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Market Journal – March 24, 2017

This week on Market Journal…

Market Analysis Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, talks about his strategy of never selling soybeans in February. Roy also explains why he always forward-contracts corn on May 1.

Drones in Agriculture John Nowatzki, North Dakota State Extension ag machine systems specialist, explains how researchers at NDSU have used drones to scout fields, check animals and locate herbicide-resistant weeds.

Manure Applications Rick Koelsch, Nebraska Extension livestock bioenvironmental engineer, describes why manure applications can be win-win opportunity for farmers.

Weed Control Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, discusses weed management options as crop producers prepare for the 2017 growing season.

Weather Outlook Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next week on Market Journal… Shane Ellis, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, will analyze cattle markets. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University professor of ag meteorology, will look ahead to weather conditions during the growing season and the possible impact of El Niño.



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