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Market Journal – December 2, 2016

This week on Market Journal…

Market Analysis - Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, discusses a possible OPEC production agreement, the South American growing season and corn and soybean price movement.

Beef and Pork Production - Shane Ellis, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, analyzes U.S. beef and pork production levels. Shane also explains why export markets are an important demand element for both meats.

Farm Financial Health - Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, describes results from a survey on Nebraska’s farm financial health. The study was a partnership between the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics.

Seed Corn Selection - Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how seed corn variety selection can help growers manage certain diseases.

Weather Outlook - Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next week on Market Journal…  Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, will look at cattle markets and margins in the feedlot. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. executive director, will discuss farm spending and costs of production.



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