Market Journal – August 28, 2015
This week on Market Journal…
Cattle Market Analysis – Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, analyzes current cattle prices and several USDA reports regarding the industry.
Range and Pasture Condition – Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on current conditions in central and western Nebraska. Jerry also discusses weed control and the timing of removing cattle from grasses.
Tillage and Rotation Research – Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, and a team of researchers at the Haskell Ag Lab near Concord, Nebraska, have been conducting research on tillage, crop rotation and nitrogen applications for nearly 30 years. Charles recaps the results from those ongoing studies.
Weed Control Efforts – Fred Whitford, Purdue Extension clinical engagement professor, explains why water quality, tank size and consistent product measurements can significantly affect producers' ability to control weeds.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
Next week on Market Journal… As harvest approaches, we will look at corn and soybean markets with Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president. We will also talk with Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, to look at costs of production for Nebraska producers.