Market Journal Speaker Looks at Current Grain Markets - UNL CropWatch

Market Journal Speaker Looks at Current Grain Markets - UNL CropWatch

April 27, 2012

Segments on this week's Market Journal with host Jeff Wilkerson include:

  • Grain Markets – On Monday, the USDA reported Nebraska farmers had planted 14% of this year’s corn crop. John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, discusses acres for corn and soybeans, high prices, and basis in northeast Nebraska.
  • Farm Bill Update – The current farm bill will expire on September 30. UNL Extension public policy specialist Brad Lubben talks about changes being proposed for the 2012 farm bill.
  • Scouting for Insects – One field of soybeans in northeast Nebraska is trying to be the first to attract bean leaf beetle this year. Market Journal's Kurtis Harms reports on this UNL research.
  • Supplement Options for Cattle – With cattle back in the pasture, producers should think about supplemental feeding options. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension cow-calf specialist, says producers should also stay mindful of high input prices.
  • Communicating with Consumers – Ed Lammers, a farmer from Hartington and the Nebraska Soybean Board district one director, talks about animal agriculture in Nebraska.
  • Seven-Day Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist, gives the seven-day forecast for Nebraska.

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