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                                                                            North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance
                                                                               helped sponsor the Mandan Rodeo.
                                                                                           See page 24 for details.




In this issue



6.   Devils Lake battle
                          10.   Wrapping up camp
                                                   16.   Chickens find a home
                                                                                         31.        President’s message




                                                                              September 2011 – Volume 58 Number 9
    It’s
    back
    to school time!
    FOLLOW THESE SAFETY TIPS WHEN DRIVING:
    • Eliminate distractions. Taking your eyes off the road for two seconds
      doubles your chance of being involved in a crash. Set a good example
      for young passengers and pedestrians.

    • Obey traffic laws. Use caution when driving in a school zone.

    • Remember that school zones are non-passing zones.

    • Always stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students.

    • Do not pass a school bus with flashing red lights – it’s illegal!


    Let’s keep our children
    safe this school year!



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Key leaders tour state

Scott Stofferahn from Senator Conrad’s            Under Secretary Michael Scuse,                 Area leaders came together to discuss
office speaks with area producers.                Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven           the important issues facing the state.
                                                  met with area farmers in Minot.

    In August, acting Under                       above sea level, which was more                programs will cover their losses
Secretary for Farm and Foreign                    than 10 feet above flood stage.                after harvest, which will likely
Agricultural Services (FFAS)                      Record-level water levels have                 extend past the expiration of the
Michael Scuse visited with North                  submerged thousands of acres                   disaster provisions on Sept. 30,
Dakota officials and producers to                 of farmland, destroyed crops or                2011; and they thanked USDA for
discuss and view the effects of                   prevented them from being planted.             granting emergency haying and
flooding in the state.                                 “USDA is here to listen and               grazing privileges on Conservation
    “Senators Kent Conrad and                     help,” said Scuse. “There are                  Reserve Program land.
John Hoeven and I want the                        families here who have lost their                  In addition to the Federal Crop
residents of North Dakota to know                 homes and producers who have                   Insurance program administered
that we are here for them and we                  lost their land. Their lives have              by USDA’s Risk Management
are providing all of the resources                been changed and their livelihoods             Agency, the Farm Service Agency
and programs available to help                    affected for years to come. It is              administers several additional
them get back on their feet after                 our duty as public officials and as            programs that help producers
this devastating flood,” Scuse said.              Americans to provide a way out of              recover from disaster damage and
    Scuse, Conrad and Hoeven                      this devastation.”                             livestock deaths. Among the key
toured several areas of the                            Scuse listened as farmers                 programs available to address
state and spoke with Minot area                   and ranchers told their stories                effects from disasters are the
producers at a special luncheon                   and raised questions. Among                    Emergency Conservation Program,
sponsored by North Dakota                         them, they asked for clarification             the Livestock Indemnity Program,
Farmers Union at the Jon and                      about the Federal Crop Insurance               the Emergency Assistance
Eleanor Erickson, Diamond T Farm.                 program rules for prevented                    for Livestock, Honeybees and
The Minot region has experienced                  planting, an issue that will affect            Farm-Raised Fish Program,
the worst flooding in nearly four                 them in future years as well as                the Noninsured Crop Disaster
decades after the Souris River                    with this crop season; they sought             Assistance Program, and the
reached more than 1,560 feet                      assurances that the disaster                   SURE program.




NDFU president Robert Carlson visited with Senator Kent                     This co-op tractor was on display at the Diamond T Farm. It
Conrad during the special luncheon held at the Erickson farm.               served as a back drop behind the speakers.


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              10 years after
                  the attack

      Remembering
         9/11
by ANNE DENHolM, EDIToR
                                                                    Smoke billows from the Pentagon following the 9/11 attack.
                                                                                                                Pam Musland photo

     It was an experience that a           Avenue and stopped in front of the         grew out of the concrete from
group of North Dakota Farmers              Rayburn House Office Building to           underground parking lots. It went
Union members will never forget.           visit with other fly-in participants.      from calm to chaos in seconds.”
     Forty-seven NDFU                      The office building faces the House            “On the way back to our
representatives were in                    of Representatives. Someone in             hotel, we passed a ladies high
Washington, D.C. participating in          our group commented that they              heeled shoe on the sidewalk. It
the National Farmers Union (NFU)           just saw people on the roof of the         was standing upright. I remember
annual legislative fly-in when             House of Representatives and               wondering how could someone be
terrorists hijacked a commercial           maybe it was possible to go up             that afraid to keep running without
airliner and flew it into the              there on a tour. We now know               their shoe? I asked a young man,
Pentagon. All were on Capitol Hill         that the people on the roof were           who was beside us and talking
during the attack and subsequent           security personnel.”                       on his cell phone, if he knew what
evacuation of congressional                     “A black sedan with blackened         was happening. He pointed to the
buildings.                                 windows came roaring up the                sky and said, ‘Look, the Pentagon
     To be in Washington, D.C. at          avenue and stopped in front of us.         has been hit.’ There was a plume
the precise moment when tragedy            Doors flew open, men dressed in            of black smoke billowing on the
struck and catapulted the country          dark suits jumped out and started          horizon.”
into crisis, is not a memory that fades.




                                             “
     Vice president Woody Barth
explained, “I will never forget. A
group of us that were walking near
                                                  He pointed to the sky and said, ‘Look,
the Cannon House Office Building
will never forget looking back at a
                                                   the Pentagon has been hit.’ There was
low flying jet over the Washington
monument. We realized later it was
                                                  a plume of black smoke billowing


                                                                                                                       ”
the plane that struck the Pentagon.”
     Pam Musland, former
                                                  on the horizon.
communications director for NDFU,                                                               – Pam Musland
recounted her experience. “The
morning of September 11, my
daughter Cally and I were making           yelling, “Run, get off the hill! Run!”         Musland continued, “When
our way up the hill to congressional       Suddenly, people came pouring              we got back to the hotel, Phyllis
offices to photograph Farmers              out of the Capitol building and            and Duane Gronfur kept an eye
Union members on lobbying visits.          surrounding office buildings; most         on Cally while I went out to take
We were walking up Independence            were running. Cars seemingly               pictures for the Union Farmer.
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It was as if an atom bomb went
off... no life, just buildings. The city
was in lockdown mode. I saw a
helicopter land on the lawn of the
Capitol to whisk away someone
influential. I walked as far as the
Jefferson Memorial, which is as
close to the Pentagon as I could
get, before I had to return to the
hotel due to the police lockdown.”
     Richard Schlosser elaborated,
too. “Mary and I attended the NFU
fly-in that fall. Our daughter Kristi
was an NFU lobbyist at the time.
What I remember most about                 Some of the North Dakota Farmers Union members stopped in front of the Executive
September 11 was the uncertainty.          office building for a photo before the 9/11 events occurred.
For many of the fly-in participants
the uncertainty caused a great deal
of tension, especially when they
could not call home to speak with
their families. Circuits were full
and callers could not get through.
Flights were cancelled. We were
essentially stuck in D.C. – at least
short term. The bus ride home was
also very memorable. I am not very
fond of long bus rides, but that ride
home was just fine!”
     Cooperative member services
specialist Dale Enerson recalled
that he was in the Cannon House
Office Building next to the capitol
with his lobbying teammates. “We
were waiting to see a congressman          A helicopter landed on the Capitol lawn during the evacuation period following the attack.
when the police came running
down the hall, yelling for us to
evacuate the building.”
     Once outside, Enerson heard
rumors floating around the street.
He said, “There was supposed
to be a car bomb at the state
department but that was false. My
biggest impression was that there
were all these well-dressed people
running around. It was like cattle.
Everyone was trying to call home
on their cell phones. We got back
to our hotel right away, ordered
food and watched the news from
our rooms.”
     For NDFU board director,
Bob Kuylen, it was like being in           Streets were deserted after the Pentagon scare.
a science-fiction movie. “It was
strange to be in the center of             the group was unable to keep                   Our families back in North Dakota
things. There were all these men           their scheduled flights home and               were very concerned about all of
in black suits, securing the area,         had difficulty rescheduling. Some              us and our safety. They had a great
and it was organized chaos. The            people rented cars to drive back on            concern for our well being and the
streets quickly became abandoned.          their own while others waited for              media reports of the attacks on
I remember seeing a pair of shoes          the chartered bus which eventually,            our country added to their fear but
sitting in the middle of the sidewalk.     took them home on Sept. 15.                    we were with our Farmers Union
People were scared.”                           Barth concluded, “The fear of              friends and family—and that gave
     Because of airport closings,          the unknown was our biggest fear.              us all comfort.”

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     Devils Lake region
     continues to expand




                                                 Highway 57 by Devils lake

    Editor’s note: This is the final      get something set up now, it will be    because of the water. Some have
    installment in a three part series.   catastrophic downstream.”               deteriated so badly, we shouldn’t
    by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU                       Local farmer and county leader    be running buses on some of these
                                          Dan Webster added, “The outlets         roads. I don’t think highway 57 is
         Since 1993, water has
                                          are pumping at a rate to keep           safe when there are high winds and
    continued to cover the Devils
                                          from topping but not enough to fix      waves washing debris all over the
    Lake area at an unprecedented
                                          anything. We have to move a lot         place. It’s a losing battle.”
    rate. Millions of state and federal
                                          more water to make a dent in this.          North Dakota Governor Jack
    dollars have been spent in
                                          We want to get the water moving         Dalrymple has been working with
    recent years on storing more
                                          now. All sloughs around the lake are    federal agencies and the state
    water in the upper basin, raising
                                          filling up and there’s nowhere for      water commission on plans that will
    and protecting infrastructure
                                          water to go.”                           stop Devils Lake flooding including
    and building an outlet. The lake
                                                Ramsey County producer            adding an outlet and a control
    has risen more than 30 feet
                                          Dwight Noltimier shared that one        structure at Tolna Coulee. The outlet
    and has covered over 200,000
                                          morning he observed a neighbor’s        project is expected to cost between
    acres of land, inundating homes,
                                          garage floating up on a road. “Some     $62 million and $90 million. Critics
    businesses and farms.
                                          farmers are on high enough ground       have pointed to the high operating
         In June, staff members from
                                          but they can’t actually farm the land   expenses of the pumping outlets as
    North Dakota Farmers Union
                                          because they can’t get there. The       impractical and unnecessary.
    toured Devils Lake to see the
                                          roads are covered.”                         The U.S. Army Corps of
    damage and to talk with local
                                                Resident Tammy Tollefson is
    leaders and members.
                                          one of those land-locked farmers.
         Adam Leiphon, vice
                                          She has to take a four-wheeler, hike
    president of Ramsey County
                                          through water covered paths, hop on
    Farmers Union, explained his
                                          a boat and drive through precarious
    viewpoint. “The solution is right
                                          roads to get from her farm into
    in front of our face but no one
                                          town. “I am not going to abandon
    will pull the trigger. There wasn’t
                                          my animals but this is getting
    any legislation introduced this
                                          ridiculous,” she said.
    year to address this problem.
                                                There’s also a safety issue.
    The state needs to step up. If
                                          Leiphon commented, “The roads
    you don’t move the water, it’s                                                      Jeff Frith, Ramsey County,
                                          up here are in terrible condition           explains the growing problem.
    not going to work and if we don’t
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                       June 15, 2011 lake Elevation 1455 Feet                        There’s room for collaboration or
                                                                                     agreements on what other actions
                                                                                     could be taken as well. It’s been
                                                                                     suggested that we create a
                                                                                     gravity outlet from Stump Lake in
                                                                                     conjunction with the Tolna Coulee
                                                                                     project and with that, we might
                         1870 lake Elevation 1437 Feet
                                                                                     have better results. There’s still
                                                                                     room for discussion,” Csajko said.
                                                                                          Area farmer Wayne
                                                                                     Christopherson of Cooperstown
                         1880 lake Elevation 1433 Feet                               has been frustrated with the
                                                                                     situation, too. “The Devils Lake
                                                                                     basin is just that, a natural
                                                                                     basin. It is definitely a disaster,
                                                                                     but a disaster caused by nature.
                                                                                     Now, the state of North Dakota
                                                                                     choosing to keep the river out of
                                                                                     its banks, is another matter. My
                         1900 lake Elevation 1424 Feet
                                                                                     crops aren’t growing underwater.”
                                                                                          In Valley City, local residents
                       1993 lake Elevation 1422 Feet                                 have been vocal about their
                                                                                     concern about water quality.
                       1910 lake Elevation 1421 Feet                                 However, the North Dakota
                                                                                     Department of Health and the
                                                                                     State Water Commission awarded
                                                                                     a $15.6 million water purification
                                                                                     system with reverse osmosis
                                                                                     technology which will address
                                DEVIlS lAKE, circa 1940                              water quality. The new facility
                                                                                     will remove sulfates and other
                                                                                     dissolved minerals, resulting in
 Engineers and the North Dakota         a different perspective. They want           significantly higher water quality
 State Water Commission hosted          to see the lake levels go down but           than the community’s existing
 two public forums in July to           it’s not designed to do that. It is set      water treatment plant.
 solicit public input on the state’s    up to prevent and limit catastrophic              In a written statement from
 project to control flows through       water flows downstream. People               Terry Dwelle of the North Dakota
 the Tolna Coulee.                      downstream have a different                  Department of Health, Todd Sando
      Their project would consist       viewpoint, too. They see any water           of the North Dakota State Water
 of constructing a sheet pile           coming from the Devils lake area as          Commission and L.David Glatt,
 core embankment, a stop log            exacerbating their problems.”                chief of the environmental health
 control structure, an access                The struggle between upstream           section, “The very real possibility
 road, temporary coffer dams and        and downstream has created a fair            of an uncontrolled release in
 the use of material borrow and         amount of tension. “There was a fair         Devils Lake makes clear that
 disposal sites. Operating rules        amount of discussion from upstream           flooding in that area of our state is
 for the control structure would        and downstream viewpoints. I think           not just a Devils Lake problem or
 also be included.                      the project will proceed but there           a Valley City problem. It is a North
      The purpose of the project        are definite hurdles to overcome.            Dakota problem and we must all
 is to limit water released                                                          work together to solve it.”
 through the Tolna Coulee in a
 major overflow event that could
 cause the coulee to erode and
 become larger. Because an
 overflow could occur as early as
 the spring or summer of 2012,
 the proposed project must be
 completed prior to that time.
      According to U.S. Army
 Corps of Engineers project
 manager Bill Csajko, “There
 were a lot of negative comments
 at the meetings. People around
                                        Farmland like this piece of ground by Cooperstown has been flooded with the
 Devils Lake see the project from       current levels of water. The struggle between upstream and downstream continues.

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Women take on wild west
by CATHy WANgSNESS, NDFU
     On Tuesday, August 2, ladies
from Mohall, Bowbells, Crosby,
Minot, Ryder and all points in
between, boarded the North Dakota
Farmers Union bus and headed
west on the Wild West Ladies Bus
trip to Billings, Montana. As part
of the entertainment that evening,
they were “held up at gun point”
before getting into covered wagons
and taken to the Western Romance
Company steak dinner and
entertainment.
     The group toured the city
including a stop at the Preston
Boyd Moss Mansion that depicted
early turn-of-the-century life. The
ladies also enjoyed strolling in the
Dan Walt Garden and learning
about the different types of flowers
along with a lunch. Pictorial Caves,
                                          Norine Johnson and Tina Wobbema sitting in a covered wagon.
Pompey’s Pillar and Range Riders
Museum at Mile City were part of
the tour as well.
     Participants included Leona
Funk, Bowbells; Tina Wobbema,
Velva; Norine Johnson, Mohall;
Kathy Bauer, Cindy Rytter, Wanda
Landers, Marie Holter and Beatrice
Stewart all of Kenmare; Betty
Berg, Douglas; Ardis Burtness,
Minot; Fay Knudtson, Donnybrook;
Eloise Richmond, Ryder; Connie
Rosencrans, Diane Isakson, Kala
Wangsness, Betty Ledene, Lorna
Carlson, Bonnie Jorgenson and
Linda Van Berkom all of Powers
Lake; Beverly Fretheim, Ross; Rita
                                          Diane Isakson, Norine Johnson, betty ledene, gayleen grote, Tina Wobbema and
Newnam and Deanna Haugen,                 Eloise Richmond were given instructions on how to play the musical instrument of
Stanley; Gayleen Grote, McGregor;         that time period—the harmonica.
Marie Wold, Battleview; Peggy
Lien, Noonan; Marie Sorenson,
Crosby; Barb Olson, Grenora, and
Cathy Wangsness, NDFU Outreach
Coordinator.




                                          This group of ladies headed to Montana for a weekend full of adventure and fun.
ladies were entertained around the        Tour stops included the Preston boyd Moss Mansion, Dan Walt garden, Pictorial
campfire by Jonathon and Pappy McNiven.   Caves, Pompey’s Pillar and Range Riders Museum in Mile City.

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Senior youth earn trip
by MAlloRy JoHANNES, NDFU

     Sixty youth from across the
state of North Dakota traveled to
Medora, N.D. on July 21-22 to see
a few historical sites and have
some fun in the town.
     Youth in grades 7-9 earned the
opportunity to go on an overnight
trip to a North Dakota destination
after completing one year of senior
day classes and attending one
senior camp prior to 9th grade.
     After a long bus ride, the group
was ready to enjoy the sunshine
and warm weather by hitting the
outdoor pool and the mini golf
course at the hotel. Later that
evening, they attended the Medora
musical where youth learned about
                                                      The sheriff from a shoot-out performance holds up two campers.
Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the
badlands as well as life in the             Marquis and his wife, Medora.                 The youth ended the day
old-west.                                        The group then explored the          with the Historic Walking Tour
     The next morning the group             history of ranching, rodeo, and the       throughout the town of Medora
set out to learn about the history          western lifestyle of the plains at the    and visiting the Harold Schafer
of the town and about early life in         North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame          Heritage Center. Both provided
the badlands. They began at the             before stepping outside to witness a      an opportunity to learn about the
Chateau de Mores. They toured the           shoot-out performance, where a few        history of the town. The group then
26-room Chateau that was once               summer staff counselors were part         boarded the buses and headed for
home to the founder of Medora, the          of the act.                               home.




                Enjoying a “dip” in the pool.




Campers looked at a map at the Harold Schafer Heritage           The group learned about the founder of Medora, the Marquis,
Center to see how far apart they all lived.                      on the Historic Walking Tour throughout the town of Medora.
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 Camp wrap-ups for the year –
 by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU
      Over 1,000 youth explored their potential and attended North Dakota
 Farmers Union camp this summer.
      Josh Norby, Member Education Coordinator, explained, “We were
 pleased with our camp attendance this year with 636 juniors and 407
 senior campers for a total of 1,043 youth. It was an amazing summer
 despite the flooding conditions that caused a few scheduling issues for us.
 Our summer staff was exceptional and the kids had a great time.”
      Camp programming focused on developing positive and constructive
 attitudes about individual capabilities. Participants were encouraged to
 develop concern for others through teamwork and team building.
      At the end of each session, campers vote for a peer to represent them
 on the State Youth Advisory Council. The council plans the following state
 camp programming and activities. The council meets three times during
 the year and attend two senior camps the following summer at no cost.


                                                                                mini golf
 This year, five new members were elected by their peers to SYAC.
      They include:
      Paige Cote, daughter of Jeff and Barb Cote, Casselton
      Kerstan Swift, daughter of John and Julie Grimm, Ellendale
      Mikaela Long, daughter of Mike and Sue Long, Berlin
      Lauren McMillan, daughter of Jeff and Ruleen McMillan, Wimbledon
      Cassidy Weber, daughter of Bradley and Jill Weber, New Rockford.
      During the summer, campers start a cooperative to run a
 camp store, selling candy, soda, T-shirts and other merchandise.
 Students learn how a cooperative operates, setting the cost of
 shares, electing a board of directors, and choosing a name. The
 board members work in the store throughout the week under
 summer staff supervision. On the last night of camp, a banquet is
 held along with the co-op store liquidation meeting. In most cases,
 cooperatives pay out dividends to members; however, rather than
 receiving a few dollars each, the campers donate the profits to a
 charity selected by popular vote. Over the years several thousands
 of dollars have been donated to various charities around the world.
 Profits from this year’s co-op store totaled more than $5,100.
      One special charity has garnered support from National
 Farmers Union as well as from the North Dakota youth camp.



                                                                                canoeing
 Howard G. Buffett, a Midwest farmer and hunger advocate,
 has offered to match every dollar given through Farmers Union
 members to the Feeding America project, up to $50,000. The Feed
 America mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide
 network of member food banks. It is a project funded through the
 Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
      According to NFU president, Roger Johnson, Feeding America is
 the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. He explained,
 “Every year they reach 37 million hungry Americans, and nearly 14
 million of them are children! And because their network of local food
 banks is so amazingly efficient, every single dollar
 you give is worth $17 in
 food and groceries.
 That means with the
 matching grant, every
 dollar helps provide $34
 worth of food for hungry
 families.”


                                                                               costumes
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State Youth Advisory Council named




                                      dances

           flip flops



                                tournaments



                              swimsuits
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      co-op store




      sunshine




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     campfire
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                                                 banquet




                                games




                              Y ’all come back next year!!!
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 Cutting hair makes difference
     by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU
                                            For the second time in her life, Karissa Erdmann
                                         of Goodrich, N.D., cut her long hair. It wasn’t in order
                                          to get a new hairstyle or to make a fashion statement.
                                           Instead, Erdmann made the change in order to donate
                                            to cancer patients needing wigs.
                                                Erdmann explained, “I cut my hair about five
                                            years ago when I was in eighth grade and again, this spring. I figured
                                            somebody might get some use out of it. It’s a way to make you feel really
                                            good about doing something that benefits other people. I was going to
                                           get a haircut anyway.”
                                           Erdmann is a sophomore at Minot State University studying elementary
                                         education. She is a past Torchbearer and attended Farmers Union camp
                                           throughout her youth. She said, “ I was raised to think of others. Plus,
                                             my aunt was diagnosed with cancer and has gone through surgeries,
                                              radiation and rounds of chemotherapy. She lost her hair and had to
                                               wear a wig. It really hit home.”
                                                    About 8”-12” of hair is needed for a single donation and about
                                                six to seven donations are required to make one wig. There are
                                                several outlets to donate hair and each have their own separate
                                                requirements. In general, hair must be clean and dry before cutting.
                                                Most do not accept chemically treated hair or hair swept off the floor.
                                                        Hair is
                                                     usually
                                                      braided
                                                      or put in
                                                     a pony
                                                   tail before
                                                 being cut and
                                                sent away in a
                                               padded envelope
                                          or plastic bag.
                                           Erdmann said she
                                           encourages anyone
                                           who is able to make
     a hair donation.
         “It’s really easy to do and makes a difference to
     people struggling with cancer,” she added.                     Karissa Erdmann checks out her new style at the salon.




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Former NDFU youth
spends summer
interning in New York
by MAlloRy JoHANNES, NDFU

                                          Napoleon, N.D. was one of two                   The youth program helped
                                          interns whose primary job included         give Young an appreciation for
                                          assisting correspondents with              agriculture and taught him lessons
                                          travel, producing content for “World       that he still applies to life today.
                                          News with Diane Sawyer” and                He recalled an instance from All
                                          assisting with news briefs.                States camp in Colorado that he
                                              Although it is a first for Young       has applied to life, whether he is in
                                          to be working with Sawyer, he has          North Dakota or New York.
                                          experienced working with ABC                    After seeing a couple campers
                                          network. Young volunteered to help         make remarks about a shy
                                          with network coverage during the           camper’s appearance, he witnessed
                                          2009 flood and was later hired to be       a counselor take them aside and
                                          a Midwest freelancer and produced          explain to them that it takes all
                                          coverage of this spring’s flood. Last      types of people.
                                          year, Young worked as an intern for             “From then on, whenever I
                                          ABC News Now, “World News” and             came across someone who was
                                          “Good Morning America.”                    different from me, I took that
                                              Young was an active NDFU               advantage to learn from them and
                                          youth who participated in summer           grow,” commented Young, “It’s also
            Andrew young                  day classes and camps and was a            a great lesson because as my New
    A former Logan County, North          2007 torchbearer award recipient.          York experience has taught me, you
Dakota Farmers Union youth                    “I enjoyed my experiences in           are inevitably going to work with
spent his summer interning with           Farmers Union and their youth              many different types of people.”
ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer              program is a program I recommend
in New York. Andrew Young of              to all students,” said Young.




  Bound for Wesley Acres
A group of Emmons County junior youth campers departed for Wesley Acres on July 24. Sixteen campers boarded the bus at
linton and an additional four joined in Hazelton. bus driver Jeff Willer and logan County junior counselor Rochelle bitz
welcomed the campers on the Farmers Union bus.

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                                        A
     Country                                   new venture for Morning Joy Farms has been an
                                        overwhelming success, according to owners John and Annie
                                        Carlson of Cleveland, N.D.
                                             The Farmers Union members began raising chickens
                                        for eggs and meat last year. It has more than doubled their



     chickens
                                        family-owned business.
                                             What drew the Carlsons to pastured poultry was the
                                        difference in taste and nutrition, both of the eggs and meat.
                                        Also the low start-up cost and quick turnaround were definite
                                        benefits for this small farm. John explained, “It’s been a good
                                        investment with a profitable turnaround. We were only going


     rule                               to do three batches of chickens but we’re completely sold
                                        out. We’ve had to expand and order more.”
                                             A new batch of egg laying chicks are ordered each year,
                                        alternating breeds to help distinguish the birds from year to
                                        year. Selection is based on several factors including weight,


     roost                              nature, ability to forage and winter hardiness.
                                             “We’ve raised 360 broilers this year,” added Annie. “We
                                        don’t advertise, it’s all word of mouth. People want to know
                                        where their food comes from and these chickens are straight
                                        off the farm to their freezer. “
     by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU
                                             Two breeds that have been good choices for Morning Joy
                                        Farms are the Black Australorps as laying hens and Rainbow
                                        Rangers as broiler chickens. The Australorps have black




                                       Morning joy Farms is owned and operated by John and Annie
                                       Carlson with children: Jana, 3 and Henry, 2. Their daughter Eleanor,
                                       6 months, was napping.




       The chickens are raised
       in bottomless pens which
       are moved daily to fresh
       grass. The pens protect the
       chickens from predators and
       inclement weather while still
       allowing the birds access to
       fresh grass and bugs.
                                       Son Henry checks out the baby chickens.


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feathers with a green sheen and lay
a brown egg. They are big hens,
weighing 6-8 pounds. The Ranger
broilers are generally butchered at
nine to eleven weeks of age. These
chickens eat about 20 percent of
their diet in green forage and love
bugs, frogs and grass.
     For three weeks, the baby
chicks live in a brooder housed
in the Carlson garage. A heat
lamp hangs in the center of the
pen, offering warmth and light.
The Carlson’s add green chop to
introduce the chicks to real food and
by three weeks, they are ready for
the range. The chickens are moved
                                            Henry inspects the chickens.
to bottomless pens in the pasture
area. The pens offer protection from
                                            move, yet heavy enough to stay on                “We were surprised it
predators and bad weather. They
                                            the ground,” John said. “I’ve had to        worked so well. We monitored
are moved daily to allow access to
                                            tweak the design and rebuild two            the temperature and used deep
fresh grass and alfalfa.
                                            pens that blew away in the wind.”           bedding. The composting action
     “We’ve really learned a lot in                                                     of the bedding added warmth and
                                                 John also refashioned a toolbox
the first year. We’ve had to increase                                                   they were fine all through winter,”
                                            from his pick-up to be used to
the weight of our pens because                                                          Annie said. “Chickens are pretty
                                            store chicken feed on a pickup box
they need to be light enough to                                                         hardy and ours thrived in all the
                                            trailer with a large poly water tank
                                            that can be moved to fill and be            natural light.”
                                            near the pens. The Carlson’s mix                 The chicken business has gone
                                            their own grain rations in addition         so well for the farmers that they
                                            to the natural vegetation found on          are branching out this fall. “We’re
                                            the pasture. By moving the pens             going to do something new and
                                            each day, the Carlsons are able to          add turkeys this year, just in time
                                            decrease their feed output costs            for Thanksgiving. We’ll see how it
                                            and keep the birds healthy.                 goes and have fun with it,” Annie
                                                 The Carlson’s also built a             concluded.
                                            hoop house to protect the laying                 John and Annie have three
                                            hens over the winter. It allowed            children: Jana, 3; Henry, 2; and
                                            the chickens to continue laying             Eleanor, 6 months. The family lives
                                            eggs throughout the season and              south of Cleveland, N.D. and would
                                            provided adequate shelter for the           love to help anyone interested in
                                            brood. They did not provide any             growing and marketing pastured
Jana carefully handles a baby chick.        supplemental light or heat in the           poultry.
                                            hoop house.




John picks up a chick out of the brooder.                      Jana gives the range chickens a bite of grass.
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Clean-up in Minot
NDFU sends volunteers to help




by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU                                  Fifteen volunteers stepped up to help with clean-up efforts in Minot.

     Staff members and volunteers from the
state office for North Dakota Farmers Union
headed to Minot on Tuesday, Aug. 16 to assist
with flood recovery.
     Fifteen volunteers worked at the home
of Sgt. Andrew Cavallo, a North Dakota
Farmers Union Insurance customer in Minot.
Cavallo is a member of the National Guard
and has been fighting the flood himself
in communities all over the state. He has
sandbagged in Bismarck, worked with the
Fargo and Grand Forks flooding and around
the Minot area. His own home was flooded               Volunteers wore masks to protect them from any hazardous fumes.
with over 15 feet of water and now stands
with a cracked foundation, molding walls and           sheet rock and plaster.
ruined possessions. NDFU volunteers helped                 The group project was organized by All Hands Volunteers
strip the house down to the studs, removing all        in Minot.
                                                           According to president Robert Carlson, “After seeing the
                                                       devastation, we wanted to show our support and help. This is
                                                       just a small way for us to give back to the community.”


                                                        Announcements for candidates
                                                             Candidates for the office of district director, state vice president
                                                        or state president may announce their candidacy in the North
                                                        Dakota Union Farmer in an issue published not more than 60
                                                        days prior to the state convention. Such announcement shall
                                                        be submitted to the office of the president. The announcement
                                                        shall not be longer than one type-written, double-spaced,
                                                        8-1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper or the electronic equivalent and
                                                        may be accompanied by a photograph of the candidate. The
                                                        announcement must be submitted at least two weeks prior to
                                                        the publication of the Union Farmer in which the announcement
                                                        is to be carried. The announcement and a one-column photo (if
                                                        available) of the candidate will be published on a prominent page(s)
                                                        in the Union Farmer. The Union Farmer issue immediately prior to
                                                        the state convention will contain a listing of all those candidates
                                                        that have submitted such announcements for publication in the
                                                        Union Farmer.
Debris was taken outside to the street for disposal.
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Common sense prevails       Update for
for ag transportation rules farmers
     The U.S. Department of             regulatory guidance concerning
Transportation’s Federal Motor          the distinction between interstate          U.S. Department of
Carrier Safety Administration           and intrastate commerce is not         Agriculture Risk Management
(FMCSA) recently announced              necessary. Generally, the states       Agency (RMA) has changed
that it has no intention to propose     and the industry have a common         the qualification requirements
new regulations governing the           understanding on this point. To the    for farmers who want to obtain
transport of agricultural products.     extent that fact-specific questions    prevented planting insurance
The agency also released guidance       arise, the Agency will work with the   from three to four years. The
designed to make sure states            States and the industry to provide     change is intended to assist
clearly understand the common           a clarification for the specific       farmers who have experienced
sense exemptions that allow             scenario.                              difficulties due to excessive
farmers, their employees, and           · Commercial Driver’s License -        moisture in their fields over
their families to accomplish their      Federal regulations allow states to    recent years.
day-to-day work and transport their     make exceptions to Commercial               Beginning with the 2012
products to market.                     Driver’s License (CDL) regulations     crop year, a crop must be
     After hearing from concerned       for certain farm vehicle drivers       grown on the acreage at least
farmers earlier this year, FMCSA        such as farm employees and             one of the previous four years
initiated this review to make sure      family members, as long as their       if a farmer wishes to qualify.
states don’t go overboard in            vehicles are not used by “for-hire”    The states of Iowa, Minnesota,
enforcing regulations on agricultural   motor carriers. After considering      Montana, North Dakota and
operators, and to ensure consistent     the public comments, the Agency        South Dakota are covered by
access to exemptions for farmers.       has determined that farmers who        the change. All other policy
No regulations will be proposed         rent their land for a share of the     provisions must also be met.
for any new safety requirements or      crops and haul their own and the            “The requirement to be
changes to the rules governing the      landlord’s crops to market should      able to bring an insured crop
transport of agricultural products,     have access to the agricultural CDL    to harvest in one of four years
farm machinery, or farm supplies to     exemptions given by the states.        improves program integrity,”
or from a farm.                         · Implements of Husbandry -            said RMA administrator William
Three critical issues:                  In a perfect world, farm vehicles      Murphy. “It also helps to meet
· Interstate vs. intrastate             would only operate on farms, while     the needs of farmers in the
commerce - Since the difference         commercial trucks would operate        prairie pothole region, where
between the two has been                on public roads. FMCSA has             some acreage has not been
determined by the U.S. Supreme          determined that most states have       available to plant since the
Court and other Federal courts,         already adopted common sense           2008 crop year due to flooding
FMCSA has limited flexibility to        enforcement practices that allow       and excessive moisture
provide additional guidelines. The      farmers to safely move equipment       conditions.”
Agency has concluded that new           to and from their fields.


                                                                               Right foR you.




                                                                                     Scott Cramer, Casselton

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Reaching                                GUEST COLUMN:
out to you                             STEVE DHUyVETTER, PRESIDENT
                                       DIVIDE CoUNTy FARMERS UNIoN
                                            At the New Century Ag
                                       annual meeting this spring,
                                       Steve Dhuyvetter was asked to
                                       address the audience. Here is an
                                       excerpt of his presentation:
                                            Last year at the annual
                                       meeting, some resolutions to the
                                       bylaws were approved by the
                                       members regarding check offs…
                                       The money for this check-off is            and that includes crop insurance,
                                       taken out of the patrons retained          disaster payments as well as
                                       earnings if, in fact, a profit is          direct payments.
                                       made in that year. Some of you                  Farm organizations are what
                                       already have this automatically            Congress look to in order to come
                                       done if you do business with               up with what is needed most
                                       Farmers Union Insurance.                   by producers like you and me.
by MAlloRy JoHANNES, NDFU              Others may pay a cash                      The more members you have
     For Vivian Hernandez, working     membership on a yearly basis.              the more they will listen to you.
with members across her region         Still others may choose not to be          North Dakota is in the top three
is very rewarding. As an outreach      members at all.                            states nationally for existing
coordinator for North Dakota                I think it is important for all of    memberships in Farmers Union.
Farmers Union, Hernandez gets          us to get involved with some sort          Roger Johnson the former North
to participate in a wide variety       of farm organization. Especially           Dakota Ag Secretary resigned
of projects. “There is always          in the wake of what we are                 his position so he could serve
something different; that’s what       facing right now here in western           as National Farmers Union
I like about it—the diversity,” she    North Dakota. No crop, no roads            President. Therefore, I believe
said.                                  and a big question mark about              North Dakota is well represented
     As one of nine outreach           “when is it going to end”? We are          in Washington by our National
coordinators, Hernandez serves as      close to the end of another farm           Farmers Union.
a regional member link between         program and funding looks bleak                 Each year, Divide County
staff, members, insurance agents       at best for the next program that          Farmers Union helps send youth
and affiliated cooperatives of NDFU    is put in place. Where would               to summer camp. They are
and eight North Dakota counties,       we all be sitting this spring if we        reasonably priced camps where
Adams, Billings, Golden Valley,        didn’t have some kind of crop              kids can go have fun and learn a
Bowman, Slope, Dunn, Hettinger,        insurance to at least partially            bit about how co-ops such as NCA
and Stark.                             offset this magnitude of disaster?         work and how each patron owns
     Hernandez also coordinates        How much difference would it               and shares in the business. We
and plans events for members,          make to each producer if there             also make scholarships available
including bus trips. “The bus trips    wasn’t a permanent disaster                to youth that have attended yearly
are really fun. They are one of        program in place and was just              classes throughout their school
the highlights. You meet a lot of      being asked for in Washington              years.
really great people on them,” she      D.C. now?                                       The $25 North Dakota
commented.                                  Already the focus is on               Farmers Union membership
     She recalled one bus trip         cutting farm programs by at                fee may well be the cheapest
in particular where they took a        least 25% in the 2012 farm bill            representation you can get.
women’s trip to Billings and went
to the play Hair. Before the show,
the group was told it was a little                  you’Re neveR alone
racy, but after seeing people’s
facial reactions to certain parts of                                  contact
the play, Hernandez could tell the
group was not expecting it, “It was                                     your
funny to see people’s expressions
during the show, including my
                                                                    local agent
own,” added Hernandez.                                                 today!
     “It’s a great job,” Hernandez
said. “I get to meet a lot of people
in the area. It’s nice to be able
to work a flexible schedule and
everyone on the outreach staff is
                                          bob Marquardt, Minot         Ryan Heuchert, grand Forks
really great to work with.”
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Donation ships to Guatemala
    Hundreds of malnourished                                                          Guatemala is physically about
children in Guatemala will                                                       half the size of Minnesota yet has
soon receive much-needed                                                         almost three times as many people.
protein in their diets thanks to                                                 About 51 percent of Guatemalans
a donation from Northern Food                                                    live on less than $2 a day and 15
Grade Soybean Association.                                                       percent live on less than $1 a day.
Approximately 40.8 metric tons of                                                Half of all Guatemalan children
soybeans were loaded at SK Food                                                  under age 5 are chronically
Specialty Processing in Moorhead,                                                undernourished with some regions
Minn. into shipping containers                                                   experiencing rates as high as 80
to start the 2000-plus-mile trip to                                              percent, these are the highest rates
Guatemala. Member companies of                                                   in Latin America and fourth highest
the Northern Food Grade Soybean          only helps meet immediate needs         in the world.
Association including Dakota Pride       in fighting hunger, but it creates           “Through NFGSA’s mission, to
Cooperative, donated more than           local business opportunities with       promote and support the health
190 30-kg bags of soybeans each          the SoyCows.”                           and growth of northern food-
for a joint World Soy Foundation              A “SoyCow” is a processing         grade soybean production, we
and Food For The Poor “SoyCow”           system that can grind and cook          are pleased to participate in the
project.                                 whole soybeans into soymilk to          donation of high-quality soybeans
    According to Dakota Pride            make beverages, soya “cheese”           to foster soy-based nutrition to
executive director Leland “Judge”        (tofu), yogurt and other soyfoods.      those who may not otherwise
Barth, “This is a excellent way to       The SoyCow can process about            have reliable food sources,” said
help people less fortunate than us       4 pounds of raw soybeans into           Tara Froemming of SK Food
while at the same time promoting         4 gallons of nutritious soymilk or      International.
Dakota Pride Cooperative to a            yogurt in about 20 minutes. The              The Northern Food Grade
potential new market.”                   nutritious by-product can be used       Soybean Association contributors
    “The World Soy Foundation            in breads, spreads and many other       are Brushvale Seed Inc. of
deeply appreciates the rapid             foods. The World Soy Foundation         Breckenridge, MN; Richland
response that the Northern Food          and its partners have worked with       Organics of Breckenridge, MN;
Grade Soybean Association                groups in multiple developing           SK Food International of Fargo;
showed when we identified this           countries that use the SoyCows          SB&B Foods Inc. of Casselton, ND;
opportunity to do so much good           to produce foods for orphanages         SunOpta Grains and Food Group
in Guatemala,” said World Soy            and still have food available           of Moorhead, MN; Unity Seed of
Foundation Executive Director            to sell, making the operations          Casselton, ND and Dakota Pride
Nathan Ruby. “This donation not          economically sustainable.               Cooperative of Jamestown, ND.




 Recognizing top pRoduceRs
 Throughout the state of North Dakota, our team of Farmers Union agents are
 working hard for you. Find your local agent in your hometown to discover ways to
 keep your family, farm and business safe and secure. Farmers Union Insurance is
 the Premiere Partner for the North Dakota High School Activities Association and
 proud sponsor of many community events.
 Be sure to ask about our many policies, tailored to city or farm, home, auto, life, long-term care, crop, small
 business or contractors.




           lIFE        ANNUITIES & loNg TERM CARE       AUTo               FUMI PERS. lINES       FUMI CoMM. lINES
      Richard gehrke           Daryl Kudrna         lance gulleson            Al Weigel              Donn Frahm
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          ing up Rodeo da ys
     R op
by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU
                                                                                            A parade kicks off the event.



    Chuck wagon races, barrel
racing, bronc and bronc bull riding
were just a few of the main events
at Mandan Rodeo Days held July
2-4 this year.
    According to rodeo committee
chairman and North Dakota
Farmers Union Insurance District
Sales Director, Neil Ness, it was
another rewarding success for the
annual event.
    Ness elaborated, “One of
the things we do each year is
choose a charity for which we
do some fund raising. Wrangler,
which is a corporate sponsor of
the Professional Rodeo Cowboys
                                       barrel racing is one event featured at the rodeo.
Association, endorses two
charities. One is “Tough Enough to     production like this just doesn’t            hospitality area.
Wear Pink” which helps to support      happen on its own. It takes a year                Cash prizes help drive
breast cancer research. The other      of planning and many volunteers              excitement to the event with
just started a couple of years ago     to make this a success. This                 over 460 contestants registered
and is the “Wrangler® National         planning includes lining up about            including former world champions
Patriot™ program. This year we         60 volunteers and putting each               and top ranked cowboys and
promoted the Patriot program and       of them in a job that they feel              cowgirls.
raised over $6000 for two veterans     comfortable doing and doing it well.              “We have a pretty good purse
from the area.”                        One of these jobs is turning a race          for them,” Ness explains, “We
    “This was our first year with      track into a rodeo arena, which isn’t        added $42,000 to the purse here
our brand new arena and brand          easy.”                                       so we`re the highest paying rodeo
new chutes,” added Ness. “Our               Several committees take care            in North Dakota and one of the
attendance was up by 1,200 people      of all of the tasks needed to put on         highest in the Badlands Circuit.
over last year. The stock was great.   a rodeo. They include arena setup,           It’s worth it for them to come here
We had a full slate of contestants     security, sponsors, advertising,             to try to win a lot of money during
each night and the chuck wagon         public relations, charity, grand             cowboy Christmas.”
races were exciting.”                  entry, trade show, queen contest,                 North Dakota Farmers Union
    For decades, Ness has been         ranch rodeo, banners, script,                Insurance is one of the major event
involved with the Mandan Rodeo.        kids events, ground preparation,             sponsors for Mandan Rodeo Days.
He explained, “Putting on a            sponsorship dinner and cowboy
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A message from Founding Farmers restaurant
Ways to use fresh berries
     Summer may be officially                • rich, robust jams and spreads
coming to a close, but September             • slice and use as a colorful
is a great time to use fresh                  topper for a cake layered
strawberries and raspberries in               w/fresh whip cream
your home cooking.                           • flavorful addition to iced tea,
     Some of the prettiest red                lemonade or punch
fruits around, the sweetness of              • a berry coulis to drizzle on pie,
strawberries pairs perfectly with the         cake or ice-cream
richness of raspberries, making for          • scrumptious smoothies and
a sensational mix of bright, bold             milkshakes
flavors.                                     • switching it up: if a recipe calls
     There are so many ways to                for raspberries, switch it up with
add these fresh, seasonal berries             strawberries and vice versa
to your table. We, at Founding                (keeping sugar content in mind)
Farmers, use them in everything                Here are some tips to help            Safe Storing:
from our Fraise Fling cocktail to our      you make the most of your fresh           Store fresh berries in a single
B Baby’s Beignets served with a            strawberries and raspberries this         layer in an airtight container in the
raspberry coulis dipping sauce! And        season:                                   refrigerator. Line with paper towels
here are some easy tips from our           Perfect Pickings:                         to absorb moisture, so berries stay
kitchen to yours …                              Strawberries: as strawberries        super fresh.
     Try using raspberries and             do not ripen further once picked,         Usage:
strawberries as:                           choose fragrant, bright red                   For peak flavor, use berries
    • a simple, refreshing fruit salad     strawberries to use in your cooking.      within 2-3 days, and do not rinse
    • sweet additions to your favorite          Raspberries: to get the most         until just before serving. Once
     chopped green salad                   of the sweet, fruity flavor, choose       ready to serve, rinse gently in cold
    • a deliciously flavorful fruit tart   plump raspberries that are a              water to remove any excess dirt.
     or cobbler                            vibrant, rich, deeply-red color.          Serve chilled or prepare as needed.


                                                                  In a cabin on scenic lake Isabel, ladies gathered for a
                                                                  german cooking demonstration at the Marvin and Adeline
                                                                  Wolf residence. Adeline shared her recipe and demonstrated
                                                                  with the ladies the art of making strudel. The event was
                                                                  planned by ladies who are part of the North Dakota Farmers
                                                                  Union women’s program in logan County with outreach
                                                                  coordinator Terri lang.


                                                                  Strudel Recipe
                                                                        2 eggs                       2 cups milk (warm)
                                                                        1 tbsp. salt                 ½ cup warm water
                                                                        ½ tsp. sugar                 1 tbsp. baking powder
                                                                        ½ of ¾ cup sugar             ½ cup oil
                                                                        1 tbsp. yeast
                                                                        5 ¾ or 6 cups flour (bread flour)
                                                                        Mix ½ c. water, ½ tsp. sugar and 1 tbsp. yeast, let
   Host and hostess Marvin and Adeline Wolf led the cooking
            demonstration on how to make strudel.                 set to raise. Beat eggs, add warm milk, salt, baking
                                                                  powder, sugar and oil. Mix well and then add yeast.
                                                                  Add flour little at time and stir. Make a soft dough and
                                                                  let rise about one hour. Divide dough into four balls and
                                                                  roll ¼ inch thick about 6 inches across. Brush each
                                                                  roll with vegetable oil. Let rest for 20 minutes. Carefully
                                                                  stretch dough as thin as you can. Roll up to look like a
                                                                  rope. Cut into 3 inch pieces. Place on a floured cookie
                                                                  sheet. Let raise about 20 minutes in a warm oven. Set
                                                                  oven at 150 degrees, then turn off and set in strudels.
                                                                  Put 2 tbsp. oil and ¼ cup diced onions in electric skillet.
                                                                  Saute onion then add 2 cups of water with salt and
                                                                  pepper. Bring to a boil then place strudel in pan. Cover
                                                                  and cook for about 20 minutes until you hear them fry.

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 Activities around the state

                                                                Attending the ACE conference in Winnipeg were, front row from
                                                                left: NFU Education Director Maria Miller; Jennifer luitjens bahr,
                                                                RMFU. back row from left: bonnie geyer, SDFU; bruce Miller,
youth met for day classes at the Heritage Center, west of       MFU; lauren Clary, KFU, Dale Enerson, NDFU.
Cavalier, N.D.                                                  ACE is a membership organization that brings together
                                                                educators, researchers, cooperative members, and cooperative
                                                                developers from across cooperative sectors and national
                                                                borders, resulting in ideas that enhance cooperative
                                                                development, strengthen cooperatives, promote professionalism
                                                                and improve public understanding.




Pembina County youth attended a second day class.



                                                                McClean County Farmers Union picnic was held at the
                                                                garrison City Park.




Driving this tractor is Daniel Hinkle.

At right: At the Mclean County Farmers
Union picnic, 6th grade student Jaden Reiser
reported on his junior camp experience at
Heart butte. He received funding from the                                   A cow and calves stop to enjoy the view on the east
county to attend camp.                                                      river road, just south of Medora in the badlands.




At lake Upsilon, the Towner County youth director, laura Dease, held day classes and a picnic outing. Pictured in the boat are
state director Terry borstad and wife Mary. Captain of the pontoon was Jeff Farbo who gave an excellent tour of the lake and
beautiful lake homes. Dean borstad Towner County board of director, grilled burgers.
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 MARK YOUR
                                                              3
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                                                                                    November 13-15, 2011

 LADIES ESCAPE TO THE CITIES
         October 21 - 23, 2011 • $330
TRIP ATTRACTIONS
• Mystic Lake Casino/Hotel
• Chanhassen Dinner Theater - “Hairspray”
• Cathedral of Saint Paul • Landmark Center                                            TRIP ATTRACTIONS
• Moscow on the Hill • James J Hill House                                         • Lambeau Field
• MN State Capitol                                                                • Favre’s Steakhouse
• Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit - Minneapolis                                           (See Favre’s personal trophy case
• Albertville Outlet Mall                                                           w/autographed jerseys etc)
 COST INCLUDES                                For Additional Information
 • Transportation • Attractions                and for reservations call:         $633.00 per person dbl occ.
 • Lodging with/breakfast • 4 group meals
                                                       800-366-8331, ext 108                 INCLUDES
 SPONSORED BY THESE FARMERS UNION COUNTIES:            Deadline: September 9      • Transportation
 • Barnes • Dickey • LaMoure                          NDFU membership required:
                                                                                  • Shuttle to and from
 Stutsman • Emmons • Logan • McIntosh                           $25 per family.
                                                                                    Lambeau Field
                                                                                  • 2 nights lodging (double occ.)
 Ladies Wine & Dine Tour                                                            with breakfast
                                                                                  • Game Ticket
  Enjoy some September 16 - 18, 2011                                              • Pregame Tailgate Party @
                  (Friday - Sunday)
    “Me”                                                                           Farve’s Steakhouse–3 hrs.
             Leave the hubby and kids at home.                                     prior to game - all you can
    time!
                          Tour ND Wineries, Mansions and                           eat and drink
                          Bed & Breakfast with a stay at a casino.                 Registration deadline: Oct. 1
                          Tours subject to availability.
                                                                                      PICKUP LOCATIONS
                          For Reservations, Contact:                                     Jamestown • Fargo
                          800-366-8331, ext. 108    Must be 21
                                                     to attend.                   TO MAKE RESERVATIONS:
                          Deadline: September 2
                                                                                   Please visit www.ndfu.org to print
                          Sponsored by these
                                                                                         off a reservation form
                          Farmers Union Counties:                                   or call 1-800-366-8331 ext 108
                          Adams, Billings/Golden Valley, Bowman/                       NDFU membership required:
                          Slope, Dunn, Hettinger, Stark, Grant,                               $25 per family.
                          McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver and Sioux.               (To become a member go to www.ndfu.org)

 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
 North Dakota Farmers Union is seeking a full-time Research Technician
 for a staff position at the state office in Jamestown, N.D. Responsibilities
 will include locating, gathering and analyzing information and data for
 the organization’s goals. Work will entail routine research, statistics and
 evaluation studies. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree.
 A background in NDFU and agriculture is preferred.
 Contact Brenda at 1-800-366-8331 ext. 102 for an application and job
 description. Application deadline is September 19, 2011.

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     • BURKE COUNTY                                            • McLEAN COUNTY
       September 27 – Board meeting • 8:30 a.m.                  October 11 – Board meeting • 8:30 a.m.
       Powers Lake Community Center                              Bev’s Cafe, Turtle Lake
       October 24 – County Convention • 109, Lignite             November 1 – County Convention • 6:30 p.m.
                                                                 Garrison City Hall
     • GRAND FORKS COUNTY
       September 20 – Board meeting • 6 p.m.                   • RENVILLE COUNTY
                                                                 September 21 – Board meeting • 9 a.m.
       Grand Forks Speedway
                                                                 Stacey Johnson home
       October 24 – County Convention • 6 p.m., tent.          • RICHLAND COUNTY
       Damm Bar & Grill, Larimore                                October 9 – Fairmount Local annual meeting &
     • GRANT COUNTY                                              potluck • 2 p.m. • Fairmount Fire Dist. Hall
       November 4 – County Convention • 6 p.m. MT                October 23 – County Convention • 5:30 p.m. •
       Our Place Cafe, Elgin                                     Immanuel Church, Hankinson • election & reports
                                                                 potluck (utensils & beverages furnished)
     • GRIGGS COUNTY
       September 12 – Board meeting • 11:30 a.m.               • SARGENT COUNTY
                                                                 October 23 – County Convention • 5:30 p.m.
       Pizza Ranch, Cooperstown
                                                                 Gwinner
     • KIDDER COUNTY
                                                               • STARK COUNTY
       September 6 – Board meeting • 8 p.m.                      September 26 – Membership event • 5:30 p.m.
       Pettibone Fire Hall                                       Donald & Anamary Muth home
     • LaMOURE COUNTY                                          • LaMOURE COUNTY
       October 30 – County Convention • 6 p.m.                   October 30 – County Convention • 6 p.m.
       LaMoure Supper Club                                     • WALSH COUNTY
     • LOGAN COUNTY                                              October 29 – County Convention & harvest brunch
       September 8 – Board meeting • 8 p.m.                      10 a.m. • Adams Cafe
       Downtowner, Napoleon • plan convention which will       • WELLS COUNTY
       be held October 17                                        October 26 – Appreciation Night • 6 p.m.
                                                                 Pizza Ranch, Harvey • meeting to follow




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     Come to our booth AL06               • All CB boxes can be used for silage and grain
       in the Ag building to                with optional extensions and rear door
                                                                                                               nquiries
     register for a free iPad2!           • Several beater options for pen pack, compost,           Dealer I ed
                                            separated manure, poultry litter, bio-solids, etc.          Welcom
                                          • Fits any CB Artex by Redwood unit
     What do you want                     • Heavy-duty gear drive                      • 600 to 1200 cu. ft. sizes available
       to see in the                      • Works with all types of manure             • Heavy-duty steel construction
      2012 Farm Bill?
                                          • Spreads up to 60’ wide                     • Truck mounts also available
           Take our
      touch screen survey.                • Hydraulic live chain floor for faster unloading
                                          • Plastic floors throughout for less
                                            drag and longer life
                                          • Silage and combination manure trailers
                                            are available in many sizes and options

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                                                  FOR SALE                                           FOR SALE
      FARM EQUIPMENT                              CIH 8230 30’ swather, 1,000 pto., bat reel;
                                                  CIH 8220 25’ swather, 540 pto., U-2 finger
                                                                                                     Redekop straw chopper, fits 1680 thru
                                                                                                     2388; 1974 Series 1 900 Versatile; 1973 900
                                                  reel. 228-3934, Dave Biberdorf, Willow City.       Series 1 Versatile; 2 - 11’ Sun Raker pickups,
FOR SALE                                                                                             excellent condition; Cenex 2,200 bu. grain
                                                  FOR SALE
7720 Titan Two combine, 4,282 hrs. on                                                                bin to be moved; transport trailer for combine
                                                  28’ - 53’ semi storage trailers; 40’ high cube
machine, 1,500 hrs. on engine, has a 925          container; 48” flatbed & curtain van trailers,     header; truck mounted drill fill augers, could
header with trailer and 212 pickup header,        new 36’ hopper bottom trailer, single axle         be used to fill air seeder cart. 228-3161,
chaff spreader and straw chopper, always          converter dolly & forklifts, delivery available.   Lathan Romsas, Bottineau.
shedded, JD goes thru it annually, $19,000;       474-5780, www.rydelltrailers.com, Richard          FOR SALE
Westfield auger, 8”x51’, swingout hopper          Rydell, Fairmount.                                 New Holland Series 2300 16’ hay header with
and pto. drive, $1,800; 2,000 gal. water tank
                                                  FOR SALE                                           conditioner, low hours, in very good condition,
on custom made trailer, 2 Briggs motors,
                                                  1954 IH SW D9, new paint, good fresh               below book, will fit NH Pivot-tongue, NH self
hose reels and meters, 100 gal. hopper                                                               propelled tractor or bi-directional; International
                                                  overhaul, good rubber and puller, belt pulley;
for chemical, $4,000; business band radio                                                            M tractor w/Farmhand hay basket & manure
                                                  1955 IH SW D9, new paint and tires; 1956
system, 12 Motorola mobiles and 3 handheld,                                                          fork; NH Model 276 square baler. 597-3730,
                                                  IH SW D9, good original tractor. All three run
base station w/phone patch, professional                                                             larryn@westriv.com. Larry Nagel, Shields.
                                                  perfect. 843-5068, Randy Binstock, New
SWR, all cables and antennas, 450 mghz,
                                                  Salem.                                             FOR SALE
$2,000, great for large farm, gravel business
or custom combining. 838-6653 or 898-0183,        FOR SALE                                           IHC 20’ combine header with 9” pans and
Jon Kuehn, Minot.                                 IHC Model C, 12V, new rear tires, clutch, brake    drum; Massey 20’ straight header, like new,
                                                  discs; IHC 7’ mounted mower; hydraulics            w/wo transport, $1,200; 42’ Wilrich field
FOR SALE                                          for 2 row cult., wheel weights; IHC 50T baler;     cultivator, $1,200; 1-318 Chrysler motor,
Pole bale trailer, hauls 6 bales; New Holland     Schulte RS hyd. rock picker; F10 Farmhand          good cond., $175; 2 - Ford 240 6 cyl. motors,
849 big round baler, makes a 800-900 bale,        w/weigh all Snoco bale loader; h.d. Russell        rebuilt, $200 ea.; 1-22’ IHC bean pickup
not used for last 4 years, quit cattle. 944-      Reliance 10’ grader; 10’ h.d. V packer; 5          header, good cond., $800; 1-1460 IHC
2473, Warren Samuelson, Adams                     bottom packer w/hitch; 8 steel grain bins w/       combine, nice cond.; 2 - 8 row Harriston bean
                                                  steel floor, 1,000-12,400 bu.; 6’ JD combine       knifers. 447-2467, Russell Makeeff, Mercer.
FOR SALE
18’ Versatile 400 SP swather, good canvas,        w/2 cyl. motor & ground driven reel; new &         FOR SALE
tire and motor, $700; 590 OMC baler, works,       used 10:00x20 truck tires; IHC 2 row hyd.           JD 3940 corn chopper 30” 2 row W 5’ hay
                                                  cult. for H or M; Peterson dual rims, 18.4-34 to   head $6,000 obo.; Gehl l2’ silage dump
$500. 943-2491, Adam Hoff, Wing.
                                                  232.1-30; Letz 163 burr mill. 584-2025, Elmer      wagon, $1,200 obo.; Knight little aggie
FOR SALE                                          Lemke, Bentley.                                    feed wagon, $4,500 obo.; 10”x60’ Hutch
850 NH round baler for parts; 50’ Huskie
                                                  FOR SALE                                           grain elevator w/ electric drive $l,200 obo.;
pickup sprayer, foam marker; 1963 Chevy           32.5’ Summers Diamond disk, 25” blades,            Marlex 80’ pickup sprayer w/8 hp. Honda
truck, steel box, good hoist – needs drivetrain   single harrow section, excellent shape. 756-       engine, $2,000 obo.; 76’ 3/4 ton Chev.
work; 1979 F150 4 WD. pickup; sq. bale            6953, Bruce P. Johnson, Mohall.                    pickup, $l,000 obo.; l,000 gal. tow between
elevators – damaged; end gate drill fill;                                                            chemical cart with hyd. pump, $4,500 obo.;
diamond fertilizer box with tarp. All make        FOR SALE
                                                                                                     Sioux-K overhead utrough l2 x 80 w/ electric
offers. 529-4421 or bfinken@ndfu.org, Bob         560 gallon fuel tank with pump; Hypro
                                                  centrifugal pump with electric clutch, new in      drive, $9,000 obo. 683-4809, Phil McDaniel,
Finken, Douglas.                                                                                     Englevale.
                                                  box. 626-7367, Gene Spichke, Balfour.
FOR SALE                                                                                             FOR SALE
                                                  FOR SALE
1995 25’ sunflower 1010 header with 9“                                                               836 Versatile tractor, 15 speed, PTO., 18.4-38
                                                  1555 Oliver tractor, loader, & grapple fork,
Lucke pans, good condition, always been in        gas, nice older tractor; 2009 TD 5050 New          tires; 18’ Versatile swather, Ford engine: 1976
a shed, can use header trailer for transfer,      Holland tractor, new loader grapple fork, joy      Chevy truck, 350 engine, 15’ box with roll tarp,
$5,000. 784-5987, Dave Brossart, Lansford.        stick 3 pt., 268 hrs, FWA., like new; bumper       38,980 miles, stored inside. 438-2482 or cell
FOR SALE                                          short box, red, for a 2009 F250 Ford pickup;       701-341-0764, Milton Wisness, Maddock.
Case 1270 tractor, 1,000 pto, 2 hyd.,             Featherlite horse trailer, 4 horse, rear tack,     FOR SALE
powershift transmission, 136 H.P., 8,400 hrs.,    6’, short wall self contained, living quarters.    Arkfeld livestock platform scale with cage,
$5,700. 764-6410, Casey Lund, Killdeer.           400-4137, Bill Sailer, Hebron.                     1,600 lb. capacity. 983-4269, Bob Schriefer,
FOR SALE                                          FOR SALE                                           Golden Valley.
                                                  Super MTA in real nice shape with 320 dual         FOR SALE
Gleaner R Series headers - 1-25’ 500 Series
                                                  loader; H IM with older 7’ mower; H JD             8”x50’ pto. grain auger. 583-2518, Gilmen
flexhead, 1-8x30 older corn head, 1-30’
                                                  for parts. 320-5556, Joseph Schumacher,            Gunderson, York.
straight head w/finger reel-needs work, 2-30’
                                                  Pettibone.
bat reels. 424-3742, Jeff Dewald, Napoleon.                                                          FOR SALE
                                                  FOR SALE                                           CIH 1015 header with Sund raking pickup.
FOR SALE                                          350 New Holland baler, stored inside, with
4 steel 3,500 bu. bins to haul away; MM “U”,                                                         839-2424 or 833-2352, Greg Simonson, Minot.
                                                  one for parts, ready to bale, $1,200. 391-
1951, running order; AC WD, new rubber.           6404, Patrick Roehrich, Washburn.                  FOR SALE
647-2607, Norman Mueller, Kulm.                                                                      JD 21’ 800 windrower, shedded. 337-6385,
                                                  FOR SALE
FOR SALE                                                                                             Curtis Kohler, Max.
                                                  14’ diameter Cenex 2,000 bushel steel bin to
2004 3 row 1085 Gehl corn cutter, 30” row,        be moved. 646-6393 leave message or 490-           FOR SALE
bought new, always shedded, like new              1265, Duane Thompson, Sanborn.                     1Set of Lucke sunflower pans from a 20’ IH
condition, cut about 1,000 acres; Richardton                                                         810 head. 776-6928, Chuck Teigen, Rugby.
                                                  FOR SALE
silage wagon, Model 1200 in good condition;
                                                  21’ JD 590 MacDon swather; 18’ #10 Versatile       FOR SALE
1966 Chevrolet truck, V8 with 18’ box with                                                           IH 810 straight header, 24’, above average
                                                  swather. 220-6566 or 843-7185, Wayne
silage end gate. 952-5055, Martin (Bill)                                                             condition. 797-3666, Randy Ressler,
                                                  Hoger, New Salem.
Kruger, Jamestown.                                                                                   Cooperstown.
                                                  FOR SALE
FOR SALE                                                                                             WANTED
                                                  Rowse 12 wheel straight rake, like new
Schwartz silage wagon, good condition, $500                                                          7’ bucket for John Deere 148 loader or a
                                                  condition. 263-1427 or 768-2672, Terry Keller,
obo. 537-5368, Warnie Cargo, Towner.                                                                 complete loader. 852-1150, Art Oen, Minot.
                                                  Bantry.
FOR SALE                                                                                             WANTED
                                                  FOR SALE
1969 Chevrolet 2 ton truck, 350 motor, 15’        Parting out 850 Versatile, have some good          Gooseneck flatbed trailer, 2 lok axles, 25x5,
steel box, roll tarp. 465-3096, Rueben Miiller,   parts including engine complete with injector      no junk! 400-4137, Bill Sailer, Hebron.
Anamoose.                                         pump, starter and alternator and much more.        WANTED
FOR SALE                                          947-5871, Darrell Anderson, Sheyenne.              IHC 656 Farmall or 544 tractor for parts. 263-
1976 Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck with 14’ box, 366      FOR SALE                                           1427 or 768-2672, Terry Keller, Bantry.
motor; 16’ bale rack to put on truck to haul      International Model A tractor, rubber, tin,        WANTED
bales. 758-2273, Wendell Hanson, Ryder.           paint, fair, in good running order, $1,450; Int.   Exhaust manifold for 4100 IHC 4x4 whl.
FOR SALE                                          W-4 gas tractor, tin, paint and rubber very        tractor, DT-429 engine, part #315780R-2.
Layman hay mower, 8 chain, pto., 24x13.           good condition, parade ready, $3,000. 663-         327-8156 leave message, Rodney Rudolph,
525-6344, Arnold Kraft, Karlsruhe.                5978, G. H. Schaner, Mandan.                       Dawson.

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WANTED                                              FOR SALE                                           FOR SALE
Flexible harrow sections; 15”-15 1/2” disc          1973 Olds Delta 88 Royal 4 dr. hdt., 60,000        For Sale: Canola end-cutter $600; 760 MF
blades with 7/8” square hole; 8’ X 24’ fitted       actual mi., 350 Rocket engine, runs good,          grey-cab combine w/ pickup and 20-ft straight
tarp. 635-0108 Arnold Seibel, Harvey.               slight body damage from tornado, been in           headers; 40’ Haukaas markers for air seeder.
                                                    storage for several years. 259-2140, Myron         351-0913 or 656-3654, Paul Overby, Wolford.
WANTED                                              Fowler, Michigan.
Woods Cadet 60 trailing mower. 247-2264 or                                                             FOR SALE
                                                    WANTED
270-0184, Harold Severson, Lakota.                                                                     4 horse Frezno; 2 horse slip, equipment used
                                                    Snowmobiles, 1980 or older, need not run,
                                                    JD snowmobiles preferred. 435-2618 leave           in old coal mining to uncover the coal. 846-
                                                    message, Duane Thoms, Courtenay.                   7552, Ernest Skjelvik, Dodge.

         FEED AND SEED                              WANTED                                             FOR SALE
                                                    Used Model A parts - shock absorbers, rear         2002 16’ Crestliner fishing boat, 50 hp. Honda
                                                    hub, horn, 1928-29 rear fenders to fit pickups,    motor, Yacht boat trailer & canopy cover,
                                                    coupes, and roadster; front fenders for any        $6,600. 739-4846, Dianne Torrey, Grand Forks.
FOR SALE                                            1929 Ford Model A; right solid left with wheel
Winter Wheat Seeds: Decade – new NDSU/              wel; left door for 1928-29 Model A pickup;         FOR SALE
MSU release; AC Radiant – winter hardy, strong      also looking for a 6’ 3-point snow blower. 337-    Sears Craftsman router and 2 cutting bits;
straw, resists wheat curl mite so breaking the      5446, Melvin Birkholz, Garrison.                   round head lights, fits Lincoln or Ford;
green bridge to manage wheat streak mosaic                                                             aluminum mail box; 14 gal. gas on wheels;
less critical; New crop round alfalfa and ditch                                                        1981 Ford Custom 4x4; Dr. Borwn Bailey
bales. Finken Seeds, 529-4421 or bfinken@                         LIVESTOCK                            western hat, size 7 1/2; 8’ maroon fiberglass
ndfu.org, Bob Finken, Douglas.                                                                         pickup topper. 228-3161, Lathan Romsas,
                                                    FOR SALE                                           Bottineau.
FOR SALE
                                                    13 yr. old Sorrel gelding, been used in
2011 large alfalfa/grass hay bales with plastic
                                                    mountains elk hunting, stout, very strong. 337-    FOR SALE
twine weighing 1,200 lbs. 983-4269, Robert                                                             Keystone movie camera, projector & screen,
                                                    5826, Steve Krueger, Garrison.
Schriefer, Golden Valley.                                                                              mint cond., $50; old cameras; old postage
                                                    FOR SALE                                           stamp albums; 2 pair womens new Nikken
FOR SALE                                            AQHA 17 yr. old Chestnut mare, quiet, broke
2010 Sorghum Sudan hay; 2011 alfalfa/grass                                                             cardio shoes, sizes 7 & 10; new men’s Dexter
                                                    to ride; AQHA 8 yr. old Bay mare, quiet, halter
hay; 2011 oats/alfalfa hay; bales weigh 1,500                                                          bowling shoes, size 9; large food dehydrator;
                                                    broke. 720-0827, Gary Schell, Velva.
lbs. 337-5826, Steve Krueger, Garrison.                                                                new Calif. king bedspread; Maytag wringer
                                                    FOR SALE                                           washer; steno machine; 4 new Georgia
FOR SALE                                            Young Chuckar partridge; Bobwhite quail;           mudflaps; cream cans, milk & cream bottles;
Big round bales of prairie hay and heavy duty       Reg. miniature horses (mostly paints);             antique lawn decorations: cart, wheelbarrow,
pallets. 324-2948 evenings, Jerry Axtman,           miniature donkeys. 324-2948 evenings, Jerry        plow, cultivators, wheels; 1 pkg. new grey
Harvey.                                             Axtman, Harvey.                                    T-lock shingles; old push mower & grass
                                                                                                       catcher; glass gallon jars; small safe. Call

                                                            MISCELLANEOUS                              701-572-7427. Mavis Coppe, Williston.
              VEHICLES                                                                                 FOR SALE
                                                                                                       Evergreens 5 -8 feet tall, in baskets for easy
                                                    FOR SALE                                           moving and transplanting, pick up or delivery.
FOR SALE                                            33” Snapper mower with grass catcher;              Planting services also available. 640-0103,
1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo, in good                 enclosed trailer, $350; radiator shutter for IH    Joel Lyons, McLeod.
condition, $3,500. 252-9194 or 368-8470,            “H”, $100; new RV toilet, $100; valve grinding     FOR SALE
leave message or ask for John or Brenda,            set for JD “B”. 635-0108, Arnold Seibel, Harvey.   6550 Hesston windrower, 21’ double swath
John Schrade, Jamestown.
                                                    FOR SALE                                           with Perkins diesel engine, has new starter
FOR SALE                                            Neon bar signs - Budweiser, Miller Lite            and new rebuilt diesel pump, in good
1990 Ford pickup, ext. cab, 4 whl. drive, 5         & others, starting price as low as $75;            condition, $6,500 obo. Clem F. Schaaf,
spd., 13,000 mi. on overhaul, $2,000 obo.           Budweiser Clydsdale clock/light; Budweiser         Bowman.
246-3426 or 550-0959, Jay Heinz, Rolette.           beer mugs and steins. Will negotiate! 265-         FOR SALE
                                                    2315 or 549-2429, Jim Livingood, Cavalier.         MF 750 combine, shedded, no rust, good
FOR SALE
Polaris Sportsman 500, excellent condition,         FOR SALE                                           paint, high inertia cylinder bars and concave,
110 hrs., rack on front and rear with chrome        Horse collars & related items; 45 used utility     like new; pickup head, 20’ grain table, 20’
extenders, chrome bumpers front and rear,           poles, 35-50’ long; new tires: 1-10:00 R20         soybean head and 6 30” corn heads; Vermeer
$5,000. 947-2993, John Steinbach, New               Dunlap steel radial SP777, 16 ply, new tube        Super J baler, shedded; 15 bale hay wagon,
Rockford.                                           & flap; 8 used sidewinder LT 245/75/15, 10         built on truck from 18’ Miiller offset disk, heavy
                                                    ply; 4-225/60/R16 M & S; 4 used Firestone          disk cuts good; IH chisel plow, 17’ with grad
FOR SALE                                            P265/70/R16 M&S; 3 Michelin P225/60/R16            No. 55; Wilrich 31’ chisel plow, have ext. to
17’ Winnebago camper, nice shape. 437-              M&S. 584-2025, Elmer Lemke, Bentley.               35’; Willrich field cultivator, very good; United
2486, Ernie Stamnes, Enderlin.
                                                    FOR SALE                                           Tools chain type rock picker; 64’ Herman
FOR SALE                                            2 wagon wheel hub lamps; 1 Colliers                drag; Marflex pickup sprayer, 60’ front
1947 Willy’s Jeep, CJ2A, original condition,        magazine, June 1951; Look, Life, Post,             mounted booms; 500, 800 to 1,000 gal. fuel
some rust and dents, in running order, $2,500.      Saturday Evening Post magazines dates in           tanks; 1961 Chev. 13’ flat bed with 2x10 plank
302-0037, Roger Westby, New Rockford.               1963’s; Captain’s ship wheel converted to          sides with hoist;1965 Dodge truck, 5 spd.
                                                    table; good prices. 928-0681 or write: Crystal     trans., 17’ wood box and hoist; 1974 Dodge
FOR SALE                                            Hanna, PO Box 121, Hettinger ND 58639.             truck, tandem axle, 18’ steel box and hoist;
1975 Pontiac Grandville, 2 door, a hard-to-find
                                                    FOR SALE                                           1974 Int. truck, steel box, 15’ hoist. All trucks
classic in nice original condition; restore or
                                                    Tire chains for 14” tires, $35; backpack           have current license and good engines;
drive as is; original baby blue paint, very nice
                                                    sprayer, $15; vinyl folding banquet table,         heavy duty wagon hoist, new, never used;
interior, electric windows, factory AC, 400
                                                    $15; table lamp, $25. 349-4179, Betty Jo           1979 Chevy 3/4 ton 4 whl. drive pickup; cattle
motor, little rust (surface only). $4,900 obo.
                                                    Hvistendahl, Ellendale.                            rubs and mineral feeders; 2 lick tanks, large
489-3662 or 320-9280, Emma Kleingartner,
                                                    FOR SALE                                           size, like new, have 2 wheels; 2 feed bunks,
Montpelier.
                                                    4 good used tires, P-245/75R16 Dunlop              steel; tires - 750x19 and 750x19.5, one new,
FOR SALE                                                                                               others good; used different sizes of truck and
                                                    AT20 Grand Trek, $100 for all 4 tires; 4 good
1981 Buick Century, auto on floor, bucket                                                              3/4 ton pickup tires; tractor fronts. 252-6455,
                                                    used tires, 215/65 R16 National Anthem, $100
seats, air, factory installed V8 4.3L motor, mint                                                      Myron Tarno, Jamestown.
                                                    for all 4 tires; 2 good used tires, 215/65 R16
condition.Ph: 597-3730 or larryn@westriv.com,
                                                    Cooper Life Liner Touring SLE, $50 for both        FOR SALE
Larry Nagel, Shields.
                                                    tires. 693-2306, Steve Vetter, Harvey.             1969 Mercury Monterey, 4 dr. sedan, one
WANTED                                                                                                 owner, bought new, always shedded, 28,000
                                                    FOR SALE
1964-1966 Chev. 1/2 ton pickup; 1964-1966                                                              act. mi., mint condition, interior and exterior
                                                    IH 1460 combine w/IH pickup, well
Chev. truck with good box and hoist. 628-           maintained, rotor and cage replaced.               like new, pioneer plates. 524-2897 or 789-
2130, Jerry Lumley, Stanley.                        650-1265, Dennis Loewen, Sykeston.                 0509, David C. Wigen, Finley.

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1963 2 ton Ford truck, St. Paul hoist, Omaha     GM pickup 2008 Vortec Max with trailering         Gear box drive from a Westfield auger, has
wood box; Owatonna grinder mixer; 35’            package, equipped for 10,500 lb. load             secondary drive for jump auger with reverser,
multi-weeder; 590 28’ John Deere swather.        capacity, Model #CC10543, short box crew          $400; straw chopper for a JD 9600 combine,
459-2708 or 720-1789, L. Smith, Sherwood.        cab, 1500 2 wd., gas, with 5th whl. 12K super     good hammers & knives, no cracks or welds,
                                                 glide auto hitch, 3500 watt generator with        $800; 35 ton Reiten hyd. press with many
FOR SALE
                                                 electric start; 2009 31’ 5th whl. Cross Road      dies, $6,500 new, asking $5,000; garbage
Grain bins, must be moved, 5 bins totalling
                                                 Cruiser, alum. structure, 3 slide-outs, central   compactor for 1 ton truck, 5 yds.; 7 VHF
15,000 bu.; 1979 Ford Econo van, 56,000
                                                 air & heat, auto vent fan, 10 gal. electric or    2-way radios, antennas, power supplies, 2
original mi., $550; 2005 Chrysler Sebring,                                                         base antennas, cords and power supplies,
                                                 LP water heater, DVD player, 2 tv’s and all
65,000 mi., $6,900. 721-2863, Brenda                                                               all radios are programmable; 1990 Ford F350
                                                 accessories to hook up at campsites. Picture
Martinson, Granville.                                                                              dually, auto, 6 cyl, 86,000 mi., flat bed, tool
                                                 can be seen online at www,bismanonline.
FOR SALE                                         com, ad #316888. 425-1208, Harold                 boxes, heavy hitch & fifth wheel, has hyd.
New quality MDS band farm loader &               Blumhardt, Ashley.                                wet kit, $3,000; 16” - 10 ply. trailer tires, 50%
skidsteer buckets, grapples, bale spears,                                                          tread or better, will deliver, $240 tires asking
                                                 FOR SALE                                          $50 ea.; 10 hole aluminum wheel pilot how
bale carriers, bale grabbers, manure and rock
                                                 Ranch style house to be moved; 84’ Detroiter      type & 4 wheels and tires for a 2007 Jeep
forks, mounts to fit most loaders; scoops on
                                                 trailer house, 16’x80’; Z Moline; 230 IHC         Liberty, 225-75R16; Austin Western front
hone include 8’ JD 148 & 158 with/without
                                                 swather, 16 1/2’ head, good running order;        axle with tires and wheels off a road grader;
grapples; 8’ JD 740 quick tach; 7’, 8’ & 9’
                                                 Hough 50 payloader. has fire damage. 286-         complete Model 1200 grapple fork assembly
Kayker quick tach; 7’ & 8’ Euro tach; 7’, 8’
                                                 7383, Curt Hettich, Regan.                        for skidsteer, $1,800; M IH tractor, Schwartz
& 10’ Bobtach scoops; 4 & 5 tine new style
                                                                                                   wide front end, 12 volt, good paint, with 3 pt.
grapples; New Koyker 545 loader for FWD          FOR SALE
                                                                                                   (will sell 3 pt. sep.), $2,400. 789-0966, Allen
tractor (or 2 whl. dr.); good heavy Ezee-on      966 tractor w/dual loader and new tires;
                                                                                                   Gruman, Cooperstown.
loader w/JD mounts, w/8’ quick tach scoop;       300 utility tractor w/mounted mower; 8’ tree
2 - Owatanna 596 roll balers, parts; 2- Gehl     cultivator; 8’ stock rack for pickup. 452-2923,   WANTED
17/0 roll balers; 2-380R50s on JD stub           Oscar Kemmet, Wishek.                             Prairie dog hunters to hunt on my land.
disks w/wo. 10 bolt adapters; 8-20.8R42                                                            Make reservations now. Ph: 597-3730. Email:
                                                 FOR SALE
Firestone@ 60-70%; 10-20.8x38@40-60%;                                                              larryn@westriv.com. Larry Nagel, Shields.
                                                 1963 2 ton Ford truck, St. Paul hoist, Omaha
6-18.4x38@40-60%; 2-23.1x26@40%;                                                                   WANTED
                                                 wood box; Owatanna grinder mixer; 35’
3-20.8x34@60%; 4-380/80R38 FWDs @ 70%;                                                             2 good used 750-65-38 Trelleborg tires. 320-
                                                 multi-weeder; 590 28’ John Deere swather.
2-380/85R34 FWD’s @ 90%; 2-18.4R42@                                                                7391, Howard Stemen, Dickey.
                                                 459-2708 or 720-1789, L. Smith, Sherwood
50%; 4-18.4R42x14 ply.@80%; 2-13.6x26;
2-13.6x28; 4-14.9x28@75%; 2-14.9x24;             FOR SALE OR RENT                                  WANTED
2-16.9x38’ 2-15.5x38@80%; 16.9x30;               New cabin, located on Douglas Bay, west of        Zenith console and chairside radios from the
18.4x30;10:00x16, 4rib fronts; 6-new             Garrison. 337-5826, Steve Krueger, Garrison.      1930s and 1940s, will pickup in ND, need not
710/70R42@ old price; 2-new 12.4R24 FWD’s;                                                         be working. 883-5489, Fred Beehler, LaMoure.
may deliver. 709-0103, Allen Wald, Edgeley.
FOR SALE
JD148 loader w/7’ bucket, grapple avail.;
new 72” Bobtach manure fork, grapple
avail.; new JD Bobtach bale spear; JD 7’
heavy duty bucket w/Euro-mount; nice F-11
loader; F-11 parts, pumps, valves, cyl., main
frames, u-channel uprights, dozer attachment
carriers, scoops, grapples, etc.; 1975 Dodge
3/4 T,, 2x4, club cab, $550; JD 42” casts with
rims and 10 bolt dual rims for 18.4x42 tires;
new Rancher heavy chrome grill guard for
09-11 Dodge 1500 pickup; 2005 Kawasaki
KFx700 , low hrs. fast. 709-0103, Allen Wald,
Edgeley.
FOR SALE
Large 3 bedroom ranch style home, one
owner, 2,700 sq. ft. home in Ashley, 2 1/2
baths, family room with fireplace, formal
dining and living room, kitchen with built-in
appliances, lots of cupboard space and built-
in desk, laundry room with washer and dryer,
heat pump with electric heat banks and air
conditioning, all rooms have baseboard heat
with individual thermostats, central vacuum,
17’x20’ basement, furnace and storage room,
lots of storage space in 4’ high, 2,350 sq.
ft. cemented floor crawl space, new water
heater and dish washer, 23’x15’ attached
garage, 20’x40’ detached double garage with
efficiency apartment with dishwasher, washer,
dryer and tv, new landscaping with Rain Bird
water timer system, home can be purchased
furnished or unfurnished, pictures can be
seen online at www.bismanonline.com, ad
#322146. 425-1208, Harold Blumhardt,
Ashley.
FOR SALE
Skidsteer, quick attach manure bucket with
grapple fork, $2,750. 839-2424 or 833-2352,
Greg Simonson, Minot
FOR SALE
2000 John Deere 930 flex head with pickup
reel in very good condition, $17,700; 24’ reel
for an LM Gleaner header, $400. 572-7194
leave message, Rodney Miller, Williston.

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Haak selected for
leadership program                      Anderson named
                                        general manager
                                             After an extensive search
                                        and evaluation process, the
                                        North Dakota Farmers Union
                                        Board of Directors has selected
                                        Mark Anderson to be the next
                                        General Manager of Farmers
                                        Union Service Association and
                                        Farmers Union Mutual Insurance
                                        Company. Anderson will be working
     North Dakota Farmers Union         with Odean Olson for an interim
staff membership coordinator            transition period, prior to Olson’s
Jessica Haak was recently               retirement effective Jan. 1, 2012.
selected to participate in the North         Anderson has been the
Dakota State University Extension       Controller of Farmers Union Mutual
Service’s rural leadership              Insurance Company (FUMIC)
development (RLND) program that         and Farmers Union Service
starts in December. She is one          Association, Ltd. (FUSA) since May      & Associates, a regional public
of 26 participants throughout the       of 2006. He commented, “I am            accounting firm located in Minot
state and will spend 18 months          honored to be chosen and excited        and earned the designation of
developing skills to help shape         to begin my new position and look       Certified Public Accountant. Mark
the future of their organization,       forward to the opportunity to lead      has since held senior management
community and state.                    the company.”                           positions with legal, internet-based,
     The 2011-13 program consists            Born and raised in Minot,          transportation and higher education
of in-state seminars with experts       Anderson graduated from Bishop          entities.
on topics such as leadership,           Ryan High School in 1985. After             Anderson has been married
economic development and                spending two years at Minot State       to Melanie (Gessner) since 1994,
agriculture; tours of agricultural      University, Mark transferred to         and they have three children:
and community businesses; trips to      the University of North Dakota          Maximus, age 10, Matthias, age 8,
Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis       and completed a Bachelor of             and Marielle, age 3. They reside
to meet with agricultural, business     Accountancy degree in 1989.             in Jamestown. He is the son of
and governmental leaders; and           Shortly after graduation, Mark          the late Maynard and Maxine
a trip to Brazil to learn about         began working for Brady, Martz          Anderson.


                                        Barth appointed to
international agricultural and
community issues.
     Participants will learn
leadership skills, such as
thinking critically and creatively,
communicating effectively and
                                        advisory committee
managing conflict. They also will           North Dakota Farmers Union
learn about agricultural and rural      vice president Woody Barth has
policy, the agricultural economy        been appointed to a four-year term
and future trends that could affect     on the United States Department
North Dakota agriculture, finding       of Agriculture Agricultural Technical
innovative ways to fund local and       Advisory Committee for Trade
regional development projects,          (ATAC) in Animals and Animal
marketing, civic engagement,            Products. The committee provides a
the value of coalitions and             formal mechanism through which
partnerships, industry and              the U.S. government may seek
community advocacy, and how to          advice and information from the
work with the state Legislature. In     private sector.
addition, they’ll create a network of       The committee will advise the
contacts and resources they can         Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S.
tap into for ideas, answers and         Trade Representative concerning
support, and they’ll use the skills     the following: negotiating objectives   entered into; and, other matters
they’ve learned to improve their        and bargaining positions before         arising in connection with the
operation, business, organization,      entering into a trade agreement;        administration of the trade policy of
community or region.                    the operation of an agreement once      the United States.
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                              President’s
                              MESSAGE
                              by NDFU PRESIDENT RobERT CARlSoN




Change happens at NDFU
     Sometimes we are not aware         system, it is energy efficient and      with us on a part time contract to
of how much change goes on              comfortable. Be sure to stop by         assist us with strategic planning
around us until we can see it in        to see our new conference center        and organization. On the Farmers
front of our eyes. You are looking      with state of the art audio/visual      Union Insurance side, the Board of
at it now as we unveil the new          equipment and remote interactive        Directors has selected a successor
format of the Union Farmer to you       capability. Members are welcome         to Odean Olson, who will be retiring
this month.                             to tour the facility anytime during     as General Manager of Farmers
     Nothing perks up our attention     regular business hours.                 Union Insurance. After an extensive
like something familiar in a                 The NDFU staff has also            search and interview process, Mark
new package, and we thought it          seen some changes over the              Anderson, who is currently the
was time for this fine publication to   past couple of years. Many of           financial controller of the Mutual
get a new suit of clothes and add       the veterans have retired or            Insurance Company, was chosen to
more color. We’ve also included         moved into other occupations            be the next general manager.
more original stories about people      and we have new, young and                  These changes are all made to
and places in North Dakota as           excited staff members with lots         better accomplish our goal to better
well as legislative and cooperative     of original ideas and boundless         serve our members. That is not
news. This publication is our main      enthusiasm. Jessica Haak in             changing and it continues to be our
educational arm and the most            membership, Anne Denholm, our           mission statement: “NDFU, guided
visible contact we have with our        communications director, Tyrel          by the principles of cooperation,
members. We are always working          Schlecht, our technology specialist,    legislation and education, is an
to make it more interesting and         Carla Edinger, outreach director,       organization committed to the
valuable to you.                        Josh Norby, education director,         prosperity of family farms, ranches
     There have also been               Sue Paulson and Eunice Olivier          and rural communities.” That is our
considerable changes at the state       as associates, have all joined us       job, and it will continue to be our
office. Our state headquarters in       within the last couple of years. Mark   job here at the state office. I hope
Jamestown recently completed a          Watne is the new staff executive        you enjoy this new issue of the
total remodeling project. With a        director following Gary Orman’s         Union Farmer. Best wishes for a
geothermal cooling and heating          retirement and Pam Gulleson works       successful small grains harvest.




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