Market Journal: How Climate Change will Change Farming

Market Journal: How Climate Change will Change Farming

May 15, 2009

On this week's Market Journal Michael Haneman, professor of agricultural and natural resources economics at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the likelihood of increased variability in temperature and precipitation in the coming years. Haneman says producers should be prepared to adapt their cropping systems to the changing climate patterns.


Other segments on this week's program include:

  • Soybean and corn markets with Roy Smith, Plattsmouth, Nebraska farmer and grain marketing consultant;
  • Wheat disease update with Stephen Wegulo, Extension plant pathologist, Lincoln;
  • UNL food scientists introduce new cuts of meat with Chris Calkins, UNL professor of animal science; and
  • Ag weather update, with Al Dutcher, Nebraska state climatologist.

On the next Market Journal on May 22 Paul Burgener, Extension ag economics research analyst, will discuss the sugar beet and dry bean markets. The show will also include a segment on the history of some of Nebraska's water issues and concerns for the future with Gary Hergert, Extension nutrient management and water quality specialist.


Broadcast times

NET1 - Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
NET2 - Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
Dish Network, Channel 9411
Friday, 12:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, 9:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. CT