Market Journal –“ December 20, 2013

This week on Market Journal–¦

Grain Market Analysis –“ Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, discusses the U.S. Federal Reserve–™s decision to begin tapering its stimulus efforts. Darin also analyzes current corn and soybean stocks situations and the size of the South American soybean crop.

Hog Market Analysis –“ Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes the impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus. Ron also discusses current breakeven marks and lower export numbers.

No 2013 Farm Bill –“ Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, discusses Farm Bill proceedings. Brad also outlines what a new Farm Bill in January could look like.

U.S. Beef Exports –“ Gregg Doud, president of Commodity Markets Council, explains the importance of U.S. beef exports. Gregg believes China could become a larger importer of U.S. beef in the near future.

Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.