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Soy talk busts language barriers

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most populous country in the world, so There was a language barrier at times, there is a real need for better nutrition. but the main message came through loud and clear — Pakistan wants American That need is evident in findings of the soybean products. World Bank, saying that 42 percent of Pakistani children under the age of 5 Strike that. Pakistan needs American have low height for their age. soybean products. While in Minnesota, the trade team visA Pakistani trade team visited Minited Waldorf Ag & Grain, where they got nesota in June, giving them a chance to to see grain being unloaded by farmers meet the people who they hope will be from a semi as well as gravity-flow supplying their country with the soy proLAND MINDS wagon. They also visited the Steve Hulke tein that they need. By Kevin Schulz farm near Courtland before touring CHS “We want to meet the people who we in Mankato. will be buying our soybean products The five-member trade team, in addifrom,” said R.S.N Janjua, the trade tion to Janjua, represented Pakistan’s team leader and the Pakistan country food service representative for industry. the American Soybean AssociaMarya Khan tion’s World Inicame to the tiative for Soy in United States Human Health. with interest in Janjua admitted looking at soy that it’s not as protein as a meat simple as finding extender for pizza a supplier for the toppings, as she is soy products that a general manhis native country ager with Pizza so dearly needs to Hut in Pakistan. improve the diets There are 43 of his fellow counPizza Hut restautrymen. rants in nine Pakistan cities. “Tariffs are a big issue right Pakistani pizza now, preventing makers and bakus from trading ers are also interwith the United ested in the shelfStates,” Janjua life increasing said. Kevin Schulz qualities of soy “Both sides are A Pakistani trade team toured Waldorf Ag & Grain June 11 where they flour. working to reduce were able to learn how grain is handled from the farmer. “Soy protein these tariffs,” said reduces staleness Jim Hershey, WISHH executive director. in bread,” Hershey said. “Breads made with soy protein will not dry out as fast.” For value-added soy products, the compounding effect of Pakistan’s duty structure result in high tarAbdul Hafeez Aamir is a quality assurance maniffs that discourage trade. For example, soy flour has ager for Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, and a total duty of 39.22 percent; textured soy protein said he saw this trade mission as a way to learn yields a total import duty of 89.4 percent. more about the U.S. soy processing industry, to see Soybeans are not grown in Pakistan, and currently how their finished product is produced. they get soybeans from India for their poultry indusOpening up another market for U.S. soy products try. As mentioned before, Pakistan does not want the while helping a country feed its masses seems to be a raw soybeans, and they don’t need them for the Pak- win-win situation. istan livestock industry. They need the processed soy Now, that’s something we all can understand. flour for adding protein to their human diet, and extending the meat products they currently conKevin Schulz is the editor of The Land. He may be sume. Pakistan, with 187 million people, is the sixth reached at editor@TheLandOnline.com. ❖

OPINION

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 7A — World’s largest pork burger grilled at World Pork Expo in Des Moines 8A — Oregano used as supplement for

better swine health 8A — NPPC’s Randy Spronk: Free trade agreements drive expanding markets 1F-12F — The Land’s 2012 Fair-Goer’s Guide brings you great summer fun


Commentary: What is the true value of our land?

Letter: Democrats sabotaging marriage

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To the Editor: Years ago a minister, after performing a wedding ceremony, gave a little homily in which he said, “Marriage is an institution and love is blind. Therefore, marriage is an institution for the blind.” Marriage is celebrated in every country in the world, in all religious denominations because this is the start of a new family unit, to replace us. We are not going to be here forever. The ideal family has both a mother (caring parent) and a father (protector-provider parent). I think that almost anyone who works with children, particularly troubled children, will agree. Unfortunately, the ideal family is becoming hard to find. Many mothers work and marriages don’t seem to last as long anymore. Now we have the Democratic Party working to downgrade marriage by allowing homosexuals to marry and come under all the present marriage laws. In Minnesota alone there are over 300 laws relating to marriage and the protection of children. First, two men or two women in a marriage would produce zero children. Why would they need any of the laws relating to children? Liberace would have had a birthday a couple of weeks ago. He died a few years ago from AIDS, a disease resulting from the sex practices in the homosexual community. Jerry Sandusky is today being charged as a homosexual pedophile. If found guilty he could go to prison. In the name of being inclusive the Boy Scouts were told several years ago that they had to accept homosexuals as scout leaders. They had to go to the Supreme Court to be able to choose their own scout leaders. Why then do we have Gov. Dayton’s family financing the homosexual attempt to sabotage the marriage laws of the state? I’d like to ask my friends in the Democratic Party to open their eyes to what their party is doing. Al Schumann Eyota, Minn.

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tory. For some, it’s their only retirement I am encouraged by an increasing number of plan, and sense of financial security. landowners who have found creative ways to reflect I value the land for many reasons. Of their values when they transition their land to the course, it allows my wife and I a way to provide an next generation. And they receive so much more income for our family. But we also love the lifestyle it than just “top dollar” for their life’s work. They receive the satisfaction of seeing gives us. And the bountiful, weedy their legacy continue. They see chilgardens where our kids can pick dren once again playing in the old ground cherries; the apple and cherry barn. They see the community that trees that are just starting to produce; The whole comthey love and live in continue on for the place where my great-greatmunity has a another generation. They receive grandparents dug a hole in the responsibility to enormous value. ground and called it home. And we care for the love seeing new farmers, of all ethnicWe need more farmers, not fewer land and decide ities and backgrounds, moving to our farmers. In order for this to happen, communities to farm vegetables and we need to start talking openly how we will fruit, or do other creative things with about what we truly value in our value it. the land. land. By doing this, we can find an approach to balance all of the differBut what value does the land have ent ways land is valuable to us, to our communities? The land has the instead of letting only one value dominate the way ability to support young farm families — the next generation. The land has the ability to support our land is treated. vibrant and growing communities. Care of the land I encourage all of us — landowners and nonensures our communities’ vitality. So, the whole com- landowners alike — to talk with each other about munity has a responsibility to care for the land and what we most value about our land. I hope you will decide how we will value it. be surprised, as I always am, at how much we all We all value the foundations of our communities — have in common. schools, local businesses and our houses of worship. This commentary was submitted by Ryan If we value these things dearly — and I think we do Batalden, who along with his wife, Tiffany, and — should we be putting other values on our land their two young children, raise organic crops and besides simply seeing it rented or sold for “top dol- livestock near Lamberton, Minn. They are members lar?” of The Land Stewardship Project. ❖

OPINION

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How do you put a value on the land surrounding your community? We regularly hear from our neighbors, and see in the media, stories about the extremely high prices land is being sold and rented for these days. But those land prices only reflect one way of valuing land — its maximum productive value under current farm policy and in the current farm economy. Surely land has a value regarding how much food, fiber or fuel it can produce. And, of course, it has the “top dollar” amount it could bring if sold or rented at auction. But how else do we value our land? Do you value the land for hunting and fishing? For camping and hiking? Maybe you value land for the memories it provided in your childhood, or how your farm’s history is interwoven with your family’s his-

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Did Monsanto acquire a golden goose for chickenfeed? Every week for 19 years this 170 square foot, two-dog, one-person office has declared its complete devotion to numbers. For example, just last week we found it completely fascinating that in just three days this month 100 U.S. senators offered 302 amendments to an ag committee-approved 2012 farm bill that already ran more than 1,000 pages.

In comparison, the 3x5-inch booklet on my desk that contains the entire U.S. Constitution runs 38 pages. More recently, two numbers — $210 million and $40 million — have bounced around this sunlit office. The first is the price Monsanto paid for Precision Planting, a Tremont, Ill., maker of after-market planting and harvesting equipment that it explains will “help farmers plant, harvest and

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Precision technology anyanalyze data from each field where in the world. to improve yield and productivity.” And that information won’t be limited to fields The latter number, $40 planted only to Monsantomillion, is “a performancebranded seed; it will be for based payment” — presumany field planted with any ably to Precision founder seed, including any competiand seller Gregg Sauder — tor’s, that uses Precision to continue to pump out technology. ideas on “software, hardware FARM & FOOD FILE and ... production equipWhat would that informament” into what Monsanto tion be worth to Monsanto? By Alan Guebert calls a “rich pipeline (that Maybe $250 million a year? includes) a system Before you noodle too designed to help simplify hard for an answer convariable rate planting and sider that the U.S. Departincrease farmers’ yields ment of Agriculture’s Farm Service through more accurate planting.” Agency and Risk Management Agency At first glance the purchase price will rely heavily on farm-gathered eleclooks rich. Why would the world’s lead- tronic data to manage USDA programs ing biotech seed company, a firm like crop insurance, CRP and, should steeped in science and patent law, drop Congress vote to continue, direct paya quarter of a billion bucks on a tiny, ments. albeit high-tech, farm equipment Already USDA is working to implemaker? ment what it calls its Acreage Crop Monsanto’s explanation, as far as it Reporting Streamlining Initiative that goes, is plausible. Precision will become “allows producers to report common a key element in its Integrated FarmUSDA program data” — planted acres, ing System unit which will use CRP acres, maybe crop insurance infor“advanced agronomic practices, seed mation — “just one time.” genetics and innovative on-farm techMoreover, imagine some math wizard nology” to, hopefully, grow more crops somewhere creating an algorithm that more “sustainably.” taps this trove of field-by-field informaPrecision’s explanation, however, gets tion to extrapolate U.S. planted closer to why the deal was so rich for it acreages before, say, the big USDA and so important to Monsanto. acreage report each June or get an angle on U.S. crop production before According to the May 23 press release that announced the deal, Preci- the big crop report each August. What would that information be worth to sion’s “new FieldView technology ... offers an application designed to moni- him? tor all critical aspects of planter perOr, far more likely, what would that formance and crop data analysis ...” insight be worth to Archer Daniels Midland or Cargill? Just a tiny slice of That means Monsanto bought the hardware and software it believes will that data pie — let alone the whole pie accurately deliver “the optimum genet- — might be worth far more than $250 million a year. ics to each square foot of soil.” If so, then Monsanto acquired a It also means that at any point in the growing and harvest seasons Monsanto golden goose for chickenfeed. likely will know the dates, times, Alan Guebert’s “Farm and Food File” is acreages, soil types, weather, seeding published weekly in more than 70 newsrates, yield, moisture content — in papers in North America. Contact him at short, just about every hard number agcomm@farmandfoodfile.com. ❖ connected to any field — that uses its

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Send us your events by e-mail to editor@TheLandOnline.com Music Festival July 4, Noon-5 p.m. Heritage Acres, Fairmont, Minn. Info: Contact John Hilgendorf, (507) 728-8713; Heritage Acres open through Oct. 31, buildings open during special events or by appointment

July 10 Morrison County Fairgrounds, Little Falls, Minn. Info: $25/person, $35 after June 15, $20/student; hosted by Mississippi Valley Cattlemen’s Association; registration begins at 6:15 a.m.; tour begins at 7 a.m. at the fairgrounds; 11:30 a.m. lunch served at fairgrounds, as is 5:15 p.m. dinner; contact Darv Keehr, (320) 745-2431 or Clint Kathrein, (320) 2327336, e-mail mvcattlemen@yahoo.com or log on to mnsca.org

Info: Three tours that will run twice, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., running approximately 1 1/2 hours each; contact (320) 589-1711 or spohrjm@morris.umn.edu

Averyl (Dusty) and Jack Heiserman Home, Kasson, Minn. Info: Home is located at 108 6th Street NW, Kasson; all U of M Aggie graduates, attendees and their families are Nicollet County Breakfast welcome; call David Lohman, Nobles County Breakfast on the Farm (507) 732-7224, or Dusty, on the Farm July 14, 7-10 a.m. (507) 634-7466 June 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clearwater County Willis and Rachel Anthony Mike Bousema Farms, WorBreakfast on the Farm Farm, St. Peter, Minn. Minnesota Farmers Union thington, Minn. July 7, 8-11 a.m. Info: Farm is located at 42505 Day Camp Info: From Worthington, go Keith and Karen Gebhardt County Road 15; contact July 16, 4-8 p.m. on Diagonal Road (County Farm, Leonard, Minn. Garfield Eckberg, (507) 327- Olmsted History Center, Road 25) formerly Highway Info: Contact Al Paulson, 3237 or (507) 246-5025 Rochester, Minn. 266, 1/2 mile north of I90 and (218) 694-6520 Info: Contact Glen Schmidt, 1/8 mile west on 240th SE District Alumni of the glen@mfu.org or (651) 288Street; contact Matt WidMinnesota State Summer Center Day University of Minnesota 4066 boom, (507) 360-6632 Cattlemen’s Association July 13, 7:30 a.m. School of Ag Annual Summer Beef Tour and West Central Research and Reunion Potluck Picnic Minnesota Farmers Union Heritage Acres Annual Trade Show Outreach Center, Morris, Minn. July 14, Noon Day Camp July 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pine Grove Park, Little Falls, Minn. Info: Contact Glen Schmidt, glen@mfu.org or (651) 288Minn., in 1862. The festivals listed on this page were tournament; there are daily programs for 4066

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Horticulture Night July 26, 5-9 p.m. West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, Minn. Info: Free and open to the public; contact WCROC, (320) 589-1711

Renville County Breakfast on the Farm July 27 Dow Agro Sciences Research Facilities, Olivia, Minn. Info: Held in conjunction Minnesota Farmers Union with Olivia’s Corn Capital Day Camp Days celebration; contact July 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dick Hagen, (320) 894-8046 Swimming Pool Park, Ivanhoe, Minn. Farm Beginnings Course Info: Contact Glen Schmidt, Aug. 1 (application deadline) glen@mfu.org or (651) 288Morris, Minn. 4066 Info: Course meets about twice a month until March Quality Assurance 2013; $1,500/farming partTraining nership; log on to www.farmJuly 18 beginnings.org or contact Minnesota Pork Board Office, Karen Benson, (507) 523Mankato, Minn. 3366 or lspse@landstewardInfo: Pork Quality Assurance, shipproject.org 10 a.m.-Noon; Transport

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submitted after The Land’s “Festivals entertainment and an evening talent show Guide” was printed on May 4. Log on and concert. to www.TheLandOnline.com for a (218) 283-9400, (800) 325-5766 link to the complete “Festivals Guide.” Central Minnesota Heritage Club Heritage Days Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power and Aug. 25-26 Machinery Association 32nd Annual Burtrum, Minn. Threshing Show 1/4 mile north on County Road 13; saw mills, Aug. 17-19 threshing, gas engine displays, beer garden, Heritage Hill, Montevideo, Minn. live music, flea markets, car and tractor 4 miles east of Montevideo; featuring Allis Chalmers tractors and equipment Gathering shows. Bob, (320) 285-2360, or Wes, (320) 584of the Orange National Show; $6/adult, 5403 $12/three-day pass, children 12 and under free. Battle of Birch Coulee www.heritagehill.us Presentation Aug. 29, Noon International Falls Bass Hormel Historic Home, Austin, Minn. Championship Author John Christgau will speak about his Aug. 23-25 Smokey Bear Park, International Falls, Minn. book on the Dakota War battle of Birch Coulee, which took place in Renville County, Live weigh-in of premium Minnesota bass

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Cass County Breakfast on the Farm June 30 Cass County Fairgrounds, Pine River, Minn. Info: Contact Sarah Kuschel, (218) 587-5531

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Commentary: Taking another look at ethanol policy The Earth has failed to warm at all for 15 years now, and American farmers are afraid of losing the “renewable fuel” mandate for corn ethanol — which has given them record crop prices and incomes since 2007. So, they’re proposing a new entitlement designed to ensure that they’ll never lose money again. Their proposed new federal farm bill would guarantee that farmers’ incomes don’t decline — and if future farm prices rise even more, the Feds’ guarantee would ratchet up too. Thus, if Congress should decide the planet isn’t parboiling itself after all, taxpayers would be on the hook for even more farm subsidy than today. Forget about that federal debt problem. Everyone else can pitch in to cut government spending, but farmers shouldn’t have to. Never mind that they’re now earning more than the average American, and have far more net worth. Bruce Babcock at Iowa State University says the new program could give farmers $8 billion to $14 billion per year, compared to the $5 billion they’ve been getting in direct subsidy payments — on top of their ethanol subsidies. If they lose the ethanol mandate, and crop prices fall, the government direct payments will get even bigger. Gasoline prices have doubled under President Obama. Even so, the 10

percent ethanol that the Environmental Protection Agency forces into our gasoline — “to save the planet” from fossil fuels — still costs even more than the gasoline. While delivering 35 percent fewer miles per gallon. Recently, the EPA approved mixing even more ethanol into our gas — 15 percent instead of 10. Automakers warn they cannot stand behind their engine guarantees at the higher blending rate. Meanwhile, food prices have soared almost as much as gas prices and for the same reason. As we divert more of our corn from cereals and livestock feed to low-grade auto fuel, we’ve created an instant global food shortage. The price of corn was under $2 per bushel in 2007, but has since averaged nearer to $7. Farmers are making so much money they’ve bid up their own land prices to record levels. Thus they raise their own costs to match their payments. But aren’t we saving the planet? Nope, not even that. Producing a gallon of corn ethanol produces almost the same level of carbon in the atmosphere as burning gasoline. Moreover, instead of temperatures soaring upward, as the environmentalists claimed they would, the Earth’s temperatures have gone down since 2007. The Arctic ice is returning, as the Russians predicted it would due to the 70-year Arctic Ocean cycle. The

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Antarctic has been cooling since the 1960s. The greenhouse theory said both poles would melt as CO2 levels rose, but neither have. The Polar bears are at least 600,000 years old, which means they’ve already been through five warm interglacials with open water at the North Pole. The seals must bask on the beaches, instead of on the ice, and the bears romp down to catch them anyway. So why subsidize corn ethanol? I grew up on a farm, and have worked with farmers all my life. As a group, they are my heroes; but, while corn ethanol over-rewards crop farmers, it penalizes livestock farmers (driving up the cost of hamburgers and chicken tenders). It’s a wash as far as Farm Belt votes are concerned. Corn ethanol, unfortunately, is the worst farm program ever conceived because it raises gas and food prices simultaneously.

Now that we’ve discovered shale gas and oil, guess who’ll get a royalty on every cubic foot of shale gas that gets pumped up from below? Answer: The farmers who own the land above the gas. That reward may go to a different set of farmers, but they’re all equally deserving, right? More to the point, they will all bid their own land values up until they can’t make a profit even at $7 per corn bushel. What will Senators do to ensure their re-election then? This commentary was submitted by Dennis Avery, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., and the director for the Center for Global Food Issues. He was formerly a senior analyst for the Department of State. Readers may write him at P.O. Box 202, Churchville, VA 24421 or email to cgfi@hughes.net. ❖

Commentary: We’d be better off with no farm bill at all Those who know me know that I am primarily an alfalfa and grass producer. I feel good about my conservation practices. For the last 141 years my family has tried to protect the soil resource on this farm. Your paper usually carries some conversation about the upcoming U.S. Department of Agriculture farm bill. Knowing the politicians quoted and having been a part of past farm bill discussions, I start to ask, why do we need a farm bill? It appears to me the farm bill is for politicians, organizations and the endusers wanting a cheap supply of food with no regard for the farmer or the environment. Why do we need a safety net? The market needs to pay the farmer enough so he will take the risk to plant the crop. Do you really think your city cousins are going to come out and pick rocks and clean calf pens with no safety net? When my grandfather came here in 1871, he had nothing except what he could carry. He had no safety net. With no corn or soybean subsidies, would we see more livestock and hay crops planted and rotated? Returning manure to the soil and planting sod crops is a great conservation program. No subsidies to farmers would lead to healthier animals and a healthier soil.

Marketing loans use to be called granaries. Low-interest facility loans or beginning farmer loans are at the local small town banks today. Remember the days of Jimmy Carter’s 18 percent interest? In those days a 5 percent loan was called a gift by the federal government. I see no need for a farm bill. Let corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, radishes, bio fuels, etc., all compete in the marketplace. Let farmers rotate their crops for their benefit and the benefit of the soil. If there is no farm bill, would the land not get planted? Would all the dirt blow away or wash down the river? Would small town banks not make any farm loans? Would it quit raining, or freeze in July? If we had no farm bill, what would the politicians campaign on? What would all the government workers do? What would farm organizations do? Maybe we should let consumers worry about this year’s crop. Maybe those who benefit from the farmers’ efforts should be made to respect farmers and what they do. I think no farm bill would be better for the farmer and the environment. This commentary was submitted by Harlan Anderson, a Cokato, Minn.-area veterinarian and alfalfa producer. ❖


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cially when it comes to pork production and promotion. World Pork Expo 2012 was his second effort. Sponsoring this rather gargantuan task was Hog Slats, a Humboldt builder of concrete hog equipment, plus the National Pork Producers Council which decided having such a burger cooked and served at Expo was a natural. A burger that big needs a big griddle and a big sheet of aluminum foil. The 48-inch griddle weighed about 40 pounds. The 260 pounds of pork trimming were processed and provided by Hy-Vee food stores, which delivered the super burger already intact in the griddle directly to Vinsand’s gas-fired grill. That 300-pound package (burger and griddle) took four guys to “manhandle” onto his grill. Hy-Vee purchases much of their pork products through Hormel Meats in Austin, Minn. Hy-Vee even added some of Vinsand’s special seasoning as the pork trimmings were being processed into the giant patty. “Once you have the right equipment it’s really pretty easy to do,” Vinsand said. About 200 people at a Des Moinesarea homeless shelter also got on the receiving end of this special pork barbeque event. Vinsand can be reached at (515) 3322046 or garyv@goldfieldaccess.net. ❖

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer DES MOINES — Even though “innovation” seemed much of the focus at the 2012 World Pork Expo, so too was enjoying the many delicious pork products offered at every food vendor. Perhaps the biggest excitement came from munching on the World’s Largest Pork Burger, prepared by Gary Vinsand, proprietor of Vinny’s BBQ Restaurant of Dakota City, Iowa. At 8 a.m. June 7, just outside the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Vinsand fired up his 8- by 6-foot wide grill, which for the next eight hours was baking a 260pound pork burger. That’s right, 260 pounds of pork trimmings fabricated into a burger measuring nearly 4 feet in diameter and about 10-inches thick at its center. By 5 p.m. this giant burger had “shrunk” to about 240 pounds because of the lard rendered (dripped out) during the 325 F cooking process. Before serving, a 40-pound bun was wrapped around the burger. When the eating began, about 700 folks had the privilege of a pork sandwich from the world’s largest pork burger. Vinsand is no rookie when it comes to grilling big. He did his first super burger two years ago as a promo for the Humboldt, Iowa, Fourth of July celebration. Humboldt isn’t bashful, espe-

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Oregano used as supplement for better swine health By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer DES MOINES — Wikipedia describes oregano as a perennial herb growing up to 20 inches tall and native to western and southwestern Eurasia. Because of the flavor of its leaves it is used as a culinary herb. Hippocrates used oregano as an antiseptic, as well as a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments. Oregano is high in antioxidant activity because of a high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. So much for internet information. At the 2012 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, however, oregano was getting big play from Ropapharm Americas, a Hudson, S.D., firm that markets By-O-Reg+, a nutrition supplement for sows. Explained Mike Bellick, “the natural base of this product is oregano, imported from Amsterdam and grown in Turkey. We add all natural products to this oregano base including calcium and cinnamon. Cinnamon when mixed with oregano has the ability to penetrate the mucus membrane that builds up within the animal’s digestive tract.” He said they key to their success with this new product is the encapsulation process of the oregano oil. “People have brought oregano to the market before but they didn’t perfect the encapsulation. To get the best results you’ve got to get the oregano product down into the digestive tract. We’ve patented the process which was developed by a Purdue University research scientist.” Used with either swine or poultry rations, Bellick said the product reduces birth mortalities, produces better gains and increases feed efficiency. In Illinois farm trials, farrowing rates were 90 percent with

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By-O-Reg+; pigs born live were 10.87 per litter versus 9.99 in the control group and pigs weaned per sow year were 21.2 with By-O-Reg+ versus 18.91 for the control group sows. Perhaps surprising are the feeding directions of this product. Their hand-out literature at the Expo indicated one to two pounds per ton of gestation ration; and only 1/2 to one pound per ton in the lactation ration. Bellick said the high concentration of oregano is the reason for the low dosage. He didn’t disclose actual cost but did suggest that this product in the ration also reduces the amount of medicine needed for either poultry or swine. Oregano has been around for a few years as a dietary health supplement for swine. However, until this encapsulation process was put into being, results were less than spectacular. Ropapharm Americas started marketing By-O-Reg+ in 2008. The biggest current customer is a Georgia poultry farm going through 70 million chickens yearly. Mexico and China are also buying the product.

Chief Executive Officer of Ropapharm Americas is Kevin Van Beek. Interviewed at their World Pork Expo booth, he said it was the exceptional oregano oil produced by Ropapharm International headquartered in Zaandam, The Netherlands, that convinced him to go with this source. “Yes mostly used for spice and herbs in spaghetti sauces originally. However they found it had antimicrobial properties that kill molds, funguses and bacteria. Now we’re enhancing that for livestock use and pulling back, even withdrawing drug use entirely. It’s a new dynamic we think in healthier livestock and poultry at less cost and less residual back lash.” The Netherland firm steam distillates the oregano leaves to extract the oil. The two key ingredients that make the product work, Van Beek said, are carvacrol and thymol. Van Beek claims their product is more effective because the encapsulation process permits delivering the oregano to where the problem exists in the digestive tract of your livestock and poultry. ❖

NPPC’s Randy Spronk: Free trade agreements drive expanding markets By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer DES MOINES — Last year was a record year for U.S. pork exports with 2.3 million metric tons of pork valued at $6.1 billion. That’s an 18 percent increase in volume and a 28 percent increase in value over 2010 exports. “We are confident the U.S. pork Randy Spronk industry can continue this momentum into the 2012 marketing year,” said Randy Spronk, president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council and a pork producer from Edgerton, Minn. U.S. pork exports virtually travel the universe. Top 10 markets in 2011 were Japan, Mexico, Canada, China/Hong Kong, Russia, South Korea, Australia, the Southeast Asia countries, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Good evidence of the ongoing momentum of export trade is the fact that in the first quarter of 2012, U.S. pork exports totaled 589,422 mt valued at $1.6 billion, an increase of 8 percent by volume and 21 percent by value compared with the same period in 2011. Why the expanding markets? “Free trade agreements are the driver,” Spronk said. “Last year we passed free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. These FTAs when fully implemented will add more than $11 to the price producers receive for each hog and generate more than $772 million in additional export value. And according to an Iowa State economist this expansion also creates more than 10,200 direct U.S. pork industry jobs.” Other NPPC successes shared at the 2012 World Pork Expo: • Aggressively opposing legislation being proposed by the Humane Society of the United States and the

United Egg Producers that would establish standards for laying hens, setting a dangerous precedent of allowing federal bureaucrats to dictate how livestock and poultry farmers care of their animals. • Worked with Food & Drug Administration to assure that the Guidance 209 did not eliminate the use of some animal-health products. • Resolved a Mexican trucking trade dispute eliminating the 5 percent tariff on most U.S. pork going into Mexico. • Challenged the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Rule so that the USDA issued a scaled-back version. • Achieved reauthorization of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act and included new provisions for pork exports and wholesale pork cuts. • Organized a coalition to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multilateral trade agreement which provides tremendous export opportunities of U.S. pork. • Launched Keep Food Affordable, an initiative focused on educating consumers about laws that will allow producers to provide safe and affordable products. • Assisted state organizations on handling animal welfare activist actions and legislation. What are the most important issues facing producers in 2012? NPPC President R.C. Hunt, a Wilson, N.C., producer, listed the following: market volatility, trade barriers, feed availability assurance, farm bill completion and mischievous behavior from specialinterest groups. Added Spronk, “the major mission of the National Pork Producers Council is to impact the bottom line of our producer investors. But Expo is the celebration of the U.S. pork business and you couldn’t help but notice the upbeat attitudes at this year’s event.” ❖


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6,210 watt potential with the 27 total solar panels. The Hoffs certainly wrote some big checks to get the farm solar powered. It started with a $75 building permit. Next was a $250 application fee to Xcel Energy to qualify for award payments for going solar, along with a $30 “energy audit” of their 85-year-old farm house. But the big check was $62,100 to L&S Electric and their

Green Energy Products division for installation of the posts and panels, plus special wiring, control panels and an “inhouse” monitor that gives cumulative totals of kilowatt hours of electricity generated throughout the day. “So lots of money at the front end but the rebates helped a bunch,” Dick Hoff said. Because Xcel Energy has been quite aggressive in getting solar power under way in Minnesota, the Hoffs received a $13,973 “solar rewards” rebate check from Xcel. Also, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program they received an $18,630 Direct Tax Credit — 30 percent of the $62,100 — so their net cost for the entire system dropped to $29,852. Hoff credits his son David, a 24-year Air Force veteran now retired from the military, for gently persuading the move into solar power. “His military work apparently got him interested in renewable energy,” Hoff said. “And he also got me interested so that’s how the project happened. Plus the L&S Electric guys were very informative. They do both wind and solar power. Solar seemed less intrusive, less main-

tenance, and offered better rebates.” There’s a 10-year warranty on the solar panels, which are Californiamade and have impact-resistant glass which handles 1-inch hail at 52 mph. There is also a 10-year warranty on the inverter unit (converts DC to AC), and a 25-year production warranty on the SunPower solar panels. “We were pleased to find out that our solar power installation didn’t increase our property taxes either,” Hoff said. The special treat, of course, is the significant reduction in their monthly electric bills. He said during the peak summer days last year their panels generated enough electricity to virtually eliminate their monthly electric checks to Xcel Energy. “Remember this past April with lots of sunshine?” Hoff asked. “We were billed for 595 Kwhs of electricity but our solar system generated 668 kilowatt hours for a credit of 73 Kwhs or $7.30. That $7.30 credit wiped out most of the basic service charge leaving a balance of $13 to pay Xcel. Since the August 2010 startup their solar system has generated 17,284 Kwhs. On the May 9 visit by The Land, the system had generated 30.6 kilowatts as of 2 p.m. on that particular partly cloudy day. On clear days, 55 to 60 kilowatts are doable, Hoff said, which translates into credit invoices from Xcel. The panels are equipped with tracking technology which automatically align them directly into the sun’s rays. “In the morning they’re pointing to the East, at high noon they’re positioned directly South and by 7 p.m. and sunset, they go to sleep heading West,” he said. ❖

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Remember 40 or 50 years back when Northern States Power used the radio ad tagline that electricity is penny cheap? On May 5, Dick and Nancy Hoff of rural Sacred Heart, Minn., sent a $13 check to Xcel Energy. That was their total electric bill for April. Xcel Energy got only an $18 check from the Hoffs for March. Even in cold January with their furnace running every day and much shorter days so lights were on longer, Xcel received only a $70 check from them. Why are their monthly electrical bills so low? You may have already guessed — they’ve gone solar. In July 2010, L&S Electric of Springfield, Minn., installed three 15-foot-tall steel posts along the south edge of the Hoffs’ farm site. Sitting atop each post are nine SunPower Panels, each with a 230 watt rating. Do the arithmetic and you’re looking at 2,070 watt potential for each installation, for a total of

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Ask about energy-saving programs • Get an energy audit. An energy audit or assessment will tell you how much energy you’re using and what part of your operation you should target for energy use reduction. A list of farm energy auditors is available through the REAP offices by contacting Ron Omann at (651) 602-7796 or ron.omann@mn.usda.gov or through The Minnesota Project by reaching Jake Fischer at (651) 789-3330 or jfischer@mnproject.org. Local utilities can also refer farmers to energy auditors. For more information on energy efficiency, log on to www.extension.umn.edu/energy. This article was submitted by Larry Jacobson, University of Minnesota Extension professor and agricultural engineer. ❖

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goal of 25 percent renewable by 2025. Nationwide 37 states now have renewable energy standards,” Buchanan said. One of Minnesota’s newer manufacturers of solar equipment is Silicon Energy which just last August started producing photovoltaic modules at its Mountain Iron, Minn., facility. Interviewed at the Morris workshop, Bill Richmond, outside sales and support for Silicon Energy, said the Twin Cities area is the bulk of solar activity for him so far but rural projects are getting on the agenda as well. “Utility grid farm applications or building applications on a mount are both compatible with our crews and equipment,” Richmond said. His firm is developing an “installer’s network” around the state with each installer getting trained in a three-hour course at their Mountain Iron facility. “We walk them through our product making certain they understand the components of our system. They each also do a hands-on exercise on a mockup unit so they see precisely the dynamics and the mechanics of doing a system.” And if you purchase a Minnesota Made solar system you may be credited with an additional 5 percent discount for PV applications on public buildings. Specializing in PV systems, Silicon Energy solar is an electrical product using sun energy to generate DC power with an inverter converting to AC power generally fed into the electrical grid. In conversations with Xcel and Great River Energy, Richmond indicated these power utilities are willing to look at a revision of the current 40 kW net metering restriction in Minnesota. “It may vary depending upon location. This is being looked at carefully and I’m confident there will be some changes,” he said.

Richmond also was an electrical contractor prior to going solar. He’s very familiar with Minnesota and said this area has a much better solar climate than Washington state where Silicon Energy started its first manufacturing facility. “Washington has a solar resource rating of 3.1 (sunlight hours/day) versus 4.5 here in Minnesota. Germany is rated a 3.1 yet solar energy is expanding very rapidly across Germany.” Minnesota’s colder weather is a net plus for solar. Electrons flow much better, much easier in cooler weather according to Richmond. Plus the more intense heat of the southwest and west coast area is more detrimental to component parts of a solar system. Warranties are important when spending big money for solar. Richmond said Silicon Energy has a 30-year power warranty plus a five-year workmanship warranty. Degradation of component parts sometimes is an issue; perhaps more so on solar panels made in China. Testing by an independent laboratory on various modules indicates the glasson-glass construction of the Silicon Energy module has virtually zero degradation. “We confidently predict a 40-plus-year usable life on our modules. The reality is our system will outlast the roof by four times. The industry has adapted standards for storm tolerances and that is 57 mph winds and 1-inch hail stones. Our product has been tested to 125 pounds per square foot. Composites that go into a unit are key to structural endurance. It’s a very robust piece of equipment,” Richmond said. For more information, log on to silicon-energy.com or facebook.com/SiliconEnergy. ❖

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Interested in going solar? Know that a solar set-up is a large investment. A thorough analysis of system sizing, costs and benefits are essential. “You need to have done your research and assembled a list of Bill Richmond questions before interviewing your installer candidates,” said Erich Buchanan, renewable energy scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris, Minn., host of a June 12 Solar Energy Workshop. Part of the analysis is getting information on energy inflation rates. According to the Minnesota Citizens League, electricity prices for the past 12 years have almost straight-line ramped up each year, averaging about 10 cents/KWh currently versus about 6 1/2 cents in 2002. Buchanan said any financial analysis of going solar should include: • Simple payback • Returns on investment • Lifetime cost of electricity • Total cost of ownership So how big is the solar resource? The sun provides more energy in one hour than the human race uses in one year. “So it’s not about the supply; it’s about the cost,” Buchanan said. He pointed out that Minnesota has surprisingly good solar resources, getting about 4.5 sunlight hours per day on average every day of the year. Looking at the big picture, world energy consumption is expected to increase by about 50 percent by 2035. The world average energy consumption is 67 KWh per day per person (four times that for America). The average coal power plant (500 MW) produces 3.5 billion kWh per year. With 2 billion more people on Planet Earth in 35 years, if coal were the only source of this electrical energy it would mean one new power plant on line every day. “Today solar energy is a small part of the energy mix but it will grow substantially. Minnesota has a

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Solar industry beginning to flex its energy muscles Federal tax credit incentives lessen By DICK HAGEN the investment of getting into solar and The Land Staff Writer wind, too. Available through 2016 is a Although not nearly as visible as the How much land area would we require in Minnesota 30-percent tax credit for residential and hundreds of giant wind turbines now to meet the state’s electricity needs with solar electriccommercial systems. Also for commerdotting the southern Minnesota landity? An area the size of Mille Lacs, or Ramsey County. cial systems, a modified accelerated scape, solar energy appears to be flexdepreciation lets you whack 40 percent ing its muscles much like the early — Stacey Miller off the first year. stages of the development of Minnesota’s wind industry a few years Xcel Energy has been providing a back. $2.25 per watt solar reward which photovoltaic installation. Miller said next on the list required an energy audit to participate and a 20In 2002 there were only 50 solar electric installaof major commercial installations are at the IKEA year REC agreement. Beginning in 2013, Xcel is tions totaling 150 kW in Minnesota; 85 percent of store and Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. dropping that reward to $1.50 per watt. Xcel also these were residential. As you might expect with more competition in the offers additional incentives for Minnesota-made Today, Minnesota has more than 800 solar electric marketplace, the installed cost of solar is decreasing modules such as Silicon Energy and tenKsolar. installations with a combined total of over 8,000 kW in Minnesota. According to Miller, average prices in For other energy incentives Miller indicated the of electrical power. Today 70 percent of these instal2010 declined 20 percent from 2009 ($10 to $7.98 per most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on lations are residential but they account for only 20 watt). Photovoltaic pricing was as low as $4.48 per energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives is percent of the state’s current total solar generated watt in 2011 with reports of less than $3 per watt the website www.dsireusa.org. capacity. The flip-side: 30 percent are now commerthis year. cial projects but they account for 80 percent of MinBecause of a surge of solar energy interest, solar There are two ways to harness energy from the nesota’s total capacity. manufacturing is blossoming in Minnesota. Miller’s sun. list included: “Commercial installations are the big mover in • Convert sunlight into electricity. Photoelectric Minnesota’s solar world and likely will be for some • Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, Pine River time,” said Stacey Miller, with the Minnesota materials convert sunlight into DC electricity, the • Solar Skies, Alexandria photovoltaic effect. Department of Commerce. • tenKsolar, Bloomington • Convert sunlight into heat. Thermal conductors Speaking at a June 12 Solar Energy Workshop at can heat a fluid or air to provide heat to a building or the West Central Research and Outreach Center at • Silicon Energy, Mountain Iron Morris, Minn., she told the 65 attendees that Min- water system. It can also provide cooling via an • SolarPod, Eagan nesota does indeed have a favorable solar resource, absorption chiller. • And others (3M, Silent Power, Back Up Power even in the dead of winter. And Minnesota has a Solar thermal is the least expensive solar option. It Systems, Despatch, Northfield Automation, etc.). tremendously big solar resource. is most cost-effective dollar for dollar, watt for watt. Generally it is also the most shade-tolerant solar Perhaps the 40 kW per hour Net Metering Law She asked, “How much land area would we require in Minnesota to meet the state’s electricity technology. But the market is small in Minnesota will be revisited also. Minnesota adopted the law in needs with solar electricity?” Answering herself, she and thus there are fewer incentives compared to 1981 — the first state in the nation to do so — and said, “An area the size of Mille Lacs, or Ramsey solar electricity. However solar thermal energy is there are now 43 states with net metering regulations; all have higher limits than Minnesota. ❖ County.” The more quantitative answer is only 0.25 less versatile than solar electricity. percent of the state’s area. Just one California solar field equates to the 8 mgW of total solar production currently in Minnesota. The single biggest solar facility is the Minneapolis Convention Center with 600 kW capacity, a 2010

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The program will include a one-day orientation/training led by MnFRAC, 4-H and Midwest Dairy staff, written materials for review and coaching and daily support by MnFRAC staff during the State Fair. Applicants must be available the five days of the 4H Livestock Weekend, Aug. 22-26. A $300 stipend per person, fair entry tickets and 4-H meal tickets will be provided. To apply applicants must submit a resume, transcript and statement describing why they are interested in this position and the industry knowledge, communication and leadership skills that they bring to the position. Application deadline is July 1. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Send completed materials to Juanita ReedBoniface, Project Manager, JRB Associates Inc., 2462 Lake George Dr. N.W. Cedar, MN 55011. For more information, contact AgriFolks@gmail.com. For more information on MnFRAC, log on to www.mnfrac.com. ❖


Start with an assessment; solar may be for you

Dick Hagen

Scott Randall’s Apex Solar designs and installs solar units, as well as performs on-site assessments.

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and other objects that could interfere with direct sunlight. Reason for the inhouse inspection is to check energy efficiency of each room; i.e., would more insulation, better windows be advisable? “We want to reduce the energy consumption before we install a system so we can provide the most efficient and affordable system for that particular house,” he said. He said $1 spent on conservation of energy saves $4 to $5 on your energy bill. Randall also pointed out there is no sales tax on the purchase of a solar unit and there is no additional assessment on your property taxes with the installation of solar. If economics starts you with a small system, Randall points out that solar systems can be expanded, especially with micro inverters which permit adding onto existing electrical systems. Or you can start with just a simple “solar powered” hot water heater and work into a heating system for

parts of the house, or the entire structure. Versatility is a key factor of solar. Site assessment costs vary, depending upon whether it’s on a house or a commercial business and who’s doing the assessment. “I charge $200 and consider this the starting point of any solar project,” Randall said. Once assessed, getting an installation crew on the job is a minimal time delay unless there are permitting issues with the county board of commissioners, etc. One place to find a site assessor is www.mnrenewables.org/ site_assessments. Randall installed a 5 kW PV system on his own home two years ago. The system cost $24,000 but he received $12,000

incentive from Xcel, $10,000 from the state, plus 30 percent tax credits. “So mine was almost free and thanks to ‘net metering’ it is now generating some income from my local utility,” he said. He installed a ground-mount, single-axle tracking system which means his panels rotate with the sun direction. He’s excited about the future of solar. “We’re still in the infancy of this industry. As technology keeps advancing the efficiencies of various systems and as government and industry keep plugging incentives into the formula, there’s no doubt solar will get big in Minnesota.” You may reach Randall at (320) 2594893. ❖

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer “I believe so much in solar that I bet my livelihood by opening my own business last year.” That’s from Scott Randall, a longtime electrical contractor in the St. Cloud, Minn., area who now operates Apex Solar. His new business both designs and installs solar units, plus he does on-site assessments, a virtual must prior to going solar. Interviewed at the recent Solar Workshop in Morris, Minn., he sees big potential for solar energy across the board. “Anywhere where they use process heat is an opportunity to plug in solar. I’m working with a dairy farmer right now who is deciding on a 10 kW system. His will be a photovoltaic system but their solar thermal looks equally promising,” Randall said. He works with a Minnesota manufacturer, RReal at Pine River, that builds thermal heated “hot houses” for tomato production year ’round. PV systems had been costing more than thermal systems but Randall said costs on PV units have dropped considerably, so what best fits a particular customer’s needs basically determines choice. Incentives for going solar, plus U.S. Department of Agriculture grant programs, are also helpful in reducing costs. Because interest in solar energy is rapidly building across Minnesota, he doubts incentives will stay a key driver. He noted that Xcel just recently cut their incentive package to homeowners 50 percent. But everything starts with an assessment. Randall inspects every room in a house and he also checks tree locations

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Local Corn and Soybean Price Index

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Cash Grain Markets corn/change* Sauk Rapids Madison Redwood Falls Fergus Falls Morris Tracy Average: Year Ago Average:

$6.41 $6.58 $6.48 $6.24 $6.57 $6.44

+.57 +.64 +.47 +.30 +.70 +.38

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Grain prices are effective cash close on June 26. The price index chart compares an average of most recently reported local cash prices with the same average for a year ago. *Cash grain price change represents a two-week period.

Grain Outlook Forecasts dictate price direction

Livestock Angles Beef demand still a concern

Grain Angles Rains strengthen conservation talk

The market analysis is for the week ending June 22. CORN — The trading week began with an oldfashioned weather rally after weekend rains brought only limited relief. Temperatures well into the 90s for much of the Belt quickly revealed where rainfall has been coming up short all spring. Corn rated good or excellent dropped for the second straight week to 63 percent, now 13 points off the initial rating four weeks just four weeks before. The eastern Corn Belt is bearing the brunt of the heat and dryness. Michigan, Ohio and Indiana all saw double-digit ratings TIM EMSLIE declines for the week, and IndiCountry Hedging ana now has the poorest-rated St. Paul corn in the country. Crops are not made in June, but the early season stress is making a belowtrend yield very likely. The weekly drought monitor from the University of Nebraska shows Midwest drought conditions at the driest level for this time of year going back to 1999 when the report began. The weather rally combined with some tight enduser margins led to weaker basis levels. The nearby July contract only managed to gain 11.5 cents as spreads weakened against the old-crop. The July/September spread weakened a little over 30 cents for the week. Some of the basis weakness can be attributed to futures market rally which helped moved some bushels into the marketplace. There were reports of ethanol plants shutting down, and several plants lowered basis levels. Weekly ethanol production fell back this week to 900,000 barrels/day, down from 920,000 the week previously. China ended its anti-dumping review of

The livestock markets have had a choppy start to June. First a rally in prices during the first week and then a break in prices as we finished out the second week of the month. After some optimism was evident in the beginning of the month with the cash trade virtually steady, the packers became more resolved to stand with their lower bids. With the futures market anticipating the possibility of weakness in the cash trade, long liquidation ensued and aided in the eventual weakness in the cash trade. Demand continues to be a concern as once again the beef cutout reaches near the $200 per hundredweight level, retail demand slips away and the volume noticeably drops off in the JOE TEALE Broker boxed beef trade. Contributing to the negative overall market sentiment is Great Plains Commodity Afton, Minn. the weights of the cattle and the increased numbers available to market. This increase in available beef has also pressured the cattle market, with competitive meats still at considerable discounts to the beef market. It will be hard on the consumer to continue to buy beef at this premium to those competitive meats with the economic conditions that exist today. Therefore, it still boils down to the supply versus the demand in this market, and currently the supply of beef is greater than the demand for beef. With the economy continuing to struggle, it would seem that we will have to see a major change in the current fundamentals before cattle prices can advance any further at this time. Producers should lock-in profits when available and use any strength to protect inventories. The hog market which has been showing strength looks to have run into a temporary roadblock. This roadblock may have to do with the futures positions that the

Just when we thought it might not rain again this season, the skies opened up and dropped a million-dollar rain. Some places received more rain than they wanted and localized flooding was reported. Other places experienced hail damage that tattered leaves and stunted growing crops. With the heavy rains in May that caused some serious soil erosion, the washouts and gullies only worsened. A study in Iowa estimated that in the northwestern region of that state up to 7 tons of topsoil per acre were lost in the heavy May rain storms. We in the Upper Midwest have taken pride in turning our fields TOM NEHER “black” before we plant our crops in AgStar VP & Team Leader straight rows, up and down the — Grain Industry hills. We may be paying a heavy Rochester, Minn. price in following this practice, as our topsoil flows downstream. Have we grown complacent in recent years, as our equipment grows ever larger, making it more challenging to work around waterways or terraces? Have the high prices for grain driven us to put more fragile ground into cultivation? These are some serious questions about practices that have long-term implications. We have been blessed with some of the deepest and richest topsoil on the earth. When we lose that soil to erosion, we have failed to be stewards of God’s creation. This has lasting consequences for our future generations of farmers. We grapple over succession plans for passing our farms to the next generations. We strive to do so in a manner that the business can continue successfully. As we age, we become more concerned about the legacy that we will leave our loved ones. Could it be that soil conservation should also be a part of those succession plans? I am aware that I may be starting to sound like

See EMSLIE, pg. 15A

See TEALE, pg. 15A

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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.


Soybeans join weather rally; look to be well-supported

Be prepared for summer pork high TEALE, from pg. 14A commodity, index and hedge funds hold instead of the underlying fundamentals of the hog market. It appears that these funds are not engrossed any longer in holding long positions in hogs as well as other commodities. This liquidation has retarded the recent rally to some degree, but more than likely has just taken out the premiums the futures market had displayed. Looking at the current fundamentals alone, the hog market appears to be in fair shape. Pork product has been moving and pork cutouts have been rising despite the fact that there is plenty of pork available in cold storage.

The hog numbers have declined in recent weeks and this has forced the packers to be more aggressive in their bidding for live inventory, and thus the firm cash market. With the discount that pork has, especially to beef, and a weakening economy, one would suspect that retailers would focus more on pork features than the other meats. This could keep the hog market more buoyant in the weeks ahead. The seasonal pattern would point to a high sometime this summer, so producers should be prepared to protect inventories into the fall and winter markets and at the same time remain current in the marketing strategy. ❖

lion bushels last year on June 1. Our estimate is slightly higher at 641 million bushels. Acreage is forecast to increase in the analyst survey to 75.38 million acres, compared to 73.9 million in March. A soybean price rally relative to corn this spring was given an additional boost by extremely high nitrogen fertilizer prices, which should have encouraged additional soybean acres. While weather is the key to double-crop plans, the financial incentive is in place to follow winter wheat with soybeans in areas where it is feasible. However, the strongest factor in March to June acreage changes is switches between corn and soybeans, and if corn acres were able to hold steady thanks to favorable planting conditions, the scope to increase soybean acres is limited. We estimate a 900,000acre increase to 74.8 million acres. OUTLOOK: Soybeans joined the weather rally this week, gaining 61.5 cents in November and 66.5 cents in the July contract. Realistically, soybeans need to add another 2 million acres to avoid even greater price rationing ahead of the 2013 South American harvest. Absent a greater than 2-millionacre increase, soybeans look well-supported with the main risk factors being a reversal in production prospects that leads to an above trend yield. On the chart, the November contract neared the 2012 high of $13.97 set in April this week. Look for first support at $13.50 on a pullback. The other critical chart factor to watch is any violation of the previous week’s low, currently at $13.1775. ❖

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ical areas until the early July. The progression of the forecasts as we head into July along with the USDA reports at the end of June will dictate price direction. December corn certainly has a wide-range given the weather threat to the crop. Last week’s settlement (which was also the weekly low) of $5.06 is the first significant support level. March highs at $5.75 provide the first resistance level, while the 2012 high of $5.97 looms above that. SOYBEANS — Soybean conditions dropped 4 points from the good/excellent category, with Ohio and Indiana leading the decline. The nation’s poorest rated beans are in Missouri. Additional declines are expected in the upcoming week. The percentage rated in the good/excellent category has fallen 9 points since the initial rating two weeks ago. Weekly sales were 163 thousand metric tons for old-crop and 444 tmt for new-crop, but all-in-all, it was a quiet week on the U.S. export front. There probably is still some old-crop export demand during the late summer to be filled. Brazil was said to be seeking supplies from neighboring countries this week, and it appears that exportable supplies from South America are essentially gone until their next harvest. The average stocks estimate for June 1 soybean stocks is 635 million bushels, compared to 619 mil-

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EMSLIE, from pg. 14A Dried Distillers Grains imports from the United States. The trade dispute cut U.S. DDG exports in half in 2011 compared to 2010. The ending of the probe that was initiated in December of 2010 probably signals additional animal-feed demand from China. Exports remain lackluster with Brazil, Argentina and Ukraine capturing the market. Weekly sales were just 171 tmt. June 29 brings the key acreage and stocks reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The average estimate for June 1 corn stocks is 3.168 billion bushels according to the Bloomberg survey. June 1, 2011 stocks were 3.670. We anticipate a slightly higher level of feed usage occurred during the third quarter, putting our stocks estimate at 3.052 billion bushels. Corn acreage is expected to increase only slightly from the March intentions number of 95.86 million acres to 95.88 million acres. In our analysis, the planting pace is the best predictor of March to June acreage change. Despite a sharp price move favoring soybeans this spring, we expect the nearrecord planting pace to drive a small increase in acreage to 96.3 million acres. OUTLOOK: December corn rose to its highest level since March on Friday before retreating in some late-week profit taking to close up 48 cents on the week. Forecasts currently offer little rain for the crit-

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Scars from erosion are slow to heal started developing tillage equipment that left more crop residue on the soil surface. They started farming “on the contour” and building terraces to help control soil erosion from water. With these new practices they reclaimed the “Dust Bowl.” Two generations later, as I farmed those very fields I could still see the scars that were left on hilltops and experienced the loss of production in those areas. These are scars that heal slowly. So if I am sounding like a granola-eating, idealistic tree hugger, you need to know that is because I am passionate about soil conservation. It is interesting to note that conservation is the root of conservative. Could that be a Grain Angle with some staying power? Let’s keep the future generations of farmers in mind as we work toward the stewardship of the gift of God’s creation. ❖

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NEHER, from pg. 14A some granola-eating, idealistic tree hugger when I mention the topic of soil conservation. Yet, I am willing to take that chance, because we are talking about a natural resource that is irreplaceable. I will grant that I have been influenced by growing up on the High Plains and being the grandson of a man whose farm survived the “Dust Bowl” of the early 1930s. His land was also blessed with exceptionally deep, rich top soil. Yet their tillage practices left little crop residue on the surface of the fields. This left the soil vulnerable to the drought years that caused widescale wind erosion. Once the rains began to fall and break the drought the “blow dirt” was highly susceptible to water soil erosion. Grandpa’s generation learned that they had to make some changes in their farming practices. They


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Crop insurance program under pressure in bill debate The number of crop acres under a CRC policy in percent of the total premium amount in The Federal Crop Insurance program is 2011. The percentage of premium subsidy 2001 was approximately 170.4 million acres, comthe main risk management program that is higher at the lower coverage levels; how- pared to 245 million acres under an RP policy in is utilized by crop farmers across the 2011. Total crop insurance premiums in the United ever the premium subsidy per acre United States. States in 2001 was just under $3 billion, with a fedincreases at higher insurance coverage levIn 2011, a total of 264.1 million acres eral subsidy level of approximately $1.8 billion, and els. The crop revenue coverage insurance were covered by some type of crop insura subsidy rate of 59.8 percent. While in 2011, the policies, which are similar to today’s revance policy. In Minnesota, about 94 pertotal premiums paid were almost $11.9 billion, with enue protection policies, were introduced in cent of the state’s 2011 major crop 1996, in order to allow insurance protection a federal subsidy of $7.4 billion, and a subsidy rate of acreage was covered by crop insurance, 62.3 percent. on crop revenue (yield and price), rather including 7.6 million acres of corn, 6.7 FARM PROGRAMS than yield-only crop insurance policies. Premium subsidy levels vary from crop to crop, and million acres of soybeans and 1.5 million By Kent Thiesse are different at various insurance coverage levels. acres of wheat, as well as many acres In 1996, the average premium subsidy For example, on corn in Minnesota in 2011, the perfruits, vegetables and other crops. was about 30 percent, compared to an average of 62.3 percent today for simi- centage premium subsidy was 71 percent for a 60As a new farm bill is being develpercent RP insurance policy, 66 percent for a 75-perlar RP coverage. The higher value of oped, many members of Congress cent RP policy, and 49 percent most crops in and agricultural leaders are pushing for an 85-percent RP policy. for maintaining a strong crop insurance program as recent years has greatly increased the total federal The total premium subsidy the centerpiece of a risk protection program for U.S. Most corn and soybean expenditures for the crop insuraveraged $32.02 per acre on a crop producers. ance premium subsidies, which producers in Minnesota buy 60-percent RP policy, $38.30 per The Federal Crop Insurance program allows farm- has increased from $1.5 billion revenue protection crop acre on a 75-percent RP policy, ers to make individual decisions on crop insurance in 2002 to $7.4 billion in 2011. and $41 on an 85-percent RP insurance policies, which coverage for their various farm units. They can policy. The average insurance In 2000, Congress passed protect against the combichoose from a variety of types of insurance coverage premiums paid by farmers were the Agricultural Risk Protecand various coverage levels. The crop insurance pronation of yield losses and $13.12/acre for 60 percent covertion Act to encourage producers to gram is administered through private crop insurprice reductions during the age, $19.69/acre for 75-percent purchase higher coverage levels of ance companies and local crop insurance agents. growing season. coverage, and $42.75/acre for 85crop insurance. The thought Many Minnesota corn and soybean producers percent coverage. behind the ARPA legislation was have chosen “enterprise units” for their crop insur- that if more farmers had insurSee Table A and B on the next page for a complete ance coverage in 2011 and 2012, in order to keep ance coverage levels, it would eliminate the need for analysis of 2011 crop insurance premium subsidies their insurance premiums lower. The “enterprise expensive federal ad hoc crop disaster programs that for corn and soybeans. As mentioned earlier, the 50units” cover all the acres of a given crop in a county, were being passed nearly every year by Congress, percent CAT insurance coverage is 100 percent subas compared to “optional units” that cover specific following a crop disaster somewhere in the United sidized, and is provided at no charge to the producer. farm units, which is more favorable on farms with States. It would also reduce the need for free federal The average CAT insurance subsidy in the United higher crop loss potential. government farm programs such as Average Crop States is about $15/acre. Revenue Election, Supplemental Revenue Assistance Most corn and soybean producers in Minnesota The Environmental Working Group recently Program, Catastrophic, etc. buy revenue protection crop insurance policies, released results of a study conducted to analyze 2011 which protect against the combination of yield losses This concept worked somewhat, as we have seen crop insurance subsidies paid. Their study found and price reductions during the growing season. less federal ad hoc disaster programs in the last that 26 farm operations in the United States decade; however, ACRE and SURE were added in the received over $1 million in crop insurance premium The premiums paid by farmers for crop insurance last farm bill, and these programs are proposed to be subsidies in 2011, including three operations based coverage are subsidized by the federal government, replaced by the agriculture risk coverage program in in Minnesota. The data showed that 10,152 farm with an average subsidization rate of just over 62 the next farm bill. Catastrophic crop insurance con- operations nationwide received more than $100,000 tinues to provide minimal insurance coverage to in 2011 premium subsidies, which included 563 Minsome crop producers at no cost to the producer, and nesota farmers. In 2011, the total U.S. crop insurance is 100 percent subsidized by the federal government. premiums were just under $11.9 billion, with farmers paying approximately $4.5 billion, and federal In 2001, the year after the ARPA legislation was insurance subsidies making up about $7.4 billion. enacted, there were a total of 211.3 million acres in the United States under crop insurance policies at a The EWG data showed that a significant portion of total insurance coverage of $36.7 billion. By 2011, farmers receiving the total crop insurance subsidies that had increased to 264.1 million acres and total over $1 million per year raised corn, soybeans and insurance coverage of almost $113.4 billion. wheat. However, there was also a substantial number of operations that raise potatoes, tomatoes, apples, onions and grapes, which all tend to be higher valued specialty crops. Serving MN Ag for over 60 years Unlike other federal farm programs, crop insurance programs cover most crops that are raised in the United States, including fruit and vegetable crops. Adequate crop insurance coverage is important to producers of all crops. The EWG is a public interest organization, which Visit our website: has a strong political agenda, and is an active politiwww.letcherfarmsupply.com Call: cal lobbying organization. For the past couple of

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Farm bill proposal calls for 50 percent subsidy 2011 crop insurance summary for Minnesota • Net insurance acres at various crop insurance coverage levels. (Tables are for acres covered by all Revenue Protection policies in 2011.) • Average insurance coverage per acre. • Average total insurance premium and average farmer paid premium. • Average federal government subsidy per acre and subsidy rate. • Estimated number of crop acres to reach a potential $40,000.00 limit. Table A: Corn Coverage Net Coverage Total Farmer/ Subsidy/ Subsidy Acres level acres per acre prem/acre prem/acre acre rate to hit (%) (1,000) ($) ($/acre) ($/acre) ($/acre) (%) $40,000 50 36.1 417.79 27.17 7.53 19.64 72.3 2,037 55 11.2 475.48 32.17 8.36 23.81 74.0 1,680 60 32.8 501.19 45.14 13.12 32.02 70.9 1,249 65 260.0 587.17 41.34 14.19 27.16 65.7 1,473 70 1,171.5 635.46 51.40 17.55 33.86 65.9 1,181 75 2,644.0 709.95 57.99 19.69 38.30 66.0 1,044 80 2,244.4 792.24 67.55 25.52 42.04 62.2 952 85 496.7 864.80 83.75 42.75 41.00 49.0 976 Table B: Soybeans Coverage Net level acres (%) (1,000) 50 26.9 55 5.9 60 35.7 65 272.7 70 1,182.7 75 2,405.1 80 1,818.5 85 450.0

Coverage per acre ($) 245.27 259.66 261.59 310.23 352.39 409.52 479.78 533.19

Total prem/acre ($/acre) 14.75 19.22 26.51 28.83 34.06 39.86 45.67 55.49

Farmer/ prem/acre ($/acre) 4.26 6.34 8.86 10.74 11.98 14.54 18.77 28.76

Subsidy/ acre ($/acre) 10.49 12.88 17.66 18.09 22.08 25.32 26.90 26.72

Subsidy rate (%) 71.1 67.0 66.6 62.7 64.8 63.5 58.9 48.2

Acres to hit $40,000 3,813 3,106 2,265 2,211 1,811 1,580 1,487 1,497

Source: USDA Risk Management Agency website: www.rma.usda.gov

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insurance premium subsidies to any individual or entity with an adjusted gross income over $750,000 per year. Some have even suggested reducing the AGI threshold as low as $250,000. Using a means test, such as a $750,000 or $250,000 AGI limit for having subsidized crop insurance available would set a precedence, since no other federally subsidized insurance programs have such a means test. Using a means test may also be quite complicated and expensive to administrate. Some farm operations may be forced to change farm business structures from family partnerships and corporations in order to stay eligible for crop insurance, if this type of approach is enacted. Bottom line Crop insurance is not only a key risk management tool for corn, soybean and wheat producers, but also for producers of sweet corn, peas, potatoes and other vegetable crops, and newer ventures such as apples or grapes. The crop insurance premium subsidies help keep desirable levels of crop insurance affordable for producers of all sizes, and for a wide variety of crops. Crop insurance only makes payments when losses occur due to yield reductions or lower prices, unlike the current direct payments that pay producers of certain crops every year, regardless of production or revenues. In 2011, crop insurance indemnity payments were about 48 percent of the total insurance premiums. When critics discuss the cost of the crop insurance subsidies, they overlook the fact that the federal government receives back a portion of any insurance underwriting gains. Based on a recent study, a total underwriting gain of nearly $4 billion was returned to the U.S. Treasury from 2001-10, an amount which is not credited back to the crop insurance program. The availability of affordable crop insurance is also important to ag lenders that are funding farm operations. Sharp crop insurance premium increases, or restrictions in access to insurance coverage, could affect availability of ag credit in the future, especially for younger farmers with a high amount of rented crop land. Continuing a solid crop insurance program for the future may be the most important aspect of the current farm bill discussions. Kent Thiesse is a government farm programs analyst and a vice president at MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal, Minn. He may be reached at (507) 726-2137 or kent.thiesse@minnstarbank.com. ❖

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PROGRAMS, from pg. 16A decades, the EWG has been a strong proponent of significantly stricter payment limits to producers, and has called for significant changes and reductions in federal farm programs, including the elimination of direct payments, which is likely to occur in the next farm bill. It appears that the EWG has now switched its farm program emphasis toward targeting crop insurance subsidy levels. For more details, refer to the EWG website at http://ewg.org. As the new farm bill is being developed, some members of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, the EWG and other groups have called for changes and restrictions in crop insurance subsidy levels. One proposal calls for setting all crop insurance premium subsidy levels at 50 percent, as compared to the current average premium subsidy level of 62 percent. This would increase the farmer-paid average crop insurance premiums for most crops at all insurance coverage levels, except the 85-percent coverage level. It is estimated that this type of proposal would save the federal government around $1.2 billion per year in crop insurance subsidy costs. One question on this proposal would be whether or not CAT insurance coverage would continue to be offered at no charge to the producer (100 percent subsidy). If CAT insurance subsidies were treated similarly to regular 50-percent crop insurance coverage, it would save over an additional $100 million per year. Another proposal would restrict the total crop insurance premium subsidy to $40,000 per individual or farm operation. The higher crop value in recent years means that a larger number of farm operations would reach the premium subsidy limit, if a $40,000 limit were imposed. The GAO estimated that 33,690 farmers would hit that limit, based on 2011 data. Based on average 2011 premiums in Minnesota, 952 acres of corn, or 1,487 acres of soybeans would reach the $40,000 limit with 80percent RP insurance policies. This would mean that a typical corn and soybean crop operation of 1,100 to 1,200 acres could likely reach the $40,000 limit, which is certainly not a large operation by today’s standards. Many experts fear that this type of proposal may encourage some producers to forgo crop insurance. See Tables A and B for more estimates. Further proposals would restrict crop

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U.S. lawmakers get ‘dairy good’ treat at Ice Cream Party This column was written for the marcent on a 50-pound gain per cow but cow keting week ending June 22. numbers were unchanged. New York was also up 2.5 percent, on a 45-pound gain per The 30th Annual Capitol Hill Ice cow. Cow numbers were also unchanged. Cream Party was held June 21 for memPennsylvania was down 2.1 percent on a 15bers of Congress, families and staffs. pound per cow decline and 7,000 fewer cows. A press release stated that about 2,000 Other states with large gains in cow gallons of ice cream and frozen yogurt, numbers were Michigan, up 11,000 head; 6,000 root beer floats and 44 cases of New Mexico and Texas, each up 10,000; sundae toppings were expected to be MIELKE MARKET Arizona, up 8,000; Colorado, up 6,000; and served. The party is sponsored by the WEEKLY Indiana, Washington and Wisconsin up International Ice Cream Association, 5,000 each. States with fewer cows than a Milk Industry Foundation and the By Lee Mielke year ago included Iowa, Minnesota, National Cheese Institute, conMissouri, Pennsylvania and Vermont. stituent organizations of the International Dairy Foods Association. ■ Meanwhile, the USDA estimated 251,300 culled dairy cows were slaughtered under federal inspecIn the real world, U.S. milk production may be tion in May, up 11,500 from the 239,800 culled in slowing. The U.S. Department of Agriculture April 2012, and 31,300 more than May 2011. reported its May estimate for the top 23 dairy producing states at 16.4 billion pounds, up just 2.1 per- Through the first five months of 2012, cull cow cent from May 2011. The 50-state total, at 17.6 bil- slaughter totaled 1.294 million, up 55,500 from the same period in 2011. lion, was up 2 percent. Based on May’s Milk Production report indicating Revisions added 38 million pounds to last month’s there were about 9.27 million cows in the United preliminary data, putting output at 16 billion States, the May culling rate represented about 2.7 pounds, up 3.5 percent from 2011. percent of the nation’s herd. The big story in the data is cow numbers. The 23■ state total, at 8.52 million head, while up 77,000 from a year ago, was down 3,000 from April, the The cash dairy markets apparently liked what it first decline in 20 months. Output per cow averaged saw in the milk production data. Block cheese closed 1,924 pounds, up 22 from a year ago. the week at $1.6250 per pound, up a penny on the week but 50.5 cents below a year ago. The barrels California was up 1.9 percent from a year ago on closed at $1.6350, up 6.25 cents on the week, 44.25 16,000 more cows and 15 pounds more per cow. Wisconsin was up 2.4 percent, thanks to a 35-pound gain cents below a year ago, and a penny above the blocks. Three carloads of block found new homes on per cow and 5,000 more cows. Idaho was up 2.5 perthe week and one of barrel. The Agricultural Marketing Service-surveyed U.S. The Trailers We average block price climbed to $1.5879, up 3.6 cents, Have Come With while the barrels averaged $1.5492, up 1.8 cents. All Standard Production schedules at cheese plants are slowing Features as milk supplies appear to have passed the peak spring flush, according to the USDA’s Dairy Market * Dual jacks, Dexter axles, torque tubes, lockable chain box, News. Plant managers are keeping an eye on inventories and have reduced production in some cases. combo dove, LED lights, and more * Mozzarella producers are especially conscious of Prices & Options Subject To Change. reduced orders. Export demand has been helpful in mov25’ (20’ + 5’) 14,000 lb. GVW - Fully Equipped — $5,990 ing cheese out of the country, according to the USDA, but the strong U.S. dollar is hindering some sales. Drop STRONGHOLD ABU 14000# The Foreign Agricultural Service reported April The Top Choice ‘N Locks GVW TRAILER exports were up 31 percent from last year and up 12 in cattle handling Gooseneck equipment percent for the year. However, exports of butter and Since 1965 milkfat for April totaled 13.2 million pounds, down Hitch 29 percent from April 2011. Easy to Install, Easy to Haul, Cumulative exports for the first four months of the It’s That Simple! 18’ + 2’ year are running 32 percent behind last year. Saudi Starting at: Arabia, at 13.6 million pounds for the year, is the largest importer with a 15 percent increase from a year Chutes, Tubs, $3,595 ago. Butter and milkfat exports accounted for 5.9 perAlleys, etc. cent of total butter production during January to April. ■ Drop ‘n Lock MN distributor for (320) 543-2861 Speaking of exports, the Cooperatives Working Gooseneck Hitches Rol-Oyl cattle oilers www.diersag.com Together accepted 11 requests for export assistance 9283 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349 this week to sell a total of 1.7 million pounds of

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cheese to customers in Asia, South America, the Middle East, North Africa and South Pacific. The product will be delivered through November and raised the CWT’s 2012 cheese exports to 61.7 million pounds plus 45.2 million pounds of butter and anhydrous milkfat to 32 countries. ■ FC Stone’s June 19 eDairy Insider Closing Bell reported that the June 19 GlobalDairyTrade auction showed a significant decline in the average prices of commodities traded following a sharp rise two weeks ago. Anhydrous milkfat dropped 0.8 percent to $1.4025/lb., or $1.1242 adjusted to 80 percent butterfat equivalent; cheddar cheese prices fell 3.7 percent to $1.4139/lb.; milk protein concentrate 70 dropped 2.7 percent to $1.9115/lb.; rennet casein declined 1.9 percent to $3.079/lb.; and skim milk powder fell 4.8 percent to $1.2855/lb. Buttermilk powder prices rose 2.5 percent to $1.381/lb., according to the Insider, and whole milk powder prices climbed 2.7 percent to $1.3091/lb. ■ In other trade news, Dairy Profit Weekly reports that both U.S. neighbors are joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks. The United States and eight other countries — Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei — accepted Canadian and Mexican applications to become part of the TPP negotiations this week. The National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council strongly supported Canada’s participation in the TPP negotiations. Both groups agree that since Mexico has been invited to join the talks, it only made sense for the third member of the North American Free Trade Agreement to join as well. However, whereas Mexico and the United States already have removed all dairy trade barriers between them, this is not the case with respect to trade between Canada and the United States, a situation which the TPP must remedy, say the two organizations. The NMPF and USDEC trust that the approval by the U.S. government of Canada’s participation in the TPP talks has been accompanied by a clear understanding of U.S. expectations that all Canadian trade barriers against U.S. dairy products must be eliminated. Canadian officials said they would defend the country’s domestic dairy supply management program in TPP talks. ■ Cash butter started the week on a down note, rebounded and climbed to $1.5450, then reversed gears Friday ending six weeks of gain, and closed at $1.52, down 2 cents on the week and 54 cents below a year ago. Twenty-one cars were sold this week. AMS butter averaged $1.3877, up 2 cents. Churning schedules across the country are active, basically absorbing cream volumes from regular and ongoing suppliers, according to the USDA. Surplus cream volumes of earlier this spring are gone and churning activity is often keeping pace with demand, See MIELKE, pg. 19A


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Assess N levels in corn after heavy rains under Minnesota conditions. The only interpretation from many Minnesota studies on the pre-sidedress nitrogen test is that if the nitrate-nitrogen concentration is greater than 20 ppm then you do not need to apply extra nitrogen to the crop. This tool cannot be used to determine the amount of nitrogen fertilizer to apply. The second tool is University of Minnesota Extension’s Supplemental NitrogenWorksheet for Corn, which can be found at www.extension.umn .edu/corn/components/NitrogenWorksheet.pdf. This simple worksheet was developed in 1992 and has been modified and tested over the years as a means of helping people decide if supplemental nitrogen is needed. This decision aid is for situations when all of the nitrogen fertilizer was applied pre-plant, either in the fall or spring. It was not developed for determining nitrogen rates in a split-nitrogen program. Keep in mind that good judgment is still important when using this decision aid. The worksheet should be used in June while you have sidedress application options available. The worksheet outcome is based on the answers to three questions. Each answer is weighted on how it affected nitrogen in the soil. The tool provides options based on your score. This article was submitted by John Lamb and Daniel Kaiser, both soil fertility specialists with University of Minnesota Extension. ❖

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Nitrogen is important for corn growth, and has been a recent concern. The first concern was with the poor tillage conditions last fall. At that time, drought was the weather condition on everyone’s mind. Now with the record rainfalls, there are concerns that nitrogen has been lost to leaching or denitrification. Assessing leaching or denitrification problems If your field is tile drained, one of the first things to look at is if there is water draining from the tile. If not, then it is more than likely the soil was dry enough before the rain to store the water. The nitrate in the soil profile may have been moved deeper in depth but it will still be available for plant use. There is not enough water to cause the anaerobic conditions needed for denitrification to occur. If the tile line is draining water, then there is a chance that the soil is waterlogged. There may be some chance of denitrification, but if water is standing and soil temperatures are greater than 50 F, then denitrification can and will occur. Assessing the amount of available nitrogen There are really only two tools left at this time of the growing season to determine whether to apply more nitrogen to a growing corn crop under non-irrigated conditions. The first is the pre-side dress nitrate-nitrogen test. This soil test was developed at Iowa State University in the 1990s. The soil test was for a sample taken to a depth of one foot. The researchers in Iowa were able to calibrate it to an amount of nitrogen to apply. It does not work well

Pa., calling for an increase in the frequency of dairy market reporting, and requiring a feasibility study of reducing the number of classes of milk from four to two; and a second amendment from Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, requiring federal milk marketing procedural reforms, as well as elimination of endproduct pricing formulas, were approved. A third amendment, from Sen. Jim DeMint, RS.C., which called for prohibiting mandatory producer-funded checkoff programs, including the national dairy checkoff, was rejected. An amendment by Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., which called for a ban on the Environmental Protection Agency use of aerial surveillance of large livestock operations for compliance with Clean Water Act requirements, was also rejected. Provisions having the biggest impact on dairy farmers will be the components of the NMPF’s “Foundation for the Future” program and Rep. Collin Peterson’s, D-Minn., “Dairy Security Act,” which of course brought praise from the NMPF. House ag committee chair Frank Lucas, who said he wanted to formalize a House version of the farm bill soon after the July 4 recess, apparently has had a change of plans, according to Natzke. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recommended a delay in the House farm bill, in part to review the Senate’s final proposal, he said. In addition, the House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2013 USDA appropriations bill next week, and Cantor wants House ag committee members on the floor for that debate, instead of working on a farm bill. Lee Mielke is a syndicated columnist who resides in Everson, Wash. His weekly column is featured in newspapers across the country and he may be reached at lkmielke@juno.com. ❖

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$16.34, down from $18.55 at this time a year ago, and compares to $14.60 in 2010 and $11.08 in 2009. The University of Wisconsin’s Brian Gould predicts that the July Milk Income Loss Contract Payment will be about 86 cents/cwt. The AMS-surveyed butter price averaged $1.3766/lb., up 2.6 cents from June. Nonfat dry milk averaged $1.1008, down 4.5 cents. Cheese averaged $1.5703, up 4.6 cents, and dry whey averaged 50.52 cents, down 3 cents. ■ Looking “back to the futures,” after factoring in the announced federal order Class III prices and the remaining futures, the average Class III milk price for the first six months of 2012 stood at $15.70 on May 11 and $15.90 on June 15. The last half was averaging $16.13 on May 25, $15.96 on June 1, $16.53 on June 8, $16.59 on June 15, and was trading around $17.02 late morning June 22. ■ In politics, the Senate, Thursday, passed its version of the 2012 farm bill by a 64-to-35 vote, but the timetable for a House version became less clear, according to Dairy Profit Weekly’s Dave Natzke in Friday’s DairyLine broadcast. Faced with more than 200 amendments to its farm bill proposal, the Senate agreed to cut that to 73, Natzke said, spending much of the week voting on those amendments before tackling the entire bill. Two dairy-related amendments affecting federal milk market orders, one from Sen. Robert Casey, D-

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MIELKE, from pg. 18A thus inventory clearances are lighter. Class II cream demand is seasonally strong as ice cream and ice cream mix needs increase. Overall butter demand is good as retail features continue to clear good volumes of print butter and restaurant and food service outlets, especially in resort and holiday areas of the country. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk closed Friday at $1.2275, up a half-cent on the week. Extra Grade closed at $1.19, up 2 1/2. AMS powder averaged $1.0997, down 0.2 cent, and dry whey averaged 50.75 cents/lb., up a half-cent. The USDA’s June 15 Dairy Market News stated ahead of Monday’s Milk Production report that farm milk production was slipping gradually in most areas and that bottled milk demand was heading toward “the summer doldrums.” ■ Crop progress is reported to be at or ahead of expected development to date. North Central region farmers’ activities center around second cuttings on alfalfa, while cool weather and intermittent rain had Utah and Idaho alfalfa harvesting temporarily on hold. Corn in Texas improved with recent precipitation. ■ In milk pricing news, the July federal order Class I base milk price was announced by the USDA at $15.51 per hundredweight, up 27 cents from June but $5.52 below July 2011. That equates to about $1.33 per gallon and pushed the 2012 Class I average to

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CIH 535 Quad, '10, 800 hrs ..........................................$299,000 CIH 530 Quad, '07, 2335 hrs ........................................$225,000 CIH 500 Steiger, '11, 405 hrs ........................................$265,500 CIH 485 Steiger, '10, 425 hrs ........................................$229,500 CIH STX450Q, '02, 5095 hrs ........................................$149,000 CIH 435 Steiger, '08, 1250 hrs ......................................$205,000 CIH 330 Steiger, '07, 1840 hrs ......................................$150,000 CIH STX325, '02, 2250 hrs............................................$132,500 CIH STX275, '02, 2875 hrs............................................$125,000 CIH 9390, '97 ..................................................................$88,500 CIH 9380, '97, 4600 hrs ..................................................$79,500 CIH 9380, '96, 8075 hrs ..................................................$65,000 CIH 9370, '97, 4325 hrs ..................................................$84,500 CIH 9180, '89, 7600 hrs ..................................................$39,900 CIH 9170, '89, 7825 hrs ..................................................$56,500 Challenger MT865B, '06, 3745 hrs ................................$199,500 Ford 846, '93, 5785 hrs ..................................................$39,900 JD 9620T, '06, 3205 hrs ................................................$195,000 JD 8960, '91, 6540 hrs....................................................$64,500 NH T9060, '08, 1440 hrs ..............................................$212,000 NH TJ330, '07................................................................$139,500 Steiger KP1360, '83, 5330 hrs ........................................$29,500 Versatile 846, '88, 5510 hrs ............................................$30,000 Versatile 835, '78, 11,000 hrs..........................................$15,500

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TRACTORS AWD/MFD Continued

CIH 8950, 8725 hrs ........................................................$62,500 CIH 8940, '97, 4325 hrs ..................................................$67,500 CIH 7140, '91 ..................................................................$45,900 CIH 7130, '87, 5610 hrs ..................................................$45,500 Case 2590, '79, 6035 hrs ................................................$14,900 Case 580M, '06, 4400 hrs ..............................................$39,500 IH 6388, 7785 hrs............................................................$16,500 Challenger 65E, '01..........................................................$37,500 Ford 8970, '94, 8140 hrs ................................................$57,500 McCormick XTX215, '06, 870 hrs....................................$85,000 White 6175, '94, 8020 hrs ..............................................$42,500

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TRACTORS AWD/MFD CIH 335 Mag, '11, 50 hrs ..............................................$219,000 (2) CIH 335 Mag, '10 ........................................choice $151,900 CIH 305 Mag, '11, 1300 hrs ..........................................$167,500 (2) CIH 305 Mag, '10 ........................................choice $182,500 (2) CIH 305 Mag, '10 ........................................choice $151,900 CIH 305 Mag, '09, 1595 hrs ..........................................$182,500 CIH 290 Mag, '11, 180 hrs ............................................$192,500 CIH 275 Mag, '11, 600 hrs ............................................$172,500 CIH 275 Mag, '10, 600 hrs ............................................$172,500 CIH 275 Mag, '10, 800 hrs ............................................$175,000 CIH 275 Mag, '10, 950 hrs ............................................$155,500 CIH 275 Mag, '09 ..........................................................$175,000 CIH MX275, '06, 2020 hrs ............................................$129,500 CIH 245 Mag, '11, 300 hrs ............................................$153,500 CIH 245 Mag, '09, 2250 hrs ..........................................$129,500 CIH 245 Mag, '09, 2460 hrs ..........................................$129,500 CIH MX230, '04, 4400 hrs ..............................................$89,500 CIH 215 Mag, '11, 695 hrs ............................................$130,000 CIH 215 Mag, '10, 3100 hrs ..........................................$105,000 CIH 215 Mag, '09, 770 hrs ............................................$129,000 CIH 215 Mag, '09, 880 hrs ............................................$129,500 CIH MX200, '99, 8865 hrs ..............................................$65,000

COMBINES Continued

JD 2200, 38.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$24,500 JD 1000, 26.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$1,000 JD 985, 50.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$28,500 JD 980, 44.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$17,500 JD 980, 43.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$16,900 JD 980, 36.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$13,900 JD 980, 24.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$14,900 JD 980 Fld Cult ................................................................$14,500 JD 960, 36.5' Fld Cult ........................................................$6,900 Sunflower 5053, 39' Fld Cult ..........................................$19,900 White 375 Fld Cult ............................................................$3,500 Wilrich Quad5, 32' Fld Cult..............................................$16,500 Wilrich 2500, 27.4' Fld Cult ..............................................$1,950 Wilrich 13BWFC, 28' Fld Cult ............................................$2,500 CIH 3950, 22.5' Disk........................................................$21,500 CIH 3900, 33' Disk ..........................................................$14,900 CIH 496 Disk....................................................................$12,900 CIH 370, 31' Disk ............................................................$58,200 CIH 330, 34' Disk ............................................................$61,500 CIH 330, 25' Disk ............................................................$45,500 IH 490, 28' Disk ................................................................$4,950 JD BWF, 19' Disk ..............................................................$2,000 Sunflower 1434, 23' Disk ................................................$33,000 White 6x16 Disk ................................................................$1,500 Worksaver 940420 Disk........................................................$525

CIH 2366, '99, 3845 hrs ..................................................$79,500 CIH 2366, '91, 2845 hrs ..................................................$79,500 CIH 2188, '97, 3800 hrs ..................................................$69,500 CIH 2188, '97, 2365 hrs ..................................................$79,000 CIH 2188, '96, 2950 hrs ..................................................$72,500 CIH 2188, '96, 3045 hrs ..................................................$79,500 CIH 2188, '95, 3875 hrs ..................................................$56,500 CIH 2166, '97, 2535 hrs ..................................................$69,000 CIH 2166, '97, 4150 hrs ..................................................$62,500 CIH 2166, '96, 3250 hrs ..................................................$59,500 CIH 2166, '96, 3430 hrs ..................................................$63,500 CIH 1688, '94, 3305 hrs ..................................................$49,500 CIH 1688, '94, 4160 hrs ..................................................$39,500 CIH 1688, '93, 4560 hrs ..................................................$47,500 CIH 1680, '87, 3115 hrs ..................................................$29,500 CIH 1666, '93, 3180 hrs ..................................................$49,500 CIH 1660, '91, 3650 hrs ..................................................$27,000 CIH 1660, '87, 4605 hrs ..................................................$27,500 CIH 1640, '86, 3845 hrs ..................................................$14,500 IH 1460, '82, 4665 hrs ....................................................$10,500 IH 1440..............................................................................$5,900 Gleaner N6, '84, 3120 hrs..................................................$9,500 JD 9870, '09, 1100 hrs..................................................$256,000 JD 9860STS, '04, 2000 hrs ..........................................$169,500 JD 9660, '07, 1805 hrs..................................................$169,500 JD 9610, '96, 3265 hrs....................................................$62,500 JD 9600, '95, 4375 hrs....................................................$39,900 JD 9500, '89, 4520 hrs....................................................$37,950 JD 9400, '91, 4720 hrs....................................................$35,950 MF 750, '77 ......................................................................$3,500 NH TR97, '95, 3955 hrs ..................................................$29,500 NH TR86, '89, 3860 hrs ..................................................$18,500 NH TR86, '85, 3245 hrs ....................................................$9,900 NH 970, '03, 2020 hrs ..................................................$139,000

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COMPACT TRACTORS / RTV’s CIH 40 Farmall CVT ........................................................$36,250 CIH DX25E, '04, 175 hrs..................................................$13,900 Agco ST 40, '02, 435 hrs ................................................$15,500 Deutz 5220, '87, 1540 hrs ................................................$5,995 JD 4310, '02, 1090 hrs....................................................$21,000 Kubota B2920HSD, '08, 195 hrs......................................$16,250 Kubota BX2360T, '09 ........................................................$8,950 Kubota BX2230, '05, 310 hrs ............................................$8,950 Kubota BX2230, '04, 1965 hrs ..........................................$7,750 Kubota BX2200, '01 ..........................................................$8,750 Kubota BX1500, '04, 1235 hrs ..........................................$6,100 Artic Cat 500, '02, 950 hrs ................................................$2,950 Cub Cadet 4x4D Trail, '06, 670 hrs....................................$7,975 Kawasaki Mule, '02, 2670 hrs............................................$5,500 Kubota RTV900W, '06, 800 hrs ........................................$7,900 Kubota RTV900, '06, 935 hrs ............................................$7,950 Kubota RTV900, '05, 950 hrs ............................................$8,550 Kubota RTV900W, '04, 830 hrs ........................................$8,200 Steiner Hawk, '00 ..............................................................$3,250

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CIH JX70, '08, 250 hrs ....................................................$18,500 CIH 2404, '68, 5805 hrs ....................................................$4,950 IH M, '49............................................................................$2,500 IH 5088, '82, 9545 hrs ....................................................$19,500 IH 1086, '79, 6000 hrs ....................................................$16,900 IH 986, '81, 9130 hrs ......................................................$12,900 IH 756................................................................................$7,500 IH 706, '64, 8120 hrs ........................................................$4,900 Allis 7060, '76, 3140 hrs ..................................................$9,900 Deutz 9170, '90, 3565 hrs ..............................................$23,500 Oliver 1650, '67, 8475 hrs ................................................$6,500

SPRING TILLAGE Continued

CIH 1260, 36R22 ..........................................................$185,000 (2) CIH 1250, 24R30 ................................$113,900 & $163,000 (2) CIH 1250, 12R30 ....................................$58,000 & $59,000 (2) CIH 1240, 24R22 ..................................$98,500 & $125,000 CIH 1200, 36R20 ............................................................$49,500 CIH 1200, 16R30 ............................................................$38,000 (2) CIH 1200, 12R30 ....................................$48,500 & $52,500 CIH 955, 16R30 ..............................................................$21,500 CIH 955, 12R30 ..............................................................$18,500 CIH 950, 16R30 ..............................................................$22,000 CIH 950FF ........................................................................$19,500 CIH 950, 12R30 ..............................................................$16,900 CIH 950, 6R30 ..................................................................$7,500 CIH 900, 16R30 ..............................................................$14,900 CIH 900, 12RVF ................................................................$6,900 (3) CIH 900, 8R30 ..............................................$5,995 - $6,500 IH 800, 8R30 ....................................................................$2,100 JD DB44, 24R22 ............................................................$106,500 (2) JD 7300, 12R30 ......................................$12,500 & $12,900 JD 7200, 12R30 ..............................................................$17,950 JD 7200FF, 12R30............................................................$16,500 JD 1750, 6R30 ................................................................$21,900 (2) JD 1770, 16R30 ......................................$46,300 & $52,500 White 8524, 24R30........................................................$109,900 CIH 5400MT, 20' Drill ........................................................$6,950 CIH 5400, 20' Drill ............................................................$6,500 Great Plains 30' Drill........................................................$10,500 (3) Great Plains 20' Drill ....................................$4,500 - $5,800 JD 1520, 20' Drill ............................................................$17,250 JD 520, 20' Drill ................................................................$4,500

SPRING TILLAGE (2) CIH TM 200, 60.5' Fld Cult ............................choice $67,500 (4) CIH TM 200, 50.5' Fld Cult ........................$50,900 - $57,900 CIH TMII, 54.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$35,500 (2) CIH TMII, 50.5' Fld Cult ..........................$42,500 & $46,900 (2) CIH TMII, 46.5' Fld Cult ..........................$38,500 & $39,895 CIH TMII, 44.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$32,500 CIH TMII, 36.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$32,500 CIH 4300, 43' Fld Cult ....................................................$14,000 CIH 4300, 35' Fld Cult ....................................................$12,500 DMI TMII, 49.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$39,500 DMI TMII, 40.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$34,500 DMI TM, 44.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$12,500 JD 2210, 64.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$61,500 JD 2210, 50.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$55,900

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18 month interest waiver, see store for details! CIH 9120, '11, 290 hrs ..................................................$320,000 CIH 9120T, '10, 655 hrs ................................................$329,000 CIH 9120, '09, 725 hrs ..................................................$289,000 CIH 8120, '11, 210 hrs ..................................................$309,000 CIH 8120, '11, 250 hrs ..................................................$309,000 CIH 8120T, '10, 970 hrs ................................................$319,000 CIH 8120, '10, 190 hrs ..................................................$315,000 CIH 8120, '10, 1275 hrs ................................................$260,000 CIH 8120, '09, 930 hrs ..................................................$253,400 CIH 8120, '09, 1120 hrs ................................................$265,000 CIH 8120, '09, 1265 hrs ................................................$249,500 CIH 8120, '09, 1060 hrs ................................................$260,000 CIH 8010, '07, 1100 hrs ................................................$215,000 CIH 8010, '06, 865 hrs ..................................................$175,000 CIH 8010, '06, 1410 hrs ................................................$191,500 CIH 8010, '06, 1900 hrs ................................................$164,500 CIH 8010, '06, 1900 hrs ................................................$166,000 CIH 8010, '04, 2115 hrs ................................................$139,000 CIH 8010, '04, 2440 hrs ................................................$159,000 CIH 7120, '11, 285 hrs ..................................................$269,000 CIH 7120, '09, 915 hrs ..................................................$252,500 CIH 7120, '09, 940 hrs ..................................................$252,500 CIH 7088, '11, 585 hrs ..................................................$249,000 CIH 7088, '11, 640 hrs ..................................................$249,000 CIH 7088, '10, 470 hrs ..................................................$245,000 CIH 7088, '10, 810 hrs ..................................................$225,000 CIH 7088, '09, 845 hrs ..................................................$215,000 CIH 7010, '07, 2875 hrs ................................................$155,000 CIH 6088, '11, 470 hrs ..................................................$239,000 CIH 6088, '11, 545 hrs ..................................................$239,000 CIH 6088, '11, 500 hrs ..................................................$239,000 CIH 6088, '10, 450 hrs ..................................................$228,500 CIH 6088, '10, 525 hrs ..................................................$235,000 CIH 6088, '10, 500 hrs ..................................................$225,000 CIH 2588, '07, 1910 hrs ................................................$178,900 CIH 2388, '05, 2320 hrs ................................................$126,900 CIH 2388, '04, 1270 hrs ................................................$125,000 CIH 2388, '03, 2740 hrs ................................................$135,000 CIH 2388, '03, 2415 hrs ................................................$140,000 CIH 2388, '03, 2540 hrs ................................................$117,900 CIH 2388, '03, 2550 hrs ................................................$125,000 CIH 2388, '03, 2760 hrs ................................................$119,900 CIH 2388, '02, 2975 hrs ..................................................$99,000 CIH 2388, '01, 2400 hrs ..................................................$99,500 CIH 2388, '01, 2580 hrs ................................................$106,500 CIH 2388, '01, 3250 hrs ..................................................$99,900 CIH 2388, '00, 2000 hrs ................................................$115,000 CIH 2388, '00, 3295 hrs ..................................................$86,500 CIH 2388, '98, 3250 hrs ..................................................$85,700 CIH 2388, '98, 3780 hrs ..................................................$82,500 CIH 2377, '06, 1670 hrs ................................................$149,500 CIH 2366, '00, 2810 hrs ..................................................$89,500 CIH 2366, '00, 3135 hrs ..................................................$89,500

CIH 3020, 30' Beanhead ..................................................$30,000 CIH 2162, 35' Beanhead ..................................................$59,900 (2) CIH 2062, 36' Beanhead ..........................$45,000 & $48,000 CIH 2062, 30' Beanhead ..................................................$39,500 CIH 2020, 35' Beanhead ..................................................$27,900 (6) CIH 2020, 30' Beanhead............................$19,500 - $33,500 (3) CIH 2020, 25' Beanhead..........................$$18,900 - $23,000 CIH 2020, 20' Beanhead ..................................................$24,000 (30) CIH 1020, 30' Beanhead ..........................Starting at $5,900 (24) CIH 1020, 25' Beanhead ..........................Starting at $5,500 (3) CIH 1020, 22.5' Beanhead ............................$4,950 - $9,700 (3) CIH 1020, 20' Beanhead..............................$6,500 - $15,500 CIH 1020, 15' Cornhead ....................................................$8,500 CIH 920 Beanhead ............................................................$3,500 Deutz All 320 Beanhead ....................................................$3,500 (5) JD 930F, 30' Beanhead ................................$8,999 - $11,900 JD 920, 20' Beanhead........................................................$5,900 (3) JD 635F, 35' Beanhead ..............................$32,000 - $39,900 MacDon 2162, 40' Beanhead ..........................................$55,000 MacDon 2162, 35' Beanhead ..........................................$47,000 Macdon 30' Beanhead ....................................................$41,500 MF 9750, 25' Beanhead ....................................................$7,000 NH 960 Beanhead ..............................................................$1,400 CIH 3408, 8R30 Cornhead ..............................................$44,000 (2) CIH 2612 Cornhead..................................$81,500 & $82,300 (2) CIH 2608 Cornhead..................................$52,900 & $57,500 (8) CIH 2208 Cornhead ..................................$26,500 - $35,500 (4) CIH 2206 Cornhead ..................................$24,500 - $30,000 (2) CIH 1222 Cornhead..................................$13,900 & $16,900 CIH 922 Cornhead ............................................................$9,500 (9) CIH 1083 Cornhead ....................................starting at $9,500 (2) CIH 1063 Cornhead ........................................choice $15,500 IH 983, 9R22 Cornhead ..................................................$10,500 (2) IH 963, 6R30 Cornhead ..............................$4,500 & $7,950 (2) IH 883 Cornhead ..........................................$3,500 & $4,000 (2) IH 863 Cornhead ..........................................$2,500 & $4,500 Cat 1622 Cornhead ..........................................................$29,500 Cressoni 6R30 Cornhead ................................................$21,500 (6) Drago 12R22 Cornhead ............................$70,500 - $85,000 (2) Drago 12R20 Cornhead ............................................$84,500 Drago 10R30 Cornhead ..................................................$65,500 (3) Drago 10R22 Cornhead ............................$39,500 - $65,500 (16) Drago 8R30 Cornhead ............................$29,500 - $64,900 (2) Drago 8R22 Cornhead..............................$33,000 & $44,900 (3) Drago 6R30 Cornhead ..............................$41,500 - $51,500 Fantini 8R30 Cornhead ....................................................$34,000 Geringhoff 12R30 Cornhead ............................................$89,750 Geringhoff 8R30 Cornhead ..............................................$29,900 (3) Geringhoff Roto Disc ................................$29,900 - $36,500 Gleaner Hugger Cornhead..................................................$8,950 Gleaner 6R30 Cornhead ....................................................$3,500 Harvestec 4306C Cornhead ............................................$34,000 (4) Harvestec 8R30 Cornhead ........................$25,000 - $39,500 Harvestec 6R30 Cornhead ..............................................$15,900 JD 1293, 12R30 Cornhead ..............................................$45,500 JD 1290, 12R20 Cornhead ..............................................$49,950 (4) JD 893, 8R30 Cornhead ............................$15,900 - $33,000 JD 843, 8R30 Cornhead ....................................................$7,500 JD 843, 8R22 Cornhead ..................................................$10,000 Lexion C512R30 Cornhead ..............................................$38,000 NH 962 Cornhead ..............................................................$1,400 (2) IH 810 Platform............................................$1,500 & $2,250 JD Platform........................................................................$1,500 Homemade 4 Wheel Head Transport ................................$1,000

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FALL TILLAGE

(7) CIH 870, 22' Subsoiler ..............................$59 (3) CIH 870, 18' Subsoiler ..............................$54 CIH 870, 14' Subsoiler ......................................... (5) CIH MRX690 Suboiler ..............................$19 (5) CIH 9300, 22.5' Subsoiler ........................$24 (2) CIH 9300, 9 Shank Subsoiler ..................$36, (10) CIH 730B Subsoiler ................................$17 (7) CIH 730C Subsoiler ..................................$32 CIH 530C, 12.5' Subsoiler ................................... DMI 9300, 22.5' Subsoiler ................................... DMI 9300, 22' Subsoiler....................................... DMI 1300, 17.5' Subsoiler ................................... DMI 730B Subsoiler ............................................. (5) DMI 730B, 17.5' Subsoiler ........................$15 (3) DMI 730B, 7 Shank Suboiler ....................$17 (4) DMI 730, 7 Shank Subsoiler .................. $12 DMI 530B, 12.5' Subsoiler ................................... (2) DMI 530, 5 Shank Subsoiler ....................$11, (2) DMI CCII, 11.5' Subsoiler ............................$5 Bourgault 2200, 30' Subsoiler ............................. Brillion LCS7-2 Subsoiler ..................................... (20) JD 2700 Subsoiler ..................................$19 JD 960 Subsoiler ................................................. (2) JD 512, 22.5' Subsoiler ..................................c (3) JD 512, 22' Subsoiler................................$40 (2) JD 512, 17.5' Subsoiler ..................................c (3) JD 512, 9 Shank Subsoiler ........................$23 JD 510, 7 Shank Subsoiler ................................... Krause 4850, 18' Subsoiler ................................. M & W 2900 Subsoiler ......................................... M & W 2200 Subsoiler ......................................... M & W 1875, 17.5' Subsoiler ............................... (2) M & W 1860, 9 Shank Subsoiler..................$8 M & W 1465, 7 Shank Subsoiler ......................... NH ST770, 17.5' Subsoiler ................................... Sunflower 4411, 9 Shank Subsoiler ..................... (6) Wilrich V957DDR Subsoiler ......................$23 IH 4700, 30' Chisel Plow ..................................... Hiniker 816M Chisel Plow..................................... (2) CIH 800, 10 Bottom MB Plow ....................$8, CIH 800, 9x18 MB Plow ....................................... IH 720, 6x18 MB Plow ......................................... JD 3710, 9 Bottom MB Plow ............................... JD 724, 30' Combo Mulch ................................... DMI 45 Crumbler ................................................. DMI 18' Crumbler ................................................. Great Plains 20' Crumbler..................................... Hiniker 5700, 24' Rotary Hoe ............................... JD 400, 40' Rotary Hoe .......................................

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FORAGE EQUIPMENT

Gehl CB1265 PT Forg Harv................................... Gehl 1075 PT Forg Harv ....................................... NH FP240 PT Forg Harv ....................................... NH FP230 PT Forg Harv ....................................... (4) Claas PU380HD Hayhead ........................ $14 (2) Claas PU380 Pro Hayhead ......................$23, (7) Claas PU380 Hayhead ............................ $11 Claas PU300 Hayhead........................................... (2) Gehl HA1210 7' Hayhead .............................. Gehl 7' Hayhead.................................................... JD 640B Hayhead ................................................. JD 7' Hayhead ...................................................... JD 5HP, 5.5' Hayhead .......................................... NH 3500 Hayhead................................................. NH 355W Hayhead ............................................... NH 340W Hayhead ...............................................


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ESTERS

248-3733 583-6014 .........$335,000 .........$295,000 .........$275,000 .........$275,000 .........$255,000 .........$279,000 .........$242,000 .........$175,000 .........$180,000 .........$165,500 .........$168,000 .........$158,500 .........$147,000 .........$184,500 .........$175,000 .........$162,000 .........$155,000 ...........$59,500 ...........$24,000 .........$115,000 .........$108,000

Versatile 400, '76 ..............................................................$2,800 NH 1441, 16' PT Windrower............................................$21,500 CIH DHX181 Windrower Head ........................................$20,000 (2) CIH 8360, 12' MowCond..............................$4,900 & $6,900 CIH 8340, 9' MowCond ....................................................$7,950 (2) CIH 8312, 12' MowCond ..................................choice $9,500 CIH DCX161 MowCond....................................................$20,500 CIH SC412 MowCond ........................................................$7,900 Gehl DC2412 MowCond ..................................................$10,900 Hesston 1160, 14' MowCond ............................................$5,350 JD Moco946 MowCond ..................................................$29,500 JD 1600, 14' MowCond ....................................................$6,995 JD 945, 13' MowCond ....................................................$15,000 NH 1475 MowCond ..........................................................$7,500 NH 1411 MowCond ..........................................................$6,500 NH 415, 11' MowerCond ..................................................$5,500 (2) NH 116, 14' MowCond ................................$5,900 & $6,500 JD 260A, 6' Disc Mower....................................................$1,650 Kuhn GMD600 Disc Mower ..............................................$4,000 Kuhn GMD55 Disc Mower ................................................$3,900 NH H6730 Disc Mower ......................................................$7,750 IH 120, 7' Sickle Mower ......................................................$795 CIH FC60, 60" Rotary Mower ................................................$550 Cyclone 17-C50-RD Rotary Mower....................................$1,850 Landpride AFM4211 Rotary Mower ................................$12,500 Landpride FDR2584 Rotary Mower ..................................$2,750 Tonutti FM180 Rotary Mower ............................................$1,850 Woods RD7200D Rotary Mower ......................................$1,895 H & S TWM9 Wind Merg ................................................$26,500 H & S 166 Wind Merg ......................................................$3,850 (3) Millerpro 14-16 Wind Merg .................... $26,500 - $33,500 NH 166 Wind Merg............................................................$3,750 Oxbo 14-16 Wnd Merg ....................................................$48,000 Kuhn GA8521 Rake..........................................................$23,500 Kuhn GA7301 Rake..........................................................$14,500

BALERS CIH RB564 Rnd Baler ......................................................$27,900 (3) CIH RBX562 Rnd Baler ............................$12,500 - $14,500 CIH RBX464, 4x6 Rnd Baler ............................................$22,500 CIH 8530 Rec Baler ..........................................................$7,500 CIH 3650, 5x6 Rnd Baler ..................................................$6,995 (3) Claas 280RC Rnd Baler ............................$19,500 - $21,500 Claas 255 Rnd Baler ........................................................$26,500 Hesston 530, 4x4 Rnd Baler ..............................................$8,500 JD 567, 5x6 Rnd Baler ....................................................$19,500 JD 535, 5x6 Rnd Baler ......................................................$7,500 NH BR780A Rnd Baler ....................................................$17,800 NH BR780 Rnd Baler ......................................................$15,900 New Idea 4865, 5x6 Rnd Baler ..........................................$9,500 CIH LBX432 Rec Baler ....................................................$64,500 CIH 8575 Rec Baler ........................................................$29,500 CIH 8530 Rec Baler ..........................................................$7,500 JD 327 Rec Baler ..............................................................$4,950 (2) NH BB940A Rec Baler ..............................$49,500 & $67,500 NH 315 Rec Baler ..............................................................$3,500 NH 276 Rec Baler ..............................................................$3,195

SPRAYERS - SELF-PROPELLED Rudy Lusk - (507) 227-4119 CIH 4260, 98, 4270 hrs ..................................................$79,900 Tyler Patriot II, '92, 4220 hrs ..........................................$35,900 Willmar 765, 2650 hrs ....................................................$22,900

SPRAYERS - PULL-TYPE Ag Chem 1000 ................................................................$13,500 Bestway 500 Gal ..................................................................$975 Blumhardt 60' ....................................................................$3,350 Demco Conquest ............................................................$19,500 Femco 27D, 150 Gal ..........................................................$1,250 Redball 690, 2000 Gal ....................................................$29,500 Redball 670, 1200 Gal ....................................................$21,500 Redball 670, 90' ............................................................$20,000 Redball 565......................................................................$15,500 Top Air 1600R90, '11 ......................................................$39,500 Top Air 1600R90, '11 ......................................................$41,000 Top Air 1600R90, '11 ......................................................$42,500

Case SR250, '12, 2 hrs....................................................$42,500 Case 1845C, '94 ..............................................................$12,900 Case 1840, '95, 4395 hrs ................................................$10,500 Case 1840, '91, 6355 hrs ..................................................$9,850 Case 1840, '89, 3350 hrs ..................................................$9,900 Case 1840, 5695 hrs..........................................................$8,500 Case 1825, '89, 4000 hrs ..................................................$5,500 Case 450CT, '08, 1570 hrs ..............................................$41,500 Case 445, '06, 1975 hrs ..................................................$30,500 Case 440, '10, 575 hrs ....................................................$31,500 Case 440, '07, 1250 hrs ..................................................$24,900 Case 440, '07, 2330 hrs ..................................................$22,500 Case 435, '07, 1050 hrs ..................................................$20,900 Case 430, '09, 1500 hrs ..................................................$27,500 Case 430, '09, 2560 hrs ..................................................$21,500 Case 430, '08, 400 hrs ....................................................$27,500 Case 430, '08, 990 hrs ....................................................$24,900 Case 430, '06, 2105 hrs ..................................................$17,900 Case 430, '06, 3905 hrs ..................................................$22,000 Case 420, '06, 2750 hrs ..................................................$15,000 Case 40XT, '02, 1735 hrs ................................................$15,900 Bobcat 773, '01, 5765 hrs ..............................................$12,500 Bobcat 753 ........................................................................$8,500 Bobcat S-185, '07, 3100 hrs............................................$21,500 Bobcat T250, '04, 4820 hrs ............................................$17,800 Cat 236B, '06, 1975 hrs ..................................................$23,500 Daewoo 2060XL, '02, 3070 hrs ........................................$9,500 Gehl 7800, '01, 6395 hrs ................................................$18,500 Gehl 7810 Turbo, '04, 3350 hrs ......................................$34,500 Gehl 5640E, '06, 1650 hrs ..............................................$19,750 Gehl 5240E, '10, 380 hrs ................................................$27,500 Gehl 4840E, '06, 1160 hrs ..............................................$18,500 Gehl 4840, '05, 770 hrs ..................................................$19,900 Gehl 4835SXT, '00 ..........................................................$10,900 Gehl 4825SX, '98, 5640 hrs ..............................................$8,500 Gehl 4640, '05, 3295 hrs ................................................$18,000 Gehl 4625SX, 425 hrs........................................................$9,950 Gehl 3825 ..........................................................................$9,500 JD 328, '05, 5180 hrs......................................................$19,500 JD 320, 2210 hrs ............................................................$19,900 NH LX565, 1920 hrs ........................................................$10,250 NH LX565, '96 ..................................................................$7,900 Rounder L600....................................................................$2,300 Kubota KX91-2, '97 ........................................................$14,500

MISCELLANEOUS Alloway 22CD, 22' Shredder............................................$12,500 (2) Alloway 20' Shredder ..................................$4,500 & $5,500 Alloway 15' Shredder ......................................................$11,500 Balzer 5205M, 30' Shredder ..............................................$7,400 Hiniker 5600, 15' Shredder..............................................$12,500 Hiniker 1700, 20' Shredder..............................................$11,500 JD 520, 20' Shredder ......................................................$17,500 JD 220, 20' Shredder ......................................................$12,500 JD 120, 20' Shredder ........................................................$3,950 JD 115, 15' Shredder ......................................................$12,000 Loftness 360BS Shredder................................................$10,000 Loftness 264, 22' Shredder ............................................$15,900 (3) Loftness 240, 20' Shredder......................$13,500 & $19,500 Loftness 22' Shredder ......................................................$7,900 (2) Loftness 20' Shredder..................................$3,500 & $8,500 Rhino RC15, 15' Shredder ..............................................$12,500 Wilrich 22' Shredder........................................................$12,900 (2) Woods S20CD Shredder ..........................$15,900 & $16,750 (2) Woods 22' Shredder ..................................$5,500 & $10,500 Woods 20' Shredder........................................................$10,900 Woods 15' Shredder........................................................$10,500 Alcart 1520 Forage Box ..................................................$44,000 Forage King CCF71, 14' Forage Box ..................................$1,995 Meyers 4918, 18' Forage Box ..........................................$10,000 Millerpro 9015 Forage Box ..............................................$42,000 NH 816 Forage Box............................................................$8,000 (3) CIH 600 Forage Blower..................................$1,900 - $4,500 Gehl 1580 Forage Blower......................................................$500 Millerpro 1060 II Forage Blower ........................................$7,500 Knight 7725 Manuer Spreader ..........................................$5,600 CIH 1360 Grinder Mixer ....................................................$9,500 Lorenz 100 Grinder Mixer..................................................$3,500 Brandt 1060 SWD Auger ..................................................$5,500 Feterl 8x60 Auger ..............................................................$2,500 GSI 10x31E Auger ............................................................$3,300 Hutch 8x72 Auger..............................................................$1,850

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FORAGE Continued NH 27P Hayhead................................................................$3,200 (3) Claas Orbis 900 Cornhead ....................$110,000 - $111,000 (3) Claas Orbis 750 Cornhead ........................$76,000 - $79,000 Claas Orbis 600 Cornhead ..............................................$68,000 (13) Claas RU600, 8R30 Cornhead ................$24,500 - $59,000 (2) Claas RU450XTRA Cornhead ..................$42,000 & $46,000 (12) Claas RU450 Cornhead............................$28,000 - $48,000 (2) Gehl TR330 Cornhead ..................................$2,600 & $3,500 (2) JD 688 Cornhead ....................................$28,000 & $51,500 JD 678, 8R30 Cornhead ..................................................$43,000 JD 666, 6R30 Cornhead ..................................................$12,500 JD 4R30 Cornhead ............................................................$5,500 JD 3R30 Cornhead ............................................................$2,600 Kemper 4500 Cornhead ..................................................$29,500 Kemper 3000 Cornhead ..................................................$22,000 NH 824, 2R Cornhead........................................................$3,900 NH 3PN Cornhead..............................................................$8,500 (2) NH R1600 Cornhead ................................$39,500 & $42,500

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Misunderstandings result in relationship rifts and drift Some say you’ll find them wherever the wind blows; just the opposite is true for farmers who are spraying their crops. “So where are you going to spray in the morning?” I ask Mike at the end of the day. His answer is always dependent on wind direction. THE BACK PORCH He’ll do the south farm if By Lenae Bulthuis there’s not a straight east wind because that would kill the neighbor’s corn. He needs a still morning or evening to spray his dad’s soybeans because it’s sandwiched between cornfields. A chemical drift in either direction would do serious crop damage. And then he always seeks to be mindful of vegetable and flower gardens that border his fields. From a bird’s eye view, fields of alfalfa, corn, soybeans and sugar beets look like a beautiful patchwork quilt of vegetation on the prairie. From ground level those crop differences demand extra care and attention so all plants can thrive. What helps one farmer’s crop flourish can stunt or ruin another. Yet sometimes, even when extreme caution is used, drift happens and restoration needs to be made. The same is true of people. We get planted in the workplace, in communities, and even in families next to people who are as different from one another as sugar beet and corn seeds. From the safety of the boat at the Magic Kingdom’s ride, “It’s a Small World” it’s a beautiful patchwork of relationships. Gliding through the ride, you’ll hear almost 300 brightly costumed dolls representing more than 100 nations sing, “It’s a

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“How you would go instantly and do the thing that you might never have another chance to do.” At our middle daughter, Stephanie’s, bridal shower one of the pieces of wisdom that her aunt shared with Stephanie and her guests is that when you establish a new home you’re bringing different families and life experiences into your marriage. One of the ways you can strengthen your marriage is to remember that much of our personal preferences are not about one side being right and the other side being wrong, it’s just different. It’s a thought I’ve repeated often over the past few weeks in my own relationships. So much grace can be extended over so many different scenarios when you can say, “It’s not right or wrong; it’s just different.” Chemical drifts can destroy crops and the drift of misunderstandings can destroy relationships. There’s no better time than today to do what we might never have another chance to do. Lenae Bulthuis is a wife, mom and friend who muses from her back porch on a Minnesota grain and livestock farm. ❖

Take care; don’t let your pets become victims of summer heat Swimming, barbecuing and experiencing the other joys of summer also means welcoming the heat. As temperatures rise this time of year, it is critical to protect pets from heat exhaustion. No single temperature is considered too hot for animals, but temperatures in the high-80s and above can pose problems for pets, said Stacy Eckman, lecturer at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Generally, if it’s too hot for the pet’s owner to be outside, it’s too hot for the pet. Each pet differs in the amount of heat it can endure. For example, cats are usually more tolerant of heat than dogs and can often find a shady place to lounge. Overweight dogs and brachycephalic dogs, or short-nosed dogs such as bulldogs, are at greater risk of heat stroke or exhaustion, even over short periods, she said. Dogs genetically sensitive to heat or not acclimated to the heat, such as indoor dogs, are also at higher risk. Dogs with long, thick coats as well as those with short, thin coats can become overheated. Even dogs that routinely exercise vigorously can become overheated in the late spring and early days of summer. “The perfect example of this is a dog who goes to the dog park on a nice, warm spring day, when they have not been all winter, and they play with a Frisbee and run more than normal,” she said. Eckman recommends taking precautions for all

types of dogs. The first symptoms of heat exhaustion, she said, generally are lethargy and listlessness. “They pant to try to cool themselves and can be anxious as they try to find a cool place,” she said. If pets are outside for too long and become overheated, they can develop diarrhea and vomiting, which could lead to shock, she said. Eckman recommends immediately taking a pet with these symptoms to a veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment. She stresses that pet owners should not put cold water or ice packs on the animal because that makes it harder for them to cool off. To prevent heat exhaustion, Eckman suggests providing shade and fans for pets. She also emphasizes the importance of having enough water for pets. “Dogs cool themselves by panting, and this can dehydrate them, so they will need more water than you may think,” she said. It’s also crucial to not overwork animals. Start slowly when exercising. “Take breaks during exercise or play to make sure they cool down and off,” she said. Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. More information is available at http://tamunews.tamu.edu. This column is distributed by CNHI News Service. CNHI is parent company to The Land. ❖


Reel Faith Outdoors senior fishing outing has ’em hooked Dave Lindquist (back) and Tom Davis of Reel Faith Outdoors assist Pathstone Living residents during a fishing outing at Madison Lake.

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of a nibble. No matter. “It’s good just to get out,” he said, turning his face to soak up the sunshine. Bella Creel echoed his sentiments about being at the lake, uncooperative fish notwithstanding. “Let’s see,” she said. “The last time I was fishing my boys were about ... oh, it’s been at least 35 years.” As a young girl, she frequently fished while attending summer camp at Silver Lake and later on Big Sandy Lake. She pulled a toy frog from her bag and propped it on the edge of the fishing pier. “That’s my luck frog. I brought it along from my frog collection for good luck,” she said. But in two hours of fishing, even Bella’s good luck frog wasn’t enough. Unlike last year when all of the residents caught fish — lots of small bluegills, several bass, Allen’s sheepshead — not a fish was caught during the June outing. “I didn’t do my homework,” Davis said, gesturing to the green-tinged water. “It looks like it normally looks in late-July. We probably should have gone to the other pier.” But if it mattered to the gang from Pathstone that the fish weren’t very cooperative, it didn’t show. Lined up on the public fishing pier, fishing poles in hand, they may not have caught any fish. But perhaps for a moment, while gazing past motionless bobbers, they caught a small measure of their youth. John Cross is a Mankato (Minn.) Free Press staff writer. Contact him at (507) 344-6376 or jcross@mankatofreepress.com or follow him on Twitter @jcross_photo. ❖

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MANKATO, Minn. — Deaf Allen is no stranger to fishing. For more than 20 years, she and her husband owned a cabin on Leech Lake and some pretty fair fishing was found right outside their door. Even after her husband’s passing in the 1980s and the subsequent sale of that abode, she still could hang her hat on a relative’s trailer parked near Lake Mille Lacs where a potential meal of walleye fillets was but a lucky cast away. Time marches on and eventually, she fell out of the anglers’ fold, taking up residence at Pathstone Living in Mankato, close to friends and neighbors but far from any fishing opportunities. Early in June, along with several other residence of the senior living facility, she once again was soaking up the sun, pole in hand, intently watching her bobber as it floated on Madison Lake. At the other end of the public fishing pier at North Shore Park, Tom Davis and David Lindquist, members of Reel Faith Outdoors, were busy baiting hooks and casting out lines for some of her Pathstone neighbors. Reel Faith Outdoors, co-founded by Davis and Tom Brunz, both local professional tournament fishermen, is an organization grounded in Christian faith and outdoor pursuits. “This is the third year we’ve done this,” Davis said of the recent outing. “The residents really seem to enjoy it. They start talking about it a month before the trip and for six months afterwards. It’s a real hoot.” Allen participated in the fishing trip last year, the first time in more than two decades since she last held a fishing pole. Even though she managed to catch a fish last year, as a veteran angler accustomed to landing more glamorous fish, she was a bit chagrined at the species.” “A sheepshead — about two pounds,” Allen admitted. “It was a little bit embarrassing.” A few wheelchairs down the line, Rudolph Hummer kept the line of his spinning reel between his thumb and finger to better detect a nibble. He was born, raised and farmed all his life along the Blue Earth River upstream from Rapidan. “As kids, we’d go down to the river and fish for carp, sheepshead, crappies, a few walleye,” he said. His bobber floated motionless on the nearly-becalmed lake with nary a sign

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Real recipes for real people — and they’re even healthy Cookbook Corner By SARAH JOHNSON The Land Correspondent Wander through the cookbook aisle of a bookstore lately? It’s incredible how many cookbooks and diet books are being published these days. Some show you how to cook without carbs, fats, salt, gluten or sugar (sometimes without flavor, too). Others take you to exotic locales so you can see all the ingredients you can’t possibly find in your town. Some just promise eternal good health. So who do you trust? Surely not the blurbs that say “as seen on TV,” hmmm? Famous chefs are trustworthy, but can you cook their weird food? Do you really want to? My money is on folks who’ve been around a few years, learned what normal people like and don’t like, and are backed up by a whole lot of loyal readers. “The New American Heart Association Cookbook,” now in its fifth edition, fits that description to a T-bone. (Sorry.) It’s all about healthy, tasty food that anybody can prepare. It has sold 3 million copies over 35 years. ’Nuff said. With 600 recipes, including 150 new ones for the latest edition, there is no culinary obstacle you cannot overcome. My biggest obstacles tend to be in the area of inspiration, but with recipes like the ones following, you won’t have to wonder “what’s for dinner” anymore. ■ You don’t have to cook the rice separately for this next recipe; just add it during the last half hour of cooking time for perfect fluffiness. The dillweed is the secret ingredient that really makes the flavors pop. Slow-Cooker Dilled Chicken with Rice, Green Beans and Carrots 2 medium carrots 1 cup frozen green beans 1 medium rib of celery, sliced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dillweed, crumbled 1/8 teaspoon cayenne or 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded

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The Johnson clan gives three out of four ‘yums’ to Tex-Mex Cucumber Salad 1 (10.75-ounce) can low-fat condensed cream of chicken soup (lowest sodium available) 1 cup water 2 cups uncooked instant brown rice In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together the carrots, green beans, celery, onion, dillweed and pepper. Put the chicken on top. In a small bowl, whisk together the soup and water. Pour over the chicken. Cook, covered, on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or on low for 5 to 6 hours, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the vegetables are tender. If using the low-heat setting, turn to high. Stir in the rice. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender. ■ Poaching is my favorite method for cooking fish, because it doesn’t require any messy breading or scalding oil or even turning the oven on. Just season up some H20, plunk in your fish, and in a couple of minutes you have fish that’s perfectly cooked and flavorful with hardly any naughty things like fat or too much salt. Fish in Crazy Water even supplies an aromatic, vegetable-laden topping for your dining pleasure. Fish in Crazy Water 4 mild fish steaks or fillets, such as halibut (about 4 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup white wine (regular or nonalcoholic) 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped 2 Italian plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped

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1 tablespoon capers, drained and crushed 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 medium garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley Sprinkle the fish with salt. In a large skillet, stir together the remaining ingredients except the parsley. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the fish, turning to coat. Increase the heat to medium high and return to a simmer. Cook, covered, for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish, or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Using a slotted spatula, transfer the fish to plates. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the vegetables and capers over the fish. Sprinkle with the parsley. ■ I wanted to bring a unique topping to a run-ofthe-mill taco potluck, so I tried a batch of TexMex Cucumber Salad. The lime juice “cooks” the veggies a bit, making it similar to pico de gallo but with the fresh snap of cucumber. Three out of four “yums” from the Johnson gang; one of us won’t touch a cuke with a nuke. Tex-Mex Cucumber Salad 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced 1/3 cup picante sauce (lowest sodium available) 2 medium green onions, finely chopped 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin preferred) 1 medium garlic clove, minced To seed cucumber easily, cut them in half lengthwise and run the tip of a teaspoon down the center. Put the ingredients in a small bowl, tossing to combine. Serve immediately for peak flavor. ■ Those gorgeous baby beets that’ll be springing up at farmer’s markets and supermarkets this summer are the perfect match for the sweet-and-sour syrupy goodness of Harvard Beets. Loaded with All the Beneficial Nutrients in the Universe (I exaggerate a tad), beets should be eaten often. Period. Harvard Beets 2 pounds fresh beets, stems trimmed to 1 to 2 inches, root ends left uncut, or 2 (15-ounce) cans nosalt-added beets, drained and diced Sauce: 1/3 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon salt If using fresh beets, put them in a large saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a knife easily pierces the beets.

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Buffalo wings on the grill easy, fun dish to make Set up the grill for indirect heat, meaning you pile the coals on one side of the grill. Once the coals are 75 percent ashen, sprinkle with hickory chips. Prior to starting the grill, wash, dry and cut the chicken wings in half, then cut off the wing tip and discard. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. The sauce I use is as authentic as it can be. You can also use BBQ sauce as a replacement, but the end result will be nothing like a Buffalo wing, although it would be quite delicious. Buffalo wing sauce 1 1/2 cups Frank’s Hot Sauce 1/4 cup unsalted butter 3 tsp white wine vinegar Over medium heat, combine all the ingredients and stir until the butter is melted and incorporated into the hot

sauce. Place the chicken wings on the portion of the grill which is opposite the coals. Cover, and let cook for 20 to 30 minutes. This is where the wing becomes infused with the smoky flavor. Take half of the sauce outside and baste the wings. Now, move the wings directly over the coals and turn them frequently. Stay with it, as they will flare up pretty quickly. The purpose is to give the skin a little texture and crunch.

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Use whatever fruits you like COOKBOOK, from 24A Drain well in a colander. Let cool slightly. Wearing disposable plastic gloves (to keep from staining your fingers), slip the skins off. Dice the beets. In a large saucepan, whisk together the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened, whisking occasionally. Stir in the beets. Cook for 2 minutes, or until heated through. ■ Spice up your old-school fruit pizza with Gingersnap Fruit Tart, a grownup version that kids love, too. Use whatever soft fruits titillate your tongue, as long as there’s a lovely variety of color. Gingersnap Fruit Tart Cooking spray 3 tablespoons light tub margarine 24 gingersnaps, processed to fine crumbs (about 1 1/2 cups crumbs) 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits in their own juice, well drained, juice reserved 1/3 cup fresh orange juice 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 medium mango, diced 1 medium banana, sliced 1 cup blueberries Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly spray a 9-inch glass pie pan with cooking spray. In the pie pan, microwave the

Once the wings are done, bring them inside and place in a bowl. Pour the other half of the sauce on the wings and toss. Do not use any of the sauce you used for basting. Serve with fresh blue cheese dressing, carrots and celery. BBQMyWay is written by Dave Lobeck, a barbecue chef from Sellersburg, Ind. Visit his website at www.BBQMyWay.com. He writes the column for CNHI News Service. CNHI is parent company of The Land. ❖

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The recent NFL draft got me thinking of the upcoming football season, followed closely by the accompanying food. Then it dawned on me. I have never shared with my readers one of the best finger foods ever, smoked Buffalo wings on the grill. People take their wings seriously. If you don’t believe me, you should see some of the comments on my YouTube Buffalo wings video. Cursing, screaming (ALL CAPS) and name calling, all over a darn chicken wing. The video is at www.YouTube.com/BBQMyWay. So, if you are a purist who believes that any alteration of the original recipe eliminates the cook’s right to call the end dish a Buffalo wing, you may want to skip this week’s column. If on the other hand, you are looking for a fun and easy dish to prepare on the grill, keep reading.

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FOR SALE: 1939 IH Parts Kasten 14' forage box on IH 230 12' swather for parts Selling or Buying Farms Kasten gear; Farmhand 14' w/good engine. $400/OBO. Tractor. (715)983-5762 or 1031 Exchange! forage box; JD 24T chute (651)565-4369 Private Sale or baler; bale elevators, Hay & Forage Equip 031 JD 780 swather 10' draper Sealed Bid Auction! 16'-48'; David Bradley side head, exc. cond., always Call “The Land Specialists!” '05 Case IH DCX161 Disrake; many 5T & 6T runshedded. $1375 obo. (715) Northland Real Estate ning gears. 320-864-4583 or cbine, $17,500; '93 JD 6810 778-5092 or (715)781-1825 612-756-1899 or 320-894-7337 320-779-4583 SPFH w/ 6R Kemper & 15' www.farms1031.com NH BB940A big square baler. hay head, $90,000; H&S 7+4 10,000 bales, Roto cut. Very HD 18' & 20' front & rear NEW Rhino 7 Ft #DM5-3 Pt We have extensive lists of good cond. 920-324-4069 unload forage boxes, Disc Mower List $8,927 Sale Land Investors & farm buy$17,000. 507-276-4536 $6,750. New H&S 12 Wheel SnoCo & Allied bale elev's, ers throughout MN. We alPull V-Rake Only $5,500. ways have interested buy- 3 Meyer rear unloading box16'-20'; SnoCo bale elev's on ers. For top prices, go with Several Good Used Row cart, 24'-48'; bale flat rack es w/EZ Trail running our proven methods over Crop Cultivators 4-6-8 Row on gears; David Bradley gear , 16', very good cond.; thousands of acres. Danish/C Shank Good Cond. side rake; Kewanee elev. '04 NH FP230 chopper Serving Minnesota sect's & hoppers; Ford 515 We Trade/Deliver Anyw/processor, 2R cornhead, Mages Land Co & Auc Serv sickle mower. 320-864-4583 where. Dealer. 319-347-6282 hay head. 507-689-2418 www.magesland.com or 320-779-4583 FOR SALE: 10 bale handler, 800-803-8761 small square bales, fits 3pt or tractor loader, $1,500. Real Estate Wanted 021 712-297-7951 Family farming operation FOR SALE: JD 2014 small square baler w/ chute, $900; looking to add the next gen#40 JD pan thrower, comeration to expand & keep plete w/ new pump, $900, growing. Seeking tillable both always shedded. farmland for long term 651-565-3479 rental opportunity in the following counties: NICOL- FOR SALE: JD 5400-5830 LET, SIBLEY, BROWN, and 6000 series forage harBLUE EARTH, & LE vesters. Used kernel proSUEUR. Will fairly negoticessors, also, used JD 40 ate & pay competitive rent. knife Dura-Drums, and Pat 507-995-1364 drum conversions for 5400 and 5460. Call (507)427-3520 WANTED: Land & farms. I www.ok-enterprise.com have clients looking for dairy, & cash grain opera- FOR SALE: NH Hayliner 68, small square baler, $1,500. tions, as well as bare land Ray Moeller 712-297-7951 parcels from 40-1000 acres. Both for relocation & in- FOR SALE: NH Stackliner vestments. If you have Deadlines are 1 week prior to publication 1000 automatic bale wagon, even thought about selling $1,500. Ray Moeller with Holiday deadlines 1 day earlier contact: Paul Krueger, 712-297-7951 Farm & Land Specialist, ** Indicates Early Deadline H&S 22' 7+4HD No roof ForEdina Realty, SW Suburban age boxes On 617, 17T tanOffice, 14198 Commerce Ask Your dem gears conveyor ext. 3 Ave NE, Prior Lake, MN yrs old. Very good cond. 55372. Auctioneer to $16,500 each 920-324-4069 paulkrueger@edinarealty.com Place Your Auction (952)447-4700 H&S Linewrapper bale wrapin The Land! PO Box 3169 per. Wraps rounds + Antiques & Collectibles 026 squares. Very good Cond. Mankato, MN 56002 Website: $14,500. 920-324-4069 Phone: 507-345-4523 www.TheLandOnline.com 1959 541 Offset Ford, with JD 336 baler, farm hand 8 or 800-657-4665 e-mail: cultivator, mint condition, bale accumulator and fork, $10,000. 712-297-9926 theland@TheLandOnline.com Fax: 507-345-1027 excellent condition, will separate. (715)442-6020 IH W-400 Tractor, gas, new paint. New rubber, parade JD 458 Silage Special Round The Affordable Way To Tile Your Fields ready. Portable electric Baler 5,200 bales. Auto man lift. 3'x18' platform chain oiler. 2yrs. old. LikeBuilding Quality Tile Plows Since 1983 like new. 320-355-2369 new cond. 920-324-4069

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‘11 NH 8N Collector, loader ready, 35 hrs...............Call ‘11 NH T6030 w/830TL loader, 200 hrs. ..........$79,500 ‘04 NH TG230, susp. FWA, mega-flow, 320 metric F&R duals, 2450 hrs. ....................................$125,500 ‘99 NH 9682, 4WD, 710/70R38 duals, PS, recent OH, 6500 hrs. ......................................$75,500 ‘96 NH 9482, 4WD, 20.8R42 duals, 4400 hrs. $62,950 ‘99 CIH 9380, 4WD, 710/70R38 duals (90%), 3800 hrs. ........................................................$92,500 ‘87 CIH 2294, MFWD, 18.4R38 duals, 5600 hrs. ........................................................................$27,000 ‘78 Case 2090, 2WD, 18.4-34 duals ..................$8,950 IH 856, dsl., WF ............................................Coming In IH 656, gas, NF, hitch ....................................Coming In ‘94 Ford 9880, 20.8R42 triples, 5300 hrs., Nice!................................................................$89,500 ‘08 Grasshopper 227 w/61” cut, 225 hrs. ..........$7,500 ‘01 Grasshopper 721, dsl. 61” folding deck ......$7,500 ‘01 Grasshopper 720, 61” fold-up deck ............$5,500 ‘09 Dixon Grizzly, 27 hp., 61” deck ....................$7,500

‘98 NH 973, 25’ flex head ..................................$9,500 ‘88 NH 974, 6R30” cornhead..............................$6,950 ‘97 NH TR98, 30.5-32, 1212 hrs., Loaded........$65,000 ‘95 NH 973, 30’ flex head ................................$10,900 ‘91 NH TR86 w/20’ 973 flexhead ..................Coming In ‘90 Gleaner R50 w/6 row cornhead & 20’ flex head ..........................................Pkg. $38,500

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIP.

‘99 NH 644, A.T.W round baler ........................$10,500 ‘95 NH 452, 5 disc mower..................................$3,250 ‘11 NH SG110, 50’ coil-tine packer w/inserts ..$27,500 ‘08 Wilrich 9x24’ 957DDR w/harrow................$34,500 ‘08 Wilrich 5850, 45’ chisel plow w/harrow ....$41,500 ‘93 Vermeer 6020, 6 disc mower ......................$3,250 ‘01 Wilrich QX, 47’ field cult. w/4 bar harrow ..$35,500 Black Max 96” snowblower, 2-stage/auger, hyds...................................................................$3,950 Used Case 12’ mtd./hyd. chisel plow, Nice ........$1,950 ‘05 Wilrich 957, DDR, 9-shank, 24” w/harrow ........................................................................$29,900 ‘02 JD 2400, 29’ chisel plow ........................Coming In ‘93 DMI 5000, mounted, 5-shank ......................$5,500 ‘09 Tebben, 42’ Land Roller ............................$25,950 ‘09 NH CR9060, RWA, 520/80R42 duals, 500 hrs. ........................................................$249,500 ‘11 Tebben TC94, 10’ rotary cutter ....................$5,950 ‘04 Brent 640 wagon w/tarp ............................$12,950 ‘08 NH CR9070, 520/80R42 duals, Y/M, 7805 hrs., Loaded ........................................$239,000 ‘05 Parker 6250, red wagon ............................$12,000 ‘03 NH CR960, 18.4R42 duals, Y/M, GPS ......$129,500 Several 7’ & 8’ Snowblowers From $1,500 to $3,500 ‘99 NH TR99, 18.4R42 duals, 1770 hrs., Field Ready......................................................$89,900 ‘94 Commander 8000, 72 hp., 72” bucket, ‘03 NH 74C, 30’ flex head ................................$21,000 rubber tracks ..................................................$19,000 (2) ‘01 NH 73C, 30’ flex head ..........................$20,900 ‘10 NH C175 track loader, cab/heat, 450 hrs. ..$33,950 ‘07 NH 74C, (CR) 35’ flex head ........................$26,500 ‘08 NH L185, 2-spd., w/cab, A/C, hi flow hyd., ‘08 NH 99C, 8R30” chopping cornhead ..........$59,500 Q/A, pilot controls, 475 hrs. ............................$31,900 ‘99 NH 996, 6 row 30” cornhead......................$19,950 ‘92 NH L250, 42” bucket, 1800 hrs. ..................$7,950 ‘00 NH 996, 8R30 cornhead, Loaded ..............$25,500 ‘07 JD 332, AC, hyd. QA, 1750 hrs...................$26,500 ‘99 NH 973, 30’ flexhead ..................................$12,000 Visit Us At: www.tjosvoldequip.com

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'05 GSI 1226 dryer, 3 phase, low-hour, excellent condition, 1200bu/hr@5pt. Can include phase converter. 507-995-9699 '07 Mauer Grain Hopper, electric, tarp. $12,500. 641-425-9070 Farm Fans grain dryer, CFSA650M, 3 ph, LT, exc, 3277 hrs, $25,000. 563-532-9687

FOR SALE: Hutchinson 50' Mass-ter Mover, 5000 bph, used 1 harvest, $13,500; 50K platform scale, 6 1/2'x10', printer, $2,500. 507-456-2516 FOR SALE: Sioux 3500 bu. grain bin, 6 rings high, electric motors on unloader auger & bin sweep. 507-8864232

“HARVEST”

‘98 JD 9510, narrow duals, reg. Mauer, 1518/2323 hrs...................................$79,900 ‘99 JD 9510, 30.5x32, dual CH SP, 2004/3464 hrs...................................$72,500 ‘08 JD 635F, 1” DAM, L/S sickle..........$34,000 ‘04 JD 635F, 1” stone DAM, L/L sickle $28,000 ‘95 JD 930F, DAS, reg. drive..................$7,500 ‘94 JD 925F, FF auger ..........................$11,900 ‘97 JD 925F, DAM, DAS, F&A ................$9,950 ‘95 JD 925F, steel dividers ....................$6,950 ‘10 JD 612C, 12R30”, Stalkmaster, Rebuilt ..............................................$84,500 ‘10 JD 612C, 12R20”, Stalkmaster ......$87,500 ‘94 JD 693 CH, knife rolls ....................$14,900 ‘84 JD 643 CH, knife rolls ......................$6,500

‘09 JD 1770NTCCS, 24R30, refuge, 350 monitor ....................................$133,900 ‘96 JD 1760, 12R30, JD LFA, smart boxes ..........................................................$31,500 ‘94 JD 7200, 16R30 fold, fert., 250 monitor ..........................................................$29,500 ‘91 JD 7300, 12R30, insect, 250 monitor, flat corn disc......................................$12,500

“LAWN CARE EQUIP.”

‘02 JD 1445, 4WD FM, 72” 7 iron, 321 hrs., Nice! ..................................................$13,900 ‘08 JD X729, 4WD/4WS, fuel inj., 62C, 354 hrs. ..............................................$8,450 ‘11 JD X748, 4WD/2WS, dsl., 62X, 62 hrs. ............................................................$9,950 ‘06 JD X720, 2WS, fuel inj., 54C, 464 hrs. ............................................................$5,650 ‘07 JD Z445, 25 hp., 54”, 427 hrs. ........$1,950 ‘06 JD 757 ZTrak, 25 hp., 60”, 439 hrs. $6,350 ‘05 JD X475AWS, 62C deck, 23 hp., 340 hrs. ..............................................$6,650 ‘05 JD GX345, 20 hp., 54C, 290 hrs. ....$4,250 ‘03 JD LX277 Hydro, 17 hp., 42C deck, 315 hrs. ..............................................$1,650 ‘04 JD LT180 Hydro, 48”, 498 hrs. ........$1,850 ‘98 JD GT275 Hydro, 17 hp., 54” ..........$1,650 Westfield MK130, 81’ plus auger, ‘03 JD LT160 Hydro, 42”, 347 hrs. ........$1,450 Like New! ..........................................$15,900 ‘99 JD LX176 Hydro, 14 hp., bagger......$1,250 Brent 1080 grain cart, Trelleborg, ‘05 JD LX280 Hydro, 18 hp., 48C, 42” (no scale or tarp) ..............................$28,500 S. thrower............................................$1,350 Brent 880 grain cart, 30.5x32, (scale, no tarp) ..................................$26,500 Brent 420 side auger cart, 23.1-26 ........$9,750 ‘11 Gator 825i, lift, roof, w. shield, Brent 644 wagon, 445/22.5 tires, 63 hrs. ..............................................$11,900 lights..................................................$12,900

“MISCELLANEOUS”

“RENTAL GATORS”

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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: • 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

DR® POWER EQUIPMENT • Field & Brush Mowers • Roto-Hog Power Tillers • Stump Grinders • Log Splitters • Chippers • Power Graders • Power Wagons • Leaf & Lawn Vacuums • Versa-trailers

~ USED EQUIPMENT ~ • H&S 9x16 bale rack w/JD wagon • 6’ Green chopper • Bush Hog 48” GT pull-type brush cutter w/13 hp engine • #206 Vermeer stump chipper, 16 hp. rebuilt engine • Aitchinson 7’ 3-pt. (grass farmer) inter-seeder • Kewanee rock flex disk, 141⁄2’ • IHC 500 plow disk, 12’ w/new front notch blades • Gehl #312 Scavenger II spreader, 260 bu., VG

• Steer Stuffer & Hog Feeders • 225 bu. Meyers poly board spreader w/endgate • Grasshopper 723 Zero turn mower w/52” power fold deck, DEMO unit, 14 hrs. WANTED TO BUY: • GT (Tox-o-wik) Grain Dryers • 4 & 6 Row Stalk Choppers • Earth Scrapers • Steer Stuffer • Good hog feeders

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NEW 2012 WAGONS AND GRAIN CARTS ARE IN CALL NOW FOR BEST SELECTION

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 - 52 Truck Auger ........$3,500-$4,950 H10-62 - 82 Swing Hopper ....$8,500-$9,750 H13-62 - 92 Swing Hopper $13,500-$18,500 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 Quote COMBINE HEAD MOVERS E-Z Trail 4-wheel 21’-30’ ....................................$2,550-$3,250 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

USED EQUIPMENT TRACTORS ‘05 JD 9320, 3 pt., 3200 hrs. ..........$133,000 ‘01 JD 9200, 3 pt., 8500 hrs. ............$69,500 ‘89 CIH 7140, MFWD, 6100 hrs.......$44,500 ‘90 Ford 946, 6100 hrs. ....................$39,000 ‘90 Ford 876, 6200 hrs. ....................$42,500 GRAIN CARTS Crysteel 650 bu., Like New ..............$10,250 Parker 450 ..........................................$5,250 WAGONS ‘10 E-Z Trail 3400 w/brakes................$6,900 Parker 2500 ........................................$1,850

TELESCOPING FORKLIFT RENTALS GRAIN BAGGER AND BAG UNLOADER RENTALS GRAIN VAC RENTALS SKID LOADER RENTALS 3 TELESCOPING FORKLIFTS FOR RENT

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FOR SALE: 26' x 6” auger, 8hp gas engine, $300. 507-674-3719 FOR SALE: 3500 bu holding bin w/ unloading auger & motor; also, 10”x61' Farm King auger, 10” swing auger w/ 7 1/2hp motor. 507-402-2855 FOR SALE: 90' grain ring, holds 50,000 bu, has center unload w/ sweep, new tarp, $6,000. 320-808-3492

‘79 JD 4640, QR, 18.4x42 duals, 6736 hrs. ..........................................$23,500 ‘75 JD 4630, QR, 18.4x42, duals, 7639 hrs. ..........................................$17,900 ‘10 JD 6330, MFWD Premium, 540/1000, 1685 hrs. ..........................................$62,500 IHC 504, gas, Utility Tractor, 2000 loader ..................................................$6,950

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Stormor Bins & EZ-Drys. 100% financing w/no liens or red tape, call Steve at Fairfax Ag for an appointment. 888-830-7757

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Rhino tedder 1800, NH 144 FOR SALE: 8”x61' Sudenga 24x60 Machine Shed to be hay inverter, $2,800. 612auger, excellent condition. moved or torn down. Steel 390-2643 507-213-6582 roof & siding, $500/OBO. 515-490-9780 Tanco 1804S bale wrapper, FOR SALE:Used grain bins, $26,500; Krone triple mowfloors unload systems, sti- Case IH 1015 pick up head, ers, $26,500. 507-276-4760 rators, fans & heaters, aerlittle use, good cond, $5,750. ation fans, buying or sellJD 800 swather, 15' draper Material Handling 032 ing, try me first and also head, good cond, $2,500. call for very competitive Good selection of 920-565-2554 or 920-946-2781 Gehl 1322 manure spreader, contract rates! Office splash guards, tandem tractor parts hours 8am-5pm Monday – Case IH 1083 8x30 CH, water axles, exc. cond., $7,250 Friday Saturday 9am - 12 pump bearings, PTO drive, - New & Used OBO. 320-296-5225 noon or call 507-697-6133 $8,900; Brent 1080 grain All kinds of Ask for Gary cart, 900x32 tires, scale, Bins & Buildings 033 hay equipment, like new, $29,750; Hoeschler J&M #750 BU GRAIN 10 pack accumulator & haybines, balers, Cart/Tarp Corner Auger, (2) 5,000 bu. grain bins. (1) fork, $4,750; NH BR780A (New Augers) Good Cond. 10,000 bu. bin.(715) 283-4328 choppers baler, wide pickup & net Batco #PS2500 Drive Over wrap, $12,500. 320-769-2756 45,000 bu bin, $13,500; 30,000 parted out. Portable Pit. Real Good. bu bin, $9,500; 24,000 bu bin, 319-347-6138 Can Deliver New combine belts FOR SALE: '09 Summers 45' $8,500; (2) 20,000 bu bins super roller, very good for all makes. $8,500/ea; 9,000 bu bin, Kansun 1025, 215 dryer, cond, always shedded, $3,500; 6” power sweep for stainless steel, 3 phase; Swather canvases, $27,500. 507-236-7282 24' bin, $750. All bins are Batco port. drive over pit, 1 round baler belting, down & ready to load. yr. old; Westfield 13”x91' FOR SALE: 1680 CIH com507-697-6133 auger w/low profile swing used & new tires. bine, 8RN poly 1083 CH; 964 www.usedbinsales.com hopper. 320-562-2178 or 320CIH, 6RW CH; 8RN poly 6 miles East of 583-8465 FOR SALE: Used bins. 3000 Massey, elec adjustCAMBRIDGE, MN 20,000 bu, $8,000; 14,000 bu. Walinga 7614 grain vac, 7” ment, big A floater; 175 $6,200; 12,000 bu. $5,000; machine, 4000 bph, preMichigan loader; 708 & 706 763-689-1179 10,000 bu. $4,400; 7,500 bu. cleaner, hyd. boom lift & narrow CH; 3300 Hiniker We Ship Daily w/full flr unload, $6,100; cult; 10x91 Westfield rotation, dual inlets, 35' Visa and MasterCard Accepted 5,700 bu. w/full flr unload, auger; 4994 CIH tr, 450HP. hose, used very little, $5,050;3,500 bu. w/full flr 507-380-5324 $21,900. 320-523-1099 unload $3,700; 3,000 bu. ✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ w/full flr unload, $3,450; 15,000 bu. drying bin, New Frontier RB2308, 8’ blade, hyd. $17,000. Used 30' full flr, tilt-angle-offset ....................................$3,900 $1,500. Bins are down. New ‘90 JD 8960, 4WD, 3 pt., 24-spd., New Frontier PHD300, 3 pt., 9” post bins, equip. & floors avail. triples, OH’d, 6084 hrs. ....................$65,000 auger ......................................................$950 715-308-9649 ‘90 JD 4955, MFWD, duals, 8977 hrs. $45,900 New Frontier 5’ blades & box blades........CALL SILO DOORS ‘98 JD 6110L, MFWD, open station, NH 105A, 3 pt. tiller, 540 PTO, 50” ........$1,200 Wood or steel doors shipped loader, new tires, 2752 hrs. ..............$36,900 promptly to your farm JD 275 disc mower, 7 disc, Nice! ..........$9,500 ‘97 JD 6400, MFWD, 640NSL loader, stainless fasteners JD 843 loader, 96” bucket, Like New! ..$13,000 4893 hrs. ..........................................$27,900 hardware available. JD 85” bucket from 148/158 loader ..........$650 (800)222-5726 ‘97 Ford/New Holland 7635 tractor Landwood Sales LLP & loader, 1288 hrs.............................$34,900


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FOR SALE: '79 JD 755 track HAY WAGONS: 9x16 steel loader, under carriage has rack, 6T running gear, 50% wear, 10,860 hrs, w/ $1,050. 9x18 steel rack, 10T open ropes cab, general running gear w/ telescoping purpose bucket w/ teeth, hitch, $1,200. Both Exc. SN# 325567T, 507-236-1639 (715) 962-3223 Fairmont MN HOT SUMMER SALE!! FOR SALE: 3pt grader blade, 7' wide, pull-type, 25% Discount on All RHINO Flex Wing Cutters, 12-15-20 $350. Ray Moeller Ft On Hand. We Trade/De712-297-7951 liver Anywhere. Dealer. FOR SALE: 456 JD round 319-347-6282 Let It Ring baler, works good; DM80 Bush Hog disc mower; 350 Husqvarna CRT53 R tine JD manure spreader. 507tiller. 5.5HP industrial pwr 830-0519 for more info. Briggs & Stratton CRT53, $400/OBO. 515-955-1462 FOR SALE: 730 Case dsl tractor; 2 bottom down lift Hydrostatic & Hydraulic Replow, 5-18 JD auto reset pair Repair-Troubleshootplow. 320-219-1367 ing Sales-Design Custom FOR SALE: Case IH 10 bothydraulic hose-making up tom flex plow, black canisto 2” Service calls made. ters & walking tandem STOEN'S Hydrostatic Seraxle, $11,000. 507-920-8217 vice 16084 State Hwy 29 N Glenwood, MN 56334 320FOR SALE: Esab MultiMas634-4360 ter 260 welder, wire feed & stick welder, used very lit- IH 7' Sickle bar, belt dr. field tle, in very good shape. mower, semi-mount, nice 507-477-2507 or 507-273-9219 unit, ready to go. $950. 515-824-3656 FOR SALE: JD 3710 plow, 10 bottom w/ coulters, excel- IH 806 tractor, IH 418 reset lent condition, $29,500/OBO. plow, IH 12' disc, $8,100. 42" 320-894-2155 drum barn fan on wheels, FOR SALE: JD 660 hay $300. 200 bu. gravity box w/ 10 ton running gear, $2,000. rake. Exc. cond. 715-778-4387 or 763-521-6395 715-896-1050 FOR SALE: Lorenz feed JD 110 pickup head, 4 belt, mill, 100 bu; IH 810 head w/ $1,125; '70 Chevy C50 truck, Melroe pickup. 507-524-3486 box & hoist, Shurlock roll tarp, $1,750. 507-317-3396 FOR SALE: New Idea 364 manure spreader, poly floor, new apron chain, exc JD 530 tractor, 3 pt., fenders, restored; JD 4020 dsl, PS, cond. 715-797-3262 WF; JD 148 ldr.; JD 46A FOR SALE: Riteway F3-42' ldr.; CIH 2255 ldr.; JD 45 land roller, used very little, ldr.; NH 455 pull-type 7' $31,000. 507-317-1757 mower; 3 pt. post hole drill; (2) JD 2R, 3 pt. Gehl 3pt 10 whl V rake. Exc planters; Shaver 10H 3 pt. cond, $1,750. 515-570-5215 post driver; JD F145, 3x16, H&S 310 manure spreader, 3 pt. plow; JD 3 pt. 5 ½' $5,000. 790 NH chopper, disk; 3 pt. 5 ½' field cult.; $4,200. 488 NH haybine, JD BWF 13' disk; JD 613, 6' $3,200. Badger 2054 blower, 3 pt. cutter; 3 pt. 5 whl hay $1,200. All machinery is in rake;. Koestler Equipment, nice shape. (715) 578-7572 Fairmont, MN, 507-399-3006

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‘11 JD 9570STS, 346 hrs., CM, 18.4x38’s w/duals, 16.9x26 rears, chopper, Maurer ext. ........................$205,000 ..............................Cash No-Trade $195,000 ‘10 JD 9670STS, 480 hrs., CM, 18.4x42’s w/duals, 18.4x26 rears, chopper, JD tank ext. ....................................................$199,500 ..............................Cash No-Trade $189,500 ‘09 JD 9870STS, 4WD, 613 hrs., CM w/5-spd. rev., chopper w/Powercast Tailboard, self-leveling-shoe, large Maurer ext. ....................................................$225,000 ..............................Cash No-Trade $205,000 ‘09 JD 9770STS, 4WD, 736 hrs., CM w/hi-torque rev., 20.8x42’s w/duals, 28Lx26 rears, chopper, JD tank ext. ............$192,500 ..............................Cash No-Trade $182,500 (The Above Combines Have An Additional 1 Year Of JD PowerGard Warranty)

‘11 JD 608C chopping cornhead ......$62,500 ‘10 JD 635 Hydra-Flex ........................$34,500 ‘09 JD 608C non-chopping cornhead$42,500 ‘08 & ‘10 JD 612C non-chopping cornheads ........................................$45,000 & $59,500

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NH HW365 self propelled dis- '82 JD 4640, 8 speed pwr cbine, 18' head, 201 hrs., 600 shift, 2 hydro, 20.8x38 acres. $80,000/OBO. JD 945 w/band duals, 14Lx16 front hydro swing MOCO, disc tires, 3 pt., 6,050 hrs., askcut, impeller conditioner, ing $22,000. 507-794-5138 exc, $12,000. NH 252 pivot tongue w/ pulls, two 9 1/2' '88 JD 4650 QR, 2WD, cold ac $25,500. '91 JD 4555 QR, bar rakes, triple rubber 2WD, cold ac $27,500. Farteeth, $5,500. Miller pro mall 460, WF & fenders, 1100 rotary rake, $2,800. good shape, T/A out. 715-296-2162 715-977-1802 Parker boxes w/JD gears, 300 bu., $2,000; 200 bu., '89 JD 8960, 4WD, 370 hp, 10,350 hrs., very good cond., $1,000; NH 375 dsl., skidengine runs great, 24 spd. loader, $4,000; NH 679 transm., triples, 520spreader for parts, $500; 85R42's, $50,000. 320-808several spreader aprons. 0736 507-330-3945

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JD 212, grain pickup, 4 belt , New Idea one-row corn picklarge auger, very nice. 507er. Excellent shape. 220-1419 $1,300. (715) 578-7572 JD 568 round baler mega Power-Pack 5000T, EL5500, wide pickup & net wrap, brushless, 11HP Briggs large tires, $19,900; Case Stratton $200/OBO. IH 1100 9' sickle mower, 515-955-1462 $2,750; Farmhand 8 pack accumulator w/ pump, Snapper front-tine tiller. 3HP Briggs & Stratton. $850; Farmhand 8 pack $100/OBO. 515-955-1462 fork, $950; JD 1065 running gear, $950. 320-769-2756 We buy Loaders for Sale. Schwartz, Salvage Equipment IH Mts. $1,495; JD #245, Parts Available $2,500; Slightly used BuhHammell Equip., Inc. lers, #695 & #895 loaders, (507)867-4910 JD Mts., $5,500 & $6,500. 320-543-3523. Tractors 036 Mowers 5, 6, 7, 9, $150 to $1,850; plows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5B, '04 Case IH JX95 tractor, 1400 hrs., exc. cond., $150 to $950. 712-299-6608 $28,500. 631-687-0870 NH BR750 baler, 4'x6' bales, wide pickup, nice, $8,900; '07 Case IH 430, 1900 hrs., 710/70/42 tires, wgts., 4 reJD 4450 tractor QR, 18.4x42 motes, lux. cab, auto-guidtires, 3 hyds, $22,500; ance ready, exceptional, 18.4x42 10 bolt duals, $190,000. 320-392-5480 $1,750/pr; JD 10 bolt hubs, $575/pr; 10x41 Westfield '53 Ford 8N Tractor. New auger, PTO or motor drive, rubber, Runs great, $3,200. $2,450. JD 443 4x30 low tin 515-227-0702 oil drive CH w/ knife rolls, $3,450; JD 512 7 shank rip- '57 MF TO35, 3pt blade & 72" per w/ folding rear gangs, Bush Hog mower. $16,750. 320-361-0065 $3,500/OBO. 515-955-1462

DELUX 13575, 12”X71’ MAYRATH SWINGAWAY 1350 BPH 10”X61’ MAYRATH DELUX 3015, SWINGAWAY 300 BPH 10”X71’ MAYRATH (2) 380 BEHLEN, SWINGAWAY 1 Ph., LP 700 BEHLEN, 3 Ph., DOUBLE BURNER We carry a full line of Behlen & Delux dryer parts; Mayrath and Hutch augers parts. Large inventory of Welda sprockets, hubs, bearings, chain & pulleys.

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USED EQUIPMENT FROM A NAME YOU CAN TRUST! (2) ‘05 T-250, glass cab & heater, 1875 hrs. ....................................$29,500 ‘07 S-330, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 4000 hrs. ....................................$29,500 ‘08 S-300, glass cab w/AC, 3600 hrs. ....................................................$29,900 ‘10 S-250, glass cab w/AC, ACS controls, 1800 hrs. ....................................$30,000 ‘07 S-220, glass cab w/AC, 105 hrs. ......................................$28,000 ‘01 873, glass cab w/AC, 4200 hrs.$18,000 ‘07 S-205, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 4250 hrs. ....................................$20,500 ‘09 S-205, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 2650 hrs. ....................................$23,900 (5) S-185, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 1200 hrs ..............................Starting at $16,500 ‘10 S-175, glass cab & heater, 4000 hrs. ....................................................$18,950 ‘04 S-160, glass cab & heater,

3650 hrs. ....................................$18,900 (3) S-130, glass cab & heater, 3200 hrs. & up ..........................Starting at $14,500 ‘01 753, glass cab & heater............$14,500 ‘84 743 ............................................$7,500 ‘84 642B, 1450 hrs. ........................$8,900 ‘88 642B, 3785 hrs ..........................$7,500 ‘06 NH L-185, glass cab & heater, 1275 hrs. ....................................$22,900 (3) ‘08 NH L-175, glass cab w/AC, 1500 hrs. & Up..........Starting at $20,750 ‘03 NH LS-160, glass cab & heater $13,900 ‘08 JD 328, glass cab & heater, 2-spd., 4000 hrs. ....................................$21,750 ‘09 Gehl 5240E, glass cab & heater, 1900 hrs. ....................................$17,900 ‘06 Gehl 4240E, glass cab & heater, 2375 hrs. ....................................$14,500 ‘70 Hyster H80C forklift ..................$4,150 Berlon Silage Defacer ......................$3,000

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USED PLANTERS

‘10 NH T-8020, MFD, 701 hrs. ....................$127,500 ‘07 NH TG-245, MFD, 2100 hrs...................$108,900 ‘78 Ford 4600, diesel, loader, 2400 hrs.........$10,500 ‘11 Bobcat CT-230, 7TL loader, MFD, hydro, 94 hrs. ......................................................$15,500 ‘77 White 2-105, 4900 hrs ............................$9,500 ‘66 Oliver 1550, gas, 1850 hrs. ......................$7,250 ‘46 Oliver 70, Restored ..................................$4,500 ‘83 AC 6080, 4488 hrs. ..................................$8,950 ‘65 IH 706 ......................................................$3,250 ‘68 IH 544 ......................................................$6,000 IH 460, gas......................................................$2,950 ‘53 Farmall Super C w/72” belly mower ........$2,250 ‘90 JD 2955, cab, 1528 hrs...........................$31,900 ‘68 JD 3020, diesel, 1000 hrs. on eng. OH ......$7,950 ‘77 David Brown 885, diesel ..........................$3,950 Zetor 8540, cab ............................................$10,500

‘89 White 5100, 12x30 ..................................$8,950 ‘00 Kinze 3700, 24 row, 20” spacings ..........$56,000 ‘01 JD 1770, 16 row, 30” spacings, liquid fert. ............................................................$47,500 Flexi Coil 2340 air cart ................................$22,500 JD 8300, 13’ drill, 6” spacings, grass seeder, press wheels ................................................$3,350

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

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USED TILLAGE ‘09 Wilrich XL2, 60’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket ........................................................$54,000 ‘07 Wilrich Quad X, 58’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket ........................................................$52,500 ‘09 JD 2210, 53’, 5 bar spike harrow............$52,300 ‘98 JD 985, 49’, 3 bar harrow ......................$21,000 ‘96 JD 980, 44.5’, 3 bar harrow....................$18,500 ‘94 JD 980, 36.5’, 3 bar harrow....................$14,900 Brady 27’ cult., 3 bar harrow ..........................$2,250 ‘07 Wilrich 957, 7-shank ripper, harrow ......$26,500 ‘03 DMI 730B, 7-shank disc ripper ..............$19,900 ‘03 CIH 530B, 5-shank disc ripper ................$17,750 Wilrich chisel, 17-shanks................................$2,650 Kovar 30’ Multi Weeder, 400 gal. tank ............$2,500 Case 25’ disk ..................................................$8,000 JD 230 24’ disk ..............................................$2,650

USED HAY EQUIPMENT ‘88 Hesston 8200, high contact rolls ............$20,750 ‘99 CIH DC-515, 15’ discbine........................$12,500 ‘09 NH H7230, 10’ discbine ..........................$17,900 ‘97 NH 1465, 9’ haybine ................................$7,950 ‘98 JD 1600A, 14’ MoCo ................................$7,500 ‘06 Hesston 1120, 9’ haybine ........................$7,950 Hesston 1091, 9’ haybine ..............................$3,000 ‘87 Gehl 2170, 9’ haybine ..............................$2,250 ‘84 Versatile 4814, 14’ haybine for 276/9030 $3,500 ‘08 NH BR-7080 round baler, net wrap & twine..........................................................$21,900 ‘07 NH BR-780A round baler ........................$20,000 ‘06 NH BR-750A round baler, net wrap ........$17,500 NH 664 round baler, net wrap........................$12,500 ‘90 Hesston 530 round baler ..........................$3,950 ‘78 NH 310 square baler w/70 thrower ..........$2,950 JD 336 w/40 kicker ........................................$2,750 ‘83 Hesston 4600 baler, chute & rear hitch ....$4,000 ‘09 NH FP-240, 29P hay head, chopped hay only ....................................................$38,900 ‘00 H&S 7+4 18’ forage box, 415 gear ........$12,500 (6) Cond. Rolls for 2300-HS14 NH headers, NEW ..........................................................Ea. $800

USED MISCELLANEOUS ‘06 NH 185 spreader ......................................$9,000 ‘04 H&S 270 spreader ....................................$7,250 ‘11 Meyers 190A spreader ............................$6,750 ‘01 Meyers M300 spreader ............................$3,750 ‘05 NH 3110 spreader ....................................$4,750 MF 3743 spreader ........................................$14,900

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CIH 7120 Magnum FOR SALE: '62 JD 4010 FOR SALE: M5 Moline, 75% 1 owner '75 Int'l 766 diesel, '88 MFWD, nice, straight, rubber, new paint & parts, diesel, 2 hyds. 320-583-5951 IH wide front, Hiniker cab, clean, 18.4-42 w/ duals, 6402 powershift wheels, exc. mechanically, has hrs, $49,000. (651)565-4297 $5,000/OBO. 608-423-4039 original operator & service FOR SALE: '79 JD 4440, manuals, completely re18.4R-38 rear tires (60%) w/ Ford 8N, exc. cond., always stored to showroom cond., FOR SALE: '53 Ford Golden 9 bolt Fac duals (20%), shedded. New paint, likeJubilee, restored, parade $12,850. 507-250-0452 1100-16 frt tires, Quad new tires. $2,900 OBO. (715) ready, $4,500; foam markRange trans, (2) SCVs rock 669-3127, leave message er, like new, $225. 320-265box , new cab upholstery, 6301 134A-A/C, approx 3000 hrs IH 1486, 4085 hrs. new a/c, new cab liner, Pioneer couon eng OH, $22,000/OBO. plings, 2 spd PTO. exc. 507-995-7965 cond. $11,500. (715)495-0873 FOR SALE: '91 JD 4055 tractor, MFD, w/265 loader. 320- IH 806 diesel, 7200 hrs., 18.4x38 tires, Year-A-Round 760-1666 cab, clean, asking $7,500. FOR SALE: '93 JD 7800, 320-583-3087 MFWD, duals, wgts, good IH Hydro 100; IH 856; IH 384 rubber, 13,000+ hrs, utility, IH M/loader; NH $37,900. St. Cloud area. BR780 rnd baler; Rowse 9' 320-291-2620 mower; NH 256 rake. 320598-7604 FOR SALE: 1755 Oliver, cab, 3pt, quick hitch, all new JD 4450 PS; JD 4440 PS; late rubber, 6361 hrs, 30 hrs on JD 4020 PS; JD 2510 gas; OH, excellent original tracJD 148 loader; JD 740 loadnd tor, 2 owner, $10,000. er; '79 Versatile swather, 507-213-0600 or 507-451-9614 15' w/crimper, nice; JD 568 rnd baler, net wrap; BobFOR SALE: H Farmall, one cat S220 skidsteer, 800 hrs. owner, needs work, 320-598-7604 $500/OBO, call 507-329-3759 JD 7820, 3100 hrs., MFWD, or 507-372-2808 IVT transm., duals, fenders, 3 hyd. outlets, exc. For Sale:1950 White IH 'C' cond. 507-220-5647 “Demonstration”, Serial # 48880, $3800 OBO. Also, JD 8430 tractor, front diff 6' Artsway Belly Mower, OH'd, new hi low unit, IH “H” mounts. Good cond. 18.4x38 tires, new of rear, Asking $525 507-852-3358 ok on front $12,000. 515-890-9793 John Deere 4230. 6,300 hrs. $9,000. (563) 379-3745

DAMAGED GRAIN WANTED ANYWHERE We buy damaged corn and grain any condition - wet or dry TOP DOLLAR We have vacs and trucks CALL HEIDI OR LARRY

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JX 90 w/loader CIH 7130, 2WD CIH 5240, 2WD CIH MX275, MFD CIH Farmall 35 w/loader, 50 hrs.

TILLAGE CIH 527B CIH 730C DMI Tigermate II, 44’, 4-bar CIH 9300, 9-shank - $22,500 Artsway 240, 8-30 shredder Artsway 180, 6-30 shredder

PLANTERS ‘08 1200, 16-30 Pivot, bulk fill, 2500 acres - $79,500

‘07 1200, 16-30 Pivot, bulk fill - $72,500 ‘08 1250, 24-30, bulk fill, 3500 acres - $118,500 JD 1760, 12-30 - $34,500

COMBINES ‘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 CIH 1083, 8-30 - $8,950 CIH 2206, 6-30 CIH 2208, 8-30 - $28,500 ‘08-’10 CIH 2608, 8-30 chopping head ‘97 JD 893, 8-30 - $18,500

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NEW AND USED TRACTOR PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 55, 50 Series & newer tractors, AC-all models, Large Inventory, We ship! Mark Heitman Tractor Salvage 715-673-4829 White 2-155 tractor, very good cond, AC/ heat work well, 5500 hrs, duals, $10,250/OBO. 515-681-6279 Harvesting Equip

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'03 JD 9550 Combine, 1893 hrs-1187, been thru shop, like new, $92,000. 515-360-7564 '04 JD 635F bean head, sgl. pt. hookup, exc. cond., $18,900. 507-327-1903 or 507964-5548 Can Deliver. '96 JD 9600, 3510 sep. hrs., 3000 eng. hrs., PRWD, Maurer bin ext., lots of new major parts w/service records, w/930 flex head & header trlr., $50,000. 320808-0736 '97 JD 9500 Combine, hrs2979-2126, very sharp & field ready, $52,000. 515-490-9539 FOR SALE: (3) JD 8820 Titan II combines, all 4WD, exc cond & upkeep, grain loss monitor, grain bin ext, auger ext, stalk chopper, spreaders, exc rubber, Won't find nicer ones around, 3000 hrs, always stored inside, $15,900/ea. Also, pick up heads, straight heads, & flex heads also for sale. 701-6404697 FOR SALE: IH 810 dummy head, hyd drive, $750; small grain sieves, grates, & extra straw spreader to fit Int'l 88 series combine; 100 bu Smidley steer stuffer, $450. 952-446-1120


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FOR SALE: JD 4420 com- 9400 Sukup high speed culti- Disc chisels: JD 714 & 712, WANTED: Gehl 800 chopper WANTED: Minneapolis Mo- '76 Hagie 470 hi-boy sprayer, JD 6000 hi-cycle sprayer, 60' vator, Nice. $2500. (715) Glencoe 7400; Field Cults bine, 2500 eng hrs, exc 2.3 liter Ford engine, hydroentire or for parts, also hyd. boom, tow hitch, $7,000 line/White 1210 corn sheller 796-5464 under 30': JD 980, small cond, one owner, clean, 216 static, 270 gal. SS tank, used rolls of gauge wire. OBO. 507-236-3371 in good condition; Case grain carts & gravity boxes bean head, 444 cornhead, 4 $2,500. 507-834-6375 952-955-1181 7500 vari-width moldboard IH 12R30" 183 cult, $1,200. IH 300-400 bu. Finishers under belt dummy head; New plow, 5 bottom. 763-972-2317 JD 734 high cycle sprayer, 3 8R30" cult, $200. 20', clean 4 & 6R stalk chop- WANTED: IH 820 bean comIdea 324 corn picker. cyl gas engine, front mount FOR SALE: 500 gal sprayer, 515-227-0702 pers; Nice JD 215 & 216 952-994-0344 bine head, 15' or 17'. 320- WANTED: Rear axle mounttow bar, $950. 515-852-4241 45' boom, hyd pump, $1,200. flex heads; JD 643 corn387-2615 ing bracket to mount a JD 515-291-7721 FOR SALE: JD 643 cornheads Must be clean; JD Remlinger 12R Strip Till 45 ldr on a Farmall H or M. head, 30”, high tin, $3,200; Top Air 1000 gal sprayer. corn planters, 4-6-8 row. For Sale:Top Air, 1100 gal folding bar $10,000. 320-238-9370 WANTED: JD 843 cornhead, also, 220 grain head, $900, Adjustable width tandems. 715-299-4338 sprayer. Hydraulic pump, 712-358-2489 prefer telescoping drive good condition. 612-483-1781 Hydraulic drive pump, 45' Blumhardt 60' boom, shaft hookup. Spencer 701WANTED: Surge Piston booms, Raven control. WANTED TO BUY: Top electric controls, FOR SALE: Triggs wagon, 331-9385 Dairy vacuum pump. SP11, $2,900. (715) 878-9858 beater for New Idea, 3739, 040 good condition. $2,950. $1,000; Hesston 30A stacker Machinery Wanted SP22, or BB4. (715)265-4083 manure spreader, in like 507-964-5625 507-995-2513 apron chain, $500. 507-920new cond. (651)345-3164 All kinds of New & Used 9990 farm equipment – disc chisels, field cults, planters, WANTED: Chaff spreader Geringhoff 2002 chopping soil finishers, cornheads, cornhead, 12R22”, head for JD 9500 combine, prefer feed mills, discs, balers, height sensor, JD sgl pt. twin spreader. FOR SALE: haybines, etc. 507-438-9782 hookup, hyd. deck plates, Hardi 66' front folding exc. cond., $44,900. 507-327spray boom w/triple noz1903 or 507-964-5548 Can Dezles. 320-834-2846 liver. Gleaner R60, enclosed rotor. 320-352-2484 IH 210 13' head w/IH 6 belt pickup. Exc. cond. $2,700. (651)565-4369 JD 212 Pickup Head, 4 Belt, Large Auger, on wagon. Photo available. $2500.00 507-251-0233 JD 6620 combine, w/443 corn head, field ready. Will separate. $10,000. 715-541-2462 or 715-357-3689

NH 38 flail chopper. Some new bearings, good cond. $2,000 OBO; JD 4R cornhead. Low acres. $900 OBO. Sparta, WI. (608)269-2729 Planting Equip

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'05 JD 1760 Maxi-Merge XP, SN: 710114, trash whippers, 3 bu. boxes, 3 sets of disks 14 5/8” diameter, 4150 acres, always shedded, retired from farming. 507-2206810 '92 JD 7300, 8R30", vacuum, insect monitor, & trash cleaners, $6,400. 712-480-4564 FOR SALE: 6100 White planter, 16R30”, 31R15”, no till coulters, very good condition, $40,500/OBO; 2 sets 30” cat belts, $1,200 & $3,800. 701-640-4829

JD 7200 6RN corn planter, exc shape, $11,500. JD 630 disc 16 1/2', new blades, bearings, harrow. $8,000. 715-977-1802 JD 7300, 12x22 planter, 3 bu. boxes w/fertilizer, $11,500; JD 7100, 17R16” bean planter w/JD radial bean meters, $4,500. 507-834-6375

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FOR SALE:'09 JD DB60, Deere/Bauer 24x30” planter, Pro Cell 40 units, JD 2600 mon., $159,000; '08 JD DB60 Deere/Bauer 24x30” planter, Precision 20/20 units & mon., $146,000, both planters loaded w/refuge tank, scale, fert., row shutoffs & trash cleaners, exc. cond. & field ready; '10 Riteway F5-62 new style roller, exc. cond., $48,000. 507-525-1034

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

‘08 Challenger MT765B, ultra wide gauge, 16” tracks, 2320 hrs., front weights, 3 pt w/quick hitch, nice tractor w/excellent tracks ........................$144,500 ‘11 NH T8020 MFWD, 480/80R46 duals, 5 remotes, front & rear wgts., high flow hyds., guidance ready, 1000 PTO only, 840 hrs., Warranty ‘till 11-29-12, Power Train Warranty ‘till 11-14-12 ................$124,000 ‘07 JD 5625 MFWD tractor, cab, 24-spd. pwr. reverser transmission, 542 loader w/joystick controls, 3 rear SCV’s, 1370 hrs...................................................$42,500 ‘08 JD 9770STS combine, Contour Master, autotrac ready, extended wear pkg., 800/65R32 single tires, 835 sep. hrs. ....................................................$149,500 ‘03 JD 8420 MFWD, 380/90R50 duals, 4 remotes, front & rear wgts., 5225 hrs., just through service program ..............................................................$99,500 ‘11 Case 580SN 4WD tractor loader backhoe, extendahoe, cab, air, ride control, Case controls, 330 hrs. ..............................................................$74,000 ‘10 JD Gator 825I, 40 hrs. ....................................$9,800 ‘95 CIH 7230 MFWD, 18.4R42’s, 4 remotes, wgts., 11,600 hrs. ........................................................$29,500 ‘08 CIH 2020, 35’ flexible platform, full finger auger ............................................................................$18,500 ‘94 Cat D4C Series III dozer, 6-way blade, ripper, open station, 3800 hrs. ......................................$20,500 ‘06 Sullair 185 CFM portable air compressor, JD dsl., 2194 hrs...................................................$6,500

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JD dummy head w/Sund pickup; Elmers 8R30” knifer; Lilliston 6200 edible bean combine; Pickett 1 step 6R30” 8 bar. 320-5622178 or 320-583-8465


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(507) 889-4221

(O) Owatonna, MN 3555 SW 18th St.

(W) Waseca, MN 3555 SW 18th St.

(507) 451-4045

(507) 835-3880

YOUR SPRAYER HEADQUARTERS

(H) Hollandale, MN W. Hwy. 251

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

‘11 JD 8310RT, 190 hrs, power shift, 18” tracks ............$226,900

‘04 JD 9860,2121 sep. hrs, PRWD, auto steer ready$136,900

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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 (H)’11 JD 9530, 207 hrs., Lease Return........................................$264,900 (B)’10 JD 9630, 920 hrs., Extended Warranty ..............................$255,900 (H)’11 JD 9330, 475 hrs. ..............................................................$245,000 (O)’03 JD 9420, 3982 hrs. ............................................................$129,900 (H)’97 JD 9300, 4343 hrs. ..............................................................$99,900

TRACK TRACTORS (B)’09 JD 9530T, 1659 hrs. ..........................................................$259,900 (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)’00 JD 9400T, 6150 hrs., 36” tracks ........................................$109,000

ROW CROP TRACTORS (O)’11 JD 8310R, 356 hrs. ............................................................$219,900 (H)’04 Case IH MX285, 1183 hrs. ................................................$130,900 (B)’05 JD 7520, IVT, 1414 hrs.........................................................$84,900 (B)’97 JD 8400, 7317 hrs. ..............................................................$79,900 (B)’11 JD 6430, IVT, 410 hrs ..........................................................$74,900 (B)’89 JD 4755, 9781 hrs. ..............................................................$49,900 (O)’91 JD 4055, 2WD, PS................................................................$44,500 (B)’09 JD 5085M, MFWD, 448 hrs. ................................................$43,900 (B) ‘01 NH TM165, 10,136 hrs., MFWD ..........................................$37,900 (H)’74 JD 4630, FWA ......................................................................$16,900 (W)JD 2840, 6870 hrs, 148 loader..................................................$13,500 (W)IH 560, loader, diesel ..................................................................$5,495 (B)AC D14, wide front ......................................................................$2,750

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

COMBINES (W)’10 JD 9870, 295 sep. hrs., PRWD..........................................$325,000 (O)’11 JD 9870, 1467 sep. hrs. ....................................................$314,900 (O)’11 JD 9870, 261 sep. hrs. ......................................................$297,500 (O)’11 JD 9770, 213 sep. hrs., PRWD ..........................................$284,900 (O)’11 JD 9770, 256 sep. hrs. ......................................................$268,900 (H)’11 JD 9770, 300 sep. hrs. ......................................................$265,000 (H)’10 JD 9870, 559 sep. hrs. ......................................................$259,900 (H)’09 JD 9870, 490 sep. hrs. ......................................................$257,900 (H)’10 JD 9770, 405 sep. hrs. ......................................................$239,900 (H)’10 JD 9770, 552 sep. hrs. ......................................................$233,500 (O)’10 JD 9570, 419 sep. hrs., duals ............................................$206,000 (O)’09 JD 9670, 990 sep. hrs., auto trac ready ............................$199,000 (H)’08 JD 9570, 475 sep. hrs., duals ............................................$198,900 (O)’08 JD 9570, 418 sep. hrs. ......................................................$196,000 (B)’08 JD 9770, 1011 sep. hrs. ....................................................$188,000 (O)’07 JD 9660, 1032 sep. hrs. ....................................................$179,900 (O)’07 JD 9660, 1185 sep. hrs., duals ..........................................$164,900 (H)’04 JD 9560, 1200 sep. hrs., duals ..........................................$153,900 (B)’04 JD 9560SH, walker, 1525 sep. hrs. ....................................$139,900 (H)’04 JD 9860, 2121 sep. hrs. ....................................................$136,900 (W)’01 JD 9650, 2932 sep. hrs., PRWD..........................................$99,500 (O)’01 JD 9550, 3433 hrs, walker ..................................................$86,900 (H)’98 JD 9510, 2284 sep. hrs., PRWD ..........................................$79,900

‘08 JD 612C, 12R30” ........................................$74,900

‘07 Ag-Chem 1074, 1700 hrs, 100‘ boom ....................$142,900

(O)CIH 1660, 3800 hrs ....................................................................$36,500 (B)’83 JD 6620SH, sidehill, 3700 hrs. ............................................$15,900 (B)’79 JD 6620 ................................................................................$15,900 (B)’84 JD 7720, 5105 hrs, PRWD ..................................................$15,900 (H)’80 JD 7220, 4365 hrs. ..............................................................$11,900 (H)’79 JD 7720 ................................................................................$11,900 (B)’81 JD 7720, 4590 hrs. ................................................................$9,900

(B)’08 JD 2700, 7-shank ripper ......................................................$37,900 (O)Krause 4850, 5-shank ripper ......................................................$29,900 (B)’00 JD 680, 27’ chisel plow ........................................................$29,900 (B)’02 JD 2700, ripper ....................................................................$29,900 (H)’90 JD 630, 30’ disk....................................................................$27,500 (B)DMI 530B, 5-shank ripper ..........................................................$19,500 (H)DMI 730, 7-shank ripper ............................................................$13,500 (B)’92 JD 714, mulch tiller ..............................................................$12,900 (B)DMI 530, 5-shank ripper ............................................................$11,900 (O)’09 Case IH 1020 1020, air reel ..................................................$33,900 (O)’98 Wilrich 4830, 15’ chisel plow ..............................................$10,000 (B)’08 JD 635 ..................................................................................$32,900 (H)’08 JD 635 ..................................................................................$29,900 (H)’04 JD 630 ..................................................................................$26,500 (O)’10 JD 4930, 1010 hrs., 120’ boom..........................................$235,900 (W)’04 JD 635 ................................................................................$25,900 (O)’10 JD 4930, 1330 hrs., 120’ boom..........................................$228,500 (W)’01 JD 930, air reel ....................................................................$22,900 (O)’09 JD 4930, 2213 hrs., 120’ boom..........................................$199,750 (O)’06 JD 630 ..................................................................................$21,900 (O)’09 JD 4930, 1619 hrs., 90’ boom............................................$189,500 (O)’05 JD 630 ..................................................................................$21,900 (B)’07 JD 4720, 1305 hrs., 90’ boom............................................$149,900 (W)’04 JD 625 ................................................................................$21,900 (O)’07 AgChem 1074, 1700 hrs., 100’ boom ................................$142,900 (H)’04 JD 630 ..................................................................................$21,900 (O)’99 JD 4700, 3525 hrs., 90’ boom..............................................$74,900 (B)’04 JD 635 ..................................................................................$19,900 (O)’05 Hardi CM1500, 90’ boom ....................................................$23,900 (O)’00 JD 930M, air reel ..................................................................$16,900 (O)Sprayer Specialties, 110 gal., 80’ boom ....................................$21,500 (H)’00 JD 930, full finger ................................................................$15,900 (O)’06 Hardi Navigator 1100, 90’ boom ..........................................$21,000 (O)’02 JD 925, full finger ................................................................$14,900 (W)Hardi NP1100, 90’ boom ..........................................................$20,900 (O)’02 JD 930, full finger ................................................................$13,500 (O)Spraymaster, 1100 gal., 80’ boom..............................................$18,500 (O)’01 JD 930 ..................................................................................$13,500 (B)’99 Redball 680, 80’ boom ........................................................$13,900 (W)’00 JD 925, full finger ................................................................$13,500 (H)Hardi Navigator 800, 60’ boom ..................................................$13,500 (B)’03 JD 930, full finger ................................................................$12,900 (H)Top Air 1000, 60’ boom................................................................$6,500 (B)’02 JD 930, full finger ................................................................$12,900 (O)Case IH 1020 ..............................................................................$11,000 (H)’06 JD DB66, 36R22”, CCS, liq fert ..........................................$143,900 (B)’06 JD 1770NT, 16R30” ..............................................................$79,000 (W)’11 JD 612, 12R20”, chopping ..................................................$99,500 (B)’96 JD 1770, 16R30” ..................................................................$44,900 (O)’10 JD 612, 12R30” ....................................................................$76,900 (B)CIH 1200, Bauer Built bar, 36R20” ............................................$79,900 (B)’08 JD 612, 12R30” ....................................................................$74,900 (H)’03 JD 1790, 16/31 row..............................................................$79,500 (O)’11 JD 608 8R30” ......................................................................$69,900 (B)’05 JD 1770NT, 12R30” ..............................................................$54,900 (B)’05 Geringhoff, RD1800, 18R22”................................................$69,900 (O)’97 JD 1780, 24R20” ..................................................................$48,500 (H)’08 JD 612, 12R20” ....................................................................$67,500 (H)’07 JD 1760, 12R30”, LF ............................................................$39,500 (O)’11 JD 608C................................................................................$66,900 (B)’02 JD 1560, 15’ no till ..............................................................$24,900 (B)’11 JD 608, 8R30” ......................................................................$65,900 (W)’98 JD 1530, 16R15” ................................................................$15,900 (O)’10 JD 608, 8R30” ......................................................................$64,500 (O)White 6100, 12R30” ..................................................................$15,500 (H)’10 JD 608, 8R30” ......................................................................$63,500 (B)JD 520, grass seed ......................................................................$3,900 (H)’06 Geringhoff, RD830, 8R30”....................................................$49,900 (W)’82 JD 7100, 12R30” ..................................................................$3,500 (B)’07 Geringhoff, RD830, 8R30” ....................................................$49,900 (B)’05 Calmers, 18R20” ..................................................................$49,900 (B)’10 JD 468, silage special ..........................................................$29,900 (O)’06 Geringhoff, 8R30” ................................................................$48,500 (B)’07 JD 568, surface wrap............................................................$29,900 (H)’08 JD 608, 8R30”, non-chpping................................................$46,900 (B)’07 JD 568, surface wrap............................................................$29,900 (H)’07 Cat 1822, 18R22” ................................................................$32,900 (H)’08 JD 468, silage special, 6800 bales ......................................$25,900 (O)’02 JD 1293, 12R30” ..................................................................$29,900 (B)’05 JD 946, 13’ MoCo ................................................................$23,900 (H)’03 JD 1293, 12R30” ..................................................................$29,900 (O)’00 JD 466, 10,000 bales............................................................$21,900 (B)’98 JD 1290, 12R20” ..................................................................$25,900 (W)’02 JD 567, surface wrap ..........................................................$19,900 (B)’97 JD 693, 6R30”, knife rolls ....................................................$22,900 (B)’08 NH BR7090, twine only ........................................................$19,900 (B)’97 JD 693, 6R30”, knife rolls ....................................................$19,900 (B)’03 JD 467, cover edge ..............................................................$16,500 (B)’92 JD 1600, center pivot, MoCo ..................................................$5,900 (O)’11 JD 2410, 52’ chisel plow ......................................................$60,000 (B)JD 1219 MoCo..............................................................................$4,995 (H)’09 JD 2700, 7-shank ripper ......................................................$39,500 (B)NI 5408 disc mower ....................................................................$3,995 (B)’10 JD 512, 7-shank ripper ........................................................$37,900 (B)NH 278 square baler ....................................................................$3,500

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FOR SALE: 2012 rye straw, $135/Ton. 612-490-0507 Rogers MN FOR SALE: All types of hay & straw in round bales & lg squares, tested separately, net & twine wrapped, delivered in semi loads. Tim 320-221-2085 Sm. squares brome orchard blue grass mix heavy bales, call for price, delivery available. 515-571-0171 WANTED AND FOR SALE ALL TYPES of hay & straw. Also buying corn, wheat & oats. Western Hay available.Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill. 920-853-3554 Livestock

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12 Reg. Jersey show cows, all cows are 2 & 3 yrs old, one milking short horn 4 yr old cow, & 1 reg. Jersey breeding bull. (715)305-0825 2 Reg. Jersey 2nd calf bred to a Jersey bull, real nice, $1150. 7 Brown Swiss Guernsey Crossbred heifers ready to breed this Fall, $650. Live near Madison. (608)697-1487.

FOR SALE: Springing heifers. 20 Holstein, 10 Jersey, 10 Jersey Holstein Cross. Will trade for steers, beef cows or open Holstein heifers. (507)251-2616 or (608) 788-6258 WANTED TO BUY: Dairy heifers and cows. 320-2352664 Wanted to Buy: Good herd of dairy cows. 40 to 50 head. Preferred AI bred and low SCC. (715)568-4160

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black Simmental bulls, good disposition, exc. quality, steer price; also, 10 yearling heifers, by the pound, open or we can breed. Riverside Simmental, Gerald Polzin, 320-2865805


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Farm Equipment For Sale

LOADER TRACTORS

LARSON IMPLEMENTS 5 miles east of Cambridge, MN on Hwy. 95 763-689-1179 Look at our Web site for pictures & more listings Free delivery on combines in MN, Eastern ND & SD

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Easton, MN 56025 • 507-381-9675

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Main Office: Ag Service Center 840 Pioneer Avenue P.O. Box 4 Lafayette, MN 56054-0004

USED DRYERS & AUGERS Good Selection of Used Dryers - Call! GSI 1226, FF 190, GSI 260, GSI 1218 ............CALL Westfield MK 13”x91’, MK 13”x71’ ................CALL Feterl 10”x66’, swing ....................................$2,995 Feterl 10”x60’, PTO ......................................$2,995 Hutchinson 10”x51’, PTO..............................$2,200 Hutchinson 10”x62’, swing drive ..................$6,585 Sudenga 10”x61’, swing drive ......................$7,200 Feterl 12”x72’, swing drive ..........................$7,495 Feterl 8”x60’ w/motor ..................................$3,985

507-228-8224 or 800-642-4104 www.ufcmn.com LeSueur • 800-252-5993

JD 980, 44.5’, 3 bar ....................................$19,600 JD 960, 31.5’ ..................................................$7,450 DMI 527 ripper ............................................$13,400 JD 3 pt. plow, 5 bottom ................................$2,850 Flexi Coil 31’, 4 bar ....................................$11,700

SPRAYERS

Fast 1000 gal., 90’ boom ..............................$9,900 Fast 1000 gal., 60’ boom ..............................$7,850 Redball 580, 80’, 1600 gal...........................$18,900 Redball 680, 110’, 1300 gal.........................$17,650 L&D 1000 gal., 60’ boom ............................$11,900 Century 1300 gal., 90’ boom, Big Wheel ..$17,500 SKIDLOADERS Bobcat T190, heat ......................................$20,600 Hardi 6600 Commander, 132’ boom ..........$65,900 ‘11 Bobcat S205, heat/AC, 2-spd...............$29,450 Demco 500 gal., 60’ boom............................$4,350 MISCELLANEOUS Bobcat S130, heat ......................................$15,600 Gehl 4240E ..................................................$15,600 DMI 530, 5-shank ..........................................$14,800 Bobcat S130, heat ......................................$15,600 Krause Dominator, 18’ ..................................$44,800 Bobcat 742 ....................................................$7,550 JD 2700, 7-shank ..........................................$27,900 Bobcat 542B, bucket/grapple ......................$8,950 J&M 875 grain cart ........................................$25,900 Gehl 5240E, heat/AC, 2-spd., 325 hrs. ......$26,900 Demco grain cart, 750 bu. ............................$17,500 (2) Gehl 3510, bucket ....................................$6,950 Parker box, 350 bu. ........................................$4,850 Gehl 4240E, heat, 2007 ..............................$17,400 Used grain legs ....................................................Call NH 175, 2-spd., hi flow ..............................$31,500 H & S 430 spreader, hyd drive ........................$9,900 NH 170, w/heat ............................................$25,600 NI 3739 spreader..............................................$7,950 Gehl 1410 spreader..........................................$8,250 TILLAGE Wishek 862NT, 26’, 3 bar ............................$45,900 NH 514 spreader, end gate..............................$4,250 (3) Wilrich 957, 7 shank ....................From $22,600 Woods Batwing mower, 15’ ............................$8,475 Wilrich 357, 5 shank, 3 pt ............................$6,250 Top Air 30’ belt conv., elec ..............................$3,150 Great Plains Turbo Till, 24’..........................$39,800 Used Snowblowers ..............................................Call Sunflower 5055, 50’, 4 bar ..........................$43,900

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

‘11 JD 7830, MFWD, 305 hrs., 20-spd. auto quad, 650x38 tires, w/JD 746 loader........................................$135,000 ‘10 JD 6330 Premium, MFWD, 2000 hrs., cab, 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, JD 673 self-leveling loader w/joystick ....$65,000 COMBINES ‘09 NH T7030, MFWD, cab, 1080 hrs., ‘08 JD 9770, 4WD, 1225 eng./835 sep. 3 pt, 540/1000 PTO, NH 860TL loader, hrs., Contour Master, chopper, 20.8x4 tires ........................$92,000 20.8x42 duals, 28Lx26 rear tires ‘08 NH T7030, MFWD, cab, 1325 hrs., ................................................$175,000 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, NH 860TL loader ‘05 JD 9660, 1777 eng./1282 sep. hrs., w/joystick, 20.8x42 rear tires......$88,000 Contour Master, chopper, 20.8x38 ‘07 NH T7040, MFWD, cab, 3056 hrs., duals ........................................$123,000 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, NH 860TL loader, ‘08 JD 9670, 919 eng./1389 sep. hrs., 18.4x42 tires ..............................$78,000 Contour Master, chopper, Premium ‘05 JD 5525, MFWD, 1100 hrs., cab, cab............................................$162,000 JD 542 loader, 3 pt., 2 hyd., 540 PTO ‘99 JD 9610, 3300 eng./2400 sep. hrs., ..................................................$38,500 chopper, chaff spreader, 18.4x38 duals ..........................................$59,000

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‘11 JD 9630T, w/PTO, 36” tracks, 546 hrs, 4 hyd, front wts., well equipped ............................$282,000 ‘10 JD 9620, 1144 hrs., PS, 838 tires & duals, wgt. pkg., big hyd pump ................................................$225,000

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‘11 CIH Magnum 275, MFWD, 850 hrs., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 4 hyd., HD drawbar, 18 front wgts., 380x54 duals, 380x38 front duals ..................$152,000 ‘03 CIH MXM190, MFWD, cab, air, PS, 540/1000 PTO, 650x42 rear tires, 7604 hrs., Good Condition..........$50,000 ‘03 NH TG255, MFWD, 3463 hrs., 3 pt., 4 hyd., 1000 PTO, frt wgts, 18.4x46 tires & duals ................$80,000 ‘95 JD 8100, 2WD, cab, 540/1000 PTO, 3 pt., 3 hyd., 9426 hrs., 18.4x46 tires & duals ..............................$42,500 ‘94 JD 7800, 2WD, cab, air, 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 9760 hrs., 14.9x46 duals, front wgts. ........................$42,500 ‘98 JD 6410, cab, air, MFWD, 16 spd. pwr quad, w/reverse, 8795 hrs., 18.4x38 tires ..............................$31,000 ‘89 JD 4755, 2WD, 9500 hrs., 3 pt., COMBINE HEADS 3 hyd., PS, 1000 PTO, 18.4x42 tires & duals........................................$31,000 JD 693, 6R30” cornhead ..............$12,500 4WD & TRACK TRACTORS ‘08 CIH 2020, 35’ flex head ..........$22,000

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‘05 JD 9760STS, 1462 eng./1086 sep. hrs., Contour Master, 20.8x38 duals, chopper, header controls ................................................$128,000 ‘04 JD 9760STS, 2358 eng./1612 sep. hrs., hi-capacity unload, Contour Master, chopper, Greenstar yield & moisture monitor, 800x32 tires $119,000 ‘06 CIH 8010, 1325 eng./1050 sep. hrs., 20.8x42 duals, tracker, chopper, rock trap, auto header, Sharp!..........$138,000 ‘09 CIH 7088, 1235 eng./910 sep.hrs., 20.8x42 duals, tracker, rock trap, Pro 600 monitor w/yield moisture ..$167,000 ‘03 CIH 2388, 3300 eng./2195 sep. hrs., tracker, chopper, 18Hx42 duals, AFS, yield & moisture monitor, Maurer bin ext...............................................$82,500 ‘94 CIH 1688, 3734 eng. hrs., rock trap, chopper, auto header, thru shop ..................................................$34,500

‘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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SALE: Registered FOR SALE: Registered Registered Texas Longhorn Small calf creep feeder, near FOR SALE: Yearling Angus Beef Up your herd. Nice se- Big, Thick, Polled Hereford FOR yearling bulls. Calving Black Angus Bulls, w/ good new $450. 651-380-6921 lection of yearling & comBlack Angus cows w/ calves breeding stock, cows, bulls, sired by EXAR Lutease, semen tested. (715) growth & disposition; Reging two year olds. Semen at side. Some may be bred heifers or roping stock, top ton & Gambles Hotrod. Call 597-2036. istered Black Angus Cows Tested. View online at back. (715) 483-3866 blood lines. 507-235-3467 WANT TO BUY: Butcher for pricing. Plum Creek brookviewacres.com w/ calves at side. All breedwww.millrd.com or call cows, bulls, fats & walkable Angus 712-348-3145 ing out of 100% Schiefelbein Reg Angus Bulls, calving Semen tested Limousin bulls, 715-665-2605 cripples; also horses, ease, EPDs, 3 calfs & a genetics. 320-597-2747 FOR SALE: 45 head 1st to sheep & goats. 320-235-2664 2 yr. olds & yearlings, low 10 Quiet, fertility tested, passmall ass, fertility tested, 5th calf pairs w/total care birth wgts., super growth. ture ready polled Hereford FOR SALE OR LEASE Lausted's Green Meadows, until Aug. 15. $1950/pair. REGISTERED BLACK John Goelz 507-557-8394 bulls. Menomonie, WI 715-308-9954 can keep longer at buyers ANGUS Bulls, 2 year old & larsonherefordfarms.com. expense. 605-832-2076 yearlings; bred heifers, (715) 772-4680 calving ease, club calves & balance performance. Al FOR SALE: Angus Bulls. Angus Yearling Bulls w/ exc Stout, heavy muscled bulls sired. In herd improvement performance records. Inprogram. J.W. Riverview w/exc. performance genetformation on website. Angus Farm Glencoe, MN ics. Semen tested. Steve Schmalenberger 55336 Conklin Dealer 320Sullivan Angus, 515-570-5215 ‘08 Cat 965B, 800 hrs ....................$196,500 864-4625 Kellogg, MN. (507) 767-3361 centuryacresangus.com


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WANTED: Breeding Heifers, Fall born PolyPay rams, RR BOARS BRED GILTS Large White, YxD, HxD, outdoor summer or fall calving & QR, Macon PolyPays, cond. 712-297-7644 cows, or cow/calf pairs, to 952-240-2192 Marvin Wuebker dry lot for summer mons & beyond, can A.I. & calf out, Goats 062 Compart's total program some grazing & ref. avail features superior boars & upon request. 605-832-2076 2 month old pure bred Saaopen gilts documented by nen Buck Goat from State BLUP technology. Duroc, Horse 057 Fair Championship Flock. York, Landrace & F1 lines. $250. 715-704-9040 For Sale: Yearling, Colts Terminal boars offer leanand Phillies, beautiful Pinness, muscle, growth. Mato's, Shetlands miniatures. For Sale: Herd of Dairy ternal gilts & boars are Goats. All milking and feedReasonable prices. These productive, lean, durable. ing equipment. Milkers, are untrained quality All are stress free & PRRS doelings, buck. Serious inponies. Also, some Mares free. Semen also available quires only.(608)476-2234 w/foals. (715)772-3229 through Elite Genes A.I. Make 'em Grow! Comparts Morgan Percheron CrossBoar Store, INC. Toll Free: breds For Sale. Many to 877-441-2627 choose from. (608)553-3466

WILLMAR FARM CENTER a division of aemsco 3867 East Highway 12, Willmar, MN • Phone 320-235-8123 TRACTORS

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‘12 MF 8660, MFD, cab, 225 PTO hp. ‘12 MF 7619, MFD, 140 PTO hp. ‘12 MF 2680, MFD, cab, 83 PTO hp. ‘12 MF 2680, MFD, 83 PTO hp. ‘11 MF 8690, MFD, cab, 280 PTO hp. ‘07 MF 7495, MFD, 155 PTO hp., 2625 hrs. MF 5460, MFD, cab, 95 PTO hp. MF 1529 Compact, 29 hp., loader, hydro MF 1652 Compact, 42 hp., loader, cab, hydro MF 1652 Compact, 52 hp., 12x12 Power Shuttle MF GC2400 Compact, 24 hp., 60” deck IH 70 Hydro w/F11 Farmhand loader ‘05 MF 451, 45 PTO hp., 400 hrs. ‘07 MF 3645, MFD, 75 PTO hp., cab, loader ‘78 MF 1085, cab, 83 hp., 365 hrs.

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‘07 Geringhoff 1822, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 1230, 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 ‘10 Geringhoff 630, RD ‘08 Geringhoff 630, RD ‘07 Geringhoff 630, RD ‘05 NH 98C, 12R20” ‘99 NH 996, 12R20” ‘93 JD 843, LT, OD ‘88 JD 843, LT, OD JD 822 JD 1022 ‘06 CIH 2212, 12R20” w/8010 mounts CIH 1084 CIH 863 CIH 822 White 708N MF 1163, fits MF 8570 combine

CORNHEADS

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

COMBINES • • • • • • •

‘06 MF 9690, duals, 429 hrs. ‘07 MF 9790, duals, 1034 hrs. ‘92 Gleaner R62, 2063 hrs. ‘98 Gleaner 800, 25’ flexhead ‘90 MF 8570, duals ‘85 MF 9720, 3292 hrs. MF 9750 PU table

• MF 9120 bean table • MF 1858 bean table, 15’, 18’, 20’ • MF 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 1070XL 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 EZ Flow 220 bu. gravity box w/auger, tarp Hutchinson 10x61 auger Wheatheart transfer auger, 8”

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JD sickle mower IH sickle mower JD 275 disc mower, 9’ IH 5-bar rake Kodiak 60”, 72”, 84” 3 pt. rotary cutters MF 1375 disc mower conditioner, 15’ 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 & DM5 disc mower Sitrex RP2 or RP5 3 pt. wheel rake Sitrex MK 14 wheel rake Sitrex 10 & 12 wheel rakes on cart Sitrex TR 9 wheel rake Westendorf 3 pt. bale spear H&S 16’ bale wagon Chandler 22’, litter spreader Meyer 620 forage box

HAY & LIVESTOCK

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Sunflower 5055-62 field cult., 5-section, 62’ Sunflower 4610-9 disc ripper Sunflower 4412-07 disc ripper Sunflower 4530-19 disc chisel Sunflower 1444-36 disc Sunflower 4511-11 disc chisel ‘08 JD 520 stalk chopper Loftness 30’ stalk chopper, SM Loftness 20’ stalk chopper Maurer 28’-42’ header trailers ‘12 Degelman LR7645 land roller Degelman 320 rock digger ‘11 SB Select snowblowers, 97” & 108”, 3 pt. • Lucke 8’ snowblower, 3 pt.

SPECIAL PRICED ITEMS (NEW) MF 1372 disc mower conditioner, 12’, steel rollers ..............$27,950 (Plus 3.9% Financing) (NEW) Sitrex DM7 3 pt. disc mower, 9’ ............ $8,450

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FOR SALE: AKC Collie Pup- New Oak flatbeds, hay & '92 Freightliner semi tractor, FOR SALE: 60 feeder pigs, silage bunks, green chop pies, $250. (715)949-1328 good shape, $7,000. 50# & up, show pig quality, boxes. 715-269-5258 515-851-0590 $1/lb. 507-642-8547 For Sale: Australian Cattle Dog pups, about 6 wks old, WANTED TO BUY! USED '97 Ford Louisville, Cummins eng., 9 spd., 20' FronBULK MILK COOLER parents work. (715)658-1618. FOR SALE: Duroc, Hamptier B & H, $45,000. 507-834ALL SIZES 920-867-3048 shire, Yorkshire, & FOR SALE: Pug puppies. 6375 Hamp/Duroc boars. Also shots, vet, de-wormed. $350 Cars & Pickups 080 Bulk feed truck, '84 Ford Hamp/York gilts. Genetics OBO. (715)279-3756 from top AI sires. Exc herd 8000, sgl axle, 3208 Cat '67 GMC ¾ ton long box health. No PRSS. Delivery eng., air brakes, good tires, pickup, 350 V8, 4 spd., pwr Livestock Equip 075 Available. Stan Adelman. Jakeo feed body, belts, casteering & pwr. brakes, 320-568-2225 bles, hoses replaced. Good FOR SALE: 6 ½' Show Stop50,000 act. miles, showroom road handler. Sturgeon per pig hauler for a pickup, clean, parade ready, no Bay, WI. 920-493-1932 Pets & Supplies 070 $300. 507-340-6934 rust. 320-568-2381 FOR SALE: Gilts & boars. '79 Pontiac Trans Am. 87,000 FOR SALE: '04 Columbia Freightliner, 10 spd auto Australian Shepherd puppies, Purebred Durocs. Also, mi., black in color. PW, shift, 714K miles, rear fendhave shots, parents on feeder pigs. Roger Guse, AC, tilt, cruise. Orig. cond. ers, $28,500. 507-920-8217 farm. $100 each. Red Mer- Whitehall, WI. (715)983-5763 $7,500. 715-896-1050 le & Tri color. (715)654-5312 New steer feeders, calf & FOR SALE: '81 Chev 1500K, FOR SALE: '75 Int'l 1800 Loadstar grain truck w/tan4WD, warn hubs, nearly finisher models 1 ton to 8 FOR SALE: 570 NH baler. dem axles, 392 gas eng., 5 new tires, cushion ag hitch, ton capacity. Call 920-948exc. cond. $11,500. (715) spd. Allison auto. transmisdrive or restore it, $1,000. 3516. www.steerfeeder.com 495-0757 sion, 18' Crysteel box, 507-621-2493 96,000 miles, $4,000 OBO. 507-227-4896 Leave Message Industrial & Const. 083 FOR SALE: '84 Int'l, CumFOR SALE: '85 JD 450E dozmings eng, 10spd trans, 19' er, long track, wide pads, box & hoist, $14,000. '97 6850 hrs, used on farm, alFreightliner, 60 Detroit, 20' ways shedded, looks sharp, box & hoist, roll tarp, 9spd good undercarriage, trans, $18,000. 320-587-6301 $16,000. 763-670-3040 Trucks & Trailers

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'09 Chevy Silverado 1500LT, blue/blk, Z71, Chevy certified, 42K miles, $24,000. 712-325-1062 '90 Intl 9200 Day cab, big block eng, new paint, $8500. Great corn hauler. 515-851-0590

USED TRACTORS NEW Versatile 435, 4WD ............................CALL NEW Versatile 250, FWA ............................CALL NEW Versatile 305, FWA ............................CALL NEW NH TD5050, FWA, w/cab ..................CALL NH T8 300 FWA, Demo ..............................CALL NEW Massey HD2680, FWA, w/cab ..........CALL NEW Massey 8670, FWA............................CALL ‘08 NH 6070 w/cab, 2WD ......................$69,000 ‘90 Ford 7710II, cab, 2WD ......................$25,000 ‘06 IH 560, WF ..........................................$5,200 White 2-85 w/loader ..............................$12,500 IH 806, gas, w/Allied loader ....................$7,850 ‘66 Allis 190, gas ......................................$6,000 ‘54 Farmall 300 w/loader ..........................$2,550

TILLAGE M&W 9-shank, 24” w/leveler ..................$14,500 DMI Tigermate II, 5-shank ........................$8,500 Brillion HC 32’ ........................................$13,950 DMI Chisel Champ, 11-shank ..................$2,500 JD 960, 36’ w/3-bar ..................................$6,950 ‘07 JD 3710, 10-bottom..............................CALL White 588, 4-bottm ..................................$1,800 Wilrich 3400, 50.5’ w/4 bar ....................$14,900

SKIDSTEERS NEW NH skidsteers on hand......................CALL ‘06 NH L170 ............................................$17,500 Westendorf WL40 w/IH mts ....................$2,600

FOR SALE: '85 Ford F700, single axle grain truck, 370 gas, 5+2 trans, 185K miles, 15' Grain Master, steel box w/ 3 pc end gate & roll tarp, 400 bu, $8,500; '91 Int'l 4700, single axle, 360 dsl, 6+ trans, 258K miles, 16' Jaycraft box, 350 bu, nice, always shedded, $10,000. 763-670-3040 or 763-464-6540

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

COMBINES ‘94 Gleaner R72 w/new engine ..............$58,000 ‘94 Gleaner R62 ......................................Coming ‘00 Gleaner R72 w/CDF ..........................$82,500 ‘95 Gleaner R52, Cummins, Mauer ext. $67,900 ‘08 Fantini 12-30 chopping cornhead....$68,000 NEW Fantini chopping cornhead ..............CALL

HAY TOOLS New Hesston & NH Hay Tools On Hand ‘11 NH BR7090 n/t.500 bales ................$33,900

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)

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

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


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• (507) 831-1106 • (507) 836-8571 www.millersellner.com

PLANTERS 22 GPM PTO PUMPS, TAKE OFFS – CALL SL ‘08 CIH 1250, 24X30, BULK FILL ............................$122,500

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‘03 CIH 2208, 8R30”, HYD. STRIP. PLATES, AHHC ....$29,975 ‘06 CIH 2206, 6R30”, HYD. STRIP. PLATES ..............$28,500 ‘04 CIH 2206, 6R30”, HYD. STRIP. PLATES ..............$25,500 ‘99 CIH 1083, 8R30”, POLY, TALL CORN SHIELD ......$18,000 ‘91 CIH 1083 ............................................................$11,500 ‘91 CIH........................................................................$9,950 CIH 1083 ..............................................................$8,950 ‘85 IH 963 ..................................................................$7,500 ‘89 CIH 1063, STRAIGHT TIN, TALL CORN SHIELDS, PAINTED ....................................................................$8,250

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NEW PRO 600 TAKE OFF ..............................................CALL NEW PRO 600 TAKE OFF ..............................................CALL NEW PRO 600, DEMO UNIT ..........................................CALL NEW PRO 700 TAKE OFF W/ARM REST MOUNT FOR TIER 4............................................................................CALL SE NEW PRO 700 TAKE OFF W/ARM REST MOUNT FOR TIER 4............................................................................CALL

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

(507) 794-2131 SE = Sleepy Eye BL = Bingham Lake SL = Slayton

SE ‘09 CIH 9120, 840 ENG. HRS., TRACKS, RWA, LOADED ..................................................................$309,900 SE ‘09 CIH 9120, 1100 ENG. HRS., TRACKS, RWA, LOADED ..................................................................$279,900 BL ‘10 CIH 7088, 455 ENG. HRS., RWA, LOADED ........$269,900 SE ‘08 CIH 7010, 808 ENG HRS., 20.8X42 DUALS ......$217,500 SE ‘07 CIH 8010, 1668 ENG. HRS., 20.8X42 DUALS, RWA........................................................................$206,500 BL ‘07 CIH 7010, 1593 ENG. HRS., 20.8X42 DUALS, AFX ROTOR ............................................................$199,850 SE ‘07 CIH 2588, 1853 ENG HRS, 20.8X42 DUALS, AFX ROTOR ....................................................................$179,500 BL ‘04 CIH 8010, 2451 ENG. HRS., 20.8X42 DUALS, HID LIGHTS....................................................................$179,950 SL ‘98 CIH 2366, 2200R HRS., SINGLES, FT, YM ..........$85,500 BL ‘81 IH 1440, 3881 ENG. HRS., CHOPPER....................$9,950

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BL ‘07 CIH 1250, 24X30, ON ROW HOPPERS, PRO 600 ................................................................................$81,995 SE ‘02 KINZE, 16X31, INTERPLANT ..............................$64,850 BL ‘96 CIH 950, 12X30”, LIQUID FERT., EARLY RISER MONITOR ..................................................................$16,500 BL ‘96 CIH 950, 12X30, SEMI MOUNT, EARLY RISER MONITOR ..................................................................$13,500 BL ‘92 CIH 900, 12X30, PULL TYPE ..............................$13,900 SE ‘91 CIH 900, 12X30, TRASH W, EARLY RISER MONITOR TRACTORS-MFD ................................................................................$12,000 ‘11 CIH MAGNUM 340, 950 HRS., SS CAB AXLE ....$205,000 BL ‘90 CIH 900, 12X30 ....................................................$8,989 ‘11 CIH MAGNUM 235, 800 HRS, LUXURY CAB ..COMING IN SE CIH 900, 8R30”, PULL TYPE, LIQUID FERT. ................$6,900 ‘11 CIH MAGNUM 235, 150 HRS, FRON DUALS ..COMING IN SE CIH 800, 6R30”, PULL TYPE, NICE ..............................$3,900 ‘10 CIH MAGNUM 225, CVT, 700 HRS ..................COMING IN FALL TILLAGE ‘08 CIH MXM125, ROPS, MILLER LOADER................$52,500 ‘10 CIH FARMALL 95, 156 HRS, CAB, LOADER ........$44,900 SE ‘10 CIH 870, 11-SHANK, DISK LEVER ..................COMING IN ‘86 CIH 3394, 5357 HRS., 18.4X42 DUALS ..............$29,750 SE ‘10 CIH 870, 9-SHANK, DISK LEVER ........................$48,500 ‘86 CIH 3394, 7377 HRS, 18.4X42 DUALS................$28,500 SE ‘09 JD 2700, 9-SHANK, 24” SPACING ......................$38,850 ‘94 ALLIS 6690, 3764 HRS., LOADER, 3 REMOTES ..$19,950 BL ‘07 JD 2700, 5-SHANK ............................................$27,500 BL ‘03 JD 2700, 9-SHANK, CUSHION BLADES, COVING TRACTORS-2WD BOARDS....................................................................$27,900 ‘82 IH 5488, 6900 HRS.............................................$22,500 SE ‘04 JD 2700, 7-SHANK, 30” SPACING ......................$24,500 ‘77 IH 1586, 7368 HRS., 20.8X38 ............................$14,950 BL ‘99 CIH 730B, INDIVIDUAL CUSHION GANG, (NO LEADS) ‘79 IH 1086, 7889 HRS., 18.4X38 ............................$11,850 ................................................................................$23,795 ‘69 IH 856, 4800 HRS., MILLER LOADER..................$11,500 BL ‘01 WILRICH 957, 7-SHANK, BIG COIL TINE LEVER ‘81 ALLIS 7020, 7232 HRS., 18.4X38 DUALS ............$9,250 ................................................................................$22,950 1466, HINIKR CAB, 18.4X38 DUALS ..........................$8,950 SE ‘00 DMI 730B, BLUE, LEADS AND MAINS ................$21,500 ‘66 IH 806, DUAL PTO, 18.4X34..................................$6,350 BL ‘97 DMI 730B, BLUE, 10” MAINS, 2” LEADS ............$18,750 ‘53 OLIVER 77, BELLY MOWER ..................................$2,500 SE ‘99 CIH 727, 7-SHANK, 24” SPACING ..................COMING IN BL JD 510, 7-SHANK, DISC RIPPER ..............................$13,900 FIELD CULTIVATORS ‘07 JD 2210, 47.5’, 4-BAR, 7” SWEEPS ..................$53,500 BL ‘05 WILRICH 357, 7-SHANK 3-PT. MOUNTED RIPPER ..................................................................................$7,900 ‘08 JD 2210, 45.5’, 4-BAR, 7” SWEEPS ..................$47,200 ‘02 JD 2200, 56.5’, 200 LB. SHANK, 3-BAR ............$38,900 BL DMI COULTER CHAMP, 11-SHANK, 4” TWISTED SHOVELS ....................................................................$4,950 ‘01, DMI, 44.5’, TIGERMATE II, PIVOT GAUGE WHEELS, 4-BAR ......................................................................$36,500 BL TEBBEN 7-SHANK MOUNT RIPPER ............................$3,500 WILRICH QUAD X, 45’, 4-BAR HARROW ..................$34,500 STALK CHOPPERS ‘98 DMI, 50.5’, TIGERMATE II, 7” SWEEPS, 3-BAR SE ‘06 WOODS, 15’ PULL TYPE......................................$13,750 HARROW ..................................................................$29,000 BL ALLOWAY, 20’ MOUNTED, 4-GAUGE WHEELS ............$8,950 ‘98 DMI 50.5’, TIGERMATE II, 7” SWEEPS, 3-BAR BL LOFTNESS 240, 20’ MONTED, 2-CASTER WHEELS ....$5,875 HARROW ..................................................................$29,000 BL ‘96 BALZER 2000, 20’ PULL TYPE ..............................$5,900 ‘98 JD, 38’, SINGLE POINT DEPTH CONTROL ..........$14,250 SE ‘85 JD 27, 15’ L KNIVES ............................................$5,350 ‘95 DMI TIGERMATE, 47.5’, 3-BAR HARROW............$12,750 BEAN HEADS ‘90 CIH 4900, 47.5', 7" SWEEPS, 3-BAR HARROW ..$10,500 CIH 4300, 32.5’ ........................................................$10,250 SE ‘05 CIH 2020, 30’, CRARY AIR REEL, 3” ..................$27,900 SE ‘06 CIH 1020, 25’, 1 1/5 SICKLE, FULL FINGER CIH 4900, 52.5’ ..........................................................$8,450 AUGER ......................................................................$18,500 CIH 4900, 52.5’ ..........................................................$8,500 ‘94 CIH 4900, 41', 3-BAR HARROW............................$7,900 SE ‘02 CIH 1020, 340’,. 3” SICKLE, AHHC FT ................$14,500 JD 960, 37’, 3-BAR HARROW ....................................$4,950 BL ‘02 CIH 1020, 30', 1.5" SICKLE, FT ..........................$14,900 BL ‘98 CIH 1020, 25’, 11/2” SICKLE ..............................$12,500 SPRAYERS BL ‘90 CIH 1020, 25’, 3” SICKLE, ROCK GUARD ............$11,950 BLUMHARDT, 1000 GAL., 88’-90’ BOOM, RAVEN ....$8,500 BL ‘97 CIH 1020, 30', FIELD TRACKER ............................$8,500 ‘95 FLEX-COIL 650, 3-SECTION BOOM ......................$5,850 BL ‘97 CIH 1020, 30’, 3” SICKLE, ROCK GUARD ..............$9,000 BL ‘90 CIH 1020, 25’, 3” CRARY SICKLE, ROCK GUARD ..$9,000 SKID-LOADERS BL ‘88 CIH 1020, 30’, 1.5” SICKLE, JOHNSON ROCK GUARD CASE SKID-LOADERS ..................................................................................$6,000 ‘06 CASE 440, 1915 HRS, CAB, H&A, 2 SP ..............$28,850 ‘10 CASE 420, S3, 750 HRS., 2-SPD. ......................$27,900 SE ‘87 CIH 1020, 25’, 1.5” SICKLE, ROCK GUARD ..........$5,750 SE ‘87 CIH 1020, 30’, 3” SICKLE, HYD. FORE & AFT........$4,950 ‘10 CASE 430, S3, 2469 HRS., CAB, HEAT & AC, 2-SPD. ......................................................................$26,500 BL ‘89 CIH 1020, 22.5’, 3” SICKLE, ROCK GUARD ..........$4,500 ‘07 CASE 420CT, 907 HRS........................................$26,500 SE ‘91 CIH 1020, 30’ FT, HYD. FORE & AFT ....................$4,250 ‘07 CASE 420CT, 907 HRS. ......................................$26,500 CORN HEADS ‘06 CASE 410, 2345 HRS., NEW REMAN ENGINE ....$22,500 BL ‘09 CIH 2608, 8R30”, FT & AHHC, HYD. DECK PLATES ‘07 CASE 430, 2005 HRS. ........................................$21,750 ................................................................................$62,000 ‘07 CASE 420, 1825 HRS. ........................................$18,850 SE ‘10 CIH 2608, 8R30”, FT, HYD SP ............................$64,500 ‘05 CASE 420, 3846 HRS., CAB & HEAT ..................$17,650 BL ‘07 CIH 2412, 12R30”, FT, HYD. STRIP. PLATES ......$58,500 BOBCAT SKID-LOADERS SE ‘07 GH 1860, 6X30, POLY CHOPPING HEAD ............$43,500 ‘11 BOBCAT S205, 212 HRS., CAB, HEAT/AC, SE ‘07 CIH 2606, 6X30, POLY CHOPPING HEAD ............$42,850 QUICK TACH..............................................................$30,900 BL ‘07 CIH 2208, 8R30” ................................................$38,000 ‘09 BOBCAT 5205, 1700 HRS...............................COMING IN BL ‘05 CIH 2208, 8R30”, HYD. STRIP. PLATES, AHHC ....$35,500 ‘08 BOBCAT S205, 2800 HRS., CAB, HEAT, AC ....COMING IN BL ‘05 CLARK, 12X22” POLY..........................................$36,500 ‘07 BOBCAT S300, 2700 HRS., 2-SPD., HEAT, AC COMING IN BL ‘05 CIH 2208, 3R30” HYD STRIPPER PLATES, AHHC$34,500 ‘04 BOBCAT S185, 4900 HRS., HEAT, AC ............COMING IN BL ‘05 CIH 2208, 8R30", HYD. STRIP. PLATES, AHHC ....$32,900 ‘84 BOBCAT 642 ........................................................$6,500 SE ‘05 CIH 2208, 8R30”, HYD. STRIP. PLATES, AHHC ....$32,850 ‘90 BOBCAT 542B, 1684 HRS. ....................................$6,000 SE ‘04 CIH 2208, 8R30”, HYD. STRIP. PLATES, AHHC ....$28,500 ‘78 BOBCAT 632 ........................................................$5,500 SE ‘04 CIH 2208, 8R30”, HYD. STRIP. PLATES ..............$28,500

BL ‘09 CIH 535QT, 1620 HRS, PTO, 36” TRACKS ........$289,750 BL ‘06 JD 9620T, 2350 HRS., 36” TRACKS, 4 REMOTES ............................................................................COMING IN SE ‘97 CIH 9390, 4394 HRS., REMAN, 24-SPD. ............$89,900 BL ‘91 CIH 9230, 6928 HRS., 3 PT., PTO, PS..................$55,950 SL ‘86 VERSATILE 836, 5750 HRS., PTO........................$32,000 SE ‘81 IH 6588, 5295 HRS., 18.4X38 DUALS ................$13,500


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IMPORTANT COMBINE UPDATE Affected Models: Model Year 2007 & Newer 7010/8010/7120/8120/9120/7230/8230/9230 ‘92 JD 8960, 6650 hrs., PTO, triples, JD auto steer ........................$79,900

‘10 CIH Puma 140 w/L760 loader, 457 hrs., susp. axle, PS ........103,000

‘11 Magnum 215, 280 hrs., Loaded................................$149,900

‘89 CIH 7120, 8106 hrs.......$42,500

‘10 CIH Puma 155, PS, 555 hrs., w/loader. ............................$114,900

‘11 CIH Magnum 275, 432 hrs., Loaded................................$174,800

To improve the overall header height performance, an enhanced software has been released. The Gen II software improves header response and reaction time when harvesting. The new software increases header reaction time for both lateral tilt and header up/down. The Gen II software also has new features that an operator can select to tailor the header height to the field conditions. These improvements maximize grain saving by providing improved cutting performance when harvesting in uneven terrain conditions. The header height software also utilizes a new calibration procedure that ensures all sensors are properly calibrated.

MATEJCEK’S IS OFFERING A SPECIAL DEAL  $100.00 Software Update ~ OR ~  10% Off Parts installed by Matejcek’s  Free 42-Point Combine Inspection  Free Trucking (for legal load)

 We Come To You  $100.00 Software Update  Plus Travel Time

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USED 4WD TRACTORS Up To One Year Interest Free ••• Call For Details ••• ‘11 CIH 9120, Tracks, RWA, 290 hrs. ..............................$359,000

‘11 CIH 7120, 205 eng./ 170 sep. hrs. ......................$257,000

CIH 5088, 290 hrs. ............$189,000

‘92 JD 8960, PTO, JD auto steer, 20.8x42 triples, 6650 hrs. ....................................$79,900 STX and STEIGER PTO, TOW CABLE & 3 PT. KITS ON HAND!!!

USED 2WD TRACTORS Up To One Year Interest Free ••• Call For Details •••

‘01 CIH 2388, 3907 hrs.......$80,000

‘11 CIH 9120, RWA, 250 eng. hrs. ..........................................$359,000

‘10 ‘10 ‘11 ‘11 ‘89

CIH Puma 140, PS, suspension axle, L760 loader, 457 hrs.............................$103,000 CIH Puma 155, PS, suspension axle, L760 loader, 555 hrs.............................$114,900 CIH Magnum 215, Lux. cab, 380R54 rear tires & duals, 360 HID lights ........$149,900 Magnum 275, Full Pro 600 Auto Guide, 360 HID lights, 432 hrs. ....................$174,800 CIH 7120, MFD, 18.4x42 tires & duals, 8016 hrs. ..............................................$42,500

‘01 ‘00 ‘03 ‘05

Bobcat Bobcat Bobcat Bobcat

USED SKIDLOADERS

01 Bobcat 753, 2850 hrs. ..$11,900

753, std. controls, 2850 hrs. ..................................................................$11,900 773, std. controls, 3500 hrs. ..................................................................$10,400 5600 Toolcat, 605 hrs.............................................................................$26,900 5600 Toolcat, 2000 hrs...........................................................................$19,900

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Bobcat 5600 Toolcat ..........$26,900 60” SB200 snowblower..........$4,500

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you are heading to the North Country via HighIerd,fway 371 between Little Falls, Minn., and BrainMinn., this summer, treat yourself. I’m suggesting you stop at Belle Prairie County Park; not the Dairy Queen. This gem of a park is on what may be the last freerunning rapids in the Mississippi River. Morrison County manages the park. They’ve nurtured a marvelous stand of White and Norway pines along the river. They’ve also provided two swings. Visitors can swing high above the river and listen to the rapids rush below them. Above them they can hear the whoosh of the wind in the pines. Look down stream and they’ll see the wide river split around a wooded island. Looking upstream, using some imagination, and they’ll see French fur traders in long bark canoes running the rapids. They are singing. This part of the Mississippi is rich in history. For instance, the tiny nearby village of Belle Prairie was home to the first convent of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in 1873. There is also a small pioneer cemetery at the entrance to the park. Once visitors have completed communing with the river from their swing on the bluffs they can, if they are able, walk down one of two fairly steep staircases to the Mississippi’s edge. Here they can witness the river’s power. This is not a stream to trifle with. Back up the staircase, across a narrow winding road, is a large picnic area under the pines. On warm days the aroma of pine needles refreshes the traveler. There are tables, a picnic shelter and a playground spread out over a large area. There are also a number of flat, well-maintained walking trails that take walkers under the pines and out into the gnarled burr oaks that border the park. Some trails are covered in green moss as if inviting the Queen of the Wood Elves to stroll down them. There are no signs telling you to take your shoes off when you walk these soft mossy trails. You’ll just have to decide what the right thing to do is. So, if you are in the North Country this summer and are feeling weary, stop at Belle Prairie park. The mossy trails, the breeze in the pines, the rush of the rapids and the sense of history about the place will soothe you. ❖

Belle Prairie County Park, Morrison County, Minn.

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County fair time Summer time means it’s time for county fairs. No matter where you live you’re never too far from one of the many treasures to be found in Minnesota and Iowa. This FairGoers Guide is your guide to a summer of fun, taking in the best that your state has to offer.

Featured in 2012

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2012 Minnesota county fair schedule This year’s Minnesota county fairs are listed below, and on the following pages, in alphabetical, courtesy of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs website, www.mfcf.com. Turn to Pages 6F7F to map your summer fun. Aitkin County Fair Aitkin July 11-14 www.aitkincountyfair.org Anoka County Fair Anoka July 24-29 www.anokacountyfair.com

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Becker County Fair Detroit Lakes July 25-28 beckercountyfair.tripod.com Beltrami County Fair Bemidji Aug. 8-12 beltramicountyfair.org Benton County Fair Sauk Rapids July 31-Aug. 5 www.BentonFairMN.com Big Stone County Fair Clinton July 18-22 www.bscfair.org

Blue Earth County Garden City July 26-29 www.blueearthcountyfair.org Brown County Free Fair New Ulm Aug. 8-12 www.browncountyfreefair.com Cannon Valley Fair Cannon Falls June 30-July 4 www.cannonvalleyfair.com Carlton County Fair Barnum Aug. 16-19 www.carltoncountyfair.com Carver County Fair Waconia Aug. 8-12 www.carvercountyfair.com Cass County Fair Pillager July 5-8 www.pillagerfair.com Cass County Fair Pine River June 28-July 1 www.thecasscountyfairmn.org

DON’T MISS THE MARSHALL CO. FAIR IN WARREN! Wednesday, July 25 6:00 P.M. KICK-OFF PARADE

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Thursday, July 26 In The Grandstand CONFEDERATE RAILROAD EAGLE CREEK BACK BEHIND THE BARN BOYS

WRIGHT COUNTY FAIR

Friday, July 27

Howar d Lake, MN

In The Grandstand CHARIOT RACES FIREWORKS AT DUSK

AUGUST 1-5, 2012

Saturday, July 28 In The Grandstand TRACTOR PULL RED RIVER VALLEY PULLERS

For information, call Troy Beise at 763-286-4943

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Sunday, July 29

Check Out Our Web Site at www.marshallcountyfair.org For All Ticket Sales Locations • Fair Office: (218) 745-4445

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2012 Minnesota county fair schedule July 31-Aug. 5 www.freeborncountyfair.com Goodhue County Fair Zumbrota Aug. 7-12 www.goodhuecountyfair.com

Chisago County Fair Rush City July 12-15 www.chisagocountyfair.org

Grant County Fair Herman July 19-22 www.grantcountyfair.net

Clay County Fair Barnesville July 12-15 www.mnclaycountyfair.com

Hennepin County Fair Corcoran June 14-17 www.hennepincountyfair.com

Clearwater County Fair Bagley Aug.1-5

Houston County Fair Caledonia Aug. 15-19 www.houstoncountyfair.com

Cottonwood County Fair Windom Aug. 15-18

Dakota County Fair Farmington Aug. 6-12 www.dakotacountyfair.org Dodge County Fair Kasson July 18-22 www.dodgecountyfreefair.com Douglas County Fair

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Alexandria Aug. 16-19 www.mndouglascofair.com Faribault County Fair Blue Earth July 17-21 www.faribaultcountyfair.com

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~ NEW ULM, MN ~ Fillmore County Fair Preston July 24-28 www.fillmorecountyfair.com Freeborn County Fair Albert Lea

Carnival by: Crescent City Amusements

AUGUST 8-12, 2012 St. Peter, MN Saturday, August 11th - Kid’s Day 9:00 am - Grilling Contest 11:00 am - Pedal Pull & Kid’s Activities 3:00 pm - Amateur Talent Show 6:00 pm - Demolition Derby Sunday, August 12th 12:00 pm - Enduro Compact Car Races 4:00 pm - Projects released & premiums paid

Carnival by: Crescent City Amusements

For more information, go to: www.nicolletcountyfair.com Musical Entertainment & 4H Shows Daily! “Like” us on Facebook - search “Nicollet County Fair”

Demo Derby - Wednesday, Aug. 8 — 7 p.m. Moto Cross - Friday, Aug. 10 — 7 p.m. Demo Derby - Saturday, Aug. 11 — 7 p.m. Minn-E Rods & Antique Tractor Pull - Sunday, Aug. 12 — Noon Dock Dogs - Friday-Sunday Check our website for complete schedule - www.browncountyfreefair.com

“The Five Best Days of Summer” Wed., July 25 - Sun. July 29, 2012

GRANDSTAND EVENTS: Motorcycle Supercross Wed. July 25 @ 7:00 pm

Demolition Derby

Tractor, Pickup & Semi Pull

Sat. July 28 @ 7:00 pm

Thurs. July 26 @ 7:00 pm Draft Horse Shows, Stock Dog Trials, & Carnival Fun

SCOTT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, JORDAN, MN • 952-492-2436 Check out our new website for info. & directions: www.scottcountyfair.com

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Wednesday, August 8th 1:00 pm - Harness Races 7:00 pm - Dedication of Richard Compart Shelter Thursday, August 9th 5:00 pm - Truck & Tractor Pull Friday, August 10th Senior Citizen’s Day 1:00 pm - Senior Citizen’s Day - Program 7:00 pm - Demolition Derby

FREE ENTERTAINMENT throughout the fair!

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Crow Wing County Fair Brainerd July 31-Aug. 4 www.brainerd.com/fair

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Chippewa County Fair Montevideo Aug. 2-4 www.chippewacofair.com

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Hubbard County Fair Park Rapids July 4-8

July 18-22 www.kanabecfair.org Kandiyohi County Fair Willmar Aug. 8-11 www.kandifair.com

Isanti County Fair Cambridge July 18-22 www.isanticountyfair.com

Kittson County Fair Hallock July 12-15

Itasca County Fair Grand Rapids Aug. 15-19 www.itascacountyfair.org Jackson County Fair Jackson July 25-29 www.jacksoncountyfairmn.com

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Kanabec County Fair Mora

Koochiching County Fair Northome Aug. 10-12 Lac qui Parle County Fair Madison Sept. 6-9 Lake County Fair Saturday, Aug. 11th:

Wednesday, Aug. 8th:

Kids Pedal Tractor Pull - 9:30 am Talent Contest - 4:00 pm Ranch Sorting - 7:00 pm Demolition Derby - 7:00 pm Baumann Brothers - 7:30 p.m. Tasz - 8:30 pm KIDS DAY!!!

KRA Speedway Auto Racing - 6:30 pm Bullriding - 7:30 pm Custom Made - 5:00 & 7:00 pm Big Al’s Band - 8:00 pm

Thursday, Aug. 9th: Atwater Karting Speedway - 7:00 pm Blue Grass Music - All Day FREE Sweet Corn Feed -Senior Citizens Day-

DAILY EVENTS:

Friday, Aug. 10th: Truck/Tractor Pull - 7:00 pm James Wedgwood – Ventriloquist - 3:00 & 6:00 pm Gary Tyson – Comedy, Magic, Hypnosis - 1:00, 4:00 & 7:00 pm Bluez Brotherz - 8:00 pm

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August 8 - 11 2012 Kandiyohi County Fair

• All American Lumberjack Shows • Cosmo Kid-Spray Paint Artist • Cash Drawings • MCM Carnival Midway • L.A. Pig Races

Pope County Fair “Where Farm and Family Meet”

Celebrating

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126 Friday Years Saturday of County Fair!

Sunday

Visit our website at: www.kandifair.com

August 1st - 5th • Glenwood, MN •

• Senior Citizens Day, Motor Mayhem and Free Live Music • Kids Day, Triple B Rodeo • Armed Services Day, Truck & Tractor Pull • Demolition Derby featuring cars, trucks and combines

www.PopeCountyFair.org Look for us on Facebook!

Two Harbors Aug. 23-26 www.thelakecountyfair.com Lake of the Woods County Fair Baudette Aug. 2-5 Le Sueur County Fair Le Center Aug. 16-19 www.lesueurcountyfair.org Lincoln County Fair Tyler Aug. 2-5 Lyon County Fair Marshall Aug. 1-4 www.lyoncountyfair.com Mahnomen County Fair Mahnomen Aug. 10-12 www.mahnomencountyfair.com Marshall County Fair Warren July 25-29

www.marshallcountyfair.org Martin County Fair Fairmont Aug. 13-19 www.theotherbigfair.com McLeod County Fair Hutchinson Aug. 15-19 www.mcleodcountyfair.com Meeker County Fair Litchfield Aug. 2-5 Mille Lacs County Fair Princeton Aug. 9-12 www.millelacscountyfair.com Morrison County Fair Motley June 28-July 1 www.motleyfair.com Morrison County Fair Little Falls Aug. 9-12 www.morrisonfair.com


2012 Minnesota county fair schedule Murray County Fair Slayton Aug. 15-18 Nicollet County Fair St. Peter Aug. 8-12 http://tinyurl.com/499o6ok Nobles County Fair Worthington Aug. 9-12 www.noblescountyfair.com Norman County Fair Ada June 27-30

www.krjbradio.com Northern Minnesota District Fair Littlefork July 13-15 www.northernmndistrictfair.com Olmsted County Fair Rochester July 23-29 www.olmstedcountyfair.com Otter Tail County Fair East Perham July 19-22 www.eotcountyfair.org Otter Tail County Fair West Fergus Falls July 18-22 www.wotcountyfair.com

BEER GARDEN: “Free” Entertainment Nightly Full Liquor Wed. - 7:30 pm - Arch Allies Band Thurs. - 7:30 pm - IV Play Band Fri. - 7:30 pm - Big City Band Sat. - 7:30 pm - Blue Ringers Band

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GRANDSTAND EVENTS: Wed. - 7 pm - Free - MN Minn-E-Rods Tractor Pull Thurs. - 7 pm - Compact Car Race Fri. - 7 pm - Demolition Derby Sat. - 7 pm - Enduro Auto Race Sun. - 1 pm - “Day of Mayhem”

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Mower County Free Fair Austin Aug. 7-12 www.mowercountyfair.com

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July 11-15, 2012

“Free” Entertainment All Week Long!!! Antique Tractors on display daily Wendinger Polka Band - Wednesday, 5-7 pm North American Strong Man Challenge VII: Saturday at 10:00 am Auto & Cycle Show & Shine - Sunday, 12-5 pm Many other fine performers & contests daily!

“Amusement Attractions” Providing larger, more exciting rides for all ages!

Fair Books available at local businesses, online & at fair grounds!

Sunday, June 24, 2012 • 1 pm Enduro & Compact Car Race Waseca County Free Fair Grandstand

F re e E n t e r tainment All W eekend Long!!

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• Wheaton

• Canby

Madison

LAC QUI PARLE

• Clinton

BIG STONE

YELLOW MEDICINE

Bemidji

Park Rapids

• Bird Island

Willmar

KANDIYOHI

STEARNS

CASS

MILLE LACS

Aitkin

Waconia

Jordan

HENNEPIN

SCOTT

• • Rush

Pine City

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Farmington DAKOTA

WASHINGTON

Lake Elmo

Maplewood

CHISAGO

Barnum

RAMSEY

• Anoka

ANOKA

Floodwood

PINE

Cambridge City

Corcoran

Elk River

• Mora

Chisholm

Proctor

Two Harbors

LAKE

COOK Grand Marais

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CARLTON

KANABEC

ISANTI

AITKIN

CARVER Arlington

McLEOD

Howard Lake

WRIGHT

Hutchinson

Litchfield

MEEKER

ITASCA

Grand Rapids

SHERBURNE

Sauk Rapids

BENTON

MORRISON

Brainerd

CROW WING

Northome

Littlefork

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KOOCHICHING

Little Falls

• •Motley

Pillager

• Pine River

Sauk Centre

Long Prairie

TODD

Wadena

WADENA

BELTRAMI

HUBBARD

RENVILLE

•Montevideo

CHIPPEWA

Appleton

Glenwood

POPE

• SWIFT

• Morris

STEVENS

Alexandria

Herman

• Perham

DOUGLAS

• Fergus Falls

OTTER TAIL

Detroit Lakes

BECKER

Mahnomen

MAHNOMEN

Bagley

Baudette LAKE OF THE WOODS

CLEARWATER

GRANT

Breckenridge

WILKIN

Barnesville

CLAY

Oklee

RED LAKE

Ada

• Roseau

• Thief River Falls

PENNINGTON

ROSEAU

Fertile NORMAN

TRAVERSE

POLK

Warren

MARSHALL

Hallock

KITTSON

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Spencer

CLAY

• Spirit Lake

Algona

KOSSUTH

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CERRO GORDO

Mason City

WORTH

• Osage

• Waverly

Allison

BREMER

Nashua

West Union

FAYETTE

• Decorah

WINNESHIEK

CHICKASAW

Cresco

HOWARD

Preston

National

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ALLAMAKEE

HOUSTON Caledonia

•St. Charles

WINONA

FILLMORE

• Rochester

BUTLER

Charles City

FLOYD

WABASHA

Wabasha

OLMSTED

MITCHELL

Austin

MOWER

Kasson

DODGE

• Cannon Falls Zumbrota • GOODHUE

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Britt

HANCOCK

• Thompson

Albert Lea

FREEBORN

Waseca

WINNEBAGO Northwood

Blue Earth

FARIBAULT

EARTH

• BLUE Garden City

WASECA STEELE

Faribault

RICE

POCAHONTAS WRIGHT FRANKLIN HUMBOLDT Eagle Grove Humboldt Hampton Pocahontas

Emmetsburg

PALO ALTO

EMMET

Fairmont

MARTIN

St. James

DICKINSON Estherville

• •Alta

Cherokee CHEROKEE

Jackson

JACKSON

COTTONWOOD Windom

Mankato

• • LE SUEUR

Le Center

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Marcus

• Primghar

O’BRIEN

OSCEOLA

• Sibley

Worthington

• Slayton NOBLES

Le Mars

Sioux Center

SIOUX

LYON Rock Rapids

Luverne

ROCK

Pipestone

WATONWAN

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Marshall

LYON

PIPESTONE

Tyler

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152nd FARIBAULT COUNTY FAIR GRANDSTAND EVENTS TUESDAY, 7:00 pm • 24th Annual Talent Contest WEDNESDAY, 8:00 pm • Johnny Holm Band

www.faribaultcountyfair.com

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL BLDG.

THURSDAY, 7:00 pm • The Brown’s Family Show FRIDAY, 7:30 pm • Branson’s Dutton Family Show

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

Blue Earth, MN July 17-21, 2012

SATURDAY, 11:00 am • Antique Tractor Pull SATURDAY, 7:30 pm • Demo Derby, followed by Fireworks

(Beer Garden) TUESDAY, 4:00, 5:30 & 7:30 pm Doug Ohman: MN History shared by his experience & love of photography WEDNESDAY, 2:30 pm Women In Agriculture program starts MN folk singer Lonesome Ron 7:30 pm – Woodpicks THURSDAY, 2:30 pm – Interfaith Caregivers 9:00 pm – Alpha & Omega FRIDAY, 4:00 pm – The Singing Slovenes SATURDAY, 8:00-11:00 am – Veterans Breakfast & program with MaryRose Varo 11:30 am – Card Registration 12:30 pm – Cribbage Tournament 3:00 pm – Chimielewski Funtime Band 8:30 pm – KBEW Dance DJ’s & Karaoke

AROUND THE GROUNDS

• Freddie Prez Shows • Hillbilly Bob & His Antique John Deere • Alfy’s Robotic Puppets • Daily Music on the Free Stage HISTORICAL VILLAGE • Fjords Horse Competition Show • Antique Tractor Show • Historical Museums and Buildings • The Craft Shoppe • Various Contests • Demonstrations • Minnesota Magic Midway Inc.

TUESDAY & FRIDAY, 6:00 pm • Antique Tractor Parade “FREE” ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEK LONG!

Faribault County Fair is on Facebook

Pennington County Fair Thief River Falls July 18-22 www.penncofair.com

Renville County Fair Bird Island Aug. 15-18 www.renvillecountyfair.com

Pine County Fair Pine City Aug. 1-5 www.pinecountyfair.com

Rice County Fair Faribault July 17-22 www.ricecountyfair.net

Pipestone County Fair Pipestone Aug. 8-11

Rock County Fair Luverne July 26-28

Polk County Fair Fertile July 11-15 www.polkcountyfairfertilemn.com

Roseau County Fair Roseau July 15-20 www.roseaucountyfair.com

Pope County Fair Glenwood Aug. 1-5 www.popecountyfair.org

Scott County Fair Jordan July 25-29 www.scottcountyfair.com

Ramsey County Fair Maplewood July 11-15 www.ramseycountyfair.com

Sherburne County Fair Elk River July 19-22 www.sherburnecountyfair.org

Red Lake County Fair Oklee July 13-15 www.facebook.com/profile.php? id=100001639814671

Sibley County Fair Arlington Aug. 1-5 www.sibleycountyfair.com South St. Louis County Fair Proctor July 11-15 www.proctorduluthfair.com

Redwood County Fair Redwood Falls July 25-29 www.redwoodcountyfair.com

2012 Le Sueur County Fair August 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th • LeCenter MN • Thursday, Aug. 16: • Free Sweet Corn Feed - 5:00 pm • Amateur Talent Contest - 7:00 pm

Friday, Aug. 17: • Zoo Farm - 11 - 2:00 pm • Led Penny Band - 8:00 pm - Midnight

Saturday, Aug. 18: • Zoo Farm - 11 - 1:00 pm • Kid’s Pedal Pull - 12:30 pm • Wayne Liebard Band - 8:00 pm - Midnight

Sunday, Aug. 19:

www.lesueurcountyfair.org GRANDSTAND EVENTS: Friday: Circle C Rodeo Bull Riding - 7:00 pm Saturday: LeSueur Cty. Truck & Tractor Pull - 3:00 pm NTPA Truck & Tractor Pull - 7:00 pm Sunday: Demo Derby - 3:00 pm

• Novotny the One Man Band - 12:30 pm • Seniors Award & Century Farm Program - 1:00 pm • Ranch Rodeo - 1:00 pm

‘TIGER’ TOM WALSH’S FARM SHOW ~ EVERY DAY!!! FOOD, FUN, ANIMALS - EVERY DAY!!!

Carnival provided by Cody Rides


2012 Iowa county fair schedule

Allamakee-Big Four Fair

Postville June 15-17 Allamakee County Fair Waukon July 18-22 www.allamakeecountyfair.org

Wabasha County Fair Wabasha July 18-21 www.wabashacountyfair.org

Stearns County Fair Sauk Centre July 25-29 www.stearnscountyfair.com

Wadena County Fair Wadena June 27-30 www.wadenacountyfair.com

Steele County Free Fair Owatonna Aug. 14-19 www.scff.org

Waseca County Fair Waseca July 11-15 www.wasecacountyfair.org

Stevens County Fair Morris Aug. 8-12 http://tinyurl.com/4872l6g

Washington County Fair Lake Elmo Aug. 1-5 www.washingtoncountyfair.org

Todd County Fair Long Prairie July 26-29 www.toddcountyfair.com

Tri-County Fair Mankato Aug. 15

Wilkin County Fair Breckenridge July 12-15 http://wilkincountyfair.org Winona County Fair St. Charles July 11-15 www.winonacountyfair.com Wright County Fair Howard Lake Aug. 1-5 www.wrightcountyfair.com Yellow Medicine County Fair Canby July 26-29 www.ymcfair.com ❖

Cerro Gordo — North Iowa Fair Mason City July 11-15 www.northiowafair.org

Cherokee County Fair Cherokee July 12-15 http://bit.ly/M3nmft Chickasaw — Big Four Fair Nashua Aug. 30-Sept. 3 www.big4fair.net Clay County Fair Spencer Sept. 8-16 www.claycountyfair.com

Cherokee — Marcus Commu-

2012 BENTON COUNTY FAIR July 31st - August 5th ~ Sauk Rapids, MN Military Day: Sunday, August 5th

GRANDSTAND EVENTS Tues., July 31st - Motocross: 7:00 pm Wed., Aug. 1st - Demolition Derby: 7:30 pm Thurs. Aug. 2nd - Truck Pull: 6:00 pm Fri., Aug. 3rd - Tractor Pull: 5:00 pm Sat. Aug. 4th - Demolition Derby: 6:30 pm For More Info Call 320-253-5649 or Checkout our website: BentonfairMN.com

HAIRBALL TUESDAY, JULY 31

KIDS DAY SATURDAY, AUGUSt 4

WATONWAN COUNTY FAIR FAIRGROUNDS - ST. JAMES, MN • JULY 19TH

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Featuring: “ALL AMERICAN AMUSEMENTS” Ride Specials - Day Bands or Mega Band Entertainment Grandstand Events: Friday, 7 am: free Tractorcade in the Beer Gardens: • 507-375-5118 6 pm: Antique Tractor Pull Hot Foot 2 Sled Saturday, 5 pm: Compact Enduro Race 10:15: Fireworks Sunday, 1:00 pm: MidWest Outlaw Truck Puller's Assn. & Out of Field Tractor Pull Other Events: Bingo under the Big Tent Saturday, 1 pm: Dart Tournament 4 pm: Ag Olympics 6 pm: Horse Pull Sunday, 11 am: Horse Fun Show 1 pm: Bean Bag Tournament

Thursday - Butch & Friends Karaoke Friday - IV Play Saturday - “Sweet Siren”

Purchase Ride Bands and Fair Passes from: Extension Office, St. James Chamber of Commerce, and Madelia Farmers State Bank

For More Details: stjameschamberofcommerce.com

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

Traverse County Fair Wheaton Aug. 23-26 www.co.traverse.mn.us/traversecounty-fair

Watonwan County Fair St. James July 18-22 www.co.watonwan.mn.us

Butler County Fair Allison June 20-24 www.butlercountyfair.com

nity Fair Marcus Aug. 9-12 www.marcusiowa.com

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St. Louis County Fair Chisholm July 25-29 www.stlofair.org

Swift County Fair Appleton Aug. 15-19 www.swiftcountyfair.org

Buena Vista County Fair Alta July 12-15 www.buenavistacountyfair.com

Bremer County Fair

2012 Minnesota county fair schedule

Southwest St. Louis County Fair Floodwood Aug. 23-26

Waverly July 29-Aug. 4 www.bremercountyfair.com

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This year’s Iowa county fairs in The Land’s coverage area are listed in alphabetical order and courtesy of the Association of Iowa Fairs website, www.iowafairs.com. Dates are subject to change.

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Clayton County Fair National July 31-Aug. 6 www.claytoncountyfair.com Dickinson County Fair Spirit Lake July 22-26 Emmet County Agricultural Show Estherville July 26-29 www.theemmetcountyfair.com Fayette County Fair West Union July 24-28 http://fayettecofair.com

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Floyd County Fair Charles City

July 18-22 www.floydcountyfair.org

Palo Alto County Fair Emmetsburg July 19-22 http://paloaltocountyfair.com

Franklin County Fair Hampton July 18-22 www.franklincountyfair.com Hancock County Fair Britt July 24-30 www.hancockcountyfair.com Howard — Mighty Howard — County Fair Cresco June 18-24 www.mhcfair.com Humboldt County Fair Humboldt

Plymouth County Fair Le Mars July 25-29 www.plymouthcountyfair.org Courtesy of the Iowa State Fair

July 24-30 www.humboldtcountyfair.com Kossuth County Fair Algona July 31-Aug. 4 www.kossuthcountyfair.com Lyon County Fair Rock Rapids July 22-26 www.lyoncountyfair.org Mitchell County Fair Osage July 31-Aug. 5 http://mitchellcountyfair.org

August 1st-5th, 2012 GRANDSTAND EVENTS Wed., August 1 - Free ATV Pull • 7:00 PM Thurs., August 2 - Night of Destruction • 7:00 PM Fri., August 3 - Auto & Combine Demo Derby • 7:00 PM Sat., August 4 - Auto Races • 7:00 PM Sun., August 5 - Mini-Rod Pull • 1:00 PM

O’Brien County Fair Primghar July 21-26 www.obriencountyfair.com Osceola County Fair Sibley July 18-21

For more information call 507-327-7652

COUNTY FAIR “Where Farm and Family Meet”

July 24th-28th, 2012 • Preston, MN

4-H Judging

✯ FREE NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT ~ UNDER THE BIG TENT ✯ www.fillmorecountyfair.com

Sioux County Youth Fair Sioux Center July 16-19 www.siouxcountyfair.org Winnebago County Fair Thompson July 19-22 www.winnebagocoiowafair.com Winneshiek County Fair Decorah July 10-14 www.winneshiekcountyfair.com Worth County Fair Northwood June 13-17 http://worthcountyfair.com Wright County District Junior Fair Eagle Grove July 11-16 http://wrightcofair.com ❖

Seasonal employment opportunities

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- GRANDSTAND EVENTS TUES., JULY 24: — BULL RIDING • 7:00 PM WED., JULY 25: — TRIPLE B RODEO • 7:00 PM THURS., JULY 26: — DEVON WORLEY BAND - COUNTRY MUSIC • 8:00 PM FRI., JULY 27: — IRON HORSE - COUNTRY MUSIC • 8:00-11:30 PM SAT., JULY 28: — DEMOLITION DERBY • 7:00 PM

Pocahontas County 4-H & FFA Fair Pocahontas July 19-23

The Iowa State Fair, Aug. 9-19, hires additional staff for the following seasonal positions: • Cashier (ticket sales) • Maintenance • Parking and barricades • Public safety • Ticket takers Applicants must be at least 16 years old and may apply in person at the Administration Building or download an application at www.iowastatefair.org/ downloads/library/applicationfor-seasonal-employment.pdf

and mail it to: Iowa State Fair P.O. Box 57130 Des Moines, IA 50317 During the fair, there are also job opportunities available with food vendors, commercial exhibitors and the midway. Applications for this type of work will be handled by Iowa Workforce Development starting in the summer. The schedule of when they will be accepting applications will be posted as soon as it is available. ❖


Minnesota State Fair employment opportunities applicants to positions with employers • The employer interviews, makes the decision to hire, and compensates the employee • Fair-time positions require that the applicant be at least 16 years of age or older • Applicants must be available to work all 12 days of the fair • We do not accept registrations from 14 and 15 year olds • There is no guarantee that applicants will be referred to a job or get hired If you registered or worked in 2007 through 2011, you do not need to register again. You must stop by the Employment Center to update and re-activate your regis-

FRI., JUNE 29 - 6:00 PM • CRESCENT CITY AMUSEMENTS OPEN - 7:00 PM • BATTLE OF THE BANDS - FREE EVENT SAT., JUNE 30 - 7:00 PM • AUTO CROSS SUN., JULY 1 - 5:00 PM • DEMOLITION DERBY MON., JULY 2 - 7:00 PM • NTPA TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL TUE., JULY 3 - 5:00 PM • DEMOLITION DERBY - 9:00 PM • BAND – LOST HIGHWAY WED., JULY 4 - 11:30 AM • GRAND DAY PARADE - 2:00 PM • HARNESS HORSE RACING FIREWORKS AT DUSK Admission to the fair grounds is $3 per person daily with a season pass avail. for $8 Parking is FREE Grandstand event admission is $12 / or $5 for those 12 years and under A Pit Pass is available for $20 Admission for the Lost Highway Band is $10

See Complete Schedule of Activities at: www.cannonvalleyfair.org

GOODHUE COUNTY FAIR

AUGUST 7-12, 2012 • ZUMBROTA, MN GRANDSTAND EVENTS:

Tuesday, Aug. 7th - Lawnmower Derby - 7:00 pm Wednesday, Aug. 8th - Demolition Derby - 7:00 pm Thursday, Aug. 9th - Tractor Pull & Truck Pull - 6:30 pm Friday, Aug. 10th - “Lost Highway: - 8:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 11th - Demolition Derby - 6:00 pm Sunday, Aug. 12th - Ranch Rodeo & FFA Tractor Driving Contest - Noon • Amusement Attractions Carnival • Free Entertainment • New Contests

www.goodhuecountyfair.com

MOWER COUNTY FREE FAIR! AUGUST 7-12, 2012 • AUSTIN, MN GRANDSTAND EVENTS SCHEDULE • TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th Motokazie Supercross ....................7:00 • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8th Demolition Derby ............................7:00 • THURSDAY, AUGUST 9th NTPA Tractor Pull ............................7:00 • FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th NEW EVENT! Figure 8 Trailer Races ..7:00 • SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th Greater Frontier Bull Riding ............7:00 • SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th Demolition Derby ............................2:00

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• Free Entertainment Daily • Live Music Nightly in the Beer Garden • Carnival Rides by Merriam’s Midway Lots and Lots More! Telephone: 507-433-1868

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Complete Schedule of Events Available Late June at: www.mowercountyfair.com

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

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Employment Center hours: June 4 to July 27: Monday-Friday • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed June 22 and July 4) July 30, Aug. 6, 13 and 20: Monday • 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 17: Tuesday-Friday • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18: Saturday • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Closed Aug. 19) Aug. 21 to Aug. 22: TuesdayWednesday • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 to Aug. 25: ThursdaySaturday • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ❖

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CANNON FALLS, MN • EVENTS •

FRIDAY, JUNE 29th thru WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH

tration. Please do not register more than one time. It does not improve your chances of being referred to a job interview. Location The Employment Center is located at 1129 Cathlin Street from June 4 through Aug. 25. Other times, e-mail employment@mnstatefair.org, or contact Minnesota State Fair, Employment Center, 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108, or (651) 288-4475. Employment registration To activate your registration, you must visit the Employment Center in person.

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The Employment Center refers persons interested in working for Minnesota State Fair departments and concessionaires. Fair-time staff begins work on the opening day of the fair. This year’s fair runs from Aug. 23 through Sept. 3. The Employment Center staff will work to help find a position that best suits your skills and talents. Fair-time employment opportunities Available fair-time positions may include ticket takers, ticket sellers, parking attendants, cashiers, retail sales, food service, etc. We do not post specific fair-time jobs on our website because the availability changes frequently. Note: the number of applicants exceeds the number of jobs available. • The Employment Center refers

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Iowa State Fair Grandstand Aug. 9, 8 p.m. TobyMac with special guests Tenth Avenue North and Jamie Grace $32 Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Happy Together Tour 2012 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, The Grass Roots & The Buckinghams $25 Aug. 11, 8 p.m. Larry the Cable Guy with special guest Reno Collier $35 Aug. 12, 8 p.m. An Evening with Miranda Lambert $48 Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m. Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models $15 Aug. 14, 8 p.m. The Band Perry with special guest Easton Corbin $35 Aug. 15, 2 p.m. Grand Outlaw National

Tractor and Truck Pull $20 Aug. 16, 7 p.m. An Evening with Big Time Rush $38 Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Hank Williams Jr. “Taking Back the Country Tour” with special guest George Thorogood and the Destroyers $39 Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m. Demolition Derby $12 Aug. 18, 8 p.m. Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy $48 (Reserved Seats Sold Out) Aug. 19, 7 p.m. Farmer’s Insurance presents Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge $59 Tickets for all concerts and events are on sale through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. ❖

Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples $34.50 and $44.50 Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. Alan Jackson with special guest Jamey Johnson $40 Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. Blake Shelton with special guest Sunny Sweeney $31 and $41 Aug. 26, 8 p.m. An Evening with Anita Baker $38 Aug. 27, 8 p.m. The Happy Together Tour 2012 $18 Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. Demi Lovato with special guest Hot Chelle Rae $35 Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Kiss and Mötley Crüe The Tour 2012 Off sale; only obstructed view seats available. Call (800) 514-3849

Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Rascal Flatts with special guests Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge $43, $53 and $63 (Limited seating) Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Journey with special guests Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo and Loverboy $38, $48 and $58 Sept. 2, 8 p.m. 40th Annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest Finals Free Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m. Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller with special guest Big K.R.I.T. $29 and $39 (Reserved seating, general admission) The Minnesota State Fair Box Office can be reached at (651) 288-4427 or 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108-3109 or by logging on to www.mnstatefair.org. ❖


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