UNL CropWatch December 22, 2010 Market Journal: Wheat Markets Strong — Clean Out the 2010 Crop

UNL CropWatch December 22, 2010 Market Journal: Wheat Markets Strong — Clean Out the 2010 Crop

December 22, 2010

On this week's Market Journal, Paul Burgener, UNL extension ag economics research analyst, discusses continued buoyancy in the wheat market and how to take advantage of it.  Burgener, who is at UNL's Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff,  says export numbers have been good and the wheat markets have settled in at the $6.50 to $7/bushel range. He recommends that growers clean out their 2010 crop.

Also on this week's broadcast:

  • UNL Crop Production Clinics — Mark Bernards, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Irrigated Weeds Specialist, says the goal of the UNL Crop Production Clinics is to provide participants with the latest research updates from UNL and also discuss regulatory changes that may impact the industry in the future. More information can be found at http://cpc.unl.edu/.
  • Keys to Grazing — Jim Gerrish, Grazing Lands Consultant with the American GrazingLands Services LLC, says the keys to successful grazing are to capture solar energy in plants and effectively harvest these plants with the grazing animals. Gerrish also recommends extending the grazing season as long as possible.
  • Winning the Game — Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, says it is important to develop a marketing plan during these times of volatile grain markets. The Winning the Game program, offered by UNL Extension, will help farmers develop their marketing strategies. For more information visit http://agecon.unl.edu/resource/wingame.html/.
  • Weather Outlook — Al Dutcher, UNL extension state climatologist, says much of Nebraska may begin to exhibit drought conditions with little precipitation as we move into spring,

Next Week

On the Dec. 21 Market Journal program host Doug Jose will talk with a panel of experts about the role the University of Nebraska is playing in the global outlook for food and water. The speakers will include Ken Cassman, UNL Heuermann professor of agronomy, Prem Paul, UNL vice chancellor for research and economic development, and Ronnie Green, UNL vice chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Market Journal Broadcast Times

Market Journal -- television for agricultural business decisions -- is funded, in part, by the Nebraska Soybean Board.

View this week's program, as well as previous programs, online at marketjournal.unl.edu and watch for future broadcasts on these networks.

  • NET1 – Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
  • NET2 – Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
  • Dish Network, Channel 9411

Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.