UNL CropWatch Feb. 18, 2011 Market Journal: Grain Markets Likely to Remain Strong

UNL CropWatch Feb. 18, 2011 Market Journal: Grain Markets Likely to Remain Strong

Feb. 18, 2011

Nebraska grain marketing consultant Roy Smith expects grain markets to hold or strengthen over the next month. He suggests that growers watch for market rebounds from the recent dips for sales opportunities.

Smith was interviewed on this week’s Market Journal program, a production of UNL Extension.

Other topics on this week's show include:

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  • Balancing the Budget – Due to cuts in state support, local governments will have to make some hard decisions between increasing property taxes and cutting services reported Jay Rempe, vice president of governmental relations with the Nebraska Farm Bureau.
  • Nutrient Management Plans – Chris Henry, UNL Extension agricultural engineer, says the revision of Title 130 of the environmental regulations will require livestock operations to provide more details in reporting their nutrient management plans. The new plans have to be reported by November 2012.
  • Roundup Ready Alfalfa – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, says one of the major advantages of Roundup Ready alfalfa will be helping seedlings get off to a good start.
  • Rollercoaster Weather? – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, says February may be a lot likeDecember, where temperatures fluctuated greatly by the day.

Next Week

Crop insurance has been streamlined in 2011 with the introduction of the combo policy. The various revenue products have been replaced by one revenue protection policy. This week Market Journal will look at the increase in premiums due to the increase in grain prices and the options available to growers.

Market Journal is funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board.

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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.

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

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