Market Journal: Insights to the Aug. 1 Crop Report

Market Journal: Insights to the Aug. 1 Crop Report

View the full August 15 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, analyzes the USDA August Crop Report. Smith also talks about the history of making sales before the USDA September Crop Report.

Also from the Aug. 15 Market Journal:

Scheduling Soybean Irrigation — As soybean farmers enter the homestretch of the growing season, they can begin to think about scheduling the final irrigation application. Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, explains the water needs of plants as they approach maturity. For more information, see the UNL NebGuide, Predicting the Last Irrigation of the Season, or download UNL's Crop Water app.

Farm Program Updates Dan Steinkruger, Nebraska State Farm Service Agency executive director, discusses sign-up for livestock emergency programs, ARC and PLC implementation, and the change to the Dairy Margin Protection Program.

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

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