Market Journal – January 2, 2015

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Market Analysis

In 2014, U.S. farmers planted 90.9 million acres of corn, 84.2 million acres of soybeans and 56.8 million acres of wheat. Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, gives his thoughts on possible planted acreage in 2015 and looks ahead at the USDA's January Crop Report.

Corn Seed Selection

Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains why seed selection can be valuable in managing corn diseases. More information on specific corn diseases can be found on the CropWatch website.

Fremont Corn Expo

The 2015 Fremont Corn Expo will be held at Christensen Field in Fremont, Nebraska, on Thursday, January 8. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, outlines the event.

State of Agriculture

David Kohl, Virginia Tech emeritus professor, discusses the current state of U.S. agriculture. David talks about debt concentration, tight margins in 2015 and how other countries could affect U.S. ag exports.

UAVs in Ag

Unmanned aerial vehicles could offer producers a unique view of their fields, livestock or operations on a regular basis. However, the legal environment surrounding their use is not ideal for agriculture. Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension soils educator, describes the increasing popularity of these tools and discusses how they could be used on farms and ranches.