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We’re nearing the end of summer. The zooms across the lake, he inevitably spots days are hot and humid, the nights are a fisherman pulling in the big one, and … well, hot and humid. We Minnesotans jealousy abounds. While he doesn’t mind like to get away to one of the 11,842 pulling the kids a few times around the lakes that we have in the state. Whether lake in the Super Mable, he would much we’re rural residents or city dwellers, we rather be fishing with them in the boat love a good lake. I can remember growing catching many a walleye. up in the Twin Cities, we’d rent a cabin If you have kids, then you know that every year and head to the Brainerd relaxing at the lake rarely happens. If LAND MINDS lakes area for some fishing, swimming you’re not pulling kids across the lake, and lounging about. My husband grew up then you’re watching them swim, fixing By Kristin Kveno on a farm in northwestern Minnesota googles (always with the fixing of the and has similar memories of going to a dang googles) and untangling fishing lake resort near Waubun, Minn. line. While it may not be all the relaxWe’re not alone in our enjoyment of ing, it’s definitely memory makings. getting away to the lake. There’s 135,000 private Some of the best memories I have of my childhood recreational homes (cabins) in the state. Whether are at a lake reeling in sunnies, doing cannon ball you head to Green Lake near Spicer or Madison contests off the dock with my brother and enjoying Lake, or Mantrap Lake in Park Rapids, there seems the sunsets over the lake. I hope that my kids are to be a lake and a location for everyone. making the same kind of wonderful memories. As Minnesotans, we’ve been going to lake for cenWe head to northern Minnesota to a lake resort turies. It’s part of who we are. We seemed to be near Bemidji every summer with my in-laws. We drawn to the water. Back in the day, it was really have a delightful time — even with the swimmer’s one of the only ways to stay cool as houses didn’t itch, leeches as big as bass and mosquitos galore. have these fancy-dancy central air conditioners that The fun is spending time together away from the we now all rely on. Going to the lake also provided hustle and bustle of life. an opportunity to gather with family and friends. My in-laws farm, so they line up lots of help while I know for certain that s’mores eaten around a they’re at the lake. Then they usually keep an on campfire while listening to the gentle sound of eye on the radar to check for any potential severe waves lapping up on shore is the best way to conweather. When adverse weather hits the farm, it sume this sticky and sweet treat. I also know that means having the hired man check whether there’s catching fireflies at the cabin is something that any hail damage or any downed corn. You can get never, ever seems to get old. away to the lake, but the farm is never far from their minds. A few years ago, my husband, Seth, and I — for one brief moment — became fun/cool mom and dad When the sun is shining, the kids are enjoying and bought a Super Mable. If you don’t know what fishing from the dock and GETTING ALONG (for a a Super Mable is, then picture a loveseat on water. second or two). My husband and I like to sit on the It’s an inflatable that has a back to it and comfortswing near the shore and take in all the beauty that ably fits three riders who are then pulled around surrounds us. Being at the lake in Minnesota durthe lake by a boat. It’s hard to fall off this thing, so ing the summer is magical. It’s not always calm, but much of the time at the cabin is dragging the Super man, it sure is fun! Mable across the lake with our kids yelling “faster, Kristin Kveno is the staff writer of The Land. She faster.” My husband drives the boat while I make may be reached at v sure that no rider falls off (they never do). As Seth



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SNAP and health care: Dog days mean letting it lie On the farms of our youths, the dog research organization farmers love to days of August featured actual dogs and hate because it keeps a running tab on not a whole lot of anything else. farm program payments each farmer — as well as each city dweller and member Given the unsettled state of today’s of Congress — receives. growing season, commodity markets and politics, maybe the best way to get On July 30, Bloomberg reported that through this August is to slide back to the updated EWG database shows that that era and just not say or do much else. “More than half of the Trump For example, let’s talk about July’s late FARM & FOOD FILE Administration’s trade-war aid for farmers (in 2018) went to just one-tenth of the news that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny By Alan Guebert recipients in the program.” Perdue’s plan to sweep 3.1 million people out of the Supplemental More specifically, the EWG report Nutritional Assistance Program, could noted, “The top one percent of all purge as many as 500,000 children (Market Facilitation Payment) recipifrom the free school lunch program, according to ents received, on average, $183,331” while the “botRep. Bobby Scott, the Virginia Democrat who chairs tom 80 percent received, on average, less than the House Education and Labor Committee. $5,000.” Scott learned of the cut “in a phone briefing” with Alas, probably a hot topic we should let lie this U.S. Department of Agriculture staff after Perdue August, eh? announced the change. Why after the Another dog we should leave lie is a July 28 announcement? Gatehouse Media investigation that revealed 75 Because, according to Scott, “(T)he impact on percent of the rural hospitals closed since the school meal eligibility was not included in the Affordable Care Act took root in 2011 were in “deep Trump Administration’s formal proposal.” In short, red” states that voted to not expand Medicaid. he said, USDA “concealed the data.” “What these states also have in common,” wrote Golly, a public official concealing public data on a the team of Gatehouse investigators, “is that legislapublic program from the public because, if revealed, tors voted against expanding Medicaid under the a bad public image would result? Shocking. Perdue’s proposed $2 billion SNAP cut came just before he announced how USDA would divvy up $16 billion promised to American farmers under a second “trade mitigation” scheme announced earlier this year by the White House. Unlike the half million kids who could lose their free school lunches, however, Perdue did talk about farmers getting $16 billion more salve from “President Trump” for what USDA insists on calling “unfair” retaliatory tariffs to the White House’s — so far, anyway — dead-end trade negotiations and dead-end tariff policy. Perdue must have misspoken, however, because as you and I well know, every penny of the $16 billion comes from taxpayers, not the White House. Also wanting to talk about it was Bloomberg News and the Environmental Working Group. EWG, you may recall, is the Washington, D.C. non-profit


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Affordable Care Act, which would have provided coverage for hundreds of thousands of uninsured residents and bolstered rural hospital bottom lines.” These legislators’ distrust of the “federal government,” explained the Gatehouse team, now means that “residents of deep red rural America — farmers and farm workers, small business owners and their employees, the old and infirm — are seeing their hospitals founder and close.”  An even bigger irony, John Henderson, the head of The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals told the Gatehouse reporters, “…is that we’re paying federal income taxes (in Texas) to expand coverage in other states. We’re exporting our coverage…” Yes, you are, sucker, er, Mr. Henderson, and we in states that did take your money to expand Medicaid really, really want to thank you — and so do our rural hospitals. But it’s August and no one needs to get any hotter talking about a half million kids not getting school lunch while farmers receive billions in extra direct payments or local government officials voting to not provide crucially-needed health care to their poor and rural constituents. After all, most of this is just fake news, so why wake up a sleeping dog? v

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Leave the oven behind with these campfire recipes Why is cooking over an open flame way n more fun than tossing food in the oven or Campfire nachos? You bet! This recipes feaon the stove to cook? It’s because of the tures zesty chicken, black beans, cheese and whole camp cooking experience. You get chips cooked over a fire. These are nachos that to be in nature, cooking food the way our you’re-nacho-going to soon forget. ancestors did all those years ago. These Chicken and Black Bean Nachos recipes though are definitely anything but ancient. Here are some fun dishes to chicken-and-black-bean-nachos-recipe/ try that jazz up camp cooking. COOKING 3-1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken Some say that breakfast is the most important WITH KRISTIN 1 cup red enchilada sauce meal of the day. I say when it’s this delicious, it’s By Kristin Kveno 1/2 small onion, chopped the best meal of the day. Start the morning off right 1 cup fresh corn kernels with the tasty breakfast sandwich. It’s portable, so 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed you can enjoy it while fishing, hiking or just taking in the sights 12 ounces pepper-Jack cheese (about 3 cups), divided and sounds of the great outdoors. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Camping Breakfast Sandwich 8 ounces tortilla chips fresh cilantro and lime wedges, for serving 4 sourdough English muffins Set up grill for indirect cooking and heat to medium. Toss 2 cups leftover BBQ pulled pork together chicken, enchilada sauce, onion, corn, beans, and 8 4 eggs ounces cheese in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Tear six 4 slices cheddar cheese 12-inch squares of aluminum foil. Place one-sixth of chips, butter to crisp up the muffins chicken mixture, and remaining cheese on one end of a piece of In a medium cast iron saucepan, crisp up the English muf- foil, leaving a 3-inch border. Fold foil over filling to create a packet and crimp edges to seal. Repeat with remaining foil, chips, fins with a bit of butter until golden and crispy. Set aside. chicken mixture and cheese. Grill packets over indirect heat until Reheat leftover pork in skillet and set aside. Fry eggs. Fill English muffin with a half-cup of pulled pork, runny egg and cheese is melted and chicken is warmed through, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer packets to plates and carefully open. Top with a slice of cheddar cheese. Wrap in foil and place over fire cilantro and serve with lime wedges alongside. until cheese is melted. Serve! n Potatoes cooked in foil on the campfire are just too good to pass up. I love this recipe because the mozzarella and parmesan adds the perfect amount of cheesy goodness to this recipe. We make this often and it always hits the spot! Campfire Potatoes in the success of all three with a potatoes-recipe/ membership in Southwest Minnesota Farm 2 pounds mini Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered Business Management Association 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano Kosher salt Visit: freshly ground black pepper Call: 507-752-5094 2 cup shredded mozzarella Email: 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan chopped fresh parsley, for garnish crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish Preheat grill to medium-high, or preheat the oven to 425 affiliated with: degrees. Cut four large pieces of foil about 10 inches long. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Divide potatoes between foil pieces, then fold the foil packets crosswise to completely cover the potatoes. Roll the top and bottom edges to seal them closed. Place foil packets on the grill and cook until just cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. (Or transfer to the oven and bake about 15 minutes.) Unwrap the foil packets and sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan on top of the potatoes. Fold foil back over the potatoes and cook until cheese is melty, about 3 to 5 minutes. Top with parsley and red pepper flakes and serve warm. n The University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator & employer.

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There’s always room for dessert! Especially when the dessert is warm and gooey apple crisp. Dutch Oven Apple Crumble Apple filling: 8-10 Granny Smith apples plus 4 more of different variety (Gala, etc.) 4 ounces of apple juice or cider 1 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoon butter, melted 2 teaspoon cinnamon 4-5 tablespoon flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Topping: 3/4 cup flour 1-1/2 sticks cold butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 - 1 cup old fashion oats Before prepping, start charcoal briquettes in a charcoal chimney. You’ll need 8 for the bottom and 16 for the top, but add a few extra for backup. Preheat your Dutch oven over the fire. Line it with a Dutch oven liners. Peel and slice the apples. Mix the sliced apples with the rest of apple mixture ingredients in a large bowl, stirring gently to keep apples from breaking. The topping can be made ahead and kept chilled until ready to use. In a food processor or with a pastry blender (which is easier while camping), cut flour and butter pieces together until crumbly. Add the rest of ingredients except for the oats. When all the ingredients are combined evenly, stir in the oats. Place apple mixture into the Dutch oven and top with the crumbly mixture. You can sprinkle with some chopped nuts if desired. Use a foil baking pan that is the size of the bottom of the Dutch oven to contain the coals. Place the 8 coals in an even circular pattern and put the Dutch oven on top. Place lid on Dutch oven and put 16 coals on top around rim and middle of the lid. Allow 40-45 minutes to bake. Rotate lid after 15 minutes one direction and Dutch oven, the other direction. Do this again in 15 more minutes. Check to see if bubbly and brown. You can leave it a few more minutes, but realize that the crumble will keep baking in a hot Dutch oven. Take the Dutch oven off of the bottom coals if it’s getting too done on the bottom. Allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes with no coals. Grab some chairs, slap on some bug spray and head outside to cook. Whether you’re camping or just cooking out in your yard, campfire cooking simply can’t be beat. Kristin Kveno scours the internet, pours over old family recipes and searches everywhere in between to find interesting food ideas for feeding your crew. Do you have a recipe you want to share? You can reach Kristin at v

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‘Sun King’ is beautiful and beneficial landscape addition clusters attract a host of pollinators. It is site: Pollinators are an important insect group that A shrubby plant suitable for shade that enjoyable to watch the different insects has an important color and silhouette includes domesticated honey bees as well as native busy doing their job! The flowers produce wild bees, flies, wasps, moths, butterflies and more. impact is spikenard. My semi-shaded back a small purple-colored fruit which is porch on the north side of the house has Over the past 50 years, the number of pollinators enjoyed by birds. been transformed by the addition of a relahas decreased and their overall health has been tively new spikenard called Aralia cordata Choose your site for spikenards careful- negatively impacted. A web of complex environmen“Sun King.” Spikenards are native to ly and consider the ultimate height and tal factors are the root of the probJapan and also grow wild in many eastern width as they are diffilem. Pollinators are exposed to a states.  The Sun King cultivar is a golden cult to move when variety of stressors such as paraIN THE GARDEN leaf Japanese cousin of native spikenards mature. They like part sites, pathogens and pesticides. In and has superior characteristics. sun/part shade locations addition, their habitat is getting By Sharon Quale and fertile soil. Mine is I purchased my Sun King four years smaller. Each of us can do someflanked by some hollyago as a foot-tall specimen in a small pot and it has thing to help pollinators. Simple hocks growing on the sunny edge rapidly grown into a four foot tall by four foot wide acts, such as planting more pollishrub. In addition to being beautiful, it hides the air and the contrast of shape and color nator-attractive flowers, leaving conditioner in the summer. It is a herbaceous peren- is stunning. ornamental grasses uncut in the nial and loses its leaves before winter. The debris fall to provide habitat, or using Spikenards will overshadow delileft in the spring is minimal and can be left alone or cate plants, so companion planting pesticides only when necessary, raked up. In the early spring, new shoots emerge can make a big impact. should be made with sturdy speciand grow at lightning speed until it is a full round mens such as large hostas, large Sharon Quale is a master garshrub. ferns and — if you have enough dener from central Minnesota. She sun — showy flowering perennials. may be reached at (218) 738-6060 It is a lovely remarkable plant, or v enjoyed by a variety of pollinators and ranks high on my list of favorites for shady areas. The following information is from Sun King’s flower clusters attract a variety of pollinators. the U of M Extension web

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Grain Outlook Latest tariff news sinks corn market

Cash Grain Markets

corn/change* soybeans/change* Stewartville $3.59 -.27 $7.66 -.41 Edgerton $4.04 -.22 $7.76 -.30 Jackson $3.96 -.14 $7.73 -.35 Janesville $3.74 -.26 $7.74 -.36 Editor’s Note: Joe Lardy, CHS Hedging research Cannon Falls $3.64 -.22 $7.72 -.42 analyst, is sitting in this week for Phyllis Nystrom, Sleepy Eye $3.81 -.24 $7.71 -.33 the regular “Grain Outlook” columnist. Average: $3.80 $7.72 The following marketing analysis is for the week ending Aug. 2. Year Ago Average: $3.18 $8.03 CORN — The overriding market force this week is Grain prices are effective cash close on Aug. 6. a new development in the United States/China trade *Cash grain price change represents a two-week period. war. On Aug. 1, President Trump said he is imposing a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion of Chinese imports for a “short-term period.” The Chinese yuan fell sharply vs. the U.S. dollar, as Trump accused China of devaluing its currency. U.S. 10-year treasury yields fell to their lowest levels since November JOE LARDY So far the month of August has not gotten off to a 2016, while crude oil futures fell CHS Hedging Inc. positive start for livestock prices. Both cattle and nearly 8 percent. China has not St. Paul hogs are struggling to maintain recent price advancyet responded with any specific es, but have been unable to hold those gains. The countermeasure. The President’s volatility seems to have come back to the markets decision to add additional tariffs caused a sharp selloff in an already weak market. especially in the hogs. Fear is once again driving the markets which we will expound For the week December corn futures lost 15 cents.  on later in this writing. From a Weekly corn export inspections totaled 645,367 supply/demand point of view, metric tons versus 400,000-700,000 MT estimates, demand will be the driving force and the marketing year total is now 54 million bushbehind the future pricing in both els behind the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s prothe cattle and hog markets in the jected export pace. Corn condition ratings increased weeks ahead. one point to 58 percent good-to-excellent vs expectaThe cattle market has strugtions of flat to one lower. The corn crop is 58 percent gled for several weeks with cash silking and 13 percent at the dough stage. Corn JOE TEALE export sales were very poor, falling below the low end not being able to advance over Broker of expectations for both old and new crop. Demand the $115 to $116 area since midGreat Plains Commodity July, while the nearby August has been consistently poor for a long while and it Afton, Minn. futures haven’t been able to surwould be very realistic to see the USDA cut imports on the next World Agricultural Supply and Demand pass the $110 area during the Estimates report that’s due to come out on Aug. 12. same period. Several reasons have been the consistent discount of nearby futures to cash which is The USDA Grain Crush report for June showed positive for moving cattle by hedgers to take advancorn used for ethanol at 456.6 million bushels versus tage of that positive basis. Another is the continued 459.5 million last month and 462.7 million a year availability of market-ready supplies of finished ago. Implied ethanol yield is 2.93 gallons/bushel vercattle. sus 2.91 in May and 2.85 a year ago. Weekly ethanol Movement of beef picked up for a short period in production was down 8,000 barrels/day from last week to 1.03 million bpd and down 3.1 percent from late July as weather became more conducive for barlast year. Ethanol stocks were up 779,000 barrels to bequing which provided some strength to the mar24.47 million barrels. Ethanol margins did improve ket. This also brought down weights as packers this week, but they are still at a negative three cents. became more aggressive in their bidding for acquirEthanol blending was 6.19 million barrels/day vs a ing inventories. As of late, however, weights are now 6.05 million four week average. The Environmental increasing once again which provided more product available versus steady demand. For producers the See LARDY, pg. 9A See TEALE, pg. 9A

Livestock Angles August markets off to slow start

Grain Angles Grain operation benchmarking It is clear the economy has never been more complex, volatile and fast moving. Business decisions have become more complicated and time sensitive. How do you stay on top of the numbers and make sense of it all? The top three ways to achieve your business goals are: having access to reliable information, understanding your business and managing by the numbers. Does your financial services partner provide you with an annual financial performance report? One of the features of these reports is using that data to create benchmark reports. They allow you to see how they stack up against your peers on many different financial metrics. When workSEAN MULCAHEY ing with clients, I have always Compeer Senior found that they are extremely Credit Officer interested in this information. Mankato, Minn. Compeer Financial completed a benchmark report in 2018, with data compiled from 171 clients, primarily with cash grain operations in southern Minnesota. Here are some key metrics from that report. Working Capital One of the most important financial measurements for a farm operation is their working capital. It’s the difference in value between current assets and current liabilities. On the benchmark report we like to compare your working capital to the number of acres you farm. In 2018, our benchmark data shows the average working capital per acre was $223/acre — a $23/acre decrease from the 2017 average of $246/acre. Keep in mind that the $223/acre is an average. Within the data set there is a high of $850/acre and a low of -$150/acre. We have seen the working capital per acre trend downward over the last five years as the grain industry has experienced depressed margins. Compeer’s working capital per acre target is $200/acre or more. This level of working capital makes it more comfortable to cashflow your farm through the year. It also provides a buffer against a down year. Machinery Another important financial measurement is machinery cost per acre and machinery investment per acre. Machinery cost per acre includes your principal, interest and lease payments on machinery See MULCAHEY, pg. 9A

Information in the above columns is the writer’s opinion. It is no way guaranteed and should not be interpreted as buy/sell advice. Futures trading always involves a certain degree of risk.

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Brazil to ramp up soybean planting for 2019-20 season LARDY, from pg. 8A Protection Agency hopes to rule on delayed 2018 small refinery biofuel waivers in the next few weeks. In recent years, the number of waivers granted has more than quadrupled, with current 2018 waivers exempting 2 billion gallons of fuel. Outlook: The corn market broke through the 200 day moving average for a day and closed slightly above it to close out the week. This will be a key support area. The corn market is also going to start positioning ahead of the next World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The unknowns in this report are huge as the USDA cut raise or lower planted acres, harvested acres, and yields. 

MARKETING SOYBEANS — The commodity that took the brunt of the new round of tariffs was soybeans. Talks from the latest face to face meeting were disappointing and the market didn’t believe that any progress was made. November soybeans dropped 32.5 cents on the week. Soybean condition ratings were unchanged at 54 percent good-to-excellent. The crop is 57 percent blooming and 21 percent setting pods. Soybeans had their highest export inspection total in the past 22 weeks, at 1,031,477 metric tons vs. 400-800,000 met-

AFS now found in Bulgaria TEALE, from pg. 8A outlook still appears that the discounts of futures to cash will remain for the near future. Therefore, protecting inventories will be somewhat of a challenge for the near future. Volatility is the best description for the hog market over the past several months. The cash and futures markets have been nothing more than price roller coasters through the entire period. It does not appear that this type of condition will change much in the future. African swine fever is back in the news as several hogs were detected with the disease in Bulgaria which sent the market reeling once again with fear. This developed into some futures contract to finish

limit down on Aug. 2 under heavy selling. The fear developed because the disease world-wide is still not under control, which makes the trade wonder if the spread of the disease will continue throughout the world. Short this was interrupted as unfriendly, however long term the supply of pork in the world is shrinking and would be presumable friendly. The current U.S. supply continue of pork in a facets is still a bit burdensome which will continue to be a negative factor. However as exports begin to expand in the future to replace world need for protein, which should be friendly to prices over the long term. Producers should expect that the roller coaster ride in price and volatility will continue in the weeks ahead. Therefore protect inventories as needed. v

ric ton estimates, with China accounting for 58 percent of the shipments. Soybean export sales were pretty average. There was one cargo sold to China with the trade assuming it was done when the Chinese government lifted import duties for some select entities as a good will gesture. That was quickly forgotten as later that day the new tariff measures were announced. The June Fats and Oils report showed industry crush at 157.6 million bushels versus the National Oilseed Processors Association at 148.8 million and June 2018 crush a record 169.6 million. Meal production was 3.7 million tons, down 336,000 tons from last year. The prolonged tariff war with China is having some negative side-affects that probably will never go away.  Without U.S. beans in the pipeline, China has turned to Brazil to make up the supply. The Brazilians have received the signal are increasing production. Datagro Consultoria pegs Brazil’s 2019-20 soybean crop at 125-126 million metric tons vs. 116.76 mmt this year, and exports up 6.3 mmt to 78 mmt. Argentina is also looking to break into the Chinese soymeal export market, as a Chinese delegation will inspect Argentine crush plants in August. Outlook: The next big input for the soybean market will be the Aug. 12 WASDE. The whole grain complex will take direction from the results. Traders are trying to guess what acres could be if corn was shifted away from prospective bean acres and what would the balance sheet look like.  v  

U of M’s FINBIN site is a great source for benchmark data MULCAHEY, from pg. 8A divided by the total acres your machinery operates on — including custom acres. 2018 benchmark data shows the average was $58/ acre compared to $64/acre in 2017. Compeer’s target for this metric is under $65/acre. Within the data for machinery cost per acre there is a high of $140/acre and a low of $0/acre. Machinery investment per acre is the total value of your machinery line divided by the total acres your machinery operates, including custom acres. The 2018 average was $624/acre compared to $672/acre in 2017. Compeer’s target for this metric is under $575/acre. We have seen both of these measurements trend down in recent years. This is likely because farmers are not replacing machinery as quickly due to depressed margins. Within the data for machinery investment per acre there is a high of $1,200/acre and a low of $200/acre. The data shows that, on average, your machinery cost per acre and machinery investment per acre trends down as you operate more acres. However, this is not always the case. Low machinery cost per

acre and investment per acre can be a competitive advantage for your operation compared to others. Capital Debt Repayment Capacity Capital Debt Repayment Capacity (CDRC) is a measurement of your operation’s ability to meet all debt service demands. This ratio provides insight into your ability to service your current debt level. It also indicates how well you are staged to take on any more debt to grow your business. In 2018, the average CDRC was 106 percent compared to the 2017 average of 90 percent. A CDRC level above 100 percent means that you can meet your debt service obligations and have excess margin to build working capital or invest in other capital needs. A CDRC level below 100 percent means that you can’t meet your debt service obligations and you would have to service any shortfall with working capital. A solid level of CDRC would be 115 percent which gives you some extra margin. Within the data, the high 25 percent of earners had an average CDRC of 217 percent and the low 25 percent of earners averaged 4 percent. As you can see, there is a lot of variation within the averages.

However, overall averages point out the depressed margins that clients have been dealing with in recent years. Another great resource for benchmark data is the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management FINBIN site. FINBIN is one of the largest and most accessible sources of farm financial and production benchmark information in the world. FINBIN places detailed reports on whole farm, crop, and livestock financials at your fingertips. Farm management association programs provide the data. Put this benchmark information to work for you in managing your farm operation. Work with your trusted financial services partner to calculate these metrics and see how you stack up. For additional insights from Mulcahey and the rest of the Compeer team, visit v

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Storms are an unplanned door to new beginnings

At the end of an incredible weekend of was mindful of the aftermath. There is pouring into women at a leadership conunexplainable beauty after storms. ference, my heart was full, and my body Though I don’t know the fear they must tired. As I buckled in for the trip home, have experienced in the middle of the the pilot announced that our direct flight wind and rain or the back-breaking, would fly indirect to avoid a storm. heart-wrenching ache for what this means in the cleanup, I witnessed what Two of my coworkers shared the same beloved radio personality Paul Harvey flight, but not the same row of seats. called, “The rest of the story.” Safely on the ground and within the THE BACK PORCH Minneapolis/St. Paul airport, one com Jaw-dropping beauty and goodness can mented on the bumpy ride. Exhausted, I By Lenae Bulthuis come after a storm. When we have the had snoozed through it. The first storm of faith and strength to see beyond what’s two that I missed on that turbulent Sunday night. in front of us, there is hope.  Our grain and livestock farm is two hours  Yesterday I walked through Dykstra Gardens, a straight west of the airport. Though I’ve lost track local summer plethora of beauty, with California of the times I’ve taken this route, I won’t forget this visitors who were seeing it for the first time. As we trip. The sky was majestic. The deep blues and stepped through picturesque paths, bordered by an pinks were jaw-dropping. And while Minnesota was array of colorful flowers, within a walled grove, only days away from a law to keep drivers more Mary Jo asked if this part of the acreage was focused on the road then on their phones, under the always without the thickness of trees. How could it spectacular canopy of colors, it was a struggle to be that there was a wall of trees around us without drive distraction free. More than once, I pulled over massive growth within the space we were enjoying? to snap pictures that did zero justice to the all Bill answered, “It was a storm.” Years ago, when a encompassing wonder. tornado ripped through the area, 13 trees were  A wonder that left me wondering just outside of eradicated from this space. Space that created space UCTIONS Please read attached Silver Lake, Minn. whereemail there were four utility to plant dreams, and in time, would invite hundreds trucks and a local TV camera crew lined up on the of visitors to enjoy the beauty of the aftermath. side of State Highway 7. A story that I watched not P NAMES ALREADY ON AD THE LAND 3.7461 x ” Though we would never wish for a storm and certhrough a windshield, but through the TV screen on the 10 o’clock news just minutes after I arrived at home.  A storm had ripped through this area. The blast destroyed buildings, but thankfully spared lives. And while I leaned into their eyewitness accounts, I Visit to view our complete calendar & enter your own events, or send an e-mail with your event’s details to

tainly wouldn’t pray for it, for those who weather it, beauty, goodness, and new life are possible on the other side. Not in a rainbow and unicorn sort of way, but in our painful reality and unique circumstances. Here’s the thing. Storms are no respecter of persons. You are either in the eye of a storm, heading into one, or viewing it from your rearview mirror. Unless you’re a storm chaser, it is rare to equate storms with happiness. But for those who believe that storms are not the end, but an unplanned door to new beginnings, there is hope. Hope that grieves the loss and then looks up to see beauty and possibility made available because of a storm.  Hope is a choice. New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff writes, “We›re not what we hope for, identify with or have learned about; we’re the sum of what we do about it.”    Today may you find perspective in your storm, the courage to choose hope, and the strength to do something about it. Lenae Bulthuis muses about faith, family, and farming from her back porch on her Minnesota grain and livestock farm. Her blog can be found online at and she can be reached via email at v


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Aug. 13 — In Her Boots: Diversifying with Flowers, Pizza and Summer Camps — Long Lake, Minn. — Workshop includes tips on growing, harvesting and arranging flowers, a look at on-farm conservation practices, plus tips on ways to diversify farm income. — Contact Audrey Alwell at audrey@mosesorganic. org or (715) 778-5775 ext. 701. Aug. 13 — Farmland Leasing and Management Workshop — Waterloo, Iowa — Workshop will present a wide range of topics related to farmland leasing and management. Attendees will receive a workbook on land values, leasing and different types of farm lease arrangements. Contact Melissa O’Rourke at or (563) 382-2949. Aug. 13-15 — Soil Health Academy — Redwood Falls, Minn. — Soil Health Academy school features instruction by Ray Archuleta, Dave Brandt, Gabe Brown, Allen Williams, Ph.D and other technical consultants, all of whom are widely considered to be among the most preeminent pioneers, innovators and advocates in today’s soil health and regenerative agricultural movement. Contact Ron Nichols at ronnichols. or (336) 500-1207.

Aug. 14 — Transition to Organic with Diversity to Improve Soil Balance — Remsen, Iowa — Guests will tour two on-farm research trials planting corn in 60-inch row widths for cover crops and grazing sheep; and spring seeded cereal rye ahead of soybeans. — Contact Tamsyn Jones at tamsyn@practicalfarmers. org or (515) 232-5661. Aug. 15 — Farmland Leasing and Management Workshop — Osage, Iowa — Contact Melissa O’Rourke at (563) 382-2949. Aug. 15 — Farmland Leasing Meeting — Hampton, Iowa — Attendees will gain an understanding of current cash rental rate surveys and factors driving next year’s rents; factors affecting land values; results of farmland value surveys; new farm bill updates; the impact of tariffs and the outlook for next year. — Contact ISU Extension and Outreach at (641) 456-4811. Aug. 16-18 — Heritage Hill Threshing Show — Montevideo, Minn. — The Threshing Show is well attended each year by various spectators, exhibitors, vendors, active members and other guests. Come and be part of the fun! — Contact Chip Grube at or (320) 815-5791. Aug. 16-17 — AgroEcology Summit — Windom, Minn. — Contact Science Museum of Minnesota at

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Northern Iowans will need a normal-to-late fall for harvest By DICK HAGEN The Land Staff Writer Emeritus BALTIC, S.D. — Even driving in light showers the last 30 miles or so from Pipestone, Minn. to Baltic, S.D., the moisture didn’t dampen my intrigue to once again be part of the July 25 Hefty Farm Show. Only one word is needed to best describe the event: Incredible. Yes, seeing is believing! And until you have been there, you can’t really take in the scope. The farm show of farm shows? Yes, even Minnesota’s three-day Farmfest doesn’t deliver the educational impact of this extravaganza — even when early rains created a bit of a challenge for walking. Even electric-powered golf carts were slipping and sliding, especially on the uphill walkways. Perhaps the Hefty Farm Show was simply another reminder of the cantankerous nature of this entire spring! But much to my delight (and surprise) I had a brief visit with an Iowa farmer confidentially talking 200-bushel corn again this fall! He farms about 6 miles east of Lake Mills along Hwy. 105. Many readers of The Land met him three years ago when he as one of the “From The Fields” reporters. Jim Hagen is the guy (a second cousin, I’m told). So obviously, I’d think that was the success for his corn growing talents. But Jim simply responded, “Lots of tile!” Hagen agreed to a few more questions. “Yes, every-

thing — both corn and soybeans — planted in April,” with help from 50-foot spacing on his tile runs and a break from the weatherman. “In our area we had normal rainfall; none of the 4 to 6-inch downpours that got dumped on so many areas this spring. When I check weather history on the Internet, we’re just a bit below the 10-year average. But it stayed too cold too long … we’re catching up on growing degree days, but if there’s early frost, lots of these fields won’t make it.” Thanks to planting in April, Hagen did the opposite of most corn farmers. He’s normally in that 100-day maturity bracket. This year, hoping to catch the yield kick, he planted a lot of 107-108 day corn. The Hefty show must have 50 or more plots — each with various genetic traits, fertility apps, even fungicide input. I asked Hagen how he sorts out the scads of options when picking a corn variety. Very likely speaking for most farmers, Hagen said his trust in his local seed dealer is his guidance counselor. But much like any farmer, Hagen also said, “If he leads you wrong one time, don’t go back!” Hagen plants 50-50 on corn and soybeans. He was done with his beans on May 10 this year. By July 7/8, some corn has tassles. Which led to my question about yields this fall. “200 bushels, yes I think so,” Hagen admitted. “It

looks good right now. Nice and green.” Besides starter nitrogen, he side dresses 32 percent nitrogen. He plants at 35,000 plants per acre and doesn’t have a variable rate planter. “If I did, I’d likely adjust populations too,” he said. His eyes for now are his variable rate monitor. “Come to a place where there’s no corn, shut it off,” chuckled Hagen. His bins are empty. The last of this 2018 corn got trucked to market mid-July time frame. “When I got above 4 bucks we decided it was time to clean out.” But he’s still got a lot of beans. “I still think there’s going to be a rally on soybeans. Driving here this morning I was seeing lots of fields with 3-4 inch soybeans.” Yes, there is prevent planting taking place in his north Iowa area too. In farmer talk, Hagen simply said some guys farming too many acres just didn’t get it done this year. Hagen’s dad, Gordy, is 80. Jim a solid 60. “Looks like we’ll both be retiring the same time,” Hagen said. “My son got some education for other work, so doubtful they’ll be farming. Catch me down the road.” Apparently, Hagen has some concerns about commodity markets. He was the driver of the charter bus which brought 60 people to Hefty Farm Show. v

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John Deere 8330, MFWD, 480/80R-46” rears w/duals, 380/85-34” fronts w/duals, rock box, 4-hyd., 3,055 hours, rear weights, SN: RW8330P003777 John Deere 2640, rock box, 18.430” tires, hours unknown, PTO, 3-pt., SN: 287927T

Kinze 840 grain cart, scale, roll tarp, 30.5L-32” tires 16 ply, lights 1999 Volvo, Cummins ISM 11.1 liter engine, 10-speed, 343,796 miles, DOT inspected 2012 Wilson Commander grain trailer, 41’, Ag Hoppers, electric roll tarp, spring ride, DOT inspected, only used in fall, one owner Westgo 7”x31’ PTO grain auger Flat rack w/1,100 gal. poly tank, 5.5 HP pump

John Deere 8100, MFWD, 18.4R-42” rears w/duals, 14.9R-30” fronts, 4-hyd., 2,881 hours, rock box, Starfire 3000 globe & JD brown box, SN: RW8100P012167

Meridian Express 240RT seed tender, tandem axle, w/Honda engine 14-H type feed bunks, 5’ sections Misc. pipe & wire cattle gates (4) Wood feed bunks, 16’ (3) New bottoms for Smidley 6’ hog feeders (8) JD suitcase weights & misc. weights 400 gal. tank & saddle frame

John Deere 9550 combine, rear wheel assist, 30-5L-32” fronts, 18.4-26” rears, Maurer grain ext., JD brown box, 2,391 Eng. Hours, 1,604 Separator Hours, SN: H09550W695360 John Deere 693 corn head, 6-row x 30” John Deere 920 grain head w/ Crary air system Balzer 2000 stalk chopper, 20’, (4) wheels Hesston 2000-150 forage chopper w/2-Row x 30” corn head Gehl 99 Hi-Throw forage blower John Deere 1350-1450 plow, 3-pt., 6-bottoms Walsh 500 gal. pull-type sprayer, 45’ booms, Raven 440 monitor 1989 Chevy Cheyenne 3500 service truck, 4x4, 350 engine, auto, 117,215 miles, Astoria utility box w/hoist

John Deere 1760 Conservation Max Emerge Plus planter, 12row x 30”, liquid fert., trash whippers w/JD 250 monitor

John Deere 2210 field cultivator, 30.5’, walking tandems on wings, w/4-bar harrow John Deere 845 cultivator, 12-row x 30”, flat fold, rolling shields, guide wheels on wings Glencoe 13-shank soil saver Krause 1407 disc, 24.5’

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TILLAGE JD4640, 491 Hrs on overhaul, P.S. 48080 R42 Hub Duals, 3 Pt., 1000 PTO, S/N JD4230 Tractor - 4,280, PS, Hiniker Cab, 000419R, Front Fenders 3 Pt. Weight Box, 540/1000 PTO, New Batteries, New Seat, Dual Hyd JD 980 31’ Field Cultivator, Walking Tandems, 3-Bar Harrow JD 2840 Tractor, 3731 Hrs, 18.4-34 w/ JD 2810 6 Bottom Vari Width Band Duals, 3 Pt, Hi/Lo Transmission, Plow, Spring Reset S/N 324836, Rock Box GRAVITY WAGONS JD720 Hydraulic Loader w/ Homemade Dirt Bucket


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2010 Case IH 2606 - 6 x 2 30” Chopping Head Poly S/N: Case IH Puma 160 MFWD Tractor, P.S. 140 Hrs., 480 / 666588011 80 - R42 w/ L765

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Stealth Liberty Enclosed Trailer, Reinforced Floor, 8’ Interior, Single Door 18’ Flatbed Trailer w/ 10 Ton JD Running Gear

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Col. Pat Ediger, Samantha Ediger-Johnson, Erika (Ediger) & Jim Connolly


VERY SHARP, LOW-HOURED TRACTORS • COMBINE • HEADS • SEMI-TRAILERS • BOBCAT • ATTACHMENTS • BACKHOE • PLANTER • FARM EQUIPMENT John Deere 8130, MFWD, 2,642 hours, 18.4R-46” tires w/duals, 420/90R-30” fronts, 4-hyd., 3-pt., PTO, IVT, rock box, SN: RW8130D047573, sharp John Deere 5100E, MFWD, 3-pt., PTO, 402 hours, rear wheel weights, 2-hyd., PTO, 3-pt., SN: ILV5100ECDY140270 Bobcat T650 skid loader, 2-speed, heat & air, diesel, 527 hours, w/80” bucket, nice John Deere 6’ grapple bucket Bobcat 72” root grapple bucket Bobcat SBX240 snow blower, 72” Bobcats 100” snow bucket Skid loader forks Skid loader receiver hitch, 2” John Deere 9200, 4WD, 4,875 hours, 20.8R42” tires w/duals, 3-pt., PTO, Tremble light bar, SN: RW9200H001618 John Deere 4720, MFWD, 57 hours, PTO, 3-pt., w/Cat 2 Quick Hitch, w/400 CX loader, 6’ dirt bucket, SN:ILV4720HPCH910033 John Deere 7200 Econ-Fold planter, 12 row x30”, liquid fert., JD 250 monitor, Max Emerge 2, trash whippers, piston pump John Deere 980 field cultivator, 34.5’ walking tandems on wings, knock-off sweeps w/3-bar harrow John Deere 1100 field cultivator, 24.5’, 3-pt., w/3-bar harrow John Deere 845 cultivator,

12-row x 30”, rolling shields, flat fold John Deere 2800 plow, 7-bottoms, auto reset, on land John Deere 520 stalk chopper, 1000 PTO, 4-wheels, recent work done John Deere 230 disc, 21’ John Deere RM cultivator, 8-row x 30”, rolling shields John Deere 400 rotary hoe, 20’ John Deere RW 11’ disc Brillion 11-shank V-ripper, 3-pt. John Deere F-145H plow, 3-bottom x 16”, 3-pt. Hiniker 1325 chisel plow, 13-shank, pulltype, newer cylinder & tires John Deere 9560 STS combine, rear wheel assist, 2,931 engine hours, 1,972 separator hours, 480/80R-38” duals, 480/85R-26” rears, SN: H09560S705508 John Deere 630F Hydra-Flex head w/ Crary wind system, single point hookup John Deere 893 corn head, 8-row x 30”, single point hookup John Deere 2700 disk ripper w/ rear levelers, 5-shank M.D. 312 products 30’ high speed head trailer E-Z Trail 672, 21’ 4-wheel head trailer Unverferth 5000 grain cart, 23.1-26” tires 12-ply John Deere 310SE backhoe, turbo, 4x4,

TERMS: Cash or good check, picture ID required. No property removed until fully settled. Sales staff and owners are not responsible for accidents. Any verbal announcements made day of auction takes precedence over print.


(507) 684-2955 •

AUCTIONEERS: TRACY HOLLAND & ASSOCIATES #7405002 Ellendale, MN (507) 684-2955 or (507) 456-5128 (cell) CLERK: HOLLAND AUCTION


Extendahoe, diesel, 5,273 hours, 21” bucket 2001 Volvo, Detroit 60 Series engine, 10-speed, 785,693 miles, 22.5 tires 1992 Tempte grain trailer, super hopper, 42’ spring ride, 22.5 tires 1985 Chevy pickup (This was John’s project truck, lots of repair parts) 2004 Load Trail 30’ tandem dual-axle trailer, gooseneck, 22,000 GVW w/ramps 2004 International 4300 bucket truck, 466 engine, 6-speed, 236,765 miles, air brakes w/ Altec Model AM 857 boom, 57’, on flat deck 2000 International 4700 LPX truck w/12’ chipper box, single axle, auto, 180,613 miles, diesel 2005 Chevrolet 3500 Silverado dually truck, 128,000 miles, gas w/Leo landscaping box, side tool boxes 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 HD dually truck, Cummins diesel, 4x4, 118,021 miles, 6-speed manual, standard cab, 8’ box, 5th wheel hitch

Vermeer BC1400XL chipper, 2,400 hours Bobcat SGX60 stump grinder 2008 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI ATV, 4x4, electronic power steering John Deere 336 hay baler New Holland 56 hay rake Owatonna hay conveyor, 32’ electronic motor, on JD gear (4) Flat hay racks New Holland 488 haybine John Deere 21 hay crimper, 6’ Kuhn GMD 600-G11 HD 3-pt. rotary cutter L & D Ag land tender, 1,000 gal tank, tandem axle w/Briggs 850, transfer pump Barge box w/JD gear & hoist Frontier RB1196 grader blade, 8’ 3-pt. JD grain drill, 12’, low rubber, grass seed 1,000 Gal. fuel barrel (2) 300 Gal. fuel barrels on stands 500 Gal. fuel barrel, electric pump (2) Stainless steel hog feeders Category 2 Quick Hitch Husqvarna 395XP chain saw

Auctioneer’s Note: This will be a good Saturday auction to attend with some very clean low houred, well-cared for farm and tree service equipment. We will start selling our on-line items at approximately 10:00 a.m.

CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE AUCTION? Live On-Line bidding available at

Jack Huston - Estate Lumber Jack Incorporated Laurie Huston - Owner 507-383-8030 (Dave) 11779 565th Avenue Wells, MN 56097

Sat., AUGUST 24, 2019 - 9:00 A.M. 17360 Homestead Rd. • Carver, MN

Carol (& Roger) had been collectors for years. This listing doesn’t even scratch the surface. This will be a 2-ring auction, so bring an assistant. Some individual items and some box lot items. If you are a collector, be sure to attend this auction, you won’t be disappointed.

See pics & list at:

StonEwArE & glASSwArE including full & commemorative size pieces; many Red Wing pieces & Watt Ware, some with local advertising; AdvErtiSing: Advertising pieces from Glencoe, Belle Plaine, Cologne, Jordan, East Union, Bongards, Carver, Chaska, NYA, Owatonna, New Ulm, Waconia, Shakopee, Farmington, Watertown, New Germany, Nicollet, Hamburg, Mankato, Henderson, West Union, Plato, Pipestone, Dyersville - Iowa; PEtromAniA & outdoor SignS: Gas cans, Wire 8-qt bottle rack w/6 oil bottles w/spouts; SPorting itEmS: Decals, Ammo box, Dynamite box; CollECtiblES: Coffee grinders, Furniture, Victrola cabinet, RR lantern, Brass sleigh bells, Lionel #1124 steam-freight train set in original box, Steel trucks; CollECtiblE toolS: Old forged wrenches, Rope makers, Cast iron implement seats, Implement boxes with advertising; ShoP & FArm itEmS: Drill press, Grinders, Tools, Ladders, Lumber, Tablesaw; outdoor & YArd/gArdEn: Primitive plows, Seeders, Steel wheels, Wooden pulleys, Milk cans, Can cart, Cast iron kettles. This list is by no means 100% complete. There will be much to choose from!

OWNER: Carol Belter (Roger Belter Estate)

Lic. 70-06; 72-03; 70-85; 70-56 Belle Plaine & Arlington, Minn. PHone (952) 873-2292 or (952) 855-6607 Clerk: Ediger Auction Service-Belle Plaine, Minn. Deb Ediger Office Manager. Terms: Settlement due within 15 min. of auction conclusion with Personal Check, Cash or Major Credit Card (Credit cards will be charged a 5% convenience fee.)

THE LAND — AUGUST 9/AUGUST 16, 2019 Farm Equipment — “Where Farm and Family Meet�


Farm Equipment

teel‘01 JD 9650 STS, 27,000 Hrs, 2009 RiteWay 50’ land roller, 3/4� Always Shedded, Inspected $14,500. 507-383-3447 d 8’ & Repaired through John 18� Deere Shop, $39,500; ‘99 JD FOR SALE: ‘49 UTS MM tor, 893 Cornhead, $10,500. 815- tractor, new rear tires, 18.4 x 30-8 ply, good runner; 3 8 & 988-2074 whl Bull tractor replica to 23 1/3 scale size; Plows: 1 IHC 15 Heavy Duty Steel Jigs 314s on rubber, hyd lift, trip For Sheep & Goats To Make Turning Cradles, bottom; (1) IHC 314s on rubSliding & Sorting Gates, Run ber, rope lift; (1) JD 2 bot& Corral Panels, Mineral tom on steel, rope lift. All in Feeders, Bale Feeders Etc. good shape. also good moldboards on plows. 2R Hayes Retiring -A.L. Buseman 319-347-6282 corn planter #44, 4 wheels, good shape. Power unit for or 319-347-6150 Leave Msg. rys. one horse, very good shape, s or1998 Claas Jaguar 820, 4WD, painted up, works well. All air- 4632 hours, PU 300, 6 row items shedded, best offer. ent. Kemper head, rebuilt kernel 507-829-3793 processor included. Clean, well kept and routine main- FOR SALE: 20’ Loftness stalk tenance performed. Call 920- chopper, like new, $10,000. 320-220-1138 743-9015 for pricing

Very Clean Farm Retirement MATT MARING


4HE-AURERS(AVE,EASED/UT4HEIR&AMILY&ARM !FTER 9EARS/F&ARMING4HEREFORE 4HEY 3HALL3ELL!LL4HEIR#LEAN&ARM-ACHINERY Auction Location: 58523 153rd Street, Mapleton, MN 56065 (Just North of Mapleton on Hwy 22, Then East on T-80, .8 Mile; OR East of Good Thunder, MN to Hwy 22 Then South) Watch For Signs.


1990 IHC 4900 Twin Screw Grain Truck DT466 Diesel, Allison Auto Transmission, 236,900 Act Miles, With Chamberlain 20’ Aluminum Grain Box & Hoist, Roll Tarp; 1984 IHC 2500 Grain Truck, Twin Screw Cummins Big Cam 955, 9 Speed, 20’ Steel Box & Hoist, Roll Tarp; 1968 Ford Super Duty 1000 Grain Truck, Single Drive Axle With Air Tag Axle, V8 Gas, 5 x 2 Speed, 20’ Steel Box & Hoist; 1958 Ford Custom Single Axle, Grain Truck, V8 Gas, 13’ Box


Killbros 655 Gravity Box, Full Brakes, 425/65R22.5 Tires, 25 Ton Running Gear (Sharp); Parker 625 Gravity Box, ONLY A TWO HOUR AUCTION - BE ON TIME! Full Brakes, With Model 2089 Parker Running Gear, 425/62R22.5 Rubber, FOR COMPLETE LISTING, AND ONLINE BIDDING GO TO: (Sharp); A&L 450 SA, Grain Cart, 1000PTO, 23.1x26; Westfield W100Auger, 10� x 36’, 10hp Motor; #ASE)(-&7$#ASE)( 36 Westfield MK130-71, 13�x71’, Swing Hopper Auger, 540PTO, Like -&7$#ASE7$ New; Westfield 8�x52’ Auger, PTO; Westfield WR60-51, 6�x51’ &ARMALL4RACTORS Auger, 5hp Motor; Galvanized Flare Box W/ Lundell Hoist; Set 90 Case IH 305 Magnum MFWD, Degree Turn Axles For Auger 2,410 Act Hrs, 480/80R46 Rear Duals 85%, 10 Suitcase Wts, 3pt, #LARKE-ODEL#'0&ORKLIFT Q.H., Big 1000PTO, 4hyd, W/ Case Drain, Instr Seat, Clean Tractor, SN: Clarke CGP25 LP Gas Forklift, 3 Stage Mast, 4200 lb Lift, 189� Lift Height, Like New Tires, 3,429 Hrs, Completely Refurbished ZTRZ06103; Case IH 8940 MFWD, 3,195 Act Hrs, 18.4xR42 Duals 50%, 18 Suitcase Wts, 3pt, 3hyd, Big 1000PTO, SN: AJB0100605; +AN 3UN#ROP$RYER(OLDING"IN'RAIN"IN'AL,04ANK Case 2290 2WD, 5,029 Hrs, 18.4x38 85%, 3hyd, 3pt, 540/1000PTO, Kan-Sun 81715 Grain Dryer, 8’ Wide, 17’ Tall, 15hp Motor, Single One Owner, SN:9910108; Farmall 300, W/F, Good TA, Wheel Wts, Phase, Continuous Flow; Butler 2500 Bushel Wet Holding Bin; 6� x Clamshell Fenders, 12.4x38 Tires 35’ Load Out Auger, 5hp; Columbia 30’ 6 Ring Grain Bin, 8� Unload Auger W/ Sukup 3hp Fan; (2) Bin Sweeps 13’ & 15’; (2) Behlen 27’ #ASE)(#OMBINE$RAGO Grain Bins, 5 Rings; (2) Hutchinson 5’ Incline Bin Unload Auger, .42#ORN(EAD#ASE)( 5hp; 1000 Gal LP Tank "EAN(EAD7ITH#RARY!IR2EEL All Bins & Dryers Have Until January 2020 To Be Removed 2005 Case IH 2377 AFS Combine ,IVESTOCK4RAILER ,IVESTOCK-ACHINERY2ELATED)TEMS 2,469 Sep Hrs, 3,091 Eng Hrs, Field 0ONTIAC#AR4RAVEL4RAILER Tracker, 30.5xL32 Tires 85%, Long Flying L Gooseneck Livestock Trailer, 16’ Tandem Axle, Steel Auger, AFS Harvest System Screen, Sides; NH 270 Baler; Schultz Speed Master 2120 Manure Spreader, Bin Topper Chopper/Spreader, Many New Belts & Chains, Very Clean, SN: HAJ293621; 2012 Drago Single Axle, 120 Bushel; 150 Gal Fuel Tank on Trailer; (6) Lou N6TR Corn Head, 6R30� Chopping Head, Red Poly, Insight, Stalk Manufacturing 304 Hog Feeder, 5’, Double Sided; (5) 6’ Hog Stompers, SN: 274012; Case IH 1020 Bean Head, Crary Air Reel Feeders; IHC PTO Generator Model 5ATB256E4, 10KVW; IHC Mounted Sickle Mower 7’; 1975 Artic Cat 399 Cheetah Snowmobile; 20’, 3� Cut, SN: CBJ051016; Shop Built 20’ Head Cart, 4 Wheel IHC LA Hit & Miss Gas Engine; Fanning Mill; 220 Volt Extension #ASE)(0LANTER#ASE)(&IELD#ULTIVATOR/THER'OOD Cord; 1978 Pontiac Lemans 4D, 82,515 Miles, V6; 1965 Holiday Travel Trailer, 16’ Camper, Single Axle 4ILLAGE2ELATED-ACHINERY Case IH 955 Planter, 12R30� Liquid Fertilizer, (2) 150 Gal Poly Viewing of Machinery: August 17 - August 24, 8AM-6PM Tanks, PTO Pump, Row Cleaners, Rear Lift Assists, Corn & Soybean Drums, SN: JAG1012165; Case IH Tiger Mate 200 Field Cult 30.5’, 11’ Main Frame, Rolling Basket, 2 Bar Tine Harrow, Gauge Wheels, Very Clean, SN :JFH0051630; Case IH Ecolo-Tiger 527B Ripper, 5 Shank, 12.5L15 Tires, Rear Disc Levelers, Very Clean; Hiniker 1325, 15 Shank Chisel Plow 15’, Extra Shanks To Make 17’; Lindsay 7 Section Spike Tooth Drag Hyd Cart; MM Grain Drill, 12’x6� Spacing, Hyd Lift, Low Rubber; John Deere BW 13’ Disc; JD 27 Phone: 507-340-2583 Stock Chopper, 15’, 1000PTO, 4 Wheel Trans; IHC 133 Row Crop Cultivator 12R30�, 3pt; (2) Poly Tanks 1650 & 1500 Gal; Honda MATT MARING AUCTION CO. INC. Transfer Pump With Chemical Inductor, 2� Hose PO Box 37, Kenyon, MN 55946 • 507-789-5421 • 800-801-4502



Terms: Cash, Check, All Major Credit Cards. All Sales Final. All Sales Selling AsIs, Where Is, With No Warrantees Or Guarantees Expressed or Implied. All Items Must Be Paid For In Full. Photo ID Required.

Matt Maring, Lic. #25-28 • 507-951-8354 Kevin Maring, Lic. #25-70 • 507-271-6280 Adam Engen, MN Lic. #25-93 • 507-213-0647

PAGE 18 —�Where Farm and Family Meet�


Auction Location: 6350 Hampshire Road, Chaska, MN 55318 (Chaska MN is Just West of Minneapolis, MN 30 Miles)



’09 NH CR9070 Combine, RWA, 1,209/1,699 Sep/Eng Hours, Bin Topper, Long Auger, Intell Plus II Display; ’13 Harvestmore 735, 35’ Bean Platform, ; ’08 Drago S12TR 12Row 22�, Chopping Corn Head, Stalk Stompers; (2) Good Head Carts


’94 Versatile 9880 4WD, 20.8R42 Triples, 7,438 Hours, Full Weight Packages, 4hyd; ’03 NH TG230 MFWD, 380/90R50 Rear Duals, Front Duals, 4hyd, PTO, Trimble 750 Monitor, 11,710 Hours, Very Sharp; IHC 1486, 2WD, 18.4x38, 7,516 Hours, Good TA


Sukup T-12 Crop Dryer, Single Phase, 15hp, Quad Touch Display,1,958 Hours, SN: D09658; 2013 Sioux 33,000 Bushel Grain Bin 33’ x 12 Rings, Staircase, 7.5hp And 12.5hp Motors; 2012 Sioux 6000 Bushel Grain Bin, 18’ x 8 Rings; Butler 30’ Grain Bin, 6 Rings Tall, Floor; Westfield WR130-71 Hyd. Lift, WR10031; Bulher/Farm King 10�x60’ Swing Hopper Auger; Adrian Drive Over Grain Dumping Pit; Sukup Cyclone Grain Moving Air System, 160’ Pipe, 2; 10 hp Single Motors; J&M 750 Grain Cart, 1000 PTO, Scale, Camera


Krause 5635 Field Cult, 46.5’, Rolling Basket, 3 Bar Harrow; Wilrich V957 DDR, 7 Shank Ripper; RiteWay 4241HL Land Roller, 42’, 3 Section; 1992 Ford F350, 7.3L Diesel ,4x4, Auto, Flatbed, Air Compressor; 2,000-Gal Fuel Tank W Fill Rite Pump; 550 Gallon Fuel Tank W Elec Pump This is Only A Partial Listing For Full Details Go To

Viewing August 19, 20, and 21 8AM6PM No Exceptions!



Tyler Patriot Self Propelled Crop Sprayer, 700 Gallon, 75’ Booms, DJCMS100 Control Bar, JD Diesel, 12x4x42 Tires, 4,836 Hours; Friesen/John Deere 24 Row 22� Planter, 500-Gal Tank, 3 Bushel Boxes, Hyd Shutoffs, Markers; Semi Sprayer Tender Trailer; Water Wagons



’90 Peterbilt 379 Semi Day Cab, 3176 Cat, 13 Sp, Jake, 719,500 Miles, Very Sharp; ’01 Sterling Semi Day Cab, C-12 Diesel, 10 Sp, Jake, 472,900 Miles; (2) Jet Grain Trailers 2013 And 1997, 38’x96�x66�, Roll Tarp, Scale, Air & Spring Ride


CO. The Anderson’s other business takes much more of their time. Therefore, they will sell all of their clean line of crop machinery at Public Auction.




From Hwy 17 at Renwick, IA. Go west through Main street till T intersection, South on Smith Road then West to 3293 160 th.


Auction Terms: Cash, Check, Credit Card. All Sales Final. All Sales Selling As-Is, Were-Is With No Warranty Or Guarantee Expressed Or Implied. All Items Must Be Paid For In Full The Day Of The Auction. Photo ID Required.

Estate Auction Saturday, August 17th - 9:00 am 52370 208th St, Lake Crystal, MN Directions: From Lake Crystal take Hwy 60 East for 2.5 mi, turn North onto Co Rd 114, travel 1 mi, turn East onto 208th St, farm will be on the North side of the road. Watch for signs! Vehicles: ’12 Chrysler 300, 63524 mi, 5.7L V8 Hemi, loaded w/ features; ’10 Ford F150 XLT, 65514 mi, 4x4; ‘79 Ford F700 grain truck, 30770 mi; Ziegler Co 8’ x 14’ flatbed trailer; Mankato T-Birds Shriner car, Tecumseh 3HP, 127cc engine, spare tires & rims; Vintage Toys & Games: CAT D4 pedal dozer ; Far mall 400 pedal tr actor w/ canopy & tr ailer ; Case pedal tractor; Castelli pedal tractor; 100+ pc toy tractors and Tonka vehicles collection; Johnny Eagle Lieutenant toy rifle & pistol; G.I. Joe set w/ multiple G.I. Joe’s, Jeep, guns, storage case, space capsule & many outfits; 20+ pc Barbie collection w/ many accessories; Howdy Doody marionette; Mamod steam-powered tractor toy; American Flyer electronic train set, S-gauge; State Fair pinball machine; Eagle Toys hockey face-off game; Tudor electronic football game; Gotham electromagnetic baseball game; board games; Roadmaster Luxury Liner bicycle; Antiques & Collectibles: Monar ch electr ic stove oven; Amer ican Kitchen Kook gas stove oven; Round Oak 20 wood stove; Maytag ringer washing machine; Frankoma Pottery Republican mug set from 1971-94; 100+ political pins; Minnesota legislative manuals from the 70’s & 80’s; Wigley for State Rep signs; Farmfest ‘76 signage; South Bend Chilled Plow Co. tractor seat; 46� wagon wheels; scale; horse tack; eveners; stereographs w/ slides; Singer Featherweight 221 sewing machine w/ case, manual & supplies; baby carriage bed & top; Twins bobble heads; Jimmie Hall MN Twins Pennant; ’60 MN Gophers Rose Bowl pennant; Vikings figurines; Panasonic record player; classic rock 45’s; homemade MLB baseball uniforms; crocks; pins from area organizations; Household & Misc: Cr osley CFUF14LW3 fr eezer ; Whir lpool Estate Model 8818HP r efr iger ator; Whirlpool electric oven; 64� LG HD Flatscreen TV; 48� LG HD Flatscreen TV; LG TV soundbar; selection of hand tools; vice; chains; post hole digger; shovels; rakes; horseshoes; spikes; B&D 18� mower; flower pots; plant stands; assorted lumber; wicker furniture set; View terms, complete list & photos at:

R. Owen Wigley Estate

Auctioneer: Matt Mages - 507-276-7002 Auctioneers: Matt Mages, New Ulm Lic 08-19-001; Larry Mages, Lafayette; Joe Wersal, Winthrop; Joe Maidl, Lafayette; John Goelz, Franklin; Ryan Froehlich, Winthrop; Clerk: Mages Land Co. & Auction Ser vice, LLC. Terms: No Buyer ’s Premium. Note: All buyer s of large equipment br ing a letter of approval from your bank.


AUCTIONEER NOTES: This is an outstanding auction of like new low acre shedded equipment. Don’t miss it and don’t be late. Lunch available at W&H Fastway in Renwick, IA on Hwy 17. Terms: Cash or good check. Picture ID required. not responsible for accidents, thefts, misprints or any warranties.

PO Box 37, Kenyon, MN 55946 • 507-789-5421 • 800-801-4502

Matt Maring, Lic. #25-28 • 507-951-8354 Kevin Maring, Lic. #25-70 • 507-271-6280 Adam Engen, MN Lic. #25-93 • 507-213-0647


TRACTORS, LOADER, 3PT BUCKET: ‘11 Case IH Magnum 290 MFWD suspended Luxury cab Hiflow Hyd w/return, 4 remotes Pro 700, Nav II, front duals 380-80R-38 rear duals, 480/80R50, only 1054 hrs., ‘10 Case IH Magnum 215 MFWD pre DEF, Luxury Cab, 3 remotes w/return, Hi-Flow hyd., 3 PTO, HD drawbar, front fenders, 380/85R34 fronts 480/80R46 rear duals Pro 600/Nav II/262, only, 1185 hrs. ‘11 CIH Farmall 45 MFWD utility w/L350 loader, hydro, roll bar, 6’ quick tach bucket only 127 hrs. SOLD SEPARATE: Set of 48â€? MDS quick tach forks.12’ 3pt Gnuse bucket. PLANTER, FIELD CULTIVATOR, RIPPER: ‘10 16-30 CIH 1250 Early Riser center fill planter pneumatic down pressure, hyd drive, finger trash whips. Pro 700 monitor, unlocked, 8R shutoff. SNYA5007466; ‘12 36 ½’ CIH Tiger Mate 200 field cultivator, rolling basket, gauge wheels; ‘07 CIH 690 Conser-Till, 5 dhsnk 30'' ripper. WAGONS, BAT WING, TRAILERS: ‘13 (2)-657 red Brents w/roll tarps, fenders, Mitas 460/65R 22.5 Imp tires new when trailers bought, oil bath bearings; ‘17 15’ Woods BW/80 batwing mower, chain guards, not over 10 hrs. on unit; 8' Alum alum golf trailer, 12' tand trailer. MOWER, ATV & ACCESSORIES: ‘07 620 Grasshopper front mount 52'' power fold mower, 20 HP, 307 hrs.; ‘06 400 Honda Ranger 4x4 ATV automatic, 1453 miles. PICTURES ON THE WEB


5.16� x 6� AUCTIONEERS: Eugene & Michael Ryerson 515-448-3079

CLERKS: Ryerson Auction Realty, Ltd. Eagle Grove, IA

Pictures on the web: Mark ZIEMER New London, MN (320) 979-4044 Auctioneer

Brian ZIEMER New London, MN (320) 979-4044 Auctioneer


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The Following Described Property Will Be Sold At Farm Located At 77588 Cty. Rd. 1, Danube, MN. From Danube MN: 5.5 Miles South On Cty. Rd. 1

Saturday, August 24th • 10:00 A.M.

250 ATV 4x4, Log Splitter Pull Type 8 HP Briggs TRACTORS 2� Ram JD 7930 MFWD 3Hyd, PTO, 3 Pt, 1165 Hrs., COMBINE & HEAD 480-80-R46 Tires & Duals, Rock Box, Green JD 9600 Long Auger, Maurer Hopper Ext, Dust Star Ready, Ser. 005061, JD 7810 MFWD 3 Hyd & Power Beyond, 14.9-46 Tires & Duals, Collector, 3995 Engine Hrs, 2744 Separator Hrs, 3660 Hrs, Ser 2492, JD 4020 Diesel WF, Extra Ser 673535, JD 930 F Bean Head, Head Mover Trailer MN Gear Fits 30’ Head, Geringhoff Rota Front Mount Fuel Tank, 1 Hyd, 18.4-34 Tires, Side Console, 6760 Hrs, Ser 230922, JD 4020 Disc Corn Head 12-22�, JD 25A Head Mover Diesel 1 Hyd, 18.4-34 Tires 9015 Hrs, With JD Trailer Fits 12 Row Corn Head, JD 9400 Maurer Hopper Ext, 24.5-32 Tires, 3240 Engine Hrs, 148 Hyd Loader, Wagner WA 14 4 Wheel Drive Tractor 2 Hyd, Cummins 250 Engine, 18.14-34 2130 Separator Hrs, Ser 635573, JD 920 Bean Tires, Ser A14212, 1944 JD B New Rear Tires, Head Stainless Pan Good Condition Shedded, JD 643 Corn Head 6-30� Chain Drive 1936 JD B NF, Rear Steel Wheels, JD 630 NF MACHINERY Roll-O-Matic PS, McCormick Deering F12 NF JD MaxEmerge 2 Planter 24 Row 22�, Sunco Restored, IH M WF 12 Volt Row Cleaners, Vertical Fold, JD 980 Field CulMOWERS & ATV Cub Cadet 105 Mower Hydro, No Deck, Cub For Full Listing, go to: Cadet 125 Mower Hydro, 54� Deck, Cub Cadet 149 Mower Hydro, No Deck with Tiller, Polaris

tivator 30’ 3 Bar Spring Tooth Drag, Kongskilde Triple K 28’ Rolling Baskets Good Tires, Redball 655 3 Pt Sprayer 90’, JD 1710 Disk Ripper 14’ Walking Tandems, Melroe 420 Multi Weeder 3 Bar 40’, DMI Disk Ripper 9 Shank Disk Levelers, Brent 520 Grain Cart Shurlok Roll Tarp, JD 120 Tandem Disk 20’, JD 33 Manure Spreader, JD 400 Rotary Hoe 22’, IH Sickle Mower R2 7’ Bar, JD 220 Stalk Chopper High Speed 20’ Good Hood, 2010 Tandem Axle Trailer 8.5x20 Dove Tail & Ramps 8 Holt hubs, Westfield Auger 6x61 5 Hp Elec Motor, Westfield 10x60 Auger With Swing Hopper Hyd Lift PTO, Westfield 8x60 Auger PTO, Feterl 6x24 Auger w/ Electric Motor, Handlair 3000 Grain Vac With Pipe, NH 269 Square Baler, 500 Gal Diesel Tank with Elec Pump, IH Side Delivery Rake on Steel, AgChem 502 Pull Type Sprayer 40’, New Idea 456 Round Baler, Kewanee 500 Elevator 46’, Lorenz 8’ 3 stage Hyd Spout Snowblower

Lorraine Kohout Trust & Michael Houdek Trust AUCTIONEERS

Mark Ziemer, Lic. 34-46 New London, 320-354-4312 Cell: 320-979-4044 Brian Ziemer, New London 320-354-5308 Terry Hilbrands, 239-777-3120 Ron Paskewitz, 320-843-2718

Not responsible for accidents Lunch on grounds Number system used or, click on Ziemer Follow Ziemer Auctioneers on Facebook!

Usual Auction Terms (Cash or Approved Check Day of Sale).

No Items Removed Until Settled For. Everything Sold As Is. Ziemer Auction Service 3176 198th Ave. NW New London, MN 56273

THE LAND — AUGUST 9/AUGUST 16, 2019 — “Where Farm and Family Meet”


1 mile West of Crystal Lake, IA on R35 and 3 miles North on Iowa Street, or 2½ miles South of Thompson, 1 mile West on 350th to 34906 80th Ave Forest City, IA

Friday, August 23, 2019 10:30 AM Lunch served by Jessica’s Country Kitchen

TRACTORS, SKID LOADER: ‘77 4630 JD power shift, 3 valves, new 18.4-42 inside, w/10 bolt duals, Texas radiator, quick coupler, 10 front wgts, 5991 hrs.; ‘76 JD 4430, power shift, all new tires; ‘70 4020 JD diesel console syncro, WF, 2 valves, parade ready, 7540 hrs.; ‘54 JD 50 PS, w/Arts Way belly mount mower; WD45 AC w/all new tires, AC WF, power steering, sold w/Stanhoist arch framed loader. ‘73 1655 Oliver diesel, WF, 4650 hrs., consigned by Dean Haugland 515-565-3271. M371 Bob Cat skid loader w/14 HP Kohler, 35” bucket. COMBINE, HEADS, GRAIN CART: ‘80 JD 4420 diesel combine, in JD shop every year, 4139 hrs.; 13’ 213 JD platform w/Crary sickle, pipe reel w/plastic reel teeth; 444 Low Profile cornhead; 5 belt JD oat pickup on 13’ JD platform; 475 Killbros grain cart, new tires, side auger. PLANTERS, CULTIVATORS, ROTARY HOE, BACK HOE: 4R JD 7000 planter, dry fertilizer, H&I, trash whips; 12Rl5” skip row IH air planter, on 18 ½ IH frame w/lift assist, monitor; (2) IH 153 4 row rear rnnt cult; 12-15 Lindsey skip rowc cult; JD 12-15 frnt rnnt cult; JD FM 4 row frnt rnnt cult; JD T4 frnt rnnt cult. TILLAGE EQUIPMENT, STALK CUTTER: 22.5’ IH 4600 pull field cult; 5 shank JD 915 V Ripper, toggle trip; 4 & 5 bottom IH 730 toggle trip plows, adjusta width; JD 27 6-30 stalk cutter, 4 wheels & disc hitch; 18 ½’ 263 White disc; 16’ Oliver 263 disc; 9 sec Lindsey self-folding hyd. harrow on cart; 7 shk 3 pt Noble chisel plow. GENERATOR, SPRAYER, BACKHOE: Topp Aire 500 gal tandem pull sprayer, All Ball Valves, 45’ Boom; 26’JD 400 rotary hoe; 20-12 PT2 Winpower PTO 20 KW generator on cart w/225 Lincoln elect welder sold as a unit; Long 3pt backhoe. AUGERS: 10”X60 Mayrath w/hyd raise, swing hopper; 10”X31’ Westfield PTO auger. TRAILERS: Parker 2600 & 2000 w/Westendorf gears; 2 EZ Flow 200 w/Westendorf gears; (2) 350 Killbros & Killbros gear. PICTURES ON THE WEB AUCTIONEER NOTES: We have some super clean JD tractors and lots of other good useable equipment. TERMS: Cash or good check. Picture ID required. Not responsible for accidents, thefts, or any warranties. Everything sold AS IS. Announcements day of sale take precedence over printed material.

OWNER JOHN R STEFFEN 641-590-2331 for info

AUCTIONEER: Eugene Ryerson Office: 515-448-3079 Gene’s Cell: 515-689-3714 Eagle Grove, IA


40 ac Sibley Co. Farm Land & Hog Operation

Land Auction

Tuesday, August 20th - 10:30 am

Auction held at: Mages Land Co Office 55780 State Hwy 19 West, Winthrop, MN 55396

Directions to land: From Winthrop head East on Hwy 19 for 2.5 miles, turn North on County Rd 4 and travel 5 miles, turn West onto 236th St. the farm site is on the North side of the road. Watch for signs!

This property will sell as two parcels:

Location of property within Sibley County: 52608 236th St, Winthrop, MN Section 9, Transit Township, Range 29 Total of farm: 40 acres, Approx. 28.35 acres tillable. PID: 23.0902.000 2019 Taxes: $2,740 Parcel 1 (Farm Land): 30 acr es, Approx. 28.35 acr es tillable. Productivity Index: 91 Parcel 2 (Farm site): This full 10 acr e hog oper ation has many well maintained outbuildings & 4 hog barns. The home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath rambler with an attached single stall garage. Note: All acres are published based on Nicollet County Online Records and FSA records.

Owner: Travis Linsmeier

Listing Auctioneer: Matt Mages, 507-276-7002 Lic 08-19-001 Auctioneers: Lar ry Mages, Lafayette; J oe Maidl, Lafayette; J ohn Goelz, Fr anklin Joe Wersal, Winthrop; Ryan Froehlich, Winthrop; Broker: Mages Land Co. & Auction Ser vice, LLC. Terms: No Buyer ’s Premium. Everything sold in “AS IS” condition.

TIMED ONLINE PREVIEW: Friday, August 9 – Monday, August 19, 8AM – 5PM. LOADOUT: Equipment to be removed within one week of auction closing.

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LO C Financing available on select equipment. Contact Dan, 320.226.3772 or Cory, 320.226.6812 for details and pre-approval. Trucking available.

INCLUDES: (10) Track Tractors, (8) MFWD Tractors, (19) Combines, (2) Grain Carts, Disc, (5) Chopping Corn Heads, (3) Flex Drapers & Flex Head, Self-Propelled Sprayer Steffes Group, Inc., 2000 Main Avenue East, West Fargo, ND

EQUIPMENT LOCATED: Steffes Group, Inc. or from Steffes Group, Brad Olstad, 701.237.9173 or Facility. 1688 Hwy 9, 701.238.0240, or Tadd Skaurud, 701.237.9173 or 701.729.3644 Larchwood, IA


TERMS: All items sold as is where is. Payment of cash or check must be made sale day before removal of items. Statements made auction day take precedence over all advertising. $35 documentation fee applies to all titled vehicles. Titles will be mailed. Canadian buyers need a bank letter of credit to facilitate border transfer. SD Sales Tax Laws apply

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Farm Equipment

FOR SALE: Fantini chopping We buy 8R & 12R CH; 70’ Elmer Salvage Equipment drag, Merritt alum hopper Parts Available grain trailers; 24R30” JD pl Hammell Equip., Inc. on Kinze bar; Big A floater; (507)867-4910 175 Michigan ldr; IH 964 CH; White 706 & 708 CH & parts; White plows & parts; Tractors 54’ 4300 IH field cultivator; JD 44’ field cult; 3300 HiniCase 1470, very clean condiker field cult; header trailer. tion, $10,000 firm. 507-317507-380-5324 1482 JD Flex Heads: ‘12 625 F, Like New, $16,900; ‘02 930 F, Very FOR SALE: ‘47 “M” Farmall, Nice, $6,950; ‘02 925 F, Very same as “Super M” but BetNice, $8,950; ‘97 920, Good ter! Has heavy cam gear, Shape, $6,900. Delivery L.H., 10spd trans plus P.S.; ‘51 JD G, rebuilt starter, Available. 815-988-2074 clutch, big nut ‘51 carb. Both JD 4240 Cab-Cold Air-Quad, run very good. 507-383-5973 Good Condition, $18,900. 815FOR SALE: Steiger 430 trac988-2074 tor, 4WD, pwr shift, 710/70/42 Ogden 12 whl rake, like new, tires w/ duals, 2nd owner, $5,450; JD 337 baler, $4,900; 2092 hrs, excellent condition, JD 265 disc mower, $3,900; $127,500. 320-226-5453 IH 720 518 auto reset plow w/ coulters, $1,350; IH 6x18 3pt FOR SALE: ‘53 8N Ford w/ 7’ onland plow, $2,250; Case blade, $3,200. 952-758-3488 IH 1083 8x30 cornhead, later model, w/W.P. bearings, NEW AND USED TRACTOR $3,900; Balzer 2000 20’ stalk PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 55, 50 Series & newer tracchopper, $2,900. 320-769-2756 tors, AC-all models, Large Inventory, We ship! Mark Brian ZIEMER Heitman Tractor Salvage New London, MN (320) 979-4044 715-673-4829 Auctioneer

Mark ZIEMER New London, MN (320) 979-4044 Auctioneer



ria, MN

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The Following Described Property Will Be Sold At Farm Located At 7579 Co Rd #31 SE Alexandria, MN. Being 4 Miles East of Alexandria, MN On Douglas County Road #82 Then 3 Miles South On Douglas County Road #17 And 1/4 Mile East on Douglas County Road #31.

Tuesday August 13th • 10:00 AM

TRACTORS JD 7200 MFWD Diesel Tractor Sound Guard Cab W/ Buddy Seat, Wide Front, 3 PT W/ Quick Hitch, Quad Power, Hub Duals, 380/90R50 Good Rubber, Green Star 3162 Hrs, S/N RLBA002896, Star Fire 3000 Globe, International 1066 Diesel Tractor, Cab 3 PT, 18.4x38 Good Rubber, 9140 Hrs, New PTO & Clutch AUGERS Westfield 8”x61’ Grain Auger W/ 10 HP Electric Motor, Westfield 8”x61’ Grain Auger W/ 7 1/2 HP Electric Motor, Gilmore-Tatge 6”x42 Grain Auger PTO Drive, Allied 8”x30 Truck Loader Grain Auger W/ 7 1/2 HP Electric Motor, Hutchinson 6”x53’ Grain Auger Electric & PTO Drive COMBINE & HEAD JD 8820 Titan II Combine Rear Wheel

Assist 5785 Engine Hours Long Auger S/N X615568, JD 8 Row 30” Corn Head, Oil Drive, GVL Snouts JD 5 Belt Grain Head, JD 930 30 Ft Bean Head, JD 930 Bean Head (Needs Repair) WAGONS Parker 375 Bushel Gravity Box W/ Parker 1180 Running Gear, Kilbros 350 Bushel Gravity Box W/ EZ Trail 872 W Running Gear, Dakon 375 Bushel Gravity Box W/ Parker 1175 F Running Gear, Kilbros 300 Bushel Gravity Box W/ EZ Trail 10 Ton Running Gear, Flatrack W/ MN Big 7 Running Gear, Tandem Axle Pull Type Trailer W/ 1000 Gallon Poly Tank MACHINERY Kewanee 800 14 Ft Tandem Disk, Cushion Gang, Melrose 903 8x18 Plow W/ On Land Hitch, JD 960 Field Cultivator 30 Ft W/ 3 Bar Mulcher, Wilrich 14 Ft Chisel Plow Pull Type, JD 9300 20 Ft Double 10 Press Drill W/ 6” Spacings, Glencoe 26 Ft Field Cultivator W/

4 Bar Mulcher Pull Type, Gehl Mix All Grinder Mixer, New Holland 273 Hayliner Square Baler, New Holland # 56 Roll-A-Bar Rake, New Idea 486 Round Baler, New Holland 488 Haybine 9 Ft, Versatile 400 Hydrostatic Self Propelled Swather W/ Cab Enclosure, Ford 6 Cylinder Gas Engine No Crimper, JD 800 Self Propelled Swather 6 Cyl, Gas Engine, 14 Ft No Crimper, Hardi Pull Type Field Sprayer, 11.2x48 Rubber, PTO Pump 60 Ft Boom, Melroe 902 5x18 Auto Reset Plow W/ Coulters, New Idea 326 2 Row Corn Picker, New Holland 882 Corn Head (Needs Repair), Gehl 1580 Silage Blower, Kongslide Model 300 Grain Vac Always Shedded, Sunmaster Stalk Chopper 6 Row DRYER – HOLDING BINS Farm Fans 260 Model 18E 10E-260 Automatic Continuous Flow Dryer 13270 Hrs, New Bottom, Lowry 1100 Bushel Holding Bin, Lowry 1000 Bushel Holding Bin

For Full Listing go to:

Schnell Custom Inc – Dennis Schnell, Owner AUCTIONEERS

Mark Ziemer, Lic. 34-46 New London, 320-354-4312 Cell: 320-979-4044 Brian Ziemer, New London 320-354-5308 Terry Hilbrands, 239-777-3120

Farm Equipment

Not responsible for accidents Lunch on grounds Number system used or, click on Ziemer Follow Ziemer Auctioneers on Facebook!

Usual Auction Terms (Cash or Approved Check Day of Sale).

No Items Removed Until Settled For. Everything Sold As Is. Ziemer Auction Service 3176 198th Ave. NW New London, MN 56273

THE LAND — AUGUST 9/AUGUST 16, 2019 TH Tillage Equip

Hay & Forage Equipment

6 Bottom DMI variable width FOR SALE: Hesston 7165 chopper w/ hayhead, A-1 plow, $650. 507-317-1482 Condition, $5,000; H&S 18’ Custom 8R30 strip till bar w/ silage wagon, rear unload, Micro-Trac NH3 monitor, excellent condition, $14,000. strip tilled 3500 acres, exc 507-236-4835 emergence and stand, always shedded since new, FOR SALE: JD 5400 self profield ready, $4,250. 507-250- pelled chopper, 2WD, 3R cornhead & hay head, un0452 der 3000 original hrs, nice FOR SALE: 1993 C-IH 7500 running machine, asking 6-bottom on land hitch plow, $14,500. 507-227-2602 exc cond. 507-360-8610

RETIRING: DMI 530 disc ripper, 12.5’, all new points & disc blades, exc cond; IH 490 disc, 31’; (2) White 588 plows, 4x18 & 5x18. 507-9473859 or 507-381-6576

New Holland FP230 forage chopper, 2 row cornhead, hayhead, processor, tandem wheels, elect cont, hyd swing, new blower paddles/ liner, clean. 320-583-8584

Harvesting Equip

Planting Equip

2006 Massey Ferguson 8000 flex head, 30’, will fit GleanFOR SALE: White 6R30” soy- er combine, good cond. 507bean and corn planter w/ dry 995-2513 fertilizer; 20 disc JD grain drill w/ grass seeder attach- FOR SALE RETIRING: 2004 ment on rubber tires, hyd C-IH 2366 combine, 1980 rotor hrs, new hydrostatic, lift. 320-352-3301 cylinder bars, cones, sieves, JD 7000 Corn Planter, 2 Row, chains, 25’ beanhead w/trlr; 3PT $1,800, Fert. Avail. $350/ Geringhoff 6-30” cornhead, both w/Head Sight field Row. 715-234-1993 tracker. 507-640-0146 FOR SALE: JD 7700 Turbo combine, w/grain pickup head, field ready, exc working cond, well maintained & serviced annually. 320-2919175 FOR SALE RETIRING: (2) MF combines, 2000 hrs, FWD, cornhds, beanhds, all field ready. 641-425-7204 FOR SALE: ‘08 6-30” row Gerringhoff cornhead, excellent condition, field ready, $22,000. 612-232-4078 FOR SALE: ‘15 Case IH 875 26’ ripper, Please call. 507829-6688 JD 9600 combine, 2500 hours, new 20.8x38 duals, 16.9x26 rears, completely re-built, $32,000. 507-478-4221 Retiring. ‘93 JD 9500, 2088 sep hrs, $32,000; Brent 740 wagon, duals, lights, brakes, $12,000; J&M wagon, truck tires, 350, $2,950; JD ripper, 5 shank, $7,500; All exc cond. 507-319-3459

Grain Handling Equipment 2011 EZ-Flow 510 grain cart, bigger tires. 612-597-0764 or 320-238-2302

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Trucks & Trailers


165FOR SALE: Used 15’ over- Dorset & Hampshire rams & 1988 Wilson 48’ Sow Pot trailA-1 head structures. Used bin ewes for sale. Lambs, large er, 3 decks, sprinkler sys18’ fans, single phase & 3 phase framed w/fast growth that tem, hardly used, everything ad, styles. Call for details. 507- will put extra lbs on your exc shape, DOT inspected, 000. 649-1888 or 507-649-1674 lambs. I can deliver. Gene road ready, great for sheep Sanford (507)645-4989 or goats also, $9,900. 320905-4490 Wanted pro3R Pets & Supplies Recreational un-1909-1945 Ford Cars & Parts. Vehicles nice Also, Old Tin, Porcelain & ing Neon Signs, Old Gas Pumps Golden Retriever Puppies, 4 & Globes, Old Advertising, Males, 2 Females, Males FOR SALE: 2008 Honda 4 Old Oil Cans & Old Coin Op- $600, Females $700, Farm & wheeler, one owner, 26HP, age erated Machines. Call John Family Raised. Ready Au- 420CC, TRX model, less than 100 miles on it. $5,000 gust 24th. Call 715-495-5029 ad, 651-398-4465 or reasonable offer. 507-330an1715 hydAll kinds of New & Used farm Why hang on to stuff you don’t les/ equipment - disc chisels, field use? Put a line ad in The Land cults, planters, soil finishers, cornheads, feed mills, discs, and sell those things for some extra cash. It makes sense. balers, haybines, etc. 507438-9782 Call The Land at

WANTED: Briggs & Strat000 ton engine, horizontal shaft an- drive, 20-25 hp. Ralph Klas507- sen 612-360-9230

Livestock 004 rotic,FOR SALE: Black Angus ves, bulls also Hamp, York, & rlr; Hamp/Duroc boars & gilts. ad, 320-598-3790 field Dairy

rbo kupFOR SALE: Holstein bulls, 2 ork- yrs old, red or black, delivd & ery available. 507-923-8452 291-


(2) hrs, all ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE Yearling & 2 year olds, breeding soundness exam, row Tschanz Farms U.S. Hwy 53, ex- Blair, WI. 715-538-3123 ady,


875 507-FOR SALE: Yorkshire, Hampshire, Duroc & Hamp/Duroc boars, also gilts. Excellent urs, selection. Raised outside. x26 Exc herd health. No PRSS. uilt, Delivery avail. 320-760-0365

Spot, Duroc, Chester White, 088 Boars & Gilts available. 740 Monthly PRRS and PEDV. kes, Delivery available. Steve uck Resler. 507-456-7746 per, nd.


61 ewes, 2-5 yrs old, white faced, black faced & speckled; 2 rams, 3 yrs. old, 1 art, horned Dorsett, 1 Suffolk, all or healthy, wormed, trimmed & vacc. 218-639-7069


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NEW NH E26C mini excavator ...................... On Hand NEW NH track & wheeled skidsteers............ On Hand NEW NH L228/L220/L232 wheeled units ...... On Hand NEW NH C227/C237 track units.................... On Hand ‘03 JD 240 Series II, 825 Hrs .............................Just In


NEW Fantini chopping cornhead ........................... Call ‘15 Gleaner S88 ............................................... Coming ‘12 Gleaner S77 ............................................... Coming ‘12 Gleaner S77............................................ $205,000 ‘03 Gleaner R65 ............................................ $105,000 ‘03 Gleaner R65 ............................................... Coming ‘98 Gleaner R62 .............................................. $79,500 ‘98 Gleaner R62 ...................................................... Call TILLAGE Gleaner 3308 chopping corn heads ...................... Call ‘14 Sunflower 4412-05.....................................$32,500 Geringhoff parts & heads available ‘13 Wilrich QX2 60’FC w/Bskt............................Just In ‘10 Sunflower 4412-07 .................................... $31,000 MISCELLANEOUS ‘10 Wilrich QX2 37’ w/basket.......................... $38,500 NEW Salford RTS Units .......................................... Call ‘09 Wilrich QX 55’5 w/bskt.............................. $37,500 NEW Salford Plows................................................. Call ‘05 CIH 730b cush. w/leads............................ $19,500 NEW Unverferth Seed Tenders .............................. Call ‘03 NH ST250 40’FC w/Bskt ........................... $34,500 NEW Westfield Augers ........................................... Call NEW REM VRX Vacs. .............................................. Call ‘95 JD 726, 30’ ................................................ $21,500 NEW Hardi Sprayers............................................... Call NEW Riteway Rollers .............................................. Call PLANTERS NEW Lorenz Snowblowers ..................................... Call ‘15 White 9816FS 16-30 w/Agleader .............. $83,500 NEW Batco Conveyors ........................................... Call ‘12 White 8186, 16-30 w/liq. fert. .................... $53,000 NEW Brent Wagons & Grain Carts ......................... Call ‘11 White 8516 CFS, Loaded .......................... $75,000 NEW E-Z Trail Seed Wagons .................................. Call ‘06 White 8516 cfs .......................................... $54,000 NEW Rock Buckets & Pallet Forks ......................... Call ‘05 White 8182 12-30 w/liq ............................. $22,900 REM 2700, Rental ................................................... Call JD 7200 8-30 w/dry fert ..................................... $7,500 Pre-Owned Grain Cart ................................... On Hand White 6122 w/bean unit ................................. $12,500 New Horsch Jokers ....................................... On Hand

All Equipment available with Low Rate Financing (507) 234-5191 (507) 625-8649 Hwy. 14, 3 miles West of Janesville, MN

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In the swim

he newest addition to North Mankato, Minnesota’s parks and recreation offerings made a big splash on July 31. Rather, multiple splashes. The Spring Lake Park Swim Facility opened at 1 p.m. to a line of more than 200 people ready for aquatic fun, the culmination of more than two years’ of work by North Mankato officials. “All spring, everybody’s been waiting for this,” North Mankato Mayor Mark Dehen said. “To have this opportunity to open this up for the citizens, give them a chance to play with this this summer, it’s still going to be a great summer for this.” The outdoor pool cost $3.2 million to renovate, the first major renovation since its construction in 1969. Gone is the sandy bottom, as well as aging filtration systems and the old changing station. Here to stay is a new entryway with showers and restrooms, a community warming house with concessions, and numerous pool amenities. The pool now has a PVC plastic bottom, as well as a large accessible entry for residents with all kinds of needs. There are slides for little kids and big kids at heart, a volleyball net complete with adjacent basketball hoops, a rope course, a rock-climbing wall and, perhaps the most popular feature at the park, a 40-foot zip line that the mayor and city staff “tested” before the pool opened. “I’m looking forward to the children of this community having an asset to come and enjoy,” City Administrator John Harrenstein said. “We really tried to make it a place where children of all ages and their families can enjoy.”

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“When they started building it, we were really excited,” said Joneesha Fischer, who was at the pool supervising several children and teens. Angelee Hayden, 16, and her sister Rashelle, 13, were excited to try all the pool’s features, though pool staff does test younger swimmers before allowing them on the zip line or rock wall. “I don’t know what the zip line’s like, but I think I’m going to like it,” Rashelle said. Becky Hopp and her 8-year-old daughter, Haley, usually go to the Spring Lake Park pool every day during the summer. They’ve driven past the pool since it closed last fall to monitor construction, but they didn’t expect it to be so nice — though Haley thought the water was cold when she first jumped in. “We’re really excited,” Becky Hopp said. “It’s been kind of been a hard beginning of the summer not having our pool open.” Brandon Flom was busy playing with his wife and three children at the pool. While the Floms don’t always get out to the pool, they made sure to visit for the first day of its reopening. “It’s been fun,” he said. Older area residents can remember when the pool first opened in 1969. As Neil Kaus of the Greater Mankato YMCA put it, the Spring Lake Park facility was the finest of its kind in southern Minnesota when it was built. Before that, children swam in Hiniker Pond in Mankato. “(It’s) overwhelming,” Kaus said of the pool’s reopening. “I’m in awe of what this place is going to be for the residents of North Mankato and the surrounding area.” v

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Class III milk price hits highest mark since 2014 This column was written for the marketing week ending Aug. 2. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the July benchmark Class III milk price at $17.55 per hundredweight, up $1.28 from June, $3.45 above July 2018, and the highest Class III price since December 2014. It equates to $1.51 per gallon, up from $1.40 in June and $1.21 a year ago. California’s July 4b cheese milk price a year ago was $14.09, $3.46 below this year’s FO Class III price. Late Friday morning Class III futures portended an August price at $17.29; September, $17.77; October, $17.78; November, $17.57 and December at $17.12. Looking ahead, the bottom for 2020 was $16.59 in March. The seven month Class III average stands at $15.58, up from $14.37 at this time a year ago and $16.02 in 2017. The July Class IV price is $16.90, up 7 cents from June, $2.76 above a year ago, and the highest Class IV since November 2014. Its seven month average is at $16.11, up from $13.73 a year ago and $15.30 in 2017. n The Aug. 1 Dairy Products report shows June total cheese output slipped to 1.07 billion pounds, down 3.3 percent from May but 0.6 percent above June 2018. Year-to-date output was at 6.48 billion pounds, up 0.8 percent from a year ago. Wisconsin produced 279.1 million pounds of that total, down 2.2 percent from May and 0.7 percent below a year ago. California produced 206.6 million pounds, down 5.2 percent from May but 0.8 percent above a year ago. Idaho contributed 85.8 million pounds, up 9.6 percent from May and 2.8 percent above a year ago. Minnesota output totaled 61 million pounds, down 5.1 percent from May and 1.1 percent below a year ago. New Mexico produced 76.9 million, down 6.0 percent

News and information for Minnesota and Northern Iowa dairy producers from May but 3.6 percent above a year By Lee Mielke ago. Italian cheese totaled 468.95 million pounds, down 1.3 percent from May but 4 percent above a year ago. The year-to-date Italian stands at 2.8 billion pounds, up 2.9 percent. Mozzarella output also jumped, hitting 375.8 million pounds, up 5.8 percent from a year ago, with year-to-date at 2.2 billion pounds, up 4.9 percent. American type cheese totaled 426.5 million pounds, down 3.9 percent from May and 0.6 percent below a year ago, with year-to-date at 2.6 billion pounds, down 1.6 percent. Cheddar output, the cheese traded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, fell to just under 307 million pounds, down 14.7 million pounds or 4.6 percent from May and 5.9 million pounds or 1.9 percent below a year ago. The year-to-date cheddar is at 1.85 billion pounds, down 2.7 percent. Revisions added 2.3 million pounds to the May total, now put at 321.7 million, up 0.9 percent from a year ago, compared to the originally reported 0.2 percent increase. Butter output fell to 146.5 million pounds, down 14.4 million pounds or 8.9 percent from May but 4.4 million pounds or 3.1 percent above a year ago, ending fourth consecutive months that output was below a year ago. The year-to-date butter is at 999.8 million pounds, down 1.9 percent from 2018. Revisions reduced last month’s butter total by 2.1 million pounds, to 160.9 million, 5.4 percent below a year MIELKE MARKET WEEKLY

ago. Yogurt output, at 360.8 million pounds, was down 3.3 percent from a year ago, with year-to-date at 2.2 billion pounds, down 2.1 percent. Dry whey totaled 81.1 million pounds, up 2 percent from May but 6.3 percent below a year ago, with year-todate at 468.1 million pounds, down 11.6 percent. Stocks totaled 68.1 million pounds, up 3.8 percent from May but 0.9 percent below those a year ago. Nonfat dry milk production totaled 155.6 million pounds, down 8.8 percent from May but 2.2 percent above a year ago. Year-to-date powder is at 981.8 million pounds, down 0.4 percent from 2018 stocks moved higher to 288.7 million pounds, up 4.6 million pounds or 1.6 percent from May but were 14.6 million pounds or 4.8 percent below the 2018 level. Skim milk powder soared to 44.4 million pounds, up 19.2 million or 76.2 percent from May but was 15 million or 25.3 percent below a year ago. Yearto-date skim hit 236.7 million pounds, down 16.5 percent from a year ago. n Cash dairy traders are perhaps more concerned over President Trump’s announcement Aug. 1 that the United States will impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports starting Sept. 1. The cheddar blocks closed the first Friday of August at $1.82 per pound, down a half-cent on the week but 23.25 cents above a year ago. The barrels finished at $1.6925, down 2.75 cents, 21.75 cents above a year ago, but 12.75 cents below the blocks. Sales amounted to three cars of block on the

week, 53 for the month of July, down from 71 in June. 24 cars of barrel traded places on the week, 115 on the month, down from 159 in June. FC Stone stated in its July 29 Early Morning Update that “Dairy product demand seems to have slumped somewhat this month, but that doesn’t eliminate issues with milk production or cow culling on U.S. dairy farms.” It adds that U.S. milk production was flat vs. last year through June but “Dairy producers have done a great job of increasing component production, particularly fat, for several years now. Component production bumps U.S. milk production to 0.8 percent growth for the first six months of this year. Still that’s down from last year.” n Dairy Market News says most Midwest cheesemakers report that demand is meeting expectations but some say the early summer upticks have steadied somewhat. Curd and process cheesemakers continue to report positive sales numbers. Cheese production has slowed, as spot milk availability is dwindling. Those looking for spot milk are finding discounts harder to find. Prices ranged from $1 under to $2 over Class. Cheese stocks are balanced regionally. Western cheese production remains active with plenty of milk on hand and plants are running near full capacity. Some parts of the region saw a few milk loads at $4 to $5 under Class. Cheese inventories are generally comfortable as steady end user and consumer demand has been able to offset production. See MIELKE, pg. 2B


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Fuess: U.S. skim milk powder sales down 88 percent MIELKE, from pg. 2B below June 2018 and $5.70 below the 2011 base average of $71.60 per cwt. Milk cow replacements averaged $1,240 per head for the quarter in July, up $100 per head from April, but $80 below July 2018. Prices averaged $1,300 per head in California, up $200 from April and unchanged from a year ago. Wisconsin averaged $1,210 per head, up $80 from April but $40 below July 2018. The USDA’s latest Crop Progress report shows 58 percent of U.S. corn was silking, as of the week ending July 28, up from 35 percent the previous week but 32 percent below a year ago and 25 percent behind the five year average. Fifty-eight percent of the crop is rated good to excellent, down from 72 percent a year ago. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. soybeans are blooming, up from 40 percent the previous week, 28 percent behind a year ago, and 22 percent below the five year average. Fifty-four percent are rated good to excellent, down from 70 percent a year ago. Sixtyone percent of the cotton crop is rated good to excel-

lent, up from 43 percent a year ago. n June trade data is indicative of China’s continuing increase of dairy imports, unfortunately it is of small benefit to U.S. dairy farmers, according to Lucas Fuess, director of dairy market intelligence with HighGround Dairy in Chicago. Speaking in the Aug. 5 Dairy Radio Now broadcast, Fuess reported that whole milk and skim milk powder imports were strong. Fat imports, including anhydrous milkfat and butter, were down from a year ago, but last year was a very strong year, he said. The only area of “no hope in sight for recovery” is whey and lactose, due to the African swine fever outbreak. China also continues to diversify what countries it purchases dairy products from, according to Fuess. He cited skim milk powder as an example. June imports were up 27 percent from a year ago, he said, but the U.S. market share fell from 18 percent to just 2 percent. U.S. sales were down 88 percent from a year ago, he said. There will be a protein deficit in China, due to the

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slaughter of the pig herd there and some of that will be made up by dairy protein. Fuess says “That is the ray of hope we continue to look out for.” He said “Chinese consumers are shifting away from pork which is becoming expensive and hopefully moving to dairy products.” China is also culling some of their dairy herd to get that protein so that will increase imports as they cannot produce the product domestically. The best end is that the United States and China resolve their trade differences so the United States can export more of its dairy products to China, he concluded. The latest tariff threat surely puts that hope on hold. The USDA revised its April fluid milk sales report and while the correction is better news, it still begs for a change of direction. The revision shows 3.8 billion pounds of packaged fluid sales, up from 3.7 billion originally reported but still down 1 percent from a year ago versus a 3.1 percent drop originally reported. Conventional product sales totaled 3.6 billion pounds, down 0.4 percent from a year ago, instead of 2.4 percent. Organic products, at 188 million pounds, were down 11 percent, instead of 16.5 percent, and represented about 4.9 percent of total sales for the month. The July 26 Dairy and Food Market Analyst reports that fluid sales through all channels declined by 0.8 percent in May with conventional sales down 0.8 percent and organic sales down 0.7 See MIELKE, pg. 3B

Factors to consider when selecting mastitis tubes ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Understanding the different components of mastitis tubes and their labeling can help you select the correct treatment for your infected cows. A good first step is culturing the milk of infected cows so you know which pathogens you are treating. As always, you should consult with your veterinarian before administering any medication to your animals. Here are the selection factors you should consider: Antibiotic — The antibiotic is the actual drug that the mastitis tube contains. Some examples of antibiotics are amoxicillin, ampicillin and penicillin. Knowing the drug in your mastitis tube is helpful, as some herds can become immune or resistant to certain drugs over time. Bactericidal vs. bacteriostatic treatment — These two terms refer to what the antibiotic does to the bacteria/pathogen. Bactericidal treatments will kill the bacteria; bacteriostatic treatments will slow the bacteria’s growth or reproduction. The majority of mastitis tubes on the market are bactericidal. Spectrum — The spectrum of the tube indicates the range of bacteria an antibiotic will treat. Broad spectrum tubes will treat a wider range than narrow spectrum tubes. However, narrow spectrum mastitis

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Senate Finance Committee hears input on US-M-C agreement MIELKE, from pg. 3B percent. It adds, “Retail fluid milk sales fell at an accelerated pace during June and were down 4.2 percent in the four weeks ending June 16, according to IRI market research data. The activist video showing animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms was released at the start of the month, which was a contributing factor. Non-dairy milk sales were up 4.2 percent year over year in those four weeks and had 8.1 percent market share,” according to the DFMA. In politics, the Senate Finance Committee convened a hearing July 30 on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The National Milk Producers

Federation president and CEO Jim Mulhern praised testimony given by Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. Vilsack stated that “The USMCA delivers key wins for America’s dairy farmers and the exports that drive stronger sales. With USMCA, dairy farmers will see more export opportunities and greater trade certainty. Without USMCA, we lose out on $314 million in additional dairy exports. We also lose the benefit of the new rules this deal puts in place, such as key reforms to Canada’s dairy system and stronger safeguards for our cheese exports to Mexico.”

Mulhern commend the Senate for spotlighting USMCA’s importance and strongly support the testimony offered by USDEC on how the agreement benefits dairy. To usher in USMCA’s improvements for dairy farmers and build momentum for additional trade agreements with key markets like Japan, we urge swift action to resolve any outstanding issues and secure approval of USMCA.” 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 v

Forum pushes dairy to think with the next generation The recent Dairy Experience Forum in St. Paul, Minn. brought dairy farmers, industry experts and partners together to continue conversations around dairy innovation, sustainability and the consumer mindset of Generation Z. “Last year’s forum challenged us to dive deep into how we can put the consumer above everything else and provide an excellent dairy experience,” said Lucas Lentsch, CEO of Midwest Dairy. “This year’s forum was designed to take that discussion to the next level and equip us with insights and tools to pave the way for disruptive dairy innovation. Our hope is that attendees take what they learned and bring it to their local/industry groups, boards, co-ops, and other partners to challenge the status quo thinking.” Among the highlights of the event was a live Generation Z consumer focus group of eight young adults, ages 18-21, who discussed how their generation’s personal values and perceptions of food impact how they make purchasing decisions. During the discussion it became apparent that while Generation Z (born between 1996-2010) has some similarities to the millennials who proceed them, they are also very

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different. Overall, the group identified themselves as skeptics, career-focused, more protective of their social media exposure, concerned about equality and driven to make the world a better place. Given their on-the-go-lifestyles, convenience is a top priority, which provides numerous untapped opportunities for dairy to innovate and create products that will fit consumers’ ever-changing needs. Building off the discussion of proactive and disruptive innovation, Lentsch hosted an Innovation Panel. The assembled group reinforced the notion that in order to truly innovate, the dairy industry needs to tap into the consumer mindset and establish a type of brand love for dairy. This panel discussed the need for consistent and spontaneous innovation in order to spark brand love. As an industry, dairy has always been very consistent – providing a fresh, nutritious product produced by farmers. However, there is opportunity for dairy to be more spontaneous by creating products that disrupt the category and meet consumers’ needs in new and unexpected ways. When discussing an example of disruptive innovation, General Mills Director Erika Thiem shared a recent journey her team took after seeing a loss of market share in the traditional yogurt segment. They knew they needed something different — even if it meant possibly cannibalizing some of their own sales. “We needed to find out why consumers were firing traditional yogurt products in the category,” said Thiem. “Falling in love with what the problem was led us to create a new French-style yogurt which fulfills the need of a consumer who’s looking for a calm moment to relax. Taking the time to understand the job the product needed to do for the consumer really

helped us follow the innovation path.” Another hot topic of the forum was a discussion about e-commerce and how it is both changing the way consumers shop for their food and also how they discover new products. With online food sales expected to grow 20 percent by 2023, there is opportunity for dairy as consumers will continue to seek out foods that are fresh, local, convenient and align with their values. While the process for discovering these foods might look different in the future, e-commerce is very exciting as it allows niche products to reach an even larger audience much faster and to build brand loyalty much more quickly than traditional brick-andmortar stores. Research shows once a consumer buys your product online, they are likely to purchase it time and time again. Sustainability continues to be an important driver for consumers, and the Generation Z focus group participants, as well as several speakers, discussed how farmers are the solution for sustainability issues — not the problem. On the front lines and with a deep investment in animal and land stewardship, dairy farmers can address root sustainability issues like water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, caring for the earth and animal welfare. While this is an everyday mission for farmers, speakers challenged farmers to proactively share the stories about how they are caring for the world in tangible ways in order to better connect consumers with the truths about dairy farming and sustainability. For more information on this year’s forum, visit This article was submitted by Midwest Dairy. v

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Robotics allow dairy operation with smaller work force By PAUL MALCHOW The Land Managing Editor GREEN ISLE, Minn. — When you’re milking six cows, daily chores are pretty simple and easy to accomplish. But when that number grows to over 180 head, more help is required. Unfortunately, especially in today’s world, good help is hard to find. Jim Dieball knew if he was going to expand his dairy operation he needed to address the labor supply — or lack thereof. Last November, Dieball installed a Photos by Paul Malchow robotic milking system and couldn’t be more pleased with Plagued by rain delays, the Dieball’s new barn was finally in operation last November. They opened their dairy for a U of M Extension tour on July 15. the result.

Dieball’s new barn allows cows to move about freely. They seemed relaxed and content in their surroundings. “With this system, one person can manage 200 cows,” Dieball said. The Dieball family opened their operation for a University of Minnesota Extension tour on July 15. About 50 people came to get a first-hand look at the modern facility. During World War II, the Dieball family made their way across Europe as refugees and eventually came to the

Like a mini-spa, these brushes located inside the barn are activated by touch and provide cows with a quick massage.

United States, starting Dieball Dairy when Karl was 6 years old. The current farm site, located southeast of Green Isle, Minn., was purchased in 1956 consisting of 125 acres and six dairy cows. Karl and Rosemary Dieball and their sons John and Jim milk and grow crops. John lives on a farm south of the home place with his wife, Jenny and two children. Jim lives and works on the farm full time with his wife, Wendy, and their two children. The Dieballs Jim Dieball holds a collar were named Sibley which is worn by each cow County’s farm family and is the brains of the milkof the year in 2018. ing system. Incorporating the mechanized milking system actually began a few years ago. “We visited different farms for eight years,” said Dieball, “and talked to a lot of people. We found an operation in Swanville, Minn. that was identical to the system we have here.” “We went through the building process with Lester’s (Lester Building Systems of Lester Prairie, Minn.) and spent about a year hashing out details,” Dieball went on to say. He took it upon himself to act as the general contractor for the construction. “I would reconsider doing that again,” he admitted. “It was very stressful. Saved a lot of money though. My advice would be to hire people who have done it before, do your homework, and pray it doesn’t rain.”

But rain is exactly what the Dieballs got during the construction of their barn. “Just as it would start to dry out enough for the workers, it would rain again,” Jim said. “Luckily they were easy-going about it and were able to work at different sites while we dried out. But it put us months behind schedule.” The barn is very open in design, allowing the cows to move freely about. Large fans made up the entire north wall; and in spite of the sweltering heat, the barn was quite comfortable. An automated scraping system keeps the area free of manure. A battery-operated sweeper patrols the barn’s See DIEBALL, pg. 8B


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Collars worn by each cow is the brains behind the system DIEBALL, from pg. 5B feeding area — pushing the haylage back within the cows’ reach. The barn’s floor layout is programmed into the sweeper so it knows when and how far to turn to the next aisle. But most impressive is the milking system. The Dieballs settled on a Lely A4 Astronauts robotic milking system. Leedstone is the distributor of the Lely product and worked with the Dieballs during installation and early operation. Leedstone representatives were The Dieball dairy uses sand for bedding on hand on July 15 to help with the instead of straw. The sand conforms to the animals’ body for more comfort and tour. a cleaner stall.

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The Lely system is guided by a collar the shock from an electric fence,” worn by each cow. Sensors on the collar Tennanc said. “Just enough to keep will track a cow’s heart rate and tem- them moving.” perature which will immediately tell the Dieballs if a cow is sick. It also indicates when a cow is in heat. But the main function of the collar enables the system to interact with each cow. The Dieball barn features three robotic milking stations and each station can serve about 65 cows. The cows patiently wait their turn to enter the small penned area which has gates Cows wait their turn at the automated milker. on either end. As the last cow leaves, the gate automatically opens to let the next cow in. As the cow enters the pen, the system reads that particular cow’s information off of the collar. The system will know when that particular cow was last milked. It will also have that particular animal’s feed requirements and the system deposits a ration of feed for the cow to munch on as she is being milked. An automated brush system washes each udder before the milking process begins. Each cow’s udder is mapped by lasers to guide the cups to the cow’s teats. This information is stored in the system. “We average 1.4 tries to connect A battery-operated robotic sweeper with the cows,” said Leedstone’s Clay keeps the aisles clean and pushes the Tennanc who guided the July 15 tour. haylage back within the cows’ reach. “If we go five tries without success, we Dieball said the cows learned the sysknow something is wrong and can fix tem quickly. “The cows caught on faster the problem right away.” than the people,” he laughed. “It took “We should get 25-33 pounds of milk us about two months to figure out what with each milking,” Tennanc went on to to do and when to do it. After four days, say. “Production tables are set up for the cows started to catch on and threeeach cow. If production drops, the sys- fourths were going on their own. We tem won’t let that cow milk three really don’t have to train the newcomtimes.” ers to the herd. They learn from watchIf a cow tries to butt in line for a ing the other cows.” quick snack, but isn’t supposed to be “About one percent of cows just don’t milked at that particular time, it work with robots,” Tennanc added. “It’s doesn’t get a feed ration and receives a a mental thing. They just like that permild electrical shock to move it along sonal touch.” through the pen. “It’s much less than See DIEBALL, pg. 11B

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Developers take driverless tractor to the fields By KRISTIN KVENO Rupp enjoyed working with farmers The Land Staff Writer across the Midwest. “The farmers were salt of the earth.” Those producers allowed At one time, driverless tractors seemed Rupp to plant their fields. “We could clip off right out of a science fiction novel; but 500 acres in a day.” today we’re learning more about autonomous tractors becoming a reality in farmThough the tractor was fully autonoing. It may be a while before they become mous, there was a visual on it at all times. readily available to all, but thanks to a “I was out in the field with a kill switch in collaboration with Sabanto, NK Seeds and my hand,” Rupp said. This initial planting Crystal Valley Co-op, the opportunity to opportunity was all about the experience. have a driverless tractor take part in “I wanted to do this for the lowest cost posplanting this past spring in southern sible.” Minnesota became a reality. For the farmers and for Rupp, this was For Sabanto co-founder and chief executhe chance to try something innovative. “It tive officer Craig Rupp, developing an was a learning experience for both of us.” autonomous tractor marries the two things The feedback he received from farmers he’s he’s passionate about: farming and techworked with on this is positive. “They nology. Rupp grew up on a farm in northunderstand they have a labor shortage and west Iowa. And while his career initially Photos submitted see autonomy as a solution to some of their took him away from agriculture and into A collaboration between Sabanto, NK Seeds and Crystal Valley Co-op field- problems,” Rupp said. the cellular field, it was his desire to work tested this autonomous tractor throughout the midwest this spring. “I think autonomy will be a reality,” Rupp in the agricultural sector that brought him said. “A farmer’s job isn’t really to be a There were definitely lessons learned from this to John Deere. He used his electrical engineering tractor jockey, it’s to be an agronomist.” This technolbackground to develop the StarFire receiver naviga- first spring of planting with the autonomous tractor. ogy lets farmers to get out from behind the wheel and “We struggled with communications for a large portion system and GreenStar touchhave the time to devote to the tion of a day. We just couldn’t keep up our cellular screen display. He then wanted to health of their crops and soil. link.” Rupp realized he was unable to use data on his do something different and decided For Mike Schultz, agronomist phone — though he had four bars which he needed to to start Sabanto with Kyler Laird. with NK Seeds, this was his first run the planter. “The solution to the problem hit me “We met in 2017 at the AgBot experience with autonomous traclike a brick,” Rupp said. “I found a data services comChallenge held in Rockville, Ind.,” tors. “We focused on working with pany in the Oklahoma panhandle. We used to deploy Rupp recalled. “We decided in the individuals who wanted to be the cellular repeaters and if not installed properly, the fall of last year to take autonomy first ones to witness and be a part of feedback will eliminate any chances of communicatinto agriculture.” Craig Rupp the future of farming,” Schultz said. ing. We were 50 feet from the farmer’s machine shed. Mike Schultz By September 2018, Rupp had Sure enough, he was using a number of cellular taken a JCB Fastrac with a Harvest International See TRACTOR, pg. 11B repeaters. Problem solved.” 18-row planter with precision planting equipment and made autonomous modifications to it. This past spring the goal was to have the tractor plant from the south to the north. “We initially wanted to go from Texas to Canada,” Rupp said. Because of weather and BEANS, from pg. 9B North Dakota territory with seven receiving stations logistical issues, the farthest south they went was in North Dakota and one in Minnesota. started, we’ve passed with 99 percent scores each Arkansas. “We decided to pair it down and just go The edible bean history of the Minnesota-North through the Midwest.” Rupp and Laird got their com- year. But that means we’ve got a great staff that takes pride in their work”. Dakota region dates back to the early 1900s. Settlers mercial driver’s licenses so they could drive the semimoved into this area from the eastern United States. As you might expect, edible beans are very much a truck with the tractor and planter on it around the Midwest. “I’ve learned a lot. This whole spring was a world-wide commodity. Forty percent of the dark red Commercial production of edible beans (navy and kidneys leave America with Italy being the single great northern) first occurred during World War II, learning experience” Rupp said. biggest destination. “We’re working with many differ- but ended shortly after the war. It wasn’t until the ent canners, so don’t really know where in America 1960s that edible bean re-entered this territory. our beans go. But with more and more concerns Today, the classes of edible beans include dark and about protein in the diet, edible beans seems to be a light kidney beans, red beans, black beans, small red beans, pink beans and great northern beans. permanent niche in the diets of many Americans.” The production of edible beans has helped many Andy’s wife, Echo, (who is the company’s office manager and international sales director) apparent- growers make their farming operation more profitable. ly knows edible bean cookery too. “She often sur- Plus these growers are producing a nutritious highprises our bean team with how many different meals protein food source which helps feed a hungry world. can be made with beans.” Cork Fehr is Bonanza Beans’ sales manager. Dean At this stage, Bonanza Beans is likely the largest Schaefer is the founder and board chairman. Schaefer Minnesota cleaning facility for dark red kidneys; but is a major edible bean grower too. Bonanza Beans there is a bigger facility in Wisconsin. MIN/DAK is can be reached via email at v the largest edible bean cooperative in the Minnesota/ The office phone number is (320) 384-2811.

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Schultz: Watching tractor do its job was ‘very surreal’ TRACTOR, from pg. 10B a reality check that it’s here. It was Being a part of this opportunity kind of amazing how technology in allowed Schultz to watch the autonagriculture can go from an idea to omous tractor do its job. “It was very actually happening.” surreal seeing the rig in action. In Leary believes that this type of watching a driverless tractor pertechnology would be a benefit in the form such a critical task, you wonfall in having an autonomous tracder what the not-so-distant future tor do tillage. That seems to be the may hold. Planting may be just the one thing that there’s never enough start. Tillage, spraying and combintime for after harvest and before the ing could all be possibilities.” weather turns too difficult. That There’s never enough time or peocould be a big advantage to farmers ple when it comes to planting and in the area to have the ability for harvest. “It always seems that a the tractor to follow the combine, farm and/or retail operation is one but not need anyone in the cab to man and one rig short — especially drive it. during the compressed planting and The chance to see a glimpse into harvest seasons we’ve been dealing the future of agriculture first hand with recently,” Schultz said. was a wonderful opportunity for all Time is definitely of the essence involved and provided a great colwhen it comes to planting. “Planting With this JCB Fastrac and a Harvest International 18-row planter, Rupp was able to plant laboration between all three compaa crop on time is one of the most 500 acres in a day without getting behind the wheel. nies. v critical steps to setting the table for a successful crop. Having access to autonomous tractors and planters will make it possible for growers to be much more efficient during the planting season,” will. Give us another six months.” DIEBALL, from pg. 8B Schultz said. With the new barn and milking system in operaManaging the construction of a new barn aside, Jason Leary, ag technology manager with Crystal Valley Co-op, worked with Sabanto and NK Seeds on tion, the Dieballs are focusing their attention to transitioning to the robotic system was difficult for this project. “We’ve been talking all winter getting developing the herd for milk production. “Reproduction the Dieballs. Herd size needed to be built up to make fields lined up,” Leary said. He worked to line up is a big factor,” Dieball said. “We have a rigorous the new system efficient, but those additional cows breeding program. Everything here is self-raised. We needed to be milked the “old-fashioned” way until the customers; but unfortunately, the don’t buy any animals.” new barn was ready. wet spring didn’t allow the time for the tractor to do those fields. “Our fresh cows produce about 100 pounds per day “We were waaay over-populated, but we had to do Instead, the tractor planted a test or better,” he added. “175 pounds per day is our high- it,” Dieball said. He added with a grin, “So far, so plot at Farmamerica in Waseca, est. We feel the genetics are there. It’s all about feed good!” v Minn. “We laid out where they were quality.” going to go.” Dieball said systemic cell count is about the same For Leary, “it’s technology that’s with the new system, but he’s confident that will been talked about; but to see it, it’s Jason Leary improve. “It will come down,” he stated. “I know it

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Rys farm sees substantial hail damage to crops Brandon Fast, Mountain Lake, Minn. – Aug. 1

Nancy Rys, Rock Creek, Minn. – July 26

“Everything’s progressing.” The Land spoke with Brandon Fast on Aug. 1 as he was still trying to find out the extent of the damage that 75 mile-per-hour winds did on his crops on July 20. “Tangled up some corn pretty bad.” Fast estimates that 25 percent of the corn was affected. The corn snapped right above the ear. “It was basically straight line winds.” For Fast the damage was disappointing. “The beans are fine.” The soybeans fared better in the storm than the corn. “They have a lot for flowers on them, they’re growing real nice.” There’s been about a half an inch of rain that fallen every week for most of the summer. “We’re perfect on moisture. We just need the heat to keep coming.” Fast has already gotten the combine out and has been working on the corn head and bean head. He’ll be spending some time off the farm working at the Minnesota Corn Growers Association booth at Farmfest Aug. 6-8. He’s ready to talk corn, policy, anything that visitors would like to discuss. As for the crops, they’re catching up. “Everything from the road looks pretty decent.”

John Haarstad, Rothsay, Minn. – July 26 “Last week we had the fair and it kept us pretty busy.” The Land spoke with John Haarstad on July 26 as he reported that a great time was had by the Haarstad family at the West Ottertail County Fair. His son will now be heading to the state fair to show his 4-H project there. Back on the farm, Haarstad sprayed soybeans on July 23 and July 24. “We’re flowering now.” According to Haarstad, the earlier planted beans don’t look nearly as good as beans planted a week later. The beans are shorter than usual, but Haarstad isn’t concerned about the height. The corn looks good. “There’s a little bit of green snap.” Haarstad had a crop adjuster come out to take a look at that. He believes that two to three percent of the corn has green snap due to a storm. The crop is 50 percent tasseled. With cooler temperatures forecasted next week, it’s great weather for pollination. Over the next few weeks Haarstad will start looking over the harvest equipment. He also plans on working on some drain tiling projects. The Haarstad farm received two and a half inches of rain in one hour on July 21. The crops aren’t hurting for moisture. “We’re doing well.”

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On July 19, a powerful storm hit the Rys farm. The Land spoke with Nancy Rys on July 26 as she was dealing with the aftermath of the severe weather a week ago. “A lot of hail damage to buildings and crops,” Rys said. There was golf ball-size hail at the farm and baseball-size hail in the fields. Lots of the corn crop was snapped off. It wasn’t just the hail which caused damage. Straight line winds also were part of the storm. “We lost a grain bin.” Thankfully, the Rys family was sky aware that day as they knew some strong storms were in the area. When the sky turned green it was time to take cover. “It was quick, it only last 16 minutes.” Nancy and her husband Tom were in the basement during the storm. It was only the second time in 28 years that they ever went to the basement in a storm. “For us this is rare.” The soybeans fared better than the corn. “They are kind of tattered up a little bit. We’re going to spray fungicide right away,” Rys said. In doing that, she hopes to combat any disease which might come in. It’s a week to 10 days earlier than planned, but it needs to get done now. “We’re overwhelmed.” While Rys was hoping for a good corn crop this year, she’ll be dealing with crop insurance instead. “We’ll survive. That’s why we farm, because there’s always a next year.”

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“Rain is getting a little short now. We could use some rain.” The Land spoke with Dale Bissen on Aug. 1 as he reported that while precipitation was needed he’s had the best crops on the drier years. The corn continues to be a week to 10 days behind. Bissen hopes there’s at least 50 days before a frost as the corn needs more time. The crop tasseled over a week ago. The cooler weather forecasted for the next week is ideal for pollinating. After pollinating Bissen hopes the warmer weather returns. “We need to get back in the mid-80s.” The beans look good. “They’ve actually stretched a bit.” The weed control in the bean fields is going great. “Probably not going to do any fungicide, the way it’s looking.” In the vineyard the grapes are turning color now. Bissen plans to apply fungicide one more time. Grape harvest will begin in September. Bissen is starting to think harvest and will start working on the combine soon. His summer is almost over, as he’ll start driving school bus on Aug. 12 when school resumes for the Southland school district. While Bissen will soon be back in the bus driver’s seat, he knows it won’t be long before he’s driving in the combine. He’s feeling optimistic about harvest. “There’s potential for a pretty darn good crop.”



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