Market Journal – November 28, 2014

This week on Market Journal…

Hog Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, says sustained profit margins may make this the best year ever for hog producers. Ron also discusses pork exports, slaughter numbers and market prices into 2015.

EPA Pushes Decision – The EPA has announced it will not finalize its targets for the Renewable Fuel Standard until next year. Todd Neeley, DTN staff reporter, explains why the EPA pushed its decision into 2015 and describes the reaction from groups with RFS interests.

Farm Bill & Land Lease Info – Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator, talks about decisions producers will need to make under the new Farm Bill. Meetings are being held at multiple locations across Nebraska to help inform producers of new choices. Allan also discusses the Landlord/Tenant Lease seminars in Blair and Hastings, sponsored by UNL Extension and the Nebraska Soybean Board.

2014 Disease Recap – Kevin Korus, UNL Extension plant diagnostician, recaps prevalent diseases in Nebraska's corn and soybean fields during the 2014 growing season. More information on proper guidelines for submitting samples to UNL's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic can be found here for future use.

Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, forecasts long-term precipitation chances and temperature possibilities.

Next week on Market Journal…With the U.S. harvest nearly wrapped up, producers now wait to see how buyers will react to record large corn and soybean crops. Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, will join us to analyze those markets and look ahead to December's USDA supply and demand numbers.

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