Market Journal Looks at Effects of Recent Grain Price Shift

Market Journal Looks at Effects of Recent Grain Price Shift

May 25, 2012


View all of this week's Market Journal show (above) or separate segments (below).

On this week's Market Journal host Jeff Wilkerson talks with Ron Plains, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, about how the grain markets are reacting to the possibility of a big corn crop in 2012. Plain says the expectations may give some relief to hog farmers paying high input prices. Plain also discusses slaughter weights, meat prices and the summer outlook for the hog market.

Also on this week's program:

  • ACRE Program — As Washington continues to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill, UNL Extension public policy specialist Brad Lubben reminds farmers about an important decision that needs to be made by the end of the month. (View segment, at right)
  • Scouting for Flies — Flies can become a major economic threat for cattle producers if left untreated. Dave Boxler, UNL Extension educator in entomology, gives tips on scouting and treating.
  • Grass Hay Cutting — Nutrient and energy content of grass hay decrease as the grass grows. Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, recommends farmers plan grass hay cuttings based on what animals will be fed with the hay.
  • Nitrogen Application — Seventy-eight percent of the corn planted in Nebraska has emerged. Farmers may consider applying nitrogen as plants continue to emerge. Charles Shapiro, UNL Extension soil scientist, talks about how farmers can sample soils and apply nitrogen based off those results. (View segment, at right)
  • Weather Outlook — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist, says there are chances of precipitation in his seven-day forecast.

Next week on Market Journal

  • Wade Johannes from Central Valley Ag provides his analysis of the corn and soybean market.
  • Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, outlines drought options for rangeland producers.
  • Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant pathologist, talks about soybean seedling diseases.

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