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Annual Pro-Ag meeting set Nov. 13

By Staff | Oct 29, 2013

FORT DODGE – The annual Pro-Ag Outlook meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Webster County Extension office in the southeast corner of the Crossroads Mall between Younkers and Sears in Fort Dodge.

The first presenter will be Ron Mortensen from Advantage Agricultural Strategies LTD. Mortensen will discuss how using short-dated, new-crop options can be used to manage risk.

Mortensen will also discuss private crop insurance products and potential uses. Managing price risk and yield risk is critical as profit margins narrow, he said.

Dr. Chad Hart will discuss the market outlook for corn and soybeans.

The U.S. has seen huge swings in the estimated production for this year’s crops, and inventory is increasing impacting prices.

High prices have encouraged increased production around the globe. He’ll offer information on the supply and demand for corn and soybeans in the coming months.

The third speaker is Shane Ellis presenting on the outlook for beef and pork. Ellis will discuss how the livestock industry may respond to current production costs and future demand.

The registration fee is $35 per person, or $50 per couple and includes dinner.

Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register contact (515) 576-2119 by Nov. 8.

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