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:
- Nebraska Corn Acres Drop 6%; Soybean Acres up 13%, a CW article
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:
- Soybean Planting Date - When and Why, a UNL NebGuide
- Data Show Nebraskans Planting Soybeans Earlier Each Year, a CW article
- Dates and Probabilities for the Last Spring Freeze in Nebraska, a CW article
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.
Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, will discuss spring weed control.
View this week's program, as well as previous programs, online at marketjournal.unl.edu and watch for future broadcasts on these networks.
- NET1 – Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
- NET2 – Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
- Podcast on iTunes
April 4, 2014