Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes lean and live hog market prices, USDA estimates on U.S. herd numbers and profitability for farmers in 2014.
Pre-Plant Weed Control – Cool weather has limited weed development in eastern Nebraska, which might be a benefit for pre-emergence management. Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, talks about how slow weed growth could help farmers be more efficient in their control. Soil temperature maps for Nebraska from the CropWatch website can be found here.
Pinkeye in Cattle – Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), more commonly known as pinkeye, can impact all breeds of cattle. Pinkeye can occur at any time during the year, but more commonly appears in warmer months. Market Journal's Kurtis Harms reports on how this infection can economically affect cattle producers.
Argentine Producer Perspective – Argentine farmer Santiago del Solar Dorrego talks about his view of agriculture in Argentina. This interview was taped January 19, 2014 near Rojas in the northern portion of Buenos Aires province.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.