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Field work is off to a slower start this necking”. Great way to keep up with local spring so I’m sharing the conversation gossip without leaving the house. below which involves a grandson talking Pizzas were not delivered to our home with his Grampa. Most of you “senior citibut milk was. zens” of The Land will relate very directly. And if you lived in town your newspaper It certainly describes my early days as a was delivered by the local paper boy. He farm kid in Worth County, Iowa. delivered six days a week. The paper cost “Grampa, what was your favorite fast 7 cents and he got to keep 2 cents. He food when you were growing up?” started his route at 6 a.m., sometimes “We didn’t have fast food when I was pulling his wagon if he had too many LAND MINDS growing up,” I informed him. “All the food papers to carry. On Saturday, he had to was slow.” collect the 42 cents from his customers. By Dick Hagen His favorites were the ones who gave “Where did you eat?” him 50 cents and told him to keep the “It was a place called ‘at home,’” I change. His least favorite customers explained. “Mom cooked every day and were the ones who seemed to never be we sat down together at the kitchen table. The dinhome on collection day. ing room table was used only when we had company. Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At If I didn’t like what Mom put on my plate I was least, they did in the movies. allowed to sit there until I did like it. And I had to have permission to leave the table.” There were no movie ratings because all movies Here’s a few more things about my childhood that I were produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence. thought my grandson should know about. If you remember all of the above you are indeed Some parents, including some of us farmers who were renters never owned our own house, never wore “older than dirt”. Great memories and I can only Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled wonder what my grandchildren (I have 10) will be sharing with their grandkids 50 to 60 years from out of the country and never had a credit card. now. In our later years we had something called a Hopefully they too will have some special nostalgia revolving charge card. But it was good only at Sears just like us “old dirt” folks have today. Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck. Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died. Meanwhile it’s looking like a later spring than last year. A few “early birds” actually planted some corn My parents never drove me to soccer practice. We the last day of March last year; most of you were had never heard of soccer. I had a bicycle and it done by mid-April and went immediately into soyweighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one beans. But thanks to a few more pesky snow and speed. We’d sometimes use a clothes pin and clip a rain storms this March, your machinery will be restcard into the front fork. That clicking sound was ing a few days into April this year. pretty “cool” in our days. Praise the Lord, however. This late-season moisWe didn’t have a television in our house until I was ture won’t recharge subsoil moistures but no prob19. It was, of course, black and white, and the station lem getting seeds germinated. went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came ■ back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usuI’ll be your traveling “watchdog” for now. My wife ally a locally produced news and farm show on, fea- and I departed Olivia, Minn., on March 19 with an turing local people. April 10 return. Family in Tulsa, Okla.; Houston, I was 21 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called Texas; Tucson, Ariz.; Sacramento, Calif.; and Col“pizza pie.” When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my orado Springs, Colo., are on the agenda. In between mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered there will be a few farm visits, maybe even some itself against my chin and burned that, too. It’s still corn perking up in Texas. the best pizza I ever had. So a safe and technology-enriched spring for all. I never had a telephone in my room. Despite my concerns about the pathway of America, The only phone in the house was in the living room thanks to agriculture and U.S. farmers we’re still a and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you mighty nation. had to listen and make sure someone wasn’t already Dick Hagen is staff writer of The Land. He may be using the line. But I recall, perhaps too often we reached at dickhagen@mvtvwireless.com. ❖ would listen also. Believe we called that “rubber

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To the Editor: My concern for writing this letter, is the future meaning of marriage, and how this definition will effect the stability of the family as the building block of our state’s society. It is not the gays, as humans with dignity as God has created, that I am opposed to, rather it their homosexual sex act that I disagree with. It’s the old saying “love the person, hate the act.” I equate sex between two homosexuals, of the same sexes, to be similar to sex between a heterosexual male and female, with the heterosexuals using contraception. Nether relationship is open to children. I equate sex Both are morally between two wrong. homosexuals ... Where as, there is a to be similar to difference when the sex between ... heterosexual couple is married and does not heterosexuals use contraception, using contratheir sex act is now ception. Neither open to the creation of relationship is children. No matter open to chilwhat a homosexual dren. Both are relationship is called, their sex act will morally wrong. never create children. We hear, what about these two old people, who wish to get married? When they are too old to propagate new life, do we say their marriage is valid? Yes it is, as long as any sex they may have is open to children, their marriage is valid. We hear of two homosexuals who love each other and because of this love they should be allowed to be married. Sense sex in their marriage will never propagate children, the love that they have for each other is an emotional love, based on self gratification. History tells us over and over again, emotional love soon looses its meaning and disappears. Emotional love should not be used as a basis for any marriage. It is this openness to children of a sex act between one male and one female who are married that forms a family. It is this family unit which is the building block of any society. No matter what their relationship is called, the sex act of homosexuals will never create children, consequently there will never be this building block that is needed to maintain the future of a stable and self-sustaining society. The future stability of Minnesota’s social structure depends on family units, made up of moms and dads with children. Tell our state legislators, it is their need of understanding, of the makeup, of a solid family structure, that is so critical, in making a wise vote on this marriage definition issue. Loren Riebel Le Sueur, Minn.

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ric tons in 2008 to 86 mmt this year on land that, five years ago, was growing more birds than bushels. This latest farmland rush has been fueled by Similarly, the only thing running out of the usual suspects: high grain prices, cheap land in Argentina is cattle. From 2008 money and flush farmers. If history holds, the through 2013, Argentine corn production first two won’t last; the third might not either. is up 92 percent and corn exports are up 86 percent, from 10.2 mmt to 19 mmt. Go back three more years and the rise is even more By the way, 2012-13 U.S. corn exports, at 22.5 spectacular. From 2007, the percent increases are 78 mmt, will be “the lowest in over 40 years,” noted for Illinois, 102 for Iowa, 66 for Indiana and 67 for USDA in a March 2013 Supply & Demand Report, Wisconsin. and only 138 million bushels more than Argentina’s. This latest farmland rush has been fueled by the The reason for the drop puts another American usual suspects: high grain prices, cheap money and farming myth in the spotlight: This marketing year flush farmers. If history holds, the first two won’t the United States will put five-and-a-half times last; the third might not either. more corn in its cars than it will put in cargo ships “to feed the world” — 4.5 billion bushels to ethanol, Four consecutive years of historically high grain prices — largely propelled by a corn-soybean-centric 825 million bushels for exports. American farm policy that includes generous subsiCheap money — $1 million loans under 4 percent dies for revenue insurance — have served as dynaare common — and pent-up farmer demand are the mite to land prices. two other key price movers. The boon, however, has exploded that age-old How long will both last? About 10 minutes longer farmer admonition to “Buy land because they ain’t than the end of mandated ethanol use, $7 corn and making it anymore.” American farm policy is making $13 beans. grain-growing land almost everywhere. Think it’s nuts to say any or all of those drivers For example, according to recent South Dakota will run out of gas? State University research, from 2006 to 2011, 1.3 Maybe. Then again, not long ago it was nuts to million acres of grassland in South Dakota, North think Argentina would ever challenge the United Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska was conStates in corn exports or that American farmland verted to corn and soybean ground at a pace “not would sell for $15,200 an acre. seen in the Corn Belt since the 1920s and 1930s.” Alan Guebert’s “Farm and Food File” is published Farther south, the pace is even greater. Brazilian weekly in more than 70 newspapers in North Amerfeedgrain production, according to March 2013 USDA estimates, has climbed from 53.5 million met- ica. Contact him at agcomm@farmandfoodfile.com. ❖

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The neighborhood farmer grapevine, fiber optic for years now, was set abuzz two weeks ago with news that a 237-acre piece of the township sold for $12,500 per acre. Whoa, right? Well, the land sports fiveyear averages of 199 bushels for corn and 60 bushels for soy- FARM & FOOD FILE beans and is home to a 16,500By Alan Guebert bushel grain bin and modern machine shed. But it also comes with some “character.” A small creek, the scars from a 30-year-removed railroad bed and a state highway slice it into five parcels. All that character, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, gives (quite uncharacteristically for central Illinois) 20 acres to the birds, frogs and pheasants. That means, figures the grapevine gang, the sale price is more like $13,700 a “tillable” acre, not $12,500. Tillable or not, the total nut for this piece of America’s farming future nudges an utterly nutty $3 million. Nutty or not, it’s the new norm in Illinois. In early March, a Champaign County, Ill., farm sale topped $15,000 an acre and, late last November, 156 acres in nearby McLean County went at auction for $15,200 an acre. The story is similar elsewhere. Since 2010, according to the Seventh Federal Reserve District’s quarterly farmland survey, land prices are up 70 percent in Iowa, 50 percent in Indiana and 37 percent in Wisconsin.

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Nothing rings in spring like Harleys and turkeys As has been the case throughout most of the Midwest, spring has been late in coming to the Winnebago Reservation in northeastern Nebraska. Slivers of snow still cling to northfacing slopes and clog road ditches. The wooded bluffs and ravines, normally showing hints of greenery by now, remain cloaked in a palette of browns and blacks more suitable to November than late-March. When I slipped into the woods Friday morning in pursuit of wild turkeys, the temperature hovered in

the not-so-spring-like mid-30s. Not that I was grumbling too much. After all, it was still good to be in the turkey woods, even in less-than-perfect weather. And regardless of the weather, at this time of the year, turkeys are still inclined to carry on with their spring business where the guy turkeys seek out the girl turkeys and ... Also, in spite of a chilly start, the forecast predicted calm winds and bright sunshine that would push the temperatures into the 60s by the after-

noon, perfect conditions to over the ridge and moving to get birds gobbling. my left as they meandered through the timber. Unfortunately, except for one distant tom that uttered It was decision time. I only a half-hearted gobble, the could attempt to sneak up to noisiest thing in the woods by the ridge and risk a shot. noon Friday was my stomach. Or I could crawl a few yards I packed it in and traveled to the edge of the woods and to another location along attempt to get ahead of them busy Highway 75 where to set up an ambush. THE OUTDOORS trucks bound for Omaha and In the end, the hen that By John Cross points south rumbled by. had slipped behind me I was sitting on the tailgate eating lunch, unnoticed made the decision for me. At soaking up the unaccustomed warmth of my first movement, she busted me and 50 degree sunshine, when an 18-wheeler with several alarming putts, disaplabored up the steep hill. peared over the ridge. Above the roar of the diesel, I I jumped to my feet and sprinted to the thought I might have heard a gobble on ridge where the hillside was alive with a the other side of the highway. dozen turkeys moving like ants through I quickly gathered my gear and shot- the timber, presenting no clear shot. gun and at the edge of the woods, made I made one last desperate attempt to a few cuts on the call. Several gobblers get ahead of the birds but an hour immediately hammered back. later, I was back at the truck, exhausted. For the next 45 minutes, I played a cat-and-mouse game with what The consolation was that the tempersounded like a flock of birds that ature had climbed to a balmy 65 included several gobblers and unfortu- degrees. nately, a harem of hens. As I soaked up the sunshine and sipped The hens spelled trouble, since it can water, there was a growing rumble. be tough to entice a Tom to leave hens A few seconds later, a Harley Fat Boy they can see for one they cannot. and its rider roared by, short, loud (and My best bet would be to try to call the probably illegal) straight pipes blasting hens. Each time they called, I would a staccato note. mimic them. Thundering past me and down the Slowly, surely, the flock edged closer — See OUTDOORS, pg. 7 tantalizingly close but still out of sight


Pet owners must be on watch for heart disease variety of treatment options to choose from including once-monthly tablets, tasty chewable tablets, topical medicines and even injections that can be given by your veterinarian twice per year. It is important to use the treatment that works best for you and your pet.” Preventive medicine costs approximately $30 to $100 per year, and is typically administered once a month to prevent heartworm larvae from developing

into adults. Even pets that receive monthly preventive medicine should have a yearly blood test to ensure that they do not accidently become infected. 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. ❖

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The heart is a complex organ and it is important for pet owners to be aware of the disease that can develop. Pet owners should know the signs and symptoms of heart disease so that they can provide their pet with the best possible care. “Humid spring and summer days may cause dogs and cats to suffer more from mosquito bites that can lead to heartworm disease,” said Sonya Gordon, associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. “Dogs have a high risk of heartworm infection, but cats are also susceptible to the disease.” Pets become infected when a heartworm-infested mosquito bites the animal, transmitting the heartworm larvae into the tissue of the animal. As the larvae develop they travel through the tissue and ultimately settle in the blood vessels of the lungs, which leads to the development of heartworm disease. “Heartworms should really be called lungworms because the adult worm typically lives in the blood vessels of the lungs, not the heart,” Gordon said. “If left untreated, heartworms can lead to difficulty with breathing and even result in a clog of the right heart causing caval syndrome, which is when blood is prevented from traveling through the right side of the heart and causes the pet’s abdomen to fill with fluid, among other problems.” Signs of heartworm disease can include coughing, difficulty breathing, fainting, weight loss and an overall decreased activity level. A blood test from your local veterinarian can determine if your pets have the disease. While treatment for heartworm disease is possible, it is frequently much more expensive and hazardous than preventive medication. Treatment for heartworm disease can cost up to $6,000, contingent on the disease severity, and is generally considered a dangerous procedure since a lethal substance must be used to exterminate the worms in the blood vessels and the pet’s body must clean up the deceased worms itself. Treatment can last up to four months, depending on the severity of the case. During this time the pet must have its exercise severely restricted. “The best overall treatment for heartworms is preventative medicine,” Gordon said. “Pet owners have a

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OUTDOORS, from pg. 6 hill, he backed off the throttle slightly, the exhaust snapping and popping. Leaning hard into the curve, he tore into the throttle again, the exhaust note once again climbing. At that, a turkey somewhere in the woods gobbled in response to the thunder that rolled by. Loud Harleys and gobbling wild turkeys. Proof positive that spring indeed is in the air. 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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Principles shape our choices, mold our character What Fleet Farm is to my She hasn’t wavered and her hubby, amazon.com and the children have reaped the brick and mortar Barnes & sweetness of her choice. One of the principles my hubby, Mike, lives by is to Noble is to me. think through what it means to walk in someone else’s Sara, who shares my love for On a recent trip to B&N Diet Coke, read enough of its shoes. ... He’s able to consistently extend grace when the stack of clearance books unhealthy benefits to set the he keeps the big picture in mind. at the entrance were all guiding principle that she things cooking. Front and won’t keep it in the house. It’s center was a large recipe a treat at restaurants, but no For our family, there’s At our last Sunday dinner my Dad book, “Whatever Happened longer a temptation in the place she opened his Bible after the meal and THE BACK PORCH always great delight in to Sunday Dinner?” calls home and she’s experiencing betfeasting on Grandma said, “Years ago a pastor encouraged us ter health because of her choice. By Lenae Bulthuis Wubben’s chicken or I don’t know about your to read a Proverb every day. There’s family, but for many in the Principles can be modeled and Grandma Bulthuis’ squash. enough for every day of the month, a prairies of Minnesota, Suntaught, but they cannot be forced. Mashed potatoes are heaped few extra for some months, and I’ve day dinner is alive and well. It’s a high and stories higher still. We talk done that ever since. Because today is Trust me, I’ve tried, and my brother much-anticipated meal sandwiched Scott will confirm it. As a child, he farming, grandchildren, the weather the 10th, we’ll read Proverbs 10.” between morning worship and an would tell a fabricated story and in my and more farming. Teasing is always on No sermon. No, “You should do this, afternoon nap. the menu, as well as pie or dessert. too.” He simply shared a guiding princi- gullibility, I’d believe it. Even when I ple of his life and then started to read. said, “Do you promise?” He’d nod his head, “Yah, yah. I promise.” My guess is that at least one of his 17 grandchildren will do the same because Eventually the laugh would be on me. of Grandpa’s example. Duped again. You see promises aren’t Principles are passed down from gen- really promises when fingers, toes, eration to generation, through parents eyes, or even hairs were crossed. That’s and grandparents, teachers and preach- what he’d tell me. So I’d shove Scripers, coaches and friends. “Principles are ture down his throat. “Let your yes be yes, and your no be no” (Matthew 5:37). like wisdom for living ... ‘filters’ to sift decisions through,” writes author Regi He hated when I did this, which was all Campbell. “Principles help us navigate the more reason for me to keep at it. life between the ‘do/do not’ and the ‘do Thirty-some years later, this verse whatever.’” They shape our choices, has become a guiding principle of my which in time molds our character and life. Although it wasn’t soon enough for determines the people we become. Scott, I did quit nagging him with it, One of the principles my hubby, Mike, and instead started speaking it to my soul. It’s a verse that speaks of no comlives by is to think through what it means to walk in someone else’s shoes. promise in its best sense of the word. Live your faith, hold true to your valA person’s behavior or sharp words runs deeper than the moment. What’s ues. When tempted to shrink back, don’t. Let the “ayes” you’ve set for your been part of their journey? What’s it life remain an aye, and your “nays” been like to walk in their shoes? He’s able to consistently extend grace when remain a nay. This is fertile ground for integrity, stability and faithfulness. he keeps the big picture in mind. “Whatever happened to Sunday dinLisa, a small-town girl by birth and at heart who is now a prestigious member ner?” some ask. It depends on the guiding principle of the hostess. For those of a country club, lives by the guiding principle that her phone will never hold who will invite people to the table for as contact information for men. If it’s nec- long as they can, whenever they can, it will remain a place where food and life is essary for her to talk to another man, she’ll call his wife who can hand him the shared with heaping plates of love and a phone. It’s a foundational principle she side dish of principles to be shared. set for herself to protect her marriage. What are the top three guiding principles of your life? Jan’s alcoholic father impacted her childhood. At one point of her life’s Lenae Bulthuis is a wife, mom and journey, she set the guiding principle friend who muses from her back porch on that she would never drink alcohol. a Minnesota grain and livestock farm. ❖

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‘In The Garden’ debuts in all its growing glory ... no new gardens.” We all know the outcome of that lip reading thing. The Easter season is upon us and it When I’m asked where brings to mind an unusual vine, the I am or what I am Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata doing, the answer is L.) we grew last year. Its rate of usually ‘in the garden.’ growth was astonishing. The exotic purple and white blossoms elicited surprise from everyone who saw it for cussing gardening triumphs as well as the first time. blunders; exploring new ideas; occaThe Passion Flower Vine was named sionally visiting the past; and learning from you readers about your gardening in the 1600s by Christian missionaries for the religious symbolism they experiences. attached to it. The blossom was Every year about this time I say to described using the 10 petals and Larry, “Let’s not make any new garsepals to represent the 10 apostles dens, let’s just maintain what we have,” present at the crucifixion. The filaand every year a new garden area gets ments embodied the crown of thorns, added or an old one gets renovated. the five anthers the wounds and the That’s just how it is with us gardeners. three stigmas the nails, all symbolizRecently Larry has taken to pointing at his mouth and muttering, “Read my lips See GARDEN, pg. 10

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“Keep it short, around two sing, “I come to the garden or three words,” was the edialone while the dew is still tor’s suggestion for naming on the roses ...” continues to this new garden column. be a misty-eyed experience. I am a gardener. I love The search was on for a being a gardener. good title. I thought of numerous rhyming and sometimes Living in Todd County gimmicky sounding names (Minn.) on a bucolic hilltop like, “Garden Guru” and “Garjust south of Eagle Bend, my den Goddess.” Some semi-borpartner, Larry Hansen, and IN THE GARDEN I have developed an extening titles like “Country Gardens” and “Garden View” sive garden we call Valley By Sharon Quale were considered. I knew that View. It’s nearly an acre in “Ace of Spades,” which the size, and features miniature unforgettable Hank Wessels used, could- and dwarf conifers, fountains, arches, n’t be topped — although “Queen of statuary, unusual plants and an assortSpades” was a front runner — so I ment of other garden gems. finally settled on “In The Garden.” It is a work in progress and changes When the phone rings during the yearly depending on climate conditions, growing season and I’m asked where I and the energy level of the gardeners. am or what I’m doing, the answer is My goals in writing this column are: usually “in the garden.” Hearing Elvis answering questions when I can; dis-

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Legend, mystery surround fascinating Passion Flower GARDEN, from pg. 9 ing Christ’s suffering. In many temperate regions this is a wild vine but here in our zones it is not winter hardy and should be treated as an annual or over-wintered in the house. It requires a sturdy trellis and quickly climbs upwards of 6 feet. Last summer we had over 20 blossoms at one time. The orange colored fruit is egg-sized and makes a popping sound when crushed so

it is sometimes called a Maypop. Legend and mystery surround this fascinating plant. It’s a great conversation starter and if you have never grown one, this could be the year to add an ornamental Passion Flower Vine to your garden. Sharon Quale is a master gardener from central Minnesota. She may be reached at (218) 738-6060 or squale101@yahoo.com. ❖

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Macaroni Fruit Salad Florence Taylor, “Favorite Recipes: Our Daily Bread”, United Methodist Church, Elysian, Minn., date unknown 1 small box shell macaroni, cooked and drained 1 cup celery, diced 2 cups green grapes 1 small onion, diced 2 cups drained mandarin oranges 1 cup drained pineapple tidbits See COOKBOOK, pg. 12

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For a welcome change from banana bread, Strawberry Bread is a great way to go. I stirred up a batch of this simple quick bread which uses frozen strawberries, so you can make it economically all year long. The heavenly aroma alone was worth it, and when we slathered butter over warm slices of crumbly bread ... let’s not mince words, it was damn fine. Four out of four “yums” from the Johnson clan. This bread freezes very well. Strawberry Bread Louise Lund, “Treasured Recipes”, Trinity Lutheran School, Janesville, Minn., c. 1992 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 1/4 cup nuts (optional) 2 cups sugar 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries 4 eggs Thaw strawberries. Mix dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to moisten. Bake one hour at 350 F. Makes two loaves. ■ For a new experience in the vegetable department, try lightly cooking and then marinating carrots in a bath of vinegar, spices and aromatics. The carrots stay slightly crisp, taste wonderfully pickle-y and look beautiful on a plate. Marinated Carrots “Women of the Moose Cookbook”, Mankato, Minn., Chapter, 1979 8 to 10 medium carrots, cut into sticks 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon chopped green onion or chives 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1 small clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon basil Cook carrot sticks in one inch of boiling, salted water for 5 minutes. Drain. Combine the remaining ingredients;

mix well and pour over the carrots. Refrigerate for at least one hour and serve cold. Keeps for weeks in the refrigerator. ■ Macaroni Fruit Salad has got the works: pasta, fruit, veggies, meat and nuts. Add, subtract or substitute ingredients as you see fit. The three-ingredient dressing is both sweet and tangy. This would be perfect for a group meal.

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By SARAH JOHNSON The Land Correspondent While cruising through a thrift store recently, I rifled through a shelf of books that contained battered copies of old locally published cookbooks, two for a buck, so I tossed a few of them in my cart. All have thick cardboard bindings and paper that smells of dust and old words. One had simply been copied on a mimeograph machine (remember those?), hole-punched by hand and tied with white yarn. Another has a completely blank cover and appears to be the original typed document. Treasures ... or trash? To me, they’re tarnished rubies, dusty emeralds, full of the typos and smudges and fingerprints that means “real people were here.” ■ The old-school recipes are what I enjoy most. Real comfort food, made with ingredients you recognize, and if they take an hour (or two or six) to cook, so be it, we’ve got time. I imagined the golden-orange crust on top of a bubbling chicken stew in the first recipe and I got a little misty-eyed. I’ll use this dish next time I have leftover sweet potatoes or squash. Chicken Pie with Sweet Potato Crust Mrs. Joe Iverson, “Waseca County (Minn.) Cook Book”, 1958 3 cups diced cooked chicken 1 cup diced cooked carrots 6 small white onions, cooked 1 tablespoon parsley 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup milk 1 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt Arrange chicken, carrots, onion and parsley in layers in casserole. Combine milk and chicken. Add slowly to flour, blending well. Cook in saucepan until thickened, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pour over chicken and vegetables in casserole. Sweet Potato Crust 1 cup sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes 1/3 cup melted fat (butter, margarine, lard, shortening, etc.) 1 egg, well beaten Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Work in mashed sweet potatoes, melted fat and well-beaten egg. Roll 1/4 inch thick and cover chicken pie with crust. Bake at 350 F about 40 minutes. ■

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snowfall this year, Brandt feels that the ground is “lacking sub-soil moisture.” The snow will help some but not a lot. Besides the moisture issue in the Submitted fields, Brandt is also “nervous for a midMay frost.” It’s been a long time since Danny Brandt with his wife, Rachel, and children Anna and Evan. the area has experienced a frost during mid-May but Brandt believes that weather is cycli- well as experimenting with various micronutrients cal, what goes around comes back around. It’s been to find out what works for their fields. Brandt is around 20 years since the last mid-May frost in the progressive in trying new tillage practices, but Ada area so Brandt is concerned that they may be relies on good old Mother Nature to be a key indicator of what the season may bring and how to till the due for one soon. On the Brandt farm they annually experiment soil. with test plots trying new hybrids and varieties, as See BRANDT, pg. 14

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By KRISTIN KVENO The Land Correspondent With a blanket of fresh snow on the ground, it is hard to imagine the fresh greens of spring turning to summer and then fall field activities. This fall’s harvest will mark the 27th consecutive year that Danny Brandt has been behind the wheel of a combine. This is quite a feat considering that he was just 10 years old when he started driving a harvester. He farms side by side with his dad, Glen Brandt, on their farm located four miles east of Ada, Minn. While Brandt may have driven the combine beginning at 10 years old, he’s “been actively farming since age 16,” he said. The Brandt farm produces wheat, corn, soybeans and sugar beets, as well as a hog herd of 15 sows. Keeping detailed growing records Brandt looks back at last year’s planting schedule with great amazement. Last March 29 was the first day of planting wheat on the Brandt farm and the “first time I planted wheat in March.” The weather this spring isn’t looking as promising for an early planting season but Brandt hopes to get wheat in the ground by April 20. “We’ve gone from one extreme to another,” he said. He has read articles from various climatologists that believe “it could be a cooler spring until the middle of June.” While the area around Ada has received some substantial

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From the Fields: Johnson farm stays on top of technology By KRISTIN KVENO The Land Correspondent On the family farm southwest of Starbuck, Minn., spring can’t arrive fast enough for Scott Johnson, who is looking forward to being back in the field. “That’s why we farm.” For Johnson, a third-generation farmer, farming is a family affair — he farms with his father, Ron Johnson and uncle Mike Johnson. He “officially” joined the farming operation in 2010 but says that unofficially he’s been farming his whole life. The Johnson farm will be planting wheat, corn, beans, peas and sweet corn this year. They “used to have a few cows and calves but got out of it last year,” Johnson said. Having cows on the farm started when Johnson showed them in 4-H which led him to showmanship opportunities at the county fair and State Fair. But it was time to

say goodbye to the cows and concentrate on the grain aspect of farming. With no livestock on the farm, they are keeping with what they know and that is utilizing precision agriculture and variable rate technology while seeing value in emerging seed technology. “We always are trying out new varieties and hybrids.” As Johnson looks ahead to the growing season he feels marketing and weather are the biggest challenges. “With high prices comes volatility.” He also knows that weather plays a big part of market volatility. He hopes that the weather will cooperate so they can be in the field by their target planting dates of April 1520, starting with the wheat. Once wheat is seeded, corn and peas are next to be planted. Then on to soybeans, and sweet corn is the last to planted. While Johnson does have a target planting date, he’s quick to point out

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Scott Johnson, with wife, Natalie, and Michaela, 3, and Cameron, 10 months. that ultimately you have to “let Mother Nature decide for us.” A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he’s a true maroon and gold sports fan. He and his wife, Natalie, keep busy at home raising daughters Michaela, age 3, and Cameron, 10 months in Starbuck and getting over to the U of M when they can to catch a Gopher team in action.

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Besides farming, Johnson has been working on the crop insurance side at ADM for the past two and half years. As for making the work of two jobs coincide with each other, he says “you just balance it, I guess.”

Having worked outside the farm has helped him in his own farming operation “learning from good managers always helps (on the farm),” Johnson said. Working at ADM he gets the opportunity to “talk to farmers from all over the country. ... You get to see the broad scope of farming.” That perspective has helped Johnson influence his own farm while helping farmers from all over minimize their farming risks and enjoy the fruits of their labor. ❖

Brandts raising future farmers BRANDT, from pg. 13 He tries to keep an eye on what is coming, when applying tillage practices, rather than looking back to what happened in the fields last year. When trying to predict what will happen in the following year he will “watch weather patterns.” He also looks around him as “Mother Nature will give off a few signs.” Deer herding up later or earlier and bird migration are just a couple indicators Brandt uses. Though he admits “90 percent of it is luck.” Brandt and his wife, Rachel, are rais-

ing future farmers. Anna, 5, is interested in livestock and doesn’t miss an opportunity to be out in the barns with her Dad. Evan, 3, “is a little farmer” and already knows a lot of farm trivia. “I want to get them interested in the farm and the work ethic.” The Brandt children won’t be combining at age 10 like their Dad did but they are following in his footsteps and enjoying the time out in the fields and in the barns. ❖


From the Fields: Agronomist helps ‘get a handle’

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is in the ground beans are planted next, though sometimes, like last year, they get planted at around the same time. A third-generation farmer, Messner looks to this year’s planting season and has concerns about the “lack of moisture,” coupled with the “possibility of a late spring.” While moisture levels leading into winter were down in the Northfield area, they have received quite a bit of snow this season, although Messner is “not sure how much has gotten in the ground.” Messner and his wife, Betsy, are the proud parents of daughter Jessica, 11, and son Jake, 9, who enjoy harvest time on farm most of all. For Messner, harvest feels less rushed than the planting season and gives him the opportunity to share that part of farming with his children. What does Messner look forward to the most during the growing season? “When the spring rush is over, the crops are growing and there isn’t much we can do.” On the farm and at his job he maintains a hectic schedule from planting time until August, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. Balancing farming and being an agronomist is all in a day’s work. ❖ Betsy and Chris Messner with their children Jessica and Jake.

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By KRISTIN KVENO The Land Correspondent Sometimes the hardest part of farming is waiting. Waiting for your crops to emerge, waiting for them to grow and mature, waiting for conditions to be adequate to harvest that long-awaited crop. For Chris Messner, he’s just waiting for all this snow to melt away so he can get back in the field again. Messner, who farms with his father, Ken Messner, on the family farm four miles east of Northfield, Minn., also works as an agronomist for Central Valley Co-op in Northfield. It’s this perspective of working with farmers and farming his own ground that has allowed Messner to “get a good handle on what works.” It also gives Messner the opportunity to see what crops are doing across the area. He has worked for Central Valley Coop for 13 years and has enjoyed working a job in the agronomy field that has allowed him leeway to both farm and help fellow farmers. On the Messner farm they hope to be out in the field by April 20, with a goal to have “corn planted by the last 10 days of April,” Messner said. Once corn

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From the Fields: Farming comes first for busy Laubenthal By KRISTIN KVENO The Land Correspondent Most people would say that farming is a way of life. That is certainly the case for Charlie Laubenthal. That life is also full of many jobs, hobbies and activities, and for Laubenthal, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Laubenthal is first and foremost a farmer. “Farming is a family deal,” he said. That deal includes his wife, Julie, who wears many hats around

the farm — from hauling seed in the spring to making meals for those in the field. “She does a lot of running,” Laubenthal said. They bought their first farm in 1988 and have since added land and family to the farm, starting with their oldest son Max, 24, who works at Bancroft Implement; son Grant, 21, works at StateLine Co-op and has been farming his own acres since he was 16; son Zachary, 16, a See LAUBENTHAL, pg. 17

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or selling seed, Laubenthal enjoys restoring old tractors. A sentimental favorite of his is the John Deere 70 “that was my grandpa’s.” Now fully restored the JD 70 and a few other antique tractors make appearances in local parades. While it may seem like Laubenthal has a lot on his plate, he is quick to point out that the “main focus is always farming, always been.” He has children that are following in his footsteps but wonders how young people today can afford to get into farming if they don’t have any help. According to Laubenthal, average land prices in

his area are pushing $12,000 per acre; five years ago it was $3,500, and when he started in 1988 it was $1,000 per acre. He is grateful for the help he received when he started out his farming career. “My mother definitely helped me get started.” Laubenthal hopes to be out in the field planting corn starting April 15, his traditional corn planting date. Even when the weather is perfect, he “never starts until the 15th to plant.” When corn is done, Laubenthal and sons begin planting beans the next day. “Some people think we’re crazy.” It’s a planting system that has shown great success for Laubenthal and one that he’s not going to mess with. Soon the planter will be putting the new seeds in the ground for the growing season, but for Laubenthal it always comes back to remembering that farming means family. With the strength of family working side by side this spring at the Laubenthal Farm, there is great optimism for another successful year out in the field. ❖

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LAUBENTHAL, from pg. 16 sophomore in high school, will be farming his own acres for the first time this spring; and daughter Alexis, 15, is a freshman in high school. This year Laubenthal is sticking to what works, a 50-percent corn and 50-percent bean rotation on his farm, located two and half miles south of Swea City, in Kossuth County, Iowa. Laubenthal has added to his acres this year. “I think we’ll be busy.” That may be an understatement as Laubenthal also does custom farming — “I think it’s as good as renting ground.” With the additional acres to prioritize, this will be the first year that there won’t be cattle at the Laubenthal farm. Along with farming his own ground and custom farming for others, Laubenthal has sold and serviced Mycogen Seeds for 10 years. Laubenthal also works full time as the plant manager for Brand FX Bodies in Swea City, where he’s been employed since 1990. “I started working when I had a family,” Laubenthal said. The job and farming have had a symbiotic relationship that has worked for Laubenthal for 23 years. When he’s not working as plant manager, farming

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U of M vineyard manager provides grape pointers By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer John Thull, vineyard manager at the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center at Chaska, said the interest in growing grapes and making wine continues across Minnesota. Here are excerpts from a ques- John Thull tion-and-answer session with Thull at the winter conference of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association at the end of February. Q: As you talk with new growers and wannabe growers, what are the most common mistakes? Thull: I think soil type is first consideration. We’re often planting new vineyards on “over-fertile” soils. This results in over-vigorous vines producing too much foliage. You end up with vines that are not in balance. You may still be getting nice fruit set but the canopy is out of control. Q: What is next on the “what-to-do” list for rookies? Thull: Site selection. Heavier and poorly drained soils aren’t so good. The vines don’t harden up as well so their winter hardiness is compromised. Think about the vine as having antifreeze in its system but if it doesn’t dry out and harden up during the fall season, that antifreeze is diluted. And that potentially could be some frost damage. Q: The 2012 season was extremely hot and

dry. Is this a perfect scenario for vines hardening up prior to winter? Thull: Yes, the weather last season did set the stage for minimum amount of winter injury provided the drought did not stress the vines too far. Also the 2012 winter was unusually mild so vines stayed healthy and got off to an early start last spring. We’ve had some below-zero weather this season but because vines had a long, dry fall I believe most Minnesota vineyards hardened up and will be in good shape this spring if they weren’t over cropped or too stressed last year. Q: Because of the cold hardy genetics of varieties developed at the research center are new vineyards being established further north in Minnesota? 

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Thull: Yes, that’s happening. It’s a basic question of how many heat units can you accumulate in a given area and how cold-tolerant the genetics allows the vine to be. Our Minnesota varieties have good winter hardiness. But as we move north across the state we have a shorter growing season and spring frost dates are perhaps more unpredictable. At some point too cold is just too cold. Q: How many vines should a newcomer consider for his/her vineyard? Thull: Getting a vineyard established can be challenging. Maybe an acre or less so you have some time to learn might be good strategy. Even just a couple hundred vines might be “busy enough” for that first couple of seasons. But wineries like to buy from larger vineyards like five to 10 acres. The key is talking with your potential winery before you plant so they and you both understand what’s ahead. Wineries want to cooperate. They can coordinate your grapes with grapes from other area vineyards. When they know the chemistry of the grapes from your vineyard they often can blend with similar grapes. Q: So what varieties should you start with? Thull: That of course is a personal choice. We now have four released varieties: Frontenac, Frontenac gris, La Crescent and Marquette. Our program involves approximately 12,000 experimental vines. Over 3,000 vines are planted each year for rigorous evaluation. I suggest keeping it simple to a couple of hardy varieties. Besides our four University of Minnesota releases there are also Elmer Swenson genetics. And you can access nursery vines from other sources. But the key is checking with your local winery as to their preferred varieties. Q: Should Marquette, a red wine introduced in 2006, be a consideration? Thull: Yes, I would say definitely. There’s a lot of interest in the Marquette and wine makers are really starting to understand the chemistry of this grape. Marquette has good resistance to downy mildew, powdery mildew and black rot. Plus its open, orderly growth habit eases vine canopy management. Q: It’s no problem spending a few hundred dollars to start up a vine yard. What’s the longevity? Thull: A vineyard can last a long time. We have vines over 30 years old. You may have to do a trunk replacement occasionally, much like we do with our hips or knees as we get older. In essence when you plant a vineyard anticipate it lasting through your generation meaning 30 years or more. Some people with older vineyards do replace some of their vines with newer releases. You need some horsepower and a skid loader to rip out those old vines. They root deep. Q: What is the desired row spacing and spacing within the row? Thull: That’s very much site dependent. Ten feet aisle spacing between rows and eight-foot spacing within the row is fairly standard. This somewhat depends upon what type of equipment you’ll be working with. Also, if you’re in fertile soils and handling vigorously growing vines space is necessary See THULL, pg. 20


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The exceedingly warm and early spring led to early bud break. A widespread frost on April 11 did some damage to primary buds but secondary buds lessened frost damage. May, with 9.3 inches of rain, was the second-wettest at the research center; these excessive spring rains led to more black rot than normal. Then July turned extremely hot, and August brought on the driest 90 days on record, even with a light frost on Sept. 18. Hemstad shared some harvest data (see table above) from the 2012 season pointing out that shriveling was prevalent in the 2012 season. Table grape breeding may take on added emphasis in 2013. Hemstad said table grapes are an overlooked category in viticulture work. “With the growing interest in locally produced items for farmers markets, table grapes would be a good sales opportunity,” he said. “Seedless would be preferred but we also have a great table grape with seeds. I’m putting table grapes closer to the front burner of breeding objectives at the research station.” ❖

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By DICK HAGEN ºBx Harvest Date Yield/vine The Land Staff Writer Frontenac 28.17 Sept. 19 12.5 lbs. The suggestion that a daily Frontenac Gris 28.5 Sept. 11 8.2 lbs. glass of wine is good for your La Crescent 26.3 Sept. 13 19.9 lbs. health must be catching on — Marquette 26.2 Sept. 6 15.8 lbs. per capita consumption of wine Note: ºBx refers to degrees Brix, a measure of a wine’s sugar content. now exceeds that of beer. In fact, data from Iowa State “We’re still young as an land, but you don’t need a piece of University Extension viticul- Ronald Barnes industry but we do have some prime “corn-soybean” soil to grow great turist Michael White indicates wine consumption in America last year exceptional wineries. And we’re seeing grapes. In fact lighter, silty clay soils went up 0.4 gallon per person while significant increases in quality of that are well-drained and moderately beer drinkers reduced their appetite grapes especially by the larger vine- sloped to the south are preferred. yard operators who realize quality is by 1.18 gallons per person. Iowa now has 101 wineries, which in just as important, perhaps even more 2012 produced 444,841 gallons of wine. Over the past 10 years America’s important, than quantity of producIn 2010, Iowa had 95 wineries. The drinking habits have changed consid- tion.” Iowa Department of Economic Develerably. Coffee, milk, beer, soft drinks, He said there was strong attendance opment has vigorously assisted in the juice and power drinks are all down. Bottled water has enjoyed the largest by both wine makers and vineyard growth of the Iowa wine industry. gain in consumption, but wine, spirits enthusiasts at the Jan. 26 event. Even Wines are sold in food stores in Iowa and tea consumption also have more significant is the growing atten- plus liquor establishments; over half of dance at the MGGA’s annual Cold Cli- Iowa wine is sold wholesale to retail increased. mate Conference, which this year was outlets. What does this mean to the Min- Feb. 21-23 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Relating to the 2012 season, U of M nesota grape growers industry? “We downtown St. Paul. Horticulturist Peter Hemstad said have continual opportunity for more “This event now draws grape growtemperatures dipped below zero only vineyards and, logically, more wineries as well,” said Ronald Barnes, Min- ers from across Minnesota plus several three times so there was no winter nesota Grape Growers Association neighboring states. The trade show damage to vines. March was the has vendors from across America. So warmest on record at the university’s president. the enthusiasm for grape farming and horticultural research center near Interviewed at the Jan. 26 Univer- marketing Minnesota-produced wines Chaska. Two March days of 80 F temps sity of Minnesota Research Update keeps ramping up.” were recorded. event at the U of M Landscape ArboreMinnesota now has 41 licensed tum in Chaska, Barnes said the qualwineries; six years ago there were only ity of wine being produced by several Minnesota wineries competes vigor- eight. Acres of Minnesota land devoted ously with branded wines from other to growing grapes is estimated to now be about 900. Vineyards will never be a parts of America. serious competitor for Minnesota crop

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Be cautious when using contact herbicides on grapes THULL, from pg. 18 because there’s a lot of shading. Much of the vine is in shaded, more humid conditions which tends to make your vineyard more disease-prone. You’ve got to know the growth habit of your varieties to better determine spacing. Q: Is soil testing of your vineyard recommended? Thull: It’s good to get some baseline information about your soil. And that includes organic matter and pH (acidity) levels. That relates to how much nitrogen is getting released as mineralization occurs within the soil. Soil pH is important to understand which varieties will work best. Certain varieties don’t do well on high-pH soils. Q: What’s the role of nitrogen and potash? Thull: Potassium is important for many functions in a vine. Potassium is an ion that gets into the vascular tissue through water uptake by the roots. This is a macro nutrient that is generally adequate in the soil. However in higher-pH soils the potassium ion is locked up in the soil. You can correct by spreading a potassium granular fertilizer every couple of years between the rows. Or you can apply some foliar products to give that vine a boost in hardiness. Q: Is foliar feeding with selected products recommended or a waste of time and money? Thull: Again that depends upon the

health of your vines, and your site. the Small Fruit and Grape Spray Some people get benefits; some don’t. Guide 2013 for more options. I’d sugTissue testing might be helpful but gest a second spraying before the these tissue samples are standardized bloom if you have a dirty vineyard against other varietals so they don’t (quite a few disease issues); a third always translate well to these newer spraying after the bloom (about two varieties that we’re dealing with in weeks later) and then a cover spray this cold weather climate. the middle of summer to keep your Q: Black rot fried a few vine vineyard clean. yards last season. Any precauQ: Is weed control important? tions? Thull: We use Thull: Black rot systemic herbiis nothing new. cides such as Black rot is nothing When you get the Roundup. It’s quite new. When you get the right conditions effective. You’re right conditions black black rot will only spraying a rot will break out. Just break out. Just be narrow swath proactive with beneath the vine. be proactive with your your fungicide proBut I think it’s fungicide program. In gram. In other good to alternate other words, spray words spray before your herbicides before the break with the break with meaning don’t use specific fungicides; specific fungicides; Roundup every spraying twice is time. A good conspraying twice is added added insurance. tact herbicide is insurance. First spray when OK but be cautionshoots are eight- to — John Thull ary, especially if 18-inch growth using a backpack stage (mid-May typisprayer. Face mask cally) before the June bloom. Manzate and cover up clothing is wise. or some type of mancozeb product will Q: Are birds an issue? cover black rot, downy mildew, phoThull: Generally yes, because we mopsis and anthracnose. Other products (such as Rally 40WSP) you can have such few vineyards scattered tank mix to give you coverage against across the state. In heavy grape powdery mildew, downy mildew and regions like Napa Valley in California other potential fungus issues. Always vineyards are so frequent there is less read the labels. Mancozeb has a strict chance of bird damage. But here where 66-day pre-harvest interval. Check out we have single one-acre or two-acre vineyards, birds find these spots and return year after year. Netting is ultimately going to provide the best protection and properly handled netting can last a few seasons. Bird cannons, distressed bird sounds are some help but usually of a temporary nature. Q: How late can you do your winter pruning without jeopardizing the vines? Thull: You want to have your pruning done before bud swell; the same for having your vines tied. Bud swell is usually an April event; last year with early spring heat it happened in March. So no later than mid-March is a good rule of thumb for both pruning and tie down. Q: Why the tie down of the vines? Thull: We have to very actively train the vines because if you don’t have the trunk tied to the bamboo stake, or metal rebar stake, your vines get a “gangly” shape. You should also tie your vines to the fruiting horizontal wires to develop that T-formation. This facilitates spraying, gets more sunlight

into your fruiting section and also facilities harvesting. Vines should be shaped so you are getting about an equal number of buds on each side of the trunk. It’s a balancing act which takes three to four years. Q: Where are we in the genetic progress of grapes? Thull: With about 12,000 experimental vines in our research station and over 3,000 new vines planted each year, evaluation is a constant work of progress. So it’s virtually impossible to predict when a new variety meets all the expectations we want. Viticultural traits such as productivity, cluster size, growth habit, bud break and ripening times are all part of this evaluation. But so too is the quality of the wine from these new grapes. At the station our winemakers make over 125 wines each year in the ongoing effort to identify hybrids with superior winemaking potential, and to optimize the wine quality. This effort ensures the introduction of vines with superior performance in both vineyard and winery. Q: You’re a young man with your own four-acre vineyard plus your management of the U of M Horticultural Research Center. What’s your impression of the growth of the Minnesota grape and wine industry? Thull: Still very young as an industry but the quality of growing grapes and wine making at our various wineries is vastly improved from just five years back. I think it’s amazing how some really beautiful wines are beginning to shine out of our Minnesota wineries. We are now becoming a quality-driven industry with immaculate cleanliness in our wineries and significantly improved management skills being put to work in our vineyards. We’re seeing beautiful fruit being produced in our Minnesota vineyards and the net result is beautiful wines from our wineries. This will only get better as the art of growing grapes and making wine advances in our state. The appetite for wine keeps increasing, especially among our younger people. There seems to be more exploration of wines in the eating and drinking habits of people, both young and old. They are having fun seeing how many different flavors of wine are available and how these different wines complement their food tastes as well. It’s that quest for a unique new taste sensation that makes the wine industry such fun and challenging. There are lots of crazy, good wines getting into the marketplace and that simply adds to the intrigue of the entire industry. ❖


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One thing is certain for corn farmers in 2013, and that is the importance of risk management amid extreme uncertainty in yields and revenues, Purdue agricultural economist Chris Hurt said. Three years of below-normal corn yields and ongoing drought in the western Corn Belt have the potential to drive corn prices to record highs in the coming year, but a return to more normal yields nationwide could send corn prices on their largest-

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ever year-to-year decline. The wide range of possibilities makes growers vulnerable and emphasizes the need for a variety of risk management tactics. “The key to risk management is to protect against the potential bad outcomes, but still leave opportunities to capitalize on potential good outcomes,” Hurt said. The first way to do that is with crop insurance. Farmers can choose from a variety of coverage types and levels that offer financial protection from low

yields and prices. What makes crop insurance so desirable is that it doesn’t limit the revenue a grower can receive if yields or prices are high. “Crop insurance is hugely important,” Hurt said. “SomeThe key to risk times growers are management is hesitant to sign up because the premito protect ums have to be paid against the regardless of whether potential bad coverage is used. But outcomes, I think a lot but still more people understand the leave value after the opportunidrought this ties to capiyear. If not for talize on crop insurance, potential it would be good outdepression in many farming Chris Hurt comes. communities right now.” Marketing decisions also play a role in risk management. Many farmers forward-contract portions of expected crop production to lock-in forward prices. But while forward contracts protect growers from falling prices, they also prevent gain if prices increase between the times contracts are made and when crops are harvested. “Growers should forward-contract only a portion so that if prices go up they still have money to gain,” Hurt said. “It’s common to forward-contract 25 to 30 percent of expected production for new crop delivery.” Farmers who do forward-contract also can consider purchasing an out-of-the-money call option against their forward contracts. The option allows the opportunity for farmers to gain revenue if prices go up after contracts are made. An example, Hurt said, is a farmer who opts to sell corn for $6 per bushel in a forward contract. By purchasing a call option on futures at $7.50 per bushel, the farmer could add $2.50 a bushel to their $6 if corn prices ended up moving to $10 because of drought. “The call option costs some money but provides upside opportunity in case prices move sharply to the up side,” he said. The highly anticipated 2013 farm bill could provide farmers with additional revenue protection. Both House and Senate versions of the bill stop direct payments to farmers but instead withhold that money to give farmers an enhanced safety net in the form of 8 to 10 percent more financial protection. For example, if a farmer elected a crop insurance coverage level of 70 percent and the federal government offered an additional 8 to 10 percent, farm finances would be protected at 78 to 80 percent. “The foundation of risk management in 2013 would still be crop insurance,” Hurt said. “But this could add another modest layer of protection and build a little more confidence.” This article was submitted by the Purdue University Agricultural Communications Department. ❖


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Zealand. The strengthening of the greenback against many currencies, combined with weaker demand across many important countries, has also contributed to the downtrend in global cattle prices denominated in U.S. dollars. In a year-over-year comparison, the Index began December down 11 percent from where it began in November. Commenting on the outlook for 2013, Rabobank analyst Guilherme Melo said, “we expect to see global supply hovering around 2012 levels, with minor ups and downs being determined by the extent to which the increase in Southern Hemisphere will outpace the reduction in Europe and the United States. On the demand side of the equation, the broader picture points to another year of relatively weak consumption on the back of the still sluggish economy, as world GDP is expected to grow only

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The final quarter of 2012 saw the global beef market characterized by slightly larger supply, driven mainly by the natural recovery of herds in Brazil, Argentina and Australia. This, combined with a relatively lethargic world economy, has weighed on prices across the globe. Among the most important cattle exporting countries, prices only went up in local currencies in the United States and New Zealand. These increases may not be high enough to offset the recent spike in costs, with the placements of cattle on feed in the United States being cut. In November, the Rabobank Global Cattle Price Index dropped 2 percent from Q3 levels. This was mainly driven by the decline realized in Brazil, Australia, Argentina and Canada, which more than offset the rise seen in the United States and New

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TRACTORS 4WD CIH 600 Quad, '12, 500 hrs ..................................$359,500 CIH 600 Quad, '11, 765 hrs ..................................$355,000 CIH 550 Quad, '11, 885 hrs ..................................$318,000 CIH 535 Quad, '08, 825 hrs ..................................$295,000 CIH 535 Quad, '08, 2275 hrs ................................$269,900 CIH 535 Quad, '07, 1620 hrs ................................$271,500 CIH 530 Quad, '07, 2510 hrs ................................$230,000 CIH STX530Q, '06, 2700 hrs ................................$212,000 CIH 485 Quad, '10, 1155 hrs ................................$275,000 CIH 485 Steiger, '10, 1600 hrs ..............................$225,000 CIH 485 Steiger, '09, 1220 hrs ..............................$222,000 CIH 485 Quad, '09, 1390 hrs ................................$275,000 CIH 485 Steiger, '09, 2000 hrs ..............................$210,000 CIH STX450, '05, 3100 hrs ....................................$156,000 CIH STX450, '02, 3710 hrs ....................................$144,500 CIH STX450Q, '02, 4860 hrs ................................$154,900 CIH STX440Q, '01, 3400 hrs ................................$158,500 CIH STX440Q, '01, 3870 hrs ................................$156,000 CIH 435 Steiger, '10, 850 hrs ................................$235,000 CIH 435 Quad, '09, 1315 hrs ................................$250,000 CIH 385 Quad, '10, 1825 hrs ................................$237,500 CIH STX375Q, '01, 3595 hrs ................................$147,500 CIH 350 Steiger, '12, 65 hrs ..................................$235,000 CIH 350 Steiger, '12, 375 hrs ................................$235,000 CIH 350 Steiger, '11, 1260 hrs ..............................$185,000 CIH 350 Steiger, '11, 1590 hrs ..............................$182,500 CIH 335 Steiger, '11, 550 hrs ................................$225,000 CIH 335 Steiger, '10, 1200 hrs ..............................$185,000 CIH 335 Steiger, '09, 2100 hrs ..............................$169,500 CIH 9380, '97, 4490 hrs ..........................................$85,000 CIH 9370, '96, 5455 hrs ..........................................$80,000 CIH 9350, '96, 5970 hrs ..........................................$79,500 CIH 9330, '98, 3225 hrs ..........................................$79,500 CIH 9280, '93, 8900 hrs ..........................................$59,500 CIH 9270, '92, 5435 hrs ..........................................$59,900 CIH 9270, '92, 8925 hrs ..........................................$49,900 CIH 9270, '91, 7130 hrs ..........................................$55,000 CIH 9250, '92, 6530 hrs ..........................................$52,000

TRACTORS AWD/MFD Continued

COMPACT TRACTORS/RTV’s Deutz 5220, '87, 1540 hrs ........................................$5,995 Ford 1920, '92, 4840 hrs ..........................................$7,900 Ford 1200, 500 hrs ....................................................$5,200 JD 4610, '04, 4720 hrs ............................................$16,500 JD 4310, '04, 1345 hrs ............................................$21,900 JD 4310, '02, 1090 hrs ............................................$21,000 JD 3520, '10, 215 hrs ..............................................$29,900 JD 2305, 120 hrs ....................................................$12,500 Kubota B7510, '04, 1040 hrs ..................................$10,500 Kubota B7300HSD, 1265 hrs ....................................$6,500 Kubota BX2360T, '09, 485 hrs ..................................$8,950 Kubota BX2360TV, '08, 135 hrs ..............................$10,500 Kubota BX2350T, '07, 485 hrs ..................................$8,250 Kubota BX2350, '07, 200 hrs ..................................$10,500 Kubota BX23, '05, 495 hrs ......................................$13,950 Kubota BX2230, '04, 1985 hrs ..................................$7,750 Kubota BX2200, '01, 565 hrs ....................................$7,900 Kubota BX1800, '00, 1510 hrs ..................................$6,600

CIH 290 Magnum, ‘12, 390 hrs. $192,500 CIH MX270, '99, 7780 hrs ......................................$79,000 CIH MX255, '03, 7500 hrs ......................................$92,000 CIH 225 Mag, '11, 445 hrs ....................................$149,000 CIH 215 Mag, '08, 1235 hrs ..................................$139,500 CIH MX200, '99, 8870 hrs ......................................$65,000 CIH 190 Mag, '11, 235 hrs ....................................$167,000 CIH 190 Mag, '09, 3545 hrs ..................................$115,000 CIH 200 Puma, '11, 380 hrs ..................................$141,500 CIH 170 Puma, '11, 545 hrs ..................................$120,000 CIH 125 Maxxum, '11, 890 hrs................................$89,000 CIH 7220, '94, 5280 hrs ..........................................$65,000 CIH 7130, '88, 6305 hrs ..........................................$49,500 Case 3394, '87, 5590 hrs ........................................$29,900 CIH 3294..................................................................$29,900 Challenger 65E, '01, 5385 hrs ................................$37,500 Challenger MT645, '02, 1915 hrs ............................$73,500 Ford 7740, '95, 3000 hrs ........................................$34,500 Holder C9700H, '98, 2245 hrs ................................$12,500 JD 8760, '90, 6545 hrs ............................................$49,500 JD 7720, '06, 1185 hrs ..........................................$120,000 JD 6300, '94, 4095 hrs ............................................$29,500 NH 8970, '94, 10080 hrs ........................................$42,000 NH T8040, '10, 1075 hrs ......................................$179,000 NH T8010, '08, 1900 hrs ......................................$126,500

TRACTORS 2WD

PLANTING & SEEDING Continued

SPRING TILLAGE Continu

Flexicoil 36R20 ......................$49,000

CIH TMII, 54.5’ Field Cult. .......

CIH TM 200, 60.5’ Field Cult.......$67,500

DMI TM, 44.5’ Field Cult. .........

CIH 4800, 26.5' Fld Cult ................................. Flexicoil 36R20 ........................................................$49,000 Flexicoil 2340 ..........................................................$17,500 (2) DMI TMII, 54.5' Fld Cult....................startin JD 7200, 16R30 ......................................................$26,500 JD 7200, 8R30 ........................................................$10,900 JD 7000, 6R30 ..........................................................$5,500 (2) JD 7000, 4R36 ....................................starting at $1,700 (2) JD 1770, 16R30 ................................starting at $44,500 (2) JD 1760, 12R30 ................................starting at $35,000 Kinze 3700, 24R20 ..................................................$63,900 Kinze 2100, 16R30 ..................................................$18,500 NH SP580, 16R20....................................................$72,500 White 8524, 24R30 ................................................$109,900 White 6180, 16R30 ..................................................$20,000 White 6122, 12R30 ..................................................$17,500 Ag System 6200 Side Dress Cart ............................$17,950 CIH 5400MT, 20' Drill ................................................$6,950 (2) Great Plains 20' Drill ..........................starting at $4,500 520, 20' Drill ........................................................$4,500 Massey 1532, ‘11, 85 hrs. ........$17,900 JD JD 455, 30' Drill ......................................................$14,500 Massey 1532, '11, 85 hrs ........................................$17,900 CIH 3900, 23.4' Seeder............................................$15,950 Kawasaki 3010 Mule, '04, 1670 hrs ..........................$3,995 Brillion BOS61, 72" Seeder ........................................$9,500 CIH TMII, 49.5’ Field Cult. ....... Kawasaki 3000 Mule, '06, 1900 hrs ..........................$3,995 SPRING TILLAGE DMI TMII, 50.5' Fld Cult ................................. Kawasaki 650, '06......................................................$4,500 DMI TMII, 48.5' Fld Cult ................................. Kubota RTV900R, '08, 1475 hrs ................................$8,995 DMI TMII, 30.5' Fld Cult ................................. Kubota RTV900, '06, 1015 hrs ..................................$7,950 Kubota RTV900W, '04, 840 hrs ................................$8,200

PLANTING & SEEDING

CIH 9170, ‘89, 7930 hrs. ..........$56,500 CIH 9170, '89, 7930 hrs ..........................................$56,500 CIH 9170, '87, 7335 hrs ..........................................$47,500 CIH 9170, 6315 hrs ................................................$49,500 CIH 9130, '87, 5405 hrs ..........................................$41,500 Ford 9680, '95, 5940 hrs ........................................$53,500 Ford 846, '93, 5800 hrs ..........................................$39,900 JD 9630, '11, 1050 hrs ..........................................$269,900 JD 9400T, '01, 4370 hrs ........................................$126,500 JD 9620T, '06, 3485 hrs ........................................$195,000 JD 9400, '97, 6200 hrs ............................................$95,500 JD 8650, '84, 7510 hrs ............................................$35,500 JD 8440, '79, 9300 hrs ............................................$15,500 NH T9050, '09, 1350 hrs ......................................$209,000 NH 9020, '10, 360 hrs ..........................................$165,000 NH TJ425, '03, 3200 hrs ......................................$129,500 Steiger Cougar, '87, 6920 hrs ..................................$49,500 Steiger ST320, '75, 5000 hrs ..................................$19,500 Versatile 800, '75, 8905 hrs ....................................$10,500

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TRACTORS AWD/MFD CIH 340 Mag, '11, 1460 hrs ..................................$206,000 CIH 340 Mag, '11, 1700 hrs ..................................$204,500 CIH 340 Mag, '11, 1750 hrs ..................................$204,500 CIH 340 Mag, '11, 1950 hrs ..................................$198,000 CIH 315 Mag, '12, 330 hrs ....................................$229,500 CIH 315 Mag, '12, 1450 hrs ..................................$193,500 CIH 305 Mag, '10, 625 hrs ....................................$182,500 CIH 305 Mag, '10, 3585 hrs ..................................$151,900 CIH 305 Mag, '09, 1710 hrs ..................................$182,500 CIH 290 Mag, '12, 390 hrs ....................................$192,500 CIH 275 Mag, '10, 700 hrs ....................................$172,500 CIH 275 Mag, '10, 1820 hrs ..................................$165,000 CIH 275 Mag, '09, 1625 hrs ..................................$159,500 CIH 275 Mag, '07, 1100 hrs ..................................$165,000

CIH 1250, 24R30 ..................$112,500 (3) CIH 1250, 24R30 ............................starting at $112,500 CIH 1250, 16R30 ....................................................$98,500 CIH 1200, 36R20 ....................................................$49,500 CIH 125 Value, '08, 710 hrs ....................................$59,500 (2) CIH 1200, 24R22 ..............................starting at $49,900 CIH JX95, '07, 950 hrs ............................................$25,000 (2) CIH 1200, 16R31 ..............................starting at $64,500 CIH JX95, '07, 970 hrs ............................................$25,000 CIH 75A Farmall, '11................................................$21,500 CIH 7130, '88, 1460 hrs ..........................................$39,000 CIH 7130, '87, 5240 hrs ..........................................$36,500 CIH 5130, '90, 9110 hrs ..........................................$27,500 Case 1370, '74, 5280 hrs ........................................$12,500 Case 854C, 7640 hrs ................................................$9,500 Farmall C, '48 ............................................................$2,500 IH 5088, '83, 11,075 hrs..........................................$14,900 IH 1086, '77, 7410 hrs ............................................$12,900 IH 1086, 9955 hrs....................................................$11,500 IH 966, '73, 5500 hrs ................................................$7,500 IH 966, '73, 11200 hrs ..............................................$6,900 IH 706D, '64, 4925 hrs ..............................................$4,200 IH 686, 8175 hrs......................................................$11,750 CIH 1200, 12R30 ....................$48,500 IH 656, '68, 4740 hrs ................................................$7,250 (4) CIH 1200, 12R30 ..............................starting at $29,500 IH 656H......................................................................$5,500 CIH 955, 16R22 ......................................................$22,500 IH 560D......................................................................$4,900 CIH 950, 16R22 ......................................................$16,500 IH 454, 2675 hrs........................................................$5,500 CIH 950, 12R30 ......................................................$16,900 Allis Chalmers 190XT111, 5740 hrs ..........................$6,900 (4) CIH 900, 12R30 ..................................starting at $6,500 Ford 800, '55 ............................................................$3,500 CIH 900, 6R30 ..........................................................$7,900 JD 2440, '77, 1565 hrs ............................................$10,900 CIH 800, 12R30 ........................................................$6,000 McCormick 560..........................................................$4,900 IH 800, 8R30 ............................................................$8,000

CIH 125 Value, ‘08, 710 hrs. ......$59,000

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CIH TM 200, 60.5' Fld Cult ......................................$67,500 (2) DMI TM, 44.5' Fld Cult......................startin DMI TM, 32.5' Fld Cult ................................... JD 2210, 55.5' Fld Cult ................................... JD 2210, 44.5' Fld Cult ................................... JD 2200, 37.5' Fld Cult ................................... JD 1000, 26.5' Fld Cult ................................... (2) JD 980, 44.5' Fld Cult ......................startin (2) JD 980, 38.5' Fld Cult ......................startin JD 980, 28' Fld Cult ....................................... Kewanee 380, 24' Fld Cult ............................. Wilrich Quad5, 50' Fld Cult ............................. Wilrich Quad5, 45' Fld Cult ............................. Wilrich 3400, 52' Fld Cult ............................... Wilrich 2500, 36.5' Fld Cult ........................... Wilrich 23' Fld Cult ......................................... CIH 183, 12R30 Row Crop Cult ..................... CIH TM 200, 50.5’ Field Cult.......$57,900 CIH 490, 30' Disk ........................................... CIH 330, 42' Disk ........................................... (2) CIH TM 200, 50.5' Fld Cult................starting at $57,900 (5) CIH 330, 34' Disk..............................startin (2) CIH TMII, 54.5' Fld Cult ....................starting at $35,500 CIH 330, 25' Disk ........................................... (2) CIH TMII 50.5' Fld Cult ....................starting at $45,000 IH 490, 28' Disk ............................................. CIH TMII, 49.5' Fld Cult ..........................................$29,000 Ford 242, 28' Disk ......................................... (3) CIH TMII, 48.5' Fld Cult ....................starting at $33,500 Great Plains 3000TT, 30' Disk......................... CIH TMII, 30.5' Fld Cult ..........................................$26,900 JD 200, 30' Disk ............................................. CIH 4900, 52.5' Fld Cult ............................................$9,900 Sunflower 1443, 29' Disk ............................... CIH 4900, 38' Fld Cult................................................$6,950 DMI 50' Crumbler ........................................... CIH 4900, 34' Fld Cult................................................$7,500 DMI 42.5' Crumbler ....................................... CIH 4900, 30' Fld Cult................................................$5,300 Sunflower 56' Crumbler .................................


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CIH 3330, '11, 250 hrs ..........................................$244,000 CIH 3330, '09, 910 hrs ..........................................$199,000 JD 4930, '11, 620 hrs ............................................$264,000

..$35,500

...........$8,900 ng at $31,500

MIller 4365, ‘10, 1075 hrs. ......$269,000 Miller 4365, '10, 1075 hrs ....................................$269,000 Patriot II, '95, 5600 hrs ..........................................$34,900 Redball Raptor, '05, 1250 hrs ..................................$86,500

SPRAYERS - PULL-TYPE Ag Chem 750, 60' ....................................................$10,900 Demco 500 Gal, 60' ................................................$12,500 Fast 7446, 2400 Gal ................................................$29,900 (2) Hardi Commander, 1200 Gal ............starting at $27,500 Hardi CM6600..........................................................$66,000 Hardi NAV4000 ........................................................$31,000 Hardi NAV1000 ..........................................................$4,250

.........$29,950 .........$14,900 .........$16,500

..$10,950

TEC

Hardi 500, 60’..........................$7,900 Redball 690, 2000 Gal ............................................$29,500 Redball 690, 1600 Gal ............................................$25,000 (2) Redball 680, 1600 Gal ......................starting at $19,950 Redball 680, 1600 Gal ............................................$17,900 Redball 680, 1350 Gal ............................................$16,500 Redball 670, 1200 Gal ............................................$21,500 (2) Redball 670, 90' ................................startig at $19,500 Redball 570, 90' ......................................................$18,900 Redball 565..............................................................$15,500 Spray Air 3600, 120'................................................$31,700 Top Air 1600R132, '08 ............................................$45,500 Top Air 1600R90, '11 ..............................................$39,500 Top Air 1600R90, '11 ..............................................$41,000 Top Air 1600R90, '11 ..............................................$42,500 Top Air 1600, 120' ..................................................$40,000 Top Air 1200, 90' ....................................................$27,500 Top Air TA1100, 60' ................................................$18,500

SKID LOADERS/EXCAVATORS/TLB Case SR200, '11, 70 hrs ..........................................$34,000 Case SR200, '11, 725 hrs ........................................$31,500 Case SV300, '11, 1800 hrs ......................................$41,500 Case 1845C, '97, 5085 hrs ......................................$12,600 Case 1845C, '96, 6850 hrs ......................................$10,500 Case 1845C, '93, 4580 hrs ......................................$11,500 Case 1845, '75 ..........................................................$5,500 Case 1840, '95, 4415 hrs ........................................$10,500 Case 1840, '91, 5080 hrs ..........................................$7,950

Gehl 4640, ‘05, 3295 hrs.. ........$18,000 Gehl 4640, '05, 3295 hrs ........................................$18,000 Gehl 4625SX, 440 hrs................................................$9,950 JD CT322, '06, 725 hrs............................................$28,000 JD 328, '05, 5180 hrs ..............................................$19,500 JD 323D, '11, 695 hrs ............................................$40,900 JD 320D, '11, 450 hrs ............................................$29,900 JD 320, 2240 hrs ....................................................$19,900 JD 250, '01, 1850 hrs ..............................................$14,500 JD 250, '00, 1260 hrs ..............................................$13,500 Kubota SVL90, '11, 1025 hrs ..................................$50,000 Kubota SVL75, '11, 1000 hrs ..................................$42,000 Melroe 610, '74..........................................................$2,950 Mustang 930A, '97, 2055 hrs ....................................$9,400 NH LX865, '95 ........................................................$12,500 NH L445, 1640 hrs ....................................................$3,500 Kubota KX91-3, '02, 2680 hrs ................................$23,900 Kubota KX71ST1T3, '11, 175 hrs ............................$31,500

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ng at $10,950 .........$18,500 .........$54,900 .........$42,500 .........$29,900 ...........$1,000 ng at $17,500 ng at $12,500 .........$19,950 ...........$2,950 .........$27,500 .........$17,500 ...........$9,500 ...........$6,500 ...........$2,900 ...........$4,000 ...........$6,000 .........$79,900 ng at $55,500 .........$46,900 ...........$7,200 .........$12,500 .........$41,000 .........$11,500 .........$25,900 ...........$9,500 .........$10,900 .........$15,900

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..$29,000

Case 1845C, ‘97, 5085 hrs. ........$12,600 Case 1840, '91, 6395 hrs ..........................................$9,850 Case 1835C, '88, 4175 hrs ........................................$6,500 Case 1816, '82, 1705 hrs ..........................................$4,250 Case 450CT, '06, 1920 hrs ......................................$28,500 Case 445CT, '06, 1470 hrs ......................................$35,500 Case 440, '10, 3105 hrs ..........................................$25,900 Case 440, '07, 2330 hrs ..........................................$22,500 Case 440, '05, 4230 hrs ..........................................$19,500 Case 430, '08, 2000 hrs ..........................................$24,000 Case 430, '07, 415 hrs ............................................$26,900 Case 430, '06, 2185 hrs ..........................................$17,900 Case 75XT, '840 hrs ................................................$19,500 Case 40XT, '05, 4220 hrs ........................................$15,500 Case 40XT, '02, 2620 hrs ........................................$17,900 ASV PT100, '08, 1170 hrs ......................................$39,500 Bobcat 632, '79, 2580 hrs ........................................$5,500 Bobcat S-250, '05, 4640 hrs....................................$24,500 Bobcat S-185, 2190 hrs ..........................................$23,500 Bobcat S-185, 5500 hrs ..........................................$13,900 Bobcat S-130, '05, 3750 hrs....................................$13,900 Cat 236B, '06, 1985hrs ............................................$23,500 Gehl CTL80, '08, 795 hrs ........................................$38,000 Gehl 7810E, '10, 1770 hrs ......................................$38,000 Gehl 5640E, '08, 1200 hrs ......................................$26,500 Gehl 5640E, '08, 3900 hrs ......................................$21,900 Gehl 4835SXT, '99, 5150 hrs ....................................$9,500


Local Corn and Soybean Price Index

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Cash Grain Markets Sauk Rapids Madison Redwood Falls Fergus Falls Morris Tracy

$20

current average soybeans

corn/change* soybeans/change* $6.15 -.88 $6.25 -.97 $6.45 -.90 $6.00 -1.08 $6.09 -.96 $6.40 -.93

Average: Year Ago Average:

$13.79 $13.74 $13.94 $13.52 $13.58 $13.94

-.01 -.17 -.13 -.15 -.27 -.13

$6.22

$13.75

$6.29

$13.53

year ago average soybeans

$15 $10

current average corn year ago average corn

$5

May'12

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan'13

Feb

Mar

Apr

Grain prices are effective cash close on April 2. 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.

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Grain Outlook Livestock Angles Bearish report Looking for some raises questions spring in markets

Grain Angles Late spring causes issues

Editor’s Note: Tim Emslie, CHS Hedging Inc. market analyst, is sitting in this week for Phyllis Nystrom, the regular “Grain Outlook” columnist. CORN — The March 1 stocks report was one of the most bearish U.S. Department of Agriculture reports ever. The USDA showed corn stocks of 5.4 billion, when expectations were near 5 billion. This implies the largest ever percentage decrease in corn feeding from the first to the second quarter. This unprecedented rationing means about 400 million bushels more than expected was on hand TIM EMSLIE as of the halfway point of the CHS Hedging Inc. marketing year. St. Paul How could expectations be so far off? What’s identified as the amount of corn fed is a number derived from the stocks total after accounting for other known use categories. Export and ethanol use are closely tracked and reported numbers, and other food and industrial uses don’t change all that much from quarter to quarter. The difference between stocks at the beginning of the quarter and the end after accounting for known use is identified as feed and residual use. Any accounting errors are accumulated in this category. Prior to the report, we can make estimates of how much corn was fed based on livestock numbers, availability and use of competing feeds, past feeding rates, etc., but the source and magnitude of other sources of error are clearly elusive. For example, persistently low feed/residual use through the marketing year can

Livestock markets are continuing to struggle as we end March. Demand for beef and pork product seem to be the main culprits of the slumping cattle and hog markets. The cattle market, to the surprise of most analysts, has been under duress through March. Ideas were that because of the fewer number of cattle that prices would act on the lower supplies and move considerably higher. However, the exact opposite happened and prices have been on the decline on a live basis. The No. 1 reason is demand for beef, which has been on a decline since JOE TEALE last fall. It has been mainly Broker domestic demand that has been Great Plains Commodity Afton, Minn. on this decline as export business has been increasing slightly throughout the past several months. This decline in demand has forced the packers to manage their margins with even more scrutiny which has been reflected in their bidding for live inventory. As mentioned before as the beef cutout moves above $190 per hundredweight, the movement of beef slows quickly reflecting the reluctance of the retailer to the price increases. There is little doubt that cattle numbers are going to remain tight as the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected in a Monthly Cattle on Feed Report released on March 22. The results were: on-feed March 1, 93 percent; placed on feed in February, 86 percent; and marketed in February, 93 percent. The report was seen as friendly as onfeed numbers and placements were below expectations. This could give the futures a lift, but until

A late spring can cause many problems for corn and soybean producers. The wet weather prevents early planting which tends to produce higher yielding crops. This tempts us to get into the fields sooner than we should, causing compaction problems that may haunt us later in the growing season. In addition, the later planting puts more demand on the shorter-season hybrids or varieties, causing challenges in seed procurement. Wet, cold spring weather also can lead to more acres of soybeans to be planted if the delays persist. TOM NEHER On the other side of the equation are the end-users of corn and AgStar VP & Team Leader — Grain Industry soybeans. The later-planted crops Rochester, Minn. tend to be harvested later in the season, generating a domino effect. A later harvest further intensifies the demand for an already tight old crop stocks situation, which can in turn cause additional abnormal movement of grain from the south to the north in the fall because earlier harvesting in that region. This adds additional freight to the cost of grain, giving the southern producers a stronger basis, which challenges the enduser’s profitability. This time of year is the “season of the unknown” in the northern hemisphere. How many acres will be planted? What will the weather and yields become? Will the current inventory fill the needs of end-users? Could all of this be the cause to firming of the corn market? What happens over the next 90 days will determine many of the answers to these questions.

See EMSLIE, pg. 27A

See TEALE, pg. 29A

See NEHER, pg. 29A

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.


Bearish charts will continue to be market drag were in the old-crop contract, but December was down 26.75 cents for the week. On the charts, both the nearby contract and the December contract made new 2013 lows. This bearish chart picture will be drag on markets for the foreseeable future. Fundamentally, supplies could approach 1 billion bushels by the end of the year, a level more consistent with $6 corn than $7 corn. Quarter-toquarter volatility in the stocks levels might give the market some pause, however. Cash markets should give us some indication or explanation about the surprise in the stocks level. If the second quarter numbers were just the natural bounce from a low first quarter reading, then cash markets should be relaxed and accommodate lower futures prices. The unusually large drop in the apparent feeding rate from the first quarter to second may lead to some expectation of an offsetting number in the future. In any case, speculative fund buying will be hard to come absent any weather issues given the

MARKETING

improved old-crop supply picture. SOYBEANS — The stocks report was bearish across the board, and soybeans were no exception. Stocks just shy of 1 billion bushels on March 1 were about 65 million bushels above expectations, implying a negative residual for the quarter. A sustained negative residual is usually explained by the crop actually being higher than the final estimate made in January. After the marketing year is complete, the USDA has been known to raise its production estimate to reconcile the known usage and stocks levels. This usually applies only to soybeans because most of the usage of soybeans is either crush or export, both of which are closely tracked. The soybean balance sheet now has more room to accommodate the crush and product export paces. It is conceivable that ending stocks estimates might not change that much if usage totals are less constrained by available supply. New crop acreage was See EMSLIE, pg. 28

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Frankly there was broad agreement that the March estimate was generally in-line with animal numbers and historical feeding rates. The lower December number was essentially an estimate of where the rationing would occur (feed sector) later in the year, but the exports slowed down so much after that projection that it seemed there would be more room for domestic feeding. After the quarterly stocks report, marketing year feed use looks closer to the 4.150 pace estimated in December than the 4.550 pace estimated in March. This is a much more relaxed stocks situation. The Prospective Plantings report also released on March 28 showed 2013 acreage at 97.3 million acres, near expectations and slightly higher than last year. OUTLOOK: May corn officially lost 31 cents on the week, but a limit-down move on Friday meant there were synthetic trades done as much as 18 cents lower than that. The heaviest losses

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EMSLIE, from pg. 26 mean that the previous crop was underestimated. So what happened during the second quarter of 2012-13? Probably a combination of factors, but starting with the most obvious, high prices led to less demand for feed. This occurs in a thousand tiny ways such as extended grazing or alternative feedstuffs, but ends up showing in aggregate that the corn feeding rate per animal went down. Another piece of the puzzle is that when overall usage is generally low, there is less in transit and stocks are more “visible,” or in position to be counted. A third factor may be related early movement of the 2012 crop due to quality/storability concerns probably led to a low stocks count and apparent high feed/residual use in the first quarter, which meant a rebound in quarter two. As recently as December, the USDA was projecting marketing year feed use at 4.150 billion bushels, but had just increased its estimate in the March report to 4.550 billion bushels.

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Negative pall over markets EMSLIE, from pg. 27 under expectations at 77.1 million acres, slightly below last year. The February outlook forum estimated 77.5 million acres. OUTLOOK: For the week, the May contract was down 35.75 cents, while the November contract was down just 12.25 cents for the week. The negative pall over the markets following the bearish corn stocks will be tough to shake in the soybean complex. That said, nearby beans did not break down to a new 2013 low, although they are in the lower half of the roughly $13.50 to $15 range seen so far in 2013. The new-crop contract ended the week near support, and may come under pressure if acreage is seen expanding due to weather factors. That said, new-crop supplies look less burdensome in soybeans compared to corn given normal yields. Tim’s tidbits: Wheat prices collapsed on Friday as well after stocks came in at 1.234 billion bushels, some 60 million bushels higher than expectations. That calculated feeding was less during the quarter (and no help in explaining the big drop off in corn feeding). Winter wheat acreage was increased slightly from the January estimate to 42 million acres, and the first estimate

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For these last two years, the endusers have wondered if the supply could meet the demand. Yet, the market did the job of rationing the demand to the supply. Some year we will get back to a more-normal market with enough supply over demand to pay for storing grain. This will help the new, shiny grain bin set-ups built over the past few years start to pay off.

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Hog slump continues TEALE, from pg. 26 demand picks up it is likely prices will continue to struggle. With the current economic conditions that is not likely to help change the overall demand situation. The hog market has continued to see prices slump as an adequate number of hogs has been enough to meet slumping demand needs for pork. March has seen a continual decline in pork cutouts with pork product volume contracting at the same time. Export business has been a bright spot in the demand picture, but as with the beef it is a slowing of domestic demand that is weighing on the market. Seasonally the hog market usually

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One of the things a tight supply and demand market can cause is an inverted market. The demand for grain to be shipped sooner rather than later causes the nearby futures contracts to trade higher than the deferred contracts. These markets are rare, yet to have two consecutive years of inverses in the corn futures market is particularly rare. In this type of environment the market has the job of rationing the supply or cutting the demand.

Markets come and markets go, no two are exactly alike. The same thing can be said in regards to yield and weather. We can look back and see trends. We can find years that were similar, yet they are a bit like the late snowflakes that fall from the sky this year — they are all different. This underscores the importance of being consistent with the things within our power to control, like margin management practices and a solid risk management plan. This should likely include hail insurance, as a way to cover the gap between your deductible and payout, should a hailstorm damage your crop. Since we can’t predict what the markets, weather and yields will bring, we must keep our management and marketing skills sharp, looking for the edge that can make a difference in our operations. In this column, I have tried to spark your interest in looking for Grain Angles. My hope is that you may have discovered a few along the way. ❖

program continues to assist with export sales. The CWT accepted 28 requests for export assistance this week to sell 7.1 million pounds of cheese, 3.9 million pounds of butter and 44,092 pounds of anhydrous milk fat to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and North America. The product will be delivered April through September and brought the CWT’s year-to-date cheese exports to 41.156 million pounds, 44.849 million pounds of butter, 44,092 pounds of AMF and 218,258 pounds of whole milk powder to 28 countries. The Foreign Agricultural Service reports that imports of cheese for January-to-February 2013 totaled 22.9 million pounds, up 3.1 percent from a year ago. Cash butter closed Thursday at $1.63, down 6.5 cents on the Easter Week but 16.75 cents above a year ago when butter lost 6 cents and eventually bottomed out at $1.31 the last

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$1.6182. FC Stone’s March 28 eDairy Insider Opening Bell stated that “ample U.S. cheese stocks continue to weigh on Chicago Mercantile Exchange spot prices as international prices inch higher.” It warned that, “with USDA’s Milk Production report now suspended until at least October, the spot markets will take on an even bigger role in market forecasting.” FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks said, “we’ll also be looking at information from the federal order market administrators and from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.” Higher-than-anticipated volumes of milk continue to be directed to cheese plants across the nation, according to the USDA’s Dairy Market News. Despite increased inventories, manufacturers report good sales and are mostly comfortable with the added production and increased interest from export markets which is helping to clear inventories. U.S. prices are favorable against international prices and the Cooperatives Working Together

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This column was written acreage, 2013-14 U.S. corn for the marketing week endproduction could be record ing March 28. large given normal yields. After nearly three years of Market watchers got a high corn prices, demand surprise Thursday in the has fallen dramatically.” U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest Grain Stocks February butter stocks report. Corn demand was climbed to 240.3 million lower than expected and pounds, up 16 percent from prices came under fire, down January and 17 percent MIELKE MARKET the 40-cent limit, “providing above those in February WEEKLY dairy producers an opportu2012, according to the By Lee Mielke nity to buy feed at lower USDA’s latest preliminary prices,” said the Daily Cold Storage data. Dairy Report’s Sarina American cheese, at Sharp in the week’s 666.7 million pounds, “Daily Dairy Discussion.” was up 4 percent from January and 5 March 1 corn stocks totaled 5.4 bilpercent above a year ago. The total lion bushels, down 10 percent from cheese inventory stood at 1.1 billion March 1, 2012, and the lowest invenpounds, up 4 percent from January and tory since 2004, Sharp said. Soybean a year ago. and wheat inventories of 1 billion The basic message is that there’s bushels and 1.23 billion bushels, plenty of product available and the respectively, were slightly larger than cash dairy markets slipped some in the expected. Wheat and soybean futures shortened Easter/Passover holiday also moved lower. week. The 40-pound block cheese price Meanwhile, the USDA’s Prospective ended the four days of trading at Plantings report showed only slight $1.6925 per pound, down three-quarter adjustments in the amount of acreage cents but 20.25 cents above a year ago. farmers intend to plant to corn, soyThe 500-pound barrels rolled 6.75 beans and wheat. Corn area is expected cents lower, to $1.5975, 13.75 cents to increase 127,000 acres to 97.28 mil- above a year ago but 9.5 cents below lion acres. At 77.13 million acres, soythe blocks. Five cars of block and six of bean acreage would be 72,000 acres barrel traded hands on the week. The lower than last year. Wheat planting is lagging Agricultural Marketing Serexpected to increase to 56.44 million vice-surveyed U.S. average block price acres, up 704,000 acres from 2012. lost 1.6 cents, slipping to $1.6109, The DDR said, “with this kind of while the barrels were up 1.4 cents, to

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Sharp: Beef prices encourage aggressive dairy culling MIELKE, from pg. 29 February placement figure since the USDA began reporting the series in 1996. week of April. Two cars found new She added that beef cattle placements homes on the week. AMS butter averHigher beef prices will allow dairy producers to cull were down 14 percent from February aged $1.6295, up 2.6 cents. large, less-efficient cows and replace them with 2012 and “this suggests that there will be Bulk and retail butter sales are seaspringers at a historically low net cost. The high beef considerably fewer beef cattle ready for sonally strong, according to the DMN, slaughter this summer and fall, and beef price could encourage dairy producers to continue to with the current strength coming from prices should move higher. cull aggressively, which could reduce milk cow numexport interest as well as domestic but“Higher beef prices will allow dairy probers and support dairy product prices in ter features at many grocery ducers to cull large, less-efficient cows the long run. outlets. and replace them with springers at a hisCash Grade A nonfat dry — Sarina Sharp torically low net cost,” Sharp said. “The milk closed at $1.56, up 2 cents on the high beef price could encourage dairy proweek, while Extra Grade remained at ducers to continue to cull aggressively, programs with a version of the Dairy Producer Mar$1.56. AMS powder averaged $1.51, down 0.6 cent, gin Protection Program and the Dairy Market Stabi- which could reduce milk cow numbers and support and dry whey averaged 59.16 cents, down 1.9 cents. lization Program found in the Dairy Security Act. dairy product prices in the long run.” Spring snowstorms across the Central and East■ The Milk Income Loss Contract program payment ern regions of the country caused some minor intertrigger would be raised from $16.94 per hundredLast week you’ll recall I reported on the drought in ruptions in milk handling the third week of March. weight to $18.85 and phased out nine months after New Zealand and its implications for dairy trade Florida’s milk production is beginning to level off as enactment of the bill. here and abroad. The March 27 DDR adds fuel to the warmer weather is slowing production. Arizona is shortage fire, reporting that February milk producUnlike the DSA, which offers producers free marclose to peak production. Milk production in the West is generally lower, while the Midwest and East gin insurance at $4/cwt., S. 605 would offer free mar- tion in Australia plunged 6 percent, to 1.35 billion are seeing some increased production. National pro- gin protection at $6.50/cwt. for all production up to 4 pounds, compared to last year and after adjusting for million pounds, and would exempt the first 4 million leap year. The DDR adds that, from July 2012 to Febduction is close to year-ago levels, according to the ruary 2013, Australian milk output was 0.8 percent from the base quota calculation under the DMSP. USDA. behind the 2011-12 season on a daily average basis, According to the latest USDA statistics, approxi■ mately 88 percent of dairy farmers produce less than according to Dairy Australia. In dairy politics, DairyBusiness Update reports four million pounds annually. Australia and the United States are the only major that U.S. Sen. 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By RICHARD SIEMERS The Land Correspondent Mark Schreier has a large backyard at his Minnetonka, Minn., home. He likes lawn. It wasn’t that much work. So he wasn’t keen when his wife, Jan, said she wanted a garden. He came around when she struck a deal with him. “If you let me put in a garden, you can put in a train,” Jan told him. Mark likes model trains, and he was hooked. Thus was born the garden railroad in the Schreiers’ Photos by Richard Siemers backyard. Above: Jan and Mark Schreier While Mark tends the trains, Right: Some of the gardens, as well as the railroad Jan tends the garden, planting structures, can be quite extensive, as shown in Jim miniature trees, alpine ground and Cheryl Shaver’s backyard. cover, miniature hostas, and other small plants, including maidentrack, it falls far enough to hair fern which looks like a tree canopy. do real damage. On ground “Our layout has distinct areas,” Jan said. “There level you simply put the are two villages, an Americana village called Chip- train back on the track and ton, because we have lots of chipmunks, and a Euro- are ready to go. pean village called Dalebürg, so it’s the Chipton & Mark is president of the Dalebürg Railroad, Chip & Dale for short.” Minnesota Garden RailThere is also a southwest desert area, a little log way Society. cabin forest scene, lots of animals, a quarry in which Gary and Susan Larson Mark keeps the stone he uses for ballast, even terra also live in Minnetonka, cotta soldiers picked up in China. and are also members of The garden started in 2004 when they hired a crew the Minnesota Garden to put in stone stairs that come down from the gate, Railway Society. Gary has grade the area, and put in a fire pit with a little patio an electric setup that runs on an elevated track built where they can sit to enjoy watching the trains. on an already raised bed within a retaining wall. He “Everything else we put in — the tunnel, a little built a barn that houses about 35 cars, out of which canyon area,” Jan said. “We started out getting two he assembled a two-engine, 22-car diesel train. It tons of rock and it quickly disappeared. It ended up was quite the sight to see the lengthy train snake being seven tons of rock.” around the track. He was also running an Amtrak Mark first laid track on mulch to see what he train on the same loop, while a steam engine train would like and they started landscaping around it, ran on a shorter separate loop. tweaking the railroad as they went. When the layout Right now the setup is mostly train and track. was determined, he added roadbed under the track. Gary retired last October and will be building moun“I just kind of winged it, hit or miss,” he said. “You tains and trestles to hide the pipes that hold up the want elevation changes to make it look real, curves, elevated sections. He also wants to put a depot in somewhere. over/under places.” Jim and Cheryl Shaver had a hobby farm with Mark has three trains, but says running two at a time is enough to watch. He has G-scale diesel trains horses in Minnestrista. When they sold the horses, that are battery-powered. He said there are a num- See RAILROADS, pg. 32 ber of choices to consider when deciding on trains and layout. With trains, there are battery-powered and trackpowered. Schreier’s battery-powered train will run Serving MN Ag for over 60 years five hours and then the batteries must be recharged. Track-powered electric trains have no time limits and you can run much longer trains. The drawback with track-powered is that you have to keep the tracks very clean, and if there is an electrical malfunction, it can be difficult to find the cause. Visit our website: With the layout, you can have it on the ground, as www.letcherfarmsupply.com Call: Mark does, or on an elevated track. As he grows older, Mark thinks the elevated would make life easier. The or drawback with elevated is that if the train jumps the

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RAILROADS, from pg. 31 Jim needed another hobby. Visiting the Great Train Store in the Mall of America he realized they made trains that could be used outdoors. That was in 2000. “I started building structures like buildings and trestles indoors,” Jim said. “I didn’t get outside until 2004.” By then he had done a lot of reading and looking and had an idea of what he wanted. His trains are track-powered on a ground-level layout. He has rigged a pole sander with a scouring pad on the end to clean the track. Cheryl is in charge of the gardening. The Shavers brought in rock and boulders, and built a scenario with mountains, rivers and waterfalls. Instead of the more modern trains that the Schreiers and Larsons have, the Shavers’ models are of trains from the 1800s. “I like the narrow gauge stuff with the smaller cars

used back then,” Jim said. “I’ve got a logging operation. I built that log cabin last winter; it took me about 200 hours.” The Minnesota Garden Railway Society built a train layout, and the Lake Minnetonka Garden Club does the gardening at the Wayzata Depot museum. “It’s the only public layout between Chicago and Denver,” Mark said. The society has about 130 households as members, and has an open house just about every weekend at someone’s place, so they can see what other railroaders and gardeners are doing. This is a unique type of gardening. There were no flowers or vegetables in the above-mentioned layouts, but the approach to each is individual. The trains of Schreier and Larson travel under a canopy of trees, the track at the Shavers’ is out in the open. A garden railway can be small or extensive, natural or fanciful, to perfect scale or simply to scale within reason, rather plain or very imaginative. What it obviously requires is a love of model trains and a love of gardening — often coming from two individuals. Both the train and the garden require maintenance. Before running the train, Mark always walks the track to see that something isn’t obstructing it. When plants get too big and out-of-scale, Jan rips them out and puts in new. While they aren’t perfectionists when it comes to the layout being in scale, they do pay attention to it. So this is basically a never-ending project, right? Mark Schreier agrees that it is. And he also thinks that’s what it is supposed to be. “As a friend of mine said, it’s a hobby. You don’t want to finish it in a day.” Garden railroads are work, of course, but garden railroaders think it is worth it for all of the pleasure they get from railroading and gardening and sitting back to watch the trains run in the natural setting of their own back yard. For more photos of member backyards and the Wayzata Depot layout, as well as contact information, log on to mgrs.org. ❖


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Steffes Auction Calendar 2013

Enterprises, Grand Forks, ND, boxed trucks, semi-tractor, cab & chassis trucks & end dump trailers

Tuesday, March 26 @ 10 AM: Otto Bertsch Sr. & Leon Bertsch Estate, Hillsboro, ND, Large Farm Equipment Auction to include Trucks & Shop Equipment Thursday, March 28 @ 10 AM: Lelm Implement Inc., Harvey, ND, large late model inventory reduction auction Wednesday, March 27 @ 10 AM: Mark & Alan Hausauer, Wilton, ND, Large Farm Retirement Auction Opening April 1 & Closing April 9: IQBID April Auction, Selling Ag, Construction, Trucks, Vehicles, RV’s & more. See complete listing & photos online! Opening April 1 & Closing April 11: IQBID Char-Lin Farms, Hudson, MI, Inventory reduction auction including hay & forage equipment, dryer, semi-tractors & more! Tuesday, April 2 @ 10 AM: AgIron Ames Event, Ames, IA, Consignment Auction

ADVERTISER LISTING Ag Power Enterprises Inc ..........40 Ag Systems Inc ..........................16 Anderson Seeds ....................14, 19 Arnold Companies ......................24 Bayer Truck & Equipment Inc ..29 Brent Tonne ................................20 Brokaw Supply ..........................27 Country Cat ................................15 Courtland Waste Handling..........10 Cyrilla Beach Homes Inc..............4 Dahl Farm Supply ......................23 Dakota Auctioneers ....................37 Diers Ag Supply..........................30 Double B Manufacturing ............17 Duncan Trailers LLC ..................44 Edney Distribution Co Inc............6 Emerson Kalis ............................43 Enters Liquid Fertilizer Inc ........10 Excelsior Homes West Inc..........13 Farm Drainage Plows Inc ..........39 Fast Distributing ........................12 Fladeboe Auction Service ..........35 Fragodt Auction Co ....................34 Greenwald Farm Center..............42 Haas Equipment..........................41 Hanson Auctioneers ....................34 Harpels ......................................28 Henslin Auctions ..................33, 34 Hewitt Drainage Equipment ......22 Hotovec Auction Center Inc ......36 K & S Millwrights ......................12 Kannegiesser Truck Sales ..........28 Keith Bode ..................................39 Keltgens Inc ................................18 Kiester Impl ................................43

Lano Equipment - Shakopee ......16 Larson Brothers Impl............39, 43 Letchers Farm Supply ................31 Mages Auction Service ..............36 Mankato Spray Center Inc..........18 Massop Electric ..........................42 Matejcek Implement ..................46 Matt Maring Auctions ................36 Messer Repair & Fabricating......23 Monson Motors ..........................13 NK Clerking................................35 Northern Ag Service ..................41 Olinger Sales & Service..............11 Pride Solutions............................42 Pro Equipment Inc ......................38 Pruess Elevator Inc ....................39 R & E Enterprises of Mankato Inc41 Resler Spots & Durocs ................5 Schweiss Inc ..............................43 Skaar Show Pig Sale ..................35 Smiths Mill Implement Inc ........45 Sonstegard Cattle Co ..................38 Sorensen Sales & Rentals ..........41 South Central College ................19 State Bank of Gibbon ................17 Steffes Auctioneers ....................33 Sunco Marketing ..........................6 Syngenta ..................................3, 9 U of M Block & Bridle ..............35 Versatile ........................................8 White Planters ..............................7 Willmar Farm Center ..................43 Willmar Precast ..........................31 Woodford Ag LLC ......................45 Ziegler ........................................21

Friday, April 12 @ 11 AM: Roseau County, MN Land Auction, 265.4+/- acres in Malung Twp includes farmstead with bilevel, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Location of Auction is in Roseau, MN Friday, April 12 @ 5:30 PM: Stan Dreckman Gun Auction, West Fargo, ND, Personal firearm collection dispersal Wednesday, April 24 @ 10 AM: Retirement Business Liquidation, Stadium Plumbing & Gravel, Erhard, MN, JD Payloader, Trucks, Trailers, Excavator & More!

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Thursday, April 4 @ 11 AM: Farm Retirement, Arlan “Buzz” & Ruth Zimmerman, Chokio, MN

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The following area farm machinery will sell at live auction only, located west of Hoffman, MN 1-1/2 miles on State Hwy. 27

Friday, April 12, 2013 • Sale Time 9:00 am TRACTORS

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1991 JD Mod. 4455 MFWD tractor, 8803 hours, 14.9x46 singles, 3 pt., 3 hydro, 540 & 1000 PTO

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• IH Mod. 886 diesel tractor w/cab air/heat, new tires, 5100 hrs. w/800 hrs. on overhaul, rock box, 540 &1000 PTO • Ford New Holland Mod. 976 tractor, 495 hrs. on overhaul • Case Mod. 630 restored, gas, 3 pt., nice • IH Mod. 706 diesel w/DuAll loader, 540 & 1000 PTO, manure fork • IH Mod. 1586 3 pt., 540 & 1000, new clutch, 2 hyd. • 1976 Steiger Mod. ST325, 3406 Cat, 24.5.32 tires • 1981 Case Mod. 2590, only 6334 hrs., 3 pt., 1000 rpm, 4 hyd., cab, air, 20.8.38 duals • Farmall Mod. M wide front, 1952, w/loader, good tires • Ford 8N tractor • David Brown Mod. 1410 diesel tractor, turbo, 2000 hrs., on overhaul w/Case #60 loader • JD Mod. 8650 4 wheel drive, 3 hyd., 85% tires • 2005 Farm Pro Mod. 2420 2 wheel drive tractor, 100 hrs., 3 cyl. diesel • IH 1947 Mod. C, runs good • JD Mod. A, 12 volt, new rubber • JD Mod. B w/#5 mower & 2 row cultivator

TILLAGE/PLANTING/ SNOW BLOWERS

• JD Mod. 980 field cultivator, 41-1/2 ft. • JD Mod. 960 field cultivator, 44-1/2 ft. • Wil-Rich Mod. 3400 field cultivator, 45 ft. • IH Mod. 4500 digger, 41-1/2 ft. • JD Mod. 980 digger, 38 ft. • Case IH Mod. 900 12 row 30” corn planter • JD tandem disk, 18 ft. w/wings • IH field cultivator • Chisel plow, 10 ft. • JD Mod. 455 bean drill, 30 ft., 10” spacing • Kewanee Mod. 1010 disk, 19 ft. • JD Mod. 1518 rotary mower, 15 ft. • Kinze Mod. 2300 corn planter, 16 row 30”, dry fert., new disk openers • IH Mod. 950 corn planter, 16 row, 22” • JD Mod. 7100 corn planter, 8 row, 30” w/lift assist • White Mod. 6100 corn planter, 8 row 30” w/liquid • Case IH Mod. 5400 soybean special 20 ft. • JD Mod. 7100 16 row 22” corn planter w/Yetter row cleaners & radio bean meters • Kinze 8 row planter, bean & corn • JD 14 drill w/grass on rubber • Rock wagon, 2 wheel w/hoist • Lorenz & Farm King snow blower, bothhave double auger, 8 ft. • 2 year old Lorenz Mod. 9101 snow blower, 9 ft., 1000 rpm • 1 year old Accessories Unlimited snow blower, 9 ft., 1000 rpm, gear reduction box • Morris digger, 28 ft. w/drag • Crown rock picker • JD Mod. 1010 digger w/drag, 43-1/2 ft.

SKID LOADERS

• IH Mod. 4700 digger w/drag, 44-1/2 ft. • Oliver 242 disk 18’ w/Nobel finisher • 7 shank Landoll chisel plow • IH drill 12 ft. on rubber • JD Mod. 100 14 shank chisel plow • 3 pt. Track Buster 5th wheel trailer w/ dump box 8x14 • JD Mod. 1060 48 ft. digger w/3 bar drag • JD Mod. 1518 rotary mower • JD 8 row cultivator • Ferguson 7 ft. disk • Wil-Rich 2500 digger 40 ft. w/4 bar drag 2002 Cat Mod. 430D-IT, one owner, • JD 1610 chisel plow, 20 ft. w/drag 2180 hrs., MFWD extenda hoe • JD Mod. 235 disk, wing fold electric tool quick tach bucket, • JD Mod. 510 5 shank disk ripper pallet forks fit Cat hoe. • JD Mod. 9350 grain drill, 20 ft. For more info. call LeRoy Thorstad • JD Mod. 7000 8 row 30” corn planter at 320-288-6851 • JD dry fert. attachment from JD 1750 • 2 JD plows, 2 bottom • IH 153 8 row cultivator • Bobcat skid loader Mo. 440 B, 759 hrs. • Wil-Rich soil finisher, 30 ft. w/knock on • Bobcat skid loader Mod. 630 sweeps • JD Mod. 170 skid loader, gas • 2011 PJ 620 skid loader trailer • 2002 PJ skid steer trailer • Bobcat Mod. 909 backhoe, 12” & 16” bucket • 3 new 72” skid steer rock buckets • New 96” notch skid steer bucket • Notched 56 cu. ft. skid steer bucket

LAWN & GARDEN/ SPORTING

LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1500, windshield, bags, 6004 miles, nice • 2002 Honda Shadow Deluxe VT 750 cc, 16640 miles, new tires, lady miles • 1999 Honda TRX250 ATV 2 wheel • 1999 Kawasaki Prairie 300 4x4 ATV • 1992 Yamaha Venture 480 snowmobile • 1997 2 place steel snowmobile trailer • JD F-725 front deck mower • JD LA 145 mower, 22 HP, 48” deck • JD Mod. 325 mower, 320 hrs., new 54” deck • Snapper ZTR, 50” deck, power flow & bagger • Encore 23 HP ZTR, 52” deck • Poulan garden tractor, 18 HP • Polaris 6x6 Big Boss w/dump box • White Mod. LT 946 mower 22 HP, 46” deck • Dixon ZTR, 2007, Kodiak commercial, 52” deck • Dixon ZTR, 2009, Ram Mag 50

JD Mod. X485 mower, 444 hrs., 62” deck

SPRAYERS

• 2005 Top Air Mod. TA 1100 sprayer, 66 ft. boom, 1100 gal. tank • Blumhardt/Wil-Rich sprayer, 500 gal., 60 ft. booms, foam • Hardi TR 1000 sprayer, 60 ft. boom, 1000 gal. tank • Flex-Coil 90 ft. sprayer, wind screens, hyd. fold, 1000 gal. tank

2003 JD Mod. 567 round baler, net wrap, 8357 baler, moisture monitor 2002 New Idea Mod. 4865 round baler, deluxe control console, in storage the last 4 years, nice! • JD Mod. 935 mower conditioner, 12.5 ft., poly rolls, new knives • Woods finishing mower • JD Mod. 530 round baler • JD 535 baler • JD Mod. 38 chopper w/2 row 30” corn head • Two JD silage wagons, Mod. 214 w/JD 10 ton wagons • Steel throw rack • JD Mod. 3950 chopper • JD 2 row wide corn head for JD 3950 • JD rake • Hay Buster round bale hay shredder • Hesston Mod. 5580 round baler, new belts • JD Mod. 336 baler w/thrower • IH Mod. 275 manure spreader w/end gate • New Holland Mod. 489 haybine • 3 throw racks, 16 ft.: two H&S and one MN • Gehl 10 wheel v-rake, pull type • New Holland #65 baler 237 • Hay rack • Tutine 5 wheel rake • JD Mod. 450 hydro spreader • Ditch bank 106 mower • Hesston Mod. 1014 swing haybine • Vermeer Mod. 605C round baler • Ventrex 10 wheel v-rake, 3 pt. • New Holland Mod. 195 manure spreader • Round baler, not used the last 4 years • 1995 6x16 bumper stock trailer • 6x20 5th wheel stock trailer

“The Most Important Auction is Yours!”

Hanson Auctioneers, LLC

Jerome Hanson - 26-12 (Hoffman) Charlie Oachs - 26-13 (Herman) Romie Gessell - 77-37 (Grey Eagle) Hoffman, Minnesota Cell 320-760-5485

COMBINES

• 1990 Chev. pickup w/tool boxes, used for service • 1999 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 w/123,000 miles, 3 dr., extended cab • 1988 Bayliner bass boat w/trailer, Force 85 HP & 75 Chrysler, both motors need work • 1995 88 Olds Royale, 4 dr., 147,000 iles, 3800 motor • 1995 F150, 2 wheel drive • 1997 F150 extended cab, 4x4 • 1997 Chev. Suburban, 4x4 • 1999 Dodge extended cab, new tires 2004 JD Mod. 9760 STS, 318, 4x4 2294 sep. hrs., 20.8x42 duals, • 1984 Ford 700 cab over w/8.2 Detroit, 5 JD 4WD touchset, high cap unload, speed trans. contour master, opening bid • Twin post hoist for 19 ft. box $110,000 meets reserve • 18 ft. grain box, steel sides & floor, roll tarp • JD Mod. 8820 with 4500 hrs., 30.5 rubber, • 1969 C-20 grain truck, 16 ft. steel sides many new parts • JD Mod. 6601 pull type combine • 1967 JD Mod. #55 combine w/13 ft. love • 1920s doctor’s piano buggy, restored, made in Stores, Ohio bar & belt pickup • IH Mod. 914 pull type combine, nice shape, White tank • IH Mod. 235 swather • Torsion spring axle • 12 row cleaners for IH • Versatile 400 swather, 18-1/2 ft. • Like new tractor chains • 12 volt grease • IH 810 pickup head gun • Nice 18-4-26 turf tires on rims, 10 ply • 150 gal. fuel tank • 60 gal. upright air compressor • 33 gal. air compressor • Many new parts for Kinze corn planter • Six 18-4-42 tires, four 16” tires • Boy & girl 10 speed bikes • IH quick lift, 18-4-38 hardware • 5000 watt generator, 12” snow blower • 1600 gal. water tank • 3 pt. track buster • 200 gal. water tank • Troy-Bilt 5 HP rear tine tiller • 100 gal. service tank & pump • 48” 540 3 pt. tiller • 14 ft. Lund boat • 5th wheel camper, tree damage • Tool boxes • Loader, fits Allis Mod. D-19 • 2 - Westfield folding drill fill augers • 4 ft. concrete steps • Aeration tubes & fan • H-D 750 gal. diesel barrel & pump • Electric fencer • 23 hard board, 1/4 thick x 4’x8’ Unverferth 7000 grain cart • Canvas tarps • Sears incubator • JD 24 w/roll tarp in. boxes • Cast iron wood stove • Misc. lumber • 14 rafters 22 ft. wide 6/12 pitch 2008 Convey-All belt conveyor, 115 ft., • 19-14”x14’ I joist • 11:00x16 tires, 3 rib 22” belt, 14” pipe, PTO • 1000 gal. fuel barrel • 12 JD seed box extensions • Two 30.5.32 tires & JD rims • Westfield MK 13x71 swing auger • Lincoln wire feed welder, Mod. ST-255 • Feterl 13x120 swing auger • 6x7 steel shop table • New wood turning • Westfield MK 130x71 swing auger lathe & knives • Hog crates, tender foot, • Westfield 8x51 electric mount hog feeders • Butler grain bin 24’, 6 rings, • Westfield 10x61 swing auge, low profile dismantled • Ten 2x4 fluorescent lights • Westfield 8x61 PTO • Du-All loader, came off Oliver 2150 • • Wheatheart 13x71 swing auger Electric pressure washer w/heat • Metal • Conveyair Mod. 6006 grain vac, 6” w/ band saw • Rollermatic roller mill • 20 complete pipe package ft. hyd. auger • Double hopper seed tender • Batco 1545 conveyor w/motor • Unverferth 4500 grain cart • 1995 Kinze 640 grain cart • Friesen 220 bu. seed tender Expect more additions to the auction • Bulk seed system, hold 4 black boxes (due to the late spring weather conditions) • D-K grain vac • JD Mod. 6620 side hill combine • One year old Westfield brush folding drill fill • Allis Chalmers Mod. C tractor with Woods mower • Coats Tire Changer Mod. 40-405 A • 3 Ace Roto-mold, 2000 gallon tanks • 17’ JD digger with drag, 3 pt. • 3 Tyler fertilizer spreaders, 6 ton, stainless • 3 running gears steel; 1 has hyd. drive w/moon walk axles; • 24” x 24” x 30” aluminum box 1 has adj. axles • 18’ Haul-All drill fill, 2 compartments, • Flare box & hoist hydraulic auger • (2) Red River 1000 gal. tanks on running gear, 1 set up for 30” rows, 1 narrow stance, both have Dempster ground driven pumps • 1986 Freightliner day cab w/3406B Cat, • 24’ drive-on drive-off aluminum 4 place 13 speed trans., air ride, new tires, all snowmobile trailer, v-front w/salt shield aluminum wheels • 3 ton Lorenz grinder-mixer • 40 ft. semi trailer w/6 bulk seed tanks, • 750 gal. go-between spray pup trailer comes with air vac, electric start, liquid 1500 gal. tank & transfer pump • Semi trailer set up for water or liquid fert. • 1995 Ford F250 4x4, reg. cab, 8 ft. box, 180,000 miles

ITEM OF INTEREST MISCELLANEOUS

GRAIN HANDLING

LAST MINUTE ITEMS

FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT

TRUCKS, TRAILERS, PICKUPS, BOAT, CAR

DON’T MISS IT!

NOTE: We will be selling in 2 rings from the start to finish. Major machinery will sell 1/2 hour after sale starts. Rain or shine the sale goes on. NO INTERNET BIDDING. Thank you, Jerome

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Equipment Consignment

AUCTION Dawson, Minnesota

Friday, April 19, 2013

10:00 a.m. Fragodt Auction Company 320-808-8731 Check website for details: www.fragodtauction.com


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Buying Gold & Silver bars, coins, rings, diamonds, pocket watches, silver dollars, rare coins, currency, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00 Gold coins, Krugerands, sterling silver sets, anything marked 10-K, 14-K, 18-K, . 925. Any gold or silver item. Compare prices before you sell. 30 years at the same retail location, Fairmont, Minnesota, Kuehls, 507-235-3886 Hay & Forage Equip

Friday, April 19th • 7 p.m.

Tuesday Eve April 16th 2013 @ 7:00p.m.

Lyon County Fairgrounds

Legal & Location: NE 1/4 Section 20 Rome Twp., Faribault Cty.; 2-1/2 miles S of Frost on blacktop #17 or 470th Ave. & 2 miles W on Blacktop #2 or 40th St. General Info: 157 deeded acres, 146.57 tillable w/a 2.64 acre abandoned bldg. site. Has own ditch outlet on SW corner. New owner will have full possession for 2013 crop year. Terms: 20% down, full settlement May 16, 2013. Inspection: Open house April 8th 10am to 4pm or by appointment, info booklets at 507-238-4318 or Larry Skogerboe at Frost 712-330-0982 or check our website. Auctioneers Note: Come prepared to purchase as family has chosen auction method to be fair to all.

FOR SALE: Bale handler for small square bales, $1,000/OBO. Ray Moeller 712-297-7951 FOR SALE: JD 5400-5830 and 6000 series forage harvesters. Used kernel processors, also, used JD 40 knife Dura-Drums, and drum conversions for 5400 and 5460. Call (507)427-3520 www.ok-enterprise.com FOR SALE: NH Hayliner 68, for small square bales, $1,250/OBO. 712-297-7951

Bins & Buildings

For more information

Call Earl • (507) 828-4475 www.skaarshowpigs.com

Estate of Mildred Skogerboe Trust Sharon K. Moeller Trustee

Darin Haugen Att. & Closing Agent 507.238.4711 Auctioneers

Allen Kahler 507.841.1564; Kevin Kahler 507.920.8060 & Ryan Kahler Wedel, Pike & Hartung Office 507.238.4318 John Eisenmenger Sale Coordinator

University of Minnesota Block and Bridle

7th Annual Club Pig Sale Sunday, April 14, 2013

U of M Livestock Pavilion, 1888 Carter Ave. St. • Paul, MN

Looking for the perfect barrow or gilt for the 2013 show season???

Featured Consignors:

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

Hesston 30A stacker w/pwr endgate, newer style paddles w/bushings, relined upper throat spout, mnted spare tire, unit is good cond., shedded since new also, Hesston 30 stack mover, $3,900. 507-267-4448 Patz 420 LP TMR mixer, excellent condition. Sold Cows. $22,500 608-214-1859

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FOR SALE: 124 MF baler; New Idea 5 bar rake; bale rack w/ trailer. 507-227-0213 or 507-381-1891

- 5th Annual Sale -

Farmland Auction 157 Acres Southern MN Top Farmland

paulkrueger@edinarealty.com

Skaar Show Pigs

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Sell your land or real estate FOR SALE: Used grain bins, Stormor Bins & EZ-Drys. (3) 55,000 bu. Brock bins, 10,000 bu, $3,500; 15,000 bu, in 30 days for 0% commis100% financing w/no liens complete w/floors, power $6,800; 21,000 bu, $9,000; sion. Call Ray 507-339-1272 or red tape, call Steve at sweeps, centrifugal fans, 12,000 bu, $4,500; 24,500 bu, Fairfax Ag for an appointexc. cond.; other bins avail$11,000; 13,000 bu drying ment. 888-830-7757 able; (2) 18' floors. 507-697Real Estate Wanted 021 bin, $1,400. Bins are down & 6133 or 507-649-7167 delivered for above prices. usedbinsales.com WANTED: Land & farms. I 715-308-9649 have clients looking for dairy, & cash grain operations, as well as bare land parcels from 40-1000 acres. Both for relocation & investments. If you have even thought about selling contact: Paul Krueger, Farm & Land Specialist, Edina Realty, SW Suburban Office, 14198 Commerce Ave NE, Prior Lake, MN Auction Location: Benco Electric Community Center in Frost Minnesota. 55372.

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FOR SALE: 5 feed bulk tanks, 12/15/19/22 ton sizes, very good condition, Choretime feed line fill augers, power heads & motors. 507227-6645 FOR SALE: Grain bins, GSI, 65,000 bu, full floor, power sweep unload, $45,000. Chicago bin, 18,500 bu, full floor, 8” unload, $11,750; We can erect. 320-360-7851

Sale Schedule: • 10 AM - Show pig educational seminar • 11 AM - Pigs ready for viewing • 1 PM - Sale begins

Sale Contacts:

*Ryan Strobel (507) 327-2048 *Kyle Rozeboom (612) 624-7497

*Josh Zeman (507) 390-0267 *Adam Munsterteiger (320) 310-5752

2011 Champion Overall Purebred Barrow MN State Fair 4-H Bred By: Storm Show Pigs

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

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

12,000 bu. hopper bin; 25,000 bu. w/floor & unload; 14,000 bu. w/floor & pwr sweep; 11,000 bu. w/floor & unload. 507-697-6133 www.usedbinsales.com


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159.20+/- ACRES + 115.8 CROPLAND ACRES + NICE COUNTRY HOME WITH OUTBUILDINGS + WOODS - PASTURE - WILDLIFE ALL LOCATED IN SECTION 1 OF PLAINVIEW TWP., WABASHA CO. + RURAL PLAINVIEW, MN

MATT MARING

CO. The Helen B. Durgin Family Trust will sell this long-time family farm at public auction. AUCTION LOCATION: 20924 555th St., Plainview, MN 55964 (from Plainview, east on Hwy. 42 to Co. Rd. 27, go straight east on 27 - 3 miles to Twp. 215, north for .5 of a mile to 555th St., east on 555th St.). Watch for auction signs.

PARCEL 2

80+/- ACRES OF BARE LAND

SECTION 1 OF PLAINVIEW TWP., WABASHA CO., MN

WITH APPROX. 77 TILLABLE CROP ACRES - OVER 3/4 OF THE FARM CARRIES 86 CPI, VERY GOOD SOILS - NEW BUY WILL GET IMMEDIATE POSSESSION FOR THE 2013 CROP GROWING SEASON - IN SECTION 1 OF PLAINVIEW TWP., WABASHA CO., MN + Address: 209xx 555th Street, Plainview, MN 55964 + P.I.D. #: R14.00003.00 (for both parcels) + Property to be surveyed before auction date + Soil Types: Downs-Hersey, Chaseburg Silt Loam, Dubuque Silt Loam + Entire parcel carries a weight average 79 CPI, over 3/4 of the farm carries a weight of 86 CPI + Approx. 77 tillable acres + This bare 80 acres would be a fantastic addition to any farm operation + Taxes on entire 159.20 acres for 2012: $2,930.

PARCEL 1

CALL FOR INFORMATION PACKET: 800-801-4502

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6 P.M. SHARP

www.maringauction.com IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF CROPLAND 79+/- ACRES OF LAND

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where Farm and Family Meetâ&#x20AC;?

+ 270' well + Private septic system (nonconforming) + Excellent pine windbreak + Many mature trees, nice lawn + Very private setting + Pasture and wood land + Approx. 24+/- acres of tillable cropland + Great for extra income from rental cash crops and pasture or fantastic hobby farm + A great place to live and enjoy beautiful country living.

WITH GOOD 3 BEDROOM, 11/2 STORY HOME WITH FIREPLACE, LARGE ROOMS, OUTBUILDING, PASTURE LAND, CROPLAND, WOOD LAND - LOCATED ON DEAD END ROAD, VERY PRIVATE SETTING + Address: 20924 555th St., Plainview, MN 55964 + P.I.D. #: R14.00003.00 (for both parcels) + Property to be surveyed before auction date + 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 11/2 story home with full basement, fireplace, 100 amp electrical service, LP gas furnace, large sun room, water softener, good shingles, good permanent wood siding, 1-car tuck under garage + Oversized 2+ car detached garage with electricity + Nice older machine shed/auto garage

TERMS: $20,000 down, per parcel, the day of auction (which is nonrefundable if buyer(s) fails to close). The balance is due in full on or before June 5, 2013 at which time the buyer shall receive a clear and marketable title. Possession of Parcel 2 the day of auction, Parcel 1 the day of closing. All real estate taxes due in 2013 shall be pro-rated to date of closing. All parcels sell in as-is condition. All parcels sell with no contingencies whatsoever. All bidders/ buyers must have their finances in order before auction date. OPEN HOUSE DATES: Sunday, April 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Noon-2 p.m. | Saturday, April 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 a.m.-noon

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Helen D. Durgin Family Trust owner/seller Carol Mathison - Trustee We Sell the Earth & Everything On It.

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1 yr old 11' Gravity box fer- Dakon gravity box w/ brush auger & 2 compartments tilizer auger, $700. Going to set up w/ tarp, exc cond, liquid starter. Colfax, WI. $1,000; JD 200 stacker, tanBeyrer Farms. (715)658dem flotation tires, runs 1555 smooth, new chain, works well, $2,500. 507-428-3572 10 x 71 Westfield auger, 1 yr old, hydraulic lift, FOR SALE: '06 Arctic Cat $7,400/OBO. 651-380-6921 Prowler UTV, $4,900; 20' Woods batwing mower, 50' galvanized auger, 8" di$1,800; IH 1480 combine, ameter, $750/OBO. 515-387$5,900; JD 7000 16R planter, 8707 or 515-864-8098 $6,900. 507-236-4925 BRAND NEW! WESTFIELD FOR SALE: '09 Hardi 4400 10-71 low profile swing hopCommander 1200 gal, 132' per $8,925. All sizes availboom, exc cond, able. Mike 507-848-6268 $41,500/OBO; White 24R22â&#x20AC;? planter, stack fold, 6000 SeFOR SALE:Used grain bins, ries units, good cond, floors unload systems, sti$21,500/OBO. 320-212-5380 rators, fans & heaters, aeration fans, buying or sell- FOR SALE: 3pt grader ing, try me first and also blade, 10' wide, will fit 2pt call for very competitive or 3pt or log chain, contract rates! Office $250/OBO. 712-297-7951 hours 8am-5pm Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday Saturday 9am - 12 FOR SALE: 4300 Rite Way noon or call 507-697-6133 roller, 42'; 12R 183 Case IH Ask for Gary cultivator w/ shields, Both good condition. 507-227-0213 MC 690 continuous flow grain or 507-381-1891 dryer, sgl phase, full heat, FOR SALE: DMI nitrogen exc cond, (608)427-3688 applicator, 13 shank pull type, DJ controller, $3,000. Farm Implements 035 507-834-6321 '05 JD 7520 MFW tractor, FOR SALE: Fast 60' 3pt sprayer, 30â&#x20AC;? nozzle spacing, IVT trans, 3pt, 3 hyds, budw/ pull behind 2 whl 800 gal dy seat, 18.4x42, front fendtank, controls, monitor, hyd ers, JD 741 SL ldr w/ grappump; (4) 200 gal saddle ple fork, $74,500; JD 1075 & tanks & mounts for under Westdendorf 12T running tractor frame; Lil' gears, $1,500/ea; Parker Thumper fert piston pump, 5500 600 bu gravity box, model PP-1; Squeeze exc, 425x22.5 truck tires, pumps; 80 gal air compresgood cond, $6,950. 320-769sor tank w/ pump; Orange 2756 side rake, belt driven. 507'50 Ford 8N 12-volt exc met227-0222 al, new paint, good rubber, FOR SALE: JD 9200, pwr good runner w/ (2) King shift, 4WD, $75,000; JD Kutter Mowers-rotary & 3010G w/ldr, $8,500; Case finish w/ blade & middle 1845C skidloader, $8,500; buster, $5,000/OBO. (608) Caterpillar D4C bulldozer, 776-3873 $8,000. Owner retiring. 507330-3945 '90 CIH 9180, 5500 hrs, 20.8X42 duals, farmer FOR SALE: Tebben 3pt fork owned. $58,000 641-373-6903 lift, exc cond. 320-848-2453 '93 R52; 630 CH 3000 Elec Hydrostatic & Hydraulic Replates; 20' flex 800; pair Repair-TroubleshootArtsway 180 chopper. 515ing Sales-Design Custom 368-4492 hydraulic hose-making up to 2â&#x20AC;? Service calls made. 30' flat fold JD 1010 field STOEN'S Hydrostatic Sercult. w/rear leveler. Very vice 16084 State Hwy 29 N good condition, $1,500. 515Glenwood, MN 56334 320852-4241 634-4360 30' JD 400 Rotary Hoe, flat JD 12' grain drill, hyd, low fold, always shedded, very rubber, no grass; JD '50 good condition, $5,000. 515Model B w/ or w/out 852-4241 Schwartz ldr, nice; JD 327 baler w/ thrower; Snoco 40' 38' JD 1010 field cult, w/ rear bale elevator; JD 26' bale leveler, very good condielevator; Snoco sections tion, $1,750. 515-852-4241 available; JD #5 sickle mower. 320-864-4583 or 3207x7 tool bar, 30', folding 2 lift 779-4583 assist, made for tank on lift assist, $1,500/OBO. 712-260- JD 4455, 2WD tractor, QR, 3 pt., 3 hyd, 8700 hrs., w/Out8003 back auto-steer, nice, Black Miller model 12 motor $36,500; JD 520, 20', 3 pt. w/grapple fork & bale spear drill, 10â&#x20AC;? w/markers, w/joystick controls, JD $1,750; Campbell drill cadmnts, will fit most tractors, dy attach., like new, $1,250; $3,250; JD 1760, 12x30 vac 320 80R46 tires on JD MFW planter, hyd fold, 3 bu boxrims, $1,250 pair; 10 bolt es, liq fert, $22,750; NH hvy duty ext. for triples, BR780 baler w/bale com$850 pair. 320-769-2756 mand, like new belts, nice, $8,500; 380x50 ten bolt du- JD 7000 4R, dry fert, monitor, B & C units; (7) gravials, $2,450 pair. 320-769-2756 ty wagons, 250 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 600 bu; Case IH 510, quick attach ldr 8x34 auger; IH 560, H. (2) w/ mounts. 8' bucket w/ 800 Fords 40HP; JD 1350 4 grapple, $2,900. JD 660 box btm; grapple fork; Peterspreader tandem axle, son Equipment New Ulm $1,200. (715)498-4988 507-276-6958 or 6957


Location: Leeds, ND – 1 mile west of Leeds, ND on the south side of Hwy 2 CONSISTENTLY NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA’S LARGEST FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION COME PREPARED TO BUY AT TWO RINGS

AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Each year, this has been a huge auction that always features an outstanding line of well kept equipment. Partial list, equipment will come in steady until auction day. To look up the owners name, address and phone number, go to midwestauctions.com/dakota

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LARGE MULTI PARTY FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION Friday, April 12 – 2013 – 9:30 a.m.

FINANCING: We offer on the spot financing the day of the auction. Call for details • INTERNET BIDDING: This auction will feature live internet bidding. For live bidding the day of the auction, go to www.dakotaonlineauctions.com Pre-registration is required prior to auction day

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

Your North Central North Dakota Auction Leader • Visit our websites at www.midwestauctions.com/dakota or www.globalauctionguide.com or call the Auction Company for a sale bill. Dakota Auctioneers, Larry Swenson, Owner/Operator Lic. #508, 525 Main St., Cando ND 58324, (701)-968-4224 Office or (701)303-0379 Cell

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TRACTORS, DOZER & PAYLOADER - 850 Versatile 4WD, tires (65%) nice, shedded - 800 Versatile 4WD, tires (70%) repainted, majored - IHC M w/loader w/ big bucket - 4630 JD, Excellent tractor - IHC H Narrow front, good collector - IHC H WF, collector tractor - 961 Ford gas tractor, 3 pt, PS - 930 Case, 540 PTO - 1982 835 Versatile, tires (90%) 8,230 hrs - JD 4430 2W tractor, tires new, 3 pt., uses no oil - JD 4010 diesel w/Dual loader w/grapple, factory 3 pt - 4230 JD 2WD tractor, nice shape, 9200 hrs - 990 Case diesel w/matching loader, factory 3 pt, good - 975 Versatile series 3, tires (60%) 400 hp, good - Steiger Panther St 325 4WD tractor, recent work, 8,200 hrs - JD 4255 MFD, tires new, w/JD 280 loader w/ grapple, decent shape - 1988 Komatsu D31P Dozer, wide track, winch, 5,300 actual hrs - 722 Bobcat skid steer - Case 930 Comfort King, PTO, hand clutch, runs nice - Hyster H60B fork lift, gas, 7,500 # capacity, works well - 8770 JD 4WD, 7400 hrs, outstanding condition - JD 4250, 3 pt, 2 hyd, 540/1000 PTO, 90% all tires, 6920 1 hrs - 4840 JD tractor, 3 pt, 1000 PTO, 7691 hrs - 2950 JD MFD, 260 loader w/grapple, 3 pt, 540 PTO, 7796 hrs - 1996 515C Dresser payloader, 2 ⁄4 yd bucket, 10,000 hrs - JD 8770, 4WD, 7400 hrs, outstanding condition - JD 4250, 3 pt., 2 hyd., 540/1000 PTO, 90% all tires, 6920 hrs.• GRAIN TRUCKS, SEMIS, SEMI TRAILERS - 1974 Chev C-65 tandem grain truck, 28,000 miles - 2002 30’ Case IH Model 1010 rigid straight head - 13’ Case IH Model 1015 pick-up head - Ford F-750 single axle grain truck, low miles - 1964 IHC grain truck - 1976 Ford 700 tandem lift tag grain truck - 1980 GMC tandem twin screw grain truck - 1984 Trail King 40’ hopper trailer, good - 1967 IHC 2 ton grain truck - 1978 Freightliner tri-axle grain truck, Detroit - 1984 Brigadier General semi tractor, day cab, Cummins - 1976 Ford F-600 single axle grain truck - 1979 GMC 6500 tandem lift tag grain truck - 1990 Jet-co 42’ semi hopper trailer, sealant sprayed exterior, nice trailer - 1995 42’ Timpte grain trailer, air ride, nice shape - 1984 42’ Timpte Super Hopper aluminum grain trailer - 1996 46’ Timpte aluminum tri-axle grain trailer - 1981 International cab-over semi - 1984 Chevy single axle grain truck - 1988 Peterbuilt semi tractor, well maintained, day cab, recent D.O.T. - 1995 36’ Fab-Tec semi hopper trailer, elec. openers, new tires - 1994 Fruehoff 25’ tilt deck 30 ton trailer, air brakes, tandem duals, pintle or semi hitch - 1998 Freightliner Century semi tractor, 60 Series 500 Detroit, (85,000 on new motor) locker rear end, 3:73 gears, excellent truck - 1961 Ford flatbed truck, w/3,500 tank - 1968 flatbed semitrailer - 34’ American hopper bottom semi trailer - 53’ De-Tach lowboy heavy equipment tri-axle semitrailer - ‘79 Ford LT9 tandem twin screw grain truck, good diesel engine, good truck • COMBINES AND HEADERS - 30’ JD 930 Flex head w/finger reel & air bar - JD 843 corn head, low tin, oil drive - 1992 1680 Case IH Combine, 2,500 sep. hrs. - 1992 JD 9600 combine, highly maintained, 3,854 hrs - 1993 JD 9600 combine, highly maintained, 4731 hrs. - 7720 JD combine - (2) JD 930 ridged heads - 20’ JD 220 header with 19’ Sund - 30’ Case IH 1010 Rigid head on trailer - 1995 1083 Case IH corn head - 925 JD flex head w/finger reel - JD Model 853 8 row all crop - (2) JD pick-up heads, 912 & 914 - 30’ JD Model 930 flex head - 24’ JD Model 224 flex w/finger reel - (2) JD Model 853 A all crop - 1978 IHC 1480 combine, 300 hrs on engine - 25’ 925 JD flex head w/finger reel • SWATHERS - 25’ MacDon p-t w/finger reel, keer sheer - 30’ MacDon p-t - JD 30’ p-t - 30’ IHC Model 6000 s-p, finger reel, factory cab w/AC and heat - (2) 400 Versatile s-p, 20’, 18’, both shedded - (2) 30’ Case IH 8230 p-t, shedded - 400 Versatile sp, new guards & sickle - 20’ Versatile 4400 s-p, factory cab w/AC, decent shape - Case IH 8220 25’ p-t, finger reel, shedded - 25’ Case IH 8220 pull type swather w/finger reel - JD Model 590 25‚’pull type 1 swather w/bat reel, very nice - Case IH 8220, 25’ swather w/finger reel & Keer Sheer end cutter, nice shape • TILLAGE AND PLANTING - 2000 Morris Maxim air drill, 39’, front castors, 10” spacing with harrow, 4 ⁄2” rubber press, bean & small grain manifolds, comes with 2000 7300 Morris ADR cart, mechanical drive, 30.5 x32 tires, tow between - 32’ Concord air seeder, 12” space, tow behind model 1800 cart - 2002 Brant 70’ Contour Commander heavy harrow, 5/8x28” tines - 40’ Concord air seeder, 4010 1 tool w/10” space, 230 tank - 41’ 777 JD air seeder, 1060 seeding tool, decent shape - Concord 3212 air seeder w/2000 grain tank - 45’ Case IH Model 8500 air drill, works well - 60’ Summers heavy harrow, ⁄2” teeth, good cond. - 47’ Model 4400 Wilrich chisel w/NH3, Summers harrows - 45’ Case IH Model 4600 field cult, double fold, w/3 bar Case IH harrows - JD Model 331 30’ tandem disk - JD 8 bottom auto reset plow - 41’ JD Model 610 chisel plow, 3 bar harrows - Krause disk, approx 26’, new gang bearings - 24’ JD 1600 chisel, NH3, 3 bar Summers - 45’ WilRich field cult, Degelman harrows - 30’ WilRich field cult with harrows - 42’ JD field cult with harrows - Set steel packer wheels for 45‚’Flex - 41’ Saturn chisel - 53’ Herman harrow - IHC 55 36’ chisel w/harrows - 42’ Flexicoil chisel w/4 bar Degelman - JD 35’ chisel w/3 bar harrows - 60’ Melroe harrow - 67’ Herman harrow - 33’ Saturn chisel w/good Summers harrows - 42’ WilRich field cult w/harrows - ‘55 JD Model 1060 field cult., 3 bar harrows • ROW CROP EQUIPMENT - JD Model 7200 planter, dry fert, 250 monitor, has 3 sets disks, soy beans, edibles & corn - IHC Model 400 8x30” Cyclo planter with all drums - JD 856 12 row 30” stiff shank cult., folding wings - 8 row IHC Cyclo planter - 6 row 30” Harriston Picket one step bean lifter - 16’ row Kinze row crop planter • SPRAYERS - 1999 90’ Red ball high wheel sprayer, 1350 gal poly tank, 100 gal rinse tank, 3 way nozzles, 20.8 42 tires - 90’ Flexicoil Model 65 sprayer, good - Horvick 8x30” 3 pt band sprayer - NYB 3 pt 66’ sprayer, 400 gallon tank, pump, control - 60’ Summers pick up sprayer w/Honda - Sprayer for ATV, for CRP - 1985 30’ Summers sprayer with 100 gal tank, gas engine - 80’ Herman sprayer, 500 gallon poly tank, new Honda engine & pump, good unit - 120’ Schaben 8650 high wheel sprayer, 46” tires, adj. axles, 1650 gal tank, 120 gal rinse tank, mixing cone, hyd. fold w/auto height control, Raven rate controller, used only two seasons - 90’ Schaben 8500 high wheel sprayer, 46” tires w/adj. axles, 1500 gal tank, 100 gal rinse tank T-Jet 854 rate controller, hyd. fold - Flexicoil Model 65 90’ sprayer, auto rate - 90’ Summers 3 pt sprayer - 80’ Summers 3 pt sprayer - 120’ Summers pull type sprayer - 66’ Summers 3 pt sprayer, triple nozzles - 66’ Brittonia 3 pt sprayer, complete, good - 1999 Summers 90’ ultimate high wheel sprayer, 1000 gal tank • VEHICLES & SERVICE TRUCKS - 1985 Chev K-10 4WD pickup - 2005 1-ton Ford Lariat Diesel F-350 pickup, 84,000 miles, reg cab. Black, diesel - 1983 Chev 1-ton. dually, 6.2 diesel, flat bed - 1984 Chev 4WD 1-ton dually, 454 V8, service body, 9,424 actual miles - 1988 Ford F-450 diesel service truck w/brand 3new Miller Bobcat welder (75 hrs) and gas engine air compressor 1- 1999 Ford 4WD reg. cab long box pickup, runs good - 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel 4 door car, 35-50 MGP, 115,000 miles - 1985 Ford ⁄4 4x4, diesel, extended cab, long box, automatic - 1982 Dodge ⁄2 ton, reg. cab, long box, 4WD 318, 4 speed, manual • HAYING AND LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT - Vermeer Model R 23 twin V rake, excellent for beans or hay, variable speed, 3 pt or draw bar mount, used little, nice unit - 2007 Tonutti V-14 wheel rake - Livestock scale - 1990 16’ Hesston 1170 hydro swing - 3940 JD 2 row 30” chopper - IHC 3650 round baler - 8 wheel H & S rake - New Holland 6641round baler, bale command, new belts, new pickup head, well maintained, shedded - (2) JD sickle mowers, Model 450’s - Gehl grinder mixer - IHC round baler - JD 2000 Model 556 round baler, excellent - 24’x12 ⁄2’ Farmhand stack mover - New Holland 855 round baler - Pierson cattle chute - 275 gallon 15’ Rubber water tank - 3650 Case round baler - 565 T Hesston round baler - ‘03 NH BR780 baler, wide pickup, good cond.• TRAILERS AND GRAIN CARTS -Several 30’ header trailers - Heavy duty SSR combine 1 trailer - 170 bu. gravity box on running gear - Small 2 wheel cattle trailer - 20’ Sooner stock trailer - 1986 S&S 6x16 bumper stock trailer, new floor - 1988 DN 22’ goose neck stock trailer - 1992 Keifer 18’x6 ⁄2’ gooseneck stock trailer - A and L 700 bu. PTO grain cart - Gooseneck stock trailer, tandem axle - JD Donahue style trailer, good planks - (2) Factory built header trailers - 2004 20’ PJ flatbed car trailer w/(2) 7,000 # axles 20’ Bobcats pup trailer • BELT CONVEYORS, GRAIN VACS AND OTHER GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT - 2010 Brant 110’ x 20 belt grain conveyor, end drive PTO, stainless steel adjustments bolts, wind guards 2002 1 Brant 85’ x 15 belt grain conveyor, side drive PTO wind guard - 2010 Brant drive over deck, hyd. drive kit, ramp extensions, long tube option, 20” belt, wind guards, hyd. orbit motor - 35’ Convey-All conveyor w/7 ⁄2 hp 220 elec - 2002 Model 4500 Brandt grain vac w/tubes and attachments - Rem Model 2100 grain vac, good hoses, etc. - 10” Wheatheart jump auger -(4) Kwik Kleen’s 220 elec - Many excellent grain augers, from large to small - 2007 Batco Drive-Over conveyor - Brandt 35’x10” grain auger, Honda engine - 70’x8” Hutchison grain auger • OTHER MISC. EQUIPMENT - (2) a/c reclaimers, portable units, R-12, R134, like new - 1992 EZ-ON Model 115 E loader w/grapple - 1981 Stormor Ezee-Dry grain dryer, 550 bushel batch, 3500 bu. total bin capacity - Grasshopper 721 D zero turn, diesel, 782 hrs - Prong type rock picker - Twin tank seed/fertilizer tender on trailer - Dual 325 loader - 8’ Erskine snowblower - Roll tarp for 16’ box, complete - 45’ Mandako heavy duty land roller - (3) 1,000 gal NH3 tanks - Lowry 1,500 bu. hopper bin - Mauer hopper roll tarp for Case IH 2388 - (2) 32” pallet forks - (2) 225 gal saddle tanks, mounting frame - 12’ Leon dozer to fit older Versatile tractor - Set of 14.9x46 tires on rims - Drill fills - AG Tronic 2250 gas engine generator - Concord hyd. soil probe - 2,000 Gal Pleasure Products fiberglass tank - Rock-O-Matic reel type rock picker - Portable gas engine air compressor - Allied 96” 3 pt PTO snowblower Crown reel type rock picker, ground drive - 3 pt PTO snowblower - 95 carbide tips, narrow point openers off of JD 1820 drill - Winco 15,000 watt PTO, generator on transport w/air compressor - Leon Model 600 loader w/bucket and grapple, nice shape - Heavy duty self propelled swather transport for 30’ MacDon, etc. - (2) combine rear axles for 9600 JD with like new 14.9x24 tires and rims - JD 5’ pull behind flair mower - 3 Pt arms for 8850 JD tractor - Large 3 pt quick hitch • FERTILIZER SPREADERS - 70’ Model 1903 7 ton Ag Chem dry fertilizer spreader, 4 separate hoppers, 350 Cummins w/500 hrs on major - 1985 1603 Terrogator, Cummins, air delivery box, 60’ booms, good condition - Concord Model 2400 air drill tank for fert. w/controls • RECREATION EQUIPMENT - Arctic Cat 650 four wheeler - 1995 32’ Cobra motor home, diesel pusher, super clean, 85,000 miles • NEW SKIDSTEER ATTACHMENTS - Lowe Hyd Auger 1650ch w/12”&18” w/skid steer quick attach - Lowe hyd auger 750ch w/9”&12” w/skid steer quick attach - Stout Brush Grapple 66 w/skid steer quick attach - Stout Brush Grapple XHD84 w/skid steer quick attach - Stout Rock Bucket Grapple HD72 w/skid steer quick attach - Stout Material Bucket 84 w/double cut-edge w/skid steer quick attach - Stout Regular Weld-on Skid Steer Plate - Stout Regular Weld-on Skid Steer Plate - Stout Walk-Through Pallet Forks, 48” w/skid steer quick attach - Stout Standard Pallet Forks, 48” w/skid steer quick attach - Pallet Forks, 48” w/skid steer quick attach. MUCH MUCH MORE, WATCH FOR UPDATES


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USED EQUIPMENT DRYERS

Farm Fans CF 150, 1 phase, LP gas Farm Fans AB-8 LS, 1 phase, LP gas Farm Fans CF 225, 1 phase, LP gas Farm Fans AB-120, 1 phase, LP gas Farm Fans CF/SA 510, 1 phase, LP gas Super B SD-500 VQ, 1 phase, LP gas Super B SE-500 V, 1 phase, LP gas Super B SD-375 VQ, 1 phase, LP gas

SPRAYERS

Kuker 1000 gal. pull-type, 60’ hyd. fold boom Ag Chem 1000 gal., pull-type, 60’ hyd. fold boom Blumhardt 750 gal., pull-type w/60’ boom Century 750 gal., pull-type w/60’ boom

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Harms Mfg. Land Rollers, Rock picker (Westgo) with FOR SALE: '64 IH Farmall brand new, 16', $7,200; 32', 706 gas, new clutch & new hydraulic cylinders, $850. $16,500; 42', $19,500. Any torque amplifier, 2pt hitch, 515-852-4241 size available. (715)296-2162 good paint, runs good, tires We buy fair; '55 Super 77 Oliver, Salvage Equipment good paint, also runs good. Krause Landsmen 6200 45' Parts Available 507-642-8391 soil finisher, $39,000. (715) Hammell Equip., Inc. 556-9090 or (715)632-2319 (507)867-4910 FOR SALE: '64 JD 3020 dsl WF, good cond, new motor, MACHINERY FOR SALE: Wilrich 3400 27' 8 wheel gray new clutch 400 hrs ago, askshanks 2006, only used 3 IH 584 WF utility tractor, ing $10,250; '05 JD 624J yrs. Small farm - new cond. 60hp. Miller 6RN, high fenders, asking $100. JD Agco 445 11x chisel 3 DMI, clearance cult, always been sidehill combine levelling late model. (715) 676-2330 shedded. (2) 3,000 gal liq box, $700. 651-278-5778 manure tankers, one Bad- Woods Dixie cutter weed & ger, one AOSmith. All mabrush chopper, 5' 3pt. FOR SALE: '66 JD 4020, dsl, chinery priced to sell. Eau mount, $750. 515-852-4241 PS, 18.4x34 w/ duals w/ K-5 Galle. (715)495-1984 Koyker ldr, good cond, 036 $11,900/OBO. 320-848-2453 Model 4000 Mechanical Tractors brand transplanter, 3 row, '08 JD 8330 MFWD, 480R50 FOR SALE: '72 Oliver 1755, padded seats, optional plug rear tires w/duals, Auto6300 hrs, 40 hrs on OH, all carousel extra timing Trac ready, 6000 hrs., 60 new rubber, cab, quick gears, mounted on 3pt tool GPM hyd. pump, Active hitch, 540/1000 PTO, 2nd bar. Very good cond, ready seat, buddy seat, 4 SCV's, owner, original, always into work, $5,500. 715-213-0770 frt wgts, exc. cond., $115K side, $9,800. 507-213-0600 OBO. 507-789-6049 NARROW TIRES: 320/90R50 Goodyear tires on JD '92 Case IH 1680, 4530 hrs, FOR SALE: '75 JD 4230, CAH, R-34 AC, 2 SCV's, 7000/8000/55 series inner 400 hrs on new engine, field QH, new Firestone 18.4x38 rims & 10 bolt 2 piece dual tracker, $39,500. 712-790SAT's, clamp on duals, rims, inner tires new; 26698 shows 4959 hrs., very clean, 320/90R34 fronts on JD $15,900. 715-926-4564 1954 AC WD45 WF w/loader. rims. 507-789-6049 Tires 90%. Conv. to 12v. FOR SALE: '81 JD 4440, 5943 NH 355 Feed Mill, long $3,000/OBO. 515-408-7960 act hrs, QR, 18.4 x 38 w/ 10 auger, very good condition. 1956 IH Super WDR-9 tracbolt hub duals, 1100x16 frt $4,950. (715)495-0873 tor, good cond, low productires, frt wgts, new style tion number, $4,600. 712-288steps & mirrors, 3 SCVs, NH 570 baler w/thrower, 4 6442 original, always shedded, kicker rack bale wagons, exc cond. $26,500. Call 32016A JD green chopper, Sun- Cat 85D, 30" tracks, field 468-6516 or 320-360-9106 set 400 gal. bulk tank, 45 ready. (608)427-3688 stall, 2'' pipe line, 2 hayFOR SALE: '48 Oliver old FOR SALE: '94 Agco Allis mow conveyors 40' & 80' style 88, gas, row crop 9690, MFWD, 190HP tractor long, Bale elevator on w/cast WF, runs good; also, w/ 14.9x46 duals, 4541 hrs, transport, NH 40 rural feed have 88 gas w/hydraulics & 1000PTO, 18spd PS, 3pt w/ blower, 14' & 16' Hanson WF, runs good; 77 dsl row quick hitch, 3 hyds, excelsilo unloaders, 14 x 50 Stave crop in running order. 218lent condition. 218-745-5048 Silo, Group calf hutch. 564-4273 or 218-639-0315 or 701-215-3844 (715)748-2907

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JOHN DEERE TRACTORS '12 JD 7215R, IVT, warr., duals, 735 hrs. $151,500; '11 JD 7200R, PQ+ transm,. 1157 hrs., warr., duals, $134,000; 10 JD 8225R, 4575 hrs, 6 new tires, $131,000; '11 JD 8235R, coming in. Call with any questions. 507227-0259

Sonstegard Cattle Co LLC SONSTEGARD; C/ 9TH ANNUAL BULL SALE; 4X5; Black; 1211358

9th Annual Bull Sale

April 13th, 1:00 p.m. (CT) • Montevideo, MN SELLING: 55 Top Quality Yearlings and 12 Stout 2 yr. old Bulls

Offering bulls bred for calving ease, maternal, performance and carcass! All Bulls will have a carcass ultrasound, fertility test, and performance test. Take advantage of a family operation that has over 35 Years of Red Angus breeding experience.

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AUGERS

Batco Model 1335 TD conveyor Westfield MK 13071, GLP auger Westfield 10”x61’, EMD Westfield MK 13061, GLP Westfield 10”x61’, PTO Westfield 6”x56’ w/5 hp. motor Westfield 13”x71’, PTO Westfield 8”x61’, EMD Westfield 10”x41’, EMD

PRO EQUIPMENT SALES 2630 West Lincoln • Olivia, MN 56277 320-523-5050

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FOR SALE: '97 JD 8200 FOR SALE: IH Super WD-6, MFD, w/ 8300 hrs, 130 hrs channel frame, strong enon new engine, new radiagine, $4,500. 712-288-6442 tor & new a/c system, new front tires, rear tires JD 8630, 1,000 hrs. on 50 series motor, 20.8 tires & du18.4x46 at 40-50% w/ duals als, 85%, cold air, just ser40-50%. Call for more deviced, PTO, triple hyds, tails. 712-330-4395 $18,500. Price reduced to FOR SALE: 1963 MM G-705 $16,500. (715)495-0873 tractor, LP gas, very good, McCormick TTX210 MFWD, $3,800. 712-288-6442 836 hrs, 540 & 1000 PTO, duFOR SALE: 933 dsl tractor, als, wgts, Estate tractor, 3pt, also WD45 gas tractor. $97,500. 608-792-8051 320-594-2763 NEW AND USED TRACTOR FOR SALE: CIH 9230, row PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, crop special, 3pt, PTO, 50% 55, 50 Series & newer tracrubber, higher hours, well tors, AC-all models, Large maintained, good shape, Inventory, We ship! Mark $42,500. 507-327-0858 Heitman Tractor Salvage 715-673-4829 FOR SALE: IH 3488 hydro, 5178 hours, $23,500. 320-987Specializing in most AC 3177 used tractor parts for FOR SALE: JD 2510 diesel, sale. Now parting out synchro, JD wide front, WD, 190XT, #200 & D-17 dual hyd., roll bar, tractors. Rosenberg w/canopy, exc. cond. 320Tractor Salvage 632-3995 507-848-6379 or 507-236-8726 JD 2355, cab, new AC, 6,000 hrs., w/JD 175 ldr. & forks, Tractor for home swap want to trade your choice of 3 great condition, $15,900; IH homes in Perham, MN. for 826 dsl, 3 pt., good eng., newer 140-160hp FWA JD torgue & tin work, $8,250 tractor w or w/o loader OBO, consider trade. 320with low hrs. (218) 640-3795 543-3523 Harvesting Equip

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FOR SALE: '92 Bidwell 666 combine w/8 bar Pickett header. 218-849-7601 FOR SALE: '97 2188 AFX rotor 2WD, 3760 eng hrs, 2430 sep hrs, '01 1020 bean head, Crary air reel. All exc, one owner. $80,000/pkg/OBO. 507-227-2874 Planting Equip

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'91 White 5100 12R planter, low acres, 3000 monitor, must sell, $7,200/OBO. Call Noon-2pm. 515-890-2680 10 lids for 1.6 bu. JD planter box, hook in the middle; 10 monitor sensor adaptors, weather pack to Cannon sure seal harness (A3WPHSSS); Johnson sickle servicer, long handle; 4 Cooper Discover ATR M+S 235/85R16 tires. (2) Precision finger units for JD planter; (8) bullseye seed tubes for JD 7000 planter. 507-317-2588 12' JD grain drill w/grass seed attach., 7” spacings, low rubber. 507-764-3609 6122 12 row White planter 30” rows Great condition White planter 12row vertical fold. Shed stored & well maintained. (952) 465-7492

Reg#1521727 • Powerful outcross growth bulls like this sell!

Reg#1521803 • Several calving ease bulls like this sell!

CIH 800 planter, w/ DJ Feedmaster 12R30", vertical fold, $4,800/OBO. 515-3878707 or 515-864-8098 CIH 900 planter, 8R30”, pulltype, liq fert, insect, 1,000 RPM pump, Early Riser mon., exc. cond., $4,500. 507-276-8345 or 507-834-6409

Reg#1521637 • 3 Full ET brothers like this sell!

Offering Free Delivery within 400 miles! Yardage until delivery for free! Plus a one breeding season Guarantee!

Reg#1521687 • Eye appealing spread bulls like this sell!

Contact us for more info or a Sale Catalog

Gary, Elaine, Tory, and Tyler Sonstegard • Phone: 320-226-2340 - 320-291-9384 Email: tjsonstegard@3scc.net • New Website: www.3scc.net Check out our Website for a complete bull list. Look for our catalog online in mid-March and videos of the bulls near the end of March.

FOR SALE: '01 JD 1760, 12x30 finger pu, row cleaners, in-row liq. fert. w/2x2 openers avail., 1.6 & 3.0 boxes, precision corn & radial SD meters, herb/insect boxes, HD down force springs, 2 Redball-1 for fert & 1 for herb, 1600A. on seed opener discs. 507-3TWO7SIX9SIX9


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‘03 JD 9420, PS, 710/70R42 duals, 4400 hrs. ....................................................................$125,000 ‘08 JD 8130 MFWD, power shift, 390/90R50 duals, 540/1000 PTO, 4 remotes, 60 GPM hyd pump, front wgts, 3450 hrs,............................................$115,000 ‘11 NH T9.560 tractor, 710/70R42 Michelin duals, high capacity hydraulic pump, auto steer, 310 hrs., warranty ......................................................$227,500 ‘10 JD 9530T, 36” tracks, wgts., wide swing drawbar, 2530 hrs. ......................................$185,000 ‘06 JD 8430T, power shift, narrow stance, 25” tracks, wgts, 6200 hrs. ..............................................$95,000 ‘06 JD 7720 MFWD, 20 spd power quad transmission w/left hand reverser, 420/80R46 singles, 3 remotes, 746 self-leveling loader w/grapple fork, ` 5400 hrs ........................................................$82,000 ‘11 NH T8.275, MFWD, 480/80R50 duals, 340 hrs., warranty ......................................$135,000 ‘07 CIH Puma 180, MFWD, PS, 14.9R46 singles, 3800 hrs.........................................................$63,500 ‘09 JD 9770 combine, Contour Master, 20.8R42 duals, 1060 sep. hours ................................$152,500 ‘08 JD 9670 combine, 20.8R38 duals, Contour Master, 1137 sep. hrs. ................................$149,500 ‘08 JD 612C non-chopping 12x30 cornhead..$47,000 ‘11 JD 635F flexible platform, unused, shedded ......................................................................$36,500 ‘08 JD 512, 9-shank, 22’6” folding disk ripper ......................................................................$26,000 ‘11 JD 328 small square baler, no thrower ....$13,500 ‘08 JD 338 small square baler, no thrower ....$11,500

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ROW CROP TRACTORS ‘11 JD 9430, 1100 hrs., 3 pt., 39 1000 PTO, 620x42 tires & duals ‘12 CIH Magnum 290, MFWD, ..................................$229,000 590 hrs., , 3 pt., hyd. valves, ‘10 JD 9630T, 955 hrs., 30” 540/1000 PTO, luxury cab, 19 tracks, front wgts., 4 hyd. hyd. pump, 380x50 tires & ..................................$237,000 duals, front duals ......$178,000 ‘02 CIH STX325, 5924 hrs., ‘04 Buhler Versatile 2210, MFWD, 4081 hrs., 18-spd. PS, 3 pt. hitch, 4 hyd., 18.4x46 tires Super Steer, 4 hyd., 1000 PTO, & duals, power shift ....$88,000 ‘03 NH 425, 3750 hrs., 24-spd. 20.8x42 tires & duals, also front duals & wgts. ......$75,000 trans., 710x38 tires & duals, ‘94 NH 8770, MFWD, 5242 hrs., 4 hyd...........................$122,000 3 pt., 1000 PTO, 14.9x46 tires COMBINES & duals, 4 hyd. ............$55,000 ‘08 JD 9770, 1380 eng./938 sep. ‘02 NH TN75, MFWD, 3015 hrs., hrs., 4x4, HID lights, Contour open station, 3 pt., 540 PTO, Master w/hi-torque variable 3 hyd. w/NH 32LA loader spd., chopper, 1250/45/32 w/joystick control, 16.9x30 tires ............................$162,500 tires ..............................$20,000 ‘10 JD 9770, 917 eng./704 sep. ‘94 JD 7800, 2WD, 9760 hrs., hrs., Contour Master, Pro-drive PS, 3 hyd., 540/1000 PTO, trans., HID lights, hi-torque 14.9x46 tires & duals ..$39,000 variable spd., 20.8x42 duals, ‘94 JD 7800, 2WD, 8500 hrs., chopper ......................$185,000 PS, ........540/1000 PTO, 3 hyd., ‘98 JD 9610, 3578 eng./2379 18.4x42 tires & duals ..$41,000 sep. hrs., chopper, 20.8x42 ‘09 JD 6430 Premium, 2WD, duals, bin ext. ..............$55,000 1660 hrs., 16-spd., 3 pt. ‘09 CIH 7120, 905 eng./711 sep. ....................................$48,000 hrs., tracker, chopper, rock trap, ‘12 CIH Magnum 260, MFWD, Pro 600 w/yield, moisture & 525 hrs., Deluxe cab, auto mapping, 520x42 tires steer, 4 hyd., 540/1000 PTO, & duals ......................$175,000 3 pt., 420x46 tires & duals ‘09 CIH 7120, 1065 eng./816 ..................................$159,000 sep. hrs., Leather seat, tracker, ‘07 CIH Magnum 245, 3250 chopper, rock trap, Pro 600 hrs., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, w/yield, moisture & mapping, 4 hyd., 420x46 tires, 18.4x42” 20.8x42 tires & duals $175,000 duals ..........................$107,000 ‘09 CIH 7088, 748 eng./1007 4WD & TRACK TRACTORS sep. hrs., 4x4, tracker, chopper, rock trap, power bin ext., ‘12 JD 9510R, 1288 hrs., 18.4x42 duals ............$165,000 710x42 tires & duals, power ‘94 CIH 1688, 3734 eng. hrs., shift, 5 hyds., front & rear rock trap, chopper, bin ext., wgts. ..........................$235,000 30.5x32 tires ................$30,000 ‘12 JD 9510R, 550 hrs., 520x46 triple tires, 5 hyd., HID lights, ‘87 CIH 1640, 3468 hrs., rock trap, auto header, 24.5x32 Auto-Steer w/Starfire receiver ......................$262,500 tires ..............................$23,000 ‘12 JD 9410R, 225 hrs., 620x46 Check Out Our Large tires & duals, power shift, On-line Inventory of 5 hyds., warranty ........$227,000 Trucks, Semis & ‘12 CIH 500 Quad Trak, 1875 Industrial Equipment hrs., 30” tracks, 4 hyd., Luxury cab..............................$245,000 @ www.larsonimplements.com


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‘12 JD 2210, 58.5’ ‘12 JD 4730, 520 hrs., ......................................$69,900 90’ boom ....................$209,700

4WD TRACTORS

(O)’12 JD 9560R, 400 hrs., IF tires ..................................$319,900 (O)’12 JD 9560R, 400 hrs., Ext. Warranty ........................$312,500 (O)’12 JD 9650R, 400 hrs., Lease Return ......................$312,500 (O)’12 JD 9650R, 400 hrs., Lease Return ........................$312,500 (O)’12 JD 9510R, 400 hrs., Lease Return ........................$289,900 (B)’08 JD 9630, 572 hrs. ..................................................$269,900 (O)’06 JD 9320, 2002 hrs., PS ..........................................$169,500 (B)’04 JD 9120, 2140 hrs., PS ..........................................$129,900 (B)’04 NH 9682, 4039 hrs. ..................................................$84,900 (H)’96 JD 8870, 4871 hrs. ..................................................$72,500

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1999 Case IH 955 planter. Front fold, 12/23 row, $26,000. (608)778-6600 FOR SALE: '95 JD 7200 planter, 8R30”, liq fert, 150 monitor, shedded, in nice cond. $12,900. 507-456-4119 FOR SALE: 12 Yetter fertilizer disc openers Off of a JD 7200 planter $125 per disc. Phone 507-327-8431 (507) 553-6218

‘07 JD 1770NT, CCS, 24R30” ....................................$144,900

TRACK TRACTORS

(O)’10 JD 9630T, 1650 hrs. ..............................................$287,500 (O)’09 JD 9630T, 1720 hrs. ..............................................$283,000 (O)’12 JD 8335RT, 595 hrs., IVT, 18” tracks ....................$269,900 (H)’11 JD 8335RT, 880 hrs., IVT ......................................$258,900 (B)CIH 535 Quadtrac, 2262 hrs. ......................................$249,500 (O)’12 JD 8310RT, 205 hrs, ext. warranty ........................$246,900 (O)’05 JD 9320T, 3500 hrs., PTO......................................$184,900 (O)’06 JD 9520T, 3504 hrs., Auto Trac ready....................$159,900 (B)’03 JD 9320T, 4545 hrs., 36” tracks ............................$139,900 (O)’01 JD 9400T, 3100 hrs., 3 pt.......................................$129,900

ROW CROP TRACTORS

(B)’10 JD 8345R, 1732 hrs., IVT, triples............................$239,900 (H)’04 JD 8420, 4750 hrs., front duals ..............................$134,900 (B)’12 JD 7330, 500 hrs., auto quad ................................$110,900 (O)’94 JD 7700, 5295 hrs., PS ............................................$56,000 (O)’07 JD 5325, 320 hrs., loader, os ..................................$36,900 (H)’07 JD 5325, 362 hrs., loader, MFWD............................$35,900 (H)’81 JD 2940, 7000 hrs, loader ........................................$16,900 (B)’77 JD 2440, 5800 hrs., loader ........................................$9,500

COMBINES

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(O) Owatonna, MN • 3555 SW 18th St.

Planting Equip

(B)’12 JD S680, PRWD ....................................................$369,900 (O)’12 JD S680, 511 hrs., Extended Warranty..................$345,000 (H)’12 JD S680, 232 sep. hrs. ..........................................$339,900 (H)’12 JD S680, 246 sep hrs ............................................$329,900 (B)’11 JD 9870, 511 sep. hrs., PRWD, 800/70R38 ..........$309,900 (O)’12 JD S560, 231 sep. hrs., 2630 display ....................$305,900 (O)’10 JD 9870, 671 sep. hrs., PRWD ..............................$299,000 (O)’11 JD 9870, 700 sep. hrs., PRWD ..............................$294,900 (O)’12 JD S670, 336 sep. hrs., ext. warranty....................$289,900 (B)’10 JD 9770, 328 sep. hrs., PRWD ..............................$275,000 (B)’09 JD 8970, 814 sep. hrs., PRWD ..............................$249,900 (B)’09 JD 9770, 945 sep. hrs., PRWD ..............................$239,900 (B)’08 JD 9870, 1068 sep. hrs., PRWD ............................$210,900 (B)’10 Gleaner A76, 382 sep. hrs. ....................................$199,900 (O)’06 JD 9760, 1918 sep. hrs., duals ..............................$179,900 (B)’06 JD 9760, 1661 sep hrs., PRWD ............................$169,900 (H)’06 JD 9760, 1500 sep. hrs., 20.8x42’s........................$167,500 (O)’06 JD 9760, 1363 sep. hrs., duals ..............................$162,900 (O)’04 JD 9760, 1192 hrs. PRWD ....................................$159,900 (H)’03 JD 9660, 1547 sep. hrs., duals ..............................$133,500 (O)’03 JD 9650, 1740 sep. hrs., duals ..............................$114,900 (O)’00 JD 9650STS, 1567 sep. hrs., 30.5x32’s ..................$99,900 (B)’02 JD 9750STS, 2270 sep. hrs., PRWD ......................$95,900 (B)’98 CIH 2388, 2750 sep., hrs., duals..............................$75,900

(H)’98 JD 9510, 1930 sep. hrs., duals ................................$75,000 (H)’99 JD 9510, 2751 hrs., duals ........................................$69,500 (H)JD 9500, 2812 hrs. ........................................................$49,900 (B)’82 JD 6620SH, side hill, 3231 hrs. ................................$20,900 (B)’82 JD 8820, 5571 hrs., duals ........................................$13,900 (B)’80 JD 7720, 5000 hrs. ..................................................$12,900 (H)’79 JD 7720 ....................................................................$11,900 (O)’81 JD 7720, 3927 hrs. ..................................................$10,500

PLANTERS/SEEDERS

(B)’07 JD 1770NT, 24R30”, CCS ......................................$144,900 (O)’08 Case IH 1250, 24R30”, CCS..................................$126,900 (H)’04 JD 1890 CCS, 40’10” spacing ..................................$69,500 (H)’02 Kinze 3600, 16R30”, liq. fert.....................................$58,500 (O)’97 JD 1770, 16R30”, liq. fert. ........................................$49,500 (H)’03 JD 1590, 10” spacing, no-till ....................................$45,900 (O)’00 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ........................................$42,500 (O)’00 Kinze 3140, 16R30”, stack fold ................................$39,900 (O)’99 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ........................................$42,500 (O)’92 JD 7200, 16R30” ......................................................$32,000 (H)JD 520, 20’, 10” spacing ..................................................$2,950 (B)JD 7100, 12R30” ..............................................................$2,900

SPRING TILLAGE

‘11 JD 4830, 928 hrs., 100’ SS boom ............$215,500

(O)’07 JD 4930, 3093 hrs., dry box ..................................$200,000 (O)’09 JD 4830, 1818 hrs., 100’ boom ..............................$189,500 (O)’09 JD 4830, 2400 hrs, 100’ boom ..............................$185,000 (O)’09 JD 4730, 1050 hrs., 90’ boom ................................$185,900 (O)’10 AgChem 1184, 1350 hrs., 90’ boom ......................$174,900 (O)’08 Miller Nitro 4240, 1810 hrs., 90’ boom ..................$162,500 (B)’05 JD 4720, 2227 hrs, 90’ boom ................................$139,900 (O)’05 JD 4720, 3720 hrs., 80’ boom ................................$129,500 (O)’04 JD 4710, 1375 hrs, 90; boom ................................$119,900 (O)’04 JD 4710, 2000 hrs., 90’ boom ................................$115,000 (O)’05 Ag Chem 1064, 1835 hrs., 80’ boom......................$114,500 (O)’01 JD 4710, 2400 hrs., 90’ boom ................................$109,900 (O)’99 JD 4700, 2940 hrs., 90’ boom ..................................$87,900 (O)’02 CIH SPX3200, 2946 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$77,750 (O)’97 Willmar 8400, 3221 hrs., 120’ boom ........................$71,900 (O)’08 Ford F550, 10,000 miles, 80’ truck boom ................$65,500 (O)’03 Willmar 8650 Eagle, 3326 hrs., 90’ boom ................$61,500 (O)’98 Ag Chem 854, 4393 hrs., 80’ boom ........................$53,900 (O)’98 Patriot 150, 2100 hrs. ..............................................$48,000 (O)’96 Ag Chem 544, 2103 hrs., 80’ boom ........................$48,000

FALL TILLAGE

(B)’12 JD 3710, 10-bottom ..................................................$57,900 (O)’11 JD 3710, 10-bottom ..................................................$52,500 (H)’12 JD 512, 9-shank ......................................................$51,900 (H)’10 JD 3710, 10-bottom ..................................................$44,900 (H)’12 JD 2700, 7-shank ....................................................$39,900 (H)’11 JD 3710, 8-bottom ....................................................$38,500 (O)’11 JD 2700, 7-shank, 30” ..............................................$37,900 (H)’02 JD 2400, 24’ chisel plow ..........................................$26,900 (B)’04 JD 512, 5-shank........................................................$20,900 (O)’03 JD 2700, 9-shank ....................................................$20,900 (H)DMI 530, 5-shank ..........................................................$19,500 (O)’98 JD 510 ripper, 7-shank ............................................$13,900 (H)M&W 1465, 7-shank, 24” spacing ....................................$7,950 (B)IH 710, 4-bottom..................................................................$995

(B)’12 JD 2210, 58.5’ ..........................................................$69,900 (O)’09 JD 2210, 64.5’ ..........................................................$63,900 (O)’08 JD 2210, 55.5’ ..........................................................$57,500 (H)’97 JD 985, 48.5’ ............................................................$24,000 *(B)’02 JD 980, 32.5’ ..........................................................$22,900 (O)’96 JD 980, 44.5’ ............................................................$21,900 (O)’98 JD 980, 44.5’ ............................................................$21,900 (O)’97 JD 980, 43.5’ ............................................................$20,900 (B)’96 JD 980, 36.5’, spike harrow ......................................$18,900 (H)’98 JD 980, 36.5’ ............................................................$17,900 *(H)’97 JD 980, 29.5’ ..........................................................$15,900 (B)’09 JD 200, 37’, rolling basket ........................................$15,900 (O)’94 JD 980, 30.5’ ............................................................$10,900 (B)CIH 4900, 44.5’ ................................................................$9,900 GATORS/UTILITY VECHICLES (H)JD 960, 24.5’ ....................................................................$4,650 (B)’11 JD 825I, 4x4, EFI, 101 hrs. ......................................$11,900 (B)Hiniker 35’ ........................................................................$2,900 (B)’12 JD 885D, 4x4, diesel, 152 hrs. ................................$11,900 (B)’11 JD 625I, 4x4, EFI, 129 hrs, Camo ............................$10,500 SPRAYERS (O)’10 JD 850D, 4x4, diesel, Camo ....................................$10,250 (O)’12 JD 4940, 701 hrs., 120’ boom, injection system ....$297,750 (B)’11 JD 625I, 4x4, EFI, 227 hrs. ........................................$9,950 (O)’12 JD 4940, 489 hrs., 120’ boom ................................$292,750 (O)’09 JD 620, 4x4, EFI, 438 hrs. ........................................$9,500 (O)’12 JD 4940, 467 hrs., dry box ....................................$290,500 (B)’08 JD 620I, 4x4, EFI, 314 hrs. ........................................$8,500 (O)’11 JD 4930, 1343 hrs., 120’ boom ..............................$249,750 (H)’08 JD 850D, 4x4, diesel, 700 hrs. ..................................$8,500 (O)’11 JD 4930, 1216 hrs., 120’ boom ..............................$245,900 (B)’07 JD 620I, 4x4, EFI ........................................................$8,250 (O)’11 JD 4830, 610 hrs., 90’ boom ..................................$220,750 (O)’08 JD 620I, 4x4, EFI, 700 hrs. ........................................$7,950 (O)’11 JD 4830, 543 hrs., 90’’ boom ................................$219,900 (B)’07 JD 620I, 4x4, EFI, 922 hrs. ........................................$7,500 (O)’11 JD 4830, 926 hrs., 100’ boom ................................$215,500 (O)’06 Cub Cadet 4x4, Camo................................................$5,950 (O)’11 JD 4830, 1030 hrs., 100’ boom ..............................$211,950 (B)’05 JD 6x4, 802 hrs., hyd. lift ............................................$5,750 (O)’12 JD 4730, 800 gal., 90’ boom ..................................$210,250 (B)’04 JD HPX, 932 hrs., 4x4 ................................................$5,300 (O)’12 JD 4730, 800 gal., 90’ boom ..................................$209,900 (O)’93 JD 4x2 ........................................................................$2,950 (O)’12 JD 4730, 532 hrs., 90’ boom ..................................$209,800 (B)Polaris Explorer, winch, 4x4 ............................................$2,500 (O)’12 JD 4730, 520 hrs., 90’ boom ..................................$209,700 (O)’12 JD 4730, 490 hrs., 90’ boom ..................................$209,600 HAY EQUIPMENT (O)’12 JD 4730, 800 gal., 90’ boom ..................................$209,500 (O)’06 JD 567, surface wrap ..............................................$21,900 (O)’10 JD 4830, 934 hrs., 90’ boom ..................................$203,500 (O)’10 JD 4830, 1104 hrs., 90’ boom ................................$201,900

Your Southern Minnesota & Western Wisconsin John Deere Commercial Sprayer Center

FOR SALE: 24R Smart box system for JD CCS planter or older, $6,000/OBO. 507645-5625 or 507-649-1886 or 507-649-1888 FOR SALE: 8 Yetter row cleaners w/mounts, disk blades, $800 OBO. 507-3173396 FOR SALE: Hyd flat fold markers, to fit planter/ tool bar, or custom fit, $3,000. 712-297-7951 FOR SALE: JD 7000, 4RW corn planter, 36” rows, dry fert, insect, good cond., shedded. 763-662-2663 FOR SALE: Parts for JD 9300 drill, disks nearly new, 1 disk $12.50 or disk assembly w/seed boot & 2 disks, spring & seed hose, $25; press whls, like new rubber on whl, $25. 320-834-2846 FOR SALE: Soybean drill 20' TYE, 7 1/2” spacing, pull type, very good shape, $2,000. 952-440-6713

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6-30 TWIN Row (07)No-Til Planter (Has Finger Pick up) PLANT in Standing Stalks 3 Pt or Pull Type 850 Acres Loaded Almost New. 319-347-6138 Can Del JD 680, 15' chisel plow, Trudepth stds, $12,900; JD 3710, 6 btm, on-land plow, coulters, auto-reset, $17,500. 507-380-7863 JD 7000 4R, dry fert, monitor, bean & corn units, shedded, nice. 507-276-6957 JD 7000 front fold 12-30 planter, lf, precision units, insecticide & dawn Trash Whippers, nice shape. (507) 645-8771 JD 750 drill, 20', w/electric scale & markers, exc cond, $12,500/OBO. 712-299-1478 JD Corn Planter JD 1750 CONSERVATION 6 ROW 30 PLANTER, MAX EMERGE PLUS, PRO SHAFT DRIVE, PROMAX 40, DRY FERT w/EXT., YETTER ROW CLEANERS, KEETON FIRMERS, MONITOR. RECENT UPDATES AND RECOND. AT JD. VERY GOOD CONDITION $25,000 (320) 8150125 Tillage Equip

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24 Ft Glencoe #4500 One Pass Finisher w/ Drag Real Good. Farm King 13 x 36 PTO Auger. Bush Hog 12 Ft #2512 Cutter For Quik-Hitch Real Good. 319-347-2349 Can Deliver FOR SALE: '09 CIH Tiger Mate 200, 28' w/ rolling baskets, $36,000. 320-987-3177 days


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GREAT PLAINS/ #7548 47 ½' One Pass Finisher, Hyd on Disc Gang, Good Cond. Mandako 45 Ft Land Roller Like New. 319-347-6138 Can Deliver JD 980, 30' field cult., all new bushings & shovels, avg. paint, $11,500 OBO. 952-2402193 JD 980, 30½' w/3 bar harrow, $13,900; JD 980, 21½' w/3 bar harrow, $12,700. 507-3807863 Kent 37' field cultivator. $7,900/OBO. DMI 38' crumbler $6,900/OBO. (715)7922267 Reconditioned IH 800 9-13 bottom auto reset plows for sale. Call 507-830-2115

Front mount spray tanks, 300-400 gal. eliptical tanks w/saddles & mounting brackets, will mount on 7000/8000 series JD tractors. 507-789-6049 Wanted

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WANTED TO BUY: 20' – 30' Brillion culti-packer. 507213-9262

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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

NORTHERN AG SERVICE INC 800-205-5751

Lime Spreading

“Have you checked your soil PH lately”

WANTED: 18.4x42 duals w/ 10 bolt hubs. 507-327-7296 Wanted: Old Barns for salvage. Paying cash for the right ones. Wanted: old style horse drawn machinery. Message -(608) 624-3990

WANTED: Rock rake, any size. 320-760-6862 Sunflower 5034 field cult, 34', new tires, knock on sweeps, Feed Seed Hay 050 $16,000/OBO. 515-291-5530 Used parts for IH 720 plows, toggle/auto reset. ½ price of new or less. We ship anywhere. Call Maple Valley Farms Randy Krueger (715)250-1617

~ NEW EQUIPMENT/BIG INVENTORY ~

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

Disc chisels: JD 714 & 712, Hay for Sale: Large square Glencoe 7400; Field Cults bales. 2nd crop no rain. under 30': JD 980, small (715)647-3245 grain carts & gravity boxes HAY or STRAW FOR SALE: 300-400 bu. Finishers under Round or large square 20', clean 4 & 6R stalk chopbales alfalfa or grass hay. pers; Nice JD 215 & 216 Delivery available by semi. flex heads; JD 643 cornOse Hay Farm, Thief River heads Must be clean; JD Falls, MN. Call or text corn planters, 4-6-8 row. LeRoy at 218-689-6675 715-299-4338

for questions or prices please call

R & E Enterprises of Mankato, Inc.

1-800-388-3320

• 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 • Walco 3 pt. Mowers • Bale Baskets • SI Feeders & Bunks • (Hayhopper) Bale Feeders (Prices Lowered) • Mandako Land Rollers • E-Z Trail Wagons, Boxes & Grain Carts • Calftel Hutches & Animal Barns • R&C Poly Bale Feeders • JBM hay & grain feeders & bunks • Corral Panels & Horse Stalls • EZ-Trail Head Movers & Bale Racks • Roda Mini-Spreaders • Amish Built Oak Bunk Feeders & Bale Racks • Walco Bale Trailers • 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 ~

• NH 329 spreader, like new condition • New 10 Bale Trailers - special price • Gehl 312 Scavenger II spdr., 260 bu., very good • Meyers 225 bu. poly box spreader w/hyd. gate • ‘05 Toro Z-master Zero Turn, 72” deck, dsl, 590 hrs. • Grasshopper Zero Turn, 48” deck • 72”, 3 pt. Bush Hog roto-tiller

• Squeeze chute w/wheels • Reconditioned Smidley 7’ & 10’ Steer Stuffers & Used Smidley Hog Feeders • 25’ Skywitch Scissors lift

Wanted to Buy:

Reel-type rock picker; Rock windrower; Calf huts & Hog Feeders FARM, HOME & CONSTRUCTION

Office Location - 305 Bluff Street Hutchinson, MN 55350

320-587-2162, Ask for Larry

HAAS EQUIP., LLC

• 320-598-7604 •

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

CIH 4400 digger, 25’, 30’..................Coming IH 566 round baler ............................$8,500 JD 7000 planter row units, parts ..........$250 JD 7000, 8RN planter........................$3,500 (2) JD 750 no till drills, 15’ w/hitch $26,000 ‘96 Rogator 854 sprayer, 90’ ..........$39,000 IH 300, Nice Tires..............................$1,750 IH 756 D, cab, Nice ..........................$6,900 JD 2510, gas, WF, 3 pt., Nice ............$6,500 JD 3020, gas, WF, 3 pt. ....................$5,500 JD 4320, 5800 hrs...........................$10,500 JD 4430 Quad..................................$12,500 (2) JD 4430 Quad..............$18,500/$19,500 JD 4640 ..........................................$18,500 (2) JD 4455, PS, FWA ......$42,500/$52,500 ‘88 JD 4450, FWA ..........................$39,000 JD 4455, PS, JD 4455 Quad............$36,000 JD 4755, FWA, PS ..........................$35,000 JD 4955, FWA, PS ..........................$40,000 JD 7810, FWA, 740 loader ..............Coming JD 280 loader ....................................$6,500 JD 840 loader, JD 8000 mts. ............$9,500 (2) JD 740 loaders, Nice ......$7,500/$8,500 NEW JD 740 Legend loader ..................Call JD 260 loader, self-leveling, Nice ......$4,500 JD 741 loader, Sharp, hardly used ..$11,500

(2) JD 158, (2) JD 148 ldrs. $2,500/$4,500 (2) IH 2350 loaders ..............$3,000/$3,250 CIH 520 loader ..................................$3,750 Allied 595, (IH mts.), Sharp ..............$2,900 Farmhand F11, w/pump....................$1,500 Farmhand 1140, grapple ..................$7,500 Farmhand F358 loader, (IH mts.) ......$3,250 Miller PL-4 loader ............................$3,500 Miller M12 loader, Nice ....................$2,500 Westendorf WL-40, WL-42 ..$2,250/$3,500 New Box Scrapers, 10’/12’ ..$1,850/$1,950 New & Used Skidsteer Attachments ....Call Pallet Forks, Grapples, Rock Buckets ..Call New & Used Batco & Conveyall belt conveyors ............................................Call Bobcat T300, T320 skids ..$23,500/$32,500 CIH 8010, RWA, loaded, inspect. ..$110,000 CIH 1660, chopper, rock trap ..........$14,000 CIH 2608, 8RN chopper head..........$35,000 CIH 2208, 8RN cornhead, off 2388 $22,000 CIH 2208, 8RN cornhead, off 8010 $19,000 JD 444, 4RW cornhead ....................$1,500 (2) CIH 2020 30’/35’ flex heads..............Call IH 1020 25’/30’ flex heads......................Call Donahue 32’ trailer............................$1,750

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

All kinds of New & Used FOR SALE: All types of hay farm equipment – disc chis& straw in round bales & lg els, field cults, planters, squares, tested separately, soil finishers, cornheads, net & twine wrapped, delivfeed mills, discs, balers, ered in semi loads. Tim 320-221-2085 haybines, etc. 507-438-9782

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

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 Scale 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 – Special Prices • Lorenz Snowblowers – Special Prices • 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 • Peck Grain Augers – Big Discounts • MDS Buckets for Loaders & Skidloaders • Powder River Livestock & Horse Equipment • Tire Scrapers for Skidsteers, 6’-9’ • Hay feeders for horned animals • Jari Sickle Mowers

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FOR SALE: JD 960 field cul041 tivator, 44', field ready, Spraying Equip $4,500. 507-931-5564 '10 JD 4930, 120' boom, autoFOR SALE: JD 980 21½' cult steer, 2600 display, very w/ rolling basket/harrow, clean & rust free, farmer $15,000; Case IH 4800 22½ ' owned, $192,500 OBO. 507cult w/ 3 bar harrow, $9,000. 380-3158 Both very good condition. FOR SALE: 3000 gal vertical 507-380-7863 tank, very good condition. FOR SALE: Wil-Rich 2800 507-327-8143 field cultivator, 24' w/ 5 bar flexible harrow, adjustable FOR SALE: CIH SPX 3150 sprayer, 500 hrs, 90' boom. mounted on cultivator. 320402-893-3051 583-7360

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FOR SALE: 40' Case IH 4900 LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT field cult w/ 3 bar mulcher, WANTED: Portable digital very good shape, $4,950. livestock scale in good 507-427-3561 working condition. 507-8242316 FOR SALE: 53' Summers HD coil spring drag, very WANTED TO BUY: CIH good shape. 507-326-5861 cushion gang disc, 496 or 3900 or 3950, 20' – 30'. 320FOR SALE: 6 or 7 bottom 352-3878 trailer type plow; also 5-16 Melroe pull type plow. 320- WANTED: Buying Tractors, 594-2763 Skid Loaders, Equipment FOR SALE: 60' Flex Coil one piece or entire line or -tine drag; JD 856 12R30” Estate. Send list to: PO row crop cultivator. 507-327Box 211, Oronoco, MN 55991 6430 WANTED: Fold down markFOR SALE: Case IH 4800 ers for JD 7000, 8R30” field cultivator, good cond, planter. 320-327-2746 $8,000 OBO. 507-380-2956 WANTED: Mid 90s Gleaner FOR SALE: IH 700 high R42/R52, very low hrs w/ 6R clearance 7-18 spring auto cornhead & 20' bean head, re-set onland trailer plow, must be exc cond. 651-433solid & field ready, $5,700. 5259 evenings 715-250-1617 FOR SALE: JD 3 bottom 14” Wanted: NH 9' sickle haybine. JD 7000 or newer plow, fully mounted, good 4R30" planter. (715)821-1975 cond., shedded. 763-662-2663


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We need Certified seed oats, seed wheat, seed barley grown. Acres available, good premiums. Albert Lea Seed 1800-352-5247

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SEED CORN ONLY $89! Top quality, new production. Order early, last season we sold out! Catalog at

• 5/8” drum roller wall thickness • 42” drum diameter • 4”x8” frame tubing 1/4” thick • Auto fold FOR THE BEST DEAL ORDER NOW!

USED EQUIPMENT LARGE SELECTION OF WHEEL RAKES IN-STOCK

IH 1566, New Motor & TA, no spouts, 1000 hrs., Nice ....$13,000 CIH 8920, FWA, 3100 hrs. ..................................................$83,000 IH 966, New Motor, New TA ..............................................$13,000 CIH 7130, FWA, 3800 hrs. ..................................................$65,000 CIH 7130, FWA, 3300 hrs., 540 & 1000 hp. PTO ..............$71,000 CIH 7130 Magnum, 2WD, 5700 hrs. ..................................Coming CIH 7120, 2WD, 7500 hrs. ..................................................$49,000 IH 5088, 2WD, Nice ............................................................$19,500 CIH 5240, 2WD, 4000 hrs...................................................$42,000 IH 5288, 2WD, 4150 hrs., Nice ..........................................$23,000 CIH 7220, 2WD, 5400 hrs. ..................................................$52,000 CIH 7220 Magnum, FWA, 941 hrs., duals, Sharp..........$105,000 CIH 7110, 2WD, 3600 hrs...................................................$55,000 IH 3488, 1 hyd., 831, 5178 hrs. ..........................................$23,500 IH Farmall C, NF ..................................................................$2,200 NH 166, inverter ....................................................................$3,500 CIH Tigermate II, 28’ w/split tooth drag, Red ..................$26,500 DMI Tigermate II, 27’ ........................................................$18,000 Demco 450, box....................................................................$8,500 CIH 496 w/mulcher, 24’, cushion gang..............................$14,500 CIH 496 w/mulcher, cushion ..............................................$14,500 DMI 527 w/disk leveler ......................................................$15,000 (6) Demco 365 boxes ..................................From $5,500-$6,500 Demco used gravity boxes, all sizes available..........................Call Gehl 125 ..............................................................................$16,000 New Mandako Land Rollers in stock ........................................Call Lorean 1250 grinder w/scale, Nice ....................................$8,500 DMI Tigermate II, 27’ ........................................................$22,000 New Sitrex Rakes Available Many New & Used Rakes Available

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

USED DRYERS

10”x71’ MAYRATH SWINGAWAY 8”X57’ KEWANEE PTO

DELUX 13575, 1350 BPH MC 690, 1 Ph. BEHLEN 380, 1 Ph. HOPPER TANKS KANSUN 8-17-15 BEHLEN, 1600 bu. BEHLEN 700 USED LEGS USED AUGERS UNIVERSAL 1500 12”x71’ MAYRATH BU, 38’ SWINGAWAY BEHLEN 4000 BU, 10”x61’ MAYRATH 105’ SWINGAWAY 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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FOR SALE: Purebred polled black Salers bulls, good, sound, well balanced bulls w/good EPD's for easy calving & also some 2 yr olds. Oak Hill Farms 507642-8028 HOLSTEIN STEERS 145 @ 460 lbs; 95@ 540 lbs, dehorned, vacc, implanted, sell any number. Call evenings 320-732-6259

Indianhead Polled Hereford Assoc. Spring Opportunity Sale. 5 bulls, 22 females, Livestock 054 UWRF farm #2, River Falls, WI. Noon, April 13. FOR SALE: Purebred Black (715)781-2584 Angus bulls, calf ease & www.indianheadherefords.com good disposition; also Miller's Viewlawn Angus: Hamp & Hamp-Duroc Yearling bulls, heifers, 2 boars & gilts. 320-598-3790 year old bulls, PI neg., fertility tested, Johnes accr. Dairy 055 free, since 1903. Mable, MN 507-743-8370 FOR SALE: Reg red & black Angus replacement heifers. One beautiful polled Hereford bull for sale, approx 2 Meado-West Farms yrs, approx 1400 lbs, posi715-664-8854 tively $1,500. 715-927-4577 WANTED TO BUY! USED BULK MILK COOLER Performance tested Polled Charolais bulls. 51 years in ALL SIZES 920-867-3048 the seedstock business. WANTED TO BUY: Dairy Good selection of growthy, heifers and cows. 320-235good disposition, easy calv2664 ing, profit making Polled Charolais bulls. Complete Cattle 056 performance, carcass & fertility information. Wake20 head of polled Hereford field Farms 507-402-4640 cows & heifers, bred to registered Hereford bull, have Red & Black Angus Bulls, shots & preg. tested, due to most AI sired, weaning calve in spring; Hereford wgts 700-850 lbs., Care is inbulls; 10 polled Hereford/ cluding through May 15th in Angus cross heifers, 500 price, 1/3 down, balance lbs., open. 320-282-4846 when picked up. Meado-West Farms FOR SALE OR LEASE (715)664-8854 REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS Bulls, 2 year old & Registered Texas Longhorn breeding stock, cows, yearlings; bred heifers, heifers or roping stock, top calving ease, club calves & blood lines. 507-235-3467 balance performance. Al sired. In herd improvement Registered yearling polled program. J.W. Riverview Hereford bulls for sale, seAngus Farm Glencoe, MN men tested, halter broke. 55336 Conklin Dealer 320Will deliver. Klages Here864-4625 ford, Ortonville, MN 320273-2163 FOR SALE OR LEASE: Purebred Registered St. Croix Valley Bull Test Charolais bulls, heifers, & Sale - April 20. SCVBT.com cows. Great bloodlines, ex(715)265-4374 cellent performance, bal- Ten Red Angus cross cows, anced EPD's, low birth bred to pulled Shorthorn for weights. Delivery availspring calves. (715)647-2450 able. WANT TO BUY: Butcher Laumann Charolais cows, bulls, fats & walkable Mayer, MN 612-490-2254 cripples; also horses, FOR SALE: (1) Pinzgauer sheep & goats. 320-235-2664 bull, coming to, could be registered, $1,500/OBO. Horse 057 (715)837-1469 FOR SALE: 25 Limousin BELGIAN STUD SERVICE Sire King's Final, Dam bulls, 2 yrs old & yearlings, Barney Mare. Thorp, (715) low birth wgts, super 669-3288 growth, 35 yrs of Limousin breeding. John Goelz FOR SALE: Pony box sled. Franklin MN. 507-557-8394 507-375-4669 FOR SALE: Polled Hereford Sheep 060 bulls, high quality yearlings, semen tested, deliv- FOR SALE: Club Lambs, ery available. Jones pick your show lamb from Farms, Le Sueur, MN 507over 120 lambs born since 317-5996 January. Wethers & Ewe lambs, Reg. Hamps, & Hamp Cross Suffolk. $150 & up. Colfax, WI Beyrer Farms (715)658-1555 For Sale: Simmental 1 Year For Sale: Fall 2012 born old. Registered Yearling Polypay ewe lambs. 22 Simmental bulls, and beautiful lambs from proHeifers. Show ring quality. ductive NSIP high health Sires chosen for growth and flock. Can be registered. meat qualities. $225 Holly Neaton Water(651) 437-4493 town, MN (952) 240-2192 nicol998@embarqmail.com hollyneat@juno.com


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FOR SALE: Quality wether FOR SALE: Shares in 5000 type & south down sheep. sow farrowing unit. Call Rams Ewes & wethers 507-835-5640 available. Annual Sale April 6. Call (715)342-0306, Livestock Equip 075 smerchek@wildblue.com, www.smerchekshowlambs.com

Calving Pens, $1,295; 25 Squeeze Chutes, $2,035; 10 SHEEP & GOAT OWNERS Crowding Tubs, $1,885 up; NOTICE— Our TURNING 24' free standing panels, CRADLE has 2 Guillotine $375; 16' rubber bunks, Gates (Turns On Side) Spe$350; 4'x26' bottomless cial Price $895 While They bunks, $725; 1,000 gates, Last. Also Run & Corral panels in stock. Bale feedPanels, Slide Gates at 2 & 3 ers, $250 up. 218-352-6598 Way Sort Gates, Creep Panels, Mineral Feeders Etc. NOTICE-Also All the FOR SALE: '10 Palco Jigs. Can Del 319-347-6282 portable working cattle chute w/ tub. Approx 2500 head of cattle have been Swine 065 run through, like new. Call for details. 712-330-4395 BOARS BRED GILTS Large White, York, YxD, HxD - outdoor condition. Marvin Wuebker 712-297-7644

Show Pigs for sale from 50 litters. $150. Sired by AI Boars from Genetic Edge, DDD Crossroads & Power Point. 16 litters by Roughneck. NBS 3rd class 3 boar. Many top placing pigs & champions have come from the herd in years past. Owens Purebreds & Cross breds, Durand. Jeff: (715) 672-5630 Roger: (715) 6725717 Cell: (715) 495-0986

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

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GRAIN HANDLING (CONT.) • ‘09 Brandt 8x47 auger • ‘00 Brandt 4500 EX, grain vac. • ‘05 Brandt 1070, auger, PTO Drive, w/swing hopper • Brandt GBL-10, bagger • Brandt, 1515, 1535, 1545, 1575, 1585 belt conveyors • Brandt 8x45 auger, 18 hp., Briggs • Brandt 8x35, 8x37, 8x40, 8x47, 8x52, 8x57, 8x62, 8x67, 10x35, straight augers • Brandt 1060XL, 1070XL, 1080XL, 1380XL, 1390XL, swing hopper augers • Brandt 20 Series Drive Over Deck • Parker 1098 grain art, 1000 bu, tarp • Parker 1039, grain cart, w/tarp • Parker 839, grain cart, tarp, 850 bu. • Parker 605 gravity box • Parker 505 gravity box • Killbros 180 gravity box • Killbros 180 gravity box w/auger • Unverferth 5000, grain cart • EZ Flow, 220 bu., gravity box w/DrillFill auger • Hutchinson, 10x61 auger • A&L 8505 grain cart, 850 bu. tarp • ‘10 Westfield WC 1515, grain belt, electric motor HAY & LIVESTOCK • JD 275, disc mower, 9’ • JD 38, sickel mower, 7’ • CIH 8480, round baler • IH 14, 5 bar rake • Woods 8400, finish mower • MF 2856, round baler, net, twine • MF 1745, round baler • Gehl 1000 forage harvester, 2R30” • Badger 980 forabte box (2) • MF 1328 & 1330, 3 pt. disc mower • MF 200, SP windrower, cab, auger, header • ‘11 NH H6750, 3 pt., disk mower, 110” • NI 528, 3 pt., disc mower, 94” • Sitrex, 9 wheel inline rake • Sitrex DM 5 disc mower • Sitrex MKCG 14 wheel rake • Sitrex RP2, RP5 wheel rakes • Sitrex 10 & 12 wheel rakes on cart • Westendorf 3 pt. bale spear • H&S 16’ bale wagon • Chandler 22’ & 26’, litter spreader MISCELLANEOUS • DMI Coulter Champ II, 13 shank • Wil-Rich 36’, field cult. • Nyemeyer, soil conditioner • '08 JD 520 stalk chopper • Loftness 30' stalk chopper, SM • Loftness 20’ stalk chopper • Loftness 8’ snowblower • Mauer 28'-42' header trailers • Degelman 6000HD, rock picker • Degelman RR1500, rock rake •2011 SB Select Snowblower, 97” & 108”, 3 pt.

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‘13 Challenger MT755D, loaded....................................$229,500 ‘08 Cat 965B, 1300 hrs. ......$190,000 ‘08 Cat 755B, 1000 hrs. ......$179,000 ‘04 Cat 855, 3000 hrs. ..........$185,000 ‘07 JD 9860STS, 800 hrs., loaded w/all options ............$160,000 ‘04 Cat 262B skidsteers ........$23,000 ‘08 Lexion 595R, 650 hrs.....$225,000 ‘12 Krause Dominator, 18’, Demo ......................................$58,500 ‘10 JD 8345RT, 1600 hrs. ....$232,500 ‘08 JD 8430, ILS, PS, 780 hrs. ..............................................$215,000

JD 8630, 4x4, 50 Ser. En.............................$19,900 JD 8450, 4x4 ..............................................$27,900 JD 7800, MFD, 740 loader..........................$59,000 CIH 8950, MFD............................................$59,900 JD 4440, P. shift ..........................................$22,900 IH 1256 ..............................................Coming Soon CIH DX25 w/mower ..........................Coming Soon CIH MX270, MFD ........................................$69,900 (2) IH 1026 hydro ..............................From $12,900 IH 756, gas ....................................................$7,900 Farmall SMTA ................................................$5,900 ‘77 JD 4630, PS ..........................................$16,900 IH 460, 560, 560D ..........................................CALL JD loaders, many to choose, ....Starting at $2,495 New Koyker loaders ......................................CALL Gehl 4635 skid loader ................................$12,900 IH 826, German diesel ..................................$8,900 CIH 5120, MFD w/loader ..........................$31,900 JD 4030, open station ................................$14,900 JD 3020, gas ................................................$7,900 JD 720, diesel................................................$6,900 JD 720, gas ..................................................$6,900 JD Loaders - Special: 48, 58, 146, 148, 158, Koyker 510, K5................................................CALL JD Soundguard Cabs, Call for Info

TRACTORS • ‘13 MF 1705, compact tractor • ‘12 MF 8660, 225 PTO hp. • ‘12 MF 1652, compact, 52 hp., LDR • ‘12 MF 1529, compact, 59 hp., LDR • ‘05 MF 451, 45 PTO hp., 400 hrs. • ‘90 Ford 8830, 4787 hrs. • ‘72 IH 656 hydro w/loader & MFD CORN HEADS • Geringhoff 1822RD, ‘09 • Geringhoff 1622RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 1622RD, ‘07 • Geringhoff 1622RD, ‘04 • Geringhoff 1230RD, ‘09 • Geringhoff 1230RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘12 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘07 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘03 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘02 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘11 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘05 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘04 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘02 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘10 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘05 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘04 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘04 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘01 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘00 • Geringhoff 822RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 630RD, ‘07 • Geringhoff 630RD, ‘00 • Geringhoff 630RD, ‘97 • Geringhoff, 630PC, ‘91 • NH 996, 12R20", '99 • JD 922, GVL poly • JD 893, KR, HDP, ‘04 • JD 643, GVL poly • JD 843, LT, ‘80 • CIH 2208, 8R30, ‘04 • CIH 2208, 8R22, ‘02 COMBINES • MF 8570, RWA • ‘87 MF 8590, 5178 hrs. • ‘86 MF 8560 • '98 Gleaner 800, 25' flexhead • ‘97 Gleaner R62, duals, 2052 sep. hrs. • ‘92 Gleaner R62, 2063 hrs. • MF 9750 PU table • MF 9118 bean table • MF 8000 30' bean table • ‘08 Geringhoff 822RD • ‘04 JD 893 KR HDP GRAIN HANDLING • ‘08 Batco 1335, grain belt, LP, electric motor • Brandt 7500HP, grain vac. • Brandt 5200EX, grain vac

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‘12 Peerless Grain Hopper, New, 43x96x72, AR, Steel Wheels, Roll Tarp ............................$32,500 ‘99 Timpte 42’ AL Hopper, 78” sides, New Tarp, New Brakes ......$16,500 ‘96 Wilson 41’ AL Hopper, 66” sides, AR, AL disc wheels, Clean, Roll Tarp ............................$21,750 ‘94 Wilson Convert-a-Hopper, 45x102, 78” sides, 80% Virgin Rubber, AL Wheels, Electric Door Openers ............................$16,000 ‘94 Wilson 43’ AL Hopper, SS Front & Rear, AR, AL Disc Wheels, Black..................................$17,500

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FOR SALE: Poultry range feeders, can be used for sheep also, 1200 lb capacity, good condition. 507-227-6645 Knight 3030TMR mixer, pulltype, scale, hay max kit, 3 auger discharge, nice shape. 952-467-3860 Industrial & Const.

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FOR SALE: '78 D65P-6 Komatzu dozer, 36” swamp tracks, UC 70%, 155HP Cummins, 8959 hrs, at 43,000 lbs, 13' tilt blade, doesn't use oil, C/H, ROPS. $19,000/OBO 507-822-1436 Trucks & Trailers

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'67 Chevrolet C50 grain truck, V8, 2 spd, good rubber, Omaha box & hoist, nice truck. 320-864-4583 or 320-779-4583 FOR SALE: '95 Int'l Eagle, sleeper cab, 10spd, Cummins eng M11, tires 295/75R225, 698,814 miles, stored in heated shed. 507327-8143 or 507-381-3843 Miscellaneous

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VAN TRAILERS

FOR SALE: (3) 100 gal propane tanks were made for & used in propane fueled pickups. 507-227-6645

‘89 Ford F-700, 6.6L Turbo Diesel, AT, 24’ AL Van Body, Roll-Up Door, 205” WB ..............................$4,900 ‘02 Great Dane Reefer, 36’, Curbside & Roadside doors, Sliding Tandem ............................................$6,750 ‘97 Wabash AL, 42x96, 22.5 LP tires, Disc Wheels ........................$6,250 ‘89 Dorsey Furniture Van Trailer, 48/102, 22.5 LP Tires, Belly Boxes, AR, Curbside & Roadside Doors ............................................$6,750 Van Trailers, 48/102-53/102; Great for water storage or over the road hauling ....................$3,500-$7,500 48’ & 53’ Van Trailers to rent. ..........$135.00 per month plus tax. ....$2.00/mile for pickup & delivery

‘02 Freightliner, CL12064ST, 410 hp. Cummins, 10-spd., 800K, 3.90 ratio, 230” WB, New Rods, MISCELLANEOUS Main & Injectors, New Recaps, 48” Flattop ........................$16,750 ‘89 Case 688 Excavator on tracks, ‘98 Kenworth C12 Conv., 80,000 mi. 36” bucket, 6,400 hrs., 1 owner ..........................................$16,500 on complete OH, New T&B, 220” WB, Maint. Records, Clean Hyster Forklift, 6000 lb., side shift, ..........................................$16,900 131⁄2’ lift, 15” pneumatic tires ............................................$7,250 ‘97 Mack CH613 Daycab, 9-spd., AR, 160” WB, 350 hp. eng., New Axles, Suspensions Paint ..................................$13,900 For Trailers ..........$1,000 AR/Axle FLATBEDS ..................................$500 SR/Axle ‘00 Wabash, 48/102, Conestoga, Rims - 22.5 & 24.5 steel..........$60 New Tarp, AL Wheels Outside, aluminum ..............................$175 Winches & Chain Tiedowns, Tires: (4) 385 Super Singles Closed Tandem SPR ..........$12,000 w/polished AL rims; 2 new, 1 @ ......w/o Conestoga Cover $10,000 50%, 1@ 40% ........$2,000/set of 4 Tires: (2) 445 Super Singles (2) ‘94 Fontaine, 48/96, SPX/AR ............................................$7,900 w/AL rims ......................$1,000 pr. Pre-Hung Slab Interior Doors: ‘93 Featherlite AL Combo, 48/96, SPX/AR ................................$8,250 Oak, Cherry, Maple, Pine. ‘74 Fontaine, 40’ ....................$4,750 All Sizes. Over 200 doors to choose from ................$10-$80 ea. BELTED 10,000’ of Oak & Maple trim ‘07 Aulick, 46/102, 72” sides, 54” belt, AR, AL Disc Wheels....$39,900 ............................................$.50/ft. DROPDECKS We can also convert flatbed trailers to be used as a bridge. ‘05 Transcraft 48/102 AL Combo, 80% T&B, Clean ................$22,000 See our website.

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TILLAGE

JD 985, 54.5 field cult. w/3 bar ........................CALL JD 980, 44.5’ w/3 bar ........................................CALL M&W 9-shank, 24” w/leveler ........................$12,500 DMI Econo Champ II, HD, 11-shank ..............$7,500 ‘05 JD 2700, 9-24 shank ................................$25,000 ‘12 JD 3710, 10 bottom ....................................CALL ‘10 JD 3710, 10 bottom ....................................CALL JD 3600, 8 bottom, on land ............................$8,000 CIH 4300, 32.5’ w/3 bar ................................$13,500

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NEW NH skidsteers on hand ............................CALL NH LS170............................................................CALL ‘06 NH L170....................................................$17,500

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‘08 Gleaner R75, loaded, 880 sep. hrs. ............CALL ‘94 Gleaner R72 w/new engine ....................$58,000 ‘01 Gleaner R72, just thru shop ..................COMING ‘03 Gleaner R65, CDF, lat ..................................CALL ‘90 Gleaner R60 w/duals..............................COMING ‘08 Fantini 12-30 chopping cornhead ..........$62,000 Gleaner N6........................................................$6,750 NEW Fantini chopping cornhead ......................CALL

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NEW Salford RTS units......................................CALL NEW Salford Plows ..................................AVAILABLE 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

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Parker Gravity Wagon, roll tarp & seed vac ....................................$5,250

Bobcat 530....................................$3,750 1996 6036 Skytrak Telescoping Forklift......................................$14,000 10”x71’ Westfield Swing Hopper w/right angle drive ....................$4,750 Maurer Gooseneck Grain Trailer..$6,500 ‘12 Walco Land Leveler................$2,900 ‘11 NH 6750 Disc Mower ............$7,750 ‘81 Versatile 555 Tractor, 5600 hrs., 3 pt., PTO, very nice ..............$12,750

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NEW White planters ..........................................CALL ‘02 White 8186, 16-30. ..................................$46,500

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NEW NH T9.560, 4WD ......................................CALL NEW NHT9.450 ..................................................CALL NEW NH T7.185, FWA ......................................CALL NEW NH Boomer 50 w/loader ..........................CALL NEW Versatile 250, FWA....................................CALL NEW Massey 8670, FWA ..................................CALL NEW DEMO Massey 7620, FWA ......................CALL NEW Massey 5450, FWA, cab, loader ..............CALL NEW Versatile 305, FWA....................................CALL ‘08 NH 6070 w/cab, 2WD ..............................$69,000 CIH 9150, 4WD ..............................................$57,900 NH 8870, SS ................................................COMING Ford 5000, diesel, w/cab ............................COMING ‘06 IH 560, WF ..................................................$5,200 White 2-105 ..................................................COMING Oliver 1855 w/cab ............................................$8,500 ‘54 Farmall 300 w/loader ................................$2,550


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‘12 CIH Steiger 500Q, 519 hrs. ........................................$319,000

‘05 CIH STX375Q, Farm Use, Excellent ........................$159,900

‘11 CIH Steiger 535Q, 2092 hrs., full auto steer ................$229,900

‘12 CIH Steiger 450, 378 hrs. ........................................$254,900

‘90 CIH 9170, 5641 hrs. ..........................................$59,000

‘12 CIH Steiger 450, 522 hrs., PTO, full steering pkg. ....$262,500

‘01 CIH Steiger 375, 6433 hrs. ..........................................$99,800

‘04 CIH Magnum 210, 2900 hrs. ..........................................$97,800

‘09 Challenger 645C, 544 hrs., 240 eng. hp., CVT trans. $139,000

‘12 CIH Puma 160, CVT, 300 hrs. ........................................$135,800

‘93 JD 7800 ....................JUST IN

‘84 IH 584 ..........................$8,500

‘12 CIH 9230, Track, AWD, 260 sep. hrs. ..................$359,000

USED 4WD TRACTORS

One Year Interest Free ••• Call For Details •••

‘09 Bobcat S330, 1483 hrs., cab w/air, 2-spd.......................$34,900

CIH 8600, 30’ air drill ........$8,900

White 6122, 12R30”........$22,000

USED 2WD TRACTORS

One Year Interest Free ••• Call For Details •••

‘84 CIH 584, 2WD, cab....................................................................$8,500 ‘12 CIH Steiger 600Q, 513 hrs., Lux. cab, susp. cab, HID lites, Pro 700 steering, PTO, 6 remotes, 36” tracks ......................$369,500 ‘10 CIH 140 Maxxum, MFD, 1360 hrs., cab, loader ..................$69,800 ‘04 CIH MX210, 2900 hrs. ............................................................$97,800 ‘12 CIH Steiger 500Q, 516 hrs., susp. Lux. leather cab, HID lites, HD hyd., full Pro 700 steering ................................................$319,000 ‘09 Cat Challenger MT645C, MFD, 544 hrs., CVT trans., 240 eng. hp. ................................................................................$139,900 ‘12 CIH Steiger 450, 378 hrs., susp. Lux. leather cab, HID lites, HD hyd., full Pro 700 steering, PTO, 710R42 tires ................$254,900 ‘12 CIH Magnum 340, 1576 hrs., susp., Lux. cab, susp. front axle, full Pro 700 steering, big hyd. pump, 360 HID lites ..................$199,500 ‘12 CIH Steiger 450, 522 hrs., susp. Lux. leather cab, HID lites, HD hyd., full Pro 700 steering, PTO, 710/70R42 tires ..........$259,900 ‘05 CIH SXT375, Quad Track ................................................$159,900 ‘01 CIH STX375, 6433 hrs., 710/70R38 tires ..........................$99,800 ‘02 CIH STX375, 2600 hrs., 710/70R42 tires ........................$139,900 Interest Waiver Thru Case Credit* ••• Call For Details ‘95 Ford 9680, 350 hp., 5322 hrs., 20.8x42 tires ....................$65,000 ‘12 CIH 9230, 315 eng. hrs., track drive, RWA, folding covers ‘90 CIH 9170, 5641 hrs., 20.8x42 tires, powershift ................$59,000 ................................................................................................$359,900 STX and STEIGER PTO, TOW CABLE & 3 PT. KITS ON HAND!!! ‘06 CIH 2388, 1986 eng. hrs., 1563 sep. hrs, duals ..............$135,900 ‘12 CIH 2608, 8R30” chopping cornhead ......................................Call Call For ‘12 CIH 3020, 35’ platform....................................................Coming In LOW RATE FINANCING ‘06 CIH 1020, 30’, full finger auger, 3” knife, rock guard....Coming In Details AVAILABLE thru ‘91 CIH 1020, 20’ platform, 11⁄2” knife ........................................$5,500

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t. James, Minn., was once a railroad town, a division point — the halfway point between Minneapolis and Sioux City, Iowa. They celebrate that heritage every June with Railroad Days. Today, St. James is still a railroad division point — model railroad, that is. The Round House Inc. Model Railroad Club is the only public model railroad club between the Twin Cities and Sioux Falls, S.D. “The club has about 20 members,” said Bill Nelson, club vice president. He said the club draws members from a wide area, Minnesota communities such as Redwood Falls, Fairmont, Lake Crystal and Mankato. Club members have put in uncounted hours to construct varied layouts — an industrial area, a cityscape, a smaller town, a logging area, even a night scene with neon signs. And of course, there’s a St. James area. It isn’t a detailed replica of the railroad in St. James, he said, but centers around the 1950s with historic buildings and scenery. There are two main layouts and two smaller layouts and all can be controlled by computer, called Digital Command Control. It even tells trains when to blow the whistle. But “there is also DC,” Nelson said, “the good old-fashioned put the juice to the rails and go. We’re setting it up so we can

run both ways.” Fascinating as it is, what fascinates small children is the Kids Interactive Lionel Layout down on their level. It is three short loops, a hands-on play area for children where they run the trains. If one falls off of the track, they can pick it up and set it back on. Club members from middle school age on up work together to build the elaborate setups for their own enjoyment and the public’s delight. Almost all of the rolling stock is owned by members, the layouts are owned by the club, but the pleasure belongs to those who stop to watch the trains roll. Round House Inc. Model Railroad Club is at 307 Tiell Drive, St. James, Minn., next to the Railroad Depot Museum. Check their website at roundhouseinc.org. The club is generally open to the public Thursdays 79 p.m. and Saturday afternoons, but it is best to call ahead to make sure someone is there. For more information call (507) 3754797. ❖

Round House Inc. Model Railroad Club, St. James, Minn.

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