Market Journal Looks at Drought Influences on Beef and Grain Production, UNL CropWatch Aug. 24, 2012

Market Journal Looks at Drought Influences on Beef and Grain Production, UNL CropWatch Aug. 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

This week the Market Journal team is reporting from the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House. Topics and presenters include:

  • Cattle Markets — Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center, discusses corn prices, ethanol, and beef exports.
  • Grain Contract Issues — Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners, outlines options for producers with grain contract issues due to a short crop.
  • Drought Update — Jerry Volesky, UNL Extension range and forage specialist, says producers can start planning ahead for spring grazing. He also cautions producers using different forages than usual to be aware of what is in them.
  • Aflatoxin in Corn — Some Nebraska corn fields may be at increased risk for fungal infections due to drought. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, and Mike Carlson, UNL Vet Diagnostic Center toxicologist, says producers should scout fields for aflatoxin and be aware of potential problems.
  • Potential Soybean Problems — Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant pathologist, discusses some problems popping up in soybean fields.
  • United Soybean Board — Gregg Fujan, United Soybean Board, shares an update on a recent funding and research meeting.
  • Weather Outlook — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, forecasts the next seven days.

Next Week

Segments on next week's Market Journal will include Roy Smith, Nebraska farmer and market analyst, will reports from the Soybean Management Field Days and Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House.

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