Market Journal: Determining Which is the Best Fit: ACRE or DCP? - UNL CropWatch, April 12, 2013

Market Journal: Determining Which is the Best Fit: ACRE or DCP? - UNL CropWatch, April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013

On this week's Market Journal, Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, talks with host Jeff Wilkerson about the features and differences found in the ACRE and DCP farm programs and how to choose for this year. Also on this week's show:

  • Market Analysis – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, reacts to USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Frayne also looks at the condition of emerging winter wheat across the country.
  • Drought Continues for Pastures – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, says recent precipitation doesn’t equal the end of drought. Bruce says pastures will likely need several inches of rain just to get back to where they normally begin the growing season.
  • Spring Calving Management – Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, gives an update on calving progress in Nebraska. Rick also explains why it’s a good practice to keep certain records during calving.
  • Beef Inventory – The inventory of cattle in the U.S. is at historically low levels. Jim Gosey, UNL emeritus professor in animal science, discusses the challenge of increasing the industry’s herd size, as well as recommendations for the upcoming breeding season.

  • Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

Wade Johannes from Central Valley Ag will join Market Journal to analyze corn and soybean markets as planting season nears across the Midwest. Spring calving continues to progress in Nebraska, and Rick Rasby will discuss cattle scoring.

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