Market Journal Looks at Outcomes of Farm Bill Delay - UNL CropWatch, Sept. 28, 2012

Market Journal Looks at Outcomes of Farm Bill Delay - UNL CropWatch, Sept. 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

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When the current farm bill expires September 30, producers aren’t likely to see an immediate effect, according to UNL Extension Public Policy Specialist Brad Lubben. He spoke with Market Journal’s Jeff Wilkerson this week about various outcomes, depending on when the new farm bill is approved.

Current farm programs will run through the current crop year, Lubben says, which means any changes related to corn, soybean, wheat and most other Nebraska crops wouldn’t occur until 2013’s crop. For dairy, however, the crop year ends December 31. When the new farm bill is enacted, Lubben says to expect a heavy emphasis on risk management, particularly crop insurance.

Also on this week’s program:

  • Morrill Act Celebration — Signed in 1862, the Morrill Act is marking 150 years in 2012. Market Journal’s Emilee Dorn reports on how UNL is celebrating the milestone.
     
  • Buying Hay — Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, says buying hay out of state, or even out of country, can bring unwanted pests onto your land.
     
  • Winter Annual Weeds — Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, says even with drought, weeds can spring up with a few good rains. He explains the timetable for treating weeds and important label restrictions.
     
  • Weather Update — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, forecasts the weather for the coming week.
     
  • Cattle Markets — Mike Briggs talks about buying grain during harvest and the outlook for beef into 2013.

John Meuret shares his thoughts on corn and soybean markets and we’ll show you segments of the UNL Heuermann Lecture featuring four former U.S. secretaries of agriculture.
 

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