Market Journal – January 9, 2015

Grain Market Analysis – Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains how his updated price charts impact his opinion on sales strategies for corn and soybeans.

Hog Market Analysis – The USDA tallied the U.S. hog and pig inventory at 66.1 million head as of December 1, 2014. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes numbers from the USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Ron also talks about profit potential for pig producers in 2015.

Planning for Calving – Richard Randle, Nebraska Extension beef veterinarian, explains how farmers and ranchers can begin planning for the coming calving season. Additional resources from Nebraska Extension provide more information on assisting beef cows during calving and body condition scoring.

Waterhemp Control – There are currently eight weed species in Nebraska with resistance to at least one herbicide. Five of those species have resistance to glyphosate. Lowell Sandell, Valent FMD Specialist, recaps field trial results aimed at controlling waterhemp.

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

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