Market Journal: Roy Smith on Marketing Corn

Market Journal: Roy Smith on Marketing Corn

View the full Jan. 9 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

Jan. 9, 2015

On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, explains how his updated price charts impact his opinion on sales strategies for corn and soybeans.

Also on the Jan. 9 Market Journal:

Waterhemp Control — Eight weed species in Nebraska are resistant to at least one herbicide. Five of those species have resistance to glyphosate. Lowell Sandell, Valent FMD specialist, recaps field trial results aimed at controlling waterhemp.

Hog Market Analysis — The USDA tallied the U.S. hog and pig inventory at 66.1 million head as of December 1, 2014. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes numbers from the USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report and talks about profit potential for pig producers in 2015.

Planning for Calving — Richard Randle, Nebraska Extension beef veterinarian, explains how farmers and ranchers can begin planning for the coming calving season.

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

Next Week

Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, will analyze the USDA January Crop Report. Ruth MacDonald, an Iowa State University nutritionist, will discuss the fact and fiction of GMO use in foods.

Broadcast Times

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

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