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Market Journal – October 9, 2015

This week on Market Journal…

Cattle Market Analysis – Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the recent drops in live and feeder cattle prices. Mike also talks about slaughter weights and the cost of corn.

Trans-Pacific Partnership – Trade ministers of the involved Trans-Pacific Partnership countries announced Sunday they had reached an agreement. Wes Peterson, UNL professor of agricultural economics, talks about what the trade deal could mean for agriculture.

Keystone XL Pipeline – TransCanada, the company proposing to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has applied for a permit from the Nebraska Public Service Commission. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, explains why the company may have made this decision.

Compaction During Harvest – Paul Jasa, Nebraska Extension engineer, describes how soil can be compacted during harvest. Paul outlines techniques farmers might be able to use to reduce compaction.

Stalk and Ear Rots – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, advises farmers to scout for stalk and ear rots in high-risk areas of cornfields. More information on using the right mask for lung protection during and after harvest can be found here.

Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.
Next week on Market Journal… Harvest is in full swing across Nebraska but the state has been behind normal in completion. We will talk with Roy Smith to get his thoughts on selling strategies for corn and soybeans after harvest wraps up.



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