Weather-related concerns about the potential supply of corn next year and more optimism about near-term demand for corn have fueled the recent rally in corn prices, according to Dr. Darnell Good, agricultural economist with the University of Illinois.

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USDA’s 89th Annual Outlook Forum will feature the issue of managing risk in the 21st century and is scheduled for February 21-22, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) will conduct its annual industry conference on February 19-20 in Arlington, Virginia.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending December 8 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 155,763,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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