Market Journal Assesses Beef, Grain Markets

Market Journal Assesses Beef, Grain Markets

View the full Dec. 19 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

Dec. 12, 2014

On this week's Market Journal Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, discusses meat demand in 2015, slaughter numbers and the recent slide in cattle markets.The USDA says that in November all fresh retail beef climbed to another record high. The average price of $5.98 per pound was 3 cents higher than October.

Also on the Dec. 19 Market Journal:

Grain Market Analysis — John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, talks about whether or not China's approval of a U.S. corn trait will impact markets. John also analyzes basis in corn and soybeans, crush numbers and China's recent agreement to buy U.S. soybeans.

Improving Soybean Yields — An area of Nebraska is lagging behind in increasing soybean yields relative to those of corn. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, explains possible reasons why counties in northeast Nebraska are below the state average. Also see a previous segment with Mueller on soybean seed selection.

Crop Insurance — Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, explains how the crop insurance portion of the Farm Bill relates to choices in Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage.

Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

Ed Usset, University of Minnesota Extension grain marketing economist, will talk about five common mistakes in grain marketing. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, will forecast winter weather conditions in Nebraska.

Broadcast Times

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