Market Journal Takes a Closer Look at Winter Wheat Issues

Market Journal Takes a Closer Look at Winter Wheat Issues

View the full June 12 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

June 12, 2015

On this week's Market Journal UNL wheat breeder Stephen Baenziger describes why Nebraska winter wheat condition is mong the worst in the nation. A professor of agronomy and horticulture, Baenziger describes some of the challenges due to wet conditions and the resulting increase in diseases.

Also on the June 12 Market Journal:

  • Market Analysis — Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes June's supply and demand estimates in corn and soybeans. Jeff also discusses ethanol production, the impact of avian influenza and new crop selling strategies.
  • Corn Nematode Sampling — Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says farmers can be sampling cornfields for nematodes. More information on submitting samples to UNL's Plant Diagnostic Clinic can be found here.
  • Corn Exports to Japan — Japan is the largest market for U.S. corn exports. We examine how customers use American corn with Tetsuo Hamamoto, U.S. Grains Council Japan director.
  • ARC & PLC Signup — Cathy Anderson, Nebraska State Farm Service Agency production and compliance programs chief, explains how farmers will need to sign up for ARC and PLC farm programs in the near future.

  • Weather Forecast State Climatologist Al Dutcher of the High Plains Regional Climate Center gives the outlook for the coming week.

Next Week

The Market Journal team will report from the 2015 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association conference in Minneapolis. Ed Usset, University of Minnesota Extension grain marketing specialist, will join us to look at corn and soybean markets.

Broadcast Times

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