Market Journal Looks at Wheat Condition, Pasture Leases - UNL CropWatch, April 26, 2013

Market Journal Looks at Wheat Condition, Pasture Leases - UNL CropWatch, April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

On this week's Market Journal, host Jeff Wilkerson talks with western Nebraska crops specialist Bob Klein about wheat condition in southwest and westesrn Nebraska. Biggest areas of concern right now are spotty stands and a lack of soil water in many areas. Near North Platte, the crop is 10-14 days behind normal.

Also on this week's program:

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

April Precipitation – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, says a widespread portion of Nebraska saw twice the normal April precipitation.

Grazing Land Leases – Jay Jenkins, UNL Extension educator, explains what owners and renters should put into leases when arranging grazing land contracts.

Hog Markets – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, analyzes the lack of pork demand, break-even marks, and how a big 2013 corn crop could help livestock producers.

Soy Used in Turf – Kurtis Harms reports from Las Vegas about a company using soybean oil in its  synthetic turf.

Pasture Turnout – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, discusses whether farmers and ranchers should wait to turn cattle out into pastures because of drought.

Watch all the segments of this week's show on the Market Journal channel on YouTube.

Next Week

Nebraska producer and market analyst Roy Smith will be on next week's Market Journal to discuss corn and soybean markets. UNL Extension Plant Pathologist Stephen Wegulo will look at wheat diseases developing south of Nebraska and the potential for problems here.

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