Market Journal Looks at Year-end Grain Reports, Animal Welfare, and More

Market Journal Looks at Year-end Grain Reports, Animal Welfare, and More

January 22, 2013

On this week’s Market Journal, Jeff Wilkerson talks with Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, about the latest USDA reports, demand for corn, rationing in soybeans, and selling strategies.

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  • Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, shares recommendations on improving animal handling and how to communicate better with with consumers about animal welfare. Grandin was the ninth speaker of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Heuermann Lecture Series.
  • Soybean Research Update – The 2012 growing season marked the second year of replicated field research conducted at the Soybean Management Field Day sites. Researchers will report yields and what they learned from these trials at four locations in 2012. Keith Glewen, UNL Extension educator, says he hopes producers will come not only to see the results, but also to share their concerns with researchers.
  • In the second of a three-part tax series with Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. director, Market Journal look at changes to capital gains and the alternative minimum tax. Due to modifications in these taxes, individual income taxes also will be affected.
  • UNL Extension Beef Specialist Rick Rasby says some cowherds have started calving, with more to come as we approach March. But weather conditions in Nebraska over the last year have added management considerations for those producers.
  • Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

Next week on Market Journal Tina Barrett will outline changes to the estate tax and Mike Briggs will discuss why cattle supplies are expected to remain tight in 2013 and the impact of higher feed prices and cattle prices on producers. Barrett is director of Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., and Briggs owns a feedlot near Seward.

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