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Market Journal –“ January 27, 2012

This week on Market Journal–¦

     Grain Markets –“ Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University Extension economist, says producers in the Midwest may have some concerns regarding drought in the near future.
     Are Soil Moisture Levels a Concern? –“ With a lack of precipitation so far this winter, Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist, Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, and Bob Klein, UNL Extension cropping systems specialist, are concerned about dryness in Nebraska due to another La Nina year.
     Cattleman's Day and Trade Show –“ Rick Funston, UNL Extension beef reproductive physiology specialist encourages producers to attend UNL–™s Cattleman's Day and Trade show to learn about reproductive issues in cattle.
     Economical Forage Options –“ Many times, producers choose to use lower-costing, readily available forages for feeding. Aaron Stalker, UNL Extension beef specialist, says there are some things to watch out for when using less expensive options.
     Working Together in Agriculture –“ Crop and livestock production are equally important and rely on each other to help feed the world according to Ron Pavelka, Nebraska Soybean Board District seven director .
     Innovative Wind Tunnels –“ Market Journal–™s Kurtis Harms reports on new wind tunnels located at UNL–™s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.
     Winter Weather Conditions –“ Al Dutcher, University of Nebraska –“ Lincoln Extension statewide climatologist, says temperatures will be higher than normal, with lower than average precipitation.