Market Journal – October 24, 2014

This week on Market Journal…

Market Analysis – Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, gives an update on harvest progress and recent market movement in corn and soybeans. Jeff also analyzes ending stocks, soybean production in Brazil and potential selling targets.

Ag Policy Update – Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, discusses the Renewable Fuels Standard, Waters of the United States, a World Trade Organization decision on meat labeling, and decisions farmers will need to make under the new Farm Bill. Locations and information on the 2014 Cornhusker Economics Outlook Meetings can be found here.

Post-Harvest Weed Control – Amit Jhala, UNL Extension weed management specialist, explains why controlling winter annual weeds after harvest is important. More information on control can be found in UNL Extension's Identification of Winter Annual Weeds circular.

Winter Cattle Prep – Richard Randle, UNL Extension beef veterinarian, says cattle producers can be preg-checking cows and preparing animals for winter months.

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

Next week on Market Journal… Mike Briggs will join us to analyze cattle markets and the latest USDA Cattle on Feed Report. We will also hear how Brazil's farmers are progressing in their soybean-planting season by talking with Alastair Stewart, DTN's South America correspondent.

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