Market Journal: Roy Smith Looks at What to Expect from the Grain Markets - UNL CropWatch, Sept. 27

Market Journal: Roy Smith Looks at What to Expect from the Grain Markets - UNL CropWatch, Sept. 27

September 27, 2013

On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, analyzes corn and soybean markets as the 2013 harvest begins in Nebraska. Smith also looks at local basis and when harvest lows and the next rally may occur. 

Also on this week's program:

  • U.S. Economic Outlook — Nathan Kauffman, assistant vice president and Omaha Branch Executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, looks at record farm incomes, Nebraska’s high agricultural land prices, and the current state of the U.S. economy.
  • Weaning Calves and Windrow Grazing — Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, says the number one concern for producers weaning calves should be minimizing stress for the calf. Berger also talks about potential benefits of windrow grazing for cattle during the fall and winter.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

Nebraska produces more than 13% of the nation’s ethanol, ranking it second in the country. Its soybeans also help make biodiesel, increasing the value of soybean oil. Next week, Market Journal looks at renewable fuels in the state and Jeff Peterson from Heartland Farm Partners analyzes the grain markets.

Broadcast Times

Market Journal — television for agricultural business decisions — is funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board.

View this week's program, as well as previous programs, online at and watch for future broadcasts on these networks.

  • NET1 – Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
  • NET2 – Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
  • Podcast on iTunes

Also connect with Market Journal on Facebook at or on Twitter at

Online Master of Science in Agronomy

With a focus on industry applications and research, the online program is designed with maximum flexibility for today's working professionals.

A field of corn.