Market Journal: What's the Spring Forecast Look Like?

Market Journal: What's the Spring Forecast Look Like?

On this week's Market Journal Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, talks about the below-average winter temperatures and the forecast for spring. He also explains how snowpack in the Rockies could affect irrigators in Nebraska.

Also on this week's program:

  • Crop Insurance Options  Monte Vandeveer, UNL Extension educator, outlines 2014 crop insurance options for farmers, specifically Revenue Protection policies. (See a related article by Vandeveer and Cory Walers, UNL Extension crop economist, in this week's CropWatch.)
  • Brazilian Futures Market — Fabiana Salgueiro Perobelli Urso, BM&FBOVESPA agribusiness products manager, discusses how farmers in Brazil can use futures contracts to protect their margins.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, will present a market analysis. The Market Journal crew will also share an interview with an economic consultant in Brazil who explains how Brazil increased its soybean production, but not its infrastructure.

Broadcast Times

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

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