UNL CropWatch Sept. 10, 2010: Plan to Stop by the Market Journal Tent at HHD

UNL CropWatch Sept. 10, 2010: Plan to Stop by the Market Journal Tent at HHD

Sept. 10, 2010

Check out this week's Market Journal, described below, and be sure to stop by the team's tent at Husker Harvest -- look for the Big Red IANR building on Third Street and the Market Journal tent next door.

This Week on Market Journal

Roy Smith, grain consultant and Plattsmouth farmer, shares his analysis of the grain market with program host Doug Jose, UNL extension farm management specialist. Smith says old crop corn is still being delivered which is contributing to a wide basis with little incentive to do any forward pricing right now. He suggests watching the soybean basis closely to see if the current narrow basis on cash deliveries continues into harvest.

Also on this week’s program:

  • VeraSun Bankruptcy – Dave Aiken, UNL extension ag and water law specialist, encourages farmers to seek legal counsel if they recently received a letter from the VeraSun bankruptcy trustee seeking repayment.
  • Transferring the Family Business – Dave Specht, family business consultant and UNL professor in business management, says communication is integral to working out a family business transition plan and recommends that the older generation take the lead.
  • UNL Soybean and Water Research -- Jim Specht, UNL agronomist, reports that the tap root on soybeans grows down at the rate of about a half an inch a day. This data is used as part of the SoyWater Irrigation Management System.
  • Rain and Mild Temperatures – Al Dutcher, UNL extension state climatologist, says eastern Nebraska may see some rain in the early part of the week with temperatures rising into the 80s but falling back into the 70s toward the end of the period.

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Next Week

Market Journal will be reporting from Husker Harvest Days at Grand Island at its tent next to the Big Red IANR Building on Third Street. Arlen Suderman will share his analysis of the September USDA crop report at 11 a.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday. Ronnie Green, the new University of Nebraska Vice President and Harlan Vice Chanellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be onstage at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Stop by and say hello and check the markets on the big screen monitor.

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