Market Journal – July 31, 2015

This week on Market Journal…

Cattle Market Analysis – The USDA's July Cattle Report showed the total number of cattle and calves in the U.S. increased 2 percent. Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the inventory numbers. Mike also explains how market prices are impacting feedlot margins.

Southern Rust Spreading – Southern rust has been confirmed in multiple Nebraska counties. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, gives an update on the disease. Tamra also talks about scouting and treatment options for southern rust and northern corn leaf blight.

Rootworms & Aphids – Tom Hunt, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes how rootworm damage led to severe injury in a corn test plot. Tom also talks about scouting and treating aphids in soybeans.

Grain Market Analysis – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses current crop conditions. Frayne also analyzes price movements in corn, soybean and wheat markets.

Phosphorus Research – Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, talks about research that studies how increased phosphorus rates influence corn yields.

Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next week on Market Journal… As the USDA gets ready to release its August Crop Report, we will talk with Elaine Kub to look at corn and soybean markets. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag law specialist, will also join us to talk about land lease renewals.



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