Vol. 2 | Issue 5                                                                                               February 2013
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Editor
Lyle Holmgren - Box Elder

Contributors
James Barnhill- Weber
Clark Israelsen - Cache
Mike Pace - Box Elder
Kerry Rood - USU Extension
Darrell Rothlisberger - Rich
Scott Williams - Cache 

Market Snapshot
January 8, 2013

 

 

Corn

KC Wheat

 

 

Futures

RSI*

Futures

RSI*

This Wk

1/28/13

$7.29

58.4%

$8.33

49.3%

Last Wk

1/21/13

$7.28

59.1%

$8.44

53.7%

Last Yr

1/29/12

$6.42

58.8%

$7.00

56.7%

 

 

Feeder Cattle

Fed Cattle

This Wk

1/28/13

$145.80

38.8%

$128.95

52.4%

Last Wk

1/21/13

$143.90

26.1%

$124.95

30.6%

Last Yr

1/29/12

$154.60

82.6%

$124.70

60.6%

      

*RSI = Relative Strength Index.  RSI is an indicator of the historical    strength or weakness in a market  RSI ranges from 0 - 100%. Higher percentages indicate strong and potentially over-bought market while lower percentages indicate a weak and potentially over-sold market.

 

Stocks to Use

 

 

Corn

Wheat

This Mo

Jan '13

5.2%

29.6%

Last Mo

Dec '12

5.8%

31.6%

Last Yr

Jan '12

6.7%

41.1%

  
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Beginning Quickbooks Training for Ag Producers

 

There will be a four week training course on the use of QuickBooks 2013.  The course is designed for those just learning the program.  The training will begin Thursday, February 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and continue each Thursday night until March 7th.  The course will be offered at the USU Brigham City Campus, 195 West 1100 South in Brigham City.  Space is limited to 20 individuals.  The cost will be $20 per individual.  For more information, participants can call Lyle at 435-695-2545 or 435-279-4400.  To register for the course, cal the Extension office in Brigham City at 435-695-2542.  

 

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Upcoming Crop and Livestock Schools and Other Workshops 
 
Over the next month, we have several workshops for farmers and ranchers scheduled.  If no link is available you can reach the county agent in charge of that workshop.

 

 



Date

Workshop/Seminar

Contact for More Info.

February 5

Northern Utah Fruit Growers Mtg 

Mike Pace
435-695-2541

February 8-9 

Master Cattlemen Seminar

Lyle Holmgren 
435-695-2545

February 12

Utah Onion Growers Assoc. Mtg

Mike Pace
435-695-2541

February 12

Cache County Crop School

Clark Israelsen
435-752-6263

February 12

Weber County Crop School

James Barnhill

801-399-8208

February 26

Mountain States Safflower School

Mike Pace
435-695-2541
Clark Israelsen
435-752-6263

  
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Estate Taxes on Farms and Ranches 

When the Bush-era tax rates expire in January, rates increase to 55 percent on estates that are valued at $1 million dollars or more.  It doesn't take very many acres for farm and ranch estates to exceed $1 million dollars. Read More...

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Utah and U.S. Drought Situation
 
Lack of rainfall this season is a serious concern for farmers and ranchers as many range and non-irrigated crops are suffering.   



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New Ag Weather Station Website Online
 
 
Over the past several months, the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University has been upgrading their network of agricultural  weather stations throughout the state.  The upgrade has now been completed.  
 
Utah's AgWeather Network (AgWxNet) is a collection of 23 automated weather stations, providing real time weather data for those users particularly interested in water management, the network sensors provide real time estimates of evapotranspiration (ET) to aid farmers, ranchers and others.
 
Originally conceived and built by Utah State University Professor Bob Hill, AgWxNet is now managed and maintained by the Utah Climate Center, with support from Utah State University Extension and the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. 


The Climate Center has included a short training video on their website to help familiarize you with their new website.  To reach the new website, click on the following address:

http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/agweather.php

 

Or you can click on the "Ag Weather Stations" link under the "Links" section of this newsletter.

 

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