Nebraska Market Journal: Grain Gains, RFS Volumes, Rootworm Resistance

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

    Also on the Dec. 4 Market Journal:

    • Final RFS VolumesThe 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. See more in the Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt Corn in Nebraska in the Nov. 25 CropWatch and at the 2016 Crop Production Clinics.
    • Hog Market Analysis Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, gives an update on hog price movements and international pork demand.
    • Weather Forecast — Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher gives the weather outlook for the coming week.

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