Market Journal - January 13, 2017

USDA Reports Analysis – Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” recaps USDA reports on the 2016 harvest, grain stocks and winter wheat acres.

FFA’s Role in Ag – Mark Poeschl, National FFA CEO, talks about FFA’s goal of developing leaders. Mark also describes the challenges of increasing food production for a growing world population. Mark’s full Heuermann Lecture presentation can be found here.

Hog Market Analysis – Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, describes the strength of U.S. pork exports. Scott also analyzes the USDA’s latest Hogs and Pigs Report.

Refinancing Loans – Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, outlines pros and cons for ag producers considering refinancing a loan.

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





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