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Hay is ready to cut


Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

By: Dan Bergin,

Dairy Nutritionist

As of May 18, hay is ready from Caledonia to Waukon to Lewiston. Once the weather heats up, bunkers can really heat up too. Keep bunker faces as tight as possible, since the top layer is more prone to heat than the rest of the bunker. Chr. Hansen's SilosolveOS is a special silage inoculant that is sprayed on the top layer to help reduce molds and yeast. Producers who used it last year were pleased with the results. Biomax 5 does a good job of the heat of fermentation down during the ensiling process, and silosolveMC helps reduce clostridia in haylage.

A landscape design will save you $$$

By Peggi J. Redalen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Planning, ingenuity and patience will help keep green in your wallet as well as your yard. Avoid costly mistakes: really think about how you're going to use your outdoor space for the long run. Know when it is time for a change: Old, overgrown planti ..... 
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Should I include paid on-line marketing in my marketing plan and budget?

By Michelle Haugerud

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

The majority of people are now using the internet for some sort of use. If you have never tried placing an advertisement on-line, you could be missing out on this large market. On-line ads can provide so much more information to a user because the u ..... 
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I have a gun for home defense, is there anything else that I should also have?

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

A gun is an essential part for anyone’s home defense. However, the most important thing anyone needs for home defense is to be prepared with a safety plan. You should go about this with your family in the same sense that you do a fire drill or we ..... 
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What happens with rental & CRP contracts when land is sold?

By Chad Garteski

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

In the course of real estate transactions where cropland and rental contracts are involved, they can be handled in a number of ways. When tillable rent is a factor, the duration of the contract and time of year often plays a role in the process. If t ..... 
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Silver Anniversary

By Scott Brunsvold

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

In May of 1990 I made a decision to be self-employed in the used car business. Never in my wildest imagination did I realize how it would affect my life. As in any job, you have your ups & downs and believe me, the ups far outnumber the downs. During ..... 
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Silver Anniversary

By Scott Brunsvold

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

In May of 1990 I made a decision to be self-employed in the used car business. Never in my wildest imagination did I realize how it would affect my life. As in any job, you have your ups & downs and believe me, the ups far outnumber the downs. During ..... 
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Who exactly is Heartland Security and what type of security systems do your provide?

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

By Tom Vega Heartland Security Sales Manager We are a local Alarm/Security company having been in business for almost two decades. We are owned by fourteen (14) Electrical Cooperatives with Tri-County Electric Cooperative and Hawkeye REC being ow ..... 
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What is the new MN Energy Code requirement for Basement Foundation Insulation?

By Lyndon Lee

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Ask the Expert

New changes were made effective Feb. 14 of this year requiring basements be insulated to a minimum R-15. The most important change is the exterior of wall has to have a minimum of R-10 covering the concrete wall from footing to the top of the concret ..... 
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