Market Journal: Preview of Ag Outlook Conference; Hog Markets

Market Journal: Preview of Ag Outlook Conference; Hog Markets

February 10, 2012


UNL Extension Public Policy Specialist Brad Lubben discusses what's planned for the 2012 Ag Outlook Conference.

UNL State Climatologist Al Dutcher looks at the weather forecast for the coming week. 

On this week's Market Journal Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, discusses the 7th annual Ag Outlook Conference Series and what the future may look like for growers, including a smaller government safety net.  The conference will cover the outlook and risks for crop and livestock production, land and leasing options, and ag policies.

Also on this week's Market Journal program:

  • Hog Markets – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, says input prices and break-even levels create uncertainty within the hog markets.
  • Seven-Day Forecast – What will the next week’s weather bring to Nebraska? Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist, gives this week’s forecast and discusses the soil moisture benefits of last weekend's record-setting snow.
  • Livestock Feed Intake and Efficiency – Market Journal’s Kurtis Harms reports on a feed intake and efficiency system in cattle with UNL Extension beef specialist Rick Funston.
  • Cattle Market Outlook – Jim Robb, director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, discusses possible hurdles cattle producers can expect in the near future.
  • Household Soybean Uses – Andy Chvatal from the Nebraska Soybean Board shows how soybeans are used in everyday household products.

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