Market Journal: Economists Make Recommendations on Corn Crop - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 5, 2011

Market Journal: Economists Make Recommendations on Corn Crop - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 5, 2011

August 5, 2011

On this week's Market Journal, host Doug Jose visits with Roy Smith, Plattsmouth farmer and grain marketing consultant, about taking call options on new crop corn and beans.  He also visits with Mike Boehje, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, about locking in margins for a portion of the 2011 and 2012 corn crop. 

Also on this week's program:

  • Heat May Impact Yields — Jenny Rees, UNL Extension educator, says even though corn fields may look good from the road, the ongoing heat can be affecting yield more than producers might think.
  • Federal Disaster Assistance Programs — Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, says federal assistance is available for Nebraska farmers hit by floods and heat.
  • Cooler Temperatures Ahead — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist says there are a few chances of scattered thunderstorms throughout the week. Temperatures will be much lower than the last few weeks, with some areas dropping to the 70s.

Next Week

Brad Lubben will provide an update on what the recent debt deal in Washington means for agriculture and the farm bill. Also next week, Frayne Olson will join Market Journal for his analysis of the wheat markets.

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