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     Grain Markets –“ The USDA expects farmers to produce 3.2 billion bushels of soybeans for the 2012-2013 crop due to higher yields. Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Neb. discusses problems in Europe and seasonal trends for soybeans.

     Center for Food Integrity Panel –“ The Center for Food Integrity created a panel to review and comment on videos of alleged animal abuse like the video released by HSUS this week. Dr. Candace Croney, Associate Professor of Animal Behavior and Well-Being, Purdue University, is a member on the panel and discusses their latest report.

     Rural Futures Institute –“ The University of Nebraska held a conference in Lincoln this week designed to bring together stakeholders interested in the future of rural America. University of Nebraska vice president and IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green discusses the importance of this conference and what role agriculture plays in planning for the future.

     Lowering Costs for Feeders –“ High-priced corn improves the bottom line for grain farmers, but it has implications for cattle producers. UNL Extension beef feedlot specialist Galen Erickson says research that could lower the costs for feeders has been done at the ARDC in Mead.

     Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program –“ The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at UNL is designed to provide students with scholarships and program support for student courses, internship placement assistance and more. Tom Field discusses his new role as the chair of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and experience for students in the program.

     Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist, takes a look at next week–™s forecast and the outlook for precipitation.