Market Journal - February 17, 2017

Individual Segments

Hog Market Analysis

Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, describes Mexico’s strong demand for U.S. pork exports. Lee also talks about margins for farrow-to-finish producers.

Property Tax Reform

Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, discusses property tax reform efforts for ag land in Nebraska. More data on taxes and expenditures can be found in the USDA’s Farm Production Expenditures 2015 Summary.

Precision Ag Tools

Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension corn specialist, talks about precision ag tools that may be useful to corn and soybean growers.

IANR Update

Mike Boehm, IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor and University of Nebraska vice president for agriculture and natural resources, recaps his visits around the state and provides an update on IANR.

Weather Outlook

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