork Congress 4811, or your ISU county Agricultural Practices Jan. 18-19 Extension office


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y Christmas-time the beautiful stone shelter B at Mini-Wakan State Park likely had its new roof. The roof was a fine Christmas gift for the people in the neighborhood of the north shore of Big Spirit Lake and the town of Spirit Lake, Iowa. In a sense the shelter’s renovation is a gift to the community from the community. In 1933, the community purchased the 12-acre park and donated it to the Iowa Conservation Commission, now the Department of Natural Resources. “In 1933 and 1934 young men from towns in northwest Iowa were recruited to form Company 778 of the CCC,” according to the Spirit Lake Protective Association’s website. The Civilian Conservation Corps was the 1930s response to high unemployment. At Mini-Wakan State Park, the government hired men to build a large stone shelter on a high bluff with a grand view of the lake. With stones from area fields, the men built the shelter, a set of grand stairs down to the lake, a stone portal at the park’s entrance and other structures. It was a government-community partnership with the community providing the land, men and building materials and the government providing financing and administration. Building

maintenance was overlooked, however. Stone buildings are made to last a long time. Wooden roofs have shorter life spans. For 70 years people enjoyed using the shelter at MiniWakan for gatherings. But early in this century the roof was in disrepair. There was talk of tearing it down. But many people in the Spirit Lake area found that unacceptable. Once again a community-government partnership formed. The Spirit Lake Protective Association, with its hundreds of volunteers, and the Iowa DNR joined together to create a plan to not only preserve the shelter but to establish an endowment for ongoing maintenance. The Spirit Lake Protective Association obtained grants, held art auctions, home tours and numerous other fundraising events. “The DNR did the design, coordinated with the Historical Society, did the bidding and hiring for the project and provides an inspection engineer for the project,” said Frank Rickerl of the Iowa DNR. “The estimated completion date is May 25, 2012.” Nearly a million dollars has been raised to renovate the building and to care for it in the future. The shelter, a gift from past generations, will be passed on to the next generation by the goodwill and hard work of the present-day Spirit Lake community.

Mini-Wakan State Park, Spirit Lake, Iowa

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Minnesota Pork Congress, the state’s only swine specific trade show and educational event, will be Jan. 1819 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The tradeshow, seminars and social events aim to provide pork producers, unit managers, site employees and other pork enthusiasts with timely and current information. Pork Congress 2012 runs Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person at the door. The tradeshow will feature 140 companies exhibiting equipment and services specifically geared toward those

who own, manage and care for hogs. Among this year’s seminar highlights will be speaker Haydn Shaw. He will deliver the keynote address, “Leading Across Multiple Generations”. Other seminar topics include barn ventilation, energy savings in nurseries, state legislative preview, manure pit foaming, pork exports, alternative feeds, market outlook, daily hog chore routine and swine disease analysis. Custom manure applicator, PQA Plus and TQA certification trainings will also be offered. In conjunction with Pork Congress,

Look inside Section C of this issue for more Minnesota Pork Congress 2012 information Minnesota Pork Industry Award recipients and outgoing Minnesota Pork Board and Minnesota Pork Producers Association Executive Board members will be recognized at the MPB Awards Reception on Jan. 17 at the Minneapolis Hilton. Honored at this year’s awards reception will be Environmental Steward, Laura and Wayne Dahl of Dawson;

Pork Promoter of the Year, Mike Murphy of Fairmont; Swine Manager of the Year, Mark Uilk, Pipestone System; Family of the Year, Charles and Wanda Patsche of Welcome; and Distinguished Service, Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake. For online registration, seminar specifics, exhibitor listing, hotel information and maps, log on to www.mnpork.com/porkcongress or telephone (800) 537-7675. Minnesota Pork Congress is sponsored by the Minnesota Pork Producers Association. Pork production is Minnesota’s leading livestock industry, annually generating $6 billion into the state economy and employing 22,500 individuals. ❖

nity in agriculture as there is today,” he said. “I believe that agriculture is the backbone of society.” One of Hamilton’s greatest accomplishments professionally is working hard and standing up for agriculture as a positive voice in his local community, region and in Minnesota. From a young man who had no idea what he wanted to do with his life, to a respected and

trusted member of his local community, the agricultural community, the state of Minnesota and beyond, Hamilton believes the key to future success is simple: “Doing things right because it is the right thing to do.” Hamilton’s family includes Tyler, a student at the University of Minnesota; Haley, a senior at Mountain Lake High School; and his wife of 22 years, Lynee. ❖

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“I’m a pork producer and I’m organizations provided opporextremely proud of it,” said Rod tunities for Hamilton to netHamilton, the 2012 recipient of work with individuals making the Minnesota Pork Industry a difference in agriculture. Distinguished Service Award. Hamilton’s involvement in the As a graduate of Humboldt, Farm Bureau provided him with Iowa, High School, Hamilton had the opportunity to travel to no idea what he wanted to do Washington, D.C., and particiwith his life. He knew college Rod Hamilton pate in the discussion meet comwasn’t for him, but didn’t know petition where he won top honwhat his next step should be. Hamilton’s ors in 2001. uncle saw his indecision and decided to Also in 2001, Hamilton was elected take matters into his own hands, moving to the Minnesota Pork Producers AssoHamilton to Minnesota for work until he ciation executive board serving as the figured out what he wanted to do with chair of the producer services commithis life. He was put to work taking care of tee. In 2002 Hamilton served as the pigs, milking cows and bagging groceries vice president and later the president at the Harmony, Minn., grocery store. of the Minnesota Pork Producers AssoWhile on the farm, Hamilton was ciation in 2003 and 2004. offered a herdsman position with Hamilton is an advocate for agriculGrowthland, and continued to develop his ture. In 2004, Hamilton was elected to knowledge of animal husbandry and the Minnesota House of Representamanagement at a pig farm in Iowa. tives. Currently, he serves as the majorHamilton’s performance earned him an ity whip, the chair of the agriculture offer from Bob and Lynn Christensen to committee and on the executive board. join Christensen Farms as a full-time Hamilton is a proud voice for agriculherdsman. He has been with Christensen ture, routinely introducing himself as a Farms for 19 years now, working his way through the ranks, developing expertise pork producer no matter if he is talking in production, business development, to his peers at a pork producer meeting, human resources, public relations, politi- in the House of Representatives or with cal relations, transportation logistics, bio- a group of college students. Hamilton said, “We (pork producers) need to be security and communications. confident enough to tell our story.” Hamilton became a member of the Hamilton welcomes the opportunity Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minto talk to people about agriculture. nesota Pork Producers Association along with their local affiliates. Both “Never has there been more opportu-

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Minnesota Pork Industry Award winners honored Minnesota Pork Industry Award winners and outgoing Minnesota Pork Board and Minnesota Pork Producers Association executive board leaders will be honored for their work at a special award and recognition reception 5-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Minneapolis Hilton.

Recipients of the 2012 Minnesota Pork Industry Awards who will be honored at the event are Environmental Stewards, Laura and Wayne Dahl, Dawson; Pork Promoter, Mike Murphy, KSUM/KFMC, Fairmont; Family of the Year, Charles and Wanda Patsche, Welcome; Swine Manager of the Year, Mark Uilk, Pipestone System; and Dis-

tinguished Service, Rep. Rod Hamilton, Mountain Lake. Also at the reception, the MPB will recognize retiring board members Craig Mensink of Preston and Tim Waibel of Courtland for their work. The MPB Executive Board works on behalf of Minnesota’s 4,200 pork producers. Among board members’ duties are determining and prioritizing Pork Checkoff programs and helping ensure program implementation. MPB activities include promotions that encourage pork consumption, research that answers questions facing pork producers and education to

help producers raise safe and wholesome pork. The MPPA will recognize Jen Holtkamp of Des Moines, Iowa, and Todd Marotz of Sleepy Eye for their service on the MPPA Executive Board. The MPPA works on public policy, issue management, legislative activities and lobbying on behalf of its members. The MPPA is a voluntary membership organization funded by the Strategic Investment Program, the Weaned Pig Partner program and the MPPA Partner program. ❖

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Culinary competition using pork set for Jan. 17 The Minnesota Taste of Elegance will take place Jan. 17 at the Minneapolis Hilton. Top chefs from across Minnesota will converge at the Hilton with their most innovative, delicious and original pork recipes in hope of taking home the $1,500 grand prize and a pork specific trip to the Greystone Campus of the Culinary Institute of America in California in April. Throughout the day, chefs work to prepare their pork entrées for the three-judge panel. The judges select first, second and third place winners from the group of 17 chefs. This year’s judges are: Steven Shapley CCE, executive chef, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Mendota Heights; Chef Ron Bohnert, executive chef, StoneRidge Golf Club, Stillwater; and Chef Jack Reibel, 2011 Minnesota Taste of Elegance winner and executive chef, Butcher and the Boar, Minneapolis. Attendees at the evening award’s program have an opportunity to sample each chef ’s creation and vote on their favorite pork entrée. The chef with the most audience votes wins $750 and People’s Choice honors. Following the competition, the chefs’ pork recipes will be posted at

www.mnpork.com or can be ordered by contacting the Minnesota Pork Board at (800) 537-7675 or mnpork@mnpork.com. Chefs competing in the 2012 Taste of Elegance are Derek Black, Sodexo at Ecolab World Headquarters, St Paul; Peter Christenson, Woolley’s Restaurant, Bloomington; Daniel Cleary, Park Tavern, St. Louis Park; Virgil Emmert, Season’s Restaurant, Oak Ridge Conference Center, Shakopee; Tim Kovacs, Basil’s Restaurant, Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis; Jeff LaBeau, Cook for You at the Depot Inc., Faribault; Tom Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh Culinary Group, East Gull Lake; Benjamin McCallum, Three Sons Signature Cuisine, Minneapolis; Scott Nielsen, Grand Casino, Hinckley; Christian Orosz, Lettuce Cater, Mendota Heights; Rafeal Perez, Hastings Country Club, Hastings; Scott Pampuch, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington; Christopher Riehle, Mendakota Country Club, Mendota Heights; Bryan Schouten, Brackett’s Crossing Country Club, Lakeville; Michael Selby, Lunds & Byerly’s, Eden Prairie; Ryan Schweizer, Machine Shed Restaurant, Lake Elmo; and Stephen Trojahn, Gastro Truck, Minneapolis ❖

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Minnesota Pork Congress workshop schedule Jan. 19 Market Outlook, 10-11 a.m., Room L100 F-G Presenter: Steve Meyer, livestock and agricultural economist, Paragon Economics Inc. What is Your Daily Hog Chore Routine, 11 a.m.-Noon, Room: L100 F-G Presenter: Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy Inc., North Mankato, Minn. PSI: Pig Scene Investigation, Noon-1:30 p.m., Room M100 D-G Presenter: Kurt Rossow, associate clinical professor, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota PQA Plus Certification, Noon-1:30 p.m., Room L100 I Presenter: Sam Baidoo, associate professor, swine nutrition and management, University of Minnesota To check your PQA Plus certification status, call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675. ❖

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Manure Applicators Workshop, Noon-5 p.m., Room M100 D-G The workshop is a qualifying Certified Animal Waste Technician recertification event. Exams for CAWT licenses will not be offered at the Pork Congress workshop. Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at (651) 201-6548 for statewide testing locations, exam training materials or to check your CAWT license status.Additional CAWT information can be found at www.mda.state.mn.us/en/licensing/license-lookup.aspx. • Nutrient Management and Water Quality Presenter: Grant Pearson, Nutrient Management Specialist, USDA-NRC. • Manure Pumping Safety and Pit Foaming Update Presenter: Larry Jacobson, professor and Extension engiJan. 18 neer, Department of Bioproducts and Bioengineering, UniTQA Certification, 9-11:30 a.m., Room L100 I Presenter: Mark Whitney, associate professor, swine nutri- versity of Minnesota. tion and management, University of Minnesota Extension • Economics of Manure Application Presenter: Bill Lazarus, professor and Extension econoSwine Team Leader mist, Department of Applied Economics, University of MinTo check your TQA certification status, call the Pork nesota. Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675. • Adapting Manure Management Strategies in Response to Energy Savings in Nurseries with Reduced Nocturnal Tem- Climate Change Presenter: Jose Hernandez, water resources Extension perature, 10-11 a.m., Room L100 H educator, nutrient management, University of Minnesota. Presenter: Lee Johnston, professor, swine nutrition and management, Department of Animal Science, University of Manure Pumping Safety and Pit Foaming Update, 2-3 Minnesota p.m., Room M100 D-G Presenter: Larry Jacobson, professor and Extension engiWhat to Expect from the 2012 Legislative Session, 10-11 neer, Department of Bioproducts and Bioengineering, Unia.m., Room L100 F-G Legislative Seminar Sponsor Minnesota Farm Bureau Leg- versity of Minnesota islative Alternative Feed Ingredients: Real Options or Just a Nice Panelists: Rep. Rod Hamilton, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen and Idea?, 2-3 p.m., Room L100 F-G Rep. Paul Torkelson Presenter: Brian Richert, associate professor of animal sciences, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, Leading Across Multiple Generations, Noon-1:30 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind. Room L100 F-G Presenter: Haydn Shaw, motivational speaker, Keynote Pork Export Possibilities and Projections, 4-5 p.m., Room Speaker L100 F-G Sponsor: AgStar Financial Jan. 17 Mobile Ventilation Lab Workshop 1-4 p.m., Convention Center Classroom Session: L100 I Hands-on Training: Exhibit Hall A Presenter: Larry Jacobson, professor and extension engineer, Department of Bioproducts and Bioengineering, University of Minnesota

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Abrahams Farm Repair 29A Ag Builders of So MN Inc 6A Ag Distributing ............24A Ag Power Enterprises Inc ..............................20B AgStar ............................5A All American Coop ..........9B Anderson Seeds ......7A, 17A Arnold Companies Inc ......................12B , 13B Bayer Crop Science ........24B Baywood Home Care ......4A Beltz Real Estate ............6B Berens Rodenberg & O'Connor ......................7B Big Gain ......................21A Blue Hilltop ..................15A Bob Burns Sales & Service ........................10B Boss Supply ....................4C Brent Tonne ..................14A Broskoff Structures ......26A Buckey's Sales & Service 1C C & C Roofing ..............29A Compart's Boar Store Inc 5C Courtland Waste Handling Inc ................................6C Curts Truck & Diesel ....29A Dahl Farm Supply ........14A Dairyland Seed Co Inc ....3A Darrell Regnier Clerking 6B Das Refuge ..............2C, 3C Detke Morbac ................22B Diers Ag Supply ..............3B Duncan Trailers LLC ....18B Emerson Kalis ..............17B Farm Drainage Plows ....19B Fast Distributing ............2B Finish Line Seeds Inc ....22A Grain Millers Specialty 20A Grain Solutions ............30A Greenwald Farm Center ..8B Haas Equipment ............10B Hen Way Mfg ..................5C Keith Bode ....................16B Keltgens Inc ..................24A Kiester Impl. ................11B L&D Ag Service Inc ......12A Larson Bros. Impl. 11B, 14B Lodermeirs ....................15B Mages Auction Service ............14A, 5B, 6B Mankato Implement ......16B Matejcek Implement ......23B

Mel Carlson Chevrolet Inc ................................8A Midwest Machinery Co. ......................18B, 19B Mike's Collision ............10A MN Pork Producers ........7C Mycogen Corn ................8C North Star Genetics ........9A Northern Ag Service ......17B Northern Insulation Products ......................20A Northland Building Inc ..15A Northland Farm Systems 21B Nutra Flo Co. ................19B Polk Equipment ..............7B Prairie Brand Seed ........12A Profit Pro ......................4C Pruess Elevator Inc ........9B Rabe International Inc ..21B Rinke Noonan ................21A Ritter Ag Inc ................13A Riverside Tire ................3B Rochefort's Welding & Grain Sys ............16A, 23A Ryan Chemical ................4B Schlauderaff Impl. Co. ..17B Schweiss Inc ..................16B Smiths Mill Impl......8B, 11B Sommers Masonry Inc ..11A Sorensen Sales & Rentals 9B South Central Seed & Chemical ....................20A Springfield Chamber of Commerce ..................10A Starr Cycle ..................25A State Bank Gibbon ........28A Steffes Auctioneers Inc ....4B Sunco Marketing ............1B Sunrise Ag Sales ............19A SW MN K-Fence ............15A Syntex ..........................14A The American Community ....................4B Wagner Truck ..............15A Wahl Spray Foam Insulation ....................27A Walker Custom ..............28A Werner Impl. Co inc ......14B Westman Freightliner ....21A Willmar Farm Center ....11B Willmar Precast ..............3B Woltjer & Asoociates ......5B Woodford Ag LLC ........15B Ziegler ............................8B

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Steffes Auction Calendar 2012 For More info Call 1-800-726-8609 or visit our website: www.steffesauctioneers.com Opening January 1 & Closing January 10: IQBID Tri-State January Consignment Event. Selling Ag, Construction, Trucks, Vehicles & More! Wednesday, January 18 @ 11 AM: Secured Party Farm Auction, Blackduck, MN, Rescheduled from November 22. Selling Tractors, Trackhoe, Excavators, Attachments, Harvest Equipment, Trucks, & Much More! Opening February 1 & Closing February 9: IQBID Tri-State February Consignment Event. Advertise Now To Sell Your Excess Equipment. Advertising Deadline: January 15th Wednesday, March 28 @ 10 AM: Don Seltvedt, Harvey, ND, Farm Retirement Auction. Most Equipment Has Been Stored Inside With Excellent Maintenance.

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FOR SALE: Parker 4500 '98 CIH 2388, 4x4, 3500 eng 3 pt Snowblowers, 7', 8', $850 to $2850. Tractor weights & hrs $46,000. (608)987-2373 grain cart, 24.5x32 diamond chains. 712-299-6608 tires, extension, 500 bu, new top & bottom augers, 2 or 3 pt blades 6', 7', 8' & 9', Black Bear compost turner. new gear box, all last sum$100 to $1250. Tractors & 7'. (563)237-5937. mer. $8,000. 507-227-0605 other equip. avail. 712-299CIH 1200 STACK FOLD 6608 PLANTER CBJ0018697; FOR SALE: Used Sukup 12R30; PRO-600 monitor; tower dryer, new fall of '07, 8-bolt tire w/rim 25.5Lx16.1 corn & bean plates; markvery good cond, soft start, for $85. 6-bolt 10x15 impl ers. $19,900. (715) 878-9858 wired for 3 phase 230 volt rims. PU shock hitch or 480 volt. Call Steve at 712-299-6608 Flare, 6-7x12 barge & gravity 320-760-0634 wagons, $250 to $2250. NI 940-E Mustang Skidsteer. 850 pull pickers 30”-38”. 712-299FOR SALE:Used grain bins, orig. hrs. Like new. Re6608 floors unload systems, stitired, no longer use. rators, fans & heaters, aerFOR SALE & WILL PUR$10,500. (763)689-3420. ation fans, buying or sellCHASE: NH BALE WAGing, try me first and also ONS. ROEDER IMPLEcall for very competitive MENT SENECA, KS 66538 contract rates! Office 785-336-6103 hours 8am-5pm Monday – Friday Saturday 9am -12 noon 507-430-4866 or call 507-697-6133 Ask for Gary

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Parcel 1A: House and Buildings with 35 acres ( approx.) at 17243 5th Ave. NW, Rice MN west side of Benton County Rd. 56. Includes 20 acres (approx.) oak trees. Parcel 2: 37 acres (approx.) Hunting Land, east side of Morrison County Rd. 56 with easement access. Parcel 3: 77 acres (approx.) Hunting Land, meadow and scrub oaks , west side of Benton County Rd. 56. Parcel 4: 770 acres (approx.), 672 irrigated, 98 other with complete grain drying and storage facility, east side of Benton County Rd 56. Parcel 5: House and Buildings including 60x624 Gold’n Plump chicken barn on 40 acres (approx.), east side of Benton County Rd 56. Call for more details or to request an information packet! Robert Hohmann 17012 5th Ave NW Rice, MN 56367 (320) 393-2880 (320) 310-6382

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FOR SALE: '90 9500 JD com- FOR SALE: IH 490 disc, 22', exc blades, new bearings & bine, 2490 sep hrs, very tires, $5,500. 641-495-6170 clean. JD 2200 field cult, 34 ½', accu-depth controls, Haybuster 2650 bale shredknock-off sweeps. Century der, never used, $16,900. Al750 gal. sprayer, 60' boom, lied 695 loader JD2950 mts, Micro-Trak controls, tan$5,995. 320-543-3523 dem wheels. (507) 327-3148. JD 530 tractor, 3 pt. & fendFOR SALE: Hyd flat fold ers, restored; JD 158 ldr; markers for planter or toolJD 46A ldr; CIH 2255 ldr; bars etc. $2,500/set. Paulson ldr off D15 Allis; 712-297-7951 Hesston 10 Stakhand; Schweiss 3 axle, 8x16' FOR SALE: IH 490 disc, 22', flatbed trlr. exc. blades, new bearings & Koestler Farm Equip tires, $5,500. 641-495-6170 507-399-3006 Grasshopper power vac for model 227, used 1 yr. Mid- Loaders for 1940 thru 1970 tractors $250 to $3650. 712mount mowers, $1,000. 641299-6608 Pomeroy 425-5478 Hydrostatic & Hydraulic Re- McCormick 15' bat wing mower $6,500/OBO. Fronpair Repair-Troubleshoottier 1442 manure spreader ing Sales-Design Custom $17,000/OBO, 28' JD 630 disc hydraulic hose-making up $13,500/OBO. 608-792-8051 to 2” Service calls made. STOEN'S Hydrostatic Ser- NH 185 manure spreader, vice 16084 State Hwy 29 N tandem axle, hyd. endgate, single beater, $3,000. Glenwood, MN 56334 320507-276-4194 634-4360

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EDMUND H. WENDINGER CONSERVATORSHIP SIGEL TOWNSHIP FARMLAND FOR SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012 The sale to be held at Berens, Rodenberg and O'Connor, Chartered, 519 Center Street, New Ulm, Minnesota, at 1:30 p.m.

Parcel 2:

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West 20 acres of N½ of NE¼ of SE¼, known as Lot 13, and of SE¼ of NE¼, Section 8, Township 109 North, Range 31 West, Brown County, Minnesota. (Parcel 2 contains 20 acres, more or less.)

BIDDING PROCEDURE Bids will be received at 519 Center Street, New Ulm, Minnesota. Each bid must be in writing and state the parcel(s) on which a bid is made. Bids should be submitted on a per acre price with a minimum bid of $6,000.00 per acre. All bids shall be accompanied by a cashier's check made payable to the Berens Law Office Trust Account in the amount of $10,000.00. Submitting one cashier’s check allows bidding on both parcels. Only persons submitting bids are entitled to be present and they will have an opportunity to increase their bids. The seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any formalities or irregularities in the sale process, and to control all rules and procedures of the sale. TERMS The successful bidders must enter into an earnest money contract at the conclusion of the bidding on January 20, 2012. At that time, 20% of the purchase price will be due as earnest money with the $10,000.00 applied to this earnest money requirement. The balance of the price will be due and payable by certified check no later than February 22, 2012, the date of closing. Seller shall pay all real estate taxes payable in 2011 and prior years; Purchasers shall pay all real estate taxes payable in 2012 and thereafter. Property is being sold in an "AS IS" condition. The property will not be surveyed and will be sold using the boundary lines established by practical location. Conservator’s Deed delivered by seller shall be subject to easements, agreements, and restrictions of record, if any. The sale of this farmland is subject to court approval. Farmland is being submitted to offers received through this process by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota as conservator of Edmund H. Wendinger. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over written material.

For further information, contact Mary Schreiner at Berens, Rodenberg & O'Connor, Chartered in New Ulm at (507) 233-3900.

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LEGAL DESCRIPTION NW¼ of NW¼ of Section 8, Township 109 North, Range 31 West, Brown County, Minnesota. (Parcel 1 Contains 40 acres, more or less.)

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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 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 Gehl 125 mixers ..............................Choice $12,500 NH 355 mixer ................................................$11,500 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

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NH LS190, 3600 hours, high '64 JD 4020 dsl., recent OH, restored (new paint, fuel flow, 2 speed. $12,500 obo injector pump, tach., fuel 608-792-8051 gauge & fender), tires @ 80%, $13,000. 507-530-2716 Rite Way Land Rollers Brand New 46' - $35,329 '96 JD 8770, 3980 hrs. 24spd 62' - $50,617 like new, 20.8-42 drivers & Mike 507-848-6268 duals, 3 remotes, bare back. Call 507-380-5167 Roller Mill Farm King #85, 8” chrome rollers, 150bu/hr, CIH 7140, 4 post, duals, wgts, used 2 yrs, $2400. 641-4255500 hrs, $19,900. JD 7700, 2 FOR SALE: '82 JD 4640, PS, FOR SALE: '98 JD 8300 5478 post, w/pwr shift, $19,900. 18.4x42 85% rubber, cast MFWD, 480R46, tires & duJD 4050, 4 post, w/loader, duals, rock box, 5200 hrs., als, 4 SCVs, mirrors, fendWe buy pwr shift, $18,000. JD 4050, new pump & injectors, exc. ers, deluxe cab, quick Salvage Equipment cab, heat, air, '88, QR, cond., $28,500 OBO. 507-995hitch, $59,500/OBO. Parts Available $19,000. Call 608-987-2373 1062 507-789-6049 Hammell Equip., Inc. (507)867-4910

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Phone (507) 234-5191 or (507) 625-8649

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FOR SALE: '68 JD 3020 dsl., FOR SALE: '93 4755 JD WF, 3 pt., Syncro-Mesh, FWA. 507-330-3674 good rubber & tin, uses no oil, nice tractor. 507-401- FOR SALE: '97 JD 8400, 7034 rears 480/80/46-70%, fronts 420/90/30-60%, all Michelins, FOR SALE: '80 IHC 1586, power beyond, 3 hyds, in18.4x42 rear tires & duals, teg, auto-trac, 30 gal pump, rock box, fully hydro TA in(2) 450 lb wgts per side, stalled w/ lifetime warranfront fenders, rock box, ty, very good shape, 7400 4,486 hrs, $98,500. Walnut hrs. Call 507-530-4166 Grove MN 507-829-7212

Please Send Resume To: 63065 206th St. Janesville, MN 56024 Attention Mike

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CIH 7250, 3600 hrs., FWA ............................$76,000 CIH 7140 Magnum, FWA, new motor, new tires, new paint ......................................................$6,500 CIH 7140, 2WD, 3800 hrs. ............................$39,000 CIH 7130, 2WD, 540 & 1000 PTO....................$3,900 CIH 3294, Case 7700H, FWA ........................$25,000 MX120, MFD, 4200 hrs., 18.4x42..................$54,000 MX120, MFD, 1900 hrs., no cab....................$46,000 MX120, 2WD, 1700 hrs., no cab....................$36,000 IH 826 w/loader ............................................$12,000 IH 5088, 2WD, no cab ..................................$11,000 IH 806, new paint, 56 shifting ......................$11,500 IH 684 w/loader ............................................$14,500

-MISCELLANEOUS-SCIH Tigermate II, 29’ field cultivator ............$24,500 CIH 6750 parabolic chisel..............................$16,500 CIH 527B, red ..............................................$16,500 CIH 4800, 28’ & 26’ field cultivators................$9,500 CIH 4800 field cult. w/mulch, 24’ & 22’ ..........$8,500

New Sitrex Rakes Available

Many New & Used Rakes Available

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


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FOR SALE: JD 2955 open station w/ 6R30” front mounted cult, very good cond, ideal setup for organic farming, chemical free weed control, 24,500/OBO. 651-564-0606 IH 856 dsl., no cab, 3 pt., 2 hyd., good 38” tires, new clutch, good tin, $7,500. 952240-2193 JD 4520 dsl., 5200 hrs., rock box, 18.4x38 rubber @ 75%, side console, 3 pt. This tractor is very nice & very well taken care of, $11,500 or OBO. (507)247-5172

WE HAVE PARTS! Parts for Tractors, Combines, Machinery, Hay Equipment, and more... All makes & Models. Used, new, rebuilt, aftermarket. All States Ag Parts Call: 877-530-4430 to reach the store nearest you! Www.tractorpartsasap.com

FOR SALE: '92 JD 9400, 4820 eng hrs/3150 sep hrs, Serviced at local JD dealership on regular basis, hopper ext, new front tires. Asking $35,000/OBO. 320-963-5183 FOR SALE: '96 JD 893 8R30 cornhead, exc cond, $18,500/OBO. 320-848-2453

'82 & '77 Bidwell edible bean combines, $5,500 & $3,000; FOR SALE: JD 9750STS, 8-30 Speedy bean cutter 3300 eng/1981 sep hrs, w/new $1,100 Ubly bean 20.8x38 duals, RWD, hopper knives, $900 for all; 8R or topper, yield monitor, long 6R Heath bean cutter, $500; auger, single pt hookup, White 6 belt dummy head, $120,000; JD 630F bean like new, $600; JD 220 flex head, full finger auger, sinhead, black reel w/white gle pt hookup, $20,000; (2) drives, $1,200; Bish head 9x16 thrower racks. adapter, JD head to White, 320-510-0468 $500; hyd reel drive kit for IH 1420 combine, 2300 hrs, White 9700 combine, $500; very good cond, $6,500; 844 Versatile 400, 12' swather, cornhead, $750. 763-682-1926 works good, $1,000; '71 IH truck w/300 bu wood box, Wilrich 3400, 38', dbl fold field cult., 1 season on new $1,500; '74 IH w/newer 300 harrow teeth, no welds, bu. box, 3 pc endgate, shedded, $11,000 OBO; JD $2,500; Melroe 30' multi960, 24' field cult., w/hvy weeder w/new sweeps, harrow, good cond., $5,000. $500; JD 4239T eng., $1,900; 952-240-2193 have pictures, open to offers. 320-693-7196 Planting Equip 038 Brent #672 Grain Cart/Corner Auger w/ Scale Real Good. '94 JD 750 no-till drill, grass seed, liq. fert, drag harrow, H&S 12 Wheel Pull V-Rake scale, Yetter markers, Hydraulic Pull. Glencoe 9 newer seed disc & boots, Shank Disk Chisel w/ shedded, exc. cond. 507-421Buster Bar Good Cond. 5437 319-347-6138 Can Deliver C-IH 1688 combine, 2WD, 2007 #1525 GREAT PLAINS 6-30 TWIN-ROW No-Til 2400 hrs., rock trap, chopplanter for Corn & Beans, per, grain tank ext., just nd (PLANT in Standing thru service inspection, 2 Stalks), Loaded Like New. owner, nice, $45,000. 952319-347-6138 Can Deliver 240-2193

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: • Steer Stuffers • Hog Feeders • Hog Huts • Calf Creep Feeders • Lamb & Sheep Feeders • Cattle & Hog Waterers • Mini Scaler

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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

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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

• We Buy & Sell Used Smidley Steer Stuffers Or We Can Rebuild Your Steer Stuffer For You

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• Woods 6’ 3 pt. snowblower w/orbit motor spout • Gehl #312 Scavenger II spreader, 260 bu., VG • 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 In Stock

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Full-Time Custom Applicator Seeking a Full-Time Custom Agronomy Applicator at our Stewartville location. Duties to include applying agricultural fertilizer and chemicals, maintaining equipment and keeping required records. Candidates must have or be able to obtain a valid Class A CDL license with Tanker and Hazmat endorsement and a valid Commercial Applicator License.

Feed Department Administrative Assistant

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This is a full time position with our Feed Department at our Stewartville location. This position will be responsible for compliance certifications, mill audits and government reporting. We are looking for the organized, detail oriented self starter preferably with Feed/Livestock background and/or Quality Assurance background. This individual works closely with the Feed Department Manager. Serious inquiries only.

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Competitive wages and benefit plan. Serious inquiries only.

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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”

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FOR SALE: '81 IH 1440 combine, 3,787 hrs, cross flow cleaning fan, chopper, $10,000. Call 507-227-0605

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97 - Gleaner R-52 combine w/ 520 flex BH, hugger 630 CH. Well maint, always shedded. 2,450 hrs. (651)459-8114

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FOR SALE: '98 JD 9100 Minneapolis Moline Tractor Parts for sale. River Dale 4WD, 4200 hrs, PTO, 1 ownFarms, (920) 295-3278. er, excellent condition, inside & out (8) very good ra- Specializing in most AC used dial tires, $82,500. tractor parts for sale. Now 507-828-8193 parting out WD, 190XT, #200 & D-17 tractors. RosenFOR SALE: Have running berg Tractor Salvage 507motor for Allis Chalmers 848-1701 or 507-236-8726 190XT tractor; Have new overhauled motor for WD White 2-135 MFD cab. Hub Allis Chalmers tractor. 507duals. 5,900 hrs. $13,850. 848-1701 or 507-236-8726 4255 JD MFD 4 post power shift. $14,995. FOR SALE: IH 560, G, FH, Call (715)772-4255. NF, OH, 16.9-38 tires, Schwartz hyd ldr, $5200. Harvesting Equip 037 515-368-1358


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Grain Carts • New 900 x 32 flotation tires, under 10psi • 24” Unload Auger “Fastest in the industry!” • Auto-Trail Steerable Axle System • New independent horizontal “feeder” & vertical “unload” auger operation

New Tanks & Pumps: Any Size Available Used Tanks:

- Balzer 10,000 gal. 5th wheel slurry - Houle 7300 gal. slurry w/5-unit disk injector - Balzer 6350 mag., low pro slurry w/4 unit injector - Houle 6000 gal. slurry w/4 units, disk injector - Nuhn 5000 gal. slurry w/5 unit disk injector - Balzer 4800 slurry w/5 unit disk injector - Balzer 4200 slurry - Balzer 4200 gal. vacuum w/3-tank injector - Auto Car 6-wheel drive w/4000 Calumet slurry tank w/4-unit disc injector - Calumet 3750 gal. vacuum manure tank Express w/3-unit disc injector Lagoon - Better Bilt 3400 gal. vacuum tank Pump - Better Bilt 2600 tandem axle vac tank - Calumet 2250 gal. vacuum tank w/2-shank injector - Van Dale 2250 gal. vacuum tank - Better Bilt 2100 gal. vacuum tank - Better Bilt 1650 vac tank - Badger 1500 gal. vacuum tank - VanDale 1500 vac tank - Hawkbilt 1500 gal. vacuum tank - Better Bilt 1500 vacuum tank - Dietrich 5 unit sweep injector

Misc.Equipment:

- Spray Specialites XLRD 1500 gal., 80’ boom sprayer - Fast 9420, 1300 gal., 80’ sprayer - Redball 570, 1200 gal., 90’ boom w/Raven 450 monitor - Top Air 1100 gal., 80’ boom, Raven 450 monitor - Top Air 1000 gal., 60’ boom, MT 3000 monitor - L & D 1000 gal., 90’ boom V-Pump - L & D 1000 gal., 88’ boom, no monitor • Up to 4000 - Blumhardt tandem axles, 1000 gal., 90’ boom w/foamer gallons - Top Air 1000 gal., 60’ X-fold boom per minute The most durable and w/Raven 440 monitor, tandem axle dependable high capacity - ‘02 MF3, 800 gal., 60’ boom pump available. - AgChem 750 gal., 60’ X-fold boom, Other: tandem axle - Walsh 500 gal., 45’ boom - N Tech vari width vertical - Balzer 6’ vertical pump manure pump - Nuhn 540, 8’ vertical pump - Brent 1084 grain cart - (2) Brent 600 GREEN gravity wagons - Balzer Rovatti horizontal - Balzer 314 agitator - Brent 420 grain cart manure pump - Hydro Engineering, 23- Brent 472 gravity wagon - ‘09 Doda 10’ vertical pump shank, 46’ direct injector - (2) EZ Trail 300 gravity wagons - Doda 6’ Super 150 vertical tool bar - Kilbros 1200 grain cart pump - Hydro Engineering, 16- J&M 525 grain cart - Clay 12’ vertical pump shank, 30’, 3 pt, direct injec- - JD 1210A, 400 bu. grain cart tor tool bar - Parker 505 RED gravity wagon - 8”x30’ wheeled load stand - Fork type rock picker - Balzer 38’ lagoon pump - Reel type Degelman rock picker - Riteway Model RR rock picker - Case IH 4300, 281⁄2’ , 3 bar field cultivator - Tyler pull-type fertilizer spreader - Mobility 4-ton spreader, full hyd. drive - Dempster 4-ton pull-type fert. spreader - Leon 650 hyd. pull-type scraper - Miller 12 silage dump box - New Lee Mfg. 975 & 475 trailer dsl. fuel tanks - NH ST460, 28’ disk, like new - JD 456 round baler - IH 706, gas, WF - CIH 30’ flat fold rotary hoe - ‘99 Freisen Model 220 brush auger - Brillion Sure Stand 10’ seeder

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JD 9600 combine, new duals............$25,000 JD 35’ hydro flex, Good ....................$15,000 IH 460/560, gas, WF ..........................$2,000 JD 3010, gas, WF, 3 pt. ......................$4,500 JD 2510, gas ......................................$6,250 (2) JD 3020, gas ....................$5,000/$7,500 ‘72 JD 3020, syncro ........................$10,500 JD 2030, Utility, diesel ............................Call JD 2355, Utility, diesel ............................Call (2) JD 3020, PS ..................$8,500/$17,500 JD 4010 D..........................................$5,500 JD 4010 D, F11 loader ......................$6,500 (2) JD 4020, PS ....................$6,900/$8,900 (3) JD 4020, PS, SC ..........$12,500-$15,500 JD 4000, WF, 3 pt. ..............................$9,500 JD 4230, Quad, engine OH ..............$14,500 JD 4430, PS......................................$13,500 JD 4240, Quad..................................$18,500 JD 4440, PS......................................$19,250 JD 4250, JD 4450, PS......................$24,500 JD 4250, PS, FWA ............................$28,500 JD 4650, PS......................................$23,500 JD 4850, PS, FWA ............................$23,500 JD 4255, Quad, new engine..............$37,500 (2) JD 4455, PS, 2WD ......$34,500/$38,500 JD 4960, MFD ..................................$39,000 JD 2940, FWA, JD 260 loader ..........$16,500

IH 7110, FWA, FH 1140 loader ........$37,500 NH BR 780A baler, net wrap ............$17,500 NH BR 780 baler, net wrap, Sharp....$14,500 (2) NH BR 780 balers ..........$9,000/$10,500 JD 843 loader, Like New ..................$12,500 JD 840 loader, JD 8000 mts. ..............$9,500 JD 720 loader......................................$5,500 JD 260 loader......................................$4,500 JD 280 loader......................................$7,500 JD 158 loader......................................$3,500 IH 2350 loader ....................................$3,250 (2) Westendorf loaders..............$950/$2,000 Leon 1000 grapple, off JD 8100 ........$5,500 (2) Dual 3100 loader, blue cyl$1,250-$2,500 Dual 310 loader ..................................$3,000 Farmhand F358 loader, IH mts. ..........$3,250 Miller PL-4 loader ..............................$3,500 New Buhler 2595, JD 6000 mts.........$3,900 New Box Scrapers, 10’/12’......................Call New & Used Skidsteer Attachments ......Call Pallet Forks, Grapples, Rock Buckets....Call New & Used Batco & Conveyall belt conveyors ................................................Call 8”, 10”, 13” Augers, various sizes ........Call ‘75 IH 1600, new clutch, 15’ steel b ..$2,500 (8) Gravity Boxes ......................$750/$4,000 (2) Backhoes, 3 pt. ................$2,500/$3,500


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White 8100 corn planter. 12R30", forward fold, liquid fert, piston pump, markers, Yetter no till, extra spike closing wheels, row shutoffs. 3 yrs old. 3,500 acres total. $45,000/OBO. 715-418-0177. YETTER New residue managers. Also, full line of Yetter Equipment available. 507-236-1934 C 507-235-9593 H 8:00am to 5:00pm. Tillage Equip

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'06 JD 2700, 7 shk. ripper, $25,000; JD 2400, 24' chisel plow, Tru Depth shanks, $24,500; '11 JD 635 flex head, used 1 season, low acres. All equipment is very nice. (507)530-4228

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USED PARTS 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

FOR SALE: '00 DMI TigerMate II 25 ½' field cult, 3 bar harrow, walking tandems, shedded, $16,000. Int'l 496 19' disk, shedded, $6,500. 507-380-7863

JD 4430Q, open station ..........................$14,900 CIH 1140 w/60” deck ................................$7,900 NH TC29, MFD............................................$7,900 JD 5403 MFD, 600 hrs..............................$19,900 JD 4650, 2WD ..........................................$29,900 JD 4620, Syncro ......................................$11,900 JD 3020, gas, w/loader ........................SAVE $$$ C-IH MX270 ..............................................$69,900 JD 4440, PS ................................COMING SOON JD 4440, Quad ..........................................$19,900 JD 4630, PS ..............................................$16,900 (2) JD 4020, powershift ........................SAVE $$$ JD 8440, 50 engine series........................$17,900 ‘67 JD 4020D, syncro ..............................$11,900 IH 856, diesel, cab......................................$8,900 JD 148 loader ..............................................CALL IH 460, 560, 560D, 706D ..............................CALL JD 640 loader ............................................$3,500 JD 48 loader, 7’ bucket ..............................$2,495 New Koyker loaders ....................................CALL Gehl 4635 skidsteer..................................$12,900 JD Soundguard Cabs, Call for info

KIESTER IMPLEMENT, INC.

CAMBRIDGE, MN 763-689-1179

110 S. Main, P.O. Box 249 • Kiester, MN

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507-294-3387

WLLMAR FARM CENTER a division of aemsco

3867 East Highway 12, Willmar, MN • Phone 320-235-8123

TRACTORS • (New) MF 5460, 95 PTO hp., MFD, cab • (‘07) MF 3645, 73 PTO hp., MFD, cab, loader • (New) MF 2680, 83 PTO hp., MFD • (‘10) MF 2680, 83 PTO hp., 31 hrs. • (New) MF 1529 Compact, 29 hp., hydro, MFD • (‘05) MF 451, 45 PTO hp., 350 hrs. • (‘93) Agco 5680, 73 PTO hp., loader, 4250 hrs. • IH 70 Hydro w/loader

NOW HIRING SERVICE TECHS Please send resume to: 63065 206th St., Attn: Mike Janesville, MN 56024

USED TRACTORS NEW Versatile 435, 4WD ......................................CALL NEW Versatile 250, FWA ......................................CALL NEW Versatile 305, FWA ......................................CALL NEW NH TD5050, FWA, w/cab ............................CALL NEW Massey HD2680, FWA, w/cab ....................CALL White 2-105 ......................................................$13,500 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 JD 4010 gas, w/cab ............................................$7,500 ‘66 Allis 190 gas..................................................$6,500 ‘81 Case 2290 w/loader....................................$16,900

PLANTERS NEW White planters ............................................CALL White 8106, 6-30 w/DF & cross auger, Like NewCALL White 6122, 12-30 w/liquid, Nice ....................$16,000 Hiniker 30’ seeder ............................................$19,500

TILLAGE M&W 9-shank, 24” w/leveler ............................$14,500 Salford 24’ RTS ....................................................CALL ‘07 JD 3710, 10-bottom........................................CALL ‘04 DMI ST250, 48’ w/4 bar..................................CALL Wilrich 10-bottom plow ........................................CALL

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

MISCELLANEOUS NEW Salford RT units ..........................................CALL NEW Unverferth seed tenders......................ON HAND 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 Unverferth 8000 grain cart ..............................$19,000 Kinze 1050 w/duals ..........................................$48,500 (DMI Parts Available)

SMITHS MILL IMPLEMENT Hwy. 14, 3 miles West of Janesville, MN

Phone (507) 234-5191 or (507) 625-8649 Mon. - Fri. 7:30-5:00, Sat. 7:30-Noon

CORNHEADS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

HAY & LIVESTOCK • NEW MF 1328 & 1329 3 pt. disc mowers • ‘11 MF 1372 disc mower cond. • Sitrex DM7 disc mower • Sitrex RP5 3 pt. wheel rake • Sitrex 10 & 12 wheel rakes on cart • Rouse 16 wheel V-rake • 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

White 708N ‘08 Geringhoff 1822, RD ‘07 Geringhoff 1822, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 1222, RD ‘03 Geringhoff 1222, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 1220, NS ‘07 Geringhoff 1220, RD ‘04 Geringhoff 1220, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘06 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘04 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘03 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘01 Geringhoff 830, RD ‘00 Geringhoff 830, RD • White 264 disk, 20’ ‘92 Geringhoff 830, PC • White 6186 planter, 16R30 ‘04 Geringhoff 822, RD • ‘08 JD 520 stalk chopper ‘07 Geringhoff 820, RD • ‘07 Balzer 20’ stalk chopper ‘08 Geringhoff 630, RD • Loftness 30’ stalk chopper, SM ‘01 Geringhoff 630, RD • Maurer 28’-42’ header trailer ‘99 NH 996, 12R20” • WRS 30’ header trailer ‘05 NH 98C, 12R20” • ‘11 Degelman LR7645 land ‘04 JD 1290, KR roller JD 1022 • ‘11 Degelman 7200 rock picker ‘98 JD 893 • ‘11 Degelman 6000 HD rock JD 822 picker ‘03 MF 3000, 6R30” • Lucke 8’ snowblower ‘08 CIH 3412, 12R20”, KP, HDP • NEW SB Select 8’ & 9’ CIH 1083 snowblowers CIH 822

MISCELLANEOUS

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

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

COMBINES ‘94 Gleaner R72 w/new engine ............................CALL ‘00 Gleaner R72 w/CDF........................................CALL ‘02 Gleaner R62 w/’04 8-30 CH, ‘03 825 flex w/Crary..............................................................CALL ‘03 Gleaner R65 ....................................................CALL Gleaner R60 ......................................................$25,000 ‘08 Fantini 12-30 chopping cornhead..............$68,000 NEW Fantini chopping cornhead ........................CALL

• • • • • •

• NEW Brandt 7500 grain vac & 5200 EX • NEW Brandt 5200 EX grain vac • ‘05 Brandt 1070 auger w/swing hopper • Brandt 1070, 1080, 1390 augers w/swing hopper • Brandt 1515 LP, 1535, 1545, 1575, 1585 belt conveyors • Brandt GBU-10 unloader • Brandt 10x35 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 • Hutchinson 10x61 auger • Wheatheart transfer auger, 8”

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COMBINES 18-24 Months Interest Free ‘09 MF 9795, duals, 331 hrs. ‘08 MF 9790, duals, 322 hrs. ‘07 MF 9790, duals, 1034 hrs. ‘85 MF 9720, 3292 hrs. ‘90 MF 8570, 2240 hrs. ‘92 Gleaner R62, 2643 hrs.

GRAIN HANDLING

THE LAND, JANUARY 6, 2012

FOR SALE: Kinze 3600 16/32 interplant '02, KPII monitor, John/Blue pump, fert tanks, box extensions, whl scrapers, gauge wheel covers & stalk guards. 320-760-1582 or 320-325-5222


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KIMBALL, MN • 320-398-3800

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

GLENCOE, MN • 320-864-5531

Sales: • Richard Dammann • Randy Uecker • Steve Schramm • Mike W

NO. MANKATO, MN • 507-387-55 Sales: • Randy Rasmussen • Ed Nowak • Leon Rasmussen • Jay Pederson • Spencer Kolles • Rick Miller

TRACTORS 4WD

CIH 535 Quad, '10, 910 hrs ..........................................$292,750 CIH 535 Quad, '09 ........................................................$287,500 CIH STX530Q, '06, 2340 hrs ........................................$225,000 CIH 500 Steiger, '11, 405 hrs ........................................$265,500 CIH STX500Q, '05, 2320 hrs ........................................$189,500 CIH 485 Steiger, '10, 870 hrs ........................................$228,000 CIH 435 Quad, '08, 1755 hrs ........................................$237,500 CIH STX375, '01, 4230 hrs............................................$126,000 CIH 9390, '97 ..................................................................$88,500 CIH 9380, '97 ..................................................................$79,000 CIH 9370, '96 ..................................................................$76,500 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 IH 6588, '83, 4700 hrs ....................................................$17,500 Challenger MT865B, '06, 3745 hrs ................................$199,500 JD 9620, '06, 4245 hrs..................................................$174,500 JD 9400T ......................................................................$109,000 JD 9400, '98, 3245 hrs..................................................$109,900 JD 9400, '97, 5065 hrs....................................................$87,900 NH 9880, '94, 6775 hrs ..................................................$69,500 NH 9282, '97, 3585 hrs ..................................................$69,500 NH T9060, '08, 1440 hrs ..............................................$212,000 Versatile 835, '78, 11,000 hrs..........................................$21,500

TRACTORS 2WD

TRACTORS AWD/MFD Continued

CIH 245 Mag, '11, 300 hrs ............................................$140,000 CIH 245 Mag, '10, 1505 hrs ..........................................$129,500 CIH 245 Mag, '10, 945 hrs ............................................$138,900 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, '08....................................................................Call CIH 245 Mag, '07, 3145 hrs ..........................................$105,000 CIH 245 Mag, '07, 3205 hrs ..........................................$105,000 CIH 215 Mag, '10, 3100 hrs ..........................................$105,000 CIH 215 Mag, '09, 880 hrs ............................................$129,500 CIH 180 Mag, '11....................................................................Call CIH 230 Puma, '11, 130 hrs ..........................................$135,000 CIH 8950, 8725 hrs ........................................................$62,500 CIH 7230, '96, 5655 hrs ..................................................$61,000 CIH 7140, '92 ..................................................................$45,900 CIH 5250, '92, 5650 hrs ..................................................$36,500 CIH 2294..........................................................................$14,500 CIH 55A, '11, 4 hrs ..........................................................$28,000 Farmall 350........................................................................$3,900 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 McCormick TTX230, '09, 615 hrs....................................$90,000 McCormick XTX165, '09, 260 hrs....................................$89,500 NH 8870, '00, 4145 hrs ..................................................$62,500

COMPACT TRACTORS CIH 40 Farmall CVT ........................................................$36,250 CIH DX25E, '04, 175 hrs..................................................$13,900 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, '88, 10400 hrs ................................................$35,500 CIH 7110, '91, 7645 hrs ..................................................$32,500 CIH 5130, '91, 3920 hrs ..................................................$28,900 Case 584C, 7610 hrs ........................................................$9,500 Farmall H, '41 ....................................................................$1,500 Farmall H ..........................................................................$1,350 IH 1486, '77, 7710 hrs ....................................................$12,500 IH 1466, 4625 hrs..............................................................$8,500 IH 986, '81, 6745 hrs ......................................................$17,900 IH 986, '77, 8735 hrs ......................................................$11,000 IH 886, '79, 6195 hrs ......................................................$12,500 IH 574, '73, 5180 hrs ........................................................$6,500 IH H, '41 ............................................................................$1,800 IH M, '49............................................................................$1,500 Allis 7060, '76, 3140 hrs ........................................................Call JD 4840, '81, 7820 hrs....................................................$25,000

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

TRACTORS AWD/MFD 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 275 Mag, '11, 600 hrs ............................................$172,500 CIH 275 Mag, '10, 600 hrs ............................................$172,500 CIH 275 Mag, '09....................................................................Call 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 9120, '11, 290 hrs ..................................................$317,900 CIH 9120, '09, 725 hrs ..................................................$289,000 CIH 9120, '09, 785 hrs ..................................................$289,000 CIH 8120, '11, 260 hrs ..................................................$319,000 CIH 8120, '11, 210 hrs ..................................................$309,000 CIH 8120, '11, 250 hrs ..................................................$309,000 CIH 8120T, '10, 970 hrs ................................................$319,000 CIH 8120, '10, 190 hrs ..................................................$315,000 CIH 8120, '09, 930 hrs ..................................................$253,400 CIH 8120, '09, 1120 hrs ................................................$265,000 CIH 8120, '09, 1265 hrs ................................................$249,500 CIH 8120, '09, 1060 hrs ................................................$265,000 CIH 8010, '07, 1100 hrs ................................................$220,000 CIH 8010, '06, 1410 hrs ................................................$194,500 CIH 8010, '04, 2440 hrs ................................................$159,000 CIH 7120, '10, 465 hrs ..................................................$245,000 CIH 7120, '09, 825 hrs ..................................................$259,900 CIH 7120, '09, 915 hrs ..................................................$252,500 CIH 7088, '11, 585 hrs ..................................................$249,000 CIH 7088, '11, 640 hrs ..................................................$249,000 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, '07, 750 hrs ..................................................$207,000

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COMBINES Continued

BEAN/CORNHEADS Continued

CIH 6088, '11, 470 hrs ..................................................$239,000 CIH 6088, '11, 545 hrs ..................................................$239,000 CIH 6088, '11, 500 hrs ..................................................$239,000 CIH 6088, '10, 450 hrs ..................................................$228,500 CIH 6088, '10, 525 hrs ..................................................$235,000 CIH 6088, '10, 500 hrs ..................................................$225,000 CIH 2588, '07, 1910 hrs ................................................$178,900 CIH 2388, '06, 1440 hrs ................................................$164,900 CIH 2388, '06, 1735 hrs ................................................$157,500 CIH 2388, '05, 2320 hrs ................................................$126,900 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, 2760 hrs ................................................$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, '01, 3250 hrs ..................................................$99,900 CIH 2388, '00, 3295 hrs ..................................................$86,500 CIH 2388, '98, 3780 hrs ..................................................$89,000 CIH 2388, '98, 3835 hrs ..................................................$89,500 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 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 1666, '93, 3180 hrs ..................................................$49,500 CIH 1660, '91, 3255 hrs ..................................................$35,000 CIH 1660, '90, 4360 hrs ..................................................$29,500 CIH 1660, '87, 4605 hrs ..................................................$27,500 IH 1460, '82, 4535 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, 3500 hrs....................................................$10,500 JD 7720, '80, 3350 hrs......................................................$8,000 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 970, '03, 2020 hrs ..................................................$139,000

Drago 8R22 Cornhead ....................................................$33,000 (3) Drago 6R30 Cornhead ..............................$32,000 - $44,500 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, 12R30 Cornhead ..............................................$51,500 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 Lexion C512-30 Cornhead ..............................................$38,000 NH 962 Cornhead ..............................................................$1,400 IH 810 Platform ................................................................$1,500 JD Platform........................................................................$1,500 Homemade 30' Head Transport ........................................$1,300 Homemade 4 Wheel Head Transport ................................$1,000 Maywest Movemaster Head Transport ..............................$1,500 P & K 30' Head Transport..................................................$3,995

BEAN/CORNHEADS (2) CIH 2162, 35' Beanhead ..........................$59,900 & $62,500 CIH 2162, 30' Beanhead ..................................................$53,500 (2) CIH 2062, 36' Beanhead ................................choice $49,500 (3) CIH 2020, 35' Beanhead............................$30,950 - $37,500 (7) CIH 2020, 30' Beanhead............................$21,500 - $33,500 (3) CIH 2020, 25' Beanhead............................$24,900 - $26,750 CIH 2020, 20' Beanhead ..................................................$24,000 (29) CIH 1020, 30' Beanhead ..........................Starting at $3,550 (18) CIH 1020, 25' Beanhead ..........................Starting at $7,000 (4) CIH 1020, 22.5' Beanhead ............................$5,500 - $7,900 (5) CIH 1020, 20' Beanhead..............................$3,500 - $17,900 CIH 920 Beanhead ............................................................$3,500 (2) JD 930F, 30' Beanhead ............................$12,900 & $13,900 JD 920, 20' Beanhead........................................................$5,900 (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 CIH 3412 Cornhead ........................................................$59,500 (3) CIH 2612 Cornhead ..................................$79,000 - $83,500 (4) CIH 2608 Cornhead ..................................$52,900 - $70,000 (2) 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 (16) CIH 1083 Cornhead ..................................starting at $9,500 (3) CIH 1063 Cornhead ....................................$8,750 - $15,500 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 (2) IH 883 Cornhead ..........................................$3,500 & $7,500 (4) IH 863 Cornhead ..........................................$2,500 - $4,500 Cat 1622 Cornhead ..........................................................$39,500 Cressoni 6R30 Cornhead ................................................$21,500 Drago 18R22 Cornhead ................................................$135,000 (6) Drago 12R22 Cornhead ............................$52,500 - $84,500 (2) Drago 12R20 Cornhead ............................................$84,500 Drago 10R30 Cornhead ..................................................$65,500 (3) Drago 10R22 Cornhead ............................$39,500 - $65,500 (14) Drago 8R30 Cornhead ............................$29,500 - $57,500

FALL TILLAGE (6) CIH 870, 22' Subsoiler ..............................$59,000 - $71,500 (3) CIH 870, 18' Subsoiler ..............................$43,500 - $56,900 (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 (5) CIH 730B Subsoiler ..................................$18,500 - $26,000 (3) CIH 730C, 17.5' Subsoiler ........................$35,000 - $42,500 (3) CIH 730C, 7 Shank Subsoiler ....................$34,900 - $37,500 CIH 730B, 7 Shank Subsoiler ..........................................$22,500 CIH 530B, 12.5' Subsoiler ..............................................$24,900 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 (3) DMI 730, 7 Shank Subsoiler ....................$12,500 & $16,900 DMI 530B, 12.5' Subsoiler ..............................................$16,900 DMI 530, 12.5' Subsoiler ................................................$15,500 DMI 527B Subsoiler ........................................................$18,900 (2) DMI CCII, 11.5' Subsoiler ............................$5,250 & $7,750 (2) DMI Tiger II Subsoiler..................................$2,400 & $7,950 Bourgault 2200, 30' Subsoiler ........................................$92,400 (14) JD 2700 Subsoiler ..................................$21,500 - $38,000 JD 512, 22.5' Subsoiler ..................................................$49,500 (3) JD 512, 22' Subsoiler................................$40,000 - $46,500 (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 2200 Subsoiler ....................................................$19,500 M & W 1875, 17.5' Subsoiler ..........................................$12,900 M & W 1860, 9 Shank Subsoiler ......................................$9,300 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 CIH 6650, 11 Shank Chisel Plow ....................................$12,500 CIH 6500, 10.5' Chisel Plow ..............................................$4,950 IH 4700, 30' Chisel Plow ..................................................$3,950 JD 610 Chisel Plow..........................................................$11,900 White 423 Chisel Plow ......................................................$1,500 CIH 710 MB Plow ..............................................................$1,500 JD 3600, 6x18 MB Plow ....................................................$5,000 IH 315, 14' Combo Mulch ................................................$1,250 JD 726, 34' Combo Mulch ..............................................$29,500 CIH 110, 50' Crumbler ....................................................$13,900 DMI 50' Crumbler ............................................................$10,500 DMI 40' Crumbler ............................................................$10,900 NH SG110, 45' Crumbler ................................................$16,900 Riteway 4300, 42' Crumbler ............................................$29,300 Summers 54' Crumbler ..................................................$24,000 Unverferth 1225, 33' Crumbler........................................$15,900

SELF PROP. FORAGE HARVESTERS Chase Groskreutz, East - (320) 248-3733 Randy Olmscheid, West - (320) 583-6014 Claas 980, '10, 645 hrs..................................................$335,000 Claas 980, '10................................................................$335,000 Claas 980, '09, 1135 hrs................................................$275,000 Claas 980, '08................................................................$275,000 Claas 980, '08, 1495 hrs................................................$255,000 Claas 900, '09, 1625 hrs................................................$242,000 Claas 900, '07, 1935 hrs................................................$175,000 Claas 900, '03, 2275 hrs................................................$168,000 Claas 890, '08, 1780 hrs................................................$195,000 Claas 890, '02................................................................$158,500 Claas 890, '02, 2555 hrs................................................$147,000 Claas 870 GE, '06, 2590 hrs ..........................................$184,500 Claas 870, '03, 2790 hrs................................................$162,000 Claas 830, '03................................................................$115,000 Claas 830, '02, 2195 hrs................................................$120,000 JD 7550, '08 ..................................................................$235,000

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JD 6850, '01, 2360 hrs......................................... JD 6810, '97 ......................................................... JD 6910, '92, 3800 hrs......................................... JD 6810, '96, 4590 hrs......................................... NH FX60, '03, 1970 hrs ....................................... NH FX58, '02, 1410 hrs .......................................

FORAGE EQUIPMENT

Gehl CB1275 PT Forg Harv................................... Gehl CB1265 PT Forg Harv................................... Gehl 1075 PT Forg Harv ....................................... Gehl CB1060 PT Forg Harv................................... (2) NH FP240 Forg Harv ................................$23, (7) Claas PU380HD Hayhead ........................ $13 (3) Claas PU380 Pro Hayhead ........................$23 (9) Claas PU380 Hayhead ............................ $12 Claas PU300 Hayhead........................................... (4) Gehl HA1210 7' Hayhead ............................ $ Gehl HA1110, '95 Hayhead .................................. Gehl 7' Hayhead ................................................... JD 640B Hayhead ................................................. JD 630A Hayhead ................................................. JD 630 Hayhead ................................................... JD 10' Hayhead..................................................... JD 5HP, 5.5' Hayhead .......................................... NH 3500 Hayhead................................................. NH 355W Hayhead ............................................... NH 340W Hayhead ............................................... NH 29P Hayhead................................................... (3) Claas Orbis 900 Cornhead ....................$110,0 (2) Claas Orbis 750 Cornhead........................$76, (3) Claas Orbis 600 Cornhead ........................$65 (9) Claas RU600, 8R30 Cornhead ..................$24 (2) Claas RU450XTRA Cornhead ..................$42, (10) Claas RU450 Cornhead............................$28 (3) Gehl TR330 Cornhead ..................................$ (2) JD 688 Cornhead ....................................$28, JD 686 Cornhead ................................................. JD 676 Cornhead ................................................. JD 666, 6R30 Cornhead ....................................... Kemper 4500 Cornhead ....................................... Kemper 3000 Cornhead ....................................... NH 3PN Cornhead................................................. (2) NH R1600 Cornhead ................................$39,

HAY EQUIPMENT

CIH WDX2302, '06, 640 hrs ................................. CIH WDX901, '02, 475 hrs ................................... CIH 8830, '96, 1430 hrs ....................................... NH HW340, '98 ................................................... CIH DC515, 15' Mow Cond................................... CIH DHX181 Windrower Head ............................. NH 1441, 16' PT Windrower................................. (2) CIH 8360, 12' MowCond..............................$4 CIH 8340, 9' MowCond ....................................... CIH 8312, 12' MowCond ..................................... CIH DCX161 MowCond......................................... CIH SC412 MowCond ........................................... (2) Claas 8550C MowCond ............................$36, Claas 8400RC MowCond ..................................... Hesston 1160, 14' MowCond ............................... JD 1600, 14' MowCond ....................................... JD 956 MowCond ................................................. JD 945, 13' MowCond ......................................... NH 1475 MowCond ............................................. NH 116, 14' MowCond ......................................... New Idea 5212, 12' MowCond ............................. Vermeer 1030, 13.5' MowCond ........................... Fransgard 240, 8' Disc Mower ............................. Kuhn GMD55 Disc Mower ................................... IH 120, 7' Sickle Mower ...................................... NH 455, 7' Sickle Mower ..................................... CIH FC60, 60" Rotary Mower ................................ Farm King 72" Rotary Mower ............................... Landpride FDR2584 Rotary Mower ..................... Woods RD7200D Rotary Mower ......................... H & S TWN2-P Wind Merg................................... (3) Millerpro 14-16 Wind Merg .................... $28 NH H5410, 9' Wind Merg ..................................... NH 166 Wind Merg............................................... NH 144 Wind Merg............................................... Victor 245 Wind Merg ......................................... JD Rake ............................................................... Kuhn GA8521 Rake............................................... Kuhn GA7301 Rake...............................................

BALERS

(2) CIH RBX562 Rnd Baler ..........................$14, CIH 8460, 5x6 Rnd Baler ..................................... CIH 8480, 5x6 Rnd Baler ..................................... CIH 3650, 5x6 Rnd Baler ..................................... Claas 280RC Rnd Baler......................................... Hesston 530, 4x4 Rnd Baler ................................. JD 567, 5x6 Rnd Baler ......................................... JD 566, 5x6 Rnd Baler ......................................... (2) NH BR780A Rnd Baler ............................$16, NH BR780 Rnd Baler ........................................... New Idea 4865, 5x6 Rnd Baler ............................. CIH LBX332 Rec Baler .........................................


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ntinued ...........$92,000 ...........$62,500 ...........$56,000 ...........$59,500 .........$115,000 .........$108,000

500 & $15,500 .............$5,950 .............$6,000 .............$6,995 ...........$19,500 .............$8,500 ...........$22,500 ...........$15,500 500 & $19,800 ...........$17,900 .............$9,500 ...........$52,900

PLANTING & SEEDING Continued JD 1760, 12R30 ..............................................................$46,500 JD 1720, 16R22 ..............................................................$32,500 Kinze 3700, 36R20 ..........................................................$62,500 White 8524, 24R30........................................................$117,500 White 6100, 24R22..........................................................$24,500 (2) CIH 5400MT, 20' Drill ..................................$7,500 & $9,500 (2) IH 510 Drill ..................................................$1,500 & $2,600 Crustbust 3400, 30' Drill ..................................................$5,950 (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 4420, '09, 1120 hrs ................................................$175,000 CIH 4420, '09, 1185 hrs ................................................$175,000 CIH 4420, '09, 1320 hrs ................................................$175,000 CIH 4420, '09, 1560 hrs ................................................$175,000 CIH SPX4260, '99............................................................$85,000 CIH SPX4260, '98, 4270 hrs............................................$79,900 Hagie STS-14, '10..........................................................$218,000 Miller 4275, '09, 660 hrs ..............................................$210,000 Miller 4275, '08, 995 hrs ..............................................$205,000 Rogator 854, '01..............................................................$83,500 Rogator 854, '97, 4475 hrs ............................................$44,000 Walker 44, '99, 2050 hrs ................................................$49,500

SPRAYERS - PULL-TYPE (2) Demco Conquest......................................$18,900 & $22,500 Hardi 500, 60'....................................................................$8,500 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 Riverbend 132' ................................................................$29,000 Top Air NAV1100 ............................................................$22,500 Top Air 1100R60XF..........................................................$14,500 Top Air 500, 45' ................................................................$3,800

SKID LDR’s/RTV’s/EXC. Case SR250, '12, 2 hrs....................................................$42,500 Case 1845B, '92, 5550 hrs ................................................$7,400 Case 1845C, '93, 3475 hrs ..............................................$11,900 Case 1840, '91, 6355 hrs ..................................................$9,850 Case 1840, 4400 hrs..........................................................$9,750 Case 1816C, '87, 1230 hrs ................................................$3,500 Case 1816C, '79 ................................................................$3,500 Case 445, '07, 2000 hrs ..................................................$30,500 Case 440, '08, 685 hrs ....................................................$26,500 Case 435, '10, 240 hrs ....................................................$30,900 Case 435, '06, 2750 hrs ..................................................$19,900 Case 430, '10, 310 hrs ....................................................$31,500 Case 430, '10, 1000 hrs ..................................................$28,000 Case 430, '08, 370 hrs ....................................................$28,000 Case 430, '06, 2105 hrs ..................................................$17,900 Case 430, '06, 3905 hrs ..................................................$22,000 Case 420, '08, 3975 hrs ..................................................$16,900 Case 410, '07, 2385 hrs ..................................................$14,900 Bobcat 863C, '97, 2140 hrs ............................................$13,900 Bobcat 743, '88, 3820 hrs ................................................$7,250 Gehl 7810E, '10, 2875 hrs ..............................................$36,500 Gehl 7800, '01, 6395 hrs ................................................$18,500 Gehl 7810 Turbo, '04, 3350 hrs ......................................$34,500 Gehl 5635SXT, '01, 650 hrs ............................................$17,000 Gehl 5240E, '10, 380 hrs ................................................$27,500 Gehl 4835SXT, '02, 2170 hrs ..........................................$14,500 Gehl 4825SX, '98, 5640 hrs ..............................................$8,500 Gehl 4640E, '06, 2705 hrs ..............................................$15,000 Gehl 3935SX, '01, 1735 hrs ..............................................$7,950 JD 328, '05, 5180 hrs......................................................$19,500 JD 320, 2210 hrs ............................................................$19,900 NH LS170, '02, 2765 hrs ................................................$16,900 Ford 4500, 2245 hrs ..........................................................$7,500 Kubota U35SS, '05, 140 hrs ............................................$28,000 Cub Cadet 4x4D Trail, '06, 670 hrs....................................$7,975 Kawasaki Mule, '02, 2670 hrs............................................$5,500 Kubota RTV900W, '06, 800 hrs ........................................$9,900 Kubota RTV900, '06, 935 hrs ............................................$7,950 Kubota RTV900W, '04, 830 hrs ........................................$8,200 Kubota RTV900W, '04........................................................$8,200 Steiner Hawk, '00 ..............................................................$3,250

PLANTING & SEEDING CIH 1260, 36R22 ..........................................................$185,000 (2) CIH 1250, 24R30 ................................$113,900 & $121,000 CIH 1250, 16R30 ..........................................................$105,000 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 ....................................$48,500 & $55,800 CIH 1200, 12R23 ............................................................$65,300 (2) CIH 900, 12R30 ................................................choice $6,500 IH 800, 16R30 ..................................................................$8,950 Friesen 2400RT................................................................$15,500 JD 7300 ..........................................................................$13,500 JD 7100, 12R30 ................................................................$4,250 JD 1770, 24R30 ..............................................................$42,500 JD 1770, 16R30 ..............................................................$63,500 JD 1770, 16R30 ..............................................................$46,300

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 & $55,000 CIH TM 200, 40.5' ACS Fld Cult ......................................$58,950 CIH TMII, 38.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$35,500 CIH TMII, 30.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$26,500 CIH 4300, 48' Fld Cult ......................................................$7,900 CIH 4300, 46.3' Fld Cult ..................................................$16,900 CIH TMII, 50.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$57,500 CIH TMII, 48.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$39,500 CIH TMII, 36' Fld Cult ......................................................$34,500 DMI TMII, 40.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$32,500 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 TM, 31.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$9,500 DMI TM Fld Cult ..............................................................$12,500 IH 4500, 24.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$1,250 Flexcoil 820, 40' Fld Cult ................................................$11,500 JD 2210, 64.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$49,500 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 JD 726, 38' Fld Cult ........................................................$27,500 Wilrich QuadX, 55' Fld Cult..............................................$43,900 Wilrich Quad, 46' Fld Cult................................................$39,500 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 Sunflower 1434, 33' Disk ................................................$29,900 White Disk ........................................................................$7,500

MISCELLANEOUS Alloway 22CD, 22' Shredder............................................$12,500 (4) 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 JD 120, 20' Shredder ........................................................$3,950 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 Gehl MX135 Grinder Mixer ..................................................$600 Feterl 8x60 Auger ..............................................................$2,500 Feterl 8x55 Auger..................................................................$750 GSI 10x31E Auger ............................................................$3,300 Hutch 8x72 Auger..............................................................$1,850 Kubota V4208A Blade ........................................................$2,100 CIH LX192 Loader ............................................................$9,500 Farmhand F235 Loader......................................................$3,500 GB 800 Loader ..................................................................$1,000 Kubota LA514 Loader ........................................................$3,200 Lindsay Bale Transport ......................................................$1,000 Dakon 350, 350 bu Grav Box ............................................$1,750 Demco 365 Grav Box ........................................................$4,150 EZ Flow 300 bu Grav Box ..................................................$2,500 Farm King 200 bu Grav Box ..............................................$2,500 Huskee 225, 250 bu Grav Box ..........................................$1,250 J & M 350 Grav Box ..........................................................$3,500 Killbros 350 Grav Box........................................................$1,200 Kuker Grav Box ....................................................................$950 Minnesota 350BA Grav Box ..............................................$2,650

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BALERS Continued CIH 8575 Rec Baler ........................................................$32,750 (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

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ROW CROP TRACTORS ‘10 CIH Magnum 275, MFWD, 750 hrs., 3 pt., 4 hyd., front wgts., 540/1000 PTO, 380x50 tires & duals, 380x34 front duals ......................................................$144,000 ‘03 JD 8320, MFWD, 4838 hrs., 3 pt., 5 hyd., 1000 PTO, 20.8x42 tires & duals, 20 front wgts., front fenders ..............$100,000 ‘03 JD 8420, 4486 hrs., 3 pt., 1000 PTO, P.S. trans., 380x50 tires & duals, front wgts...............................................$108,000 ‘08 JD 7230 Premium, MFWD, 450 hrs., cab, air, 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 3 hyd., 18.4x38 tires....................................$78,000 ‘08 JD 7130 Premium, MFWD, 95 hrs., 18.4x38 tires, 3 valves, 16-spd., power quad, Like New ..............................$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, 1001 hrs., 380x50 duals, 380x34 front duals, 4 hyd., 540/1000 PTO, 3 pt., front wgts. ..$135,000 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

‘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 ..............$129,000 ‘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 ....................$119,000 ‘04 JD 9660STS, 1761 eng./1289 sep. hrs., 18.4x42 duals, Green Star, yield & moisture monitor, touch set ........................$118,000 ‘09 CIH 7088, 910 sep./1235 eng. hrs., 20.8x42 duals, tracker, rock trap, Pro 600 monitor w/yield moisture ......$175,000 ‘06 CIH 1688, 3734 eng. hrs., rock trap, chopper, auto header, thru shop ....$34,500 ‘88 CIH 1680, 3426 hrs., rock trap, chopper, 30.5x32 tires, Bison rotor ..............$24,000

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

LOADER TRACTORS ‘10 JD 6330 Premium, MFWD, 760 hrs., cab, 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, JD 673 self leveling loader w/joystick ................$67,500 ‘08 NH T6070, MFWD, cab, air, 975 hrs., w/NH TL840 loader, 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 18.4x42 rear tires & duals ..............$80,000 ‘89 JD 4755, 2WD, cab, 3 pt., PS, 3 hyd., 1000 PTO w/Westendorf TA46 loader w/8’ quick tach bucket & joystick, loader Like New..........................................$39,000

‘08 NH AT8010, w/SuperSteer, 12-bolt frt axle, (10)100 kg frt wgts, rear wgts, 3 PTO’s, 18.4R46 rear tires w/duals, 380/ 85R34 frt tires, 19 spd trans., 930 hrs. - Stock # 60310 - $124,750

‘86 Ford TW-25 II, 2WD, 140 hp, 18.4R38 Firestone tires w/axle-mount duals, 540/1000 PTO, 4 rear remotes, 3 pt w/factory top link, rear whl wgts, front wgts - Stock # 60507 - $24,875

‘12 Riteway F3-52, 52’ forward fold land roller, 11LX15 12-ply tires, 8-bolt rims, road light kit, safety tow chain, transport width 13’6”, complete w/freight & setup - Stock # 60413 - $40,850

‘05 NH TG285, 4WD w/18-spd. PS, Super Steer, set of 4 new rear 18.4xR46 Firestone tires, new 380/85R34 front tires, rear whl wgts, 13⁄4” 1000 PTO - S.N.: JAW135103 - $118,900

NI 3739, 390 bu. tandem axle box spreader w/Tbar apron chain, upper beater, hydraulic endgate, 540 CV PTO. Reconditioned through shop & field ready - Stock # 60128 - $8,950

‘11 Walinga 7614 Deluxe HBR FRL grain vac. w/ (1) 7”x12’ stainless steel hose, (1) 6”x12’ clear hose, (1) 7” suction nozzle, (1) 6” suction nozzle, (1) 6” clean-up nozzle - Stock # 60326 - $28,970

'75 JD 4230 2WD Tractor, QR transmission, 18.4x34 tires @ 70+%, 2 valves, 540/1000 PTO, original 3 pt. top link, A/C converted to 134. Local trade - Stock # 59906 - $16,650

New ‘11 Brent 1082 1000+ bu. grain cart, 900/60R32 ag bar tires, scale pkg., roll tarp, Green color - Red unit also available - Stock # 60270 - $42,300

‘11 Brent 782 grain cart with 30.5L-32 R1 ag bar tires, roll tarp, Green color - Stock # 60098 $29,875

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‘07 NH TG275, MFWD, 2295 hrs., super GRAIN CARTS steer, 5 hyd., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO megaflow hyd., 380x50 tires & duals $110,000 ‘07 Parker 938, 1000 bu. cart, scale

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‘05 JD 9660, 1147 sep. hrs., 1633 eng. hrs., hi-cap unload, Contour Master, 20.8x38 duals, touchset, chopper ..............$125,000 ‘06 JD 8010, 1325 eng./1050 sep. hrs., 20.8x42 duals, tracker, chopper, rock trap, auto header, Sharp! ......................$145,000

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FOR SALE: Case IH 720 late model 6-18 plow. On land hitch, coulters, & buster bar. $5,000. (715)821-5301.

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Disc chisels: JD 714 & 712, WANTED: 10 ton floor jack, used. 920-262-1800 Glencoe 7400; Field Cults under 30': JD 980, small WANTED: Kent Series 6 soil grain carts & gravity boxes finisher, 24' w/ spike har300-400 bu. Finishers under row. 763-389-1957 20', clean 4 & 6R stalk chopKrause disk pers; Nice JD 215 & 216 WANTED: 26'-28' long, rock cushion flex heads; JD 643 corngangs. Call Jerry Swartz heads Must be clean; JD 218-583-2626 corn planters, 4-6-8 row. 715-299-4338 WANTED: Older 4WD tractor in good condition. JD 4120, 4320, 4520 or 4720 218-943-4814 Compact Tractor w/less than 100 hrs. (715)234-1923 Spraying Equip 041

JD 722, 30' soil finisher, very good cond., $10,000. 952-2402193 WANTED: Double disk openers & mounting brackets M&W 1475 Earthmaster, new for dry fertilizer on 3600 blades & bearings, can be Kinze planter. 320-232-0556 either 5 or 7 shank, nice, $14,500. WANTED: Farm Hand tub 507-383-0114 grinder for round bale processor. 507-450-0745 Machinery Wanted 040 WANTED: JD 7000 6RN corn All kinds of New & Used planter, must be clean, farm equipment – disc chisshedded; Model 1300 Hiniker cab for late model els, field cults, planters, JD 4020 w/ side console. soil finishers, cornheads, 320-749-2816 Leave message feed mills, discs, balers, haybines, etc. 507-438-9782

FOR SALE: (1) pr 200 gal saddle tanks, universal mountings; (1) pr Big John 500 gal saddle tanks mounting for 40-50-60 JD tractor. 320-579-0557 FOR SALE: Wetherall 400 gal sprayer, 40' boom & pumps, $400. 712-786-3341

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

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JD 1000, 34’ field cultivator..........$1,250 WAGONS ‘10 E-Z Trail 3400 w/brakes..........$6,900 (2) Parker 4000, 450 bu ................$3,750 (2) Parker 2500 ..............................$1,250 Demco 325 ....................................$2,450 ‘11 Agrimaster A600, tarp ..........$12,000 AUGERS Westfield 10x61 w/right angle drive ....................................................$3,750 Hutchinson 10x72 Swing Hopper $1,750 Westfield 10x71 Swing Hopper ....$3,000 Koyker 10x71 Swing Hopper........$1,850

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HESSTON 6610 SELF PROPELLED HAYBINE NEW IDEA 406 SIDE RAKE WITH DOLLY WHEEL NEW IDEA 5212 DISCBINE NEW HOLLAND 144 HAY INVERTOR NEW HOLLAND 499 HAYBINE ROUND BALE WAGON 8 BALE ROW CROP, DRILLS & SPRAYERS CASE IH 5300 12' DRILL 6" SPACING W/GRASS SEED HARDI TR 500 45' BOOM TANDEM AXLE HARDI NAVIGATOR 1000 60' HYD. FOLD BOOM, RAVEN 440 HARDI COMMANDER 750, 60' BOOM GRAIN CARTS & WAGONS EZ TRAIL 510 GRAIN CART 2011 WITH LIGHT KIT EZ TRAIL 3400 SEED WAGON, DIVIDER, TARP, 1074 GEAR DEMCO 325 GRAVITY BOX W/12 TON GEAR (Fert auger avail.) BADGER 14' FORAGE BOX W/BADGER 10 TON GEAR H&S 7+4 TWIN AUGER 16' FORAGE BOX 12TON TANDEM GEAR GEHL FX1620 FORAGE BOX W/12TON BADGER GEAR GEHL 920 14' FORAGE BOX W/12TON GEAR MEYER 4120 FORAGE BOX, REAR UNLOAD MANURE SPREADERS GEHL 1329 SPREADER NEW HOLLAND 795 SPREADER, TOP BEATER, 16.5X16.1 TIRES KNIGHT 8014 PRO TWIN SLINGER, SINGLE AXLE H&S 370 SPREADER, HYD. DRIVE, TOP BEATER GRAIN EQUIPMENT HUTCH 8X57 PTO HUTCH 8X51 EMD WESTFIELD WR8X56 EMD, LESS MOTOR WESTFIELD WR6X61 EMD 3 PHASE MOTOR WESTFIELD MK13X71GLP WESTFIELD MK10X61GLP, NEW CONDITION WESTFIELD WR 10X71 PTO AUGER MISCELLANEOUS FEATHERLITE CATTLE TRAILER, LIKE NEW 2007, ALUMINUM 24X7 NEW HOLLAND 355 FEED MILL CAT SCRAP GRAPPLE, DUAL CYLINDER W/GUARDS, UNI ATTACH FRONT DUALS 14.9R34 W/30" SPACERS, CAME OFF CASE MX 210 14' FERTILIZER AUGER IH 2600 TRUCK LT CUMMINS 300HP 24' GRAIN BOX 2 TAGS BUSH HOG 84" 3PT OFFSET MOWER WESTENDORF TA26 BUCKET & SPEAR JD 4020 MOUNTS McKEE 7' SNOW BLOWER, MANUAL CHUTE

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Lodermeiers.net TRACTORS ALLIS CHALMERS C WOODS 5' BELLY MOWER IH FARMALL McCORMICK 460 W/SCHWARTZ LOADER & FRONT END JOHN DEERE 2750 W/245 LOADER, JOYSTICK, BUCKET, FORKS, 2WD COMBINES & HEADS GLEANER S77 COMBINE 2011, DUALS, 255 SEP, 355 ENG GLEANER R75 COMBINE 2005, DUALS, TURRET, 1400 SEP, 1700 ENG GLEANER R75 COMBINE 2003, DUALS, 1490 SEP, 1950 ENG GLEANER 8000 FLEX HEAD 30' GLEANER 320 FLEX R MTS HYD DRIVE REEL, OLD STYLE CRESSONI 8 ROW 30" CHOPPING CORN HEAD, JD MOUNTS HARVESTEC 4308C CUTTER CORN HEAD 8 ROW 30", JD MOUNT HARVESTEC 4308C CUTTER CORN HEAD 8 ROW 30" HARVESTEC 4312C 12 ROW 30" CUTTER CORN HEAD SKID STEERS MUSTANG 2070, HEATER, CAB, 1950 HRS, 2001 MUSTANG 2070, HEATER, CAB, T BAR, 1998 MUSTANG 2032, 2004, GOOD RUBBER TILLAGE/FIELD CULTIVATORS ALLIS CHALMERS 1500 MIN-TIL 7-SHANK CHISEL PLOW GLENCOE 7400 SOILSAVER 13-SHANK, HYDRAULIC DISC WILRICH 657 DCR 11-SHANK 5 DEEP TILL 6 CHISEL WILRICH QUAD 5 32' FIELD CULTIVATOR WILRICH 2500 24' FIELD CULTIVATOR DMI TIGERMATE II 32.5' COIL TINE HARROW & ROLLING BASKET SUNFLOWER 5332 FIELD CULTIVATOR, 3 BAR COIL TINE HARROW, 27.5' JOHN DEERE 726 SOIL FINISHER, 27' JOHN DEERE 2700 MULCH RIPPER 7-SHANK SOIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BUSH HOG 1445 DISC, 21' MILLER PRO 6 ROW 30" CULTIVATOR DANISH TINE KORVAIR 42' DRAG FLEX SPIKE TOOTH HAY & FORAGE, STALK CHOPPERS ART'S WAY 180C 15' STALK CHOPPER 2011 MASSEY 2150 3X3 BALER 24000 BALES w/preservative KNIGHT REEL AUGGIE 2300 TMR H&S 860 BLOWER H&S 12 WHEEL HI-CAP RAKE HESSTON 7500 FORAGE HARVESTER W/HAY & CORN HEAD

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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, 10’ & 12’ ........On Hand Walco Ground Pounder, 45’ ..$31,500

USED EQUIPMENT TRACTORS ‘91 JD 8960, 8300 hrs. ................$52,500 ‘90 Ford 946, 6100 hrs. ..............$44,500 ‘90 Ford 876, 6200 hrs. ..............$42,500 ‘05 JD 9320, 3 pt., 3200 hrs. ....$139,900 ‘01 JD 9400T, 3 pt., 5400 hrs., 30” tracks ................................$93,900 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 AJAX self loading round bale mover ....................................................$4,500

WHITE Goodhue, MN 55027

Hardi 1500 gal. sprayer 90' hyd booms, 14.9 x 28 tires., foamer, $7600. (715)878-9858

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 ....$6,895-$7,250 400 E-Z Trail ....................................CALL 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

THE LAND, JANUARY 6, 2012

FOR SALE: '06 JD 2410, 17' chisel plow, true depth standards, walking tandems, floating hitch, new points, can make into 15' or 19'. $15,000. 507-380-7863

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S D E I F I S S A L C — 6 convenient locations — (M) ‘06 JD 8230T, 1650 hrs, 4 SCV, 25” tracks, 120”....................................................................$139,500 Demo ‘09 CX20, R/Mwr.........................................$19,900 ‘11 JD 7830, IVT, 480/80R46, Xenon, 250 hrs ....$149,500 New 3720 Compact, hydro, MFWD ......................$23,000 (M) ‘11 JD 8335RT, 915 hrs, PS, 24” tracks, 5 SCV, Demo ‘10 JD 2210, field cult., 50’ r/basket ........$67,500 factory warranty ................................................$225,000 ‘11 JD 5083E, 200 hrs., cab, MFWD, JD 563 ldr. ..$45,000 (M) ‘11 JD 8345T, 415 hrs, 120”, 30” tracks ............$265,000 (M) ‘11 JD 8360RT, 440 hrs, IVT, 30” tracks, leather, 4WD/TRACKS Extended Warranty ............................................$280,000 ‘90 JD 8760, 24-spd, 3 SCV, 24.5x32, 5282 hrs ..$45,000 ‘11 JD 8245R, PS, 1300 MFWD, 480/80R50, ‘93 JD 8770, 24-spd, 4 SCV, 20.8x42, duals, 400 hrs. ..............................................................$185,000 5184 hrs................................................................$68,500 (M) ‘03 Ford TG230, 3486 hrs, 3 SCV, 380/54” ..........$85,000 ‘91 JD 8960, 24-spd, d/lock, 20.8x42, 6687 hrs ..$69,000 “50th Anniversary” ‘62 JD 4010, dsl, Syncro, ‘00 JD 9400, 24-spd, 850/60R38, 4250 hrs ........$95,000 1 SCV, 4897 hrs, Overhauled at 3950 hrs........$12,900 ‘08 JD 9430T, 36” tracks, inst. seat, 1350 hrs ..$235,000 COMPACT/SKID STEERS ‘02 JD 9520T, PS, 36” tracks, AT rdy, 6290 hrs ..$115,000 ‘10 JD 8320R, PS, ILS, 480R50, 1188 hrs ..........$215,000 (M) ‘03 JD 2210, MFWD, 928 hrs, hydro, 62” deck ......$9,750 (M) ‘01 JD 240, hand controls, 72” bucket ................$14,500 ‘11 JD 8360R, IVT, ILS, 4 SCV, 480/80R50, 383 hrs. ..............................................................$272,000 (M) ‘98 Case 85XT, 2575 hrs, Grouser tracks, 72” bucket ..............................................................................$17,900 ‘94 JD 8970, 24-spd., 20.8-42, 4 SCV, 6000 hrs ..$79,500 ‘08 JD 9530, PS, 800/70R38, D/lock, 1688 hrs ..$230,000 (M) ‘03 Mustang MTL25, 1300 hrs, cab, tracks ........$29,500 ‘08 JD 9530T, 36” tracks, Xenon, ins., 1486 hrs $245,000 HARVEST EQUIPMENT ‘08 JD 9630, act. seat, 800/70R38, wts, (M) ‘94 CIH 1688, 3855/2361, 18.4x38 dls, TPR ........$45,000 950 hrs ..............................................................$250,000 (M) ‘97 JD 9500, 3350/2250, 18.4-38 dls, F/A, TPR ..$57,500 ‘09 JD 9630T, 4 SCV, 36” tracks,, 2000 hrs, factory warranty ................................................$249,000 (M) ‘99 JD 9610, 5130/3677, LL, PRWD, 18.4x42 dls $49,500 (M) ‘98 JD 9610, 3988/2718, 18.4x42 dls, PRWD, ‘10 JD 9630T, 36” tracks, Xenon, idler wts, mapping................................................................$69,500 1032 hrs ............................................................$259,500 (M) ‘08 JD 9670, 1410/1150, CM, 800/70R38 sgls...$169,000 ‘11 JD 9630T, 36” tracks, leather, Xenon, 785 hrs, factory warranty ................................................$295,000 (M) ‘04 JD 9760STS, 1858/1438, 20.8x42, 28L-26 ..$127,500 (M) ‘10 JD 9770, 574/445 hrs, CM, 650/85R38 ........$245,000 ‘11 JD 9630T, 36” tracks, radar, leather, inst. seat, 716 hrs ..............................................................$298,500 (M) ‘09 JD 9870, 961/620, CM, 800/70R38, PRWD, TPR ....................................................................$230,000 ‘10 CAT MT875C, PS, 4 SCV, 36” tracks, Autotrack, 570 hrs. ..............................................................$340,000 (M) ‘05 Harvest Tech 12R20” chopping head ..........................$29,500 (M) ‘00 JD 1290, 12R20”, hyd deck, knife rolls ........................$20,000 MFWD TRACTORS (M) ‘06 JD 1293, 12R30, knife rolls ............................................$29,500 (M) ‘08 Fanitini, 8R30 chopping head, 2 seasons ....................$45,000 ‘05 Challenger MT295B, 800 hrs, cab, 2 SCVs....$22,500 (M) ‘06 Clark, 16R20, C/Head, fits 6670 Series..........................$35,000 ‘83 JD 4650, MFWD, PS, 3 SCV, 18.4x42 ..............$25,000 ‘96 JD 6400, MFWD, open station, JD 640 ldr., TILLAGE 3750 hrs. ................................................................$35,900 (M) JD 856, 12R30, RC cult, triple rig, rolling shields......$4,900 ‘84 JD 4850, MFWD, 8015 hrs, 3 SCV, 18.4-42, 1 owner ................................................................$42,500 (M) JD 856, 16R30, RC cult, triple rig, rolling shields ..$12,500 (M) JD 856, 24R30, RC cult, Bauer bar, L/asst, rolling ‘11 JD 6330, 430 hrs, Prem. cab, A/Quad, 673 ldr shields ....................................................................$39,500 ..............................................................................$75,900 1 ‘09 JD 6430, MFWD, std. cab, 18.4-38, 512 hrs ..$63,500 (M) ‘08 JD 2310, m/finisher, 45 ⁄2’, 5 bar harrow ........$63,500 (M) ‘88 JD 2810, 6-btm, in furrow, 5/reset ..................$5,900 ‘11 JD 7630, MFWD, 200 hrs, PQ, 18.4x42, JD 746 ldr ..........................................................$142,500 (M) ‘10 JD 3710, 10-btm, spring reset, coulters ........$37,500 (M) ‘08 JD 637, disk, 45’ ............................................$68,000 ‘04 JD 8520T, 5800 hrs, wide stance, 16” tracks ............................................................................$100,000 (M) IH 3950, disk, 27’ ..................................................$22,000

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE ‘08 JD 8430, MFWD, power shift, 380/90R50 duals, wgts., 60 GPM hyd. pump, 4 remotes, 4780 hrs. ............................................$119,500 ‘08 JD 8330, MFWD, power shift, 380/90R50 duals, wgts., 60 GPM hyd. pump, 4 remotes, 3480 hrs. ............................................$122,500 ‘06 MF 5465, MFWD, cab, 1400 hrs.......$34,500 ‘07 NH TG305, MFWD, suspended front axle, 520/85R46 duals, front duals, 2950 hrs. ..............................................................$98,500 ‘06 JD 8430T, 25” tracks, narrow stance, wgts., 4995 hrs. ..................................$109,000 ‘09 NH BB9060, big sqaure baler, tandem axle, Phiber 3 bale accumulator, no cutter, 11,300 bales ......................................................$61,500 ‘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 ‘07 JD 843 loader, 8000 Series, non ILS mounts, 96” bucket ................................$9,900 ‘08 CIH 2020, 35’ flexible platform ........$21,500

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JD 512, 9/30 rippers ..............(5) from $25,000-$49,000 (M) ‘11 JD 2210, field cult., 64.5’, 4 bar harrow ........$69,500

SPRAYERS (M) (M) (M) (M) (M)

‘11 New Fast 9518, 1850 gal, 120’, Norac ..........$79,500 ‘06 JD 4720, 1057 hrs, 90’, A/track, L/inj ..........$167,500 ‘05 JD 4920, 1514 hrs, 380/105R50, Norac ......$179,500 ‘11 JD 4730, 125 hrs, 90’, 380/90R46, B/Trac ..$215,000 ‘07 JD 4930, 951 hrs, 1200 gal, 120”, boom trac ............................................................................$219,000 (M) ‘09 JD 4930, 800 hrs, 120’, 480/80R50, B/TMC $249,000 (M) ‘10 JD 4930, 800 hrs, 120’, load command, Norac ............................................................................$269,000

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‘04 JD 1770, 16R30, CCS, LF, r/clnrs ....................$85,000 ‘04 Jd 1770, CCS, 16R30, LF, r/clnrs, TruCount ......$92,500 ‘95 JD 455 drill, 30’, 10”, markers, harrow ............$9,900 ‘92 Great Plains drill, 45’, 7.5” spacing, markers $22,000 ‘08 JD 455 drill, 35’, 10”, Yetter markers, harrow ..$45,000 ‘02 DJ 1720, 1R30, stalk fold, r/clnrs ....................$32,500 ‘11 JD DB120, 48R30, CCS w/ref., RC, r/clnrs......$309,500 ‘08 White 8524, 24R22”, CCS, var. rate, mon ......$89,000

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‘08 JD 520, flail, mounted, 4 whls ........................$17,500 ‘11 JD 630, MoCo, 9’9”, impeller, Used 1 time ....$23,500 ‘11 Brillion, Packer, 42’, folding............................$25,000 ‘10 JD CX20, r/mower, hyd fold, 1000 PTO ..........$26,000

MISCELLANEOUS

THINGS YOU NEED (NEW) Agribusiness 120’ boom ext to fit 4730 ..$16,500 (4) 250 Gallon Tanks to fit JD 8000T - 1000 gal. ..$6,500 (NEW) Hi Clearance Kit to fit 4730 sprayer ..........$8,500 JD Combine Tracks - to fit 50/60/70, new 30” tracks ....................................................$37,500 ‘75 JD 644B Payloader, 2 yd bucket, reman trans ..............................................................................$15,000

GRAIN CARTS (M) Kinze 800 cart, 800 bu., 30.5x32..........................$17,500 (M) ‘05 Kinze 1050 cart, 36” tracks, tarp, scale ........$52,500 (M) ‘07 Brent 1084 cart, 1000 bu., 18.4x42 w/tandem, tarp ......................................................................$42,500

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1st Crop Clean Green Grass Hay. 4x5 round bales, net wrapped. $50/ea. 4x4 rounds, $25/ea. Delivery avail. within 125 mi. of Rice Lake, WI. (715)234-1923 CONVENTIONAL SEED CORN $79.90 Proven performance hybrids. Add our one-pass, post emerge grass and broadleaf weed control for $10/acre. WWW.KLEENACRES.COM or 320-237-7667 “It's the place to be” for value.

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THE LAND 1-800-657-4665 DAMAGED GRAIN WANTED

Dairy quality western alfalfa, big squares or small squares, delivered in semi loads. Clint Haensel (605) 310-6653

ANYWHERE We buy damaged corn and grain any condition - wet or dry TOP DOLLAR We have vacs and trucks

FOR SALE: Wheat straw 3x3x8 bales stored inside. Low potassium grass hay. Delivery available. 320-8085723 Livestock

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Black Angus Yearling bulls: Hamp, Duroc & Yorkshire Boars & Gilts Alfred Kemen 320-598-3790 FOR SALE: Gehl 1287 manure spreader, very good cond, $6,995; Cottonwood logs just cut, make offer. 320-276-8399

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NORTHERN AG SERVICE INC 800-205-5751

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

NH TJ325, 380” duals, PTO, 5500 hrs ..........................$102,000

TRACTORS

COMBINE HEADS

NH TJ325, PTO, 380/54 duals ........................................$102,500 CIH 7140, 2WD, duals, 18.4R42’s, Decent ................................$29,500 Oliver 1655, wide front ..........$5,500 NH TM135, 2WD, loader, 4000 hrs. ............................$43,000 NH TJ380, 800/R38, 1750 hrs. ........................................$152,000 JD 4020, LP, powershift ..........$6,950 NH TV140, loader ............COMING IN Ford 4610, open station..........$8,500 IH 1086, duals, 5611 hrs. ....$12,500 NH TV145, 1615 hrs. ............$84,900 NH TC34DA ..........................$16,500 NH TC330, S.S., Clean ..........$13,250 NH TV140, loader ............COMING IN Case 7140, 2WD, DUALS ....$29,500 IH 706, NF, w/loader................$4,750 CIH 7110, 2WD, 14.9R46, 6475 hrs. ............................$37,250 Ford 8730, FWA, 7970 ..........$29,500 Ford 8000, open station ............CALL Case 2090 ..................................CALL

Harvestec Gen. III, 8R30......$29,000 Harvestec Gen. III, 8R30......$26,500 Harvestec Gen. IV, 8R22 ......$42,500 JD 43 Series Units, 12R22 ..$22,500 CIH 1083, shedded................$10,500 ‘98 CIH 1083 ........................$13,900 ‘99 CIH 1083, plastic snouts $15,900 CIH 1083, Clean ....................$10,500 CIH 963, 6R30, recent work ......................................COMING IN IH 963, 6R30 ............................CALL JD 12R22, tin, Clean................$8,950 JD 893, 8R30, STD, deck COMING IN JD 643, 6R30 ..........................$5,500 JD 843, Decent......................$14,500 JD 43 Series, 12R22 ........COMING IN MF 864, 36” ............................$3,000 ‘04 MF 8R30 hugger head ......................................COMING IN

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 Many More In 1000-1500 gal. ..CALL

GRAVITY BOXES/GRAIN CARTS

Midwest Ag Equip Farm Equipment For Sale

Financing Available

Emerson Kalis Easton, MN 56025 • 507-381-9675

PLANTERS 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 White 5100, 8R30, VF ............$5,500 Conveyall BTS 290................$13,500 Brillion SS12..............................CALL Brillion SST144-01 ....................CALL

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DISK RIPPERS & CHISELS (2) Krause 4850-18, all parabolics, 10’ ......................................$44,500 Krause Dominator, 21’ rolling basket ................................$57,500 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 Case 730B, lead shanks, new leveler ................................$27,500

SPREADERS

SKIDSTEERS

New Knight PS160 ....................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 SPRAYERS ‘04 Knight 1230, 30 loads ....$11,950 Hardi Commander 1500, 132’, Knight 1230, hyd. endgate......$9,500 duals........................................CALL Gehl 1410, truck tires ............$8,200 Hardi Navigator 1100, 90’, NI 3732, uppper beater ..........$6,250 flush & rinse ......................$27,500 NI 3739....................................$7,250 Hardi Navigator 1000, 60’, controller ............................$14,500 NH LS180, cab, 2-spd. ..............CALL NH L150, heater ........................CALL NH LS160 ..............................$14,900 NH LX885 ..............................$17,500

chlauderaff Impl. Co. 320-693-7277

We Sell New Westfield Augers

60240 U.S. Hwy. 12 Litchfield, MN Ask for John, Jared, Roger or Rick

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

‘08 Cat 965B, 800 hrs ....................$199,500 ‘04 Cat 855, 3000 hrs. ....................$185,000 ‘07 JD 9860STS, 800 hrs., loaded w/all options....................................$175,000 ‘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 ‘89 Versatile 846, 4000 hrs., (So. MN tractor) ................................$42,500 ‘08 Lexion 595, 650 hrs. ................$265,000 ‘08 Krause Dominator, 18’ ..............$38,000 ‘04 DMI Tiger Mate II, (50.5’) ..........$37,500 ‘96 Terragator 1844, 1800 gal., 3900 hrs. ............................................$45,000 ‘95 Loral, 1600 hrs. ............................$40,000 ‘09 Hagie STS14, 120’ boom, loaded ........................................................$190,000 ‘03 Wilrich 957 VDR, nice shape ....$16,000

Parker 500, corner auger........$9,500 J&M 350, repainted ................$4,750 J&M 385, roll tarp ..................$5,900 Kilbros 1600..........................$17,500 Kilbros 385..............................$4,150 Parker 4500, scale ..................$9,500 EZ-Flow 500, 23.1-26 ............$8,950 600 Bu. Box, New, w/used gear ..........................................$10,500

AUGERS Westfield MK 10x71 GLP........$8,250 Westfield MK 10x71 GLP........$7,750 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP......$11,950 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP, w/hyd swing ......................$11,500 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP......$11,250 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP......$11,750 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP......$11,500 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP......$10,900 Westfield MK 13x71 GLP........$9,950 Westfield MK 10x61 ..............$7,500 Westfield MK 10x61, GLP ......$5,750 Many Other Used Straight & Swing Hoppers On Hand - CALL

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Dairy Quality Alfalfa Tested big squares & round bales, delivered from South Dakota John Haensel (605) 351-5760

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

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(1) = GLENCOE 320-864-5571 800-558-3759

4561 HWY 212 GLENCOE, MN 55336

(2) = HOWARD LAKE 320-543-2170 866-875-5093

5845 KEATS AVE. SW HOWARD LAKE, MN 55349

(3) = STEWART 320-562-2630 800-827-7933

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

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78412 CO, RD 20 STEWART, MN 55385

(4) = ST. CLOUD

HANCOCK, MN HOPPERS ‘87 Cornhusker, 42’, 20” hopper height, new brakes/tarp, 80% tires ................................$13,750 ‘90 Timpte, Elec. Tarp ........$15,500 (2) ‘92 Wilson, 41’ AL, Hopper, Rolll Tarp..........................$16,000

BELTED TRAILERS

Custom Haysides Standard............................$1,250 NEW Tip-In Tip-Out ............$1,750 2’-6’ Custom Extensions to fit any trailer back ....................$350

END DUMPS ‘05 Spek Tek, 28’, Silage End Gate ......................................$25,500

DROP-DECKS ‘97 Trinity, 42’, 36” Belt, Tarp w/Wet Kit ........................$24,500 Engineered Beavertail for Drop Deck..........Installed $5,500 DAY CAB TRUCKS ....................Unassembled $3,500 ‘93 Kenworth T800, 3406 10 Spd, New Tires ........................$14,500 ‘01 GD, 48/102, AR, Spread Axle, Sandblasted, New Paint & Floor ‘90 Int’l 9400, 196” WB, AR ........................................$10,500 ........................................$18,500 ‘95 Talbert, 48/102, AR, Spread FLATBEDS Axle..................................$17,000 ‘00 MANAC 45/96 Spread Axle, AR, Pintle Hitch, Sandblasted, New Paint ..........................$8,500 ....................or $9,250 w/Hayside (2) ‘97 Wilson 48/102, AL Combo, Closed Tandem Slider..Ea. $7,750 ....................or $8,750 w/Hayside (2) Fruehauf 45/96, Closed Tandem ....................................Ea. $5,000 ....................or $6,000 w/Hayside ‘89 Hot Shot, 48/96, Spread Axle, New Paint ..........................$4,550 ....................or $5,550 w/Hayside ‘97 Transcraft, 48/102 Combo, AL, New 5th Wheel, CTS, AR, SB w/new paint ......................$9,250 ‘95 Stoughton, 48’ Winch Rail w/Winch, Sliding Tandem ..$7,500

VAN TRAILERS

Good Selection of ‘95-’01, 48/10253/102 ..................$3,500-$8,250 ‘99 GD AI Reefer, 36’ Side Door, Tandem Axle ......................$5,000 ‘95 GD AI Reefer, 48/102, Clean ..........................................$4,750

MISCELLANEOUS AR/SR Axles & Suspensions For Trailers ....................$1,000 Air Ride/Axle, ..................$500 Spring Ride/Axle 1/4” Plastic Liner, 10’ Wide ............................$30/Ft. Hayside ..........................$1000 Ea. w/any trailer purchased Rims - 22.5 & 24.5 ..................$60

• All Trailers DOTable •

Will Consider Trades! Call 320-212-5220 or 320-392-5361

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.DuncanTrailersInc.com Delivery Available!

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(5) = GLENWOOD 320-634-5151 888-799-1495

1710 N. FRANKLIN GLENWOOD, MN 55334

(6) = SAUK CENTRE 320-352-6511 888-320-2936

1140 CENTRE ST. SAUK CENTRE, MN 56378

(7) = ALEXANDRIA 320-763-4220 888-799-1490

5005 STATE HWY 27 E ALEXANDRIA, MN 56308

(8) = PAYNESVILLE 320-243-7474 866-784-5535

725 LAKE AVE. S PAYNESVILLE, MN 56362

(9) = PRINCETON 763-389-3453 800-570-3453

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60 Holstein Steers, 200 lbs. 60 Holstein Steers, 240 lbs. 715-229-2162 FOR SALE: 12 Jersey milk cows. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd lactation. (715)985-2273 Registered Holstein bull. Good maternal lines, good sires. Have several bulls that will be ready in 2-3 mo. Delivery available. Merritt's Elm-Chris Farm (715)235-9272 WANTED TO BUY: Dairy heifers and cows. 320-2352664 Cattle

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100 nice black steers & heifers. 500#. Call 507-2512616 or 608-788-6258

‘11 JD 4730, 353 hrs., 800 gal., 90’ boom ......................$208,500

‘11 JD 9630, 285 hrs., Lease Return ................$279,900

‘09 JD 2310 Mulch Finisher, 45’9” ................................$74,900

‘10 JD 4930, 1330 hrs., 1200 gal., 120’ boom ..$238,500

“Contact Paul Gohlke for your John Deere crop insurance needs. 612-756-0001”

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4WD TRACTORS (O)’11 JD 9630, Lease Return ........................................$279,900 (B)’11 JD 9630, 200 hrs., Lease Return ........................$279,900 (O)’11 JD 9530, 207 hrs., Lease Return ........................$264,900 (H)’09 JD 9630, 1060 hrs., Extended Warranty ..............$244,900 (H)’97 JD 9400, 3958 hrs. ..............................................$105,900 (W)’83 JD 8650, 7280 hrs., 3 pt., PTO ............................$33,500

TRACK TRACTORS (O)’11 JD 9630T, Lease Return ......................................$314,900 (O)’11 JD 9530T, 464 hrs. ..............................................$289,900 (B)’09 JD 9630T, 667 hrs. ..............................................$289,900 (H)’10 JD 8345RT, 250 hrs. ............................................$257,900 (H)’08 JD 9630T, 2245 hrs., auto trac ready ..................$238,500 (O)’10 JD 8295RT, 400 hrs., 25” tracks..........................$219,900 (H)’05 JD 9620T, 2452 hrs. ............................................$183,500 (W)’01 JD 9400T, 2919 hrs., 3 pt. ..................................$134,900 (H)’95 CAT 85C, 9377 hrs., 36” tracks ............................$39,900

ROW CROP TRACTORS (B)’09 JD 8430, 1025 hrs., IVT ......................................$184,900 (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)’03 JD 7520, 2800 hrs., IVT ........................................$76,900 (H)’80 JD 4240, 7666 hrs., Quad......................................$22,500 (O)’69 JD 4020, Syncro, diesel ........................................$11,900 (B)’59 IH 560, gas, wide front ............................................$5,950 (H)’66 JD 3020, gas, loader................................................$5,500

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

COMBINES (O)’11 JD 9870, 1467 sep. hrs. ......................................$314,900 (O)’10 JD 9870, 426 sep. hrs. ........................................$279,900 (H)’10 JD 9870, 439 sep. hrs. ........................................$274,500 (H)’10 JD 9870, 559 sep. hrs. ........................................$259,900 (H)’09 JD 9870, 490 sep. hrs. ........................................$257,900 (H)’10 JD 9770, 405 sep. hrs. ........................................$239,900 (O)’11 JD 9570, 116 sep. hrs. ........................................$229,500 (O)’11 JD 9570, 240 sep. hrs. ........................................$218,900 (B)’08 JD 9670, 532 sep. hrs. ........................................$214,900 (O)’10 JD 9570, 419 sep. hrs., duals..............................$206,000 (O)’09 JD 9670, 990 sep. hrs., auto trac ready ..............$199,000 (H)’08 JD 9570, 475 sep. hrs., duals..............................$198,900 (O)’09 CIH 2588, 623 sep. hrs., mapping ......................$194,900 (B)’06 JD 9560, 779 sep. hrs., side hill pkg., PRWD......$185,900 (O)’07 JD 9660, 1032 sep. hrs. ......................................$179,900 (B)’05 JD 9860, 1235 sep. hrs. ......................................$169,900 (H)’04 JD 9760, 1237 hrs. ..............................................$149,500 (B)’04 JD 9560SH, walker, 1525 sep. hrs.......................$139,900 (H)’04 JD 9860, 2121 sep. hrs. ......................................$136,900 (H)’01 JD 9650, 1777 sep. hrs. ......................................$109,900 (B)’02 JD 9650, 1726 sep. hrs. ......................................$109,900 (H)’98 JD 9510, 2284 sep. hrs., PRWD............................$79,900 (B)’91 JD 9500, 2057 sep. hrs., PRWD ............................$49,900

(W)’97 JD 9500, 3021 sep. hrs. ......................................$49,900 (H)’91 NH TR86, 3303 hrs. ..............................................$18,500 (B)’83 JD 6620SH, sidehill, 3700 hrs. ..............................$15,900 (B)’80 JD 6620, 4384 hrs. ................................................$14,900 (B)’87 JD 4425, 2443 hrs. ................................................$12,900 (O)’08 Mudhog, PRWD, off 9760......................................$12,500 (B)’81 JD 7720, 4590 hrs. ..................................................$9,900

SPRING TILLAGE (B)’09 JD 2310, 45’9” mulch finisher ..............................$74,900 (B)’02 JD 2200, 64.5’........................................................$49,900 (H)’11 JD 2210, 35.5’, rolling basket................................$49,900 (W)’04 JD 2210, 50.5’ ......................................................$43,900 (B)’05 JD 2210, 58.5’........................................................$42,500 (B)’05 JD 2210, 36.5’........................................................$37,900 (H)’08 JD 2210, 38.5’ ......................................................$36,900 (W)’03 JD 2200, 34.5’ ......................................................$32,900 (H)’98 JD 980, 38.5’ ........................................................$19,900 (O)’94 JD 980, 44.5’ ........................................................$18,500 (W)’99 JD 985, 55.5’ ........................................................$15,900 (W)Case 4300, 43’ ............................................................$13,500 (H)JD 960, 36.5’ ................................................................$4,950 (B)JD 1000, 32.5’ ..............................................................$2,795

CORN HEADS (O)’08 JD 612C, 12R30” chopping ..................................$74,900 (O)’08 JD 612C, 12R20” chopping ..................................$72,500 (B)’05 Geringhoff 18R22” ................................................$69,900 (H)’08 JD 612C, 12R20” chopping ..................................$67,500 (H)’10 JD 608, chopping ..................................................$63,500 (O)’08 JD 608C, 8R30” ....................................................$57,900 (B)’11 JD 606, 6R30” chopping........................................$52,900 (H)’06 Geringhoff RD830, chopping ................................$49,900 (B)’05 Calmers, 18R20”....................................................$49,900 (B)’07 Geringhoff RD830, 8R30” ......................................$49,900 (H)’08 JD 608, 8R30”, non chopping ..............................$44,500 (B)’01 JD 1290, 20” knife rolls ........................................$31,900 (O)’02 JD 1293, 30” knife rolls ........................................$29,900 (B)’03 JD 1293, 30” knife rolls ........................................$29,900 (B)’97 JD 693, knife rolls ..................................................$22,900 JD 893, 8R30”......................................(9) from $19,900-$35,500 (W)’96 JD 693 ..................................................................$19,900 (B)Case 1063, 6R30” ........................................................$17,900

SPRAYERS

(O)’10 JD 4730, 951 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$182,500 (O)’10 JD 4730, 90’ boom ..............................................$181,900 (O)’10 JD 4730, 610 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$181,800 (O)’10 JD 4730, 90’ boom ..............................................$181,700 (O)’06 JD 4920, 2335 hrs., dry applicator ......................$180,000 (O)’09 JD 4730, 735 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$179,850 (O)’10 JD 4730, 894 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$179,850 (O)’09 JD 4730, 1222 hrs., 90’ boom ............................$178,900 (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)’06 JD 4720, 2227 hrs. ..............................................$137,250 (H)’01 JD 4710, 2421 hrs., 80’ boom ..............................$99,900 (O)’03 Ag Chem 1064, 2989 hrs., 60’/80’ boom ..............$87,900 (O) Top Air TA1600, 1600 gal., 90’/120’ boom ................$36,900 (H)Top Air 1000, 60’ boom ................................................$6,500

PLANTERS & DRILLS (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 (H)’00 JD 1770, 16R30”, liq. fert. ....................................$54,900 (H)’06 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ....................................$49,900 (O)’97 JD 1780, 24R20” ..................................................$48,500 (H)’98 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ....................................$36,500 (H)’04 JD 1710, 12R30” ..................................................$26,900 (H)’00 JD 750, 20’ no till drill ..........................................$26,900 (B)’02 JD 1560, 15’ no till ................................................$24,900 (B)’04 JD 1750, 8R30” ....................................................$19,900 (B)’97 JD 455, 25’, 10” spacing........................................$18,900 (H)JD 7200, 8R30”, liq. fert. ............................................$12,900 (B)’91 JD 7200, 8R30”, liq. fert. ........................................$9,900 (B)JD 7000, 8R30”, liq. fert. ..............................................$4,995 (B)JD 7000, 8R30”, dry fert. ..............................................$4,995

HAY & FORAGE (B)’07 JD 568, surface wrap ............................................$29,900 (W)’07 JD 568, 6800 bales ..............................................$26,500 (B)’05 JD 956, 14’6” center pivot ....................................$24,900 (W)’02 JD 567, surface wrap............................................$19,900 (B)’08 NH BR7090, twine only..........................................$19,900 (B)’05 NH 1431, 13’..........................................................$19,900 (W)’03 JD 457SS, surface wrap ......................................$16,900 (B)’03 JD 467, cover edge ................................................$16,500 (B)’05 JD 525, 8’2” MoCo ................................................$12,900 (B)’98 NH 664, 2200 lb. bale ..............................................$6,995 (B)’92 JD 1600, center pivot, MoCo ..................................$5,900 (B)NH 278 square baler ......................................................$3,500 (W)’79 JD 336, ejector........................................................$2,950

(O)’10 JD 4930, 1330 hrs., 120’ boom ..........................$238,500 (O)’11 JD 4830, 327 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$228,250 (O)’11 JD 4830, 341 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$227,900 (O)’11 JD 4730, 90’ boom ..............................................$208,500 (O)’11 JD 4730, 359 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$208,250 (O)’08 JD 4930, 1563 hrs., 120’ boom ..........................$205,000 (O)’09 JD 4930, 2213 hrs., 120’ boom ..........................$199,750 (H)’05 JD 5525, 222 hrs., loader ......................................$44,900 (O)’10 JD 4730, 916 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$187,750 (O)’95 JD 6300, 2419 hrs., PQ ........................................$19,900 (O)’10 JD 4730, 825 hrs. ................................................$183,900

UTILITY TRACTORS

Your Southern Minnesota & Western Wisconsin John Deere Commercial Sprayer Center

25 beef cows. Sim-An genetics. Due May/ June. High quality. 608-576-7312. 3 Polled, Registered Dexter cows. Manitowoc. (920)684-1776. 5 Polled Black or Red Gelbvieh or Balancer heifer calves. Exceptional pedigrees & quality. Had 10 way shots & poured. Pick from 25. $1,050/ea. Can deliver. Since 1975. 320-573-4119 or 320-630-4146 Bred cows herd reduction. 10-15 head. By the pound. Also, (3) Black herd bulls. 40 yrs of Simmental breeding. Riverside Simmentals Gerald Polzin Cokato MN 320-286-5805 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 FOR SALE: 35 yearling open Red Angus heifers out of registered cows & bulls, some AI, all to go. $1,000/ea or $1.25 per lb. 320-732-3370 FOR SALE: Reg. Black Angus bulls w/ great growth & disposition, breeding out of Schiefelbein Genetics., 320-597-2747 FOR SALE: Shorthorn breeding cattle, Bulls & heifers. 320-510-1123 Great selection of polled Hereford bulls. Choose now for spring pick up. www.larsonherefordfarms.com

715-772-4680 Registered Texas Longhorn breeding stock, cows, heifers or roping stock, top blood lines. 507-235-3467 WANT TO BUY: Butcher cows, bulls, fats & walkable cripples; also horses, sheep & goats. 320-235-2664 Sheep

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Suffolk Lambs. 2 Spring ewe lambs pregnant, $350/ea. 2 Summer ewes, $250/ea. 1 Fall buck, $250. (608)295-4843.


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‘83 JD 8450, 4WD$25,000 Farmall 35 w/loader

TILLAGE

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

‘04 9300, 9-shank$21,500 DMI 730B (Blue)MISCELLANEOUS $16,500 DMI 730B (Red)-$19,500 J&M 750 cart w/scale 240B, 8-30 shredder Wilrich 4015 field cult.

HARVEST

CIH 1200, 16R Pivot CIH 1250, 24R JD 7200, 12-30 Kinze 3200, 12R

FORAGE BOXES

Schuler 7010, 2-spd., 700 cu. ft. - $15,900

‘08 Mustang 2109, cab, heat, M-attach, F-plug heater, SN: 3268 - $32,900

USED SKIDLOADERS

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Gehl 6640, CH/AC, 2 sp, EPQ Tach, Gehl T-bar..................$24,900 Gehl 5640E (‘10), T-bar, cab, heat, 2-spd., power Q-Tach, 2900 hrs. ............................................................................$23,900 Gehl 5640E (‘09), pilot hand controls, cab, heat, radio, 2-spd., 850 hrs. ..............................................................................$27,500 Gehl 5635SXT, SN: 503260 ........................................Call For Price Gehl 5240E, Gehl controls, heat, single spd., 350 hrs. ......$20,900 Gehl 4640E, T-bar, single spd., weight kit, 3400 hrs...........$16,500 Gehl 5640, 2485 hrs., SN: 507475........................................$18,500 Gehl 5635SXT, cab, heat, Gehl controls, Gehl Q-Tach/Manual, 3900 hrs., SN: 502398 ........................................................$14,500 Gehl 4625SX, Gehl hook attach., needs tires, Gehl T-bar, 3300 hrs, SN:24099 ............................................................$10,900 Gehl 4400, Gehl T-bar, gas engine ........................................$4,495 Gehl 5640, 2-spd., cab, heat, radio, hydra glide ................$18,900 Gehl 4635SX, 1850 hrs. ........................................................$12,500 Gehl 4640E, 4100 hrs., Gehl T-bar, open cab, B heater......$13,700 Gehl 4640E, Gehl controls, radio, cab, heat, 2200 hrs., SN: 310929 ........................................................................$20,750 ‘05 Gehl 4840, 4300 hrs., SN: 407306..................................$11,800 Gehl 5635SXT, 380 hrs., cab, heat, Gehl controls ..............$14,500 Gehl 4840, 3000 hrs. ............................................................$16,900 Gehl 3510 skidloader ..............................................................$5,750 Gehl 4835, cab & heat, Gehl T-bar, 2766 hrs.......................$12,700 Mustang 2076, hand/foot controls, cab, heat, single spd., block heater, back up alarm ..............................................$19,700 ‘10 Mustang 2054, T-bar, C&H, 1100 hrs, SN:9652 ............$21,900 Mustang 2076, dual lever/foot cab, head, 3900 hrs. ..........$18,500 ‘97 Mustang 2060, T-Bar, 3500 hrs, SN: 1510 ....................$11,500 ‘08 Mustang 2054, T-bar, cab, heat, SN: 8343 ....................$18,900 ‘06 Mustang 2054, duals/lever foot, open cab, SN: 6437 ..$16,500 ‘06 Mustang 2054, 169 hrs, SN: 6438..................................$13,900 Mustang 2066, Gehl controls, 2177 hrs., SN: 5356 ............$20,900 Mustang 2050, 2950 hrs., SN: 0805 ....................................$12,950 ‘02 Mustang 2044, single pin, 3800 hrs ..............................$12,200 Hydromac 8C, Onan gas eng., 3660 hrs., SN: 1389 ............$4,100 JD 6675, (‘94), hand/foot controls, single spd., SN: X010442 ............................................................................................$11,900 JD 70, T-bar w/foot pedal, gas eng., single spd., SN: 604 ..$3,995 Mustang 2050, 4995 hrs, dual lever foot, SN: 0795..............$8,700 Hydromac 8C ..........................................................................$2,795

Loftness 601 FCH snowblower, for skidloader, SN: 220IH59 ..............................................................................................$3,800 Notch TFG72 manure grapple bucket, SN: 15699 ................$2,700 Redi Haul trailer, (‘92), 10,000 lb. wgt. capacity, SN:77691 ..$2,400 #109 Loftness 601 FCH snowblower, for skidloader, SN: 220IH59..........................................................................$3,800 Mensch M1150, 6’ sand bedding bkt, new belt, SN: 9407 ..$3,200 ‘08 Red2S306 RedDevil 72” snowblower, elec. rotation ......$4,250 Mensch M1100 sawdust shooter, SN:2562 ..........................$2,200 Mensch 68” sand ....................................................................$2,900 HLA saw dust bucket, 72”......................................................$2,950 Woodchuck sawdust bucket, 78” ..........................................$3,750

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Lundell shredder, 2-row ............................................................$995 Lundell shredder, 4-row ..............................................Call For Price NH 320 small square baler w/thrower ..................................$3,495 ‘00 CIH RS551 round baler, twine, controller, 540 RPM, Excellent Condition ............................................................$10,250 Gehl 522 V-rake ......................................................................$3,200 Krone GA7000DL, twin rotor rake ........................................$10,200 JD 8300 grain drill ................................................................JUST IN ‘05 JD 735 disc mower conditioner, 12’ cut ........................$19,900 JD 1209 mower conditioner, 9’ cut ........................................$3,500 Haybuster 2544 bale processor ..........................................JUST IN Gehl 940, 16’, tandem gear, forage box ................................$2,695 NH 27 forage blower..................................................................$700 Knight MFG 14’ forage box ....................................................$1,500 ‘92 Gehl 970 forage box, Gehl tandem running gear, 16’ ....$4,500 Gehl DM160 disc mower, 6 discs, SN:4247 ..........................$3,950 H&S BW1000 bale wrapper ..................................................$23,900 Tonutti DM210 disc mower, 5 discs ......................................$3,850 Vicon 216 disc mower, 6 discs ..............................................$2,200 Meyers 500 Series, 16’ forage box ........................................$5,500 Gehl 1580 forage blower......................................CALL FOR PRICE ‘11 Teagle 8080WB ..............................................CALL FOR PRICE Running Gear 1060 Tandem 12-ton ..........................................$900 ‘10 Tonutti 12TCR, 12 wheel rake ..........................................$4,850

Gehl RS6-XR42, (‘06), dsl. eng., cab, heat, 1084 hrs., SN:RS642JX0813829 ........................................................$42,000 Mustang TH634, cab, heat, 15x19.5 tires, 1123 hrs., SN:N634JY1171248............................................................$39,900 ‘99 Terex TH528 w/forks, Cummins eng., 28’ boom ..........$19,000 Mustang 844, Rental Unit ....................................CALL FOR PRICE

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TMR’s/MIXERS Oswalt 300, 540 PTO, 300 cu. ft., Digi Star EZ 320 scale, SN: A0186 ............................................................................$6,900 Supreme 600 vertical mixer..................................................$14,900 Knight Mfg. 3300, reel auggie ................................................$3,000 Schuler 6110 TMR vertical ..................................................$11,900 Knight Mfg. 5185, twin vertical mixer, w/’07 Peterbilt........JUST IN

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‘08 JD 8330, MFWD, 540/1000 PTO, 1521 hrs. ..................................................................$158,500 ‘05 JD 8320, MFWD, F&R duals, 540/1000 PTO, 3419 hrs. ..........................................$134,500 ‘10 JD 6330 Premium ....................................In Soon ‘02 JD 6420, MFWD, MSL loader, 4314 hrs. ..$56,900 ‘98 JD 6110L, MFWD, open st., ldr., new tires, 2752 hrs.........................................................Just In ‘94 JD 7700, 2WD, PS, Du-Al loader, duals, 4829 hrs. ....................................................$47,900 ‘65 JD 4020, dsl., QT1 cab, eng OH’d ............$12,000 JD 2305, MFWD, deck & loader, 383 hrs. ......$12,000

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‘10 JD 612C, 12R20 Stalkmaster ..................$84,500 ‘10 JD 612C, 12R30 Stalkmaster....................$87,500 ‘01 JD 893 CH, hyd. deck pl., multi PT ..........$24,500 ‘04 JD 635F, 1” stone DAM, L/L sickle ..........$28,000 ‘95 JD 930 Flex, DAS, reg. drive ......................$7,500 ‘95 JD 925 Flex, steel dividers ..........................$6,950

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New Frontier RB2308, 8’ blade, hyd. tiltangle-offset....................................................$3,900 New Frontier PHD300, 3 pt., 9” post auger ........$950 New Frontier 5’ blades & box blades ....................Call Loftness 8’ single auger snowblower, 540 PTO $1,650 JD 843 loader, 96” bucket, Like New! ............$13,000 Westfield MK130, 81’ plus auger, Like New! $15,900 Brent 1080 grain cart, Trelleborg, (no scale or tarp) ........................................................$28,500 Brent 880 grain cart, 30.5x32, (scale, no tarp)........................................................$26,500 Brent 420 side auger cart, 23.1-26 ..................$9,750 NI Agco 5408 disc mower, 6-disc, (needs repair) ................................................................Call

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Brent 1082 grain cart, tarp, scale, 900/60x32 $38,500 Brent 882 grain cart, tarp, scale, 30.5x32 ......$34,000 Brent 782 grain cart, tarp, no scale, 30.5x32..$29,500

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Kinze 3600, 16/31 planter ..............................$49,500 JD 7100, 12R30, row cleaners, 200 mon. ........$5,250 JD 2210 field cult., 38’6”, float hitch, 4 bar ....$41,500 JD Gator TX, Rental Return ..............................$6,400 Brillion 30’ field cult., harrow....................Just Traded

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‘08 CIH 305 Magnum, 1810 hrs., susp. frt. axle, Lux. cab, auto. steer$154,000

‘06 CIH MX285, 2084 hrs. $124,900

‘11 Magnum 215, Lux. cab, auto guide ready, 360 HID lgts., 233 hrs. $138,900

‘11 CIH 535Q, 1306 hrs., big pump, Lux. cab ..................................$289,000

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

‘07 Steiger 480, 710R42 tires, Lux. cab, HID lights, auto guide, 2426 hrs. $189,900

‘08 Magnum 215, 835 hrs., 360 HID lgts., 320R54 tires & duals ....$122,900

‘11 CIH 9120, 290 eng./248 sep. hrs. ................................................$359,000

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‘11 CIH Steiger 600 Quad, 36” tracks, Lux. cab, full auto guide, 205 hrs. ..$355,000 ‘11 CIH Steiger 600 Quad, 30” tracks, Lux. cab, full auto guide, 433 hrs. ..$349,900 ‘11 CIH Steiger 600 Quad, 30” tracks, Lux. cab, full auto guide, 115 hrs. ..$359,900 ‘11 CIH Steiger 535Q, Lux. cab, HID lights, full auto guide steering, 1306 hrs. ............................................................................................................$289,000 ‘11 CIH Steiger 535 Quad, scraper tractor, Lux. cab, HID lights, 2061 hrs. $235,000 ‘10 CIH Steiger 535Q, scraper tractor, Lux. cab, HID lights, full PRO600 steering, 2355 hrs. ............................................................................................$235,000 ‘11 CIH Steiger 500Q, scraper tractor, 30” tracks, big pump, Lux. cab, HID lights, 92 hrs. ..............................................................................................$325,000 ‘11 CIH Steiger 550Q, scraper tractor, Lux. cab, big pump, HID lights, 732 hrs. ..............................................................................................................$335,000 ‘05 CIH STX450Q, scraper trade in, 30” tracks, front blade, 1737 hrs...........$189,900 ‘11 CIH Steiger 435, Lux. cab, HID lights, 1000 PTO, 620/70R42 tires, 500 hrs. ..........................................................................................................COMING IN ‘07 CIH Steiger 480, 710/70R42 tires, Lux. cab, HD drawbar, HD hyd. pump, HID lights, 2425 hrs. ..........................................................................................$189,000 ‘07 CIH Steiger 480, 710/70R42 tires, 2185 hrs. ............................................$184,500 ‘90 CIH 9170, PS, 20.8x42 tires, 4200 hrs. ........................................................$59,500 ‘05 JD 9620T, track unit, Ag use only, New Camo AG tracks, 2170 hrs.........$189,900 ‘00 JD 9400, 710/70R38 95%, 425 hp., PS, 5100 hrs. ................................COMING IN STX and STEIGER PTO, TOW CABLE & 3 PT. KITS ON HAND!!!

‘11 CIH 9120, track drive, RWA, 248 sep. hrs., leather, loaded ....................$359,000 ‘11 CIH 8120, 337 sep. hrs. ............................................................................$269,000 ‘09 CIH 8120, 646 sep. hrs. ............................................................................$245,000 ‘11 CIH 7120, 221 sep. hrs., RWA ..................................................................$272,000 ‘11 CIH 7120, 170 sep. hrs...............................................................................$257,000 ‘09 CIH 7120, 712 sep. hrs. ............................................................................$212,900 ‘04 CIH 2388, 1350 sep. hrs., duals, chopper, topper ..............................COMING IN ‘11 CIH 2608, 8R30” cornhead ..........................................................................$59,800 ‘11 CIH 2608, 8R30” cornhead ..........................................................................$59,800 ‘10 CIH 2608, 8R30” cornhead ..........................................................................$54,900 ‘11 CIH 3408, 8R30” cornhead ..........................................................................$42,800 ‘06 CIH 2208, 8R30” cornhead, fits 23-25 Series ............................................$28,900 ‘06 CIH 2208/2408, 8R30” cornhead, converted to new wide feeder............$28,900 ‘96 CIH 1083, 8R30” cornhead ..........................................................................$11,900 ‘98 CIH 1083, 8R30” cornhead ..........................................................................$12,900 ‘11 CIH 2162, 40’ platform, draper, single knife w/spare knife ............................CALL (4) ‘11 CIH 3020, 35’ platform, air reel ..................................................................CALL ‘11 CIH 3020, 35’ platform ......................................................................................CALL ‘08 CIH 2020, 35’ platform, 3” knife, rock guard ..............................................$32,900 ‘08 CIH 2020, 35’ platform, 3” knife, air reel ....................................................$34,900 ‘10 CIH 2020, 30’ platform, 3” knife, air reel ....................................................$34,000 ‘04 CIH 1020, 30’ platform ................................................................................$12,900 ‘03 CIH 1020, 30’ platform, 11⁄2” knife, tracker, rock guard ..............................$14,900 ‘98 CIH 1020, 30’ platform ..................................................................................$8,900 ‘97 CIH 1020, 30’ platform, Crary air reel, 3” SJC knife ........................................CALL ‘92 CIH 1020, 20’ platform, 3” knife ....................................................................$6,500

Up To One Year Interest Free ••• Call For Details ••• ‘10 CIH Magnum 335, 1419 hrs., Lux. cab, 360 HID lights, dual PTO ..........$189,000 ‘08 CIH Magnum 305, 1810 hrs., susp. front axle, Lux. cab, HID lights, full auto guide ....................................................................................................$154,000 ‘11 CIH Magnum 275, 500 hrs., Lux. cab, 360 HID lights, 5 remotes, auto guide ready ........................................................................................................$159,900 ‘11 CIH Magnum 275, 567 hrs., Lux. cab, 360 HID lights, susp. axle, 380/54 tires, full auto guide ..........................................................................................$179,900 ‘07 CIH Magnum 275, 1035 hrs., Lux. cab, 360 HID lights, susp. axle..........$134,500 ‘11 CIH Magnum 215, 223 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lights, auto guide ready ......$138,900 ‘08 CIH Magnum 215, 835 hrs, 320R54 tires & duals, Lux cab, 360 HID lights ............................................................................................................................$122,900 ‘08 CIH Magnum 215, 1278 hrs., 320R54 tires & duals, Lux cab, 360 HID lights ............................................................................................................................$119,900 ‘06 CIH MX285, 2086 hrs., HD drawbar, HID lights, auto guide ready ..........$124,900 ‘03 CIH MX285, 3005 hrs., front & rear duals ....................................................$98,800

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the responsibilities of business strategy and planning functions of the farm. The Patsches’ three daughters, Teresa, Alisa and Kristeena, along with their families, all help with farm operations when needed. The Patsches are grateful for those who have assisted them through the years in transforming and growing their farm, especially the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic consultants, Preferred Capital Management and fellow local hog producers. Charles and Wanda also credit a peermentoring group that met regularly with the purpose of helping each other, and contributed to many of their early strides toward becoming a successful family farm. Charles and Wanda’s priorities are faith, family and farming, which is evidenced by their involvement in their local community as active members of the Martin County Pork Producers Association, local school and their church. Wanda has served as a cheerleading coach and is active in raising funds to support a local scholarship that honors their late granddaughter. Charles was honored with an “Outstanding Citizen Award” by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department for saving the life of a young girl involved in a car accident. Both Wanda and Charles have served as members of the Martin County Pork Producers Association, helping with promotions and educational activities at the local and state levels. Barry Hillgendorf of Preferred Capital Management, who has worked with the Patsches since 1979, said it best: “They (The Patsches) are and will always be valued members of not only the Martin County and Minnesota Pork Producers, but agriculture at its most basic level: The Family Farm.” AgStar Financial Services sponsor the Family of the Year award.

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Over the past 35 years, Charles and Wanda Patsche from Welcome, Minn., have seen many changes in the swine industry; changes they have embraced, which has allowed CW Pork Inc. to become a progressive and prosperous swine operation. The Patsches’ passion for the swine industry, forethought, involvement in their community and strong values are among the reasons for their selection as the Minnesota Pork Industry’s 2012 Family of the Year. The Patsches farm near Welcome, on the site Charles and Wanda purchased from Daniel Skow in 1979. At that time, the farm consisted of a 96-sow farrow-to-wean operation. The sows were housed in outside lots along with boars Submitted that were purchased from Farmers Hybrid. The Patsche Family — front row Jadyn Montgomery and There have been many changes at CW Pork Cadence Montgomery; seated (left to right) Teresa MontInc. since those first years of operation. A few gomery, Charles and Wanda Patsche and Alisa Eytcheson and years after purchasing the farm, Charles and back row (left to right) Dion Montgomery, Kristeena Patsche Wanda built their first gestation barn that and Marcus Eytcheson. allowed better breeding and farrowing management. After renting a finishing barn for a time, Center Creek Pork helped the Patsches’ operation the Patsches built their first finishing barn in 1983 in by providing access to locally raised weaner pigs, order to further integrate their farm. greater herd health history transparency, better All of these changes led to the construction of a far- genetics, and equity in a hog farm. rowing and nursery barn and the utilization of artificial Today, CW Pork Inc. finishes 4,400 hogs per year, in insemination, providing them access to better genetics. addition to farming approximately 1,000 acres of corn Later, the Patsches converted the farm to strictly and soybeans. Charles takes care of the day-to-day manfinishing barns, allowing for better herd health and agement responsibilities of the hog operation, as well as management. They were able to make the conver- all aspects of raising the corn and soybeans. sion to strictly finishing as a result of becoming parWanda is responsible for all office and accounting tial owners in Center Creek Pork, a local sow unit. functions and assists with the crops. The Patsches share

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Environmental Stewards of the Year: Wayne and Laura Dahl Looking to future generations, Laura and Wayne Dahl strive to leave as small of an environmental footprint as possible as they manage their 4,400 head nursery-to-finish swine operation in rural Lac qui Parle County near Dawson, Minn. The willingness to seek the advice of industry experts, the forethought to try new technologies and the commitment to continuous improvement of the environment are among the reasons for the selection of Laura and Wayne Dahl as the 2012 Minnesota Pork Industry’s Environmental Stewards of the Year. Raising pigs on their home site since 1979, the Dahls saw the most significant change in their operation in 2003. With the help and encouragement of Wayne King of Cottonwood, Minn., the Dahls were able to build three 1,100 head finishing barns. In 2005, the desire to maintain their involvement in the nursery phase of production led them to enter into a partnership with Greg Boerboom and Mill Farm as a source of pigs. In 2007, the Dahls expanded their operation by constructing an additional 1,100 head finisher and a 4,400 head nursery barn. Laura and Wayne share the responsi-

soil tested fields by a custom applicator who utilizes covering disks, flow Submitted meters and GPS to Wayne and Laura are pictured with their children (left to ensure each acre receives right) Jordan Dahl, Laura Dahl, Tera Dahl, Terese (Dahl) the appropriate amount Viessman and Jarrett Dahl. of nutrients.The nitrogen bilities of the hog barns working side-by- is split applied to ensure proper rates. side with each other and Tanner Winge, a The Dahls take pride in maintaining trusted and respected employee, and strong neighbor relations. They annuhave hopes of passing on the farm to ally work with an organic farmer who their son Jordan in the future. lives down the road. The farmer utiThe Dahls work closely with Anez Con- lizes nutrients from the Dahls to fertilsulting and follow the state recommen- ize his organic crop ground, allowing dations outlined in the Conservation him to achieve maximum yields. Stewardship Program to ensure nutriThe utilization of new technologies ents are maximized and that environallows the Dahls to improve their effimental well-being remains a top priority. ciency and the environment that they Manure is tested two times a year, once live and work in. The Dahls installed a during late-summer and once during agi- particle ionization system that helps tation and loading. The manure is then control dust in their barns. This techprofessionally and consistently applied to nology leads to a reduction of dust particles in the barns, which creates a better work environment and increased efficiency in the growth of the pigs.

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Each day the Dahls cross over the largest drainage ditch in Lac qui Parle County which intersects their driveway. Living next to this man-made drainage system emphasizes the importance of water quality. Filter strips, including 16 acres of Conservation Reserve Program, are in place to ensure high-quality water is entering into the drainage system. Each of their barns is surrounded by granite in order to reduce erosion during heavy rain events and spring melts. Setbacks from drainage intakes are taken seriously as the Dahls know water from their farm will eventually drain into the Minnesota River. The filter strips and CRP on their farm provide high-quality wildlife habitat. Management of these habitats is done with the wildlife in mind. The grass is clipped from the middle to the outside after nesting, ensuring the wildlife has adequate time to move during the maintenance. When asked what their ultimate goal is with respect to environmental stewardship the Dahls said, “Our goal is to conduct the business of raising pigs while leaving the environment in as good or better condition than when we began.” Balzer Inc. sponsors the 2012 Minnesota Pork Industry Environmental Steward of the Year award.

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Promoter of the Year: Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy has been the farm director for Woodward Broadcasting for 28 years, routinely providing daily market reports, news stories and interviews with livestock economists and industry representatives, in addition to assisting in the organization and promotion of local pork events.

Mike Murphy Minn., that promote pork and bring awareness to current events within the swine industry. Murphy annually travels to the Minnesota Pork Congress and World Pork Expo to broadcast the latest happenings in the pork industry.

Murphy serves as the “go-to man” for area pork producers seeking current market and news information.

At each event Murphy records eight three- to five-minute interviews with pork industry leaders, award winners and others involved in the Minnesota pork industry. The interviews are then broadcast on KSUM radio in Fairmont, allowing producers who are unable to attend these industry events to stay up-to-date on industry trends.

In addition to his day-to-day reporting, Murphy spearheads numerous promotions and events for KSUM/KFMC radio in Fairmont,

One of Murphy’s favorite events to help promote is the “Pork Pig out Party.” The Martin County Pork Producers Association, along with local grocery stores and KSUM radio, do a two-week promotion encouraging local consumers to register at the store’s meat department to win the pork pig out party. The winner is chosen on air and receives a pork party for themselves and 24 of their friends. Murphy also helps orchestrate the Blue Ribbon Pork Cookoff, interviews and events from the Martin County

Murphy finds great satisfaction in promoting pork on behalf of Minnesota and Martin County pork producers. Murphy believes it is truly the people involved in the industry that bring satisfaction to the work he does on pork promotions January through December. “Working with pork producers and sponsors is definitely a highlight of what I do. I get a lot of satisfaction promoting a high-quality product produced right here in Martin County.” Elanco Animal Health is sponsor of the Pork Promoter of the Year award.

Consumer promotions are a highlight for Murphy who works closely with the Martin County Pork Producers Association to ensure each event is a success. “Having Mike and the KSUM agriculture broadcasting team

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“Mike keeps area pork producers upto-date with daily market reports; including to-the-minute cash hog quotes and reporting what the experts are saying about any current supply and demand issues that may be affecting the markets,” said Ann Kurt, a Martin County Pork Producer.

“We let Mike know there is an event involving the pork industry and Mike is eager to cover the event on location, rain or shine, and run coverage over the radio.”

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help with pork promotion has a great deal to do with the success of the Martin County Pork Producers Association,” Kurt said.

A month rarely passes that Mike Murphy doesn’t promote pork to radio listeners across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Murphy’s tireless and passionate promotions of pork are among the reasons for his selection as the 2012 Minnesota Pork Industry Promoter of the Year.

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Swine Manager of the Year: Mark Uilk

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“I pride myself in focusing as much effort in the development of people, as pig production,” said Mark Uilk, farm manager with Pipestone System and the 2012 Minnesota Pork Industry Swine Manager of the Year. Uilk has been with Pipestone System for the past 12 years; seven of those years have been spent managing a farrow-to-wean unit. Currently, Uilk manages a 5,000 sow breed-towean farm.

Over the years, Uilk has been essential in implementing farm improvements, including the expansion from 3,000 to 5,000 sows, the construction and use of a composting facility, the completion of a filtering project and the extensive training in bio-security needed to manage a filtered facility. This training eventually led to the farm becoming a PRRS negative facility. Uilk and his team continue to look

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toward the future seeking continuous improvement in production numbers and efficiency. Uilk is a key part of improvements planned for the farm, including a goal of 30 pigs per sow per year, Gilt Development Unit closure and filtering to improve and maintain the farm health status, a focus on animal welfare to maintain Pipestone System standards, and financial review and analysis for planning and cost control. Uilk humbly acknowledges he hasn’t reached the top of his production goals yet. His farm has been in the 27 to 28 pigs per sow per year for extended periods of time, however filtering and the transition to a PRRS negative status has raised his expectations. Although Uilk focuses a great deal of his energy and talents on pig production and farm improvements, he really prides himself in the development of people. Uilk is one of the key managers to assist with the on-farm portion of the manager-in-training program. Many of Pipestone System’s top managers have passed through Uilk’s facility during their training. Troy Woelber, director of Swine Operations for Pipestone System, said, “Mark is one of the most stable and loyal managers we have in the system. I often measure the success of a manager on how many people in the Pipestone System farm leadership can attach their name to a manager’s development tree. We can safely say that a large percentage of individuals can.” Uilk leads by example. He focuses on continuous improvement, taking an annual manager test that measures

Mark Uilk knowledge in pig production, bio-security, safety, animal welfare, finance and human resources. He also attends numerous seminars that focus on management skills and is PQA Plus and TQA certified. Uilk manages the farm with an even demeanor and consistent expectations which has resulted in a low turnover rate among farm employees. Uilk encourages members of his team to always do their best and work in a manner that follows best management practices and the animal welfare standards required by Pipestone System. When asked about Uilk’s focus on people development, Woelber said, “It shows his commitment to not only Pipestone System but to the personal development of employees that live in our community.” Uilk is a proud member of his community, enjoys spending time with family, being a member of CTK church, camping, recreational snowmobiling and helping on the family farm. Land O’Lakes Purina Feeds Inc. sponsors the Swine Manager of the Year award.

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