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Market Journal –“ October 19, 2012

This week on Market Journal–¦

Hog Markets –“ Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, says even though margins for the fourth quarter are bleak, prices are much better than a month ago. Ron also discusses feed costs, meat prices and where the industry could be in a year.

UNL Extension –“ We talk with the new dean and director of UNL Extension, Chuck Hibberd.

Dairy Outlook –“ Dairy farmers were faced with some uncertainty after the expiration of the farm bill. Robert Tigner, UNL associate Extension educator, talks about budgets, exports and prices.

Fall Manure Application –“ Charles Shapiro, UNL Extension soil scientist, says drought may change how manure should be applied this year. A related NebGuide is available here.

Landlord/Tenant Workshops –“ Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator, explains what participants can learn from Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops. For locations, dates and times, click here.

Unwanted Horses - Horses can become unwanted due to an owner–™s personal and financial lifestyle changes, or horses can become sick, lame or injured. Kurtis Harms reports on how the drought is contributing to the problem, and what options horse owners have. More information on unwanted horses can be found here.

Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.