Market Journal – June 26, 2015

This week on Market Journal…

Cattle Market Analysis – Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, talks about domestic beef demand, the outlook for corn costs and the environment for cattle prices as June closes out.

Ag Trade with Japan – David Miller, minister-counselor for agricultural affairs for the USDA in Tokyo, explains why Japanese consumers are valuable to American farmers. David also discusses trade barriers between Japan and the United States.

Soybean Disease Outlook – Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says heavy rains before and after soybean planting could have helped diseases develop in plants.

Corn Disease Outlook – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says northern corn leaf blight is showing up in certain Nebraska counties. Tamra describes how farmers can scout and manage the disease. More information on corn diseases can be found here.

Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next week on Market Journal… Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag commodity risk manager, will join us to analyze how USDA estimates on corn and soybean acreage are affecting markets. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, will also be with us to look at hog markets.



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