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The year was 2005. I was still getting in community engagement, an area I’m my bearings as a new resident of souththrilled to dive into. ern Minnesota, relocating there from While I’m excited about this new chapNorth Dakota for my husband’s job. An ter in my work career, closing The Land opportunity became available at The chapter is bittersweet. I started working Land magazine for a copy editor. I quickhere as a newly married young person, ly mailed (remember, it was 2005) my and now I have a plethora of gray hair resume and hoped for the best. I had a and four wonderful children who are delightful interview with then-editor quickly growing up. LAND MINDS Kevin Schulz and was subsequently I want to thank my office mate and offered the position. By Kristin Kveno boss, Paul Malchow, for his kindness and Since then, I have had the pleasure positivity. Working with him these past of working with an array of excellent three and a half years has been a joy. writers, editors, sales gurus and office Dick Hagen has been a constant since staff. The Land is special to me for many reasons, I began here; his love of writing and his unending one being the amazing people I have worked along- quest to seek out a story is awe-inspiring. Thank side for all these years. Being a copy editor, staff you to office/advertising assistants Joan Compart writer, and columnist allowed me to interview such and Lyuda Shevtsov for always providing laughter, fascinating people on various topics. levity when needed, and a smile. Dan McCargar has Born and raised in the Twin Cities, my knowledge given the sales position gusto, and his enthusiasm of agriculture was limited when I joined The Land for his role is infectious. Our fearless leader, Deb and grew with each person I interviewed, and every Petterson, works diligently to make sure The Land story I wrote. Interviewing “From the Fields” prois the best it can be and continues to seek opportuducers, former FFA state officers, and so many othnities to enhance the publication. ers in the ag sector have been a privilege. It is the It is not goodbye … but instead, see you later. people that make the ag community so great. Thank you, Land readers, for allowing me to share After 17-plus years at The Land, it’s time for me stories about our agricultural landscape. It has been to move on to another adventure. I will be working a true honor. v


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A no-ethanol future doesn’t mean a no-profit future It’s rare to find one Midwestern academic publicly questioning the economic and environmental impacts of ethanol. It’s even rarer to find four academics (one from a corn state land grant university, three from a leading university in the leading corn-producing state) raising objections to the biofuel and its byproducts that will use one out of every three bushels of corn grown in the United States this year.

seminar on how best to put the most sacred of American ag policy cows out to pasture. And it featured several “cropaganda” moments, a clever invention of the podcast’s three co-hosts: Silvia Secchi, a University of Iowa professor of geographical and sustainability studies; Iowa colFARM & FOOD FILE league Christopher Jones, a research engineer and expert on Iowa water qualiBy Alan Guebert ty; and David Cwiertny, director of the University of Iowa’s Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination.

But that’s exactly what the co-hosts of the Iowa-based podcast, “We All Want Clean Water,” offered in the first episode of their second season. It was a 47-minute


According to the three, cropaganda marries old fashioned farm mythmaking to modern farm advocacy in Big Ag’s effort to maintain the status quo. Its chief goal is to beat down any fact or idea that threatens today’s dominant ag policies. Most of the podcast’s myth-made moments were provided by Jason Hill, a professor of bioproducts and biosystems engineering at the University of Minnesota, who has examined ethanol since 2005. His “systems” assessment of ethanol — a “big picture” of how science now views it — is that “ethanol is not the direction we should be going.” In fact, Hill notes, a “more sustainable transportation future” would feature “better options that give us greater benefits at less cost… (and) get us closer to a more sustainable transportation future.”

gallon, the environmental benefit delivered by the tiny boost would offset any environmental benefit from ethanol from “all the corn we produce in Iowa today.” That “just blows my mind,” remarked podcast cohost Cwiertny, “because that’s an achievable standard in terms of fuel efficiency. Instead we’ve chosen to completely re-engineer our landscape here” for corn and ethanol. And even more ethanol-driven landscape reengineering is now in the works across the Midwest. Highly controversial carbon pipelines, backed by biofuel oligarchs like Archer Daniels Midland and Iowa political kingmaker Bruce Rastetter, will reenergize two “very much aligned” industries, ethanol and petroleum, says Hill. The global fuel market, however, is rushing away from “liquid fuels” like gasoline and ethanol and toward either less liquid fuel or non-liquid fuels like electricity. By itself, that realignment will change today’s transportation system dramatically and quickly, suggests Hill. The question then won’t be what fuel will we use, he reckons; instead it will be “How are we going to get people from Point A to Point B safely because there will be many more ways to accomplish that” other than with today’s fuels.

That will have severe consequences for ethanol, he continues. “Today, we use all the land dedicated to corn production in both Minnesota and Iowa comFor example, Hill told the three University of Iowa bined for ethanol… and it gets us enough fuel to offprofessors, if Congress raised the required fuel stan- set six to seven percent of our gasoline… That’s not dard nationwide by a miniscule one-half mile per a lot.”

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In fact, if federally mandated miles-per-gallon standards are raised just two more miles per gallon, Hill calculates, all the ethanol-making corn land in production today would be redundant. It simply wouldn’t be needed. That stark reality should push policymakers to begin to move toward the inevitable no-ethanol day. But that’s far easier said than done, noted podcast co-host Jones. Iowa’s corn acres devoted to ethanol alone are equal to 20 of the state’s 99 counties, he said. What are farmers going to do in those counties if ethanol goes away? They will be paid an estimated $600 to $700 an acre in federal subsidies — today’s “societal cost to grow corn used for ethanol” — to grow other “proven” carbon-friendly crops that “give us the benefit of a renewed ecosystem,” explained Hill. That’s one renewable everyone wants. 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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Shop from home — A new fad or an old method revived? When I was in high school, cream bars, orange sherbet all the really cool girls went popups and vanilla ice off to the big town to shop at cream for our pop floats. (I the mall for their clothes. have to say pop, as my My mom ordered mine brothers and sisters were through the mail-order cataquite adventurous, we log. While I will admit it didn’t just stick with root was easy to dream as I beer. Almost any flavor of turned the pages of the catapop would do.) Despite all FROM MY logs, it still wasn’t quite the that yum, the Schwan’s FARMHOUSE same as seeing all the dressman wasn’t necessarily the KITCHEN es for real. favorite though. By Renae B. Even so, it would be a The Avon lady was. She Vander Schaaf very exciting was special, but day when the rarely came package arrived calling unless it in the mailbox was to visit. — because you Because our knew those new Avon lady was clothes would my Grandma surely come Louise with a bit of the Reemtsma. model’s charm. Many of these Yet when the farm-to-farm new outfit companies arrived, it sadly began in the horse and buggy days. didn’t have the same look on me as it The W.T. Rawleigh Company had its did in the catalog. It just didn’t appear start in 1889 by a man whose educaas glamourous … (gulp) or was it me? tion was only rural schools. William In recent years, one might say I have Thomas Rawleigh had been born on a finally arrived as my visits to the malls farm in Wisconsin. have become more frequent. There are The idea of owning his own business some perks at this hands-on shopping. had developed at a young age. While If a new outfit isn’t quite right, back on still a youth, he convinced his father the rack it goes — immediately. to let him work for someone else for Occasionally there are items which are $20 a month. After several months, his acceptable; but most often not, mirrors wealth amounted to $120. He gave his don’t lie. If my farmer who shops with parents $100 of that sum. me doesn’t like something, all he has to At which time he left the farm to do is say, “That makes you look old pursue an independent sales career and/or fat.” At which time all speed with a horse borrowed from his dad, records are broken on the trip back to the dressing room to quickly dispose of who wasn’t too keen on his son’s notion. Although he still had $15 to the offending clothing article. his name, it didn’t really belong to But wouldn’t you know it, now that I him. The buggy he filled with four have made it, the really cool girls I types of “Good Health Products” was graduated with are probably ordering mortgaged, so basically he didn’t have from the modern mail-order system: a penny to his name. He was all of 18 the online stores. years old. In those days, he wasn’t Yes, I have to chuckle here a bit. even old enough to vote. This shopping from home is nothing Today Rawleighs is still delivering new under the sun. People have been items to their customers’ homes via doing it for quite some time … centutheir website. I hope there has been a ries, in fact. biography written of his life, as it will Why, when I was growing up in the probably be an interesting read. previous century, there was the It is quite possible that Mr. Watkins man, the Rawleigh man, and Rawleigh’s business idea came the Schwan’s Ice Cream man. It was a because their farm might have been real treat to have the last one come — visited by a salesperson from the especially during the summer. Ice Watkins Incorporated Company. This

company started about the time Rawleigh was born. Although born and educated in Ohio, Joseph Ray Watkins moved at the age of 21 to Stearns County in Minnesota with his parents Benjamin and Sophronia Watkins. After his marriage to Mary Ellen Herberling from Ohio, he and his bride settled in Plainview, Minn. The obliging wife let him experiment in the kitchen in the development of a liniment which was used to soothe sore muscles. Once success was achieved, he established the J. R. Watkins Medical Company and took to the streets — going door to door to make a living. As this husband-and-wife business grew, the special sales buggy made for him in St. Cloud, Minn. became a fleet of buggies scattered throughout the region. The business was moved to Winona, Minn. (You know, I think it is time to plan a road trip as Plainview and Winona both have historical sites and museums with Watkins history.) This liniment which gave Watkins his start is still in use today. Watkins products can be purchased at stores or online. Wisconsin and Minnesota can be proud of these two men and Schwans. But what about Iowa? Well, several people have recently told me of Jewel Tea. This one is new to me, but it certainly would have been a favorite. Hot tea is my beverage of choice. The Jewel Tea Company was started by the son of an Iowan grocer. Frank Skiff called his business Jewel Tea, because anything at that time which

was superior was called a ‘jewel.’ In Chicago, with $700 in his pocket, Skiff took his horse and wagon and went door to door with a baking powder he manufactured, teas he packaged, spices and extracts. He roasted coffee beans once a week to sell on his route. The company partnered with Hall China to manufacture dinnerware just for them. Its “Autumn Leaf” design was a popular one. While this company is no longer in business, it won’t be lost to history because there are collectors who seek out Jewel Tea items. Something as simple as vanilla flavoring aided these door-to-door salesmen. I don’t know if it was because vanilla was one of the top items cooks were fastidious about, or if it was because the vanilla industry was manipulate. It is also a difficult crop to grow — which contributes to its availability. Rawleigh spent considerable money to obtain vanilla for his customers. In 1924 the company began curing vanilla in Mexico, West Indies and France. He bought plantations in Madagascar. He didn’t completely manage to resolve the vanilla problem thoroughly, as there still appears to be a monopoly on it. All these companies sold similar items that busy housewives would need. I suspect very few farms were without the salves that both Rawleigh and Watkins sold. Rawleigh had a fly killer that was definitely needed in the barn. I still prefer Watkin’s black pepper and their real vanilla in my See FARMHOUSE KITCHEN, pg. 7

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Who can figure Father? ‘The first one hurts the worst’ Not long ago, as I parked myself behind They had baled one day, and that night the wheel of our 1995 Chevrolet pickup, the full racks were all home and a couple it took me back to the days when our of them had been unloaded into the barn. three children all fit in the back seat. That meant empty racks were in the yard and needing to be moved out of the And all at the same time, no less. way; so my husband asked one of our Those days are long gone. Oh, the chilsons to hook them onto the four- wheeler dren might still fit back there; but their and move them. They had done this legs would look like human spaghetti as before, so it was a simple task. they searched for a place to bunk for the TABLE TALK Until it wasn’t. duration of a ride. By Karen Schwaller It was dark out by now and I was in And with all those feet involved, I’m the machine shed doing whatever it is guessing it wouldn’t smell as good as spamoms do when it’s summer time, dark ghetti. outside, and no one has eaten supper yet. Suddenly, When I think of that pickup, I’m reminded of the one of our sons came running into the shed, said time we were all coming home from a very late nothing, but grabbed my hand and started running. night of animal preparation for the sheep show at We stopped and he let go of my hand when we got our county fair the next morning. There became a to this said red pickup, and pointed to the dent that smell in the truck so powerful. With the kids (and was now in the door. us) exhausted — yet still carrying on, I asked my husband, “What reeks in here?” He looked at me with fright on his face; I wondered how much gas was in the truck. He answered tiredly, “I think it’s us.” He told me what happened: somehow the hay rack Well … that was a disappointing answer. had come unhooked and ran into the side of the From time to time, as I see and drive that pickup, truck. its war wounds take me back to the time when our “I suppose we better tell Dad about this, huh?” I children were young and just beginning to be pretty asked. He nodded, but with that same constipated good help around the farm. look I had when Dad figured out it was me who put

the hole from the cigarette lighter into the seat of his brand new Oliver 1750 — the only tractor he ever bought new. It was just so inviting. We hung around a bit, and when my husband made his way over to us, we showed him the dent. And to our surprise, he said simply, “Well, the first one hurts the worst.” Then, in an unexpected move, he just walked away. I looked at our son, and he stood there looking at me as if some miracle had just occurred. Because the truth was, it was as miraculous as no blue jeans to resuscitate on mending day. He expected to be lectured about being responsible and paying attention to what he was doing — with a few expletives tossed in there for staying power. Instead, he was greeted with what appeared to be understanding. It was like we didn’t even know this man who had stood in front of us. Perhaps the heat and length of the day, with its hot and heavy activities, lent my husband to just not care at the moment — at least not until he had consumed a hop-based beverage. Whatever the case, our son was given a stay of judgment, and he escaped punishment like a kid who had just stolen from a candy store. That truck went on to become the source of another tale involving our two sons who drove (as farm kids do) at a very young age, but that’s a story for later. A mother can take only so much trauma at a time. Karen Schwaller brings “Table Talk” to The Land from her home near Milford, Iowa. She can be reached at v

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Get ready for another chiller from William Kent Krueger You hear footsteps. “Fox Creek: A Novel” If it’s not a dark and by William Kent Krueger stormy night and you’re not alone, that’s probably okay. c.2022, Atria You might even anticipate $28.00 it if you’re leading a group, 400 pages strolling with a friend, or walking in public. Most times, you probably don’t THE BOOKWORM old. He was no meddler or notice the soft sound of SEZ wife-stealer. And later, footfalls. By Terri Schlichenmeyer when Cork showed Delores a picture he’d quietly taken But what if, as in the new of Morriseau, she said he novel “Fox Creek” by wasn’t her husband. She’d never seen William Kent Krueger, the footsteps aren’t following? What if they’re chas- the guy before. ing? She said that a day or two before she disappeared into the north woods, Cork O’Connor was used to people asking him for help. Born in Tamarack along with Cork’s wife, Rainy, and Henry Meloux... County, Minnesota, he’d been sheriff there once, and he knew everybody. So Calling himself LeLoup — or, “The when a man he didn’t know — Lou Wolf” — a man quietly paddled to the Morriseau — asked about Henry lakeside and hid his kayak. Kimball, Meloux, it raised Cork’s eyebrows. an ex-soldier he’d known since Iraq, hired him to do a job and LeLoup He didn’t like this stranger. would see it through — one way or Morriseau claimed his wife, Delores, was with Henry — and he wanted her another. He’d find this Delores woman who was trekking around in the north to come home. But O’Connor knew woods and he’d return her to Kimball, Morriseau was wrong on two points: who never said why he wanted her. If Henry was a Mide, a healer in the she was with Henry, finding her Anishinaabe community, and he must’ve been at least a hundred years wouldn’t be hard. LeLoup had spent

Letter: Democracy will endure To the Editor, Trump stole top secret documents and lied about it. This criminal act involved thousands of stolen records. There were 46 empty folders that had contained classified documents. These are not the actions of a decent sane person. Were the missing papers lost, destroyed, hidden, or sold? Now he vilifies the FBI and DOJ. On the day of the violent coup attempt, Trump urged the crowd to the Capital and watched the violent attack on Capital police on TV for hours without lifting a finger. Trump has always seen the rule of law as something to twist and manipulate. For instance, his public attacks on the Mueller investigation and individuals involved along with dangling potential pardons for those who would refuse to testify were clearly obstructions of justice. By the time of the coup attempt

many top government officials were Trump appointees or loyalists. After the January 6 insurrection the phones of top government officials at the Secret Service, Defense Department, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were wiped clean. But it’s more than just Trump. The Republican Party decided that the coup attempt was of no importance. Now they criminalize girls, women and doctors with government forced birthing laws. They make voting more difficult, ban books, and make second class citizens out of most everyone except straight white males. Their war on science threatens the future of our planet with climate related catastrophes. Biden and the Democratic Party will see that truth, freedom for all, and democracy will endure. Greg Rendahl Ostrander, Minn.


his whole life in the woods and he could read them just as well as the old man he was trailing. As long as he could stay one step ahead of the men who were trailing him, LeLoup would find the Mide and bring back that woman. Even if he had to kill to do it. You know the screamy feeling you get when you breathlessly wake up, shocked from one of those chase dreams? Well, buckle up for the same — double-time inside “Fox Creek.” Author William Kent Krueger takes a normal Boundary Waters cat-andmouse tale and throws in a rat of a

different sort in a gasping plot twist: Krueger’s most gentle, beloved recurring character, Henry Meloux, has finally met his match. While this launches a tale that literally walks readers all around northern Minnesota, it too serves double-duty. Krueger uses the land he loves, the trees and waters, rocks, and lichens as backdrop to a sometimes-spiritual, sometimes-new-agey life-or-death situation, a fine whodunit, and a real-life terror that Krueger ultimately says lurks between his lines. Find out more in the author’s note, but don’t read it early or you’ll spoil the novel for yourself. Keep it for the end of “Fox Creek” and first enjoy a story that’ll keep you on your toes. The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. Terri has been reading since she was 3 years old and never goes anywhere without a book. She lives in Wisconsin with three dogs and 10,000 books. v

Farmers too busy to shop FARMHOUSE KITCHEN, from pg. 5 whipped cream. Even though these companies had their start in the 1800’s, they were by no means the beginning of home sales and routes. Grocery stores had been doing it for some time. The grocery store in Newkirk, Iowa (as did many other groceries) ran a peddle wagon through the country as farmers were just too busy to take off to go to town to purchase the few items they couldn’t grow themselves. This delivery route continued through many subsequent owners of the store. There are days when we are too busy to go to town, too; so I can see how farm families benefited from this service.

As what is old becomes vogue again, wouldn’t it be great if families started to go church again. My farmer and I were watching a movie from the 1940/1950’s era that was produced by Hollywood. The movie opened with a bird’s eye view of the town and the main character speaking. “That’s my town. It’s Sunday morning and most everyone is on their way to church.” Because we all do need that reminder from Romans 6:23 — “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Renae B. Vander Schaaf is an independent writer, author and speaker. Contact her at (605) 530-0017 or v

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Grain Outlook Corn market keeps inching higher The following marketing analysis is for the week ending Sept. 9. CORN — News was thin for traders when they returned from the Labor Day holiday. The U.S. dollar soared to fresh 20-year highs, the soy complex tanked, and corn and wheat struggled to hold early gains. Corn extended gains into Sept. 6 after Russian President Putin announced he wants to renegotiate the safe corridor deal for grain to ship through the Black Sea. He feels Russia was misled on where the grain would go. Russia says the grain is not headed to the “poorest” countries for which the deal was PHYLLIS NYSTROM intended to supply to avoid starCHS Hedging Inc. vation. President Putin also said St. Paul sanctions are impeding its grain and fertilizer exports. The statement propelled wheat and corn prices higher with soybeans following. President Putin and the President of Turkey are scheduled to meet face to face in the coming week to discuss the situation. This puts the continuation of the safe corridor in doubt, but it may be used by Russia to push for sanction cuts imposed on it when they invaded Ukraine. December corn continued to tease its 100-day MA technical resistance throughout the week before posting a strong technical close into the weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will include an acreage review for corn, soybean, and other crops in the September report. Any updates are usually held for the October World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report; but this year the USDA said they have data that is “sufficiently complete” to update the numbers in September. The September WASDE report is the first objective yield sample of the year for corn and soybeans. The average trade estimates for the Sept. 12 WASDE report include: yield 172.5 bushels per acre, production at 14.088 billion bushels, and harvested acres at 81.686 million acres. 2021-22 U.S. ending stocks are expected to be 1.547 billion bushels and for 2022-23 ending stocks are estimated at 1.217 billion bushels. The 1.217 billion bushel ending stocks would be a 10-year low. 2022-23 world ending corn stocks are forecast at 302.29 million metric tons. Conab this

Cash Grain Markets corn/change* Stewartville $6.96 .00 Edgerton $7.83 +.31 Jackson $6.58 -1.24 Hope $7.28 -.09 Cannon Falls $6.94 -.02 Sleepy Eye $7.23 -.04 St. Cloud $6.53 -.34 Madison $7.13 -.12 Redwood Falls $7.33 +.09 Fergus Falls $6.82 -.14 Morris $6.83 +.01 Tracy $7.30 +.03 Average: $7.07 Year Ago Average: $5.27

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The weekly ethanol report showed production up 19,000 barrels per day to 989,000 bpd and 7 percent higher than a year ago. Stocks were down 400,000 barrels at 23.1 million barrels and the largest oneweek decline since June. Net margins fell by 15 cents to 6 cents per gallon. The USDA announced they will update four weeks’ worth of export data on Sept. 15 after technical problems prohibited the release of the weekly export report since Aug. 25. Data for Aug. 18 and 25 will be on one report and data from Sept. 1 and 8 on another report. Outlook: Corn closed higher for the third consecutive week. The December contract closed the week at its highest level since June. It was up 19.25 cents for the week at $6.85 and the March corn gained 18 cents this week at $6.89.25 per bushel. We’ll have to wait and see if the USDA sends us any curveballs on the 12th. Outside macro markets, U.S. harvest, and South American planting weather will be the focus moving forward; but with lots of empty storage to fill and shrinking ending stocks, the downside may be limited. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is changing the trading hours for mini contracts beginning Oct. 2. The mini contract’s new closing time will be 1:20 p.m. (central time) vs. the current 1:45 p.m. closing time. SOYBEANS — The big news in the soy complex to begin the holiday-shortened week was the new “soybean dollar” exchange rate in Argentina. In its effort to raise hard currency reserves, farmers will be offered an exchange rate of $AR200 through Sept. 30 vs. the official rate of $AR140. This is intended to make soybean sales more attractive to growers. Through August, Argentina farmers were estimated to have sold only 52 percent of this year’s soybean production. The new rate did what it was intended to do. Argentine farmers sold a reported 114 million bushels of soybeans in the first three days after the announcement which was about five times the sales of the previous week. China was there to collect the windfall, buying soybeans at a supposedly 45-cent discount to U.S. soybeans. And to add to the push for Argentine farmers to sell, their central bank announced farmers of a certain size who hold more than 5 percent of their production will be subject to higher financing costs of 120 percent of the latest Monetary Policy rate. The current rate is 69.3 percent, so the penalty rate would start at 83.4 percent. Both programs are aimed at increasing government revenues through the collection of export taxes. The average trade estimates for the 2022-23 balance sheet include 51.5 bu./acre, 4.496 billion bushels of production, and harvested acres at 87.288 million acres. The U.S. ending stocks for 2021-22 are estimated at 236 million bushels and 247 million bushels for 2022-23. World ending stocks are pegged at

week cut its Brazilian corn production estimate to 113.3 mmt from 114.7 mmt and vs. the USDA’s August estimate of 116 mmt. The September USDA corn yield hasn’t been below the trade estimate since 2011. Rising fertilizer prices in the United States should help support deferred corn prices. Soaring natural gas prices have cut Europe’s ammonia production by two-thirds. Despite the higher fertilizer prices, Brazil’s corn production this coming year is expected to climb 13 percent to its highest in seven years, and soybean production to increase 24 percent to nearly 154 mmt. Gazprom has halted natural gas supplies through the Nord Stream pipeline to the EU until the West eases Russian sanctions and/or repairs are made to a leak that Gazprom says Siemens Energy must fix. For whatever reason, Europe’s energy costs are skyrocketing, and consumers are trying to navigate how to absorb the extreme costs. The National Mediation Board has ordered railroads and unions back to the bargaining table to avoid a possible Sept. 16 strike. Only seven of the 12 unions have reached voluntary agreements with the railroads. With harvest upon us, added disruptions to rail movement are not what we need or want. In late harvesting years (and it looks like we’ll be in that category this year) the December/March corn carry tends to trade its widest level in early September. If it does trade wider in October, it’s by just a couple of cents. If you intend to carry hedged corn, you may want to consider moving your short hedges to the March between 6 and 8 cents. The U.S. Climate Prediction Center is giving the chance of La Niña to persist through January-March at 54 percent. This could set up a less-than-ideal growing season for South America. See NYSTROM, pg. 13

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

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Some ag provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act In late August, President Biden signed complete data collection on greenhouse The IRA Bill allows Medicare to negotiate the the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” gas emissions through the Renewable costs for some prescription drugs with the manufac(IRA) into law. The IRA was previously Fuels Standards program. turers and would cap the out-of-pocket drug costs passed by the U.S. Senate by a slim marfor some seniors enrolled in Medicare. Approximately $19.7 billion, or about gin and later approved by the U.S. House 45 percent of the total IRA funding alloThere is considerable disagreement on whether of Representatives. In both Houses of cated toward agriculture and rural devel- the IRA legislation will actually meet the goal of Congress, the IRA Bill passed along party opment programs is targeted toward reducing the Federal deficit and controlling inflalines with support from Democratic memexisting conservation programs on work- tion. However, analysts do project the IRA will genbers of Congress and opposition from ing farmland. All of these conservation erate approximately $700 billion in new revenue FARM PROGRAMS Republican members of Congress. The programs are currently included under over the next ten years (2022-2031). The revenue opposition was largely due to the rather the Conservation Title (Title II) of the enhancement will come via a 15 percent minimum By Kent Thiesse large cost of the legislation and Farm Bill. The current Farm Bill is corporate tax for large corporations, a 1 percent questions as to whether the legislaset to expire in 2023, so it is not excise tax on the value of stock buy backs and tion could accomplish all the goals known how this new conservation increased Internal Revenue Service enforcement and objectives that were set forth in funding will dovetail into the existefforts. The 15 percent minimum tax would be on promoting the bill. ing conservation funding when the next Farm Bill is the income that large corporations (over $1 billion The IRA legislation is a $740 billion tax, climate written. It should be noted that the IRA legislation in profits) report to their shareholders. It is estiand health care reconciliation package, including did not provide any additional funding related to mated this change will only affect about 150 corpoover $370 billion targeted toward climate-smart the popular Conservation Reserve Program. rations in the United States. The IRS will receive projects and renewable energy spending over the $80 million through the IRA legislation to boost tax Conservation funding and provisions in the next ten years (2022-2031). Based on early analysis, IRA legislation audit capacity by adding up to 87,000 IRS employthere would be nearly $44 billion in the IRA legislaees, which is projected to generate over $200 billion • $8.45 billion over 10 years for the tion to fund agricultural conservation, rural develin added income taxes which are legally owed. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). opment and forestry programs. The Inflation Reduction Act has been quite conEQIP provides farm operators and ranchers incenThe IRA legislation calls for greenhouse-gas emis- tive payments to enhance conservation efforts. troversial and politically divisive, due to some of the sions to be reduced to 44 percent below 2005 levels provisions contained in the legislation and the rath• $3.25 billion for the Conservation Stewardship by 2030, which was enhanced from a 35 percent er large price tag of the legislation. We are in the Program (CSP). CSP provides farm operators 5-year very early stages of the implementation process for reduction under previous federal policy. incentive payments to implement new conservation the IRA legislation. However, it does appear there The IRA legislation includes several provisions to practices. will be funding for climate related energy and conenhance the production and promote the use of elecservation projects and programs, as well as health • $4.95 billion for the Regional Conservation tric vehicles, including EV tax credits. Partnership Program (RCCP). RCCP involves NRCS care initiatives, which could impact farm operators There were also several agriculture-related rural partnering with landowners and private entities on and rural residents. energy and biofuel provisions in the IRA legislation. larger conservation projects. It may take some time for USDA and the other Th bill allocates approximately $3 billion for the Federal agencies to roll out the full implementation • $1.4 billion for the Agricultural Conservation U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Rural Energy for Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP involves working of these programs — some of which will be an AD COPY INSTRUCTIONS expansion Please read America Program” (REAP) to fund programs that to attached existingemail programs and others may be with NRCS on specific long-term conservation improve the technology and efficiency of producing, efforts on working farmland. new programs. On the surface, it does not appear storing and delivering electrical energy resources in will be aON large on most3.417 ruralxresiCODE ANDthe REP NAMES ALREADY ADtax impact THE LAND ” The IRA legislation extends through 2031 fed- there rural areas. dents. However, we do not know what effect that eral fiscal year. However, most of the expenditures the increased IRS audits and potential future taxes It provides $9.7 billion specifically targeted for the conservation-related initiatives are schedmay have on farmers and other small businesses in toward rural cooperatives for assistance with rural uled to occur from 2023 to 2026. So, any additional rural areas. electric systems to purchase renewable energy, to funding for these conservation programs beyond upgrade renewable energy and zero emissions sysKent Thiesse is a government farm programs ana2026 may need to come through the Farm Bill or The Land tems, to improve storage systems, and to enhance lyst and a vice president at MinnStar Bank in Lake other legislation. carbon capture, as well as other initiatives. Crystal, Minn. He may be reached at (507) 726-2137 There are other provisions in the IRA Bill which or v The legislation contains $500 million in new fund- could impact residents in rural America. $5 billion ing to add blender pumps and other biofuels infrahas been allocated for wildfire prevention and clistructure; and extends the $1.00 per gallon blenders mate resiliency projects on public and private lands. tax credit for biomass-based diesel fuel through An additional $5.3 billion in farm debt relief will 2024 and would then replace that tax credit with a go to “distressed” borrowers who hold direct or guarnew tax credit based on the biofuel’s carbon rating. anteed Farm Service Agency loans — including The bill also creates a temporary $1.25 per gallon $2.2 billion targeted toward farmers who had expetax credit for the production of sustainable aviation rienced discrimination when applying for or during fuel to serve as a bridge until the new clean fuels the administration of USDA farm loan programs. tax credit is in place in 2025, which will be an These payments would be capped at $500,000 per incentive for SAF production through 2027. producer. Some of these program provisions were The IRA legislation also included $10 million for previously passed under the American Rescue Plan new grants to support advanced biofuels and $5 in 2021, which has been held up in court proceedmillion for the Environmental Protection Agency to ings.




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Reflections on a whirlwind Dominican Republic experience Much of my Extension swine work since 2018 has included and revolved around biosecurity education and foreign animal disease preparedness. 2018 was the year when, in August, the swine world learned of the outbreak of African swine fever in China. In late July 2021, ASF was confirmed in the northwest part of the Dominican Republic. A month later, it was positively identified in pigs in Haiti. The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic is highly porous. Suddenly we were facing ASF in our hemisphere. The U. S. Department of Agriculture and its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service already had a working arrangement with the Dominican Republic to provide disease testing and assistance with their Classical Swine Fever outbreak. At the request of the Dominican Republic government and health officials, USDA and APHIS began to assist with the issues surrounding the new ASF outbreak. Fast forward to mid-March 2022. Farmer to Farmer, a US-AID funded program at Partners of the Americas, was seeking a volunteer to work in the Dominican Republic for 15 days in April. The project focused on teaching smallholder pig farmers about ASF and biosecurity. I submitted my application and learned they wanted me in the Dominican Republic in mid-April. Because I was going to a place where ASF was active, I planned a wardrobe which would not return to the United States. Two of my colleagues, Dr. Marie Culhane and Dr. Cesar Corzo, helped me prepare for the project. Both had international pig experience and shared with me what to expect. By April my work had morphed into a “Train-theTrainer” project wherein I would work with veterinarians and other agency personnel who would then take the message to the small pig farmers across the country. For me, it was a relief that I wouldn’t visit ASF-infected farms and pigs; but also a disappointment I wouldn’t interact directly with those smallholder farmers. Piggyback farmers The Dominican Republic has a population of about 10 million people and 1.9 million pigs. In the Dominican swine industry, roughly 20 percent of the pig farmers raise 80 percent of the pigs in U.S.-style “modern” facilities. Conversely, 80 percent of the pig

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farmers raise 20 percent of the pigs on small farm or in backyard settings. Those smallholder pig farmers (80 percent of all pig farmers) are termed “Piggybank Farmers” because SWINE & U their pig operations provide a liquid funding source for By Diane DeWitte their needs. If they have to pay school fees for their children, they sell a pig. If they need vehicle repairs, or to pay medical bills, they sell a pig. In many cases, these piggybank farmers’ pigs roam freely, and often there is a “village boar” who is shared from herd to herd for breeding purposes. These farmers commonly feed their pigs garbage, and they obtain the garbage from Dominican hotels. The ASF outbreak has affected these pig farms the most.

Dressed up in biohazzard gear, I spoke to veterinarians and swine technicians. The headphones I’m wearing helped with my limited Spanish skills.

In many cases, the 20 percent of Dominican pig farmers who raise the majority of the country’s pork are vertically integrated with a company slaughter plant. They feed their pigs balanced rations and practice exclusion-type biosecurity, use artificial insemination, and have made significant investments in their operations. Governmental support The Dominican government has worked directly with USDA and APHIS to address steps to take to eradicate ASF in the country. Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture provides veterinary technicians to take samples and help confirm cases. The General Directorate for Livestock employs veterinarians who work directly with pig farmers across the country.

At the time of my visit, ASF was confirmed in 29 of the 32 provinces in the Dominican Republic. I learned that many of the piggybank farmers didn’t think ASF was really anything different than a usual sickness which caused their pigs to die. Veterinarians shared stories of entire villages losing their pigs, farm-by-farm because of a shared boar who spread ASF. Teaching I spent my first days teaching a large group of DIGEGA veterinarians and technicians. For three days we covered the basics of ASF, biosecurity, methods of teaching adults, and possible alternative livelihoods. The information was familiar to them, but they typically did not formally teach groups. My mission was to prepare them to take the message throughout the country to their provinces’ pig farmers. PROGANA provided a simultaneous translation service for the entire project. Two translators and a tech guy set us up with ear buds daily. One translator spoke English into my earbud and the other translated my words into Spanish for the group. My high school Spanish skills were quickly revived and I relished the chance to (try to!) communicate with them in Español. Back home Drs. Culhane and Corzo assisted my development of information about alternative livelihoods. Pig farmers in Eastern Europe and Africa who lost their herds were able to grow chickens, rabbits, goats or fish, so within the groups I met, we discussed the possibilities. We also plotted the pros and cons of a type of “cooperative” in a village where pig farmers would repopulate but specialize; set up sows and boars only on one farm and provide growing pigs to the other farmers. All of these suggestions have potential, but the details need to be worked out and then financially incentivized — most likely by the government. With my Farmer to Farmer and PROGANA hosts, I toured the national laboratory, LaVeCen, where the USDA has assisted expansion of the lab which tests for ASF. I met Dominican and U.S. technicians who process 600 samples per day with the capability of handling 2,000 daily in a 24-hour turnaround time. We also visited JAD (Junta Agroempresarial Dominicana), the 40-year-old ag production cooperative and trade organization where one of their team members is currently developing a livestock biosecurity certification program for Dominican farmers. I did meet some farmers out in the countryside at neutral locations. We traveled to Moca, in the See SWINE & U, pg. 13

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Developing a registered Angus herd is ‘a balancing act’ By TIM KING The Land Correspondent ASKOV, Minn. — When Dave Becker’s grandchildren won a passel of ribbons at the Pine County fair in early August, he was understandably beaming with grandfatherly pride. What grandfather wouldn’t be? “My 11-year-old granddaughter, Natalie, won reserve overall in 4-H and in open class with her registered Angus yearling heifer and grand champion for junior showmanship,” he said. But the success of Becker’s grandchildren (including grandsons Jonathan and Matthew) in the 4-H show ring goes beyond ordinary and justifiable grandpa pride. That’s because Dave and his wife Rose started building the herd of ribbon-winning registered Black Angus cattle a quarter of a century ago. Seeing his grandchildren enjoying the results of a thoughtful breeding program brings Dave and Rose a lot of pride. Dave, who showed livestock when he was in 4-H, had some Angus cows when he was in high school. His dad also had some registered Angus cows. But he didn’t get serious about the breed until the late 1990s. “I kept a Simental heifer that I showed in 1977 in 4-H,” he said. “She was the matron dam of my commercial herd up until 1998. In 1996 I used a registered Angus bull on my mostly Simental cross herd. He was an AAR New Trend son. When his first set of

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Dave and Rose Becker run about 100 cow/calf pairs of registered Angus on their farm near Askov, Minn.

ON THE COVER: Eleven year old Natalie Becker (back right) is shown with her prize winning Becker Angus calf, Jasmine; and nine year old Jonathan Becker with his calf Honey.

calves hit the ground up and sucking in no time with lots of vigor I had forgotten how nice that was like back when I was 15 or 16.” That calving experience caused Dave (who says he has nothing against Simentals) to return to his Angus roots. “I sold about three commercial cows to buy one registered Angus,” he said. “For me it is always about quality over quantity. My Dad always said it costs the same amount of feed to raise a good one as does a bad one!” With that initial purchase, Dave aimed to build a top-quality herd of registered Angus cattle. As he and Rose carefully built up that herd, they were looking for certain characteristics in their cows. “At first I was looking for confirmation, structural correctness, and performance,” he said. “Then as time went by, we worked on maternal characteristics, functionality, and calving ease with performance.” Becker’s goal has always been cows with good mothering ability and ade-

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quate milk — with calves that are vigorous and good sized at weaning. He also has been selecting for cattle with feet and legs that are able to cover ground and move smoothly. “It is all a balancing act,” he says. “As a rule, if the cow milks too much she won›t hold condition and has a less of a chance to breed back in your breeding time frame. If she doesn’t milk enough she gets too fat and the calf does not grow as big as his contemporary group.” The Beckers have used artificial insemination for the last two decades as they continue to work to improve their Becker Angus herd. Dave says they look closely at Expected Progeny Differences, or EPDs. He says they work to avoid extremes. “For an example, if you use a bull with extreme calving ease you will have a tiny calf born that has no performance. Or if you choose a bull with calves that have a weaning weight that is extremely high, you will generally have a very big calf at birth.” They have also been doing embryo implants for the last nine years, Dave says. Another trait Dave and Rose selected for was docility. That allowed their children and grandchildren to show their cattle with confidence. While the children were growing up, Dave worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. During that time, the Beckers had 40 registered cow/calf pairs. When he retired, after 32 years, he begin expanding the herd. Around that time, Brian and his family joined the operation. “Brian has always been a part of the farm since a very young age and even

throughout his college years,” Dave said. “Becker Angus became more of a generational family operation about decade ago when his family moved back to the area.” “Now my wife and I — along with Brian and his wife Rebecca — run about 100 registered Angus cow/calf pairs,” Dave said. “We own 240 acres and rent about the same amount. Our herd is a maternal herd with performance. I was very pleased with their ability to keep flesh on with the drought that we had last year.” The Beckers are feeding some hay again this year and the cattle are in good condition; but Dave says things are not much better than last year as the rain dissipates before it reaches their farm in east central Minnesota. “It seems to split to the north and south of us this year,” he said. Looking to the future, the Beckers would like to add 25 more cows sometime soon; and they are building more fencing and improved paddocks to accommodate their growing rotationally-grazed herd. They have additional plans now that the second generation has joined the enterprise. “I always wanted to have a production sale, but just did not have enough cows at the time,” Dave said. “In March of this year we had our first annual production sale. It was definitely a learning experience and a lot of work.” However, Dave and the rest of the family thought the 2022 sale was a success and they received a lot of compliments on the quality of their animals. As a result they are planning a 2023 sale. “At next year›s sale, people can expect there will be more potential calving ease sires with performance that they can keep their heifers to build their herd around,” Dave says of the sale scheduled for the second weekend of March of 2023. Dave says he expects Brian and Rebecca to take over complete management of Beckers Angus sometime in the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile, he’s happy to talk Angus genetics, and the ins and outs of the cattle business, with anybody interested in getting started raising cattle. Becker Angus’ website is v

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Improvement in transport biosecurity is needed SWINE & U, from pg. 10 Espaillat province, which hosts the highest population of pigs in the country, nearly 250,000. When I visited, they had already eliminated 10 percent of their pigs because of the ASF outbreak. The farmers at the meeting were mid-sized producers who understood the importance of biosecurity practices and were open to the idea of sow farm cooperatives. Later that same week we traveled east to La Romana to present the message to a group of producers and slaughterhouse personnel from the vertically integrated company AGROCARNE. Their company veterinarian brought everyone to the meeting, including the truck driver. In every meeting, it was mightily apparent that truck cleanliness and biosecurity is a chink in the armor which needs to be fixed. Throughout the two-week project I delivered the message, tailored to the specific audience of the day, including a Zoom call with an association of large modern-style pig farmers, AGROGRANJA. In total I made contact with 173 different producers, veterinarians and technicians. Reflections and results Throughout the project these important elements reappeared:

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Educational and financial assistance to the piggybank farmers can help them get through the ASF disaster Education of young students will set the stage for avoiding an outbreak in another 40 years Establishment of a livestock census in the DR will help the government know exactly how many animals it is dealing with Remuneration for pig farmers is critical Development of an ASF vaccine may be a key in eradicating ASF in the Dominican Republic and Haiti None of this will be simple or quick. Currently, Farmer to Farmer and US-AID are working to put together additional Extension education-type projects to assist piggybank farmers and to work with cooperatives. While I never made it to a sunny Dominican beach, I spent two fantastic weeks working with wonderful Dominican people who care about pig farming as much as I do! Diane DeWitte is an Extension Educator specializing in swine for the University of Minnesota Extension. Her e-mail address is v

Chinese Covid lockdowns curtail soy buys NYSTROM, from pg. 8

101.19 mmt. Conab increased its estimate for Brazil’s soybean crop from 124 mmt to 125.6 mmt and vs. USDA at 126 mmt. More Covid lockdowns in China have called demand into question. After the Labor Day weekend, it was estimated that 65 cities in China covering 300 million people were either in partial or full lockdown. China’s soybean imports from January through August were 67.1 mmt, down 8.6 percent from the same time frame last year. The cost of shipping soybeans from Iowa or Mato Grosso, Brazil to China is now about equal, according to the USDA. Brazil’s investment in its infrastructure is paying off. This, combined with a strong U.S. dollar, hinders our competitive edge even through harvest.


Outlook: If we are headed to a record soybean crop for the second year in a row and negative seasonals for late September, rallies may be limited in the near term. For the week, November soybeans were down 8.25 cents at $14.12.25 and the January contract fell 7.75 cents at $14.17.5 per bushel. The September WASDE report will provide short-term direction, but the harvest will come quickly, and we’ll see if U.S. growers are inclined to sell. South American weather will gain in importance with Brazilian soybean planting allowed to begin on Sept. 15. Weekly price changes in December wheat for the week ended Sept. 9: Chicago wheat up 58.5 cents at $8.69.5, Kansas City up 51.5 cents at $9.29.25, and Minneapolis up 37.5 cents at $9.27.5 per bushel. v

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U.S. dairy exports continue to look healthy This column was written for the marketthree-quarter cents higher on the week, ing week ending Sept. 9. 45.5 cents above a year ago, and just 1.5 cents above the blocks. Sales totaled Cash U.S. butter set a new record high three cars of each. in the Labor Day holiday shortened week, with one Sept. 9 sale soaring to $3.1825 Midwestern cheesemakers reported per pound. It closed at $3.17, up 7 cents “off-kilter buying” due to the price inveron the week, besting the Sept. 25, 2015 sion as barrels hold a premium to the record by 3.5 cents, and is $1.385 above blocks. Most cheesemakers say business that week a year ago. There were 17 sales is steady or picking up. Some continue to MIELKE MARKET reported on the week at the Chicago be behind on orders and are limiting WEEKLY Mercantile Exchange. them. Milk availability at mid-week was somewhat different than other holiday By Lee Mielke StoneX reminds us the 2015 record shortened weeks, as spot milk dislasted for just one day. Three days counts were not being offered, says later the price had dropped by 51 Dairy Market News. cents, to $2.625. That obviously didn’t happen this week, but their warning remains: Western retail cheese demand was unchanged in “Big prices can result in big price swings.” domestic markets. Food service is trending higher, with increased mozzarella sales to pizza makers. Butter manufacturers tell Dairy Market News most things at the operational level are unchanged Domestically produced cheese is competitively — despite the record high prices. Butter demand is priced for international markets, and contacts say steady. “Customers are hesitant, but markets have this is contributing to strong demand. Cheese makshown few signs of backsliding coming into the busi- ers are running near capacity, though some plants est butter season of the year.” reported lighter output due to continuing labor shortages and delayed deliveries of production supGlobal values of butter are notably lower than domestic values, but are starting to pivot upward as plies. well. Questions remain as to large-scale end users Grade A nonfat dry milk closed at $1.575 per looking at freight availability and cost differentials pound Sept. 9, up 5.5 cents on the week and 21.75 of bringing in butter from New Zealand. cents above a year ago. There were 34 sales on the week. High temperatures in the west are lowering farm milk production and component content. Demand Dry whey closed the week at 45.75 cents per for cream is steady to lighter, as some Class II propound, three-quarter cents lower and 7.25 cents ducers are running lighter schedules. Cream inven- below a year ago, with nine sales reported on the tories remain tight, though some contacts reported week at the CME. increased availability this week. Butter churns are n active. Some plant managers say limited tanker This week’s Global Dairy Trade auction reversed availability and labor shortages are preventing five consecutive drops in its weighted average, them from increasing output. Demand for butter is jumping 4.9 percent. This is the highest gain since unchanged in retail and food service markets. Bulk sales are strong and inventories remain tight. Some March 1, a period which saw 10 sessions of loss to contacts are limiting deliveries to customers to help only three gains. Traders brought 59.8 million pounds of product to market, down from 66.9 milfulfill near-term commitments. lion on Aug. 16. The average metric ton price n climbed to $4,007 U.S. per metric ton, up from The CME cheddar blocks closed Sept. 9 at $1.9175 $3,768. per pound. This is up 15.25 cents on the week (the The ascent was led by anhydrous milkfat, up highest since July 27) and 12.75 cents above a year 13.9 percent after leading the declines last time ago. The barrel’s Sept. 9 finish was at $1.9325, with a 9.8 percent drop. Butter was up 3.3 percent following a 0.2 percent gain. Whole milk powder was up 5.1 percent after dropping 3.5 percent in BACKED BY A YEAR-ROUND the last GDT and its average was up $195 per CLOG-FREE GUARANTEE metric ton from the last Pulse event. Skim milk CALL US TODAY FOR powder was up 1.5 percent after inching 0.1 perA FREE ESTIMATE 1-855-577-1268 cent higher. Cheddar was up 1 percent following a % % % 4.2 percent rise. Buttermilk powder was the only + + OFF OFF OFF decline, down 5.1 percent. It did not trade in the YOUR ENTIRE TO THE FIRST SENIOR & MILITARY PURCHASE DISCOUNTS 50 CALLERS! last event. Mon-Thurs: 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 8am-5pm, | Promo Number: 285 Sun: 2pm-8pm EST StoneX Dairy Group says the GDT 80 percent butterfat butter price equates to $2.3760 per pound U.S., up 7.3 cents from the last event, and compares to CME butter which closed Sept. 9 at what is likely







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Cooler temps have farmers thinking harvest

Matt Erickson “We’re dry again.” The Land spoke with Matt Fertile, Minn. Erickson on Sept. 8 as he reported the last rain was 10 days ago when an inch of rain fell. “The Sept. 8 crops are starting to mature.”

to have the bins fixed and ready to go in time for harvest in a few weeks. Silage harvest is just starting in the area. “The silage crop is average.” Johnson’s field corn is showing some of the effects of the lack of moisture. “We just got a lot of variabilities.” Some of the corn plants are cannibalizing themselves. The hillsides are showing signs of washing. “Where it’s good, it’s really good. We are managing our expectations.” Johnson is still tracking white mold in some of her bean fields. “The beans are short, but there’s a lot of pods. It’s hard to know what there is out there for bushels.”

Erickson has been busy making hay. “It’s a slow process.” The Sorghumsudangrass planted in July is now thigh-high. Erickson is happy with how far the cover crop has come — even with the lack of significant moisture for most of the summer. The corn is doing well. Erickson plans to start chopping silage corn in a couple of weeks; the grain corn harvest won’t be for a while. “We still need the month of September.” He expects to combinesoybean in October. That would be the average harvest date for both corn and beans. The temperatures are starting to dip, with days in the 60s this past week. There is a chance of rain tonight; otherwise, no other moisture is in the forecast. Erickson is hoping that the weather cooperates, allowing no freezing temps at night. This has been a growing season full of dry conditions, but it won’t be known until harvest what the lack of rain means for yields this year. v

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“This heat has sped things up for sure.” The Land spoke with Bob Roelofs on Sept. 8 as he reported the crops were turning fast. There are 30 acres of soybeans that are ready to be harvested. With a chance of rain tomorrow, Roelofs isn’t sure that he’ll be able to get the beans off in the next few days. The later variety soybeans won’t be ready for another two and a half weeks. “The corn looks excellent.” Roelofs expects to combine corn in the second or third week of October. While there’s rain in the forecast, there hasn’t been much moisture in the last two weeks; there has been no real, measurable rain on the Roelofs farm. With the rain earlier in the summer, though, Roelofs is not concerned about the recent lack of moisture. “We’re sitting fine for moisture.” In addition to getting equipment ready for harvest, Roelofs has been attending Farm Bureau meetings this week all over the state. With leaves already changing on the farm, beans turning and meetings abound, it definitely is starting to feel like fall on the farm. v

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“Beans are starting to turn colors.” The Land Scott Winslow spoke with Scott Winslow on Sept. 9 as he reported Fountain, Minn. he plans to start harvesting soybeans in a couple of Sept. 9 weeks. “The (May) corn is looking good.” Winslow

expects to combine that corn in three to four weeks. “The June corn is coming along really good.” He is a little concerned the corn ran out of nitrogen due to all the rain over the summer. Fall temperatures have made an appearance. “A few cold days, some rain coming this weekend.” The farm received 2.3 inches of rain the last weekend of August. Winslow is gearing up for harvest by checking the equipment and taking one last look at crops for any signs of disease. There is plenty of tar spot showing up late in the area. Winslow doesn’t expect the yields to take a hit because of it, but it could hurt the test weight. He has seen pockets of sudden death syndrome in one field of beans; the yield will be down there. On the livestock side, he sold a semi-load of pigs this week. He will sell two more semi-loads next week. “It’s going to be a busy one to two weeks.” Harvest is almost here, and Winslow isn’t as confident in the crops as he once was. “I don’t think we’ll have the yields the farmers were expecting.” v



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Cheese output is up, but butter, yogurt, dry milk down MIELKE, from pg. 16

Dairy Products report shows where that milk went. was offset by gains to Southeast Asia, July cheese output totaled 1.158 bilaccording to Fuess, including the lion pounds, up 0.5 percent from the Philippines and Indonesia. June total which was revised down 5 Exports continue through the million pounds, but was up 1.1 percent Cooperatives Working Together. from July 2021. Output year-to-date Member cooperatives accepted four stands at 8.1 billion pounds, up 2.2 offers of export assistance this week percent from a year ago. that helped them capture sales of 3.2 Wisconsin remains the biggest million pounds of American-type cheese producer, followed by cheese. The product is going to cusCalifornia, then Idaho, New Mexico, tomers in Asia, Middle East-North Africa and Oceania, through February. New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio, and Vermont. CWT’s 2022 sales now total 70.1 Italian cheese output totaled 491.5 million pounds of American-type million pounds, up 1.9 percent from cheeses, 459,000 pounds of butter, June and 2.3 percent above a year ago. 29.8 million pounds of whole milk Year-to-date, Italian stands at 3.4 bilpowder and 7.1 million pounds of lion pounds, up 3.3 percent. cream cheese. The products were shipped to 18 countries and are the American-type cheese totaled 467.9 equivalent of 930 million pounds of million pounds, up 1.5 percent from milk on a milkfat basis. June and 0.1 percent above a year ago. Year-to-date output, at 3.3 billion n pounds is down 0.1 percent. You’ll recall preliminary U.S. Mozzarella output jumped to 393.3 Department of Agriculture data million pounds, up 5 percent from a showed July milk production was up year ago, with year-to-date at 2.7 bil0.2 percent from July 2021. The July

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lion pounds, up 4.3 percent. Cheddar production, the cheese traded at the CME, slipped to 331.6 million pounds, down 5 million pounds or 1.5 percent from the June total, which was revised up 3.1 million. It was also up 6.6 million pounds or 2 percent from July 2021. Year-to-date, cheddar is at 2.3 billion pounds, down 1.7 percent from a year ago. July butter totaled 151.7 million pounds, down 8.5 million pounds or 5.3 percent from June, but up 4.6 million or 3.1 percent from a year ago. Year-to-date, butter output is at 1.25 billion pounds, down 2.2 percent from a year ago. Keep in mind, butter stocks in July were down over 82 million pounds or 20.1 percent from a year ago. There’s a reason butter prices are where they are. Yogurt output totaled 377.2 million pounds, down 6 percent from a year ago, with year-to-date output at 2.7 billion pounds, down 3.2 percent. The strong cheese production meant plenty of whey. Dry whey output climbed to 85.7 million pounds, up 5.5 million pounds or 6.9 percent from June, and 4.7 million or 5.8 percent above a year ago. Year-to-date, whey is at 566.8 million pounds, up 3.1 percent. Dry whey stocks totaled 69.4 million pounds, down 300,000 pounds or 0.4 percent from June; but were 2.3 million pounds or 3.4 percent above those a year ago. Nonfat dry milk output slipped to 165.7 million pounds, down 3.6 million pounds or 2.1 percent from June, but was up a hefty 27.9 million pounds or 20.2 percent from a year ago. Year-todate, powder was at 1.3 billion pounds, down 4.4 percent. Stocks climbed to 336.7 million pounds, up 19.4 million pounds or 6.1 percent from June and were up 22.9 million pounds or 7.3 percent above a year ago. Skim milk powder output hit 50.8 million pounds, up 5.6 million pounds or 12.4 percent from June, but was down 13.6 million or 21.1 percent from a year ago. Year-to-date, skim milk powder was at 276.2 million pounds, down 24.9 percent from 2021. StoneX called the Dairy Products report

”overtly bearish.” n StoneX reported on Sept. 8 that Russian President Putin proposed adding limits to the Ukraine grain export deal, threatening to halt all energy supplies to Europe as well. The export agreement is up for renewal in late November and Turkey’s president, who helped orchestrate the deal, echoed Putin’s grain export complaint, looking for Ukraine grain to go to “richer” countries and wanting to facilitate additional Russian exports, according to StoneX. Speaking of Ukraine, preliminary estimates from dairy officials within the country suggest dairy has diminished by about 15 percent, according to Dairy Market News. Milk output is seasonally trending lower in all of Eastern Europe, though some of the countries are ahead of last year’s output, with war-torn Ukraine the exception. The Australian forecast indicates flat to moderate growth for the new season, as milk collections began by posting posted a 2.7 percent decrease compared to July a year ago. Dairy output has fallen every month in the 2021-22 period. Sources suggest that with continued low production and supply shortfalls expected in Australia, the competition between processors has picked up. Rain-soaked pastures have thus far accompanied New Zealand’s new season, supporting declines in the available dairy commodities. Very wet conditions occurred in the North Island throughout July. Milk collections were down 3.5 percent. South Island rainfall has been heavy, but July milk collections were up 9.7 percent. By all accounts, in July, New Zealand’s milk production dropped a massive 5.5 percent on volume basis, says Dairy Market News, compared to the same period the previous year. As such, the New Zealand 2022-23 milk production forecast at the moment has been downgraded from up 0.4 percent to minus 2.2 percent compared to the last season. Lee Mielke is a syndicated columnist who resides in Everson, Wash. His weekly column is featured in newspapers across the country and he may be reached at v


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As part of its “Stepping Up” promotional effort, Blue Earth County Corn and Soybean Growers donated 70 pairs of Skechers soy-based GO shoes to workers at the Mankato Clinic. The shoes were distributed on Aug. 31. “The campaign brings to light the importance of our frontline health care workers,” said Travis Stewart who serves as chair of the Blue Earth County Corn and Soybean Growers. “It is our way to say ‘thank you’ for all they do to support our community.” “Mankato Clinic is honored to be chosen to receive a donation of Skechers soy-based shoes. We thank our local farmers for recognizing our staff who go the distance every day to care for our patients and community,” Keith Bauer, Mankato Clinic Human Resources director, said. “When we received news of the donation, we invited employees to enter a drawing to win a free pair of Skechers.” Three hundred employees entered a drawing to win one of the 70 pairs of shoes. The Stepping Up campaign runs throughout the summer. The statewide effort strives to inform both farming and non-farming public on soy’s environmental advantages and the myriad uses of soybean oil. County leaders also want to show their appreciation to health care workers in their community.

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Disc chisel - DMI Blue, 9 FOR SALE: EZ trail model shank with rear gang, Model 500 grain cart, 18.4x26, 1000 9360, $14,500. Call David at PTO; JD 610 chisel plow, 11 612-374-1933 shank; DMI 530B disk ripper, lead shanks, 5 augers. FOR SALE: 2006 275 Case 952-649-8604 Magnum, 1 owner, 2700 act hrs; 2388 Case combine, FOR SALE: TEBBEN 9 shank 2800 sep hrs, 0 hrs on 30k re- 30” mounted deep till w/ covbuild; ‘08 bean & cornheads er boards. Wil-Rich 25’ stalk on trailers. 320-808-5723 chopper. Both in very good condition. 320-630-1777 FOR SALE: 4 Westfield auWhy hang on to stuff you don’t gers, 3 electric; 1 Lowry holding bin w/ roof; Super B use? Put a line ad in The Land dryer; IH 1460 combine with and sell those things for some 863 cornhead. Retired. extra cash. It makes sense. 952-873-6483

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lJD 693 6x30 CH $8,900; J&M NEW AND USED TRACTOR Retired. FOR SALE: Sharp 0 525 grain cart w/ tarp & PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 51G JD, power steering & 1 scale, like new tires, $8,900; 55, 50 Series & newer trac- new rubber; also Sharp - JD 520 20’ stalk chopper, exc tors, AC-all models, Large 1951A JD, new rubber & live . cond, $8,450; JD 610 19’ flat Inventory, We ship! Mark hyds; also 1951B JD w/ good fold chisel plow, true depth Heitman Tractor Salvage rubber, no fluid in any of the shank, $7,900; Westfield 715-673-4829 tires. Sell separate or $10,000 k 13x81’ plus swing hopper aufor all three. 507-831-1308 - ger, $11,900. 320-769-2756 or Sell your farm equipment k 320-361-0065 in The Land with a line ad. FOR SALE: (7) - F12 tractors, d $300-$600. 651-686-8247 507-345-4523 We buy Salvage Equipment Parts Available Hammell Equip., Inc. (507)867-4910





FOR SALE: 1994 JD 7600, 5800 hrs, 125HP, 2WD, power quad shift, new batteries, new tires 1 yr ago, new cab kit 3 yrs ago, mint condition, zero issues. Ready to work. Retiring. 320-808-8808

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.

FOR SALE: CIH 7130 2WD, 18.4x42 axle mount duals, 3 remotes, PTO, rock Copy isdual 5.16” x 5” box, 6,235 hrs, always shedded, VG condition. 952-649-8604


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Thursday, September 29th - 11:00 am Auction held at: Courtland Community Center, 300 Railroad St, Courtland, MN

This land has an abundance of flexibility and opportunity. Currently zoned as agricultural, could potentially be zoned as industrial in the future for development. You do not want to miss this auction! Location of property within Nicollet County: City of Courtland, Section 06, Range 29 Total of farm: 62.43 total acres, approx. 50.30 acres tillable. Current PID: 14.006.0600

This property will sell as two parcels:

Parcel #1: 11.49 total acres, approx. 8.35 acres tillable. Productivity Index: 49.6 Will have an access point onto “Old Hwy 14” when it becomes a city street during construction of the new highway. City utilities are currently running south of this parcel, across the roadway.


Parcel #2: 50.94 total acres, approx. 41.95 acres tillable. Productivity Index: 83.1 Will have an access point on the NE corner of the parcel onto Co Rd 12 after the new highway construction is completed.

No Buyer’s Premium! For complete terms or viewing, contact Matt Mages ~ 507-276-7002

*Note: All acres are published based on Nicollet County Online Records and FSA records.

Listing Auctioneer: Matt Mages, 507-276-7002, Lic 52-21-018

Auctioneers: Matt Mages, Lar r y Mages, J oe Wer sal, J oe Maidl, J ohn Goelz, & Ryan Fr oehlich Broker/ Clerk: Mages Land Co. & Auction Ser vice, LLC. Not r esponsible for accidents. Everything sold “AS IS”. Everything to be settled immediately after the auction. For all full terms and bidding go to

Taking Consignment Information For: Fall Consignment Auction

Bidding ends: Saturday, October 22nd 55780 St Hwy 19, Winthrop, MN

Advertising deadline is September 23rd Auctioneer, Matt Mages: 507-276-7002 Marketing Manager, Tom Polich: 507-766-1874 Office: 507-647-3800

Estate Auction

Tuesday, September 27th - 10:00 am 52725 360th St, Lafayette, MN

This is a live & online simulcast auction. For more information & pictures go to: Tractors: ‘49 JD D, fenders, straight tin, SN: 182281; ‘38 JD G, spoke rims, SN: G-3675; JD 420, gas, WF, lights, 3pt, 540 PTO, sng hyd, SN: 115156; JD MT, NF, 3pt; ‘35 JD A, open fan shaft, sold from Lafayette dealer, 1 owner, SN: 419646; ‘50 JD B, Roll-o-matic NF, lights, one owner, SN: 75096; ‘50 JD B, Roll-o-matic NF, lights, SN: 187587; ‘41 JD B, NF, elect. start, SN: 187587; ‘38 JD B, PTO, spoke rims, SN: 570-2; JD 50, Roll-o-matic NF, Behlen pwr steering, SN: 5017006; ‘46 JD LA, SN: 12087; JD H, NF, not running, SN: H10844; IH Farmall 856 tractor, 5700 hrs, diesel, WF, one owner, All Seasons cab, rock box, dual hyd, lights, 12 V system; ‘61 Farmall 560 tractor, 5053 hrs, NF w/ Dual loader, diesel, fenders, many new parts, 5-speed trans, fast hitch; Minneapolis-Moline UTI Standard Industrial, WF, gas, SN: 6455296; Antique Sign, Engines & Implements: J ohn Deer e Far m Implements single sided por celain sign, 3-legged deer, came out of the Lafayette dealer; JD LUC power unit 2 cyl engine off of a 12A combine; The Root & VanDervoort Co. Triumph Line 4 HP engine, 400 rpm, for JD Plow Co, in parts; McCormick Deering 2.5 HP gas engine, SN: AA325; ‘27 JD 3.5 HP gas engine, newer muffler, on cart; Briggs & Stratton 1 cyl engine; Maytag 2 cyl washing machine engine; ‘34 JD 1.5 HP gas engine, newer muffler, on cart, SN: 328254; Minneapolis Moline model E corn sheller w/ drag line, SN: 38500035; Van-Brunt horse drawn 40” drill; IH #6, 2-horse hay mower, like new; horse drawn single bt plow; The Hayes planter box; #366 walk-behind garden tiller; walk behind buster plow; steel wheel wagon gear; 15’ sng disk; Machinery & Equipment: 24-industrial skid steer, gas, WI engine, additional hyd hook up w/ utility bucket; Farm King Y-9600 double auger snow blower, 8’, hyd shoot, 540 PTO, one owner; JD 3x16 pt plow w/ coulters, hyd lift; Bush Hog 5’ brush mower, 3pt, 540 PTO; 1000 gal LP tank on gear; 180 gal LP tank; JD 3pt quick hitch Cat 2; 3pt post hole digger, 8”; JD 80A 3pt blade; 3pt bail fork; IH 2pt hitch; loader brackets for IH tractor; barge box on Oliver gear w/ hyd lift; flare box on New Ulm gear; Gehl auger box w/ roof; 500 gal fuel barrel w/ Gas Boy pump; 5’ x 7’ utility trailer; Lifetime 6’ x 14’ hyd lift hog mover w/ gates; hog feeders; many JD parts; new Chief cyl 4” x 24”; 1/16 Farmall 560 toy tractor; Grain Bins: 2 - 20,000 bu Butler grain bins; 2 - 20,000 bu Behlen grain bins; 12,000 bu Coop bin; 6,500 bu Lindsay grain bin; 4,200 bu Lindsay grain bin; 4,700 bu Butler holding overhead tank; 2.5 ton bulk bin; 90’ York grain leg; 80’ Clay grain leg, double booted; Kansun dryer w/ 2-15 HP motors; 15’ x 6” transfer auger on wheels w/ 3HP motor & hopper; Shop, Tools & Antiques: White LT-11 riding mower, collector, 32” deck, 11 HP, lights, bagger, cruisematic; Husqvarna 625E walk behind trimmer; weight box for JD lawn mower; Lincoln 320 amp welder; Jiffy & Strike Master 8” & 10” ice augers; Wagner paint sprayer on cart; Shop Master drill press; Siebring pressure washer; 200 gal bulk oil dispenser, 4 stations, elect pump; Agri-fab lawn fert cart; Knipco heater; B&S 5 HP transfer pump w/ hose; shop press; cherry picker; JD 10-speed bike, black; barn cupula; Clipper fanning mill; buggy seat; crocks; Maytag ringer washer machine; wash boards; And Much More!

Owners: Duane & Melva Eckberg Listing Auctioneers: Joe Maidl ~ 507-276-7749 & Ryan Froehlich ~ 507-380-9256

Auctioneers: Matt Mages, New Ulm Lic 52-22-018; 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 lar ge equipment br ing a letter of appr oval fr om your bank.


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FOR SALE: 15’ John Deere 210 FOR SALE: ‘97 JD 9400 comdisc, $2,500; 28’ John Deere bine, 10 Series updates, 2738 960 field cultivator with 3 eng, 1947 sep hrs, 30.5x32, bar harrow, extra shovels & Greenstar yield & moisture harrow teeth, $4,500. Gibbon monitor, DAS, DAM topper, MN 320-583-5010 JD 920F beanhead, for aft & FOR SALE: Glencoe soil pipe reel, JD 693 CH, poly all saver, 7 shank, field ready, shedded. VG condition. 952-649-8604 $3,500/OBO. Call Carl 320-552-1175

FOR SALE: CLAAS Dominator, 4850-15, (2009), $15,500/ OBO. 612-749-9314 FOR SALE: IH 285 disc, 20’ heavy duty, $1,200. 507-276-8345

FOR SALE: 1979 JD 4400 combine, 329 dsl, C/H/A, always shedded, excellent shape, w/ JD 915 bean head, $3,500. 320-327-2711

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FOR SALE: Super B 115 bu automatic batch dryer, single phase, LP, 3985 hrs, GEHL 2480 Round Baler. Very shedded in off season, excelgood condition, $4,800. lent, $1,850. 952-466-5802 715-317-0645


10-DAY ONLINE REAL ESTATE AUCTION Auction Saturday October 22 – Starts Closing Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 6 PM! “Experience with Integrity For Your Auction” MN Lic. #79-06 Wi. Lic. #639-052

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6.25 +/- Acre Building site & 243.75 +/- Bare Land NOTE: The Rupprecht family has decided to sell their farm and let everyone have an opportunity to purchase all or part of this Centennial Farm that has been in the family since 1890.This 4th generational family owned 250-acre farm will be offered at public 10-day online auction through TMRA. This online auction service will give everyone the opportunity to participate in purchasing this farm and building site! LOCATION: 19660 County Road 20 Lewiston, MN 55952. PARCEL #1 LAND – Consisting of 243.75+/- acres located in sections 34 & 35 of Norton TWP, Winona County MN including part of parcel 090003090 and parcel 090003310. There are 200+/- acres considered tillable on this parcel. This parcel of land lies all contiguous along County Road 20, a blacktop road. Seaton and Mt. Carroll are the predominant tillable soils with 71 to 90 CPI. The balance of land is pastured and wooded. This well-located farm will give someone a great opportunity to purchase land in the heart of southeastern Minnesota!

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TERMS: Terms of sale include but not limited to buyer(s) being responsible to perform their own due diligence regarding all aspects of the purchase. Tony Montgomery Realty & Auction Company, (TMRA) is representing the seller exclusively on all aspects of the sale of both parcels of land. There will be no contingencies allowed at this auction including, but not limited to financing. Upon the conclusion of the auction Buyer(s) shall enter into a standard MN purchase agreement and shall deposit $100,000 down on Parcel #1 and $10,000 down on Parcel #2 in form of non-refundable earnest money, with the balance due and payable at closing on December 9th, 2022. If both parcels are sold to the same buyer, there shall only be on purchase agreement on the entire property. No split nor survey will be required and only one earnest money check of $100,000 will be required. A 3% buyer’s fee will be added on to final bid price to achieve full contract purchase price on each parcel. Buyer(s) shall have all financing, secured before bidding on this auction as there will be no buyer contingencies accepted within this auction. Real Estate taxes due and payable in the year of 2022 are $8,666.00 and will be paid by seller. See website for all details. Seller, TMRA and all representatives of before mentioned are making no warranties or guarantees other than that stipulated in the warranty deed. REGISTRATION: All interested bidders will be required to pre-register with TMRA at to bid on this auction. Parcel 1 (243.75+/- acres) will be offered and sold first. After parcel 1 closes, parcel 2 will be given an additional 20 minutes before closing parcel 2 (6.25 +/- acre bldg. site).

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-FOR SALE:Feterl 8”x60’ All kinds of New & Used farm FOR SALE: Black Angus bulls 8 grain auger w/ hydraulic equipment - disc chisels, field also Hamp, York, & Hamp/ , swing hopper, runs great, cults, planters, soil finishers, Duroc boars & gilts. Alfred e $1,300. 507-327-6430 cornheads, feed mills, discs, (Mike) Kemen 320-598-3790 , balers, haybines, etc. 507Sell your livestock in The Land & Looking for something special? 438-9782 Put a line ad in The Land and find it! l with a line ad. 507-345-4523 Call 507-345-4523

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Tractors: JD 4440 3695 hrs, Quad Range, diesel, one owner, fenders, dual hyd w/ aux, 3 pt, PTO, quick hitch, hub duals, rock box, tool box; JD 4440, 4242 hrs, diesel, one owner, dual hyd, 3pt, PTO, quick hitch, hub duals, rock box, tool box; Belarus 9345 Turbo, 1957 mi, FWA, one owner, PTO, quad hyd; JD 8640, 11088 hrs, diesel, 4WD, triple hyd, 3pt, PTO; JD Turbo 6620 combine, 2516 hrs, diesel, hydrostatic; JD 216 bean head; head mover on Electric Wheel Co gear; JD 643 6-row corn head; Minneapolis Moline M5 tractor, gas, dual hyd, pto; Minneapolis-Moline 283 E-4, gas, WF (not running); JD B, nf, PTO (not running); Machinery & Equipment: Har ms Mfg 32’ roller; JD 7000 planter, 6-row x 30” w/monitor; Loftness 962BTS 2-stage snow blower, double auger, PTO, 8’; New Holland 615 disk mower, 7’; JD 1000 field cultivator w/ 3-bar harrow; JD 1610 chisel plow, 16’; Ford 152, 5 bt plow; Oliver 565 4-bt plow; Gehl 100 feed mill; New Idea 205 manure spreader; New Holland 270 Hayliner square baler; Kewaunee conveyor; New Holland 717 Silage chopper; 2 Glencoe 6 rw cultivators; JD stalk chopper, 14’; J&M 250-7 gravity box on MN Jumbo 10 gear; Parker 2500 gravity box on MN Jumbo 10 gear; Parker 2000 gravity box on MN Jumbo 10 gear; Parker gravity box on MN Jumbo 10 gear; J&M 250-7 gravity box on MN rugged 8 gear; Electric Wheel Co 5003 running gear; Top Air 30’ seed conveyor system w/ elect motor; Feterl 40’ auger w/ hopper; Feterl 6” x 30’ auger; Snow-Co 81-211 auger; Minneapolis-Moline drill w/ grass seeder, 10’; Winco Maxi-Watt generator on cart; New Holland 404 Crusher hay conditioner; Hiniker 3pt hitch; New Holland sickle mower, pull type; Road Patrol grader, 8’ on steel wheels; horse-drawn McCormick Deering #7 sickle mower; steel wheel horse-drawn dbl box trailer; Butler fuel barrel on stand; 8 1/2’ round bale feeder; Trucks, Shop & Tools: ‘07 Chevy Silverado Z71, 80779 mi, 4x4, new tires; skid steer trailer 6’ x 14’; Century 100 arc welder; Schumacher battery charger; Hydra storm pressure washer, 2HP, 2 gpm; Shopmaster CP-100 30-ton press; Chicago Power Tools DP-558-2 drill press; 2-ton floor jack; assortment of hand tools & yard tools; sheet metal; scrap iron; lumber; firewood; Antiques, Furniture & Household: Besson sousaphone, made in England, 50 medals of honor stamped; King by HN White tuba, made in Cleveland, OH; Bb bass horn mute; 3 metal Pioneer Seeds signs; Pioneer Seed items include: hats, sweatshirts, coats, water cooler jugs, mugs, glassware; dresser; bed frames; end tables; chairs; ottoman; folding tables; folding picnic table; tv stand; lamps; office desk; baby bassinet; Pick-Wick chicken plucker; Challenge Co well hand pump;

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Auctioneer: Matt Mages, 507-276-7002

Auctioneers: Matt Mages, New Ulm Lic 52-22-018; 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 lar ge equipment br ing a letter of appr oval fr om your bank.

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Ameriglide ...............................................................................................10 Beck's Hybrids ............................................................................... 1, 14, 15 Blue Horizon Energy ................................................................. Cover Wrap Dan Pike Clerking ....................................................................................22 Eric Cooling ............................................................................................ 27 Fladeboe Land .........................................................................................20 Greenwald Farm Center ............................................................................27 Hertz Farm Management .........................................................................21 Jensen Auctions .......................................................................................25 Kannegiesser Truck ..................................................................................17 Kerkhoff Auction .....................................................................................21 Land Resource Management .....................................................................22 ..........................................................................................21 Leaf Filter ...............................................................................................16 Mages Auction Service ....................................................................... 23, 25 Mathiowetz Construction Co. .....................................................................7 MSU Strategic Partnership Center ..............................................................4 Northland Buildings ...................................................................................9 Pioneer ............................................................................................... 3, 11 Property Brokers ......................................................................................20 Pruess Elevator, Inc. ................................................................................23 Riverland Community College ..................................................................13 Rush River Steel & Trim ............................................................................4 Schweiss Doors ........................................................................................22 Smiths Mill Implement, Inc. .....................................................................27 Snirt Stoppers, LLC ................................................................................. 12 Sorensen's Sale & Rentals ........................................................................ 27 Steffes Group ...........................................................................................22 Tony Montgomery Realty & Auctions Co. .................................................24 Wealth Enhancement Group ........................................................................5 507-345-4523 • 800-657-4665 418 South Second Street, Mankato, MN 56001 •

THE LAND — SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 Swine

Pets & Supplies

FOR SALE: Yorkshire, Hampshire, Duroc, cross bred boars, and gilts. Top quality. Excellent herd health. No PRSS. Delivery available. 320-760-0365

Mankato Pet Cremation is family owned & operated. Offering pre-planning, urns, and in-home euthanasia by Gentle Goodbyes. 507-995-7126 or text us.

Miscellaneous REINKE IRRIGATION Sales & Service New & Used For your irrigation needs 888-830-7757 or 507-276-2073

PARMA DRAINAGE PUMPS New pumps & parts on hand. Call Minnesota’s largest disCars & Pickups tributor HJ Olson & Company Ford 390 engine w/ transmis- 320-974-8990 Cell - 320-212-5336 sion, 2 barrel carb, took out of ‘69 Ford LTD, on pallet Sheep upper barn, excellent origiTree trimming, cutting and removal. nal condition, 90,000 miles, Boom Truck & Insured. Dorset & Hampshire rams, $1,175. David 612-374-1933 Call or Text Josh Linder ewes & yearlings for sale. 507-995-7081 Lambs, large framed w/fast growth that will put extra lbs Miscellaneous on your lambs. I can deliver. Gene Sanford (507)645-4989 FOR SALE: 26,900 L Ft, 12.5 FOR SALE: Sheep for sale, gauge, high tensile elecPolypay ewe and ram tric wire fencing, tension lambs, and Suffolk rams. springs, line strainers, spool We pay dollar for 507-445-3317 Leave message. roller included. $600. damaged corn in any 507-822-3398 507-340-1084 Spot, Duroc, Chester White, Boars & Gilts available. Monthly PRRS and PEDV. Delivery available. Steve Resler. 507-456-7746


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condition. We have trucks & vacs available. Call or Text David 507-327-8851 Eric 507-317-5227


• 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

Mar-Weld Sheep & Goat Equipment:

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

For-Most Livestock Equipment:

• 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‘

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

3 Brands of Cattle & Calf Feeders:

3 Brands of Waterers, Cattle Hog & Calf • Smidley Steer Stuffers, FeedersFeeders: & Huts Smidley Steer Stuffers, Waterers, & Huts •• Bergman Tongue & Groove wood Hog and Feeders One Piece Roof Bergman & Groove One Piece Roof •• W/W All Tongue Steel Cattle & Calfwood Creepand Feeders • W/W All Steel Cattle & Calf Feeders Sioux Equipment:

Sioux Equipment: • Gates • Calving Pens • Haymax Bale Feeders • Cattle Panels Gates Loading Chute Gates& •Feeder Calving Pens •• Head Haymax Bale• Feeders • Hog Feeders • Squeeze Tubs • Calf Warmer Cattle & Feeder Panels Chutes • Head&Gates • Loading Chute • Hog Feeders • “Farm SqueezeBuilt” ChutesHay & Tubs • Calf w/roof Warmer Feeders •

• Poly “Farm Built” Hay Feeders “Hay Huts” (Saves Hay) w/roof • “Farm Built” Hay Feeders w/roof • Livestock Waterers • • Ritchie Poly “Hay Huts” (Saves Hay) • Poly “Hay Huts” (Saves Way Cattle Care OilersHay) & Scratchers • • Easy Ritchie Live Stock Waterers • Ritchie Live Stock Waterers BaleCattle Feeders w/Steel Roof • • Menzels Easy Way Care Oilers & Scratchers Installed for Care Large Oilers Round Bales • & Easy WayNets Cattle & Scratchers • Menzels Bale Feeders w/Steel Roof & Big or Small Squares

&®®Installed Nets for Large Round Bales • DR DR Power Equipment: • Power & Big orEquipment: Small Squares Sunfire Radiant Heaters •• Sunfire Radiant Heaters ® • DR Power Equipment: Bohlman Concrete Waterers • Bohlman Concrete Waterers • Sunfire Radiant & Heaters Calftel Hutches Animal Barns • R&C PolyBale Bale Feeders • Waterers • Bohlman R&C PolyConcrete Feeders • Ameriag Poly Mineral Feeders • Calftel Hutches & Animal Barns and Bunks • Ameriag Poly Mineral Feeders •• Texkota-Sheep Goat Goats Panels, Gates & Pens R&C Poly Bale Feeders Miniature Donkey &&Fainting • Poly Mineral Feeders • Ameriag 3pt PTO or Skid Steer Snowblowers FOR SALE: • 3pt PTO orUSED Skid SteerEQUIP Snowblowers New and some usedGT GTGrain (Tox-O-Wik) Grain Dryer Parts •• GT #570 PTO (Tox-o-wick) Dryer 1979 with newParts ring burner. New and some used (Tox-O-Wik) Grain Dryer •• “Liftall” Outside Forklift (Gas Powered) 2 used 500 Bushel GT PTO Dryers Wanted to Buy: Good Used Manure Spreader, Crowding Wanted to Buy: Manure Spreader, Tubs, Steer Stuffers, Feed Good bunks,Used Squeeze Chutes, Sheep Crowding & Goat Tubs, Steer Stuffers, Feed Bunks, Squeeze Chutes, Sheep Crowding & Goat Wanted to Buy: Good Used Manure Spreader, Equipment, Misc. Livestock Equipment Equipment, Misc. Livestock Equipment Tubs, Steer Stuffers, Feed Bunks, Misc. Livestock Equipment

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• 5/8” drum roller wall thickness • 42” drum diameter wall thickness • 4”x8” frame tubing 3/8” thick • Auto fold



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

TRACTORS NEW NH T4.75, T4.90, T4.120 w/loader On Order NEW NH Workmaster 60, 50, 35’s/loaders On Order NEW NH 25S Workmasters ...…......…. On Order NEW Massey Tractors ........................... On Order NEW Massey 4710 w/loader ….......... COMING New NH Boomer 40w/loader ….......… On Hand 3-New Massey GC1725 ……..................... Just In Massey GC2400w/loader …..................….. $8,700 ’16 Massey 4608 rops w/loader …............. $43,900 ’17 NH T4.75 w/loader ……..................… $53,000 ’18 NH T4.75 w/loader .............................. $54,000 TILLAGE ’06 CIH MRX 690 ...................................... $16,500 DMI 527 …………………......……………… Sold Wilrich 657 11sh w/leveler …..........……. $19,500 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT NEW NH L318/L320/L328 wheeled units ....... On Hand NEW NH C327/C337/C345 track units .......... On Order NH L228 low hours ............................................ $44,900 NH L234 LOADED ............................................. $45,500


New Disc Mowers - 107,108,109 New Disc Mower Cond. - 10’, 13’ New Wheel Rakes - 10,12,14 New NH Hay Tools - ON HAND FrontiernWR1010 wheel rake …….............……… $5,950 ’15 NH DB313 ………………...............………… $29,000 ’13 NH BR7090 ……………….........…………… $25,900

PLANTERS JD 1770 12-30 DF Gen 2 …….......……………. $29,500 White 6186 16-30 w/liq …....…...................……. $18,000 Taking 2023 New Spring Orders COMBINES NEW Geringhoff chopping cornhead .................... Call ’94 Gleaner R72 …………..............................…… $27,000 ’15 Gleaner S78 ….................………………. Just In ’14 Gleaner S68 ………..............…………… Just In ’02 Gleaner R62 …...............................……… $53,500 JD 9500 ……………...................................…. $22,500 Geringhoff parts & heads available

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

Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:00 • Sat. 7:30-Noon

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


Hotel now home to history

ne hundred and fifty years after the Kiel and Morgan Hotel was built in Lynd, Minn. it is again open to the public — but as an historic site rather than a hotel. Two enterprising citizens, Levi Kiel and Allen Morgan, built the hotel in 1871. The second story had four hotel rooms. The ground floor had rooms and served as the village post office. The first few meetings of the Lyon County Commissioners convened in one of the rooms, so briefly it could claim to be the county courthouse, but its larger neighbor to the northeast, Marshall, Minn., became the county seat. Around 1900, the building became a private residence and continued as such for 90 years. Ray and Eva Schrunk purchased it in 1936. During their years, a lean-to was added in the back for a laundry room, and the front balcony removed. Aware that the building was of historic significance to the town, they donated it to the city of Lynd when they moved out in 1990. The hotel sat empty and vandalized until the Lynd Community Awareness group went to work. They raised the building and put in a new foundation, removed the lean-to, and rebuilt the balcony. That was as far as they got before the group dissolved, and again the building sat empty and was vandalized. Judy Klatt, an enthusiastic history lover who was determined this historic building (added to the National Register in 1982) would not die, went to work on the interior with two other volunteers in 2019. She now spearheads a group of

Lynd, Minn.

seven volunteers still working to complete the project. The building opened to the public in July 2020. It is not just as a historic building, but also serves as the Lynd History Center. The parlor, with its piano and record player, still has the carpet the Schrunks received as a wedding present. One downstairs room is dedicated to memorabilia of Lynd’s high school, which closed in 1980. While plaster has been replaced by drywall, a portion of the original wall in the adjoining room with the cook stove was left undisturbed. The four upstairs hotel rooms are the last to be restored. Two of the rooms are original. Across the hall, the floor shows where a previous owner had removed a wall to make one large room. If Kiel and Morgan intended it to be a center for the community, that’s the role it plays now. It has hosted a wedding and a graduation reception, along with visits from reunions, and is a place to research local history. While Lynd natives can reminisce with school items, photos of community picnics, police and fire department artifacts, and local history, every visitor can reminisce on life in small town America in this 1871 hotel building. The Kiel and Morgan Hotel, owned by the city of Lynd, is located where River St. dead ends at County Road 72 on the west side of town. It is open Memorial Day through Labor Day on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For special tours, contact Judy Klatt at (507) 865-4667. The ground floor is handicap accessible. v

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