Market Journal – January 13, 2017
This week on Market Journal…USDA Reports Analysis – Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” recaps USDA reports on the 2016 harvest, grain stocks and winter wheat acres. FFA’s Role in Ag – Mark Poeschl, National FFA CEO, talks about FFA’s goal of developing leaders. Mark also describes the challenges of increasing food production for a growing world population. Mark’s full Heuermann Lecture presentation can be found here. Hog Market Analysis – Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, describes the strength of U.S. pork exports. Scott also analyzes the USDA’s latest Hogs and Pigs Report. Refinancing Loans – Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, outlines pros and cons for ag producers considering refinancing a loan. Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
Next week on Market Journal… The U.S. Department of Agriculture has finalized its numbers for the 2016 corn and soybean harvests. Todd Hultman, DTN market analyst, will look at how those projections are impacting prices.
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