Market Journal Looks at Long-run Crop Price Cycles

Market Journal Looks at Long-run Crop Price Cycles December 8, 2017

This week on Market Journal  host Jeff Wilkerson talks with Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, about research on how long-run price cycles could indicate when crop market prices will recover.

Wilkerson also talks with Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Loren Giesler about selecting soybean traits to reduce disease risk. In 2017 Nebraska soybean farmers produced the state's largest soybean crop in the state's history, he notes, representing the state's  fourth record in four yers.

RFS Update

Todd Neeley, DTN staff reporter, gives an overview of Renewable Fuel Standards for 2018 and describes how the point of obligation impacts those in the industry.

Soybean Diseases

Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how growers can use disease histories to help select appropriate varieties for the 2018 season.

Cattle Market Analysis

Josh Maples, Mississippi State Extension livestock economist, looks at the slide in cattle market prices. Josh also talks about U.S. beef exports to China.

Weather Forecast

Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.