Market Journal – May 29, 2015
This week on Market Journal…
Grain Market Analysis – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes the drastic price movements in wheat markets. Frayne also discusses low soybean prices and upcoming USDA reports.
Using Sugar on Crops – Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension educator, says some growers in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network are using sugar in corn and soybean production. Jenny explains sugar's effect on yields, stalk strength and beneficial insects.
Japan's Tea Industry – Approximately 12 percent of total land area in Japan is used for farming. Kurtis Harms reports on one of the products from some of that ground: tea.
Cattle Market Analysis – Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, analyzes USDA reports in the cattle industry. Kate also discusses the cost of beef and explains how avian influenza could increase competition in meats.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
Next week on Market Journal… Millions of birds in Nebraska have been affected by avian influenza. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Ag director, will join us to talk about the spread of the virus in the state. Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, will also be with us to look at corn and soybean markets.