Market Journal – February 13, 2015

Grain Market Analysis – Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag commodity risk manager, analyzes the USDA's February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report. Luke also discusses soybean exports, ethanol and 2015 planting acres.

Hog Market Analysis – The USDA expects hog receipts to fall nearly 14 percent from last year. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, looks at the sharp drop in hog prices and explains how it impacts profit margins for producers.

Bull Selection – Matt Spangler, Nebraska Extension beef genetics specialist, talks about using valuable information to select a bull. Matt's recent article on using EPDs and economic index values can be found here.

Corn & Soybean Research – Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, says Nebraska soybean growers will soon receive results from trials at the 2014 Soybean Management Field Days. Keith also explains what farmers can learn by attending update meetings from the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network, which is sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association.

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

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