Market Analysis – Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes estimates from the USDA's January Crop Report. Jeff also recaps corn and soybean market reaction to the numbers and discusses the downside risk in both corn and soybeans.
GMOs & Food Safety – Ruth MacDonald, Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition professor and chair, talks about GMO use in food production. Ruth explains the safety of GMOs in food and also discusses food labeling.
Calving in First 21 Days – Steve Tonn, Nebraska Extension educator, says there are definite advantages to calves born within the first 21 days of the calving season. Steve outlines the benefits, such as carcass value, marbling scores and pregnancy rates.
Keystone XL Pipeline – On January 9, 2015 the Nebraska Supreme Court narrowly sustained the 2012 oil pipeline statute governing the Keystone XL Pipeline. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension water and ag law specialist, explains the implications of the ruling and the future of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.