Market Journal –“ April 12, 2013

     Market Analysis –“ Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, reacts to the USDA–™s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Frayne also looks at the condition of emerging winter wheat across the country.
     Drought Continues for Pastures –“ Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, says recent precipitation doesn–™t equal the end of drought. Bruce says pastures will likely need several inches of rain just to get back to where they normally begin the growing season.
    Update: ACRE vs. DCP –“ Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, breaks down the decision of enrollment in ACRE or DCP farm programs. Brad–™s Cornhusker Economics article will be available in this space Monday.
     Spring Calving Management –“ Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, gives an update on calving progress in Nebraska. Rick also explains why it–™s a good practice to keep certain records during calving.
     Beef Inventory –“ The inventory of cattle in the U.S. is at historically low levels. Jim Gosey, UNL emeritus professor in animal science, discusses the challenge of increasing the industry–™s herd size, as well as recommendations for the upcoming breeding season.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.