Market Journal Looks at How Corn Planting Rate and Row Spacing Affect Yield

Market Journal Looks at How Corn Planting Rate and Row Spacing Affect Yield

On this week's Market Journal UNL agronomy professor Steve Mason explains how row spacing and seeding rate impact corn yield.

Also on this week's program:


  • Grain Markets Analysis — John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes corn and soybean markets ahead of the USDA's reports on grain stocks and prospective plantings, expected to be released at 11 a.m. Monday. He discusses his outlook on soybean prices and the challenges in using rail to ship corn and soybeans.
  • Farmland Value Increase — UNL's preliminary report on 2014 Nebraska farm real estate indicates ag land values remain strong. Jim Jansen, UNL research analyst, outlines the latest numbers for farmland in the state. The full report can be found here.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
  • Livestock Market Analysis — Mike Briggs, Seward feedlot manager, describes the swing from negative to positive feedlot margins. Mike also talks about beef demand with grilling season ahead and placements in the feedlot sector.
  • South American Crop Production — To view Market Journal reports from Brazil and Argentina, go to

Next Week

Farmer and grain market advisor Roy Smith will analyze corn and soybean market movement after key USDA reports. UNL agricultual economist Dennis Conley will look at ethanol margins, and UNL corn and soybean agronomist Roger Elmore will discuss the importance of soybean planting dates.

Broadcast Times

Market Journal — television for agricultural business decisions — is funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board.

View this week's program, as well as previous programs, online at and watch for future broadcasts on these networks.

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