Market Journal Looks at Benefits of Early Soybean Planting

Market Journal Looks at Benefits of Early Soybean Planting April 27, 2018

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Nebraska soybean research has shown a ¼ - 5/8 bushel decline in yield for every day after May 1 that soybeans aren’t in the ground. On this week's Market Journal Jim Specht, professor emeritus of agronomy and horticulture, explains why access to early spring radiation is important in soybean growth. View this segment.

Also on this week's program:

Market Analysis

Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedlot manager, talks about the USDA April Cattle on Feed report and describes the current and future cattle market prices.

Nebraska Ethanol Progress

Roger Berry, the Nebraska Corn Board’s Director of Marketing Development, discusses ethanol’s progress in Nebraska and explains how using ethanol reduces air pollution, supports the local workforce, and helps save money at the pump.

Ethanol Air Emissions

Steffen Mueller, principal economist of the Energy Resources Center at The University of Illinois at Chicago, explains his research on the benefits of an ethanol-gasoline blend to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tailpipe emissions.

Weather Outlook

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