Market Journal: How will China's Cancelled Soybean Order Affect the Markets

Market Journal: How will China's Cancelled Soybean Order Affect the Markets

On this week's Market Journal grain analyst Jeff Peterson looks at how China's cargo cancellations are affecting soybean markets. Peterson, president of  Heartland Farm Partners, also talks about U.S. soybean imports and selling strategies for corn.

Also on this week's show:

  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
  • Drought and Disaster Assistance — Dan Steinkruger, Nebraska Farm Service Agency state executive director, discusses sign-up for the Livestock Indemnity Program and Livestock Forage Disaster Program. Eight Nebraska counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas. 
  • Estrus Synchronization Prep — Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, explains why estrus synchronization might be a useful management tool for producers. Rasby also advises farmers and ranchers to think about Breeding Soundness Evaluations for their bulls before breeding season. 

    Army Cutworm Scouting — Jeff Bradshaw, UNL Extension entomologist, describes how alfalfa and wheat producers can scout their fields for army cutworms.

  • Poultry Industry Update — The U.S. poultry industry accounts for about 60% of soybean meal consumption. Sheila Purdum, UNL Extension poultry specialist, talks about Nebraska's poultry sector, its lawsuit against California, and opportunities for growth.

Next Week

With multiple reports of rootworms in Nebraska corn developing resistance to Bt, UNL extension educator Bob Wright will discuss what UNL researchers found. See more in the April 11 CropWatch article.

Broadcast Times

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