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Market Journal –“ August 2, 2013

This week on Market Journal....

Market Analysis –“ Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Neb., analyzes the corn and soybean markets–™ attempts to recover after last week. Roy also discusses crop conditions and why a rally might occur at the end of the month.

Narrowing Grain Margins –“ If 2013 input costs are similar to 2012, breakeven margins might be tight. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., looks at these narrowing margins in corn and soybeans.

Southern Rust –“ UNL extension educators are reporting the presence of southern rust in several south central and southeastern Nebraska counties. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says the severity isn–™t widespread, but that could change with the recent damp and cool conditions.

Farm Bill Outlook –“ Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, describes the outlook for a new Farm Bill as lawmakers leave Congress for their summer recess.

Soybean Field Days –“ The 2013 Soybean Management Field Days will be held at four locations across the state. Keith Glewen, UNL Extension educator, outlines the schedule and presentations. More information on the 2013 Soybean Management Field Days can be found here.

Dairy Market Update –“ Robert Tigner, UNL Extension educator, analyzes the current state of the dairy industry, dairy consumption and the MILC outlook.

Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.