Market Journal - December 4, 2015

Grain Market Analysis
– Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, talks about the week’s gains in corn and soybean markets. Jeff also examines the strength of the U.S. dollar and selling strategies if producers need to move grain before the end of the year.

Final RFS Volumes – The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized renewable fuel obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, analyzes the levels, including those for ethanol and biodiesel.

Rootworm Resistance – Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, discusses corn rootworm resistance in Nebraska and explains what growers can do to help manage the problem. More information on 2016 Crop Production Clinics can be found here.

Hog Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, gives an update on hog price movements and international pork demand.

Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.





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