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Market Journal –“ December 27, 2013

This week on Market Journal–¦

Global Ag
–“ Both national and international economies can play roles in the success of U.S. agriculture. David Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus and president of AgriVisions LLC, explains the importance of those factors. David also discusses potential agricultural challenges in 2014.

Ranching for Profitability Meetings –“ UNL Extension will hold 2014 Ranching for Profitability meetings at eight locations in Nebraska during January. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, explains the purpose of the events. More information on the 2014 Ranching for Profitability meetings can be found here.

Estate Planning –“ Melissa O–™Rourke, Iowa State Extension farm and agribusiness management specialist, explains important issues farmers and ranchers may want to consider when conducting estate planning. Melissa–™s article on finding an estate planning attorney can be found here.

Animal Welfare in Cattle –“ Karen Genswein, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, describes her research on measuring animal welfare in cattle.

2014 Weather Outlook –“ Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University professor of ag meteorology, forecasts how the rest of winter could play out and looks ahead to 2014.