January 11, 2013

Market Journal - January 11, 2013

     Hog Markets – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, discusses the bearish hogs and pigs report. Ron also believes spring farrowings will be down more than the USDA forecast.
     WEB EXTRA: Elaine Kub, author of –Mastering the Grain Markets,– joins us after the release of Friday's USDA reports.
     Tax Changes (Part 1 of 3) – In the first of a three-part series Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., explains the changes to depreciation and payroll tax.
     DTN Confidence Survey – Greg Horstmeier, Telvent DTN editor-in-chief, discusses the recent DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index. The survey shows farmers and ranchers feel better after the 2012 harvest than they did before spring planting.
     Pasture and Range Scenarios – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, outlines options for pastures and rangeland based on whether or not the drought ends.
     Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.