Market Journal Looks at USDA Reports, Farm Bill, Weather

Market Journal Looks at USDA Reports, Farm Bill, Weather


Al Dutcher

Tune in to this week's Market Journal to view State Climatologist Al Dutcher's ag weather forecast.

View the following video segments from this week's show on YouTube or on the Market Journal  site:

  • Hog Markets – Consumers may see less pork on shelves despite a rise in hog numbers. This week, Ron Plain, University of Missouri – Columbia Extension economist, gives his analysis of the hog markets for the coming months.
  • USDA Reports Released – Recently released reports by the USDA are discussed with Dean Groskurth, director of the Nebraska division of the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service.
  • 2012 Farm Bill Update – Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, says planning of the 2012 Farm Bill will start over in 2012 after super committee rejections late last year.
  • Forage Sampling – Market Journal’s Kurtis Harms talks with UNL Extension beef specialist Rick Rasby about checking the nutritional quality of forages on cow/calf operations.
  • CAFO Permits – Leslie Johnson, project coordinator for the UNL manure management team, advises farmers to obtain a livestock waste control facility permit.
  • Winter Weather Fluctuations – Temperatures across the state this week have been both mild and cold. UNL Extension climatologist Al Dutcher says temperatures will get warmer and then may drop with minimal moisture beginning Tuesday.

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