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.