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April 6, 2012 NORTHERN EDITION

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Let’s be open-minded

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Talk about open-minded. Election years bring out a lot of opinions, on all sides of issues, all sides of canI’ve also taken calls from readers comdidates, and all sides of political leanings. plaining about some left-wing attack coming from Alan Guebert, author of the Some of it can get down right nasty. “Farm and Food File” that appears each Some readers took offense to Dick week in The Land. In the same context Hagen’s “Land Minds” column in the last the caller went on to speak of the “truth” issue of The Land. Some of those comhe heard from Rush Limbaugh. ments appear in this week’s issue of The Again, talk about open-minded. Land on Pages 2, 3 and 4. LAND MINDS I do not want to, nor am I in the place There were also numerous phone calls By Kevin Schulz to, tell you what to think or believe. I just supporting Hagen’s comments. The party don’t want you to be led down your life’s lines have been drawn. path only listening to one outlet for There is a definite reason that we information. Take in as much informaplace our “Land Minds” column on our tion as possible, regardless of the source. “Opinion” page. Most of the time this space doesn’t If you think you’re a conservative, listen to a libget muddied with too much controversy, but it is eral. If you’re a liberal, listen to a conservative. You always taken up by the thoughts of Tom, Dick and might be surprised how much you might learn. myself as individuals, and not the opinion of The Land itself. And the winner is ... Well, OK, maybe not a winner, but our very own My approach to “Land Minds” or any other comTom Royer was recently named one of the top three mentary or letter to the editor that lands on one of our “Opinion” pages has always been that if you are finalists in the CNHI columnist of the year contest. brave enough to sign your name to comments that Three of Royer’s “Land Minds” columns from 2011 you wish to have printed, we will provide you the were submitted. space to present your “opinion” for all to see. For his efforts, Royer got a big fat “congratulaDo I personally agree with all opinions printed on tions.” our pages? Hardly. CNHI is the parent company of The Land. Do I disagree with all opinions printed on our Thanks for your patience pages? Ditto. I know it’s been awhile, and I was hoping to have a A lot of times when people discuss another’s opin- new gardening columnist in place by now, especially ion, you will hear words such as ignorance, closefor this Gardening Issue. mindedness, etc. Over the years I have taken calls I have been surprised by the quality and quantity from people displeased with a certain opinion preof submissions from people interested to pick up sented by The Land or one of our readers or columnists expressing an opinion, claiming that the writer where the late-Hank Wessels left off. I hope to have a new gardening columnist named very soon. is just spreading more (insert left or right)-wing drivel. “Whenever I see something written by so-andKevin Schulz is the editor of The Land. He may be so, I don’t even read it because I know what angle reached at editor@TheLandOnline.com. ❖ they’re coming from.”

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Letter: ‘Unpatriotic tantrum’ saddens readers To the Editor: The unpatriotic tantrum thrown by Dick Hagen and the anonymous author of the e-mail Hagen used in his March 23 column saddened us deeply. As people who believe deeply in this more than 200-year-old American experiment, it saddens us to see even those who don’t have the courage to sign their e-mails turn their back on the ideas of the Founding Fathers. Hagen and his anonymous friend want a divorce from those of us they don’t agree with and to they who want to form their own country. Hagen says that his new country will keep our American history. He apparently wants the history but no memory of that history. He forgets, for example, that a previous secessionist movement did not go well and caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans. He also forgets that this nation that we love so much was founded on the idea of religious tolerance and open mindedness. That is part of the history he wants to keep but to forget.

Hagen, and his anonymous friend, want no Muslims in their country. They want no Scientologists. They want no Humanists. They only want Christians who believe in their particular interpretation of the Christian Bible. They don’t want judges they don’t agree with and they want to keep the military, guns and the police. The nation that Mr. Hagen and Mr. Anonymous are proposing sounds very much like what the Iranians have today. That people who have had the privilege of living under the American system of checks and balances and the belief in justice for all would want to turn to such a government deeply saddens us. We wonder what has caused them to turn away from the belief in dialogue and discussion. We wonder what has brought them to unpatriotically proposing the breakup of this great country. We sincerely hope they will reconsider and that they will find the strength and maturity to continue talking to those they disagree with. Tim and Jan King Long Prairie, Minn.


Letter: Firing right back at the ‘right-wing poison’ OPINION

In case you missed what all the fuss is about, grab your last issue of The Land and turn to Page 2A to read Dick Hagen’s recent “Land Minds.” If you’ve misplaced your issue, log on to bit.ly/theland-divorce have gotten my son and daughter-in-law established with my wife and I on the farm. I am also a life long liberal and progressive. I am proud to be each and every one of these things. So I can’t understand why you would push this stuff on me in your paper that comes free to the box, hopeful I suppose, that I will read it and possibly buy something from one of the advertisers. Is it just that you think everyone thinks like you? Or that none of us would notice? Besides this editorial and the right wing e-mails, there is a steady stream of poison pouring out across the AM radio dial. There, I am told (I don’t listen to radio) Bill O’Reilly sics his nutcase listeners on doctors, succeeding in getting one killed several years ago. Glen Beck urges one of his to drive to California to kill people at the Tides Foundation, causing a gun battle with the highway patrol on the way. Michael Reagan wants me shot because I am not satisfied

with the findings of the 9/11 commission. He will supply the bullet, he says. Neil Boortz calls poor people worms and tells his listeners they need to carry their guns because we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape.

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I have some small hope that I am not one of the “thugs” he is talking about. A small hope indeed. I am, after all, a liberal, which seems to infuriate him. Look, this is what you need to do. Take whatever steps necessary to keep your paper out of my mailbox. Life is too short and I am getting too close to the end of it to want to put up with this kind of thing anymore. I can live without The Land. And I wish you would print this letter but I imagine you won’t. Jim Van Der Pol Kerkhoven, Minn. << www.TheLandOnline.com >> “Where Farm and Family Meet”

To the Editor: I had no sooner learned how to deal with the rightwing poison that shows up so regularly on my e-mail than I find it showing up in my mailbox in The Land lead editorial just inside the front page (Page 2A, March 23 issue). I am generally pretty good humored, and I am going to try to remain so in this note. Some of it is just laughable. There is the nasty crack about Michael, Rosie and Oprah and their weight problem. Overweight is a liberal problem? There are no fat right wingers? Checked out a Tea Party rally lately? And then the music. Wow! I didn’t think music preference had much to do with citizenship. And sorry, but you don’t get to push me out of “your” history, and “your” name and “your” flag. All those things are as much mine as they are yours. I am every bit as American as you and I am fed up with being pushed. The entire piece seems to be based on the idea that I have no right to any of these things because I think wrong, in your view. I don’t know what to make of that entire business about loving big cars and the oil industry. My brain works well enough to know that every dollar I spend on more powerful transportation than I need is a dollar I have to work to earn back. You don’t get to “give” me the welfare dwellers, the homeless, the illegal immigrants (sorry, Mexicans are not aliens, they are people as much as you and I), and the druggies. The capitalism you so want to keep in the form of Walmart and Wall Street and the corporations, absolutely depends upon the people at the bottom. Capitalism cannot exist without misery at the bottom of the economic heap to keep the wages down and generate the consumer jealousy that makes the system run. Without the destitute and a pile of resources to exploit and a few, very few, pockets at the top to fill, industrial and financial capitalism doesn’t work at all. 2008 conclusively demonstrated that. Capitalism is why the Mexicans are here. Business wants (needs?) them. Liberals didn’t bring them. A large number of the homeless are veterans, damaged maybe beyond repair by our seemingly endless succession of businessmen’s wars since World War II, and carelessly tossed aside by the same people, both Democrat and Republican, who wanted the wars so badly in the first place. You might read that Bible you want to keep. It is supposed to be the source of the Judeo Christian values you talk about. Jesus in the Bible is going to give you a little trouble with the idea of health care as a luxury particularly in a wealthy country, such as ours. Remember the good Samaritan, the foreigner who took care of the beaten man? Jesus might also have had a bit of trouble with the idea of invading and “hammering” places (always poorer than us) that threaten us. Here is the deal. I am a lifelong farmer, earning my living from it since 1977. I have no other income. I

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Letter: ‘Judeo-Christian’ manifesto full of hypocrisy To the Editor: I read Dick Hagen’s editorial with some interest. I get those e-mails from the Tea party people down South, but I thought surely we were better than that up here. These are the same layer of society that fired on Fort Sumter in 1862. Maybe you heard how that worked for them. Hagen and Rush Limbaugh are birds of a feather. He is a hate-monger, too, only he gets paid $50 million for his hate-mongering, or did until lately. Maybe Hagen could work his job there at The Land magazine into something like that.

I have been a lifelong Republican and never voted for a Democrat other than Tim Penny. I voted for McCain, but I am so happy he lost; we would be at war in Syria and Iran if he had won. It finally dawned on me that I don’t have much in common with Republicans — they only care about themselves, and their main preoccupation in life is their money. They really aren’t very nice people, and I don’t want to be identified with them. Since he wants to take the Bibles, I am sure he read what Jesus told the rich young ruler: “Sell what you have and give

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it to the poor.” And He told the Pharisees what the greatest law was: “Love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself.” He also told us who our neighbor is — it includes all the people Hagen apparently wants nothing to do with: the poor, homeless, sick, mentally ill, etc. Maybe he can find a little hypocrisy in that manifesto that claims Judeo-Christian values. In fact, the Republicans fill the same role in our society that the Taliban fills in Islam: keeping women in their place; we can’t have contraception (every carnal

thought has to have a price, right?). And life is sacred, at least until birth. After they take their first breath, they are on their own. The poor shouldn’t expect to be able to afford to go to the doctor with their sick child because health care is a luxury, not a right. Right? The working poor can always die; that doesn’t cost Republicans anything. I’m sorry if I sound a little bitter. Maybe it’s because I am. Dwain Merickel Elysian, Minn.

Letter: Why can’t we compromise? To the Editor: I found Staff Writer Dick Hagen’s “divorce” column to be very disturbing. The thoughts expressed are not worthy of your publication. These are the thoughts I would expect from a “shock jock,” not The Land magazine. I consider myself to be a conservative with an open mind. This Sunday morning at our coffee hour a fellow member of my congregation mentioned this article and we both agreed this type of thinking is how Congress operates, and is one of the primary reasons they have a 9-percent approval rating. The author seems to believe the word compromise has become a swear word. I am certainly glad the Founding Fathers were able to compromise long enough to draft our Constitution and form this great nation. It seems like a recent phenomenon where the political leaders on both sides of the aisle are

unwilling to compromise on any of the issues weighing down this country. The two big issues — tax fairness and government spending — seem to have an easy middle ground which neither party seems to be willing to find. If Congress was in kindergarten, they would find themselves in the principal’s office routinely. Congress needs to “just find a way to get along” — this is what we expect of any of our elected officials. The Republican and Democratic parties need to stop listening to the “wings nuts” of their respective groups and find a way to function as a two-party system that is willing to accept a middle-of-the-road approach, also known as compromise. Perhaps the editors of The Land should be a little more mindful of the dysfunctional nature of our political debate, and give voice to someone of reason and compromise. Ronald Kottke Walnut Grove, Minn.

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Letter: Many base votes on fantasy, not facts To the Editor: The Land Staff Writer Dick Hagen’s recent opinion piece concerning an email he received that “precisely echoed” his “gut feelings,” was addressed to me, an “American liberal.” Hagen thinks we should “divide up the country” and live separately. I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would think? Anyway, as to this lazily perpetuated stereotyping, I’m a multiple gun owner and, yes, I hate war just as all sane people do. Yet I recognize the absolute necessity of some wars. You will take the “smelly oil industry” and leave me “wind and solar.” My tractors and new Dodge pickup will then be useless. Thanks for nothing. He says that I should deal with the homeless, but he will “keep the Bibles.” Now, unlike some, I’ve actually read most of the Bible. Luke 6:20 says, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the King-

dom of God.” Proverbs 19:17, “He who is gracious to a poor man hands to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed.” Then, does “We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury” mean that the increasingly costly Medicare should be eliminated? The Republican plans are to end Medicare while saying otherwise. “We’ll practice trickle down economics” is just perfect to continue the widening gap between rich and poor. Mitt Romney’s Wall Street friends are smiling. Now I’ve also received scores of rightwing e-mail, much of which was far worse than Hagen’s. One wished for mass genocide and many were full of lies. I believe there is a kind of tribalism that convinces a large segment of American citizens to live in an alternative reality of lies and halftruths. I do worry that far too many will base their votes on fantasy instead of fact. Greg Rendahl Ostrander, Minn.


A lot of talk, not much substance in competition discussions

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• The DOJ’s avenging antitrust angel, investigate they’d get a phone call from Capitol Hill It was, literally, a sight for sore eyes. Christine Varney, is long gone and her in 10 minutes telling them their agency’s budget Two years ago March 12, trumpets replacement, Acting Assistant Attorney was being slashed.” blasted in Ankeny, Iowa, as America’s new General Sharis Pozen, in her post since That pressure continues to ensure the big will get gladiators for agricultural justice — U.S. just last August, is on her way out in late bigger. Proof arrived March 20, when Viterra Inc., a Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., his April. $12 billion grain merchandiser that handles 45 perantitrust chief Christine Varney, U.S. • The USDA’s efforts to strengthen cent of all western Canada grain, announced it was Department of Agriculture boss Tom Vilrules and increase market transparency selling itself to Glencore International, a $186 bilsack and hundreds of farmers — gathered over meatpackers — showcased by its lion global giant with grain trading assets from for a day-long discussion on “competitive politically charged, 18-month battle to Australia to Argentina to Estonia. dynamics of the seed industry; trends in FARM & FOOD FILE update the Grain Inspection, Packers and contracting issues, marketplace transAs part of the deal, Viterra will Stockyards Adminisparency and buyer power; and agriculture sell its agri-products division to By Alan Guebert tration — has been a enforcement and cooperation at the fedAgrium Inc., a $15.5 billion-perwell-documented eral and state levels.” year company that labels itself bust. But when it came time “the largest global provider of This first-of-its-kind hearing was the • And, in a show of agricultural crop input products start of a year-long, five-meeting examito talk about what to and services.” nation into what many farmers and ranchers consid- pure political power, meatpackers do, most said that if and “their lackeys,” as Iowa Sen. ered was the growing dysfunction, even out-right Reuters news service viewed Charles Grassley calls them, manipulation, of agricultural markets. they proceeded to the Viterra deal as the opening have lobbied Congress to drop all “(T)he central questions is,” posed Secretary Vilinvestigate they’d get a salvo in “a second wave of consolidation” for new agbiz players sack in his opening remarks, “are farmers and ranch- livestock market concentration proviphone call from Capitol like Noble ($57 billion in 2010 sions in the rewrite of the 2008 farm ers in the country currently getting a fair shake? Is sales) and Wilmar International the marketplace providing a fair deal to all who are bill. Hill in 10 minutes ($44 billion in 2011 sales) to Why not. DOJ’s Antitrust Division, in the farming and ranching business? Is there suffitelling them their challenge the old “ABCD” lions with its comparatively puny $160 cient transparency?” agency’s budget was million budget, 360 attorneys and 55 — Archer Daniels Midland, OK, the Secretary can’t count. But all three queseconomists, is easily out-gunned by Bunge, Cargill and Dreyfus — in being slashed. tions were, and remain, prescient. world food markets. global ag players. Many farmers and ranchers believe markets for — C. Robert Taylor It’s worse on the political side says Some fight. Three of the inputs like seed and fertilizer have so few players ABCDs (Dreyfus, a private firm, ag concentration expert C. Robert that competition is non-existent. Livestock producdoesn’t reports sales) posted $146 billion in collecTaylor, the Alfa Eminent Scholar and professor of ag ers, especially cattle and poultry growers, have long tive revenue last year. economics at Auburn University. In 2010 and 2011, complained about paper thin, contract-driven Taylor gave presentations to the USDA, DOJ and the Or about $120 billion more than the entire budget slaughter markets dominated by vertically inteFederal Trade Commission on the size and scope of of the U.S. Justice Department. grated meatpackers. global fertilizer cartels. Each, he recalls, led to Alan Guebert’s “Farm and Food File” is published Two years hence, however, nothing — not one lengthy discussions. weekly in more than 70 newspapers in North America. major regulatory or ag antitrust case — has been “But when it came time to talk about what to do,” Contact him at agcomm@farmandfoodfile.com. ❖ brought. In fact, there’s been more backing up than recalls Taylor, “most said that if they proceeded to moving forward. For example:

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By RENAE VANDER SCHAAF The Land Correspondent DECORAH, Iowa — Throughout the years, gardeners have had their favorite seeds, often bringing seeds along when emigrating from another country to grow the seeds in the new world. Self-sufficient they always sought to plant enough to provide for their dietary needs as well as save seeds for next year’s planting. There are many reasons why seed varieties have disappeared. Among them being crop failures, a generation that didn’t save the seeds, or the seed was replaced with a new variety. There are hundreds of reasons for the loss. This disappearance of heirloom seeds with Our mission their unique remains saving the genetic makeup world’s diverse but has been halted endangered garden because of operaheritage for future tions such as generations. Seed Saver’s Exchange. — John Pederson, Located near Decorah in Seed Savers northeast Iowa, online editor the SSE is working diligently to preserve open-pollinated seed. An accidental beginning that happened because a young couple acted on a thought and it became their mission. In the 1970s, Baptist Ott gave his granddaughter Diane Ott Whealy and her then-husband, Kent, seeds of a purple-flowered morning glory that is a vigorous climber, a wondrously deep purple color with a red star in its throat and the seeds of German Pink Tomato, a potato leaf tomato that produces large fruit. Grandpa Ott died the next winter. Kent and Diane Whealy knew that it was up to them to preserve those seeds as they knew of no one else who was growing those plants that were now part of their heritage. “That idea is still the impetus behind Seed Savers Exchange,” said John Pederson, SSE online editor. “Our mission remains saving the world’s diverse but endangered garden heritage for future generations.” According to Pederson, the seeds offered at the SSE are not all necessarily heirlooms. But they must be open-pollinated, meaning that you can save the seeds for replanting and get an offspring true-totype. “People send us their seeds as well as their stories,” Pederson said. “There is a process the seed and history go through before it becomes part of the collection. We recently hired a full-time seed historian, Sara Straate. She is a seed detective of sorts who spends her days making phone calls, studying seed books and researching the web, whatever it takes to learn as much as we can about the variety.” Their work is not limited to seeds. An orchard that contains rare heritage apple trees was recently expanded to preserve more than 350 of our country’s See SAVERS, pg. 8

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SAVERS, from pg. 7 rarest and most historic apple varieties. The new orchard will also feature educational facilities for apple grafting workshops and improved accessibility. Gardens of all sizes and for different purposes dot the 890-acre Heritage Farm. The gardens close to the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center are filled with flower, herb and vegetable varieties with the intent to educate and inspire, Pederson said. “In 2011 our commercial seed operation maintained 23 isolation gardens for seed offered in the SSE catalog,” Pederson said. “The gardens are spread throughout the farm. Our gardening crews tend to these plants all summer long, they are harvested and properly packaged for resale before leaving the farm.” Pederson also encourages gardeners to become SSE members. One of the benefits is that members receive the SSE Yearbook as well as a 10-percent discount on all catalog purchases. The yearbook is comprised of seeds that members have available for sale. It contains thousands of varieties not available in the SSE catalog or any seed catalog for that matter. “We encourage the exchange of seeds of favorite heritage plants,” Pederson said. “In the catalog we may offer 50 peppers; but the yearbook will have over 900 varieties.” To have a listing in the yearbook one must be a Seed Savers member. Every year members exchange thousands of varieties in the SSE Yearbook. Around 700 “listed members” grow and save over 13,000 fruit, grain and open-pollinated vegetable varieties to offer to other members. Seeds, plants, roots, bulbs and more are exchanged by contacting the listed member directly — either by phone, e-mail, the Online Yearbook or by mail. The diversity available in the yearbook is astounding — imagine choosing from over 4,000 tomato varieties. It also includes many hard-to-find plant types such as amaranth, cowpeas, horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes, wheat and scorzonera, to name a few, Pederson said. Many of these varieties are not commercially offered and available only because of the preservation work of SSE’s listed members. Visitors come to Heritage Farm for many different reasons. One draw is watching for the many birds that inhabit the land that is partially cultivated and wooded. That combined with the Pine Spring Creek that runs through the hilly and valley terrain makes it a bird paradise. May 5 has been set aside for the annual organized bird and wildflower event. Two local birding experts give guided tours and a breakfast is served. More than 100 species of bird sightings have been documented at Heritage Farm. Besides seeds, the Heritage Farm has a herd of White Park Cattle and a Heritage Poultry flock. The 2011 display included four chicken breeds: Mottled Java, Black Sumatra, Golden Polish and Light Brahma bantam. The Lillian Goldman Visitors Center is open March 1 through Dec. 23. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It is estimated that 20,000 visitors stop at the Heritage Farm each year. ❖


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ing plants. Across the street and up the hill are gardens that bask in full sunlight. The Clemens Gardens are a story in themselves. Virginia Clemens lived with multiple sclerosis for 40 years. She had a great love for flowers. William and Virginia Clemens purchased a piece of property across the street from their house and donated it to the city. In the mid-1980s, a Formal Garden was constructed. It is sec-

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Many hands have gone into making the park what it is today. In the 1920s, Campfire Girls planted the Scotch and Norway pines that make it a shady rest area. In the 1930s New Deal workers in the Works Progress Administration built a greenhouse, rock garden, lily pond and fountain. In 1989, carpentry students from St. Cloud Technical College built a gazebo. This shady garden is filled with hosta and ferns and impatiens and shade-lov-

tioned into four squares, divided and bounded by brick walkways. A hedge borders the garden on three sides, the east left open so Virginia could look out her window at the hundreds of annual flowers planted each spring. In 2000, a Windsor Court fountain was installed in the center of the Formal Garden. That was only the beginning. Through the 1990s the Clemens purchased more property and funded the construction and planting of additional gardens, one of which is a rose garden. It seems only natural that Virginia Rose Clemens would love roses. She succumbed to her disease in 1998, and the Clemens Memorial Dome with a replica statue of the generous couple now stands adjacent to the Virginia Clemens Rose Garden. Built in 1990, the Clemens purchased 1,100 rose bushes to get it started. Since that time, two trial rose gardens have been planted near the formal garden, one operated by the American Rose Society. Four additional gardens are also a part of the Clemens Gardens (which can be accessed from Kilian Boulevard if you don’t wish to walk up the See GARDENS, pg. 10

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Gardens remain fresh, free every year for visitors GARDENS, from pg. 9 hill from Riverside Drive). The Rest Area Garden has clematis and rose vines, and one of the tallest outdoor fountains in Minnesota, a playful 24-foot tall Renaissance Fountain with cranes, topped by a watering girl. Restrooms and a gift shop are also in this garden. The White Garden lives up to its name, and is modeled after a garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, England. The four squares of the Treillage Garden each display a different color. A 100-foot long treillage divides the gardens. Under its central dome stands the Three Graces Fountain. The Perennial Garden is the favorite of Garden Supervisor Nia Primus. One of the largest of the gardens, she said that all the plants in it are Zone 4 hardy. “What you see you can replicate at home,” she said. A fountain modeled

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after a pre-Civil War fountain in Georgia is the garden’s centerpiece. Primus can usually be found out in the gardens, working with the 20-plus seasonal staff. But the work of the three year-round staff starts before spring. In the state-of-the-art greenhouse completed in 2010 they propagate the 100,000 annuals and 20,000 perennials they will set in the ground as soon as weather permits. “We are always remodeling,” Primus said. “We don’t repeat ourselves from year-to-year. We need to keep it new so people keep coming back. The gardens are always changing. Each year you come you will see the newest flowers on the market.” For 2012 she said some of the flowers for which she is excited are “perennial delosperma, the many new types of monarch ageratums, all the different types of gaura but especially the whirling butterfly gaura, and the Prince and Princess Pennisetum grasses.”

They also keep adding what she calls “hardscaping,” as opposed to landscaping. The fountains have been added through the years, and the latest addition is the Memorial Dome with the Clemens statue. The city is grateful to the Clemens for the beautiful gardens they have donated, and Primus really admires William Clemens. She said he is in his 90s, and he stops by the gardens every day, all year long. In 2000, an all-volunteer organization was formed to support the gardens, promote understanding among residents and visitors, and be advocates for the gardens. The Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society hosts Music in the Gardens and Art Fair in the Gardens to bring people into contact with these beautifully maintained gardens. Operated by the St. Cloud City Park System, the Gardens are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. from spring until fall. There is free street parking and admission is free, though donations are accepted. ❖

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Cover story: Plum crazy? No, everything’s just peachy By RICHARD SIEMERS The Land Correspondent David Griffin will readily admit that his current situation came about because he was plum crazy. Griffin is a collector, tester, researcher and breeder of stone fruit — plums, prunes, apricots, cherries and peaches — with pears, hazelnuts and table grapes added in for good measure. Now that he has retired as a cabinetmaker, his avocation of cultivating delicious, Minnesota-hardy fruit trees and vines has his full-time attention. “I started out as a tester and collector of mainly plums,” said Griffin, of Cold Spring, Minn. That was when he still had his occupation and children living at home, and before he knew half of what he knows today. His real learning began while in a public library searching the internet to find Minnesota-hardy fruit trees and it directed him to a nursery in Florida. Florida? A fellow overhearing his frustration suggested he talk to Frank Foltz over by Princeton, Minn. Foltz tested plums as well as other fruit trees, and he loved to talk about them. “I went over and took his grafting class, which is absolutely essential because a lot of these trees I was trying to collect were very, very hard to find, impossible to find in retail and wholesale nurseries,” Griffin said. For instance, he read an article that came out in 1934 about a plum called Red Coat that had been grown and tested at the University of Minnesota agricultural testing station in Morris. The article said it was probably the best plum they could grow

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David Griffin has developed an apricot tree that he thinks merits further testing. He is sending samples further up north and to commercial growers. at Morris for quality and survivability. Griffin called Foltz to see if he had heard of it. It turned out that years ago Foltz had gotten a scion wood (a twig for grafting) from the researcher and had one in his orchard. Foltz gave Griffin a scion wood so he could start his own tree, as well as a scion wood of a plum called Surprise that he had gotten from someone in Wisconsin. “Surprise is one of my best eating plums,” Griffin said. Griffin doesn’t know what has happened to Foltz’s orchard since his death. “There’s two species

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of plums — Red Coat and Surprise — that I may have the last tree in existence. I have 60 different varieties of plums. It’s probably the biggest collection of plums in the country.” Along the way, he added to his vast store of knowledge about fruit trees, and he learned to breed so he could make his own crosses. He also started growing other fruit trees and planted grape vines. Since he is a tester, Griffin has planted plenty of trees that did not survive. He’s also made some discoveries. “In my testing I found a lot of fruit is hardy here that isn’t considered hardy because it never gets tested,” he said. He tells of the Concord pear. Both of the Concord’s French parents have been tested in Minnesota and not found hardy. He tested a cross of the two, and found Concord “is one of those rare instances where the offspring of two parents is hardier than the parents.” Griffin does not have a commercial orchard, but he has found ready buyers for the fruit he grows in restaurants, especially in the Twin Cities. He likes growing and testing, not marketing and selling, so he has teamed up with his niece, Molly McNeill, who lives in the Twin Cities. “She’s a gourmet chef, food blogger, a foodie,” he said. “She knows people and restaurants. I ship the fruit to her and she finds the market.” He would have been content to go on being a fruit tester, because he can enjoy the fruits of his labor, but he knows there is a market for what he grows, so last year he started a production orchard, planting 35 new fruit trees. He also planted five rows of grapes. See PEACHY, pg. 13

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Griffin: ‘You are always one good winter away from fruit’ “You are always only one good winter away from fruit,” he said. Griffin built a high tunnel for his test peach trees, to see if that helps the trees survive hard winters so he can continue his testing and breeding uninterrupted. He’s grown peaches for 10 years in the cold climate, so he thinks he knows what works, but the high tunnel is another experiment. Griffin planted his first testing trees in 1999. At one time he had more than 350 fruit trees for testing. Some have died since, but there are still more than 200 trees. “It was a sideline until I saw what I was going to get,” he said. Now he has developed an apricot tree that he thinks merits further testing. He is sending out 25 trees, some up north to see how hardy it is, others to a commercial grower to see how it does under commercial conditions. “There’ll be five years of testing before anyone will even look at it,” he said. “And then it has to be distributed, it has to be grown in quantity, and

picked up by some nursery to promote it. (If it succeeds commercially) my grandkids will benefit from it, but I’ll never see anything.” Griffin is 65 years old, which he joked is old for a breeder. But it is not a drawback for a man who didn’t start testing and breeding fruit trees in order to accumulate wealth. He not only collects and conserves forgotten species of fruit trees, but seeks to produce new species that are hardy for Minnesota weather. This may not be the road to riches, but just being able to eat the fruit is a source of satisfaction. There is more than one way to calculate wealth, because in a way, there is no greater jewel than a freshly picked (gem)stone fruit filling your mouth with juicy, delicious flavor. David Griffin will vouch for that. While Griffin’s website is being developed, they can be reached at http://on.fb.me/minnesotapeach and on Twitter @MinnesotaPeach. You can also view videos of Griffin at http://vimeo.com/35336259. ❖

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backyard fruit tree. Take peaches, for example. “I tell people, if you’ve ever tasted a peach that’s warmed by the sun and you reach up and as soon as you touch it, it falls off into your hand, and you lean over because you know it’s going to be juicy but you still get it slobbered all over your face when you eat it, you haven’t lived unless you have experienced it.” His latest experiment is breeding peaches from a cross between Siberian peaches hardy to minus-40 degrees (“but are everything you don’t want in a peach,” he said) with a fairly hardy commercial peach. “Maybe, just maybe, you get the hardiness of the one and the fruit of the other,” Griffin said. “That’s what I’m trying to find out. Peaches will always be a long shot, but there’s a good thing about peaches: they bear on new wood. In other words, the wood that grows this year will have peaches on it next year.” He encourages folks to plant a peach tree. If it doesn’t survive the winter, the shoots that come up in the spring will be six feet tall by the end of summer. Then, if you get one good winter, you will get fruit the next summer.

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PEACHY, from pg. 12 He concentrates on table grapes, mostly varieties that Elmer Swenson developed when he was at the University of Minnesota. Griffin said that Swenson was most interested in table grapes, but they’ve been overlooked because of the popularity of the wine grapes he developed. “There are seven or eight kinds of hardy seedless grapes that nobody has heard about,” he said. “I had to go to Maine to get some of them from a guy who had stopped at Elmer’s (years ago). I got those from him, before they disappear.” Griffin finds himself in an enviable position. Many commercial and university breeders are jealous of his freedom. Given their sources of money, they have to justify that what they are doing will succeed in the commercial market. Griffin can work at developing fruit that will grow in Minnesota and is delicious, that doesn’t have to have long shelf life or be fit to be shipped thousands of miles. In fact, it is fruit that is meant to be eaten off the tree. It seems that Griffin’s unspoken dream is to bring back the family orchard, the garden vineyard, the

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Bulls happy to see March end

Grains run with the bulls

The following market analysis is for the week ending March 30. CORN — Once again the March Grain Stocks report provided us with a number that precipitated a limit move in nearby corn prices. May corn closed up the 40-cent daily trading limit following a bullish 6.0 billion bushel stocks in all positions as of March 1 report. The inventory number was 140 million bushels less than the average trade guess and about 8 percent less than a year ago. The report reversed a dramatic 10.7 percent drop in the May contract from the peak March 19 at $6.75 PHYLLIS NYSTROM 3/4 to the March 29 low at $6.03 Country Hedging per bushel as longs in the market St. Paul raced for the exits. This week, May corn closed 2 1/2 cents lower at $6.44 per bushel. Stocks are 500 million bushels less than last year, but May corn is about 50 cents less than where May 2011 corn was at this time last year. Minnesota stocks are down 172 million bushels as compared to last year. One wonders if prices hadn’t plummeted so severely before the report if we would have had such a sharp post-report rally. This makes four consecutive times we have traded limit after a stocks report. The Prospective Plantings report was the most bearish number released in either report. Planted corn acres were pegged at a whopping 95.9 million acres, up 4 million acres over last year and over one million acres above the pre-report estimate. This is the largest corn acreage number since 1937, when the U.S. corn yield was 29 bushels per acre. See NYSTROM, pg. 15

As we finish out March in the livestock markets, the bulls may be happy to see it finally come to an end. Over the past several weeks the hogs and cattle markets have taken a substantial slide in prices. Due in part to slowing demand and slumping cutouts. The leader for several months has been the futures market for cattle prices. It appears that nothing has changed in that respect, however instead of leading prices higher, the futures have led prices lower. The slumping demand for beef has finally overtaken the speculative buying on the premise that cattle numbers were not great enough JOE TEALE to keep up with the ever growing Broker demand for beef. Great Plains Commodity Afton, Minn. But, like every market, everything has a price where if too high in price, the market seeks out substitutes to these high-priced commodities. This appears to be the case in the cattle market. This downturn in the cattle market appeared to have begun when beef cutouts approached $200 per hundredweight. These prices in comparison to other competitive meats forced retail buyers to back away from beef and turn to other sources of protein. On March 23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the Monthly Cattle on Feed Report. The results are: on-feed as of March 1, 103 percent; placed during February, 103 percent; and marketed during February, 98 percent. The report was seen as slightly negative as the marketing number was less than anticipated and the number on feed slightly greater than expected. See TEALE, pg. 15

Grain markets have been on a bull run lately, with soybeans working to secure acres this year. On March 20 the grain markets experienced a sell off that caused the investment funds to re-examine their commitment to the markets. Many frustrated bulls questioned the selloff, maintaining that no major fundamental changes had occurred in the supply and demand situation. Headlines continue to tout reduced soybean production estimates in South America, at the same time Chinese demand remains constant. Domestic corn supplies remain tight with most pre-quarterly stocks report estimates showing another strong TOM NEHER quarter of usage. AgStar VP & Team Leader — Grain Industry May soybeans had rallied more Rochester, Minn. than $2.60 in just over three months. Over the past 64 trading sessions, the May contract had closed higher 42 days. More impressive was a higher close 16 out of the last 20 days. The weekly Commodity Futures Trading Commission Commitments of Traders reports indicated that investors’ net-long futures position (long position minus short position) was about 8,600 contracts the week of Dec. 4, 2011, had grown to almost 173,000 contracts last week. The disbelief that the grain markets would selloff in light of this strong demand situation was common among grain producers. Yet, with this type of dramatic run-up in price and open interest in the grain markets, a correction was due to come. It is like the pressure valve on a boiler letting off steam when the temperature gets too high. See NEHER, pg. 15

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.


Bean fundamentals bullish, but bulls must be fed

Hogs have struggled to maintain rally TEALE, from pg. 14 Considering the depth of the recent break in prices, a little recovery rally may not be out of the question. If this rally occurs it should provide producers an opportunity to protect their live inventories. The hog market has been struggling for the past six months to maintain any prolonged rally. The main culprit for this struggle has been the ample supply of live inventory of hogs allowing the packers to be more selective in their price discovery. Couple this with an increase in cold storage stocks of pork and as a result prices struggle to maintain current

levels, and even begin to slide. The seasonal patterns would suggest that hog prices increase as we move toward the summer months. However, unless there is a change in either the supply of hogs or a dramatic change in economic conditions in the short term, a price rally in hogs will more than likely be delayed this year. There is still the possibility that a minor rally could develop since the market has been dropping for several weeks and is technically becoming short term oversold. If these recovery rallies develop, producers should give consideration of protecting their late-spring inventories. ❖

with current prices and weather that is expected to allow early double crop planting. Soybean stocks at 1.37 billion bushels were nearly 10 percent higher than last year and in line with the average estimate. China’s National Grain and Oils Information Center is estimating their 2012 bean imports will hit 57 million metric tons, up almost 9 percent from last year, and crushers are only 20 to 30 percent covered July through October. China was back in the market this week, buying 120,000 mt of old crop and a like amount of new crop U.S. soybeans. South American production is still in question. The Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange dropped their Argentine bean production from 46.2 mmt to 45 mmt. The USDA is at 46.5 mmt. Oil World signaled they may need to cut an additional 1 mmt off their 46.5 mmt and 66.5 mmt estimates for Argentina and Brazil, respectively. Weekly export sales were in line with expectations at 17.3 million bushels, bringing sales to 22 percent behind last year. OUTLOOK: November soybeans range of $13 to $14 remains intact. With May soybeans at levels not seen since September, the next resistance comes in at $14.50 to $14.75. Nearby soybeans increased 83 cents per bushel for the month. In the last five years, it is not unusual for November beans to stage a significant rally before harvest. Fundamentals are bullish for soybeans, but keep in mind the bulls need to be fed regularly. ❖

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NEHER, from pg. 14 Is this the beginning of the end of the great Bull Run in grain? Probably not, but it is a reminder that markets do not always go up. By the time that you read this publication, the March 30 U.S. Department of Agriculture Quarterly stocks report and planting intentions will be in the market. Historically this can be a “market changer” report and set the tone for the trade until mid-summer. The fact that so little of the 2012 crop has been priced leaves a large risk on the grain producer’s shoulders. Most are betting the entire crop on higher prices. That is a large bet with huge consequences. In poker, the longer you hold your cards and up the ante, the more stress the players experience. Remember that there is only one winner and many

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any setback. Growers are eyeing levels they were able to sell at in mid-March. The old crop-new crop inverse responded appropriately to the reports, surging to $1.03 premium July over December. Old crop basis and inverse levels should remain strong. May corn’s next targets will be $6.60 to $6.75 ($7?), while the December contract may find shortterm resistance near $5.50, then $5.75 per bushel. For March, May corn decreased 14 cents. SOYBEANS — The March 30 soybean reports kept mostly to history and showed us a move in excess of 50 cents in the nearby beans, but they closed slightly off their session high. May beans were up 37 1/4 cents for the week at $13.65 3/4 and the November contract was up 35 1/2 cents for the week at $13.58 per bushel. Pre-report trading saw Monday gains give way to fund selling with prices sliding lower into report day. While both the stocks and planting reports were bullish, the acreage number was the friendlier of the two. Soybean acreage was projected at 73.9 million acres, down 1 percent from last year and versus the average estimate of 75.4 million acres. Minnesota’s soybean acres are forecast to be down 3 percent from last year at 6.9 million acres. Many will be looking for this number to grow in the coming weeks with some switching from corn to beans. Double crop soybean acres should also be large this year

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NYSTROM, from pg. 14 Minnesota farmers indicated they would plant a record 8.7 million acres to corn, 7 percent more than last year. Speculation has already begun on how many of these acres will get switched to soybeans since the corn-to-bean ratio has substantially improved since the survey was taken. The influence of the ratio will have to be weighed against good weather habits; when planting weather is good growers like to plant corn. December corn closed down 17 1/4 cents for the week at $5.40 1/4 per bushel. Most other items paled in comparison to the March 30 U.S. Department of Agriculture reports. When prices plummeted, China returned to the market to buy 120,000 metric tons of old crop corn with 120,000 mt of new crop sold to unknown. Weekly export sales were the poorest for this week in over 10 years at a measly 5 million bushels. Exports now lag last year by 13 percent. Weekly ethanol production at 889,000 barrels per day was down 4,000 barrels/day versus last week and 1.6 percent less than last year. OUTLOOK: In spite of March ending with a bang, our attention will now quickly turn to fieldwork and weather as yield will be the final determinate of how big our crop will be. New crop bushels are an unknown, but we now know that old crop stocks are tight. This should make buyers more willing to add to positions on

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Farm custom rates for ’12 may be fluid due to fuel costs Due to the high cost of harvesting crop operations investment in farm machinunder a custom farming agreeery, an ever-increasing numment. ber of farmers are hiring other Some farmers also hire spefarmers to provide some or all cific farm operations through of their machinery resources a custom arrangement with for their farm. another farmer, such as comThis is especially true with bining or hay baling. Many new and younger farmers, farmers negotiate these types and with children who decide of custom rate and custom FARM PROGRAMS farming arrangements in the to start farming with their parents. Also, some land spring of the year. By Kent Thiesse investors are choosing to operCustom rates increasing ate the farm themselves As would be expected rather than cash renting with increasing fuel the land to another costs, average 2012 cusfarmer. In that case, the tom rates for farm work have also landowner is generally hiring a farmer to risen, compared to 2011 and 2010 cusprovide necessary tillage, planting and

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tom rates. Most custom rates for farm work in 2012 are listed at 5 to 10 percent above the rates a year earlier, with an average increase of about 8 percent. In addition to higher fuel costs, increasing costs for new and used machinery, and higher labor costs, are also factors in the higher custom rates. These results are based on the annual “Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey” that is coordinated and analyzed by Iowa State University. The survey sampled 276 custom operators, farm managers and ag lenders on what they expected 2012 custom farm rates to be for various farm operations. The survey summary lists the average custom rate and the range for various tillage, planting, fertilizer and chemical application, grain harvesting, and forage harvesting functions on the farm. The survey also includes many miscellaneous farming practices, lists average machine rental rates for some equipment, and includes a formula for estimating average machinery rental rates. The survey also lists average custom farming rates for corn, soybeans and wheat. Over the years, the average custom rates for farm operations in southern Minnesota have been close to the

average Iowa custom rates. 2012 custom rates Average 2012 farm custom rates for some typical tillage, planting and harvesting practices, as well as custom farming rates, are listed in the table on Page 17. The complete 2012 “Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey” is available at www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/crops/ pdf/a3-10.pdf. All listed custom rates in the Iowa survey results include fuel and labor, unless listed as rental rates or otherwise specified. The average fuel price for diesel fuel assumed in the quoted custom rates was $3.25 per gallon. A fuel price increase of $0.50 per gallon would cause most custom rates to increase by approximately 5 percent. These average rates are only meant to be a guide for custom rates, as actual custom rates charged may vary depending on continued increase in fuel costs, availability of custom operators, timeliness, field size, etc. Custom farming agreements An alternative to leasing farmland is a “Custom Farming Agreement.” In a typical Custom Farming Agreement, the custom operator agrees to See PROGRAMS, pg. 17

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Custom Farm Agreement provides extra income Selected 2012 farm custom rates Following are the average custom rates for some common farming practices for 2012, based on the “Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey.” Custom farming rates (Includes tillage, planting and harvesting costs) Corn: $119.80 per acre (Range: $80-$160) Soybeans: $105.70/acre (Range: $50-$150) Small grain: $88.05/acre (Range: $75-$100) Tillage Moldboard plow: $16.10/acre Chisel plow: $14.90/acre V-ripper (deep tillage): $18.55/acre Field cultivator: $12.30/acre Tandem disk: $12.55/acre Row cultivator: $12.15/acre Chopping cornstalks: $11.05/acre Planting Planter with attachments: $17.70/acre Planter without attachments: $15.60/acre No-till planter: $17.60/acre Soybean drill: $16.25/acre farmer can accurately plan tillage, planting and harvesting schedules. • The normal field practices to be included under the Custom Farming Agreement should be listed (tillage, planting, weed control, harvesting, etc.).

Grain drill: $14.50/acre Harvesting grain Corn combine: $31.85/acre ($35.80 with chopper head) ($43.05/acre with grain cart and truck) Soybean combine: $31.10/acre ($40.15/acre with grain cart and truck) Small grain combine: $29.90/acre Grain cart (in field): $6.30/acre Hauling grain (on farm): $0.10 per bushel Hauling grain (to market): $0.16/bu. (under 25 miles) Grain auger use (on farm): $0.06/bu. Harvesting forages Windrowing hay: $12.55/acre Hay baling (small square bales): $0.55 per bale Hay baling (large square bales): $10.45/bale Hay baling (large round bales): $10.85/bale ($11.35 per bale with wrap) Corn stalk baling (large bales): $11.50/bale ($12.75 per bale with wrap) Silage chopping: $44.85 per hour per head row Haylage chopping: $11/hour/foot head width Typically, these agreed-upon practices are part of the per-acre custom farming payment for the year that is negotiated between the custom operator and the landowner. See PROGRAMS, pg. 18

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investment into a full line of farm machinery. The landowner does not have to negotiate land rental rates, or worry about collecting lease payments, since the owner receives all of the crop proceeds. The landowner does have to pay the farmer an agreed-upon per-acre fee for the custom farming services by specified dates. The landowner is considered to be the material participant for income tax purposes, and the landowner is typically entitled to all government farm program payments, crop insurance indemnity payments, etc. Key issues with custom farming agreements Although the concept of a Custom Farming Agreement is simple, close communication between the custom operator and the landowner is essential. A written contract for the Custom Farming Agreement should definitely be prepared that specifies the amount of payment by the landowner to the custom operator, and all other pertinent details. Following are some points to consider for a Custom Farming Agreement. • The Custom Farming Agreement should specify the payment amount per acre that the landowner will pay the custom operator, and should list the payment dates. • There needs to be an accurate count on the number of acres that will be under the Custom Farming Agreement for payment purposes, and so that the

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PROGRAMS, from pg. 16 perform all the machine operations on the owner’s land in exchange for a set fee or rate. (Note: Average Custom Farming Rates for 2012 are listed in the 2012 Custom Rate Survey Table.) The landowner pays for all seed, fertilizer, chemicals, crop insurance and other input costs; receives all grain produced and all eligible farm program payments on the land; and is responsible to store and market the grain. One obvious advantage to the custom operator is that a Custom Farming Agreement provides some extra farm income, with little or no additional operating capital or farm machinery investment. Fuel, lubrication and repairs are usually the only added costs. In addition, custom farming offers a fixed return per acre to the custom operator, and although there is some possibility of higher repair bills, this is minor compared with the price and yield risks typically faced by a farmer in a normal cash rental contract. Of course, in a good year, profits from a Custom Farming Agreement will be lower than under most cash rental leases. However, in this era of much higher land rental rates there is much more risk to the farmer with a cash lease as compared to a custom agreement with a landowner. Landowners also find several advantages to a Custom Farming Agreement. Landowners with small acreages can make most of the crop production and grain marketing decisions without the

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Milk, milk everywhere — and way too much to drink This column was written The four-week, National for the marketing week endAgricultural Statistics Serviceing March 30. surveyed cheese price averaged $1.5248 per pound, down 1.6 The March federal order cents from February. Butter benchmark milk price averaged $1.4347, down 3.7 dropped another 34 cents, to cents. Nonfat dry milk aver$15.72 per hundredweight, aged $1.3310, down 4.8 cents, the fourth month in a row of and dry whey averaged 61.07 decline, $3.68 below March cents, down 2.9 cents. 2011, and equates to about MIELKE MARKET $1.35 per gallon. The 2012 The U.S. Department of AgriWEEKLY average now stands at culture reported in its latest By Lee Mielke $16.28, down from $16.63 at Dairy Market News that the this time a year ago, and market is “awash with compares to $13.85 in milk as increased produc2010 and $10.18 in 2009. tion is noted across the Looking ahead, Class III futures were United States. Typical spring flush for the southern tier of states continues, while trading late Friday morning as follows: mild winter-spring weather in the northern April, $15.83; May, $15.53; and June, $15.82; with a peak of $16.75 in October. areas has increased milk supplies.” The good news is that cream demand has The Class IV price is $15.35, down increased due to higher ice cream demand 57 cents from February and $4.06 below a year ago. California’s compa- combined with better cream based production for Easter/Passover features. Several rable prices were scheduled to be processors in the West are preparing to announced April 2.

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below a year ago. Five carloads of block and three of barrel traded hands on the week. The NASS-reported U.S. average block price climbed to $1.5135, up 1.8 cents, while the barrels averaged $1.5549, up 4.9 cents. Higher-than-expected milk supplies are driving increased cheese manufacturing. Plants across the United States have access to all the milk they need See MIELKE, pg. 19

Discuss timing to prevent problems PROGRAMS, from pg. 17 • Additional tillage trips or replanting due to weather conditions, or added spraying applications of pesticides to control weeds, insects or diseases, which are provided by the custom operator, are usually charged to the landowner at a custom rate per acre that is over and above the base custom farming rate. • Timing of planting and harvesting operations should be discussed and negotiated between the custom operator and the landowner prior to the growing season. This can become a tenuous issue, especially in years with challenging weather conditions. • The custom operator may be asked for advice by the landowner regarding the seed corn hybrid or soybean variety to plant, fertilizer rates, chemical applications, levels of crop insurance coverage or grain marketing decisions. However, the final decisions on these items lie with the landowner, and the custom operator needs

to be careful not to take responsibility for the final authority on those decisions. • Typically, the harvested grain of the landowner is delivered by the custom operator to a farm storage facility owned or rented by the landowner, or to an agreed-upon area grain elevator, as part of the Custom Farming Agreement. Any grain deliveries beyond the local area usually result in the landowner paying an extra custom rate charge for grain hauling. Also, if the landowner uses the custom operator’s grain drying and handling facilities, there is typically an added charge for these services. For more details on Custom Farming Agreements and other farm machinery information, refer to the Iowa State University “Ag Decision Maker” website, www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm. 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


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Fish Hatchery helping to create ‘Green lightning’ A few years ago, while fishing through the ice on Scotch Lake near Cleveland, Minn., a fat red line suddenly appeared on the flasher, quickly followed by a solid tap felt through my rod tip. I set the hook and the drag sang as an unseen fish stripped off yards of

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that typically saturate a Fish Hatchery the other day, wetland environment, away I related the fish tale to from the predatory hazards Bruce Pittman, a fisheries of other fish. specialist with the Fisheries Division. After 20 days or so, the fry then move from the protec“That fish probably started tive environment of the seaout as fry right here,” he sonal wetlands through said, gesturing to a bank of watersheds and ditch sysjars filled with fertilized, tems eventually into area golden-yellow pike eggs that THE OUTDOORS lakes. swirled in a current of fresh, cold well water. By John Cross So long as there is enough water. There was a time when the hatchery concentrated mainly on But tiling and farm drainage systems walleye production, capturing wild now mean that many seasonal wetadult fish from area lakes for egg-strip- lands have either vanished or no longer ping operations that would produce hold water long enough for pike fry to millions of fry for stocking programs. hatch, grow and migrate into area lakes. The Waterville, Minn., facility still hatches some 35 million walleye fry Pittman said the approach now is to each spring for stocking efforts in hatch the pike fry under the controlled southern Minnesota. However, the eggs conditions of the hatchery and then now come from fish netted elsewhere in after swim-up, place them at key points the state. in watersheds where they can natuThe Waterville site also hatches and rally spread out into available habitat. raises up to 200,000 muskie fry from It has, he said, proved to be a costeggs taken from brood stock netted in effective and efficient way of replenishLake Rebecca in northern Minnesota. ing pike numbers. In recent years, the hatchery has For a few weeks every spring, the become an important source of northhatchery is a bustle of urgent activity ern pike fry as well. as fisheries crews roll up to the garage doors with aerated tanks filled with Once upon a time, northern populaready-to-spawn pike netted from area tions replenished themselves quite nicely in southern Minnesota, Pittman lakes — those being Lake Geneva, Duck Lake, Lake Elysian and Horsesaid. shoe Lake. If the pike needed any help, it con“We begin netting as soon as the ice sisted of Fisheries personnel netting some wild adult northerns and placing goes out,” Pitman said. “It has been a them in natural wetland areas adjoin- good year for netting because the low water has kept the fish in the lakes,” ing lakes in need of a few more of the he said, adding during springs when toothy predators. there is high run-off, the fish are able Nature then would take its course to quickly move into ditches and and the hatched fry eventually would adjoining flowages where they are diffimake their way into the lake system. cult to net. Surveys of pike populations in recent The fat females are stripped by years revealed declining numbers of applying pressure to their sagging belthe toothy predators in many south lies, their golden eggs flowing in a central Minnesota waters. stream into white porcelain pans. Degraded or vanishing quality Then the semen extracted from spawning habitat was largely to blame. smaller male pike is carefully mixed The way it is supposed to work, folwith a turkey wing-feather into the lowing ice-out, pike traditionally eggs to fertilize them. The feather is migrate into ditches and feeder used partly out of tradition, but also streams and into adjacent seasonal out of necessity because it can mix the wetlands formed by run-off to spawn. fragile eggs and sperm with minimal Immediately after hatching, pike fry damage. attach themselves to a piece of vegetaAfter a brief soak in quiet water, the tion where they will remain until their fertilized eggs are transferred to heavy yolk sac is absorbed. glass jars where carefully metered and monitored water flows through them. At that time, called the swim-up stage, the fry actively begin to feed and See CROSS, pg. 25 grow quickly on small zoo plankton


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Topping the list of people who influenced us as children were our parents. Mike THE BACK PORCH also spoke of time spent By Lenae Bulthuis with an elderly neighbor who taught him how to trap gophers and whose staple summer snack The volume of our influence was fresh garden-picked is cranked to the highest strawberries decibel through our day-to- heaped on day living more than it is vanilla ice cream. through anything we say.

Actions really do speak louder than words.

I lovingly recalled my Vacation Bible School teacher who had the gift of making each child feel like the most important person in the room, and my yearbook adviser, Mrs. B., whose red “I want to leave a legacy. How will pen marked a dream of encouragement they remember me? Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough to make to be a writer. These people and more led us well by showing us the road to a mark on things? I want to leave an true life. offering — a child of mercy and grace who blessed Your name unapologetiAs parents, grandparents, neighbors, cally and leave that kind of legacy.” teachers and mentors, we either show In his newest book, “Just a Minute — children the way to life or we lead them In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... astray. The volume of our influence is cranked to the highest decibel through Can Last Forever,” Wess Stafford our day-to-day living more than it is encourages people to look at legacy in through anything we say. Actions really reverse. Instead of considering the legacy that we’re leaving for others, he do speak louder than words. challenges readers to consider the legacy that others have left in our lives. Simple acts of kindness can make an enormous difference in the lives of peoWho has been the greatest influence ple — especially children. Dear friends of ours who live in a small town nearby in your life? It was the question that

are known for being the “Freezer Pops” people in town. Children walk, run and bike to their cul-de-sac knowing that if Nolan or Rhonda is home, there will be a freezie in the garage freezer just for them.

When Rhonda was a child, she was blessed in a similar way. She would run Lenae Bulthuis is a wife, mom and with her sisters to their elderly neighfriend who muses from her back porch bors, ring the doorbell and ask for a happy pill. Years later she learned the on a Minnesota grain and livestock farm. ❖ pills had a name: jellybeans.

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Stafford posed in a radio interview based on his new book. It was a question that hubby, Mike, and I took turns answering during the next 10 miles of our road trip.

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Youngest daughter, Melanie, told us the Senior Class Hall of Fame categories that will be published in their high school yearbook. Each student in their small class received an honor as most musical, most competitive, most stressed, most unique, and so on. Melanie earned the award for most adventurous, which probably had something to do with her skydiving experience last fall.

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Sell your land or real estate Pull type Road Grader in 30 days for 0% commis(Road Patrol), $400. 712sion. Call Ray 507-339-1272 297-7951 Todd County MN, 233 acres, Hay & Forage Equip 031 178 tillable, 55 pasture & building site. 320-630-0583 '08 NH BR7070 silage special round baler, endless belts, We have extensive lists of also '09 H7450 disc bine, 2pt Land Investors & farm buyswivel hitch. Both like new, ers throughout MN. We alalways shedded & field ways have interested buyready. Financing avail, ers. For top prices, go with $22,000/ea/OBO. 612-756-0712 our proven methods over thousands of acres. FOR SALE: 10 bale handler, Serving Minnesota small square bales, fits 3pt Mages Land Co & Auc Serv or tractor loader, $1,500. www.magesland.com 712-297-7951 800-803-8761 Real Estate Wanted

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AUCTION Saturday, April 14th, 2012 • 9:30 AM

RALPH & DAVID ZEISE - OWNERS

MILT & MARY LAABS, Owners

AUCTIONEERS: DOUG KERKHOFF - TERRY MARGUTH

89066 Hwy. 4, Hector, MN Call for info: Days 320-583-4138 or Nights 320-587-6036 HOTOVEC AUCTIONEERS, Hutchinson, MN 320-587-3347

100 ACRES HUNTING / CRP LAND

AUCTION Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. AUCTION LOCATION: BREWSKI’S RESTAURANT, DEER CREEK TERMS: The terms are lengthy. Please call or visit our website to get the terms of sale for this property.

LAND LOCATION: Two miles West of Deer Creek on Cty. Rd. 50, then 11⁄2 miles North on TWP Road 540 Parcel: R15000200184003 Located: Section 20 of Deer Creek Township The real estate is currently enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program under three contracts that expire in different years. The combined annual payment is $1,926. GET PAID TO HUNT!

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AUCTIONEERS: Gary P Hotovec #65-70, Hutchinson, 612-202-5090; Derek Lundeen #86-86, Cokato, MN, 320-286-5449; Jerome Hanson #26-12, Hoffman, MN, 320-986-2863

University of Minnesota Block and Bridle

6th Annual Club Pig Sale Sunday, April 15, 2012 U of M Livestock Pavilion, 1888 Carter Ave. St. • Paul, MN Looking for the perfect barrow or gilt for the 2012 show season?

Featured Consignors: • Fox Show Pigs* • Beyer Brothers* • Lind Show Pigs* • Rozeboom Kids* • Sheldon Johnson* • Lanoue Show Pigs* • Storm Show Pigs* • Dulaine Farms* *Expecting at least 45 show pig prospects *All pigs sold are eligible for MN & WI State Fairs

2010 Reserve Champion Heavyweight Market Barrow Bred By: Lanoue Show Pigs

Sale Schedule: • 10 AM - Show pig educational seminar • 11 AM - Pigs ready for viewing • 1 PM - Sale begins 2011 Champion Overall Purebred Barrow MN State Fair 4-H Bred By: Storm Show Pigs

*Complimentary Lunch Provided by University of MN Block and Bridle During Sale *Make sure to register for our seminar participation and buyer prize drawings!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Terry Marguth 507-829-5067 or Doug Kerkhoff 507-829-6859 www.kerkhoffauction.com

LOCATION: 89066 St. Hwy 4, Hector, MN. From Hector, MN go 9 miles N on Hwy. 4 or from Cosmos, MN go 4 miles S on Hwy. 4 to 89066 on W side of Hwy. • Watch for Hotovec Auction signs! SELLING ORDER: Yard/Garden items; shop equipment; shop hand tools/IH tools/collectibles; approx. 1 PM trailers, IH tractors, snowplow, lawnmower, forklift & equipment sells, then finishing up with Misc. TRAILERS & LAWNMOWER: ‘96 Jensen 24’ cargo trailer, 7,000# axles; 16’ trailer w/sides, new white Oak floor, 7,000# axles; Dixon 52” “O” turn, used 1 season, only 32 hrs., like new!; 2 place snowmobile trl. w/sides. IH TRACTORS, TOOLS & OTHER IH COLLECTIBLES: IH F300, w/2 pt., S/N 19425, sells w/Stanhoist ldr.; IH Super C w/fact. WF & 2 pt. hitch, S/N 17(?)4232; fenders for C; hood & grill for C; IH 110 2 pt. plow; IH 70 3 btm. plow w/grd. lift; IH 782 (red) Cub Cadet; IH Cadet 526 tiller; IH hand sheller; complete set of IH parts books – A’s, B’s, C’s through 86 series tractors; IH service manuals from 1940’s - 50 series tractors; IH 3⁄4” socket set; belt pulley; IH parts counter; 10 100# IH wts. w/wt. bracket; ass’t IH specialty tools; IH PTO press gauge; old style IH TA tools w/board; eng. block for C; pr. IH flat top fenders; IH battery chgr.; Hi-Capacity prints: Case-IH w/Milt; White/Oliver; Blue Country w/Ford tractors & IH F-1066 breaking ground; belt buckle collection. PICKUP SNOWPLOW, FORKLIFT & EQUIP.: ‘09 Blizzard 90” snowplow, fits ‘09 Chevy. PU w/Looks like new!; Komatsu forklift, LP, 3990 # lift, gear dr., side shift, shows 3329 hrs.; Loftness 3 pt. snowblower; IH 45 VS FC, 3 pt. mtd., 12’. SHOP EQUIP., TOOLS & PARTS: Snap On rolling tool cabinet w/top tool box; North Am. 3T rolling cherry picker; Walker 25T press & 10T air over hyd. floor jack; CP 3⁄4” dr. air impact wrench; 3⁄4” dr. impact sockets; 560 TA std.; whl. stands; IH clutch ass’y; eng. mtr. stand; splitting stands for F-806 & Super C; IH testing equip.; Port A Power; stg. whl. puller; Snap On puller set; AC halogen leak detector; armature cutter; OTC puller; Lincoln 180 welder; Napa battery tester; Marquette batt. chgr.; shop bench on steel whls; tap & die set 1⁄4” to 1”; sleeve puller; R134 & R 12 AC test sets; used ring & pinion for IH 1466; Hydrostatic test gauges; 3⁄4” sockets 2 1⁄16” to 2 1⁄2”; 16” & 18” adj. wrenches; rear seal tools for JD 4020, IH 806 & 1066; ass’t test gauges & hand tools; 2 cabinets of electrical tune-up parts & wiring repair kit; Belden batt. cable repair kit; I & T repair manuals; 6 F-806 injectors w/new tips; bolt bins w/bolts; Chevy “Turbo 400” AT; exh. manifolds for Ford 302; several floor and wall hanging metal & wood parts bins, cabinets and pallets full of ass’t IH & other used tractor parts and accessories all common to a tractor repair shop. YARD/GARDEN EQUIP.: 25 gal. lawn sprayer; 6 whl. yard/lawn rake; 1 btm plow; 24’ alum. ext. & 8’ alum. step ladders; McCulloch chain saw; Jotul parlor wood stove; small animal traps; several metal 5 gal. pails, 30 gal. drums, 5 gal. gas & Kerosene cans; Johnson suitcase 3 hp. outboard folding motor w/case, Model #JWF 22C, S/N E2811706; ass’t fishing rods/reels. MISCELLANEOUS: Alum. topper w/side window doors, fits ‘94 Chevy PU; steel implt. whls. & fence posts; log chains; rolls of snow & garden fencing; ass’t wall cabinets, metal & wood & yard/garden tools; ass’t oils, greases, shop lights, brooms & squeegees; + more misc. common to rural building sites. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Milt & Mary have sold their rural home w/a repair shop and have moved to Hutchinson. Milt has retired & was in the farm tractor (IH) repair business for years and also sold Hi-Capacity TA’s and other farm tractor parts on the road in Minnesota. Bring your trucks & trailers, loader available for 1 hour after auction. Be prepared to buy in 2 rings. As usual, lunch & rest rooms on auction site. See more pictures & complete inventory @ www.hotovecauctions.com

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WANTED: Brown, Renville, Sibley or Nicollet Counties FOR SALE: JD 535 round land wanted for this fall baler w/ mesh wrap & 540 ownership. Will pay top dolPTO. (2) Int'l 720 choppers, lar due to government flood (1) 2RW cornhead, 2 5' hay land buyout. 507-794-4100 heads one for parts. '01 JD Gator 6x4 hyd pump floor WANTED: Land & farms. I mats & windshield. have clients looking for 507-951-6297 or 507-272-4197 dairy, & cash grain operations, as well as bare land FOR SALE: JD 5400-5830 parcels from 40-1000 acres. and 6000 series forage harBoth for relocation & investers. Used kernel provestments. If you have cessors, also, used JD 40 even thought about selling knife Dura-Drums, and contact: Paul Krueger, drum conversions for 5400 Farm & Land Specialist, and 5460. Call (507)427-3520 Edina Realty, SW Suburban www.ok-enterprise.com Office, 14198 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake, MN FOR SALE: Krone triple mower, 9140, 32 CV front 55372. mower, tine conditioner, paulkrueger@edinarealty.com $29,500. '09 NH 1441 (952)447-4700 mower/conditioner, rubber rolls, like new, $23,500. Antiques & Collectibles 026 507-276-4760 FOR SALE: NH Super 77 FOR SALE: NH Hayliner 68, square baler w/ engine; 10' small square baler, $1,500. New Ulm windrower; JD Ray Moeller 712-297-7951 model 44 214 hyd lift plow on rubber tires, recond, FOR SALE: NH Stackliner very nice; JD model 4D, 1000 automatic bale wagon, 214 plow on steel, very good $1,500. Ray Moeller cond. 320-732-3370 712-297-7951

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Cropland For Sale by owner. ANTIQUES FOR SALE: Old IH one row corn binder, Chippewa County, WI. 120 works great, always shedacres, mostly tillable. For ded. Price $675. Call John more details, please call, at 507-383-7470 (715) 827-0468


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FOR SALE: Stor-Mor EZ dry 5000 bu bin, $5,000; (1) MFS 3000 bu & (2) MFS 2000 bu bins. 320-562-2178 or 320-583-8465

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JD 336 chute baler; NH 269 FOR SALE: Lesters Bldg., 26'Wx46'Lx8'H, insulated, chute baler; Hesston PT10 $6,000. 320-877-7577 or 320haybine, nice machine; 220-3114 sprayer supply tanks, 5001500 gal.; 18.4-34 band du- FOR SALE: Used Grain als, good rubber. 320-864Bins. 7,500 bu - $1,500. 6,000 4583 or 320-779-4583 bu - $1,400. 5,000 bu - $1,000. 2,400 bu - 23,000 bu avail. JD 535 round baler. Very Bins are down, new bins & good cond. Twine tie. equipment. 715-308-9649 $5,000. 715-556-4020 Hercules Silo unloader, very good cond. 20x33 Harvester Bins & Buildings 033 Silo. 6x10" auger. Rower mill, 400 bu. (715)790-0362 Barn roofing Hip or round roof barns and other build- Stormor Bins & EZ-Drys. ings. Also barn and quanset 100% financing w/no liens straightening. or red tape, call Steve at Kelling Silo 1-800-355-2598 Fairfax Ag for an appointment. 888-830-7757 FOR SALE: 4000 bu bin, floor, roof vents, unloading Grain Handling Equip 034 auger, fan, 5 yrs old, Conda America. Call 320-286-9998 FOR SALE: '01 Model 560 Handlair grain vac, looks & FOR SALE: 6” air system runs like new, lots of pipe w/all piping and cyclones, 1 available, $10,500. yr. old. 320-583-5895 507-364-5853 FOR SALE: 30' DMC Grain flow w/ 1 yr old Shivers Compu-Dri Command Center, asking $6,500. 507-760-0181

Steffes Auction Calendar 2012

Consignment Auction Auctioneer taking Consignments: Matt Mages • 507-276-7002

For More info Call 1-800-726-8609 or visit our website: www.steffesauctioneers.com

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 – 9:00 a.m.

Monday, April 2 @ 11 AM: Bill Haberman Estate, Barney, ND, Farm Auction

LOCATION: 55780 St. Hwy. 19, 1/4 mile west of Hwy. 19 & 15 intersection on Hwy. 19 west of Winthrop, MN

Turn Your Unused Items Into Cash! Farm Equipment & Machinery, Vehicles, Collectible Tractors & Cars, Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, Boats, Motors, Trailers, RVs, ATVs, Lawn & Garden Equipment, Tools, Guns, Fishing Equipment & Sporting Goods, Furniture, Antiques & Collectibles, Toys and More! Advertising deadline is Monday, April 9th Items can be brought to the sale site on Thurs., 4/26 & Fri. 4/27, 8 am - 8 pm All items must be on the lot no later than 8 pm, the day before the auction. Gun consigners must have a valid drivers license along at check-in. Titled items MUST have a clear title along at time of check-in.

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Opening: Monday, April 2 & Closing Tuesday, April 10: IQBID Tri-State April Consignment Auction, Selling Ag, Construction, Trucks, Vehicles, RV’s & More! Opening: Monday, April 2 & Closing Wednesday, April 11: IQBID April Midwest Forage Auction, Consignment Deadline: Monday, March 26 Wednesday, April 4 @ 10 AM: CS Dubois Construction Inc., West Fargo, ND, Business Realignment Tuesday, April 10 @ 10 AM: Ken & Ted Weshnevski, Tower City, ND, Farm Auction Thursday, April 12 @ 11 AM: Cedar Bend Farms, Roseau, MN, Farm Auction Friday, May 11 @ 10 AM: Allan & Phyllis Forness, Colfax, ND, Farm Auction Tuesday, May 15 @ 10 AM: Leroy & Ruby Olson Estate, Farmland and Equipment, Wadena, MN, 123+/- Acres in Wadena County, MN & Small Farm Equipment Line & Household Items Thursday, June 14 @ 10 AM: Dwain & Stacy Kaiser, Fairmount, ND, Farm Auction

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Farm Fans grain dryer, CF- '82 Chevrolet C70 truck, tilt SA650M, 3 ph, LT, exc, 3277 hood, hyd lift tag, 5x2 hrs, $25,000. 563-532-9687 trans, 18' box & hoist, $7,750; 1000 gal tank on FOR SALE: Approx 280 13” trailer, w/ ground drive standard floor supports, ½ pump & hyd pump, $1,350; of 30' aeration floor, manu16x22 Kinze 3pt planter, lift factured by Caldwell Mfg. assist & Kinze bean meters, 507-823-4642 $2,750; 380R90x50 tires on FOR SALE: Feterl 7”x34' JD rims, $1,950/pr; 10 bolt auger, 16hp Briggs & Strat380R90x50 duals, $2,450/pr. ton motor, $1,000. 320-361-0065 507-877-2036 FOR SALE: Gravity box fer- 1000 gal. portable fuel tank on 4 whl. wagon, good tilizer auger. 952-873-6180 cond., $1,100. 952-240-2193 FOR SALE: Kansun 10-25215, stainless steel dryer, 3 16' Super 7+4 H&S forage phase; Batco portable driv box w/10 ton wagon, right e over pit. 320-562-2178 or hand unload; EZ Trail 230 320-583-8465 bu. gravity box w/8 ton FOR SALE: Rem 1026 grain wagon. 320-395-2207 vac, 763-286-3716 2 or 3 pt blades 6', 7', 8' & 9', FOR SALE:Used grain bins, $100 to $1250. Tractors & floors unload systems, stiother equip. avail. 712-299rators, fans & heaters, aer6608 ation fans, buying or selling, try me first and also call for very competitive 20.8x38 Firestone Super All Traction tractor tires, exc. contract rates! Office cond., used 1 season. 320hours 8am-5pm Monday – 328-5345 Friday Saturday 9am - 12 noon or call 507-697-6133 3 pt Snowblowers, 7', 8', $850 Ask for Gary to $2850. Tractor weights & chains. 712-299-6608 Hyd Drive Fertilizer Auger w/ Hopper & Winch. $500. Badger Barn Cleaner head, 47 Ft Kent/Great Plains best offer. Can deliver. Discovator/Finisher w/ Har(608) 632-1586 row (Hyd Gang). 45 Ft Mandako Land Roller Like REM Grain Vac 2700, New 319-347-2349 We Delivnew....................$19,450 er Anywhere. Mike 507-848-6268 Westfield Augers, New: 10-61...... $8,199 10-71...... $8,799 All sizes available. Call Mike 507-848-6268 Farm Implements

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9250 CIH 4WD, PS, 20.8x42 tires; 4555 JD FWA, PS, 18.4x42 tires; 4430 JD, PS, 18.4x38 tires, pwr beyond hyd, 3pt lift assist; Demco Conquest 1100 gal sprayer, x boom, foam markers & monitor; 955 CIH 12R VF planter, trash whippers & monitor; CIH Tigermate II red field cult, 40.5', 4 bar drag. 507-276-4627

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FOR SALE: JD 2500 4-18 or 5-18 hyd re-set plow w/ gauge wheel, very nice cond; Gehl Model 2275 14' hydra swing hay bine, very good cond; NH model 1024 bale wagon. 320-732-3370 Ford Golden Jubilee Tractor, very good cond, $3,500. DC case tractor, complete OH eng, new brakes, new rear tires, $3,000. 510 JD Round baler, $1,600. Tow Master car dolly, like new, $950. 715-457-2365 Call after 8pm. Hardi 1100 Navigator sprayer, 60' boom, OH 1000 PTO pump, $21,000. 641-425-5478 Hydrostatic & Hydraulic Repair Repair-Troubleshooting Sales-Design Custom hydraulic hose-making up to 2” Service calls made. STOEN'S Hydrostatic Service 16084 State Hwy 29 N Glenwood, MN 56334 320634-4360 IH 2350 ldr, IH mounts, exc cond, $3,250; Blue Mart 500 gal sprayer w/ TopAire 60' hyd fold boom, $1,950; Case IH 900 6x30 planter w/ dry fert, $1,750; Case IH 183 8x30 & 6x30 cults; 18.4x38 10 bolt duals, $850. 320-769-2756

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Airseeder, 40’ Horsch 1502 ............$25,000 Airseeder, CIH SDX40 w/cart, low use ......................................................$69,000 JD 7000, 12R30 planter, liq. fert.........$4,500 JD 7000, 6RN, 3 pt.............................$3,900 JD 9600 combine, new duals............$25,000 IH 460, 560, gas, WF ........................$2,000 IH M loader, new tires, nice ................$2,750 JD 2510, gas ......................................$6,250 JD 3020, gas, PS ..............................Coming ‘70 JD 3020, gas, late ........................$6,500 ‘72 JD 3020, syncro, diesel..............$10,500 JD 2355, Utility, diesel, 2200 hrs. ....$11,500 (2) JD 3020, PS ..................$8,500/$17,500 JD 4020 D, new clutch, synchro ......$6,750 (4) JD 4020, PS, SC ..........$11,500-$15,500 JD 4440, PS......................................$19,500 JD 4250, Quad, JD 4450, PS ..........$24,500 JD 4250, PS, FWA ............................$28,500 JD 4450, PS, FWA ............................$32,500 JD 4650, PS, duals ..........................$24,500 JD 4450, PW, FWA/JD 740 ldr. ........$41,000 JD 4255, Quad, new engine..............$37,500 NH BR 780A baler, net wrap ............$17,500 NH BR 780 baler, net wrap ..............$11,500 NH BR 780 baler ................................$9,500 JD 843 loader, Like New ..................$12,500

JD 840 loader, JD 8000 mts. ..............$9,500 JD 720 loader......................................$5,500 (2) JD 725 loaders..................$6,500/$7,500 JD 740 loader, self leveling ................$8,500 JD 260 loader, grapple ........................$4,000 JD 741 loader, Sharp ........................Coming (2) JD 158, (3) JD 148 loader$2,500/$4,500 JD 146 loader, Clean ..........................$2,750 (2) IH 2350 loaders ................$3,000/$3,250 Leon 1000 grapple, (off JD 8100) ......$5,500 Woods 3150 loader, (off Case), Sharp ........................................................Coming Farmhand F358 loader, IH mts. ..........$3,250 Miller PL-4 loader ..............................$3,500 Miller M12..........................................$1,500 New Box Scrapers, 10’/12’ ....$1,650/$1,750 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 (4) Gravity Boxes ......................$750/$4,000 (5) Snowblowers ......................$500/$5,500 Bobcat T200 skidsteer ......................$13,500 Bobcat T300 skidsteer ......................$27,500 ‘08 NH C175 track skidsteer ............$22,500

‘05 JD 9320, powershift, 3 pt., 3961 hrs. ................................$133,000

‘01 JD 9200, 24 spd., 3 pt., 8400 hrs. ..................................$69,500

‘89 CIH 7140, 6300 hrs. ........$43,000 Not available until June 1st

‘90 Ford 946, 12 spd., 6200 hrs. ..................................................$39,000

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JD 158 loader, 8' bucket, exc. cond., $4,250, w/grapple fork, $4,850; Hoeschler 10 pack accumulator & fork, $4,900; Farmhand 8 pack accumulator w/pump, $875; JD 212, 5 belt pickup head, w/new style hyds., & PTO drive, $1,650; 380x50 tires on JD bolt on rims, $1,900/pr. 320-361-0065

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30' (12 row) Loftness stalk Ag Wrap 6x6 bale wrapper, FOR SALE: Demo Kwic Pik 3pt or loader mt, w/plastic rock picker for TV140 or chopper, good, $3,900/trade. rolls, $9,950. 641-425-5478 any bi directional tractor. 319-296-2236 Only used 3 hours. Allis 2000 4-18 bottom plow, FOR SALE & WILL PUR320-583-5895 CHASE: NH BALE WAGtrip beam, exc cond; BadONS,FARMHAND ACCU- FOR SALE: Haybuster bale ger 12500L liquid manure MULATORS & FORKS. shredders. Help improve tank; 12' Badger pit pump; ROEDER IMPLEMENT forage & bedding supply. Ashland dirt mover. SENECA, KS 66538 Used machines starting at (715)442-6053 785-336-6103 $4,995. Self loading & ready Bobcat S185 skidloader, cab to work. 320-543-3523 & heat, hyd detach, like FOR SALE: (3) JD wooden chuck wagons, (2) #216 & FOR SALE: Hyd flat fold new tires, $14,900; Bobcat (1) #214. Good cond. Also, 790 skidloader backhoe, 24” markers for planter or toolGehl Hi Throw silage blowbucket $4,250; WilRich 21' bars etc. $2,500/set. er. (712)465-6451. 3pt field cult w/ mulcher, 712-297-7951 $1,750; 350 bu Year Round FOR SALE: (8) Firestone FOR SALE: IH 490 disc, 22', gravity box, 12T trailer w/ 710R42 DTs, 60% or better exc. blades, new bearings & Sudenga press auger, for rubber, off a Case IH tires, $5,500. 641-495-6170 $2,450, will sell auger sepaSTX425, tractor has only rate. 320-769-2756 2900 hrs. 507-236-2182 Leave FOR SALE: JD 1065, 7 ton, running gear w/hoist, good message if no answer. CIH MX270, duals, fully shape, steering tight, $650. equipped; CIH 2166, YM, FOR SALE: 30' harrow for 507-380-3271 tracker, 25' head, 7R20” JD 455 drill. Don Anderson cornhead; Kansun 1025, 215 345 – 180 St, Starbuck MN FOR SALE: JD 212 grain corn dryer; FM 2-way mopickup 4 belt very nice, 56381. 320-239-2761 bile system, base, repeater $2,100; JD 640 3 wheel side FOR SALE: 30' liq fert ap& mobile. 507-695-2373 rake, $1,050; JD 1450, 6 btm plicator, 7”x7” toolbar, 13 16” plow, $650; JD 4 btm FOR SALE – (1) pr 18.4x38 Great Plains units, hyd 16” plow, $350. 507-220-1419 duals + axle hubs, Firepump, Redball monitor, 440 stone Radio all traction 23 FOR SALE: NH 185 sprdr, Raven controller. degree, 8 ply + tubes, new good shape, $7,900; Gehl 507-437-1488 cond. Came off 1896 Case 100 grinder mixer scale & FOR SALE: 336 JD baler #30 IH tractor, $4,200/OBO. (1) magnet, $4,500; '75 IH 1066, ejector, nice cond.; also, pr 18.4x42 duals + axle 5500 hrs, new torque & pr. 16.9x34 rear tractor hubs, Firestone radio all clutch, good tires & tin, tires. 320-468-6469 traction 23 degree, 10 ply Hiniker CAH, $8,500. 50770% off 23 Case IH, FOR SALE: 3pt grader 642-3479 $3500/OBO. (1) pr 30.5x32 blade, 7' wide, pull-type, FOR SALE: Phase O Matic Firestone super all traction $350. Ray Moeller rotary phase converter, 23 degree tires, cond 70%. 712-297-7951 30hp, $3,000; (3) CIH (715)613-0353 FOR SALE: 3pt hitch tractor 20.5x42 inner rims 10 bolt forklift, lifts 4000 lbs, $750. FOR SALE: (2) Sukup cenoff 9180; Alladin power 612-741-7949 washer, model 1470, LP, trifugal 10hp 230 volt, 3ph $1,200; IH cab doors, back dryer fans, no heaters, FOR SALE: 40' land roller, window off 1466, white; $1,750/ea; (2) 5hp Sukup 42” drum, $1,500. fans w/heaters, also 3ph Onan 4.5 generator elec 320-360-0698 exc cond, $600/ea; JD 8R start. 507-630-7007 folding cult w/ rolling shlds, FOR SALE: 4555 2WD JD, 3800 hrs; 1520 JD 20' drill $2,600; Wetherall 8R folding on Yetter coulter cart & cult w/ rolling shields, one brush auger. Retiring. $1,100; 12' grain bins & stirators. 507-947-3485 507-629-3318 or 507-626-0344

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Advantages we offer: • We unload directly from the trucks to a floater (Terra Gator) without stockpiling material. This gives us a more uniform spread with no foliage to plug up the spreader. • With direct loading there is no stockpile, no wasted lime or mess in your field. • We use a floater (Terra Gator) to spread so we have less compaction. • We are equipped to spread variable rate using GPS mapping. • We service Minnesota and northern Iowa. Why apply Aglime: • A soil ph level of 5.5 nitrogen efficiency is only 77 percent. • A soil ph level of 6.0 nitrogen efficiency still is only 89 percent. • At a soil ph level of 7.0 fertilizer efficiency is 100 percent.


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IH 800, 16Rx15 planter Kuhn 300 Rotary Rake. All rebuilt. $3,750. (920)428-1860 w/trash whippers, $1,450; IH 5200, 20', 3 pt. drill, 7” Rite Way 250RR reel rock spacing w/markers, $1,750; picker, solid hitch, good Westfield 10x41 auger, PTO cond; Bazooka 8”x26' or motor drive, $2,450; NH auger, 5hp motor; Feterl BR780A baler, wide pickup 10”x 66' PTO auger. & net wrap, $12,500. 320-769320-981-0276 2756 Rite Way Land Rollers, New JD 425, 60” all steer lawn46'.........$35,972 mower; '65 JD 4020 dsl., 62'.........$51,537 pwr shift; JD 530 tractor, 3 Mike 507-848-6268 pt., fenders, restored; '39 Allis WC; '41 Allis WC; JD Soil finisher-JD 722 21', field ready. $5,900. 608-685-4050 158 ldr.; JD 46A ldr.; CIH 2255 ldr.; JD 350, 7' mwr.; Soil Saver Brillion 9 shank NH 455 pull-type 7' mwr.; $1,250. (608)685-4050 JD 851 hay rake. Koestler Equipment We buy 507-399-3006 Salvage Equipment Parts Available JD 4960 MFW tractor, like Hammell Equip., Inc. new 18.4x42 tires & duals, (507)867-4910 frt wgts., recent OH & service records, $42,750; JD 80 Tractors 036 Series, 36' field cult., w/mnt. rolling basket, '03 JD 640 self-leveling load$11,750; 18.4x38 10 bolt duer w/joystick valves, exc als w/Firestone radial tires, cond, $5,800. (715)667-5353 $1,600; 10 bolt JD hubs from 4450, $650/pr. 320-769- '04 JD 8120T, 1650 hrs., narrow stance w/either 16” or 2756 18” tracks @ 80%, 3 pts., 4 JD 546 disc bine, exc cond hyds., full set frt wgts., JD 27 stalk chopper, very comes w/complete JD SF1 good. 12 J&D headlocks. 5 auto steer, always shedded, heavy steel gates, 9'-14'. 4' exc., $106,500; also, comfan. 715-790-0362 plete set of 380x50's on JD 8000 rims, mains & duals, JD 6000 hi-cycle sprayer, 60' tires @ 75%, $6,500. 701-741hyd. booms w/tow hitch, 7957 or 218-773-8160 $8,000; Dakon 300 bu. grav. box w/14” metal expan- '06 JD 7820 MFWD 20spd. sions, 12T running gear, power quad, 18.4 x 42 duals, truck tires & lts, $1,900; 794 hrs, $118,000. NH Year-a-round 325 bu. grav. HW365 self-propelled disbox w/12T running gear & cbine, 18' head, 199 eng hrs. lts, $1,900. 507-877-2036 Cut only 585 acres. $82,000. (715) 296-2162 JD 7000 corn planter, Kinze bean units, coulters, $7,000; '48 JD A, Roll-a-Matic, 12 JD 7000 corn planter volt system, complete eng. w/coulters, good cond., OH'd, many new compo$5,000; JD 4320, good cond., nents: radiator, carbura$9,500, as is; JD 20' disk, tor, etc., & more; '50 Case $2,200; JD 14' disk, new SC, new tires, all units retires, $950 very good cond. stored & parade or field 507-282-2852 or 763-227-7257 ready. Choice at $2,900. 320267-1751 JD 835 discbine Rubber cond, hyd tilt. Low acres. '62 JD 5010 Very good running cond. Easy winter $22,500/OBO. (715) 664-8374 starting. No 3 pt., 110hp. Loaders for 1940 thru 1970 Asking $6,800. (715) 926-3769 tractors $250 to $3650. 712'77 Allis Chalmers 7060, pwr 299-6608 Pomeroy shift, air, rock box, duals, New Idea 50' elevator PTO 4646 hrs., overhauled, nice, downspout. JD 2700 6 btm $10,000. 507-847-4693 Jackvari width plow, spring reson, MN set, coulters on land hitch. NH 256 5 bar side rake frt '91 Ford TW35, 4,000 hrs., duals, full set of wgts., sheddolly wheels; Gehl 72C flail ded, 2nd owner, exc. cond., chopper Westendorf WL44 $24,500. 605-321-4130 all hyd ldr, 7' material bucket, bale spear. JD 348 '91 JD 8960, 375 hp, 855 Cumbaler #40 ejector, elect.& mins motor, 7600 hrs., hyd controls; IH 5100 soy20.8x42 duals, tires at 70%, bean spec. drill 24x6 double auto steer, HID lights, askdisk, press wheels, grass ing $55,000. 320-760-3515 seed, marker wheels. IH Cyclo 900 6R planter, 30” '94 JD 4760 MFWD w/ duals & wgts, 10,000 hrs. $39,000. cross auger, dry fert, ins. (715) 299-4430 boxes. All Items Shedded. (715) 579-0048 1070 Case, 5400 hrs, duals, 2nd owner, very good, NH 350W hay head, com$9,000/OBO; JD 2030 D utilipletely rebuilt & NH 1600 ty, 5335 hrs, w/ 245 ldr, joyChopper. $3,000 for both. stick, 7' bucket, very good, (715)822-3897 $13,500/OBO. 320-287-1095 NH BR7090 Baler, applicator, bale command net & 5600 Ford tractor. 2WD. No cab. Dsl. Dual power. 2 twine, 1200 bales, $31,000. spindle hyd. 9,300 hrs. Good 641-425-5478 cond. $8,500. (715) 653-4111 NH HW345 windrower, 437 hrs, 15.6' discbine head, FOR SALE: '00 JD 9200, 4WD, 24spd, diff lock, 8 new cab/AC, $71,000. 641-425-5478 20.8x42R tires, fresh eng ORGANIC FARMERS OH, 9000 hrs, (10 hrs on 1815 M & W rotary hoe, alOH) have papers, (new ways shedded. Like new. hinge pins). $69,000. $1,150. 608-685-4050 507-381-1723

(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 78412 CO, RD 20 STEWART, MN 55385

(4) = ST. CLOUD 320-252-2010 800-645-5531 1035 35TH AVE. NE SAUK RAPIDS, MN 56379

(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 3708 BAPTIST CHURCH RD PRINCETON, MN 55371


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'82 JD 4240 tractor, 2,940 FOR SALE: JD 4430, 8900 hrs., 1 owner. 320-395-2207 hrs., 3 remotes, 18.4x38's & duals, good cond., $15,500. CAT 85D, runs good, exc. 320-522-0589 cond., good under-carriage, FOR SALE: JD 4640 power weights. 608-548-2040 shift, quick hitch, 18.4x38 w/ FOR SALE: '08 JD 4720 tracduals, $19,995. 715-684-9231 tor, E hydro, 225 hrs, cab, air, heat, radio, 3pt, rear FOR SALE: JD 8640, C/H/A, duals, PTO & 3 pt. hyd, frt & rear wipers, 400 507-523-3305 or 507-450-6115 ldr, turf tires, exc cond. $33,500/OBO. 320-760-6029 FOR SALE: JD 8650, new OH, clutch, fuel pump & FOR SALE: '66 4020, 4440 paint, $31,500; JD 12' blade, front end, WF, brand new fits 8430 - 8650, $3,500. hood & dsl pump gone (715)684-9549 through; 148 JD ldr w/ bucket; JD 1100 21' field FOR SALE: M5 Moline, 75% cultivator. 507-747-2749 rubber, new paint & parts, powershift wheels, FOR SALE: '95 Case IH $5,000/OBO. 608-423-4039 9270, 3040 act hrs, 90% Firestone radials 24.5x32 tires, FOR SALE: MF 5455, 20 hrs, one owner, exc cond. cab, 4WD, rock box, 2 $72,500. 507-425-3120 valves, radial tires, air seat, power shuttle, 16 spd. FOR SALE: 3294 Case FWA, List $86,733. Cash $49,500. 7000 hrs, red, nice shape. 952-466-5538 $24,000. 320-987-3177 Days FOR SALE:60 JD live power FOR SALE: 65C Cat Chal- universal 3pt hitch, good con& lenger, new tracks dition. $2200. 320-598-3233 rollers, 3pt, 7000 hrs, very IH 766 G, good cond, good clean $42,500. 612-790-4191 TA, w/GB hyd loader good FOR SALE: 966 Int. turbo cond, $7,600/OBO. dsl tractor. 4,852 hrs total. 641-847-1992 New 18-4-38 tires, 23 degree angle. New injection pump, IH B275 dsl tractor, 3 pt, live hyd, live PTO, w/new paint open station. Very good & ldr. $3950. (715)483-3866 condition. (563) 855-5285 JD 2640, dsl, WF, roll-bar. FOR SALE: Case IH 7140, 815-238-8372 MFWD, 20.8x38 rears, 18.4x26 new fronts, new JD 3010, dsl, WF, Hiniker paint, 7500 hrs, new intericab, good clean tractor, or, front wgts, 3 remotes, 4000 hrs, $8,900/OBO. 540/1000 PTO, Nice condi712-260-6400 tion, $41,000. 507-317-4772 JD 4240D, SGC, 12,500 hrs., used on light work, $13,900; FOR SALE: CIH 7210, 18.4-42 JD 8450D, SGC, PTO, 8,000 tires, MFD, 1 owner, good hrs., 70% tires, very clean, hours, 3 pt., dual PTO, 3 $21,500; IHC 656 gas, utilihyd., clean, $42,500. 218-445ty, w/good loader, $7,400; 5268 CIH 4800 field cult., 31½', FOR SALE: Deere guidance adj. harrow, new tires, system, SF2 ITC receiver & $7,900. 507-760-8132 auto trac key card, original GreenStar display, JD 4320 cab, 8062 hrs, 1500 $8,000/OBO. Phone 507-557hrs complete OH, 500 hrs 2157 or 507-430-2946 on new clutch. $11,500. (715)946-3214 FOR SALE: Farmall Super 8760 w/triple tires C tractor, all new tires, JD 18.4x42s, 8,000 hrs., comnew paint job, runs great, plete OH; JD 4430 w/pwr $3,875; Farmall B “cult'n”, shift, 18.4x38's. 320-598-3485 good tires, new paint, runs super, Price $3,125; '52 Minneapolis Moline Super Ford 8-N, like new tires, 670, 2400 actual hours, new paint job, runs great, $5,700 OBO. 320-522-1266 Price $3,350. All tractors have 12V conversions & are NEW AND USED TRACTOR parade ready. Call John at PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 507-383-7470. 55, 50 Series & newer tractors, AC-all models, Large FOR SALE: Ford 5600 dsl Inventory, We ship! Mark w/ Ford quicktach ldr, Heitman Tractor Salvage $9,800. 756 gas straight 715-673-4829 draw bar, $5,500. 715-821-1642 or 715-273-3667 NH 8970 MFD super steer, 9000 hrs, $38,500. NH 8870 FOR SALE: Hydro Max skid MFD super steer, 6000 hrs, steer 25hp, hydrostatic, ex$44,500. NH 8670 MFD high tra attachments included. hrs, $29,000. Ford 8670 $3,200; reverse AC ldr trac2WD, 6000 hrs, $29,000. JD tor, $2,700; Gehl 360 skid4640, Cab heat/air, power steer, 18hp, hydrostatic, exshift, $15,900. (608)987-2373 tra attachments included. $3,400. '58 Massey Harris NH TV145, bi directional, 444, last yr made, new rub1980 hrs, frt & rear PTO, 3 ber, 3pt, ldr, $2,500. All mapt & differential locks, exc. chines listed run exceptionshape, $73,500. (515)538-0325 ally nice. 320-766-3758 Sharp! MF 265 tractor FOR SALE: IH 560, G, FH, w/cab, 3900 hrs., $8,900. 612NF, OH, 16.9-38 tires, 799-6514 Schwartz hyd ldr, $5200. 515-368-1358 Specializing in most AC used tractor parts for FOR SALE: Int'l 986 '81 sale. Now parting out model, new air, radiator & WD, 190XT, #200 & D-17 hyd pump, western interitractors. Rosenberg or, 18.4x38 tires & duals, Tractor Salvage second owner, nice tractor, 507-848-1701 or 507-236-8726 $12,500. 320-293-3257


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‘90 1660, 4258 hrs ‘98 2388, 3400 hrs ‘09 6088, 553 hrs ‘10 7088, 265 hrs ‘08 7010, 428 hrs ‘97-’05 1020, 25’ platforms IH 983, 8-30 - $5,950 PLANTERS CIH 1083, 8-30 - $8,950 ‘08 1200, 16-30 Pivot, bulk fill, CIH 2206, 6-30 2500 acres - $79,500 CIH 2208, 8-30 - $28,500 ‘07 1200, 16-30 Pivot, bulk fill ‘08-’10 CIH 2608, 8-30 - $72,500 chopping head ‘08 1250, 24-30, bulk fill, 3500 ‘98 Geringhoff 8-30 - $24,500 acres - $118,500 ‘97 JD 893, 8-30 - $18,500 JD 1760, 12-30 - $34,500 DMI Tigermate II, 44’, 4-bar DMI 730B (Blue) - $16,500 DMI 730B (Red) - $19,500 CIH 9300, 9-shank - $22,500 Artsway 240, 8-30 shredder Artsway 180, 6-30 shredder

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USED EQUIPMENT NEW EQUIPMENT • Wilrich Quad X, 55’, rolling basket • Wilrich Quad X, 50’, rolling basket • JD 985, 55’, harrow • CIH TII, 45’, harrow • Hardi Com., 132’ • Hardi Com., 90’ • Hardi Nav. 1100, 90’ • Hardi Nav. 1100, 88’ • Hardi Nav. 950, 88’, (2) USED EQUIPMENT • Hardi Nav. 1000, 66’, (2) • JD 7300, 16-22 planter • Redball 1200, 90’ • Westfield 10x60 hopper • Amity 11’, 12-22 (2) • Wishek 862, 38’ disc • Amity 10’, 12-22 • Wishek 862, 30’ disc (2) • Amity 11’, 8-22 • Pickett thinner, 24-22 • Amity 10’, 8-22 • Alloway 20’ shredder • Amity 8-22, (3) • Wilrich 20’ shredder • Amity 6-22 • Balzer 20’ shredder • ‘11 Artsway 6812, 12-22 • Killbros 1810 cart, tracks • ‘07 Artsway 6812, 12-22 • UTF 760 grain cart • ‘05 Artsway 6812, 12-22 • J&M 750 grain cart • Artsway 898, 8-22, (2) • Wilrich 957, 7-30 w/harrow • Amity 12-22 topper St. Ft. • DMI 730B, 7-30 • Alloway 12-22 topper St. Ft. • Wilrich Quad X2, 60’, rolling • Alloway 12-22 folding basket topper • Wilrich Quad X, 60’, rolling • Alloway 9-22 topper basket • Alloway 8-22 topper • Agco-Challenger • Hardi Sprayers • REM Grain Vac • Woods Mowers • J&M Grain Carts • Westfield Augers • Sunflower Tillage • White Planters • Wilrich Tillage

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SMTA, good tin, paint, CIH 900 planter, 8R30”, pullclutch, torque, 12 volt, type, liq. fert., insect., 1000 needs overhaul, $2,500; RPM pump, Early Riser sweep for 24' bin, $150. 507mon., exc. cond., $6,000. 276-7785 507-276-8345 or 507-834-6409 Super MTA, nice, $4,200; M CIH 900 planter, 8R36", pull Factory pump on distributype, insect, 1000 rpm tor, $12,600; Older M, runs pump, Yetter trash whipgood, needs hyd work; + pers, Early Riser monitor, 900 D-4 Cat, 1956, $5,200. rebuilt '11, always shedded, Phone 406-799-4205 exc cond, $4,000. 712-358-3324 Harvesting Equip 037 For JD Planter: 16 dawn no'81 JD 8820 combine w/ stradtill coulters & brackets, dle duals, real nice shape; $1,500; 750x20 Firestone 6 '83 JD 8820 w/around ply tire on 6 hole rim, $100; $12,000 spent on repairs, 16 seed disk, $100. 651-248real nice shape. 507-391-5127 9366 Brent 1084 Avalanche cart, FOR SALE: 1560 JD 20' notil bean drill, 7 1/2” spacing, scale, new tarp, near new markers, F.I. meters, like Firestone 18.4-42 radials w/ new, 1 owner, call walking tandems, low 507-272-9654 bushels, shedded since new, possible delivery, $39,500. FOR SALE: CIH 900 12R30”, 701-897-0099 corn & soybean drums, FOR SALE: Case IH 1020 trash whippers, Early Risbean head, 25', 3” cut , like er monitor, nice cond, new, w/ Unverferth head $4,000/OBO. 507-425-3120 cart. $15,000. 507-753-2128 FOR SALE: IH 620 press FOR SALE: NH FP240 chopdrill w/ grass seeder, exc, per, most options, 9', hay $2,950. 612-790-4191 head, 3RN CS. 507-340-1291 FOR SALE: JD 7000 planter, JD 693 cornhead w/ hyd deck 4 row, fert., herb., int., plates & knife rolls. monitor; Oliver 385 field 715-790-0362 cult., 3 pt., harrow, both exc. 507-359-7872 JD 843 12-22” cornhead, GVL poly std rolls, one season on FOR SALE: JD 7000, 6RW chains, 60 Series hook ups. planter, mon., dry fert., 320-847-3546 herb., insect., $4,000; JD JD 9650STS combine, Direct 644, 6RW cornhead, $4,500, Dr HD Rev w/ cooler, Sgl both in exc. cond., always PT HK up, yield mon, shedded. 320-815-9113 Eves. 480/80R42 duals 22's, InOr Leave Message spected 1/1/12, 1900 sep hrs, very clean. 320-847-3546 FOR SALE: JD 7200, 8x30, 600 acres on total rebuilt, liq. fert., seed firmers, box Planting Equip 038 ext., precision updates, '02 Kinze 3600, 16R w/inter$12,000; JD 7100, 8x30, 3 bu. plants, liq. fert., row cleanboxes, liq. fert., $5,000. 320ers, mon., $55,000. 612-756355-2343 2148 IH 800 planter, 8R30", liq. 220 Friesen seed tender, no fert., trash whippers, & trailer, good condition, monitor, $2,150/OBO. $5500. 515-545-4246 641-847-1992

Midwest Ag Equip Farm Equipment For Sale ‘08 Cat 965B, 800 hrs ....................$196,500 ‘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 ‘89 Versatile 846, 4000 hrs., (So. MN tractor) ................................$40,000 ‘08 Lexion 595R, 650 hrs. ..............$245,000 ‘08 Krause Dominator, 18’ ..............$38,000 ‘04 DMI Tiger Mate II, (50.5’) ..........$37,500 ‘96 Terragator 1844, 1800 gal., 3900 hrs. ............................................$45,000 ‘09 Hagie STS14, 120’ boom, loaded ........................................................$195,000 ‘03 Wilrich 957 VDR, nice shape ....$12,000

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JD 7300, 12R30”, MaxiMerge FOR SALE: JD 2200 field II, vac., 250 mon., lift ascult, 34 ½' , accu-depth consist, 1.6 boxes, insect. boxtrols, knock-off sweeps, JD es, $9,500 OBO; CIH 5400 845 12R cult; Century 750 grain drill, 20', mnt., hyd. gal., sprayer, 60' boom, Mimarkers, Mint!, $6,200; 3 cro Trak controls, tandem pt. Yetter impl. carrier. wheels. 507-327-3148 320-238-2407 or 612-269-8224 FOR SALE: JD 6-18 AR pullK&M end transport for K&M type plow; JD 6-16 AR pullfolding planter bar. 320-522type plow. 320-219-1367 2368 FOR SALE: JD 845 12RN 30”, s/ tine RC cultivator, shedded, exc. Great Plains 6-30 Twin Row 320-894-7848 #1525P Planter for Corn & Beans. Loaded (Plant in FOR SALE: JD 960 25 ½' 3pt Standing Stalks) Shedded, mntd field cult w/ 3 bar Like New, Only 900A, harrow, almost new 7” $26,500 OBO. Half Price of sweeps, last yr made w/ New. 319-347-6138 Can Del factory light kit; J&M 385 wagon w/ 13T gear & wide White 5100, 6-30 planter, truck tires, green, original $2,300; complete dry fertilowner, both always shedizer for White 5100, 6R, ded, both very nice. $800; CIH 900, 8-30 planter, $5,500/ea. 507-828-3495 $2,400; 8 finger trash whippers, fit White 5100, $150 ea. FOR SALE: JD field cultiva320-583-9641 tor, 24' w/ leveler, pull type, White 5700, 6RN semi-mount$600. 515-827-5162 ed planter, dry fert., monitor, Hiniker ridge cleaning units, shedded, $5,750. 507524-4305 or email: miller75@hickorytech.net

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Christianson feed vac, $750. DMI Ecolo 500, 3 pt., 5 shank 612-490-0507 ripper, very good cond., $6,000 OBO; CIH 183 R.C. IHC 800 pull-type planter cult., 8RN, F.F., RS like w/900 updates, 8R36”, 1000 new, $3,000 OBO; JD #21 RPM pump, high perforhay conditioner, steel mance mon., liq. fert., inrollers, $500. 320-328-5794 sect. & herb. boxes, trash whippers, exc. cond. 507FOR SALE: IH 314 plow, 764-3943 fast hitch, 2pt hookup. 320-252-1379 Central MN. JD 1850 No Till, 30' 7.5" spacing. Population monitor, FOR SALE: IHC moldboard markers, Hiniker 120 bu plow, 7 btm., 6-16's, pullcart. Field ready. type w/coulters, $5,700. 320608-548-2040 877-7577 or 320-220-3114 JD 7100, 6R30” planter w/Kinze bean meters, shed- FOR SALE: JD 1610 chisel ded, field ready, $2,900 plow 33' w/ HD #240 JD harOBO. 605-321-4130 row. 320-226-4294

‘07 JD 317, 60 hp., 72” bucket, ‘11 JD 323D, Tracks, 2-spd., ‘08 JD 315, Power Quick Tach, 60” bucket, 1464 hrs.....$17,500 Quick Tach, 1201 hrs. ..$17,900 cab, 76” bucket, 467 hrs. ......................................$41,000

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24x22 Todd stack fold; JD 7000 units, radial bean meters, 250 mon., 12x30, $15,400; 7100 JD 5400; 960 44 ½' field cult., $8,500. 320833-2305 28 Ft Kent/Great Plains Series 7 Discovator/Finisher w/ 5 Bar Harrow Well Maintained. Heavy Duty Rock Picker w/ Reel (5 Ft Wide) 3 Way Hyd (Built Heavier Than Most) Like New. 319-347-2349 Can Del

FOR SALE: '04 JD 980 cult., 38 ½' long, hvy springs, 1 owner, always shedded, $22,000; JD 9750STS, 3300 eng/1981 sep hrs, 20.8x38 duals, RWD, hopper topper, yld mon., long auger, sgl pt hookup, $120,000 OBO; JD 630F bean head, full finger auger, sgl pt hookup, $20,000. 320-510-0468

2007 Model Lexion 585R Corn Version Combine, air ride seat, Quantimeter field contour, fixed speed feederhouse drive, 330 bu. grain tank, powered rear axle, Xenon lights, Camoplast tires (35 MTS & 28LR26) all @ 95%

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‘08 JD JD 9630, 4WD, 530 hp., ‘07 Cat Challenger, Track, ‘03 JD 9520, 4WD, 450 hp., 850-55R42, 4 hyds., 1271 hrs. 320 hp., 25” tracks, 4 hyds., 800-70R38, duals, 4 hyds., 4490 hrs. ......................165,000 ....................................$255,000 2143 hrs. ....................$170,000

‘98 JD 566 Round Baler, 540 ‘06 JD 2210 field cult., 58’, ‘00 JD 945 MoCo, impeller, 2 pt. pull ........................$13,900 PTO, 61” width pickup ..$14,950 7” sweeps, harrow ........$59,500

‘10 Thundercreek fuel trailer, ‘07 JD Gator, Utility Vehicle, Wilrich Quad 5 field cultivator, 750 gal., toolbox ............$9,800 winch, bed lift, 163 hrs. ..$9,900 37’6”, 9” sweeps, harrow ......................................$19,750

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‘10 JD 6115, 2WD, 118 hp., ‘10 JD 7230, 2WD, 135 hp., ‘80 JD 4440, 2WD, 130 hp., 14.9x46, 3 hyds.............$79,900 18.4x38, 2 hyds.............$21,900 18.4x38, 2 hyds., 128 hrs. ......................................$34,900

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'99 CIH 4300 field cult., 23 ½', 3 bar coil tine adj. harrow, walking tandems on main & wings, shedded, exc. cond., $12,750. 507-3807863 2 John Deere 235 wing disc. 20' & 22'. Good blades. $4,900 & $5,900. (715) 926-5376

‘06 JD CT322, 69 hp., 18” ‘06 JD CT332, 82 hp., 18” ‘07 JD 325, 76 hp., cab, 78” tracks, 84” bucket, 1111 hrs. bucket, 1091 hrs. ..........$26,000 tracks, 84” bucket, 1326 hrs. ......................................$35,900 ......................................$41,000

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WILLMAR FARM CENTER a division of aemsco

3867 East Highway 12, Willmar, MN • Phone 320-235-8123 #1 GERINGHOFF Dealer in the USA TRACTORS • • • • • • • • •

‘12 MF 8660, MFD, cab, 225 PTO hp. ‘12 MF 2680, MFD, cab, 83 PTO hp. ‘11 MF 8690, MFD, cab, 280 PTO hp. MF 5460, MFD, cab, 95 PTO hp. ‘11 MF 2680, MFD, 83 PTO hp. IH 70 Hydro w/F11 Farmhand loader ‘05 MF 451, 45 PTO hp., 400 hrs. ‘07 MF 3645, MFD, 75 PTO hp., cab, loader ‘93 Agco 5680, MFD, 73 PTO hp., loader

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‘07 Geringhoff 1822, RD ‘03 Geringhoff 1222, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 1222, RD ‘07 Geringhoff 1220, RD ‘05 Geringhoff 1220, RD ‘04 Geringhoff 1220, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 836, 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 ‘07 Geringhoff 820, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 630, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 630, RD ‘07 Geringhoff 630, RD ‘01 Geringhoff 630, RD ‘05 NH 98C, 12R20” ‘99 NH 996, 12R20” ‘04 JD 1290, reg. rolls JD 822 JD 1022 ‘98 JD 893 CIH 1083 CIH 822, GVL, Poly CIH 822 White 708N ‘03 MF 3000, 8R30” MF 1163, fits MF 8575 combine

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COMBINES MF 9690, duals, 429 hrs. MF 9790, duals, 1034 hrs. Gleaner R62, 2063 hrs. Gleaner 800, 25’ flexhead MF 8570, duals MF 9720, 3292 hrs.

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9750 PU table 9120 bean table 1858 bean table, 15’, 18’, 20’ 8000, 30’ bean table

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Brandt 1070XL, swing hopper auger Brandt 1080XL, swing hopper auger Brandt 1390XL, swing hopper auger Brandt 7500 hp. grain vac. Brandt 5200 EX grain vac. ‘05 Brandt 1070 auger w/swing hopper Brandt GBU-10, bagger Brandt GBL-10, unloader Brandt 1515 LP, 1535, 1545, 1575, 1585 belt conveyors Brandt 10x35 auger Parker 605 gravity box, 625 bu. Parker 505 gravity box, 550 bu., brakes Hutchinson 10x61 auger Wheatheart transfer auger, 8”

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Gehl WR520, 12 wheel rake MF 1328 & 1329 3 pt. disc mowers MF 828 round baler, auto tie MF 200 SP windrower, cab ‘11 MF 1372 disc mower conditioner Sitrex DM7 disc mower Sitrex RP2 or RP5 3 pt. wheel rake Sitrex MK 12 wheel rake Sitrex 10 & 12 wheel rakes on cart Westendorf 3 pt. bale spear H&S 16’ bale wagon Chandler 22’, litter spreader

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Sunflower 5055-62 field cult., 5-section, 62’ ‘08 JD 520 stalk chopper ‘07 Balzer 20’ stalk chopper Loftness 30’ stalk chopper, SM Maurer 28’-42’ header trailers ‘11 Degelman LR7645 land roller ‘11 Degelman 7200 rock picker ‘11 Degelman 6000 HD rock picker ‘11 Degelman RR1500 rock rake ‘11 SB Select snowblowers, 97” & 108”, 3 pt. Lucke 8’ snowblower, 3 pt. Call for availability of Sunflower Field Cultivators

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

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FOR SALE: Kewanee 18' JD 960 field cultivator, 44', disk, spring assist, manual field ready, $5,500. fold, 7 1/2” spacing, 19” 507-931-5564 avg. blade size, $1,850. 507JD 960, 44' field cult., w/Sum357-4994 or 507-327-3932 mers 4-bar harrow, new knock-ons, $6,900 OBO. 952FOR SALE: Yetter 30' ro240-2193 tary hoe, shedded, exc. 320894-7848 Machinery Wanted 040 Glencoe Chisel Plow. 9 tooth, $2,000; Int'l Model 710 518 All kinds of New & Used plow, $2,000; Hi Line XL farm equipment – disc chis6084 rock picker, $8,000. els, field cults, planters, (715)772-4279 soil finishers, cornheads, Hiniker 1530, 24' pull-type feed mills, discs, balers, field cult., flat-fold, walking haybines, etc. 507-438-9782 tandems, 4 rows of shanks, w/7” shovels, mulcher, Disc chisels: JD 714 & 712, Glencoe 7400; Field Cults $3,750 OBO. 605-321-4130 under 30': JD 980, small IH 480 disk, 19.5', manual grain carts & gravity boxes fold wings, good cond., 300-400 bu. Finishers under $1,400 OBO. 952-556-5562 or 20', clean 4 & 6R stalk chop612-269-6744 pers; Nice JD 215 & 216 flex heads; JD 643 cornIH 55 10 tooth chisel plow. heads Must be clean; JD $1,200. (715)946-3214 corn planters, 4-6-8 row. IHC #183, 8R36” flat-fold 715-299-4338 cult., w/rolling shields, 5 shanks per row. 507-764-3609 New Idea 324 or 325 pull type picker w/ 314 or 329 sheller, IHC #45, 20' vibrashank field any condition. Call after cult., 2½' wings, hyd. cylin5pm. 507-332-2808 der, new shovels. 507-764WANTED: 25'-35' disk, also, 3943 8-10 btm. plow or 24'-28' IHC #475 tandem disk, 19.6' chisel plow. Leave mesw/hyd. wings, exc. cond. sage, model & price. 218507-764-3609 943-4814 JD 1100 field cult., 3 pt., WANTED: Grain fill equip24 ½' w/3 bar harrow, good ment. Call Steve at cond., $1,250 OBO. 952-556320-766-0720 5562 or 612-269-6744

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WANTED: Set of dual hubs for 4440 tractor, 3 3/8” axles. 952-955-1181 Spraying Equip

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'06 Redball 570 pull-type sprayer, 80' booms, 1200 gal, triple nozzles, 450 Raven controller, 46” tires, hyd drive pump, $18,500. 507-276-8661 Ag Chem Sprayer, 40' boom, 440 gal. tank, almost new Ace PTO pump, dual wheels, manual controls, $500/OBO. 507-359-4463 Demco Slimline saddle tanks, 500 gal. total, mount for 8000 Series JD FWA. 320-522-2368 FOR SALE: '97 Rogator 854, SS tank, 60-90 booms, foamer, 460 Raven, new pump, new boom controls, $47,500 OBO. 507-383-8030 FOR SALE: 1000 gal. fert. tank & trailer, trailer fits 30” rows, $2,100. 218-4455268 FOR SALE: 1250 gal water tank on trailer w/ Homelite pump & fill hose, $800. 507-877-2036 FOR SALE: 90' pull-type Fast sprayer, 450 Raven mon., foam markers, shedded, $5,000. 507-877-3741

Hardi Nav 1000 gal. pull-type WANTED: JD 1750 6-30” FR sprayer, 120” tire settings, JD 220, 20' disk, field ready; PU dry fert. A-1 shape. foam markers, 3 valves, 60' JD RWA 14' disk, nice; JD 651-433-2402 after 6pm hyd. folding wings, lg. tires, 145, 3-16's SR plow; Oliver gear-type pump, always 508, 3-16's SR plow; IHC WANTED: JD 925F bean shedded; IH 183 12R cult. model 45, 20' field cult.; head, real good shape. w/flat shields. 507-525-5040 small 200 gal. field 320-352-3720 sprayers w/pumps; 200 bu. JD 6000 hi-cycle sprayer, 60' WANTED: Traveling irrigagravity boxes. 320-864-4583 hyd. boom, tow hitch, $9,000 tion gun; 40-60 FI sprayer; or 320-779-4583 OBO. 507-236-3371 6RN stalk chopper; TRACJD 2800 6 bottom plow, on TORS: JD 4020, 4050, 4055; Top Air 60' x-fold, 5th whl land hitch, field ready. also, Gehl 170 mixer; Honpull-type, 550 gal. tank, 50 da 3-wheeler. 320-248-5394 $5,500/OBO. (715) 926-5376 gal. rinse tank, 13.6x28 tires, $3,500. 507-822-2203

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• Gates • Calving Pens • Haymax Bale Feeders • Cattle 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

• 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 • Roda Mini-Spreaders • Amish Built Oak bunk feeders & bale racks • Walco log splitter • Goat & Sheep feeders

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

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

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

Sioux Equipment:

~ USED EQUIPMENT ~ • IHC 250 2-row corn planter w/fert., disk openers, markers & rubber press whl. (good for feed plots) • #206 Vermeer stump chipper, 16 hp. rebuilt engine • Aitchinson 7’ 3-pt. (grass farmer) inter-seeder • Kewanee rock flex disk, 141⁄2’ • 9’ 3 pt. Ford disk • 6’ Green chopper • IHC 500 plow disk, 12’ w/new front notch blades • H&S 9x16 bale rack w/JD wagon

• Early Order Discounts Now In Effect on New GT Dryers, Grasshoppers & Zero Turn Mowers • Bale basket • Gehl #312 Scavenger II spreader, 260 bu., VG • 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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320-587-2162, Ask for Larry

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WANTED: (2) ACRA plant notched disk trash whippers for JD 7000, must mount on the 4 connecting bars in front of row unit. 507-365-8625 WANTED: 4440 or 4630 or 4640 JD or 5288 IH tractor in good condition, low hours, 320-562-2424 WANTED: Gear box for NH 489 haybine; also, creep feeder in good condition. 320-387-2778 WANTED: Kansun 10-25-215 single phase dryer, must be good. 320-264-5172 WANTED: Old 2 wheel milk can cart. 507-263-3134 WANTED:Rear end and transmission for STX 38 John Deere lawn mower. 507-723-5774 Farm Services

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Silo demolition. We pay cash for Harvestors, & charge for take-down of stave silos. Dennis 507-995-2331 Feed Seed Hay

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250 big square bales, 1st & 2 nd cutting, pure alfalfa hay, RFV 135, 146, 155. $160 per ton. Sleepy Eye, MN. 507227-3992


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FOR SALE: Hay, 60 round Dairy 055 grass hay bales weighing 1300-1400 lbs each, $50 per 20 Springing Holstein heifers bale. 507-642-3479 & 10 Jersey springing heifers. Due April & May. Hay for Sale. LeRoy Ose, (608) 788-6258 or Thief River Falls, MN cell (608) 792-4223 218-689-6675 3 week old vaccinated HolHay For Sale: Lg. Rounds,: stein calves, bucket broke. alfalfa, grass, alfalfa/grass Call 715-937-3808 mixture, net wrapped, 1st, 34 soon to 2nd , 3rd crop. Central, MN FOR SALE: freshen Holstein heifers. 507-381-3776 Large frame. AI Sired. 2 Straw, Grass, Alfalfa, & Holstein herd sire bulls. 1 Corn Stalks in Large red/ white. Can deliver, Rounds & Large Squares, would consider financing or in net & plastic twine. Derent. 16 Holstein heifers, livered in semi loads. Call approx 700 lbs. (320) 267Tim at 320-221-2085 7260

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Brown Swiss Bull, son of WANTED TO BUY: Dairy Payoff. Proven breeder. heifers and cows. 320-235715-832-5229 or 715-271-8716 2664 FOR SALE: 175 cow mat056 tresses, very good cond. Cattle Has a top cover, a pasture 25 Limousin bulls, 2 yr. olds mat & foam pad. & yearlings, low birth (715)495-1984 wgts., super growth. FOR SALE: 38 Holstein John Goelz 507-557-8394 Dairy Cows, AI bred, sired Larry Goelz 507-825-5509 & mated. Closed herd for 40 yrs., B.F. 3.8, Pro 3.1, SCC 160. Monthly herd heath, 30 POLLED HEREFORDS SELL NOON APRIL 14, vacc. 2X/year, exc. feet, 2012, UWRF MANN VALlegs & udders. 715-568-4160 LEY FARM, Registered bred and open heifers & FOR SALE: Calf Star continbulls. Catalogs uous flo mini flash pasteur715-425-8141 or visit izer w/ a 45 gal stainless indianheadherefords.com steel transportation tank. (715)495-1984 Big, Thick, Polled Hereford FOR SALE: Serviceable Age yearling bulls. Calving Jersey Bulls, Good Pediease, fully vaccinated, segree. 608-606-2277 men tested. Delivery available. (715) 597-2036. Order buying Top Holstein brookviewacres.com dairy cattle. Springers, 20 years experience. For inFOR SALE OR LEASE formation, contact: C.J. REGISTERED BLACK Central Minnesota. ANGUS Bulls, 2 year old & (320) 468-6277. Large lots. yearlings; bred heifers, Ready to Go! 3 Jersey calving ease, club calves & Breeding Bulls, Exc 95 balance performance. Al point dam. Barron, WI. sired. In herd improvement (715)637-0586 program. J.W. Riverview Angus Farm Glencoe, MN WANTED TO BUY! USED 55336 Conklin Dealer 320BULK MILK COOLER 864-4625 ALL SIZES. 920-867-3048

HOPPERS ‘87 Cornhusker, 42’, 20” hopper height, new brakes/tarp, 80% tires ..............................$12,900 (2) ‘90 Timpte, elec. tarp, 80% tires/brakes, Al wheels, Clean ........$14,900 ‘92 Wilson, 41’ AL hopper, roll tarp, 80% tires/brakes, 20” hopper height..$15,900

DAY CAB TRUCKS

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

DROP-DECKS (2) Drop Decks, Used ............................Coming In Engineered Beavertail for Drop Deck Installed $5,500 ..........Unassembled $3,500

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

‘07 CIH Magnum 245, MFWD tractor, 380/90R50 duals, front & rear wgts., 540/1000 PTO, 3400 hrs.....................$97,500 ‘11 NH T8020, MFWD, 480/80R46 duals, 840 hrs., Warranty ................$124,000 ‘04 CIH MX255, MFWD, 380/90R54 duals, 4500 hrs. ................................$67,500 ‘03 JD 8420, MFWD, 380/90R50 duals, 4 remotes, wgts., 5300 hrs. ..............$97,500 ‘03 JD 8420, MFWD, 18.4R46 duals, 4 remotes, wgts., 5200 hrs. ..............$97,500 ‘10 JD 9770STS combine, CM, chopper, 800/70R38 single tires, 673 sep. hrs. ........................................................$179,500 ‘01 CIH MX240, MFWD, 18.4R46 duals, new front & rear inside tires, new injection pump, front wgts., 5070 hrs...............$61,500

Keith Bode Fairfax, MN 55332 507-381-1291

‘01 753, glass cab & heater ....................$14,500 ‘99 751, glass cab & heater, 5700 hrs. ....$8,900 743 ..........................................................$7,500 ‘84 642B, 1450 hrs...................................$8,900 ‘06 NH L-185, glass cab & heater, 1275 hrs. ............................................................$22,900 ‘08 NH L-175, glass cab w/AC, 2400 hrs. ............................................................$22,450 ‘03 NH LS-160, glass cab & heater ........$13,900 ‘08 JD 328, glass cab & heater, 2-spd., 4000 hrs. ............................................$21,750 ‘08 Cat 246C, glass cab w/AC, 3600 hrs. ............................................................$19,900 ‘03 Cat 236B, glass cab w/AC, 4300 hrs. ............................................................$16,900 ‘98 Case 1840, 5500 hrs. ........................$6,900 Berlon Silage Defacer ..............................$3,000

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USED TRACTORS ‘07 NH TG-245, MFD, 2100 hrs.................$108,900 ‘01 NH TM-115, MFD, cab, loader, 350 hrs. ................................................................$55,900 ‘92 NH 7740SL, cab, loader, 5100 hrs.........$22,000 ‘07 NH TL-80A, cab, creeper gears, 2800 hrs. ................................................................$21,750 ‘04 NH TT75, loader, 675 hrs. ....................$16,500 ‘94 Ford 6640SLE, MFD, loader, 6000 hrs. $17,000 Oliver 1650, loader backhoe ........................$5,750 Oliver 88, gas, belt pulley..............................$2,250 Oliver 70, Restored ......................................$4,500 AC 7000........................................................$6,000 ‘88 C-IH 885, MFD, cab ..............................$13,500 ‘67 IH 656, gas ............................................$5,950 ‘68 JD 3020, dsl., 1000 hrs. on eng. OH........$7,950 JD B, electric start ........................................$1,200 Zetor 8540, cab ..........................................$10,500 ‘99 Cub Cadet 7205, MFD, 60” mower deck, 843 hrs. ....................................................$7,500

USED COMBINES ‘89 Gleaner R-60, 2400 hrs. ......................$28,500 ‘80 NH TR-75, 4x30 cornhead ......................$7,250 ‘08 Gleaner 8200, 30’ flex header ..............$26,500

USED TILLAGE

White 5100, 12x30 ......................................$8,950 ‘00 Kinze 3700, 24 row, 20” spacings ........$56,000 ‘00 JD 1770, 16 row, 30” spacings, liq. fert. ................................................................$47,500

USED HAY EQUIPMENT ‘88 Hesston 8200, high contact rolls ..........$20,750 ‘99 C-IH DC-515, 15’ discbine....................$12,500 ‘07 NH 1441, 15’ discbine ..........................$22,600 ‘08 NH 1431, 13’ dicbine, 2 pt. swivel hitch $19,900 ‘09 NH H7230, 10’ discbine ........................$17,900 ‘00 NH 1411, 10’ discbine ..........................$10,900 ‘98 NH 1465, 9’ haybine ..............................$9,780 ‘98 JD 1600A, 14’ MoCo ..............................$7,500 ‘98 JD 820, 9’ MoCo ....................................$5,750 ‘06 Hesston 1120, 9’ haybine ......................$7,950 Hesston 1091, 9’ haybine ............................$3,000 Gehl 2170, 9’ haybine ..................................$2,250 ‘84 Versatile 4814, 14’ haybine for 276/9030 ..................................................................$3,500 ‘08 NH BR-7080 round baler, netwrap & twine........................................................$21,900 ‘07 NH BR-780A round baler ......................$20,000 ‘05 NH BR-780 round baler ........................$16,500 ‘03 NH BR-780 round baler, netwrap ..........$20,900 ‘06 NH BR-750A round baler, netwrap ........$17,500 ‘78 NH 310 square baler w/70 thrower ........$2,950 JD 336 w/40 kicker ......................................$2,750 ‘09 NH FP-240, 29P hay head, chopped hay only ..................................................$38,900 ‘88 NH 900, 900 W hay head, 824 cornhead ................................................................$12,500 NH 790 chopper, 2 row cornhead, hay head ..$7,500 NH F62B forage blower ................................$2,950 ‘09 H&S X13 rake ........................................$8,900

‘09 Wilrich XL2, 60’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket ......................................................$58,500 Wilrich 3400, 54’, 3 bar harrow..................$11,000 JD 980, 44.5’, 3 bar harrow ........................$18,500 ‘94 JD 980, 36.5’, 3 bar harrow..................$14,900 Glencoe FC3500, 40’ harrow ........................$7,000 ‘07 Wilrich 957, 7-shank ripper, harrow ....$26,500 ‘03 DMI 730B, 7-shank disc ripper ............$19,900 CIH 530B, 5-shank disc ripper ....................$17,750 Wilrich chisel, 17-shanks..............................$2,650 ‘06 NH 185 spreader ....................................$9,000 Kovar 30” Multi Weeder, 400 gal. tank ..........$2,500 ‘04 H&S 270 spreader ..................................$7,250 Case 25’ disk ................................................$8,000 NI 3639 spreader ..........................................$5,500 ‘11 Meyers 190A spreader ..........................$6,750 White 6700, 12x30, 3 pt., lift assist ............$13,500 ‘05 NH 3110 spreader ..................................$4,750

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‘90 Int’l 9400, 196” WB, AR Good Selection (over 30) of ..............................$11,500 Van Trailers ‘95-’01, 48/102-53/102, great for FLATBEDS water storage or over the ‘00 MANAC 45/96 Spread road hauling $4,000-$8,250 Axle, AR, Pintle Hitch, 48’ & 53’ Van Trailers to Sandblasted, New Paint ................................$8,500 rent. – $135.00 per month plus tax. ‘97 Wilson 48/102, All $1.50/mile for pickup & Aluminum, Spread Axle, AR ..........................$10,900 delivery MISCELLANEOUS ‘74 Fontaine, 40’ ........$4,750 ‘77 Wilcox, 42’ ..........$5,500 Axles & Suspensions For Trailers ‘95 Utility Curtainside, ..................$1,000 AR/Axle, 48/102, AL Combo ......................Call For Price ......................$500 SR/Axle 1/4” Plastic Liner, ‘99 Transcraft, 48/102, AL Combo ................$9,250 10’ Wide..............$27.50/Ft. Rims - 22.5 & 24.5..........$60 Single Wheel Dolly ....$1,350

‘05 A-300, glass cab w/AC, 850 hrs. ......$30,900 (2) ‘05 T-250, glass cab & heater, 1875 hrs. ............................................................$29,500 ‘06 T-140, 450 hrs. ................................$22,000 ‘07 S-330, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 4000 hrs. ............................................$29,500 (2) ‘09 S-300, glass cab w/AC ........................................Starting at $25,900 ‘01 873, galss cab w/AC, 4200 hrs. ........$18,000 ‘94 853 ....................................................$7,900 ‘07 S-205, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 4250 hrs. ............................................$20,500 (2) ‘08 S-185, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 1200 hrs. ............................................$24,900 ‘04 S-160, glass cab & heater, 3650 hrs. ............................................................$18,500 ‘98 763, glass cab & heater, 1750 hrs. ..$12,950 ‘04 S-130, glass cab & heater, 3200 hrs.$14,900

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Alfalfa & Grass Hay. Wheat WANTED AND FOR SALE ALL TYPES of hay & straw. 3X3x8. (815)238-8372 straw. Also buying corn, wheat & oats. Western Hay Dairy Quality Alfalfa available.Fox Valley AlfalTested big squares & round fa Mill. 920-853-3554 bales, delivered from South Dakota John Haensel (605) WANTED AND FOR SALE 351-5760 ALL TYPES of hay & straw. Also buying corn, Dairy quality western alfalwheat & oats. Western Hay fa, big squares or small available Fox Valley Alfalsquares, delivered in semi fa Mill. 920-853-3554 loads. Clint Haensel (605) 310-6653 Livestock 054 FOR SALE: 47 4x6 round bales. ALF 2nd crop, inside Black Angus Yearling bulls: 19% pro, $50. 80 bales, Hamp, Duroc & Yorkshire baleage 19%, $35. (715) 234Boars & Gilts 2973 or (715) 651-4645 Alfred Kemen 320-598-3790


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OVER 30 NEW SEED TENDERS ON HAND! AZLAND - HITCH DOC - STROBEL

NEW EQUIPMENT E-TRAIL GRAIN CARTS 710 Bu. - On Hand ..........................$18,795 510 Bu. - On Hand ........Starting at $10,995 GRAVITY WAGONS 500 E-Z Trail - On Hand........$7,995-$9,020 400 E-Z Trail ..........................$6,895-$7,250 HARVEST INTERNATIONAL/AUGERS T10-32 PTO Truck Auger ..................$3,500 T10-42 Truck Auger ..........................$4,250 T10-52 Truck Auger ..........................$4,950 H10-62 Swing Hopper ......................$8,500 H10-72 Swing Hopper ......................$9,300 H10-82 Swing Hopper ......................$9,750 H13-62 Swing Hopper ....................$13,500 H13-72 Swing Hopper ....................$14,500 H13-82 Swing Hopper ....................$15,500 H13-92 Swing Hopper ....................$18,500 18-44 Belt Conveyor, 7.5 hp ............$9,950 12 Volt Auger Mover..........................$1,995 Hyd. Auger Mover ............................$1,350 HITCH DOC SEED TENDERS 2 Box Tandem - On Hand ................$9,850

4 Box Tandem - On Hand ..............$15,950 6 Box Gooseneck............................$25,000 NEW KOYKER LOADERS Call For Other Sizes 510 Loader - On Hand ............Call for price 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 14 Wheel, high capacity....................$8,995 12 Wheel, high capacity....................$8,495 10 Wheel, V Rake - On Hand............$3,750 5 Wheel, 3 pt. Rake - On Hand ........$1,325 Land Levelers, 10’ & 12’ ............On Hand Walco Ground Pounder 45’ Land Roller ............................$31,500

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Black Simmentals & Sim/An- FOR SALE: Pure bred gus genetics, 2 yr. old & Black Angus bulls, Long yearling bulls, polled, good Yearlings & 2 yr olds, great disposition, exc. quality; EPD's. John 507-327-0932 or also, 10-15 bred or open Brian 507-340-9255 heifers, 40 years Simmental JRC Angus – LeCenter, MN breeding. Riverside Simmentals FOR SALE: Shorthorn cattle Cokato, MN 320-286-5805 (weaned heifer calves w/ papers, $1200/ea, bull calves FOR SALE: 50 years in the w/ papers, $1,100/ea). Charolais seed stock busi320-510-1123 ness, performance tested Charolais bulls for sale, Forage based Angus bulls. polled, easy calving w/ exc OCC & PCC genetics. Yrlg dispositions. Put more prof& 2 yr. olds. Breeding it in your pocket w/ a soundness exam. $1,500 Charolais bull. Wakefield $3,500. Tschanz Farms Farms 507-402-4640 Blair, WI 608-989-2223

TRACTORS ‘05 JD 9320, 3 pt., 3200 hrs. ........$133,000 ‘01 JD 9200, 3 pt., 8500 hrs. ..........$69,500 CIH 7140, MFWD ............................$43,500 ‘90 Ford 946, 6100 hrs.....................$39,000 ‘90 Ford 876, 6200 hrs.....................$42,500 GRAIN CARTS ‘10 E-Z Trail 510 ..............................$10,500 Unverferth 4500, Nice! ......................$8,000 Parker 450..........................................$5,250 WAGONS ‘10 E-Z Trail 3400 w/brakes ..............$6,900

MISCELLANEOUS ‘97 JD mower conditioner, 16’ ..........$5,750 ‘07 Mandako 50’ Land Roller..........$27,500 ‘96 Chevy 1500 XT, 4x4 ....................$3,995 JD 1000, 34’ field cultivator ..............$1,250 GRAIN BAGGER AND BAG UNLOADER RENTALS GRAIN VAC RENTALS SKID LOADER RENTALS 3 TELESCOPING FORKLIFTS FOR RENT

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FOR SALE: 53 head 500# LIMOUSIN BULLS for sale. steers, 47 head of Holstein Reds, Blacks, yearling & & 6 head of Brown Swiss two year olds. Performance for delivery the 1st weeks of tested. Mill Road Limousin April. TMR fed & perfect 715-665-2605 cond for frass. Dehorned, knife castrated, current in POLLED HEREFORD all vac, poured & implantBULLS. Good selection of ed. 815-632-7254 or quality yearlings, semen 815-535-5236 tested, delivery available. Jones Farms, Le Sueur MN FOR SALE: Bred registered 507-317-5996 Shorthorn heifers, also fall 2011 Shorthorn heifer Red & Black Angus Bulls, calves, halter broke, CHV. most AI sired. weaning 320-894-6271 wgts 700-850 lbs., Care is including through May 15th in FOR SALE: February 2011 price, 1/3 down, balance yearling Polled Hereford when picked up. MeadoBull 6 & ½ month weaning West Farms (715)664-8854. weight 786 lbs. By Canadian Sire Quantum $2,500. Gottschalk Polled Herefords Reg Black Angus cows w/calves at side. Also, yearByron MN 507-775-2794 ling bulls. (715)483-3866 FOR SALE: P.B. Polled Sheep 060 Black Salers bulls, great Registered Yearling Polled Hereford bulls for sale. Exc FOR SALE: Show Lambs & E.P.D.s, most rank in the disposition, halter broke, top 10 of the breed, top Southdowns Smerchek Will semen test. Delivery bloodlines, easy calving, Farms, Sale March 31st on avail. Klages Herefords some 2 yr olds. Farm. Call 715-342-0306 Oak Hills Farms 507-642-8028 Ortonville MN 320-273-2163 www.smerchekshowlambs.com

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 NEW Massey 8670, FWA............................CALL SOLD ‘08 NH 6070 w/cab, SS, FWA -................$75,000 ‘08 NH 6070 w/cab, 2WD ......................$69,000 ‘60 IH 560, WF ..........................................$5,200 IH 806, gas, w/Allied loader ....................$7,850 ‘66 Allis 190 gas ........................................$6,500

PLANTERS NEW White planters....................................CALL

TILLAGE M&W 9-shank, 24” w/leveler ..................$14,500 Salford 24’ RTS ..........................................CALL ‘07 JD 3710, 10-bottom..............................CALL Wilrich 3400, 50.5’ w/4 bar ..................COMING

SKIDSTEERS NEW NH skidsteers on hand......................CALL Westendorf WL40 w/IH mts ....................$2,600

COMBINES ‘94 Gleaner R72 w/new engine ..............$58,000 ‘00 Gleaner R72 w/CDF ..........................$82,500

Show Pigs $100 www.krebsfarms.com 608-576-6593

‘02 Gleaner R62 w/’04 8-30 CH, ‘03 825 flex w/Crary ....................................................CALL ‘03 Gleaner R65 ....................................$125,000 ‘08 Fantini 12-30 chopping cornhead....$68,000 NEW Fantini chopping cornhead ..............CALL

HAY TOOLS New Hesston & NH Hay Tools On Hand NH 1412 discmower cond. ..................COMING Hesston 1150, 12’ ....................................$1,800

MISCELLANEOUS NEW Salford RTS units ..............................CALL NEW Unverferth seed tenders............ON HAND 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)

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Registered Texas Longhorn Cherney-Nuttleman Show breeding stock, cows, Pig Sale April 7th, 1pm, heifers or roping stock, top Bangor, WI. Approx. 300 blood lines. 507-235-3467 Project Pigs Representing 6 Breeds. For more info. SHORTHORN & ANGUS Call 608-547-0200 BULLS for sale. Calving www.thepigpage.com ease, semen tested. 608-4378074 www.dreamy280.com Compart's total program features superior boars & Top Quality 300-600 lbs. Holopen gilts documented by stein steers & heifers. SevBLUP technology. Duroc, eral semi load lots for imYork, Landrace & F1 lines. mediate or contract delivTerminal boars offer leanery. (319)448-4667 ness, muscle, growth. MaWANT TO BUY: Butcher ternal gilts & boars are cows, bulls, fats & walkable productive, lean, durable. cripples; also horses, All are stress free & PRRS sheep & goats. 320-235-2664 free. Semen also available through Elite Genes A.I. Make 'em Grow! Comparts Horse 057 Boar Store, INC. Toll Free: 877-441-2627 '06 Chaparral 28' alum. horse trailer w/ living qtrs. FOR SALE: Duroc, Hamp$21,500. (608)854-2989 shire, Yorkshire, & Doctors Buggy 104 yrs old, Hamp/Duroc boars. Also like new, $1,250; Bumper Hamp/York gilts. 4-H pigs pull buggy hauling 16' trailalso available. Genetics er, $1,200; Meadowbrook from top AI sires, many show cart, as new, $1,200; 4 winners over the years. pass. surrey, fringed top, Exc herd health. No PRSS. large pony sized, $1,100. Delivery Available. Stan Other carts. All cash. W. Adelman. 320-568-2225 side Eau Claire. Call eves., (715) 830-0129 FOR SALE: Ownership shares in farrow to feeder MacLellan Cavalry Saddle, pig facilities in Southern 16" seat, field style, hood MN. Owner would receive stir-up/fenders, ribbed full 2,750 head at 55 lbs every 20 leather saddle pad. A-1 conwks. For more info, email dition, original, not reprojeff at: duction. $725. (262)632-5270 caplathe@charter.net

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Show Pigs Duroc-HampsYorks Crosses. Sires from top cut. Cains & NIBS. Owen Genetics. Durand, WI 715-672-5717 070

AKC German Wirehaired Pointer puppies. Born 1/25/12. First shots. $600/OBO. Nordic Kennels, Wautoma (920) 787-2220. www.nordictrainingcenter. webs.com English Shepherd Pups, born 1-28-12, 3 male, 3 female. Parents registered. Contact Val, 715-263-4443 Livestock Equip

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D/S livestock loading chute for sheep, goats or calves. Brand new, $500 OBO. 952240-2192 For Sale: New steer feeders, calf & finisher sizes 3/4 to 8 ton cap. 920-948-3516 www.steerfeeder.com FOR SALE: Smidley 10' steer stuffer, completely rebuilt. 320-468-6469

WANTED TO BUY! USED BULK MILK COOLER ALL SIZES. 920-867-3048 Cars & Pickups

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FOR SALE: '04 Ford F150 XLT, 4x4, super cab, short box, 5.4 w/108,000 miles. 507-340-6934 Industrial & Const.

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Vermeer V8550 backhoe & plow w/blade. Koestler Equipment 507-399-3006 Trucks & Trailers

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'01 Sterling tri-axle dump truck, C12 Cat motor, w/ snow plow-sander. '96 triaxle Volvo w/ Cummings motor dump truck. Retiring. (715)472-2717 '77 IH 1850 truck tractor, exc., redone 466 & turbo, pwr steering, tag axle, all 6 tires 70%, blue & white, sharp! $4,650 OBO. 605-3214130 '87 Mack Superliner 350, 9 std. air ride, long wheelbase, nice, $5,500 OBO. 952240-2193

FOR SALE: '90 Freightliner FLD 120, 3604 Cat, 425HP, 13spd, DOT'd, $8,000/OBO. 507-630-7007 FOR SALE: '95 359 EX HD red Peterbilt, 3406E, 13spd, new in frame w/ papers, 63” sleeper, 24.5 like new rubber on alum rims, twin 6” chrome stacks, twin chrome air cleaners, Southern truck/very clean sharp truck. $26,000. 763-631-1998

4WD TRACTORS (W)’11 JD 9630, Lease Return ......................................$279,000 (O)’11 JD 9630, Lease Return ........................................$279,900 (O)’11 JD 9630, Lease Return ........................................$279,900 (B)’11 JD 9630, 285 hrs., Lease Return ........................$279,900 (O)’11 JD 9530, 207 hrs., Lease Return ........................$264,900 (O)’10 JD 9630, 810 hrs., Extended Warranty ................$255,900 (H)’07 JD 9530, 2000 hrs., auto track ready ..................$199,500 (O)’04 JD 9620, 5630 hrs. ..............................................$137,900

TRACK TRACTORS (H)’08 JD 9630T, 2245 hrs., auto trac ready ..................$238,500 (O)’11 JD 8310T, 300 hrs., 25” tracks ............................$233,900 (O)’11 JD 8310T, 400 hrs., 18” tracks ............................$226,900 (B)’07 JD 9620T, 2283 hrs. ............................................$209,900 (O)’02 JD 9520T, 6649 hrs, 3 pt ....................................$114,900 (O)’00 JD 9400T, 6150 hrs., 36” tracks ..........................$109,000

ROW CROP TRACTORS

‘07 Ag-Chem 1074, 1700 hrs., 100’ boom ....................$154,900

(H)’80 JD 7220, 4365 hrs. ................................................$11,900 (H)’79 JD 7720 ................................................................$11,900 (B)’81 JD 7720, 4590 hrs. ..................................................$9,900 (B)MF 550, 2 heads, diesel ................................................$6,995

SPRING TILLAGE (B)’05 JD 2210, 36.5’........................................................$37,900 (W)’03 JD 2200, 34.5’ ......................................................$32,900 (H)’90 JD 630, 30’ disk ....................................................$27,500 (B)’00 JD 980, 30.5’..........................................................$19,900 (O)’95 JD 980, 36.5’ ........................................................$19,900 (B)’00 JD 980, 44.5’..........................................................$19,000 (O)’94 JD 980, 44.5’ ........................................................$18,500 (B)’07 Nitro, 62.5’ tool bar................................................$17,875 (B)’94 JD 980, 39.5’..........................................................$16,900 (H)JD 960, 36.5’ ................................................................$4,950 (B)Glencoe 2R30” ..............................................................$2,900 (B)Hiniker 35’ cultivator ......................................................$2,900 (B)JD 1000, 32.5’ ..............................................................$2,795 (B)White 378, 12 row cult...................................................$2,495

(B)’89 JD 4755, 9781 hrs. ................................................$49,900 (H)’83 JD 4850, 5271 hrs. ................................................$44,900 (H)’83 JD 4050, MFWD, PS ..............................................$19,900 (O)’68 JD 3020, gas, Syncro ............................................$6,295 (B)’11 JD 885 XUV diesel, Lease Return ..........................$11,900 (B)’10 JD 850 XUV diesel, loaded, camo ..........................$10,900 (O)’10 JD 620I XUV, 83 hrs., loaded ................................$10,700 (O)’11 JD 9870, 1467 sep. hrs. ......................................$314,900 (B)’10 JD 620I XUV, 117 hrs., loaded ..............................$10,500 (O)’11 JD 9870, 261 sep. hrs. ........................................$297,500 (O)’09 JD 620I XUV, 60 hrs., loaded ................................$10,200 (O)’11 JD 9770, 256 sep. hrs. ........................................$268,900 (B)’11 JD 625I, 219 hrs., loaded ......................................$10,200 (H)’11 JD 9770, 300 sep. hrs. ........................................$265,000 (W)’09 JD 620I XUV, 270 hrs., loaded................................$9,750 (H)’10 JD 9870, 559 sep. hrs. ........................................$259,900 (H)’10 JD 620I XUV, 1500 hrs., cab....................................$9,500 (H)’09 JD 9870, 490 sep. hrs. ........................................$257,900 (B)’08 JD 620I XUV, 226 hrs., loaded ................................$9,500 (O)’10 JD 9530, 577 hrs ................................................$254,900 (O)’08 JD 620I XUV, 257 hrs., loaded ................................$9,500 (H)’10 JD 9770, 405 sep. hrs. ........................................$239,900 (O)’10 JD 620I XUV, 454 hrs., loaded ................................$9,350 (H)’10 JD 9770, 552 sep. hrs. ........................................$233,500 (O)’08 Kawasaki Brute 750 ATV, 47 hrs. ............................$6,250 (O)’10 JD 9570, 419 sep. hrs., duals..............................$206,000 (B)Cub Cadet Big Country 4x2, 439 hrs. ............................$4,500 (O)’09 JD 9670, 990 sep. hrs., auto trac ready ..............$199,000 (B)’07 Yamaha 660 ATV, 2694 mi. ......................................$4,250 (H)’08 JD 9570, 475 sep. hrs., duals..............................$198,900 (B)’06 JD Buck 500 auto ....................................................$3,500 (O)’08 JD 9570, 418 sep. hrs. ........................................$196,000 (H)’05 Polaris sportsman 700 ............................................$3,200 (B)’08 JD 9770, 1011 sep. hrs. ......................................$188,000 (O)’07 JD 9660, 1032 sep. hrs. ......................................$179,900 (B)’05 JD 9860, 1235 sep. hrs. ......................................$169,900 (O)’10 JD 4930, 1010 hrs., 120’ boom ..........................$235,900 (O)’07 JD 9660, 1185 sep. hrs., duals............................$164,900 (O)’10 JD 4930, 1330 hrs., 120’ boom ..........................$228,500 (H)’04 JD 9560, 1200 sep. hrs., duals............................$153,900 (O)’08 JD 4930, 1563 hrs., 120’ boom ..........................$205,000 (B)’04 JD 9560SH, walker, 1525 sep. hrs.......................$139,900 (O)’11 JD 4730, 155 hrs., 100’ boom ............................$203,500 (H)’04 JD 9860, 2121 sep. hrs. ......................................$136,900 (O)’09 JD 4930, 2213 hrs., 120’ boom ..........................$199,750 (W)’01 JD 9650, 2932 sep. hrs., PRWD ..........................$99,500 (O)���09 JD 4930, 1619 hrs., 90’ boom ............................$189,500 (O)’01 JD 9550, 3433 hrs, walker ....................................$86,900 (O)’10 JD 4730, 916 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$187,750 (H)’98 JD 9510, 2284 sep. hrs., PRWD............................$79,900 (O)’10 JD 4730, 610 hrs, 90’ boom................................$186,700 (H)’95 JD 9500, 1851 sep. hrs., duals..............................$53,900 (O)’10 JD 4730, 1032 hrs., 90’ boom ............................$181,500 (H)’96 JD 9500, 2100 sep. hrs. ........................................$45,000 (O)’10 JD 4730, 894 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$179,850 (O)CIH 1660, 3800 hrs ....................................................$36,500 (O)’09 JD 4730, 1222 hrs., 90’ boom ............................$178,900 (B)’83 JD 6620SH, sidehill, 3700 hrs. ..............................$15,900 (O)’07 AgChem 1074, 1700 hrs., 100’ boom..................$154,900

UTILITY VEHICLES/ATV

COMBINES

SPRAYERS

‘03 JD 4710, 1500 hrs., 90’ boom ......................$122,500

(O)’06 JD 4720, 2227 hrs. ..............................................$137,250 (O)’03 JD 4710, 1500 hrs., 90’ boom ............................$122,500 (O)’04 Willmar 8650, 1200 gal., 90’ boom ......................$74,900 (O)’99 JD 4700, 3525 hrs., 90’ boom ..............................$74,900 (O)’99 Ag-Chem 854, 3190 hrs., 90’ boom ......................$43,900 (O)’05 Hardi CM1500, 90’ boom ......................................$23,900 (O)Sprayer Specialties, 110 gal., 80’ boom ......................$21,500 (W)Hardi NP1100, 90’ boom ............................................$20,900 (O)Spraymaster, 1100 gal., 80’ boom ..............................$18,500 (H)Top Air 1000, 60’ boom ................................................$6,500

PLANTERS & DRILLS (H)’10 JD 1990, 40’, 15” spacing, CCS ............................$84,500 (B)CIH 1200, Bauer Built bar, 36R20” ..............................$79,900 (H)’03 JD 1790, 16/31 row ..............................................$79,500 (O)’97 JD 1780, 24R20” ..................................................$48,500 (H)’00 JD 750, 20’ no till drill ..........................................$26,900 (B)’02 JD 1560, 15’ no till ................................................$24,900

HAY & FORAGE (B)’07 JD 568, surface wrap ............................................$29,900 (H)’08 JD 468, silage special, 6800 bales ........................$25,900 (B)’05 JD 956, 14’6” center pivot ....................................$19,900 (W)’02 JD 567, surface wrap............................................$19,900 (B)’08 NH BR7090, twine only..........................................$19,900 (B)’05 NH 1431, 13’..........................................................$19,900 (B)’03 JD 467, cover edge ................................................$16,500 (B)NH 499, 12’ center pivot ..............................................$11,900 (H)’04 JD 275, 9’ disc mower ............................................$7,295 (B)’98 NH 664, 2200 lb. bale ..............................................$6,995 (B)’92 JD 1600, center pivot, MoCo ..................................$5,900 (B)JD 1219 MoCo ..............................................................$4,995 (B)NI 5408 disc mower ......................................................$3,995 (B)NH 278 square baler ......................................................$3,500 (B)Meyer throw wagon ................................................2@ $1,995 (B)JD 100 forage blower ....................................................$1,595 (B)NH 40 forage blower ......................................................$1,595

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‘11 CIH Steiger 435, 420 hrs. $228,900

‘92 JD 8960, 6650 hrs., PTO, triples, JD auto steer ................................$82,500

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

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This week’s Back Roads is the work of The Land Correspondents Tim King (story) and Jan King (photo)

Dance and boom y father was born in 1904. He spent M part of his childhood on a farm in northwestern Minnesota, near Mahnomen. When I was a youngster he said there were a lot of prairie chickens when he was a kid. He said that in the mid1960s. At that time, the idea that there were ever a lot of prairie chickens anywhere was a wonderful idea to a boy interested in anything to do with the outdoors. Apparently, when dad was a boy there were hundreds of thousands of the birds in the prairies and newly cleared forests. But within less than a generation there were few to no birds where they had been countless. From a prairie chicken history perspective, my boy-dad lived in a remarkable time. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources speculates that there were no prairie chickens in northwestern Minnesota 50 years before my father’s birth. But by 1880 they had followed the destruction of the forests from southeastern Minnesota, where they are believed to be native, to expand into the northwest. They took advantage of the railroads, logged-over pine forests and the native prairie, and their population exploded. But once my grandpa, and others, started plowing the land the birds were doomed. They say male prairie chickens dance and boom. But close up, a Prairie Chicken sounds like a musical Whoopee Cushion. That strange sound was common for my father as a boy. I had never heard it until I went to Bergen Lake Prairie, in Wadena County, on a cold April dawn some years ago. There, in a grassy marsh, a small flock of prairie chickens was hanging on. I camped and got up well before the sun. Standing on a ridge above the marsh I

Rothsay, Minn. barely heard them. You can hear a prairie chicken a mile away. These were that far. In the dark cold air I heard a gentle bending of the atmosphere. A slight throb in the distance, like a signal coming to me from my father’s childhood. If you want a bigger sound, go this April not

to Bergen Prairie but to Rothsay, Minnesota’s Prairie Chicken Capital. There stands a giant Prairie Chicken honoring that brief moment in time experienced by my father. Not far from Rothsay is a blind for listening to booming. There are other blinds across the northwest. To learn where they are, log on to the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society’s website at www.prairiechicken.org. ❖

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