Market Journal 5-15-15

Market Journal 5-15-15

Market Journal: Scouting Corn for Pests, Market Analysis, and Japanese Import Impact

View the full May 15 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

May 15, 2015

On this week's Market Journal Extension plant pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems discusses why producers should be scouting corn for seedling diseases if emergence is delayed, in either wet or dry conditions.

Also on the May 15 Market Journal:

  • Scouting for Insects — With 30% of Nebraska's corn crop emerged, Nebraska Entomologist Bob Wright recommends scouting for potential cutting or feeding injury in seedlings.
  • Japan's Grain Imports — Japan has been the top buyer of U.S. corn for many years. It also imports significant quantities of wheat and soybeans. Learn how consumers in Japan use those products.
  • Lagoon and Pond Overflows — Above-normal precipitation has caused some holding ponds and lagoons to overflow. Amy Millmier Schmidt, Nebraska Extension livestock bioenvironmental engineer, explains what producers should do to minimize potential runoff in the future. See
  • Market Analysis — The USDA's May Crop Report projects U.S. farmers will harvest 13.6 billion bushels of corn and 3.85 billion bushels of soybeans in 2015. John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes the agency's latest set of estimates and discusses targets for selling cash corn and how the avian flu could impact local demand.
  • Avian Influenza in Nebraska — Two chicken flocks in Dixon County have been confirmed as Nebraska's first avian influenza cases. The virus strains have affected more than 33 million birds across the U.S.
  • Weather Forecast Stonie Cooper of the High Plains Regional Climate Center gives the outlook for the coming week.

Next Week

U.S. pork exports were down nearly 9% in March. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, will be on Market Journal to discuss demand and how the Trans Pacific Partnership could impact Nebraska's ag trade with Japan.

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