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January 17, 2014

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The shareholders of the Blue Earth ures are largely rural counties. Some County, Minn., Fair recently approved rural counties do attract large crowds. moving the 154-year-old fair from its Martin County, with the fair on the edge beautiful fairgrounds in Garden City of Fairmont, brings in 25,000 to 30,000 along the Watonwan River closer to the each year. Freeborn County lures 93,500 population center of Mankato. people to Albert Lea, and Steele County attracts over 350,000 to its fair in OwaAttendance has been dwindling at the tonna. oldest county fair in the state, as have revenues. Discussions of moving the fair Mankato is a larger population base closer to a population base have been than these locales, but to say the move LAND MINDS going on for years, but finally came to a will cure all that ails the fair may be a By Kevin Schulz vote Jan. 9. stretch. Garden City is only 14 miles from Mankato. On a good day you can So the shareholders decided to move make the drive in, say, 20 minutes. That the fair, but the problem is the fair large population base has only been 20 board doesn’t know where they are going minutes away all this time, and it hasn’t filtered to relocate to, or even if they can afford the move. through the gates. Fair Board members feel a move closer to the popuHas our society become so busy, that a 20-minute lation base of Mankato will help attract crowds. drive out into the country is too much of a task to Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. take in a county fair? Apparently so. I spent some time at the Blue Earth County Fair The earliest a move would occur would be for the while I was growing up, and I remember heavy 2015 fair. If the move does occur, the fair will surely crowds. It was the place to be. have a bump in attendance, mainly for the newness. Sadly that is no longer the case, and Blue Earth For the short term, that is. Then, unless the fair County is not the only fair in that state. offers something to keep the crowds coming, they The Minnesota Federation of County Fairs website will quit coming. posts the dates, contact information and attendance I’m a big man, and am willing to admit when I am from the previous year, among other information, for wrong. each county fair in the state. The attendance for the Please prove me wrong. Blue Earth County Fair was listed at 5,000. This is on the low end of attendance figures, but not the low- Kevin Schulz is the editor of The Land. He may be est. Most of the county fairs with low attendance fig- reached at editor@TheLandOnline.com. ❖

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Ag’s new budget math needs checking It might be a new year but the old year’s data released by the U.S. Department of weaknesses persist. Agriculture on Dec. 31 showed “that despite partisan rhetoric about food stamp fraud For example, I still try to type the word and abuse, a record low rate of food stamps “separate” with one “a,” still can’t walk past were given out in error — 3.42 percent in a display of cherry licorice without buying 2012 when all errors were accounted for.” some, and still can’t do high-end math like, say, division. Moreover, the Plain Dealer, went on, “(O)nly 2.77 percent of the errors involved Part of that latter weakness goes back to overpayment ... the rest — 0.65 percent — the 1960s when the world switched to someoccurred in cases where the government thing called “New Math.” It looked a whole FARM & FOOD FILE gave fewer benefits, not more, than the lot like the old math but what did I know, I recipient was entitled to.” By Alan Guebert was awful busy looking for my next packet of red licorice. Even better, 2012 was “the ninth straight year that the national error rate for the Supplemental A half-century and another year later, however, I may have this “new” math noodled out. Here’s what I mean. Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, has been According to the Jan. 2 Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer, See GUEBERT, pg. 5A

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24A — Farmers need to be aware of more storage tank regulations 27A — ‘Farm Programs’ Kent Thiesse explores where the farm bill stands 1B — Easy as it may seem, dairy exports in a fierce battle

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Minnesota Association of Townships to offer scholarships for high school juniors The Minnesota Association of Townships is again offering a township scholarship program for high school juniors in Minnesota. Up to four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The Minnesota Association of Townships is a nonprofit corporation representing Minnesota townships while promoting an understanding of the heritage, future and being a voice for its roughly 9,000 officers. It regularly conducts research and educational programs designed to foster efficient and economical town governmental services and acts as a liaison between township officers and other local government officials to encourage sustained cooperation. The Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is designed to heighten awareness among young people about Minnesota’s Grassroots Township government. The program encourages every high school in the state of Minnesota to offer this opportunity for juniors to participate in this scholarship program. All students currently enrolled in the 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private or parochial high school or a home study program and who plan to further their education at a college, uni-

versity or vocational school are eligible for this program. They cannot be the child, stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild, brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsister of a MAT director or staff member. • Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with a written essay discussing this year’s topic, which is: The title of the Minnesota Association of Township’s 2014 Annual Conference is: “Township Pride — Fostering the Township Community.” With that in mind, your essay should answer each of the following questions: Why is it important to you to feel like a part of your community? And, what steps can townships take to develop or foster a feeling of community in today’s youth? • Essays must be between 450 and 500 words, and must be typed with double spacing. • Applicants should not name themselves, their school, their town or city, or their local officials in the essay. • See the application for research tips — application can be found at www.mntownships.org. Along with the completed application and written essay, students must submit:

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• Current high school transcript • Letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor. • All items must be submitted in one envelope and mailed to Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 267, St. Michael, MN 55376, postmarked by May 1. • Incomplete applications or applications postmarked after May 1 will not be accepted. Each essay will be judged by an independent panel based upon originality, knowledge of subject matter in relationship to the title, and supporting statements, as well as correct spelling and punctuation. The judging will be completed by Oct. 1 at which time up to four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Winners will be notified in writing in mid-October and will be invited to attend the Minnesota Association of Townships’ annual meeting to be held on Nov. 20-22 in Duluth. Scholarship awards will be paid to the appropriate financial aid office upon receipt of verification of completing their first term at a college, university or technical school. Log on to www.mntownships.org for more information. ❖

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Federal crop insurance program biggest winner The audit requires all government agencies to “report on any high-dollar overpayments identified in programs that are susceptible to significant improper payments.” By definition, the “threshold for a reportable overpayment” is “more than $5,000 in total to an individual for the quarter and as more (sic) than $25,000 in total to an entity …” Of the seven internal USDA agencies or departments that reported payments of at least that size, the Food Nutrition Service — the bureaucratic home to food assistance programs like SNAP and the National School Lunch Program — had zero “number of reported high-dollar overpayments” for zero dollars in 2012. The winner of this biggest loser race, according to the USDA’s inspector general, was the Risk Management Agency’s Federal Crop Insurance Program. In

2012, the RMA reported at least 70 overpayments in the federal crop insurance that totaled more than $14.6 million, or an average overpayment of $209,301. What’s more, while those overpayments numbered just 30 percent of all USDA mistakes in 2012, the total amount of crop insurance “overpayment” cash equaled 72 percent of all wrongly paid USDA cash. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranking member of the House ag committee, believes those numbers don’t even show the iceberg tip of crop insurance errors and fraud. Last April Peterson publicly estimated that “there is five times as much fraud” in federal crop insurance than in SNAP.

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Simple. Year upon year of declining fraud and no evidence of overpayment in the SNAP will likely bring more claims of fraud and deep cuts in funding to SNAP while more and bigger overpayments and more alleged fraud in crop insurance will bring it more federal funds and less scrutiny. But, hey, check my math while I get some more red licorice. Alan Guebert’s “Farm and Food File” is published weekly in more than 70 newspapers in North America. Contact him at agcomm@farmandfoodfile.com. Past columns, news and events are posted at www.farmandfoodfile.com. ❖

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GUEBERT, from pg. 2A under 6 percent ...” Those facts, Ohio’s Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown told the newspaper, point to one conclusion: “When detractors of SNAP overstate fraud to further their own political goals, they not only hurt families struggling with a tough economy, they engage in blatant dishonesty.” Blatant or not, it is dishonest to claim that SNAP, given years of irrefutable facts, is a program ripe with fraud, overpayment and corruption. There are other government programs, even other USDA programs, that feature higher — and in many cases, far higher — rates of fraud, overpayment and corruption than SNAP. For example, on Aug. 12, the USDA released its annual “Executive Order 13520 Audit Report” for 2012 — www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/50024-0003-11.pdf.

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Letter: We have a water quality and soil conservation problem, and it is us immensely. But CRP, if not permanent, fails to proTo the Editor: I skimmed over the paper about the new way the tect for long. Now many CRP acres are under the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be plow again. (Ethanol is often blamed). Higher grain prices did it. approaching water quality upgrades in the Mississippi River. Hopefully, Also, the amount of fertilizer flowing this new idea of concentration of down the river continues to be a probPattern tiling is efforts will work and we can help lem as seen by the Hypoxic Dead Zone with conservation of the soil and often bragged in the Gulf of Mexico. The amount of water quality. Yes, they are related. about by farmers soil, much of it coming from the banks and deposits in the valley of the MinWe started to get worked up about to provide the nesota River, is an on-going and growwater quality in the late-1950s and ‘sponge effect’ ... ing problem. The only thing helping much more in the ’60s. Rivers were but it increases right now is drought. A wet year will catching on fire out east. Water quality flow to the Minadd more to this problem. Permanent was so bad in many rivers that few nesota River. grassland in the flood plain of the Min“good” species of fish could survive. nesota is helpful. Swimming or wading put you at risk. In fact, the area in the Tatanka Bluffs The Minnesota River is just one example zone between Renville County and Redwood of rivers that were so impaired that fish were down in quality and numbers. We didn’t see the County has more permanent easements in the valley river burning but it carried a heavy load of chemicals than anywhere else, I would guess. Thanks to the and soil. After Gov. Arne Carlson made the declaration County Soil and Water Conservation Districts for that. that we would fix the water quality of the Minnesota Our Conservation District spent a lot of their energy in River, we did! We stopped using rivers as open sewers protecting water quality in the Minnesota by promoting the planting of native prairie there. They still farm and a place to send stuff on to other people to enjoy. However, we haven’t fixed it enough yet. And many acres in the flood plain, but if you drive down because agriculture is so heavy here on the flatland County Road 15, the river valley road, and watch the prairie, little conservation exists on the land. A few floodplain, you will see lots of grass. Grass holds the soil, farmers use conservation tillage and cover crops, traps sediment and helps water quality. Lake Pepin in the Mississippi River from Red Wing along with a few windbreaks, but they must not be in the majority. A few protect some wildlife habitat, but to Wabasha is filling in with silt and soils from very little. We have had more Conservation Reserve Renville County as well as the whole Minnesota Program and grassland buffers that have helped River watershed. Why? Does pattern tiling have anything to do with more water flowing into the drainage system of our county and others in the watershed? Of course. If you rush the water from the soil to the river, higher levels of water (when drought isn’t a factor) See us wash the banks, flow over the banks and pick up soil a t th e IA and such which goes to the Mississippi. Imagine what Power F a rm a “normal” or high rain season can do. S h o w ! in g Ja 28-30 n. Pattern tiling is often bragged about by farmers to provide the “sponge effect.” Indeed it does. What does it mean? It means that when it rains, and the soil Scrapers/Rollers Available in Thirteen Locations: soaks up the water, as the water reaches the tiles in Humboldt, De Soto, Iowa Falls, Union, Manchester, Britt, Readlyn, the field, the water is speedily rushed off to the Bayard, Chariton, Fremont, Lamoni, Marshalltown, IA & Wayne, NE drainage ditches. This, of course makes the soil able to hold more rain water (if it rains). This is a 3/4 yd. to 31 yd. Ashland, Big Dog, Cat, Garfield, Leon, Rowse, IronWolf, “sponge” so to speak. But it increases flow to the Johnson & Arts Way Graders - Dolly Wheel or Direct Mount Minnesota River. We have a problem, and it is us! We don’t think. We don’t think about future generations who will need good soil to raise crops on. We waste money on tem80-90 On Hand porary CRP fixes which are now ending in many places. Our local Soil and Water Conservation District promotes permanent conservation easements Riteway, Degelman & Summers almost exclusively. They help. Some say “the bottom 8’ to 85’ Land Rollers • Approx. 60-70 on hand line is killing conservation.” To me the only purpose of a U.S. Department of Agriculture is twofold: 1) Provide conservation on the land; and 2) Provide the “safety net” for farmers through support of crop insurance. Period. Jon Wogen Olivia, Minn.

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2014 Iowa Pork Congress set for Jan. 22-23 The Iowa Pork Producers Association will hold the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress on Jan. 22-23 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The nation’s largest winter swine trade show and conference will be held in Hy-Vee Hall, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Jan. 23. “The Iowa Pork Congress has established a tradition of excellence over the years and it attracts several thousand producers and others involved in the pork industry, as well as most of the top companies who serve the pork industry,” said IPPA President Greg Lear, a Spencer-area producer.

“We offer timely and informative seminars facilitated by some of the industry’s leading experts, great social functions and attendees have an array of networking opportunities. It really is a show for anyone who is involved in pork production, including our young swine enthusiasts.” Interest in Pork Congress remains strong among pork industry vendors and nearly 300 Iowa, U.S. and international companies will fill the HyVee Hall trade show floor. Products ranging from equipment and nutrition to genetics and pharmaceuticals will be on display. Several exhibitors are rolling out new or enhanced products during Pork Congress.

IPPA will welcome attendees to the Pork Information Plaza on the north trade show floor where guests can visit with producer-leaders and representatives from the National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and other affiliated organizations. Attendees will again have a wide range of seminars to choose from. An update on what’s happening in Washington, the latest on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, an economic outlook, the Affordable Care Act and opportunities for new farmers are among the scheduled sessions. The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy also will be discussed. Sixth generation farmer and agriculture advocate Trent Loos brings his passion and wit to the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress as the keynote speaker. In “Tell that to the Crunchy Momma,” Loos will address the need to re-educate consumers on modern food production. The “Loos Tales” star will address attendees at 2 p.m. on Jan. 22.

Hog farmers also will be able to obtain or renew their Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance certifications, and a certification session for confinement site manure applicators is again being offered. “We try to provide the best of everything at Pork Congress, from the trade show to the social events,” Lear said. “This is our 42nd show and with all of the activities we have scheduled, Pork Congress should be another great event for the pork industry.” Registration Producers can register at www.iowaporkcongress.org or by using the form in the November issue of the Iowa Pork Producer magazine at a cost of $10. Pork Congress week will start on Jan. 20 with the annual IPPA Taste of Elegance contest and reception. The IPPA Annual Meeting will be held Jan. 21 and the annual Iowa Pork Foundation Kickoff Reception and Auction will take place that evening. The Pork Congress Banquet is on Jan. 22. The IPPA Youth Swine Judging Contest will be held in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Jan. 23. For more information, log on to www.iowaporkcongress.org or call IPPA at (800) 372-7675. ❖

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The following seminars were selected by the Iowa Pork Producers Association producer leadership and are funded by the Pork Checkoff. Jan. 20 6:30-8 p.m.: Iowa Pork Taste of Elegance Reception (Invitation only); presented by IPPA Restaurant & Food Service Committee Jan. 21 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Iowa Pork Producers Association Annual Meeting; presented by IPPA Noon-1 p.m.: IPPA Annual Meeting Luncheon; sponsored by the National Pork Board 5-8 p.m.: Iowa Pork Congress Kickoff Reception & Auction; presented by IPPA Jan. 22 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Iowa Pork Congress Trade Show; presented by IPPA 9-11 a.m.: Iowa Pork Queen Speeches; presented by the IPPA Youth Committee 9:15-10:30 a.m.: Seminar — Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update presented by Eldon McAfee 10 a.m.-Noon: Training — Pork Quality Assurance Plus; presented byIowa State University Extension swine specialist 10:45-11:45 a.m.: Seminar — Washington Update: Will Dysfunctional Washington Ever Function; presented by Jim Wiesemeyer 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Winter Pork Picnic; presented by IPPA Noon-1:45 p.m.: Seminar — Understanding PEDv: Diagnostics, Impacts & Biosecurity!; presented by Rodger Main and Butch Baker 1-3 p.m.: Training — Transport Quality Assurance; presented by ISU Extension swine specialist 1-2 p.m.: Iowa Premier Pork Youth Ambassador Speeches; presented by Iowa Pork Youth Ambassador contestants 2-3 p.m.: Keynote presentation — “Tell that to the Crunchy Momma”; presented by Trent Loos 3:15-4:15 p.m.: Seminar — Managing the Margin: Economic Outlook; presented by Lee Schulz 4-6 p.m.: Iowa Pork Congress Producer Recognition Reception; presented by Alltech 6-9 p.m.: Iowa Pork Congress Banquet; presented by IPPA 9-10 p.m.: Iowa Pork Congress Dessert Reception; presented by Zoetis Jan. 23 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Iowa Pork Congress Youth Judging Contest; lead sponsor: Waldo Genetics 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Iowa Pork Congress Trade Show; presented by IPPA 9:15-10:15 a.m.: Seminar — Strengthening Agriculture’s Commitment to Water Quality: The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy; presented by Bill Northey and John Lawrence 10 a.m.-Noon: Training — Confinement Site Manure Applicator; presented by Jeff Prier and Angela Rieck-Hinz

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Winter Crops Day Jan. 17 Kasson, Minn. Info: Call (507) 835-3620 or log on to http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu Winter Crops Day Jan. 17 Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca, Minn. Info: Call (507) 835-3620 or log on to http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu

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Extension offices or obtain a registration form at www. extension.iastate.edu/franklin; Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Investment contact the Franklin County Extension Office, (641) 456Jan. 21, 5:30-9 p.m. 4811 or jackied@iastate.edu. for Vet Clinic, Postville, Iowa Info: $20/person if registered by more information; on-site regisphone 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; call (319) 4724739 or to register, e-mail: beefcenter@iastate.edu

Ag Outlook Meeting Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Conference Center, Owatonna, Minn. Info: See details of Jan. 20 event North Central Iowa Youth Beef Conference Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ellsworth Community College Agriculture & Renewable Energy Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa Info: Planned for youth fourth grade through 12th grade; register by Jan. 17 at Iowa county

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Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Investment Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Iowa State University Research Farm Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua, 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; call (641) 3942174 or to register, e-mail:

Tax & Legal Issues for Hired Labor Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cabela’s Second Floor Meet-

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Ambitious Minnesota FFA’er wins $1,000 grant erd, Minn.; Sarah Manderfeld, Medford, By DICK HAGEN Minn.; and Joe Ramstad, Forest Lake, Minn. The Land Staff Writer Hank Schultz, 14-year-old member of the With two purebred cows and two calves Medford (Minn.) High School FFA chapter, already the foundation of his beef business, is $1,000 richer thanks to FFA. young Schultz’s choice of how to “invest” his grant money was pretty obvious. Selling On Jan. 6 the young man got word that he breeding stock is part of his business ambihad won a grant from the National FFA tion. “I plan on selling my bull calf as a Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Hank Schultz breeder bull,” he said. National FFA Organization. His older sister, Madeline, has three cows; younger What does Schultz intend to do with the money? Grow his beef business on his parents’ farm. He has brother, Cal, has one cow. Parents Jeff (a commodity both a Red Angus and a Black Angus cow. Each cow broker) and Kathryn (a hair stylist) pretty much leave the livestock business in the hands of their has provided a calf for his growing beef business. “I’ll be using the money to buy a mineral feeder children, but livestock are in the family’s backand a hay-feeder saver,” Schultz said in a telephone ground. Schultz said one of his granddads was a dairy farmer; the other was a Duroc hog farmer who interview with The Land. also raised beef cattle. What he won is referred to as an Supervised AgriGetting involved in the livestock business came cultural Experience Grant, designed to help FFA members create and enhance their SAE, a require- with a bit of a parental challenge. Schultz said his ment to be an FFA member. To satisfy SAE require- dad told him and his siblings, “that if we want to ments, FFA members must create and operate an raise livestock, we also have to learn how to judge agriculture-related business, work at an agricul- livestock.” Schultz actually attends school at Faribault High ture-related business or conduct an agricultural research experience. Upon completion he or she School, but FHS does not offer an agriculture promust submit a comprehensive report regarding the gram, so he heads south a few miles to be a member of the FFA chapter at Medford, a bustling agriculcareer development experience. Other winners from Iowa and Minnesota are ture education program with two instructors. Schultz is already a two-year veteran showing Bryce Scott, Prairie Valley, Iowa; T.J. Graves, Brainmarket goats at the Minnesota State Fair. You qualify for the State Fair by first being a “blue ribbon” winner at your county fair. His second year he won a

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reserve champion ribbon with his goat. He also did the paperwork to be eligible in the junior show to win a heifer at the annual Minnesota Beef Expo. He earned the Red Angus heifer that has since produced a new heifer calf. “At our county fair I showed my Red Angus and got a champion ribbon; I also took her to the State Fair but didn’t do so well there,” Schultz said. The young man certainly has ambition. He’s a 220pound junior varsity wrestler on the Faribault High School squad; he started wrestling in the third grade. He intends to go to college at the University of Minnesota or perhaps another state university offering an ag-related degree. By the time he’s a senior he hopes to have five cows in his own beef herd. Why did he get involved in FFA? Schultz said FFA gives him more chances to show beef cattle and goats. “Plus, I’m learning lots more about agriculture and how big an industry it really is,” he said. “I think more kids should take FFA and learn something about ag. Even planting a few flowers is ag; planting anything is being a farmer.” Schultz was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide. The National FFA organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training. Currently 570,678 student members nationwide, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, are enrolled in FFA through 7,570 local FFA chapters. ❖ For more information, log on to www.FFA.org.

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Cover story: Is 300-bushel corn within reach? “You have By RENAE VANDER SCHAAF to believe The Land Correspondent that you On a subzero, extremely can do it,” windy Jan. 6, Brian and Darren Brian said. Hefty told 400 interested farm“Then work ers that they believe it is possitoward ble to consistently produce 300 that goal. bushels per acre of corn. You can’t Darren Hefty They are even more con- Brian Hefty just look at vinced that this once-thought out-of-reach goal is attainable for one thing; everything needs to be everyone. Even more after Darren’s looked at.” That includes seed genetics plot yielded 307 bushels and Brian’s and traits, fertility products, equip302 bushels in their “Brian versus ment and new pesticide technology. An excellent place to begin is with Darren” plots. the soil itself. Farmers need to conThe growing corn was seen at the stantly, diligently be building up soil Ag PhD 2013 Field Day at their farm and organic matter. Most nutrients are near Baltic, S.D. good in the top three inches, but roots

grow deeper. There need to be nutri- assume their crops are suffering from ents available at deeper soil depths. drought, the reality it is from a lack of “Soil testing is important. We know nutrients. When crops have ample we are depleting our soils and that nutrients, less water is needed. isn’t how we want to Farmers need to ask leave it for our chilthemselves if are they dren,” Brian said. “For are fertilizing for 200You have to evidence of that, take a or 300-bushel corn believe that fence row soil sample, crops. A 200-pound where the land is undisdiammonium phosphate you can do it. turbed, and compare it application only Then work to a field sample.” replaces what was toward that taken off by a 200Soil samples must be goal. You bushel corn crop. properly studied, and can’t look at attention needs to paid Darren Hefty cauone thing; to the base saturation tioned against applying everything test and ratios of everytoo much nitrogen, even thing to everything else. in the form of manure. needs to be He suggests split applylooked at. Ratios matter. At first ing, a little in the fall, glance the potassium more at planting with — Brian Hefty levels may appear adethe rest sidedressed. quate, but when magnesium and calcium levels “It’s important to keep were also high, the plant’s ability to nitrogen out of the nitrate form,” Dartake in potassium is affected, essen- ren said. “Nitrogen stabilizers usually tially rendering the potassium level pay when nitrogen rates and prices are down to deficient levels. high, or when it sits on the top of the He also suggested going back to soil for more than two days or applied where the soil samples were drawn to far ahead of when it is needed.” do plant tissue testing throughout the season. Oftentimes when farmers See YIELD, pg. 15A

Brothers: Any system can work, if it’s well-managed You can do everything over time to build up that soil, but you can destroy that time and money spent with compaction. In the spring wait until the fields are ready. Harvesting when wet also causes problems.

— Darren Hefty their farms. Where there are no wheel tracks the yields go up. Their guidelines for reducing compaction include reducing tillage, increasing organic matter, tiling, managing traffic patterns and to stay off saturated soils. “The ideal soil pH is about 6.8,” Brian said. “There are problems when pH is above 7.3, and when it falls below 5, yields are cut by 30 to 40 percent. Microbial activity increases when the soil pH improves.”

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Managing soil water, using manure and biological products, and reducing tillage should help to improve soil life.

“Tiling lowers the water table,” Darren said. “If ground is 100-percent saturated and untiled, when a rain falls it runs off, carrying soil, chemical and fertilizer with it. When land is tiled, it can better absorb rainfall, reducing erosion and improving water quality.” Testing on the water from their tiles shows that that it is drinking water quality. Farmers are now considering using tile lines for sub-surface irrigation. Plant stands are a really big deal. Brian challenged farmers to walk their fields to observe the leaf stages as the plants emerge. Just one leaf stage behind makes a difference. When a plant is two to three leaf stages behind, the corn no longer qualifies as a crop plant but acts as a weed. Also they encouraged planting the newer hybrids, as each year new vari-

eties gain two to three bushels. When choosing a hybrid, buy the defensive traits your fields need — if Goss’s Wilt is a problem, look for the corn designed for those fields. “Choose different hybrids, for no one knows what the weather will be during the growing season,” Brian said. “Don’t put your eggs all in one basket is still good advice.” Fungicides usually pay better in wetter years. Spray coverage is absolutely critical as most fungicides travel only in the xylem. If the disease is already out there, it is too late. It’s important to remember that fungicides act as a preventive. When it comes to weed control, in a corn-soybean rotation, Darren views corn as the year to wipe out weeds in soybeans. There are lots of choices, a mixture of old and new products, with different sites of action, that eliminate weed problems. The Hefty brothers did not push any particular farming practice — no-till, strip-till or conventional — as the only way to obtain 300-bushel corn. They said any system can work, if it is well-managed, for there are pluses and minuses with them all. ❖

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YIELD, from pg. 14A There are differences in stabilizers, so choose the right one for your situation, he said. When a farmer knows his cationexchange capacity levels (the capacity of the soil to hold nutrients) he has a better idea of the amount of fertilizer he needs. One way to increase CEC is to increase organic matter. That is huge, Darren said. Organic matter acts like a sponge, soaking up water and nutrients, releasing them as needed. For every 1 percent of organic increase in soil, the average soil can hold approximately 4 percent more water. Each percent of organic matter in the soil releases approximately 20 to 30 pounds nitrogen, four to seven pounds phosphate and two to three pounds sulfur. “You can do everything over time to build up that soil, but you can destroy that time and money spent with compaction,” Darren said. “In the spring wait until the fields are ready. Harvesting when wet also causes compaction.” The Hefty brothers have a two-row combine that is used for research on

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Iowa farmland value reaches historic $8,716 average Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. Values increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row and achieved historic peaks. The increase is similar to results of other recent Iowa farmland value surveys, including the Federal Reserve Bank

of Chicago and the Iowa Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute surveys. Scott County, with an estimated $12,413 average value for all farmland, saw the highest average county values in the Iowa State survey. Scott County also had the highest percentage increase and highest increase in value, 12.45 percent and $1,374 respectively, of the 99 Iowa counties. The Northwest

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Crop Reporting District reported the highest land values at $10,960, which was a decrease of $445 (3.9 percent) from 2012. O’Brien County showed the highest dollar decrease in 2013 of $478. Osceola, Dickinson and Lyon counties along with O’Brien County all shared the greatest percentage decrease in 2013, with 3.72 percent. “The 2013 land value survey shows a market in flux, with strong and weak price sales occurring at the same time,” said Michael Duffy, Iowa State economics professor and Extension farm management economist who conducts the survey. “The key question is if this The 2013 land shows the market is going to settle, if it is value survey just pausing before shows a market another takeoff in in flux, with values, or if the marstrong and weak ket has peaked and price sales occurdue for a correction.” ring at the same Have Iowa land valtime. The key ues peaked? question is if this Duffy said examinshows the maring some causes for the current increase ket is going to in farmland values settle, if it is just and the reactions is pausing before helpful in assessing another takeoff the situation. Farmin values, or if land values are the market has highly correlated with gross farm income. A peaked and due majority of the survey for a correction. respondents were concerned about income. — Michael Duffy Over three-fourths, 76 percent, of the respondents cited lower commodity prices as a negative factor affecting the land markets. Data show the rate of increase in land values slowed and commodity prices started dropping after June 2013. Iowa corn and soybean price movements are good indicators of gross farm income movement. There was a 33-percent drop in the Iowa average corn price from October 2012 to October 2013 and there was an 11-percent drop in soybean prices over the same time period. The November estimated price for Iowa corn was 39 percent lower than the November 2012 price. Soybean prices were 11 percent lower. There are many competing forces that will influence prices over the coming years. The Iowa State economist goes on to say, for now it appears there are more factors that will lead to lower prices as opposed to returning to levels of the past few years. “Farm income is a strong indicator for the direction land values will go, but there are other factors as well,” Duffy said. “Interest rates remain low, but the percent of respondents who reported less sales than in 2012 was the highest it’s been since 1985.” The odds are against a major collapse in land values. But, if projections of a new lower level for commodity prices hold, then Duffy believes we should See VALUE, pg. 17A

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VALUE, from pg. 16A expect land values to drop. The economist said many respondents commented that the current situation might be a plateau. Overview of 2013 Iowa land values While the highest county land values were reported in Scott County, Decatur County remained the lowest reported land value, $3,628 per acre. O’Brien County, which showed the highest county average value and greatest dollar increase in 2012, showed the highest dollar decrease in 2013 of $478. Osceola, Dickinson and Lyon counties along with O’Brien County all shared the highest percentage increase in 2012 and the greatest percentage decrease in 2013, with 3.72 percent. Low-grade land in the state averaged $5,298 per acre and showed a 3.5-percent increase or $179 per acre, while medium-grade land averaged $8,047 per acre; high-grade land averaged $10,828 per acre. The lowest land value was estimated in the South Central Crop Reporting District, $4,791, while the lowest percentage decrease was in the Northwest Crop Reporting District with a 3.9-percent decrease. The Southeast Crop Reporting District reported a 13.3-percent increase, the highest district percentage reported. For the North Central Crop Reporting District, the average land value was estimated at $9,818 per acre, an increase of $258 (2.7 percent) from 2012. Land values for high-grade land averaged $11,159 per acre, while medium-grade land averaged $8,824 per acre; low-grade land averaged $6,421 per acre. Within the crop reporting district, values ranged from $10,786 in Wright County to $9,263 in Winnebago County. For the district, 59 percent of respondents reported fewer land sales in 2013 compared to 2012; 33 percent of respondents reported the same number of sales while only 9 percent reported more land sales in 2013. Maps showing 2013 values, percentage change and comparisons to 2012 data and additional information from Duffy are available at www.extension.iastate.edu/topic/landvalue. The Iowa Land Value Survey was initiated in 1941 and is sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, Iowa State University. Only the state average and the district averages are based directly on the Iowa State survey data. The county estimates are derived using a procedure that combines survey results with data from the U.S. Census of Agriculture. The survey is based on reports by licensed real estate brokers and selected individuals considered knowledgeable of land market conditions. The 2013 survey is based on 476 usable responses providing 674 county land value estimates. The survey is intended to provide information on general land value trends, geographical land price relationships and factors influencing the Iowa land market. It is not intended to provide an estimate for any particular piece of property. This article was submitted by Iowa State University Extension. ❖

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Covering the bases — What to include in a rental agreement We appreciated the opportunity to work with Regional Extension Educator Dave Bau recently on land rental workshops in Stearns, Benton, Morrison and Todd counties. We also appreciated the questions and discussion offered by those who attended. This sparked my interest in a recent Michigan State University article that suggested nine categories of information that should be covered in a lease or rental agreement. A written lease agreement can be as simple as identifying the land owner and the renter, a description of the land rented and outlined on a map or Farm Service Agency aerial photo, the starting and ending date for the agreement, what the rent is and how and when it is paid, and signatures of the owner and renter. The MSU article outlined other considerations that can be useful. • Correct legal names of all par-

ties. Consider whether renter or owner is actually an individual, a Limited Liability Corporation, or other business entity. It could be that a husband and wife should both be listed and sign consistent with how they do business or with how an estate would be settled. • Correct legal description of the farm and a farm map. This should match the description on the deed. A farm map with the boundaries of the leased area highlighted clarifies the land included in the lease. If there are areas that are not to be included, they should be noted and highlighted. • Starting and ending dates. The starting date can be different than the date the agreement is signed. Is the lease a one-year lease that automatically renews unless either party gives written notice by a pre-determined date, or does it have a definite ending date? It might

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be better to have a specified beginning and ending date to avoid confusion. When does the renter have access to the property? Access could be different than starting and ending dates. • Rent. Along with the amount, when and how will the rent be paid? I suggest people specify when rent is due by a date rather by something like “before planting starts” or “before harvest starts.” What process will be followed if rent is not paid on time? • Conflict resolution. If the lease is silent on this topic, the only method could be through attorneys. The lease can require that differences be settled by mediation or binding arbitration or some other process. • Facilities owner provides. In some cases this might include the use of buildings for storage of equipment or grain, maybe irrigation wells and equipment. Be clear about how maintenance decisions will be made and handled. • Installation of capital improvements. As landowners retire from active farming, a renter might be installing tiling or irrigation or making

other improvements. In these situations, the lease should define how these decisions are made and handled and what happens if the lease is terminated, or property ownership changes. There might be provisions related to recovering operator investments lime or manure of other inputs that might have benefits beyond a single crop year. • Irrigation permits and water use reporting. Permits should be obtained and water use reports should be taken care of based on existing laws and rules of the governing agency. The lease should state who is responsible consistent with existing policies. • Hunting privileges. It should be clearly stated whether the owner wishes to reserve all hunting privileges, or to what extent a renter has something to say about hunting. I’ve had calls where the owner didn’t mind giving the renter permission to hunt, but did not appreciate all the renter’s friends and cousins coming to hunt also. There are other things that might be considered including things like cutting firewood, taking a large boulder See RENTAL, pg. 19A

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growers a cost-effective method to identify areas of concern. AgEagle and Labre Consulting will exhibit its aerial imaging system that uses robotic aircraft to gather field photos and data for farmers and agricultural professionals. Other new electronics include: Ag Leader’s new Cloud-Based Platform AgFiniti which connects your operation to your data wirelessly; GrahamCommand Pro which allows farmers to control each row’s population based on each row’s location on the prescription map; Micro Trak SafeGuard Liquid Blockage Monitor will electronically detect liquid application blockages; and Unverferth UHarvest system is the first-ever solution for collecting and managing grain cart weight data using the tractor’s display or touch-screen tablet. Junge said farmers who come to see their favorite brands won’t be disappointed. The list includes tractor manufacturers Case IH, Challenger, John Deere, Kubota, Mahindra, Massey Ferguson and New Holland. “A show this big can’t only be about big iron, so we really focus on showcas-

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Monitor stored grain moisture, temp via internet the bin, it’s quickly a matter of nuts By DICK HAGEN and bolts in deciding The Land Staff Writer what you need to do to As technology keeps advancing in ... it means the preserve the value of all areas of farming, it was perhaps elimination of your crop once it’s in inevitable that on-farm grain storage costly over-drystorage,” Ahern said. would enter the internet age. ing — perhaps Everything is now How’s this for a starter — called the the single most about the details, he IntelliCloud grain management syssaid, and because moiscommon comtem, this electronic package from Intelture content of your plaint these days. liAir lets you view your grain temperaDave Ahern grain directly plays into tures and moisture content on any dollars, he noted there web-enabled device. Wherever your has been a big market for a variety of electronic gear smart phone travels, you can have instant access to exactly what’s going on in every grain bin on your farm. that helps take the risk out of grain storage. With his firm it starts with Smart Cables which he The 2013 cropping season “was a whole new learnrefers to as the first step in true grain management. ing experience,” said IntelliAir grain specialist Dave Smart Cables first hit the market in 2006, but thanks to Ahern at the recent MN Ag Expo in Mankato, “espeseveral seasons of Mother Nature drying the crop, this cially for young farmers who perhaps had a crop dryer as part of their grain storage but until last fall, technology didn’t strike home until the 2013 harvest. The IntelliAir 2g Smart Cable monitors grain they had never fired up the system. Net result was lots of growers, especially inexperienced guys, over- moisture content; the Digi-Temp cable monitors dried their crop. Complicating the issue was a sud- grain temperature. den shortage of propane fuel in many areas.” “Older systems just didn’t read hot spots as accurately He said last fall’s lessons are still being learned. as do these new digital sensors,” Ahern said. “Smart Most bins they’ve checked this winter have wetter Cables are fastened every four feet of vertical inside the bin. A 30,000-bushel bin would get fitted with two grain than anticipated at this stage. “Because of high input costs getting that crop into cables; a 48-foot diameter would get six cables with a sensor mounted every four feet on each cable.” His firm provides a two-year parts and labor warranty, but said systems installed in 2006 are still operating trouble-free. He said the quality of your

grain bin might be a factor in the durability of any grain monitoring system. “The integrity of that structure is a consideration but we have a lot of cable systems in older bins,” he said. Besides the “cable technology” his firm also markets BinCheck, a hand-held system that allows you to monitor and analyze data using a simple device that you plug into a panel on the exteriors of your grain bins. This system provides a convenient walk-up access to read and monitor both temperature and moisture data. One handheld unit works on multiple bins. No electrical power is required since the system runs on a long-life lithium battery. There’s even a backlight for checking bins at night. With BinCheck Deluxe you can access all of your grain data over the internet, with alerts if there is a problem. Ahern said this is set up on a wireless network so bins do not have to be “daisy chained.” BinManager tracks even more data than temperature and moisture. This unit even operates the fans in your bin with a variable three- to 35-second built-in delay to minimize energy demand. It automatically starts and shuts down your crop dryer as needed. “Perhaps the most critical advantage of these technologies,” Ahern said, “is that because they are accurately managing your entire grain drying package, it means the elimination of costly over-drying — perhaps the single most common complaint these days.” Equipment for IntelliAir is manufactured outside of Kansas City, Mo. They will do on-farm demonstrations, so call (855) 206-5612 or log on to www.IntelliAir.com for more information. ❖

FINBIN update allows producers to compare farms tion against a peer group of farms from FINBIN. “FINBIN has always allowed producers to create reports based on type of farm, size of farm, debt level and several other criteria,” said Dale Nordquist, CFFM associate director and Extension economist. “This new feature will allow producers to enter key financial measures then select a peer group of farms and quickly see how they stack up.” The comparable measures are based on the Farm Financial Standards Council’s Financial Guidelines for Agricultural Producers. If the producer’s accounting system calculates

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eral layers of checks to verify accuracy. All reports are based on accrual farm income. The website will help calculate accrual measures for producers who do not have that information. To try it, log on to www.finbin.umn.edu and click on “Compare Your Farm FINANCIAL RATIOS” (on the left). To learn more about managing farm finances, log on to Interpreting Financial Statements and Measures, CFFM’s online financial workshop, at http://ifsam.cffm.umn.edu. To join a farm business management program, click the “About FINBIN” button on the website for a list of participating groups. The revisions to FINBIN were funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This article was submitted by University of Minnesota Extension. ❖

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the FFSC measures, these can simply be entered on the web page. If not, they can enter a few summary financial totals and let the website calculate the ratios and measures. Tips are included to help producers enter the right information. What will producers get? The report will show where they compare in terms of the five key areas of financial management: liquidity, solvency, profitability, repayment capacity and financial efficiency. “It is not unusual to find a farm that is strong in terms of profitability but has a major weakness in liquidity,” Nordquist said. “That’s important for the farm manager to know. Should we see a financial downturn, liquidity is what will get you through the tough years.” The database is compiled from farms that use CFFM’s FINPACK software for farm business analysis. Each individual farm analysis goes through sev-

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Repealing of tax laws on Torkelson’s House agenda on my agenda,” Torkelson said. Those targets By DICK HAGEN would be the warehousing tax, the machinery The Land Staff Writer repair tax and the telecommunications sales tax, He still claims farming as his No. 1 he said. Because of a surplus in the state budget, profession but politics have certainly Torkelson feels these taxes should and could be become his No. 1 hobby. And when you revoked. are one of few “bonafide” farmers serving in the Minnesota House of Repre“But the one that’s not getting as much attensentatives perhaps “hobby” is a bit of a tion as I think it should is the gift tax passed in stretch. Like any hobby, the longer you Paul Torkelson the last session. Minnesota is one of only two stick around the more it grows. states in the nation with a gift tax,” Torkelson We’re talking about Paul Torkelson, Hanska-area said. This particular tax has a potentially big impact farmer, first elected to the Minnesota House in on farmers because if a farmer wants to “gift” part of 2008. His committee list now includes Energy, Envi- his estate to someone (within the family or elseronment and Natural Resources Policy, Agriculture where) he has to pay a tax on the market value of that gift. In view of current land prices this gift tax and Rural Development and Legacy Funding. Torkelson heads back up to St. Paul Feb. 25 for the could be huge. As a ranking Republican, he knows full well the start of the 2014 Legislative Session but even prior to that official start he’s involved in various com- challenge in getting this tax eliminated. “It seems mittee meetings in St. Paul and elsewhere. It’s sort the current majority wants to keep spending and of like getting a few of your ducks lined up before increase the size of government every chance they get,” Torkelson said, adding that he and his Republithe gavel starts that first session, he said. So what are the “big ducks” for this 2014 session? can colleagues want to slow down spending. Because the 2014 session is essentially a bonding “A strong effort to repeal some of the taxes that were imposed by the last legislative session is high session (where/how state money should be allocated), Torkelson said his votes lean to infrastruc-

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Land sales finished strong in 2013, spurred by good farmer demand for additional land, according to Farmers National Co. Farmers National Co. is reporting record real estate sales of $750 million for 2013, compared to $640 million in 2012. Activity during the first half of 2013 slowed slightly because of a surge in sales at the end of 2012 prompted by tax law changes. However, sales levels turned upward to round out the year and finished strong, according to Randy Dickhut, vice president of real estate operations of Farmers National Co. He said that trends indicate an active pace will continue through the first half of 2014 for most regions.

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— Randy Dickhut Dakota, South Dakota and western Minnesota). Income reduction of nearly $350 per acre in some cases is taking some land buyers out of the market. Despite this pressure, values are fairly stable in this area, Dickhut said. Farmers continue to be the primary land buyers. Dickhut reports that investor interest in land has been more guarded as many are not willing to pay high prices without a guaranteed strong return. Recent success in the stock market is generating interest in alternative investments, pushing outside investors to choices besides land. “The market for farmland overall remains strong, particularly for quality land even though buyers are getting more cautious,” Dickhut said. “The impact of changes in commodity prices, expenses, and interest rates will all play into year-end results.” ❖

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TORKELSON, from pg. 22A As one of few House members actively engaged in production agriculture he acknowledges that occasionally his fellow politicians do ask him questions about agriculture. He reminds them that Minnesota’s relatively strong economic recovery from the 2008 debacle is because of the strength of Minnesota agriculture. “We have some very major players in the industry of agriculture with Minnesota headquarters. Politicians are getting smarter about the impact of agriculture in our total strength,” he said. Besides crop farming, Torkelson also contract finishes about 7,000 hogs per year. Torkelson was interviewed at the Jan 9 MN Ag Expo in Mankato. ❖

Within Farmers National Co.’s 24-state service area, there has been continued widespread auction activity at year-end. Farmers National Co. real estate agents worked 45 auctions during November alone. Out of 829 properties sold by Farmers National Co. in 2013, over 40 percent sold at auction. While land prices have stabilized compared to the double-digit price increases seen in recent years, levels are at historical highs. Prices per acre for high quality land range nationwide from $3,500 to as high as $12,000 to $13,000 per acre in areas of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. Values in the Upper Midwest are also strong with sales reaching $10,000 per acre. “Farms remained profitable in 2013 despite lower commodity prices, in part due to reductions in fertilizer expenses of nearly 30 percent,” Dickhut said. “This is prompting farm owners to continue buying premium land to expand their operations. Interest in average- to medium-quality land has waned, slowing activity for such property.” Prices for pasture land have increased in places like Nebraska as Texas livestock producers transplanted herds due to recent drought. As regions in Texas continue to recover from the drought, land values there are forecast to rise 5 percent to 7 percent, Dickhut said. A price drop of 40 percent for sugar beets has impacted land values in the Northern Region (North

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Farmers impacted by chemical, fuel tank regulations By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer New regulations for on-farm chemical and fuel storage seem to keep popping up. It’s becoming sort of a “buyer beware” environment out there, said Kurt Radermacher, a vendor at the recent MN Ag Expo in Mankato, Minn. Radermacher was displaying what’s new in the world of fuel storage tanks, pumps and dispensing

equipment and what’s happening pertaining to containment devices. He shared this latest requirement. “If you are storing more than 1,300 gallons of fuel you may soon need a Spill Protection Containment Plan which needs to be prepared by a professional engineer,” he said. “And those guys don’t come cheap. So this is a costly new proposal that will be filed by the Envirnmental Protection Agency.”

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In plain talk it means you’ve got to regulate your fuel tanks and you’ve got to register them with the state of Minnesota. “The logical consequence of this new legislation,” Radermacher said, “is that farmers are asking themselves, ‘Do I want to have this much Kurt Radermacher fuel stored on my farm? Or can I get along with less than 1,300-gallon fuel storage to avoid this SPCP plan?’” This 1,300-gallon category is only a Minnesota standard so far. South Dakota, for example, has a 4,000gallon threshold; Wisconsin is at 15,000 gallons. “That seems more logical and more economical, too,” Radermacher said. “The larger your farm fuel containment, the more important that you have filed and installed a protection containment plan. But for a smaller operator needing only a 1,000-gallon tank, this SPCP seems a bit ridiculous.” He spoke of this as a bureaucratic process that could very well have additional changes before the end of the year. “Here at Ag Expo I’ve had at least 15 questions just this morning as to what’s going to happen with this regulation,” he said. “But as farming operations get bigger and tractors get bigger, bigger fuel containment is happening everywhere. And along with bigger tanks, fuel monitors are becoming standard also.” So what’s the most popular farm fuel tank these days? “A 1,000-gallon skid tank,” Radermacher said. “You pick it up with a fork lift and move it around to wherever you need it. It fits on most pickup beds so it’s mighty convenient for field refills. It’s economical. And you don’t need a special containment wall around this tank because we sell it as a double-wall container.” Depending on the manufacturer, this size tank costs from $800 to $3,000. He mentioned five tank manufacturers that are providing sales and service in Minnesota. Thanks to “wet corn” last fall, he and others in his business have seen an uptick in Lp gas tanks. He said his industry is big enough to meet this sudden new demand but recognizes that it may have been a one-year phenomena triggered by last fall’s harvest season. But a bigger business for his firm is the growing interest in multi-fuel pumps at service stations across Minnesota. “Tremendous interest in E15 and it sounds like that ethanol fuel will soon get EPA approval. And of course as more multi-fuel cars get sold, we’re doing more tanks and pumps just to handle the E85 fuel also,” said Radermacher, who also noted a big push from farmers themselves for special ethanol fuel and biodiesel fuel storage tanks on their own farms. Stations adding E85 need to install stainless steel, nickel-planted tanks and dispensing pumps. “Basically this equipment is double the price of conventional fuel tanks and pumps but as this drive toward green energy continues, this entire fuel delivery and storage business will accelerate also,” Radermacher said. Radermacher’s firm is Pump and Meter Service Inc. at Hopkins, Minn. He may be reached at (612) 839-5131 or kradermacher@pump-meter.com. ❖

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Grain Outlook Livestock Angles Grain Angles Corn market Cattle market has The importance explodes higher been en fuego of DDGs

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The recent Chinese rejection of corn and dried distillers grains sparked the interest of many in the agriculture industry. In December, there were reports of 2,000 metric tons of U.S. distillers rejected by Chinese officials due to an unapproved insect resistant genetic trait (MIR162). Following this rejection, DDGs fell to the lowest level in over two years, before rebounding because of the news that China was again approving additional U.S. exports of distillers grains. There has been much uncertainty on whether additional shipments of DDGs would be rejected like the much larger scale LENSING of rejections in corn. At the time KURT AgStar Assistant VP this column is being written, I and Industry Specialist have not heard of additional rejecWaite Park, Minn. tions. In this column, I’d like to take a look at how important DDGs are both in domestic feed usage and as an exported agricultural commodity. Just over 30 percent of each bushel of corn used in the dry mill ethanol production produces DDGs. The rapid expansion experienced by the ethanol industry over the past decade has produced a vastly economical and available mid-protein animal feed. To give you an idea of how fast the industry has grown, according to the Renewable Fuel Associations website, in 2013 there were 3.10 billion gallons of ethanol capacity and in January of 2013 there were 14.71 billion gallons of ethanol capacity in the United States. Approximately one quarter, or 10 million short-tons, of DDGs produced here in the United States are exported with the remaining 75 percent of DDGs being domestically fed primarily to beef, dairy cattle and swine. See LENSING, pg. 26A

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Cattle and hog prices seem to be moving in opposite directions as of late. While cattle prices are at alltime highs, hog prices are struggling to stay above the $80 per hundredweight level. It is questionable how long this trend of opposite directions can last. The cattle market has been on fire as the price of cattle have moved above the $140/cwt. level basis the Midwest for a new all-time high. The tighter supplies and the packers scrambling to gain control of these tight inventories are the story behind this move. The beef cutouts have also moved to their highest levels ever as packers try to maintain margin. JOE TEALE Broker The only thing not moving to Great Plains Commodity all-time highs is the volume of Afton, Minn. boxed beef sold. As beef prices have risen so has the volume in the boxed trade slowed. This shows consumer resistance to higher prices which could ultimately be the fatal blow to the rally in prices. How far this rally can extend is anyone’s guess at this point, but a high mark will be set in the near future. The cattle market reminds one of other markets that have topped in the past, such as the corn market, the gold market and so forth. Each can be described as a bubble market — and eventually the bubble bursts. As mentioned before, with the current economic atmosphere, and the new taxes being imposed, domestic disposable income will likely shrink even further and as a result high prices will come under fire. Therefore, producers should be cognizant of these market conditions and use caution in dealing in the cattle market. But above all, protect inventories when given the opportunity.

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The following market analysis is for the week ending Jan. 10. CORN — The corn market exploded higher after the U.S. Department of Agriculture report, after fading lower to new contract lows and the lowest prices since August 2010 in the lead up to the Jan. 10 reports. An absence of new sales, disappointing weekly export sales and the expectation that the production number would be higher and feeding lower on the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports, prompted funds to add to their net short position. The much-anticipated fund PHYLLIS NYSTROM rebalancing that was to include CHS Hedging Inc. St. Paul funds buying 90,000 contracts did not provide any apparent support. It may have already been figured into the market or the trades may be yet to occur. March corn gained 9 1/4 cents this week to close at $4.32 3/4 and the December contract at $4.58 1/4 was 6 1/4 cents higher. The 2013-14 balance sheet provided the impetus for a remarkable surge higher in corn following the reports. With the trade expecting a bigger production number and pushing prices lower during the week in anticipation of that change, the shock of a cut in yield, production and ending stocks propelled prices sharply higher. The 2013-14 balance sheet saw minuscule changes in acreage: planted acreage was increased 100,000 acres to 95.4 million and harvested acres were 500,000 acres higher at 87.70 million acres. The surprise was when you compare actual harvested acres with what the trade was expecting, which was a decline to 87.174 million acres. The yield was cut 1.6

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Soybean attention shifts to how much is shipped NYSTROM, from pg. 25A bushels per acre from 160.4 bu./acre to 158.8 bu./acre when expectations were for an increase to 161.2 bu./acre. States showing yield declines were Iowa and Minnesota (160 bu./acre) each down 4, Illinois down 2 and Colorado off 7 bu./acre. Production at 13.925 billion bushels was a decline of 64 million from the last report and much lower than the trade estimate of 14.066 billion bushels. The feed line was raised 100 million to 5.3 billion bushels and exports were unchanged. After all the changes, ending stocks fell 161 million bushels to 1.631 billion bushels from 1.792 billion on the December report. The trade estimate was looking for a bump to 1.861 billion bushels. Corn stocks as of Dec. 1 were pegged at 10.426 billion bushels compared to forecasts for 10.79 billion bushels and 8.033 billion bushels last year. Onfarm stocks were up 40 percent from last year and commercial stocks were 17 percent higher than last year. Of all the Dec. 1 stocks, 61 percent were on-farm. Total first quarter corn usage was a record 4.32 million bushels. Implied feeding for the first quarter was a record 2.411 billion

bushels, 309 million bushels more than last year. Less wheat feeding was thought to be a part of the higher implied corn feeding. On the world balance sheet, Argentina’s corn production was cut 1 million metric tons to 25 mmt and China’s was increased 6 mmt to 217 mmt. China’s imports were lowered 2 mmt to 5 mmt. Weekly exports sales were dismal at only 6.1 million bushels for old crop and zero for new crop. Last week’s sales were revised lower from 6.1 million to 4.1 million bushels. Weekly sales need to average 11 million bushels per week to attain the UDSA forecast. Total commitments are 78 percent of the projection. In the daily export announcements, Mexico bought 217,000 mt of old crop corn. A Chinese analyst this week cut their estimate for China’s corn imports to 4.4 mmt from their previous estimate of 6.0 mmt due to the MIR162 non-approved GMO corn issue. On the other hand, there were reports this week that DDG testing was becoming less strict and U.S. DDG shipments were being approved. Weekly ethanol production was 6,000

TEALE, from pg. 25A The hog market has been struggling most of the fall months and is now continuing that struggling into the winter. Inventories of hogs and pork seem to be adequate to meet current demand for pork, both domestic and foreign. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture hog reports indicated a small decline in herd size and pork in storage a little smaller than anticipated. This has given some hope that because of the good demand for pork, prices may begin to stabilize.

Because of a struggling economy and higher taxes which could cause a shrinking disposable income, pork may be the best value in the meat complex. Demand will be the key to the hog market in the first quarter of the year. If demand can stay strong for pork products, then there is opportunity for hog prices to rebound. Given the premiums in the deferred hog futures, producers should use these premiums to their advantage provided it meets their marketing scheme. ❖

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Ethanol viable, profitable LENSING, from pg. 25A Most analysts will agree that growth in the ethanol industry will be limited over the coming years. The rate of growth will be determined by factors such as agricultural policy, energy prices and demand for protein products. I would expect the recent rejections to be limited, as developing countries such as China continue to demand economical feedstuffs. Although there are challenges in the production of DDGs such as the Environmental Protection

barrels per day higher at 919,000 barrels per day. This pace equates to a corn ethanol grind of 5.050 billion bushels while the USDA is using 4.95 billion bushels on the balance sheet. Ethanol stocks at 678 million gallons are the highest since September. OUTLOOK: The trade was caught leaning the wrong way going into the USDA reports and paid the price. Grain stocks, yield, production and ending stocks were all lower than anticipated. After setting a new contract low at $4.06 1/4 in the March contract and rallying to $4.33 on report day, the contract posted a key reversal higher. Next resistance in the March contract moves to $4.40 to $4.50 per bushel, with support at $4.17 to $4.20 per bushel. Attention will now focus closer on weather developments in South America and if export sales commitments are executed. Don’t get too bullish on prices and consider using rallies to market both old and new crop bushels. SOYBEANS — Soybeans couldn’t decide what direction to take prior to the release of the USDA reports this week, pulling support from China’s nearly daily purchases. This helped to limit the downside prior to the USDA reports despite favorable growing conditions in South America. Some areas of southern Argentina would welcome rain, which is in the near-term forecast. Attractive crush margins in the United States and China combined with the cold-weather related slowdown in deliveries lent support to both futures and the inverted spreads. The USDA reports did not provide any big surprises, as in corn and wheat (bearish on large supplies). Bean production for 2013-14 was up 31 million bushels at 3.289 billion bushels compared to expectations for 3.279 billion and the last estimate of 3.258 billion bushels. Planted acres were left alone at 76.5 million acres, but harvested acres were upped 200,000 acres to 5.9 million acres. An increase in yield of 0.3 bu./acre to 43.3 bu./acre was right on the trade estimate. Minnesota’s yield was 41 bu./acre. Ending stocks were pegged at 150 million bushels, unchanged from the last report and basically spot on with the pre-report projection. On the balance sheet, the crush was raised 10 million bushels and exports were upped 20 million bushels. On the global scene, ending stocks were 0.8 mmt higher than the forecast at 72.33 mmt. Brazil’s production gained 1 mmt to 89 mmt. Argentina’s production

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number was left unchanged at 54.5 mmt. China’s import demand was left unchanged at 69 mmt. Quarterly soybean stocks were 2.148 billion bushels versus 2.161 billion bushels expected and 1.966 billion last year. On-farm stocks accounted for 44 percent of the inventory number. Soybean use in the first quarter was a record 1.28 billion bushels. Weekly export sales were a marketing year low at 5.7 million bushels for old crop and nothing for new crop, but with total commitments 1.499 billion bushels we have already surpassed the USDA’s 1.495 billion bushel prediction for the year. In the daily sales announcements, the USDA reported China bought a total of 326,000 mt of new crop and 465,000 mt of old crop beans. Since we already have committed more beans to export than the USDA forecasted for the entire year, attention will turn to how much is actually getting shipped. Export inspections are reported every Monday. This week’s inspections were the largest in three weeks at 56.4 million bushels with China accounting for 43.9 million bushels. Inspections need to average 16 million bushels per week to hit the USDA export target. The market is assuming that China is buying U.S. beans as a hedge against logistical problems in South American and will eventually cancel a portion of their U.S. purchases. Conab pegged Brazil’s soybean crop at 90.33 mmt compared to the USDA’s new 89 mmt projection. Brazil’s agriculture minister also stated that their bean crop could “easily exceed” 95 mmt. Argentina’s bean production was left unchanged at 54.5 mmt. OUTLOOK: The soybean reports were neutral to slightly friendly. On-going Chinese interest in both old and new crop beans should slow any declines as South American supplies become available. However, the market is expecting some export cancellations as South American supplies hit the market. The March contract support line comes in at $12.60 and resistance near $13.25 per bushel. November 2014 soybeans tumbled below the $11 per bushel mark this week for the first time. For the week, March soybeans were up 7 1/4 cents at $12.78 1/2 and November collapsed 30 cents lower to $10.99 3/4 per bushel. This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of CHS Hedging Inc. and should be considered a solicitation. ❖

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centered on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which includes the food stamp program, the women, infants and children program, and the school lunch program. Approximately 79 percent of the proposed funding for the new farm bill will go to the SNAP related programs. One of the biggest differences in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House versions of the new farm bill is in the proposed future funding for SNAPs. The new farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate would cut the spending on SNAPs by about $400 million per year (0.5 percent), or $4 billion over 10 years. By comparison, the U.S. House proposal would cut SNAP funding by about $3.9 billion per year

(5.1 percent), or approximately $39 billion over 10 years. Some analysts have indicated that the conference committee has reached a compromise on the Nutrition Title of the new farm bill, which would reduce SNAP funding by about $900 million per year, or $9 billion over the next 10 years. As of this writing, there has been no formal announcement of provisions in the Commodity Title of a new farm bill; however, many analysts feel that the conference committee has reached agreement on the provisions related to crop production. Most analysts feel that producers will be given a choice

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As 2013 ended, there was Collin Peterson from Minconsiderable optimism nesota, have continued to regarding a U.S. Congress support the dairy policy in Conference Committee the Senate version of the agreement on a new farm new farm bill, while the U.S. bill. House leadership is unwilling to accept these policy However, as of mid-Januchanges. ary finishing the farm bill process is still up-in-the-air. Both sides seem to be “digA struggle over finalizing ging-in” hard on the dairy FARM PROGRAMS policy issue; however, some future dairy policy, rather than provisions for the Congressional leaders are By Kent Thiesse Nutrition Title, seems to still hopeful that a comprohave stalled the process mise on a new farm bill after Congress returned by the end of January. from the holiday break. There has been some discussion of a comproThe struggle over dairy policy has been ongoing over the past two years of mise on dairy policy that would give dairy producers a choice between the debate surrounding a new farm bill, current MILC program, and the new even though commodity programs for program in the U.S. Senate farm bill. crops, the Nutrition Title, and conservation programs have attracted more The 41 members of the U.S. Senate of the headlines. The U.S. Senate verand U.S. House conference committee, sion of the farm bill passed in 2013 who are designated to determine a new contained a new dairy price insurance farm bill, have been meeting since Oct. program, which includes some dairy 30. The conference committee is supply management (market stabiliza- charged with finding a compromise on tion) provisions when milk prices reach the versions of the new farm bill that certain levels. were passed earlier this year by both the U.S. Senate and House. The extenThe version of the new farm bill sion of the last farm bill expired on passed by the U.S. House did not Sept. 30, with many programs and proinclude these dairy supply managevisions expiring on Dec. 31. The U.S. ment provisions, and would continue dairy policies that are more similar to Department of Agriculture has delayed the current Milk Income Loss Contract action on some of these provisions until program. The Senate leadership on the at least the end of January. conference committee, as well as RankMuch of the focus going into the coning House Democrat, Congressman ference committee for the new farm bill

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PROGRAMS, from pg. 27A between a new Ag Risk Coverage program and a new Price Loss Coverage program. Both programs will likely be based on crop base acres, rather than on actual planted crop acres, which was an option in the Senate version of the new farm bill. It is not known if producers will be given an opportunity to update their crop base acres under a new farm bill. It is anticipated that the ARC program would utilize county-based fiveyear “Olympic” average crop yields, with payments on 80 percent of crop base acres when using county yields. The ARC benchmark revenue will likely be the “Olympic” average county yield times the five-year “Olympic” average national average price for a commodity, with the revenue guarantee being set at 85 percent (0.85) of the benchmark revenue. ARC payments would be made when the actual revenue in a crop year falls

for a specific crop from 2008-12. PLC payment acres would likely be based on 85 percent of the current year of the farm unit’s base acres for a given crop. It appears that the federal crop insurance program will likely remain largely intact with the new farm bill, with some minor adjustments and possible enhancements. Most likely producers will have the opportunity to opt for new Supplemental Crop Option insurance coverage, which would allow up to 90 percent insurance coverage, with some added premium paid by the farmer. The current maximum insurance coverage level is 85 percent of crop APH yield times the crop insurance price for a year. The SCO program will likely not be implemented until the 2015 crop year. It appears that future crop insurance participation will require conservation compliance by participating farmers, similar to participation in other government farm programs. Crop insurance programs have come under some criticism in recent months, due to the large federal cost for the program and some eligibility requirements. The federal government subsidizes about 62 percent of the annual cost of crop insurance premiums to producers, with the farmer paying the balance. The federal government also subsidizes large crop insurance losses, such as with the 2012 drought. Even beyond the new farm bill, there will likely be further efforts to revise crop insurance programs for the future. Many activist groups and some members of Congress are pushing for changes in the federal crop insurance program. Some would like to see the

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below the revenue guarantee, up to a maximum of 10 percent of the benchmark revenue. The actual revenue would be the county yield times the 12-month national average price for the crop marketing year. There will likely be a separate Stacked Income Protection program for cotton producers, which will likely include a transition direct payment for the 2014 crop year. The proposed PLC program will likely utilize the fixed crop reference prices for the five-year farm bill, which were established in the U.S. House version of the new farm bill. The PLC reference prices would likely be $3.70 per bushel for corn, $8.40/bu. for soybeans, and $5.50/bu. for wheat. The PLC program would likely utilize current Counter Cyclical Payment program yields; however, there may be an opportunity to update payment yields from current levels up to 90 percent of the five-year “Olympic” average farm yields

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crop insurance subsidy reduced, while others would like it eliminated for farmers above $750,000 adjusted gross income, or see limits placed on crop insurance benefits that a producer can receive. Another proposal has been to put more restrictions the harvest price option from revenue protection crop insurance coverage, which could increase the financial risk to the farmer. Most crop producers are hopeful that a strong crop insurance program can be maintained in the future, as this is the cornerstone of their farm risk management program for crop production. It appears that a new farm bill will lower the maximum amount of acres in the Conservation Reserve Program to 24 million acres, compared to a maximum of 32 million acres in the last farm bill. As of Oct. 31, there were a total of 25.6 million acres in the CRP, so total CRP acreage will likely decline at small levels over the next few years. Expiring CRP acres for the next five years are 2.0 million acres in 2014, 1.7 million acres in 2015, 1.2 million acres in 2016, 2.6 million acres in 2017, and 1.5 million acres in 2018. Enrollment into the Continuous CRP, which targets the most environmentally sensitive crop acres, would continue under the new farm bill, as well as other special CRP initiatives. There are some other provisions yet to be worked out in the conference committee for the new farm bill, including possible modifications to the Country of Origin Labeling legislation, finalizing payment limits, revised definitions of “actively engaged in farming” and a See PROGRAMS, pg. 29A

No supporters of another extension of current farm bill that the conference committee can reach a compromise on a new farm bill by the end of January, there are still several hurdles to cross before the farm bill becomes law. Once the new farm bill passes out of the conference committee, it must then be passed by both the full U.S. Senate and the U.S. House, which could be difficult to achieve. Of course, the longer that passage of a new farm bill is delayed, increases the likelihood that we could revert to permanent law, which could lead to dramatic increases in retail milk prices, as well as other significant changes in farm policy. The longer that

State agencies develop protection for honey bees Distributed by the Associated Press Two state agencies in Minnesota are working to protect the honey bee population. The Department of Natural Resources is developing guidelines to improve the habitat for pollinating insects that are so important to agriculture. In a report to the state Legislature Jan. 15 the Department of Agriculture was to outline its plan to study the use of a popular insecticide linked to bee deaths. The Legislature last year instructed

increased enrollment in ACRE, as well as significant increases in federal expenditures. Farmers can rest assured that there will likely be some type of farm program in place for the 2014 crop year, whether it is a new commodity program under a new farm bill, or continued programs under the last farm bill. Crop insurance programs and alternatives will remain largely the same for 2014, regardless of what happens with the new farm bill. Given the tight margins in crop production for 2014, it is extremely important for producers to closely analyze their crop insurance alternatives for the coming year, before the March 15 enrollment deadline. Kent Thiesse is a government farm programs analyst and a vice president at MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal, Minn. He may be reached at (507) 726-2137 or kent.thiesse@minnstarbank.com. ❖

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farm bill passage is delayed also raises concerns as to whether the new farm program commodity provisions can still be implemented in time for the 2014 crop year. Of course, if no agreement can be reached on a new farm bill, there is always the possibility that the most recent farm bill, which expired in 2013, could be extended for another one or two years. While there appears to be no one supporting the concept of a farm bill extension, it could become reality if the Congressional impasse is not broken. If there is another extension of the most recent farm bill, there would likely be a continuation of a reduced level of direct payments, which will be eliminated by a new farm bill. An extension would also continue the Average Crop Revenue program for 2014, which would likely be quite favorable for corn and soyagriculture officials to develop a bean production, and could lead to process for reviewing the safety of widely used neonicotinoid insecticides, which are absorbed by plant roots, leaves and pollen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that more than a third of the nation’s honey bee population has died in the last several years. Minnesota Public Radio — http://bit.ly/1m4VvMH — said the bees are suffering from persistent disease problems and effects of the insecticides. Information from Minnesota Public Radio News, www.mprnews.org. ❖

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PROGRAMS, from pg. 28A proposal to prevent states from banning imports from another state, through legislation. Another unresolved issue is the provision in the U.S. House farm bill that would end the permanent farm legislation, which dates back to the 1938 and 1949 farm bills, and which was not addressed in the Senate version of the farm bill. This measure is strongly opposed by most farm organizations, as well as many members of Congress, who want to make sure there is some continuation of farm “safety-net” programs for the future. Bottomline on the new farm bill While there is still reasonable hope

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Weather’s ‘perfect storm’ is fueling cheese price fire This column was written cheese shortage on the world for the marketing week market meaning strong U.S. ending Jan. 10. cheese exports, plus some milk supply concerns here at Temperatures in home and good cheese Chicago were below those demand and you have some at the South Pole this good kindling. week but things got pretty heated at the Chicago FC Stone analyst Joe Kobel Mercantile Exchange. told me that cheese manufacCash dairy prices start turers “went into December MIELKE MARKET 2014 well above where relatively light on inventory, WEEKLY they were a year ago, betting that prices would By Lee Mielke especially on the cheese tumble and inventories could and powder side of things be built at lower price levels, and Class III dairy futures soared. but that was not the case.” Much of the United States has been Risk management adviser Chris gripped by record-low temperatures, Hildebrand said cheesemakers are prowind and snow, raising havoc not seen ducing for Super Bowl demand, which in decades. It’s the — pardon the pun he expects should be filled soon. The — “perfect storm,” literally, with anec- Dairy Export Council reported recorddotal reports typical of what goes on high cheese exports in November, up 54 in such situations: milk is dumped, percent from a year earlier. Demand for and pipes freeze, to name just two, U.S. cheese also rose as New Zealand plus the after-effects of this weather “moved more of its milk into powder for months down the road regarding China.” crops, cattle, calf losses and calving The Cheddar blocks closed the second intervals. Add to that, the upcoming Friday of 2014 at $2.20 per pound, up biggest cheese consumption day of the 15.75 cents on the week, up 20 cents year, the Super Bowl, and a reported

since the Jan. 1, and 48 cents above a year ago. The record is $2.2850 on May 23, 2008. The barrels re-established a normal spread, closing at $2.16, up 24 cents on the week and 48.75 cents above a year ago. Two cars of barrel was the only cheese sold. The Agricultural Marketing Service-surveyed U.S. average block price hit $1.9579, up 4.6 cents. Barrels averaged $1.9666, up 6.8 cents. ■ Jerry Dryer wrote in his Jan. 3 Dairy and Food Market Analyst that he’s “getting mixed signals on price trends,” but reported “retail cheese restocking is high on the priority list in preparation for play-off and Super Bowl parties.” Exporters tell him they are pretty much booked through first quarter, so “it looks like markets will be supported at these elevated levels for at least several more weeks” and maybe longer. He pointed out that block and barrel cheese production in November slipped 2.7 percent below a year ago after being down 0.5 percent in Oct and 0.7 percent in September. Also feeding the bulls, Dryer said that milk cow numbers have declined and he posed the question: “Has heavy culling overwhelmed the heifer supply?” He reasons that the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that as of Jan. 1, 2013, there were 2.928 million heifers that were expected to calve during 2013 on farms in the U.S.A. ... As of

Nov. 30, 2013, 2.868 million cows had been culled. Factor in a death loss, adjust for the change in the herd size and the need for replacements through the end of November exceeded the estimated supply by 176,000 head.” “If the USDA estimates are correct,” Dryer said, “milk producers ran out of replacements some time in November. Everyone with an opinion, however, agrees: USDA’s replacement heifer estimates are consistently low. But the supply of potential milk cows was still very tight by year-end.” ■ What goes up must come down. But when? FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski cautioned in Friday’s DairyLine that “the four most dangerous words in using markets is ‘this time it’s different.’” He added the caveat, “there are some differences out there and there are some issues of supplydemand imbalances on dairy commodities both domestically and internationally.” While he has concern going into February and March, which is a typically slower, U.S. demand time and a “pushback from U.S. consumers,” he still thinks “the underpinnings of the market are largely bullish” and looks for the market to trade in the $1.90 to $2.20/lb. area for the foreseeable

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U.S. dairy sets export record $6.1-plus billion cent, up from $1.7927). The Cheddar average was $2.1119/lb., up from $2.0725.; skim milk powder, $2.1264/lb., down from $2.2081; and the whole milk powder average was $2.2380/lb., down from $2.2489 in the last event. FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski said “nothing on the GDT would indicate much cooling off on the world stage.” ■ In other world market news, final numbers won’t be available until February but the United States set a dairy export record in 2013, shipping $6.1 billion worth of product in the first 11 months alone, according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council, up 17 percent from the entire year of 2012, and likely to be about 30 percent more, or $6.7 billion, when year-end data is issued next month. “The past year marked a major step in U.S. dairy export expansion, not only because of the value and volume gains, but because of the activities of U.S. suppliers and industry organizations to lay the groundwork for future growth,” said Tom Suber, USDEC president. A USDEC press release stated that

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“in one sense, 2013 is simply another stop along the way in the evolution of the United States as a consistently significant global dairy supplier. ... While favorable pricing and supply shortages in New Zealand may have accelerated growth in 2013, overall U.S. performance was not surprising given long-term trends.” ■ In dairy politics, one of the issues stalling the new farm bill is the Dairy Title. Sources on Capitol Hill say Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, has informed conferees that he will not allow a farm bill that includes supply management to pass the House. The International Dairy Foods Association reports that conferees had targeted the second week of January to finish negotiations, but chances are now good that a conference report will not be filed until later this month. An IDFA statement read: “With the so-called stabilization program seemingly off the table, news reports are saying that the conferees are seriously considering a compromise proposal See MIELKE, pg. 32A

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the month, according to USDA’s latest Dairy Products report. Butter production totaled 143 million pounds, down 2.3 percent from October and 0.1 percent below November. Nonfat dry milk output totaled 100 million pounds, up 16.7 percent from October but down 13.6 percent from a year ago. American-type cheese, at 355 million pounds, was down 3.7 percent from October and 2.7 percent from a year ago. Italian-type cheese output came to 415 million pounds, down 4 percent from October but 7.8 percent above a year ago. Total cheese production amounted to 941 million pounds, down 3.1 percent from October but 2.9 percent above a year ago. ■ Checking internationally, the first Global Dairy Trade auction of 2014 saw the weighted average for all products slip 0.8 percent, led by a 3.4 percent decline in skim milk powder, a 1.8 percent slip in anhydrous milkfat and 0.6 percent decline in whole milk powder. Butter was up 5.1 percent, Cheddar cheese up 1.9 percent and milk protein concentrate was up 5.2 percent. The average butter price equated to about $1.9155/lb., up from $1.8375/lb. in the last event ($1.8688/lb. on 80 per-

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MIELKE, from pg. 30A future. He added that “issues in dairy farm economics are a little bit different than they have been in the past” and “even with good profit margins I just don’t think many of the dairy producers are going to respond as quickly as they have in the past.” ■ Cash butter also saw more gains the first full week of 2014, closing at $1.6750/lb., up 10.5 cents on the week and 22 cents above a year ago. Seven cars were sold on the week. AMS butter price averaged $1.5698, down 0.3 cent. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk closed Friday at $2.07, up a quarter-cent on the week. Extra Grade closed at $2.09, down a penny. AMS powder averaged $2.0029, up 2.4 cents, and dry whey averaged 59.75 cents, up 2.6 cents. California’s February Class I milk price is $23.11 per hundredweight for the north and $23.38 for the south. Both are up 27 cents from January and are $3.28 above February 2013. The federal order Class I base price is announced by the USDA on Jan. 23. Meanwhile, November 2013 U.S. milk production was only up 0.3 percent compared to a year ago, so that translated into small increases in cheese output, a small decline in butter, and sizeable drop in powder production for

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Mielke bids farewell to dairy journalist Dave Natzke MIELKE, from pg. 31A that would provide dairy farmers with the option of participating in either the existing Milk Income Loss Contract program or the new margin insurance program that was included in both the Senate dairy title and the Goodlatte-Scott amendment that is now the House dairy title. This proposal was revealed several weeks ago by two economics professors, John Newton and Cam Thraen, of Ohio State University’s department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. “In The Dairy Safety Net Debate of 2013 Part II, Questions and Answers, the professors say combining a modified MILC program with a revised margin insurance program would hold down taxpayer costs and provide a better way forward for dairy than proposals offered by the House and the Senate. “A combination of MILC and margin insurance offers more choices to accommodate the assortment of U.S. dairy farm operations. By limiting both the amount of income support and adverse gaming incentives, our independent analysis reveals MILC-

Insurance could cost significantly less than the currently debated margin insurance programs.” Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., in a press release issued Thursday, said “the House of Representatives’ resounding rejection of supply management provisions in the dairy title of the farm bill speaks loud and clear. ... More than 140 diverse groups have joined with 291 House members, including 95 Democrats, in voicing their opposition to supply management. A supply control program that will directly intervene in markets and increase milk prices will ultimately hurt dairy producers and consumers.” Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., added that the media is portraying the dairy policy debate as a “struggle solely between Speaker Boehner and Ranking Member Peterson. ... Nothing could be further from the truth.” ■ Ending on a sad note, DairyBusiness Update editor Dave Natzke announced his resignation this week. In his final issue Friday, Natzke wrote “It has been my pleasure serving as editor of DairyBusiness

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Update (and its predecessor, Dairy Profit Weekly) for more than 10 years.” “Looking back,” he wrote, “my first issue as editor was June 9, 2003. For those readers with long memories, the topics making the news that week concerned California Department of Food & Agriculture milk pricing policy changes, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulation of new ‘dairy beverage’ standards of identity and how they fit under the federal milk marketing order pricing system. (My how things haven’t changed.) “Things do change, however, and DairyBusiness Update is no exception. I am making a career change, effective Jan. 13, so this will be my last issue as DairyBusiness Update editor.” Dave Natzke is one of the most respected dairy journalists in the country and it has been my pleasure to have worked with him all these years. I wish him well. He can be reached at dnatzke@charter.net. 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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Winter storms that coat everything of lateral branches and in layers of luminous ice leave a beau- Ice storm susceptibility of tree species commonly planted in urban areas decreased wind resistance. ProIntermediate resistance Resistant tiful but dangerous calling card. We Susceptible fessional arborists can install Honey locust Bur oak American sweetgum Ironwood know ice-covered trees are susceptible American elm cables and braces to increase a Eastern white pine Arborvitae Kentucky coffee tree tree’s tolerance to ice accumulato breakage from the added weight. American linden Pin oak Siberian elm Northern red oak Black walnut Littleleaf linden But if you take a look around your Black cherry tion in situations where individSilver maple Red maple Blue beech Norway maple yard, how do you know which of your Black locust ual trees must be stabilized to Sugar maple Catalpa Silver linden trees are more likely to give in to the Bradford pear prevent their failure. Common hackberry Sycamore Eastern hemlock Swamp white oak devastation of ice layers? After storm damage has Green ash Tuliptree/White ash Ginkgo White oak “There are a number of growth feaoccurred, hazardous trees and tures that increase a tree species’ sus- Source: University of New Hampshire, University of Illinois, USDA Forest Service and NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development branches require immediate ceptibility to breakage in ice storms,” removal to ensure safety and preMany broad-leafed tree species, when grown in the said Tchukki Andersen, board certified master open, form broad crowns (decurrent branching), vent additional property damage. Trees that can be arborist, certified treecare safety professional and increasing their susceptibility to ice storms. Exam- saved should have broken branches properly pruned staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Associa- ples include Siberian elm, American elm, hackberry, to the branch collar (stubs and flush-cut pruning tion. “Among them are: included bark, decaying or green ash and honey locust. Trees with imbalanced result in weakly attached sprouts and future insect dead branches, increased surface area of lateral crowns are also more susceptible to ice damage. Gen- and disease problems). Loose bark should be cut back (side) branches, broad crowns or imbalanced crowns, erally, though, susceptibility can vary greatly only to where it is solidly attached to the tree. A split and fine branch size.” depending on the time of year, geographic location fork can be repaired through cabling and bracing. Included bark results from in-grown bark in and overall health of the tree. Find a professional branch junctions. This is a weak connection and Ice storm damage management and A professional arborist can assess your landscape increases the likelihood of branch breakage under prevention: Plan, then plant and work with you to determine the best trees and ice-loading conditions. “As an example,” Andersen Think about your future. When planting a new tree shrubs to plant for your existing landscape. The said, “Bradford pear branches are known to break in your yard, you should have a clear understanding Tree Care Industry Association has the nation’s during ice storms; this is because they commonly of the size that tree is expected to grow. Is it too close only accreditation program that helps consumers have included bark in branch junctions. In contrast, to the house? The overhead wires? The sidewalk? find tree care companies that have been inspected the Aristocrat pear has few branches with included Proper tree placement, away from structures, will and accredited based on: adherence to industry bark and sustains less damage during ice storms. reduce property damage. Trees should not be standards for quality and safety; maintenance of Decaying or dead branches are already weakened planted in locations where growth will interfere with trained, professional staff; and dedication to ethics and have a high probability of breaking when loaded above-ground utilities — branches that grow into and quality in business practices. with ice. The surface area of lateral branches power lines and fail during ice storms create power An easy way to find a tree care service provider in increases as the number of branches and the broad- outages and safety hazards. your area is to use the “Locate Your Local TCIA ness of the crown increase. With an increased surface Trees pruned regularly from a young age should be Member Companies” program. You can use this servarea, more ice can accumulate on lateral branches; more resistant to ice storms as a result of removal of ice by calling (800) 733-2622 or by doing a ZIP code the greater ice load results in greater branch failure. structurally weak branches, decreased surface area search on www.treecaretips.org. ❖

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Letting a plant dry out completely can damage roots. Good advice is to check the soil often. Houseplants may suffer in situations such as going from extremely dry to extremely wet soil conditions. Keep in mind certain plants such as succulents and cacti may still thrive with drier conditions and may be allowed to dry between watering. Each plant has its own specific needs. Learn the signs from each plant on when to water. Regardless of each plant’s watering requirements, water the plant thoroughly each time you water. In addition, remove excess water that drains out of the pot into the saucer. If possible, avoid using “softened” water because it adds chemical salt that may build up in the plant’s soil and cause injury to the roots. However, city water with chlorine is often not at a concentration that will cause problems to the plant. Water the plants with lukewarm water, as many houseplants originated from tropical or sub-tropical climates and cannot handle the shock of cold water. Continue to watch your plants closely throughout the year and determine each one’s needs throughout the different seasons. When and how much to water is plant-specific and the best answer will come from watching and investigating the plant itself. This article was submitted by Beth Berlin, University of Minnesota Extension Service horticulture educator for Stearns and Benton (Minn.) counties. She may be reached at (320) 255-6169 or (800) 4506171. ❖

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tive work needs to be done to determine if your plant needs watering. The first step is to look at the leaves. Water is absorbed through the roots of the plant and the plant breathes or releases air and moisture through tiny pores in the leaves called stomata. Watching your plant’s foliage color is important to determine its watering needs. A succulent plant’s foliage may become slightly rubbery, and other foliage plants may turn a dull or less vibrant green when water levels are low. Another way to determine water needs is simply by checking the weight of the entire pot and plant — if it is light when picked up, the soil is likely dry and watering is needed. One of the best ways to determine if a plant needs watering is to feel the soil — if it feels dry to the touch that can be a sign the plant is drying out. However this should be done below the surface level of the soil and can be done by inserting a finger down to the second knuckle. If a plant requires moist soil, the surface should be damp. If a plant should dry somewhat between watering, the top inch or two of soil can be dry, but if it’s dry beyond that point, it is time to water the plant.

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As winter chills continue, and our home’s humidity levels decrease, we have to remember about watering our houseplants. This brings up a few good questions, such as “how much and how often do I water?” It is important to water the plant before signs of wilting and yet do not overwater. Unfortunately there is not simply one answer for all houseplants. Houseplants can differ greatly in their need for water depending on the type of plant, as well as its size, age and growth stage. The specific temperature and humidity in your home also can affect the plant’s needs. Plants placed near a heat vent can dry out more quickly. Winter dryness and low humidity in our homes will cause the plant’s need for water to increase. A simple tip is if your skin is dry, your plants probably are as well. Plants are not growing as vigorously in the winter months due to the cooler, shorter days, and therefore should require less water, but depending on the humidity in your home their watering needs may be more than you think. Overwatering can also cause damage, if not death, to your plant. It is a common mistake to believe that the plant’s soil needs to be wet at all times; this can actually lead to root rot of plants. A little investiga-

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Grassland preservation a DNR future priority Once upon a time, Minnesota was blessed with a wide variety of habitats ranging from dense forests to wide open, grass-covered prairies. It’s really not too hard nowadays to find a forest. But it’s getting increasingly difficult to find a parcel of prairie grass. THE OUTDOORS Minnesota Department of By John Cross Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr told a standing-room-only crowd at the opening session of the DNR’s annual two-day Roundtable meeting in Bloomington Jan. 10 that grassland preservation and restoration are going to be a major focus for his agency for years to come. Landwehr said to stakeholders, DNR staff and a handful of lawmakers that of the 18 million acres of native prairie that once covered most of western and southern Minnesota, only about 2 percent still remain. In addition, the continued loss of Conservation Reserve Program acres as contracts expire have resulted in an unprecedented loss of grassland habitat for game species like deer, pheasant, ducks and many other non-game species in farmland areas. “In a good year, we manage to gain from 20,000 to 40,000 acres of grasslands in areas like WMAs, WPAs,” Landwehr said. “However, at the same time

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Town’s residents oppose MnDOT bypass plans We believe (an interchange layout) is necessary to save the town. I don’t think they’re accounting for the amount of trucking that will be using the intersection.

— Troy Hewitt an interchange layout at the intersection. The majority of Nicollet residents at MnDOT’s Dec. 15 hearing on the intersection favored an interchange. Later that night, the Nicollet City Council passed a formal resolution opposing an RCUT layout and calling for an interchange layout. Troy Hewitt, plant manager at Hewitt Machine & Manufacturing Inc. in Nicollet, said he created the website because he is concerned the RCUT layout will hurt the city’s economic development. He also said he is concerned the design will be unsafe for larger vehicles.

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“We believe it’s necessary to save the town. I don’t think they’re accounting for the amount of trucking that will be using the intersection,” Hewitt said. He is also working with several Nicollet residents to distribute lawns signs opposing MnDOT’s plan. He said they have handed out more than 100 signs, which are free to the public. MnDOT’s proposed RCUT layout uses a divider to prevent Highway 111 traffic from crossing Highway 14. Instead, the traffic is routed to the right along Highway 14 to a special U-turn lane. Drivers are then directed along the opposing Highway 14 lane back to Highway 111. The design allows drivers to only focus on one direction of traffic. The interchange layout separates Highway 111 traffic by diverting it over Highway 14 with a bridge, which is accessed via ramps. MnDOT’s analysis shows both plans will significantly reduce crashes at the intersection. The interchange layout reduces a higher percentage of crashes while the RCUT layout is only one-eighth the cost of an interchange. MnDOT officials previously said the department’s preferred plan is not set in stone. MnDOT officials said they plan to hold extensive discussions with Nicollet residents to determine a compromise plan, which will be discussed during a public hearing in February. The Mankato Free Press is a sister publication to The Land under The Free Press Media. ❖

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By JOSH MONIZ Mankato Free Press Public outcry is growing among Nicollet, Minn., residents who oppose the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s intersection plan for the new Nicollet bypass, resulting in several public displays of opposition. The newly formed website Nicollet Interchange criticizes MnDOT’s plan for a Reduced Conflict Intersection, called RCUT, to offset the hazards that will be created by the new intersection of Highway 111 and Highway 14. The intersection is part of Highway 14’s four-lane expansion from North Mankato, which will change the highway’s route to bypass Nicollet. A website hosts a formal petition against MnDOT’s plan. It has garnered more than 800 signatures since it was created Dec. 18. The petition was to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton and southern Minnesota lawmakers when it reached 1,000 signatures. The website can be viewed at www.nicolletinterchange.com. A separate physical petition sheet posted at the Nicollet Mart gas station garnered more than 100 signatures. The website argues MnDOT should build

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raveling in Minnesota is always an adventure. Mostly my farmer and I only get as far as the southwest corner. It is pretty, with its farmland, quartz rock and lakes. So imagine our surprise when we see a sign Kilen Woods State Park. This is extreme southwest Minnesota, not the northern tier where one might expect trees to be. It just seems a bit odd to see this sign. Eventually our curiosity got the best of us, and we just had to have a look. The park is in Jackson County, located nine miles northeast of Lakefield on Highway 24. Fairly undeveloped, there are campsites, a chalet for gatherings that can be used in the winter months and a amphitheater.

The Des Moines River has its beginning at Lake Shetek, outside of the town of Currie. According to one source the name is of French origin, meaning “River of Monks.” It peacefully meanders its way through farmland. This river at one time marked the edge of the Minnesota frontier in the 1850s, which is evident by Currie’s End of the Line Museum. But Kilen Woods State Park, authorized in 1945 by the Minnesota State Legislature, is a stark contrast from the gentle prairie lands the river flows through. It has been referred to as an oasis in the Farm Belt. One time it was a part of Agil Kilen’s farm, son of one of Jackson county’s early pioneers, Anders Kilen. Anders

Kilen also founded nearby Lakefield. A world of its own, five miles of hiking trails on the 200 acres completely blocks out the rest of the world. For here the traveler is surrounded by a burr oak forest that breaks into meadows with small creeks flowing through. In season wild flowers burst into bloom. While serene and tranquil to the visitor, there is plenty of life and activity. The cheerful sounds of birds fill the skies, not a surprise when one realizes that sightings of 226 different species of birds have been recorded. The wildflowers also draw pollinating insects and bees. And yes, mosquitoes, too, can be heard. The terrain is up and down, for in this Des Moines River Valley, the river

can be at your side, or you can be gazing down from a 150-foot bluff. Fishermen are sometimes rewarded for their efforts. Walleye, northern, catfish and bullheads are caught. In this special spot of God’s creation, the wonders are plentiful. One extraordinary highlight are the fens, where water seeps out of the hillside and creates its own microhabitat. Here one can see unusual grasses and rare wildflowers. Another rarity is the prairie bush clover. It is endemic to the Midwest, being found in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It was designated as a federal endangered species See BACK ROADS, pg. 39A

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just to meet export demands. By DICK HAGEN In other words, Bozic said to The Land Staff Writer describe the impact of exports “It almost seems too easy on domestic production, the these days.” entire output of about two That’s Marin Bozic talking months of the year — 56 days about the marketing of dairy — end up overseas. food products abroad. Bozic is The following is from The a University of Minnesota Land’s exclusive interview assistant professor of dairy Marin Bozic with Bozic. foods marketing economics. Q: World economics is con“Month after The concerns are in the stantly changmonth,” he said, medium-term, say the ing these days. “front pages of Who are the dairy news maganext two to five years. buyers of U.S. zines report of Will they be able to dairy products? record U.S. dairy grow their own dairy exports. Fueled by A: Southeast industry fast enough so rising world stanAsia has become a they may not need us dards and limited huge market. anymore? I don’t think ability of tradiToday Mexico is tional dairy we will see stabilization our biggest marexporters to meet in the total demand for ket, however the new demand, China currently is animal proteins in China. U.S. milk powder the fastest-growThe question will be is being shipped ing market. where that demand will to distant global Q: Are these markets to serve come from. new markets as a key ingredi— Marin Bozic for U.S. dairy? ent in meals of millions of people, just A: We are relaentering the middle class, who are tively new to these markets. We determined to secure a nutritious, started being serious about exports healthy and safe diet for their chil- about eight years ago, with our share dren. of milk solids in the export market “Easy as it may seem, make no mis- rapidly expanding from only about 5 take, dairy exporting is a fierce battle, percent to over 16 percent at this not an unclaimed bounty. A battle, I point. So yes, we are relatively recent will argue, we cannot afford to eschew.” in terms of being big players in the export market, but we are now here to Bozic said that before coming to the stay. United States to earn his doctorate Q: What is driving these global degree at the University of Wisconsin, he worked as an agriculture markets — better living condiresearcher on rural development at tions? the Institute of Economics in his A: That is certainly a big factor. native country of Croatia. Agriculture, China’s “middle class” is rapidly especially dairying, is big in the small expanding, so much so that China will southeast European nation, Bozic said, either make or break the markets in but isn’t comparable to Wisconsin, 2014. So right now all eyes are on America’s second-largest dairy state. China. In a good year our Gross Out of the U.S. dairy industry’s 9.2 Domestic Product is growing 2 to 2 1/2 million cows, 1.4 million are producing percent per year; their GDP is growing at the rate of 8 to 9 percent. And as

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EXPORTS, from pg. 1B medium-term, say the next two to five years. Will they be able to grow their own dairy industry fast enough so they may not need us anymore? I don’t think we will see stabilization in the total demand for animal proteins in China. The question will be where that demand will come from. Q: Who are the other suppliers into China’s market? A: Australia and New Zealand are both big players of dairy exports, especially because of their close proximity to Southeast Asia. Seems like both these countries are finding ways to reduce the number of sheep in their pastures and increase the number of cows, so for the foreseeable future these two countries will be major players in meeting the increased demands for dairy products in these markets. Also the European Union is abolishing quotas on milk production in March 2015, and we expect they will refocus on exports and compete head-to-head with us for export markets. Q: How long have European dairy farmers lived with production quotas? A: Since 1984. Both Europe and the United States had dairy surpluses in the 1980s. We went the route of “whole herd” buyouts; Europe went the route of production controls for each dairy farmer. Q: Why wasn’t there a production quota program for U.S. dairy farmers? A: It was not even proposed here. The logic being that the time-honored supply-and-demand argument was still the best route. Programs have been proposed for stabilizing milk production here in America and we refer to these as supply management. But that’s really mixing apples and oranges. Q: With beef prices currently strong, some dairy farmers are selling off their replacement heifers as dairy beef. Is that impacting dairy cow numbers? A: I think replacement numbers are still strong. With increased use of sexed semen we haven’t really created a bottleneck in replacement heifers for a few years now. And I do not see that as a constraint at this point. For the next 12 months I see more downside risk than upside potential for milk prices, and that is likely because generally after a year with little or no increase in milk yield per cow data (which occurred in the 2012-13 production year) the next year it will compensate. So we could easily see a 350pound-per-cow increase in milk yield for 2014. Feed prices and drought across many areas this season are the reason for zero increase in milk yield per cow. Q: What areas of the United States have growth in dairy numbers? A: Now growth is in the Midwest. One of the champions in dairy growth is Kansas. That surprises many. Their current numbers are still only 134,000 cows so they are not nearly as large as Minnesota, but they are growing quite fast with year-to-year growth pushing 10 percent the past few years. Why Kansas? See EXPORTS, pg. 3B

Official identification required for livestock at exhibitions The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reminds exhibitors of livestock that animals entering all classes of exhibition need to be officially identified. The BAH is offering free official ear tags to help exhibitors meet the requirement. The BAH rules require official identification of all exhibition animals except for swine entering slaughter classes and water fowl. Exhibitors are responsible for officially identifying their animals before bringing them to the fair. Additionally, anyone placing official ID in livestock must keep records. These rules provide better protection of animals and people at the fair by enabling the Board to more quickly locate potentially affected ani-

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Robotic systems a lifestyle change, rather than profit investment EXPORTS, from pg. 2B It’s an animal-friendly environment. Western Kansas is close to a major dairy processing plant being built in Colorado. And Kansas is close to feed; in fact, Kansas farmers grow lots of feed. We recently ran a survey asking processors what are the factors they consider in relocating or expanding. It wasn’t milk price, it wasn’t family proximity, it wasn’t the market orders — it was feed price, meaning the availability of local forages and the ability to secure their own feed. Q: Is robotics making the dairy profession more appealing to younger people? A: I am somewhat optimistic that with a new robotic manufacturing plant coming online in Pella, Iowa, and a larger uptake from dairy producers, we will see the price of robots go down another 10 or 15 percent. Once that happens, they will be profitable and they will become an investment that can attract younger people back into dairying. At this point robotic systems are more a lifestyle change than they are a profitable, economic investment. Today they are about break-even investments. Q: What are the current cow numbers? A: About 465,000 in Minnesota;

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MMPA’s Lunemann: ‘The markets are working’ By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer With talk continuing on a new farm bill, dairy farmers are rightly concerned about who drafts the final language, and what it will say. Perhaps that’s why Minnesota Milk Producers Association President Patrick Lunemann, during a Jan. 2 radio visit with Linda Brekke on the Linder Farm Network, said, “I see no reason for the government purchase

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grade basketball for Eagle ValEach dairy farmer would have ley Schools. His passion is the option to purchase the singing with the Staples Area insurance he or she felt was Men’s Chorus. necessary to cover this margin. Logical levels Farm bill talk Be is well-versed on the Talks at this stage are sugissues and politics of the dairy gesting a base of $4 with a top industry, particularly as it perend of $6 or $7 — this is yet to tains to new farm bill legisla- Pat Lunemann be determined by the confertion. ence committee attempting to move a final proposal for vote by Con“The key component is margin insurgress. ance,” he said, “which is similar to what crop farmers have these days. “Personally, I think the $6 level is The details are in the determination of most logical. Get it up in that $7 to $8 the ‘margin level.’ We think this is an range and producers, at least theoretiacceptable program cally, could buy up ... if it is impleenough coverage to mented in a fair never experience a manner for all dairy loss. That’s not good Personally, I think farmers across the for the marketplace. the $6 level is most United States. You need to keep logical. Get it up in some risk in this “We’ve had suggesthat $7 to $8 range business if market tions to our senators and producers, at forces are to work,” and Congressional he said. least theoretically, people that the syscould buy up enough tem not be ‘gamed.’ If At the $4 margin the margin insurinsurance level we coverage to never ance concept is would need almost a experience a loss. implemented, we total disaster across That’s not good for think it important the dairy industry the marketplace. there still be some before this could You need to keep risk in the business kick in, Lunemann some risk in this so not everyone is said, explaining that guaranteed a profit. the diversity of business if market It’s vital that the geography and agriforces are to work. market still work. culture across the But if we revert back to American dairy — Pat Lunemann that 1949 legislation, industry is continuthings could happen that ally impacting the just aren’t rational in today’s market- traditional economic principals of supplace.” ply and demand. The MMPA currently has about Without a farm bill and a two-year 1,800 members plus a couple hundred decline in beef cows, could an associate members. His concern is that extremely vigorous culling program by with the tremendously high capital dairy producers be a means for leverinvestments required to be a dairy aging profitability for both dairy farmfarmer today, the dairy farmer does ers and cattle feeders? not have a safety net. It has, in fact, Lunemann chuckled, “I’ve been havbecome a high-risk industry. ing that very discussion. Because of Lunemann indicated the MMPA is sexed semen and good calf raising I not an advocate of “supply manage- have extra heifers, like about 200 too ment” allocations. Having a govern- many right now. Yes, there is a demand ment program funneling out milk pro- for Holstein heifers by feedlot operaduction allocations on a state-by-state tors. So for the time being many of us or area-by-area basis, with penalties dairymen do have this additional for over-production, just doesn’t work income opportunity.” in the American concept of agriculture, With “dairy blood” coursing through he said. his veins, Lunemann said that dairy A “margin insurance” program with beef at the retail counter was a good margins geared to the cost of feed and product for most consumers. Not to say the price of milk, however, could be the a rib eye from a Holstein would taste new “safety net” for dairy farmers, much like a rib eye from a Black Lunemann said. Perhaps the logic of Angus, but he did venture dairy beef is such a program is that it “self adjusts” as feed costs and milk prices fluctuate. See LUNEMANN, pg. 5B

Permitting often ‘sticking point’ between MPCA, MMPA tion of exactly what you are looking for in every future generation of a given blood line. It used to be that bull calves were born; then they had to be raised; then their semen had to be collected and sampled; then cows had to be bred; daughters had to be born; then these daughters milked for a year or two to determine if that was a good bull or not. Today, nearly every bull used on the Lunemann farm is selected through genomic testing. Does genomic testing ,with predictable genetics at your fingertips, cost a bunch more? Just the opposite. Costs to operate a bull stud are much less than they used to be because they’re raising considerably fewer bulls. ABS, Genex and Select Sires dominate the business these days, Lunemann said. He also leans pro-tech when it comes to robotics in the dairy industry. “I do think robotic units can be the

salvation of many small- to mediumsized dairy farms,” Lunemann said, “especially where the dairy farmer is 55-plus years of age. We all know that milking seven days a week, twice and sometimes three times a day, is very taxing. Definitely robotic systems greatly relieve some of that physical stress. Yes, we are seeing ‘older’ dairy farmers going robotic just simply to extend their careers. “On the other side we’re seeing more low-tech systems such as swing parlors, rotational grazing, organics, etc. Thanks to innovation, this is getting to be a more dynamic, more exciting industry. Yes, niche markets keep developing.” State legislation Lunemann said permitting is always an issue for the MMPA, with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency usually being the “sticking point.” “We and other livestock groups have talked with the MPCA. We testified at

rules revisions this fall as to what rules Pollution Control administers that simply are not right. We did this in front of an administrative law judge. It’s part of the legal process. Obviously PCA believes they are right; we believe we are right. Hopefully the law judge does the right thing on behalf of animal agriculture,” Lunemann said. “The governor talks about this as being the ‘un session’. We hope this is the case with rules and regulations being streamlined and not so restrictive both for our dairy industry and the betterment of our general public.” Lunemann offered this potential breath of fresh air: The governor and each department chief have asked their staffs to look through existing statutes to find out what rules and regulations need to be refined, even eliminated if now obsolete but still on the books. A little “house cleaning” within government could be a benchmark of this 2014 session. ❖

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LUNEMANN, from pg. 4B consistent because the genetics today are so tight. “You pretty much get the same finished animal every time and many retail customers today look for a certain sized cut of meat. Dairy beef conveniently fits the role,” he said. Uniform blood lines Uniformity within dairy breeds is a given these days. Lunemann said that within the nation’s dairy herds five Holstein bulls now dominate the blood lines of the entire industry. The rapid emergence of the science of genomics is driving this uniformity. “Today this science has become so skilled that they can take a hair sample or blood sample from a newly birthed animal and quickly determine whether that animal has good genetics for milking, or average genetics, or inferior genetics,” Lunemann said. This is almost like instant identifica-

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DISCS SUNFLOWER 1435 33FT RF DISC, NICE SUNFLOWER 1232 29FT RF DISC LANDOLL 6230 26FT RF DISC, NICE 2010 CIH 370 47FT RF DISC CIH 3900 24FT RF DISC, NEW BLADES CIH 496 25FT DISC CIH 475 18FT RF DISC, CLEAN IH 496 18FT DISC JD 630 23FT DISC JD 630 15FT DISC, NEW BLADES JD 230 27FT DISC WHITE 272 33FT RF DISC FORD FLEX-O-HITCH 8FT DISC GP 2400 TT MISCELLANEOUS BERVAC 876 8FT SNOW BLOWER LOFTNESS 1082 9FT SNOW BLOWER, FRONT MOUNT MAYRAATH 10X71 SWING AWAY AUGER WESTFIELD 80-51 AUGER KEWANEE BALE ELEVATOR 3PT HYD BALE MOVER AG KRANE 3PT FORKLIFT LANDPRIDE SOIL PREPARATOR BUSHHOG POST HOLE DIGGER KING KUTTER 5FT TILLER WINCO 20KW GENERATOR DEMCO SPRAYER 30FT BOOMS C.O. 4X8 TRAILER C.O. 5X10 TRAILER 18.4 X 34 9 BOLT 16.9 X 38 9 BOLT 18.4 X 38 8BOLT W/HUBS 18.4 X 38 9 BOLT 18.4 X 38 T-RAIL 20.8 X 38 9 BOLT 8000 SERIES REAR WEIGHTS IH SUITCASE WEIGHTS JD FRONT FENDERS JD 1780 3 BUSHEL BOXES JD 7200 3 BUSHEL BOXES 12 AUSHERMAN V1 FERT COULTERS

Local Motels in Warsaw, Indiana

• Super 8 - 574-268-2888 • Ramada Inn - 574-269-2323 • Comfort Inn - 574-269-6655 • Holiday Inn Express 574-268-1600 • Hampton Inn - 574-268-2600

Local Airport:

Warsaw - 5 miles

Major Airports:

South Bend or Fort Wayne - 50 miles

TERMS: Cash or Good Check on the day of the Auction. NO EXCEPTIONS

ALL ITEMS must be removed from the lot by February 25, 2014 • NO CONSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED! EVERYTHING SELLS!

DIRECTIONS: 5 mlles north of Junction US 30 & SR 15 at Warsaw or 9 miles south of Junction US 6 & 15 at New Paris, 50 miles northwest of Fort Wayne, 50 miles southeast of South Bend, 110 miles from Chicago and Indianapolis.

NOTE: Due to early printing there will be additions and deletions • NO SALES after January 8th, 2014 AUCTIONEERS: Mike Berger AU#0870052 • Gary Olson AU#01031658 • Jeremy Edwards AU#09100129 • Roger Ford AU#01026697 • Gary Horras, Ringman • Steve Feldman, Clerk

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COMBINES & HEADS 2011 CIH 8120, RT, FT, RWA, 1500-1130 HRS 2004 NH CR940, RT, FT, RWA, 2735/1975 1987 CIH 1640 3300 HRS 1990 CIH 1620 3215 HRS JD 443 & 643 CORNHEAD IH 944 CORNHEAD 1993 JD 920 1998 CIH 1020 30FT IH 820 15FT NEW HOLLAND 74C 25FT CONSTRUCTION 2011 CAT 420E BACKHOE, CAH, MFD, EHOE, 550 HRS 2004 CASE 590 SM, SER2, CAH, MFD, EHOE, 3700 HRS 2011 BOBCAT E45 EXCAVATOR, CAH, 888 HRS 2000 KOMATSU PC60, CAH, 4412 HRS 2008 CASE 850L DOZER 1673 HRS 2003 CASE 550H LT, 2566 HRS 2012 CASE SR250, CAH, 2SPD, HI FLO, 330 HRS 2012 CAT 272C, CAH, 2SPD, HI FLO, 356 HRS 2008 JD CT322, C&A, 2SPD, 2565 HRS BOBCAT S175 W/CAB BOBCAT 753G W/CAB ATTACHMENTS JD BALE SPEAR JD FORKS IH LDR FORKS

BOBCAT 709 BACKHOE˜, LIKE NEW BRADCO 609 BACKHOE NEW WOODS 48” FORKS NEW BALE SPEAR NEW 10FT SNOW BOX NEW DANUSER W/24” AUGER NEW 36” AUGER BIT JENKINS 84” GRAPPLE BUCKET FFC 60” ROOT GRAPPLE NEW 68” SKID LOADER BUCKET 80” SKID LOADER BUCKET 66” SKID LOADER BUCKET BOBCAT 48” PREPARATOR˜LOW USE WAINROY 32” EXC BUCKET NEW JD 30” EXC BUCKET BOBCAT 28” EXC BUCKET˜PIN ON BOBCAT 24” EXC BUCKET˜PIN ON BOBCAT 18” EXC BUCKET˜PIN ON FORKS FOR KUBOTA R420 PAIR OF 6FT FORKS HAY & FORAGE 2002 JD 557 BALER SILAGE SPECIAL NH 570 BALER TWINE TIE JOHN DEERE 720 MOCO NH HT154 12 WHEEL RAKE, NICE KUHN GT3200 9FT ROTARY RAKE VERMEER R23 HYD FOLD RAKE NH 258 RAKE JD 670 RAKE W/DOLLY WHEEL NH 355 MIXER MOWERS 2002 JD X485 62C DECK, 500 HRS EXMARK LAZER Z 72” DECK, 1250 HRS GRASSHOPPER W/CAB 61” DECK, 630 HRS NEW WOODS BW180 15FT BATWING MOWER SCHULTE FX520 20FT BATWING MOWER RHINO TW120 10FT MOWER BUSHHOG SM60 5FT DITCH BANK MOWER, LOW USE NEW WOODS HC72 ROTARY MOWER BUSHHOG 60” ROTARY MOWER JOHN DEERE 709 ROTARY MOWER WOODS RM990 FINISH MOWER NH 456 7FT PULL TYPE SICKLE MOWER FORD 501 7FT SICKLE MOWER JD 350 7FT SICKLE MOWER SPREADERS & BLADES NEW HOLLAND 519 SINGLE BEATER INTERNATIONAL 550 SINGLE BEATER DEGELMAN 237 12FT BLADE KEWANEE 3PT 9FT BLADE NEW WOODS RB84 BLADE PACKERS, MULCHERS & CRUMBLERS BRILLION XXL 184 40FT PACKER BRILLION XL 144 30FT PACKER--CLEAN (2) BRILLION X-108 27FT PACKER BRILLION TP 30FT PACKER BRILLION TP14 14FT PACKER FARMHAND CP-40 15FT PACKER UNVERFERTH 1225 35FT ROLLING HARROW UNVERFERTH 1225 25FT ROLLING HARROW, LOW ACRES CIH/DMI 30FT CRUMBLER BRILLION ML 164, 13’6” MULCHER, LIKE NEW BRILLION M180 15FT MULCHER BRILLION M164 13’6” MULCHER PLANTERS 2012 KINZE 3000 6R11, 300 ACRES, LIKE NEW 2009 KINZE 3600 12-23, VERY NICE 2009 CIH 1250 12R30 1997 JD 1760 12R30 LIQ VAC JD 7200 16R30 LIQ VAC JD 7200 12R30 DRY FPU JD 7200 12R30 LIQ VAC JD 7200 6R30 LIQ VAC JD 7200 4R CONS, LIQ, FPU, NICE

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TRACTORS 2013 CIH MAGNUM 235, MFD, 300 HRS 2008 CIH MAGNUM 305, MFD, 1600 HRS 2008 CIH PUMA 180, MFD, 2600 HRS 1998 CIH 8940, MFD, PS, 4800 HRS 1994 CIH 7220, MFD, PS, 2760 HRS 1999 CIH MX110, TWD, PS, 1515 HRS 1997 CIH 5240, MFD, LDR, 3900 HRS 1991 CIH 5140, TWD, 7000 HRS 2013 CIH 75A, OS, MFD, LDR, 100 HRS 2008 FARMALL 95, OS, MFD, LDR, 3050 HRS 1990 CIH 9130, 3PT & PTO, 6500 HRS 1972 IH 966 OS, FENDER 2003 JD 9320, BB, AUTO STEER, 3595 HRS 2002 JD 8520, ILS, PS, 4480 HRS 1997 JD 8300 MFD, PS, 4830 HRS 1996 JD 8200, MFD, PS, 3800 HRS 1995 JD 8400, MFD, PS, 4995 HRS 1992 JD 4960 MFD, PS, 5100 HRS 1991 JD 4955, MFD, PS, 5800 HRS 1991 JD 4955 MFD, PS, 7950 HRS 1992 JD 4055, TWD, QUAD RANGE 1984 JD 4650, MFD, PS, 6050 HRS 1984 JD 4850, TWD, PS, 2000 HRS ON OVERHAUL 1978 JD 4440, TWD, QR, 6500 HRS 1997 JD 7210, MFD, PQ, LDR, 6620 HRS 2003 JD 6420 MFD, PQ, LDR, 1300 HRS 1999 JD 6110, OS, MFD, LDR, 3265 HRS 1988 JD 2355, OS, TWD, LDR, 8200 HRS 2008 JD 110, CAB, MFD, LOADER & BACKHOE, 840 HRS 2006 JD 3520, CAH, MFD, HST, LDR, 775 HRS 2008 NH T5060, MFD, LDR, 1050 HRS FORD 5000 GAS 2011 KUBOTA M7040, OS, MFD, LDR, 415 HRS 1998 AGCO ALLIS 9675, MFD, PS, 4600 HRS 1976 VERSATILE 700, BB, 4100 HRS 1979 CASE 2390, TWD, PS, 5220 HRS 1970 CASE 1070, OS, TWD FARMALL SUPER A W/CULTIVATORS

Merchandise

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NOTICE OF UPCOMING

Farmland Real Estate Auction Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 10:30 A.M. SALE LOCATION: At the Fulda Community Center at 106 W. Front Street in Fulda, MN.

PROPERTY LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS PARCEL #1: North Half of the Northeast Quarter and Lots 1 & 2 of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter in Section 30, Township 105 North, Range 39 West, of Murray Cty. MN PARCEL #2: Southeast Quarter, Less Plat and Less part of Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter Comm. I in Section 30, Township 105 North, Range 39 West, of Murray Cty., MN

PROPERTY LOCATION

For additional information regarding Sale Terms, Soil maps & CPI Soil ratings, FSA information & Easements information go to our website at: www.danpikeauction.com and check the information brochure under the Imhoff Estate Land Auction sale bill or call the Dan Pike Auction Company at 507-847-3468.

OWNER Dorothy Imhoff Estate Attorney for the Sellers: Lynn Johnson • Slayton, MN 507-836-6757 Auctioneers: Dan Pike • #32-013-015 • Jackson, MN Allen, Kevin & Ryan Kahler; Doug Wedel & Dustyn Hartung

SALE CONDUCTED BY

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Buying Gold & Silver bars, coins, rings, diamonds, pocket watches, silver dollars, rare coins, rare currency, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00 Gold coins. Krugerands, sterling silver sets, anything marked 10-K, 14-K, 18-K, .925. Any gold or silver item. Compare prices before you sell. Will travel to buy large collections. 32 years at same retail location. Fairmont, Minnesota, Kuehls, 507-235-3886

270.14 Acres +/- Belfast Township, Murray County, MN

These tracts are located approximately 1 mile east of the junction of Highway #59 & #62 in Fulda, Minnesota. The farms are on the north side of Highway #62. Watch for Dan Pike Auction Company auction signs.

Office Location:

410 Springfield Parkway Jackson, MN 56143 507-847-3468

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LAND AUCTION

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!

– Parcel #15-00060-00 –

CPI Rating of 85.3 • 152.23 M/L Total Acres • 147 Tillable Acres

No Buyers Premium For and Information Packet Contact: DOUG KERKHOFF at 507-829-6859 or Email at Kerkhoff@redred.com

MARIE WERTISH ESTATE – OWNER

For More Information:

DOUG KERKHOFF

507-829-6859 or 507-644-8433 www.kerkhoffauction.com

ATTENTION FARMERS & INVESTORS

AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR SALE 70 & 9.97 Acre Tracts • Available for Sealed Bids Bid Deadline February 15, 2014 Available in 3 Tracts - Sold Together or Separately Land located in Cherry Grove & Concord Twps. at the intersection of Cty. 1 and the Dodge & Goodhue Cty. line. Great soils with 91.2 & 95 CPI’s.

FOR DETAILED PACKET & TERMS, CALL CARDINAL REALTY “Where Farm and Family Meet”

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West Concord: 507-527-2011 Hayfield: 507-477-3884 Additional information on website under “Ag Listings/Info.”

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FOR SALE: JD 5400-5830 & 6000 & 7000 series forage harvesters. Used kernel processors, also, used JD 40 knife Dura-Drums, & drum conversions for 5400 & 5460. Call (507)427-3520 www.ok-enterprise.com

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For More info Call 1-800-726-8609 B or visit our website: www.steffesauctioneers.com 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 Saturday, January 25 @ 9 AM: Don Kaspari Living Estate Firearms Dispersal, Thief River Falls, MN Armory, Large Firearms Collection & Collectibles

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Opening Monday, January 20 & Closing Wednesday, January 29: IQBID Secured Lender Farm Equipment Auction, Grand Forks, ND Opening Saturday, February 1 & Closing Monday, February 10: IQBID February Auction, Upper Midwest Locations, Owners selling Ag, Construction, Trucks RV’s, Vehicles & More! Opening Saturday, February 1 & Closing Tuesday, February 11: IQBID Farm Toy Auction, Litchfield, MN 1/16 & 1/64 size Farm Toy Auction

Wednesday, February 26 @ 10 AM: Moellers Inc. Business Liquidation, York, ND, Large Machine Shop, Lathes, Drills, Welders, Support Items & RE Opening Saturday, March 1 & Closing Monday, March 10: IQBID March Auction, Upper Midwest Locations, Owners selling Ag, Construction, Trucks, RV’s, Vehicles & More; Advertising Deadline: Feb. 15

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Opening Saturday, February 1 & Closing Wednesday, February 12: IQBID Morris Iverson Antique and Collectible Auction, Litchfield, MN, Guns, Knives, Beer Signs, Railroad Lights & More Unique Collectibles!

Opening Saturday, March 1 & Closing Wednesday, March 10: IQBID Steffen Implement, Litchfield, MN, Shop/Owner Operator & Parts Manuals 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: Feb. 21

Wednesday, April 2 @ 10 AM: Thomas M. “Mickey” Snortland, Sharon, ND, Large Farm Equipment Auction Thursday, April 3 @ 11 AM: Kevin & Arlene Knudson, Larimore, ND, Farm Retirement Auction Tuesday, April 8 @ 11 AM: Seibold Auction, New Rockford, ND, Farm Retirement Auction

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Wednesday, March 26 @ 10 AM: Chuck & Cheri Haus Auction, Hankinson, ND, Farm Retirement

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USED EQUIPMENT FROM A NAME YOU CAN TRUST! ‘07 A-300, glass cab w/AC, 2-spd., 2065 hrs.................................$31,500 T-200, glass cab w/AC, hi flow aux. ..............................................$16,900 ‘12 S-770, glass cab w/AC, 1117 hrs.................................$43,500 ‘11 S-650, glass cab w/AC, 1965 hrs.................................$32,500 ‘07 S-185, glass cab & heater, 1550 hrs.................................$21,500 ‘99 773, glass cab & heater, 2525 hrs.................................$12,500 ‘11 S-150, glass cab & heater, 2 spd., 1925 hrs. ....................$19,000 (2) S-130, glass cab & heater ..............................Starting at $8,900

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USED TRACTORS

USED COMBINES

‘88 Gleaner R-60............................................$15,500

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USED TILLAGE

White 5100, 4x38, dry fert. ..............................$3,900 ‘98 Kinze 2600, 16x30 ..................................$34,900 ‘04 JD 1760, 12x30 planter, 350 monitor........$35,000 JD 7000, 4x36, dry fert. ....................................$2,950 Great Plains 15’ no till drill, pull cart ..............$10,900

USED HAY EQUIPMENT

‘10 NH H-8060, 16’ header, 754 hrs., Circle C Rolls ....................................................................$77,500 ‘11 NH H-7450, 13’ discbine ..........................$23,900 (6) ‘98-’06 NH 1431, 13’ discbines ................................................Starting at $13,000 (3) NH 499, 12’ haybines................Starting at $6,000 (2) ‘97 NH 1465, 9’ haybines..........Starting at $6,900 ‘04 Hesston 1365, 15’ discbine......................$10,900 ‘01 Hesston 1340, 12’ discbine......................$12,500 ‘00 CIH 8312 discbine ......................................$8,900 Gehl 2160, 9’ haybine ......................................$3,250 ‘97 NH 615 disc mower ....................................$4,950 ‘05 NH FP-240, Crop Pro, 3-row cornhead, hay head ......................................................$36,900 ‘05 NH FP-230, Crop Pro, 3-row cornhead, hay head ......................................................$34,500 ‘12 NH BR-7090 round baler, Crop Specialty, 653 bales ....................................................$35,000 ‘04 NH BR-780 round baler ............................$15,900 (2) ‘08 NH BR-7080 round balers, netwrap & twine............................................................$21,900 ‘07 NH BR-770A round baler, twine only ........$15,900 ‘06 NH BR-750A round baler, twine only ........$18,250 ‘07 NH BR-740A round baler, twine wrap ......$13,900 ‘04 NH BR-740 round baler, twine wrap..........$14,500 ‘93 NH 640 round baler, twine wrap..................$7,450 ‘89 NH 853 round baler, twine & net wrap ........$4,500 ‘89 NH 849 round baler ....................................$4,000 ‘03 CIH BRX-462 round baler ........................$13,500 (2) ‘09 NH BB-9060, large square balers, packer cutter ............................Starting at $45,000 ‘99 CIH 8575 large square baler ....................$31,500 (6) Cond. Rolls for 2300-HS14 NH headers, New ............................................................Ea. $800 ‘06 H&S X10 rake ............................................$9,500 H&S HC12 rake ................................................$4,000

‘12 Wilrich XL2, 60’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket..........................................................$62,500 ‘09 Wilrich XL2, 42’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket..........................................................$43,700 ‘07 Wilrich Quad X, 55’, 3 bar harrow w/rolling basket..........................................................$49,000 ‘97 Wilrich Quad 5, 52’, harrow ....................$25,500 ‘97 Wilrich Quad 5, 37’, 5 bar spike harrow ..$18,500 ‘97 Wilrich Quad 5, 27’, harrow ....................$14,900 Wilrich 2500, 30’, 3 bar harrow........................$2,750 ‘96 JD 980, 44.5’, 3 bar harrow......................$18,500 ‘94 JD 980, 38.5’, 3 bar harrow......................$16,500 IH 4600, 30.5’, 3 bar harrow ............................$5,900 (2) Wisheck 862NT, 16’ disks......Starting at $29,700 (2) Wilrich 957, 7-shank rippers ..Starting at $16,500 ‘08 CIH 730C, 7-shank ripper..........................$36,500 ‘00 DMI 530B, lead shanks, hyd. levelers ......$19,500 ‘92 DMI 530, lead shanks, hyd. levelers..........$12,500 ‘05 JD 512, 7-shank disc ripper......................$22,500 JD 2700, 7-shank disc ripper..........................$17,500 USED MISCELLANEOUS IH 700 plow, 7 bottom, pull type hitch ..............$5,500 Bobcat 8’ 3 pt. disk ..........................................$1,250 ‘11 H&S TS120, side delivery spreader ..........$13,900 NI 3743 spreader ..............................................$8,500 USED PLANTERS ‘05 Feterl 10x66 auger ....................................$3,950 ‘07 White 8202, 12x30, built to twin row, liq. fert. ....................................................................$60,000

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FOR SALE: Grain Bins FOR SALE: 265 JD loader w/ attachments, excellent con22,000 bu, full floor, 10” undition. Call 320-252-1779 or load, centrifugal fan, 320-267-9060 $14,600; 16,500 bu, full floor, 8” unload, 28” axle fan, FOR SALE: 80 IHC snow$10,000. Bolts & sealer pkgs blower, little use. (715)790included on both fans. 3200362 360-7851 FOR SALE: IH 28' 496 disk, $8,200; IH 2350 ldr w/ 8' Stormor Bins & EZ-Drys. bucket, $3,100; IH 800 8-18 100% financing w/no liens A/R plow, $2,500; Melroe or red tape, call Steve at 70' drag, $1,200. 218-739-4561 Fairfax Ag for an appointment. 888-830-7757 FOR SALE: JD 7100 16R22” bean & corn planter, in excellent condition; Also Grain Handling Equip 034 10R22” cornhead, IH 800 series made to fit JD comFOR SALE: 2012 Farm King bine. 507-532-2094 13x85 auger. Like new condition. 2 auger, Low Pro FOR SALE: Lorenz snowhopper, mechanical drive, blower 8', model 8001, reverse kit. $15,590 (320) 150hp, very nice. 507-220284-2281 6810

‘90 753, glass cab & heater, 2025 hrs...................................$9,950 721, Deutz diesel ........................$3,500 ‘02 NH LS-180, glass cab & heater, 2600 hrs.................................$15,500 ‘05 JD 317, glass cab & heater, 2800 hrs.................................$14,000 ‘02 JD 250, glass cab & heater, 4200 hrs.................................$12,250 Bobcat 8A Chipper, Used Very Little ................................................$6,250 ‘10 Bobcat 60” V snow blade......$3,250 Loegering LVP90, 90” V snow blade ................................................$1,995 Bobcat 72” Sweeper ..................$2,850 ‘04 8811 Backhoe ......................$5,000

Lano Equipment of Norwood Inc.

‘10 NH T-8050, MFD, 1068 hrs., loaded ........$167,500 ‘10 NH Workmaster 55, MFD, 1400 hrs. ........$17,000 ‘69 Ford 5000 ..................................................$6,500 ‘76 White 2-85, factory cab ..............................$8,350 ‘77 White 2-70, Hiniker cab, gas ......................$5,750 ‘82 AC 6080, factory cab, 4300 hrs., Fresh eng. OH ....................................................................$13,000 ‘59 AC D-17......................................................$4,000 ‘91 JD 4755, MFD, 8580 hrs...........................$45,000 JD 4430 ..........................................................$16,000 JD 2020, loader, 4600 hrs.................................$5,500 ‘50 JD MT ........................................................$3,500 IH 986, duals ....................................................$9,500 IH Super C, 7’ sickle mower ............................$2,500 IH C ..................................................................$1,750 ‘72 Cub Lo Boy 154, 60” deck, tiller ................$2,500 ‘85 Corvette, T Tops, black, 15,000 miles on crate motor ....................................................$5,950

Bins & Buildings

PO Box 3169 Mankato, MN 56002 Phone: 507-345-4523 or 800-657-4665 Fax: 507-345-1027

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FOR SALE: New Farm King diesel powered 6644 grain vac. 4.5 Cummings, 50 gal fuel tank, SS elbows, SS tank, silencer, tandem trailer, dual intake. $44,950 OBO (or best offer) (320) 2842281

Hydrostatic & Hydraulic Repair Repair-Troubleshooting Sales-Design Custom hydraulic hose-making up to 2” Service calls made. STOEN'S Hydrostatic Service 16084 State Hwy 29 N Glenwood, MN 56334 320634-4360 IH 666 gas tractor, 3 pt., 2 hyds., fenders, $4,450; IH 80, 3 pt. snowblower, hyd. spout, $1,350;IH 2250 QT ldr w/snow bkt, nice, $2,900; Top Air 32' belt conveyor, 5 hp elec. motor, $2,900; IH 620, 24' press drill w/grass seeder, $2,450; JD or CIH Magnum suitcase wgts, $90 ea. 320-769-2756

FOR SALE:Used grain bins, floors unload systems, stirators, fans & heaters, aeration fans, buying or selling, try me first and also call for very competitive contract rates! Office hours 8am-5pm Monday – Friday Saturday 9am - 12 noon or call 507-697-6133 J&M 375 bu. gravity boxes Ask for Gary on 13T trlrs., (2) w/truck tires, $2,350 ea., (2) 16.5x16.1 tires, $2,650 ea.; Farm Implements 035 JD 4040 tractor, PS, 3 pt., 2 hyds., 18.4x38, $16,900; DalFOR SALE: 14' Kewanee ton 16x30 strip till w/dry cultipacker, hyd cylinder fert. boots, pull-type, included, $2,850/OBO. 507$8,750; 18.4x38 10 bolt duals, 920-7594 $1,200; 18.4x42 10 bolt duals, $1,950; 18.4x46 10 bolt duals, $2,250; JD 3 5/8” or 4” 10 bolt hubs, $650/pair. 320-7692756

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Harms Mfg. Land Rollers, Brand New, 12'-$6,500; 14'-$7,000; 16'-$7,500; 24'-$14,000; 32'-$16,500; 42'-$19,500. Any size available. 715-296-2162

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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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FOR SALE: JD 4240 Tractor w/model 260 loader, 5500 hrs, cab, heat, air & radial JD/Lexion 893, '04, single tires. Asking $25,000. 715pt. , Calmer BT chopper 220-2506 kit, hyd deck plates, exc. cond., $22,500; MF 1130 dsl, FOR SALE: JD 8100 JD 8100, $5,500. 507-828-6860 GOOD TIRES, MFWD, QUICK HITCH, GOOD MM Model GVI LP gas tracSHAPE , 8000 HRS, 320-630tor, SN 16002215; also, G3645 $68,000/OBO (or best 705 LP, SN 23800568, offer) (320) 630-3645 $2,500/ea. 712-288-6442 FOR SALE: Late Case 1030, NH TR97 combine, 8R30'' factory cab, complete encornhead, 6 belt grain gine OH; also, JD G, enhead; 5100 White corn gine OH'd. 507-629-3373 planter, 8R30''; Moridge corn dryer; 500 gal. Broy- Int'l 1586, 6100 hrs., motor & hill crop sprayer, 40' boom; transmission was OH'd less Graves 54' bale elevator; than 500 hrs ago, new rear 1500 gal poly tank; Ross tires on 20.8x38's, new front Kamp 9x30 roller mill. tires, duals, $18,500. 507-779(507)206-7553 1557

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TRACTORS • • • • • • • • • •

‘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. ‘82 JD 4440 w/loader

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‘09 Geringhoff 1822RD ‘09 Geringhoff 1820RD ‘09 Geringhoff 1630RD (3) Geringhoff 1622RD, ‘08, ‘07, ‘04 (2) Geringhoff 1230RD, ‘09, ‘08 (8) Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘11, ‘08, 07, ‘05, ‘03 (5) Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘12, ‘11, ‘05, ‘04, ‘02 (6) Geringfhoff 830RD, ‘08, ‘07, ‘05, ‘04, ‘01 ‘08 Geringhoff 830NS Geringhoff 630RD, ‘07, ‘05, ‘97 MF 1163 MF 844, 4RW, 36” ‘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.

CORN HEADS

COMBINES

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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 bu. 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

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Tractors 036 JD 46A ldr; CIH 2255 ldr.; JD 148 & 158 ldr.; JD 45 830 Case Tractor, Comfort ldr.; Paulson ldr off D15 AlKing, Case-o-matic, WF, lis; 2 good barn cupolas; open station, 3pt, DH, 5,600 Lorenz 8' snowblower; actual hrs. very clean tracLoftness 8' snowblower; tor w/all service records & Schweiss 8' snowblower; 2 original paint, $4,450. Donahue 28' trlrs. IH 574 (715)425-5180 tractor w/ IH 2250 ldr. 507399-3006 Koestler Equip- Case IH 7110, 6,954 hrs, 2WD, cab, air, heat, 184-38 ment Goodyear radials w/matching axle duals, front wgts, JD 8850, 370hp, 9185 hrs, very clean, tight, original PTO, 30.5x32 duals, planter tractor, $32,900. $21,000; JD 4630, PS, 9530 (715)425-5180 hrs, 3pt, blade, 2 fuel tanks, $14,000; FORD FOR SALE: '13 6150R, preTW35 3880 hrs, 2WD, dumium cab, IVT, 18.4x42 als, 3pt, 192hp, $15,000; tires, MFD, w/JD 360 ldr, HAGIE 8250 sprayer 60' loaded, just like new, 160 Insight/autoswath, hrs. 507-272-9358 $11,000; '01 9500 HOULE 7sh Dietrich, c. flowme- FOR SALE: '95 Case IH 9270, P/S, 710-38 Firestone ter, $45,000; UNVERtires, @ 95%, Tiger style FERTH 35' rolling basduals, easy steer, 4 reket II, $3,700; AGRImotes, exc cond, 5700 hrs, PRODUCTS saddle tanks $67,000. 507-360-3396 JD 8000 or Cat, $2,500; YETTER 3415 rotary hoe FOR SALE: (4) Firestone 15', $800; Allis 5 btm 18.4x42 tractor tires at 75%, plow w/ leveler, $500. mounted on JD factory 10 VORWERK FARMS bolt rims, $4,375/set/OBO. WYKOFF, MINNESOTA 320-359-2692 507-352-6091 or

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• • • GRAIN HANDLING • • Parker 2620 seed tender • • Brandt 7500HP grain vac. • • ‘07 Brandt 5000EX grain vac. • • ‘03 Brandt 4500EX grain vac. • • ‘12 Buhler 1282 auger, swing hopper • • ‘05 Brandt 1070 auger, PTO drive, swing hopper • • Brandt 2010 auger, swing hopper • • Brandt 1575 belt conveyor • • ‘06 Brandt 1545LP, grain belt, gas eng. • • 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

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GLENCOE, MN • 320-864-5531 Sales: • Richard Dammann • Randy Uecker • Steve Schramm • Christian Engebretson • Grant Schroeder

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

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TRACTORS 2WD

SPRAYERS SELF-PROPELLD Cont.

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CIH 5130, ‘90, 9140 hrs. ............$27,500 CIH 535 Quad, ‘09, 2215 hrs. ....$271,500

CIH 340 Magnum, ‘11, 1920 hrs. $197,500

CIH 600 Quad, '14, 105 hrs ..........................................$401,915 CIH 600 Quad, '14, 105 hrs ..........................................$403,475 CIH 600 Quad, '14, 115 hrs ..........................................$401,915 CIH 600 Quad, '14, 240 hrs ..........................................$400,835 CIH 600 Quad, '13, 240 hrs ..........................................$387,750 CIH 600 Quad, '13, 245 hrs ..........................................$401,915 CIH 600 Quad, '12, 1350 hrs ........................................$332,000 CIH 600 Quad, '11, 630 hrs ..........................................$353,000 CIH 600 Quad, '11, 820 hrs ..........................................$353,000 CIH 600 Quad, '11, 925 hrs ..........................................$299,500 CIH 550 Quad, '14, 175 hrs ..........................................$365,670 CIH 550 Quad, '14, 245 hrs ..........................................$367,900 CIH 550 Quad, '14, 250 hrs ..........................................$365,670 CIH 550 Quad, '14, 300 hrs ..........................................$365,125 CIH 550 Quad, '14, 340 hrs ..........................................$365,125 CIH 550 Quad, '13, 240 hrs ..........................................$318,175 CIH 550 Quad, '11, 625 hrs ..........................................$334,900 CIH 550 Quad, '13, 290 hrs ..........................................$355,530 CIH 535 Quad, '09, 2215 hrs ........................................$271,500 CIH 535 Quad, '08, 1785 hrs ........................................$265,000 CIH 535 Quad, '07, 1795 hrs ........................................$271,500 CIH 500 Quad, '13, 80 hrs ............................................$342,000 CIH 500 Quad, '13, 130 hrs ..........................................$344,080 CIH 500 Quad, '13, 175 hrs ..........................................$342,000 CIH 500 Steiger, '13, 210 hrs ........................................$306,575 CIH 500 Quad, '13, 245 hrs ..........................................$344,080 CIH 500 Quad, '11, 1070 hrs ........................................$300,000 CIH STX500Q, '05, 3670 hrs ........................................$199,500 CIH 485 Quad, '10, 1155 hrs ........................................$275,000 CIH 485 Quad, '10, 1415 hrs ........................................$225,000 CIH 485 Steiger, '10, 1600 hrs ......................................$226,500 CIH 485 Quad, '08, 1950 hrs ........................................$270,000 CIH 450 Steiger, '13, 95 hrs ..........................................$260,650 CIH STX450, '03, 4000 hrs............................................$154,500 CIH STX450Q, '02, 4935 hrs ........................................$154,500 CIH STX440Q, '01, 4150 hrs ........................................$156,000 CIH 435 Steiger, '10, 895 hrs ........................................$235,000 CIH 380 Steiger, '07, 2280 hrs ......................................$180,000 CIH 350HD Steiger, '12, 1090 hrs ................................$210,000 CIH 335 Steiger, '09, 2695 hrs ......................................$166,500 CIH 9370, '00, 6705 hrs ..................................................$82,000 CIH 9370, '96, 5610 hrs ..................................................$79,500 CIH 9330, '97, 3875 hrs ..................................................$69,900 CIH 9330, '96, 6970 hrs ..................................................$66,000 CIH 9270, '92, 6415 hrs ..................................................$64,000 CIH 9270, '91, 7130 hrs ..................................................$55,000 CIH 9230, '95, 6135 hrs ..................................................$59,900 CIH 9170, '87, 7360 hrs ..................................................$47,500 Challenger MT855B, '07, 4420 hrs ................................$210,000 JD 9930, '09, 1740 hrs..................................................$230,000 JD 96560, '12, 320 hrs..................................................$320,000 JD 9530, '10, 810 hrs....................................................$249,500 JD 9520T, '05, 3830 hrs ................................................$141,000 JD 9460RT, '12, 1010 hrs..............................................$292,000 JD 9400T, '01, 4560 hrs ................................................$126,500 JD 9620T, '06, 3485 hrs ................................................$195,000 JD 9400, '97, 7125 hrs....................................................$95,500 NH 9682, '98, 4545 hrs ..................................................$68,500 NH 9682, '96, 4965 hrs ..................................................$69,900 NH 9680, '95, 5970 hrs ..................................................$53,500 NH T9.505, '11, 215 hrs ................................................$235,000 NH T9.505, '11, 300 hrs ................................................$235,000 NH 9020, '10, 580 hrs ..................................................$165,000 Versatile 935, '88, 7410 hrs ............................................$40,000 Versatile 935, '80, 6225 hrs ............................................$19,500

CIH 340 Mag, '11, 1920 hrs ..........................................$197,500 CIH 340 Mag, '11, 2125 hrs ..........................................$196,500 CIH 335 Mag, '11, 835 hrs ............................................$212,000 CIH 335 Mag, '08, 3600 hrs ..........................................$144,900 CIH 335 Mag, '08, 2645 hrs ..........................................$144,900 CIH 315 Mag, '13, 185 hrs ............................................$226,300 CIH 315 Mag, '13, 200 hrs ............................................$234,500 CIH 315 Mag, '13, 460 hrs ............................................$225,000 CIH 315 Mag, '13, 800 hrs ............................................$210,000 CIH 315 Mag, '13, 920 hrs ............................................$210,000 CIH 315 Mag, '12, 1560 hrs ..........................................$190,000 CIH 315 Mag, '11, 1430 hrs ..........................................$172,500 CIH 305 Mag, '10, 3655 hrs ..........................................$151,900 CIH 305 Mag, '10, 3695 hrs ..........................................$151,900 CIH 305 Mag, '09, 1795 hrs ..........................................$182,500 CIH 305 Mag, '07, 2250 hrs ..........................................$159,500 CIH 290 Mag, '13, 235 hrs ............................................$197,000 CIH 290 Mag, '11, 1730 hrs ..........................................$169,500 CIH MX285, '04, 4955 hrs ............................................$106,000 CIH MX285, '04, 7300 hrs ..............................................$87,500 CIH 275 Mag, '07, 2630 hrs ..........................................$137,000 CIH MX270, '01, 6650 hrs ..............................................$76,900 CIH MX270, '99, 4625 hrs ..............................................$74,900 CIH MX255, '05, 3400 hrs ............................................$106,000 CIH 245 Mag, '07, 3510 hrs ..........................................$119,500 CIH MX240, '01, 7290 hrs ..............................................$68,500 CIH MX240, '00, 9140 hrs ..............................................$67,500 CIH MX240, '99, 3215 hrs ..............................................$82,500 CIH 235 Mag, '11, 560 hrs ............................................$155,000 CIH 235 Mag, '11, 680 hrs ............................................$174,500 CIH 225 Mag, '13, 145 hrs ............................................$171,825 CIH MX220, '00, 2995 hrs ..............................................$69,900 CIH 215 Mag, '09, 1230 hrs ..........................................$137,500 CIH MX200, '02, 3420 hrs ..............................................$87,500 CIH MX200, '01, 4420 hrs ..............................................$77,500 CIH MX200, '99, 8900 hrs ..............................................$69,500 CIH 190 Mag, '09, 3660 hrs ..........................................$115,000 CIH 180 Mag, '13, 1930 hrs ..........................................$117,500 CIH 180 Mag, '12, 125 hrs ............................................$153,875 CIH MX170, '98, 10,295 hrs............................................$44,500 CIH 200 Puma, '11, 435 hrs ..........................................$141,500 CIH 180 Puma, '12, 200 hrs ..........................................$138,000 CIH 165 Puma, '10, 1395 hrs ........................................$104,500 CIH 145 Puma, '11, 225 hrs ............................................$95,000 CIH MXM130, '04, 4350 hrs............................................$49,500 CIH 140 Maxxum MC, '13, 200 hrs ................................$93,200 CIH 125 Maxxum SPS, '13, 170 hrs................................$77,750 CIH 125 Maxxum, '13, 282 hrs........................................$79,000 CIH 125 Maxxum, '11, 1160 hrs......................................$89,000 CIH 125 Pro, '08, 440 hrs................................................$75,000 CIH 125 Value, '10, 930 hrs ............................................$59,500 CIH 125 Value, '07, 5000 hrs ..........................................$49,900 CIH 115 Maxxum SPS, '13, 140 hrs................................$68,750 CIH 115 Maxxum MC, '13, 85 hrs ..................................$75,500 CHI MX100, '00, 7600 hrs ..............................................$29,900 CIH 95 Farmall, '08, 2640 hrs..........................................$29,950 CIH 8920, '98, 6250 hrs ..................................................$73,500 CIH 7250, '95, 4200 hrs ..................................................$66,900 CIH 7220, '94, 6145 hrs ..................................................$69,500 CIH 7120, '88, 7680 hrs ..................................................$45,500 CIH 5250, '96, 13,745 hrs ..............................................$30,500 CIH 5250, '95, 4635 hrs ..................................................$37,500 CIH 5230, '93, 6260 hrs ..................................................$35,500 CIH 3220, '96, 6425 hrs ..................................................$12,900 AC 8010, '83, 6165 hrs....................................................$18,500 JD 8760, '90, 6545 hrs....................................................$49,500 JD 8260R, '13, 255 hrs ................................................$189,900 JD 2520, '08, 450 hrs......................................................$17,800 Kubota L35, '98, 1395 hrs ..............................................$18,900 Massey 6180 ..................................................................$25,500 Massey 5460, '04, 2765 hrs ............................................$34,900 NH T8040, '10, 1110 hrs ..............................................$175,000 NH T8010, '08, 2010 hrs ..............................................$126,500

TRACTORS AWD/MFD CIH 340 Mag, '13, 550 hrs ............................................$234,000 CIH 340 Mag, '13, 865 hrs ............................................$235,000 CIH 340 Mag, '13, 920 hrs ............................................$225,000 CIH 340 Mag, '13, 950 hrs ............................................$225,000 CIH 340 Mag, '11, 1665 hrs ..........................................$198,500 CIH 340 Mag, '11, 1780 hrs ..........................................$199,000 Financing provided by

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CIH 125 Value, '08, 2135 hrs ..........................................$55,000 CIH 8920, '97, 2925 hrs ..................................................$69,500 CIH 5130, '90, 6015 hrs ..................................................$19,900 CIH 5130, '90, 6805 hrs ..................................................$22,900 CIH 5130, '90, 9140 hrs ..................................................$27,500 Case 2290, '81, 6040 hrs ................................................$13,000 Farmall 350, 3165 hrs........................................................$3,900 IH 3488, 11,000 hrs ........................................................$29,500 IH 1086, 6000 hrs............................................................$11,900 IH 986, 3800 hrs..............................................................$13,500 IH 966, '73, 5500 hrs ........................................................$7,500 IH 766, '73, 8065 hrs ........................................................$7,900 IH 606, '67, 4550 hrs ........................................................$3,975 IH 584................................................................................$6,900 IH 574................................................................................$6,500 IH 450, '58 ........................................................................$3,900 IH 350, 57, 4045 hrs ........................................................$2,500 AC 6080, '84, 6300 hrs....................................................$16,500 Ford 4630, 3350 hrs ........................................................$15,000 JD 7600, '94, 8000 hrs....................................................$46,900 JD 4630, '77, 5450 hrs....................................................$19,800 JD 4010, '63, 1960 hrs......................................................$6,500 JD 2510, '68 ......................................................................$7,500 JD 2155, '88, 4795 hrs....................................................$14,900 Kubota MX5000SU, '06, 155 hrs ....................................$13,900 Massey 65, '58 ..................................................................$3,850 White 2-85, '80, 1085 hrs................................................$10,500

COMPACT TRACTORS/RTV’s Bobcat CT440, '13, 100 hrs ............................................$23,500 JD 4610, '04, 4720 hrs....................................................$16,500 JD 4320, '04, 1100 hrs....................................................$22,900 JD 4310, '04, 1345 hrs....................................................$21,900 JD 3203, 795 hrs ..............................................................$9,850 JD 2305, 495 hrs ..............................................................$8,975 JD 855, '95, 1275 hrs......................................................$14,900 Kubota B750HSD, '02, 1310 hrs........................................$8,900 Kubota B7300HSD, 1265 hrs ............................................$6,500 Kubota B3200HSD, '13, 60 hrs........................................$16,900 Kubota B3000HSDC, '11, 25 hrs ....................................$32,500 Kubota B3000HSDC, '11..................................................$25,750 Kubota B2710, '04, 755 hrs ............................................$13,950 Kubota B2620, '12, 45 hrs ..............................................$17,500 Kubota BX2360T, '09, 515 hrs ..........................................$8,950 Kubota BX2350, ;07, 610 hrs ............................................$8,500 Kubota BX2230, '04, 1985 hrs ..........................................$7,750 Kubota BX1800, '00, 1510 hrs ..........................................$6,600 Kubota L3540HST, '08 ....................................................$20,900 Kubota L3130HST, '04, 3485 hrs ....................................$10,800 New Holland TC29D, '10, 650 hrs ..................................$13,500 Artic Cat 700EFI, '11, 1120 hrs........................................$16,500 Bush Hog 4430, '09, 165 hrs ............................................$5,950 Cub Cadet 4x4 Trail, '06, 610 hrs ......................................$6,900 JD 620I, '10, 395 hrs ........................................................$8,500 Kawasaki 650, '06, 600 hrs ..............................................$4,500 Kubota RTV1100CWXH, '12, 105 hrs ..............................$17,900 Kubota RTV1100, '08, 1590 hrs ......................................$11,250 Kubota RTV900, '05, 500 hrs ..........................................$10,900 Kubota RTV900W, '04, 840 hrs ........................................$8,200 Kubota RTV500, '10, 80 hrs ..............................................$7,500 Polaris 500HO, '00, 2340 hrs ............................................$4,995

SPRAYERS SELF-PROPELLED Rudy Lusk - (507) 227-4119 CIH 3230, '13, 165 hrs ..................................................$207,000 CIH 3230, '12, 145 hrs ..................................................$216,500 CIH SPX3200B, '01, 3825 hrs ........................................$79,000 CIH 3200B, '01, 2270 hrs ................................................$97,500 Ag Chem 1074SS, '07, 2200 hrs ..................................$136,000 Ag Chem 854 Rogator, '99, 4300 hrs ..............................$69,900 JD 4930, '11, 620 hrs....................................................$264,000 Miller 4365, '10, 820 hrs ..............................................$259,000 Miller 4365, '09, 2050 hrs ............................................$199,500 Miller 2200SS, '04, 950 hrs ..........................................$111,500 Rogator 884, '09, 2415 hrs ..........................................$149,500

CIH 3230, ‘13, 165 hrs.............$207,000 Rogator 854, '96, 7690 hrs ............................................$39,900 Tyler Patriot XL, '96, 3025 hrs ........................................$36,500 Willmar 745, '90, 2665 hrs..............................................$16,900

SPRAYERS PULL-TYPE Ag Chem 750, 60'............................................................$10,900 Century 1000, 60' ............................................................$7,900 Demco HT1000..................................................................$8,500 Demco 500, 45' ................................................................$3,950 Fast 9500, 1850 Gal ........................................................$34,900 (2) Hardi Commander, 1200 Gal ....................starting at $29,500 Hardi CM6600..................................................................$60,000 Hardi NP1100, 90' ..........................................................$23,500 (2) Redball 690, 2000 Gal ..............................starting at $25,000 Redball 690, 1600 Gal ....................................................$25,000 (2) Redball 680, 1600 Gal ..............................starting at $19,950 Redball 680, 1600 Gal ....................................................$17,900 Redball 680, 1350 Gal ....................................................$16,500 Redball 670, 90' ............................................................$20,000 Redball 665......................................................................$14,300 Spray Air 3600, 120'........................................................$31,700 Summers 300 Gal..............................................................$3,500 Top Air SPT300, 300 Gal ..................................................$5,900 Top Air 1600, 132' ..........................................................$44,900 Top Air TA1600, 120' ......................................................$40,900 (2) Top Air 1600, 120' ....................................starting at $40,000 Top Air TA1200, 1200 Gal................................................$30,000 Top Air 1200 Gal ..............................................................$27,500 Top Air 600, 3 pt..............................................................$26,500 Wilrich 500 Gal ..................................................................$7,500

FORAGE EQUIPMENT Conti

Claas 900, '05, 3205 hrs........................................ Claas 880, '97, 4525 hrs........................................ Claas 870, '03, 2865 hrs........................................ Claas 870, '03, 2900 hrs........................................ Claas 860, '99, 4300 hrs........................................ JD 7850, '09, 1300 hrs.......................................... JD 7800, '05, 3870 hrs.......................................... JD 7500, '04, 2840 hrs.......................................... JD 7300, '03 .......................................................... JD 5830, '90, 3540 hrs.......................................... JD 5400 ................................................................ NH FX58, '01, 3665 hrs ........................................ NH FX38, '01 ........................................................ (2) CIH FHX300 PT Forg Harv ........................start Gehl CB1265 PT Forg Harv.................................... Gehl CB1075 PT Forg Harv.................................... NH FP240 PT Forg Harv ........................................ NH FP230 PT Forg Harv ........................................ CIH HDX10P Hayhead............................................ Claas PU430 Hayhead............................................ (8) Claas PU380HD Hayhead ..........................start (19) Claas PU380 Hayhead ............................start (2) Claas PU300 Hayhead ................................sta Gehl HA1210 Hayhead .......................................... JD 645C Hayhead .................................................. (2) JD 640B Hayhead ....................................start JD 630A, 10' Hayhead .......................................... NH 3500 Hayhead.................................................. NH 365W Hayhead ................................................ NH 355W Hayhead ................................................ NH 340W Hayhead ................................................ CHI HDX3R Cornhead............................................ (6) Claas Orbis 900 Cornhead ......................startin (9) Claas Orbis 750 Cornhead ........................start (56) Claas Orbis 600 Cornhead ......................start (11) Claas RU600, 8R30 Cornhead ................start Claas RU450XTRA Cornhead ................................ (6) Claas RU450 Cornhead ............................start Claas 6R30 Cornhead ............................................ Gehl TR330 Cornhead............................................ (2) JD 686, 6R30 Cornhead............................start (2) JD 678, 8R30 Cornhead .................................. JD 666R, 6R30 Cornhead ...................................... JD 4R30 Cornhead ................................................ JD 3R30 Cornhead ................................................ Kemper 6008 Cornhead ........................................ Kemper 4500 Cornhead ........................................ Kemper 3000 Cornhead ........................................ NH 360N6 Cornhead.............................................. NH 3PN Cornhead..................................................

SKIDLOADERS/EXCAVATORS

FORAGE EQUIPMENT Bob Joubert East - (507) 402-3147 Randy Olmscheid, West - (320) 583-6014

Case SR200, ‘11, 805 hrs..........

Claas 980, ‘08, 1145 hrs. ........$289,000 Claas 980, '12, 910 hrs..................................................$335,000 Claas 980, '12................................................................$342,000 Claas 980, '11................................................................$295,000 Claas 980, '10, 1685 hrs................................................$285,000 Claas 980, '09, 1860 hrs................................................$275,000 Claas 980, '08................................................................$220,000 Claas 980, '08, 1145 hrs................................................$289,000 Claas 960, '10, 1685 hrs................................................$285,000 Claas 960, '10, 1950 hrs................................................$275,000 Claas 940, '12, 1655 hrs................................................$239,000 Claas 940, '11, 545 hrs..................................................$248,000 Claas 900, '09, 1880 hrs................................................$242,000 Claas 900, '08, 1975 hrs................................................$229,000 Claas 900GE, '07, 3095 hrs ..........................................$179,000 Claas 900, '05, 3000 hrs................................................$155,000

Case SR220, '12, 510 hrs...................................... Case SR200, '12, 595 hrs...................................... Case SR200, '11, 500 hrs...................................... Case SR200, '11, 805 hrs...................................... Case SV300, '11, 2055 hrs .................................... Case SV250, '12, 1425 hrs .................................... (2) Case SV250, '11, 1100 hrs ......................start Case 1845B, '85, 4585 hrs .................................... Case 1845C, '96, 6855 hrs .................................... Case 1845C, '94, 5795 hrs .................................... Case 1840, '01, 1875 hrs ...................................... Case 1840, '95, 2490 hrs ...................................... Case 465, '07, 1140 hrs ........................................ Case 445CT, '06, 1570 hrs .................................... Case 435, '06, 635 hrs .......................................... Case 430-3, '08, 1000 hrs .................................... Case 430-3, '08 .................................................... Case 430, '07, 1245 hrs ........................................ Case 430, '06, 2205 hrs ........................................ Case 420CT, '08, 2390 hrs .................................... Case 95XT, '98, 1880 hrs ...................................... Case 90XT, 2735 hrs.............................................. Case 75XT, '02, 1815 hrs ......................................

Jurgens

nued

S/TLB

• Bob Lindahl • Tim Hansen • Jeff Ruprecht

ST. MARTIN, MN • 320-548-3285 Sales: • Dan Hoffman • Erik Mueller • Randy Olmscheid • Jamie Pelzer • Pat Linz

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Sales: • Brad Wermedal • Tim Engebretson • Bob Joubert • Todd Husfeldt SKIDLOADERS/EXC./TLB Continued PLANTING & SEEDING Continued

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IH 900, 16R30 ................................................................$13,500 CIH 800, 12R30 ................................................................$6,000 IH 800, 16R30 ................................................................$14,500 IH 800, 16R20 ..................................................................$3,500 Flexicoil 36R20 ................................................................$49,000 Flexicoil 2340 ..................................................................$17,500 JD 7300, 18R22 ..............................................................$17,500 (2) JD 7200, 16R30........................................starting at $26,500 JD 1770, 16R30 ..............................................................$44,500 JD 1760, 12R30 ..............................................................$35,000 Kinze 3600, 12R24 ..........................................................$75,500 White 8524, 24R22..........................................................$77,500 White 8202, 12R30..........................................................$45,500 White 6122, 12R30..........................................................$14,500

SPRING TILLAGE

Case 40XT, ‘02, 2625 hrs. ..........$17,900 Case 75XT, '01, 5540 hrs ................................................$12,500 Case 70XT, '04, 1505 hrs ................................................$17,000 Case 70XT, '03, 240 hrs ..................................................$24,500 Case 60XT, '04, 980 hrs ..................................................$18,900 Case 60XT, '02, 1090 hrs ................................................$16,500 Case 40XT, '02, 2620 hrs ................................................$17,900 Bobcat S-205, '08, 3500 hrs............................................$25,900 Bobcat 873, '05, 2290 hrs ..............................................$20,500 Bobcat 773, '01, 2855 hrs ..............................................$12,000 Bobcat 773, 4390 hrs ......................................................$11,900 Cat 236B, '06, 1990 hrs ..................................................$23,500 Gehl 7810E, '10, 1770 hrs ..............................................$38,000 Gehl 5640E, '11, 850 hrs ................................................$32,500 Gehl 5640E, '11, 1750 hrs ..............................................$27,500 Gehl 5640E, '11, 2500 hrs ..............................................$27,500 Gehl 5640E, '08, 3900 hrs ..............................................$21,900 Gehl 5640, '08, 1275 hrs ................................................$26,500 Gehl 5240E, 2400 hrs ......................................................$22,900 Gehl 5240E, '10, 3000 hrs ..............................................$17,900 Gehl 4640, '06, 1110 hrs ................................................$16,500 Gehl 5640, '06, 1380 hrs ................................................$26,900 Gehl 4640, '05, 3295 hrs ................................................$18,000 Gehl V400, '13, 1000 hrs ................................................$49,900 Hydramac MMII, '75..........................................................$5,500 JD 328, '05, 5180 hrs......................................................$19,500 JD 323D, '11, 800 hrs ....................................................$40,900 JD 320, 2240 hrs ............................................................$19,900 Kubota SVL90, '11, 1420 hrs ..........................................$47,000 Kubota SVL75, '11, 1125 hrs ..........................................$42,000 Mustang 2109, '07, 1600 hrs ..........................................$42,900 Mustang 2066, 3045 hrs ................................................$18,900 Mustang 930A, '97, 2055 hrs ............................................$9,400 NH L230, '12, 210 hrs ....................................................$42,500 Kubota KX121, '07, 790 hrs ............................................$35,900 Kubota KX91-352, '11, 990 hrs ......................................$28,900 Groomer BR180MP, '02, 1940 hrs ..................................$37,000

PLANTING & SEEDING

..$31,500 CIH 1260, ‘10, 36R22 ..............$179,000 CIH 1265, 36R22 ..........................................................$239,500 (4) CIH 1260, 36R22 ....................................starting at $179,000 CIH 1260, 36R20 ..........................................................$178,900 (5) CIH 1250, 24R30 ....................................starting at $105,900 (9) CIH 1250, 16R30 ......................................starting at $79,000 (2) CIH 1250, 12R30 ......................................starting at $59,900 CIH 1240, 24R22 ..........................................................$119,000 CIH 1240, 24R20 ..........................................................$129,900 CIH 1230, 12R30 ............................................................$39,900 CIH 1200, 32R22 ............................................................$59,900 (34IH 1200, 24R22 ........................................starting at $45,900 CIH 1200, 16R30 ............................................................$49,500 CIH 1200, 16R22 ............................................................$74,000 (2) CIH 1200, 12R30 ......................................starting at $48,500 CIH 955, 12R30 ..............................................................$18,500 CIH 950, 24R22 ..............................................................$19,500 (2) CIH 950, 12R30 ........................................starting at $10,500 CIH 900, 12R30 ................................................................$9,800 CIH 900, 8R30 ..................................................................$6,500

CIH TMII 30.5, ‘02, Field Cult. ....$27,900 (4) CIH TM 200, 60.5' ACS Fld Cult................starting at $65,000 CIH TM 200, 56.5' ACS Fld Cult ......................................$65,000 (2) CIH TM 200, 54.5' Fld Cult ......................starting at $55,950 (4) CIH TM 200, 50.5' Fld Cult ......................starting at $52,500 CIH TM 200, 47.5' ACS Fld Cult ......................................$60,500 CIH TMII, 60.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$65,000 CIH TMII, 54.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$55,900 (2) CIH TMII, 50.5' Fld Cult ............................starting at $34,900 CIH TMII, 48.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$33,500 CIH TMII, 46.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$33,500 (2) CIH TMII, 30.5' Fld Cult ............................starting at $27,500 CIH TMII, 24' Fld Cult ......................................................$21,900 CIH 4900, 54' Fld Cult ......................................................$7,500 CIH 4900, 52.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$9,900 CIH 4900, 38' Fld Cult ......................................................$6,950 CIH 4800, 30.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$6,500 CIH 4800, 22.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$9,500 CIH 4800, 22' Fld Cult ......................................................$9,500 CIH 4500, 18' Fld Cult ......................................................$3,500 CIH 4300, 35' Fld Cult ....................................................$11,950 CIH 4300, 30' Fld Cult ....................................................$12,700 CIH 4300, 26' Fld Cult ....................................................$13,500 DMI TMII, 60.5' Fld Cult ..................................................$33,500 (2) DMI TMII, 54.5' Fld Cult ..........................starting at $31,500 (2) DMI TMII, 50.5' Fld Cult ..........................starting at $22,950 DMI TM, 32.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$18,500 IH 4500, 30' Fld Cult..........................................................$4,700 IH 45, 28' Fld Cult..............................................................$3,850 JD 2210, 55.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$54,900 JD 2210, 54.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$72,900 JD 2210, 52.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$73,500 JD 2210, 49.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$59,900 (2) JD 2210, 45.5' Fld Cult ............................starting at $39,900 JD 2210, 44.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$41,900 JD 2210, 32.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$31,500 JD 2200, 37.5' Fld Cult ....................................................$29,900 JD 980, 45' Fld Cult ........................................................$14,500 JD 980, 35.5' Fld Cult ......................................................$17,900 JD 980, 28' Fld Cult ........................................................$19,950 Wilrich 3400, 42.5' Fld Cult ..............................................$7,900 (2) CIH 1830, 12R30 Row Crop Cult ................starting at $3,500 CIH 183, 12R30 Row Crop Cult ........................................$4,000 CIH 3900, 19.5' Disk........................................................$19,000 CIH 496, 22.5 Disk ..........................................................$14,500 CIH 330, 42' Disk ............................................................$72,500 (7) CIH 330, 34' Disk......................................starting at $55,500 (5) CIH 330, 25' Disk......................................starting at $40,950 IH 490, 32' Disk ................................................................$7,950 Great Plains 3000TT, 30' Disk..........................................$41,000 JD 635, 33' Disk ..............................................................$19,900 JD 635, 32' Disk ..............................................................$20,500 JD 200, 30' Disk ..............................................................$11,500 Wishek 862NT, 26' Disk ..................................................$55,900 Brillion XXL184 Crumbler ................................................$23,500 Mandako 40' Roller..........................................................$29,500 NH SG110, 50' Crumbler ................................................$17,500

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...........$36,900 ...........$32,500 ...........$32,900 ...........$31,500 ...........$41,500 ...........$33,000 ting at $33,500 .............$6,900 ...........$10,500 ...........$12,900 ...........$14,500 ...........$12,900 ...........$32,000 ...........$35,500 ...........$27,500 ...........$25,900 ...........$19,500 ...........$25,900 ...........$17,900 ...........$30,900 ...........$19,800 ...........$19,500 ...........$17,500

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.........$208,000 ...........$76,500 .........$168,500 .........$156,000 ...........$86,000 .........$254,000 .........$155,000 .........$149,500 .........$118,000 ...........$44,500 ...........$13,500 ...........$78,000 ...........$78,000 ting at $29,000 .............$9,500 ...........$15,500 ...........$23,000 ...........$34,000 .............$5,000 .............$6,500 ting at $14,000 ting at $12,000 rting at $8,500 .............$1,500 ...........$19,500 ting at $11,500 .............$8,000 .............$6,500 .............$7,900 .............$8,000 .............$5,000 .............$9,500 ng at $110,000 ting at $73,500 ting at $62,500 ting at $18,500 ...........$42,000 ting at $26,000 .............$8,500 .............$4,500 ting at $29,000 ...........$62,500 ...........$13,000 .............$3,800 .............$3,200 ...........$51,500 ...........$26,500 ...........$17,500 ...........$16,000 .............$8,500

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USED TRACTORS

‘05 Challenger MT255B hydro, FWA ......$9,950 Versatile 2425, 4WD, 3500 hrs. ..........$119,500 Agco DT200, 3300 hrs. ........................$79,500 ‘96 Agco Allis 9655, 2WD, 6100 hrs. ....$39,500 AC 7060 PD ............................................$7,950 ‘00 CIH MX240, 5100 hrs. ....................$74,500 ‘09 MF 8650, 1800 hrs. ......................$134,500 ‘05 MF 6480 w/loader, 4200 hrs. ..........$59,500 ‘08 MF 1540 w/loader, 500 hrs. ............$17,900

‘08 MF 1533, hydro, loader, 250 hrs. ....$16,900 ‘10 MF 1533 w/loader, 100 hrs. ............$16,900 AC 8010, PS, FWA, duals ......................$19,900 White 140, 2WD, 6500 hrs., duals ........$27,900 MF 135 w/loader ....................................$5,450 AC 170, gas, cab ....................................$5,950 ‘75 Oliver 1755D, 5000 hrs. ....................$6,950 Oliver 1600, gas ......................................$4,950

‘03 Gleaner 3000, 12R30 cornhead ......$39,500 ‘08 Gleaner 3000, 8R30 ........................$39,500 ‘05 Gleaner 3000, 6R30 ........................$26,900 ‘05 Gleaner 3000, 8RW ........................$26,500 (5) Gleaner 8R30 huggers ......$11,900-$39,900 (6) Gleaner 6R30 huggers ........$9,950-$15,900 ‘03 MF 3000, 6R36 cornhead................$17,950 (15) Used Flexheads ....................................Call

Was NOW ‘08 Gleaner R-65 ..................................................................................$189,500 ........$179,500 ‘05 Gleaner R-65 ..................................................................................$139,500 ........$129,500 ‘04 NH CR970, 1000 hrs.......................................................................$149,500 ........$129,500

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

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Tractors

White 8500, 36R20, CFS ....................$109,500 ‘03 White 8222, 12R30, 2 bu. ..............$32,500 White 8122, 12R30, VF, LF....................$29,500 White 6700, 20R22 ..............................$17,900 White 6322, 12R30 ..............................$23,900 White 6100, 12R30, VF ........................$14,900 White 6100, 12R30, I ............................$11,900 White 6100, 8R36 w/splitter....................$8,950 ‘94 White 6100, 12R30, VF, LF..............$12,900 JD 7200 12R30, LF ..............................$12,900 Crustbuster 3400, 15’ no-till drill ............$8,950 Dry Fert. for 5100, 12R30 ..........................$995 White 227, 31’ field cult. ........................$3,950 CIH 4800, 32’ ..........................................$9,950 Case IH 4300, 42’ field cult., 3 bar........$14,900 ‘05 Krause 7300, 27’ rock flex disc ......$26,900 Sunflower 4511, 15’ disc chisel ............$34,900 ‘08 Sunflower 1435, 30’ ........................$37,500 Wilrich V957, 7x30................................$34,900 ‘05 Wilrich V957, 7x30..........................$17,900 ‘06 Wilrich V957, 5x30..........................$19,900 ‘04 Sunflower 1444, 40’ disc ................$44,500 Sunflower 1830, 22’ disc, New Demo ..$69,500 ‘12 Wishek 862NT, 16’ ..........................$32,500 M&W 1865, 9x24 Earthmaster................$9,950 ‘02 CIH 730B ........................................$19,900 Sunflower 4511-15, 10’ ........................$39,900 NI 6365 (Hesston 856A), 5x6 baler ........$9,950 ‘05 Hesston 740, 4x4 baler ....................$9,950 Hesston 5800, 5x6 baler ........................$2,950

Hesston 4760 baler w/accumulator ......$49,500 ‘13 Sitrex 9 wheel rake, Demo ................$4,750 Artsway 240, 20’ shredder ......................$3,950 DMI 730 ..................................................$9,950 ‘06 Hesston 1006 disc mower ................$5,950 ‘06 JD 265 disc mower ..........................$4,950 ‘08 Agco Hesston 3008 disc mower ......$6,750 ‘02 Parker 737 grain cart, duals ............$17,500 ‘02 Parker 737 grain cart ......................$16,900 Unverferth GC5000 grain cart ..............$11,900 Parker 510 grain cart ..............................$9,950 ‘11 Parker 1048 grain cart, tarp, scale ..$39,500 Feterl 10x60 HF w/hopper ......................$2,950 ‘04 Feterl 10x62 GSW auger ..................$5,450 ‘11 Peck 12x43, PTO ..............................$4,950 Farm King 10” DOH, hyd. drive, NEW ..$10,900 Feterl 8x46 PTO auger ............................$2,950 Feterl 8x60 PTO auger ............................$1,995 White 588, 4x18 ......................................$2,495 Brandt 500 EX grain vac. ......................$12,900 Westendorf CC360 off RT155A ..............$7,950 JD 610, 25’ chisel plow ..........................$9,950 Miller 12 loader off AC175 ......................$3,450 Schweiss 6’ snowblower, 2 auger ..........$1,995 Loftness 8’ snowblower, single auger ....$2,995 ‘10 Farm King Y840, 84” snowblower ....$2,950 Davis loader for 8N Ford ............................$895 AC rebuilt engines for D021, 210, 220, wheel loaders......................Exchange - $4,950 (12) Martin row cleaners......................Ea. $175

JD 4455 C/H/A, quad, w/JD 721 ldr, $36,800; JD 4055 C/H/A, power shift, 6100 hrs, $34,500; JD 4055 C/H/A, power shift, MFD, 6300 hrs, $42,500; Case IH 7220 2 WH, 7000 hrs, 14.9x46 rubber, $38,000; Case IH 7110 2WH, 9000 hrs, 18x42 rubber, $29,500. (608)987-2373

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White 8524, 24R22, 2 bu., LF ..............$46,500 ‘96 Gleaner R-72, 2100 hrs., duals, LTM ....................................................$59,500 White 8122, 12R30, 2 bu., dry fert. ......$29,500 White 8100, 8R30, 2 bu. ......................$19,900 ‘80 White 2-105 ......................................$7,950 Belarus 500A, 2WD, 60 hp. ....................$3,950 JD 7000, 6R30, LF, Precision units ........$6,950 ‘10 MF 1327 disc mower ........................$6,450 ‘891⁄2 Gleaner R-60, 3500 eng. hrs.........$19,900 ‘99 Gleaner 6R30 hugger, poly..............$14,900 ‘09 Gleaner R-66, 700 hrs., duals ......$189,500 ‘13 White 8816 CFS, 16R30, cable drive ............................................................$99,500

Harvest Tech 4306C, 6R30 chopper head ............................................................$26,900 ‘94 Gleaner R-62, 3200 hrs., Cummins $39,500 ‘93 Gleaner R-62, 2600 hrs., duals ......$29,500 ‘02 White 8222, 12R30, 2 bu. ..............$29,500 ‘99 Gleaner 820 flex w/air reel ..............$19,900 (12) Sunco row cleaners ....................$225/row ‘96 Gleaner 525 flex w/air reel ..............$12,900 ‘11 Bush Hog PZ3073, 30 hp., 73”, 138 hrs. ..............................................................$7,950 Bush Hog PZ2661, 26 hp., 61”, 100 hrs., Demo ....................................................$7,950

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USED PARTS

Harvesting Equip

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.

FOR SALE: '08 Superb SQ32D full heat grain dryer, moisture equalizers, Quantum, stainless steel screens, 3ph, 230V, 1500bph at 5 points, exc cond, $50,000. 218-731-0092 FOR SALE: JD 693 head, '98, 6x30", good poly, pixall knife rolls, Contour Master drives, hydraulic deck plates, header height, new rolls, deck plates, chains, chain slides 1200 acres ago $14,900 (507) 317-0178

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LOCAL TRADES 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

PLANTERS & TILLAGE

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

‘07 CIH 1200, 12-30 pivot planter w/bulk fill & insecticide - $58,500 ‘06 JD 1760, 12-30 - $39,500 CIH Tigermate 200, 441⁄2’, rolling basket JD 2200, 33.5’, 3 bar - $28,500 ‘11 CIH 870, 9-shk. w/reel - Call CIH 2500, 7-shk. ripper w/leveler - $9,500 CIH 530C w/leads - Call

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FOR SALE: '05 Case IH 1020 flex head, 30', 3” cut, field tracker, hyd fore & aft, exc cond. Woods model 40 3pt forklift, sgl mast w/ 48” forks. Call 320-808-7581

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JD 4020 dsl, power shift, rebuilt power train, in excellent condition. 608-214-1859

USED COMBINES & HEADS

‘10 Gleaner R-66, 300 hrs., duals ......$219,500 ‘03 Gleaner R-65, 1800 hrs., duals ....$119,500 ‘03 Gleaner R-65, 1200 hrs.................$119,500 ‘81 Gleaner N6 w/20’ Cummins ..............$7,950 ‘81 Gleaner N5 ........................................$5,950 ‘81 Gleaner N5 w/20’ ..............................$5,950 ‘79 Gleaner M2 HY, 18’, A430 ........Pkg. $8,950 ‘83 Gleaner L3 hydro, duals, 3200 hrs. ..$7,950 MF 8570, 9320 flex, 1163 ....................$29,500

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'97 JD 455, 25' bean drill, markers, JD 250 monitor, disk openers like new, field ready. 507-364-5853 FOR SALE: '02 White 16x22 planter, dual lift assist, liq fert w/ elec pump, 3 corn & 1 soybean plates; spare planter parts, also. 320-5835324 FOR SALE: '07 CIH Titan 24R22" Centerfill, Wilrich PT 2200, 2020 monitor, Precision hyd. drives, liquid. Lightweight & flexes. Likenew condition. All zerks take grease. Straight. Always parked in. Must see. $99,500. 320-314-2534 FOR SALE: 2010 Case IH 1250, 12R30”, 600 monitor, very clean. 507-629-3373 FOR SALE: JD 1770 planter, '98, 12x30, flex fold, mech. drive, Yetter screw adjust row cleaners, liquid fertilizer,single disk openers, piston pump, openers at 14.75", either size boxes, rear hitch, Seedstar monitor w/o display, $34,750/OBO (or best offer) (507)3170178

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FOR SALE: Demco HT 1000 gal sprayer, 60' cross fold FOR SALE: Purebred Black Angus bulls, calf ease & boom, 13.9x38 tires, good disposition; also York, foamer, Raven 440, 70 gal Hamp & Hamp-Duroc rinse tank, good condition, boars & gilts. 320-598-3790 $8,000. 507-360-3396

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LOADERS

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‘10 Versatile 535, 800 hrs. ............................$209,900 ‘05 NH 450 TJ, 1950 hrs. ..............................$164,900 NH 9682, 4110 hrs. ........................................$82,500 JD 8430, PTO, 3 pt., 8000 hrs. ........................$22,900 ‘88 Versatile 936, PS, 8000 hrs. ......................$28,900 ‘12 NH T8.275, 400 hrs. ................................$149,900 ‘10 NH T8040, FWA, 625 hrs., (305 hp.) ........$169,900 ‘11 Versatile 280, FWA, SS, PS, 700 hrs ........$129,900 ‘05 Versatile 2180B, FWA, SS, PS, 2850 hrs. $104,900 ‘05 Versatile 2160B, FWA, SS, PS, 2995 hrs. ..$79,900 ‘05 NH TV145, bi-directional, 3000 hrs. ..........$54,900 ‘99 NH TV140 w/loader, 4900 hrs. ..................$49,900 NH TC33D, MFD, loader, 1560 hrs. ..................$15,900 JD 4520 w/148 loader ......................................$9,900 JD 4440 w/Miller loader, 8400 hrs...................$17,500 ‘08 NH TN75 w/loader, 1250 hrs. ....................$29,900 TN75S w/33 LA loader, 4000 hrs. ....................$22,500 ‘98 NH 1530, Boomer, hydro., 1800 hrs.............$9,900

DRILLS & PLANTING

Kinze 3600, 16/31, ASD ................................$105,900 Kinze 3600, 16R30 ..........................................$61,900 Kinze 3800, ASD, 24R30................................$105,900 Kinze 2600, 16/31 ..........................................$39,900 Kinze 3600, 16/31 ..........................................$54,900 CIH 2100, 12R30 ............................................$24,900 JD 7100, 12R30 w/assist ..................................$3,950 ‘07 Par-Kan 150 weigh wagon ..........................$6,900

COMBINES

‘10 NH 99C, 8R30, 2200A ..............................$59,900 ‘08 NH 99C, 8R30 ..........................................$54,900 ‘09 NH 98D, 6R30 ..........................................$29,900

GRAIN HEADS

‘11 MacDon FD70, 40’ w/transport..................$59,900 ‘10 NH 74C, 35’ w/Crary air ............................$34,900 ‘04 NH 74C, 30’ ..............................................$19,000 ‘11 CIH 3020, 35’ ............................................$31,500 ‘99 Gleaner 800, 25’..........................................$8,900 Gleaner 300, 18’................................................$1,350

TILLAGE

Wilrich Quad X2, 60’ w/basket ........................$49,900 ‘11 Wilrich Quad X2, 45’..................................$52,900 Wilrich Quad 5, 46’, 4 bar................................$27,900 Wilrich Quad 5, 41.5’, 4-bar ............................$15,900 DMI Tigermate II, 58’, w/basket ......................$44,900 DMI Tigermate, 43’, 4-bar................................$14,900 Wishek 862NT, 30’ w/harrow ..........................$69,900 Wilrich 513, Soil Pro 9-24................................$39,500 ‘08 Wilrich 957, 7-30 ......................................$27,900 ‘04 Wilrich 957, 7-30 ......................................$19,900 JD 510, 7-30 ..................................................$12,900 JD 512, 7-30 ..................................................$16,900 DMI 7-30B ......................................................$17,900 DMI 7-30 ..........................................................$7,900 ‘09 Kraus Dominator 18, 11 shank, 3000A ......$36,900 ‘07 JD 2700, 7-30 ......................................Coming In M&W 2200 Earthmaster ..................................$21,900 Wilrich Quad, 34’ chisel plow ..........................$16,000 Sunflower 25’ field cultivator ..........................$12,500 IH 800, 10-bottom plow ....................................$7,900

‘11 NH CR9070, 580 hrs................................$259,900 ‘09 NH CR9070, 800 hrs................................$219,900 ‘08 NH CR9060, 780 hrs. ..............................$219,900 ‘08 NH CR9060, 760 hrs. ..............................$219,900 ‘00 NH TR-99, RWA, 2255 hrs. ........................$54,900 ‘98 NH TR-98, 1950 hrs. ................................$49,900 MISCELLANEOUS ‘92 Gleaner R-62, 2400 hrs. ............................$39,900 JD 500 cart, scale, tarp ....................................$7,900 UFT 400 cart ....................................................$3,900 SKIDLOADERS ‘09 NH L-170, 2300 hrs...................................$21,500 Rem 2700 vac. ................................................$16,900 Bobcat 753H, 2671 hrs. ..................................$10,900 Rem 2500 vac. ................................................$12,900

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CIH 8950, MFD ........................................$59,900 CIH 7130, 2WD ........................................$32,900 CIH 7120, 2 whl, 4900 hrs. ......................$39,900 JD 4430, OS, PS ............................Coming Soon ‘77 JD 4430, quad....................................$19,900 JD 4240 Quad ................................Coming Soon JD 4240, PS..............................................$21,900 JD 4230, Quad, OS, w/JD 720 ldr ..........$18,900 JD 4040, Quad ........................................$21,900 JD 4030, Syncro, open station................$14,900 JD 4030, Quad, open station ..................$14,900 (2) ‘69 JD 4020, diesel ....................................Call JD 2940 w/146 loader..............................$11,900 (2) IH 1026, hydro ..........................From $15,900 IH 856, 1256, 1456..........................From $10,900 IH 806, diesel..............................................$8,900 (2) IH 560, gas & diesel ....................From $4,000 Gehl 4635 skid steer, 6’ bkt ....................$12,900 Allied Buhler 695 ........................................$4,900 JD Sound Guard Cabs ..................................Call

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050 All kinds of New & Used Feed Seed Hay farm equipment – disc chisels, field cults, planters, Dairy Quality Alfalfa Tested big squares & round soil finishers, cornheads, bales, delivered from South feed mills, discs, balers, Dakota John Haensel (605) haybines, etc. 507-438-9782 351-5760 Disc chisels: JD 714 & 712, Glencoe 7400; Field Cults Dairy quality western alfalunder 30': JD 980, small fa, big squares or small grain carts & gravity boxes squares, delivered in semi 300-400 bu. Finishers under loads. Clint Haensel 20', clean 4 & 6R stalk chop(605) 310-6653 pers; Nice JD 215 & 216 flex heads; JD 643 corn- FOR SALE: 1200 lb. round heads Must be clean; JD bales of upland grass hay, corn planters, 4-6-8 row. $50/bale or best offer. 320715-299-4338 587-5823 WANTED: Deep cone disc blades 20 3/4” - 21”, 1 1/4” FOR SALE: Hay, big square square hole, 12 or more. and big rounds, shedded. 12”x46” step-up rims for 38” Call for details. 320-558-6534 cast & band duals. Also, 320x46” tires. 701-430-3411 Hay For Sale WANTED: For restoration Round or large square bales, alfalfa, straw or grass hay. '52 or '53 Minneapolis MoDelivery Available by semi. line model BF Avery in any Ose Hay Farm, Thief River condition. Dave (715) 832Falls, MN Call or text 2238 LeRoy at (218)689-6675 WANTED: Hiniker 5000 or 6000 row crop cultivator, 1230 or 16-30 row, 563-920-0011 WANTED AND FOR SALE ALL TYPES of hay & straw. Also buying corn, WANTED: Oats Dehuller wheat & oats. Western Hay state price & condition. available. Fox Valley AlfalAllen Miller, S1520 Cty D, fa Mill. 920-853-3554 Cashton, WI 54619

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FOR SALE: 3pt JD 610 chisel plow, 20', 4 gauge wheels, $4,500/OBO; 3pt JD 1610 chisel plow, 14', 2 gauge wheels, $3,000/OBO. Spray Trailers Very nice 320-583-7433 southern water trailers 28' FOR SALE: Case IH 4900 to 53'. Also tanks, cones, field cultivator 39' w/ 3 bar pumps, hose reels, etc. Decoil spring mulcher, very livery available. good condition. 507-427-3561 www.rydelltrailers.com (701) 474-5780 Machinery Wanted 040

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TRACTORS

‘07 JD 7520, cab, MFWD, IVT trans., 4935 hrs., 125 PTO hp., 3 pt., 540/1000 PTO, JD 741 loader w/grapple ..............................$74,000

4WD & TRACK TRACTORS

‘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 8360RT, 768 hrs., 3 pt., 1000 PTO, 25” tracks, front wgts., HID lights ............................$235,000 ‘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 ‘10 JD 8295RT, 992 hrs., 3 pt., 1000 PTO, 25” tracks, HID lights ..........................................$189,000 ‘91 Ford 946, 7232 hrs., 30.5x32 duals, 12-spd. manual transmission, motor has 200 hrs. on OH ....$32,500

ROW CROP TRACTORS

‘11 JD 8335R, ILS, MFWD, 1777 hrs., 268 PTO hp., IVT trans., 3 pt., 1000 PTO, front duals, 380x54” rear tires & duals, 4 hyd. big pump ..........................................$192,000 ‘12 JD 8360R, 866 hrs., IVT, ILS, MFWD, big pump, 5 hyd., 380x54 tires & duals, front duals ....$229,000 ‘12 JD 8310R, MFWD, IVT trans., 1465 hrs., 3 pt., 255 PTO hp., 1000 PTO, 5 hyd., big pump, 18.4x50 tires & duals..........$189,000 ‘12 JD 7130 standard, MFWD, cab, 3 pt., 2 hyd., 600 hrs.....$72,500 ‘11 JD 8310R, ILS MFWD, 1536 hrs., IVT trans., 255 PTO hp., 380x38 front tires & duals, 380x54 rear tires & duals, 4 hyd., big pump, 1000 PTO, 3 pt. ..................$187,000 ‘12 CIH 290, MFWD, 385 hrs., Luxury cab, 540/1000 PTO, 4 hyd., 480x50 tires & duals, front duals ..........................................$169,000

‘11 CIH 9120, 143 eng./1005 sep. hrs., Luxury cab, tracker, rock trap, chopper, auto guidance, 520x42 tires & duals................................$182,500 ‘11 CIH 8120, 934 eng./729 sep. hrs., rock trap, chopper, tracker, 520x42” duals ..................................$189,000 ‘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, chopper, 520x42 tires & duals ..........................................$189,000 ‘08 JD 9770, 1380 eng./938 sep. hrs., 4x4, CM, chopper, 1250/45/32 tires ..........................................$155,000 ‘98 JD 9610, 3578 eng./2379 sep. hrs., chopper, bin ext., 20.8x42 duals ....................................$49,000

COMBINE HEADERS

‘95 JD 893, 8R30” cornhead, hyd. deck plates, Pixall knife rolls $14,500 ‘00 Geringhoff 1820, 12R30” chopping head ......................$47,500 ‘05 Geringhoff 830B, 8R30” chopping cornhead ..............$29,000 ‘90 JD 643, 6R30” cornhead ....$7,500

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Delaval 1500 gallon bulk tank. Swing 8 parlor equipment 3" line. (715)449-2239 FOR SALE: 40 Holstein dairy cows, all AI bred & sired, SCC 100, closed herd, owner retiring. (651)3088354 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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20 Angus heifers, due to calf April/May, bull turned out July 10th for 46 days. 715234-3954 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 50 Black Steers & Heifers, 450-550 lbs. Call (608)7924223 or (608)788-6258

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‘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 ..........................................$100,000 ‘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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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 5450, FWA, cab....................CALL NEW Versatile 305, FWA ............................CALL Versatile 895, 4WD ..................................$23,500 ‘60 IH 560, WF ..........................................$5,200

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 ‘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

NH L175, 2 spd, cab ..................................CALL NEW NH skidsteers on hand......................CALL NH LS170 ................................................$13,750 NH L170 cab, new rubber ..........................CALL

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PLANTERS

NEW White planters....................................CALL ‘11 White 8516 CFS, loaded ......................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

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NEW Salford RTS units ..............................CALL NEW Salford Plows ....................................CALL NEW Unverferth seed tenders............ON HAND NEW Westfield augers................................CALL 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 ........................CALL Kinze 1050 w/duals ....................................CALL Pre-owned Snowblowers, 7’-9’..................CALL Pre-owned Sprayers ..................................CALL

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‘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

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FOR SALE OR LEASE REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS Bulls, 2 year old & yearlings; bred heifers, calving ease, club calves & balance performance. Al sired. In herd improvement program. J.W. Riverview Angus Farm Glencoe, MN 55336 Conklin Dealer 320864-4625 FOR SALE: 18 young reg BueLingo bred cows. 715613-0889

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

(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., PTO, Lease Return ......$269,900 (O)’05 JD 9320, 2950 hrs.........................................$139,900 (B)’98 JD 9200, 2922 hrs., 710/38’s ........................$109,900 (B)’97 JD 9200, 4695 hrs., 710/38’s ........................$105,000 (H)’97 JD 9200, 3567 hrs. ..........................................$97,000 (H)’90 CIH 9170, 4418 hrs., PS ................................$54,500 (B)’92 JD 8760, 6878 hrs. ..........................................$52,900 (B)’78 JD 8430, 5480 hrs., Recent OH ......................$14,900 (H)’76 JD 8430, 9164 hrs., 3 pt., PTO ......................$14,900 (O)’78 JD 8430, 6245 hrs., 3 pt., PTO ......................$13,900

TRACK TRACTORS

(O)’13 JD 9560RT, 318 hrs., Lease Return..............$334,900 (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 (B)’10 JD 9630T, 1586 hrs. ......................................$269,900 (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 (O)’09 JD 9530T, 1877 hrs., 30” tracks ....................$229,900 (O)’02 JD 9420T, 4430 hrs. ......................................$139,900 (B)’03 JD 9320T, 4641 hrs. ......................................$139,900 (H)’00 JD 9300T, 4375 hrs., 30” tracks ....................$105,000

ROW CROP TRACTORS

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Cattle

(O)’11 JD 8260R, 484 hrs., Ext. Warr. ....................$194,900 (H)’09 JD 8270R, 1290 hrs., PS ..............................$185,000 (B)’13 JD 7230R, 259 hrs., IVT................................$179,900 (B)’06 JD 8430, 2085 hrs., PS, ILS..........................$175,900 (H)’06 JD 8430, 3570 hrs., ILS ................................$164,900 (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 (H)’01 JD 8110, 2350 hrs., 2WD ................................$88,500 (O)’97 JD 8400, 7722 hrs., MFWD ............................$78,900 (B)’95 JD 8200, 7335 hrs., MFWD ............................$74,900 (B)’93 JD 4560, 7170 hrs., MFWD ............................$56,900 (H)’84 JD 4450, 4586 hrs., PS, 2WD ........................$42,900 (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 (O)White 2-85, cab ......................................................$8,750 (H)’78 White 2-105, 5057 hrs., one owner ..................$8,195

(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)’12 JD S660, 215 hrs., duals ..............................$299,000 (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 (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 (H)’07 JD 9660, 1203 sep. hrs. ................................$169,900 (B)’07 JD 9660, 1131 sep. hrs., PRWD....................$169,900 (H)’05 JD 9660, 1792 sep. hrs., duals ....................$168,500 (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 (O)’91 JD 9500, 1720 hrs., duals ..............................$46,900 (O)’96 JD 9600, 2790 sep. hrs., duals ......................$39,900 (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 (O)’09 JD 608, 8R30”, non-chopping ........................$43,000 (O)’04 JD 1291, 12R22”, hyd. plates ........................$29,900 (O)’07 JD 893, hyd. deck, header height ..................$28,000 (O)’03 JD 893, Contour Master ..................................$25,900 (H)’03 JD 893, 8R30”, hyd. deck................................$24,900 (O)’97 JD 893, knife, single point ..............................$19,900 UTILITY TRACTORS (O)’09 JD 5105M, 1600 hrs., loader ..........................$67,900 (H)’95 JD 693, knife, hyd. deck plates ......................$17,900 (O)’96 White 6105, 5480 hrs., MFWD, cab................$24,900 SPRAYERS (B)JD 401C, diesel, 3 pt., PTO ....................................$5,900 (O)’12 JD 4940, 467 hrs., dry box............................$290,500 (B)Oliver 1650D, 6507 hrs. ..........................................$4,900 (O)’12 JD 4940, 750 hrs., 120’ boom ......................$281,500 (B)’41 JD “B” ................................................................$2,995 (O)’13 JD 4830, 404 hrs., 1000 gal. SS, 120’ boom $269,700 (H)’48 JD “B” ................................................................$1,975 (O)’13 JD 4830, 410 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$259,900 (H)’49 IH “C”, belly mower............................................$1,850 (O)’13 JD 4830, 442 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$259,900 (O)’11 JD 4930, 1343 hrs., 120’ boom ....................$249,750 COMBINES (O)’13 JD S680, 239 sep. hrs. ................................$352,900 (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, 694 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$215,500 (O)’12 JD 4730, 800 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$209,900 (O)’12 JD 4730, 900 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$209,700 (O)’12 JD 4730, 490 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$209,600 (O)’12 JD 4730, 800 hrs., 90’ boom ........................$208,500 (O)’09 Ag-Chem 1084SS, 2094 hrs., 80’ boom........$159,500 (O)’09 Ag-Chem 1286C, 1994 hrs., 90’ boom..........$158,900 (O)’09 JD 4730, 2135 hrs., 80’ boom ......................$154,500 (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)’03 Case IH SPX4260, 2563 hrs., 90’ boom ......$108,900 (O)’06 JD 4720, 3902 hrs., 90’ boom ......................$107,900 (O)’05 Wilmar Eagle 8500, 2425 hrs., 90’ boom........$49,900 (O)’95 Tyler WT, 4617 hrs., 75’ boom ........................$36,900 (O)’94 Tyler Patriot, 3831 hrs., 80’ boom ..................$29,900

FALL TILLAGE

(H)’13 JD 2700, 7-shank, rolling basket ....................$62,500 (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)’11 JD 2700, 7-shank, folding................................$35,000 (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 (H)’08 JD 2700, 5-shank ............................................$24,900 (O)’97 JD 3710, 8-bottom ..........................................$24,900 (B)’04 JD 512, 5-shank ..............................................$20,900 (O)’05 NH ST770, 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 (B)White 435 mulch tiller, 12-shank ............................$7,500

PLANTERS-SEEDERS

(O)’08 JD DB44, 24R22” CCS, liq. fert. ..................$141,000 (H)’04 JD 1770NT, 16R30”, 3 bushel ........................$79,900 (H)Kinze 3700, 36R20”, finger pickup ........................$62,500 (B)’01 JD 1780, 24R20”, 3 bushel..............................$49,900 (B)’01 JD 1780, 24R20”, 3 bushel..............................$49,900 (B)’00 JD 1760, 12R30”, finger pickup, LF ................$48,500 (O)’97 JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ..............................$46,500 (H)’98 JD 1850, 30’ 10” spacing ................................$36,500 (H)JD 1760, 12R30”, liq. fert. ....................................$32,500 (B)’97 JD 1710, 12R30”, vertical fold ........................$29,500 (B)’05 White 8128, 8R30”, liq. fert. ............................$26,900 (O)’07 JD 1750, 6R30” ..............................................$25,900 (B)’01 JD 455, 35’, 10” spacing..................................$25,900 (O)JD 7200, 8R36” ....................................................$11,500

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‘07 CIH 1240-16R Planter, 16 row, liquid fertilizer tank, row shut off & Yetter openers. #12760 $89,995

‘09 CIH 1250-16R Planter, wing wheels, AFS Pro 600, bulk fill, advanced seed meter, hyd. drive, smart seed tube sensors, row markers, accu-row control pkg., soybean disc, corn disc. #14052 - $92,995

‘11 CIH ER 1250-24R Planter, 9000 acres, 24R30”, corn disc, bean discs, liquid fertilizer pump, Yetter row cleaners, Tru Count row clutches, bulk fill seed delivery syst., hyd. drive. #14066 - $148,000

‘00 CIH 5400 Soybean Special-15’ Drill/Coulter, New marker arm discs installed, 3-point cart w/monitor, S.I. belt seed delivery, 15” row spacing. #12980 - $12,500

‘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

‘11 CIH Steiger 550 Tractor, 4WD, 366 eng. hrs., 57 GPM high output hyd. pump, ground speed sensor, high cap. bar w/diff. lock, PTO pkg., AFS Pro 700 mon., HID lighting pkg. #14073 - $335,500

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

‘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

‘10 JD 8320R Tractor, MFWD, 3412 eng. hrs., 320 hp., 263 PTO hp., front hyd. diff. lock, 480/80R50D tires-rear, 4 hyd. outlets, 85cc hyd. pump, Auto Trac ready, PCVC cab w/JD active seat. #14145 - $199,950

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

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TRACTORS

2005 New Holland TB110, #13293 ..............................................$21,500 1984 International 84 Hydro, #14174 ............................................$6,950 2011 Case IH Puma 185, #16211 ..............................................$129,995 1984 International 84 Hydro, #14173 ..........................................$11,750 2010 Case IH Farmall 95C w/loader, #12949 ..............................$36,995 2009 Case IH Farmall 95, #14213 ................................................$36,500 1950 Farmall M, #14069 ................................................................$2,400 2010 Case IH Maxxum 130 Pro w/loader, #12928 ......................$68,000 2003 Massey Ferguson 4355, #16112 ........................................$33,500 2010 John Deere 9430T, #13295................................................$282,500 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 2010 John Deere 8320RT, #13317 ............................................$212,000 1977 International 986, #14209 ....................................................$14,500 International 806D, #16227 ............................................................$5,250 2004 Case IH MX255, #14183 ......................................................$88,003 2010 John Deere 7730 w/loader, #13296 ..................................$132,500 International 1466, #14201 ............................................................$6,500 1978 John Deere 2840 w/Westendorf loader..............................$17,800 2007 New Holland T6010 Plus, #14205 ......................................$58,500 2004 Case IH JX110U, #14220 ....................................................$29,900 1995 John Deere 8300..................................................................$45,000 2000 Case IH MX200 w/loader, #16176 ......................................$76,500 1995 Case IH 7220, #14230..........................................................$49,500 1984 Case IH 2294, #14099..........................................................$20,500

SKIDSTEER LOADERS

2009 Case 430 S3, #14198 ..........................................................$24,500 2009 Case 430 S3, #16310 ..........................................................$18,900 2008 Case 450 S3, #13205 ..........................................................$22,500 2006 Case 430, #16146 ................................................................$19,500 2012 Case SV300, #14141............................................................$52,920 2012 Case SV300..........................................................................$41,995 2005 Case 445, #12710 ................................................................$24,300 2005 Case 435, #12717 ..............................................................$24,995 2007 Case 430, #13312 ................................................................$17,850 2011 Case SR200, #16175 ..........................................................$24,000 2010 Gehl 5240E, #13900 ............................................................$27,995 2011 New Holland L220, #16132 ................................................$29,900 2008 Case 440 S3, #13246 ..........................................................$19,500 2012 JD 326D, #13277..................................................................$36,900 1998 John Deere 7775, #14225......................................................$9,200 2011 Case SV300, #13288............................................................$38,950 2001 Case 75XT, #14229 ..............................................................$12,750 1998 Case 75XT, #16273 ................................................................$6,950 1989 Case 1818, #16326 ................................................................$4,695 2012 New Holland L225, #13300 ................................................$34,950

TELEHANDLERS

2010 JCB 536-60 Agri Plus ..........................................................$86,000 2005 Gehl CT5-16T, #13314 ........................................................$31,500 John Deere 3400 Articulated, #14207..........................................$38,900 2006 JCB 524-50 ..........................................................................$44,500 John Deere 3800 Articulated, #16259..........................................$32,000 COMBINES 2005 JCB 535-60, #16179 ............................................................$52,500 2009 John Deere 9770STS, #14177 ..........................................$216,500 2007 JCB 536-60 Agri Plus, #16074 ............................................$51,000 2009 Case IH 7120, #13988........................................................$180,000 2005 JCB 540, #11941..................................................................$37,995 2010 Case IH 5088, #16254........................................................$196,000 MISCELLANEOUS 1998 Case IH 2366 w/Hillco, #16291 ..........................................$79,500 1997 Case IH 2188, #16239..........................................................$39,995 2012 JCB 300T Track Loader, #13285 ........................................$61,000 2003 Case IH 2388, #14203..........................................................$86,566 Case IH 4600, 28.5’ Field Cultivator, #13203 ................................$5,700 2003 Case IH 2388, #8914..........................................................$119,000 2011 Case IH 330, Tru-Tandem Turbo Disk Tandem, #16129 ....$39,995 2002 Case IH 2388, #13311........................................................$107,500 2010 Case IH 330, Tru-Tandem Disk Tandem, 31’, #13979 ........$57,995 1995 Case IH 2188, #10848..........................................................$49,995 2010 Case IH 330, Tru-Tandem Turbo, 25’, #14092 ....................$48,750 2008 Case IH 7010, #14215........................................................$147,506 2004 JCB 214 Tractor Loader Backhoe, #13206 ........................$34,000 2011 Case IH 7088, #14084........................................................$218,950 Case IH 5400 Soybean Special, 15’, #12980 ..............................$12,500

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TRACTORS 4WD

2005 Case IH STX500 w/duals, #16201 ....................................$166,500 2011 Case IH Steiger 550 w/duals, #14073 ..............................$335,500 2012 JCB 8310 Fastrac, Demo Unit, #12516 ............................$269,000 2011 JCB 3230 Fastrac, #12918 ................................................$136,500

HEADER CORNHEAD

1991 Case IH 1063, #4200..............................................................$7,890 1998 Case IH 1063, #14222............................................................$9,800 1992 Case IH 1043, #13309............................................................$2,950 1987 Case IH 1044, #13310............................................................$1,995 2010 Case IH 3406, #16278..........................................................$34,500 2009 Case IH 3208, #13256..........................................................$34,995 2009 Case IH 3406, #14110..........................................................$33,500 2010 Case IH 3408, #13565..........................................................$43,500 2010 Case IH 2606, #13599..........................................................$37,750 2010 Case IH 3206, #13624..........................................................$27,500 2009 Case IH 2606, #13635..........................................................$41,995 2010 Case IH 3406, #13171..........................................................$34,995 2011 Case IH 2606, #13639..........................................................$49,995 2009 Case IH 2608, #14216..........................................................$48,995 2009 Case IH 2608, #16079..........................................................$52,500 2010 Case IH 3406, #12944..........................................................$32,000 2009 Case IH 3206, #14076..........................................................$35,995 2011 Case IH 3406, #14059..........................................................$35,995 2011 Case IH 3406, #16255..........................................................$35,500 2007 Case IH 2606, #13235..........................................................$36,995 2009 Case IH 2608, #13238..........................................................$44,500 2009 Case IH 2608, #13596..........................................................$44,000 2012 John Deere 608C Stalkmaster, #14178 ..............................$72,500

2012 Case IH 8230, #13260........................................................$298,000 1993 Case IH 1688, #13100..........................................................$39,995 2004 Case IH 2388, #13508........................................................$105,000 2009 Case IH 5088, #13634........................................................$169,500 2009 Case IH 5088, #12469........................................................$159,500

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MOWER CONDITIONERS

2004 Case IH DCX131, #13247 ....................................................$17,500 2010 Case IH DC132R, #13637....................................................$29,500 2009 Case IH DC102, #13487 ......................................................$19,300 2011 Case IH DC102, #13204 ......................................................$21,500 1998 John Deere 820......................................................................$4,450

PLANTERS 1998 Case IH 955, #13315............................................................$11,500 2009 Kinze 3000, 6 Row, #16262 ................................................$25,500 2007 White 8222, #13313 ............................................................$44,500 2009 Case IH 1250, 16R, #14052 ................................................$92,995 2007 Case IH 1240, 16R, #12760 ................................................$89,995 2011 Case IH 1250, 24R, #14066 ..............................................$148,000

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DROPDECKS

‘99 Wilson, 48/102, New Recaps, New Airbags, AL Crossmembers, Painted & Sandblasted ............$18,500 ‘96 Fontaine, 53/102, All Steel, 90% Tires & Brakes ....$19,250 ‘95 Doonan, 48/102, All Steel, Sandblasted & Painted, 70% Tires & Brakes ....$16,750 ‘94 Fontaine, 48/102, Steel, New Recaps, Sandblasted & Painted ....................$16,750 (5) 39’ Drop Decks, Never Pulled During Winter, 80% T&B, Good For Seed Tenders, Fertilizer or Water Trailers ................$9,750 Engineered 5’ Beavertail, Kit includes paint & LED lights ............$3,750/$5,750 Installed

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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

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Other

- Doda 13’ vertical pump - Clay 12’ vertical pump - ‘09 Doda 10’ vertical pump - Balzer 8’ V-6 vertical manure pump - Balzer 314 agitator - 8”x30’ wheeled load stand

- 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 640 - Parker 4800 - 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. - 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 - Yetter model 6300, 3 pt. cart caddy

Used Tanks:

• Balzer 6350 LoPro w/6 unit Magnum • Better Bilt 3400 gal. vacuum tank, w/4 unit rear mount injector • LMT 3350 vacuum w/3 shank rear injector • Better Bilt vacuum, 2600 gal. w/3 shank standard injector • Better Bilt 1500 gal. vacuum tank • Better Bilt 1100 gal. vacuum tank

23 B

‘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, 293 hrs., 36” tracks, PTO ........................$397,900

‘13 CIH Steiger 400, 366 hrs., PTO, Luxury susp. cab ......................$249,900

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

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

‘02 CIH MX 240, 3900 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 340, 415 hrs., susp. axle, Luxury cab..............$229,900

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

‘12 CIH 9230, track, AWD, 590 sep. hrs. ................................................$315,500

‘98 CIH 2388, 1764 sep. hrs. ....$66,000

‘02 CIH 2388, 2074 sep. hrs. ....$79,000

‘13 CIH 9230 Track, AWD, 323 sep. hrs. ................................................$369,900

18 Months Interest Free • Call For Details •

‘11 Case 580N, 4x4, cab, Ext.-Hoe, 277 hrs ......$65,500

‘11 Bobcat S750, 760 hrs. ..................................$41,900

‘12 CIH 3330 Sprayer, 90’ booms, 546 hrs. ......$175,000

‘06 Kinze 1050 Cart, tracks, scale, tarp ..................$77,500

USED 4WD TRACTORS 24 Month Interest Waiver or Low Rates Available • Call Details • ‘14 CIH Steiger 600Q, 293 hrs., Pro 700 auto guide, Lux. susp. cab, 6 remotes, PTO, 36” tracks ............................................$397,900 ‘13 CIH Steiger 600Q, 564 hrs., 36” tracks, HID lites, Full Pro 700 auto guide, hi cap. hyd. pump ..........................................$369,900 ‘14 CIH Steiger 600Q, 409 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lites, Full Pro 700 auto guide............................................................................$385,000 ‘11 CIH Steiger 600Q, 1598 hrs., 36” tracks, Lux. cab, HID lites, big pump..............................................................................$299,900 ‘13 CIH Steiger 550Q, 682 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lites ..................................................................................................................$319,900 ‘13 CIH Steiger 550Q, 901 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lites ..................................................................................................................$309,900 ‘13 CIH Steiger 550Q, 1038 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lites ................................................................................................................$299,900 ‘13 CIH Steiger 500Q, 145 hrs., Full Pro 700 auto guide, HID lites ..........................................................................................$319,500 ‘13 CIH Steiger 500Q, 262 hrs., 36” tracks, HID lites, Lux. cab, hi cap. hyd. pump, Full Pro 700 auto guide ..........................$329,500 ‘13 CIH Steiger 450, 198 hrs., Lux cab, PTO, 800 tires, hi cap. hyd. pump, HD drawbar, Full Pro 700 auto guide ..................$259,900 ‘13 CIH Steiger 400, 250 hrs., Lux. cab, Full Pro 700 auto guide, hi cap. hyd. pump, cab susp...............................................$239,900 ‘13 CIH Steiger 400, 400 hrs., Lux. cab, PTO, hi cap. hyd. pump, Full Pro 700 auto guide ......................................................$249,900 ‘08 CIH Steiger 535, 1900 hrs., Lux. cab, HID lites, 800 tires ..................................................................................................$205,500 ‘08 JD 9530, 2665 hrs., 800x38 duals, Full JD steering ............................................................................................................$194,500 ‘05 CIH STX375Q, 2700 hrs., big pump, diff. locks ....................................................................................................................$149,900 ‘09 CIH Steiger 335, 1119 hrs., 480R50 tires, Lux. cab, HID lites, PTO ....................................................................................$169,900 Steiger Cougar 1000, powershift, 20.8x38 tires ....................................................................................................................COMING IN STX and STEIGER PTO, TOW CABLE & 3 PT. KITS ON HAND!!!

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‘13 CIH Magnum 340, 415 hrs., Lux. cab, front susp. axle, susp. cab, 360 HID lites, Full Pro 700 auto guide........................$229,900 ‘13 CIH Magnum 315, 434 hrs., Full Pro 700 auto guide, 360 HID lites, hi cap. hyd. pump, susp. cab, susp. front axle, 380/R54 tires ..........................................................................................................................................................................$209,900 ‘13 CIH Magnum 290, 400 hrs., Creeper trans., Full Pro 700 auto guide, hi cap. hyd. pump, susp. axle, 360 HID lites ........$194,500 ‘13 CIH Magnum 290, 400 hrs., Creeper trans., Full Pro 700 auto guide, hi cap. hyd. pump, susp. axle, 360 HID lites..........$194,500 ‘04 CIH MX285, 3199 hrs., 480/80R46 tires., Lux. cab, HID lites..............................................................................................$106,000 ‘13 CIH Magnum 260, 300 hrs., susp. Lux. cab, susp. front axle, Full Pro 700 auto guide, hi cap. hyd. pump, 360 HID lites $179,900 ‘00 CIH MX240, 3900 hrs. ......................................................................................................................................................COMING IN ‘13 CIH Magnum 235, 337 hrs., susp. Lux. cab, Full Pro 700 auto guide, hi cap. hyd. pump, 360 HID lites ..........................$169,900 ‘09 CIH Magnum 245, 770 hrs. ................................................................................................................................................$139,900 ‘99 CIH MX200, 4500 hrs. ......................................................................................................................................................COMING IN ‘12 CIH Puma 160, 300 hrs., CVT trans., L765 loader, susp. axle............................................................................................$135,800 CIH 685, cab & loader ..................................................................................................................................................................$13,900 CIH 885, 3300 hrs., cab, 2255 loader ..........................................................................................................................................$18,900 ‘78 IH 986................................................................................................................................................................................COMING IN

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, 734 eng./590 sep. hrs., track drive, RWA, HID lites ............................................................................................$315,500 ‘11 CIH 7120, 579 sep. hrs., duals, HID lites, Lux. cab ............................................................................................................$239,900 ‘06 CIH 8010, 1223 sep. hrs., duals ..........................................................................................................................................$129,900 ‘08 CIH 8010, 1150 sep. hrs., duals ..........................................................................................................................................$149,900 ‘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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‘04 JD 9520, 3033 ENG. HRS. ..........................$164,900 ‘86 STEIGER PUMA 1000, 5287 ENG. HRS. ........$41,500 ‘08 JD 9530T, 1800 ENG. HRS. ........................$249,500 ‘96 CIH 9380, 6050 ENG. HRS. ..........................$88,750 ‘80 JIC 4490 ......................................................$14,250 ‘10 CIH STEIGER 485, 2010 ENG. HRS. ............$235,000 ‘04 CIH STX450Q, 3720 ENG. HRS. ..................$164,500 ‘12 CIH STEIGER 500, HD ................................$279,000

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IHC 784, DIESEL ..................................................$8,950 ’74 IHC 574, 5412 ENG. HRS. ..............................$8,250 ‘07 JD 8430T, 2075 ENG. HRS. ........................$179,889 CIH 255, 1975 ENG. HRS. ....................................$4,450 ‘95 CHALLENGER 75C, 5522 ENG. HRS. ............$62,750 ‘10 CHALLENGER MT765C, 2706 ENG. HRS.....$189,900 ‘05 CIH MX230, 2671 ENG. HRS.......................$113,900 ‘48 AG C ..............................................................$2,450 IH 656 ..................................................................$5,500 ‘06 McCORMICK XTX200, 2885 ENG. HRS. ........$56,750 ‘87 CIH 2594, 4440 ENG. HRS. ..........................$21,500 ‘11 CIH MAGNUM 315, 612 ENG. HRS. ............$215,000 ‘11 CIH MAGNUM 315, 991 ENG. HRS. ............$213,000 ‘65 IHC 706, 4963 ENG. HRS. ..............................$6,500 ‘09 CIH MAGNUM 275, 2200 ENG. HRS. ..........$169,500 ‘13 CIH FARMALL 105U T4 ................................$56,900 ‘80 IHC 986, 8745 ENG. HRS. ............................$14,500

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‘10 CIH ECOLO-TIGER 870-9S............................$54,500 ‘96 DMI 730 ......................................................$10,900 ‘00 CIH 730B......................................................$17,950 ‘08 CIH ECOLO-TIGER 9300 ..............................$44,950 ‘97 DMI 730B ....................................................$11,850 ‘95 DMI 530B ....................................................$14,950 ‘98 DMI 730B ....................................................$15,900 ‘05 WILRICH 357 ..................................................$5,950 ‘99 CIH 730B......................................................$17,900 ‘97 DMI 730B ....................................................$14,750 DMI 530B ..........................................................$19,900 ‘09 CIH ECOLO TIGER 870-11S ..........................$66,850 ‘00 CIH 9300 ......................................................$33,750 ‘06 CIH 730C......................................................$35,500 ‘97 DMI 730B ....................................................$15,500 ‘05 JD 2700, 9 SHANK, 24” SPACING ................$20,500 ‘09 JD 2700, 9 SHANK, 24” SPACING ................$34,500 ‘89 CIH 14 ............................................................$5,500 ‘02 CIH 730B......................................................$17,500 ‘05 CIH 730B......................................................$26,900 ‘07 CIH 730C......................................................$35,500 ‘07 CIH 730C......................................................$32,900

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‘11 CIH 9120, 773 ENG./588 SEP. HRS.............$342,900 ‘09 CIH 7120, 1265 ENG./968 SEP. HRS...........$249,900 ‘97 CIH 2166, 2540 ENG./2076 SEP. HRS...........$74,900 ‘98 CIH 2366, 2932 ENG./2240 SEP. HRS...........$88,900 ‘99 CIH 2388, 3143 ENG./2383 SEP. HRS...........$98,500 ‘78 IHC 1460, 5058 ENG. HRS. ............................$7,500 ‘86 CIH 1660, 3583 ENG. HRS. ..........................$28,750 ‘95 CIH 2166, 3530 ENG./2250 SEP. HRS...........$64,900 ‘01 CIH 2388, 3300 ENG./2500 SEP. HRS...........$94,500 ‘82 CIH 1460, 5185 ENG. HRS. ............................$8,950 ‘09 CIH 7088, 827 ENG./619 SEP. HRS.............$239,875 ‘10 CIH 7088, 736 ENG./568 SEP. HRS.............$249,900 ‘01 CIH 2388, 3232 ENG./2046 SEP. HRS.........$119,750 ‘13 CIH 7230, 233 ENG./188 SEP. HRS.............$325,000 ‘98 CIH 2388, 4230 ENG./3094 SEP. HRS...........$87,900 ‘04 CIH 8010, 2060 ENG./1564 SEP. HRS.........$176,500 ‘01 CIH 2388, 2733 ENG./2117 SEP. HRS.........$118,850 ‘94 CIH 1666, 4303 ENG. HRS. ..........................$36,500 ‘00 CIH 2366, 3404 ENG./2534 SEP. HRS...........$91,500 ‘79 JD 6620, 4295 ENG. HRS. ..............................$8,850 ‘90 CIH 1660, 5035 ENG. HRS. ..........................$26,500 ‘03 CIH 2388, 2375 ENG./1861 SEP. HRS.........$124,500 ‘04 CIH 8010, 2451 ENG./1835 SEP. HRS.........$172,950 ‘05 CIH 2388, 2030 ENG./1583 SEP. HRS.........$142,500 ‘88 CIH 1660, 3758 ENG. HRS. ..........................$15,500 ‘11 CIH 7120, 650 ENG./550 SEP. HRS.............$265,000 ‘13 CIH 7230, 400 ENG./300 SEP. HRS.............$315,000 ‘05 CIH 2366, 1997 ENG./1549 SEP. HRS.........$120,000

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FK 1070 ..............................................................$6,950 ‘02 WESTFIELD MK 13X71 FT GLP ......................$7,950 ‘99 WESTFIELD MK 13X91 GLP............................$8,950 ‘06 WESTFIELD MK 13X71 GLP..........................$10,500 ‘94 FETERL 10X66 ..............................................$2,950 ‘90 SUDENGA 450 ................................................$3,950 ‘09 PECK 1002 ....................................................$5,775 FETERL 12X55......................................................$5,750 WESTFIELD MK100-71 GLP ................................$7,950 ‘90 FETERL 1044R ..............................................$1,950 ‘87 ALLOWAY FIELD MASTER 8X61......................$2,150 ‘95 FETERL 10X60 ..............................................$3,350 SUDENGA 8X60 ....................................................$1,650 WESTFIELD TR100-71 ............................................$795

BL SE SE SE SE SE PLOWS, RIPPERS & DISKS ‘09 JD 3710 PLOW ............................................$42,350 SE ‘09 JD 512-5S30 DISK RIPPER ..........................$23,000 ‘10 JD 512-9S30 DISK RIPPER ..........................$43,000 BL SALFORD 4510 DISK RIPPER ............................$19,950 BL ‘04 CIH MRX690-7S30 DISK RIPPER..................$22,500 BL ‘04 CIH MRX690-7S30 DISK RIPPER..................$21,500 SE ‘05 SALFORD 1434 DISK TANDEM ....................$33,775 SE ‘07 WISHEK 862NT DISK TANDEM ....................$49,875 SL ‘07 GR 2200TT DISK TANDEM ............................$22,500 FIELD CULTIVATORS BL ‘09 JD 2210-46.5’..............................................$47,000 SL WILRICH QUAD-X-44.5’ ......................................$29,950 SL ‘10 CIH TM-200-60’ ..........................................$67,950 SL JD 960 ................................................................$5,450 SL CIH 4600 ..............................................................$3,775 SL ‘98 DMI TIGERMATE II-50.5’ ..............................$25,750 SL ‘08 JD 2210-45.5’..............................................$41,500 SL ‘10 CIH TIGERMATE 200 ....................................$58,500 SL ‘00 TIGERMATE II-48.5’ ......................................$34,500 SL ‘92 JD 960-38.5’................................................$10,850 SE ‘08 CIH TM200-60’ ............................................$63,500 SE JD 2210-44.5’....................................................$47,500 SE ‘01 DMI TIGERMATE II ........................................$33,500 SE ‘99 JD 980-44.5’................................................$17,500 ‘01 CIH TIGERMATE II-54.5’................................$36,500 BL ‘98 CIH 4300 ......................................................$19,500 BL CIH TIGERMATE 200-28.5’..................................$29,500 BL PLANTERS & DRILLS BL ‘90 CIH 900--12X30 ............................................$8,989 BL ‘99 JD 1780 ......................................................$52,500 BL ‘07 CIH 1250--24--FF, 9500 ACRES ..................$79,900 BL ‘96 CIH 950--12X30 ..........................................$16,500 BL ‘02 WHITE 8122 ................................................$29,500 BL ‘10 CIH 1250--24--FF......................................$135,000 BL ‘96 JD 455 DRILL ..............................................$13,775 SE ‘98 CIH 955--12 ................................................$18,500 SE ‘89 CIH 900-12X30-PULL TYPE..........................$12,500 SE ‘12 CIH 1250--24--FF......................................$152,500 SE ‘05 CIH 1200 PT--16X30....................................$64,750 SE ‘10 CIH 1250--24--FF......................................$133,000 SE CIH 900................................................................$6,500 SE ‘06 CIH 1200 PT ................................................$52,500 SE ‘99 CIH 955........................................................$18,500 SE ‘12 CIH 1250, 24 ROW ....................................$140,000 SL ‘08 CIH 1240--16X30 PIVOT ..............................$77,500 SL ‘08 CIH 1250--24--FF, 6500 ACRES ................$122,500 SL JD 1790 ............................................................$79,500 SL SL SPRAYERS ‘95 FC 650 ..........................................................$5,850 SL ‘07 FASTM 9430 ................................................$27,500 SL ‘03 REDBALL 665, 1000 GAL. ............................$13,500 SL SL

‘90 KINZE 640 GRAIN CART ..............................$12,900 KILLBROS 490 ....................................................$8,950 ‘98 KILBROS 655 GRAVITY BOX ........................$11,900 ‘98 KILBROS 655 GRAVITY BOX ........................$11,900 ‘98 KILBROS 655 GRAVITY BOX ........................$11,900 ‘98 KILBROS 655 GRAVITY BOX ........................$11,900 DMI 390D ............................................................$1,950

TRACTORS

DEEP TILLAGE

GRAIN AUGERS

GRAIN CARTS & GRAVITY BOXES

STALK CHOPPERS

‘11 WO 20CD......................................................$15,500 ‘06 WO S20CD....................................................$11,950 LOFTNESS 240 ....................................................$9,250 ‘98 WO 15’ MOUNTED..........................................$7,950 WO 20’ ................................................................$9,350 ‘07 WILRICH CD20LK..........................................$12,500

SKIDSTEERS

‘86 CA 1845C, 4800 HRS. ..................................$14,750 ‘11 BOBCAT S850, 1953 HRS.............................$42,600 ‘02 BOBCAT 553, 1552 HRS. ..............................$11,500 ‘11 BOBCAT S185, 3000 HRS.............................$26,000 ‘10 BOBCAT S250, 831 HRS...............................$31,600 ‘12 BOBCAT S750, 3000 HRS.............................$41,000 ‘05 BOBCAT S205, 3418 HRS.............................$17,500 ‘07 BOBCAT S300, 4345 HRS.............................$26,500 OWATONNA 345 MUSTANG, 6916 HRS.................$6,250 ‘08 NH L185, 3989 HRS. ....................................$22,500 ‘06 CA 410, 2475 HRS. ......................................$19,900 ‘02 CA 40XT, 2862 HRS. ....................................$14,900 ‘99 CA 1840, 6113 HRS. ......................................$9,500 CA 440CT S3, 2276 HRS. ..................................$33,900

CORN HEADS

‘91 CIH 1083 ......................................................$11,875 ‘99 CIH 1083 ......................................................$16,000 ‘08 DRAGO 830 ..................................................$59,950 ‘05 CIH 2206 ......................................................$19,950 ‘09 CIH 2608 ......................................................$62,875 ‘91 CIH 1083 ........................................................$9,900 ‘04 DRAGO N6TR................................................$29,000 ‘09 CIH 3412 ......................................................$62,500 ‘07 CIH 2612 ......................................................$81,900 ‘01 CIH 2206 ......................................................$21,000 ‘10 CIH 2606 ......................................................$51,500 ‘98 CIH 1083 ......................................................$11,500 CIH 963 ................................................................$6,500 ‘11 CIH 2606 CHOP CORNHEAD ........................$54,500 ‘11 CIH 2606 ......................................................$52,000 ‘83 IHC 983 ..........................................................$7,850 ‘95 CIH 1083 ......................................................$11,900 ‘80 JD 643 ..........................................................$5,850 ‘80 IHC 883 ..........................................................$4,250 ‘08 GERINGHOFF RD1230 ..................................$68,500 ‘07 GERINGHOFF RD830 ....................................$49,500 ‘06 DRAGO N8TR................................................$46,000 ‘00 GERINGHOFF RD630 ....................................$28,500 ‘06 CIH 1083 ......................................................$10,900 ‘08 GERINGHOFF RD630 ....................................$46,500 ‘01 GERINGHOFF RD830 ....................................$24,500 ‘97 CIH 1083 ......................................................$10,900 ‘03 GERINGHOFF RD830 ....................................$39,900

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