Market Journal: Unrest Overseas Could Affect Grain Exports - UNL CropWatch, September 21, 2012

Market Journal: Unrest Overseas Could Affect Grain Exports - UNL CropWatch, September 21, 2012

September 21, 2012

On this week's Market Journal, Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Exension economist, discusses the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, winter wheat planting, and how unrest overseas could affect exports. (See the September 12 WASDE report, which lowers projected exports of hard red winter wheat to 25 million bushels. The projected range for the 2012/13 season-average farm price was lowered to $7.50 to $8.70 from the previous range of $7.60 to $9.00 per bushel.)

Also on this week's show:

LFTB Lawsuit — Last week, Beef Products, Inc. filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit against ABC News for false and misleading defamatory statements related to lean finely textured beef (LFTB). John Bender, professor in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, explains the lawsuit. (Also see this interview with UNL Extension Meat Specialist Dennis Burson to learn more about lean finely textured beef.)

New York City Biofuel Update – Greg Greving of the Nebraska Soybean Board explains how a New York City heating oil mandate will improve the market for Nebraska soybean oil. See how New York's use of biodiesel and bioheat benefits soybean farmers in Nebraska.

Corn Residue Bales – In Market Journal’s continuing drought coverage, UNL Extension Beef Specialist
Rick Rasby talks about using corn residue bales in a producer’s operation. In a related segment Rick Rasby’s shares considerations for renting corn stalks. Also view an earlier Market Journal segment to see Jim MacDonald describe how nitrates affect cattle.

Beef Genetics – Matt Spangler, UNL Extension beef genetics specialist, talks about matching beef genetics for your specific environment. From the 2012 Husker Harvest Days.

Weather Update – UNL Extension State Climatologist Al Dutcher forecasts the weather for the coming week.

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