Market Journal on USDA Prospective Plantings Report

Market Journal on USDA Prospective Plantings Report

View the full April 3 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

April 3, 2015

On this week's Market Journal Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes the estimates of grain stocks and prospective plantings released by USDA Tuesday. Olson also discusses possible movement in corn and soybean markets.

Also on the April 3 Market Journal:

  • Winter Wheat Damage — Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, says winter wheat damage in southwest Nebraska is the worst he's ever seen in such a widespread area. Bob explains why the wheat incurred injury and describes how farmers should proceed with either abandoning the crop or letting it grow.  See Winter Wheat Injury and Kill in CropWatch for more information on estimating yield potential in damaged fields.
  • H5N2 Avian Flu — Several states have at least one confirmed case of the H52N avian flu. Sheila Purdum, Nebraska Extension poultry specialist, explains what the virus is, how it affects birds and how producers can implement biosecurity precautions on their operations.
  • Hog Market Analysis — Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes the USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Plain says lower market prices are putting pressure on pork producers' margins.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

As farmers look ahead to the planting season, Market Journal will talk with Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, to get a weather outlook for spring. Todd Hultman, DTN grain market analyst, will join us to look at corn and soybean markets.

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