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March 2018

Vol. XIX No. 2 P.O. Box 997 Conrad, MT 59425-0997

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Spring wheat variety performance summary in Montana By H.Y. Heo, N. Blake, both Research Associates Montana State University; R.N. Stougaard, Superintendent and Professor of Weed Science, NARC; K.D. Kephart, Superintendent and Professor of Agronomy, SARC; J. Eberly, Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Soil Microbiology, CARC; P. Carr, Superintendent and Associate Professor of Cropping System, CARC; S. Briar, Research Associate, CARC; J. Miller, Research Associate, WTAC; G.V.P. Reddy, Professor of Entomology, WTAC; P. Lamb, Research Scientist, NARC; C. Chen, Superintendent and Professor, EARC; D. Nash, Cereal Quality Laboratory, Montana State University; and L.E. Talbert, Professor, Spring Wheat Breeding, Montana State University.

Introduction The agronomic characteristics of spring wheat varieties evaluated by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station are compared in this publication with other varieties commonly grown in the state. The objective of this summary is to help farmers select the varieties which will perform best in their area. Data from 2014-2017 is provided for each of the testing sites. Data for varieties grown in previous years can be found on this website: http://plantsciences.montana. edu/crops/index.html. The map on the cover shows the districts in the state for purposes of reference for specific areas of adaptation. A brief description is given which may include a variety’s particular advantages or disadvantages.

The information was extracted from data collected and analyzed from the Advanced Spring Wheat nursery. These reports are prepared by research personnel of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.

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ND Hard Red Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2017 and Selection Guide

By Joel Ransom, Andrew Green, Senay Simsek, Andrew Friskop, Matt Breiland, Tim Friesen, Zhaohui Liu and Shaobin Zhong (NDSU Main Station); John Rickertsen (Hettinger Research Extension Center); Eric Eriksmoen (North Central Research Extension Center, Minot); Bryan Hanson (Langdon Research Extension Center); Glenn Martin (Dickinson Research Extension Center); Gautam Pradhan (Williston Research Extension Center); Mike Ostlie (Carrington Research Extension Center) down 11 percent from last year. Drought sigHard red spring (HRS) wheat was harnificantly reduced yield in much of the state, vested from 5.07 million acres in 2017, with 280,000 acres of drought-damaged down from 2016. The average yield of crop not harvested; much of it was baled for spring wheat was 41 bushels/acre (bu/a), hay prior to harvest. Disease pressure was very low in the drought-affected regions of the state. PRIVATE TREATY Anchor Polled Herefords, Vaughn MT.........................A25 Beery’s Land & Livestock Co., Vida MT......................A25 Clay Creek Angus, Greybull, WY.................................A12 Cross Three Quarter Horse, Conrad MT.....................A56 Curlew Cattle Co., Whitehall MT..................................A25 Dallas Polled Herefords, Canyon Creek MT.................A3 Duncan Ranch Co, Joplin MT......................................A25 Dutton Hereford Ranch, Gold Creek MT.....................A25 Ehlke Herefords, Townsend MT...................................A25 Feddes Herefords, Manhattan MT...............................A25 Freeman Ranch, Augusta MT......................................A57 Geib Red Angus, Dagmar MT......................................A10 Hawks Angus, Galata MT.............................................A46 J Bar E Ranch, Plentywood MT...................................A25 J Bar Stenberg Ranch St. Ignatius MT........................A30 K.L. Slagsvold Herefords, Lindsay MT........................A25 McKechnie Herefords, Shelby MT...............................A25 McMurry Cattle, Billings MT........................................A25 Peterson Angus, Drummond MT.................................A55 Storey Herefords, Bozeman MT...................................A14 Thomas Herefords, Gold Creek MT.............................A25 Wichman Herefords, Moore MT...................................A25

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PRODUCTION SALES

Mar. 15 Kicking Horse Ranch, Great Falls MT..................................... A5 Mar. 17 Central Montana Gelbvieh & Angus Genetics, Lewistown MT.. A2 Mar. 19 Sun River Red Angus, Great Falls MT.................................... A3 Mar. 20 Open Gate Ranch, Simms MT.................................................. A6 Mar. 25 Hi-Line Show Pigs, Havre MT................................................ A12 Mar. 26 Hager Cattle Co., Mandan, ND................................................. A7 Mar. 28 Westphal Registered Red Angus, Grass Range MT.............. A8 Mar. 29 Master Angus, Chinook MT................................................... A11 Mar. 30 Harrer’s Lost Lake Ranch, Great Falls MT............................ A13 Mar. 31 O’Hara Land & Cattle, Shelby MT.......................................... A14 Mar. 31 Golden Triangle Breeders, Shelby MT................................... A29 Apr. 2 Gollaher Ranch, Cascade MT.................................................. A18 Apr. 4 Nissen Angus, Chinook MT..................................................... A19 Apr. 5 Arntzen Angus Ranch, Hilger MT............................................ A20 Apr. 5 Bowles J5 Reds, Glasgow MT................................................. A22 Apr. 8 7-Up Club Lambs, Helena MT.................................................... A3 Apr. 9 Nelson Livestock Company, Wibaux MT................................. A27 Apr. 11 Pass Creek Angus, Wyola MT................................................. A36 Apr. 11 Weisbeck Red Angus, Herreid, SD......................................... A31 Apr. 12 Montana’s “Northern Premier”, Chinook MT......................... A32 Apr. 13 Thiessen’s Regency Acres, Sidney MT................................. A33 Apr. 14 Patty’s Club Lambs, Chinook MT.......................................... A20 Apr. 16 Northern Plains Simmentals, Rugby, ND.............................. A38 Apr. 18 Milk River Angus, Chinook MT.............................................. A41 Apr. 26 Mangen Angus Ranch, Belle Fourche SD............................ A39

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Mar. 14 Torgerson’s, Equipment, Online......................................................... A10 Mar. 31 Kevin Hill Auction Service, Inc. Living Estate, Superior MT............ A15 Mar. 20-Apr. 9 Kinsey Auctioneers & Real Estate, Land, Online................... A23 Mar. 21-Apr. 11 Musser Bros Auctions & Real Estate, Firearms, Online...... A24 Apr. 7 Kevin Hill Auction Service, Inc. Herman Ranch Liquidation, Hot Springs MT.................................................................................................................... A34 Apr. 7-8 Creston Auction & County Fair, Creston MT..............................A4, C50 Apr. 14 RK Statewide Auctions, Unrau Retirement, Wolf Point MT............... A35 Apr. 20 Shobe Auction & Realty, Boyum Farm, Havre MT............................. A42 May. 18 Fritz Auction, Consignment, Chester MT.......................................... A48


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Nebraska Extension crop scout training on March 13

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension crop scout training for pest managers program March 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead. Experts from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) will provide in-depth information on topics including: factors influencing the growth and development of corn and soybeans; corn and soybean insect management; weed control management; identifying weeds - plant morphology; using a key to identify weed seedlings; and crop diseases and quiz. Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available with 6 in pest management, 1 in crop management and .5 in fertility/nutrient management. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost for this training is $165 which includes a resource book. For participants attending the training only (no resource book) the fee is $50. Fees include lunch, refreshment breaks, workshop materials and instruction manual. Registrants should preregister to reserve their seat and to ensure workshop materials are available the day of the training session. Updated reference materials are included in this year’s take- home instruction manual. To register, visit https://enrec.unl.edu/crop. For more information, contact Nebraska Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, or e-mail Keith Glewen at kglewen1@unl. edu.

Hay donations and transportation donations needed

Due to the ongoing impacts of severe winter weather, there is currently a significant and urgent need for hay on both the Northern Cheyenne and Fort Belknap reservations. Producers willing to donate hay and/or hauling services can contact emergency personnel at the following numbers: Northern Cheyenne: Gene Small – (406) 665-6290 or (406) 477-8474 Fort Belknap: John Young – (406) 353-4874 The Montana Hay Hotline is also available to producers as an online tool to donate, buy, or sell hay. Producers needing donated hay or producers wanting to donate hay can go to the site and create a donation listing by selecting “Donation” from the “Forage Type” dropdown menu. Users can also search existing listings to see what is currently available to purchase or create a new listing of hay for sale. Visit the online tool at:  http://agr.mt.gov/Hay-Hotline. #### In Tennessee, you can’t hunt, trap, or harm an albino deer intentionally.

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monitoring anesthesia and restraining and medicating both large and small animal patients. The students must do it all from the smallest mouse to the largest bull on the ranch with chickens, rabbits, goats, pigs, dogs, cats, horses and even a breaded dragon and a snake or two in the mix. We are privileged to have the support of several partners including The University of Montana Western (UMW). The clinical and teaching facilities are on UMW’s campus which affords the PMI students with being able to stay in the dorms and participate in campus life with the UMW students. The Beaverhead County Animal Shelter allows their animals to come to our facility for free services such as veterinary exams, vaccination, radiographs and spay/neuter surgeries. The Montana Veterinary Medical Association and the Big Sky Veterinary Technician Association have also been very encouraging. The Program received its Initial Accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association last April. This allows the graduating students to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and passing that, the VT is then eligible to

become a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Montana. All of the first graduates passed the VTNE and all were hired upon graduation. The goal of the VT Program is to get the student in, get the student trained and get them working in the veterinary field. Soft skills are also taught, such as how write a resume, how to interview for a job and what entails life as a professional. PMI offers ongoing job support past the time of graduation, in any state that there is a PMI campus. Since there are 16 campuses throughout the west, that is a tremendous ongoing support of the PMI graduate moving forward. Pima Medical Institute has graduated more than 100,000 students. The mission over the last 46 years has been: To improve the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education. PMI also offers online courses and human medical courses as can be seen at www. pmi.edu Should you have an interest in the Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician programs, please call or email: Jan Winderl, DVM at 406-865-0233 or jwinderl@pmi. edu

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Pondera County 4-H Members Excel at Livestock Judging Contest

By Adriane Good, MSU Extension Pondera County ard placed 4th, and Lydia placed 2nd in the On January 20, four local 4-H members individual competition. When team scores travelled to Great Falls to participate in the were totaled up, the Pondera County youth KMON Livestock Judging Contest. They were the top 4-H team! Congratulations go judged a total of 8 classes, including beef to all four members who represented our cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and wool. The county at the contest and thanks to the orgacompetition was stiff, with 32 4-H memnizers, sponsors, and volunteers for putting bers from around the state competing. The on a great competition. Pondera County team consisted of Lydia and Tabitha Vermulm, Cole Waldusky, and Richard Ratzburg. All four members put in a tremendous effort, which paid off greatly. Cole placed 20th, Tabitha placed 6th, Rich-

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Infrastructure plan spells improvements for rural communities

By Montana Farm Bureau Federation Montana’s farmers and ranchers can look allows you to do so safely and efficiently.” forward to better roads, bridges and other McPherson, a diversified farmer from essential infrastructure thanks to President Stevensville, said ‘Building a Stronger Trump’s ‘Building Stronger America’ plan. America’ will play an important role in Montana Farm Bureau President Hans ensuring farmers and ranchers get their McPherson said the proposed $50 billion in products from their farms to markets. “Most rural spending will greatly help to restore residents of rural areas can quickly provide a deteriorating infrastructure. list of roads and bridges have been in steady “It’s high time America reinvests in itdecline,” said McPherson. “It’s rewarding self,” said McPherson. “Our bridges, roads to see this administration placing the deciand even our railroads are old and crumsions on how these dollars are spent back bling. Our river systems with the locks, to the states and local communities. We which is how our wheat and other comapplaud the administration for developing modities are shipped, are in serious need an infrastructure plan that recognizes the of attention. Whether you’re hauling calves importance of rural communities to the to a local sale or shipping grain overseas, continued strength of our country.” it’s essential to have the infrastructure that

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Jay St. Goddard, Browning, was all smiles after winning the Grand Prize during the 2018 Montana’s Next Generation Conference. He was the proud winner of a DeWalt cordless impact drill donated by Ben Taylor Inc. The conference brought in over 225 people during the two day event held in Shelby. Farmers and ranchers came from as far away as Plevna, Plentywood, Toston, Kalispell and even Alberta.

Hazardous substance reporting may affect producers

By NDSU Extension Service Livestock producers are concerned about how federal reporting requirements for hazardous substances could affect them. Two environmental laws - the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), often referred to as Superfund, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) - require facilities to report releases of hazardous substances that meet or exceed a reportable quantity within a 24-hour period. For U.S. livestock operations, the reportable substances would include ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, which are in the manure and urine of all livestock, according to Mary Berg, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service’s area livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. The reportable quantity for these substances is 100 pounds per day. This means that if 100 pounds or more of these substances are released into the air in a 24-hour period, producers would have to report them. “But no reporting is required at this time,” Berg stresses. That’s because a federal appeals court has delayed the starting date for the reCONTINUED ON PAGE A6


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By Gared Shaffer, Extension Weeds Field Specialist, SDSU Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Department Year of Disagreement and Hostility Last year was a year full of disagreement and hostility between many, involving the use of dicamba POST across thousands of acres in the United States and South Dakota. These disagreements across the United States and South Dakota were between farmers, farmers and Companies, farmers and University Weed Scientist, Companies and University Weed Scientist, Companies and Regulatory Agencies and the Non-Ag public against farmers and companies. What happened here? The South Dakota Department of Ag had 117 cases related to a dicamba of the 170 total investigations. The counties with the most cases related to dicamba in 2017 where Brown, McCook, Minnehaha and Spink with 10 or more cases recorded. Beadle, Brookings, Davison, Turner, Clark, Codington, Lincoln and Ham all had case numbers ranging from 6 to 9 in 2017. Another 22 counties East and West River had 6 or less cases recorded. To put this in perspective in 2015 & 2016, the department of Ag had only 82 investigations dealing with pesticides. In 2017 they saw a 107% increase in pesticide related investigations, which the majority where dicamba related. How did this happen? When we ask, “how did this happen?” there are multiple questions that follow. What was the cause of this crop damage? Why hasn’t this been a major issue in the past? Did these certified applicators all of a sudden stop spraying according to the label? Is this a chemical problem or an applicator problem? Or both? Education seems to be the answer many think will solve the problem for the 2018 growing season. Education may help with physical drift, but possibly no other type of drift. A University Weed Scientist said, “It is naive to think training will solve all the dicamba issues seen in the 2017 growing season”. There is a number of possible sources to why these products damaged non-tolerant plants. These sources may have been: Physical drift, Tank contamination through inadequate tank cleaning, contaminated pumps, contaminated bulk tanks, Inversions and volatility. In subsequent articles we will look at a University perspective of the possibility of the volatility of these newer formulation of dicamba, a University Weed Scientists perspective on how to be successful with dicamba in 2018 and how to possibly fail with dicamba in 2018.

Sunburst Native Dr. Jeanne Rankin was on hand to provide years of knowledge about proper veterinary protocol along with biosecurity considerations during her two workshops for the 2018 Montana’s Next Generation Conference in Shelby MT. Rankin has her own Registered Gelbvieh herd that she manages at Raynesford along with serving as an Associate Specialist of Agro-Security and Veterinary for MSU Extension. Photo by Kari Lewis.


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While the parents were busy learning, these two wore out babies took a time out during the 2018 Montana’s Next Generation Conference. The conference brought in a wide variety of ages from seven months to 70+ as all age groups worked to learn more about production and financial topics relating to their farming and ranching operations.

Sage Creek CWD hunt total

By Bruce Auchly, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks At the end of the fifth weekend of the Sage Creek Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt in northern Liberty County, hunters have checked in 113 mule deer. So far 109 of the deer have tested negative for CWD, test results from the remaining deer are pending. The hunt started January 6 and will run until either February 15 or a 157-deer quota is reached. The special hunt is designed to gather information about the distribution and prevalence of CWD in deer in an area of Liberty County where a mule deer taken during the 2017 general big game season tested positive for CWD. Hunters are required to submit their harvested deer at either an FWP check station at the rest stop on U.S. Highway 2 in Chester, 314 E. Washington Ave, or the FWP office in Havre. CWD is a progressive, fatal neurological disease that effects deer, elk and moose. It has been present for some years in states and Canadian providences north, east and south of Montana, but was first found in wild deer in the state this fall. CWD has not been shown to spread to people, pets, livestock or wildlife outside of the deer family. However, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend not consuming meat from an animal known to be infected with CWD. More information about CWD and the special hunt is available online at http:// fwp.mt.gov/cwd. ##### In Montana the word “spendy” means “expensive,” used in the same way the rest of us would use “pricey.”


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Jake Fritz, Chester, was excited to attend this year’s Montana’s Next Generation Conference in Shelby, MT to learn more about moving his family operation forward through what he learned about crops and livestock producion. Photo by Kari Lewis.

Joe Kipp and Matt Harrington of Browning took a few minutes during Saturday’s break to discuss what they had been learning. Harrington represented Native American Community Development Corporation on the planning committee and was busy late into the day helping with the 2018 Next Generation Conference in Shelby MT. Photo by Kari Lewis.

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By Bruce Auchly, FWP Region 4 Information Officer Whoever loves snow and cold, like we’ve had this month, please raise your hand. Look us up on FaceBook! Okay, you in the back. You may lower your hand now. ¶ Yorkshire ¶ Duroc ¶ Berkshire Let’s face it. As February grinds into March, the ranks of ¶ Exotic ¶ Hampshire the smiling have thinned mostly to snowplow drivers, ski area owners and, perhaps, auto body repairers. And white-tailed jackrabbits; brown in the summer and white like snow in the winter. When your house is on the open prairie, and lots of things daily want to eat you, life is complicated. It sure helps if you can blend in with your surroundings. Montana hosts seven species of hares and rabbits. They If you’re looking for long, deep-bodied cattle with natural muscling and the ability to put extra weight on your calves, are all in the same family, we are now offering: 50 two year old bulls • 180 Yearling bulls • 60 Calving Ease Heifer Bulls • 80 Replacement Heifers Leporidae, but have several differences. Using Clay Creek Angus bulls is the BEST INVESTMENT you can make for your DOLLAR$! Among the rabbits we are home to the pygmy rabbit and three species of cottontails. The larger hares number three species: snowshoe, and black-tailed and whitetailed jackrabbits. Despite their name, jackrabbits are hares. And the white-tailed version, which can weigh up to six pounds, is much more numerous in Montana. SAV Bismarck Coleman Charlo That is the species that CED +12 BW +1 WW +53 YW +89 Milk +9 CED +11 BW -.4 WW +50 YW +91 Milk +25 more folks than usual are reporting this winter. One fellow north of Great Falls even asked if there could be something like a damage hunt because he had too many jackrabbits and they were into his pasture. I kid you not. For years, it was more common to hear people ask what happened to all the jackrabbits they rememConnealy Spur Connealy Countdown bered from their younger CED +8 BW +3 WW +68 YW +117 Milk +34 CED +10 BW +.2 WW +60 YW +101 Milk +10 days. This winter, however, there seems to be something of a resurgence in jackrabbit numbers. What’s going on? The short answer is no one knows for sure. Or it’s complicated. What we do know is rabbits and hares are prey species, and predator and prey species populations generally go in opposite directions, RR Rito 707 SAV Resource occasionally intersecting. CED 0 BW +1.6 WW +19 YW +25 Milk +7 CED -1 BW +4.2 WW +70 YW +134 Milk +18 When predator species are on the upswing, prey Jim & Lori French species numbers go down 3334 Rd. 14 • Greybull, Wyoming 82426 • 307-762-3541 • www.claycreek.net • bulls@claycreek.net until they get so few, preda-

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Lost Lake Bulls Mean Business!

Where You Get Extra Value for the Dollar Spent!

Friday, March 30, 2018 Western Livestock Auction • 1:00 P.M. • Great Falls, MT

Selling ...

Features of the Lost Lake Extra Value Program

120 Yearling Black Angus Bulls 20 Yearling Black Angus Heifers

• A ll cattle are sire-parentage verified by DNA testing

• All bulls with genetically-enhanced EPDs

• All cattle BVD-free and genetic defect free • Vaccination program, comprehensive • Balanced EPDs

• All bulls are carcass ultrasound scanned

• Many “heifer bulls” with retained growth • Volume discounts on bull purchases

• Livestock Insurance (Mortality +/- Loss of Use) Shared Premium

• Cattle get Nutrition, yet retain Condition

• D elivery is Free (within Montana) minimal cost adjacent states

• Extra docility

• Free board on bulls until April 15, 2018

• Performance tested (all data provided)

• On-line sale and bidding

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tor numbers decline. Then the prey species start to increase. As prey, jackrabbits like their cousins the true rabbits, live short, fertile lives. The jackrabbit breeding season extends from late February into July. Gestation lasts four to six weeks and litter sizes average four to five young. Females can breed again soon after giving birth, so that a female can have four litters a year. All those numbers mean one female jackrabbit can have an average annual output of 15 offspring. And females can breed when seven months old. Again, looking at the numbers, if half of a jackrabbit’s young annually are female and half survive their first year to reproduce, one female in a year can have about 55 grandkids (grand bunnies?). That’s a lot of food for their numerous predators; like coyotes, bobcats and fox on the ground and raptors from above. But there are other factors involved in jackrabbit population cycles – things like habitat destruction, disease, and severe weather. Humans play a role, too, though mostly from habitat degradation and destruction. Of the two jackrabbit species, our more abundant whitetailed species does not thrive as well as the black-tailed around cultivated sites. Translation: When humans change prairie ecosystems to urban areas or predominately crops some species don’t handle the change well. That would explain the long downhill population trend of white-tailed jackrabbits. But why do their numbers seem to be increasing now? It’s complicated.

Poultry Day

Date When Celebrated : Always March 19 Poultry Day celebrates chicken, turkey and other birds we commonly consume. Chicken and turkey are lower in fats, and cholesterol than other meats, making it better for your health. They also give you your breakfast eggs. Celebrate Poultry Day with eggs for breakfast, a chicken sandwich for lunch, and barbecue chicken for dinner. Don’t forget to cook up some chicken fingers for the kids. Most famous Chicken: Looney Tune’s Foghorn leghorn. Chicken Philosophy: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?


USW announces U.S. and overseas staff promotions

By U.S. Wheat Associates U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the industry’s export market development organization, promotes three associates to Vice President. Ben Conner is named Vice President of Policy, Joe Sowers is promoted to Regional Vice President for Philippines and Korea, and Jeff Coey becomes Regional Vice President for China and Taiwan. In addition, Matt Weimar, Regional Vice President for South Asia, adds responsibilities as Senior Advisor across all Asian countries. “The importance of trade policy issues related to U.S. wheat export opportunities continues to grow and Ben Conner has stepped up quickly to senior level work in his role as Director of Policy,” said USW President Vince Peterson. Based in Arlington, Virginia, Conner directs USW efforts to work collaboratively with wheat farmers and customers around the world to create a fair and competitive trade environment for U.S. wheat. He joined USW in October 2014 as Assistant Director of Policy and was named Director of Policy in 2016. Before joining USW, he worked in agriculture and trade policy as a legislative assistant to former U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns. Conner also served as a special assistant at the U.S. Department of Energy following graduation from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. His undergraduate experience included academic work in management and Middle East and Islamic Studies at American University in Cairo, Egypt. Conner went on to earn a master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy at George Mason University and a joint MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management from Purdue and Indiana Universities. “With promotions for Joe Sowers and Jeff Coey, we are recognizing their contributions and growth in their export market development roles,” said USW Vice President for Overseas Operations Mark Fowler. “The changes in responsibility will also help make regional activities even more effective and efficient.” Sowers is based in Manila, Philippines, and will manage staff and export market development activities originating

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March 31, 2018 - 10:00 am

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HORSES 20 +/- Riding & Pack Stock

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ARTWORK

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ANTIQUES/HOUSEHOLD

Singer Leather Sewing Machine Show Cases w/Glass Front Weight Bench • Stationary Bike Electric Fans • Fireplace Insert Calif. King Bed w/Mirror, Lights & Drawer Calf. King Custom Log Bed w/Drawers Misc Beds & Frames • Western Love Seat End Tables, Desk, Book Shelves Metal Tables, Folding Banquet Tables Freezers-Upright & Chest Matching Recliners, Love Seat Foot Pedal Singer Sewing Machine Mirror Shelf, 2 Mirrors Parsons Tables - 1 Small, 1 Large Ice Box • Chest of Drawers • Horse Décor Cedar Chest • Glass Coffee Table Lamps (Many) • End Tables w/Leather Inlay - 3 Poker Machine (needs tube) Horse Collar Mirror Filing Cabinets • Futons w/Mattresses Portable PA System • China Cabinet w/Lights

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Case IH LB334 3x3 baler, 8000 bales, excellent............. $79,500 New Holland 282 baler, twine............................................ $2900 New Holland BR7090 round baler, wide pickup, twine & net....... .................................................................................... $26,500 2015 Case IH Farmall 75C with loader, 1984 John Deere 4650 tractor, PS, du2016 New Holland BB340S baler, 2200 bales............... $95,000 111 hours.............................$43,000 als 20.8-38, quick hitch, 8200 hours, New Holland TL80A tractor, loader, 165 PTO hp..........................$26,500 80 hp...............................$39,500 New Holland BB340S 3x4 baler, tandem axle, 12,500 bales...... .................................................................................... $57,000 New Holland 1034 bale wagon, pull type, very nice....... $12,500 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.................................................................................. $9500 John Deere 936 11-ft. 6” cut disc, flail conditioner.......... $11,500 John Deere 4995 windrower, 2200 hours, consigned..... $69,000 2013 New Holland TS6 140 MFWD, 140 John Deere 820 mower conditioner................................... $9800 hp, 664 hours.......................$54,000 Kubota DM1022 3 point disc mower, 7-ft. 2” cut, like new..$7800 John Deere 4600 plow, 5-16, spring trip New Holland 2450 windrower, 16-ft. 2300 head............. $25,000 McFarlane 36-ft. carted harrow....$7800 bottoms...................................$7500 New Holland H7550 discbine, very nice......................... $16,500 New Holland 488 mower conditioner................................. $8500 At Western Montana New Holland New Holland 116 mower conditioner, for parts.................. $2900 we sell parts for Ford tractors New Holland 258 rake, rubber teeth, ground drive............ $5200 and other makes New Holland 144 inverter.................................................. $2900 2009 New Holland T4020 tractor, loader,

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Old Cars Wanted

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Looking to buy old cars, pickups and parts up to 1974.

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there and in Seoul, South Korea. He joined USW in 2005 as a market analyst in Washington, D.C., and earned a promotion to senior market analyst before moving to the FUEL STORAGE ~ SINGLE WALL DOUBLE WALL ~ FUEL SYSTEMS USW regional office in Mexico City as assistant regional Turnkey System features: Tank Mounting Base • Pump Stand • Fuel Filter director for Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. In Level Gauge • Required Venting and Valves 2011, Sowers was transferred to Manila as assistant regional Horizontal Fuel Tanks from 500 to 6000 gallons Vertical Fuel Tanks 2000 to 10,000 gallons director for South Asia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in agricultural economics ALL TANKS are UL 142 Certified –– DOUBLE WALL TANKS meet SPCC Secondary Containment Rules from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. From 2000 to 2004 Sowers analyzed global grain and oilseed markets with the economic consulting firm, Global Insight, stationed in Philadelphia and Barcelona, Spain. Coey is based in Hong Kong and will manage staff and export market development activities originating in offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei. He joined USW in 2015 with more than 25 years of marketing and trade facilitation experience in East Asia, including cotton merchandising in Hong Kong and Beijing, China, and as a lecturer for the masVariety of pumps/meters from 18 GPM to 100 GPM ter’s degree program at the Hong Kong Baptist University’s 1” to 1 1/2” discharge hose with spring rewind reels School of Communication. Fluent in Mandarin, Coey studied Service Body Tanks • Galvanized Water Cisterns Chinese language and literature at Middlebury College and National Taiwan University. He holds bachelor’s degrees LAND ROLLERS in East Asian Studies and Chinese from the University of Tandem Rollers Single Rollers Kansas, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in international busi42”x 7/8” pipe ness and marketing. Bolt on Hitch Weimar started with USW as country director in the Beijing office in 1987 and was assigned as regional director in ➔ 1993 in the Hong Kong office where he served for many years before being named Regional Vice President for South Asia and moving to Singapore in 2015. Weimar hails from a wheat and cattle ranch near Arlington, Ore. In addition to Fisher Metal can more than double farm management, his work experience includes marketing H 12-ft. H 14-ft. H 16-ft. H 18-ft. H 20-ft. the size of your single roller! livestock feeds and supplements for Loomix, Inc., and valueadded product promotion in Asian markets for the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Weimar received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and resource economics from Or622-5233 Fort Benton 1-800-449-5233 egon State University in 1982, graduating with high honors after being named both outstanding undergraduate and senior in OSU’s College of Agriculture. USW works in more than 100 countries with a mission to “develop, maintain and expand international markets to enhance wheat’s Call Us For Your Price Before You Buy profitability for U.S. producers and its value for their customers.” USW activities are funded by producer checkoff dollars managed by 17 state wheat commiswww.wildhorseseeds.com sions and by USDA Foreign AC Metcalfe (PVP) Haxby Hockett (PVP) Agricultural Service costshare programs. For more information, visit www. uswheat.org or contact your Montech 4193 yellow (PVP) Hampton green (PVP) Alzada Durum (PVP) state wheat commission. ➔

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VW will once again be planning a SPRING DELIVERY to your area. Call with your orders and get on our list. ORDER EARLY to secure product availability.

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VW10FC - 41/4” - full carbide front and sides - single shoot up to 31/2” spread - shown on VW14FB opener. Also fits other common openers.

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Fits common openers.

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Has two front carbides. Shown on JD opener.

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2 widths - 4” & 5” Fits VW14FB and Flexi Stealth for double shoot Has 4 carbides on each side

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Opener shown with VWM1C - main front drill point with two carbides. VWM3C and M4C - side plates with carbide imbedded and full carbide M2C deflector.

Call for your e sampl Custom Carbide seed boots for JD 1890 disc drill with three carbides along wear edge to prevent wear. Will likely outlast your drill!!

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Fits VW14FB opener and other common openers. Very popular single shoot drill point - up to 21/2” spread.

VW12FC - 21/4” - full carbide Up to 1.5” spread. Fits on VW14FB and other common openers.

VWJD1870 & 1830 carbide scrapers for the John Deere 1870 & 1830 drills. Set and forget!

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##### Every spring nearly 10,000 white pelicans with a wingspan of nine feet migrate from the Gulf of Mexico to Medicine Lake in northeastern Montana

FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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By NDSU Extension Service The drought North Dakota experienced in 2017 could continue into 2018, according to Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and professor of climatological practice at North Dakota State University (NDSU). That may be the case, even though the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting a greater chance for wetter and colder than normal weather in February and March, he says. “The forecast weighs heavily on La Nina patterns, even though the persisting weather so far in winter does not support it,” he notes. “Even though La Nina winters usually mean colder and wetter than average weather for North Dakota, we have to keep in mind that not all La Nina winters are the same.” Last winter, for example, lived up to its expectation in terms of precipitation: North Dakota was the sixth wettest on record. However, the overall winter temperature for the state was the 31st warmest on record. Even though this winter has had some cold spells, overall conditions up to this point are near normal. “Sometimes using the accumulated heating degree day tells us about the overall conditions in winter,” Akyuz says. This winter, Bismarck had 92 fewer accumulated heating degree days, compared with the average. Fargo accumulated 218 fewer heating degree days, compared with the average. Snowfall totals across the state also show a nontypical La Nina pattern. For instance, Fargo has received 15.1 inches less snow than average. The season-to-date snow deficit for Bismarck is 15.8 inches. “The lack of snow is concerning in areas scarred by the worst drought to hit North Dakota since 2006,” Akyuz says. “We do not have the access moisture we had last fall and winter, which was the ninth wettest September-through-February period on record. “While coming into spring, we are as vulnerable as we get,” he adds. “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s estimation of the 2017 drought’s economic impact for North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota is $2.5 billion. If last spring repeats, the accumulated impact of drought could result in even higher numbers this year.” Based on his experience and the CPC’s past performance, he doesn’t think the center’s forecast for the spring is reliable enough for North Dakotans to lower their guard against a continuation of the 2017 drought into 2018. “Therefore, the best mitigation measure is to prepare for it as if will continue into the 2018 growing season,” he recommends. For the latest information on potential drought conditions and resources for farmers and ranchers to cope with drought, visit NDSU Extension’s drought website at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ drought/. ##### Receding glaciers across Washington scraped topsoil and created huge valleys and many rivers and streams. Tons of fertile soil washed down from mountains and settled into the fertile flood plains.


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Running a winning campaign takes work, dedication, organization and funding according to Victory Montana: A Campaign Management Seminar. The event was hosted by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, February 12-13 at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena. The most essential information presented during the seminar was the 14/86 rule; 14 percent of the voting public have their minds made up, and the other 86 percent don’t, so the candidate must make himself the choice for the “86ers.” The 14 percent wants detailed information on the candidate; 86ers select the candidates based on appearance, name identification and brochure bullet points. “Make sure you are passionate about your candidacy,” noted Jay Ferris, Nebraska Farm Bureau who presented the comprehensive campaign school. “Your biggest competitor isn’t your opponent; it’s getting your message out to the voter. As a candidate you have two responsibilities: First, be in the right place at the right time; second, get your message out.” It’s wise to select two issues to be well-versed on but keep your message about them simple and accurate. “Weak issues will sink a good candidate. Strong issues will carry a weak candidate. Your choice of issues is that important,” he cautioned. Having help for your campaign is critical, including having a campaign manager and scheduler as well as volunteers to canvass for CONTINUED ON PAGE A22


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Getting “DEEP” into diabetes

By Lisa Terry, Stillwater County Family Consumer Science Extension Agent Many Montanans have seen their health and enjoyment of life decline because of high diabetic blood sugar. This is a serious health condition that requires medical intervention. In addition to physician-directed routines, there are lifestyle changes that can made to improve outcomes. Several community health programs are available to help. One of these is a free MSU Extension-sponsored series of classes called DEEP (Diabetes Empowerment Education Program). How do you know if diabetes is impacting you or a loved one and where can you find resources? It’s a “DEEP” problem According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. Of that number, 1 out of 4 do not know they have it. An additional 86 million people have pre-diabetes with 9 out of 10 unaware of the problem. According to the CDC, 15 - 30% with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 within five years. In 2015 more than 65,000 Montana adults (9.0%) were diagnosed with diabetes, an increase from 2.8% in 1990. Nineteen percent of Montana’s American Indian/Alaska Natives had diagnosed diabetes, compared to 7.3% of white non-Hispanics. Diabetics pay about 2.3 times more for annual health care than non-diabetics. Types of diabetes: • Pre-diabetes is a condition where health factors indicate a strong chance of developing diabetes; • Type 1 diabetes, often referred to as juvenile diabetes, is insulin-dependent, meaning your body does not produce insulin, and usually strikes children through early adults; • Type 2 diabetes is insulin-resistant, meaning your body can’t use insulin effectively, and usually develops in adults, but is now being seen in youth as well; • Gestational diabetes affects women during pregnancy. Diabetes has “DEEP” Symptoms and Risk Factors There are significant concerns that undiagnosed diabetes damage vital organs. Early diagnosis is the key. The first step in taking control and bringing about change is to see if you have any symptoms. Do you: • urinate often? • feel very thirsty? • feel very hungry, even though you are eating? • feel extreme fatigue? • have blurry vision? • have cuts and bruises that are slow to heal? • experience weight loss, even though you are eating more (type 1)? • have tingling, pain, or numbness in your hands or feet (type 2)? It is also important to be aware of common risk factors that make you more prone to having diabetes. Take some time to answer the following questions. Are you: • older than 45? • of African American, Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage? • Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25? Do you: • use tobacco? • have a family member with diabetes? • have high blood pressure (140/90)? • have a sedentary lifestyle? • have a history of diabetes during pregnancy? • have high cholesterol (over 240) or triglycerides (over 200)? • have dark patches of skin on neck, armpits or elbows? Make “DEEP” Changes – Take Action Steps A thorough and honest inventory of your symptoms and risk factors will help you decide if you need to make an appointment with your medical care provider. In addition to talking with your doctor, there are steps you can take immediately. Get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, at least 5 days a week. (moderate activity creates a light sweat and a little faster heartbeat… for instance, walking like you are in a hurry). Lose a small amount of weight, if overweight. A 7% weight loss has been shown to be effective in helping people prevent or delay diabetes. This is about 15 pounds for a 200 pound person. Monitor blood sugar. Check with your insurance about CONTINUED ON PAGE A24

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what types of glucose monitors and test strips are covered. You physician will set up a monitoring plan based on your type of diabetes, age and overall health. Regular monitoring is critical for diabetes care. Monitor blood pressure. Check your blood pressure several times per day. Your local pharmacy will have blood pressure cuffs to purchase. You can go to a local pharmacy, clinic, county health department or hospital for a free blood pressure check. Monitor blood cholesterol. Cholesterol monitors can be purchased online and are similar to a blood sugar monitor. Cholesterol may be checked at a local health fair or by your primary care physician. Early diagnosis and regular monitoring are critical for people with diabetes. Benefits may reduce risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke and, if diagnosed early lower overall health care costs. This adds up to a DEEPer quality of life. For more information about MSU Extension’s DEEP classes, please contact Lisa Terry at lterry@montana. edu or 406-322-8035, or your local Extension office. Don’t get in “DEEP” trouble – Get tested If you recognize any of the described symptoms or risk factors, it is important to see your primary care physician and begin the conversation about diabetes testing. Your physician will determine which test is needed, but you can become familiar now with some of the diagnostic tests used. A1c test. This test evaluates average blood sugars over the past 3 months. An A1c of 5.7%-6.4% is pre-diabetes range and 6.5% or higher indicates diabetes. The advantage of using an A1c test is that it does not require fasting. Fasting blood sugar. A blood sugar of 100-124 mg/dl is in the pre-diabetes range. A blood sugar of 125 mg/dl or higher is in the diabetes range. Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT): Tests blood sugars at fasting and hourly up to 1-3 hours after drinking a measured glucose drink. The pre-diabetes range is 140-199 mg/dl. Diabetes is 200mg/dl or greater. Casual or random blood draw is used in someone with severe diabetic symptoms. A blood sugar of 200 mg/dl along with symptoms can be used to diagnose diabetes, but not pre-diabetes. Dilated eye exam - High blood sugar and high blood pressure can harm the tiny blood vessels in the eyes. Your eye doctor will examine the inside of your eyes with eye drops that enlarge (dilate) your pupils for a short time. With dilation, your eye doctor will be able to see signs of leaking blood vessels. Regular foot checks - Diabetes may slow circulation in feet and legs, and cause a loss of feeling. The American Diabetes Association recommends annual foot exams. The doctor will check feet for redness, cracks, sores, or open wounds. People can perform daily checks at home with a foot exam mirror that has an expanding handle or you can have a family member check your feet. You must also wear properly fitted shoes and socks that absorb moisture.

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SY Ingmar was the most popular HRS wheat variety in 2017, occupying 17.8 percent of the planted acreage, followed by SY Soren (10.8), Linkert (6.9), Barlow (6.8), Elgin-ND (5.6) and SY Valda (5). SY Ingmar, SY Soren and SY Valda were released by Syngenta/AgriPro and Linkert was released by the University of Minnesota. Barlow and Elgin-ND are NDSU releases. Successful wheat production depends on numerous factors, including selecting the right variety for a particular area. The information included in this publication is meant to aid in selecting that variety or group of varieties. Characteristics to consider in selecting a variety may include yield potential, protein content when grown with proper fertility, straw strength, plant height, response to problematic pests (diseases, insects, etc.) and maturity. Every growing season differs; therefore, when selecting a variety, we recommend using data that summarize several years and locations. Choose the variety that, on average, performs the best at multiple locations near your farm during several years. Selecting varieties with good milling and baking quality also is important to maintain market recognition and avoid discounts. Hard red spring wheat from the northern Great Plains is known around the world for its excellent end-use quality. Millers and bakers consider many factors in determining the quality and value of wheat they purchase. Several key parameters are: high test weight (for optimum milling yield and flour color), high falling number (greater than 300 seconds indicates minimal sprout damage), high protein content (the majority of HRS wheat export markets want at least 14 percent protein) and excellent protein quality (for superior bread-making quality as indicated by traditional strong gluten proteins, high baking absorption and large bread loaf volume). Gluten strength, and milling and baking quality ratings are provided for individual varieties based on the results from the NDSU field plot variety trials. These ratings are applied to varieties grown for multiple years at seven NDSU Research Extension Centers across the state to provide producers and end users with end-use performance data. The wheat protein data often are higher

than obtained in actual production fields but can be used to compare differences among varieties. The agronomic data presented in this publication are from replicated research plots using experimental designs that enable the use of statistical analysis. These analyses enable the reader to determine, at a predetermined level of confidence, if the differences observed among varieties are reliable or if they might be due to error inherent in the experimental process. The LSD (least significant difference) values beneath the columns in the tables are derived from these statistical analyses and apply only to the numbers in the column in which they appear. If the difference between two varieties exceeds the LSD value, it means that with 95 or 90 percent confidence (LSD probability 0.05 or 0.10), the higher-yielding variety has a significant yield advantage. When the difference between two varieties is less than the LSD value, no significant difference was found between those two varieties under those growing conditions. NS is used to indicate no significant difference for that trait among any of the varieties at the 95 or 90 percent level of confidence. The CV stands for coefficient of variation and is expressed as a percentage. The CV is a measure of variability in the trial. Large CVs mean a large amount of variation that could not be attributed to differences in the varieties. Yield is reported at 13.5 percent moisture, while protein content is reported at 12 percent moisture content. Presentation of data for the entries tested does not imply approval or endorsement by the authors or agencies conducting the test. North Dakota State University approves the reproduction of any table in the publication only if no portion is deleted, appropriate footnotes are given and the order of the data is not rearranged. Additional data from county sites are available from each Research Extension Center at www.ag.ndsu. edu/varietytrials/spring-wheat. Also consider using the online variety selection tool at www.ag.ndsu.edu/varietyselectiontool/, which allows you to generate tables of data from research locations nearest your farm and make head-to-head comparisons of varieties of interest. CONTINUED ON PAGE C46

FFA officer returns from educational, cultural Experience in South Africa

Sheridan Johnson, the Montana State FFA President from Conrad, Montana and MSU student, recently returned from a 12day educational and cultural experience in South Africa. Johnson participated in the 2018 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers, as an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization for past and present state FFA officers. The experience allows FFA members to experience a foreign culture, learn about international agriculture and become more knowledgeable of the global marketplace. Seventy-four past and present state FFA officers representing 24 states left the United States on January 4. The group traveled throughout South Africa while surveying the agricultural landscape. FFA officers met with government and U.S. Embassy officials to learn about U.S. and South African trade relations; toured crop and livestock operations; met with busi-

ness and industry leaders; and explored a private game reserve that is home to lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo. The group also met with fruit exporters, abalone producers and more. “We hope that through a structured experience like ILSSO, students will not only see the importance of agriculture on an international level but understand it is essential to feeding the world,” says Eric Nelson, program manager with the National FFA Organization. “This seminar exposes students to culture and food production practices beyond what they are accustomed to in the United States,” Nelson says. Prior to departing the United States, the students completed eight weeks of online coursework related to cross-cultural adaptability. The program was made possible by corporate sponsors Bunge North America and John Deere. Students shared their experience throughout their trip on Twitter and Instagram.


Foster to serve as SED for USDA’s FSA in Montana

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The Pellet sell atmust Online Auction Only. check website details and Terms ofEquipment Sale. There is ato 10% BuyersConcessions Premium at this auction. BuyersMill of will the scale provide Proof of Please Liability Insurance forfor Personnel & Certified prior removal. On Site. Buyers of the scale must provide Proof of Liability Insurance for Personnel & Certified Equipment prior to removal. Concessions On Site.

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2015 JD 8285R 4x4 Tractor, 3pt QA, 3565 Hrs 2010 JD 7530 Premium 4x4 Tractor, 3pt QA w/JD-741 Loader, w/Grapple, Self Level, 3320 Hrs 2005 JD 444H Loader w/Hay Head & Bucket, 6338 Hrs 2000 JD 4650 4x4 Tractor w/JD 280 Loader, 10447 Hrs, w/Grapple, Self Level 1990 JD 4955 4x4 Tractor, 3pt QA, 8155 Hrs 2016 NH 260/416 16’ Swather 2010 JD 4995 Swather 14.5 w/994 Rotary Head, Jump Seat, 1355 Hrs 2016 NH 340 3x4 Bigbaler/ Crop Chopper Sitrex QR12 Hay Rake-Like New

2015 Duraveel 1428 14-Wheel Rake 2004 JD 1590 20’ No Till Drill 2000 JD 9350 20’ Type D Disc Grain Drill 2003 JD 9350 Grain Hoe Drill w/Grass Box Type 935 H 2013 EZ Ration Bale Processor-12 Bale, Model TRLG-0713 2016 Haybuster CMF 830 Mixer-Tub 2003 JD 650 22’Folding Disc JD 4 Bottom Plow, 3pt Flip 2000 JD 980 20’ Field Cultivator w/Rolling Baskets JD 2700 6 Bottom Plow, 3pt JD 2000-16’ 100 Chisel Plow International 6 Bottom Plow, Pull Type #70 International/Case 24’ Field Cultivator, Fold to 15’ Wide, Duals, Hyd Lift & Fold

2008 Hitachi EX100 Excava- 1991 International 9400 2 - Turn Over 5th Wheel Balls • 2 - Hand Carts LIVE ONSITE AUCTION • 2 - Hand Carts tor w/Hyd Thumb Dump Truck Eaton 9 Spd, 2006 Pickup Box LIVE ONSITE AUCTION • Credit Card Machine EQUIPMENT/ FARM/ VEHICLES • Credit Card Machine 1999 NewWay 50’ Grain Au300 Cummins, 517k Miles 2007 Dually Pickup Box • Fax Machine EQUIPMENT/ FARM/ VEHICLES • Fax Machine • 1995 Kenworth Bulk Delivery Truck w/ • Desk & Chairs ger Yellow Select 1998 Red River Belly Dump 4” x 15’ Auger - Electric • 1995 Kenworth Bulk Delivery Truck w/ Hydraulic Auger. 3406 Cat, Eaton 10 Spd. • 3 - Heavy Duty Display Racks 2005 FrontierHydraulic Auger. 3406 Cat, Eaton 10 Spd. 2310 10’ Blade Trailer, 3 Axle • Desk & Chairs w/1 Tag Westfield 8” Auger 540 PTO • 3 - Heavy Duty Display Racks 596,000 Miles, E Series, 10 Ton • Pallet Display Racks Galion T-500596,000 Miles, E Series, 10 Ton Grader, Series Axle 10’ Land Plane • Pallet Display Racks • Roller Mill w/ Dayton 5 HP, 1 Phase, 220 • 70 ft. 120 Ton Truck Scale L IH Dsl,• Roller Mill w/ Dayton 5 HP, 1 Phase, 220 14’ Blade 2012 25’ Lowboy w/Ramps & Irrigation Pipe Trailer • 70 ft. 120 Ton Truck Scale Volt • 18’X8’ Van Box, Roll Up Door, Dry, Clean, Case 970 w/Dual 3100 LoadTop Deck, Homemade 300 & 500 Gal Fuel Tanks Volt • 18’X8’ Van Box, Roll Up Door, Dry, Clean, • New Holland L455 Skidsteer w/ 3 Cylinder Aluminum er & Hay Grapple, 3465 1996 Oklahoma OTM 3000 Gal Dsl Tank on Skids • New Holland L455 Skidsteer w/ 3 Cylinder Aluminum Kubota Diesel, 12,390 Hrs. • Buhler Farm King 10”X41’ Rolling Auger w/ Kubota Diesel, 12,390 Hrs. Gooseneck Flatbed • Buhler Farm King 10”X41’ Rolling Auger w/ Hrs 8’x25’ Wood Feed Bunks • 1995 Chevy Cheyenne Pickup 4X4, Auto, 10HP 3PH 230/460 Motor • 1995 Chevy Cheyenne Pickup 4X4, Auto, JD Farmhand w/Loader, / 5’ Beavertail 10HP 3PH 230/460 Motor Hi Qual Metal Grain Bunks AC, Cruise, 8’ Steel Flatbed, 173,000 Miles AC, Cruise, 8’ Steel Flatbed, 173,000 Miles ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Cab & Hay Head, 3027 1971 International Truck Lightly Used • Clipper Super 286 Grain Cleaner w/ 5 HP ONLINE ONLY AUCTION • Clipper Super 286 Grain Cleaner w/ 5 HP 3 Ph. 220/440 PELLET Hrs w/350 Cummins 9 SpdMILL 17 - Cement 8’ Feed Bunks 3 Ph. 220/440 PELLET • Dressen 6’X12’ Trailer JD 567 Round Baler, Megaw/3500 Gal Water Tank MILL - New • 100 HP Pellet Mill • Dressen 6’X12’ Trailer • 100 HP Pellet Mill • Toyota 42-6FGU25 Forklift, Gas/LP, 5000 • Mixer 1.5 Ton wide • Toyota 42-6FGU25 Forklift, Gas/LP, 5000 1999 Cadillac Seville 4 Dr 16’ Powder River Panels • Mixer 1.5 Ton lb, 2 Stage • Elevator to Cooler JD Rotary Mower, MoCo ImSteel Building 36’x65’x10’ Thorson 8’ LH Squeeze lb, 2 Stage • Elevator to Cooler • 1994 Ford Ranger, 5 Spd, 2 WD, 95,000 • Cooler Motor peller • 1994 Ford Ranger, 5 Spd, 2 WD, 95,000 (Approx) Used,• Cooler Motor UnasChute • Cooler Fan Miles 2014 Gator• Case 14 Special Loader W14FL, PIN 825I sembled 2 - JD Farm Wagon Trailers, 1 • Cooler Fan Miles 4x4 Side by • Elevator to Shaker • Elevator to Shaker Side • Case 14 Special Loader W14FL, PIN w/Extendable Tongue • Leg to Bulk Bin 9129488, w/ Grapple Bucket LIVE ONLY • Leg to Bulk Bin 9129488, w/ Grapple Bucket 2006 Ford• 10 Pack Hyd. Hay Head F350 Flatbed Pressure Washer • Shaker 2WD • Sacking Bin • 10 Pack Hyd. Hay Head Crew Auto, Dsl, Single 1992 Mazda Pickup• Shaker • 16.9-24 Tires • Sacking Bin 1964 Ford F350 Pickup w/ • Bagging Scale • 16.9-24 Tires Tire MORE ITEMS BEING • 15 Pallet Racks • Bagging Scale • Fisein Bag Sewing Machine Steel Flatbed • 15 Pallet Racks • 125 Gallon Fuel Tank On Stand 24’ Drag Harrow • Fisein Bag Sewing Machine ADDED BY SALE TIME! • 25 Ton Bulk Bin • 125 Gallon Fuel Tank On Stand Covered Pickup Utility Box • 1993 Stallion 8’X22’ Gooseneck Flatbed, • 25 Ton Bulk Bin • 1993 Stallion 8’X22’ Gooseneck Flatbed, 14K GVW. 14K GVW. • 1982 Chevy Kodiak, 3208 Cat, 13 Spd, • 1982 Chevy Kodiak, 3208 Cat, 13 Spd, Bulk Box, Dump Bulk Box, Dump • Bed, 132,000 Miles, 7184 Hrs. 48,000 • Bed, 132,000 Miles, 7184 Hrs. 48,000 GVW GVW • Pallet Jack • Pallet Jack

• 2 - 150 Ton Steel Bins • 2 - 150 Ton Steel Bins • 6000 Gal. Molasses Tank • 6000 Gal. Molasses Tank • Molasses Pump • Molasses Pump • 75 Foot Elevator • 75 Foot Elevator • Drag Auger

• Drag Auger • Mineral Leg • Mineral Leg • Conveyer Sewer for Bags • Conveyer Sewer for Bags

TERMS OF SALE- All items are sold as is, where is without recourse. Photo ID required for bidder registration. Cash or approved check day of auction. Note! No items may be removed until satisfactory TERMS OF SALE- All items are sold as is, where is without recourse. Photo ID required for bidder payment has been made! Seller and/or Kevin Hill Auction Service retain the right to maintain possession of registration. Cash or approved check day of auction. Note! No items may be removed until satisfactory any item sold until funds are verified. Sale day announcements take precedence over printed matter. Auction payment has been made! Seller and/or Kevin Hill Auction Service retain the right to maintain possession of Company under certain conditions may bid on behalf of lien holder, seller or pre-approved absentee buyers. any item sold until funds are verified. Sale day announcements take precedence over printed matter. Auction All items become the responsibility of the purchaser after being sold. By registering to bid at this auction, Company under certain conditions may bid on behalf of lien holder, seller or pre-approved absentee buyers. bidder agrees to sale terms. 10% Buyers Premium at this auction. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. All items become the responsibility of the purchaser after being sold. By registering to bid at this auction, bidder agrees to sale terms. 10% Buyers Premium at this auction. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS.

DIRECTIONS: DIRECTIONS: From Missoula MT, go south on Hwy 93 for approximately 32 miles, turn east on Bell Crossing. From Missoula MT, go south on Hwy 93 for approximately 32 miles, turn east on Bell Crossing. At stop sign turn south on Eastside Hwy.(Hwy 269), go approximately 3.5 miles to sale site. At stop sign turn south on Eastside Hwy.(Hwy 269), go approximately 3.5 miles to sale site. WATCH FOR SIGNS WATCH FOR SIGNS

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Tea for Two Tuesday

Date When Celebrated : Third Tuesday in March Tea for Two Tuesday is established for two or more people to enjoy a cup of tea together. Tea is a very relaxing beverage. And, how much more pleasant it is, when it is enjoyed with others. While the name of this very special day, is Tea for Two Tuesday, we encourage you to have “a spot of tea” with any number of people. Go ahead.... make it a Tea party. The more, the merrier! Call yourself a “Teetotaler” if you like. But, drinking tea does not make you a Teetotaler. (Sometimes spelled Teatotaler, Tee Totaler and other variations) By definition, a Teetotaler is someone who has sworn off alcohol, often turning to tea as a substitute. They say variety is the spice of life. We encourage you to try different types of tea today. There is no shortage of tea flavors, some have caffeine, some are caffeinefree. Please drink responsibly! If your drink tea, you can still drive. And, it is good for you. Origin of Tea for Two Tuesday: This special day was created by the tea lovers at Holiday Insights, in March, 2016.


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##### The town of Ekalaka, MT was named for the daughter of the famous Sioux chief, Sitting Bull.

LAND FOR SALE 47 acres irrigated hay on 11th Lane in Fort Shaw, MT. 4 wheel lines, 1700-ft. buried 10” PVC pipe. Call (406) 217-8945

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1999 Ford F450 4x4, snowplow, 7.3 automatic, 11-ft. utility bed............................ $15,000

1995 Ford F800 bucket truck, Cummins, 6 speed, 50-ft. reach, double bucket............... $12,500

2001 International 4700 60-ft. bucket truck, DT466 automatic, 4 outriggers, jib, exgovernment................$20,000

1992 International 4900 service truck, 11-ft. utility box, 5000 lb. crane, 225 amp Miller welder, Ingersoll air compressor...............................$20,000

Ditch Witch 350SX cable plow.................................................. $5000 1999 Ford F550 4x4 flatbed, V10, automatic......................... $10,000 1999 Ford F450 7.3 diesel automatic, 4WD, 12-ft. flatbed..... $10,000 2000 Ford F550 service truck, 7.3 diesel, 6 speed, 11-ft. box, 2800 lb crane................................................................................... $12,500 2000 Ford F550 4WD, service truck, 7.3 diesel, 6 speed, 11-ft. box, IRT030 compressor, outriggers, PTO, set up for crane....... $15,000 1999 Ford F550 4x4, crew cab, utility, V10 automatic............ $12,500 1999 Ford F450 utility truck, 7.3, 6 speed, 4x4...................... $12,500 1995 Ford F800 bucket truck, Cummins, 6 speed, 50-ft. reach, double bucket............................................................................ $12,500 1994 Ford F600 service truck, diesel, 5+2 speed, 6200# IMT crane, compressor, hydraulic outriggers........................................ $12,500 1992 Ford F800 service truck, diesel, 8 speed, 14.7-ft. box, 7500# IMT crane, hydraulic compressor, ZR8 225 amp welder..... $19,000 1985 Ford F700 4x4 service truck, IMT 5000 lb. crane, underhood air compressor, outriggers........................................................ $15,000 1985 Ford F600 service truck, diesel, 5/2 speed, 8000 lb Auto Crane, compressor......................................................................... $11,000 1989 International 41-ft. bucket truck, diesel, automatic....... $10,000 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 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

Grove AP206 Carry deck crane, diesel, 12,000 lb...........$10,000

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

1995 International 4900 60ft. bucket truck, DT466, 8LL transmission, 4 outriggers....... ...................................$15,000

1998 International 4900 60ft. bucket truck, DT466, 8LL transmission, 4 outriggers....... ...................................$17,500

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

1996 Holden 20-ton tilt bed equipment trailer, 24-ft. deck..... .....................................$12,500

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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 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 Cat IT28 quick-tach forks.......................................................... $2500 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

AMBA recommended malting barley varieties

By Scott Heisel, AMBA The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) has updated its list of recommended malting barley varieties for the 2018 crop year. AMBA is a nonprofit trade association of brewing, distilling and malting companies that are end users of malting barley. The list is meant to inform US producers which malting barley varieties the industry intends to use in the upcoming year. Not all varieties are used in large quantities and it is important that producers contact their local elevator, grain handler or processor to determine the market demand for a variety prior to seeding. Two varieties from the 2017 list have been dropped and three varieties have been added for 2018. CDC Meredith and Stellar-ND are no longer recommended varieties. Additions include the three spring, two-row varieties Explorer, Newdale, and Propino. Explorer was developed by the French company, Secobra Recherches and has been grown in Europe, Asia and South America. It has been grown successfully in the west and upper Midwest US. Dr. William Legg, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, bred Newdale which received full registration for Canada in 2001. In the US, Newdale is primarily being grown in Maine. Propino was developed by Syngenta and has been recommended for brewing in the United Kingdom since 2010. It has performed well in the western US. The full list of recommended malting barley varieties for 2018 is as follows: Two-Rows AAC Synergy Conrad LCS Genie Newdale ABI Voyager Endeavor* Merit 57 Pinnacle AC Metcalfe Expedition Moravian 37 Propino CDC Copeland Explorer Moravian 69 Scarlett Charles* Harrington ND Genesis Wintmalt* Conlon Hockett Six-Rows Celebration Lacey Quest Tradition Innovation Legacy Thoroughbred* *winters ##### North Dakota holds the Guinness World Record for the most snow angels made simultaneously in one place. On February 17, 2007, 8,962 people made snow angels at the state capitol grounds beating the previous record of 3,784.

SA Romeo 1421

CED +9 BW -1.2 WW 54 YW 105 M 30

S A Arsenal 25

CED +7 BW +1.7 WW 67 YW 123 M 29

Sires:

Bovagene Exceller 001 OA Upward 104 Gray’s Black Granite 1245 Meet Molly Cooksey and her 2017 Colorado State Fair Champion Senior Angus heifer calf, AD Miss Tina 2616! This heifer is out of Ms Pass Creek 560 981 2120 and sired by Pass Creek 560 0212 2092. Molly and her family have been long time supporters of our PCAR genetics and have raised many Pass Creek Angus females that have become Colorado Fair Champions. Molly chose PCAR females for their optimal size and great maternal characteristics. She has kept all her PCAR females for the basis of her own growing herd which have won her the Colorado FFA Beef Production Proficiency Award in 2016 and her FFA degree in 2017. Read Molly’s full story in our upcoming 2018 Bull Production Sale Catalog.


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2015 Versatile SX280 - Price Reduced! - Same Specs As 2017 Models! 192 Hrs, 120 Ft Boom, 120-152” Manual Adjust Axle, Autoboom Ultraglide, Chemical Eductor, Variable Rate, Outback GPS, Nice!.... ............................................................................................$239,000 2017 Versatile SX280 - New Colors! Largest Cab in Industry, 360 Degrees of Visibility, Front Entry, 6.7 Liter Cummins, 5 Speed Allison Power Shift, 120 Ft Booms, SS 1200 G Tank, 120-152” Hydraulic Adjustable Axles, SS Product Pump, Deluxe HID, SmartTrax Auto Steer, Autoboom XT, Viper 4 System, HD Delco Radio CD, MPS, Sirius, Chemical Eductor, Rotating Beacon, R&L Hand Fence Row Nozzles, Travel Speed 35 mph, No DEF!.... ............................................... Call for Pricing & Your Trade Value

Farm King 6650 - 32.5 Feet, 9” Spacing, 24” C o n c ave S m o o t h Blades, Mud Scrapers, 410WSS Superseal Bearings, Stone Flex Hangers, Tire Upgrade on Walking Tandems, Floating Hitch $59,500

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Ezee-On chisel plow, 42-ft. 12” spacing, 14” sweeps.................$25,000 Farm King 4490 28 Ft, 9” Sp, 24” Smth Front & Rear, Stone Flex Hangers, 410WSS Bearings, Clean unit.......................................$49,500 Flexi-Coil 800 Plow, 45 Ft, 12” Sp, Gd Rubber, Gd Condition. $19,500 Ford 241 Tandem Disc, 24-ft., 9” Spacing, 18.5 - 20.5 Disc Size, Mud Scrapers, No Welds, Gd Condition.........................................$6,500 JUST IN! 30 Foot Gysler Chisel Plow.......................................$6,500 2008 Wil-Rich 4830 Chisel Plow - 37 Foot, 3 Bar Gates Harrows, On First Set of Shovels, Hardly Used, Like New .......................$22,500 Melroe 503 Chisel Plow New Style Series, 56 Foot .................$14,500 John Deere 3600 Moldboard Plow - 28 Foot, 8 bottom, Adjustable, in Good Condition.......................................................................$6,500 2013 Summers DT 9530 - 28.5 Ft, Notched Discs 24 7/8” Discs (New 25”), Hydraulic Leveling Gangs, Center Leveling Coulter, Rolling Baskets W/ Mud Scrapers, Wing Weight Kit, Floating Hitch, Hubometer -2000 Acres, Narrow Transport, Like New Condition!...........$60,000 NEW 2017 Versatile Viking 380 - 38 FT, 9” Spacing, Hydraulic Leveling & Depth Control System, 24” X 1/4” Soil Razor Blades, Heavy Duty Scrapers, T2-215 Gang Bearings, Rolling Baskets (Spiral Flat Bars), Optional Hydraulic Adjust Gang Angle.............................. $110,000 NEW & AVAILABLE! 2018 Avenger Land Roller - Clone of Mandako But 50# Heavier A Foot and Extras Come Standard 50 Foot, 3/8” Steel Frame, 5/8” Steel on 42” Drum, 4x8 Tubing Frame, Dual Tires, Auto Fold, Hydraulic Locking System, LED Lights, Call Heather For Spring Delivery!.......$49,500

DOZER BLADES

Degelman12AT - 12 Ft, 6 Way, Heavy Duty, 42” Inside Measurement, Small Bend on Top of Blade, Came off Big Bud 525/50, Good Condition .......................................................................................$23,500 Leon - 14 Foot - 2 Way, Hydraulic Lift & Lower, Manual Angle, Includes Mounts, Came off Versatile 800, Good Condition!................$12,500

2010 Morris Contour Drill - 86 Foot, 12” Spacing, Single Shoot, Hydraulic Down & Packing Pressure, Tow Between, Very Clean.$79,500 1998 Bourgault 8800, With 2115 Tow Behind Cart, 30-ft., 7.5” Spacing, Optional 16” Coulters, 19” Packers w/ Rock Scrapers, Good Openers, With Bourgault TBH 2115 Tank, Mechanical Ground Driven, Nice Drill.......................................................................................$35,000 2006 Bourgault 5710 - 57 Ft, 10” Sp, Mid Row Banders, Steel Packers, Blockage System, With Bourgault 6450 Cart, 450 Bu - 4 Tanks, Variable Rate, Tow Behind, Low Acres ....................................$125,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 - 57-ft. 9” Sp, New Stealth Openers, S-Shoot, Rubber Packers, 5 Section, With 2320 TBH Very Clean....................$49,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 39 Foot, 12” Spacing, Paired Row Openers, Double Shoot, 21” x 4” Rubber Packers, With 2320 Tow Between Tank, Extra Clean ...................................................................................$45,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 - 39 Foot, 9” Sp, Single Shoot, 3 Section, Steel Capped Packers, With 2320 TBH, No Rust On Plenum, Auger Flighting is Good.....................................................................................$39,500 2001 Flexi-Coil 5000 - 45-ft., 12” Sp Paired Row Openers, D-Shoot, Rubber Packers, Local Farmer Trader, Clean, TBT...............$27,500 2003 John Deere 1820 & 1910 Tow Behind Cart - 45 Ft, 10” Sp, Paired Row Opener, Single Shoot, Well Maintained, With 1910 Tow Behind 270 Bu Cart .........................................................................$59,500 John Deere 9400 - Super Clean Set - (4) 10 Foot, 12” Spacing, w/ Fertilizer, Eagle Beak Points, Hitch & Transport, Extra Clean............ ..............................................................................................$23,500 Morris Maxim II 40-ft. 10” spacing, SS, 23” steel packers, with 7240 240 bushel tow between tank, Goodyear 23.1/26 tires, clean.....$30,000 2010 New Holland P2070 & New Holand P1060 Cart - 50 Ft, 10” Paralink Drill, 430 Bushel, 3 Tanks, Extra Clean...................$89,500 2018 Pillar Hoe/Disc 6010 Drill - 2018 New, 60 Foot, 10” Spacing, Heavy Duty Tires, Agtron Blockage.................................................$259,000 2008 SeedMaster 5012 - 50 Ft, 12” Sp, DS, Set Up for Liquid or Dry.... ............................................................................................$120,000 JUST IN! 7012 SeedMaster - NEW, 70 Foot, W/Nova Sectional Control 520/630/780 Bu AND/OR On-Board 345 Bu Seed Tank.Please Call Versatile Combine RT490 - Trades Considered $$!

340 Bushel Grain Tank, 490 HP Cummins – Best Threshing & Cleaning Machine In The Industry – For $29,000 A Year, For 3 Years, Up To 300 Hours A Year, Along With Full 3 Year Warranty, You Can Experience The Difference.

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JUST IN! 2011 Case IH 7120 - 1200 Hrs, Self-Leveling Cleaning System, Yield & Moisture Logging, Rock Trap, Guidance Ready, Very Good Condition!...........................................................................$140,000 JUST IN! 2011 Case IH 2152 - 35 Foot Draper, Pick Up Reel, With Transport!..............................................................................$35,000 1977 International S2500 - 466 Diesel Inline 6 Cylinder, 16 Speed Manual Transmission, Lift Axle, Good Rubber, Solid Floor Boards, Good Truck .............................................................................$7,500 2017 Kwick-Belt Conveyer 1890 New 90 Ft, 18”, PTO Drive, 10,000 Bushel Hour, Hydraulic Scissor Lift, 1.5” PEER Bearings, Weather Guards; Call for Pricing on Different Sizes and Drive Options..$24,750 Westfield 51 X 10 Auger – 50 X 10, Like New ...........................$7,000 Westfield 61 X 10 Auger - 61 X 10” Swing Out Auger, New 8’ Flighting Section, Runs Good ..............................................................$5,500 Just In! Low Houred Case IH 7010 Combine....................Please Call Just In! 2006 Honey Bee 36 Foot Draper, with Pick Up Reel and Transport!.......................................................................Please Call

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Now Available! 1958 Cat D8 -Cable Dozer with Cab, Good Running Machine................................................................................$12,500 Degelman Blade - 14 Ft, 2 Way, Fits Any Articulating Tractor, Good Condition..............................................................................$10,000 Degelman 12HD - 14 Ft Yellow 2 Way Blade With John Deere Mounts - Came off JD 8430 ...............................................................$7,500 MRS 90LS Tractor & 14 Yard Paddle Scraper - MRS Tractor 250 HP Dozer Blade, Detroit 871 Engine, PShift & 14 Yard Paddle Scraper; Good Operating Condition - Was Recently Used.................$22,500 Rome Ripper - 15 Foot, 7 Shank Ripper, 12” Spacing, 1 Extra Shank, Cable Hitch....$5500 AS IS, or Converted to Hydraulic Hitch $7,500

JUST IN! Case IH 1680 combine - 2840 hours, Updated Chevron Fan,New Rasp Bars, Very clean Cab, Good Operational Condition, Stored Inside, Minimal Grain Loss, Local Farmer.

$18,000

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Warmer water, chemical exposure intensifies harmful effects

By Chris Branam, Oregon State University Extension Service Warmer water temperatures, combined and are an important prey species for a variety with exposure to chemicals already known of fish and birds. to be harmful to aquatic life, could threaten The compounds studied by the researchers organisms that have temperature-sensitive sex were the insecticide bifenthrin and ethinyldetermination. estradiol (EE2), a synthetic estrogen found Researchers found that inland silversides in almost all combined forms of birth control (Menidia beryllina) exposed to endocrine pills. disrupting compounds (EDCs) exhibited A large portion of EE2 is not absorbed by altered sex ratios, lower fertility rates and the body and is excreted in urine. Wastewater deformities. Further, the effects were more treatment plants generally aren’t equipped to acute in the fish exposed at the warmer water eliminate such chemicals and they end up in temperatures predicted by the Intergovernrivers, and eventually estuaries. Bifenthrin is used to control insects in homes, orchards mental Panel on Climate Change. and nurseries. “This may be a serious issue for this species In the study, three generations of silverand others,” said Susanne Brander, an aquatic toxicologist at Oregon State University who sides were exposed to a nanogram per liter co-authored the study. “We saw fewer offof bifenthrin and EE2, in water at 22 degrees Celsius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and 28 spring in multiple generations at the warmer degrees Celsius (82.4 degrees Fahrenheit). temperatures across the board. With altered “The exposure levels were equivalent to a sex ratio and altered reproduction, there is cerdrop in an Olympic-sized swimming pool,” tainly potential for population-level effects.” Brander said. “Our scenario was fish exposed Inland silversides are small—adults are in a runoff event, for example in spring when about 4 inches long—that are native to estuarpeople have just applied pesticide to their ies in eastern North America and the Gulf of homes and there is a lot of rain.” Mexico and have been introduced into CaliEach generation was exposed to the chemifornia. They primarily feed on zooplankton cals for a 35-day period. The change in temperature was important, Brander said, because silversides, as well as some other vertebrate species, have evolved to produce more females in colder water and more males in warmer water, giving the females a longer time to grow and produce more eggs. But in the study, more females were produced in both chemical exposures at warmer temperatures, giving the females less time to grow. Smaller females tend to produce fewer eggs, Brander said. There were also significant levels of tailfin deformities, with the effects being worse at warmer temperatures. A malformed tailfin makes it difficult for the fish to avoid predators. Brander and the study’s lead author, Bethany DeCourten, conducted the research at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where DeCourten is a graduate student. Brander recently joined the faculty in OSU’s Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Brander was hired under OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative (http://marinestudies.oregonstate.edu), a comprehensive effort to address ocean health and coastal challenges by creating a global education and research program that blends the science of oceanography with business, engineering, education, the arts and humanities, agriculture sciences, forestry and social sciences. The study was funded by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Research finding ways to inject manure, preserve environment

American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, Crop Science Society of America

What’s a responsible farmer to do? Manure injection is an important soil management practice that reduces the chance of manure runoff. But recent studies by Carol Adair and colleagues at the University of Vermont show manure injection can increase the release of harmful greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases contribute to the warming of our atmosphere. Carbon dioxide gets the most attention because so much is released as we burn fossil fuels. Nitrous oxide (yes, the “laughing gas” the dentist may give you) is also a powerful greenhouse gas. There isn’t nearly as much of it in our atmosphere as carbon dioxide: it makes up only about 5% of the greenhouse gases, compared to 82% for carbon dioxide. However, it is a much more potent greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential nearly 300 times greater than carbon dioxide. About 40% of all nitrous oxide emissions come from human activities, and agriculture is by far the greatest source. About 90% of that contribution comes from soil and nutrient management practices like tilling and fertilizing. This means that changes in these practices have great potential to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture. But there is also the potential to make them worse. That’s where manure injection comes into the story. Animal manure has been used as a fertilizer for thousands of years. It is an excellent source of nutrients for plants and helps build good soil. Manure slowly releases nitrogen, one of the primary elements that helps plants grow. Because of this slow release, it does not have to be applied as often as commercial fertilizer. Traditionally, manure has been spread, or broadcast, onto the fields. However, with changing weather patterns some areas have had heavier rains and more flooding. Many farmers are taking steps to avoid manure runoff that can affect the quality of lakes and streams nearby. One such step is manure injection, a relatively new way of applying manure. It helps keep the manure on the crops and on the fields. Manure injectors insert narrow troughs of liquid manure 6-8 inches deep into the soil. “Unfortunately, at that depth conditions are just right for producing nitrous oxide,” said Adair. The soils are often wet and there is little oxygen. This leads microbes in the soil to change the way they convert organic matter into energy. This alternative process changes nitrogen into nitrous oxide as a byproduct. Adair and her colleagues have been studying the potential of tillage and manure application methods to reduce nitrous oxide emissions. They are comparing conventional tilling versus no-till systems, and broadcast versus manure injection. Through several farm and laboratory experiments, they

have found the tillage method has little impact on nitrous oxide emissions. However, manure injection significantly increases nitrous oxide emissions compared to the broadcast method. This is especially true soon after injection. Warming soil in the spring and more winter thaw/freeze cycles in winters also seem to increase emissions. And when warmer winters are combined with manure injection, this multiplies the effect, leading to even more nitrous oxide emissions. Adair says ongoing research may show the cause of winter and spring emissions and whether there are steps that can reduce them. Perhaps cover crops grown between maincrop seasons will be able to reduce wintertime nitrous oxide emissions. And perhaps the timing of manure injection is important. “Injecting during dry periods seem to reduce emissions, and it may be that fall injection results in smaller emission pulses, but we don’t have enough evidence of the latter yet,” Adair explains. “Our work continues so we can find better answers for growers, and protect the environment.”

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Arizona The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in Arizona totaled 1.00 million head, up 3 percent from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 187,000 head, were up 3,000 head from the previous year. Milk cows increased 7,000 head from last year to 203,000 head. Arizona’s 2017 calf crop, at 310,000 head, is down 3 percent from 2016. Other class estimates as of January 1, 2018 and percent changes from 2017 were as follows: Beef replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 5 percent to 36,000 head; milk replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 10 percent to 105,000 head; other heifers 500 pounds and over, down 17 percent to 29,000 head; steers 500 pounds and over, up 4 percent to 275,000 head; bulls 500 pounds and over, unchanged at 20,000 head; and calves under 500 pounds, up 26 percent to 145,000 head. The total inventory included 274,000 head of cattle and calves on feed, up 8 percent from last year. Colorado The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in Colorado totaled 2.85 million head, unchanged from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 809,000 head, were up 4,000 head from the previous year. Milk cows increased 11,000 head from last year to 166,000 head. Colorado’s 2017 calf crop, at 830,000 head, is unchanged from 2016. Other class estimates as of January 1, 2018 and percent changes from 2017 were as follows: Beef replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 5 percent to 180,000 head; milk replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, unchanged at 100,000 head; other heifers 500 pounds and over, up 6 percent to 550,000 head; steers 500 pounds and over, down 5 percent to 810,000 head; bulls 500 pounds and over, unchanged at 55,000 head; and calves under 500 pounds, up 3 percent to 180,000 head. The total inventory included 1.00 million head of cattle and calves on feed, up 6 percent from last year. Montana The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in Montana totaled 2.55 million head, down 4 percent from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 1.50 million head, were up 11,000 head from the previous year. Milk cows decreased 1,000 head from last year to 13,000 head. Montana’s 2017 calf crop, at 1.48 million head, is up 2 percent from 2016. Other class estimates as of January 1, 2018 and percent changes from 2017 were as follows: Beef replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 8 percent to 390,000 head; milk replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 22 percent to 7,000 head; other heifers 500 pounds and over, down 13 percent to 223,000 head; steers 500 pounds and over, down 9 percent to 210,000 head; bulls 500 pounds and over, up 5 percent to 105,000 head; and calves under 500 pounds, down 19 percent to 105,000 head. The total inventory included 45,000 head of cattle and calves on feed, unchanged from last year. New Mexico The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in New Mexico totaled 1.51 million head, up 6 percent from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 483,000 head, were up 18,000 head from the previous year. Milk cows increased 7,000 head from last year to 332,000 head. New Mexico’s 2017 calf crop, at 640,000 head, is up 5 percent from 2016. Other class estimates as of January 1, 2018 and percent changes from 2017 were as follows: Beef replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, up 5 percent to 105,000 head; milk replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, up 18 percent to 130,000 head; other heifers 500 pounds and over, up 6 percent to 95,000 head; steers 500 pounds and over, up 8 percent to 130,000 head; bulls 500 pounds and over, up 14 percent to 40,000 head; and calves under 500 pounds, up 5 percent to 195,000 head. Utah The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in Utah totaled 800,000 head, down 2 percent from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey CONTINUED ON PAGE A41


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conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 338,000 head, were unchanged from the previous year. Milk cows increased 5,000 head from last year to 97,000 head. Utah’s 2017 calf crop, at 375,000 head, is down 1 percent from 2016. Other class estimates as of January 1, 2018 and percent changes from 2017 were as follows: Beef replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 12 percent to 75,000 head; milk replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 9 percent to 50,000 head; other heifers 500 pounds and over, unchanged at 60,000 head; steers 500 pounds and over, unchanged at 80,000 head; bulls 500 pounds and over, down 7 percent to 25,000 head; and calves under 500 pounds, down 10 percent to 75,000 head. The total inventory included 20,000 head of cattle and calves on feed, unchanged from last year. Wyoming The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in Wyoming totaled 1.32 million head, down 1 percent from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 714,000 head, were unchanged from the previous year. Milk cows were unchanged from last year at 6,000 head. Wyoming’s 2017 calf crop, at 660,000 head, is unchanged from 2016. Other class estimates as of January 1, 2018 and percent changes from 2017 were as follows: Beef replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 14 percent to 160,000 head; milk replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, up 33 percent to 4,000 head; other heifers 500 pounds and over, down 1 percent to 136,000 head; steers 500 pounds and over, up 9 percent to 175,000 head; bulls 500 pounds and over, unchanged at 40,000 head; and calves under 500 pounds, unchanged at 85,000 head. The total inventory included 70,000 head of cattle and calves on feed, down 7 percent from last year. United States All cattle and calves in the United States, as of January 1, 2018, totaled 94.4 million head, 1 percent above the 93.7 million head on January 1, 2017. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.1 million head, were 1 percent above the 40.6 million head on January 1, 2017. Beef cows, at 31.7 million head, were up 2 percent from a year ago. Milk cows, at 9.40 million head, were up 1 percent from the previous year. All heifers 500 pounds and over, as of January 1, 2018, totaled 20.2 million head, 1 percent above the 20.1 million head on January 1, 2017. Beef replacement heifers, at 6.13 million head, were down 4 percent from a year ago. Milk replacement heifers, at 4.78 million head, were up 1 percent from the previous year. Other heifers, at 9.33 million head, were 4 percent above a year earlier. Steers weighing 500 pounds and over, as of January 1, 2018, totaled 16.4 million head, down slightly from January 1, 2017. Bulls weighing 500 pounds and over, as of January 1, 2018, totaled 2.25 million head, up slightly from January 1, 2017. Calves under 500 pounds, as of January 1, 2018, totaled 14.4 million head, up slightly from January 1, 2017. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for all feedlots totaled 14.0 million head on January 1, 2018. The inventory is up 7 percent from the January 1, 2017 total of 13.1 million head. Cattle on feed, in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, accounted for 82.0 percent of the total cattle on feed on January 1, 2018, up 1 percent from the previous year. The combined total of calves under 500 pounds and other heifers and steers over 500 pounds (outside of feedlots) is 26.1 million head, 2 percent below one year ago. The 2017 calf crop in the United States was estimated at 35.8 million head, up 2 percent from last year’s calf crop. Calves born during the first half of 2017 were estimated at 26.0 million head, up 2 percent from the first half of 2016. Calves born during the second half of 2017 were estimated at 9.81 million head, 27 percent of the total 2017 calf crop. All inventory and calf crop estimates for January 1, 2017 and July 1, 2017 were reviewed using calf crop, official slaughter, import and export data, and the relationship of new survey information to the prior surveys. Based on the findings of this review, January 1, 2017 all cattle and calves increased by 0.1 percent and 2016 calf crop increased slightly. July 1, 2017 all cattle and calves decreased by 0.4 percent, all cows and heifers that have calved decreased by 0.7 percent, and 2017 calf crop decreased by 1.4 percent. State level estimates were reviewed and changes were made to reallocate inventory estimates to the United States total.

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Montana Farm Bureau applauds delay of rule

By Montana Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and ranchers expressed relief following a recent action by the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to delay implementation of a 2015 rule that expansively defined waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). “Making these agencies realize how detrimental this rule would be to America’s food producers has been a priority issue for Farm Bureau ever since it came to light in 2015,” says MFBF President Hans McPherson. “Finally, those agencies have listened to us. The rule would have treated dry ditches, swales, puddles and ephemeral streams as water of the U.S., which would have opened up farmers, ranchers and other landowners and businesses to hefty penalties and frivolous lawsuits.” McPherson, a diversified rancher from Stevensville, said the two agencies need to withdraw, then rework the unlawful 2015 WOTUS rule to protect water without overstepping their boundaries. “Farmers and ranchers value clean water, but they need rules that are fair, workable and don’t trample their private property rights. It’s encouraging to see the agencies are willing to put more time, thought and common sense into rewriting a rule that directly affects farmers and ranchers.”

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NDSU Extension hosting brine spill discussions

By NDSU Extension Service Landowners will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns and experiences with brine spills during a series of informal meetings the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is hosting. These meetings are open to all landowners interested in talking about brine spills. The focus of the discussions is pipelines. Kevin Connors, the pipeline program supervisor with the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, will attend the discussions. The goal of these meetings is for landowners to share information and voice their concerns. Meetings have been scheduled in regions of North Dakota that have been impacted by energy development. The dates and locations are: • February 27 - Williston, NDSU’s Williston Research Extension Center, 9 to 11 a.m. • March 20 - Killdeer, Dunn County Road Department, 1 to 3 p.m. • March 27 - Minot, NDSU’s North Central Research Extension Center, 1 to 3 p.m. Space will be limited to 30 participants at each location, so contact the Extension agent or other contact person for the location you will be attending to reserve your spot: • Williston - Danielle Steinhoff, 701-577-4595, danielle. steinhoff@ndsu.edu; or Brandon Biwer, 701-965-6501, brandon.biwer@ndsu.edu • Killdeer - Morgan Wisness, 701-444-3451, morgan. wisness@ndsu.edu; or Janet Wanek 701-764-5593, janet. wanek@ndsu.edu • Minot - Paige Brummund, 701-857-6444, paige.f.brummund@ndsu.edu; or Jim Hennessy, 701-6282835, jimh@co.mountrail.nd.us The Northwest Landowners Association is providing snacks and refreshments.

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Nebraska’s Amit Jhala receives outstanding reviewer award

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture and extension weed management specialist, has received an outstanding reviewer award from the Weed Science Society of America. Jhala received the award at the 58th Annual Conference of the Weed Science Society of America January 29 in Arlington, Virginia. The annual award recognizes a scientist who has reviewed scientific papers submitted to Weed Science Society of America scientific journals: Weed Science, Weed Technology, and/or Invasive Plant Science and Management. Selection is based on scientific quality of reviews, number of papers reviewed, unbiased decision and timely submission. Jhala has been at Nebraska since 2012. His research focus is on the biology, gene flow and management of herbicideresistant weeds. He is specifically interested in pollen-mediated gene flow from herbicide-resistant crops and weeds. Publication credits for Jhala include 11 book chapters and 75 papers published or accepted in peer-reviewed journals. He also serves as an associate editor of Weed Technology and the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. Jhala has graduated three master’s students and two doctoral students. Currently, he supervises a postdoctoral fellow, two doctoral students and two master’s students. Jhala also serves as a committee member for six additional graduate students. Jhala was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Young Weed Scientist by the North Central Weed Science Society in December 2016 and Early Career Outstanding Weed Scientist Award by the Weed Science Society of America in 2017. For more information about Jhala’s research, visit https:// agronomy.unl.edu/jhalalab. ##### Henry Holland built an English-style mill in Milbank in 1886, three years before South Dakota became a state. Until 1907 it was used by settlers to grind wheat and corn and to saw wood.

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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln A newly redesigned water website from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) offers quick access to information from the university’s water experts. The site was redesigned to better meet the needs of the public and their use of mobile devices. Water experts plan to add information to the website regularly on agricultural water, manure management, residential water and water resources. At the conclusion of each month, a water newsletter will be published, delivering the latest articles directly into the email inboxes of its subscribers. To subscribe to the free newsletter, visit https://water.unl. edu/newsletter. The scope of the university’s water research is broad. Residential water experts target issues such as lawns and landscapes, homeowner wastewater treatment, water wells and drinking water, and storm water management. The water resources team addresses groundwater, storm water, surface water quality, and water shed issues, while agricultural professionals focus on irrigation management, animal manure management and the Nebraska Ag Water Management Network. The team involved in the website redesign included Becky Aiken, Troy Ingram, Leslie Johnson, Rick Koelsch, Katie Pekarek, Meghan Sittler and Nicole Stoner. To view the site and access the latest water research, visit http://water.unl.edu.

Bringing persimmons into the limelight

By Agricultural Research Service Persimmon is a sweet, flavorful fruit that hasn’t gotten much attention. That’s probably because many people don’t know what it is, how to eat it, or that it’s good for you. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators are working to bring this uncommon Asian native fruit into the limelight. In 2016, the United States exported 7.4 million pounds of fresh persimmons valued at $3.6 million and imported 7.4 million pounds valued at $5.7 million (USDA Economics Resource Service). Persimmons are sold mainly in California, which produces 99 percent of the U.S. persimmon crop, according to Andrew Breksa, a chemist at ARS’s Western Regional Research Center (WRRC) in Albany, California. Persimmon trees are also grown by home gardeners and in some other states. The fruit, which is high in vitamin C, varies in shape and color. The most common market types are Fuyu and Hachiya. Fuyu persimmons are light yellow-orange with a tomato- or pumpkin-like shape. Hachiya are dark orange with an acornlike shape. The availability of fresh persimmons is limited outside of California, and the fruit is only available for three monthstypically late September through December. Breksa and his colleagues are developing ways to dry persimmons so the fruit will be available year round, which may help growers increase profits. Breksa’s team includes WRRC engineer Rebecca Milczarek and horticulturist John Preece at the ARS National Clonal Germplasm Respiratory in Davis, California. They are working with California persimmon growers and University of California, Davis, to select the best cultivars for commercial and home drying. Results of this research, funded by a California Department of Food and Agriculture grant, was recently published online in Food Science & Nutrition. Scientists identified the best cultivars for making dried chip-style persimmons and determined how well consumers liked these snacks. Out of 40 cultivars, volunteer tasters preferred chips made from Fuyu, Lycopersicon, Maekawa Jiro, Nishimura Wase, Tishihtzu and Yotsumizo. Flyers will be distributed where persimmons are sold, detailing the fruit’s nutritional benefits and how to dry it (see persimmon flyers). Consumers who like persimmons won’t have to wait until harvest season to enjoy them, according to Breksa. They can buy extra fresh fruit when it’s in season and dry it at home. For more information contact Sandra Avant, ARS Office of Communications. The Agricultural Research Service is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. Daily, ARS focuses on solutions to agricultural problems affecting America. Each dollar invested in agricultural research results in $20 of economic impact.

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2015 John Deere 569 twine/net, 2181 bales. Stock #54165.................................. $47,725 (1) 2015 John Deere 569 MegaWide, twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, push bar. Stock #59835.......... ...................................................... $37,900 (15) 2014 John Deere 569 Premium 1000 PTO, net/ twine, MegaWide Plus pickup, hydraulic pickup, push bar, 21.5L-16.1 tires, 6700 bales. Stock #60302............................................ $39,900 (3) 2014 John Deere 569 both twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, MegaWide pickup, bale push bar. Stock #61007................................ $38,900 (12) 2014 John Deere 569 both twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, MegaWide pickup, bale push bar. Stock #61008................................ $38,900 (12) 2014 John Deere 569 Premium features, 4500 bales, twine/net. Stock #52214..... $42,000 (11) 2014 John Deere 569 Premium, MegaWide pickup, 1000 PTO, flotation tires, twine/net wrap, hydraulic pickup lift, push bar. Stock #59833..... ...................................................... $39,900 (11) 2013 John Deere 569 1000 PTO, MegaWide Plus pickup, both twine and net wrap, bale push bar. Stock #61006................................ $36,900 (12) 2013 John Deere 569 low bale count, well maintained, 1000 PTO, net & twine, MegaWide plus pickup push bar, hydraulic pickup. Stock #59823............................................ $38,750 (2) 2013 John Deere 569 MegaWide pickup, both twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #59619.. $33,000 (1) 2013 John Deere 569 hydraulic pickup lift, net & twine, bale push bar, 21.5L-16.1 tires, 1000 PTO. Stock #59618......................... $30,500 (1) 2012 John Deere 568 Twine and net wrap, MegaWide pickup, hydraulic pickup lift, push bar. Stock #58209......................... $30,000 (11) 2012 John Deere 568 MegaWide pickup, twine/ net wrap, push bar, flotation tires, hydraulic pickup lift, 1000 PTO. Stock #57372.....$32,500 (11) 2012 John Deere 568 twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, MegaWide pickup w/hydraulic pickup push bar. Stock #60836................ $29,500 (14) 2010 John Deere 568 hydraulic pickup lift, both twine and net wrap, 1000 PTO, bale push bar, variable core valve. Stock #61004.$23,900 (12) 2010 John Deere 568 twine/wrap, MegaWide pickup, hydraulic pickup lift, flotation tires, push bar. Stock #58443......................... $24,500 (11) 2006 John Deere 567 both twine & net wrap, MegaWide pickup, 540 PTO, bale push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #59907.. $15,500 (2) 2004 John Deere 567 MegaWide pickup, twine only. Stock #60916........................... $9900 (16) 2001 John Deere 567 net wrap & twine, 1000 PTO, MegaWide pickup, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #60917................................... $9900 (16) 1997 John Deere 566 540 PTO, twine only, bale ramps, hydraulic pickup lift, gathering wheels. Stock #60767................................... $8000 (14) 2016 Massey Ferguson 2270 3x4 bale size, ISO compatible (no monitor), bale eject, bale chute rollers. Stock #59671................... $104,500 (15) 2014 Massey Ferguson 2956A 540 PTO, net & twine, 5-ft. bale, bale kicker, 21.5L-16.1 tires with suspended axle, monitor. Stock #59460..... ....................................................... $34,900 (12 2004 Case IH RBX562 twine only, 540 PTO, bale ramp, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #60382........... ......................................................... $6900 (11) 1993 New Holland 660 twine only, 1000 PTO, regular pickup, brand new belts. Stock #58281....... ........................................................... $3900 (3) 2015 John Deere L340 square baler, Harvest Tec moisture sensor, tandem axle w/550/45/22.5 tires, roller chute. Stock #59834.. $114,900 (15) 2015 John Deere L340 3x4 square baler, tandem axle. Stock #54581...................... $115,000 (14) 1998 John Deere 100 3x3 square baler, knotter fan, tandem axle, last bale ejector. Stock #59510.......................................... $18,500 (14) 2013 Krone BP1290 3x4 bale size, 1000 PTO, tandem axle, hydraulic roller chute, scale, high density. Stock #59728................... $94,500 (12) 2009 Krone 12130 big pack square baler, 92” pickup width, 47x51 bale size. Stock #57368..... ...................................................... $65,000 (12) 2008 Hesston 7433 3x3 big squares, knotter fan, tandem axle. Stock #58090........... $50,500 (12) 2015 John Deere 569 twine & net wrap, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift, flotation tires, push bar, approximately 6800 bales. Stock #60383... ...................................................... $39,250 (11) 2004 John Deere 567 twine only, 540 PTO, MegaWide pickup, push bar, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #60403........................... $11,750 (12) 2005 New Holland BR780 540 PTO, net & twine, bale ramp, hydraulic pickup, Crop Saver wheels. Stock #60522...................... $9400 (12)

WINDROWERS, MOCO’S & SWATHERS

2015 John Deere W235 16-ft. hay head, premium cab, turnkey GPS, extended warranty thru 6/2020 or 1250 hours. Stock #59576................. .................................................... $132,900 (15) 2014 John Deere W235 windrower, 16-ft. rotary header, warranty through June 2019 or 1250 hours. Stock #52212................... $128,500 (16) 2015 John Deere W150 windrower, HID lighting, turnkey GPS. Stock #53584.......... $112,750 (1) 2015 John Deere W150 low hours, 18-ft. hay header, Autotrac ready. Stock #57048............... .................................................... $135,000 (14) 2012 John Deere 946 13-ft. cutting width, 1000 PTO, impeller conditioner, hydraulic tilt controls, Clevis hitch. Stock #57700... $25,500 (12) 2010 John Deere 946 tri-lobe conditioner, hydraulic header tilt. Stock #59713.......... $23,900 (15) 2012 John Deere 835 11.5-ft. cutting width, urethane rolls, Rockshaft swivel hitch. Stock #60915.......................................... $19,900 (16) 2012 John Deere 830 impeller conditioner, 540 PTO, Clevis hitch. Stock #60079.... $19,900 (15 2009 John Deere 630 9.75-ft. cut width, side pull, hydraulic tilt control, Impeller conditioner, 540 PTO. Stock #59720....................... $12,900 (16) 2014 John Deere 440D hyd. deck shift, transport. Stock #53589.................................. $57,500 (2) 2013 John Deere 435D 35-ft. draper head, single knife, pickup reel, transport. Stock #59329........ ........................................................ $32,500 (3) 2009 John Deere 4995 14.5 ft. hay head, tri-lobe conditioner, button tires. Stock #59724.............. ...................................................... $67,900 (15) 2000 John Deere 3950 pull-type forage harvester, short tongue, hydraulic wagon hitch, 24” horizontal spout ext., 1000 PTO. Stock #58868....... ........................................................... $5200 (1) 1994 Case IH 8820 25-ft. MacDon 972 draper header, no conditioner, cab, air, radio. Stock #59528............................................ $11,750 (1) 1980 Hesston 6450 open station, 12-ft. head, gas, steel cond. Stock #50334......... $6950 (16) Hesston 6550 14-ft. hay head, steel-on-steel conditioner, cab with air. Stock #58560.. $9500 (14) 2014 MacDon M205 16-ft. rotary platform with steel conditioner. Stock #60929....$86,900 (15) 2013 MacDon M205 18-ft. hay head & 35-ft. triple delivery draper head, steel conditioner. Stock #59238........................................$124,000 (12) 2012 MacDon M205 16-ft. rotary head, steel conditioner, 841 engine hours. Stock #58660.......... ...................................................... $95,000 (11) 2012 MacDon M155 windrower, triple delivery, full AutoSteer, double knife drive, 35-ft. header. Stock #55535................................ $107,500 (1) 2010 MacDon M150 16-ft. auger hay head, steel conditioner, reverser kit, header tilt Stock #59689.......................................... $66,500 (12) 2014 New Holland Speedrower 240 16-ft. rotary head, rubber/urethane conditioner. Stock #58771........................................ $102,500 (15) 2010 New Holland H8040 windrower, 12-ft. sickle, 1710 hr. Stock #55097.................. $58,000 (11) 2002 New Holland HW340 15-ft. rotary head with urethane rolls. Stock #59044...........$34,750 (3) 2001 Vermeer MC1030 13-ft. steel roll conditioners, 3 point hookup. Stock #60613...$8500 (15)

RAKES, PROCESSORS & BALE WAGONS

2016 Morris 5000VE big square bale handler, bale claw 5000VE. Stock #59729.$4900 (12) Haybuster 256 Plus 2 LH discharge, hydraulic picker. Stock #59771.................... $5500 (14) Haybuster 2620 round bale processor, 1000 PTO. Stock #17825...................... $9250 (12) 2008 Vermeer BP8000 twin rotor processor, RH discharge, hydraulic shield, float tires, 1000 PTO. Stock #60170.......... $12,900 (14) 2017 Vermeer TE330 33.5-ft. hay tender, 540 PTO driven. Stock #60927........ $20,900 (15) Befco 10 wheel rake, 3 pt. Stock #58566........... ..................................................... $2250 (12) 2002 H&S BF12HC 12 wheel rake, hydraulic fold, hydraulic lift. Stock #60144... $7500 (11) H&S HC-F18 20-wheel flex frame, hydraulic rear open/close. Stock #60993....... $7900 (2) 1998 H&S BF12HC 12-wheel high capacity wheel rake. Stock #60914............ $5900 (16) 1999 John Deere 704 12 wheel, hydraulic fold & raise/lower. Stock #60305......... $5750 (11) 2006 New Holland 216 24-ft. reach, hydraulic drive, twin rake. Stock #58614... $11,900 (15) 1975 New Holland 1032 2x7 stack size, auto tie. Stock #60080.......................... $5000 (15) 2013 Haybuster 2800 round or square processor, 1000 PTO, RH deflector. Stock #60400... .................................................... $22,900 (3)

LAWN AND TURF

#59905

#60910 2007 John Deere 1420 commercial front mower, 72” deck, 72” rear discharge mower, 60” front blade, soft cab. Stock #58912.$8250 (3) 2008 John Deere X724 hydro, all wheel steer, 647 tiller attach, no mower deck. Stock #58482.........................................$7000 (12) 2014 John Deere X300 42” deck, Hydro transmission, low hours. Stock #60910.$2299 (16) 2009 John Deere LA125 42” deck, 21 hp. Stock #58956.............................................$750 (1) 2015 John Deere D105 42” deck, gas, 2WD. Stock #60609.................................$1150 (2) 2008 John Deere Z225 42” deck, zero turn. Stock #60911...............................$1499 (16) 2003 John Deere 727 commercial zero turn, 54” 7 iron deck, 23 hp engine, bagger with Powerflow. Stock #59683..............$3950 (16) 1997 John Deere 425 54” deck, gas, 2WD, 20 hp, V-twin, w/ 46” snowblower. Stock #60560. .....................................................$4200 (12) 2010 Grasshopper 120K 20 hp, 48” deck, zero turn. Stock #58937.......................$2800 (15) 2016 Poulan PP24VA54 24 hp mower, 54” deck, hydro transmission. Stock #58492....... .....................................................$1700 (14) Toro Timecutter zero turn mower. Stock #59758...........................................$3000 (1)

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UTILITY VEHICLES

2012 John Deere 855D glass cab & doors, diesel, heater, extreme terrain tires, brake and tail lights. Stock #60298...............$15,900 (1) 2008 John Deere 850D diesel, full windshield, bucket seats. Extreme terrain tires. Stock #59042...........................................$7900 (1) 2016 John Deere 825i gas, power steering power lift, glass windshield, poly roll down windows, Brushgaurd. Stock #60410............ ....................................................$21,900 (1) 2015 John Deere 825i Power steering, deluxe cab, doors, wiper, heater, power lift box, horn. Stock #60942............................$15,900 (11) 2015 John Deere 825i S4 4 seater, cab, power steering, radio. Stock #59244....$14,500 (11) 2014 John Deere 825i bench seat, deluxe cargo box, heavy duty brush guard. Stock #59905...........................................$7500 (1) 2013 John Deere 825i Stock #56493............... .....................................................$8200 (12) 2012 John Deere 825i olive & black, bench seat, front brush, steel wheels, power dump box. Stock #60377........................$8900 (15) 2012 John Deere 825i green, bench seat, deluxe cargo box. Stock #50385.....$10,400 (1) 2011 John Deere 825i 4WD, gas, no power steering, windshield, Brushguard, manual dump. Stock #60741.....................$8400 (12) John Deere 825i glass doors for a deluxe cab on 825i utility vehicle. Stock #53197.............. .....................................................$1950 (14) 2009 Arctic Cat XTZ1000 4WD, gas, cab w/ heater, 6-ft. blade, winch, extreme terrain. Stock #60152.................................$8250 (1) 2016 Honda TRX420 4 wheeler, like new, 11 hours and 86 miles, electric shift, alloy rims. Stock #60749...............................$7250 (14)

MISCELLANEOUS

2010 John Deere HX10 rotary cutter, front & rear chain enclosures, pull type. Stock #60790.........................................$5900 (11) 2007 John Deere MX6 medium duty rotary cutter. Stock #58015.........................$2200 (15) 1994 John Deere 25A flail mower, 540 PTO, rubber deflector. Stock #60912....$1950 (16) 2015 Frontier AP13G global mount pallet forks. Stock #54626.................................$1150 (1) 2015 Frontier AY12G-72 4-in-1 72” bucket with global carrier. Stock #54709...........$2900 (1) 2008 John Deere 320 wheel skid steer, 66 hp, 2000 Degelman R570 high lift rock picker, PTO cab, 19 GPM standard flow hydraulics, 72” drive. Stock #59782......................$7000 (12) bucket, 4 counter weights. Stock #61015...... Haybuster 3106 rock picker. Stock #58059....... ....................................................$21,500 (1) ..................................................$12,000 (12) 2005 John Deere 325 skid steer, foot con- John Deere heavy duty 3-tine bale spear for JD trols, 78” bucket, rear counterweights, single 600/700 series carriers. Stock #60311.......... speed. Stock #60992.................$21,900 (11) .......................................................$595 (16) 2011 Hitachi 35U mini excavator, cab w/air 2013 Worksaver 832631 adapter-global loader conditioning, long arm, hydraulic thumb, anto 600/700 attachment. Stock #60312........... gle front blade, 18” bucket. Stock #60788..... .......................................................$500 (16) ..................................................$29,500 (11) 2005 Wilrich 4830 28-ft. chisel plow, 3-secJohn Deere 5-ft. utility bucket, fits JD 600/700 tion folding, 4-bar Degelman harrow. Stock loaders, pin-on attachment. Stock #58793.... #60351......................................$12,900 (15) .....................................................$1200 (16) 1968 Hobbs equipment trailer, 20-ft. deck, 2014 John Deere BW15616 73” loader bucket, 6-ft. beavertail with ramps, pintle hitch, air 500 series loader brackets. Stock #56223.... brakes, 30 ton. Stock #60348.......$5000 (16) .......................................................$950 (14) 2011 homemade 18-ft. flat bed, bumper pull, 2014 Wheatheart 3 point post pounder, like pintle hitch. Stock #56109..............$8750 (2) new, hydraulic post grabber, side mast with 2013 Sheyenne Hydramax skid steer mount extend and retract. Stock #58322.................. snow blower, right hand hydraulic discharge ....................................................$10,250 (1) chute, 78” width. Stock #60447......$5250 (1) www.frontlineagsolutions.com

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USED SEEDING

#57126

2017 John Deere 1890 60-ft., 10” spacing, 430 TBT cart, hydraulic drive, no section control, all run blockage, KSI conveyor. Stock #60274....................................$272,500 (14) 2014 John Deere 1890 42-ft., 7.5” spacing drill, all run blockage, 350 bushel TBT cart, 10” auger. Stock #60834...............$155,000 (14) 2013 John Deere 1890 60-ft., 7.5” spacing drill, all run blockage, 550 bushel TBH cart, 10” auger, high flotation duals on tool. Stock #60835....................................$200,000 (14) 2008 John Deere 1890 42-ft., 10” spacing, SS, primary blockage, 270 bushel TBT cart. Stock #60409..............................$72,500 (1) 2014 John Deere 1830 60-ft, 12” spacing, SS, all run blockage, 430 bushel TBT cart, 10” auger. Stock #57126.................$143,000 (2) 2009 John Deere 1830 60-ft., 12” spacing, single shoot, 4” steel press wheels, all run blockage, 1” openers, 350 bushel TBH cart. Stock #59784............................$104,500 (1) 2005 John Deere 1820 59-ft., 7.5” spacing, single shoot, TBT cart, all run blockage. Stock #56851........................................$40,000 (3) 2011 John Deere 1770NT 16 row corn planter, 30” spacing, vacuum metering system, variable hydraulic drive. Stock #57257................ ..................................................$70,900 (14) 1998 Bourgault 4250 40-ft., 10” spacing, SS, 250 bushel TBH cart, 8” auger, 1” carbide tips, steel press wheels. Stock #57186......... ....................................................$22,500 (1) 2012 Case IH Precision 800 60-ft., 12” spacing, all run blockage, 430 bushel TBT cart, variable rate, 10” auger. Stock #56800.......... ................................................$105,000 (14) 2009 Case IH 700 70-ft., 10” spacing, single shoot, 3430 TBT, duals, primary blockage. Stock #52199..............................$99,000 (1) 2014 Morris Maxim II 60-ft., 10” spacing, 1” Carbide tips, Ag Tron Pri Bkg, 450 TBT cart w/10” auger. Stock #58850........$99,500 (14) 2010 Morris Contour 1, 60-ft., 10” spacing, independent arm drill, 445 cart, primary blockage. Stock #55622...................$119,900 (14) 2011 Seedhawk 6612 66-ft., 12” spacing, double shoot, 500 bu. TBH variable rate cart, 2500 gallon liquid TBT fertilizer cart. Stock #58822......................................$149,000 (1) 1991 John Deere 7200 12 row corn planter, 30” spacing, Max Emerge 2 row units, 1.6 bushel hopper, mechanical drive. Stock #56060....... ..................................................$15,000 (15) 1998 Flexi-Coil 2320 230 bu. tow between cart, ground drive, single shoot, 6 run, 7” auger. Stock #58265...............................$8500 (14) 1997 Flexi-Coil 3450 350 bu. TBT cart ONLY, hydraulic drive, double shoot, 10” auger w/ hydraulic mover. Stock #58816.. $25,000 (14)

GRAIN HANDLING

2016 Brandt 10x35-ft. auger w/mover, low bushels. Stock #60883................$16,500 (2) 2013 Brandt 13x110-ft. auger. Stock #58949.... ....................................................$25,050 (2) 2012 Brandt 5200 EX bin snake, down spout, full set of hoses, 257.5 hours. Stock #60171. ..................................................$17,500 (14) 2012 Buhler 13”x70-ft. auger. Stock #55356..... ..................................................$13,000 (12) Buhler 13”x70-ft. auger. Stock #56295.............. .....................................................$8500 (12) Sakundiak HD8-1800 8”x60-ft. auger. Stock #55150.........................................$4800 (12) Degelman 800 800 bushel grain cart, large 1000 PTO, Shur-Lok tarp. Stock #56846....... ..................................................$19,500 (14) Unverferth 771 770 bushel grain cart with tarp. Stock #58749..............................$15,500 (3) 2017 Loftness XLB10 10-ft. grain bag loader. Stock #59906............................$35,000 (11)

SPRAYERS #56047 SPRAYERS

2017 John Deere R4045 120-ft. booms, 20” space, CVII cab, front fill, boom air purge, Boom Trac 5 leveling, fence row nozzles. Stock #60564............................$377,500 (1) 2015 John Deere R4045 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, boomtrac Pro, Boom air purge, Premium CV cab, turnkey GPS. Stock #60346... ..................................................$267,500 (1) 2017 John Deere R4038 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, SS 1000 gallon tank, 5 sensor Boomtrac, turnkey GPS. Stock #60273......... ................................................$299,500 (14) 2016 John Deere R4038 100-ft. boom, 20” spacing, 1000 gallon, Boomtrac Pro, section control, traction control Stock #59836........... ................................................$247,000 (15) 2015 John Deere R4038 120-ft. booms, Premium cab, auto solution command system, Boomtrac leveling. Stock #55884.................. ..................................................$269,000 (1) 2015 John Deere R4038 100-ft. boom, turnkey GPS, auto solution command system, warranty through Feb. 2020. Stock #56047......... ................................................$256,500 (15) 2014 John Deere 4940 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, hydraulic tread adjust, deluxe CV cab, 380/150R50 tires, Boomtrac 5 leveling. Stock #60347............................$219,500 (1) 2014 John Deere 4940 120-ft. booms, hydraulic tread adjust, 20” spacing, Boomtrac Pro-5 leveling. Stock #59555...............$229,900 (1) 2005 John Deere 4720 90-ft. 20” spacing, SS tank & booms, hyd. thread adjust, fence row nozzles, eductor, 5 section, foam marker. Stock #57184..............................$91,000 (1) 2001 Summers NT 110-ft. booms, Raven control, nice. Stock #56706...............$11,500 (1) 2007 Summers 60 pickup sprayer, 500 gallon tank, hydraulic tip lift, Raven 440 AutoRate, Outback S-lite. Stock #58356.........$7950 (1) 2005 Flexi-Coil S67XL 90-ft. suspended boom, windscreens, 1500 gallon tank, Trimble EZ Steer. Stock #60715.......................$9250 (2) 2001 FlexiCoil 67XLT 1500 gallon, 90-ft. booms, Greenstar rate controller, new tires, new tank. Stock #56746.................$9500 (1) 1994 Flexi-Coil 65XL 100-ft. wheel boom, 1500 gallon tank, hydraulic pump. Stock #58277... .....................................................$4000 (12) 2009 Marflex Field Star 1500 120-ft. booms, 20” spacing, 1500 gallon tank, truck mounted sprayer on 2009 International. Stock #61016 ..................................................$109,000 (1) 2000 Miller Nitro 275 100-ft. booms, 20” spacing, stainless tank, front booms, hyd tread adjust, 1200 gallon tank. Stock #57915........ ....................................................$54,900 (1)

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2017 John Deere S680 combine, 125 seperator/150 engine hours, Powercast TB, power folding grain tank, Contour Master, rear duals. Stock #60275.................... $397,500 (14) 2017 John Deere S680 combine, PowerCast tailboard, 26-ft. unload auger, lateral tilt fixed speed feederhouse, power folding covers. Stock #59190............................$392,500 (1) 2016 John Deere S680 combine, PowerCast TB, power folding grain tank exts, 520/85R42 duals, 2630 w/SF1 activation & SF3000 receiver. Stock #56412...............$371,000 (14) 2016 John Deere S680 280 engine/210 seperator hours, full GPS w/activations, prem residue, ProDrive transmission, extended warranty. Stock #57330...................$377,500 (1) 2015 John Deere S680 590 engine/460 seperator hours, Powercast TB, Powerfold grain tank, FH lateral tilt. Stock #60391................. ................................................$320,000 (14) 2015 John Deere S680 917 engine/633 seperator hours, ProDrive, Powergold grain tank, Premium residue, tri-steam rotor. Stock #58978......................................$287,900 (1) 2014 John Deere S680 805 engine/629 seperator hours, duals, manual TB, Premium cab, turnkey GPS. Stock #60478....$285,000 (14) 2014 John Deere S680 978 engine/732 seperator hours, turnkey GPS, Powerfold grain tank, manual TB, Contour Master. Stock #60521....................................$270,000 (11) 2014 John Deere S680 Contour Master, ProDrive, Goodyear Duals. Stock #56419.......... ................................................$274,500 (14) 2014 John Deere S680 600/877.8 hrs. Stock #55789......................................$277,000 (1) 2013 John Deere S680 Stock #55797.............. ..................................................$277,000 (1) 2012 John Deere S680 1048/653 hours, ProDrive transmission, Contour Master, Powercast tailboard. Stock #54026...$226,000 (11) 2017 John Deere S670 combine, 130 seperator/156 engine hours, Powercast TB, CM w/ variable speed feederhouse, manual grain tank. Stock #60258.................. $352,500 (14) 2015 John Deere S670 640 engine hours, tristream extended wear rotor, manual adjust tailboard. Stock #56699.............$253,500 (1) 2015 John Deere S670 644 engine hours, manual adjust tailboard, Premium cab, HID lights. Stock #56700..................$277,500 (1) 2014 John Deere S670 975 engine/800 seperator hours, lateral tilt FH, Power grain tank cover, 26-ft. unload auger. Stock #60930...... ................................................$217,500 (15) 2014 John Deere S670 975 engine/800 seperator hours, lateral tilt FH, Power grain tank cover, 26-ft. unload auger. Stock #60931...... ................................................$217,500 (15) 2014 John Deere S670 1563 engine/1220 seperator hours, PRWD, complete Autotrac system, CM w/variable speed feederhouse. Stock #58843............................$198,500 (1) 2014 John Deere S670 Stock #55771.............. ..................................................$299,900 (1) 2012 John Deere S670 combine, level land feeder house, 26-ft. unload auger, 3 speed transmission, manual TB. Stock #59227....... ..................................................$205,000 (2) 2012 John Deere S670 1496 engine/1050 seperator hours, Power fold grain tank, Powercast TB, 26-ft. unload auger. Stock #60867 ..................................................$199,000 (2) 2013 John Deere S670 1124 engine/814 seperator hours, Pro Drive transmission, PowerCast tailboard, Contour Master w/variable speed drive. Stock #57238. ..................... ................................................. $245,000(14) 2008 John Deere 9770 1953 eng/1564 sep hours, ext wear grain handling, large wire concave, Powercast tailboard. Stock #58683. ..................................................$145,000 (3)

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Railroad Ties

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

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#60521

2007 John Deere 9760 lateral tilt feederhouse, CM, 22.5-ft. unload auger, hydraulic fore & aft reel. Stock #59000..................$107,000 (12) 2004 John Deere 9760 3977 engine/2769 seperator hours, CM, heavy duty final drive, fine cut chopper w/chaff spreader, premium hydraulic control package. Stock #58809...... ..................................................$79,500 (15) 2001 John Deere 9750 2755 engine/1960 seperator hours, 20-ft. unload auger, twin disk spreader w/chaff spreader, duals. Stock #58901........................................$68,900 (1) 2000 John Deere 9750 chopper w/chaff spreader, Dial-a-Speed header control, 20ft. unload auger, Level Land variable speed. Stock #60657............................$39,000 (12) 1998 John Deere 9610 combine, 4624/3249 hrs., chopper, 20-ft. unload auger, hyd. fore & aft reel control. Stock #57251..$45,000 (3) 1999 John Deere 9610 chopper, 1 gallon header accumulator, hydraulic fore & aft reel, chaff spreader. Stock #58854..............$37,000 (3) 1999 John Deere 9610 20-ft. unload auger, dial-a-speed header control, hydraulic fore & aft reel, 30.5x32 fronts. Stock #58855........... ....................................................$37,000 (3) 1991 John Deere 9600 2WD, chopper, 925R platform, 20-ft. unloading auger. Stock #60919......................................$30,900 (15) 2001 John Deere 9550 3401 eng/2151 sep hours, duals, lateral tilt feederhouse, narrow fin radiator, Contour Master, HD variable speed feederhouse, general purpose multistep straw walker. Stock #58472.$66,000 (3) 1991 John Deere 9500 925R platform w/pickup reel, 2WD, chopper/spreader, 20-ft. unload auger. Stock #60113................. $23,400 (14) 1991 John Deere 9500 925R platform w/pickup reel, 2WD, chopper/spreader, 20-ft. unload auger. Stock #60114................. $23,400 (14) 1990 John Deere 9500 2WD, chopper, 25ft. Mac Don header, chaff spreader. Stock #58713......................................$26,000 (12) 2013 Case IH 8230 folding auger, duals, Autosteer, on board air, adv spreader/chopper, Powerfold grain tank. Stock #60434.............. ..................................................$204,900 (1) 2013 Case IH 8230 Powerfold grain tank, on board air, folding auger, autosteer, adv spreader/chopper. Stock #60435.................. ..................................................$208,900 (1) 2012 Case IH 8230 1290 eng/961 sep hours, lateral tilt feederhouse, duals. Stock #58485. ................................................$252,900 (11) 2000 Case IH 2388 2958 eng/2415 sep hours, spreader, yield & moisture monitor, rock trap, straw spreader. Stock #58535...$55,900 (12)

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2013 John Deere 9560RT 30” Durabilt 5500 tracks, 18F/6R Powershift, Hi-Flo hydraulics, no PTO. Stock #60308................$285,500 (14) 2017 John Deere 9470RX 18/6 Powershift, 30” tracks, PTO, Case drain, Power Beyond, turnkey GPS. Stock #60678..............$425,000 (14) 2015 John Deere 9470RT, 30” tracks, turnkey GPS, PTO, still under warranty. Stock #53018.. ....................................................$326,900 (15) 2017 John Deere 9470R 18/6 Powershift, 4 remotes, PTO, heavy weight package, Power Beyond kit, Extended warranty thru May 2020. Stock #60263..............................$327,500 (14) 2017 John Deere 9470R 18/6 Powershift, 4 remotes, PTO, heavy weight package, Power Beyond kit, Extended warranty thru May 2020. Stock #60264..............................$327,500 (14) 2016 John Deere 9470R 18 speed P/S, 4 SCVs, Power Beyond, 2630, SF3000, heavy weight package. Stock #60796...............$299,000 (14) 2016 John Deere 9470R IF tires, turnkey GPS, PTO, HID lights. Stock #56400.......................... ....................................................$317,500 (14) 2015 John Deere 9470R 18 speed P/S, PTO, 4 SCVs, Power Beyond, 2630, SF3000, heavy weight package. Stock #60797...$277,500 (14) 2005 John Deere 9420 18 speed PS transmission, 4 SCV’s, no PTO or 3-pt., 6 out of 8 tires are new. Stock #58201................$103,900 (11) 1995 John Deere 8970 PowerShift, duals. Stock #57543..........................................$68,500 (12) 2013 John Deere 8285R AutoPower IVT with LHR, 5 SCVs, rear duals, 85 cc hydraulic pump. Stock #57350..............................$186,000 (15) 2011 John Deere 8285R MFWD w/differential lock, IVT w/LH control, 1000 PTO, 60 GPM hydraulic, 4 SCV’s. Stock #59620.....$179,900 (1) 2007 John Deere 7930 Greenstar ready. Stock #56451............................................$99,500 (3) 2011 John Deere 7430 20 speed AutoQuad, 3 SCVs, PTO, 3 point, 741 self-level loader. Stock #61005..........................................$90,000 (11) 2014 John Deere 7250R MFWD with TLS, 5 SCVs, active command steering, extended PowerTrain warranty, rear wheel weights, loader. Stock #57443.........................$195,500 (15) 1993 John Deere 6400 16/16 Powerquad, 2 SCV’s, 3 point, 540/1000, PTO, loader/grapple. Stock #60372..................................$28,900 (2) 2016 John Deere 6215R IVT 50K, PTO, triple link HD brakes, 4 SCV’s, H380 loader, Extended warranty thru March 2021. Stock #60150......... $194,500 (1) 2012 John Deere 6210R TLS, IVT, loader. Stock #55998..........................................$150,450 (1) 2014 John Deere 6170M PTO, AutoQuad PLUS 20/20, LH reverser, 3 SCVs, PTO, H360 loader. Stock #60712..................................$88,000 (1) 2016 John Deere 6155R IVT, MFWD, TLS, 5 SCVs, AutoTrac ready, Premium cab and lights, 640R loader. Stock #57042............................... ......................................................$172,000 (3) 2016 John Deere 6155M 20/20 AutoQuad Plus, SCV’s, cold start package, loader. Stock #58217........................................$138,000 (14) 2011 John Deere 7430 20 speed AutoQuad, 3 SCVs, PTO, 3 point, 741 self-level loader. Stock #61005..........................................$90,000 (11) 2015 John Deere 6155R IVT transmission, cold start packag, 3 SCVs, 640R self-level loader with grapple. Stock #60921.........$147,000 (12) 2014 John Deere 6150R IVT, PTO, deluxe cab, cold start package, H360 loader, no grapple. Stock #60654..............................$131,500 (12) 2017 John Deere 6145M 16 speed PowerQuad, 540/1000 PTO, 3 remotes, 640R loader w/ grapple. Stock #60261................$125,000 (14) 2017 John Deere 6145M 16 speed PowerQuad, 540/1000 PTO, 3 remotes, 640R loader w/ grapple. Stock #60262................$125,000 (14) 1979 John Deere 4840 2WD, 8F/4R Powershift transmission, 3 remotes, 1000 PTO. Stock #60174..........................................$17,400 (14) 1973 John Deere 4430 540/1000 PTO, No 3 point, 2 SCVs, Quad Range. Stock #60949...... ........................................................$9,000 (12) 1990 John Deere 4255 cab, MFWD, 2 SCVs, 3 point, front weights, 18/6 Quad Range transmission. Stock #60853..................$31,900 (15)

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1988 John Deere 4250 2WD, 725 non-self leveling loader, bucket/grapple, 15 speed P/S transmission, 540/1000 PTO, 3 point, 2 SCVs. Stock #57450..........................................$32,900 (11) 2002 John Deere 4110 Hydro, cab w/heat, 2 mid mount SCVs, 3 point, 540 PTO, no loader, 47” snowblower. Stock #60529............$11,900 (15) 2010 John Deere 3320 Compact tractor, hydro transmission, open station, loader, 1 rear SCV. Stock #60146................................$17,500 (15) 1981 John Deere 2640 2WD, Synchro, 540 PTO, loader. Stock #58242.........................$7865 (3) 1991 John Deere 2555 2WD, open station w/ canopy, 245 loader, 540 PTO, 3 point. Stock #61064..........................................$15,995 (11) 1962 John Deere 2010 gas, Synchro transmission, loader, 2WD, 540 PTO. Stock #59220.$5900 (15) 1980 John Deere 1050 2WD, JD 75 loader, canopy, 2 SCVs, power steering. Stock #60918....... .........................................................$9900 (16) 1998 John Deere 655 2WD compact tractor, 3 point, 540 PTO, open staton, no loader, hydro transmission. Stock #60105.............$3500 (14) 2015 Case IH Farmall 130A power reverser, 540/1000 PTO, 4 SCVs, no loader. Stock #60926..........................................$55,000 (15) 2013 Case IH 550 4WD, 16/2 Powershift, 4 SCV’s, 1000 PTO, no 3 point, big hydraulic pump. Stock #60326................................$234,900 (1) 1991 Case IH 9270 4wd, cab, 12/3 Synchro, 4 SCV’s, no 3 point, no PTO. Stock #60371......... ........................................................$47,900 (1) 1997 Case 8940 MFWD, 18F/4R Powershift, 1000 PTO, no 3 point hitch, duals, front weights with bracket. Stock #60693...................$49,900 (15) 2000 Case IH MX200 18F/4R Powershift, 3 SCVs, 540/1000, duals. Stock #60694.....$49,900 (15) 2006 Case IH MXM175 MFWD, cab, Powershift, 4 SCV’s, 3 point, 540/1000 PTO, loader/grapple. Stock #59776..................................$63,500 (2) 1974 Case IH 1070 2WD, 8F/4R Powershift transmission, 1000 PTO, rear duals, 2 remotes. Stock #60175...................................$8500 (14) 2006 Kubota L3130, Hydro trans, MFWD, loader/ bucket/bale spear, new engine w/less than 200 hrs. Stock #57071...........................$16,875 (3) 2006 New Holland TM190 18 speed, P/S transmission w/LHR, 4 SCV’s, 540/1000 loader, bucket & grapple, rear duals. Stock #59444...... ......................................................$59,900 (16) 2002 New Holland TV140 MFWD, cab, Hydrosatic transmission, PTO both ends, 3 point cab end, 2 SCVs, loader/grapple. Stock #60399..$41,500 (3) 2016 New Holland Boomer 54D MFWD, open station, CVT transmission w/reverser, loader, 2 SCV’s. Stock #59531.....................$32,500 (11) 1993 New Holland 8670 16 speed Powershift transmission, 540-1000 PTO, duals, Trimble Auto Guidance included. Stock #60928............$47,900 (15) 1975 Massey Ferguson 1805 210 hp, Synchro, duals, Cat 3208 engine, no 3 point or PTO. Stock #59248.....................................$7500 (3) Versatile 850 Synchro, duals. Stock #56854......... ...........................................................$9500 (3)

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2012 John Deere 9460R 18F/16R Powershift, duals, PTO, Deluxe CommandView II cab. Stock #60543..........................$219,500 (15) 2015 John Deere 6155R 20 speed AutoQuad, TLS, 3 SCVs. Stock #57602.... $135,000 (11) 1988 John Deere 2355 8F/4R Synchro, 2WD, 540 rear PTO, open station, loader w/bale spear. Stock #53703.................... $11,800 (1) 1983 Allis Chalmers 8070 Powershift, 1000 PTO. Stock #59589..................... $25,000 (3) 2000 John Deere GP74 heavy duty 74” grapple bucket, fits JD 500 Series loader carriers. Stock #53061............................... $3500 (16) 2011 John Deere 319D track skid steer, 76” bucket, foot throttle, auxiliary hydraulics. Stock #58243............................ $24,000 (14) 2015 John Deere S690 combine, 775 engine/556 seperator hours, Premium cab, Contour Master, premium residue package. Stock #60276..........................$383,000 (11) 2012 John Deere S670 combine, ProDrive transmission, Contour Master, Premium residue. Stock #59474.................. $255,000 (11) 2012 John Deere S670 combine, ProDrive transmission, TriStream rotor, 640D header. Stock #56906............................ $265,000 (1) 2005 John Deere 9760 combine w/936D platform header, 1886 engine/1402 seperator hours, pickup reel, transport, level land FH . Stock #58821.......................... $120,000 (11) 1987 John Deere 8820 combine, 30-ft. 230 header, bat reel, chopper and dual chaff spreader. Stock #15567.............. $10,000 (3) 1998 Case IH 2388 combine, 3215/2500 hrs. Stock #55679............................ $50,000 (14) 1998 John Deere 914 combine, new style Sund raking pickup, new PTO style driveline, single point connections. Stock #56904.$10,975 (1) 2015 John Deere 640D header, pickup reel, transport, lights. Stock #60350..$56,000 (11) 2012 John Deere R450 windrower w/994 14.5ft. platform, V10 conditioner, 480/80R38 bar tires. Stock #60173....................$99,500 (16) 2012 John Deere 635D excellent shape, slow speed transport, poly tine pickup reel, dual drive sickle. Stock #54340......... $46,000 (15) Case IH 8455 round baler, twine only, makes 4x5 bales, gathering wheels. Stock #54286 .. ..................................................... $4500 (11) 2008 John Deere 568 round baler w/net & twine, 1000 PTO, hydraulic pickup, MegaWide Plus, bale kicker. Stock #58803...$27,000 (14) 1999 John Deere 566 twine only round baler, 540 PTO, hydraulic pickup lift. Stock #59649. ..................................................... $7900 (15) 1992 John Deere 535 twine only round baler, 1000 PTO, push bar, hydraulic pick up lift. Stock #58686............................... $4900 (15) 1987 John Deere 1610 41-ft. folding chisel plow, 3-sections, 12” spacing, 3-bar harrows. Stock #60742............................ $12,000 (15) 1994 John Deere 965 on-land reversible 6 bottom plow, 18” cut width. Stock #55107........... ..................................................... $8950 (15) 1987 Calkins 4+4 50-ft. field cultivator, 5-section folding, C-shank standards, 7” spacing, 9” sweeps. Stock #60743.......... $12,000 (15) John Deere 9450 (5) 10-ft. section, 12” spacing, steel press wheels, Erskine transport. Stock #60546............................... $5500 (12) 1997 John Deere 650 23-ft. 3-section folding disc, 9” spacing, hydraulc fore & aft, blade scrapers. Stock #59033.............$18,750 (15)

2011 Case IH 800 50-ft. air drill, 10” spacing, single shoot, prime blockage, no cart, drill only. Stock #56487.................... $52,000 (11) 2006 John Deere 1820/1910 61-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, single shoot w/liquid hoses, 270 bushel TBT cart. Stock #56361.$50,000 (12) 2009 Summers Ultimate pull-type sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, 100-ft. boom with windscreens, . Stock #15568.............. $10,000 (3) 2000 Flexi-Coil 67XL suspended boom sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, 90-ft. booms, windscreens, rinse tank. Stock #56815....$13,500 (11) 2007 Summers 1500 pull-type sprayer, 1500 gallon tank, 90-ft. booms, 200 gallon rinse tank, windscreens. Stock #17842........ $26,000 (12) 1995 Ford L9000 truck w/6000 gallon stainless steel tank on Bar-bel walker aluminum trailer. Stock #53460.............................. $42,250 (1) 1980 Kelly 56 3-pt. mount backhoe attachment, 24” bucket. Stock #51779............. $6950 (16) Westfield W130-71 straight 13”x71-ft. auger, 540 PTO drive, like new. Stock #52277.......... .................................................... $12,900 (2) John Deere 770CH motor grader w/14-ft. blade, front ripper, 14.00-24TG tires. Stock #57705. .................................................... $67,500 (1) 2006 Wheatheart High & Heavy hitter 3 point mount. Stock #60104....................$8300 (16) 2005 John Deere 1435 commercial front mower, 72” mower width. Stock #59026..... $7500 (15) Snapper 10 hp, 28” cut includes bagger and dethatcher. Stock #54784............... $450 (14) Edwards 30-ft. rod weeder, 19 shanks, sweeps, 3-section folding. Stock #58897... $6000 (11) 2017 Frontier WC1103 wood chipper, needs 540 PTO. Stock #59515............... $3500 (15) 2015 Fair Manufacturing 848A PTO snowblower, 96” width. Stock #60738.........$10,000 (15) 2012 John Deere BA84 84” angle broom skid steer attachment, 10-28 GPM hydraulic flow, 50/50 ploy wire brush. Stock #58994............ .....................................................$5500 (16) 2005 Transcraft DTL2100 48-ft. x102” hay trailer. Stock #60233.......................$20,000 (16) 2012 Leon 425 manure spreader, 425 bushel, hydro push with end gate. Stock #60832....... .................................................... $11,000 (3) 2005 Polaris ATP500 4 wheeler w/snow blade, on demand 4WD, independent rear suspension. Stock #60477......................... $3800 (1)

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2-2015 Kenworth T-800 550 ISX, 13 speed, 14,600/46,000, lift axle, miles are 285,000 and 291,000, Warranty including aftertreatment, good through June 2019

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2007 Kenworth W900L Cat C15, 550 hp, 18 speed,72” sleeper, VIT interior,...................................... $49,500

2006 Freightliner Columbia Detroit Series 60, 435/515 hp, 10 speed Eaton Ultrashift, recent overhaul, engine brake......... $36,000

2007 Freightliner Columbia daycab, Detroit 14.0L Series 60, 10 speed Ultrashift, engine brake, air ride,..... $35,000

2-2006 Freightliner Century Detroit 60, 14.0L, 515 hp, 10 speed Ultrashift, air ride............................................. $34,500

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2009 International Prostar Cummins ISX, 435 hp, 13 speed, engine brake, air ride.................................. $29,000

2007 Freightliner Columbia MBE4000 450 hp, 10 speed Ultrashift, engine brake, low miles................... $25,000

2013 Peterbilt 389 EXHD ISX 550 hp, 18 speed, 63” flat top sleeper, good rubber, very clean truck............................................................... $89,500

2000 Kenworth W900B 600 hp, Cummins, 13 speed, removeable flat top sleeper, SPRING RIDE, 484,000 miles........... Just In

3-2006 Sterling AT9500, MBE4000, 450 hp, 10 speed, engine brake, new paint, miles in the 4’s and 5’s........... Starting at $22,500

1999 Freightliner FL112 single axle, Cat C-12, 9 speed, cruise, jakes, air ride, pintle hitch....................................... $17,500

1998 International 4900 22-ft. flatbed, DT466E, 10 speed, single axle......... Just

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PARTS FOR SALE • New Protech headache rack - IN STOCK • Several used headache racks and boxes IN STOCK • 23,000 Rockwell locking differential & 3.58 ratio on air suspension • Large inventory of truck and trailer suspension air bags • Call for your Fleetguard filter needs • Pro Tech full and 1/2 fenders IN STOCK • 40-ft. straps, excellent for hauling round bales

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2018 Jet sidedump, 47-ft.x102”, air ride, various axle configurations, electric tarp, tandem or tri-axle................. Call

2011 CPS belly dump, 44-ft.x96”, spring ride, tri-axle, manual tarp...... $24,500

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2000 & 1998 Transcraft flatbed, 48-ft. x102”, air ride, spread axle..... $11,500

1994 Case 590 turbo backhoe, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, full cab with heat, 2 stick control, good hours.............. $29,500

2008 Wilson cattle pot, 53-ft. quad axle, good floors, nice trailer........... $62,000

1995 Lynwood tilt deck trailer, 37-ft.x102”, 20-ft. deck, hydraulic tilt, tri-axle, spring ride.............................................$8500 1999 NTE tilt trailer, 37-ft.x96”, tri-axle, spring ride................................$8500

2017 Timpte 50-ft.x96”x72” ag hopper, tri-axle, rear lift axle, air ride, LED lights........................................ $46,500

2001 CPS 42-ft. belly dump, tandem axle, spring ride .............................. $20,500 1998 CPS 42-ft. belly dump, spring ride........................................ $19,500

2-1992 Fontaine flatbed, 48-ft.x96”, tandem spead axle, air ride..................$9500

2001 Fontaine 30-ft. flatbed trailer, tandem axle, spring ride, will make good pup for hauling hay...........................................$8500

2018 Timpte 50-ft.x96”x72” ag hoppers, electric tarp and hydraulic traps, rear lift axle, silver..................................... Call 2018 Timpte 50-ft.x96”x72” ag hoppers, electric tarp, hydraulic traps, rear lift axle, white.................... Coming In

2016 Jet 40-ft.x96”x68”, sight windows, vented slopes, LED lights, spring ride............................. $28,500

1998 R-Way belly dump, 43-ft.x96”, spring ride, manual tarp................... $23,500

2000 Merritt hopper, 48-ft.x96”x68”, spring ride, manual tarps and traps, dual door rear trap........................................... $28,500

1999 Ranco belly dump, 3 axle, spring ride....................................... $17,500

Converter Dolly 15-ft.x96”, tandem axle, spring ride, steel wheels..............$8500 2006 Wilson 51-ft. x 102” cattle pot, air ride spread, 90% virgin tires, good floors....................................... $36,500

1996 Talbert 50 ton lowboy, 51-ft. x 102”, 25-ft. well, self-contained, air ride...................................... Coming

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1977 Great Dane 42-ft. dropdeck with beavertail and ramps, spring ride, closed tandem................................. $11,500 1988 Fruehauf dry van 28-ft.x102”, roll up door, single axle, spring ride, very clean , ............................................................$6750

1978 Custom Built end dump pup, 29-ft.6”, 16-ft. tongue, 12-ft. tub, spring ride.............................................$7500

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1995 Mickey beverage trailer, 35-ft.x96”, spring ride, pintle hitch, 10 roll-up doors on each side, rear roll-up door..................$7500

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2008 XL specialized lowboy, 50 ton, folding neck, self-contained pony motor, air ride, 3 axle with rear lift.

1993 Load King & 1991 Load King pup spring ride, nice older set of trailers................... $29,000 as

1988 Fruehauf 28-ft. end dump trailer, spring ride, very clean..................... $19,000

1992 Fruehauf belly dump pup, 16-ft. hitch, turntable, spring ride..... $14,500

1988 SPCNS 22-ft. x 96” flatbed pup, turn table, 6-ft. hitch........................... Just

In

1988 Fruehauf stainless steel tanker, double conicle, center discharge, single compartment, 6700 gallons............. $19,500

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Role of nonreciprocal trade liberalization

By Anupa Sharma, Assistant Professor, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department the “size of exports” or change the “set of The World Trade Organization (WTO) exporters” of value-added trade? and its predecessor, the General AgreeThe traditional metric of trade focuses on ments on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), have trade in final goods and services. However, facilitated multilateral trade negotiations more often than not, goods and services since the 1950s. span multiple countries during the producIn recent years, though, countries increas2015 Honda Fourtrax 2017 Polaris Ranger tion process. As a result, when a good passes ingly have sought to facilitate trade through Foreman Rubicon, $6,399 XP1000 EPS, $15,950 from its first to the final stage of production, bilateral and regional trade agreements tariffs and transportation costs are incurred (RTAs). As of March 2017, the WTO notifie 2012 Honda MUV700 ................................$4,999 multiple times. cations show that 301 RTAs and preferential e 2014 Polaris 800 Pro RMK ........................$6,000 What is well known is that if a policy trade agreements (PTAs) are in operation. reduces the trade cost even by a small Often, these agreements provide sige 2015 Polaris XP900 EPS ...........................$8,790 amount, it leads to a “multiplied reduction” nificant tariff reductions, compared with e 2015 Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon....$5,999 in sequential production costs, thereby inthose negotiated through the multilateral creasing the value-added trade. process. Central to such agreements are e 2017 Honda Fourtrax Rancher 4x4 ............$6,499 For most research in this area, the fononreciprocal trade agreements (NRTAs) cus so far has been on the manufacturing/ aimed at facilitating exports from low- to nonagriculture sector. However, this sector high-income countries through customized purchases inputs from the nonmanufacturand unilateral tariff reductions by developed ing or agricultural sector. For example, in countries, and not vice versa. 2011, France’s agriculture, hunting, forestry While the impact of NRTAs on internaand fishing sector contributed value additionally traded final goods has been studied We are always happy to discuss price and financing. tions worth $84.1 million U.S. to U.S. gross extensively, their impact on trade of valueCall John, Breck or Jeff. manufacturing exports. added products - domestic value addition 538-9435 The nonagriculture sector has benefitted originating from the agriculture sector - and from decades of multilateral tariff liberalparticularly the mechanism through which 302 Truck Bypass • Lewistown ization. Although the agriculture sector was they affect value-added trade, is largely www.LewistownHonda.com liberalized more recently, my research (my untested. More precisely, do NRTAs change dataset includes 64 countries and spans a period of 15 years from 1995 to 2011) Cody Donoven Dealer for shows that the sequential production process has alChembine lowed low-income counChemical tries to engage in the slice Experienced • Dependable • Competitive Handling of the process where they have the most comparative Tanks advantage: the primary and A cutting edge way of mixing intermediate stages of the and blending your chemicals production process. for your agricultural needs. Further, preliminary reThe Chembine™ incorpoCall for rates sults indicate that, on averrates all the features of a typiage, value-added exports Ag Wise or Cody at (406) 945-3199 cal chemical mixer plus adds in the agriculture sector some user-friendly features. from NRTA beneficiaries Schedule Now for 2018! were about 0.17 percent Call TODAY for more information! higher, compared with that of nonrecipients’ annual Dealer for Dutch Openers exports. In dollar value, this Time to think about annual difference in exports Come see us or call for more information! amounts to about half a milTop Dressing Winter Wheat! lion dollars. Give us a Call! Also, my research shows that in the most recent year of my sample period, a unit increase in distance between trading countries resulted in about 3 percent overall and a 6 percent decrease in agricultural value-added exports from NRTA beneficiaries. Interestingly, during the sample period, a tremendous increase occurred in the number of PTAs. The WTO notifications show that in 1995, only 35 PTAs existed, LIQUID - DRY - ANHYDROUS but by 2010, 230 such PTAs had been reached. Perhaps, given the trade agreements with multiple nations, countries are able to choose their closest partners to outsource intermediate components and/or export their final products. In short, my preliminary findings indicate that NRTAs impact value-added trade through both the channels by changing the size of exports and also by changing the set of participants “Your Crop Production Specialist” Kremlin, Montana (set of exporters).

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Grizzly bear management meeting

By Bruce Auchly, MFWP Prairie grizzly bears and their management by Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be the topic of an April 4 public meeting in Fort Shaw, Montana. At the meeting Wesley Sarmento, FWP bear management specialist, will look at how the department manages grizzly bear expansion on the prairie east of the Rocky Mountain Front. In addition, Sarmento will explain what to do during a bear encounter, how to use bear spray, how to protect harvested game meat, how to safely deter a bear using non-lethal tools, and how to secure attractants and prevent a bear from being drawn into residences. The 7 p.m., April 4, meeting will be at Sun River Community Center in Fort Shaw. The meeting will be free and open to the public.

Fruit tree workshops

The MSU/Lewis & Clark County Extension Office is offering two fruit tree workshops this spring. On March 23rd there will be a tree planting and pruning workshop from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, Helena, Montana. The registration fee is $15 and lunch is provided. On April 13th from 9:00 am to noon in the 4H building at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds there will be a fruit tree grafting workshop. The cost is $15. Registration forms for both of these workshop can be found on the MSU/Lewis and Clark County Extension website, https://www.lccountymt.gov/extension.html. For more information or to register contact the Extension Office at 447-8350. ##### You don’t think of Australia as a skiing destination but the Australian Alps get about 6.5 feet of snow from June through September.

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2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2.4L 4 cylinder, 62,000 miles........$13,950

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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, 4.2L 6 cylinder, 124,000 miles..$8995

2012 GMC Yukon XL, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 93,000 miles........$25,900 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT, 6.2L 8 cylinder, 69,000 miles.$27,900

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 77,000 miles...........................$23,900

1990 Chevrolet Corvette, 5.3L 8 cylinder, automatic, 69,000 miles. WAS...$13,900...Now. $12,333

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42-ft. spread axle flatbed semi trailer........................ $2500 26-ft. pup trailer......................................................... $1500 Heavy duty 3-point backhoe...................................... $2000 Phone Wes Mapston, (406) 726-3396, Arlee, Montana

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By K-State Research and Extension News High school students with an interest in discovering opportunities within the dairy industry are encouraged to apply for a four-day immersive educational opportunity throughout southwest Kansas. Dairy U, which will be offered for the first time this year, is open to 10 students from across the country, June 19-22. Organizers say the goal of the program is to develop the next generation of dairy industry leaders. Dairy U is coordinated by Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and leading dairy producers, including Ag Oasis, Forget-Me-Not Farms and Royal Farms. Lead donors for the program include the Kansas Dairy Council, Arm and Hammer Animal Health, Zoetis, American AgCredit, and Southeast Select Sires. “The dairy industry in Southwest Kansas is continuing to grow and with this growth comes new technology and jobs,” said Mandy Fox, Ag Oasis Dairy education and outreach coordinator. “We hope to spark an interest in these students to consider options in the dairy industry, or directly linked to us, early on in their academic career. “The hope is that once they complete high school they may choose an education or career path that helps our industry continue to grow and develop. We would like to expose them to all the options that exist in the dairy arena.” Students will meet in Dodge City and travel throughout Kansas to visit dairies and meet with leaders and industry stakeholders. Hands-on seminars will include a dairy industry overview, lifecycle of a cow, animal health, reproduction, milking systems and nutrition. Students will also receive financial education and communications training. Applications are due April 2 and can be found at www. YouthLivestock.KSU.edu. Transportation to and from the event is the responsibility of the participant, along with a $50 deposit to reserve his or her space. All other costs are provided by the program sponsors. For more information, please contact coordinator Sharon Breiner with questions at sbreiner@ksu.edu or 785-5326533. ##### Make your oven racks easier to clean by coating them with cleanser, placing them in a black plastic trash bag, and setting them outside in the sun. After a few hours, they’ll be ready to spray off with a hose.

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2006 Arnes T/A belly dump, air ride.......................$22,500

1995 Peterbilt 370 Cat 3406E, 13 speed, new tires.... ..................................$30,000

2009 Cat 257B skid steer, enclosed cab, heat, air conditioning, 2700 hours....$30,000

2004 Peterbilt 379 day cab, C15............................$45,000

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2004 Load King 70 ton lowboy, 2-3-2 set up, 9-ft. wide.... $130,000

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1998 Kenworth W900L day cab, Cat 3406E..........$19,500

2004 Komatsu WB150 backhoe, 4x4, extendahoe, cab, 2 buckets......................$26,500

2008 Ford F150 crew cab, 4x4, 5.4L V8, 190,000 miles... .....................................$9950

2006 Kenworth T800 C15, 600 hp, 18 speed, Tridrive, 28” sleeper, low miles......$75,000

1997 Kenworth T800 day cab, Cat 3406E, 550 hp, 18 speed, full lockers, rebuilt title. ..................................$29,500

1997 Gerrys T/A Jeep, air ride, nice shape.........$15,000

2007 Fontaine 55 ton lowboy......................................... $49,500

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Low volatility means lower crop insurance premiums

By K-State Research and Extension News Amid tough circumstances farmers have faced the past couple of years with weaker crop prices and lower farmland values, a bit of potentially good news came to light in early February. Indications are that crop insurance premiums on corn and soybeans will be lower for farms in lower risk production counties for the coming year based on information released in early February by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, according to Kansas State University agricultural economics professor Art Barnaby. RMA has started posting February prices and volatilities that will set corn and soybean insurance coverages and premiums in Kansas and other Corn Belt-area states. The February average price for December 2018 CME corn futures will set the base price for crop insurance. The current estimated base price is about the same as last year’s base price and will provide about the same dollars of coverage, Barnaby said. However, current volatility is 4 points lower for corn and 3 points lower for soybeans. The lower volatility will discount corn rates over 20 percent in low risk counties, so these farmers will be able to buy about the same level of coverage as they did a year ago but pay 20 percent less in premiums. In high-risk production counties, the discount is small; less than 3 percent. Current volatility could change because it is not set until the last five trading days in February for December CME corn options. The current volatility for corn is the lowest since 1999, and soybean volatility is also at historic lows. “Because the lower volatility will lower premiums, farmers might want to consider buying higher levels of crop insurance,” Barnaby said, noting however that it’s still possible for volatility to increase by the end of February, so most farmers will want to wait until March 1 to make a final decision. Barnaby outlined details in a February 2 web posting at http://bit.ly/2nERBVx. He will also provide more detailed information in a presentation at a series of upcoming meetings on the 2018 Farm Bill (http://www.agmanager.info/ events/2018-farm-bill-meetings) planned in locations across Kansas and Nebraska.

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A Christian Holy Day

When: March 30 , 2018 On Good Friday, Jesus Christ died on the cross. He died for us. But he only died in human form. He then arose from the dead on Easter Sunday morning to show us that there is life after death in heaven. Good Friday, also called "Dark Friday", is a day of solemn prayer and the final day of fasting for the long lenten season. Christ was nailed to the cross at noon. His death came at three o'clock in the afternoon. During this time, christians should spend in prayer and silence. Did You Know? Good Friday is also called "Dark Friday"

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RYDELLE ENTERPRISES LLC 406-288-3883 Marion L. Jones – 406-544-4766, cell

83,000 bushels storage at Lewiston, ID

• Bin roof repairs or replacement • Projects completed in Montana, Idaho and Washington

My wife and I had the privilege of purchasing the great cow herd of the Birdtail Ranch in January 2017 from Russ and Barb Pepper

We are offering at Private Treaty

45 head of stout yearling bulls 24 head of yearling replacement heifers Bulls can be viewed at the Broken Land and Livestock feedlot. The heifers can be seen by appointment as they are at a different location.

Bull prices range from $3000-$5000 and heifers can be negotiated depending on the number of head. Contact us at 406-562-3567 or 799-2757 Thank You, Dan and Tina Freeman Augusta, MT May the Lord bless your calving season

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2005 Flexi-Coil 3850/5000HD 51-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, tow between cart, Dutch Super Eagle openers, single shoot, 3 tank 380 bushel, rubber packers, variable rate, full run blockage, coarse, fine roller. REDUCED!...................................$39,500

2008 Case IH 8010 combine, 1473 separator hours, Pro 600, NavII, 262 Rec, 24-ft. unload auger, rock trap, excellent condition..................... $125,000

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2010 Case IH 2020 35-ft. flex head with CWS air........................$17,500

Agronomist provides training to farmers in Uganda

By NDSU Extension Service North Dakota State University Extension Service agronomist Joel Ransom provided training on corn production to local farmers in northern Uganda earlier in the fall. Ransom’s trip was organized by Catholic Relief Services’ Farmer-to-Farmer (FTF) program that is funded through a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The training provided has the potential to increase yield and food security in a region of Uganda where corn is the major food crop. Ransom worked with members of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate congregation, whose farms support students in their system as well as disabled and retired members. Most of his time was spent in northern Uganda, near one of the congregation’s farm and secondary schools, where he provided lectures and practical field experiences. “Though Uganda is blessed with fertile soils and a nearly perfect climate for corn production, corn yields are low,” says Ransom. “With a bit more intensification and use of available technologies, I estimate that yields could increase by fourfold in some of the farms I visited. “It was hard to find Extension recommendations on how to grow corn in Uganda, so we planted plots with different hybrids and fertilizer inputs so the participants could learn firsthand what worked for their area,” Ransom explains. “This experience really taught me the importance of having an effective Extension system and access to production information backed by reliable research.” Ransom adds, “The Sisters were some of the most attentive students I have ever taught, which made this assignment especially rewarding.” Perennial grassy weeds also are a serious constraint for small farmers in Uganda because weeding is done with hand hoes. Recently, the fall armyworm was introduced into Africa from the Americas and has grown into a serious pest. Because this pest has no natural enemies in Africa, no cold winter to reduce their numbers and no genetic resistance in their corn hybrids, it is taking a serious toll on the production of corn. Uganda has not yet passed laws allowing for the use of transgenic corn hybrids, so the farmers must rely on insecticides as their only means of control. Because applications of pesticides on small Ugandan farms are typically done with backpack sprayers worn by workers wearing limited protective clothing, trainings on the safe handling of pesticides are a major concern. This is Ransom’s fifth volunteer assignment with FTF. It is one of nearly 500 assignments that focus on improving approaches to local agriculture practices and expanding production of high-quality food crops and nutrition in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The FTF program has been in operation for nearly 30 years.


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2008 John Deere 8330, MFWD, cab, PowerShift, 4 SCV’s, 3-point, 540/1000 PTO, rear duals, 44 gpm hydraulic pump, 22 front weights, 2800# of weight in rear.......................................$99,000 2009 John Deere 7930 cab tractor, MFWD, rear duals, IVT transmission, 4 SCV’s, right hand reverser, front & rear weights, 2500 hours...............................................................................$120,000 2012 John Deere 7215R cab tractor, MFWD, rear duals, IVT transmission, 4 SCV’s, right hand reverser, front & rear weights, 1850 hours...............................................................................$140,000

3-2016 John Deere 569 net wrap and twine, 1000 PTO, flotation tires, hydraulic pickup, mega wide, approximately 6000 bales............... ....................................................................................$39,900 ea. 2013 John Deere 569 Premium net wrap & twine, 1000 PTO, flotation tires, MegaWide with hydraulic pickup, push bar, approximately 18,500 bales.....................................................................$35,500 2011 John Deere 568 net wrap & twine, 1000 PTO, flotation tires, MegaWide with hydraulic pickup, push bar, approximately 10,000 bales.................................................................................$28,900

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2015 John Deere L-340 3x4 baler, 7500 bales...................$115,000 2014 Massey Ferguson 2290 4x4 baler, 23,752 bales.......$106,000 2013 Massey Ferguson 2190 4x4 baler...............................$99,500 2011 Massey Ferguson 2190 4x4 baler, tandem axle, 41,503 bales. ...........................................................................................$68,500 2009 Massey Ferguson 1841 16”x18” baler..........................$21,500

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2008 John Deere 512 disc ripper, 5-shank, 12-ft. 6” working width, discs have about 100 acres use........................................$21,900 John Deere 330 30-ft. disc........................................................... Call John Deere 995 7 bottom plow with Sterling packer.............$13,900 2014 Parma 24-ft. cultipacker....................................................... Call

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1994 John Deere 7800, MFWD, 145 hp, cab, 3 selective control valves, loader, grapple, 7550 hours...............................................$51,500 2008 Brillion 25-ft. cultipacker...............................................$25,900 1999 John Deere 945 mower conditioner, 13.5-ft. with flail conditioner.....................................................................................$8500 John Deere 7700 combine, 224 header, 3500 hours, hydraulic driven, bat reel, hydrostatic drive, air conditioner, rear spreader......$5000 2015 Newhouse C-5000 square bale feeder.........................$45,900 2000 John Deere 566 round baler, twine only, 19,431 bales....$8900 John Deere 566 round baler, net & twine, 28,000 bales...........$8000 New Holland 1038 bale wagon.................................................$5000

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2015 New Holland 9.35 telehandler, 1000 hours..................$89,000 2011 Cat 420E backhoe, MFWD, extend-a-hoe, 3700 hours..$55,900 Jiffy 950 round and square bale processor, cradle feeder. Good shape.................................................................................$15,750 2008 Haybuster 2650 round bale processor, right hand discharge, manual deflector, chute......................................................$12,900 2006 Haybuster 2650 bale processor, right hand discharge, hydraulic deflector, standard PTO, 15.5L-15 tires.............................$12,900 2009 John Deere 946 13-ft. mower conditioner, Impeller conditioner, clevis hitch, hydraulic swing, hydraulic lift..........................$21,750 2013 New Holland HS14 header with mount and hydraulic pump for TV Series tractor, very clean..............................................$18,500 2011 Polaris Ranger 800XP, soft cab, winch, 6212 miles.......$7250 Ford 906 post hole digger, 3-point mount with 12” auger..........$1400 Shaver HD-10 post pounder, fixed mount on front of tractor, manual tilt and angle single SCV.......................................................$2250 New Higgobotham hay squeeze for John Deere 544 Series front end loaders...............................................................................$12,000 2009 Husqvarna YTH2454 riding mower, 54” deck, hydrostatic transmission, bagger, 218 hours..................................................$1800 Worksaver 6-ft. rear blade..........................................................$575 12-ft. pasture harrow....................................................................$900

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2017 John Deere W-235, 13-ft. 994 header, steel conditioner, 485 hours...............................................................................$139,900 2017 John Deere W-235, 13-ft. 994 header, Tri-Lobe conditioner....... ........................................................................................$137,500 2017 John Deere W-235, 13-ft. 994 header, steel conditioner, 610 hours...............................................................................$134,500 2-2016 John Deere W-235 900 hours, 13-ft. 994 header with steel conditioner................................................................$132,000 ea. 2014 John Deere W-235 716 hours, 13-ft. V10 steel conditioner........ ........................................................................................$129,900 2007 MacDon M200 16-ft. rotary header, button tires, steel conditioner, 1997 hours........................................................................$63,750 2015 New Holland 160 speedrower with 12-ft. header, rubber conditioner, 282 hours...............................................................$87,000 2014 New Holland 130 speedrower, 12-ft. header, urethane conditioner, 800 hours...............................................................$75,000 2009 New Holland 8040, 14-ft. header, rubber conditioner, 758 hours.................................................................................$55,700 2007 New Holland HW305, 12-ft. HS header with rubber conditioner, rolls replaced 2 years ago, 2397 hours.............................$39,900 1999 New Holland HW300, 12-ft. header, rubber conditioner, 2775 hours.................................................................................$26,500 2007 Massey-Ferguson 9635 with 15-ft. razor back header, 2150 hours.................................................................................$58,900

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms Water 4 bouillon cubes (beef or chicken) 2 cups milk 4 tablespoons butter, melted 4 tablespoons flour Put sliced mushrooms in medium sized saucepan. Add enough water to just cover the tops. Bring to boil; add bouillon & let dissolve. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter with the flour. Add milk to the mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Add the butter/flour mixture a little at a time, whisking in well each time. For a thinner soup, use less. For a thicker soup, use more. Bring back to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until it is as thick as you like!

Hearty Meatball Soup II

1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix 2 cups chopped carrot 4 cups water 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with juice 1 (14.5 ounce) can green beans, drained 3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth 1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables 1 pound ground beef 1 egg 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 pinch ground black pepper 1 cup uncooked alphabet pasta In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the onion soup mix, carrots and water and bring to a boil, cooking until carrots are tender. Add the tomatoes, green beans, chicken broth and mixed vegetables, and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and ground black pepper. Roll into tiny, bite size meatballs and add to the soup. Simmer for another 20 minutes, then add the pasta. Simmer for another 15 minutes, or until meatballs and pasta are fully cooked.

Cheese Bread

1 round loaf of sourdough bread, unsliced ½ pound of grated jack cheese (1, 8 ounce package) ½ yellow onion, cut into thin slivers ½ cup chopped parsley 4 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bread into diagonal slices, about 1 inch apart, stopping before you cut through the bottom of the loaf. Cut bread in the opposite direction in the same manner, creating diagonal shaped cubes, taking care not to cut through to the bottom. Carefully stuff the space in between each cube with cheese, onions and parsley, then drizzle with melted butter. Wrap in foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Unwrap the top of the loaf and bake for 15 minutes more, to crisp up the crust. Serve immediately.

Cheese & Pumpkin Stuffed Manicotti

1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 large egg yolks 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 jar (24 ounces) garlic spaghetti sauce, divided Preheat oven to 350°. Cook manicotti shells according to package directions for al dente. Drain. In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, pumpkin, Parmesan cheese, egg yolks and nutmeg. Spoon into manicotti. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with stuffed manicotti. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake, covered, 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.


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3V Distributing, Conrad MT ................................C28 Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .......................A18 Action Toys, Billings MT ........................................A5 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman MT ..............................................................B9 Ag Diesel Performance, Inc. Wood, Mike Great Falls MT .................................................................... C32 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls MT ....C36, C37 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls MT ...........A27 Ag Wise, Kremlin MT ..........................................A54 Agri-Tool & Supply (Perry Points) .......................C19 Bad Land Truck Sales, Glendive MT ...................C43 Basin Seed, LLC, Stanford MT ...........................C57 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank MT ................................B8 Ben Taylor, Valier & Shelby MT ...........................C47 Big Equipment Co., Havre MT ................... A37, C16 Big Horn Sainfoin Seed Co., Powell WY .............C26 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad MT ...........................C3 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn MT .A44 Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Shelby MT ..................... ...............................................A11, C19, C31, C55 Billings Farm & Ranch Supply, Billings MT A31, C55 Bouma Truck Sales, Choteau, Great Falls MT .. INSERT Brock Enterprises, Marion Jones, Rydelle Enterprises, Drummond MT .................................................C23 BTI Feeds, Cut Bank MT ....................................C47 Buckley Auction MT ............................................C51 Bull Mountain Fencing, Yoder, Dan, Roundup MT C34 Cahill Seeds, Scobey MT ...................................A48 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls MT ......A33 Chamley Pipe & Salvage, Williston ND...............A41 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula MT ......................B14 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ..........................C18 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks MT.....C17 Clearview Seed, Denton MT...............................C45 Corder & Associates, Fort Benton MT ................A57 Courtesy Ford, Conrad MT .................................A44 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston MT...................B16 Crazy Mountain Fabrication, Travis Klein, Big Timber MT ....................................................................C30 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank MT ...............................A48 David J Heine & Associates, Kalispell MT ............B4 DBL Sales & Service, Dave & Brock Linker, Coffee Creek MT .........................................................C27 Demolition Services, Nickol, Sam, Ledger MT ...C20 Dick Irvin Trucking, Shelby MT............................C18 Dietz Auto & Truck Salvage, Billings MT .............C22 Direct Ag Network, LLC Dan Thome, Billings MTA26

Index

Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond MT. ................................................................ A57, C23 Severinsen Irrigation, Fairfield MT ......................C32 Doane Western of Montana, Bozeman MT ........C58 JW Feeds, John Wolery, Chester MT .................B12 Shobe Auction & United Country Realty, Lewistown Dutch Openers ...................................................A40 Krogmann Mfg. .....................................................B4 MT ....................................................................C25 East Slope Kennel & Game Bird Farm, Conrad MTC23 Lee’s Trapworks, LTD, Swift Currant Canada ......C34 Shop Specialties, Valier MT .........................C4, C45 Empire Equipment, LLC, Canyon Creek.............A30 Lemken, T&T Farm Supply, Chester MT...............B6 Shortline Ag, Scobey MT............................. A2, C20 Equipment Connection, Columbia Falls MT ..C6, C7 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown MT ............. A54, C26 Signalness Farms, Watford City, ND ...................C21 Exchange Services, Inc, Whitefish MT ...............C52 Liphatech, Rozel ...................................................C2 Skierka Livestock Trucking, Pompeys Pillar MT ..C41 Farm Bureau Financial Services, Great Falls MT .B4 M & W Machine, Three Forks MT .........................B2 Sod Buster Sales, Polson MT ....................C20, C42 First State Bank, Shelby MT ...............................A60 Maxwell Lumber, Lewistown MT .........................C33 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ..............C41 Fisher Metal Products, Fort Benton MT..............A16 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls MT .........A28 Steel Etc, Great Falls MT...................................C39 Fisher Truck & Equipment, Scobey MT...............C16 Meridian Seeds, Casselton ND ............................C2 Stock Drive Trailer Sales, Dillon MT ......................C1 Flaman Sales & Rental, Power MT ............ A42, C55 Mohrlang Fabrications, Brush CO ......................C35 Stokes Fencing, Conrad MT ...............................A28 Fort Benton Realty, Fort Benton MT ...................C24 Montana Holster & Shoulder Rig, Norm Schertenlieb Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad MT .......A14 Fraser’s Oil Inc., Inverness MT ...........................C12 MT ....................................................................C17 Super SmartRooms/Superform ICF, Jerry Gangstad, Frieling’s Agricultural Equipment, Great Falls MT ..... Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Helena MT ..........C52 Avon MT ..................................................C29, C58 .........................................A9, A47, C13, C29, C49 Montana Metal Fabrications, Great Falls MT ......A60 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls MT ................A2 Frontline Ag Solutions Dillon, Dillon MT .............A59 Montana Post Driver, Gold Creek MT ........ A41, C22 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester MT ............ B6, B7 Frontline Ag Solutions, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Montana Shed Center, Great Falls MT .................B1 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby MT ............................C47 Dillon, Lewistown, Havre, Chester, Great Falls, Montana Specialty Mills, LLC, Great Falls MT ......A4 That Guys Fab Shop, Havre MT .........................C41 Belgrade, Livingston MT ........ A49, A50, A51, C44 Moore Technology, Bozeman MT........................A29 The Gear House, Helena MT .............................A27 Fuson Excavation & Trucking, Conrad MT ..........A40 Motor Power, Great Falls MT ..............................C50 Three Forks Lumber & Ready Mix, Three Forks MT Gateway Arch & Fence, Wayne Thiem, Bozeman Mountain Equipment, Belgrade MT ....................B15 .........................................................................C59 MT ....................................................................C58 Mountain View Metal Works, Wilsall MT .............C35 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester MT.............................A46 Gerber’s, Great Falls MT ....................................C48 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville MT ..C30 Tilleman Equipment Company, Havre MT .....C4, C5 Golden Harvest Seeds, Big Sandy MT ...............A45 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup MT......C51 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange MT ................................C2 Golden Triangle Seeds, Rudyard MT ..................C33 MVI, Great Falls MT..............................................A6 Torgerson’s, Ethridge, Great Falls, Lewistown, Havre, Great Falls Fence, Great Falls MT ......................C14 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade MT .............C60 Denton, Billings MT .........................A10, C38, C56 Greyn Fertilizer, Choteau, Dutton, Valier MT ......C53 New Homes of the Future, Billings MT .................B6 Townsend Seeds, Inc, Townsend MT ....................C1 Havre Ford, Havre MT ........................................A23 North Star Equipment, John Myers, Simms MT .A56 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield MT ............. A43, C15 Heart Mountain Farm Supply, Powell WY ...........B10 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank MT ........................A21 Trendline Vermeer Sales, Baker MT ...................B16 Heartland Seed Company, Moccasin MT ...........C25 Northern Ford, Cut Bank MT ..............................A21 Tri County Implement, Sidney MT.......................B11 Hedman, Inc, Brett Hedman, Grass Range MT ....B3 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls MT ..................C24 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton MT..................C54 Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply, East Helena MT..B17 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point MT........C59 Triple T Sales, Chinook MT ............................C8, C9 Henke Enterprises, SprayFlex & Big Dog Mowers, Northwest Plastics, Libby MT .............................A22 TT&E Inc, Victor MT ...........................................C40 Chester MT .....................................................A44 Ole Warren & Sons, Hingham MT ......................B10 Van Motors, Conrad MT......................................A55 Hensley Hay & Grain, Toston MT ........................C21 Ophus Auction, Big Sandy MT .............................B2 VanDyke Trucking, Conrad MT .............................A4 Heritage Timber, Bonner MT ..............................C38 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton MT .........C18 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester MT ...................A17 Highline Communications, Cut Bank MT ............B12 Powerhouse Equipment, Floweree MT ...............C34 WEEDit, Big Equipment, Dave Chinadle, Havre MT .........................................................................C16 Hodgskiss Seed, Choteau MT ............................C43 Precision Truck & Trailer, Havre MT ....................C57 Hoven Equipment Co., Great Falls MTB18, B19, B20 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula MT ....A36 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad MT ........................A60 Huggy Bear’s Consignment, Cut Bank MT ...........B5 Pure Bliss Cycle Sales, Conrad MT ...................C33 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula MT ...A15 Iron Horse Express, Coffee Creek MT..................B2 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser MT ............B16 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger MT ..................B16 J Bar T Bins & Steel Buildings, Jeremiah Johnson & Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell MT..........B13 Wild Horse Seed, Havre MT ...............................A16 Thad, Chester MT ............................................B13 Rockwell Scales, Simms MT ..............................A34 World Equipment, Idaho Falls, ID .......................C27 Jamieson Motors, Inc., Chinook MT .......... A43, C15 Roger Rader, Inc, Sun River MT.........................A26 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade MT ................C14 Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte MT.................A24 Rozel, Liphatech ...................................................C2 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow MT ..........................C10, C11 Zomer Truck, Conrad MT ........................... A52, A53


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Alan & Cindy Otto - Inventory Reduction Auction Saturday, May 5th, Havre, MT We will take good clean consignments for this auction Featured Items Include: John Deere 4840 tractor, John Deere 4630 tractor, Cat 950 loader with new tires, 1997 Ford single axle dump truck with 4 yard gravel box, 3-John Deere 535 round balers, 1981 Cat 130 G road grader, Haybuster 256 bale processor, 1989 Lund 18-ft. boat.

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Impact of herbicide overuse on insect pests and their natural enemies in no-till farming

By Anamika Sharma, Gadi V.P. Reddy, Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Montana State University, Conrad, MT; and Prashant Jha, Southern Agricultural Research Center, Montana State University, Huntley, MT crop, causing an outbreak of the insect pest. No-till farming is common in dryland Such as, an abrupt increase in the population production systems in the Golden Triangle of Lygus bugs due to eradication of host area of Montana and is greatly recognized weed plants (e.g., removal of Russian thistle for improved soil moisture conservation, and alfalfa close to the fields of peas and crop productivity, and improved soil health. lentils). On the other hand, the level of harm However, this system often requires greater posed by herbicides to predatory insects can use of herbicides to control weeds. Most vary by insect species and their life stages common weeds in this area include: peren(eggs, larvae, or adults). Several carabids nial sowthistle, western salsify, shepherd’s and various species of ladybird beetles are purse, field pennycress, common lambsquarreported to be negatively affected by certain ters, kochia, Russian thistle, bindweed, wild herbicides. Insect parasitoids, another group buckwheat, wild oat, downy brome, and Perof beneficiary insects, can also be affected by sian darnel. Glyphosate (Roundup), dicamba certain herbicides and the major impact of (Banvel/Clarity), fluroxypyr (Starane), 2,4herbicide application is often on adult insect D, sulfonylurea (SU, and pinoxaden (Axial) emergence. Further, bees, another group of are the most commonly used herbicides for beneficiary insects, plays an important role as weed control in this region. In Montana, pollinators. Herbicides and other pesticides, herbicide resistance to one or more of the such as insecticides, fungicides and acariherbicide groups have been confirmed in cides used in farms were detected in honey kochia, wild oat, Persian darnel, Russian and wax collected from the foraging bees in thistle, and downy brome populations in the a study done in Nebraska by Johnson et al. predominantly no-till, agronomic production (2010). These pesticides and herbicides can fields. Glyphosate and dicamba multiplealso influence the soil micro-fauna includresistant kochia is an increasing concern for ing soil insects, other arthropods and both growers in this region. predatory and phytophagous nematodes. Herbicides are the most commonly apMoreover, other than above-mentioned diplied pesticides in agro-ecosystems, and rect and indirect impacts of herbicides on their overuse may pose significant adverse insects, added factors also need to be taken impacts on beneficial insects and environunder consideration while understanding ment. Nevertheless, the use of herbicides has the specific association of herbicide–weed– increased many folds in last two decades. insect. If used properly and perceptively, Other than killing unwanted plants (weeds), herbicides can be used to aid the beneficial herbicides pose unintended consequences of insects which act as biological control agents injuring non-target plants. Herbicide drift to control weeds. Further, some common as spray-particle drift or vapor drift and entomopathogenic fungi (Metarhizium and herbicide-contaminated soil are major causes Beauveria sp.) used against several major of injury to non-target plants. Farmers are insect pests are found to be compatible with also concerned about the herbicide carryover. commonly used herbicides. This may happen due to soil-residual activity In the Golden Triangle area of Montana, of some herbicides used for weed control spring wheat and winter wheat are the major in agronomic crops. Injury due to residual cereal crops grown under no-till dryland herbicides can also be responsible for drastic production. Wheat stem sawfly, wireworms crop yield losses, such as in canola crop due and wheat midge are the major pests of to 2,4-D, or in pulse crops due to carryover wheat in this region and are known to cause of certain Group 2 sulfonylurea herbicides economically-significant crop yield losses. applied in wheat. Stunting, malformation and The control of both these insect pests has chlorosis are some of the symptoms in crop been challenging. Insecticides and natural plants that may be associated with herbicide enemies both are less effective to control carryover. Another source of crop injuries both these pests. Two parasitoids (Bracon could be the presence of herbicide residues cephi and Brocon lissogaster) are known in manure, compost, or hay. Contaminated to attack wheat stem sawfly populations in manure produced by animals fed on the wheat and some carabids and entomopathoherbicide-treated hay can be a potential genic fungi can work as potential microbial concern for gardeners and organic producers. insecticide for wireworms. Having known Common understanding exists among several aspects of association of these insect farmers regarding the above-mentioned conpests, their natural enemies and host plants, cerns, but impact of herbicides on pest and very little is known about the association beneficial insects is a less demonstrated, and of these biotic elements in herbicidehence, is a less communicated subject. Assodominated, no-till farming systems. One ciation of herbicides with insects is complex greenhouse study done in 1967 by Gall and and reported to influence various guilds of Dogger, revealed that 2, 4-D has an effect insects in a diverse manner. Herbicides can on larvae of the wheat stem sawfly, while be directly toxic to insects or can affect them adults were unaffected and eggs appeared to indirectly by destroying food supplies and be slightly affected. However, these results can have both indirect and direct effects are confined to indoor studies and there has on pest and beneficial insect populations not been any field study to validate those in agricultural communities. The insects findings. Similarly, association of herbicides before attacking the crop plants can stay on with other insects in our no-till cropping weeds (alternate host) and removal of these system is also unknown, such as other minor weeds either can eradicate insect pests or pests of wheat, e.g., wheat head armyworm, can expose the crop pest for greater levels of wheat midge, and pests of other important damage. Direct exposure to certain toxic hercrops in this area including pea weevil and bicides can be harmful for beneficial insects pea leaf weevil on peas and flea beetle and and can decrease their population in the field. cabbage seedpod weevil on canola. We also On the other hand, it can also influence the do not know the impact of commonly used parasitoids feeding on the nectar from flowherbicides on natural enemies of these main ers of certain weeds. In some instances, the insect pests of crops grown in the Golden pest can shift their host plants from the weed Triangle area of Montana. to the crop and that can be harmful for the CONTINUED ON PAGE B4


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Impact of herbicide overuse on insect pests and their natural enemies in no-till farming CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2

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With what little we know about this association, some approaches can be analyzed and then applied in our area. In no-till cropping systems, trap crops or cover crops can be used to harbor ants and termites; hence, warding the direct damage done by these insects to the main crop. Nevertheless, this complex relationship needs better understanding to arrive to ecologically-friendly approaches, such as using mustard species as a trap crop surrounding wheat fields, where cutworm population is higher. The trap crop can be grown to lure pests away from the cash crop until the larvae mature and feed on the trap crop. Then, they can be treated with an insecticide in a localized area rather than treating the entire field. Sometimes, weeds also harbor the predatory insects as their alternative host plant e.g., ladybird beetles and shield bugs. By avoiding overuse of herbicides in the fallow periods in no-till fields, these predatory and beneficial soil insect fauna can be improved. Alternatively, soil covering with cover crops during the fallow periods or between cash crops can aid in suppressing weeds and insect pests through allelopathic mechanisms; hence, reducing

the overuse of herbicides or insecticides and enhancing biodiversity and productivity of no-till farming systems of this region. Essentially, chances of overusing the herbicides are obvious and enticing when it comes to getting good yield and seeking an economical way to control weeds, but herbicide use should be well thought, in terms of its effect on several ecological components, such as beneficial insects. Observation and scouting to analyze the residual effect of herbicides on insect survival can help us to understand this association. At present, several aspects of this association are vague and undetermined, but wise and judicious use of herbicides is critical. The lack of information exists on the potential influence of herbicides more commonly used in no-till farming systems on insect pests and their natural enemies, which is unsettling. Assessing direct impacts and host-plantmediated indirect impacts of commonly used herbicides on the soil fauna will be inevitable in near future. Nevertheless, judicious use of herbicides will help us to reduce their adverse impacts on environment and ecological components.

Absolutely Incredible Kids Day

Date When Celebrated: in March, date varies Sure, your kid is pretty good. But, my kid is absolutely incredible! As a matter of fact, all of my kids are absolutely incredible. As a parent, I am going to take full advantage of being the author of this page to exercise my bragging rights, and to let you know that my kids are absolutely incredible. (Wow! That felt pretty good.) If the paragraph above doesn’t give you a good impression of the meaning and purpose of this day, then you probably don’t have kids...yet. When those offspring do arrive, you will most certainly use this special day to profess how incredible your kids are. Amazingly, tomorrow

they go back to being brats. Did you Know? “Kids” are baby goats. Does that mean this day is really about incredible goats!? .......Nah! Celebrate today by letting your kids know how good they are, and how much you love them. Origin of “Absolutely Incredible Kids Day”: Campfire USA created this day as a day in 1997, to show kids they are loved and cared for. Among other things, they suggest you write a letter to your kid today. It used to be held on the third Thursday in March. Now, it seems to vary.


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NEW ITEMS

24-ft. pipe panels. Tag# Joe 0318..................................................................$350 New Wacker Neuson skid steer loader and other construction equipment available. 1993 New Holland 499 12-ft. pull type haybine. SN 539811. Tag #JohnDR0318. ..............................................................................................................$6000 1999 Ford F350 pickup with flatbed and 5th wheel ball, 4x4. Tag #BrokenP0318 ..............................................................................................................$6500 2013 John Deere S690 combine, 1000 engine hours, 995 separator hours, Premier chopper. Tag #Grant0318. MacDon D60 45-ft. header to fit S690 combine. Tag #Grant0318. 1995 Concord 4012 40-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing with 3400 air cart, 5” carbide tips, good condition. Tag #RonH0318.................................................$29,000 Melroe 36-ft. plow with 1 1/4” shanks. Tag #JoeK0318.................................$4500 2007 New Holland SF216 sprayer with 80-ft. booms, 1600 gallon tank, windscreens. Tag #Dale0318.....................................................................$15,000 2000 Vermeer 505L round baler, double twine tie, only 554 bales, kicker ramps make a nice 1400# bale. Tag #PaulK0318............................. Price pending. 2000 John Deere 9650 combine, conventional machine. Tag #RickW0318. Haybuster 1130 tub grinder. Tag #BrockT0318........................................$70,000 1948 John Deere Model B tractor. Tag # DaveM0318. New Holland BR780 round baler, twine tie, less than 5000 bales. Tag #GaryC0318. XL2410 skid steer mounted snowblower used very little. Tag #GaryC0318. 2010 Chevrolet 2500 HD Duramax pickup, 125,000 miles, automatic, quad cab, long box. Tag #RichT0318..................................................................$29,000 Case RB562 round baler, net wrap, 6500 bales. Tag #Jaym0318...............$8500 Kubota M135GX FWD tractor, 135 hp, 3-point, dual PTO, 1290 hours. Tag #Jaym0318.........................................................................................$53,000 John Deere 360 36-ft. swinger disc. Tag #BC0318. 2-35-ft. pickup reels. Tag #BC0318. MacDon 24-ft. reel. Tag #BC0318. H&S F-18-20 flex frame rake. Tag #BC0318. 2007 New Holland SF216 sprayer, 80-ft. booms, wind screens, rinse tank, mixer tank, 1600 gallon tank, double nozzles. Tag #Dale0318.....................$15,000

MOWERS & MISC. HAY TOOLS

NEW H&S 1460 14-ft. wheel rake. Tag #Hug0617....................................$19,500 Woods 6-ft. 3-point rotary mower. Tag #BrokenP90117................................$650 Farmhand 8-bale clamp. Tag #TomS0617...................................................$1500 Windrow fluffer. Tag #TL0816 John Deere 503 rotary mower with 2 extra blades. Tag #Rusty0617............$800

SPRAYERS & SPREADERS

Melroe 210 Spra-Coupe 125 gal. tank, 31.5x13.5 tires. Tag #BrokenP0117...$6500 Flexi-Coil 67XL 130-ft. field sprayer, windscreens, 1500 gallon tank, auxiliary tank, double TeeJet nozzles. Tag #Ruth0916....................................... $10,500 Valmar 320 Fargo spreader mounted on 54 harrow cart, good shape. Tag #JackW0417..........................................................................................$5000 Flexi-Coil 65 80-ft. pull type sprayer with single nozzle, 1000 gallon tank, windscreens. Tag #JackW0417.....................................................................$5000 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 #JackW0417...............................................$300 Summers 60-ft. sprayer mounted on pickup. Sprayer has triple nozzles, 8 hp Honda motor. Tag #JackW0417................................................................ Call Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer with 120-ft. single boom, 1500 gallon main tank, inductor tank, 500 gallon auxiliary tank and wash tank, windscreens and double nozzles. Tag #Ruth0417.....................................................................$15,000 Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer, 100-ft. booms, double nozzles. Tag #HerbK0516 1982 Valmar 240 granular applicator, hydraulic drive, mounted on homemade cart. Tag #HerbK0916

2WD & 4WD TRACTORS

2008 Case Puma 180 trailer with L770 loader, bucket and grapple, 3-point, 540 PTO, 2289 hours. Tag #Wayne1017...................................................$88,000 1979 Massey-Ferguson 2745 2WD tractor with 11.00x16 front tires, 18.4x38 rear tires. Tag #DBK1117......................................................................$9500 1999 White 6710, 101 PTO horsepower with loader, 3-point, FWD, 540 PTO, FWD grapple, 6000 hours, box scraper. Tag #Kerry1017...................$35,000 International 444 2WD tractor, loader, 3-point, 38 HP, 540 PTO, 1976 hours. Tag #Wayne1017.........................................................................................$7500 Allis-Chalmers 170 gas tractor with 460 loader, 3-point, 540 PTO, cab, 1939 hours. Tag #ArleeJ0817.........................................................................$9500 John Deerre 5010 tractor, 1000 PTO, 2 sets of remotes. Tag #JackW0417..$7000 1993 Versatile 876 (blue) tractor, 20.8x38 duals, weights, manual transmission, only 2438 hours, tractor is immaculate. Tag #JackW0417..................$45,000 International W9 tractor, 540 PTO, gas, Koyker loader, great auger tractor. Tag #JackW0417.........................................................................................$3500 International 656 gas tractor, 540 PTO, no 3-point, 741 loader, 5302 hours, needs seat. Tag #D&B0417...................................................................$5000 Versatile 800 tractor with 18.4x38 tires, (2 new tires), manual transmission, 5953 hours. Tag #JackW0417............................................................$10,000 Case IH Steiger 9380 tractor, powershift, 10,000 hours. Good shape and field ready. Tag #BirchCreek0516..............................................................$65,000 John Deere 8640 tractor, 1000 PTO, new tire. Tag #LyleF0316 2015 Case IH Max125 tractor with L765 loader, 3-point, 787 hours, dual PTO. Tag #MVE1117..................................................................................$97,000 2015 Case IH Puma 165 tractor with WL765 loader and grapple, 748 hours. Tag #1117...............................................................................................$124,000 Case David Brown 1200 3-point, 540 PTO, new 18.4x30 rear tires and a power draw bar, 3092 hours. Tag #RodB1017.................................................$6500 John Deere 4520 tractor with loader. Tag #GaryS0917. John Deere 2240 tractor with 3-point. Tag #GaryS0917. 1983 Versatile 1150 4WD tractor, 1150 KT engine, 30.5Lx32 tires 60-70%, set up to pull air seeder. Tag #Russ0617.................................................$45,000 Case 4690 4WD tractor, fairly new engine repair, transmission problem. Tag #FredV0816 1975 John Deere 4630 FWA tractor, 150 hp, 3-pt., 1000 PTO, 2 remotes, 20.8x38 duals, 9000 hours, 158 loader. Tag #Aron0316....................$19,500 Case IH Puma 180 FWD tractor with loader and grapple. Tag #WayneS1117...... ...........................................................................................................$80,000 Belarus 822 FWD tractor, 81 PTO hp, 690 Leon loader, 3-point, 540 PTO, 5021 hours. Tag #BenD0417.......................................................................$10,000 Case 2870 4WD tractor, 219 HP drawbar horse power, new tires, only 6600 hours. Tag #BrianB1217...............................................................................$18,000 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

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1996 Dodge 2500 fuel pickup. Tag#Brent0717............................................$5000 1984 1-ton service pickup, 200 gallon fuel tank, 2WD, 4-speed manual transmission, 103,000 miles. Tag #JackW0417..................................................$4000 1976 Chevrolet C20 4WD pickup, 350 engine, automatic transmission, 94,000 miles. Tag #BobC0617..........................................................................$2500 1981 Ford F250 2WD pickup with service box. Tag #Ruth0617..................$1500 2000 Ford F350 pickup, Stahl service box. Tag #JasonA0916...................... $7500 Mitsubishi 350 mini pickup truck. Tag #BrokenP0117................................$4000

TUB GRINDERS & PROCESSORS

Vermeer BPX 9000 bale processor, round and square bales. Tag #KlintS1017... ................................................................................................Price Pending Supreme 900T vertical mixer, reconditioned. Tag #PostEq0617..............$44,000 2011 Supreme 700T twin screw mixer wagon, has gone through shop. Tag #PostEq0617......................................................................................$29,000

AIR SEEDERS & DRILLS

Concord 6012 3 rank air seeder with Fargo 3350 stainless steel air cart. Tag #DBK1117..........................................................................................$25,000 John Deere 1590 14-ft. grass drill, 7” spacing, grass, grain and fertilizer boxes. Tag #Sam1017. Flexi-Coil 5000 52-ft. 9” spacing air drill with 2320 tow behind air cart, updated loading auger. Tag #JackW0417.........................................................$27,000 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air seeder, 9” spacing, 31/2” steel packers with 2320 tow between tank. Tag #DaveH0617..................................................$29,000 Case IH Concord 6012 ATX 60-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing, ADX 3360 tow between tank. Tag #BirchCreek0516......................................................$75,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 60-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing, 3450 tow behind tank, variable rate, double shoot. Tag #ArtH0516.....................................................$49,000 Case IH Concord 5010 50-ft. air seeder, 10” spacing, 3400 2-compartment tank, single shoot. Tag #Kyle0616...............................................................$35,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 91/2” spacing, double shoot, 1720 tow behind tank. Tag #ArtH0516...................................................................................$45,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 2320 tow between tank. Field ready. Tag #BirchCreek0516........................................................................$38,000 Haybuster 32-ft. drills, for parts. Tag #Russ0516........................................$5000 Hay Buster 40-ft. no-till drill, 12” spacing. Tag #Russ0514.......................$15,000 2-John Deere 9450 12-ft. 12” spacing drills, fertilizer box, one has a grass seeder. Tag #0517...................................................................................$2500 ea. Victory 35-ft. air seeder, 14” spacing with 5” spreader (actually will spread 7” spacing), 2320 tow behind tank with auxiliary 3rd tank, rubber packers. Can be either single or double shoot. Tag #Rick0416....................................... $18,500 John Deere 10” spacing drill with fertilizer. Tag #JackW0417. 2-John Deere LZB 10” spacing drills with steel packers. Tag #JackW0417...$1000 3-John Deere LZB 8-ft. 12” spacing drills. Tag #JackW0417........................$900

ROUND & SQUARE BALERS

2014 John Deere 569 round baler, Mega Wide pickup, net wrap. Tag #Sam1017. New Holland 644 round baler. Tag #Fred0717............................................$5000 1991 Hesston 550 twine wrap round baler, new tires, new belts, field ready. Tag #BobD0717...........................................................................................$4500 New Holland 660 twine wrap baler, new belts. Tag #NorthStar0516..........$6000 New Holland 664 round baler, twine wrap, Bale Command. Good shape. Tag #JasonA0916................................................................................................ $5500 (2) Massey Ferguson 12 balers. As is. Tag #PatH0217................................ $2000 Krone 3x3x8 baler. Only 11,000 bales have been through it. Tag #GaryS1217..... ...........................................................................................................$24,000

TRAILERS

Eddie Bauer gooseneck trailer with new brakes, new LED lights. Tag #DBK1117.............................................................................................$4800 Mirage 32-ft. triple axle gooseneck, 21,000# GVW, extra storage above gooseneck. Tag #Kerry1017............................................................................$6500 Lufkin 48-ft. double drop trailer. Tag #RianC1017....................................$17,000 1984 Load Master belly dump gravel trailer, 60,000 GVW. Tag #RianC1017....... ...........................................................................................................$12,000 2006 PJ 24-ft. gooseneck trailer, 7000 lb. axles. Tag #Pack0617.................$7500 1998 PJ 24-ft. gooseneck trailer, 7500 lb. axles, tie down straps. Tag #Pack0617. ..............................................................................................................$7500 2012 Cross Country belly dump trailer. Tag#Brent0717..........................$36,000 2013 Cross Country belly dump trailer. Tag#Brent0717..........................$38,000 35-ton lowboy trailer. Tag #Pack0617........................................................$12,500 20-ft. 4-horse bumper pull trailer. Tag #D&B0417........................................$6000 PJ tilt trailer. Tag#Brent0717........................................................................$6000 Star 36-ft. tandem axle grain trailer. Tag #Kyle0616.................................$12,000 Star 48-ft. grain trailer. Tag #Kyle0616......................................................$20,000 1992 Twanco trailer. Tag#Brent0717........................................................$17,500 Star 51-ft. grain trailer, 3 axles, 11R22.5 tires, Shur-Lok tarp. Tag #Kyle0316 Star 45-ft. trailer, tandem axle, 10.00x22 tires, Shur-Lok tarp. Tag #Kyle03 1979 Cook 40-ft. belly dump gravel trailer, single gate, completely rebuilt. Tag #Pack0716.........................................................................................$17,500

PLOWS

John Deere 610 30-ft. plow with Degelman harrows, 11/4” shanks. Tag #JackW0417.........................................................................................$4500 Melroe 501 42-ft. plow, 1” shanks. Tag #DaveT0916 Gysler 30-ft. plow. Tag #JeffH0617..............................................................$3000 Gysler 36-ft. plow with Degelman mounted harrows and rod weeder. Tag #GaryS0117..........................................................................................$5000 Gysler 32-ft. plow. Tag #Russ0516..............................................................$2500 Edwards 18-ft. plow, Morris mounted harrow. Tag #MonteF0812................$1600 Massey-Ferguson 880 8-bottom moldboard plow in excellent condition. Tag #Hug0916............................................................................................... $6500 Melroe 33-ft. plow, no wing lift cylinders, Flexi-Coil mounted harrows. Tag #GeraldB0117...............................................................................................$4500 Melroe 30-ft. plow. Tag #GaryS0117...........................................................$4000 Graham-Hoeme 15-ft. plow, good shanks with shovels, needs depth cylinder. Tag #GuyM0617....................................................................................$1500 Gysler 40-ft. plow. Tag #Russ0516..............................................................$4500 Gysler 36-ft. plow. Tag #JoeF0117................................................................ $5000 John Deere 5-bottom pull-type moldboard plow. Tag #DanG1217.............$2500 John Deere 5-bottom pull-type plow with 16” shears. Tag #DanG1217......$2500

TRUCKS

International 4900 truck with Mohrlang 480 mixer. Tag #BrokenP1217....$15,000 GMC 7000 truck with 1500 gallon tank, 16-ft. flatbed, 5-speed manual, 114,363 miles. Tag #JackW0417.........................................................................$7000 1989 GMC 7000 gravel truck, 5 speed/2speed, 47,116 miles. Tag #BrokenP0117..............................................................................................$8500 1970 Ford LN600 truck with 18-ft. box and hoist, ShurLok tarp, 4&2 speed, 83,500 miles. Tag #JackW0417.............................................................$9500 1991 Ford F700 truck with 24-ft. van body with tail lift, 427 gas engine, new radiator, 247,727 miles. Tag #D&B0417................................................$6000 1994 Ford LT900W truck. Tag#Brent0717................................................$22,000 1994 Ford 700 24-ft. van truck. Tag #Brent0717.........................................$6000 1952 rockpicking truck with 12-ft. box and hoist. Tag #JackW0417..............$1500 1989 Ford F600 truck (less box or tank). Tag #Paul0817............................$2500 1987 GMC truck with 427 gas engine, 24-ft. van body with tail lift. Tag #D&B0417. Chevrolet 60 truck with box and cattle rack, 4&2 speed transmission, 68,290 miles. Tag #D&B0417............................................................................$2000 Ford LN700 truck, red and white, 18-ft. box and hoist, ShurLok tarp, 5&2 speed transmission, 88,354 miles, nice, nice truck. Tag #JackW0417..........$11,000 1994 Top Kick truck with 18-ft. van box, 6-speed trans. Tag #D&B0417.....$8000 1994 Ford LT9000 dump truck. Tag#Brent0717.......................................$36,000 1999 Kenworth W900 truck. Tag#Brent0717...........................................$26,000 1983 International 1724 2-ton truck with 18-ft. flatbed with tailgate hoist. Tag #BrokenP0117......................................................................................$5500

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Flexi-Coil 340 40-ft. plow. Tag #ArtHanson0218........................................ $11,500 Flexi-Coil 39-ft. air seeder, 9” spacing, single shoot, steel packers, 2320 tow behind air tank. Tag #JoshB0218............................................................. $25,000 Versatile 2000 42-ft drills on transport hitch, 12” spacing. Packers have been recapped. Tag #GaryS0218..................................................................$6500 Tailgate auger. Tag #GaryS0217..................................................................$1100 2008 Vermeer BR8000 bale processor. Tag #JackH0218.......................... $12,000 2001 John Deere 4890 windrower with 16-ft double sickle header, 1700 cutting hours. Tag #Harvey0218...................................................................... $42,000 New Fair bale processors & snowblowers. see Huggy Bear 2004 Ford f250 pickup, engine is out, shortbox, flatbed. Tag#HL0218.......$1500 Morris 4-drill hitch, may fit John Deere drills. Tag #JohnP0218.................... $1900 Cat D4 dozer, pull start Pony motor. Tag #MarvinC0218............................... $6000 2-Massey Ferguson 12 hay baler. As Is. Tag #PatH0218............................. $2000 1986 crew cab pickup with flatbed & toolbox. Tag #ANF0218....................... $4500 Versatile 500 4WD tractor with 1000 PRO. It has a leaky head gasket. Tag #GaryS0218........................................................................................... $4500 25-ft air reel for John Deere 925 header. Tag #JohnP0218 30-ft air reel for John Deere 930 header. Tag #JohnP0218 John Deere D60 45-ft header. Tag #Grant0218 16-ft x 6 wide horse trailer. Tag #VicC0218...................................................... $650 1993 Titan 24-ft gooseneck trailer. Tag #VicC0218....................................... $4500 W-W horse trailer. Tag #VicC0218................................................................. $1500 Pony tandem axle trailer. Tag #VicC0218...................................................... $1500 Wilray 18-ft gooseneck trailer. Tag #VicC0218.............................................. $3000 Trailer frame, no decking. Tag #VicC0218........................................................ $700 2004 Dodge 3500 dually with gas engine. Tag #VicC0218........................ $13,000 24-ft tandem dually trailer. Tag #VicC0218.................................................... $5500 1977 Chevrolet 30 camper van. Tag #VicC0218........................................... $2000 Loading chute. Tag#VicC0218....................................................................... $1000 John Deere ground drive manure spreader. Tag #VicC0218.......................... $750 Chevrolet Yukon 4x4. Tag #VicC0218........................................................... $1000 2004 Dodge 2500 with flatbed. Tag #VicC0218............................................ $2000 2000 Kia 4wd. Tag #VicC0218....................................................................... $1500

GRAIN AUGERS

Harvest International H1372 13”x72-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #Jess0917..... ...........................................................................................................$17,000 Westfield MK100 10”x61-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #GaryS0917...........$3900 Wesco 1310 10”x70-ft. swing away grain, hydraulic drive. Tag #Ruth0417..$3500 Feterl 7”x27-ft. grain auger with Wisconsin engine. Tag #JackW0417...........$950 Batco 18”x45-ft. elevator, 15 hp 3 phase motor, drive-over conveyor. Tag #ChuckC0816.......................................................................................$7500

BACKHOES, LOADERS, SKID STEERS GRADERS, CRAWLERS & EXCAVATORS

Grizzly 3-pt. backhoe. Tag #ANF1017.........................................................$3500 2011 Marv Haugen broom. Tag #Brent0717...............................................$4000 2012 Marv Haugen 76 tiller. Tag#Brent0717...............................................$4500 2012 Marv Haugen land plane. Tag#Brent0717..........................................$3500 Cat 650H dozer/crawler. Tag#Brent0717..................................................$46,000 2015 Hitachi 50G mini excavator. Tag#Brent0717...................................$79,000 2016 New Wacker Neuson ST track skid steer loader. Tag #LarryB0617. John Deere 50 3-pt. backhoe. Tag #Dan1216.............................................$2500 Melroe 811 skidsteer mounted backhoe. Tag #KenBert0916........................ $6500 NEW!! Danuser 48” pallet fork for skidsteer loader. Tag #Hug0516..............$890 Case 850 crawler/dozer, 10-ft. dozer blade, bucket. Tag #BrokenP0117....$15,000 Badger Hopto trailer mounted backhoe. Tag #Hug1017............................$1500 2016 New Wacker Neuson WL34 wheel loader. Tag #LarryB0617. 2) Allis Chalmers graders. Tag #Jess0717.............................$6000 for the pair Case W36 wheel loader, 550 hours on replacment engine, 2814 hours, new paint, excellent shape. Tag #DanG1217.......................................................$38,000

MISCELLANEOUS

Shaver HD 10 3-point mount post pounder. Tag #TedH1217......................$3500 R&L 600 grain cart, 600 bushel tank with fire retardant kit, augers are good. Tag #Randy1117.......................................................................................$13,000 Techno-Paul portable squeeze chute with AgTronic scale with 5 panels. Tag #TonyS0617. Minn-Kota high lift rock picker, hydraulic drive. Tag #JackW0417...............$1500 Tulsa 12-ft. flat bed with tail roll and winch. Tag #JackW0417.......................$750 Snow blower for John Deere 304.................................................................$7000 John Deere HH80 hammer. Tag #Brent0717..............................................$9500 2012 John Deere drum roller. Tag #Brent0717...........................................$9000 2012 John Deere 73” sheepsfoot roller. Tag #Brent0717............................$8000 2012 Marv Haugen trencher. Tag #Brent0717............................................$5700 NEW pasture harrows. Tag #Hug0516...................................... $199 per section NEW pasture harrows. Tag #Hug0516...................................... $199 per section New Holland 144 windrow inverter. Tag #BlakeS1117................................$3000 Ag Rain 3570 Big Reel, 4” plastic hose, sprinkler head. Tag #JimH1117...$8500 NEW Airway 30-ft. aerator. Tag #RickW1017...........................................$50,000 Airway 20-ft. aerator. Tag #RickW1017....................................................$33,000 NEW Spraylift hydraulic jack for high clearance sprayers. Tag# Hug1017.... $1700 Frigidaire stainless steel refrigerator. Tag #Terra1017..................................$500 Stainless steel dishwasher. Tag #Terra1017..................................................$300 Magic Chef microwave oven. Tag #Terra1017...............................................$250 2012 Dodge pickup bumper. Tag #DickG1017..............................................$450 Hutchinson 35-ft. belt conveyor. Tag #Jess0917.....................................$17,000 3-point snowblower for Allis-Chalmers 170. Tag #J&J0717.........................$1900 Finn T30 hydroseeder on 2-ton flatbed. Tag #Brent0717.........................$15,000 Wheatheart Heavy Hitter post pounder. For Sale or Rent. Tag #0616.Call Huggy!!! Allis Chalmers 650 3-pt. backhoe attachment. Tag #Lyle0617...................$1500 3-point bale unroller. Tag #BigSky0717........................................................$1500 Batch Boy chemical mixer. Tag #BK0117...................................................$4500 18.4x26 tires, 24.5x32 lug tires, 18.4x38 tires. Tag #JackW0417............$600 ea. 1 set of 18.34x38 duals. Tag #GaryS0117.....................................................$750 1 set of 24.5x32 duals. Tag #GaryS0117.......................................................$750 2004 Dodge 8-ft. pickup box, single wheel. Like new. Tag #Neal0416..........$700 Massey 20-ft. one-way disc with 24” pans, good shape. Tag GuyM............$1500 John Deere loader for older John Deere tractor. Tag #DaveM0117............$1500 Fuel stand. Tag #Hug0916............................................................................... $100 2011 Dodge new long box, fender flares, rear bumper and tailgate. Black in color. Tag #DanG1217....................................................................................$5500 Country Clipper 48” Zero Turn mower. Tag #DonW1217...........................$3500 REM 3700 grain vac. Tag #EagleCreek1117........................ Reduced to $14,500

SWATHERS & MOWER CONDITIONERS

Hesston 8100 windrower with 30-ft. DSA header. Tag #BlakeS1117.......$18,000 Hesston 1460 discbine. Tag #BlakeS1117...............................................$10,500 International 5000 swather with 21-ft. header. Tag #BlakeS1117...............$7500 International 5000 swather with 14-ft. auger header, diesel. Tag #BlakeS1117.... ..............................................................................................................$6500 New Holland 116 16-ft. pivot tongue swather, conditioner, 540 PTO. Tag #DanB0717...........................................................................................$6500

COMBINE & HAY HEADERS

2009 Honey Bee 40-ft. draper header with pea auger. Fits late Case IH combines. Tag #Mike1017.........................................................................$20,000 2-Case IH 810 13-ft. pickup header. Tag #Brandon0817. Case IH 810 30-ft. straight cut header. Tag #Brandon0817. 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 (2) Allis Chalmers 313 pickup headers with belt pickup attachments. Tag #WSpeich0715


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Irrigated spring wheat fields favor wheat midge and its parasitic wasp

By Govinda Shrestha and Gadi V.P. Reddy, Montana State University, Western Triangle Ag Research Center, Conrad, Montana It should not be surprising for Montana small grain producers that spring wheat crops need the right amount of moisture for the growth, development, and obviously for attaining optimal yield and quality. The question here is whether crop insect pests and their natural enemies such as predator and parasitic wasp populations can also be influenced by soil moisture level or not? This is the story of wheat midge (Sitodiplosis mosellana) (also called as orange wheat blossom midge) and its black tiny parasitic wasp (Macroglenes penetrans); does moisture level influence their population levels in dryland and irrigated spring wheat cropping systems? years were reported that 12000-15000 acres Wheat midge is a serious spring wheat of spring wheat were treated with synthetic pest in Montana and other wheat growing chemicals for midge management. In curareas in North Americas; although, it is a rent management practices, it is recommajor winter wheat pest in Europe where mended that spring wheat producers should it originated. What does wheat midge look scout the field particularly at heading stage like and how does it cause damage to spring of crop and especially in the evening time wheat? Wheat midges are tiny flying insects when there is no wind. The threshold level that are about half the size of a mosquito for chemical spray is 1 wheat midge adult and bright orange in color (Figure 1). Adults for 4-5 wheat heads. However, producers emerge from soil during summer, mate and are discouraged for chemical spray after 75 the female lay eggs on wheat heads, usually % advance flowering stage of spring wheat in the evening and early morning. Eggs since wheat heads appear to be no longer hatch in four to seven days, and larvae feed susceptible to wheat midge, and it further on the surface of newly developing kernels helps to conserve natural parasitic wasps. for two to three weeks, causing them to A tiny black parasitic wasp, called Macroshrivel, crack, or become distorted. Wheat glenes penetrans, is known as an important midge damage generally reduces wheat natural wheat midge control in Canada and yield up to 30 %; however, if the damage Europe. These parasitic wasp adults usulevel is severe, the yield loss can occur up ally begin to emerge (from the soil) about to 100 % in absence of control measures. 6-10 days after midge emergence. The wasp females can lay their eggs inside midge eggs and/or larvae. For the same reason, it is called as egg and larval parasitoid. Once wasp eggs hatch, the larvae feed on developing midge larvae and then eventually kill the midges. In Canada, this wasp species is providing about 40 % wheat midge control. It has helped to reduce or save Canadian producers the expense of insecticide and application for wheat midge control. To replicate this similar natural wheat midge management technique that can fit for Montana conditions, MSU-WTARC wheat midge biocontrol research team headed by Dr. Reddy (principal investigator) bought 750 parasitic wasp adults from Canada and In Montana, wheat midge is a serious released in several spring wheat grower economical insect pest mainly in the Northfields in Pondera County, Golden Triangle. western area and Northcentral area (Golden From 2015 and 2016 parasitic wasp moniTriangle); but it is also gradually spreading toring data, it is apparent now that this tiny to other regions in recent years (see https:// black wasp has made a home in Golden pestweb.montana.edu/). Presently, Montana Triangle, Montana. wheat producers are managing midge probTo further continue our research work on lems by spraying a synthetic chemical. In a parasitic wasp in 2017, MSU-WTARC Pondera County alone around 3000 acres of wheat midge research team did field surveys spring wheat fields (out of 40,000 acres) are testing whether two spring wheat cropping treated every year with insecticides (Lorssystems, irrigated and dryland, have an ban and Warrior) for wheat midge manageimpact on the wheat midge and its parasitic ment. In the past heavy midge infestation CONTINUED ON PAGE B7


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wasp populations level in the Golden Triangle, Montana. The research team sampled wheat midge and its parasitic wasp throughout the spring wheat growing period at the Valier and Ledger locations in Pondera County. Four irrigated and five dryland fields were surveyed. Wheat midge populations were sampled using a delta pheromone trap (pheromone lures (2S, 7S)-nonadiyl dibutyrate) that attracts adult males. The parasitoid population was sampled using the sweep net method. About 120 sweeps were made per field per sampling time and the collected samples were stored at -4°F until processing. Since the wheat midge adults emerge early in the season, the midge population was monitored a week earlier than the parasitoid population. Both wheat midge and its parasitic wasp were monitored at 2-3 day intervals. As expected, wheat midge populations were overall higher in irrigated fields than dry land spring wheat fields (Figure 3). It is also noteworthy to mention that some dryland fields had a similar level of the population when compared to irrigated fields. It is likely because some dryland fields were adjacent to irrigated fields, thereby influencing midge populations. With both systems, the emergence of wheat midge occurred almost at the same time but emergence in irrigated fields continued for longer periods (Figure 3). Similarly, parasitoid populations were higher in irrigated fields compared to dryland (Figure 4). In summary, our survey indicated that irrigated spring wheat fields favor wheat midge and also, it’s natural enemy. For more information, visit our MSUWTRC website- http://agresearch.montana. edu/wtarc/news.html or contact Wheat Midge Research and Extension Team Members: Govinda Shrestha or Gadi VP Reddy

USDA investing millions in wildfire and water

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2011 CHEVROLET 1500 LS 4.8L, one owner, 45,805 miles, cloth seats, crew cab, short box. #17T63A........................................................ $20,500

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2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS 2.5L 4-cyl., 6-speed automatic, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power windows, remote keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo, CD, MP3, Bluetooth, StabiliTrak #17U29................................................ $13,995

2015 CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2LT blue, leather heated seats, 28,615 miles, lease return, power sunroof. #18U03.................................................... $20,500

2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 cloth heated seats, one owner, new tires, 44,325 miles, brake controller, short box. #18T46A.............................. $29,995

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US livestock slaughter – December 2017

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds in December, up slightly from the 4.40 billion pounds produced in December 2016. Beef production, at 2.15 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.58 million head, down 1 percent from December 2016. The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 1,379 pounds. Veal production totaled 6.6 million pounds, 4 percent below December a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 46,400 head, down 5 percent from December 2016. The average live weight was up 5 pounds from last year, at 245 pounds. Pork production totaled 2.23 billion pounds, up 1 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 10.5 million head, down slightly from December 2016. The average live weight was up 3 pounds from the previous year, at 286 pounds. Lamb and mutton production, at 12.8 million pounds, was down 2 percent from December 2016. Sheep slaughter totaled 188,100 head, 5 percent below last year. The average live weight was 136 pounds, up 3 pounds from December a year ago. January to December 2017 commercial red meat production was 52.0 billion pounds, up 3 percent from 2016. Accumulated beef production was up 4 percent from last year, veal was down 1 percent, pork was up 3 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 3 percent.

Natural resource societies recognize conservation champion

By K-State Research and Extension News John Strickler, professor emeritus of the Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University, has been recognized by seven professional Kansas natural resource societies as the winner of the 2018 Kansas Conservation Champion award. The award honors outstanding long-term dedication, innovation, and leadership for the conservation, protection, enhancement, and stewardship of Kansas’ natural heritage and resources. Strickler received the award at the Kansas Natural Resource Conference luncheon in Manhattan on Friday, February 9. The award recognizes 56 years of contributions Strickler has made to Kansas while serving in leadership positions. During his 35 years with the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State University, he served as associate state forester and as acting state forester. From 1987 to 1989, he served as special assistant for environment and natural resources to Gov. Mike Hayden. During that time, he worked with Hayden to develop an executive order that created the cabinet-level Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Strickler then served as acting secretary of wildlife and parks while leading a national search for a permanent secretary. He also served in that role for Gov. Bill Graves while again leading a search for a permanent secretary. Strickler was a founding trustee of the Kansas Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, established in 1989. He continues to serve on that board. During his time with Gov. Hayden, Strickler worked as a liaison with the Kansas legislature to establish the first funding for the Kansas Water Plan. Over the years, he has provided leadership addressing Kansas water issues with an emphasis on the important role of riparian forests and wetlands in protecting water quality. Strickler is most recognized for his dedication and contributions to environmental education and his long-time leadership in the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education. KACEE is a private non-profit recognized nationally for its effective environmental education and outreach programs. In 1999, Governor Graves announced establishment of the John K. Strickler Award for Environmental Education to be awarded annually by KACEE. At 82, Strickler continues to provide leadership as chair of the Kansas Forest Service Advisory Council and board member of the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams. Additional information about the award and the Kansas Natural Resource Conference may be found at www. KansasNRC.org or by calling 785-532-3300.


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1994 Hesston Swing Tongue MoCo Excellent condition!! 12-ft. cutting width, 1 steel roller and 1 rubber roller. Lightly used by a small well maintained ranching/ hay operation............................................................. $7800

2000 Deere 644H Wheel Loader Cab with heat and air conditioning, 4.25 cubic yard bucket, Bridgestone radial tires. Only 7400 original hours! Excellent condition...Double clean machine!.........................$72,800

2008 Case CX80 Excavator 2800 hours, quick coupler with 2 buckets, dozer blade, hoe pack, cab with air conditioning and radio.........................$58,000

2008 Trail King RGN Trailer Triple axle, 40 ton, MG Series, 14-ft. neck, 24-ft. deck, 14-ft. rear, very good tires and wheels, air ride, outriggers. Overall Excellent Condition!...............................................$39,000

2007 Yanmar Vio 35-3 Mini Excavator Only 1488 hours, hydraulic thumb, hydraulic quick couple, 2 buckets, good tracks, full cab with heat..................$29,000

2005 Ingersoll Rand SD25D Roller 900 hours, smooth and padfoot shell, knock down blade. Good 48” roller package!................................................$25,000

1982 Champion 720 Grader Full cab with heat, ripper, good tires with spare, strong Cummins engine, 14-ft. blade, hour meter reads 5500 hours. Snow chains included! Real nice machine!......................$36,000

1998 Kenworth T800 Dump Truck

2014 Cat 279D Track Loader Only 1400 hours, 75 hp, 3000/6000 operating capacity, cab with air conditioning, ride control...................................$49,800

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

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2004 Cat 433E Roller 66” smooth drum roller, only 1400 hours. Efficiently setup for gravel or asphalt compaction, water system. Excellent condition!........................................................................$47,000


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Montana’s Next Generation Conference Wrap Up

Farmers and ranchers from three states, two provinces and over forty communities across the state converged in Shelby for the 2018 Montana’s Next Generation Conference January 26 and 27. “It is amazing that we continue to have 225+ producers put this conference into their schedule annually and travel from as far away as Plevena, Plentywood, Sand Springs, Toston and everywhere in between,” said Lacy Roberts, co-host of the conference. “Elaine Froese and Amanda Radke were great draws for Friday attendees as they talked succession and business planning for succession. Saturday’s thirty-six workshops were a big hit again this year as well.” Elaine Froese, a Manitoba based farmer, brought six hours of information on succession planning, conversation starters and conflict resolution to the table during the first day of the conference. “Elaine’s presentation was wonderful. It really gave us a better idea of what to do,” said Jennifer Fenger. She and her husband Brad have been working on options to get started in agriculture and this was a great kickoff for them of that process. “We want to come back next year and bring our parents here.” “Elaine brought up the concept that sometimes we have to approach things in a different manner than we are used to when working with family. She shared the example that she does not like it when their son is texting while driving a semi load of grain. She has to separate out when she talks to him that as his mother as opposed to when she is talking to him as an officer of the family business,” added Roberts. Judy Reid, a Babb area rancher for 47 years, was very happy she made it to the conference. “Elaine’s presentation was excellent. I totally enjoyed her. I would like to get our younger generation to attend!” Amanda Radke followed Elaine’s presentation on Friday by sharing ten real life stories she has seen in her own extended family’s attempts at succession planning and what went wrong. She provided encouragement to the younger generation coming back to the family operation that succession is possible with good planning and an ability to think outside of the box on how to make things work financially. She and her husband even rented out the basement of their house when they were first starting out to be able to generate some extra revenue and make ends meet. Kevin Benjamin of Shelby is relatively new to farming with five years under his belt, but he has been a multi-year attendee and gave this year’s conference a big thumbs up. “You get your value for the conference in the food alone and everything on top of that is an added bonus,” Kevin shared with a large smile. Kevin felt the highlights for him this year were attending Markus Braaten’s class on Fertility Management, which he said was, “Way more-in depth than the usual fertility talk you hear.” He even attended his older brother Lyle Benjamin’s class, who shared what he learned from trying to maximize

yield on spring wheat for a national wheat contest which Kevin said he found particularly interesting.” Brad and Jennifer Fenger, Galata, are working to start their own farming/ranching operation and found a lot of tidbits throughout the two-day event. “I liked all the workshops. Recordkeeping, Planning for a Profit, and Bull Selection were all really great,” said Jennifer. Joe St. Goddard, Heart Butte, was a first year attendee along with his dad, Jay. “It really was an awesome experience. I met a lot of new people and learned a lot of new things. My dad even enjoyed himself too,” Joe St. Goddard shared. His dad, Jay St. Goddard, was particularly happy he made it to the conference after he was the lucky door prize winner taking home the grand prize donated by Ben Taylor Inc. of Shelby – a cordless impact drill set. They both really enjoyed the class taught by Dr. Gary Sides, a vet for Zoetis Animal Health from Colorado. Dr. Sides shared that good nutrition is the key to ensuring that the dollars invested in herd health provide the maximum return for the investment. Dr. Sides shared information from multiple studies on the difference between generic and name brand products, necessary items in a mineral supplement and the value of implants. What was his biggest take away from the conference? “A lot of stuff actually. It really gave me a different perspective on what we are doing,” said Joe. Josh VanWechel, a Rudyard area farmer and crop consultant, learned, “I need to do better on recordkeeping.” Even as a more veteran farmer with 19 years of farming on his own and his work in consulting, Josh said the conference was a valuable experience for him and all the workshops had good information. For folks that are considering attending in the future, the reoccurring theme was “Just do it,” as Kevin Benjamin encouraged. “We definitely will be back next year,” said Fenger. “Everyone should definitely come. Hands down. There was a lot of really good information. Everyone was friendly and very helpful.” “We couldn’t put on this quality of conference without the outstanding sponsors that come back year after year to support the conference through monetary donations, door prizes, trade outs, presenting workshop slots and volunteering to make it all happen,” said Roberts. “I am very grateful to all of these folks for making Montana’s Next Generation a priority and helping ensure that agriculture continues to be a viable industry in Montana.” The annual conference is a cooperative effort between the Glacier, Toole and Pondera MSU-Extension offices, Farm Service Agency, Native American Community Development Corporation, Marias River Livestock and Front Range Counties Farm Bureau. To learn more about the conference, visit https://mariasriverlivestock.com and check it out on Facebook at Montana’s Next Generation Conference.

Packing peanuts turned beauty product

Here’s another use for those packing peanuts that you never seem to be able to get rid of. Save eight of them and use the next time

you’re painting your toenails. Insert one between each pair of toes to separate them and more easily give yourself a pedicure.

##### In Greece and Turkey, it is the custom that the eldest is served coffee first.

##### It takes approximately 42 coffee beans to make an average serving of espresso.


US Livestock slaughter – January 2018

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.59 billion pounds in January, up 7 percent from the 4.29 billion pounds produced in January 2017. Beef production, at 2.28 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.76 million head, up 7 percent from January 2017. The average live weight was up 6 pounds from the previous year, at 1,376 pounds. Veal production totaled 6.6 million pounds, 5 percent above January a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 49,000 head, 5 percent above January 2017. The average

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live weight was unchanged from last year, at 235 pounds. Pork production totaled 2.29 billion pounds, 6 percent above the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 10.7 million head, 6 percent above January 2017. The average live weight was up 2 pounds from the previous year, at 286 pounds. Lamb and mutton production, at 12.5 million pounds, was 2 percent above January 2017. Sheep slaughter totaled 176,300 head, slightly below last year. The average live weight was 142 pounds, up 4 pounds from January a year ago.

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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 consigned. owner, one autosteer, hrs, 4040 375 STX IH Case 2004 1999 Case IH RS561 .....................................................$12,500 . ....................................... $79,000 1995 Case IH 8465 .........................................................$8,995 ............................. 1994 Case IH 8480 Softcore ............................................$6,995 PTO......................... $22,000 1979 John Deere 4840 3 point, 1990 Hesston 560 Round Baler ........................................$5,500 14.9x46 duals.......... $22,000

Used Tractors In Stock

John Deere 4440 quadrange, 3 pt, 2002 Case IH MX270 6800 hrs, 3 pt, MFD, Good Condition$43,500 New Tractors Induals, Stock weight kit, EZ-steer hrs, Trelleborg 4600 New Holland 9682 Case IH Farmall 356B w/loader guidance......................................................... $75,000 CaseIH Magnum 315, front & rear duals, lease return speed...................... 7600 hrs, 12 IH 9370Returns 1997 Case Lease Available This Fall . $59,000 Case IH Farmall 75C, cab & loader CaseIH Puma 130 • CaseIH Maxxum 125 CaseIH Maxxum 140 • CaseIH Puma 165 CaseIH Puma 185• CaseIH Magnum 260

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2000 Case 2388 combine with 30-ft. 1010 header, 3469 engine Case IH Farmall 356B w/loader hours/2636 separator, chopper. Consigned. . 2008 Case IH Steigerhopper 480, extensions, 1480 Hrs, Cummins engine, 710 radials, like new .................................... $179,000 ...................................................................$55,000 1979 JD 4840, 3 pt, PTO .............................. $22,500 2015 Case IH 7240 539E/408S hours. Comes with 40-ft. Case IH 2009 Case IH Puma 155, MFD, loader ........ Just Traded 3152 rigid draper, very nice combine, owner is retiring. Consigned......................................................... $375,000 2005 Case IH 2042 36-ft., finger reel, good condition....$26,000

New Haying Equipment In Stock H&S 12 wheel rake ProAg 900 round bale carrier Twinstar hydraulic rake

New Skidsteer Loaders Case SV280 Cab, air, heat

Used Skidsteer Loaders

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New Skidsteer Attachments In Stock

Danuser Pallet Forks - 48”, 4000 lb. Danuser Hydraulic Post Hole Digger & Augers Danuser T3 Hydraulic Post Drivers Snowblowers, Snow Buckets In Stock New Grasshopper Mowers

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Used Used Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers Mowers In Stock

2009 Case IH Flex Hoe 400, 46-ft., 10” space drill, 2330 variable rate cart. Consigned......................................... $59,000 New Steer Attachments In Stock Concord 4710Skid air drill, 3400 tow behind cart............. $28,000 Case 60” Rotary Cutter Brandt SB4000 suspended boom sprayer, 90-ft. booms.. $19,900 Case 72” Broom Case IH 490 disc, 30-ft...........................................$8900 Case 72” Hopper Broom John Deere 2100 inline ripper..................................$3500 Case 72” Snowblower Danuser Palet Forks - 48”, 4000# Danuser Hydraulic Post Hole Digger & Augers Danuser T3 Hydraulic Post Drivers

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2003 2011 Amity 12 row 24” scrub harvester.......................$75,000 Used Seeding, Tillage, Sprayers:

Concord 4710 Drill, 3000 tow behind cart, hydraulic drive ... $30,000 2005 Brandt 2SB4000, suspended boom, 90’, 1500 gal. tank ...$25,000

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Cautious optimism for spring and summer water supply

By Natural Resources Conservation Service Montana eight other SNOTEL sites and snowcourses The snowpack across Montana remains are recording the second highest snow water in good shape starting the month of Februequivalent totals for the date. Percentage ary with all basins in the state at near to wise, the best snowpack in the state can be above normal for the date. In fact, Montana found in the Upper Clark Fork (140% of is the only state in the 12 western U.S. normal), Missouri Mainstem near Helena states where the USDA Natural Resources (148%), Upper Yellowstone (148%) and Conservation Service (NRCS) measures Gallatin River basins (129%). snowpack in which all basins in the state All of this amounts to great information have at least normal snowpack conditions to water users in the state, but a healthy on February 1. dose of caution is still warranted. “Get“La Nina weather patterns this year have ting complacent or bragging about snowfavored the northern tier states across the pack at the beginning of February would western U.S and so far, Montana and Wyobe like bragging about leading Daytona ming have been the big winners,” said Lucas halfway through the race,” Zukiewicz said Zukiewicz, NRCS water supply specialist “It doesn’t matter where you are halfway for Montana.” through it, it matters where you’re at when Building on a strong early season snowit wraps up”. pack, the month of January provided conSnowpack typically peaks across the state sistent moisture to the basins in the state, during April or May, depending on which although the approaching storms from the region in the state you’re in. The coming West Coast came in with above normal temmonths are critical for water supply, and in peratures. Many mountain locations were 3 many basins east of the Divide the months to 7 degrees F above average for the month of March, April and May typically provide of January, which resulted in a mix of snow significant precipitation. and rain through the month west of the Di“Should La Nina and associated weather vide. Mid-month the rain levels reached mid patterns continue to favor the state with to high elevations, raining over an inch on above normal snowfall, or even normal the mountain snowpack in some locations. snowfall from this point, water supply could “Even with the warmer than average be more than adequate for irrigation and weather, the mountain snowpack stood recreation this summer,” Zukiewicz said strong through the month with little to no “But, if the pattern takes a turn, and the discharge at water yielding elevations,” snow faucet shuts off, the prospects of our Zukiewicz said. “The water was stored in water supply would be diminished.” the snowpack until runoff in the spring, Snowpack will continue to be closely thanks to a cold snowpack in place from monitored through the spring by the NRCS. the month of December.” The next snowpack and water supply upThe snowfall for the overall water year date will be issued during the first week in (October 1st – current) hasn’t been record March. breaking in most locations, but is has been Monthly Water Supply Outlook Reports above normal, according to NRCS data. can be found at the website below after However, Zukiewicz pointed out there are the 5th business day of the month: https:// some records in central and southwest Monwww.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ tana. One SNOTEL site set a new February mt/snow/waterproducts/basin/ 1 record (Frohner Meadow SNOTEL) and CONTINUED ON PAGE B13

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October-December 2017 quarterly milk production

Mountain Region highlights Arizona dairy herds produced 1.18 billion pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, up 2.3 percent from the previous year. Colorado dairy herds produced 1.07 billion pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, up 7.5 percent from the previous year. Montana dairy herds produced 71.0 million pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, down 1.4 percent from the previous year. New Mexico dairy herds produced 2.00 billion pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, up 2.2 percent from the previous year. Utah dairy herds produced 559.0 million pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, up 5.9 percent from the previous year. Wyoming dairy herds produced 33.9 million pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, down 5.0 percent from the previous year. US highlights Nationally, U.S. milk production during the October - December quarter totaled 53.1 billion pounds, up 1.1 percent from the October - December quarter last year. ##### Montana’s first territorial capital, Bannack, has been preserved as a ghost town state park along once gold-laden Grasshopper Creek.


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Coby Guenzler, shown here with his Grand Champion Market Steer from the Sanders County Fair. He is pictured with buyers Ted and Michelle Odie of Montana Livestock Auction in Ramsay, Montana. They have purchased his steer the last two years and the Sanders County Fair market sale would not be the success it is without their support. Thank you MLA!

Spring and summer water supply CONTINUED FROM PAGE B12

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2006 Deere 872D, 14-ft. moldboard, push block, rear ripper scarifier, low pro cab with AC, very good tires. Very nice all wheel drive grader................................................ $85,000

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Snow Water Equivalent Percent Percent of Normal of Last Year

GRADERS

CRAWLERS

1973 Wabco 777B, Detroit 671, 14-ft. moldboard. Working, very good ranch grader............................................ $9900

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Case 621F with Q/C, 4400 hours............................... $82,000 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 John Deere 210LE 4WD skip loader, power shuttle, Gannon box blade with ripper bar, very good tires on back, front blade bucket is 85” wide with reversible cutting edge, 5385 hours...................................................................... $22,500 Komatsu WA380-6, hyd Q/C. Good running loader......... Call

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River Basin

Ingersoll Rand VR90, very good forklift........................... Call

Case 880, bucket, no thumb............................................. Call 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 312C, blade, hyd Q/C, thumb.......................... Coming In 1997 Cat 315, exceptional 6000 hour machine. Enc cab, A/C, heater, new tracks, 24” dig bucket, 36” smooth lip bucket, 6061 hours............................................................ $26,500 2006 Deere 35D, hyd thumb, 24” bucket, wedge coupler, 3780 hours............................................................... Please Call 2008 Deere 35D, heat, A/C, 24” bucket, 30” bucket, hyd thumb, newer tracks, 3300 hours................................ Please Call 2009 Deere 60D, hyd thumb, enc cab, A/C, heater, Q/C, blade, good tracks, 2 buckets, 3886 hours...................... $44,000 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, job ready.. .............................................................................. $23,000 2011 Hitachi ZX120-3, hyd dual link thumb, 36” dig bucket, 20” pads, AC/heat, 3100 hours. Very nice, quality machine...... ...............................................................................$79,000 2006 Hitachi ZX135, blade, thumb, 2 buckets, Q/C... $52,500 2007 John Deere 135C, blade, hyd Q/C, 2 buckets, hyd thumb........................................................................... Call Komatsu PC138USLC-2, blade, bucket, thumb........... P.O.R. Volvo EC160, going through shop................................... Call

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Cat 518 skidder................................................................ 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 Thunderbird 1236 delimber............................................. Call Timbco 2515 feller/buncher with bar saw, low hours on new engine, will go to work.......................................... $29,000 Timberjack 2520 feller/buncher, parts machine.............. Call Fire Tank & Trailer water tank trailer............................. $5500

Parting out many slide boom delimbers

LOADERS

OFF HIGHWAY TRUCKS

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

POWER UNITS

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SKIDSTEERS

2006 Bobcat S-185, hand/foot, 5200 hours............... $14,500 2013 Cat 289C Series II, enc cab, hyd Q/C, 2 speed, 3900 hours..................................................................... $35,500 2013 Cat 289C Series II, enc cab, hyd Q/C, 2 speed, 3500 hours..................................................................... $36,500 2013 Kubota SVL75, OROPS, 3200 hours............... $31,000

TRACTORS

Agco 6690A tractor, 4WD, heated cab, loader with grapple, 2400 hours. Runs good............................................... Call John Deere 2840 tractor, 80 hp, loader, bale spear, bucket, 4200 hours. A good tractor................................... $13,500

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 1980 International water truck, leaky tank, water system as shown, 13-speed, 400 Cummins, runs.................... $8000 Kenworth T800 with a HL 12-68 crane................ Please Call

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USED CULVERTS & BRIDGES FOR SALE

Available in a variety of sizes and thicknessness. Some couplers and other fittings are available. Most are 1/2 price of new. Bridges available - Call for details.

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Trucks and Vans For Sale

3 Van bodies 20-ft. to 26-ft. length, excellent shape, roll up rear doors............ ................................. Starting at $2100 2003 Freightliner M2 Cat diesel, 9 speed, twin screw, air conditioning, long wheel base, double frame, low miles. Ready for 20-ft. grain box........................... $16,950

2007 International 4300 DT466, Allison automatic, twin screw, new 8.5-ft. x20-ft.x69” unibody grain box with grain and silage/beet gate. Nice truck............ ................................................ $57,500

1997 International 8100 DT 530, 10 speed, twin screw, long wheel base, low miles...................................$16,500

1999 Kenworth, C10 Cat, 9 speed double low transmission, factory pusher axle, 46,000 lb walking beam Hendrickson rears with double lockers, 20,000 lb front, low miles. Ready for a 22-ft. grain box...............$24,500

Please call 406-855-4465

1979 Cozad 60-ton lowboy trailer, 2+3+1, 23-ft. well, two necks 11-ft. and 17-ft. detachable neck, 8-ft. deck, A/R suspension, 1979 hydraulic power tower with Honda GX390 engine, 1980 Peerless booster axle....... $42,500 2011 Kenworth T800 525 ISX, 18 speed, 13,200 lb. front, 46,000 lb. rears with lockers, 12,000 tag axle, carburetor compliant, 282” wheelbase....................................$45,500 1981 Cozad 65-ton lowboy trailer, 2+3+1, A/R suspension, detach neck, non-ground bearing, 22-ft. x 9-ft. deck, 2 axle Jeep and single axle booster..................................................................................................... $42,500

1990 Trail King 48-ft. hydraulic folding beavertail, winch, air ride suspension................................................................................................. $17,500

2006 Kenworth T800B sleeper truck, 550 hp C15 Cat, engine brake, 18 speed, 12,300 lb. front, 46,000 lb. rears with one locker, 60” raised roof sleeper, 246” wheelbase, air ride suspension....$35,500

Chic Harbine Sales 8360 Hwy 10 West - Missoula, Montana

406-549-1047 or 207-1946 Check out our website: www.chicharbine.com

Many other construction trucks and trailers available.

1983 Ford L9000 10 speed, 12,000 lb. front, 40,000 lb. rears, Big Cam 350.........................................$5000

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USDA helps Southwestern Montana ag producers

In conjunction with the Montana Headwaters National Drought Resiliency Project, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering a localized initiative addressing water conservation and drought resiliency in the Missouri Headwaters Basin of Southwestern Montana. Agricultural producers in the eight targeted watersheds are urged to participate. Through the initiative, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding will be available to farmers and ranchers in the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Boulder, Gallatin, Jefferson, Madison, Red Rock, and Ruby basins. Conservation practices will focus on increased water conservation, improved riparian and floodplain health, improved water quality, and upland management practices that mitigate the effects of drought. While EQIP applications are accepted year-round, applications for this local initiative must be received by March 30, 2018, to be considered for this funding period. “NRCS is helping farmers and ranchers develop management plans and infrastructure that help them to weather the dry years,” said Tom Hedt, acting state conservationist for Montana. “The work done by private, agricultural landowners in partnership with NRCS will also lead to improved water quantity and quality in the Missouri Headwaters Basin, a critical Montana watershed.”

Nebraska Extension pilots youth preparedness initiative

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News Nebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H are piloting a national youth preparedness and educational outreach program designed to teach teens what they should do in the event of disaster and emergency situations. The My Youth Preparedness Initiative Nebraska is being offered through August. It is part of the National Youth Preparedness Initiative, a partnership delivering an innovative and engaging curriculum for teenagers across Nebraska and seven other states. “Everyone can play a part in preparing for disasters and emergencies, especially teens,” said Ashley Mueller, disaster education coordinator for Nebraska Extension. “They bring unique perspectives and experiences when it comes to preparedness and tapping into these can be very valuable to their families and communities.” The initiative offers a flexible five to 10-week program. For the pilot, each state must graduate 125 teens by having them complete three components. In component A, teenagers complete the United States Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training focusing on disaster preparedness, fire safety and utility control, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, and terrorism. Component B features certification in CPR and AED usage, along with awareness programs focusing on HAM radio, NOAA weather radio, smoke alarm maintenance, and smart phone application and social media in emergency preparedness. The component also includes a disaster simulation, and a focus on public safety, fire service and emergency management careers. The final element of the program, component C, includes a comprehensive family and community service project called “Prep + 6,” in which each participant helps develop emergency supply kits and emergency communication plans for their family and six additional families or households. This component allows for significant enhancement in individual, family, and community preparedness and resilience. Graduates of the program will receive a MyPI/CERT backpack filled with basic disaster and emergency response supplies. In addition to Nebraska, the program is being piloted in Hawaii, New Jersey, Washington, Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi. Nebraska Extension has partnered with Nebraska Citizen Corps to deliver the program and has made plans to continue beyond the pilot phase. Learn more about the My Youth Preparedness Initiative Nebraska program online or by contacting Mueller at ashley. mueller@unl.edu or 402-472-2775. ##### Nothing smells fresher than clean sheets hung in the sunshine.


This Month in History - March

March 13 Senate begins impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. (1868) • Greenwood patented earmuffs, originally called the “Champion Ear Protector”. (1877) See Ear Muff Day • Harvard University is named after clergyman John Harvard. (1639) March 14 Eli Whitney patents the Cotten Gin (1794) • George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Company, commits suicide rather than facing the ravages of cancer. (1932) March 15 “The Ides of March” Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus. (44 B.C.) March 16 Professor Robert Goddard launches the first liquid fuel rocket. (1926) • The Mai Lai Massacre takes place in Vietnam. (1968) March 17 On this day everyone is a little bit Irish- It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! • The rubber band was invented. Can you imagine life without them!?! (1845) March 18 Soviet Union cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first person to take a space walk. (1965) March 19 Congress approves Daylight Savings Time. (1918) March 20 Harriet Beacher Stowe publishes the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin . (1852) March 21 The infamous Alcatraz prison is closed. (1963) March 23 Patrick Henry declares “Give me liberty, or give me death!” (1775) March 24 German scientist Robert Koch announces he has discovered the bacillus that causes Tuberculosis. (1882) • Elvis Presley joins the U.S. Army. (1958) March 25 The European Economic Community (ECC) is established by the Treaty of Rome. (1957) March 26 Ludwig von Beethoven dies in Vienna, Austria. (1827) • Dr. Jonas Salk invents a vaccine to fight polio. • The Eastman Dry Plate and Chemical Company manufactures the first motion picture film. (1885) March 27 The biggest earthquake ever recorded strikes Anchorage, Alaska. It measured 8.3 on the Richter scale. (1964) March 28 Nathaniel Briggs patents the washing machine. (1797) • The city of Madrid falls to the forces of Francisco Franco, ending the Spanish Civil War. (1939) • Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident occurs in Middletown, Pa. (1979) March 29 Ice jams stop the flow of water over Niagara Falls. (1848) • Coca Cola is invented. (1886) March 30 The 15th amendment goes into effect, giving black men the right to vote. (1870) • Jeopardy debuts on television. (1964) March 31 The Eiffel Tower opens in Paris, France (1889)

National Doctor’s Day

Date When Celebrated : Always March 30 National Doctor’s Day was created to show appreciation to your doctors. Doctors perform vital diagnosis, treatment and care for yourself and your family. When you are well, your doctor keeps you well. When you are sick, there is no other person more important to you than your doctor. Hallmark suggests you send your doctors a card of appreciation. (it’s no surprise to hear this from Hallmark). Card companies have cards for this event....no surprise here, either! We suggest you simply tell your doctor(s) that you appreciate all that they do for you and your health. If you don’t see your doctor today, make a note to thank him(or her) at your next appointment. You can also send them an Ecard. Origin of “National Doctor’s Day”: Doctors’ Day observances date back to March 30, 1933. It was started by Eudora Brown Almond of Winder, Ga. The day marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. The first National Doctor’s Day was celebrated in 1991. On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. In 1990, the congress and the senate approved legislation establishing National Doctors Day. The resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day was signed by President George Bush.

4-H PARENTS & LEADERS

Trader’s Dispatch, March 2018 — Page B15

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CRAWLER/DOZERS

MOTOR GRADER

1988 Cat D8N, cab and heat, 4 barrel ripper, U blade, 60% undercarriage.........................$79,500

1992 John Deere 770BH, cab, heat, snow wing, 17.5x25 tires........... ..................................... $36,500

TRAILERS

2014 ABU 3 axle, 30-ft. gooseneck, 21,000 GVW. As new!.......$7000

LOADERS 2007 Trail King TK60MG, 29-ft. well, air ride, 80% tires, new deck. Nice trailer!........................... $27,500 1997 Deere 650G, 6 way blade, EROPS, ripper, 90% undercarriage, 5650 hours. Nice!.$36,500

1992 Cat 980F, 5.5 cubic yard GP bucket, cab, heat, 30% tires, needs some pin work....$30,000 2006 Trail King hydraulic tail equipment trailer, winch, self-contained, air ride............................$27,500

Cat 955K track loader, good undercarriage, runs and shifts good.... .........................................$9500

1986 Cat 936 wheel loader, 2.75 cubic yard bucket, cab and heat. ......................................$33,000

BACKHOES

TELEHANDLERS

2013 Case 590 Super N, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, hydraulic thumb. Only 160 hours!!........... $95,000

2012 Dragon 130 barrel water/vac trailer, tandem spring/ride $15,500

2007 Pettibone T-8044, 44-ft. reach, 8000 lb capacity, cab, heat, 5200 hours............................ $42,500

Storage vans - Road worthy with shelving and lights...................... ...........................$2500 to $3500

2004 Cat TH360B, 44-ft. reach, 7000 lb capacity, cab, heat, 4400 hours............................ $39,900

2007 Wells Cargo 24-ft. office trailer, single axle, power hookup and lights..................................$5000

EXCAVATORS & PARTS

TRUCK

MISC. EQUIPMENT

2009 Ammann 55” smooth drum compactor, cab and heat, 950 hours.............................$36,000

2006 New Holland TL90A, MFWD, cab, self leveling loader, 4600 hours.............................$31,500

OCEAN CONTAINERS

Komatsu excavator buckets, 200 and 300 size.........Call for Price

TRADES CONSIDERED

1988 Chevrolet Kodiak single axle dump truck, 3208 Cat diesel, 10-ft. box, good tires..... $13,900

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across from Fremont Ford on Big Horn Ave.


Trader’s Dispatch, March 2018 — Page B16

Montana sheep and lamb losses 2017

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The total number of sheep and lambs lost was 3,000 head less than last year, and The Vermeer R-series twin basket rakes (R2300 and R2800) are for customers who need to cover lots of acres in a very short period of time. Built for performance and durability, these machines help to achieve faster dry down and the total value of inventory lost was 14 percent less than a make tightly rolled bales that preserve quality, shed water and transport easily. What’s more, these machines are year ago. The January 1, 2017 inventory was 230,000 head. proven on the millions of acres they have worked and the tremendous resale values they maintain. The lamb crop for 2017 was 190,000 head. Lambs lost beThe Vermeer R-series twin basket rakes (R2300 and R2800) are for customers who need to cover lots of acres in a fore docking during 2017 was 14,000 head. 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COMING IN (2) Vermeer R23 Rakes, reconditioned.......................$8,000 ea. White Sulphur Springs, MT 3-pt bale unroller...............................................$1210 make tightly rolled bales that preserve quality, shed water and transport easily. What’s more, these machines are equip@gmail.com rlmccray@3rivers.net pounder, ..............$2,150 Worksaver , post Vermeer WR24 Wheel .............................IN .......STOCK .$3,000 mower ...ofRake ....acres .all.....hydraulic ...........they er3PT TM850 , trailed Vermeer 605M , reconditioned .....maintain. .....................................$22,000 proven on the millions have worked and the tremendous resale values they coxranchequip@gmail.com NEW & USED EQUIPMENT Morris 900 86650 bale mover. .net, ............................$19,500 NEW Vermeer Rancher , twine, moisture . . . . . IN STOCK ON SPROCKETS ON HAND 1200 , 15.5’ cut, demo unit.........................IN STOCK Vermeer BP8000 , used bale processor Vermeer 605M , reconditioned . . . . .........................Winston, ......................................$13,500 ...$22,000 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain MT NEW Vermeer TM1410 , 21’ cutEQUIPMENT .................................COMING IN Cliff Cox 406-594-2204, NEW & USED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK erto Length R2300 PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & USED EQUIPMENT Vermeer BP8000 , used bale processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..$13,500 NEW Vermeer TM850 , trailed mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK Cox Ranch Equipment NEW Vermeer TM1410 , 21’ cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COMING IN NEW & USED EQUIPMENT Nate Cox Winston, Vermeer 6650 Rancher , baler ..............................IN ....STOCK ...................IN .....STOCK .....NEW 80 Repair Baler Belts chain, 60 406-594-2205, chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain MT center splitter ...........–.unit erNEW VR1224 , with Vermeer TM1200 ,TM1410, 15.5’ cut, demo ..............models Date When Celebrated : Always Introducing Vermeer N-series balers in STOCK the flagship line from the CoxRanch Vermeer TM850 , trailed mower ..the .......newest Cox Equipment NEW Vermeer 21’ cut........................ STOCK kes & Models Cliff 406-594-2204, Winston, MT NEW Vermeer R2800 ,..hydraulic rakes ......................IN .............STOCK ...provide ..................IN ...IN .INsuperior STOCKstrength and Cut to Length NEW Vermeer R2300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK rotary rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . er RR140 , company that started it all. Heavy-duty components Shane Sereday 406-547-4749, March 30 Vermeer TM1200 , 15.5’ cut, demo unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN STOCK (2) NEW Vermeer R2300 rakes........................ IN STOCK NEW Vermeer R2300 rake .center .....available .......splitter ........automatic ..............................pickup .INclutch STOCK Vermeer Sales Nate Cox 406-594-2204, 406-594-2205, Winston, durability. Smart features like the and auto lube system Cliff Cox Winston,MT MT NEW Vermeer VR1224 ,.,.with ...........IN ..ea. ..IN IN STOCK reconditioned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,000 R23 Rakes , (2) NEW Vermeer VR series wheel rakes........... STOCK NEW Vermeer R2300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STOCK On March 30, 1981, President We Sell Sereday & Repair406-547-4749, Baler Belts MT 7 (shop)NEW – Baker, MT .......Plus, ....rake ....they’re .....................backed ........................by ...........best .......IN .INdistribution STOCK network in the Vermeer 605RR140 N........,..rotary further extend machine life. Sulphur Springs, Vermeer .........the STOCK Shane NateWhite Cox 406-594-2205, Winston, MT Vermeer WRX12 used wheel rake. ............................ $4500 NEW Vermeer VR1224 , with center splitter .......to .......stay. ...$3,000 ..............IN STOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R24 Wheel industry. Vermeer 604N/605N balers are here (cell)Rake 6-978-3777 net, twine, floats, ramps . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,900 Vermeer 605M , All Makes & Models Ronald Reagan was wounded in an .......................$8,000 ea. (2) Vermeer R23 Rakes , reconditioned NEW Vermeer 605N baler. ................................. STOCK coxranchequip@gmail.com WhiteSereday SulphurTO406-547-4749, Springs, MT Vermeer RR140 ,Equipped rotary rake ......trademarks ........pickup ...................of......Vermeer ....................IN EQUIPPED Shane net, twine, moisture ......IN erNEW 6650 Rancher , Wheel twine, rebuilt ..................STOCK .Manufacturing ....IN .......STOCK .$3,000 .$7,500 Vermeer Rebel 5500 ,Rake Vermeer, the Vermeer logo and to Do More are Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. Vermeer WR24 . . . . . . . . . . assassination attempt. Lots of confuDO MORE. Vermeer 605M, © 2016 Vermeer Corporation. ..................................$8,000 ea. (2) Vermeer Rakes ,..reconditioned Trendline Vermeer Sales JD Vermeer 566R23 , twine onlyAll.used .Rights .Rancher ....Reserved. ..baler. .......,..net, ..........................................CALL ......twine, ...................moisture .......IN ......STOCK $5,000 coxranchequip@gmail.com NEW 6650 White Sulphur Springs, MT Vermeer 504I used baler......................................... $5500 sion prevailed. In the White House, Vermeer Wheel Rake .EQUIPMENT .........Post ........Driver ..........,.................JD ..$3,000 , loader, 800 hours .......WELD-ON ...............................(shop) ......$83,000 NEW Wheatheart Heavy ...6125M ...CALL NEW & USED..Hitter PULLEY & SPROCKETS NEW &WR24 USED EQUIPMENT 406-778-3777 – Baker, MT ON HAND BP8000, used,..bale processor. ................... $13,000 coxranchequip@gmail.com Many Tractors Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALL then Secretary of State Alexander NEWVermeer Vermeer 6650 Rancher net, twine, moisture . . . IN STOCK Techno 980 , 8 bale mover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,500 (3) Vermeer 605M , twine, floats, ramp Starting at $17,500 PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW &.net, USED EQUIPMENT Vermeer BPX9000, AVAILABLE 50 Rancher , baler .................... .............SPECIAL ..................NEW 80 chain, 60 chain, 60 Heavy (cell)chain, 50 chain Greg 406-978-3777 Vermeer 605N .....round ......................hay ........bale .....bale .............processor. ..trailer .......................................DEMO We have expanded our product lines. Call for all 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 Red Rhino , Haig was taken a little out of context when he said “I am in Vermeer 6650 Rancher , baler......................................$14,500 ............ea. ................NEW 80 chain, 60 chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain (2) Vermeer R2300 ,rakes rakes, reconditioned your farm attachment/equipment needs.SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & USED er R2800 ,Vermeer hydraulic .........EQUIPMENT .............................2017’s ................IN Cut to Length NEW .In....Stock .STOCK .........IN STOCK PULLEY & WELD-ON Vermeer R2300R2800 , rake......,...hydraulic ....................rakes Cut to Length control here”. Instead of focusing upon the entire statement, 6650 .....STOCK .NEW 80 chain, 60 chain, 60 Heavy chain, 50 chain Highline CFR.Rancher erVermeer R2300 ,Vermeer rake .650 ...R2300 ..,.chopper ......,,..baler ..........................................................................................RENTAL NEW rake .............................IN ..RETURN ..........STOCK ..................IN people and the press focused upon these few words. Political Wichman Ag Supply, LLC NEW & USED EQUIPMENT Hesston 9435 , 16’ header, 1475 hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60,000 .............................to......IN ..$70,000 ......IN Cut to WeSell Sell& & Repair Repair Baler Belts ....................and ..........STOCK .................. ..INSTOCK STOCK 605 N Cash discount, noLength trade discounts We Baler Belts .Vermeer ..Vermeer .Hesston ..........BPX ...R2800 ...,9000, .16’ ......header ..,..round .hydraulic .rakes 5 NEW N...Vermeer 9635 ..................square ......................Reduced bale processor In Stock 406-538-5686 or 350-2676 cell Hilger, MT uproar eventually led to his resignation. Vermeer R2300 ,tongue rake ...............cut, .......with ..................$13,500 .tank STOCK on all used & equipment Hesston BP8000 1275 , swing ............final Vermeer 605M , processor, net, twine, ........................$17,999 .........IN ....$18,900 AllMakes Makes Models Vermeer 5MNEW , net, twine, floats, ramps ...floats, ..............................ramps ....................................grain .................$27,500 ...$18,900 All & Models Walter 406-350-0380 Hesston 4790 , 3x4 square baler . . . . . On that infamous day, I am in Control Day was born. We Sell & Repair Baler Belts .........,..twine, ..........or ....without .......pickup .....grain ..........tank ....................... ........IN Vermeer 605Rebel N......5500 rebuilt .....STOCK .$7,500 Vermeer $16,499 twine, rebuilt pickup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 belVermeer 5500 , 605M net,.& floats, History sometimes fades with time. Alexander Haig’s Sales JD 566Highline , twine,NEW only .twine, .round ...USED .......bale .....EQUIPMENT ...processor ...ramps ............................................. ............................$18,900 ....$5,000 2’ x 24’ StandTrendline Alone Panels $375Vermeer ea. & Models All Makes New 650, In51⁄ Stock Introducing balers –..the newest the flagship line from the e only .NEW ..Vermeer .....Wheatheart ......605N ....Vermeer ..R2800, .net ...,.Heavy .twine, ...hydraulic .N-series ...Hitter ..rebuilt ...............rakes ....Post ..............................................IN ....,.........DEMO ...$5,000 floats ....pickup ...Driver ....................USED NEW ...........$7,500 .models ...STOCK .CALL Vermeer Rebel 5500 ,..twine, 24’ StandinAlone Wind Break Panels $875 ea. – Baker, MT Vermeer statement was all but forgotten. Meanwhile, this special day 406-778-3777 (shop) company that started all. provide strength ........,.........................................................components 2017 Vermeer Techno 980 , 8R2300 ...................Heavy-duty .......$32,500 NEW Vermeer R2300, STOCK Trendline Sales heart Heavy Hitter only .bale ....Post ...mover .,.rakes ..rake ...it.Driver ............................................................IN ...........In......Stock ........CALL $5,000 JD 566 , twine HDPEsuperior pipe, fittings, and and welderVermeer continued on, and evolved. People came to think about this 406-778-3777 (shop) – Baker, MT Vermeer , completely rebuilt .......bales, ..the .........available ...............$14,600 (cell) Greg 406-978-3777 durability. features like pickup clutch and &auto system 2016 Used605XL Vermeer 605N, 7000 $37,500 8...round hay bale trailer .....Driver ...........excellent ............,............$32,500 ................... Red Rhino ,.Smart Geotherm Waterers Partslube In Stock Wheatheart Heavy Hitter Post ...$9,250 .automatic ................$7,500 .CALL 8NEW bale mover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vermeer 555 , rebuilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-778-3777 (shop) – Baker, MT day in a different context. They personalized it into a day further extend machine they’re..backed by the best distribution network in the Vermeer .........................................................................IN STOCK (cell) Greg 406-978-3777 8Vermeer bale mover ...Demos .......life. .................Plus, ...STOCK ..$7,500 .........$32,500 Techno 980 , 605N. (2) 2016 R2300, ......................................................................IN R&L Seed and Machine, LLC 8 round hay bale trailer . . . . . . . . . Vermeer 604N/605N to get their life in control. In that sense, today is definitely a Vermeer 5500, twine,trailer rebuilt $7500 Greg 406-978-3777 (cell) NEW MDS Bucket & Grapple, for JD 740 ................here ....$4,500 round hay bale ...balers .pickup ..loader ........................................... ....are .......to .....stay. ..$7,500 Redindustry. Rhino , 8Rebel 406-735-4374 – Geyser, MT voag2@midivers.com JDQuick 568,Mount net, twine,Auger floats,, NH9030 above bi-direct avg. cond.,auger 17,900 bales..... $21,999 ....$3,480 EQUIPPED TO call to action. “I am in Control Day” is your chance to get Vermeer, the VermeerHole logo and Equipped to Do More15” are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. rlmccray@3rivers.net 3PT Worksaver , post pounder, hydraulic........................$2,150 DO MORE. © 2016 Vermeer Corporation. All RightsallReserved. things in order and under control. ..........................................$22,000 NEW USED EQUIPMENT Vermeer 605MJD, reconditioned NEW & & USED EQUIPMENT Dealer for Cloverdale Bale Retriever Most likely, the first step is to take a deep breath and relax. loader,..800 ........................................$83,000 NEW &, 21’USED EQUIPMENT BP8000,6125M used bale,processor .........hours .....................$13,500 Vermeer 605N,. ............................................................IN STOCK NEW Vermeer TM1410 cut.................................COMING IN Vermeer Many Tractors Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALL and TMR wagon Now, assess the situation, and.......... get things under control. Vermeer 605SM, shop, lowfloats, mower ..bales. .........ramp .................................$27,500 ......... ..Starting ...IN STOCKat $17,500 NEW Vermeer TM850 , trailed (3) Vermeer 605M ,thru twine, net, Cox Ranch Equipment (3)Vermeer 605M, twine, net, floats, $17,500 Vermeer605N TM1200 , .15.5’ cut, demo unit .............ramp.....Starting ..............................IN STOCK atSPECIAL Vermeer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DEMO Once you have accomplished this today, you can work on Cliff Cox 406-594-2204, Winston, MT We have expanded our product lines. Call for all Huge Discounts on new Vermeer 605LR2300 baler............................................................$4500 NEW Vermeer ...................................................IN STOCK (2) Vermeer R2300 ,..rakes, reconditioned ...STOCK ......$14,500Nate ea. Cox 406-594-2205, your farm attachment equipment needs. Winston, MT / Vermeer R2300, rakes, staying in control everyday. center splitter...........................IN NEW Vermeer VR1224 , withreconditioned...............................$14,500 bale processors Vermeer R2300 , rake ............................................ ......rake ................................................................IN ....STOCK 2017’s NEW Vermeer RR140 , rotary Vermeer R2300, rake. 2018’sInInStock StockShane Sereday 406-547-4749, Important Note: This day is closely related to Panic Day ea. RETURN (2) Vermeer Rakes , reconditioned Highline CFRR23 650, chopper. RETURN White Sulphur Springs, MT Highline CFR 650 , chopper ..................................RENTAL ..................................................$8,000 ...RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 Vermeer WR24 Wheel Rake Hesston9435 9435, 16-ft. header, 1475hours hours...........................$55,000 Wichman Ag Supply, LLC (March 9th) Perhaps you went through Panic Day before Hesston ,6650 16’ header, 1475 ............................$60,000 coxranchequip@gmail.com NEW Vermeer Rancher, net, twine, moisture. . . . .IN STOCK Hustler X5000, unroller......................................CALL DEMO Hesston 9635 , 16’ header...........................Reduced toFOR $70,000 getting things under control, and you are now celebrating!? 406-538-5686 or 350-2676 cell Hilger, MT Hesston 1275, swing tongue.........................Reduced to $11,500 PULLEY & WELD-ON SPROCKETS ON HAND NEW & tongue USED Hesston , swing ..EQUIPMENT .......500-600 ..............hours..............$115,000 ......................$13,500 (2) John1275 Deere W235 swathers, Also, don’t forget the real roots of I Am in Control Day, Vermeer 6650 Rancher , baler ................................................................................NEW 80 chain, 60 chain, 60 Heavy chain,406-350-0380 50 chain Walter Hesston 4790 , 3x4 square baler .........$27,500 John Deere 568 baler, through shop.................................$18,500 NEW Vermeer R2800, hydraulic rakes...........................IN STOCK as spoken by Secretary of State Alexander Haig in 1981. Cut to Length NEW Vermeer R2300, rake.............................................IN STOCK 51⁄ 2 ’ x 24’ Stand Alone Panels $375 ea. NEW & USED EQUIPMENT We Sell & Repair Baler Belts Vermeer 605 N.................................................................IN STOCK

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Methods to reduce drought effects

The effects of drought on ranch economics, the animals and the range are topics of the “Impacts of Drought” workshop Monday, March 19, in Gillette, Wyoming. The session is 12:30-4 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room at the Campbell County University of Wyoming Extension office, 412 S. Gillette Ave., said Blake Hauptman, extension educator. Topics are: Economic effects of drought. Drought’s impact on stocking ratios and feeding and economic practices. Animal response to range. Management and nutritional strategies to reduce forage needs while still maintaining high performance levels. Native range response. Drought impacts to range and the basics of grass growth and timing with regard to precipitation. RSVPs are requested to the Campbell County extension office at 307-682-7281 by Monday, March 12.

World Backup Day

Date When Celebrated: March 31st Have you backed up your data recently? Every day people, businesses, even games, lose huge amounts of valuable data because they fail to follow this one basic procedure. World Backup Day is set aside as a reminder to back up your files, even if it’s once a year! A backup is a reserve copy of all the files you’d be loathe to use. There’s nothing more traumatizing than having losing your phone, or having your hard drive crash, and having hundreds of valuable and irreplaceable documents or photos suddenly gone beyond retrieval. No matter how secure or safe you feel your data and equipment is, it’s important to back up your files. 30% of people don’t have any way to save their important files in the event that tragedy strikes. In our electronic based world, there are hundreds of ways to suddenly have things go terribly awry. 29% of all disasters are caused by accidents, costing valuable time and money as the resources they affected are lost forever. You may feel your computer is safe, but 1 in 10 of all computers, including household and business computers, are infected with a virus that may suddenly cause all of your data to be gone beyond retrieval. “But my phone is always on me!” I hear you say! Wonderful! That’ll make it easier for you to be one of the 113 phones stolen every minute, each day. In this modern digital world, many of us live from our phones. Whether it’s for business, or just personal use, these electronic assistants often contain gigs of valuable documents, pictures, videos, and music. Do you really want to chance losing all of that when backup options are so easy and available? “Easy? How do I backup my files and protect myself?” There ya go! Now we’re asking the right questions! There are a myriad of ways you can use to backup your files, most phones are connected to some form of backup system. iPhones are tied directly into iTunes, which can back up all of your valuable data, you just need to hook that thing up to your computer and update the files daily! You can even do it as part of charging, just plug it in to your computer, set it to backup, and it’ll go about the process automatically while it takes a charge. Android phones are intrinsically tied to Google, and with the availability of Google Docs and the Google backup, it’ll tie all of your data in to your profile, uploading it to a secure location while allowing you to choose which ones to share! Google Docs can also be used to store all of your valuable files online! The bonus here is that from google docs you can access your files from any computer, saving you from having to wait for your system to be back up before you get those important files back! Another option is open that is the ‘all inclusive’ option. If you’d prefer to back up everything instead of just bits and pieces, there are tons of places online that will give you reviews of dozens of options for full backup services. Take some time to cruise through them and decide which one is right for you. Remember, if the only copy you have of your important files is all in one place, it only takes one accident, one small disaster for you to lose them all. So take the time to backup your files, and stop yourself from becoming one of this year’s April’s Fools.

The KIOTI ® NX series is a line of high performance, 45-60 HP tractors that are battle tested and rugged as can be. Plus, with one of the climatecontrolled cab models and all the available attachments, you can always get your work done, no matter the weather.

Kioti PX9020

New Red Devil

6-ft. snow blower with QA skid steer mount.

In Stock $6250

CONSIGNED

American Hay Master 500 series stack wagon.....................$7500 John Deere 6600 combine, gas, pickup header......... COMING IN Massey-Ferguson 510 combine with Perkins diesel............ CALL Hesston 1014 12-ft. swather........... .......................... NEEDS WORK New Holland 855 round baler.$3850 New Holland 315 square baler 14x18................................$2750 1953 GMC pickup with retriever....... .........................................$3500 North Star 3 pt. wood chipper...$1200 Soilmover 3-1/2 yard scraper...$3500 Woods 3-point snow blower, 66”..... .........................................$1000

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

HARDEE

heavy duty mowers IN STOCK Great for Sage Brush

1072 6-ft. heavy duty.... $2595

90 hp engine, PTO, synchronized transmission, deluxe cab, Catagory II 3 point hitch, dual remotes, push button 4WD, 4 year warranty..................................$53,500

KIOTI TRACTORS IN STOCK 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 Mechron 2200 UTV, 4WD, steel dump, box, HD tires............................. Call Kioti CK3510 with KL4010 loader, 4WD, hydrostatic transmission, PTO, 3 point, industrial tires, 6 year warranty.

ON SALE $18,950

NEW KIOTI IMPLEMENTS AVAILABLE Single Bale Spear, 44”...................$554 Double Bale Spear, 44”..................$673 Triple Bale Spear, 32”....................$750 Rear Blade, 72”..............................$472

USED TRACTORS

John Deere 3020 diesel, Du-Al loader.. ...............................................$6500 Ford 6600 with Du-Al loader........$7250 Ford 4000 gas, loader, front blade, Select-O-Speed.....................$3500 International Super C restored..$3500

NEW SPEECO POST HOLE AUGERS IN STOCK Standard Duty and Heavy Duty 9” and 12” Augers

MISCELLANEOUS

BEN-SER SE63 63” snow blower with frame. Runs off rear PTO, fits 40-60 hp tractor...........$2500 Running gear.........................$1000 Cement mixer, 3-pt., hydraulic driven.......................................$995 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 Bush Hog 3-pt., 12-ft. chisel plow... .........................................$1250

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

8-ft. skid steer quick attach front blade................................. $2500 New Eagle 7-ft. 3 point rear blade.... ............................................ $675 New Eagle 8-ft. 3 point rear blade.... ............................................ $725 New Front Mount QA bale spears for skid steer loader mount......CALL Front Dozer Blade with manual adjust. Fits various models......$2500 Wagner loader for Ford 8N, 9N, and NAA. Complete with front pump & mounts............................... $1500 White Cab to fit Oliver 55 Series tractor...................MAKE OFFER

PARTS UNITS

Ford 3000 3 cylinder diesel, Select-oSpeed, good tires...PARTING OUT Oliver 1755, 77 & 1855.. FOR PARTS

We now have

WALLENSTEIN

wood splitters, chippers and log grapples available.

Good Selection Of Spike Tooth Harrow Starting At $150.00 SITREX RAKES

Helfert’s Helena Farm Supply

MILLER LOADERS

Phone (406) 227-6821

East Helena, Montana

Serving HELENA and surrounding areas for 70 YEARS!

SHAVER POST POUNDER

Come visit us at www.helenafarmsupply.com


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Pasture Harrows • 5/8” diameter high carbon steel • 50 lbs./ft. • 6-ft. deep mat • 45° & 15° angle teeth • Width (bar included)

Hoven Equipment

406-727-7153 4181 North Park Trail Great Falls, MT

406-727-7153

406-727-7153

“Partners in Production”

www.hovenequipment.com 4181 North Park Trail - Great Falls Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob Campbell – 231-4254

USED SWATHERS

MacDon M205 swather with R85 head.$99,900

“Partners in Production”

4181 North Park Trail - Great Falls

www.hovenequipment.com

Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob Campbell – 231-4254

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

USED MISCELLANEOUS

MacDon M200 with R85 header.........$74,900 MacDon M155 draper ready...............$74,000

Ford F350 4WD, automatic, flatbed.... $19,900 Matthews MC flail mower...................... $7900 John Deere Z445 rider, 54” deck.......... $3200 Grasshopper 721 mower..........................Call John Deere 148 loader with grapple..... $5500 Kelly 3-pt. backhoe................................ $3100 Danuser F8 3-pt. post hole auger.......... $1100 Danuser F7 9” & 12” bits......................... $450 Flatbed trailer........................................... $850 Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob Campbell – 231-4254

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USED PROCESSORS

Vermeer BP8000 processor............... $11,900

Vermeer BPX9000 processor............. $21,000

2012 Highline CFR650 processor..$18,500 (L)

Vermeer BP8000 with final cut........... $15,500

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USED AUGERS 2013 Wheatheart 13x91 auger with hopper mover..............................................$14,900 Farm King 8x61 belt drive auger...........$1500

Westfield TF8x51 auger........................$2400 Westfield MK13x91 swing auger.......$10,500 Westfield MK13x71 auger.................$14,500

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Versatile 450....................................$206,000 Valtra T140-4 with loader.............. $65,000 (L) Case IH Puma 185 with 750 hours..$149,900 Valtra C120 with loader......................$53,900 Case IH Puma 210 tractor with loader.$84,900 Versatile 835 tractor...........................$14,900 Massey Ferguson 6280 with loader and grapple............................................$47,000 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.

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

Challenger MT575B with loader........$89,900 MacDon 1300 bale stacker.................$14,900 2013 New Holland T7.185 with loader and grapple..........................................$109,900 H&S rake...............................................$7900 Vermeer WR24 12-wheel low capacity..$3500

USED SPRAYERS

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

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USED COMBINES

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

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CONSIGNMENTS

Haybuster CNF 430 vertical mixer with scales............................................. $28,900 Haybuster H-1100 1000 PTO mixer... $30,000 Hesston BP20 processor...................... $3390 Ag Shield 12-52-3 roller..................... $50,000 Deutz 9150 tractor.............................. $36,000 John Deere 4640 2WD tractor, loader & grapple............................................ $33,250 Steiger ST310 tractor......................... $18,000 Ford 841 loader tractor.......................... $5000 Case IH 2188 combine, 1015 pickup header... ....................................................... $42,500 Massey-Ferguson 8570 combine, 24-ft. header, pickup header.................... $39,000 Massey-Ferguson 850 combine with 24-ft. header, air reel.................................. $4500 New Holland TR97 combine with 36-ft. Honeybee header and 13-ft. pickup with Swathmaster pickup attachment.............. $42,500 John Deere 7700 combine.................... $5500 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 Batco 20-120 conveyor auger............ $65,900 Westfield MKX13x84 auger............... $19,900 Westfield MK13x71 auger................. $15,000 Westfield TFX10x36 auger.................... $9900 New Holland H8080 swather with 419 header.................................................... $85,000 New Holland HW340 rotary swather..$37,300

New Holland 1442 15’3” rotary disc...... $6700 John Deere 4890 swather, 18-ft. auger head.. ....................................................... $22,000 International 4000 14-ft. swather.......... $8000 Ag Shield 300 recon hay conditioner..$24,000 New Holland 1000 balewagon.............. $2000 Spra-Coupe 4640 with 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, 120ft. booms............................................ $8000 Bourgault 3320 air drill with L6455 cart.......... ..................................................... $220,000 Case 800 70-ft. x 12” spacing air drill..$80,000 Bourgault 7200 harrow, 5/8” tines...... $52,000 Quicke 660 loader - grapple.................. $5000 Erskine 2410 70” snow blower.............. $3128 Bobcat 10-ft. snow pusher - skid steer bucket. .......................................................... $2618 Grasshopper 721 with mower, brush and blower collection system.................... $4300 Toro Z 5000 riding lawn mower with bagger.... .......................................................... $1900

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

USED DRILLS

USED AIR DRILLS

John Deere 9450 50-ft. with 12” spacing. Case 800 50’ x 10”, 43 VRT, tow between. Will sell individually......................$9900 ..................................................$99,000

ROUND BALERS

Massey Ferguson Hesston 2856A twine and net wrap............................ $29,900 New Holland BR780A twine only... $7900 New Holland 664 twine only........... $7900 3-New Holland 560 balers. Each..$48,000 Vermeer 605M net wrap baler..... $17,900 Vermeer 605XL twine only............. $8900 Vermeer Super 605J twine only......CALL Super J twine only.......................... $4900 John Deere 535 baler.................... $6000 John Deere 535............................. $5500

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2017 Belt Buckles Still Available USED HEADERS

2014 MacDon D65D 40-ft. header.$57,900 Agco 5200 36-ft. draper header... $19,900 MacDon D60D 30-ft. header........ $36,000 MacDon D60S 35-ft. draper header.......... ................................................. $29,900 MacDon 960 30-ft. with pickup reel.......... ................................................. $14,900 MacDon 960 36-ft. draper header, pickup reel........................................... $14,900 Gleaner 15-ft. N-series pickup header, Victory 7...................................... $3500 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.......... $799

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U.S. lagging in developing ag exports

By U.S. Wheat Associates The latest analysis of foreign export promotion program investment shows that several competing countries and the European Union spent close to $1 billion in public funds on agricultural export promotion in 2016, outspending the United States 4 to 1. That is an increase of 70 percent in real competitive public spending since 2011. U.S. public funding for the two largest agricultural export promotion programs is about $235 million per year and its real value has declined by 12 percent since 20111. The conclusions echo results of three similar competitive studies since 2013. “As a cooperating organization in USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service export market development programs, we have seen a similar decline in annual funding,” said U.S. Wheat Associates President Vince Peterson. “This has forced us to cut back on activities in certain markets even though our state wheat commission members have invested more to try to minimize the loss.” This study, “An Analysis of EU and Other Selected Foreign Export Promotion Programs,” was commissioned by the Wine Institute and other agricultural associations and conducted by Informa Economics, IEG, with Market Access Program funding. With a focus on EU export development investment, Informa Economics also reviewed agricultural export promotion investment by major competitors from Australia, Chile, China, New Zealand and others. “The total public investment alone from just the EU and four European countries are expected to exceed $550 million in 2019, which is more than twice what the U.S. government authorizes for agricultural export development under the farm bill,” said Mark Powers, president of the Northwest Horticultural Council and chairman of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports. The study showed the EU is investing about $300 million per year on wine export promotion alone. Canada and Italy doubled their total annual spending, and Brazil and China tripled their total annual export promotion budgets according to the study. “Other governments are investing more in global food and agricultural markets while inflation, sequestration and administrative costs are chipping away at U.S. funding,” said Tom Sleight, CEO of U.S. Grains Council, which is a member of the Agribusiness Coalition for Foreign Market Development. “That also cuts into the ability of American family farmers, livestock and dairy producers, fishermen and small agri-food businesses to compete in growing export markets.” Sleight said increasing competition is one of the reasons why organizations that participate in cost-share export programs with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, as well as a number of members of Congress, are calling for more funding for U.S. programs. He said by 2016, private funding from industry members provided 70 percent of the total annual investment in the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) program, both administered by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. The remaining 30 percent from annual government funding has been stagnant at $200 million for MAP since 2006 and at $34.5 million for FMD since 2002. Coalition members are asking that MAP and FMD funding be doubled by the last year of the new farm bill. That is also the goal called for in S.1839 and HR 2321, the “Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act,” introduced in 2017. “All the members of our coalition are grateful for federal export promotion support over the years,” Powers said. “The investment has been very successful in boosting U.S. agricultural export volume and revenue at a rate that far exceeds its public expense. Because these programs also protect and create American jobs, and increase farm income, there is no doubt they are highly successful public-private partnerships worth the increased investment.” The executive summary of the Informa Economics competitive study, and more in-depth information about MAP and FMD programs and their outcomes, are posted online at www.AgExportsCount.org. ##### Leave one window open a crack to prevent frost from building up on the inside of the window. ##### A hubcap can be used as a shovel if your auto gets stuck in the snow, mud, or sand.

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Plant parasitic nematodes: A threat to crop production in Montana?

By Shabeg S. Briar and Gadi V.P. Reddy, Montana State University, Western Triangle Ag Research Center, Conrad, Montana er in the field, then best way to confirm is to get soil checked for presence of plant parasitic nematodes by a Nematologist. Sampling from the depth of about 8-12 inches is recommended during the cropping season following W -shaped pattern. Root lesion nematodes are tiny roundworms that damage wide variety of agricultural crops worldwide. H o w e v e r, i n Nematodes are unsegmented roundMontana only one species of root lesion worms usually shorter than 2 mm in nematode, Pratylenchus neglectus, is relength. All soil inhabiting nematodes are ported to cause damage to wheat crop. Their not parasitic to crop plants. Majority of infestations on wheat roots cause reduction the described nematode species feed on in lateral root growth, and the formation of other microorganisms (bacteria and fungi), extensive dark, necrotic lesions, thereby, protozoans and other nematodes, and many predisposing the root system to secondary are parasites of animals including insects. fungal root pathogens. Cereal crops grown Those feeding on microorganisms play in infested fields, in conjunction with moisimportant role in the soil food web and ture stress conditions, may manifest even contribute significantly to the soil health higher crop yield losses. Montana State while those feeding on insects (entomoUniversity researchers’ reports that a popupathogenic) are commercially available lation level of 2500 kg-1 soil of root lesion in the US as biological control agents for nematode was estimated to cause significant managing the insect pests. Nematodes yield losses and nearly 13% of the surveyed which feed on plants and better known as wheat production fields had the population plant parasitic, have been dealt here in this levels exceeding this threshold level. article. This group of nematodes not only Sugarbeet cyst nematode (Heterodera cause crop yield losses but some species of schachtii) is another destructive pest of are of regulatory concern for Montana prosugar beet worldwide and reported to occur ducers. Plant parasitic nematodes including in 17 US states, including, Montana. This root lesion, and sugarbeet cyst nematode are nematode attack and destroys feeder roots of direct economic concern due to damage of plants causing severe stunting. Fields to crop plants, while some nematodes such under continuous sugarbeet production are as white potato cyst (Globodera pallida) on most likely to show high counts of sugarbeet potatoes and stem nematodes (Ditylenchus cyst nematodes above the damage threshold dipsaci) on pulses especially peas could level. negatively impact Montana agricultural Another closely related nematode species export market. In addition, limited occurare cereal cyst nematodes. Mature females rence of stem nematode on alfalfa, false become inactive and surrounded in the host root knot nematode on sugar beet and cereal roots. The presence of the white swollen cyst nematodes on wheat, are also reported female body about the size of a pin head from Montana, which are causing economic can be seen around the flowering stage of losses to crop in the neighboring states. the wheat. Upon the death of the host roots, Plant parasitic nematodes are often the female body dies, dislodges, and forms referred as hidden enemies of crops and a hardened dark-brown cyst. Cysts serves it should not be surprising that producers as a protective structure for eggs and juwould notice a nematode problem in their veniles during the host-free periods. Total fields when it is already too late. Plant crop failures have been reported in severely parasitic nematodes share some common infested fields in Oregon. First report of cefeatures and possess a specialized feeding real cyst nematode H. avenae in Montana is structure in their anterior region called a documented in the year 2006. Dr. Alan Dyer spear or stylet. They feed mainly on the and his coworkers at the Montana State roots of plants and reduces the plant’s ability University confirmed cereal cyst nematode to absorb water and nutrients. Typical damspecies, Heterodera filipjevi, on the roots of age symptoms are a reduction of root mass stunted winter wheat plants, in 2015. Cyst and a distortion of root system. Abovegnematodes are efficiently disseminated by round symptoms of nematode damage are different modes of soil movement. Once relatively nondescript including nutrient introduced into a new region or country deficiency, wilting, stunting and poor yield. it is difficult to restrict their spread. Full Field patterns of nematode damage begin extent of spread of cereal cyst nematodes in a small area and spread radially, often in Montana is currently unknown. assisted by farm equipment. Stem nematodes Ditylenchus dipsaci The only way to accurately diagnose is the most widely recognized nematode nematode problem is to sample soil and parasitizing the shoots of alfalfa especially plant material from the suspected field. If a nematode problem is suspected by a producCONTINUED ON PAGE C4


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1996 Case IH 9370 tractor, powershift transmission. Very clean tractor....... $67,500 Steiger 9150 4WD, L10 Cummins 300 hp, 12 speed powershift, 4 remotes, 520/85R38 duals @ 85%, recent reman front & rear axles. Includes EZ-Guide 250 with EZ-Steer. Good condition............... Was $49,900......................................... Then $42,900.....NOW ONLY $39,900

USED COMBINES New Holland TR75, Ford engine, hydro drive, 2012 Apache AS1020 self-propelled, TopCon X20 with RTK, Auto-Steer, Auto-Boom, 100-ft. booms, 5 section control.$159,900 2011 Apache 1020 self-propelled, 1000 gallon tank, 100-ft. booms, Power Glide boom control, Envision Raven Monitor, AccuBoom, Smart Trax auto steer, nice condition............................... Just Traded

SPRAYERS

Flexi-Coil S67XL wheel boom, 120-ft. wheel boom, manual fold, 1500 gallon tank, FlexControl or Raven interface, TeeJet double nozzle bodies, inductor cone, hydro pump, 6 ball valves, foam marker, windscreens, 18.4x26 diamond tires (U21171) Reduced............................................ $5995 Flexi-Coil S67XL suspended boom, 1600 gallon tank, 90-ft. booms, windscreens, lug tire, Flextrol Auto Rate, foam marker, rinse tank................... Now only $19,900 2005 Flexi-Coil S67XL suspended, 1600 gallon, 90-ft. booms, windscreens, Auto Rate, SP655 controller............... $19,900 2007 Brandt SB4000 suspended boom, 1600 gallon tank, 90-ft. booms, 5 section, single nozzle bodies, wind cones, Trimble Field IQ................................. $19,900

2011 Apache AS1020 self-propelled, 42 inch crop clearance, 100-ft. boom, 5 ball valves, Raven Envizio monitor with Autosteer, Auto Boom and AccuBoom, inductor. ................................................... $156,500

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2009 John Deere 9870STS, well equipped, 2014 640D draper header. Very good condition. Rental. Reduced........ Call Us Flexi-Coil 5500 fold back drill, 70-ft., 12” spacing, 4.5” steel press wheels, 4350 tow between tank. Very nice condition. Let’s Deal!................................... Was $109,900 HUGE SAVINGS!.......................... $89,900 Huge Discounts available on Hold-Over

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE Hold-over New Holland Big Baler 340 Hold-over New Holland T6.155 with loader Hold-over New Holland Powerstar T4.75 with loader Hold-over New Holland P2060 air drill with air cart Flexi-Coil 5500 fold back drill

BALE PROCESSORS

good rubber, 960 22-ft. header with batt reel. Good machine for only....... $16,995 2011 Case IH 7088 combine, rock trap, AFX rotor, internal chopper.......... Just Traded Case IH 7010 combine, yield and moisture, rock trap............................... Just Traded Case IH 1680 combine, rock trap................. ............................................. Just Traded Case IH 1480 combine with 810 24-ft. header................................................ $12,500

New Holland P2060 air drill with P1060 cart, 70-ft., 12” spacing.............Call for Pricing

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT Hesston 8100 self-propelled windrower, 14-

ft. hay head, 25-ft. draper header............ ............................................. Just Traded John Deere 946 mower conditioner, 13.5-ft. cut, flail conditioner.Excellent Condition New Holland 688 round baler, net/twine..... .................................................... $11,900 New Holland 688 round baler, net/twine..... .................................................... $11,900 New Holland 688 round baler, net/twine..... .................................................... $11,900 2009 Case IH RB564 round baler, net/twine. Good condition...................... Let’s Deal! 2008 Case IH RB564 round baler, twine...... ................................................ Let’s Deal Vermeer R23 hydraulic driven rake. Good condition........................................ $7995 Swather transport trailer, sideways pull style............................................... $5250

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Bale King 880 bale processor........... $9500 Vermeer BPX7000 bale processor.... $8995

2015 Morris 9450 air cart, tow between, mechanical drive, dual fan. Like new......... .................................................. Let’s Deal Ezee-On 7400 40-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 160 bushel cart, ground driven fan. Very good condition................................. Just Traded

2005 Trail-Eze 80HT drop deck equipment trailer with 2-stage hydraulic tail, 80,000 lb GVW, triple axle, hydraulic winch, slide outs widen to 13-ft., good rubber............. Was $52,500......................Now $49,900

MISC. EQUIPMENT

John Deere 1600 chisel plow, 35-ft., set up with liquid fertilizer kit..................... $4995

1979 Versatile 875 tractor, 4 remotes, 20.8x38 dual tires @ 70%, 7417 hours. Engine overhauled at 5741 hours.......... .................................................. $18,900

NEW & USED HEADERS MacDon D60 45-ft. draper header with pick-

up reel, transport. Let’s Deal!.......Was $67,900.................................. Drastically Reduced.................................... $52,900 2011 Honey Bee SP36 36-ft. draper header, good condition..................... Just Traded 2007 New Holland 94C 36-ft. draper header, dual knife, pickup reel, transport......... .................................................... $39,900 Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, batt reel, oilbath wobble drive................... Let’s Deal Case IH 1010 30-ft. header, batt reel, oilbath wobble drive................ Just Traded 2014 John Deere 640D draper header. Rental. Reduced..............................Call Case IH 1015 pickup header....... Let’s Deal Case IH 1015 pickup header....... Let’s Deal Case IH 1015 pickup header, Swathmaster attachment.................................. $10,900 1995 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header, Victory attachment......................... $8995 Case IH 1015 15-ft. pickup header, Victory attachment..................................... $6500 Case IH 1015-12 pickup header........ $4900 International 810 13-ft. pickup header, Rakeup raking pickup. Very little use..... $8995 New Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header with Sund attachment........................... $2995 New Holland 960 13-ft. pickup header less attachment..................................... $1495 Massey 1859 13-ft. pickup head less attachment................................................. $995 MacDon R85 16-ft. rotary header, steel conditioner, reconditioned............ Let’s Deal New Holland 2314 hay header, sickle rubber conditioner........................... Just Traded New Holland 2330BF header adapter, fits most New Holland bidirectional tractors.. ....................................................... $3995

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Detecting defects hidden in hides

By Agricultural Research Service An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist has found a way to find hidden defects in the animal hides that become our footwear, sporting goods, fashion accessories and other leather goods. About 90 percent of the 32 million hides produced by the meat industry in the United States each year are exported. Before they are sold in international markets, they are visually inspected, weighed and given a numeric grade. Many hides, however, have hidden defects caused by insect bites, abrasions, scars and natural rough spots. Processing and selling animal hides is a $2 billion industry in the United States, and the lack of any technology for measuring defects and characterizing quality often leads to disputes after the hides are sold, states Stephen Sothmann, president of the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association, which represents leather goods manufacturers and meat packers, processors and traders who export hides. Cheng-Kung Liu, an ARS materials engineer in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, may have found a solution: the use of ultrasonic waves. Ultrasonic waves are sound waves, and when they are transmitted through an object, defects or rough spots on the object’s surface—even those that can’t be seen by the naked eye—will change the intensity of the signal. Ultrasonic waves are now used to grade lumber and identify defects on aircraft parts, NASA technology and the surfaces of other precision materials, according to Liu. Liu scanned hides by sending low-frequency airborne ultrasonic (AU) signals through the hides to a receiver a few centimeters away. He collected enough data to accurately assess defects—and predict the potential quality of the leather’s toughness, strength, stiffness and other factors. The scans also did not cause any damage. Because the equipment is based on commercially available technologies, Liu anticipates having a scanner available for industrial use in two to three years. For more information contact Dennis O’Brien, ARS Office of Communications.

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in the irrigated fields. Limited occurrence of stem nematode is also reported from Montana on alfalfa in the past, but current status is unknown. Statewide survey of the irrigated alfalfa fields is needed to ascertain the spread and damage potential of this nematode in Montana. False root knot nematode (Nacobbus aberrans) is an endoparasite and is observed throughout the Great Plains region of the United States. Although reported from Montana on sugar beet, no significant damage has been reported from the state. Even though some chemical nematicides are still widely considered for nematode management, there use especially in a large-scale dry land production fields of Montana may not be economically feasible, due to environmental toxicity and higher application cost. Other methods of nematode control such as breeding nematode resistant cultivars, crop rotation with non-hosts, and seed treatment with microbial products are under progress in Montana. Nematode management could be best approached by integrating crop rotation with non-host crops and planting tolerant crop cultivars. Preventive sanitation management methods such as avoid moving contaminated farm machinery from an infested field to a clean field and reusing contaminated irrigation water are some of the effective strategies against nematode management in general. In summary, plant parasitic nematode problems are gradually increasing in Montana. Large fields, dominated by mono-cropping system with limited crop rotations options and mainly rain fed based cropping system are some of the agronomic challenges faced by the Montana producers. In addition, soils are shallow, prone to nutrient leaching, and heavy nitrogen applications are gradually contributing to soil acidification in some areas. Development of sustainable nematode management practices such as biological control, better crop rotation, resistance and soil biological conservation are much needed in this region for agricultural sustainability. For more information, visit Montana State University, Western Triangle Agricultural Experiment Station websitehttp://agresearch.montana.edu/wtarc/news.html or contact Entomology and Nematology Research and Extension Team Members: Drs. Shabeg S. Briar or Gadi VP Reddy.


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Tilleman Equipment Company and Rainbow Irrigation have combined forces. All services, including irrigation and equipment sales and service will now be handled out of our Havre, MT location.

IT’LL BE TIME TO SEED BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!

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*2017 Summers Diamond Disk 28.5-ft., notched disks, rolling baskets, rental discounts 2016 Summers Diamond Disk 47-ft., notched disks, rolling baskets, rental discounts 2015 Summers 9530 25-ft. Diamond Disk with rolling baskets 2011 Summers 38.5-ft. Diamond Disk, new disks 2 years ago 2015 Great Plains Turbo Max 40-ft. vertical tillage unit. Adjustable blade angle, rolling baskets Constantill 10-ft. deep tillage tool

*2015 MacDon D65D 40-ft. transport, PU reel, poly cutterbar, poly skid shoes, many combine adaptors available 2015 MacDon FD75 flex single knife, 40-ft. transport, Case adaptor 2014 MacDon D65S 35-ft. transport, single knife, Case adaptor 2014 MacDon D65S 35-ft., upper cross cut auger, transport, poly cutterbar, poly skid shoes, PU reel 2012 MacDon D60S 40-ft., upper cross cut auger, transport, single knife, CA20 combine adaptor 2012 John Deere 640D 40-ft. double knife, PU reel, cross auger 2009 Case 2152 40-ft. transport, Case adaptor, poly cutterbar, poly skid shoes 2006 Case 2052 39-ft. draper header, set up for Case 7000 series combine 2-2009 John Deere 635D headers, double knife, 1 w/boggie wheels, 1 w/transport 2006 Case 2042 36-ft. single knife, PU reel, transport 2006 John Deere 936D 36-ft. PU reel, transport 2005 New Holland 74C flex auger header, double knife, poly cutterbar 2005 MacDon 963 36-ft. single knife 2003 MacDon 972 36-ft. cross auger, transport, single knife, John Deere adaptor 2000 Honeybee SP36 PU reel, Case adaptor, transport 1998 Honeybee SP36 PU reel, New Holland adaptor, transport

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*2016 Bourgault 3320 QDA independent opener drill, 60-ft., 10” spacing, mid-row banders, 6550 trailing cart with 4 metering augers 2014 Bourgault 3320 QDA air drill, 76-ft. 7700 series, 700 bushel cart w/side saddle tank, 10” spacing, V-packers, mid-row banders 2008 Bourgault 5710 50-ft., 10” spacing, 6450 leading cart, mid-row banders 2004 Flexi-Coil 5000 12” spacing, double shoot, steel packers Flexi-Coil 5000 52-ft., 10” spacing, steel packers, 2340 vari-rate tank 2014 Bourgault 3710 disc drill, 60-ft. 10” spacing, 6550 leading tank, mid-row banders and metering augers 2009 Case ATX700 70-ft., 12” spacing, rubber packers, 3430 leading cart 2007 New Holland SD550 60-ft., 10” spacing, SC430 cart, double shoot, rubber packers 2003 Bourgault 5710 47-ft., 10” spacing, 5350 leading tank, just in from lease 2002 Bourgault 5710 40-ft., 10” spacing, 5250 trailing tank

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*2006 Gleaner R65 2004 Massey Ferguson 9790 2002 John Deere 9650 STS (4) 1993-1994 Gleaner R62 combines

USED WINDROWERS AND SWATHERS

2014 MacDon M205 windrower, auger and rotary headers available *1994 MacDon 9000 14-ft. 920 header 1995 MacDon 9000 14-ft. 920 header 2006 Challenger SP115 36-ft. draper MacDon 5020 16-ft, swing tongue w/conditioner Hesston 1014 14-ft. swing tongue w/conditioner New Holland 2218 18-ft. double knife, push bar for 9030 bi-directional * indicates pictured items

*2011 Vermeer 605SM round baler, twine/net, wide pickup, bale kicker 2006 Case RBX562 round baler, twine only 1997 Freeman 1592 3x4 square baler 2014 Massey Ferguson 2270 3x4 square baler, moisture tester, rear steer, 6500 bales Vermeer 7000 bale processor - round bale machine Bale King 4100 Vortex round/square bale processor 2010 EZ Ration 6T square bale processor, a great way to mix good and poor quality bales 2004 Haybuster 256+2 bale processor

1998 Flexi-Coil 65XL sprayer, 120-ft., Flexi-Coil monitor 2017 Riteway 20-ft. roller 2014 Parker 1348 grain cart, tarp, PTO drive, scale, single axle 2004 Krone 881 Swadro 32-ft. rotary rake 1999 Kinze 840 grain cart, tarp, PTO drive Bobcat 60” hydraulic skidsteer snow blade

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Havre, MT


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$7450 $72,500

1996 Kenworth T800 Water Truck 500 hp N14 Cummins engine, jakes, 10C transmission, new rubber, new paint, new United 4000 gallon tank system with 4 sprays, hydrant fill and drafting capability.

*** END OF SEASON SALE ON ATTACHMENTS *** $2900

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2013 Caterpillar 308E Excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, front dozer blade, thumb, quick attach, rear center weight, 1850 hours, excellent shape!

2008 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Motorcycle Nightster Edition, Vance & Hines short shots pipes, quick release back rest & seat, drag bars, forward controls, cover, one-owner 1800 miles, excellent condition!

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Say you saw it in the Trader’s Dispatch

HABETS LAND SALE

909 acres in Pondera County: 30N 3W, 29N 3W, 29N 4W 716 Water shares - Pondera County Canel and Reservoir Co. Parcel A: 33 30N 3W, 32 30N 3W: 300 water shares: Electric pump/pivot on

275 acres. 148.8 acres dry cultivated, 45.7 acres sub-irrigated grass for hay or pasture. 33.5 acres grass and bin site - 32,000 bushel grain storage with aeration. Irrigated growing crops: 143.8 acres–second year alfalfa/sainfoin hay. 130.25 acres–winter rye/hairy vetch for hay. Farmstead building and 9.35 acre farmstead not included in sale.

Parcel B: 24 29N 4W, 19 29N 3W; 416 water shares: 7 wheel lines, buried

plastic main line, electric pump. 399 acres cultivated, 6.8 acres grass and bin site: 1-3300 bushel steel bin with aeration. Irrigated growing crop: 79.6 acres third year alfalfa/sainfoin hay. Farmstead building, and 20.13 acre farmstead not included in sale. Bids must be postmarked or delivered to Gustafson Law Office by 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018 and accompanied by a Cashier’s Check for $10,000 payable to Gale R. Gustafson Trust Account as earnest money. Bids will be opened at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Gustafson Law offices, and all bidders are encouraged to attend the bid opening. After the bids are opened and announced, bidders may increase the top bid by $10.00/acre increments. Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Highest Bidder whose bid is accepted will be required to pay the balance in cash within 45 days of acceptance.

Inquiries may be directed to: Seller: Jerry Habets Telephone: (406) 278-3477 or (406) 289-0285 OR Gale R. Gustafson, Seller’s Attorney Gustafson Law Offices 400 South Main Street, Suite 101 Conrad, MT 59425 Telephone: (406) 278-7521

Roger Smedsrud of Shelby and Dr. Govinda Shrestha of the Western Triangle Ag Research Center visited about crop pests in the Golden Triangle and the recent Barley Update. Photo by Kari Lewis

UW Extension publication explains backyard composting

Information to help gardeners turbocharge soils by backyard composting is available in a University of Wyoming Extension free publication. “Backyard composting: Using simple, smallscale methods,” B-974R, describes the process by which organic materials, such as yard and some kitchen wastes, are decomposed into a darkcolored, nutrient-rich, soil-building conditioner called humus. Through composting, gardeners can manipu-

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U.S. wheat farmers also need FTAs in Africa

By U.S. Wheat Associates According to the United Nations, over a quarter of the world’s population will live in Africa by 2050. That will be something like 2.5 billion people. With less than 4 percent of the world’s wheat production, Africa will require significant imports to feed its growing population. A major factor in in ensuring a predictable, stable supply of a staple food like wheat is through predictable, rules-based trade policies. That is one reason why the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) should start transitioning countries from the onesided preferential arrangement of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to a more reciprocal trading relationship based around free trade agreements (FTAs). Gerald Theus has represented U.S. wheat farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa as U.S. Wheat Associates Interim Regional Director in Cape Town, South Africa for nearly three decades. He highlighted the need for reciprocal trade, for the benefit of both U.S. farmers and African millers and consumers, in recent submission to the U.S. International Trade Commission. The submission points out that the United States only has one FTA in Africa -- with Morocco -- and that FTA has significant limitations. There is a pressing need to negotiate new agreements with African countries so that trade policies can be reciprocal, and those countries can benefit from both exports and imports. Theus laments that the European Union (EU) has managed to outmaneuver the United States by converting its trade preferences into reciprocal access, pointing to the 300,000ton duty-free quota enjoyed by its exporters into southern Africa, sidelining U.S. opportunities in that region. If U.S. farmers are to be competitive in Africa, the U.S. government needs to negotiate new market access (the same holds true in Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, and elsewhere). No new deals have been struck since 2007. USTR Robert Lighthizer recently stated that it was his intention to negotiate a “model” FTA with an African country. That is an encouraging step, because the United States clearly needs to develop closer trading relationships with its African partners. As Theus notes, there should be strong affinity between the views expressed in his submission and the statements of USTR Lighthizer on reciprocal free trade. There is plenty of opportunity in Africa. U.S. farmers hope to see their wheat play a part in a bright future for the continent.


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NEW STOCK & HORSE TRAILERS

New Circle D 24-ft. gooseneck stock trailer with 2 sliding center gates, full bull package, 14-ply tires.......................................................................................................$11,595 New Circle D 20-ft. gooseneck stock trailers with sliding center gate. 14-ply tires. Bull Package...........................................................................................................$10,595

New Circle D 24-ft. stock trailer, 8K axles, 14 ply tires, 2 sliding center gates, full bull package ..........................................................................................................$12,795 New Hillsboro aluminum 6.8-ft. x 20-ft., 1 sliding center gate............................$15,995

G ll steel flatbeds

NEW GOOSENECK TILT TRAILERS

New Circle D pickup flatbeds

(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 Hillsboro 23.5-ft. partial tilt.....................................$7595

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 Hillsboro 21.5-ft. partial tilt.....................................$6595

NEW DUMP TRAILERS

New Diamond C 14-ft. gooseneck........................$9495 New Diamond C 14-ft. bumper pull with tarp........$8495 New Diamond C 12-ft.x77” bumper pull with 5200 lb. axles..................................................................$5995 New Travalong 16-ft. gooseneck, triple axle......$13,000 New Travalong 14-ft. gooseneck.......................$10,895 New Travalong 14-ft. bumper pull.........................$9895

New LOOK Enclosed Trailers

Circle D flatbeds, gooseneck hitch plate, lights, headache rack, rear skirt. Black 7x7..................................................................$1450 71/2x81/2...........................................................$1450 71/2x9..............................................................$1520 8x9..................................................................$1850 8x11................................................................$2150

Your Local HydraBed Dealer PRONGHORN UTILITY Stop in or call for more info.

Excellent Selection On Hand

LOTS OF NEW BUMPER PULL UTILITY TRAILERS 5-ft. x 8-ft. to 83” x 14-ft. Prices Range from $1425 - $2295

IN STOCK NOW!!!

NEW HEAVY DUTY FLATBED TRAILERS

Diamond C 32-ft. tandem dual, 2 piece with folding beavertail, dual jacks, tool box, bridged frame, torque tube.... . .......................................................................$11,895 Circle D 31-ft. (3) 7,000 lb./6 torsion axle, 3 piece folding beavertail, chain basket, dual jacks....................$9695 Diamond C 30-ft. (3) 7,000 lb. spring axle, 2 piece beavertail, bridged frame, tool box, dual jacks.........$9895 Circle D 29-ft. tandem dual, 3 piece beavertail, dual jacks, chain basket.......................................................$9995 Diamond C 28-ft. tandem dual, 2 piece beavertail, dual jacks, tool box, bridged frame..........................$10,595 Circle D 27-ft. tandem dual, 3 piece beavertail, dual jacks, chain basket.......................................................$9695 Circle D 25-ft. (2) 7,000 lb. torsion axles, dual jacks, chain basket, 3 piece beavertail...................................$7595

TURNOVER BALL A hitch when you need it... A level bed when you don’t

COMPANION™ 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

Large Trailer Parts Inventory

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

$1200 NEW

3-point Bale Unroller

Includes cylinder and hoses.

MISCELLANEOUS USED EQUIPMENT

USED SEMI TRAILERS

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

1992 Wilray heavy duty flatbed trailer, 45,000 lb. GVW, 24-ft. beavertail.....................................$8500

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

2007 ABU 22-ft. flatbed with 5-ft. beavertail and 2-10,000 lb. axles. ..........................................$5900

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

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

2007 Fontaine 48-ft. step deck.. ............................... $19,500

4x7’ Heavy Duty Trailer Mats Each.....$65

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

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

1971 King 5-ft.x16-ft. stock trailer .................................... $1500

Triple T Sales

1979 Ford LN9000 20-ft. aluminum grain box, and hoist, Detroit 9 speed...... $15,000

2016 Diamond C HD 20-ft. skid steer trailer, like new.... ..................................$4500

Ponderosa 6-ft.x16-ft. bumper pull ............................. $2000 1996 Featherlite aluminum 3-horse slant w/walk-in compartment, LIKE NEW, one owner, original tires, been shedded ....... $9750

2014 Kaufman tandem dual, 18ft. with 5-ft. beavertail, electric brakes, 10,000 lb. axle.... $6500

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

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

2013 Utility 6-ft.x8-ft. trailer....$900

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

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

Contact Dave Taylor: 406-357-2166

2012 Sportclub 14-ft. utility trailer........................ $1000

Chinook, MT

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

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New Holland Equipment

New Holland Combines

New Holland T9.645 Quad Tractor

New Holland T-9 Series Tractors

IN STOCK County “Lease Returns”

New Holland Guardian Sprayer New Holland Compact Tractors

Boomer #24 MFD, 24 hp. diesel, 540 PTO, 3-pt. hitch, hydro transmission with loader....CALL! Workmaster #33 MFD, 33 hp diesel, 540 PTO, 12x12 shuttle transmission with loader...CALL! Workmaster #40 MFD, 40 hp disel, 540 PTO, 3-pt. hitch, single rear hydraulic, 12x12 shuttle transmission with loader.................................................................................................CALL!

2015 New Holland T7.210 165 hp, 210 hours, 18 speed full powershift, 3-pt., 540/1000 PTO’s, 42” tires, loaded with loader and grapple.....................................................CALL!

New Holland Swathers

New Holland Round Balers

Zerbe Bros.

406-228-4311

Glasgow, Montana

©2016 CNH Industrial America LLC. All rights reserved. New Holland is a trademark registered in the United States and many other countries, owned by or licensed to CNH Industrial N.V., its subsidaries or affiliates.

USED AIR DRILLS

USED TRACTORS

Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft., 7” spacing, steel packers with 1720 tow between tank. #UDF243....................... ...............................................$25,000....$20,000

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

Flexi-Coil 3450 TBT cart, variable rate drive, 30.5x32 tires, 340 bushel, 10” auger....................... CALL 1995 Flexi-Coil 2320 TBT cart, 230 bushel, air seeder hopper.......................................................$8500

2015 Case IH 580 QuadTrac 1050 hours, high output hydraulics, 6 remotes, Autosteer, 36” tracks, luxury cab. #UTCA90......................................$340,000 2013 New Holland T6.165 MFD, 3800 hours, 540/1000 PTO’s 3-pt., 16x16 Powershift, Class 4 front axle, 42” rear tires, NH loader & grapple...... ................................................................$70,500

USED BALE MOVERS

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

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..........................$55,000 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

1994 Flexi-Coil 2320 TBH cart, 230 bushel, air seeder hopper.......................................................$8500 Concord 4412 12” spacing with 3000 tow behind tank, hydraulic drive fan. #UDCN13.................$15,000 Seed Master 5012 50-ft. 12” spacing w/Eze-On 400 cart.......................................................... Just In

USED WINDROWERS

New Holland 1431 disc mower, 13-ft., rubber conditioners, 2 point swivel hitch, 1000 PTO. #UWN109..................................................$9500 1999 Case IH 8312 12-ft. discbine, rubber/steel conditioner................................................ Just In Case 425 21-ft. draper header (fits Hesston 8650)... ...................................................................$9500

USED ROUND BALERS

2012 New Holland BR7090 extra wide pickup, floatation tires, 1000 PTO, #UHN139.............. $24,500 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 2000 Hesston 856A auto cycle, wide pickup..$5500 1994 Vermeer 605K round baler, 1000 PTO. #UHVM33.................................................. $5500

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Zerbe Bros. “Setting The Standard”

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

2015 New Holland T6.165 MFD, 405 hours, semi powershift, 540/1000 PTO’s 3-pt., 42” tires with NH 845TL with loader and grapple assembly....... ............................................................... JUST IN

USED PULL TYPE & SUSPENDED BOOM SPRAYERS

1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139....................................................$5500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67 110-ft., 1000 gallon, windscreens, wheel boom, FlexControl monitor. #USF151....................................................$5500 2007 New Holland SF216 100-ft. wheel boom, 1600 gallon, auto rate controller, windscreens, hydraulic unfold. Nice! #USNH63...........................$12,000 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft., 1500 gallon wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, FlexControl, dual nozzles, windscreen. #USNH00......$20,000 New Holland SF115 90-ft. suspended boom, 1500 gallon tank, windscreens, SP655 AutoRate. #USNH55................................................$20,000

USED AUGERS

2011 Brandt 20110 grain belt conveyor, 110-ft., end drive PTO............................................... JUST IN 2011 Brandt grain deck drive over conveyor with hydraulic mover...................................... JUST IN

1950

68 Years

2018

Glasgow, MT


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CONSIGNMENTS

USED SELF PROPELLED SPRAYERS

1951 Allis-Chalmers WD tractor, 540 PTO with loader.... ......................................................................... $2500

1991 Case IH 9270 4WD tractor, 6385 hours, 335 hp, Cummins, 42” tires (80%).............................. $49,000

1997 John Deere 9400 4wd tractor, 3600 hours with 24 speed transmission, 710/70R38 tires, 425 hp..$85,000 1996 Massey Ferguson 6180 MFD tractor, 3400 hours, 110 PTO hp, Perkins diesel, DynaShift, 540/1000 PTO’s, 3 pt. hitch, MF948 loader & grapple... $35,000 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 Freightliner 310 hp, L10 Cummins, 10 speed transmission, day cab, air ride wit 28-ft. cargo trailer with 2-2000 gallon tanks, pumps and inductor system...... ...................................................................... $17,000

2008 Ford F350 service pickup, 4x4, 113,000 miles, diesel, tool racks, 120 gallon fuel tank, welder & generator... ...................................................................... $18,500 1999 Contrail C20 20-ft. trailer, air brakes, pintle hitch, all new tires, heavy duty........................................ $8500 John Deere 230 28-ft. tandem disc with rock flex............ .......................................................... $4900 $4000 Friggstad 600 plow, tool bar, 44-ft. 5-section, 1 1/4” shanks w/harrow..........................................................Just In

1993 Flexi-Coil 820 46-ft. cultvator, 650 lb. trips, 1-1/4 shanks, 18” sweeps, very nice!...................... $17,500 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.................................. $45,000 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 Flexicoli S67 XLT 104-ft. wheel boom sprayer....... $3000

2008 John Deere 1895 air disc drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, all run blockage, 1910 tow behind cart, 430 bushel........................................................... .$99,000

2002 John Deere 9650STS combine, 2925 separator hours, 800/65R32 tires, chopper with 9360 header.... ...................................................................... $82,000 New Holland 116 16-ft. swing tongue, double sickle, 1000 PTO, pump........................................................ $4500 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 John Deere 1243 corn head, 12 row...................... $4000 (2) 1000 gallon fuel tanks, one with pump................. ......................................................$1300 - $1800 2000 Keystone Sierra 5th wheel camper, slide, queen bed, new furnace and hot water heater............ $5500

2015 Apache AS1220 Plus II 1200 gallon 100-ft. boom, AutoSteer, AutoBoom, section control, 275 hp Cummins, 46” duals, Viper 4 AutoRate, 640 hours. #USAP31.....................................$229,000 2014 Apache AS1020 215 hp Cummins, 120” fixed axle drop boxes, 3” fill, 100-ft. booms, 9-section, E Pro II Raven with AccuBoom, 650 hours, Auto Boom & Auto Steer.................................$155,000

2013 Case IH 8230 450 hp, 30” rotor, 350 bushel hopper, duals, long auger, chopper, Autosteer, 1243 engine/876 seperator hours. #UCCA15..... $230,000 Case IH 2188 2200 seperator hours, 30.5x32 tires, 260 hp....................................................................Just In 2004 Gleaner R65 Cummins engine, 973 MacDon 36-ft. draper header with pickup reel and transport............ ..................................................................... $88,000 1994 Gleaner R62 30.5x32 tires, water cooled, 30-ft. 962 MacDon, 2200 seperator hours.................... $31,500

2010 John Deere 9770 STS 360 hp, 30” rotor, 1550 separator hours, 30.5x32 tires, chopper..... $109,000

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

USED HEADERS

2013 Case IH 2152 (MacDon) 45-ft. draper header, double knife, transport package, cross auger. #UHCA20................................................$49,000 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...........................................$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....................................................$19,000 New Holland 94C 42-ft. draper header, finger reel and transport with cross augers, fits NHCR. #UCNH93................................................$10,500 Horst header trailer, wagon style, low profile tires. #UCHR00...................................................$2900

USED COMBINES

2008 New Holland CR9070 1610 separator hours, extended wear augers, chopper, yield/moisture, 420 hp. #UCNH92............................................. $135,000

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

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

2008 New Holland CR9070 400 hp, 900/60R32 tires. #UCNH80................................................... $117,000 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

www.zerbebrothers.com

2660 & 2665 Bale Processors

Zerbe Bros. Glasgow, Montana 406-228-4311 TOLL FREE 1-800-228-5393

Zerbe Bros. 406-228-4311 Glasgow, MT

www.zerbebrothers.com Email zerbesales@nemont.net SALES Mike Guttenberg Travis Volk


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Doug Zalesky named ENREC director

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) has named Doug Zalesky director of its Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC), located near Mead, Nebraska. Zalesky will begin April 1. Since 2011 Zalesky has served as director of the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) at the University of Wyoming. He oversees LREC’s beef unit, swine unit, sheep unit, research greenhouse facility, McGuire ranch, and lab animal facilities. Prior to this role, he was manager and research scientist at Colorado State University, San Juan Basin Research Center, in Hesperus, Colorado. Zalesky has also served as an extension beef specialist for South Dakota State University and Louisiana State University. Zalesky is a Husker alum, earning a bachelor’s degree in animal science and production, and a master’s degree in physiology of reproduction endocrinology from Nebraska. He also served as a post-doctoral research fellow at Nebraska after earning his Ph.D. in physiology of reproduction and endocrinology from Texas A&M University. The Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center leverages strengths of existing resources across eastern Nebraska including the university’s Lincoln campus to deliver integrated research and extension programming. The headquarters of the new ENREC is located at the former Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC).

RLND honors supporters

By NDSU Extenstion Service Kathleen Tweeten is the recipient of the Rural Leadership North Dakota (RLND) Leader Award for 2017. Farm Credit Services of Mandan received the first RLND Champion Award. RLND is the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s 18-month leadership development program. Participants learn leadership skills, such as thinking critically and creatively, communicating effectively, self-awareness, decision making, strategic planning and managing conflict. They also learn about agricultural and rural policy, marketing, civic engagement, the value of coalitions and partnerships, industry and community advocacy, the agricultural economy and future trends that could affect North Dakota agriculture, and finding innovative ways to fund local and regional development projects. “Kathy’s vision and dedicated leadership to the RLND program have helped shape it into the premier statewide program it is today,” says Marie Hvidsten, RLND program director. “Over the past eight years, Farm Credit Services of Mandan has supported the RLND program in multiple ways, championing the mission of the program.” Tweeten was instrumental in getting RLND established in 2002 and was involved in the program for 15 years, including chairing the search committee to select the program’s director, and serving on the RLND Council, Design Team and Curriculum Committee. She also has presented seminars for numerous RLND classes and was a program sponsor for six classes. She joined NDSU as an Extension agent in 1985 and became an area leadership specialist in 1996 and an Extension community economic development specialist in 1998. She served as director of NDSU Extension’s Center for Community Vitality from 2004 until retiring in 2014. “I was very honored to receive the award,” Tweeten says. “It means a great deal to me to see how far the program has come and to have gotten the opportunity to be part of it from the beginning.” Farm Credit Services of Mandan (FCSM) has been a strong supporter of RLND, including as a tuition sponsor for four classes and a program sponsor at the $2,500 level for four classes. The agency also helped RLND secure a $10,000 National Farm Credit grant for one class, asked leaders at AgriBank in St. Paul., Minn., to visit with three class during RLND’s Minneapolis/St. Paul seminar and hosted numerous RLND Council meetings. In addition, FCSM employees served on the RLND Council for several years. “FCSM is proud to be a strong supporter of such a great program, which is creating leaders in our community,” says Aaron Vetter, chief executive officer. “FCSM looks forward to the continued support of the RLND program and the students who are dedicated to the program and their communities”


2018 Stockman of the Year

By K-State Research and Extension News Kansas cattleman Sam Hands was recognized by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council on March 1 as the 2018 Stockman of the Year. The award was presented during the annual Stockmen’s Dinner at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan. A fourth-generation cattleman, Hands began his career in the beef industry in 1957 by purchasing 12 bred Angus heifers with his dad, Fielding. While attending Kansas State University, Sam served as a State FFA Officer and received the American Farmer Degree. He was a member of the meat, wool and livestock judging teams, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and Block & Bridle. He graduated with a degree in animal sciences and industry with a business option in 1970. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, then returned to the family operation, Triangle H, in 1973. Today, Triangle H has two farm feedyards and primarily markets its cattle through U.S. Premium Beef, which they invested in as a founding member. Over the years, Triangle H has performed custom heifer breeding projects, developed breeding bulls, backgrounding and finishing cattle. The farm produces irrigated corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, wheat and alfalfa in Finney, Kearney and Haskell counties with grassland in Clark County. The cow-calf portion of the operation has expanded into satellite herds throughout Kansas and neighboring states. Hands said he strives to be a good steward of the land and to engage in sound animal husbandry practices. He focuses on working to optimize pounds of commodity produced and gaining extra market value through a higher quality product. He believes it’s about converting rain and sunshine into a desirable and nutritious product for the consumer. ##### Georgia Those engaging in llama-related activities, such as riding, training, or goofing around at a county fair or performance, are accountable for any and all personal injuries incurred. The “llama professional” is immune from liability for harm or death with few exceptions.

7” Poly Grain Vac Hose Regular Price $59.99/foot 12’ Section for $575 Through April 15th

Summers Sprayers 3-Nozzle Pinwheel Regular Price: $21.74

Now $17.95

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FOR SALE

Massey Ferguson 65, power steering, 3-pt., hi/low range, near new tires, 2 remote hydraulics, 2 hydraulic hook ups, live power. I also have the book with it. Runs excellent............................Asking $4000

Massey Ferguson 35, power steering, 3-pt., hi/low range, good tires, 2 hydraulic hook ups, live power. I also have book with it. Runs excellent............................Asking $3000

Ford 4000 diesel. Runs as good as International M, wide front, 3-pt. it looks. Asking.......................$5500 Runs as good as it looks................. .................................Asking $2000

International M, extra heavy duty loader........................Asking $2000

International H with DuAl loader. Runs excellent..........Asking $1750

For more info call (406) 782-3648 Butte, MT

Nice oil tank. Asking..................$50

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Rem/Brandt Stainless Steel Flex Hose 7” x 82” Brandt MSRP: $1359 Rem MSRP: $762

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Rem Grain Vac Exhaust Kits Includes 25’ of Hose Regular Price: $1875

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1988 Ford, 1 ton, V8, 4 speed. Runs good, no title........................... ......................... Asking $1500 obo Call (406) 533-9568

8 pack bale head........Asking $900 Call (406) 533-9568

Honda GX690 Engine 22 HP 1 1/8” Keyed Shaft Includes Control Module MSRP: $1949

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Allis Chalmers tractor, gas, about 50 hp, power steering, 3-pt. Runs excellent...................Asking $4000

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8” Poly Grain Vac Hose Regular Price $64.95/foot 12’ Section for $595 Through April 15th

Summers Sprayers Windscreen Ribs Regular Price: $8.44/each

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Riteway Heavy Harrows 9/16” x 26” Tines Regular Price $34.91/each Purchase 20 for $595 Save over $5 per Tine! Through April 15th


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USED EQUIPMENT

International Farmall 656 hydraulic gas w/loader & grapple, clean...............................................$6995 1995 Ford Explorer 212,000 miles, 5 speed manual, new clutch, excellent condition............. $1995 obo TYM 503 tractor, 50 hp, loader, 810 hours, excellent condition....................................................$24,000 TYM 40 hp, 4WD w/loader.............................$15,995 John Deere 310 B cab and backhoe, excellent condition............................................................$11,995 John Deere 4020 diesel, cab with loader and grapple, Powershift..............................................$9995 Wide round bale carrier mounts, on 21-ft. flatbed.$1500 Mounts for Ezee-On loader, fits John Deere 4020.$750

Preserving history

By Carmen Rath-Wald, Logan County Extension Agent, North Dakota On February 12, 2018, some of the Dakota Kids 4-H’ers and a few of the Logan County Historical Society members participated in a padded hanger workshop by Jenny Yearous, Curator of Collections Management at the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The padded hangers will be used at the Logan County Historical Museum to hang vintage clothing and uniforms. Metal hangers were covered with batting and muslin so the vintage material could be protected from rust and helps them from stretching at the shoulders. Big thanks to all involved with this worthy service project! When working with vintage materials there are precautions that need to be taken in order to preserve the integrity of the garment. Here are some additional tips: • Take care in handling delicate fabrics. Make sure to wash your hands often as to not transfer grease, make-up or food stains from your hands to the clothing. • If possible, take off all jewelry that could catch or snag the cloth. This can cause unnecessary wear or holes that may become not repairable. • Hats can be stuffed with acid-free paper, and stored in trunks or boxes. Hats hold up quite well and using acid free paper to stuff and loosely wrap will keep them nice for CONTINUED ON PAGE C15

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LADAK'65

no fairweather friend Developed in Montana for Montana and intermountain conditions. Ladak’65 remains the best variety for dryland and limited moisture sites. A proven performer. Guaranteed genetic purity. Preinoculated - Ready to seed.

There are alfalfas and there are alfalfas. Some do well in one climate or region and just can’t make it in another. That’s why Ladak’65 is so right for the dryland, intermountain grower. Ladak’65 proves a real winner, offers winterhardiness you probably can’t match with any other strain.

Resists Bacteria Wilt

Its performance is in the records.

Preserving history another 100 years. Store in a cool, dry place. Alternatively, displaying them in an area where the sun will not hit them is also acceptable. • Never store vintage clothing in plastic bags–clothing needs to breathe. Old pillowcase/sheets work to cover your pieces. • Never use wire hangers–they will stretch your clothes and can rust, leading to discoloration. Instead, pad out wire or wooden hangers for your vintage pieces. • Fold heavy pieces such as beaded gowns and sweaters. Pad out the folds with acid-free tissue or cloth crumpled into “sausages” to keep the folds from making permanent creases. Try not to stack heavy folded items as this will cause unnecessary wrinkles and fold marks if stored for a long period of time. Light items can be stacked with a piece of tissue or cloth between the items. • Make sure your clothing is in a climate-controlled environment – dampness can cause mold and mildew and heat can cause discoloration. Both can attract unwanted pests and critters. • Any items with fur or wool should be stored in cedarcloset, chest, etc. • Keep fabrics away from light. Light will cause discoloration and fading over time. CONTINUED ON PAGE C16

Holds its vigor

In dry years, when moisture is light, Ladak’65 retains its vigor. Recovers fast when moisture comes to give you good tonnage in adverse conditions.

Animals love it

Outstanding palatability is one of the secrets of Ladak’65. Fine-stemmed and leafy, animals prefer Ladak’65.

LADAK’65 Winterhardy, high-yielding,

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In normal, dryland conditions Ladak’65 shows its colors fast. In ideal, irrigated conditions Ladak’65 may not prove your biggest yielder, but, when the going’s tough, moisture is limited, Ladak’65 will outperfom the rest.

wilt resistant and highly palatable. The intermountain grower can’t plant a better alfalfa!

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The deadline for phoning in advertising for the April 2018 issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be Wednesday, March 28. Phone (406) 271-5533.

EQUIPMENT & TRUCKS FOR SALE TRUCKS

2005 Kenworth W900 Cummins, 13 speed, new tires................................................ $30,000 2003 Freightliner M2106 300 hp, automatic, air ride, trailer puller............................. $20,000 2004 Peterbilt 378 Cat C15, 13 speed........................................................................ $25,000 2003 Mack CH600 460 hours, 13 speed..................................................................... $20,000 1994 Kenworth W900 Cat, 18 speed, day cab........................................................... $22,000 1989 Freightliner Cummins, 13 speed, lift axle, long frame....................................... $16,000

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LAND FOR SALE 1200 acres for sale in Toole County Selling by a sealed bid land sale Bids due March 29, 2018

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Viola Wolf stiching a hanger.

Preserving history CONTINUED FROM PAGE C15

On Saturday, March 3, the Napoleon Park Board is sponsoring a luncheon at the White Maid along with a vintage apron fashion show. The aprons are the collection of the Tri-County Tourism Alliance and an interesting note about those aprons is that Mary Ann Lehr, a Tri-County Tourism Alliance member from Lehr, carefully starched the aprons with cooked Argo Gloss Laundry Starch with a cube of Sateena wax added. Mary Ann’s mother was very meticulous with her laundry, usually using bluing for the whites and then carefully starching items with her cooked Argo starch. For more information on preserving heirlooms, you may contact Jenny Yearous at jyearous@nd.gov. For questions about this column or something else, you may contact me at the NDSU Extension Service office in Logan County at 754-2504 or email: carmen.rath.wald@ndsu.edu. I would be glad to help!

Chris Hansen, Jean Hansen, Betty Sperle & Gladys Marquart cutting and wrapping batting and fabric.

##### It’s illegal to go dancing in Fargo with a hat on. It is even illegal to wear a hat at a party where other people are dancing. It is also illegal in North Dakota to take a nap with your shoes on. After 11 pm, it is illegal to set off fireworks at Devil’s Lake in North Dakota.


Spring wheat variety performance summary in Montana CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

Variety testing procedures Locations Typically, the Advanced Spring Wheat nursery is planted at 8 Montana sites; including Bozeman (dryland), Kalispell (high rainfall), Havre (dryland), Sidney (dryland and irrigated), Huntley (dryland), Moccasin (dryland) and Conrad (dryland). Experimental Design and Data Collection Varieties currently recommended, widely grown, or recently released are evaluated for agronomic performance in the Advanced Spring Wheat nursery. Also evaluated in these nurseries are experimental breeding lines tested against the check varieties Agronomic data collected throughout the growing season includes heading date, plant height, lodging, disease and insect reactions. Experimental plots are trimmed, measured and harvested with small plot combines. The grain is weighed for yield and test weight. One trait important to wheat growers is resistance to the wheat stem sawfly. The major mode of resistance is a solid versus hollow stemmed variety. To evaluate this trait we cut several stems of each variety and score them on a scale of 1=hollow, 2=2/5 solid, 3=3/5 solid, 4=4/5 solid and 5=solid. The cuts are made in the center of each internode, so there are 5 scores per stem. The five scores are added up to get a total number ranging from 5=very hollow up to 25=very solid. Entries are submitted to the Cereal Quality Lab at MSU, Bozeman for protein, milling, baking and Asian

noodle quality evaluation as needed. Data is analyzed and summarized for each location and overall comparisons are made to determine which varieties and/or experimental lines look promising for Montana producers. When sufficient data is collected and analyzed, promising experimental lines are submitted to the MAES wheat variety release committee. Additional descriptive information on spring wheat varieties Hard Red Spring Wheats BRENNAN – Brennan was developed by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. and released to AgriPro Associates in 2009. Brennan was derived from the cross Reeder//China Scab #140/N90-0690. It is a hollow stemmed, semi dwarf, hard red spring variety that has shown good adaptation across the northern plains including several areas in Montana. It is resistant to stem and leaf rust and has good tolerance to leaf spotting diseases. Its scab rating is intermediate which would make it a good choice for use under irrigation. Brennan has acceptable overall bread making quality. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. CHOTEAU – Developed and released by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station in 2003. Choteau was derived from the cross of MT 9401/MT 9328. Choteau is a semidwarf hard red spring wheat with solid stems conferring tolerance to the wheat CONTINUED ON PAGE C18

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Spring wheat variety performance summary in Montana

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE C17

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stem sawfly. The spike is lax and tapered with white awns and glumes. Kernels are red, ovate with a medium crease and brush. Choteau is resistant to the prevalent race of stem rust in Montana. Choteau has good grain protein and acceptable milling and baking quality. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. CONAN – Developed and released by WestBred, LLC. in 1999. Conan was selected from the cross WestBred Rambo/ WestBred 906R. Conan is a sawfly tolerant, white chaffed, semi dwarf, hard red spring wheat. The spike is mid-dense, strap shaped and awned. The seeds are elliptical with rounded cheeks. The brush is long and collared. Conan is similar to WestBred Rambo in yield, but is 2 to 4 days earlier, .5 to .9 percentage points higher in protein, and has good milling and baking qualities. Conan is resistant to the prevalent races of stripe rust and leaf rust, and has shown good tolerance to Septoria and Tan spot. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act. CORBIN – Developed and released by WestBred, LLC in 2006. Corbin is a hard red spring wheat derived from the cross Border/Conan. This line is best adapted to the wheat stem sawfly areas of Montana. Corbin is a one gene semi-dwarf with moderately strong straw. Disease/sawfly ratings for Corbin show it to be moderately resistant to stripe rust and similar to Conan for sawfly

tolerance. Milling and baking quality is acceptable for the market class being grown in Montana, as determined by the MSU Quality Lab. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act. DUCLAIR – Developed and released by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station in 2011. Duclair was derived from a cross of Choteau//ND695/MT9433. Duclair is an awned semi dwarf hard red spring wheat heading one day earlier than and growing ~ one inch taller than Choteau. Duclair generally has more solid stems than Fortuna but slightly less than Choteau. Duclair is resistant to the prevalent races of stem rust and has moderately good resistance to stripe rust in Montana. Duclair exhibits acceptable milling and baking traits. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. EGAN – developed in response to identification of the orange wheat blossom midge (OWBM) as a serious yield and quality-reducing pest of spring wheat in the Flathead Valley. The source of resistance is a single gene, referred to as Sm1, which causes mortality of the young larvae feeding on developing seed. Egan has the pedigree (McNeal*5/Glupro)*2//CAP19/Choteau. Glupro was developed by North Dakota State University, and contains a chromosome segment from the wheat relative Triticum dicoccoides. CAP19 (Reeder/ CONTINUED ON PAGE C20


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Produce safety training set

By NDSU Extension Service Fruit and vegetable growers will have an opportunity to learn about produce safety during a training course set for April 5 at the North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown. The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is providing the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course in cooperation with the North Dakota Farmers Union. The training will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Providing safe food requires a field-to-fork approach,” says Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist. “We are pleased to have partnerships in providing this training for growers and educators. Connie Landis Fisk from Cornell University will lead the training. Holly Mawby from Dakota College at Bottineau and I will assist with the workshop.” Participants will learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Good Agricultural Practices audits, co-management of natural resources and food safety. This training is required for all producers who are not exempt from the FSMA regulations. Trainers will cover seven areas: • Introduction to produce safety • Worker health, hygiene and training • Soil amendments • Wildlife, domestic animals and land use • Agricultural water • Postharvest handling and sanitation • How to develop a farm food safety plan “I see this training as an excellent opportunity to not only get the training necessary under FSMA but also a chance to share their experiences with other growers,” says Jason McKenney, cooperative specialist with the North Dakota Farmers Union. “Even if a producer does not require training under the current regulations, I see this training as an opportunity for growers to add value to what they grow.” The training is an outcome of the North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension and Technical Assistance. The cost of the training is $25. Register online at https:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork. For more information, contact Garden-Robinson at 701231-7187 or julie.garden-robinson@ndsu.edu.

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Spring wheat variety performance summary in Montana CONTINUED FROM PAGE C18

BW-277) was developed by North Dakota University and contains the Sm1 gene for OWBM resistance. To avoid development of resistance in the OWBM to the effect of the Sm1 gene, Egan should be grown in a 90:10 blend with an OWBM-susceptible spring wheat variety. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. FORTUNA – Developed from the cross Rescue/Chinook/3/(Frontana//Kenya58/ Newthatch made at North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station with the Crops Research Division of USDA cooperating. A joint North Dakota-Montana release was made in 1966. Fortuna is beardless with white chaff and straw. It is a solid-stemmed variety, resistant to the wheat stem sawfly. Fortuna is susceptible to Septoria and black chaff fungus. It has acceptable baking properties. JEDD – Jedd was developed by WestBred, LLC from the cross4*Hank//SWP965-001/ Teal11A and released in 2008. Jedd contains two patented genes (L1B S653N and L1D S653N) that confer tolerance to the BASF grass herbicide “Beyond” (imazimox). Jedd is semidwarf with good lodging resistance and is medium in heading and maturity. Jedd yields well and has good test weight. Jedd is moderately susceptible to races of stripe rust in western Montana and has good tolerance to Hessian fly biotypes inWashington, but the reaction is unknown for Montana biotypes. Jedd has average grain protein and acceptable milling and baking quality.

This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. KELBY – Kelby was developed by AgriPro and released to AgriPro Associates in 2006. Kelby was derived from the cross N97-00117/3/n92-0098//Sumai 3/Dalen. It is a hollow stemmed, semidwarf, hard red spring wheat. Kelby is an early heading spring wheat and maintains a good test weight across locations. Kelby has the Asian background (Sumai 3) for fusarium head blight resistance giving it an intermediate scab tolerance. It is resistant to stem and leaf rust and shows good tolerance to leaf spotting diseases. It shows moderate susceptibility to stripe rust. Kelby is susceptible to damage by the wheat stem sawfly. Grain protein of Kelby is good and the milling and baking quality is acceptable. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. LANNING – ‘Lanning’ hard red spring wheat was released by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station due to its yield potential in dryland areas of Montana and its superior end-use quality. Lanning was derived from the cross ‘Glenn’/MT0747 by single seed descent beginning in the F2 generation. Lanning has grain yield similar to ‘Vida’ with higher grain protein and stronger gluten characteristics than Vida. Lanning is hollow-stemmed, suggesting that it will be susceptible to damage caused CONTINUED ON PAGE C23


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USDA investing millions in wildfire and water

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly $32 million this year to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore healthy forest ecosystems in 24 states and Puerto Rico. More than $690,000 of that funding will support the Capital 360 forestry project in Montana. Since 2013, USDA has invested $176 million in 56 Joint Chief’s Landscape Restoration Partnership projects, which focus on areas where public forests and grasslands intersect with privately-owned lands. “Through Joint Chiefs, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) works with agricultural producers and forest landowners to improve forest health using available Farm Bill conservation programs, and the Forest Service enhances forest health on public lands -- stitching together a larger footprint of healthy ecosystems in priority areas,” said Tom Hedt, NRCS acting state conservationist in Montana Along with mitigating fire risk, Joint Chiefs’ projects work to improve water quality by restoring healthy forests and grasslands. In Montana, the funding will support the Capital 360 project in the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest. The Capital 360 effort builds on prior successful, smaller-scale fuels reduction projects to improve forest health in the Upper Tenmile Creek watershed and portions of the Prickly Pear, which supply water to Helena and East Helena. Private woodland owners in these project areas may be eligible for financial assistance from the NRCS to perform forest conservation practices on their land. Contact a local USDA Service Center to learn more. ##### Something strange happened recently in northwest Siberia: Mysterious, giant snowballs began washing up on a beach along the Gulf of Ob. It turns out the ice orbs were formed naturally by the rolling motions of wind and water. With some spheres reaching nearly 3 feet in width, you wouldn’t want to use this frozen ammunition in a snowball fight.

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Golden Triangle Barley Update provides vision for the industry future

By MSU Extension The future direction of the barley industry was the emphasis of discussion at the February 15 Golden Triangle Barley Update in Conrad. The triennial event is a collaboration between MSU Extension and industry representatives. Nearly 75 growers and industry representatives from across the Golden Triangle braved the winter roads on the way to Conrad to hear from experts. Kent McVay, agronomist with the MSU Southern Ag Research Center in Huntley, started the presentations with an overview of current research they are conducting on crop rotations and fertilizer efficiency effects on malt barley production characteristics. Laura Demmel, National Association of Conservation Districts from Bozeman, discussed a new national initiative to highlight the sustainability of barley production, called Field to Market. The staff from the Western Triangle Ag Research Center were on hand over the lunch hour to discuss their efforts in monitoring insect pests across the Golden Triangle. After lunch, Dr. Anton Bekkerman, MSU Ag Economist, discussed the decision-making process growers need to utilize when determining which crops to plant. Dr. Jamie Sherman listed her goals of breeding a high production low protein barley, with a better enzyme makeup, quicker hydration without increasing field sprouting, and eventually a winter barley. On the recommendation of growers, she may start looking into low temperature germination and seedling survivability in cold climates. Collin Watters, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, gave an informative discussion covering industry trends. In the past, the US exported more barley, but now is exporting malt. Most of the malt export goes to Mexico, where it used to make beer and then exported back to the US. Nationally, feed barley use has been replaced by corn. The US is becoming a smaller producer on the world level, as Ukraine and other former Soviet Bloc states are trying to dominate world supply. Saudi Arabia and China are the largest barley importers in the world. Watters discussed how there have been many changes in brand ownership, market share, and companies over the recent past. Domestically, the import and craft brewer share of the beer market has been increasing and beer has been losing market share to spirits and wine in the US market since 2000. On the bright side, world stocks are declining slightly, after several years of oversupply. Food barley can be bred to have a high percentages of heart healthy beta glucans and that market is growing, especially in Asia. Researchers are currently developing new flavored barley varieties to give beer new taste options. Organizations are working on increasing the amount of malt exported, but this might continue to decrease our domestic sales. Collin Watters wrapped up his CONTINUED ON PAGE C24


Spring wheat variety performance summary in Montana CONTINUED FROM PAGE C20

by the wheat stem sawfly (Cephus cinctus Nort.). This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. McNEAL – Developed from the cross RS6880/Glenman made by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station. It was released in March 1995. McNeal is a semi dwarf, hard red spring wheat with red chaff and tan straw. The spike is awned and mid-dense. The glumes are reddish brown with some white on the outer edges of the lemma and palea. Kernels are red, ovate, medium length with a short brush. The cheeks are slightly rounded with a medium crease. Under Montana growing conditions McNeal is moderately resistant to lodging. It is moderately resistant to prevalent races of stem rust and wheat streak mosaic virus. McNeal is moderately susceptible to leaf rust and stripe rust. It is susceptible to Russian wheat aphid and the wheat stem sawfly. Under some climatic conditions one white chaffed plant per 2,000 plants may appear in the field. McNeal’s milling and baking qualities are acceptable by industry. MOTT – Developed by North Dakota State University and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2009. Mott was released primarily for its resistance to the wheat stem sawfly and adaptation to the western region of North Dakota. It is a medium-tall, awned wheat that matures approximately 2 days later than Reeder and Choteau. Mott is susceptible to moderately susceptible to prevalent races

of leaf rust. It is resistant to moderately resistant to prevalent races of stem rust. It is susceptible to tan spot and resistant to Stagonospora leaf blotch. Mott has good milling and baking characteristics and better than average grain protein content. NS PRESSER CLP – ‘NS Presser CLP’ hard red spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and released in 2016 to the commercial partner Northern Seed LLC. NS Presser CLP is a two-gene Clearfield wheat intended for use with the selective imidazolinone herbicide imazamox (Beyond, BASF Corp.). NS Presser CLP was developed by a single backcross of alleles for resistance to the imidazolinone herbicide class into the recurrent parent ‘Vida’. Yield trials at sites in Montana showed that NS Presser CLP has yield potential under dryland production similar to Vida. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. ONEAL – ONeal is a hard red spring wheat developed by WestBred, LLC from the cross McNeal/WestBred 906R and was released in 2008. ONeal is a hollow stemmed, semidwarf wheat with red chaff. ONeal heads about the same as McNeal and one day later than Choteau. ONeal is susceptible to stripe rust. Test weight of ONeal is average with grain protein, milling and baking traits similar to McNeal. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety ProtecCONTINUED ON PAGE C26

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Golden Triangle Barley Update provides vision for the industry future CONTINUED FROM PAGE C22

presentation by discussing the possible development of packing houses in Montana, which could lead to more feedlots thereby increasing barley use as feed. An industry panel consisting of Alan Slate from ABInBev, Kris Smelser from Miller Coors, Reed Gibson from Malteurop, and Ryan Pfeifle of Farm Power Malt gave overviews of their operations and answered producer questions. They all agreed one advantage malt barley had in the current production system is that malt barley breeding programs were very open, sharing, and collaborative. They rely heavily on public/private partnerships and not one company withholds germplasm for their own proprietary use. There is an industry effort to develop a lower protein, higher yielding dryland variety to replace Hockett, which has had some issues with saturation in the malt process. They are not going to replace Hockett completely but are looking for options to blend with it. There is also a push to look for varieties that improve sustainability, especially in water use for marketing purposes. They all discussed how consumers are placing more emphasis on source verification and sustainability and we may see an organic beer in the future. Everyone encouraged producers to continue to utilize crop rotations to offset lost contract acres, especially because there are no guarantees those contracts will return to historic levels. They did comment on the fact that the last few years have been hard on producers and local company staff, and everyone hopes they can reduce farm storage time and improve returns to producers. The event including lunch and refreshments were made possible through the generous support of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, American Malting Barley Association, Malteurop, Miller Coors, Centrol LLC, and MSU Extension. ##### In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.


Breeding program responds to a warmer Montana

By Jenny Lavey, MSU News Service Montana State University’s (MSU) spring wheat breeding program is working to meet a warmer future. Luther Talbert, spring wheat breeder in MSU’s Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology in the College of Agriculture, shared research highlights at a January lecture about Montana’s cornerstone cereal crop faring in a variable and warming climate. The lecture, hosted by the Montana Institute on Ecosystems, a statewide institute on ecosystem sciences housed at MSU, focused on traditional wheat breeding techniques that can help Montana grain growers remain profitable despite increasing temperatures and the challenges that come with a longer growing season. “The goal of the spring wheat breeding program is try to be steps ahead of what’s next,” Talbert said. “There are always pests and diseases, but climate and temperature changes are variable and hard to forecast. What we know for sure is that we need to breed for climate variability tolerance.” In 2009, Talbert and Susan Lanning, former MSU research associate, analyzed weather data from seven agricultural research centers in distinct locations across Montana. The research centers are part of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and are located strategically across Montana’s diverse climatological and agricultural environments. Data points from the centers reached back to 1950, providing 58 consecutive years of detailed, monthly weather data across Montana. The centers each serve as authorized weather stations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and some have archived climate data that date back to the late 1800s. According to Talbert, the collated data from the research centers showed that March temperatures in Montana have increased 7-degrees Fahrenheit (http://www.climatecentral. org/gallery/graphics/montana_average_march_temperature) since 1950. “It’s was pretty remarkable to see that because we weren’t expecting that much of a change over the years,” Talbert said. “Most farmers know, at least informally, seasonal temperatures have changed over time, but here we had this verified climate data set for Montana and it was showing a consistent uptick in March temperatures each year.” Warmer March temperatures, according to Talbert, mean an earlier planting season for spring wheat farmers because the ground thaws earlier. The earlier the planting season, the longer the growing season. However, Talbert and Lanning also found that July temperatures were increasing over the years, though not as significantly as March temperatures, based on the weather station data Talbert and Lanning tracked the yield of a spring wheat variety called Thatcher, which the research centers have been growing since the 1950s. “The value of Thatcher is that we had a common factor, so we could look at the impact on weather variation on a specific variety over the years,” he said. By tracking the success and yield of Thatcher alongside climate data, Talbert and Lanning found that a warmer March was a positive element, while a hotter July was not. “A longer growing season is good news for farmers, but it gets risky when the temperatures also get hotter in July,” Talbert said. “So, on one hand, farmers can get their spring wheat seed in the ground earlier, but on the later end of the growing season, the plant becomes stressed if gets too hot.” During July and early August, a spring wheat plant is undergoing grain fill, about a four-week process when the wheat kernel increases in size and matures enough for adequate baking and milling. If the temperatures are too hot during this process, the plant can become too stressed to adequately complete its full potential in the growth cycle. “Basically, if it gets too hot, the plant’s leaves turn brown, photosynthesis stops, the wheat kernel stops growing and you’re not going to have as big of a yield,” Talbert said. “Unfortunately, hotter temperatures during grain fill often go hand-in-hand with drought conditions.” Last summer, Montana farmers saw one of the worst droughts in recent history, resulting in an estimated reduction in grain yield by about 40 percent, according to the USDA. Wheat yields count for a lot, given that Montana is the nation’s second-highest producer of spring wheat, exporting 75 percent of its wheat to Asian markets, according to the USDA. “Montana’s calling card in many ways is hard wheat with high protein and strong baking and milling qualities, which CONTINUED ON PAGE C28

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Spring wheat variety performance summary in Montana CONTINUED FROM PAGE C23

tion Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. REEDER – Developed by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station from the cross IAS#4/H567.71//Stoa/3/ND674. Reeder was released in 1999. Reeder is an awned, semi dwarf hard red spring wheat. Reeder yields well especially in northeastern Montana and western North Dakota. Reeder has resistance to the upper Midwest races of stem and leaf rust. Milling and baking qualities are acceptable. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. SY TYRA – SY Tyra is a hard red spring wheat initially developed at Montana State University for release by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. It originated from a marker assisted backcross project with the final cross as Choteau/4*Norpro. It has a semi-solid stem which confers some tolerance to the wheat stem sawfly. Yield performance has been very good statewide. Test weight has been very high averaging one pound heavier than Choteau. It has medium maturity similar to Reeder. It is a short semi dwarf with very good straw strength. Overall milling and baking characteristics are acceptable. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. SY SOREN – SY Soren is a hollow stemmed, hard red spring wheat developed by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. and released to AgriPro Associates in 2011. PVP, Title V

certificate was issued in 2012. SY Soren was derived from the cross Norpro/Kelby. It has medium maturity and very good test weight. It is a short semi-dwarf, similar to Brennan. Straw strength is very good, between Kelby and Kuntz. It is resistant to stem rust and moderately resistant to leaf rust. It has very good tolerance to Fusarium head blight. Overall quality of SY Soren is acceptable. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. VIDA – Vida was derived from the cross of Scholar/Reeder made in 1998 by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station. Vida was released in 2005. Vida is a high yielding hard red spring with moderate resistance to leaf and stripe rust but is moderately susceptible to stem rust. Vida is a semi dwarf wheat with white glumes and awns. Kernels are red, ovate with rounded cheeks and a mid-deep crease. Vida has good milling and baking characteristics. This variety is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and can only be sold or advertised by variety name as a class of certified seed. VOLT – Volt is a hard red spring wheat developed by Dr. Peter Franck with the plant breeding company, PZO Pflanzenzucht Oberlimpurg, in Germany and has been thoroughly tested by WestBred,LLC and released in 2008. Volt is a high yielding semi dwarf wheat under irrigated conditions with good tolerance to stripe rust and CONTINUED ON PAGE C34


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Breeding program responds to a warmer Montana

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global markets want,” Talbert said. “So, essentially, warmer temperatures have the ability to cause an economic impact that will be felt at the farm level first.” Talbert has worked in MAES and MSU’s College of Agriculture for 30 years. Thanks to funding originating from farmer checkoff contributions to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, Talbert and his spring wheat breeding program have developed some of Montana’s top-planted wheat varieties, bred specifically for high yield in dry conditions. One important genetic advancement has been the incorporation of genes that help the wheat plant stay-green longer during the grain fill process. These “stay-green” traits help the wheat plant fight back against July heat by continuing to fill seeds in hot conditions and result in high yields, according to Talbert. One popular variety with the stay-green trait is named Vida. Vida also has genes that cause a semi-solid stem, incorporated from an earlier variety named Scholar. The semisolid stem gives the plant some resistance to the Wheat Stem Sawfly, one of the most costly agricultural pests in Montana. Montana producers planted 2.3 million acres of spring wheat for harvest in 2016, of which 18.8 percent was Vida. It was the

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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) believe that the introduction of a renewable portfolio standard for electricity production can inadvertently reduce green energy use. Renewable portfolio standards are mandates for electricity providers to procure a certain percent of electricity from renewable sources. In the United States these policies are developed at the state level and details vary by state. Researchers Karina Schoengold and Konstantinos Giannakas in Nebraska’s Department of Agricultural Economics, and Suparna Bhattacharya of the Public Utility Commission of Oregon found that when standards are implemented, some consumers will curtail their voluntary use of green power. This is expected to be the case especially in states where consumers value green power, already purchase green power in voluntary markets, and the price difference between green and conventional power is low. “In these cases, there may be economic benefits of renewable portfolio standards but there are very little environmental benefits,” said Schoengold, an associate professor. The researchers believe that in states like Nebraska, with low voluntary use of green power and plentiful wind energy, a renewable portfolio standard is likely to increase both green power use and conventional power prices. “If a state wants to increase green energy use, a cap and trade or carbon tax policy is a better way of reaching that goal,” Schoengold said. “A renewable portfolio standard is a second-best policy that works in some circumstances.” The results of the study were published in a recent issue of Energy Economics (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ article/pii/S0140988317300774). Funding for the research was provided by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Division at Nebraska. ##### In Seattle, WA it is against the law to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.

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Salmon use geomagnetic field to learn which way is up

By Chris Branam, Oregon State University Extension Service Researchers who confirmed in recent years that salmon use the Earth’s geomagnetic field to guide their long-distance migrations have found that the fish also use the field for a much simpler and smaller-scale migration: When the young emerge from gravel nests to reach surface waters. The study is published in the journal Biology Letters (http:// rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/14/2/20170752). The findings have important implications for understanding how salmon navigate across the wide range of habitats they encounter. “From very early on in the life cycle, salmon have the ability to detect and respond to geomagnetic information,” said David Noakes, director of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center and senior author on the study. “This matters because we need to know how rearing conditions might impact the fish, particularly in the case of hatcheries – where we already have some evidence that exposure to unnatural magnetic fields can disrupt the ability of steelhead trout to orient appropriately.” The Oregon Hatchery Research Center is a collaborative research project of Oregon State University (OSU), where Noakes is a professor and senior scientist in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Michelle Scanlan, faculty research assistant at OSU and co-lead author on the study, said, “We show that the magnetic sense in salmon can be used for three-dimensional orientation – as a map, a compass and an indication of which way is up.” When salmon spawn, the mothers bury their fertilized eggs in gravel “redds” where they incubate for weeks or months. Upon hatching, the young salmon remain in the gravel until they deplete residual yolk stores, after which they emerge from the gravel and live above the substrate in the open water of the stream or river. The newly-hatched fish appear to use the direction of magnetic field lines to help determine which way is up. This finding indicates that magnetic cues are used for threedimensional orientation across a wide range of spatial scales and habitats. “Getting out of the gravel is not as easy as it might seem, but it is of critical importance,” said Noakes, who in previous studies examined the role of temperature, light, and water current on salmon emergence. “All could be used by the fish, but none was essential,” he said. “In the absence of these cues, fish still moved out of the gravel. Now we have the answer to that.” The research team constructed a system of copper-wire coils through which a very low electric current could be run to precisely control the magnetic field surrounding fish. Experiments were carried out under complete darkness and in still water. Within the coil system, fish that were developmentally ready to move into surface waters were placed at the bottom of plastic tubes that had been filled with clear glass marbles, to mimic gravel. The researchers measured the height fish moved up in the tubes over a 30-minute period. One group of salmon were exposed to the normal magnetic field in Oregon and another group of salmon to an inverted magnetic field. Fish in the normal magnetic field moved significantly further up the tubes than did those that experienced the inverted magnetic field. The team ruled out the possibility that fish were simply startled by the sudden change in electromagnetic conditions by running the same amount of electric current required to invert the magnetic field in the opposite direction. “Given that only inverting the magnetic field influenced fish movement, it seems salmon use the direction of field lines to orient vertically during their emergence from gravel – our findings are difficult to interpret in any other way,” said Nathan Putman, senior scientist at LGL Ecological Research Associates in Bryan, Texas, and co-lead author on the study. Study collaborators included researchers in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; the University of Washington and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study was funded by Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Hatchery Research Center and OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. ##### North Dakota has the highest percentage of church-going population in the country. It also has more churches per capita than any other state.

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Arizona The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2017 totaled 19,600, unchanged from the 2016 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 25.9 million acres, was unchanged from the 2016 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,321 acres, unchanged from the previous year. Colorado The number of farms and ranches in Colorado in 2017 totaled 33,800, unchanged from the 2016 estimate. Total land in farms in Colorado, at 31.8 million acres, was up less than one-half percent from the 2016 estimate. The average size of farm was 941 acres, compared to 938 acres the previous year. Montana The number of farms and ranches in Montana in 2017 totaled 27,100, down 300 operations from the 2016 estimate. Total land in farms in Montana, at 59.8 million acres, was up less than one-half percent from the 2016 estimate. The average size of farm was 2,207 acres, compared to 2,179 acres the previous year. New Mexico The number of farms and ranches in New Mexico in 2017 totaled 24,700, up 100 operations from the 2016 estimate. Total land in farms in New Mexico, at 43.3 million acres, was up less than one-half percent from the 2016 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,753 acres, compared to 1,756 acres the previous year. Utah The number of farms and ranches in Utah in 2017 totaled 18,200, up 100 operations from the 2016 estimate. Total land in farms in Utah at 11.0 million acres, was unchanged from the 2016 estimate. The average size of farm was 604 acres, compared to 608 acres the previous year. Wyoming The number of farms and ranches in Wyoming in 2017 totaled 11,400, down 200 operations from the 2016 estimate. Total land in farms in Wyoming, at 30.2 million acres, was down less than one-half percent from the 2016 estimate. The average size of farm was 2,649 acres, compared to 2,612 acres the previous year. United States The number of farms in the United States for 2017 is estimated at 2.05 million, down 12 thousand farms from 2016. Total land in farms, at 910 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2016. The average farm size for 2017 is 444 acres, up 2 acres from the previous year. Farm numbers and land in farms are differentiated by six economic sales classes. Farms and ranches are classified into these six sales classes by summing the sales of agricultural products and government program payments. Sales class breaks occur at $10,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000, and $1,000,000. Producers were asked during the 2017 mid-year surveys to report the value of sales based on production during the 2016 calendar year. Point Farms are farms that did not have the required minimum $1,000 in sales for the year to qualify as a farm, but had sufficient crops and livestock to normally have sales of $1,000 or more. Point Farms are assigned a sales class based on the sum of the agricultural point (dollar) values assigned to the quantity of commodities produced but not sold. The 2012 Census of Agriculture showed that 428,810 farms or 20.3 percent of the 2.11 million farms were Point Farms. These Point Farms operated 63.0 million acres or 6.9 percent of the 914.5 million acres of farmland. Number of farms declined by 12 thousand from 2016. The number of farms in Sales Classes $100,000 - $249,999 and $1,000,000 or more increased while all other sales classes declined. Fifty percent of all farms had less than $10,000 in sales. Eighty percent of all farms had less than $100,000 in sales. Eight percent of all farms had sales of $500,000 or more. CONTINUED ON PAGE C38

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exclusively to WestBred-Monsanto with PVP title V protection. HRS 3504 is a hard red spring wheat developed for CROPLAN by WinField United from a cross of Brogan / Howard. US Patent certificate was issued in 2015. HRS 3504 is being released as having medium short height and maturity, and average protein and test weight. Its straw strength is excellent and it’s resistant to stripe and leaf rust. It is CROPLAN’s best for bacterial leaf streak and pre-sprouting tolerance. HRS 3504 has average grain protein and acceptable milling and baking quality. HRS 3504 is currently licensed exclusively to CROPLAN by WinField United and protected under the US patent law. Seed can only be used as quality assured grown by variety name HRS 3530 is a hard red spring wheat developed for CROPLAN by WinField United from a cross of Samson / Faller. US Patent certificate was issued in 2015. HRS 3530 is being released as having medium tall height and medium maturity, and very good protein and test weight. Its straw strength is good and it is resistant to stripe, stem and leaf rust. It has good tolerance to fusarium and bacterial leaf streak. HRS 3530 has above average grain protein and acceptable milling and baking quality. HRS 3530 is currently licensed exclusively to CROPLAN by WinField United and protected under the US patent law. Seed can only be used as quality assured grown by variety name. HRS 3616 is a hard red spring wheat developed for CROPLAN by WinField United CONTINUED ON PAGE C40


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By USDA Office of Communications U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently unveiled Farmers.gov, the new interactive one-stop website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Farmers.gov is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming months to allow agricultural producers to make appointments with USDA offices, file forms, and apply for USDA programs. The website, launched at a breakfast hosted by the Michigan Farm Bureau, gathers together the three agencies that comprise USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation mission area: the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Risk Management Agency. “Many farmers are out in their fields using equipment that is connected to satellite and GPS technology, yet when they need to interact with USDA, they have to stop, fill out a paper form, and fax or carry it to their local office. That is a real digital divide,” Perdue said. “Our staff is friendly, and they love to see farmers in person, but they know that time is valuable. Producers are working hard to make their farms profitable, so these tools will help get the paperwork done without taking a big chunk out of the day to fill out forms.” Farmers.gov is mobile device-friendly and can identify for farmers the most convenient USDA office locations. New functions will be added shortly, including an interactive calendar, farming success stories, an online appointment feature, digital forms, and a business data dashboard. Additionally, when the 2018 Farm Bill is signed into law, there will be plain language program descriptions and a tool to determine eligibility. “As I’ve traveled to 32 states in my first nine months as Secretary of Agriculture, I have consistently heard people express a desire for greater use of technology in the way we deliver programs at USDA,” Perdue said. “It’s my goal to make USDA the most effective, most efficient, most customer-focused department in the entire federal government, and Farmers.gov is a big step in that direction.”

##### In 2009, all field crops harvested in the state of Montana were valued at 1.8 billion dollars.

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Farms and land in farms CONTINUED FROM PAGE C33

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Land in farms, at 910 million acres, was down 1 million acres from 2016. The biggest change for 2017 is that producers in Sales Class $1,000,000 or more operated 1.3 million more acres than in 2016. Similar to the previous year, in 2017 over 30 percent of all farmland was operated by farms with less than $100,000 in sales. Forty-one percent of all farmland was operated by farms with sales of $500,000 or more. The average farm size continued to increase in 2017 as the number of farms declined more than land in farms. The overall average size increased by 2 acres to 444 acres per farm. Average farm sizes increased in the $250,000 - $499,999, $500,000 - $999,999, and $1,000,000 or more sales classes and decreased or remained unchanged in the others. USDA’s definition of a farm is “any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the year.” Government payments are included in sales. Ranches, institutional farms, experimental and research farms, and Indian Reservations are included as farms. Places with the entire acreage enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), and other government conservation programs are counted as farms. The definition of a farm was first established in 1850 and has changed nine times since. The current definition was first used for the 1974 Census. Land in farms consists of agricultural land used for crops, pasture, or grazing. Also included is woodland and wasteland not actually under cultivation or used for pasture or grazing, provided it was part of the farm operator’s total operation. Land in farms includes acres in CRP, WRP, and other government conservation programs.

Ear Muff Day

Date When Celebrated: Always March 13 Ear Muff Day celebrates a warm invention...the ear muff! People in cold climates can really appreciate this day. And, they are ever so thankful to the person who created the ear muff. If you live in Florida, you might not even know what an ear muff is. Ear muffs keep your ears warm, and protect you from ear infections and earaches resulting from icy cold wind and weather. Manufacturers have responded to their popularity with a variety of designs and colors, making one to fit almost anyone’s personality. It is really easy to celebrate Ear Muff Day.... just wear your ear muffs! Origin of “Ear Muff Day”: Big-eared Chester Greenwood is the father of the Earmuff. Greenwood patented the “Champion Ear Protector” on March 13, 1877. It later became known as “ear mufflers”, and was eventually shortened to “earmuffs”. We wonder... Why celebrate Ear Muff Day in March? We believe it would have been more appreciated if it was held in January or February, during the coldest days of the winter.


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2014 Cat 236D 1820 hours, enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, air ride and heated cloth seat, ride control, hydraulic coupler, 2-speed travel, new tires, 72” bucket with new bolt on cutting edge, recent service, very nice condition. Located in Spearfish, SD................... ..........Asking Price $34,500

Spring wheat variety performance summary in Montana CONTINUED FROM PAGE C34

from a cross of Kuntz / Norpro. PVP certificate was issued in 2016. HRS 3616 is being released as having high protein, medium height and medium early maturity, and very good test weight. Its straw strength is very good and it is resistant to stem and leaf rust. HRS 3616 has above average grain protein and acceptable milling and baking quality. It has shown to have very good yields in western geographies. HRS 3616 is currently licensed exclusively to CROPLAN by WinField United and protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act. Seed can only be used as quality assured grown by variety name. PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION (PVP) The developer of a new distinct variety may obtain protection (essentially a patent) for that variety if he/she chooses to do so, provided the variety meets the requirements of the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970. This Act permits the owner or developer of a variety to prohibit others from selling, sexually multiplying, using for propagation for seed, or using to produce a hybrid, seed of his variety. Two options, for plant variety protection, are available to the developer of the variety. Under the first option, the developer of the variety or his/her agent may sell either certified or uncertified seed of the variety. If the developer of the variety has reason to believe that anyone is infringing on his/ her rights, he/she may resort to civil action.

The other option (“certification option”) for protecting a variety utilizes the provision of Title V of the Federal Seed Act. A variety protected in this manner may be sold by variety name only as a class of certified seed. It is the responsibility of the seller to inform the buyer if the variety is protected. Each container of seed sold should be labeled with a tag indicating the type of protection which the owner has. Under the first option, the label will state: “Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited - U.S. Protected Variety.” If the owner of the variety has chosen the other option for variety protection, the label will state, “Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited - To be Sold by Variety Name Only as a Class of Certified Seed - U.S. Protected Variety.” PLEASE NOTE: Varieties protected under the PVP act, as amended in 1994, can no longer can be sold without permission of the variety owner (the farmer exemption has been excluded)’ A complete listing of all protected varieties is available in the “Official Journal of the Plant Variety Protection Office” which may be obtained upon request from: Plant Variety Protection Office Warehouse Division, AMS U.S. Dept. of Agriculture National Agricultural Library Beltsville, MD 20705 Phone: (301) 504-5518 Internet: http://www.ams.usda.gov/science/pvpo/pvpindex.htm CONTINUED ON PAGE C42


Factors affecting wheat production decisions

Written collaboratively by Tong Wang, David Hennessy, and Hongli Feng (Michigan State University) Recent USDA data shows that during the past 3 years acres devoted to wheat production continue declining in both South Dakota and North Dakota (USDA, 2018). As indicated in Table 1, South Dakota wheat acres experienced a remarkable decrease of 31.5% during the past 3 years, compared with a relatively mild drop of 16.4% by North Dakota. According to Lee (2018), winter wheat planting acres in South Dakota hit the lowest record in 45 years. Schnitkey (2017) attributes the dwindling acres of wheat to the relatively higher profitability of corn and soybean, compared to wheat. The demand for corn from ethanol industry and improved seed varieties for corn also greatly boosted corn production, which in return decreased wheat production (Lee, 2017). In this regard, our 2015 land use survey conducted in Eastern Dakotas offers some insight on producers’ wheat production decisions from the producers’ perspective. The survey solicited information on producers’ previous production decisions, as well as perceptions towards infrastructures supporting crop production. The term infrastructure defined in our survey include transportation, market outlets, equipment and agronomic services to support production of different agricultural products. Overall, 1026 out of 3000 selected agricultural producers responded to our survey, and their responses revealed from the producers’ standpoint the factors that contribute to or go against wheat growing decisions.

##### Top Agriculture Products in North Dakota: 1. Wheat 2. Soybeans 3. Corn 4. Cattle and calves 5. Sugar beets ##### The motto, “Strength from the Soil,” appears on North Dakota’s coat of arms and governor’s flag.

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Perceived Infrastructure Change Figure 1 depicts the producers’ perception of infrastructure change that supported corn, soybean and wheat over the past 10 years. Compared to corn and soybean, a higher proportion of producers’ choice for wheat production infrastructure fell under categories of “much worse”, “somewhat worse”, and “about the same.” Correspondingly, fewer respondents chose “somewhat better” and “much better” for wheat infrastructure, when compared to the ratings of corn and soybean infrastructures. Overall, most producers believe the infrastructure for corn and soybean has improved, or at least stayed about the same. This explains to a large degree the increasing corn and soybean acres. For wheat production, however, the majority of producers (55%) believed it to be the same over the past 10 years, with an almost equal proportion (close to 20%) of the rest choosing either ‘somewhat better’ or ‘somewhat worse’. Only 6% believed it is ‘much better’ while 3% believed it became ‘much worse’.

Figure 1. Perceived infrastructure change for corn, soybean and wheat production over the past 10 years (2006-2015).

Perceived Infrastructure Change & Wheat Production Decisions Perception on infrastructure change can greatly affect wheat production decisions. Figure 2 depicts the wheat production status of producers for each perceived infrastructure change category. For example, out of 33 producers who believed that wheat infrastructure became much worse, only 20% grew wheat every year; however, out of 50 producers who believe there was a much better infrastructure, more than 60% chose to grow wheat. Therefore, even though input and output prices certainly play a role in crop production decisions, the role of infrastructure change cannot be overlooked. Our findings suggest those who perceived there is better infrastructure that support wheat production in their region are more likely to grow wheat. Given the effect of perceived infrastructure change on wheat production Figure CONTINUED ON PAGE C43

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Swathers

Spring wheat variety performance summary in Montana CONTINUED FROM PAGE C40

2008 New Holland H8080 15-ft. swather, 2420 hours, very sharp...............................................................................$62,500 New Holland HW340 discbine swather............................$49,500 New Holland HW320 14-ft. head, 1026 hours, very nice.$43,000 2007 Hesston 9345 16-ft. swather, 3300 hours................$39,500

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New Holland 1085 balewagon, very straight....................$52,000 New Holland 1079 diesel balewagon...............................$60,000 New Holland 1075 gas.....................................................$26,500 1988 New Holland 1068 rebuilt diesel..............................$47,500 New Holland 1068 rebuilt late model, nice.......................$47,500 2007 New Holland BW28 balewagon, 4500 hours..........$90,000 2-New Holland 1068 diesel, late models............$35,000-$40,000 New Holland 1068 gas balewagon with MilStak clamp for 3x4 bales.............................................................................$28,000 5-New Holland S1049 bale wagons........................$7500-19,500 New Holland Super 1049 balewagon..............................$18,500 2012 New Holland 1037 balewagon like new..................$46,000 2006 New Holland 1037 balewagon, sharp.....................$35,000 6-New Holland 1037 balewagons, rebuilt...... $18,000 to $25,000 New Holland 1033s rebuilt balewagons.............$10,500-$13,000 New Holland 1032 rebuilt.................................................$10,500 New Holland 1032 pull type.............................................$10,500

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Freeman 370 baler Deutz engine, 13” x 22” bale chamber... $15,000 2-Freeman 330SP balers, 13” x 22” bale chamber...$10,000 each 4-Freeman 330 balers, 1 with Deutz, 3 hydraulic drive, 13” x 22” bale chamber..........................................................$6500 each Hesston 4590 square baler, good condition.....................$13,000 2008 New Holland BB9080 3x4 square baler. 26,000 bales..$67,500 New Holland BR780 round baler with net wrap, nice.......$16,500 New Holland 55, 56, 258, 259 & 260 rakes. Several to choose from.......................................................... From $600 to $4500

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Montana Auction Company wins big at the MAA Marketing Competition

Baker auctioneer J.K. Kinsey, of Kinsey Auctioneers & Real Estate, recently scored a huge success at the 2018 Montana Auctioneers Convention Marketing Competition. The 2018 Montana Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition was held recently in conjunction with the MAA annual convention in Bozeman, Montana. Auction professionals from across the state submitted their best auction marketing from 2017 in five different categories. Color Brochure - Poster, Postcard, Black & White News Paper Ad, Company Brochure and Digital Website. Five professional judges placed Kinsey Auctioneers & Real Estate 1st place in three of the five divisions. 1st place in the Postcard Division, 1st place Black & White News Paper Ad Division and 1st place Company Brochure Division. “Marketing is a huge part of what makes an auction event successful”, “It’s not uncommon to see buyers from Texas, New Hampshire, Alaska, California, Illinois, Washington and surrounding states and even foreign countries attend our auctions. We attribute that to our world class marketing” Kinsey Said. Kinsey Auctioneers & Real Estate enables sellers to effectively and successfully market their agricultural real estate and

equipment assets. We showcase your assets on our platform and bring buyers and sellers together. Kinsey Auctioneers & Real Estate specialize in the sale of Agricultural Equipment and Real Estate. Kinsey holds the Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) and Auction Marketing Management (AMM) designations from the National Auctioneers Association and has been in the auction business 31 years. Kinsey resides in Baker. To learn more about Kinsey, please call 406-772-5812, email jk.kinsey@kinseyauction.com or visit www.kinseyauction.com Kinsey is a member of the Montana Auctioneers Association. For more information about the MAA, contact (509) 288-4677 or visit www.montanaauctioneers.org. ##### Almost 90 percent of North Dakota’s land area is occupied by farms and ranches. The state’s farmers are experts in no-tillage and reduced tillage practices to help save the state’s soils. North Dakota soil ranges from thick black loam in the Red River Valley — very rich agriculture land — to sandy soils in the western areas of the state. ##### If you have poor lighting in garage, place reflector tape on objects that might be hit.


Factors affecting wheat production decisions CONTINUED FROM PAGE C41

decisions, it might be interesting to investigate whether the producer perceptions are actually in alignment with the real changes in their regions.

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1999 Great Dane converter dolly, multiple units available. 1992 Case 621 front end loader, quick attach, 3rd valve, only 3300 hours, tight, clean. 2000 International 4x4 chassis, M11 Cummins, Allison automatic, heavy specs, wet kit, 125,751 miles. Figure 2. Relationship between perceived infrastructure change and actual wheat production over the past 10 years.

Part of Diversified Crop Rotation Aside from being influenced by perceived infrastructure change, wheat production is more likely to be a part of diversified crop rotation. Our survey results revealed that 24% of the respondents also planted other grains or oilseed crop every year during the past 10 years. From Figure 3, we can see that of the producers who planted other grains or oilseed crops, nearly 60% also planted wheat. For other producers, however, less than 30% planted wheat. In other words, wheat production most often comes along with production of oilseed or other grains. This observation implies that the producers who plant wheat are more likely to involve wheat as part of their crop rotation to maintain soil health and agronomic benefits. This finding concurs with Lee (2017), who quoted Reid Christopherson, executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Commission, that “wheat has become ‘a rotation crop,’ planted more for the agronomic value between corn and soybean plantings, than for the cash grain value.” CONTINUED ON PAGE C44

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2004 Chevy 3500 4x4 utility truck, rear lift gate, service body, gas, automatic, clean.

2001 Multi Quip 60KW generator, JD diesel, 120/240/480 volt, 1-3 phase, low hours, pristine condition.

1991 Case 580SK backhoe, 4x4, full cab, 3660 hours, one owner, clean.

2012 John Deere 544K loader, 3rd valve, quick attach, 4 & 1 bucket, 2900 hours, clean.

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1991 Ford F800 4x4, diesel, automatic, hydraulic wet kit, 90,000 miles.

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We’d appreciate it if you tell an advertiser you read his ad in the Trader’s Dispatch.

FOR SALE

Skytrak 9038 Telehandler 4x4x4, 9000 lb lift, 38-ft. lift height, QC, turbo diesel, QC blade. Runs and works, some leaks, 1st gear strong.............. $13,500

Phone 406-777-1435 or 406-369-8508

##### Montana has the largest migratory elk herd in the nation. ##### 46 out of Montana’s 56 counties are considered “frontier counties” with an average population of 6 or fewer people per square mile.

Factors affecting wheat production decisions CONTINUED FROM PAGE C43

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 $ 122,000 Top Dress Ready, 1450 hours, $ farmer owned, shedded, charcoal cab air filter.............. Reduced to

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

129,500

Figure 3. Relationship between production of other grains or oilseed crops and production of wheat.

Location Matters Finally, we found location greatly affects wheat production decisions. As we move towards the west and the north, the percentage of farms that grow wheat increases. Our survey region spans from longitude -96.47 to -100.79 degrees, with an average longitude of -98 degree. If we divide our study region using the average longitude, then 46% of producers located in the west are wheat growers, while only 26% of producers in the east grow wheat. Similarly, the ratio of wheat production are 28% and 50% respectively for South Dakota and North Dakota, showing wheat production is more popular towards the north. Several factors could explain the spatial differences in wheat production decisions. Besides climate differences, our survey results show that there also exists a regional discrepancy regarding perceived infrastructure change. Using our average longitude of -98 degree as the dividing line, we found 23% of producers located in the west region believed infrastructure for wheat became ‘somewhat better’ and 8% opted for ‘much better’ (Figure 4). Comparatively, fewer producers chose ‘somewhat worse’ (15%) and ‘much worse’ (2%). For producers located in the east, however, only 14% and 3% chose the ‘somewhat better’ and ‘much better’ categories, while a higher percentage chose ‘somewhat worse’ (20%) and ‘much worse’ (5%). When it comes to the contrast between South Dakota and North Dakota, the perception difference is less visible (Figure 5). Yet similar trend still exists as compared to South Dakota producers, more producers in North Dakota believed wheat infrastructure was either ‘somewhat better’ or ‘much better’. Therefore, on a regional level a better perception of infrastructure change is also associated with favorable production decisions. It could well be that infrastructure supporting wheat production becomes worse due to less wheat acres planted in a region, or vice versa.

Figure 4. Perceived infrastructure change for wheat production over the past 10 years, East vs. West.

Figure 5. Perceived infrastructure change for wheat production over the past 10 years, South Dakota vs. North Dakota

##### North Dakota ranks first in the nation in the production of many crops, including: % of U.S. total: Spring wheat 50%, Durum 56%, Barley 35%, Sunflowers 43%, Dry edible beans 34%, Pinto beans 56%, Flaxseed 95%, Canola 90%, Honey 24%. North Dakota is also an important producer of sugar beets, potatoes and oats. Specialty crops include canola, lentils, field peas and buckwheat.


U.S. crop conditions fall as drought conditions worsen

By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst Farmers will tell you that winter wheat is a hardy plant; but for the current U.S. winter wheat crop, one of its most important inputs, water, is increasingly in short supply. The February 1 U.S. Drought Monitor showed that drought ranging from abnormally dry to extreme, affects most of the winter wheat production area across the country. Specifically, 81 percent of Oklahoma is in a severe to extreme drought, while 65 percent of Kansas is in a moderate to extreme drought. In South Dakota and Colorado, 64 percent and 59 percent of the topsoil moisture was rated as short to very short, respectively. USDA noted the drought’s impact on winter wheat crop conditions in its monthly winter wheat crop condition report* on January 29, which showed 29 percent of the area assessed by the survey is in good to excellent condition, down from 41 percent good to excellent at the end of December. USDA rated 35 percent in fair condition and 37 percent in poor or very poor condition, up from 22 percent last month. The assessment covered 69 percent of the estimated 32.6 million acres (13.2 million hectares) planted for 2018/19. Deteriorating crop conditions could multiply the effect of low planted area to decrease 2018/19 U.S. winter wheat production. USDA noted the 2018/19 winter wheat planted area is 15 percent below the 5-year average in its Jan. 12 Winter Wheat and Canola Seedings report, which is the second lowest number of planted winter wheat acres on record. Of the winter wheat classes, hard red winter (HRW) is the most severely affected by drought. USDA reported 23 percent of HRW assessed acres are in good to excellent condition, compared to 35 percent in December. Forty-two percent of HRW acres were rated in poor or very poor condition, up from 25 percent one month prior. The only major HRW state not assessed last week was Texas, where 5 million acres (2.02 million hectares) of winter wheat were planted for 2018/19. However, precipitation maps show it has not rained in 110 days in Northern Texas (accounting for about 60 percent of Texas wheat production). In response to these reports, the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) March wheat contract rallied 20 cents last week to $4.63/bu ($170/ MT), the highest point since July 2017. Soft red winter conditions are variable. USDA rated 58 percent of soft red winter (SRW) wheat assessed acres in good to excellent condition compared to 68 percent four weeks prior, and just 7 percent were rated in poor or very poor condition. However, SRW crop conditions were not uniformly positive. Better crop conditions in Ohio and Tennessee mask worsening moisture conditions in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Ninety-five percent of Virginia, 61 percent of North Carolina and most of Maryland are abnormally dry or in moderate drought. Ratings were not available for several southern SRW states where drought conditions are more severe. Deteriorating crop conditions also helped push Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) March wheat futures price to its highest point in five months at $4.47/bu ($164/MT). Winter wheat crop conditions were not reported this month for Idaho, Oregon or Washington where exportable soft white wheat supplies are concentrated. However, the February 1 Drought Monitor shows southern Idaho and nearly all of Oregon are abnormally dry. However, precipitation is expected in the next 5 to 10 days that should be beneficial for most of the estimated 3.56 million acres (1.44 million hectares) of white wheat. Some rain this week pressured wheat prices, showing that the futures markets will likely be volatile until the spring green up tells the final story. It is a long way until harvest, but customers should closely watch weather conditions across the United States and be ready to take advantage of price moves in their favor. If you have any questions about the current crop conditions or the U.S. marketing system, please contact your local USW representative. ##### When the weatherman reports a “real feel” temperature of -10 degrees outside, it may sound like he’s coming up with that number on the spot. But wind chill is actually calculated using a complicated equation devised by meteorologists. For math nerds who’d like to test it at home, the formula reads: Wind Chill = 35.74 + 0.6215T – 35.75(V^0.16) + 0.4275T(V^0.16). ##### More than 22 million tons of salt are used on U.S. roads each winter. That comes out to about 137 pounds of salt per person.

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If you have items you want advertised in the April 2018 issue THE VERY LATEST WE CAN ACCEPT THEM is March 28th.

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WANTED TO BUY

Cattle squeeze chute.......................................................................... $600 Older Dodge Sportsman camper........................................................Call Toyota 4-Runner.................................................................................Call

ND Hard Red Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2017 and Selection Guide CONTINUED FROM PAGE A28

Call (406) 788-2777, leave message • Sun River, MT Older useable baler with gas motor - Older Toyota 4-Runners

2002 Chevrolet Kodiak 75K miles, 210 hp, 3126 Caterpillar diesel, 6 speed manual, PS, AC, air brakes, double frame, 4-ft. flatbed + 10-ft. service body, pintle hitch, 75% 11R22.5’s, 33K GVW, runs and drives nice...................$13,500

1991 International 4700 DTA360, 185 hp, turbo 6 cylinder diesel, AT545 Allison, PS, AB, 25,500 GVW, under CDL, 193K miles, 50% 22.5 tires, nice lockable 12-ft. aluminum beverage body, runs and drives good.....................$5500

1992 Kodiak Flatbed Dump 75K miles, 215 hp, Cat diesel, 5 speed & 2 speed, PS, AC, PB, 26K GVW, 75% 22.5 tires, 16.5-ft. bed, double frame........ ....................................$14,500 1975 GMC Tandem Detroit 8V17, 13 speed, PS, 15-ft. double frame, 50% 11R24.5’s, Hendrickson suspension, runs and drives good. .......................................$3500 1997 GMC Topkick C7500 25K miles, 215 hp Cat 3116, 6 speed manual, PS, AC, AB, PTO, 12’6” of frame, 70% 22.5 tires, 33K GVW............$12,500 2003 Volvo Tractor 370 hp, ISM Cummins, 10 speed, 70% 22.5 tires, AR cab and suspension, cruise, AC, 750K miles, nice clean tight truck.............................$12,000 1993 Ford L8000 14,000 miles, AC, PS, 250 hp, 8.3 Cummins, Allison AT, 4 speed aux, 2 speed, 34K rears on Hendrickson, 16K front, 19ft. double steel frame, 2200 hours, large wet kit......$15,000 1994 GMC Topkick Dump 3116 Cat diesel, 6 speed Eaton, AC, PS, PB, 60% 19.5 tires, 15.5-ft. steel grain dump, scissor hoist, hitch, 24K GVW.. ....................................$11,500 1955 Chevrolet Step Side, 62K original miles, Big Back Window, 6 cyl, AT, frame off restoration, runs and drives excellent................................$24,500 1988 Jacobsen 12 ton tilt bed 8-ft. x 22-ft. deck, tandem 12K axles, electric brakes, 90% tires.................................$7000 1983 Trail-Eze 20 ton tilt bed 8-ft. x 25-ft. deck, 75% 10R17.5 tires, air brakes............$12,000 TCI Dynalift 10,000 lb. Extend-a-Boom forklift, 35-ft. lift height, 3.9 John Deere turbo diesel, low hours, 3 speed Powershift, 4x4, 4 wheel steering, great brakes, good 13:00-24 tires, weighs 23,000 lbs., strong, smooth, responsive forklift........ ....................................$19,500

406-381-3159 or 777-7057

CONTINUED ON PAGE C48

How tennis balls can keep your pool clean

Tennis balls can keep your pool clean, but not in the way you might think. Throw a few old tennis balls into the pool, and they’ll

absorb any oil that floats to the surface. I the summer time, that means plenty of sweat and sunscreen.


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BREED

28

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•  A 28% protein supplement using plant protein and NPN. Ideal for overcoming nutritional stress associated with calving and the breeding period. • Contains chelated/organic trace minerals. Bio-Mos® is derived from a specific strain of yeast and helps promote animal Maintain gut health and stability for profitability.performance. Gastrointestinal (GI) health and integrity are essential for animal performance and Bio-Mos 'feeds the GI tract' and thus plays a critical role in In Crystalyx & Dry Mineral animal nutrition and production. Bio-Mos is a natural feed additive that may serve well as a natural alternative to Practical Effects of Feeding Bio-Mos: feeding antibiotics. Bio-Mos can be used in natural meat, milk, and egg programs. • Balances microbial population • Healthy weight gain • Herd health and productivity

• Addresses shipping stress • Post-weaning growth and development • Pre-weaning livability • Reduces use of antibiotics and therapeutic treatments • Natural meat, milk, and egg marketability • Effective in milk replacers and starter feeds • Effective in milk replacers and starter feeds • Natural meat, milk, and egg marketability of antibiotics and therapeutic treatments

BTI Feeds

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Research has shown that feeding Bio-Mos® to the calf’s mother will support the development of the calf’s immune system through improved colostrum quality. Feeding Bio-Mos to the calf itself will help directly to protect the intestine from scour-causing pathogens, which is highly effective in limiting diarrhea and any resulting calf mortalities.

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6-rail—20-ft. x 48”

39% more steel per panel than conventional fence. Larger, stronger, heavier pipe More attractive

STEEL & WOOD FENCE POSTS

Continuous fence that is: Bigger - Stronger Less Expensive

Livestock Waterers on hand

Johnson Artificial Spring – Franklin – Ritchie – Cancrete Call Taylor’s Farm Store for information on Johnson, Franklin & Ritchie; BTI Feeds for Franklin & Cancrete information

Energy efficient, easy to install fountains.

Stur-D NEW! Portable Tub and Alley Tarter Round Bale Feeders

Shaver ’s universal transport post driver pulls behind any tow vehicles. No PTO’s needed. Drive posts up to 12ft. long and 10 inches in diameter. Adjustable tongue. Powerful, flexible, superior engineering. Call for more info

Full Line of Calving & Branding Supplies Order your special-order ear tags and vaccines now

Bunk feeders Gates - Panels Handling systems

Stur-D Bale Feeders NEW!

Goulds Jet & Submersible Pump Water Systems Available at Taylor Farm Store

Nichols Sweeps

Conventional, Ultrawing, Klip Wing and conventional sweeps, spikes and drill shoes at Taylor’s Farm Store, Shelby

Milk House & Ceramic Heaters ON SALE NOW

Call toll-free 1-866-279-3360 Store & Bulk Plant 406-279-3365 – Shop 406-279-3693 Cut Bank Highway - Valier - Highway 44 East

Farm Store toll-free 1-888-220-5547 — Local 406-434-5547 Bulk Plant toll-free 1-800-824-8366 — Local 406-434-5546 Chemical Warehouse 406-434-5253 — Store on Highway #2 in Shelby

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Roller chain Sprockets - Hubs

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

1999 Dodge 3500 dually, Cummins, 5 speed....................... $12,500 obo 1996 Case IH 2188 combine, 30-ft. 1010 header................. $30,000 obo 1982 International 1480 combine, 30-ft. 1010 header............ $7000 obo 1978 International 1480 combine, 25-ft. 1010 header, header is good, combine is missing feederhouse chain and spreader pulley..$3000 obo John Deere 9450 40-ft., 10” spacing, field htch, would split......$9000 obo New Holland 660 baler..............................................................$3500 obo Challenger RB56 baler, same as Hesston 956A....................$11,000 obo Hesston 8100 swather, 25-ft. header, needs some work on header........... ...........................................................................................$11,000 obo Ford 8N tractor, needs carburetor work......................................$2500 obo 1950 Ford F3 pickup.......................................................................... $4000

ND Hard Red Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2017 and Selection Guide CONTINUED FROM PAGE C46

Call (406) 378-3272, Big Sandy, MT

FOR SALE: 1967 FDW 4x4 SNOW PLOW TRUCK AND BLADE Phone: (406) 799-6923

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Come In And See This American Unloader Made Exclusively In Our Shop

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CONTINUED ON PAGE C52


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2012 JD S670, 1,281 Sep. Hrs., Contour Master, Grain Tank Ext., Well Taken Care Of

Buy Or Lease To Own $31,033/Yr. O.A.C

2014 JD 6170R, Only 400 Hrs., Bucket w/ Loader, 1-Owner, Very Nice

Buy Or Lease To Own $15,137/Yr. OAC

2012 JD 4940 Sprayer, 1,000 Hrs., 120' Boom, 480 Tires, 1,200 Gal. Tank, Auto Trac, Auto Steer, Auto Level, Loaded

Buy Or Lease To Own $37,039/Yr. OAC

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2010 Peterbilt

Width, Always Indoors, Only 2,000 Acres!

New Peterbilt

Buy Or Lease To Own $10,463/Yr. OAC

2015 Peterbilt Truck Mount, 300 HP, Allison, 2,000 Miles On Truck, New 12' Ton Box

2010 Peterbilt

Buy Or Lease To Own $33,416/Yr. OAC

2015 JD R4038 Sprayer, 100' Boom, Only 400 Hrs., 1,000 Gal. Tank, Auto Level, Auto Steer

Chandler M

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• New 12 ton Chandler • 300 hp • 2050 display • Auto steer

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2010 Peterbilt 300 HP, Allison • NewTruck 12 Mount, ton Chandler Auto, 12-Ton Box, 395,000 Mi., Less Auto Steer

2014 Peterbilt

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2012 Peterbilt

2015 Peterbilt

2014 JD S670, Contour Master, Premium Cab, Nice Tires, 860 Hrs.

2008 JD 9530, Powershift, Leather, 800 Duals, Wheel Wts., Xenon Lights, 2,000 Hrs.

• Black • 13 speed • 63” sleeper • MX motor

3400 Old Havre Hwy • Black Eagle, MT 59414

Buy Or Lease To Own $41,604/Yr. OAC

• Red frame • Roll tarp • Sight window • Hydraulic drive

• 750 display Raven 440 Buy Or Lease To Own•$21,898/Yr. OAC • Auto steer • 300 hp

Austin, TX

2009 Kenworth

! D OL

Was $250,000 - Buy Now At $189,000

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2008 Peterbilt 389

Buy or Lease to own $15,300/yr - oac

NEW

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2013 JD 9460R, Powershift, Auto Trac Ready, Deluxe Cab, 460 HP, Duals, 1,400 Hrs.

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• Green frame • Sight window • Roll tarp • Hydraulic drive

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2006 Peterbilt

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2007 Kenworth

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2012 JD 4830 Sprayer, 100' Boom, 1,200 Hrs., • 12 ton • Walking axles 1,000 Gal. Tank, Auto Steer, Auto Level

• Forest green • 48” sleeper • 13 speed • ISX motor

Buy or Lease to own $15,129/yr - oac

S

• Silver • 70” sleeper • 18 speed • Cat motor

• W900

• C15

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Sulpher Springs, TX

2005 Peterbilt 379

Atlas II DLX leather seats • C15 • 18 speed • 70” sleeper

Buy or Lease to own $14,737/yr - oac

Farmer to Farmer “We really enjoyed our experience purchasing a sprayer at Frieling’s. It was just what we were looking for and at a fair price. Their service was outstanding and delivery was included! We felt very comfortable with the staff and will be doing business with them in the future.

Tilstra Ranch Owner of a John Deere 4700 sprayer

MSRP 995.00 Armrest (each) 70.00 Total MSRP $1135.00 Discount - 190.00

Sale Price $945.00 2004 Peterbilt

2006 Peterbilt

• Day cab • C15 • 18 speed • 570,000 miles

Buy or Lease to own $15,207/yr - oac

2007 Peterbilt Aut

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• 70” sleeper • Cat motor

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POLYURETHANE FOAM INSULATION

NDSU Extension Service projects commodity prices for 2018

Are your calving barns cold and drafty???

By NDSU Extension Service

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

difficult and complex tasks of the planning process. To make the planning process easier, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Planning for the future can be a very Extension Service has released its 2018 frustrating process but one that typically short- and long-term agricultural planpays high dividends. For most farm and ning price projections for North Dakota, ranch managers, developing realistic comsays Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension farm modity price expectations is one of the most economist. The publication shows 2018 price projections for crops and livestock produced in the state and price estimates for future years. Price projections are given for the major crop commodities, including wheat, “See all current inventory, photos and durum, oats, feed barley, prices at www.mtrpwr.com.” malting barley, oil sunflowers, nonoil sunflowers, corn, soybeans, canola, flaxseed, ‘19 Kenworth W900 winter wheat, dry beans, dry day cab, Cumpeas, lentils, alfalfa hay and 8 Blow Out 00 T o Chomixed ose hay. mins X15 565 hp, Price $38,0 From! Price projections for livestock and livestock prod18 speed, 3.73 rear ucts include beef steers and ends, tandem axheifers at various weights, cull cows, slaughter steers, les, 244” wheelbase, slaughter hogs, slaughter ewes, slaughter lambs, chrome bumper, feeder lambs and milk. The publication also provides heated power mirhistorical prices as signature a refer06 Volvos VNL64T, Cummins ISX ST 450 hp, Jake, 10 spd direct, air ride, 215"WB, stand up sleeper, rors, power locks(8)and ence. tanks,PW, Pwr mirrors, dual air ride seats, traction control, tilt & cruise, alum wheels, 80% Brakes!! 85% tires!! “The estimated short-St windows, full lockers. term planning prices should be used as a guide in setting Stk# G239021 price expectations for 2018 Call us, we’ll e-mail production,” Haugen says. you 30 pictures “These planning prices can be used for preparing annual enterprise budgets and ‘18 Kenworth W900L annual whole-farm cash Cummins X15 565 hp, flow projections. Cash flow projections are very critical 18 speed, 72” Aerowith today’s tight margins.” E Haugen cautions, “ShortIC S A PR V E cab sleeper, 3.36 rear SAVE SALE Sale Price $9 0 ,0 00 5, 00 0 $2 $1 00 term prices should not be 7, 6, 00 $3 0 E SALE PRICfor ends, 294” wheelbase, used planning capital $43,000 purchases or expansion alchrome bumper, full ternatives that would extend beyond the next production lockers, steerable lift year.” axle, bunk heater, block The “Plotting a Course 2018” publication (EC1090) heater, GPS system, is available online at http://bit.ly/PlottingAleather seats. LOADCourse2018, contact‘04 Peterbilt or 379,by Cat C15 475 HP ‘04 Peterbilt 379, Cat C15 475 HP, Jake, 10 spd O.D., air ride, ‘04 Intl 9400i Cat C15 435 HP, Jake, 10 spd O.D., air ride, 213” 250” office WB, 63”of Unibilt dual tanks, 51” hi rise pro sleeper, Prem int alum 3.70 ratio, 250” WB, 63” Unibilt tall sleeper, Am Class int, dual WB, 4.11 ratio,ED! Stk# 218004 ing3.70 yourratio, county the ta tanks, exhaust & air cleaners, alum w wheels, PW & PDL, air slide 5th wheel tanks, exhaust & air cleaners, alum wheels 80% Tires!! NDSU Service. 50%Extension Brakes! Stk# TPN639T-1 $34,000 STK# TP3954T-9 50% Brakes! Stk# TPN640T-1 $53,000 Call us, we’ll e-mail Requests also mayE-MAIL be CALL US! WE’LL CALL US! WE’LL E-MAIL YOU 30 PICTURES CALL US! WE’LL E-MAIL YOU 30 PICTURES emailed to ndsu.distribuyou 30 pictures Save SALE PRICE 5 To $11,000 $48,000 tioncenter@ndsu.edu. Choose

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BUCKLEY AUCTIONS AND APPRAISERS

We have auctions booked for spring 2018 but not yet dated. If you are planning an auction or appraisal give us a call. We specialize in farm, ranch, industrial and business type auctions. We do it ALL from start to finish. Including advertising, setup and display work, auctioneering and clerking. We also do all types of appraisals in farm and ranch equipment and inventory, business properties, collectibles, etc. Remember - auctioneers make excellent appraisers as we see everything saleable being sold at our auctions. 56 years in the business.

Over 50 producers crowded the room for Korey Fauque’s presentation on Technology in Agriculture during Montana’s Next Generation Conference in Shelby MT. He shared information on drones to check cows and crops, cameras to track grain bins as they fill and cows calving, calf catching devices and more. Adele Benjamin, Sunburst, took numerous notes during Fauque’s presentation to bring back to her and her husband, Lyle Benjamin’s operation. Photo by Kari Lewis

Phone (406) 450-2244, leave a message or call 278-5880.

418 Main, Roundup, MT 1-888-423-2605 or 406-323-2605 John Albert - cell 406-860-6932, home 406-947-2203, Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634 Contact us at www.caseih.com/dealers/musselshellvalley or www.musselshellvalley.com

USED EQUIPMENT 2013 JOHN DEERE R450 WINDROWER

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By University of Wyoming Extension A new bulletin from the University of Wyoming (UW) Extension helps answer irrigation questions new or existing landowners in Wyoming might have. Extension educators and specialists and the mediation coordinator in the Wyoming Department of Agriculture collaborated to produce the 40-page “Wyoming Small Acreage Irrigation,” B-1306. Extension educators often field questions from smallacreage landowners who are new to Wyoming and Wyoming water law or who want help in choosing an appropriate irrigation system for their property, said extension educator Caleb Carter. “This guide combines all this info into one place, helping answer their questions, while answering others they may not know to ask,” he said. The guide is divided into four sections. • “Can I Irrigate?” explains how to determine if a property has a water right, figuring how much water does the water right entitle the irrigator, how water rights may work within a subdivision (and different scenarios of how landowners coordinate and share water use to meet everyone’s needs) and a brief description of Wyoming water law. • “How can I irrigate?” discusses various irrigation methods used across the state, their pluses and negatives and which irrigation system might best fit certain situations. Small-acreage landowners have many options to choose from to irrigate their properties, said Carter. “This guide covers benefits and drawbacks to each method, helping landowners make an informed decision,” he said. • “Should I irrigate?” presents when to irrigate and how much water to apply.  Several examples show how to determine the correct amount of water for a crop, how much to order (such as from an irrigation district) and how long to apply it. • “Irrigation Conflicts in Your Neighborhood,” gives points to consider if a landowner finds himself or herself in a water conflict. Lucy Pauley, mediation coordinator with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, said her office receives calls and emails every spring from residents seeking help with water disputes in subdivisions across Wyoming. “I’m excited to have this resource to share with them and help answer their questions about everything from water rights to disagreements about irrigation methods and everything in between,” said Pauley. The guide is available at University of Wyoming Extension and select conservation district and irrigation district offices across Wyoming. The publication is also available for free viewing or download by going to www.uwyo.edu/ uwe, click the Find a Publication link, and enter the title or number into the search field. The bulletin is in pdf, HTML or ePub formats.

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lege of Agriculture said the students who make up the teams competed and ranked among the best in the country and beyond. The MSU Plant Identification Team was awarded fourth place overall in the society’s Range Plant Identification Exam, a two-and-a-half-hour long exam where competitors must correctly identify 100 mounts of plants commonly found in western North America. The exam draws from 200 species of plants; those on the exam may be duplicates or presented at varying stages of growth. Out of 150 students who took the exam, only 44 students scored greater than 60 percent, according to Carr. The MSU Undergraduate Range Management Exam team won second place over all in the society’s Under Graduate Range Management Exam. The comprehensive two-hour exam focuses on plant biogeography, vegetation, range ecology, soils, carbon sequestration, grazing management and animal nutrition. The exam is so rigorous that the top 10 percentage of students who pass, are given a waiver of the competency exam required of a professional certification in range management. MSU adjunct professor Merrita Fraker-Marble coaches the MSU URME team and said the goal of the exam is to challenge students to apply of their knowledge from their coursework and in logical and analytical concepts during the exam. “Many of the exam questions come directly from published research in the field, so a lot of the preparation for the exam is interpreting statistics and data to real-life examples in the field,” she said. “I’m very proud of the MSU team, they’ve shown that the curriculum and preparation we’ve given them is placing them in top percentage internationally.” Senior Noah Davis from Ventura, California, finished first place in the range management exam as well as first place for the highest combined score between the range and plant exams. “The hardest part about the URME wasn’t the questions themselves, it was managing your time to answer all the questions in the two-hour window,” Davis said. “Equally as challenging, the plant identification exam had some mounts

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Date When Celebrated: March 20, 2018 (date varies) National Agriculture Day is a salute to American Agriculture and everyone who plays a role in it. According to the Agricultural Day website, the purpose of National Agriculture Day is to “celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture”. Every year, producers, associations, universities and other groups recognize and celebrate the contributions of agriculture. On this day: • Spend a little time to better understand agriculture. • Learn about how food is produced and distributed • Encourage people to enter agriculture as a career. • Eat well today. As you do, think about all that goes into bringing the food you eat to your table. • The date of this special day can vary. It is often, but not always on the first day of spring. Origin of “National Agriculture Day”: On February 29, 2012, Agriculture secretary Thomas J. Vilsack proclaimed March 8, 2012 to be National Agriculture Day. While this proclamation stated a specific date and year, we believe that the Agricultural Secretary has annually proclaimed this date to be National Agriculture Day. This day is organized and promoted by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). This special day originated in 1973 ##### The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. No country in the Southern Hemisphere has hosted, or even been an applicant to host, the Winter Olympics. ##### Stress takes its toll. Please have exact change.


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Soil health champions recognized at summit

By Soil Health Partnership Innovators. Educators. Communicators. Those are just some of the words used to describe the four recipients of the newly inaugurated “Seeds of Change Awards” at the 2018 Soil Health Partnership Summit, January 18-19 in Chicago. These awards were developed to highlight those members of the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to advocate for the partnership and for soil health throughout the year. “The Soil Health Partnership could not exist without the willingness and enthusiasm of our partners—especially the farmers and agronomists on the front lines of our research,” said Nick Goeser, director of the Soil Health Partnership. “These four individuals exemplify the very best of our dedicated partners, and we look forward to honoring others as the research continues and our partnership expands.” The four award recipients are: Super Spout: Andrew Reuschel, Golden, Illinois. Andrew is a first-year member of the partnership who is passionate about soil health, enthusiastic to take on new challenges and is always willing to share his experience with others. Andrew practices reduced tillage and cover crops on his farm and became interested in expanding soil and water conservation efforts. Andrew comes by this interest in soil health naturally— his grandpa tried working with cover crops in the ‘70s, and his dad in the ‘90s. He says he is currently enjoying spending less money on chemical and fertilizer inputs!? Champion Communicator: Mark Mueller, Waverly, Iowa. Mark often takes the initiative to tell the story of what’s happening on his farm – a vital way to encourage other farmers to consider adopting new practices, and to share the progress agriculture is making with the public. In the last year, he drafted an opinion editorial on the soil health practices on his farm, published in three Iowa newspapers, including the Des Moines Register. He’s done several other media interviews, including Wallaces Farmer and Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. He also spent four weeks journaling for Farm and Ranch Living Magazine, discussing his soil health journey in many of the entries, and hosting a professional photo shoot on his farm. The feature is scheduled to run in 2018. Ace Agronomist: Jack Hardwick, Beardstown, Illinois. Approachable and knowledgeable agronomists are a critical link between SHP and farmers when it comes to implementing and collecting data on new farming techniques. Both an agronomist and a farmer, Jack’s interest in soil health started with his degree in soil science. He then spent 12 years in various roles with FS, AgriGold, and BRANDT before going back to the family farm and starting a crop consulting business. His farmers look to him to answer their questions and get sound advice and expertise. They often remark on how much they appreciate his insights into their farming operation. Data Digger: Tom Vaske, Masonville, Iowa. You know there’s always that one guy who has perfect records and precise notes. Tom Vaske is that guy. The research of the Soil Health Partnership relies on good data collection. He is always on time, meticulous and accurate with his data, and ensures his trial location is correct each year. Tom started farming on his own in 2001 by renting land from a neighbor who wished to have conservation tillage practices maintained on the farm, so Tom converted an old planter into a strip till bar. He was initially skeptical of the practice and assumed he would eventually want to go back to plowing. Years later, Tom is still utilizing strip till as an important tool in his operation. Tom has been testing the use of interseeding cover crops on his farm through randomized, replicated field trials with SHP. An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the Soil Health Partnership is a data-driven program working to quantify the benefits of practices that support soil health from an economic as well as environmental standpoint. About the Soil Health Partnership The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting both farmer profitability and the environment. With more than 100 working farms enrolled in 12 states, the SHP tests, measures and advances progressive farm management practices that will enhance sustainability and farm economics for generations to come. SHP brings together diverse partners to work towards common goals. At least a ten-year scientific program administered by the National Corn Growers Association, the SHP’s vision is driven by initial and continuing funding and guidance from NCGA, Monsanto, the Walton Family Foundation, the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, General Mills, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and USDA, with technical support from The Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Defense Fund. For more, visit soilhealthpartnership.org.

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New Holland 575 14x18 square baler. Excellent!!...............................................$14,500 New Holland FP230 pull-type forage chopper, tandem axles, metal alert...............$24,600 Hustler CHX5000 pull-type bale feeder, table extension, twine box.......................$18,100 Hustler SL340 3-pt. chain bale feeder....$8650 Highline 6000 round bale feeder............$5500 (2) DewEze 165I 3-pt. bale hugger, spinners. Each..................................................$2250

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2007 New Holland C190 track skidsteer, cab, heat, 2400 hours............................$31,500 1992 Case 9030 track hoe. Runs and operates.......................................... Make Offer John Deere 450 dozer, 6-way mechanical blade........................................ Make Offer New Holland 716C 9-ft. snowblower with hydraulic chute/spout, 3-pt................$5000 BoDozer 10-ft. blade with hydraulic angle, loader mounted.................................$6500 Grouser steel tracks and spacers...........$3500 Huge selection of SSL, CTL and mini excavators ready for work!!

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2014 New Holland T4.75, MFD, cab, 74 hp, loader, 1500 hours. Ready to work.$38,100 2006 New Holland TC55, MFD, ROPS, 55 hp, 12x12 shuttle, loader, 759 backhoe, 290 hours. Very little use.......................$29,400 2014 New Holland Boomer 3050, MFD, cab, 50 hp, CVT transmission, loader, 300 hours. Like new.........................................$36,100 2005 New Holland TC40, MFD, ROPS, 40 hp, loader, 2800 hours. Great shape....$21,100 1996 Ford 9030 bidirectional, loaded cab end, engine end hydraulics, PTO, draw bar. Newer Loader!!!.............................$39,500 Ford 276, hydraulics, PTO, 3-pt. on both ends, loader, grapple, 5300 hours. Great shape.... .......................................................$31,000 1998 New Holland 5635, 2WD, cab, air conditioning, heat, loader, 5800 hours....$17,900 Ford 8000, cab, 3-pt., PTO, Farmhand loader... ..........................................................$8500 Ford 4000, 2WD, Select-O-Speed, 3-pt., PTO... ..........................................................$2500 Steiner 410, 4WD, loader, blade, tiller, (2) finish mowers.............................................$8500 International 584, 2WD, open station, 3-pt., PTO, loader, 2800 hours................$11,500 1967 Farmall 656, 2WD, loader, rear blade, tire chains, 3800 hours. Runs great!.......$8800 Farmall H 2WD, loader............................$3500 Oliver 77 2WD, gas, loader.....................$2200 NEW TRACTORS IN STOCK WITH EXCELLENT DISCOUNT AVAILABLE NOW!!!

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