Market Journal: Farm Management Expert Analyzes Bottom Line Differences - UNL CropWatch, 2013

Market Journal: Farm Management Expert Analyzes Bottom Line Differences - UNL CropWatch, 2013

May 10, 2013


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On this week's Market Journal, Tina Barrett of Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., discusses why some producers made a profit in 2012 while others saw a drop in income. Also on this week's program:

  • Cattle Markets — Mike Briggs, a Seward feedlot manager, discusses trouble in the cattle markets. With record-low inventory, many analysts thought they'd see a new high this summer, but lulls in consumer demand are causing concern.
  • Pesticide Container Recycling Program — Started in 1991, the Pesticide Container Recycling Program offers farmers locations to drop off their used pesticide jugs and drums. Clyde Ogg, UNL Extension pesticide safety educator, illustrates how growers can use this program.

  • Nebraska LEAD Class 33 Deadline — More than 900 people have been part of the Nebraska LEAD Program during the last 32 years. Terry Hejny, UNL LEAD program director, discusses program benefits for participants. Applications are due by June 15.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, recaps April precipitation and looks at extended models.

Next Week

We'll look at the corn and soybean markets with Jeff Peterson from Heartland Farm Partners and fly control with Dave Boxler, UNL   And as cattle producers begin to turn their stock out to pasture, Dave Boxler, extension entomology educator at the West Central REC, will join Market Journal to outline options for controlling flies.

Broadcast Times

Market Journal — television for agricultural business decisions — is funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board.

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