Market Journal Looks at How Economic Tensions May Flex Grain Markets - UNL CropWatch, Dec. 7, 2012

Market Journal Looks at How Economic Tensions May Flex Grain Markets - UNL CropWatch, Dec. 7, 2012

December 7, 2012

See full Market Journal episode, or selected segments below.

On this week's Market Journal Nick Mueller, a Stewart Peterson senior market advisor, takes a "wait and see" perspective, explaining how the fiscal cliff and other economic factors currently in flex could affect grain markets. He also looks at old and new crop selling strategies with program host Jeff WIlkerson.

Also on this week's program, which was filmed at the 2012 Nebraska Power Farming Show:

  • Estate Planning Jim Blazek of the Estate Planning Law Group of Blazek & Gregg, P.C., LLO, discusses tax rates, exemption amountsm, and 2013 changes to estate planning.
     
  • Soybean Expo – Keith Glewen, UNL Extension educator, describes what participants will find at the Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo December 14 in Wahoo.
     
  • Hog Markets – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, says pig producers in 2012 will likely set a record for cost of production. Going through the first half of 2013, however, Ron believes the industry will see a steady price increase.
     
  • Wind and Solar Power – Mark Olinyk, Harvest Energy Solutions, explains how some farmers and ranchers are using wind and solar power in their operations.
     
  • Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension climatologist, gives his weekly forecast.

Broadcast Times

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