Market Journal: Assessing Risk in Terms of Climate Change

Market Journal: Assessing Risk in Terms of Climate Change

May 8, 2009

On this week's Market Journal Michael Hayes, director of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses the scientific evidence for climate change. He suggests ag producers assess their vulnerabilities to climate change and how they can reduce related risks.


Other segments on this week's program include:

  • Hog market update with Ron Plain, D. Howard Doane Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri;
  • How some Nebraska NRDs are banking their water with Ron Bishop, manager, Central Platte Natural Resources District;
  • Recommendations for scouting wheat fields with Bob Klein, extension crops specialist for western Nebraska; and
  • Ag weather update, with Al Dutcher, Nebraska state climatologist.

On the next Market Journal Plattsmouth grain producer and marketing consultant Roy Smith will share his analysis of the corn and soybean markets. Chris Calkins, UNL professor of animal science, will describe some new beef cuts he has developed to increase the value of traditional lower quality cuts.

Broadcast times

NET1 - Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
NET2 - Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
Dish Network, Channel 9411
Friday, 12:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, 9:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. CT



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