August 22, 2014

Cattle Market Analysis – Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center director, analyzes the record-high profit margins in the beef industry. Jim also discusses consumers' willingness to buy beef, the market for foreign buyers and why farmers and ranchers should be making a plan for this year's income.

Soybean Diseases Emerging – Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says soybean diseases are appearing in some Nebraska fields. Loren describes how growers can scout and manage Sudden Death Syndrome, brown stem rot, white mold and phytophthora.

Raising Nebraska Exhibit – Chuck Hibberd, UNL Extension dean and director, describes the Raising Nebraska exhibit on display at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair.

Sandhills Pastures and Ranges – Jerry Volesky, UNL Extension range and forage specialist, talks about the current condition of grasses in the Sandhills.

Farm Program Decisions – Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, discusses three decisions producers will need to make in the near future: updating base acres and yield, deciding between Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, and looking at the Supplemental Coverage Option. Information and analysis of options within the 2014 Farm Bill can be found through UNL's Farm Bill website.

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

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