Market Journal August 24, 2012

Reporting from the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House...
     Cattle Markets –“ Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center, discusses corn prices, ethanol and beef exports.
     Grain Contract Issues –“ Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners, outlines some options for producers who might have grain contract issues due to a short crop.
     Drought Update –“ UNL Extension range and forage specialist Jerry Volesky says producers can be starting to plan ahead for spring grazing. Jerry also says since the drought is forcing livestock producers to use different forages, they need to be aware of what is in them.
     Aflatoxin in Corn –“ Some cornfields across Nebraska may be at increased risk for fungal infections due to drought. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, and Mike Carlson, UNL Vet Diagnostic Center toxicologist, says producers should scout fields for aflatoxin and be aware of dangers that come with it.
     Potential Soybean Problems –“ Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant pathologist, explains problematic areas popping up in fields across the state.
     United Soybean Board –“ Gregg Fujan, United Soybean Board, shares an update on a recent funding and research meeting.
     Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, forecasts the next seven days.