Market Journal – December 26, 2014

Five Common Marketing MistakesEd Usset, University of Minnesota Extension grain marketing specialist, outlines five common mistakes in grain marketing. Ed talks about his belief that great marketing is not about finding the high price, but rather an extra 10 to 20 cents per bushel.

Roundup Ready Seed – The patent on Monsanto's first-generation Roundup Ready soybean trait expires in 2015. Steve Pageler, Nebraska Crop Improvement Association, explains why farmers need to check with their suppliers before planting seed from the 2014 harvest.

Section 179 – The president has signed an extension to several tax provisions until December 31, 2014. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, outlines the changes to depreciation in Section 179.

GMOs and Climate Change – Ronnie Green, IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor and University of Nebraska vice president, discusses topics of recent and upcoming presentations from the Heuermann Lecture series, including climate change and genetic modification.

U.S. and South America WeatherBryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, forecasts winter weather conditions for Nebraska. Bryce also predicts growing season conditions for Brazil and Argentina.

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