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Grandma, the brown van and the journey

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A beginning is always a necessary part On family trips, my dad always drove. of any thing. Maybe not the most imporMy mom, a preschool teacher, was always tant, but necessary. in the front seat cutting out shapes and hole-punching papers for her next week’s It’s my hope that my first article writlessons. My oldest brother and sister ten as The Land’s newest staff writer is shared the back seat, listening to their deemed worthy, and that the articles to walkmans to drown out my dad’s polka follow will provide quality information cassette tapes. And I was usually and entertainment. crammed between my other two brothers First things first — an introduction. LAND MINDS in the middle seat, taking on “accidental” elbowings for the entirety of the drive. I’ve lived in Minnesota all of my life, By Laura Cole spending the first half in the southAs soon as our van left Jasper’s city west corner in Lyon County. Many of limits, all five of the kids would peer my happiest childhood memories came out the windows (maximum elbowing an hour’s drive from my hometown of for this part), with desperate hopes to Marshall on my grandma’s farm, just outside of be the first one to glimpse my grandma’s white Jasper, Minn. and a few hops over the Minnesota/ farmhouse and sing out in repetitive and unmelodic South Dakota border. chanting, “I see grandma’s house.” On those lucky Saturday mornings, after cartoons My grandma’s faithful dogs, Shep and Max, would and pancakes, my four siblings and I would pile into greet us at the mailbox and run alongside the van our hideous brown van and wait impatiently for my as we made our way down the gravel driveway. We’d parents. My dad would stand by the door (he was hurry out as wildly as we had climbed in and take always ready — even before we were) waiting for off to whatever part of the farm interested us the my mom. She always had those last minute to-dos. most: The barn to climb into the hay loft, the chickOnce the to-dos were to-done, she’d hand my dad a en coop to collect eggs, the rooms upstairs to play bag or three at the door, so she could hurry back for with all the vintage toys from my dad’s childhood. the last few drops of her coffee. When she emerged, As years went by, my older siblings didn’t always and for good, he’d lock up and we were off. come out to the farm due to their part-time jobs or I’m not sure if our van could be considered to have other plans with friends. One by one, they stopped a best seat, but as the youngest, I never got it. Our their participation in the contest to spy Grandma’s mode of transportation was a monstrosity on wheels house first until it was only me mumbling the that only served its most basic purpose: to move. I’m words out of some stirring determination to not let not sure where the van came from; I can hardly such a happy tradition fall by the wayside. believe it would have been at any dealership. I have With time, Shep and Max slowed down, still smila vague memory of the van coming with only the ing as big as ever, but they could no longer keep up front two seats. I don’t remember where my dad with the van. Another year or so later, they began to found one of the bench seats, but I do remember wait at the porch, tails still wagging. They were waiting in the van at a sanitation facility while my dad picked up the second (maybe from a worker?) A there to welcome us until they were not. deal he found off of the HyVee trader and this was My grandma lived at the farm with my Uncle Bill the meeting point? “Don’t open the windows,” he until her late eighties. I don’t like knowing that I had warned me before stepping out and “Hold your took her presence for granted as a kid, but I think I breath,” when he opened the doors to install it. See LAND MINDS, pg. 4A



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Don’t bet against the latest supermarket super merger Late on Friday, May 7, the day before two. If the merger occurs, they argue, the running of the 2022 Kentucky Derby, they will sell about 13 percent of all U.S. a chestnut-colored colt named Rich groceries while Walmart, by itself, will Strike made the race’s lineup after, literstill sell 25 percent of all U.S. groceries. ally, another horse withdrew from the If anything, they continue, the governcompetition at the last minute. ment should approve the merger as one The next day, May 8, Rich Strike struck of the last best market checks on the it rich: The ridiculously long, 80-1 longalmost unchecked growth of Walmart (or shot won the Derby, the world’s premier Costo or Amazon) left in grocery retailFARM & FOOD FILE thoroughbred horse race. The horse, ing. That’s a powerful, effective sales By Alan Guebert bought for $30,000 the previous pitch. September, won a knee-buckling $1.86 To strengthen it even more, million. Albertsons has promised to “divest” of Was the win a stray bolt of lightning as many as 375 stores should the deal or a massive error by the oddsmakers? be approved and Kroger, throwing Congressional Similarly, the odds now strongly suggest the Biden Dems a tasty labor bone, adds that its stores will be “a compelling alternative to large, non-union comAdministration will not allow two grocery-selling petitors.” giants, Kroger and Albertsons, to complete their recently announced $24.6 billion merger. Don’t bet All-in-all, writes Ryan Young for the National against it just yet, though. Review, “A combined Kroger-Albertsons would not reduce people’s options for groceries or give those Politics aside — and the Federal Trade stores the market power to raise prices.” Commission will make the call on the deal, less so the White House — Kroger and Albertsons have In fact, he continues, the merger will likely add several strong market arguments to favor their competition to a still-changing grocery-selling scene, marriage. Moreover, each is positioning itself to one with more online ordering, less in-person shoplengthen their favorable odds. ping, and more and bigger costly infrastructure to warehouse, fill, and deliver at-home food orders. Foremost is the key issue the deal’s detractors point to: competition. Both Kroger and Albertsons This evolution to a “scale-intensive hybrid busicorrectly note that the nation’s biggest grocery sell- ness model,” Young explains, is “just the latest stage ers are not grocery stores but Big Box retailers and in a century-long evolution to the grocery market.” wholesalers. The nation’s biggest grocery seller, The merger, “if it happens, would be part of that Walmart, is a retailer, and the second largest is ongoing process” from a clerk putting your grocery Amazon, an online retailer. order together to post-war supermarkets and “froMoreover, Walmart owns Sam’s — a huge food wholesaler; Amazon owns grocer Whole Foods; and the #3 on the list is another Big Box Boy, Costco. All outsell #4 Kroger and #5 Albertsons in groceries and none are “supermarkets” like the betrothed


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zen foods aisles” to Walmart bottling its own milk and Costco contract-growing its own “broiler” chickens. Perhaps the most salient point to remember, he adds, is that the merger “has no guarantee of success, given both intense competition and the long history of failed mergers.” Other competition experts agree. Scale — today’s badly-needed size to get into the Big Boy grocery game with Walmart, Amazon and Costco — is at the heart of the merger. “Scale is necessary to deliver the prices and investments that consumers demand,” Neil Saunders, an official at GlobalData Retail, told Reuters recently. “From a broader national perspective,” he added, “a combined Kroger and Albertsons does not pose any major threat to the competitive dynamics of the market.” That judgment could also be applied to us: The “competitive dynamics of the market” is, like it or not, what we have become in today’s dollar-centered “broader national perspective.” Worse, almost nothing poses “any major threat” to this deeply entrenched view of either our markets or our government — which often appear to be operating from the same office. Another reason that betting against the Kroger/ Albertsons deal is a Derby-sized longshot. 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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Farm technology and connecting the past and future

I met up once with a retired farmer For that same man, technology upkeep who takes great pride in his lifetime of and implementation has been forwarded memories. As our conversation continued, on to his son, whom he said understands he displayed a sense of wonder while he it much better. For that man, he said it’s talked about the way technology in farmfrustrating to have to pass the job of preing has been as helpful — as much as (he paring the planter on to his son, when he feels) it has taken away. did it all of his life. He said to me, “It seems like we’re los“That man told me he also doesn’t ing touch with nature,” and backed it up know how to fix what goes wrong with TABLE TALK with his own examples. He said farmers some of this technology,” said my friend, used to smell the soil as it was turned By Karen Schwaller adding that his friend had spent his over behind them, and farming career fixing and they were incensed with adjusting his own equipthe sweet smell of freshment. I hadn’t thought before about cut hay throughout the I hadn’t thought before how difficult it must be for some summer. “They’re two of about how difficult it of our older farmers to try to the best smells in the must be for some of our keep up with today’s technology. whole world,” he said. older farmers to try to “Now we sit inside our And yet, there seem to be more keep up with today’s cabs with air conditionolder farmers than younger ones. technology. And yet, there ing, wearing shorts and seem to be more older sandals, and we don’t get farmers than younger ones. to enjoy those smells in the same way we used to.” Technology and machinery size both seem to be Then he asked the big question: “Where’s the joy expanding. Our local Iowa State University in farming?” Extension crop specialist told a group of people This man obviously knows — or at least once touring the farm machinery area at the Clay knew — the joy of farming the way he did it all of County Fairgrounds that combines can’t be made his life. His thoughts caught me off-guard. I had not imagined the way that generation might think about today’s farming practices — which have become as necessary as the changes that happened LAND MINDS, from pg. 2A in all the years he had farmed. Technological changes have reflected the reality of did. She wasn’t the first place I ran to upon arrival at the farm … maybe because I thought her hugs today — “We farm by the seed, not by the acre.” would always be there. Time and the absence of a Auto-steer has helped farmers become more effiby not overlapping passes across the field and loved one can certainly change a mindset, can’t it? ScientPlease read attached email saving time, money in fuel and wear-and-tear on I am happy to report, however, that not all change equipment, and the life of the soil. Row shut-offs for me has been bad or melancholy change. When ES ALREADY ON planting AD THE x ” our hideous brown van broke down for the final and variable speed haveLAND changed3.417 the playing field, also saving time, money and resources. time, our family became the proud owners of a classy blue GMC van. It had curtains, carpeted And yet, for as valuable as all of that technology floors and reclining seats! I am a sentimental being, is, this man scratched his head and told me the but I can say with full honesty, I have never missed story of another man’s experiences. The Land that brown van with its unknown year, make, and “That guy told he had farmed all of his life, and model. now he said doesn’t know how to plant corn,” he After high school, I attended college in Mankato. said.

larger because they have to be able to go down the roads; but that emptying out “on the go” can increase the capacity of a combine by 30 percent. “When I was growing up, my dad and I watched a neighbor who bought a big four-row planter, and we wondered who would buy something so big it couldn’t get through the gate,” he said, adding that, in retrospect, that man was a progressive farmer in his day. I’m not sure my friend is 100 percent sold on this larger, precision-based way of farming. He just watches it all unfold now, and carries with him memories of a different kind of hands-on experience of farming — a vocation rich with meaning and significance the way he lived it. Yet even today, wherever there is farming, there are joys to be found and unmatched life lessons to be learned behind machinery steering wheels, in hay fields, in farm shops, machine sheds, and livestock barns … and sometimes, even out behind the tool shed. “Let us relish life as we live it, and find joy in the journey.” (—Thomas S. Monson) Karen Schwaller brings “Table Talk” to The Land from her home near Milford, Iowa. She can be reached at v

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As young newlyweds, my husband and I didn’t necessarily have a plan, but found ourselves not leaving the area. I had always loved the idea of country living, and my husband, also a city kid, had a similar experience as me — loving his own visits to his grandparents’ farm outside of Canby, Minn. It was a dream come true for both of us to move to our own country home outside of Mankato in 2008. Over the years, we’ve made some improvements to the property while also designating a section of the land to simply allow nature to let her hair down. That section of land began its growth the same time our daughter was born, and the mom in me finds it pretty special to walk among the trees with her. Besides having a dog and a few cats, we added the adventure of chicken raising in 2016. While I’m no longer making mad dashes to collect eggs like I once did, their presence certainly brings back a lot of good memories for me. I have a lifelong love for writing and couldn’t be happier to be a part of The Land. I look forward to reporting on agriculture, sharing stories from the community, and learning more about the farming industry. Laura Cole is the staff writer of The Land. She may be reached at v

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Orange City museum pays tribute to those who served Museums are collections of many differ“Remodeling during 2019 we worked and was twice wounded, once at the Battle of Shiloh ent life stories. Some stories are told in hard and fast to be ready for Tulip and again at the Battle of Atlanta. He served until more detail, others are just a glimpse Festival,” said President Van Beek. “But the war ended. into a life once lived. Or they may center realized that Covid would delay the openAfter the war, he returned to Pella, married and on a certain time or theme in history. ing.” became a merchant. In 1882, he moved to Orange Nowhere is this more true than at the Orange City’s Tulip Festival was canCity, where he was in the clothing business with his Annex of the Dutch American Museum in celled in 2020 which proved to be a good brother-in-law John Pas. Orange City, Iowa. This building, located thing for the Annex. When Marinus departed from this life at the age on the corner of Third St. SW and “We further realized that this would of 90, it was believed he was the oldest Civil War FROM MY Arizona Ave. SW was constructed in FARMHOUSE give us the opportunity to put forth the veteran in this area. 1903. It served as the F.M. Slagle Lumber KITCHEN extra effort to best present the displays The tulips were up and growing when the United store until 1963. and narratives that these items and sto- States officially entered WWI in April of 1917. By Renae B. Since then it had been the home for ries deserve,” said Van Beek. Vander Schaaf Tall, slender and with brown eyes, John C. many different businesses. Pressman spent his days In recent years it has been working as a carpenter for part of the museum comJacob Ypema. I wonder if plex. A ribbon cutting was he trembled when he heard held in August of this year the news that President to highlight the Annex’s Woodrow Wilson had new purpose, of honoring signed the Selective the men and women who Services Act on May 18, have served in the military. 1917. This meant that all Arlo Van Beek has been men between the ages of 21 on the museum’s board of and 30 had to register with directors for 12 years. He the newly-created selective presently serves as the service system. Pressman president. was 21 years old. “We realized there are A year later, he entered many stories of the men the service in February. and women who served He was sent to Camp that were not being told Dodge where he was Photos by Renae B. Vander Schaaf and are in danger of being assigned to an engineer forgotten,” said President The Slagle lumberyard building now serves as the military annex of the Dutch American Heritage Museum in Orange City, regiment. Pressman was Iowa. On display are artifacts from soldiers who have ties to Sioux County, Iowa. Van Beek. “We want to killed in action in 1818 preserve and tell of these near Fismes in France. The displays depict stories and sacrifices.” Sioux County men and For several reasons, his Beginning in 2019, the soundly-built building was women who have served funeral didn’t take place remodeled both inside and out. In keeping with the in the military — beginuntil 1921. Soldier town’s Dutch heritage theme, it now resembles the ning with the Civil War. Pressman’s service was architecture from Marken, a fishing village in The Orange City was settled held at the United Netherlands. in 1870, just a few short Presbyterian Church in years after the Civil War Keokuk where there is a ended. Several of the national military cemetery. early pioneers were vetIt really is bittersweet, for erans from this war on his coffin were flowers between the states. from the John C. Pressman Marinus Rhynsburger Post 329, American Legion; was one of the Civil War which was so named in his THE LAND veterans. I wonder if the honor. He was the first solEARLY DEADLINES tulips were blooming in dier from Orange City to for November 25 the Netherlands when die in WWI. Lohn Pressman was killed in action during World War I. he was born there in The Reverend Robert A. Orange City’s American Legion was named in his honor. May of 1843. He came Foster officiated at the Display ads to the United States in ceremony. Among the 1854 with his parents where they became part of Friday, Nov. 15th at noon. many words he said were these, “I wish to express the Dutch colony in Pella, Iowa. my appreciation that we citizens of Iowa owe to the Classified line ads With his father, Dirk Rhynsburger, and his broth- soldiers and especially those whose sacred remains Monday, Nov. 21st at noon. er, John Rhynsburger, Marinus enlisted in the rest here for a few moments. I do not feel that I can Union army in 1862 as a member of Co. B, 15th ever repay the debt, because it can never be Due to the Thanksgiving holiday THE LAND office will be Iowa Infantry. He participated in several battles See FARMHOUSE KITCHEN, pg. 11A closed on Thursday, Nov. 24th & Friday, Nov. 25th.

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Life on the Farm: Readers’ Photos Our friend Rose Wurtzberger of New Ulm, Minn. sent in pictures of the aftermath of a fire which occurred on Oct. 21 in the Searles/ New Ulm area. Many rural community fire departments were kept busy this fall as conditions were ripe for sparking a flame.

Paul Golden of Danvers, Minn. took time from a busy harvest to share a couple of autumn photos. At left is the brilliant red leaves on dogwood trees facing a morning sunrise. For all of the North Dakota State University alumni, Paul sent this photo taken during Navy bean harvest “with an NDSU bison in the sky.”

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Many conflicts intertwine in Galligan’s latest offering Not everybody has to like assaulted the “Bad Day Breaking: A Bad Axe County Novel” leader of a new you. religious group by John Galligan That’s a lesson you in town, and city c.2002, Simon & Schuster learned the hard way — council members probably in grade school. $17.00 were about to Try as you might, you were 326 pages appoint her depgoing to have enemies and uty sheriff. detractors along the way in college, got married, paid and there wasn’t much you THE BOOKWORM And that reliher dues, and became could do about it. Not SEZ gious community? Sheriff of Bad Axe County, everybody has to like you; Folks in Bad Axe By Terri Schlichenmeyer Wisconsin. but, as in the new novel didn’t want a cult “Bad Day Breaking” by around, although Now those days were in John Galligan, they aren’t allowed to Heidi wasn’t sure the rearview mirror and she hadn’t kill you. the community qualified as a “cult.” heard from Missy in a while — until The two groups were protesting across she got a text the day before Many years ago, Sheriff Heidi Kick the road from one another, things Thanksgiving. was the kind of girl she’d arrest now. were heating up, and allegations of “Want to drink ketchup?” it said, Back then, she and her best friend, abuse and animal cruelty floated Missy, were into drugs, guns and petty Missy’s code for getting drunk. around town. theft. They both dated Roman Despite that Heidi had been sober Then Sheriff Kick learned that Hoof Vanderhoof and the three of them par- for years, her answer was “yes.” was out of prison. And she knew he tied constantly until things got out of It had been a long week already in wouldn’t stop unless he got his hand. That was when “Mighty” Heidi Bad Axe County, and it would get even revenge... went to the sheriff’s office and conlonger. One of her officers was using a fessed to everything she knew about You know that thing you do when drugs and theft. Missy went to rehab, department computer to email prison- you see something scary, so you put ers, and the courts wouldn’t let Heidi Hoof went to prison in Boscobel, and your hands over your eyes and peek investigate. Another officer had Heidi kicked her addictions, enrolled between your fingers because you can’t not see? That’s exactly what

you’ll want to do with “Bad Day Breaking.” Long before its prologue is anywhere near done, this book turns dark and cold as the snowstorm that hits the background of the story. Slush and ice lay the ground; then, for everything that author John Galligan can pack into an unhappily-long holiday weekend, made more wretched by the kind of small-town embroilments which happen when everybody knows everybody else’s business. Add a headline-ripping current-events possibility and gun deer season in Wisconsin, and … oh, yeah, you’ll want to see what happens. Galligan fans will appreciate knowing that “Bad Day Breaking” contains an ending that’ll make you shriek and perch yourself at the bookstore to await the next Bad Axe County novel. As for this book, though, you just have to like it. 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

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Life expectancy statistics show U.S. healthcare shortcomings Our U.S. healthcare situation is unsatgetting an inferior product. isfactory. We spend about twice as much It is also true the United States has for our healthcare compared to other some of the best doctors and healthcare modern, economically successful counfacilities in the world. tries (see footnote) but our results are Minnesota has the good fortune to be subpar. The CIA World Factbook reports the home of the Mayo Clinic, which is one U.S. life expectancy to be 46th in the of the most effective clinic/hospital operaworld! 46th! As one would expect from tions in the world. that number, many of our healthcare staHEALTHCARE tistics are worse than other modern counWhy do these contradictions exist? FOCUS tries. The (unfortunately) bad statistics Health and healthcare are complicated include maternal mortality (women who By Mark Brakke topics. Having a solid understanding of die related to pregnancy and childbirth) the situation is necessary to applying the and infant mortality. We have a healthcare situation correct repair and I think we all agree repair is where we are paying a super premium price and required.

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Nov. 16 — Land Rent Meeting — Little Falls, Minn. — Topics covered will include local historic and projected farmland rental rate trends, current farmland values and sales, and a worksheet that will help determine a fair rental agreement. Contact Dana Adams at or (320) 255-6169 ext. 3. Nov. 16 — What is a Fair Farm Rental Agreement — Olivia, Minn. — Attendees will receive several informative worksheets and factsheets that will help to determine what a fair 2023 farmland rental rate is. For more information, please visit landrentworkshops. OTHER DATES AND LOCATIONS: Nov. 16 —Willmar, Minn. Nov. 17 — Cologne, Minn. Nov. 17 — Jordan, Minn. Nov. 28 — Owatonna, Minn. Nov. 28 — Faribault, Minn. Nov. 29 — Gaylord, Minn. Nov. 29 — Hutchinson, Minn. Dec. 2 — Preston, Minn. Dec. 2 — Caledonia, Minn. Dec. 7 — Litchfield, Minn. Dec. 7 — Buffalo, Minn. Dec. 8 — Blooming Prairie, Minn. Dec. 8 — Elko New Market, Minn. Dec. 15 —Willmar, Minn. Jan. 12 and Jan. 26, 2023 — Online

Nov. 30, Dec. 1 — Integrated Crop Management Conference — Ames, Iowa — Workshops will provide crop production professionals with information and research updates on the past growing season and the tools to prepare for 2023. Contact ANR Program Services at or (515) 294-6429. Dec. 1 — Annual Dairy Discussions Seminar — Orange City, Iowa — This year’s focus is on cybersecurity issues for food producers including farmers, manufacturers, and processors. Contact Fred Hall at or (712) 737-4230. Dec. 10 — Dairy Goat Management Seminar — Orange City, Iowa — This year’s focus is on goat health, feeding, and milk marketing. Contact Fred Hall at (712) 737-4230 or Dec. 15-16 — Soil Management Summit — St. Cloud, Minn. — Learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be. Hear from long-time, reduced tillage and cover crop farmers as they share their experiences. Contact Jodi DeJong-Hughes at or (320) 235-0726 ext. 2006. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7 and 14, 2023 — Annie’s Project — Owatonna, Minn. — Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk and production metrics. Contact Claire LaCanne at or (507) 444-7691. Jan. 18-19, 2023 — MN Ag Expo — Mankato, Minn. — Learn what researchers are discovering about new uses for corn. The Expo will also include learning sessions focused on carbon credits, nitrogen, state regulations, and the 2023 farm bill. Contact MN Ag Expo Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 2023 — Annie’s Project - Education for Farm Women — St. Cloud, Minn. — Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk, and production metrics. Contact Anthony A. or Dana Adams at (320) 255-6169.

Before diving into the complexities of healthcare, I think it will be helpful for you to know a bit about me. My family, on my dad’s side, came to the United States from Norway and homesteaded in the Red River Valley in 1884. We continue to farm that land a little southwest of Fargo. My dad owned and operated a hardware store. I attended medical school, specialized in family medicine and cared for patients in Coon Rapids, Minn. for 41 years. During the time I was practicing medicine I served on the boards of directors of two Health Maintenance Organizations — as well as participating in the management of our clinic and later serving on some Allina committees. I have been spending much of my time in retirement working to improve healthcare for Minnesotans through a nonprofit foundation: Health Care for All Minnesota ( In this monthly column I hope to address topics such as why U.S. drug prices are double those of other modern nations. What should be done to support excellent healthcare in greater Minnesota? Why is illness the main reason for personal bankruptcy in the United States? Should health insurance restrict you to a network or allow you to see any doctor? What is a public option? How mergers and acquisitions have caused healthcare costs to rise. v

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Veterans’ organization looks for opportunities in agriculture By WHITNEY NESSE The Land Correspondent Shelly Woods, veteran and farmer, served our country during the 1980’s finishing up her time in the military just prior to Desert Storm. Upon returning to civilian life, Woods was longing for community. “I didn’t ever feel like I fit in a lot of the veterans groups, I was either too young or a woman,” Shelly recalled. She then found the Farmer Veteran Coalition. “This has been the first veterans group for myself that I have ever really felt like I found my people.” What started as a hobby for Woods has quickly become a passion. Shelly Woods is now the president of the Minnesota chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, a non-profit organization that assists those who have served our country’s military in developing competitive and meaningful careers within agriculture. Woods acknowledged many of our service men and women return with wounds — visible and invisible. “Many have found a way to heal and a way to give back to their communities again. Their [veterans] lives have been about service in the military. [Agriculture] gives veterans a chance to serve their country again, by feeding them.” The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) began in California in 2007 and has become a national organization which includes state chapters. Woods said that she, along with Nathan Hanel, have been work-

ing for the better part of two specifically, like the grants years to get the Minnesota that are available from the chapter up and running. Minnesota Department of Ag “We’re still very new. We want and others,” said Woods. to serve the veterans and farmShe also said that they want ers in Minnesota by helping to provide assistance to veterthem with resources, networkans when it comes to navigating, and giving us a forum to ing some of the more difficult talk and gain knowledge from tasks on the paperwork side of each other. We want to be a farming. “We want to have peovoice for veteran farmers in ple that can help [veterans] the state,” Woods noted. walk through the processes a One of the goals of the little more clearly,” she said. Minnesota chapter of the FVC Because the Minnesota chapis to provide those who have ter is still very new, Woods said served our country with handsthere are a lot of things that on experience for each individare still a work in progress. ual’s areas of interest. Woods “Right now we’re still collecting said they want to take veternames of veterans who are open ans who maybe don’t know to having people out [to their what they want to do in agrifarms],” stated Woods. She also culture and bring them on to mentioned that the Minnesota working farms — be it dairy, chapter is gearing up for their crop, beef or otherwise, and first state event that will be really show them what it is Photo submitted held in Buffalo. The event will like to run a successful busi- Shelly Woods and Nathan Hanel were at Farmfest offer veterans an opportunity ness in agriculture. “We also this past summer. Hanel is with Southern Agriculto gather, network and see what want to help them find farm- tural Center of Excellence. the FVC is all about. ing resources in Minnesota Non-veterans who would like to give back to those who have served our country have the opportunity to do so as well. “Anybody can join the Farmer Veteran Coalition. If you are not a veteran you can join as an associate member,” Woods shared. More information about the Farmer Veteran Coalition can be found at and on Facebook at Farmer Veteran Coalition of Minnesota. v

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Minnesota announced the cut-off date to apply for fiscal year 2023 funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is Nov. 18. Applications are being taken at all USDA Service Centers in Minnesota. EQIP is the primary program available to farmers and landowners for farm, ranch, and woodland conservation work, offering payments for more than 100 conservation practices. NRCS accepts applications for EQIP on a continuous basis, but an application must be filed by Nov. 18 to be eligible for the first round of funding in 2023. For more information, visit This article was submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. v

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Museum president expects collection to grow over time pect there are some of his fellow soles from everyone. sense of humor was a great source of FARMHOUSE KITCHEN, from pg. 6A diers who remember him as one solThe tulips were blooming when Spec. warmth to his fellow winter dwellers. dier who practiced his biblical beliefs repaid…. Today we learn again the 4 Reinking was sent to serve with Military service and a talented artist by refusing to go to Paris and other significance and value of the flag. Company C, 1st Battalion, 46th sure seems like an odd combination. There was a time when the red in the points of entertainment — as he didn’t Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, Soldiers are real people. want to be tempted. flag merely meant red. Now we know America Division near Chu Lai, The Annex has just a few items from that her stripes are colored with Vietnam, as an infantryman in the more recent wars on display. the precious blood of heroes.” May of 1969. President Van Beek expects their colSadly the great war to end all This past August we visited lections to grow in due time. wars did not accomplish its purMr. Reinking just a month before No, I didn’t forget the Korean War, pose. With this war still vivid in he passed away in the nursing even though it is sometimes referred memories, the United States home he had just entered. His to as the “forgotten war.” entered WWII on Dec. 7, 1941 tall, always slender body still Fifty-four thousand soldiers gave the while the tulip bulbs laid hidgave evidence of the star athlete ultimate sacrifice before the armisticden and forgotten in the frozen he was in high school. His smile soil. was the same. His gentle, grace- es was signed July 27, 1953 to end the Korean War. ful spirit will always be rememRing Kleinhesselink was born bered by me. Cornelius Siebersma, who most of us as World War I was ending on a know as J.R., received his letter from farm in the middle of the secThese military people were all tion near Newkirk. He enlisted older than me. Now all the sub- the Selective Service in 1951. Ring Kleinhesselink fought in both the South Pacific and Euroin the army as he knew he sequent wars and conflicts A short year later he was deployed pean theatres during World War II. would be drafted. involve people my age and to Korea. On the plaque with his photo at the Annex, he wrote these words Wars are never pleasant affairs. The younger. The sturdy well-built Iowa farm boy that are true of his life yet today. Vietnam War especially evoked many proved to be a dependable soldier, I knew Daniel Landegent slightly. different emotions amongst Americans. He and his wife Nancy were a great eventually rising to the ranks of “I got to thinking, you are going into It still does. Yet many people we know musical duo — especially when it Captain. He served in both the South a war zone, you may not get back, you or have read their memorial folders Pacific and European theatres. came to singing together or playing better get your life straightened away. spent years of their lives protecting hymn duets on the piano. So, I recommitted my life to Christ, on At Guadacanal he served in the Gun freedom in the Vietnam War. Nov. 6, 1952, in the middle of the Battalian at Henderson Field. While Daniel could play many different Pacific Ocean.” I have to admit, until I read Carl there, he kept a journal of his experiinstruments. While alive, he pleased Reinking’s obituary, his military serences which he later entitled “The the crowds with accordion music when So many conflicts and troubles since Truth About The Guadacanal.” I hope vice was unknown to me. This man the tulips were blooming during then. Even now as I am planting and his wife have been acquaintances Orange City’s tulip festivals. His talto read this sometime. tulips for next year’s spring, I wonder of the family for many years which ent for design and painting was often what changes will occur in this world He married Anna Beth Vander developed into a deeper fellowship as used for the festival’s night show. as the bulbs hibernate underground. Schaaf (now that’s rather interesting). they are special friends of my sister Besides that, my farmer and I purHe served during the Cold War I don’t know if I will be living when chased our farm from a Kleinhesslink. and her husband. years. He was commissioned as a these tulips bloom next spring. Are Because of this, we have shared Both were different clans, so I never United States Air Force officer. He you sure you will? Perhaps we should many Sunday meals together. So I met Mr. or Mrs. Ring Kleinhesselink. spent four years as a commander in take heed of those words Mr. the 321 Strategic Missile Wing in cold Siebersma wrote. After the war, Ring came back to the should have known he was farm boy who was adept at catching and holdGrand Forks, N.D. In other words, he farm. There his attention to clean Renae B. Vander Schaaf is an indeing baby pigs that needed vaccinawent deep into the earth, manning one fields, creativity when it came to pendent writer, author and speaker. tions. But I didn’t. All I knew him as of those missile silos. something as mundane as building a Contact her at (605) 530-0017 or was Carl, a good man. pig feed bunk was amazing, and that No doubt Officer Landegent’s wry v I didn’t know he was a member of cornball sense of humor kept people the National Guard. Two weeks before on their toes. y arrant W For instance, he enjoyed standing in their first baby was due to arrive in r a e 1968, Carl was called to active duty 25 Y his field and telling his children or with the Army National Guard, stawhoever else happened to be there. tioned at Fort Carson in Colorado. He ld “Yes, I am a farmer out standing in • Co was away in basic training when his ters my field.” • C r it s e v son, Daniel, was born. • Lea D ir t This man continued to serve his UR ter • a W N YO • This had to bring back vivid memoES O OORS! Snow country by being active on the school H C D 2 IN ries to his wife’s parents, the EAD board for 21 years, instrumental in P TO P OVERH PS U ting O A Hollingas. Lambert Hollinga was the H S k G roc e % bringing electricity to the area and y EALS GARAGE & k S S first married man with two children 40 ls are was a member of the Newkirk at Bil VE UP TO from Sioux County to be drafted into e H Reformed Church. SA WWII. His wife, Olva, not only had to He may be written down in the hiscare for their two young children; but Call Today 800-250-5502 tory books as the man who shot down she was also pregnant with Nan at the or Visit the first V-1’s over Antwerp; but I sus- time. Wars definitely demand sacrific-

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MOWER COUNTY: Approx. 160 acres MLS# 6181690 SOLD! MOWER COUNTY: Approx. 233 acres. MLS# 6175747 SOLD! OLMSTED COUNTY: Approx. 35 acres. MLS# 6160091 SOLD!

FARMLAND SALE ALTON TOWNSHIP, WASECA COUNTY, MINNESOTA Sealed bids are now being received by PATTON, HOVERSTEN & BERG, P.A. Law Office on behalf of the Delores E. Murphy Revocable Trust for the sale of approximately 52.7 acres of farmland located in Sections 21 and 22 in Alton Township, Waseca County, Minnesota, and generally described as: The South 2 acres of the N ½ of NW ¼ , AND the West ½ of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ all in Section 22-107-24, containing 22 acres, AND Government Lot 1 in Section 21-107-24 containing 30.7 acres. Interested parties are invited to submit a sealed bid in person or by mail with a check for $5,000.00 made to PHB Real Estate Escrow Account at 216 Main Street N, PO Box M, Janesville, MN 56048 or at 215 E. Elm Avenue, PO Box 249, Waseca, MN 56093 or present such a bid and check at the meeting room on the afternoon of the sale and prior to opening the bids. Bids will be opened at the Public Meeting Room at the Janesville City Hall, 101 N. Mott Street, Janesville, MN on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Only persons submitting a written bid together with a $5,000.00 bid deposit shall be allowed to be present and may raise their bid in writing after the initial bids have been opened. Deposits shall be returned on November 17, 2022, to all unsuccessful bidders. The successful bidder will be able to use the $5,000.00 bid deposit toward the earnest money obligation. Terms of Sale: Terms will be set out in the information packet and include earnest money of $50,000.00 payable on November 17, 2022, and the balance due on or before December 20, 2022, the date of closing. An information packet including the exact legal description, diagrams of the property, and other information about the property and terms of the sale is available by calling the offices of PATTON, HOVERSTEN, & BERG, P.A. at Waseca, MN, at 507-835-5240. The Sellers reserve the right to reject any or all bids, to modify any pre-announced bidding procedures, and to waive any irregularities in the bidding proceedings.

PATTON, HOVERSTEN & BERG, P.A. William L. Hoversten, Attorney for Seller 215 E. Elm Avenue PO Box 249 • Waseca, MN 56093 Phone: 507-835-5240 Fax 507-835-1827

FOR SALE: 1957 John Deere 820, looks good and runs fine. $9,500. 651-380-2738 NEW AND USED TRACTOR PARTS JD 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 55, 50 Series & newer tractors, AC-all models, Large Inventory, We ship! Mark Heitman Tractor Salvage 715-673-4829

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RETIREMENT FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION Located 3 ½ miles South of Hwy 20 & 169 intersection at Fort Dodge, IA & 1 ½ West on 270th Street to 1972 270th Street

Thursday November 17, 2022 11 A.M. Blizzard Date: Friday November 18, 11 A.M. Equipment inspection day before 9 A.M.-5P.M. Lunch by The Feed Shed SEMI TRACTORS, PICKUP; '14 Peterbilt 579-day cab, Cummins 440, 10spd, 222-wheel base, 456,000 miles; '84 Mack day cab, 368,000 miles, 9 spd, sliding 5th whl, R686ST, 190” wheel base; '89 GMC 3500 4X4, 454 V8, 8’ Featherlite alum flatbed w/removable sides, approx.80,000 miles. TILLAGE EQUIPMENT: 50 ½ JD 2210 field cult, knock off sweeps, tine leveler, rolling basket; 2730 JD 9 shank disc ripper w/ disc levelers, rolling basket. HARVEST EQUIPMENT: 8-30 '10 608C JD chopping head, row sense, stalk stompers; 882 Brent grain cart, 30.5L-32, roll tarp, scale, swivel spout; 32’ Stud King head trailer. OTHER EQUIPMENT: Hydra Mac 1600 dsl skid steer w/bucket, snow bucket, grapple fork, 1858 hrs; '05 Kawasaki Prairie Twin 700 ATV, 2020 miles; 10’ Box scraper w/wgt box; 6-18 IH 710 Plow; 18’ flat rack & gear & 16’ flat rack & gear w/removable sides; 2 generators: Wind Charger 25 Amps PTO on cart; 25 KW Agpro PTO on cart; 30’ JD flat fold rotary hoe, new bearings & whls; 3 pt. heavy duty Ford backhoe, 24” bucket. PICTURES ON THE WEB TERMS: Cash or good check. Picture ID required. Not responsible for accidents, thefts, or any warranties. Everything sold AS IS. Announcements day of sale take precedence over printed material.

OWNER Stanek Brothers • For info 515-570-5835 Auctioneers: Eugene & Michael Ryerson 515-448-3079 • Gene’s cell 515-689-3714 Eagle Grove, IA

2014 JOHN DEERE 640FD 40 ft Flex Draper, Dual Knife Drive, Flip Over Reel $55,000 (320) 510-0468

Grain Handling Equipment FOR SALE: 1250 Case IH grinder, mechanical drive and unload, scale works, one owner. 507-276-0124 FOR SALE: 1350 Case IH grinder, hydraulic drive and unload, has scale. 507-276-0124

Livestock Equipment Calf Jackets, Heavy Duty, Waterproof, Washable, 2 Sizes, With 2” velcro in front $34; With 2” buckle in front $35. 10 or more is free shipping. Call for more information. Millers Canvas Shop 920-787-1994

Wanted All kinds of New & Used farm equipment - disc chisels, field cults, planters, soil finishers, cornheads, feed mills, discs, balers, haybines, etc. 507438-9782 WANTED: 365 to 750 bushel gravity boxes. JD 115 stalk chopper. All good condition. 320-266-6878

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271.32 SURVEYED ACRES • 3 TRACTS The Wertish land is located on the south edge of Bird Island, MN (Tract 1), between Bird Island and Hector, MN (Tract 2) and between Hector and Fairfax, MN (Tract 3). The farm is further described as being located in Sections 24, T115N - R34W of Bird Island Township, Section 33, T115N-R33W of Melville Township and Section 30, T114N-R32W of Martinsburg Township. All tracts represent productive tillable farmland with CPI ratings in the 90's.

WERTISH FARM PARTNERSHIP Representing Attorney: Jon Saunders Anderson, Larson, Hanson & Saunders 331 S.W. Third Street | Willmar, MN 56201 | (800) 335-4313 Auction Managers: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808 & LaDon Henslin (320) 894-5959












The Wallin farm is located between Bird Island and Franklin, MN. The farm is further described as being located in Section 7, T114N – R33W, Palmyra Township, Renville County, MN. The farm represents productive, tillable farmland.

The Rambow land is located southeast of Willmar and Kandiyohi, Minnesota and is further described as being located in Section 26, T119N – R34W, Kandiyohi Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. Land represents productive, tillable farmland, 14.72 acres recently taken of CRP program.

Representing Attorney: Jon Saunders Anderson, Larson, Hanson & Saunders 331 S.W. Third Street | Willmar, MN 56201 | (800) 335-4313 Auction Managers:

Representing Attorney: Brad Schmidt Johnson, Moody, Schmidt, Kleinhuizen & Zumwalt P.A. 320 1st Street South #3304 | Willmar, MN 56201 (320) 235-2000 Auction Manager: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808

JOLIET & PHYLLIS NESTANDE ESTATE Representing Attorney: Brad Schmidt Johnson, Moody, Schmidt, Kleinhuizen & Zumwalt P.A. 320 1st Street South #3304 | Willmar, MN 56201 (320) 235-2000 Auction Manager: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808


Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808 & LaDon Henslin (320) 894-5959






The Wallenta land is located southeast of Lake Lillian, MN. The farm is further described as being located in Sections 28, T117N - R33W of East Lake Lillian Township, in Kandiyohi County.

The Sicheneder farm is located in northern Renville county approx. 7 miles northeast of Bird Island, MN. The farm is further described as being located in Section 16, T116N - R33W, Osceola Township, Renville County, MN. Both tracts represent productive, tillable farmland which sells free & clear for the 2023 crop year.

Auction Manager: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808


Representing Attorney: Kristal R. Dahlager Anderson Larson Saunders Klaassen Dahlager & Leitch PLLP 331 S.W. Third Street | Willmar, MN 56201 | (320) 235-4313 Auction Managers: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808 & LaDon Henslin (320) 894-5959



















EQUIPMENT QUESTIONS: DUSTY (507) 221-0609 Auction Manager: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808

EQUIPMENT QUESTIONS: DONN (320) 894-4927 Auction Managers: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808, LaDon Henslin (320) 894-5959, Frank Roering (320) 290-8490 & Mark Molenaar (320) 579-0447

Auction Managers: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808, LaDon Henslin (320) 894-5959 & Frank Roering (320) 290-8490






The Olson farm is located southwest of Hector, MN. The farm is further described as being located in Sections 10, T114N - R33W of Palmyra Township, Renville County. Land represents Class A tillable farmland, CPI Rating 90.9!


Representing Attorney: Sene Zupke | Kraft Walser Law Office 107 N 9th Street | Olivia, MN 56277 | (320) 523-1322 Auction Manager: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808



INSPECTION DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM LOADOUT DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM HIGHLIGHTS: 2001 Case-IH STX440 4wd tractor, 4,279 hours; 2008 Case-IH Magnum 305 MFWD tractor, 2,887 hours; 2004 Case-IH MX285 MFWD tractor, 4,956 hours; 1995 Case-IH 7250 MFWD tractor, 5,370 hours; 1979 International 1586 2wd tractor, showing 5,260 hours; 1976 International 1066 “Black Stripe” 2wd tractor, showing 7,812 hours; 2005 JD 9660 STS 2wd combine, 3,122 eng./2,060 sep. hours; 2010 JD 608C Stalk Master 8 row 30” chopping corn head; 2005 JD 635F Hydra Flex 35’ platform; Horst 35’ all wheel steer head cart; Case-IH 1200 16/31 planter; Concord 1102 air cart; Convey-All BTS 290 seed tender; Sprayer Specialties XLRD 1,500 gal. pull-type sprayer; Brent 1082 grain cart; Brent 744 gravity wagon; Demco 650 gravity wagon; J&M gravity wagon on J&M running gear; Westfield MK130-71 10”x71’ swing away auger; Westfield W130-61 13”x61’ truck auger; Westfield J208-36 8”x36’ truck auger; Wheatheart 10” auger; 2005 Case-IH Tiger Mate II 45.5’ field cultivator; Case-IH 730B 7-shank disc ripper; JD 1610 39’ chisel plow; Krause 27’ disk; International 183 16 row 30” 3-pt. cultivator; Yetter 3546 45’ 3-pt. rotary hoe; Harms 45’ land roller; Summer 700 rock picker; IHC 700 7 bottom 18” pull type plow; 1990 International 8200 semi, 515,443 miles; 2001 Dodge 2500 4wd pickup, 111,975 miles; 1991 Timpte 42’ hopper bottom trailer; 1978 Freuhauf 40’ tender van trailer; Case-IH Pro 700 display; Ag Leader Integra display w/ harness; Miller M12 loader; Westendorf running gear; Allied 8’ 3-pt. snowblower; Many farm support & shop items! Please see website for grain handling equipment & grain bin removal information!







HIGHLIGHTS: 1988 Grove TM250 crane, showing 61,595 miles; Crane out riggers; Crane out rigger pads; Adjustable spreader bar; Bin lifting ring; Misc. rigging; 1999 International 8100 day cab semi, 278,158 miles; 2002 Ford F-250 4wd pickup, 260,692 miles; 1997 Ford F-250 4wd pickup, 161,232 miles; 2004 Delta 32’ flatbed trailer; Shop built 40’ bin moving trailer; Shop built 32’ bin moving trailer; 23’ to 35’ bridge timbers; Gravel packer; Aluminum ext. ladder; 8’ ladder rack for pickup; Log chains; Come-alongs; DeWalt cordless impacts; Milwaukee drill; Assorted concrete tools; Plus more!


HIGHLIGHTS: 2006 John Deere 8430T track tractor, 6,112 hours; John Deere 2940 2wd tractor, 5,618 hours; John Deere 730 2wd tractor; John Deere A 2wd tractor; 1944 Case SC 2wd tractor; 1951 Ford 8N 2wd tractor; 2013 John Deere 333E compact track loader, 948 hours; Erskine 2410XL hyd. drive snow blower; Diamond 7’ hyd. drive rotary mower; Flexxifinger rotary style rock picker; Nabor hyd. rock lift; 74” hyd. rock rake; 84” grapple bucket; 72” HD pallet forks; Salford 570RTS 41’ vertical tillage tool; Salford 2124 I-2100 24’ vertical tillage tool; Case-IH 4300 46’ field cultivator; Wil-Rich 35’ field cultivator; John Deere 40’ pull-type rotary hoe; Tebben 5 shank 3-pt. ripper; 1998 International 9400 day cab semi, 766,049 miles; 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4wd pickup, 10,296 miles; 2000 Chevrolet 3500 4wd pickup, 81,590 miles; 2009 Trail King 52’ live bottom trailer; 1993 Timpte 42’ hopper bottom trailer; 1992 Timpte 42’ hopper bottom trailer; 1991 Fontaine 42’ low boy trailer; 1982 Dorsey 44’ step deck tender trailer; 2019 PJ 34’ flatbed trailer; Shop built 10’ dump trailer on single axle trailer frame; Shop built 7’ service body on single axle trailer frame; Shop built pickup bed trailer on single axle trailer frame; John Deere 2630 display; John Deere 2630 display; John Deere StarFire 6000 receiver; John Deere 1291 12 row 22” corn head; Shop built 800 gal. pull-type sprayer; Land Pride RCM5014 14’ batwing mower; Alloway 25’ 3-pt. stalk chopper; Letourneau 17 yd. dirt scraper; 14’ semi mount grader; 60’ 2-bar drag harrow; 16’ yard drag; Land Pride RBT6012 12’ 3-pt. blade; 500 gal. 3-pt. sprayer; 2007 Polaris Ranger 700 EFI 6x6 UTV, 5,545 miles; 2013 Polaris Ranger 800 ERFI 6x6 UTV; Westfield MK130111 13”x111’ swing away auger; Westfield WR100-41 10”x41’ truck auger; Westfield WR100-31 10”x31’ truck auger; Feterl 10”x15’ auger; Batco drive over pit; Caterpillar T50 LP forklift, 2,750 hours; Ferris 5100 zero turn lawn mower, 1,137 hours; Ferris 5100 zero turn lawn mower, 1,252 hours; 24’ van trailer storage body; 24’ van trailer storage body; 14’ van trailer storage body on dually frame; 18,000 gal. 2-compartment fuel barrel; 500 gal. fuel barrel; 500 gal. LP tank; 2,000 gal. tank on single axle running gear; 1,900 gal. tank on 14’ tandem axle trailer; 1,000 gal. poly tank on tandem axle trailer; 100 gal. poly tank on single axle trailer; 55 gal. ATV sprayer; Many other additional support items!

HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 John Deere 8260R MFWD tractor, 3,865 hours; 2012 John Deere 8235R MFWD tractor, 6,313 hours; 1999 John Deere 8100 MFWD tractor, 8,763 hours; 1998 John Deere 9300 4wd tractor, 4,691 hours; New Holland T9050 4wd tractor, 2,758 hours; John Deere 4230 2wd tractor, 8,042 hours; 1970 John Deere 4020 2wd tractor, 11,374 hours; 2010 John Deere 9770 STS 4wd combine, 3,103 eng./2,206 sep. hours; 2016 John Deere 635FD HydraFlex 35’ flex draper head; 2010 John Deere 612C StalkMaster 12 row 22” chopping corn head; Unverferth HT35 36’ head cart; 2015 Lankota 35’ head cart; 2021 Case-IH 2140 Early Riser 24 row 22” high speed planter; Unverferth 3750 seed tender; New Holland B110 4wd backhoe, 5,861 hours; 2010 Bobcat S650 skid steer, 981 hours; 2022 Wil-Rich QX2 50’ field cultivator; Salford I-2100 41’ vertical tillage tool; 2013 Case-IH 870 Ecolo-Tiger 9-shank disc ripper; 2010 John Deere 2410 28’ chisel plow; Riteway 4300 43’ land roller; Elmers 24 row 22” 3-pt. cultivator; Yetter 44’ 3-pt. rotary hoe; Summers 72’ drag harrow; Unverferth 882 grain cart; 2011 Brandt 1070 10”x70’ swing away auger; Batco PS2500 drive over pit; 8”x24’ auger; Fast 9518 1,900 gal. pull-type sprayer; 2011 Amity 8 row beet lifter; Fast 8318 24 row 22” liquid fertilizer applicator; Keller 24 row 22” liquid bander; Thunder Creek EV750 750 gal. fuel trailer; 2013 New Holland Mow Max H6740 3-pt. rotary disc mower; Loftness 6’ hyd. drive snowblower; H&H 48” pallet forks; Loftenss 8’ 3-pt. snowblower; Land Pride 8’ 3-pt. blade; Nabor 3-pt. hyd. rock lift w/ John Deere cylinder; John Deere 30’ implement trailer; 2-row pull-type stalk chopper; John Deere 2630 display; Case-IH Pro 700; 2003 International 9200i semi, 741,003 miles; 2001 International 9400i semi, 351,981 miles; 1998 International 9400i semi, 735,356 miles; 1998 Freightliner day cab semi, 1,000,090 miles; 2021 Chevrolet Colorado 4wd pickup, 6,494 miles; 2010 Chevrolet 1500 4wd pickup, 163,113 miles; 2002 Ford F-250 4wd pickup, 110,042 miles; 2007 Timpte 40’ hopper bottom trailer; 2003 Timpte 42’ hopper bottom trailer; 2002 Utility 52’ tender van trailer; 1999 Load Line steel dump trailer; 2007 Chevy TrailBlazer, 215,636 miles; 2006 Nissan Maxima 4-door car, 135,621 miles; 2012 Polaris Ranger XP800 4wd UTV, 5,635 miles; Many additional farm support items; Various electric motors, parts, supplies, and hardware.





Representing Attorney: Brad Schmidt Johnson, Moody, Schmidt, Kleinhuizen & Zumwalt P.A. 320 1st St. South #3304 | Willmar, MN 56201 | (320) 235-2000





Land represents Class A tillable farmland.


The Nestande farm is located northwest of Fairfax, MN. The farm is further described as being located in Sections 26, T113N - R33W of Bandon Township, Renville County. Land represent Class A tillable farmland.








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Opening November 8 & Closing November 15 at 1PM Spurley Dairy Farm Retirement Cattle Auction – Part 2, Linden, WI, Timed Online Auction


Opening November 8 & Closing November 16 at 1PM Mcleod County, MN Land Auction - 44± Acres, Silver Lake, MN, Timed Online Auction


Opening November 15 & Closing November 23 at 1PM Mcleod County, MN Land Auction – 366+/- Acres, Hutchinson, MN, Timed Online Auction Thursday, November 17 at 10AM Des Moines River Farm LLC Land Auction – 520± Acres, Avoca, MN Opening November 18 & Closing November 22 at 12PM Online Hay Auction – Quality Tested, Litchfield, MN, Timed Online Auction

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Opening November 21 & Closing November 30 at 12PM Kevin & Candace Lunde Farm Retirement Auction, Lake Park, MN, Timed Online Auction

Opening November 21 & Closing November 30 at 7PM Mike & Cindy Portner Farm Retirement Auction, New Ulm, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening November 22 & Closing November 29 at 1PM Spurley Dairy Farm Retirement Equipment Auction, Linden, WI, Timed Online Auction Opening November 22 & Closing November 29 at 7PM Adrian Farms Equipment Auction, Mountain Lake, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening November 22 & Closing December 1 at 1PM Les Rolfson Farm Retirement Auction, Pine Island, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening November 23 & Closing November 30 at 11AM Richard & Wendy Jones Parts & Inventory Auction, Brownsdale, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening November 23 & Closing November 30 at 7PM John & Lynn Labat Farm Equipment Retirement Auction, Milroy, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening November 25 & Closing December 5 at 12PM Kibble Equipment Auction, Steffes Group Facility – Sioux Falls, SD, Timed Online Auction Opening November 26 & Closing December 1 at 7PM Loren & Susan Kohls Farm Retirement Auction, Delano, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening November 28 & Closing December 5 at 10AM Bidne Family Trust Retirement Auction, Kiester MN, Timed Online Auction Opening November 28 & Closing December 8 at 1PM Arnold Companies Inc – St. Cloud Location, St. Cloud, Timed Online Auction Opening November 28 & Closing December 13 at 7PM Princeton Area Grain Handling Equipment Auction, Princeton, MN, Timed Online Auction Opening November 30 & Closing December 7 at 7PM Stan Barklow Equipment Auction, Jeffers, MN, Timed Online Auction Thursday, December 1 at 10AM Hagen Brothers Partners Farm Retirement Auction, Sacred Heart, MN Friday, December 2 at 11AM Richard & Wendy Jones Farm Retirement Auction, Brownsdale, MN

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Successful auctions start in The Land! 195 Acres of Prime Class A Cropland All in Carlston TWP. Freeborn Co.,


40 Acres of Prime Class A Cropland Sec. 16 MATT MARING Carlston TWP. Freeborn Co., MN *** PID # 15.016.0030 *** CPI: 84.9 Average *** Taxes for 2022 $2,017 Zone *** Lays Nice: 4 Corners Ag. NHSTD CO. *** To Be Sold 40 Times Dollar We Sell the Earth & Everything On It. *** Deeded Acres: 40 Acres Amount Bid Auction Location: 174 Water St., The Community Center in Alden, MN 56009 *** Tillable Acres: 39.43 Acres

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 • 10:00 a.m. F O R O N L I N E B I D D I N G A N D D E TA I L S G O T O

90.5 CPI – Drain Tile in Place – Selling in Three Separate Parcels Directions to Farm from Alden, MN: Take West Washington Ave/St. or County Road 109 North West of Alden 2.5 Miles to 630th Ave, North on 630th Ave for Approx. 3 Miles, Watch for Signs


115 Acres of Prime Class A Cropland Sec. 17 Carlston TWP. Freeborn Co., MN *** PID # (Building Parcel 1 Site Not Included) *** Area: 115+/- Acres of Bare Cropland *** 114+/- Tillable Acres *** CPI: 91.4 Average *** Drain Tile in Place, Unknown Exact Feet of Drain Tile *** Taxes for 2022 with Building Site is $8,869. Building Site Has Been Surveyed Out of This Parcel *** To Be Sold 115 Times Dollar Amount Bid


40 Acres of Prime Class A Cropland Sec. 8 Carlston TWP Freeborn Co. MN *** PID # 15.008.0060 *** CPI: 93.7 Average *** Deeded Acres: 40 Acres *** Lays Excellent: 4 Corners *** Tillable Acres: 38.32 Acres *** To Be Sold 40 Times Dollar Amount Bid *** Taxes for 2022: $2,390


MATT MARING AUCTION CO. INC. • PO Box 37, Kenyon, MN 55946 507-789-5421 • 800-801-4502 Matt Maring, Lic. #25-28 • 507-951-8354 Kevin Maring Lic 25-70 & Adam Engen Lic# 25-93 Broker: Maring Auction & Realty Inc. Lic# 40241191

Terms: $30,000 Down Per Parcel the Day of Auction Which is Nonrefundable if Buyer Fails to Close on Said Parcel. The Balance is Due and Payable in Full to the Sellers on or Before December 27, 2022, at Which Time the Buyers Shall Receive a Clear and Marketable Title. All Real Estate is Selling As-Is Where Is Condition with No Warranties or Guarantees Expressed or Implied by the Sellers or Any of Their Agents. No Contingencies Whatsoever. The New Buyers Can Operate These Real Estate Parcels for the 2023 Growing season. Sellers Retains at Cash Rents Receipts for 2022 Growing Season. All Bidders and Buyers Must Have Their Finances in Order Prior to Auction Date. No Buyers Fee on this Real Estate Auction. Broker: Maring Auction & Realty Inc., Lic# 40241191







77.5 +/- Acres Of Bare Crop Land In Section 1, Walcott Township, Rice County, MN *** Address: 61XX 220th Street *** Area: 77.5+/- Acres, Building East, Faribault, MN Site Will Be Surveyed Off At CO. Selling At Auction We Sell the Earth & Everything On It. *** PID#: 15.01.325.001, Taxes 280 Acres In Walcott Township, Rice Co. MN, For 2022 $1,198.00, Zoned *** Tillable Acres: 58+/- Acres 2A Ag Homestead 2.5 Acre Building Site, Rural Faribault, MN *** CPI: 92.6 Average Location: 930 Red Wing Ave., Kenyon, MN 55946 (Maring Auction Building) *** To Be Sold By The Acre

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 • 10:00 a.m. F O R O N L I N E B I D D I N G A N D D E TA I L S G O T O

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120+/- Acres Bare Crop Land In Section 23, Walcott Township, Rice County, MN *** Address: 58XX 250th Street East, Faribault, MN *** Area: 120+/- Acres Of Bare Crop Land *** Tillable Acres: Approx 95+/Acres *** Former PID#:, For 2022 Based On 160 Parcel 1 Taxes Acres Are $1,596.40 *** The Southeast Quarter Will Be Split Off Of This Farm *** CPI: 76.1 Average *** CRP Contract: There Are 11.31+/- Acres Under Contract Until September 2027, Per Acre Rate, $231.49. Rice Co. FSA Will Determine Exact CRP Acres In Parcel After Auction And Land Is Split *** Remaining Balance Of Bare Land CRP Contract Expires September 2022. *** This Will Make A Great Addition To Any Farming Operation For The 2023 Growing Season *** To Be Sold By The Acre Terms: $20,000 down on Parcels 1, 2 & 4 and $10,000 down on Parcel 3 the day of the auction, this earnest monies is non-fundable if buyer fails to close on said real estate. The balance is due and payable in full to the seller on or before December 29, 2022; at which time the buyer(s) shall receive clear and marketable title and possession. All real estate sells in as-is condition with no warranties or guarantees expressed or implied by the seller or any of their agents. There are no contingencies whatsoever. The buyer(s) of parcel 1 & 4 shall honor all USDA CRP Contracts to the expiration dates. All real estate taxes shall be pro-rated to date of closing. All bidders and buyers must have their finances in order prior to auction day. Broker: Maring Auction & Realty Inc., Lic# 40241191

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2.25 Acre Older Building Site In Section 1, Walcott Township, Rice County, MN *** Address: 6136 220th Street East, Faribault, MN *** Area: 2.25 Acres Surveyed *** Building Site: Older 2 Story Home, Older Shed, NonConforming Septic System, Unknow Well Condition, House Is In Poor Condition Selling Parcels 2 & 3 AS-IS *** To Be Sold By The Gross Dollar


80 Acres Of Bare Crop Land In Section 12, Walcott Township, Rice County, MN *** Address: 61XX 220th Street *** CRP Acres: 54.37 Acres To East, Faribault, MN Expire In September Of 2027 *** Area: 80 Deeded Acres, Taxes *** 48.28 CRP Acres At A Rate Of For 2022 $1,464.00, Zoned $203.89 Per Acre For Yearly 2A Ag Homestead Payment Of $9,843.80 *** Tillable Acres: 74.15 Total, *** 6.09 CRP Acres At A Rate Of 19.78 Acres Under Plow $190.72 Per Acre For Yearly Payment Of $1,161.00 *** CPI: 88.3 Average *** To Be Sold By The Acre

Maria Smits Trust, Owner

INSPECTION DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM LOADOUT DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM HIGHLIGHTS: 2001 Case-IH STX440 4wd tractor, 4,279 hours; 2008 Case-IH Magnum 305 MFWD tractor, 2,887 hours; 2004 Case-IH MX285 MFWD tractor, 4,956 hours; 1995 Case-IH 7250 MFWD tractor, 5,370 hours; 1979 International 1586 2wd tractor, showing 5,260 hours; 1976 International 1066 “Black Stripe” 2wd tractor, showing 7,812 hours; 2005 JD 9660 STS 2wd combine, 3,122 eng./2,060 sep. hours; 2010 JD 608C Stalk Master 8 row 30” chopping corn head; 2005 JD 635F Hydra Flex 35’ platform; Horst 35’ all wheel steer head cart; Case-IH 1200 16/31 planter; Concord 1102 air cart; Convey-All BTS 290 seed tender; Sprayer Specialties XLRD 1,500 gal. pull-type sprayer; Brent 1082 grain cart; Brent 744 gravity wagon; Demco 650 gravity wagon; J&M gravity wagon on J&M running gear; Westfield MK130-71 10”x71’ swing away auger; Westfield W130-61 13”x61’ truck auger; Westfield J208-36 8”x36’ truck auger; Wheatheart 10” auger; 2005 Case-IH Tiger Mate II 45.5’ field cultivator; Case-IH 730B 7-shank disc ripper; JD 1610 39’ chisel plow; Krause 27’ disk; International 183 16 row 30” 3-pt. cultivator; Yetter 3546 45’ 3-pt. rotary hoe; Harms 45’ land roller; Summer 700 rock picker; IHC 700 7 bottom 18” pull type plow; 1990 International 8200 semi, 515,443 miles; 2001 Dodge 2500 4wd pickup, 111,975 miles; 1991 Timpte 42’ hopper bottom trailer; 1978 Freuhauf 40’ tender van trailer; Case-IH Pro 700 display; Ag Leader Integra display w/ harness; Miller M12 loader; Westendorf running gear; Allied 8’ 3-pt. snowblower; Many farm support & shop items! Please see website for grain handling equipment & grain bin removal information!

MATT MARING AUCTION CO. INC. • PO Box 37, Kenyon, MN 55946 507-789-5421 • 800-801-4502 Matt Maring, Lic. #25-28 • 507-951-8354 Kevin Maring Lic 25-70 & Adam Engen Lic# 25-93 Broker: Maring Auction & Realty Inc. Lic# 40241191

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HIGHLIGHTS: 1988 Grove TM250 crane, showing 61,595 miles; Crane out riggers; Crane out rigger pads; Adjustable spreader bar; Bin lifting ring; Misc. rigging; 1999 International 8100 day cab semi, 278,158 miles; 2002 Ford F-250 4wd pickup, 260,692 miles; 1997 Ford F-250 4wd pickup, 161,232 miles; 2004 Delta 32’ flatbed trailer; Shop built 40’ bin moving trailer; Shop built 32’ bin moving trailer; 23’ to 35’ bridge timbers; Gravel packer; Aluminum ext. ladder; 8’ ladder rack for pickup; Log chains; Come-alongs; DeWalt cordless impacts; Milwaukee drill; Assorted concrete tools; Plus more!!



The Sicheneder farm is located in northern Renville county approx. 7 miles northeast of Bird Island, MN. The farm is further described as being located in Section 16, T116N - R33W, Osceola Township, Renville County, MN. Both tracts represent productive, tillable farmland which sells free & clear for the 2023 crop year.

The Wallenta land is located southeast of Lake Lillian, MN. The farm is further described as being located in Sections 28, T117N - R33W of East Lake Lillian Township, in Kandiyohi County. Prime Patterned Tile Class A Farm Land. High C.P.I. Rating, 95.8!!


Representing Attorney: Kristal R. Dahlager Anderson Larson Saunders Klaassen Dahlager & Leitch PLLP 331 S.W. Third Street | Willmar, MN 56201 | (320) 235-4313 Auction Managers: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808 & LaDon Henslin (320) 894-5959


WALLENTA FAMILY PARTNERSHIP Representing Attorney: Brad Schmidt Johnson, Moody, Schmidt, Kleinhuizen & Zumwalt P.A. 320 1st St. South #3304 | Willmar, MN 56201 | (320) 235-2000 Auction Manager: Allen Henslin (320) 979-1808

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Nutcracker haven (or heaven?)


ooden nutcrackers may not actually come to life (as in the ballet) or be able to take over a whole town, but they have a lively grip on Luverne, Minn. The focal point of this takeover is the Rock County History Center, which has a collection of over 4,800 nutcracker items — most of which are figurines. As with most collections, it started with a single nutcracker. Betty Mann tells how she lost her husband and oldest daughter in 2000, which made it a “tough Christmas.” In January 2001, when Christmas items were halfprice, she purchased a belated Christmas present for herself: a wooden nutcracker. Almost miraculously, it began to multiply, through her own purchases and gifts from her large family and from friends. The collection grew to over 2,500 pieces. Mann, who retired in 2022 after 27 years as president of the Rock County Historical Society, donated her collection to the History Center in 2016. It was the beginning of the collection which has surpassed 4,800 pieces … and there are no duplicates. It’s amazing how many variations there can be on a nutcracker. Nutcrackers in the collection are painted to represent nationalities, occupations, or whatever strikes the creator’s fancy. In addition to the typical Christmas nutcrackers, they have cabinets

Luverne, Minn. designated for policemen, pirates, gnomes, snowmen, military and sports. One cabinet is all dedicated to The Nutcracker ballet. There are even crystal ones. If it is a nutcracker, it is welcome — even if you can’t crack a nut in its mouth. When a consultant told the city of Luverne they needed a hook to draw visitors, he said Betty’s nutcrackers would do very well. That’s how nutcrackers have taken over the town. Driving down Main Street you spot a few flat, eight-foot tall nutcrackers attached to buildings. This past summer, the Chamber

of Commerce began installing seven-foot fiberglass nutcrackers painted by local artists. But it is early December when things really get “cracking.” The town’s annual Winterfest celebrates a nutcracker theme. Betty said that last year there were over 130 displayed on buildings and at homes. The city park has a lighted drive lined with nutcrackers. Year-round the huge collection is on display at the History Center. By the way, nutcrackers aren’t the only thing to see in the museum. Housed in a former Ford dealership, the showroom displays a 1909 Luverne roadster, one of two still known to be in existence. The Luverne Automobile Company built a little over 600 cars before it switched to trucks and eventually fire engines (the museum

has one of those, too). The Rock County History Center is located at 312 East Main St. in Luverne. It is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information can be found online at; phone (507) 283-2122; or email at Find the Winterfest schedule at www. or v


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Harvest wrapped; Farmers still find plenty to do

“We were able to finish corn harLeah Johnson Evansville, Minn. vest on Saturday and should be done with tillage today,” Leah Nov. 4 Johnson reported. “The ground is dry and the ground is hard. My back feels like I’m 51, not 31 years old.” Matt did not see much rain this Leah reports being super happy with their corn on season. Located near the Red corn planting. “We knew there was still nitrogen in the River Valley, he’s had about an inch and a half soil,” but they weren’t expecting such great yields. of rain since July 1. July and August combined saw less than an inch. With a successful harvest — despite the lack of rain this year — Leah shared her brother’s running joke: With harvest wrapped, Matt still has projects “We only need 8 inches to make a crop?” She stated to keep him busy. “We’re working on getting the beginning conditions proved very beneficial. “We things buttoned up for the season.” He reported had some moisture when we planted and that really his cattle are doing well and he’s been able to saved us.” get some of their tasks completed which can get il w ed f neglected during harvest. “We’re weaning calves. by Moving forward, Leah still has a good amount on her af st La ura nd cole, The La The cows are home from pasture and are grazing plate. Besides selling Pioneer seed, dirt work is beginon corn stalks.” ning for a big shed/shop. “That’s been on the wish list We extend a grateful thank you to our four producers for many years. We’re really excited for the storage “It’s been a nice fall to get things done. for their informative updates this year! options and for a more workable area.” v We could use a little moisture, but it might “From the Fields” will resume next spring and The Land be in white form now.” v is looking for producers throughout Minnesota and northern Iowa to be our reporters. If you are interested in proScott Winslow Bob Roelofs viding updates of your planting through harvest process, Fountain, Minn. Garden City, Minn. please contact Laura Cole at Nov. 3 Nov. 5

Matt Erickson Harvest is complete for Matt Fertile, Minn. Erickson this year. “The yields were good, even though we got really dry Nov. 3 here. We finished corn the middle of last week and beans before that.”


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Veteran seedsman honored for decades of service

By TIM KING and Certified. Foundation seed seed and certified seed produced by the certified seed The Land Correspondent standards are higher than the grower,” Wippler said. other two classes and require CROOKSTON, Minn. — Another area of the seed business where Wayne extra attention to maintain a Capistran stands out is the annual variety test plots Wayne Capistran is a Red River high level of purity. Wayne’s rep- and field days that he and his family have run on Valley seedsman, whose family utation as a quality seed produc- their farm. grew 2,600 acres of rye, barley, er makes him a good candidate to wheat, soybeans, sugar beets, “The test plots of wheat and soybeans have become grow Foundation seed, not only corn and sunflowers. Last seaa staple on the Capistran Farm,” the MCIA press for MCIA and but also other seed son, Capistran was the recipient release announcing Capistran’s award, said. “They companies.” of the Minnesota Crop include varieties from many companies and their Improvement Association’s Wippler says that foundation tours draw a nice crowd. In addition to the plot tour, Achievement in Crop seed is the first generation in the they also come to enjoy the good meal prepared by Improvement Award for 2022. certification system and is pro- Wayne’s wife, Nancy.” The organization, which offers a duced from the breeder seed that The Red River Valley started out too wet this growwide array of seed certification is under the control of the plant ing season and planting started late; so harvest and and quality assurance services, breeder. plot data collection wasn’t finished until Oct. 30, says the Achievement in Crop “We’ve grown foundation seed Wayne says. By then, things were extremely dry and Improvement Award is its highfor more than 30 years,” Wayne rain was very much in need. est honor. It has been presented Wayne Capistran said. “We’ve grown wheat and annually by the organization for “This year we had wheat plots, soybean plots, corn barley for foundation and soybeans for private comhalf a century. plots, and sunflower plots,” Wayne said. “These were panies. One of the challenges with foundation seed is “This award is directed at an individual’s involve- keeping the seeds genetic purity. But we also face all variety trials to compare current and new varietment and history in seed production,” MCIA’s foun- flooding, wind erosion, seeding by airplane, and other ies. We also do seeding-rate, seed treatment, and dation seed manager said. “That said, good farming types of contamination that can be big headaches as biologicals trials. We are trying to find what works practices lead to high quality seed — so they do go well. Seed production is similar on all types of crops best in our location and soil types.” hand in hand. But some past recipients were not and includes lots of cleaning and vacuuming of plantKevin Capistran takes care of the plots and collectfarmers, but owners of a seed business, or those who ers, trucks, combines, augers, conveyors, bins, and ing all the data, Wayne explained. contributed in a significant way to variety improve- the cleaning plant itself.” “Kevin is a Certified Crop Advisor so answers many ment and the seed industry. In the case of Wayne we When MCIA chooses a farmer to grow Foundation grower and customer questions,” Wayne said. I take have someone who has a long history of seed producseed, they look for the right combination of experi- care of the sales and operation, contracting other tion and strives to provide high quality seed to his ence, land, facilities and cooperation. production, and managing employees. We clean and customers.” “Foundation seed is a vital link between breeder process all our own seed production and contract Capistran, whose son Kevin oversees day-to-day production from other farmers. We also do contract farming activity, operates production for private comthe family’s seed conditionpanies.” ing plant, Capistran Seed “I am delighted to get this Company, in Crookston. award,” Wayne said when he “I was very surprised and received the award. “Thank felt humble to receive this you to everybody and thanks award since it is selected by to my family. This is a real one’s peers,” Capistran, who family operation, and it built the plant in 1992, said. wouldn’t be what it is with“I’ve been an MCIA member out them.” for at least 35 years. They Both Wayne’s son Kevin have been great to work and his daughter-in-law with. They have always Lori are actively involved in been helpful when you have the family’s farming and questions and have been seed business — thus assurgood to update you with all ing the Capistran family the changes that have come will be growing and processabout in that time.” ing high quality seed for One area of seed work years to come. v that caused MCIA to grant Capistran the award was his work with foundation seed. “Foundation seed is the highest class in the certification system,” MCIA’s Photo by Joe Spear Wippler said. “The classes are Foundation, Registered A patriotic farmer plows a harvested corn field south of Mankato on a sunny Sunday afternoon before the election.

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Extreme and severe drought spreads across region Extreme drought expanded from 4.2 to 6.5 percent of the state. After hitting record or near-record high temperatures on Nov. 2, it will be more seasonable in the days ahead. There were chances for rain in the Mankato region through Nov. 5, but totals are not predicted to be much. South-central Minnesota will likely see just a tenth to half inch of rain. Temperatures in the Mankato region will be in the 50s to 60s, before falling to highs of freezing beginning Nov. 11, with some chances for snow showers. Nationally, the deepening drought has pushed large chunks of the central United States into severe and extreme

Reports from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship data collected from Oct. 31 through Nov. 6. Unseasonably warm temperatures blanketed the state with a statewide average temperature of 51.0 degrees, 8.3 degrees above normal. Daytime temperatures reached into the mid 60s in western and southern Iowa with upper 50s in the northeast. A wide range of overnight lows spanned the state with mid 20s in the northwest to low 50s southeast. Winds out of the west and sunny skies held afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 60s as high pressure dominated the Midwest. Winds shifted to a southerly direction into Nov. 1 with unseasonably warm temperatures in the mid to upper 70s statewide under clear skies. Overnight conditions were cloudless as temperatures held in the upper 40s and low 50s with southerly winds becoming blustery on Nov. 2. Daytime highs pushed into the 70s for a second day as sustained winds held in the 20 to 30-mph range in northwestern Iowa; the statewide average high was 74 degrees, 21 degrees above normal. Cloud cover increased west to east into the morning of Nov. 3 as a low pressure system approached Iowa from the west. Gusty southerly winds continued, pumping moisture into the Midwest as highs ranged from the upper 60s north to mid 70s south. Showers began forming in western Iowa after sunset as the low pressure


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TIM KROHN The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. MANKATO, Minn. — The area of extreme drought grew across a large swath of southern Minnesota as did areas in severe drought, according to the new Drought Monitor map. All of Sibley County, much of Brown County and the northwestern corner of Nicollet County are in severe drought. Blue Earth County and counties to the east and south of it are faring better, staying in a moderate drought. Drought conditions now cover just over half of Minnesota. Only the counties along the North Shore are in normal moisture conditions.


center pushed across Iowa. Widespread showers and some thunderstorms con- ROELOFS, from pg. 1B tinued overnight and through Nov. 4 leaving behind beneficial totals over it freezes.” much of Iowa. Dreary conditions were Bob also raises hogs at three sites, observed throughout the day as rain and has completed manure. He sells continued and highs hovered in the upper 30s and low 40s. The system held soil fertilizer and again has repeat cuson in eastern Iowa through the after- tomers who are satisfied with the sucnoon of Nov. 5 as sunshine broke out in cess they’ve had with the product. western Iowa. Coming up, Bob will be keeping an Most Iowa stations reported measur- eye out to upgrade some of his equipable totals from the event with nearly ment. With an addition of farm property 100 stations measuring at least an inch. More than 50 stations observed this year and the duties that come with two or more inches with stations in serving as his district’s director for the south-central Iowa reporting the high- Minnesota Farm Bureau, Bob has plenty est totals. As clouds dissipated, tem- to fill his days. v peratures rebounded into the 50s west while mid 40s were present in eastern Iowa. Winds shifted to a southerly direction late in the night before swinging back around the west by sunrise on Nov. 6. Morning lows were warmer than average with mid to upper 40s over northern Iowa with warmer conditions farther south. Weekly rain totals ranged from 0.01 inch at Estherville Municipal Airport (Emmet County) to 4.30 inches in Osceola. The statewide weekly average rainfall was 1.47 inches; the normal is 0.54 inches. Four-inch soil temperatures were in the mid 40s north to low 50s south as of Sunday. v

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of our topography, we’re unable to lay nitrogen in the fall, so that will happen in the spring.” Scott noted the new pigs are “staying nice and healthy.” After a storm damaged several buildings last December, Scott is hoping to have the last of the rebuild projects done in the next week. A fifth generation farmer on property his family has occupied since 1854, he reflected he has much to be grateful for as no person or animal was injured from the storm. Once the electrical work is finished in the machine shed, Scott will store the equipment for spring. “And we start all over again.” v

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October Class IV milk price highest October price ever This column was written for the marketcents weaker on the month. ing week ending Nov. 4. Sales for Halloween Week totaled three The October Federal order Class III cars of block, with 18 for the month of benchmark milk price was announced at October, down from 21 in September. $21.81 per hundredweight, up $1.99 from Barrel sales totaled seven for the week September, $3.98 above Oct. 2021, and and 43 for the month, up from 35 in the highest October Class III since 2014. September. The 10-month average stands at $22.20, Dairy Market News says central cheese up from $16.86 a year ago, $17.89 in market tones were under some of the MIELKE MARKET 2020, and $16.37 in 2019. same bearish pressure that have impactWEEKLY Class III futures announced on Nov. 4 ed all dairy commodities in recent weeks. By Lee Mielke portended a November price at $20.69 Contacts say “There are two potential siland December at $20.19 per hunver linings: lower prices prompting dredweight. more sales and a closure of the block/barrel price spread.” Most The October Class IV price is cheese processors have been reporting somewhat $24.96, up 33 cents from September, $7.92 above a year ago, and the highest October Class IV ever. The strong sales. Milk availability is slightly tighter and offers were quiet this week but Class III producers 10-month average is at $24.82, up from $15.44 a are actively seeking milk. Cheese inventories are year ago, $13.52 in 2020, and $16.23 in 2019. generally balanced. Cash butter suffered a Halloween Day meltdown, plunging a ghostly 19.5 cents — the first time below $3 per pound since Aug. 19. It plunged a whopping September’s gain in the income24.5 cents Nov. 1, the largest single day fall since over-feed calculation broke a Dec. 10, 2015 when it lost 49 cents. Another 9 cents got whacked off the next day, with 15 loads being three-month run of declines,” says sold, and fell to $2.61 per pound, a low not seen Brooks. “Income over feed costs since May 10. were above the $8 per cwt. level needed for steady to increasing Buyers grabbed the falling knife on Nov. 3 and three sales took the price back up 5.75 cents. It milk production for the 12th added 10.5 cents Nov. 4 to close at $2.7725, down month running. Feed costs were 36.75 cents on the week, lowest since May 17, but the highest ever for the month of still 83.75 cents above a year ago, as traders anticiSeptember and the third highest pated the afternoon’s September Dairy Products all time. The All-Milk price stayed report. Sales totaled 27 for the week and 58 for the just outside of the top ten at the month of October, down from 87 in September. 13th highest recorded. n — Bill Brooks, Stoneheart Consulting Butter makers continue to report “normal condiDemand for cheese in the West is steady in food tions,” according to Dairy Market News. Cream is readily available. Churning has picked up in recent service markets, though retail demand is softening and below some previously forecasted levels. Export weeks and demand is “steady-to-busy in the final demand is strong as domestically produced loads pushes of the holiday ordering season.” are being sold at a discount to international suppliCream volumes continue to increase in the West. ers. Cheese prices started heading south the week of Demand for cream is steady for both Class II and Oct. 24 but saw some recovery Halloween week. butter production, though some churning is limited Some attributed the lower prices to increased spot by labor shortages. Food service butter demand is steady but retail grocers have filled stocks in prepa- availability for both barrels and blocks in recent ration for the holiday season and are reducing their weeks. Milk is available for cheesemakers to run steady schedules, says Dairy Market News, though butter orders. some continue to battle labor shortages and delayed n deliveries of production supplies. Block cheddar, after falling almost a dime the pren vious week, closed the first Friday of November at Grade A nonfat dry milk fell to $1.37 per pound $2.01 per pound, up 5 cents on the week and 42.5 on Nov. 2 (the lowest since Sept. 28, 2021), but ralcents above a year ago. It closed October 4 cents lied to a Nov. 4 close at $1.40. This is down 3 cents lower than it began the month. on the week, 17 cents below a year ago, and down The barrels, after plunging 16.5 cents the previous 11.75 cents on the month. There were eight cars week, finished Nov. 4 at $1.975, also up 5 cents on sold on the week and 29 in October, down from 78 in the week, 47.25 cents above a year ago, and 3.5 September. cents below the blocks. They closed October 26.75 Dry whey finished Nov. 4 at 46.75 cents per


pound, up 3.75 cents on the week but 19.25 cents below a year ago, and unchanged from Oct. 3. Sales totaled three for the week and six for the month of October, down from 18 in September. n Dairy farm profitability crept out of the red a little in September. The month’s milk feed price ratio inched higher, ending seven consecutive months of decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest Ag Prices report shows the September ratio at 1.74, up from 1.70 in August, and compares to 1.66 in Sept. 2021. The index is based on the current milk price in relationship to feed prices for a ration consisting of 51 percent corn, 8 percent soybeans and 41 percent alfalfa hay. In other words, one pound of milk would purchase 1.74 pounds of dairy feed of that blend. The All Milk Price average crept up to $24.40 per hundredweight, up a dime from August, after dropping $1.40 the previous month, and is $6.10 above September 2021. California’s All Milk Price fell to $25.10 per cwt., down a dime from August but $7.10 above a year ago. Wisconsin’s, at $22.10, was unchanged from August, but $3.70 above a year ago. The September national average corn price was $7.09 per bushel, down 15 cents from August, but is $1.62 per bushel above September 2021. Soybeans fell to $14.10 per bushel, down $1.20 from August, after falling 20 cents last month, but are still $1.90 per bushel above September 2021. Alfalfa hay, gained $2, averaging $277 per ton, a record high, and $63 per ton above a year ago. The cull price for beef and dairy combined averaged $91.20 per cwt., up $1.10 from August, $18.30 above September 2021 and $19.60 above the 2011 base. The “recovery” will be short-lived, however, as butter and cheese prices have fallen. October will be “decent,” says dairy economist Bill Brooks, of Stoneheart Consulting in Dearborn, Mo. Speaking in the Nov. 7 “Dairy Radio Now” broadcast, Brooks warned things will head south from there. “September’s gain in the income-over-feed calculation broke a three-month run of declines,” says Brooks. “Income over feed costs were above the $8 per cwt. level needed for steady to increasing milk production for the 12th month running.” “Feed costs were the highest ever for the month of September and the third highest all time. The AllMilk price stayed just outside of the top ten at the 13th highest recorded,” according to Brooks. He adds, “Dairy producer profitability for 2022, milk income over feed costs (using Oct. 31 Chicago Mercantile Exchange settling futures prices for milk, corn and soybeans — plus the Stoneheart See MIELKE, pg. 9B

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Grain Outlook Corn market sees volatile week The following marketing analysis is for the week ending Nov. 4. CORN — The grain markets saw fireworks on Sunday night to begin the week after Russian President Putin on Oct. 29 suspended its participation in the Black Sea grain corridor agreement. He stated they could no longer participate after drones attacked their ships near the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, including power and water, increased in response. Grain shipments did continue to move through the corridor unhindered. Corn and wheat markets skyrocketed on Oct. 30 and dragged PHYLLIS NYSTROM soybeans along for the ride. The CHS Hedging Inc. price honeymoon didn’t last long St. Paul as by Wednesday Russia reversed its decision and said they will continue to participate in the agreement, but they do want an investigation into the recent drone attack. Russia reportedly received written assurances from Ukraine, through the United Nations and Turkey, that the safe grain corridor would not be used for military purposes against Russia. Lloyd’s of London insurer Ascot resumed quoting insurance rates for cargoes when the resumption was announced. The UN-brokered grain agreement is set to end on Nov. 19. Russia will reportedly decide whether to extend the agreement by Nov. 18. Corn inspections (what is actually shipped) were the lowest of the crop year so far at a measly 16.6 million bushels when we need them to be 41 million bushels. Traders will be looking for a cut to exports on the Nov. 9 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report. The September National Agricultural Statistics Service Grain Crush report showed 383 million bushels of corn were crushed for ethanol. This was the lowest number in 19 months and lower than the 394 million bushel expectation. China updated its list of approved corn facilities in Brazil it can import from. This list included 136 facilities and moved another step closer to China importing Brazilian corn. There were rumors that China bought Brazilian corn this week, but nothing has been confirmed. This may become a bigger factor next summer for U.S. corn exports. Argentina continues to struggle

Cash Grain Markets corn/change* Stewartville $6.28 -.13 Edgerton $6.88 -.03 Jackson $6.67 -.03 Hope $6.46 -.20 Cannon Falls $6.28 -.04 Sleepy Eye $6.71 +.05 St. Cloud $6.41 -.10 Madison $6.58 -.08 Redwood Falls $6.66 .00 Fergus Falls $6.50 -.01 Morris $6.56 -.02 Tracy $6.71 -.05 Average: $6.56 Year Ago Average: $5.46

soybeans/change* $14.00 $14.60 $14.40 $14.28 $14.03 $14.35 $14.30 $14.40 $13.40 $13.47 $14.50 $14.40

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els, up 35 million bushels from October’s 1.172 billion bushels. World ending stocks are forecasted at 300.63 million metric tons vs. 301.19 mmt last month. Outlook: Despite the volatility of trading this week, December corn remains in its recent trading range of $6.70 to $7.00 per bushel. It did close below its 50-day moving average support line for the first time since Aug, 22. Day-to-day headlines are pushing prices in fairly wide daily ranges. U.S. corn harvest was 76 percent complete as of Oct. 30 and well ahead of the 64 percent average. December corn hit $7.00 per bushel on the initial Black Sea news, but couldn’t exceed that level. And, along with the volatile U.S. dollar, corn continues to consolidate. The downside has been stymied by domestic demand, limited grower selling, and dry conditions in Argentina; but the upside is limited by cheaper supplies offered from the Black Sea and South America and the upcoming WASDE report. For the week, December corn managed to eke out a quarter-cent increase to $6.81, July was 1.5 cents higher at $6.82, and December 2023 up 4.5 cents at $6.25.5 per bushel. In five of the last seven November crop reports, corn production was above the average trade estimate. Price action around Thanksgiving shows March corn has only moved a dime in either direction once since 2011. In seven of the last 11 years, March corn has moved in the opposite direction the day after Thanksgiving vs. the day before. The daily trading limits went into effect Nov. 1: corn 45 cents, soybeans $1.00, Chicago and Kansas City wheat 65 cents, and Minneapolis wheat 60 cents. SOYBEANS — Soybeans enjoyed the spillover buying from the Black Sea events over the weekend; but unlike corn, their honeymoon was extended on a rallying soyoil market. Soybeans are affected by the Black Sea agreement largely through sunflower oil exports. If the agreement is in jeopardy, it puts sunflower oil exports at risk. Lower crude oil inventories spurred additional support to soy oil markets. Adding to optimism for the soy complex were indications out of China that they may begin easing their zero tolerance Covid policy despite an increase in cases. If true, it supports the idea that demand for almost everything would increase. Soyoil and energy rallied on the news. At the same time, the U.S. dollar plummeted into the weekend which also lent support. Political events in Brazil have also provided uncertainty on the soybean movement out of their country. Current President Bolsonaro lost to challenger Lula in the Oct. 30 election, but Bolsonaro has not con-

with drought areas. The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange puts the corn planting at 23 percent complete vs. 35 percent last year. Weekly export sales were within expectations but were disappointing. Sales were 14.7 million bushels. Total export commitments stand at 569.6 million bushels and are consistently 53 percent behind last year. We need to average 35 million bushels of sales per week to hit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2.15 billion bushel export target. This is another reason many expect the USDA to lower exports on the November WASDE report. China has purchased 137.8 million bushels of U.S. corn this year compared to 468.5 million bought by this date last year. Weekly ethanol production was up 7,000 barrels per day to 1.04 million bpd and 6.1 percent below last year. Stocks fell 59,000 barrels to 22.2 million barrels. Net ethanol margins improved 2 cents to 36 cents per gallon. Gasoline demand was down 270,000 barrels at 8.66 million barrels which is averaging 6.6 percent behind last year. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates 75 basis points to 3.75 percent, which was as expected this week. This was the fourth 75-point increase in the last five months to the highest since 2008. The U.S. dollar index soared higher in response. The Federal Reserve wants to return to 2 percent inflation over time and signaled more monetary tightening is coming. Chairman Powell said it was “very premature” to think about pausing rate hikes. The average trade estimates for the Nov. 9 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report: U.S. corn yield unchanged at 171.9 bushels per acre. Production is anticipated at 13.887 billion bushels, down slightly from October’s 13.895 billion bushels. Ending stocks are estimated at 1.207 billion bush- See NYSTROM, pg. 10B

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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Proper ventilation crucial for calf health ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Having both quality and quantity of ventilation for your calves is crucial for overall health and the prevention of respiratory disease. With winter on its way, it’s a good idea to review your ventilation status now so you can avoid problems down the road. A component of ventilation sometimes overlooked is the stocking density of your calf pens. All too frequently farmers see every calf as the next cow star in their herd, leading to overstocking and a reduction in overall pens performance. Just like cows, calves of all ages have space requirements which need to be met to keep them both comfortable and healthy. Measure the dimensions of your pens, calculate total square footage, then divide by the number of animals in the pen. Young calves aged 0-4 months need a minimum of 30 square feet per animal. Heifers aged 4-8 months require 40 square feet of space per head, and heifers aged 8-12 months require 50 square feet. Those square footage measurements are for a bedded pen or pack

area, not including feeding area. For inches per animal. weaned calves (2-4 months), feeding Another important component of venarea requirements are 18 inches with slant bar dividers. For 4-8 month-old heifers, it’s 15 inches per animal and for 8-12 month-old heifers it is 17 The horse’s hair coat insulates by trapping and warming air. However, wet or muddy hair can reduce its insulating value and increase heat loss. As little as 0.1 inch of rain can cause cold stress by matting the hair and reducing its insulating value. A horse will continue to develop a DRYER TOO SLOW? Upgrade to a Grain Handler, Brock SQ Superb or Meyer Tower Dryer natural winter coat until Dec. 22 (winNOT ENOUGH LABOR OR DRIVERS DURING HARVEST? It’s Time To Put In A 1,100 Bushel Dump Pit! ter solstice), as the daylight become NEED TO MOVE GRAIN FASTER? We Specialize in Vari-Air Air Systems, Double Run Conveyers & shorter. Horses begin to lose their winBucket Elevators! ter coat (and start forming their sumNEED MORE GRAIN STORAGE? Let’s Build You The Best Bin Available, BROCK! ON TIME & DONE RIGHT mer coat) as the daylight become longer starting on Dec. 23. Therefore, blanketing before Dec. 22 will decrease a horse’s natural winter coat. WINTER Although blanketing tends to be a DISCOUNTS personal decision, blanketing a horse is necessary to reduce the effects of cold ARE HERE or inclement weather. Blankets should be considered when no shelter is available during turnout periods and the


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tilation is ventilating rates. Ventilating rates change based on the age of the animal and the current weather conditions. The following rates are given in CFMs (cubic feet per minute), measuring the velocity of airflow in positive pressure duct nursery barns. For baby calves aged 0-2 months, the CFM requirements per calf are 15 in cold weather, 30 in mild weather, 65 in warm weather, and 100 in hot weather. If you have 15 calves in your barn at this age during cold weather, they will require 225 CFM (15 calves times 15 CFM). For calves and heifers aged 2-12 months, CFM requirements are 20 in cold weather, 40 in mild weather, 90 in warm weather, and 130 in hot weather. So, if you have 15 older calves in hot weather, their CFM requirement is 1,950 CFM. This article was submitted by Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension. v

temperatures or wind chill drop below 5 F. A blanket may be used when there is a chance the horse will become wet from rain, ice, and/or freezing rain. Becoming wet is usually not a problem with snow. Also, think about using a blanket when the horse has had its winter coat clipped, the horse is very young or very old, the horse isn’t acclimated to the cold or the horse has a body condition score of three or less. If blanketing a horse, make sure the blanket fits properly. Poorly fitted blankets can cause sores and rub marks along the straps. Remove the blanket daily, inspect it for damage, and reposition it. Make sure the blanket stays dry and never put a blanket on a wet horse. This article was submitted by University of Minnesota Extension. v

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Export market continues to be a big factor of support million on Oct. 18. The average metric ton price fell to $3,537 U.S., down from forecast for alfalfa hay) are expected $3,723 last time and the lowest averto be $11.77 per cwt., a loss of 11 age since Jan. 5, 2021. cents per cwt. vs. the previous month’s Powders led the declines, starting estimate. 2022 income over feed would be above the level needed to maintain with buttermilk powder down 11.4 or grow milk production and $3.98 per percent. Skim milk powder was down cwt above the 2021 level,” Brooks stat- 8.5 percent after leading the Oct. 18 declines with a 6.9 percent drop. ed. Whole milk powder was down 3.4 per“Looking at 2023, milk income-over- cent following a 4.4 percent drop. feed costs (using Oct. 31 CME settling Lactose was off 1 percent. Anhydrous futures prices for milk, corn, and soymilkfat was down 1.7 percent after beans plus the Stoneheart forecast for dropping 2.7 percent, but butter alfalfa hay) are expected to be $8.41 inched up 0.2 percent following a 2.6 per cwt., a loss of 69 cents per cwt. vs. percent decline last time. GDT chedlast month’s estimate. 2023 income dar inched 0.9 percent higher after over feed would be above the level dropping 3.9 percent on Oct. 18. needed to maintain or grow milk proStoneX Dairy Group says the GDT duction, but down $3.36 per cwt. from 80% butterfat butter price equates to 2022’s estimate.” $2.1468 per pound U.S., down 5.8 Brooks urges producers to look at all cents after dropping 16.5 cents in the of their risk management opportunilast event, and compares to CME butties, get signed up for the Dairy ter which closed Nov. 4 at $2.7725. Margin Coverage program, and look GDT cheddar, at $2.1632, was down 9 for opportunities on the feed side to cents after losing 8.2 cents, and com“get those costs locked in if you can.” pares to Nov. 4’s CME block cheddar Meanwhile, the latest Margin Watch at $2.01. GDT skim milk powder averfrom Chicago-based Commodity and aged $1.4744 per pound, down from Ingredient Hedging LLC., says “Dairy $1.5864 (11 cents), and whole milk margins deteriorated further over the powder averaged $1.5519, down from second half of October on a continued $1.6208 (7 cents). CME Grade A nondecline in milk prices while feed input fat dry milk closed Nov. 4 at $1.40. costs held steady.” n The Margin Watch warned, “Both The Dairy and Food Market Analyst corn and soybean meal prices held reports European dairy prices remain steady over the past two weeks but under pressure. European 82 percent are showing renewed strength on fat butter sold for around $2.62 per news that Russia will be pulling out of pound the last week of October (down the Black Sea grain deal.” 28 cents) and cheddar cheese changed Speaking of feed, the U.S. corn harhands for between $2.33 and $2.40, vest was 76 percent completed, accord- down 7 cents. Dry whey traded around ing to USDA’s latest Crop Progress 41 cents the previous week, down 2 report, as of the week ending Oct. 30. cents, and skim milk powder around That’s up from 61 percent the previ$1.35 per pound, down 13 cents. ous week, 3 percent ahead of a year The Analyst adds, “Milk production ago, and 12 percent ahead of the fivein Europe is showing sustained year average. The soybean harvest growth. Output is above prior-year was at 88 percent, up from 80 percent levels in each of the big-three milk the previous week, 10 percent ahead producing regions of Germany, France, of a year ago, and 10 percent ahead of and the United Kingdom, up 1.1 perthe five-year average. cent, according to latest weekly data.” n Looking down under, New Zealand International dairy markets remain September output was down 3.8 perweak. The Nov. 1 Global Dairy Trade cent, which followed a 4.9 percent weighted average dropped 3.9 percent decrease in August, according to the following the 4.6 percent decline on Analyst. Oct. 18, and 3.5 percent on Oct.4. n Traders brought 63.6 million pounds The export market remained a huge of product to market, down from 64.8 MIELKE, from pg. 4B

factor of support, according to September data. Dry whey exports totaled 49.7 million pounds, up 22.4 percent from September 2021. Growth into China was the largest for whey product and lactose, according to HighGround Dairy, with dry whey exports the strongest since March 2021. Nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder totaled 142.8 million pounds, down 7.1 percent, but dairy exports to Mexico reached a 15-month high driven by skim milk powder. Butter totaled 10.7 million pounds, up 49.2 percent, with growth to Canada third largest. Exports of cheese were up for the 15th consecutive month, hitting 78.8 million pounds, up 5.1 percent. Cheddar made up 13.8 million of that total, up 51.9 percent. Exports were strong to Mexico, South Korea and Japan, and grew to United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, according to HighGround Dairy. Year-to-date, cheese exports are up 12.5 percent with cheddar exports up 68.8 percent. The Nov. 3 Daily Dairy Report stated, “Compared to the already strong trade reported a year ago, aggregate U.S. dairy exports were up 20.3 percent in value and 7.7 percent in volume,” and suggested “Foreign buyers likely booked most of the September business earlier this year, when the dollar was weaker and U.S. cheese and butter prices were lower than they are today.” The Daily Dairy Report warned, “recovery in European milk output and waning global demand could stiffen competition for market share in 2023.” n Down on the farm, culling in the week ending Oct. 22 totaled 60,900 dairy cows, up 1,500 from the previous

week and 100 head or 0.2 percent above a year ago. “Slaughter of dairy cows staying strong continues to limit the ability of growth in the dairy herd,” says StoneX, “which will impact how fast milk volume in the United States will be able to expand from current levels.” n In politics, Green Bay-based Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative reported on a Mid-October industry-wide effort to “build consensus on milk pricing reforms.” The American Farm Bureau Federation hosted farmers and industry groups in Kansas City to “discuss meaningful changes to the U.S. dairy pricing system,” according to an Edge press release. Tim Trotter, Edge CEO, stated, “Edge is grateful for the opportunity to join other dairy groups in this collaborative forum to share ideas on the future of our milk pricing system. Discussion highlighted an interest in collaboration and laid a strong foundation for the dairy community to move towards the expectation of consensus laid forth by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.” “Edge is committed to building a more transparent pricing system that allows dairy farmers and their processor-partners to thrive. It is with meaningful and comprehensive reform that we can accomplish these goals and forge stronger farmer-processor relationships, built upon a foundation of trust and transparency,” according to Trotter. 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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Self-guided tour highlights farmers building healthy soil FARIBAULT, Minn. — A new self-guided tour is highlighting farmers in southeast Minnesota who are pursuing conservation practices on their operations. The goal is to showcase the benefits of these practices and encourage other farmers to seek out more information. Large signs along the edges of the nine farmers’ fields highlight practices — such as conservation tillage, grazing livestock, and planting cover crops — that they implement to reduce erosion and improve the health of their soil. Accompanying flyers available at the tour stops and an interactive website provide more detail about each farmer’s experiences. Visitors can connect with local Soil Water and Conservation District offices to learn about available resources and email participating farmers to ask questions about their experiences. Adopting practices that improve the health of the soil is an important way to increase productivity and

conserve this vital resource. Despite the benefits, the number of farmers using conservation practices is still small, with only 5 percent of farmers planting cover crops in 2017, according to the USDA. “Highlighting producers who have improved their soil health and profitability because of these practices can help us reach farmers who may be hesitant to change their operations,” said Teresa DeMars, public relations and information specialist for Rice Soil Water and Conservation District. “We are trying to get farmers curious about these practices and then point them in the direction of people who have experience and technical knowledge.” Information about the tour, including the interactive map of the farm locations, can be found at www. and at local Soil Water and Conservation District offices. This article was submitted by the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District. v

Soybeans posted higher weekly close in last three weeks NYSTROM, from pg. 5B ceded the election. Bolsonaro has said he would abide by the election results and begin the transition process. His backers staged protests blocking up to 300 highways at its peak — including the “soy highway BR-164.” But Bolsonaro called for them not to block roads or destroy property. He stopped short of asking them to halt protests. Lula vowed to “fight for zero deforestation.” By the end of the week, roads were mostly open, and traffic was flowing, easing concerns of delayed grain shipments to the ports or blockages at the ports. Brazil’s outgoing energy minister has proposed raising the biodiesel mandate from 10 to 14 percent beginning Jan. 1, then to 15 percent beginning March 1. The new Lula administration would need to approve the change before it would become law. While dredging efforts continue along the U.S. waterway system, recent rains have improved water levels. Barge drafts were being raised in some areas, but forecasted rain is needed. The possibility of a railroad strike lingers with union voting continuing. Two unions have rejected

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The average trade estimates for the November WASDE report: U.S. soybean yield is unchanged at 49.8 bu./acre. Production is expected to be 4.315 billion bushels vs. 4.313 billion bushels last month. Ending stocks are forecasted to increase from 200 million bushels to 212 million bushels. World ending stocks are estimated at 100.61 mmt compared to 100.52 mmt in October. Outlook: There were no daily export sales flashes for anything this week. Seasonally soybeans tend to uptrend higher from mid-November through the end of the year. U.S. soybean harvest is winding down with harvest 88 percent complete as of Oct. 30 and ahead of the 78 percent average. The focus on South American weather will increase in importance with Argentina needing rain and Brazil being watched closely as some dry areas may be developing. Soybeans have posted a higher weekly close for three of the last four weeks. With this week’s jump higher, January soybeans have reconfigured their trading range to $14.00 to $15.00 per bushel. For the week, January soybeans rallied 62 cents to $14.62.25, July 58.75 cents higher at $14.78.25, and November 2023 jumped 40.25 cents to $13.99.75 per bushel. March soybean price action around the Thanksgiving holiday is a mixed bag. In four of the last five years, prices have moved in the opposite direction the day after the holiday vs. the day before. Weekly price changes in December wheat for the week ended Nov. 4: Chicago wheat up 18.5 cents at $8.47.75, Kansas City up 28.25 cents at $9.53.25, and Minneapolis 9.5 cents higher at $9.54.5 per bushel. v

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