Market Journal Features Grain Market Analysis, Update on Winter Wheat - UNL CropWatch, Nov. 2013

Market Journal Features Grain Market Analysis, Update on Winter Wheat - UNL CropWatch, Nov. 2013

November 1, 2013

On this week's Market Journal farmer and grain marketing consultant Roy Smith of Plattsmouth looks at the upcoming November crop report, the dead cat bounce in soybeans, and the basis number in southeast Nebraska.

Also on this week's program:

  • Winter Wheat Update — UNL Extension Plant Pathologist Stephen Wegulo looks at current growing conditions for winter wheat and possible disease threats.
  • Midwest Economy — This month's Rural Mainstreet Index rose for the first time since June. Ernie Goss, Jack A. MacAllister chair in regional economics and professor of economics at Creighton University in Omaha, discusses survey results.
  • China's Ag Demand — A recent UNL Cornhusker Economics article details how China’s changing diet toward higher meat consumption has helped U.S. corn and soybean production. The report also notes the increase in natural resources that will be needed to increase output further. Azzeddine Azzam, UNL professor of agricultural economics, discusses the recent report.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
  • Water Sustainability — Ed Lammers of Hartington, Nebraska Soybean Board district one director, discusses how crops look in his area and how water issues may affect Nebraska residents.

Selected segments from this week's Market Journal are featured here. To see the whole show  or previous episodes, visit the  Market Journal channel on YouTube.

Next Week

Kate Brooks, UNL Extension livestock economist, will discuss livestock markets and Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator, will discuss how to negotiate farm land leases.

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