Market Journal –“ January 25, 2013

     Cattle Markets –“ Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, says the possibility of Japan accepting U.S. beef up to 30 months old may not have a huge effect. Mike also gives his thoughts on the recent market dip and corn prices until fall harvest.
     Seed Corn Selection –“Tamra Jackson-Ziems says even though drought conditions in 2012 weren–™t necessarily conducive to disease development, pathogens are still in the soil. Tamra says you should therefore select your seed with that in mind.
     Women In Ag Conference –“ The 28th annual Women in Ag conference will take place February 21st and 22nd in Kearney. Cheryl Griffith, the project coordinator of the conference, lays out what people can expect this year.
     2013 Guide for Weed Management –“ UNL has released its 2013 Guide to Weed Management. Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, describes the features in this year–™s issue. A hard copy of the guide can be purchased HERE  and you can download the guide HERE.
     Estate Tax –“ In the final interview of our three-part series with Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., we outline changes to the estate tax.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.