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JULY 2018

Vol. XIX No. 6 P.O. Box 997 Conrad, MT 59425-0997

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MSU agronomy farm agricultural field day

The Montana State University campus agronomy farm will host its annual public field day on Friday, July 13. The MSU College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station invite the public to attend the event from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Arthur H. Post Agronomy Farm, five miles west of Bozeman. “The research happening at the Post Farm directly mirrors production agriculture in southwest Montana,” said Dave Gettel, farm operations manager. “Our annual field day provides a time for the public to learn about MSU’s farm research work that has a statewide and regional impact. It is also a time for us to hear directly from our surrounding agricultural community. The field day will include two farm tours with presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tour topics will include soil health, plant pathogens, cereal crop diseases, forage production, weed management, herbicides and pesticides, and updates in MSU’s wheat, pulse and barley crop breeding programs. Following the tours, the College of Agriculture will host lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will include a short presentation by Charles Boyer, MSU vice president of agriculture, and Darrin Boss, head of MSU’s Department of Research Centers who both will provide updates on agricultural teaching, research and outreach programs at MSU. Following lunch, MSU faculty members will present brief remarks on alfalfa seed production, pH levels in soils, cereal pathogens and the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program at MSU. Certified crop adviser, pesticide and continuing education credits will be available for attending the day. The Post Farm is managed by the College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, whose mission is to conduct agricultural research meeting old and new challenges of Montana producers. The experiment station includes seven research stations strategically located across the state, and the Post Farm is one of 12 active teaching and research farms affiliated with MSU. In 2015, the Post Farm was ranked as one of the top 40 best college farms in the nation for its national research profile and student involvement, according to College Ranker. For more information on the MSU Post Farm Field Day, call 406-586-6819.

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will meet from 1:00-4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 11th, in Shelby, Montana at the Comfort Inn (455 McKinley Ave.). A draft agenda for the meeting can be found at agr.mt.gov.

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Carrington Center beef production tour set By NDSU Extension Service

How to improve artificial insemination success, feeding cattle, composting and meat quality are key topics for the beef production field tour July 17 at North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC). This program is one of several educational events that will be held at the center that day. The beef program will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and a welcome. The beef tour will depart at 9:30 and continue until noon. Agronomy, Northern Hardy Fruit Project and sustainable agriculture/organic tours also will be held in the morning. Another agronomy tour and a hands-on “maintaining a vineyard” workshop will be held in the afternoon. Topics and speakers for this year’s beef production program are: • Improving artificial insemination success in beef cows - Carl Dahlen, associate professor, NDSU Animal Sciences Department • Update on summer CREC research projects - Bryan Neville, animal scientist at the center • Making high-quality manure compost - Mary Berg, livestock environmental management specialist at the center • Success in cattle feeding with the Dakota Feeder Calf Show feedout - Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock systems specialist at

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USDA reopens application period for disasters

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From Montana Department of Agriculture The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reopening the application period for two disaster assistance programs in response to statutory changes made by Congress earlier this year. “When disasters hit, help is as close as your USDA service center,” said Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. “After any catastrophic event, an eligible producer can walk into any one of our local offices and apply for help.” Beginning June 4, FSA accepted new applications for losses for calendar year 2017 or 2018 filed under the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) or Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP). Producers who already submitted applications and received decisions on their applications for these years do not need to file again, but they can reapply if they have additional losses or their application was disapproved because it was filed late. In February, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which made several changes to these two disaster programs, including: Removing ELAP’s $20 million fiscal year funding cap, enabling FSA to pay producers’ 2017 applications in full and their 2018 applications as soon as they are approved. Removing the per-person and legal entity annual program payment limitation of $125,000 for LIP for 2017 and future years. (The income limitation applies as it did before, meaning producers with an adjusted gross income of more than $900,000 are not eligible.) Changing LIP to allow producers to receive a payment for injured livestock that are sold for a reduced price due to an eligible event. Previously, the program only covered financial loss for livestock death above normal mortality. Producers interested in LIP or ELAP should contact their local USDA service center (https://www.farmers.gov/ service-locator?field_counties_served_target_id=All). To apply, producers will need to provide verifiable and reliable production records and other information about their operation. Drought, wildfires and other disasters continue to impact farmers and ranchers, and LIP and ELAP are two of many programs available through USDA to help producers recover. Learn more at https://www.usda.gov/disaster.

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Organic management workshop, tours

The Montana State University Western Agricultural Research Center and Montana’s Organic Advisory and Education Council will host a full-day workshop on the principals of organic agricultural management on Wednesday, July 11. The workshop, “2018 Organic Principals Review,” will focus on topics and techniques related to integrated weed management in organic systems and will include local tours of organic-based agricultural productions in the Bitterroot Valley. Topics covered during the workshop include integrated weed management, perennial weed control and weed ecology, soil fertility, cropping systems and the integration of crop and livestock systems. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., local tours of organic productions will include: Luna Llena Vineyard, an organic vineyard and fruit production in Stevensville owned by Rich Torquemada, president of the Montana Grape and Winery Association; the Tucker Family Farm, a value-added lamb and cheese agribusiness in Victor, and Mill Crick Farm, an organic vegetable farm north of Corvallis. Following the tours, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., lunch will provided at WARC with invited speakers addressing current initiatives in organic research and the future of food and organics. Afternoon speakers include: Zach Miller, WARC superintendent and MSU assistant professor of horticulture in the Department of Research Centers; Fabian Menalled, professor of weed ecology in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences; Eric Gallandt, professor of weed ecology in the School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine; Ellen Mallory, assistant professor of sustainable agriculture in the School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine; Jim Barngrover of Timeless Natural Food, and members of the Montana Organic Advisory and Education Council. The workshop is open to the public. Registration and a map for the event can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/ Jer5GSC4f3PTQ6NC3. WARC is located at 580 Quast Lane in Corvallis. WARC is one of seven off-campus agricultural research centers that comprise the MSU College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station. Jointly, the college and MAES conduct pertinent agriculture research for Montana strategically located across the state to allow research with different soil types, elevations, climate zones and landscapes. A local advisory council guides the research at each station.

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Warm-season annuals may be forage option

By NDSU Extension Service Much of North Dakota remains dry, and Good choices for warm-season plantings forage for livestock still is a huge concern. include hay millets, forage sorghum and su“Spotty showers and storms have given dangrass hybrids, he notes. some localities some needed moisture, while Fine-seeded hay millets are economical to much of western and north-central North plant at about 15 pounds of seed per acre, but Dakota remains critically dry,” says John they must be seeded shallowly, at 1/2 to 3/4 Dhuyvetter, North Dakota State University inch deep, and likely will require precipitation (NDSU) Extension livestock systems specialfor germination and emergence. ist at the North Central Research Extension The millets are finer-stemmed than forage Center near Minot. “Options remain for plantsorghums, allowing for faster dry-down and ing some summer annual forage crops where easier haying. If cut at early heading, forage moisture is adequate for emergence or rain quality and palatability generally are good, may still come.” with crude protein at 8-plus percent and total digestible nutrients at about 58 percent. A planting risk is that weeds, including foxtails, will emerge simultaneously, resulting in competition and stunted stands of millet. While not a choice for horses, sorghum and sudangrass hybrids have the advantages of a larger seed, greater competitiveness and deeper rooting, Dhuyvetter says. These hybrids may be sown up to 1.25 inches deep. Recommended seeding rates when drilled in solid stands are 20 to 30 pounds per acre. With moisture, fertility and warm temperatures, they have robust growth and high yield potential. Haying should be timed at head emergence or when the plants are 4 to 5 feet tall. As a coarse-stemmed, leafy plant, these hybrids are difficult to cure to acceptable haying moisture without low humidity and intense sun. Cut these crops with a mower conditioner that crushes and crimps the stalks. Dhuyvetter suggests that considering the potential for continued drought, plant stress and possible nitrate accumulation, producers should apply modest rates of nitrogen unless soil tests indicate adequate fertility. He recommends 50 to 60 pounds of nitrogen and 15 pounds of phosphorous. He also advises testing forages with low production and poor plant development before feeding them to livestock. Sorghum hybrids can be • John Deere 9610 combine and JD 930 header with finger reel, grazed, but preferably, pro3500 hours. ducers should wait to turn AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: cattle out onto the fields until Wayne has decided to liquidate all his equipment. All his the plants are 18 to 24 inches machinery is field ready. There will be no small items at this sale, so please be on time. We hope to see you July 14, 2018! ~Rick in height. “Whether hayed or grazed, they are likely to regrow under favorable conditions for subsequent grazing,” Dhuyvetter says. He adds that an alternative to haying or grazing a sorghum stand is to windrow it prior to frost and stockpile it for late-season swath grazing. For more information, contact Dhuyvetter at 701857-7682 or john.dhuyvetter@ndsu.edu, or visit https:// tinyurl.com/NDSU-WarmSeasonGrasses.


2018 State 4-H Dairy Judging winners announced

By NDSU Extension Service Morton County teams took first place in the senior and junior divisions of the North Dakota 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, which was held recently. In the contest, participants competed as a team and individually to judge groups of dairy cattle classes with four cattle in each class. Each contestant judged six classes. Two of the six classes were selected for participants to provide oral reasons for how they judged. The participants met one-on-one with an official, who listened to the reasons for the 4-H’ers’ placing for the particular class. Oral reasons are evaluated on content, accuracy, emphasis, completeness, terminology and presentation. Dairy judging participants gain skill in decision-making, critical thinking, oral communication and confidence, in addition to advancing their knowledge of the dairy cattle industry. Senior Division The top teams were: • First - Morton County, with team members Fayth Hoger, Justin Johnson and Samantha Johnson (coach Marissa Leier) • Second - Oliver County, with team members Olivia Klein, Kaitlyn Peterson and Rebecca Schmidt (coach Rick Schmidt) • Third - McHenry County, with team members Mason Jones, Ryder Thompson and Jared Lovro (coach Jason Mongeon) Individual winners: • First - Samantha Johnson • Second – Klein • Third – Peterson • Fourth - Justin Johnson • Fifth - Hoger Junior Division The top teams were: • First - Morton County, with team members Jada Bonogofsky, Medora Ellingson and Cassidy Strommen (coach Marissa Leier) • Second - Foster/Stutsman counties, with team members Tris Lesmann, Molly Hanson and Brekka Kuss (coach Joel Lemer) • Third - Oliver County, with team members Rylee Hintz, Cameron Albers and Breanna Vosberg (coach Rick Schmidt) Individual winners: • First – Bonogofsky • Tie for second - Albers and Hintz • Fourth – Ellingson • Fifth - Lesmann “This was an impressive group of 4-H dairy judgers with bright futures ahead of them,” says Leigh Ann Skurupey, animal and equine science specialist in North Dakota State University Extension’s Center for 4-H Youth Development and the contest’s organizer. 4-H is an NDSU Extension program. Results are posted on the 4-H Dairy Judging site (https://tinyurl. com/NDSU-DairyJudgingResults).

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USDA resumes continuous CRP enrollment

From Montana Department of Agriculture As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between June 4 and August 17, 2018. “The Conservation Reserve Program is an important component of the suite of voluntary conservation programs USDA makes available to agricultural producers, benefiting both the land and wildlife. On the road, I often hear firsthand how popular CRP is for our recreational sector; hunters, fishermen, conservationists and bird watchers,” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said. “CRP also is a powerful tool to encourage agricultural producers to set aside unproductive, marginal lands that should not be farmed to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and boost soil health.” FSA stopped accepting applications last fall for the CRP continuous signup (excluding applications for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and CRP grasslands). This pause allowed USDA to review available acres and avoid exceeding the 24 million-acre CRP cap set by the 2014 Farm Bill. New limited practice availability and short sign up period helps ensure that landowners with the most sensitive acreage will enroll in the program and avoid unintended competition with new and beginning farmers seeking leases. CRP enrollment currently is about 22.7 million acres. 2018 Signup for CRP For this year’s signup, limited priority practices are available for continuous enrollment. They include grassed waterways, filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland restoration and others. To view a full list of practices, please visit the CRP Continuous Enrollment Period page (https://www.fsa. usda.gov/programs-and-services/conservation-programs/ conservation-reserve-program/crp-continuous-enrollment/ index). FSA will use updated soil rental rates to make annual rental payments, reflecting current values. It will not offer incentive payments as part of the new signup. USDA will not open a general signup this year, however, a one-year extension will be offered to existing CRP participants with expiring CRP contracts of 14 years or less. Producers eligible for an extension will receive a letter with more information. CRP Grasslands Additionally, FSA established new ranking criteria for CRP Grasslands. To guarantee all CRP grasslands offers are treated equally, applicants who previously applied will be asked to reapply using the new ranking criteria. Producers with pending applications will receive a letter providing the options. About CRP In return for enrolling land in CRP, USDA, through FSA on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), provides participants with annual rental payments and costshare assistance. Landowners enter into contracts that last between 10 and 15 years. CRP pays producers who remove sensitive lands from production and plant certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and increase wildlife habitat. Signed into law by President Reagan in 1985, CRP is one of the largest private-lands conservation programs in the United States. Thanks to voluntary participation by farmers, ranchers and private landowners, CRP has improved water quality, reduced soil erosion and increased habitat for endangered and threatened species. The new changes to CRP do not impact the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, a related program offered by CCC and state partners. Producers wanting to apply for the CRP continuous signup or CRP grasslands should contact their USDA service center. To locate your local FSA office, visit www.farmers.gov. More information on CRP can be found at www.fsa.usda. gov/crp.

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Researchers turn up the heat on wheat

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By NDSU Extension Service North Dakota livestock producers and custom animal manure applicators will have a chance to improve their knowledge of manure nutrient use during the 2018 North American Manure Expo. North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension has teamed up with South Dakota State University (SDSU), SDSU Extension and regional partners to host the event, which will be August 15-16 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, South Dakota. “The North American Manure Expo will be a great opportunity for producers and custom applicators to learn about topics such as using manure as a crop fertilizer, nutrient management planning, soil health and water quality,” says Mary Berg, Extension livestock environmental management specialist at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. The program will include a trade show; a manure agitation demonstration; a pump school; and educational sessions on topics including manure spreader calibration, manurespreading equipment, water quality impacts of manure application during the winter, manure pit safety, spill prevention and response, and the economic value of manure as it relates to soil health. Participants also may take tours on moving manure on dairies, manure management systems and swine manure storage. The expo is free of charge, but organizers encourage those planning to attend to preregister. The tours cost $20 and registration is required. For more information, contact Berg at 701-652-2951 or mary.berg@ndsu.edu, or visit https://www.manuremanager. com/manure-expo/.

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KSU to study effects of transportation on pigs

By K-State Research and Extension News “We are looking at different locations Kansas State University researchers are within the truck,” Gonzalez said. “Let’s say planning a road trip later this year – actually that we find out that the bottom level of the about 40 of them – to learn more about what Call (406) 390-3333 • Havre, MT nose near the axle of the truck vibrates a lot effect that transporting pigs has on muscle more than the other compartments. So you fatigue in those animals. can actually tell producers, ‘OK, these pigs They plan to follow trucks around the that are at the far end of the hog house and Midwest – specifically Iowa, Kansas, Miswill have to walk a long way and be more souri, Nebraska and Oklahoma – to measure fatigued than the guys that are close to the the vibration in the trailers and the resulting door, maybe you don’t put them in the nose stress that it may cause the animals. of the trailer.’” “Our concern is welfare of the animals, The intent is to develop strategies for but you also have the concern about the loss loading the pigs so those that might be more to the industry,” said John Gonzalez, an asfatigued are not put where the vibration is sociate professor of animal science. “You’re strongest. trying to help both sides; the animal number “An analogy I usually give to people is one, and the industry number two.” that the effects of transporting pigs is much An estimated 120 million pigs are translike when a homeowner uses a weed eater ported in the United States each year, or or a chainsaw or whatever you use that viabout 750,000 loads of pigs moving along brates heavily, and then at the end, you have roads and highways. 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Can ‘grassbanking’ help keep young ranchers on the land?

By Laura Nowlin, Prairie Populist To help young ranchers establish themrate. These ranchers earn reduced grazing selves, and to give current ranchers a bit fees by implementing conservation pracmore security, a group of central Montanans tices on their own private land. By managare looking into creating a grassbank — a ing for both conservation and community, piece of land where livestock from several a grassbank benefits wildlife and natural producers, who commit to conservation resources while also increasing economic practices, could graze. opportunities in ranching communities. “There are several younger couples in Unlike preserves that set aside land to Petroleum County or Fergus County that conserve wildlife, the grassbank model are trying to do both – trying to find grass to works to conserve a much larger landscape lease and work day jobs,” one Winnett-area than a single property on its own — it works rancher said in a recent survey by ACES, the effectively on a scale that is both ecologiWinnett community group investigating the cally and socially relevant. idea. “They want to expand but don’t have “It’s all about ranching, conservation, the opportunity because there’s no grass and community,” Leo Barthelmess, a board available or it’s priced too high out of their member of the Ranchers Stewardship Alliprice range to make it work.” ance (RSA), told a group of Winnett ACES The issues most prevalent here mirror last winter. those of the rest of the Northern Great Because the model is based on keeping Plains: aging population of ranchers, sucworking lands in agriculture, the Winnett cessful ranch transition, and high land ACES think that a grassbank will achieve prices. Prices for grazing land increase both conservation and community resilunpredictably as area ranches are purchased ience. by investors or as recreational retreats. Collaboration with New Groups “Mostly when the ranches come up for Is this an idea that can work? Can a group sale, out-of-staters buy it and … they use from a small, rural community, pull off it for recreational purposes mostly, like creating its own grassbank? hunting,” another rancher said in the surNot without help. And in the last year, vey. “Those people don’t volunteer in the the ACES Land Committee has worked community. … They don’t buy groceries in more than 1,500 hours examining this idea the store year-round or use the post office and its benefits for the Central Montana year-round and don’t have kids in school. community. It’s a loss of population that [could have Ranching, Conservation, Community helped] keep the community going.” There is a movement that encompasses What is a Grassbank? people from all backgrounds who are workA grassbank is a piece of land where grass ing together on community and conservais leased to multiple ranchers for a reduced CONTINUED ON PAGE A15


Can ‘grassbanking’ help CONTINUED FROM PAGE A14

tion projects for the benefit of both the people and the land. This is what ACES is looking for in the Winnett community – a way to continue a way of life built on generations of traditions and values that consider community and land stewardship intertwined. The ACES has found members of this movement in other parts of Montana and is seeking their guidance. The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance is a rancher-led conservation organization based in Phillips County. The RSA mission “strives to feed the world, preserve our prairie neighborhood, and nurture the next generation. We believe this is conservation done right.” ACES has invited several other groups to the table to share ideas, building new, and nontraditional networks for ranchers. The World Wildlife Fund, the Devils’ Kitchen Wildlife Management Team, the U.S. Partners for Fish and Wildlife, the Malpai Borderlands Group, the South Dakota Grasslands Coalition, and the Montana Community Foundation have also all been to Winnett in the last year. These groups all share the goals of maintaining agricultural traditions and the rural values that have shaped the communities of Central Montana. So, stay tuned to Central Montana and the Winnett ACES grassbank. “This will not be a quick success story,” said Diane Ahlgren of ACES, a Winnett-area rancher. “But if perseverance and enthusiasm continue at the current level, someday the ACES might own property that can be used and managed not only for grazing and keeping producers producing, but also education, wildlife, and continued generational ranching that is Petroleum County.” Laura Nowlin is the coordinator for the Musselshell Watershed Coalition and a member of ACES. She lives on the family ranch with her husband and two children north of Winnett on a tributary to the Musselshell River. Got something to say to Prairie Populist? Send news tips, story ideas and comments to editor@prairiepopulist.com.

Houses can grow back after fire. Lives cannot

By Andie Creel, Prairie Populist “Houses will grow back,” Paul told the crowd. He went on to explain that the lives of firefighters trying to defend a house cannot grow back so easily. Paul Chamberlin, a smoke jumper for 25 years with about 450 jumps, was speaking with four others for an I am Interchange event in Bozeman. “He truly is an icon,” Jan Stoddard, from the Department of Commerce, confirmed about Paul. Everyone had differing opinions on how, or whether, fires should be managed. But, everyone on stage could agree that when firefighters were sent on a fire they needed a barrier of safety. Jan, whose focus is on tourism and business development, explained that communities and homeowners who were near forests needed to provide a ‘defensible space’ for firefighters. Defensible space is a landscaped area designed to reduce the threat of approaching fire. It’s not only important for the common sense of keeping your neighborhood or home better protected from forest fires but also to protect the firefighters who will go in to fight for your house. Paul, now a fire safety specialist, noted that he does feel for those who have lost houses. However, houses and structures can’t be his top priority. “I’m working for the parents, the children, the wives of these firefighters,” Paul explained. Luckily, there are programs in Montana that can help communities create the space that firefighters need to better defend people’s homes. Headwaters Economics and Wildfire Planning International created Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) in 2015, to help communities actively mitigate their wildfire risk. To learn more about CPAW, and what your community can do better to protect itself and its firefighters read our article from this past January at http://prairiepopulist.org/ montana-wildfires-cpaw/ Got something to say to Prairie Populist? Send news tips, story ideas and comments to editor@prairiepopulist.com. If you have something to submit, or an idea for a story you’d like to write for us, check out our Submission Guidelines at http://prairiepopulist.org/submission-guidelines/.

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By NDSU Extension Service Integrated pest management concepts into an animal’s hair by movement. Ear that are commonplace for controlling crop tags should not be applied until fly populapests also apply to controlling livestock tions are nearing the economic thresholds pests, North Dakota State University (typically from mid-June to July). (NDSU) Extension livestock and pest “Read insecticide container labels management specialists say. carefully because recommendations can Those key concepts for controlling vary in the number of tags to apply (one pests effectively are using the right type or two), age of cattle that can be tagged of control at the right time for the right and chemical class of active ingredient duration. (pyrethroid, organophosphate or a com“Many North Dakota livestock producbination),” Beauzay says. To help prevent resistance, he recomers apply pest control prior to pasture turnout, which may be optimal for control of mends rotating the class of insecticide some pests but not others,” says Miranda each year and removing the tags when Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock enthey no longer are providing effective fly control. vironmental stewardship specialist. Stokka says that to achieve proper fly In a recent survey NDSU Extension control, pour-on and sprays must be apconducted, North Dakota livestock producers reported that face and horn flies plied every two to three weeks throughout were the most common and most treated the fly season. Applying these products pest on their operations. only before pasture turnout likely will not “Left untreated, these pests can cause be an effective fly control method. significant loss in production,” says Ger“The use of avermectin pour-on or inald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian jectable products will have more impact and livestock stewardship specialist. “In on internal parasite loads later in the sumthe U.S., horn flies are estimated to cause mer, when internal parasite populations an economic loss of $1 billion annually.” are greater,” he notes. “Additionally, Horn and Face Flies avermectin products are not labeled for Horn flies are grayish and look like fly control and their use will contribute to small houseflies. Horn flies are biting flies; resistant fly populations.” they spend most of their time on cattle Feed-additive Insecticides clustered on the animals’ head, shoulders “Feed-additive insecticides can be inand back. Horn flies also can be found on cluded in mineral formulations that pass the cattle’s belly during warm weather. through the animals’ digestive system and These blood-sucking flies feed up to 30 destroy the developing horn and face fly times per day. This constant biting causes maggots in the manure,” advises Janna pain and stress and can reduce weight Kincheloe, Extension livestock systems gains by as much as 20 pounds. When specialist at NDSU’s Hettinger Research fly counts reach 200 flies per animal, the Extension Center. “These insecticides are “economic threshold” has been reached effective in killing 80 to 90 percent of the and animals will have significant weight developing fly larvae in animals that have loss. consumed the product.” The life cycle of a horn fly ranges from Feed additives offered at least one 10 to 20 days, depending on weather month prior to peak fly populations will conditions. Populations typically peak in diminish overall populations, according midsummer and early fall. to the specialists. However, migration of Face flies look like large, dark-colored adult flies from neighboring herds still houseflies. Face flies are nonbiting flies may present problems. that feed on animal secretions, plant nectar “Providing enough feeding stations to and manure liquids. These flies may transachieve a more consistent intake is critical to this system’s impact,” Kincheloe says. mit pathogens responsible for infecting “A rule of thumb is to provide one mineral the eye and causing keratoconjunctivitis, feeding station for every 30 to 50 cows.” or “pinkeye,” in cattle. Back rubbers, dusters and other means The life cycle of a face fly is approxiof delivering insecticides, as well as nonmately 21 days. Populations tend to peak in late summer. chemical fly traps, also are available. AnHorn and face flies typically are not other option is natural fly defense mechapresent at pasture turnout and do not reach nisms (dung beetle control of larvae). As economic thresholds for applying control with the other control methods, producers until midsummer. should watch for economic thresholds and Control Methods determine what control measure will work “The first step to determining when to best in their operation. apply control is to properly scout pastures Monitoring populations to see if the and cattle to determine fly type and fly product is achieving the desired level of populations,” says Patrick Beauzay, a recontrol is important, the specialists say. If a product is not effective, the fly popusearch specialist in NDSU’s Plant Pathology Department. “Horn flies typically rest lation may have developed a resistance on cattle throughout the day, whereas face to that type of insecticide, so producers flies land on the face of cattle for a meal should use another method and/or product. and then retreat to nearby structures (for“Pest control can be costly; however, producers can reduce costs by following ages, fences, etc.). Once threshold populaprinciples of integrated pest management tions are achieved, control measures can and applying the appropriate products at be implemented.” the appropriate time for optimum control One control method is ear tags containof pest populations,” Meehan says. ing insecticides that are released slowly ##### Create a portable hand-washing station at your campsite by repurposing a large laundry detergent dispenser (the kind with the push-button spout) and filling it with water. 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Birdsfoot trefoil use as forage alternative

By University of Wyoming Extension A new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension addresses some of the major factors to consider when establishing birdsfoot trefoil. Birdsfoot trefoil is a potential alternative to alfalfa, especially under poor acidic soil conditions and where a bloating-free forage legume is desired, said Anowar Islam, extension forage specialist. The bulletin is Birdsfoot Trefoil: Establishment and Management as Monocultures and Mixtures in Wyoming, B-1321. Birdsfoot trefoil is adapted to Wyoming conditions and performs well when grown either as a monocrop or in mixtures with compatible grasses and legumes, Islam said. “Although slow to establish, the plant produces high yields of high nutritive-value forage,” he said. The free bulletin can be viewed or downloaded by going to www.uwyo.edu/uwe and clicking on the Find a Publication link. Type either the title or number in the search field.

Appaloosas

These colorful horses are not considered a color breed (such as Palomino, Pinto, and Buckskin), but are instead regarded as a definite breed (specific horse heritage) with a color preference. Appaloosas are cited in ancient European and Asian art. They were brought to the Americas and developed by the Nez Perce people, near the Palouse River in the northwestern United States–hence the name, Appaloosa. The three main spotted patterns of an Appaloosa are: 1) Blanket pattern: A dark base coat with a white blanket marking over the hindquarters. Base-color spots are often on the white blanket. 2) Leopard pattern: Lots of dark base-color spots all over a white coat. 3) Snowflake pattern: A dark base-color horse with lots of white spots.

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By Scott E. Heisel, AMBA VP & Technical Director At their June 6, 2018 meeting, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors added Puffin to the recommended list of malting barley varieties. Puffin, a winter two-row, was released in 1987 by The Miln Marsters Group, Kings Lynn, Norfolk UK which is now part of Limagrain Cereal Seeds. It has been tested extensively in Ohio and has strong straw with winter-hardiness superior to Charles and Endeavor. The Ohio State University barley breeder, Dr. Eric Stockinger, notes that “Puffin consistently performs well in Ohio. It is early, lodging-resistant, and one of the highest-yielding lines in Ohio.” With the addition of Puffin, the list of recommended malting barley varieties is as follows: Two-Rows AAC Synergy Conrad LCS Genie Pinnacle ABI Voyager Endeavor* Merit 57 Propino AC Metcalfe Expedition Moravian 37 Puffin* CDC Copeland Explorer Moravian 69 Scarlett Charles* Harrington ND Genesis Wintmalt* Conlon Hockett Newdale Six-Rows Celebration Lacey Quest Tradition Innovation Legacy Thoroughbred* *winters

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A horse’s ears can tell you what it is thinking. If the ears are pricked forward, the horse is concerned or curious about something it sees. If the ears are relaxed in a neutral position there is a good chance that the horse is at peace. If the ears are slightly back, the horse may be expressing some anger. This is a warning. If the ears are laid flat back, the horse is extremely mad. Watch out!

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MDA seeking pest information from lentil growers

From Montana Department of Agriculture The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking to gather information from lentil growers who have, are or will be suffering damage from vertebrate pests. As part of the MDA’s vertebrate pest program, Department staff gathers information and photos related to certain pests and the damages they cause to certain crops. This information helps the Department develop training materials, which in turn are used to educate producers to help them more easily identify and manage vertebrate pests. Specifically, MDA is looking for lentil growers to provide information related to the following: • What vertebrate animals have damaged your crops? • Would you be willing to allow Montana Department of Agriculture staff come to your farm document the damage? Vertebrate pests are any animal with a backbone/spine, such as birds, deer, rodents and carnivores. The Department’s Vertebrate Pest program (http://agr.mt.gov/Vertebrate-Pests) helps producers and property owners manage damage by rodents and other animals that threaten production, structures and public health. Program staff performs research to find new ways to control vertebrate pests using various control methods such as pesticides, habitat modification, trapping and shooting. Growers willing to provide information should contact Stephen Vantassel, Vertebrate Pest Specialist with MDA at: (406) 538-3004 or svantassel@mt.gov. The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries.

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By K-State Research and Extension News The looming hot, summer weather and potential for lots of sunlight may bring with it a cause for concern among livestock producers. Those conditions, combined with the often stagnant nature of farm ponds, heightens the risk of toxic levels of blue-green algae in producers’ watering sources, says Kansas State University beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff. “It surely can be a devastating condition,” Tarpoff said. “There are very specific species (of bacteria) that whenever they flourish in a pond, they release these toxins that are lethal to all animals.” Blue-green algae, actually, is not an algae at all, he added, but rather a cyanobacteria, or bacteria that lives off the sun. It can be toxic to livestock, dogs and people. “These are pretty nasty organisms,” Tarpoff noted. Blooms of cyanobacteria can build up in a pond and form into distinct blooms of bacteria, often looking like paint sliming around in the water. Tarpoff said the paint-like texture of cyanobacteria is what differentiates it from non-harmful moss in a pond. The harmful cyanobacteria can look green or dark green, but can turn more to a bluish tint, thus leading to its more common name as blue-green algae. “It can go from blue to green to almost a reddish brown or gray,” Tarpoff said. “We can have all of those color variations but just remember that it looks a lot like paint mixing with water. That’s what it looks like floating around.” Cyanobacteria can release two types of toxins: neurotoxins, which affect an animals’ nervous system; and hepatotoxins, which affect the liver function of cattle. Both toxins can cause death, which sometimes is the first signal to producers that they have a problem with their watering source, according to Tarpoff. He added that producers who suspect blue-green algae in their ponds should get the water tested immediately, which involves capturing about 500 milliliters of water in a sealed container, refrigerating that sample, and shipping it with an ice pack to a testing facility. The K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Manhattan conducts reliable testing for cyanobacteria. The lab can be reached online at http://www.ksvdl.org or toll-free at 866512-5650. Tarpoff noted that sending multiple samples from the pond is one way to make sure you get a reliable picture of the pond. If a producer suspects that a pond contains dangerous levels of cyanobacteria, it’s important to keep livestock and people out of the area. Cyanobacteria is known to form on the downwind side of the pond, so one good practice is to fence off that side of the pond. Producers may be able to use the available water in a suspect pond by piping water from less harmful areas of the pond. Blue-green algae blooms are not known to collect in the middle of water sources, Tarpoff said. “What’s important if you’re going to do an upgrade like that is the water inlet,” Tarpoff said. “We want the water inlet to be in a lower-risk area of the pond, which means it is submerged and in the middle of the pond.” Other watering options for producers might be digging a well or hauling water all summer. Tarpoff noted, though, that both of those options could be cost-prohibitive. During hot stretches such as those in Kansas the past few weeks – and which are forecast for the near future – it’s especially important to be aware of cyanobacteria and to monitor ponds daily. “These blooms can pop up pretty quickly,” Tarpoff said. “The number of cyanobacteria can double in less than 24 hours. If you think you have an at-risk pond, then start to sample right away, send those off to the lab and try to get a realistic expectation of whether it’s at risk or not.” Related link: https://www.bookstore.ksre.k-state.edu/ pubs/MF3065.pdf

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Bozeman area fifth-graders participate in hands-on-lab work with Michelle Flenniken, assistant professor of plant science and plant pathology, at Montana State University during a Peaks and Potentials acadenic camp workshop “What’s Killing the Bees?” on Monday, June 18, 2018, at MSU in Bozeman, Montana. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.

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By Jenny Lavey, MSU News Service of Montana’s commercial beekeepers, who By the time fall semester begins, Gallatin provide over 150,000 honey bee colonies Valley middle schoolers may have a leg-up for pollination services, including transporton Montana State University students in ing their bees to the world’s largest pollinagenetics and virology. tion event -- the pollination of California’s June 18-24 is National Pollinator Week, Central Valley almond crop every February. marking the 11th year since the United Students learned that honey bees polliStates Senate designated a week in June to nate over 130 different agricultural plants, address the world’s declining populations including numerous fruit, nut and vegetable of pollinators. crops that are important to human health, At MSU, the week is spent teaching fifth-, representing “30 percent of the average sixth- and seventh-graders how to use sciUnited States diet,” Flenniken said. They ence to answer questions about honey bees. also learn basic honey bee biology and the The “Honey Bee Investigators: What’s Killpathogens that play a role in colony losses, ing the Bees” course is organized through including viruses such as Deformed wing MSU’s Peaks and Potentials Program. virus, Lake Sinai virus and Chronic bee Now in its 36th year, Peaks and Potenparalysis virus. tials, organized by MSU’s Academic Tech“In this class, you’ll be exposed to nology and Outreach, gives high-potential college-level genetics and virology,” Flenmiddle school students the opportunity niken told the class on Monday. “You’re to explore various subjects in weeklong going to learn exactly what MSU students courses led by MSU faculty. and scientists do to investigate the impact Taught by Michelle Flenniken, assistant of pathogens on honey bee colony health professor in the Department of Plant Sciand, by the end of the week, you’ll have ences and Plant Pathology in the MSU Colidentified the pathogens in your samples lege of Agriculture, the honey bee course obtained from different colonies.” introduces young learners to some factors Flenniken told the class these pathogens causing the global phenomenon of “unare likely part of the answer to what’s killsustainable annual losses of honey bees,” ing honey bees. Flenniken said. The course includes lessons on the role CONTINUED ON PAGE A25

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Michelle Flenniken, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University, explains how a pipette functions to Gallatin Valley middle school students as they get handson lab experience during a Peaks and Potentials academic camp workshop titled “Honey Bee Investigators: What’s Killing the Bees?” Monday, June 18, 2018, at MSU in Bozeman, Montana. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.


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Bailey Kayser, a sixth-grader from Belgrade Middle School said she wanted to learn more about science, so she asked her parents to enroll her in the program. “I want to know what’s going on at MSU and also what’s happening to bees,” she said. “I want to know why the bees are dying and what we can do to help them.” Reder Daughenbaugh, a seventh-grader at Sacajawea Middle School in Bozeman, said his mother works as a virologist at MSU and he wanted to see what she does every day. “The equipment we get to use is pretty cool, and we get to learn about how science can solve real problems,” he said. “It’s also fun to see what my mom does up here every day.” During the week, students worked with Flenniken and Jenna Severson, an MSU student working in Flenniken’s lab who is doing research as part of the INBRE Undergraduate Scholars Program.They learned how to handle and prepare lab samples, use a pipette and analyze results. They also observed live honey bee colonies at MSU’s Honey Bee Research Site and Pollinator Garden at MSU’s Horticulture Farm. Flenniken has been teaching the Peaks and Potentials honey bee course for five years. She and her undergraduate students also interact with area students every April through the ATO Expanding Your Horizonprogram, a one-day, hands-on workshop at MSU in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) for girls in Montana middle schools. “I enjoy teaching young students,” Flenniken said. “They are so excited to learn and ask such great questions. I hope that if they become scientists in the future that they come back to MSU and tell me all about their discoveries and, no matter what they decide to do in the future, that this course will help them appreciate scientific investigation of complex global problems.” Flenniken is also a co-director of the university’s Pollinator Health Center, a group of MSU faculty from different disciplines conducting research to improve pollinator health and stem pollinator losses. The group also engages with the public at various educational outreach events. Each spring, Flenniken hosts annual Pollinator Research Site Volunteer Days, where volunteers help weed, plant and maintain MSU’s pollinator garden. In August, Flenniken and colleagues will host a pollinator symposium featuring presentations by MSU graduate students that will include a question-and-answer session with the public and MSU faculty. “It’s important for scientists to share their results and discuss complex problems with members of the public,” Flenniken said. “I really enjoy this aspect of my job at MSU.” Suzi Taylor, assistant director of outreach and communications with MSU’s Academic Technology and Outreach, said the goal of Peaks and Potentials is to bring young learners to campus to meet MSU faculty and experience the diversity of research activity on campus. “Every time I visit a Peaks and Potential workshop, I’m amazed at the level of rigor and science exposure they receive,” Taylor said. “These are really bright, curious and inquisitive kids who definitely rise to the challenge. Not a lot is dumbed-down for them.” On the subject of pollinators, Taylor says Flenniken has a seasoned approach in helping middle school students understand the global importance of pollinators from the viewpoint of scientist. “Michelle gives students a glimpse of what’s really happening at a detailed level and why pollinators are such an important topic not only in science but to all of us as citizens,” Taylor said. “She does a fabulous job of connecting high-level science to a holistic view of why we all need to keep an eye on the situation.”

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North Dakota land values declined approximately 1 percent, based on the 2018 County Rents and Prices Report survey funded by the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands. “The survey, conducted in February and March of 2018, contains observations from 2017,” says Bryon Parman, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension agricultural finance specialist. He used the county averages to develop the NDSU crop budget regional averages. Parman notes, “Looking at the central Plains and Corn Belt for reference, Federal Reserve Bank data shows that land values are a bit mixed.” The Kansas City Federal Reserve Agricultural Credit Survey reports land values down approximately 3 percent in the first quarter of 2018, for irrigated and nonirrigated farmland in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and parts of Missouri. However, according to AgLetter, published by the 7th Federal Reserve District in Chicago, in the Corn Belt states of Illinois, Iowa and Indiana, quality farmland values edged up slightly, showing a 1 percent gain in 2017. In North Dakota, the 1 percent decline continues a slow downward trend for land values statewide that first was seen in the 2015 report and continued through 2017. Values declined 0.57 percent, 3.95 percent and 0.91 percent, respectively, to $1,996 per acre. “While any single year movement as small as 1 percent could be explained by a slight sampling error or random variation rather than an actual decline, the persistence of negative values indicates that land prices are indeed falling statewide from the nominal peak of $2,123 per acre in 2014,” Parman says. He continues, “However, while the statewide average change in land values from a year ago may be modest, regional movements are of much greater magnitude.” The regional average shows that after three consecutive years of declines, the southeastern region had the greatest increase of nearly 7 percent, up to $3,021 per acre. The south-central ($1,648 per acre) and southwestern regions ($1,373 per acre) report land values edging higher at 3.17 and 3.53 percent growth, respectively, after both experienced losses in the 2017 survey. The only other region reporting an appreciation of farmland is the northeastern region, with an increase of 2.4 percent to $1,746 per acre following three consecutive years of declines. Regions that experienced declining land values are the northwest, north-central, northern Red River valley, southern Red River valley and east-central. The survey data indicate that for the first time since 2003, the northwestern region experienced a decline in farmland values, falling 9.81 percent from $1,230 to $1,110

per acre. This represents the greatest decline of any region in the state. Sales data from the 2017 North Dakota Agricultural Land Price and Cash Rent Survey generated by the North Dakota Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers yields an average decline of 3.1 percent to $1,192 per acre, based on actual sales from 2017 for the northwestern region. Reconciliation of the two numbers may lie in when the actual sales took place, and a relatively lower number of sales and returned surveys in counties representing the northwestern region. The northern Red River valley also experienced a relatively steep decline, with land values in the region off approximately 6 percent, falling below $3,000 per acre to $2,853 per acre. This marks the fourth year out of the last five in which a decline occurred. The southern Red River valley declined more modestly, falling 2.18 percent, from $4,038 to $3,950 per acre. Similarly, the north-central region experienced a land value decline of approximately 3 percent, to $1,631 per acre, while the east-central region declined approximately 4 percent to $1,981 per acre. Cash Rents Relative to land values, cash rents across North Dakota declined much more sharply, with a statewide weighted average rental rate decline of 4.63 percent from $64 to $61 per acre. Eight out of the nine regions reported declines in rental rates for farmland, with the north-central region steady at $51 per acre. The south-central region declined 12 percent from $58.70 to $51.50 per acre, which was the greatest decline statewide. However, rents in the neighboring east-central region remained mostly flat, declining from $67.60 to $67 per acre. Rents in the Red River Valley counties declined 5 percent, with the southern Red River Valley counties falling from $124.60 to $118.20 per acre. Northern Red River valley counties fell 10 percent, from $89.60 to $80.80 per acre. Rents in the northwestern and southeastern regions declined approximately 5 percent, from $36.40 to $34.50 per acre in the northwest and from $99.80 to $95 per acre in the southeast. Rental rates in the northeastern region declined less than the statewide average, at 2.93 percent, from $58.40 to $56.70 per acre. Analysis “Margins remain slim or negative for farmers across most of North Dakota as production costs resist coming down fast enough to cash flow a significant share of farms across the state,” says Parman. The 2018 North Dakota enterprise budgets project slim returns for wheat, negative returns for corn and modest returns for CONTINUED ON PAGE A28


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soybeans in most regions of the state. He adds, “Should yields remain at or below average for the state and prices hold, it will likely be a tough year for farmers financially mitigating available funding for new land purchases and pushing rents and sales values downward. “Another issue facing farmland values statewide and nationally are interest rates,” he adds. “The Federal Reserve conducted three separate interest rate increases in 2017, one in March of 2018, and it is expected there will be a rate increase in June of 2018. Insiders also anticipate one or two more rate increases before the end of 2018.” Other outlets, as well as NDSU, have highlighted how interest rates affect borrowing power and production costs (profitability), putting downward pressure on farmland. The direct impact on farmland values from rate hikes comes from higher rates paid on operating loans and higher rates on funds borrowed for new land purchases. These two factors reduce credit worthiness and limit potential buyers from entering the land market. Rising interest rates put additional downward pressure on farmland as outside investment opportunities begin to look more favorable. While the bulk of farmland is purchased by farmers, a sizable share is purchased by investors. Parman concludes, “The exact proportions of land purchased by investors versus traditional farmers is difficult to discern. However, even if as little as 10 to 15 percent is investor-purchased, should they look to sell, or at least no longer view farmland as a favorable investment, it’s likely to have a significant impact on land moving forward. Especially if bond yields rise much faster than capitalization on farmland, investors will most likely look at investments in other markets yielding better returns.” #####

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FARM AUCTION Harold & Shirley Klinker Saturday, July 28th • Power, MT

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Directions – Take I-15 North of Great Falls to Exit 302, go thru Power on Hwy 431, 4 Miles W to 6th Rd NE, then West 1 Mile. Watch for sale signs! Auctioneers Note: Harold & Shirley have leased the Farm out and are offering at Auction some of the cleanest, well-maintained equipment to be found. The Trucks, Tractors, Combines and Air Seeder have always been kept inside. Trucks, Tractors, Combines & Equipment

1997 Ford F259 Diesel pickup, 145,000 miles. This is a gem. 1979 International Model TK 2T Tandem w/22-ft. grain box & roll over cover, just 53,310 miles. You can be proud to drive this one down the street! 1977 Chevy C65 2T tandem custom deluxe, only 64,436 miles, w/22-ft. grain box & roll over cover 1968 International 190 w/20-ft. grain box & stock rack 1997 Challenger Model 65D 300 hp, 4360 hours, GPS, always shedded 1973 John Deere 4630 loader w/bucket and grapple, 3 point, PTO 1974 John Deere 7520 4x4, 175 HP, 8953 hours, PTO 1999 Case IH 2388 combine, 3991 hours, w/1010 30-ft. header & pickup reel 1997 Case IH 2188 combine, 3698 hours w/1010 30-ft. header & pickup reel (2) 1994 International Model 1688 Axial-Flow combines, 3201 hours, w/30-ft. headers & pick up reels, always shedded 30-ft. Bat Reel Flexicoil 5000/2340 air seeder 45-ft. w/9” spacing, always shedded Flexicoil 67XL sprayer 100-ft. Flexicoil 85 spring tooth harrow 82-ft. Alloway 146 grain auger 10”x71-ft. w/ HD lift & swing-away hopper Westfield 100-61 auger 10”x60-ft. w/ HD lift & swing-away Versatile auger 8”x60’ft. Westfield auger 10”x45-ft. w/HD lift & swing-away Westfield auger 8”x60-ft. Farm King auger 7”x48-ft. w/gas motor, auger spouts Versatile auger 8”x40-ft. Grain auger 6”x48-ft. w/gas motor Grain auger hoppers Veh tow hitch

Willmar 800 commercial fertilizer spreader, diker, 400 bu grain transfer trailer (2) Melroe 515 36-ft. cultivators Gandy air spread • 12-ft. cultivator 14-ft. Oneway 400 gallon fuel tank w/12V pump on trailer • Danuser digger John Deere Moisture Testers Air Seeder Hose • Bearings • V Belts Belting • Misc Parts • New Iron

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1992 Pontiac Bonneville Rupp 40 hp snowmobile Grain aerators • Space Heaters Elect 9000 W Generator w/ Gas Engine Tarps & Covers • Steel Gates Miller Bluestar DC Arc Welder/Generator Electric Air Compressor-portable Fuel Tanks 100 – 500 gallon Log Chains • Boomers Hooks & Clevises • Chain Hoists Portable Fuel Tanks 100 – 400 gal w/ Diaphragm & 12 v Pumps Pressure Washer 1500 gal Poly Water Tank Water Pump w/ Gas Engine Used Tires & Wheels Survey Instrument & Tripod Steel Band Saw • Chop Saw Table Saw • Creepers Extension Cords • C Clamps Craftsman electric blower Step Ladders • Trash Bin • Shovels Rakes • Bars • Shop Tools Electric Miter Saw • Buzz Saw Spring Scales • Selection of Rope Dimension Lumber • Saddle Rope Stretchers • Bale Spear Powder River Cattle Squeeze chute Head Catch • Round Bale Feeder 16-ft. Calf Feeders

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Young Ag Leadership Conference slated

Mark your calendar! Montana’s Fifteenth Annual Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) is set to take place October 5- 7, 2018 at the Big Horn Resort in Billings. Young people involved and interested in agriculture, ages 18-40, are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind conference where leadership, personal development, education and networking take center stage. This year’s agenda boasts top-notch speakers, including advocate for agriculture, “Big Sky Farmher”, Michelle Jones. There will be cutting-edge workshops, exciting entertainment and an Entrepreneur Spotlight of local business folks. YALC’s action-packed program is put together specifically with young agriculturalists in mind by representatives from each of these nine organizations: Montana 4-H Foundation, Montana Wool Growers Association, Montana Grain Growers Association, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni, Montana FFA Foundation, Montana State University College of Agriculture, Montana Stockgrowers Association and Montana Farmers Union. Look for more conference details, including registration information, to be released later this summer. For questions regarding the 2018 Young Ag Leadership Conference, contact Rikki Swant at (406) 231-4422 or rikkis@mfbf.org.

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1993 International 4800 4x4 bucket truck, DT466, 10 speed, 61-ft. bucket reach....... ...................................$20,000

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1992 Ford F700 diesel, 8 speed, 13.5-ft. flatbed, 5000 lb crane, outriggers.....$10,000

1987 Oshkosh wildfire pumper, Cummins, 4WD, 1000 gallon tank, water cannon & foam..... .................................. $29,000

2000 RediHaul 20-ton equipment trailer, 24-ft. deck, 6-ft. ramps.... .....................................$10,000

1999 Interstate 3-axle equipment trailer, 60,100 lb. GVWR, 21-ft. deck, 5-ft. ramp..$18,000

1981 International 4x4 dump truck, low miles.................$12,500 16-ft. flatbed dump with hoist...............................................$3500 1986 Ford F800 National 228 37-ft. crane 14-ft. dump bed.......... ......................................................................................$10,000 1999 Ford 550 diesel, automatic, flatbed with lift gate........$9000 1996 Ford F350, V8, automatic, 13-ft. flatbed, 5000 lb crane, outriggers..............................................................................$8000 1999 Ford F450 7.3 diesel, automatic, 4WD, 12-ft. flatbed........... ......................................................................................$10,000 1989 Ford F450 utility truck, 11-ft. bed, 460 hp, automatic.$2500 1979 GMC chip truck...........................................................$6500 1981 International S1800 4x4 flatbed, 14,000 lb knuckle boom......... ............................................................................................. $12,500 1996 International 4900 DT466 engine, 10 speed..........$10,000 1995 International 4900 466, 5 speed, 18-ft. flatbed dump......... ......................................................................................$12,500 1988 International 1800 2-ton diesel 4x4 flatbed...............$9000 12-ft. flatbed, 3200 lb. IMT crane, air compressor................$5000 125-185 CFM air compressors...............................$4000 - $6000 1999 Haulin 31-ft. flatbed (expands to 34-ft.), telescopic hitch and air brakes. Good for round bales ...........................$10,000 1996 Holden 20-ton tilt bed equipment trailer, 24-ft. deck...........$12,500

12-ton 22-ft. tilt bed trailer....................................................$6500 (11) 20-ton 24-ft. tilt bed trailers...........................$7500 - $12,500 1-ton utility beds, starting at................................................$1000 2 ton dump boxes, each......................................................$1000 2013 Terex light plant..........................................................$5000 Miller 250-400 amp diesel welder..........................$1500 - $4500 Buckets for skid steer loaders................................................. Call Forklift forks............................................................................ Call 16” to 36” augers.................................................... $750 to $1750 Versatile 35-ft. bucket attachment.......................................$3000 (4) Goodyear 1200x20 unused traction tires........................$800 (6) Goodyear 1200xR20 unused traction tires....................$1200 (4) General 1200x20 unused highway tires..........................$800 Check us out on the web!

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Miscellaneous Equipment

2016 New Holland BB340S baler, 2200 bales....$95,000 New Holland 1049 balewagon, no cab...................$9500 New Holland 1048 bale wagon, ready soon...........$8000 John Deere 955 swing tongue, mower flail conditioner, 14-ft. 9” cut...........................................................$7000 John Deere 936 11-ft. 6” cut disc, flail conditioner............ .........................................................................$11,500 John Deere 820 mower conditioner........................$9800 Kubota DM1022 3 point disc mower, 7-ft. 2” cut, like new.. ............................................................................$7800 New Holland 488 mower conditioner......................$8500

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FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

John Deere 9600 combine, 630 head, 5200/3900 hours, excellent condition.............................................. $45,000 John Deere 9600 combine, variable speed feederhouse, (2) 930 heads, 4400/3300 hours, excellent condition..... ........................................................................... $45,000 John Deere 212 pickup header, new condition, new belts. .............................................................................. $3000 Case IH Steiger 9270, 8200 hours, excellent condition..... ........................................................................... $55,000 John Deere 9400 drills, 40-ft. 12” spacing................ $4000 Brandt 10x70 auger, extra long swing, new condition, 100,000 bushel use............................................ $12,000 Call (406) 697-3446, equipment located at Jordan, MT

RETIRED! NICE FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1985 Ford 6710 tractor, 4070 hours....................................$12,500 John Deere 6620 combine, 1854 hours.............................$16,900 S&H Fluffler hay turner..........................................................$3900 John Deere 1010 vibro-shank, 3 pt, 22-ft. wide, folds-up w/mounted harrow...........................................................................$2495 Pair of 18438 clamp-on duals, good tires.................................$495 John Deere sprayer, 40-ft. boom, can be put on a pickup or on a trailer....................................................................................$995

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By University of Wyoming Extension A new University of Wyoming (UW) bulmaps, both pre- and post-fire. letin provides important baseline data for Objectives, in part, were to provide baseline data for other studies at the site, includcurrent and future studies at the UW-owned ing one focused on post-fire ponderosa pine Rogers Research Site (RRS) and surrounding restoration, another comparing pre- and lands in the Laramie Mountains of southeast post-fire soils, and a third examining how the Wyoming. additions of various soil amendments affect RRS Bulletin 6, Soils of the University soil microbial community recovery. of Wyoming Rogers Research Site, North UW faculty-student teams are carrying Laramie Mountains, Wyoming, B-1298.6, out these ongoing projects. Preliminary details a soils inventory and mapping project findings from the ponderosa pine study were that started in 2009 and continued after the presented in RRS Bulletin 5, and early results 2012 high-intensity Arapaho Fire, which from the other two studies will be detailed in burned approximately 98,000 acres in the a pair of bulletins nearing completion. north Laramie Mountains, including RRS. The first six bulletins detailing research When Col. William C. Rogers bequeathed and other activities at RRS are posted on the his Triple R Ranch to UW in 2002, he stated James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture in his will the 320-acre parcel now named Research and Extension Center (SAREC) in his memory should be used, in part, for website at bit.ly/RogersResearchSite. The research relating to the improvement of forestry and wildlife resources. bulletin is produced through UW Extension Lead author Larry Munn, now a professor and is also available on its publication site. emeritus in the Department of Ecosystem Go to uwyo.edu/uwe and select the Find A Science and Management in the College of Publication link and then type the bulletin Agriculture and Natural Resources, comtitle into the search field. pleted his field work at RRS in 2014, and SAREC and the Wyoming Agricultural then collaborated with Shawn Lanning in the Experiment Station (WAES) within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Wyoming Geographic Information Science manage RRS. Center and others to create five digital soils Munn said RRS has good potential for additional research and he encourages graduate and undergraduate students to develop and carry out studies with their faculty mentors. “I believe there are many opportunities up there, for example, a soil genesis project and the post-fire restoration of organic matters in the forest soils over time,” Dealer for said Munn, who fortuitously Chembine completed much of his research before the lightningChemical caused Arapaho Fire. Handling Co-authors are Steve WilTanks liams, professor emeritus in A cutting edge way of mixing the Department of Ecosysand blending your chemicals tem Science and Managefor your agricultural needs. ment; Michael Urynowicz, professor in the Department The Chembine™ incorpoof Civil and Architectural rates all the features of a typiEngineering; and WAES edical chemical mixer plus adds tor Robert Waggener. some user-friendly features. Waggener said the peerCall TODAY for more information! reviewed RRS bulletins are not only intended for a scientific community, but a Check us out for all your sprayer general audience as well, including students, residents of parts & supplies! Including hose, the Laramie Mountains, area land managers and others. valves, fittings & more! RRS Bulletin 6, for example, not only details the classes of soils found at RRS, which could help those who manage private and public lands in the moun- ANHYDROUS tains, it also has a section that explains soil classification. “Professor Munn, who spent his career at UW teaching future scientists, says that soil classification can seem very complicated to those who do not use the system regularly, but he eloquently describes the soils of RRS and related soil classification in ways that are both interesting and understandable,” Waggener said. “Students and teachers alike can learn from this Kremlin, Montana work.”

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• Looking for full time FARM HAND • Must be able to operate farm equipment with GPS, 60-ft. drills/cultivators, sprayers, swather, baler, semis (CDL’s not required). Housing may be available. Competitive hourly wage. Call Leonard 406-949-0208 or Jason 406-949-4851 Toston, MT

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By Hudson Hill, UW Extension educator serving southwest Wyoming Everywhere I go in Wyoming, I see more and more chickens. It seems more people than ever are experiencing the joys of having chickens and farm-fresh eggs. Here are four key concepts to consider when producing backyard eggs. 1. Nutrition is critical Free-ranging chickens acquire most of the essential nutrients they need; however, as a guideline, provide growing chickens at least an 18 percent protein until maturity (between 16 and 18 weeks with most layers) then 16 percent protein once they start laying. Calcium might even be as critical for layers, as a hen produces 150 percent of her body weight in eggs over an 18-month laying period. Adequate calcium is a must to make all those egg shells. Calcium can be provided two ways. Most bagged layer feeds include 4 percent calcium. Alternatively, you can provide a free-choice option such as oyster shells. Remember that calcium is critical once a hen starts to lay, but you do not want to provide that calcium in the diet before she starts to produce eggs. 2. Housing chickens is pretty simple Keep chickens dry and out of the wind, give them a place to lay their eggs, and provide protection from predators. It’s easy to get on the internet and find advice about heating chicken coops and keeping chickens warm enough to lay eggs. In general, if you have the right breeds and you’re doing everything else right, chickens do not need additional heat. 3. To lay eggs, chickens need 14 hours of light If you want your chickens to lay eggs in winter, you need to provide extra light. The best way is to install a light on a timer set to go off in the a.m., not the p.m. If the light turns off at night, the chickens are left in total darkness and do not roost as well. If the light turns off in the morning when the sun is up, the chickens go about their business. In December, for example, it gets dark by 5 p.m. and light by about 8 a.m., which is nine hours. Adding a light with a timer set to come on about 3 a.m. and turn off about 8 a.m. provides the flock with a full 14 hours of light. 4. Culling, the hardest management concept Backyard producers must decide which comes first, the chicken or the eggs. After the first year, hens become less productive. After several years, they may be laying few eggs or none at all. Culling is removing those hens that are no longer laying eggs. A hen lays eggs for about 18 months. After that, physiology will try to force her through a molting period. During molting, a hen stops laying and loses her feathers. In nature, this usually happens when daylight hours shorten. She will start laying again in the spring. Here are two strategies I see poultry owners use for culling laying hens. Producers purchase chickens, keep them through one full cycle, then cull the entire flock and start again with new birds. This approach closely mimics mainstream egg production and is probably the most economical way to produce eggs. Other producers keep chickens of different ages and breeds and decide on an individual basis how long the chickens stay. These producers let the chickens go through the molting process. When egg production drops too low for the number of chickens, the producer examines the vent and pin bones to determine which chickens are laying eggs, then decides which and how many to cull.


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By University of Wyoming Extension Ever wonder how sales and property taxes are determined and why they differ from county to county? A new course by the University of Wyoming (UW) Extension community development team walks curious citizens through the basics. “Wyoming Tax Facts” covers who gets taxed, how we get taxed, and where the money goes. It’s free at http://bit. ly/Wyotaxfacts. “This course is for all ages and could be a great middle school or high school classroom activity,” says Michelle Pierce, community development educator in Campbell County. The self-paced course provides short, easy-to-read introductions plus interactive questions, activities and videos. For more information, contact Pierce at 307-682-7281 or mrp10@ccgov.net. “Wyoming Tax Facts” is among the many free courses, videos and guides from UW Extension that help extend skills in estate planning, lawn and garden design and maintenance, small acreage management, critter care, and more. See bit. ly/UWEpubs. YouTube video series from UW Extension include “Barnyards and Backyards,” “From the Ground Up” and “Exploring the Nature of Wyoming.”

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#61390

#60678

2017 John Deere 9470RX 30” tracks, 18/6 P/S w/Efficiency Manager, PTO, premium cab, Case drain, Power Beyond, Cat 5 drawbar. Stock #60678.........................$425,000 (14) 2017 John Deere 9470R 18/6 P/S w/Efficiency Manager, 4 remotes, heavy weight package, PTO, Power Beyond, turnkey GPS, new 710/70R42 tires Stock #60264..................... ...............................................$327,500 (14) 2014 Buhler 550 Powershift, Hi-Flo hydraulics, PTO, 6 SCVs, differential lock, 900/60R42 tires. Stock #62092.................$262,500 (11) 2000 Caterpillar CH75E, 10 speed powershift, 4 SCV’s, 3-pt., 25” tracks, EZ-Steer system included, 340 hp. Stock #61356................... .................................................$53,900 (15) 1993 John Deere 8770 300 hp, 24/6 partial P/S, 4 SCVs, PTO, differential lock, reman engine less than 300 hours ago, 18.4x46 duals. Stock #61775.....................$49,900 (11)

2014 John Deere 7250R H480 loader w/grapple & bucket, triple link suspension, 5 SCV’s, rear duals, extended warranty until 2019. Stock #57443.........................$195,500 (16) 2015 John Deere 6155R IVT transmission, 3 SCV’s, 3 point, cold start package, 450 lb. rear weights, 640R loader w/grapple, extended warranty until 2021. Stock #60921... ...............................................$147,500 (15)

SKID STEERS AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Units are going fast! Wheeled or track skid steers in stock now!

#61487

2016 John Deere 6145M 140 hp, 24/24 PowerQuad Plus, 3 SCVs, PTO, cold start package, 640R loader w/grapple, extended warranty thru March 2019. Stock #61390.......... #59076 .................................................$135,000 (2) 2001 John Deere 7410 16 speed PowerQuad w/LHR, 3 pt, PTO, 740 loader w/4-tine grapple, 18.4R38 rear tires, 16.9R26 front tires. Stock #61864...........................$65,000 (14) 2006 Case IH MXM175 Powershift, 161 engine hp, 145 PTO hp, 4 SCVs, 3 pt, loader/grapple. Stock #59776.......................$63,500 (2) 1991 John Deere 4755 15 speed P/S, 194 hp, PTO, 520/85R42 rear duals, 20 front weights w/bracket. Stock #62229................. ...................................................$37,500 (3) 2017 John Deere S690 349 engine/249 separator hours, complete GPS system, advanced powercast TB, powerfold grain tank, 1100/45R46 LSW singles. Stock #59076..... .................................................$412,500 (1)

SELF PROPELLED SPRAYERS

Self-propelled sprayers that have been reconditioned and most include complete GPS systems

2016 John Deere R4038 turn key GPS guidance, auto solution control, air purge, 120-ft. booms, boom leveling system, premium cab and radio, 380/90R46 tires, 850 hours. Warranty until October 2019. Stock #61300....... .................................................$287,500 (1)

#59836

<100 HP TRACTORS Great utility tractors with wide array of attachments and options

2016 New Holland Boomer 54D, CVT transmission with reverser, loader, MFWD, open station, 2 SCV’s, only 155 hours. Stock #59531.....................................$32,500 (11) 2012 John Deere 5085M, 16 speed, power reverser, H260 loader, includes set of pallet forks. Only 300 hours! Stock #61808........... .................................................$41,500 (12)

UTV’s

Great side-by-side options with glass or poly cabs, power dump box, power steering, and many more options

2016 John Deere 825i Gator full cab with glass roll down windows, heater, front and rear fenders, only 95 hours! Stock #60410.. ...................................................$21,900 (1) 2015 John Deere 825i Gator deluxe glass cab w/poly doors, roll down window, heater, bench seat. Stock #61868........$16,500 (14) 2011 John Deere 825i Gator full glass cab, power dump box, roof lights, turn signals & horn kit. Stock #61358..............$12,500 (14) 2011 John Deere 825i Gator no power steering, Curtis poly cab w/doors and heater, alloy wheels. Stock #61742...........$11,250 (1)

2010 John Deere 326D skid steer, cab, heat, air conditioning, 2 speed transmission, highflow hydraulic pump, 74 hp engine. Stock #61285.....................................$25,500 (11) 2009 New Holland L185 skid steer, 78 hp, cab, hand controls, beefy baby tires, 72” bucket, (3) set rear counterweights. Stock #61353... ...................................................$24,500 (2) 2015 John Deere 326E skid steer, cab, air conditioning, foot controls, air ride seat, beefy baby tires, 78” bucket. Stock #61487.. ...................................................$49,500 (3) 2015 Case SV300 skid steer, 90 hp, wheeled, cab, air conditioning, 84” bucket, air ride seat, hand controls. Stock #61369............... .................................................$46,500 (12)

COMBINES

60+ total units - including over 30 John Deere S-series combines with service records and fully inspected and repaired. Ask about great lease options

2016 John Deere R4038 100-ft. booms, IF 420/80R46 tires, deluxe lighting, manual solution control, 1130 hours. Stock #59836. ...............................................$247,000 (15) 2014 John Deere 4940 120-ft. booms, hydraulic tread adjust, deluxe CV cab, extended warranty through June 2019. Stock #60347. .................................................$227,500 (1) 2010 John Deere 4930 120-ft. booms, hydraulic tread adjust, 380/105R50 tires, hi-flo solution pump, traction control, stainless steel plumbing. Stock #62623...................... ...............................................$145,000 (12) 2009 Marflex Field Star 1500, 120-ft. booms, 1500 gallon tank, 2009 International, automatic transmission, 380/90R46 tires (75%), Raven guidance. Stock #61016.................... .................................................$109,000 (1)

Check out our website at www.frontlineagsolutions.com to see photos and info on all of our inventory!

#59060

2017 John Deere S680 154 engine/99 separator hours, advanced powercast tailboard, variable stream rotor, power fold grain tank covers, premium cab, turn key GPS. Stock #59060.....................................$410,000 (1) 2016 John Deere S670 827 engine/591 separator hours, Advanced PowerCast tailboard, powerfold grain tank covers, premium cab, turnkey GPS, 900/60R32 tires. Stock #59106......................................$299,000 (1) 2014 John Deere S680 1047 engine/792 separator hours, fine cut chopper w/manual vane tailboard, tri-stream rotor, sidehill performance package. Stock #56419................ .................................................$267,750 (3) 2013 John Deere S670 1192 engine/855 separator hours, lateral tilt, powercast tailboard, 2630 display, manual grain tank extensions Stock #57238.........................$210,000 (12) 2004 John Deere 9760 Contour Master w/HD variable speed feederhouse, 22.5-ft. unload auger, choppr w/spreader, 520/85R42 duals, 300 bushel grain tank extensions. Stock #58809.....................................$79,500 (15) 2012 Case IH 8230 1290 engine/961 seperator hours, duals, standard spreader w/ 24 blade chopper, 410 bushel grain tank w/manual extensions. Stock #58485......$206,000 (14)

COMBINE HEADS

HUGE Header Blowout! Call your dealership today to get in on these HOT prices! Don’t miss out on these deals.

#55738

www.frontlineagsolutions.com 2015 John Deere 640D field ready, poly tine pickup reel, transport. Stock #55738............ ...................................................$35,000 (1) 2013 John Deere 640D single point hookup, pickup reel, slow speed transport. Stock #52012.......................................$30,000 (1) 2012 John Deere 640D poly tine pickup reel, slow speed transport. Stock #52040............ .................................................$25,000 (12) 2011 John Deere 640D poly tine pickup reel, road transport w/lights, cutter bar w/ful width skid shoes, peac cross augers. Stock #51213.....................................$25,000 (12) 2011 John Deere 640D poly tine pickup reel, road transport w/lights, new drapers. Stock #16066.......................................$25,000 (1) 2012 HoneyBee SP42 42-ft. draper, transport, single point, Hart Carter reel. Stock #46824. .................................................$20,000 (12)

1=Conrad: 888-397-6851 2=Cut Bank: 888-673-9310 3=Choteau: 888-728-9254 4=Dillon: 888-213-2793

11=Lewistown: 800-823-3373 12=Havre: 800-621-5701 13=Chester: 406-759-5010

14=Great Falls: 888-760-2005 15=Belgrade: 866-282-3337 16=Livingston: 800-824-3932

Railroad Ties

$8.00/tie. Sold in 16 tie bundles - We will load Available at Conrad, Cut Bank and Dillon locations


Trader’s Dispatch, July 2018 — Page A38

low boy service

40-ton RGN trailer for hire to transport combines, tractors, sprayers, floaters, construction equipment, etc. Within Montana & surrounding states. We also have 48-ft. step deck trailers available. Insured & experienced. Call Roger or Larry at Roger Rader Inc., Sun River, MT 406-264-5475 (MC# 170263 US DOT# 128029)

##### Ancient pagans celebrated midsummer with bonfires. It was believed that the crops would grow as high as a couple could jump across the fire. Additionally, bonfires would generate magic by boosting the sun’s powers.

Doane Western Company Providing Agricultural Mortgage Loans and Leasing Products 

Long Term Real Estate Mortgage Loans

Restructure of Existing Loans

Ag Equity Line of Credit Loans

Equipment Leases for new and used equipment

Cash out your existing machinery and lease back with buy back option

New Building Leases Providing Services throughout Montana, Idaho and Wyoming

All at The Best Available Rates!

Call for Current Rates Bozeman (406) 587-1201 www.doanewestern.com Office: 170 Dana Lane, Belgrade, MT 59714

Long Term Real Estate Loans Refinance at Lower Rates, Consolidate Debt, New Purchases

DIY CLEARANCE SALE Fix it yourself and save!

We are selling these machines before they reach the Service Department. We have the parts, but not the time, to fix our trade-ins! Machines are Sold AS IS and sale price is non-negotiable.

2017 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS LE

2015 Honda Foreman 500 EPS

Stock #973191 Miles: 2,117 Color: Nara Bronze Features: Full hard cab, electric window doors, heater, wiper system, winch, stereo. Known Repairs Needed: A-Arm bushings, rear wheel bearings

Stock #101216 Miles: 5,132 Color: Black Features: Manual Shift. Known Repairs Needed: Tires, CV boot, tie rod ends

2014 Polaris Ranger XP 900

$11,800

Stock #859678 Miles: 3,608 Color: Black & Orange Features: Full cab, canvas upper doors, Heater, wiper system, stereo. Known Repairs Needed: Tires

Stock #347901 Miles: 12,705 Color: Green Features: Full cab with canvas doors, heater, wiper system. Known Repairs Needed: Steering rack boots, A-Arm bushings

2016 Honda Rancher 2x4

2013 Polaris Ranger XP 800 EPS LE

Stock #201083 Miles: 8,192 Color: Red Features: Electronic Shift. Known Repairs Needed: Tires, seat cover

Stock #708114 Miles: 11,001 Color: Sunset Red Features: Full hard cab, heater, wiper system. Known Repairs Needed: Tie rod ends, ball joints, CV shaft

2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS LE

2001 Honda Shadow VT750CD2 motorcycle

Stock #307141 Miles: 7,667 Color: Gray Features: Full hard cab, heater, wiper system. Known Repairs needed: A-Arm bushing, Rear carrier bushings

Stock #503556 Miles: 13,726 Color: White & Gray Known Repairs Needed: New motor. Used motors available at motorcycle salvage yards

2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS LE

1995 Polaris Trail Boss 300 2x4

$13,600

2016 Polaris General 1000 EPS

$1,900 •

$11,000 •

$11,400

Stock #486069 Miles: 7,334 Color: Black & White Features: Full hard cab, heater, wiper system. Known Repairs Needed: A-Arm bushings, ball joints, hub bushings

Call Jeff – John- or Breck at 538-9435 for more information Lewistown Honda – Polaris - Kawasaki 302 Truck By-Pass – Lewistown

$3600 •

$6950

$6950

$1000 •

$375

Stock #564355 Miles: No Odometer Color: Blue Known Repairs Needed: Does not run

1987 Kawasaki KLR 650 motorcycle

$900

Stock #005055 Miles: 18,484 Color: White Known Repair Needed: Motor turns over but does not start. Ran when traded in 3/22/18

Note: We only have a general knowledge of repairs needed. Buyers should make own assessments.

Domestic cattle resist oral exposure to CWD

By University of Wyoming Extension Cattle fed extremely high oral doses of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)-infected brain material or kept in heavily prion-contaminated facilities for 10 years showed no neurological signs of the disease. The University of Wyoming’s (UW) Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL), Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) collaborated in the $1.5 million study. Results are published in the July issue of the Journal of Wildlife Diseases. Details of the study are available at bit.ly/10yearCWD. As part of the experiment, 41 calves were randomly distributed to WGFD pens in Sybille Canyon in Wyoming, Colorado Division of Wildlife pens in Fort Collins, the WSVL and 18 to the National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa. “It was an elegant experiment in many ways,” said Hank Edwards, WGFD wildlife disease specialist. “You were taking cattle and housing them with heavily infected CWD elk and facilities. If CWD was going to jump the species barrier, it was likely you would see something in these cattle that had laid out in the pens for 10 years. That’s a big deal.” The late Beth Williams, a veterinary sciences professor at UW, initiated the study. Authors of the article continued the research after she and husband, Tom Thorne, were killed in a motor vehicle crash in December 2004. Thorne had served as acting director of the WGFD and had also conducted CWD research. Authors of the article are Donal O’Toole, a professor in the UW Department of Veterinary Sciences, which operates the WSVL; Michael Miller, a veterinary epidemiologist with the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife; Terry Kreeger, a wildlife veterinarian with the WGFD; and Jean Jewell, a molecular biologist with the WSVL. Williams is listed as lead author. CWD is a contagious neurological disease affecting cervids: mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose. An abnormal form of cellular protein called a prion in the central nervous system infects an animal by converting normal cellular protein into the abnormal form. Brains show a spongy degeneration, with animals displaying abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and emaciation. The disease is fatal. It is among a group of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. (TSEs). TSE in cattle is also known as mad cow disease. The long timespan of the research is important, since CWD is a slow disease, said Mary Wood, state WGFD veterinarian. Even in deer or elk, animals can take years to succumb to the disease, she said. If the disease were to move into a different species, such as cattle, the timeline could be even longer for infection to occur. “Many people are used to diseases moving quickly, but CWD doesn’t do that,” Wood said. “Nothing happens quickly – which is what makes this disease so insidious. It creeps up on you. It’s subtle. By the time you realize there is a problem, the disease is so widespread and established it’s difficult to try to address.” Some cattle can get a form of TSE when CWD material is injected directly into their brains, particularly when it is of white-tail or mule deer origin, said O’Toole. He said a more important question is one Williams and collaborators asked, since it involved a more natural challenge. “What happens in cattle when you use a more real-life scenario involving oral exposure?” O’Toole said. “Plus, we used high oral doses and heavily contaminated environments. Cattle coming out of endemic CWD areas and slaughtered for human consumption are likely to pose no risk to people based on the 10-year study and several earlier surveillance studies.” That should be good news to livestock producers, said Wood. “Managing disease in animals can be incredibly challenging,” she said. “It is even more challenging when the disease infects wildlife and is shared between wildlife and livestock.” Wyoming cattle share the range with CWD-infected cervids, with CWD seen across almost the entire state of Wyoming, said Edwards. “This research indicated CWD doesn’t easily transmit to cattle. Cattle do not get the disease due to a big species barrier, which helps restrict the disease to cervids,” he said. Some Wyoming deer populations have 20-30 percent infection rates. “We have few tools in the toolbox to manage the disease,” Edwards said. “We are trying different management efforts to hold the prevalence level, if not reduce the spread. That’s the big thing coming up next for CWD. How do we control it in our wildlife populations?”


Trader’s Dispatch, July 2018 — Page A39

Misc. Used Steel Beams

WE BUY COPPER • BRASS • ALUMINUM • IRON

CATTLE GUARDS

GREAT FALLS

TRADE SCRAP FOR CASH OR NEW MATERIAL

Call for sizes

NEW STEEL, SALVAGE, AND RECYCLING ALL IN ONE LOCATION 1408 52nd Street North  •  Great Falls, MT 59405 (406) 761-4848

1-800-334-5964

RAILROAD FLAT CARS

Leather Gloves

In Stock

Buying

For Bridges

5” channel construction on bottom with 3” channel on top 10-, 12-, 14- & 16-ft. available

New 12” - 48” Steel Culvert

New 12” - 30” Poly Culvert Cincinnati 6S12 Shear

Automotive & Heavy Industrial Batteries

TANK CARS

For Non Potable Water Storage

HOPPER BOTTOM CARS Great for grain storage

BLACK PIPE

Various sizes available – CALL

Overseas Containers For Sale 20-ft., 40-ft. & 48-ft.

Sand & Slag Abrasives

1-1/2 x 1-1/2 used square tubing 30-ft. lengths

NEW! SURPLUS STEEL TUBING

Overseas Flats - 8’x40’

8”x4”x5/16”sq., & 6”x2”x1/4”sq. More Sizes Coming In. CALL!

GALVANIZED STEEL GUARDRAIL POSTS - CALL

✗✗✗ Fencing Supplies ✗✗✗

Great for bridges

Round Tubing

3/4” capacity

12” Standard Black & Galvanized Guard Rails

Great for corrals 11/4” & 11/2” O.D.

(8) 2 left Hobart meat saws

20-ft. & 24-ft. lengths

Chicago Heights Steel Fence Posts – All made in America (2) Hobart M802 dough mixers 80 qt. capacity

13-ft. 6” and 26-ft. Lengths Available Triple rib galvanized x 13-ft. 6”

51/2’ & 6’ T1.33#

Used 5-ft. Guard Rail Posts

$500each

#2 Railroad ties - $10 each 00

#1 Railroad ties - $16 each

We Buy Old Farm Tractors

WE SELL NEW & USED

Tubing • Pipe • Angle Iron • Plate

Culvert Grade Pipe 22” & 24” - $15.00/ft. Used Electric Motors & Boxes

LAND ROLLER PIPE 60” & 42” Heavy Wall

NEW 20-ft. Containers

] Sucker Rod Hangers ] 16.5 CAL tie wire $4.95/Roll

IN STOCK

Domestic A500 CK O Grade B 6”x.250 T FS Ocasing, T well OU 20-ft. lengths....

FOR SCRAP

New Red Brand and CF&I Class I Barb Wire

• Stainless Steel Sheets • Flat Bar • Pipe, Fittings

Patty-O-Matic

and Combines

Round steel post caps 31/2” & 27/8”

Call for pricing

Call Jim Filipowicz 1 800-334-5964 (406) 761-4848

After Hours (406) 791-6712

Fax (406) 791-6708

Steel Department & Salvage Yard Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday

USEABLE SALVAGE DIVISION • Limited Quantities

USED SUCKER ROD: 3/4”, 7/8” & 1” 25-ft. lengths

NEW STEEL plate & beams IN STOCK Call Joe or Adam

NEW Rebar

3/8” & 1/2” - 20-ft. lengths

2 Galvanized Steel 86-ft. Light Poles Used 2 /8”, 2 /8”, 31/2” & 41/2” drill pipe 3

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Get coverage through State Hail Insurance Program

Trader’s Dispatch, July 2018 — Page A40

The deadline for advertising in the August issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be August 1st.

Phone (406) 271-5533.

or email: advertising @tradersdispatch.com

From Montana Department of Agriculture With hailstorms picking up throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding producers to get covered through the State Hail Insurance Program. Montana producers can conveniently access and fill out applications for state hail insurance online by going to www.hail.mt.gov. Producers can insure crops against hail damage at the maximum coverage rate of $75 per acre for dryland and $114 per acre for irrigated land. Rates charged are a percentage of the insured amount and vary by county. A detailed list of rates by county and crop can be found on the program’s website (http://agr.mt.gov/Topics/Hail-Insurance/Rates). Completed forms can be emailed, mailed or faxed to the department or used as a reference when you contact the office by phone. Contact Information: Montana State Hail Insurance Program P.O. Box 200201 Helena, MT 59620 Phone: (406) 444-5429 Email: agrhail@mt.gov Toll Free: 1 (844) 515-1571 Fax: (406) 444-9422 The Montana State Hail Insurance program was created at the request of producers in 1917 to provide basic hail insurance coverage on any crop grown in Montana. The program is directed by a five-member board consisting of the department director, state insurance commissioner, and three policyholders.

Shaps, not chaps

Chaps, short for chaparajos (shap-ar-EH-hos) is pronounced “shaps” by most horsemen. These leather britches, or wraparound leggings, were an important cowboy accessory, worn to prevent injury to the legs while chasing cattle. Mark Reinmuth 406-262-3842 Gary Reighard 406-879-9418

Precision Truck & Trailer

Dealer For New

FRONTIER

2027 Hwy 2 NW • Havre, MT 59501 • (406) 265-4563

Grain Trailers

Quality Used Trucks & Trailers • 888-453-4563 • FRONT DOOR DELIVERY AVAILABLE • $49,900

$31,900

2005 Peterbilt 379 EXHD

ISX, 500 hp, 13 speed, American Class interior, headache rack, double bunk

1988 Peterbilt 379

3406B, 425 hp, 13 speed, new paint, all new drive tires and steers, new bumper, new brakes and drums

$55,000

$45,900

$38,500

$69,900

$49,900

REDUCED TO $35,900! 1993 Kenworth T800

N14, 430 hp, new 18 speed, new paint, all new rubber, all aluminum, new Detroit locker, front float tires

$18,900

2004 Sterling

Cat 3126, 300 hp, 8LL, Tuff Trac spring ride, new box, new paint, new push axle, new tarp with remote control gate & lift

$39,900 2000 Peterbilt 378

2003 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Time To Go Electric

Cummins M11, 400 hp, 10 speed, 150” wheelbase, 230,924 miles

6NZ single turbo, 550 hp, 18 speed, 252” wheelbase, newer transmission, grille guard, headache rack, freshly painted frame

1997 FORD L9000 BOX TRUCK

$19,900

$19,995

Tarps and hoppers use the same remote to make loading and unloading hassle free

$35,000

2000 International 8100

3406E, 550 hp, 18 speed, double lockers, winch, headache rack, COZAD ramps We are your Dealer for

1995 Kenworth T600 Box Truck

Detriot S60, 430 hp, 9 speed, lift axle, pintle hitch, 4-stage head lift hoist, 21-ft. grain box

2007 Ford F550 Dually

6.0L Powerstroke, C&M truck bed, New Ranch Hand Grille guard, fresh motor, new injectors, EGR Delete kit, head studs. 4 new drive tires

$38,900 2011 Wilson PaceSetter 50-ft. ag hopper, 10-ft. spread axle

1996 Kenworth T600B

Series 60, 430 hp, 10 speed, 3 stage headlift hoist, 349,000 miles

$26,500

1987 International 9300

Cat 3406B, 425 hp, 10 speed, newer Southland box, pintle hitch, very clean truck!

$9900

Cummins M11, 370 hp, 10 speed, new steer tires, double bunk, freshly painted frame. SUPER CLEAN TRUCK!

Trailers For Sale:

2013 Jet 38-ft. ag hopper ....$26,500 2013 Frontier 40-ft. ag hopper, electric tarp & traps ............. $28,500 2011 Frontier 48-ft. ag hopper, triple axle, air ride ..................$38,900

1992 Ford L9000 Aeromax

Detriot Series 60, 10 speed, 16-ft. dump box

1991 Trailmobile 45-ft. flatbed ............................. $9500 1976 Load King 30-ft. flatbed with ramps ......... $11,500

1987 GMC 7000 Single Axle Dump Truck 366 V8, 5 speed

see these units and more info at www.precisiontruckandtrailersales.com


Recipes by Geri Baked Corn Dogs

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for dusting sausages 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar Coarse salt and ground pepper 2/3 cup milk 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 precooked smoked chicken sausages (13 ounces total) Ketchup and mustard, for serving (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Make a well in center; add milk, eggs, and oil. Mix just until combined. Insert an ice-pop stick into one end of each sausage, leaving a 1 1/2-inch handle. Dust with flour; tap off excess. Using handle, rotate each sausage over bowl as you spoon batter to coat evenly. Place on sheet; bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Using a spatula, reapply batter that has slipped onto sheet. Return to oven; bake until golden, 20 minutes. Serve with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

Snickerdoodles

2 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon(s) cream of tartar 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt 8 tablespoon(s) (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup(s) pure vegetable shortening 1 3/4 cup(s) sugar, plus more if needed 2 tablespoon(s) ground cinnamon, plus more if needed 2 large eggs Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, with one rack in top third and one rack in bottom third of oven. Line baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper; set aside. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add eggs, and beat to combine. Add dry ingredients, and beat to combine. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the ground cinnamon. Use a small (1 1/4-ounce) ice-cream scoop to form balls of the dough, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are set in center and begin to crack (they will not brown), about 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after 5 minutes. Transfer the sheets to a wire rack to cool about 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to the rack. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 medium ripe banana 2 Tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder 1 Tablespoon honey 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter 2 ice cubes In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process for 30-40 seconds or until smooth. Stir if necessary. Pour into a chilled glass; serve immediately.

Trader’s Dispatch, July 2018 — Page A41

SELL YOUR EQUIPMENT IN THIS SPACE!!! Call 406-271-5533 FAX 406-271-5727 Mail to: Trader’s Dispatch, Box 997, Conrad, MT 59425

Ask one of our many happy customers about our sales & service

411 North Main - Conrad, MT (406) 278-5915

Now selling PJ trailers

Wide variety in stock We carry a full line of RV parts and supplies

SEE OUR COMPLETE LINE OF PICKUP ACCESSORIES

Authorized Dealer for

Generators

Let us put you in a new camper to enjoy those leisure summer days.

USED MISCELLANEOUS

1982 2-place horse trailer............................... Call Used car dolly..............................................$1200 COME SEE OUR SELECTION OF PELLET GRILLS!

USED RVs

2015 Royal Traveler 36-ft. bunkhouse travel trailer 2014 Jayco 31-ft. 5th wheel, 2 slides 1992 Wildwood 25-ft. bunkhouse travel trailer, bumper pull, no slide

2010 Durango 32-ft. 2 slides 2000 Terry 27-ft. 5th wheel, slide 2000 Terry 25-ft. 5th wheel with slide 1982 2 horse trailer

Keyhole Steel Brace System

With over 40 years of experience, we specialize in large ranch projects and offer competitive pricing. Available exclusively through Gateway Arch & Fence, our Keyhole Brace System alleviates 100% of the torching, plasma cutting, and welding typically done while building running H braces and corners. While safety is a huge issue, time is of the essence when building fence. The Keyhole Brace System allows one person to drive and assemble a full corner in under thirty minutes. A two person team can fully set posts, cut rails, and wire a corner in close to 10-15 minutes. A simple H brace can be done in five minutes.

Banana Boats

4 medium unpeeled ripe bananas 4 teaspoons miniature chocolate chips 4 tablespoons miniature marshmallows Cut banana peel lengthwise about 1/2 in. deep, leaving 1/2 in. at both ends. Open peel wider to form a pocket. Fill each with 1 teaspoon chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon marshmallows. Crimp and shape four pieces of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square) around bananas, forming boats. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until marshmallows melt and are golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

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Trader’s Dispatch, July 2018 — Page A42

~WANTED~

All types of hay to bale on shares. Call for custom baling. Phone (406) 799-8323

FOR SALE: 2006 Freightliner Columbia

Detroit Series 60, 515-560 hp, 10 speed Eaton Ultrashift, Condo sleeper, WB 244. Excellent Condition

Phone: (406) 799-6923

The “DOUBLE-WHAMMY” auger promotion Power Motors’ 2018 Westfield auger promotion is here

Call George 799-7459 1. PRICE PROTECTION “against two price hikes” 2. FREE ELECTRIC POWERSWING “MK series remote control”

Limited supply. Powerswings have approximately $2500 retail value Price protection applies to stock on hand... approximately 11 percent savings

The WESTFIELD PLAYERS

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Future of beef revisited consumer issues and demand

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension calories, and that was before the potential After four decades of engaging consumvisit to the automatic soft drink dispenser. ers and integrating producers, I still ponder. What drives this? If one drops the side The sensitivity between consumers dish and drinks water, calories were not and beef producers is increasing, but the an issue. sensitivity may not always be on the same Consumers and agricultural producers tracks. Consumers register their opinion at certainly should be on the same page for the the checkout counter through product selecsecond issue. Yes, some progress has been tion and validate their expressed opinions made with increased visibility of caloric by how they shop and how much they pay. numbers, but consumers still need to change With the expansion of the internet, the some well-engrained eating habits. opportunity for consumer validation, along T h e th ir d is s u e with the expression of identified by Jensen any disappointment was a slowdown in with a meal, or a parpopulation growth. ticular product or serThe North American vice, never has been population is aging greater. The internet and more ethnically expands the ability to diverse because of inmonitor consumers, creased immigration. allowing businesses to Immigration always stock what and when a is a news topic, but product is most likely the impact on beef to sell. production is probably Is the situation the left to the demand and same for cattle prosupply curves. ducers and the cattle they sell? No. So perThe final issue is a noticeable change haps the balance between consumers and in how markets distribute and sell food. producers has yet to be determined. Within the last decade, the walk through an How this reality connects to the producer aggressive grocery hub certainly has taken who is selling the cows and calves is probon a new look. Farm and ranch products ably a loose fit, yet consumer thoughts need need floor space, counter space and freezer to be integrated with production expansion space. Every cow-calf producer needs to or contraction. After all, that is what drives ask, “How does my annual production make the business. its way to the food counter?” In 2006, I reviewed an article by Helen Ask the store as well. Let the business Jensen (“Consumer Issues and Demand” know the floor space is appreciated. published by the Agricultural and ApCurrently, the production discussion is plied Economics Association in the online more likely to occur in the harvesting segChoices publication, http://www.choicesment of the industry. Unfortunately, beef magazine.org, Volume 21, No. 3, 2006). She producers continue to take a back seat in noted several very real impacts for small and product recognition. middle-sized operations that loom in the fuHow is this going to play out in terms ture in regard to the consumer and demand. of beef production? Jensen narrowed the Have these impacts changed in the last 12 points to three. The first is, “Food safety years? Did these impacts actually become will continue to be a paramount consumer drivers for who survived the production expectation.” That’s absolutely true and will process? remain true. Globalization will drive world The drivers identified in 2006 probably health. The beef producer will not be an still are present. The first driver is increased exception. Sorry, but true. income levels, with dual-income families The second point is: “As North American and related lifestyles. Income is not guarincomes continue to increase, consumers anteed, and families continue to budget the will choose products on the basis of varied dollars they have. attributes, including taste, variety and conAs income declines, spending will shrink, venience.” However, consumers still remain but more importantly, the related lifestyle cost conscious, creating an opportunity for will not, at least willingly. I guess people the cost-savvy producer within any food really don’t want to give up something they center. once had. Jensen’s final point is: “Continued conThe second driver is a healthy lifestyle. centration of large-scale processing, food No doubt that obesity and the associated distribution and retailing may reduce conhealth costs continue to surface as a major sumer choice in markets.” This challenges concern. As a result, the caloric content of individual producer initiatives because the purchased food now is displayed widely. scale of production must compete with the Do caloric numbers change food purchases? large-scale process of food production. Maybe, or maybe not. May you find all your ear tags. The basic farm and ranch products, when For more information, contact your loserved without processed side dishes, have cal NDSU Extension agent (https://www. very acceptable caloric content. Will conag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory) or Ringsumers respond? wall at the Dickinson Research Extension A quick lunch today of basic farm and Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND ranch products with 300 to 500 calories 58601; 701-456-1103; or kris.ringwall@ could be purchased easily. A side of dip ndsu.edu. and chips could add almost another 1,000

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July 19 is Flitch Day

What is a Flitch? A flitch is measurement of bacon, equaling half a pig. (Flitch = side) In the United States: A side of unsliced bacon was once known as a flitch- it is now known as a slab. An individual slice of bacon is a slice or strip. What is this Holiday for? An old English custom from long ago eventually turned into the holiday called Flitch Day, which is celebrated on July 19th. Every year on this day, since about 1104, any married couple who could prove they had been faithful and loving to one another for one year was awarded half a pig, known as a flitch of bacon. However, very few couples would actually “bring home the bacon!” There are still flitch trials today, but they are only held once every four years. There are historical references to this day as far back as 1104, and it was a regular civic event in Dunmow by the late 1800’s. Eventually, those who settled in America, brought the tradition with them. Flitch Trials Great Dunmow is a town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. Originally the site of a Roman settlement on Stane Street, the town thrived during the Middle Ages. Many buildings survive from this period, including a sixteenth century town hall. Four-yearly ritual of the Flitch Trials The town is famous for its four-yearly ritual of the Flitch Trials, in which couples must convince a jury of six local bachelors and six local maidens that they have never wished themselves un-wed for a year and a day. If successful the couple are paraded through the High Street and receive a flitch of bacon. The last flitch trials were held in the town in the summer of 2004, with the next scheduled for 2008. The custom is ancient, and is mentioned in the Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Custom of Giving a Flitch of Bacon A custom of giving a flitch of bacon to any married couple who would swear that neither of them, in a year and a day, either sleeping or waking, repented of their marriage.

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3V Distributing, Conrad MT ....................... C11 87 Rentals, Shepherd MT.............................A8 Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .................A2 Action Toys, Billings MT ............................. C16 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman MT ........................................ C44 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls MT .....A27 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls MT .. C20 Ag Wise, Kremlin MT ..................................A32 Aldrich Lumber Co., Billings .........................B6 American Manufacturing, Hogeland ...........A28 AWS Air Reels, Temp Farm Equipment Mitch ON Canada ................................................. C24 Badland Truck Sales, Glendive MT .............. C9 Bass Auction Co. Inc., Lewistown MT ...........B4 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank MT ......................B22 Ben Taylor, Valier & Shelby MT .................... C7 Bench Industries, Great Falls MT ........A3, C34 Big Equipment Co., Havre MT ................... C15 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad MT .................. C5 Big Sky RV, Bozeman MT ...........................A40 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn MT ................................................................B9 Billings Farm & Ranch Supply, Billings MT ....... ...............................................A3, B10, B15 Bouma Truck Sales, Choteau, Great Falls MT .. .......................................................INSERT Brandt Agricultural Products LTD................A10 BTI Feeds, Cut Bank MT ............................. C7 Buckley Auction MT ..................................... C6 Bull Mountain Fencing, Yoder, Dan, RoundupMT .........................................................A20 Burks Tractor, Twin Falls, Caldwell ID.A12, C42 C&B Operations, LLC, Circle, Culbertson, Glasgow, Plentywood MT ......................A21 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls MT...B10 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula MT ..............A15 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ..................B16 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks MT... ..............................................................A18 Courtesy Ford, Conrad MT ........................ C32 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston MT...........B11 Crazy Mountain Fabrication, Travis Klein, Big Timber MT ............................................ C32 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank MT ...................... C41 David J Heine & Associates, Kalispell MT...C42 DBL Sales & Service, Dave & Brock Linker, Coffee Creek MT.........................................A44 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby MT....................B24 Dietz Auto & Truck Salvage, Billings MT .... C24

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Direct Ag Network, LLC Dan Thome, Billings MT ........................................................ C26 Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman MT A38 Dust Master, Gruber Excavating, Inc, Clancy MT ........................................................ C37 Empire Equipment, LLC, Canyon Creek.... C28 Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls MT ..... .....................................................C12, C13 Exchange Services, Inc, Whitefish MT .......B23 First State Bank, Shelby MT .......................A36 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton MT......A23 Fisher Truck & Equipment, Scobey MT.......A28 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power MT ......A11, C3 Fort Benton Realty, Fort Benton MT .......... C40 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness MT ...................B18 Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls MT ................A13, A29, A44, C2, C25, C33 Frontline Ag Solutions Dillon, Dillon MT .....A35 Frontline Ag Solutions, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dillon, Lewistown, Havre, Chester, Great Falls, Belgrade, Livingston MT .......... ..................................................... A36, A37 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad MT ....B2 Gateway Arch & Fence, Wayne Thiem, Bozeman MT .........................................................A41 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy MT ...... C41 Great Falls Fence, Great Falls MT ............. C38 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier MT...C1 Gruber Excavating, Inc, Dust Master, Clancy MT ........................................................ C37 Harris Custom Swathing, Conrad ...............A25 Havre Ford, Havre MT ............................... C39 Hedman, Inc, Brett Hedman, Grass Range MT ..............................................................A33 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East Helena MT ................................................................B8 Henke Enterprises, SprayFlex & Big Dog Mowers, Chester MT....................................A23 Hi-Line Rental, Havre MT ...........................A28 Highline Communications, Cut Bank MT ... C18 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls MT ............. .............................................B19, B20, B21 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank MT ...B7 Hwy 12 Equipment & Repair, Baker MT .....B11 Hygrade Engineering, Columbia SD.......... C18 Iron Horse Express, Coffee Creek MT..........B6 J Bar T Bins & Steel Buildings, Jeremiah Johnson & Thad, Chester MT ................................B5

Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook MT ..C14, C16 Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte MT...........A2 Joe Judisch Custom Swathing & Baling, Conrad .........................................................A15 Krogmann Mfg. ...........................................B16 Lane Judisch Swathing, Conrad ...................A2 Lee’s Trapworks, LTD, Swift Currant Canada...C4 Lemken, T&T Farm Supply, Chester MT.......B1 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown MT .....A38, C43 Lewistown Rental, Lewistown MT ...............A28 M & R Seed Cleaning, Watford City, ND ...... C8 M & W Machine, Three Forks MT .............. C31 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls MT...C30 Mission Valley Rentals, John Dark, Polson MT. ............................................................... C3 Mohrlang Fabrications, Brush CO ..............A22 Montana Holster & Shoulder Rig, Norm Schertenlieb MT ......................................B2 Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Helena MT...C40 Montana Metal Fabrications, Great Falls MT .... ............................................................. C18 Montana Post Driver, Gold Creek MT .........B14 Montana Quality Structures, Stevensville MT ... ............................................................. C31 Montana Shed Center, Great Falls MT .........B5 Motor Power, Great Falls MT ..................... C36 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade MT ............B24 Mountain View Metal Works, Wilsall MT .....A14 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville MT ..............................................................A23 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup MT.... ..............................................................A43 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade MT .... C35 New Homes of the Future, Billings MT .........A4 NM Machinery, Missoula MT ........................B6 North Star Equipment, John Myers, Simms MT ............................................................. C31 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank MT ............... C19 Northern Ford, Cut Bank MT ..................... C19 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls MT ......... C27 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point MTC29 Northwest Plastics, Libby MT .....................A10 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton MT .A42 Powerhouse Equipment, Floweree MT .......A24 Precision Truck & Trailer, Havre MT ............A40 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula MT... ..............................................................A31 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser MT ....B11

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RDO Equipment, Kalispell, Missoula, Ronan MT ........................................................ C17 Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell MT........ ..............................................................B15 Rockwell Scales, Simms MT ..................... C11 Roger Rader, Inc, Sun River MT.................A38 Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond MT ........................................................ C17 Severinsen Irrigation, Fairfield MT ............... C6 Shop Specialties, Valier MT ....................... C28 Shortline Ag, Scobey MT. A34, B2, C2, C6, C8 Sod Buster Sales, Polson MT ............C10, C32 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ..... C16 Steel Etc, Great Falls MT...........................A39 Steinhatchee Inc, Lance Nelson, Stevensville .. ............................................................. C17 Stokes Fencing, Conrad MT ...................... C22 Stricks Ag, Chester MT...............................A22 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad MT...C26 Super SmartRooms/Superform ICF, Jerry Gangstad, Avon MT ..............................A25, C38 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls MT ..... C29 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester MT ...........B1 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby MT ..................... C7 Temp Farm Equipment, AWS Air Reels, Mitchell ON Canada .......................................... C24 The Gear House, Helena MT .................... C24 The Truck Shop of Billings MT ................... C37 Three Forks Lumber & Ready Mix, Three Forks MT ........................................................ C27 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester MT.....................B23 Tilleman Equipment Company, Havre MT...C21 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange MT ........................B9 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield MT ............... C9 Tri County Implement, Sidney MT...............B17 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton MT..........A19 Triple T Sales, Chinook MT ...........................B3 TT&E Inc, Victor MT .................................. C22 Van Motors, Conrad MT................................B9 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester MT .......... C23 Warne Chemical & Equipment Co, Rapid City SD ..................................................B14, C4 Weedbusters Biocontrol, Missoula ............ C14 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad MT ................A41 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula MT . ..............................................................A31 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger MT ..........B11 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade MT ....... C38 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow MT .................. B12, B13 Zomer Truck, Conrad MT ................... A16, A17

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Breakthrough toward understanding glyphosate resistance in pigweeds

By K-State Research and Extension News herbicide.” Kansas State University researchers have Gill said the indications are that once a discovered how weeds develop resistance to weed has acquired eccDNA, the resistance the popular herbicide glyphosate, a finding may evolve as quickly as in one generation. that could have broad future implications “We think that the resistance via eccDNA in agriculture and many other industries. is transitory: It can be passed to the weed’s Their work is detailed in an article that offspring and other related weed species,” appears in the March 12 edition of the he said. “We have somehow caught it in Proceedings of the National Academy of between becoming permanently resistant. Sciences (http://www.pnas.org/content/ Eventually, we think that these eccDNAs early/2018/03/08/1719354115), known as can be incorporated into the linear chromoPNAS and considered to be one of the mostsome. If that happens, then they will become cited journals for scientific research in the resistant forever.” world. According to its website, PNAS reThe same K-State group recently pubceives more than 21 million hits per month. lished research on common waterhemp “Herbicide resistance in weeds has been in the scientific journal, Plant Physiola huge problem, not only in Kansas and ogy (http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/ the U.S. but many parts of the world,” said plantphysiol/176/3/1932.full.pdf), reporting Mithila Jugulam, a K-State weed scientist that “a portion of the linear chromosome and co-author of the PNAS article. containing the target gene broke to form a “What we found that was new was how ring chromosome carrying several copies these weeds have evolved resistance to of the glyphosate target gene,” according glyphosate in such a short time. If you look to Jugulam. at the evolution of glyphosate resistance in Armed with their new knowledge, the Palmer amaranth, based on our research, researchers can begin work on developing it appears to have occurred very rapidly.” strategies to negate resistance in weeds. Palmer amaranth and common water“It’s been known that these circular hemp are the two troublesome pigweeds in DNA/chromosomal structures can be unKansas agricultural fields, as well as other stable,” Jugulam said. “What we want to parts of the United States. Glyphosate – explore is, for example, if we do not apply the key ingredient in the popular Roundup glyphosate repeatedly or reduce the selecbrand – is the herbicide that is widely used tion by glyphosate, can we make these for controlling many weeds. But Jugulam ring-structured chromosomes unstable and notes that glyphosate resistance is becoming once again make these plants susceptible more prevalent in many states. to glyphosate.” “We found that glyphosate-resistant The research team notes that farmers Palmer amaranth plants carry the glyphosate should incorporate best management stratetarget gene in hundreds of copies,” Jugulam gies – such as rotating herbicides and crops said. “Therefore, even if you applied an – to reduce weed pressure: “This may allow amount much higher than the recommended evolving resistance to dissipate as we know dose of glyphosate, the plants would not be that these eccDNAs and ring chromosomes killed.” are unstable and can be lost in the absence of Bikram Gill, director of Kansas State herbicide selection pressure,” Jugulam said. University’s Wheat Genetics Resource “Glyphosate has a lot of good characterCenter who has worked in plant genetics for istics as an herbicide molecule,” she added. nearly 50 years, said the researchers knew “The recommendations that K-State and pretty quickly that the genetic makeup of many others are promoting is ‘do not abuse resistant weeds was different. glyphosate.’ Use the recommended integrat“Normally, the genetic material in all ed weed management strategies so that we organisms – including humans – is found do not lose the option of using glyphosate in long, linear DNA molecules, called chrofor the sustainability of our agriculture.” mosomes,” said Gill, another co-author of Funding for this research was provided the study. “But when (K-State researchers) in part by grants from the Kansas Wheat Dal-Hoe Koo and Bernd Friebe, the chroCommission; the Kansas Crop Improvemosome experts on the team, looked at these ment Association; a National Science glyphosate-resistant weeds, the glyphosate Foundation grant received through the target gene, along with other genes actually Wheat Genetics Resource Center; the Kescaped from the chromosomes and formed State Department of Agronomy (College a separate, self-replicating circular DNA of Agriculture); and USDA’s Agricultural structure.” Research Service. Kansas State University Scientists refer to this structure as extraworked in collaboration with researchers at chromosomal circular DNA (eccDNA). Clemson University, the USDA Agricultural Each eccDNA has one copy of the gene Research Service (Mississippi) and Michithat produces an enzyme that is the target gan State University. for glyphosate. The full article can be accessed on the “Because of the presence of hundreds of website for the Proceedings of the National eccDNAs in each cell, the amount of the Academy of Sciences (http://www.pnas. enzyme is also abundant,” Gill said. “Thereorg/content/early/2018/03/08/1719354115). fore, the plant is not affected by glyphosate application and the weed is resistant to the

Cow Appreciation Day

Date When Celebrated : July 15th Today is Cow Appreciation Day. And, that’s no bull! But it is something to “Moo” about. Our appreciation for cows can be expressed in many ways. Some websites suggest you go out and give a cow a big hug and/or a kiss. While it might sound like fun, you don’t have to go to extremes to enjoy this special day. It can be as simple as pausing for a moment to think about cows,

and all that they do for us. Now that we’ve had our moment of silence, it’s time to celebrate. Have an ice cold glass of milk. Add chocolate syrup, if you prefer. Then, fire up the grill, and cook some burgers or a steak. And, don’t forget to get your fill of cheese. Sorry, goat cheese is not allowed today. Note: Restaurants and dairy companies celebrate this day by offering specials. Watch for them, and save.


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New Circle D 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 2 sliding center gates, full bull package, 14-ply tires.......................................................................................................$11,995 New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailers with sliding center gate. 14-ply tires. Bull Package...........................................................................................................$10,995

New Circle D 24-ft. stock trailer, 8K axles, 14 ply tires, 2 sliding center gates, full bull package ..........................................................................................................$13,295 New Hillsboro aluminum 6.8-ft. x 20-ft., 1 sliding center gate............................$15,995

New Circle D pickup flatbeds NEW HEAVY DUTY FLATBED TRAILERS

Diamond C tandem dual, 2 piece with folding beavertail, dual jacks, tool box, engineered I-Beam frame, torque tube........................................................ 32-ft. $12,895 ............................................................... 30-ft. $12,595 ............................................................... 28-ft. $11,895 Circle D 31-ft. (3) 7,000 lb./6 torsion axle, 3 piece folding beavertail, chain basket, dual jacks....................$9695 Circle D 29-ft. tandem dual, 3 piece beavertail, dual jacks, chain basket....................................................$10,395 Diamond C 28-ft. tandem dual, 2 piece beavertail, dual jacks, tool box, engineered I-Beam frame.......$11,995 Circle D 27-ft. tandem dual, 3 piece beavertail, dual jacks, chain basket.......................................................$9995 Circle D 25-ft. (2) 7,000 lb. torsion axles, dual jacks, chain basket, 3 piece beavertail...................................$7695

NEW GOOSENECK TILT TRAILERS

(2) Diamond C 25-ft. partial tilt, (2) 7,000 lb. axles, tool box......................................................................$7595 Diamond C 24-ft. full tilt deck-over power tilt, (2) 7,000 lb. axles, tool box.....................................................$8995

NEW BUMPER PULL TILT TRAILERS

Diamond C 24-ft. full power tilt deck-over, (2) 7,000 lb. axles...................................................................$7995 Diamond C 22-ft. partial tilt.....................................$6495

New LOOK Enclosed Trailers Excellent Selection On Hand

Large Trailer Parts Inventory

Circle D flatbeds, gooseneck hitch plate, lights, headache rack, rear skirt. Black 7x7..................................................................$1650 71/2x81/2...........................................................$1650 71/2x9..............................................................$1700 8x9..................................................................$2000 8x11................................................................$2350

G ll steel flatbeds TURNOVER BALL A hitch when you need it... A level bed when you don’t

COMPANION™

Prices on New Units good on In Stock Units ONLY! PRONGHORN UTILITY Stop in or call for more info. IN STOCK NOW!!! LOTS OF NEW BUMPER PULL UTILITY TRAILERS 5-ft. x 8-ft. to 83” x 14-ft. Prices Range from $1425 - $2295

5th WHEEL RV HITCH

Mounts to rails bolted under the bed, or attaches easily to B&W’s turnover ball gooseneck hitch. Easy adjustment of height & lateral positions.

New Diamond C car haulers 3500, 5200 & 7000# axles 16-ft. 18-ft. & 20-ft. IN STOCK

Axles • Springs • Lights • Fenders • Straps • Tie-downs Jacks • Bearings & seals • Etc.

MISCELLANEOUS USED EQUIPMENT

2015 Sundowner 3-horse slant with living quarters, never used. New: $28,995 ............. NOW: ............................ $19,995

NEW DUMP TRAILERS

New Diamond C 14-ft. gooseneck........................$9995 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull with tarp........$8895 New Travalong 14-ft. gooseneck.......................$11,895 New Travalong 14-ft. bumper pull......................$10,895

2006 Circle D 24-ft. stock trailer . .....................................$4995 1994 Diamond D 20-ft. stock trailer ...........................$4995

USED SEMI TRAILERS

2002 GMC 6500 Cat 3126 7 speed diesel, 190 hp, 15ft. Leland Roustabout bed, 30,000# Tulsa winch, 12,000# Ramsey winch, gin poles, 96,000 miles ............$12,995

Load King lead trailer, 42-ft., triple axle....................................$29,000 & pup.................................$17,500 As a pair............................$45,000

1992 Wilray heavy duty flatbed trailer, 45,000 lb. GVW, 24-ft. beavertail.... ............................................ $8500 1996 Featherlite aluminum 3-horse slant w/walk-in compartment, LIKE NEW, one owner, original tires, been shedded ....... $9750

2010 Circle D 16-ft. gooseneckstock trailer, new tires .$3895

2014 Circle D 6x18-ft. enclosed trailer, rear swing-out door, side door, insulated with shelving inside ...........$6500

2003 Ford V10 automatic, with NEW Hydrabed ........$21,995

Donohue 16-ft. 7x16 goosneck stocktrailer ................. $3500

2 horse bumper pull ............. $1400

4x7’ Heavy Duty Trailer Mats $65 each

1994 International 4900 flatbed, air brakes, diesel, 9 speed, tool boxes ....................$9595

2016 LOOK 8x18-ft. cargo trailer, V-nose ........................$7000

Triple T Sales

1991 Load King 20-ton equipment trailer, 19-ft. with 5-ft. beavertail.... ............................................ $6995

1994 Load King 43-ft. triple axle belly dump................... $19,000

Detachable neck lowboy 20ft. well, ramps on back, 10.00x15 tires, swing-out extensions ..............$12,995

2002 Trail King 24-ft. tilt trailer, 40,000 GVW..............$9500

1992 Interstate 24-ft. tilt deck, 20-ton equipment trailer.... ................................$8500

2003 Ranco 40-ft. double gate, bottom dump trailer. ............................$17,500

2002 Container chassis, like new.............................$7500

2006 Wilson 8.5-ft. x 53-ft. drop deck trailers...................... $19,995

Give us a call about any of our trailers or let us find what you need!

Contact Dave Taylor: 406-357-2166

Chinook, MT

PJ 82”x16-ft. utility trailer .$2495

Home Phone - 406-357-2162 Highway 2 West, Chinook, MT 1/2 miles west of Chinook

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Morris 50-ft. harrow. 1996 Chevrolet Cheyenne regular cab pickup, 4x4, V6, automatic, air conditioning..................................$3500 John Deere S670 combine and 40-ft. header with pickup reel, GPS, mapping, Pro Drive, fine cut chopper and power tailboard, contour feederhouse, 1270 engine hours, 906 separator hours. Excellent shape. Call home 406-627-2202 or cell 406-289-0018, Ledger, MT

POLYURETHANE FOAM INSULATION Are your calving barns cold and drafty???

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Homes, barns, quonsets, shops, etc. LeRoy Hanson Doug Morgan (406) 590-2874 (406) 590-8336 Choteau, Montana Choteau, Montana

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Serious collector looking for any old stoneware whiskey jugs, crocks, etc. with advertising from Montana towns and cities on them.

If you have something laying around, contact me and let’s talk! Call or text (406) 788-7851 or email me at adbliss@3riversdbs.net

Aluminum HILLSBORO Stock Trailers, 10 year Warranty

Starting at $18,299

BLOW OUT!!! on ATV holdovers

Agents, specialists prepare for 21st century Extension work

By NDSU Extension Service One day last summer, Alicia Harstad felt agronomy meetings and other educational like she’d stepped into a scene from the events. “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale. Agriculture and Natural Resources Harstad, North Dakota State University Academy (NDSU) Extension’s agriculture and natural The North Central Agriculture and Naturesources agent in Stutsman County, was ral Resources (ANR) Academy is another standing next to a Palmer amaranth plant way NDSU Extension ANR agents and that towered over her. specialists prepare themselves for Extension Like the fairy tale beanstalk, Palmer amawork in the 21st century. This multisession, ranth is a fast-growing plant; it can shoot up multivenue training program was born at the 2 to 3 inches per day in optimum conditions. 2012 North Central Cooperative Extension A single plant can grow to be 8 to 10 feet Association meeting of ANR program leadtall and 6 feet in diameter and produce up to ers with an idea from Charlie Stoltenow, 1 million seeds per plant. This aggressive, NDSU Extension’s assistant director for invasive weed has reduced yields up to 91 ANR. percent in corn and 78 percent in soybeans “Agriculture is changing rapidly, and so in other states, and it’s very prone to being are the expectations on Extension staff on resistant to herbicides. campus and in the field,” he says. “SuccessHarstad was among 37 people from North ful specialists and educators are far more Dakota, including 15 Extension agents, than technical experts. They are trusted Extension specialists and North Dakota brokers of science-based information, efSoybean Council members, who traveled fective adult educators, catalytic leaders, by bus to Nebraska in August 2017 to learn project managers, critical thinkers, technical strategies University of Nebraska specialadvisers and more. These characteristics are ists, agricultural consultants and producers skills that can be learned but they must also use to combat Palmer amaranth. North be nurtured and grown.” Dakota is one of the few states without the NDSU Extension agents Angie Johnson weed, and North Dakotans would like to of Steele County and Katelyn Hain of Nelkeep it that way. son County were selected to join colleagues This opportunity also is an example of from South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, the many ways NDSU Extension agriculture Nebraska, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Michiand natural resources agents and specialists gan, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana for the 2017 gain the skills and knowledge they need to academy. During their first three-day sesengage with producers and others in the sion in Des Moines, Iowa, they discussed agricultural industry and help them improve agricultural production in their states, then their lives and livelihoods. broke into self-selected teams to focus on The visit to Nebraska was the first time issues of mutual interest and expertise. many on the bus had seen a live Palmer Their discussions led to the development amaranth plant. of tools for Extension agents and special“We’ve talked about it for a while but ists to teach producers about soil health going and actually seeing it in person was and water quality, agricultural technology, a real eye-opener,” Harstad says. “This is equipment sanitation, how to understand as bad as people make it out to be.” agricultural research results and agricultural If Palmer amaranth invades North Dasustainability. kota, it could change the way farmers grow During their next three sessions, they crops, especially soybeans, according to learned about precision agriculture, soil NDSU Extension sugar beet agronomist health and how soils are changing, and Tom Peters, who was among those on the toured a large corn and seed breeding trip. company in Iowa, a large corn and soyPalmer amaranth is particularly hard to bean wholesale seed company in Indiana, control in soybeans, and the cost of control the Kellogg Biological Research Center would make soybeans unprofitable to grow, in Michigan, and General Mills’ corporate he notes. For instance, the average cost of headquarters and the Gold Medal Flour Mill season-long control of Palmer amaranth in in Minnesota. Between sessions, the teams Nebraska is $144 per acre. For comparison, met online. North Dakota producers spend $48 per acre “Because of the academy, I now have to control kochia, a very troublesome weed. colleagues across 12 states who can help “If this is a challenge for us, think about me with production questions or issues what $144 per acre would be,” Peters says. that arise here in North Dakota,” Johnson The best part of the visit for him was says. “Our producers work so hard here in hearing agricultural consultants and a North Dakota to produce the best food and farmer talk about their weed control and feed in the world, and now I have a better crop yield goals, crop rotation, cover crops, understanding of what it takes to get it from and types of manual and chemical controls the field to the grocery store. they use. For the Nebraska farmer, manual “Farming is not easy, and it is changing control means daily scouting for Palmer at a rapid pace,” she adds. “I need to be at amaranth and hand-pulling plants before the top of my game for the producers of the weed can spread throughout his fields. Steele County in order to fulfill Extension’s Even before returning home, the North mission of providing education to make a Dakota Extension agents and specialists positive impact on our communities and used what they learned to start developtheir livelihoods.” ing PowerPoint presentations, handouts, problem-based learning scenarios, and other ##### teaching resources to increase awareness Massachusetts of and ability to identify Palmer amaranth, Whether you’re in Gillette Stadium or and methods of controlling it. That effort Fenway Park, you’ll probably never hear resulted in five educational modules. just half of the “Star Spangled Banner.” The agents and specialists held a trainSinging or playing the national anthem other the-trainer workshop for Extension staff in than as a whole and separate composition January 2018 to introduce the new materiis punishable by a fine no more than $100. als to colleagues, get feedback and make ##### improvements. Soon after that, agents In 2008, Fargo, North Dakota, hosted the began presenting the information at winter largest pancake feed in the world.


Healthy soil buffers human inadequacies

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Production practices initiated were to Perhaps a healthy soil is a good buffer to reduce soil disturbance, increase plant diour own inadequacies. versity, add animal diversity, maintain living As we know, water storage and availabilroots to feed soil organisms, and cover soil ity are necessary for soil health and forage with plants and plant residues. The drought growth. in the 2017 growing season was a good Ten years ago, the Dickinson Research test for the project. The cropping system Extension Center (DREC) implemented a showed how the increased water infiltration cropping system on a quarter of land. The and plant nitrogen availability decreased the system changed the rate of average water impact of the 2017 drought. infiltration into the soil from 1.3 inches per Noticeable field production was evident hour to 10.2 inches per hour, an increase in 2017, despite precipof 685 percent. Additionitation totals less than ally, the projected average one-half of normal. The plant-available nitrogen diverse rotations mainincreased from 100 to 175 tained adequate producpounds per acre, a 75 pertion on seeded annual cent increase. crops, while gain per acre Soil is a biological syson beef grazing annual tem that depends on the crops exceeded 2 pounds recycling of nutrients to per day. The improved sustain microbial action forage production allowed beneath the soil surface the center to maintain and provide nutrients for stocking rates despite the above-ground production. dryness. The balance between the ground surface Could these management practices be iniand below-ground interaction is essential tiated on a larger scale? Would the result be for soil, allowing water infiltration, nutrient added revenue for producers and a stronger cycling and erosion reduction. rural economy? How can producers respond? To answer A need exists to develop agro-ecosystems that question, the center collaborated with that optimize the balance between foragethe Soil Conservation Districts and Natural based and grain-based crop/livestock sysResources Conservation Services in Billtems reflective of the many individual ings, Dunn and Stark counties in North ecosystems. These integrated systems must Dakota and established the Southwest North be synergistic to the native and agronomic Dakota Soil Health Demonstration Project plant communities, providing the base for (2008-2016). The project evaluated existing future beef production. organic matter within the soil to help unBeef producers need to think “outside the derstand the level of feeding soil microbes box” and link the components of agricultural that improve water infiltration and nutrient cycling. CONTINUED ON PAGE B6

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ITEMS FOR SALE

1999 Ford F550 XLT 4x4, loaded hauler, only 173,000 miles, 7.3 Power Stroke diesel, automatic, A/C, PW/PL & etc., new performance transmission with edge programmer, 3 speed auxiliary transmission, custom exhaust, bumper and grill guard, 95% tires & brakes, cloth interior, hauler bed, gooseneck hitch, clean truck..$25,000

Skytrak 9038 Telehandler 4x4x4, 9000 lb lift, 38-ft. lift height, turbo diesel, bucket and forks. Runs good, some leaks, 1st gear strong....$15,000

Phone 406-777-1435, leave message or 406-369-8508


Healthy soil buffers human inadequacies

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BOXES & BRIDGES

CONTINUED FROM PAGE B5

Overseas Flat Racks and Shipping Containers www.boxesandbridges.com

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Ford 8N with four way hydraulic blade and 5-ft. mower deck.........$2950

Check out our website www.nm-machinery.com for pictures and prices or email Neil at neil.marjerrison@gmail.com • Phone 406-544-2940, Missoula, MT

management systems with value-added opportunities. Producers need to review high-residue cropping systems, grassland systems and livestock systems that will further define, integrate and refine these systems toward a more sustainable production system. For instance, at the center, the integration of rotational grazing increased plant-available nitrogen and overall forage production per acre, allowing for increased beef production that can utilize an integrated cropping system prior to marketing beef cattle. Producers who embrace long-term sustainability of beef and cropping systems will see successes emerge within their production environment. In time, producers will learn that an integrated agricultural system that truly entwines crop, beef and forage production with other managerial practices is beneficial for long-term survival. Only time will tell. Long-term systems research is not easy work for researchers or educators. Regardless, producers certainly have an opportunity to improve soil, the base from which agriculture stems. In fact, Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: “He (the farmer) stands close to nature; he obtains from the earth the bread and the meat. The food which was not, he causes to be.” That connection to the earth, soil, bread

and meat, plus other food, is as real today as it was when Emerson wrote his words. Some would say such quotations are oldfashioned and best left to the English teacher to read in class. But that is not true, not true at all. The soil contains all that is needed to generate inputs for the bread and the meat. Some would say that the soil cannot keep up with the demands of the modern world. So perhaps, at least from a producer standpoint, some effort to rejuvenate soil, to improve its health, to expand its living population of things we fail to comprehend is not a bad idea. Rain comes from places we do not control. But production is a process producers do control, and the incorporation of production practices that reduce soil disturbance, increase plant diversity, add animal diversity, and maintain living roots to feed soil organisms and cover soil with plants and plant residues is a positive step. A healthy soil really is a good buffer to our own inadequacies. May you find all your ear tags. For more information, contact your local NDSU Extension Service agent (https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/ directory) or Ringwall at the Dickinson Research Extension Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601; 701-4561103; or kris.ringwall@ndsu.edu.

National Milk Chocolate Day

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Date When Celebrated : July 28th National Milk Chocolate Day is a special day for a special treat. Are you a “Chocola-holic”? If you are, you look forward to each and every chocolate related holidays. There are lots of flavors of chocolate. Milk chocolate is enjoyed in candies and in baking. Milk chocolate is the favorite of

millions of people. So, its only fitting that it gets its very own special national day. Lest there be any doubt about celebrating this day........ Today should be spent consuming and savoring generous amounts of your favorite milk chocolate treats. Happy National Milk Chocolate Day!

Mutt’s Day

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Date When Celebrated : July 31st It’s Mutt’s Day. Mutts deserve their day in the spotlight, as much as a pure breed. If you own a mutt, or you are a mutt (reading this), then you know this day is for you. By definition a mutt, sometimes called a “Half-breed”, is a dog that is of mixed breed. They come from two to several breeds. Purebred owners, and sometimes the public in general, view them as lesser in many ways. Mutt owners know better. They value the diversity and uniqueness of their mutts. Sure, a mutt doesn’t carry the expensive price tag that a purebred with papers has on its head. To the mutt owner, however, the mutt is invaluable. In addition, mutts don’t walk around needing to prove anything. You won’t see them strutting around any dog shows trying to prove they are the best. To all mutts and mutt owners, we hope you thoroughly enjoy Mutt’s Day. Spend the day relaxing and doing all the things you and your dog like to do. Do so with both of your chins held high. For your mutt is worth a million bucks!

A hot attic means a hot house

When running your air conditioner, make sure your attic isn’t hot, which will warm up ceilings and make it much more expensive to cool your home. Open any attic windows, and invest in a fan that will suck hot air out during the day and pump cool air in at night.


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NEW ITEMS

24-ft. portable corral panels. Tag #BCreek0718.............................................$350 Du-Al loader off International 806. Tag #ANF0718......................................$1950 New PJ trailers for sale. Tag #Wyatt0718. BBP 600 hoist off of single axle truck. Tag #RonBC0718............................$1500 Budweiser truck box for storage. Tag #RonBC0718...................................$4000 B&W turnover ball. Tag #BooBoo0718..........................................................$600 John Deere 9500 combine with 930D draper. Tag #Ralph0718...............$72,000 2010 John Deere 9770 STS combine with 971 engine hours and 671 separator hours. Tag #RalphJ0718. John Deere 940D 40-ft. draper header. Tag #RalphJ0718. John Deere 9510R 4WD tractor, 5 banks of remotes, 1000 PTO, 1300 hours, 800/70R tires. Tag #RalphJ0718 John Deere 590 36-ft. swather. Tag #JeffH0718. 2005 Case IH AFX8010 combine, 14-ft. 3016 pickup header, 14-ft. RakeUp pickup attachment, 45-ft. 2152 draper header with pickup reel. Tag #Kyle0718. Case 1015 14-ft. pickup header with 14-ft. Victory pickup attachment. Tag #KyleS0718. John Deere 730 tractor, narrow front. Tag #ANF0718. 2) Allis Chalmers graders. Tag #Jess0718.............................$6000 for the pair Bazooka 8”x35-ft. auger with PTO drive. Tag #LarryB0718..........................$950 Hesston 65SD 21-ft. header, fits 6450 or 6550 swather. Tag #HarryV0718..$4500 New Holland 21-ft. DSA header, fits New Holland 1100 or 1116 swather. Tag #KemA0718..........................................................................................$4500 New Holland 644 round baler. Tag #Fred0718............................................$5000 1997 John Deere 9600 combine with 930 header, nice shape. Tag #AlanM0718. Lamar 18-ft. car hauling trailer with ramps, 5200# axles. Tag #Glenn0718.$3050 3-point bale unroller. Tag #BigSky0718........................................................$1500 24” culvert, 3 sections. Tag #ANF0718. 3-point snowblower for Allis-Chalmers 170. Tag #J&J0718.........................$1900 John Deere 930 30-ft. flexheader. Tag #ArtH0718...................................$11,000 2011 Cat 420 tractor/loader/backhoe. Tag #Brent0718............................$75,000 RemMax ditch roller. Tag #Brent0718..........................................................$3500 Finn T30 hydroseeder on 2-ton flatbed. Tag #Brent0718.........................$15,000 1994 Ford 700 24-ft. van truck. Tag #Brent0718.........................................$6000 2010 John Deere 624K wheel loader. Tag #Brent0718...........................$97,000 1986 International 560 loader. Tag #Brent0718......................................$22,000 2011 John Deere 304 loader. Tag #Brent0718........................................$67,000 Snow blower for John Deere 304. Tag #Brent0718......................................$7000 John Deere HH80 hammer. Tag #Brent0718..............................................$9500 2012 John Deere drum roller. Tag #Brent0718...........................................$9000 2012 John Deere 73” sheepsfoot roller. Tag #Brent0718............................$8000 2012 Marv Haugen trencher. Tag #Brent0718............................................$5700 John Deere RC78 skid steer mounted mower. Tag #Brent0718.................$5000 2011 Marv Haugen broom. Tag #Brent0718...............................................$4000 2012 Marv Haugen 76 tiller. Tag#Brent0718...............................................$4500 2012 Marv Haugen land plane. Tag#Brent0718..........................................$3500 Cat 650H dozer/crawler. Tag#Brent0718..................................................$46,000 Chieftain screening plant. Tag#Brent0718...............................................$46,000 Pioneer roll crusher. Tag#Brent0718........................................................$27,000 1994 Ford LT9000 dump truck. Tag#Brent0718.......................................$36,000 1999 Kenworth W900 truck. Tag#Brent0718...........................................$26,000 1994 Ford LT900W truck. Tag#Brent0718................................................$22,000 1981 International cement truck. Tag#Brent0718.......................................$3000 1992 Twanco trailer. Tag#Brent0718........................................................$17,500 2012 Cross Country belly dump trailer. Tag#Brent0717..........................$36,000 2013 Cross Country belly dump trailer. Tag#Brent0718..........................$38,000 PJ tilt trailer. Tag#Brent0718........................................................................$6000 2015 Hitachi 50G mini excavator. Tag#Brent0718...................................$79,000 1996 Dodge 2500 fuel pickup. Tag#Brent0718............................................$5000 1994 Chevrolet 2500 fuel truck. Tag #Brent0718........................................$3000 2000 Chevrolet S10 pickup. Tag #Brent0718..............................................$5000 Brillion 10-ft. grass seeder. Tag #Brent0718...............................................$6000 New Holland HW320 windrower with HS16 16-ft. header, 3341 hours, only 400 hours on the header. Tag #Bill0718....................................................$42,000 New Holland 1112 windrower with 3200 hours. Tag #Marty0718............$15,000 Used grapple for Versatile 256 swather. Tag #Mike0718..............................$1500 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 100-ft. booms, John Deere rate controller. Tag #BigSky0718................................................................................................$5500 Haukaas marker for 45-ft. Flexi-Coil air seeder. Tag #BigSky0718..............$3500 John Deere 785 manure spreader, hydra push. Tag #BigSky0718.............$5500 50 pig panels. Tag #D&B0718...............................................................$12.00 ea. Several T-posts. Tag #D&B0718..............................................................$3.00 ea. New Holland 1425 self propelled square baler. Tag #KennyL0718.............$5500 Hutchison 36-ft. conveyor with power unit. Tag #Jess0718.....................$18,000 1993 Chevrolet Corisca 4-door sedan. Tag #Bob0718..............................$9500

COMBINES

2001 Case IH 2388 combine, 2856 hours, 40-ft. 1042 draper header and 1015 pickup header with Sund pickup. Tag #Vince0817.............................$65,000 John Deere S690 combine with only 800 hours. Has all the bells and whistles. Tag #Grant0617...............................................................................$285,000 1997 John Deere 9600 combine, 3300 separator hours, new walkers, 930 rigid header, batt reel. Tag #Abe0916........................................................$48,000 2000 John Deere 9650 combine, conventional machine. Tag #RickW0318. 2013 John Deere S690 combine, 1000 engine hours, 995 separator hours, Premier chopper. Tag #Grant0318. Massey 850 combine with 24-ft. header and air reel. Tag #KenT1117........$6500 2012 John Deere 9770STS combine with JD 940D draper header, 1000 engine hours and 771 separator hours. Tag #Ralph1217............................$255,000 1978 Case 1480 combine. Tag #BlakeS......................................................$8500 Case IH 1680 combine, 30.5x32 tires, good feeder chain. Tag #JackW0418..Call Massey Ferguson 850 combine, 24-ft. header, air reel. Tag #KenT1116..... $6500 2008 John Deere 9770 combine with 36-ft. draper header, new motor, new gearbox, 3000 engine hours and 2200 separator hours. Tag #Terry0817..$155,000 John Deere 105 combine with 24-ft. header. Tag #MikeMc0716.................$1500 2014 John Deere 9770S combine with header. Tag #Ralph0418.

TRUCKS

1983 International 1724 2-ton truck with 18-ft. flatbed with tailgate hoist. Tag #BrokenP0117......................................................................................$5500 GMC 7000 truck with 1500 gallon tank, 16-ft. flatbed, 114,363 miles, 5 speed manual transmission. Tag #Jack0418....................................................... Call 1970 Ford LN600 truck with 18-ft. box and hoist, ShurLok tarp, 4&2 speed, 83,500 miles. Tag #JackW0418................................................................ Call 1994 Top Kick truck with 18-ft. van box, 6-speed trans. Tag #D&B0418.....$8000 1991 Ford F700 truck with 24-ft. van body with tail lift, 427 gas engine, new radiator, 247,727 miles. Tag #D&B0418................................................... Call 1987 GMC truck with gas engine, 24-ft. van body.. Tag #D&B0418. International 160 truck with 14-ft. box and hoist. Tag #D&B0418.................. Call 1984 GMC truck without tail gate, gas engine, 5 speed transmission, 24-ft. van body. Tag # #D&B0418............................................................................. Call 1997 Ford F800 service truck, 8.3 Cummins, 9 speed, air brakes, 5000 lb crane, 246,000 miles. Tag #JasonA0916........................................................ $15,000

SPRAYERS & SPREADERS

2012 Case IH PS100 100-ft. suspended boom sprayer, 100-ft. booms, 1600 gallon tank, excellent shape. Tag #RonH0317........................................$37,000 Summers sprayer for parts. Tag #JackW0418................................................ Call Summers 60-ft. sprayer mounted on pickup. Sprayer has triple nozzles, 8 hp Honda motor. Tag #JackW0418................................................................ Call 2007 New Holland SF216 sprayer, 80-ft. booms, wind screens, rinse tank, mixer tank, 1600 gallon tank, double nozzles. Tag #Dale0318.....................$15,000

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COMBINE & HAY HEADERS

Case IH 1010 straight cut header. Tag #JackW0418...................................... Call Hesston 65SD 21-ft. header, fits 6450 or 6550 swather. Tag #HarryV0717..$4500 New Holland DSA 21-ft. header, fits new 1100 or 1116 swathers. Versatile 4020 header, pickup reel, push frame, for NH bidirectional. Tag #DaveT0916 Case IH 1015 pickup header with a Sund pickup. Unit is like new. Tag #Harry1017...................................................................................................$6500 MacDon 65D 40-ft. header to fit John Deere S690 combine. Tag #Grant0617...... ...........................................................................................................$55,000 New Holland 2300 14-ft. header. Tag #GlennP0816...................................$2500 Versatile 24-ft. header for bidirectional. Tag #EarlC0813 Case IH 1015 pickup header, Sund pickup. Tag #RonD0816......................$6500 Versatile 2400 24-ft. draper header to fit bi-directional tractor. Tag #KerryC0512. ................................................................................................................$500

TRAILERS

1979 Cook 40-ft. belly dump gravel trailer, single gate, completely rebuilt. Tag #Pack0716.........................................................................................$17,500 32-ft. flatbed trailer with ratchets. Great trailer for hauling hay. Tag #DBK1117...... ..............................................................................................................$5500 1978 21-ft. tandem dually 5th wheel trailer, haul Cat D6C. Tag #BK0117....$4500 Fireball gooseneck camper trailer. Tag #VicC0218....................................... $4000

SWATHERS & MOWER CONDITIONERS

Hesston 8100 windrower with 30-ft. DSA header. Tag #BlakeS1117.......$18,000 International 5000 swather with 21-ft. header. Tag #BlakeS1117...............$7500 International 5000 swather with 14-ft. auger header, diesel. Tag #BlakeS1117.... ..............................................................................................................$6500 2001 John Deere 4890 windrower with 16-ft double sickle header, 1700 cutting hours. Tag #Harvey0218...................................................................... $42,000 New Holland 910 swather with 14-ft. header, gear drive. Tag #D&B0418...... Call

2WD & 4WD TRACTORS

Allis Chalmers 7020 2wd tractor with Farmhand F236 loader, 3-pt. Tag #VicC0218.............................................................................................. $6500 John Deere 7330 FWD tractor, loader, grapple, 3-pt, dual PTO, low houred. Tag #Riley0218........................................................................................... $85,000 2008 Case Puma 180 trailer with L770 loader, bucket and grapple, 3-point, 540 PTO, 2289 hours. Tag #Wayne1017...................................................$88,000 Case 1200A 2WD tractor, 3-pt., 540 PTO, 1/2 cab, power steering, power drawbar, new 18.4x30 rear tires, 92 hours. Tag #RodB1217...............................$7500 International 656 gas tractor, 540 PTO, no 3-point, 741 loader, 5302 hours, needs seat. Tag #D&B0418. International W9 tractor, 540 PTO, gas, Koyker loader, great auger tractor. Tag #JackW0418............................................................................................ Call 1993 Versatile 876 (blue) tractor, 20.8x38 duals, weights, manual transmission, only 2438 hours, tractor is immaculate. Tag #JackW0418........................ Call Case 1030 tractor with DuAl loader, 540 PTO. Tag #RichT0418.................$7000 2010 John Deere 85F 83 hp orchard tractor, FWD, runs great. Tag #RichT0418.. ...........................................................................................................$15,000 Versatile 800 tractor with 18.4x38 tires, (2 new tires), manual transmission, 5953 hours. Tag #JackW0418.................................................................. Call John Deere 2010 2WD tractor, loader, 3-pt., PTO. Tag #JerSmt1117........$8500 Case 2870 4WD tractor, 219 HP drawbar horse power, new tires, only 6600 hours. Tag #BrianB1217...............................................................................$18,000 Case David Brown 1212 2WD tractor, 3-pt., backhoe, loader, engine good, needs transmission work. Tag #Alten1116.

MISCELLANEOUS

24-ft. pipe panels. Tag# Joe 0318..................................................................$350 R&L 600 grain cart, 600 bushel tank with fire retardant kit, augers are good. Tag #Randy1117.......................................................................................$13,000 Ag Rain 3570 Big Reel, 4” plastic hose, sprinkler head. Tag #JimH1117...$8500 1999 Royalite 30-ft. RV camper, gooseneck, slide out, sleeps 4, all self contained. Need to see to appreciate. Tag #DaveH0617.........................$17,000 New Fair bale processors & snowblowers. see Huggy Bear Hi-Hog squeeze chute. Tag #VicC0218......................................................... $2000 New Holland 144 windrow inverter. Tag #BlakeS1117................................$3000 Fertilizer Spreader wagon. Tag #VicC0218...................................................... $750 Berkeley pump, 25 hp, 3 phase, control box. Tag #BobC1116.....Price Pending Squeeze chute, good shape. Tag #D&B0418................................................. Call Tulsa 12-ft. flat bed with tail roll and winch. Tag #JackW0418........................ Call New!! Danuser skid steer mounted hammer. Tag #Hug0418...Preseason Price 1987 Holiday Rambler 35-ft. RV, sleeps 6, has new awning, 70,000 miles. Tag #JackW0418............................................................................................. Call Wheatheart Heavy Hitter post pounder. For Sale or Rent. Tag #0616.Call Huggy!!! Golf cart. Tag EPaul0817.............................................................................$3500

ROUND & SQUARE BALERS

New Holland BR780 round baler, twine tie, less than 5000 bales. Tag #GaryC0318. New Holland 660 twine wrap baler, new belts. Tag #NorthStar0518..........$6000 1992 New Holland 2000 big square baler. Tag #ArtH0518......................$12,000 1991 Hesston 550 twine wrap round baler, new tires, new belts, field ready. Tag #BobD0717...........................................................................................$4500 New Holland 664 round baler, twine wrap, Bale Command. Good shape. Tag #JasonA0916................................................................................................ $5500 New Holland 1425 gas, self-propelled baler. Tag #Guy0418......................$6500 1993 New Holland 499 12-ft. pull type haybine. SN 539811. Tag #JohnDR0418. ..............................................................................................................$6000 Case RB562 round baler, net wrap, 6500 bales. Tag #Jaym0318...............$8500 Krone 3x3x8 baler. Only 11,000 bales have been through it. Tag #GaryS1217..... ...........................................................................................................$24,000 2-Massey Ferguson 12 hay baler. As Is. Tag #PatH0218............................. $2000

PLOWS

John Deere 16-ft. plow. Tag #JackW0418...................................................... Call Melroe 33-ft. plow, no wing lift cylinders, Flexi-Coil mounted harrows. Tag #GeraldB0117...............................................................................................$4500 Graham-Hoeme 15-ft. plow, good shanks with shovels, needs depth cylinder. Tag #GuyM0617....................................................................................$1500 2-John Deere 628 28-ft. plow, Noble mounted harrow. Tag #JackW0418...... Call

GRAIN AUGERS

Westfield MK100 10”x61-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #GaryS0917...........$3900 M&W grain dryer with 75 hp electric motor, new bearings. Tag #Vermulum0817.. ..............................................................................................................$7500 Spray-Air 10”x70-ft. grain auger, swing away hopper. Tag #PhilA0916......... $4500 Feterl 7”x27-ft. grain auger with Wisconsin engine. Tag #JackW041.............. Call Westfield 8”x50-ft. PTO auger. Tag #Ruth0418...........................................$1700 Wesco 1310 10”x70-ft. swing away grain, hydraulic drive. Tag #Ruth0418..$3500

BALE MOVERS

New Holland 1048 2-wide bale wagon, 90 bale capacity. Tag #D&B0418..... Call

BACKHOES, LOADERS, SKID STEERS GRADERS, CRAWLERS & EXCAVATORS

Case 680 2WD, tractor, loader, backhoe, extend-a-hoe. Tag #Hug0218 2016 New Wacker Neuson ST track skid steer loader. Tag #LarryB0617. Melroe 811 skidsteer mounted backhoe. Tag #KenBert0916........................ $6500 Badger Hopto trailer mounted backhoe. Tag #Hug1017............................$1500 2016 New Wacker Neuson WL34 wheel loader. Tag #LarryB0617.

LAST MONTH’S NEW ITEM

New Holland 411 disc mower, PTO drive. Tag #Scotty0618.......................$6500 (2) MacDon 36-ft. batt reels, new batts. Tag #StanMC0618..................$2500 ea. Set of 4 John Deere 1010 8-ft. drills, 10” spacing. Tag #Harry0618...........$2500 1000 gallon storage tank. Tag #Harry0618..................................................$1000 100 gallon stock tank, in good shape. Tag #Harry0618.................................$650 625 gallon plastic tank. Tag #Harry0618........................................................$700 New Shaver and Ezee-On pounders available. NEW H&S 1460 16-ft. wheel rake. Tag #Hug0618....................................$19,500 Farmhand 8-bale clamp. Tag #TomS0618...................................................$1600 Farmhand 8-bale clamp. Tag #TomS0618...................................................$1500 Paul calf scale. Tag # TomS0618...................................................................$600 Versatile 4022 22-ft. DSA draper header with 276 Versatile adapter. Tag #FredV0618..........................................................................................$6000 Wahl 8-ft. homemade trailer with expanded metal sides. Good for hauling debris or lawn leaves and dirt. Tag #WahlF0618..............................................$2900 1977 M&W 450A grain dryer. Tag #WahlF0618...........................................$7500 Farm King 10”x70-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #HiddenLake0618.............$3500 Detroit 353 diesel engine. Tag #RogerF0618. 1981 Case IH 1680 combine, has new batteries, needs sieve work. Tag #LonP0618.................................................................................... Best Offer Massey Ferguson 550 combine for parts. Tag #LonP0618................ Best Offer 9-ft. side delivery rake. Tag #BobC0618.........................................................$950 8-ft. 3-pt. snowblower, PTO, Tag #BobC0618...............................................$3500 International 810 pickup header. Tag #BobC0618.....................................$2500 1976 Chevrolet C20 4WD pickup, 350 engine, automatic transmission, 94,000 miles. Tag #Bob0618.............................................................................$2500 1948 Chevrolet truck with 14-ft. grain box. Tag #BobC0618.......................$1500 New Idea 111 fertilizer spinner spreader, PTO drive. Tag #BobC0618........$2500 Victory 12-ft. pickup. Tag #BobC0618...........................................................$600 Box off 1988 Chevrolet 1-ton pickup. Tag #BobC0618...................................$500 Case 451 engine, fits Case 1030, has clutch and alternator. Tag #BobC0618. Completely rebuilt.................................................................................$2500 John Deere 2750 2WD tractor, 3-point, 540 PTO, 245 loader., 5232 hours, has 18.4x30 rear tires. Tag #Art1618........................................................$19,500 John Deere 503 rotary mower with 2 extra blades. Tag #Rusty0618............$800 2004 7-ft. x 22-ft. steel stock trailer. Tag# BO0618. Sunflower 8830 grain cart. Tag #RalphJ0618..........................................$30,000 John Deere 4960 MFD 200+ hp tractor, only 500 hours on new Reman engine, 1000 large PTO, new cab light installed. duals. Tag #ANF0618.........$53,000 Suzuki Bergman motor scooter, 757 miles, excellent unit. Tag #Russ0617..$5500 John Deere 936D 36-ft. draper header. Tag #RickW0618........................$35,000 2004 7-ft. x 24-ft. steel stock trailer. Tag #Beau0618....................................$7500 1981 Ford F250 2WD pickup with service box. Tag #Ruth0618..................$1500 Case 1030 tractor with hole in bucket. Tag #Ruth0618..................................$750 Versatile 400 swather with 20-ft. DSA header and MacDon pickup reel, no cab. Tag #Ruth0618......................................................................................$2500 John Deere 335 pickup sprayer with 35-ft. booms, QuickJet nozzles. Tag #Ruth0618............................................................................................$1250 1979 Peterbilt cabover truck. Tag #Kyle0618..............................................$4500 54-ft. utility van trailer. Tag #Kyle0618..........................................................$7500 1969 GMC 2-ton truck, grain sides. Tag #Kyle0618.....................................$3500 Wilson Pacesetter 57-ft. 3-axle grain trailer, remote ShurLoc tarp. Tag #Kyle0618..........................................................................................$30,000 2009 Case IH 45-ft. draper header for Case 8010. Tag #Kyle0618..........$40,000 Star 48-ft. grain trailer. Tag #Kyle0616......................................................$20,000 1985 Peterbilt truck. Tag #Kyle0616........................................................$25,000 International semi truck. Tag #Kyle0616..................................................$15,000 Westfield 10x50 auger with 32 hp engine. Tag #Kyle0618..........................$4500 Case MX120 tractor with loader/grapple, 3-point, duals, triple remotes. Tag #Kyle0618..........................................................................................$55,000 Star 36-ft. tandem axle grain trailer. Tag #Kyle0618.................................$12,000 John Deere 8560 4WD tractor with Cummins 855 engine, 600 hours. Tag #Kyle0618..........................................................................................$30,000 Big Bud KT450 4WD tractor, Cummins 1150 engine. Tag #Kyle0618.....$47,500 1979 GMC 7000 grain truck with hydraulics endgate. Tag #Kyle0618......$12,500 1984 Chevrolet C70 truck, hydraulic endgate. Tag #Kyle0618.................$12,000 Case IH Concord 5010 50-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, 3400 2-compartment tank, single shoot. Tag #Kyle0618...............................................................$35,000 Big Bud HN250 tractor, Fuller transmission, 24.5x32 duals, 3280 hours. Tag #Kyle0618. New Holland TR70 combine with 22-ft. 960 header. Tag #LarryMc0618....$6500 New Holland 1037 bale wagon. Tag #LyleB0618........................................$3000 Allis Chalmers 650 3-pt. backhoe attachment. Tag #Lyle0618...................$1500 New Holland 499 12-ft. mower conditioner. Tag #JohnDr0618...................$5500 Bale spear for skid steer loader. Tag #Hug0618............................................$650 Bale spear for Furo-Style attachment. Tag #Hug0618...................................$665 7-ft. 3-point box scraper. Tag #Hug0618........................................................$900 NEW!! Danuser hydraulic post hole digger, 9” and 12” auger. Tag #Hug0418...... ............................................................................................Preseason Price Case 105U 97 hp FWD tractor with 3-point, dual PTO, 2050 hours. Tag #Sam0618..........................................................................................$35,000 Vermeer 2300 hydraulic rake. Tag #Sam0618.............................................$9500 Yamaha 760 Jet Ski with trailer. Tag #JasonB0618.....................................$1300 Preg testing chute, partial hydraulic. Tag #BrokenP0618.........................$20,000 Krause 960 34-ft. disc, 20” discs. Tag #JohnA0618....................................$8500 Friggstad B3-31 34-ft. plower, 11/4” shanks. Tag #JohnA0618....................$9500 40-ft. of John Deere drills, 4 10-ft with 10” spacing, steel packers, John Deere transport, markers. Tag #JohnA0618.................................................$12,500 2-John Deere LZB drills, 10” spacing. Tag #JohnA0618.........................$600 ea. Gysler 24-ft. plow with Degelman harrows. Tag #JohnA0618.....................$3500 40-ft. spring tine harrow cart. Tag #JohnA0618...........................................$1500 Melroe 501 42-ft. plow, no wing lift, new tires, 1” shanks. Tag #JohnA0618..$4500 Melroe 36-ft. plow, no wing lift, Honey Bee rod. Tag #JohnA0618...............$4500 Gysler 35-ft. plow with wing lifts. Tag #JohnA0618......................................$4500 1979 International cab-over grain truck, 20-ft. ITB box, Cummins engine, 452,000 miles, tandem axle, 13 speed transmission. Tag #JohnA0618...........$25,000 1975 International 4300 conventional truck, 19-ft. Rtena box, 13 speed transmission, tandem axle, good rubber. Tag #JohnA0618........................$25,000 1997 New Holland 9682 tractor with Cummins N14 360 hp engine, 4688 hours, wired for AutoSteer, full set of rear weights, plumbed for an air seeder. Tag #JohnA0618.......................................................................................$65,000 1986 Case 1660 combine with 25-ft. batt reel header, 2458 hours. Tag #John0618.........................................................................................$25,000 Case 2470 4WD tractor, 18.4x34 duals. Tag #JohnA0618..........................$7500 FarmKing 10x60 swing hopper auger. Tag #JohnA0618............................$9500 Brandt 1070 10” x 70-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #JohnA0618..................$9500 MK tailgate auger. Tag #JohnA0618............................................................$1500 New Holland 1100 swather with 12-ft. header. Tag #Scotty0618................$7500 New Holland 1411 12-ft. discbine. Tag #Scotty0618...................................$7500 John Deere G tractor, tricycle front end, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF0618. John Deere 80 tractor with power steering, 540 PTO. Tag #ANF0618.......$8500 John Deere 3010 gas tractor, 540 PTO, no 3-point. Tag #ANF0618...........$8500 John Deere 3020 tractor. Tag #ANF0618. John Deere 830 tractor. Tag #ANF0618......................................................$9500 John Deere 4520 tractor with PTO. Tag #ANF0618....................................$9500

PICKUPS & CARS

1984 1-ton service pickup, 200 gallon fuel tank, 2WD, 4-speed manual transmission, 103,000 miles. Tag #JackW0417..................................................$4000 Mitsubishi 350 mini pickup truck. Tag #BrokenP0117................................$4000 2015 Dodge 2500 pickup. Tag #VicC0218................................................. $28,000

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KIOTI TRACTORS IN STOCK Kioti CK3510 with KL4010 loader, 4WD hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty..............................COMING IN Kioti CK2610 with KL4010 loader, 4WD, hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty. ............................................$20,000 Kioti DK4510 with KL5510 loader, 4WD, PTO, 3-pt., industrial tires, hydraulic shuttle.................................$24,500 Kioti DK4510 with KL5510 loader, 4WD, PTO, 3-pt., industrial tires, manual transmission........................$23,500 Kioti CS2210 sub compact with SL2410 loader, 4WD hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires.... ............................................$12,678 Mechron 2200 UTV, 4WD, steel dump, box, HD tires, glass window shield, roof.....................................$13,500

MISCELLANEOUS

BEN-SER SE63 63” snow blower with frame. Runs off rear PTO, fits 40-60 hp tractor...........$2500 Running gear.........................$1000 Sprayer, 200 gallon with booms and hand gun, 3-pt..................$1500 Massey Ferguson 302 loader/backhoe.......................................$5500 Shaver HD8 front mount post driver.......................................$1295 Heavy duty post hole auger, 3-pt..... ...........................................$995 Major tractor..........................$1000 Serving Montana for 70 Years Proudly Family Owned & Operated

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New Holland 320 square baler.....For Parts Massey Fergusen 165 complete tractor...................................For Parts Ford 2000 Select-o-Speed...For Parts Oliver 1755, 77 & 1855.. FOR PARTS

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USED TRACTORS

Ford 4000 gas, loader, front blade, Select-O-Speed.....................$3500

NEW Eagle box scrapers New Eagle 560HD..................... $625 New Eagle 566HD..................... $699 New Eagle 672HD..................... $729 New Eagle 784 HD.................... $779

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Tarter Equipment 6-ft. rotary mower...................$1435 5-ft. rotary mower...................$1350 4-ft. rotary mower...................$1165 7-ft. heavy duty disk plow.......$1500 6-ft. heavy duty disk plow.......$1000 3-ft. 1 bottom plow....................$695 (3) 7-ft. rock rakes, 3-point.......$600 (3) 6-ft. rock rakes, 3-point.......$575 7-ft. back blade.........................$475 6-ft. back blade.........................$425 Super Spear quick attach bale spear..................................$499

MISCELLANEOUS ATTACHMENTS

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By Adityarup “Rup” Chakravorty, American Society of Agronomy Outside Asia, no country produces as much rice as does Brazil. It is the ninth largest rice producer in the world. Average annual yields are close to 15 million tons. Rice production in Brazil is a multi-billion dollar industry. It employs hundreds of thousands of people, directly and indirectly. Given the importance of rice farming in Brazil, researchers are working to develop improved rice varieties. “We are looking for rice varieties that satisfy farmers, the industry, and consumers,” says researcher Ariano Martins de Magalhães Jr. A new study explores the progress the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) has made over the last 45 years. Crop breeders developed rice varieties with higher yields and improved sustainability. Magalhães is one of the Embrapa authors of the study. “We test whether the methods used in the breeding programs are helping us reach our goals,” he says. “The study will also help us strategically develop and release new varieties in the future.” According to the study, the Embrapa breeding program has resulted in significant yield gains. Over 45 years, grain yield improved between 0.62-0.73% each year. That translates to thousands of pounds in increased yield for farmers. The breeding program has also developed rice varieties with reduced plant height and time to flowering. “Plant height is an important factor for rice crops,” says Magalhães. “This plant architecture (shorter plants) allowed rice yield potential to double by the end of the 1970s.” In 1972, the average plant was about 38 inches tall. By 2016, average plant height was about 32.5 inches. Breeders also aimed to reduce time to flowering for rice varieties. “Early-flowering varieties are desirable because they need less water and other resources,” says Magalhães. “These varieties also allow more flexibility in planting and harvesting.” According to the study, flowering time was reduced by about 9 days over 45 years. It took 97 days for half the rice crop to flower in 1972. In 2016, half the crop was flowering in 88 days. The researchers also showed that rice varieties that mature quicker could be high-yielding. “Previously, the paradigm was that rice varieties that took longer to mature would have higher yields,” Magalhães says. “In this study, it is evident that some varieties, which mature in 118 days, are more productive than some older varieties that mature in 130 days.” Researchers also look for rice varieties that use natural resources, such as water, more efficiently. That’s important because more than 70% of rice grown in Brazil is irrigated. Two southern states, including Rio Grande do Sul, account for most of the irrigated rice production. “Rice varieties that need lower inputs can bring sustainability,” says Magalhães. Forty-five years is a long time, but Magalhães says the length of the study is important. “We are testing whether plant-breeding efforts have been efficient or not through the years. The longer the time frame analyzed, the more robust the data and findings.” Having dependable, robust data is important. “Plant breeding is an expensive process,” says Magalhães. “It requires time, hard work, and investment.” Each error in the decision-making process can lead to huge losses for stakeholders. Mistakes may be irreversible in a short time span. “It is extremely important to monitor the efficiency of breeding programs,” says Magalhães. “That way we can critically analyze our progress. We can also plan novel actions and strategies to develop and release new cultivars.” Read more about this work in Crop Science (https:// dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/cs/abstracts/58/3/1094). Antonio Costa de Oliveira also worked on the project, a collaboration with researchers at the Federal University of Pelotas. ###### Before the Civil War, schools did not have summer vacation. In rural communities, kids had school off during the spring planting and fall harvest while urban schools were essentially year-round. The long summer holiday didn’t come about until the early 20th century. ##### Epsom salt works great for fertilizing plants.


Drought-tolerant Ceanothus makes a beautiful addition to the garden

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By Kym Pokorny, Oregon State University Ceanothus plants start blooming early in Life is tough for plants sitting in a field spring – ‘Blue Jeans’ begins the first part of without food or water. April – and continues until July, depending Such was the case for wild lilac (Ceanoon the cultivar. ‘Julia Phelps’ and ‘Dark thus) when Neil Bell, a horticulturist for Star’ bloom late April through May. ‘VicOregon State University’s (OSU) Extension toria’ comes on a bit later in May, blooming Service, decided to evaluate the evergreen into June. The latest to bloom are the semishrubs. He planted 45 cultivars at The Ordeciduous types like ‘Marie Simon’, ‘Gloire egon Garden in full sun and poor soil with de Versailles’ and ‘Topaz’, which continue no water or fertilizer. to bloom into July. “We wanted to test their cold-hardiness “One of the things about Ceanothus,” he and, to a lesser degree, the quality of their said, “is that it’s a reliable blue-flowered blooms and pest resistance,” said Bell of the shrub. Getting blue into the landscape can plants he assessed from 2001 to 2005, when be challenging. But when Ceanothus is in the shrubs were not as readily available as bloom, it’s solid, glowing blue. That’s their they are today. biggest attribute.” As Bell took on his evaluation, the most Not close behind, though, is the shrub’s common Ceanothus on the market were the drought tolerance. In Bell’s evaluation, the very large C. ‘Victoria’ (syn. ‘Skylark’) that test subjects received no water at all. In grow about 9 feet tall and 12 feet wide, and home gardens, once the plant’s roots are C. gloriosus, a ground cover species. Those established after the first year, it should be are staples but about a dozen or so – includtreated the same. ing ‘Blue Jeans,’ ‘Marie Simon,’ ‘Dark “Watering is the single worst thing you Star,’ ‘Topaz’ and ‘Tilden Park’’ – now show can do for these plants,” Bell cautioned. up in nurseries regularly. Ceanothus demand well-drained soil, so Most, though not all, scored high in Bell’s prior to planting correct compaction issues trial, proving cold-hardy in Willamette throughout the flower bed. Incorporating 2 Valley’s Zone 8 (10 to 15 degrees) winters. to 3 inches of an organic amendment will They also produced more-than-ample flowhelp with soil quality in the short term. After ers and showed little pest or disease damthat, no amendments or fertilizer are needed. age. In fact, he said, Ceanothus as a group In fact, as a group Ceanothus are known for did well, though some showed a little leaf their nitrogen-fixing ability, which elimiburn after particularly cold winters or when nates the need for nitrogen fertilizer and temperatures plummeted early in the season gives them an advantage in poor-quality, before plants had a chance to harden off. dry soil. “‘Blue Jeans’ is one of the best,” Bell Though most commonly associated with said. “It was never winter damaged and is California and often called California lilac, one of the earliest to bloom. It’s a really CONTINUED ON PAGE B10 cool plant.”

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Barley breeding gets Montana industries hopping

By Andie Creel, Prairie Populist like a long time, but compared to many re“We work on what we think is important, search fields, the fact that one of Sherman’s but we also have our ear to the ground,” team’s ideas can go from the whiteboard to Dr. Jamie Sherman, a professor at Monsomeone’s hands in 10 years is a feat. tana State University (MSU), told us about It’s also one of the best parts of the job. what projects they choose to pursue in her Getting to see their lines of barley go to the barley lab. fields, improving farmers quality and yield, Sherman is the only barley breeder at is a wonderful part of the job, Sherman said. MSU. And in a state like Montana, where And these benefits don’t stop at the barley is in our veins, our cow’s veins and farmer. Montana is beginning to see a shift our beer, it is easy to conclude she has a lot away from the brewing giants that started of projects on her list. to dominate the industry a couple decades There is no short summary of her team’s ago. Now, with around 68 breweries and 15 projects. distilleries throughout Montana, contributA lot of research operates at the 30,000ing to the employment of more than 10,000 foot view, providing information for polipeople, Montana’s beer is becoming an cymakers and influencers, hoping they’ll economic force. listen. But Sherman and her team work diWith the rise of the beer industry (http:// rectly with growers and maltsters around the prairiepopulist.org/montana-craft-brewerstate, breeding barley for the whole industry. ies-part-1/), farmers are also able to add “We provide direct service to the people value to their barley crop by getting the of Montana,” Sherman said. equipment to malt their barley themselves Of course, she breeds for malt. If you’ve and sell it directly to the brewer. The coordidriven around the roads in Montana, you’ve nation among growers, maltsters, and brewseen the stickers: “No Barley, No Beer”. ers can still improve, but the opportunity is But her lab also works on the food side, there. And in a proud state, all Montanans since barley is very nutritious, particularly would take advantage of the opportunity to for your heart. One area with potential is reach for a Montana-made beer. purple barley, which has high protein and Lab Director Hannah Turner showed us antioxidants. To top it off, they also work around the Barley and Malt Quality Lab, on forage barley for livestock. which not only runs tests for Sherman’s “Each end-use requires very different work but also can run tests for maltsters traits that don’t overlap and are sometimes around the state. The process tests the in conflict,” Sherman explained. quality of different malts, allowing local Her lab is breeding lines of barley that maltsters to better understand how to imserve all the purposes of Montanans, but prove their process and the barley breeding there is no magic bullet. They’re constantly program how to improve barley. working on different strains of barley for The barley industry knows that Sherdifferent industries. man’s work is worth their investment. Her With warmer, longer summers, Sherman funders include the Montana Wheat and has also started looking into winter barley. Barley Committee, the American Malting Similar to winter wheat, it would be planted Barley Association and the National Brewin the fall and then get a great head start in ers Association. the spring. Because of this, winter barley Montanans in the field bring problems to can be harvested about a month earlier. Sherman and her team. And she works on From the looks of it, the number of them. Why? above-90-degree days in Montana just “So agriculture remains the economic keeps increasing. These high-heat days hurt force it is in Montana,” Sherman told us. the quality of barley, but winter barley could Maybe, after all, there is a simple sumavoid the heat strokes that come at the end mary of what she’s working on. of the summer. Special Thanks to Dr. Jamie Sherman The catch? Winter barley needs to survive and Lab Director Hannah Turner for taking the winter and currently, there are no welltheir time to explain this process to us! You adapted varieties. But Sherman is hopeful can find out more about their work here at that one day, Montana will be able to begin http://montana.edu/barleybreeding. utilizing winter barley. Statistics and employment numbers are However, seeds may not be on the shelf from the American Malting Barley Associaimmediately. It takes around 10 years for a tion. line to come to fruition. Which may sound

Drought-tolerant Ceanothus makes a beautiful addition to the garden CONTINUED FROM PAGE B9

Ceanothus is native to the entire West Coast from southern California up into British Columbia, as well as deciduous species in the Midwest and eastern U.S. Blue blossoms are by far the most common, but flowers also show up in white and pink. Size and shape are variable, too. “Because of ‘Victoria,’ everyone thinks of Ceanothus as a gigantic shrub,” Bell said, “but there’s a great range of sizes, from ground covers on up.” There are a lot of reasons to grow Ceanothus, Bell added. “They’re tolerant of poor, dry soils,” he said. “They’re evergreen for the most part. You can get a long bloom season if you choose correctly. They have extraordinary flowers that attract swarms of beneficial insects, so the plant has ecological value. And now we know many of them are hardy here

in the Pacific Northwest. They’re pretty extraordinary plants.” More of Bell’s research can be found on OSU’s Northwest Plant Evaluation Program website (http://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/content/ceanothus-evaluation-landscapes-western-oregon). Sizes and shades of commonly available Ceanothus ‘Blue Jeans,’ 8 feet tall and wide, violet blue ‘Dark Star,’ 8 feet tall and wide, cobalt blue ‘Julia Phelps,’ 5 feet tall and wide, dark lilac blue ‘Victoria,’ 9 feet tall and 12 feet wide, cobalt blue C. gloriosus, 2 feet tall and 6 feet wide, light blue ‘Topaz’, 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide, medium blue ‘Marie Simon,’ 4 feet tall and wide, pink


Odde receives award from KC Ag Business Council

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By K-State Research and Extension News Ken Odde, former department head and currently a professor in Kansas State University’s department of animal sciences and industry, has been presented the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence. The award is given annually by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City, which also recognized Lowell Mohler, the former director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. “These individuals have had a positive and lasting effect proven on the millions of acres they have worked and the tremendous resale values they maintain. on our community,” said Robert Thompson, chair of the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City. “They are strong examples of what being an advocate for agriculture can accomplish.” Odde has spent his career serving the animal industry including the last 11 years leading K-State’s department of animal sciences and industry. During his tenure as department head, undergraduate enrollment grew from 793 students in 2007 to 1,226 students in 2017 while also increasing faculty and research productivity. Under his leadership, $32 million in new and renovated facilities were added to the department. Odde earned a bachelor’s degree at South Dakota State University prior to serving as an officer and platoon leader in the U.S. Army. He later obtained a master’s degree and then Introducing Vermeer N-series balers – the newest models in the flagship line from the simultaneously completed veterinary and doctoral degrees company that started it all. Heavy-duty components provide superior strength and at Kansas State University. The Vermeer R-series twin basket rakes (R2300 and R2800) are for customers who need to cover lots of acres in a durability. Smart features like the available automatic pickup clutch and auto lube system very short period of time. Built for performance and durability, these machines help to achieve faster dry down and After 11 years in research and teaching at Colorado State further extend life. What’s Plus, more, they’re backed byare the best distribution network in the make tightly rolled bales that preserve quality, shed water and machine transport easily. these machines University and eight years with Pfizer Animal proven on Health the millions ofand acres they have worked and the tremendous resale valuesbalers they maintain. industry. Vermeer 604N/605N are here to stay. AgSpan, he became head of the department of animal and EQUIPPED TO Vermeer, the Vermeer logo and Equipped to Do More are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. DO MORE. © 2016 Vermeer Corporation. All Rights Reserved. range science at North Dakota State University, serving in that role for two years. 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National Hot Dog Day

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Date When Celebrated: July 23 John Deere 568 baler, through shop.................................$18,500 National Hot Dog Day celebrates one of America’s favorTechno 980, 814-wheel bale mover .....new ........raking ......SPROCKETS .....wheels................$12,500 ...................ON .......HAND $32,500 New Holland rake, PULLEY & WELD-ON NEW & USED EQUIPMENT ite summer sandwiches. It is only Vermeer 6650 Rancher, baler................................Red ..........Rhino .......NEW, 8 round hay bale trailer...60 ......Heavy ............chain, ............50 ......chain $7,500 80 chain, 60 chain, NEW Vermeer R2800, hydraulic rakes...........................IN STOCK Cut to Length fitting that this dog gets its day. NEW Vermeer R2300, rake.............................................IN STOCK We Sell & Repair Baler Belts Vermeer 605 N.................................................................IN STOCK Its summertime. Hot dogs are Vermeer 605M, net, twine, floats, ramps..........................$18,900 All Makes & Models center stage on the grill, and at Vermeer Rebel 5500, twine, rebuilt pickup.........................$7,500NEW & USED EQUIPMENT Vermeer Sales DEMO JD 566, twine only..................................................Vermeer ................$5,000 605N net, Trendline twine, floats.................................USED picnics all across America. They NEW Wheatheart Heavy Hitter Post Driver,....New ............Vermeer ......CALL R2300’s ................................................................COMING IN 406-778-3777 (shop) – Baker, MT ..............$32,500 Techno 980, 8 bale mover....................................Vermeer are at the ballpark. They are sold 605XL, completely rebuilt...................................$14,600 (cell) Greg 406-978-3777 Red Rhino, 8 round hay bale trailer.......................................$7,500 Vermeer 555, rebuilt............................................................$9250 from carts on street corners in every Morris 900 8 bale mover...................................................$19,500 city. It’s not hard to find them. We Beltec digger, multi-auger......................................................$3300 Worksaver 3 pt post pounder............................................... $1850 consume hundreds of millions of hot dogs on the Fourth of Used parts for 605F - 505I - 605J - 605K - 605L July alone. Enjoy National Hot Dog Day to the fullest. Have a couple of hot dogs for lunch or dinner. And, don’t forget to cook a few on a stick at the evening campfire. NEW & USED EQUIPMENT What’s in a hot dog? Don’t ask, and we won’t tell. SomeVermeer 605N baler............................................................. NEW times, its best if you don’t know. 2-Vermeer R2300 twin rakes.................................................. NEW John Deere 567, twine, floats, new sprockets and chains, 19,000 Happy National Hot Dog Day! bales...................................................................................$8500 How many Hot Dogs do we eat? 2-Vermeer R2800 rakes........................................................ NEW 2-Vermeer 1224 wheel rake.................................................. NEW We consume so many hot dogs, in so many venues, that the Net Wrap Bargain - Lowest Price for the Industry’s best National Hot Dog and Sausage Council hesitates to forecast Net Wrap 64” x 7000-ft...............................................Call for Price Net Wrap 67” x 7000-ft...............................................Call for Price consumption. But, it does report that each year we buy over Plastic Twine RB140......................................................Call for Price 837 million packages of hot dogs at retail outlets, and over 24 million hot dogs at baseball stadiums alone.

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New Holland Equipment

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IN STOCK County “Lease Returns”

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USED SELF PROPELLED SPRAYERS

USED WINDROWERS

2006 New Holland HW305S with HS18 auger header, 1290 hours............................................... Just In 2013 Case IH 160 100-ft. suspended booom, windscreens, 480/80R38 tires, Trimble 750 controller w/Field IQ, 1600 gallon................................................................................................................................$39,000 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139.. ............................................................................................................................................................$5500 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft., 1500 gallon wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, FlexControl, dual nozzles, windscreen. #USNH00.......................................................................................................$20,000

USED AIR DRILLS

New Holland SD550 60-ft. folding drill, 12” spacing, 5.90 x15 Concord packers, double shoot, variable rate with SC430 tow between tank, 430 bushel. #UDNH29................................................$69,000 2005 New Holland SD440 58-ft., 12” spacing, 550# trips, 51/2” rubber packers, 4350 tow between cart, double shoot. #UDNH25.........................$89,000 2003 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 9” spacing, 550 lb trips, 31/2” steel packers, single shoot with steath bodies, 3450 tow between air cart, dual fan, variable drive, 30.5x32 tires. #UDF254..........................$65,000 1999 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 12” spacing, double shoot, 4” VW spread, Goose shooter, 2340 tow between, variable rate drive, 5.5” rubber packers. #UDF244................................................$50,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 57-ft., 9” spacing, 550# trips, stealth bodies, 2320 tow between cart. #UDF237.$35,000 2010 Seed Master 5012 5-sections, precision seeding, 50-ft., 12” spacing, double shoot carbide sideband openers, 400 bushel Ezee-On cart...... ................................................................. Just In

2008 Apache AS1010 1880 hours, 100-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank, Envisio Pro monitor, Auto steer, AutoBoom, 215 hp Cummins diesel. #USAP30... ..............................................................$110,000

1999 Case IH 8312 12-ft. discbine, rubber/steel conditioner..................................................$7500

USED ROUND BALERS

2011 New Holland BR7090 round baler, twine and net wrap, wide pickup, 1000 PTO, float tires, 13,433 bales....................................................... $17,000 2009 New Holland BR7090 wide pickup, twine and net, float tires, #UHN136........................ $24,000 1999 Hesston 856T 5x6 bales, 75” wide pickup, bale kicker. #UHHS43..................................... $11,500 1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $5500

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2013 New Holland SP240FXP Guardian front boom, 275 hp Cummins, 100 ft., 1200 gallon tank, deluxe cab, 985 hours, Auto Steer/Auto Boom/Accu Boom. #USNH62...................................$219,000

USED BALE MOVER

2009 Morris Pro-Ag 4D4SR bale scoop................... .............................................. $23,000.....$20,000

Zerbe Bros. “Setting The Standard”

1-800-228-5393 – 406-228-4311 SALES: Mike Guttenberg - Travis Volk

New Holland 1431 disc mower, 13-ft., rubber conditioners, 2 point swivel hitch, 1000 PTO. #UWN109..................................................$9500

See more online at www.zerbebrothers.com 1950

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CONSIGNMENTS

USED TRACTORS

2015 Case IH 580 QuadTrac high output hydraulics, 6 remotes, Autosteer, 36” tracks, luxury cab, 1050 hours. #UTCA90...................................$340,000 2002 Versatile/Buhler 2210 MFD tractor, 5135 hours, 210 PTO hp, 3 pt. hitch, 1000 PTO, duals, Allied 2895 loader with bucket & grapple..........$65,000 1951 Allis-Chalmers WD tractor, 540 PTO with loader.........................................................$2500

USED COMBINES

2013 Case IH 8230 450 hp, 30” rotor, 350 bushel hopper, duals, long auger, chopper, Autosteer, 1243 engine/876 separator hours. #UCCA15...... ..............................................................$230,000

USED HEADERS

2008 John Deere 7330 MFD tractor, PowerQuad transmission, 540/1000 PTOs, 3-point hitch, 42” rear tires, John Deere 741 loader, bucket and grapple, 5124 hours. ............................... Just In

2013 Case IH 2152 (MacDon) 45-ft. draper header, double knife, transport package, cross auger. #UHCA20................................................$49,000 Case IH 2188 2200 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 260 hp. #UCCA18...................................$21,000 2004 Gleaner R65 Cummins engine, 973 MacDon 36-ft. draper header with pickup reel and transport. #UCAG20...............................................$88,000 1994 Gleaner R62 30.5x32 tires, water cooled, 30-ft. 962 MacDon, 2200 separator hours.......$31,500

1994 Hesston 4655 inline square baler, 16”x18” chamber.....................................................$9500 2015 Danuser pallet fork with top tine grabber, for skid steer....................................................$1900 2006 Freightliner 425 hp, Cat diesel, 13 speed transmission, Columbia series................$18,000 1991 Case IH 9270 4WD tractor, 335 hp, Cummins, 42” tires, 6385 hours, (80%). #UTCA91........$51,000

USED SKID STEERS 2008 Ford F350 service pickup, 4x4, 113,000 miles, diesel, tool racks, 120 gallon fuel tank, welder & generator................................................$18,500 Friggstad 600 plow, tool bar, 44-ft. 5-section, 1 1/4” shanks w/harrow........................................$7000 Harrell 3606 6 bottom switch plow, 3 pt. mount........ ...................................................................$5500 Melroe 1000 plow, 29-ft. 13-18” bottoms.........$6500 Nutri-Placer 5252 40-ft. liquid fertilizer applicator with carbide points.............................................$6000 2011 New Holland S1070, 100-ft. suspension boom, 1600 gallon tank, AutoBoom...................$40,000 2006 New Holland SF115 90-ft. suspended boom sprayer, 1500 gallon, SP655 auto rate....$20,000 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft. sprayer, 1500 gallon, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, Flexi-Control Auto Rate, dual nozzles, windscreens.............$12,000 Flexi-Coli S67 XLT 104-ft. wheel boom sprayer..$3000 2003 Flexi-Coil S67 90-ft. wheel boom sprayer, hydraulic fold, SP655 monitor, 1000 gallon, dual bodies........................................................$5500 2008 John Deere 1895 air disc drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, all run blockage, 1910 tow behind cart, 430 bushel......................................$80,000 2008 Case IH ATX700 70-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 550 lb trips, 5.5” rubber packers, single shoot, Stealth body with 4” Dutch spread tip, all run blockage, ADX3430 tow behind air cart, 430 bushel, duals, variable rate drive...................................$66,000

2013 New Holland L230 360 hours, 3000 lb. lift capacity, 2 speed drive, mechanical controls, cab with heat and air conditioning, suspension seat, hydraulic coupler, 14x17.5 large tires...... $41,000

2005 New Holland CR960 Class 7, deluxe cab, 17” rotors, 900/60R32, front tires, 600/28 rears, #UCNH91...............................................$69,000 1993 New Holland TR96 combine with twin rotor, SN 554419, 3109 engine hours, well maintained, annual service repairs, 30-ft. 971 auger head. #UCNH28............................$36,500......$25,000

2008 New Holland CR9070 1610 separator hours, extended wear augers, chopper, yield/moisture, 420 hp. #UCNH92.................................$135,000 2008 New Holland CR9070 400 hp, 900/60R32 tires. #UCNH80.............................................$117,000

Call or stop by and see us for all your equipment needs!

New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper header, finger reel and transport with cross augers, fits NHCR. #UCNH93................................................$10,500 2007 Honey Bee 94C 40-ft. draper header, pickup reel, CR New Holland adapter with gauge wheels and transport. #UCNH87........................$19,000 2007 Honey Bee 94C 40-ft. draper header, pickup reel, CR New Holland adapter with gauge wheels and transport. #UCNH88........................$19,000 2009 John Deere 635F 35-ft. flex header, CWS wind reel w/fingers. #UCJ047..........................$25,500 2009 MacDon D60 40-ft. draper header, finger reel, transport package, upper cross auger, Empire rollers, CNH adaptor. S/N-186785-09.....$50,000 2009 MacDon D60 40-ft. draper header with pickup reel, CA20 MacDon adaptor fits New Holland/ Case. #UHMD45.....................................$49,000 2009 MacDon D60 40-ft. draper header with pickup reel, CA20 MacDon adaptor fits New Holland/ Case. #UHMD45.....................................$49,000 2005 MacDon 973 39-ft. draper transport package, upper cross auger, finger reel, gauge wheels, JD adaptor. #UCM044..................................$19,000 Horst header trailer, wagon style, low profile tires. #UCHR00...................................................$2900

Vermeer Helps Speed The Haying Process

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2002 John Deere 9650STS combine, 2925 separator hours, 800/65R32 tires, chopper with 9360 header....................................................$82,000 2009 New Holland 88C flex draper header, 36-ft., upper cross auger, transport, finger reel..$25,000 2011 MacDon FD-70 flex draper, 40-ft., finger reel, double knife, upper cross auger, slow speed transport, CNH adaptor...........................$59,000 New Holland 116 16-ft. swing tongue, double sickle, 1000 PTO, pump........................................$4000 Tebben TC96-100 10-ft. brush cutter, 3-point mount, 540 PTO drive............................................$2900

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HAYBINE FOR SALE

New Holland 499 12-ft. haybine, very low acre use. Very good condition. Call (406) 450-3647, leave message

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Batco 1365 conveyor, PTO drive........................... $10,000 John Deere 936 draper header............................. $18,000 1995 John Deere 9600 combine with Ag Leader yield monitor, Triple 500 with EZ Steer and 930 header with trailer, good reliable older combine..................... $45,000 John Deere 930 flex header with Crary air reel..... $15,000 Phone Greg Woods, (406) 399-0488, Inverness, MT

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2016 John Deere S680 combine with 390 separator hours, Premium cab with leather seat, variable speed feederhouse, also included 64D 40-ft. header and 615P pickup header. Local machine sold and serviced by Frontline Ag Solutions.............. .................................. $410,000

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Unique, three-agency agreement extends efficiencies

By K-State Research and Extension News Middendorf, associate director, both based Researchers from Kansas State Univerat Kansas State University. The Peace Corps sity recently participated in a new kind of was represented by Famara Massaly, food partnership to teach and share innovative security coordinator for Senegal, and Adam agricultural practices among farmers in Keally, system intensification coordinator. Senegal. ISRA was represented by SIIL country coorThe Feed the Future Innovation Lab dinator and head of the regional soil, water, for Collaborative Research on Sustainand plant laboratory, Aliou Faye. able Intensification (SIIL), which is one “ISRA and Peace Corps have similar of four labs funded by USAID and housed goals in addressing food security with difat K-State, agreed in 2017 to partner with ferent approaches, so watching the teams Peace Corps/Senegal and the Senegalese work together was very inspiring” said Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA) Faye. “The ISRA attendees shared technoloto provide education, research and outreach gies they were developing and the PCVs by cooperatively focusing on what each discussed ways to integrate the ideas in the agency does best. communities where they work.” “Peace Corps volunteers are already on The Peace Corps Training Center in the ground, in that country, speaking the Thies, Senegal, was the host site of the trainnative language, working with the farming titled “Creating Enabling Environments ers,” said Vara Prasad, director of the SIIL. to Enhance Innovation Adoption.” “We can work with them to translate some Much of the first day was spent on particiof the great research we are doing into the patory techniques for information sharing, farmers’ fields.” which require a deep understanding of the The concept of sustainable intensification people and communities where the work is refers to finding ways of producing more being done. On the second and third days, food without adding stress to the environthe large group divided into smaller teams ment – preferably with positive effects on and traveled to local villages. There, they natural resources and society. worked closely with village leaders and “Solving the problems of food security farmers to gather information about needs, is a critical challenge as the global populavalues and decision-making processes. tion is expected to approach 10 billion by On the fourth day, the large group re2050,” said John Floros, dean of Kansas convened to analyze what was learned State University’s College of Agriculture. about barriers to adopting new agricultural “Through the SIIL, we’re able to take depractices and how that would inform their cades of knowledge and experience from plans moving forward. K-State and not only share it around the “The participatory approach of the globe, but also learn from people in many workshop was beneficial for both the ISRA other countries, then bring those lessons researchers and Peace Corps Volunteers,” home to continue improving. Sharing in said Massaly. “Attendees learned from each the innovation process makes us all better.” other and discussed ways to further develop Each partner serves multiple roles, but their partnership and engage in the future.” primarily: The SIIL’s leaders hope their collabora• The SIIL provides technical training on tive work with the Peace Corps and a Sensustainable intensification and developed a egalese government agency could serve as system to understand what keeps farmers a model for future collaborations. As U.S. from adopting new ideas and technologies. leadership emphasis on foreign aid points • ISRA serves as the research hub for toward more efficient, more effective and transferring the practical aspects of better well-managed programs while also seeking ways to farm, including crop seed varietto encourage other countries to contribute ies, appropriate technologies and proven to aid efforts, the SIIL-ISRA-Peace Corps practices. partnership models how USAID funds can • The Peace Corps/Senegal demonstrates be extended farther and more strategically. and teaches farmers, in person, what they “As we partner together, we learn from can do to improve their operations. each other and strengthen our own capaciFrom March 21-24, 2018, the partner ties further,” Prasad said. “Each agency agencies conducted their first joint training leverages the other for expanded capacity session in this pilot project. Five team leadthat benefits us all. Ultimately, through ers worked with 35 participants, including projects such as this, more people will be 24 Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), seven able to rise out of poverty, build their inresearch students, and four technical staff comes and, in time, their countries will see members from the Peace Corps. demand grow for goods and services from Leaders from each of the three organizaother countries.” tions directed the workshop sessions. The SIIL was represented by Prasad and B. Jan

Kansas State University preps for irrigation study By K-State Research and Extension News

Kansas State University researchers have tested the reliability of thermal infrared cameras in controlled, greenhouse settings and say they are now ready to take the sensors to the field to help farmers more efficiently irrigate their crops. Ajay Sharda, an assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering, said he’s certain that the technology can help farmers conserve water while giving their crops the water they need across the entire field. “This will give us the ability to un-

derstand spatial (whole field) crop water needs,” Sharda said. “We will be able to more efficiently water the entire field, based on where water is needed at a given time.” This summer, Sharda and the research group will use unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to fly infrared and near-infrared cameras over about five acres of corn near Rossville, Kansas. The cameras will tell them which areas are getting too much, the right amount, or not enough water. What they’ll be measuring is canopy CONTINUED ON PAGE B15


Kansas State University preps for irrigation study CONTINUED FROM PAGE B14

temperature, a measure of the electromagnetic radiation being released by the plants. Canopy temperature is thought to be a good indicator of plant stress and can provide continuous information on water status, water use and how a plant is functioning metabolically. “We hope to capture the differences in canopy temperatures because of the level of irrigation and the type of stress the crop is experiencing,” Sharda said, adding that because they’ve proven the reliability of the cameras, “we know that we have a sensor in our hand that can pick up electromagnetic energy or radiation in terms of differences in canopy temperature.” The work in the greenhouse was an 80-day study in which researchers controlled for several variables, including the amount of water each plant received and even the angle and altitude from which the camera took measurements. “We wanted to understand the capabilities of these thermal infrared cameras, including how good they are and what can be captured in terms of crop canopy,” Sharda said. The university’s research also includes work on the ground, such as sensors to measure soil moisture and a spot thermal camera to measure actual canopy temperature. They will also be tracking air temperature, humidity, solar radiation, sky temperature, and temperature reference data from panels laid in the field. All of the data allows researchers to build a thermogram, or a map of the canopy temperatures in the field. “From that and including information from the environment and other sensor data, we can create Crop Water Stress index maps,” Sharda said. Kansas State University has long been a pioneer in the art of irrigation scheduling, largely based on a measure known as evapotranspiration, a combination of water evaporation from plant leaves and the soil’s surface. ET-based irrigation scheduling, introduced by K-State researchers in the early 1980s, uses these estimates to determine the amount of water to apply and when to apply it. Sharda’s work could help to refine where to apply it. In other words, all plants in a field may not need water at any given time or in the same quantity, so water can be directed only to those areas that are deficient. “We are going to take data before irrigation and again after applying irrigation to determine plant stress and response to a management decision,” Sharda said. “In doing that, I have completed a feedback loop. We can say, ‘this is what it looked like, and we used that information to apply water and see if there is the expected response.’ “K-State has excellent tools for irrigation scheduling, but if we get more information on a spatial (field) scale, we can do a much better job in providing irrigation scheduling, such as how we should move our pivots, and understanding how much we can extend irrigation timing and not hurt our yields.” It may sound complicated, but the research is intended to develop practical applications that producers or consultants will be able to easily employ, Sharda said. The technology also should increase farmers’ year-to-year understanding of water needs on their fields. “That may be more valuable than anything else,” he said. “That’s the point where we start to learn how to use water. We have more information, now we start to figure out how much water we need, and the farmer knows how their soils and their field respond to that water. They can talk to people and say ‘guys I need this kind of a hybrid,’ or, ‘I need to do something else because these areas are my traditionally high-irrigation-need areas but they’re not giving me a lot of yield.’” In addition to Sharda, the research team includes K-State Research and Extension irrigation specialist Danny Rogers; Pavithra Prabhakar and William Hsu from K-State’s department of computing and information science; and Guanghui Wang from the department of electrical engineering at the University of Kansas. More information about K-State’s work in irrigation is available online at http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/irrigate.

Close some vents

Close the heating and air-conditioning vents in rooms in hour home you don’t frequently use, like a guest room or laundry room. If your vents don’t have closures, simply seal them off with duct tape.

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Case 590, EROPS, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, ripper tooth, 24” dig bucket................................................................... $19,500 Deere 110 backhoe, 4x4....................................... Coming In

CRAWLERS

Cat D6B, good undercarriage, winch............................ $5500 1999 Deere 450H LT, multi-shank ripper, 6-way hyd blade. Nice operating crawler................................................ Call

EXCAVATORS

2006 Cat 308CCR, 92” blade, 24” bucket, Q/C, hyd dual link thumb, heat, AC, 6500 hours. Nice machine......... $39,900 1996 Cat 312, cab guard, long arm, hyd thumb, 36” dig bucket, good undercarriage, cat walks, 15,000 hours. Runs excellent. Going through shop....................................... $32,500 Cat 315, fixed thumb, 36” bucket................................ $27,500 2008 Deere 35D, heat, A/C, 24” bucket, 30” bucket, hyd thumb, newer tracks, 3300 hours...................................... $29,900 Deere 50D, 2 buckets, thumb, like new tracks............ $37,000 Deere 50G, bucket, thumb, EROPS, 600 original hours.. Call Deere 85D, hyd thumb, low hours. Quality machine... $72,000 Deere 200 CLC, thumb, QC.................................. Coming In Hitachi EX120-5, bucket, thumb, 6000 hours.................. Call 2005 Hitachi ZX35UNA-2 new 24” bucket and used 12” bucket, hyd thumb, good tracks, nice tight boom, blade, rebuilt bucket pin, wedge coupler, excellent machine...... $23,000 2000 Hitachi ZX120, progressive link thumb, 36” dig bucket, 9000 hours.................................................................. Call 2002 Hitachi ZX200LC.....................................................Call 2015 Kubota KX080-4R3, blade, rubber tracks, 24” dig bucket, hyd thumb, heat, AC, 3148 hours. Very nice............... Call Kubota KX121-3, EROPS, rubber and steel tracks, hyd angle blade, hyd thumb........................................................ Call 2008 Volvo EC160, 7500 hours. Going through shop...... Call

FORESTRY

Cat 225, comes with Denis delimber, 3204 engine, recent undercarriage and turn table, well kept up............ $13,500 Cat 518 skidder................................................................ Call Danzco high mount pull through delimber....................... Call 2004 Deere 200CLC........................................................ Call 2006 Deere 200CLC........................................................ Call Hurricana 20 saw head, accumulator arm, hyd tilt, low hours on saw motor rebuild, came off a 2520 Timber Jack, a very good head................................................................ $7250 Timbco 2515 feller/buncher with bar saw, low hours on new engine, will go to work.......................................... $29,000 Timbco 445 with hot saw, accumulator arms and saw tilt....... .............................................................................. $29,000 Timberjack 2520 feller/buncher, parts machine.............. Call Fire Tank & Trailer water tank trailer............................. $5500

Case 621F with Q/C, third valve, bucket, very good tires, 4400 hours, ride control. Can’t beat this loader.............. $82,000

FORKLIFTS & BOOMS

Hyster 40, pneumatic tires, side shift, rebuilt diesel engine.... ................................................................................. $4900 Ingersoll Rand VR90, very good forklift........................... Call

GRADERS

Cat 12G, front push blade, 12-ft. moldboard with 2-ft. extensions, good cab, recent head on engine. Operates as it should, came off a working job................................... Call 1998 Deere 770CH.......................................................... Call

LOADERS

Cat 966C, 3rd valve, excellent tires. Good older loader.......... ............................................................................... $25,500 1985 Clark Ranger 55C, Detroit 453 120 hp, 17.5x25 matched rubber, good bucket, 23,000 lb weight. Nice tight machine, runs excellent. Excellent 3 yard loader.................. $16,900

OFF HIGHWAY TRUCKS

Deere 250C, very clean truck, 8150 hours, good tires, new walking beam bushings, good brakes, good truck.$81,500

POWER UNITS

(3) Deere 4039D engine and power unit. Test ran very well. Comes complete including stand and radiator................... ........................................$2500 each or Buy 2 for $4000

SKIDSTEERS

2006 Bobcat S-185, hand/foot, 5200 hours............... $12,500 Case 1845C............................................................... $12,000 2013 Cat 289C Series II, enc cab, hyd Q/C, aux hyd, 7-ft. bucket, 2 speed, 3900 hours................................. $35,500 2013 Kubota SVL75W, OROPS, new tracks, 74” bucket, aux hyd, open station, forks, 3200 hours..................... $31,500 Scat Trak 1700C.......................................................... $12,500

TRUCKS

1982 Freightliner Conventional for parts including: Cat 3406A with low miles, 15 speed, Rockwell differential, SQHD, hi/ low lockers, good components................... For parts only Kenworth T800 with a HL 12-68 crane................ Please Call 1998 Kenworth T800, SQ-100 rears, Prentice loader, 6-ft. extend-a-boom, modified large grapple, high volume dump box.............................................................................. Call

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TRUCK FOR SALE

Phone 406-777-1435, leave message or 406-369-8509

1995 Ford F800 service truck 8.3 Cummins, Allison, 30/60 transmission, PTO and pump, 5000# IMT crane with remote, air brakes, 11-ft. body, 70% tires, pintle hitch with electric brake control.............. $15,000

WANTED TO BUY

Fire damaged or non-running tractors

TRACTORS WANTED

Allis-Chalmers, John Deere, IHC, Moline, Massey-Ferguson or what have you got? NEED ALL MECHANICAL FRONTS. International 806, 1206, 1256, 1456; Allis Chalmers D21, pieces or parts; Minneapolis-Moline AT1400 or AT1600; Oliver 4WD’s

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Tractor and Combine Buyers

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COMBINE FOR SALE

2016 John Deere S680 combine with 390 separator hours, Premium cab with leather seat, variable speed feederhouse, also included 64D 40-ft. header and 615P pickup header. Local machine sold and serviced by Frontline Ag Solutions.............. .................................. $410,000

N.D. net farm income drops 30 percent

By NDSU Extension Service percent of crop revenues came from three The average net income of farms in the crops: soybeans, corn and spring wheat. North Dakota Farm Business Management Soybeans accounted for one-third of all Program dropped 30 percent to $88,026 in crop sales. 2017, compared with $126,752 in 2016, acCapital purchases of farm machinery, cording to Andrew Swenson, North Dakota equipment and trucks collapsed from State University (NDSU) Extension farm $158,990 per farm in 2013 to $53,146 in and family resource management specialist. 2016. They rebounded in 2017 to $78,389, In 2017, one-half of the farms had net probably because of some pent-up demand farm income less than $50,996, compared and the financial wherewithal following the with a median net farm income of $83,683 2016 uptick in net farm income. in 2016. Farms continue to add debt to their balIn 2017, the average farm size was 1,937 ance sheets every year. In 2017, the average crop acres and 490 pasture acres, the age of farm borrowed $546,907 and made princithe operator was 45.8 years and the number pal payments of $513,173 during the year. of years farming was 21.5 years. Crop farms Difference in farm size and income was had higher crop acres, 2,321, and beef farms notable. Swenson categorized the farms by tended to be smaller averaging 362 crop level of gross cash income: small being less acres and 1,245 pasture acres. than $500,000, medium being $500,000 to The decline in 2017 net farm income was $1 million and large being greater than $1 expected because the higher 2016 income million. Forty-five percent of farms were in was due to extremely high record yields of the small category, one-third were mediumcorn and soybeans and also strong governsize and 22 percent were in the large farm ment payments received, which were based category. on the 2015 crop. The small farms had average net farm inPreviously, average net farm income come of $28,760 on 744 crop acres and 601 dropped to $133,466 in 2013, $76,404 in pasture acres. Medium-size farms averaged 2014 and $28,600 in 2015 as North Dakota $80,428 net farm income, with 1,939 crop marketing year average cash prices from acres and 403 pasture acres. Large farms 2012 to 2015 plummeted from $14 to $8.49 averaged $220,077 net farm income and for soybeans, $6.46 to $3.28 for corn and had more than 5,100 total acres, of which $8.19 to $4.59 for spring wheat. 4,370 were cropped. In 2017, gross cash revenue was $737,370 Because of differences in relative debt per farm, of which 75.4 percent were from levels and/or interest rates, small farms crop sales, 10.2 percent from livestock used 5.8 percent of gross revenue to cover sales, about 5 percent each from governinterest expense, compared with 4.9 percent ment payments and insurance indemnities, for medium-size farms and 4.2 percent for and 4.3 percent from other sources such large farms. as custom work performed and patronage The smaller farms were less efficient in dividends. More than 20 crops were grown, but 75 CONTINUED ON PAGE B18

ITEMS FOR SALE

New Holland 265 square baler. Works good......................$2400

(406) 452-5875, Great Falls, MT

DewEze bale slicer. Excellent condition.................................$4000

John Deere 530 round baler.$3850

Orthman 35-ft. soil mover, 6-ft. cutting width..........................$3750

3-pt. tractor backhoe with 18” bucket and ditching bucket. Excellent working condition.............$3850 5-ft., 3-pt. cultivator................... Call

Farmhand 10 pack bale head$1400

Kilchner hay fluffier, like new.$2600 I believe the Krogmann BaleBed is the most outstanding bed on the market. I like the features this bed has over the competition.” - Roger Miller, Booker, TX

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Side toolboxes 30” Lx17” H x 12” D standard size of 12 ga. steel with stainless steel hinges and latch.

Powder River calf table..........$475

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Farmhand 8 pack....................$900 New Holland 254 hay rake...$1200 3-pt. hydraulic bale spinner......$650 Felco 9-ft. brush rake..............$500 Shaver #8 post pounder........$1100 3-point auger...........................$450

Bolt on heavy duty ripper.........$800 John Deere 301 spin spreader....... .........................................$1200 John Deere wheel fertilizer.....$750


Yellow Pig Day

Date When Celebrated: always July 17th Yellow Pig Day is a mathematician’s holiday celebrating yellow pigs (is there such a thing!?!), and the number 17. It is celebrated annually since the early 1960’s, primarily on college campuses, and primarily by mathematicians. On campus, Yellow Pig Cake and Yellow Pig Carols are tradition! If you are a mathematician, spend part of the day thinking and working in multiples of 17. And, while you do so, give a little thought to yellow pigs. Origin of Yellow Pig Day: The Yellow Pig was the brainstorm of mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly in the early 1960’s. They were students at Princeton University, studying mathematics. History was made as they were listing interesting properties of the number 17 (can you imagine the interesting properties!?). During this thought wave, the yellow pig was born. Most likely, it had 17 toes, 17 teeth, 17 eyelashes, etc. The yellow pig and the number 17 have been linked ever since.

##### Here’s a gardening tip to help your pets: use cedar chips for pathways and in beds to help protect your pets from fleas.

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BALE RACK FOR SALE 1200

Heavy Duty 16-ft. bale rack for flatbed truck. $ Carries 9 bales.................................................... Phone (406) 250-0687

SPRAYER FOR SALE

2011 Apache 1020 self propelled sprayer, 1000 gallon, 120” fixed axle, 6 speed powershift, Cummins, 100-ft. booms with 5 section control, 3-way T-Jet nozzles, 380/90 R 46 & 380/80 R 38 tires, Raven Envisio Pro monitor, Auto Boom, Accu Boom, Smart Trax Auto Steer, Prescription $ 107,500 Top Dress Ready, 1450 hours, $ farmer owned, shedded, charcoal cab air filter.............. Reduced to

1-406-460-5502 Text or Call, Chester, Montana

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THE EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO RUN YOUR FARM! New Harvest Equipment In Stock Case IH 8240 Combine Case IH 3152 40' Header

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2005 2042 35’ draper head ... $32,000 MacDon 960 35’ draper head, CIH adapter ... $10,000 1999 Case IH 2388, 2580eng/2071 Sep Hrs., very nice condition ... Just Traded Case IH 6088, 970 Hrs, duals ... $185,000 Case IH 2042 draper, transport ... Just Traded

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Farmhand 25’ mulcher ... $9,500

In Stock Equipment New New Haying Equipment In Stock Farmall 120AWheel IH Case • Farmall 130A IH Case 12, 14 & 16-Wheel H&S High Capacity Rakes (2) ProAg 1400 Hayhiker, 14-Bale Movers Case IH 8240 Combine

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Maxxum Used Haying Equipment In310 Stock CVT 185 • Magnum 125 • Puma Maxxum

2002 Case IH LBX331 Square Baler ................................$29,000 2008 Case IH RB564 round baler, 8700 bales, mesh wrap, wide pickup, endless belts, hydraulic pickup lift, central lube ......$26,500 $99,000 Case IH Puma 155 MFD, loader......................... 2009 2003 CaseIH RBX562, MeshWrap, Like New $24,500 Condition$43,500 Good MFD, pt, 3 hrs, 6800 MX270 IH Case 2002 1999 Case IH RS561 .....................................................$12,500 7600 hrs, 12 speed....................... $59,000 9370 .........................................................$8,995 1995 Case Case IH 8465 1997 1994 Case IH 8480 Softcore ............................................$6,995 PTO......................... $22,000 1979 John Deere 4840 3 point, 1990 Hesston 560 Round Baler ........................................$5,500 duals, weight kit, EZ-steer

Used Tractors In Stock

New Holland 9682 4600 hrs, Trelleborg guidance......................................................... $75,000

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Miscellaneous Equipment Case IH Farmall Used 75C, cab & loader

CaseIH Puma 130 CaseIH Maxxum 125 2003 Case IH RB562 twine and•mesh..........................$22,000 CaseIH Maxxum 140 CaseIH 2013 Case IH RB564 round baler,• mesh andPuma twine,165 wide pickup, CaseIH Puma 185• CaseIH Magnum 260 roller windguard, 9000 bales..................................$21,500 Used Tractors In Stock 2002 MacDon 9352 windrower, 14-ft. head, 2500 hours....$26,000 Case IH Farmall 356B w/loader Morris Case Hay Hiker 14 bale, consigned. ..........................$16,500 2008 IH Steiger 480, 1480 Hrs, Cummins engine, 710 radials, like new .................................... $179,000 1979 JD 4840, 3 pt, PTO .............................. $22,500 2009 Case IH Puma 155, MFD, loader ........ Just Traded

Used Combines

2000 Case 2388 combine with 30-ft. 1010 header, 3469 engine hours/2636 separator, hopper extensions, chopper. Consigned.. ...................................................................$55,000 2005 Case IH 2042 36-ft., finger reel, good condition....$26,000

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Used Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers

Concord 4710 air drill, 3400 tow behind cart............. $28,000 Brandt SB4000 suspended boom sprayer, 90-ft. booms.. $19,900 Grasshopper Mowers In Stock John New Deere 2100 inline ripper..................................$3500

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By K-State Research and Extension News Saline County farmer Justin Knopf has no problem trying something new. Make that … a lot of somethings new. A KState agronomy graduate, Knopf, along with his brother and father, grows wheat, alfalfa, soybeans, grain sorghum, corn and multi-specie cover crops in a dryland, no-till environment. The Knopfs are collaborating with K-State agronomy assistant professor Andres Patrignani on a project that uses new sensor technology to develop soil-moisture based on management zones within a field. “Like most of Kansas, we farm in a water-limited environment, so the amount of water that soil can effectively capture and store is a good predictor for potential productivity,” Knopf said. “The ability to divide a field into management zones based on soil moisture would allow farmers to manage each zone more precisely, making the most of the water we receive.” In work with K-State Research and Extension agronomist Ignacio Ciampitti, the Knopfs are using satellite imagery during the growing season to predict crop yields at harvest. The results look promising, Knopf said. “This is useful for quantifying varying levels of productivity within a field, which will allow us to divide the field into management zones to more precisely manage each area of the field,” he said. “It is also helpful for discovering a problem area within a field earlier than we may find it through scouting or visual observations, which may allow us to be more proactive in solving the problem before it causes more damage.” When the family was considering expanding cover crops on their operation, K-State helped design an experiment, monitor weed levels to quantify suppression from the cover crop, and statistically analyze the data. “K-State is collaborating with not only our farm on these projects and, of course, many others, but replicating the same projects on a number of farms across the state,” Knopf said. “The data and outcomes on other farms is also valuable and relevant to our farm, which is yet another layer of value in the relationship and collaboration between K-State and Kansas farmers.”

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employing their assets to generate gross revenue. The average asset turnover rate was 29 percent for small farms, 31 percent for medium farms and 36 percent for large farms. This could be due to small farms being more likely to be beef cow-calf operations, which typically have a lower asset turnover ratio than crop farms. Due to drought, many spring wheat fields in western North Dakota had zero yield. However, some other areas of the state had bumper yields. Overall, the average yield of farms in the North Dakota Farm Business Management program dropped from 53 bushels per acre to 44 bushels in 2017. However, per-acre net return from spring wheat on cashrented land increased from $1 in 2016 to $26 per acre in 2017. This occurred because the value per bushel was 20 percent greater, crop insurance payments were higher and total costs were slightly lower due to lower fertilizer expense. Soybean gross revenue per acre on cash-rented land dropped from $402 per acre in 2016 to $335 in 2017 because the average yield dropped from 43 bushels to 36 bushels. Costs were $7 per acre higher because of more chemical expenditure to combat herbicide-resistant weeds and higher fuel prices. The net return per acre plummeted from $101 per acre in 2016 to $27 in 2017. The return to operator labor, management and equity from corn on cash-rented land was minus $16 per acre in 2017, compared with a positive $28 in 2016 because of lower yields and slightly higher total costs. Stronger revenue caused net return per beef cow to increase from $60 in 2016 to $185 in 2017 despite 10 percent higher production costs. The average calf sale price increased from $1.32 to $1.61 per pound and government drought disaster payments averaged about $46 per head. Costs per beef cow increased from $573 in 2016 to $629 in 2017. Feed costs, including pasture, accounts for about 60 percent of total costs. Higher feed expenditures in 2017 were the main reason for greater production costs, but veterinary expenses, livestock supplies, and fuel also contributed. The 2017 analysis consists of 457 farms throughout North Dakota. The north-central, south-central and south Red River Valley areas had the best representation and the northwest and north Red River Valley areas had the least representation. The state farm business management summary is available online at http://www.ndfarmmanagement.com/. Regional summaries also are available. In addition to whole-farm financial information, these books detail costs and returns of livestock and crop enterprises.


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MacDon 7000 with 30-ft. 960 header.$27,900 2014 MacDon A30D pull type............$29,900

SQUARE BALERS

Massey Ferguson 2190 baler..... $52,000 Massey Ferguson 2170 3x4, cutter......... ................................................. $44,900 Case IH LBX432 3x4 with cutter..$54,900 New Holland BB960 baler.......... $29,900

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USED PROCESSORS

Vermeer BPX9000 processor..............$21,000 Vermeer BP8000 with final cut............$15,500 Vermeer BP8000 processor................$11,900 Vermeer 7000 processor........................$8900 2012 Highline CFR650 processor..$18,500 (L) Highline 6800 processor with Highline 500 mover..............................................$14,900 Bale King processor............................$13,000 Haybuster 256 Plus processor..............$8000 Hesston BP25 processor.......................$3900

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2015 New Holland L230 skid steer, 3060# lift ROC.......$39,900 (L) Cat 236B skid steer, just traded.......$32,000 Bobcat LR65 land rake........$6000

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ROUND BALERS

New Holland BR780A twine only... $6500 John Deere 535............................. $5500 New Holland 664 twine only........... $7900 John Deere 530 baler.................... $4200 3-New Holland 560 balers. Each..$48,000 USED Vermeer 605M net wrap baler..... $17,900 Vermeer 605XL twine only............. $8900 HAYING EQUIPMENT Vermeer 605XL baler. Stk #23475..$9000 MacDon 1300 bale stacker.......... $14,900 Vermeer Super 605J twine only..... $4900 Salesmen: Super J twine only.......................... $4900 Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; John Deere 568 mesh & twine.... $18,000 John Deere 535 baler.................... $6000 Andy – 590-0372; Kaity – 727-7153; John Deere 535 twine only............. $6000 Lance – 788-8012; Matt – 231-4028


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USED TRACTORS

2013 New Holland T7.185 with loader and grapple..........................................$109,900 Versatile 450....................................$206,000 Valtra T140-4 with loader.............. $65,000 (L) Valtra C120 with loader......................$53,900 Versatile 835 tractor...........................$14,900

USED SPRAYERS

Massey Ferguson 4609.....................$49,900 David Brown 1212 3 pt., 540 PTO........$5900 David Brown 1200A tractor..................$6500 Versatile 700 parting out, engine and some tires gone.

Freightliner with F/S sprayer............. $25,900 Brandt 85-ft. pull type sprayer............... $3900 Ag Shield 1500 sprayer...................... $24,900

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USED AUGERS

2013 Wheatheart 13x91 auger with hopper mover..............................................$14,900 Farm King 8x61 belt drive auger...........$1500 Westfield MK13x91 swing auger.......$10,500

Westfield MK13x71 auger.................$14,500 Westfield 13x71 Plus auger with hopper mover..............................................$11,200

New Holland 9060 combine...............Call New Holland TR98 combine....... $29,900 New Holland TR97 combine....... $19,900

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Case 800 50-ft., 10” spacing, 43 VRT Precision SS drill, 3430 cart tow between, single chute..Lease for $15,628/yr-oac Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 9” spacing and 2320 air cart......................$26,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 12” spacing............................................$24,900

2014 MacDon D65D 40-ft. header.$57,900 Agco 5200 36-ft. draper header... $19,900 MacDon D60D 30-ft. header........ $36,000 USED DRILLS MacDon D60S 35-ft. draper header.......... John Deere 9450 50-ft. with 12” spacing. ................................................. $29,900 Will sell individually......................$9900 MacDon 960 30-ft. with pickup reel.......... ................................................. $14,900 MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, pickup Dakota Wire Winder reel........................................... $14,900 This tool 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.......... $799

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New Holland 680 spreader.............$9000 Ford F350 4WD, automatic, flatbed........... ..................................................$19,900 Rem 2700 grain vac......................$13,800 Matthews MC flail mower................$7900 John Deere 148 loader, grapple......$5500 Kelly 41 3-pt. backhoe.....................$3100 KC 3-pt. disc....................................$1900 Danuser F8 3-pt. post hole auger....$1100 Shaver HD-8 post pounder................$600 Flatbed trailer.....................................$850

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Haybuster CNF 430 vertical mixer with scales........................................$28,900 Haybuster H-1100 1000 PTO mixer.......... ..................................................$26,000 Hesston BP20 processor................$3390 Ag Shield 12-52-3 roller...............$42,000 Versatile 836 tractor.....................$24,000 Steiger ST310 tractor...................$18,000 John Deere 4640 2WD tractor.....$23,850 John Deere 5020 tractor with PTO & loader.......................CALL FOR PRICE Kelly 60 backhoe.............................$5900 Case IH 2188 combine, 1015 pickup header.......................................$42,500 Massey-Ferguson 8570 combine, 24-ft. header, pickup header...............$30,000 Massey-Ferguson 850 combine with 24-ft. header, air reel.............................$4500 New Holland CR7090 combine................. .................................CALL FOR PRICE New Holland TR97 combine,36-ft. Honeybee header, 13-ft. pickup with Swathmaster pickup attachment...............$42,500 John Deere 7700 combine..............$5500 White 9700 combine.......................$5294 Massey 8590 combine, parts only...$2500 New Holland 94C 42-ft. double sickle, pickup reel, double swath..........$24,900 New Holland 971 header with Rake-Up pickup attachment........................$6000

MacDon 2052 30-ft. header, Case 88 Series adapter......................................$26,000 MacDon 962 36-ft. header............$16,900 Case DHX302 draper header.......... CALL Batco 20-120 conveyor auger......$65,900 Westfield MKX13x84 auger.........$19,900 Westfield MK13x71 auger...........$15,000 Westfield TFX10x36 auger..............$9900 New Holland 499 pull type swather..$4900 New Holland 1442 15’3” rotary disc..$6700 Ag Shield 300 recon hay conditioner........ ..................................................$24,000 Case 8465 round baler....................$5000 Spra-Coupe 4640, 60-ft. booms... $29,500 Summers 80-ft. pickup sprayer, 500 gallon.............................................$12,900 Bourgault 950 sprayer, 100-ft. boom, 1000 gallon tank...................................$8000 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, 120-ft. booms...............................$8000 Bourgault 3320 air drill with L6455 cart.... ................................................$220,000 Morris Contour I 41-ft. air drill with 7240 cart............................................$99,000 Case 800 70-ft. x 12” spacing air drill........ ..................................................$80,000 John Deere 777 40-ft. air seeder....$4000 Bourgault 7200 harrow, 5/8” tines..$42,000 Case IH 21-ft. disc...........................$6000 Liquid fertilizer cart.......................$14,200 Quicke 660 loader - grapple............$5000

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2013 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Cloth seats, sunroof, 87,395 miles. #18T59B................ $8500 2017 GMC TERRAIN SLT Black leather heated seats, back up camera, 43,745 miles. #18U09................................................................. $23,995

2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT Heated seats, sunroof, (2) sets of tires, 132,317 miles. #18U04A.................................................................. $7000 2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LTZ Black leather heated seats, new tires and rims, true dual exhaust, 54,709 miles. #18U07................................ $35,000

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Kansas Farm Management Association releases 2017 data

By K-State Research and Extension News Kansas net farm income rose in 2017 for the second straight year, thanks in part to stronger livestock prices, but was still less than half what it was just three years earlier. Net farm income statewide averaged $62,944 in 2017, up about $16,000 from a year earlier. “There is much variability between farms, including differences in production ranging from record yields to drought, as well as differences in financial position and cost structure, and differences in decision-making and management of risk,” said Kevin Herbel, executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) (http://www.agmanager.info/kfma). The data is derived from a summary of the records of KFMA program members. Though not all farms across the state are KFMA members, the summary information provides a glimpse of the financial picture for Kansas farmers. “While net income increased for the average farm, 31 percent of the farms had negative net income for the year,” Herbel added. “The current financial position for KFMA farms continued to erode in 2017, a reflection of the tightening cash position faced by many farms,” he said. This indicated that the average current ratio has decreased each year since 2012 and is currently at $2 of current assets for each $1 of current liabilities, the lowest level since 2001. Crop production costs and machinery costs decreased slightly during the year, helping the net income position. With tight margins and cash-flow constraints, KFMA member farms have updated less machinery and equipment in recent years with machinery investment down more than $20 per acre after reaching a peak in 2014. Grain prices continued at levels that created tight margins for much of the year, which weighed on farm income, Herbel said, but occasional price rallies provided selling opportunities. Also, on the plus side, the value of livestock produced increase 31 percent for the average farm – particularly resulting from those with cow-calf herds and involved in cattle feeding. “Government payments had an impact by supporting net incomes around the state,” he said. Average government payments per farm were $27,689 which was 44 percent of the $62,944 net income. Around the state the percent of net income ranged from 17 percent in southeast Kansas to 124 percent in south central Kansas, where government payments were $37,964 and net farm income $30,517.” Farm type and location As is typically the case, income varied widely from one part of the state to another, and by type of operation. Average Kansas farm income, by region: – Southeast: $102,671 – Northwest: $94,071 – Southwest: $78,092 – Northeast: $54,418 – South central: $30,517 – North central: $28,950 Average net income on Kansas farms, by operation: – Background cattle (the intermediate stage of cattle production between weaning and feedlot): $228,202 – Crop farms with 20 to 60 percent irrigated acres: $101,102 – Dairy: $81,003 – Crop farms with more than 60 percent irrigated acres: $75,070 – Dryland farms at $53,658 Recordkeeping Keeping accurate records and benchmarking with those records to identify strengths and weaknesses can help agricultural producers focus their management efforts, Herbel said. “These records can help identify production costs, provide a starting point for market planning, and help a farm manager understand the farm business better than anyone else,” he said. “The investment of time into this process is important to manage today’s economic environment successfully.”

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Future of beef revisited

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension More than a decade ago (fall of 2006), vate and public organizations in an effort to the Agricultural and Applied Economics Aslook ahead for the next 10 years and ponder animal agriculture. Today, the future of beef sociation published a discussion focused on still is a concern, and considerable daily news the future of animal agriculture in the journal or reports feed into the discussion. titled Choices (http://www.choicesmagazine. In fact, now the discussion even has org) in Volume 21, No. 3. expanded into lab-based protein. Whoever Late in 2010 and early in 2011, I wrote would have thought that discussion was a series of BeefTalks that reflected on the coming? Choices publications. I thought now would be The cow herd inventory continues to fluca good time to revisit the future of livestock. One of my driving desires is to see if any tuate but never has reached the numbers from noticeable change occurred. We talk and back when I was in college in the early 1970s. listen, but do we hear? Do Peaks and lows in invenwe initiate change that actory still follow the cattle cycle triggered by supply commodates what was the and demand. Concerns future but is now the past? are still real. An overwhelming chalHaving been to many lenge today is the speed at meetings, re-meetings which information is preand re-re-meetings, the sented. The time to comwheel tends to spin and prehend, ponder and mull issues surface, debate data is almost nonexistent ensues, issues subside before the release of the and then the cycle repeats. next wave of information, Much of what is happening is really not new. minimizing or negating the information for Change is slow, and perhaps that is not all the very person targeted to receive it. So, let bad. I am sorry if that offends, but as we say, us ponder what did change. “The writing is on the wall.” Since the origiThe group who spearheaded the Choices effort was a publicly supported, nonprofit nal Choices article 12 years ago, the teaching organization called the Farm Foundation principles of cow-calf management and the (https://www.farmfoundation.org), and the syllabus have changed little. The format has breadth and depth of the undertaking was changed, and classrooms express “newness” significant. The Farm Foundation still is a but, no, the core cattle management principles publicly supported, nonprofit organization have not changed. that “serves as a catalyst for sound public The real question still remains: What are policy by providing objective information to we doing about it? Today, the forces that were foster deeper understanding of issues shaping impacting beef production 12 years ago still the future for agriculture, food systems and are at work. rural regions.” We realized 12 years ago, and now as The Farm Foundation partnered with priCONTINUED ON PAGE B24

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Kids and summer break

By Carmen Rath-Wald, Logan County Extension Agent I overheard a young mother talking about how her school age children were already bored. Children are often thrilled by the end of the school year, anticipating lazy days and sleeping in, but the prospect of summer break is not always as exciting for parents. If you have a child who is challenging in the best of times with emotional or developmental issues, the long break that lies ahead, may seem impossible to navigate. All kids do better with structure and routine, and especially those with mental health issues including anxiety, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. However, “Vacation” can be anything but for the parents who care for them. Here are three tips to help keep your child on track so summer can be pleasant for everyone in the family: Maintain your schedule You may never be able to duplicate the structure school provides, but it may be helpful to maintain the school year’s daily schedule, including meal times and bedtime. Even though it can be very tempting to let your kids stay up late and sleep in, in the long run, sticking to the same schedule pays off by keeping your child more comfortable, and more cooperative. Get outdoors Home can become a safe cocoon, especially for children with sensory issues, but no child should spend hours in front of a screen. Camping or playing together outside, will get them away from sitting in front of the TV. Limiting screen time is easier when kids can enjoy riding a bike or scooter, splash in the community pool, or climb on the playground equipment. Plus, physical activity is good for everyone’s mind, body and spirit, and most kids have energy to burn. Find support Don’t feel bad booking a sitter and spending time with friends; it’ll help you keep from feeling marooned, and your well-being is critical to caring for your child. If you cannot afford a sitter, close friends with or without kids can also provide good company and support for parents, even if mom or dad is still doing the supervising and discipline. It is always nice to have an extra adult or even an older child around to help keep an eye on yours. For more information about this topic or another, please contact me at the NDSU Extension office at 754-2504 or email: carmen. rath.wald@ndsu.edu. I would be glad to help!

Future of beef revisited CONTINUED FROM PAGE B23

well, that, like it or not, the beef business still struggles with the breed ’em, feed ’em and eat ’em mentality. The concept that what happens on our individual operations must feed into a larger system is very engrained, almost encouraging the cow-calf producer to take a “no change” stance. Some cow-calf producers continue to get larger, realizing that even the large systems we feed into ultimately feed into even larger systems. Who calls the “shots”? Well, that is a good question. The need to cash flow has pushed cow-calf operations to expand. Income minus expenses is not a simple calculation; however, many production units struggle with finding the cash to keep the calculation positive. Cattle operations still monitor and struggle with expense, oftentimes narrowing their ability to survive as a viable beef operation into the future by passing by known market and efficiency management options to maintain cash. Managerial options still need to be much broader and reflective of current worldwide consumer thinking. The 2006 Choices report identified seven issues that are fundamental to the future of beef and animal agriculture: • Markets, structure and competition • Value of integrated markets • Increasing demand • Environmental regulation and litigation • Immigration and labor • Animal identification and traceability systems • Community impacts How many of these terms still sound familiar? They all should. Our understanding of these seven issues defines our long-term survivability. Knowing the amount of feed a beef cow eats and the sire of next year’s calf is important, but the ability to produce that calf by the next generation depends on understanding these issues and tweaking them for the betterment of the beef industry. Spend some time reading, pondering and mulling the future of beef during the next few weeks as issues will be revisited and contemplated for the betterment of our future. May you find all your ear tags. For more information, contact your local NDSU Extension agent (https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory) or Ringwall at the Dickinson Research Extension Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601; 701-456-1103; or kris.ringwall@ndsu.edu.

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Silicone wristbands improve detection of pollutants

By Gail Wells, Oregon State University Chemical-sampling wristbands made of silicone are already known as an easy-to-use method of measuring a person’s exposure to environmental pollutants. Invented at Oregon State University (OSU), the colorful wristbands (https://bridges.extension.oregonstate.edu) absorb chemicals from the air and skin. A new OSU study shows that the wristbands are also very good at linking external chemical exposure—the substances that go into a person’s body—with the chemicals formed inside the body itself as it metabolizes these “parent” pollutants. These metabolites, as they’re called, are the best clue to what actually makes people sick. “The metabolites often become more toxic than the parent chemical,” said Kim Anderson, OSU environmental chemist and leader of the research team. The wristbands, she said, promise to help researchers connect the dots between a person’s exposure to polluting chemicals and diseases he or she may develop as a result. The chemicals studied belong to a class known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are pervasive pollutants emitted by the burning of carbon-based fuels including gasoline, diesel, and wood. Oil spills and natural gas extraction also contribute to PAH pollution. Exposure to PAHs is linked to a variety of illnesses, including cancer, obesity, neurological problems and respiratory issues. The researchers compared PAH chemicals detected by the wristbands to those detected by backpack air-quality samplers, a common tool for measuring exposure to environmental pollutants. Twenty-two pregnant women in New York City wore both the wristbands and the backpack samplers for 48 hours. Then each woman gave a urine sample, which was analyzed for the metabolites of the PAH chemicals she was exposed to. Samples from the wristbands proved to be more closely correlated with PAH metabolites in the urine than the ones from the backpack samplers. The women were already part of an ongoing study of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, now in its 20th year. “We were fortunate to piggyback on the work of colleagues at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health,” said the OSU study’s lead author, Holly Dixon, a doctoral candidate in Anderson’s lab. It’s already known, Anderson said, that findings from backpack air samplers don’t correlate well with urine metabolites. Until now it was assumed this was because the samplers don’t pick up chemicals ingested through the diet. “But we disproved that assumption,” said Anderson. “The wristbands don’t assess dietary exposure either, but they still correlated more strongly with the urine metabolites.” While metabolite analysis assesses individual health risks from PAH pollution, she said, it can’t show precisely which chemicals—and in what quantity—a person was exposed to in the first place. That’s because different people metabolize chemicals at different rates and in different ways. “So, it’s hard to backtrack to what the actual exposure was,” Anderson said. “That’s why the sampling tools are so important, because regulators and policymakers need data on the chemicals as they’re going in.” The backpack device is an “active” sampler—it has a battery-operated pump that forces air through a filter to collect chemical particles and through polyurethane foam to capture PAHs in gaseous form. In contrast, the silicone wristband is a “passive” sampler, with no moving parts—it picks up gaseous PAHs from simply being present in an environment, making it easy to use in a research setting. “The wristbands are a biologically relevant exposure-assessment tool that researchers can easily integrate into environmental health studies,” Anderson said. Anderson and her team invented the wristband samplers several years ago. They have been used in other studies, including one that measured Houston residents’ exposure to PAHs in floodwaters after Hurricane Harvey. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, was published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. ##### If you like your espresso coffee sweet, you should use granulated sugar, which dissolves more quickly, rather than sugar cubes; white sugar rather than brown sugar or candy; and real sugar rather than sweeteners which alter the taste of the coffee.

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Cutting and leaving western juniper may lead to increase in invasive grasses By Chris Branam, Oregon State University Extension

The spread of western juniper and invasive grasses are major threats to the health of the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. A new study, published in the journal Rangeland Ecology and Management (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ article/pii/S1550742417301355), finds that in areas already overrun by juniper and non-native grasses, juniper reduction efforts alone aren’t going to be enough to restore the area, and that the grass problem will increase. Cutting down western juniper is a popular method for stemming the proliferation of the trees in the Northern Great Basin, said corresponding author Jacob Dittel, a postdoctoral researcher in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The Northern Great Basin encompasses large parts of Oregon, Idaho and Utah and nearly all of Nevada. “The concern is that instead of reducing competition to native shrubs and grasses with juniper by cutting it, we may be swapping competitors by increasing invasive grasses,” Dittel said. “Additionally, we found twice as many juniper saplings underneath felled trees than in areas where there no trees.” The study results are important because agencies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in juniper reduction treatments to increase native shrubs and grasses. Much of the focus of attention is habitat recovery of some of the ecosystem’s notable inhabitants, including the greater sage-grouse, Oregon’s prized mule deer herds and many other important wildlife species found in the sagebrush steppe. Western juniper expansion has forced out sagebrush over tens of thousands of acres in the Northern Great Basin. The proliferation of the tree has degraded the sagebrush ecosystem by forming dense stands that suck up rainwater and push sagebrush out. Invasive annual grasses are also a threat to the Northern Great Basin ecosystem. Plants such as cheatgrass and medusahead compromise habitat diversity for important wildlife species and provide fuel that could increase the frequency and intensity of wildfires. “While juniper reduction treatments are incredibly important from a wildlife habitat and a range health perspective, when the understory is compromised we need to consider follow-up treatments such as herbicide and native shrub and bunchgrass seeding to shift the balance towards native recovery,” said Lisa Ellsworth, a range ecologist in OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and co-author on the study. The published study is part of a longterm OSU study in eastern Oregon, in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), that investigates the effects of juniper removal and post-fire management techniques on a sagebrush-steppe wildlife area identified as critical mule deer wintering habitat. The study was conducted from 2012 to

2016 near Flat Creek in the ODFW-owned Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area, between the Ochoco and Malheur national forests. In 2012, ODFW created six, 2.4acre blocks within the study site, with half of the block being fenced to keep grazing cattle and feral horses out and the other open to grazing. The juniper was cut down with chain saws in the late winter and early spring of 2013, and the trees were left where they fell. In 2014, a large wildfire burned two of the three OSU study sites. The published study focuses on the unburned site. The OSU research team recorded effects of the juniper cutting on the plant community within the unburned site in 2014, 2015 and 2016. There was an increase on average in both native forbs and invasive grasses. Invasive grasses were more predominant in areas of cutting than in non-cut areas. “What we are seeing at this site is a general increase of invasive grasses in the understory, due to the juniper cuts,” Dittel said. “We didn’t see a strong response in perennial grasses or native grasses. We’re hoping that we’ll see the response further down the road.” Indeed, preliminary results on the burned portions of the study area indicate that follow-up management, such as postdisturbance herbicide and seeding, can help suppress the invasive grasses and enable edible forage plants to get reestablished, said study co-author Dana Sanchez, professor and Extension wildlife specialist in OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. The large amount of juniper seedlings in the cut-areas also indicate that simply cutting down a juniper tree and leaving it where it lays probably won’t inhibit juniper expansion, Dittel said. “Felling the tree stops the competition underground with the plants for water, but essentially they were dropping thousands of juniper seeds on the site,” Dittel said. “Those felled trees can act as a nurse plant – that microhabitat it could be wetter and cooler – which may facilitate juniper germination” In another key finding, the researchers saw no difference in native or invasive plants between grazed and ungrazed treatments, so ODFW’s current low-intensity grazing regime is appropriate for the area. The research team also included Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez, professor in the OSU Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, and Connor Morozumi, an OSU wildlife science graduate who is now a doctoral student at Emory University. ODFW funded the majority of the study, and the Oregon Beef Council partially funded Mata-Gonzalez’s participation in the study. The OSU Extension Service recently published a guide to identifying invasive grasses in the Northern Great Basin (https:// catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/ catalog/files/project/pdf/em9188.pdf).

Horses in mourning In the era of Genghis Khan of the Mongolian Empire, horses were sacrificed to be used by fallen warriors in the hereafter. Primitive northern European beliefs incorporated riderless horses into funerals to signify the need for the fallen warrior to ride to heaven. In the U.S. military, it is tradition to have

a riderless horse wearing ornamental tack (called a caparisoned horse) follow the casket of the nation’s president (the military’s commander-in-chief), or any army or marine corps officer of high status. Riding boots are placed in the stirrups backward to symbolize that the deceased person will never ride again


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Post-fire ponderosa pine restoration at Rogers Research Site

By University of Wyoming Extension A new University of Wyoming (UW) bulpine ecosystem and how soil ecology is letin contributes to the building knowledge linked to seedling regeneration,” she said. base of post-fire ponderosa pine restoration Winters’ faculty adviser and bulletin across Wyoming and the West. co-author, Linda van Diepen, an assistant UW faculty members, students and others professor in the Department of Ecosystem are exploring best management practices for Science and Management, stated prelimirestoring a ponderosa pine forest follownary results emphasize the difficulty of ing the 2012 Arapaho Fire, which burned ponderosa pine restoration in dry environapproximately 98,000 acres in the north ments where climate change and forest manLaramie Mountains of southeast Wyoming. agement practices, including long-term fire They are conducting the ongoing study at suppression, have resulted in more frequent the 320-acre Rogers Research Site (RRS) in high-severity fires. extreme northeast Albany County. The fire “Ponderosa pine regeneration following killed the majority of ponderosa at the site, high-intensity wildfire is limited in midwhich is owned by UW and managed by the elevation, lower montane, dry forests in the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Rocky Mountain region, including areas (WAES) within the College of Agriculture like the Laramie Mountains and RRS,” van and Natural Resources. Diepen said. “This is due to a reduction of In 2015, a UW faculty-student team seed supplies from living trees, warming launched the long-term project at RRS to temperatures and limited precipitation.” investigate the impacts of different restoThe study at RRS was initiated by coration treatments applied to the post-fire authors Mollie Herget, while a graduate landscape. Early findings are detailed in student at UW, along with her faculty adRRS Bulletin 5, Restoration of Ponderosa viser, UW Professor Steve Williams, who Pine Following High-Intensity Fire, Rogers has since retired. Among their goals were Research Site, North Laramie Mountains, to determine which method of introducWyoming. B-1298.5. ing ponderosa to the burned site is most Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) has effective for forest regeneration: natural evolved to survive frequent, low-intensity regeneration, planting seedlings or planting fires, which clear out the understory. But ponderosa seed. high-severity fires like the Arapaho, which Of the original 2,400 seedlings that were occurred during a severe drought, are killplanted in 2015, only 146 were still alive last ing the thick-barked trees, and research is year, a survival rate of 6.1 percent. At the still evolving to determine best management same time, however, little natural regenerapractices for restoring P. ponderosa forests tion has been observed. following such fires. The study is also examining whether “Extreme wildfire seasons are occurring various timber cutting treatments and the concurrently with drought, and our research planting of native grass seed help reestablish is trying to determine if utilizing manageponderosa pine. Winters and van Diepen, ment practices like broadcast-seeding ponwith the help of others, will conduct addiderosa pine seed or hand-planting seedlings tional surveys at RRS this year. They will are viable options for reforestation,” said also examine whether the various treatco-author Stephanie Winters, a graduate ments affect soil biogeochemistry and the student in the UW Department of Ecosysmicrobial community, and whether there is tem Science and Management. a correlation with forest restoration success. “We are also trying to determine how soil WAES editor and co-author Robert microbiology and biogeochemistry change Waggener said ongoing research at RRS following a high-severity fire in a ponderosa is following the wishes of Col. William C. Rogers, who bequeathed his land in the north Laramie Mountains to UW in 2002, stipulating the property be LLC used to conduct research relating to the improvement of forestry and wildlife resources in the area. “Colonel Rogers, who believed in the education of young people, would be very pleased knowing that UW graduate and undergraduate students are carrying out studies in collaboration with their faculty mentors and others,” Waggener said. The bulletin is available by going to uwyo.edu/uwe and selecting the Find A Publication link. Type the title of the bulletin or the bulletin number into the search field. RRS Bulletin 5 and other publications in the series are posted on the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center website at bit.ly/RogersResearchSite. ##### Paint the inside of a jar with non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint for an easy DIY lantern.


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The beef industry has tremendous potential for growth within individual cattle. But just because we can, does that mean we should? Sound cattle management focuses on maintaining growth and efficiency and, in many operations, pushing for improvement. The fear of paths that may take an alternative route is real. Like life, management of alternatives with only a partial knowledge of the outcome amplifies concerns. Without question, the incorporation of alternative management programs is not easy. If a management or selection protocol is working, why not just continue? Well, that would be like a building contractor adding floor upon floor to a single-story building. If the foundation design was for a single floor, eventually the foundation will fail, and the building will collapse. Cattle are no different. The cattle industry always will have a point where too much of a good thing will become a challenge. Let me tell a story. The point at the end will be perplexing. Once upon a time (2008 to 2011), two groups of cows were born at the Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) Ranch near Manning. One group’s frame score was 2.6; the other group was 4.9. Some said those smaller cattle certainly must be for entertainment because the cows were quite different. No, these were real cattle, not a sideshow. Although I must admit to some head scratching and doubt as to the functionality of the smaller cows. As the small-frame cow herd number increased through time, the bulk of the discussion centered on frame size. The original objective was to develop a herd of smaller cows for grazing on the range research project at the center. As the smaller cows came into production, they replaced the largest cows. Here’s an important point: The smaller cows were daughters of cows that had significant growth, as evident by the cows’ mature weight. Hold onto that thought. The result was two herds: one smaller in frame and one medium in frame. The larger-framed set of cows, which were typical heavy-frame, score 6-plus types, were sold because the center did not have pasture for additional cows. As calves, the smaller cattle averaged 38 to 40 inches at the hip at fall weaning, thus an average frame score of 2.6; the larger cattle as calves were 43 to 44 inches at the hip, a frame score of 4.9. As time passed, the moderately framed cows were called “beef” and the smaller-

framed cows were called “range.” I would imagine that some internal bias was involved in calling the mediumframed cows “beef,” but that should come as no surprise. And in keeping with the original objective to develop a herd of smaller cows for grazing on the range research project at the center, the smaller cows seemed to simply fit the “range,” or grass-based concepts, better. I guess, for many, suggesting a frame score 2.6 cow would be called “beef” would seem inappropriate. At least an occasional raised eyebrow would suggest that. And yes, I must admit, I, too, would shake my head as the frame 2 to 3 would walk by. Remember, the beef industry depends on numerous connective links from the conception of the calf through birth, growth, harvest and fabrication all the way to the end user. Keeping this process in focus is not easy. Seedstock breeders need to produce bulls that commercial producers can use to sustain a family with income and yet leave something for the next step. The next step is the real question. Just how big is the step? How many steps does the commercial producer leave for someone else? Currently, the beef producer has the option to place more than 1,000 pounds of carcass beef on the rail. So just because you can, does that mean you should? What does the concept of not putting a 1,000-pound carcass on the rail look like? How much cow mass does the commercial cattle producer need to stock? Well, back to the story. The center has two herds: One herd could put an average 1,000-pound carcass on the rail; one could not. But before we go there, let’s walk through time and the descriptive data from the center cow herds. First, the “range” herd as calves had an average 205-day weight of 506 pounds. The cows weighed 1,019 pounds at 2 years of age, 1,082 pounds at 3 years, 1,162 pounds at 4 years, 1,234 pounds at 5 years, 1,271 pounds at 6 years, 1,318 pounds at 7 years and 1,313 pounds at 8 years. Their average mature weight was 1,295 pounds. Second, the “beef” herd as calves had an average 205-day weight of 616 pounds. The cows weighed 1,190 pounds at 2 years of age, 1,308 pounds at 3 years, 1,414 pounds at 4 years, 1,519 pounds at 5 years, 1,532 pounds at 6 years, 1,513 pounds at 7 years and 1,493 pounds at 8 years. Their average mature weight was 1,522 pounds. Drought forced the sale of the two herds in the fall of 2017. The “range” cows weighed 1,308 pounds. The “beef” cows averaged 1,580 pounds. Really, this was 2.6 frame cows weighing 1,308 pounds. More later. May you find all your ear tags. For more information, contact your local NDSU Extension Service agent (https:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory) or Ringwall at the Dickinson Research Extension Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601; 701-456-1103; or kris.ringwall@ ndsu.edu.


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By K-State Research and Extension News how to overcome these resistant genes,” Kansas State University researchers have Akhunov said. characterized the mechanism used by wheat This ongoing tit-for-tat battle means that to defend against the devastating stem rust scientists and wheat breeders are constantly disease, a finding they think can help them on guard against developing strains of the stay ahead of future disease outbreaks. disease. Their work, which is published in the But Akhunov says that the identification December 22 issue of Science Magazine, of AvrSr35 by K-State’s researchers and characterizes the relationship between a AvrSr50 by a team of researchers from gene in the fungus that causes stem rust, and Australia (published in the same issue of the gene in wheat that provides resistance Science magazine), “gives wheat geneticists to the disease. an opportunity to develop new avenues of “This is one of the first wheat rust aviruresistance.” lence genes characterized where we know “These discoveries provide valuable tools the fungal protein and corresponding wheat for pathogen surveillance and early detecresistance gene that is interacting with this tion of virulent strains and can guide the seprotein to trigger the resistance response,” lection of complementary resistance genes said Eduard Akhunov, professor of plant in future varieties of wheat to maximize the pathology. durability of the deployed resistance gene Wheat stem rust is a devastating disease cassettes.” caused by the fungus, Puccinia graminis f. He added that knowing pairs of avirusp. tritici. The disease made headlines in lence and resistance genes is “one of the 1999 when a particularly virulent strain, first steps to detailed understanding of the Ug99, was discovered in Uganda and disease resistance mechanisms and a deeper quickly spread to the surrounding regions. understanding toward devising new strateThat outbreak caused yield losses of 70 gies to developing disease resistant crops percent or more. and protecting yield.” At the time of the Ug99 discovery, the “All of these secreted fungal proteins, United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Orincluding AvrSr35, have targets inside the ganization estimated that 80 to 90 percent plant cells that they bind to and somehow of global wheat cultivars were susceptible interact with,” Akhunov said. “This interacto this particular fungal strain. tion is important for the fungus to grow and The K-State scientists found that a spefeed on the plant.” cific protein encoded by a fungal gene – also According to Akhunov, once scientists called an avirulence factor (Avr) – ultiknow which target in the plant cells that mately can lead to the death of the fungus the fungus is trying to change, they can when it interacts with a resistant gene in the implement new strategies to develop disease wheat crop. resistant plants in the future. The scientists dubbed the fungal gene “For example, we can modify this target AvrSr35, because it makes the fungus in wheat using biotechnology or CRISPR/ susceptible to resistance gene Sr35, a gene Cas9 gene editing, so that this target is not identified by Akhunov and his team in 2013 recognizable by the fungus,” he said. that is known to provide resistance to Ug99 Salcedo, a native of Colombia, has been stem rust. with the project since the beginning. He will “This protein (AvrSr35) is secreted by complete a doctoral degree from Kansas the fungus early in the infection stage, State University next year. and once Sr35 senses the presence of this William Rutter, a former postdoctoral protein, it triggers the immune response,” research associate in Akhunov’s lab who Akhunov said. currently works at the U.S. Department of During this response, Sr35 is able to Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service prompt a cell death pathway in the wheat, Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, South essentially cutting off nutrients to the fungus Carolina, was another lead author in the until it dies. study. K-State researchers worked closely “The plant sacrifices some groups of cells with scientists from the USDA’s Cereal instead of compromising the entire tissue,” Disease Lab in St. Paul, Minnesota and the said Andres Salcedo, a graduate student Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit who was instrumental in the discovery and in Manhattan, Kansas. is the lead author for the article appearing Akhunov also credited a team of Kin Science. State and University of California-Davis But fungi are hardy characters and scientists who have worked on the project, eventually they find a way to overcome the including experts in bioinformatics, protein resistant genes, leading to new strains of the chemistry, next generation sequencing, and disease. Sometimes this happens because confocal microscopy. The project began in the fungus no longer contains a trigger gene, 2011. such as AvrSr35, which means the resistant The National Institute of Food and Aggene – Sr35 – no longer senses the presence riculture, an agency of the USDA, and the of the fungus. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the “You have this cycle where you have key partners of the Borlaug Global Rust Inibreeders developing new varieties with tiative, provided funding for this research. resistant genes, and over time fungi learn

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K-State takes reserve champion sweepstakes award

By K-State Research and Extension News The combined placing of nine agricultural competition teams at the 2018 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference has earned Kansas State University reserve champion in the Sweepstakes Award for the four-year division. This was the first time that K-State has entered enough contests to qualify for the sweepstakes challenge. The conference was hosted by Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, April 19-21. A total of 27 fouryear and 16 two-year schools competed with 767 individual contestant entries in 13 different contest areas. K-State hosted the NACTA Judging Conference last April. K-State teams placed first in Equine Judging and Precision Agriculture, second in Crops, Soils, Knowledge Bowl, Dairy Judging, Agriculture Sales/Communications, and Computer Applications, and third in Livestock Management. Several students competed on more than one team. Iowa State University was the sweepstakes champion by a slim margin. Top three overall individual awards were earned by Emily Hudson, Troy, Missouri, first place, Ashley Hoffman, Basehor, second, and Christian Calliham, Colby, third in Equine Judging, Clint Koupa, Lincolnville, first in Precision Agriculture, Nicole Sudbeck, Seneca, second in Crops, and Abby Friesen, Colby, third in Computer Applications. In addition to the 1-2-3 sweep of the individual awards by Hudson, Hoffman and Calliham, the Equine Judging team took first place in all three contest divisions: halter, performance and oral reasons. The fourth team member was Caitlin Dreher, Iola. Joining Clint Kroupa on the Precision Agriculture team were Chris Weber, Hoxie, Will Moreland, Medford, Oklahoma, and Keren Duerksen, Newton. The team placed first in the exam and analysis sections, and second in component identification. Crops team members in addition to Nicole Sudbeck were Chris Weber, Keren Duerksen, and Sarah Zerger, Cheney. Alternates were Nate Dick, Inman, Kaylin Fink, Chapman, Trent Frye, Belleville, Tyler Marr, Formosa, and Katie Fross, Hays. The team placed first in the lab practical component and second in identification, agronomic exam and math practical. Members of the Soils team were Keren Duerksen, who led the team with seventh place overall, Chris Weber, Sarah Zerger, and Katie Fross. Alternates were Abigail Kortokrax, Azle, Texas, Jagger Borth, Meade, and Paul Glover, St. George. Members of the Dairy Judging team were Lance Coe, Soldier, Ryann Allison, Fort Scott, Jessica Hanson, Ulysses, and Molly Roach, Rantoul. The team placed first in oral reasons and second in placings. The Knowledge Bowl team consisted of Nicole Sudbeck, Sarah Zerger, Will Moreland and Jenna Chance, Lebanon, Indiana. Chris Weber was the alternate. The Agriculture Sales/Communications team included Leah Giess, Pierz, Minnesota, Chelsie Calliham, Colby, Mary Marsh, Arbuckle, California, and Tarra Rotstein, Ocala, Florida. The team placed second in both the exam and the written media plan components. Joining Abby Friesen on the Computer Applications team were Nicole Sudbeck, Will Moreland and Jenna Chance. The team placed second in both the general knowledge and application sections. The Livestock Management team was led by Jenna Chance who placed first in the exam component. Other team members were Will Patterson, Holton, Olivia Harrison, Saybrook, Illinois, and Morgan Scilacci, Baker City, Oregon. The team placed first in knowledge exam and second in problem solving. Kevin Donnelly served as coach for the Crops, Knowledge Bowl, Precision Ag, and Computer Applications teams. Mickey Ransom and Erin Bush coached the Soils team. The Equine Judging team was coached by James Lattimer and Rachel Sorensen. Jarrod Blackburn was the Dairy team coach and Audrey King coached the Ag Sales/Communications team. ##### Popular breeds from the Americas Appaloosa, Assateague and Chincoteague Ponies, Azteca, Criollo, Falabella, Galiceno, Gypsy Vanner, Kiger Mustang, Mangalarga, Miniature Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Morgan, National Show Horse, Paint Horse, Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso, Pony of the Americas, Quarter Horse, Rocky Mountain Pony, Saddlebred, Standardbred, and Tennessee Walking Horse.


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This “whey” to make vodka could add value to creameries

By Mark Floyd, Oregon State University As much as 90 percent of the milk that goes into a cheesemaking facility comes out as whey, which can be expensive to dispose of in landfills and potentially harmful to the environment. Large companies can turn a nice profit by turning some of that whey into protein powders and other nutrition-enhancing products – but the equipment is too expensive for most artisanal creameries, researchers say. However, a new movement is emerging as some of these smaller companies are exploring whey-based “spirits” – namely, vodka. Not only are cows now a potential cog in the distilling process, the environmental impact is far less damaging than dumping whey into a landfill, according to studies at Oregon State University (OSU). “Even though some energy is required to transform whey into vodka, there is still a huge environmental gain by not disposing of it through waste streams,” said Lisbeth Goddik, a professor of food science and technology at OSU and holder of two endowed professorships. “There is a significant reduction of greenhouse gases, and the creameries have the potential to also boost their revenue.” A handful of companies already are producing “vodka from whey” products and Goddik, along with Paul Hughes of OSU’s fermentation science program, are conducting research on the flavor characteristics of different wheys and the spirits they produce. Most of the whey in the United States is “sweet whey,” which comes from the process of making cheddar, mozzarella and Swiss cheeses. “Acid whey” is produced from making cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, Goddik said, and its disposal is particular challenging. But not when they are converted into alcohol. “Both types of whey ferment and distill beautifully,” said Hughes, who leads the burgeoning distilling program at OSU. “Our chemical flavor analysis suggests some differences between the two wheys and eventually we hope to isolate more of the chemical compounds and match them with flavor characteristics.” Acid whey distillate in particular has a lot of terpenes, which are unsaturated hydrocarbons also found in beer and wine. Common in many plant products, the terpenes originate in the grass cows eat, yet the whey – and the distilled products that result – don’t taste “grassy,” Hughes said. The OSU researchers say that distilling whey to make spirits could be done more easily and inexpensively than, say, converting whey to protein powder. The process of distilling could be done by individual artisanal creameries, or a number of creameries could create a cooperative to turn their whey waste into spirits. The impact could be significant. Goddik said Oregon has 22 artisan cheesemakers, Washington has about 70, and there are approximately 1,700 in the United States. Oregon, alone, produces roughly 2.6 billion pounds of milk annually. “Cheese companies used to spread whey on fields, feed it to animals, and dispose of it in landfills,” Goddik said. “Neither is a great solution. Even if you decide to ferment the whey and then dump it down the drain, there is less damage to the environment. But why do that if you can create a value-added product?” Hughes said the distilling industry has shown a keen interest in OSU’s research into whey products and taste characteristics. “We’ve never had this much interest from them since we started our distilling program.” OSU graduate student Derrick Risner led the studies of the environmental impact of whey and found that whey has a high level of “biochemical oxygen demand,” or B.O.D. In essence, the high nutrient level can lead to more algae production in streams, and a decrease in the water’s oxygen levels, among other environmental impacts. Results of the whey environmental impacts study have been published in the Journal of Dairy Science. Goddik holds the Paul & Sandra Arbuthnot Professorship and the Oregon Dairy Institute/Bodyfeldt Professorship and leads the artisanal cheese program in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences (https://agsci.oregonstate.edu). ##### Before cutting a pineapple, place it upside down in the freezer for thirty minutes. Since all the sugar sinks to the bottom of the fruit, this disperses it so every bite is sweet. ##### The more you flip meat while cooking, the more crispness and natural juices it loses.


MSU faculty publishes breakthrough animal health discovery By Jenny Lavey, MSU News Service

A Montana State University faculty member has found that, like most good things in life, a majority of healthy microbes in newborn cattle come from their mothers. Carl Yeoman, associate professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in the MSU College of Agriculture, recently published findings in Scientific Reports, a publication of the prestigious science journal Nature. The paper, Yeoman said, is the first to demonstrate the maternal influence on calves’ earliest gut microbes, primarily where they come from and how they assemble in differing regions of the gut. Yeoman, who researches and teaches about the microbial ecosystems in various animals, including cattle and sheep, said the paper is part of a five-year research project he began when he joined the faculty at MSU. He added that its findings “have the potential to contribute greatly to the field of animal health and production.” “Gut microbes, particularly the earliest gut microbes of livestock and other mammals, play important roles in animal health, including aiding the maturation of the animals’ immune systems and sustaining nutrition,” Yeoman said. “Understanding the routes of transmission of these important gut inhabitants allow us to influence their dissemination to future generations and provides motivation to protect these maternal microbial reservoirs.” In the paper, Yeoman and his co-authors describe finding that a large portion of microbes that colonize a cattle’s gut were derived from contact with the mother — during and after birth. Additional authors on the paper include Suzanne Ishaq, a former postdoctoral fellow in the Yeoman lab, now a research assistant professor at the University of Oregon; Elena Bichi from the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Leon in Spain; Sarah Olivo, MSU research assistant, James Lowe, director of the College of Veterinary

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Carl Yeoman, right, associate professor in the College of Agriculture at Montana State University, guides microbiology senior Deanna DeSon through sample collection at MSU’s teaching and research farm. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.

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Yeoman published similar results to the cow study about lambs in the Journal of Animal Science last year. Those findings show that microbes vary through differing regions of the lamb’s gut and that fiber-degrading bacteria exist both in the rumen as well as the colon. Yeoman said these microbes, along with other health-promoting bacteria in the small intestine, were all found to be important to feed efficiency of the animal. Feed efficiency is a measurement to determine the ability of livestock to turn feed nutrients into milk and meat, measured in pounds of milk or meat produced per pound of dry matter consumed. Both findings pave the way for a better understanding of how to optimize livestock gut microbiota during the early stages of life, Yeoman said, which could lead to healthier and more productive livestock. “Dr. Yeoman is using cutting-edge microbiological science to find answers to some of agriculture’s big problems,” said Patrick Hatfield, head of MSU’s Department of Animal and Range Sciences. “The overall health of an animal, its ability to reproduce and how well it can fight off disease happens on the molecular level. His research is providing the agricultural industry with insight into the earliest interactions of an animal that has a life-long impact. Yeoman’s research is supported by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, the Bair Ranch foundation, and Land ‘o’ Lakes. His work has also received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Health multistate research projects, which connects Yeoman’s research expertise to other groups throughout the U.S. Yeoman’s USDA-NIFA multistate project uses molecular tools in order to enhance the competiveness and value of U.S. beef. “There are a lot of unseen interaction that you can only pick up through molecular tools,” Yeoman said. “The way microbes interact with the animal host and with each other occur at the molecular level. Understanding these interactions is critical for the success of Carl Yeoman, right, associate professor in the College of Agriculture at Mon- animal and the producer’s tana State University, and Deanna Deson, a senior in microbiology, remove ability to be economically feed from a cannulate cow to gather rumen fluid, Friday, April 27, 2018, at the university’s Bozeman Agricultural and Teaching Farm in Bozeman, and ecologically sustainable.” Montana. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez. Medicine at at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Brian Aldridge, professor of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. By examining microbes present in 10 regions of a calf’s gastrointestinal tract during the first 21 days of its life, the study showed that many important microbes are transferred to the calf from three unique maternal reservoirs. “We show that, on average, 41 percent of microbes in gut mucosa (surface) and 46 percent in the gut lumen (gut contents) of calves are acquired from their mother’s vagina, colostrum and the skin around the udder,” Yeoman said. “The udder, in particular, had more influence than we expected.” The gut mucosa is the largest immunological environment of the body. Colostrum is the first form of milk produced by mammals immediately after giving birth. Microbes such as methanogenic archaea, which remove inhibitors of the break down of dietary fiber, but, in so doing, produce the potent greenhouse gas methane, were also found to be uniquely acquired from the mother cow’s vagina, he said. According to Yeoman, almost all studies to date have focused on microbes of the rumen — the largest of four stomach chambers in cattle that serves as “a large fermentation vat where bacteria and other microorganisms break down feed.” But Yeoman and his fellow researchers believe there are more “good” microbes to discover elsewhere in a cow. “We show that the microbes in the rumen are very different from those in other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, and there is good reason to think microbes in other parts of the gut are also important to nutrition as well as health,” he said.


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Look Without insect pollinators cucumbers, for single flowers with flat faces; fluffy apples and berries – along with thousands double flowers deter bees. Choose a diverof other plants – wouldn’t bear fruit or sity of plants and have some that bloom at vegetables. That makes conservation vital, different times of the year – some plants like said Gail Langellotto, entomologist and Oregon grape even bloom in winter. horticulturist for Oregon State University Plant in swaths. Planting something is (OSU) Extension Service. To help make this better than nothing, but you’ll notice that a happen she is surveying bee species from single plant rarely has pollinators visiting. 24 Portland-area gardens, all tended by a “Bees are economical,” Melathopoulos cadre of OSU Extension master gardeners. said. “They want to go to a big box store. 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They’ve installed them, not only on which you choose. Some have a graceful on campus, but around town at the Corvallis weeping form. Zone 6. Fire Department downtown, the Methodist Bloom spring through early summer Church and Sunset Park. (April through June) Shay hopes to have 20 more pollinator Western serviceberry (Amelanchier houses placed in public locations by next alnifolia spp.): Native deciduous shrub or year, some accompanied by gardens. small tree with star-shaped white flowers “As we become more urbanized, it makes followed by maroon-purple berries. Zone 4. sense to provide habitat for pollinators,” he Borage (Borago officinalis): An annual said. “We’re trying to get the word out and herb with fuzzy foliage and delightful clustell people to do the same things in their ters of blue flowers; will reseed year to year. own backyards.” An ancient plant that is used for medicinal Langellotto agrees. 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Globe gilia (Gilia capitata): A native annual that’s very adaptable to different situations. Sports puffs of lavender flowers. May reseed. Lupine (Lupinus spp.): Tall spikes of flowers make this perennial a distinctive plant in the garden. The most common is blue, but hybrids run the gamut from pink and red yellow and white and even bi-colors. Zone 3. Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana): A native deciduous shrub or small tree with pendulous white flowers and attractive bark. Zone 2. Bloom mid- to late summer (July through September) Blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum and spp.) A sturdy perennial with rods of lavender-blue flowers. Smells like anise when crushed. Zone 4. California poppy (Eschscholzia californica): The familiar, friendly orange perennial wildflower that’s as tough as it comes. Drought tolerant. Zone 5. Oregon gumweed (Grindelia stricta or integrifolia): A native plant bearing school-bus yellow, daisylike flowers. Great for the beach. Zone 8. Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale): Another native, yellow-blooming perennial with daisylike flowers and a big cone in the center. Zone 3. Showy tarweed (Madia elegans): This yellow-blooming native plant is an annual herb, and a beautiful one at that. Flowers are centered with a red ring. Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii): A pretty, pest-free perennial with gray-green, fragrant foliage and spikes of small flowers in shades of blue and purple. Zone 5. Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia): Airy clouds of lavender flowers distinguish this heat-loving, low-water perennial. Zone 4. Phacelia (Phacelia spp.): A fast-growing perennial with fernlike foliage topped with fascinating blue flowers that unfurl in a fiddlehead shape. Zone 7. Stonecrop (Sedum spp.): There are any species of this succulent, both tall and low. Groundcovers normally put out small yellow flowers; tall have blooms in shades of pink. Drought tolerant. Various hardiness, some as low as Zone 4. Bloom late summer to fall (September through November) Michaelmas daisy (Aster amellus): An easy-to-grow perennial with daisylike flowers in various shades of purple and pink. There’s even a white one. Zone 4. Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis): A native perennial with abundant sprays of sunshine yellow. Zone 4. Douglas aster (Symphyotrichum subspicatum): An adaptable, very-long blooming native perennial with lavenderblue, daisylike flowers. Zone 5. – List compiled by Signe Danler, OSU Horticulture Department

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Date When Celebrated: July 16th World Snake Day is today. Snakes have been around since the Garden of Eden. So, it only fitting, that the world has a special day to celebrate snakes. The Bible tells us that in the garden of Eden, Satan appeared to Eve in the form of a snake. That connection to Satan, gave snakes a bad reputation since the beginning of time. Perhaps that’s why so many people are afraid of snakes. Did You Know? Earthworms were once believed to be a species of snakes. Gardeners killed every one they found, unaware of the beneficial effect of earthworms in gardens. A little Snaky Trivia: • There are over 3400 species of snakes. • Snakes are on every continent, except Antarctica. • Snakes eat insects, rodents and frogs. Large snakes can even eat small animals like small deer, pigs, monkeys, and small dogs. • Snakes swallow their food whole. • The longest snakes are a species of python, which can reach 30 feet in length. • The heaviest snake, an Anaconda ,weighed 550 pounds. • The smallest snake is just 4 inches long. • Snakes shed their skin 3-6 times per year.


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By Bruce Auchly, FWP Region 4 Information Officer If this Universe has a Creator, she must have been having a good day when she created birds. They are colorful and dull, helpful and ruinous. They eat bird seed, harmful insects, even our garbage. They will also ruin your clean car and carry off your cat at night. They nest in trees, on the ground and even underground. Yes, even underground. A friend called a couple of years ago excited that a pair of burrowing owls had taken up residence in an abandoned gopher hole on her north central Montana property. From the joy those birds brought, you would have thought it was Christmas morning not just a pair of native birds nesting. But those are the sorts of feelings birds evoke in us. Think about the wildlife around us. They run, swim and crawl. So what? So do we. Birds, however, fly, have exotic colors and sing, characteristics we have all wished for one time or another. Early some morning now go outside and listen – in town or out. The music, the dawn chorus, the cadence. Beethoven and Mozart could not have devised such symphonies. Watch the males fight over territory and females wait to pick the winner. Shakespeare could not have come up with better drama. Birds have intrigued man since we dropped out of the trees and stood upright. In Greek mythology we have Icarus, who tried to fly but came too close to the sun, fell to Earth and died, teaching us lessons about arrogance and foolish pride. The Bible is full of references to birds, often symbolizing hope. And speaking of Shakespeare, about 45 species of birds figure into his works, including the starling, which a fan decided to release in North America in the 1880s. Thanks a lot for that, by the way. So much bird behavior happens without our notice or appreciation. Especially on the prairie, where, truth be told, magic occurs and a part of my heart lies. On the isolated prairie that stretches out from the Rocky Mountain Front are dozens and dozens of bird species that nest wherever patches of trees and shrubs struggle to grow. A smaller group nests on the ground tucked under grasses and flowers. This class includes our state bird, the western meadowlark, and many of those “little brown jobs,” like grasshopper sparrow, chestnut-collared longspur and horned lark. Each LBJ species seeks out just the right combination of vegetation or bare dirt to stake a claim, build a nest and raise its young. Come to think of it, we’re not much different. As a group, these LBJs live where few people want to, are hard to tell apart and are as drab as a homesteader’s cabin. So, why should anyone care about the LBJs? Here’s why: For everyone there is something on this planet that touches the soul: a photo, a sunset, a video game, a major league sport, an elk bugle, this list is endless. There are those who can live without birds and those who cannot. Count me in the column of those who need them.

Montana’s state bird, the western meadowlark, is a prairie bird that nests on the ground and sings to the sky.


New Center brings speakers, scholarships to campus

By Jeremy Jackson, Associate Professor, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department The Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise launched a little more than one year ago in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE) at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise (PCPE) engages in research and educational programs to uncover the institutions and policies that encourage and enhance human well-being. PCPE accomplishes its mission by producing research and programming on issues relevant to North Dakota and the upper Great Plains region and advancing knowledge of the sources and causes of human well-being and the distinctive roles of entrepreneurship, free markets, philanthropy, private enterprise and public policy in achieving it. PCPE has two full-time staff members: Raheem Williams serves as a research specialist, and Kali Christianson conducts communications and outreach. In addition, the center has hired two faculty fellows at the rank of assistant professor in AAE and expects to hire a third in the coming year. James Caton started in August 2017, and Ray March will start in August 2018. I serve as the center’s founding director and an associate professor in AAE. During the past year, PCPE initiated several programs, events and research projects. Our flagship program, the Capitalism and Society lecture series, invites dialogue among researchers, students and community members. Last fall, PCPE hosted lectures by Art Carden, associate professor of economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business, and Peter Klein, a professor in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. In the spring, lectures were presented by Stephen Moore, an economic adviser to President Donald Trump, and Michael Matheson Miller, the director and producer of “Poverty, Inc.” PCPE also hosted a showing of “Poverty, Inc.” at the Fargo Theatre. CONTINUED ON PAGE C28

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These events are free and open to the public, and lecture videos are posted on our website (https://www.ndsu.edu/ centers/pcpe/). As one of our student-focused initiatives, we created the Mancur Olson Scholars program, which awards scholarships to students who participate in a semester-long reading and discussion group. The fall reading group focused on themes of entrepreneurship, while spring participants focused on foreign aid. The group has received positive feedback from students and is set to continue in the fall. One participant shared, “It’s a great way to become a more well-rounded individual, network with some people and learn a lot of new things.” PCPE also offers a travel scholarship for students interested in attending conferences and seminars. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Besides these educational programs, PCPE has been busy producing research. We introduced a quarterly labor report (https://www.ndsu.edu/centers/pcpe/research/labor_reports/) that highlights regional trends in the labor force, including employment, wages and other job-related topics. We also released our first policy paper, titled “Legal Plunder: Civil Asset Forfeiture in North Dakota” (https://tinyurl.com/ PolucyPaper-LegalPlunder). The center’s advisory board provides counsel to the director on strategic planning, fundraising and other issues. The PCPE Advisory Board has six members: Ron Bergan, Connie Nicholas, Ron Offutt, Steve Scheel, Steve Stenehjem and Tom Wold. PCPE faculty and staff are available for limited speaking engagements throughout the state and region. If you are interested in having a center representative speak to your group or organization, you can contact the center at ndsu. pcpe@ndsu.edu. Be sure to visit the PCPE website (https://www.ndsu.edu/ centers/pcpe) and follow us on social media (@NDSUpcpe) to keep up with the latest news, research, events and activities. ##### Deer can jump eight feet high. They might require a running start to reach such heights, but a tiny fence often isn’t enough to keep these garden nibblers away. Try a taller one, plant thorny or pungent plants as a natural barrier, or scare them off with lights or wind chimes.

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Foster County’s 4-H range management team evaluates a range site. Pictured are (from left): Beth Lee, Chayla Kuss, Tyler Lee, Mathias Kubal and Adam Gorseth. (NDSU photo)

The Foster County 4-H range management team placed fourth in the National 4-H Range Management Contest held recently in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Team members were Adam Gorseth, Chayla Kuss, Mathias Kubal, Tyler Lee and Beth Lee. Individual winners were: • Gorseth - 10th • Kuss - 12th • Kubal -15th • Tyler Lee - 18th The team earned the right to represent North Dakota 4-H in the national event by winning the North Dakota State 4-H Range Management Contest in Mandan in September 2017. The team was Foster County’s first range management team to represent the state in the national contest. The national contest consists of three ecological sites in which contestants identify the ecological site, similarity index, and habitat-limiting factor for beef production and quail, then make management decisions for optimum range production for beef cattle and quail. Contestants also identify 20 range plants. In addition, they determine the lifespan, season of growth, origin, quail food, quail cover and beef cattle food for each plant. “The national contest is quite different than the North Dakota range management contest,” says Joel Lemer, an agent in North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension’s Foster County office and one of the team’s coaches. “There are a lot of new plants to learn to identify, etc. “We worked hard preparing for the contest when we were in Oklahoma City,” he adds. “We were pleased with the results. This was a great educational experience for our 4-H members.” Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Extension rangeland management specialist, is the team’s other coach. 4-H youth development is a program of NDSU Extension. The North Dakota 4-H Foundation, Foster County 4-H Council, Foster County Soil Conservation District, Farm Credit Services of Carrington and Foster County Farm Bureau sponsored the Foster County 4-H team.

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By University of Wyoming Extension A 4-H educator has joined the Laramie County University of Wyoming (UW) Extension office. Becky Brix began June 4. “Becky has an extensive history of involvement in the 4-H program in Nebraska and Wyoming,” said Kim Reaman, UW Extension federal relations and staff development coordinator. “She is a 10-year 4-H member and continued her involvement through collegiate 4-H as well as an intern position with Albany County extension.” Brix received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from UW and a master’s degree in agricultural extension education from Colorado State University. She has also been an active community member in Laramie, including Jubilee Days, Night to Shine Laramie and Special Olympics. ##### Plant the top of a pineapple in a pot to grow another.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain other USDA disaster assistance programs. These payments are being made available today, and they are part of a broader USDA effort to help producers recover from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, wildfires and drought. A large portion of this assistance will be made available in federally designated disaster areas. “From Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, through the South, the Southwest, California and the Great Plains, American agriculture was devastated by natural disasters in 2017,” said Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. “The Trump Administration is moving quickly to distribute financial assistance to help producers recover and rebuild. It is important to get this help to producers in time for the spring planting season.” ELAP aims to help eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease, certain adverse weather events or loss conditions, including blizzards and wildfires, as determined by the Secretary. ELAP assistance is provided for losses not covered by other disaster assistance programs such as the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). The increased amount of assistance through ELAP was made possible by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed earlier this year. The Act amended the 2014 Farm Bill to enable USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to provide assistance to producers without an annual funding cap and immediately for 2017. It also enables FSA to pay ELAP applications as they are filed for 2018 and subsequent program years. Other USDA Disaster Assistance Programs The Act removed program year payment limitations and increased the acreage cap for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), a nationwide program that provides owners of orchards, vineyards and nurseries with cost share assistance to replant eligible trees, bushes, and vines following a natural disaster. For example, the program will help owners of citrus groves in Florida, avocado trees in California, coffee plantations in

Puerto Rico and vineyards reduce the cost of replanting, and speed recovery from the loss of fruit and nut trees, bushes, and vines. Prior to the Act, there was a combined program year payment limitation of $125,000 for ELAP, LIP and LFP per person or legal entity. The Tree Assistance Program (TAP) had its own $125,000 payment limitation. The Act removed the program year per person and legal entity payment limitation for LIP and TAP. As a result of the Act, a $125,000 per person and legal entity single payment limitation applies to the total amount of program year payments received under both ELAP and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and program payments under LIP and TAP no longer have payment limits. Under the updated program, as amended by the Act, growers are eligible to be partly reimbursed for losses on up to 1,000 acres per program year, double the previous acreage limit of 500 acres. In total, it is estimated that the Act will enable USDA to provide more than $3 billion in disaster assistance, including the $2.36 billion announced last week to be made available through FSA’s new 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program. This includes $400 million made available for the Emergency Conservation Program, which helps farmers and ranchers repair damage to farmlands caused by natural disasters. As signups across the country are completed, additional applications will be funded. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States was impacted by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events in 2017 including: three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, drought and wildfire. More than 25 million people – almost eight percent of the population – were affected by major disasters. From severe flooding in Puerto Rico and Texas to mudslides and wildfires in California, major natural disasters caused catastrophic damages, with an economic impact totaling more than $300 billion. For Assistance Producers with operations impacted by natural disasters and diseases in 2018 are encouraged to contact their local USDA service center to apply for assistance through ELAP, TAP, LIP and LFP. Producers with 2017 ELAP claims need to take no action as FSA will begin paying those claims today.


Leadership Sorghum Class IV

From sorghumcheckoff.com The Sorghum Checkoff is pleased to announce the members of Leadership Sorghum Class IV. Leadership Sorghum is a program hosted by the Sorghum Checkoff designed to develop the next generation of sorghum leaders and advocates. “The success of any industry lies within its ability to create leaders,” said Verity Ulibarri, Sorghum Checkoff Chairwoman. “With the growing population and demand for agricultural products, we need producers to promote our industry in a positive, well-informed way and Leadership Sorghum serves this purpose.” Fourteen farmers from five states have been selected to participate in the program’s fourth class: Auden Aranda - Keyes, Oklahoma John Bergkamp - Garden Plain, Kansas Jon Berning - Scott City, Kansas Dustin Borden - Gruver, Texas Michael Brooks - Walsh, Colorado Matthew Davis - Manhattan, Kansas Jaden DeVore - Cheney, Kansas Jace Gibbs - Dighton, Kansas David Junker - McCook, Nebraska Larry Kendig - Osborne, Kansas Kevin Pshigoda - Perryton, Texas Cole Rohr - Quinter, Kansas Tony Watson - Healy, Kansas Matthew Winters - Canyon, Texas “Leadership Sorghum benefits the sorghum industry by developing leaders for tomorrow and prepares the producer to advocate on a local, regional and national platform,” said Shelee Padgett, Leadership Sorghum program director. “Producer leaders are essential to moving our industry forward, and we are excited for the opportunity to work with Class IV so they can become better equipped to advocate for their operation and our industry.” Through both hands-on and classroom-style education, participants will gain an understanding of how sorghum moves through the value chain, how checkoffs and interest groups interact on behalf of the industry and what the future holds for the crop. Leadership Sorghum also provides professional development training and networking opportunities. For more information about the Leadership Sorghum program, visit www.LeadSorghum.com.

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Nominations sought for state’s outstanding agricultural leader

The Montana State University College of Agriculture is seeking nominations for its outstanding agricultural leader award to honor during its 2018 Celebrate Agriculture event, set for Nov. 9-10 on the MSU campus. The annual award honors those who have exhibited abundant leadership in Montana public service as an agricultural producer, industry advocate, agribusiness leader or as a friend of agriculture. The award is part of the college’s annual Celebrate Agriculture event, and awardees will be celebrated during the college’s Harvest Breakfast on Saturday, November 10. The award represents the important relationship between the land-grant mission and the agricultural community, according to MSU Vice President of Agriculture Charles Boyer. “This year is the 125th anniversary of the college and the experiment station and we’re looking forward to celebrating our legacy and future alongside students, friends and producers,” Boyer said. “The history of this Outstanding Agricultural Leader award is just as important to celebrate, because it represents the long-held relationship we have with Montana producers. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them.” Nominees will be: well respected in their agricultural community; actively involved in the agriculture industry with accomplishments that impact many; an industry leader or an upcoming, active and innovative producer; or have a lifetime of achievement in agriculture. Current MSU, state or federal employees will not be considered, except in the friend of agriculture category. Past MSU, state or federal employees need to have been retired for a minimum of two years and have shown service above and beyond their job requirements to be considered. Nominees who are not selected this year will be reconsidered the following year, but applications should be updated with current information. Last year, Dave Oien of Timeless Natural Food in Ulm won the award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 31, and forms should be received at 202 Linfield Hall, MSU, Bozeman, MT, 59717, by that date. Nomination form may be downloaded at: http://agriculture.montana.edu/celebrateag/.

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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Albion-native Toni Rasmussen is among Husker graduates helping fill the burgeoning need for agricultural education teachers across Nebraska. A May 2017 graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s (UNL) Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC), Rasmussen was hired last fall as the first ag education teacher at Wayne High School. The position is part of a 40 percent increase in agricultural education programs offered at Nebraska high schools since 2010. That growth mirrors national demand for skilled ag professionals and is helping graduates of Nebraska’s ALEC program, part of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, make immediate impacts in communities and in the classroom. “We just graduated 25 students who are prepared to teach this August and nearly all have accepted teaching positions in Nebraska,” said Matt Kreifels, associate professor of practice in the ALEC program and state director of agricultural education for the Nebraska Department of Education. In his dual role, Kreifels works with ALEC and the Department of Education to assist schools in starting ag education programs, providing resources to help schools survey needs, interest, community support and the political climate. Through the last eight years, Kreifels has helped 55 Nebraska schools add agricultural education programs. This fall, 189 Nebraska schools will offer agricultural education programs to high school students. The majority of those classes will be led by Husker graduates. While in high school, Rasmussen participated in an ag education program. The opportunity led her to create a goat enterprise on her family farm through a supervised agricultural experience. It also helped guide her career plans after college. Ag education programs at the high school level feature three components — direct classroom instruction; leadership development through Nebraska FFA; and experiential learning through a supervised agricultural experience, which can be anything from raising livestock to a research project. “Similar to CASNR’s emphasis on a systems approach, what we do at the high school level is encourage students to take courses in several programs of study,” Kreifels said. Based on industry trends, high school students participating in agricultural education programs can expect good employment opportunities if they pursue careers in agricultural related fields. Between 2015 and 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates an annual average of 57,900 job openings for graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources or environmental fields. During that same five-year span, an annual average of only 35,400 graduates are expected to fill openings. Rasmussen is now one of 200 ag education leaders across Nebraska. “The Wayne community has been extremely welcoming throughout this entire process,” Rasmussen said. “When the students started to understand the culture of an ag ed classroom and started treasuring their FFA jackets, that is when I started to realize the good that was being done for the students.” Some of Rasmussen’s favorite moments over the course of her first year in the classroom have come as students recognize that agriculture is not only farming, but also involves marketing, processing, communications and a variety of other fields. Several of her students have already indicated an interest in pursuing a career in agriculture. While it prepares new ag educators for the classroom, Nebraska’s ALEC department also helps teachers stay current with industry developments. The department offers several professional development workshops throughout each year, helping educators offer the latest, most-relevant curriculum to students. The workshops have led to schools expanding lessons to include greenhouses, aquaponics programs and animal laboratories. Trades such as welding and construction have also been introduced to students. “The cool thing about this department and agricultural education is that we’re not just preparing students and then sending them out to teach and we’re done,” Kreifels said. “We’re involved in helping to support our teachers’ postbachelor’s degree.” To learn more about Nebraska’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, visit https://alec.unl.edu.


Record high pork production for April

From USDA April 2017 contained 20 weekdays (including 0 holidays) and 5 Saturdays. April 2018 contained 21 weekdays (including 0 holidays) and 4 Saturdays. Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.28 billion pounds in April, up 8 percent from the 3.97 billion pounds produced in April 2017. Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.64 million head, up 7 percent from April 2017. The average live weight was up 9 pounds from the previous year, at 1,334 pounds. Veal production totaled 6.1 million pounds, 4 percent above April a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 42,800 head, up 10 percent from April 2017. The average live weight was down 12 pounds from last year, at 245 pounds. Pork production totaled 2.14 billion pounds, up 8 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.99 million head, up 7 percent from April 2017. The average live weight was up 2 pounds from the previous year, at 287 pounds. Lamb and mutton production, at 12.4 million pounds, was up 8 percent from April 2017. Sheep slaughter totaled 181,000 head, 1 percent above last year. The average live weight was 137 pounds, up 9 pounds from April a year ago. January to April 2018 commercial red meat production was 17.4 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2017. Accumulated beef production was up 4 percent from last year, veal was up 1 percent, pork was up 5 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 4 percent. ##### July, the hottest summer month in the Northern Hemisphere, is National Ice Cream Month, not surprisingly. Americans eat an average 20 quarts of ice cream a year. Vanilla is the most popular flavor, with chocolate coming in a distant second.

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Wireworms, larvae of click beetles, pose a major threat to the wheat and barley production in Montana. These larvae live beneath the ground and cause damage to affected plants by feeding on germinating seeds, roots and young seedlings. They may kill plants directly or create wounds that allow establishment of diseases. The unpredictable behavior of wireworms makes the assessment and control of wireworms complicated and often unsatisfactory. Since the earlier accessible effective chemical Lindane is no longer available, the demand for a reliable and effective control method is increasing. Growers, with wireworm pressure, require the effective control method to help achieve an optimum crop yield. Since 2014, we have been collecting wireworms from various farms in Pondera, Flathead and Teton Counties. We have found three species of wireworms, namely Limonius californicus, Hypnoidus bicolor, and Aeolus mellillus predominately present in wheat fields in all three of these counties. Montana faces a very cold winter season with average lowest temperature of 10–13º F. This extreme weather causes wireworms move 4–5 feet below the soil surface. During spring, after soil temperature warms to 50º F, larvae come up to around 6 inches below the soil surface and start feeding on

the plant roots. In 2012 entomologists/insect ecologists at the Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) begin studying strategies, including cultural and biological control, to manage populations of wireworms in Golden Triangle area. We have been researching the effectiveness of entomopathogenic fungus (insect killing fungus) and nematodes (predatory nematodes) to manage wireworm populations. To achieve this, we establish field trials and routinely conduct laboratory experiments. We have found that laboratory experiments require a large number of wireworms. Since, the availability of wireworms in fields is unpredictable, we try to collect wireworms from grower’s fields during spring and summer season (May– August) and keep the wireworms in small plastic cups with germinating wheat seeds and store them in incubators at a maintained temperature (±60º F) and humidity (±65%) for our experiments. The major constrain we face is availability of wireworms in the off-season. Keeping this constraint in mind, this year we have established a metal chamber at WTARC. This chamber is 6 ft. long × 3 ft. wide × 8 ft. high. It is positioned in the soil for rearing of wireworms and other soil-dwelling insects. The chamber is made CONTINUED ON PAGE C41

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A focused effort to manage wireworms CONTINUED FROM PAGE C40

up of galvanized metal sheets of 1/8-inch gauge. The bottom of the chamber has an insulated double layer of small size metal mesh (>1 mm), to avoid insects escaping the environment. The chamber is dug 7 feet deep in the ground and the remaining 1 feet is above the soil surface. The chamber is filled with soil. During the winter the larvae can move down in the soil and during spring and summer, once the soil temperature warms, they can move up, replicating an actual field situation. For rearing the wireworms, we will be following two methods. One method involves collection of adult click beetles from the field during the spring. For collecting click beetles, we will be using sweep nets and solar traps (Figure-2). As shown in the Figure-2, the Solar trap (The Noronha Elaterid Light Trap-NELT) consists of a solar panel with battery attached to a bulb. The battery charges with sun light falling on the solar panel during day time. A cup with soil and honey is placed below the bulb. At night time, the bulb lights up in absence of natural sun light and click beetles get attracted to the light emitted from the system. After 10–12 days we collect the click beetles from cup. The collected beetles will be fed on 10% honey solution and yeast mixture for 24 hours. They will be transferred into cages with growing wheat plants and other preferred plants such as peas, until they lay eggs. Later, on the once the larvae hatch, they can be transferred to the metal cage. The second method involves collection of larvae from the field and transferring them to the chamber. The transferred larvae, over time, will pupate into adults and begin laying eggs. Hopefully the eggs will hatch into larvae. To collect the larvae we will use stocking traps made up of wheat and barley seeds. The traps will be soaked for 24 hours to make the seeds sprout. Sprouting seeds release CO2 which attract wireworms. The traps will be buried into a 5–8 inch deep hole and covered with black plastic to provide an amenable environment for wireworms. Traps will be collected after about 15 days of establishing them in field. Traps with wireworms will be processed in Berlese Funnels at WTARC (Figure 3) and collected wireworms will be released in the chamber. This project will greatly aid in the obtaining of larvae for laboratory studies and will also enable the study of the intriguing life cycle stages of click beetles, which are still unstudied. Since all the reported three species have varied life cycle in terms of number of instars, the rearing will enable us to study the life cycle of all three species. The study of life cycle will include the eggs and hatching time, number of larval instars, and time taken to molt from one stage to another. Other unknown behavioral aspects such as their feeding and oviposition preference, and movement in the soil will also be explored by using this rearing facility. In conclusion, by imitating the field conditions, we plan to study biology and behavior of wireworms along with our main objective of rearing these insects for laboratory studies to find effective management options for wireworms in Montana.

Barbershop Music Appreciation Day

Date When celebrateed: July 13th Barbershop Music Appreciation Day is a day to relax and enjoy the sweet voices of the Sweet Adelines, or a Barbershop Quartet. Edna Mae Anderson of Tulsa, Oklahoma invited some women to her home to sing on July 13, 1945. Their husbands were members of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). The ladies wanted to participate in the singing fun and enjoyment. On that evening, the “Sweet Adelines” were born. The group later became Sweet Adelines International., which now boasts hundreds of groups and thousands for members. Today is a great day to listen to barbershop music. Better still, join a Barbershop Quartet, or the Sweet Adelines. The Origin of Barbershop Music Appreciation Day: Barbershop Music Appreciation Day was created in 2005 by Sweet Adelines International. It was started to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of their organization. This organization boasts over 300 choruses, and 15,000 singers.

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Rare coastal martens under high risk of extinction in coming decades

By Chris Branam, Oregon State University Extension Service paws with partially retractable claws. The coastal marten, a small but fierce forCoastal martens (https://www.fs.fed.us/ est predator, is at a high risk for extinction pnw/storymaps/pacific-marten.shtml) were in Oregon and northern California in the BRANDS FOR SALE petitioned for listing under the U.S. Endannext 30 years due to threats from human gered Species Act in 2010 but withdrawn activities, according to a new study. RS Cows LH Cows for consideration by the fish and wildlife The study, published recently in the RS Horses RS Horses service in 2015. 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Softening the pain of saving

By Cole Ehmke, Wyoming Extension In managing money, one of our biggest mistakes is our lack of self control. The Department of Commerce tells us that the US savings rate has been dipping down and is now at 2.8% – an alarming change from the 7% to 10% savings rates common in the 1950s through the early 1990s. And while 77% of Americans “always look for ways to save money,” 63% say they don’t save enough and 36% say they often spend more than they can afford. So here are some ways to sock away more money. 1. Every year, your top financial priority should be fully funding your employer’s 401(k) retirement plan. It’s forced savings that is also tax-deferred and possibly matched by your employer. 2. Compel yourself to save by automatically investing in your favorite mutual fund. Every month have some investment, say $50, deducted directly from your bank account. 3. Try rounding up your mortgage check to the next $100. Since you’ve got to write the check anyway, write it for $1,400 instead of $1,332. These extra-principal payments could end up saving you thousands in interest. 4. Save any extra-ordinary money. Use tax refunds, overtime pay, year-end bonuses, and health care reimbursements as extra savings. 5. Save your annual salary increase. Put part or all of the increase into your 401(k) or mutual fund. 6. Pay yourself first. As soon as you get your paycheck, transfer some to savings. Don’t wait till the end of the month, when the money’s gone, to decide how much to save. 7. Use your debit card instead of a credit card. Taking money straight from your account might encourage you to be more restrained, knowing that there is no credit cushion. 8. Go on a cash diet. If using a debit card doesn’t work, then decide how much you’ll spend over the next week and make a single cash withdrawal – and limit your spending to that. Such tricks can be a little silly, but they make saving easier. And as your nest egg balloons, the silliness tends to become sensible.

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DIY CLEARANCE SALE Fix it yourself and save!

We are selling these machines before they reach the Service Department. We have the parts, but not the time, to fix our trade-ins! Machines are Sold AS IS and sale price is non-negotiable.

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Stock #973191 Miles: 2,117 Color: Nara Bronze Features: Full hard cab, electric window doors, heater, wiper system, winch, stereo. Known Repairs Needed: A-Arm bushings, rear wheel bearings

Stock #101216 Miles: 5,132 Color: Black Features: Manual Shift. Known Repairs Needed: Tires, CV boot, tie rod ends

2014 Polaris Ranger XP 900

$11,800

Stock #859678 Miles: 3,608 Color: Black & Orange Features: Full cab, canvas upper doors, Heater, wiper system, stereo. Known Repairs Needed: Tires

Stock #347901 Miles: 12,705 Color: Green Features: Full cab with canvas doors, heater, wiper system. Known Repairs Needed: Steering rack boots, A-Arm bushings

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2013 Polaris Ranger XP 800 EPS LE

Stock #201083 Miles: 8,192 Color: Red Features: Electronic Shift. Known Repairs Needed: Tires, seat cover

Stock #708114 Miles: 11,001 Color: Sunset Red Features: Full hard cab, heater, wiper system. Known Repairs Needed: Tie rod ends, ball joints, CV shaft

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2001 Honda Shadow VT750CD2 motorcycle

Stock #307141 Miles: 7,667 Color: Gray Features: Full hard cab, heater, wiper system. Known Repairs needed: A-Arm bushing, Rear carrier bushings

Stock #503556 Miles: 13,726 Color: White & Gray Known Repairs Needed: New motor. Used motors available at motorcycle salvage yards

2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS LE

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$13,600

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Stock #486069 Miles: 7,334 Color: Black & White Features: Full hard cab, heater, wiper system. Known Repairs Needed: A-Arm bushings, ball joints, hub bushings

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Stock #005055 Miles: 18,484 Color: White Known Repair Needed: Motor turns over but does not start. Ran when traded in 3/22/18

Note: We only have a general knowledge of repairs needed. Buyers should make own assessments.

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• Insured • 15 Years of Experience • Locally Owned and Operated

Protect your crops from hail and sawfly!

Tyler: 406-781-9712 Shelbi: 406-781-9713


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Billings, Montana Big Timber, Montana

• BUY • SELL • RENT

Call Jim at 406-690-0737

2008 Case CX80 Excavator 2800 hours, quick coupler with 2 buckets, dozer blade, hoe pack, cab with air conditioning and radio.........................$55,000

2009 Cat 420E Backhoe Loader 4WD, extend-a-hoe, cab with heat and air conditioning, new rear tires, auxiliary rear hydraulics, quick coupler on rear............. . ...............................................................................$54,000

Helping People for over 14 years! We Work Hard to be Your Best Source for Quality Equipment!

2007 Yanmar Vio 35-3 Mini Excavator Only 1510 hours, hydraulic thumb, hydraulic quick couple, 2 buckets, good tracks, full cab with heat..................$30,000

2016 Cat 308E2 CR Excavator 130 hours, loaded up, hydraulic thumb, hydraulic coupler, long stick..................................................................... $102,000

2009 Komatsu WA250 Wheel Loader 2.75 yard bucket, quick coupler, forks, with only 4200 hours!...... . ...............................................................................$98,000

2014 Bobcat T650 Track Loader Loaded up machine with all the options and special A71 package! New tracks. 2700 hours..................................$38,450

2013 Cat 246C Skidsteer 1700 hours, cab with air conditioning, hydraulic quick couple, 2 speed, nice machine!.............................................$38,000

1998 Kenworth T800 Dump Truck 3406E Cat engine, 475 hp, 18 speed transmission, double frame, 20,000 front axle, 46,000 rears, 4.56 ratio, twin steer boxes, plumbed for a pup. Work ready!..................$35,000 With 1998 Clement 3 axle pup trailer. Package price..$40,000

2014 Cat 279D Track Loader Only 1400 hours, 75 hp, 3000/6000 operating capacity, cab with air conditioning, ride control...................................$48,800

2005 Ingersoll Rand SD25D Roller

2012 Cat 302.7 Mini Excavator

900 hours, smooth and padfoot shell, knock down blade. Good 48” roller package!................................................$26,000

Only 760 hours, excellent and powerful machine! Hydraulic thumb with QC........................................................$33,500

Only 1700 hours, 4x4, diesel, 26-ft. platform height. Really good machine! The Handiest Machine for Building Everthing!.. . 2004 Cat 433E Roller ...............................................................................$17,000 66” smooth drum roller, only 1400 hours. Efficiently setup for gravel or asphalt compaction, water system. Excellent condiwww.affordableconstructionequipment.com tion!........................................................................$48,000

8 foot broom, cab with heat and air conditioning, water system, 1250 hours. Really nice broom...............................$28,800

2006 Genie 2668RT Scissor Lift 2008 Broce RCT350 Sweeper Broom

July 2018 Trader's Dispatch  
July 2018 Trader's Dispatch