Market Journal – February 6, 2015

Market Analysis – Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains his principle of never selling soybeans in February. Roy also talks about the possibility of big crops in South America, how 2015 acre predictions are impacting markets and selling strategies for corn.

Cattle Inventory – The USDA says all cattle and calves in the U.S. totaled 89.8 million head on January 1, 2015. Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, analyzes the expansion effort in the beef industry and breaks down the latest inventory report.

On-Farm Research Meetings – Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension cropping systems and ag technology educator, outlines the upcoming Nebraska On-Farm Research Network meetings. The network is sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the Nebraska Soybean Board, the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Corn Board.

South American Harvest – Brazilian farmers have started harvesting their soybeans. Alastair Stewart, DTN South America correspondent, gives an update on harvest progress. Alastair also describes the condition of soybeans in Argentina and explains how many beans Argentine farmers are currently storing.

Cow Nutrition – Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension beef specialist, discusses cow nutrition during and after the calving season.

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

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