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Market Journal –“ December 21, 2012

     Corn and Soybean Markets –“ (recorded Wednesday morning) –“ Wade Johannes, Commodity Risk Manager with Central Valley Ag, says soybean export and crush numbers are ahead of schedule. Wade also says most of Brazil is off to a great start for growing conditions but Argentina is a different story.  
     Global Agriculture –“ David Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus and president of AgriVisions LLC, discusses implications of the fiscal cliff, the current commodity super-cycle, and China–™s importance to U.S. agriculture in 2013.
     NSB Update –“ Mark Caspers, Nebraska Soybean Board district five director, explains why soybean meal is important to aquaculture. Mark also talks about the success of the soybean checkoff in Biodiesel and Bioheat.
     Crop Production Clinics –“ The 2013 Crop Production clinics will be held at nine different locations across Nebraska beginning in January. The clinics are designed to provide information to aid crop producers and agribusiness professionals in their overall profitability. Lowell Sandell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension weed science educator, explains a few of this year–™s topics.
     Livestock Development Challenges –“ Dave Aiken, UNL Extension ag and water law specialist, explains why livestock odor may be an important factor in slower livestock development across Nebraska.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.