Market Journal: Market Analysis, Soybean Variety Selection

Market Journal: Market Analysis, Soybean Variety Selection

View the full September 5 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

Sept. 5, 2014

On this week's Market Journal Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag commodity risk manager, analyzes crop conditions and discusses how record crops will affect corn and soybean markets. Luke also looks at basis numbers going into harvest.

Also from the Sept. 5 Market Journal:

Soybean Disease Update — Kevin Korus, UNL Extension plant diagnostician, gives an overview of soybean diseases that could still be causing problems in Nebraska fields. Plant samples can be submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic for analysis.

Selecting 2015 Soybean Seed — Nathan Mueller, UNL extension educator, discusses how farmers can evaluate soybean varieties and explains why selection can make a significant difference in profit margins. See Mueller's article in his blog, Crop Tech Cafe, for more information on soybean seed selection.

2014 Nebraska Farm Incomes — Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, discusses whether Nebraska will mirror the USDA projected drop in 2014 net farm income to $113.2 billion. A divergence in profits between corn/soybean producers and livestock producers is also forecast. Barrett also discusses 2015 cash rental rates and the sales tax exemption for agricultural repair parts. (See more in this week's Cornhusker Economics.)

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

Next Week

Market Journal will report from the 2014 Husker Harvest Days. Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, will analyze the USDA's September Crop Report. Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, will discuss timing of soybean harvest to maximize yield.

Broadcast Times

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