This week on Market Journal.....
Grain Markets – On Monday, the USDA reported Nebraska farmers had planted 14% of this year–s corn crop. John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, discusses acres for corn and soybeans, high prices, and basis in northeast Nebraska.
Farm Bill Update – The current farm bill will expire on September 30. University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension public policy specialist Brad Lubben talks about 2012 Farm Bill discussions in Washington.
Scouting for Insects – One field of soybeans in northeast Nebraska is trying to be the first to attract bean leaf beetle this year. Market Journal's Kurtis Harms reports on this UNL research.
Supplement Options for Cattle – With cattle back in the pasture, producers should think about supplemental feeding options. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension cow-calf specialist, says producers should also stay mindful of high input prices.
Communicating with Consumers – Ed Lammers, a farmer from Hartington and the Nebraska Soybean Board district one director, talks about animal agriculture in Nebraska.
Seven-Day Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist, gives the seven-day forecast for Nebraska.