Market Journal - December 9, 2016

Cattle Market Analysis – Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes recent price movements in live and feeder cattle markets. Mike also recaps how the feeding industry weathered 2016.

Ag Trade to China – Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, talks about U.S. and Nebraska ag trade with China. Greg also discusses future trade opportunities for Nebraska products.

RFS Volumes – Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, outlines Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations for 2017.

Costs of Production – Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, discusses trends in net farm income, family living costs and net worth. Tina also describes factors impacting 2017 crop production margins.

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





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