Buy or Sell at Harvest? -- Market Journal Analyst Looks at 2013 Options - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 2013

Buy or Sell at Harvest? -- Market Journal Analyst Looks at 2013 Options - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 2013

October 4, 2013


On this week's Market Journal Jeff Peterson, president of Heartland Farm Partners, analyzes the latest USDA Grain Stocks report. Peterson discusses pricing opportunities for corn and soybeans during harvest as well as prospects for the 2014 season.

Also on this week's program are:

  • Beta-Agonists — Galen Erickson, UNL Extension beef feedlot specialist, discusses the use of beta-agonists in cattle feeding and the decision by some processors to no longer accept cows fed Zilmax.
  • Cattle Grazing Stalks — With corn harvest continuing in Nebraska, open cornfields are providing another feed source for cattle. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, outlines a few tips to keep in mind when allowing cattle to graze stalks. Information on UNL Extension’s Cow-Q-Lator can be found here.
  • Nebraska’s Renewable Fuels — Nebraska plays a large role in contributing to ethanol and biodiesel production. With help from the Renewable Fuel Standard, using corn and soybeans for renewable fuels has been a benefit to farmers, motorists and residents across the country.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Selected segments from this week's Market Journal are featured here. To see the whole show  or previous episodes, visit the  Market Journal channel on YouTube.

Next Week

As corn harvest continues in Nebraska, livestock feeders have a much cheaper feed source than a year ago. We’ll talk with Mike Briggs to see how that might improve feeding margins. We’ll also look at a UNL study detailing the effect of ethanol production during drought on grain prices in 2012.

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