• Lon Tonneson

    Not Belly Deep In Mud

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on June 22, 2011

    It was a perfect day for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Feedlot Tour -- cold, windy and raining heavily. More than 4 inches of rain fell across southeast North Dakota during the tour.   But in a hoop barn we visited, it was warm, calm and dry. The cattle were comfortable. We were comfortable. “This is the way to feed cattle,” said Kevin Schultz, of McLeod, N.D., who hosted a tour of the hoop barn that he and his brothers, Randy and Larry, built. For…

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    Getting Passed at The Kansas Speedway

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on June 7, 2011

    NASCAR is running on E15 this year and the race I attended last Sunday at the Kansas Speedway featured a special promotion for ethanol. Selling ethanol to NASCAR fans ought to be easy. After all, the cars NASCAR fans love to watch on the oval are running great. They have plenty of power. There’s been little change in the miles per gallon, which was especially important at the Kansas Speedway, as the winner got to the finish line first because he made one less pit stop than…

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    Raising the Green Flag

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on June 3, 2011

    I’m headed to the Kansas City, Kan., this weekend to help corn growers “raise the green flag.” I’ll be attending the NASCAR race at the Kansas City Speedway, courtesy of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and American Ethanol. It’s work – really! About 1,000 farmers and ethanol industry folks will be at race promoting ethanol. “We know ethanol is in the hot seat,” Teddi Mueller, of the SD Corn Growers Association.&rdquo…

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