December 9, 2011

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This week Market Journal comes from the 2011 Nebraska Power Farming Show–

     Grain Market Analysis – Elaine Kub from the ARC Group stops by the set to talk about the latest export sales report, the expiration of blenders credits, and grain prices in 2012.

     Winter Wheat - In the latest USDA crops report, Nebraska's winter wheat was rated 74 percent good-to-excellent, well above the 45 percent good-to-excellent at the same time last year. Drew Lyon, U-N-L Extension Dryland Crops Specialist in Scottsbluff, says the difference is noticeable.

    Ag Technology – Cameras are becoming more popular among farmers and ranchers who navigate large equipment and need an extra eye. Market Journal's Kurtis Harms reports.

    Cash Leasing – Grain prices are high, but so are input prices. Landlords and tenants both want the best deal possible, but arriving on a set price for cash leasing isn't an exact science. UNL Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek describes options for both sides.

    Marketing - It's been a tense week in global markets as European leaders meet in Brussels in hopes of finding some solution to their economic issues. Nick Mueller, Senior Market Advisor with Stewart Peterson, talks about marketing strategies around it.

     UNL Beef Short Course - UNL's 13th annual Beef Short Course series will kick off in mid-December, with the first session taking place on the 15th. UNL Extension Beef Specialist Rick Rasby says this first session will address where our beef industry is headed based on recent conditions.

     Weather - UNL Extension Statewide Climatologist Al Dutcher says this next week may be warmer than the previous. There is a slight chance of significant snow by midweek.