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This week on Market Journal–¦

     Grain Markets –“ Elaine Kub, author of –œMastering the Grain Markets,– discusses corn and soybean yield expectations, contracting 2013 crop, and the ethanol market.
     Forage Options –“ Farmers with poor corn and soybean crops have options to use them as forage for livestock. Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, talks about how to best utilize the crops, planting forage into dry soils, and next year–™s forage supply.
     Soybean Aphids –“ UNL Extension entomologist Bob Wright says aphids haven–™t been extremely populous in soybean fields so far this year due to high temperatures. Wright says with cooler weather in the forecast, producers should be scouting their fields for this pest.
     Irrigation Repair –“ Bill Kranz, UNL Extension irrigation specialist, says the drought gives growers a chance to see how effective irrigation systems are running.
     Irrigation Application –“ As corn and soybean fields mature, Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, gives tips on accurately scheduling the final irrigation application of the season.
     Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, forecasts the coming week and looks at precipitation chances in September.