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NPSAS outgrows Aberdeen - moves to Fargo By Mikkel Pates

Agweek Staff Writer

ABERDEEN, S.D. — The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society will move its annual meeting and winter workshop from Aberdeen, S.D., to Fargo, N.D., in 2019 and probably beyond, the group announced in late January. The organization had held its annual winter gathering at Aberdeen’s Ramkota Inn for 13 years, but had outgrown the venue, said Susan Long, the group’s long-time office manager at LaMoure, N.D. The conference had been attracting 600 to 700 people annually. The group signed a contract with the Fargo Holiday Inn in part because of its capacity to hold up to 1,000 attendees and workshops and parking, and its willingness to accommodate NPSAS needs, including bringing in organic, locally-grown food, beef, pork and turkey to provide for the menu. “There were others that didn’t want to mess with it that were ruled out,” Long said. “They didn’t want to mess with it — peeling potatoes and carrots. Real food. They don’t open it up from a can. When we have potatoes we have real mashed potatoes.” The NPSAS has equal membership from North Dakota and South Dakota, and then Minnesota, and 20 other states, Canada and Germany,” Long said.

Waiting list The NPSAS had 54 vendors this year and 10 vendors on the waiting list. The NPSAS event has the feel of a family reunion with dozens of young children in attendance. It has grown with interest in organic agriculture, “regenerative” agriculture and consumer connections. Jonathon Moser, 32, started in April as the organization’s new executive director. For the past four years he’s been a small-acreage commercial vegetable producer near Streeter, N.D., where his father and brother run a cattle ranch and farm. Moser said the change will allow for networking, which is one of the most important parts of the event. This year’s conference ranged widely from topics on organic row crops, direct-marketing and regenerative agriculture farm systems and grass-based livestock, soil health, as well as food, family and community. There were no topics on fake organic imports, which had been one of the topics in 2017.

Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates Blaine Hitzfield, one of seven brothers in Seven Brothers Farm, at Madeira, Ind., near Fort Wayne, speaks at the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society.

Seven bros Blaine Hitzfield, one of seven brothers in Seven Brothers Farm, at Madeira, Ind., near Fort Wayne, discussed how his family’s “stacked-model” brings on production enterprises that match their resources — financial, production and people. It is not organic, but “100-percent grass-fed beef produced using regenerative practices.” The regenerative claim is not on the label, and the grass-fed concept is confusing because the U.S. Department of Agriculture allows feeding soy hulls and other nonstarch grain byproducts — including distillers’ grains — and still qualify as 100 percent grass-fed. “We don’t like to use the USDA labeling system, because it’s a broken system that doesn’t transfer any level of authentic value to the customer,” Blaine said.

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He said 90 percent of the U.S. meat labeled as grass-fed and most labeled as “Product of the USA,” is grown elsewhere. “What qualifies that is if the product is produced and processed in a USDA (approved) facility,” Hitzfield said. “That USDA facility can be off-shore. Most consumers wouldn’t know any better.” That’s just one of many “green-washing” areas of legalities and marketing that are concern for U.S. producers. The Hitzfield family produces pork and laying hens on 500 acres to “net a gross margin of over $5,000 an acre,” in part by marketing directly to consumers. They talked about how to use the internet to reach consumers for premiums. He said the farm captures about $1,000 more per beef animal than on the commodity market, or up to a 50 percent premium.

“The majority of consumers looking for organic, pasture-based natural foods are looking to the internet first,” he said. About 75 percent of the family’s sales are direct-marketed. He said the farm is focused on “beating the odds” and bringing new generations into their farms. Blaine said that his first test for a sustainable farm is one that has more than one generation working on it. Among his brothers, Blaine and two brothers focus on marketing. Blake oversees beef and pork. Two other brothers focus on 5,000 laying hens that are rotated on pasture. He said the company sells its “protein” as frozen, partners with flash-freezing and custom labeling, and delivers to Chicago and other nearby metropolitan areas.





Just how natural is organic farming? By Mischa Popoff Organic activists would like you to believe their brand pre-exists in nature the way fresh air and clean water do. It does not. It only exists because we have come up with a legal framework by which to define it. If we were to decide tomorrow that certain GMOs would be acceptable as organic, as President Bill Clinton and many leading academics suggest, we could rewrite the law. But the activists propound the notion that GMOs “contaminate” organic crops, as if we’re talking about dumping effluents into a pristine stream of brook trout. We’re not. We’re talking about politics.

Organic activists aim to sideline agricultural genetic engineering and prevent GMO farming from moving forward. It’s a devious gambit that’s worked marvelously: GMO flax, wheat, Golden Rice and innate potatoes are all on the sideline, some for more than a decade. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program only stipulates how and when substances like synthetic pesticides or fertilizers contaminate organic crops. Everyone knows these things can be harmful if misused. But there is nothing in America’s standards that explains how or when GMOs “contaminate” an organic crop. Organic farmers are only prevented from planting GMO seed due to a radical-political aversion to this science that thrives in urban organic circles.

Let’s be crystal clear. Not a single organic crop anywhere in America has ever lost organic certification as a result of pollen or plant-material drifting onto it from a GMO crop. The time has come for organic activists to stop creating controversy where none exists and for us all to look forward to the day when we might even see the world’s first certified-organic, genetically-modified crop. After all, it’s a matter of choice. Mischa Popoff is a former USDA organic inspector and farmer, the author of Is it Organic?, and a policy adviser for The Heartland Institute.

State farmer-owned cooperatives need protection By Mark Watne With the passage of the Tax Cut & Jobs Act in December, Congress and the administration promised historic tax relief. Unfortunately, it looks as if a lot of farmers won’t receive tax relief, given the current situation with Sec. 199, a tax deduction that is essential for farmers and farmer-owned cooperatives. In the rush to pass tax legislation, Sec. 199 — the Domestic Production Activities Deduction — was eliminated. Realizing the situation before the law was passed, Sen. John Hoeven included a new provision, Sec. 199a, which proved to be a more generous deduction than the original Sec. 199. The law now allows a 20 percent deduction of qualified business income and 20 percent deduction ­for qualified cooperative dividends. This provision prevented the negative treatment of cooperatives under the new law. Now, corporate grain companies are lobbying Congress for the elimination of Sec. 199a. Cooperatives are central to North Dakota’s economy, generating roughly $3.5 billion in gross business sales. These member-owned businesses pay tax on income kept within the cooperative for investment purposes and as a reserve, while surplus revenues from the cooperative are returned to the members, who pay tax on that income. Apparently, it was not enough for corporate interests to win the largest concessions of all from tax reform. They received a 40-percent reduction in taxes owed, they can

repatriate overseas earnings at still lower rates, and their provisions are permanent. We urge our congressional delegation to continue the important work they started in protecting our state’s farmer-owned cooperatives. We not only support Hoeven’s 199a provision but believe it should be made permanent

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FEB. 21-22 — International Crop Expo, Alerus Center, Grand Forks, N.D. Information: FEB. 21-22 — Montana State University Extension farm management workshop, Great Falls, Mont. To register contact Keri Hayes at 406-994-3511 or FEB. 22 — Minnesota Department of Agriculture “Down on the Farm: Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times” training, South Central College, North Mankato, Minn. Information: www.mdadownonthefarm.eventbrite. com. FEB. 28 — “Restoring Life in the Soil” event, National Energy Center of Excellence on the campus of Bismarck State College, Bismarck, N.D. RSVP to 701-250-4518, ext. 3, or by Feb. 20. MAR. 6 — Montana State University private applicator pesticide training program, Harlem, Mont. Information: event.html. MAR. 6 — Tile Drainage Research Forum, Century Theater at the NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo, N.D. Register at MAR. 6-7 — Western Crop and Pest Management School, Williston Area Recreation Center on the Williston State College campus, Williston, N.D. Information: Go to MAR. 7 — Agricultural Tile Drainage Design Workshop, Loftsgard Hall, Room 380, on the North Dakota State University campus, Fargo, N.D. Information: Go to




FEB. 13 — Northern Corn and Soybean Expo, Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. Information: https://ndsoygrowers. com/event/corn-and-soybean-expo/ FEB. 13-14 — Montana State University Extension farm management workshop, Choteau, Mont. To register contact Keri Hayes at 406-994-3511 or FEB. 13-14 — Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop, Holiday Inn, Fargo, N.D. Information: Go to FEB. 14 — Southwest Minnesota State University Farm Outlook & Education Seminar, Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of SMSU. Information: farmoutlook2018. FEB. 14-15 — Sustainable Farming Association Midwest Soil Health Summit, Bigwood Event Center, Fergus Falls, Minn. Information: FEB. 15 — Golden Triangle barley workshop, Pondera Shooting Sports Complex, Conrad, Mont. Information: Contact the Pondera County Extension Office at 406-271-4054 or FEB. 19 — Montana Alfalfa Seed Advisory Committee meeting, Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center, Billings, Mont. Information: FEB. 19-21 — 2018 Symposium hosted jointly by the Midwest Forage Association and the Wisconsin Custom Operators, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. Information: FEB. 20 — Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Annual Meeting, Grand Forks, N.D. Information: 218773-3633. FEB. 20 — International Souris River Study Board public meeting, Grand Hotel in Minot, N.D. Information: FEB. 20-21 — North Dakota Reclamation Conference, Astoria Hotel and Events Center, Dickinson, N.D. Information: FEB. 21 — Minnesota Department of Agriculture “Down on the Farm: Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times” training, Riverland College, Austin, Minn. Information: www.





Younggren elected VP of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association WASHINGTON — Dan Younggren of Hallock, Minn., was elected vice president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association by farmer representatives from across the country at the ASGA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He has served on the ASGA board of directors since 2008. Younggren is currently serving his second term as president of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association. He was elected to the RRVSGA Executive Committee beginning in 2008. Younggren is a fourth-generation sugarbeet, wheat and soybean farmer. The American Sugarbeet Growers Association represents approximately 10,000 growers in all 11 producing states.

KUHN presents $10,000 discount to contest winner BRODHEAD, Wis. — Mike Hayen, of Cogswell, N.D., was awarded a ceremonial check from Kuhn North America representing $10,000 off the purchase of a KUHN GMD 5251 TC center-pivot disc mower. The discount was Hayen’s prize for being randomly selected as the second winner of the KUHN Model GMD 280 Golden Giveaway, a contest he entered at the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo, N.D. Hayen has been farming since 1985. He runs a cow-calf operation and also grows corn and soybeans on about 4,500 acres.

The KUHN Model GMD 280 Golden Giveaway was a promotional contest held in 2017 to celebrate KUHN’s 50th year of disc mower innovation. Two winners were selected throughout the year after entering a random drawing at various farm shows across the United States. Each winner was given their choice of a free GMD 280 disc mower or $10,000 towards a higher-priced GMD or FC machine.

Towns promoted at SCR Dairy MADISON, Wis. — Travis Towns has been promoted to Midwest regional manager at SCR Dairy, where he will assist customers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois. Towns is based in Madison, Wisconsin. He has been with SCR for three years, where he has installed and supported animal health monitoring systems.

Skolness receives award from Farmers National Company OMAHA, Neb. — Eric Skolness, an Accredited Farm Manager from Glyndon, Minn., was recognized by Farmers National Company for his outstanding efforts in developing new business for the company in 2017. Skolness, a farm manager and real estate agent, received the top business development award for the year in a company-wide competition among 100 professional farm and ranch managers in a 28-state area.


Survey: U.S. farmland values rise By Jonathan Knutson Agweek Staff Writer

The number of U.S. farmland sales and the value of U.S. ag land that was sold both rose last year, a new national survey finds. But neither farmland values nor ag land sales rose much as overall land sales or land values, according to the annual survey released recently by the Realtors Land Institute and the National Association of Realtors. The survey, which measured the 12-month period ending in September 2017, found that the value of all U.S. land rose 3 percent, led by a 5 percent increase in residential land. In contrast, the value of irrigated agricultural land rose by 2 percent and the value of non-irrigated ag land rose by 1 percent in the same period. The survey attributes the ag increases “to commodity prices (which) generally stabilized from late 2016 to early 2017 after slumping since 2014.” Residential land sales rose 5 percent from September 2016 to September 2017, with com-

mercial land sales rising 4 percent. In contrast, sales of both irrigated ag land and non-irrigated ag land both rose 2 percent in the period. “With flat commodity prices making the growth in ag land sales modest compared to residential and commercial land sales, it’s encouraging to see the market as a whole still continue to strengthen,” Jimmy Settle, national president of the Realtors Land Institute, said in a written statement. The survey, which had more than 800 respondents, projects that U.S. ag land values will rise 1 percent from September 2017 to September 2018. In contrast, overall land values are estimated to rise 3 percent, with residential and commercial land each projected to rise 4 percent. The survey’s projected increase in 2018 ag land values — and the increase in land values from September 2016 to September 2017 — would appear to be at odds with anecdotal reports that poor crop prices put continued downward pressure on Upper Midwest farmland values and rental rates.

But lower input costs, high yields and continued low interest rates have helped to support farmland values and rental rates, at least in Minnesota, Terri Jensen, an Accredited Land Consultant who owns and operates MN Land Real Estate & Auction in Northfield, Minn., and the 2015 national president of the Realtors Land Institute, a Chicago-based professional organization, told Agweek. Two other things to consider: Ag economists and ag bankers sometimes say that farmland rental rates are “sticky,” which means that rental rates don’t rise as fast or as much as farmland values. So the current upturn in farmland values seen in the Realtors Land Institute survey may not be reflected immediately — or ever — in rental rates. Ag officials also say the Upper Midwest often lags national trends. To see the full Realtors Land Institute survey: land-markets-survey. Agweek’s Feb. 19 cover story will be the magazine’s annual look at farmland rental rate trends in the Upper Midwest.

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Agweek Publisher

little stack of cards sat next to our second grader Anika’s supper plate one night this past week. Yes, it’s supper, not dinner, on the prairie. We can debate that another time. After we filled our plates, Anika announced she had “family table” questions to ask. They were given out by our local extension agent at school. For years, my husband and I have spurred conversations at family meals. When our now-college-student son hit his late elementary years, we saw the need to encourage communication when he wasn’t sharing many details about school, friendships and struggles. I’ve written before about our key questions that touch on the best and worst parts of your day, one thing to improve on and, Anika’s favorite question, “What did you have for lunch?” The “family table” questions from North Dakota State University Extension Service dig into topics we’ve never addressed as a family. The first question Anika asked was, “Think about your day. If today were a color, what color would it be? Why?” I learned my husband had a gray day, which I wouldn’t have known otherwise. The rest of us described our day as teal, hot pink and orange. Anika went on to ask five more questions. The following night, it was my turn to ask the questions. I asked my husband, Nathan, “What hobby would you like to start or pick up again?” He said, “guitar,” which made us chuckle. I bought him a guitar at Marguerite’s Music in Moorhead, Minn., for his 30th birthday. That was 12 years go, and the guitar has only been used by my brother. Maybe, at age 42, this will be the year the hobby takes off. When I asked, “What’s your favorite fruit? How do you like it prepared?” I learned my family loves fresh pineapple more than watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe or my favorite, cherries. Pineapple for dessert coming right up. My girls and husband got up from the table to go to 4-H archery practice. I cleaned up the kitchen and thought about how we had just spent more time at the table than usual. We eat family meals together. We talk regularly. But I learned several simple yet new details about my husband and daughters I wouldn’t have if Anika hadn’t taken the initiative to spur the conversation. There was a proposal to reduce NDSU Extension Service funding for North Dakota counties with fewer than 2,000 people. It was taken off the table after an outpouring of support. My county population is about 2,600; we have far more cows than people. Knowing the funding situation, I have an even deeper appreciation for “The Family Table” outreach. The fruits of the program reached my rural county and daughter and have impacted our family. We haven’t made it through the list of questions, but our family meals are richer, and time shared together around the table is longer. Ironically, our family and consumer sciences county Extension agent retired at the end of January. She was in Anika’s classroom her last week of work. Sometimes our impact isn’t always seen or discussed, but little efforts can go a long way. This week, a little nudge served as a great reminder that family meals matter and make a positive difference in our family. For more information on NDSU Extension’s Family Table Challenge go to:

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USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018

Report forecasts less money in, more money out By Jonathan Knutson Agweek Staff Writer

U.S. agriculturalists on balance will make less money in 2018 than they did in 2017, a new government report projects. Farm-sector profits will fall in the Upper Midwest, too, though by less than the national average, the report finds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service on Feb. 7 released its 2018 Farm Income Forecast. Key findings of the report, presented by ERS economist Carrie Litkowski during an online presentation to the news media, include the following: ► 2018 net cash farm income is forecast at $91.9 billion, down 5.1 percent from 2017 and the least since 2009. ► 2018 net farm income is estimated at $59.5 billion, down 6.7 percent from 2017 and the least since 2006. Net cash farm income includes cash receipts from farming, as well as farm-related income, including government payments,

minus cash expenses. Net farm income, a broader measure of profits, incorporates noncash items, including changes in inventories and economic depreciation. The difference between net cash farm income and net farm income reflects, in part, whether crops and livestock raised in one year are sold in that year or a subsequent year. That decision affects inventories and consequently net farm income.

Less in, more out A short explanation of why farm-sector profits are projected to fall? More money going out, less money coming in. ERS projects that higher production expenses, declining crop and livestock receipts and lowered government payments will continue the estimated drops in net cash farm income and net farm income. Increased interest expense and higher fuel and hired labor costs will push up production expenses, ERS forecasts. Though soybeans and cattle/calves will fare relatively well in 2018, receipts for most other major crops and livestock groups, particularly

cotton and dairy, will decline, the report projects. Government payments are projected to fall $2.1 billion, or 18.6 percent, much of that due to large declines in Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments, ERS says.

Regional differences The report projects significant regional differences in farm-sector profitability. Though farm profits will drop nationwide, some areas will be hit less than others. The Northern Great Plains region — which includes North Dakota, South Dakota and most of Minnesota and Montana — will see a 3.5 percent drop in average net cash farm income for farm businesses in 2018, according to ERS. That compares with a projected average decline of 7.3 percent for all farm businesses nationwide. Cattle and calves are relatively important in the Northern Great Plains, so the projected upturn in their profitability this year helps cushion the overall decline in the region this year, ERS says. What the report calls the “Heartland” — an area that corresponds closely to what’s often referred to the Corn Belt — will see a 6.2 percent drop in

average net cash farm in 2016, according to ERS. Soybeans are important in the Corn Belt, and cattle and cattle/calves are common in parts of the region. Despite the projected 2018 downturn in farm profits, however, farm-sector solvency remains relatively strong by historic standards, Litkowski said. To see highlights of the forecast: www.ers. To see a fuller version of the forecast: farm-sector-income-finances/farm-sector-income-forecast/. The ERS’s mission “is to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making.” As part of that mission, the ERS releases annual farm income statement and balance sheet estimates and forecasts in February, August and November.


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MSU receives $1 million in USDA grants for crop protection

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana State University has received more than $1 million in federal grants to bring safer, more effective pest and disease management strategies to Montana farms and ranches. The grants are awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Crop Protection and Pest Management programs that support research and extension projects addressing critical state and regional pest management challenges to help ensure food security. Over a three-year period, MSU was awarded $300,000 through the USDA’s Applied Research and Development Program that will assist MSU’s Extension outreach and communication efforts on current and emerging crop diseases and pests. The USDA’s Extension Implementation Program Area awarded $873,000 over a three-year period to support MSU’s Extension Integrated Pest Management Programs includ-

ing the Schutter Diagnostic Laboratory. Both grants support applied research and extension training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. These grants will allow MSU to bolster training and outreach when it comes to integrated pest management, detecting new diseases and protecting crop exports destined for international trade.

Family farmers and ranchers tell their stories BILLINGS, Mont. — A new multimedia project tells the stories of family farmers and others challenging the corporate control and increased industrialization of U.S. food and agriculture. Homegrown Stories features primarily stories based in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Homegrown Stories website tells the stories through photographs, videos, audio and text interviews. The series is a project of the Western Organization of Resource Councils. Homegrown Stories covers a range of issues affecting family agriculture and rural communities, including local food production, livestock markets, trade agreements, healthy soil, con-

fined animal feeding operations, sustainable agriculture and alternative markets. The following area stories are included in the series: ► Steve Charter, Soil Regeneration, Shepherd, Mont. ► Rick Schwab, When A CAFO Comes to Town, Devils Lake, N.D. ► Doug Yankton, Spirit Lake Nation, Crow Hill, N.D. ► Kristi Mogen, Debunking Myths about CAFOs, Revillo, S.D. ► Aaron Johnson, Organic Producer, Madison, S.D. Homegrown Stories is available at www.

Minnesota teams up with the USDA to offer loan repayment program for veterinarians ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has been awarded seven veterinary shortage areas nominated by the Board of Animal Health in federal fiscal year 2018. These areas have been identified as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which reimburses qualified student loan debt in exchange for veterinarians working in rural areas of need.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, veterinarians graduate with an average debt load of $141,000. This debt makes it increasingly difficult for rural food animal practices to competitively recruit and retain qualified veterinarians. The VMLRP offers a solution by incentivizing service in designated shortage areas by paying off a portion of qualified loans. “Successfully matching veterinarians with shortage areas benefits everyone in the community,” says Courtney Wheeler, board veterinarian, who nominated Minnesota’s shortage areas this year. “Minnesota producers deserve access to quality and reliable veterinary care and veterinarians deserve to have the option to live and prosper in rural communities.” If selected, veterinarians must commit to at least three years in rural practice to receive $25,000 annually in loan repayments. In fiscal year 2017, three Minnesota veterinarians received VMLRP awards. VMLRP is accepting applications through March 16, 2018. The application can be found at vmlrp-applicants?utm_medium=email&utm_ source=govdelivery.

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We love coffee as much as the next guy, but having a Starbucks — or any other nationally recognized franchise — doesn’t put a town on the map. Some of the best places we know of aren’t much more than wide spots on two-lane roads. Take Regan, N.D., (pop. 44, plus or minus). Most people driving through this little town miss its many treasures, even though they’re “hidden in plain sight.” We have to admit that, on first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much to see. But a closer look shows a historic main street, one of the last remaining tworoom stone jails in the state, an event center, a commercial-grade kitchen and an American Legion Post. See over there? That’s the old county shop, now the home of JI Fabrication & Welding. JI has two full-time employees, manufactures continuous fence, cattle panels, windbreaks and more, and offers a full array of welding services. And the historic main street? It could easily be a movie set. The Stonewall has a long and interesting history, from its start as Regan State Bank to becoming a watering hole in the 1970s, with folks coming from all over to whet their whistles. Ask the “old timers” — they have stories! The little all-rock building used to belong to Bell Telephone, better known as “Ma Bell.” Any of y’all old enough to remember Ma Bell? We sure do. Back then it was a pretty big deal to go to in to the store and order — yes, order, not buyand-take-home — a brand-new telephone. Regan even has an event center that can be rented for dances, reunions and other special occasions. The cost is nominal, and it has an upstairs and also a full gym. A full-scale commercial kitchen is available for use, as well as the “new” (grade) school — that gives folks not just one, but two facilities to choose from. There’s plenty to do for the little ones, too. There’s a fabulous playground and park for the kiddies, with “old school” toys and a picnic shelter to boot. And last but not least, Regan boasts one of the few stone jails left in the state. You can walk right in and sit in a cell and take your picture — a little taste of history complete with tourism and photo opportunities. Bonus: Regan has high-speed internet AND a rural water system, too! And, a coffee pot that is always on. It may not be Starbucks, but the company can’t be beat. It’s part of small-town life — no matter who you drop in on, there’ll always be an offer of coffee and conversation. There’s no denying that Regan may look like a ghost town — by most standards, it practically is — but it still has possibilities. That’s what we see when we drive through Regan: the possibilities. We see a place for young families and retirees alike to enjoy a quality of life you just don’t find in the suburbs. We see possibilities for a bakery and/or other business endeavors using the commercial kitchen. We see “big city” executives using the event center for day-long retreats, in a setting you just can’t duplicate elsewhere. We see creative space for artists and photographers and … well, you get the picture. Take a look around your own rural town. And slow down and take a closer look when you pass by that “wide spot in the road” as you drive through. Peel back the layers. There’s so much more to be found than initially meets the eye.


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Soil Health Minute: Grazing cover crops By Abbey Wick

NDSU Extension Soil Health Specialist

A Jan. 22 “Grazing Cover Crops” workshop in Rutland, N.D. brought in farmers and ranchers from hundreds of miles away, which led to excellent discussion for various conditions and systems. We had five sessions led by North Dakota State University specialists and researchers, so I’ll highlight the top points from each session. Kevin Sedivec discussed full- and late-season cover crop options for biomass proABBEY duction and quality while still WICK being cost-effective. In general,  at least 30 days of growth is needed to get money back on seed costs when grazing cover crops. With a fall-seeded cover crop, like cereal rye, winter triticale or winter wheat (seeded by Aug. 15), it’s reasonable to get 30 days of grazing in fall and another 20-30 days of grazing in spring. For a full-season cover crop, there is the option to hay it (but don’t use brassicas in the mix because water content is too high) and then graze

the re-growth. In the fall-seeded mixes, Pasja turnip and radish are excellent with a small grain because of their cold tolerance. Marisol Berti covered the importance of species and variety selection for forage biomass and quality. Some varieties have double the yield of other varieties, so always ask for the name of the variety and then compare it with information in the Grazing Cover Crops booklet (available online: For example, purple top turnip will produce 1.8 tons per acre of biomass with total digestible nutrients of 71 percent, while the Winfred hybrid will put on significantly higher biomass of 2.5 tons per acre and total digestible nutrients of 78 percent when planted as a full-season cover crop. Purple top will not re-grow, whereas Winfred will because it was designed for grazing. When putting the biomass through livestock, getting extra tonnage of higher quality plus re-growth is likely worth the seed cost. Greg Lardy focused on nutrition for livestock and spent time talking about what the rumen needs. His motto: “Feed the microbes in the rumen first.” Microbes produce fatty acids through fermentation, and ruminants use these compounds

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for energy. Microbes also produce 80 to 100 percent of the protein needed by cattle, and a large portion of water soluble vitamins come from the microbes in the rumen. This is why the rumen and quality of forage available to feed the rumen is extremely important. Grazing cover crops in a vegetative stage is a priority because that is when quality is highest. The more mature the plant is, the more cellulose and lignin it has and the more difficult it is for the microbes to ferment. Miranda Meehan’s session focused on evaluating production and management — going into carry capacity and stocking rates. She went through the NDSU Grazing Calculator App which guides you through calculations to set the correct stocking rate using forage production and carrying capacity. Stocking rate is one of the most important grazing management decisions made by a farmer or rancher, and this app helps you get it right. Mary Berg shared information on compost and manure applications. There are many benefits to grazing cover crops with livestock versus hauling in manure or compost, one being that there is no cost for hauling if you let the animals spread it

Abbey Wick, Special to Agweek Marisol Berti, NDSU professor of forage production, shares information on variety and species selection for grazing

themselves. Another benefit is that the urine is an extremely important source of nitrogen because it is readily available. Fencing and grazing strategies can be used to help spread the manure and urine evenly across the field. More information on each of these topics can be found in the NDSU Grazing Cover Crops booklet posted on the NDSU Soil Health webpage (ndsu. edu/soilhealth).


Seeding decisions and the importance of variety trials By Emily Glunk Meccage Montana State University

While Punxsatawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter, it is never too early to start considering what you will be planting this spring. (Sorry, I had to throw a reference in to my Pennsylvania roots.) Whether planting an annual crop or in the processing of renovating a perennial Emily Glunk field, there are many resources available to help you decide Meccage what is best for you to seed. One of those tools are variety testing trials. Conducted both by universities and private industry, data from these trials can help producers decide which species and/or varieties might perform the best for their individual situation. Typically, when we are initiating a new variety trial, we try to have multiple sites throughout the state to evaluate each entry’s performance across varying climatic conditions. And in a state like Montana and others in the region, you know that it can be drastically different even just 100 miles away. Alfalfa variety trials are commonplace at many universities and have been conducted for many years. The number of entries in each trial can vary, but there is always a check variety included that is typically well-researched with fairly consistent yields, to which we can compare newer varieties performance. Researchers evaluate production and persistence, and even forage quality in some cases. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to watch Steve Norberg at Washington State University present his findings on research evaluating the economic importance of variety trials. He did an economic evaluation of what happened to production and crop value if you choose a top performing variety in the university variety trials or if you just randomly chose a variety, represented by the average of all entries in the trial. The results are pretty amazing, resulting in hundreds and even thousands of dollars difference to the producer each year. Over 23 years of the trial, the average potential benefit ranged from 0.2 to 1.1 tons per acre per year, and the maximum potential benefit, the difference between the top to the bottom-performing varieties, ranged from 0.7 to 3.5

tons per acre per year. His results were similar to California, where the differences in varieties over a 30-year period ranged from 1.1 to 3.5 tons per acre per year. This directly caused differences in net economic revenue, with producers who chose higher-performing varieties having economic impacts ranging from $2.51 to $114.50 per acre per year. The overall conclusion from Norberg’s study was that averaged over their 23-year period, farmers choosing one of the top three performing varieties would gain approximately 0.6 tons per acre per year, netting around $46.15 per acre per year compared to an industry yield average for their area. These results highlight the importance of variety testing and what it can mean for your on-farm production.

... farmers choosing one of the top three performing varieties would gain approximately 0.6 tons per acre per year... It does not take long to research variety trial results, and some companies will even provide them to you in the form of tech sheets or on their websites. All university testing is publicly available, usually on the forage or researcher’s website. You can find Montana State University’s at forage. We conduct not only perennial forage evaluations, but annual forage testing as well. If you are thinking about starting to produce a new species, or looking at a new variety, it is well worth your time to take a look at this data. To access Norberg’s study, you can search “Potential impact of Washington State Alfalfa Variety Testing from 1990 to 2013,” or log on to If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Editor’s note: Emily Glunk Meccage is an extension forage specialist and assistant professor at Montana State University. Her website is http:// forage/ and she can be reached at emily. or 406-994-5688. Dave Wichman is a research agronomist at Montana State University.

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COVER STORY Photos by Forum News Service /Agweek/Mikkel Pates The well-known slogan, “We Do Cows!” has been around since 2002. It predates the company’s name, “Leedstone Inc.,” which was established in 2013. COVER: David Tomsche, right, president and chief executive officer of Leedstone Inc., Melrose, Minn., and his partner and brother, Dan Tomsche.

MN firm has four generations of veterinary entrepreneurs By Mikkel Pates

Agweek Staff Writer

MELROSE, Minn. — The “We Do Cows” billboards make a big impression on Interstate 94 as people travel to and from the Twin Cities. Ag-savvy motorists often smile at the slogan, but few know Leedstone Inc. is a creative and transformative business in the region’s animal health industry. Leedstone is led by veterinarian brothers, David and Dan Tomsche. David, 61, is Leedstone’s president and chief executive officer. Dan, 62, is vice president. “It was always very natural that Dan and I work together,” David says. “We were raised like twins and always best friends. We are very different but offset each other’s strengths and weaknesses nearly perfectly.”

Daniel says they’ve helped each other be better and anticipate where the industry is heading. “It’s been a privilege to do business with family and friends,” he says, describe his as a support role. In two decades, the Tomsches have disrupted the region’s animal health supply business model, filling prescriptions from some 3,000 veterinarians nationwide. Along the way, they’ve become a leading dealer of some of the world’s most sophisticated and high-tech dairying equipment, including robots. Leedstone today has about 110 employees throughout the region. They are a pharmacy and retail store, with mail-order and dairy equipment entities. They sell dairy chemicals and supplies, and, lately, pet supplies.

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David and Daniel Tomsche followed their father, Edward J. Tomsche, and grandfather, Emil Joseph Tomsche, into veterinary medicine. Daniel’s son, Grant, is also a veterinarian through the University of Minnesota, and is on the board of Leedstone Inc.


The store The family’s veterinary heritage starts with their grandfather, Emil Joseph Tomsche, a 1929 graduate of Iowa State University veterinary college. In 1929, “E.J.” started a practice at Albany, Minn. Their father, Edward Joseph Tomsche, now 86, graduated from the University of Minnesota and joined in 1955, the year Dan was born. Edward built the practice to a two-town practice and worked with four veterinarian partners. He also worked in dairy farming and had ventures in fleet supply stores, an animal vitamin/ premix company, livestock auction market and bottled water. Dan and David grew up in Melrose and traveled with their father on work trips. Both followed their father at the UMN Veterinary College. Dan joined the Albany practice in 1981 and David joined at Melrose in 1983.

‘WE DO COWS’ CAME FROM DESPAIR People often ask: Where did that “We Do Cows!” slogan come from? Surprisingly, the light-hearted catch phrase was born from a “moment of great despair,” says David Tomsche, president of what is now Leedstone Inc. It was 2002, and David had left the veterinary practice to expand the animal health supply business. But the clinic suffered some setbacks so David returned as a practicing veterinarian from 2002 to 2007. One day at 2 a.m, David found himself driving home after delivering a beef calf on a farm where he’d never been before. “I was pretty sad, coming home,” David says. “I just said to myself aloud, ‘Here I am, not where I want to be anymore. And all I’m doing is, I’m just doing cows.’” The next day David was at an early meeting at Leedstone. They were looking for a billboard theme. “I said, ‘Here’s a thought I have: We Do Cows. What do we think? Is it too aggressive? Too awkward to put on a billboard?’” (The company sells artificial insemination supplies.) Negative responses were few. “Once it started to work, we pushed it hard,” Tomsche says. They billboarded their route supply trucks, their catalog. And it branded their catalog, eventually beginning to usurp the name of the company. Today, the main brand is Leedstone and the catchy slogan is targeted to primarily for dairy services.

The 1980s were tough for dairy producers. Most dairies then milked 50 to 70 cows. The “on-call” demands on veterinarians were “overwhelming,” David says. In 1989, David and Dan began a route truck business to deliver chemicals for milking system sanitation. Accounts receivable were getting uncomfortably large. Finances became more challenging when the IRS “encouraged” veterinarians to accrual accounting systems — paying taxes based on their inventories and when the services were rendered, not when they were paid as had been traditional. In 1994 David gained notoriety when he traveled to Japan and saw his first robotic dairies. For several years he consulted for Japanese dairies and Wagyu beef producers. (Today, Leedstone has an export business specializing in dairy/beef business in Japan.)

Sawdust sale In 1995, David and Dan went to the five veterinary partners with an idea for a new, separate business — a warehouse-like store that operated on a cash-and-carry basis. They said the warehouse would compete with the veterinary partners’ existing business, which also sold products. Two of the five partners joined “Stearns Farm and Feed.” The warehouse had front-loading docks designed for producers to come to town to pick up bags of feed and pre-mix. About 95 percent of their business then came from their veterinary clients. The Tomsches wanted their warehouse store to look full, but they couldn’t spend much to do it. So they bought “semi-loads of sawdust in bags — to use as animal bedding,” David says. The sawdust bags cost 25 cents a bag and offered the right ambiance. “I remember unloading the semis myself — by hand,” David says. Next, they waded into dairy’s so-called “steel” business — selling, installing and servicing stainless steel milking and milk systems, as producers shifted away from stanchions and toward milking parlors. In about 2003, the Tomsches contracted with a pharmacist and separated Stearns Farm and Feed from the veterinary practice. Later, they changed the name to Stearns Veterinary Outlet and Pharmacy, and later simply Stearns Vet Outlet. “I thought it defined what our intention was — low-cost products like an outlet store,” David recalls.

One of Leedstone Inc.’s distinguishing characteristics is a pharmacy that is open to the public, in addition to filling prescriptions for as many as 3,000 veterinarians throughout the country.

They started a catalog and soon were filling orders from all over the country. Cattlemen ordered products on Monday through Wednesday. The products often are perishable and had to be delivered by the weekend. As a counter-cyclical move, they added a pet supply business and later he learned that pet owners often order on the weekend. Mondays are “tipped-over” busy, he says. “At the beginning, that overwhelmed us,” David recalls. In about 2007, a large pharmaceutical manufacturer came to David to say that his catalog no longer could advertise prices below certain levels. It was “to protect pricing for the local veterinarian,” David says. The Tomsches acquiesced — listing the prescribed pricing in the catalog but implying producers could get better prices face-to-face. They added eight field staff from New York to North Dakota.

Steel and robots In 2010, David brought in Brendon van der Hagen as a chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Van der Hagen has been instru-

mental in tripling the business while maintaining an employee-friendly culture. In 2013, a Minneapolis marketing consultant urged the Tomsches to change the name — again. They became “Leedstone,” named for an early settlement in Stearns County that is now the city of St. Martin, Minn. It was an area where their grandfather often practiced veterinary medicine. Their pet supply company became “Muddy and Inca,” named for David’s two pet dogs. The Tomsches have evolved in their sales of stainless steel milking systems. They started with Westfalia, which merged with Surge and eventually became GEA Farm Technologies. In about 2010 they added Lely systems, specializing in robotic box-type milkers. Leedstone has installed 140 robotic systems in Minnesota and North Dakota on about 60 farms. A service tech team of more than 25 can remotely monitor any of the more than 130 robots in the two states. The average is two or three robots per farm, but some have eight or nine. In 2017, Leedstone began to handle GEA Farm Technologies systems — a rotary platform VETERINARIANS: Page 14

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with robots in each stall — as producers strive to reduce labor. There are four of the systems in North America. One is under construction in North Dakota and another in central Minnesota. A top GEA official recently predict that 40 or 50 percent of U.S. dairy herds will be milked by robots in the next five to seven years — up from about 2 percent today.

Frontier war David says he “never meant to declare war” on the bottom line of veterinarians — his family’s chosen profession — but “to some people that’s how it was viewed.” Veterinary is the last medical area where the “prescriber does most of the dispensing,” he says, noting that’s not the case for human dental or optometry. “In most states, veterinarians have the right to say, ‘I will not write a prescription. You have to buy (the pharmaceuticals) from me.’ And we deal with that every single day.”

Today, about 90 percent of their business is from outside their immediate area. As Leedstone expands, Dan is still practicing veterinary medicine with Minnesota Veterinary Associates, based at Melrose, Sauk Centre, Rice and Little Falls. Dan’s son, Grant, also is a veterinarian in that practice and is on the board of Leedstone. “I remind our sales team and employee base that we work for the dairy farmer. They get up at 2 a.m. to check a cow that’s having a calf. The beef farmer does the same thing,” David says. ”They often work in brutal cold. It’s not easy work by any means, and it’s not the most financially rewarding profession in the world. We have to pass on as many savings to them as we can.” And economic downturns are an opportunities. “That’s when we grow the most, because then people are reluctantly willing to ask the uncomfortable question from their veterinarian: ‘Will you write a prescription for me?’”

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‘For future generations:’

Wildlife advocate organizations seek cooperation in conservation By Iain Woessner

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DICKINSON, N.D. — Wildlife groups and landowners are finding a common purpose, and considerable success, in conservation and land-use efforts. They are working together to build an intersection between private enterprise and public interest with regards to North Dakota’s greatest treasure: its land. “Yes, it is our desire and that of lots of sportsmen, hunters and anglers, that there be partnerships with farmers and ranchers and landowners with wildlife agencies to provide these opportunities,” Wayne Beyer, president of the North Dakota Wildlife Foundation and director of the Wahpeton City Parks and Rec department, said. “There’s an understanding that wildlife groups need to work together better to provide these opportunities.” Beyer, together with a conference of 18 different wildlife agencies, including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation and Pheasants Forever, have been working with landowners like Byron Richard to provide spaces where wildlife conservation, raising livestock and sporting can all take place. “We recognize there’s lots of other outdoor recreation interest ... bird watching, wildlife watching, (and) most of our state is private land, there’s plenty of farmers and ranchers who do great jobs out there with wildlife habitat,” Beyer said. “We do hope we can get the groups working together to expand.” The Richard Angus Access Project is designed as a Private Land Open To Sportsmen (PLOTS). Richard was recognized by the ND Wildlife Foundation with a soil conservation award at a recent banquet in Bismarck. He said that the recognition was thanks primarily to infrastructure improvements he’d put into the land. “I think the fact that we were going out there and developing the fence infrastructure, putting that wildlife-friendly fence in, put the cattle in ... to allow the fords and riparian areas time to heal up,” Richard said. “What it has (done) is it (has) enhanced wildlife activity down there.” Installing water pipelines on the property and establishing a water infrastructure has also been an important aspect of the development, Richard said.

He offered praise to the wildlife organizations that worked with him. “They are very forthcoming in assisting with education and also funds, to entice people to look at different practices that benefit wildlife,” Richard said. “They kind of come across as a liberal organization, but we need to look at incentivization and education, not regulation.”

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Beyer said that there are “definitely” revenue sources available through several different agencies that can help incentivize other land owners to offer their livestock lands for conservation opportunities. Beyer said land owners already have an interest in preserving their land for future generations. “I think often, in most cases, they’re great stewards of the land,” he said. “These just present other opportunities to benefit from their wise use of conservation. A lot of our groups, we’re looking to get young people out in the field, so providing space is critical to getting them out there. We’re looking to future generations also, where it provides spaces for outdoor folks to get out there.” There’s a wide variety of agencies who provide assistance and incentives for specific wildlife preservation activities. Beyer said that your point of contact, should you be interested in finding conservation use for your land, will depend on the habitat you have. Those who want to put land up for PLOTS use will need to contact the N.D. Game and Fish Department. “There are other groups that have done excellent on-the-ground projects,” Beyer said. “It’s probably specific to what the property may be and who would be interested.”

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Ubiquitous: Will dicamba beans take off in 2018?

NDSU economist wonders if defensive effect was the plan By Mikkel Pates

Agweek Staff Writer

BISMARCK, N.D. — There will be a significant increase in dicamba-soybean production in 2018, says a North Dakota State University Extension Service economist who wonders if that was the strategy from the start. “The farmers I talk to are almost all going to grow dicamba soybeans this year because they don’t want to be exposed to the risk,” said David Ripplinger, an NDSU assistant professor of agricultural economics and bioenergy and bioproducts economist, speaking in a recent Farm and Ranch Economic Summit in Bismarck, N.D., hosted by the NDSU Extension Service and the North Dakota Farmers Union. “I’m hesitant to think that someone in St. Louis (the home of Monsanto) did not think of this.” Monsanto, BASF and Dupont all came out with dicamba-resistant soybeans in 2017. Farmers in the Upper Midwest saw widespread leaf cupping of non-dicamba beans

that were highly sensitive to the chemical, but August rains made losses hard to quantify. The situation led to changes in state labels for the chemical in 2018. Robert Fraley, Monsanto executive vice president and chief technology officer, who has spoken in Fargo several times on the technology, did not immediately return phone inquiries to comment on Ripplinger’s theory. Ripplinger thinks dicamba beans will “become nearly ubiquitous, absolutely” in 2018 and said it seems possible that that was the strategy. “What we’re hearing is that most producers are interested in producing dicamba soybeans, not necessarily because of the inherent benefits of dicamba, but to protect against dicamba drift,” he said. With the “extremely high adoption” rate it’s “almost logical to think that this is a natural result of introducing this technology, where the easiest risk management for non-dicamba producers initially is to adopt it and avoid that risk,” he said. Many of the developers and promoters

Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates Soybeans hit with dicamba damage have “cupped” and “blistered” leaves, and reduced production from blossoms that die on top, and blossoms that produce two pods instead of three.

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Managing ‘N’ for economics, the environment MN thinkers consider challenges, benefits By Mikkel Pates

Agweek Staff Writer

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Would the “best practices” for fertilizer application be enough to prevent water contamination? What restrictions will society impose, and to what effect? Can we afford it and who should pay the bill? These are some of the questions answered at the fourth annual Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference, Feb. 6 in St Cloud, Minn. About 130 regulators, scientists and ag professionals gathered for the event, hosted by the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Matt Helmers, an Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is on the nitrogen science team involved in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. That’s part of a Hypoxia Action Plan, generated in 2008 by the Iowa’s Hypoxia Task Force, which includes state and federal officials. Several Mississippi River drainage states including Iowa have a goal of reducing nitrogen in the Mississippi River by 45 percent by the year 2045. Some in agriculture think that’s too aggressive. About 20 to 30 percent of the nutrients come from poultry, hogs and cattle in Iowa. “To reach the goals, farmers may need to use cover crops that provide long-term benefits but not short-term benefits,” Helmers said. “They may need to install wetlands, bioreactors or saturated buffers.” ISU works with SERA 46 (Southern Extension Research Association), a multi-state group to educate producers and other stakeholders on what we can do to reduce nitrogen delivery to downstream water bodies, particularly the “hypoxic zone” of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Growers Association’s efforts to study the true causes and effects of hypoxia, a fertilizer-fed algae bloom. Sodeman said “mineralized nitrogen” comes from soil naturally and will always affect water quality, regardless of what agriculture does. Eliminating all crops would reduce water nitrogen to 2 parts per million (ppm) to 10 ppm, compared to 10 ppm to 25 ppm, sometimes seen today. The highest amounts are in the cases where “bad actors” have caused excesses, or in periods of droughts followed by untimely, excessive moisture. Sodeman says producer checkoffs on fertilizer sales generate about $1 million annually in Minnesota and about $3 million in Illinois to help pay for the burgeoning research efforts. To compare, Helmers said Iowa officials have estimated it might cost a whopping $750 million a year — three quarters of a billion — to address the problems. Helmers said there might be some offsetting “small business opportunities,” including seeding and managing cover crops, land improvement designers and contractors.

There is less nitrogen loss in July and August because the crop is using a lot of the water available to it. Fernandez and Jerome Lensing, an advanced nutrient management specialist with the Min-

nesota Agricultural Water Resource Center, are leading a similar conference — the 10th Annual Nutrient Management Conference — to be held Feb. 20 in Mankato, Minn. That conference widens topics to phosphorus and sulfur.

LEFT: Matthew J. Helmers, an Iowa State University professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Ames, Iowa. MIDDLE: Steve Sodeman of St. James, Minn., retired independent crop consultant and educator and former Minnesota Corn Growers Association board member. RIGHT: Fabien Fernandez, a UMN associate professor of nutrient management in the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water and Climate

Who will pay? “I think states are struggling on who pays for this, should there be some shared responsibility?” Helmers acknowledged. Sodeman is among those who point out that hypoxia is focused on saving the Gulf shrimp industry while that faces much larger concerns from capital costs, labor and foreign competition — even inland shrimp production competition like Balaton and Luverne in Minnesota. The U.S. has been producing more bushels of corn per unit of nitrogen fertilizer, Helmers said. Crop yields have increased, but nitrogen applications have gone down. At the same time, the nitrogen content in a bushel of corn has gone down from 1.3 percent to about 1.1 percent over 30 years. “We are breeding for bushels of corn per acre — maybe not protein or nitrogen content of the grain,” Helmers said. Fabien Fernandez, a UMN associate professor in the soil, water and climate who helped organize the event, talked about nitrogen timing research. He said farmers can cut the potential for nitrogen leaching into groundwater by minimizing applications in April, May and early June, when 70 percent to 75 percent of the potential for loss occurs. He suggests applying small amounts of nitrogen shortly after planting and then during side-dress application time, particularly in the central sand irrigated regions.

There were state efforts to reduce nutrient levels prior to when the SERA 46 group was established, Helmers said. “Historically we’ve been concerned about sediment loss and nutrient loss, but there weren’t defined goals,” Helmers said. More recently they’ve focused less on nitrogen losses through leaching to groundwater and tile lines. Some in agriculture are concerned about the costs. Steve Sodeman of St. James, Minn., a recently retired independent crop consultant and educator, has been a leader in the Minnesota Corn 18 Monday, February 12, 2018 / AGWEEK

A somewhat smaller gathering of 130 ag professionals gathered for the fourth annual conference titled: “Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity,” Feb. 6, in St. Cloud, Minn.

Photos by Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates A small Minnesota lake lies at the foot of farmland near Fergus Falls, Minn. Farmers are working to improve fertilization techniques to save input costs and keep the environment clean.

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Wintertime in the Midwest is certainly the time of year to be indoors. Wild, pent-up children need a release, and youth sports are a big business in many communities and a sacred component of rural America. High school programs are extending their reach and involving children of younger ages in their “feeder programs.” This comes with a hefty amount of work, investing time and energy putting together great opportunities for learning and play for their future athletes. Though fleeting, the memories of the experiences of participation in youth sports tend to stay with kids their entire lives. As a former collegiate-athlete-turned parent-volunteer-coach of young children, I’m constantly reminded of what the game is truly about, and how many life lessons young children can walk away with and how impactful this time can be. 1. Do your best. Have fun. It does seem cliché doesn’t it? I can assure you, after a lifetime of youth sports and an athletic career that took me through my college years, the years that I had the most fun are still the most memorable ones. The coaches who allowed fun to be had but had high expectations of hard work are still my favorite, regardless of the sport or season’s outcome. 2.  Be thankful for volunteer coaches.  When parent volunteers step forward, this is so special in youth sports. In the athletic climate we have these days, sometimes the effort goes unnoticed or seems expected. Let me tell you, anyone who steps up to accept the challenge has my vote! Youth sports would not exist without volunteers, on and off the field. 3. The things your children remember aren’t always the wins and losses. Sure, winning is fun, only liars and losers will tell you different. Teaching kids to be champions at heart and hard workers is worth every bit of time and sweat invested in their season. 4. Every team will hold a special place in their memories. No matter where kids end up, or who they play for, each team and coach they played for will reserve a special place in their heart. If you have the opportunity to coach a child, making the experience positive is the most important thing to do. Small things you can do and say to make each child feel special and needed by their team will make the experience memorable. 5. Surround yourself and your child with quality people.  This is important. When you select a travel ball team to play with, getting on a team with great parents, coaches and players will make the season the best it can be. 6. Remember, these years don’t last forever. Before you know it, your little one will be done with sports as you know it. (Then you’ll be pining away until your grandchildren can play!) Soak up every moment. Fuel your young athlete for Cristen Clark/Special to Agweek a long day of ball games Children can walk away with many with a bright, colorful yogurt life lessons from playing youth sports. breakfast bowl!

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Cristen Clark/Special to Agweek A yogurt breakfast bowl makes for a great start to a busy day.

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International Crop Expo returns

17th year in Grand Forks, ND By Jonathan Knutson Agweek Staff Writer

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The International Crop Expo began 17 years ago as the fusion of three small farm shows. It’s grown into a longstanding success that’s regarded by some as the unofficial end of the area’s general-farm-show winter season. The event returns Feb. 21-22 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. Roughly 4,000 people and 170 exhibitors are expected to attend. It begins at 9 a.m. both days and ends at 5 p.m Feb. 21 and 4 p.m. Feb. 22. Admission and parking are free. “We think there’s a lot of good speakers and good information again this year,” said Lionel Olson, an agronomist with Integrated Ag Services in Northwood, N.D. who has helped to manage the show for many years. The Crop Expo — created by the combination of events hosted individually by small grains, potato and soybean groups after the Alerus Center opened — will again host educational sessions geared specifically to spuds, small


grains and soybeans/dry beans. But many sessions are of general interest and can benefit people involved in other aspects of ag, too, Olson said. Two examples: presentations on grain marketing and pest management using unmanned aerial vehicles. Historically, the Crop Expo has stressed its two keynote speakers, one on each of its two days, and that’s the case this year, too, Olson said. At 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Matt Roberts, an ag economist and national speaker on the grain and energy markets, gives the first keynote presentation. He’ll provide an economic summary and outlook for key markets and examine trade policy and issues. At 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Russ Tweiten, vice president of agribusiness consulting and succession retirement planning for AgCountry, gives the second keynote presentation. He’ll provide an overview of the succession planning process. His presentation includes a discussion with four agriculturalists: Chuck Nelson of Thompson, N.D., Deb Gebeke, Mark Lemley and Josh Ihry, all of Hope, N.D.

Nick Nelson/Agweek The 2017 International Crop Expo concludes Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

Both succession planning and market factors are important issues drawing widespread interest in agriculture, Olson said. As in past years, the potato segment will attract national potato industry leaders. This year, the list includes Blair Richardson, president and CEO of Potatoes USA, the nation’s potato marketing agency, who will speak at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21, and John Keeling, executive vice president of the National Potato Council, which represents potato growers on federal legislative, regulatory, environmental and trade issues, who will speak at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21. The potato program also includes a presentation at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 by Daryl Ritchison, interim director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weath-

er Network, on inversion monitoring through NDAWN, which consists of 91 weather stations in North Dakota and border regions of surrounding states. Many agriculturalists will be interested in Ritchison’s presentation, Olson said. The show’s exhibit space is full again this year, with exhibitors offering services and products aimed at a wide range of agriculturalists, not only one involved with wheat, soybeans and potatoes, Olson said. Most attendees come from within 100 miles of Grand Forks, N.D., in the northeast part of the state. That area includes Canada, which helps to explain the event’s full name. More information:


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Regular farm meetings critical for long-term success By Amanda Radke Special to Agweek

Among the challenges faced by agricultural families is navigating the dynamics of a multi-generation family operation. Working alongside relatives, dealing with in-laws, off-farm siblings and different work and communication styles can be difficult at times, and problems are even more magnified when conversations about transitioning the operation to the next generation begin to take place. What is fair? Is it always equal? What is sweat equity worth? Are my ideas valued by the family? Is my hard work appreciated? Should I invest my time and energy into the operation not knowing whether I’ll truly have the opportunity to advance into a leadership position? What are the intentions of the land-owning older generation? How will I afford to purchase my siblings’ shares? These are a few of the many questions I’ve asked myself in the last eight years while ranching with my husband alongside my parents. I’ve seen these questions asked and answered in a variety of ways — some good, some bad, some ugly — and as a result, I’ve had to take a closer look at the reality of my own situation and come to terms with what the future might hold and how we’ll handle it smoothly as a family. I recently had the opportunity to listen to Elaine Froese, a Canadian seed farmer, certified Hudson Institute coach and professional farm advisor, speak at a young producers meeting in Shelby, Mont. Froese shared advice from her recent published work, which she co-wrote alongside Megan McKenzie, titled, “Farming’s In-Law Factor: How to Have More Harmony and Less Conflict on Family Farms.” “Families who have regular business meetings are 21 percent more profitable,” Froese said. This makes sense because plans, intentions and managerial decisions can be clearly communicated to all parties during regular meetings. Without open lines of communication, things begin to fall through the cracks. Even the best discussions are null and void at the loss of a loved one if details are not laid out in a succession plan. Yet, when Froese asked how many people in the crowd had an official plan documented in writing, a whopping 54 percent of attendees said they had not started the transition planning process. “Many farm families are feeling a deep sense of guilt knowing they should be having business meetings, but they just don’t seem to get around to it,” Froese writes in her book. “The key factor is understanding why you need to meet. Answering the ‘why’ before the ‘how’ will build a strong case for change. People need to know why something is important before they will commit to the process.” So what is your “why?” As the older generation makes plans to transition the operation, they must consider important factors, such as funds for retirement and long-term care in a nursing home or assisted living, treating all children fairly and maintaining familial relationships, and keeping the business intact, just to name a few. Accomplishing these priorities can be a difficult task, considering the many

Photo courtesy of Elaine Froese “Families who have regular business meetings are 21% more profitable,” says Elaine Froese, a Canadian seed farmer, certified Hudson Institute coach and professional farm advisor.

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3 ND refineries start using it Purple kernels By Mikkel Pates

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Three ethanol refineries in North Dakota are working to source large volumes of Enogen corn for 2018. It’s a variety that includes an enzyme that helps convert starch to sugar, making the product more valuable for ethanol production. Three ethanol refiners — Tharaldson Ethanol of Casselton, Blue Flint Ethanol of Underwood, N.D., and Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, Spiritwood, N.D. — are offering an extra 40 cents a bushel for the product, according to a North Dakota State University agricultural economist. There is no additional cost for the seed, but there are likely logistics and separation costs and risks. “That’s not 40 cents for free. That’s 40 cents to manage this crop,” said Dave Ripplinger, an NDSU professor speaking at a Farm and Ranch Economic Summit in Bismarck, N.D. Ripplinger said traditionally ethanol refiners have to procure these enzymes from a chemical company. Enogen has been on the market since 2011. North Dakota refiners have been “middle-term adopters,” Ripplinger said. They’re now looking to secure up to 16 million bushels of the Enogen corn. The state produces about 428 million bushels of corn, so the amount is about 4 percent of the total. Ryan Thorpe, chief operating officer at Tharaldson, said his company has built separate handling facilities for the Enogen corn.

The corn is easy to distinguish because every third kernel is purple, something like Indian corn. He said the corn for the plant is sourced in the Casselton area, probably from 75 to 100 farmers who contract with Syngenta with a Casselton delivery point. The farmers only get the full 40-cent premium if they use a package of crop protectants prescribed by Syngenta. Tharaldson started bringing it in in January and started using it Feb. 1. “We use a 15 percent inclusion rate and will use it for the next six months straight,” Thorpe said. He said the ethanol plant has a commitment to continue using it for the next three years. Phil Coffin, chief marketing officer for Midwest AgEnergy, which owns Blue Flint and Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, said those bio refineries are running a pilot program in the first quarter of 2018 using Enogen corn. “We have contracted sufficient acreage for the upcoming 2018-19 crop year to operate our plants year around using Enogen,” he said. “We have a multi-year agreement to use Enogen corn in our plants.” The two plants are each producing 70 million gallons of ethanol per year. At standard ethanol yields, this will require 7.5 million bushels of Enogen corn or about 55,000 acres of the crop each year at the state average yield, Coffin said. In the ethanol process, the first process is to mill it. Next is adding an enzyme to turn the starch to sugar. The sugar is fermented by yeast into alcohol, Ripplinger said.

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TOP: Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates Blue Flint Ethanol, right, marked 10 years of production in 2017. The plant initially was rated at 50 million gallons per year of ethanol production. It now uses 24 million bushels of corn to produce more than 70 million gallons of ethanol fuel per year. The company otherwise wasted steam from the Coal Creek Station electric generation facility, left, to cut costs and add to environmental values for the facility. BOTTOM: Photo courtesy of Midwest AgEnergy Enogen corn, used in ethanol production, features purple kernels.

Enogen is said to reduce the viscosity of corn mash and can cut costs for natural gas, other energy, water and chemicals. “In this case, the enzyme that is added is actually in the corn. Instead of being bought and added at the facility, when they mill it, it’s present,” he said. “Our plants substitute 15 percent of our corn feedstock with Enogen corn to provide the optimum level of enzyme in each batch,” Coffin said. Farmers can’t market Enogen in normal commercial markets. “As they deliver the corn, it’ll be tested at the facility and obviously needs to test positive for that trait,” Ripplinger said. Farmers have to weigh the time it takes to find

a separate field to produce Enogen corn. They must harvest and keep the corn separate and must ship it to the refinery on-call. “The pitch for this technology is made by Syngenta and their Northrup King representatives,” Ripplinger said. “It’s kind of a package deal,” he explains, with the seed and delivery arrangements linked. In Nebraska, some farmers are considering whether to add Enogeto cattle rations. Enogen first was introduced in 2011. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has conducted a series of studies on Enogen Feed hybrids being fed to feedlot cattle although feed efficiency results were inconclusive as of a 2018 report.

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Biorefinery asks Grand Forks County to help it sell $80 million in bonds By April Baumgarten Forum News Service

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A company that wants to build a biorefinery north of Grand Forks, N.D., has asked the county to issue $80 million in bonds on its behalf. The Grand Forks County Commission approved during a Tuesday, Feb. 6, meeting a resolution that sets the stage for a public hearing for the Red River BioRefinery bond. The $80 million bond has not been approved, but if the commission does say yes, the county would facilitate selling the bonds for the company. The bonds also would be tax-exempt. A subsidiary of the Wisconsin-based renewable energy company BioMass Solution, Red River BioRefinery plans to build an 80,000-square-foot facility on an 11-acre plot of land north of Simplot, according to a Grand Forks city staff report. The company will use biological waste from food processors in the region — for example, waste from sugar beets and potatoes — and turn it into ethanol, said Keith Lund, president and CEO of the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp. It then would sell the ethanol in Canadian and

Californian markets, according to the report. The company has been hesitant to release details on the project. Citing trade secrets, the Commerce Department redacted certain information from a June 2016 application, which did not include information about the proposed site and size. The application also said the company was “shooting for the 2017 sugar beet campaign,” according to Grand Forks Herald archives. Jacek Chmielewski, a principal owner with BioMass, told the Herald on Wednesday, Jan. 7, the company is still working out the details of the project, and he declined to disclose the estimated cost or timeframe of completion for the biorefinery. In September, the Grand Forks City Council approved a five-year declining tax exemption in the amount of $456,600. The bond, if issued, would go toward financing the project. The county is not liable for the bond, Lund said, adding the bond would not result in a tax increase for residents. The county must give a two-week notice for a public hearing before it votes on the bond.

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Drought may continue in parts of ND By Kimberly Wynn Bismarck Tribune

BISMARCK — The drought North Dakota experienced in 2017 could continue into 2018, according to Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and professor of climatological practice at North Dakota State University. That may be the case, even though the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a greater chance for wetter and colder than normal weather in February and March, he said. “There is not a huge snowpack in the Plains,” said Doug Kluck, a climatologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, pointing out that, in Montana, snowpack was 2 to 4 inches in depth this week. As far as drought is concerned, Kluck indicated that western North Dakota will continue to be a problem area as spring runoff will “not be significant enough to remove that drought area.” Even though this winter has had some cold spells, overall conditions up to this point are near normal. However, the season-to-date

snow deficit for Bismarck was about 15 inches. “The lack of snow is concerning in areas scarred by the worst drought to hit North Dakota since 2006,” Akyuz said. “While coming into spring, we are as vulnerable as we get.” The U.S. Drought Monitor released data on Thursday that indicted nearly 97 percent of the state is abnormally dry. About 61 percent is still experiencing moderate drought. The NOAA’s estimation of the 2017 drought’s economic impact for North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota is $2.5 billion, Akyuz said. “If last spring repeats, the accumulated impact of drought could result in even higher numbers this year,” he said. Based on his experience and the CPC’s past performance, he doesn’t think the center’s forecast for the spring is reliable enough for North Dakotans to lower their guard against a continuation of the 2017 drought into 2018. “Therefore, the best mitigation measure is to prepare for it as if it will continue into the 2018 growing season,” he said.

Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune A lack of snow cover this winter as shown in a corn stubble field north of Bismarck is an example of the possible continuation of last year’s drought in North Dakota.



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Dakota organic farmers finesse cover crops By Mikkel Pates

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ABERDEEN, S.D. — Cover crops are a relatively new thing in the region’s agriculture, and they carry special challenges for organic producers who don’t have chemical solutions to fall back on to control weeds. One panel at the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society annual meeting and convention in Aberdeen, S.D., in late January addressed how cover crops work for organic farmers in different settings in the Dakotas. Here’s some of what they said:

Semi-arid Rick Mittleider, an organic farmer from Tappen, N.D., says R&C Mittleider Farms has been certified organic for about 37 years. They raise wheat, oats, barley, rye, lentil beans, buckwheat, clover and alfalfa. A 30-mile radius around Tappen has more certified acres than anywhere in the U.S. Mittleider has been planting cover crops for a dozen years — radishes, oats, sorghum or clover. It’s different mixes for different soil types, he said. He doesn’t grow row crops. He uses alfalfa and clover in rotation. Kidder County has annual precipitation of about 14 inches. Cover crops have to be more drought tolerant there. They have dropped some crops in their blend. “Is it cost-prohibitive? If you use the right blends you might have $40 to $50 per acre in the seed, and was it worth that? Soil health — what it’s doing to your ground — is the most important thing, but it’s also a financial aspect,” he said. Mittleider often uses inventories of seed they have on the farm. That might be a pound of turnips and a pound of radishes. “If we have some seed leftover — some oat seed, or this or that — we use that also as part of our cover crops,” he said. Mittleider said weed problems can be prominent one area, but not in an area 200 miles away. “Who knows the farm better than the man who has walked it and farmed it for a lifetime,” he said.

RRV organic Lynn Brakke, who raises organic crops south of Moorhead, Minn., said cover crops are “a different can of worms in the valley

Lynn Brakke, who raises organic crops south of Moorhead, Minn.

— the heavy clay soils, predominantly,” he said. Cover crops work differently than in central North Dakota. Brakke started experimenting with cover crops about 20 years ago, starting with planting sweet clover or other clovers as a companion crop with corn. They also dedicated a year of cover crops, “plowing in a stand of buckwheat followed by plowing in a stand of clover, and then putting on a winter cover.” “We find as many failures with cover crops as successes,” he said. “Maybe that’s just our failures, but I think it’s a little different situation in the Valley.” Brakke said he hears about farmers using multi-species cover crops — maybe 12 to 15 species — but he finds that to be “unpredictable on our farm, how that’s going to turn out.” He said he is more of the camp of one or two species in a cover crop mix. “When we get so many species in a cover crop mix, one species — for one reason or another, perhaps temperature, could be rainfall — will grow much faster than the others. We have to terminate it before it makes seed. We have another crop that’s just emerging, or really hasn’t done its work (in the mix) yet.”

Photos: Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates Rick Mittleider, an organic farmer Aaron Johnson, a third-generation from Tappen, N.D., says R&C organic farmer from Madison, S.D. Mittleider Farms has been certified organic for about 37 years.

He said it’s frustrating and expensive to buy organic cover crop seed and have to “terminate two-thirds of them that haven’t done anything yet,” he said. He said conventional farmers have chemicals to terminate cover crops, while organic producers must rely on frost or tillage, which isn’t always feasible. Some of the companies that formerly made “Lightning Weeder,” tools that use electricity to kill weeds, are coming back into the picture for organic producers and conventional producers needing to handle herbicide-resistant weeds.

SD row crops Aaron Johnson, a third-generation organic farmer from Madison, S.D., said his farm receives about 20 to 24 inches of annual rainfall. He said cover crops address biomass, soil fertility and erosion concerns. “Typically, some version of a cover crop will correct any or all of those issues,” Johnson said. “It’s the right amount of cover crops, the right kind of cover crops, when it’s placed and how it’s used, as well as incorporating a grazing system of sheep, cattle or goats.”

Johnson and his relatives think of alfalfa as a cover crop, as it stays in the ground for more than a year. “That typically results in a better crop stand in the following year,” he said. The Johnsons have a six-year rotation, including three years of solid-seeded crops — with oats and two years of alfalfa — and then other years for row crops. The Johnsons use winter rye as an unharvested, “green manure” cover crop in the row crop scenario. Organic producers have no problem with weed resistance to chemicals. “It’s a question of why are those weeds there?” Johnson said. “It’s Mother Nature’s way of correcting a problem. If I have mustard, for example, I have to figure out why that mustard is there. That mustard is trying to fix a problem in that ground — crop rotation or lack of nutrients that may be allowing that mustard to grow when I want to raise soybeans.” He said the ultimate goal might be no-till organic. “It’s a whole realm I’m trying to wrap my head around,” he said. He said he needs a tillage cycle to interrupt weeds.

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AccuWeather® 7-Day Forecast for North Dakota Monday







Bitterly cold, mostly cloudy

Partly sunny

Mostly cloudy

Mostly cloudy and colder

Partial sunshine

Snow or flurries possible

Times of clouds and sun

H: 5 to 13 L: -7 to 2

H: 17 to 23 L: 8 to 16

H: 22 to 33 L: 1 to 7

H: 8 to 18 L: -2 to 7

H: 17 to 28 L: 8 to 17

H: 22 to 32 L: 8 to 18

H: 20 to 30 L: -8 to 2

Local Almanac

Thirty Day Outlook

Statistics for the week ending February 8


Bismarck Grand Forks

High for the week Low for the week Normal high Normal low Average temperature Normal average temp. Temperature departure

23° -21° 26° -1° 0.5° 15.2° -14.7°

12° -16° 19° -1° -3.0° 8.9° -11.9°

0.16” 0.16” 0.58” 0.11” 145% 107%

0.06” 0.06” 0.56” 0.11” 55% 85%

2.4” 2.4” 15.5”

1.1” 1.1” 28.8”

Precipitation Total for the week Total for the month Total for the year Normal for the month % of normal this month % of normal this year

Snowfall Total for the week Total for the month Total for the season RealFeel Temperature® 8 a.m. Monday 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m.

-13° -9° -6° 0°

-16° -9° -1° -5°

The patented RealFeel Temperature is an exclusive index of the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

Regional Cities Hi Lo Prcp 28 7 0.10 23 -1 0.11 40 20 0.08 28 8 0.09 21 1 0.09 22 3 0.08 31 7 0.07 23 5 0.09 23 4 0.09

City Glasgow, MT Grand Forks, ND Jamestown, ND Lemmon, SD Minot, ND Pierre, SD St. Cloud, MN Thief Riv Fls, MN Williston, ND


Regional Summary An arctic high pressure over the region Monday will result in bitterly cold conditions statewide. Skies will be mostly cloudy across the south with a little snow or flurries in some places. Meanwhile, a mix of clouds and ineffective sun will be across the north. High pressure will move off to the southeast Tuesday. Not as cold Tuesday with a breeze from the west and partly sunny skies. Wednesday will be a bit warmer.

International Crop Summary


Australia Near- to below-normal rainfall expected this week across Australia. Temperatures will generally be above normal through the period.

Brazil Precipitation will be near to below normal across southern portions of Brazil this week. Northeastern Brazil will be above normal.


Temperatures are the averages for the week of 2/2 - 2/8. Precipication values are totals for the week.

City Aberdeen, SD Bemidji, MN Billings, MT Bismarck, ND Crookston, MN Devils Lake, ND Dickinson, ND Fargo, ND Fergus Falls, MN

Over the course of the next 30 days, temperatures will average below normal across the entire state. Precipitation during the same time will be below normal in the southwest. Precipitation amounts will average near normal across the rest of the state as a few storms move across the area.

Trends for the Week Ahead

Hi Lo Prcp 29 9 0.05 22 2 0.08 24 5 0.07 33 13 0.08 25 8 0.07 35 13 0.10 26 7 0.09 21 2 0.09 27 6 0.07

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Near- to below-normal precipitation this week with temperatures below average across the entire region.

European Union Near- to above-normal precipitation this week across the western EU, but below normal precipitation across the eastern EU.

Russia Near- to below-normal precipitation across Ukraine and Black Soils. Near- to below-normal temperatures are expected for the Black Soils.

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Top chefs compete in 30th annual SDPPC Taste of Elegance By Michelle Rook Special to Agweek

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Thirty years ago it was hard to find a pork entrée besides pork chops on any restaurant menu. However, today it’s not uncommon to see pork belly, cheek or shoulder being featured on those same menus. The change can in part be attributed to the engagement the pork industry has had with chefs as part of their annual culinary Taste of Elegance contest. The South Dakota Pork Producers Council held their 30th annual competition on Jan. 28 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The Taste of Elegance Competition is one of the pork industry’s premier events in the food service industry. This year’s first-place entree, Japanese Pork Trio, featured pork cheek and pork shoulder prepared by Chef Jordon Taylor, who is the chef and co-owner at Bread and Circus Sandwich Kitchen in Sioux Falls. This was Taylor’s first time competing in South Dakota’s Taste of Elegance, and he was excited about being part of the contest. “We love pork,” he says. “If you’ve been down to our place, it’s very pork heavy. A lot of curing done is in-house and what not. So, we thought it would be a good chance to show what we can do I guess.” He says he loves to cook with pork because it adapts to any cuisine. “You can do anything to it. It’s applicable to any cooking technique in the world and across the board,” says Taylor. Chef Bob Allen, with Ode to Food & Drinks, also of Sioux Falls, won the People’s Choice Award with his Asian Pork Duo, which was a pork shoulder dish, highlighting the versatility of pork. “It’s come a long way in the last 10 years or so, and I think people are getting more acceptable to it.,” he says. “A lot of chefs are playing with different parts of the pork, so that’s fun too.” Allen says the trick to cooking pork is a 145-degree center and letting the meat rest. “Don’t overcook it, that’s the trick to pork. If you overcook it, it gets a little dry so stick a little under and you’ll be fine,” he says. In its 30th year, the Taste of Elegance con-

test was started to encourage chefs to create innovative and exciting recipes using pork. The culinary competition has ultimately increased pork on menus. “Most restaurants do feature beef or chicken the most,” says Craig Andersen, South Dakota Pork Producers Council first vice president. “So, by doing these types of events we’re trying to get the restaurants to really know that they can use a lot of different pork items in their menu, also.” The entrees of the six chefs were judged on originality, taste, proper cooking techniques and appearance. The panel of judges included Chef Michael Foley, president/chief creative officer of Michael Foley Food and Vegetable Alchemy in Chicago, Ill.; Chef Tim McCarty, executive chef at Morrison, Mayo Foundation House, Rochester, Minn.; and Chef Ethan Spang, sous chef at Delmonico Grill, Rapid City, S.D., and 2017 Rapid City Taste of Elegance winner. Chefs demonstrated abilities in multiple cuisines — Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Italian, French and Chinese — with techniques focusing on grill, saute, roast, sous vide, braising and pan sear. “The results were exceptional, flavorful and marked with the added ingredient of creative initiative for well-made dishes,” says judge Foley. “I always enjoy and respect the time and dedication a chef brings to this event. It adds to the special way the chefs of this area take pride in what they do, individually and as a group. Bravo!” Taylor received an engraved crystal award, $1,000 and will attend the Pork Summit to be held this spring. He will have the opportunity to spend the weekend with celebrity chefs and celebrated chefs. They’ll experience butchering and cooking demonstrations to help enhance their culinary skills. Chef Mike DeLay of Trail Ridge Retirement Community, Sioux Falls, received second place with Pork Collar Steak with Naples Style Pasta, and Chef Jean-Paul Nielsen of Kappa Alpha Theta-University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D., received third place with Asian Fusion Pork. The chefs prepared samples of their entrees for an evening event of nearly 320 people who attended this year’s Taste of Elegance Contest.

Michelle Rook/Special to Agweek Chef Bob Allen cuts pork shoulder for his Asian Pork Duo recipe.

Michelle Rook/Special to Agweek Chef Jordon Taylor, left, prepares his award-winning Japanese Pork Trio. Monday, February 12, 2018 / AGWEEK


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2014 Timpte Ag Hopper Trailer. 42x96x66, 11-24.5 aluminum wheels 80% tread. Tarp. Low miles. Excellent condition. 701-520-9840

(2) 2001 Trinity 48ft Trailers. Tri-Axle Live Bottom, 36” belt, new brakes, tires 50%, one with new chain, back shaft & bearings; Your choice $17,500. 218-205-1984

For Sale: 2004 379 EXHD Peterbilt Semi tractor. C-15 Cat, 550hp, twin turbo. 18sp. Dual exhaust, Dual Stainless air cleaners, 22.5 virgin on aluminum. 72” raised roof sleeper. Dual 150’s 265” wb. 3.55 ratio. Only +/683000 miles. 2nd owner. Tom Shirek, Adams, ND. 701-360-0628. $60,000.

Ford F-250 2000, super cab, long box, 7.3 power stroke diesel, automatic transmission, 4x4, good condition, Call (605) 350-1000

1973 Stallion 40’ flatbed trailer, wood boards, tandem axle, 22.5 tires, $4,650 OBO 701-397-5869 1990 Merritt Aerolite. Aluminum hopper, 42’ x 96” x 84”, 8 aluminum rims, recaps- 50%, fresh brake job, suspension updates. $8500/obo. 701-865-4134 or 701-331-0176

Ford F-250 2012, crew cab, King Ranch, loaded, 93,000 miles, very good condition. (605) 290-3323 Ford F-250 1994, 7.3 diesel, 180,000 miles, automatic, extended cab, 4 wheel drive, 5th wheel ball, good shape, $4,250. Also Killbros gravity wagon, 350 bushel with roll tarp, 12 ton gear with truck tires and 8 bolt hubs, good shape, $2,500. New Built gravity wagon, 250 bushel, good shape, implement tires, $1,000. (605) 505-0390 or 605-928-7981. Honda Pilot 2008, Silver, grey leather int, Auto Start, newer tires, heated seats, 6 CD, XM, sunroof, seats 8, runs great, 87k mi., Below blue book $8,400. 605-252-0842 Honda Ridgeline 2012, Loaded, leather, heated seats, sunroof/sliding rear window, only 21,500 miles, Carfax clean, $23,000. (605) 216-3420 Toyota Corolla 2010, 32,000 miles, great shape, (605) 252-0921

Grain Trailers for Rent: Wilson & Timpte Ag Hoppers 2012-2015, 40’-50’ (50’ have triple axle), Spring Ride and Air Ride available. Call for monthly or yearly rates. H&S Ag Rentals LLC Bridgewater, SoDak Doug 605-360-1027 or Phil 605-360-4630

GMC Yukon 2002, 5.3L engine, 193k mi., $5000 OBO (605) 380-9558

1997 Kenworth W900 3406E Caterpillar Engine Manufacturer 475 Horsepower; Tandem Axle; Engine Brake; 11R24.5 Tires; Aluminum Outside Wheels; 240 in Wheelbase; 48 in Flat Top Sleeper; Drive Side 525,000 ACTUALL MILES $35,500

Chrysler 300 Touring 06, heated leather, sunroof, navigation, only 120K miles, Priced to sell $4,895 obo. Starlite Motors (605) 225-4115

2004 Peterbilt 378 C-15 Caterpillar Engine Manufacturer 475 Horsepower; Tri Axle; White Color; 18 Spd OD; Engine Brake; 4.33 Ratio; 11R24.5 Tires; All Aluminum Wheels; 272 in Wheelbase; 70,600 lb Gross Vehicle Weight; 12,300 lb Front Axle Weight; 46,000 lb Rear Axle Weight; 48 in Bunk 403,000 ACTUALL MILES $65,500

Ford Focus 2014, Automatic, Silver, 39,000 miles, exc. condition, warranty $8,995. (605) 380-8106 Chevrolet Captiva 2013, silver, excellent condition, black leather interior, power heated seats, sun roof, 62,000 miles. Asking $9,800. 605-350-2369

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Chevrolet S-10 2002, Sport Edition, auto trans., V-6 eng., 4 dr, 4x4, 163K mi., serviced every 3,000 mi., tires/brake 70%, little rust on rocker panels, mechanically in excellent shape, $4,000. 701-710-0862 ‘04 Red River live bottom tandem trailer, air ride, 42’x102”x78” with 54” belt, roll tarp with 24.5 tires, $27,000. Call 218-281-2018 leave name and number, will call back.

2004 Wilson Patriot 2004 Wilson Patriot LIVE BOTTOM Patriot Model; 42 ft Length x 102 in Width x 6 ft Height; Belt Floor; 445/22.5 Tires; Fixed Tandem Axle; Aluminum Composition; Very straight Trailer new tarp liner couple years old new air bags works great very little use $25,500 2005 Volvo VNM64T300 Volvo VED 385 Horsepower; Tandem Axle; 10 Spd OD; Engine Brake; 3.55 Ratio; 22.5 Tires; Aluminum Outside Wheels; 165 in Wheelbase; 12,000 lb Front Axle Weight; 40,000 lb Rear $10,500

2004 Kenworth T800 Autoshift OD; ISM Cummins Engine Manufacturer 385 Horsepower; Tandem Axle; Red Color; Engine Brake; 3.70 Ratio; 22.5 Tires; All Aluminum Wheels; 172 in Wheelbase; Drive Side: Left Hand Drive; Very Clean Every recpeit since and new a overhauled 300k ago $24,500

2003 Peterbilt 335 3126 Caterpillar Engine Manufacturer 300 Horsepower; Tandem Axle; 4.11 Ratio; 11R22.5 Tires; All Aluminum Wheels; 20,000 lb Front Axle Weight; 40,000 lb Rear Axle Weight; Drive Side: Left Hand Drive; 1,250 gal Capacity in Gallons

2006 Kenworth T800 10; ISX Cummins Engine Manufacturer 450 Horsepower; Tandem Axle; Red Color; Engine Brake; 3.70 Ratio; 22.5 Tires; All Aluminum Wheels; 184 in Wheelbase; Drive Side: Left Hand Drive; 792,000 miles $25,000

2019 Neville Tank Chassis Tandem Axle; New 42’X102” Drop Deck Water Trailer 2- 3210 gallon poly tanks Weight 14,200# Tandem Axle Spring Ride Steel Wheels Tires 255/70R22.5 Brakes Air LED Light Apitong Flooring $36,500

320-239-2677 Starbuck, MN

30’ Gooseneck trailer $5,500. Call Jeff (307) 660-1728

2009 Aulick Live Bottom Semi Trailer. 42 ft. long, tarp, grain shoot, aluminum rims, always shedded. $42,000 701-640-4650

2000 Fontaine spread ax, 48x102 drop deck w/air ride, $14,000 obo. (605) 360-5687

C-13 Caterpillar Engine Manufacturer 430 Horsepower; Diesel Fuel Type; Single Axle; Green Color; Engine Brake; 3.90 Ratio; 24.5 Tires; All Aluminum Wheels; 160 in Wheelbase $23,500

Chevrolet Suburban 2000, 5.3L engine, 180k mi., $3000 OBO. (605) 380-9558

1989 Peterbilt, 377 Model, 430 hp, Detroit engine, 9 speed, Fuller transmission, air ride; --1990 Peterbilt, 377 Model, 350 hp, Cat engine, 9 speed, Fuller transmission, air ride; --1991 42’ Timpte Grain Hopper Trailer, 90” sides, spring ride; --1994 45’ Timpte Grain Hopper Trailer, 90” sides, spring ride; For more information call 605-237-8681.

2009 Stoughton hopper trailer. 40ftx68in high. Ag hopper, electric tarp & traps. New brakes & tires. Excellent condition. Call (605) 380-5457

2006 Kenworth T800 10 Spd OD

Ford Taurus Limited 2013, fully loaded, 42,000 miles, $15,000 OBO. 605-397-8647 or 605-252-0345 2007 Kubota RTV 900, 1270 hours, $7,000. (605) 715-7770

For Sale: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3/4 ton, 4x4, reg cab, 8’ box, 123K mi, new 10-ply tires, excellent condition, well maintained, no rust, sharp looking, $9500. (605) 949-0138 or (605) 756-4949

2009 Stoughton grail trailer, air ride, 11/22.5 tires, aluminum wheels, electric tarp and traps, new tarp, 2 rows of LED lights, ag hoppers and 66” sides, 605-228-1626

1988 GMC 7000, 1988 GMC 2014 Fast 8224, 8224 FAST side dresser, 36 row, 22 inch, single axle chasis, Detroit Die- hydraulic fold, dual wheels, 2500 sel, Automatic transmission, with gallon tank, hydraulic pump, Raven controller, recent upPTO, newer paint..........$5,500 dates.......$49,500

Tyler MT16, 1991 IH 8100, M-11 Cummins, 9 speed transmission, with a 16 ton Tyler fertilizer box, stainless steel, electric roll tarp.........$15,000

2000 Great Dane 36 foot van trailer, closed tandem, sliding axle, set up with NEW 3--1600 gallon cone bottom water/ fertilizer tanks, Honda pump, chemical mix cone, all hose and valves, FIELD READY AND CURRENT DOT...........$17,750

1995 Fruehauf 45x96 flatbed trailer, closed tandem, spring suspension, set up with NEW 2--3200 gallon fertilizer grade horizontal tanks, 13HP Honda pump, 3-30 gallon chemical mix cones, 3 inch electric hose reel...........$26,500

Ag-Chem Rogator 1074, AGCHEM Rogator 1074, Cat engine, 2300 hours, 100 foot boom, 1100 gallon stainless tank, foam markers, Raven monitor, light bar, Farmer owned.......$69,000

2018 Wilson 41x66 Ag Hopper, Alum Wheels, Front and Several enclosed trailers set up Rear Catwalks, 2 Rows of with tanks, pump and mixing Lights, Electric Roll Tarp, 2500 Miles...............$36,900 cone........CALL FOR PRICE

1991 Fruehauf 38 ft flatbed trailer, tandem axle, spring suspension, set up with NEW 3-1600 gallon cone bottom water/ fertilizer tanks, 5.5hp Honda pump, all hose and valves, field ready............$16,750



1931 Ford Model A Coupe Street Rod 350, black. 1931 Ford Coupe, rumble seat, restored to original, show condition, rootbeer-beige color. 1960 Impala hardtop 348 Manual, 3 speed 1963 Ford Galazy 500 2dr. HT, 352, auto. 1964 Chevy Biscayne 2dr. Post, dual quad 409, 4spd, 411 Posse. 1965 Chevy BelAir, 2 dr, LS6 454, 450 hp, 700 R4. 1966 Ford F100 Shortbox 302 C6. Full body off Resto. ‘67 Chevy C10 Pickup, full restored. 1969 Camero Resto-mod, 502.

2004 Great Dane 48 foot trailer, sliding axle, set up with NEW4-1600 gallon CONE BOTTOM water/fertilizer tanks, Honda pump, mix cone, all hose and valves...........$17,750


International 175B crawler loader, good running machine, 2.5 yard clam bucket, power shift. Also, Wisconsin 25T lowboy trailer with beaver tail and outriggers, call evenings for information. 320-632-8132

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FM Truck Sales LLC

2720 2nd. Ave. N., Moorhead, MN • Phone: (218) 236-9341 Evenings: Danny 701-261-9221 Hard time selling your truck? Consign it with us!

2007 Freightliner Columbia, 455HP, 10spd, 615,000 miles $34,900

2007 KW T800, 10spd, 644,000 miles, ISM Cummins, $27,900

Days: 218-791-5070 Matt Nights: 218-779-6345 Bill

92 KW 365 hp Detroit, Air Ride, 10 spd, Wet Kit with Frame Mounted 16 Ton Twin Bin Convey-All Tender with Electric Tarp and Remote. Tender can be easily removed to use as a Semi Tractor. Very Clean and Always Kept Inside. 605-345-3169 Ford F800 1990, 429 engine with Allison 4 speed automatic transmission, tree spade mounted on with all new cylinders, $9,000. (605) 228-3572 Chevrolet Silverado 2016, LT2, 36K mi., 605-880-2913 or 605-880-2912 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920


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2015 Peerless 42’ Alum. Hopper, only 3000 miles on it. $33,900

Cascadias, 450HP, Autos, mileage 580k-670K, 3-2013’s & 1-2014

350’s - 450’s- 550’s C&C, 4X4, dumps, service bodys, flatbeds Starting at $11,850

14’ & 16’ Cube vans Single/duallys - autos - good miles - clean Starting at $5,950.00

19-IH/Volvo/Frtlnrs Autos/Sticks Cummins/Det/Volvo, Good miles Starting at $18,900

Single Axle Tractors GMC/Sterlings, Low Miles, Clean, 33k GVW Starting at $19,500

(2) 2009 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 467K Miles, 350HP, Mercedes MBE4000, All Steel Wheels $29,500

2004 International 4300 SBA 243K Miles, 215HP, DT 466 International, NEW Knapheide Service Body, NEW 500 Gal Fuel Tank $36,500

2011 Pete 386 Cat C/13/430, overhaul papers, 728k, 70” slpr, 13 spd, $34,500

Box Trucks/Cab & Chassis Frtlnr/GMC/Isuzu, 12-24’ Van bodys, Sticks/Autos Starting at 6,350

Volvo VNL Tractors 3/2011’s - 1/2009 - ISX/VED13 - 10spd - low miles Starting at $31,500.00

2018 Maurer Aluminum Grain Trailers Starting At $30,500

Neville 42’ Water Trailer, Center drain tanks with Ladders.

SALES DEPT. Bob Miller, Marlin Schiele or Rick Hanson Toll Free • 1-800-247-0198 Local • 701-857-1617


Hopper Trailers for Rent Triaxle 48x102x78, $1250 per month. Tandem axles 42x102x78, $1000 per month. Tandem axles 43x102x78, $1000 per month. For Sale: 2005 &2006 Wilson standard hopper bottom (non ag). 43x102x78, $14,800 each. Call Jeremy at 605-881-7084 or if no answer call 605-785-5333 No Telemarketers

Welcome to the Fargo Moorhead area’s Premier Work Truck Sales Center!


2018 Jet hopper 40x96x70, Spring Ride, White 2017 Jet Tri-Axle Side Dump 2015 Jet 40’ x 96” x 70”, Spring Ride, Hopper, JUST IN 2015 Jet Hopper 42’ x 96” x 70” Air Ride, Black 2014 Witzco Detachable Tandem Axle 2011 Midland Tri-Axle Belly Dump 2008 Jet Step Deck, 53 x 102, Spread Axle, Beaver Tail and Ramps 2004 Jet Hopper, Air Ride, 42x96x70 1994 Walton Tri-Axle Step Deck w/ Beaver Tail & Ramps 2003 Transcraft with step deck, 53 x 102, Spread Axle 37’ & 42’ Header Trailers


FOR SALE 2002 9400 International Tri Drive Trucks. C15 Cat engine, auto shift transmission, 22’ Knights Welding box, 2 end gates, plastic liner, roll tarp. 573,404 miles, white with all aluminum wheels, 22.5 tires. $51,000 each.

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Office: 701-282-2260

FULL LOCKING REARS 2014 Freightliner Coronado Detroit DD13, 14L, Jake, 10 Speed, Air Ride, 450,000 Miles, Full Locking Rears, Dual Aluminum Fuel Tanks, SS Exterior Visor, Horizontal Exhaust, Air Slide 5th, Aluminum Wheels, 11R22.5 Tires, 190” Wheelbase, Remaining Engine Warranty $44,900

3004 Thunder Road South Fargo, ND, 58104

FRESH OVERHAUL 1995 Peterbilt 378 Cat. 3406E, 475 HP, Jake, 10 Speed, Fresh Overhaul, 674,828 Miles, Air Ride, 12,000#Fronts, 40,000#Rears, 234” WheelBase, New Rear Rubber, Wet Kit, Headache Rack, new Drop Visor, California Rust Free $48,900

Witzco Tri-Axle Detachables



2000 Sterling A9500 Cat. C15, 6NZ, 435 HP, Jake, 13 Speed, Air Ride, 485,735 Miles, New Rear Rubber, Aluminum Wheels, 184” Wheel Base, 12,000# Fronts, 40,000# Rears, California Rust Free $28,900




218-773-0804 UsFindOn

Semi Trailer Sales and Rentals Stephen, MN • 218-455-3341

NEW 21’ BOX 2006 International 7600 Cummins ISM, 10 Speed, Air Ride, 3.70 Ratio, 524,529 Miles,12,000# Fronts, 40,000# Rears, New 21’ Load Line Box, Beet Equipped, New Front Steerable Pusher, Roll Tarp, New Hoist, New 315/22.5 Steers, New Rear Brakes, PTO, New Virgin 11R22.5 Tires, 244” WB, New Aluminum Rims, Price includes FET, Rust Free California Truck! $52,900


(2) 2010 Kenworth T370 Cummins ISB, 315 HP, Jake, Allison Automatic, 93,500 ACTUAL MILES, 5.57 Ratio, Air Glide Susp., Aluminum Wheels, 177” Wheelbase, 12,000# Fronts, 40,000# Rears $42,900

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Intersection of Business 2 & Hwy 2 East East Grand Forks, MN Andrew 218-230-5179

40,500 ACTUAL MILES 2014 Peterbilt 348 Cummins PX9, Allison Automatic, 300 HP, Jake, Air Ride, 40,500 Actual Miles, 12,000# Fronts, 40,000# Rears, 11R22.5 Tires, Aluminum Wheels, 170” Wheel Base, Sliding 5th Wheel, $56,900



Crystal Beet Shares

Established beet grower want to Rent Crystal Beet Stock. Static one year deals or variable multi year deals. Call (701) 248-3144, call or text (701) 520-0545,or email Looking for 16 row 30” spacing row crop cultivator, must be in good shape, (701) 269-0390 ISO - Grain auger 8 - 10 inch, 25 - 35 feet long, Honda motor. Call Rick - 605-840-1205 Wanted: John Deere 7000 corn planter, set up for 30 inch rows. Can be 4, 6 or 8 row. (605) 228-2509 Looking to buy antlers, deer, elk, moose etc, paying cash. (605) 360-3749 Wanted: Ford F250, 350 or Excursion with a 7.3 Diesel. *Also, IH 1086, 1486, 4386, JD 4440, 4240, or 4230 (okay if they need work). Steiger 225, Cummins N14 Red top, New Holland 707 Chopper. Old threshing machines & corn shellers. Tile Plow. (320) 760-6050

MISCELLANEOUS “Are you tired of adding or running out of DEF fluid? We have a chip to install which will completely delete it; it doesn’t affect the engine at all and leaves no footprint on the computers. Modules for series B engines coming soon! Off road equipment only Call Larry 701-710-0887” 2012 Conveyall BTS 360 seed tender. Mauer hopper extensions, 100 bu. for JD 660 or 670 combine. JD generator, 25,000 KW tractor pto on trailer. Agriculture diesel solutions fuel chips, one for tier III 6.8L engine & one for tier IV 9.0L engine. 605-447-5826 or 605-380-1750 Stor-King 1615 smooth wall bin, site glass, poke hole, inspection hatch, steel frame bottom, $10,000. 605-352-1483 For Sale: New Holland L175 skid steer, factory rebuilt engine w/warranty, cab, heat, 2spd drive, auxiliary hydraulics, hydraulic quick tach universal plate, 4200 hrs on machine, few hrs on engine. $19,500 call evenings (320) 260-2279 For Sale: Steffes Electric Thermal Storage Heater, Model No. 2106, Off-peak storage capacity, 136,480 BTU. MSRP $2,445. This heater is brand new, never been used, $1,345 OBO. (320) 324-7435

WANTED: JD DB44 24 row 22” planter, central fill, 605-693-4200 or cell 605-690-9420

Harmon Rock-o-matic 5460, 3 bat rock picker, $3,500. (605) 352-1483

Out of condition grain. Contact Db at 605-228-0471

• Felxi Coil 1720 air drill, 7 1/2” spacing, 3 pt on back of tank cart, for row crop planter. 33 1/2’ 5000 flexi coil w/ rubber press wheels. All monitors. Very low acres. Always shedded. • Case IH 4900, 48’ culivator, 3 bar harrow, gage wheels & walking tandems • IH 5500 Chisel plow 31’ with complete anhydrous applicator. Hydrualic shut off. Heavy duty hitch on back with hose & shut off valve to tank. 3 bars summers harrow. • Farm King 13” x 70’ ft. grain auger with low swingout hopper. • 2 small rock pickers. • 6” x 40’ ft & 7” x 40’ augers with electric motors. • 8” x 12’ takeout auger.

WANTED: Self propelled corn picker, DB 605-228-0471 Looking for an old IHC 65 bushel ground driven manure spreader, any condition, need parts. (605) 466-2325 WANTED: TRACTORS Running or non running parts, salvage, 1960-1990 models. Prefer John Deere but will consider others. Must be reasonably priced. Call anytime 507-317-6760 WANTED TO BUY: 6 or 8” irrigation pump, prefer self contained or would consider PTO, also looking for irrigation pipe. If you called before, call again as I lost phone numbers. Call 605-268-5163. BUYING! Old Crop Pinto, Navy, and Chickpeas. Please call: 701-587-5206 or 218-779-7335

For Sale

Ph: 701-256-3220 Cell: 701-866-5420

For Sale: Westendorf 12’ box scraper $2995. Call 605 460-2772

Timpte 2009 40’ Trailer. Serial Number ITDH4002. 218-731-0397

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MISCELLANEOUS For Sale: 450 acres of pasture and crop land mix in Day county, near Pickerel Lake. Approx 200 acres of pasture, 250 of crop land, will sell separately. Call 605-520-2332 Shares for sale in High Health 5,000 head sow unit, located in NE North Dakota. (701) 371-2445 Seed for Sale: Certified Early Star Yellow field peas. 98% Germination. Seed was grown, cleaned and conditioned on our farm. Also, wide variety of cover crops and grass seed. We will blend to your needs. Forage wheat, oats, barley, peas, triticale, forage sorghum, sorghum/sudan, etc. Reuman Seed Farm, Permit : SP-15740 (605) 280-5330 20 yard Terex twin engine scrapper, good pan, tires excellent. 42ft drop deck with two 2200 gallon water tanks/1000 3 mixing cones, air ride, tires at 80%. 2005 Chevy 1500 HD, new tires, black, 4 door. 80 Timpte hopper, aluminum, 42x66, roll tarp, spring ride, pup & others. 24 row 22” Maxemerge plus JD VAK planter, lots of accessories, 3pt markers, liquid fertilizer attached, lift assist, fold or tow. 9350 grain drill. 3400 Case International air seeder. Two 16 ton tender trucks, for filling the drill. 4630 JD tractor. 1995 FLD 112 Freightliner. 90ft truck or pick up mid-mount sprayers, stainless steel tubing, foam markers, hydraulic boom control, T-jet controller. (218) 289-5868 *JD 714A & 716A chuck wagons with JD gears & bunkfeeding extensions. Nice. *JD 125 Chuck wagon. *Demco 325 bushel gravity box *Vermeer BP7000 bale processor with 7 bale carrier. *24’ portable ground hay feeder. All in very nice condition. 605-527-2425 Ambious Father & Son team looking for farm land to rent in the 40 mile radius of Aberdeen, SD. Call Eric @ (605) 281-0263 The Roberts Conservation District is offering for sale the following: For Sale by Bid: 2002 JD 1560 No-Till Drill 15’, 7.5” row spacing, standard seed boots, ½ speed drive. Dual caster wheel hitch with tongue, grass seeder box & grain agitator. 2006 Traux 822 Grass Drill 15’, 7.5” row spacing, three box drill, without no-till duel rear transport option, ½ speed drive. Sealed bids must be post marked by Feb 9, 2018, to be opened at the Roberts Conservation board meeting on Thursday Feb 15, 2018 at 1:00pm. Please mail to Roberts Conservation District, 2018 SD Hwy 10 Sisseton, SD 57262; with the word “BID” written on the envelope. Drills may be seen by calling for an appointment at 605-698-3923. Roberts Conservation District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920

MISCELLANEOUS For Sale: 1,584 acres of pasture 6 miles North of Dupree, SD 80% new floor wire fence with corrals for 200 head of pairs. Serious inquiries only (605) 778-6773 Pressure Washer Central Inc. Sales & Service Aaladin Pressure Washers - Service on most major brands! Factory Cat Floor Scrubbers & Sweepers West 6th Ave, Aberdeen, SD (Next to Perkins) 605-226-4095 (800)733-2967 www.pressurewasher Farm Refinance. National 25 year old company. 3.9% Mortgage, 4% 10 year revolving LOC, cattle financing, bridge loans for stressed farms. (701) 799-4754 20’ & 40’ New or Used Shipping containers for Sale or Rent. Delivered. Secure, wind, water & rodent proof. Dakota Containers, 605-884-5500 For Sale: Yellow Pea seed, Certified Agassiz, Certified Amarillo, Certified Carver, Certified Jetset, Chervel hard red spring wheet seed, Camero hard red spring wheat seed, Leo Vojta, Glenham, SD. SD Seed permit #18491 (605) 848-3709 For Sale: Yellow Pea seed, Certified Agassiz, Certified Amarillo, Certified Carver, Certified Jetset, Chervel hard red spring wheet seed, Camero hard red spring wheat seed, Leo Vojta, Glenham, SD. SD Seed permit #18491 (605) 848-3709 For Sale: Certified Prevail and Surpass Spring Wheat. Storley Farms (605) 881-5843 SP-18733 Storley Farms I would like to purchase a small oil well and if possible a small tea kettle refinery to support my farm diesel fuel needs. (605) 360-4797 Looking for a 2002-2006 GMC pick-up, 4WD, regular cab, long box, call (605) 212-4005



Fargo Scheels 298-2918 McIntosh County farm land for rent on share or for custom hire. Consists of 2 different units of approximately 400 acres and 718 acres. Can be rented separately or all together, please reply with some brief information about your interest in this to Land Management, PO Box 62, West Fargo, ND, 58078. Kwik Klean Grain Cleaner, 7 augers, corn & bean screens, shedded. Hardly used. (605) 928-7373 or (605) 770-7591 2 Caterpillar twenties 1st machine is loose serial no. PL2778 2nd machine is for parts serial no. PL4462 $2350 for both located near Mitchell SD (605) 661-0551 FOR SALE: 2010 Snowblast 8600A snowblower. Very low use. Upgraded to wider model. $10,500. 701-797-7071

MISCELLANEOUS For Sale 2013 JD 9560RT, 2679 hrs, $215,000. 2012 JD 8310R, 1477 hrs, $175,000. 2010 JD 8295R, 3501 hrs, $130,000. 2013 JD S690 Combine, 1555 Engine 1055 Sept, $225,000. 2014 JD DB90 36 row 30” Planter, Tracks, L&D Liquid fertilizer system, Force system, 16257 acres, 289.5 hrs, $210,000. 2013 JD 612C Chopping Corn Head, $60,000. 2016 JD 635F Bean Head, $35,000. 2013 38’ Head Hunter Trailer, $7,500. 2008 38’ Stud King Head Trailer, $5,000. 1988 Wilson Standard Hopper with electric tarp, $9,000. 2015 Case IH TGM 200 60’ Field Cultivator with rolling basket, $65,000. 2016 Demco Grain Cart with tarp and scale, $36,000. 2015 Case IH 335 VT Vertical Till Disc with hydraulic rolling basket, $42,000. 2015 Case IH 875 26’ Ripper with rolling basket $70,000. Wood Stock Chopper, used very little $8,500. Schwartz Farms 507-794-5779 NON-GMO Soybean Seed for sale. Varieties: Davison 2.2 maturity. Brookings 1.7 maturity, Codington 0.9 maturity. $22.00 per 140k unit with discounts available. Jason 605-860-9959 For Sale: Downsizing so Grandson can take over family farm. Case IH MX 180 fwd, 1999, 7,000 hrs, new tires in front, near new tires on the rear and duals, excellent condition inside and out. $52,500. John Deere 1760 12 row, front fold Corn Planter, 1997 year w/low acres, near new gauge wheels, equipped w/E-sets in planting units includes monitor, field ready, $22,000. John Deere 1990 CCS air seeder, 30’width w/15” spacing, tops for planting beans includes monitor, excellent condition, $53,000. Summers 40ft Super Coulter Plus, 2012 w/wavy blades front and rear, extra weights and scrapers, mulcher in rear. Excellent condition $40,000. Call (605) 983-5673 Certified Bolles Spring Wheat. Dennis Wolff 34365 104th St, Long Lake, SD Call (605) 380-5457 1991 Case IH Maxim 5120 MFD tractor, 15,000 hours, new 18.4-38 Firestone radial tires, with or without Koyker loader and grapple. Schuler 260 BF feeder wagon in good condition. Commercial 220 volt painted meat saw. (701) 597-3923

ShelterBelt Solutions 701-202-5000 For sale 48’ van water trailer. Holds 5500 gallons, 2 mixing cones pump, $7500. Rebuilt radiator for 9600 combine, $450. 4 16.9.46 tires, $250 each. 20.8.42 tire, $250. 47’ flex coil, 800 chisel plow, needs repair, $2,500. Aneta, ND 701-789-0426 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920

MISCELLANEOUS For sale: Cornstalk bales, big square 3x4 bales with L340 John Deere baler. Round bales net wrapped, baled with John Deere 568, 1900 John Deere commodity cart, John Deere 637 tandem disc, 45’, 2002 John Deere 9750 combine, 1994 John Deere 693, 8 row corn head. Call 218-639-2931 1988 JD 4650 MFD, 6300 hrs., 20x38 duals, front weights, quick hitch, nice paint, $40,000. 1947 JD G, $2,500. Woods 72” finish mower, $1,400. JD 180 lawn mower, $350. Kubota mower, 18hp diesel, $1,000. JD 112 mower, $750. Ariens 828 snowblower, $350. Oliver Hart Paar 28-40, $1,000. Some JD H parts. Want To Buy: Non-running 4-wheeler ATVs. 605-882-0431 or 605-881-9742 For Sale: JD 2630 Monitor w/auto track activation & swath control activation. (605) 380-8253 Gary, SD - The “Alibi”, home town favorite cafe is For Sale. This popular cafe with a strong customer base is located in downtown Gary. This turn key business has On Sale liquor, Video Lottery and an ATM machine. Check it online at Call Jeanie Kjenstad at 605-237-2028 for your showing 80 Acres Turner County Farmland FOR SALE AT SEALED BID AUCTION Sally Schweitzer is offering the following property at sealed bid auction: The S 1/2 NW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 100 North, Range 53, West of the 5th P.M., Turner County, South Dakota. This unimproved property is available for the 2018 crop season and consists of 57.75 tillable acres, 19.76 acres of pasture/hayland and waterways according to FSA records, and .98 acres road right of way. The predominant soils are Egan-Ethan complex, Egan-Wentworth, Egan-Trent loams with a weighted production index of 79.3. With some work, the entire track could be made tillable. There are two building eligibilities on the property. The southwest corner has 1.51 acres of trees and would make a nice residential acreage. Sealed bid packets and information can be obtained from the attorney listed below. Sealed bids must be received at the attorney’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018. Brenda M. Ask, Attorney Frieberg, Nelson & Ask, LLP PO Box 38, 206 E. 5th St. Canton, SD 57013 (605) 987-2686 Crop Input Financing Seed, fertilizer, chemicals, fuel, rent, etc. Based on Crop Insurance and other collateral We can also buy your equipment or land and lease to you. Visit us at Call 402-536-9770 Email Lots for sale or rent in Akaska with Web water, large decks, washer/dryer facilities, boat storage, (605) 649-7241


For Sale Registered Trigger & Prevail spring wheat. Certified Trigger and Prevail and Faller spring wheat. Commercial treating available with full length scale on site. Also available conventional corn and soybeans SP-18005. Call Abeln Farms Inc. 605-397-8113 or 605-380-0200 2 Firestone radio tractor tires, 13.6Rx38, mounted on John Deere rims, near new, $800. 8 John Deere tractor weights, front end, 30 series, number R58823JD, 47KG, $80 each. John Deere 72” undermount mower deck from 4400 utility tractor, Will fit others, $750. All stored inside. Hinson tractor cab off 3020JD, make offer. Northwood, ND 218-779-5831

1991 Case IH 1680 Combine, Cummins 4640 engine hrs, Crary hopper extension, chopper, rock trap, reverser, chaff spreader, long shoe, updated fan, yield monitor, 30.5 x 32 tires, 2 sets of concaves. Stored inside. Good combine. $12,500. 701-724-6204 or 701-680-0433. 2007 Case IH 1200 12 row 30 inch planter. Pull type, central fill. Pro 600 monitor, Yetter Shark Tooth row cleaners, corn and soybean discs. Stored inside, good condition. $22,500. 701-724-6204 or 701-680-0433. New Holland L553 Skidsteer, $4,000. (320) 305-0938


Free standing livestock panels 24ft long, 6ft high $275. Located in Elgin, ND and delivery available. Call Danian Urlich 701-209-0313 2005 John Deere 160C LC excavator, 4160 hrs, JD engine, hydraulic thumb, 28” pads, 70% tracks, under carriage 75%, cab, heat, air, manual coupler, 3 buckets and frost ripper, will consider older Bobcat skid loader for partial trade, nice condition, $78,000. Starbuck MN, 320-760-0319 Fencing Equipment2 3/8 pipe for sale $28 per joint. Call Jeff (307) 660-1728


2008 110D-7 Hyundai excavator with back fill blade.air and heat, plumbed for hydraulic thumb, no leaks, very fuel efficient.Machine in excellent condition with only 1170 hrs.asking $52, 605-432-5432 DuoLift 2600 gallon 4 wheel steer fertilizer cart, twin 13000 gallon tanks, good shape, asking $13,500. No Solicitations (605) 380-8429 For sale: 2002 16R30 6186 White Corn Planter, liquid fertilizer, Dawn trash whippersscrew adjust, thoroughly maintained and updated. Shedded. Spare parts also for sale. Corona, SD Todd at (605) 949-0156 $20,000.

For Sale: Friesen 240 Seed Express, tender only with roll tarp, no scale, Honda engine, shedded, nice, $5900. Also, truck brush auger on barge box, electric shutoff, good condition, $950. Email pics. (507) 828-1250 or (507) 829-8608 Wanted a granular applicator e.g.: Valmar 1665 or like an older model used on a drag. Call after February 9. (605) 769-0274 2012 Schuler HF295 Feed Wagon, hydraulic driven, lefthand discharge, good shape, $10,500. 605-228-2956 For Sale: M550 Meyers manure spreader, $5000. Clinton MN (320) 305-0938

WANTED: John Deere Planters, 7000, 7100, 7200, 7300 or 1700 Series, any rows. 605-770-3004 Case IH 1250, front fold, early riser planter, 16R, liquid fertilizer, markers, PTO pumps, trash whippers, variable rate seed, row shut offs. $71,000. (605) 352-1483 Used 2016 12 ft. BBI MagnaSpread Fertilizer Spreader. Rate controller, tarp, plug to tractor supplied hydraulics, 550 metric floatation tires on walking tandem beam, 9.5 ton compacity, stainless steal hopper. Call for other options 701-640-4650



Thief River Falls, MN 218-681-8221 • 1-800-950-9917 Email: Website:

For Sale: 2001 JD 9750 combine, duals, single point hook-up, good machine, $53,000/OBO. Also, 2 2008 635F flex heads, full finger, good. $14,000 ea./OBO Call (605) 460-1770


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Challenger 75C 8400 hr, 30” tracks


45’ Water Trailer w/ 2 New 2500 Gallon Tanks

2009 Tandem Loadline 34’ End Dump Trailer

2011 Pro Star ISX Cummins, 10 speed, Air Ride, All Aluminum Wheels w/ new wet kit


Haystack Ltd. Co. Ag Advisory Group -Assist in Financing Options --Operating Lines -Term Debt -Farm Business Plans Watertown, SD Call or Text Chad R Hansen 605-924-0615 E-Mail:




2016 Maurer Rental Returns: multiple available, 40’ x 68”, elec. Tarps, ag hoppers starting at $29,750

2000 9100 IHC 60s DET Motor, Day Cab Tractor

Snow Pusher for Loader, Skid Steers - 8-14’ New 108” Farm King Snowblower

2003 International 9900i Eagle Stock #1715; 550 HP; Cummins ISX; 13 Spd; Air Ride; Alum Wheels; New Steers and Drives; New Brakes and Drums


2005 Peterbilt 385 Stock #5526; 475 HP; Caterpillar C-15 Engine; 13 Spd; All Alum wheels; New Steers

2003 Wilson Road Brute Stock #7611; Air Ride; 53’ x 102”; Wood Floor; LP22.5 Tires; All Alum Wheels; Tandem; Fixed Spread

2005 Freightliner Columbia Stock #1416 843K Miles; 450 HP; Mercedes 460 Engine; Air Ride; Tandem; 3:58 Ratio; All Alum Wheels; Very Clean, 15 Spd Automatic

2011 Volvo VNM64T630 Stock #3593; 733K Miles; 475 HP; Volvo D13 Engine; Air Ride; All Alum Wheels; Thermo King Tripac APU



1000 RPM Shaft

2010 International ProStar ISX Cummins, autoshift, 3 pedal, 1 w/ wet kit

2017 34’ Loadline End Dump tri axle

14’ Pull CAT angle blade in good condition


Call Ron Corrick

701-454-6174 • Cell 701-520-0187 I-29 Exit 187, Drayton, ND



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1999 9100 IHC M-11 Cummins Day Cab Tractor, February Special


1995 9200 IHC M-11 Cummins, 10 spd w/ wet kit


For Sale by Bid: 2006 JD 1590 No-Till Drill 15’, 7 1/2” row spacing, standard seed boots, 1/2 speed drive. Dual caster wheel hitch with tongue, grass seed box and grain agitator. Sealed bids must be post marked by Feb. 7, 2018, to be opened at the regular Conservation District Board meeting on Feb. 12, 2018. Please mail to: Hamlin Conservation District, PO Box 165, Hayti, SD 57241-0165; with the word “bid” written on the envelope. Drills may be seen in Hayti by calling for an appointment at 605-783-3642. Hamlin Conservation District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. (605) 783-3642 Kunh Knight 1159 manure spreader, 600 bu, new floor chains, good paint, $18,500. Meyers 750 VB manure spreader, 750 bu. new floor chains, $29,900. New Artex SD600 vertical beater spreader, 750 bu., guillotine gate, spring suspension, $42,500. New Artec SBX 800 vertical beater spreader, 1000 bu., guillotine gate, spring suspension, $49,500. Farmaid 550 reel mixer, rebuilt, scale, $19,900. Knight 3130 reel augie, 300 cu. ft., rebuilt, 3 auger discharge, $16,500. Knight 2300 reel augie, 260 cu. ft., rebuilt, 3 auger discharge, $9,800. Meyerink 340 3 auger mixer, rebuilt, $14,500. New Valmetal vertical mixer 485 cu. ft., 46” incline, $28,500. New SAC-3650 vertical mixer, 515 cu. ft. front 41” discharge, $33,900. Kelly Ryan 5x12 feed wagon, like new, $11,500. Other livestock equipment on hand, will take trades, RT Equipment (605) 359-0228 2016/2017 Precision Max Planter 16/31 Row; 20/20 Seed Sense monitor, VSet meters, Delta Force hydraulic down pressure, Yetter SharkTooth row cleaners/Clean Sweeps, twin 250g fertilizer tanks SureFire manifold, Keeton Seed firmers, Kinze Row units, approx. 3,700 acres. $175,000. OBO. (701) 421-0006 2013 Spread All Spreader: 30 Ton, Spreader knife, excellent shape. $34,000 OBO. (402) 394-8287

FARM EQUIPMENT INDESTRUCTIBLE LIVESTOCK FEEDERS Made of large recycled earthmover tires. No rough edges to injure your animals. Heavy enough to stay in place through severe weather or animals trying to tip them. Never need replacement. Perfect for horses, cows, buffalo etc. We easily convert them into watering tanks for a small fee! Great bargain at $90! (507) 227-3604 Used combine parts for sale. Salvaging 2 9600 combines. Good motors and hydrastat drive. Rauly Ferch, Lamoure, ND (701) 680-8630 John Deere DB60 planter, pneumatic down pressure, liquid fertilizer in row, markers, Martin openers, $75,000 OBO. (719) 342-1091 For Sale: 2013 Unverferth 3750XL seed tender, $19,000. Phone 605-350-7093 Carpenter,SD John Deere 1750 corn planter, max emerge plus, 8 row, dry fertilizer, field ready. (701) 220-8853 2005 JD 455 drills 30’, 7 1/2” spacing with fertilizer, always shedded, excellent condition. 605-380-1409. Groton Case IH Concord 2400 Drill Concord 40 ft. drill, tow behind 2300 tank, min./till double disk w/markers. 605-268-0256 BU 970 Feed Wagon, HD Meyer 16t running gear, 425/65R22.5 radial tires, Avery-Weigh-Tronix 640XL scale, hydraulic drive, new cross beams under floor, rebuilt rear idlers, front beaters new last year. 605-448-8513

FARM EQUIPMENT 1. 13x41’ Westfield auger with 25 hp 3 phase electric motor. Used very little $5,800.00 OBO 2. 1986 IHC COE with 16 ton Wilmar tender. New roll tarp. New discharge flighting. Cummings engine. New injectors. 9 speed. $12,000.00 OBO 3. 2795 HD Buhler Allied self leveling loader. Joystick controls. Quick tatch pallet forks. Was on JD 4450. Used very little. $6,800.00. John-- 701-238-5428 Mike--701-367-3624 Model 4440 Agco spracoupe, 80’ boom, Perkins diesel engine, automatic transmission, AC, 2 wheel drive, always shedded, DeSmet, SD area 605-546-2139 or 605-354-0193

Salford RTS 41’ ...................... $40,000 Salford 5100 36’ .................... $80,000 Joker RT300 30’ .................... $40,000 John Deere 2410 54’ ..............$75,000 Summers Chisel Plow 32’ .......$27,000 Wishek Disc 30’ ..................... $35,000 Riteway 8190 Harrow ............ $25,000 Westfield TF836 ...................... $2,500 Farm King 1370 ....................... $9,600 Farm King 16104H ................. $23,000 REM 2700...............................$10,500 REM 3700...............................$15,000 REM 2100 Mint ........................ $6,500

DewEze Super Slicer ll bale processor, 4 years old. 605-448-8513 For Sale: New Allied Snow Blowers by Farm King. 8’, 540 PTO, $3900. 9’, 1000 PTO, $6400 with hydro sprouts. Farm King Feterl AugersSwing Hopper 12”x72’, 82’, 92;, or 10” or 12”x34’ take out augers. Sand Augers. Clifford. 701-430-0568

Wanted: John Deere no till drill, 15 or 20 feet. 7 1/2 inch spacing. Call (605) 770-3004 White 6122 12-30 planter, row cleaners, new opener discs last spring, liquid fertilizer with squeeze pump or AgXcell precision fertilizer system, Tru-Count row shut off, Ag Leader modules, Trimble 262 RTK receiver, will sell with or without precision equipment. No Telemarketers 605-214-1057 For Sale: Case IH 1200. 16R30, center fill, pivot bar, Shark tooth row cleaners, hyd PTO pump, corn/bean plates, 600 monitor. Like new seed disk & shoes. Ser#CBJ0018946. $33,000. Parker Seed Chariot 2620, Honda engine, elec start, 6” conveyor, roll tarp, used 2 yrs., 1500 bu. $12,500. 605-881-9111 or 605-881-8500

A6 Moday, February 12, 2018 / AGWEEK

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JD 8360R 360hp MFWD only 2550 hrs nice clean tractor has 380\54 triples on rear and duals in front. IVT and ILS fullweight package, 3 point with quick hitch, reason for selling we need a larger tractor to pull disc in fall. $165,000 OBO. 218-686-8222 For sale: 2014 Maschio Corn Planter, 36 row, 20”, 20/20 Seed sense monitor, Sorensen welding tool bar, liquid fertilizer, Call (605) 350-1000 Forever posts 4”x7’, 4”x8’, 5”x8’ plastic fence posts, can be stapled, screwed or pounded, won’t rot, Bridge Timbers 10’-18’ lengths, $2.75ft 2 7/8” heavy pipe 30ft lengths #2 railroad ties 8 1/2’, good quality, $13 ea. #1 railroad ties $18 ea. Steel storage containers Watertight and rodent proof, 8’x20’ $2,500, 8’x40’ $3,500. Take off pick up beds Call for your make and model. We Deliver Haensel Distributing Call Clint 605-310-6653 or John, 605-351-5760. I90 exit 387 Hartford SD. Hidewood Fencing and Welding -Livestock equipment -Fencing -Steel buildings -Feedlot construction Can Travel, will Deliver. Call Kirk at 605-520-9759 For Sale: 506C JCB 6000 lb. Extend-A-Boom Forklift, full cab & heat, 3200 hrs. 605-380-0627 John Deere 24-30 1770NT,2 tank CCS, hydraulic drive with row clutches, spoked gauge wheels,copperhead ag closing wheels, fert pump with total tubulars, Precion planting esets, clean sweep with Yetters, 20/20 air force and monitor. $69,000 (605) 228-0335 Dairy Equipment - 1,000 gal high perform Muhler bulk tank with washers and compressors. 3” pipeline with 8 universal milker and 8 with Westfila takeoffs with universal vac pump 7.5hp motor. Surge vac & pump with other milking equipment. (605) 350-7193 John Deere 7200 16 row 30”, in-furrow liquid fertilizer and 2x2, $16,500 OBO. No Telemarketers. (605) 999-8995 12 row 30” 950 Case IH planter, pull type with folding wings, in good shape and always shedded, (507) 223-7716 2007 Case 621 DXR, heat, AC, ride control, 3rd valve, 3 yard bucket, good tires, 6200 hrs, $63,200. 2007 Case 521D, heat, AC, 3rd valve, new tires, new bucket, 6600 hrs, $61,300. Huron SD area, 605-350-1325 1990 John Deere 42ft CCS no till air seeder, Digi-star scale, rear hitch with hydraulics, with or without Mud Smith wheels for an additional $3500. Always shedded, can help with delivery, $72,000. Call 701-710-0450

FARM EQUIPMENT 5725 Bourgault 45ft series 3 air seeder, mid row fertilizer, with 5350 seed cart, field ready, $45,000. 605-661-0609 or 605-661-8133

IMPROVE CASH FLOW Leasing = Lower Payment & Tax Savings! Contact United Lease & Finance, Inc. Fargo, ND to discuss your options. Call: 701-232-1827


Mayo Bean cleaner was leased out and has not been returned. Was leased out during the spring of 2017. Please call 701-740-1752 with info if known. 7000 Allis Chalmers tractor, 2 speed PTO, 3 speed power shift with sat loc GPS. about 550 hours on shortblock. Erskine 8ft. front mount snowblower, 540 RPM, double auger, hyd shute. Tractor - $7,500. Snow blower $5000. $12,000 for both. Red Lake Falls, MN 2 1 8 - 2 5 3 - 2 2 3 3 , 218-289-4547. For sale Haybuster model H1000, tub grinder, stored inside, 2 sets of screens, electric governor, excellent condition. 218-371-0505 Bobcat S205 skid steer, nice shape, cab, heat, AC, power bobtach, good tires, 2840 hrs, 62 HP Kubota diesel, 2100lb lift, clean solid loader, $19,900/offer (701) 318-2086 delivery possible

FARM EQUIPMENT 2016 Vermeer BPX 9000 Bale Processor Used to feed hay, light use. Sharp $16000 (701) 710-1501 CAT 320BL Excavator, NEW hydraulic thumb, 11,716 hrs, 85% undercarriage, farmer owned, very good shape, always shedded. $55,000 obo. Delivery possible (701) 710-0450 BRAND NEW 2000 gallon DUO/LIFT fertilizer cart, all wheel steer, $12,000 obo. Delivery possible 701-710-0450 White 6122 12/30 planter, Agro liquid fertilizer, yetter row cleaners, true count row shut off’s with air compressor, new seed openers and fertilizer tubes last spring, very clean and well maintained, $13,500. No telemarketers, (605) 214-1057 1590 no till JD drill, 20’ with grass seed attachment, markers, always shedded, 10” spacings. (605) 847-4708 For sale: 1000 gal Demco Saddle tanks. Tractor mounts for JD 8RT/9RT tractors. $6900. 701-341-0331 For sale: 99553 Bobcat skid loader. Kobota diesle. Very good shape. 2800 hours. $9000 or offer. Also, out of condition barley. 218-640-0808 FAST 8318 liquid fertilizer applicator, 22” spacing, 24 rows, 1800 gallon tank, Deere Rate Controller, low acres. 701-430-0052

05 H1100 Tilt tub hay grinder, Hay/corn screens, Corn hopper, nice, $31,500. (605) 881-1841 8 row John Deere #7000 corn planter, 36”, 38” or 40”, Martin & Company trash whippers. M&W #350 gravity box, 13 ton running gear. (605) 783-3262 or (605) 520-3828 JD 1990 CCS 15” no till drill, 42’. $60K / obo (605) 329-7225 For Sale: 2013 Summers Ultimate NT 1650 gallon tank with Trimble monitor and auto-shut off, $19,000. Phone 605-350-7093 Carpenter,SD 2006 Bobcat T250, approx 3,500 hours, runs good, $17,000. (605) 228-2471

2004 John Deere 8520, independent front suspension, 480x80R rear duals, 420x85R34 front duals, rear weights, front weights available, 4 hydraulics, HID lights, autotrack ready, 7,500 hours, shedded. No Friday night or Saturday calls please, 701-710-0841 or 701-783-4419 1997 Case IH 8940 MFWD, 3 pt, 3 remotes, 540/1,000 PTO, front weights, tires 80%, 7,600 hours, has duals, paint’s good, sharp unit. $57,000 OBO. 605-380-5313 or 605-439-3644 For Sale: 2012 CIH Magnum afs 190 FWA-350 hrs. always shedded, 18.4X46 rear duals, 4 remotes, GPS cab connections, all fluids changed under Cenex Total Protection Plan Warranty Enrollment Retirement Sale. (605) 437-2620 For Sale: 2014 Case IH 540 Quad Track, power shift, 1930 hrs, 6 SCV, auto steer, Wass receiver, Pro 700 Monitor, Luxury cab with heated leather seats, 30” belts, transferable warranty through 2022 or 8,000 hrs. $255,000. (218) 790-1705 For Sale: JD 4020 loader tractor, have two selling one. Great condition. (605) 848-1131 2009 Case IH 210 Magnum MFWD, 3,426 hrs, front axle 380/85R34, rear duals 480/80R46, auto steer capable, Case IH L780 Loader, very clean. $90,000. Brent (605) 294-7200 JD 4955 front wheel assist, 20.8-42 rear duals, 18.4-26 single front, tires at 60-70%, front and rear wheel weights, 15 speed power shift, 3 hydraulic outlets, 3 point with QH, excellent condition. Always stored inside. Record of all maintenance. 1 owner. 7800 hours, $38,000. (605) 765-9144, Gettysburg, South Dakota.

Bobcat T200 Track skid steer, nice shape, cab, heat, power Bobtach, 2540 hrs, 73HP turbo diesel, 4,000 lb. tip rate, runs and moves very good. $21,000/offer. (701) 318-2086 Delivery Possible. 2014 Bobcat S650 Skidsteer, nice shape, cab, heat, AC, power Bobtach, 2 spd, radio, clean original paint, no rust, new tires, good bucket, 2,451 hrs, 75HP Turbo diesel, 2,800 lb. lift, $27,500/Offer. (701) 318-2086 Delivery Possible.


Stainless steel parts for John Deere 1900 & 1910 air cart. 701-680-0939 or 701-680-0990

TRACTORS Are you tired of adding or running out of DEF fluid? We have a chip to install which will completely delete it; it doesn’t affect the engine at all and leaves no footprint on the computers. Modules for series B engines coming soon! Off road equipment only. Call Larry 701-710-0887 John Deere 4020 1963. International 504. Case 1370. Rowse sickle mower 9’, 3 pt. hitch. (219) 730-7203 2006 McCormick XTX 215, MFWD 200HP 1152 hours 14.9 x 46 rear duals 320/85 x34 front singles, 540/1000 PTO front weights, Cummins engine, always shedded, nice tractor. $55000. (701) 724-6204

Ford/Versitile 946, 5,461 hours, excellent condition, $33,500. No Telemarketers 605-214-1057 WILL DONATE TO A TRACTOR CLUB: Lots of parts, heads, new & used, bags, radiators. Will donate to a club. Farmall F14 on steel and rubber, ser# FS1288114. Sold separately. 406-265-7952 leave message.



1995 John Deere 8100 front wheel assist, 3 hydraulics, 3 point, large 1000 PTO, duals, front weights, 5,300 hrs, plummed and wired for Outback auto steer, been through shop. $56,500 obo. Webster, SD Call (605) 380-3871 4430 John Deere, serial #022647R, 9765 hrs, rear duals 18.4R38, inside 85% & outside 95%, fronts 1100/16SL, 2015 new pto system, real nice tractor, $16,000. (605) 467-3457 John Deere 4440, 6940hrs, 2 SCV ISO ends, power beyond, quad range, new front tires, R1-W rears at 90%, Hub duals 75%, new style step, new interior with swivel seat, LED lights, gear reduction starter. Includes 158 loader with joystick, 8’ bucket, bale spear, pallet forks. Also have 250 gallon Demco saddle tanks. Many other new parts- always maintained and parked inside. No leaks, everything works. Used to bale, spray and push snow in yard. Never been in feedlot. (605) 396-7418 741 John Deere loader with bucket and 7000 series mounts, has no grapple, $8,500. 701-220-8853 For Sale: STX 325 4 wheel drive tractor with PTO, 6600 hours, excellent condition, Call Jim (712) 229-0798 1982 late model 4240, 8200 hrs, 3 hydraulics, 3 pt hitch with Quaker 530 loader, 8ft bucket and grapple fork, no welds, tractor has many new parts, very clean, new tires, 605-350-7389

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1998 Ford New Holland 9880 4wd, 5,700 hrs, 710/38 duals at 60%, hydraulic blocks auto steer, $45,000. (605) 450-1475

2013 CIH Magnum 315

MFWD, Powershift, Luxury Cab, Buddy Seat, 3PT, Quick Hitch, PTO, Front Weights, Rear Weights, Hi Flow Hyd Pump, Cab Suspension, Front Axle Suspension, 480/80R50 Rear Duals, 480/80R70 Front Duals, Michelin Tires, Auto Steer Complete, Pro 700 Monitor, Nav 2 Controller, 372 Receiver, 2,250 Hours, Full Loaded, Financing Available, $126,000. Call Troy @ 218-849-1926

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1-800-982-1769 We also rebuild axles, differentials & transmissions with 1 year warranty. Does your Versatile shift hard? Give us a call, we have a solution for you. We also have piv-ot pins and bushings for you center hinge, Series I, II, III Versatile. Call Big Tractor Parts 1-800-982-1769

1977 JD 4430, CAH, 8500 hrs. new tires rear 14.9-46, 148 loader, quad range, $19,900 OBO. 218-849-8909 2013 CASE IH 600 Quad Track, power shift, 1,940 hrs, PRO 700 monitor, full auto steer, RTK capable, twin flow hydraulics, 36” belts, clear view caps, 6 hydraulic valves, PTO, tow cable, Luxury cab with heated leather, loaded, super clean, no smoker, always shedded. $265,000. Call (605) 350-3100

2014 CIH Magnum 315

MFWD, Powershift, Luxury Cab, Buddy Seat, 3PT, Quick Hitch, PTO, Front Weights, Rear Weights, Hi Flow Hyd Pump, Cab Suspension, Front Axle Suspension, 480/80R50 Rear Duals, 480/70R34 Front Duals, Michelin Tires, Auto Steer Complete, Pro 700 Monitor, Nav 2 Controller, 372 Receiver, 1,646 Hours, Like New, Fully Loaded, Financing Available, $136,000. Call Troy @ 218-849-1926

2012 CIH Magnum 290

MFWD, Powershift, Deluxe Cab, Buddy Seat, 3PT, Quick Hitch, PTO, Front Weights, Rear Weights, Hi Flow Hyd Pump, 4 Valves, Guidance Ready, 380/90R54 Rear Duals, 380/80R38 Front Duals, 2,250 Hours, Clean Tractor, Financing Available, $94,000. Call Troy @ 218-849-1926

2014 JD 8360R

2013 CIH Steiger 450 4WD

Powershift, Diff Locks, Cab Suspension, Front & Rear Weights, Luxury Cab, Buddy Seat, Hi Flow Hyd Pump, 4 Valves, Full Auto Steer, Pro 700 Monitor, Nav 2 Controller, 372 Receiver, 750 Hours, Clean Tractor, Financing Available, $179,500. Call Troy @ 218-849-1926

IVT, ILS, PTO, 3PT, Quick Hitch, Front Weights, Rear Weights, 480/80R50 Rear Duals, 420/85R34 Front Duals, Front Fenders, HID Lighting, 60 GPM Pump, 5 Valves, Auto Guidance Ready, 5,000 Hours, Nice 1 Owner Tractor, $139,000, Financing Available. Call Troy @ 218-849-1926 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920

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1994 9680 Versatile, 7,000 hours, rods and mains at 4,500 hours, engine uses no oil, 20842 radial tires, new in summer of 2015, tires are 80%, inside tires have fluid weights on back, has yearly check over, good paint, no dents, kept inside, Dennis Huff Donnybrook, ND 701-835-2015

BUYING A TRACTOR, COMBINE OR OTHER EQUIPMENT? Consider the advantages of leasing it. Contact United Lease & Finance, Inc. Fargo, ND to discuss your options. Call: 701-232-1827

1997 CIH 9380

24 Speed, EZ Guide 250 Light Bar, 20.8X42 Triples @ 50%, 5970 Hours, Straight Tractor, Financing Available. $59,500 Call Troy @ 218-849-1926


2008 CIH Steiger 485 HD

Powershift, Luxury Cab, Buddy Seat, 620/70R42 Duals, Front Weights, Rear Weights, Diff Locks, 4 Valves, PTO, Full Auto Steer, Pro 600 Monitor, 262 Receiver, Nav 2 Controller, 3,900 Hours, Financing Available, $139,000 Call Troy @ 218-849-1926

2014 JD 9460R 4x4 tractor with 4 hyd., 1,000 hours, very clean, full leather interior. $205,000. 701-739-9391 For sale CIH 5250 MFD SL loader, 3 hyds, grapple, joystick, 8000+ hours, $27,500. 701-650-8605 Ford 9880 Triples, 20.8x42, 9212 hours, 12 speed, good condition 701-320-8705

2013 CIH Magnum 290

MFWD, Powershift, Luxury Cab, Buddy Seat, 3PT, Quick Hitch, 3 – PTO’s, Front Weights, Rear Weights, 4 Valves, Front Fenders, Guidance Ready, 480/80R50 Rear Duals, 380/80R38 Front Duals, 1,215 Hours, Nice Tractor, Financing Available, $119,000. Call Troy @ 218-849-1926

2010 JD 8430

MFWD, Powershift, ILS, 5 Valves, 60 GPM Pump, PTO, 3PT, Quick Hitch, Front Weights, Rear Weights, Active Seat, Front Fenders, Field Vision Lighting, Electric Mirrors, 480/80R50 Rear Duals, 380/80R38 Front Duals, Auto Guidance Ready, 1,850 Actual Hours, Mint Condition, Financing Available, $158,000. Call Troy @ 218-849-1926 For Sale: 1997 8940 Case IH Tractor w/front wheel assist, 4800 hrs., good condition, good tires, $36,000. Also 48’ Case IH TigerMate II Field Cultivator, good condition, $39,000. 605- 690-7576 ‘01 JD 7210 MFWD tractor with JD 740 loader & joystick.16 spd Power Quad W/ RH reverser, rubber like new, foot throttle, 540/1000 pto.Loader is tight with NO welds. Tractor is in excellent mechanical condition. $38,500. (507) 789-6049 2010 CIH 335 4 wheel drive tractor, AFS accu guide, SMX 1000 monitor, 4 HRD, hyd return line, 1000 PTO. 18-4-46 duals. 3000 hrs, excellent condition, always stored inside. Reduced price. 605-380-1227 or 605-725-8873

2013 CIH 550QT

Powershift, Luxury Cab, Buddy Seat, PTO, 3PT, Quick Hitch, 6 Valves, Big Pump, 30” Tracks, Diff Locks, Full Auto Steer, Pro 700 Monitor, 372 Receiver, Nav 2 Controller, 1,740 Hours, $239,000, Financing Available. Call Troy @ 218-849-1926 FOR SALE: 2009 NH T9040 4WD, 435HP, 800/70R38 Firestone duals, PS, high capacity pump, HID lights, performance monitor, weights; 1997 NH 9682 4WD, 360HP, 710/70R38 duals, 12-spd, rear weights, 8,050 hr. Stored inside; Also: EatonFuller Super 10-spd trans., low miles. Hamilton, ND. Call 701-265-2221.

Nice 2009 - 9630 4WD John Deere tractor, 530 HP, autotrac ready, deluxe comfort package, power shift, 800/70-38 Goodyear tires (duals), dual beam radar, premiere lighting package, AM-FM stereo, instructional seat, front and rear wheel weights plus rear suit case weights. The tractor has 4420 hrs., stored inside and regular maintenance. $138,500. Located in Forest River, ND. Call Mark: cell phone/text 218-779-1448 or Home 701-248-3791 For Sale: JD 7230 2008 FWA, 130 HP with LHR and JD 673 loader. Graple fork, joystick, nice. 8,000 hours; $49,500. Near Watertown, 605-876-226

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For Sale: JD 4450 2 wheel drive, 1988 year, 8600 hrs, quad range with JD 158 loader & joystick, new air conditioning and new interior, Michelin tires. Excellent condition. Scotland, SD $35,000. (605) 464-1044 For Sale: JD 4320 Tractor, 1971 year, 2 hydraulics, Michelin tires, open station with JD 158 loader & joystick. $18,000. Scotland, SD (605) 660-3116 2012 JD 7230R 230hp, duals on front, H480 loader, 2600hrs, $120K / obo. (605) 329-7225 1984 Steiger KP-1325 4 wheel drive tractor, new inner tires, Cummins engine, 425HP, $20k. (605) 329-7225 97 JD 6400 MFWD power quad CAH air seat double doors, side exhaust, 200 hrs on overhaul, 11,500 total hours, looks & runs great, $23,900. JD 2955 MFWD, CAH, 5300 hrs with JD 625 loader, bucket, joystick, heat, air works good, Good working tractor. $25,900 can trade. (320) 543-3523 Case IH Puma 150 with L765 Loader. For Sale or Lease. UPTIME Service Warranty performed every year. Complete warranty will stay with the tractor. Life is better with this tractor. (605) 290-9591 2006 Buhler Versatile 535 tractor, full weight package, new 12 speed transmission, 850/38 tires, outback STS Edrive guidance system, 3,200 hrs, $110,000 OBO. 218-782-2255 or 218-689-5422 1981 JD 8640, 7600 hrs, 2500 on engine overhaul, pto, above average condition, tires 40%, awesome LED lights, ready to go, nothing to fix, asking $19,500. Will consider reasonable offers. (605) 695-5159 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920

2013 John Deere 1870 Drill. 12” spacing, double shoot, Raven section control NH3, all run blockage. 1910 550 bushel cart. Low acre, always shedded, very nice. $205,000 OBO. Todd Goven, 701-870-0208 or 701-448-2450 2014 Strip Cat Strip Till machine. 18R20 that was used two seasons on less than 4,000 acres. Includes SureFire variable rate liquid fertilizer system. Always shedded. Excellent condition. Call Bryan 308-631-3750 leave message. 2010 JD, 43 ft., 1895 Air Seeder with 910 430 bushel cart with conveyor. New discs and hoses on seed unit. Liquid fertilizer on front rank. Rate & section control. All run blockage monitor. Also available, 3400 gal liquid cart. Seeder can be changed over to anhydrous fertilizer. 701-263-1651

2000 Case IH Concord 4010 air seeder

2000 Case IH Concord 4010 air seeder. Single owner, always shedded. 40 foot, 10” spacing, single shoot, 3” Stealth openers, 3-bar harrow, full-run Loup blockage system with single tower population. 3400 Concord Air cart, 340 bushel twin 60/40 compartments, ground driven, Lombardini diesel blower motor. New main front carrier tires. Cart waxed yearly, also shedded. 701-360-1259

TILLAGE EQUIPMENT 2013 JD 2310 Mulch Finisher 5 Section: cat 4 Hitch, single point depth control, 3 bar coil harrow with hyd rolling baskets, 10” Permacoil sweeps, castering stabilizer wheels. Low acres, no rocks. 45’ 9” $78,500 (605) 290-3552 Willrich 4400, 25’ chisel plow with cutting coulters attached. $5,900. (605) 352-1483

TILLAGE EQUIPMENT 2011 Summers Super Chisel - very nice condition with heavy duty harrow. Asking $38,000. 701-430-0902 Great Plains Turbo Max 35 foot harrow, reel, weights, excellent condition. Reduced Price. 605-380-1227 or 605-725-8873

Salford 1100 RTS vertical tillage, 2008 8 wave blades, 3 bar harrow, rolling basket, weight package, new radial tires, field ready, $38,500 701-351-0399 2013 Wishek 862 LNT 38’ Disc 30” blades low profile transport hydraulic leveling very low acres 701-351-0399 For Sale 2013 Case IH 1250 16x30 Planter, bulk fill/liquid fertilizer corn/bean plates, trash whippers, clutches, air bags, draw bar hitch, no monitor or markers, low acres, asking $69,500. Case IH 9300 Ripper with leadshanks, hydraulic rear levels, with individual c-shank on front disc attachment, asking $23,500. Call 320-815-9971 Horsch 370 37ft high speed disk in good condition, $59,000 OBO. Horsch 300 30ft high speed disk in good condition, $54,900 OBO. 712-579-1825 2623 Disk - 5 section frame flex with gates harrow - 9 inch spacing. Used two seasons. Always shedded. Looks like new. Call for pricing (507) 829-3450. IH 4300 55ft field cultivator, walking tandems, 200 acres on shovels, 4 bar Summers mulcher, $12,000. (605) 450-1475 Bourgault 7200 72’ Heavy harrow. 2003 model 16.5 X 16.1 main frame tires, auto fold, hydraulic tine adjust. one owner good condition $19,500 701-265-2250 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920

2012 Salford 570X HD Extreme. 50ft, 5 Section, 22” New Coulters, Harrows and Rolling Baskets, Field Ready Serial #112472. $75,000 Call Lemnus Farms 701-680-1434 Enderlin, ND. 2009 Case IH Disk Ripper 730C Eco Tiger, excellent condition, $25,000. Geringhoff Northstar 12 & 22” corn header, really good condition, 2007 model set up for 9 88 series. Case IH Combine, $25,000. Call 701-520-1308 Must Sell! 2010 JD 2210 38.5ft. field cultivator with nearly new knock-on sweeps, single point control & heavy duty 3-bar harrow; $24,900 OBO. Also, 2 fuel tanks with gasboy pumps, 500 & 1000 gal and 250 gal tank on stand. Kindred, ND 701-361-8543 2011 Summers Super Coulter Plus with rolling basket, 50ft, $50k obo. 2007 JD 637 rock flex disk, 37ft, $20k obo. 36ft Wishek NT disk $28k obo. (605) 329-7225 2011 JD 2310 Mulch Finisher, 45 ft. working width, 5 Bar Harrow, excellent condition, $45,000 OBO (605) 467-0350 Krause 4950 disk, 28’ rockflex, has good blades & harrow. $8750 (605) 661-0609 or 661-8133 2001 Willrich QuadX 50’ field cultivator, knock on sweeps, double spring, 7” spacing, floating hitch, 4 bar coil tine harrow, single point depth control, 31x13.5 15” 12 ply tires. 701-388-7177

HARVEST EQUIPMENT JD & Geringhoff cornheads, 6R30, 8R22, 8R30, 12R20, 12R22, other sizes available, new & used. Will also do reconditioning different row spacing or complete rebuild on JD cornhead. We offer full warranty on any JD gear box we rebuild Sales, Service & Rental MW Cornheads, Inc. Hillsboro, ND 701-430-CORN (2676)


FOR SALE: NEW CONCEPT HOPPER BINS. New & Used Hopper Bins 900-7500 Bushel. Used 4 & 5 thousand bushel bins. On hand for immediate delivery. Also, Convey-All Bean Tenders & Belt Conveyors. Lower prices on hopper bins & leasing available. We Also Move Hopper Bins & Fuel Tanks. Call Fred: 701-830-8000 612 John Deere corn head, with hydraulic deck plates, header height sensing and single point hookup, $27,000. Also 608 John Deere corn head with same options, $24,000. Call Mike (701) 423-5557 or 701-391-2934 Gerringhoff Rota Disk Elite chopping corn head 12 row, 30”, header height sensors, rowsence, head has very few acres, and is field ready, $46,500. Walinga Grain Vac Model 5510, like new stored inside; $8500. 701-351-0399



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For Sale: 2003 Unverferth 1000 bushel grain cart, new tires, new tarp, new auger and scale $18,000/OBO. Also, 550 bushel, red wagon grain cart, $4500 /OBO Call (605) 460-1770

618C Stalkmaster 18 row 22” John Deere Corn Head. Low Acres. Stubble Lights, Single point hookup, Contour Master sensors, Excellent Condition Must See. Also, have a tandem header trailer for sale. (605) 690-2739



2010 CIH 2162 Flex Draper

40Ft, 3” Cut, Gauge Wheels, Fore & Aft, Auto Header Height, CIH Mounts, Single Drive, Straight Header, Financing Available, $42,000 Call Troy @ 218-849-1926 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920

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Argyle, MN Travis Anderson (218)-201-0782 Reece Setterholm (218)-280-5890 Dustin Isaak (218) 686-5979

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Elmers Grain Cart, 1,600 bushel on tracks, 605-480-0285 Grain bag unloader for rent. Loftness 10 ft drain bag unloader. Please call for rates and availability. Ellendale, ND. (701) 710-1307


HARVEST SYSTEMS 35 ft. 9” Pans, Original System ................... $6,740

WORKING WIDTHS: 3 SECTION: 30’, 40’, 45’, 50’ 5 SECTION: 50’, 60’, 70’ We can build all sizes. 7 SECTION: 75’, 80’, 85’

35 ft. 9” Pans, Advanced System ................... $8,240

ROLLER FEATURES: • 42” Roller Diameter • 5/8” or 3/4” Roller Wall Thickness • 3” Roller Shaft and Bearings • Replaceable Roller Shaft • 6”x 6” Frame Tubing • 10 & 14 Ply Trailer Tires • Hydraulic Wing Lock w/ 2 1/2’’ Pin • Transport Width of 12’ • Hydraulic Floating Hitch • Tru Roller Overlap



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SPRAYING EQUIPMENT Elemers high wheel sprayer, 90’, three nozzle body, 1000 gal tank and 200 gal rinse, $7500 OBO. Call 218-281-2018 leave name and number.

JD Load Command 4930/4940

Edible Bean Equipment for Sale Picket One Step 12x22”, long end table, cushion shanks, field ready, stored inside, 2013 model $32,500 Elmers row crop cultivator, 24 row 22” spacing, rolling shields, pull type, stored inside, 2009 model $17,000 48 row 22” H&S Band Sprayer, 1000 gal tank, 450 Raven controller, duals, 3 nozzles per for, always shedded, 2010 model $6,500 Days: 218-791-5070 Matt Nights: 218-779-6345 Bill

EMPLOYMENT Full time farm employee, must have semi driving experience, CDL not required, duties include running 4WD tractor and grain cart, putting up hay, working cattle and calving. 701-226-2359

Full Time Farm Help For a Northwest MN grain & sugar beet farm. Salary DOE, housing furnished. Kennedy MN 218-843-1155

HOUSING & PTO Full time Farm Help Very competitive pay. Work on Sugar Beet, Potato and Grain farm. Located in Minto, ND, 30 miles N of Grand Forks Brad Narloch 701-520-8341 or 701-248-3782 Tyler Narloch 701-520-8148

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Grain and Livestock operation located 30 miles NE of Aberdeen is seeing employee for spring planting. Wage depending on experience, Call 605-216-8382

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Grain Bin Service Bin repair, air floors, concrete work. Specializing in roof repair & bin concrete slabs. Also, new & used grain bin sales! 701-899-2863 Two Westeal Bins 55,000 bushels to be moved. Both have full floor air and 10 inch newer bins and sweeps. Make offer on loads. 218-686-9097 Steel Buildings 33’ x 60’ x 12’ $13,621, 30 lb. Load 2 Available 4 week delivery Call 1-800-964-8335 Call us to place your ad. AGWEEK FARM AD DEPT.


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SEED FOR SALE Cert. SY-Ingmar Wheat Cert. SY-Valda Wheat Cert. SY-Soren Wheat Free delivery Treating available NOESKE SEED FARM Call 701-845-1300 office 701-840-1635 Brad 701-320-3581 Jeremy

Howe Seed Farm offers for sale: New MN. Lang, New LCS Rebel, LCS Prime, LCS Trigger, MN. Shelly, MN. Bolles: Wheat varieties, barley varieties: 6-row tradition and 2-row ND. Genesis Barley. Howe Seed Farm is also an authorized proseed soybean and corn dealer. Please call 701-238-1285 for your registered & certified seed needs for crop year 2018. Ask for Jim or Michael.

RR1 soybean, 07 Maturity, outstanding yields, heavy pod’s tall hybrid, our best yielder last year, $27 per unit. Following year you can save your own seed. Also have 08’s available, 50# units, totes or bulk. We also do seed cleaning. Kasin Farms Seed 701-361-9288 Hawley, MN Great IDC Soybean

Fall Into Savings With Henry Building 218-863-6445 54 x 98 x 16 - $45.723 60 x 126 x 16 - $65.696 70 x 126 x 16 - $83,349 80 x 154 x 18 - $119,504

For Sale: Lacey Barley Seed to be certified. 2017 grown. 98% germ. Delivery available. 701-395-4341, 701-351-2068

FEED, SEED & HAY AND RELATED EQUIPMENT Buchholz Seed Farm is offering Registered and certified Linkert, Bolles, Prosper, Elgin ND and new Vitpro ND wheat. Certified Genesis and Tradition barley. Certified Sheyenne and Bison ND soybeans. Terning Liberty Link, Roundup2, Xtend soybeans, corn. 701-347-4058 STRAW FOR SALE Rounds, net wrapped, good quality. Leonard, ND. 701-361-1499

Nichols Fencing LLC Desmet, SD Take old fence out & put in all types of new fence. Call: 605-695-4743

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Ristvedt Trucking Family Oriented Trucking Company looking for over the road truck driver to pull flatbed and step deck trailers. Must have a good work ethic. Need CDL with good driving record and 2 years truck driving experience, must be 25 and older to apply. 605-886-8981.

CROP OPERATION located near Watertown, SD is seeking a self-motivated individual with farming experience for temporary employment March 1- December, 2018. Valid Driver’s license and Semi-trailer truck experience required. Duties will include: tillage, semi-trailer hauling, running additional farm equipment and farm maintenance. We offer competitive wages and have newer equipment with GPS guidance. Call Mark 605-880-3965

Two load command systems for sale. One for a 4930, and one for a 4940. New. 701-360-1259


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Hwy. 200 East, Carrington, ND • 701-652-2886 • 1-800-859-2032


WHETSTONE AG SUPPLY, INC. WILMOT,SD 57279 605-938-4709 WESTFIELD (NEW) WR 8x31 thru 71 WR 10x41 WR 13x41 TFX2 8x36 TFX2 10x31 / 36 / 41 MKX GLP 10x73 & 83 MKX GLP 13x64 /74 /84 / 94/ 114 MKX GULP 13x114 MKX 16x125 (23,000 bph!) WHEATHEART (NEW) X GLP 13x84 X GLP 16X105 (DEMO) 13” EMD Drive Over Hopper Heavy Hitter Post Pounder BATCO (NEW) 1535 / 45 Field Loaders FARMKING AUGERSNEW 8x66 EMD Standard Auger 13x70 Swing Hopper FARMKING EQUIP. (NEW) 9’ Disc Mower 540 RPM 12 Wheel Bi-Fold Rake 16 Wheel Super Star Rake Model 2450 Bale Carrier 6” Grain Vacs Model 360 Grain Cleaner 1600 Gallon 4WS Liquid Supply Trailer (DEMO) Model 1200 90’ Boom Sprayer Model 1360 Grain Cart Model 2460 Fertilizer Applicator (DEMO) LOFTNESS (NEW) 20’ Stalk Chopper/ Windrower 10’ XL Grain Bagger USED Westfield: J208x46 w/10HP Motor TF10x31 w/10HP Motor WR 8x71 EMD MK 13x71 GLP MK 13x91 GLP (Qty.2) MKX 13x94 GLP MK 13x111 GLP (Qty.2) Farmking: 10x70 Swing Hopper 13x70 Swing Hopper 13x95 Swing Hopper Feterl: 10x66 Swing Hopper 12x72 Swing Hopper 14x96 Swing Hopper Hutchinson: 8x53 PTO 24” Drive Over Conveyor Sudenga: 10x31 EMD KSI: Model 161037 Belt Conveyor Batco: 1590 EMD Standard Hopper Brandt: 13x70 Swing Hopper Call for best pricing on all new augers. All swing hoppers are available with hydraulic or electric hopper movers. Both Hopper Walker and Auger Jogger electric movers available. More augers are coming in. If we don’t have it, we can get it! Also full line of Westfield parts and accessories in stock. Possible financing available.


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1. CompuDry Command Center 2. Circu-Lator 3. Drying Floor/Steel Supports 4. Blue Flame Dryer 5. Transfer Auger 6. Grain Spreader Call for more information on all the systems!

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WHEAT STRAW FOR SALE: Large round net wrapped 5x5 bales. $25 per bale. 218-261-0305 Gary, MN

FEED, SEED & HAY AND RELATED EQUIPMENT SPRING WHEAT SEED FOR SALE: 2018 Spring Planting. Registered & Certified. Prosper, Shelley, SY-Valda, SY-Ingmar, LCS-Rebel, LCS-Trigger, LCS-Prime. Barley: Lacey. Oats: Rockford. Seed ready to go. Can Deliver. Nelson Farms, Thompson. Please call: 701-741-4901 or 701-599-2080. FOR SALE: Certified high quality Shelly Spring wheat seed. Cotton Farms, Hillsboro, ND. 701-430-0279

CERTIFIED SEED Bernston Seed Farm

Adams, ND Yellow Peas - Cert Nette Wheat: Reg Bolles Cert & Reg Linkert Cert & Reg Rollag Cert WB 9653 Barley: Cert & Reg Tradition Office: 701-944-2449 Paul: 701-331-1614 Andy: 701-331-1450


Call Howe Seeds Inc. McLaughlin, SD 57642 (605) 823-4892




2018 Cert and Reg seeds. Wheat Varieties with protein and yield. New LCS Rebel, Anchor, Breakaway, and SDSU Surpass. High ProteinU of M Bolles. High Yield-SYValda. Pinnacle Barley.Delivery and treating available. Lock in your supply today. Nettum Seeds LLC Caledonia ND 701-430-1149

Wheat Registered-Faller Registered-Prosper Certified-Sy Soren Certified-Sy Valda Durum Certified Carpio Certified Tioga Soybeans – Conventional Registered-Sheyenne Registered-ND Bison Certified-Sheyenne R2Y-Dairyland Peterson Farms Seed LAMOURE FEED & SEED INC. LaMoure, ND Ph# 701-883-5755 Ph# 877-883-5755

Certified Seed For Sale

For Sale: Registered LangMN and Certified and Registered Shelly Linkert Faller Prosper Bolles and LCSAlbany Delivery Available Call Jensen Seed Co 218-478-3397 Call/Text 218-478-4352 or Get the latest Slow Darkening Pinto from NDSU ND Palomino. Excellent yielding and up right structure for straight combining. A good Germ and blight (dome) tests. Negative for anthracnose. Take advantage of higher markets and more options with Slow Darkening. Reasonably priced. 701-593-6338

ALFALFA, mixed hay, grass hay & feed grade wheat straw, med. square or round bales, delivery available. Thief River Falls, MN. Call or text LeRoy Ose: 218-689-6675


ANYWHERE We buy damaged grain any condition -wet or dryincluding damaged silo corn TOP DOLLAR We have vacs and trucks CALL HEIDI OR LARRY




“A Farms Seed Company”

Seed Available for Spring 2018 • Certified CDC Amarillo yellow peas • Certified AAC Carver yellow peas • Certified AC Earlystar yellow peas • Certified Hyline yellow peas • Certified CDC Treasure yellow peas • Certified CDC Striker green peas • Certified CDC Richlea lentils • Certified CDC Maxim CL lentils • Certified Divide durum • Registered Carpio durum • Certified Carpio durum • Certified VT Peak durum • Registered Joppa durum • Certified Joppa durum • Common York flax

• Certified CDC Neela flax • Certified Tradition barley • Registered Genesis barley • Certified SY Synergy barley • Certified Bolles HRSW • Certified Linkart HRSW • Certified SY Soren HRSW • Certified SY Ingmar HRSW • Certified SY Valda HRSW • Certified SY Rockford HRSW • Certified LCS Rebel HRSW • Certified LCS Breakaway HRSW • Certified WB9507 HRSW • Certified WB9653 HRSW • Certified WB9590 HRSW • Certified WB9479 HRSW • Certified TCGCornerstone HRSW • Certified TCG-Spitfire HRSW

Ask About Other Varieties


Office: (701) 453-3300 Blake Inman Cell: (701) 240-8748 Mark Birdsall Cell: (701) 240-9507 Dave Helmers Cell: (701) 833-2448 Ask about seed treatments, inoculant, soybean seed, canola seed, corn seed, and sunflower seed.


Registered Lariat Pinto Bean Seed For Sale

North Dakota grown. High yield potential. Very good lodging resistance. Excellent seed quality. Upright growth habit suitable for direct harvest. Supplies limited call for pricing! 701-360-0680

Conex Containers For Sale

• New or Used • Cargo Worthy, Wind & Water Tight Units • 10’ to 45’ Sizes Available

701-360-1411 Mike, Owner

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For sale: Wheat Seed Reg. ND VITPRO wheat seed. New ND variety, 14.6 pro., 65 lbs pw., very good yield, Reg. surpass wheat seed 98% germ, cleaned, $9 per bushel: Cert. Shelly wheat seed to be certified. Art Wosick, Minto, ND 701-360-3181

Seed For Sale: Wheat Seed: SY Ingm SY Valda. Soybean Seed: NorthStar Genetics, Stine. Corn Seed: NorthStar Genetics, Stine. Totes, Bulk, Treating, Trucking, Custom Cleaning. Call Satrom-Hiam Seed Page, ND 701-668-2327


For Sale: Big round bales of 1st and 2nd cutting alfalfa. Big rounds of straw and big round bales of grass hay. Please call 701-741-2674 or 701-594-4296



Wheat - Ingmar, Soren, Vlada, Linkert, & Shelly Barley - Synergy & Tradition STEIN SEED CO. McVille, ND 701-322-4350 or 866-322-4350


Big square, high quality, alfalfa. All 3 cuttings. No rain. Shedded. Stacked on cement. Horse quality grass, alfalfa mix. Twin Valley, MN, 218-584-5534 or 701-893-5414

For Sale: Certified Pinnacle Barley, High yielding & very good quality seed. 701-799-3032 For Sale: 60 2000lb grass hay bales; $40 a piece. 238 1100lb oats hay bales; $25 a piece. 218-268-4558 or 701-261-2557

314.93± Acres • Steele County, North Dakota Tract 1: SE¼ (less road) of Section 2, T144 R54 Tract 2: SW¼ (less road) of Section 2, T144 R54

Bids due at 4:00 PM • Monday, February 12 • Located northwest of Galesburg • Productive farmland • Available for 2018 For bidding and property details, please contact:


Phone: (701) 238-0725

Phone: (701) 237-0059

Wheat seed for sale. Certified surpass, to be certified swathed, no rain, excellent quality, $8.50 bu. Christine, ND 701-730-0153 2016 92 germ, registered carpio durum seed, 2017 certified carpio durum seed for sale. Call Chuck Magill 701-710-0502 For sale: Registered Lang-MN and Registered and Certified Shelly and Bolles. 218-686-6620

SALE PENDING: 160 Acres of Ransom County Farmland South of Fort Ransom, ND FOR SALE: Total 387 Acres of Barnes County Farmland North of Wimbledon, ND, which includes 345 Acres of cropland. FOR SALE: 99 total acres of Cass County Farmland East of Kindred, ND. Includes approximately 53 acres of tillable land, and 46 acres which includes home and building, surrounded by a beautiful wooded area along the Sheyenne River. SOLD: 120 Acres of Barnes County Farmland Southeast of Fingal, ND FOR SALE: Grain Elevator in Wimbledon, ND to include approx 250,000 bu. grain storage with 3,500 bu per hour grain dryer, 12,000 gal propane tank and scale.

Brent Qualey, Agent

Dale Weston, Agent

For Sale: Pinnacle 2 row barley seed to be certified. Germination 97%. Contact Wayne, 701-520-2910

Farm Land For Sale

Two Tracts in Broadlawn Township

Voller Ag., Inc.

XLs, scuffed, bird feed & high quality confection seeds wanted. SCH Grain 204.327.6488, Rosetown, MB

Kyle Nelson, Agent

Phone: (701) 238-9385

Office: (701) 237-0059 • Fargo, North Dakota

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For Sale: Low moisture baleage. 5x5 rounds. Alfalfa & alfalfa grass mix. Good quality. Battle Lake, MN 218-770-1558 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920



MINN-DAK SUGAR BEET STOCK FOR SALE Three Hundred Thirty-eight (338) units of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative sugar beet stock is being offered for sale. The stock will be offered in 25 unit lots. Written bids should be mailed or delivered on or before 5:00 o’clock p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018, in a sealed envelope to: Janel B. Fredericksen Smith & Strege Ltd. 321 Dakota Avenue P.O. Box 38 Wahpeton, North Dakota 58074 Each written bid should state the bidder’s name, mailing address, telephone number, a per share bid, and the total number of shares sought. There will be no additional bidding rounds to increase bids. The bid submitted shall be your highest bid. After all bids have been reviewed, seller will contact bidders to inform them as to whether or not their bids have been accepted. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all irregularities in bid or bid procedures.

AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920



For sale 200+ Round Bales 1st cutting alfalfa. Net wrapped- Cover edge. Weigh approx. 1500 lbs. RFV 125. Asking $65/bale. (605) 949-2206



200+ Large Round Bales of low land and cattail mixed net wrapped bales. $30/bale. North Central South Dakota. 605-380-5313



For Sale: Mixed grass hay, good quality round bales, located north of Britton SD, $80 per ton. (605) 290-4225 or (605) 448-5347





We are currently contracting Barley for delivery to East Grand Forks and Yellow peas for delivery to Devils Lake


Give us a call to review pricing options. We look forward to working with you!

Selling or Buying Farmland in the Valley?

Call Andy Westby @ 701-239-5839 Realtor and Auctioneer ND-1056, MN-14-037 1711 Gold Dr, Suite 130, Fargo ND 58103


Signalness Farms LARRY 701-770-2500 JASON 701-770-0926 Watford City, ND


Towner County, ND Farmland Auction - 480 Acres 480+/- deeded acres with 350 +/- tillable acres in Armourdale Township of Towner County. Selling in 3 tracts. All land located in 25-162-67. Located 2.5 miles NW of Rocklake, ND off of 65th Ave NE. Tract 1 (80 Acres +/-): N1/2NE1/4 Tract 2 (240 Acres +/-): NW1/4 & N1/2SW1/4 Tract 3 (160 Acres +/-): S1/2S1/2 Written bids will be accepted until 5:00pm on March 1, 2018. Upon receipt of the written bids, the seller reserves the right to hold oral bidding among bidders on March 8, 2018. Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Signed purchase agreement with 10% earnest money deposit at conclusion of auction. For bidders packet contact: Eric Schoenherr 701-499-2629 or

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HAYING EQUIPMENT Corn stalk bales, stalk chopper used, 1,400 lbs. $40/ton. Call for more information Kevin Dettler, Doland, SD (605) 460-6900 Alfalfa for sale. 350-2nd, 4th cutting, 1500 lb wrapped bales, $110 a set on truck.Northeast (605) 268-4154

3rd, net ton, SD.

Hay for Sale (701) 425-9390

I HAVE a large supply of beef hay available. Excellent quality hay in net wrapped round or medium square bales. Delivery available in MN, SD, MT & ND. Call or txt 218-689-6675 Ose Hay Farm Mixed Grass Hay For Sale approximately 65 Round Bales weighing about 1600 pounds located 15 miles east of Milbank, SD (605) 237-0433 Wheat Straw - Seeking long term relationship to buy our quality wheat straw in the stack or in the windrow at a fixed price that works for you and us. 10,000+ acres. Near Presho. Call Todd 605-360-7133 Alfalfa Hay For Sale Round and 3x4x8 bales. Delivered or you can pick up. Large amount of Dairy quality. Raising and selling alfalfa since 1970. Mike Brosnan, Huron, SD 605- 352-7728 605-354-1055


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Remaining gravel reserves on the property total some 6,850,000 tons or 3,805,000 cubic yards. Accepting sealed bids until: March 15, 2018 Please send bids to: John Wiskow 218-782-2151 or

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Kittson County, Minn., Gravel Property SE 1/4, Section 17, Norway Township 154.49 Acre Property Located ½ mile north of Halma, MN and 5 miles southeast of Lake Bronson, MN

For showings, please contact: Tony McLean 218-683-3019 or 001659695r1

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65 net wrapped round bales of spring wheat put up right in late July with some green and wheat heads. Tested, low nitrates, less than 300 PPM, protein 9.51%, moisture 13%, $100 per ton. Located at Presho, SD. 5 miles S. of interstate. Call Jeff (503) 484-7844 2000 plus bales of Hay Millet, Sudan Grass, and Milo for sale. Contact Kyle at (605) 280-5707 for more information and pricing. Native grass hay, green, weed free, large rounds, net wrapped, 1,250 lbs+, $65 per bale, very nice hay. 605-738-2572 or 605-228-2998 Alfalfa Hay for Sale. Big rounds of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd cuttings 2017. $100/ton. Also, big squares for sale $120/ton. Delivery Available. (605) 999-1477 1st & 2nd cutting alfalfa hay for sale, price negotiable. Call Rick Smith, Britton, SD 605-448-2608 or 605-380-5937 Large round corn stalk bales for sale, also custom hauling of hay with step deck trailers, 605-770-6453 Mike Hay Millet and Corn Stalks. Also rough hay. Large Round Bales. Call 605-380-7130 or 605-380-7170 For Sale: Alfalfa hay 3x3x8 bales, Grass hay, 3x3x8 bales, & also corn. Powell WY. (307) 272-8296

HAYING EQUIPMENT DAKOTA HAY AUCTION OF Corsica, SD Auctions every Monday year round at 1pm in Corsica, SD To consign or get information & Sales Results Go To or Call 605-770-0662 office: 605-946-5002 2012 MacDon R85 Bought new in 2012 used on alfalfa, oats, and smooth native grass lands. 1000 pto, 2pt hitch, 8 disc, steel rollers, and gearbox was replaced in 2016, new cutter bar oil every 200 hours. Asking 15500 OBO (701) 500-5413 Between Blunt and Harrold, SD. Approx 450 grass bales, net wrapped. $100/ton. Approx 450 wheat bales, cut when green, safe for feeding. $85/ton. 605-295-4225

REAL ESTATE/ AG STOCK LAND AUCTION: March 7, 2018 - 10:00 AM (CT) 160 +/- Acres Polk County, MN. This property features excellent cropland in heart of the Red River Valley. The 156.61 acres of cropland has a Soil Productivity of 86.9! Contact Steve Link: 701.361.9985. Pifer’s Auction & Realty, 877.700.4099, Kevin Pifer MN #14-106.

Lowland grass hay, 1200-1500 lb bales, all net wrapped, $22.00 per bale or best offer. Columbia SD (605) 396-2422 or 290-2606. 2014 JD 956 Moco, hydraulic tilt, chevron roller conditioners, low acres, excellent condition, Asking $30,000. 605-595-2275


2018 Crop Year: 400 tillable acres in Clay County Minnesota, Township 138 North, Range 46 West, Section 17: SE1/4 and Section 20: N1/2. Just off Downer exit. Will consider all offers and multiple year lease. Call Tom 701-321-1769. Young farmer looking for farmland to rent in Wilkin County. Call 218-731-1922 Farm Land to Rent 2018 Over 411 tillable acres in Pleasant View Township, Grand Forks County. NE1/4, SE1/4, & part of NW1/4 Sec 28 T150 R53. Send confidential offers to be received NLT Feb 16, 2018 to Engen Law Firm, PO Box 438, Northwood, ND 58267 701-330-4228

Want to rent Crystal sugar beet stock for limited partnership. 218-779-8596

The Leader in Sugarbeet Brokerage Since 1994* *Based on Previous Acquisitions

Buying crop land, pasture and CRP land, will lease back. Confidential. 612-220-1042 Leave detailed message.

BEET STOCK SALES Your Clearinghouse For ACS Beet Stock John Botsford 701-213-6691 Chris Griffin 218-779-1064

Alfalfa for Sale: 2017 crop, 1st, 2nd, 3rd cutting, approx 1450 lb big round bales, approx 500 available. Call (605) 848-0943 701-757-1888

WANTED TO RENT: American Crystal Beet Stock. 701-740-8206 or 218-779-4581

14ft New Holland hay head, HS series with hydraulic wheel drive kit, very good condition, always shedded. $7,500. Call evenings (320) 677-2450

Wanted: To joint venture American Crystal Sugar Beet spot. Wanting 250 acres. 218-289-4714

For Sale: Alfalfa - 2nd & 3rd cutting, 2nd cutting w/RFV 179. Call (605) 350-7240 or (605) 350-3515

Looking for ACSC Shareholder to joint venture for 2018 growing season. Contact Steve 218-779-2121

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Farmland for Rent 174 Acres Available. N1/2 23-142-58 Just out of CRP Still in grass Proposals invited.


GOING TO AN AUCTION? Get pre-approved! Contact United Lease & Finance, Inc. Fargo, ND to discuss your options. Call: 701-232-1827 311 acres of expiring CRP for sale in Godfrey Township, 3 miles North of Fertile, MN. For an electronic or hard copy of a detailed appraisal including area soils & land use maps, productivity index, yield info, etc., please call or text 218-849-0680 FARMLAND FOR CASH RENT 2018 & beyond: 156 tillable acres in Walberg Township, Cass County, ND. Call 701-238-4251 for information on submitting bids. Wanted to buy 20 shares of American crystal beet stock. Reply to Box 5103, c/o Grand Forks Herald, P.O. Box 5878, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5878 AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920

Seeking farmland to rent in Grand Forks and Polk County. Ground must be suitable for sugarbeets. Contact 701-740-1752 or mkrueger@kdkrueger Local credit references available

HORSES WANTED TO BUY: Horses, broke or unbroke, registered or grade, young saddle horse prospects, most all other types and classes considered. 320-305-1578.

LIVESTOCK Yearling bulls, simmental and sim-angus, born January and February, extra age will breed more cows, fed to grow on oats and alfalfa and 3.5 pounds corn, not pushed, all bulls are A.I. sired by industry leading genetics. Will be semen tested, FREE keep and FREE delivery, pick your bulls today and pay on delivery. Olek Simentals, Felton, MN 701-371-3972

Nordlund Stock Farm, LLC. 21th Annual Production Sale Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Clearbrook, MN Red and Black Angus Selling 81 bulls (Yrl. and coming 2 yr. olds) And 54 reg. females (bred and open) Plus 25 com. Bred and open heifers Sam 701-799-1613 or Mike 701-799-0943


Registered polled Hereford bulls, coming 2 year old bulls, range raised, reasonably priced, guaranteed breeders.


RWF, BWF & BLK Replacement Heifers.

Since 1953 Midway Polled Hereford’s

701-996-3300 or 701-302-0254 or 701-996-3111 For sale: 42 open Red Angus Heifers approx. 700 lbs. Pure Red Angus bred with focus on carcass & maternal merit. Call for price, 701-220-6102

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Looking for American Crystal Sugar Beet shares for JV or limited partnership. Any amount of shares considered. Paul, 218-779-9750

Nelson County, ND

Want To Rent: American Crystal Beet Stock. 218-779-2110

Ora Township Perry Sather Family Land Sale

Minnesota Lake Properties

Land Wanted

For Sale: 3x3x8 Alfalfa, Alfalfa/Grass, and Tame Grass Hay. Stored inside. Excellent quality for lambing and horses. Lee Kopriva, Raymond, SD (605) 450-1546

Corn silage for sale, silo guard preservatives, and tarped, 605-769-0862

Looking for ACSC shares for joint venture. Call 218-478-4473

Jayson Menke Nick Watson - Andy Gudajtes (701) 780-2828

Alfalfa for sale, large round net wrapped bales, all are 2nd & 3rd cutting, hay has been tested, call 605-380-3631 or 605-380-3637 2017 Millet hay and corn stalk bales for sale. Delivery available. (605) 216-2918


Organic 174 of 222 tillable just out of CRP. Still in grass. 47.3 Acres current CRP Sec. 23 Ashtabula Twp. Borders paved Cty 21, 1 mile to public landing on Lake Ashtabula. 317 Acres $438,000.

SE1/4 of Section 24, Township 149 North, Range 57 West. Written bids due Thursday, February 15 by 5pm. Top 6 bidders invited to oral/phone bidding. Form maps and information visit Sellers reserve right to reject all bids.


160 acres in Northland Township, Polk County, MN 1 80-acre parcel, 2 40-acre parcels Sealed bids due by 3/07/18 and oral bidding for qualified bidders on 3/08/18. For more info, contact 701-215-1313.

Telephone: 701-587-6121, Fax: 701-587-5585 Email: 001689653r1




Gelbvieh yearling bulls born January and February, extra age will breed more cows, fed to grow on oats and alfalfa and 3.5 pounds corn, not pushed, all bulls are A.I. sired by industry leading genetics. Will be semen tested, FREE keep and FREE delivery, pick your bulls today and pay on delivery. Olek Simentals, Felton, MN 701-371-3972 POLLED HEREFORD BULLS coming 2 years old in April & May. Also have Polled Hereford Heifers and 5 Polled Hereford Cows for sale. Winter Polled Hereford Ranch Goodrich, ND Call 701-884-2424 or 701-884-2417 or 701-799-9537



Lost River Livestock 8th Annual Production sale at the farm near Clearbrook, MN Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2 pm. Red Angus, Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls and bred heifers will sell. Please contact David Larson at 218-766-3323 or visit www.lostriverlivestockm for more information

For Sale: 40 registered and 90 commercial yearling and 2 year old angus bred hefers. Ultrasounded for calving dates and weighing 1250-1300 lbs. Majority bred to Final Answer and Final Answer’s son. Due to calve starting in March. This is an excellent group of fancy hefers to add to or start a top notch heard. Call Martin Schaff 701-400-5279

AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920

AGWEEK ads cover 4 states and bring results. Call 888-857-1920



85 Yearling Bulls & 15 Two Year olds Bulls available for preview; starting February 1st Bulls for sale starting February 10th • • • •

Free Keep of bulls until April 1st Excellent Disposition No Creep feed Top AI Sires used *Performance information available

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1:30 PM JaMestown Livestock, JaMestown, nD

23rd Annual

TUE, FEB 13 - Bichler Simmentals & Red Angus Quality not Quantity Sale, at the ranch, Linton, ND.

MON., MARCH 1 - 1:00 PM/CT Keller Broken Heart Ranch New Annual Sale, at the ranch, Mandan, ND

TUE., FEB 13 - 1:00 PM/MT Forster Red Angus 51st Anniversary Sale, Wicks Sale Facility, Richardton, ND. THU., FEB 15 - 1:00 PM/CT Red Ohr Angus Olson’s Red Power Performance Bull & Female Sale, at the ranch, Argusville, ND.

Powerhouse Production Sale

THU., FEB 15 - 1:00 PM/CT Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Annual Production Sale, at the ranch, Mandan, ND. SUN., FEB 18 - 2:00 PM/CT Bruner Angus Ranch Annual Production Sale, at the ranch, Drake, ND.

Offering 30 White & Red High-Performance, Heavy-Muscled Bulls

TUE., FEB 20 - 1:30 PM/CT Bina Charolais 23rd Annual Powerhouse Production Sale, Jamestown Livestock, Jamestown, ND.

BW:2.4 WW:39 YW:74 WW of 9/25/17 876

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MON., MARCH 5 - 1:00 PM/CT Ashworth Farm & Ranch 15th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Oungre, SK. FRI., MARCH 9 - 1:00 PM/MT Leland Red Angus Annual Production Sale, at the ranch, Sidney, MT. TUE., MARCH 27 - 5:30 PM/CT C-B Charolais Annual Production Sale, C-B Sale Facility, Montpelier, ND. THU., MARCH 29 - Jacobson Red Angus Annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Hitterdal, MN. TUE., APRIL 24 - Vollmer Angus Ranch 41st Annual Production Sale, at the ranch, Wing, ND

To find out how you can be listed on this calendar call: 001680083r1

Lane & Vicki Bina Family Kyle & Denae Stern 11168 60th St. NE Lawton ND Bina’s: 701-655-3598 or 701-351-3298(cell) Sterns: 605-532-4222 or 605-237-0526(cell) BW:1.1 WW:42 YW:81 WW of 9/25/17 944

WED., FEB 21 Schmidt Angus 40th Anniversary Private Treaty Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND.

Grand Forks • Fargo • Dickinson

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Bina Charolais

MON., FEB 12 - Big Sky Salers 34th Annual Focus Bull Sale, Stockmen’s Livestock, Dickinson, ND.



Appearance Bulls For Sale

Registered Black Angus Bulls For Sale -----------------Anderson Angus Ranch Chaffee, ND ---------------Top quality genetics Good dispositions Bulls are AI sired calves Reasonably priced. Bulls Sired by: Freys Appearance, Carter’s Counter Weight, KCF Bennett Fortress, SAC Conversation, FAR Ten Billion, and Next Step Many Hefer Bulls to choose from. ----------------

Call Ryan Anytime 701-238-1064

Conversation Sons For Sale



NEED REPLACEMENT HEIFERS? We have the answer. Taking spring orders on our ranchraised open heifers. Will AI breed to the sire of your choice. Custom AI services also available on your heifers. Summer feed available. We can customize a breeding/feeding program to fit your ranches needs. Call Bryan at 308-631-3750


February 17th, viewing from 11:30-2:30 w/bid-off at 2:30 Vin-Mar Mr. Right 4515, JMB Traction 292, Carter’s Counterweight, Prairie Pride Next Step 2036, VAR Dakota Cash 327, and others. 3755 146th Ave SE, Wheatland, ND (I94 to Exit 320 (Embden), 1 mile South, 1 mile East, ½ mile North). For more information or catalogs contact: Dallas Hoffmann @ 701-238-7842 / Danny Hoffmann 701-541-3555 Logan Hoffmann 701-388-2618 For Sale: 5 year old Red registered balancer cow to calf in March or April. Bred to registered balancer bull. Both have good blood lines. Excellent maternal instincts and milking ability. Call 218-294-6565


32 Blk. Angus Cows coming with 3rd calf. Bred to easy calving Reg. Blk. Angus Bulls. Home raised and easy to handle. Due Date March 24. Call Byron. Marion, ND 701-320-9538


PRIVATE TREATY SALE Bulls available for preview starting February 1st Bulls available for sale starting February 10th -------------------------------------Free keep of bulls until April 1st - Excellent dispositions - No creep feed -Top A.I.Sires used - We have been selling high performance breeding stock for 40 years -Our 100+ replacement heifers will sell at Kist Livestock on Wednesday February 21st ------------------------------------PERFORMANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE CONTACT DOUG & LISA SCHMIDT (701)445-3429

Registered yearling angus bulls sired by Mohnen South Dakota 402, SAC Conversation JS02, and PVF Insight 0129. Performance data and EPD’s available. Will deliver. For more information, call 701-331-2128. Mathiason Angus Farm, Edinburg, ND. Quality Angus Since 1914 Selling Fertility and Performance tested yearling Angus bulls. Excellent dispositions & maternal traits. Purath Angus Farms Red Lake Falls, MN 218-253-2600 218-686-6046


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......................................... Stock cows for sale: Mostly black, have a few others also that are red and char, cows will start to calf in April, can pick free delivery in North Dakota. 701-302-0981

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WOODBURY STOCK FARM Wyndmere, ND Registered Simental & Sim Angus Bulls selling by private treaty. 4 52 years of performace testing & A.I. to top quality genetics 4 Excellent disposition 4 High performing 4 Volume discounts 4 Free keep until April 15th 4 Free delivery up to 200 miles 4 Complete performace data & EPD’s Call Arnold anytime!

701-640-8957 701-439-2531

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CHAROLAIS BULLS for sale: Performance tested yearlings Great dispositions, calving ease, Polled and semen tested. Carcass tested sires. Complete Performance records and EPD’s available. Jensen Charolais Ranch. Scott and Kim 605-847-4755 Lake Preston, SD

20 Registered Hereford Bred Heifers, ultrasounded, Bred Hereford. Schmidt Herefords, Pipestone, MN 56164 507-215-1037 or 507-825-2383

70 black cows with black calves, 3-4 months old, calves have been worked. 140 bred cows, 3-8 yrs old, start calving March 25th, Call 605-350-2126

Shares for sale in High Health 5,000 head sow unit, located in NE North Dakota. (701) 371-2445

For Sale: 103 Home Raised, Bred, Angus Cross heifers. Heifers are ¾ Angus daughters of Accelerated Genetics Total Impact and F1 Baldy mothers, weighing approximately 1050#, and have EXCELLENT DISPOSITION. Heifers are due to calf starting 3/13/17 by ultrasound pregnancy test, bred to Accelerated Genetics Oahe Dam and cleaned up with low birthweight angus bulls. Howard Farms, Miller SD. (605) 204-0299

Will calf heifers or cows. Can handle large AI groups. Please call (605) 520-3182.

50 home raised Black Angus bred heifers will start calving May 1st. Bred to light birth weight OCC Bulls. $1,800 each. (701) 357-8421

Looking to custom feed cattle, have pens and facilities for 300-500 calves or 100 or so cows. Can also calve cows out. Reasonable feed and references. 605-460-4146 daytime

Drought Cow/Calf Pairs For sale in the country and on order at the sale barns. Bred Cows/Pairs Bred Heifers Heifers Calves n 3 & 4 year olds n 5-7 year olds n Solid Mouth n Short Term n Late n Fall Calvers Prices vary on breed of cows, size and quality. For complete livestock listings see: EICHLER LIVESTOCK Licensed & Bonded 605-228-7433

For sale: 50 Purebred Bangs vaccinated yearling Charolais heifers. 800 lbs. Stout Charolais (605) 859-2023 Angus bred heifers, calved for 21 days, start 2-18, weighing 1,150lbs, 15 head, asking $1,800 each. 605-516-0180

For Sale: Black and Black Baldy bred heifers, all ultrasounded and 4 15 day calving periods, they start calving Feb. 25th. Bred to New Standard and Condely Confidence, low birthweight bulls. Have had pre breeding shots and first Scour Boss 9 shots. Weighing around 1200 lbs. Cole Farms, (605) 354-2600 Background calves or replacement heifers. 100-200 head pens, up to 600 head total. New facility/Insured/Bank references req’d. Located in North Central NE 785-640-5842 eves or lv msg For sale 2 & 3 year old purebred polled Charolais bulls, Triple H Charolais, Tabor, SD 605-464-1125

McMillen Ranching Ltd.

24th Annual Bull Sale

CHAROLAIS BULLS High Performance Competitive Price Bull Performance Averages BW: 91lbs 205 Day: 775lbs EPD’s: -0.9, 31, 58, 14, 30 Semen Tested 1st Year Breeding Guarantee Consignments at: Black Hills Stock Show Watertown Winter Farm Show J&M Ranch Lake Preston, SD Jerod & Melanie Olson (605) 860-2080 For Sale: Fancy Registered Red Angus yearling heifers; Registered Red Angus yearling and 2 yr old bulls. Very good dispositions. Call Ron @ (605) 770-7739 or (605) 772-5147. Pam @ (605) 770-7741. BUYING WOOL! Paying Top Prices! Pete Caspers 605-994-7666

12 home grown spring Holstein heifers, bred to pulled Hereford bull, calving March 4th, asking $1,500 OBO. (605) 380-0618 For Sale: Yearling and 2 yr old polled Hereford Bulls. Feed until April 1 and free delivery. Also have some heifers and a few steers. Blume Herefords, Gordon Blume 605-280-3861-cell or 605-472-0619-house.

Experienced Momma cows. Selling 50 of our old reliables. 8-12 yrs old. They are still here because they are the best of the best. All bred to OCC Bulls start calving May 1st. $1,200 each. (701) 357-8421

Kappes Simmentals For Sale by private treaty. For Sale: 40 Simmental - SimmAngus Bulls. Sale begins Feb 1st at the Farm. Go to or call Neal at 605-380-8766

For sale: 75 3 year old Black Angus Cows. All are coming with 2nd calf. Bred to Charolais Bulls to start calving March 15th. Call for more details (701) 678-4621

Registered Angus and Purebred Charolais bulls, sired by Eggleston Sure Flash and Thomas Outsider, Angus sired by Mohnen South Dakota. Lowell Jones (605) 870-2339

For sale: Registered 2 year old horned hereford bulls. Good EPD’s, semen tested, free delivery up to 200 miles. Will cooperate on deliveries outside of that area. Neu Herefords Rockham, SD Call Dale 605-472-1292 or 605-450-1544



Saturday, March 3, 2018 • 1:00 PM At the ranch MRL Sales Arena Carievale, SK *Only 18 miles North of Sherwood, ND


80 Red & Red Blaze Simmental Bulls

65 Black Simmental Bulls

137E 40 Registered Red & Black Angus Bulls


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For Sale: 45 Angus cross heifers, 1100 pounds plus. Bred to Schelske 1/2 brother bulls for 45 days, starting March 15th. Has Scourboss 9 shots, poured, running out, have been fed no grain. Origin Beitelspacher Ranch. 10 head or more. (605) 354-3178 or 605-354-3186.

90 home raised Angus cows 4-7 yrs old due March 25th bred Angus. And 40 heifers due April 25th AI bred for 1 day ultra sound tested to all carry bull calves. (605)539-9244

AKC German Sheppard Puppies, black & black/tan, excellent temperament, shots and wormed, $400. 605-880-6368


For Sale: 50 Black & Black/White Face Cows & Heifers, vaccinated, poured & preg checked, calving March/April, $1500. Also for Sale: 3 Black Angus Bulls, $2500 each. (701) 318-1642 Red Angus heifer pairs for sale. (605) 730-0662


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For Sale: Polled Black yearling Purebred Simmental Bulls very gentle dispositions, reasonably priced. Call (605) 228-0045 Mellette, SD

Complete dispersal of 103 head of 2nd, 3rd & 4th calving F1 Black Baldy cows, bred to Angus bulls, due to start calving April 15th, call (320) 841-1809

Black bred heifers, ultrasounded into three 21 day calving periods starting March 1st. Bred to Reppe or Nelson Angus bulls, have had all shots, boosters and poured. Call Eric at 605-350-6923

Black & BWF Angus bred cows, some Reds and RWF, over 200 due to calf Feb to April. Can sort for dates. Bred Black & Red. Weighing 1350-1500. Nice, calm cattle. Call or text (605) 214-3227 For Sale: Black and BlackWhite faced Red Heifers, Ultrasounded into 4 - 21 day calving periods. Start calving Feb. 25. Bred to Fulton Angus Easy Calving Bulls. Had all pre-breeding shots, pelvic measured, poured in the fall. Weighing 1100+ lbs. Will preg-check before selling. Harvey Tschetter, Hitchcock, SD 605-350-1153 FOR SALE: Springing Dairy Heifers. Call (320) 760-2705

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TUE., FEB 13 Retirement Auction, Online Bidding. Knight Farms, Owner. Purple Wave, Auction. WED., FEB 14 February Online Auction, Upper Midwest Locations. Steffes Group, Inc. SUN., FEB 18 - 12:00 PM/CT Antique, Toys, Furniture Auction, Warren, MN. Multiple Parties, Owners. Jason Rominski Auctioneers. MON., FEB 19 Farm Equipment Auction, Colfax, ND. Online Bidding Only. Helbling Auctioneers. TUE., FEB 20 - 8:00 AM/CT Land Auction, Antler, ND. Bottineau County. Steffes Group, Inc. WED., FEB 21 - 10:00 AM/CT Farm Auction, Hankinson, ND. Prochnow Farms, Owner. Steffes Group, Inc. THU., FEB 22 - FRI., MARCH 2 Timed Online Farm Equipment Auction, Adams, ND. Rone Hove, Owner. Steffes Group, Inc. THU., FEB 22 - 10:00 AM/CT Farm Equipment Auction, Oakes, ND. Four Star Ag Farms, Owner. Steffes Group, Inc. THU., FEB 22 - 11:00 AM/CT Land Auction, Pelican Rapids, MN. Noble Finance, LLC, Owner. Pifer’s Auction & Realty. FRI., FEB 23 - 8:00 AM/CT Land Auction, Sabin, MN. Clay County. Steffes Group, Inc. MON., FEB 26 Farm Equipment Auction, Milnor, ND. Online Bidding Only. Helbling Auctioneers. TUE., FEB 27 - 10:00 AM/CT Farm Retirement Auction, Cogswell, ND. Bill Hayen, Owner. Steffes Group, Inc. TUE., FEB 27 - 11:00 AM/CT Land Auction, Mandan, ND. Ervin and Iris Hintz, Owners. Pifer’s Auction & Realty. WED., FEB 28 High Plains Forage Harvesting Redirection Auction, Online Bidding Only. Multiple Parties, Owners. Purple Wave Auction. WED., FEB 28 - 10:00 AM/CT Farm Retirement Auction, Enderlin, ND. Kellerman Bros., Owners. Steffes Group, Inc. THU., MARCH 1 - 11:00 AM/CT Farm Retirement Auction, Barney, ND. Dan & Carol Luebke, Owners. Steffes Group, Inc. FRI., MARCH 2 - 9:30 AM/CT Large - Clean - One-Owner John Deere Farm Machinery Retirement Auction, Owatonna, MN. Festal Farms Co., Owner. Matt Maring Auction Co. SUN., MARCH 4 - 10:00 AM/CT Collector Auction, Halstad, MN. Berg Auction Service. TUE., MARCH 6 - THU., MARCH 15 Timed Online Retirement Auction, Clear Lake, MN. Kiffmeyer Farms, Owner. Steffes Group, Inc. TUE,. MARCH 6 - FRI., MARCH 16 Timed Online Farm Equipment Reduction Auction, Granton, WI. Nielson Farms, Owner. Steffes Group, Inc.

TUE., MARCH 6 - FRI., MARCH 16 Timed Online Farm Retirement Auction, Cokato, MN. Nate Terning, Owner. Steffes Group, Inc. WED., MARCH 7 - 10:00 AM/CT Land Auction, Crookston, MN. Karen D DeBoer, Owner. Pifer’s Auction & Realty. WED., MARCH 7 - 11:00 AM/CT Wilkin County Farmland Auction, Moorhead, MN. Raymond and Bonnie Packer Family, Owner. Helbling Auctioneers. WED., MARCH 7 - 11:00 AM/CT Land Auction, Faulkton, SD. Faulk County. Steffes Group, Inc. WED,. MARCH 7 - THU., MARCH 15 March Online Auction, Upper Midwest Locations. Deadline to Consign is February 15th! Steffes Group, Inc. THU., MARCH 8 - 11:00 AM/CT Estate Auction, Villard, MN. Gierke Pro-Pumping, Owners. Steffes Group, Inc. THU., MARCH 8 - 1:00 PM/CT Land Auction, Regent, ND. Ilo R. Wolff Estate, Owner. Pifer’s Auction & Realty. SAT., MARCH 10 - 10:00 AM/CT Retirement Auction, Reynolds, ND. Bernie Breidenbach, Owner. Berg Auction Service. MON., MARCH 12 - 10:00 AM/CT Land Auction, Rugby, ND. Vormestrand Family, Owner. Pifer’s Auction & Realty. TUE., MARCH 13 - TUE., MARCH 20 Excess Inventory Liquidation Auction, Niagara, ND. Online Bidding Only. Jeff & Cary McMahon, Owners. Dennis Biliske, Auctioneer. WED., MARCH 14 - 10:00 AM/CT AgIron West Fargo Event, West Fargo, ND. Consignment Deadline February 14th! Steffes Group, Inc. THU., MARCH 15 - 1:00 PM/CT Land Auction, Howard Lake, MN. Wright County. Steffes Group, Inc. TUE., MARCH 20 - 10:00 AM/CT AgIron Sioux Falls Event, Larchwood, IA. Consignment Deadline February 19th! Steffes Group, Inc. THU., MARCH 22 - 10:00 AM/CT AgIron Litchfield Event, Litchfield, MN. Consignment Deadline February 22nd! Steffes Group, Inc. FRI., MARCH 23 Large Spring Farm Equipment Consignment Auction, Jamestown, ND. Multiple Parties, Owners. Orr Auctioneers. FRI., MARCH 23 - 10:00 AM/CT Farm Retirement Auction, Eden Valley, MN. Dale & Debbie Huschle, Owners. Steffes Group, Inc. MON., MARCH 26 Grand Forks Area Equipment & Truck Auction, Grand Forks, ND. Ad Deadline is February 28th. Dennis Biliske, Auctioneer. THU., MARCH 29 Large Farm Retirement Auction, Thompson, ND. Glenn Schumacher, Owner. Dennis Biliske, Auctioneer.

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Cattle summary

RECEIPTS: Auctions Direct Video/Internet Total This Week 224,300 57,700 26,500 308,500 Last Week 282,200 43,700 1,000 326,900 Last Year 213,700 56,100 3,400 273,200 Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold 1.00 lower to 4.00 higher. Many market comments this week referred to the quality of the runs being above average to outstanding as bidders and buyers bellied up to the ring and were active participants. Even though horrible weather conditions were realized in many places this week, the demand for quality stock was not diminished one iota. On Wednesday at Hub City Livestock Auction in Aberdeen, SD, a load of 766 lb red hided heifers sold for $1390 per head or near 181.50/cwt. Also on Wednesday at Bassett Livestock in Nebraska a half load of 771 lb heifers sold at 170.00 and at Huss Platte Valley Auction in Kearney, NE, a short load of 747 lb heifers sold at 168.00. In the hills of north central MO at Green City Livestock Auction, a large package of 719 lb heifers sold at 164.00. These consignments are from reputation ranches and were sold mostly to repeat customers who come back year after year to buy the same genetics. Even though replacement heifers have been the talk in this column the last couple weeks, the mature cattle slaughter has increased an average of almost 7700 head per week for the first four harvest weeks of the new year. With the increase in drought conditions throughout the country more of those older cows are not getting another chance to give that rancher one more calf to sell. The late summer and fall pasture growth was diminished with the lack of rainfall in the major cow/calf states and hay stocks are being consumed steadily as winter rolls on. Quite a lot of hay from Nebraska is being trucked to out of state feedlots and dairies. Some ranchers are loading up on hay, especially alfalfa hay to supplement cows and heifers after calving. Some cattlemen are having to supplement cows on cornstalks as most are under snow and cows are having a hard time rummaging up a enough mega calories to keep them going when the temperatures get in the teens and below. Compared to last Friday, the CME cattle complex saw the Live Cattle Contracts lower; the front month Feb being 0.33 lower...the next four being 2.07 to 2.58 lower. The front five Feeder Cattle contracts were 2.50 to 4.72 lower. This week stocks went on a wild roller coaster ride as the Dow posted its worst week since 2008. From the Dow’s highest close on January 26 of 26,617, a major correction started last Friday with a 666 point drop to close at 25,520 on February 2, 2018. A seesaw was in the cards this week as traders were trying to figure out which side of the market they wanted to be on as the Dow realized a drop to levels seen around the end of November 2017. Even though it would be around a 10 percent drop in value, a correction in 2011 was completed with a 19.4 percent drop in the index. A period in 2010 had a 16 percent drop; 2015 into 2016 had a 13.3 percent decline; and early in CY 2015 there was also a 12.4 percent reduction. The ebbs and flows of the market place happen at a rapid pace, making it very difficult for someone to keep up with the swiftness that trading occurs. One thing that old timers always say is “What goes up, usually comes down”. Auction volume this week included 65 percent weighing over 600 lbs and 42 percent heifers. Auction Receipts: 224,300 Last Week 282,200 Last Year 213,700 DAKOTAS 38,500. 88 pct over 600 lbs. 40 pct heifers. South Dakota- 27,800. Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (436) 220.69; 450-500 lbs (473) 217.63; 500- 550 lbs (528) 197.46; 550-600 lbs (576) 189.42; 600-650 lbs (627) 178.72; 650-700 lbs (681) 165.15; 700-750 lbs (724) 160.34; 750-800 lbs (781) 152.60; 800-850 lbs (826) 146.87; 850-900 lbs (875) 144.69; 900-950 lbs (927) 142.20; 950-1000 lbs (973) 141.23. Medium and Large 1-2 550-600 lbs (589) 173.55; 650-700 lbs (683) 160.85; 750-800 lbs (787) 147.11. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (431) 183.60; 450-500 lbs (476) 176.91; 500-550 lbs (526) 168.77; 550-600 lbs (572) 166.21; 600-650 lbs (624) 159.31; 650-700 lbs (679) 150.42; 700-750 lbs (725) 143.34; 750-800 lbs (775) 139.05; 800-850 lbs (824) 135.92; 850-900 lbs (871) 133.66; 900-950 lbs (919) 132.87. Medium and Large 1-2 450-500 lbs (483) 164.87; 500-550 lbs (543) 158.63; 600-650 lbs (636) 147.96; 750-800 lbs (767) 132.05; few loads 882 lbs 128.25. North Dakota- 10,700. Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (431) 214.28; 450-500 lbs (483) 203.93; 500-550 lbs (538) 190.63; 550-600 lbs (573) 184.17; 600-650 lbs (621) 179.40; 650-700 lbs (674) 164.51; 700-750 lbs (723) 156.49; 750-800 lbs (771) 147.36; 800-850 lbs (822) 144.76; 850-900 lbs (873) 140.49; 900-950 lbs (935) 138.64; 950-1000 lbs (986) 132.67; few loads 1042 lbs 134.50. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 pkg 388 lbs 185.00; 400-450 lbs (413) 185.73; 450-500 lbs (481) 173.37; 500-550 lbs (525) 167.38; 550-600 lbs (579) 157.69; 600-650 lbs (621) 154.75; 650-700 lbs (677) 148.62; 700-750 lbs (725) 143.48; 750-800 lbs (776) 135.59; 800-850 lbs (821) 131.84; 850-900 lbs (868) 130.54; 900-950 lbs (910) 127.39. MONTANA 800. 70 pct over 600 lbs. 56 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 750-800 lbs (764) 147.15. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 450-500 lbs (472) 165.12; 600-650 lbs (622) 150.09; 700-750 lbs (730) 138.13. Billings, MTBred cows: 3-4 yrs old Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1014-1369 lbs 1,500.00-1,750.00, Fancy package 1151 lbs 1,800.00, calving in May-June 1140-1505 lbs 1,200.00-1,225.00. Bred cows: 3-6 yrs old Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1368-1406 lbs 1,475.00-1,625.00, calving in May- June 11031235 lbs 1,225.00-1,300.00. Bred cows: 5-6 yrs old Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1090-1533 lbs 1,425.00-1,610.00. Bred cows: Middle age (Solid mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1200-1575 lbs 1,175.00- 1,425.00, Fancy package 1563 lbs 1,550.00, calving May-June 1159 lbs 875.00. Bred cows: Aged (Broken mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1297- 1575 lbs 910.00-1,060.00 fancy pkgs 1,100.00-1,150.00. Medium and large 1-2 calving before May 15th 1203 lbs 885.00.

Hog summary

RECEIPTS THIS WEEK: 79,602 LAST WEEK: 102,207 LAST YEAR: 84,126 VOLUME BY STATE OR PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Iowa 19.8%, Manitoba 12.4%, South Dakota 12.2%,

Colorado 9.2%,

Indiana 7.0%,

Illinois 6.3%,

Wisconsin 6.3%,

Missouri 6.2%,

Oklahoma 5.2%,

Minnesota 4.5%,

Alabama 2.4%,

Montana 1.7%,

Ontario 1.5%,

Georgia 1.3%,

North Dakota 2.1%, Ohio 1.4%,

Minnesota 17.0%,

Illinois 9.7%,

Nebraska 3.5%,

Indiana 3.1%,

Missouri 2.8%,

Alabama 2.4%,

Michigan 1.4%,

Georgia 1.3%,

South Dakota 1.4%,

Kansas 0.5%,

TRENDS COMPARED TO LAST WEEK: Early weaned pigs steady. All feeder pigs 6.00 per head lower. Demand moderate for moderate offerings. Receipts include 44% formulated prices. All Prices Quoted on Per Head Basis With An Estimated Lean Value of 50-54% Formula Formula Lot Size




Wtd Avg


Cash Range Wtd Avg

EARLY WEANED Pigs 10-12 Pounds Basis: 600 or less 62.28

1869 46.07-51.35 48.55 1600 51.00-71.00

600 - 1200 68.07

9607 39.50-58.95 50.57 3526 59.00-75.00

1200 or more 73.25

23675 39.00-50.91 45.29 32300 60.00-84.00

Total Composite 35151 39.00-58.95 46.91 37426 51.00-84.00 72.29 FEEDER Pigs 40 Pounds Basis: 600 or less

1575 78.00-82.00


600 - 1200

1000 81.00-81.00


1200 or more

4450 78.00-88.50


Total Composite

7025 78.00-88.50


Total Composite Weighted Average Receipts and Price (Formula and Cash): All Early Weaned Pigs:

72577 at 60.00

All 40 Pound Feeder Pigs: 7025 at 82.61

Sheep summary

Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs steady to 20.00 higher, except at San Angelo, TX weak to 10.00 lower. Slaughter ewes weak to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs not well tested. At San Angelo, TX 3947 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 2800 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 4.00 higher. 2,233 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs: South Dakota: shorn and wooled 107 lbs 172.50; 124 lbs 158.00; 135150 lbs 143.00-155.00. Billings, MT: no test. Equity Elec:

no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2: South Dakota: 70 lbs 192.50; 102 lbs 137.50. Billings, MT: no test. Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 124.00-

2800: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 142-190 lbs 152.25 (wtd avg 134.95).


1000: Slaughter Lambs shorn club lambs 130 lbs 150.45.

Slaughter Ewes: Billings, MT: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no test; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull 1 no test. So Dakota:

Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 76.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy)

70.00-81.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull 1 30.00. Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2: Billings:

no test.

So Dakota:

no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2: Billings:

no test.

So Dakota: mixed age

bred mixed age 175.00-225.00 per head; exposed

140-220 lbs 82.00-85.00 cwt. National Weekly Lamb Carcass Choice and Prime 1-4: Weight 45 lbs down


Minneapolis Cash nq nq nq Illinois 3.62 3.56 3.64

Spring wheat

Kansas 0.7%,



Week Year Fri ago ago

Wt Avg

Price not reported due to confidentiality

45-55 lbs

Price not reported due to confidentiality

55-65 lbs

Price not reported due to confidentiality

65-75 lbs

Price not reported due to confidentiality

75-85 lbs

Price not reported due to confidentiality

85 lbs up

Price not reported due to confidentiality

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 37,000 last year.


Minneapolis 13% nq 6.05 nq Minneapolis 14% 7.04 6.30 nq 7.59 6.40 nq Minneapolis 15% Pacific NW 14% 7.18 7.30 6.73 Pacific NW (cwt.) 11.92 12.12 11.17

Winter wheat Pacific NW 11% Pacific NW (cwt.)

5.81 9.65

5.63 9.35

Minneapolis Cash nq nq nq Illinois 9.84 9.86 10.26




Fri. ago ago



4.91 8.15



17.35 17.60 14.70 West Fargo


Enderlin 17.15 17.30 15.30


Minneapolis nq nq nq



West Fargo 10.45 10.50 nq

Pacific NW 3.05 3.05 3.27 Minneapolis #2 nq nq nq


Canola ADM


Feed Minneapolis 2.85 2.65 2.00 Pacific NW nq nq nq Malt Minneapolis nq 4.85 nq

17.68 17.98 17.51 Velva, N.D.


West Fargo 18.25 18.50 18.10



Red River







Edible beans Week Feb. 6 ago


NE Colorado Idaho E Wyo/W Neb ND/Minn. Washington N Wyo/SC Mont

Year ago

21.00 21.00 30.00 21.00 na 28.00 21.00 21.00 30.00 20.00 20.00 28.00 21.00 na 28.00 na na na

Great Northerns Neb/Wyo ND Idaho

21.00 21.00 30.00 na na na na na na

Small whites Idaho/Wash

na na na

Light red kidneys Colo/Neb Michigan Wis/Minn

35.00 35.00 32.00 na na na 33.00 33.00 32.00

Dark red kidneys Minn/Wis


Idaho/Wash ND/Minn

33.00 33.00 34.00 na na na na na na

Small reds Idaho/Wash Michigan ND/Minn.


Michigan ND/Minn.

Pea Beans Michigan ND/Minn.

Garbanzo Wash/Idaho ND/Mont

na na na na na na na na na na na na 26.00 26.00 29.00 na na na 23.00 23.00 27.00 42.00 42.00 36.00 46.00 46.00 36.00

Peas & lentils

Idaho/Wash Green (whole vine) 11.50 Green (upright) na Yellow (whole) na Aust. Winter na Lentils (Pardina) 28.00 Lentils (Brewers) 31.00 North Dakota Green (whole) 9.58 Yellow (whole) 9.00 Lentils (richlea) 19.00

11.50 na 11.50 na 28.00 31.00 9.58 8.75 19.00

Moday, February 12, 2018 / AGWEEK

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MARKETS Potatoes UNITED STATES—-Shipments (not including imports) 1948*-1808*1703—-The top shipping states, in order, were Idaho, San Luis Valley Colorado, Wisconsin, Columbia Basin Washington, and Minnesota-North Dakota (Red River Valley). The Market News Service survey of over 30,000 retail stores had 20,315 ads for potatoes last week, which is a 30 percent increase from last weeks ads of 15,516. *revised. UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO—-Shipments 773-744*-707(includes exports of 2-3-1) —-Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Russet Burbank U.S. One baled 10- 5 pound film bags non size A mostly 6.00-7.00; 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly 9.50-10.00, 60-80s mostly 11.50-12.50, 90s 11.00-12.50, 100s mostly 10.00-11.00: Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10-5 pound film bags non size A mostly 6.00-7.00; 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly 9.00-9.50, 60s mostly 11.00-11.50, 70-90s 10.50-11.50, 100s mostly 9.00-10.00. CENTRAL WISCONSIN—-Shipments 180-145-135—-Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices Russet cartons 40s-80s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-pound baled mostly $13.00-14.00, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $12.0013.00, size B mostly 18.00-19.00, 50-pound sacks size A mostly 11.00-12.00, size B mostly 17.00-18.00. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly 8.50-9.00, 50-pound cartons 40s-70s mostly 13.00-15.00, 80s mostly 12.50-13.00, 90s mostly 11.00, 100s 10.00-11.00. MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) —-Shipments 126-108-109—- Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Yellow higher, others generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One baled 10 5-pound bales mostly 10.50-11.00, 50-pound cartons size A mostly 10.50-11.00, 2000- pound totes size A mostly 15.00-16.00. Yellow Type U.S. One baled 10 5- pound bales mostly 11.00-11.50, 50-pound cartons size A mostly 11.00-11.50, 2000-pound totes size A mostly 16.00-17.00. Russet U.S. One Organic baled 16 3-lb film bags size A 18.00-20.00, Round Red U.S. One Organic baled 16 3- lb film bags size A 21.00-22.00, Yellow Type U.S. One Organic baled 16 3-lb film bags size A 22.00. NEBRASKA—-Shipments 93-83-74—-Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet U.S. One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A 9.00-9.50, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly 12.00- 13.00, 50-70s 13.00-14.50, 80s 11.50-14.50, 90-100s mostly 11.00-12.00. *revised.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE—-Shipments 58-57*-38—-Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. One Russet Norkotah baled 5 10-pound film bags 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum 8.50-9.00, baled 10 5-pound film bags 9.00-9.50, Round White baled 5 10-pound film bags 2 inch minimum 9.00-9.50, baled 10 5-pound film bags mostly 10.00, 10 pound sacks loose 1.80-1.90. *revised. HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO—-Shipments 14-18-30—-Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. FLORIDA—-Shipments 0-0-14—-Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Round Red U.S. One 50-pound cartons size A 15.50-17.00, size B 22.00-26.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8? 40.50-40.75, 50-pound sacks size A mostly 13.75-15.50, size B mostly 20.50-24.75. Yellow Type U.S. One 50-pound cartons size A 18.50-22.00, size B mostly 22.75, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8? 50.50- 50.75, 50-pound sacks size A 16.75-20.50, size B 10.75-16.50. NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA (CROSSING THROUGH MAINE POINTS) —-Shipments light—-Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum baled 5 10- pound film bags 8.50-9.00, tote bags approx. 2000 pounds per cwt. mostly 13.50-14.00.

Potatoes for processing MICHIGAN—-Shipments to Chippers 281-302-263—-Movement expected to increase. Too few open market sales to establish a market. WISCONSIN—-Shipments to Chippers 158-182-180—-Movement expected to remain about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market. MINNESOTANORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) —-Shipments to Chippers 73-105-76—-Movement expected to remain about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market. AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE—-Shipments to Chippers 62-72-57—-Movement expected about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market. WESTERN & CENTRAL NEW YORK—-Shipments to Chippers 50-47-43—-Movement expected about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market. PENNSYLVANIA—-Shipments to Chippers 19-15-16—-Movement expected about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market. OHIO—-Shipments to Chippers 3-1-1—-Movement expected about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market.


Grass – small squares

Rock Valley, Iowa February 8

Week ago

Alfalfa – small squares Utility

112.50 na

Alfalfa – large squares


Grass – large squares Good Fair Utility

Good Fair Utility

120.00-135.00 127.50-145.00 105.00-117.50 115.00-125.00 90.00-102.50 100.00-125.50

Alfalfa/Grass – large rounds Fair

na 127.50

na 137.50 107.50 110.00 70.00-75.00 80.00-82.50

Grass – large rounds

Supreme 157.50 na Premium Good 120.00—135.00 132.50-142.50 Fair na 117.50 Good Utility 97.50 107.50-110.00 Fair

Alfalfa – large rounds

107.50 na


na 157.50 112.50-127.50 122.50-137.50 97.50-110.00 110.00-120.00 85.00-95.00 100.00-107.50

Bedding – large squares Per ton



Bedding – large rounds Per ton



Alfalfa/Grass – large squares

Cornstalks – large rounds


Per ton

na 105.00



Historic drop for Dow Jones and other economic considerations Last week’s U.S. jobs report showed steady unemployment at 4.1 percent and a better-than-expected 200,000 jobs added while wages have increased. The stock market has been rising steadily for over a year, so all is good … right? Unless you haven’t been watching the news or checking your retirement account, the stock market has been getting hammered. On Feb. 5, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its biggest single-day loss in history. With some recovery mid-week, this appeared to be a correction for recent strength until another major decline on Feb. 8. So what gives? The major drivers are fear of inflation due to rising wages and the prospect of rising interest rates in the U.S. These factors have pushed stock prices lower after growth to record highs. So what should those focused on agriculture take from this? Direct links of agriculture prices and the stock market cannot easily be found. But rising interest rates would cut down on investment and could prove to be a stumbling block for farmers. The bigger thing is the value of the U.S. dollar. This has been declining steadily for the last few months, and as the dol-

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lar drops, U.S.-sourced commodities become more affordable for foreign buyers. This is generally supportive for agriculture prices. Corn, for example, has seen increased sales in recent weeks due to the affordability of grain abroad, and prices have risen to their highest point since October.

Wheat Recall last summer as the Minneapolis wheat futures took off due to dryness in the Northern Plains and Chicago and Kansas City were steady? Well we are seeing the reverse happen now. Chicago and Kansas City prices are rallying as the central and southern Plains in the U.S. are too dry and there is little precipitation in the forecast. Meanwhile, Minneapolis futures have been steady, simply allowing the premium over the other wheat classes to drop. The U. S. Department of Agriculture

released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report this week. A drop in export demand for the U.S. led to a bump in ending stocks, providing minimal pressure to the markets. More notably, global production was boosted by improved output from Argentina and Ukraine for the 2017-18 crop year.

Durum The Minneapolis durum market has been steady this week. The USDA did not make any changes to ending stocks in their monthly WASDE report.

Canola The canola market has been steady. Statistics Canada reported canola seed stocks below expectations (by just 200,000 metric tons) but still at a record 14.1 million metric tons. Demand has been good, but with ample stocks and the expectation of increased planted area this spring, a major rally is not expected without broader oils pulling canola up.

Peas and lentils Stocks of pulses in Canada are huge with the 2017 calendar year finishing up with record inventories. Statistics Canada’s report on Dec. 31 stocks

showed lentils rising 16.3 percent from a year ago to 2 million metric tons. Stocks of dry peas were also up (by almost 4 percent) to 2.8 million metric tons. The primary driver of these burdensome stocks is the move by the Indian government to increase import duties. Just this week, India increased import duties on chickpeas and sugar (from 30 to 40 percent and up to 100 percent on chickpeas and sugar, respectively). Not surprisingly, prices have been soft for pulses as a result.

Mustard Mustard seed prices in Canada have been weaker. Processors are well-supplied and the market has been dropping. No. 1 Canada yellow mustard lost 7 percent in value in the last week.

Barley The lack of Chinese demand for barley remains a concern for the U.S. and Canada as buys have shifted to Australia. The USDA did not adjust their barley balance sheet to reflect fewer exports, however. The February WASDE report held ending stocks at 61 million bushels (unchanged from the January report).


Weather concerns provide support Wheat The week started out relatively mundane with the Feb. 5 Stats Canada report. Stats Canada’s quarterly grain stocks report estimates all Canadian wheat ending stocks as of Dec. 31, 2017, at 23.6 million metric tons. This was slightly below expectations of 23.9 million metric tons. This compared to 24.09 million metric tons on Dec. 31, 2016 — a 2.2 percent decrease. On-farm stocks decreased 5.1 percent to 19.3 million metric tons while commercial stocks were up 13.5 percent at 4.2 million metric tons. The March Minneapolis price touched $6 but held firm in Feb. 5 trade. Trade quickly dismissed the report and continued its buying of the Kansas City contract. Feb. 6 and 7 saw 18-cent gains as traders have been buying this contract on any recent breaks. The July Kansas City contract shows heavy resistance at $5.10. Although we traded to $5.15 and it looked like a possible breakout, contracts retreated in advance of the Feb. 8 WASDE report. The monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report was released Feb. 8. All wheat stocks for the 2017-18 crop were increased 20 million bushels to 1.009 billion bushels from last month with trade expectations of 990 million bushels. Exports were lowered by 25 million bushels but the U.S.Department of Agriculture increased domestic food use for wheat by 5 million bushels. U.S. exports were lowered because of higher expected exports from Argentina, Russia and Canada. USDA estimates world ending stocks for 2017-18 at 266.1 million metric tons compared to the average pre-report trade guess of 267.8 million metric tons. Former Soviet Union production was increased slightly to 142.15 million metric tons. These numbers were met with initial selling in both the Chicago and Kansas City contracts, with Minneapolis holding its ground. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data shows that there was a heavy buyback of short positions for the week ending Jan. 30. Net short Chicago positions declined from -145,000 to -97,000. Net short Kansas City declined from -16,000 to -1,900. Weekly export sales totaled 415,500 metric tons with trade expectations of 200,000 to 500,000 metric tons. Cumulative export sales for the year are running 11 percent behind last year at 764.4 million bushels. Shipments of 577.9 million bushels are running 5 percent below last year. For the week ending Feb. 8, March contracts for Minneapolis wheat were up 9.25 cents at $6.13, up 9.5 cents at $4.5625 for Chicago wheat, and up 11.25 cents at $4.745 for Kansas City wheat.

Corn The corn market started Feb. 4 trade with lower than expected rainfall through Brazil, and it appeared we were heading for a higher opening week until trade news put a damper on things in Feb. 5 trade. China is launching an anti-dumping/anti-subsidy investigation into U.S. imports of sorghum. The U.S. accounts for nearly 90 percent of total sorghum arrivals into China as it is used in livestock rations and

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liquor. This announcement put a negative tone on the grain markets in Feb. 5 trade as a number of analysts fear China is retaliating after the U.S. placed import tariffs on Chinese imported solar panels and washing machines a few weeks ago. Even with this negative announcement, the corn market held up well, but we had some help with another good week of exports. Weekly export sales posted another solid week at 1,769,600 metric tons, which was at the higher end of trade expectations. Taiwan purchased 55,000 metric tons of corn from the U.S., but South Korea passed on their tender for 165,000 metric tons, indicating that corn prices were too high for them given currency exchange. The monthly WASDE report was released Feb. 8. Projected U.S. corn ending stocks for 2017-18 were lowered to 2.352 million bushels, down 125 million bushels due to a projected increase in exports. Exports were increased due to export competitiveness with the weaker dollar and reduced export projections for Argentina and Ukraine. This compared to the average trade guess of 2.468 billion bushels. Ethanol production for the week ending Feb. 2 averaged 1.057 million barrels per day. This is up 1.63 percent versus last week and up 0.19 percent versus last year. Total ethanol production for the week was 7.399 million barrels. Stocks as of Feb. 2 were 23.489 million barrels. This was up 1.93 percent versus last week and up 6.36 percent versus last year. Corn used in last week’s production is estimated at 109.96 million bushels bringing cumulative usage for ethanol to 2.51 billion bushels. For the week ending Feb. 8, March was up 4.25 cents to $3.6575 and May was up 3.75 cents to $3.7325.

Soybeans The soybean trade saw a choppy trade this week as Argentina weather forecasts seem to vary daily. Argentina weather continues to support this market, with soybean meal prices leading the way. Argentina is the No. 1 exporter of soybean meal in the world, more than double what Brazil exports and almost three times the volume that the U.S. exports. Seventy percent of Argentina’s crop area is under moderate to severe stress making upcoming rains vital to prevent further losses in yield. There is not much in the way of major issues with excess moisture at the moment in Brazil as they head into their main harvest months. Early week pressure in soybeans was mainly due to the CFTC data on Jan. 30 that showed the funds shrinking their net short positions drastically more than was expected, moving from net short 82,000

contracts to net short only 22,000 contracts. For the week ending Feb. 8, March soybeans were up 9 cents, July 2017 soybeans were up 8.5 cents, and November soybeans were up 5.5 cents. The USDA report on Feb. 8 was slightly bearish, but the market did not react that way. U.S. stocks were raised due to poor exports. Brazil and Argentina production numbers also canceled each other out. U.S. ending stocks came in near the upper end of the average estimates and got raised 60 million bushels to 530 million bushels. The average estimate was for the U.S. stocks to come in at 486 million bushels. The large stocks number has to do with an aggressive cut of 60 million bushels to the U.S. export number. The USDA’s world ending stocks number came in at 98.1 million metric tons versus average trade estimates of 98.6 million metric tons and January estimates of 98.6 million metric tons Soybeans broke back through the highest moving average, the 100-day moving average of $9.87 again, which is now support. $9.565 and then $9.445 are technical chart support marks. Resistance for March soybeans is the recent highs of $10.0475.

Canola For the week ending Feb. 7, March canola futures in Winnipeg were up $4.80 Canadian at $498.20 Canadian per metric ton. The Canadian dollar was down .0085 to .7967. This brings the U.S. price to $18 per hundredweight. • Velva, N.D., $17.73 per hundredweight. March at $17.91. Enderlin, N.D., $18.39 per hundredweight. • March at $18.39. • Hallock, Minn., $17.77 per hundredweight. March at $17.95. • Fargo, N.D., $18.30 per hundredweight. March at $18.45. Stats Canada reports canola stocks at a record high 14.146 million metric tons as of Dec. 31, 2017, up 5.7 percent from 2016. This reflects record canola production of 21.3 million tons.

Barley Cash feed barley bids in Minneapolis were at $2.85, while malting barley received no quote. The Berthold, N.D., bid is $2.45 and CHS Southwest New Salem, N.D., bid is $2.50. Stats Canada reports barley stocks decreased 6.1 percent from Dec. 31, 2016 to 6.1 million metric tons. The decline was due to an 8 percent decrease in on-farm stocks to 6.1 million metric tons.

Durum Cash bids for milling quality durum are $6 in Berthold and at $5.75 in Dickinson, N.D. Stats Canada reports durum stocks down 21.4 percent to 4.825 million metric tons.

Sunflower Cash sunflower bids in Fargo were at $17.40, March at $17.50. For the week ending Feb. 7, soybean oil was up 5 cents at $32.56 on the March contract. Moday, February 12, 2018 / AGWEEK


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Tract 3. NE ¼. Consisting of 161.06 +/- acres. Located in Section 1, Mitchell Township. T-135-N, R-47-W

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Tract 2. N ½ NE ¼ And the E ½ NW ¼ & .51 acres OF E’LY NW ¼ NW ¼. Consisting of 159.92 +/- acres. Located in Section 12, Mitchell Township. T-135-N, R-47-W

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