Market Journal – August 9, 2013
This week on Market Journal–¦
Hog Markets – For the first time in ten months, pig producers were able to turn a profit in June. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, talks about whether or not that might continue. Ron also discusses the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and U.S. demand for pork.
Glyphosate Resistance – Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, gives options for controlling glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed and waterhemp. From the Herbicide-Resistant Weed Field Day in David City, Neb.
Plant Biosecurity – The United Nations says food production must double by 2050 to meet population demand. Jim Stack, Kansas State University professor of plant pathology, discusses how plant biosecurity plays a role in ensuring an adequate food supply.
Tax and Healthcare Prep – Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., talks about tax preparations after years of record-high incomes. Tina also outlines new health care laws that will affect farm operations.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.