Market Journal - January 8, 2016

Grain Market Analysis
– Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, shows why the long-term charts for corn and soybean markets give hope for higher prices.

Hog Market Analysis – Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, analyzes the USDA’s latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Lee also projects how market prices could affect breakeven margins in 2016.

Corn Hybrid Selection – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how hybrid selection can help corn growers manage diseases.

Calving Prep – Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines preparations farmers and ranchers can make to get ready for calving season. More information on assisting cows during calving can be found here.

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






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