Market Journal Guests Share Marketing and Planting Recommendations

Market Journal Guests Share Marketing and Planting Recommendations


On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, analyzes the USDA reports on quarterly grain stocks and prospective planted acres. Smith also discusses selling strategies for old and new crop corn and soybeans.

View the USDA planting forecast for Nebraska and the nation:

Also on this week's Market Journal:

Soybean Planting Dates — UNL research, funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board, has shown soybean planting dates can significantly impact yield. Roger Elmore, UNL Extension agronomist, discusses why the timing of planting soybeans is so important. For more information on soybean planting dates in Nebraska, see:

Ethanol Production Margins — Three conditions have provided a favorable scenario for ethanol producers: ethanol stocks are in tight supply, there was an adequate corn crop in 2013, and gasoline prices have turned higher. Dennis Conley, UNL professor of agricultural economics, examines profitable production margins.

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

Next Week

Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, will discuss spring weed control.

Broadcast Times

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