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Many of you readers of The Land are also steady branch. In this case to the president of the United listeners to Lynn Ketelsen on the Linder States through political appointments. Farm Network. Bottom-line, Congress is not doing its job. If so, you are aware that Ketelsen occaWe have so many new silly rules hampering sionally opines on what’s going on in this how we farm, what we produce and even world, especially when he gets into the what energy costs. It’s bad for the economy, antics of the treasured and astute body makes it hard to run a farm or business that we call our U.S. Congress. profitable and hurts peoples’ incomes. On his Dec. 20 noontime show, he really This is not just one government agency. got out his hammer. Or as I told him it It’s pervasive through everyone right now, was more like a Ketelsen tsunami. I’ve with more and more control over our lives. LAND MINDS known him about 40 years. We’ve travI don’t know why Congress won’t do its eled together to Russia and Germany, as job. Maybe it’s easier to let some bureaucrat By Dick Hagen well as a one-day jaunt on Iowa’s famous do it so they don’t have to take any blame. RABRAI bicycle ride. Whatever the reason, I want those who We’re both Iowa natives, both Iowa are elected to do what they were elected to State graduates, both opinionated. I do. They have been passing the buck too thought his Dec. 20 radio comments were right on, long. It’s time they stand up and do their jobs. so I’m using Ketelsen Comments here as my “Land Thank you, Lynn. As we all know the buck-passing Minds.” I dare say most of you readers are likely of continues: still no farm bill; still no decision on the the same opinion. So here’s Ketelsen’s take: EPA’s consideration of revamping the RFS program Time for Congress to do its job. with considerably less ethanol and biodiesel for 2014 allotments; still nothing happening on immiThis week a group of senators met with Environgration reform; still nothing happening on Keystone mental Protection Agency officials to ask them to pipeline. Yet that generous health and retirement back off the Renewable Fuel Standard changes. Also program for each member of Congress continues this week it’s been reported that farmers and ranchunchallenged. They also likely will vote themselves ers will be required to pay more for permits and wetanother “cost of living” pay raise this next session. lands mitigation programs, even though the EPA said that wouldn’t happen. The truth of the matter is that our U.S. Congress has become a bit of an insult to we taxpayers and a I suppose more Congressmen will go to the EPA source of embarrassment to our friends and allies in and plead with them to please change that as well. other parts of the world. We are still an amazing The same thing happened with the EPA dust control democracy but, America, we can do better. plan that would lead to farmers getting fined for dust from tractors, combines and livestock. Again, We are launching a new year. American agriculour senators and Congressmen have to plead for ture will soon be ramping up for another production mercy. Even the Keystone pipeline is getting held up cycle that most assuredly will provide food, fiber by government agencies, even though just about and fuel for millions of people, both here and overeveryone agrees it would be good for the country. seas. This is not the way government is supposed to Congress, please don’t be concerned about new function. Government agencies like the EPA are suprules and regulations for the most-productive, the posed to carry out the rules passed by Congress and most-efficient, the most-admired and the most-envianswer to the laws of the land, not do what they ronmentally concerned industry in the world — want and make up rules as they go. American agriculture. Congress is elected by the people, and according to Have a great year, farmers. Even though your net the Constitution, they make the laws so we the people income in crop production may be getting squeezed, have a say in what the laws are. By simply handing rest assured that our livestock industry appreciates over the power to make rules and regulations to govthe new generosity of you crop guys. Happy New ernment agencies, Congress is not doing its job. Year. We the public have no control over what the agenDick Hagen is staff writer of The Land. He may be cies do, and the power handed to the executive reached at dickhagen@mvtvwireless.com. ❖

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INSIDE THE LAND’S SOYBEAN ISSUE: 6 — Southeast Asia trade mission bolsters Minnesota agriculture 7 — Farmer shares thoughts on trade mission to Vietnam, Thailand 11 — More soy acres expected in 2014; is there enough seed to go around?

13 — Soybean seed treatments becoming a routine practice 15 — Former soybean industry leader Mike Yost on the future of agriculture 21-29 — The Land’s 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress preview


Every year ends on Dec. 31. Every baseball season ends with the World Series. Growing seasons end with a hard freeze and the opera season is over when a large, round lady sings. Today’s ag political season, however, never ends. Farm bills take more than FARM & FOOD FILE two years to write and By Alan Guebert they’re still not written. Negotiations to reform protective ag trade barriers began when today’s college freshmen were in the first grade. With, still, no end in sight yet, these young adults may very well be MDs and PhDs before the WTO is D-O-N-E. Key immigration changes, many advocated by national agricultural interests, somehow disappeared when a finished Senate immigration bill was walked the 50 yards from the Senate chamber to the House chamber. The bill remains lost and longsought, necessary reforms remain stuck in some unmapped, Capitol Hill swamp. That list of national and multinational political ... babies that delay is long but not were born when complete. Anyone Congress began seen or heard anything on federal tax its farm bill reform lately? How work in 2012 about the secretive can now walk, Trans-Pacific Parttalk and use nership trade deal their parents’ and, by the way, doesn’t the U.S. debt smart phones. ceiling need to be Many lawmakraised again come ers can, too, but March? what they can’t In fact, the failure do is actually to complete — or, make law. most times, even address — longneeded reforms or long-expired laws is the acceptable norm in law making today. Not that long ago, a two-year-plus farm bill process would have been laughed out of town as a bad joke that featured both bumbling nincompoops and red-nosed clowns. Today it isn’t a joke and it isn’t funny; it’s a fact. Indeed, babies that were born when Congress began its farm bill work in 2012 can now walk, talk and use their parents’ smart phones. Many lawmakers can, too, but what they can’t do is actually make law. According to totals compiled by the Washington Post in early December, Congress has enacted “fewer than 60 public laws … in the first 11 months” of 2013.

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Little lawmaking in election years There are few reasons to believe that Congressional work habits will improve in 2014. There are, however, many signs to suggest they will, if anything, slow even more. First, 2014 is an election year and everyone on Capitol Hill knows election years are for, well, elections.

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tinue to strip out reform elements of each chamber’s bill. Already hard caps to farm program payments, passed by both the Senate and the House, are under siege. So, too, is Country of Origin Labeling, despite 90 percent of all Americans wanting to know where their meat and poultry was born, raised and slaughtered. In fact, there’s no evidence that Congress even acknowledges that the old year and old farm bill end on Dec. 31 and the new year and no farm bill begin Jan. 1. It operates on a delay-decay calendar that, now, never ends. Alan Guebert’s “Farm and Food File” is published weekly in more than 70 newspapers in North America. Contact him at agcomm@farmandfoodfile.com. ❖

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GUEBERT, from pg. 3 And, adds the Post, “the figure is so below the previous low in legislative output that officials have already declared this first session of the 113th Congress the least productive ever.” There are few reasons to believe that Congressional work habits will improve in 2014. There are, however, many signs to suggest they will, if anything, slow even more. First, 2014 is an election year and everyone on Capitol Hill knows election years are for, well, elections. That means that somewhere between 40 and 60 percent of every lawmaker’s day and night will be spent raising campaign money toward reelection and raising cane against “the usual Washington gridlock.” In fact, the U.S. House set the table for just such slowdown when it hightailed out of town for Christmas two weeks before Christmas. With its collective bags packed and waiting by the door, the House passed another, one-month extension of the 2008 farm bill, itself extended for a year in January 2013. The selling point, according to ag committee Chair Frank Lucas, was simple: House and Senate farm bill negotiators could use the extra time to complete a joint bill to ensure their many differences were ironed out prior to bringing the “conferenced” bill to their respective committees for approval. More to the point, however, the delay also enables the peddlers of the now-seven year status quo con-

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Southeast Asia trade mission bolsters Minnesota ag Meeting business partners face-to-face critical to success in developing agricultural export markets

out Southeast Asia, those new By DICK HAGEN monies go for food, especially The Land Staff Writer increased protein in their diets. When it comes to foreign trade it boils down to the “Thus the animal feed market basics. If they know you, is getting stronger in both counyou’ve at least got a chance. tries. And that is why soybeans, soy meal, even DDGs are growFace-to-face marketing ing exports. They understand describes the process, and putting it to work were eight Dave Frederickson that we are a reliable provider Minnesotans during a Dec. 10-18 and our product is excellent. It was spetrade mission to Vietnam and Thai- cial how often they would tell us how land, where they met with several good our products are. Even a modest potential buyers of Minnesota feed guy like me didn’t mind the praise given products, corn, soybeans, soy meal to our Minnesota feed and grain guys that were on this trip.” and dried distillers grains. Why should these Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson led the Vietnamese or Thaidelegation. First stop was Ho Chi land customers buy Minh City, Vietnam. “Some who had from Minnesota when been to Vietnam 10 years ago remem- they can buy the same bered a city ‘still emerging’ with no from Iowa, or Illinois, buildings beyond two stories; today or Nebraska? “Because skyscrapers in every direction,” he they now know us and said. “We were stunned with the we know them,” Fredertremendous explosion of business and ickson said. “It’s much like going to your industry in this seaport city. “It was a great learning experience favorite grocery store. for our entire delegation. People were You like to do business friendly, soft spoken and very accom- there because you’ve gotmodating. We had some great meet- ten to know the meat cutings with potential buyers in both ter, or the produce mancountries. These trade missions are ager, or the sales clerk. “Sure they can buy from built around relationships. You want to be selling to someone you know Iowa, or Illinois. But after and, of course, vice versa. These folks our visit to Taiwan last are now more comfortable buying year Taiwan became a buyer. Yes, from the U.S. from us because they now know us.” Frederickson referred to it as “speed grain bin but Minnesota products are in that grain dating.” bin. When they bought $3.4 “Tables are set up in a conference billion worth of corn and center and people interested in doing soybeans, about 10 percent business with our Minnesota people of that product came from move from table to table,” he said. our farms. We’re all part of “You quickly find out their interest in that U.S. grain bin and we all benefit.” buying your product and they also Swine and chickens lead the liveshare with you what their specific stock parade in Vietnam, and there’s a needs might be. For example, there is strong poultry market in Thailand as an emerging livestock industry in both countries. So our feed company well, but fish is a primary food of both guys, plus Paul (Paul Freeman, Min- countries. Both have a huge aquaculnesota Soybean Growers) and Bruce ture industry providing most of the (Bruce Peterson, Minnesota Corn “catch,” such as shrimp and tilapia. Growers) got some good feedback on This aquaculture industry, however, is a major buyer of U.S. soybean meal. info to take back to Minnesota.” Minnesota now exports about 50 perMarkets for Minnesota goods are cent of its annual soybean crop, so a lot expanding. To what extent depends of Minnesota soybeans are feeding fish upon the economy. Frederickson said, in Vietnam and Thailand. “it’s all contingent with the basic quesEggs also are big in the daily diet of tions of how much money do they have and how much are they devoting to these folks. Frederickson told of visitfood. Invariably when incomes are ing a facility called Viet Farm which increasing, which is the case through- feeds thousands of egg-laying chickens

and also does the processing and packaging of both poultry meat and eggs for the retail counter. “We even tasted salted duck eggs,” he said. “Duck eggs are placed in salted brine for several days. The shell is permeable so the salt seeps into the egg. Served as a hard-boiled egg, this is a tasty morsel. A cold glass of beer would likely make it taste even better.” Getting feed ingredients into these two markets requires careful marketing, including letters of credit and a precise listing of each ingredient. Make a mistake on a product shipped to an Asian buyer and you may have lost that customer, Frederickson said. “You’re dealing with

people several thousand miles away and with a 13-hour time difference, so you don’t want to end up with a shipping container sitting on a dock that they don’t want.” Some individual Minnesota co-ops with container load-out railroad capabilities are now doing container shipments to these smaller markets. “Huge bulk tankers move products to China, India and Japan. But into these smaller markets individual containers provide a valuable marketing convenience,” Frederickson said. So how are farmers doing in these two countries? There are still lots of small-acreage farms but industrialized agriculture is showing up as well. “Their folks told us these smaller farms with just a few pigs or 50 chick-

ens will continue because these farms produce for local consumption. But a bigger agriculture is needed to keep up with the rapid demand for more and better food products,” he said. Genetically modified grains are not an issue. Both countries recognize that virtually the entire U.S. corn and soybean crop is a product of GMO technology. But if they want identity preserved non-GMO grains or feeds, they already are aware of U.S. sources. Frederickson sensed stability within the political structure of both countries. Even though Vietnam is a centralized government, their form of communism seems open to the people. Public-private partnerships are thriving within their business community. Not so with Thailand, where political stability seems a constant crisis. “The king is the person holding the peace right now it seems,” Frederickson said. “He’s 86 years old, highly revered and an inspiration to his people. Yet internal conflict about power seems inevitable.” The commissioner chuckled when asked when his next trade mission would be. “These are always so rewarding and enjoyable. I’m getting older,” he said, “however I know this is part of our legislative responsibilities. Last year a record $8.2 billion export trade for Minnesota. That is so phenomenal. Without these exports our Minnesota farmers would truly be having some troubles. “It’s important to explore these opportunities. Agriculture is a world market. That means promoting our product. We’ve got to get out there because we know our competitors will.” Participating in the Vietnam/Thailand trip included representatives from Midwest Ag Products of Marshall, Minn., Superior Feeds of St. Paul, and a Twin Cities chemical company, plus Bob Zelenka, executive director of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association. The trade mission received funding from the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council. In-country support was provided by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Soybean Export Council, and the U.S. Grains Council. For more information, log on to www.mda.state.mn.us/international. ❖


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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Northfield, Minn., crop producer Bruce Peterson had never visited Southeast Asia before. As part of a trade mission delegation with Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson and others, one of his impressions was despite the Bruce Peterson countries’ small size, the tremendous populations of both countries and how much of their food and feed they need to import — mostly from the United States — to sustain themselves. “Vietnam imports about two-thirds of their feed ingredients,” said Peterson, who is also vice president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. “This small country (about the size of New Mexico) today raises about 30 million hogs and has about 90 million people (Minnesota has about 5 1/2 million people). Pork is big in their diet. They don’t have enough land base to grow their feed so this country has become a good market for Minnesota.” He also noted the importance of meeting with the feed and commodity buyers, the ag ministry people and the economists of these two countries “because if they aren’t buying from us they likely will be buying from South America.” Peterson said the convenience of shipping containers when selling into such smaller markets, a good example being the growing imports of dried distillers grains. “Five years ago DDGs were virtually unheard of,” he said. “Today it’s a common part of most hog rations in both countries, and container shipments is

the handling process.” “I understand because these containers are very He sees a growing market for U.S.-produced DDGs, heavy when loaded that you do need special equipment at your elevator to handle soybeans and soy meal. Bunge these units, especially getting already has a soy crushing them onto a rail car for shipplant in Vietnam. ment to St. Paul,” Peterson Vietnam imports about Thailand, with about 60 milsaid, suggesting this could be a two-thirds of their feed lion people, is more of a chal“marketing push” to get more lenge for U.S. corn exports ingredients. ... They Minnesota elevators capable of because of its high tariff on don’t have enough land handling shipping containers, imported corn. This country which could greatly expand the base to grow their feed, grows some corn and cassava to markets for area ag products. so this country has provide starch for their people Peterson said he could sense become a good market and their livestock. Shrimp the importance of “face-to-face” for Minnesota. from aquaculture farms are also contact when selling American big. Those critters require a goods. “Most of these feed mill — Bruce Peterson high-protein feed so soy prodmanagers that we talked with ucts are becoming a keen ingrewere only dealing with just a dient, even more so than fish couple of U.S. contacts that they have built relationmeal. ships with, so these additional contacts that we made Peterson was told the tariff on corn runs 35 per- on this trip I think can be beneficial in the future.” ❖ cent; on DDGs, 9 percent. “So our goal would be to get this tariff down to 5 percent or eliminate it completely.” Rice being a major crop may be a primary reason the Thai government has imposed such high tariffs on corn, Peterson said. Thai and Vietnamese feed industry guys apparently know about the productive capacity of American farmers. Peterson said, “their first question was (about) buying directly from me, but I had to explain that as an individual farmer I couldn’t market directly to them. But I did tell them that I could provide names and companies that they could contact here in Minnesota.” He mentioned a local elevator at Randolph with a rail spur that perhaps in the future could be filling and loading out shipping containers of locally produced grains.

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Send us your events by e-mail to editor@TheLandOnline.com The Whys and Hows of Developing Employee Handbooks Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cabela’s Second Floor Meeting Room, Rogers, Minn. Info: $50/person, $25/second person from same organization; registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; sponsored by the Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, U.S. Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension; contact MFVGA, (763) 434-0400 or mfvga@msn.com for more information

tatives, researchers and policy makers; also includes the annual meetings of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association; log on to www.mnsoybean.org or www.mncorn.org for more information

Log on to www.TheLandOnline.com for our full events calendar Jeff Osborne, (507) 386-2239, or Wally Thomas, (507) 3862224 Minnesota Crop Improvement Association Annual Meeting Jan. 14-15 Bigwood Event Center, Fergus Falls, Minn. Info: Call (800) 510-6242 or log on to www.mncia.org

on to http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu Winter Crops Day Jan. 16 Lake Crystal, Minn. Info: Call (507) 835-3620 or log on to http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu

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Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Upper Midwest Regional Investment Fruit & Vegetable GrowJan. 21, 5:30-9 p.m. Vet Clinic, Postville, Iowa ers Conference & Trade Biosecurity Workshop for Show Info: $20/person if registered Alternative Swine Jan. 16-17 by phone or e-mail two days Producers Minnesota Pork Congress River’s Edge Convention Cen- prior, $25/person on site, but Jan. 9, 6 p.m. ter, St. Cloud, Minn. does not guarantee a meal; Community Center, Redwood Jan. 14-15 Info: Log on to www.mfvga.org; offered by the Iowa Beef CenConvention Center, MinFalls, Minn. Beginning Grower Workshop ter and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Info: Register in advance to neapolis ensure meal count by logging Info: $10/person through Jan. 3, and a Farm Finance Workshop Association; log on to will both take place Jan. 15, www.iowabeefcenter.org for on to http://z.umn.edu/ $15 at the door; more information and to find The Buzz on Bees biosecurityworkshop or conwww.mnpork.com/porkcongress also at the River’s Edge Convention Center other locations; to register, tact Wayne Martin, (612) 625Jan. 7, 6-9 p.m. call (319) 472-4739 or e-mail Winter Crops Day Ney Nature Center, Hender- 6224 or marti067@umn.edu beefcenter@iastate.edu Winter Crops Day son, Minn. Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Info: Food and drink recepMinnesota Elk Breeders Caledonia, Minn. Iowa Pork Congress tion held at 5:30 p.m.; Association Annual Info: Call (507) 835-3620 or log Kasson, Minn. $10/person; register by call- Conference on to http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu Info: Call (507) 835-3620 or log Jan. 22-23 on to http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu Iowa Events Center, Des ing (507) 934-0360 or e-mail- Jan. 10-11 Moines ing lili0004@umn.edu; call Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, Biosecurity Workshop for Info: Log on to Winter Crops Day (507) 934-0363 for more St. Cloud, Minn. Alternative Swine Jan. 17 www.iowaporkcongress.org or information Info: $50/person by Jan. 5, Producers Southern Research and Out- contact Tyler Bettin, (515) $60 at the door; log on to Jan. 15, 6 p.m. reach Center, Waseca, Minn. 225-7675 or Farm Futures Summit www.mneba.org, e-mail Community Center, St. Info: Call (507) 835-3620 or log tbettin@iowapork.org info@mneba.org or call (320) Charles, Minn. Jan. 7-8 on to http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu Hilton at the Ballpark, St. 543-2686 Info: Register in advance to Tax & Legal Issues for Louis, Mo. ensure meal count by logging Heifer Development 2: Hired Labor Farm Transition & Estate on to http://z.umn.edu/ Info: Log on to www.farm Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Maintaining Your futures.com/summit2014 Planning: Create Your biosecurityworkshop or conInvestment Cabela’s Second Floor Meettact Wayne Martin, Farm Legacy ing Room, Rogers, Minn. Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MN Ag Expo marti067@umn.edu or (612) Jan. 14, 9 a.m. Iowa State University Info: $50/person, $25/second Ag Power Enterprises Inc. 625-6224 Jan. 8-9 Research Farm Borlaug Learn- person from same organizaTraining Room, Owatonna, Verizon Wireless Center, ing Center, Nashua, Iowa tion; registration begins at Winter Crops Day Mankato, Minn. Minn. Info: $20/person if registered 9:30 a.m.; sponsored by the Info: Gathering of MinInfo: Space is limited to 40 Jan. 16 by phone or e-mail two days Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable nesota’s corn and soybean people, register by calling Arlington, Minn. growers, industry represen- Pete Henslin, (507) 456-2763, Info: Call (507) 835-3620 or log prior, $25/person on site, but Growers Association, U.S. does not guarantee a meal; Department of Agriculture offered by the Iowa Beef Cen- and University of Minnesota ter and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Extension; contact MFVGA, Association; log on to (763) 434-0400 or

mfvga@msn.com for more information Iowa Power Farming Show Jan. 28-30 Iowa Events Center, Des Moines Info: Log on to iowapowershow.com Conservation Tillage Conference Feb. 18-19 Holiday Inn and Suites, St. Cloud, Minn. Info: $155/person, $125 by Feb. 5; log on to www.TillageConference.com or call (320) 235-0726, Ext. 2001 Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Investment Feb. 19, 5:30-9 p.m. Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, Ames, Iowa Info: $20/person if registered by phone or e-mail two days prior, $25/person on site, but does not guarantee a meal; offered by the Iowa Beef Center and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association; log on to www.iowabeefcenter.org for more information and to find other locations; to register, call (641) 774-2016 or e-mail beefcenter@iastate.edu Cold Climate Conference Feb. 20-22 Crowne Plaza, St. Paul Info: Log on to mngrapegrowers.com/ conference or e-mail missy@mngrapes.org


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cantly. Guys are planting earlier so added protection just makes good sense.” If it’s true that there will be enough seed for expanded acres in 2014, how is the market looking for what could be the biggest soybean crop in U.S. history? In his Dec. 13 e-mail letter, marketing guru John Baize was encouraging. He wrote: USDA on Tuesday raised its forecast for U.S. soybean exports by 25 million bushels to 1.475 billion bushels (40.14 million metric tons). It also raised its forecast for U.S. soybean crush by 5 million bushels to 1.69 billion bushels (45.99 mmt). As a result, USDA lowered its forecast for U.S. soybean ending stocks in 2013-14 to 150 million bushels. And USDA’s estimate for average soybean prices in 201314 was raised from $11.15 to $13.15 per bushel to $11.50 to $13.50/bu. Other significant changes in the report for the soy sector were the following. • U.S. domestic soymeal demand was reduced by 140,000 mt. • U.S. soymeal exports were raised by 230,000 mt. • Argentina’s 2014 soybean crop was raised by 1 mmt to 54.5 mmt, but there was no change forecast for the Brazilian crop of 88 mmt. • Soybean import forecast by EU-28, Japan and Mexico were raised by 0.2, 0.1 and 0.1 mmt respectively.

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Most experts in the crop acreage game are predictOur info is telling us a 5 to 10 ing significant reduction in U.S. corn acres next year, percent increase in soybean acres. with a corresponding increase in U.S. soybean acres. That’s a hefty bump but we’re We’re still 90 days or more from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first planting intentions report, but coming off a good seed producalready prognosticators are pitching corn acres tion year. shrinking as much as 3 million, with soybeans gobbling up most of that difference. — Chris Elfering Will there be enough soybean seed to cover the jump in acres? Representatives of two major soybean seed processors say “yes.” bags so mini-bulks of 40 Chris Elfering, general manager of the Remto 50 units and true ington Seed plant at Olivia, Minn., said, “it bulk is the rest of distrilooks like we’ll have plenty of seed even to bution,” Knoke said. accommodate the expanded acreage projected John Baize for 2014. Our info is telling us a 5 to 10 percent Bruce Knoke Elfering indicated a increase in soybean acres. That’s a hefty bump rapid increase in the but we’re coming off a good seed production year.” amount of “true bulk” deliveries from their Olivia Remington Seeds currently operates eight soybean plant. These rigs are hopper-bottom semis hauling plants. about 800 units per truck and, again, a unit being Bruce Knoke, general manager of Precision Soya, 140K of soybean seeds in a bag. also at Olivia, said, “we have a good supply of soyKnoke said their customers dictate “new genetics” into bean seed across the Midwest (Precision Soya oper- contract seed production, and rightly so, since it’s the ates 10 plants located in five states). We mostly had soybean farmer’s purchases that really determine trend timely rains. A few planting delays this spring but lines in new soybean varieties. And change is happening weather mostly straightened out during the growing quicker. “Varieties just don’t last as long anymore,” he season. We ended up well above crop plan.” said. Better quality soybean seed also seems apparent. Both Remington and Precision Soya acknowledge “Germinations are good,” Knoke said. “We started the popular acceptance of seed treatments for soyconditioning our seed in November. Germs are run- beans, but neither does seed treatments at their conning 95 percent-plus for our northern regions.” He ditioning facility. acknowledged that in their southern regions of Ken“Because of the multitude of different products tucky, southern Illinois and Missouri, some 85 pernow available,” Elfering said, “treatment downcent germ seed gets packaged. They start shipping stream closer to the end-user works best. That right after Thanksgiving, and seed goes directly to avoids the potential of a warehouse of treated seed dealers, retail stores or some to central warehouse with no place to go.” locations for later farm delivery. Both men agree farmers are buying into the added Elfering, too, said germs are significantly better value of using treated seed. “When you’re talking than the drought-stressed product of the past two $16 to $17 seed costs, getting some extra protection seasons. “Seed quality is up this year. Seed coats are seems like money well spent, growers tell us,” Elferharder. We’re enthused about the product we’ll be ing said. “Capture just a couple more bushels, and putting into the marketplace.” that ‘X’ factor to the bottom line goes up signifiBoth of these conditioning plants reported minibulk and true bulk handling is replacing most of the State Bank of Gibbon is looking for good bagged soybean seed. “We’re less than 20 percent quality Real Estate Mortgage Loans now packaged into our 140K (140,000-kernel) paper

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Soybean seed dealer offers suggestion: ‘Get yours early’ SEED, from pg. 11 • Soymeal imports by EU-28 were increased by 500,000 mt to 20.6 mmt and its domestic soymeal demand was increased by 5000,000 mt to 29.43 mmt. • The forecast for global soybean ending stocks by Aug. 31, 2014, was increased by only 390,000 mt to 70.62 mmt. • Bottom line is that 56.6 percent of U.S. soybeans produced in 2013 will be exported either as whole soybeans, soymeal or soyoil. Baize’s report showed U.S. exporters already had sold over 95 percent of the USDA’s projected soybean exports

for the entire marketing year. Note that domestic soymeal demand has fallen by over 4 mmt. Why? Because of increased dried distillers grains with solubles consumption, however, thanks to ever-expanding soybean and soymeal exports, ending stocks are not likely squeezing domestic prices. According to the Baize report, U.S. exports traditionally grind to a near halt once South American supplies kick into the world market in the February to March timeframe. But this might be a longer slowdown in 2014 because Argentine, Brazilian and Paraguayan growers will be harvesting what is projected to be a record crop.

Moving all those beans to market is a real challenge in South America — importers simply brace for the logistical logjam due to inadequate road and seaport facilities. Sometimes deliveries from the field take seven to 10 days per truck. This is why traders seem bullish on soymeal prices during the opening quarter of 2014, and why soymeal prices for March delivery have advanced alongside prices for immediate shipment. Also, despite rumors, China will continue to be the biggest buyer of U.S. soybeans, with 26 million tons forecast to be exported to China from September 2013 to August 2014, according to the U.S. Soybean Export

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Council at its Shanghai office. China will import nearly 70 million tons of soybeans from all sources while producing 15 million tons domestically. Soybeans generate more revenue than any other commodity exported from the United States to China. Final results of the soybean seed supply question won’t be answered until planters are back in the shed next spring. But with soybeans at this stage looking like the “best” revenue generator for 2014, look for lots of marketing action. As one dealer suggested, “get yours early.” ❖

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Seed treatments becoming a routine practice the soil? A: I wouldn’t go so far as to say that. Mother Nature seems to have a way of keeping ahead of us. But within the root zone and growing zone of that plant we certainly are doing a much better job of protecting those roots and young plants. Q: Are there any planting issues with treated seed? A: Depending upon the seed treatment, the addition of a talc or graphite might improve seed drop accuracy. But mostly these treatments are very low fuse rates; the AI (active ingredient) is very low so plantability is not an issue. Q: Is this entire area of micro biologics becoming the next chapter in how to maximize yields? A: There are micro biologics out there that growers are using in combination with seed treatments but until I see more data, more results, I would say that chapter is still waiting to unfold. Q: Can you give a ballpark figure on what your seed treatment package costs?

A: It depends on the brands and combinations being used. We shoot for a 3-to-1 return on our products. With the efficacy of these new products coming on the market, I would encourage growers to give them a good look. With increasing seed costs, it simply becomes more logical to consider products that protect that investment. Q: Is U.S. agriculture leading the way on the adoption of seed treatments? A: The United States is a very mature market for seed treatments in corn and soybeans. Those markets are highly penetrated. However South America, particularly Brazil and Argentina, are on a fast track for seed treatment adoption. Because of their more moderate, almost tropical, weather, they have a unique pest and disease problem that has caused seed treatments to just explode. For more information, log on to www.syngenta.com or e-mail Foley at patrick.foley@sygenta.com. ❖

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Q: Are soybean seed treatments now a regular strategy? A: Yes, today roughly 80 percent of the soybeans planted in America are now treated, be that a fungicide, insecticide or now the newest nematacides. Q: Is an integrated solutions route (all pesticides combined into a single product treatment) preferred? A: Definitely. It started as just the single fungicide treatment; then the insecticides were added and now the newest entry is the nematacides. Soybean cyst nematode becoming so prevalent and so detrimental has been a driving force. Q: Is viability still intact next spring even with fall seed treatments? A: This depends upon the seed treatment but for the most part we can now treat soybeans early and store them over a continued period of time. Q: With this advent of seed treatments are we, in fact, cleaning up

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Thanks to a few years of commodity profits, soybean seed treatments are now an almost routine event. As you might expect, there are a host of products and treatment packages to protect against a host of yield-damaging parasites. Soybean cyst nematodes, for example, remain an expensive pest — crippling yields to the tune of $1.5 billion — and a major target of treatments. At a late-November open house at Albert Lea Seed House, Pat Foley, Syngenta key account lead for Seed Care, talked about soybean seed treatments in general, and specifically Syngenta’s Clariva Complete Beans. He told the audience that their fallapplied seed treatments would be strongly viable next spring, and to not be concerned about “shelf time” when it comes to modern seed treatments. The following is from a question and answer session with Foley.

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U.S. reps tell Obama, EPA to increase biodiesel RFS Fifty-four members of Congress representing 24 states called on the Obama administration Dec. 18 to boost its proposal for biodiesel production under the renewable fuel standard in 2014. Biodiesel — made from a diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats — is the first Environmental Protection Agency-designated advanced biofuel to reach commercial-scale production nationwide. It is on pace for record production of 1.7 billion gallons this year. Yet in its recent RFS draft, the EPA proposed reducing biodiesel production to 1.28 billion gallons for 2014 and 2015. In a letter led by U.S. Reps. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, and Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., the U.S. representatives — a bipartisan group representing districts from California to Iowa to Florida — called on the administration to establish an RFS volume that is at least consistent with this year’s anticipated production of 1.7 billion gallons. The letter was sent to the EPA and other administration officials. “It is clear that biodiesel has been a great RFS success story,” the lawmakers write. “It has exceeded RFS targets in each year and is clearly poised to do so again in 2013. This type of reduction could have very damaging repercussions. It could result in dozens of biodiesel facilities shutting down permanently and ceasing production. “We would strongly urge you to continue your support for this developing and fragile industry with a reasonable increase in the RFS volume requirement for 2014 and responsible growth in the

future,” the letter states. A similar letter was sent in November from 32 U.S. senators. The National Biodiesel Board, the industry trade association, has warned that the EPA proposal will lead to a sharp drop in production, creating layoffs and plant closures. The proposal also sends a devastating signal to investors that threatens future growth in the industry, while damaging prospects for other future alternatives to petroleum. “The recent proposal by the EPA was an unnecessary and unwise setback to an industry that continues to surpass expectations and supports 62,200 jobs and nearly $17 billion in total economic impact,” Latham said. “The repercussions of such a shortsighted proposal could be devastating to the biodiesel industry; the many men and women it employees; and to necessary future investment. America must continue to recognize the impressive growth of biodiesel over the past few years and the critical role it has played in improving our nation’s energy security, creating more competition and providing American consumers with more options at the pump.” McIntyre said “we have made great strides toward reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil while diversifying the feedstocks we use to produce renewables, particularly in the biodiesel industry. The EPA must take into account the current production of biodiesel fuels before altering the volume requirements for the upcoming years. We are calling upon the administration to set the RFS volume at a common-sense level so that we save jobs and create a

sustainable energy future for the next generation.” Anne Steckel, NBB’s vice president of federal affairs, said, “I think this letter reflects a growing consensus that the EPA got it wrong on biodiesel in this proposal and should reconsider the draft and increase the volume to reflect actual market conditions. I want to thank all the lawmakers who signed it, and particularly Reps. Latham and McIntyre for their strong leadership.” Biodiesel is the first and only commercial-scale fuel produced across the U.S. to meet the EPA’s definition as an advanced biofuel — meaning the EPA has determined that it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent when compared with petroleum diesel. Produced in nearly every state in the country, the industry has exceeded RFS requirements in every year of the program, producing more than 1 billion gallons annually since 2011. It is on pace to produce at least 1.7 billion gallons in 2013, supporting more than 62,000 jobs nationwide. This article was submitted by the National Biodiesel Board. ❖

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believer in trade — that’s where the future is for American agriculture.” With a predicted world population of more than 9 billion by 2050, what will be the role of government in agriculture? “I see biotechnology as being a key component in increasing world crop production,” Yost said. “That tells me government has to be supportive of these new inputs. Yes, assuring the safety of this technology but allowing it to happen is imperative as agriculture leaps into this next era. Nutritious and safe food produced in a sustainable manner is the bottom line.” He acknowledged the financial risks of research and development of new See YOST, pg. 16

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By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer “Agriculture is changing so rapidly,” said Mike Yost, “it is presumptuous to think a new farm bill will be crafted that satisfies everyone. The reality is that the farm bill is usually reactive rather than proactive.” Yost is a Murdock, Minn.,-area farmer with experience in federal politics, serving as administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service from March 2006 to January 2009. Interviewed at last autumn’s Minnesota Agri-Growth Council annual meeting, Yost voiced concern over a “growing ignorance” by Washington bureaucrats of American agriculture. “We all know that the farm bill is driven by the food assistance program and other things unrelated to production agriculture,” Yost said, suggesting the two should be divorced. “Today the

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‘Foreign farmers offer stiff global competition’ YOST, from pg. 15 products but said government should be involved with the necessary rules and regulations to validate new technology. Speaking as an experienced farmer and politician, Yost maintains “the marketplace is always right at the end of the day” — suggesting that if new technology doesn’t enhance the economics of farming, farmers aren’t likely to buy. Yost is emphatic about the importance of food safety. “We need proper rules and transparent rules,” he said, “plus the regulations need to be based on sound science. Much the same with APHIS

(Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) making certain new technology doesn’t harm; even EPA needs to have some ‘enforcement’ capabilities.” Relating to the various USDA programs to assist young people in getting into farming, Yost said much of the challenge has to do with tax codes, creating an economic incentive for an older farmer to help someone get started. “But I also wonder if this ‘sole proprietor’ label that has somehow become the bread and butter of farming is not realistic anymore,” he said. “This might mean partnerships with off-the-farm investors. Any

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Dover Edgerton Jackson Janesville Cannon Falls Sleepy Eye Average: Year Ago Average:

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Grain Outlook Livestock Angles China GMO move Livestock markets complicated end on up note

Grain Angles Tax planning a necessary evil The year-end holiday schedule is busy for everyone, and when you add the need to manage finances for your farming operation to the already busy season it can become almost overwhelming. Tax planning for 2013 has probably been as difficult as any year we’ve experienced recently. This year, crop producers have had to manage many unusual taxable income events resulting from the extreme market price fluctuations and the prevent-plant situation producers experienced in many areas. Confirming that your tax preparer understands all the taxation issues related to these events is important. For many, DAREL NESS even after working diligently to AgStar Assistant VP manage it, the taxable income Financial Services and income tax due will still be Rochester, Minn. higher than expected. So if taxable incomes are higher than usual for a lot of producers, does that translate to 2013 being an above-average year for real profitability of our operations? Well, given all the above-mentioned events in 2013, I would challenge producers to take the steps necessary to drive down to the true earnings of their operation. I think most will find a sizable difference between taxable income and real profit. Unfortunately, the only way to know the real or accrual earnings for a tax year involves adding one more thing to the list of things to do at year-end. Consistently completing an accurate balance sheet or financial statement at tax year-end is a critical piece in determining the profitability of your operation; it contains the information necessary to con-

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The livestock markets finished the year on a positive note. The cattle were making all-time new price highs and the hog market outlook was improving based upon the U.S. Department of Agriculture projections for the upcoming months. Cattle in the last weeks of December were garnering new high prices live and dressed basis the Midwest as packers stepped to accumulate live inventory. The supplies of cattle remain fairly tight and this has forced the packers to compete for the animals on the show lists to meet their slaughter needs. This supply of cattle is not anticipated to JOE TEALE expand in the months ahead. Broker The other side of the coin, so to Great Plains Commodity Afton, Minn. speak, is that demand for beef has continued to shrink. This situation has been a battleground all year and is expected to remain so in the foreseeable future. The futures market has been anticipating the supply deficit for quite some time as managed money has been flowing into the long side of the market in recent days. The problem will become that beef prices at the retail level in comparison to other competitive meats is abnormally high. With advent of all the new taxes and changes in healthcare costs, the consumer will lose disposable income which could hurt beef demand even further. With packers already in the red with margins, it will lend itself to an interesting cattle market in the weeks and months ahead. Producers should protect inventories whenever given the opportunity. The hog market has seen prices slide to lower lev-

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Editor’s note: Tim Emslie, CHS Hedging market analyst, is sitting in this week for Phyllis Nystrom, the regular “Grain Outlook” columnist. CORN — The export side of the corn market was the focus of trade during the holiday-shortened trading week. The problem of China’s earlier rejection of corn containing an unapproved GMO variety was compounded by word that a shipment of dried distillers’ grain had been rejected for the same reason. Even though the amount rejected was small, a stricter testing regimen would be instituted as well. U.S. DDG exports to China for TIM EMSLIE September and October were CHS Hedging Inc. 1.03 million metric tons, or the St. Paul weight-equivalent of about 40.4 million bushels. For those most recent two months for which data are available, China accounted for about 60 percent of U.S. DDG exports. The corn rejected by China was diverted to other Asian customers (at a considerable financial loss), but there is not the same capacity to absorb DDG supplies among other existing customers. From the U.S. perspective, China’s newfound fastidiousness over this particular variety of GMO is a bit surprising. Because it was thought that its presence in U.S. supplies was well-known, many are assuming that the rejections are motivated by market considerations rather than by scientific concerns. Of course the issue is multi-faceted, but the relationship between three different prices is crucial for insight into the Chinese corn market dynamics: the Chinese government’s support price, local Chinese market


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Crush margins strong; market well-supported EMSLIE, from pg. 17 prices, and the price of imported corn as determined by world markets. Since 2008-09, the Chinese market price has generally been above the support price enough to prevent large-scale government buying/stockpiling. Stockpiles accumulated during 2008-09 were sold down a couple of years later, and there was some intervention buying by the government early in 2012-13. The world price of corn has likewise generally been below Chinese prices by a modest amount, producing a steady if not huge flow of imports. What’s changed is that the Chinese market price is now below the scheduled increase in the support price, and the world market price plunged well below the Chinese market price with the improved 2013 harvest. Domestic demand for corn will continue to grow, but Chinese officials may be sensitive to the risk that a situation similar to the one that occurred in cotton may occur. When the Chinese farm price was dragged below the support price by even cheaper world prices, the government ended up buying 4.7 mmt of cotton for reserves during 2012. In sum, our view is that the key relationship from the Chinese government’s perspective is to keep the local price above the support price. One way to do that would be to restrict imports of cheaper corn. In the long run, trade barriers that are perceived to be arbitrary from the exporter’s perspective can actually increase the cost of imports, as well as introduce an additional element of volatility. What that means in this case is that an effective halt in Chinese imports now could presage a surge in imports later on as demand increases.

While the specter of Chinese corn cancellations hangs over the market, the weekly export sales were actually the largest in seven weeks at 1.5 mmt. Japan and South Korea were the top two buyers. Weekly ethanol production was off 2,000 barrels per day to 926,000 barrels per day. That’s above the average pace needed from here forward to hit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 4,950 mb corn use estimate. OUTLOOK: For the week, the March contract was down 5.75 cents and the December contract was down 5.5 cents. The week’s technical performance was not particularly meaningful due partly to the low volume and the hold above the previous week’s low. From the longer-term view, the March contract continues to hold above its own harvest-time low and the low set by the now-expired December contract. This should keep additional new selling pressure from fund traders to a minimum. On the other hand, overhead resistance remains formidable on the charts with the first key resistance at $4.40 3/4. The next fundamental look from the USDA will be the critical Jan. 10 supply-demand report that incorporates the quarterly stocks numbers. SOYBEANS — The soybean market traded lower this week in something of a weather market focused on Argentina. Weather in Argentina is increasing in importance with hot temperatures most of this week. Relief is in the forecast, however, a negative price factor during the week. That said, soybeans in Argentina are still weeks away from the most critical growing period. The initial reaction in the soybean complex on news of China’s rejection of DDGs containing unap-

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Hog, pig report seen as bullish TEALE, from pg. 17 els in the last few weeks of the year. The pork cutouts have basically led the way to lower prices for live hogs as the quantities of pork have been plentiful. However, there has been some friendly news from the USDA on Friday with release of the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. The findings are as follows: all hogs and pigs, 99 percent; kept for breeding, 99 percent; kept for marketing, 99 percent; September-to-November pig crop, 100 percent. These results were seen as friendly to bullish as each was below analysts’ pre-report estimates. Because of these estimates, the hog market is likely to find some underlying support and close the disparity between hog prices and cattle prices. Another interesting fact released by the USDA was the Cold Storage report several weeks ago which indicated a draw-down of pork products in storage. These reports could bring an end to the price slump in the live hog prices. With the futures well above the current hog index, producers should be aware of the premiums available and use to their advantage. ❖

proved GMO was to sell off meal prices. The thinking is that the closing off of the export outlet for DDGs will increase domestic supply and consequently competition with soy meal. The counter is that protein demand in China may pull more soymeal if DDGs are restricted. Weekly export sales were up from the previous week at 720,000 mt. The daily reporting system was active showing sales to unknown and Egypt, including 120,000 mt for 2014-15. The January-to-March bean spread as we head into the delivery period for the January contract strengthened 9.75 cents during the week to a 17.75cent inverse, suggesting support for the market. OUTLOOK: For the week, the January contract was down 7.5 cents at $13.31 1/2. The low each of the last four weeks has been in the $13.10 to $13.20 range which is support. The December high of $13.53 1/2 is resistance. Beyond the usual weather issues from South America this time of year, how the Chinese corn-DDG situation is resolved has important implications for the soybean market. Right now, crush margins are strong, suggesting a well-supported market, but if DDG supplies back up into the domestic market it could threaten meal demand and crush margins. Tim’s tidbits: The wheat markets continued their relentless march lower during the Christmas week. Minneapolis and Kansas City were the most incorrigible in their losing ways, declining 15.75 cents and 13 cents, respectively, while Chicago managed to close higher one day — Friday — to finish the week down just 4.5 cents. This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of CHS Hedging Inc. and should be considered a solicitation. ❖

Capture year-end balances early NESS, from pg. 17 vert your cash earnings (tax returns) into accrual earnings. Accrual-adjusted earnings represent the true earnings of a business; they incorporate cash income and expense along with adjustments for changes in inventory, receivables, payables and prepaid expenses among other things. Let’s face it, producers need to be making management decisions off accrual earnings, not cash earnings. In order for a financial statement to be useful for reconciling earnings, it needs to be done on the exact date the cash income and expense period ends, which for most falls at year-end. A simple example of how an accrual adjustment this year can have a large impact on your earnings would be your change in grain inventory value from 2012 year-end to 2013 year-end. Let’s say you had 20,000 bushels of 2012 corn in storage last year-end and it was valued at $7/bushel and this year-end you have 20,000 bushels of 2013 corn in storage at a value of $4.20/bushel. This constitutes a $56,000 decrease in inventory value even with the bushel inventory holding constant. This inventory decrease results in a negative $56,000 adjustment to your net cash profit. As you can see, the inventory entry can have a large

impact for many producers just from the commodity price change alone. There may also be some atypical things to capture this year, like prepaid expenses (including carryover prepaids not used this year because of the prevent-plant situation), multi-peril crop insurance payments earned but not yet received, deferred grain contract receivables and also make a note regarding any crop insurance payments received (like prevent-plant or hail insurance) where the income was received in 2013 but will be deferred to 2014 for tax purposes. Trying to reconstruct a year-end financial statement at a later date can be difficult and many times, that is when errors are made that can drastically impact its usefulness as it relates to reconciling with earnings. So do yourself, and maybe your lender, a favor by capturing these year-end balances before too much time passes. The year-end financial statement also serves as the starting point for next year; let’s hope there are a far less crop production challenges in 2014. AgStar Financial Services is a cooperative owned by client stockholders. As part of the Farm Credit System, AgStar has served 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with a wide range of financial products and services for more than 95 years. ❖


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feed costs, the national average cost to produce milk fell for the second consecutive month, declining to its lowest level since April 2012. All cost estimates are based on total farm costs per hundredweight of milk sold. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly Milk Cost of Production report showed purchased feed costs ($6.32 per hundredweight of milk sold) were the primary driver, down $1.49 compared to October ($7.81), and down $1.83/cwt. from November 2012 ($8.14). Other than feed, virtually all operating and allocated overhead costs were pretty much unchanged from October 2013 and November 2012. The preliminary November average total cost was $24.50/cwt., down $1.84 from October ($26.34) and down $2.41/cwt. from November 2012 ($26.91). ■ Jerry Dryer, editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst, doesn’t put much stock in the drop in the cash butter price. Speaking in Friday’s DairyLine, Dryer said he doesn’t see butter “doing its typical seasonal crash,” and credits

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U.S. competitiveness to sell into the global market will likely keep butter prices somewhat supported in the near term. Cheese stocks saw a fairly typical decline between October and November, Meyer said, and “based on the upward price trend of Chicago Mercantile Exchange block cheese prices over the past six weeks as well as reports of strong export demand, November ending stocks can be considered slightly bearish after the wave of bullish news this market has absorbed over the past month.” Meyer believes domestic cheese demand has “suffered from historically high prices in November and December, which caused stocks to decline a bit less than expected. ... mild cheddar availability has tightened as milk production in many cheese-producing regions of the U.S. remains sluggish. Based on stronger global demand for milk powders and the wide spread between Class IV and Class III milk prices, any excess milk typically available this time of year will move to the dryers and not to the cheese vat.” ■ Dairy farmers will be seeing better bottomlines. DairyBusiness Update reports that, on the strength of lower

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This column was written ■ for the marketing week endHigh Ground Dairy’s Eric ing Dec. 27. Meyer said butter inventoCash dairy traders got the ries have been through a lot shivers or a warm heart, the past year. He reports depending on which side of the that, between November market they’re on, from this 2012 and May, butter stocks week’s November Cold Storgrew from 127.3 million to age report. The data showed 322 million pounds, up 195 strong seasonal drawdowns, million pounds. This is a MIELKE MARKET particularly in butter stocks record, he said, both for the WEEKLY from October and a year ago steepest six-month inventory By Lee Mielke — in fact the highest monthly build and for the most manubutter drawdown in 20 facturer-held stocks in a years according to the single month. Daily Dairy Report. “But, thanks to a combiThe Nov. 30 butter inventory stood at nation of a lull in prices this summer 121.4 million pounds, according to pre- along with strong exports and weakerliminary data, down 60.4 million pounds than-expected milk production over the or 33 percent from October and 5.9 mil- past three months, butter inventories lion pounds or 5 percent below Novem- have been decimated and have lost more ber 2012. Revisions added 8 million than 200 million pounds since May. Cold pounds to the original October estimate. storage warehouses cannot be happy with The October butter inventory was origi- this reversal of fortune,” Meyer wrote. nally reported to be up 20 percent from He adds the caveat that, “while the October 2012 and 19 percent above Sep- decline has certainly been impressive, tember 2012. 121.4 million pounds of butter in storage American-type cheese, at 616.1 million at the end of November is not historically pounds, was down 10.1 million pounds or tight. This was the first time since July 2 percent from October, but 4.4 million or ’11 that stocks declined versus the previ1 percent above a year ago. The total ous year but overall, November ending cheese inventory stood at 998.5 million stocks were above 2009 and 2010 levels pounds, down 21.2 million or 2 percent by 51 million and 28 million pounds, from October but 12.6 million pounds or respectively.” He believes that weaker1 percent above November 2012. than-anticipated milk production and

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have invented some strength in butter markets in the rest new math.” He admits that his own of the world. He reports that “the Rustracking and numbers agree that October sians seem to have an insatiable disappearance was strong. He reported appetite and the butter price in that almost 19 billion pounds of milk and Europe is over $2 per pound because dairy products were used on a milk equivthey’re supplying that Russian maralent basis, up about 4.6 percent from a ket.” He adds that they’re even here buying butter so he sees “solid footing year ago when October 2012 disappearfor at least for a couple more months.” ance was up 4.3 percent from 2011. Dryer said he “doesn’t put a whole lot Dryer concurs with DBU editor Dave of stock in the monthly numbers Natzke’s view on October commercial because there can be little glitches in disappearance possibly being at record the data and commercial disappearance levels. I asked about the questions is a residual number, but you step back raised over last month’s USDA comand it’s still very impressive.” And, commercial disappearance data and Dryer mercial disappearance was up 3.9 persaid, “the USDA numbers are a little cent over the most recent three months, bit goofy on occasion. They apparently

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strong.” When asked what this means for prices and how long we’ll see $2 cheese, Dryer said, “I can’t answer the $2 cheese number but I can tell you that I think prices are going to remain elevated, well above historic levels, well into the first quarter, maybe all the way through the first quarter driven by strong commercial disappearance, which includes both good sales here in the U.S. and very, very strong exports.” ■ Milk production across the United States is moving off of seasonal lows, the USDA said. Much of the country is seeing some increased flow. Eastern, Southern and Midwest levels are slowly increasing, while the Northwest remains flat. California is improving, but increases are said to be lower and later than comparable years. Good Class I demand in anticipation for holiday needs was restricting milk to manufacturing plants. School closings for the holidays was expected to free up some increased supplies. The midweek holiday should not cause much of an interruption

for milk handlers, according to the DMN, and problems were not expected with moving milk to manufacturers. The DMN also reported that Australian milk production continues along the usual seasonal decline. Good weather, along with good producer margins and favorable water storage, should boost endof-season milk production. There is general consensus that Australia’s seasonal output will be down 1 to 2 percent from a year ago. New Zealand milk production in October was reported by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand at 3,157,000 tons, up 5.4 percent from October last year and 9.2 percent higher than two years ago. Looking “back to the futures,” the first quarter 2014 pack average was at $16.99/cwt. on Nov. 1; $17.33 on Nov. 29; $18.08 on Dec. 13; $19.17 on Dec. 20, and was hovering around $18.97 late-morning Dec. 27. Second quarter 2014 averaged $16.89 on Nov. 29; $18.08 on Dec. 6; $17.52 on Dec. 13; $18.19 on Dec. 20, and was hovering around $18.04 late-morning Dec. 27. Lee Mielke is a syndicated columnist who resides in Everson, Wash. His weekly column is featured in newspapers across the country and he may be reached at lkmielke@juno.com. ❖

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Jan. 13 Award Reception (Invitation only) 5-6:30 p.m. Hilton Hotel, Room Symphony III Taste of Elegance (Invitation only) 6:30 p.m. Hilton Ballroom D-G Emcee: Tom Rothman Sponsors: Gislason & Hunter LLC, Hubbard Feeds Inc., Lime Valley Advertising Inc., Community Bank, Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. Jan. 14 Pork Congress Registration opens 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center — Mezzanine Level Tradeshow opens 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center — Exhibit Hall A Antibiotic Residues: Methodology, Withdrawal Time and Incidences 9:30-10 a.m. L100 H Speaker: Steve Larson The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders Have and 8 Pillars to Build It Yourself 10-11:30 a.m. L100 F&G Speaker: David Horsager Sponsor: AgStar PEDV, PRRS and Influenza: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their Risk Noon-1:30 p.m. L100 F&G Speakers: Lisa Becton, Montserrat Torremorell and David Wright

gance, a pork culinary competition. Pork Congress admission Award recipients and retiring exec$10 advanced registration utive board members will be recogAdvanced-registration deadline: Jan. 3 nized that night as well at the $15 at the door Awards Recognition Reception. Trade show hours yourself. His high- Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This year’s honorees are Environenergy, engaging pres- Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. mental Stewards, Jeffrey and Benentation will have Minneapolis Convention Center jamin Scholl of Trimont; Pork Proattendees walking moter of the Year, Sylvia Wolters of away with concrete Pipestone; Swine Manager of the steps they can use to improve their lives and careers. Year, Ben Clark of New Fashion Pork; Family of the Other seminars include: Antibiotic Residues: Year, the FitzSimmons family of Mapleton and DisMethodology, Withdrawal Times and Incidences; a tinguished Service, Mark Greenwood of AgStar. panel on PEDV, PRRS and Influenza; Antibiotics and Executive board members who will be retiring Food Safety presented by former Undersecretary for from the Minnesota Pork Board are Tim Steuber of Food Safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fairmont and Pat Thome of Adams. Those retiring Richard Raymond; A Benchmark Analysis of Produc- from the Minnesota Pork Producers Association tion and Financial Measures; Global Markets and Executive Board are Rick Grommersch of Nicollet the impact they have on pork production and what to and Brandon Schaefer of Goodhue. expect for the 2014 Minnesota Legislative Session. For seminar specifics, exhibitor listing, hotel inforThe annual Manure Applicators Workshop takes mation and maps, log on to www.mnpork.com/porkplace from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. congress or call (800) 537-7675. Minnesota Pork On Jan. 13 at the Minneapolis Hilton, the Min- Congress is hosted by the Minnesota Pork Producers ❖ nesota Pork board will host the annual Taste of Ele- Association.

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Minnesota Pork Congress, the Midwest’s best swine specific tradeshow and educational event, will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The tradeshow, seminars and social events provide pig farmers, barn managers, farm employees and other pork enthusiasts with up-to-date information on what is happening in the pork industry. Minnesota Pork Congress hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 14 and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 15. Admission is $15 per person. The tradeshow will feature 155 companies with 251 booths exhibiting equipment and services specifically geared toward those who own, manage and care for pigs. This year’s seminar highlights will include keynote speaker David Horsager, MA, CSP, business strategist and author, who will present “The Trust Edge” what top leaders have and eight pillars to build it

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“Minnesota pork producers are some of the best in the world, because they are willing to share insight on what they are doing to help others get better,” Greenwood said.

It is easy to see the love and dedication that Greenwood has for the swine industry. He has written many artiSee DISTINGUISHED, pg. 25

Pork Congress schedule SCHEDULE, from pg. 21 Manure Applicator Workshop Noon-3:30 p.m. M100 D, E, F&G Speaker: Multiple NPPC Strategic Update and Listening Session (SIP/MPPA partners only) 2-3 p.m. L100 H Speaker: Neil Dierks Antibiotics and Food Safety: Perceptions vs. Reality 4-5 p.m. L100 F&G Speaker: Richard Raymond Sponsor: John Morrell Evening Social Hour 5:15 p.m. Hilton Salons D-G Sponsor: Zoetis and Hormel Jan. 15 Pork Congress Registration 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center Mezzanine Level

Tradeshow 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center Exhibit Hall A Benchmark Analysis of Production and Financial Measures Across Nursery, Finishing and Wean-to-Finish Closeouts in North America 9:30-10:30 a.m. L100 F&G Speaker: Tom Stein Global Markets: How Would Grain Dynamics and Pork Economics Impact Your Operation 11 a.m.-Noon L100 F&G Speaker: Joe Kerns Legislative Update 12:30-1:30 p.m. L100 H Speakers: Rep. Tim Faust, Rep. David FitzSimmons and Sen. David Hann Sponsor: Farm Bureau Minnesota Pork Congress closes at 1:30 p.m. ❖

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As an international leader in on where the industry is and the swine industry, Mark what we need to do to conGreenwood’s commitment and tinue to be successful in the service to pork producers make long term. He has also been him most deserving of the Minquoted in numerous national nesota Pork Board’s 2014 Disand local publications and tinguished Service Award. has given testimony to the House of Representatives Born and raised on a hog farm in southern Minnesota, Green- Mark Greenwood sub-committee on agriculture about “The Economic Condiwood has worked in the swine industry his entire life where he cur- tions facing the Pork Industry.” His rently serves as a senior vice president passion and enthusiasm for the swine industry is undeniable. for AgStar Financial Services. “Mark is very passionate about the “I love the swine industry and the pork industry and truly wants to find people that work in it,” Greenwood said, “pork producers are some of the solutions for swine producers to sucnicest people I have ever met and I ceed in the business,” said Dale Holmconsider them part of my extended gren, AgStar Board of Directors and pork producer. family.” The swine industry also sees GreenGreenwood works closely with pork wood as a valuable resource. He has producers helping them understand industry trends, evolving animal care spoken at Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, standards and the critical role risk Ohio and North Carolina pork conmanagement plays in today’s pork gresses numerous times and at the World Pork Expo. “I am proud to be industry. associated with where the industry is “We do our best to make sure our at today,” Greenwood said. clients are successful,” Greenwood “Seeing how far we have come and said. how successful our producers are In 2005, he was named as one of today, makes me thankful to be a part National Hog Farmer’s Visionaries of of this industry.” Greenwood also the U.S. pork industry. serves on the Government Relations Greenwood’s knowledge and passion Committee for the National Pork Profor the swine industry is known world- ducers Council, is a member of Pork wide. He has had the opportunity to Alliance and serves on the Feed Availspeak in South America, Europe and ability Taskforce for the National Pork Canada about pork providing insight Board.

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Pork Promoter of the Year Over the past 20 years, Sylvia Wolters has dedicated herself to making a difference within the pork industry. “It’s not about my personal efforts, we are all in this together,” Wolters said, “my goal is to bring awareness to

the pork industry and make a difference in the lives of the men and women who work in it.” Wolters’ diverse experiences within swine production, food service and retail, animal health and industry promotions give her a unique perspective

Believe in giving back DISTINGUISHED, from pg. 23 cles and has done numerous interviews promoting pigs and producers. In 2013, he wrote an article, “A lead lenders view of the pork industry” for Benchmark.farms.com and has provided interviews for Fox News and Bloomberg.com.

on how to reach consumers. Wolters has been employed by Pipestone System for the past 16 years currently working in the Public Relations and Marketing Department. That experience earned her the 2014 Minnesota Pork Industry’s Pork Promoter of Sylvia Wolters the Year honor.

“Sylvia Wolters is a tireless, passionate and extremely talented individual. Her contributions to the swine industry have spanned over 20 years and I know of no one more deserving,” said Luke Minion, CEO of Pipestone Veterinary Clinic and Pipestone System. See PROMOTER, pg. 26

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“I know all of the contributions and personal sacrifices he has made for this industry,” said Janet Basballe of AgStar, but to Greenwood it’s not a sacrifice. “I believe in giving back to the community as much as possible,” he said. “I would not be where I am today if it was not for the swine industry.” ❖

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Wolters: ‘Rewarding to see people’s eagerness to learn’ PROMOTER, from pg. 25 Recognizing the need to share agriculture’s story with not only those living in the Twin Cities but also her rural neighbors, Wolters, on behalf of the Pipestone System, has been the driving force behind the development of Agriculture Learning Centers at the Pipestone and Lincoln county fairs. Modeled after the Minnesota State Fair’s CHS Miracle of Birth Center, the learning centers provide community members with the opportunity to experience agriculture firsthand. “It is very rewarding to see people’s eagerness to learn about agriculture,” Wolters said, “we had employees’ children seeing pigs born for the first time, I didn’t anticipate the impact the learning centers would have, even on our own people.” Sylvia and her husband, Terry, also own a pork grilling and promotion trailer. The trailer had been to 28 events in 2013, showcasing how great pork is and providing an opportunity to educate consumers on how to properly cook pork. In her role with Pipestone System, Wolters has orchestrated several farm tours and open houses for key stakeholders including South Dakota Governor, Dennis Daugaard, Representative Kristi Noem, county commissioners, legislators, school board members and colleges. The days feature farm tours and discussion about relevant issues facing the pork industry.

“These tours provide a great opportunity to connect with local and state influencers answering their questions about pork production,” Wolters said. Wolters also helps others become better advocates for the pork industry. Throughout the year, she visits all of the Pipestone System sow farms to have lunch with employees and discuss how to talk about the pork industry and answer questions of people who are not connected to agriculture. She also encourages youth to become more active and take a role in promoting the industry through events like the Agriculture Learning Centers and FFA. This summer, Wolters worked closely with Minnesota Pork Board staff to update the Oink Booth at the Minnesota State Fair. The vision of the project was to bring elements of the farm to fairgoers who rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to visit a farm in person and to share Minnesota pork producers’ stories through photos. Wolters spent countless hours designing, building and executing the updates. She also volunteered in the Oink Booth nearly every day of the State Fair where it wasn’t unusual for her to have conversations that lasted

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The FitzSimmons Family is also active members of their church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Good Thunder. The family makes up most of the church choir and was instrumental in the renovation of their church. “The FitzSimmons family is dedicated to improving the pork industry; they are motivated spokespeople for farmers on state and national concerns but are very humble,” said Shane Wilson of Protein Sources, “they are very deserving of this award.” ❖

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FAMILY, from pg. 26 Taking an active role in the pork industry at the local, state and national levels has been made a priority for the FitzSimmons Family. They are active members of the Blue Earth and Wright county pork producers associations. At the state level, Pat currently serves as president of the Minnesota Pork Board and Paul is serving as a board member for the Minnesota Pork Producers Association. Mark, a swine veterinarian, has taken an active role in the veterinary community nationally receiving Swine Practitioner of the Year from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians in 2006. “We try to be as active as possible and give back whenever we can,” Pat said. The FitzSimmons Family’s attitude of service extends far beyond the swine industry. They have been a supporters of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, FFA, Mapleton Fire Department, the athletic and academic departments at Maple River High School, Gustavus Adolphus College and Minnesota State University-Mankato. “It is important to support our local community,” Bill said. The family has made countless donations of pork to fundraisers and benefits in the area and has sponsored awards at the Blue Earth County, Tri-County and Minnesota State fairs.

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Comes a long way from never handling a hog Before being hired by New right away,” Clark said. Fashion Pork as a breeding Each day brings with it new technician in 2007, Ben challenges that Clark handles Clark, had never handled a with optimism. His daily tasks pig. range from trouble shooting Just three years later, Clark farrowing issues to developing was named manager of Frekhis employees. In his short ing Sow Farm where he curtime as manager Clark has rently oversees 6,000 sows Ben Clark improved the farm’s born-alive and 25 employees. Now he number average by one pig and has been named the 2014 Minnesota has successfully managed his part in Pork Board Swine Manager of the the farm’s genetic program. Year. Clark’s competitive personality and “I never really found something I eagerness to learn has helped him was interested in until I started work- become a successful manager. “I ing with pigs. I fell in love with it always want to do better, I am never

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numbers are a testament to Ben’s commitment to the animals and his employees.” It is often said that managing pigs is easy but managing people is hard. “I enjoy the challenges that come with working with people,” Clark said. “I take pride in watching my employees develop.” Clark’s commitment to employee development begins at day one. He encourages all new employees to carry a notebook with them to write down the questions they have. Clark then takes time to have one-on-one training with all new employees so he can address any questions or concerns they might have. Clark acknowledges that production competencies and efficiencies are important, but also believes there is more to managing a farm successfully. “Listening is really important,” Clark said, “it is my goal to make sure all employees see that this is their farm too.” Clark is a valued member of the New Fashion Pork team. “Ben is an exemplary employee for New Fashion Pork,” Erickson said, “his dedication to the job, animals and employees has not wavered since he joined the team.” Clark enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their 2-year-old daughter, Carly. He serves as an EMT for the Lakefield Ambulance Service and is part of the Masonic Lodge. ❖

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satisfied with the way things are,” Clark said, “I love to learn so I can continue to improve.” Clark is currently enrolled in the National Pork Board’s Professional Swine Manager Program where he has had the opportunity to sharpen his pig and people management skills. Throughout his six years working with New Fashion Pork, he has taken many opportunities to develop professionally. A couple opportunities he found particularly helpful were the University of Minnesota’s artificial insemination workshop and the annual Workforce Conference hosted by the Minnesota Pork Board. Clark feels it is critical to pass the knowledge he gains on to his employees making sure they stay up-to-date on what is happening in the industry and continue to develop professionally as well. Each month Clark and his employees review their farm’s records comparing them to other sow farms within New Fashion Pork. Reviewing records allows them to identify areas where they are doing well and where there are opportunities to improve. Clark’s attitude of continuous improvement has helped to consistently improve the production and profitability of the farm. “Each day Ben strives to better himself and his crew,” said Emily Erickson, Animal Well Being and Quality Assurance manager with New Fashion Pork. “The farm’s production

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nature for farmers.” The Scholl family has always been a leader in environmental sustainability. In the 1970s they were stocking the land with native wildlife, maintaining buffer strips and planting trees. When wind power was introduced into Martin County, the Scholl Family was one of the first to invest in 28 wind towers that today generate power on their land. The Scholl brothers have always looked to maximize the benefits from the manure generated from the custom finishing barns. In order to utilize the manure most efficiently they purchased manure tankers a number of years ago and recently chose to upgrade to a towed hose application system. “Stone Lake Farms and the Scholl Family will always be looking for the next innovation,” said Bill Crawford, environmental manager for Preferred Capital Management. “Technology has allowed us to be more precise which has helped preserve the land we live on,” Jeffrey said. Every spring fields are soil sampled to determine the exact amount of nutrients the field needs to be productive.

The Scholl family utilizes University of Minnesota recommendations to determine a nutrient management plan for every field on their farm. Corn and soybeans are planted on rotation and in narrow rows in order to more efficiently utilize nutrients within the soil. They also have buffer strips around all open water, do not cultivate highly erodible parts of the farm and plant trees around the farm to improve wildlife habitat and air quality. They also have 80 acres that are enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. In order to maximize the available nutrients, the Scholls utilize a towed hose application system to apply manure. “You could walk right behind the toolbar and not get your boots dirty,” Benjamin said, “we want the nutrients to be in the ground.” The manure is constantly tested for nutrient levels

and manure pits are inspected annually to ensure everything is up to code. The Scholls’ conservation efforts are also evident in the pig barns. They utilize the most efficient watering nipples to reduce water waste, manage the barn’s air temperature to ensure it is the ideal environment for the pigs to grow efficiently and manage feeders in order to minimize feed waste. “It is great to see the full circle: the manure is used to fertilize the crops, the crops are used to feed the pigs and the pigs create the manure,” Jeffrey said. Contributing to the long-term viability and sustainability of their farm and rural communities is extremely important to the Scholls. “We live here too,” Benjamin said, “we need to do what we can to ensure our communities are a great place to live now and in the future.” ❖

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Jeffrey and Benjamin Scholl feel privileged to utilize the latest innovations in agriculture to ensure their farm will be sustainable for generations to come. The Scholls are the Minnesota Pork Board 2014 Environmental Stewards of the Year award recipients. “As farmers, we have a closer connection with the environment than most people,” Jeffrey said, “it is our goal to make sure our farm is around for future generations.” Stone Lake Farms is a partnership between the Scholl brothers. Together they farm 3,500 acres of corn and soybeans. Their younger brother, Tyler, and their mother, Roxanne, also own land in the farming operation. Stone Lake Pork is their custom finishing operation and West Cedar Customs is their custom manure application business. In 2003, Jeffrey and Benjamin took over the farming operation shortly after their father passed away. “Our dad was always a leader when it came to the environment,” Ben said, “we are not doing anything out of the ordinary, caring for the environment is second-

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Try some incredible, exquisitely edible egg recipes Cookbook Corner

By SARAH JOHNSON The Land Correspondent I love eggs. Boil ’em, fry ’em, bake ’em in a cake, eggs are so delicious and versatile, I would hate to live in a world without ’em. Eggs are great for breakfast, of course, but I also crave them for lunch and supper omelets, frittatas and skillets. You know those pickled eggs in jars sold at some bars? I’ve been known to eat them, too, given enough beer. Lately I’ve been craving eggs more than usual, and I blame it on the snow. Snow is white, eggs are white, ergo I must have eggs. Recipes abound for delicious egg dishes, but here are a few I chose from a pretty reliable source: the American Egg Board’s IncredibleEgg.org website. Here you can learn how to boil the perfect hardboiled egg and then browse an extensive, kitchen-tested recipe library. ■ This cheesy, spicy, easy and pleasing Mexican Breakfast Skillet rates four out of four “yums” from the Johnson family. I served it with warm tortillas for a portable option, and spiced it up with super-hot salsa for my boys who like to spit fire. This one really hit the spot after a couple of hours in the cold! Fast Mexican Egg & Potato Breakfast Skillet 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups frozen potatoes O’Brien 4 eggs 1/4 cup milk or water

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The Johnson clan gives four out of four ‘yums’ to Fast Mexican Egg & Potato Breakfast Skillet 1/4 teaspoon salt Pepper 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend 1/4 cup salsa 1/4 cup crumbled tortilla chips 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, optional Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add potatoes; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, beat eggs, milk or water, salt and pepper in bowl until blended. Reduce heat to medium. Pour eggs over potatoes. As eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with an inverted turner.

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Continue cooking until eggs are thickened and no visible liquid egg remains; do not stir constantly. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from heat; cover pan. Let stand until cheese is melted. Top with salsa, chips and cilantro. ■ For all you potato lovers out there, this turkey hash has double the pleasure. It’s a savory combination of sweet and russet potatoes, sautéed fresh vegetables and tender poached eggs that will make your morning shine. Sweet Potato Turkey Hash and Poached Eggs Serves 8 3 cups cubed turkey 6 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 1/2 cups russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2 cup white onion, diced 1/4 cup each red and green bell pepper, diced 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper, to taste 16 poached eggs Toast Preheat oven to 400 F. On two separate baking sheets, place the sweet potatoes on one and the russet potatoes on the other. Toss the potatoes with two tablespoons canola oil on each tray, and season with salt and pepper. Bake, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are browned and cooked through. Set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Add the garlic, onion, red and green pepper.

“Sweat” the vegetables until they are tender, about 8 minutes. Add the turkey, roasted potatoes and chopped parsley. Heat through. Serve with poached eggs and toast. Basic Poached Eggs: Heat two to three inches of water in a large saucepan or deep skillet to boiling. Adjust heat to keep liquid boiling gently. Break eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer. Holding dish close to surface, slip egg into water. Cook eggs until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, three to five minutes. Do not stir. Lift eggs from water with slotted spoon. Drain in spoon or on paper towels. Trim any rough edges, if desired. ■ If you’ve never had homemade pudding before, do yourself a favor before you kick the bucket and try it. It’s so much better than the commercial product that words cannot describe. I generally eat about half of it warm right out of the pan with surprisingly little guilt, and the rest I refrigerate and top with granola and fresh fruit in the morning. (You can also use the pudding as a base for various pie fillings. Add bananas, throw it in a pie shell and voila, it’s banana cream pie.) Vanilla Breakfast Pudding Serves 6 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup corn starch 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups milk 4 egg yolks 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons vanilla Granola, fresh fruit Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and egg yolks until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about six minutes. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring constantly, one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into six custard cups. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold. If your community group or church organization has printed a cookbook and would like to have it reviewed in the “Cookbook Corner,” send us a copy to “Cookbook Corner,” The Land, P.O. Box 3169, Mankato, MN 56002. Please specify if you wish to have the cookbook returned, and include information on how readers may obtain a copy of the cookbook. Submission does not guarantee a review. ❖


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It was the drone of all of those portable generators feeding electricity to lights, flat-screened TVs, builtin refrigerators and the like. Hardly loud, it was just constant, like a persistent mosquito buzzing about the ears. True, I could have moved on to find a quieter spot far away from the ice-fishing city I was residing in. But the fishing was good in this area, the main reason there were so many neighbors around me in the first place. Like sputtering lawnmowers on a Pleasant Valley Sunday, the constant drone, I decided as I turned my attention back to the flickering wheel on my fish finder, was just a sound of the times. I’m just grateful that Harley-Davidson doesn’t make portable generators. 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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When it comes to ice fishing, my needs one’s pockets or aversion to debt. are pretty simple. Common to all of them is a retractable It all comes down to one word: Warmth. wheel system that makes it possible to be towed to a lake and then through a crankMemories of sitting on a pail out in the and-pulley system, lowered onto the ice. elements, peering into a hole in the ice, are way too fresh. A peek through the frosted plastic window of my canvas shelter the other day A portable shelter, a hissing heater to revealed that I and the other anglers relyward of the cold, and I figure I’m pretty ing on our lowly canvas portables clearly much sitting in the lap of luxury. were out-numbered by the ice mansions. THE OUTDOORS Of course, luxury is all in the eyes of It’s an interesting phenomenon, when the beholder. By John Cross you think about it. Halfway to a limit of crappies the other Depending on the level of luxury, these fishing day on Lake Washington, it occurred to me that comshacks sell for anywhere from $6,000 for a basic rig fortable as I was in my simple surroundings, I was to upwards of $30,000 for one of the deluxe models. fishing in a pretty high-rent ice-fishing village. Then factor in the pickup truck, possibly even an In case you haven’t noticed, wheeled fish houses ATV, needed to get the thing down the road and on to equipped with virtually all of the comforts of home the lake. are extremely popular nowadays. Any way you slice it, it’s a whole lot of money to Ice fishermen have been building fishing shanties spend for something that might be used for about 10 for all time. The more creative and ambitious weeks out of the year, depending on ice conditions, builders frequently incorporate crude bunks, some battery-powered lights, a heater, maybe even a cook snow depth and other vagaries of nature, all to catch some fish. stove, into their home-builds. True, many do double-duty as hunting shacks, But nowadays, commercial manufacturers have summer fishing base camps and the like. gotten into the act, churning out factory-built units decked out with all of the comforts of home. But for the most part, they mostly are towed out They come equipped with such amenities as built- onto a lake to fish in during the winter. in cabinets, foldaway bunks, kitchenettes, bathrooms, That so many are willing to invest so much money electric lights, pine paneling, built-in sound systems into a hobby illustrates just how near and dear Minand satellite television. nesotans hold the ice-fishing tradition. The only limit to which creature comforts can be As I contemplated these things the other day, I added to the hard water mansions is the depth of became aware of the noise outside the thin fabric of

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Books offer advice, direction for Alzheimer’s caregivers This time of year always makes you think of things past. You’re reminded of the holidays, and the children when they were small. That makes you think about when you were a kid, of fun outside, Mom’s cookies inside, games that never ended, favorite toys and family. You’ve been thinking about all these things and remembering because you’re taking care of someone who can’t. It’s hard on you to watch, but there are resources to help. Start with these three new books for the Alzheimer’s caregiver. ■ When you’re in the midst of crisis, it’s sometimes hard to know what to do next. “An Unintended Journey: A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia” by Janet Yagoda Shagam will help you put your thoughts in a straighter line. From the basics of understanding and testing for solid diagnosis, to end-of-life issues and beyond, this extremely comprehensive book helps with easyto-understand explanations, suggestions, and worksheets for writing down thoughts, to-dos and feelings. You’ll learn how to ask for help from siblings; how to ensure legal concerns are in place; how to deal with anger issues (on both sides); and how to cope, dayto-day. What’s nice is that “An Unintended Journey” can be used both by the new caregiver, or as a refresher for anyone who’s an old hand at taking care of a loved one. ■ Caregiving can be frustrating, but you’ve come to realize that it can be rewarding, too. Still, you wonder how others deal with everything. In

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An ‘epic’ life not always the most glamorous one daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” That’s not a unique thought to farm families. In fact those verses describe most people within our rural community. I’m confident the same is true for you. Live quietly. Work with your hands. Your day-to-day living will earn the respect of outsiders, and it’ll provide all that is needed to keep a roof over your head, food on the table, great generosity toward others, plus more.

Is it epic? Nope. Will it make the 2014 Best-Ever lists that come out next December? Probably not. But there’s no shame there. Like Stephen Altrogge writes, “the things that impress the world don’t impress God. In fact, for the most part, the things that impress God look distinctly average.” Lenae Bulthuis is a wife, mom and friend who muses from her back porch on a Minnesota grain and livestock farm. ❖

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ep•ic • heroic; majestic; impressively great: the epic events of the war. • of unusually great size or extent: a crime wave of epic proportions. • Slang. spectacular; very impressive (from THE BACK PORCH dictionary.com) By Lenae Bulthuis Our culture is into epic. That word is used all over the place these days. It describes everything from Ferraris to French Fries to Friday night. It’s the promise of marketers, and the goal of serious new year’s resolution setters. No one looks at the year behind them and sets lower goals for the year ahead. Of course not! We’re urged to go big or go home. Live epic! After the last season finale of “The Amazing Race” our college-aged daughter Melanie filled us in on the winners. She said, “Jason and Amy won first. Tim and Marie were the first losers.” “The first losers?” “You know,” she said. I didn’t. “It means second place.” Ah, yes. Second place will not do. There’s no cool factor there. You still need to be first — even if it’s first of the losers. At the beginning of a new year, the race continues for all that is great and glamorous, big and best. Anything less, ordinary even, could be considered boring and blasé. In his book, “Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life,” Michael Kelley urges readers to be faithful to God’s call. Even if “everyone else is worshipping at the idols of more and excitement” you stay faithful to the responsibilities God has given you in this season of life. Does your call involve diapers? Change them with joy and gratitude. You have been blessed with the precious gift of a child in your life. Does it include caring for an elderly parent? Be kind, patient and thoughtful. Care for her as if serving the Lord. Maybe it’s washing dishes, working outdoors in brutal temperatures, driving bus, or filling out mounds of paperwork. Do it quietly. Work hard. Be faithful. Let your daily life, even the tiniest task and most laborious chore demonstrate that you love God and people. Whatever you do — whether you eat or drink, whether you’re backstage or center stage, whether the task is wallpapered in boring or abuzz with epic — do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Kelley writes, “‘Ordinary’ is a myth. The only reason we think of something as ordinary is because we fail to look for and then grasp the massive depth of the work and presence of God in our lives.” Years ago when funeral plans were made for my Grandpa Wubben it was Uncle Lloyd who suggested his funeral passage. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 was an apt epitaph. “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your

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Weeping Norway Spruce a fun, attention-getting tree “Spectacular” describes Cultivars are plants the rose-colored cones on selected for desirable our Weeping Norway characteristics that Spruce. This tree produces a can be grown by propstunning display in lateagation. May that rivals tulips with Latin parts of a its bright, attention-getting, plant name are by beautiful cones. convention written in The colored cones last italics. Latin names over three weeks in their seem to me to be a IN THE GARDEN kind of secret code pristine upward stance and then turn to a lovely brown since Latin isn’t spoBy Sharon Quale color as they bend downken anymore; at least ward on the tree. no one I know speaks it. So I guess it’s probably a fair We have three Weeping Norway choice language. Spruces — Picea abies ‘Pendula’ — in our gardens. Picea means spruce and Just like our children, the three abies refers to the genus and Pendula Weeping Spruces are all different means weeping. Those Latin names ages and in different locations in are dull and somehow obscure but the yard. One is old and about 10 important if you wish to purchase one feet tall and the other two are of these exact same trees. four and five feet tall. They all get regular attention but the oldThe names given to plants are est one produces the most gorgeous bound by international rules, which ensure accuracy and consistency when cones and gets special recognition. sharing information. Once you find this tree for sale, it could be a low mounding variety or one Every plant has at least two names, staked to grow upright. Ours are all first the genus and then the species.

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Sell your land or real estate Hay & Forage Equip 031 in 30 days for 0% commission. Call Ray 507-339-1272 FOR SALE: JD 5400-5830 & 6000 & 7000 series forage Selling or Buying Farms harvesters. Used kernel or 1031 Exchange! processors, also, used JD Private Sale or 40 knife Dura-Drums, & Sealed Bid Auction! drum conversions for 5400 Call “The Land Specialists!” & 5460. Call (507)427-3520 Northland Real Estate www.ok-enterprise.com 612-756-1899 or 320-894-7337 www.farms1031.com Bins & Buildings 033

We have extensive lists of Land Investors & farm buy- Stormor Bins & EZ-Drys. 100% financing w/no liens ers throughout MN. We alor red tape, call Steve at ways have interested buyFairfax Ag for an appointers. For top prices, go with ment. 888-830-7757 our proven methods over thousands of acres. Serving Minnesota Grain Handling Equip 034 Mages Land Co & Auc Serv www.magesland.com 8-row Lankota Stalk stom800-803-8761 pers off JD cornhead, $1,000; (3) Brock 28” inline centrifugal fans, 7 ½-10HP, 3450RPM, 3 phase, like new, $400/ea; (8) new Transitions for 5-15HP full centrifugal fans, $185/ea; '07 Delta ES-50-1P, VFD-B, 50/60HP w/ reactor & enclosure, 1 phase in, 3 phase out, like new, $2,000; Howse 6' category 1, 3 pt rotary mower, nice, $300. 701-4303411

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152.23 Acres of Prime Renville Co. Farmland

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. At the Kerkhoff Auction Center • 1500 E. Bridge St., Redwood Falls, MN • W1/2 of NE1/4 and E1/2 of NW1/4, Less Bldg. Site • Henryville Township, Renville County

Land is located from Redwod Falls or Danube on County Road 1 to 780th Ave., then 1/2 mile East to property Watch for Kerkhoff Auction Signs!

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Massop Electric ....................8 Matejcek Implement ..........46 Mike’s Collision ..................14 MN Pork Producers Assn ..27 MN Soybean ........................21 Northern Ag Service ..........43 Northern Insulation Prod ..43 Northland Buildings Inc ....23 Northland Farm Systems ..38 Nutra Flo Co ................15, 43 Pride Solutions ....................42 Pruess Elevator ..................38 R & K Products ....................7 Rabe International..............44 Redwood Metal Works ......25 Ritter Ag Inc........................13 Riverside Tire..................8, 26 Rohlfings of Cleveland ......27 Rush River Steel ................16 Schweiss Inc ........................42 Skyberg Iron ......................43 Smiths Mill Implement ......41 Sommers Masonry..............34 Sorensen Sales & Rentals ..41 Southwest MN K Fence........7 State Bank of Gibbon ........11 Steffes Auctioneers..............36 Sunco Mktg ........................12 Tjosvold Equipment ..........37 U of MN Extension ............13 United Farmers Co-op ......25 Wagner Trucks......................7 Wahl Spray Foam ..............30 Wearda Implement ............36 Westman Freightliner ........23 Whitcomb Bros ..................20 Willmar Farm Center ........42 Willmar Precast ..................26 Windridge Implements ......39 Woodford Ag Inc ................41 Ziegler ....................................9

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Steffes Auction Calendar 2013-14

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Friday, December 27 @ 10 AM: Murphy Brown of Missouri LLC Hay Dispersal, Princeton, MO, selling 2,500 bales of various types of hay Monday, December 30 @ 10 AM: AgIron Ames Event, Litchfield, MN, Large multi-ring event with consignments being taken now! Tractors, Combines, Heads, Trucks, Semis, Tillage, Construction Equipment, Hay & Livestock Equipment & much more! Opening Wednesday, January 1 & Closing Thursday, January 9: IQBID January Auction, Upper Midwest Owners Selling Ag, Construction, Trucks, RV’s, Vehicles & More! Opening Wednesday, January 1 & Closing Wednesday, January 22: IQBID Farm Toy Auction, Litchfield, MN, JD, Versatile, IH, Case Farm Toys in mostly 1/16 and some 1/64 size Wednesday, January 8 @ 11 AM: Cass County Flood Property Acquisitions ABSOLUTE AUCTION, Steffes Arena, West Fargo, ND, 45+ lots “to be removed or salvaged” in as is condition

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Opening Wednesday, January 15 & Closing Thursday, January 30: IQBID Morris Iverson Antique and Collectible Auction, Litchfield, MN, Guns, Knives, Beer Signs, Railroad Lights & More Unique Collectibles! Saturday, January 25 @ 9 AM: Don Kaspari Gun Auction, Thief River Falls, MN Armory, Large Firearms Collection & Collectibles Wednesday, March 12 @ 10 AM: AgIron West Fargo Event, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, ND, Advertising Deadline: February 12 Thursday, March 20 @ 10 AM: AgIron Litchfield Event, Litchfield, MN, Advertising Deadline: February 21 Wednesday, March 26 @ 10 AM: Chuck & Cheri Haus Auction, Hankinson, ND, Farm Retirement

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FOR SALE:Used grain bins, Harms Mfg. Land Rollers, 7420 JD, MFD cab, power Brand New, 12'-$6,500; quad trans, high hours, floors unload systems, sti14'-$7,000; 16'-$7,500; higher model, runs and rators, fans & heaters, aer24'-$14,000; 32'-$16,500; shifts good, can lower. ation fans, buying or sell42'-$19,500. Any size $19,900. (715)223-3600 ing, try me first and also available. 715-296-2162 call for very competitive 830 Case Tractor, Comfort contract rates! Office King, Case-o-matic, WF, hours 8am-5pm Monday – Hydrostatic & Hydraulic Reopen station, 3pt, DH, 5,600 Friday Saturday 9am - 12 pair Repair-Troubleshootactual hrs. very clean tracnoon or call 507-697-6133 ing Sales-Design Custom tor w/all service records & Ask for Gary hydraulic hose-making up original paint, $4,450. to 2” Service calls made. (715)425-5180 STOEN'S Hydrostatic SerFarm Implements 035 vice 16084 State Hwy 29 N Case IH 7110, 6,954 hrs, 2WD, cab, air, heat, 184-38 Glenwood, MN 56334 320Brent 5 Shank CPC Ripper Goodyear radials w/match634-4360 All Good Blades Real Good. ing axle duals, front wgts, 500 Bu. E-Z-Flow Wagon, JD very clean, tight, original 4640, orbital FWD, planter tractor, $32,900. w/Brakes & Lights, Nice 18.4x38 tires w/duals, 3 re(715)425-5180 Unit. 319-347-6677 Can Demotes, 8000 hrs., $16,500. liver. 507-220-6810 For Sale: 2010 JD 8320R, 1445 Hrs, 480/80R50 Rear, Case IH 1660 combine, Cum- JD/Lexion 893, '04, single 380/80R38 Front Duals, ILS, mins eng., 1991 model, 3900 pt. , Calmer BT chopper P.S. Electric Mirrors, 4 rehrs., w/1020 head, been thru kit, hyd deck plates, exc. motes, 60 gal. pump. One shop, $20,500 Sharp. 507-220cond., $22,500; MF 1130 dsl, owner. Just like new with 6810 $5,500. 507-828-6860 Used price. 507-695-2715 or 507-236-4877 Case IH 900 16R22'' planter; We buy FOR SALE: JD 4440, P/S w/ 3pt; lift assist; Demco pisSalvage Equipment JD 720 loader, low hrs on ton pump; bean drums; Parts Available loader 8634 on tractor, new monitor, $7,500. (715)878Hammell Equip., Inc. tires, 20.8R38, call 507-4569858 (507)867-4910 8521. Leave message if no answer. Ford Versatile 876, 4WD, Tractors 036 4167 hrs., Cummins eng., 4 NEW AND USED TRACTOR remotes, duals, 20.8x38, PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, '09 Farmall 95, w/CL30 loadbareback, $25,250 Sharp! 55, 50 Series & newer tracer, FWA, 2 PTO's, 1050 507-220-6810. tors, AC-all models, Large hrs., nice. Retirement 507Inventory, We ship! Mark 220-6810 Heitman Tractor Salvage '09 JD 9330, 710-38 tires, 975 715-673-4829 hrs., PS, 1000 PTO, excelRiver Dale Farms Engine lent, $190,000 OBO. 641-220building, cylinder head6108 work, port polishing, restorations. (920)295-3278 '67 JD 4020 dsl, power shift, 3pt, JD 158 ldr w/ grapple, good cond, $12,900. 320-543- Specializing in most AC used tractor parts for 3523 sale. Rosenberg Tractor Salvage, Welcome MN 56181, 507-236-8726 or 507848-6379

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Brent #974 Grain Cart w/ Scale/Tarp/Hyd Spout. DMI #530B w/ Lead Shanks w/ Leveler. Rhino 20 Ft #SR240 Flex Wing Cutter Shedded. All Very Good. 319-347-6138 Can Deliver FOR SALE: (3) 300 bu EZ Flow gravity box wagons, always shedded, very nice, asking $2,000/ea. 507-2272602 Planting Equip

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‘13 Degelman LR7651 & LR7645, Demo’s, New! ........Call ‘12 NH SG110, 60’ flex-coil packer, Like New ........$36,900 (2) ‘12 EZ Trail 510 grain carts /tarps & lts ......ea $14,900 ‘11 Loftness 240, semi-mtd. shredder w/tow bar ..$22,900 ‘11 NH BR7090 Silage Special rnd baler, loaded, 3000 bales ............................................................$32,900 ‘11 Wilrich 657DCR, 23’ w/discs & rolling baskets & harrow ..................................................................$51,900 ’11 NH ST830, 29’ chisel plow, holdover ..............$33,900 ‘11 NH H6740, 6 disc mower ..................................$8,500 ‘11 Parker 524 grain cart, holdover ..............................Call ‘10 Parker 1048 grain cart w/tarp ......................Coming In ‘12 Case 100, 50’ crumbler, Like New! ..................$18,900 ‘05 JD 200, 45’ crumbler ......................................$15,000 ‘07 NH 1475 w/HS 14 head, Clean! ........................$19,900 ‘07 Parker 838 grain cart w/tarp ............................$24,000 ‘13 Wilrich 513 Soil Pro, 22’ ripper, Demo............$81,900 ‘99 DMI 730B ripper, Nice ......................................$16,900 ‘07 NH 617, 7 disc mower, Rebuilt ..........................$6,900 ‘04 Wilrich 957DDR ripper, 5 shank w/harrow, 30” spacing ..........................................................$22,900 ‘03 Loftness 20’ semi-mtd. shredder ....................$13,900 DMI 527 ripper........................................................$12,900 ‘06 Wilrich 957DDR ripper, 7x30”..........................$19,900 ’00 DMI 40’ crumbler..............................................$14,900 ‘13 NH H7450 discbine, Loaded, Demo Unit ..........$28,900 ‘00 JD 980, 45’ field cult. w/harrow, Nice! ............$19,900 (2) ‘88 CIH 4900, 45’ field cult. w/harrow..............$10,900 New Unverferth rolling reels, 18’ & 22’ ........................Call IH 20’ chisel plow ....................................................$2,150 Wilrich 30’ field cult w/Nobel harrow ......................$1,950 (2) Parker 2500 wagons ....................................Ea. $5,000 Parker 450 wagon ....................................................$4,900

‘01 NH TR99, RWA combine, straddle duals, bin ext., chaff spreader, 40K in parts, Field Ready! ..........$109,900 ‘01 NH TR99, 2100 hrs., 18.4R42 (4), Y/M, GPS, Field Ready............................................................$89,900 ‘99 NH TR99, 18.4R42 (22” rows), terrain tracer ..$75,900 (2) ‘10 NH 99C, 8R30” chopping cornheads..........$65,900 ‘00 NH 996, 8R30” cornhead w/K&M chopper ......$39,950 ‘05 NH 98C, 8R30” cornhead, Loaded ..................$34,900 (2) ‘10 NH 74C, 35’ flex heads......................From $33,900 ‘04 NH 98C, 6R30” cornhead, Like New! ..............$33,000 ‘00 NH 73C, 30’ flex head w/AWS, cut, New! ........$25,900 ‘98 NH 996, 12R22” cornhead, Loaded ................$23,900 ‘06 NH 74C, 30’ flex head ......................................$23,900 ‘97 NH 973, 30’ flex head w/AWS reel....................$15,900 ‘02 JD F930 flexhead ..............................................$15,900 NH 974, 10R22” cornhead, poly ............................$11,900 (2) ‘97 NH 973, 30’ flex head ................................$10,500 ‘98 CIH 1020, 25’ flex head......................................$9,900 (2) ‘98 NH 973, 25’ flex head ..................................$9,500 ‘94 NH 974, 8R30 cornhead ....................................$8,900 ‘92 NH 974, 6R30” cornhead ..................................$8,900 ‘11 Geringhoff 8R30 chopping corn head - Green, 11,000 acres ................................................................Call ‘11 NH L220, cab, A/C, Loaded ....................................Call ‘02 JD 9650STS, 20.8R38 duals, Greenstar, 1780 hrs. Call ‘07 NH L185, w/cab & heat, 2-spd., hyd. Q/A, ‘10 NH CR9060, 520 duals, 610 hrs., Loaded ....Coming In 4100 hrs. ..............................................................$20,900 ‘10 NH 99C, 8R30” chopping cornhead ..............Coming In ‘91 NH L785, 2-spd., cab ........................................$7,500 ‘10 NH 74C, 35’ flex head ..................................Coming In ‘06 NH CR960, 20.8R42 duals, 1950 hrs., Nice! Coming In Visit Us At: www.tjosvoldequip.com

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- Hardi 1500 gal. w/90’ boom - Redball 570, 1200 gal. w/90’ boom - Top Air 1100 gal., 88’ boom, Raven 150 monitor - Top Air 1100 gal., 60’ boom - Century 1000 gal., 60’ X-fold boom - Demco Conquest 1000 gal., 60’ boom, Raven 440 - Ag Chem 750 gal., 60’ X-fold boom - Walsh 500 gal., 45’ boom - Blumhardt 500 gal., 60’ boom, Raven 440 - M&W center dump, 400 bu. gravity wagon - Brent 644 - Brent 640 - Parker 4800 - JD 980, 32.6’ field cultivator - JD 980, 261⁄2’ field cultivator - New Balzer 20’ stalk chopper - New Balzer 15’ stalk chopper - JD 520, 20’ stalk chopper - Hiniker Model 1700, 20’ stalk chopper - Alloway semi-mount 20’ stalk chopper - Balzer 1500, 15’ stalk chopper - Steiger Bear Cat, 7800 hrs. - JD 7800, 2WD, w/2047 hrs. - JD 9530T, 2730 hrs. - Case IH 9370, 4WD, 4236 hrs. - JD 9300, 4WD, 3987 hrs. - JD 8120, MFWD, 1997 hrs. - Loftness 7’ single auger 2-stage snowblower - Degelman R570S PTO drive rock picker - JD 724, 29’ soil finisher - Swenson 8 ton tandem axle fertilizer spreader - DMI Coulter Champ II, 9-shank - JD VanBrunt 13’ end wheel drill - NEW Lee Model 475 fuel trailer - H&S 175 manure spreader - Kewanee Model 760, 141⁄2’ rock flex disk - Kewanee Model 740, 151⁄2’ rock flex disk - Brady Model 1000, 12-shank, 3 pt. chisel plow - CIH 14 5-shank V-ripper - Glencoe 9 shank soil saver - Big Dog pull type 8 yd. hyd. scraper - JD 512, 9-30 folding disk chisel - White 508, 3 bottom auto reset plow - DMI 530B Econo disk ripper - JD 3710, 10 bottom flex frame moldboard plow


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Mustang 2076, H/F controls, cab, heat, single spd. • $19,700 FORAGE BOXES

FARM SYSTEMS 2250 Austin Road • Owatonna, MN 55060 800-385-3911 • 507-451-3131 www.northlandfarmsystems.com

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USED SKIDLOADERS

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

‘12 Gehl 5240E, diesel, single spd., 2200 hrs. $25,900

‘05 Gehl 6640, T-bar hand controls, 80 hp. Deutz dsl. eng., 12x16.5 tires, 2700 lb. lift cap., standard hydraulics, cab, heat, air, 2-spd., 1835 hrs. SN:4637 ................................$23,000 ‘05 Gehl 5640, T-bar controls, std. hyd., sgl. spd., 4000 hrs., SN:4046 ............................................................................$14,500 ‘11 Gehl 5640E, T-bar Gehl controls, 2-spd., cab, heat, 3300 hrs., SN: 2975 ..........................................................$22,750 ‘08 Gehl 5640E, hand T-bar Gehl, 80 hp Deutz dsl. eng., std. hyd’s, 12x6.5 tires, 2500 lift cap., sgl. spd., susp. seat, wgt. kit, 2720 hrs., SN:0606 ............................................$19,500 ‘07 Gehl 5640E, T-bar controls, 80 hp. Deutz dsl. eng., 2200 lb. lift cap., std. hyds., cab, heat, 2-spd., 3900 hrs., SN:7441 ............................................................................$17,900 Gehl 4838SXT, Gehl T-bar controls, 73 hp. Deutz dsl eng, std. hyds., 12x16.5 tires, sgl. spd., cab, 2700 hrs., SN:0104 ............................................................................$12,700 ‘08 Gehl 5640E, Gehl T-bar controls, 80 hp. Deutz dsl. eng., 2200 lb. lift cap., cab, heat, sgl. spd., std. hyds., 1537 hrs., SN:0629 ............................................................................$20,500 ‘10 Gehl 5640E, Gehl T-bar hand controls, 84 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., std. hyds., power attach, sgl. spd., 12X16.5 tires, 2200 lb. lift cap., 890 hrs., SN:2222 ................................$24,900 ‘94 Gehl 5625SX, T-bar hand controls, 60 hp. Perkins dsl. eng., 2000 lb. lift cap.,12x16.5 tires, std. hyds., sgl. spd., 2950 hrs., SN:0958 ..........................................................$12,400 ‘12 Gehl 5240E P2, Gehl T-bar controls, 68 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., std. hyds., 12X16.5 tires, 1900 lb. lift cap., sgl. spd., 2600 hrs., SN:3286 ............................................................................$19,400 ‘10 Gehl 5240E, Gehl T-bar controls, 62 hp. Deutz dsl. eng., 12x16.5 tires, 1900 lb. lift cap., 2-spd., 1798 hrs., SN:1257 ..........................................................................................$23,700 ‘05 Gehl 4840, T-bar controls, manual Q-tach, sgl. spd., 3400 hrs., SN:7995 ..........................................................$14,400 ‘09 Gehl 4240E, Gehl T-bar hand controls, 46 hp. Yamar dsl. eng., std. hyds., 10x16.5 tires, 1300 lb. lift cap., cab, heat, sgl. spd. ..................................................................................$14,900 ‘81 Gehl 3510, Gehl controls, 27 hp. Ford gas eng., 27x8.50x15 tires, 850 lb. lift cap., sgl. spd., 822 hrs., SN:1404 ..........$6,900 ‘03 Mustang MTL16, joystick hand controls, 67 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., std. hyd., 2000 lb. lift cap., cab, heat, 2-spd., 13” tracks look new!, 2300 hrs., SN:0804 ......................$19,500 ‘12 Mustang 2054, T-bar controls, 46 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., 10x16.5 tires, 1605 lift cap., side windows, heat, sgl. spd., 800 hrs., SN:0762 ............................................................$21,900 ‘96 Mustang 930A, T-bar controls, 28 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., 3308 hrs., SN:6167 ............................................................$5,800 ‘06 Mustang 2066, Case hand controls, 82 hp. Cummins dsl. eng., 12x16.5 tires, 2200 lb. lift cap., 2-spd., 3300 hrs., SN:5104 ............................................................................$18,500 Mustang 920, T-bar controls, sgl. spd., 3353 hrs., SN:0470 ............................................................................................$6,100 ‘10 Mustang 2700V, hand/foot controls, cab, heat, 2-spd., 2400 hrs., SN:1217 ..........................................................$25,700 ‘05 Mustang 2054, hand/foot controls, 47 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., 10x16.5 tires, 1650 lift cap., sgl. spd., 1200 hrs., SN:6423 ............................................................................$14,900 ‘05 Mustang 2054, hand/foot controls, 46 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., 10x16.5 tires, 1650 lb. lift cap., 1990 hrs., SN:6526 ......$15,500 Mustang 2054, Case hand controls, std. hyd., sgl. spd., 300 hrs., SN:8691 ............................................................$21,500 ‘08 Mustang 2054, dual lever-foot pedals, sgl. hyd., sgl. spd., 525 hrs., SN:7870 ............................................................$21,800 Mustang 920, T-bar controls, 19 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., 27x8.5x15 tires, 850 lb. lift cap. ..........................................................$5,500 ‘80 Mustang 320, T-bar controls, 25 hp. Onan gas eng., 27x8.5x15 tires, 700 lb. lift cap., 48” bucket sgl. spd., 2471 hrs., SN:4200 ............................................................$3,750 ‘90 Gehl 3310, hand controls, gas eng., 3471 hrs., SN:3417 ............................................................................................$5,200 ‘07 Mustang 2086, H/F controls, cab, heat, 2-spd., 2330 hrs., SN: 3623 ..........................................................................$24,900 ‘03 Mustang 2044, H/F controls, 43 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., 10x16.5 tires, 1450 lb. lift cap., 975 hrs., SN:2435 ........$17,500 ‘05 Mustang 2109, H/F controls, CAH, 2 spd., 1401 hrs., SN: 2250 ..........................................................................$28,900 ‘10 Mustang 2054, T-bar controls, cab, heat, sgl. spd., 915 hrs., SN:8731 ............................................................$20,900 ‘10 Mustang 2044, T-bar controls, sgl. spd., 765 hrs., SN:6822 ............................................................................$19,900 ‘06 Mustang 2066, Gehl T-bar, cab, heat, 2-spd., radio, 2700 hrs., SN: 5382 ..........................................................$19,900 ‘00 Mustang 2050, T-bar controls, sgl. spd., 3278 hrs., SN: 1895 ..........................................................................$11,900 ‘06 Mustang 2054, dual/lever foot controls, 49 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., 10x16.5 tires, 1650 lb. lift cap., cab, heat sgl. spd., SN:7366 ............................................................................$16,500 ‘08 Mustang 2054, Case controls, 49 hp. Yanmar dsl. eng., 10x16.5 tires, 1650 lb. lift cap., sgl. spd., 2533 hrs., SN:8360 ..........................................................................................$15,500

Mustang 2060, T-bar/foot pedal, S-spd., 4750 hrs., SN:0223 ..........................................................................................$10,800 Mustang 2066, Gehl controls, 2177 hrs., SN:5356 ............$20,900 ‘02 Mustang 2044, Universal attach., 3800 hrs., SN:2255 ..........................................................................................$12,200 Case 1845, Case controls, 56 hp. gas eng., 10x16.5 tires, 1500 lb. lift cap., sgl. spd., SN:0275 ................................$6,995 ‘06 NH LS185B, hand/food controls, cab, heat, 2-spd., SN: 8464 ..........................................................................$21,500 ‘81 Hydra Mac 9C-3, hand controls, sgl. spd., 3760 hrs. ..$6,700 ‘81 JD 90, T-bar/foot controls, gas eng., 1813 hrs., SN:5060 ............................................................................................$4,795 OMC 320, hand/foot controls, 25 hp. Onan gas eng., 27x8.5x15 tires, 700 lb. lift cap., 2410 hrs., SN:4159 ........................$3,750 ‘12 Bobcat S175, switchable hand or foot, Kubota V2403 dsl. eng., 10x16.5 tires, 1750 lb. lift cap., sgl. eng., 1792 hrs., SN:0479 ............................................................................$21,950 ‘00 Case 95XT, Case controls, 74 hp. Case dsl. eng., 33x15.516.5 tires, 3150 lb. lift cap., cab, heat, sgl. spd., 5170 hrs., SN:7576 ............................................................................$15,800 ‘12 Bobcat S175, switchable H/F 49 hp. Kubota V2403 dsl. eng., std. hyds.,10x16.5 tires, 1750 lb. lift cap., sgl. spd., 2050 hrs., SN:0477 ..........................................................$21,950

TELEHANDLER

‘05 Gehl CT516, hydrostatic, 64 hp. Perkins dsl. eng., 12.5/80-18 tires, 5000 lb. lift capacity, 161⁄2’ lift reach, std. hyds., cab, heat, 3600 hrs., SN:3538 ..............................$32,000 ‘06 Gehl RS6-42, 115 hp. JD dsl. eng., 6600 lb. lift cap., 42’ reach, 3500 hrs., SN:3733..........................................$30,200 ‘06 Gehl RS5-34, 99 hp. JD dsl. eng., 15x19.5 tires, 6000 lb. lift cap., 1900 hrs., SN1337..............................................$38,500 ‘05 Gehl RS6-42, 115 hp Deere dsl. eng., 6600 lift cap., 3-spd., 1680 hrs., SN:3380 ..............................................$35,900 ‘06 Mustang 634, 6000 lb. lift cap., 3500 hrs., SN:1165....$28,000 ‘05 Gehl RS8-42, 24’ lift height, 8000 lb. lift cap., 125 hp. JD dsl. eng., 13x24 tires ..................................................$35,500 ‘09 Gehl CT5-16T, steering wheel/joystick, 75 hp. Perkins dsl. eng., std. hyds., hydrostate drive, CAH, radio, susp. seat, 12.5/80-18 tires, 5000 lb. lift cap., 16’2” lift height, 4175 hrs., SN:6034 ..........................................................$36,500 ‘05 Manitou MLT523T, 67 hp. Perkins dsl. eng., 12.5/80/18 tires, 5000 lb. lift cap., 2650 hrs., SN:4473 ....................$25,900 ‘12 Bobcat V417, joystick controls, 75 hp. dsl. Kubota V3800T eng., std. hyds., 14x17 tires, 4800 lb. lift cap., 18’ reach, 2-spd, CAH, susp. seat, 2594 hrs., SN:5090 ..................$46,500

TRACTORS

McCormick CTJ23, 540 PTO, Industrial tires-12X16.5 rear tires & 23x8:50x12 front tires, 48” bucket, 60” deck, 4WD, hydrostatic drive, 3 pt. hitch............................................$12,900 ‘72 International 666, 2WD, 69 hp. gas eng., front tires 7.50-16, back tires 15.5-38, 7823 hrs., SN:1281 ............................$7,900 ‘42 Ford 9N, 24 hp. Ford gas eng., w/ldr., 2-way hyd.........$1,900 Ford 2N, 23 hp. Ford eng., 11.2-28 rear tires, 4.00-19SL front tires, SN:3795 ............................................................$3,900 Ford 1000, 2WD, 25 hp., 540 PTO, front tires 5.00-15, rear tires 11.2-24, 2563 hrs., SN:0212 ..............................................$3,900

TMR’s/MIXERS

Gehl 125, 540 PTO, 11L tires, w/scale, w/2 screens, Hammers Like New, SN:5246............................................$8,950 Roto-Mix 414-14B, 540 PTO, 420 cu. ft., EZ 2400 scale, SN:7870 ............................................................................$13,500 ‘05 Penta 3010, 540PTO, 300 cu. ft., 4’ conveyor, SN:0517 ..........................................................................................$16,500 ‘06 Penta 3010, 350 cu. ft., stationary mixer, SN:0614 ....$14,900 Knight 3450, 540 PTO, 425x65x22.5 tires, 390 cu. ft., Weigh Tronix scale Model 715, SN:442 ......................................$13,300 Knight 3036, 540 PTO, slide tray, Digi-Star EZ210 scale, SN:0397 ............................................................................$13,900 ‘04 Penta 4110, 540 PTO, 26x12 flotation tires, 425 cu. ft., side corner door delivery, SN:0404 ................................$18,500 ‘05 Penta 6710, 540 PTO, 12.5L-15SL tires, 670 cu. ft., 2-spd., twin vert mixer, right hand 4’ flip up conveyor, SN:0517 ..........................................................................................$22,000 ‘03 Knight 5073, 13⁄8 1000 PTO, 44x16 tires, 800 cu. ft., side delivery, twin screw, 105” loading height, SN:0065 ......$20,500 Kuhn Knight 5132, 540PTO, 33x15.5x16.5 tires, 360 cu. ft., SN:0160 ............................................................................$24,000 Kelly Ryan AW wagon, 540 PTO, 7l.0-15 tires, 70 bu., SN:9 ....................................................................................$1,200 ‘04 Patz 9300 Series mixer, 435 mounted on ‘81 Intl. 4300 truck, 400 Cummins motor, 13-spd., SN:1247 ..........................$43,000 OMC 430, 540 PTO, 2-ton cap., Hammer Mill w/2 screens, good running condition, unload auger has been replaced & lenghtened, SN:1228..........................................................$2,500

MISCELLANEOUS

‘83 Keifer SMG18, 18’ 5th whl. cattle trailer, SN:0A3H ......$3,900 Mensch M1100 sawdust shooter, SN: 2562 ........................$2,200

‘11 Kuhn Knight 8132 manure spreader Call For Price

‘03 Knight Mfg 8032, 1 3/8 1000 PTO, SN:0033 • $20,500 NI 517 snowblower, 7’ W, 2-stage, dbl. auger, 540 PTO, SN:1612 ..............................................................................$1,395 Int’l. 80 snowblower, 540 PTO, 7’ width, SN:7057 ..............$1,950 Loftness 115 snowblower, 540 PTO, 8’ wide, hyd. spout, 2 stage ..................................................................................$995 ‘05 Woodchuck 68ST1, 3⁄4 cu. yd., sand bedding spreader $2,400 Bobcat concrete hammer, universal skid mount, flat face couplers, rebuilt charge system, SN:0483........................$4,200 Berlon BSC lifts full size round bales......................................$450 ‘08 Farm King Y60SD, 540 PTO, 60” tiller, SN:5901............$1,995 ‘07 Woods RD60, 540PTO, 60” finishing mower, SN:2899 $1,995 Mensch M1400, 8’ sawdust bucket, holds 4 yds., 15 gal./min., 3250 wgt., fits payloader (used w/Case 521 or 621), JRB quick tach mount, SN:9854 ..............................................$3,500 Land Pride RCR2584, 540 PTO, 84” cutter, SN:5948..........$1,800

SPREADERS/PUMPS

‘08 Balzer V6, liquid manure pump, 13⁄8 1000 PTO, 2-pt. hitch, 6” discharge, 8’ pit depth, agitate option ........................$6,500 Gehl MS1329, 13⁄8 1000 PTO, 49x17 aircraft tires, 550 bu., 2900 gal., SN:4619 ............................................................$5,500 NuHawk 240 ..........................................................................$2,999 Kuhn Knight 8118, 540 PTO, 400 bu., SN:B0114 ..............$13,500 ‘96 Knight 8018, 540 PTO, 16.5x16.1 tires, 1800 gal...........$8,100 ‘10 H&S HP550VB, 13⁄4 1000 PTO, 425 truck tires, 550 bu., vert. beaters ............................................................................R27,500 ‘93 Badger BN338, 540 PTO, 19Lx16.1 tires, 3350 gal., 3-shank injectors, slurry/top fill, w/brakes, SN:5797 ..........Call for Price H&S 370, 540 PTO, 22.5 truck tires, 370 bu., SN:2066 ......$7,000 H&S 310, 540 PTO, 8x22.5 truck tires, w/endgate, SN:5404 ............................................................................................$8,700 H&S 430W spreader, 2-spd., upper beater, SN: 209730 ..$10,700 ‘05 Knight MFG 8132 slinger, SN: BO337 ..........................$22,000 N-Tech manure pump, 3 pt. 6”x8’, impeller, 1000 RPM ......$5,250 ‘09 Kuhn Knight 8132, 13⁄8 PTO, 425/22.5 tires, 3200 gal., front & rear splash guard ................................................$26,500 Kuhn Knight 8124, 13⁄8 1000 PTO, 425/22.5 tires, 2400 gal., 500 bu., front & rear splash guard, SN:0133 ..................$14,900 ‘95 Knight Mfg. 8018, 540 PTO, 295-75x22.5 tires, 1800 gal., new flighting ....................................................................$11,300 NH 195, 540 PTO, 16.5x16.1 tires, 430 bu., upper beater, SN:5044 ..............................................................................$9,950 ‘04 Kuhn Knight 8118, 540 PTO, 11x22.5 tires, 1800 gal., 400 bu., front splash guard, SN:0134 ......................................$7,500

HAY & HARVEST EQUIPMENT

‘09 Haybuster 2564, 13⁄8 1000 PTO, 5x6 round bales, self-loading option, blower & spout option, SN:5764 ........................$19,500 NH 144, standard cross conveyor, no ext., ground driven, SN:6053 ..............................................................................$3,200 JD 1209 MoCo, 9’ cut, SN:2160 ..........................................$3,500 ‘90 Gehl 2240, 540 PTO, 12’6” cut width, hyd. swing, hyd. drive, SN:4763 ....................................................................$3,400 Gehl 970, 540 PTO, 16’, tandem axle running gear, SN:39885 ............................................................................................$4,500 ‘97 JD 930, 13⁄8 1000 PTO, 9.5x14 tires, 11’6” cut, flial conditioners, SN:9024........................................................$7,500 ‘79 JD 660, 9’ bar rake, SN:2029..........................................$2,600 Gehl 970, 540 PTO, 12.5x15 tires, 16’ box, SN:5473 ..........$4,995 ‘99 Case 3205, 540 PTO, 6.5’ cut, 5 disc ............................$3,995 Artex VC1004SP, bedding mach, 540 PTO, 5 yd. cap., SN: 2102 ............................................................................$8,250 NH 411, 540 PTO, 9’ cut, SN:4937 ......................................$6,500 ‘13 H&S BW1000, 11L-15 tires, 13 hp. Honda elec. start eng., self contained hyd., light kit, remote start/stop & steer, wraps up to 6’ bales, SN:2083 ........................................$24,900 Badger 2060, 540 PTO, 60” blower, SN:0633 ......................$5,100 ‘75 Gehl FB87, 540 PTO, 48” blower, SN:1560 ......................$500 Gehl 1210 hay head ..............................................................$1,350 ‘10 H&S BW100, 11L-15 tires, 13 hp. Honda elec. start eng., self contained hyd., remote start/stop & steer, wraps up to 6’ bales, SN:1898 ........................................................$21,000 Tonutti TCR12, 12 wheel rake, SN:6827 ..............................$4,850 Kuhn GMD44, 540 PTO, 4 disc, 5’3” cut width, 3 pt. hitch, Price includes new tarp, SN: 7674 ....................................$2,995 Bush Hog elevator, 540 PTO, 48’ grain elevator, SN:893....$1,200 ‘11 Teagle 1010SC, 540 PTO, 385-55-R22.5 tires, processes 5x6 bales, SN:3513 ............................................................$1,200 JD 716A, 540 PTO, 16’ box, has extension on discharge, rear unload ........................................................................$4,000 Gehl 318, 8-whl. V-rake, 3 pt. hitch ......................................$1,000 H&S TR9 9-whl. rake, 3rd whl. on hitch, 55” dia. rake whls., individual rake whls., SN:4565 ..........................................$2,995 Parker 4000, 425 bu., dbl. door, tarp, 425 front truck tires, 16.1X16.5 rear flotation tires..............................................$3,300 Parker 2600 gravity wagon, 12.5Lx15 tires, 350 bu., 12-ton running gear, hydraulic 12’ auger, lights ..........................$4,200

WANTED

DAMAGED GRAIN STATE-WIDE

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

PRUESS ELEV., INC. 1-800-828-6642

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

‘08 JD 9670STS combine, 2WD, new 520/85R42 duals, CM, extended wear pkg., Premier cab, Auto Trac ready, chopper w/power tailboard, 1225 sep. hrs., Just Thru Service Program ..............................$139,500 ‘09 JD 8430, MFWD, Pwr. shift, 380/90R50 duals, 4600 hrs...........................................................$125,000 ‘10 JD 9530T, 36” tracks, 3 pt. hitch, 4300 hrs. ........................................................................$147,500 ‘11 NH B95B tractor/loader/backhoe, cab, air, 4WD, extend-a-hoe, pilot controls, 24” hoe bucket, 235 hrs...............................................................$63,500 ‘07 NH W130 wheel loader, new 20.5R25 tires, JRB coupler, 3300 hrs. ......................................$63,500 ‘11 CIH Magnum 290, MFWD, 380/90R54 duals, 380/80R38 front duals, high capacity hyd. pump, 23-spd. creeper trans., 5 remotes, wgts., 1425 hrs., can change rear tires to 480/80R50 duals if needed ........................................................................$139,500 ‘09 CIH 3412, 12x30 cornhead ..........................$35,000 ‘10 NH BC5070 small square baler, hyd. bale tension, hyd. tongue swing, Nice Condition ....................$14,500 ‘12 JD Gator TX, 4x2, 486 hrs. ............................$5,250 ‘11 JD Gator 825I, alloy wheels, bed lift, 281 hrs. ................................................................$9,500 ‘10 JD Gator 855D, diesel, alloy wheels, bed lift, 91 hrs. ..................................................................$9,750

Keith Bode Fairfax, MN 55332 507-381-1291


2014 New/Used Purchase Programs and Great Finance Deals Now Available - Don’t Miss Out!

‘05 CIH STX500 Tractor, 4WD, 2550 eng. hrs., 3 HID lights, 5 hyd. outlets, diff. lock-front & rear, electric mirrors, Luxury cab, PRS seat, Nice! #16201 $166,500

‘12 JCB 8310 Tractor, 4WD, 100 eng. hrs., 306 hp., Trelleborg 540/65R38, 4 spool high flow, draw bar & ladder, 12V accessory socket, field performance pack, twin elec. adj., PTO adaptor. #12516 - $269,000

‘10 JD 9430T Tractor, 1450 eng. hrs., 425 hp., Greenstar Auto Track ready, radar, Deluxe cab, instructional seat, 20 front wgts. w/bracket, Xenon HID lights front & rear. #13295 - $282,500

‘’11 Case IH Puma 185 Tractor, 520 eng. hrs., 4 hyd. outlets, Autoguidance ready, HID front lights, Xenon HID lights rear, 19/5 P/SH trans., 10 front wgts., 2200# rear wgts, radar. #16211 - $129,995

‘07 JCB 536-60 AGRI PLUS TeleHandler, 7K max lift, 4WD, 4WS, cab w/HAC, Michelin 460/70R24 XMCL, one aux. hyd. service, 48” wide ‘Q-Fit’ carriage w/2” fork shaft, front & rear worklights. #16074 - $51,000

‘13 JCB 300 Skid Steer Loader, 92 hp., 3000 lb. operating load, 12x16.5 10RP HD wide track tires & whls., 84” general purpose bkt., std. aux. hyds., 2spd., elec. quickhitch, foot throttle. #12937 - $59,995

‘04 JCB 214 Tractor Loader Backhoe, 1998 hrs., Extend-a-Boom, extra backhoe bucket. #13206 $34,000

‘13 JCB 3CX 14’ Super Centermount Tractor Loader Backhoe, 24” bucket, HD GP shovel, bolt-on toeplate, 5/8” loader arm pipework, drive controls for powershift, flipover stabilizer feet. #12765 - $111,685

‘13 JCB 416HT Wheel Loader, Michelin XTLA 17.5R25, L2 tires & rims, A/C & heater system, w/radiator debris guard, limited slip axles (2) w/auto. powershift, super high lift arms, 1 aux. hyd. #12831 - $157,000

CIH 5400 Soybean Special - 15’ Drill/Coulter, 15’ width, 3 pt. cart w/monitor, S.I. belt seed delivery, 15” row spacing. #12980 - $12,500

– NEW EQUIPMENT – BACKHOE

Case IH BH102, #16216................................................................$11,000

SKID STEER LOADERS

Case SV300-T4A, #12191168 ....................Call For Special Prices Case SV300-T4A, #12191455 ....................Call For Special Prices Case SV250-T4A, #12194328 ....................Call For Special Prices Case SV183-T4B, #12194322 ....................Call For Special Prices JCB 300, Side Door Robot, #12937....................................$59,995

TELEHANDLERS

2013 JCB 536-60 Agri Plus, #16189 ..........................................$123,760 2013 JCB 541-70 Agri Xtra, #16204 ..........................................$140,068

TRACTOR LOADER BACKHOE

2013 JCB 3CX-14’ Super Centermount, #12765 ......................$111,658

UTILITY VEHICLES

TRACTORS 4WD

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IH IH IH IH IH IH IH IH IH IH

2388, 2388, 2188, 7088, 8230, 1688, 2388, 7120, 5088, 5088,

#14203..........................................................$86,566 #8914..........................................................$119,000 #10848..........................................................$49,995 #14084........................................................$218,950 #13260........................................................$298,000 #13100..........................................................$39,995 #13508........................................................$105,000 #13632........................................................$211,000 #13634........................................................$169,500 #12469........................................................$159,500

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Case 95XT ............................................................................$22,995 Case 430 S3, #14198 ..........................................................$24,500 Case 450 S3, #13205 ..........................................................$22,500 Case 430, #16146 ................................................................$19,500 Case SV300, #14141............................................................$52,920 Case 445, #12710 ................................................................$24,300 Case 435, #12717 ..............................................................$24,995 Case SR250, #16206 ..........................................................$33,500 Gehl 5240E, #13900 ............................................................$27,995 New Holland L225, #12872 ................................................$35,500 New Holland L220, #16132 ................................................$29,900 Case 440 S3, #13246 ..........................................................$19,500 JD 326D, #13277..................................................................$36,900 JD 240, #14175 ....................................................................$15,995 Case SV300, #13288............................................................$38,950 Case 75XT, #16273 ................................................................$6,950 New Holland L225, #13300 ................................................$34,950

SKIDSTEER LOADERS

Case IH STX500 w/duals, #16201 ....................................$166,500 Case IH Steiger 550 w/duals, #14073 ..............................$335,500 JCB 8310 Fastrac, Demo Unit, #12516 ............................$269,000 JCB 3230 Fastrac, #12918 ................................................$136,500 JCB 3230 Fastrac, #12921 ..................................................$74,000

2004 2010 2009 2011

Kinze 3000, 6 Row, #16262 ................................................$25,500 Kinze 3660, #13267 ............................................................$89,500 John Deere 1770, 12 Row ..................................................$29,000 Case IH 1250, 16R, #14052 ................................................$92,995 Case IH 1240, 16R, #12760 ................................................$89,995 TELEHANDLERS Case IH 1250, 16R, #14135 ................................................$96,500 Case IH 1250, 24R, #14066 ..............................................$148,000 John Deere 3800 Articulated, #16259..........................................$32,000 2005 JCB 535-60 Loadall, #16179 ..............................................$52,500 HEADER CORNHEAD Case IH 1063, #4200..............................................................$7,890 2007 JCB 536-60 Agri Plus, #16074 ............................................$51,000 MISCELLANEOUS Case IH 3406, #16278..........................................................$34,500 Case IH 3208, #13256..........................................................$34,995 2012 Maurer 32 Header Transport, #14014 ..................................$5,995 Case IH 3406, #14110..........................................................$33,500 1995 JD 6610 Forage Harvester, #16178 ....................................$53,000 Case IH 3408, #13565..........................................................$43,500 2005 Balzer 1500 Stalk Chopper ..................................................$9,850 Case IH 2606, #13599..........................................................$37,750 Case IH 4600, 28.5’ Field Cultivator, #13203 ................................$5,700 Case IH 3206, #13624..........................................................$27,500 2010 Case IH Tru-Tank 330 Turbo, 25’, #14092 ..........................$48,750 Case IH 2606, #13635..........................................................$41,995 M&W 965 Disk Ripper, #14170 ......................................................$3,995 Case IH 3406, #13171..........................................................$34,995 2011 Krause 4850-15 Dominator Disk Ripper ............................$42,500 Case IH 2606, #13639..........................................................$49,995 Case IH Trimble FM1000 Monitor Guidance System, #16138 ..........Call Case IH 2608, #16079..........................................................$52,500 2012 Headsight Truesight Guidance System, #13242 ..................$4,850 Case IH 3406, #12944..........................................................$32,000 1974 Case 580B Tractor/Loader/Backhoe, #16029 ......................$9,300 Case IH 3206, #14076..........................................................$35,995 2008 Krause 4850-15 Deep Tillage, #14129................................$44,830 Case IH 3406, #14059..........................................................$35,995 2011 Case IH 330, Tru-Tandem Turbo Disk Tandem, #16129 ....$39,995 Case IH 2608, #13238..........................................................$44,500 2010 Case IH 330, Tru-Tandem Disk Tandem, 31’, #13979 ........$57,995 Case IH 2608, #13596..........................................................$44,000 2010 Case IH 330, Tru-Tandem Turbo, 25’, #14092 ....................$48,750 1996 JCB 926 Forklift, #14081 ....................................................$15,950 COMBINES John Deere 9770STS, #14177 ..........................................$216,500 2008 Case IH RB564 Round Baler, #12932 ................................$28,995 Case IH 5088......................................................................$196,000 2008 Case IH LBX332 Square Baler, #14070 ..............................$67,000 Case IH 2366 w/Hillco ........................................................$79,500 1998 John Deere 100 Square Baler, #16225 ..............................$21,000 Case IH 2188........................................................................$39,995 Case IH 5400 Soybean Special, 15’, #12980 ..............................$12,500 LOW RATE FINANCING AVAILABLE thru thru Call For Details

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MOWER CONDITIONERS

DCX131, #13247 ....................................................$17,500 DC132R, #13637....................................................$29,500 DC102, #13487 ......................................................$19,300 DC102, #13204 ......................................................$21,500

2009 2009 1998 2009 2007 GRAIN CARTS 2010 Brent 576, #13286................................................................$19,900 2010 2013 Brent GCB782, 750 Bu., Red, #13680 ................................$33,450 2011 2010 Brent 882, Green, #13476....................................................$26,000 2011 Brent 882, Green, #14150....................................................$27,400 1991 2007 Brent 1084, Track, #14196 ..................................................$49,995 2010 2009 GRAVITY BOXES Brent 540, Green, #14156 ............................................................$10,900 2009 Brent 540, Green, #14157 ............................................................$10,900 2010 Brent 644, Red, #14078 ................................................................$14,350 2010 2013 Brent GT757, 750 Bu., Red, #13676 ..................................$21,420 2010 2013 Demco 450, Red, #13435 ....................................................$10,995 2009 Demco 650, #16226 ........................................................................$4,995 2010 2011 TRACTORS 2009 2005 New Holland TB110, #13293 ..............................................$21,500 2010 1984 International 84 Hydro, #14174 ............................................$6,950 2009 2011 Case IH Puma 185, #16211 ..............................................$129,995 2011 1984 International 84 Hydro, #14173 ..........................................$11,750 2009 2010 Case IH Farmall 95C w/loader, #12949 ..............................$36,995 2009 1950 Farmall M, #14069 ................................................................$2,400 1980 International 1086 w/loader, #16166 ................................$11,995 2010 Case IH Maxxum 130 Pro w/loader, #12928 ......................$78,950 2009 2004 Case IH MX230, #14096 ......................................................$91,500 2010 2003 Massey Ferguson 4355 w/loader, #16112..........................$33,500 1998 2010 John Deere 9430T..............................................................$282,500 1997

PLANTERS

WINDRIDGE IMPLEMENTS, LLC CRESCO, IA • 563-547-3688

DECORAH, IA • 563-382-3614

ELKADER, IA • 563-245-2636

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“Where Farm and Family Meet”

2005 2013 Case IH Scout XL, 2-Seat, Dsl., #13471 ....Call For Special Prices 2011 2013 Case IH Scout XL, 2-Seat, Gas, #13470....Call For Special Prices 2012 2011 2007

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2013 2013 2013 2013 2013

2010 John Deere 7630 w/loader, #14146 ..................................$126,750 2010 John Deere 8320R, #14143 ..............................................$199,950 2010 John Deere 8320R, #14144 ..............................................$199,950 2010 John Deere 8320R, #14145 ..............................................$199,950 2010 John Deere 8320R, #14147 ..............................................$199,950 International 806D, #16227 ............................................................$5,250 2004 Case IH MX255, #14183 ......................................................$88,003 2010 John Deere 7730 w/loader ................................................$132,500 International 1466, #14201 ............................................................$6,500 1978 John Deere 2840 w/Westendorf loader..............................$17,800 2007 New Holland T6010 Plus, #14205 ......................................$58,500 2011 Kubota M96 w/loader, #14140 ............................................$45,500 2000 Case IH MX200 w/loader, #16176 ......................................$76,500 2011 Kubota MX135X w/loader, #16190 ....................................$64,500 1984 Case IH 2294, #14099..........................................................$20,500 2004 JCB 214, #13206..................................................................$34,000

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(H) Hollandale, MN • W. Hwy. 251

(507) 889-4221

‘11 JD 4930, 12571 hrs., 120’ boom....................$245,900

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4WD TRACTORS

TRACK TRACTORS

(O)’13 JD 9560RT, 273 hrs., Lease Return..............$334,900 (O)’13 JD 9560RT, 289 hrs., Lease Return..............$334,900 (O)’13 JD 9560RT, 318 hrs., Lease Return..............$334,900 (O)’11 JD 9630T, 644 hrs., Ext. Warr. ......................$309,900 (O)’12 JD 9460RT, 1013 hrs., Ext. Warr. ................$299,900 (O)’11 JD 9630T, 1472 hrs. ......................................$288,900 (O)’10 JD 9630T, 1650 hrs. ......................................$287,500 (H)’09 JD 9630T, 1110 hrs. ......................................$279,900 (O)’13 JD 8335RT, 391 hrs., 18” tracks....................$269,900 (B)’09 JD 9630T, 1482 hrs. ......................................$264,900 (B)’12 JD 8335RT, 848 hrs., IVT, 18” tracks ............$249,900 (O)’12 JD 8310T, 166 hrs., PS,25” tracks ................$257,900 (B)’10 JD 9630T, 1995 hrs. ......................................$249,900 (H)’10 JD 8345RT, 1440 hrs., IVT, 18” tracks ..........$234,900 (H)’00 JD 9300T, 4375 hrs., 30” tracks ....................$105,000

ROW CROP TRACTORS

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

(507) 451-4054

‘05 JD 4720, 3795 hrs., ‘11 JD 8260R, 490 hrs., ‘12 JD 8335RT, 863 hrs., 80’ boom......................$124,900 Power Shift ..................$194,900 IVT ................................$249,900

(O)’12 JD 9560R, 360 hrs., IF tires ..........................$319,900 (O)’13 JD 9560R, 605 hrs., Lease Return ..............$314,900 (O)’13 JD 9560R, 573 hrs., Lease Return ..............$314,900 (O)’12 JD 9650R, 573 hrs., Lease Return ..............$312,500 (O)’13 JD 9510R, 694 hrs., Lease Return ..............$284,500 (O)’13 JD 9410R, 435 hrs., Lease Return ..............$269,900 (B)’02 JD 9520, 2910 hrs., 710/70R42’s ..................$174,900 (O)’06 JD 9420, 3553 hrs.........................................$139,900 (H)’90 CIH 9170, 4418 hrs., PS ................................$54,500 (H)’76 JD 8430, 9164 hrs., 3 pt., PTO ......................$14,900 (O)’78 JD 8430, 6245 hrs., 3 pt., PTO ......................$13,900

(O)’11 JD 8260R, 484 hrs., Ext. Warr. ....................$194,900 (B)’13 JD 7230R, 259 hrs., IVT................................$179,900 (B)’13 JD 6150R, 694 hrs., IVT................................$131,900 (B)’13 JD 6150R, 667 hrs., IVT................................$131,900 (O)’13 JD 6150R, 577 hrs., Auto Quad ....................$125,900 (O)’97 JD 8400, 7722 hrs., MFWD ............................$78,900 (B)’95 JD 8200, 7335 hrs., MFWD ............................$74,900 (B)’05 JD 7320, 2111 hrs., Auto Quad........................$73,500 (B)’93 JD 4560, 7170 hrs., MFWD ............................$56,900 (B)’90 CIH 7140, 6700 hrs., 2WD, PS ......................$37,900 (H)’77 JD 4630, PS, 158 loader ................................$26,500 (B)’78 JD 4240, 9114 hrs., PS....................................$24,900 (B)’76 JD 4630, 8105 hrs., Quad ..............................$16,900 (O)’74 JD 4030, open station ....................................$12,900 (B)’65 JD 4020, loader................................................$11,000 (O)White 2-85, cab ......................................................$8,750

UTILITY TRACTORS

(O) Owatonna, MN • 3555 SW 18th St.

(O)’13 JD 6115D, 113 hrs., MFWD, cab ....................$53,500 (O)’13 JD 6115D, 165 hrs., MFWD, cab ....................$53,500 (B)’12 JD 5085M, 467 hrs., reverser ..........................$48,900 (O)’13 JD 6230, 134 hrs., 2WD, open station ............$41,900 (O)’96 White 6105, 5480 hrs., MFWD, cab................$24,900 (B)JD 401C, diesel, 3 pt., PTO ....................................$5,900 (B)Oliver 1650D, 6507 hrs. ..........................................$4,900 (B)’41 JD “B” ................................................................$2,995 (H)’48 JD “B” ................................................................$1,975

COMBINES

(O)’12 JD S680, 511 hrs., Ext. Warr.........................$345,000 (O)’13 JD S670, 190 sep. hrs., duals ......................$329,900 (O)’12 JD S670, 225 sep. hrs., PRWD ....................$319,900 (B)’11 JD 9870, 511 sep. hrs., PRWD......................$309,900 (O)’11 CIH 9120, 727 sep. hrs., PRWD, tracks........$295,000 (O)’11 JD 9870, 700 sep. hrs., PRWD ....................$294,900 (O)’12 JD S670, 263 sep. hrs., duals ......................$289,900 (O)’12 JD S660, 325 sep. hrs., duals ......................$279,900 (B)’11 JD 9770, 511 sep. hrs., duals ........................$256,500 (H)’11 JD 9670, 339 hrs., duals................................$249,000 (B)’10 JD 9870, 1067 sep. hrs., PRWD ..................$244,900 (H)’07 JD 9570, 888 hrs., duals ..............................$208,900 (O)’09 JD 9770, 1041 sep. hrs., duals ....................$204,900 (O)’09 JD 9570, 700 sep. hrs., duals ......................$197,000 (B)’07 JD 9660, 1131 sep. hrs., PRWD....................$169,900 (O)’06 JD 9760, 1363 sep. hrs., duals ....................$162,900 (O)’05 JD 9660STS, 1442 sep. hrs., duals ..............$159,900 (O)’04 JD 9760, 1192 hrs. PRWD ............................$159,900 (B)’06 JD 9760, 1726 sep. hrs., duals, PRWD ........$154,900 (O)’05 JD 9660, 1442 sep. hrs., duals ....................$151,900 (H)’03 JD 9650STS, 1740 sep. hrs., duals ..............$114,900 (H)’92 JD 9500, 2812 hrs. ..........................................$49,900 (H)’92 JD 9400, 1946 sep. hrs. ..................................$39,500 (O)NEW Mudhog PRWD for 70 Series Combines ....$16,900 (B)’82 JD 7720, 4600 hrs., PRWD ............................$14,900 (B)’82 JD 8820, 5571 hrs., duals ..............................$13,900 (B)’80 JD 7720, 5000 hrs. ..........................................$12,900 (O)’79 JD 6620SH, 3137 hrs., sidehill........................$13,500 (O)’79 JD 6620, 5000 hrs...........................................$12,500 (O)’79 JD 7720, 4158 hrs...........................................$10,500 (O)’79 JD 7720, 4500 hrs.............................................$8,900 (O)’80 JD 6620, 20’ platform ........................................$6,000 (O)’76 JD 6600, diesel ................................................$4,500

CORNHEADS

(O)’13 JD 612, 12R20”, chopping ............................$108,900 (O)’11 JD 612C, 12R30”, chopping ............................$90,000 (B)’10 Geringhoff RD1820, 18R20” ............................$84,900 (B)’09 JD 612C, 12R22”, chopping ............................$82,900 (O)’11 JD 608C, 8R30”, chopping ..............................$69,000 (O)’10 Geringhoff 830B, 8R30” ..................................$62,900 (B)’07 JD 612, 12R30”, chopping ..............................$59,900 (H)’09 JD 608C, 8R30”, chopping ..............................$58,900 (O)’10 CIH N12TR, 12R30”, chopping ......................$57,900 (B)’08 JD 606C, 6R30”, chopping ..............................$49,900 (O)’09 JD 608, 8R30”, non-chopping ........................$43,000 (B)Geringhoff RD630, 6R30”......................................$42,500 (O)’08 JD 608, 8R30”, non-chopping ........................$31,900 (O)’04 JD 1291, 12R22”, hyd. plates ........................$29,900 (H)’03 JD 893, 8R30”, hyd. deck................................$24,900 (H)’95 JD 693, knife, hyd. deck plates ......................$17,900

(O)’13 JD 4830, 404 hrs., 1000 gal. SS, 120’ boom $269,700 (O)’13 JD 4830, 410 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$259,900 (O)’13 JD 4830, 442 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$259,900 (O)’11 JD 4930, 1343 hrs., 120’ boom ....................$249,750 (O)’11 JD 4930, 1216 hrs., 120’ boom ....................$245,900 (O)’12 JD 4830, 668 hrs., 90’ boom........................$236,500 (O)’12 JD 4830, 1155 hrs., 90’ boom ......................$235,750 (O)’12 JD 4830, 775 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$234,500 (O)’12 JD 4830, 800 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$233,500 (O)’12 JD 4830, 792 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$233,000 (O)’11 JD 4930, 1725 hrs., 120’ boom ....................$229,500 (O)’11 JD 4830, 1011 hrs., 90’ boom ......................$225,000 (O)’12 JD 4730, 800 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$209,900 (O)’12 JD 4730, 900 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$209,700 (O)’12 JD 4730, 520 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$209,700 (O)’12 JD 4730, 490 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$209,600 (O)’10 JD 4830, 934 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$203,500 (O)’09 Ag-Chem 1084SS, 2094 hrs., 80’ boom........$159,500 (O)’09 Ag-Chem 1286C, 1994 hrs., 90’ boom..........$158,900 (O)’09 Ag-Chem 1084SS, 2951 hrs., 90’ boom........$145,500 (O)’09 Miller Nav1000M, 2787 hrs., 90’boom ..........$133,100 (B)’05 JD 4720, 3794 hrs., 80’ boom ......................$124,900 (O)’10 Apache AS715, 1200 hrs., 90’ boom ............$109,900 (O)’01 JD 4710, 2400 hrs., 90’ boom ......................$109,900 (O)’95 Tyler WT, 4617 hrs., 75’ boom ........................$36,900 (O)’94 Tyler Patriot, 3831 hrs., 80’ boom ..................$29,900

FALL TILLAGE

(B)’12 JD 3710, 10-bottom ........................................$57,900 (O)’12 JD 512, 9-shank ..............................................$54,000 (O)’05 JD 2410, 44’, 16” spacing ..............................$36,500 (H)’05 JD 2410, 26’ chisel plow..................................$29,900 (H)’01 JD 2700, 7-shank, 24” spacing ......................$28,500 (H)’10 JD 512, 5-shank ..............................................$27,500 (O)’97 JD 3710, 8-bottom ..........................................$24,900 (B)’04 JD 512, 5-shank ..............................................$20,900 (B)’05 Wilrich 957, 7-shank ........................................$19,900 (B)’97 JD 510, 5-shank ..............................................$13,500 (O)’96 JD 510, 7-shank ..............................................$13,400 (O)’95 DMI 730, 7-shank ............................................$10,500 (O)’96 DMI 730, 7-shank ............................................$10,000 (B)JD 235, 22’ disk ......................................................$9,200

PLANTERS-SEEDERS

(O)’08 JD DB44, 24R22” CCS, liq. fert. ..................$141,000 (O)’05 JD 1790, 24R20” CCS, liq. fert. ......................$86,900 (H)’04 JD 1770NT, 16R30”, 3 bushel ........................$79,900 (O)’03 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ..............................$49,500 (O)’97 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ..............................$46,500 (B)’01 JD 1780, 24R20”, 3 bushel..............................$49,900 (B)’01 JD 1780, 24R20”, 3 bushel..............................$49,900 (H)’98 JD 1850, 30’ 10” spacing ................................$36,500 (H)’97 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ..............................$33,500 (H)JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ....................................$32,500 SPRAYERS (O)’12 JD 4940, 489 hrs., 120’ boom ......................$292,750 (B)’05 White 8128, 8R30”, liq. fert. ............................$26,900 (O)’12 JD 4940, 467 hrs., dry box............................$290,500 (B)’01 JD 455, 35’, 10” spacing..................................$25,900 (O)’12 JD 4940, 750 hrs., 120’ boom ......................$281,500 (O)JD 7200, 8R30” ....................................................$11,500

Your Southern Minnesota & Western Wisconsin John Deere Commercial Sprayer Center

Machinery Wanted

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All kinds of New & Used farm equipment – disc chisels, field cults, planters, soil finishers, cornheads, feed mills, discs, balers, haybines, etc. 507-438-9782 Disc chisels: JD 714 & 712, Glencoe 7400; Field Cults under 30': JD 980, small grain carts & gravity boxes 300-400 bu. Finishers under 20', clean 4 & 6R stalk choppers; Nice JD 215 & 216 flex heads; JD 643 cornheads Must be clean; JD corn planters, 4-6-8 row. 715-299-4338 WANTED: Case IH 5400 grain drill, 20', 6”, 6 1/2” or 7 1/2” spacing w/ grass seed. Will consider other similar drills. 320-293-7120 WANTED: Deep cone disc blades 12”-22”, 1 1/2” square hole, 12 or more. 12”x46” step-up rims for 38” cast & band duals. Also, 320x46” tires. 701-430-3411 Spraying Equip

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'11 Sprayer Specialties 1,250 gal sprayer w/80' Contour boom, Raven 450 Cruiser II guidance & AccuBoom auto on/off. $22,500/OBO. 712-3902761 FOR SALE: 2008 Redball 570 sprayer, 1200 gal tank, 90' boom, Raven monitor w/ radar. 320-354-4526 Feed Seed Hay

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Dairy Quality Alfalfa Tested big squares & round bales, delivered from South Dakota John Haensel (605) 351-5760 Dairy quality western alfalfa, big squares or small squares, delivered in semi loads. Clint Haensel (605) 310-6653 Hay For Sale Round or large square bales, alfalfa, straw or grass hay. Delivery Available by semi. Ose Hay Farm, Thief River Falls, MN Call or text LeRoy at (218)689-6675 WANTED AND FOR SALE ALL TYPES of hay & straw. Also buying corn, wheat & oats. Western Hay available. Fox Valley Alfalfa Mill. 920-853-3554 Livestock

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FOR SALE: Purebred Black Angus bulls, calf ease & good disposition; also York, Hamp & Hamp-Duroc boars & gilts. 320-598-3790 Dairy

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WANTED TO BUY! USED BULK MILK COOLER, ALL SIZES. 920-867-3048 WANTED TO BUY: Dairy heifers and cows. 320-2352664 Cattle

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10 beef feeders, 450-550 lbs., $1.60/lb/OBO. On Hay, corn silage, crack corn. Fall Creek, WI. (715) 877-3222 12 black Angus & 1 Charolais cow. Bred to calve in May. (1) 3 yr old pure bred Angus bull. (715)658-0010


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~ NEW EQUIPMENT/BIG INVENTORY ~

• Port-A-Hut Shelters (Many Sizes) • Bergman Cattle Feeders – Special Prices • Lorenz Snowblowers - All Models in Stock! • GT (Tox-O-Wic) Grain Dryers, 350-800 bu. EARLY ORDER DISCOUNTS NOW IN EFFECT! • Sheep & Calf Feeders • Livestock Equipment by Vern’s Mfg. • 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

~ USED EQUIPMENT ~

• 225 bu Meyers poly spreader w/hyd endgate, VG • #570 GT Dryer – (Tox-o-wic) • #380 GT PTO Grain Dryer – (Tox-o-wik) • 72” PTO Woods snowblower • Skidsteer snowblower • IHC #80 Snowblower, VG • Smidley Cattle & Hog Feeders

• Jari Sickle Mowers • MDS Roto King Round Bale Processor • Parts for GT Tox-O-Wic Grain Dryers • Sitrex Wheel Rakes • Bale Baskets • SI Feeders & Bunks • (Hayhopper) Bale Feeders • JBM Bunks w/headlocks • Calftel Hutches & Animal Barns • R&C Poly Bale Feeders • JBM hay & grain feeders & bunks • Amish Built Oak Bunk Feeders & Bale Racks • JBM & Notch Bale Trailers • Goat & Sheep Feeders • Mist Sprayers, gas or PTO • NEW ITEM! * 3 Pt. Fence Mowers* • Fainting goats & min. donkeys

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Notch Equipment: • Rock Buckets • Grapple Forks • Manure Forks • Bale Spears • Hi-Volume Buckets & Pallet Forks • Bale Transports & Feeder Wagons, 16’-34’ • Adult & Young Stock Feeders & Bale Feeders • Land Levelers Smidley Equipment: • Steer Stuffers • Hog Feeders • Hog Huts • Calf Creep Feeders • Lamb & Sheep Feeders • Cattle & Hog Waterers • Mini Scale Sioux Equipment: • Gates • Calving Pens • Haymax Bale Feeders • Cattle Panels • Feeders Panels • Head Gates • Hog Feeders • Squeeze Chutes & Tubs

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

20% Off New In-Stock Equipment Listed Below:

• S-I Arrow Front Hay & Silage 4-Wheel Feeder • E-Z Flo 300 bu. Box w/10-ton E-Z Trail Wagon • E-Z Trail Bale Basket • Bergman Cattle Feeder • Grasshopper Mowers, snow thrower & cab • Lorenz #9101 9’ Snowblower, 1000 rpm

Wanted to Buy:

• Good Smaller Manure Spreaders • Cattle & Calf Feeders, Hog Feeders • Cattle Handling Equipment

FARM, HOME & CONSTRUCTION

USED TRACTORS

NEW NH T9.505, 4WD ................................CALL NEW NH T8.300, FWA ................................CALL NEW NH Boomer 50 w/loader ..................CALL NH TV6070 bi-directional ..........................CALL NH 8770, SS......................................COMING IN NH TN55S, FWA, w/cab ..................COMING IN NH 8870, SS ............................................$67,500 ‘08 NH 6070 w/cab, 2WD ......................$69,000 NEW Massey 8670, FWA............................CALL NEW Massey 4608 w/loader ......................CALL NEW Massey 5450, FWA, cab....................CALL NEW Versatile 305, FWA ............................CALL Versatile 895, 4WD ..................................$23,500 ‘60 IH 560, WF ..........................................$5,200 White 195, FWA ................................COMING IN

TILLAGE

M&W 9-shank, 24” w/leveler ..................$12,500 Sunflower 4630, 11-shank, Demo..............CALL Sunflower 4412-07, 7-shank ......................CALL Wilrich 513, 5-shank, Demo ......................CALL ‘04 DMI 530B w/leveler ..........................$23,900 ‘12 JD 3710, 10 bottom ..............................CALL ‘10 JD 3710, 10 bottom ..............................CALL CIH 4900, 46.5’........................................$12,500 DMI 39.5 Tigermate, 3 bar........................$8,500 DMI Econo Champ 11-shank ..................$7,500 M&W 1875, 9-shank....................................CALL

SKIDSTEERS

(DMI Parts Available)

NEW White planters....................................CALL White 6700, 12-30, w/res..........................$6,500 White 6222, 12-30 front fold ..................$29,500 White 6122, 12-30 ..................................$16,500 JD 7200, 16-30 res. managers ..............$14,500

COMBINES

‘10 Gleaner R76, loaded ............................CALL ‘03 Gleaner R75, loaded ............................CALL ‘01 Gleaner R72, just thru shop ................CALL ‘90 Gleaner R60 w/duals ............................CALL NEW Fantini chopping cornhead ..............CALL

HAY TOOLS

New Hesston & NH Hay Tools On Hand

MISCELLANEOUS

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 Hardi 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 REM 2700, Rental ......................................CALL Unverferth 8000 grain cart......................$19,000 Kinze 1050 w/duals ................................$43,000 Pre-owned Snowblowers, 7’-9’..................CALL Pre-owned Sprayers ..................................CALL

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

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

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE!! HARVEST INTERNATIONAL AUGERS

H 13-62, 72, 82, 92, 102, 112 H 10-62, 72, 82 T 10-32, 42, 52, 62 Auger Joggers - on hand........$1,950

WHEATHEART AUGERS All Sizes

16-82 and 16-112..........................Call

COMBINE HEAD MOVERS

Renegade 25’ & 30’ - 4 Wheel Harvest International 35’, 40’ & 45’

KOYKER LOADERS & PRODUCTS

E-Z TRAIL GRAIN CARTS

510 - 710 - on hand

E-Z TRAIL GRAIN WAGONS

400 bu & 500 bu - on hand

AZLAND SEED TENDERS

2 Box - on hand ....................$10,550 4 Box Scale & Talc - on hand 4 Box Skid - on hand

STROBEL SEED TENDERS

2 Box - on hand ......................$8,900 BT-200 - on hand BT-300 ..........................................Call

SEED SHUTTLE SEED TENDERS

585 - on hand ..........................$6,995 1050 Grain Bagger 210 GraIn Vac

SS-290 - on hand SS-400 - on hand SS-500 - coming in ......................Call

WOODFORD WELDING BALE RACKS

1100 Gal., 6.5 Honda & hoses $5,750

18’ - 23’ - 28’

ENDURAPLAS NURSE TANKS AZLAND FUEL TRAILERS

500 Extended Platform............$7,800

*************** USED EQUIPMENT ***************

Feterl 12” drive over, Like New ............................$4,500 1981 Versatile 555 ..............$12,750 2012 SS-400, Scale ............$24,500 2012 SS-400 ......................$21,500 EZ Trail 860 Grain Cart, red, Like New ............................$19,000 Brent 470 Grain Cart ............$6,500

Land Pride 1872 Mower ......$1,250 E-Z Trail 500 bu. Wagon, red ........................................$6,500 Westfield 1371 Auger w/swing hopper walker, PTO ............$8,500 Feterl 10x34 truck auger, PTO ....................................$2,100

“Where Farm and Family Meet”

NEW NH skidsteers on hand......................CALL NH LS170 ................................................$13,750

320-587-2162, Ask for Larry

PLANTERS

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HOPPERS

4412-05 Disc Ripper - 5-shank 4412-07 Disc Ripper - 7-shank 5056-63 Field Cult. 1435-21 Disk 5035-36 Field Cult. 4511-15 Disc Chisel - 15-shank 4610-09 Disc Ripper - 9-shank

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‘13 MF 8690, 350 hp., CVT MF 7626, MFD, 240 hp. ‘13 MF 7624, MFD, CVT, 225 hp. MF 7620, MFD, 185 hp. MF 7619, MFD, 170 hp. MF 6616, MFD, cab, 160 hp. MF 4610, MFD, platform, 99 hp. MF 1705 compact tractor, 24 hp. ‘05 MF 451, 45 PTO hp., 400 hrs.

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Geringhoff 1822RD, ‘09 Geringhoff 1820RD, ‘09 (3) Geringhoff 1622RD, ‘08, ‘07, ‘04 (2) Geringhoff 1230RD, ‘09, ‘08 (4) Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘08, 07, ‘05 (5) Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘12, ‘11, ‘05, ‘04, ‘02 (6) Geringfhoff 830RD, ‘12, ‘08, ‘07, ‘05, ‘04, ‘01 Geringhoff 630RD, ‘07, ‘05, ‘97 MF 844, 4RW, 36” ‘93 Geringhoff 630 PC ‘04 Gleaner 1222, hugger, GVL poly JD 822, steel, KR, HT JD 622, GVL, poly

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‘07 MF 9790, RWA, duals ‘13 MF 9540 MF 8570, RWA ‘98 MF 8780, RWA, duals ‘86 MF 8560 ‘97 Gleaner R62, duals, 2052 sep. hrs. ‘92 Gleaner R62, 2063 hrs. MF 9750 PU table MF 9118 bean table (4) MF 8000 30' bean table

CORN HEADS

COMBINES

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Monthly Special

TRACTORS

MF 2856 Baler twine, mesh, kicker - 32,000

GRAIN HANDLING (CONT.) • • • • • • • •

Parker 839, grain cart, tarp, 850 bu. Parker 605 gravity box, 625 bu. Parker 165-B gravity box Unverferth 5000, grain cart ‘10 Kilbros 1175 grain cart, 750 bushel w/tarp Hutchinson, 10x61 auger A&L 850S grain cart, 850 bu. tarp J&M 500-14 grain cart, 600 bu.

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JD 38, sickle mower, 7’ Woods S106 mower MF 2856, round baler, net, twine MF 1745, round baler MF 1372 disc mower conditioner, 12’ MF 1329 & 1330, 3 pt. disc mower MF 200, SP windrower, cab, auger, header ‘11 NH H6750, 3 pt., disk mower, 110” ‘13 Bale King 2881 bale processor, RH discharge Chandler 22’ litter spreader Kodiak SD72, SD60 rotary cutters Sitrex MK16 wheel rake Deglman 1500 batwing rotary cutter, 15’ Sitrex RP2 wheel rake Sitrex 10 wheel rake on cart (2) Roto Grind 760T tub grinders IH 14 rake JD 38 sickle mower

HAY & LIVESTOCK

MISCELLANEOUS

• • • • GRAIN HANDLING • • Parker 2620 seed tender • • Brandt 7500HP grain vac. • • ‘07 Brandt 5000EX grain vac. • • ‘03 Brandt 4500 EX, grain vac. • • ‘05 Brandt 1070, auger, PTO Drive, w/swing • hopper • • Brandt 20110 swing hopper auger • • Brandt 1575 belt conveyor • • Brandt 1535LP, 1545LP, 1535TD belt conveyors • • Brandt 8x35, 8x37, 8x40, 8x47, 8x52, 8x57, • 8x62, 8x67, 10x35, straight augers • • Brandt 8x62 auger • • Brandt 8x45 auger, 18 hp., Briggs • Brandt 1060XL, 1070XL, 1080XL, 1380XL, 1390XL • • swing hopper augers • • Parker 1039 grain cart, 1000 bu. • • Adrian drive over deck, 10” auger

Wil-Rich 36’, field cult. Wil-Rich 25’ stalk chopper, SM '08 JD 520 stalk chopper Loftness 20’ stalk chopper Loftness 240, semi-mount stalk chopper Melroe 912, 4 bottom plow Melroe 600 rock picker - prong type Loftness 8’ snowblower Stud King 32’ header trailer Mauer 28'-42' header trailers WRS 30’ header trailers EZ Trail 38’ header trailer Degelman 6000HD, rock picker Degelman 7200 rock picker Degelman RD320 rock digger Degelman LR7645 land rollers - Rental Returns Degelman 60” skid steer buckets ‘11 SB Select snowblower, 97” & 108”, 3 pt. ‘10 Farm King 960 snowblower Lucke 8’ snowblower Loftness 7’ snowblower

TRUSS TRAILER

‘98 Lakeside RollerMaster, ‘03 Timpte, 40’ Ag Hopper, 32’-45’/102” Extendable, SR, New Brakes, 70% Tires, Auto Roll Tarp ..............$23,000 Elec. over Hyd. Lift, Top Locking Deck Rollers, ‘98 Wilson, 41x96, 66” Sides, New Paint, Winches, Extra Lights, Roll Tarp, 24.5 LP Tires ..............$18,000 80% T&B......................$10,000 ‘97 JDH Trussmaster, ‘95 Merritt, 42’ AL Hopper, 42’-60’/102” Extendable, 68” Sides, 2-Spd. Doors, Roll Tarp, Disc Wheels $12,500 8 Winches, Elec. over Hyd. to Tilt, Elec. over Air to Extend, ‘94 Wilson Commander, Tandem Axle ................$10,000 41’ AL Grain Hopper, SPR, 80% Brakes ................$16,000 END DUMPS Summit End Dump, 30’, SEMI TRUCKS 72” Sides, 3 Axle, AR ..$16,750 ‘04 Volvo Day Cab, Single Axle, 365 Hp., 10c Trans., 390 Ratio, VAN/WATER TRAILERS 450,000 Miles................$8,500 (8) Reefers, 1 @ 36’, 5 @ 48’, Roll Up, Swing & Side Doors, FLATBEDS 2 w/Flat Floors ..............$6,000 ‘93 Wilson, 48x96, SPR, Sliding Tandem ..............$7,000 (2) ‘86 Kentucky Furniture Vans, Side Doors AR, 50% T&B HAYSIDES ......................................$6,750 Haysides are painted and made (20) Van Trailers, 48/102-53/102; out of 11 gauge steel, Great for water storage or Stationary Haysides ......$1,250 over the road hauling Tip-In-Tip-Out Haysides $1,750 ..........................$3,000-$7,000 Front & Rear Extensions ..$350 48’ & 53’ Van Trailers To Rent. DROPDECKS ....$145.00 Per Month, Plus Tax 48/102 Van Bodies, Less Tires & ‘99 Wilson, 48/102, New Dollies............................$2,000 Recaps, New Airbags, Plus Delivery AL Crossmembers, Painted & Sandblasted ............$18,500 AUTOS ‘96 Fontaine, 53/102, All Steel, ‘07 Hyundai Sonata Limited, 90% Tires & Brakes ....$19,250 4 -Door, 86K Mi., V6, Reg. ‘95 Doonan, 48/102, All Steel, Maint. ............................$7,500 Sandblasted & Painted, ‘06 Dodge Caravan SXT, 70% Tires & Brakes ....$16,750 108K Mi. ........................$6,000 ‘94 Fontaine, 48/102, Steel, MISCELLANEOUS New Recaps, Sandblasted & Painted ....................$16,750 Complete Suspensions, Air Ride or Spring Ride 40’ Drop Deck w/4’ Beavertail ........................$1,000 AR/Axle & Spring Loaded Ramps, New ............................$500 SR/Axle Floor, Sandblasted & Painted, New Lights, 80% 10/17.5 Tires (8) 385 Super Single Tires & Brakes ......................$12,500 w/Polished AL Rims Engineered 5’ Beavertail, ........................$1,200/set of 4 Kit includes paint & LED lights (50) Steel & (25) Aluminum Rims ............$3,750/$5,750 Installed - In Stock ..................$50 Steel ........................$150 Aluminum DOUBLE DROPS

We can also convert ‘80 Transcraft, 53’, 33’ Well flatbed trailers to be Non-Detachable, AR, Polished used as a bridge. AL, New Hardwood Decking, 80% Tires & Brakes ....$12,750 See our website. • All Trailers DOTable •

Will Consider Trades!

Call: 320-212-5220 or 320-392-5361

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


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‘12 JD 6170R, cab, 426 hrs., MFWD, 140 PTO hp., 540/1000 PTO, 3 pt., 16-spd. power quad w/reverser, JD 380 loader ........................$128,000 ‘07 JD 7520, cab, MFWD, IVT trans., 4935 hrs., 125 PTO hp., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, JD 741 loader w/grapple ................................$74,000

50 Black Steers & Heifers, 450-550 lbs. Call (608)7924223 or (608)788-6258

4WD & TRACK TRACTORS

FOR SALE OR LEASE REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS Bulls, 2 year old & yearlings; bred heifers, calving ease, club calves & balance performance. Al sired. In herd improvement program. J.W. Riverview Angus Farm Glencoe, MN 55336 Conklin Dealer 320864-4625 Registered Texas Longhorn breeding stock, cows, heifers or roping stock, top blood lines. 507-235-3467

DAMAGED GRAIN WANTED

WANT TO BUY: Butcher cows, bulls, fats & walkable cripples; also horses, sheep & goats. 320-235-2664 Horse

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Compart's total program features superior boars & open gilts documented by BLUP technology. Duroc, York, Landrace & F1 lines. Terminal boars offer leanness, muscle, growth. Maternal gilts & boars are productive, lean, durable. All are stress free & PRRS free. Semen also available through Elite Genes A.I. Make 'em Grow! Comparts Boar Store, INC. Toll Free: 877-441-2627

USED PARTS LARSON SALVAGE

6 miles East of

CAMBRIDGE, MN 763-689-1179 We Ship Daily

Visa and MasterCard Accepted

5639 500th Street Kenyon, MN 55946

TRACTORS

‘04 JD 8420, MFWD,8600 hrs., AT ready, 50’s Xenon lighting......................$84,400 ‘04 JD 8320, MFWD, 9600 hrs., NEW engine, AT ready, new 46’s ..................$87,450 ‘03 JD 7320, MFWD, 4300 hrs., JD 740 classic loader w/joystick......$64,450 ‘07 JD 7420, MFWD, 4800 hrs., PQ w/LH reverser, like new rubber........$59,800 ‘09 JD 7230, MFWD, 2200 hrs., 24 spd. PQ, JD powergard warranty $66,800 ‘00 JD 7810, MFWD, 8500 hrs., 19 spd. PS,18.4R42 w/duals ....................$54,950 ‘02 JD 8420, MFWD, 7500 hrs., ILS w/front duals, weights, Xenon ........$89,900 ‘97 JD 8300, MFWD, transmission rebuilt, 46’s..........................$54,300 ‘99 JD 8400T, 7500 hrs., good 24” tracks, AT ready, 4 SCVs....................$54,900 ‘08 JD 8330, MFWD, 6100 hrs., 50’s, 60 gpm pump, active seat..$116,400 ‘00 JD 8410, MFWD, transmission rebuilt, 20.8R42’s ................$68,400

EQUIPMENT

Century HD sprayer pull type, 60’ X-fold boom, 1000 gal. tank, big wheel $11,900 ‘10 Wishek 862NT, 16’ disc, rotary scrapers, low acres ................................$24,900 ‘09 Summers 30’ Super Coulter, low acres, 3 bar harrow, weights ......$35,900 For pictures & more information check out our website at:

www.skybergiron.com CALL (888) 395-6745 or (507) 789-6049 Financing Available!

CALL HEIDI OR LARRY

NORTHERN AG SERVICE INC 800-205-5751

For Over 51 Years

Insulation Products

all types installed and removed • Free Estimates •

*** Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation *** Blown Attic Insulation

• Livestock Barns • Grain Bins • Shops & Buildings • Residential Insulation, new or existing Call The Experts: 1-800-722-0543 (MN only) or 1-507-834-6519 • Gibbon, MN Contractor # BC637532 www.northern-insulation.com insulate@centurytel.net

COMBINES

‘11 CIH 9120, 143 eng./1005 sep. hrs., Luxury cab, tracker, rock trap, chopper, auto guidance, 520x42 tires & duals..................................$182,500 ‘11 CIH 7120, 871 eng./732 sep. hrs., Luxury cab, rock trap, tracker, chopper, 520x42 tires & duals ............................................$188,500 ‘10 CIH 6088, 996 eng./786 sep. hrs., tracker, chopper, Pro 600 Y&M, 18.4x42 duals ......................$152,000 ‘87 CIH 1640, 3468 hrs., rock trap, auto header controls, 24.5x32 tires ..............................................$18,500 ‘87 CIH 1660, 4200 eng. hrs., 4x4, auto header controls, 30.5x32 tires ..............................................$24,000 ‘11 JD 9770, 880/613 sep. hrs., CM, 5 spd. feederhouse, Pro-drive, ROW CROP TRACTORS chopper, 520x42 tires & duals ‘11 JD 8335R, ILS, MFWD, 1777 hrs., ............................................$189,000 268 PTO hp., IVT trans., 3 pt., 1000 ‘08 JD 9770, 1380 eng./938 sep. hrs., PTO, front duals, 380x54” rear tires 4x4, CM, chopper, 1250/45/32 tires & duals, 4 hyd. big pump ....$189,000 ............................................$155,000 ‘12 JD 8360R, 866 hrs., IVT, ILS, 10 JD 9670, 4x4, 1471 eng./1076 MFWD, big pump, 5 hyd., 380x54 sep. hrs., CM, chopper, 18.4x42 duals tires & duals, front duals, auto steer ............................................$165,000 w/2630 screen ......................$238,000 ‘98 JD 9610, 3578 eng./2379 sep. hrs., ‘12 JD 8310R, MFWD, IVT trans., chopper, bin ext., 20.8x42 duals 1465 hrs., 3 pt., 255 PTO hp., ..............................................$49,000 1000 PTO, 5 hyd., big pump, 18.4x50 tires & duals............$189,000 COMBINE HEADERS ‘12 JD 7130 standard, MFWD, cab, ‘95 JD 893, 8R30” cornhead, hyd. 3 pt., 2 hyd., 600 hrs. ............$72,500 deck plates, Pixall knife rolls ..$14,500 ‘11 JD 8310R, ILS MFWD, 1536 hrs., ‘00 Geringhoff 1820, 12R30” IVT trans., 255 PTO hp., 380x38 chopping head ........................$47,500 front tires & duals, 380x54 rear tires ‘05 Geringhoff 830B, 8R30” & duals, 4 hyd., big pump, 1000 PTO, chopping cornhead ................$29,000 3 pt. ......................................$189,000 ‘90 JD 643, 6R30” cornhead ......$7,500

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763-689-1179

Free delivery on combines in MN, Eastern ND & SD

Look at our Web site for pictures & more listings www.larsonimplements.com

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

SKYBERG IRON

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

‘12 JD 9560R, cab, power shift, 808 hrs., 4 hyd., Michelin 800x38 tires & duals..........................$257,500 ‘12 JD 9560R, cab, power shift, 595 hrs., 5 hyd. hi-flow hyd., Michelin 800x38 tires & duals ............$269,000 ‘12 JD 9410R, 750 hrs., cab, power shift, 3 pt. hitch, 1000 PTO, 18.4x50 duals, 5 hyd. ........................$239,000 ‘12 JD 8560RT, 705 hrs., IVT trans., 3 pt., 1000 PTO, 30” tracks, big pump ............................................$239,000 ‘12 JD 8335RT, 330 hrs., 18” belts, IVT trans., 3 pt., 1000 PTO, Like New ..............................$225,000 ‘12 CIH Steiger 550HD, 450 hrs., power shift, 800x32 tires & duals, diff. lock ................................$230,000 ‘12 CIH Steiger 400HD, 298 hrs., power shift, 3 pt. hitch, 1000 PTO, 480x50” duals, diff. lock ......$225,000 ‘12 CIH Steiger 400, 318 hrs., power shift, 4 hyd., big pump, 520x46 tires & duals ............$195,000 ‘91 Ford 946, 7232 hrs., 30.5x32 duals, 12-spd. manual transmission, motor has 200 hrs. on OH ......$32,500

‘12 CIH 290, MFWD, 385 hrs., luxury 43 cab, 540/1000 PTO, 4 hyd., 480x50 tires & duals, front duals ......$169,000 ‘12 CIH Magnum 260, MFWD, 525 hrs., 540/1000 PTO, 4 hyd., big pump, complete auto guidance setup, 420x46 tires & duals ..$150,000 ‘07 CIH Magnum 245, MFWD, 3050 hrs., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 4 hyd., 420x46 tires & duals ..$98,000 ‘07 CIH Magnum 245, MFWD, 4090 hrs., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, 4 hyd., 420x46 rear tires w/18.4x42” duals ......................................$92,000 ‘94 NH 8770, 5250 hrs., super steer, MFWD, 3 pt., 3 hyd., 1000 PTO, 14.9x46 tires &duals ..............$55,000 ‘90 CIH 7130, 2WD, 8750, 3 hyd. front wgts., 18.4x42” duals,....$32,500

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FOR SALE: Team of brown & white Belgian mares, 5 yr olds; team of Belgian brown & white mare & gelding, 3 & 10 yrs old; team of Belgian brown & white mare & gelding, 8 yrs old. 507-521-2560

TRACTORS

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4 Sale 10 bred heifers & 15 young bred cows, Black & Polled, by the pound market price. Also, 1 yearling & 1 2 yr old herd sires, polled, Black & easy calving. 40 years Simmental breeding. Herd reduction, family health. G Polzin River Side Simmentals. Cokato MN 320-286-5805


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New steer feeders, calf & finisher models 1 ton to 8 ton capacity. Call 920-9483516. www.steerfeeder.com Cars & Pickups

Used Rollers

• 5/8” drum roller wall thickness • 42” drum diameter • 4”x8” frame tubing 1/4” thick • Auto fold New Rock Wagons MANDAKO AVAILABLE! 12’-60’ LONG ROLLERS

USED EQUIPMENT

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Berg barn cleaner, 18” counter clockwise, 200'. 612247-0297

• 42’ Roller - $32,000 • 45’ Roller - $34,000 - Both 1 Year Old -

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Faulkner Cur pups for sale. Make good Squirrel & Coon Dogs. Call: (715)643-5010

LOCAL TRADES TRACTORS

CIH 530C w/leads - Call

New Farmall 31, MFD w/60” ‘11 CIH 550 Quad - $273,500 ‘92 CIH 5240, 2WD, PS - $24,900 ‘13 CIH 550 Quad, 470 acres ‘10 CIH 435 Quad, 550 acres ‘09 CIH 385, 4-wheel, 950 acres

COMBINES

‘08 CIH 1020, 25’ platform ‘10 CIH 7088, 195 hrs. ‘10 CIH 7120, 550 hrs. ‘04 CIH 2388, RWA ‘03 CIH 2388, duals, 2000 eng. hrs. - Call CIH 2388, 2800 hrs. PLANTERS & TILLAGE ‘99 ‘08 1200, 16-30 pivot, bulk fill, 2500 acres ‘96 CIH 2166, 35Lx32 tires - Call ‘93 CIH 1666 - $32,500 - $79,500 ‘07 CIH 1200, 12-30 pivot planter w/bulk ‘90 CIH 1680, duals, - $28,500 ‘03 CIH 1020, 30’ - $14,000 fill & insecticide - $58,500 ‘98 CIH 1020, 25’ - $7,950 ‘06 JD 1760, 12-30 - $39,500 CIH Tigermate 200, 441⁄2’, rolling basket ‘92 CIH 1083, 8-30 - $6,500 ‘08 CIH 2608, 8-30 - Call JD 2200, 33.5’, 3 bar - $28,500 ‘05 CIH 2208, 8-30 - $28,500 ‘11 CIH 870, 9-shk. w/reel - Call CIH 2500, 7-shk. ripper w/levelr - $9,500

RABE INTERNATIONAL, INC.

1205 Bixby Road (across from fairgrounds), Fairmont, MN 507-235-3358 or 800-813-8300 • Get the Rabe Advantage

‘08 CIH 215, FWA, 900 hrs., 3 PTO ............................................................$135,000 IH 5488, FWA..............................................................................................Coming In CIH 8920, FWA, 4800 hrs. ............................................................................$78,000 CIH 7120, 2WD, 7500 hrs. ............................................................................$45,000 IH 5288, FWA, 4000 hrs. ................................................................................$41,000 IH 5088, new motor, new paint, 2WD ..........................................................$31,000 (2) IH 5088 ......................................................................................................$19,000 IH 856, no cab, Nice! ....................................................................................$11,500 IH 3688, 2WD, 3500 hrs. ................................................................................$21,500 IH 1566, 2WD, dual PTO, 6800 hrs. ..............................................................$17,000 CIH 7220 Magnum, FWA, 941 hrs., duals, Sharp ......................................$97,000 CIH 7220, FWA, 20.8x38 rear w/duals, 5900 hrs. ........................................$56,000 CIH 7210, 2WD, 18.4-42, 2500 hrs. ..............................................................$59,500 CIH 4800, 24’ field cult. ..................................................................................$9,500 CIH 4800, 26’ ....................................................................................................$9,500 CIH 3900, 24’ cushion gang disk ..................................................................$18,500 CIH 527B ripper..............................................................................................$20,500 DMI 530B ........................................................................................................$21,000 CIH 496, 24’ ....................................................................................................$16,500 CIH 6500, disk chisel, 9- & 12-shank ..............................................................$6,500 CIH 6750, 6-shank w/lead shank, w/hyd. lever............................................$16,500 CIH 3950, 25’ cushion gang disk w/mulcher ..............................................$26,500 CIH 3900, 20’..................................................................................................$21,000 White 445, 9-shank disc chisel ......................................................................$8,500 CIH Tigermate II, 26’ & 28’ ..........................................................................$26,000 DMI Tigermate II, 28’ ....................................................................................$22,500 CIH 496 w/mulcher, cushion..........................................................................$16,500 Brent 440 box ......................................................................................................$850 (6) Demco 365 boxes ..............................................................From $4,500-$6,500 Demco 450 box ................................................................................................$8,500 (2) Demco 550 box ........................................................................................$10,500 Demco Used Gravity Boxes, All Sizes Available ..................................................Call Harms 12’ roller ................................................................................................$5,000 Gehl 125 grader ............................................................................................$16,000 H&S 10-wheel V-rake ........................................................................................$2,500 Lorenz 1250 grinder ........................................................................................$7,800 Gehl 135 grinder ..............................................................................................$9,500 Gehl 125 grinder ............................................................................................$12,000 NH 355 grinder..................................................................................................$9,500

New Sitrex Rakes Available Many New & Used Rakes Available

GREENWALD FARM CENTER Greenwald, MN • 320-987-3177

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'09 Nissan Murano LE V6, AWD, charcoal, blk leather, pwr moon roof, new 20” tires, backup camera, fully loaded! Dec NADA book value $19,575, asking $17,995. 507-381-0719 Trucks & Trailers



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2012 Corn Pro. 6 x 16 cattle trailer, demo warranty, $4,700. (608)214-1859 FOR SALE: Ford 7.3 used diesel engines & parts, all years. Cat 3208T engine, like new. 320-583-0881 Miscellaneous

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One call does it all! With one phone call, you can place your classified ad in The Land, Farm News, AND The Country Today. Call The Land for more info @ 507-345-4523 • 800-6574665. PARMA DRAINAGE PUMPS New pumps & parts on hand. Call Minnesota's largest distributor HJ Olson & Company 320974-8990 Cell – 320-212-5336 RANGER PUMP CO. Custom Manufacturer of Water Lift Pumps for field drainage Sales & Service 507-984-2025 or 406-314-0334 www.rangerpumpco.com


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‘13 CIH Steiger 550Q, 604 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lights, loaded ......$329,900

‘13 CIH Steiger 500Q, 145 hrs. ................................................$319,500

‘13 CIH Steiger 450, row track, 295 hrs.............................................CALL

‘13 CIH Steiger 500Q, 262 hrs., Lux. cab, 36” tracks ................$329,500

‘14 CIH Steiger 600Q, 298 hrs., 36” tracks, PTO ........................$394,900

‘01 CIH STX440Q, 3971 hrs. ..$149,900

‘11 CIH Steiger 485Q, 1225 hrs., Full Autoguide, Lux. cab..................$239,900

‘09 CIH Magnum 245, 770 hrs., Lux. cab, big pump ..................$139,900

‘08 JD 9530, 2665 hrs. ..........$194,500

‘02 NH LB75, 1845 hrs. ............$37,000

‘02 CIH MX 240, 4100 hrs., duals ..................................................$79,500

‘08 Steiger 535, 800 tires, 1900 hrs. ................................................$205,500

‘13 CIH Magnum 235, 170 hrs. ................................................$169,900

‘13 CIH Magnum 315, 408 hrs. ................................................$209,900

‘13 CIH Magnum 225, CVT, 134 hrs. ................................................$159,900

CIH 885, 3300 hrs., cab, loader ..................................................$18,900

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USED COMBINES 5 Years Interest Waiver Available Thru Case Credit* • Call For Details ‘14 CIH 7230, duals, HID lites, Lux. cab, cross auger shut off ..........................................................................................................CALL ‘13 CIH 9230, 323 sep. hrs., track drive RWA, HID lites ............................................................................................................$369,900 ‘12 CIH 9230, 260 sep. hrs., track drive, RWA, folding covers ..................................................................................................$349,900 ‘11 CIH 7120, 579 sep. hrs., duals, HID lites, Lux. cab ............................................................................................................$239,900 ‘06 CIH 8010, 1223 sep. hrs., duals ..........................................................................................................................................$139,900 ‘02 CIH 2388, 2074 sep. hrs., duals, RWA ....................................................................................................................................$79,000 ‘98 CIH 2388, 2569 eng./1764 sep. hrs., duals ............................................................................................................................$66,000 ‘13 CIH 2608, 8R30” chopping cornhead ....................................................................................................................................$69,500 ‘13 CIH 2608, 8R30” chopping cornhead ....................................................................................................................................$69,500 ‘13 CIH 3408, New 8R30” cornhead..............................................................................................................................................JUST IN ‘12 CIH 3408, 8R30” cornhead ....................................................................................................................................................$44,900 ‘89 CIH 1083, 8R30” ......................................................................................................................................................................$8,900 ‘89 CIH 1083, 8R30” ......................................................................................................................................................................$7,900 ‘10 CIH 2020, 25’ platform w/Crary air reel ................................................................................................................................$26,800 ‘05 CIH 1020, 30’, 3” knife, rock guard ........................................................................................................................................$13,900 ‘04 CIH 1020, 30’, 3” knife, rock guard ........................................................................................................................................$12,900

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St. John’s University Arboretum, near Avon, Minn.

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hat is it?” the editor asked when I told him about the Lean On Me sculpture at the St. John’s University Arboretum near Avon, Minn. “It’s a whimsical meeting of art and nature,” said a theology graduate student who was visiting the sculpture. Yes. But what is it? From a practical point of view it is three, or four, or maybe five impractical structures made from thick and thin willow branches woven together like large upside-down baskets. These structures are held up by ash sapling poles. Woven into the willow

branches are sprigs of dry goldenrod. “It reminds me a little of the chapel in the woods on the far side of the lake,” said the student. It reminds me of a drawing from a book of fairy tales that has stepped off the page and into the prairie landscape. Also, looking up into the high ceiling, I am reminded of a cathedral. It’s a maze. It’s a fort built by children. Or it’s a castle for elves. Whatever it’s intended to be, it is fun. It’s interactive art. From the outside, Lean On Me looks different from every view point.

Check it out! Don’t just look at it from the car window on Stearns County Road 156. Go in! You can enter through nearly a dozen different doors. There are large and small windows that let you gaze at farms, a large wetland or the University’s skyscape, depending on which part of the willow castle you’re in. My conversation with the theology student took place while I was leaning out a willow window and she was in a narrow passage between buildings. Or was she in a building? It’s hard to tell. “It won’t last long,” the theology student said. “It wasn’t built to last.”

She liked that; the idea that the sculpture will melt back into the earth. I like that idea and others seem to as well. A friend familiar with the sculpture said it will only last a year or two. It’s true that ash poles don’t last long in the soil. But anyone who has watched an old barn sink slowly to its knees will understand that this prediction is probably inaccurate. Lean On Me is not flimsy. It’s solid and well-made. You may want to visit soon but it will be there, in one form or another, for years. “It looks different in every season,” the student said. ❖

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