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 On the 2011 year-end edition of Market Journal...

The USDA is forecasting net farm income at $100.9 billion this year. A 28% increase from 2010. When we talked with Director Greg Ibach, we asked why agriculture has been so profitable this year across the country, and here in Nebraska.

Ronnie Green is the University of Nebraska Vice President and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We discussed increasing enrollment at UNL, research opportunities and feeding a growing world population.

The state of Nebraska was recently named the second best run state in America by financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall Street. The rankings are based on data on financial health, standard of living, and government services. When we talked with Governor Dave Heineman, we covered farm bill discussions, HSUS, and Nebraska trade missions.