On today’s Beef News & Notes, Mark visits with Curt Zimmerman. Curt is the Livestock Supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. They discuss several topics on today’s show. First they talk about the future of futures trading with CME Group vs Live Auctions for Price Discovery. They also discuss different grants that are used to help benefit the livestock industry in Minnesota, including the Ag Development grant that was awarded to the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and the Minnesota Beef Council. They also wrap up with Curt looking into his crystal ball to the future of livestock agriculture in Minnesota, as he gets set to retire from the Department of Ag.