Market Journal - January 18, 2013

     Grain Markets –“ Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Neb., gives his thoughts on the latest USDA reports, demand for corn, rationing in soybeans, and selling strategies.
     Temple Grandin –“ Temple Grandin was the 9th speaker of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln–™s Heuermann Lecture Series. Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, talked about animal welfare and communicating with consumers. Kurtis Harms reports.
     Soybean Research Update –“ The 2012 growing season marked the second year of replicated field research conducted at the Soybean Management Field Day sites. The updates will provide information on yield results gathered from on-farm locations. Keith Glewen, UNL Extension educator, says he hopes producers will come not only to see the results, but also to share their concerns with researchers. A brochure for the events can be found HERE .
     Capital Gains and AMT Changes –“ In our second of a three-part tax series with Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. director, we–™ll look at changes to capital gains and the alternative minimum tax. Because of modifications, we–™ll see a difference in individual income taxes as well.
     Winter Calving –“ UNL Extension beef specialist Rick Rasby says some cowherds have started calving, with more to come as we approach March. But weather conditions in Nebraska over the last year have added management considerations for those producers.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.