Market Journal on Fall Soil Sampling, GMO Labeling, Markets

Market Journal on Fall Soil Sampling, GMO Labeling, Markets

View the full Nov. 7 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

Nov. 7, 2014

On this week's Market Journal Charles Shapiro, UNL Extension soil scientist, talks about fall soil sampling and nutrient application. See CW for more information and recommendations on soil sampling.

Also on the Nov. 7 Market Journal:

Market Analysis — Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth recaps the dead cat bounce in soybeans. Roy also analyzes selling strategies for remaining corn and soybeans and gives his thoughts on the USDA November Crop Report.

GMO Labeling Initiatives — Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected ballot initiatives that would have required labeling of genetically modified ingredients in food. Voters in Hawaii's Maui County did pass a ballot initiative that  bans GMO crops. Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in Oklahoma State University's Department of Agricultural Economics, reviews the labeling efforts in Colorado and Oregon. Jayson also discusses the continuing debate about GMO labeling.

Rebuilding the Cowherd — Kate Brooks, UNL Extension livestock economist, tracks the high price of calves and talks about selling calves now versus preconditioning them before sale.

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

Next Week

Elaine Kub will join Market Journal to analyze corn and soybean market reaction to the USDA November Crop Report. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., will talk about the importance of determining cost of production for your operation. Tom Hunt, UNL Extension entomologist, will talk about the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybeans.

Broadcast Times

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