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Market Journal – July 22, 2016

This week on Market Journal…

Market Analysis – Chad Hart, Iowa State Extension economist and crop markets specialist, talks about crop conditions during a week of heat in the Corn Belt. Chad also discusses corn and soybean demand.

Pastures and Ranges – Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, gives an update on pasture and range conditions in western Nebraska. Aaron also explains how further rains will affect grasses for the remainder of summer. Information on dry-lotting cows can be found through UNL’s Beef website.

Flies on Cattle – Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension educator in entomology, gives an update on fly populations impacting cattle.

Western Bean Cutworm – Jeff Bradshaw, Nebraska Extension entomologist, discusses western bean cutworm numbers and describes how growers can scout for damage from the insect.

Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
Next week on Market Journal…The average price for all fresh retail beef ticked up in June to its highest monthly cost since March. We will look at consumer demand and cattle markets with Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska. Brent Gloy, Purdue University visiting professor, will discuss the health of the ag economy.



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