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    Growing sunflowers?

    I was talking to the owner of my local feed mill, who sells feed from Chicago to Minneapolis. I mentioned that I helped harvest sunflowers in Colorado, and he really perked up. He said that he’s always thought about trying to grow them locally for bird seed because they are so expensive to buy. I’m in Southwest Wisconsin with high quality ground. All the sunflowers I’ve seen grown we’re on poorer ground, such as South Dakota and Colorado. Would they present new problems here? In Colorado we used custom headers and they switched some parts in their case I.H. combines. We’d be looking at maybe ten acres, so could we use existing corn/bean equipment to harvest them? I’m just thinking outside the box a little here! lol
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    Growing sunflowers?

    I’m aware of the fire hazards. The guys I helped harvest say that flowers are a pain in the azz start to finish. Except collecting the check! lol
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    2+2 power distribution

    Front and rear tires should be run at the same speed on articulating tractors. With the front axle full time engaged it will always be pulling. How much load it gets is based on weight and slippage. Any power sent to the front frees up the rear from stress and gets you down the field more efficiently. I wouldn’t lose sleep over a couple percentage points.
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    Wind farms

    My father in law has two on his land almost directly east of the house. I have asked him about the noise and flicker issues and he says it’s not an issue. I don’t spend a lot of time there but I’ve never noticed anything bad about them.
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    Growing sunflowers?

    That header reminds me of the corn head for a Gehl chopper!
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    New joke

    When my gynecologist friend is feeling sentimental, he just looks up an old girlfriend!
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    New joke

    Father Norton woke up Sunday morning and realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf. So... he told the Associate Pastor that he was feeling sick and persuaded him to say Mass for him that day. As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, Father Norton headed out of town to a golf course about forty miles away. This way he knew he wouldn't accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish. Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church! At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from the heavens and exclaimed, "You're not going to let him get away with this, are you?" The Lord sighed, and said, "No, I guess not." Just then Father Norton hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole. It WAS A 420 YARD HOLE IN ONE! St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, "Why did you let him do that?" The Lord smiled and replied, "Who's he going to tell?"
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    Any of you guys have a long beard?

    I get mine caught in my coat zipper once in a while, but nothing like that!!! Lol