Market Journal – April 26, 2013
Hog Markets – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, analyzes lack of pork demand, break-even marks, and how a big 2013 corn crop could help livestock producers.
April Precipitation – Speaking on UNL Extension–s Ag Almanac radio program, Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, said a widespread portion of Nebraska saw twice the normal April precipitation. He also said a vast majority of the state recorded normal rain or snow. Al says the extended forecast looks fine on that same front, but there is a concern over expected temperatures.
Soy Used in Turf – Kurtis Harms reports from Las Vegas about a company using soybean oil in its synthetic turf.
Pasture Turnout – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, discusses whether farmers and ranchers should wait to turn cattle out into pastures because of drought.
Grazing Land Leases – Jay Jenkins, UNL Extension educator, explains what owners and renters should put into leases when arranging grazing land contracts.
Winter Wheat after Freeze – Bob Klein, UNL Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, describes how recent below-freezing temperatures affected winter wheat.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.