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,Aug. 3, aj03 Agriculture: The backbone of the MonDak Region HeraU-Leader ros e e kNDER WEELE employ- Ashley Taylor, and Marissa greet at the fair for the North- Plains Ag Labora- and the MSU Agricul- Research Farm Bureau delegates visit Chinese Embassy A delegation of 15 from the told him if the Chinese aren't Montana Farm Bureau Federa-getting the products they want, MonDak Ag On Wednesday, four tours - throughThurs- two in each state- are available tion met with officials at the Chi- talk directly to the producers, Ag Field beginning at9a.m. These tours nese Embassy, the Bureau ofbecause as producers we can be on Wednesday, provide an opportunity to view Land Management and all of solve problems and develop the Golf Tour- new agbusinesses in the region. Montana's congressmen during products they want." inWillis- such as Busch Ag Resources,a leadership trip to Washington, The group met with Kathleen Northwest Alfalfa ProducersD.C.. July 21-25. Clarke, director of BLM, and at focuses on and Superior Grains. 1burs will According to Farm Bureau five of her staff at the Depu't- processors and also provide vie~ving and dis Vice President Bob Hanson, the ment of lnterior. to this region cussion of new alternative crops meeting with Chinese trade "We spent quite a bit of time agriculture, being grown, including pota- leader Zhao Baoqing proved to talking about the Missouri River with local growers, toes, onions, pumpkins, pulse be interesting and successful. Breaks Monument, and the fact leaders, and the crops, malting barley anddurum "Mr. Zhao is going to be inthat private land should be 'leaderswheat. Stops in eastern Mon- Montana in September, so this excluded from the monument," new partner-tana include the Montola Grow- was an excellent way to get dia- said Larry See, district director opportunities ers plant and Rolling Hills Win- logue going before he visits our from Glasgow. "We had a posi- Crops, research, and ery in Culbertson, and the East- state," Hanson said."He saidthe tive meeting and I came away :regmn and state, ern Montana Agricultural younger generation of Chinese feeling like they want our input ; tours on Wednes- Research Center, USDA-ARS are asking for more beef and They have a lot of mistrust to .~ the region Northern Plains Agricultural milk because they believe those overcome over the past decade." of tours and Research Laboratory and other products make them healthier." See said they covered two sites unique businesses in Sidney. Hanson, a White Sulphur other public lands issues. "We in north- For more information, contact Springs rancher, said the R~n believe continued grazing on northwest- the Eastern Plains RC&D office Bureau leaders stressed to Zhao public lands is paramount," the that they're all agricultural pro- rancher noted: "We also dis- The golftour- in Sidney at 433-5024, your opportunity local county agent, or check out ducers. "We asked how as pro- cussed private citizens having and person- the Ag Open Web site at ducers we could make products pernfission to fight fires on pub- sent to China more valuable to lic lands." for this region, www.ag-open.com, the Chinese," Hanson said. "We FROM THE farmers, opened the Crosby plant in WILLISTON HERALD May last year to process durum Bushel 42 Pasta Co., has sus- raised by its members. pended operations in Crosby, Company officials said American N.D., and laid off most of its 50 Italian Pasta Co., agreed to operate employees a little more than a the plant on a tri~ basis, but decid- year after it opened, company ed it would not get enough return to officials announced, confint,e that ammgement. Les Kqudson, chairman of the Bushel 42 cannot operate cooperative's board of directors, without help from a partner, said employees were told last Knudson said. Wednesday. He said most were Chief Executive Officer Keith laid oft" Friday. though a small Olson said the company would crew would be kept on for about continue to seek ways to get a 10 days to clean up the plant, return for shareholders. He said Bushel 42 will seek to sell or workers would be paid through lease the Crosby plant, ofl'icials their last day on the job. said in a prepared statement. "We will not operate the facil- Bushel 42, a cooperative of 227 ity on our own," Olson said. Glendive plans horse show The Dawson County Fair a $3 per class stock charge. A$5 Open Horse Show will be held premium will be added to each on Wednesday. class provided there are two AQHA handbook rules will entries in a class. apply. Western attire is required: Mailing entries early will help long sleeve shirts, boots and hat. to get the show started on time. Ribbons will be awarded to sixEntry forms and rules are avail- places in eachclass, able at the Dawson County Trophies will go to grand Extension Office, at J&S Feeds, champion winners in halter. Glendive Chamber of Com- Awards will be given to high merce, or call Kathy Green at point performance horse in each 406-365-6267. Entries received age group, and to high point 4-H by Tuesday will be eligible for a exhibitor. A horse may accumu-$20 drawing. late points for high performance Mail completed forms with in only one age category, and the entry fees to: Horse Show with only one rider. Premiums Committee, c/o Kathy Green, will be mailed alter the fair.P.O. Box 629, Glendive, MT Entry fees are $5 per class, 59330. For more information, plus a $5 office fee per horsecall Green at 406-365-6267. entered. Cattle classes will have Call Chris at 482-2403 to place your ad. ~]~i~rl]~g ~"~1]~ 31,0 2nd Ave. NE-Sidney, MT i iilii il i i ............ Saturday, August 9 11 a.m. MDT Location: 9.7 miles east of the flashing light south of Sidney. I ,IT on ND highway #68. Watch for sign along highway. Owner: Chris Christenson Lunch available. ii .... Who ever Street i!!iiiii!!i~ii!!!;iii~ -!!i~ said it's great to get hit? MT area i4 ~ l 115 2nd Ave. NE 433-4370 Photo by Bill Vander Weele Residents battle raindrops to bid on items during the consignment auction to benefit Savage's extended living facility Saturday afternoon. News senate works to restore Service funds Herald Leader More ot this stQ_~ HW 16 NW of Sidney 433-CARS (2277) Insurance Agency 433-1411 Essential Air 114 2nd Ave. SE Joel Collins Agriculture Sidney Office Glendive farmer discusses future 120 E Main ideas with Central Montana residents Sidney, MT Lewistown News-Argus Ag Editor 433-5636 r~ this story. Sports Richland rallies to Williston tourney M r _M _0Le _OLt_h i_ & _s3.o third place at Cenex Harvest Staten we.Crow va/u FARM EQUIPMENT 9N Ford tractor w/105 dual loader, tractor chains, 2 loader buckets 1-5', 1-4' w/teeth, hydraulic post hole digger 1949 1 Ton Chevrolet truck w/hoist & flat bed, good condition Road King 16' tandem trailer w/ramps 2 wheel trailer made from Mazda 5' Land Pride 3 point tiller 4' Gyro mower 3 point Rhino 5' back blade 1 BTM 3 point plow 8' dump rake (2) 1000 gallon fiber glass water tanks Yard Man track snow blower, electric start 3 point coil shank tree cultivator 2 sections spike tooth harrow Briggs 3 1/2 Hp 2" water pump Troy-Bilt high wheel mower Electric garden tiller 12V 6000# winch WOODWORKING TOOLS Wood frame saw mill w/2 circle blades, 3 Hp electric motor, 220V Craftsman wood lathe Electric planer Table saw 12" Craftsman band saw Skill saw Miter saw Power sander (2) Skill sanders Wood clamps POWER TOOLS & SHOP TOOLS Wilson arc welder " Acy. set, hoses, gauges, cutting tips Electric bench grinder Elactrlc hand grinder (2) electric drills, 1/2" & 3/8" - box drill tips Portable propane heater - Redi 100,000 BTU Makita grinder 48" level Pipe cutters Tap & die set Thread cutters Metric deep well socket set Many open end & box end wrenches Socket sets Truck-tractor tire tool, new Hand brace & auger bits Soldering iron Chain tongs Pipe wrenches Handy Man jack-hydraulic jacks (2) aluminum scoops Shop rack - pickup tool box (2) aluminum ladders Hand post hole digger (2) wheelbarrows, 1 like new (2) cement mixers Metal handle buck saw Log chains - clevis - hitch pins Forks - shovels Electric fence & insulators Black plastic water pipe Hand barrel pump 8' new overhead garage door, complete Propane branding torch (2) 12' chest deep freezers ANTIQUES & GUNS 20 gallon crock Crock Stomper butter churn Old combinstion kitchen cupboard Old kitchen cook stove Hand corn planter Hand grinding wheel Branding irons Hand water pump Several pairs of blacksmith tongs Old wrenches 1/2 dozen #4 Victor animal traps Block hand planes Old hand meat saw & steel 20 gauge pump shotgun Marlin 22 mag w/7 shot clip Mossberg 22 mag w/clip 22 rifle scope Metal gun cabinet