Market Journal May 8, 2015

Market Journal May 8, 2015

Market Journal: Flooded Fields, Market Analysis, and Japan's Influence

View the full May 8 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

May 8, 2015

On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, analyzes price movement in corn and soybeans and discusses selling strategies.

Also on the May 8 Market Journal:

  • Japan: Nebraska's Top Meat Importer — Nebraska sends more of its pork and beef to Japan than any other country in the world. We explore why the Japanese market is vital to producers in the state.
  • Flooding in Fields — Areas of southeast Nebraska received nearly 10 inches of rain Wednesday night into early Thursday. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why ponded or waterlogged soils can cause problems for corn and soybean plants.
  • Weather Forecast Stonie Cooper of the High Plains Regional Climate Center gives the outlook for the coming week.

Next Week

John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, will analyze the USDA's May Crop Report and host Jeff Wilkerson will look at how Japan uses U.S. corn and soybean exports.

Broadcast Times

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