Market Journal: How Drought May Affect Wheat Seed Availability - UNL CropWatch, July 8, 2013

Market Journal: How Drought May Affect Wheat Seed Availability - UNL CropWatch, July 8, 2013

July 8, 2013

On this week's Market Journal Stephen Baenziger, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture, discusses wheat condition across the state and prospects for the 2014 seed supply.  He advises buying wheat seed early as supplies may be limited due to drought and reduced seed production in some areas.

  • Markets Analysis  — Jeff Peterson, president of Heartland Farm Partners, analyzes market action following Friday's USDA grain yield projections. Peterson also looks at pricing options for old crop, 2013, and 2014 corn and soybeans.
     
  • Japanese Beetle — Several UNL Extension educators in eastern Nebraska have reported the presence of Japanese beetles. Bob Wright, UNL Extension entomologist, describes how corn and soybean producers can identify the insect and thresholds for treatment.
     
  • Feeding Cows in Confinement — The latest UNL drought monitor shows nearly 92% of Nebraska remains in some form of drought, with the severest forms in the western half of the state. Karla Jenkins, UNL Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, talks about why farmers and ranchers may be forced to feed cattle in confinement because of back-to-back dry years.
     
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
     

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