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MAY 2018

Vol. XIX No. 4 P.O. Box 997 Conrad, MT 59425-0997

Phone 406-271-5533 Fax 406-271-5727 website: tradersdispatch.com

Hail program spring outreach events in May

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By Jana S Mertens, Technician, Montana Department of Agriculture Staff from the State Hail Program (http://agr.mt.gov/Topics/Hail-Insurance) will be visiting areas of the state this spring. We will be available to sell you a current hail policy and to answer any questions or concerns Montana producers have about the Hail Program. Visit us in these locations: • Conrad, Montana on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 10:00 am until 12 noon. We will be at the Pondera County Courthouse in the EOC conference room. • Lewistown, Montana on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. We will be at the Yogo Inn, Kendall Room. • Circle, Montana on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. We will be at the McCone County Fairgrounds, in the Kitchen building.

AUCTION SALES

May 1-24, Musser Bros, Tefre Partial Retirement, Online..................................A2 May 9-30, Musser Bros, Inc, FitzGerald & Weight Farm Equipment, Online..A14 May 10-16, Rivers West Auction, Handy Retirement, Online.............................A4 May 17, Rivers West Auction, Pierce Construction Retirement, St. Ignatius, MT........................................................................................................................A5 May 17, LA Auction, Equipment, Fairfield, MT....................................................A3 May 18, Shobe Auction & Realty, Biegalke Ranch Estate, Standford, MT.......A7 May 19, Weaver Auctions, Consignment, Drummond, MT................................A9 May 19, RK Statewide Auction, Land & Farm Auction, Circle, MT..................A10 May 19, Springhill Auctioneers, Farm Auction, Brady, MT................................A8 May 21, Musser Bros, Nissley, Inc, Lindsay, MT.................................................A6 May 21-28, Kinsey Auctioneers & Real Estate, Agricultural Market Place, Online.....................................................................................................................A12 June 1, Fritz Auction, Consignment, Chester, MT............................................A15 June 1,Weishaar Auction Service, Gravning Farm Equipment Estate, Hettinger, ND......................................................................................................................A22 June 2, Ophus Auction Service, Spring Coulee Grain/Morse Retirement, Havre, MT......................................................................................................................A17 June 2, Shobe Auction & Realty, Montana Horse Progress Days, Moore, MT..... ..............................................................................................................................A7 June 2, RK Statewide Auction, Richland County Surplus & Consignment, Sidney, MT......................................................................................................................A16 June 2, GSI Auction Service, Omvig Estate, Opheim, MT...............................A24 June 2, Barnes Auction Service, Farm & Ranch, Dillon, MT...........................A19 June 2, D&M Associates, Huntington Living Estate, Online...........................A18 June 2, Weishaar Auction Service, Rutherford Farm Equipment Retirement, Regent, ND........................................................................................................A23 June 9, RK Statewide Auction, Larsen Real Estate, Lumberyard & Hardware, Culbertson, MT.................................................................................................A25 June 16, B&B Auction Sales, Courtnage Farm, Big Sandy, MT......................A26 June 8, 9, 10, Montana Mule Days, Whitehall, MT.............................................C20

CPR application cutoff

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set a June 1, 2018, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for 2019 conservation program funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. NRCS provides funding and technical assistance to help farmers and ranchers implement conservation practices that provide environmental benefits to help sustain agricultural operations. Conservation program participation is voluntary and helps landowners and operators defray the costs of installing conservation practices. NRCS accepts conservation program applications yearround; however, applications for 2019 funding consideration must be submitted by June 1, 2018. Applications made after the June 1 cutoff will be considered in the next funding cycle. Additional information is available on the Montana NRCS website at www.mt.nrcs.usda.gov under the Programs tab or you can contact your local NRCS service center.

The Montana State University Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Equestrian Team stands in front of Montana Hall on the MSU campus. At MSU, the IHSA club team includes about 40 riders, one of whom has qualified to compete in western horseback style of reining at the national IHSA competition in May in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Amy Desjardins.

Research center near Lingle hosts annual forage field day

By University of Wyoming Extension A producer’s panel discussion is in the More than 11 producer, university and afternoon, and other topics include: cover industry presentations plus field demonstracrops for forage; hay quality; low lignin tions are part of the sixth-annual Forage alfalfa; soil health; how to manage weeds; Field Day Tuesday, June 12, near Lingle, irrigation strategies; potassium and harWyoming. vest management; alfalfa, forage sorghum, Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the day chickpea, grasses and other forages; and concludes at 4:30 p.m. at the James C. Hageintegrating livestock into cropping systems. man Sustainable Agriculture Research and Contact Islam at the above number for Extension Center (SAREC), said Anowar more information. Islam, forage specialist with the University of Wyoming (UW) Extension and who is coordinating the event. Registration is also PRIVATE TREATY available at bit.ly/wyoforage2018. Clay Creek Angus, Greybull, WY.................................A11 More information and a schedule are Dallas Polled Herefords, Canyon Creek MT...............A14 at www.uwyo.edu/uwe/forage-field-day. Elk Park Angus, Columbia Falls MT............................A28 Feddes Herefords, Manhattan MT...............................A13 Lunch is free, and RSVPs are requested Hawks Angus, Galata MT.............................................A34 by June 1 by calling SAREC at 307-837J Bar E Ranch, Plentywood MT...................................A13 2000, Islam at 307-766-4151 or the Goshen K & C Herefords, Deer Lodge MT................................A13 McMurry Cattle, Billings MT........................................A13 County Extension Office at 307-532-2436.

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Mees Ranch, Forsyth MT.............................................A20 Peterson Angus, Drummond MT.................................A18 Prickly Pear Simmental Ranch, Helena MT................A26 Rafter Ranch Inc., Wise River MT................................A13 Storey Herefords, Bozeman MT...................................A42 Wichman Herefords, Moore MT...................................A13


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N.D. Angus calf feedout program set

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FARM EQT • TRACTOR • TRUCKS • BINS TRACTOR 1990 Ford NH 9880 Tractor; 4 wd, 4518 hrs, 16 spd, 5 hydr, 20.8-42 triples, EZ auto steer, 400 hp, one owner, s/D1011120 TRUCKS 1979 Ford F800 LNT Truck; 20 ft box, hoist, roll tarp, 429V8 gas (new mtr), auto trans, 10.0020’s, 23,405 miles 1974 Ford F700 Truck; 16 ft box, hoist, roll tarp, 361V8 HD mtr, 4/2 shift, 9.00-20’s, 48,587 miles 2004 Chevy Suburban; 318,000 miles, “motor is bad”, body in good shape HARVESTING 1998 John Deere 9610 Maximizer Combine; 3505 sHrs, 4608 eHrs, chopper, spreader, 30.5L32 drive tires, 11.00-24 rear tires John Deere 930F Flex Combine Header; 30 ft, auger, finger reel, s/00930F702795 1998 MacDon 962 Draper Harvest Header; 36 ft, s/121457. Note: reb’lt 1 year ago $14k John Deere Pickup Header; 15 ft John Deere Pickup Header

(2) Sund Pickup Attachments Brandt 1060 Swing Away Auger; 10”x60ft w/ end drive 540 pto Mayrath Auger; 8”x27ft , 220 v 7.5 hp elec motor Sakundiak Auger HD7-39, w/ hydr ground drive mover, WH hydr drag, Kohler Command Pro 25 engine, new Meridian tube Blanchard Hydr Transfer Auger Walinga Grain Vac & Tubes; 540 pro drive Feteral Rotary Screen; 110 volt electric 1 hp motor Auger Hopper & 2 Drop Spouts Black Poly Plastic Auger Hopper PLANTING & TILLAGE 2002 Rite Way 8100 Harrow; 68 ft, w/Valmar 3255 spreader, fold behind New Holland SF115 Sprayer; 100 ft booms, 1000 gallon tank, dual nozzles, hydr driven, s/ PNLO 14328 1990 Concord Air Drill 40 ft, accura points, single shoot, ’96 Concord 3400 Tow Behind Cart, 2 comprt, 300 bu, hydr fan drive

John Deere D1912 Disker drills, 32 ft (2) 16’ Degelman R570S Rock Picker; 5 bat, ground drive, hydr dump, s/11977 1978 Krause Tandem Disk 28 ft, hydr folding, new cylinder Micromatic Chem pump, 12 v Micromatic Chem pump Ph6, 12 v Chemical mixing tank W/ hoses w/ banjo valves Gustafson Seed Treater 1550 Gallon White water tank 1650 Gallon Green water tank 1500 Gallon Diesel Tank; 110 v Gas Boy pump, on skids STORAGE BINS *Grain Max 4000 Hopper Bin w/ air, s/18134 *Meridian Air Max Hopper Bin, MGM 4000 s/62201502-50228 *Store King Epoxy Lined Hopper Bin, SKB 1485E; w/ air *Note: Check w/Shortline Ag in Scobey for bin transport

By NDSU Extension Service Cattle producers will have an opportunity to see how Angus-sired cattle from their operation perform in a feedlot during the North Dakota Angus University (NDAU) calf feed-out program this summer and fall. Producers also will be able to learn about the potential profitability of keeping calves and feeding them instead of selling them after weaning or backgrounding. North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is partnering with the North Dakota Angus Association to sponsor NDAU. This is the seventh year of the program. Producers will be able to consign cattle to the feed-out program. Consigned animals should be steers with at least 50 percent Angus genetics and a desired target weight of 800 and 900 pounds at the time they enter in the program. Producers wishing to consign steers that are lighter than 800 pounds should contact Karl Hoppe, the center’s Extension livestock systems specialist, or Bryan Neville, animal scientist at the center, to discuss potential options. Consigned cattle should be delivered to the center’s feedlot the first full week of June (4-8). Producers who consign cattle pay the feeding costs based on the average cost of gain, veterinary costs and a modest yardage charge. The center carries these costs until the cattle are marketed. After the cattle are marketed, the center deducts all applicable fees from the sale price without an interest charge. Participants in NDAU will receive periodic progress reports on their calves’ performance, as well as a final report on the overall performance, efficiency and carcass traits for their calves. LaMoure-area producer Mike Wendel has been consigning calves to NDAU since it began. “One benefit is getting carcass data back,” he says. “We also can compare how we are doing with other producers so we see how we fit and rank, compared with other producers. Also, we can compare input costs and rate of gain.” Producers consigned 78 head of steers to the sixth annual NDAU project, held in the summer and fall of 2017. “In addition to the valuable information producers received regarding the feedlot performance of their cattle, the steers were used in a feedlot research trial,” Hoppe says. In the 2017 feed-out program, cattle: • Averaged 105 days on feed • Gained an average of 4.8 pounds per head per day • Ate 5.6 pounds of dry-matter feed for a pound of live weight gain To consign a group of cattle or for more information, contact Hoppe or Neville at 701-652-2951 or karl.hoppe@ ndsu.edu or bryan.neville@ndsu.edu, or call Wendel, North Dakota Angus Association program liaison, at 701-710-0425. ##### Sign on a tow truck: “Call us 24/7. We’re always on our tows!”

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TRACTORS

• 2006 Case IH MX 285 MFWD Tractor, PTO, 3pt, Trimble 750 & Autosteer, Front Weights, Approximately 6500 hours, FWD • 2000 Case IH MX 200 MFWD Tractor with LX780 Loader & Grapple, Trimble 500 & Autosteer, 1000 PTO 4 Hyd, Duals, 7,900 hours, FWD. This tractor recently sustained some fire damage and will sell as is, call for more details. • 1985 John Deere 8650 Tractor, 295HP, PTO, Reman Motor, 3 Hyd, Rear Duals, 90% 20.8x38 Tires • 1978 John Deere 8630 Tractor, 275HP, PTO • 1973 7520, Serial 4721, PTO, Good Tires, Showing Under 7000 hours • 1973 7520 w/Dozer, 12ft Degelman, 6900 hours, Dual Hydraulic/PTO, Serial 3960PL, One Owner • Zetor 9540 Tractor with Westendorf TA28 Loader, 1075 hours • John Deere Rear Duals on Rims, 480/80 46 Tires, Removed from 8220 • 2 - 38/85/R34 on John Deere Rims • Fenders for 8000 series • 2010 John Deere Backhoe Loader, gas, fresh overhaul • 2010 695 Buhler Allied Loader w/mounts for 5000 Series Case LH Maxxum, Good Condition, Includes 84in Quick Attach Bucket

TOOLS

• 18,000lb Capacity 4 Post Lift • Hydraulic Bottle Jack • Winpower Generator/PTO Driven • Hydraulic Engine Lift • Stick Welder • Wire Feed Welder • Portable Hobart Welder, 4cyc, Gas Motor on Trailer • Lincoln Portable Welder • Gas Torches • Continental 30T Hydraulic Press • Packard Heavy Duty Drill Press, 3/4hp • Air Compressor • DeWalt Cordless Leaf Blower • Air Tools - 1” Drive Impact, 3/4” Drive Impact, 1/2” Drive Impact • Large Assortment of Logging Chians & Boomers • Dewalt 6” Bench Grinder, Electric, 110 Volt • Milwaukee Large Electric Grinder Hand Held • Large Assortment of Oil Pumps, Barrel Mount • Assorted Electric Gas Weed Eaters • Troy Built Rototiller • Gas Powered Sickle Mower • Large Electric Dehorning Tools • Large Electric Drill, Fits Older Drill Press • Table Saw • Briggs Motor 8.25hp, New • Small Water Tank w/Pump • Pressure Washer • Trash Pump • Space Heaters • Large Amount of Hoses • 2 - Yamaha Grizzly 600 4x4 ATVs • Ford Bush Hog Mower 5ft • Lawn Sweeper • Woods Brush Bull 84” Heavy Duty 3pt Mower • Gas Powered Pressure Washer • Older Kawasaki Mule • Numerous Tires & Wheels • Large I-Beam, Approximately 40ft long

LIVESTOCK

• Powder River Squeeze Chute • Powder Mountain Roping Chute, New Condition • Hot Box for Baby Calfves w/Heater, 110 volt • Daniels Portable Gates • 12ft Cattle Panels

TILLAGE & SEEDING EQUIPMENT

• 2004 Flexi-Coil 5000HD 45ft, 10” Spacing Air Drill, w/2340 Tow Behind Cart • 2000 Ezee-On 3500 36ft, Floating Hitch, 8” Spacing Cultivator w/Harrows & Rear Hitch • 1980 Melroe 28ft 505 w/Renn Harrows • 1982 Melroe 30ft 505 w/Renn Harrows • 1978 Case, 28ft Tandem Disk • John Deere 12ft Disk • 2004 Flexi-Coil 2320 Cart, 4” Packers, Spreader Boots & Eagle Beak • 60ft Booms for 2320 Cart to be Sold Separate • 2 - ValMar Pull-Type Granular Applicator • John Deere 1240 4 Row Corn Planter, Pull Type • King Kutter 3pt Blade • John Deere 3pt Blade, 80A, 8ft • Rock-O-Matic 57 Rock Picker • 12ft Pasture Draw Harrow, Chain Link • Older 14ft John Deere Chisel Plow, Hydraulic Lift • FHM 8ft Spreader/Grader • 14ft Spike Drag Harrows • Meyer 3pt Ditcher • Meyer 3pt Ditcher, Pull Type w/Wings

TRUCKS & TRAILERS

• 1993 Peterbilt, 330hp, Cummins, 9spd, Excellent Tires, Chrome Extras, Sweet Truck • 1992 Kenworth T400 w/19ft box, Roll Tarp, Rear Hoist Control, L10 Cummings • 1985 IH 9370 Cat 3406B Cab Over Semi, 13sp • F-350, New Chrome Front Bumper • Ford L9000 Tender Truck • 2004 Ford F250 Flatbed Quad Cab Auto 4x4, V8, 160k • 2001 Ford F250 Single Cab Long Box Pickup, V8, 160k, Auto, 4x4, Tool Box • 1979 Ford F350 2wd, Dually Mounted with Falcan Round Bale Deck, 4sp, 68000 miles • 1990 Ford F250 7.3L with AG Chem Sprayer 400 gallon, 50ft Raven Control Trimble GPS • 1979 Chevrolet C20, 4x4, 350 Stroker, Mounted with 60ft Marflex Sprayer, Micotrac Controller, 9hp Honda • 1978 GMC 6500 Grain Truck 18ft Box • 1981 Ford F700 Diesel, Auto, 18ft Box & Hoist, Roll Tarp, Remote Tailgate, 69000 miles • 1975 Ford Pickup with Sprayer, Summers, 350 gallon, 60ft, Honda Motor • 1985 Dodge Ram 50 • Dodge 500 Grain Truck, 14ft Box/Hoist, Plumbed Drill Fill, 4/2 Speed • IH 1600 Truck, 16ft box, 44000 miles • S-10 Pickup, 2x4 Extended Cab • 1990 Toyota 4x4 SR5 • Linden 38ft Tilt Bed/Heavy Duty Equipment Trailer • 1997 Ranch 40ft Belly Dump Trailer • 1985 Merritt Hopper Trailer, 42ft x 80in • 1971 Star 36ft Hopper Trailer • 2003 Dopeker A Train 29ft Lead and 27ft Pup • 1975 Wilson 40ft Cattle Pot • 1992 Mitsubishi 2 Door 3000 GT • 1995 Black Nissan Pickup • 20ft Wilray Round Bale Rack • High-Line 7 Bale Hauler • Donahue 30ft Trailer • 20ft x 7ft 8inFlatbed Gooseneck Trailer • 16ft Bumper Pull Skidsteer Trailer, Swains, w/ramp, Tandem • 8ft x 13ft Hay Trailer, Tandem Axle

SKID STEER LOADERS

• Scat Trax 1300C Skid Steer, 1700 hours • Case 1840 Uniloader, Enclosed Cab, Diesel, 2035 hrs • Bobcat 825 Skidsteer with Forks & Bucket • Pallet Forks for Skid Steer

IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT

• W-W Chute • Pounder • Horse Feeder • Spreader

• 30 - 5” Hook-N-Latch Mainline w/Risers • 12 - 6” Wade Rain Mainline • Regulators • Hoses • Pipe Trailer • 4RB Pump • Pivot Bridges, 2 - 30ft x 4ft, 2 - 20ft x 4ft, 1 - 16’x4’

HAYING EQUIPMENT

• MacDon 7000 Windrower, 14ft Auger Head w/ Conditioner, Perkins Diesel, Aircon • John Deere 466 Small Square Baler, PTO • Gehl 1860 Round Baler, 540 Conveying Wheels • A&L Hay Fluffer, Hydraulic Drive • 2- Single and 1 - Double 3pt Bale Spears

• Hydrants

HARVEST EQUIPMENT

• 2000 Case IH 2388 Combine, 500hrs on recondition • 2001 MacDon 972 30ft Draper Head • 2000 Case IH 1015 Pickup Head • Case IH 1015 Pickup Head w/Case IH Pickup • International 810 12ft Pickup Head • Case 1015 13ft Pickup Head • 2010 Frontier HT 1132 Header Transport • 2005 Case IH 2042 36ft Draper Head, Pickup Reel, Low Acres • Macdon 960 Draper Header, 25ft • Case IH 1015 Pickup Header • MK 10x61 Swing Hopper Auger • Westfield 8x36ft Auger • Westfield Drill Fill Auger • 1010 Case Auger Head, 30ft • MK 8x41 Auger with Honda Motor • A&L F500 Grain Cart, 1000 PTO • Aeration Tubing


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HANDY INDUSTRIES RETIREMENT

Youth tractor safety school set

By NDSU Extension Service Youth will have an opportunity to learn how to operate farm equipment safely during a tractor safety school the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is holding May 29-31 at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn. Fourteen- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for someone other than immediate family members must complete an approved tractor and machinery safety training program successfully, according to Rick Schmidt, an Extension agent in Oliver County and the school’s organizer. Although the school is designed for 14- and 15-year-olds, youth who are 13 can participate. Tractor safety certification for 13-year-olds will take effect when they turn 14. Youth do not need to be a 4-H member to sign up for the school. Youth will learn: • The rules of the road • How to read an operators manual • How to operate large and small tractors Youth will receive hands-on training in operating farm equipment. The training includes obstacle courses that simulate farm situations. The youth also will participate in an all-terrain vehicle safety certification program. The cost of the school is $135. The school is limited to 15 students. The registration deadline in May 18. Send registrations to Oliver County Extension/Tractor Safety School, P.O. Box 166, Center, ND 58530. Make checks payable to Oliver County Extension. For more information, contact Schmidt at 701-794-8748 or rick.schmidt@ndsu.edu.

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Items located at North 4 Buttes Rd., Scobey, MT Preview items by appointment Contact Jason (406) 239-3529

• 2002 Flexi Coil 67XL sprayer 1500 gallon tank, Auto Rate, Auto Fold, Field Ready. • 1999 Flexi-Coil air seeder, 3450 front cart, 2320 rear cart 9” spacing with 4” paired row double shoot and 4” rubber packers, Variable rate, full run primary blockage monitor, new tires and updated towers. This unit was used in the 2017 season and is field ready. • John Deere 635F Hydra Flex 35’ header Field Ready, with custom built header trailer, single point hydraulic hookup. Trailer will sell with header 7,000# torsion axles. • 1986 Steiger Panther CP1360 400hp, Full power shift 12-2, Outback Auto Steer, 300 hours on remanufactured 3406 Caterpillar 14.6L turbo engine, 4 hydraulic remotes and return hydraulics for air seeder, 600 hours on front and rear axle rebuilds this includes planetaries, 12000 hour total time on tractor. • 1984 Case 2294 13000 hours total time, Motor and Trans work done in the last 3000 hours, 12-4 Power shift, 540/1000 PTO, diff lock, 2 remotes, AC/Heat. This is well cared for 1 owner tractor ready to go to work. • Kinze 1040 Grain cart new floor, walking beam duals, roll tarp, 1000 bushel cart.

• Proxy bidding opens Thursday, May 10 • Internet bidding opens Monday, May 14 • Auction Closes Wednesday, May 16

• Loftness GBL10 grain bagger. This unit works well and has been well cared for. • 2000 Custom Built 53’ drop deck trailer 96” wide with 4’ extensions in rear for hauling sprayer, 3 axles, 10’ on top deck - 43’ on bottom deck, aluminum and wood deck, 12 new 255/75 - 22.5 tires, beavertail with ramps, kingpin set back 18”. • 1983 Doonan 21’ hopper pup 15’ tongue, Tarp, good brakes, 24.5 steel wheels, aluminum/steel construction, steel floor. • Phillips 4305 Rotary harrow with Valmar 2055 applicator (needs hoses) and Gates bg lifter. • Selling 2 - John Deere 914P pickup headers with 14’ Rake Up attachments, single point hydraulic hookup, and a 2 place pickup header trailer, field ready. • 24’ Krause fold out disc • Kwik Kleen 772 Grain Cleaner 7 tubes, converted to PTO drive, good working condition • Melroe 388 pickup attachment (8 belts) with trailer • 3 - Grain augers, Brandt 1060 PTO, Brandt 7X45 PTO, Sakundiak HD8X30 with Wheatheart hydraulic drag (20 HP B&S)

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National Wine Day

Date When : Always on May 25th Tap the keg. Crack open a bottle. Today is National Wine Day. People have been drinking wine since the early days of man (and woman). There are plenty of references to wine in the Bible. Wine has thankfully been around for thousands of years. There are many varieties of grapes, giving us the opportunity to make and enjoy, hundreds of different varieties of wines. Made from fermented grapes, wine is easy to make. As a result, there are many home vintners among us. While you don’t have to drink wine today to celebrate this day, it certainly would not be as much fun.. It is so easy to celebrate National Wine Day. Here are a few ideas: • Have a glass or two of wine. • Go on a winery tour. • Make some home made wine. • Have a wine variety that you have never tried before. Important: Remember, if you do drink, don’t drive.


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FARM EQT • TRACTORS • TRUCKS • TRAILERS HARVESTING EQT

2012 CIH 8120 Combine; 1582 rHrs, 1997 eHrs, 30,410 acres, AFS CIH 600 GPS auto steer, lateral tilt, straw spreader, Goodyear 520/85R42 duals, Goodyear 28L-26 rear, self leveling sieve -adj from cab, premium cab, buddy seat, air compressor. 2009 CIH G156915 Draper Header; 40’, 4 wheel transport, finger reel, safety lights 2014 REM VRX Grain Vac; 102 hrs, 10”x18’ disch, 50’ suction pipe, 2 suction attach, 1000 pto 2012 Brandt 1060 Swing-Away Auger; hydr lift, 540 pto, 17’ swing arm, twin auger hopper 1994 Brandt 1060 Swing-Away Auger; hydr lift, 540 pto, 14’ swing arm, sgl auger

2000 JD 9400; 4 wd, 9275 hrs, ps 12 spd, Outback S3 GPS w/hydr auto steer, Trelleborg 750/65-38’s duals, 3 hydr, 16 pc wgts, 425 hp 1974 JD 7520; 4 wd, 12,157 hrs, 14’ Degelman dozer, syncro shift, 1000 pto, 20.8-34 duals, 3 hydr, 175 hp 1973 JD 4430; 12,768 hrs, ps 8 spd, 3 pt, 540/1000 pto, 2 hydr, 18.4-38’s, 125 hp. Sells w/JD 148 loader 6’ bkt, grpl, joystick,

TRUCKS & ATV

2007 KW T800B; Cat C13 Acert-435 hp, Eaton 10 spd, 556k miles, 60” Autocar sleeper, 224” wb, jake, air seat, 3 way lockers, air suspension, 11R24.5’s, alum whls, alum grill guard

2005 JD 4895 Swather; 777 rHrs, 1040 eHrs, 16’ 896 PowrReverser hdr, conditioner, 18.4R26, 14L-16.1SL, buddy seat

1997 KW T800; Cmns M11330 hp, Rockwell 10 spd, 1M+ mi (10k mi on new crate eng/ trans), Kincaid 20’ box, hoist, o/s remote, roll tarp, air shift pto, t/a w/3rd air lift, 11R24’s, alum whls

2011 NH BR7090 Baler; net & twine, XtraSweep p/u, endless belts, moisture tester, monitor, 1000 pto, 21.5L-16.1SL, 4489 bales

2014 Ford F350 Lariat SD; crew, 4 wd, 2014 Besler 3100 bale bed, Pwrstrk 6.7L, auto, 100k mi, air bags, remote compressor, Cattleman grill guard

Sitrex Twin Wheel Rake VP10; 10 wh’l, 3 pt.

2011 Polaris Ranger 800 UTV; High Output, 14k mi, 1770 hrs, 4 wd, cab, wdshld, doors, heater

TRACTORS

2014 JD 6170R; mfwd, 2091 hrs, power quad w/LH reverser, air ride cab, triple link suspension, 4 hydr, 540/1000 pto, 3 pt w/ remote, 18.4R46’s, 420/90R30 frt, wh’l wgts, 170 hp. Sells w/JD H380 loader 8’ bkt, grpl, joystick

1969 Ford F600; 20’ box, hoist, 23’ hay rack, t/a, V8, 4/2 shift, 10.00-20’s, 77k mi 1964 Chev 60; 305V8, 4/2 shift, Diamond 15’6 box, hoist, tarp, 9.00-20’s, 67k mi

TRAILERS

2014 Timpte Grain; 50’x96, triple axle w/3rd air lift, gvwr 77k, 24” ag hoppers, air susp, 11R24.5’s, auto remote openers & tarp 1994 Jet Grain Pup; 22’x96, roll tarp, 11R24.5’s, alum wh’ls, new brakes & drums 2005 Titan Stock; 24’x83, gsn, t/a, 2 gates, walk thru door, rubber mat, 235/85R16’s, 8000 lb axles

PLANTING & FIELD EQT

2014 JD 1830 Air Hoe Drill; 50’x10” sgl shoot, rubber press wh’ls, light pkg; JD 1910 Tow Behind Air Cart, 550 bu-3 comp, 520/85R38 duals, 21.5L-16.1 SL frt, light pkg, 17,215 acres JD E1600 Field Cultivator; 41’, C-shanks, sweeps, hydr fold, Flexi-coil tine harrow & rolling basket attach Melroe 501 Chisel Plow; 44’, Cshanks, chsl pts, hydr fold Morris B3-48 Tine Harrow; 50’, Summer harrows, 9/16 tines, Gandy applicator, hydr fold Phillips Rotary Harrow; 45’ Valmar applicator, hydr fold Bourgalt 850 Exterminator Sprayer; 120’ bms, 1000 gal tank, swivel jets, fold behind

NISSLEY INC Mark Nissley (406) 989-4108

Inspection Preview: By appt contact Mark - available most days

BID ONLINE AT Musser Bros, Inc. • (406) 652-2266

Farmers in several Montana counties are experiencing nearly complete yield loss in portions of their fields due to soil acidity (low pH). Standard top 6-inch soil pH testing may not definitively identify soil acidity problems. Most fields with low pH problem areas also have larger areas with higher pH that buffer the pH value when soil samples submitted to labs are mixed from 6-8 subsamples per field. Also, the lowest pH is generally in the top 2 to 3 inches, not the top 6 inches, further masking the issue. MSU soil scientists have now identified fields in 15 Montana counties with soil pH levels below 5.5, some as low as 3.8. Because many Montana soils have pH levels greater than 7.0, soil acidification received little attention until recently when yield-limiting acidity was identified in Chouteau County. At pH levels below 5.0, naturally-occurring soil metals (like aluminum and manganese), become more soluble and can stunt root and shoot growth. Young plants in acidic areas are often yellow with club or “witch’s broom” roots (see photos). Substantial yield losses occur at pH levels below 4.5. The most sensitive cereal crops appear to be barley and durum, followed by spring wheat. The major cause of acidification appears to be ammonium fertilizers, including urea, applied in excess of crop uptake. No-till concentrates the acidity near the surface where fertilizer is applied. Acidity problems usually start in low lying areas of a field (where yield has historically been high), and CONTINUED ON PAGE A8


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Biegalke Ranch

ESTATE AUCTION

1993 Ford 8630 w/ Woods DuAl 275

Friday, May 18 , 2018 • 10:00 a.m. th

1998 JD 4100 w/ JD 410 Loader

Location: 9 miles SE of Stanford, MT

From Stanford, go 8 miles SE on Hwy 87, then ½ mile west and ½ mile south on Cottonwood Trail. From Moccasin, MT, go 9.5 miles west on Hwy 87, then then ½ mile west and ½ mile south on Cottonwood Trail.

Owners: Francis & Beulah “Boots” Biegalke Estate

Live Internet Bidding on Guns & Major Equipment at High Noon

2004 Yamaha TTR-250

Heiser

Tractors • Pickups & ATV’s • Tillage & Combine Farm & Utility Equipment • Shop Equipment Tanks • Livestock Equipment & Supplies Yard & Garden • Antiques, Collectibles & Household Coins • Western Gear • Firearms • Ammunition & Reloading

Victor Ario

Win 670, .270 Win

Rem 788, .30-30

Rossi, .22 LR pump

Steiger, 12 ga.

Marlin 39M, .22 LR

Ford Golden Jubilee NAA

MT Livestock Brand

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X-standing-L

Cattle: Left Rib Horses: Left Thigh

Farmall M w/ Farmall F11 Marlin, .22 LR

Ferguson TO-30

Ithaca, .410 ga.

Win 9422M, .22 Mag

Rem Mohawk 600, .243 Rem

Springfield, 20 ga.

- Sale Day Phones Jayson 406-366-5125 or Kyle 406-366-0472

Full listing available on our website. Ruger SP101, .22 LR

Ruger Single Six

Ruger Single Six, .22 Mag

www.ShobeAuction.com Lewistown, Montana

Office: 406-538-5125 Jayson 406-366-5125 • Kyle 406-366-0472

Montana

Pepper

NIGHT FRIDAY Fry n Eat Fish a C u o Y All G MORNIN Y A D R U SAT Breakfast Pancake

Ruger GP100, .357 Mag

Horse Progress Days

Ace

Saturday, June 2, 2018

10 a.m. at the Reuben Miller Farm, 3 miles southest of Moore, MT

EARLY CONSIGNMENTS

Pepper - 8 yo black & white Paint mare. A sharp mare broke to ride and drive. Ace - 9 yo grulla QH gelding. Broke to ride and drive. Sonny - 3 yo Percheron/Paint gelding. This horse wants to please. Broke to ride and drive. Reba - 3 yo steel grey Percheron/Morgan mare. Raised by Millers, she is very sensible. Broke to ride and drive. Rocket - 3 yo bay Morgan/Halflinger gelding. Raised by the Millers, he is broke to ride and drive. Chester - 5 yo palamino Belgian/QH gelding. A well built gelding that rides, packs and drives. Peppy - 8 yo buckskin QH gelding. A quiet horse broke to ride.

Hooey - 4 yo palamino AQHA gelding. Ranch broke, rope & ride, cowy, gentle. Dick & Dolly - 10 yr black Percheron mare/gelding. 16 hands. Broke to ride and drive. Parade ready! Fan & Flicka - 9 yo black & white Paint mares. 16 hands. A nice sharp team that are well broke. Matt & Jeff - 5/6 yo grey Percheron geldings. 17:2 hands. An experienced team broke to ride and drive. Prince & Peter - 9 yo sorrel Belgian geldings. 17:2 hands. A well broke team that drives and rides. People Hauler, Fully restored with cedar seats. Freight Wagon, Fully restored. Chuck Wagon, Fully restored.

New this Ye ar

DEMONST RATI DAY • JULY TOH N 13

Hooey

For More Information Reuben Miller 406-374-2287 Steve Miller 406-374-2715

ADDITIONAL CONSIgNMENTS 12 yo Standardbred gelding, all trot, traffic broke. • (2) yearling Belgian stud colts • 10 yo QH, Kid broke. 11/12 yo b&w Paint/Draft ponies. mare/gelding. 54”. Drive single & double. Used on all farm machinery. (20) 6 bar, 20’ continuous fence panels • Amish Surrey • Pioneer buckboard • Pioneer carts

An excellent selection of new & used tack, harness, collars, wagons and buggies! Much more expected by the day of the auction! See website for updates!!

Dick & Dolly

Chester

Peppy

Sonny

Reba

Rocket

Fan & Flicka

Matt & Jeff

Prince & Peter

View www.ShobeAuction.com for full list and sale updates • 406-538-5125


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

ROUND BALER FOR SALE

Soil acidity: An emerging issue that requires scouting CONTINUED FROM PAGE A6

Vermeer Super M 605 round baler, field ready, approximately 14,000 bales..........$25,000 obo Call 684-5247 or 596-3007 Keith/Cathy Rash

Farm Auction May 19th, 10 am

Combines:

Tools & Misc:

Implements:

Trucks & Trailers

Tractors:

Go to springhillauctioneers.com for more information or call (406) 560-7505

acidity symptoms spread outward. To identify if you have an acidification problem, look at your top 6-inch soil test. If the pH is consistently above 7.5, it’s unlikely you have a problem. If it is below 6.0, you likely have areas with pH below 5 and have yield-limiting soil acidity. On fields where standard soil test pH levels in the top 6 inches are below 7.5, scout for yellow seedlings and club roots. To verify that those symptoms are caused by low pH, analyze just the top 2 inches for pH, either with a field pH stick, pH probe, or lab analysis. Soil in the zone at the edge of poor growth areas should also be sampled to determine if the pH is close to toxic on the margins, but do not yet exhibit symptoms. The potential is there for problem areas to grow in size. Areas where pH is 5 to 6 should be managed differently to prevent further acidification. For additional information on this emerging issue, go to http://landresources.montana.edu/soilfertility and click on Soil Scoops where you will find two documents on soil acidification, or click on Presentations. Please contact Clain Jones, MSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist (clainj@ montana.edu, 994-6076) or MT Salinity Control Association (406-278-3071) if you have any questions.


Pulse crop insect diagnostic series

By NDSU Extension Service Pulse crop producers have a new tool to help them identify insect pests that attack chickpeas, field peas and lentils in the major pulse-growing areas of the U.S. The new “Pulse Crop Insect Diagnostic Series” from the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service summarizes insect pests of the northern Plains (Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota) and the Palouse area of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Idaho and Oregon). The series was a collaborative effort among NDSU, University of Idaho, South Dakota State University and Montana State University. “The series features integrated pest management (IPM) tools for managing major insect pests of pulse crops,” says Jan Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist. “Sections of the series include pest identification, crop damage, monitoring or scouting tips, economic threshold, cultural control, host plant resistance, biological control and chemical control.” The insect pests covered in the series are: wireworms, cutworms, pea leaf weevils, grasshoppers, Lygus bugs, pea weevils and pea aphids. Some of the beneficial organisms that attack these insect pests of pulse crops also are addressed. Knodels adds, “The voracious lady beetle adults and larvae that consume about 50 to 300 aphids per day are an example of beneficial organisms. Other effective predators covered are lacewings or aphid lions, minute private bugs, and Syrphid flies or hoverflies. The series also includes information about tiny parasitic wasps called parasitoids that lay eggs inside the body of aphids, and as larvae hatch from the eggs, they eat the aphid from the inside out, killing it.” The “Pulse Crop Insect Diagnostic Series” is available online at http://bit.ly/PulseCropInsectSeries. This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program through the North Central IPM Center (2014-70006-22486).

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SEEDER FOR SALE

Brillion Grass/Alfalfa seeder. Field ready. Call 406-537-2333 • Melville, MT

For ranchers: financial statements, ratios explained

By University of Wyoming Extension While most ranchers state that profit is picture. Both are free at bit.ly/UWEpubs. not their only motive for ranching, a ranch Ritten is an extension specialist in the that is profitable is more likely to be susDepartment of Agricultural and Applied tainable over time, write John Ritten and Economics, and Feuz is the UW Extension Bridger Feuz in “Understanding Ranch livestock marketing specialist. Financials,” a new publication from UW “Understanding Financial Statements” Extension. describes how to use the balance sheet, “Understanding Financial Statements” income statement, and cash flows. Ritten and “Calculating and Interpreting Financial and Feuz recommend examining these esRatios to Gauge Ranch Business Health sential statements at least once a year, as and Guide Management Decisions” offer each gives insight into different aspects of a practical approach to the bigger financial the financial health of the operation. An accountant or financial professional already employed by the ranch should be able to prepare them. “Calculating and Interpreting Financial Ratios to Gauge Ranch Business Health and Guide Management Decisions” describes key indicators of liquidity, solvency, and income that can be calculated from standard financial statements. While the authors say ratio analysis can provide a powerful approach to business management, they also offer these caveats: • Remember, no single ratio provides all the information needed to make good decisions. • Whether a ratio falls where you want it or not, don’t stop watching it. • Ratios are information only. YOU decide what action to take in response. “The success of your ranch can be measured many ways, but the longevity of your enterprise is most likely to be determined by its financial success,” say Ritten and Feuz. “Knowing how to measure financial success can help guide management decisions you are contemplating.” For more information, contact Ritten at 307-7663373 or john.ritten@uwyo. edu. These how-to guides are among many from UW Extension that help extend skills in grazing, cropping, pruning, canning, habitat restoration and more. See bit.ly/UWEpubs. Find a comprehensive set of practical tools for Wyoming ranchers at bit.ly/WYRanchtools. YouTube video series from UW Extension include Barnyards and Backyards, From the Ground Up and Exploring the Nature of Wyoming. ##### Did you know that eating guacamole can make you happier? Avocados help boost seratonin levels in the brain. ##### Watermelon can help relieve stress and anxiety, keep you energized, and boost your metabolism.


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Pea weevil

Steinhatchee Inc.

By Western Triangle Ag Research Center

Stevensville, MT (406) 239-0942 • nelsen889@aol.com

1998 Volvo 4000 gallon water truck with like new tank pump, 6 sprays, 385 hp Volvo, 10 speed transmission, air conditioning, air ride, 12,000 lb. fronts, 40,000 lb. rears, ex brake, very clean truck.$37,500

1997 Cat TH63 telehandler, 3211 hours, cab, 6000 lb., 42-ft. reach, house leveler, hydraulic tilt fork carriage. $6000 in rebuilds this spring - work ready..........$27,500

1989 Freightliner 3500 gallon water truck 269,000 miles, 3406B Cat 15 speed, air conditioning, 18,000 lb. fronts, 44,000 lb. rears on Hendricksen tag axle, 6 sprays. 2018 Forest Service contract available with all required Forest Service equipment. Very good condition, work ready.

2002 Towmaster T-50 tri-axle tag trailer, 61,600 GVWR, 28-ft. deck, 5-ft. beavertail w/ramps, 9-ft. wide. .........................................$16,500

Bruchuspisorum(L.), the pea weevil, is not a true weevil, New 84” large cap SS bucket with 2013 Stehl tow dolly 6000 lb. with but is a serious pest of pea crops. Adults lay eggs in the destraps, like new, used once.$1250 bolt-on edge..........................$900 veloping pea in the field, but larvae complete development in the grain bin. For this reason, the pea weevil is strictly speaking not a stored grain pest, though most of its damage is caused while it is in the bin. Larvae excavate the center of the pea and construct a circular exit hole (Figure 1). Damage from this insect is most often discovered at the elevator. Up to 70% of grain weight loss occurs in the storage bin due to continued larval feeding. If you’re looking for long, deep-bodied cattle with natural muscling and the ability to put extra weight on your calves, The adult pea weevil can we are now offering: 50 two year old bulls • 180 Yearling bulls • 60 Calving Ease Heifer Bulls • 80 Replacement Heifers be surveyed in the field using a sweep net. Adults are thick brown beetles with white spots on the elytra. The abdomen extends beyond the elytra and has white tips. The adults measure 5mm in length. Control Sheep may be used to graze out crop residues, either eating the larvae from shattered pods or exposing them to direct sunlight. Chemical control may be SAV Bismarck Coleman Charlo used for the adults when CED +12 BW +1 WW +53 YW +89 Milk +9 CED +11 BW -.4 WW +50 YW +91 Milk +25 they are in flight. Threshold for spraying is 2 beetles/25 sweeps (Dun) & 1 beetle/25 sweeps (White). Assessing Sweep netting for adults in the summer after peas flower is a good way to survey populations. Beetles are more common near field borders. Research This is a new pest in MonConnealy Spur Connealy Countdown tana. WTARC is investigatCED +8 BW +3 WW +68 YW +117 Milk +34 CED +10 BW +.2 WW +60 YW +101 Milk +10 ing monitoring methodologies to assess the presence and extent of pea weevil in Montana. As more information accumulates about this pest control programs will be initiated. Western Triangle Ag Research Center, 9546 Old Shelby Rd, P.O. Box 656, Conrad, MT 59425; Contact: (406) 2787707

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1991 Highway 2 West • Havre, MT

(406) 265-2246

Visit us online at www.havreford.net

Students earn national title for third year in a row By K-State Research and Extension News

UP TO $6,000 IN REBATES!* On all 2018 Ford F150’s In Stock

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Bid Your Price - Before May 28th • 12 Noon ONLINE ONLY AT www.KinseyAuction.com Featuring a retirement sell out and several inventory reductions in this auction. Assets located Forsyth, Baker and Ekalaka Montana

TRACTORS • John Deere 6140 R Tractor (180 hours) with John Deere H360 Loader bucket/grapple (Retirement sell out machine) • John Deere 6170 R Tractor (low hours) pto, 3 point, cab, 480/80R46 Rear tires very good, 420/90R/30 fronts very good (retirement sell out machine) • John Deere 4240 Tractor GRAIN HANDLING • Brandt 40’ 6” , pto, grain auger • Langhard 60’, 8” , pto, grain auger VEHICLES • 2014 Dodge 2500 longhorn ram Laramie, 97,368 miles , leather, pw,pl, Turbo Cummins, automatic transmission, b/w gooseneck hitch (very clean pickup) SEEDING /TILLAGE EQUIPMENT • John Deere 71, 8 row planter • John Deere 8350 grain drill (alfalfa seeder) • McFarlane 36’ harrow (good condition from retirement sell out) • John Deere 1600 Tool bar (Very good condition- used for leveling hay ground Retirement sell out) • Summers Diamond 10 44’ Disc 22.75” front discs , 23” rear discs (very good condition & well maintained) • John Deere 14’ Cultipacker

type swather • John Deere 566 Baler (twine) HARVEST • 2005 John Deere 9660 STS Combine, 800-65 R32 front tires,very good 18.4-26 rear tires good (low hours) (Retirement sell out machine-very clean machine) • John Deere 7700 Turbo diesel combine• John Deere 936D Grain Head with header trailer (Retirement sell out) TRAILERS • 2016 Trail King side dump trailer , tri-axle (very good condition) • 46’ Trail mobile Semi-Hay Trailer with hay racks, tandem dolly axle TRUCKS • 1975 Chevrolet C60 Truck with grain box/hoist, roll tarp, 46,000 miles on odometer (retirement sell out, good clean truck) • 2003 Ford F750, auto 60,330 Miles LOADERS/OTHER • Gehl Round Bale unroller with Hydraulic rams and hoses • Koyker loader • EzOn Loader /bucker • Several hundred steel fence posts

HAYING EQUIPMENT • John Deere 569 Premium Round Hay Baler (very good condition from a retirement sell out) • New Holland HW 325 Swather, 18’ header, 683 hours, 18.4-26 fronts very good, 14L-16.1 SL rear good (100 acres on new cutting system very good condition - retirement sell out machine) • John Deere R450 Windrower (nice machine) • New Holland 14’pull

SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DESCRIPTIONS & PHOTOS! Bid Your Price Online Only At:

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The Kansas State University Meat Animal Evaluation team won the national title for the third straight year during the annual competition in Lubbock, Texas.

Kansas State University successfully defended its national title at the 2018 Collegiate Meat Animal Evaluation Contest in Lubbock, Texas, winning the event for the third year in a row. The competition includes live market animal carcass predictions and pricing, breeding animal evaluation and meat judging competition and serves as a capstone judging experience for students by incorporating many industry applicable concepts. “Meat animal evaluation is a challenging contest and we are impressed by these students’ dedication and hard work,” said Evan Titgemeyer, K-State Animal Sciences and Industry interim department head. “This contest not only tests a student’s ability in meat and livestock evaluation, but also requires that they understand pricing, which is particularly important in today’s value-based marketing system. We’re proud of the students and coaches for bringing home the national title for the third year in a row.” The team placed first in the breeding, communication and pork divisions of the contest. Individually K-State had two place in the top five overall. Shilo Schaake of Westmoreland, Kansas was second overall and Payton Dahmer of Nevada, Missouri placed fourth. The team is coached by Travis O’Quinn and Chris Mullinix and assisted by graduate student Lauren Prill. K-STATE RESULTS • Champion Team – breeding, communications and pork divisions • Third-Place Team – beef and sheep divisions • Fourth-Place Team – market and meats divisions Individual Results (top 10) • Shilo Schaake (Westmoreland, Kansas) – 2nd overall, 4th breeding and 6th pork • Payton Dahmer (Nevada, Missouri) – 5th overall, 1st breeding and 9th sheep • Cody Boden (Clear Brook, Virginia) – 7th overall, 1st pork and 10th market • Wyatt Durst (Morrowville, Kansas) – 8th overall, 2nd breeding and 5th pork • Hannah Frobose (Pemberville, Ohio) – 5th beef and 10th breeding • Lucus Tuck (Bowling Green, Ohio) – 3rd beef and 8th market • Kolton Aubuchon (Trinidad, Colorado) – 7th meats • Whitney Whitaker (Templeton, California) – 10th breeding • Emilee Holt (Caldwell, Idaho) – 7th market and 8th sheep

National Macaroon Day

Date When Celebrated: Always on May 31 National Macaroon Day honors the Macaroon, a flourless cookie. It is popular among the Jewish community, especially during Passover, when Jews can not cook with flour. But, the popularity of the Macaroon doesn’t stop there. It is also enjoyed around the world. Macaroons are made from ground nuts and leavened egg whites. Coconut and potato starch is common in Macaroon recipes. Macaroons were believed to have been first made in an Italian monastery in 1792. While monks are well known for their vows of silence, they just couldn’t keep quiet about this tasty treat. Celebrate National Macaroon Day by baking and eating macaroons. If your schedule is tight today, stop by a bakery and select some for both work and for home.


MSU to host statewide agricultural research center field days in June and July

By Jenny Lavey, MSU News Service days include facility tours, explanations of The public is invited to attend free anresearch projects and results and a chance nual field days across Montana to tour and for citizens, producers, legislators and agrilearn about the people, places and projects business representatives to speak with MSU involved with agricultural research at Monscientists and Extension agents. tana State University’s College of AgriculDarrin Boss, head of MSU’s Department ture and Montana Agricultural Experiment of Research Centers and superintendent of Station or MAES. the Northern Agricultural Research Center Seven research stations across the state and the Western Triangle Agricultural Reand a local Bozeman campus farm will each host a field day this summer. Field CONTINUED ON PAGE A14

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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

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

Montana Hereford Directory Anchor Polled Herefords 406-467-2880, Vaughn, MT

Sam Anderson

406-848-2588, Emigrant, MT

Bar Star Cattle

Griffin Polled Herefords 406-821-0247, Darby, MT

Holden Herefords

Our production sale is any time you want. We sell Hereford bulls and females by private treaty. Find out more at feddes.com. Better yet, visit the ranch.

Indreland Ranch

Feddes Herefords www.feddes.com

406-450-1029, Valier, MT www.holdenherefords.com

406-399-7811, Loma, MT www.barstarcattle.com

406-549-4442, Missoula, MT

Barker Herefords

J Bar E Ranch

406-450-9716, Shelby, MT

Bayers Hereford Ranch

406-765-7068, Plentywood, MT

K & C Herefords

406-684-5465, Twin Bridges, MT www.bayersherefordranch.com

406-240-9301, Deer Lodge, MT

Beery’s Land & Livestock Co

406-584-7571, Lindsay, MT

406-979-5720, Vida, MT www.beeryherefords.com

Marty Bennett

406-221-6350, Feely, MT

Churchill Cattle Co

406-580-6421, Manhattan, MT www.churchillcattle.com

Cooper Hereford Ranch

406-539-6885, Willow Creek, MT www.cooperherefords.com

Curlew Cattle Co

406-287-9947, Whitehall, MT

Dallas Polled Herefords

406-368-2244, Canyon Creek, MT

Duncan Ranch Co

406-292-3503, Joplin, MT

Dutton Hereford Ranch

406-288-3330, Gold Creek, MT

Ehlke Herefords

406-266-4121, Townsend, MT www.ehlkeherefords.com

Elings Polled Herefords 406-278-3406, Conrad, MT

Feddes Herefords

Dan 406-570-1602, Manhattan, MT www.feddes.com

First West Insurance

406-922-6044, Bozeman, MT www.1stwestinsurance.com

Ft Keogh Livestock Research 406-874-8200, Miles City, MT

Frank Herefords

307-631-6012, Columbus, MT

Modest birth, massive meat

2009 Churchill Road Manhattan, MT 59741 tfeddes@msn.com Tim 406.570.4771 Dan 406.570.1602

K.L. Slagsvold Herefords

Your Northern Montana source for quality Hereford bulls

J Bar E Ranch Plentywood, MT

Arvid Eggen - 406-765-7068 Lorrie Eggen - 406-765-8219 Jay-De Eggen - 406-671-7149

Yearling Bulls & Heifers

L Bar W Ranch

406-425-2484, Absarokee, MT

Loyning Farms

For Sale Private Treaty

406-425-2252, Absarokee, MT

M/D Herefords

406-891-0973, Baker, MT www.facebook.com/ MD-Herefords

Cory & Keesha Dutton Deer Lodge, MT 406-240-9301 dutton.cory@gmail.com

McKechnie Hereford Ranch 406-432-2296, Shelby, MT

McMurry Cattle

406-254-1247, Billings, MT www.mcmurrycattle.com

Merrimac Cattle Company 406-735-4493, Geyser, MT

Otis Ranch

406-223-4518, Emigrant, MT

Rafter Ranch

406-832-3219, Wise River, MT

Sparks Herefords

406-778-2320, Plevna, MT www.sparksherefords.com

Storey Hereford Ranch

406-580-8255, Bozeman, MT www.facebook.com/ Storey-Hereford-Ranch

McMURRY CATTLE

Added Genetic Balance Trait And Carcass Value ONLY THE BEST SELL Private Treaty Bull Sales

Fred & Doreen McMurry 2027 Iris Lane Billings, MT 59102

Registered Bulls Heifers

HP 406 254 1247 Cell 406 697 4040 mcmurrycattle@gmail.com www.mcmurrycattle.com

Yearling Hereford Bulls for Sale Private Treaty

Wintered until end of April, Flexible Payment, Multi-Bull Discount

Thomas Herefords Vandeberg Ranch

Wichman Herefords

406-350-3123, Moore, MT www.wichmanherefords.com

Commercial Calves Yearlings

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MSU to host statewide agricultural research center field days in June and July CONTINUED FROM PAGE A13

Southern Agricultural Research Center, Tuesday, June 19: The field day begins at 3 p.m. and includes dinner. The center is located Dallas Polled Herefords 8210 Little Prickly Pear Road Canyon Creek, Montana at 748 Railroad Highway in Huntley. 406(406) 368-2244 (406) 443-5110 cell 348-3400. Northern Agricultural Research Center, Thursday, June 21: The field day begins at 3 p.m. with tours before and after dinner. The center is located about seven miles southwest of Havre on U.S. Highway 87. 406-265-6115. Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Tuesday, June 26: The field day begins at 11:30 a.m. and will include lunch. The center 406-390-5076 • Chester, MT is located at 9546 Old Shelby Road in Conrad. 406-278-7707. Providing all your cattle needs! Northwestern Agricultural Research Center, • Cake • Tubs • Liquid Feed Tuesday, July 10: The field day begins at 2 p.m., with dinner following the tour. NWARC • KayDee Mineral • Salt is located near Creston on State Highway 35. 406- 755-4303. Supplementing Cattle With Central Agricultural Research Center, The Customer In Mind! Thursday, July 12: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. The field day COMPETITIVE PRICING! starts at 9 a.m. and includes lunch. The center is located 2.5 miles west of Moccasin on U.S. Highway 87. 406-423-5421. The MSU Arthur H. Post TIMED ONLINE ONLY Agronomy Farm, Friday, July ENDS: WED MAY 30th 13: The Post Farm will begin tours at 8:30 a.m. followed ROSEBUD, MT Two Locations: 78 Fishing Access Road for FitzGeralds by lunch. The Post Farm is & 127 Thurlow Rd for Craig Weight located eight miles west of Bozeman on U.S. Highway 191. 406-586-6819. Eastern Agricultural Research Center, Tuesday, July 17: The field day begins at 9 a.m. and will include lunch. The center is located one (BF) 78 Fishing Access Rd, Rosebud, MT • From I-94 Rosebud exit 103 (8 mi E of Forsyth), E 1 mi on mile north of Sidney on State Hwy 446, N 3/4 mi across river to Fishing Access Rd, 3/4 mi W Highway 200. 406-433-2208. (CW) 127 Thurlow Rd, Rosebud, MT • From I-94 Rosebud exit 103 (8 mi E of Forsyth), E 1 mi on Hwy Western Agricultural Re446, N&E 9 3/4 mi to Thurlow Rd, S 1 mi search Center, Thursday, July 26: The field day starts at 4:30 FARM EQT • TRACTORS • TRUCKS • TRAILERS p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m. and tours following. WARC Leveler, Eversman 2400; 24’(BF) HARVESTING & TRACTORS is located at 580 Quast Lane, SPRAYER 1996 JD 8300 Tractor; mfwd, Mulch-Ripper, CIH 6800 Com11,009 hrs, ps, buddy seat, lrg Baler, NH 688; rd, twine, 540 bo; 6814 ripper, 12’, 7 shank (BF) Corvallis. 406-961-3025. 1000 pto, 5 hydr, 3 pt w/quik pto,(BF) MAES comprises agriculPlanter, JD 7300 MaxEmerge2; hitch, 17 pc wgts, 710/70R38 duBaler, Hesston 550; rd, twine, 18R22, 3 pt. 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search Center, said the statewide field days are an opportunity for MSU share its diverse agricultural and natural resources research with the people of Montana. “Agriculture is (the) highest-producing industry in Montana,” Boss said. “Unfortunately, as a population, we’re growing further away from food production. I would encourage all producers, agricultural allied industries and local community members around the state to attend one of our field days, even if you’re not directly involved with agriculture. Field days are a great opportunity to see how the researchers at MSU are assisting the producers of Montana through locally adapted research, so that Montana can continue to produce the highest-quality livestock, grain and horticultural products that feed the world.” Boss said the field days also provide opportunities for agricultural students to engage with the public and for students of the MSU campus in Bozeman to travel to and learn about MSU’s research centers. Summer 2018 field days include:


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2018 consignment sale Friday, June 1, 2018 Register 9:00 am• Sale 10:00 am

Chester Stockyards - NW end of Chester MT - Watch for signs - Lunch will be available -

AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Fritz Auction welcomes you to their consignment sale. Due to a long winter, followed by flooding on the Hi-line, many of our customers are concerned they won’t get items to town and are waiting to consign until closer to sale day. This means our listing could easily change, so please check our website, fritzbull.com, often. We will continue to take items until May 30th. This sale site does have cell phone coverage if you wish to bid via phone, but please contact us prior to sale day at 406-289-0037 to make arrangements. All items sell without reserve to the highest bidder. We’ll see you June 1-- Jim and crew

AUGERS

FARM KING 10x70, mechanical swing out In-floor unloading tube, 8”, 3 HP motor

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UW team that revolutionized grasshopper control is recognized

By University of Wyoming Extension growth regulators are applied to rangeland A University of Wyoming Extension in alternating swaths. This method affects team that changed how grasshopper outonly immature insects (pest grasshopper breaks are treated in North America and nymphs) and is benign to honey bees, butbeyond has received the 2018 Western terflies and other pollinators. Extension Directors Association Award of Since the late 1990s, the UW team has Excellence for its efforts. introduced the program in 10 states and 11 Prior to 2010, large-scale applications countries through demonstrations, handsof broad-spectrum pesticide neurotoxins on train-the-trainer workshops, and UW were common. The University of Wyoming Extension and academic publications. Now Grasshopper Integrated Pest Management it is the preferred option for grasshopper (IPM) Team of entomologists developed management in the West. an approach in which lower-risk insect In 2010, a major grasshopper outbreak was averted in Wyoming when the reduced agent and area treatments (RAATs) were applied to 6 million acres. The cost was $1.25 per acre and resulted in $14 million savings for the state’s agriculturists. The extension award recognizes Grasshopper IPM Team leader Alexandre Latchininsky, professor and UW Extension entomologist; and members Scott Schell, assistant extension entomologist; John Connett, IPM specialist; Cindy Legg, Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) database manager; Douglas Smith, Wyoming CAPS coordinator; Lee Noel, former graduate student; and team founder Jeffrey Lockwood, now professor of natural sciences and humanities in the University of Wyoming Department of Philosophy. The Western Extension Directors Association Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding extension education that addresses contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 Western states and Pacific Island U.S. Territories. The 2018 award will be presented at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting in Tamuning, Guam, July 9-12, 2018. For more information, contact Latchininsky at 307-766-2298 or latchini@ uwyo.edu. ##### Research suggests that dark chocolate boosts memory, attention span, reaction time, and problem-solving skills by increasing blood flow to the brain. This makes chocoholics very smart people. ##### Never put citrus fruits or tomatoes in the refrigerator. Low temperatures will degrade their aroma and flavor. ##### To remove unpleasant odors from your microwave, add a tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of water and microwave on high for a minute. Your microwave will smell lemony fresh.


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Corn responds to phosphorus starter fertilizer

By NDSU Extension Service Phosphorus-based starter fertilizer can increase corn grain yield and test weight, North Dakota State University (NDSU) research shows. That finding is the result of a decade of NDSU phosphorus-based starter fertilizer trials in east-central North Dakota. The trials evaluated corn response primarily with liquid 1034-0 applied using different methods and rates. Here are some highlights of the research: • Starter fertilizer increased corn grain yield 4 to 5 percent, compared with untreated corn, on soils generally testing low to medium for phosphorus. Plant population and yield were similar with band-applied (2 inches horizontally from seed) and in-furrow application of 10-34-0 at 2.5 to 6 gallons per acre. • Yield was similar when 10-34-0 was applied in-furrow at rates of 3 and 6 gallons per acre. • Yield did not improve with split applications of 10-34-0 using band plus in-furrow placement, compared with similar rates of only band- or in-furrow-applied fertilizer. •Deep-band (5 to 6 inches deep, fall or spring placed) or deep-band plus in-furrow-applied 10-34-0 resulted in yields that were similar to yields from band-applied fertilizer at planting time. • Plant population and yield were similar when in-furrow 10-34-0 and the low-salt fertilizer 6-24-6 was applied. More information about this research is available in an NDSU Extension Service publication, “Corn Response to Phosphorus Starter Fertilizer in North Dakota.” It’s available online at https://tinyurl.com/phosphorus-starter-fertilizer. A printed version is available from the Carrington Research Extension Center or NDSU Extension county offices. “The published research summary should assist North Dakota farmers as they make corn plant nutrition plans for the upcoming crop season,” says Greg Endres, an NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Visit https://tinyurl.com/Corn-soil-fertility for general recommendations on corn plant nutrition.

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UW meat judging team makes a comeback By University of Wyoming Extension

University of Wyoming meat judging team members at the National Western Meat Judging contest in Denver in January (left to right): Katie Hazlewood, Riverton; Erika Eckhardt, Sterling, Nebraska; Alecia Ouellette, Carson City, Nevada; Haley Cole, Cheyenne; Cedar Radosevich, Manila, Utah; Zach Davis, Sebastopol, California; Amanda Mills, Vernon, Vermont; Eli Worrall, Worland; coach Sierra Jepsen

The University of Wyoming meat judging team made a strong showing its first season under new coach Sierra Jepsen. The university last had a team in 2015. The team placed second overall in specifications out of 17 teams at the Houston Stock Show Meat Judging Contest in Houston March 3. Katie Hazlewood of Riverton, Erika Eckhardt of Sterling, Nebraska, and Eli Worrall of Worland, placed 10th, 11th and 12th individually in specifications. Eckhardt was 9th in pork judging. Specifications refer to the USDA institutional meat purchasing specifications that ensure consistency across the industry. Students memorize USDA specification rules for a variety of meat cuts, explained Jepsen. Competitors look over 10 cuts of meat and determine if they meet all specifications or if there are defects. “It’s a pleasure working with this group of students because they all care deeply about improving their personal scores, as well as being good representatives for the university and state of Wyoming,” Jepsen said. The team turned in its top performance at the Iowa State University Meat Evaluation Contest in Ames, Iowa, February 10. They earned 4th overall out of 11 teams, third in specifications, lamb judging and beef judging and fourth in beef grading and reasons. Alecia Ouellette of Carson City, Nevada, was 6th overall individual and 5th in beef judging. Worrall was 5th in specifications. At the Fort Worth Stock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, January 28, Wyoming placed 7th of 11 teams. The team was 5th high in pork judging and 6th high in lamb judging. Worrall placed 6th in pork judging. Zach Davis of Sebastopol, California, was 12th in placings and 13th in beef grading. Cedar Radosevich of Manila, Utah, was 16th in lamb judging. At the National Western Stock Show in Denver, January 14, the UW team earned 8th out of 14 teams and 6th in beef judging. Radosevich was 6th in placings, Ouellette 11th in beef grading and Hazlewood 17th in lamb judging. The UW meat judging team will help with the 4-H and FFA state meat judging contests later this spring and resume competition in the fall. Jepsen invites UW students to sign up for the fall course, Introduction to Meat Judging. “The course covers everything they need to know to become a competitive meat judge,” she said. “After completing it, they can join the team.” For more information, contact Jepsen at 307-766-3100 or sjepsen2@uwyo.edu.

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Livestock producers faced with critical decisions

By K-State Research and Extension News Among the ideas George often touts is As drought continues to cripple much of putting in solar pumps from ponds or wells. Kansas, livestock producers in the state may “I know out in central and western Kanbe scrambling for alternatives to maintain sas, solar pumps are being used more and water supplies for their herds. more,” he said. “The systems are available “It’s getting to be a real issue,” said Herschel George, a K-State Research and Extenand they’re working well. “The only problem with solar systems is sion watershed specialist based in eastern sometimes we have cloudy weather, so typiKansas. “Here in eastern Kansas, our ponds cally every day we have a limited amount of are still relatively full, but as I talk to anyone Our Main Herd Sire in the Flint Hills, from Topeka and anywhere pumping time. If you do not have batteries, J5L297 FIXIT B8 further west, it’s just a disaster situation waityour pump is not going to come on until 8:30 CED 14 BW 2.1 WW 54 YW 81 MILK 27 TM 54 or 9 a.m., and it will stop for you by 5 or 6 p.m. ing to happen.” ME -5 HPG 7 CEM 4 STAY 11 MARB .31 REA .26 So, you have to be able to get your pumping George and other Kansas State University times in there and you have to have storage specialists have developed various commonOffering 40 Red Angus Yearling Bulls sense approaches, many of them outlined for overnight and evening drinking.” in the publication, ‘Waterers and Watering Some producers have access to rural water PRIVATE TREATY supplies that help to bridge the gap caused by Systems: A Handbook for Livestock Produc*Most of our cows weigh under 1250#* low water levels in ponds. ers and Landowners.’ It’s available online at “We have a number of people that have https://www.bookstore.ksre.k-state.edu/pubs/ 406-347-5413 gone ahead and put in a connection to rural S147.pdf. “There are a lot of different approaches for water that may be passing by their farm, and Mark & Sue Mees waterers,” George said. “The handbook is a installing a water tank,” George said, espe397 Rosebud Creek Rd. good look at those, kind of a catalogue where cially in low water times or drought situations. 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The value of federal investment in agricultural research

By K-State Research and Extension News A new effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research, called FedByScience (http://fedbyscience.org), launched last week in Washington, D.C., bringing together Kansas State University with 15 other public and private universities. The initiative, timed with the release of the 2018 House Farm Bill, focuses on demonstrating to the public and policymakers the many ways that USDA-funded universities and researchers are creating a safer, healthier and more productive food system. “From Kansas State University’s founding in the time of the Civil War and every day since, our mission has been to support the many aspects of food production through our research, education and outreach,” said John Floros, dean of the College of Agriculture at K-State and director of K-State Research and Extension. “Our global research footprint and strategic partnerships ensure we have the best minds in the world focused on what most helps farmers. But so much work must be done if we are going to safely, economically and sustainably keep up with demand. For that, we need awareness from lawmakers and support from food consumers – which is everyone.” FedByScience launched with two briefings for Senate and House of Representatives staff members. The effort tells stories in which scientific discoveries and innovations have improved the way food is produced and distributed. K-State’s contributions highlight research on improving the safety of the nation’s beef supply; improving wheat genetics; advances in the efficient, profitable and healthy production of swine; and preventing crop diseases. The FedByScience website offers visitors several ways to discover how university research affects their own food supply. One way is to learn about different food sources that contribute to what ends up on their plates at breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Access to safe, nutritious food and a healthy environment is a fundamental human right,” said Kathryn Boor, FedByScience co-chair and The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “There is no issue of greater importance for our experts in the agricultural and food sciences and few more deserving of federal support” “U.S. farmers are confronted by turbulent commodity markets, extreme weather, and an uneven economy,” said FedByScience co-chair and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green. “A stronger investment in agricultural research can provide the science and innovation that farmers need to navigate these obstacles. Universities are now joining together to ensure that our stories about the value of food and ag research are heard.” The agriculture and food production industries are facing considerable challenges today. Wheat farmers face worsening challenges from drought, heat, diseases and pests. To understand, at the genetic level, what can help make wheat more resilient and resistant, K-State researchers and others have deciphered the 10 billion letters of genetic code (http://fedbyscience.org/stories-of-discovery/kansas-stateuniversity-researchers-using-gene-editing-technology-toimprove-wheat) of an ancestor of wheat called wild emmer. Wheat breeders have cross-bred various relatives of wheat to foster beneficial traits for many years, but with this new wild-emmer data, they can identify the beneficial genes faster and more precisely, giving them much better likelihood of breeding wheat varieties that can thrive in increasingly tough conditions. Such challenges can only be addressed through additional research, yet the U.S. agricultural research budget has declined in real dollars since 2003. The U.S. has been second to China in total public agricultural research funding since 2008; in 2013, China’s spending on public agricultural R&D became nearly double that of the U.S. Other participating universities are Colorado State University, Cornell University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, New Mexico State University, North Carolina State University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, University of California at Davis, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Washington University in St. Louis. ##### Pickles will become soft if you use brine or not enough vinegar or if the vinegar acidity is too weak.

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Trailers Trailers

2011Timpte TimpteTri-Axle Tri-AxleHopper HopperBottom, Bottom, 2011 48x102x78,Elect ElectRoll RollTarp, Tarp,Good Good 48x102x78, Tires Tires 2009Wilson WilsonPacesetter PacesetterTri-Axle Tri-AxleHopper Hopper 2009 Bottom,Model ModelDWH-551, DWH-551,48ft, 48ft,Elect Elect Bottom, Auction Time: Time: 9:30am 9:30am MT MT ---- Internet InternetBegins: Begins:12:30pm 12:30pmMT MT Auction RollTarp, Tarp,Good GoodTires Tires Roll From Regent, Regent, ND, ND, ND ND Hwy. Hwy. 21 21 -- 12 12 miles milessouth southto to18th 18thAve. Ave.NE, NE,22miles mileswest. west.From FromJct. Jct. Directions: From 1993 1993Wilson WilsonPacesetter PacesetterTri-Axle Tri-AxleHopper Hopper of ND Hwy. 12 & & 88 (8 (8 miles miles east east of of Hettinger, Hettinger, ND0 ND019 19miles milesnorth, north,55west, west,11south, south,22west. west.From Bottom, Tires Bottom,Roll RollTarp, Tarp,4646ft,ft,Good Good Tires Hettinger, ND: Hwy. - 2nd NE,St. 19 NE, miles road then 2 miles From Hettinger, ND:12 Hwy. 12St. - 2nd 19north, miles follow north, the follow the road then 2west. miles west. 2011 2011PJ PJ28ft 28ftDeck DeckOver Overw/New w/NewSmitty Smitty For oror 701-928-0226 Formore moreinformation informationcontact contactLibby LibbyGravning Gravning701-567-4223 701-567-4223 701-928-0226 12k 12kWench Wench 2013 2013Interstate InterstateEnclosed EnclosedTrailer Trailer24ft 24ft 1999 Model 1620 1999Adam AdamGN GNStock StockTrailer Trailer Model 1620 w/Tack w/TackCompartment, Compartment,3 3built-in built-inSadSaddle dleracks racks 1988 1988Great GreatDane DaneEnclosed EnclosedVan Vantrailer trailer8 8 Spd., Spd.,Good GoodShape Shape x x4848 1984 1984Ford Ford9000 9000Tandem, Tandem,Detroit DetroitEngine, Engine, Fruehauf AsAsisis FruehaufGravel GravelTrailer Trailer– – 1980 IHC 5088 (#19672) (#19672) Dlb Dlb PTO, PTO, 33 Hyd, Hyd, 13 13spd. spd.w/21ft w/21ftBox Box&&Hoist, Hoist,Roll RollTarp, Tarp, Shop Built Open Top Bumper Hitch Stock Shop Built Open Top Bumper Hitch Stock 3pt, 20.8R 38 Tires, Tires, 8228 8228 hrs hrs 22.5 22.5tires, tires,Twin TwinScrew Screw Trailer Trailer 1967 1967IHC IHCLoadstar Loadstar1600 1600Truck Truck2.5t, 2.5t,15ft 15ft Shop ShopBuilt BuiltHeader HeaderTrailer Trailer Box, Box,Wood WoodFloor, Floor,Has HasHay HayRack RackSides Sides 2004 2004 Chevrolet ChevroletSilverado SilveradoK2500HD, K2500HD,Dsl, Dsl, Auto AutoTrans, Trans,4x4, 4x4,4dr 4drLongBox, LongBox,(197,030 (197,030 Shel miles) Shel Bourne BourneCV542 CV542Stripper StripperHeader, Header,42ft 42ft miles) 2007 CIH 8010 Combine (#7283914) Long 2001 2007 CIH 8010 Combine (#7283914) Long 2001Chevrolet ChevroletVenture VenturePass PassLC LCVan Van– –As As Auger IsIs––Gas Auger DC, DC, 42” 42” Duals Duals Pro Pro 600 600 Monitor Monitor Gastank tankhas hasleak leak System 1996 System(3441 (3441engine engineHrs) Hrs) 1996 Chevrolet Chevrolet 2500 2500 CK2095 CK2095 Standard Standard CIH Pickup, CIH 810 810Pickup PickupHeader, Header,w/Rake w/Rakeup upPickup Pickup Pickup,Auto Autotrans, trans,4x4 4x4––As AsIsIs 1979 1979Chevrolet ChevroletK20 K20Pickup, Pickup,not notrunningrunningAs Is As Is

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Tractors

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2007 2007 CAT CAT Challenger Challenger MT855B MT855B (#AG(#AGCC0855JNSJG1020) CC0855JNSJG1020) 44 Hyd, Hyd, 3pt 3pt w/ w/ Quick Quick Hitch, Hitch, Front Front Weight Weight Pkg, Pkg, New New Tracks Tracks in in 2017, 2017, 16,500 16,500 hours hours

Sprayer, Sprayer, Spray Spray Trailer Trailer & & Tanks Tanks

1997 1997Challenger Challenger1111bybyQuad QuadCity CityChalChallenger, N14U, Gas engine, 2 lenger, N14U, Gas engine, 2seater seater SN: SN:CH207890445 CH207890445 New NewEngine Engine- -New NewOTime OTimeRotax Rotax592 592 Model Model9999Serial Serial# #5743331 5743331

2004 2004 CIH CIH SPX SPX 4410 4410(#JR400006363) (#JR400006363)Self Self Propelled, Propelled, AutoBooms, AutoBooms, FM750 FM750 Case Case GPS, GPS, Raven Raven Sprayer Sprayer Controls Controls w/AIM w/AIM Control Control(3088 (3088hours) hours) Duals Duals for forSprayer Sprayer380/90R46 380/90R46 33000 Gal Consignment: 3- 3000 GalPoly PolyTanks Tanks Consignment: Farm Equipment Auction 1985 Fruehauf Enclosed Van TrailerSetFarm Equipment Auction 1985 Fruehauf Enclosed Van Trailer- SetJulie JulieHanson Hanson701-928-1702 701-928-1702 1998 Chevrolet 1 Ton, Reg Cab, DSL, up/Plumbed, up/Plumbed,Complete Completew/Pump, w/Pump,44Poly Poly 1998 Chevrolet 1 Ton, Reg Cab, DSL, 2015 Elkridge E275 5th Wheel Camp2015 Elkridge E275 5th Wheel CampManual 5 spd trans, Dually, 4x4 Pickup Water Tanks, Cones, Hoses, Sotera Manual 5 spd trans, Dually, 4x4 Pickup Water Tanks, Cones, Hoses, Sotera er,er,Extreme Light Edition, (194,724miles) w/Ready Utililty Box – Extreme Light Edition,Auning, Auning,2 2 Mixing Pump(Model 825meter) Cabi(194,724miles) w/Ready Utililty Box – Mixing Pump(Model 825meter) CabiSlideouts, Sleeps 6,6,Outdoor Party Large Fuel Tank w/pump, Air CompresSlideouts, Sleeps Outdoor Party nets Large Fuel Tank w/pump, Air Compresnets for forstorage storage Owner: Tracy Schumacher Center: Grill, Fridge, Sink Owner: Tracy Schumacher sor w/Hose, Acetalyne Tank(owned) Center: Grill, Fridge, Sink sor w/Hose, Acetalyne Tank(owned) Glastron 15 ft. 75 hp Johnson Outboard Scranton, North Dakota && Torch, Hose, Turbo Welder 15 ft. 75 hp Johnson Outboard Scranton, North Dakota Torch, Hose, Clark Clark Turbo Welder Glastron Motor, Elect. 150ENThis Pickup is ready to go to Motor, Elect.Autopilot AutopilotTrolling TrollingMotor Motor Location: Scranton, ND (Hwy 12) at ND Hwy 150ENPickup ready go Hwy to Location:This Scranton, NDthis(Hwy 12) to at ND Degelman Strawmaster 7000 Harrow w/ work! Degelman Strawmaster 7000 Harrow w/ 67, go 3 miles north to 85 St then 1 mile east . th work! goF-1 3 miles north to 85 St then 1 mile east. Valmar Applicator Old 67, Ford Pickup Valmar Applicator Old Ford F-1 Pickup For more information call: Melroe Giesler Chisel Plow w/Herman 3 International For1000 more information Travel All, 4dr, Ascall: is Melroe Giesler Chisel Plow w/Herman 3 International 2 Skid Steer Post Hole Augers, 9”, 12” 1000Schumacher Travel All, 4dr, As is 2 Skid Steer Post Hole Augers, 9”, 12” bar Harrows, 35ft (Been added on 40ft) Old Ford Tracy at Ecoline Van – As is bar Harrows, 35ft (Been added on 40ft) Old Ford Tracy JD Quickhitch for 3pt Schumacher at Ecoline Van – As is JD Quickhitch for 3pt John Deere 380, 8 bottom plow (F375H) 1981 GMC 7000 Boomor Truck w/Boom, Tool Shopbuilt 701-275-8722 701-523-6201 John Deere 380, 8 bottom plow (F375H) 6hp Honda engine, 1981 GMC 7000 Boomor Truck w/Boom, Tool ShopbuiltBoom-Lift, 701-275-8722 701-523-6201 Boom-Lift, 6hp Honda engine, Massey Ferguson 730, Offset Disk, 10” Box Bed, Auger – not running Massey Ferguson 730, Offset Disk, 10” Dual Tires, 2 Hyd Box Bed, Auger – not running Dual Tires, 2 Hyd space, 28” blades, 22 ft, tires good 1990 Cadillac Deville, 4 dr., Automaatic, 450 Vermeer space, 28” blades, 22 ft, tires good Trencher, Backfill 1990 Cadillac Deville, 4 dr., Automaatic, 450 VermeerBackhoe, Backhoe, Trencher, Backfill TRACTORS John Deere 960 Field Cultivator w/harrows Leather, Good Shape, Runs Good TRACTORS John Deere 960 Field Cultivator w/harrows 2011Leather, Blade, Runs Good JD 9630Good (Ser. Shape, # 1RW9630PVBP023156) Blade, Melrow 21ft Harrow 2011 JD 9630 (Ser. # 1RW9630PVBP023156) As Is Melrow 21ft Harrow w/800/70 R38 Duals, 4 Hyd blocks, As Is Massey Ferguson 3pt Cultivator w/800/70 R38 Duals, 4 Hyd blocks, Steinman Rock Picker Massey Ferguson 3pt Cultivator Air Seeder Ready, Green Star Auto Trac Ready Steinman Rock Picker John Deere 230 28 ft. Disc Air Seeder Ready, Green Star Auto Trac Ready Intl. 100 9ft Sickle Bar Mower John Deere 230 28 ft. Disc (Only 1845 hrs) Intl. 100 9ft Sickle Bar Mower Melroe Gysler 24 ft. Chisel Plow (Only 1845 hrs) ND 16 ft. Windrower, Head Melroe Gysler 24 ft. Chisel Plow 1989 JD 4440 (Ser.# 4440P0237080R) w/ Flax Roller ND 16 ft. Windrower, Head 1989 JD 4440 (Ser.# w/ 18.4 R/38 Rears, 14L 4440P0237080R) x 16.1 Fronts, Gravity Wagon Flax Roller R/38 Rears,PTO, 14L x3pt, 16.18 Fronts, Gravity Wagon 318.4 hyds, 540-1000 Spd, P.S. Vermeer 605J Twine Baler 3 hyds, 540-1000 PTO, 3pt, 8 Spd, P.S. Vermeer 605J Twine Baler (10,312 hrs) Tire Balancer (10,312 hrs) Tire Balancer COMBINE & HEADER Tire Changer Westfield TFX 100 – 36 w/Vanguard 35 COMBINE & HEADER Tire Changer Westfield TFX 100 – 36 w/Vanguard 35 2014 JD 5680 (Ser.# 1HOS680 5CF-0766700) JD Rotary Mower Elect Start Engine, Drive kit – Nice! 2014 JD 5680 (Ser.#Duals, 1HOS680 5CF-0766700) JD Rotary Mower Elect Start Engine, Drive kit – Nice! w/650/85 R38 Front 28L R26 back tires, Misc. Tires Westfield W80-46 w/18HP Briggs Stranton w/650/85 Front Duals, 28L1286 R26 back tires, Misc. Tires Westfield Green StarR38 – Auto Trac Ready, engine hrs, Studebaker Transtar Deluxe Pickup, Hay Barge Engine W80-46 w/18HP Briggs Stranton 1956 Green Star – Auto Trac Ready, 1286 engine hrs, 1956 Studebaker Transtar Deluxe Pickup, Hay Barge 925 Sep. hrs., Been through Dakota Farm Engine8 x 51, PTO 4 spd., 2 dr., Small Block Chevy 350, Antique ChockShot Rake Westfield 925 Sep. hrs., Been through Dakota Farm 4 spd., 2 dr., Small Block Chevy 350, Antique ChockShot Rake Equip. Fallmiles) of 2017. Field Ready, Sharp! Westfield 8 x 51, PTO (71,143 Vin #E615268 Misc Machinery for Parts & Iron!!! Westfield MK130-71 Plus w/Swing, PTO w/ 2014 Equip. Fallmiles) of 2017. Field Ready, Sharp! (71,143 Vin #E615268 JD 640 Draper Head w/Cross Auger for Misc Machinery for Parts & Iron!!! Westfield MK130-71 Semi – Parts, As w/Cross Is 2014 JD 640 Draper Head Auger for Elec Auger JoggerPlus w/Swing, PTO w/ Kenworth Peas & Finger Kenworth SemiReel, – Parts, As Is Elec Auger Jogger Peas & Finger Reel, Westfield 7 x 31 w/Elect Start Briggs Stra(Ser.# 1H00640DLDR755356) Westfield 7 J207-31 x 31 w/Elect Start Briggs Stra- Crop (Ser.# 1H00640DLDR755356) ton 16hp lifters (never used) Shop Built Bulk Oil System, Steel Posts, ton 16hp J207-31 Crop lifters (never used) 6” Hutchinson Shop Built Oil System, Steel Posts, SPRAYING EQUIP . 1-1000 galSPRAYER Gas Tank&w/Fill Rite Pump, MeSpool of Bulk 1” Steel Cable, Windbreak 6” Hutchinson &w/Fill SPRAYING EQUIP . 1-1000 galSPRAYER Gas Tank Rite Pump, MeWestfield Drop Auger Spool of 1” Steel Cable, 2011 Deere 4930 Sprayer terJohn Tin, Pickup Tool Box, Lamb Windbreak Troughs, Westfield Drop Auger 2011 John Old Westgo Auger (Ser.# 1N04930XVA0013296) Pickup Tool Box, 2 – ter 2000 galDeere Fuel 4930 TankSprayer w/Fillw/380-105 Rite Pump, 3 Tin, Shop Built Lamb Huts,Lamb Troughs, Old Westgo Auger (Ser.# 1N04930XVA0013296) w/380-105 2R50 – 2000 gal Fuel Rite Pump, Tires(1(Duals on Tank Rear) 120’ 3 Shop Built of Lamb Huts, Meter tank has smallw/Fill hole)Booms, Large Selection Shop Tools, Welder, R50 Tires (Duals onStar Rear) 120’ Booms, 1200 gal tank, Green Auto Trac ready, Meter (1 tank has small hole) Large Selection of Shop Tools, Welder, 150 gal Saddle Tank w/12v Pump You don’t want to miss a chance Shop Equipment & Parts 1200gal galSaddle tank, Star Auto Trac ready, Auto Boom shutGreen off control 150 Tank w/12v Pump You don’t want to miss a chance Shop Equipment & Parts 300 Gal Skid Tank on Running gear – as is at this equipment! Service and Auto Boom shut off control 2 – 1415, tires are very good 300AIR GalSEEDER Skid Tank*GRAIN on Running gear – EQUIP. as is at this equipment! Service and *JD HANDLING maintenance has always been a 1415,tires tiresare arevery verygood good 22 –– 1450, *JD AIR SEEDER *GRAIN HANDLING EQUIP. Priority! *HOPPER BINS, *FUEL TANKS maintenance has always been a Machinery will be field 2 – 1450, tires are very good *HOPPEREQUIP. BINS, *FUEL TANKS *TILLAGE *TRUCKS & PICKUP Priority! Machinery willalways be field ready! Major items have *TILLAGEMOWER, EQUIP. *TRUCKS & PICKUP *ROTARY ATV, SHOP MISC. ready! been in aMajor shed.items have always *ROTARY MOWER, ATV, SHOP MISC. For complete list: www.weishaarauctions.com been in a shed. 2001 Sterling Semi AT9500, CAT engine For complete list: www.weishaarauctions.com 2001 Sterling Semi AT9500, CAT engine 3406E, 13spd, Tires 11R 22.5 – New 3406E, 13spd, (328652 miles) Tires 11R 22.5 – New (328652 miles)Semi, Construct W900, 1996 Kenworth Auctioneers: Clerk#33 1996 Semi, Construct Internet Bidding Available CATKenworth 600 engine, 18spd, 11R 22.5 W900, Tires, Auctioneers : Clerk#33 Wayne WeishaarND #99...701-567-3637 Internet Bidding Available CAT 600 engine, 18spd,miles) 11R 22.5 Tires, www.thelivestocklink.com Studio Sleeper (633881 Wayne Weishaar#99...701-567-3637 Scott Weishaar - NDND #493…701-872-5299 www.thelivestocklink.com Studio Sleeper FLD120, (633881 miles) Contact: Aaron Friedt, 1989 Freightliner 13spd, Eaton Scott Perman Weishaar - ND #493…701-872-5299 Casey - ND#1075…605-848-3338 AaronManager Friedt, TLL Contact: Internet Sales 1989 Freightliner FLD120, Fuller Trans, Rebuilt CAT 13spd, Engine, Eaton New _____________________________________________________________________ Casey Perman - ND#1075…605-848-3338 TLL Internet Sales Manager 701-590-9597 Fuller Trans, Rebuilt CAT Engine, New _____________________________________________________________________ Terms: Cash/Cashable Check, Photo ID, Not Responsible for Tires, w/Sleeper (this unit has clutch is701-590-9597 Accidents, Lunch will be served, Available Sale Day, for Terms: Cash/Cashable Check,Loading Photo ID, Not Responsible Tires, w/Sleeper (this unit has clutch issues) Register 24 hours in advance AllAccidents, announcements made Day ofLoading Sale willAvailable take Lunch will be served, Sale Day, sues) 2000 Freightliner FLD 120 w/Cummins Register 24 hours in advance Precedence over All Printed Material All announcements made Day of Sale will take 2000 120 w/Cummins N14Freightliner plus Engine,FLD Conventiona Cab, 13 Precedence over All Printed Material N14 plus Engine, Conventiona Cab, 13

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2002 2002 John John Deere Deere 5520 5520 MFWD MFWD (#LV5520P156220) Power (#LV5520P156220) Power Reverser, Reverser, 3pt, 540 PTO, 3hyd, SL541 Loader 3pt, 540 PTO, 3hyd, SL541 Loader John Deere 4450 FWA (# John Deere 4450 FWA (# RWSG025991130) 15 spd Trans, RWSG025991130) 15 spd Trans, Powershift, Joystick Control, w/Quicke Powershift, Joystick Control, w/Quicke Q65 Loader Bucket & Grapple, Back Q65 Loader Bucket & Grapple, Back Tires 520/85R38-New, Front Tires Tires 520/85R38-New, Front Tires 16-9R26-New (8412 hrs) 16-9R26-New (8412 hrs)

Tillage Tillage

Misc. Misc.Equipment Equipment

Augers Augers 8650 John Deere, Serial # 8650 John Deere, RWSG017004162, Duals,Serial 20.8R38,# RWSG017004162, Duals, 20.8R38, PTO, 3 hyd., 3 pt., 9,763 hours PTO, 3 hyd., 3 pt., 9,763 hours JD 14 ft. Angle Dozer JD 14 ft. Angle Dozer

Air Drill Air Drill

Fuel Fuel&&Gas GasTanks Tanks

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2007 John Deere 1895 (Serial # 2007 John Deere 43ft 1895 w/JD (Serial AO1895X725120) 1910# AO1895X725120) 43ft w/JD 1910 Cart, Set up for NH3, 3 Compartment Cart, Conveyor Set up forAuger NH3, 3 Compartment Cart, Cart, Conveyor Auger

Combine & Headers Combine & Header Headers John Deere Pickup (#272321) w/

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William “Bill” Omvig Estate

Sat., June 2, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. MTN Location: Turn West in Opheim Between the ProCoop and Norval. 2.4 miles west then turn north on Roanwood Road, 6 miles north, 2 miles west then 2 miles north. Lunch: Served by Four Leaf Clover 4-H club.

TRACTORS

1998 John Deere 7610 FWA tractor with John Deere 740 loader and grapple. Serial 7610H001148. Versatile 150 Series II Bi-Directional tractor with loader/grapple and 28’ draper header. Versatile 125 tractor with Leon 14’ dozer, 2743 hours. Case 4890 4x4 tractor. Massey Ferguson 203 diesel tractor with loader, PTO, good rubber, 4550 hours. Case-O-Matic 530 tractor with loader. Cockshutt 1900 hydra power tractor (collectible) Serial 294235. Massey Harris 55 DS tractor (collectible) Serial 1446.

FARM MACHINERY

New Holland 1049 balewagon, 361 gas engine. New Holland 425 Hayliner square baler, PTO. Oliver 16-ft. swather with Wisconsin engine. Krause 30-ft. tandem disc. 3-John Deere 9350 10-ft. disc drills, fertilizer attachments in a 30-ft. hitch (3- 8-ft.) and hitch, fertilizer attachments, steel packers. 2-Kirschmann 10-ft. disc drills in a 20-ft. hitch, (nice and have been shedded), fertilizer attachment. 2-Noble 10-ft. blades. Brandt 1060 swing auger, good condition. Sakundiak HD5-45 auger with Briggs & Stratton engine, Serial 34586, 18 hp Briggs & Stratton engine, electric start. Sakundiak HD7-37 auger with twin cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine and hydraulic Wheatheart drag. Renn ground driven rockpicker. 3 bat reel. Graham Holme 30-ft. tool bar. Melroe Gysler 36-ft. tool bar. Graham Holme 16-ft. tool bar. 3-point mount 4 basket hay rake. 3-point mount sickle mower. Ford Brushhog mower, 3-pt., 540 PTO. Blumhardt pickup sprayer with low profile tank, 10 hp Briggs engine.

LIVESTOCK

Hi Qual maternity pen. Assorted portable panels. 2-head catch gates. Approximately 150 railroad ties. Bundles of steel posts. 6” treated butt posts.

TOOLS

Oxy acetylene torch. 5” shop vise. Craftsman 150 psi air compressor. Power Mate air bomb. Floor jack. DeWalt chop saw. Craftsman 6” grinder. Hand tools. Miscellaneous shop tools and equipment.

HOUSEHOLD

There will be household items as well.

Many more items too numerous to mention!!

TRUCKS, PICKUPS & CARS

1948 Diamond T truck (very collectble) VIN: 5095C3418. 36,849 miles, nice body. Diamond T truck body. 1963 GMC 4000 truck with stock rack, V6 engine, 16-ft. box and hoist, 19,883 miles. 1982 Chevy C70 VIN: 1GBJ7D1B5CV101280 truck, steel box and hoist with roll over tarp, 78,000 miles. 5x2 speed. 1969 GMC 5500 truck VIN: EM50VC043934, 16-ft. box and hoist, 4x2 speed, fair rubber. 1971 GMC truck, 16-ft. box and hoist with roll over tarp, 4x2 speed, 23,885 miles. 1949 to 1950ish Dodge Power Wagon with winch and army box. 1969 GMC High Sierra 15 4x4 pickup, VIN: TKR147F721582. 1973 GMC 25 4x4 pickup, wooden flatbed, VIN: TKY234F718046, transmission out. 1972 GMC cab over truck, 18-ft. Knapheid box & hoist, roll over tarp, good rubber. 1974 GMC Sierra Grande 25 4x4 pickup VIN:TKY245J503159 with steel flat bed, clutch is out. 1979 GMC Sierra Grande 25 4x4 pickup, 8814 miles. 1984 Pontiac Parisienne. 1977 Cadillac Eldorado 2 door, 26,600 miles, VIN: TKE142S509772.

LAWN AND RECREATIONAL

Craftsman 15.5 hp lawn tractor with mower deck, 15.5 Kohler Command engine. John Deere D120 lawn tractor with mower deck. John Deere LA145 lawn tractor with mower deck. Honda Big Red three wheeler. White 22” cut, push type lawn mower. Yamaha 125 Enduro motorcycle. Johnson snowmobile cart.

MISCELLANEOUS

Renn 960 SB 10-ft. PTO drive, 3-point snow blower, Serial 310130. Cultivator harrows. Clinard rod weeder, drives and parts, 1000 gallon fuel tank, Cenex electric pump. 1000 gallon gas tank, Gas Boy electric pump. 7-Assorted 300-500 gallon tanks with stands. 110 gallon fuel tank with hand pump. 110 gallon fuel tank with 12 volt pump. 2-18.4x38 tractor tires (like new). 13.6x24 FWA tire (like new). Lots of miscellaneous pickup and truck tires, many good ones. Auger hoppers. GE tail gate drill fill. 17-Sheets of ¾” plywood. 4-Sheets of ¾” styrofoam insulation.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Steel wheel wagon running gear. Wagon wheels & running gear parts. Old threshing machine (looks to be pretty complete). 2-Stationary engines (projects). Harness. McClellan saddle. Early Johnson Snowmobiles. Lanterns.

See pictures and complete auction flyer at www.glasgowstockyards.com

GSI Auction Service Glasgow, MT 59230 gsi@nemont.net www.glasgowstockyards.com

Ed Hinton 406-783-7285 Iva Murch 406-263-7529

Start your garden and bring it to the table

By Carmen Rath-Wald, Logan County Extension, North Dakota As the sun shines and the snow melts, the feeling of spring is in the air. And with spring, comes the beginning of gardening for North Dakotans. In fact, April is recognized as National Garden Month. Certain plant seeds can be started indoors in April depending on which growing zone you live in. For those living in the northern Zone 3, tomato and pepper seeds can be started indoors mid-month. For those in Zone 4, broccoli seeds can be started indoors at the beginning of the month and beet, Brussel sprout, carrot, kale, onion, pea, pepper, spinach and tomato seeds can be started in the middle of the month. For more information, visit USDA.gov and find the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. If you have questions on how to grow certain foods such as leafy greens, apples or garlic or wondered how to ferment cabbage to make sauerkraut or fruit to make wine, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service professionals may have the answers for you. The NDSU Extension Service has an array of resources for getting fruits and vegetables from the garden or orchard to the table. The following free publications can be found on the NDSU Extension website www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/ local-foods/garden-to-table. You can “google” the titles and NDSU Extension, and they should pop up quickly, too: Harvesting Herbs for Healthy Eating Leafy Greens! Sauerkraut Apples! My Potatoes Turned Green Now What? Salsa! Jams and Jellies from North Dakota Fruits Garlic Reach out to your local NDSU Extension Service agent to get these resources and answer any questions you may have about how to get started growing or preparing North Dakota fruits and vegetables. In Logan County that would be the NDSU Extension office in the courthouse in Napoleon, or you can get information by calling 754-2504 or email me at: carmen.rath.wald@ndsu.edu. I would be glad to help!

Physical Loss Loans available for producers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Steve Peterson today announced that physical loss loans are available for Lewis and Clark County in Montana. Farm operators who have suffered major physical losses caused by extreme cold that occurred from February 17, 2018, through February 25, 2018, may be eligible for emergency loans. Additionally, Broadwater, Cascade, Flathead, Jefferson, Meagher, Powell and Teton counties in Montana are contiguous to this designated disaster area, making producers in these counties also potentially eligible for programs based on this designation. FSA’s low interest emergency loans may be made available to any applicant with a qualifying loss in the counties named above. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only. Physical loss loans may be made to eligible farmers and ranchers to repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agriculture operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm buildings, fixtures to real estate, equipment, livestock, perennial crops, fruit and nut bearing trees, and harvested or stored crops and hay. Producers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for loans for physical losses. Please contact FSA for more information on loan eligibility and the application process. FSA office information is available at http://offices.usda.gov. Additional FSA disaster assistance program information is available at http://disaster. fsa.usda.gov. ##### When buying bagged lettuce, choose the flattest bag possible When greens are packaged, the air is sucked out. Then, as they age, they give off gas, making the bag puffier. ##### Approximately 70% of the world’s cacao is grown in Africa.


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CATTLE FOR SALE 140 young pairs and 220 running age May-June calvers Phone 406-386-2447, Big Sandy, Montana

FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Riteway 8168 68-ft. heavy harrow, like new, used less than 1000 acres...............................................................................$39,500 Degelman R570H rock picker, hydraulic drive and high lift....$6950

Call Doug Ross (406) 473-2357 or 366-0052 Judith Gap, MT

Prickly Pear Ranch • Simmental • Sim-Angus

BULLS FOR SALE Private Treaty Helena, Montana

Call Troy 406-949-1754 website: pricklypearsimmental.com

Alfalfa blotch leafminer: A new serious threat to alfalfa crop in Montana?

By Gadi V.P. Reddy, Govinda Shrestha, Anamika Sharma and Stefan T. Jaronski, Montana State University, Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Conrad, MT and USDA-ARS, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney, MT 2018 Units arriving soon! Call for more info! Get carryover and demo units before they are gone!

Now is a great time to think about mowers! • Joystick steering, stand-up deck

North of Great Falls, MT

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farm AUction Saturday, June 16, 2018

Big Sandy, MT Sale Conducted by B & B Auction Sales Auctioneers note: A nice selection of Tractors, Trucks, Pickups and Haying Equipment as well as Misc Items, will be offered at Auction. Tractors -

Case-Int 7120 - 8.3 Cummins – 160 HP – Power Shift Front Wheel Assist w/ 710 Loader NH G1 170 – 160 HP – Power Shift – Front Wheel Assist w/ Ford Loader & 8’ Bucket NH TC 35 – Front Wheel Assist w/ Loader

Vehicles -

2001 Int Truck – 8.3 Cummins – 10 Speed w/ 5th Wheel plate 1971 Chev 60 Truck – 16’ Box & Sides w/Double Action Hoist 1998 GMC ½ T Pu 1988 Chev Suburban – 350 Engine – New Tires 1972 Chev Pu w/ Snow Blade

Haying -

NH Swather 1100 – Diesel – Cab & Air w/ 16’ Header NH Swather 1100 – Gas – Engine Runs w/ 14’ Header Heston – Model 3892 - 16’ – 12 Wheel Roto Rake

Watch for the June Trader’s Dispatch for a full listing

B & B Auction Sales

Auctioneer - Bob Sivertson 406-262-2346 • laredoenterprises76@gmail.com

This year, Montana alfalfa producers might need to watch out for a new pest called “alfalfa blotch leafminer (ABL)” [Agromyza frontella (Rondani)]. This pest debuted last year (2017) in Lewis and Clark County and it is therefore likely to spread to other parts of Montana. ABL is pest of European origin that was discovered first time in Massachusetts in the late 1960s followed by Minnesota (1994), Wisconsin (1997) and North Dakota (1998). This pest has also recently reported in Alberta, Canada in 2005. ABL infestations is reported to reduce alfalfa yields by 7-20% and protein content by 1020 % without control measures. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a major hay crop in Montana and is a preferred host of ABL. Alfalfa producers should be aware of pest morphology, biology, damage symptoms and control measures of ABL. The adults ABL is a very small (about 1/8 inch long), hump-backed black fly. In spring, females lay an average of three eggs on the bottom side of leaves and each female can lay up to total of 140 eggs. The larvae (also called maggots) are pale yellow and mine between the leaf surfaces. Adult feeding cause tiny “pinholes” on the leaf surface. Adult puncturing is not considered a significant problem but is an indication of early damage symptoms. The larvae feed inside the leaflet, producing tunnels or mines in the middle of the top and bottom layers of the leaf (Figure 1). These tunnels create a “blotchy” appearance as this process starts at the base of the leaflet and widen towards the leaf apex. The larvae feed within the alfalfa leaves for about six to 17 days. Once the development is complete, larvae will leave the leaf and fall to the ground to pupate. Temperature dependent pupal diapause occur in ABL, which mainly happen

in October–November and as per published information, it has 3–4 generations per year. However, the ABL life-cycle in Montana remains unknown. Although economic threshold levels for ABL have not been determined in Montana, control may be initiated when 30-40% of the leaflets (or 250 pinholes per three leaves) show adult pinhole feeding scars in plants. Therefore, it is advisable to scout alfalfa fields weekly to assess the percentage of leaves with pinhole feeding during alfalfa cropping period. Since the alfalfa crop attracts and houses many beneficial insects including crop pollinators, producers should be careful when deciding chemical control application. The management practices including chemical control for ABL can be found in the High Plains Integrated Pest Management Guide (https://wiki.bugwood. org/HPIPM:Alfalfa_Blotch_Leafminer). Early cutting can be used to decrease damage and would be advantageous through first cut. Also, hay should be removed from the field as soon as possible to prevent pupae from surviving. Regarding biological control options, the larval parasitoids Dacnusa dryas (Nixon) and Chrysocharis liriomyzae Delucchi have been found effective with parasitism rates greater than 50% in northeastern United States. These parasitoids are already established in the Midwest and eastern Canada. If our survey studies indicate the pest populations and damage levels are high, the parasitoids could be produced and released to manage the ABL population. However, multiple releases of parasitoids might be necessary to control ABL wherever it has spread into new areas ahead of its natural enemies. Our monitoring studies will also determine if these parasitoids have been introduced fortuitously along with the pest.

More dumb state laws

Oregon: No “tests of physical endurance” ... while driving It is considered a speed racing offense in Oregon if you participate in any “test of physical endurance” while on the highway. Sorry, y’all: No more seeing how long you can work the steering wheel with your teeth.

Arizona: No spitting in public In the town of Goodyear, Arizona, it is unlawful to spit “in or on” any public building, park, sidewalk, or road. Offenders may be charged a fine of up to $2,500 and six months in prison. (And in case you need a reminder, it’s also just lousy etiquette.)


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2014 John Deere 640 FD

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Was: $190,000 2013 John Deere 4940

Now: $162,740

2012 John Deere 4830

2014 John Deere R4038 Sprayer !

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MANURE SPREADER FOR SALE

New Holland 130 manure spreader, PTO drive, lower & upper flail, poly floor, near new condition.................. $7500 Phone 406-250-0687, Terry, MT

USDA reopens enrollment for improved dairy safety net tool

their local USDA service centers.” About the Program: The program protects dairy producers by paying them when the difference between the national all-milk price and the national average feed cost (the margin) falls below a • 25 years Real Estate Experience certain dollar amount elected by the producer. • Experience in Farm & Ranch Management Changes include: • Graduate of Missouri School of Auctioneering • Complete Accounting of all Transactions • Calculations of the margin period is • No Hidden Costs - Easy to understand Contract monthly rather than bi-monthly. Give us a call and we’ll give you • Covered production is increased to 5 million pounds on the Tier 1 premium schedule, a quote (406) 891-3470 and premium rates for Tier 1 are substantially or email arw93@hotmail.com lowered. • An exemption from paying an administrative fee for limited resource, beginning, veteran, and disadvantaged producers. Dairy operators enrolled in the previous 2018 enrollment period that qualify for this exemption unSelling: der the new provisions may request a refund. 14 full blood Black Angus heifers Dairy operations must make a new coverage election for 2018, even if you enrolled durBangs vaccinated, ready to breed ing the previous 2018 signup period. Coverage 15 full blood Black Angus bulls elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to Low birth weight, good temperment January 1, 2018. All dairy operations desiring coverage must sign up during the enrollment Columbia Falls, MT • (406) 212-4958 period and submit an appropriate form (CCC782) and dairy operations may still “opt out” by not submitting a form. All outstanding balances for 2017 and prior years must be paid in full before 2018 coverage is approved. Dairy producers can participate in FSA’s MPP-Dairy or the Risk Management Agency’s Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Plan for Dairy Cattle (LGM-Dairy), but not both. During the 2018 Plant On Dryland enrollment period, only producers with an active LGMDairy policy who have targeted marketings insured in On the Market t r o p e R a 2018 months will be allowed r Neve l il K for 29 years r te to enroll in MPP-Dairy by of Win (and still unbeatable) June 1, 2018; however, their Greenway coverage will start only after active target marketings conclude under LGM-Dairy. yland ing Dr USDA has a web tool to Plant ays use n e h W We are a non-GMO a alw Alfalf ed seed! seed house! Never help producers determine the t !) coa Alfalfa a positive hit for rove it t us p e L level of coverage under the ( GMO MPP-Dairy that will provide This Alfalfa has been called a tetraploid anomaly by alfalfa them with the strongest safety breeders. On the market for 25 years, and being improved twice, net under a variety of condiIt remains the highest yeilding, low water alfalfa on the market! tions. The online resource, which will be updated and available by April 9 at www. HERE’S WHAT GROWERS ARE SAYING: fsa.usda.gov/mpptool, allows "We plant 360-D every year, and we now have over 1000 acres. We took a second cutting when many dairy farmers to quickly and other growers in our area only cut once." easily combine unique operation data and other key Bruce Davenport - Goldendale, WA variables to calculate their "We planted 360-D in an irrigated field that was very short on water. Side by side was field with normal coverage needs based on price water. The 360-D yielded with the well irrigated adjacent field! No difference in yield!" projections. Producers can also review historical data Ryan Telford - Richfield, ID or estimate future coverage Alan Greenway based on data projections. The √ Will produce AT LEAST 80% of crop with 50% of water secure site can be accessed via Seedsman √ Will produce a subsequent cutting after water is gone computer, smartphone, tablet or any other platform. √ Plant on dryland/ guaranteed to out yield Ranger or Ladak USDA is mailing postcards √ Plant under pivots that only pump 400 gal/ advising dairy producers of √ Plant on fields that have only early season creek water the changes. For more infor√ Plant under end guns on pivots mation, visit www.fsa.usda. gov/dairy or contact your loOver 40 Years Experiance √ Plant in the late fall with your dormant seeded grasses cal USDA service center. Greenway Seeds

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set the enrollment period to run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018. “We recognize the financial hardships many of our nation’s dairy producers are experiencing right now. Folks are losing their contracts and they are getting anxious about getting their bills paid while they watch their milk check come in lower and lower each month. The Bipartisan Budget Act provided some much-needed incentives for dairy producers to make cost-effective decisions to strengthen their farms, mitigate risk, and conserve their natural resources,” said Secretary Perdue. “This includes our support of America’s dairy farms. We encourage dairy producers to review the provisions of the updated program, which Congress shaped with their feedback. Those changes are now in effect, and I’d ask any producers who are interested to contact

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McFARLANE

16-BAR HARROW

Twice The Coverage...Twice the Performance

McFarlane Harrows 24-ft. & 32-ft. In Stock. Other sizes available. For special pricing call 1-888-423-2605 or 406-323-2605 We bought these last year before steel prices went up. 24-ft. MSRP $20,780 - MVE Price $17,957, 32-ft. MSRP $22,785 - MVE Price $19,784 The Little Dealer With The BIG Promise.

“TO TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER LIKE WE LIKE TO BE TREATED.”

John Albert - cell 406-860-6932, home 406-947-2203, 1-888-423-2605 or 406-323-2605 Guy Maberry - cell 406-350-1167, home 406-538-3634 418 Main, Roundup, MT Ryan Fehringer - cell 406-320-1554

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU. Contact us at www.caseih.com/dealers/musselshellvalley or www.musselshellvalley.com

ProAg BONUS Cash Just Announced! Buy Now And Save 2 Ways! #1- Get carryover pricing on these units that we bought in late 2017 to avoid a big price increase #2 - The ProAg coupon is back, but hurry as it only applies to these 2017 units

Hay Hiker 1400 ~ move more bales faster ~ handles 14- 5x6 bales

Heavy duty frame, axles and tires. Move bales with a pushbar to avoid damaging bales.

Bring this coupon with you when you purchase a New Hay Hiker

Hay Hiker 900 ~ move more bales faster ~ handles 8- 5x6 bales

Financing Available Heavy duty frame, axles and tires. Move bales with a pushbar to avoid damaging bales.

The Little Dealer With The BIG Promise. “TO TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER LIKE WE LIKE TO BE TREATED.”

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NEW H&S HIGH CAPACITY V-Rakes Volume Purchase strikes again OUR LOWEST PRICES EVER BF4112..........$12,234 BF4114..........$14,574 BF1460..........$16,332 AR1261 CARTED RAKE..........$7070 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 Ryan Fehringer - cell 406-320-1554

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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 Ryan Fehringer - cell 406-320-1554

Contact us at www.caseih.com/dealers/musselshellvalley or www.musselshellvalley.com

USED

EQUIPMENT

2017 CASE IH WD1504

2017 CASE IH RB565 ROUND BALER

12 month warranty, premium version that includes mesh and twine wrap, heavy duty pickup, huge floatation tires. Our exclusive variable pressure bale chamber allows you to make bales to match your needs and conditions. Extra clean and ONLY 1641 bales............................Great Price of $38,973

2017 CASE IH RB565 ROUND BALER

Just 2012 bales on this excellent used 5x6 round baler. Premium version that includes mesh and twine wrap, heavy duty pickup. With the variable pressure bale density system, you can make bales to match your conditions and needs......................... Books for $44,293........MVE Price $38,990

Windrower with 16-ft. header, 150 hp unit with extra spacious cab, 2 speed hydro transmission, hydraulic header reverser, drive and floatation system. Really clean lease return unit that’s ready to go and only has 297 engine hours. Cab AND rear axle suspension for a great ride.......................................................... . ooks for $103,840.....MVE Price $99,934 B

2013 JOHN DEERE R450 WINDROWER

Equipped with 16-ft. rotary disc header, SUPER CLEAN deluxe cab, rear axle suspension and lots more. Just 890 engine hours and 357 header hours. ALSO comes with the 30-ft. triple delivery Honey Bee draper header below. Consigned unit that’s too good to pass up.............................................................. $134,900

2016 CASE IH MAGNUM 180

Just traded. Loaded Magnum with only 257 hours and FULL FACTORY WARRANTY. Lots of equipment including duals........ Book says $149,860...MVE Price $142,336

2015 HONEY BEE HEADER

30-ft. triple delivery header. Goes with the John Deere RD450 windrower and is included in the price.

2016 CASE IH MAXXUM 135

2015 CASE IH PUMA 165

Tractor w/L765 loader. Extra nice LEASE return unit. MFWD, 18x6 P/S transmission, 172 PTO hp, power reverser, 3 mid mount valves for loader with joystick, block and transmission heaters, front fenders amd Rimguard in rear tires. Loader equipped with HD 95” bucket with grapple. Only 748 hours on this nice clean unit. Book says $132,678...................................... ....................................... MVE price only $118,990

2015 PROAG 1400 HAYHIKER

Recent trade in that’s been reconditioned and is ready to go, New rubber................................... MVE Price $26,570

Just Traded/Coming Soon: • 2014 Case IH WD2303 windrower with 16-ft. rotary header

2016 CASE IH FARMALL 75C

Nice Lease Return unit with only 368 hours and Factory Warranty. Comes with Case IH L620 quick attach loader, deluxe cab with heat and air, 12 speed transmission with power reverser, 3 point hitch, 540 PTO, AM/FM radio and much more.................... ........................................ Priced to sell at $47,890

With Case IH L755 loader/grapple. Only 512 hours on this extra nice lease return tractor that has 110 PTO hp, EFI very efficient engine, 540/1000 PTO, PFC hydraulics, Class IV front axle, heavy duty 3-point hitch, 3 remotes and 3 function mid-mount valve for loader control. Factory warranty.................................... ................................... Priced to move at $94,860

The Little Dealer With The BIG Promise. “TO TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER LIKE WE LIKE TO BE TREATED.”

2011 VERMEER BP8000

Round bale processor FINAL CUT version. Nice unit that has a selective fine cut unit.................. Good Price $10,988


Good feed management helps prevent weak calves

By NDSU Extension Service Weak calves can result from multiple factors, but weather and inadequate nutrition are at the top of the list of causes. “Bad weather and cows with poor nutrition can lead to stressed calves with less vigor,” says Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service livestock systems specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Some calves are born weak, possibly unable to stand, or lack the energy to nurse. The calf may survive if the producer helps it nurse, provides it with another source of colostrum, and takes it to a warmer place (pickup cab, barn or calf heater). Colostrum is a form of milk that cows produce in late pregnancy. It contains energy, protein, fat, vitamins and antibodies to protect newborns against disease until their own immune system is functional. Weak calves can result from disease but usually not immediately after birth. However, placental infections, such as fungal infections from moldy feed, can lead to a reduced nutrient flow to the unborn calf. While this usually leads to smaller calves at birth, it can explain some weak calves, research shows. “Good feeding management that provides balanced nutrition to the cow can help prevent weak calves,” Hoppe says. A study at the University of Idaho found fewer cases of weak calf syndrome when the mothers were fed a higher level of protein 60 days before calving. The researchers reported that cows receiving late-gestation rations with more than 10 percent crude protein had offspring with a 0.6 percent incidence of weak calf syndrome, while cows receiving rations with less than 10 percent crude protein had calves with an 8.5 percent incidence of weak calf syndrome. Cows with a body condition score of 3 or 4 are more likely to have offspring with weak calf syndrome than cows with more body fat, Hoppe notes. The lack of body fat isn’t the only issue involved, although it is a good physical indication. “When protein content in feeds is low, it indicates other nutrients also may be less than required,” he adds. “These nutrients include calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and selenium.” He encourages producers to: • Provide pregnant cows with a vitamin and mineral supplement • Get the ration they are feeding their cows tested for nutrient value. A feed test will identify if the energy and protein content of the ration is adequate. If energy and protein are low, changing the ration immediately might help reduce the risk of weak calves. • Invite a neighbor or other producer to provide an unbiased evaluation of their herd’s body condition score. The goal should be a body condition score of 5 or 6 at calving, with no ribs or backbones visible. However, even a healthy, well-conditioned cow fed a balanced ration can give birth to a weak calf in poor weather conditions. Windbreaks, bedding and barns can help offset some weather stress. Another issue is that although well-fed cows in good body condition seem to have fewer problems with weak calves, some producers fear calves will be too big at birth and have dystocia, or a difficult birth, when the cows are fed well. “Usually, that’s not a problem because a well-fed cow can expel the calf quickly and less mortality is observed,” Hoppe says. “If calf size is a consideration, look for bulls with calving ease traits to solve the problem. Don’t do it with inadequate feed.” Having a veterinarian necropsy a dead calf can help determine causes of weak calves. Calves with minimal fat reserves are indicative of poor cow nutrition. Muscle color can indicate vitamin E deficiency. Broken ribs can indicate the cow stepped on the calf. A thumb rule for doing necropsies is when deaths exceed a 1 to 3 percent loss. “Because many issues can lead to death, necropsying every calf can be enlightening,” Hoppe says. For more information about avoiding weak calf syndrome, contact your county office of the NDSU Extension Service (https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory). #### Two friends walked into a restaurant called The Moon. They agreed that the food was wonderful, but the atmosphere was lacking.

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SEMI TRAILERS & BELT CONVEYOR FOR SALE

1997 Wilson DWH-400 50-ft. x 102 wide, triple axle air ride hopper, 3 hoppers, 3rd axle lifts, good tarp, trailer in good condition. 1992 Western OFH-100 45-ft. tandem air ride flatbed-hopper combo, new sideboards, new roll over tarp, aluminum swing doors on back. Batco 1535 belt conveyor, 8-ft. unloading hopper, electric motor, excellent condition, used very little.

Call Gary at 307-856-9209 or 307-851-9209

HENKE ENTERPRISES INC. WE ARE NOW SELLING BIGDOG MOWERS!!!

Doug Henke ~ Chester, MT cell (406) 799-2616

eDrive Coming for John Deere & Case Sprayers!!

2009 Sprayflex Sprayer 2000 gallon SS tank, 2008 International truck with 19,500 miles, 110-ft. boom, Raven Controller, EXCELLENT!

eDrive Sprayer is working GREAT!

$89,900

Website - trucksprayers.com Henke Enterprises Inc. offers-

John Deere 4930

* Complete Spray Truck assembly * Truck Frame work * Hydraulic work * Welding of steel, aluminum, stainless steel * Machining - lathe work (18”x80”) and milling * Custom built wheels for floaters & etc. - Powder Coated * Crane truck work 50-ft. of height * Electronic testing and repairs * Over 20 years experience with Marflex-SprayFlex sprayers * All sprayers tested on our irrigated and dryland farm

MARFLEX SPRAYER PARTS AVAILABLE Contact your authorized dealer

Henke Enterprises Inc., Doug Henke, Chester, MT

BUILDING ~ COMING IN

2012 International 7400 with 120-ft. sprayer ..................Call 2009 John Deere 4930 **EDRIVE sprayer new electric drive conversion 120-ft. booms, .................................. $169,900 2009 John Deere 4930 sprayer, 6500 hours, 120-ft. booms, 1200 gallon tank, John Deere 2600 monitor, Auto Steer, swath control. Many new John Deere parts. ........ $69,900 2011 Sprayflex 1300 gallon, 120-ft. boom, 2004 IHC 4300, floater tires, EZ Steer+ Trimble 750....................... $59,900 SOLD 2012 Sprayflex truck sprayer 2004 International 4300 truck, Allison Auto Trans, 120-ft. SprayFlex sprayer, 1250 tank, EZSteer and Trimble 750, Excellent Condition! ......... O S LD ...............................................................................$59,900

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MSU Extension plant pathologist receives Fulbright to Australia

By Evelyn Boswell, for the MSU News Service A Montana State University expert on plant diseases has received a Fulbright Fellowship to Australia where she will focus on spore trapping, a new area of research that could benefit Montana growers. “It’s quite an honor,” said recipient Mary Burrows, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology in the College of Agriculture, plant pathology specialist for MSU Extension, director of the Schutter Diagnostic Lab and head of Montana’s Integrated Pest Management Program. “The Fulbright opportunity is important time at Northern Territory University and to refresh my career, learn a new skill set the Waite Institute to research phytoplasma that can be applied widely here in the U.S. detection in grapes. and make new connections to benefit several “The experience was life changing, countries,” Burrows added. teaching me to appreciate the time spent The “Senior Scholar, All Disciplines” communicating with others to increase your Fulbright will allow her to work at the South efficiency and impact rather than working Australian Research and Development Instiintensely and alone,” Burrows said. “In scitute in Adelaide from January through April ence, the connections you have with people 2019, in the midst of a year-long sabbatical are key to progress.” that begins this July, Burrows said. She is Excited to return to Australia, this time especially interested in learning more about with her husband and two young daughters, spore trapping technology and its use in Burrows said the purpose of her Fulbright predicting disease. project is to “learn about established plant “This will be particularly important to disease monitoring systems in Australia, Montana growers as this may help avert compare different spore trapping techlosses from diseases such as stripe rust of nologies for plant pathogens, statistically wheat and Ascochyta blight of chickpeas,” analyze data to validate disease forecasting said MSU Barry Jacobsen, professor models and improve information distribuemeritus of Plant Pathology and a former tion to farmers in Australia.” Fulbright winner himself. Burrows is interested in seeing if it would Jacobsen, who received a 2011 Fulbright be feasible to set up spore traps in Montana. Fellowship to Chile, serves on the Fulbright She plans to test five major categories of Specialist Peer Review Panel. He didn’t spore traps, initially focusing on the spore review Burrows’ application since that that causes Ascochyta blight. Those spores would be a conflict of interest, but he did can be released from infected stubble if describe the qualities that make an outstandearly spring rains occur. ing candidate. “A spore trap at its essence is a wind“What we look for are applicants that are orienting weather vane and/or suction considered among the highest achievers in device that has a solid or liquid material to their chosen field, those that have demoncapture spores,” Burrows said. “They can strated capacity for leadership, those that be mounted on UAV’s (drones) or other have excellent cross-cultural communicavehicles, and modern spore traps can be tions skills and that have shown they have triggered by time of day, temperature or inter-cultural adaptability and those who relative humidity. All of the devices have have demonstrated that they have potential their positives and negatives, one of which to advance knowledge in their chosen field, is the presence of inhibitors such as soil and finally, those who have the temperament that make identifying pathogen propagules and professionalism to be cultural ambasdifficult.” sadors for the United States,” Jacobsen said. The Australian researchers are interested “Mary, on all counts, would receive the in how MSU communicates with growers, highest rankings possible in each category. so she expects to share information about Jacobsen said Burrows’ record as a scisuch things as AgAlerts and using social entist and graduate student mentor and colmedia such as Facebook and Twitter, Burleague are particularly outstanding, in addirows said. tion to her leadership and networking ability “In Montana, we have made a great while working with diverse stakeholders deal of progress in increasing the ability of in plant and pest diseases -- all the while growers and consultants to recognize and maintaining a strong publication record. manage plant diseases in the field on pulse Jacobsen added that a small percentage and cereal crops,” Burrows said. “In a large of Fulbright scholar applicants are selected, state with low population, technological inand that it’s “highly prestigious for MSU to novations are highly leveraged including the have a faculty member selected.” use of cell phones for communications and “Mary’s Fulbright will allow her to focus digital diagnostics, emailed and text alerts. on a new area of research and extend her AgAlerts are also faxed weekly during the networking without the day-to-day multigrowing season to underserved groups, such tude of responsibilities a faculty member as the Hutterites who have limited or no has,” Jacobsen said. “This is not just a access to email.” chance to recharge the battery, but a unique Burrows added that she sees a number of chance to focus on new things and be exparallels between crop production systems posed to new ideas.” in the United States and Australia. ThereBurrows said the Fulbright will allow fore, her Fulbright fellowship will benefit her to return to Australia after being away projects in both countries. In addition to for nearly two decades. With funding from serving Montana growers, she said she will the National Science Foundation, the Naeventually be able to use her new knowltional Institutes of Health and a Graduate edge to offer spore trapping workshops at Women in Science Grant, she spent three national meetings such as the American months in Australia while earning her Ph.D. Phytopathological Society, the Canadian in plant pathology from the University of Phytopathological Society and the InternaWisconsin-Madison. Burrows used her tional Congress of Plant Pathology.


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Faba fix for corn’s nitrogen need

By Penelope Hillemann, American Society of Agronomy Researchers have good news for growers. Farmers raising a nitrogen-hungry crop like sweet corn may save up to half of their nitrogen fertilizer cost. The key: using a faba bean cover crop. Faba bean is an ancient crop increasingly used as a cover crop. Cover crops are grown in the months between main crops when the soil would otherwise be bare. Cover crops can control erosion, build soil, and suppress weeds. Grasses, legumes, and other non-grassy plants are the most commonly used cover crops. Faba is a legume, as are peas, beans, and lentils. They are a good source of protein. They also bring an important benefit to agriculture: they are nitrogen fixers. These plants, working with bacteria in the soil, take nitrogen from the atmosphere. The decomposing plants then add nitrogen to the soil. Faba is known to be one of the most powerful nitrogen fixers. Nitrogen is a vital nutrient for plants’ growth. Farmers who grow sweet corn typically add nitrogen in the form of commercial fertilizer for best yield. Masoud Hashemi and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst tested faba bean as a cover crop before planting sweet corn. They wanted to learn if the nitrogen from the faba bean plants would meet the high nitrogen needs of the sweet corn. They also wondered whether tilling the faba residues into the soil or leaving them to decompose in place would provide more nitrogen for the corn. This study showed the timing of when faba was planted had a dramatic effect on the biomass—the total weight—the plants produced before winter weather stopped growth. More biomass means more nitrogen. Faba beans planted on August 1 had more than twice the biomass of faba beans planted just two weeks later. Not surprisingly, the sweet corn planted the following spring produced much better yields when it was planted in the earliest-sown faba compared to later-sown faba. The amount of nitrogen legumes can add to the soil is closely tied to the amount of biomass they produce. The sweet corn yields were also significantly higher in the plots where the plant residue was left on the surface (no-till). Tilled residues decomposed quicker than the no-till, providing their nitrogen sooner. This proved to be too soon for the sweet corn. The no-till treatment slowed the decomposition of the faba bean residues. A delayed release of nitrogen into the soil better matched the needs of the young sweet corn. Even so, the faba bean residues alone did not provide enough nitrogen for the best sweet corn yields. Additional nitrogen was needed. However, only about half as much was needed compared to corn grown without a faba bean cover crop. “Faba bean cover crops can add a large amount of nitrogen to the soil,” Hashemi concluded. “But to make the most of its potential, especially if harvesting some fresh pods is expected, faba bean has to be planted as early as possible after harvesting the summer crop. Moreover, to contribute best to the nitrogen needs of the spring crop, the residues should not be tilled into the soil and must be left on the soil surface.” Read more about this research in Agronomy Journal (https:// dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/aj/abstracts/110/2/455). The research project was supported through grants awarded by Northeast Sustainable Agriculture and Research (SARE) and Massachusetts Department of Agriculture.

2017 Hay county estimates

From USDA County-level estimates for 2017 hay acreage, yield, and production are now available, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The estimates, based primarily on surveys conducted with farmers and ranchers last fall, can be accessed using the QuickStats online database, found here: http://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/ The commodity estimates include alfalfa hay for Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming and other hay for Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming. For state specific questions please contact: Arizona – Dave DeWalt 1-800-645-7286 Colorado – William R. Meyer 1-800-392-3202 Montana – Eric Sommer 1-800-835-2612 New Mexico – Longino Bustillos 1-800-530-8810 Utah – John Hilton 1-800-747-8522 Wyoming – Rhonda Brandt 1-800-892-1660


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Adequate nutrition vital for lactating cows By NDSU Extension Service

Ensuring that cows receive adequate nutrition after calving is critical. “The first 60 to 90 days post-calving is the most nutritionally demanding period in the production cycle of a cow and arguably one of the most important in achieving production goals,” says Janna Kincheloe, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service’s livestock systems specialist at the Hettinger Research Extension Center. Peak milk production typically occurs about 60 days after calving in mature cows and requirements are highest at this time. Nutritional stress caused by calving and/or lactation can have a substantial impact on productivity. A cow uses the total nutrients (water, energy, protein, vitamins and minerals) it consumes each day based on these biological priorities: maintenance, growth, lactation and reproduction. Because reproduction is lowest on the priority list, it is one of the first factors affected if nutrition is inadequate between calving and breeding. Research indicates that pregnancy rates will be reduced when cows have body condition scores of less than 5 at calving and breeding. This is particularly true for highproducing cows and 2- and 3-year-olds that still have requirements for growth. “A reasonable estimate of milking ability is necessary to ensure that available feed resources can support the cow herd,” Kincheloe says. “If milk production is too high for a given environment, negative impacts on cow performance and calf weaning weight will reduce profit potential.” Expected progeny differences (EPDs) for maternal milk production, as reported by breed associations, are expressed as differences in pounds of calf weaned due to milk production of the dam. The livestock industry has seen a strong genetic trend of increased milk production in nearly all beef cattle breeds during the past 20 years, with the average commercial cow estimated to produce about 25 pounds of milk each day during peak lactation. While directly measuring milk production in a range or pasture is challenging, producers can use calf weaning weight records as an indirect estimate. Kincheloe suggests producers keep in mind that environmental conditions and other genetic traits such as growth potential also impact weaning weights. Understanding how nutrient requirements of beef cows vary based on weight and stage of production is important. For example, a 1,200-pound cow at peak milk

production of 20 pounds two months after calving requires about 3 pounds of crude protein a day, while the same cow producing 30 pounds of milk requires nearly 3.75 pounds of crude protein a day. The timing of calving, age of the dam, and forage quality and availability will determine the most appropriate feeding strategy. Native range generally can meet lactating cows’ nutrient requirements in the northern Great Plains during peak forage production in late May and early June, Kincheloe says. However, cows that have calved prior to the first part of April will reach peak milk production before most forage species will be able to provide necessary nutrients. In addition, turning cows out to pasture too early will reduce forage health and production, as well as animal performance. Therefore, producers often need to supply higher-quality forages and/or supplements in early spring to support cows’ increased requirements during lactation. A variety of protein and energy supplements are available to help fill nutritional gaps from forage. Kincheloe recommends supplements containing at least 20 percent protein when feeding low-quality forage (7 percent or less crude protein). These supplements include feeds such as alfalfa hay, soybean meal, commercial supplements and distillers grains. The appropriate supplement for a given situation should be evaluated based on nutrient content of the basal diet, as well as price and availability of the supplement. The NDSU Extension publication “Comparing Value of Feedstuffs,” available at http://tinyurl.com/ComparingFeedstuffs, can help producers compare supplements on a cost per pound of nutrient basis. “Supplying adequate nutrition for lactating cows is extremely critical in ensuring production goals are met,” Kincheloe says. “It is important to develop rations that can economically meet this challenge, particularly when feed prices are high. Producers should keep a close eye on milk production to minimize feed costs and ensure a good match between their environment and the genetic base of the cow herd.” For assistance with choosing supplements or balancing a ration, contact your local NDSU Extension Service office or an Extension livestock specialist (https:// www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory).

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Northcentral Montana will have two free educational fishing days for youngsters this year in June. The first takes place June 2 in Great Falls; the second occurs June 9 in Lewistown. June 2 marks the 25th-annual kids fishing day in Great Falls. The event will run 9 a.m. to noon at Wadsworth Pond on the west side of town. As in past years, the Great Falls chapter of Walleyes Unlimited will give away a free rod and reel outfit or a tackle box to youngsters who complete a series of educational stations. To reach Wadsworth Pond head west on Central Avenue over I-15, turn north on 34th St. NW, then turn west on Wilkinson Lane and follow to the park. Groups participating include: Walleyes Unlimited; Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Malmstrom Air Force Base; Missouri River Flyfishers and the fishing clubs at North and East Middle Schools. The June 9 event in Lewistown will be at the city’s Frog Ponds. The activities will run from 10 a.m. to noon and will feature demonstrations on water safety, casting and fish identification. Prizes, purchased at local businesses, will be available, including fishing poles, nets, tackle boxes, hats and more. Those who attend are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle. The Lewistown program is sponsored by FWP and the federal Bureau of Land Management. Volunteers from the local Walleye’s Unlimited and Trout Unlimited chapters will be on hand as well. No license is required for the day at either event. There is no age limit, but the activities are geared to youngsters just learning how to fish.

Wheat calculator gives bottom-line insight

By University of Wyoming Extension For wheat producers, knowing what price to expect at the mill can be challenging, say University of Wyoming’s Brian Lee and Bridger Feuz. Their UW Extension publication, “Wheat Calculator Gives Bottom-line Insight” (see bit.ly/UWEpubs) introduces a new interactive wheat price calculator available free at bit.ly/WYRanchtools. The Wyoming Master Stockman Wheat Price Calculator helps producers make marketing decisions based on product characteristics and the premiums and discounts applied by grain cooperatives. The tool can also be used to help decide when to market grain or whether changing practices to improve quality is worth the effort, they say. Lee is the sustainable agriculture specialist and Feuz the livestock marketing specialist for UW Extension. The online wheat price calculator allows producers to estimate the cash value of their crop by entering data from test samples. Calculations are based on standard characteristics, such as moisture and protein content and presence of foreign material, live bugs and stones. It calculates price premiums (additions) and discounts (subtractions) based on the quality of the grain. The tool also calculates Wyoming or Nebraska grain taxes. “The time and effort it takes for essential farm and ranch tasks means things like marketing, economic analysis, and risk management get put on the back burner,” says Feuz. “This is not a reflection of the importance or value producers place on these activities. Producers consistently rate marketing and economic topics as important,” he says. In response, Feuz, Lee and other UW specialists developed the general budgeting tools, livestock tools and other calculators available at the Wyoming Ranch Tools website. (See bit.ly/WYRanchtools) The purpose is simple, they say: to help producers answer the question, “Will I be better off or worse off if I make a change to my operation?” For more information, contact Lee at 307-837-2000 or blee@uwyo.edu. Contact Feuz at 307-783-0570 or bmfeuz@ uwyo.edu. “Wheat Calculator Gives Bottom-line Insight” and Wyoming Ranch Tools are among the many how-to guides and tools from UW Extension that help extend skills in cropping, forage, pruning, canning, habitat restoration and more. See bit.ly/UWEpubs. YouTube video series from UW Extension include Barnyards and Backyards, From the Ground Up and Exploring the Nature of Wyoming.


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New RMA statement for chickpea: organic grower’s options

By Mary Burrows, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, 406-994-7766, mburrows@montana.edu efficacy data. A non-comprehensive list of The 2018 RMA statement for chickpea on products available on legumes, includstates: Only varieties supporting resistance ing chickpea (often listed as ‘garbanzo’ to Ascochyta blight are insurable. Seed on the label) is below. This information must be treated with fungicides registered was gleaned from the IR-4 Biopesticide for management of seed-borne (including Database, company websites and pesticide Ascochyta) and soil borne diseases. If Ascolabels as well as feedback from colleagues. chyta blight damage occurs in the field, the Always check labels for Montana Registrainsured must provide proof that fungicides tion status, OMRI status, registered crops, registered for management of Ascochyta target species, and other usage requirewere used in order to avoid an uninsurable ments. I have no information on phytotoxcause of loss. ity, application costs or market availability, If you are growing chickpeas organiand the table below is highly likely to be cally, are there options for seed treatments incomplete. and fungicides registered for the use of Organically approved fungicides generAscochyta and soilborne diseases? The short answer is, yes, but there’s little to no CONTINUED ON PAGE A48


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ally fall into a few categories: Contact fungicides (copper, sulfur), inducers of plant systemic resistance, direct antimicrobial activity (such as parasitism of fungal structures), and antibiosis (such as antibiotics, fumigants). Products may be applied as seed treatments, in-furrow, soil drench, through chemigation, or as a foliar spray. Organic products may need to be applied before disease onset or very frequently after disease onset. Most have high volume water requirements. Some recent literature related to these issues includes an article from 2009 where they tested resistance inducers, plantbased products, commercial microbial products, and experimental antagonistic microorganisms. I’ve attached the PDF to this agalert, and the citation is: TINIVELLA, F. et al, M. 2009. Control of seed-borne pathogens on legumes by microbial and other alternative seed treatments. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 123, 139-151. The authors had some success in managing Anthracnose on bean, but most treatments did not control Ascochyta on pea. In the discussion, the authors state some reasoning for this result: “The difficulty of controlling seed-borne Ascochyta spp. with any of the alternative treatments in the present study is in agreement with other reports in the literature and may at least partly be explained by the position of these pathogens in the seed (cited by Decker 1957). The author reported that in 80% of the seeds infected with A. pisi the fungus was situated beneath the testa, and in about 40% of the seeds the embryo also was attacked. According to Maude and Kyle (1970) hot water treatment, hot carbon tetrachloride and steam/air mixtures all failed to give control of Ascochyta infection of pea, whereas seed treatment with the systemic fungicide benomyl was effective. Also, in our experiments, seed treatment with the systemic fungicide Octave (Basf Italia; prochloraz 46.1%) gave better control than the thiram product (data not shown). These findings show that Ascochyta spp. are particularly difficult to control and may explain the general poor performance of most of the agents tested.” In summary, RMA will not insure losses to disease in chickpeas that have not been treated with a fungicide registered for management of Ascochyta blight. However, the options are extremely limited, there is no efficacy data, and many of the registered options are not practical and may not be available in our area. There is the possibility that registrants could add Ascochyta blight to the label, but efficacy and phytotoxicity data will be needed. I’m happy to discuss these issues at any time and will be working with RMA and other researchers to attempt to provide additional options for organic and conventional growers in the future.

Noxious weed trust fund grant awards

By Montana Department of Agriculture The Montana Department of Agriculture and Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council has awarded over $1.74 million for the development and implementation of noxious weed management programs in March 2018. The grants assist counties, conservation districts, local communities, tribes, researchers and educators in efforts to combat noxious weeds in Montana. 57 local cooperative projects were recommended for funding at a total of $1,218,935 or 70% of all dollars awarded. Ten research projects were recommended for funding at $248,236 or 14% and 11 educational projects are recommended for $279,681 or 16%. Combined research and educational projects recommended for funding total $527,917 or 30% of all funding available. In addition to the $1.74 million grant hearing awards, each of the 56 counties and 7 reservations in the state are eligible to receive $7,500 per year. The Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund (http://agr.mt.gov/ Noxious-Weed-Trust-Fund-Grants) grant program was established by the Montana Legislature in 1985. The advisory council reviews applications, hears applicant testimony, and provides funding recommendations to the director for final approval. Funding is typically passed through a governmental organization, local weed district, conservation district, extension office, or university. A compiled list of award recipients is available at http://agr.mt.gov/Noxious-Weed-Trust-Fund-Grants. Applications for 2019 Noxious Weed Trust Fund grants can be found at https://fundingmt.org in mid-July, for completion and submittal by January 6, 2019. Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries.


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3V Distributing, Conrad MT ........................B33 Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene KS .............. C38 Abraham Generator Sales Co., Cooperstown ND ............................................................A41 Action Toys, Billings MT ..............................B32 Affordable Construction Equipment, Billings & Bozeman MT..............................................B9 Ag Trucks & Equipment, Great Falls MT ........... ........................................................C47, C48 Ag West Distributing Co., Great Falls MT .. C34 Ag Wise, Kremlin MT ................................... C3 AgraSyst Dealers..........................................A8 American Manufacturing, Hogeland .......... C16 Badland Truck Sales, Glendive MT .............B18 Basin Seed, LLC, Stanford MT .................. C11 Bass Auction Co. Inc., Lewistown MT ...........B2 Bell Motor Co., Cut Bank MT ......................B13 Ben Taylor, Valier & Shelby MT ...................A35 Big Equipment Co., Havre MT ................... C35 Big Horn Sainfoin Seed Co., Powell WY .....B16 Big Sky Equipment, Conrad MT ................ C25 Big Sky RV, Bozeman MT ...........................A41 Big Sky Sawmill & Wood Products, Vaughn MT .................................................................B10 Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Shelby MT ...... C28 Billings Farm & Ranch Supply, Billings MT .A43 Bouma Truck Sales, Choteau, Great Falls MT .. ..........................................................INSERT Brandt Agricultural Products LTD............... C44 BTI Feeds, Cut Bank MT ............................A35 Buckley Auction MT ................................... C22 Bull Mountain Fencing, Yoder, Dan, Roundup MT ........................................................... C42 C&B Operations, LLC, Circle, Culbertson, Glasgow, Plentywood MT........................ C43 Cahill Seeds, Scobey MT .............................A4 Cascade Machine & Supply, Great Falls MT..B10 Central Machine & Welding, Havre .............A43 Chamley Pipe & Salvage, Williston ND.......A40 Chic Harbine Sales, Missoula MT ..............B11 Circle G Salvage, Walhalla, ND ................. C18 Circle S Seeds, of Montana, Three Forks MT... ................................................................ C18 Courtesy Ford, Conrad MT .........................B17 Cox Ranch Equipment, Winston MT.......... C38 Crazy Mountain Fabrication, Travis Klein, Big Timber MT............................................... C22 Cut Bank Tire, Cut Bank MT .......................B40 D-Cat, Construction LLC, Sun River MT.......A2 Dallas Land Co, Helena ............................... C3 David J Heine & Associates, Kalispell MT ....B8 DBL Sales & Service, Dave & Brock Linker, Coffee Creek MT ............................................ C9

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Jim Nielsen Trucks & Parts, Butte MT........ C37 JW Feeds, John Wolery, Chester MT .........A14 Krogmann Mfg. ...........................................B24 Lee’s Trapworks, LTD, Swift Currant Canada..B10 Lemken, T&T Farm Supply, Chester MT.......B6 Lewistown Honda, Lewistown MT ....... A6, B22 Liphatech, Rozel ...........................................B4 M & W Machine, Three Forks MT ...............B22 Maxwell Lumber, Lewistown MT ...................B3 MDS Construction Supply, Great Falls MT .A32 Mohrlang Fabrications, Brush CO ..............A44 Montana Department of Agriculture ...........B16 Montana Holster & Shoulder Rig, Norm Schertenlieb MT.......................................B18 Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Helena MT....C40 Montana Metal Fabrications, Great Falls MT .... ................................................................ C42 Montana Post Driver, Gold Creek MT A21, B16 Montana Quality Structures, Stevensville MT ... .................................................................A19 Montana Seeds, Conrad MT ......................A39 Montana Shed Center, Great Falls MT .......B27 Motor Power, Great Falls MT ......................A42 Mountain Equipment, Belgrade MT ............B36 Mountain View Metal Works, Wilsall MT ...... C2 MT Tractors, Matt Pendergast, Stevensville MT .................................................................B23 Musselshell Valley Equipment, Roundup MT.... .........................................A29, A30, C8, C37 New Holland of Belgrade, Belgrade MT .... C19 New Homes of the Future, Billings MT .........B4 NGS Sales, Denton MT ..............................B35 North Star Equipment, John Myers, Simms MT .................................................................B23 Northern Chrysler, Cut Bank MT ................A33 Northern Ford, Cut Bank MT ......................A33 Northern Hydraulics, Great Falls MT ......... C11 Northern Prairie Auto Sales, Wolf Point MT...C16 Northwest Plastics, Libby MT .....................B22 Power Motors Implement, Fort Benton MT...B16 Powerhouse Equipment, Floweree MT .......A26 Precision Truck & Trailer, Havre MT ............A44 Price Truck & Equipment Sales, Missoula MT .. ................................................................ C30 Pure Bliss Cycle Sales, Conrad MT ............ C4 R & L Seed & Machine LLC, Geyser MT ... C38 RDO Equipment, Kalispell, Missoula, Ronan MT ........................................................... C30 Reddig Equipment & Repair, Kalispell MT..B34 Rockwell Scales, Simms MT ......................B31

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Roger Rader, Inc, Sun River MT................ C43 Rozel, Liphatech ...........................................B4 Rural Montana Fabricators, Fairfield MT ... C45 Rydelle Enterprises, Marion Jones, Drummond MT ............................................................B18 Severinsen Irrigation, Fairfield MT ............... C8 Shobe Auction & United Country Realty, Lewistown MT ...................................................A21 Shop Specialties, Valier MT ........................B12 Shortline Ag, Scobey MT....C4, C10, C26, C40 Signalness Farms, Watford City, ND ...........B34 Skierka Livestock Trucking, Pompeys Pillar MT .................................................................B27 Sod Buster Sales, Polson MT ............C32, C42 Specialty Tool & Attachment, Cody WY ..... C10 Steel Etc, Great Falls MT...........................B25 Steinhatchee Inc, Lance Nelson, Stevensville MT ............................................................A11 Stock Drive Trailer Sales, Dillon MT ............A34 Stokes Fencing, Conrad MT .......................B26 Sullivan Brothers Construction, Conrad MT..B40 Super SmartRooms/Superform ICF, Jerry Gangstad, Avon MT ................................... A2, B19 Swains Spring Service, Great Falls MT ......B26 T & T Farm Supply, LLC, Chester MT .... B6, B7 Taylor Farm Store, Shelby MT ....................A35 The Gear House, Helena MT .....................A42 Three Forks Lumber & Ready Mix, Three Forks MT ........................................................... C44 Tiber Tractor Co., Chester MT.......................B1 Tilleman Equipment Company, Havre MT...C23 Tom’s Shop, Grassrange MT ........................B8 Treasure State Seed, Fairfield MT .......A45, C9 Tri County Implement, Sidney MT.................B3 Triangle Ag Service, Fort Benton MT..........A20 Triple T Sales, Chinook MT ..................C6, C31 TT&E Inc, Victor MT ...................................A38 Van Motors, Conrad MT..............................B35 VanDyke Trucking, Conrad MT ...................B24 VW Mfg, Loren Hawks, Chester MT ............ C7 Warne Chemical & Equipment Co, Rapid City SD .............................................B2, B10, C36 Weaver’s Auction Service, Baker MT..........A28 Weedbusters Biocontrol, Missoula ............ C33 Wesco Trailer Sales, Conrad MT ................. C2 Western Montana New Holland, Missoula...C13 Western Water Wells, Jack Clark, Choteau...C13 Wichman Ag Supply LLC, Hilger MT ......... C38 Wild Horse Seed, Havre MT ...................... C42 Yellowstone Tractor Co., Belgrade MT ........A45 Zerbe Bros., Glasgow MT .................. B20, B21 Zomer Truck, Conrad MT ................... A36, A37

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Herd vaccination protocols are critical

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service pieces to our understanding, but those Prepping calves for market next fall starts small pieces are critical. In fact, they save now with a herd vaccination program for many lives. The decision to include or not cows, bulls and calves. include vaccination protocols in the herd is An annual operational goal should be 100 a producer choice, but not vaccinating limits percent healthy cattle. As producers workproactive disease prevention and overall ing with the living, we know, on occasion, herd health management. that not all will make it to the day’s end; I wish we had a simple explanation, perhowever, we do the best we can. haps a chart or a few words that would exGood managerial principles and use of plain the immune response to a vaccination the right tools to keep cattle healthy are adequately. The real answer is embedded in critical. In that regard, no one would want many layers of living cellular mechanisms. to return to the days when the medicine And even though the majority of the herd chest was empty. Today’s medicine chest will respond to a vaccine with a strong imhas good options to help with herd health. mune response, some will not. One of those options is a good herd vacI can remember those long hours of cination program that enhances the premolecular biochemistry that impressed ventive aspects of herd health in all cattle upon me that, “There really is an immune throughout the year. Yes, calves need vigor response!” Think about it: If an immune to withstand the stressors of weaning, but response did not occur, the world population why not take advantage of good immunity of living species would be much smaller or while the calf is at home as well? nonexistent. Finding a calf dead on pasture with no One particular point always remained real reason is certainly a downer. Finding with me, and I called it the “J.” This was the second calf dead certainly would raise something simple I could take home but some questions. Granted, no program can also something significant to our lives. assure the living tomorrow, but producers The J adds diversity to how living organcan decrease the potential risks and increase isms respond to the many pathogens that the odds of survival, given a pending arrival perpetually want to destroy us or, in this of a bad pathogen. case, our cattle. At the Dickinson Research Extension Several pathogenic classes of organisms Center (DREC), cows, bulls and calves - call them biological invaders - are simply are maintained on an annual vaccination not our cattle’s friends. The J represented program recommended by the local veterithe ability of individuals to respond to a narian. All cattle producers should have a diverse number of invaders. working, professional relationship estabThe textbook “Biochemistry,” by Lubert lished with a veterinarian as well. Stryer, reveals several functional proteins Pre-calving, pre-breeding, post-calving, called antibodies, more appropriately pre-weaning and weaning are all periods called immunoglobulins. Antibodies are that should involve the implementation of not easy to visualize, but in very simplistic a well-thought-out vaccination schedule. terms, they may look like the letter Y. The The herd health protocols, in conjunction Y contains regions called the J genes that with appropriate managerial practices that offer cattle and other living things the abilmaximize herd vigor and health, are key. ity to develop a defensive position against Facilities and labor are needed to work the disease. cattle, but they come with the cattle busiBut enough of that. Let’s just say the ness. complexity of the herd’s response to a A herd vaccination program is proacvaccine or exposure to a real pathogen is tive and implements vaccination products mind-bending. We just know that vaccinarecommended by the local veterinarian to tion protocols work and save lives. ward off known viral and bacterial issues Sorry if this is confusing, but the bottom in the area. This is not to be confused with line is still true. Vaccinate your cattle so treatment protocols that are implemented they can respond defensively to the handful to treat disease once a disease is present in of commonly known pathogenic invaders the herd. and then manage your calves such that As a beef producer, proactive is the camp they will prepare themselves to produce a in which one wants to be. good antibody response against all those What does vaccination do? From the known invaders, as well as those that are onset, the process is very complicated, and CONTINUED ON PAGE B3 years of research have opened only small

North Dakota canola acres to reach another record By Lindy Coleman, Northern Canola Growers Association

ONLY 1 Travalong Left In Stock!

The USDA National Ag Statistics Service issued its Annual Prospective Plantings Report on March 29 and it shows that North Dakota canola acres are expected to be 1.65 million acres this year. This is up 90,000 acres from last year’s planted acreage and up 190,000 acres from 2016. Producers intend to plant 2.08 million

acres in the U.S. in 2018, down just 1,000 acres from last year’s record high planted area. Compared with last year, planted area is expected to increase in 4 of the major canola-producing States, with acreage in Idaho expected to nearly double from 2017. If realized, planted area in Idaho, North Dakota, and Washington will be record highs.


Herd vaccination protocols are critical CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2

not named. The world is not a simple place, but calves will survive, especially when all the right tools are in the toolbox and properly implemented. Ask your herd health professional for the right tools. May you find all your ear tags. For more information, contact your local NDSU Extension Service agent (https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory) or Ringwall at the Dickinson Research Extension Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND 58601; 701-456-1103; or kris.ringwall@ndsu.edu.

##### The Cascade Mountains divide the state of Washington and prevent much of the coastal moisture from getting to the east side of the state. The world record for the most snowfall in one season (1140”) occurred on Mt. Baker in the WA Cascades in the winter of 1998-99. ##### Milk is the second most valuable agricultural commodity, followed by wheat, potatoes, and cattle and calves.

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As farmers’ interest in hemp grows, leader proposes big changes

By Amanda Garant, Prairie Populist see which performs best after hemp, and Montana is a right-to-farm state, and our he plans to grow hemp again this upcomrights are expanding. ing season. Hemp has been the talk of the watering “It was more fun to grow than wheat,” hole for a while now, and this summer, Johnson said. “I was more excited checking 49 farmers across the state are licensed to out these fields than other fields.” grow industrial hemp. But there’s still a lot As for the harvest? His plans, of course, of confusion, stigma, and questions about are to sell it. this crop, which some say could help save “That’s the thing with hemp, there’s so family farms while spurring new industries. many offshoots,” said Johnson. There’s a Where can I get seeds? Do I need to irlot of room for vertical-integration. rigate? Where does hemp fit into my crop Jeff Kostuik, who works with the Canarotation? Where can I sell my harvest? Do dian company Hemp Genetics International, I need to modify my combine? Is this even has been growing hemp and consulting legal? farmers for years, and could share a lot The Montana Farmers Union and the of information on the agronomy, seeding, Montana Department of Agriculture have harvesting, and processing of this cash crop. been fielding a lot of questions like these, “We’re much more suited in the Northern so they’ve been hosting workshops around states [to grow hemp] because of our clithe state to talk about the licensing, growmate,” Kostuik said at the workshop. ing, harvesting, and processing of industrial That’s good news for Montana and gives hemp. us reason to get ahead of the curve. Recently, dozens of producers, farmers, Kostuik shared data from Southern Alberand ag students battled yet another snowta, which has similar weather and landscape storm to attend one of these workshops in to us. When hemp was dry-farmed there, the Gallatin Valley. harvests averaged 800 to 1,000 pounds per The timing couldn’t have been betacre. When it was irrigated, harvests could ter. Hours earlier, Mitch McConnell, the hit up to 2,000 pounds per acre. Republican U.S. Senate majority leader, While hemp is susceptible to the same introduced a bill that would clear up a lot types of diseases as other oil crops, it’s rare of the confusion around this crop. His bill, to have an entire field wiped out by disease. if it passes, would federally legalize hemp And, hemp grown here doesn’t require — a non-psychoactive plant in the cannabis fungicides, insecticides, seed treatment, or family. herbicides. McConnell, of Kentucky, proposed this “That is your herbicide there — your bill on behalf of his state’s farmers and crop,” said Kostuik. “Hemp will not kill manufacturers. weeds, but it does an excellent job of sup“We all are so optimistic that industrial pressing them.” hemp can become sometime in the future Hemp also tends to bounce back from what tobacco was in Kentucky’s past,” he those major, God-fearing events that can desaid. stroy an entire season’s work in one day. It’s No doubt his bill would benefit those pretty tolerant of spring and fall frosts, and family farms in Kentucky, but it would it’s been known to recover from major hail also have huge impacts on farmers here in storms, including one that Kostuik had seen Montana. Our farmers aren’t putting all their nearly decimate a field of 18 inch plants. eggs in one wheat basket anymore. It’s just Of course, like with any new crop, there not the way we do ag these days. It’s too will be a bit of a learning curve. And right volatile, what with all the global competinow, since our Montana State Land-Grant tion and the recent talks of potential tariffs. University isn’t doing research on this agriThat’s why farmers have been looking for cultural product, that learning curve can be new opportunities with beans, lentils, peas, a bit steep. Luckily, there are a lot of folks, and barley. like Kostuik and Johnson, who are willing It never hurts to have another crop in the to share their experiences and to help ease arsenal, and many folks are wondering if the transition. industrial hemp can be added to their mix. If McConnell’s bill passes, there will be What does it take to grow hemp? more money put into research and less hoops No one at recent workshops made the that farmers will have to jump through. The claim that hemp is the cure-all crop that industrial hemp industry seems to be on the can grow itself, save the world, and make brink of something big, and luckily, because farmers millions of dollars. What they did of the work already done here in Montana, say, however, is that industrial hemp is a our farmers won’t be left behind as the viable crop that grows well in our neck of markets open up. Hopefully, if the energized the woods and has a booming market. packed room last night shows us anything “The more you put into it, the more you’ll about our state’s farmers, they’re eager to get out of it,” said Colby Johnson, who grew lead the way in what could be the next big 100 acres of hemp with his dad last year commodity for our country. outside of Conrad. Got something to say to Prairie Populist? Johnson worked closely with the MonSend news tips, story ideas and comments tana Department of Agriculture to get the to editor@prairiepopulist.com. If you have seeds, which he put in the second week of something to submit, or an idea for a story June and harvested in early September. He you’d like to write for us, check out our Subwas able to experiment by growing in two mission Guidelines at http://prairiepopulist. different fields. Next year, he plans to grow org/submission-guidelines/. four different crops on those two plots to

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New Holland BR780 round baler, twine tie, less than 5000 bales. Tag #GaryC0318. 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 664 round baler, twine wrap, Bale Command. Good shape. Tag #JasonA0916................................................................................................ $5500 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 35-ton lowboy trailer. Tag #Pack0617........................................................$12,500 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 32-ft. flatbed trailer with ratchets. Great trailer for hauling hay. Tag #DBK1117...... ..............................................................................................................$5500 1993 gooseneck 30x8 flatbed trailer, tandem axle, duals, 16,000 lb. capacity. Tag #BrokenP0117......................................................................................$6500 Homemade 17-ft. gooseneck trailer. Tag #Paul0817....................................$3500 1978 21-ft. tandem dually 5th wheel trailer, haul Cat D6C. Tag #BK0117....$4500 Swather trailer. Tag #RogF0416..................................................................... $3500 1974 Homemade flat bed trailer, 107” deck. Wide enough for older swathers. Tag #TSimo1117..........................................................................................$2500 16-ft x 6 wide horse trailer. Tag #VicC0218...................................................... $650 W-W horse trailer. Tag #VicC0218................................................................. $1500

TRUCKS

1972 Ford F900 dump truck with 10-yard. Tag #JackW0418......................... Call 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 1994 Ford LT900W truck. Tag#Brent0717................................................$22,000 1994 Ford 700 24-ft. van truck. Tag #Brent0717.........................................$6000 1989 Ford F600 truck (less box or tank). Tag #Paul0817............................$2500 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 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 1981 International cement truck. Tag#Brent0717.......................................$3000 Mayflower truck, 30-ft. van body. Tag #LarryK1117 1984 Chevrolet C70 truck, hydraulic endgate. Tag #Kyle0616.................$12,000 International truck with grain tender. Tag #JoeF0117. 1965 GMC 4000 truck, grain tender. Tag #TL0816......................................$4500 1955 Chevrolet 6500 truck with box and hoist. Tag #RobertW0613 American LaFrance fire truck, Detroit diesel, 21,696 miles. Tag #ArtH0516........ ...........................................................................................................$10,000 International semi truck. Tag #Kyle0616..................................................$15,000 1979 Peterbilt cabover truck. Tag #Kyle0616..............................................$4500 Series 16 truck with 14-ft. box and hoist. Tag #D&B0417............................$1500 1985 Peterbilt truck. Tag #Kyle0616........................................................$25,000 1997 Ford F800 service truck, 8.3 Cummins, 9 speed, air brakes, 5000 lb crane, 246,000 miles. Tag #JasonA0916........................................................ $15,000

Need some land disced!! Need haying done!! Need equipment hauled!! Call Sam at (406) 788-0449 AIR SEEDERS & DRILLS

Concord 6012 3 rank air seeder with Fargo 3350 stainless steel air cart. Tag #DBK1117..........................................................................................$25,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 60-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing, 3450 tow behind tank, variable rate, double shoot. Tag #ArtH0516.....................................................$49,000 Flexi-Coil 5000 51-ft. air drill, 9” spacing, 2320 tow between tank. Field ready. Tag #BirchCreek0516........................................................................$38,000 2-John Deere 9450 12-ft. 12” spacing drills, fertilizer box, one has a grass seeder. Tag #0517...................................................................................$2500 ea. John Deere 10” spacing drill with fertilizer. Tag #JackW0417. Versatile 2000 42-ft drills on transport hitch, 12” spacing. Packers have been recapped. Tag #GaryS0218..................................................................$6500 2) International 7100 14-ft. drills, 10” spacing. Tag #BKuka0116 2009 Bourgault 5725 air seeder with 6700 4-compartment air cart. Tag #GaryG0817. 1 set of (3) John Deere 1010 drills, 10” spacing, grain and fertilizer boxes, clean. Tag #Guy0416......................................................................................... $2500 Set of 4 John Deere 1010 8-ft. drills, 10” spacing. Tag #Harry0616...........$2500 John Deere 9350 drills, 44-ft., 12” spacing, Appollo hitch. Tag #ArtH0516.$6000 1995 Concord 4012 40-ft. air seeder, 12” spacing with 3400 air cart, 5” carbide tips, good condition. Tag #RonH0318.................................................$29,000

PICKUPS & CARS

1999 Ford F350 pickup with flatbed and 5th wheel ball, 4x4. Tag #BrokenP0318.............................................................................................$6500 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 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 2015 Dodge 2500 pickup. Tag #VicC0218................................................. $28,000 1977 Chevrolet 30 camper van. Tag #VicC0218........................................... $2000

Harsh Feeder Equipment ----------------------------------Wacker-Neuson Construction Equipment FINANCING AVAILABLE

LAST MONTH’S NEW ITEM

30-ft. set of John Deere 9450 drills, 10” spacing, steel packers. Tag #ANF0418... ..............................................................................................................$6500 Massey 35 25-ft. pull type windrower. Tag #Hug0418.................................$2500 NEW!! Wessex 4x6 pasture harrows. Tag #Hug0418..............................$170 ea. Farm King 10”x70-ft. swing hopper auger. Tag #HiddenLake0418.............$3500 New Tebben 10-ft. 3-point mowers. Tag #Hug0418...................Preseason Price New!! Danuser skid steer mounted hammer. Tag #Hug0418...Preseason Price Smithy lathe, Tag #Ruth0418......................................................................$1700 Century heavy 16 speed drill press, 5/8” bit. Tag #Ruth0418........................$500 Wesco 1310 10”x70-ft. swing away grain, hydraulic drive. Tag #Ruth0418..$3500 Westfield 8”x50-ft. PTO auger. Tag #Ruth0418...........................................$1700 1948 Dodge grain truck with Knapheide box. Tag #Ruth0418.....................$1900 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 #Ruth0418.....................................................................$15,000 (2) 22-ft. tip-tops for Knapheide box. Tag #StanW0418...........................$500 ea. 3-International 7100 drills, 10” spacing, semi pneumatic packers. Tag #GeraldF0418. New Holland 1425 gas, self-propelled baler. Tag #Guy0418......................$6500 1993 New Holland 499 12-ft. pull type haybine. SN 539811. Tag #JohnDR0418. ..............................................................................................................$6000 International feed grinder, complete with PTO. Tag #Neal0418...................$400 2014 John Deere 9510 4-wheel drive tractor, 1000 PTO. Tag #Ralph0418. 2014 John Deere 9770S combine with header. Tag #Ralph0418. 1994 Top Kick truck with 18-ft. van box, 6-speed trans. Tag #D&B0418.....$8000 1991 Ford F700 truck with 24-ft. van body with tail lift, 427 gas engine, new radiator, 247,727 miles. Tag #D&B0418................................................... Call 1987 Ford F250 pickup with new bed, parts pickup, new exhaust system, engine runs, transmission work done. Tag #D&B0418. 1987 GMC truck with gas engine, 24-ft. van body.. Tag #D&B0418. 20-ft. 4-horse bumper pull trailer. Tag #D&B0418........................................$6000 12x60-ft. trailer frame. Tag #D&B0418. 30-gallon stock tank. Tag #D&B0418. Pickup rack. Tag #D&B0418...........................................................................$275 International 656 gas tractor, 540 PTO, no 3-point, 741 loader, 5302 hours, needs seat. Tag #D&B0418. Squeeze chute, good shape. Tag #D&B0418................................................. Call 1989 Ford with 12-ft. van body, 7169 miles. Tag #D&B0418.......................... Call Pickup rack. Tag #D&B0418...........................................................................$350 Farmhand small bale clamp. Tag #D&B0418..............................................$1750 Pickup tool box, white. Tag #D&B0418..........................................................$150 2-500 gallon round fuel tanks. Tag # #D&B0418......................................$500 ea. Fuel stand for 500 gallon tank. Tag #D&B0418..............................................$100 International 160 truck with 14-ft. box and hoist. Tag #D&B0418.................. Call International L160 truck with 16-ft. box and hoist, 4&2 speed transmission. Tag # #D&B0418............................................................................................. Call Chevrolet 60 truck with box and cattle rack, 4&2 speed transmission, 68,290 miles. Tag #D&B0418............................................................................... Call Series 16 truck, 14-ft. box & hoist. Tag #D&B0418......................................... Call 1984 GMC truck without tail gate, gas engine, 5 speed transmission, 24-ft. van body. Tag # #D&B0418............................................................................. Call New Holland 910 swather with 14-ft. header, gear drive. Tag #D&B0418...... Call John Deere 896A side delivery rake. Tag #D&B0418.................................$1000 New Holland 1048 2-wide bale wagon, 90 bale capacity. Tag #D&B0418..... Call 40 acres of hay ground for sale, near Great Falls, Montana. Tag #D&B0418..Call 1-ton box off Chevrolet pickup. Tag #D&B0418............................................... Call 2- 6-ft. spike tooth harrow with drawbar. Tag #JackW0418............................. Call Minn-Kota high lift rock picker, hydraulic drive. Tag #JackW0418...............$1500 1500 gallon fertilizer cart. Tag # #JackW0418.............................................$3500 John Deere LZB 32-ft. of drills, 4) 8-ft. with fertilizer boxes, hitch. Tag #JackW0418............................................................................................ Call 2-John Deere 628 28-ft. plow, Noble mounted harrow. Tag #JackW0418...... Call Noble M 24-ft. of V-blades, 3 – 8-ft. Tag #JackW0418.................................... Call John Deere 610 30-ft. plow with Degelman harrows, 11/4” shanks. Tag #JackW0418............................................................................................ Call Cat D7 for parts. Tag #JackW0418. Valmar 320 Fargo spreader mounted on 54 harrow cart, good shape. Tag #JackW0418............................................................................................. Call 2-John Deere LZB 12-ft. 10” spacing drills with steel packers. Tag #JackW04178.......................................................................................... Call John Deere 5010 tractor with 1000 PTO, 2 sets of remotes. Tag #JackW0418.... ................................................................................................................. Call John Deere 16-ft. plow. Tag #JackW0418...................................................... Call 18-ft. drawbar spike tooth harrow. Tag #JackW0418....................................... Call 4- 6-ft. mounted harrow. Tag #JackW0418...................................................... Call Degelman 6-ft. harrow. Tag #JackW0418....................................................... Call 3-John Deere LZB 8-ft. 12” spacing drills. Tag #JackW0418......................... Call 4–12-ft. 10” spacing drills with steel packers, manual lift. Tag #JackW0418..Call Flexi-Coil 5000 52-ft. 9” spacing air drill with 2320 tow behind air cart, updated loading auger. Tag #JackW0418. Flexi-Coil 65 80-ft. pull type sprayer with single nozzle, 1000 gallon tank, windscreens. Tag #JackW0418........................................................................ Call Case IH 1010 straight cut header. Tag #JackW0418...................................... Call International W9 tractor, 540 PTO, gas, Koyker loader, great auger tractor. Tag #JackW0418............................................................................................ Call International hydro, 3-point, PTO. Tag #JackW0418..................................... Call 1993 Versatile 876 (blue) tractor, 20.8x38 duals, weights, manual transmission, only 2438 hours, tractor is immaculate. Tag #JackW0418........................ Call Versatile 800 tractor with 18.4x38 tires, (2 new tires), manual transmission, 5953 hours. Tag #JackW0418........................................................................... Call Tulsa 12-ft. flat bed with tail roll and winch. Tag #JackW0418........................ Call 14-ft. truck body. Tag #JackW0418.................................................................. Call Summers sprayer for parts. Tag #JackW0418................................................ Call Mineral feeder. Tag #JackW0418.................................................................... Call Booms for Summers sprayer. Tag #JackW0418.............................................. Call 3-Spike tooth harrows. Tag #JackW0418.................................................$125 ea. Noble harrows. Tag #JackW0418. 18.4x26 tires, 24.5x32 lug tires, 18.4x38 tires. Tag #JackW0418................... Call Case IH 1680 combine, 30.5x32 tires, good feeder chain. Tag #JackW0418..Call 1987 Holiday Rambler 35-ft. RV, sleeps 6, has new awning, 70,000 miles. Tag #JackW0418............................................................................................. Call John Deere 506 3-point 5-ft. rotary mower. Tag #JackW0418....................... Call GMC 7000 truck with 1500 gallon tank, 16-ft. flatbed, 114,363 miles, 5 speed manual transmission. Tag #Jack0418....................................................... Call 2-1500 gallon storage tanks. Tag #JackW0418.............................................. Call Summers 60-ft. sprayer mounted on pickup. Sprayer has triple nozzles, 8 hp Honda motor. Tag #JackW0418................................................................ Call 1952 rockpicking truck with 12-ft. box and hoist. Tag #JackW0418................. Call 1984 Ford F250 pickup, 4 speed manual transmission, 2WD. Tag #JackW0418. 1970 Ford LN600 truck with 18-ft. box and hoist, ShurLok tarp, 4&2 speed, 83,500 miles. Tag #JackW0418................................................................ Call Feterl 7”x27-ft. grain auger with Wisconsin engine. Tag #JackW041.............. Call John Deere 410 tractor/loader/backhoe, 5238 hours. Tag #JackW0418........ Call 1976 Chevrolet C65 grain truck, 20-ft. box, Allison automatic transmission, drill fill, hydraulic lift, roll tarp. Tag #RodC0418............................................$6500 Flexi-Coil 820 50-ft. plow, knock-on sweeps, mounted harrow. Tag #RogerW0418. Hydraulic kit for grain cart. Tag #RoyB0418.................................................$2000 Supreme 900T mixer, new augers, knives and liners, 1000 PTO, 2 speed gear box, Digistar scale head, nice rebuilt wagon. Tag #PostEq0418........$47,000 New Metal door. Tag #BobC0418..................................................................$600 Case IH DH363 36-ft. header with batt reel, fits 1203 swather.................$27,000 Case 1030 tractor with DuAl loader, 540 PTO. Tag #RichT0418.................$7000 2010 John Deere 85F 83 hp orchard tractor, FWD, runs great. Tag #RichT0418. ...........................................................................................................$15,000 New Luck Now Tmr mixers. Tag #Larry0418. New Fair bale processors. Tag #Larry0418 New Harsh mixer wagons. Tag #Larry0418. MacDon 973 36-ft. header with pickup reel, fits Case IH 2188 combine. Tag #Jim0418...........................................................................................$18,000


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FOR SALE: 2009 Kenworth

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With all these new, never used extras: ITB box, Harsh hoist, Sherlock roll tarp, 3-piece tailgate, air lift 4th axle

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2018/19 U.S. wheat planted area expected to increase despite dry conditions

By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst ares), down 41 percent from 2017/18 and Total U.S. planted wheat area will rise 51 percent below 2016/17. 500,000 acres (202,000 hectares) in 2018/19 Based on trend yields, USDA expects the due to an expected increase in spring wheat national average yield to grow to 47.4 busharea (including durum) according to Joanna els per acre, up from 46.3 in 2017/18 due Hitchner of the USDA World Agricultural to expected increases in spring and durum Outlook Board. The USDA held its annual wheat yields which were hard hit by last Agricultural Outlook Forum on Feb. 22 to year’s drought. USDA projects the wheat 23, where Hitchner presented the 2018/19 harvested-to-planted ratio will increase to Grain and Oilseeds Outlook. 0.83, up slightly from last year’s 0.82 due to USDA forecasts 2018/19 combined a small decrease in expected abandonment spring wheat and durum planted area at rates. Total U.S. 2018/19 wheat production 13.9 million acres (5.63 million hectares). is forecast to rise by 6 percent year over year If realized, that would be up 2 percent from to 50.0 million metric tons (MMT). 2017/18 and the largest spring and durum In addition to lower planted area for planted area since 2015/16. Increased spring winter wheat, crop conditions for many wheat and durum planted area is expected HRW-producing states are deteriorating to more than offset the lowest U.S. winter due to sustained drought conditions. On wheat planted area since 1909. USDA curFeb. 26, USDA rated 12 percent of Kansas rently estimates 2018/19 (June to May) winter wheat in good to excellent condition, wheat acreage at 46.5 million acres (18.8 down from 14 percent at the end of Demillion hectares), a one percent increase cember. Winter wheat condition remained from last year, if realized. unchanged in Oklahoma with just 4 perWheat buyers should note that factors cent rated good to excellent, but declined affecting planting decisions can change in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North before seed is sown. Long-term dry conDakota and South Dakota. SRW conditions ditions in top hard red spring (HRS) and improved in Illinois, where 45 percent of durum producing states of Montana, North the winter wheat crop was rated in good to Dakota and South Dakota may significantly excellent condition compared to 38 percent alter farmers’ plans. last month. USDA will resume weekly U.S. In January, USDA reported U.S. farmers crop progress reports in April. planted 32.6 million acres (13.2 million A decrease in carryover stocks is expecthectares) of winter wheat last fall, down ed to offset increased production, and the slightly from 2017/18, but 15 percent betotal U.S. wheat supply is expected to fall low the 5-year average. Increases for soft in 2018/19. USDA forecasts 2018/19 U.S. red winter (SRW) and white wheat offset a supplies at 77.5 MMT, down 2 percent from decrease in hard red winter (HRW). USDA 2017/18, if realized, in part because USDA assessed 2018/19 HRW planted area at 23.1 anticipates a slight increase in domestic use, million acres (9.35 million hectares), down from 30.4 to 30.7 MMT. 2 percent from 2017/18 with planted acrePrice competition and large supplies in age down year over year in nearly every other wheat exporting countries will conHRW-producing state. However, 2018/19 tinue to pressure demand for U.S. wheat. total SRW planted area of 5.98 million acres USDA expects U.S. exports to fall to 25.2 (2.42 million hectares) increased 4 percent MMT, down 3 percent from the forecasted from last year, and white winter wheat 2017/18 U.S. wheat export level of 25.9 planted area increased to an estimated 3.56 MMT. million acres (1.44 million hectares), up 1 To read more from the USDA Outlook percent from the prior year. Winter durum Forum or to download presentations, please planting in the Southwestern United States visit http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/. was estimated at 74,000 acres (30,000 hect-

Montana producers to receive recovery assistance for 2017 wildfires

T & T Farm Supply, LLC Tyrel and Tara Hendrickson 406-759-5006 or 406-799-8576

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires. The funds are available as part of the new 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP). Sign-up for the new program, authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will begin no later than July 16. The program will help producers in fireimpacted counties, including those in Montana, recover from the devastating impact of the 2017 wildfires, according to Mike Foster, state executive director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Montana. Unlike counties in states devastated by hurricanes, a Presidential disaster declaration will not be required for producers in fire-impacted counties in Montana. Eligibility for the program for wildfire recovery will be determined at the local level. The new 2017 WHIP will provide significant disaster assistance and be guided by the following principles: • Compensation determined by a produc-

er’s individual losses rather than an average of losses for a particular area (where data is available); • Producers who purchased higher levels of risk protection, such as crop insurance and noninsured crop disaster assistance program, will receive higher payments; • Advance payments up to 50 percent; and • A requirement that payment recipients obtain future risk protection. The 2017 calendar year was a historic year for natural disasters, and this investment is part of a broader suite of programs that USDA is delivering to rural America to aid recovery. In total, the Act provided more than $3 billion in disaster relief by creating new programs, and expediting or enhancing payments for producers. FSA will distribute more information on how producers can file claims for WHIP disaster payments at a later date. For questions on how to establish farm records in preparation for a future WHIP disaster signup, or to learn about other disaster assistance programs, producers are asked to contact their local USDA service center.


Are eggs healthful?

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service I remember going to my daughter’s preschool for “green eggs and ham” day. Yes, the food was dyed green in honor of the Dr. Seuss book that inspired the menu, and the kids were quite excited. Unfortunately, I associate green ham with moldy ham, but I ate the emerald-colored ham and eggs and forced a smile. Although my daughter was a fan of the book, I don’t remember her eating the green food very readily. I have been a big fan of eggs ever since I was a preschooler, and that’s a long time ago. They are an excellent source of protein, with 6 grams of protein per 70-calorie egg. The high-quality protein in eggs is the gold standard for nutrition because it is digested easily. Eggs are a good food for preserving and maintaining muscle tissue throughout life. When you enjoy an egg for breakfast, researchers have shown that you are less likely to become hungry quickly. A protein-rich start to your day can help with weight management because you might consume fewer calories for lunch. Don’t forget to include eggs in your diet for another reason. Eggs provide choline, a natural chemical that helps with brain, nerve and, potentially, memory health. Eggs are an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are part of the carotenoid family of pigments. Carotenoids provide the gold color in the yolk. These pigments feed our eyes with nutrition to help prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, which can impair your eyesight. You might remember the cautions about eating eggs from a few years ago. Eggs naturally contain cholesterol, but the cholesterol in eggs does not become cholesterol in your body. Eggs in moderation are considered fine. Unless your health-care provider directs you differently, most people can have at least an egg a day without changing their blood cholesterol parameters. Trans fat and some types of saturated fat stimulate the liver to produce blood cholesterol, so read Nutrition Facts labels to learn more about the nutrition in the food you select. Remember a few food safety tips as you enjoy eggs in a variety of ways. Eggs last at least three weeks beyond the “sell by” date when stored between 33 and 40 F in the main section of your refrigerator. The door of a refrigerator usually does not keep food as cold as the main section. A fairly small percentage of eggs contains salmonella bacteria, but you can’t tell which ones do. Therefore, handle eggs safely and avoid cross-contamination by washing your hands and surfaces that come in contact with eggs. Food safety experts advise cooking eggs until the whites and yolks are firm. Some restaurants will cook eggs to your liking, but they probably have a warning on their menu. Hard-cooked eggs provide an on-the-go breakfast, an easy add-in to any lunch and a protein-packed snack. If you have leftover hard-cooked eggs, use them within a week of hard-cooking them. Try making egg salad or slice them on a salad. Make deviled eggs or potato salad with eggs. Slice onto a toasted English muffin, add some cheese and pop in the microwave for a short time to warm your sandwich. Here’s a breakfast or brunch recipe featuring eggs, cheese and some nice green broccoli. The recipe is adapted from the Midwest Dairy Council. Serve with fresh fruit and milk for a satisfying breakfast. Power-up Muffin Cups Nonstick cooking spray 8 large eggs 1 3/4 c. plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground 1 1/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese 1 1/2 c. broccoli, chopped 1 1/2 c. whole-grain soft bread cubes Preheat the oven to 375 F. Coat a standard 12-serving nonstick muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and yogurt until thoroughly combined. Whisk in the onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese, all of the cheddar cheese, the broccoli and the bread; mix thoroughly. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir thoroughly, then divide the mixture evenly among prepared muffin cups. (The cups will be about twothirds full.) Top evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Let stand for five minutes before serving. Makes six servings, two muffins each. Each serving has 340 calories, 20 grams (g) fat, 30 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber and 680 milligrams sodium.

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REDUCTION SALE

2015 John Deere 6125 loader tractor, 3 point grapple, 2 years warranty left............................................................................................ $87,000 2015 New Holland windrower, 18-ft. header................................. $72,000 2014 Wishek 14-ft. disk................................................................. $20,000 2015 John Deere 14-ft. no till drill, seeds grain, grass and fertilizer.......... ................................................................................................. $43,000 2015 Donahue swather trailer......................................................... $8,000 Header trailer for up to 18-ft. hay header....................................... $1,500 Rein 48-ft. aluminum hay trailer with 20-ft. pup............................... $8,000 1998 Red River belly dump.......................................................... $15,000 1998 Freightliner NW 14 Cummins, new rubber, excellent shape............ ................................................................................................. $23,000 Contact: Sam Lane (406) 338-7215 (home, mornings and evenings) Cell: (406) 788-0449 (days)

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By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service That seems high, but nonproductive, open Beef production has one fundamental cows, cows that lose their calves, along with principle: We live and sleep with Mother the natural aging process of cows, take out Nature, so we need to listen to her. a significant number of cows. In dry years, Cattle management during drought is all these cows need to go earlier rather than about minimizing herd total weight to match later. Operations have no opportunity to reduced forage while maintaining calf graze dysfunctional cows. numbers. As we enjoy a cup of coffee with In addition, as cows calve or before turnMother Nature, we need to listen because out, mark or pen those cows that need to go. we really do not have much we can tell her. All cows are not equal, not so much in what Sure, we try to trick her with elaborate dethey produce but in what vices and things to ward they weigh. Younger cows off the effects of crossing weigh 100 to 150 pounds her, but in the end, Mother less. Consider keeping Nature has the final say. younger cows because, as Perhaps we still have they grow, the young cow the lingering thought has a lot of flexibility as that, ultimately, we will to when she will reach her have the final say. We mature weight. can distance ourselves When rain arrives, from Mother Nature with these younger cows will more supplies and inputs. be ready to continue proOr we can sit back, listen, ducing. This allows one evaluate and then move to stock cows within the modestly forward using desired total herd weight and yet keep up technology, which is good but not the means the number of cow-calf pairs. to the end. Let’s look at herd subunits. Every herd As cow-calf producers facing another has several subunits, and understanding dry year, our management options will not those units adds management flexibility. be found in a bottle on the shelf. Rather, Let’s assume a typical herd has 17 percent a thorough review of the herd and a good first-calf heifers, 28 percent 3- and 4-yearunderstanding of the biological needs of old cows, 44 percent mature cows and 11 the cow are in order. The goal: Set the total percent 10-year-old or older cows. weight in pounds of cow that can be grazed Here are some thoughts: By not turning on the land available according to proper out open and dysfunctional cows, you have stocking rates for dry conditions. a 15 percent reduction. By not turning out Stocking rates should be adjusted earlier the oldest cows, you have a potential adrather than later. Remember, a decrease in ditional 11 percent reduction. That’s more total pounds of cows turned out to grass or than a 25 percent reduction in stocking rate decreasing the grazing days are options to by marketing the open, dysfunctional and maximize the number of calves. aging cows. What do we know? We know lighter If that is not enough, plan to keep more cows eat less feed. We know in the early heifers and dip into the heavier mature and middle third of pregnancy, cows require cows. Sort off the excessively large cowa lower quality of feed. We know cows in calf pairs and market or move them to a the last third of gestation eat more feed. We region of the country that has the feed reknow lactating cows need more feed, genersources to support their weight. ate more waste and require more bedding. In addition, the cow-calf enterprise Mother Nature simply smiles and notes generally has an approximately 20 percent that through time, animals have evolved replacement heifer rate. How about keeping to match their needs with seasonal forage more of the heifers and breeding them, and availability. What does that mean? Maybe selling more of the older cows? now is a good time to ask oneself: Is the Remember, more numbers of replacecattle operation in sync or am I forcing ment heifers can be stocked than cow-calf more inputs to offset the impacts of Mother pairs. Plus, replacement heifers can be Nature? shipped and developed in confinement if Interestingly, when the operation faces the grazing season continues to remain dry. managerial challenges, producers are forced In reality, they do not need to be returned to to look at the operation in ways that are not the cattle operation until just prior to calving in the historical operating manual. That is next spring. not always bad. Producers have the choice Granted, eventually one needs some older to do what they want, but the question of cows, but dryness never lasts forever. inputs always will be on the table. At what May you find all your ear tags. point do the inputs outweigh the outputs? For more information, contact your local Back to managing the weight of the cow NDSU Extension Service agent (https:// herd. We know anticipated daily feed needs www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory) or are about 2 to 2.5 percent of the cow herd Ringwall at the Dickinson Research Extenweight. So, first thing, focus on reducing sion Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND cow weight and removing dry or nonfunc58601; 701-456-1103; or kris.ringwall@ tional cows. This will take 15 percent of the ndsu.edu. cows out of the inventory.

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More than 200 come together to discuss Ogallala Aquifer

By K-State Research and Extension News More than 200 people from agriculture Summit participants heard presentations and other industries came together April on science and research, technology, pro9-10 to discuss the challenges and opporducer practices and water policy, and shared tunities for preserving groundwater in the their views on each during small group sesOgallala Aquifer region, a large resource sions. Their opinions were compiled and that touches parts of eight states from South will be part of a report due out later this year. Dakota to Texas. “For me, the importance of this meetThe Ogallala Aquifer Summit marked a ing is just kind of listening to some of the key accomplishment in the 50-year water concerns in the other states,” said Harold vision for Kansas, a plan set forth in 2013 Grall, a farmer near Dumas, Texas. “We’re by then Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. all pumping out of the same aquifer. Each “The Ogallala was one of the two marof the states has its own set of rules and quee parts of the governor’s 50-Year Water regulations on how they conserve water and Vision, along with the reservoirs in the I like hearing those different ideas.” eastern part of the state,” said Tracy Streeter, He added: “At times, it just seems bedirector of the Kansas Water Office, which cause we’re depleting a finite source, that organized the summit along with Kansas our time is limited, but talking to the people State University and Colorado State Uniaround here helps us to be hopeful that mayversity. be we’ve got a longer time than we think.” “This conference is very important in A common theme at the meeting was that helping us achieve our goals under the 50farmers want to do what’s right and sustain year water plan that the governor set us on the resource for generations to come. It three years ago.” wasn’t a message lost on 16-year-old Grace Dan Devlin, the director of the Kansas Roth, an officer in FFA and a Kansas Youth Water Research Institute at Kansas State Water Advocate. University, noted that the meeting was also “It encourages me and also makes me feel in response to citizen’s requests. kind of relieved because these people have a “It was really interesting back when Gov. genuine care for the future and these people Brownback was doing the meetings for the want to do something for our generation,” 50-Year Water Vision for Kansas, we heard Roth said. “They want to take action today at meeting after meeting from citizens that so that we can ensure our future; we can they wanted to talk to the other Ogallala ensure the future not only of agriculture but states,” Devlin said. “They said, ‘we want also the future of our world.” to know what they’re doing. We want to Roth, who gave an impassioned 10-minknow what we can learn from them and we ute talk during the meeting, said every percan also share things.’” son should be interested about issues that The Ogallala Aquifer underlies 175,000 help to preserve and protect water. square miles, or about 112 million acres in “Just imagine if one day you turn on your parts of eight states. For nearly 80 years, sink and nothing came out,” she said. “How farmers and communities have been using would you continue on with your life? It’s the aquifer for agriculture and public water a very scary thought of not being able to supplies. The Ogallala supports about 30 prosper in the future.” percent of all U.S. crop and livestock proMuch of the university research currently duction, accounting for an estimated $35 being conducted in the Ogallala Aquifer billion in agricultural products annually. region is a result of a Coordinated AgriculBut the resource is dwindling…quickly. ture Project (CAP) grant from the National Southern parts of the aquifer – including Institute of Food and Agriculture. CAP many areas of Texas and New Mexico – grants are designed to involve researchers are nearly dry and in western Kansas, an from many universities and organizations, extremely productive agricultural region, and to communicate information to citizens. wells are slowing down as the amount of “We want producers to be the voice that water available to farmers is becoming is spreading the message,” said the Kansas increasingly scarce. Water Office’s Streeter. “It’s one thing for “When we are dealing with issues like ag departments, universities, water office the Ogallala Aquifer, addressing them from folks to get up and tell these success stoone state’s perspective is just not the best ries, but it’s much better for the producers way to get something done,” said Jackie themselves to do it, and that voice does get McClaskey, secretary of the Kansas Departheard by other producers.” ment of Agriculture, who participated in the McClaskey added: “What I think is two-day meeting. unique about (the Ogallala Summit) is that “By pulling together all of the states we have universities engaged, we have impacted by the Ogallala it allows us to government agencies engaged, but most bring lots of great ideas and lots of minds important we have farmers and ranchers and lots of folks together to really say how engaged. And those are the folks that are can we work together to address concerns going to hold the rest of us accountable to in the Ogallala, whether that be decline or keep moving forward and make sure that economic conditions surrounding the Ogalprogress happens.” lala…all the different types of issues that Learn more about work in the Ogallala not only Kansans are concerned about, but Aquifer region by visiting https://www. all of the folks that live on the Ogallala.” ogallalawater.org.

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Crops hold onto harmful mutations that reduce productivity

By Kim Kaplan, Agricultural Research Service Limits on improving yield and other (suboptimal gene expression), can lead to critical traits in maize likely are due to subpar performance and diseases. rare harmful mutations genetically linked The data set includes nearly 300 lines to a beneficial gene combination that were of maize varieties and nearly 80 million selected for during domestication and observations of gene expression. With it, breeding, according to a study published breeders will be able to link a phenotype— in the journal Nature (https://www.nature. an observable or physically expressed com/nature/). trait—to differences in gene expression. These so-called deleterious genetic Even subtle correlations between a phenotype and gene expression can be teased mutations result from errors in the DNA out for many physiological, disease or that occur randomly every generation and nutritional trait with this data base. accumulate from ancient mutations right In this study, the data set allowed the up through the breeding of today’s best researchers to link deleterious mutations varieties. The same problem is likely to in maize to certain abnormal phenotypes. be true not only in maize but in all crops. They also showed that some of these rare “The next generation of enhanced varieties is likely to come by fixing these kinds mutations were made more abundant of rare mutations, which could lead to during the process of domestication and improved crop yields, more efficient highadaptation to U.S. environments. performing plants and being able to grow “We were able to show that a substantial crops on less acreage,” said Karl Kremling, portion of the variation in productivity in lead author of the paper. maize is coming from dysregulation,” said Kremling is a graduate student of genetiBuckler. “The data set is a community cist Edward Buckler with the Agricultural resource that will allow maize and other Research Service’s (ARS) Plant, Soil and crop researchers to address numerous questions,” he added. Nutrition Research Laboratory in Ithaca, The study was funded by the ARS, the New York. Buckler is the paper’s senior National Science Foundation, Cornell author and an adjunct professor of plant University’s Plant Breeding and Genetics breeding and genetics at Cornell University. Section, and the Taiwanese Ministry of To evaluate the impact of deleterious Science and Technology. mutations, the researchers created one of The Agricultural Research Service is the largest public data sets of gene expresthe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief sion in plants. Deleterious mutations can scientific in-house research agency. Daily, lead to gene expression that is too high or ARS focuses on solutions to agricultural too low, causing subpar performance. In problems affecting America. Each dollar humans, like plants, deleterious mutations, invested in agricultural research results including those that dysregulate expression in $20 of economic impact.

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Soil bacterium tapped for penicillin guard duty

By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service A common soil bacterium may hold the key to preserving the germ-killing power of penicillin. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Peoria, Illinois, helped mass produce the antibiotic during World War II to treat Allied soldiers and later civilians. But decades of widespread use has since enabled some germs to develop resistance to it. One strategy to counter this resistance being investigated by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-led team of scientists comes from soil-dwelling members of the bacterial group Streptomyces. These bacteria secrete a compound called “tunicamycin” to keep rival bacteria from reaching choice resources, like rotting plant material. This includes dispatching germs like the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which causes infection in humans and animals. Tunicamycin works by forming holes in the cell walls of encroaching bacteria, causing them to burst open and die. Researchers have known of tunicamycin for decades and were initially excited by its medical and veterinary prospects—especially as a way to overcome the resistance of some germs to penicillin-based drugs like oxacillin and methicillin. Problem was, tunicamycin also blocked a key protein in human and animal cells, undercutting its potential use in the ground war on germs. Now, however, tunicamycin could get a new lease on life. ARS scientists have devised a method to retool the compound so that it poses little to no danger to human or animal cells but can still kills germs. In laboratory trials, mixing the modified tunicamycin with oxacillin and other penicillin-based drugs made them 32 to 64 times more potent, according to ARS chemist Neil Price and colleagues at the agency’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Illinois; the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Additionally, the modified tunicamycin didn’t harm cultures of human and hamster cells when it was added to them in tests for toxicity, the team reported in a recent issue of the Journal of Antibiotics. Price notes they used tunicamycin-producing Streptomyces bacteria taken from the same repository where the first mass-produced strain of the Penicillium mold is still kept. This repository is the ARS Microbial Culture Collection at NCAUR-designated in 2001 as an International Historic Chemical Landmark for its penicillin contributions. 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. ##### Rodeo clowns aren’t just there for entertainment; their job is to protect the cowboys from being trampled. Clown Timber Tuckness once jumped into a barrel to hide, but a bull got its leg caught inside the barrel—Tuckness broke his jaw and neck in the incident.


Livestock slaughter – 2017 annual

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Neville joins Carrington Research Extension Center

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2014 RAM 1500 2WD TRADESMAN 3.6L V6, 8-speed automatic, 6,600 lbs GVWR, cruise air, AM/ FM radio, spray-in bed liner, 49,631 miles. #17T52A......... .............................................................................. $14,995

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Trader’s Dispatch, May 2018 – Page B14

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2018 PJ 20-ft. quick tilt trailer (2) 5200 lb axles, electric over hydraulic full tilt.

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2018 PJ 20-ft. equipment trailer bumper pull, 14,000 lb. GVW, 18-ft. deck, 2-ft. beavertail with standup ramps.

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$6100

2018 PJ 8-ft. x 60” single axle utility dump trailer (1) 5200# axle, 15” rubber.

2018 PJ 22-ft (16+6) gooseneck tilt trailer (2) 7000# axles. Also available: 3 axle.....$9350

$2000

$4000

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2018 PJ 22-ft. Deckover Tilt Trailer 22-ft. deck, 8’6” wide, (2) 7000# axles, power up/ down hoist, 16” rubber, winch plate. Also available: 24-ft.

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2018 PJ 14-ft.x96” deckover dump trailer fold-down sides, 14,000# GVW, 16” rubber. Also available: gooseneck.....$8850

2018 PJ 16-ft. x 83” bumper pull dump trailer (2) 7000# axles, scissor hoist, spare, tarp. Also available: Lo-Pro.....$9400

$8450

2018 PJ 14-ft. x 83” utility trailer rear ramp, 3500# axle, ATV ramps on front. Also available: 12-ft. x 77”.....$2250 12-ft. x 77” tandem axle....$4100 14-ft. tandem axle.....$3400

2018 PJ 14-ft. x 83” dump trailer tandem axle, 16” rubber, tarp. Also available: 14-ft. x 83” Lo-Pro dump trailer...$8700

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2018 PJ 28-ft. gooseneck tilt trailer 22-ft. tilt, 6-ft. front stationary, winch plate, (2) 7000 lb axles, spare. Also available: 24-ft......$9450 2018 PJ 10-ft x 77” Utility Trailer 4-ft. fold-up gate, 22” metal sides, pipe top. Also available: 12-ft. x 77”.....$2775

$8400

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2018 PJ 34-ft. gooseneck trailer powertail, (2) 12,000 lb axles, 2 speed jacks, fir deck. Also available: 30-ft.....$14,600

$13,150

2018 PJ 12-ft. x 83” dump trailer (2) 7000# axles, scissor hoist, spare, tarp.

2018 PJ 16-ft.x83” XL dump trailer scissor hoist, 15,000 lb GVW, ramps, spare tire. Also available: 3 axle...$11,100

2018 PJ 16-ft.x10” I-Beam Deckover Dump Trailer fold-down sides, roll-over tarp, cold weather wiring, spare tire.

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2018 PJ 20-ft. heavy duty deckover flatbed trailer 14,000 GVW, rear ramps, spare tire. Also available 22-ft......$6000 And 24-ft.....$6200

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Trader’s Dispatch, May 2018 – Page B15

Used Trailers

$21,500

$8950

$82,500

SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS $2900

2014 Skytrak 6042 Telescoping Forklift 6000 lb. lift, 42-ft. reach, 32 hours, cab. heat, air.

$43,500

1995 Ziemann 2710 Tag Trailer Air brakes, beavertail, ramps, 16.5 rubber

$9650

$1695

Erskine 7-ft. Snow Light Material Blade hydraulic angle, bolt on cutting edge. Also available: 8-ft. $3450

1995 Ingersoll Rand PT 125 Roller John Deere engine, hydraulic transmission, 2300 hours, foam-filled tires, 19,000# weight.

$29,500 2002 Deere 270C LC Excavator Cab, heat, air conditioning, thumb, 48 bucket with manual quick attach, nice machine.

$15,750

2016 Trail Max GTD20 Gooseneck Trailer (2) 10,000 lb. axles, 21-ft. tilt, 5-ft. stationary deck, 24,000 lb. GVWR

$5000

D L O S

2008 Genie 5519 Telescoping Forklift 5500# lift, 19-ft. reach, 4500 hours, new tires, fresh service.

$21,000

$59,500

2008 JLG 450AJ 45-ft. Articulated Boom Lift 4x4, 2868 hours, dual fuel, good tires.

2007 Allight MS.45K9 Light Tower diesel engine, 5 lights, hydraulic outriggers & tower, nice machine!

$22,000

$3450 2018 Royal 6-ft.x12-ft. Single-Axle Enclosed Trailer rear ramp door, side RV door, radial tires 2012 Bobcat S175 Skidsteer cab, heat, auxiliary hydraulics, 1980 hours, new tires.

2015 Case 321F Wheel Loader cab, heat, air conditioning, bucket, skidsteer quick attach, 150 one-owner hours, excellent shape!

Erskine Tree Shear cuts up to 12” trees, manual rotating head

$850

Erskine Angle Broom

$2750

$2100

New Erskine Earth Auger

Erskine 8-ft. Snow Pusher

$4750

$500 ea.

Erskine Skidsteer Hitch Makes moving trailers a cinch! Easy visibility!

Erskine 8-ft. Heavy Duty 6-Way Dozer Blade

$4350

$1100

Erskine Skidsteer Trencher 4” bar

New Erskine Bale Spear

Enclosed Trailers

$9950

$65,900

2013 Case CX80 Mini Excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, thumb, quick coupler, front blade, 1900 hours.

$71,000

$3250

New Pallet Forks 48” heavy duty, quick attach

Case CX55B Mini Excavator cab, heat, air conditioning, thumb, dozer blade, 2 buckets, 240 one-owner hours, excellent shape!

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New Erskine Heavy Duty Brush Mower

2006 Skytrak 10054 Telescoping Forklift 10,000 lb. lift, 54-ft. reach, outriggers, auxiliary hydraulics, 6700 hrs., OROPS canopy, nice machine!

Used 2017 PJ 22-ft. Low Pro Flatdeck Gooseneck Trailer with Duals (2) 12,000# axles, 5-ft. dovetail with 2 flipover Monster ramps, cold weather wiring harness, tool box.

Erskine Stump Bucket

$5250

Erskine Tree Puller

$66,500

$2150

$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.

2008 Genie GS2632 Scissor Lift 26-ft. lift, 32” wide, 214 hours.

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2018 Cargo Mate 8 x 16-ft. tandem axle enclosed trailer 1-ft. extended height, side RV door, D-rings in floor, radial tires. Also available: Barn door.....$6400

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2011 Allmand Bros. MH1000 Maxi Heater 1,000,000 BTU, indirect flame, CAT diesel engine, trailer mounted, good condition!

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2018 Cargo Mate 7x14-ft. enclosed trailer rear ramp door, side RV door, radial tires, 3500 lb. axles, LED lights, 6” extra height, D-rings in floor. Also available: 7x16....$6450

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Trader’s Dispatch, May 2018 — Page B16

MONTANA POST DRIVER •  Universal skid loader or excavator mount. •  Quick and easy on/off •  Low profile •  Full control of post while driving •  Plumb bob and depth gauge chain

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January - March 2018 quarterly milk production

From USDA previous year. Arizona dairy herds produced 1.34 billion Utah dairy herds produced 552.0 million pounds of milk during the January - March pounds of milk during the January - March quarter, up 3.0 percent from the previous quarter, up 6.8 percent from the previous year. year. Colorado dairy herds produced 1.09 Wyoming dairy herds produced 34.8 billion pounds of milk during the January million pounds of milk during the Janu- March quarter, up 8.6 percent from the ary - March quarter, unchanged from the previous year. previous year. Montana dairy herds produced 70.0 milNationally, U.S. milk production during lion pounds of milk during the January the January - March quarter totaled 54.4 March quarter, down 1.4 percent from the billion pounds, up 1.5 percent from the previous year. January - March quarter last year. New Mexico dairy herds produced 2.11 For complete results of the Milk Producbillion pounds of milk during the January tion report go to www.nass.usda.gov. - March quarter, up 3.4 percent from the

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Visit with Montana State Hail Program Representatives Staff from the State Hail Program will be visiting areas of the state this spring. We will be available to sell you a current hail policy and to answer any questions or concerns Montana producers have about the state hail program. Conrad, Montana on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 10:00 am until 12 noon. Pondera County Courthouse in the EOC conference room. Lewistown, Montana on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Yogo Inn, Kendall Room. Circle, Montana on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. McCone County Fairgrounds, in the kitchen building. We look forward to seeing you and serving you close to home.

Extreme climate variability destabilizing West Coast ecosystems

By Chris Branam, Oregon State University Extension Service New research shows that extreme cliThe researchers documented that the North Pacific High has become more varimate variability over the last century in western North America may be destabilizable over the past century, and that these trends have been imprinted on physical ing both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. and biological indicators from the conClimate is increasingly controlling synchronous ecosystem behavior in tinental slope to the Sierra Nevada and which species populations rise and fall tobeyond. There are more dramatic and frequent swings in this winter climate gether, according to the National Science pattern, and not only has variability inFoundation-funded study published in the journal Global Change Biology (https:// creased, but so too has the synchrony onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ among diverse ecosystems. gcb.14128). “We’ve found that land, rivers, and Climate variability is of concern given oceans are all strongly related to a winter that extreme events, such as prolonged climate pattern off the western coast of drought or heatwaves, can disproportionNorth America, and that climate pattern has become more variable over the past ately impact biology, reduce resilience century,” said lead author Bryan Black, and leave a lasting impact. An increase in associate professor of marine science at the synchrony of the climate could expose UT-Austin. “This extreme variability is marine and terrestrial organisms to higher increasingly imprinted on these freshwarisks of extinction, said study co-author Ivan Arismendi, an aquatic ecologist and ter, terrestrial, and marine systems, and assistant professor at Oregon State Unithis has caused them to become more synchronous with one another with a numversity (OSU). “There has been a tremendous amount ber of implications for fisheries, drought, of research on climate change, but almost snowpack, and tree growth.” all of it has been focused on trends in avIndeed, tree-ring chronologies provide much longer histories than observational erage conditions, such as rising temperarecords and corroborate that variability tures,” Arismendi said. “However, climate and synchrony have risen over the past is also predicted to become more variable hundred years, and to levels that are as and very little research has addressed this high as any observed over the past three issue. Our study found that extreme varicenturies, according to the researchers. ability is synchronizing processes within More frequent and larger changes in and among ecosystems at a level not seen the North Pacific High appear to originate in the last 250 years.” from rising variability in the tropics and The interdisciplinary research team, led are linked to the record-breaking El Niño by the University of Texas Marine Science events in 1983, 1998, and 2016 and the Institute, documented that wintertime 2014-2015 North Pacific Ocean heat wave atmospheric conditions along the west known as “The Blob.” coast of North America, known as North Arismendi is an assistant professor in Pacific high, are important to marine, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems in in OSU’s College of Agricultural SciCalifornia and the southwestern United States. A strong wintertime North Pacific ences. Jason Dunham, an aquatic ecologist High is associated with winds that are faat the U.S. Geologic Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in vorable for marine productivity, but also Corvallis, is also one of the study’s coblocks the onshore storm track and leads authors. to drought on land.


Cochrane named a Midwest Young Scholar

By K-State Research and Extension News Students in Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry swept many of the top honors during the American Society of Animal Science’s recent regional meeting. Roger Cochrane, a doctoral student in feed safety, was named a Midwest Young Scholar, while K-State undergraduate and graduate students won first place in six of eight categories for presenting abstracts of their research. The list of K-State winners includes: • Ph.D. Oral Competition — 1st place Mariana Menegat, mentored by the applied swine nutrition team; • Ph.D. Poster Competition — 1st place Henrique Cemin, mentored by the applied swine nutrition team; • M.S. Poster Competition — 3rd place Ashton Yoder, mentored by Cassie Jones; • B.S. Oral Competition — 1st place Katelyn Thomson, mentored by the applied swine nutrition team; • B.S. Poster Competition — 1st place Abbie Smith, mentored by Cassie Jones; 3rd place Mikayla Goering, mentored by Lindsey Hulbert; • B.S. Poster Competition II — 1st place Ethan Sylvester, mentored by Cassie Jones; and • B.S. Poster Competition III — 1st place Haley Wecker, and 3rd place Michaela Braun, both mentored by Dr. Chad Paulk.

##### American and Russian space flights have always included chocolate.... I bet that’s a sweet ride! ##### A 1.5 oz. milk chocolate bar has only 220 calories, less that a 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips at 230 calories.

Trader’s Dispatch, May 2018 — Page B17

SWATHER FOR SALE Hesston 6550 with 12-ft. header, extra parts, ready to cut hay

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Trucks For Sale

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

2011 International 4400, MaxForce DT, Allison automatic, twin screw, spring suspension, long wheel base............................................................................. $17,500

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2017 Ford F150 Super

Canyon Ridge exterior, black leather seats, heated front and middle seats, keyless entry, 23071.9 miles

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Mahogany exterior, gold floor boards, tan leather captains chairs, King Ranch package, 181,517 miles

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Ingot Silver exterior, heated/cooled leather seats, remote start, dual zone climate control, 58,630 miles

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2016 Ford Super Duty

Red exterior, black leather seats, heated seats, backup camera, 41,443 miles

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2015 Nissan Altima

White exterior, black cloth seats, 13,464 miles

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2013 Ford F150

Black exterior, black leather seats, heated seats, backup camera, 43,860 miles

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Duck trial results reveal new sorghum market

Trader’s Dispatch, May 2018 — Page B18

Our Advertising Deadline for the June issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be May 30th. Phone us at (406) 271-5533.

From sorghumcheckoff.com ment rations. More than four years ago, the Sorghum The trial revealed positive results for Checkoff set out to find new, high-value ducks that consumed feed rations made market opportunities for sorghum producwith sorghum. Meat ducks fed a ration ers when the expansive duck market in where sorghum was the main energy source, Asia caught the eye of several producers. In completely replacing corn, had the highest 2013, China produced 694 million layer and weight gain efficiency and the lowest feed broiler ducks for market, opening an opporcost. When a portion of corn was replaced tunity for the inclusion of sorghum in their with sorghum in the layer duck rations, egg nutrition programs. In an effort to enter this weight and productivity were maintained. market, the Sorghum Checkoff partnered Sorghum inclusion in duck rations reduced with the U.S. Grains Council to begin a feed costs, and as a result, sorghum can be two-year duck feeding trial to examine the cost-effective for both duck meat and egg use of sorghum in duck nutrition programs. production to meet consumer demand in “We were on an international trade misAsian markets. sion when the idea first came up to explore “Due to the size of the international duck sorghum’s use in feeding ducks,” said Adam market and these positive trial results, sorBaldwin, former Sorghum Checkoff board ghum’s use in duck nutrition programs is director from McPherson, Kansas. “In looka great market opportunity for producers,” ing at the potential size of the market for said Kim McCuistion, Ph.D., Sorghum U.S. producers, we wanted to move forward Checkoff animal nutrition director. “This but quickly realized there were no research feeding trial was the first step to accessing studies done with ducks and sorghum.” this new market for growers and educating The Sorghum Checkoff board of directors potential buyers across Asia.” decided to conduct a duck feeding trial, and The Sorghum Checkoff will continue the results were recently made available. to educate international customers on sorTwo separate trials were conducted to invesghum’s nutritional value in duck feed and tigate meat duck and layer duck production will begin to promote its use overseas. with sorghum substituted for corn in treat-

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1994 Ford L9000 truck tractor, Cummins diesel, 10 speed, hydraulic wet kit, air ride, 446,000 miles, clean.

1993 Ford F450 tire truck, IMT knuckle boom, rear lift gate, hydraulic air compressor, V8 gas, automatic, 50,000 miles, complete. 2004 Vermeer CX234 mini excavator, full cab, auxiliary hydarulics, push blade, new tracks, ex municipal, 3500 hours.

1991 Autocar chassis, L10 Cummins, 750 Allison automatic, heavy specs, 97,300 miles.

1999 Great Dane converter dolly, multiple units available.

1984 Case W24 loader, grapple fork, 3rd valve, 4 & 1 bucket, cab, heat, only 1400 hours, like new condition.

2012 International truck tractor, 450 hp, 13 speed, full locking rear ends, 272,000 miles, one owner, clean.

2002 International crew cab service truck, 160 cfm PTO air compressor, crane, diesel, automatic, under CDL, 107,000 miles.

1991 Ford F700 dump truck, diesel, automatic, only 5800 original miles, like new.

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

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By Sharon Durham, Agricultural Research Service Not all of nuts’ calories are taken up by the human body; on some of them, the body gets a free pass, according to studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Physiologists David Baer and Janet Novotny, with ARS’s Food Components and Health Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, recently looked at how many of an almond’s, walnut’s, and pistachio’s calories can actually be used by the human body rather than how many calories are in each nut. For example, while an ounce of almonds has approximately 160 calories, not all of those calories may be available to be used by the human body. When food is eaten, it is broken down into its nutritional components, and its calories are burned for energy. However, just because nutrients are present doesn’t mean the body will readily use them. This is the concept of “bioavailability.” Many factors beyond a food’s basic composition can influence the bioavailability of its calories. With nuts, that includes whether they are raw, roasted, or ground, and even how well they are chewed. Nutrition is an integral component of one’s lifestyle— either in a positive or negative way. Over the years, nutrition science has become more sophisticated, and research by ARS scientists is showing that counting calories isn’t always as simple as it may seem. In their studies, Baer and Novotny found the calorie uptake from pistachios was 22.6 calories per gram, which is 5 percent less than the currently accepted 23.7 calories per gram. An ounce of pistachios has 161.9 calories, but only 153.8 calories are bioavailable. That may not sound like a lot, but a calorie reduction of 5 percent can be quite significant on a daily basis. Providing accurate information about metabolizable energy (ME) content-calories-of foods is important for reliable food labeling and has health ramifications, according to Novotny. In a study of walnuts, the team found an even greater discrepancy between what is reported on the label and the ME value. They found that a 1-ounce serving of walnuts contained 146 calories, which is 39 calories—21 percent— less than the label, according to Baer. Baer and his colleagues also looked at almonds, and here, too, found the trend continued. Almonds were found to have 32 percent fewer calories of ME than what is on the label: 129 calories instead of 168-170 calories. 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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By Adityarup “Rup” Chakravorty, American Society of Agronomy Soybean is rich in protein, which is great for the humans and animals eating it. But this high protein content comes at a cost. To make protein, soybean plants need a lot of nitrogen. The plants get some of the nitrogen they need by working with specialized bacteria in the soil. These bacteria live in root nodules. They pull nitrogen from the atmosphere and convert it to a form the plants can use. But this process–biological nitrogen fixation–may not provide all the nitrogen soybean crops need. Farmers may have to apply nitrogen fertilizer as well. A new study, however, shows it’s possible to increase the number of soybean root nodules—and the bacteria that live there--to increase crop yields. This could remove the need to apply additional nitrogen fertilizers. “That opens the possibility of achieving higher yields of soybean based exclusively on biological fixation,” says Mariangela Hungria, a researcher at Embrapa Soja, Brazil. Hungria, lead author of the study, and her colleagues coated soybean seeds with the bacteria (the usual method used by growers). They supplied additional bacteria by spraying it on the plants during other stages of growth. Soybean plants that received the additional spray inoculation developed more root nodules. And more nodules led to higher yields. In fact, adding bacteria to seeds increased yields by 27% and 28%. Spraying bacteria on the soy fields during growth pushed up yields even further. The increase in root nodules after additional spray inoculation surprised Hungria and her colleagues. Previous research indicated that each nodule makes it more difficult for soybean plants to develop subsequent ones. But in this study, soybean plants were able to form new nodules when researchers provided more bacteria. “To discover that nodules aren’t regulated as strictly as previously thought is an important finding,” says Hungria. “The limitation happens particularly at the beginning of soybean growth when the first nodules appear.” After that initial stage, more nodule growth is possible. More biological nitrogen fixation, and less nitrogen through fertilizer, can also increase sustainability. First, it reduces carbon emissions. Nitrogen fertilizers are usually produced using fossil fuels. “For every pound of nitrogen fertilizer manufactured, at least 10 pounds of carbon dioxide may be released,” Hungria states. The second improvement in sustainability is on the field. Excess nitrogen fertilizers from the field can flow into bodies of water. Too much in an aquatic ecosystem can cause algal blooms. These deplete the water of oxygen and lead to “dead zones” devoid of life. Biological fixation using bacteria, however, means more of the nitrogen is used by the crop. Less fertilizer use also has an economic impact. Nitrogen fertilizer costs can add up quickly, both for farmers and for countries. Brazil imports about 70% of the nitrogen fertilizers used in the country. Several farms in Brazil began using the study’s strategy in October 2016 (the summer crop in Brazil). Initial results have been promising, says Hungria. The higher soybean yields seen in the study are sustained on these larger scales. Hungria thinks these results will extend beyond Brazil as well. “But they have to be verified because the genetic background of soybean is different in each country,” she says. Collaborations with Kansas State University, to verify if the results can be extended to the U.S., have just started. Researching bacteria and nitrogen fixation may just be the beginning. “I think microorganisms can be the ‘stars’ of a new era of agriculture, in which we consider not only food security but also sustainability,” she says. Read more about Hungria’s research in Agronomy Journal (https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/aj/abstracts/110/2/715). The research in Brazil was funded by Universidade Estadual Paulista, Fundação Agrisus, Embrapa, and Total Biotecnologia.

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2013 Case IH 160 100-ft. suspended booom, windscreens, 480/80R38 tires, Trimble 750 controller w/Field IQ, 1600 gallon...........................$39,000

1998 Flexi-Coil System 67 110-ft., 1000 gallon, windscreens, wheel boom, FlexControl monitor. #USF151....................................................$5500 1998 Flexi-Coil System 67XLT twin tank, 130-ft., foam marker, hydraulic unfold, air inductor tips. #USF139....................................................$5500

New Holland SF115 90-ft. suspended boom, 1500 gallon tank, windscreens, SP655 AutoRate. #USNH55................................................$20,000 2004 New Holland SF115 134-ft., 1500 gallon wheel boom, 18.4x26 tires, HMIC pump, FlexControl, dual nozzles, windscreen. #USNH00......$20,000

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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 Concord 4412 12” spacing with 3000 tow behind tank, hydraulic drive fan. #UDCN13.................$15,000 2010 Seed Master 5012 5-sections, precision seeding, 50-ft., 12” spacing, double shoot carbide sideband openers, 400 bushel Ezee-On cart...... ................................................................. Just In Seed Master 5012 50-ft. 12” spacing w/Ezee-On 400 cart.......................................................... Just In

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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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2005 John Deere 8420 MFD, 235 PTO, 16 speed, Powershift, 18.4R16 duals, 5 remotes, PTO, Trimble, Autosteer, with John Deere 840 loader and grapple fork....................................... Just In

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

2013 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. #UTN115............................................... JUST IN

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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........................................$7000 Harrell 3606 6 bottom switch plow, 3 pt. mount........ ...................................................................$5500 Melroe 1000 plow, 29-ft. 13-18” bottoms.........$6500 Nutri-Placer 5252 40-ft. liquid fertilizer applicator with carbide points.............................................$6000 2011 New Holland S1070, 100-ft. suspension boom, 1600 gallon tank, AutoBoom...................$40,000 2009 New Holland S1070, 90-ft. suspended boom, windscreens, 1600 gallon tank, 380/90R46 tires, rinse tank w/wash, 4 ball valves, chem fill.$20,000 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......................................$80,000

2008 Case IH ATX700 70-ft. air drill, 12” spacing, 550 lb trips, 5.5” rubber packers, single shoot, Stealth body with 4” Dutch spread tip, all run blockage, ADX3430 tow behind air cart, 430 bushel, duals, variable rate drive...................................$66,000

2004 Flexi-Coil 2340 tow between air cart, 230 bushel, variable drive, 48-ft. spreader boom, dual fan, 23.1x26 tires, 8” auger assembly.....$32,000

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........................................$4000 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

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By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Cows without calves should be moved to Spring calving time is the most intense the market pen. time in cattle operations. Now, these three traits should be comIt also is the time to “grade” the managerial success. bined with last fall’s evaluation of pregIn school, we knew very well where we nancy percentage in the herd. stood. If not, the pending parent-teacher Again, let’s focus on the herd pregnancy conference refreshed one’s memory. An percentage of mature cows. Let’s start with a “A” was good, a “B” was noticed and a “C,” or an average response. Average would “C” meant average. A “D” or an “F” had be 93 percent. In other words, if 100 mature consequences. cows were exposed to the bull, 93 cows will So how is our agricultural management be in the calving pen. report card? This means some assignments The “B” grade would be awarded at 95 and grades. percent and the “A” grade at 97 percent. If In the cattle world, calving time is an the cows were not pregnancy checked in easy time to gauge if the the fall, then the number year’s management efof open cows should be counted in the spring after fort was successful. The calving and backed out test is fairly simple once of the count of total cows the numbers are writcalving. ten down. These are not In conclusion, the “C” complicated numbers but grade is the actual 20-year some simple numbers. average value for the four Let’s focus on the numtraits: percentage of maber of mature pregnant cows in the calving pen. I ture cows calving within am going to assume open 21 days, the percentage of cows are not in the calvmature cows calving withing pen. First-calf heifers in 42 days, the percentage often are exposed to bulls of cows with calves at their early and generally are handled differently, side at the conclusion of calving and the so we will not count them, either. percentage of cows pregnant. First, let’s set the grading curve. For our Do not be disappointed with a “C,” but purpose today, I will utilize the 20-year avrather review managerial efforts that might move a herd into the “B” or “A” category. erage values for the traits of interest from And if you are not on the grade rooster, you data processed through CHAPS (Cow Herd should undertake a serious review of the Appraisal Performance Software) through cattle operation. the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement The truth is, you can do what you want Association in cooperation with the North once out of school and free of the tutorial Dakota State University Extension Service. guidance. However, your efforts should The trait average will be a “C” grade. The meet your herd goals and rest somewhere “A” and “B” grades are arbitrary but attainwithin the normal operational principles for able as one scrolls through herd records. animal husbandry. Starting with the percentage of cows calving Keep in mind, the fundamental principle in the first 21 days of the calving season, the for the cattle herd is to contribute to the “C,” or average grade, would be 57 percent. cost of family living above the cost of cow Or put another way, if 100 mature cows were living. Input costs as they relate to output in the pen, 57 would have calves at their side generally guide the commercial cattle opwithin three weeks of the start of calving. The “B” grade would be awarded at 60 eration. percent and the “A” grade at 63 percent. For the average cattle producer still in The option always exists to retake the test business, the assumption is that the cost of at a later date. family living was met. Searching for a new Next, we can count the number of mature tweak or opportunity should be the core cows that calved within 42 days (six weeks) agenda, whenever management is up for of the beginning of calving. In this case, a review and, we hope, adding some extra “C,” or an average response, for the number money into the family living category. of cows that calved within 42 days would The bottom line: These four basic traits be 86 percent. If 100 mature cows were in are the foundation for discussions that the calving pen, 86 of them should have review the management of the cow herd. calves at their side within six weeks. The Before calving memories are lost, take some “B” grade would be awarded at 90 percent time to have a cow producer conference. and the “A” grade at 93 percent. Invite some friends, review the records, get The number of cows that calved and have some input and make some positive changes a live calf at their side is the next test. Again, for the family. focusing on mature pregnant cows, let’s start May you find all your ear tags. with a “C,” or an average response. Average For more information, contact your local would be 96 percent. Again, if 100 mature NDSU Extension Service agent (https:// cows were in the calving pen, 96 of the cows www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/directory) or should have live calves at their side at the Ringwall at the Dickinson Research Extenconclusion of the calving season. The “B” sion Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND grade would be awarded at 98 percent and 58601; 701-456-1103; or kris.ringwall@ the “A” grade at 99 percent. Just a side note: ndsu.edu.

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Job shadow allows 4-H members to explore future careers

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News A new project from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation is giving teens involved in Nebraska 4-H the opportunity to explore their dream career fields. Through the “Learn by Doing” project, 4-H members get to live a day in the life of an industry professional. Nebraska’s Assistant Director of Agriculture Mat Habrock was the first to host a job shadowing experience. Shadowing Habrock were Jetta Harvey, 16, and Josiah Harvey, 15, of Beatrice, Neb. Jetta dreams of becoming involved in law or medicine, while Josiah has a passion for agriculture engineering. “Providing job shadowing experiences is a great opportunity for students to experience careers they are interested in first-hand. Students also get the opportunity to build a professional network and form important relationships that will be beneficial for their futures,” Habrock said. Not only did they learn how Habrock’s role serves Nebraska’s agricultural industry, the experience also offered the Harvey siblings insight into the inner workings of Nebraska’s Department of Agriculture. They were put to work brainstorming with Habrock and other department staff on new branding ideas for the state’s agricultural industry. “I never knew that the Department of Agriculture was a part of so many aspects of consumers’ daily lives,” said Jetta. Jetta and Josiah also were able to meet Steve Wellman, director of Nebraska’s Department of Agriculture. During a visit with Habrock to the Nebraska State Capitol, Jetta and Josiah had the opportunity to network with many individuals in influential positions within the state. During the visit they spoke with Senator Lydia Brasch, Senator Roy Baker and University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds. Through the Learn By Doing Program, 4-H’ers are matched with industry professionals based on their survey responses. The program is open to all teen 4-H’ers from across Nebraska. 4-H alumni are also encouraged to become a part of a 4-H youth’s story by hosting a job shadowing experience. For more information about the Learn By Doing job shadow program, visit http://ne4hfoundation.org/learn-by-doing/. ##### If car windows tend to steam up on the inside, carry a blackboard eraser in your vehicle. Wiping the condensation away with the eraser.

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By Caleb Carter, University of Wyoming Extension educator based in Goshen County step guide to help determine the efficiency You may be spending more money than of your pumping plant. The guide will also necessary on energy expenses if you have estimate the potential cost to bring the not recently evaluated your irrigation pumppumping plant up to standard. Comparing ing plant efficiency. different interest rates, the potential repayThere are several reasons a pumping ment period for your investment can be plant might run inefficiently, including: determined. • Engine may need a tune-up. There’s an App for That • Engine is improperly sized for the job. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln • Wear on the impeller due to pumping has developed an app that can do the calsand. culations for you. You only need to input All this can lead to costing extra money numbers for pumping lift, pressure at the during the irrigating season. discharge, acre-inches of water pumped, The History fuel price, and total fuel used. The app can A 1993 study of pumping plants across calculate the pumping plant performance Kansas found irrigation systems were using rating, based on the NPC. about 40 percent more fuel than they would The app will also estimate the cost to if properly sized and maintained. A similar bring the pumping plant back up to standard study in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming as well as the number of years to pay back in 2004 found pumping plants running on the investment, at various interest rates. electricity used about 25 percent more enThe app can be found on iTunes ($3.99) or ergy than necessary. the Google Play Store ($1.99). Results are The USDA National Agricultural Statisanonymous but can be captured and emailed tics Service reported an average pumping to yourself. expense of $43.44 per acre in Wyoming in Don’t forget to also consider your pump2013 for pumps running off electricity. Asing plant as you start thinking about getting suming an efficiency of 75 percent, potential that irrigation system up and running this savings could equal ($43.44 x 0.25) $10.86 spring. You may just find an opportunity per acre. As this is an average, savings could for some big savings. be even more if efficiency is improved. UW Extension bulletin details WyoEvaluating Efficiency ming irrigation methods, regulations Nebraska researchers tested 180 farmerA new bulletin from the University of owned pumping plants in 1980-81 to test Wyoming Extension helps answer irrigaa new set of rating criteria they had develtion questions new or existing landowners oped. Out of this effort, the new Nebraska in Wyoming might have. Pumping Plant Performance Criteria (NPC) Extension educators and specialists and were adopted, and the average pumping the mediation coordinator in the Wyoming plant performance was found to be 77 perDepartment of Agriculture collaborated cent of the NPC. In other words, the averto produce the 40-page “Wyoming Small age pumping plant in Nebraska was using Acreage Irrigation,” B-1306. (100% / 77%) 1.3 times as much energy as The guide is divided into four sections. the NPC stated. • “Can I Irrigate?” explains how to deterTo find the efficiency of your system, mine if a property has a water right, figuring determine the water horsepower (WHP), or how much water does the water right entitle the amount of work performed by the pumpthe irrigator, how water rights may work ing plant. This is found with the following: within a subdivision, and a brief description Whp−h = (Flow Rate × [(Pressure × of Wyoming water law. 2.31) + Lift])/3960 • “How can I irrigate?” discusses various Where: irrigation methods used across the state, • Whp−h = water horsepower-hours of their pluses and negatives, and which irrigawork produced by the pumping plant tion system might best fit certain situations. • Pressure = pump outlet pressure, psi • “Should I irrigate?” presents when to • Lift = water level in the well during irrigate and how much water to apply. pumping, ft. • “Irrigation Conflicts in Your Neighbor• Flow Rate = pump flow rate measured hood,” gives points to consider if a landat the outlet, gpm owner finds himself or herself in a water Once found, the Whp−h can be compared conflict. to the NPC to determine efficiency. The guide is at University of Wyoming If a water meter is not installed on a sysExtension and select conservation district tem, then another temporary device must be and irrigation district offices across Wyoinstalled to determine the flow rate, and thus ming. The publication is also available for the Whp-h of the pumping plant. Contact a free viewing or download by going to www. local, reputable well driller and ask if they uwyo.edu/uwe, click the Find a Publication are able to perform a short-term pumping link, and enter the title or number into the plant efficiency test. search field. The bulletin is in pdf, HTML, Go to http://bit.ly/pumpperformance for and ePub formats. more on the NPC. You will find a step-by-

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Husker research to advance tractor testing techniques

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News New research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) is bringing tractor testing into the modern era. Though tractor technology has changed rapidly, the testing techniques used on the machines have not changed in several decades, said Santosh Pitla, project lead and assistant professor in biological systems engineering. “Research in precision agriculture often focuses on agronomy, but there has not been as much focus on the power houses, or tractors,” Pitla said. “Tractors are a primary power source for operations, and they rely heavily on fuel and energy efficiency.” Tractors play an important role in precision agriculture, which is seen as one of the primary ways to provide food, fiber and fuel for a growing population. This project will assess three different types of power — power takeoff, hydraulic and drawbar — used by tractors to pull implements such as planters, field cultivators or ammonia applicators. Older implements would use only one type of power at a time, but today’s modern implements use a combination of PTO, hydraulic and drawbar power simultaneously. Because current tractor testing looks only at the drawbar, the research project will focus on implementing mixed mode testing so all three powers can be evaluated at the same time. “The biggest opportunity for improved tractor-testing techniques in this area is in fuel efficiency,” Pitla said. “It’s about matching the right tractor to the right implement. Right now, tractors are oversized for some of the implements they are pulling, so they are wasting a lot of energy.” The research will occur at the university’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead and at the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory. The tractor test lab is the officially designated testing station for the United States and gauges tractors according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development codes. The long, oval track on East Campus has completed more than 2,000 tractor tests since 1920. “The university is uniquely positioned to conduct this research because of our Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory,” Pitla said. “We’re the only facility of our kind capable of testing the largest tractors, and the only facility in the Western Hemisphere.” For this project, instrumentation such as sensors and data-logging devices will be placed on the tractors pulling an implement. The instrumentation will help the researchers gather fuel-rate, engine-load and hydraulic-power data. Using this data, the researchers will assess what kind of power is needed for different implements. The data collected from the mixed-mode testing could support manufacturers in their efforts to design more efficient engines. According to Pitla, the research will not be specific to one company and could easily be adopted across the tractor industry.


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By NDSU Extension Service North Dakota’s drought-stressed pastures, especially pastures stressed during the fall of 2017, should receive special care this spring to help them recover from the drought, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service grazing experts advise. “It is critical that these pastures are given adequate time to recover,” says Miranda Meehan, livestock environmental stewardship specialist. “Grazing too early in the spring can result in decreased total forage production for the entire grazing season.” Decreased forage production is a concern because North Dakota experienced widespread drought in 2017. More than 99 percent of the state was subjected to some type of drought conditions during the growing season. This was the worst drought the state had seen since 2006, according to Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and professor of climatological practices at NDSU. In some areas, conditions were worse than those experienced during the drought in 1988, which was the beginning of a particularly dry five-year period in North Dakota. The dry conditions are persisting. Approximately 97 percent of the state is drier than normal, and current conditions indicate that the drought could extend into 2018, Akyuz says. As a result of the decreased forage production during last year’s drought, many of the state’s pastures received excess grazing pressure. Many pastures in drought-impacted areas also experienced some level of overgrazing, NDSU Extension agents reported in weekly surveys. “Overgrazing affects the entire rangeland plant community, leading to a loss of plant species diversity and biomass, soil erosion and weed growth, and a reduction in the soil’s ability to hold water,” warns Kevin Sedivec, Extension rangeland management specialist. “These issues have the potential to result in long-term detrimental effects on overgrazed pastures, but a few key management steps this grazing season can help pastures recover.” Grazing before grass plants reach the appropriate stage of growth for grazing readiness causes a reduction in herbage production, which can reduce the recommended stocking rate and/or animal performance, the specialists add. Grazing readiness for most domesticated pasture is at the three-leaf stage, whereas grazing readiness for most native range grasses is the 3 1/2-leaf stage. In North Dakota, the recommended time to begin grazing native range is mid to late May, which coincides with grazing readiness in most cool-season native range grasses while optimizing the use of the invaded cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass and smooth brome. Domesticated grass pastures, such as crested wheatgrass and smooth brome, reach grazing readiness two to four weeks earlier than native range, permitting grazing in late April to early May. However, a pilot project NDSU Extension conducted in 2017 found the exact dates varied widely across the state, reinforcing the importance of making decisions based on monitoring data and not calendar dates. Extension agents in 21 counties will be monitoring grazing readiness this spring. “This year, we may see a delay in grazing readiness in areas impacted by the 2017 drought, especially in pastures that were overgrazed and did not receive adequate time to recover,” Meehan says. Strategies to avoid grazing native range prior to grazing readiness include: • Grazing domesticated grass pastures in May • Providing supplemental forage to livestock on domesticated pasture or hay land • Using winter annuals that were established last fall for early spring grazing or hay • Continuing dry lot feeding in May “It is important to allow adequate recovery to native pastures,” Sedivec says. “For our native grasses, grazing before grass has reached the 3 1/2-leaf stage can result in a loss of 45 to 60 percent of the potential forage production. This ultimately leads to a reduction in the recommended stocking rate and lowered animal performance.” Producers should have a grazing management plan in place. The plan should include the possibility of drought continuing into the 2018 growing season. Implementing the plan in a timely manner is important because 80 percent of the grass growth on rangeland in CONTINUED ON PAGE B29


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Ragweed casts shade on soy production

By Ula Chrobak, American Society of Agronomy Ragweed, its pollen potent to allergy sufferers, might be more than a source of sneezes. In the Midwest, the plant may pose a threat to soybean production. Scientists have found that ragweed can drastically reduce soybean yield. “It wasn’t really a weed we were worried about too much,” says Ethann Barnes, a graduate research assistant in agronomy and horticulture at the University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL). “We didn’t expect it to be this competitive.” Weeds compete with crops for light, water, and nutrients. Common ragweed, which is taller than soy, has historically been overlooked as a threat. And little is known about its impact on soy in the Midwest. So, the scientists struck out to a soybean field near Mead, Nebraska. In 2015 and 2016, they planted soybean and ragweed in late spring. Within the experimental plots, ragweed density ranged from no plants (a weed-free control) to 12 plants per meter (about 39 inches) of the row. The researchers had two goals: see if ragweed posed a serious threat to soybean and see if there’s a way to estimate the yield loss early in the growing season. Barnes was surprised by how much the ragweed stifled the soybean in both years. The soybean crops did worse than in previous studies. One ragweed plant every 1.6 feet of soybean row decreased soybean yield by 76% in 2015, and by 40% in 2016. And soybean yield was reduced by 95% in 2015 and 80% in 2016 when common ragweed plants were grown only three inches apart in the soybean row. During the experiment, there was plenty of water to go around for both plants. So, the scientists think ragweed mostly hurt soybean by starving it of sunlight. “Whether I was presenting at conferences, or even just at my thesis defense, everyone was very surprised how big of a deal common ragweed could be,” says Barnes. What’s more, it was very hard to predict early in the year how the soybean would fare. Barnes found that not until early August could he plug ragweed numbers into an equation and accurately predict what the soybean loss would be. Now, Barnes and his team are sharing this information with growers in the area. “The ultimate goal of this area of science is for growers to count the number of weeds or make a measurement in their field three weeks into the season. From there they could see whether it’s financially a viable option to control their weeds or just leave them in the field,” says Barnes. By knowing how much damage the weeds might do, farmers can weigh that loss against the cost of killing the weeds. More studies will be needed to hone in on the dynamics of ragweed–and other weed—growth. An end goal, he says, is to predict early in the season how weeds will impede crop yields, so farmers can make better decisions on how to manage them. Such estimates could help farmers know if, when, and how much pesticide to apply. He hopes his study is a step toward that goal. “Hopefully it’ll have an immediate impact for farmers and advance the science of weed competition research.” The study was published in Agronomy Journal (https:// dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/aj/abstracts/110/2/646). The University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources funded the project.

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Weed management in shelterbelts

By Fabian Menalled, Extension Cropland Weed Specialist Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences shifts towards more difficult to control weeds. Weed management in shelterbelts is imManaging weeds Designing a successful IWM program portant as unwanted plants can compete for requires understanding the different biologimoisture, nutrients and light. Unmanaged with mulches cal and ecological factors that influence the shelterbelts can also serve as a source of weed • If using fresh manure, woodchips or sawshort-, mid-, and long-term dynamics of weeds. propagules into surrounding habitats. If weeds dust as mulches, thoroughly compost prior to More information on IWM can be found in are not properly managed they can reduce application. the MSU Extension Montguides, Integrated the growth and survival of desirable species • Sawdust and chips from certain trees such Strategies for Managing Agricultural Weeds in recently established shelterbelts. This is as redwood, cedar, Douglas-fir, larch, black (MT200601AG) and Weed Seedbank Dynamparticularly important in Montana, where soil walnut and spruce may contain allelochemiics & Integrated Management of Agricultural moisture and nutrient availability often limit cals that can inhibit growth of other trees when Weeds (MT200808AG). plant growth. used as fresh mulch. Mulches and weed barriers Pre-planting weed control • Nitrogen immobilization can occur as fresh Solid plastic, fabric sheets or organic mulches Weed control is much easier to accomplish woodchips or sawdust materials decompose. A can act as physical barriers that help control prior to shelterbelt planting, and adequate site fertilization program should be implemented weeds. They also aid in conserving soil moispreparation is essential for successful tree and if nitrogen deficiency is suspected. ture and prevent water and wind erosion. By shrub establishment. If possible, shelterbelts • Be aware that grass, hay, clipping or increasing soil temperature, mulches and weed should be planted in areas that have been sumstraw used in mulches can be contaminated barriers enhance tree seedling growth. mer fallowed the year prior to planting to reduce with herbicides. These residual herbicides Solid plastic comes in rolls, is relatively weed pressure. can damage trees and shrubs, particularly at cheap, and is easy to use. However, solid plastic Cultivation can also help reduce weed presthe seedling stage. More information on apdoes not allow adequate oxygen exchange besure prior to planting. However, it is important proaches to minimize the risk of herbicides tween plant roots and open air. It can be installed to avoid excessive cultivation to reduce the risk contamination in mulches can be found in mechanically over the top of newly planted of soil erosion. Spring tillage with a light disc or the Montguide Minimizing Pesticides Contrees or shrubs with a tractor- or truck-mounted a harrow can help remove annual weeds while taminated Soil Around the Home and Garden applicator. A short slit or an “X” should be cut minimizing erosion. Many times a light har(MT201008AG). in the plastic over each seedling, followed by row will stimulate weed seed germination and gently pulling the plant through the slit. Make should be followed by cultivation or a herbicide can bring weed seeds close to the soil surface the cuts as small as possible and expand them application. where they can germinate. Therefore, repeated as the seedlings grow to prevent girdling. While it is important to reduce the abundance cultivation may be required to control newly With time, solid plastic breaks down, becomof annual weeds before planting, it is essential emerged weeds, but care should be taken to ing a nuisance. When selecting solid plastic, to effectively control perennial weed species avoid soil erosion. choose an ultraviolet (UV) resistant material to as they are extremely difficult to control after Cultivation in established shelterbelts prevent rapid breakdown. Also, it is important to planting trees or shrubs. Many perennial weeds should be shallow to avoid tree root damage. avoid light colored materials to minimize solar such as Canada thistle, quackgrass and field Also, tractors and equipment can injure lower reflection that can injure tree trunks. Finally, bindweed have rhizomatous or stoloniferous branches, root collars or tree trunks, providing thicker plastic is less susceptible to ripping and habits and mechanical control such as cultivaentry wounds for insect pests and pathogens. puncturing. tion or tillage can spread them. In this case the Specially designed equipment can be used for Fabric sheets are manufactured with an application of translocated herbicides can help tilling or mowing within shelterbelt rows. Many interwoven or spun fiber and can be applied manage perennial weeds, but care should be tree and shrub species send up shoots from their in the same way as solid plastic. Fabric sheets taken to avoid nontarget detrimental effects on root systems within two to five years after plantare usually more expensive than solid plastic desired trees and shrubs. For example glyphoing. In this case, cultivation practices should but are permeable, allowing moisture and air sate (Roundup® and generic products) is a be adapted to minimize damage to these newly exchange. Another advantage over solid plastic broad-spectrum, non-selective herbicide that emerged stems. is that fabric sheets last longer and disintegrate moves within plants after being absorbed. As a Hoes and hand cultivators are effective tools rather than tearing into fragments. non-selective product, glyphosate will injure or for cultivation, especially in closely spaced tree Care should be taken to avoid soil and organic kill all green vegetation contacted by the spray. plantings. However, they can be laborious and matter accumulation on the top of fabric sheets, To maximize its effectiveness, it is important to time-consuming in larger tree plantings. as weeds can then become established on top make sure the herbicide moves down into the Rototillers can be effective in providing weed and hinder effectiveness. Also, fabric sheets root system of perennial weeds. Do not till the control for young plantings, but they should not can reduce or eliminate the suckering ability ground for at least 10 days following glyphosate be used around larger trees. To avoid tree root of many shrub and tree species. application. damage, rototillers should not penetrate deeper Organic mulches can be made of many maTrifluralin (Treflan®) can be used for prethan two inches. terials including wood chips, straw, composts, plant control of grass and broadleaf weeds. Line trimmers can help manage weeds leaves and grass clippings. Application of orTreatments can be applied in the fall or in the around trees. To minimize the risk of accidental ganic mulches can be more difficult and time spring prior to planting and tillage (preferable) wounding, plastic tree guards should be placed consuming than solid plastic or fabric sheets or irrigation is required for incorporation. Carearound the base of young trees and trees with as a layer of three to four inches is required to fully read the label prior to any application as thin bark. provide adequate weed control. Usually, matethe treatment choice depends on the tree or Cultural weed control rial should be added every few years to maintain shrub species to be planted. Planting a cover crop between shelterbelt Weed control after planting adequate depth. In general, finer-mulch materirows can protect young saplings from weeds, Mulches, cultivation, mowing, hoeing and als are effective at thinner depths while a greater reduce soil erosion, harvest snow moisture, and herbicides can help reduce the spread and abunthickness is needed for coarse materials. Despite allow better rainwater penetration. Moreover, dance of weeds in shelterbelts. To maximize these potential disadvantages, the slow release cover crops help minimize the drying effects their effectiveness, these practices should be of nutrients provided by organic mulches can from tillage and can provide temporary smallcombined into an Integrated Weed Management enhance tree growth. scale windbreaks to protect sensitive tree seed(IWM) plan that considers the entire lifecycle Cultivation, mowing, and hoeing lings from drying winds. To minimize nutrient of the weeds. Mechanical control practices such as cultivaand moisture competition, a three feet fallow In doing so, it is important to 1) use prevention, mowing or hoeing can be used to reduce area should be maintained around individual tive tools to maintain weed density at a level that weed abundance, particularly of annual species trees. does not harm the shelterbelt, and 2) prevent at the seedling stage. Unfortunately, cultivation CONTINUED ON PAGE B31

Tips to maximize perennial weed control

• Fall provides an excellent opportunity for perennial weed control. Cooler temperatures trigger the movement of food reserves down to the root systems, enhancing the movement of herbicides and improving control. • Fall applications should be made only if plants still have green and pliable leaf tissue. As a rule of thumb, do not expect satisfactory control if less than 60 percent of the original leaf tissue still remains. • If plants are stressed from drought or cold temperatures, herbicide applications will not provide satisfactory control. To secure active translocation, herbicides should be applied when temperature are expected to exceed 60 to 65°F during the day. However, high temperatures reduce herbicide efficacy. • Be aware that perennial weeds vary in their sensitivity to frost and that the application window differs between species. For example, Canada thistle can survive light frosts and is effectively controlled with relatively late fall herbicide applications. Other perennial weeds such as hemp dogbane and common milkweed complete their life cycles by late summer and do not tolerate frost well.


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Cover crops should be planted as narrow rows using highly competitive crops such as small grains during initial development of the shelterbelt. Using oats, rye, fescue grasses and hairy vetch as cover crops can facilitate weed control as these species contain allelopathic chemicals that suppress growth of certain plants. If patches of perennial weeds become established, spot treatment with an approved herbicide may be necessary. Chemical Weed Control Herbicides can provide selective and rapid weed suppression, particularly of hard-to-control perennial species. To maximize effectiveness, herbicides should be applied at the proper growth stage and care should be taken to avoid injury to desirable shelterbelt plants. Soil-applied herbicides are absorbed by the roots or the shoots of germinating weeds and generally provide residual weed control. This family of herbicides may be applied prior to, during or after planting and should be placed at the site of absorption (usually the top one inch of the soil) aided by rainfall, irrigation or mechanical incorporation. As a general rule, soil-applied herbicides are safer when used in sites with medium to fine textured soil, as opposed to areas with sandy soils where leaching into the root zone of the shelterbelt can occur. Soil-applied herbicides commonly used in shelterbelts and tree plantings include Treflan® and other trade names (trifluralin), Princep® (simazine), and Casoron® (dichlobenil), among others. More information on factors influencing the fate, effectiveness and persistence of soil-applied herbicides and be found in the Montguide, Getting the Most from Soil-Applied Herbicides (MT200405AG). Postemergence foliar herbicides are applied directly to the weeds and their activity is based on entering the plant through the foliage. For maximum effectiveness, these herbicides should be applied when the weeds are small and actively growing. Spray additives such as surfactants and crop oil concentrates often are required with postemergence products to improve herbicide absorption. These additives should be used as directed on the herbicide label as their misuse can result in plant injury or reduced performance. Examples of postemergence herbicides commonly used in shelterbelts include Poast® (sethoxydim), Finale (glufosinate), Fusilade® (fluazifop-butyl ), and Roundup® and other trade names (glyphosate), among others. Casoron® (dichlobenil). A pre-emergence herbicide that can be applied in early spring or late fall to new plantings. As a general rule, fall applications provide more consistent weed control than spring applications. Apply 4 to 6 pounds of active ingredients /acre (ai/A) for control of annual weeds and 6 to 8 lb. ai/A for control of perennial weeds including quackgrass, Canada thistle, dandelion, and leafy spurge. Avoid use on light sandy soil as tree injury can occur. Consult label for complete list of

approved species. Finale® (glufosinate). Provides control of emerged annual and perennial grass and broadleaf weeds in non-crop areas. It can be used for trimming or edging around trees and shrubs. As a non-selective herbicide, Finale® will injure or kill all green vegetation contacted by the spray. Apply at 0.75 to 1.5 lb. ai./A. Avoid drift and all contact with desirable vegetation. Fusilade® (fluazifop-butyl). Foliageapplied postemergence herbicide. It controls several perennial and annual grasses. While Fusilade® can be applied to several tree species, label does not include all shelterbelt species. Consult label for complete list of approved species. Karmex® (diuron). For use only on established plantings one year or older. It can be used on several tree and shrub species including caragana, cottonwood, honeysuckle, green ash, and American elm. As a pre-emergence herbicide, apply 2.5 to 5 lb./A of Karmex® 80DF to control annual grasses such as foxtail and barnyardgrass. It provides fair to good control of several broadleaf weeds including mustard, field pennycress, prickly lettuce and kochia. Poast® (sethoxydim). A postemergence foliar applied translocated herbicide with no residual soil activity. It can be applied over the top of many woody species, including shrubs, ornamentals and trees. It provides control of most emerged grasses but does not control broadleaf weeds. Apply at 1.5 to 2.5 pt./A 1.5EC (0.33 to 0.5 lb. ai/A) Princep® (simazine). A pre-emergence herbicide that can be applied in early spring or late fall, with improved control observed in fall applications. Princep® provides longlasting control of several grassy and broadleaf weed species. Apply 2.2 to 4.4 lb./A (Princep® Caliber 90DF) or 2 to 4 qt./A Princep® 4L (2 to 4 lb. ai/A), depending on rate used and soil pH, with lower rates during the first year of planting. Consult label for complete list of approved species. Roundup® and other trade names (glyphosate). A nonselective translocated herbicide with no residual activity that provides control of emerged annual and perennial weeds. It can be applied anywhere soil covers tree roots, but do not spray desired plants as it will injure or kill all green vegetation contacted by the spray. Refer to label for rates, surfactants and ammonium sulfate adjuvants to enhance weed control. Treflan® and other trade names (trifluralin). As a preplant incorporated herbicide, trifluralin should be used prior to planting due to difficulty in incorporating in the row after shelterbelt planting. It provides several months of residual control of grassy weeds and small-seeded broadleaf species. Treflan® must be incorporated into the top two to three inches of the soil profile. Immediate incorporation is preferred; a second incorporation ensures uniform mixing in treated soil. Apply 0.5 to 1 lb. ai /A, but rate recommendations are based on soil texture class and organic matter content. Consult label for complete list of species.

Read and Follow Herbicide Label Directions

• Instructions for registered uses of herbicides are given on container labels. It is your responsibility to carefully read and follow the label directions. • The label is the final guide and should be followed strictly. While this publication provides suggestions to avoid problems, it does not supersede product label instructions, listed hazards, first aid recommendations, and storage and disposal requirements. • Labels can and do change frequently. You should confirm that you are following the most recent label. • The container label lists plants for which that herbicide has been approved. • Never use more herbicide than recommended or damage to desirable plants may result. • To use a product in any way that is inconsistent with the label is in violation of federal laws.

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Armed Forces Day

Date When Celebrated: Third Saturday in May This is simply a day to salute sharply all of the men and women in all branches of military, who protect you and our country. They can be called upon at a moment’s notice to perform a risky and perilous mission for freedom and country. They train diligently both physically and mentally, so they will be prepared to prevail in any mission they face. Just how did it all begin? Well, each branch of the military had their own day of celebration. But, on August 31, 1949 then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950. All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day which was held the following year on May 20, 1950.

Pick Strawberries Day

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Nebraska named among world’s best colleges for precision agriculture

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News one new technology— crop canopy sensors The University of Nebraska–Lincoln —might benefit producers in the future. The (UNL) has been named one of the world’s project has identified the opportunity for best four-year colleges for precision agrireductions of up to 25 percent in nitrogen reculture. PrecisionAg released their top 25 institutions based on feedback from peer quired with minimal losses of 2 to 3 bushels institutions, industry experts, and internet per acre in corn yield. searches. Another project demonstrated the potenNebraska’s efforts in precision agriculture tial application of multi-hybrid planters in span its teaching, research and extension corn and soybean production. The planter missions. Field research projects focus on can plant at least two seed varieties in one the application of state-of-the-art technolotrip through a field or manage multiple seed treatments from separate bulk tanks on the gies for improving input use efficiencies in planter. Preliminary results indicated the cooperation with Nebraska producers and potential for improved management in soyon university research farms. Results from these projects are communicated regularly bean fields with sudden death syndrome; through Nebraska Extension workshops and drought tolerant hybrid placement studies field days and are used in the classroom to produced inconsistent results. However furteach students about site-specific crop manther analysis may highlight the potential for risk mitigation in drought years. Results from agement strategies. the field sites have been distributed through “Precision agriculture will continue to extension’s On-Farm Research Network. play a critical role in the industry’s efforts to According to Luck, cooperation with losustainably meet the food and fiber needs of a growing world population,” said Joe Luck, cal producers to conduct field research is a associate professor of biological systems great opportunity for both parties involved engineering and extension precision agrito learn. And, he added, “The technological needs of a producer farming 1,000 acres culture specialist. “For the group working are very different from a producer farming in this space at UNL to be recognized on 10,000 acres.” PrecisionAg’s list of the institutions making PrecisionAg is a diversified, independent strides in this area is a great honor.” media enterprise serving the global commuProject SENSE, for example, consists of a multidisciplinary team of precision agrinity using precision agriculture techniques. PrecisionAg includes multiple industry pubculture research and extension personnel led by Richard Ferguson, professor and interim lications and a web presence. head of the Department of Agronomy and To learn more about precision agriculture Horticulture. The team has worked for three efforts at the University of Nebraska–Linyears with local producers to examine how coln, visit https://cropwatch.unl.edu/ssm.

Idle, uncleaned milk trucks don’t compromise the quality of raw milk

By Chris Branam, Oregon State University Extension Service as soon as the raw milk is emptied air comes Raw milk quality isn’t compromised into the tank from the surroundings and the when tanker trucks sit empty and uncleaned truck immediately begins warming up,” for hours between loads, according to new Goddik said. “We believed there would be research at Oregon State University (OSU). a build-up of bacteria on the surface inside The findings in a new study published these trucks.” in the Journal of Dairy Science (https:// All of the milk is safe, because it’s paswww.sciencedirect.com/science/article/ teurized. This study also showed that the pii/S0022030217311517) could provide current storage and cleaning practices are guidance for the U.S. Food and Drug Adsufficient for ensuring quality. Pasteurizaministration as it reviews its Grade “A” tion eliminates bacteria, but some enzymes Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, said Lisbeth that survive the pasteurization process affect Goddik, professor and OSU Extension Sermilk quality. vice specialist in dairy processing in OSU’s “This can produce off-tasting milk, for College of Agricultural Sciences. example,” Waite-Cusic said. The ordinance — a set of minimum stanThe researchers conducted a pilot study dards and requirements that are established using five-gallon milk cans to replicate a by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “worst-case hauling scenario” – they were for regulating the production, processing left empty and dirty for extended periods and packaging of Grade A milk — allows between loads, especially in warm weather. milk tanker trucks to be used repeatedly for They collected and tested milk samples to 24 hours before mandatory cleaning, but measure the level of bacteria linked to raw specifications aren’t made for the length of milk quality. The results of the pilot showed time a tanker can be empty between loads. that extended idle time intervals could conOSU researchers have been studying raw tribute to compromised raw milk quality. milk quality and the commercial milk supThey scaled up their study, partnering ply chain for several years. In 2015, they with a major Pacific Northwest dairy co-op published the results of a study (https:// to follow a commercial tanker that initially www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ hauled milk from a farm known to have S0022030215007602?via%3Dihub) that poorer quality raw milk. The tanker then showed that sanitation practices and policies stood idle and uncleaned before collecting for long-distance milk hauling, known as milk from a farm known to have superior “clean-in-place,” mitigated any measurable quality raw milk. effect on raw milk quality. The study’s focus was to investigate if In the latest study, OSU’s Goddik, mithe high-quality raw milk in the second crobiologist Joy Waite-Cusic and graduate load was contaminated following pick-up student Eva Kuhn focused on idle times. by the uncleaned tanker. Kuhn collected The study was funded by Dairy Managemilk samples from each farm’s bulk tank ment Inc. and from the tanker before unloading. Those “These trucks go out up to 10 times each day and often sit empty between loads, and CONTINUED ON PAGE B33


Idle, uncleaned milk trucks don’t compromise the quality of raw milk

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samples in the commercial study showed that extended idle times of six hours or less – the industry standard across the United States – didn’t measurably compromise milk quality. “Current industry sanitation strategies are working,” Waite-Cusic said. Based on their findings, the team of Kuhn, Goddik and Waite-Cusic also published a second study in the Journal of Dairy Science (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/

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1998 Carelift ZB6037, crab steering, enc cab with heat, Cummins engine................................................................ Call Ingersoll Rand VR90, very good forklift........................... Call

GRADERS

Cat 12G, front push blade, 14-ft. moldboard.................... Call 1973 Wabco 777B, Detroit 671, 14-ft. moldboard. Working, very good ranch grader............................................ $9900

LOADERS

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

OFF HIGHWAY TRUCKS

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

POWER UNITS

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

SKIDSTEERS

2006 Bobcat S-185, hand/foot, 5200 hours............... $14,500 2008 Cat 246C, EROPS, AC, heat, high flow, extra C weight, excellent tires, auxiliary hyd, 66” bucket with reversible edge, 2939 hours........................................................ Call 2013 Cat 289C Series II, enc cab, hyd Q/C, 2 speed, 3900 hours..................................................................... $35,500 2013 Kubota SVL75W, OROPS, 3200 hours............ $31,000

TRACTORS

John Deere 2840 tractor, 80 hp, loader, bale spear, bucket, 4200 hours. A good tractor................................... $13,500

TRUCKS

Ford F350, 4x4, diesel, automatic, excellent rubber, 45,000 miles, Byson trailer, 20,000 lbs. Sold as a pair..... $25,000 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

WE’LL KEEP YOU RUNNING PARTING OUT MANY MACHINES

NEW & USED REPAIR PARTS & COMPONENTS UNDERCARRIAGE, ATTACHMENTS (BUCKETS & THUMBS) Ground Engaging Tools, Hydraulic supplies

Prairie Fare celebrates 20 years

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “What would you think about writing a weekly column?” a couple of editors from the NDSU Extension Service asked me. “What if no papers run it?” I responded. “Oh, they will,” they replied in unison. “Writing something new every week can get to be a grind, though,” one of them added. “And what if the papers run it and no one reads it?” I thought to myself. I had a toddler son who didn’t always sleep all night, I was fairly new to my career and I was adjusting to the recent loss of my mother. I wasn’t sure about adding something to my plate. However, I think the editors had detected something in me. I wanted to be a writer from the time I was a young girl barely able to hold a pencil. So I agreed. Next, we had to come up with a name for the column. “Prairie” came easily, but we needed a second word. We looked up some synonyms for food. And that’s how “Prairie Fare” was born 20 years ago. That adds up to 1,040 columns and 875,000 words, give or take. In the beginning, Dean Hulse, one of the editors, was my co-writer. He wrote the introduction and added a recipe inspired by his training in culinary arts. For the first couple of years, I responded to the question, “What’s your take on this, Julie?” That was quite easy. Then Dean went back to college for an advanced writing degree. Did I want to continue? By this time, my husband and I had added a daughter to our family, so I wasn’t getting enough sleep again. Sometimes I was parked in front of the computer writing late on Wednesday night for my Thursday morning deadline. Five years later, our third child arrived, and then we added three dogs a few years later. Inspiration has come from many places, including our dogs. People ask me questions about food. I read articles in scientific literature, I go to conferences, and I watch food shows and read popular magazines. I keep a notebook handy and jot down ideas. The best ideas always come from my life experiences, usually unexpectedly. My family members have inspired hundreds of columns. They are a patient bunch. Sometimes, at the dinner table, my kids have begun to verbally “write” a column for me, ending with “my daughter said” or “my son said.” That ploy has never worked. Then they catch a certain gleam in my eye as I observe a situation. They shake their heads at me. Through the years, I have covered topics from apples to zucchini and everything in between. You may think that we in the nutrition field can’t make up our mind about foods such as butter, salt and eggs. Although scientific studies with surprising results sometimes make the news, recommendations are based on many years of peer-reviewed scientific research. Nutrition recommendations evolve as more research is published. These are a few nuggets I have gleaned: • Be careful where you get your information about nutrition, food safety and health. Not everything we read is backed by science. Anyone can blog or tweet whatever he or she would like to say. In the Extension system, we pride ourselves on providing research-based information. • Eat more vegetables and fruits of all colors. More people shortchange themselves on vegetables and fruits than any of the other food groups. • Eat breakfast to fuel your body and brain and help maintain or lose weight. • Eat more fiber. Beans, lentils and peas, along with vegetables and fruits, are excellent fiber sources. • Balance your plate with foods from each of the five food groups. Besides fruits and vegetables, be sure to have lean protein, a calcium source such as milk or yogurt, and grain foods, especially whole grains. • Practice moderation. All foods can fit in a healthful diet, but you have to watch portions. • Get some exercise on most days. Adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity and kids need 60 minutes. • Remember your beverage calories count. You may want to rethink your drink. • Stay tuned for more information in future columns. Thanks for reading! We launched Prairie Fare with this dessert recipe. Featuring pumpkin gave me an opportunity to talk about the pigments (carotenoids) in pumpkin. Carotenoids are converted CONTINUED ON PAGE B35


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to vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin and eyes. Pumpkin also is rich in fiber, and this recipe has fewer calories than a serving of pie. See https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/food for a wide variety of information about nutrition, food safety and health. Pumpkin Bread Pudding 1 c. low-fat milk 3/4 c. sugar 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin, mashed (not pie filling) 2 1/2 c. stale bread cubes, cut small 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 Tbsp. brown sugar Preheat oven to 350 F. Remove crust from bread and cut into small cubes. In medium-size bowl, combine milk, sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla and pumpkin; blend thoroughly. Stir in bread cubes. Pour into greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. While pudding is baking, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture on top of the pudding. Return pudding to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes more. For added fiber, consider using whole-grain white bread or similar product. Makes six servings. Each serving has 220 calories, 3 grams (g) fat, 6 g protein, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber and 320 milligrams sodium.

##### Central Washington is a desert, yet is considered the most productive agricultural land in the state, all because of irrigation. Grand Coulee dam was built in 1941 for irrigation purposes, with the sale of hydro-electric power as the means to pay for the project. The first half of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project has made the desert bloom over half a million acres.

2008 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L, manual, topper, 92,000 miles.... Just In

2013 Ford Edge Limited, 3.5L 6 cylinder, 87,000 miles......$19,929

2013 Chevrolet Traverse LT, 3.6L V6, 97,000 miles.......... Just In

2017 Chevrolet Cruze LS, 1.4L 4 cylinder, turbo, 1000 miles....... ....................................$17,989

2010 Buick Enclave SCL, 3.6L 6 cylinder, 155,000 miles............ ..................................... Just In

POSITION OPENING

Now hiring - A Service Technician Call 406-278-7575 for more information 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT, 6.2L 8 cylinder, 69,000 miles.$27,900

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 6.0L 8 cylinder............. Just In

Chevrolet • Buick • GMC

FOR SALE: Trail King Trailer

80,000 lb., Like New - only 30,000 miles

Priced to sell at $17,500 obo Phone: (406) 799-6923

1994 Loral Spreader Truck

International chassis, 60-ft. boom with GPS, Air Max 5 box, Cummins engine with 6230 hours and 67,450 miles, rear tires 50% front tires 75%.

$25,000 obo

Willmar Lead Runner 16 Tender Box Two hoppers with hydraulic drive and lift-on auger, electric tarp. Tender box is in decent shape.

$10,000 obo

Please call NGS Sales, Inc. at

##### Washington leads the nation in the production of several crops: 92% of all raspberries are raised here, 77% of all hops, 75% of the nation’s supply of spearmint oil, 51% of sweet cherries, 46% of concord grapes, 46% of pears, 41% of all peppermint oil, and 38% of all prunes and plums. ##### Montana is nicknamed the Treasure State.

2005 Suzuki XL7 EX, 2.7L V6, 175,000 miles.............. Just In

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406-567-2532

or Curtis Hershberger at

406-899-9310

405 Broadway, Denton, MT https://ngschem.wixsite.com/ngs-sales

2014 Buick LaCrosse, 3.6L V8 Flex Fuel, 31,000 miles......$21,900

1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royal, 3.8L V6, 198,000 miles.................. $850

2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT, 5.3L V8, 64,000 miles.......... $38,995 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT, 5.3L V8, 59,000 miles.$29,988

2016 GMC Sierra SLT, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 16,000 miles........$43,950 2011 GMC Acadia SLT1, 3.6L 6 cylinder, 128,000 miles....$23,968

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ, 5.3L 8 cylinder, 77,000 miles...........................$22,929

SALES • SERVICE • PARTS

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, 6.6L 8 cylinder, 50,000 miles... ....................................$54,900 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2.4L 4 cylinder, 62,000 miles........$12,888

2010 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L 6 cylinder, 103,000 miles.........$9724

2013 GMC Yukon Denali, 6.2L 8 cylinder, 85,000 miles......$30,929

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 6.6L 8 cylinder, 169,000 miles. ....................................$21,500

406-278-7575 – Toll Free 1-800-368-7575 502 N. MAIN CONRAD, MT

EVENINGS CALL: Bill VandenBos (406) 576-1230 • Ryan VanDyke (406) 788-7546 EMAIL: vanmotorsinc@yahoo.com


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The deadline for advertising in the June issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be May 30th. Phone (406) 271-5533.

MACHINERY AND PICKUPS FOR SALE 1981 Versatile tractor, new tires, rebuilt engine, 4 hydraulics, excellent condition...... $25,000 2012 Vermeer R2800 hydraulic rake, excellent condition............................................ $20,000 A&B 61/2-ft. 3-point blade.................................................................................................. $750 50-5x7 full treat posts. Each............................................................................................. $6.50 3-Honda 4 wheelers for parts or fix up....................................................................... $1000 all

Phone 406-264-5056, Sun River, MT

3202 Big Horn Ave. Cody, WY

1-307-578-8408

FINANCING AVAILABLE – OAC • Heavy Equipment Sales • Truck and Trailer Sales TRADES CONSIDERED Cargo Containers • Sales and Rentals

CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB www.mountainequipment.net

CRAWLER/DOZERS

TRAILERS

TELEHANDLERS

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

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

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

2007 Trail King TK60MG, 29-ft. well, air ride, 80% tires, new deck. Nice trailer!........................... $27,500 2005 Terex TH844C, John Deere turbo engine, 8000 lb capacity, foam filled tires. Ready for work! ......................................$34,900

1997 Deere 650G, 6 way blade, EROPS, ripper, 90% undercarriage, 5650 hours. Nice!.$36,500 2000 Fontaine TB50NG lowboy, 255/70R tires, good tread, selfcontained.......................$44,900

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

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

BACKHOES

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

MOTOR GRADER

TRUCK

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

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

EXCAVATORS & PARTS

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

TRACTORS 2007 Wells Cargo 24-ft. office trailer, single axle, power hookup and lights..................................$5000 2006 New Holland TL90A, MFWD, cab, self leveling loader, 4600 hours.............................$31,500

International H model tractor, new batteries. Very clean!....... $2750

OCEAN CONTAINERS

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

TRADES CONSIDERED

MISC. EQUIPMENT

2009 Ammann 55” smooth drum compactor, cab and heat, 950 hours.............................$36,000 1991 Raygo 420C vibratory smooth drum roller.....................$12,500

Steve Swan

Steve’s cell - 406-580-2937

across from Fremont Ford on Big Horn Ave.

New direction for halting the citrus greening epidemic

By Kim Kaplan, Agricultural Research Service New clues to how the bacteria associated with citrus greening infect the only insect that carries them could lead to a way to block the microbes’ spread from tree to tree, according to a study in Infection and Immunity by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) scientists. Citrus greening, also known as “huanglongbing,” is a serious disease dramatically affecting citrus production across the world. Trees with this disease all die after only a few years. Citrus greening has been detected in every citrusproducing county in Florida, throughout the southern citrus growing states and in isolated spots in southern California. There is no effective prevention or cure. The disease is associated with the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, CLas for short, which is spread from tree to tree only by a tiny insect vector—the Asian citrus psyllid. If CLas cannot infect the psyllid, its ability to spread citrus greening is halted. With the long-term goal of disrupting this CLas-Asian citrus psyllid interaction, research molecular biologist and BTI professor Michelle Heck, with the ARS Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research Laboratory, and BTI researcher Marina Mann focused on an important point: not all psyllids spread CLas equally well. To be spread by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) effectively, the bacteria must pass through the cells lining the insect’s gut and multiply. Scientists in Heck’s lab had previously shown that the gut cells of adult ACP show severe stress responses when infected by CLas. The cell nuclei become fragmented, and some cells react to the point of dying, allowing the bacteria to move out of the psyllid and into the tree. Now, the researchers have found that, unlike adult psyllids, young psyllid nymphs appear to be resistant to the effects of exposure to CLas, and their nuclei rarely reach the same level of disruption. This means CLas cannot enter psyllid gut cells to multiply. The next step will be to identify the mechanism for this resistance in the nymphs so that it might be manipulated to also halt the spread of CLas by the adults. An important clue lies in how psyllid nymphs interact with symbiotic bacteria in their gut, especially Wolbachia pipientis. Many insects are hosts for Wolbachia and often depend on these bacteria for important benefits—much like how human health depends on gut bacteria. In their study, Mann and Heck showed that in psyllid nymphs, Wolbachia and CLas are commonly found within the same cells. The authors hypothesize that, in accommodating the beneficial bacteria, the nymphs also let in more CLas. This is supported by their finding that CLas levels in psyllid nymphs are strongly correlated with Wolbachia levels. Though this link remains to be tested directly, understanding its mechanism could yield an important target for disrupting CLaspsyllid interaction. “CLas exploits the way nymph and adult psyllids differ in their guts to gain entry into its insect vector,” Heck said. “We may be able to use this new foothold in our understanding to develop ways to block transmission by insects in the citrus grove.” If this works, “citrus growers will be in a much better situation in terms of disease control and saving the U.S. citrus industry,” said Dan Dreyer, Chairman of the California Citrus Research Board, which funds this and other research aimed at developing a management strategy for citrus greening. “There are still many unanswered questions about CLas, how it is acquired and transmitted via the Asian citrus psyllid, and how it causes the disease,” continued Dreyer. “The more we learn about CLas and its vector, the closer we will get to moving citrus production past the threat of citrus greening.” 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. ##### One chocolate chip can give a person enough energy to walk 150 feet. Need the energy to walk a mile? Consume just 35 chips. ##### Americans consumed over 3.1 billion pounds of chocolate, almost half of the total world’s production. ##### 70% of the world’s production of cacao beans comes from West Africa.


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ROUND BALERS

406-727-7153 “Partners in Production”

4181 North Park Trail - Great Falls

www.hovenequipment.com

USED AIR DRILLS

Case IH RB565 round baler........ $36,900 Lease for Massey Ferguson Hesston 2856A twine $15,628/yr - oac 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 Case 800 50’ x 10”, 43 VRT Precision SS drill, 3430 cart tow between, single chute. SQUARE BALERS Flexi-Coil 5000 39-ft. air drill, 9” spacing Massey Ferguson 2190 baler..... $52,000 and 2320 air cart.......................$26,000 Massey Ferguson 2170 3x4, cutter......... Flexi-Coil 5000 45-ft. air drill, 12” spac................................................. $44,900 ing.............................................$24,900 Case IH LBX432 3x4 with cutter..$54,900 New Holland BB960 baler.......... $29,900 USED MISCELLANEOUS Ford F350 4WD, automatic, flatbed........... ..................................................$19,900 Matthews MC flail mower................$7900 John Deere Z445 rider, 54” deck....$3200 John Deere 148 loader, grapple......$5500 Kelly 3-pt. backhoe..........................$3100 Shaver HD-10 post pounder............... Call Danuser F8 3-pt. post hole auger....$1100 Flatbed trailer.....................................$850 500 Bale Minimum

USED IN STOCK BIG SQUARE BALER RENTALS $8.00/bale

USED DRILLS

(Plus set up insurance and delivery)

John Deere 9450 50-ft. with 12” spacing. Will sell individually......................$9900

USED COMBINES

• Massey Ferguson GC2310 compact loader/backhoe • Rem 2700 grain vac • Danuser EP-10 hyd. post digger • Shaver HD-8 post driver • New Holland BR780 baler • Sitrex 12-wheel rake

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

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 30-ft. bat reel off 8570 header.......... $799

- COMING IN -

USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

MacDon 1300 bale stacker.......... $14,900 H&S rake........................................ $7900 John Deere 705 rake......................CALL Vermeer WR24 12-wheel low capacity..... .................................................... $3500

CONSIGNMENTS

406-727-7153

4181 North Park Trail Great Falls “Partners in Production”

www.hovenequipment.com

Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob – 231-4254; Kaity – 727-7153; Lance – 788-8012

IN STOCK

Rely on T6 for unrivaled performance. 406-727-7153 “Partners in Production”

4181 North Park Trail - Great Falls

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Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob – 231-4254; Kaity – 727-7153; Lance – 788-8012

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...............$42,000 Deutz 9150 tractor........................$36,000 John Deere 4650 2WD tractor, loader & grapple......................................$33,250 Steiger ST310 tractor...................$18,000 Ford 841 loader tractor....................$5000 Kelly 60 backhoe.............................$5900 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 1475 pull type hydro swing.. ..................................................$15,000 New Holland 1442 15’3” rotary disc..$6700 International 4000 14-ft. swather....$8000 Ag Shield 300 recon hay conditioner........ ..................................................$24,000 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, 120-ft. booms...............................$8000 Bourgault 3320 air drill with L6455 cart.... ................................................$220,000 Morris Contour I 41-ft. air drill with 7240 cart............................................$99,000 Case 800 70-ft. x 12” spacing air drill........ ..................................................$80,000 Case IH RB565 round baler.........$44,000 Bourgault 7200 harrow, 5/8” tines..$42,000 Quicke 660 loader - grapple............$5000 Toro Z 5000 riding lawn mower with bagger................................................$1900

406-727-7153

4181 North Park Trail Great Falls www.hovenequipment.com

“Partners in Production”

Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob – 231-4254; Kaity – 727-7153; Lance – 788-8012


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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)

AerWay 26-ft. harrow with cart.......$8799

Hoven Equipment

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

USED SPRAYERS

406-727-7153 “Partners in Production”

www.hovenequipment.com 4181 North Park Trail - Great Falls

USED SWATHERS MacDon M200 with R85 header.........$74,900

USED PROCESSORS

Vermeer BPX9000 processor..............$21,000 Vermeer BP8000 with final cut............$15,500 Vermeer BP8000 processor................$11,900 2012 Highline CFR650 processor..$18,500 (L) Highline 6800 processor with Highline 500 mover.................................................... Call Haybuster 256 Plus processor................. Call Hesston BP25 processor.......................$3900

Ag Shield 1500 sprayer...................... $24,900 Brandt 85-ft. pull type sprayer............... $3900 Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob Campbell – 231-4254; Kaity Leppel – 727-7153; Lance Bethel – 788-8012

Freightliner with F/S sprayer............. $25,900

Salesmen:

MacDon M155 draper ready...............$74,000 MacDon 7000 with 30-ft. 960 header.$27,900 2014 MacDon A30D pull type............$29,900

Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob – 231-4254; Kaity – 727-7153; Lance – 788-8012

406-727-7153 “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; Kaity Leppel – 727-7153; Lance Bethel – 788-8012

New Belt Conveyors

406-727-7153 “Partners in Production”

4181 North Park Trail - Great Falls

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Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; Andy – 590-0372; Rob Campbell – 231-4254; Kaity Leppel – 727-7153; Lance Bethel – 788-8012

Offers: Gentle Handling Low Horsepower High Capacity Clean Convenience Low Maintenance/ Long Wear Unique “S” Drive Unique collapsible Hopper

Hoven Equipment 406-727-7153

Great Falls, MT


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Hoven Equipment

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

406-727-7153 “Partners in Production”

4181 North Park Trail - Great Falls

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USED TRACTORS Lease for

$13,733/yr - oac It’s hard to believe you can take the best loader in the industry and make it better. But that’s exactly what Bobcat has done. Our loaders offer more cab space, improved visbility, increased fuel capacity and more. It’s increased comfort and performance all across the board. Versatile 450....................................$206,000 Valtra T140-4 with loader.............. $65,000 (L) Valtra C120 with loader......................$53,900 Case IH Puma 185 with 750 hours Valtra 8550 loader tractor...................$25,000 2013 New Holland T7.185 with loader and Versatile 835 tractor...........................$14,900 grapple..........................................$109,900 Versatile 700 parting out, engine and some Massey Ferguson 6280 with loader and tires gone. grapple............................................$47,000 Salesmen: Massey Ferguson 4609.....................$49,900 Ken – 788-4588; Anna – 231-4251; John Deere 4955 tractor....................$49,000 David Brown 1212 3 pt., 540 PTO........$5900 Andy – 590-0372; Rob – 231-4254; David Brown 1200A tractor..................$6500 Kaity – 727-7153; Lance – 788-8012

2015 New Holland L230 skid steer, 3060# lift ROC.......$39,900 (L)

406-727-7153

4181 North Park Trail Great Falls

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


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##### The Yaak community in Montana is the most northwestern settlement in the state. ##### A law in Washington states: “It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.” ##### The highest point in Montana is Granite Peak at 12,799 feet.

The deadline for advertising for the June issue of the Trader's Dispatch will be May 30th.

RETIREMENT SALE

2009 RoGator 1286C 100-ft. sprayer, 722 hours 1996 New Holland 9682 tractor, 375 hp 2002 John Deere 1820 air hoe drill, 53-ft., 10” spacing 1985 Versatile 5000 series 35.5-ft. blade Brandt hydraulic tailgate grain drill filler Cat Y80C forklift Bin sweep, 5.5 hp, Honda motor Wilray bumper pull trailer, 20-ft. flatbed, tandem axle, beavertail Call 406-378-3212, Big Sandy, Montana

On-The-Farm or On-The-Road

When you need tires call us! We carry a HUGE inventory!!!

We offer a complete line of Goodyear & Firestone tires for swathers, balers, combines, tractors, automotive, light and heavy duty trucks.

ALIGNMENT SERVICE

Cars, Light Trucks, Heavy Duty Farm & Over-the-road Trucks

Cut Bank Tire

Phone 406-873-5025, Cell. 406-949-7717 — Cut Bank

Licensed - Bonded - Insured

(406) 289-0053 • 303 N. Virginia - Conrad, MT

Statewide Service

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By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News The Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement honored David and Ann Bruntz, and Don Hutchens at a banquet on March 23 at Nebraska East Union in Lincoln. Formed in 1916, the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement is dedicated to preserving and improving Nebraska agriculture. Each year, the group recognizes at least one honoree and elects new members. David Bruntz grew up on a family farm near Friend, and Ann (Ramm) was raised on a family ranch near Stuart. They met while attending while attending the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. After they married they began their farming operation near Friend, Bruntz Farming & Feeding Inc., which consisted of corn, soybeans, milo alfalfa and cattle. Both have served in several key volunteer and leadership positions. David’s roles have included chairman of the Nebraska Cattlemen Farmer/Stockman Council and president of the Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation, a role that Ann has also held. In addition, Ann has served as chairman of the board for two terms at the Nebraska Beef Council. She has also been president of both the Nebraska Livestock Feeders Auxiliary and the Nebraska Cattlewomen. In 2003, Ann was honored with the Nebraska Cattlewoman of the Year award. The couple are very involved within the agricultural industry and their community of Friend. They are active in the Nebraska Agribusiness Club, Agriculture Builders of Nebraska, Farmers Union Cooperative, Friend Chamber of Commerce and Friend United Methodist Church. Hutchens grew up on the family farm southeast of Geneva. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and then returned to the family farming operation for 14 years before beginning his career in agricultural leadership. In 1985, Hutchens was named assistant director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, eventually serving as director in 1986. He was selected as executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board in 1987, a role he held until retiring in 2014. As a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nebraska LEAD Program, Hutchens recognizes the value of giving back to the industry through service and as a mentor. A few of his volunteer involvements have been with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, Nebraska FFA Foundation and the Agriculture Builders of Nebraska. Honors Hutchens has received include an honorary American farmer degree from National FFA, outstanding member award from Nebraska Young Farmers and Ranchers, outstanding professional contact from the mayor’s committee for international friendship, the leadership alumni award from the Nebraska LEAD Program, and an award for outstanding leadership and dedicated service to agriculture from KRVN. NHAA also welcomed new members at the banquet. New members were nominated by a fellow member of the hall for their significant contributions to the state’s agriculture industry. This year’s new NHAA members, listed by hometown are: • BROKEN BOW: Bill Adams, chief engineering officer, Adams Land and Cattle; Jerry Adams, chief executive officer, president, Adams Land and Cattle; and R.J. Thomas, owner/operator, Thomas Livestock Inc. • EDGAR: Dawn Caldwell, head of government affairs, Aurora Cooperative • FIRTH: Ed Woeppel, education and program director, Nebraska Cooperative Council • LINCOLN: George Graef, professor of plant breeding and genetics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln • SCOTTSBLUFF: Arden Wohlers, rancher and retired veterinarian • ST. PAUL: Fred Meyer, farmer and rancher • WESTON: Gregg Fujan, owner/operator of soybean and corn production enterprise ##### North Dakota became the 39th state in 1889. It was admitted the same day as South Dakota. Because both states wanted to be the first state admitted, President Benjamin Harrison shuffled both statehood papers and signed them without knowing which one was first. However, because North Dakaota is alphabetically before South Dakota, its proclamation was published first.


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By University of Wyoming Extension Utah sheep producer Lanny Frampton has definite opinions about data versus word of mouth when he makes production decisions. He and his wife, Caroline, had driven 420 miles from their Tooele ranch to attend the 56th annual Wyoming ram test field day Saturday near Laramie. Producers drop off test rams in October, and University of Wyoming (UW) Laramie Research and Extension Center personnel care for and feed the animals for 140 days, measuring wool diameters and rate of gain, among other factors. The data is compiled, and producers invited back to get their results in late March or April. The top 30 percent of performers are eligible to become certified sires. “Data doesn’t lie,” said Frampton, who has raised sheep for 28 years, and noted his wife’s life-long experience raising sheep, adding she was raised in a sheep camp half the time as a child. Her father was a sheep rancher. Frampton said he relies on information, not people. “You can go to a person’s place, and they’ll tell you they have the greatest sheep in the world,” he said. “That’s 90 percent BS. This is data. That’s what I like. I want to know what I got. I want to know what the wool measurement is, the rate of gain. I don’t want to raise anything I don’t want to sell. I want a good product.” Producer names are listed with their ram test results, so everyone knows how one another’s animals performed. Jim Forbes of Kaycee has been bringing rams for 40 years and said the information has helped him. “I can see what I’m gaining, what I’m losing, and I can compare my rams to everybody else’s on equal terms,” he said. “They’re here for five months. If my rams need more clean fleece weight, I can look and see what breeder has more fleece weight and talk to him about getting a stud. It’s improved my herd a lot.” Clyde Peterson of Lance Creek has participated since 1967. He said he’s seen great improvement in Rambouillet sheep. “As a matter of fact, for people who use the certified rams, I’ve seen their herds really improve,” he said. “The thing is, our sheep are getting more alike because of it. But that’s a good thing as far as I’m concerned.” Whit Stewart joined the Department of Animal Science last year from Montana State University. The University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist’s move to Wyoming left a vacuum in Montana’s sheep testing, and the state stopped its ram test. Texas A&M also recently dropped its test, leaving testing only in Wyoming and North Dakota. Stewart reminded producers Saturday that over 50 years the program has seen Wyoming growth rates double and wool quality increase, as measured in clean fleece weight and fiber micron widths. “The traits we can measure are highly inheritable, and the improvements made are evidence of that,” he said. Producers make most of their revenue by selling animals, but money from wool helps cash flows. Wyoming produced the highest valued wool clip in 2017 ($4.4 million or $2 a pound), according to USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service Information Sheep and Goat Report estimates released in January, said Stewart. Utah was second at $4.1 million in total value. “We are the wine country of sheep country,” he said. “People come from all over the world to buy our wool, and we want to make sure we have programs like ram tests that keep us continually improving our wool clip. (Ram tests) help us keep a finger on the pulse of where we are at.” The Wyoming tests can’t measure all traits of economic value, he said. “Twinning rates, milking ability and total pounds of lamb weaned per ewe need to be done through on-farm record keeping such as the National Sheep Improvement Programs (NSIP),” he said. Stewart added he’s happy to help producers navigate the numerous selection tools out there. “I’ve been doing this long enough that selecting for better sheep cannot be a one-size-fits-all approach,” he said. “As long as we’re selecting for more productive sheep, there will be numerous ways to get there.” Even with emerging technologies, many producers use only certified rams and data from Wyoming tests to make production decisions. And there’s that Frampton perspective on objectivity. “We are the objective university folks,” Stewart said. “We can’t fluff the numbers. This is a real hardline comparison to your peers. People like that. People like to see what they have.”


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The Montana Department of Agriculture and Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council has awarded over $1.74 million for the development and implementation of noxious weed management programs in March 2018. The grants assist counties, conservation districts, local communities, tribes, researchers and educators in efforts to combat noxious weeds in Montana. 57 local cooperative projects were recommended for funding at a total of $1,218,935 or 70% of all dollars awarded. Ten research projects were recommended for funding at $248,236 or 14% and 11 educational projects are recommended for $279,681 or 16%. Combined research and educational projects recommended for funding total $527,917 or 30% of all funding available. In addition to the $1.74 million grant hearing awards, each of the 56 counties and 7 reservations in the state are eligible to receive $7,500 per year. The Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant program was established by the Montana Legislature in 1985. The advisory council reviews applications, hears applicant testimony, and provides funding recommendations to the director for final approval. Funding is typically passed through a governmental organization, local weed district, conservation district, extension office, or university. A compiled list of award recipients is available at http://agr.mt.gov/NoxiousWeed-Trust-Fund-Grants. Applications for 2019 Noxious Weed Trust Fund grants can be found at https://fundingmt.org in mid-July, for completion and submittal by January 6, 2019.

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Dry the weeds, keep the crops

By Penelope Hillemann, American Society of Agronomy Interest in organic farming is growing. However, controlling weeds without synthetic herbicides, as organic certification requires, is challenging. Scientists are studying alternative tools for weed management. One such tool is propane-fueled flame weeding. Flame weeding sounds as if it means burning plants. But propane-fueled flame weeding systems do not set fire to plants. Instead, they control weeds by applying direct heat to plants. The heat rapidly raises the internal temperature of plant cells. The water in the cells expands and the cell walls burst. This release of water quickly dries out the plant tissue. Water loss and other heat-related changes kill or seriously damage the plant. Research conducted by Stevan Knezevic and colleagues at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) has led to a greater understanding of flame weeding. The researchers have studied flame weeding techniques with seven crops: field corn, popcorn, sweet corn, sunflower, soybean, sorghum, and winter wheat. Insights from this research have now been compiled into a training manual. The publication describes the most effective “recipes” for propane-fueled flaming as a weed control tool for these crops. Flame weeding treatments can be non-selective or selective, Knezevic explained. “During non-selective treatments, everything in the treatment path—both weeds and crops—is fully exposed to heat,” Knezevic said. Non-selective treatments are effective for controlling seedlings of early emerging weeds. It’s best used before the crop plants emerge or when grassy-type crops (corn, sorghum) are young and still able to recover from any treatment damage. In contrast, Knezevic noted, selective treatments are done after the crop has emerged. “Selective flame weeding treatments aim to treat the weeds while minimizing injury to the crop plants,” he explained. “This is usually done by positioning the torches or using hoods to direct the heat away from the crop plants.” When more propane is delivered to the torches, greater heat is created. But to manage costs and conserve fuel, it makes sense to use the lowest effective dosage (measured as gallons per acre) of propane. The propane dosage needed for successful flame weeding depends on the growth stage of the weed; 10-12 gallons per acre is a general use rate. The researchers studied flame weeding with a wide variety of broadleaf weeds. These included common waterhemp, redroot pigweed, field bindweed, kochia, ivyleaf morning glory, velvetleaf, Venice mallow, common ragweed, common lambsquarters, tansy mustard, and henbit. The researchers also studied grass weeds, including green foxtail, yellow foxtail, and barnyardgrass. Knowing the stage of weed growth makes a difference. Smaller weeds of both types proved much easier to control with propane-fueled flame weeding than larger weeds and required a lower propane dosage. Plant tissue is thin and delicate in these early growth stages. This makes the plant more sensitive to heat and prevents the weeds from recovering after heat damage. When deciding to apply flame weeding after crops emerge, the crop growth stage is also critical. All crop plants are sensitive to heat and flaming crops at the wrong growth stage can result in severe losses, especially in soybean and sunflower. Researchers developed guidelines with recommended crop growth stages for post-emergent flame weeding. The position of the torches and flames in relation to the crop row is an important factor in these guidelines. Certain perennial and biennial weeds, such as dandelion and several thistle types, are very sensitive to heat. However, flaming does not reach under the soil to damage the roots, so the above-ground vegetation regrows and flaming must be repeated several times during the season. “Propane-fueled flame weeding is a promising tool for weed control in organic agriculture,” Knezevic added. “These researched guidelines for its most effective use will help make fields easier to manage.” Knezevic presented his research at the October Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Tampa, Florida (https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2017am/ webprogram/Paper109577.html). ##### Easily erase soap scum from shower doors by rubbing them with a fabric softener sheet.


Livestock slaughter – March 2018

From USDA Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.52 billion pounds in March, down slightly from the 4.54 billion pounds produced in March 2017. Beef production, at 2.20 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 2 percent from March 2017. The average live weight was up 8 pounds from the previous year, at 1,358 pounds. Veal production totaled 6.1 million pounds, 6 percent below March a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 43,700 head, down 3 percent from March 2017. The average live weight was down 7 pounds from last year, at 240 pounds. Pork production totaled 2.30 billion pounds, up 1 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 10.7 million head, up slightly from March 2017. The average live weight was up 2 pounds from the previous year, at 286 pounds. Lamb and mutton production, at 14.2 million pounds, was up 3 percent from March 2017. Sheep slaughter totaled 201,600 head, 3 percent above last year. The average live weight was 140 pounds, unchanged from March a year ago. January to March 2018 commercial red meat production was 13.2 billion pounds, up 3 percent from 2017. Accumulated beef production was up 3 percent from last year, veal was up slightly, pork was up 4 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 3 percent. For a full copy of the Livestock Slaughter report please visit www.nass.usda.gov. For state specific questions please contact: Arizona – Dave DeWalt 1-800-645-7286 Colorado – William R. Meyer 1-800-392-3202 Montana – Eric Sommer 1-800-835-2612 New Mexico – Longino Bustillo 1-800-530-8810 Utah – John Hilton 1-800-747-8522 Wyoming – Rhonda Brandt 1-800-892-1660 ##### Some folks would say a lot more if they didn’t talk so much.

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Funded consortium to seek honey bee disease controls

By Kim Kaplan, Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologist Steven Cook will be leading a $1 million funded international consortium of scientists to seek new controls for Varroa mites, honey bees’ number one problem. Cook, with the Bee Research Laboratory, a part of ARS’s Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center, will be the principal investigator of a group that will include scientists from the United States, Canada and Spain. ARS is the in-house research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The researchers will be screening a variety of chemical compounds for their ability to control Varroa mites with minimal damage to honey bees on an individual and colony level. Laboratory and field studies will be conducted at facilities in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland and Ohio, as well as in Alberta, Canada. In laboratories in Nebraska and Spain, scientists also will be using advanced methods to work out an understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which Varroa mites develop resistance to various chemical controls. Improving knowledge of such mechanisms would provide a better guide to researchers and narrow the field in the future for selecting chemicals worth screening as new control agents for Varroa mites. The largest single grant for this project is an award of $475,559 to Cook from the Pollinator Health Fund established by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) in response to the agricultural threat posed by declining pollinator health. Other funding is coming from participating universities, Project Apis m. and in-kind support from a number of regional beekeepers. The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a diverse network of key groups dedicated to improving the health of honey bees and other pollinators, also will provide their expertise to facilitate the researchers’ efforts. Insect pollinators contribute an estimated $24 billion to the U.S. economy annually, according to FFAR. Honey bees specifically pollinate about 100 crops in the United States. Varroa mites have become resistant to many commercially available chemical control agents in recent years. 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.

Rochester Midland joins Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News Rochester Midland Corporation, a leader in specialty chemical manufacturing, has joined the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation. Launched by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and founding industry partners in 2015, the alliance works to improve sanitation approaches and practices with and for the food industry. Rochester Midland is a family-owned business that started in 1888. The company is a leading global provider of sustainable commercial cleaning sanitation and hygiene solutions for facility maintenance, water treatment and food sanitation, among other things. “Rochester Midland brings to the table a host of fresh ideas and a strong knowledge base in chemistry,” said Angela Anandappa, director of the alliance. “We find that collaboration is key to our ability to succeed in sanitation.” Through the BrandGuard program, Rochester Midland partners with food manufacturing plants that are looking for a quality sanitation program focused on innovative chemical cleaning options, process improvements, training, technical support, sustainable programs and safety. “As a member of the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation, we look forward to being a part of a network of companies that have a vested interest in keeping the food supply chain safe,” said Charles Giambrone, vice president of technical services for Rochester Midland. The Alliance for Advanced Sanitation is based in the Food Innovation Center at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Alliance activities are focused on all manners of food safety hazards, including microbial pathogens, allergens, toxic chemicals and water conservation in sanitation operations. For more information, visit http://sanitationalliance.org.


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Winter food plots for upland game birds

By Bruce Auchly, MFWP After a winter like the current one, concerns arise about the local ring-necked pheasant and Hungarian partridge populations. Although these non-native species are constantly adapting to Montana’s tough winters, there are extra things you can do to help. One option is food plots. Fish, Wildlife and Parks is now offering free Diverse Cover food plot seed this year for up to two, 5-acre parcels. The mixes contain tall, stiff, drought-tolerant species like sorghum-sudangrass, millet, and sunflowers but also more familiar species like lentils and spring wheat. Local varieties are selected to produce thick, weed-free stands that can handle blowing and drifting snow throughout the winter months. Food plots must be established within a quarter mile of dense cover like shelterbelts, cattails, or wooded creeks. Because food plots are partially paid by upland game bird hunting licenses, participants must allow a limited amount of reservation-style bird hunting access on at least 160 acres of their property during the hunting season. After the hunting season, landowners receive an extra incentive payment of $150 per acre to help cover the costs of not harvesting some cropland that year. If you are interested in trying one of these new food plot mixes, contact a local FWP representative to schedule a site visit. After signing an agreement, participants can pick up the packaged mixes in May. The new food plot option is administered regionally through the Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program. The UGBEP assists landowners with the costs of managing wildlife habitat while also encouraging conservation funded by sportsmen. For details, contact Jacob Doggett at 406-271-2680, or by e-mail: jdoggett@mt.gov ##### My wife treats me like a god; I get a burnt offering at every meal.

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Record high red meat and pork production for February

By USDA February 2017 contained 20 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays. February 2018 contained 20 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays. Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.06 billion pounds in February, up 3 percent from the 3.94 billion pounds produced in February 2017. Beef production, at 1.98 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.42 million head, up 2 percent from February 2017. The average live weight was up 8 pounds from the previous year, at 1,368 pounds. Veal production totaled 5.8 million pounds, 3 percent above February a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 41,100 head, up 2 percent from February 2017. The average live weight was up 1 pound from last year, at 242 pounds. Pork production totaled 2.06 billion pounds, up 4 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.64 million head, up 3 percent from February 2017. The average live weight was up 2 pounds from the previous year, at 286 pounds. Lamb and mutton production, at 11.8 million pounds, was up 5 percent from February 2017. Sheep slaughter totaled 164,800 head, 3 percent above last year. The average live weight was 143 pounds, up 3 pounds from February a year ago. January to February 2018 commercial red meat production was 8.65 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 2017. Accumulated beef production was up 5 percent from last year, veal was up 4 percent, pork was up 5 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 4 percent. ##### When tuning up your car, set the gap on spark plugs using the widest gap that the manufacturer recommends. Your car will run better, idle better, and will give you better gas mileage.

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2016 John Deere W235, 13-ft. 994 header, steel conditioner, cab with air conditioning, 480/80R38 tires. Stock #58700.$131,900 (4) 2010 John Deere R450, 16-ft. 995 header, rubber/urethane conditioner, 480/80R38 bar tires. Stock #54147....................$89,500 (14) MacDon M205, 18-ft. hay header AND 35-ft. triple delivery draper header, 1027 hours. Stock #59238..........................$124,000 (12)

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

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2015 John Deere L340, large squares, Harvest Tec moisture sensor, roller chute, tandem axle, fast fill auto grease, LED lights. Stock #59834.........................$114,900 (15) 2016 Massey Ferguson 2270, large 3x4 bale size, ISO compatible, bale eject, bale chute rollers. Stock #59671..............$104,500 (15)

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By University of Wyoming Extension The roof of the University of Wyoming’s Animal Science/ Molecular Biology Building provided protection from any lightning strikes from heaven while Jim Kinder from The Ohio State University stood in front of the class. The words “synthetic meat” had just come from his lips, while visiting a state that welcomes travelers with “Forever West” signs on busy Interstate 80, and the horse Steamboat bucking to dislodge Guy Holt in 1903 is the university’s iconic symbol. Acquaintance and UW Professor Emeritus Gary Moss had invited the animal science professor to lecture to his and fellow Professor Emeritus Mark Stayton’s 4000-level “Topics and Issues” animal science students. Kinder would later talk about 3D printing meat (and other methods) and ground his talk in reality by telling them agribusiness giants like Cargill and Tyson are investing millions in synthetic biology startups. Kinder has traveled numerous times to Australia, where recently its red meat levy board reviewed 3D-printed meat and declared the new product could open new markets by increasing demand for red meat. Synthetic meat could also satisfy personalized tastes and wants in texture and nutrients. “I didn’t think I’d ever get a chance to talk about it or even be interested in talking about it,” said Kinder, a longtime faculty member in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in Columbus. He specializes in beef and reproduction research. “I find it a fascinating area to wonder and think about,” he noted. “It could be a societal change. It will evolve, and it’s not going to happen overnight, but it’s happening quicker than I ever thought it could.” Synthetic biology blends engineering with genetics and genomic biology. At a very basic level, stem cells, defined by their ability to self-renew or change into another cell type, are used to create meat. Companies are attempting to create synthetic meat with the taste and texture of raised animals. The industry thinks synthetic biology meats is serious, Kinder said, and noted the multi-million-dollar investments by Cargill and Tyson, among other companies. They want to ensure they don’t become irrelevant. “They are fearful they don’t want to be like the horse and buggy and the motorcar and ignore getting into the business,” he said. “Because they don’t know (what will happen).” Whether or not consumers will socially accept syn-bio meat is unknown. Kinder pointed out articles about synthetic meat issues written as recently as February. Red meat industry and media response is divided: some are dismissive, some are thoughtful, and some have taken direct action. The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking the words “beef” and “meat” be used only on products made from slaughtered animals, not cell-cultured meat. No decision has yet been made. Syn-bio meats are being called “clean meat.” The war of words is somewhat like the dairy industry and manufacturers of soy, almond or coconut “milk.” Kinder said the thoughtful side of the discussion appears more prevalent. “I’m encouraged by that but discouraged by the other,” he said. “I think it’s very narrow in our thinking, and if you look at historically when people in societal groups are affected and function that way, they end up in places they don’t want to be. They end up being marginalized.” Vast rangelands and pastures are not required for producing cell-cultured meat. That lack of inputs has caught the attention of environmentalists, who state the process removes the need for large amounts of land and water. That also appeals to countries in which both are scarce. But, “The point is, are people going to socially accept syn-bio meats?” Kinder asked. Meanwhile, the cell-cultured meat issue sits on the far horizon for ranchers like those in Wyoming. The expanses of rangelands would not be needed for meat production. “The question ‘what are we going to do with all this land we’ve used for food production’ always comes up,” Kinder said. “I think (ranchers) need to be considering this as a possibility that will have tremendous impact on their abilities to do business and maybe not that far off in the future.” ##### The traditional rodeo season in North America was spring through fall, with the July 4th weekend the busiest time of all. Now, some warm-weather states continue rodeo competitions into December.


Agriculture alert

By Carmen Rath-Wald, Logan County Extension Agent In days gone by, Logan County was made up of small farms relatively close to each other. Today, more residents live in Napoleon, 792, and Gackle, 310, than those who live on the farm. As of the 2010 census, the population of Logan County was 1,990. Our population has decreased. High school classes in Napoleon shifted from a high of 79, in 1979 to 19 this year. The combination of the depression beginning in the 1920s and the drought of the 1930s caused many early North Dakota settlers to leave. Small farms of 160 acres did not have enough natural resources to meet needs for existence. Following the Great Depression, farmers were encouraged to increase farm acreage. In addition, many state and federal programs assisted farmers with diversification of crops. Today, North Dakota has great diversity of agricultural products. The word, the concept, of “agriculture,” is very simply, at dictionary.com, “the science or occupation of cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock.” Focusing solely on crop species, each plant grows within a particular set of respective conditions. Some plants provide food—such as grains, fruits, or vegetables—that people or livestock can consume directly for metabolic energy. Other plants provide stimulants or medication that humans consume, such as Digitalis, a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials commonly called foxgloves, which is used to make a drug used to treat heart conditions, Digoxin. Still others provide physical materials—like new biodegradable plastic products or garbage bags, car parts, and packing “peanuts”— made from corn. Look around, the food you eat, the packaging it comes in, what you wear, and the medicine you take, all needs agriculture. Locally grown soybeans is made into many products including colorful crayons! Did you know that one acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons? Or that the elevators in the Statue of Liberty use a soybean-based hydraulic fluid? Soy ink is used in the printing of textbooks and newspapers. And, soy is used in everything from laundry detergent to carpet and upholstery shampoo. What about corn? Corn starch is used in the production of the special porcelain used to make spark plugs. Cosmetics: When finely ground, corncobs are relatively dust free and absorbent making them useful carriers for cosmetics. Sorbitol, is produced from the corn sugar dextrose, and is used in toothpaste as a low-calorie, water-soluble, bulking agent. In the production of tires, cornstarch is sprinkled on the molds before pouring the rubber to prevent the rubber from sticking to the molds. Footballs are usually made from cowhide. Bioplastics are made from things like wheat and corn! Agriculture is everywhere! But wait, John McArthur, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution says “One result of the gradual movement from farms to urban areas is that city-based societies become increasingly disconnected—certainly physically, and likely psychologically—from the practicalities of rural livelihoods, especially agriculture, the crucial economic sector that provides food to fuel humanity.” Disconnected. Hmmm. Imagine that, in a world of cell phones, social media, and constant contact, we now are less likely to be connected to each other, and certainly to the land which provides our basic needs. Many people have no idea how dependent humans are to agriculture. Maybe we should tell them?

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Nebraska’s pesticide container recycling program in its 27th year By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News

When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Now in its 27th year, the recycling program encourages producers to bring clean, dry, intact containers to a nearby collection site. Clyde Ogg, coordinator of Nebraska Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program, notes there is no charge to producers. They must, however, triple- or pressurerinse containers and drain them before dropping them off (see sidebar). Containers will be collected, ground up and reused in industry-approved products such as drain tile, underground utility conduit, pallets, landscape edging and nursery pots. At Lexington’s Country Partners Co-op, regional sales agronomist Michael Voss credits producers for bringing in clean containers for recycling. “Once producers know what we need, they comply,” Voss said. “I definitely think recycling is the best alternative for the jugs. You can’t reuse them for anything else, so they may as well be used for something useful.” Before being recycled, containers often were burned. At collection sites, clean jugs are bagged and temporarily stored, often inside truck trailers. In the Midwest, G. Phillips & Sons (GPS) transports the jugs to Iowa City, Iowa. The family-owned company based in Stanwood, Iowa, processes nearly 500,000 pounds of scrap plastic per day. Using stringent standards, GPS makes pallets for seed and ag chemicals produced in the U.S., said Stacey Bruinsma, GPS procurement manager. No GPS recycled plastic is exported, she added, so it doesn’t end up manufacturing something like children’s toys. It takes 24, 2.5 gallon jugs, with other plastics blended in, to make one 40x48-inch pallet, Bruinsma said, noting pallets last years and can be recycled again. The Virginia-based Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) contracts with GPS and oversees the national pesticide container recycling effort for its 44 member states. ACRC Executive Director Mark Hudson said in 2017 Nebraska collected nearly 89,900 pounds of containers, approximately 28,000 pounds more than in 2016. Nationally, ACRC contractors again collected 11 million pounds of containers last year. ACRC programming is funded by crop protection product manufacturers and distributors. Nebraska this year has four locations open May-August, while several sites are open year-round. Other sites are open by appointment or specific dates. To see additional sites that may be added, a container preparation checklist and more, see https://pested.unl.edu/recycling. County Collection Sites YEAR-ROUND • Buffalo: Kearney Recycling Center, Kearney, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Cass: Wiles Bros. Fertilizer, Plattsmouth, call 402-298-8550 to schedule, accepts drums • Cuming: West Point Transfer Station, West Point, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., accepts drums • Dawson: Country Partners Cooperative, Lexington, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums

• Lincoln: ABC Recycling, North Platte, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday by appointment, accepts drums • Sarpy: Farmers Union Coop, Gretna, call 402-332-3315 • Scotts Bluff: Gering Landfill, Gering, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., accepts drums • Thurston: Papio MRNRD Shed, Walthill, Fridays only, accepts drums MAY-AUGUST • Antelope: Central Valley Ag, Royal, accepts drums • Dawes: Solid Waste Association of Northwest Nebraska, Chadron, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums • Kearney: Cooperative Producers Inc., Minden, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Saunders: Reids Farmacy, Ashland, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums OPEN SPECIFIC DAYS • Dakota: Central Valley Ag, South Sioux City, June and July, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, accepts drums • Lancaster: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Waverly, June 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Otoe: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Nebraska City, July 23-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums BY APPOINTMENT • Burt: Tekamah Transfer Station, Tekamah, year-round, by appointment, 402374-1255 • Custer: Custer County Recycling, Broken Bow, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, 308-870-0313, accepts drums • Lincoln: North Platte Transfer Station, year-round, by appointment, 308-535-6700, accepts drums How-to for Rinsing Pesticide Containers Nebraska’s pesticide container recycling program accepts 1- and 2.5-gallon plastic agricultural pesticide or crop oil containers; in some locations, 15-, 30- or 55-gallon drums are accepted. Containers must be pressure- or triplerinsed and drained. Rinsate must be returned to the spray tank and used appropriately, said Clyde Ogg, extension educator and Nebraska PSEP coordinator. Remove and throw away any labels, booklets and slipcover plastic labels on the containers. Glued paper labels may be left on, and container caps should be rinsed off before disposing. Before being accepted, containers are thoroughly inspected. Properly rinsing pesticide containers saves money, protects you and the environment, and meets federal and state regulations for pesticide use, Ogg said. Saves money: It’s very easy to leave 6 or more ounces of pesticide in a 2.5 gallon container, or about 2 percent. Not rinsing means you basically throw product away then, or later when product left in the container gets sticky and difficult to remove. Apply rinsate immediately to the load and spray on a labeled site; never dispose of it on the ground, in water or any other nonlabeled area. Protect yourself: Follow these six steps for proper container rinsing: 1. Wear the same PPE (personal protective equipment) while rinsing containers as the label requires for handling and mixing. This may include a heavy-duty apron and CONTINUED ON PAGE C20


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TRUCKS, ETC. FOR SALE 1990 Ford Bronco 4x4, runs........................................................... $1000 1983 Ford Bronco 4x4, runs............................................................. $750 1985 Ford F350 4x4, flatbed, makes a good wood hauler............... $1700 Steel flatbed, 6-ft. 8” wide, 8-ft. long.............................................. $800 2002 Ford F350 4x4, flatbed, engine locked up............................... $2500 Steel flatbed, 7-ft. wide, 8-ft. 2 1/2” long.......................................... $800 1985 Ford Bronco II 4x4, no title, runs, parts truck........................... $690 1980 GMC General 3 axle semi truck, runs..................................... $2500 8.2 diesel, just the engine, runs.......................................................... $800 1994 Chevrolet 1 ton 4x4x, doesn’t run........................................... $1200 1987 Ford F250 4x4, runs, needs work........................................... $1100 WD45 farm tractor, engine locked up................................................. $450 John Deere hay header..................................................................... $480 2002 Dodge 2500 pickup cab only..................................................... $500 1994 Ford F250 just the cab.............................................................. $400 Steel saddle tanks, different size diesel truck fuel tanks, different prices and sizes Allis-Chalmers crawler fuel tank....................................................... $200 1994 Chevrolet 2500 with flatbed, no engine, no transmission......... $980 1983 Ford F800 just cab.................................................................... $500 Different sizes old wooding pickup up trucks spoke wheels, different prices Tire balance machine......................................................................... $500 Sioux valve machine.......................................................................... $250 1993 Ford F350 just the hood............................................................ $125 1952 Ford truck, just the fenders....................................................... $150 1979 Ford 400 cubic inch engine only............................................... $300 1994 Ford F250 just fenders and hood.............................................. $250 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix runs but needs work............................... $1800 2001 Dodge Intrepid needs work...................................................... $950 1996 Nissan Altima parts car..............................................................Call 1992 Chevrolet 1 ton, just rear differential dually rear end................ $300 1988 Ford F350 4x4, 4 door, doesn’t run......................................... $1800 Ford 9N farm tractor, for parts............................................................ $700 Ford F600 just the flatbed with hydraulic hoist................................. $1000

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Can hemp save Montana’s family farms?

By Sanjay Talwani, Prairie Populist After decades of hype and setbacks, inacres she planted — pulling in 16 tons per dustrial hemp is finally in the ground and acres, which “were chopped and fed to the growing in Montana — with more than 500 cattle,” she said at the Cannabis conference. acres grown in 2017 by 12 different farmers. “And they loved it.” Hemp could be a boon to Montana family She likened to the federal regulations to farmers and reinvigorate the rural economy, “a stick in the spokes.” advocates say. Successful harvests last year Porterfield says the biggest hurdles for grossed as much as $1,800 per acre, several the industry — and ultimately for a potential times more than many traditional crops like boon for Montanans wanting to make things wheat or barley. And farmers could start with from the various parts of the pant — remains just a few acres. the federal government. “For the farmer that’s been trying to make The state of Montana, he says, has done ends meet growing wheat, this is a totally difa great job to help launch the industry, but ferent game-changing crop,” John Porterfield, farmers still lack some of the most basic tools CEO of Whitefish-based MontanaGrow, said of the trade — namely insurance and bankat the Montana Cannabis Conference at the ing services, both now severely restricted state Capitol in Helena in February. under federal law for both the medical and 1,734 acres? industrial plants. Last year, the Montana Department of AgLast year, a bill to allow insurers and banks riculture approved licenses for 14 growers in to work with licensed industrial growers was its federally approved pilot program. Thanks introduced in the U.S. House, but it’s stalled. to the historic drought, only 12 farmers had Another hurdle, according to the Montana any harvest, nearly all of it for seed, to be Department of Agriculture: getting seeds. cold-pressed into hemp seed oil. Colorado and Oregon produce high-quality This year, 49 growers are licensed by the seeds, but they can’t legally cross state lines. state. Of those, 41 have at least one location Montana is working with the U.S. Drug approved for growing, with plans to plant Enforcement Agency to locate and certify 1,734 acres. domestic sources of seeds, a department So far, Montana farmers have had no easy spokesman said in an email, and the state market for the fiber-rich stalk of the plant now has DEA permits to import seeds from but, Porterfield expects this year to contract Canada, Italy, Germany and Finland. with farmers to process all parts of the plant Keep your pollen under control — flower, stalk and seed — at a Great Falls There are some other fundamentals for facility, providing raw materials for potenMontana growers to learn: They need specialtial Montana industries in a growing global ized equipment for efficient harvests. They marketplace. need security, or at least a way to let people Products include oils from the flower, know the plants aren’t marijuana and you like a pain-killing oil for medical use (with shouldn’t try to steal them. negligible amounts of the high-inducing THC And hemp for fiber and seed needs to stay compounds); fiber for textiles and building away from medical marijuana grows, so the materials, with even plans for biodegradable industrial plant doesn’t pollenate the medicar parts (https://abcnews.go.com/Technolcal plant and make seeds where they’re not ogy/story?id=98529&page=1); and biofuels. wanted. So, growers of both types of canfood, and skin and hair products from the nabis want clear regulations and knowledge seed. of where the other is, with plenty of distance Hemp for the flower, which demands more where needed. water, will be planted on the west side of the Porterfield’s company is trying to make state, with plants grown for seed and fiber in it easier for farms to get started, developing the East to avoid cross-pollination. plant starts by the hundreds of thousands in Green fields, red tape a specialized facility in Corvallis, culling the Montana first authorized the growing of inmales where needed, and helping out farmers dustrial hemp back in 2001, with overwhelmwith services from drip lines to fencing. ing bipartisan support. But federal law barred With the Farm Bill now allowing research its production almost entirely until the Farm on hemp, the farmers would also like to see Bill of 2014 allowed states and universities some study here, at MSU — not just at acato establish tightly regulated pilot programs. demic giants like Perdue and Cornell. But there are a lot of things in the way “The next steps are wide open because of the industry. Last year, Helena Valley the industry hasn’t really shown itself yet,” farmer Kim Phillips lost her crop because she Porterfield said. couldn’t irrigate it with water from the fedGot something to say to Prairie Populist? erally managed Canyon Ferry Lake (http:// Send news tips, story ideas and comments helenair.com/news/local/helena-valleyto editor@prairiepopulist.com. If you have hemp-crop-dries-up-amid-stagnant-legalsomething to submit, or an idea for a story dispute/article_8d16e89f-6812-5bdd-99cbyou’d like to write for us, check out our Subdba204f8f60c.html). mission Guidelines (http://prairiepopulist. She did manage to harvest four of the 12 org/submission-guidelines/).

Nebraska’s pesticide container recycling CONTIINUED FROM PAGE C18

goggles, in addition to the standard longsleeved shirt, long pants, socks, and liquidresistant gloves and shoes. Most pesticide poisoning occurs when product gets absorbed by the skin and into the blood. 2. Remove container cap, empty all pesticide into the spray tank. Allow container to drain for 30 seconds, then rinse immediately, before product becomes sticky and hard to remove. 3. Fill container 10-20 percent full of water or rinse solution; replace cap. 4. Swirl liquid within container to rinse all inside surfaces. Remove cap and pour

rinsate into the spray tank, again allowing container to drain for 30 seconds. 5. Repeat previous steps two more times, for a total of three times. 6. Puncture container so it cannot be reused. Never store unused pesticide in any container other than the one it came in. For easy-to-follow instructions on triplerinsing drums and pressure-rinsing, see G1736, “Rinsing Pesticide Containers,” http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016364796/rinsing-pesticidecontainers/


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From sorghumcheckoff.com A successful preemergence weed control mended once sorghum exceeds 8 inches in Call Ernie Johnson 406-357-4182 program is important for sorghum growers, height. Occasionally, some plant leaning or or cell: 262-3081 or 262-3809 but post-emergence herbicides often are leaf rolling may occur, but these effects are necessary to control weeds that were not usually outgrown within two weeks. Weeds controlled by the preemergence treatment. less than 4 inches in height are much easier Growers can choose from several products to control than larger weeds. If dicamba drift for post-emergence broadleaf weed control is a concern, the new low-volatile products in sorghum. Atrazine combined with crop oil Engenia, FeXapan and Xtendimax are labeled for use in sorghum. is one of the most effective herbicides when AND APPRAISERS Growers can use Starane Ultra in place of weeds are small, especially for control of We have auctions booked for spring 2018 but not dicamba or 2,4-D if kochia or morning glory Palmer amaranth. Soil restrictions often preyet dated. If you are planning an auction or vent the use of atrazine as a pre-emergence species are present. Starane Ultra should be appraisal give us a call. treatment, but these restrictions do not apply applied with a nonionic surfactant and has once the crop has emerged. However, growvery good activity on these weeds, though We specialize in farm, ranch, industrial and ers should check for restrictions that apply it is weak against pigweed. Starane Ultra business type auctions. to any rotational crop that may follow grain also is safer on sorghum plants and can be We do it ALL from start to finish. Including sorghum. broadcast-applied up to the seven-leaf stage. advertising, setup and display work, Clarity (dicamba) applied at 8 ounces One of the most effective products used auctioneering and clerking. We also do all types per acre or 2,4-D applied at 1.0-1.5 pints in sorghum for broadleaf weed control is of appraisals in farm and ranch equipment and per acre also can be used safely in grain Huskie, an ALS-inhibitor herbicide plus broinventory, business properties, collectibles, etc. moxynil (Buctril), but the product should not sorghum. But beware, these products can be used where ALS-resistant weeds are prescause injury if not used properly. The addiRemember - auctioneers make excellent tion of surfactants and other adjuvants with ent. Although most effective on small weeds, appraisers as we see everything saleable Clarity or 2,4-D tend to increase crop injury growers can use Huskie as a rescue treatment being sold at our auctions. and, for this reason, are not recommended. on larger weeds if necessary. Huskie can be 56 years in the business. Clarity or 2,4-D should be applied after all applied on up to 30-inch-tall sorghum plants Phone (406) 450-2244, leave a message sorghum has emerged but before the height prior to flag leaf emergence. Best control is or call 278-5880. exceeds 15 inches. Drop nozzles are recomachieved with the addition of a low rate of atrazine plus adjuvants. Temporary sorghum leaf spotting and yellowing likely will occur, but sorghum typically rebounds from these injury symptoms within a few days. For fields with nutsedge, Permit is the herbicide of choice. Growers should use Continuous Fence Permit with crop oil or nonArena Fencing Corral Systems ionic surfactant. Permit can be applied to sorghum up to 15 inches in height, but the product is not effective on Windbreaks Authorized many broadleaf weeds. If Danuser 6 Rail 11/4” 20-ft. panel - $93 • 5 Rail 11/4” 20-ft. panel - $85 • Other Sizes Available both nutsedge and broadleaf Dealer weeds are present, growers We build custom panels, gates, complete corral systems and more! should consider using Yukon, a premix product that Installation & delivery available in Montana and surrounding areas. contains both Permit and dicamba. A final product for consideration is Peak, which is also an ALS inhibitor. Best control is achieved when Peak is applied with atrazine or dicamba, and growers can We are a diverse welding and fabrication shop specializing in farm & ranch use it on sorghum plants up to 30 inches in height. Crop rotation restriction to cotton or soybeans is 18 months and often prevents its use. Unfortunately, no good For more information visit our website Travis Klein postemergence grass control www.crazymountainfabrication.com options exist for sorghum at Shop: 406-932-3559 • Cell: 406-930-1973 this time. Atrazine or quincrazymountainfabrication@yahoo.com 205 Howie Road - Big Timber, MT 59011 clorac, sold under various trade names, may provide some control if applied to very small grass. For now, sorghum growers must rely primarily on preemergence herbicides for annual grass control. Certified Wrangler - Certified Shaw - Ladak

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TRACTOR FOR SALE

2017 Kubota M6-141 500 hours ................. $85,000

You can prevent resistance to herbicides By Meryl Rygg McKenna

Call 406.833.0044 • Ronan, MT

FARM EQUIP. FOR SALE International 45 field cultivator, 18-ft. with harrows. John Deere 1100 field cultivator, 3-point. Dakon 250-bushel gravity box. John Deere 4240 tractor, very good condition. John Deere 6603 tractor with loader, 4WD, very good condition, very low hours. Phone (406) 343-2551, Wyola, Montana

1997 GMC C7500 250 hp Cat diesel, 6 speed Allison, 116,000 miles, AB, PS, Ingersoll Rand diesel 160 cfm compressor with 816 hours, 70% 295R22.5’s, trailer hookups, 33,000 gvw..........$15,500 1994 Ford F600 18-ft. Flatbed Sullair 125 cfm diesel compressor, 160 hp 5.9 Cummins, 5 & 2 speed, 26,000 gvw, 129,000 miles, 75% 10R22.5’s, PB, PS, double frame...............$12,500 1990 Rex SP700 Vibratory Roller 72” drum, 3.9 John Deere diesel, hydrostatic drive, 13:00x24 rear tires, 8 ton. Runs and works great..................$10,500 1964 Dodge D700 5 Yard Dump 361 V8 big block, 5 & 2 speed, PS, air brakes, 22.5 tubeless tires 10%. Runs and works good...............................$3750 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 1997 GMC C7500 250 hp, Cat diesel, 6 spd Allison, 137K miles. AB, PS, IR diesel 160 cfm compressor, 900 hours, 11R22.5’s 90%, trailer hookups, 33K GVW........ ....................................$15,500 1994 Ford F700 18-ft. flatbed, 175 hp, 5.9 Cummins, 5 & 2 speed, 26K GVW, 109K miles, 75% 10R22.5’s, PB, PS, double frame..$10,500 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.............................$10,500 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.. ....................................$10,500 1955 Chevrolet Step Side, 62K original miles, Big Back Window, 6 cyl, AT, frame off restoration, runs and drives excellent................................$22,500

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Note: Part I of this series addressed the development of herbicide resistance. Part II focuses on the prevention and management of herbicide resistance. At least seven species of weeds in Montana are already identified as resistant to specific herbicides. These include kochia (also known as fireweed, burningbush, or summer cypress), wild oat, Persian darnel, downy brome (cheatgrass), Russian thistle, horseweed, and green foxtail. Chuck Gatzemeier, a Certified Crop Adviser in the Cut Bank area, said herbicideresistant weeds are now a significant issue across the country. Some Midwestern and Southern states have pigweeds such as Palmer amaranth and waterhemp that have developed resistance to several herbicide groups (also called modes of action). Kochia resistance to glyphosate (Group 9), dicamba (Group 4), and sulfonylurea (Group 2) has been confirmed in Montana. Wild oat and Persian darnel biotypes resistant to Group 1 and Group 2 herbicides are an increasing concern for Montana cereal producers. Resistant kochia has been confirmed in Wyoming. Herbicide resistance is increasing in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba, with 68 percent of Manitoba’s fields having at least one herbicide resistant weed. Diagnosing resistant weeds If you applied herbicide and your weeds did not die, consider these questions: 1.Is the weed species in question listed on the herbicide label? 2. Have you used the same herbicide or herbicide group number on the same field for several consecutive years? Repetition increases the chance for resistance. 3. Has the level of weed control decreased recently, even when following label instructions? If the species is listed on the herbicide label, then surviving plants may be resistant to the herbicide’s mode of action. 4. Are there other cases of herbicideresistant weeds in your area? Seed from resistant plants can spread to or from your fields. The Weed Lab at Montana’s Southern Agricultural Research Center offers free resistance testing for growers across the state. If you suspect any herbicide-resistant issues, please contact Prashant Jha, MSU Weed Scientist, for information on sending samples. Jha can be reached by phone, 406348-3400, or email, pjha@montana.edu. Countering resistance Most importantly, sprayer speed, spray

volume, and application rate (product rate per acre) must be followed according to the herbicide label. Secondly, avoid spraying below 10 gallons of tank mix per acre to ensure adequate coverage and minimal weed escapes and regrowth. Remember that driving too fast while spraying can prevent the weeds from getting a full dose of herbicide. Don’t rely solely on herbicides. Integrate different management practices, such as diverse crop rotations and occasional mechanical plowing; both can break up weed life-cycles. Tillage is especially effective in reducing small-seeded kochia and Russian thistle seed banks. If you must use herbicides, use them in rotation or in mixtures; vary the group numbers so you employ different modes of action. Jha said that herbicide mixtures are better than annual herbicide rotations in preventing or delaying herbicide resistance. Scout your fields for live weeds after herbicide application. Clean your equipment before leaving a field to prevent spread of resistant biotypes from one field to another. Make post-harvest weed control part of your regular field practice. Take steps to manage weeds, especially those going to seed, as quickly as possible after harvest. If you apply herbicide in very hot, dry weather, the product may volatilize to the air before it touches the plant. You must add the full recommended rates of adjuvants, water conditioners, or pH buffers (acidifiers) to allow better penetration and movement of the herbicide into the plant in hard water situations or hot, dry weather. Avoid spraying under dusty conditions. Timing of herbicide application is also key to reducing resistance. Spray weeds before they are 4 inches tall; they are most susceptible at this stage. At 6 to 8 inches tall, they are more tolerant to herbicide and harder to kill. Herbicide is then wasted. Effectively manage weed infestations in field borders, fence lines, and roadsides/ ditch banks by all possible means — herbicides, mowing, cutting, or tilling. Borders are common areas for the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds, especially for weeds that can tumble across the landscape, such as kochia and Russian thistle. Spray within seven days after a rain while newly germinated weeds are small and easy to kill. Remove survivors by any possible means, and definitely before they CONTINUED ON PAGE C26


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Big Sky Equipment Co. Phone 406-278-3277 Sales Toll-free 1-800-332-7541 Kurt Christiaens 279-3486 home, 450-3277 cell FAX 1-406-278-7882 Gary Brown 278-3373 home, 788-9033 cell Conrad, Montana website: www.4newholland.com

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2012 Apache AS1020 self-propelled, Top-Con X20 with RTK, Auto-Steer, Auto-Boom, 100-ft. booms, 5 section control............................................. $159,900 PRICE REDUCED.................... $139,500 2012 Apache AS1020 self-propelled, 1000 gallon, 100-ft. boom, 3-way Tee Jet, Envisio Pro Raven monitor, Auto Boom, Accu Boom, Smart Trax..................... $134,900 2011 Apache 1020 self-propelled, 1000 gallon tank, 100-ft. booms, Power Glide boom control, Envisio Raven Monitor, AccuBoom, Smart Trax auto steer, nice condition.......................................... $134,900

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 PRICE REDUCED..................... $139,500

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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

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

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USED HAYING EQUIPMENT

Hesston 8100 self-propelled windrower, 14ft. hay head, 25-ft. draper header............ .................................................... $19,900 John Deere 946 mower conditioner, 13.5-ft. cut, flail conditioner..................... $23,900 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

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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

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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

2009 Case IH RB564 round baler, net/twine. Good condition........................... $21,900 Vermeer R23 hydraulic driven rake. Good condition........................................ $7995

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

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We are carrying an excellent selection of skid steer loaders with great pricing available. Huge inventory of pallet forks and bale spears on hand, call today.

USED COMBINES

New Holland TR75, Ford engine, hydro drive, good rubber, 960 22-ft. header with batt reel. Good machine for only....... $16,995 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........................................ $18,900

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

reel, transport. Let’s Deal!...................... Was............................................ $67,900 Drastically Reduced................. $52,900 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

2011 Case IH 7088 combine, rock trap, AFX rotor, internal chopper............... $139,900 Case IH 7010 combine, yield and moisture, rock trap.............................................Call Case IH 1680 combine, rock trap.... $17,900 Case IH 1480 combine with 810 24-ft. header................................................ $12,500

2009 John Deere 9870STS, well equipped, 2014 640D draper header. Very good condition. Rental. Reduced........ Call Us

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FOR SALE: OIL FIELD TUBING-PIPE-SUCKER RODS Large quantities for all your fence/corral building needs. Delivery available Call for pricing - Faber Productions, 307-660-5160, Rozet, WY

USED IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

(1) 1/4 mile Western Style wheel lines, 4” & 5” pipe, 5-ft. wheels...$4500 (1) 1/4 mile Wade Square wheel lines, 4” pipe, 5-ft. wheels............$4500 (4) 1/4 mile Western wheel lines, 7-ft. wheels, 4” & 5” pipe. Each..$4500 (1) 1100-ft. Redi Rain, full take down line, 5-ft. wheels........... $3500 obo 960-ft., 10” mainline, valves every 60-ft., band lock.....................$5.00/ft. 1320-ft., 10” mainline supply, band lock.......................................$4.25/ft. 1320-ft., 8” mainline, valves every 60-ft., band lock.....................$3.50/ft. 2700-ft., 6” hook latch mainline, valve every 60-ft........................$3.00/ft. Phone 406-261-7604 daytime, 752-4371 after 6:00 p.m. Swallow’s Irrigation, Kalispell, MT

You can prevent resistance to herbicides CONTINUED FROM PAGE C24

set seed. Remember that some weed seeds are only viable for one or two years, while others remain viable for decades. Gatzemeier said, “The use of soilapplied herbicides with pulse crops is an excellent management practice incorporating different modes of action. Usually these products perform much better applied in fall than in spring. Look at the label for plant-back restrictions to plan ahead for the next cereal or oilseed crop,” to account for residual herbicide in the soil. The “Golden Triangle,” a high wheatproduction area in north central Montana, is a current hot spot for resistant weeds mostly because there’s a lot of chemfallow, Gatzemeier said. Other areas have gone to a more diverse crop rotation and have less chemical resistance. A long-term study conducted by Jha at the Southern Agricultural Research Center shows that a

more diverse crop rotation can drastically reduce the proportion of resistant weed seeds in the soil seed bank. The same recommendations apply to fungicide applications. Change or mix modes of action for consecutive chemical applications to avoid developing fungus resistance. Gatzemeier said that a few years ago, chickpeas that had the disease Ascochyta blight were sprayed with Headline. Within two years, the fungus causing Ascochyta blight became resistant and Headline no longer worked. Scout all fields for recurring disease. Chemical resistance is a growing problem. Everyone who uses agricultural chemicals will contribute — either to the problem or to the solution. For more information on certified crop advisers, or to find one near you, go to http://www.certifiedcropadviser.org.

University recognizes 51 future Huskers during FFA convention

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News On April 5, the University of Nebraska– • Central City: Hannah Campbell, Lincoln (UNL) recognized 51 high school animal science; Tyler Ferris, agricultural seniors from Nebraska FFA chapters who engineering; Jacob Kruckenberg, fisheries have committed to attend the university and wildlife in the fall. • Chadron: Miakayla Koerber, agricultural education; Cody Madsen, plant biolA signing ceremony was part of the ogy; Joe Matt, engineering 90th Nebraska FFA State Convention in • Clarkson: Korbin Kudera, agronomy Lincoln. FFA members, advisers, guests • Concord: Nicole Hanson, undecided and several university leaders — including • Davenport: Haley Pena Lopez, agriChancellor Ronnie Green and Institute of cultural education Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan • Elwood: Dani Forster, animal science Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm — participated in the event at the Coliseum. • Farwell: Kristine Dvoracek, agribusiness “We hope you are enjoying your time, • Friend: Segner Darren, animal science; experiencing all that campus has to offer Maggie Vyhnalek, agricultural education; and we could not be more excited to welcome our newest class of Huskers into the Madison Zumpfe, agricultural and environmental sciences communication, and family,” said Green, who was a state FFA advertising and public relations officer and member in Virginia. • Hayes Center: Wesley Wach, agriFollowing the opening remarks, each cultural economics; Rebel Sjeklocha, student was announced with their hometown and intended major. As the names agricultural and environmental sciences were announced, they were met with communication cheers from their fellow FFA members • Holbrook: Seth Andrews, agribusiness in the crowd. After the students signed a • Holdrege: Hunter Brenn, undecided large “N,” Green, Boehm and the other • Laurel: Grace Dana, undecided dignitaries lined up to congratulate them • Lincoln: Emma Lanik, undecided; Zoe with high-fives. Tomas, undecided The state convention brought more than • Maywood: Von Fritsche, agribusiness 7,000 FFA members, advisers, parents and • Mead: Ethan Dyas, software engineering guests to Lincoln. It featured educational • Monroe: Blaine Jacobi, animal science sessions, workshops, career fair, leadership academy, interviews and leadership • Nehawka: Sophia Svanda, business skill sessions. The events are designed to administration prepare high school students for careers • Oconto: Isaac Stallbaumer, engineering in agriculture, Nebraska’s largest industry. • Oxford: William Paine, biochemistry “It’s exciting to see so many youth • Plattsmouth: Charlie Knust, agronomy excited about agriculture and science on • St. Paul: Brock Uhlir, radiology • Seward: Bailee Nielson, biology and campus this week,” Boehm said. “We need psychology; Shea Thompson, biological you in our industry. I’m excited to see what systems engineering your future holds.” • Shickley: Lexi Kadel, computer sciThe following is a list by hometown ence; Jacob Swartzendruber, agricultural of students who were recognized during economics the signing ceremony and their intended • Sutton: Chandler Stone, agribusiness major(s). and marketing; Sam Nuss, undecided • Adams: Lyndsey Ehmen, interior design • Tecumseh: Gabriela Alvarado, psychology; Tia Parrish, criminology and criminal • Alliance: Sophia Collett, animal science; Cameron Collins, mechanical engijustice neering; Tyler Quick, agricultural leader• Wauneta: Natalie Ramirez, pre-nursing ship, education and communication, and • Whitman: Brittney Emerson, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management horticulture; Ashlee Wallesen, agribusiness • Wilcox: Garret Ortgeisen, agriculture • Burr: Nick Goracke, fisheries and engineering wildlife • Wisner: Chase Albers, animal science; • Callaway: Lucy Kimball, food science Maci Batenhorst, pre-law and technology • Yutan: Miranda Mueller, animal science • Carleton: Anthony Beavers, undecided


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3 BIN

2010 Case IH Titan 3520, 3 bin, 2800 hours.........$115,000

2012 Case IH 4520 3 BIN, 3900 hours, Viper Pro Trimble 750...........................$111,000 2011 Case IH Titan 4520 3 BIN, Viper Pro, 4468 hours..... .................................$111,000

2008 Case IH 3520 3559 hours, Viper Pro, Trimble 750 auto steer................... $88,000

2010 International 7400, Max Force engine, Allison auto, New Leader L4000 G4, 3066 hours.......$88,000

2010 Case IH 4520 70-ft. airflow, Raven Viper Pro, Smartrax, 1889 hours!!.... $138,000

2009 Terra Gator 8204, Cat, Airmax Precision, 5415 hours......................$69,000

2005 Peterbilt Stahly Cummins, Allison automatic, New Leader L3020 G4, monitor, New Leader controller, Starlink GPS, 4145 hours......................$78,000

Free Freight Up To 1200 Miles 2009 Terra Gator 6203 Cat, Terra Shift, New Leader L4000 G4, Raven Viper Pro monitor, Smarttrax, 3711 hours $88,000

2010 TerraGator 8204, Cat, Terra Shift, Airmax Precision 2, twin bin, Falcon controller, 4000 hours................ $93,500

2005 Case 4510 370 hp, auto, 70-ft. flex air bed, 4500 hours. 2006 Case FLX 4510 floater, ............... $78,000... $103,000 Allison automatic, Cummins, FlexAir 810 box, Viper controller, autosteer, shedded every night, 7466 hours, runs great. ..........$88,000...........$104,00

2010 Case IH Titan 4020 Cummins, automatic, 1800 gallon, 85-ft. boom, defco pump, Envizio Pro, 3753 hours......................... $84,500

2001 Case 3300 3-wheel, Cummins auto, flex-air system..............................$19,500

2002 Case IH SPX4260 1200 gallon SS, 60/80-ft. boom, 15”/20” spacing, Aim Command system, 4890 hours...... .................................. $76,000

2007 Case 4520 3 bin, autosteer, 3000 hours....... $98,000 1995 Terragator 1844 3208T engine, Allison auto trans. New Leader 3020 GT, Raven 660 controller, 7000 hours...................... $37,500

1999 Sterling with Willmar 16 ton side discharge, clean truck........................... $29,500

Check these Great Buys

Waconia 10 ton blender with scale.......................... $24,500 2004 Loral C13 Cat, automatic, Air Max 1000 ................$77,500..... $93,000

PORTABLE

1973 Trinity NH3 portable 18,000 gallon, self contained holding tank............$38,000 (2) 6000 gallon propane tanks, 250 psi..$15,000 for the pair

1989 Kenworth T800 dry, Cummins, tandem with tag axle, Ray Man 20 ton, 5 compartment, top auger... $33,500

2002 International Silver Wheels Liquid auto, 1800 gallon, 65-ft. boom, Mark IV.4 G4 control, 4332 hours....$42,500

2013 Willmar Wrangler 4565, 1800 hours................ $29,500

2002 Loral 400 Cummins, Air Max 1000, 4100 hours............ .................................. $63,000 1996 Freightliner 5 axle tender, Cummins, Rayman 24 ton side discharge........... $39,500

1984 International DT 466 8 speed, Tyler 16 ton rear discharge tender with roll tarp..... .................................. $18,500

2012 Merritt semi tender with hydraulic belt conveyor, electric roll tarp................. $38,500

2005 International, Cummins, auto transmission, stainless Willmar 16 ton, side auger, 588,000 miles..$52,000

2004 Willmar on 3 axle B&B trailer......................... $37,500 2009 Willmar on 3 axle, selfcontained................... $43,500

1988 Kenworth T800, Cat, Wilmar 16 ton............ $24,500

2004 KBH 25-ton semi tender with back auger, self-contained......................... $32,500

Your full service fertilizer dealer.

2012 RoGator RG 1300, 1300 gallon, SS liquid system, 120-ft. boom, Raven ViperPro, 2200 hours.............................$133,000

www.fertilizerequipment.net

Services Offered:

2009 Merritt with hydraulic belt conveyor, electric tarp, 4 compartments......................... ...............$31,500...... $33,000

2008 Swinger 1630 hours, 2k loader/forklift Cummins motor, 2014 Rogator 1300, 3220 comes with bucket & fork....... hours, with new leader bed.... .................................. $28,500 ................................ $137,000

•  Soil Sampling •  Custom Blending •  Delivery of products •  Spreading

•  Spreader Rental

GREYN FERTILIZER SUPPLY INC. We have been your locally owned full service fertilizer dealer for over 35 years!! Thank you for your support. Three locations to serve you:

Choteau - Larry Greyn 466-5356

Dutton - Vern Greyn 476-3402

Valier - Eric Greyn 279-3255


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SOIL FINISHER AND DISK FOR SALE

Sunflower 6331-25 soil finisher, very good shape, good points, 4-bar harrow.

$15,000

Call (406) 546-7952

Summers DT2510 Diamond Disk with harrows New, used on few acres after assembled. 32-ft. 6”, 26” blades, 3 bar long tine harrow. Very nice. We bought two, only need one. 1 year manufacturers warranty. We can deliver $49,500

Call (406) 552-9636 or 546-7952

YOUR GRASS SEED SOURCE

Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, Inc. Box 852, Shelby, MT 59474 Phone 434-5011 Phone 434-5600 FAX 406-434-5014 E-mail: bigskyseeds@3rivers.net

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Are you inspired to springclean your kitchen?

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Technically, our calendars inform us it’s spring, even though daffodils and tulips are hiding below the soil in my neighborhood. The birds probably are wondering if they missed summer. Spring puts me in a cleaning mood, even when snow still is blanketing the ground. In the kitchen, spring cleaning usually means scrubbing surfaces and cleaning out the refrigerator and other appliances. We can see dirt, dust and food debris, and we can clean it with hot, soapy water. However, sometimes “clean,” shiny surfaces are not necessarily sanitary. Sanitizing takes cleaning a step further and reduces the number of bacteria on surfaces. Although many commercial cleaners are available, you can make an effective homemade sanitizer to use on kitchen surfaces. Simply mix 3/4 teaspoon of liquid chlorine bleach in a quart of water, place it in a spray bottle and apply to clean surfaces to reduce bacteria. If you want a larger batch of sanitizer, mix 1 tablespoon of chlorine bleach in a gallon of water. If you make your own chlorine-based sanitizer, remake it daily. It loses its effectiveness with time. If you are dipping a cleaning cloth into the sanitizer, be aware that the solution can lose its effectiveness if food particles get in the mixture. You can use this sanitizer to wipe most counter surfaces, but you might want to test it in an inconspicuous spot. Also, you can disinfect your drain and garbage disposal with this sanitizer. Have you ever discovered sour-smelling kitchen washcloths and/or towels in your kitchen? That usually indicates the growth of germs, but pathogens (disease-causing organisms) may have no scent. Along with his associates, Chuck Gerba, a microbiology researcher from Arizona, tested hand towels to determine their bacterial contents. They collected 82 kitchen hand towels from five cities in the U.S. and Canada. The presence of coliform bacteria (fecal contamination) is used to indicate the sanitary quality of food and water. The researchers found coliform bacteria in three-fourths of the towels and E. coli in more than one-fourth. Yes, that’s gross. If you use cloth towels and dishrags, launder them in the hot cycle of a washing machine and add some bleach as an extra measure. In another study, Gerba’s research team studied kitchen sponges. Sponges were the worst offenders in the kitchen because they provided a moist environment to promote bacterial growth. Think about wiping up blood from meat with these porous, moist materials. The team suggested using paper towels to avoid the issue with cross-contamination. Clean the surface, wipe with a paper towel and toss the paper towel. If you can’t give up sponges, be sure to take some steps to ensure you are not spreading germs around your kitchen. However, the research results do not all agree on how to clean sponges. The Good Housekeeping Institute worked with a testing lab to determine the best way to clean sponges. According to their analysis, the most effective way to clean a sponge was to soak it in a solution of 3/4 cup of chlorine bleach in 1 gallon of water for five minutes every week. They also recommended changing sponges every couple of weeks. Other methods have been used to clean kitchen sponges, and Good Housekeeping also found these to be effective. For example, microwaving a moist sponge for a couple of minutes can reduce bacteria. On the other hand, kitchen fires have been reported when people have forgotten the sponge in the microwave oven and “cooked it” too long. Still other researchers have reported that microwaving a sponge may kill just the less harmful bacteria, leaving residual food and moisture available for some infectioncausing germs. In other words, some of the worst germs survived microwaving. As another option, Good Housekeeping reported that running sponges through the hot cycle of the dishwasher was the third most effective way of cleaning sponges. I prefer wash rags changed daily and washed in the hot cycle of our washing machine. CONTINUED ON PAGE C30

##### Dad, teaching his teenager to drive says: Remember the rules: stop on red, go on green, and slow down when I turn purple.


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2005 Zimmerman 3 axle equipment trailer, 22-ft. deck, 6-ft. ramp, 102” wide, GVW 58,200.. .....................................$18,000

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

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

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

Ditch Witch 350SX cable plow............................................$5000 1999 Ford F550 4x4 flatbed, V10, automatic...................$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 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 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

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

Are you inspired to springclean your kitchen?

1999 Ford F450 7.3 diesel, automatic, 4WD, 12-ft. flatbed..... .................................. $10,000

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

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

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

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

1979 GMC chip truck...........................................................$6500 1981 International S1800 4x4 flatbed, 14,000 lb knuckle boom......... ............................................................................................. $12,500 1996 International 4900 DT466 engine, 10 speed..........$10,000 1995 International 4900 466, 5 speed, 18-ft. flatbed dump......... ......................................................................................$12,500 1988 International 1800 2-ton diesel 4x4 flatbed...............$9000 12-ft. flatbed, 3200 lb. IMT crane, air compressor................$5000 125-185 CFM air compressors...............................$4000 - $6000 1999 Haulin 31-ft. flatbed (expands to 34-ft.), telescopic hitch and air brakes. Good for round bales ...........................$10,000 1996 Holden 20-ton tilt bed equipment trailer, 24-ft. deck...........$12,500

12-ton 22-ft. tilt bed trailer....................................................$6500 (11) 20-ton 24-ft. tilt bed trailers...........................$7500 - $12,500 1-ton utility beds, starting at................................................$1000 2 ton dump boxes, each......................................................$1000 2013 Terex light plant..........................................................$5000 Miller 250-400 amp diesel welder..........................$1500 - $4500 Buckets for skid steer loaders................................................. Call Forklift forks............................................................................ Call 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

If you decide to spring-clean your kitchen, you might discover some food that needs a recipe. If you have tortillas and cheese and a few other ingredients, try this recipe. It was a hit when our staff and students tested it at NDSU.

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

1 pound ground beef 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt 8 10-inch flour tortillas 2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese In a large pan, combine the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt. Cook until brown and drain. Set aside. Carefully wipe out the pan and spray with cooking spray. Place one tortilla on the pan, top with one-fourth of the meat and one-fourth of the cheese and then top with another tortilla. Cook for a few minutes on medium-high heat until one side is browned and then flip, cooking until that side is browned and the cheese is melted. Repeat the same process three more times. Cut each quesadilla into wedges with a pizza cutter and serve with your favorite burger toppings. Makes eight servings. Each (1/2 quesadilla) serving has 380 calories, 15 grams (g) fat, 25 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber and 340 milligrams sodium.

Fish tank water

Even old water from your aquarium can be used again. Use it to water your houseplants–they’ll love the extra “fertilizer” the fish provided.

Get rid of headaches

An old-fashioned and effective way to treat headaches is to cut a lime in half and rub it on your forehead. In a few minutes, the throbbing should subside.


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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 GOOSENECK TILT TRAILERS

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

Prices on New Units good on In Stock Units ONLY!

(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

G ll steel flatbeds

NEW BUMPER PULL TILT TRAILERS

New Circle D pickup flatbeds

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

New LOOK Enclosed Trailers

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

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 HEAVY DUTY FLATBED TRAILERS

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

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!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1996 Featherlite aluminum 3-horse slant w/walk-in compartment, 2013 Utility 6-ft.x8-ft. trailer..........$900 LIKE NEW, one owner, original tires, been shedded .......... $9750 Top 3 5-ft.x14-ft. utility trailer.......... .......................................$1000

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!

Triple T Sales

Fastline 6-ft.x12-ft. trailer.....$1300

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

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

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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Balewagons & Retriever

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Phil Bruckner, left, Montana State University professor of plant sciences and plant pathology and winter wheat breeder, and Jim Berg, research associate in the winterwheat breeding program have bred two new varieties of winter wheat, which will be available commercially by 2020. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.

MSU releases new winter wheat grain and forage varieties

By Jenny Lavey, MSU News Service The Montana State University winter pared to Willow Creek, Bruckner said. wheat breeding program has released two FourOsix, the cereal grain variety, was new varieties intended as replacements of named by Jim Berg, MSU winter wheat reMSU-bred winter wheat lines Willow Creek search associate. and Yellowstone – two of Montana’s most “The state’s area code has been popular in widely planted wheat varieties. marketing recently and this variety performs “I guess you could say these new varieties well across Montana, so we thought FourOsix are both younger, better, upgraded versions was a good fit,” Berg said. of their parents,” said Phil Bruckner, MSU’s Berg said FourOsix is intended as a rewinter wheat breeder and professor of plant placement to Yellowstone, well-known for sciences in the Department of Plant Sciences its high yield and milling and baking qualiand Plant Pathology in the College of Agrities. Yellowstone accounted for 18.8 percent of the state’s planted wheat acreage in 2016, culture. according to the Montana Agricultural StaThe two new varieties, named “Ray” and “FourOsix,” are specially bred for Montana’s tistics Service. growing conditions and share genetic charac“Yellowstone has been a favorite over the years, but what’s different about FourOsix teristics of the high-yielding grain variety Yelis its superior milling and baking qualities,” lowstone and forage variety, Willow Creek. Berg said. “It’s a beefed-up version of YelYellowstone and Willow Creek were released by MSU 13 years ago. In that time, lowstone.” Bruckner said, genetic resistance to diseases Berg said Four0six produces “very good” and pests breaks down and climatic and milling and baking qualities. The National environmental changes can alter the overall Wheat Quality Council, a coordinated effort integrity and performance of wheat lines. by breeders, producers and processors to im“We took the best qualities from Willow prove wheat quality, endorsed FourOsix for Creek and Yellowstone and adapted them its high loaf volume and flour absorption and into new lines that hopefully perform better in mixing characteristics. terms of end-use market qualities and genetic FourOsix also has a higher test weight and performance,” Bruckner said. “As a breeding grain protein than Yellowstone, Berg said, program, we have an obligation to position though it doesn’t have a yield significantly producers for future success with varieties better than Yellowstone. FourOsix heads earthat are profitable.” lier than Yellowstone and is shorter than Yel“Ray” is MSU’s new forage variety and lowstone, allowing it to stand better, he said. “FourOsix” is the new grain variety. Both Doug Holen, Montana Foundation Seed varieties are resistant to stripe rust, a common Program manager, said MSU foundation wheat disease in Montana. seed of Ray and FourOsix will be distributed Bred as an awnless livestock forage, Ray to certified seed producers this fall and will is named after the late MSU Professor Ray potentially be available for the 2019 growing Ditterline, who taught plant sciences courses season. Holen said MSU certified seed of Ray in the College of Agriculture and bred alfalfa and Four0six will be available in 2020. forage varieties for the Montana Agricultural Winter wheat is planted in the fall months Experiment Station for 34 years. and undergoes a vegetative state in the winter “Dr. Ditterline was a mentor of many stuas the seeds are insulated by snow cover. The wheat plant resumes growth in early spring for dents and a dear colleague and friend,” Brucka summer harvest. Last year, Montana farmers ner said. “We wanted to honor his legacy in planted 2.2 million acres and harvested 105 Montana agriculture and his history at MSU million bushels of winter wheat and harvested by naming the new line after him.” 1.8 million acres of alfalfa hay, according to Ray is suitable as a one-cut, annual hay the USDA. crop in Montana, producing similar hay yields The Montana Agricultural Experiment and forage quality as Willow Creek. Unlike Station and the MSU College of Agriculits forage predecessor, Willow Creek, Ray has a much higher seed yield and is bred for ture’s Department of Plant Sciences and dual-use as a forage and a cereal grain crop. Plant Pathology host world-renowned plant Bruckner said if producers wanted to grow breeding programs in pulse crops, barley and Ray to produce grain, it would perform well spring and winter wheats, which emphasize at the elevator because its protein and market both traditional and molecular approaches in characteristics are similar to the variety Yelplant breeding and genetics in selecting for high yields, pest resistance and high product lowstone. Statewide field tests of Ray showed quality. More information about MSU’s plant a higher seed yield than Willow Creek, due breeding programs is available at http://plantto its higher tillering, earlier heading, shorter height and increased winter hardiness comsciences.montana.edu/.


USDA grant supports rural entrepreneurship project

By University of Nebraska-Lincoln IANR News A University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) project to support youth entrepreneurship in rural communities has received support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The project, which partners high school students with rural business owners, will be led by Surin Kim, assistant professor in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and a Nebraska Extension entrepreneurship specialist. Kim will serve as principal investigator and research the economic and social underpinnings of rural flight of youth and young adults in Nebraska. The USDA grant, “Leveraging Community Connections, Local Issues, and Youth High Tech Entrepreneurship Education to Nurture Rural Economic Opportunities,” creates an innovative educational intervention that engages high school students in learning science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — or STEAM — and entrepreneurial skills to help solve real local issues. High school students participating through school-based and 4-H programs will collaborate with local community leaders, small business owners and educators to develop solutions for local businesses. Entrepreneurial activities will support social connections and attachment to local communities with the goal of increasing retention and contributing to the vitality of rural communities. “We are applying reverse mentoring,” Kim said. “Youth become problem solvers for local businesses, and local businesses become clients. Our students will create STEAMbased solutions to address challenges faced by local business owners while we study what youth think about their future in local communities and how this partnership might change their perceptions about staying or returning to their rural communities.” The $493,560 USDA grant comes from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, which is charged with combating a number of pervasive issues in the United States, including improving rural economies. “Rural population decline, especially outmigration of youth, is the biggest threat to rural economic vitality,” Kim said. “Research tells us that the brightest young people — those who have the greatest potential to create economic opportunities in the community — are the ones leaving. They do not see a future in their rural communities and are not exposed to growth-oriented business models, like tech startups. We’ll be examining factors of lifestyle and career decisions that are connected to intentions to stay or return to their communities.” Youth in the project will learn STEAM skills such as coding and “making” along with entrepreneurial skills to help them create real-world solutions for local businesses. While doing that, Kim hopes that youth will connect with their communities on a deeper level and create potential economic opportunities for their rural futures. A maximum of six communities will participate with 20 to 30 youth involved from each community. Nebraska communities interested in participating can contact Kim at surin@unl. edu or visit http://go.unl.edu/high-tech-clinics. The program will consider any type of business that is focused on growth. The project, which was piloted by the team and initially sponsored by the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute, will operate for five years and include a “train the trainer” component. Local educators and community leaders will be trained to sustain the program after the evidence-based curriculum is completed. “Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design faculty are perfectly situated to lead an initiative such as this,” said Michael James, department chair. “Our faculty are multidisciplinary leaders in teaching, research and outreach, and part of our mission is to design creative solutions and help grow opportunities for Nebraska. “This project aligns perfectly with the holistic approaches our faculty employ, and we look forward to its successful development over the next five years.” Other Nebraska faculty participating in the grant as coprincipal investigators are Maria Rosario de Guzman, associate professor, child, youth and family studies and Nebraska Extension youth development specialist; Ashu Guru, assistant professor, biological systems engineering and 4-H Youth Development; and Claire Nicholas, assistant professor, textiles, merchandising and fashion design. ##### Hershey’s produces over 70 million chocolate Kisses every day.

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Pork producers face export tariffs from China

By K-State Research and Extension News get less money when they sell their product. The recent announcement from the Chi(406) 287-3570 early or late • Whitehall, MT The expenses of that business, however – nese government that a 25 percent tariff will the costs for feed, shelter, veterinary care, be charged to American pork imports poses transportation – will remain stable. That potential economic hardships for American results in less profit for the pork producer. pork producers. Lee Schulz, a livestock market economist “This tariff basically taxes U.S. product for Iowa State University and a frequent – our product become more expensive gocontributor to the K-State Radio Network’s ing into China,” said Glynn Tonsor, K-State “Agriculture Today,” says the biggest hit Research and Extension livestock market to American hog farmers could be from economist. “So, U.S. pork would be at a what many of us have never eaten, let alone disadvantage compared to, for example, heard of. pork from the European Union and other “When you look at China, it’s the variety major pork exporters. Our product becomes meats that are huge. More than one third more expensive – all else equal, we’re goof the share of our U.S. pork variety meats ing to send less pork into China than we were sent to China last year – that accounted did before.” for about $3.50 per slaughtered hog.” Economically, this creates a surplus – Variety meats are things like the ears, the supply is the same, but demand decreases. Prowler, A beautiful roadster by Chrysler. This irreplaceable car has only 13,600 miles. Always kept covered in a snout, the tongue, many of the hog’s internal Tonsor said there are two options for the heated garage. It is in perfect as new condition the color organs. Americans generally do not consider surplus pork. “Either we eat more pork is deep purple with a black convertible top, glass heated these food, but in China, Russia, Mexico here at home, or we’re going to find a secrear window. Black leather interior. A thrill to drive. Never and other export markets they have value. ond–best export market for it. Either way, before offered for sale............................................ $65,000 According to National Hog Farmer magathis is probably going to be a lower value Call (307) 217-0916 - mmark@Collinscom.net zine, pork ears have no edible value here at than before, so that’s why there are some Many photos available. home, although a producer can sell them concerns about this announcement.” to pet treat producers, at a value of $0.70 Lower value means pork producers will per pound. Those same ears, sent to China, would earn $2.30 per pound. Last year, in variety-meat exports alone, China was 406-453-0010 our largest destination in Montana Toll Free both volume (181,351 metric tons) and value ($425.2 1-800-452-0010 4212 North Star Blvd. #4 Distributing Company Great Falls, Montana million). China accounted for more than one-third of U.S. pork variety meat exW IL 20+ years experience... E SUPH ports last year, adding more PLIE S LAST than $3.50 value per U.S. NEW Raven We service what we sell hog, according to the U.S. ™ Guidance Meat Export Federation. “It’s very important that Go to www.agwestdist.com to check out our we’re able to send those New Low Price Of $1695 used sprayers and floaters we have on sale! products to the highestCall for Special Pricing ® valued market,” Schulz said. ✔ Touchscreen Display “China is a very price-senAll ✔ On-Screen Guidance (Optional) sitive market, so any time Shapes ✔ Detailed Datalogging ✔ Reports and Sizes we’re going to see a tariff Liquid Storage ✔ Controller Area Network (CAN) Technology rate increase, that’s going ✔ Profile ✔ Scout - Map field boundaries Tanks to affect the competition for or create in-depth field maps. U.S. products in the country. Excellent Selection We’ve been talking about ® On Hand pork, but this really goes ✔ Guidance ✔ Boom Section Control 10,000 gallon poly fertilizer storage tanks on hand across all trade with China.” ✔ Boom Height Control ✔ One Package Tonsor harbors concerns that there may be implications for other potential We carry all Parts & Filters exports – beef is on his mind – there. “The entire for self-propelled U.S. meat livestock industry sprayers and floater trucks wants to be positioned to be able to sell into that market, and anything that makes it We sell all AIM Command harder going forward is go& SharpShooter parts ing to be a harm,” Tonsor Complete Systems On Hand forJohn Deere and all other brands said. “Does this become a broader trade dispute involvATV & BACKPACK ing other countries and other products? Will it ‘snowball,’ SPRAYERS if you like? That’s where my The Handler is designed primarily for concerns are.”

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Plotting a Course 2018 - Shortterm and Long-term Agricultural Planning Prices for North Dakota

By Ron Haugen, Farm Management Specialist and Tim Petry, Livestock Economist for evaluating alternative plans that affect Planning for the future can be a very frusthe farm or ranch business for more than one trating process but one that typically pays high year. Both individual yearly price forecasts dividends. For most farm and ranch managand long-term average prices are presented. ers, developing realistic commodity price The long-term crop planning prices were expectations is one of the most difficult and derived from annual average price forecasts complex tasks of the planning process. With made by the Food and Agricultural Policy the downturn in commodity prices, planning Research Institute (FAPRI). The U.S. price is more critical than ever. To ease the burden estimates reported in the 2017 Baseline Briefof forecasting planning prices, the NDSU Extension Service has prepared a summary ing Paper, November 2017, were adjusted of projected short- and long-term planning using historical relationships to reflect North prices. Dakota farm gate prices. The estimated short-term planning prices Historical prices are reported for reference. should be used as a guide in setting price This information can be a valuable reminder expectations for 2018 production. These planof past price fluctuations and trends. Prices for 2017 are averages to date. ning prices can be used for preparing annual The historical crop prices were obtained enterprise budgets and annual whole-farm from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nacash-flow projections. The short-term planning prices should not tional Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) be used for planning capital purchases or ex“2017 North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service Publication No. 86.” Historical milk pansion alternatives that extend beyond the prices are from the Food and Agricultural next production year. Unfortunately, the use Policy Research Institute (FAPRI). Historical of short-term planning prices to make longfeeder steer prices are from the USDA Agriterm decisions is common. This practice is not recommended because current supply/demand cultural Marketing Service (AMS) for Kist conditions rarely continue for long periods of Livestock Auction, Mandan, N.D. Historical time and are a poor indicator of future trends. slaughter steer, cull cow, hog and sheep prices The long-term planning prices are valuable are from NASS and AMS.


Stretch forage resources until pasture turnout

By NDSU Extension Service Many livestock producers went into winter with little to no hay surplus due to the 2017 drought. Plus, prolonged winter conditions have delayed pasture turnout, and producers are short on hay and other feedstuffs. The delay in spring weather has resulted in a delay in grazing readiness. By mid-April in 2017, brome grass pastures were ready to be grazed, while this year, many areas still are covered in snow. “Grazing readiness for most domesticated pasture is at the three-leaf stage, whereas grazing readiness for most native range grasses is the 3 1/2-leaf stage,” says Miranda Meehan, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s livestock environmental stewardship specialist. “Early spring grazing, especially following a drought, can be costly in terms of total forage production during the entire grazing season.” The shortage of forage, in combination with the delay in grazing readiness, has many livestock producers looking for strategies to continue to provide feed for their livestock. “At times like this, it may be necessary for producers to think outside of their traditional feeding strategy,” says John Dhuyvetter, Extension livestock systems specialist at NDSU’s North Central Research Extension Center near Minot. “Utilizing alternative feeds such as distillers grains, wheat midds or corn are cost-effective methods of stretching hay supplies.” In mixed rations containing silage, corn stalks or cereal straw could replace hay with the addition of a protein/energy supplement such as distillers grains. In cows being fed hay to appetite, the hay can be limited to about 70 percent of their intake, the specialists say. Then the cows can be provided with a grain or grain byproduct supplement at 5 to 10 pounds daily. Actual feeding rates and feed choice will depend on availability, feeding equipment and nutritional needs. “If feed resources are not completely exhausted, producers may want to consider feeding on pasture or hayland to get cows out of muddy lots and reduce the risk of disease issues in newborn calves,” advises Janna Kincheloe, Extension livestock systems specialist at NDSU’s Hettinger Research Extension Center. “However, this strategy will put additional stress on pasture or hay land.” If producers must initiate grazing earlier than normal, the specialists recommend grazing domesticated pastures such as crested wheatgrass before early to mid-May, when they typically reach grazing readiness. This prevents damage to native rangeland and still allows producers to turn cattle out on pasture. Stocking rates should be moderate if livestock are turned out early with no supplemental feed because grass growth will not be able to keep up with the traditional stocking rate at this time. Selective culling can help reduce feed needs, according to Dhuyvetter. Culling targets include cows that are old, have poor disposition or physical structure, and that lost calves or had a difficult time giving birth this spring. Kincheloe suggests that if heifers have been retained for replacements, producers should consider whether adequate grazing will be available for cow-calf pairs and replacements. Producers may have to develop heifers in a dry lot rather than allow them to graze. A number of feedlots are willing to custom feed heifers. Some of these feedlots specialize in heifer development and offer artificial insemination breeding services. Most likely, heifers still on the farm already have been selected from others sold as feeders, so sorting the heifers again may be necessary to select only those most likely to breed on time with the least feed inputs. The specialists recommend producers evaluate their calving records and look for heifers that were born in the first 30 days of last year’s calving season out of dams with no calving difficulty or other issues as the ones to keep. If heifers have been wintered on a high-roughage ration, the fleshy, heavier heifers will be more likely to breed earlier. “The importance of records is magnified in times when tough culling decisions need to be made,” Dhuyvetter says. “Good calving and production records can help producers pinpoint cows that could be culled and make the best decisions for retaining replacements.” ##### Dark chocolate has been scientifically shown to be beneficial to human health. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, and other varieties are not.

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By K-State Research and Extension News Farmland prices in Kansas continued a slow, steady decline last year and a Kansas State University economist believes the trend will continue this year, saying values are being pulled down by four years of negative profitability in the agriculture sector, particularly in grain prices. “All of the numbers are pointing down, but it’s not falling off a cliff,” Mykel Taylor said of the near-term outlook for farmland prices. “It will more likely be a slow, steady decline that appears to be in line with negative profitability in the cropping sector.” Taylor, a farm management specialist with K-State Research and Extension, presented a public webinar (http://www.agmanager.info/land-leasing/land-buyingvaluing/2017-kansas-land-values-webinar-recording) on farmland values April 25. Kansas farmland values overall last year slipped 3.9 percent from the previous year, to an average of $1,970 per acre, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Taylor said average net farm and ranch income peaked above $180,000 for cowherd operators in 2014, and more than $80,000 for those who grow non-irrigated crops, but lower cattle and crop prices since then weighed on land values, particularly in northwest and south central Kansas. Average net farm income in southwest Kansas in 2017 was about $35,000 while farmers in south central Kansas lost about $5,000. At the same time, farm-family living expenses for the past six years have been around $70,000. “If you’re making $30,000 or $40,000 and your expenses are $70,000, that’s a lot to cover,” she said, noting that many people are covering the gap by finding jobs off the farm or by using depreciation dollars that are meant to be used to replace old machinery. Twenty-five farmers filed for bankruptcy in 2017, up from 21 the previous year and four in 2015. “That’s hardly a record, however,” Taylor said. In the farm crisis of the 1980s, 265 farmers filed for bankruptcy in 1987 alone. Those currently most vulnerable tend to be those who pursued an aggressive growth strategy in 2008-2013 and bought a lot of land and also younger farmers and ranchers who may have more rented land than property they own. In the latter case, those producers are still obligated to make rental payments despite lower crop prices. “Since Kansas is a non-disclosure state, there is very little publicly available information people may use for determining county-average land values,” Taylor said. In her work studying land values, she uses data from the Kansas Property Valuation Division of the Kansas Department of Revenue, which include actual sales transactions. She also follows surveys conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Irrigated land prices have fallen 13.1 percent since 2014 to an average of $2,850 per acre and non-irrigated farmland values fell 13 percent in that period to $1,870, according to the USDA. Pasture land values dipped 7.9 percent. The data Taylor uses from actual sales transactions shows similar trends but more pronounced declines, with irrigated land down 17.4 percent, non-irrigated acreage down 19 percent and pasture land values down 21.4 percent from their peak in 2015. The oft-repeated adage in real estate, “location, location, location” counts even in Kansas farmland prices. In 2017, for example, non-irrigated land values in northeast Kansas averaged $4,853 per acre compared with drier southwest Kansas where farmland values averaged $1,298. In 2016, irrigated land in south central Kansas averaged $6,119 per acre compared with their neighbors to the west in southwest Kansas at $3,826. “Drought and trade war are my X factors,” said Taylor in describing other potential variables in the direction of farmland values. Kansas is already in dry-to-drought conditions, with the southwest part of the state in extreme-to-exceptional drought. If drought conditions persist in Kansas but not in other topproducing states, the result could be even more of a drag on farmland prices. Additionally, if China doesn’t buy U.S. soybeans, sorghum or other commodities, they will buy from other countries. “That doesn’t mean we won’t be able to sell our crops, but it disrupts trade flow and we’d see downward pressure on prices,” Taylor said. Related information is available at the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics website, AgManager.info


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NDSU Extension director announces retirement

By NDSU Extension Service Chris Boerboom, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service director since 2012, has announced his retirement effective July 2. Boerboom joined NDSU Extension in January 2010 as assistant director for agriculture and natural resources (ANR) and district director for five southeastern North Dakota counties. He served as interim Extension director for 4 1/2 months before being named director in May 2012. “I want to publicly thank Chris for the tremendous work he’s done as Extension director and wish him the best in his future,” said Ken Grafton, vice president for Agricultural Affairs; dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; and director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. “He has led Extension with integrity and steadiness through both positive times and challenges, and he will be missed at NDSU.” Grafton said an internal search will begin soon to find an interim director and that a national search will be carried out next year for a permanent director. “When I applied for my original position at NDSU as ANR program leader, I was drawn to the NDSU Extension Service because it has a genuine purpose of serving all the people of the state through a county-based, specialist-supported system,” Boerboom said. “In applying for the director position, I stated that I believed in Extension. I continue to believe that NDSU Extension is serving North Dakota extremely well and will continue to serve North Dakotans even better in the future. I know the success of Extension is safeguarded because of the dedication, passion and expertise of all the staff. “Lisa and I look forward to moving closer to and spending more time with our family,” he said. Boerboom earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and agricultural economics in 1984, a master’s degree in agronomy in 1987 and a doctorate in agronomy in 1989, all from the University of Minnesota. Before coming to NDSU, he was an Extension weed specialist in the Agronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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Grain kernels may stick together, forming a • Don’t try to pull a person out of grain. The crust or bridge that isn’t strong enough to support a grain exerts tremendous forces, so trying to person’s weight after the grain below it is removed; pull someone out could damage the person’s C. Don’t try to break a grain bridge or blockage loose spinal column or cause other damage. from inside the bin; D. Try to break up a vertical wall of grain from the • Cut holes in the bin sides to remove grain top of the bin, not the bottom, because the grain can if the person is submerged. Use a cutting collapse and bury you. torch, metal-cutting power saw or air chisel (Graphics courtesy of MidWest Plan Service, Iowa to cut at least two V- or U-shaped holes on State University) opposite sides or more holes equally spaced Using appropriate safety practices when around the bin. Grain flowing from just one working around grain is vital. hole may injure the trapped person and cause “Make sure everyone, including family the bin to collapse. and employees, working around stored grain Dust, Mold Pose Health Hazards understands the hazards and proper safety Even low-level exposure to dust and mold procedures,” North Dakota State University can cause symptoms such as wheezing, a sore (NDSU) Extension Service agricultural engithroat, congestion, and nasal or eye irritation. neer Ken Hellevang says. Higher concentrations can cause allergic “Too many people ignore safety practices reactions and trigger asthma episodes and and suffer severe injury or death while workother problems. Typical symptoms include ing around grain,” he adds. “They get trapped shortness of breath; burning eyes; blurry viin grain, tangled in auger flighting, or develop sion; light sensitivity; a dry, hacking cough; respiratory problems from exposure to grain and skin irritation. People may experience one dust and mold particles.” or a combination of these symptoms. Grain Bin Dangers In rare cases, severe symptoms, such as Never enter a bin while unloading grain headaches, aches and pains, and/or fever, may or to break up a grain bridge. Flowing grain develop. People’s sensitivity varies based on will pull you into the grain mass, burying you the amount and type of mold. In addition, cerwithin seconds. tain types of molds can produce mycotoxins, Stop the grain-conveying equipment and which increase the potential for health hazards use the “lock-out/tag-out” procedures to sefrom exposure to mold spores. cure it before entering the bin. Use a key-type The minimum protection for anyone workpadlock to lock the conveyor switch in the ing around moldy grain should be an N-95-rat“off” position to assure that the equipment ed facemask, according to Hellevang. This does not start automatically or someone does mask has two straps to hold it firmly to the face not start it accidentally. and a metal strip over the nose to create a tight Bridging occurs when grain is high in seal. A nuisance-dust mask with a single strap moisture content, moldy or in poor condition. will not provide adequate protection, he says. The kernels stick together and form a crust. A Other Dangers cavity will form under the crust when grain is Getting tangled in the unloading sweep removed from the bin. The crust isn’t strong auger is another major hazard. Entanglement enough to support a person’s weight, so anytypically results in lost feet, hands, arms, legs one who walks on it will fall into the cavity and frequently death due to the severe damage. and be buried under several feet of grain. 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RBR VECTOR 300

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• 370-HP CUMMINS • ALLISON AUTO • “DEEP SUMP” TANK • MERITOR #33,000 AXLES • BOOM WIDTHS: 90-150 FT • STAINLESS 1600, 2000,   and 2400 GALLON • SPECIALITY ALUMINUM BOOM

We Specialize In Providing Quality Application Equipment Our Equipment Provides:

Mobility • Capacity • Durability • Economics • Simplicity VECTOR

• 350-hp Cummins • Allison Automatic Transmissions • Comfortable Applicator Tab • 4WD / Mechanical Drive • Planetary Axles • Air Ride Suspension

WE ARE ALWAYS BUILDING! Drop by the shop and see what goes into building the “MOST PRODUCTIVE SPRAYERS” on the market today. Give Us a Call Today

SPECIALTY ALUMINUM BOOMS REMEMBER: Ag Trucks is Your Montana Dealer for SPECIALTY ALUMINUM BOOMS

• High Strength Aluminum Alloys • Light and Durable Construction • Engineered Welds • Outer Boom Sections Hyd Breakaway • 100, 120, 132-ft. widths • SS Plumbing

LOW HOURS!!!

2010 International 7400/Sprayflex Truck Sprayer

2013 Miller Condor GC-75

1300 hours, 1200 gallon SS tank, 100-ft. Mono-boom, hydraulic front wheel assist, Raven Envisio Pro, Smart Trac, Raven boom height, 2 sets of tires. Very Sharp and like New...... $205,000

2016 Apache 1220 PLUS 2

800 hours, 1200 gallon tank, 132-ft. Pommier boom, 2 sets of tires, Trimble FMX, Raven boom height, leather, every option. Like new...................................................................$230,000

2012 International Ag Trucks 1300-90 2012 International 7400 Ag Trucks Spray System 1300 SS gallon, 90-ft. boom, 335 hp, Allison automatic, auxiliary transmission, single rears, Trimble 750, 1998 Freightliner Marflex Truck Sprayer Field IQ, EZ Pilot, Raven boom height, Very nice....... 1250 gallon, 90-ft. , Cummins, Allison automatic, hydraulic .................................................................... $125,000 steering, Outback GPS. Many new updates........$70,000

335 hp Navistar, Allison automatic, deluxe cab, 2000 gallon SS tank, 124-ft. boom, 650 rear tires, Trimble 750 GPS

..............................................................$150,000

2005 Ag Chem Rogator 1076, 2000 hours, 1100 gallon tank, 90-ft. boom, Raven controller, auto steer, 2 sets of new tires, no drips, no leaks, no welds. Absolutely Immaculate!...........$105,000 Used Simonsen 8 ton spreader cart, 8 ton urea capacity, tandem walking beam axle, flotation tires, hydraulic drive, Raven 660 controller......................... CALL 1998 International 4900 New 1500 gallon tank and plumbing, 100-ft. boom, row crop tires, hydraulic steering, Trimble FMX, Field IQ, EZ Pilot........$70,000

Great Falls, Montana Steve Raska • 406-788-5361 Dave Bell • 406-899-7530

Garfield, Washington

Justin Honcoop • 509-338-7346

www.agtrucksandequipment.com

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• Individual Nozzle Control • Control Pressure Independent of Rate or Speed • Row-to-Row Liquid Fertilizer Uniformity While Automatically Changing Orifice Sizes Based on Rate or Speed • No Need to Change Orifices for Anhydrous Ammonia Apps

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