Market Journal Looks at September Crop Report, Harvest Recommendations

Market Journal Looks at September Crop Report, Harvest Recommendations

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

Sept. 12, 2014

On this week's Market Journal grain analyst Jeff Peterson discusses the September Crop Report, released this week from USDA. Peterson, president of Heartland Farm Partners, also discusses 2015 selling strategies, demand markets and basis numbers for corn and soybeans.

Also from the Sept. 12 Market Journal:

Soybean Harvest Recommendations — Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, explains why the optimum moisture to harvest soybeans is 13% as well as why the timing of soybean harvest is important to yield and profit. Also see Zoubek's CW article. More information on the timing of soybean harvest can be found on the CropWatch website.

Harvest Weather Outlook — Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, talks about the concerns of damp conditions forcing corn and soybean farmers into a long harvest. Anderson also discusses the possibility of an early frost.

Hog Market Analysis — Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes current hog market prices and talks about the impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus. He explains why 2014 could be an exceptional year of profits for pig producers.

Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, provides his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

Mike Briggs will join us to look at cattle markets and another segment will look at soybean cyst nematode, by far the most expensive problem for soybean growers in Nebraska.

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