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Market Journal –“ March 8, 2013

     Grain Markets –“ Darin Newsom, DTN Senior Analyst, explains why he–™s bullish on soybeans. Darin also characterizes the demand market for corn, and explains price potential for winter wheat.
     Africa–™s Agricultural Potential –“ Africa holds more than half of the world–™s uncultivated arable land. Some countries are already making investments in land and warehouses on the world–™s second largest continent. But if Africa is able to realize its full agricultural potential, it won–™t be without many hurdles.
     Precipitation Outlook –“ Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says farmers can probably expect more rainfall this year than in 2012. Elwynn also explains why farmers might get a hint of spring precipitation from Arkansas.
     Growing Record Soybeans –“ Missouri farmer Kip Cullers holds a world record for growing 160.6 bushels of soybeans per acre in 2010. Kip describes his thought process behind trying new techniques in the field. From the World Soybean Research Conference in Durban, South Africa.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.