Market Journal: Water Reservoirs Improving

Market Journal: Water Reservoirs Improving

April 18, 2008 

Snowpack in the Rocky Mountains has been better than it has been for four or five years, according to Mark Svoboda, UNL geoscientist and guest speaker on this week's Market Journal. This is leading to consideraly higher water levels in resevoirs. Al Dutcher, UNL extension state climatologist, says we can expect more moisture in western Nebraska through May; however, he cautions that water authorities are likely to be cautious with allocations until we get more than one year of increased water.

Also on the program this week:

  • Be cautious in beef marketing — Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedlot, Seward
  • Weed control before planting — Mark Bernards, UNL extension weed scientist
  • Tips for checking seed tubes before planting — John Smith, extension machinery systems engineer
  • Weather — Al Dutcher, Nebraska state climatologist

Next week's Market Journal will focus on water issues with a feature on water quality challenges from the Nebraska Water Conference. Also, Paul Burgener, UNL extension agricultural economics research analyst, will discuss the wheat market and Brad Lubben, extension public policy specialist, will update viewers on the farm bill.

Market Journal broadcast times:

NET1 - Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
NET2 - Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
Dish Network, Channel 9411
Friday, 12:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, 9:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. CT