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It seems lately announcements are er legal recourse when they are treated coming from Washington D.C. — and speunfairly by corporations.” cifically the U.S. Department of Again, it sounds good — if you happen to Agriculture — as fast as they can type. have a team of lawyers on retainer who Each one breathlessly unveils “a sweepcan spend a decade fighting some of the ing executive order” by President Joe biggest companies on the planet. Biden. (The USDA’s words, not mine.) And speaking of big companies, the This release arrived a couple of weeks USDA recently reminded us, ago: “Concentration in food processing has LAND MINDS “To address corporate consolidation in contributed to bottlenecks in America’s By Paul Malchow nearly every sector, President Joe Biden food supply chain. Just a few meatpacklast week signed a sweeping executive ers, with a few large processing faciliorder aimed at promoting competition ties, process most of the livestock that and fairness throughout the economy. farmers and ranchers raise into the The order includes 72 directives that will be carried meat that we buy. For example, just four large out by 12 federal agencies, many of which target the meat-packing companies control over 80 percent of agricultural sector.” the beef market alone.” Not being familiar with the ins and outs of the “USDA will commit $500 million of USDA’s Build White House, I can’t shed much light on what exact- Back Better Initiative funds through the American ly a “directive” entails. On the outside, it seems like Rescue Plan to support new competitive entrants in the President is asking various agencies for a favor. meat and poultry processing.  USDA will provide A number of these directives contain language such grants, loans, and technical assistance to address as “The executive order encourages the Federal concentration within the meat and poultry sectors Trade Commission to address anticompetitive and relieve supply chain bottlenecks by supporting restrictions on the repair of (farm equipment) items.” new meat and poultry processing facilities.” Or, “The order encourages FTC to ‘ensure consumers The dollar figure sounds impressive and increashave accurate, transparent labels that enable them ing competition seems like a good thing, but are to choose products made in the United States.’” Or, there new competitive entrants in meat and poultry “In the order, President Biden urges FTC to review processing out there — waiting to jump into the and revise their merger guidelines to ensure fray? To its credit, the USDA “has issued a Request patients are not harmed by such mergers.” Or, “The for Information to solicit public input into its strateorder encourages the Department of Justice to progy to improve meat and poultry processing infravide more robust scrutiny of banking mergers and structure and will hold targeted stakeholder meetmake it easier for customers to change banks.” ings and other public engagement to better underDoes Biden’s “urging” and “encouraging” carry a stand the needs, gaps, and barriers to fair and comlot of weight? Does the FTC or Department of petitive meat processing markets.” This input could Justice give a hoot? Are jobs and careers on the line make for some interesting reading. if Biden’s “encouragements” are ignored? The USDA announced in June it is providing more Admittedly, these directives sound good, but seem than $150 million to strengthen existing small and loosely based on reality. A few examples taken from very small processing facilities. “USDA has made the same release: $55.2 million available for Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grants to support expanded “In the livestock sector, corporations often have meat and poultry slaughter and processing capacity significant control over farmers, determining their and efficiency while maintaining strong inspection contracts, inputs, and wages. As a result, many and food safety standards.” The grants are for profarmers won’t say anything when they experience discrimination for fear the corporation will sabotage cessing facilities currently in operation and are working toward Federal inspection. their operation in retribution. The order would put into place anti-retaliation protections so that farmThe USDA release goes on to state, “With ers can assert their rights without the threat of American Rescue Plan funds, USDA will provide retaliation.” $100 million to reduce the financial burden of overtime inspection fees for small and very small Don’t corporations draft these contracts and set the terms contained in them? Don’t these same cor- poultry, meat and egg processing plants, which porations have the right to offer (or not offer) a con- provide farmers with local alternatives and greater tract to a farm operation? Is this right to withhold a capacity to process livestock.” contract seen as retribution or retaliation? If there So is a lack of federal inspection the big stumbling are any livestock producers out there who could block to increased meat processing capacity … or is help me out with the details of such arrangements, it a lack of small/very small facilities themselves? I’d appreciate it (email: From what I have read, existing small operations Also, the executive order “will offer farmers great- See LAND MINDS, pg. 4A


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USDA and meat legislation: Bigger means bitter, not better In a sweeping, 72-point executive order Some pros already are. A mid-July podon competition, the Biden Administration cast hosted by Moss featured two: announced it was taking dead aim at the Patrick Robinette, who owns Micro heavily concentrated “multinational comSummit Processors in Micro, N.C., and panies (that) increasingly dominate marMike Callicrate, a rancher and owner of kets for crops, chemicals, seeds, and Ranch Foods Direct of St. Francis, Kan. meat,” reported Bloomberg. Both have had long, painful dealings with meatpackers. The competition order that “reach(es) from the FDA to the Pentagon” includes “When I started feeding cattle in FARM & FOOD FILE 1978,” Callicrate relates, “I had 20 near“directives… such as rules that would help chicken farmers and ranchers… win by packers … and 65 to 70 percent of the By Alan Guebert claims against poultry and meat packconsumer dollar came back to the caters, and (a) better-defined ‘Product of tle producer. Early last summer (after the USA’ label,” explained Bloomberg. decades of meatpacker consolidation) that fell to 27 percent.” That collapse While farmers and ranchers have waited decades means a “massive extraction of wealth from the to hear those words, the July 9 edict is the easy farmer and rancher.” part. The really “heavy lift” is making the words a reality, relates Diana Moss, president of the It also had a huge impact on the local and regionAmerican Antitrust Institute, a Washington, economies. As four packers came to dominate the based non-profit that promotes competition. national meat scene, “We saw our regional food system simply disappear because almost all of our local For example, she explains in a telephone interview, “Technically it’s possible to break up the meat- business was gone.” packer cartel,” one of the order’s biggest targets, Robinette, 1,500 miles away in North Carolina, “through antitrust prosecution.” And, in fact, the agrees. Today’s heavily concentrated, deeply inteAdministration is trying to do just that in several grated food system “has no pathways … to accom“cases against Big Tech right now.” modate small producers.” However, since “the packer cartel is in the middle And transnational meatpackers aren’t the only of the food supply chain” (it buys livestock and poul- problem. An ever-more monolithic USDA is a growtry from farmers and ranchers to process and sell to ing headache, also. the public), any disruption — like, say, an antitrust “Often, USDA is confrontational,” says Robinette, action — could have severe consequences on the who deals with federal meat inspectors daily. nation’s food supply and distribution.  “They’d be happier if they could turn us into the A better approach, Moss suggests, is through more next Tyson” because they can deal with big; it’s coordinated public policy actions. First, yes, aggres- what they are trained to do. Small, however, consive antitrust action in the courts. Second, tougher founds them. “regulatory oversight from the U.S. Department of That’s especially true when it comes to country of Agriculture”. And third, “legislative help to level the origin labeling, or COOL, say the local producers. playing field” like “reforming the Packers and Hard as it is to believe, USDA still opposes COOL Stockyards Act.” because, as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack And, she adds, everyone should be aware “that the claims, labeling U.S. meat violates several free trade bigger the problem, the bigger the fix”: Farmers, agreements. ranchers, their farm groups, Congress, the  That stance, however, gives multinational packers Department of Justice, and USDA need to go big on license to source meat from dozens of nations, have all three fronts if challenged on any one of them.  it stamped “USDA Inspected,” and sell it to an


RFA clears way for disaster loans ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Rural Finance Authority Board has determined an emergency exists in Minnesota due to drought, which makes zero-interest loans available immediately for Minnesota farmers whose operations are suffering from lack of rain. The Disaster Recovery Loan Program can be used to help cover lost revenue or expenses not covered by insurance. The funds can be used to help clean up, repair, or replace farm buildings, repair or replace septic and water systems, replace seed, fertilizer (or

other cropping inputs), feed, or livestock and poultry. Eligible farmers must have received at least 50 percent of their annual gross income from farming for the past three years and will work through their bank to secure the loans from the RFA. For more information, visit This article was submitted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. v

unknowing American public as U.S.-grown meat while deeply undermining American ranchers and farmers like Callicrate and Robinette. Vilsack is now talking about a label that reads “Product of the USA,” but Callicrate and Robinette are leery of Big Meat’s lobbying muscle. Which goes back to Moss’s integrated public policy approach to make the Biden initiative bite: The courts, the regulators, Congress, and the farm and ranching public all have to do their share of lifting if there’s any chance for all to be lifted. The Farm and Food File is published weekly through the United States and Canada. Past columns, events and contact information are posted at v


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Galligan’s latest mystery has readers twisting in the heat In life, a lot depends on what you find. which you’ll find in “Bad “Bad Moon Rising: A Bad Axe County Novel” Moon Rising.” Dinner will be decided when you open by John Galligan the freezer. Your evening’s entertainment It’s that last one that’ll is predicated by what’s on TV. Tomorrow get you. c.2021, Atria might be scheduled, but minute-by-minAuthor John Galligan $17.00 / $23.00 Canada ute will depend on what you find. And if sets his latest novel down 324 pages you’re Sheriff Heidi Kick in the new novel in a heatwave, complete “Bad Moon Rising” by John Galligan, you with late-summer shawls might find a few dead bodies. — until (and maybe as a part of her son THE BOOKWORM of wriggling tree parasites Barry’s, campaign to kick Kick out of SEZ The guy laying in the ditch had had a — both of which are downoffice and to be the next sheriff), Babette rough few hours before he expired. right uncomfortable, even By Terri Schlichenmeyer Rickreiner purchased the Bad Axe though they’re placed off His body was covered with bug bites, Broadcaster and Grape was fired. to the side of the story. and stings from wild parsnip growing He didn’t die in Vietnam. No, the Rickreiners Their presence make this tale feel omialong the side roads in Bad Axe County. He’d gone might’ve been the death of Grape Fanta, if his most nous, as if it’s sneaking up behind you, causing you unwashed for a while; he was half-naked, with a to look over your shoulder or scratch a sudden, prolific, most irritating Letters-to-the-Editor writer rubber boot on one foot, two gunshot wounds in his squirmy itch. Add a taunting texter and a soddy (as body, and dirt in his lungs. When the county coroner didn’t beat them to it. told Kick that the man had been buried alive, well It was hot that summer; Bad Axe County had seen if the reason for the murders isn’t enough to make you recoil). … it made her sick to her stomach. daily temps well over 100 degrees; but that was But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Just okay with Sammy Squirrel. He barely even noticed, That, or she was pregnant again, though she prayed hard the latter wasn’t true. She and her hus- as he cinched his backpack and headed south out of read the book. Read “Bad Moon Rising,” and you’ll find it to be quite the mystery. LaCrosse. band, Harley, were having enough trouble with one of their twin boys. She needed another baby like she Look for the reviewed book at a bookstore or a Cassie, who lived in his head, called him a needed another missing person case. library near you. You may also find the book at Chicken, but he was on a mission... Leroy “Grape” Fanta had seen action in Vietnam, In your mind somewhere, there may be a checklist online book retailers. was injured and exposed to Agent Orange, came The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. Terri has of things you need in a good mystery: a few gruehome, and ended up in Small Town Wisconsin to somely-dead bodies, for sure; a crimesolver who isn’t been reading since she was 3 years old and never become a newspaperman. Covering the southwest goes anywhere without a book. She lives in squeaky-clean; murder scenes that make you griWisconsin area was all he knew and what he’d loved mace, perhaps; and a sense of forboding — all of Wisconsin with three dogs and 10,000 books. v

Bring your questions to government leaders at Farmfest Potts, president and CEO of the Meat Institute. Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish had this to say: “Covid-19 shined a light on areas Meanwhile, closer to home, the 2021 Minnesota are hampered by a lack of trained meat cutters and where we need to improve, including internet the physical limitations of their site. This $150 mil- House and Senate was patting themselves on the access, mental health access and access to small back — touting their own measures to fight the lion doesn’t seem to address either of those issues. meat processors. The state funding for these and meat processing bottleneck. The legislature Rob Larew of the National Farmers Union said other Minnesota Farmers Union priorities will approved funding to expand small and mid-scale Biden’s executive order “will go a long strengthen rural communities.” meat and poultry processing, including $750,000 to way towards building the resilient, equitable food start or expand meat and poultry processing plants; Wertish is scheduled to appear at Farmfest on system that farmers and consumers deserve.” $110,000 to hire additional inspection staff; Aug. 4 to take part in a panel discussion on the next Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm $150,000 to hire a dedicated meat scientist; and Farm Bill legislation. Gov. Tim Walz is also expected Bureau Federation, was a little more reserved, sayfunding for a new meat processing technical trainto deliver an address to the public that same day. A ing the group would examine the details of the ing program which includes a mobile slaughter unit. number of elected and agricultural leaders will be order, and would work with the administration “to attending Farmfest over the three days (Aug. 3-5). It Is this enough incentive to bring more processing ensure changes are consistent with our grassroots is a rare opportunity to hear their views and peroptions to farmers? Does it alleviate America’s policy, and farmers and ranchers are provided great- dependence on the “Big Four” processors in the haps even get answers to a question or two. er flexibility to remain competitive in our growing United States? Time will tell, I suppose. Just how Paul Malchow is the managing editor of The Land. economy.” much time could be another matter. He may be reached at v But not everyone is thrilled with the announcement from the White House. The North American Meat Institute, a trade group representing meat and poultry producers, said it remained opposed to Send your letters to: Editor, The Land changes to the act that Biden was seeking to amend. “Government intervention in the market will 418 South Second St., Mankato, MN 56001 increase the cost of food for consumers at a time e-mail: when many are still suffering from the economic consequences of the pandemic,” said Julie Anna All letters must be signed and accompanied by a phone number (not for publication) to verify authenticity. LAND MINDS, from pg. 2A

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Weeds, bugs, a little less talkin’ and a little more walkin’ I have missed many rows each, meant it took things over the years: the some time to get across the punchline of a joke, the bus, field. And on those hottest a deadline, a fly while tryof days there was never a ing to swat at it, the point more welcome sight than from time to time, pushing the water jug at the end of the button at the right time each round. That jug was in order to land the field passed from one person to cultivator in the ground at the next with reckless precisely the right time … abandon and absolutely no TABLE TALK and my dad after he died. regard to the health and By Karen Schwaller welfare of those who dared But one of the things Dad to drink out of it after the commissioned us kids to do person before them lowered simply because he was a farmer, was the water level. to walk beans. We all had a certain order in which It was an “all-hands-on-deck” situawe walked (something I’m sure Dad tion, with a crew of seven children. dreamed up so we would all pay the Mom got the kids and the water jugs most attention to what we were supready and Dad made sure the hoes posed to be doing). were sharpened (and eventually, the corn knives—as Dad finally gave up It was years of bean walking that on having us pull everything out by made me wonder why any farm woman the roots). anywhere would decorate her kitchen with a sunflower motif. Those things It was only Mom and Dad who had assaulted my hands time and time the hoes to begin with. Mom, so she could move right along with everyone; again as we pulled them out of the rows. For the beautiful flowers they and Dad, who used it not only to hoe generate, it seemed hardly worth it. the weeds out, but to poke us on the head to tell us we “…forgot one back And the mosquitos and sweat bees! there.” It was a simple remedy back then of placing a little vanilla behind the ear It was a 7 a.m. arrival time at the field during bean walking season. But to ward off mosquitos, but there was the day started much sooner than that nothing but simple hand-to-hand combat to deal with the sweat bees, who for Dad and my brothers in order to would toy with us for hours until they get the chores done first. How I despised riding in the back of the pick- were tired enough of it to move on to other prey. up on those chilly mornings. The only good thing was that Mom and Dad Walking beans was how I learned to had given us kids all to each other, if walk in high heels, with that morning only that we could all keep each other dew falling off of the bean leaves and warm. Imagine a truck bed full of kids onto the ground, caking up on the on the road today. heels of our sneakers. I was thankful All of those people, times four or six when I first earned the right to carry

Free waste pesticide collections The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is hosting free waste pesticide collections to residents of Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties. The program accepts unwanted, unusable agricultural and consumer-type pesticides including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and rodenticides. However, crop oils, adjuvants, pesticide rinsate, fertilizer, treated seed, contaminated soil, and empty pesticide containers will not be accepted.

The 2021 MDA collections will be held on Aug. 3 in Ulen, Minn.; Aug. 4 in Crookston; Aug. 4 in Thief River Falls; Aug. 5 in Warren; and Aug. 5 in Hallock, Minn. Collection sites will accept up to 300 pounds of eligible product at no cost. Call (651) 214-6843 to drop off more than 300 pounds of product. For more information, visit www. This article was submitted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.v

a corn knife so I could scrape it all off occasionally. Us kids all grew up and left home eventually, and as that happened, Dad’s field crew dwindled over the years … just in time for the sprayer tank and a tractor to take our places. Our kids did a little bit of walking beans as they grew up and I remember when one of our sons (a growing boy and carrying a little extra weight in between growth spurts) told us he had a good plan for carrying the corn knife with him on the four-wheeler. “I just tuck right here,” he said as he grinned and lifted up his belly and stuck it underneath. Well, I guess that would work… Our daughter knew a South Dakota farmer who didn’t spray about 100 of his soybean acres so his children would

have the experience of walking beans like he did. I wonder if they are thankful for that experience, or if they ran out of the house when they turned 18. The youth of today know nothing of the joys of corn butt fights, the conversations shared between siblings as they hire out to walk other peoples’ beans, the amazing afternoon lunches the women often brought out, or even of the stern admonishments of a frustrated father telling his children, “…a little less talkin’ and a little more walkin.’’ I don’t miss that job, but I’m glad I grew up doing it. Well, now I’m glad. Karen Schwaller brings “Table Talk” to The Land from her home near Milford, Iowa. She can be reached at v


LEGAL DESCRIPTION Parcel 1: APPROX. 80.0 +/- ACRES - S½ SW¼ OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 103, RANGE 35, JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTA. Exact legal to govern. Parcel ID#: 02.013.0600 Parcel 2: APPROX. 164.0 +/- ACRES – N ½ NW ¼ & W ½ NE ¼, SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 103, RANGE 35, JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTA. Exact legal to govern. Parcel ID#: 02.030.0400 *Parcel 2 will be split into one 80-acre parcel and one 84-acre parcel and sold separately. TERMS Each parcel shall be sold separately upon the same terms described below: 1. The live auction shall take place at the Jackson National Guard Armory, 108 County Highway 51, Jackson, MN 56143, on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. 2. The successful Bidder will be required to submit an earnest money check in the amount of $25,000. The check shall be made payable to Premier Title Services Trust Account. 3. The successful Bidder will be required to execute a purchase agreement on completion of the bidding. The entire remaining balance of the purchase price, without interest, will be due and payable on or about November 30, 2021, or other such time as the parties agree, at which time title will be conveyed by a Trustee’s Deed. 4. Real estate taxes and assessments due and payable in 2021 will be paid by Seller. The successful Purchaser will assume responsibility for all taxes and assessments due and payable in 2022 and thereafter. 5. This property is being sold in an “AS IS”condition and the Seller makes no representations as to its acreage, tiling, or condition. The potential Purchaser shall inspect and be familiar with the present condition of the subject property, including but not limited to soil suitability, slope, grade or grades of land, irrigation, flood plain, weed and pest spectrum, habitat areas and the general flow and direction of irrigation waters and drainage.

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The Declaration of Independence: Revered or forgotten? On July 3 of this year, it backgrounds and experiencwas my privilege to attend es. Some were here for ecothe reading of the nomic reasons, others had Declaration of left their native country Independence at our town’s because they feared for park. This annual program their lives. The underlying has been organized by one common thread was how person in our community proud and thankful they for which I am extremely were to be in America. FROM MY grateful for her efforts. FARMHOUSE The Declaration of KITCHEN It wasn’t well attended. Independence must have Ture, people are busy, many something to do with the By Renae B. were focusing on their own freedom and liberty that we Vander Schaaf celebrations. Others can have enjoyed for over 200 recite the Declaration from memory. I years and that people from other counhope no one felt this historical paper tries desire and are willing to leave wasn’t really all that important. their homelands for. Yet it must have some significance. Many people who have been born in other countries have visited us on our farm during the past years. We would often share a meal together as we conversed on many different topics. Occasionally, an interpreter was necessary — sometimes for the language, other times explanations were needed as words have different meanings — and we would have a good laugh. I do enjoy hearing the different accents and learning about different cultures. Our guests have come from different

Until I started attending these public readings, my knowledge of the words of this historic document had faded to some hidden cavern in my brain. Even the patriotic songs Mrs. Sudenga had us learn in elementary school have become a distant memory. So I am thankful the program at the park included singing of a few patriotic songs. Something I hope to remedy for myself by purposely selecting that music genre. So if you stop in for a cup of coffee, don’t be surprised if you hear “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” playing. There were also a few public prayers offered for our nation. I would think

anyone in a leadership role would appreciate a prayer to divine Providence as the writers of this document acknowledged how much they relied on Almighty God for protection in the concluding paragraph. Thankfully, it wasn’t over the ramparts we watched the sky light up with fireworks, but rather sitting at ease on a bench at a friend’s house. The town was alive with jubilant celebrating as throughout neighborhoods, families were shooting off their own pyrotechnical displays. In between the loud bangs, hissing and crackling from the explosions, we could hear patriotic songs playing. The men from the 13 original colonies spent much time and thought in preparing this revered — but now almost forgotten — document. It just might be a good thing to reread all the words of the document entitled — especially if you are curious why this document was written in the first place. One place to look online is founding-docs/declaration-transcript Renae B. Vander Schaaf is an independent writer, author and speaker. Contact her at (605) 530-0017 or v

Calendar of Events Visit to view our complete calendar & enter your own events, or send an e-mail with your event’s details to Aug. 3-5 — Farmfest — Morgan, Minn. — 40 years of Farmfest often comes in the form of festivities and fun attendees come to expect year after year. Contact Niki Jones at Aug. 11 — Summer Field Day — Foley, Minn. — New irrigation technologies and irrigated crops will be showcased. Speakers include MN Ag Commissioner Thom Peterson, Mark Koch from Compeer Ag Lending and former county commissioner Jake Bauerly. Food industry representatives will discuss sourcing irrigated crops. Contact Jake Wildman at (320) 4240713. Aug. 11 — Nature Explorer’s Day Camp — St. Augusta, Minn. — Youth will get a chance to dive into nature, make new friends as they explore, create and investigate nature. Youth should wear sunscreen and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Contact Erin Sabo at

Aug. 11 —Breakfast on the Farm — Madison Lake, Minn. — This family-friendly event features a free pancake breakfast, tractors and farm equipment, kids activities, a barnyard petting zoo, corn sandbox, and local farmers. Contact Sara Hewitt at or (507) 330-2942. Aug. 11 — Wine Grape Field Day — Ames, Iowa — Research and demonstrations on grapevine management - including trellis systems, canopy management, pest and disease management, evaluation of grape maturity. Contact Aude Watrelot at watrelot@ or (515) 294-0343. Aug. 12 — Nature Explo rer’s Day Camp — Albany, Minn. — Youth will get a chance to dive into nature, make new friends as they explore, create and investigate nature. Youth should wear sunscreen and bring a bag lunch and water bottle. Contact Erin Sabo at Aug. 18 — Prescribed Grazing Field Day — Albany, Minn. — Learn more about rotational grazing of forages, pasture species mixes, cattle breed selection, fence and watering system installation, and cost

share programs. Contact Brittany Lenzmeier at or (320) 251-7800 ext.3 Aug. 24 — Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk — Verndale, Minn. — Graziers, dairy farmers and interested parties are invited to connect and share experiences in the field. Contact Angie Walter at angie@sfa-mn. org or (320) 815-9293. Aug. 24 — Farming Safely with Livestock and Produce — Aitkin, Minn. —Workshop will include learning stations on produce, livestock and use of manure. Contact Megan Schossow at schos021@ or (612) 625-1151. Aug. 28-29 — 55th Annual Donnelly Threshing Bee — Donnelly, Minn. — Featuring Ford and Massey Ferguson.  Contact Harry Kruize at or (320) 246-3337. Sept. 9 — Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk — Brandon, Minn. — Graziers, dairy farmers and interested parties are invited to connect and share experiences in the field. Contact Angie Walter at angie@sfa-mn. org or (320) 815-9293.

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Silvopasture is a long-term commitment to the land By PAUL MALCHOW The Land Managing Editor MANKATO, Minn. — In a society geared toward instant gratification, our renewed efforts to improve Earth’s environment seems like an odd fit. Our issues with carbon dioxide, polluted water and poor soil quality didn’t occur overnight, and solutions to remedy those problems will extend into our children’s and grandchildren’s generations. Tyler Carlson of Sauk Centre, Minn. is accepting the challenge. Carlson was part of a free educational workshop and field session on the practice of silvopasture which took place in Mankato, Minn. on June 24. The workshop was presented as a partnership between University of Minnesota Extension, Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, Great River Greening and the Center for Integrated Natural Resource Agricultural Management. “There are an estimated 400,000600,000 acres of unmanaged woodland grazing in Minnesota,” said Gary Wyatt, Extension agroforestry educator. “The goal of this workshop is to introduce farmers and land managers to silvopasture as a management option, and show a real example of how managed grazing has been used for the restoration of oak savanna, one of our most endangered ecosystems.” Wyatt said there are two ways to incorporate silvopasture practices: thinning an existing wooded area and planting forages; or planting valuable trees in open pasture. Wet areas and land with steep slopes do not work well

Photo by Paul Malchow

University of Minnesota Extension Agroforestry Educator Gary Wyatt (right) facilitated a silvopasture workshop in Mankato on June 24.

for silvopasture practices. Thinning wooded areas may involve removing some of the mature trees to allow sunlight to reach the forage plants. Invasive plants like buckthorn, raspberries and noxious weeds can be tackled in the initial stages with goat grazing. Wyatt said this makes managing the area easier over the long haul. He suggested incorporating a wide variety of forage and fodder plants — both cool and warm weather varieties. When planting trees in established pasture, a number of species are suitable depending upon the needs of the landowner. Some select quicker-growing trees such as willows and poplars to establish windbreaks and shade early.

Chestnut, hazelnut, elderberry and fruit trees can provide a saleable crop. For a long-term silvopasture environment, it is best to incorporate some hardwoods such as oak and hickory. Wyatt recommended hot wire fence and tree tubes to protect the young trees. Carlson incorporated both silvopasture methods on land purchased by his grandfather in the 1960s. He raises grass-fed beef and lamb and began implementing silvopasture techniques in 2012. “There are a number of things I like about silvopasture,” Carlson Tyler Carlson

explained during the workshop. “It enables us to manage risk — which is becoming more important during these times of increasing weather variance and severe weather events. It helps us control invasive species of plants, provides a comfortable environment for our animals as well as wildlife habitat, and hopefully restores some of the oak savanna which existed here years ago.” Norway pine, white pine and red pine trees were Carlson’s choice for foresting the open pasture land. He reminded the audience that chokecherries, black cherries and acorns can poison livestock. He added wilted leaves from downed trees and tree branches will produce cyanide and can be harmful as well. Bur oaks are planted within the pines. When the pines are mature and harvested, the oaks will be established and ready to take over. “I’m not counting on making money on the timber, because who knows what the timber market will be in 20 to 30 years,” Carlson said. Carlson planted about 5,000 trees 8 feet apart. “Overplant,” Carlson stressed. “You’re going to thin them out anyway. Deer love white pine and you’re going to want to cover the terminal bud for the first three years. I just clip a sheet of paper over the bud to protect it. If the deer nibble on the lower branches it won’t kill the tree. You’ll want to limb up the trees anyway as they mature to help air flow.” Pocket gophers, on the other hand, will kill red pines by damaging the See SILVOPASTURE, pg. 8A

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Dry conditions highlight advantages of silvopasture requires patience and commitment to the process. “It isn’t cheap or fast,” he roots. “Trap, trap, trap,” shrugged said. “It is not a flexible system. Choose Carlson. “It’s about all you can do.” the right species because it’s going to be The oak trees were protected by tubes there for 30 to 100 years. This is one in their formative years. “If the tubes example of one site. Every site is differare taller than the tree, that’s okay,” ent. I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer. said Carlson. “They’ll still get enough I just believe in being up-front about light. In six years the oak trees were 15 the concerns.” feet tall.” Following Carlson’s presentation was The trees form 50-foot alleys for grazCallie Bertsch from the U.S. Department ing and Carlson moves livestock twice a of Agriculture. She spoke of potential day. A well and extensive watering sysfunding from the NRCS and EQIP to tem provides different water stations so help offset the expense of establishing a the animals don’t congregate in one spot silvopasture environment. She added too long. “You want to move the cattle demand outdistances supply and the after a big rain event,” urged Carlson. fund is diminished quickly. “This will help prevent compaction and Bertsch recommended a property Photo courtesy of Early Boots Farm damage to the soil.” assessment including soil testing when Tyler Carlson’s silvopasture project involves seeding grazing plants in a forrest area as well as Carlson said converting wooded areas planting trees in pasture land to provide shelter for his cattle and sheep. seeking federal aid. These assessments for grazing is much more labor intenare voluntary, but can help the process Warm season natives will do better with more sun of securing funds. sive and challenging. To provide forage throughout the year, a mixture of cool season (orchard grass, (about 75 percent, Carlson said) while cool season The final segment of the workshop tied in with festulolium) and warm season (meadow fescue, chick- plants prefer more shade (50 percent). Using a cool Mankato’s Minneopa State Park. The park is conseason managed approach, Carlson has maintained ory, birdsfoot trefoil, white clover) varieties are ducting an ongoing effort to restore the park’s oak needed. But since they emerge earlier with more forage in the woods for seven years. “This is a perfect savanna. With controlled burning and the park’s year to highlight the advantages of silvopasture,” he vigor, the cool season plants can crowd out the warm bison herd, the park is hoping to manage invasive season plants. Carlson does broadcast seeding in said, noting the state’s dry conditions this summer. species (such as buckthorn) and other competing veg“Our unmanaged pasture and open fields are not August. “If you do spring seeding the seed just sits on etation (walnut trees, goldenrod) to allow the youngtop of the dead leaves on the ground and don’t germi- producing.” er oak plants to thrive and mature. v nate,” he said. Carlson admitted the practice of silvopasture SILVOPASTURE, from pg. 7A

USDA assistance to livestock producers for animal losses WASHINGTON, D.C. — Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals. Livestock and poultry producers can apply for assistance through USDA’s Farm Service Agency through Sept. 17. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, authorized payments to producers for losses of livestock or poultry depopulated from March 1, 2020 through



December 26, 2020, due to insufficient processing access as a result of the pandemic. PLIP payments will be based on 80 percent of the fair market value of the livestock and poultry and for the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animal. Eligible livestock and poultry include swine, chickens and turkeys, but pork producers are expected to be the primary recipients of the assistance. Eligible livestock must have been depopulated from March 1, 2020 through December 26, 2020, due to insufficient processing access as a result of the pandemic. Livestock must have been physically located in the U.S. or a territory of the U.S. at the time of depopulation. Eligible livestock owners include persons or legal entities who, as of the day the eligible livestock was depopulated, had legal ownership of the livestock. Packers, live poultry dealers and contract growers are not eligible for PLIP. PLIP payments compensate participants for 80 percent of both the loss of the eligible livestock or poultry and for the cost of depopulation and disposal based on a single payment rate per head. PLIP payments will be calculated by multiplying the number

of head of eligible livestock or poultry by the payment rate per head, and then subtracting the amount of any payments the eligible livestock or poultry owner has received for disposal of the livestock or poultry under the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) or a state program. The payments will also be reduced by any Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 1 and 2) payments paid on the same inventory of swine that were depopulated. There is no per person or legal entity payment limitation on PLIP payments. To be eligible for payments, a person or legal entity must have an average adjusted gross income of less than $900,000 for tax years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Eligible livestock and poultry producers can apply by completing the FSA-620, Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program application, and submitting it to any FSA county office. Additional documentation may be required. Visit for a copy of the Notice of Funding Availability and more information on how to apply. This article was submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. v

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Coach, entrepreneur, teacher…farmer? What’s your talent? Coming out of college, all I wantthis column — to help employee ed to do was be a college baseball development in the GreenSeam and coach, just like my dad. I grew up to attract those who might not necin baseball, played in college and essarily be looking into a career in that is what I knew. Eventually, I the agriculture and food industry. was a head coach at two different Since that class project, I have universities. I enjoyed it and was continued to volunteer with having some success. However, a GreenSeam which “works to bolster temporary detour to start a basethe growth of the food and ag ball franchise in the Northwoods industry by attracting, building, League changed that coaching TALENT IN THE GREENSEAM and empowering new and existing path. The entrepreneurial bug got businesses, their workforce, and By Shane Bowyer me and I eventually started a coucommunities they call home.” ple businesses. Previously, I always Even though there are various had a side-hustle — or in today’s terms a gig (more aspects of focus within the GreenSeam organization, on gigs later) — which instilled in me that entreprebecause of my position in education, developing talent neurial spirit. But then, all this led to another in the agriculture workforce has become a passion. career change: actually teaching entrepreneurship at the university level. This past winter I worked with GreenSeam on its Looking at this article’s headline, you are probably annual “State of Ag” report which was released in March 2021 ( Not surprising, but guessing my next career move would be that of respondents listed talent/employees second only to becoming a farmer. Well, not really; but starting in policy/regulations as the top issue that threatens 2014 I jumped into agriculture and food with both feet. That was when Greater Mankato Growth start- agriculture or food business’s ability to grow — as well as having an overall negative impact on operaed GreenSeam and students in one of my business courses created some promotional videos about agri- tions. About 66 percent of the respondents in the culture. It was through that project I began to real- report noted they plan to hire additional employees in the next year. Recent national high unemployize the true impact of agriculture and food in our ment numbers, especially related to Covid-19, were region, as well as our region’s impact across the not impacting the agriculture industry as much as globe. Remember, I am a baseball guy and this ag the hard-hit service industry. Agriculture and food stuff was all new to me. The closest thing to agriindustries needed even more people. The supply culture for me was plowing the infield and using a chain was disrupted with the new ways people were leather baseball glove! eating and the inability to transport product. As a What I also noticed through the project was the result, the gap in employer needs and lack of availincredible opportunities for students in the agriculable employees interested in agriculture careers ture and food industry. For example, one of those stu- continues to grow and will be an issue as we need to dents in that business class came to Mankato to play feed a growing world population. basketball in college. Like me, he had no connection Furthermore, a report from the U.S. Department to agriculture. His roommate persuaded him to help of Agriculture and Purdue University released last with a part-time job at a farm for some spending money. His eyes were opened and he was able to find December shows a strong demand for new college an ag-related internship despite not growing up on a graduates with degrees in agricultural programs at least through 2025. The report noted the employer farm. He then received a job offer and is now workdemand will exceed the available agriculture graduing full-time in seed sales. This is why I am writing

Intern in the Sara Jacobson Brandon, MN School: MNSU Mankato Major: Business Management Internship at Christensen Farms

How did you hear about your internship? I joined the SHRM club at MNSU my freshman year to gain knowledge about HR and expand my network. Just a few months after joining, I voiced my interest in finding an HR internship within the Ag industry. Our SHRM President directed me to a previous guest speaker from Christensen Farms. I guess you could say the rest is history! Why did you choose and internship in agriculture? I wanted to work for a company that makes a difference every day. I knew that working in the Ag industry would allow me to be a part of something bigger. Providing food for our nation is very important and I take a lot of pride in working for a company that markets nearly 3 million hogs per year. What are you learning on the job you didn’t in class? I am learning how to communicate and effectively work with business professionals inside and outside of our compa-

ates. Even though education is needed, 79 percent of respondents in the “State of Ag” survey said experience is most important to agriclulture businesses when hiring. Higher education was second at 47 percent. Another factor impacting the the agriculture and food workforce is innovation and entrepreneurship. As mentioned earlier, throughout my career I have seemed to have a side-hustle or “gig” along with my regular job. That entrepreneurial spirit is very similar to many farmers, who are considered by some sources as the original entrepreneurs. I noticed this first hand when I was a recent member of Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program (MARL). Most of my classmates were in agriculture, but had a side-hustle, whether it was to make ends meet on the farm or to continue involvement in agriculture while working a traditional non-ag job. The intention of “Talent in the GreenSeam” is to focus on developing the workforce in agriculture. This may include topics and examples as to how regional agriculture and food companies can better recruit employees; as well as develop the necessary skills of the future workforce. We will be seeking the opinions of non-ag people on what they are looking for in a career and how the agriculture industry could use that information to recruit talent. We are interested in the development of high school students through working adults within the GreenSeam territory (Minnesota and northern Iowa). Farmfest is taking place in Morgan, Minn. from Aug. 3-5 and GreenSeam will be there. I encourage you to stop by the GreenSeam booth at FarmFest to learn more about talent initiatives in agriculture and food industries. I will also be at the Minnesota State Mankato booth. Both organizations are located in the Agriculture Utilization Research Institute tent #612. I look forward to meeting you and welcome your thoughts and comments. Dr. Shane Bowyer is the Director of AgriBusiness and Food Innovation at Minnesota State University, Mankato. You can reach him for comments or talent ideas at v ny. I have also been able to see what a day in the life of an HR professional looks like. In what ways has your employer worked with you to be flexible for your student life and classes? My managers and co-workers here at Christensen Farms have always prioritized my class schedule and schoolwork. They believe school comes first and are always willing to be flexible. The HR team is always willing to participate in class surveys and learn about my school projects. What’s your favorite animal? Cats, but I would not consider myself a “crazy cat lady!” What’s you favorite food? Porkchops and pulled pork – I can’t pick a favorite! What is you favorite band? Jordan Davis and Brothers Osborne

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Grain Outlook Demand for corn is diminished

Canada’s Prairies may benefit from forecasted rain, but it will likely just maintain yield potentials rather than add bushels. U.S. soybean conditions as of July corn/change* soybeans/change* 18 improved 1 percent to 60 percent good/excellent with poor/very poor unchanged at 11 percent.  St. Cloud $6.09 +.02 $13.68 -.47 The USDA announced the first daily export sales Madison $6.07 -.06 $13.25 -.48 flash in two weeks with Mexico buying 3.7 million Redwood Falls $6.09 -.07 $13.69 -.31 bushels of new crop soybeans. This was viewed as Fergus Falls $6.09 -.02 $13.30 -.30 normal business and did not inspire the market. The following marketing analy Morris $6.19 +.08 $13.29 -.26 Weekly exports were viewed as neutral at 2.3 million sis is for the week ending July 23. Tracy $6.14 -.08 $13.62 -.31 bushels for old crop, but total commitments at 2.27 bilCORN — A relatively quiet Average: $6.11 $13.47 lion bushels have met the USDA target. China has news week led to sideways trad28.7 million bushels of old crop soybeans left to ship. ing in corn; but the week ended on Year Ago Average: $2.73 $8.18 New crop sales were 6.5 million bushels, bringing total a weak note. News was in tidbit commitments to 362.5 million bushels. Last year we Grain prices are effective cash close on July 27. form this week — nothing strikhad sold 381.7 million bushels for new crop. China has *Cash grain price change represents a two-week period. ing to affect the market except 150.6 million bushels of new crop soybeans on the money flow and weather updates. books vs. 224.1 million bushels last year on this date. PHYLLIS NYSTROM Heavy fund selling was noted to be sold year-round. According to a news article, China’s soybean imports CHS Hedging Inc. during the week as forecasts China is also dealing with weather issues. In their are expected to slow in the last half of 2021 as hog St. Paul wavered between favorable in the case, it’s flooding which may affect corn crops in the margins decline; crush margins are $15 per ton in the eastern regions and unfavorable Hebei and Henan provinces. According to USDA data red; and feed substitutes such as wheat and rice have extended forecasts for the northfrom 2015-19, these areas accounted for 17 percent of replaced corn and meal have increased. Their 2021 ern plains and western Corn Belt. The eastern Corn China’s corn production and 4 percent of their soybean soybean imports may fall short of the USDA’s outlook. Belt forecasts maintain the potential for trendline to production. The Henan province is the second-largest Argentina has proposed lowering the minimum above-trendline yields. In fact, some areas east of the hog producing province. Massive flooding in the Yellow amount of biodiesel in diesel fuel from 10 percent to Mississippi River would welcome sunshine. River Basin where up to 40 inches of rain fell over five 5 percent. At a 10 percent blending rate, Argentina Demand for corn has slowed down. We haven’t seen days. Up to 91,000 square miles were impacted or the used 1 mmt of biodiesel on an annual basis. The bill a daily export sales flash in weeks. Processors around equivalent of Illinois and Indiana combined. is expected to be passed and could make more soyoil the country are pushing bids only when they have Argentina continues to deal with drought condi- available for the export channel. holes to fill, not wanting to carry ownership in an tions. The government has implored citizens to limit Brazil did lower its biodiesel rate from 13 percent inverse market. At mid-week, December corn came water use to ease pressure on the Parana River. The within one-half cent of filling the gap at $5.73.5 on river is at a 77-year low and carries 80 percent of to 10 percent for the last several months, but will now increase it back to 12 percent for September and July 6.  Argentina’s farm exports. Grain vessels have been October. Their biodiesel industry is pushing for even U.S. corn conditions as of July 18 were unchanged forced to cut their loading capacity by 25 percent at more increases beyond that time frame, up to 15 perfrom the previous week at 65 percent good/excellent. the Rosario grain hub. cent by the end of 2022. A private Brazilian consulThe trade had been expecting a 1 percent improveOutlook: It will remain all about the weather fore- tant is projecting their soybean crop next year at ment from rain in the eastern belt. The excellent cat- casts, which change every six hours! Will the yield 144.7 mmt on a 6.7 percent increase in acres. The egory increased 1 percent to 15 percent; but the poor/ potential in the eastern belt offset the losses in the USDA is forecasting their crop at 144 mmt next year. very poor category increased 1 percent to 9 percent. western belt? It’s too early to tell and we may not know Outlook: We are entering the critical time frame Weekly export sales were a letdown with net can- until harvest begins. The Aug. 12 World Agriculture for determining the soybean yield. Weather forecasts celations of 3.5 million bushels. China canceled 6.3 Supply and Demand Estimates report will give us will be scrutinized constantly as traders weigh the million bushels of old crop purchases, leaving them more clarity with the first USDA crop estimate. crop potential in the east vs. the western Corn Belt. with 174 million bushels left to ship in this market- Market participants can expect a continuation of big Since the weather will be the foremost market driver, ing year. Old crop commitments are 2.75 billion bush- daily trading ranges and lots of volatility. The seasonal it’s useless to pick a definitive direction. Seasonally, els vs. 2.85 billion bushels forecasted by the U.S. trend for corn is lower from the last half of July soybeans trend lower in the last half of July into the Department of Agriculture. We need weekly sales of through late September. If the market fails to respond first half of August; but this year we needed nearly 8 million bushels to meet the USDA’s outlook. New to unfavorable forecasts, the seasonal could prove ideal conditions to prevent even tighter carryouts, crop sales were also disappointing at 1.9 million accurate. Don’t lose sight of your marketing plans. and we haven’t gotten it. November soybeans strugbushels. Total new crop commitments are over double For the week, September fell 8.75 cents to $5.47.25 gle with closing over $14.00 per bushel and this week last year at 634.9 million bushels. and the December contract retreated 9 cents to close was no exception. Watch for weather to be the top Weekly ethanol production was a five-week low at at $5.43 per bushel. headline ahead of the Aug. 12 crop report. 1.028 million barrels per day, but is still on pace to SOYBEANS — Soybeans started the week off on For the week, August soybeans dropped 53.75 cents meet the USDA’s forecast. Ethanol stocks were up 1.4 technically bearish action with a key reversal lower to close at $14.01 and the November contract tummillion barrels at 22.5 million barrels. Margins were — a higher high and lower low than the previous sesbled 40 cents to close at $13.51.75 per bushel. sharply higher, up 39 cents to 21 cents per gallon. sion with a close below the previous day’s low. It was Nystrom’s notes: Contract changes for the week as of In the United States, the administration has also described as a macro meltdown with sharp the close on July 23 (September contracts): Chicago delayed deciding on biofuel blending mandates under losses in the stock market on July 19. This set the wheat was 8.5 cents lower at $6.84, Kansas City was the RFS for 2021 and 2022. It’s felt any decision tone for the balance of the week as weather forecasts 5.5 cents lower at $6.46, and Minneapolis plunged won’t be made final by the Nov. 30 statutory dead- ebbed and flowed. 33.75 cents to close at $8.83.5 per bushel. v line. A bill was also introduced that would allow E15   Futures trading always involves a certain degree of risk. Information in the above columns is the writer’s opinion. It is no way guaranteed and should not be interpreted as buy/sell advice.

Cash Grain Markets

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Delta Covid pulls dairy prices, trading volume lower Dairy cow culling picked up in June and topped that of a year ago. The USDA’s latest Livestock Slaughter report shows an estimated 237,500 head were sent to slaughter under federal inspection, up 14,100 head from May and 10,500 or 4.6 percent above June 2020. Culling in the half of the year totaled 1.56 million head, down 29,100 or 1.8 MIELKE MARKET percent from the same period a year ago. WEEKLY n By Lee Mielke Growing U.S. butter stocks remain a concern, though the growth slowed some in June. The USDA’s latest Cold Storage report showed the June June cow numbers were down 30 butter inventory at a whopping 1,000 head from May, the first time in 11 months 414.5 million pounds. This is up 2.6 million pounds they didn’t top those a year ago. The herd totaled or 0.6 percent from May, which was revised up 10.1 9.51 million head in the 50 states, up 153,000 from million pounds, and was a weighty 52 million June 2020 and up 63,000 from January. May cow pounds or 14.4 percent above June 30, 2020. We’ll numbers were revised up 4,000 head. learn what June butter output looked like in the June output per cow averaged 1,994 pounds, up 26 next Dairy Products report issued Aug. 4. pounds or 1.3 percent from 2020. American-type cheese fell to 809.4 million pounds, down 18.3 million or 2.2 percent from the May level, California was up 103 million pounds or 3.1 percent from a year ago, thanks to a 60-pound gain per which was revised down 3 million pounds from last month’s report; but stocks are up 16.4 million cow. Cow numbers mirrored those a year ago. Wisconsin was up 73 million pounds or 2.8 percent, pounds or 2.1 percent from a year ago. on a 30-pound gain per cow and 17,000 more cows. The “other” cheese category stocks slipped to 603.0 million pounds, down 5.5 million pounds or 0.9 perIdaho was up 3.6 percent on 14,000 more cows cent from May, but was 4.1 million or 0.7 percent and 30 pounds more per cow. Michigan was up 4 above a year ago. Revisions reduced the May invenpercent on 17,000 more cows. Output per cow was unchanged. Minnesota was up 3.2 percent, despite a tory by 4.3 million pounds. drop of 25 pounds per cow, but the additional 20,000 The total cheese inventory fell to 1.435 billion cows made up the difference. New Mexico was up pounds, down 23.1 million pounds or 1.6 percent 4.3 percent on a 90-pound gain per cow, but cow from May, but 19 million pounds or 1.3 percent numbers were down 1,000 head. above a year ago. New York produced 3.1 percent more milk than a n year ago, thanks to a 50-pound gain per cow and Just as renewed Covid fears regarding the Delta 4,000 more cows. Oregon was up 0.5 percent on variant started the week of July 19 by puling mar2,000 more cows; but output per cow was down 20 pounds. Pennsylvania was down 1.2 percent on a drop of 7,000 cows, and output per cow was only up five pounds. FOLEY, Minn. — Drought has been one of the South Dakota again had the biggest gain, up 14.7 most prevalent topics in my conversations with growpercent, on 20,000 more cows; though output per ers. I remain optimistic that this year’s crop will cow was unchanged. Second place went to Indiana, up 8.3 percent, thanks to 16,000 more cows milked. produce something of value, however in order to do Output per cow was down 10 pounds. Texas was up that we need to finish strong. This means staying ahead of potential pest issues as they arise and man7 percent, inspired by 34,000 more cows and a aging them appropriately. Remember that many of 25-pound gain per cow. the decisions made this year will have an impact Vermont was up 0.5 percent on a 65-pound gain next year. per cow, but cow numbers were down 4,000. One area that I am seeing issues is in weed manWashington State had the second-largest decline of agement. Over the last three years, two of those the five states showing a loss, second only to years have had conditions not conducive to activating Virginia, and down 2.7 percent, despite a 35-pound residual herbicides in a timely manner in this region. gain per cow. Cow numbers were down 3,000. This has let weeds such as waterhemp run wild StoneX points out that solids content is still runthroughout fields in portions of Central Minnesota. ning strong with fat and protein up 1.3 percent from For those fields with weed issues, remember that last year. This column was written for the marketing week ending July 23. U.S. dairy farmers are still putting plenty of milk in the tank, but not quite as much as expected. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s preliminary June estimate was 18.96 billion pounds, up 2.9 percent from June 2020 and the 13th consecutive month to top the previous year. The 24-state total was 18.1 billion pounds, up 3.2 percent. Revisions added 5 million pounds to the May 50-state estimate, now put at 19.86 billion pounds, up 4.7 percent from a year ago, instead of the originally reported 4.6 percent.


kets lower, dairy economics did not improve on the world market as powdered products pulled the week’s Global Dairy Trade auction lower for the seventh consecutive session. The GDT’s weighted average was down 2.9 percent, which followed the 3.6 percent plunge on July 6. The losses were led by lactose, down 8.9 percent, after not trading on July 6. Skim milk powder was down 5.2 percent following a 7 percent downfall on July 6. Whole milk powder was down 3.8 percent after a 3 percent descent. Butter inched 0.8 percent lower after falling 3.2 percent, and anhydrous milkfat was off 0.3 percent after it slipped 0.9 percent last time. The good news was that cheddar was up 1.3 percent after dropping 9.2 percent last time. StoneX says the GDT 80 percent butterfat butter price equates to $1.9554 per pound U.S., down 1.7 cents, and got a little closer to Chicago Mercantile Exchange butter which closed July 23 at a bargain $1.6950. GDT cheddar, at $1.8246, was up 3.3 cents, after plunging 17.2 cents last time, and compares to July 23’s CME block cheddar at a bargain $1.5850. GDT skim milk powder averaged $1.3476 per pound, down from $1.4182. Whole milk powder averaged $1.6920 per pound, down from $1.7525. CME Grade A nonfat dry milk closed July 23 at $1.2525 per pound. n StoneX’s Dustin Winston says North Asia, which includes China and Africa, were the only regions to purchase less volume on July 20, compared to yearago levels. North Asia also purchased less volume than the last event. Speaking of China, June dairy imports remained strong and record breaking, according to Lucas Fuess, Director of Dairy Market Intelligence for Chicago-based HighGround Dairy in the July 26 “Dairy Radio Now” broadcast. See MIELKE, pg. 12A

Tri-county weed management update

next year’s weed issues are most likely due to this year’s weed seed. With R3 fast approaching in soybeans, your window to apply most herbicides is closing fast if not already closed. For small patches of weeds, we can remove those plants and prevent them from going to seed this year. This will help prevent small weed issues from becoming bigger. For a much larger area, if physical or mechanical removal isn’t practical you will most likely need to note those areas and plan for them next season. You will also want to plan your harvest around those sections as well. Combining these areas last will help prevent spreading seeds from one location to another. This article was submitted by Nathan Drewitz, University of Minnesota Extension. v

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Driver, supply shortages impacting cheese, butter production MIELKE, from pg. 11A Whole milk powder totaled 149.5 million pounds, up 86.9 percent from June 2020, with year-to-date up 28.2 percent. Skim milk powder imports, at 75.5 million pounds, were up 46.6 percent from a year ago and up 46.7 percent year-to-date. Whey imports totaled 121.5 million pounds, down 1.1 percent from a year ago. However, year-to-date, whey is up 44.3 percent. HighGround Dairy says this was the first decline since January 2020, with volume dropping to the weakest of any month since May 2020. Imports from the United States weakened slightly, but the United States again claimed the most market share. Butter imports, at 18.9 million pounds, were up 79.6 percent from 2020, with year-to-date up 21.3 percent. Cheese totaled 32.5 million, up 18.5 percent from 2020 and up 56.6 percent year-to-date. Fuess said Covid has spurred China’s purchases as it builds inventory to meet its growing demand and to stay ahead of logistical and shipping challenges that resulted from the pandemic. Speaking to the continuing declines at the GDT, Fuess said he believes China is buying product off of the GDT and, with other regions not stepping up to buy, it caused prices to falter; but reminds us those prices are off multi-year highs. He says he expects continued good dairy demand internationally. However, it remains to be seen if that demand will keep up with the world’s growing milk supply. Meanwhile, the July 20 Daily Dairy Report detailed a new free trade agreement in principle between Australia and the United Kingdom. The post-Brexit plan would eliminate tariffs on dairy products within five years and establish interim quotas. “The United Kingdom, the world’s secondlargest importer of dairy products, purchased 1.3 million metric tons in 2019, with EU members supplying 99 percent of those products, according to Dairy Australia.” n CME dairy prices saw ups and downs, though perhaps encouraged some by the Milk Production and Cold Storage reports. The cheddar blocks fell to $1.5225 per pound on July 21 (the lowest since June 28), but rallied to close July 23 at $1.585. This is

still down 3 cents on the week and 95.5 cents below a year ago. The barrels fell to $1.3725 on July 20 (the lowest since Aug. 24), but finished July 23 at $1.4025. This is 3.75 cents lower on the week, $1.0475 below a year ago, and 18.15 cents below the blocks. The week’s trading consisted of one car of block and 35 of barrel. Midwestern cheesemakers tell Dairy Market News that market tones are not matching demand and their respective inventory levels and a number say customer interests are strengthening. Barrel producers say they are slightly over-committed and told customers that availability into August would be more limited. Western retail and food service cheese demand is holding steady, as are exports, thanks to the lower prices. Contacts report a need to move product quickly, as warehouse space is limited. Delays have led to a stock buildup thanks to a shortage of truck drivers, limited shipping supplies, and port congestion. Cash butter saw its July 23 finish at $1.695 per pound, up 1.75 cents, but 3.5 cents below a year ago, with 20 carloads exchanging hands on the week. July butter sales softened according to some Midwest producers. June was a better month for food service sales than July, while June and July retail interests were seasonally quiet. Cream was more available this week, according to Dairy Market News. Cream was a little lighter in the west though persistent hauler shortages make availability seem even tighter. Butter production is seasonally active depending on cream supplies. Some plants report that production has already exceeded 2020 output. Retail sales are steady to slightly higher. Food service demand is also seeing an uptick as fine dining establishments return to normal operation.

and Ingredient Hedging LLC. “Nearby Class III Milk futures have traded in approximately a $1.00 per cwt. range, particularly nearby contracts as the market rallied sharply in early July than came crashing back down,” the Margin Watch stated, and “Federal Orders showed positive PPD’s for the first time in over a year, possibly the function of a weaker dairy product market recently.” “Milk and dairy supply generally remain plentiful throughout the United States, and the only major concern that could impact that horizon is a heat wave moving through the northern half of the United States. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s dairy price index fell in June following 12 consecutive months of increases. At 119.9 points, the June index value was down 1 percent from May, but 22 percent higher than the previous year. According to the FAO, softness in all major dairy product prices contributed to the decline, with the largest decreases in the butter markets as global inventories accumulated. FAO’s June Dairy Price Index was also the highest since 2014,” according to the Margin Watch. “Corn and soybean meal prices have retreated recently,” Margin Watch stated, ”following better weather and increased precipitation across previously parched regions of the northwestern Corn Belt. The market will likely remain range bound ahead of the USDA August World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, with prices trading slightly above recent lows earlier this month.” The USDA’s latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook reports the drought situation for most of the west and much of the northern plains has become more severe in recent weeks. “For the United States as a whole, the U.S. Agriculture Drought Monitor indicated that approximately 50 percent of the milk cow inventory, 64 percent of the Grade A nonfat dry milk fell to $1.23 per pound alfalfa hay acreage, 36 percent of corn acreage, and on July 20, but closed the week at $1.2525. This is 31 percent of the soybean acreage was in an area unchanged on the week, but 26.25 cents above a experiencing drought as of July 13.” year ago on 10 sales. Dairy supply and use data were not yet available Dry whey lost a half-cent on July 21, gained it back the next day to close July 23 at 53.75 cents per for June or July, but Dairy Market News reported that for the week of July 5-9, milk yields were lower pound. This is 19.75 cents above a year ago, on than expected in California and the Pacific three sales for the week. Northwest. There were also temporary heat-related The August Federal order Class I base milk price closures of some manufacturing plants. is $16.90 per hundredweight, down 52 cents from The upward trend in milk cow numbers projected July, $2.88 below August 2020, and the lowest Class for 2021 is expected to continue into 2022. The numI since April. It equates to $1.45 per gallon, down ber of cows was forecast to average 9.5 million head from $1.70 a year ago. The eight-month average in 2022, an increase of 20,000 from last month’s stands at $16.39, down from $16.42 at this time a forecast and 15,000 head more than 2021. The foreyear ago and compares to $16.34 in 2019. cast for milk per cow is 24,335 pounds, unchanged n from last month’s forecast, but 315 pounds higher Dairy farm margins improved over the first half of than 2021. July. Weakness in feed costs more than offset milk Lee Mielke is a syndicated columnist who resides prices which were relatively flat (though very volain Everson, Wash. His weekly column is featured in tile) in the past couple weeks, according to the latnewspapers across the country and he may be est Margin Watch from Chicago-based Commodity reached at v

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Insurance might be best hope as crops suffer Mark Wettergren, Blair Hoseth,  St. Peter, Minn.  FROM THE Mahnomen, Minn. — — July 16 July 16

Calling from the airport in New Orleans on July 16, Blair Hoseth reflected on taking part in the National Corn Growers Association meetings that were held there. He was happy to be back to inperson meetings and enjoyed the paddleboat tour watching the container ships — though his thoughts were on what was happening back home, the lack of moisture. “A lot of corn fields are withering up,” Hoseth said. With no chances of rain in the 10-day forecast, Hoseth hopes the corn can hang on. The soybeans are currently doing better than corn. “Though the high ground is starting to get shallow spots.” The wheat crops varies in how it’s doing. Hoseth expects to combine wheat the last week of July. “I don’t know if we’re going to cut a second cutting of hay.” Hoseth knows that hay is in short supply in the area, especially on North Dakota side of the Red River Valley. He’s been getting calls from people he’s never sold hay to before inquiring if he has any hay to sell. “If we had rain today I’d feel better about corn and beans. We’re all just waiting for rain.” Hoseth’s sentiments are shared by so many producers across the region. v


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Wertish, Olivia, Minn. — Steve July 20 “It’s awful dry.” The Land spoke with Steve Wertish on July 20 as he reported things are not so good in the fields. “Everything’s burning up.” Soybean growth has slowed or stopped in some areas. He’s observed some soybean rows close in some fields and no growth in other fields. “I’m seeing aphids in peas, in fact they look pretty horrible.” There’s corn rootworm problems in Wertish’s corn-on-corn fields. The leafhoopers have been seen in the edible bean fields. Wertish continues to scout fields and work on his bin site. He admits that watching the strong commodity prices is becoming painful as he sees his crops struggling with the lack of moisture. “Hardest part is seeing good crop prices and nothing to sell.” With no reprieve from the heat in sight. “Hotter at the end of the week with no chances or rain.” “At this point we’re glad we have federal crop insurance.” Last year Wertish was getting 230 bushel corn, he’d be happy if the crop this year resulted in 150 to 160 bushels per acre. “If we get three-fourths of a crop we’d be lucky.” The crops are hurting, there’s not much hope for a good harvest but rain would definitely brighten the spirits right about now. v

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Pilot positions Stearns County farmers for carbon credits ALBANY, Minn. — Stearns County farmer Ben Mergen was among the first to sign up for a pilot project that will quantify environmental benefits of the cover crops he’s implementing on his dairy and beef operation. Verifying the carbon sequestration and water-quality improvements that result from soil health practices will position Mergen — and others within the Sauk River watershed, one of about a dozen pilot sites across the U.S. — to sell credits on a national market. The nonprofit Ecosystem Services Marketplace Consortium, a public-private partnership of the ag supply and value chain, is seeking buyers as it prepares for a 2022 launch. ESMC and The Nature Conservancy developed the pilot to help farmers earn additional revenue for practices that improve soil health, sequester carbon and reduce pollutant-carrying field runoff. The pilot will finetune testing protocols used to verify credits. “Along with nitrogen-scavenging and nutrientscavenging, keeping something living in the soil and erosion control, it’s just another aspect of cover crops that maybe will bring a profit,” Mergen said as he and his daughter Ella checked a soybean field. Mergen moved back to the farm 10 years ago from Indiana, where he’d been working for Gavilon Grain. At the time, his father, Roger, was ready to cut back. He still helps with fieldwork and twice-daily chores. But Mergen — a fifth-generation farmer — lives on the home place with his wife, Alicia — a fulltime dental hygienist in Melrose — and their three daughters. The Mergens milk 50 Holsteins and raise a beef herd of 25 cow-calf pairs. They raise about 500 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa and the occasional spring wheat crop. With dairy, beef, corn and soybeans, it’s exactly the sort of farm the pilot project is seeking. Funding from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture cover costs associated with the three-year signup period, which BACKED BY A YEAR-ROUND



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TILLAGE ’11 Sunflower 4412-07................................$28,000 MISCELLANEOUS ’13 CIH 870 9-24 ....................................... $38,500 NEW Salford RTS Units ........................................ Call ’13 Wilrich 513 5-30 .................................. $31,500 NEW Unverferth Seed Tenders .............................. Call JD 2210 44.4 w/4bar…....…............……….39,500 NEW Westfield Augers .......................................... Call NEW REM VRX Vacs. .......................................... Call CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT NEW Hardi Sprayers ............................................. Call NEW NH L318/L320/L328 wheeled units ........ On Hand NEW Riteway Rollers ........................................... Call NEW NH C327/C337/C345 track units ............. On Hand NEW Lorenz Snowblowers ................................... Call ’13 L225 EH 937hrs............................................... $33,500 NEW Batco Conveyors ......................................... Call NEW Brent Wagons & Grain Carts ....................... Call NEW E-Z Trail Seed Wagons ................................ Call HAY TOOLS NEW Rock Buckets & Pallet Forks ...................... Call New Disc Mowers - 107,108,109 REM 2700, Rental ................................................. Call New Disc Mower Cond. - 10’, 13’ Pre-Owned Grain Cart .................................. On Hand New Wheel Rakes - 10,12,14 New Horsch Jokers ...................................... ......... Call New NH Hay Tools - ON HAND

Thank You For Your Business! (507) 234-5191 (507) 625-8649 Hwy. 14, 3 miles West of Janesville, MN

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Auction Location: Maring Auction Lot, Hwy 56 North, Kenyon MN

Saturday, August 14, 2021 • 8:30 a.m. “Free Early Riser” Door Prize Drawing At 8:20 a.m.


Clean Farm Tractors ’92 CIH 7140 MFWD, 5395 Hrs, 18.4x42, 1000PTO; IHC 1486, 6581 Hrs, Good T/A; JD 4850 2WD, 7705 Hrs, Overhaul, 480/80R42, P/S, Sharp; JD 4430, 7148 One Owner Hrs, Q.R., Rock Box; JD 4020, Side Console, 9150 One Owner Hrs; Case 2290 2WD, 5120 Hrs, 20.8x38, New P/S; MF 4610 MFWD, 1168 One Owner Hrs, Cab, 540PTO, LH Reverser; JD 3020 Dsl, Fender, Synchro; JD 4000 Dsl, Side Console, Synchro, Weights; MF 2500 Forklift Side Shift; Kubota B8200 Compact, Dsl, 6’ Mower Deck

Tillage & Planting Equipment JD 2730 9 Shank Ripper, Hyd Rear Levelers, 24”, Depth Control; CIH-DMI TigerMate II 26.5’ FC, 4 Bar; JD 714 Disc Chisel 12’, 9 Shank; JD 1000 FC 27’, 3 Bar; White 253 Disc 22.5’; G.P. 2000 Drill, 10”, Harrow, Markers; JD 2700 Ripper 7 Shank, 24” ; Wilrich 5800 Chisel Plow 27 Shank, 34’; JD 2700 Plow 5 Bottom; Sunflower Soil Finisher 24’; Wilrich 5800 Chisel Plow 31’, Harrow; Brillion X-108 Cultipacker, 27’; Brillion SS-120 Seeder 10’ Hydraulic Lift (2) JD 7000 Planters 4R36”, Dry Fert.; JD 10 Shank Chisel Plow; White 253 Disc 14’; DMI 730 Ripper 7 Shank; JD 2410 Chisel Plow 27.5’; JD 3x16s Plow, #55, Restored; IHC #60, 3x16s Plow, Restored; White 435 Conser-Till 12’; 3200 Gal. Water Tank

Semi Tractors, Grain Trailers, Gooseneck & Flat Bed Trailers ’03 Volvo Semi Day Cab, 10sp, All Alum., 490,426 Miles; ’98 Intl Day Cab 9200 Eagle, 10sp, Jake, M-11, 580,000 Miles; ’12 Maurer Ag Hopper Trailer 42’x96”x68”, Power Tarp, Air Ride; ’09 Timpte Hopper Trailer 42’x96”x66”, Power Tarp; ’96 Timpte Hopper Trailer, 40’x96”x66”, Roll Tarp; ’93 CornHusker Hopper Trailer, 40’x96”x72”, Spring ; ’96 Jet 22’ Hopper Trailer, Single Axle, Roll Tarp; ’76 Intl 2050 Fleet Star 466 Dsl, 13sp, 21’ Crysteel Box & Hoist; M&W 26’ Gooseneck Flatbed Tandem Axle, New Decking; ’12 Wilson Ranch Hand 24’ Gooseneck Livestock Trailer; ’12 PJ 24’ Flatbed Trailer, 16’ Tilt, 8’ Fixed, Tandem; ’05 Tomahawk 16’ Tandem Trailer; ’96 Freightliner FLD Semi Truck; (15) 2008-2014 Chev & Ford 1/2 and 3/4 Ton Pickups, All 4WD; ’89 Dodge Dakota 4WD, Factory Convertible, V6, 5sp; ’99 Manac 40’ Step Deck, Semi-Trailer; ’01 Freightliner FLD 120, N-14, 9 Sp., Day Cab; ’90 Chamberlain Hopper Trailer, 42’x96”x66”, Roll Tarp

I’m going to stand outside. So if anyone asks, I’M OUTSTANDING. WANTED


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

PRUESS ELEV., INC. 1-800-828-6642 Combines, Heads, Carts & Augers ’97 CIH 2188 Combine, 3806 Sep/5537 Eng Hrs, Specialty Rotor, R38 Duals, Many Updates; CIH 2208 Head, 8R30”, Knife Rolls, Hyd Deck; CIH 1020 30’, Fore/Aft; JD 635F Hydra-Flex, Crary Reel, Dual PTO, New Sickle; Head Hauler 35’ Head Trailer, Front Dolly; JD 608C Stalk Master, SP; JD 893 Head 8R30”, Hyd Deck, Knife Rolls, Poly; Gerringhoff RD800 Head, CIH Hook ups, Stompers ; Parker 450 Grain Cart, 1000PTO; M-C 240 8SB Stalk Shredder; IHC 1083 Corn Head, 8R30”; JD 120 Stalk Shredder 20’; Harvest Intl T1042 Auger, 12.5hp; Brent 472 Grain Cart, 1000PTO, One Owner; (2) 500 Bushel Gravity Boxes 15 Ton Gear; 100’ Of U Trough 8” Auger; JD 6 Belt Pickup Head

Skid Loader, Turf Mowers, Military 6x6, Trucks, Livestock Machinery JD 240 Skid Loader, 350 Hrs On New Engine; Bobcat 630 Skid Loader, Low Hours; Gehl SXT 4835 Series II Skid Loader, 3586 Hrs; JD 1445 Dsl, 4WD, 3955 Hrs, Cab, 72” Deck; Toro Grounds Master 345, 72” Deck, 1037 Hrs; Miller Trailblazer 302 Welder/ Generator/Compression; Woods BW1800 Mower, 15’, 1000PTO; (2) Bush Hog TD1700 Mowers, 18’ Tri Deck; (2) 2018 Polaris Sportsman 570 AWD, ATV; (3) Military M818 6x6 Trucks, Diesel, 1 w/27’ Livestock Box, 1 w/1500 Gal. SS Tank, 1 Cab & Chassis ; (2) NH 520 & 680 Manure Spreader; Fox 6600 Self Propelled Chopper, 3R30” Corn & Hay Head; Several Bale Throw Racks; Several Chopper Boxes; Bear Cat Roller Mill; Scott 4T Stationary Mixer, 30hp, 3 Phase; 40hp Grain Air System, 3 Phase; Bowie Hydro Mulcher Seeder, Gas Power Unit, Hose Reel; 750 Gal. Water Tank, Pump, 12 Ton Gear; 1600 Gallon Water Tank; Bobcat Broom 72”; (2) Concrete Containment Units 117”x70”x34”; Plus Much More

2003 USC LLC Seed Treatment, Friesen Cone Bins, Belt Conveyors (Selling Off Site, Buyer To Remove) ’03 USC LLC LP800 Model Seed Treater Apron Max, 8’ x 44”; (2) Friesen 2000 & (2) 1000 Bushel Cone Bottom Bins; Friesen 14,000lb Holding Tank, Scale; (3) Patz Belt Conveyors 51’x12”, 46’x12”, 30’x12”, 3hp; Batco 1314 LP Belt Conveyor, Hyd. Drive

Items Must Be Lot By Wed. August 11, 2021, 5:00PM Viewing August 4th – August 13th 7:30AM-7:00PM Terms: Cash, check, credit cards. All sales final. All items sell as-is, where-is, with no warranties or guarantees expressed or implied. All items must be paid in full the day of auction. MN sales tax applies.

Kenyon Area Farmers MATT MARING AUCTION CO. INC. • 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 & Adam Engen Lic# 25-93 Tom & Gerry Webster

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FOR SALE: JD 643 CH, like FOR SALE: 1978 Ford 7700 new, combined less than 20 tractor w/ Ford loader, good acres per yr; also, Farmall mechanical, but needs paint, original White Cub w/ clipper front tires new, rear tires mower; 240 utility tractor, 50%, 5750 hours, $10,500. Super MTA D; Wanted Brent Mountain Lake, MN 507-259gravity box. 320-282-4845 2677 FOR SALE: Anhydrous kit for FOR SALE: Farmall B, pafield cultivator, hydraulic on- rade ready, motor replaced, off, distributors, hoses. Field new rings, valves, ring gear, cultivator knives, $15/each. starter re-done, body shop Wanamingo, MN, David 612- painted, new tires, much 374-1933 more! 320-285-5433 JD 930 30’ flex head, w/ full FOR SALE: 1956 Ferguson 40 finger auger, $3,900; JD Utility Tractor, Live PTO, 1610 25’ flat fold chisel plow, Good Sheet Metal, Good $3,950; Westfield MK 10x61 Tires, $3,500. 507-663-6073 swing hopper auger, $4,900; Dave, Northfield, MN Demco 550 and Brent 540 gravity boxes, $7,450/ea; NEW AND USED TRACTOR Brent 420 grain cart, $4,900. PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 55, 50 Series & newer trac320-769-2756 tors, AC-all models, Large Inventory, We ship! Mark We buy Heitman Tractor Salvage Salvage Equipment 715-673-4829 Parts Available Hammell Equip., Inc. Sell your farm equipment (507)867-4910

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Grain Handling Equipment

0FOR SALE: Blue DMI field FOR SALE: JD 625F Hydra- FOR SALE: MC 970 grain dryd cultivator. Have spare parts flex Platform Head. Low er. 507-383-6553 , left: shanks/$75each, axles, Rock Dam. Single Point. Exs wing extensions, walking tra Sickle. 25’ Head Trailer. Wanted . tandems, offer. Wanamingo Both are in very good con- MN 55983 David 612-374-1933 dition. $14,500 for both. 320522-1386 All kinds of New & Used farm equipment - disc chisels, field Hay & Forage Grain Handling cults, planters, soil finishers, Equipment , cornheads, feed mills, discs, Equipment , balers, haybines, etc. 507pFOR SALE: Gehl 1065 forage FOR SALE: Westfield auger, 438-9782 harvester, 2R30”, new knives h and cutter bar, shedded. 507- 8”x61’, PTO, like new, $3,925. 7x51 Westfield auger, w/ Buying and selling any gold 828-1036 elec motor drive, includes and silver items, collector 0 motor, $1,125; 8x46 Feterl coins, diamonds, gold jewel, auger, elec, no motor, $825. ry, paying $25-$30 for silver d With one phone call, you can place FarmFan 320J dryer, $5,100. dollars, rare currency. No 3 Soderholm wet bin, 1200 bu, collection too big. Kuehl’s your classified line ad in The Land, Coins, Fairmont, Minnesota, $575. 651-503-5087 Farm News and Country Today. 507-235-3886, 507-399-9982, R FOR SALE: 8” sweep for 24’ open 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call The Land , bin, no motor. 507-276-7785 for more information e 507-345-4523 • 800-657-4665 k e

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Tuesday, August 10th - 10:00 am 28299 601st Ave, Winthrop, MN This is a live & online simulcast auction. For more information & pictures go to: Combine: ‘18 JD S790 combine, 522 eng hrs, 372 sep hrs, bought new, 1k hrs of warranty left, 4WD, tire size: 1250/35R46, electric clutch for cleanout unload auger, folding hopper w/ 6’ extension, straw spreader, adjusting throat, Lincoln auto-lube package, premium cab package w/ fridge, heated & cooling leather seats & electric mirrors; JD 712FC folding corn head, sng point hookup, row sensors, Lankota stalk stompers, ind shutoff on chopping rows; Unverferth Roadrunner 536 corn head moving trailer w/ dual tire on draw bar, brakes, lights; Tractors: ‘13 JD 9560RT, 36” track, 2019 hrs, front wheel weight package, heavy duty rock box, bare back, 4 hyd, 18 sp powershift, 2 elect outlets, elect mirrors, prem radio, buddy seat, ext warranty; JD 4440, Quad-Trans, 9540 hrs, dual hyd, 540 & 1000 PTO, duals, quick hitch, rock & tool box; Truck, Trailers & Equip: ‘13 Volvo day-cab semi, 503636 mi, 425 HP, I-shift auto trans, air-ride; Wilson Pacesetter 40’ trailer, ag hoppers, auto-roll tarp, ext light package; ‘15 J&M 1310 X-Tended Reach grain cart w/ 36” tracks, bought new, front side 22” discharge auger, roll tarp, scale, light package, w/ trailer hitch; ‘13 JD 4940 self-propelled sprayer, 1326 hrs, 120’ boom, 20” spacing, air ride, 5-sensor self-leveling, duals on back w/ hub, foam marker, adj wheel spacing, buddy seat; ‘15 Kuhn Krause 4855 Dominator 21’ ripper, bought new, folding wings, 13-shank, rolling basket; Wilrich QX2 60’ field cultivator, dbl spring shanks, gauge wheels, 3-bar drag harrow, rolling baskets, knock-off shovels; JD 2623VT folding disk, 40.8’ hyd lift, rolling basket, gauge wheels, hyd hitch adj, tool box; JD 400 rotary hoe, 30’; Sukup 14’ conveyor, 3500 bu/hr, 3 phase motor, 1 HP; cat III quick hitch, 3 pt; cat IV quick hitch, 3 pt; 3000 globe for JD Auto-Steer; JD 2630 monitor w/ row sensor SF1; water tender in 28’ enclosed semi trailer, 2 - 2200 gal tanks, 2 chem 30 gal inductor tanks, B&S 9.5 HP transfer pump w/ hose; fuel barrel on transport w/ elect pump & hose; chem pumps w/ hose & fittings; Misc Items: 3-wheeled mobility scooter; Total Fitness workout equipment; variety of furniture; various tools & parts; selection of household items;

Ronald C. Weber & Leslie J. Weber Charitable Remainder Trust Listing Auctioneers: Joe Maidl, 507-276-7749 & Ryan Froehlich, 507-380-9256 Auctioneers: Matt Mages, New Ulm Lic 52-21-018; 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 bring a letter of approval from your bank.


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Pets & Supplies

Wanted to Buy: JD 725 6, 8 & FOR SALE: Yorkshire, PUPPIES FOR SALE: Bor12 row - front mount cultiva- Hampshire, Duroc, cross der Collie/Blue Heeler cross, tors; Stanhoist and Bushhog bred boars, gilts & 4-H pigs. born 6/14/21, first shots and steel barge boxes; Gehl and Top quality. Excellent herd dewormed, $200/each. 507Lorentz grinder/mixers; plus health. No PRSS. Delivery 383-6701 all types of farm machinery. available. 320-760-0365 Wanted: also JD 4430 1975 or Spot, Duroc, Chester White, newer. 507-251-2685 Boars & Gilts available. WANTED: 6 sheets for an Monthly PRRS and PEDV. Miscellaneous 18’ Butler grain bin, must Delivery available. Steve be wide corrugated and 11 Resler. 507-456-7746 gauge. 320-293-4380 PARMA DRAINAGE PUMPS Sell your livestock in The New pumps & parts on hand. WANTED: 47 1/2’ - 52 1/2’ DMI Land. Call 507-345-4523 Call Minnesota’s largest disnutrient placer. 507-251-2685 tributor HJ Olson & Company Pets & Supplies 320-974-8990 Cell - 320-212-5336 Livestock



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FOR SALE: Black Angus bulls also Hamp, York, & Hamp/ Duroc boars & gilts. Alfred Kemen 320-598-3790

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FOR SALE: Australian cattle Winpower Sales & Service dog puppies, 5 red males, 1 Reliable Power Solutions red female available. Farm Since 1925 PTO & automatic raised, parents have papers. Emergency Electric GenerSerious inquires only. Call ators. New & Used Jenny for info. Available end Rich Opsata-Distributor of July. 651-214-8510 800-343-9376

Portland Cement Dry Bulk Portland cement, $175. (507) 491-1173 REINKE IRRIGATION Sales & Service New & Used For your irrigation needs 888-830-7757 or 507-276-2073


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Prime Farmland Auction 3 Parcels of Prime Chippewa Co. Farmland 443.2+/- Total Deeded Acres Auction on September 1st, 2021 at 2 PM Parcel 1 – 161.0+/- Deeded Acres; 156.8+/- Tillable Acres; CPI=90.9; SE 1/4 of Section 26 Parcel 2 – 120.80+/- Deeded Acres; 117.2+/- Tillable Acres; CPI=90; S 1/2 of NE 1/4 & the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 exc pt, all in Section 26 Parcel 3 – 161.4+/- Deeded Acres; 152.4+/- Tillable Acres; CPI=88.8; NW 1/4 of Section 25; All in Mandt Township, Chippewa Co

Go to for details & drone video Kristine Fladeboe Duininck, 320-212-9379 Dale Fladeboe, Lic. 34-12 Award Winning Auctioneers


320 Acres +/- of Farmland, Pasture & Building Site in Galena Twp., Martin Co., MN THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Auction to be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall 920 E 10th Street, Fairmont, MN

PROPERTY LOCATION: Building Site Address: 2188 120th Ave, Trimont, MN 56176 320 Deeded Acres located in the S 1/2 of the NW 1/4 and the SW 1/4 Section 13, Township 104 North, Range 32 W & the N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 Section 24, Township 104 North, Range 32 W Martin County, Minnesota. OPEN HOUSE FOR ACREAGE: Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 5 PM - 7 PM

For full flyer, informational booklet and bidding details, visit! OWNERS: HATCH FAMILY



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Steffes Auction Calendar 2021 For more info, call: 1-800-726-8609 or visit our website:

Opening July 26 & Closing August 4 at 11AM Kris Satrom Farm Inventory Reduction Auction, Page, ND, Timed Online Auction Opening July 27 & Closing August 3 at 12PM Roger & Gary Pic Farm & Fertilizer Equipment Retirement Auction, Mansfield, SD & Lawton, ND, Timed Online Auction


28 Acres +/- of Bare Farmland in Section 3 of Fairmont Twp., Martin County, MN

SUBJECT LOCATION: Farm is located on the North side of 125th St. in the NE corner of Fairmont, MN just South of Interstate 90. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 3 of Fairmont Township, Martin Co., MN T102N, R30W *See farm booklet for full legal

Opening July 27 & Closing August 3 Kyle Stromstad Farm Inventory Reduction Auction, Beltrami, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening July 27 & Closing August 3 at 2PM Thomas Brule Trucking Inventory Update Auction, West Fargo, ND, Timed Online Auction Opening July 28 & Closing August 4 Ronald Anderson Retirement Auction, Hallock, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening July 29 & Closing August 9 at 12PM Maple River Grain & Agronomy Excess Equipment Auction, Multiple Locations in Red River Valley, Timed Online Auction Friday, July 30 at 5PM Big Stone County, MN Farmland 245± Acres – Request for Proposal, Big Stone County, MN Opening August 4 & Closing August 12 at 7PM Litchfield Welding & Machine Shop Equipment Auction, Litchfield, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening August 6 & Closing August 11 at 1PM University of Minnesota Inventory Reduction Auction, Rosemount, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening August 6 & Closing August 11 Online Steffes Auction – 8/11, Upper Midwest Locations, Timed Online Auction Opening August 9 & Closing August 17 Robert and Maragret Ringger Retirement Auction, Dumont, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening August 11 & Closing August 18 at 1PM Big Roy Trucking Inventory Reduction Auction, Williston, ND, Timed Online Auction Opening August 12 & Closing August 18 at 12PM Clay County, MN Commercial Real Estate Retirement Auction, Georgetown, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening August 13 & Closing August 17 at 12PM Online Hay Auction – Quality Tested, Litchfield, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening August 13 & Closing August 23 at 12PM Kibble Equipment Auction, Sioux Falls, SD, Timed Online Auction Opening August 18 & Closing August 25 at 12PM All Parts Pickup & Auto Inc. Retirement Auction, Georgetown, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening August 20 & Closing August 25 Online Steffes Auction – 8/25, Upper Midwest Locations, Timed Online Auction Opening August 20 & Closing August 30 James O’Connell Equipment Auction, Frazee, MN & Ekalaka, MT, Timed Online Auction Opening August 24 & Closing August 31 Manure Pumping & Handling Auction, Litchfield, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening August 30 & Closing September 7 at 7PM Joe Kemper Antique John Deere Tractor Collection Auction, Grey Eagle, MN, Timed Online Auction

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• All Steel Shelters for Livestock & Other Uses

JBM Equipment:

• Feeder Wagons - Several Models • Self-locking Head Gates • HD Feeder Panels • Self-locking Bunk Feeders • Tombstone Horse & Horned Cattle Feeders • Skid Feeders • Bunk Feeders • Bale Wagons • Bale Thrower Racks • Flat Racks for big sq. bales • Self-locking Feeder Wagons • Fenceline Feeders • Several Types of Bale Feeders

W/W Werk Weld:

• Bale Feeders • Calf Shelters • Wind Breaks • Creep Feeders • Feed Bunks • Fence Line Bunks • Bottomless Bunks • Towable Handy Hoppers

3 Brands of Cattle & Calf Feeders:

• Smidley Steer Stuffers, Waterers, Hog Feeders & Huts • Bergman Tongue & Groove wood and One Piece Roof • W/W All Steel Cattle & Calf Feeders

Sioux Equipment:

Mar-Weld Sheep & Goat Equipment:

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Gates • Calving Pens • Haymax Bale Feeders Cattle & Feeder Panels • Head Gates Loading Chute • Hog Feeders Squeeze Chutes & Tubs • Calf Warmer

For-Most Livestock Equipment:

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“Farm Built” Hay Feeders w/roof Poly “Hay Huts” (Saves Hay) Ritchie Live Stock Waterers Easy Way Cattle Care Oilers & Scratchers

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DR® Power Equipment: Sunfire Radiant Heaters Bohlman Concrete Waterers Calftel Hutches & Animal Barns R&C Poly Bale Feeders Ameriag Poly Mineral Feeders Miniature Donkey & Fainting Goats 3pt PTO or Skid Steer Snowblowers New and some used GT (Tox-O-Wik) Grain Dryer Parts

• Lambing Pens • Crowd Tub • Grain Feeders • Scale • Round & Square Bale Feeders • Sheep Head Locks • Spin Trim Chute • Creep Feeders

• Squeeze Chutes - Head Gates • Large & Small Animal Tip Chutes • Open Bar Corral Tub • Round & Square Calving Pens • Tub & Alley Chutes • Crowding Tubs

Notch Equipment:

• Rock Buckets • Grapple Forks • Manure Forks • Bale Spears • Hi-Volume Buckets & Pallet Forks • Bale Transports & Feeder Wagons, 16’-34’ • Adult & Young Stock Feeders & Bale Feeders • Land Levelers

S-I Feeders:

• Mid-Size and Full-Size Bunks • One-Sided Juniors and Adult Bunks • Arrow Front 4-Wheel Feeders, 12’-36‘

Wanted to Buy: Good Used Manure Spreader, Crowding

Tubs, Steer Stuffers, Feed bunks, Squeeze Chutes, Sheep & Goat Equipment, Misc. Livestock Equipment

320-587-2162, Ask for Larry

Lot - Hwy. 7 E Office Location - 305 Adams Street NE Hutchinson, MN 55350



Auctioneer Alley ................................................................................ 21, 22 Beck's Hybrids ...........................................................................................1 Blue Horizon ............................................................................ Cover Wrap Electrical Production Services ..................................................................17 Fladeboe Land ............................................................................. 16, 19, 21 Greenwald Farm Center ............................................................................23 Henslin Auctions, Inc. ..............................................................................21 Jason Helicopter Services, LLC ..................................................................8 Jones Law Office .......................................................................................5 Kannegiesser Truck ..................................................................................13 Leaf Filter ...............................................................................................14 M S Diversified .......................................................................................16 Mages Auction Service ....................................................................... 19, 22 Matt Maring Auction Co. ..........................................................................18 Pioneer ......................................................................................................7 Pruess Elevator, Inc. ................................................................................18 Rush River Steel & Trim ............................................................................3 Schweiss Doors ........................................................................................18 Scott Buboltz ...........................................................................................12 Smiths Mill Implement, Inc. .....................................................................17 Sorensen's Sale & Rentals ........................................................................23 Steffes Group ..................................................................................... 16, 22 Wagner Auctions ......................................................................................17

FARMFEST SECTION ADVERTISER LISTING Anderson Seeds..................................3

Minnesota Soybean........................12, 13

Christianson Systems, Inc.................11

Minnwest Bank.....................................2

Janesville Tire Service......................17

Olsen Truck Service............................10

Keith Bode.......................................15

Renk Seed...........................................19

Lester Buidings..................................8

Rinke Noonan......................................20

Litzau Farm Drainage.....Farmfest Wrap

Rush River Steel & Trim......................24

Manders Diesel Repair, Inc.................5

Southern MN Initiative Foundation......23

Minnesota Corn Growers....................7


507-345-4523 • 800-657-4665 418 S. Second Street, Mankato, MN 56001

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THE LAND — JULY 23/JULY 30, 2021

This week’s Back Roads is the work of The Land Correspondent Richard Siemers.


Railroad gone, history remains

hen the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad built a spur from Tyler into South Dakota in 1899, they created three Minnesota towns: Arco, Ivanhoe, and Hendricks. Hendricks was situated near the South Dakota border and named for the lake by which it was platted. In 1967, the railroad ended service on the spur and left behind a handsome wood-framed depot. Local citizens spearheaded the effort which saved the depot and moved it to its present location near the lake. After much work, in 1969 the depot opened as the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum. Later that year, the Lincoln County Historical Society was established to oversee the museum. It was the start of something which became much bigger. Since then, two additional buildings have been constructed to house the collection of items donated by people of the county; and three historic buildings moved in from the country give the sense of a small village. District 5 country schoolhouse now has a home near the depot. Numerous school children have visited to experience learning in a country school for a day. A Sears & Roebuck house was donated and moved in from the country and is furnished with period artifacts. A country church, the Icelandic Lutheran Church, was resettled between the house and school. The church building has been used for special services and weddings. It has original furnishings and items from other closed country churches. The handsome depot is a classic of its day. The

separate waiting rooms for men and women, as well as the freight area, display items from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Between the waiting rooms is the furnished home of the station master and his family — a single room with steep stairs to a loft for sleeping. Displays include the ethnic groups which populated Lincoln County, with German, Norwegian, Danish, Polish and Icelandic being the major groups. One unique item not from pioneer days is a scaled down model of a classic inboard cruiser from 1941. The mahogany boat, designed by a Hendricks High School teacher and built by the industrial arts class to learn shop skills, has been taken out on Lake Hendricks. Another eye-catcher is two carved and painted Norwegian chairs. The roll-down stage curtain from the Hendricks Opera House is covered with local advertising surrounding a lake scene. The complex of buildings is located on the west side of Hendricks, near the lake, at 610 Elm St. The museum just reopened on July 3. Hours of operation until Labor Day are: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or by appointment. Call (507) 275-5247 and leave a message. You can check the museum’s Facebook page under Lincoln County Pioneer Museum. v

Hendricks, Minn.

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"Since 1976, Where Farm and Family Meet"

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"Since 1976, Where Farm and Family Meet"

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